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From the January 1945 issue of The Christian Science Journal

IN the textbook of Christian Science, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," its author, Mary Baker Eddy, writes as follows (p. 561): "John saw the human and divine coincidence, shown in the man Jesus, as divinity embracing humanity in Life and its demonstration,— reducing to human perception and understanding the Life which is God. In divine revelation, material and corporeal selfhood disappear, and the spiritual idea is understood."

Concerning Christ Jesus, the Gospel records are brief, but not meager. They set forth the character and the work of the Messiah. They overflow with direction and example for bringing the power of the divine coincidence into human experience. Jesus the Christ spoke as God gave him to speak, acted as God caused him to act. The reflection of divine Mind so constituted his very being that he could say, "The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise." Here is a oneness, a coincidence, so complete and so vivid that all Christendom, recognizing it more or less clearly, has accepted it as the saving way for all mankind.

The logic of Christian Science bases its entire teaching upon the oneness and allness of God, as revealed in the Scriptures. From this premise Christian Science moves forward to reveal that His omnipresence as divine Mind, upholding His spiritual creation, excludes, as light excludes darkness, any possible reality or truth in a suppositional material sense of an opposing creation. What appears to be material existence is but material belief claiming to objectify itself as mortal experience and is, as a numerical mistake is to mathematics, simply negation. There can be no blending of a mathematical error with the science of numbers: the mistake is rejected by the fact. So God as the divine Principle of all existence makes impossible as actuality all that is not in accord with His own perfection.