Always in God’s love

I’ve learned that it is always important to have our thought grounded in the understanding that we were made spiritual and never material. The basis of this is in the two accounts of creation in the first and second chapters of the book of Genesis.

Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy shows us that the first chapter of Genesis portrays man as a perfect, spiritual, and complete creation of God, whereas the conflicting creation story in the second chapter presents a picture of man as mortal, material, and incomplete. Accordingly, it is always helpful to ask ourselves where our thoughts lie. Are we each recognizing our identity as an unchangeable and loved spiritual idea or falling for the mistaken belief of being a flawed mortal?

In the first chapter of Genesis, we learn that God created everything, that His creation is spiritual, and that He called it very good. Regarding the creation of man, it says, “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them” (Genesis 1:27). The second chapter paints a different picture, where all is material. Adam is made from dust, Eve is made from Adam’s rib, and they are tempted by evil.

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