Concord ExpressA Christian Science Study Resource
30 It would require an infinite form to contain infinite Mind. Indeed, the phrase infinite form involves a con‐tradiction of terms. Finite man cannot be the image and 258 258:1likeness of the infinite God. A mortal, corporeal, or finite conception of God cannot embrace the glories of 3Infinite physique impossiblelimitless, incorporeal Life and Love. Hence the unsatisfied human craving for something better, higher, holier, than is afforded by a 6material belief in a physical God and man. The insuffi‐ciency of this belief to supply the true idea proves the falsity of material belief.
9 Man is more than a material form with a mind inside, Infinity’s reflectionwhich must escape from its environments in order to be immortal. Man reflects infinity, 12and this reflection is the true idea of God.
God expresses in man the infinite idea forever develop‐ing itself, broadening and rising higher and higher from 15a boundless basis. Mind manifests all that exists in the infinitude of Truth. We know no more of man as the true divine image and likeness, than we know of 18God.
The infinite Principle is reflected by the infinite idea and spiritual individuality, but the material so-called senses 21have no cognizance of either Principle or its idea. The human capacities are enlarged and perfected in propor‐tion as humanity gains the true conception of man and 24God.
Mortals have a very imperfect sense of the spiritual man and of the infinite range of his thought. To him 27Individual permanencybelongs eternal Life. Never born and never dying, it were impossible for man, under the government of God in eternal Science, to fall from his 30high estate.