Christ Jesus used the present tense when he said, "I and my Father are one."John 10:30; To the Master, that fact was at that very moment the actual condition of his being. He was looking out upon the universe from the vantage point of present perfection. He did not look up from afar toward this standpoint. He claimed the present fact of his sonship with God as the normal state of his being. He was at one with the divine Mind right then, and he knew it.
Mrs. Eddy writes: "Christian Science is absolute; it is neither behind the point of perfection nor advancing towards it; it is at this point and must be practised therefrom. Unless you fully perceive that you are the child of God, hence perfect, you have no Principle to demonstrate and no rule for its demonstration."The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, p. 242;
When, regardless of material sense testimony to the contrary, we mentally behold existence from the basis of present perfection, we are then in harmony with God's view of His own creation, for it is written in Genesis, "God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good."Gen. 1:31;
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