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From the April 1950 issue of The Christian Science Journal

I know not where His islands lift
Their fronded palms in air;
I only know I cannot drift
Beyond His love and care.

These beautiful and comforting words from the pen of John Greenleaf Whittier set forth his firm conviction in God's universal presence. The divine presence has always been felt by spiritually-minded men and women, and there is no doubt that all religions would have gladly healed the sick, as well as the sinning, had they grasped the spiritual and therefore scientific import of Jesus' words and works.

Christian Science brings an understanding of eternal Life, which is God, eternally reflected by man, His image and likeness. It comes to restore to mankind through its spiritual interpretation of the Bible the right idea of God and man as recorded in the first chapter of Genesis. This restoration, which involves evangelizing and regenerating human consciousness, this revealing of the perfection and permanence of God's work, already finished, is Christian Science healing. The primary purpose of Christian Science is to purge human consciousness of ignorance of God, of belief in and fear of a power apart from God, and of resultant sin. Sin, ignorance, and fear, our Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, tells us are the sources of all disease.

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