Christian science reveals that all true existence or being is a state of spiritual consciousness. Without consciousness there would be no sense of Life, Mind, or God. True existence is the infinitude of Life revealing itself and forever unfolding. Even so-called human existence is not basically the result of environment or an accumulation of happenings. Existence is mental. Real or actual being is the unfolding of infinity, or God bringing to light in human consciousness Truth and its activity.

God is infinity, and because there is but one God, even all-inclusive Mind, there can be but one infinite Being and divine consciousness which expresses all. "Man reflects infinity, and this reflection is the true idea of God," writes Mary Baker Eddy on page 258 of the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures." This statement gives us a correct basis from which we see and know man as complete and spiritual, boundless, unvarying, immutable, and immortal. This man—and there is no other—is the image and likeness of his Maker, God, divine Mind.

Mankind has been accustomed to regard matter, rather than Spirit, as the origin of man, although there have been periods following Jesus' ministry when some degree of light has penetrated the darkness of human consciousness. But not until the advent of Christian Science did the full recognition of man's spiritual being become known to us. In her book "Miscellaneous Writings" Mrs. Eddy clearly explains the ultimate of this light, or final appearing of Truth, in these words (p. 165): "The last appearing of Truth will be a wholly spiritual idea of God and of man, without the fetters of the flesh, or corporeality. This infinite idea of infinity will be, is, as eternal as its divine Principle.The daystar of this appearing is the light of Christian Science—the Science which rends the veil of the flesh from top to bottom."

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