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A certain correspondent does not agree with a Christian Science lecturer's definition of God, because he feels an exact definition was not given of various synonyms for God such as "divine Mind," "Spirit," and "good." Paul said, "Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus," and Jesus told the woman of Samaria that "they that worship him [God] must worship him in spirit and in truth." The Psalmist sang, "O taste and see that the Lord is good."

Jesus spoke frequently to the multitude in parables, and sometimes he gave further explanation to his disciples because they were capable of understanding further instruction. Even when talking to them later he said, "I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now." Evidently Jesus acknowledged that his teaching would be gradually revealed to his disciples in all ages as they sought a fuller understanding of his works and sayings. Your correspondent has given a difinition of God as "a spirit infinite." He does not give a definition of the word "infinite," but a dictionary states that it means without bound or limit, and when used as a substantive it means "the Absolute or God." God is the great "I AM THAT I AM."

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