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.

The Apostle Paul wrote, "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ" (Eph. 1:3). The man of God's creating is blessed in this way because he is the likeness of the Supreme Being, infinite Spirit, and has all good by reflection.

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