There are two accounts of creation recorded in Genesis

Thornbury Gazette

There are two accounts of creation recorded in Genesis. The first one is that of man made in the image and likeness of God; the second is that of man made of dust; and Isaiah tells us to cease from this dust man, "whose breath is in his nostrils: for wherein is he to be accounted of?" We also read in the Bible that in the beginning God created all, and pronounced His creation "good" and "finished." John says, "Without him was not any thing made that was made." In declaring that man has not fallen, Christian Science is referring to the perfect man, made in the image and likeness of God. To human belief, however, man is material and imperfect, but this man is the counterfeit, "the old man with his deeds," which St. Paul counsels us to put off; and to "put on the new man which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him [God] that created him."

Christian Science is awakening the world from the Adam-dream of materialism to the spiritual facts of being. On page 79 of "Miscellaneous Writings" Mrs. Eddy writes, "If the great cause is perfect, its effect is perfect also." She continues: "A mortal who is sinning, sick, and dying, is not immortal man; and never was, and never can be, God's image and likeness, the true ideal of immortal man's divine Principle. The spiritual man is that perfect and unfallen likeness, coexistent and coeternal with God."

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