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    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 propoThe 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 perfection, then there was a moment when man did not express 27God, and consequently a time when Deity was unexpressed — that is, without entity. If man has lost perfection, 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.

    The relations of God and man, divine Principle and 471 471:1idea, are indestructible in Science; and Science knows no lapse from nor return to harmony, but holds the divine 3order or spiritual law, in which God and all that He creates are perfect and eternal, to have remained unchanged in its eternal history.

6    The unlikeness of Truth, — named error, — the opposite of Science, and the evidence before the five corCelestial evidenceporeal senses, afford no indication of the grand 9facts of being; even as these so-called senses receive no intimation of the earth’s motions or of the science of astronomy, but yield assent to astronomical 12propositions on the authority of natural science.

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