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Questions and Answers

From the October 1885 issue of The Christian Science Journal

This article was later republished in Miscellaneous Writings 1883-1896:  Mis. 46:10-30,  60:23-61:10

Ques.—Do you teach that you are equal with God?

Ans.—I see no foundation in the premise or proof of Christian Science for such a conclusion. Man is not equal with his Maker: that which is formed is not cause, but effect, and has no power underived from its Creator. It is possible, and man's duty, to throw the whole weight of thought and act on the side of right, and to be found in the scale with his Creator, obeying the Scripture "let that mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus." He should comprehend in divine science every step of "joint heirship with Christ. Man in the image of his Maker represents the divine Principle, Life and Love even as tones represent harmony. But mortals have not yet arrived at the science of being in which man is found perfect, even as the Father, his divine Principle, is perfect.

Ques.—If mortal mind and body are myths, what is the connection between them and real identity? and why are there as many identities as mortal bodies?

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