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If here we give no heed to Christian Science, which is
spiritual and eternal, we shall not be ready for spiritual
(Life eternal and present)
"This is life eternal," says Jesus, - is, not shall be;
and then he defines everlasting life as a present knowledge
of his Father and of himself, - the knowledge
of Love, Truth, and Life. "This is life eternal,
that they might know Thee, the only true God, and
Jesus Christ, whom Thou hast sent." The Scriptures
say, "Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every
word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God," showing
that Truth is the actual life of man; but mankind
objects to making this teaching practical.
(Love casteth out fear)
Every trial of our faith in God makes us stronger.
The more difficult seems the material condition to be
overcome by Spirit, the stronger should be our
faith and the purer our love. The Apostle
John says: "There is no fear in Love, but perfect Love
casteth out fear. . . . He that feareth is not made perfect
in Love." Here is a definite and inspired proclamation
of Christian Science.
MENTAL TREATMENT ILLUSTRATED
The Science of mental practice is susceptible of no
misuse. Selfishness does not appear in the practice of
Truth or Christian Science. If mental practice
is abused or is used in any way except to
promote right thinking and doing, the power to heal
mentally will diminish, until the practitioner's healing
ability is wholly lost. Christian scientific practice begins
with Christ's keynote of harmony, "Be not afraid!"