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Ever-present Newness

From the September 1967 issue of The Christian Science Journal

One of the many characteristics of immortality, as revealed in Christian Science, is newness. It is inherent in the true selfhood of each of us as individual ideas of God.

The Scriptures state, "If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature : old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new." II Cor. 5:17; To "be in Christ" is to identify oneself as spiritual, not material. It is to claim and express goodness, dominion, wholeness, and especially purity, which is essential if one earnestly desires to enjoy the blessings of Christliness. Such identification admits freshness and radiance into human consciousness and so into all our affairs. "Old things" such as unthinking compliance with apathy, self-gratification, or a burdened sense of routine do indeed pass away as the infinite ability of Spirit becomes more apparent to us.

This recognition may be quickened by studying the first chapter of Genesis, the divine record of creation, with these thoughts: What are the signs of perpetual newness here, and how am I implementing these in my experience? How may I better understand that "God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good"? Gen. 1:31;

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