Proving Our Inseparability from Good

When Paul admonished the Thessalonians to "prove all things; hold fast that which is good," he indicated the method of proving the facts of being, namely, by holding fast mentally to the actual or good. The activity of good in one's consciousness assuredly acts as a law to destroy the seeming presence of evil. All that is true about man and essential to his existence is wholly good, and man's inseparability from God, good, can be proved because it is an eternal fact.

Being unchanging good, divine Mind cannot know evil, its opposite. Therefore, the real man, God's reflection, cannot know evil. Error is thus no part of the real man. Mary Baker Eddy writes (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 300), "The mutable and imperfect never touch the immutable and perfect;" and she continues, "Science separates the wheat from the tares, through the realization of God as ever present and of man as reflecting the divine likeness." Through an understanding of the fundamental facts of God's ever-presence and of man's unity with his Maker, one is able to lay aside, as unreal, the mental and physical burdens that would limit or restrict his progress, or obscure his God-given freedom and harmony.

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