“And lead us not into temptation . . . ” – Q&A #16

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil;
And God leadeth us not into temptation, but delivereth us from sin, disease, and death.

Question: How does Christian Science help deliver us from evil?

Answer: Christian Science is the discovery of the laws of God which Jesus demonstrated
during his time on earth. Both true Christianity and Christian Science are based on the
divine Science of our divine Principle, God. Unlike mere faith or belief in God, Science
requires us to have understanding in order to prove its laws. This understanding can
deliver us from evil.

“The Christian Scientist has enlisted to lessen evil, disease, and death; and he will overcome them by understanding their nothingness and the allness of God, or good. Sickness to him is no less a
temptation than is sin, and he heals them both by understanding God’s power over them. The
Christian Scientist knows they
are errors of belief, which Truth can and will destroy.” (S&H 450:19)

“The Christian Scientist wisely shapes his course, and is honest and consistent in following the
leadings of divine Mind.
He must prove, through living as well as healing and teaching, that Christ’s way is the only one by which mortals are radically saved from sin and sickness.” (S&H 458:25)

“Christ is the ideal Truth, that comes to heal sickness and sin through Christian Science, and
attributes all power to
God.” (S&H 473:10-12)

“Christian Science, rightly understood, leads to eternal harmony.” (S&H 338:1) 

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(Excerpted from “First Lessons in Christian Science, Volume Three: The Lord’s Prayer”
Copyright 2005)

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Temptation - #16

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