Concord ExpressA Christian Science Study Resource
Answer. — Mind is God. The exterminator of error is the great truth that God, good, is the only Mind, and 15True sense of infinitudethat the supposititious opposite of infinite Mind — called devil or evil — is not Mind, is not Truth, but error, without intelligence or reality. There 18can be but one Mind, because there is but one God; and if mortals claimed no other Mind and accepted no other, sin would be unknown. We can have but one Mind, if 21that one is infinite. We bury the sense of infinitude, when we admit that, although God is infinite, evil has a place in this infinity, for evil can have no place, where all 24space is filled with God.
We lose the high signification of omnipotence, when after admitting that God, or good, is omnipresent and 27The sole governorhas all-power, we still believe there is another power, named evil. This belief that there is more than one mind is as pernicious to divine theology 30as are ancient mythology and pagan idolatry. With 470 470:1one Father, even God, the whole family of man would be brethren; and with one Mind and that God, or good, 3the brotherhood of man would consist of Love and Truth, and have unity of Principle and spiritual power which constitute divine Science. The supposed existence of 6more than one mind was the basic error of idolatry. This error assumed the loss of spiritual power, the loss of the spiritual presence of Life as infinite Truth without an 9unlikeness, and the loss of Love as ever present and universal.
Divine Science explains the abstract statement that 12there is one Mind by the following self-evident propo‐The divine standard of perfectionsition: If God, or good, is real, then evil, the unlikeness of God, is unreal. And evil can 15only seem to be real by giving reality to the unreal. The children of God have but one Mind. How can good lapse into evil, when God, the Mind of man, 18never sins? The standard of perfection was originally God and man. Has God taken down His own standard, and has man fallen?
21 God is the creator of man, and, the divine Principle of man remaining perfect, the divine idea or reflection, Indestructible relationshipman, remains perfect. Man is the expression 24of God’s being. If there ever was a moment when man did not express the divine perfec‐tion, then there was a moment when man did not express 27God, and consequently a time when Deity was unex‐pressed — that is, without entity. If man has lost per‐fection, then he has lost his perfect Principle, the divine 30Mind. If man ever existed without this perfect Principle or Mind, then man’s existence was a myth.