Consciousness Is Primal

It is divine consciousness, not matter, that is primordial substance. The mission of Christian Science is to destroy progressively the sterile, limiting, disease-producing belief that intelligent life is merely the culminating product of material evolution. This Science has come to reveal to humanity that real consciousness is spiritual, self-existent, and that intelligent knowing is much more than a function of highly developed animal life.

Mrs. Eddy comes to the point directly when she says: "All consciousness is Mind; and Mind is God,—an infinite, and not a finite consciousness. This consciousness is reflected in individual consciousness, or man, whose source is infinite Mind. There is no really finite mind, no finite consciousness."  Unity of Good, p. 24;

This statement is based squarely on the Biblical account of creation in the first chapter of Genesis, which states that God formed man in His image and likeness. In faithfully adhering to the Scriptures Mrs. Eddy made no apologies or concessions to mistaken scientific and theological theories, but through many cases of spiritual healing she proved the truth of man's perfect, harmonious, spiritual origin and consciousness.

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Christian Science Church Center
May 25, 1968

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