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From the September 1951 issue of The Christian Science Journal

In the Bible we read (Gen. 1:27), "So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him." It is evident, then, that man is the offspring of Spirit and not a creation of matter. This man of God's creating is our true selfhood, and it is impossible to recognize him through the material senses.

Christian Science teaches that man's individuality is the expression of God; that it does not include error of any description, and therefore is free from the claims of sickness and sin. Students of Christian Science are perceiving ever more clearly the truth of the Apostle John's statement (I John 3:2), "Beloved, now are we the sons of God," which means that at this instant, and not at some future date, man is God's son. The understanding of man's relationship to God is most important, for it is the basis of all harmony, health, holiness, and right activity. Spiritual man is the reflection of God, the only Mind, and expresses His nature and attributes.

Increasing numbers of people are finding that the material aspect of creation is a myth and that belief in it leads to frustration, inharmony, and the distressing questionings and fears of the so-called carnal mind which are so prevalent today. In their hour of need they have turned unreservedly to Christian Science, which reveals God's eternal law of good. Through sincerely seeking the truth of God and His government, they have gained an understanding of man's oneness, or unity, with his Father-Mother, God. Thus they have found that good alone is real and substantial and is the heritage of the man of God's creating.

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