Divine Mind reveals man as expressing Spirit, as wholly spiritual. In truth there is not a single material element in man. If there were, he would not fulfill the Scriptural definition of man as made in God's image and likeness. God is incorporeal; therefore it follows that man must be incorporeal. What we know concerning God determines what we know concerning man, and the man referred to is our true selfhood, which is spiritual and perfect.

Mary Baker Eddy in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" begins her definition of man by disclosing what man is not. She writes (p. 475), "Man is not matter; he is not made up of brain, blood, bones, and other material elements." In this passage we have uncovered to us the erroneous nature of mortal man.

Do you believe yourself mortal and corporeal? If so, your need is to seek for a clearer idea of incorporeality, first as it refers to God, and secondly as it is expressed by man. We do not, in reality, live in matter or a mortal body. Every function is mental and spiritual. Man in all his aspects reflects God. In Science and Health Mrs. Eddy defines God as follows (p. 465): "God is incorporeal, divine, supreme, infinite Mind, Spirit, Soul, Principle, Life, Truth, Love." The logical conclusion derived from this definition of God is that man, God's likeness, expresses Him in His infinite, supreme, divine, and incorporeal nature.

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