"Immortal evidence"

"Man as the offspring of God, as the idea of Spirit, is the immortal evidence that Spirit is harmonious and man eternal." So writes Mary Baker Eddy in the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 29). Thus Christian Science teaches that man is the abiding witness to the fact that God is Spirit and is harmonious.

Man, then, is not a fleeting, temporary, or incomplete witness to the nature of God. He is not something which testifies partly to the divine nature and partly to a human sense of things which is both good and bad, both spiritual and material. Man was created and exists for the purpose of eternally and uninterruptedly showing forth—expressing—the goodness, allness, ever-presence, and omnipotence of God. There never was a time when man did not faithfully perform this function, and there never will be a time when he ceases to do so.

"The highway to heaven"
October 19, 1940

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