The notion that God, Spirit, Truth, created a material man from His opposite, matter, is not only problematical but illogical. Jesus explained clearly that like produces like and cannot produce its unlikeness. But, you might ask, doesn’t the Scriptures say that God created man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostril the breath of life? Yes, but here Christian Science explains that this account of creation is an allegory and was written to show the deception and danger of believing that man is material and not spiritual.
If we accept the fact that the Bible doesn’t contradict itself, then we have to agree with Isaiah
2:22: Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostril: for wherein is he to be accounted of?
And Jesus says, that which is born of flesh is flesh , and that which is born of Spirit is spirit. Ye
must be born again. In addition, Paul tells us to put off the old man, which is corrupt according
to the deceitful lusts; and put on the new man who after God is created in righteousness and
true holiness. Those who have any degree of spiritual understanding can see that the material
sense of man is condemned in Scripture and is slated for destruction-dust to dust, as Genesis
Before the writer came into Christian Science, he could not understand why God would create a
man to later destroy him. Now, thanks to our leader, Mary Baker Eddy, he understands that God,
our Father-Mother, did no such thing; it was all a misunderstanding of the truth. It is essential
that we understand that we are spiritual, not material; immortal, not mortal; and perfect, not
imperfect, despite what we seem to be. This is the true theology of Jesus and Christian Science;
and it is this spiritual view of ourselves, this Christly understanding, that enables us to refute and dismiss
sin, disease, and death until we awake in God’s likeness.
Isaiah 2:232 ; Matt 7:16-20 ; James 3:11-12; Eph 12:22-25
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