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"A boundless basis"
If we accepted what our material senses tell us of the bounds of life, our outlook would be unbearably limited. Happily, men have looked beyond these limits and have expanded their knowledge and experience. New information, new vistas, new developments of the natural sciences continue to push back the horizons of primitive mortal thought. But as long as matter is considered the basis of expansion, limitations will continue and will remain difficult to surmount.
Christian Science gives an entirely different basis of expansion. It reveals God, infinite Mind, as the basis of all real being; and this replaces the concept of man as mortal, captive to material environment, with that of divine idea, dwelling in the universe of ever-unfolding Mind. Mind's ideas are spiritual and incorporeal, not confined in space, not limited by matter, not acting in time, not threatened by deterioration or death.
Mary Baker Eddy says in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 258), "God expresses in man the infinite idea forever developing itself, broadening and rising higher and higher from a boundless basis." The direction of this broadening and rising is spiritual, not spatial; mental, not physical. There is no limit to the love that may be lived, the intelligence that may be manifested, the truths that may be known once the basis of being is understood to be infinite Mind, not finite matter.
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GORDON V. COMER
God's Ever-presence Is Our True Shelter
HELEN H. SPANGLER
"Heredity is not a law"
FLINT LEWIS TOWNSEND
"Why...stand aghast at nothingness?"
ROSE M. WEBB
Can God Be Known?
CECIL R. KISSEL
JEANETTE F. SUTTON
Joel Uses His Lessons
JANICE L. HOLLOWAY
"A boundless basis"
Helen Wood Bauman
Did I Really Pray?
Carl J. Welz
Letters to the Press from Christian Science Committees on Publication
Maurice J. Mansergh
I am deeply grateful for all the...
The first healing which our...
Bettie Burris Marrs with contributions from Lee Goodale Marrs
For many years I sought an...
Stewart Norman Davies
I am very grateful for the wisdom...
Ardys H. Peterson
"O taste and see that the...
I was ill in bed, suffering from...
Margaret D. Scofield
Signs of the Times
with contributions from Philip S. Hitchcock, David A. MacLennan