Spiritual Vision

Outstanding among the divine qualities of Christ Jesus was his alertness instantly to detect and reject the arguments of material sense. His spiritual perception always discerned the cause of any discord as the belief in the reality of matter. This belief he destroyed with the understanding that all being is in God, Mind, the one and only real cause.

His demonstrations proved the existence of but one Mind, one Being, named I AM. They further proved true selfhood to be man created in the image and likeness of God, the infinite I AM. In her definition of "I, or Ego," on page 588 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Mary Baker Eddy says in part, "There is but one I, or US, but one divine Principle, or Mind, governing all existence; man and woman unchanged forever in their individual characters, even as numbers which never blend with each other, though they are governed by one Principle." It is of paramount importance to understand the oneness of God and man.

Christ Jesus had no respect for matter. In the record of his healing of the blind man, he spat upon matter; but he did not ignore the error. He opened the man's eyes with the application of the truth of being, the realization of perfect God, and perfect man made in His likeness. Everyone has the opportunity to and must needs follow the example of Christ Jesus by overcoming the testimony of material sense and proving that the only real senses of man are spiritual.

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