Effect and side effect

God and His creation constitute the allness of being. God is omnipotent, supreme good. He is the essence of all being, the divine consciousness that includes the whole of reality. Man is the reflection of God. He is specific evidence of Spirit, divine substance. Mind and its idea, Principle and its expression, Love and its manifestation, all are ways of describing the allness of God, the relationship between God and man.

God is cause—the only cause, the supreme and infinite cause of all existence. Matter cannot be the consequence of infinite Spirit. Error cannot stem from all-embracing Truth. Ignorance cannot be the result of ever-present Mind. Because God, Spirit, alone is cause, man and the universe are eternally spiritual, perfect.

These basic points of theology enabled Christ Jesus to restore the sick, the sinner, the deceased. Discernment of these fundamental truths is essential if we are to follow Jesus' example and exercise the healing power of Christ. Realizing the proper relationship between God and man brings a direct and potent effect to our life. Making a distinction between this effect and what might, in a way, be described as a side effect can be helpful to a healer who is applying the truths of Christian Science.

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