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Understanding God as the Only Person

From the August 1976 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Flowing perceptibly through the Scriptures and their correlative in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy is the startling revelation that there is but one self-existent Being, one incorporeal, supreme Person, called God.

Incomparable and indivisible Person, or divine Ego—I am, as God revealed Himself to Moses—is infinite Spirit, or divine good, all-inclusive Life, Truth, and Love, the only Mind, Soul, or Principle—the only Father and Mother—of the universe. Since God is the one infinite Person, or Ego, there can in truth be no lesser persons or egos, no other minds. All that exists is in and of the divine One.

One might think that to acknowledge God as the only person would be to leave man out of the universe. But this is not so. The one infinite Mind includes within itself its own infinite idea or image; it is infinitely reflected. And man is this idea, image, or reflection. He is not a finite person or ego set adrift by God and subsequently punished and blessed by Him from afar.