What does Christian Science say to the question: What...

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What does Christian Science say to the question: What is God? It says that God is Spirit, Life, Truth, Love. And what is man? God's image and likeness, the reflection of Spirit, of Life, Truth, Love. Without God man would not exist. Man can do nothing of himself. Mrs. Eddy writes (Retrospection and Introspection, p. 57), "Man shines by borrowed light." God alone is good; as Jesus said, "Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God." To wipe out the relation between God and man would be as impossible as to separate cause and effect, or daylight and the sun.

However, mortal mind, or the carnal mind as Paul calls it in his letter to the Romans, bears exactly opposite testimony regarding man. It beholds a material, sinful, transient dweller on earth, who seems to be in a constant state of fear, the plaything of evil. This state of consciousness is in need of salvation; but it cannot save itself, because it is powerless.

The Saviour is Christ, Truth; which, wherever it is welcomed in, breaks the dream of sense. "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me."

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