Baptized of God

Spiritual baptism is more than a symbolic purification. It eventually purges every aspect of our thoughts and lives.

Most of the friends I grew up with had experienced the rite of baptism; I had not. Through what I was learning in Christian Science, I felt that I was being purified spiritually, but I was not always able to explain this to my classmates.

What, exactly, does Christian Science offer in the way of baptism? Not a one-time ritual with water but individual sanctification through prayer, repentance, and reformation. This spiritual baptism is a purification of thought that goes on throughout one's life. It's the blessing that comes from God, divine Spirit, when we seek Him and obey His law. As Mrs. Eddy observes, "Our baptism is a purification from all error." Science and Health, p. 35.

Where I find God
July 3, 1989

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