When the student of Christian Science first begins to glimpse God's allness and the absolute perfection of His universe including man, some understanding of the infinite love and goodness God bestows on man begins to permeate his consciousness. He sees that man as God's reflection must be as absolutely perfect as is his creator, since he is made in the very image and likeness of God.

Great light has been thrown on the Scriptures through Mary Baker Eddy's seven synonymous terms for God as given on page 465 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures." These seven terms are Mind, Spirit, Soul, Principle, Life, Truth, Love. Mrs. Eddy perceived through spiritual revelation that these present the different aspects of God's being, and they express absolute completeness. Man expresses perfection through the reflection of the qualities and attributes of God's being.

Recently the writer's attention was directed to the Bible verse (Eccl. 3:14), "I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before him." One could not ponder this Bible verse in the light of Christian Science without gaining a clearer realization that God's work is perfect and complete now and that it is our privilege to know that man is created and exists for the sole purpose of expressing and glorifying his Father-Mother God.

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September 24, 1949

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