The Fruits of Spiritual Understanding

[Original article in German]

Christian Science reveals God as invariable Love, all-embracing divine Mind, immutable Principle, the sole cause and creator of all that really exists. Thus this Science reveals God's infinite and eternal nature, His omnipresence, His omniscience, omnipotence, and invariableness. God, Spirit, includes all that is good, true, and perfect. In "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 113), Mary Baker Eddy states that "God is All-in-all."

Christian Science teaches that man is God's image and likeness, in accord with the statement in the first chapter of Genesis: "And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him." Man, created spiritually, is one with God and expresses all the qualities of his creator. Christ Jesus recognized his unity with the Father when he said, "I and my Father are one;" and, "What he seeth the Father do ... these also doeth the Son likewise."

In order to become conscious of our unity with God, our Father, we must learn to understand and love Him. We must have absolute trust in Him, be altogether obedient to divine law, and express this obedience in practical ways. Just as one looks into a mirror and sees the reflection of his face, so can one, in divine Science, see spiritual man reflecting God, Spirit. Since God is Love, His reflection, man, expresses love, not selfishness or hate; good, not evil. God is Life. Consequently man, His reflection, expresses health and freedom, yes, eternal life. God is omnipotent. Consequently man, His reflection, reflects strength, power, dominion.

Mind's Infinite Manifestation
June 4, 1938

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