One parentage

Recently I decided I needed to discover the truth of parenthood and give up the false suggestions that were clouding my thought. These, I knew, could only contribute to my difficulties—the kind of difficulties that confront many parents.

From my study of Christian Science I knew that in reality man is a spiritual individuality, a perfect, complete idea of God, without mortal origin. Mortal man is not a creator; only God is. Material birth, life, and death are human concepts. When we begin to give up these concepts and understand that God is the only Life, we will be less subject to error's limitations.

Christ Jesus gave us a clear directive when he made the statement, Call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your father, which is in heaven." Matt. 23:9; Speaking of modes of obstetrics, Mrs. Eddy writes in the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health, "Another change will come as to the nature and origin of man, and this revelation will destroy the dream of existence, reinstate reality, usher in Science and the glorious fact of creation, that both man and woman proceed from God and are His eternal children, belonging to no lesser parent." Science and Health, p. 529;

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January 2, 1978

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