TRUE CONCEPTS

Under the marginal heading, "The kingdom within," Mary Baker Eddy writes on pages 476 and 477 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures": "Jesus beheld in Science the perfect man, who appeared to him where sinning mortal man appears to mortals. In this perfect man the Saviour saw God's own likeness, and this correct view of man healed the sick." Jesus had the true concept of man. He knew that man, the eternal likeness of God, is created to glorify his creator; that this man of God's creating is pure, upright, joyous, complete, satisfied; that he expresses only the qualities of God; and that no sense of inharmony, discord, un-loveliness, or lack ever has touched, nor can it ever touch, God's perfect spiritual idea.

Jesus repudiated every claim presented by the carnal mind in regard to man and the universe. Had his concept of substance been formed by material sense testimony, he would have been unable to feed the five thousand. When the material senses asserted that the ruler's daughter was dead, the Master refused to accept this false view, denying it with the emphatic statement (Matt. 9:24), "The maid is not dead, but sleepeth;" and it is recorded that he "took her by the hand, and [she] arose."

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