Oneness with God

Christ Jesus said, "I and my Father are one." The Christ, the spiritual idea, is therefore at-one with the Father, in perfect harmony with divine Love. And on page 18 of the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," our beloved Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, has written, "Jesus of Nazareth taught and demonstrated man's oneness with the Father, and for this we owe him endless homage."

At-one-ment or unity with God becomes better known to us through the study of Christian Science. Therein we gain a clearer sense of God as supreme, infinite, as the One altogether good—as infinite Love itself. Christian Science also teaches that man possesses and reflects all divine qualities. On page 475 of Science and Health we read, "Man is idea, the image, of Love;" and Mrs. Eddy adds that man is "that which has no separate mind from God; that which has not a single quality underived from Deity; that which possesses no life, intelligence, nor creative power of his own, but reflects spiritually all that belongs to his Maker." Are we not also told in Genesis that "God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him;" and that "God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good"? Since God created everything good, man must consequently be very good, expressing only divine perfection.

It would have been impossible for Jesus to have wrought the mighty works which appeared as wonders and miracles to human sense if he had not seen clearly before each act that he was but expressing man's unity with God. He understood that man has always been dwelling in good, and that it was only necessary for him to realize this for the perfect manifestation to be seen and acknowledged in the place of its opposite imperfection. Jesus never for one moment acknowledged this seeming imperfection as reality. He knew that there is no truth in it, and that it is not any part of God's perfect creation; that it is therefore a misunderstanding of God and man which has been accepted as the truth, and which has to be cleared away by the true understanding which he demonstrated.

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Sunday School Teaching
October 6, 1928

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