In the world's history there have been many religions based on monotheism, or the conception of God as One, without a second or an equal. All these religions teach in various doctrines that God has a determining relation to the human race; that despite the dereliction of humanity, He regards the world and the people of it with love, justice, mercy, forbearance, and discipline. In other words, that God rules the world. Mary Baker Eddy in her work "No and Yes" well states this divine government (p. 30): "God's law is in three words, 'I am All;' and this perfect law is ever present to rebuke any claim of another law."

The Bible says that "God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life" (John 3:16).

The allness of God, good, is expressed by the perfect man of God's begetting. Christ Jesus, as the highest human concept of that man, enacted the role of mediator between God and humanity. God healing and saving humanity through His Son, the Christ, is Immanuel, or "God with us." This thought of Messiahship is found in various concepts in all monotheism.

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