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The spiritually-minded see God,...

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The spiritually-minded see God, good, Love, Life, and beauty everywhere. It is stated in Proverbs that as a man "thinketh in his heart, so is he." In "Miscellaneous Writings," Mrs. Eddy has said on page 87: "In our immature sense of spiritual things, let us say of the beauties of the sensuous universe: 'I love your promise; and shall know, some time, the spiritual reality and substance of form, light, and color, of what I now through you discern dimly; and knowing this, I shall be satisfied.'"

With regard to the statement about Christ Jesus in John's Gospel that "the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us," Christian Scientists do not recognize any contradiction of their views in this saying. Christ Jesus had gained an understanding of God's all-presence which never left him, and through which he was able to heal the sick, save the sinner, raise the dead, and walk on the water. This gave him the ability to deny the evidence of the physical senses and to overcome evil through spiritual power. He said, "Be of good cheer: I have overcome the world."

Christ Jesus in his ascension laid aside forever the limitations of material sense and gained the full consciousness of God's perfect spiritual universe, including man. The Apostle Paul says, "The things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal."

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