The Solidity of Spirit

That Spirit, or God, is substance—and the only substance, at that —may seem to many people not unlike claiming that fresh air is actually reinforced concrete. It depends, of course, on what one means by solid.

"Intelligent Spirit, Soul, is substance, far more impregnable and solid than matter," Mary Baker Eddy says confidently, "for one is temporal, while the other is eternal, the ultimate and predicate of being." Miscellaneous Writings, p. 103; And biblical imagery relating to God points in the same direction: "He is the Rock, his work is perfect." Deut. 32:4;

Christian Science makes the case, supported by physical healing and other demonstrations of concord, that Spirit—that which is eternal, infinite, indestructible, immutable—is truly solid and substantial. While matter, commonly thought of as solid substance, as thumpable, is finite, temporal, and temporary. "Christian Science," Mrs. Eddy also writes, "translates Mind, God, to mortals. It is the infinite calculus defining the line, plane, space, and fourth dimension of Spirit." Mis., p. 22;

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The Healing Touch
July 31, 1976

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