The Sin of Limitation

One of the most prevalent forms of sin is the sin of limitation. Limited capacity, limited supply, limited life, are all contrary to the nature of God. Anything that would limit good, anything that would claim an opposite to good, is a lie that must be repudiated. The fact that God, good, is infinite precludes any other presence or power. To demonstrate this fact, we must gain ever deeper and broader views of God's nature and of man as God's expression.

Christ Jesus came to destroy the belief of limitation. His demonstrations of God's law loosed individuals from chronic errors, from incapacity, poverty, narrow outlook, hatred, envy, and jealousy. His final victory proved the unlimited nature of Life, God. He brought the Christ, the true idea of God, to humanity and taught men how the Christ would lift their burdens, heal their bodies, and open their eyes to the infinitude of good. In fact, he said, "the kingdom of heaven is at hand." Matt. 4:17;

Part of Mrs. Eddy's definition of "serpent" reads, "The first lie of limitation; finity; the first claim that there is an opposite of Spirit, or good, termed matter, or evil." Science and Health, p. 594; Matter itself is a belief of limitation, and as long as one works within the context of materiality, his attempts to overcome limitation will be like the bird beating its wings against the proverbial cage. Christian Science teaches that the only way of release is through an understanding of Spirit and the spiritual sense of existence. Mrs. Eddy says, "Mortals must gravitate Godward, their affections and aims grow spiritual,—they must near the broader interpretations of being, and gain some proper sense of the infinite,—in order that sin and mortality may be put off." p. 265;

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