In "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" Mary Baker Eddy says of Christ Jesus (p. 52): "The 'man of sorrows' best understood the nothingness of material life and intelligence and the mighty actuality of all–inclusive God, good. These were the two cardinal points of Mind-healing, or Christian Science, which armed him with Love." Since it was Jesus' understanding of the nothingness of materiality and the all–inclusiveness of God that armed him with Love, it must be our understanding of these two cardinal points of Christian Science that arms us with Love.

"The mighty actuality of all-inclusive God" precludes the possibility of the reality of material life and intelligence. God is All, and God is good; hence good is all there is. Christian Science teaches that since God, the one Mind, is ever revealing Himself as divine intelligence, so-called material intelligence is but a false belief. Through Mind's, Spirit's, infinite unfoldment of true substance we learn that only the spiritual is real. The revelation of God's illimitable purity and perfection as Soul discloses the impossibility of there being any reality to sense testimony. When we understand that God is Life, the Principle of immortal good unfolding throughout eternity, we can know that Life is untouched by sin, disease, death—all beliefs of life and intelligence in matter.

Since all-inclusive God, Spirit, created man in His image and likeness, man includes by reflection all that God, good, includes. Mrs. Eddy says of man (Science and Health, p. 475), "He is the compound idea of God, including all right ideas." According to Christian Science, man is not material, sensuous, or corporeal, but includes all that is innate in Spirit. The real man includes tenderness, joy, peace, perfection, beauty, harmony, goodness, reality, substance, all the qualities of Spirit. To accept this spiritual fact is to realize an outpouring of blessings. The constant acknowledgment that the real man reflects God's all-inclusiveness brings greater and greater peace in human experience.

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