Repentance and healing

Regeneration is an essential aspect of Christian Science. "Through repentance, spiritual baptism, and regeneration, mortals put off their material beliefs and false individuality." Science and Health, p. 242. This clear statement in the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy, indicates how necessary it is to examine thought—to expose and be willing to part with sin.

It takes humility to turn the searchlight of Truth onto the darker areas of human thinking that we would just as soon keep hidden from the world (and even from ourselves). Such self-examination is nonetheless essential, for as the textbook explains: "A moral question may hinder the recovery of the sick. Lurking error, lust, envy, revenge, malice, or hate will perpetuate or even create the belief in disease." Ibid., p. 419. Great blessing comes through purging consciousness of moral faults, and often after such purification, healing quickly follows.

The continuity of man's being
April 4, 1983

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