through acknowledging God's allness

That God is All is perhaps one of the most challenging points in the theology of Christian Science. This truth—acknowledged and understood even in small degree—brings great blessing.

One aspect of the basic proposition that God is All is succinctly summarized in a sentence included in what its author, Mrs. Eddy, calls "the scientific statement of being." It reads, "All is infinite Mind and its infinite manifestation, for God is All-in-all." Science and Health, p. 468; Mind is one of the synonymous terms used by Mrs. Eddy to reveal the full nature of God. It is of inestimable help to the student of theology to understand God as Mind, as the infinite, divine intelligence governing the universe. Reasoning from the premise that divine Mind is All, the student logically concludes that anything ungodlike is the nothingness of unintelligence called ignorance—the supposed absence of God.

Because God, who is All, is good, His good is All, and so one inevitably must assess whatever is not good as nothing—nonexistent. When one is able to comprehend spiritually the nothingness, or unreality, of everything opposed to God, good, whatever it may be—sin, sickness—he destroys the seeming power of evil in any form. Spiritualized thought effects healing.

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July 20, 1974

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