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Christian Science and Jesus

A Christian Science Lecture by Alessandra Colombini, CSB From the March 2015 issue of The Christian Science Journal

...Together with this different concept of Jesus’ mission in this chapter, it became clear to me that Jesus and Christ were not exactly synonyms. Jesus was the man who manifested the Christ, who showed us what the Christ is. The Christ is eternal, it is God’s ideal. It is what God knows of man in His image and likeness, and Jesus was the human manifestation—the practical manifestation—of this Christ. So, this opened up the Bible to me in a way that I could understand, I came to see that there is a spiritual way of understanding the words. I saw that many words in the Bible have a spiritual meaning. Because of this I could better understand what the Gospels were saying and what Jesus meant when he said, “I and my Father are one” (John 10:30), or when he said, I can do nothing of myself and the works that I do, it’s the Father that does them (see John 5:30 and 14:10). The whole subject of Jesus and Christ, which is basic to Christianity, became clear to me. More...


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