Someone has said that the theology of Christian Science may be summed up in the following words: Perfect God, perfect man, perfect universe. This statement is found to be corroborated throughout the writings of Mary Baker Eddy, as, for example, on page 259 of her textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," where she writes as follows: "The Christlike understanding of scientific being and divine healing includes a perfect Principle and idea,—perfect God and perfect man,—as the basis of thought and demonstration."

A question commonly asked by humanity today is why there seems to be so much evil in the world, so much suffering, so much sickness and uncertainty. The answer is that it is because of ignorance of God and of the real man, formed in His image and likeness.

The student of Christian Science learns early in his study that the only real creation is the one described in the first chapter of Genesis and that as this creation is recognized by its creator as good and therefore perfect, there can be no room for, nor reality in, any opposite conception. He accepts the premise of a perfect creator, infinite Mind, and reaches the only logical conclusion of an infinite, perfect creation. By daily study of the Bible and the Christian Science textbook he gains an understanding of the fact that as sick and sinful humanity begins to see the perfection of the real man and the real universe, it outgrows imperfect concepts of sickness and sin.

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