Man is Perfect

"Deducing one's conclusions as to man from imperfection instead of perfection, one can no more arrive at the true conception or understanding of man, and make himself like it, than the sculptor can perfect his outlines from an imperfect model, or the painter can depict the form and and face of Jesus, while holding in thought the character of Judas." So writes Mrs. Eddy on pages 259 and 260 of the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures."

If our conclusions as to what constitutes man were deduced from the evidence of the carnal mind, we should be forced to admit that man is very far removed from a state of perfection. For this so-called mind—"the accuser of our brethren," as it is called in Revelation—is constantly arguing that man originates in matter; that he is imperfect; that he is controlled by material law; and that according to these false claims he is subject to the discordant beliefs of sin, sickness, and death. But the testimony of the carnal mind is false.

Christian Science teaches that God, Mind, is the divine Principle, the source of all real being, and that man made in His likeness, as the Scriptures declare, is not mortal and imperfect, but is immortal and perfect, like God, his perfect Principle or source.

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"A strong tower"
January 27, 1934

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