In reply to "Antipas," writing in your issue of August 23,...

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In reply to "Antipas," writing in your issue of August 23, there are certain verses in the Bible which imply that God is omnipresent, such as Psalms 139: 7-12 and Ephesians 1:23. If God were corporeal, as "Antipas" says, He would be recognized by the physical senses, being omnipresent. To say that "an incorporeal existence is a contradiction in terms" is quite wrong. All the numbers in mathematics have an incorporeal existence; all the notes in music are thus constituted. When the Bible speaks of God's eyes, ears, mouth, etc., surely our critic does not suppose that these are physical? This would place God at the mercy of matter and its discords. Again, Christ Jesus said, "The kingdom of God is within you," that is, in true consciousness, which is not a locality. Jesus' words in John 5:37 very clearly indicate that God is not corporeal or outlined by a physical form. Otherwise, He would have been seen by those to whom Jesus was talking.

With regard to I Corinthians 15:46, surely the way in which this should be read is that the first man that we appear to be conscious of is the material man, so called, mentioned in the second chapter of Genesis. Then, when the new birth takes place the real spiritual man appears, and we go back to the first chapter of Genesis. "The first man is of the earth, earthy," namely, the man, or Adam, mentioned in the second chapter of Genesis. "The second man is the Lord from heaven;" that is, the spiritual son of God, revealed in the first chapter of Genesis, and made in the image and likeness of God.

To say that God creates good and evil is illogical, if He is admitted to be omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent good. Christ Jesus said he came to destroy the works of the devil (evil); and he did this through his knowledge of the allness of God. He said, moreover, that those who believed in him would do the same works. Christian Scientists have accepted his command to heal the sick through his spiritual method, as well as to preach the gospel.

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