Indestructible Identity

In defending the body against the attacks of disease and sin, one must have a clear understanding of the indestructible identity of man as the likeness of God. It is necessary to perceive the substance of this identity, its permanence, its perfection, and its distinctness. As we gain an understanding of the eternality of God, Spirit, and of man's relationship to God as His image and likeness, we can demonstrate man's spiritual selfhood and prove our immunity to evil and our freedom from limitation and suffering.

In view of the apparent presence and supposed reality of material sense, it may sometimes seem difficult to grasp the spiritual nature of identity. But through an understanding of God as Soul, we can begin to see that the substance of identity is not matter but Spirit and that one loses nothing real in denying material sense testimony and seeking to realize the spiritual nature of man. Mrs. Eddy invites this forward look in our study of Christian Science. In Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures she says:

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