INDESTRUCTIBLE IDENTITY

One's identity is essentially his oneness, his selfsameness. According to Christian Science, it is that which persists eternally as Spirit's expression. It is the individual consciousness, which is divine Mind's idea and which Mind maintains as distinct and indestructible. Regardless of the incidental changes which appear to characterize human personality, such as growth, maturity, or deterioration, one's self always remains his own; it can never become someone else's. True identity, Christian Science reveals, is not touched by the coming and going, the seeming living and dying, of flesh, but exists as the immortal spiritual formation through which God's infinitely varied qualities of good are released.

God identifies His ideas by the spiritual characteristics they express; hence Godlike characteristics confirm the presence of Mind's idea. Christ Jesus was identifying himself as the Father's Son when he said (John 14:9), "He that hath seen me hath seen the Father."

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