Study the Platform XII of XXXII

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XII. (Messiah or Christ) The word Christ is not properly a synonym for Jesus, though it is commonly so used. Jesus was a human name, which belonged to him in common with other Hebrew boys and men, for it is identical with the name Joshua, the renowned Hebrew leader. On the other hand, Christ is not a name so much as the divine title of Jesus. Christ expresses God’s spiritual, eternal nature. The name is synonymous with Messiah, and alludes to the spirituality which is taught, illustrated, and demonstrated in the life of which Christ Jesus was the embodiment. The proper name of our Master in the Greek was Jesus the Christ; but Christ Jesus better signifies the Godlike.  S&H 333: 3

 Marsha: Christian Scientists understand that Jesus (same as the name Joshua, the Hebrew leader) had the title of the Christ.  This is an important distinction because the Messiah is the Christ or the spirit of God – of Truth, Life and Love, that was promised, and that heals mentally. S&H 137: 19-21 It was the Christ that enabled Jesus to demonstrate his control over matter S&H 482: 22-23


  1. Following Jesus footsteps IS the easier way , each step is one closer to the promises

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