The Power of Omniscience

IN "No and Yes" (pp. 23, 24) Mrs. Eddy writes, "God is All-in-all; but He is definite and individual, the omnipresent and omniscient Mind; and man's individuality is God's own image and likeness,—even the immeasurable idea of divine Mind." Man, God's likeness, is conscious of all that is good, pure, and everlasting, and of nothing else, for nothing exists which is contrary to God and Godlikeness. Nothing can be added to or taken from the omniscience of Mind and its manifestation.

As we draw nearer to what this infinite omniscience includes, we behold the way out of suffering and failure and can find this way, for discords have no place in "the immeasurable idea of divine Mind." The capacity for demonstration, spiritual, is measureless and stable. Our Leader gives us this definition of intelligence (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 469): "Intelligence is omniscience, omnipresence, and omnipotence." Continuously, then, the Christian Scientist must guard his intelligent understanding of God, man, and the universe by knowing that his spiritual understanding is related to the one intelligence, that as such it is illimitable, forever apart from all beclouding influences. Through rejoicing in the pure and holy nature of the divine omniscience and our relation to it as true witnesses, we are spiritually enriched and assured of dominion and harmony.

The way to banish the harassing and recurring arguments of mortal mind is to know more of good, to identify ourselves only with real being, to extend our reflection of the Almighty, and obey the injunction, "Cease to do evil; learn to do well." The pernicious suggestion that we do not and cannot know enough of Truth to nullify the material beliefs which seem to trouble us mentally and physically must be denied and reversed. To know how to listen and how not to listen is the secret of demonstration in Christian Science, and everyone can learn this secret.

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