Concord ExpressA Christian Science Study Resource
The opposite and false views of the people hid from 12their sense Christ’s sonship with God. They could not The true sonshipdiscern his spiritual existence. Their carnal minds were at enmity with it. Their thoughts 15were filled with mortal error, instead of with God’s spirit‐ual idea as presented by Christ Jesus. The likeness of God we lose sight of through sin, which beclouds the spir‐18itual sense of Truth; and we realize this likeness only when we subdue sin and prove man’s heritage, the liberty of the sons of God.
21 Jesus’ spiritual origin and understanding enabled him to demonstrate the facts of being, — to prove irrefutably Immaculate conceptionhow spiritual Truth destroys material error, 24heals sickness, and overcomes death. The divine conception of Jesus pointed to this truth and pre‐sented an illustration of creation. The history of Jesus 27shows him to have been more spiritual than all other earthly personalities.
Wearing in part a human form (that is, as it seemed 30to mortal view), being conceived by a human mother, Jesus was the mediator between Spirit and the flesh, between Truth and error. Explaining and demonstrat‐316316:1ing the way of divine Science, he became the way of salvation to all who accepted his word. From him mor‐3Jesus as mediatortals may learn how to escape from evil. The real man being linked by Science to his Maker, mortals need only turn from sin and lose sight of mortal 6selfhood to find Christ, the real man and his relation to God, and to recognize the divine sonship. Christ, Truth, was demonstrated through Jesus to prove the power of 9Spirit over the flesh, — to show that Truth is made manifest by its effects upon the human mind and body, healing sickness and destroying sin.
12 Jesus represented Christ, the true idea of God. Hence the warfare between this spiritual idea and perfunctory Spiritual governmentreligion, between spiritual clear-sightedness 15and the blindness of popular belief, which led to the conclusion that the spiritual idea could be killed by crucifying the flesh. The Christ-idea, or the Christ-18man, rose higher to human view because of the crucifixion, and thus proved that Truth was the master of death. Christ presents the indestructible man, whom Spirit cre‐21ates, constitutes, and governs. Christ illustrates that blending with God, his divine Principle, which gives man dominion over all the earth.
24 The spiritual idea of God, as presented by Jesus, was scourged in person, and its Principle was rejected. That Deadness in sinman was accounted a criminal who could 27prove God’s divine power by healing the sick, casting out evils, spiritualizing materialistic beliefs, and raising the dead, — those dead in trespasses and 30sins, satisfied with the flesh, resting on the basis of mat‐ter, blind to the possibilities of Spirit and its correla‐tive truth.