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From the April 1965 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Doesn't everyone want protection, protection from the inharmonies which seem to be present in the world today? Doesn't everyone want to live by a standard that gives him the poise and peace which come with the assurance that the standard he is adhering to is right? And doesn't everyone wish that this way of life would never cease?

This life of peace and poise is found through obedience to the Manual of The Mother Church, which was written by Mary Baker Eddy to maintain the standard of Christian Science among the members of her Church. This standard includes one perfect God, good, and man, the reflection of God. Jesus set this standard when he said in the Sermon on the Mount (Matt. 5:48), "Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect."

When intelligently applied to human life, the standard of Christian Science is seen to meet every human need, including the evolution of a human society freed from the evils of animal magnetism, or the carnal mind. This freedom is achieved through spiritual healing—through the regeneration which Jesus told Nicodemus was requisite for entrance into the kingdom of God. We read of this in the third chapter of John's Gospel.

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