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THERE IS NO LOSS

From the March 1936 issue of The Christian Science Journal

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ON page 521of the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Mary Baker Eddy makes the brief statement, "The harmony and immortality of man are intact." Because mortals believe and constantly fear that life is in some way incomplete, that some good has been lost or is being missed, this statement is worthy of consideration. The Bible records that Jesus once repudiated the suggestion of loss, saying, "This is the Father's will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day."

The metaphysics of Christian Science is based on that which lies beyond the evidence of physical sense, in the realm of God. Christian Science reveals God as infinite divine Principle. Therefore, all that is, always will be within the infinite, within God's kingdom, and there can be nothing real existing outside, nothing lost or straying. It is evident that whatever has to do with Principle must have to do with consciousness; so God ever knows His ideas, and there can be no confusion, no derangement or displacement in God's plan.

Some of the synonyms for "intact" are "whole," "total," "entire," "complete," "perfect." These terms can all be applied in defining God to human thought. On page 465of Science and Health, in referring to the synonymous terms for God, "Mind, Spirit, Soul, Principle, Life, Truth, Love," Mrs. Eddy says, "They are also intended to express the nature, essence, and wholeness of Deity." There are numerous similar illuminating statements in the textbook which enable the Christian Science student to see beyond the clouds of fear and depression. God's universe is an orderly universe, and all that it contains is governed by the divine law of God. Hence everything real is cared for, and held in its perfect relation to God.

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