No Shadow of Materiality

In "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" Mrs. Eddy writes (pp. 109, 110): "The three great verities of Spirit, omnipotence, omnipresence, omniscience,—Spirit possessing all power, filling all space, constituting all Science,—contradict forever the belief that matter can be actual. These eternal verities reveal primeval existence as the radiant reality of God's creation, in which all that He has made is pronounced by His wisdom good." This profound statement, revealing, as it does, the allness of God, good, and the perfection of His creation, enables us to realize that no shadow of materiality has ever come between God and man in the light and harmony of true being, which was established "when the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy."

Since God is infinite Spirit, or Mind, and since He created man in His image and likeness, man is spiritual, not material. Therefore, the claim that evil or matter exists as something real is seen to be false, and therefore powerless to interfere with God's man, to whom was given dominion over all the earth. Whence, then, appears the so-called mortal, material man, with all the concomitants of evil—sin, sickness, disease, and death? We have already seen that God, Spirit, created man in His image and likeness, and Spirit, filling all space, cannot produce its opposite, matter. It must therefore be obvious that man is not mortal or material, but immortal and spiritual.

Testimonies of Healing
December 30, 1939

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