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THERE IS NO SEPARATION

From the April 1950 issue of The Christian Science Journal


Paul, the great apostle, found ever dependable security in the understanding of man's inseparability from God's love and wrote (Rom. 8:38, 39), "I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." Christian Science reveals the love of God as impartial, universal, and ever present and proves that it can never be taken away from anyone. No matter how dark the material outlook may appear, the Christ, Love's ideal, is ever at hand saying (Rev. 3:20), "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me."

In complete agreement with Paul, Mary Baker Eddy writes in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures"(p. 306), "But man cannot be separated for an instant from God, if man reflects God." If man cannot be separated from God, who is the All-in-all, then how does the fear of separation, which frequently grips the heart of men, arise? From what can man be separated? The belief of separation is entirely and only in the material sense of existence, which is mortal and unreal. There the claim is always that a mortal has been separated from a material object or another material being. But man, the idea of divine Principle, can never be separated for an instant from God. Only in the illusion of mortal belief is there any suggestion of loss or separation.

When the fear of loss or separation confronts one, be it loss of supply, health, or companionship, one needs but to turn resolutely away from the material sense pictures and find security and comfort in God, Spirit. Speaking of the Christ, Truth, in her beautiful "Communion Hymn" (Poems, p. 75) Mrs. Eddy says.

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