THE INFINITE DISTANCE

After reminding the Jews that God is the source of good only and that He is without variableness or shadow of turning, James says (1:21), "Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save our souls."

Christian Science demands that: we "lay apart" from our thought of God, man, and the universe all evil, matter, and mentality. The seeming confusion of good and evil, Spirit and matter, Truth and error, arises because mortals have attributed the same confusion to the divine cause, or God, the creator. Conceiving Him as a person capable of making and doing good and evil in His inscrutable wisdom, mortal mind fails utterly to grasp the divine perfection. For only as we "lay apart" from our conception of the divine Father all evil, matter, limitation, and imperfection can we worship "the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy," of whom the prophet Isaiah spoke (57:15).

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