By establishing man's identity as the idea of God, Christian Science obliterates the scars of a so-called past. The Bible tells us that God is "of purer eyes than to behold evil" (Hab. 1:13). In the oneness and allness of the Mind which is God is no presence of evil, no recollection of it, and no mark to indicate that it ever was present. God is absolute good, eternal Truth, incapable of variation. He is all the Life there is, the one and only Being, and He includes within His own infinitude all that exists or ever has existed. That which expresses Mind or Spirit partakes of the nature of Mind and hence is wholly spiritual. The idea of divine Mind can no more get outside the orbit of Love's infinitude than God can cease to express His own nature.

The world believes itself to be passing through the aftermath of a great war; everywhere, according to belief, remain the scars of a great upheaval—in politics, in economics, and in individual lives. Yet in God's universe—the one and only universe—there has never been a moment when the order of Principle has been disturbed, when an element of evil existed or held sway. Because God is Life there is but one Life, and there never has been a life to be blighted. Because God is Mind there is but one Mind, and there never has been a mind to be shattered. In the infinitude of Love are no haunting fears, no shock, no resentment, no hate, no hallucinations. In the clarity of Truth is no lurking error. Truth leaves no scar of remorse, self-condemnation, grief, or hurt. The idea of Mind, dwelling forever within the Mind that is infallible, has never lapsed from its inherent state of conscious perfection and undisturbed harmony. The omnipotent spiritual fact that good is omniaction leaves nothing to scar or be scarred.

The belief of a scar is the belief that in a remote past there has been separation. For example, a wound draws together and heals, but where the flesh was separated by the wound there may remain, according to belief, a scar. Or a sorrow has come into one's experience and according to belief has left its mark. Often mortal mind glories in its self-imposed traces of affliction. In the indivisibility of Truth the scar which appears as the devastation of a world is no more existent, real, or difficult to heal than that which appears as the wound of a person. By establishing the spiritual fact of the oneness of Principle and its idea Christian Science obliterates the mortal dream and proves the truth of Paul's dynamic statement (Rom. 8:35, 37–39): "Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? ... Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, ... nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."

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