God's Nearness

How often does the cry go up to God from humanity for His love, His support, His guidance! But how often it is made as if He were afar off, so far off, indeed, that He may not hear the cry at all, even the cry of agony! There is surely something wrong with the concept of God which regards Him as apart from His creation, probably far apart from it. Christian Science points out what is wrong, giving the true concept which declares Him to be omnipresent, and shows man to be ever at-one with Him. On page 596 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Mrs. Eddy writes, "Paganism and agnosticism may define Deity as 'the great unknowable;' but Christian Science brings God much nearer to man, and makes Him better known as the All-in-all, forever near."

Christian Science teaches that God is infinite, omnipresent Mind, and that, being Mind, He expresses Himself through ideas. Hence, man is the idea of God. Since man is the idea of God, is it conceivable that there can possibly be any separation between God and man? The answer is, No. Thus, as the absolute unity which exists between God and man is recognized, it is seen how impossible it is to conceive that God will ever be nearer to man than He now is in true being. Our Leader has stated the relationship between God and man concisely and clearly in these words (Science and Health, pp. 465, 466), "Principle and its idea is one, and this one is God, omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent Being, and His reflection is man and the universe."

Items of Interest
Items of Interest
February 6, 1932

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