"God is All-in-all"

In spite of the poverty and inadequacy of language as a medium for the expression of spiritual truths, one cannot read the textbook of Christian Science, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, and not be struck by the marvelous wisdom, accuracy, and care that its author has expended upon its composition and revision. And perhaps no passage in the textbook is more familiar to students of Christian Science than "the scientific statement of being" (p. 468), in which occurs the fundamentally significant statement of divine metaphysics, "All is infinite Mind and its infinite manifestation, for God is All-in-all." What a wealth of comfort and healing is contained in that short, concise sentence!

God is All; but this All includes not a single element or quality of evil, matter, or mortality. God expresses Himself in ideas that are pure, complete, and perfect, and their eternal unity with divine, infinite Mind precludes the possibility of their ever for a single moment becoming separated from Mind, or becoming material, or that they should ever become minds. God is forever expressing His own infinite nature in His ideas. In seeing, contemplating, loving, and blessing His own pure expression of ideas, He is seeing, contemplating, loving, and blessing His own perfect creation—all that exists, all that ever has been and always will be conscious of its own perfect origin or divine Principle. This image or likeness, this perfect expression of God, good, constitutes man and the universe. It blots out forever the possibility of original sin or the fall of man as being factors in God's infinite plan of perfection.

Confidence-inspiring Principle
December 11, 1926

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