FATHER-MOTHER LOVE—AND PEACE

Hebrew religious history and Christianity pay eloquent tribute to God as Father; the motherhood of God is a comparatively modern recognition of the true nature of the Godhead. A few decades before Mary Baker Eddy announced her discovery of Christian Science, Theodore Parker, a Unitarian minister, spoke of God as Father and Mother.

In her textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Mrs. Eddy presents the spiritual interpretation of the Lord's Prayer and gives us, as the meaning of "Our Father which art in heaven," the beautiful words, "Our Father-Mother God, all-harmonious" (p. 16). In the conception of one universal Father-Mother God is infinite harmony, or universal peace. To Mrs. Eddy's Love-inspired consciousness, the fact that we in reality are the sons of God was clear proof that God is both Father and Mother. Sonship entails both motherhood and fatherhood. Moreover, there is an essential corollary to the recognition of God as the only Father and Mother: since God is Spirit, His children must be spiritual, not material, and the material sense of creation is a counterfeit of the spiritual creation.

NEXT IN THIS ISSUE
Article
WHY SHOULD WE WAIT?
June 2, 1951
Contents

We'd love to hear from you!

Easily submit your testimonies, articles, and poems online.

Submit