Man Inseparable from God

One of the most comforting passages in the Bible is given in the eighth chapter of Romans, where Paul writes, "For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."

Christian Science teaches that God is Mind, and man the reflection of divine Mind; therefore all that is real about anyone is the good he manifests. This understanding brings unspeakable comfort and assurance of safety at all times, but especially in time of trouble, and enables the individual to see error apart from himself, thus giving him courage to begin and continue in the endeavor to overcome the false beliefs which claim to be his personality, as well as the universal beliefs of materia medica, physiology, health laws, mesmerism, hypnotism, false theology, and the like. When this thought is firmly grasped and clearly understood, men rejoice in spiritual freedom, and the work of overcoming need no longer be wearisome, but is intensely interesting; for, as we see more and more of the truth, the nothingness of error becomes more obvious, and we begin to lose fear of its seeming power.

It is not always an easy matter at first to accept the fact that all the errors and faults which seem so natural to us and which we put down to heredity, temperament, or some other material law, have in reality no existence; that God, good, being all, there is no place for evil; and we ask what authority Christian Science has for teaching such a wonderful doctrine. Jesus said, "Ye must be born again," and in "Miscellaneous Writings" (p. 18) Mrs. Eddy says: "The prominent laws which forward birth in the divine order of Science, are these: 'Thou shalt have no other gods before me;' 'Love thy neighbor as thyself.' These commands of infinite wisdom, translated into the new tongue, their spiritual meaning, signify: Thou shalt love Spirit only, not its opposite, in every God-quality, even in substance; thou shalt recognize thyself as God's spiritual child only, and the true man and true woman, the all-harmonious 'male and female,' as of spiritual origin, God's reflection,—thus as children of one common Parent,—wherein and whereby Father, Mother, and child are the divine Principle and divine idea, even the divine 'Us'—one in good, and good in One."

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January 3, 1920

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