Perfection a Present Fact

In Genesis, first chapter, the positive declaration is made that "God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good." And in the Gospel according to St. John we find this statement: "All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made." The thoughtful contemplation of these citations leads to the inevitable conclusion that all that actually exists is "very good"; and no one should be in doubt as to the reason for this, since the statement of St. John reveals the inescapable fact that the real creation is the work of God alone.

The teaching of Christian Science, being based upon the Bible, declares that there is but one creator and one creation. God, the divine Mind, is this creator; and His creation, which consists of eternal, spiritual, Godlike ideas, is the complete, perfect, and harmonious manifestation, or image and likeness, of God. Therefore, there never was an instant when God's creation needed alteration, adjustment, or replacement. This pure, perfect, and wholly spiritual creation is the reflection of omnipotent divine Principle, Love. Divine Principle, being infinitely intelligent, could not and did not make any mistake. The almighty, all-knowing creator did not omit anything from His creation, nor did He ever create anything superfluous.

With God there is "no variableness, neither shadow of turning;" and so divine Mind, God, never became dissatisfied with His perfect spiritual creation, never condemned it, never saw or felt the need of producing a second creation. There never has been a second creation. The perfect, spiritual, and only creation has never changed; has never become mortal, material, or imperfect.

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"Mind the light!"
May 20, 1933

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