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The Language of Spirit

From the November 1976 issue of The Christian Science Journal

It was said of Christ Jesus that no man ever spoke as he spoke. His words approximated the language of Spirit, and he prophesied that the sign of speaking in new tongues would follow those who believed (see Mark 16:17). Where can the new tongue be found? Is the new tongue an unknown tongue? Who can speak it? And how can it be understood? Christian Science can supply the answers to these questions.

Inspired writers of the Bible tell us plainly that God speaks to mankind, teaching, admonishing, and uplifting thought. However, there is a higher language within these sacred pages: the message of the Christ, the new tongue, which enables us to translate man's closeness to God into man's inseparability from Him.

Human language, of whatever tribe, race, or nation, shares in the erroneous belief that man is combined matter and spirit. But if God, Spirit, is All-in-all, as declared and demonstrated by Christ Jesus, then true language must originate in, and emanate from, Spirit. As we realize that God voices no error of statement and that man is His expressed idea, we find the basis for claiming man's spiritual perfection as revealed in Christian Science. This revelation conforms to God's own thoughts of man and the universe and is, to human sense, a new language.

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