To the human mind, inclusiveness implies limitation. To those instructed in Christian Science, inclusiveness applies solely to Mind, the universe and man, and therefore is a statement of infinity. On page 287 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Mary Baker Eddy writes: "God being everywhere and all-inclusive, how can He be absent or suggest the absence of omnipresence and omnipotence? How can there be more than all?" Something of this the Psalmist certainly glimpsed when he wrote, "If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me."

The monotheism which later adopted Christianity did not deny that since God is infinite there is no place where He cannot be found. But the belief in another, and for the most part stronger, factor in opposition to Him has robbed Christianity of much practical value. The acceptance of evil as a power vying with good has consistently handicapped the religionist basing his concept of God on blind faith rather than on divine logic. Infinite inclusiveness can never be absent; it can never be here and not there. It knows no compromise and has no competitor. Within itself is everything; outside of it there is nothing. The doctrine of duality, of a mixture of good and evil, is the denial of inclusiveness. It is finiteness claiming to invade infinity; it is the contradiction of omnipresence and omnipotence; it would provide an alternative to allness.

Testimony Meetings
September 20, 1941

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