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From the December 1932 issue of The Christian Science Journal

The Bible assures us that God created man in His image and likeness. Mankind, generally, has given little consideration to the thought of man as the image and likeness of God—of man as reflection. It has accepted material conditions as real, and has interpreted man as both material and spiritual; and it has falsely conceived a manlike God, whereas God created a Godlike man.

The attempt to visualize God by studying what the individual conceives himself to be has resulted in as many concepts of God as there are beliefs respecting individual identity. A dilemma results from this. Either there is more than one God or else, as is evident, mankind has never seen individual selfhood as it really is. If one chooses the first aspect of the dilemma, he abandons the foundation of all religious thought and faith based upon the plain teaching of the Bible that there is but one God. If he grasps the other side, in effect he destroys himself as he has conceived himself to be, and forces upon himself renewed search for his own identity.

Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, in the course of her elucidation of the revelation which had come to her in respect to the nature of God and His creation, says on pages 515 and 516 of the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," "Your mirrored reflection is your own image or likeness." Continuing, she says: "Now compare man before the mirror to his divine Principle, God. Call the mirror divine Science, and call man the reflection. Then note how true, according to Christian Science, is the reflection to its original. As the reflection of yourself appears in the mirror, so you, being spiritual, are the reflection of God."