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When I committed to the full-time practice of Christian Science

From the October 2021 issue of The Christian Science Journal

One day at work in one of the retail stores I owned in New York City, I felt uneasy, as if I might pass out. Because of the aggressiveness of the symptoms, I walked outside and prayed to God, seeking strength in the conviction of His omnipotence. Though I was wavering, I trusted in God and His law of eternal good. The Bible declares there is a higher, more powerful law of Spirit that exceeds and disproves a lesser law—a supposed law that asserts that sin and death are inevitable and are more powerful than God, eternal Life. Romans 8:2 states: “For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.”

Christ Jesus, the Son of God, proved that statement to be true through his healing ministry that saved sinners, healed the sick, and raised the dead. This powerful proof was the result of Jesus living a sinless life, and of his deep devotion and obedience to God and His law of good, which governs the universe harmoniously, including man.

From a limited perspective, man appears to be a concoction of material elements, sustained by a universally accepted theory of physical life that has assigned a mentality to it. Brain thinks, nerves feel, organs function, muscles move—all, supposedly, of their own volition. Christian Science defines this theory as a belief that would make man the captive of a mortal body, subject to physical law—the belief being that as the brain, nerves, organs, and muscles go, so goes man.

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