"I and my Father are one"

When Christ Jesus said, "I and my Father are one," he was declaring the truth about his real selfhood, in the image and likeness of God. That this truth applies to each and every one of us is indicated in another of his statements: "I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God." Christian Science reveals the fact that in our true being we are the children of God and one with our divine Principle.

Man's oneness with God is brought out clearly in the Bible. It is evident that if man is the image and likeness of God, as the first chapter of Genesis plainly declares, man must coexist with God. Man expresses God as a ray of sunshine reflects the sun. There is no separation between man and God, and man never fell from his perfect state of existence. Our revered Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, writes in the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 282), "Whatever indicates the fall of man or the opposite of God or God's absence, is the Adam-dream, which is neither Mind nor man, for it is not begotten of the Father."

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