The world has advanced into an atomic age. Christian Scientists are fortunate in having a definitive statement on atomic action by their Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science. On page 190 of her work "Miscellaneous Writings" she states: "Atomic action is Mind, not matter. It is neither the energy of matter, the result of organization, nor the outcome of life infused into matter: it is infinite Spirit, Truth, Life, defiant of error or matter." Atomic action, being infinite Spirit, thus wholly good, is not then to be feared, but rather to be properly understood, to be loved and demonstrated.

Jesus promised that the Comforter would come and reveal the actual truth regarding all things. Christian Science is the Comforter, which makes clear that mortal existence is not the everlasting, perfect, immortal existence that God, Mind, created and that at this very moment is the only real existence. The so-called physical senses, which are themselves part and parcel of mortal existence, cannot inform us what is real and what is unreal. Christian Science, through spiritual sense and spiritual understanding, alone can do this.

"Atomic action is Mind." Since Mind is God and God is All, all action in reality is atomic action. Atomic action, therefore, is not separate from, but synonymous with, omniaction, omnipotence, omniscience, omnipresence, the one and only God, to whom all things are possible. Whatever is true of God is true of atomic action, or Mind. Whatever is not true of God is not true of atomic action. Atomic action is infinite Spirit. Spirit, God, being All, has no opposite. Therefore matter, the supposed opposite of Spirit, has nothing whatever to do with atomic action, and atomic action has nothing whatever to do with matter.

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