Man's inseparability from God

If we feel cut off from good, we may need to realize that we can never be cut off from God.

Separation in one form or another seems to play a recurring role in human experience. A young child goes off to school for the first time, a son or daughter leaves home for military service, a loved one passes from our sight, a bitter argument shatters a friendship, divorce breaks up a family. In so many ways the world tells us that our happiness can be suddenly taken from us, that we can be easily separated from good by forces over which we have no control.

With the clarity of spiritual vision, the Apostle Paul swept away all the fears and pain associated with separation when he affirmed in his letter to the early Christians in Rome, "I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." This true, spiritual fact of man's inseparability from God is the divine law that can be applied in any age to heal the heartache that attends a feeling of separation.

Christian Science wholeheartedly accepts this comforting teaching of Paul. And it does so on the basis of the unalterable spiritual relationship of God and His creation, man, a relationship clearly indicated throughout the Bible. The teachings of Christian Science, in harmony with the Scriptures, show us that God is All—infinite, ever-present, omnipotent Spirit—and that man is His complete expression, His child, who can never be outside the Father's jurisdiction and care. Man can no more be separated from God, good, than a ray of light can be cut off from its source or an idea from the consciousness perceiving it. As Mrs. Eddy writes in Science and Health, "In divine Science, God and the real man are inseparable as divine Principle and idea."

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January 27, 1992

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