How can I progress most rapidly in the understanding of Christian Science?
Study thoroughly the letter and imbibe the
spirit. Adhere to the divine Principle of Christian Science and follow the
behests of God, abiding steadfastly in wisdom, Truth, and Love. In the
Science of Mind, you will soon ascertain that error cannot destroy error.
You will also learn that in Science there is no transfer of evil
suggestions from one mortal to another, for there is but one Mind, and
this ever-present omnipotent Mind is reflected by man and governs the
entire universe. You will learn that in Christian Science the first duty
is to obey God, to have one Mind, and to love another as yourself.
We all must learn that Life is God. Ask
yourself: Am I living the life that approaches the supreme good? Am I
demonstrating the healing power of Truth and Love? If so, then the way
will grow brighter "unto the perfect day." Your fruits will
prove what the understanding of God brings to man. Hold perpetually this
thought, - that it is the spiritual idea, the Holy Ghost and Christ, which
enables you to demonstrate, with scientific certainty, the rule of
healing, based upon its divine Principle, Love, underlying, overlying, and
encompassing all true being.
"The sting of death is sin; and the
strength of sin is the law," - the law of mortal belief, at war with
the facts of immortal Life, even with the spiritual law which says to the
grave, "Where is thy victory?" But "when this corruptible
shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on
immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written,
Death is swallowed up in victory."
Immortality's opposite, mortality.
topic: IS THE UNIVERSE INCLUSDING MAN EVOLVED BY ATOMIC FORCE?
Have Christian Scientists any religious greed?
- They have not, if by that term is meant doctrinal beliefs. The following
is a brief exposition of the important points, or religious tenets, of
( - Tenets -)
1. As adherents of Truth, we take the
inspired Word of the Bible as our sufficient guide to eternal Life.
2. We acknowledge and adore one supreme and
infinite God. We acknowledge His Son, one Christ; the Holy Ghost or divine
Comforter; and man in God's image and likeness.
3. We acknowledge God's forgiveness of sin
in the destruction of sin and the spiritual understanding that casts out
evil as unreal. But the belief in sin is punished so long as the belief
4. We acknowledge Jesus' atonement as the
evidence of divine, efficacious Love, unfolding man's unity with God
through Christ Jesus the Way-shower; and we acknowledge that man is saved
through Christ, through Truth, Life, and Love as demonstrated by the
Galilean Prophet in healing the sick and overcoming sin and death.
5. We acknowledge that the crucifixion of
Jesus and his resurrection served to uplift faith to understand eternal
Life, even the allness of Soul, Spirit, and the nothingness of matter.
6. And we solemnly promise to watch, and
pray for that Mind to be in us which was also in Christ Jesus; to do unto
others as we would have them do unto us; and to be merciful, just, and
Adam: That of
which wisdom saith, "Thou shalt surely die."
topic: CHRISTIAN SCIENCE
Rolf A. F.