In Genesis we read that "God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them." Mrs. Eddy says (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 151), "The divine Mind that made man maintains His own image and likeness." Thus in Christian Science we are learning to know God as "the all-knowing, all-seeing, all-acting, all-wise, all-loving, and eternal" (ibid., p. 587), and that man, whom God created, must reflect all the qualities of Spirit or Mind.

As Christian Scientists we should be careful to see and think of ourselves and others as in reality we are—ideas, the reflection of God, the one divine intelligence—and not as material. Thus we can identify ourselves with the source of true being, divine Mind, Life, or Spirit; and in proportion as we do this we can understand what Jesus meant and understood when he said: "I and my Father are one;" "My Father is greater than I;" "He doeth the works;" "I can of mine own self do nothing." In thus beholding the perfect man, we gain a glimpse of incorporeal being and of immortality. This spiritual sense is able to free us from the beliefs of substance-matter or sensation in matter, so that we may behold man as God created and maintains him—never sick, never deformed, never injured, never in want. In proportion as men understand this they are supplied with all needful things, are given opportunity for service and the wisdom and strength to perform the tasks at hand.

The Arms of Omnipotence
August 20, 1932

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