THE NEW NAME

How important a means of identification is one's name! To everything one does, directly or indirectly, his name is attached. To have a good name in a community is to command respect. Again, in the name of his government one may claim protection and avail himself of authority, provided the government is sound and he is living in obedience thereto.

The Bible lays great stress on names as indications of nature or character. Thus Adam named creation as he beheld it and attributed to it his own mortal misconceptions of reality. Moses perceived the name of God as I AM. Mary Baker Eddy says in her "Miscellaneous Writings" (p. 258): "Error, or Adam, might give names to itself, and call Mind by the name of matter, but error could neither name nor demonstrate Spirit. The name, I AM, indicated no personality that could be paralleled with it; but it did declare a mighty individuality, even the everlasting Father, as infinite consciousness, ever-presence, omnipotence; as all law, Life, Truth, and Love." His recognition of the nature of God as I AM conferred upon Moses the authority of his leadership.

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