Mortals live in a world of counterfeits. To dense material sense, that which is spiritual and immortal appears to be counterfeited in matter, and the physical body is regarded as the source and the seat of life and sensation. This matterworship Christian Science unmasks, for there can be no agreement between spiritual consciousness and materiality, holiness and sin, spiritual health and physical sickness. Paul said, "What agreement hath the temple of God with idols?" Christian Scientists are therefore learning to disagree with what is not in agreement with God, good.
When viewed in the light of the seven synonymous terms for Deity given by Mrs. Eddy, namely, Mind, Soul, Spirit, Life, Truth, Love, Principle, the monotheism of Christian Science reveals but one universal and infinite fount of being. Hence on page 16 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" our Leader refers to God as "adorable One." Whoever should entirely grasp the fact of this one God and His manifestation would never find himself at odds with another, nor divided against himself. He would never think evilly, because God, good, is One, and All-in-all. He would never lack life, soulfulness, intelligence, truthfulness, spirituality, love, or the guiding and guarding of divine Principle. The very word "One" inspires confidence! It turns human thought to God as the incessant fount of all things needful, as the one adorable Being, the one creator of perfect man and of the perfect, spiritual universe. Whatever is truly needed is this moment being supplied. The acknowledgment of but one God, omnipotent good, and His manifestation, lays low human pride and raises the humble in heart. The perception of God as the one perfect creator, and preserver of all He creates, stills fear, heals the sick, comforts the lonely, frees the sinner, strengthens the physically or morally weak, and stimulates constant resurrection and ascension above materialism.
On page 106 of "Miscellaneous Writings" Mrs. Eddy writes, "It has long been a question of earnest import, How shall mankind worship the most adorable, but most unadored,—and where shall begin that praise that shall never end?" The so-called carnal mind cannot cognize Spirit, much less worship its own opposite. So praise must begin with and must remain with God, and with spiritual, scientific facts. Adoring the one Mind, we naturally acknowledge its dominion over all mortal discord. When called upon to prove the unfailing power of God, good, over dire mortal fear, manifested as sickness, and equally when faced with sinful beliefs, we can triumph through allegiance to the one Mind and its blessed decree of health and holiness. Here our praise begins and never ends, for God, good, is unending.