Spiritual unity and auto repair

The word bifurcate came up in conversation the other night. It means, roughly, to split or divide something into two parts. The word fascinated me, and I thought about it, as I often do with new words, in regard to Christian Science. Right away it struck me that there are not two concepts of man—one a corporeal being and one that God knows—there is only spiritual man. In other words, there is a unity between God and man. Man is never separated from God.

There are not two powers, Spirit and matter, combining to make man. There is in reality only one God, omnipotent; one Mind, the Creator. Error, another name for mortal mind as opposed to the divine Mind, has no creator. And where the five senses would try to tell us what is real, Science reverses their evidence. Mary Baker Eddy, the discoverer of Christian Science, wrote in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, “The belief that man has existence or mind separate from God is a dying error. This error Jesus met with divine Science and proved its nothingness” (p. 42 ).

Growing in grace
January 28, 2013

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