Concord ExpressA Christian Science Study Resource
15Adam. Error; a falsity; the belief in “original sin,” sickness, and death; evil; the opposite of good, — of God and His creation; a curse; a belief in intelligent matter, 580 580:1finiteness, and mortality; “dust to dust;” red sand‐stone; nothingness; the first god of mythology; not 3God’s man, who represents the one God and is His own image and likeness; the opposite of Spirit and His crea‐tions; that which is not the image and likeness of good, 6but a material belief, opposed to the one Mind, or Spirit; a so-called finite mind, producing other minds, thus mak‐ing “gods many and lords many” (I Corinthians viii. 5); 9a product of nothing as the mimicry of something; an unreality as opposed to the great reality of spiritual ex‐istence and creation; a so-called man, whose origin, 12substance, and mind are found to be the antipode of God, or Spirit; an inverted image of Spirit; the image and likeness of what God has not created, namely, mat‐15ter, sin, sickness, and death; the opposer of Truth, termed error; Life’s counterfeit, which ultimates in death; the opposite of Love, called hate; the usurper 18of Spirit’s creation, called self-creative matter; immor‐tality’s opposite, mortality; that of which wisdom saith, “Thou shalt surely die.”
21 The name Adam represents the false supposition that Life is not eternal, but has beginning and end; that the infinite enters the finite, that intelligence passes into non-24intelligence, and that Soul dwells in material sense; that immortal Mind results in matter, and matter in mortal mind; that the one God and creator entered what He cre‐27ated, and then disappeared in the atheism of matter.
Adversary. An adversary is one who opposes, denies, disputes, not one who constructs and sustains reality and 30Truth. Jesus said of the devil, “He was a murderer from the beginning, . . . he is a liar and the father of it.” 581 581:1This view of Satan is confirmed by the name often con‐ferred upon him in Scripture, the “adversary.”