THE ANTIPODE OF MESMERISM

The antipode of mesmerism is the spiritual understanding of the fact that God is one God and has no opposite. The citizens of Athens were so confused in their sense of Deity that they erected either a statue or an altar to every god they could think of, even to the unknown God. Longing to bring an understanding of God to these people, the Apostle Paul said to them (Acts 17:22, 23): "I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious. For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you." And then he added, "In him we live, and move, and have our being." As air is everywhere and one breathes in the supply he needs from an inexhaustible source, so God, who is Mind, Principle, Soul, Spirit, Life, Truth, and Love, is everywhere and man receives and reflects the thoughts of this omnipresent and inexhaustible Mind.

Mary Baker Eddy, who uses the seven synonyms mentioned above in her definition of God, writes in the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 503): "Divine Science, the Word of God, saith to the darkness upon the face of error, 'God is All-in-all,' and the light of ever-present Love illumines the universe. Hence the eternal wonder,—that infinite space is peopled with God's ideas, reflecting Him in countless spiritual forms."

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