The Allness of God's Goodness

In the record of spiritual creation which is found in the first chapter of the Bible the word "good" is used frequently, and the account closes with the statement that "God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good" (Gen. 1:31). Evil is not mentioned until we read in the second chapter of a material creation. There Adam, the false, material sense of man, is instructed not to eat of "the tree of the knowledge of good and evil." Such error would be a denial of the allness of God's goodness and would inevitably lead to trouble.

Since God is All, the only creator, there is no limit to His goodness; it is boundless, infinite. Christian Science teaches that the allness of God's goodness is an eternal fact which we are to learn and accept. The understanding of this truth is to be harbored and developed. But the carnal mind, which would have us believe that there is evil as well as good, has a limited concept of God's goodness. This false belief would hinder our enjoyment of man's inheritance of all good.

Blessings Timeless and Ever Present
November 20, 1965

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