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Progress is a law
For centuries people have believed that to reach heaven and salvation, they should suffer and be poor. But such thoughts about God are changing. What kind of god would require suffering and poverty from his children in order to bless them? It is hard to love such a god. Yet the Bible declares, “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might” (Deuteronomy 6:5).
Christian Science resolves this contradiction by teaching us what God truly is, and showing how a clearer understanding of God, and a love for Him, brings the spiritual progress and blessings we long for.
Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, writes, “God is incorporeal, divine, supreme, infinite Mind, Spirit, Soul, Principle, Life, Truth, Love” (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 465). She explains that, as the infinite and only Mind or God, good is always present. Mind’s thoughts are never static, never obstructed. Mind is always unfolding its spiritual creation in complete harmony.
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Kathleen Cramer, Chris, Laura Bantly, Kelly, Joan Hyde
On the web
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The reason for our joy
Jürgen Kurt Stark
Rock climbing with strength and grace
Progress is a law
Patricia Del Castillo
Our Pastor’s healing ministry
Kathleen F. Lundeen
Back to playtime
By Tarun, grade 4, Chandigarh, India
The treasure of healing
Quick recovery after industrial accident
Ear and throat pain quickly healed
A radiant sunset
Photograph by Anjuli Carr
Fishers of boat people
The Monitor’s Editorial Board
The humanitarian within each of us
Jan K. Keeler
‘As in heaven, so on earth’
David C. Kennedy