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Spiritualized thought; improved body

From the August 1995 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Christians generally recognize that God is incorporeal, that He is Spirit, as Christ Jesus taught. And Christian Science shows that man, as the outcome of God—as His expression—must therefore be spiritual, incorporeal. The true nature of man as the expression of God is substantiated in the Bible from Genesis through the New Testament. In Genesis it is recorded that "God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him." Gen. 1:27. The book of Job says, "The spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life." Job 33:4. And Paul declared, "In him [God] we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his off-spring." Acts 17:28.

These authoritative and immensely comforting statements show us our true identity. They take us out of the quagmire of limited or confused thinking about ourselves and place us upon the mountaintop where we catch glimpses of our inherent health, goodness, and purpose, springing directly from God, our Father.

The basis for healing in Christian Science is the present perfection of God and His offspring, man—an understanding that because harmony is our true status as God's expression, it must be manifested in our lives. As thought is spiritualized, purified, we grasp more clearly our immortal identity. We are not deceived by false concepts that parade as our identity, including such labels as accident-prone, unhealthy, sinful, unable to cope.

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