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    God is All-in-all. Hence He is in Himself only, in His 21own nature and character, and is perfect being, or consciousness. He is all the Life and Mind there is or can be. Within Himself is every embodiment of Life and Mind.

24    If He is All, He can have no consciousness of anything unlike Himself; because, if He is omnipresent, there can be nothing outside of Himself.

27    Now this self-same God is our helper. He pities us. He has mercy upon us, and guides every event of our 4 4:1careers. He is near to them who adore Him. To understand Him, without a single taint of our mortal, finite sense 3of sin, sickness, or death, is to approach Him and become like Him.

    Truth is God, and in God’s law. This law declares 6that Truth is All, and there is no error. This law of Truth destroys every phase of error. To gain a temporary consciousness of God’s law is to feel, in a certain finite human 9sense, that God comes to us and pities us; but the attainment of the understanding of His presence, through the Science of God, destroys our sense of imperfection, or 12of His absence, through a diviner sense that God is all true consciousness; and this convinces us that, as we get still nearer Him, we must forever lose our own con15sciousness of error.

    But how could we lose all consciousness of error, if God be conscious of it? God has not forbidden man to know 18Him; on the contrary, the Father bids man have the same Mind “which was also in Christ Jesus,” — which was certainly the divine Mind; but God does forbid man’s 21acquaintance with evil. Why? Because evil is no part of the divine knowledge.

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