God's Thoughts

IN her writings Mrs. Eddy makes particularly clear the distinction between God's thoughts and the thoughts of mortals. On page 337 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" she writes: "Eternal things (verities) are God's thoughts as they exist in the spiritual realm of the real. Temporal things are the thoughts of mortals and are the unreal, being the opposite of the spiritual or the spiritual and eternal." The distinction is scientific, and is based on accurate understanding of God. It is this spiritual understanding which enables one to apprehend the status of immortal being and to distinguish it from the false belief of mortal existence.

Christian Science teaches that God is Mind,—infinite Mind. As this is apprehended, the nature of God's thoughts is discerned; for Mind is expressed in ideas; and the ideas of Mind are therefore the thoughts of God. The Christian Scientist never ceases to marvel at the fact that Christian Science has revealed so clearly and simply the nature of God's thoughts as spiritual ideas. The revelation has wiped away the difficulties he had in apprehending Deity, and is showing him that God is ever present,—ever at hand,—and that His infinite power is ever available.

Lecture in The Mother Church
April 18, 1925

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