NEVER has the attention of men been drawn to the value of right thinking as it is being drawn by Christian Science to-day. And by right thinking is meant thinking from a correct spiritual basis, that is, the basis of an understanding of God and man which is absolutely true. This right thinking is having a tremendous direct effect on those who achieve it, as well as upon others who come indirectly under its influence.
Now the student of Christian Science is learning to think correctly about God and man, including the immortality of man; and, speaking generally, the knowledge already gained of the immortality of man, the understanding that man is as immortal as God, his creator, is undoubtedly increasing longevity. It is therefore of great importance that all men should become enlightened on this subject for the sake both of the present and of succeeding generations.
On page 428of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," under the marginal heading, "The present immortality," Mrs. Eddy writes, "The great spiritual fact must be brought out that man is, not shall be, perfect and immortal." And in a sentence farther on she adds, "The evidence of man's immortality will become more apparent, as material beliefs are given up and the immortal facts of being are admitted." What understanding underlies the words "man is, not shall be, perfect and immortal"! And how necessary that men should increasingly understand them, since upon this understanding so largely depends the well-being, the progress, the happiness of the human race!