CHRISTIAN SCIENCE reveals spiritual man to be not only God's reflection, but also His witness. In the textbook of Christian Science, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Mary Baker Eddy writes (p. 303): "God, without the image and likeness of Himself, would be a nonentity, or Mind unexpressed. He would be without a witness or proof of His own nature. Spiritual man is the image or idea of God, an idea which cannot be lost nor separated from its divine Principle."
Because he is God's witness, man can never express any quality which is unlike God. Since the infinite is without beginning or ending, God's reflection witnesses to His immortality in ageless being and is the individualized manifestation of divine Mind. Man is a witness to the fatherhood and motherhood of God, hence sustained and nourished by divine Life. Man is intelligent and alert because he bears witness to Truth. He dwells in the presence of God, loved and loving, for he is the expression of omnipresent Love.
Mortal man is not God's witness, and Christian Science proves the falsity of mortal man. As we progress in our study, we see the need for changing our viewpoint and for understanding that man is in reality the child of God, not material but spiritual.