In her textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, writes (p. 258): "Man is more than a material form with a mind inside, which must escape from its environments in order to be immortal. Man reflects infinity, and this reflection is the true idea of God."

Infinite Mind is naturally expressed in freedom. Its spiritual conception and unfoldment of ideas is unconfined and unrestricted. There is, therefore, a definite connection between divine Mind and one's freedom to know—one's freedom to know and express ideas. We are aided in arriving at the understanding of being or existence by an unhampered ability to reason. Reason is the most active human faculty we possess. Christian Science reveals the fact that man in his only true being is the free, unlimited, unrestricted reflection or expression of God, Mind's witness of its own entity. It declares that man as the image or embodiment of Mind spontaneously and fully reflects and unfolds infinite intelligence and perception.

In one of her Messages to The Mother Church, Mrs. Eddy writes (Christian Science versus Pantheism, p. 11): "Mortals, content with something less than perfection—the original standard of man—may believe that evil develops good, and that whatever strips off evil's disguise belittles man's personality. But God enables us to know that evil is not the medium of good, and that good supreme destroys all sense of evil, obliterates the lost image that mortals are content to call man, and demands man's unfallen spiritual perfectibility."

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