"The scientific man" Is Here

God's man is not a vision of the future. He is ever with his Maker, and his Maker is omnipresent. Mrs. Eddy declares this fact. She states (Unity of Good, p. 46): "I do not deny, I maintain, the individuality and reality of man; but I do so on a divine Principle, not based on a human conception and birth. The scientific man and his Maker are here; and you would be none other than this man, if you would subordinate the fleshly perceptions to the spiritual sense and source of being."

In divine Science, there is no opposite to "the scientific man." In the Science of being God, Spirit, is the sole creator of man. The divine creation is God's expression. Isaiah represents God as saying, "Before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me." Christian Science teaches that man, God's image, is here as veritably as is his Principle, divine Spirit; that the spiritual man continuously attests the presence of God; and that the apparent presence of a fleshly man cannot be attributed to the absence of "the scientific man," but to the mistake of entertaining a material sense of the true man.

The recognition of one's true self as spiritual, accompanied by a willingness to put off the personal sense of self, with its pride and fear, makes it possible to find our selfhood in expressing the beautiful qualities and attributes of God. Our textbook states (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 13), "Because of human ignorance of the divine Principle, Love, the Father of all is represented as a corporeal creator; hence men recognize themselves as merely physical, and are ignorant of man as God's image or reflection and of man's eternal incorporeal existence." Christian Science releases men from self-ignorance. Its study and application enable them to know themselves as they are known of God.

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