Our true origin and preexistence with God

Mary Baker Eddy, who discovered and founded Christian Science, writes in the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures: “The foundation of mortal discord is a false sense of man’s origin. To begin rightly is to end rightly” (p. 262). 

Humanity’s belief that their origin is matter rather than God, who is Spirit, brings with it the expectation that sickness, disease, and sin are inevitable. We’re material and mortal, so we’re going to have problems, is the unspoken assumption many people are burdened with. And their experience often seems to bear out this view. 

Christ Jesus addressed this question of origin when he said, “Call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven” (Matthew 23:9). He also explained to a questioning Pharisee that matter and Spirit are contraries: “That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.” And he added, “Ye must be born again” (John 3:6, 7)—indicating the ongoing spiritual growth that enables us to increasingly discern, and prove through healing, the truth of our real selfhood as Spirit’s offspring. 

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