"The word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart." So declares the writer to the Hebrews (4:12), and he adds, "All things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do."

In Christian Science, eyes are understood as spiritual discernment. That which discerns is divine Mind, or God, who discerns His own immutable infinitude in endless variety of manifestation. Mind never looks outside of itself for the cause of any effect. It is itself the one and only cause and embodies its effect within its own infinitude. Mind, God, is substance; hence effect manifests the substance of Spirit and the wholesomeness of Life. Cause and effect are one, as Mind revealing its own infinitude. Nothing exists beyond or outside of the all-inclusiveness of infinity. Within the boundlessness of Love all is held in safety and well-being in the ever-lasting embrace of Life.

To erring mortal, finite sense there seems to be another mind and another realm—a mind that is mortal and a realm that is finite, a mind which claims to conceal within itself its own wicked motives and purposes, its own latent fears and inhibitions. Such a mind is a myth. It has no real existence, no veritable manifestation, no actual effect. It exists nowhere within the realm of infinity, and neither obscures nor destroys one iota of good. Truth lays bare the lying claim that aught besides God has reality, life, and power.

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