THE ETERNAL VERITY

The young student of Christian Science soon notices as he reads the Lesson-Sermon in the Christian Science Quarterly that in some Lessons there are references to two opposite accounts of creation in the Bible. In the first account we read (Gen. 1:27), "God created man in his own image," that is, in the image of Spirit, Mind; hence man is spiritual. However, in the other account we read (Gen. 2:6, 7): "There went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground. And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground." This "mist" concept of man is the carnal sense, the mortal sense, the lie which is constantly proposing itself for acceptance. It is this false belief about man that must be mastered on the basis of the eternal verity that man is the image and likeness of God, divine Mind, Life, Soul, Principle, Spirit, Truth, Love.

Throughout his study of Christian Science the student will be dealing with these two concepts, one the eternal verity—actual and absolute; the other a falsity—temporal and relative. He will encounter such opposite terms as mortals and immortals, mortal mind and divine Mind, material sense and spiritual sense, false belief and spiritual fact, mortality and immortality. Concerning these two concepts we have Paul's statement (Rom. 8:7), "The carnal mind is enmity against God," and Christ Jesus' words (John 8:32), "Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."

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