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GOD IS DIVINE PRINCIPLE

From the May 1958 issue of The Christian Science Journal


"GOD is incorporeal, divine, supreme, infinite Mind, Spirit, Soul, Principle, Life, Truth, Love," declares Mary Baker Eddy in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 465). Each of the seven synonymous terms mentioned in this statement refers to one God. What is true of one such term is true of each of the others, but each one is necessary and has a special significance in unfolding the substance and wholeness of Deity.

Since Mrs. Eddy gained her understanding of the Science of being through revelation received through study of the Bible, it must be in the Bible that God's nature as divine Principle is indicated, even if not specifically stated. Indeed, as the meaning of the synonym Principle becomes clearer to the thought, more and more Bible references will be found to support the use of divine Principle as a name for God.

The importance of the term Principle and of gaining an understanding of it is indicated in Mrs. Eddy's statement in "No and Yes" (p. 20): "When understood, Principle is found to be the only term that fully conveys the ideas of God,—one Mind, a perfect man, and divine Science."

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