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No Man Is Inferior
Most people agree with the premise in the American Declaration of Independence that "all men are created equal." The reason is simple and logical. God is ever-present Mind, or Love, who has created man in His image and likeness. Because Love is perfect, man, Love's image, or Mind's idea, is perfect, and there are no gradations of perfection. Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, states in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, "The great truth in the Science of being, that the real man was, is, and ever shall be perfect, is incontrovertible; for if man is the image, reflection, of God, he is neither inverted nor subverted, but upright and Godlike." Science and Health, p. 200;
Impartial Love could never make one man inferior to another. All God's highest ideas are equally endowed with spiritual qualities, though each one has his own distinct spiritual individuality. Each child of God has a perfect status with his Maker. God is completely impartial.
Christian Science teaches that these truths are applicable to all human circumstances. One who is aware that all of God's children reflect infinite Love manifests this concept of impartiality in his daily life. He loves all, not as inferiors or superiors, but as equals. He judges each one on the basis of that one's true identity as an idea of Mind. When he sees a person of another color or race, he looks upon him as a brother. He mentally puts off the mortal classification that would rate him as better or worse than others and sees him as Love made him, perfect and complete. He is careful to heed Christ Jesus' admonition, "Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment." John 7:24; He respects the dignity of each one and accords him the courtesy and consideration due an equal.
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No Man Is Inferior
JOHN H. WILLIAMS
The Recuperative Power of God
JEANNE STEELY LAITNER
Giving a Cup of Cold Water
God's Eternal, Infinite Provision
WELLMAN E. GERKE
MAN, THE EXPRESSION OF GOD'S BEING
Margery Todahl Blokhine
An Interview: with a Diplomat
with contributions from Howard Palfrey Jones
Esther M. Scheck Peterson
Where We Are: Our Present Demonstration
Helen Wood Bauman
A Religion for the Thinker
Alan A. Aylwin
Words are inadequate to express my gratitude for Christian Science...
Beverly R. Smith with contributions from Norman S. Alderson, Grace Marie Reineman
Jesus said (John 8:32), "Ye shall know the truth, and the truth...
LaMay Boeker Kent
As a high school and college student, my performance in formal...
William Karl Hilzinger
RADIO PROGRAM NO. 332 - Giving Children a Basis for Self-respect, Part II
Theodore Clapp with contributions from Florence Ludgate
Signs of the Times
Letters to the Press
with contributions from Ralph A. Heisel, Leslie A. Tufts