"The only"

"In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth." Explaining this opening verse, Mary Baker Eddy, in her exegesis of the book of Genesis, writes (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 502): "The infinite has no beginning. This word beginning is employed to signify the only,—that is, the eternal verity and unity of God and man, including the universe."

At certain seasons, especially those indicated by a change to cooler weather, one hears the more or less frequent remark. "It is the beginning of a cold," or. "I have a new cold starting." It is helpful at such times to consider these statements in the light of Christian Science and to determine for oneself whether or not they bear any resemblance to Truth.

Timely Overcoming
November 6, 1943

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