Man Is Spiritual, Not Material

[Of Special Interest to Juniors]

The Bible gives us two versions of the creation of man. The first chapter of Genesis tells of spiritual man, whom God, Spirit, made in His own image and likeness. And the second chapter of Genesis tells of material man, whom the Lord God formed from the dust of the ground.

Regarding these two concepts of man, the Apostle Paul says (Eph. 4:22-24), "Put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; and be renewed in the spirit of your mind; and ... put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness." And on page 300 of Science and Health, Mrs. Eddy tells us, "So far as the scientific statement as to man is understood, it can be proved and will bring to light the true reflection of God—the real man, or the new man (as St. Paul has it)."

Overcoming Stagnation
July 17, 1965

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