Christian science has brought to men an infallible means of so uniting thought with the truth of spiritual being that they can demonstrate that progress is an ever-operative law of God. Christian Scientists are learning that because man is eternally the image and likeness of God, he does not advance toward a state of well-being and completeness. Because he is spiritual, not material, he can never experience or manifest anything unlike Spirit, the source of his being. Because man includes only what God knows, he lives at the standpoint of perfection. Being spiritual, his functions and his faculties are untouched by time. Since God is his Mind and Mind is infinite, the claim of a malicious mind which would send forth arguments that evil has a past, a present, or a future is a negation, wholly unreal and powerless. Actually man dwells now and forever in the realm where all is God created and God governed.
This is the man described in the first chapter of Genesis. He is totally unlike the material mortal described in the second chapter as made of the "dust of the ground." He who advances most rapidly in his understanding and demonstration of Christian Science puts on the armor of right thinking each morning on awakening. Whatever his human occupations may be, he turns frequently to the true concept of man and sets aside a portion of each day for the study of the Bible and of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy. He keeps the goal of Spirit ever before his thought, knowing that, rightly viewed, every circumstance is an opportunity for progress.
To the degree that this is done, man's sonship with God and his inheritance of infinite good become more real. There is no one excluded from the glorious privilege of proving Christianity practical, for in the words of a familiar hymn (Christian Science Hymnal. No. 269).