Christian Science has come into the world to establish both by precept and example the spiritually right concept of God and the universe, including man. Pointing first to that passage in Holy Writ which says, "God is a Spirit," or, as the revised version better states it, "God is a Spirit," and then to those other passages which declare that "God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him," and that "all things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made," Christian Science shows its students in a consistent, logical, and sane way that all is Spirit and the idea, expression, of Spirit; or, as it is stated in the Christian Science text-book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy, that "all is infinite Mind and its infinite manifestation, for God is All-in-all" (p. 468).

With this brief yet plain and potent statement of the truth of being, the truth about God, man, and all that exists in creation, the intelligent, sincere, and well-meaning students of Christian Science enter upon the study and demonstration of its teaching. With this statement they come to see and know that because God is Spirit, or Mind, and man is the image, likeness, or expression of God; and because everything else is the direct outgrowth of His wisdom and power, there is and can be in reality only that which is spiritual, that which reflects God and is governed by Him. The Scriptures everywhere declare the goodness and love and perfection of God. We also read in Habakkuk: "Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity." To be like God, then, or, in other words, to be spiritual; to reflect His unerring wisdom, His omnipotent might, means that every man, woman, child, yea, all His ideas, must be (and in reality are) good and perfect, harmonious and beautiful.

August 17, 1912

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