"With the finger of God"

The Bible records that when God had finished communing with Moses upon Mount Sinai, He gave Moses "two tables of testimony, tables of stone, written with the finger of God." Ex. 31:18; Cruden informs us, "The finger of God is used to mean his power, his working." It is evident that Moses' consciousness had lost sufficient materiality to enable him to become a transparency for Truth. Thus divine Mind, manifesting itself through the consciousness of Moses, caused him to inscribe the Ten Commandments upon the "tables of stone." Earlier, Pharaoh's court magicians, unable to rival the wonders accomplished by Moses, had seen in them "the finger of God." 8 : 19;

When Christ Jesus healed a case of dumbness, some of those who stood by charged the Master with healing through Beelzebub, or evil mind. Jesus denied this charge, pointed out the self-destructive nature of evil, and then said, "If I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you." Luke 11:20; It is thus evident that Christ Jesus effected his cures, not through one erring human mind acting upon another, but through the power of God, divine Mind, acting on so-called mortal mind.

Mrs. Eddy tells us: "It was said of old by Truth-traducers, that Jesus healed through Beelzebub; but the claim that one erring mind cures another one was at first gotten up to hinder his benign influence and to hide his divine power. Our Master understood that Life, Truth, Love are the triune Principle of all pure theology; also, that this divine trinity is one infinite remedy for the opposite triad, sickness, sin, and death." Miscellaneous Writings, p. 63;

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It Never Happened in Truth!
May 13, 1967

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