Purity and the Oneness of Being

Purity, a permanent, spiritual quality, cannot be adulterated by a supposed influence apart from God, because God is One and All.

Adulteration implies that opposites can be mixed, that good and evil are both real and can commingle. But this theory is proved invalid when we realize that God, Spirit, is the one and only cause. As we reason from the premise of one indivisible, all-inclusive God, we see that because God is Life, entirely good, there is no dualism. The allness and oneness of God preclude a power or an influence outside His pure, perfect being. To believe that Spirit can be contaminated by matter or that there are two powers, good and evil, is to support the false platform of more than one God, more than one power.

Christ Jesus, the master Christian, gave us this instruction: "No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon." Matt. 6:24;

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One God and No Devil
June 14, 1975

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