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Man—a spiritual idea

From the May 1996 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Any trouble that we face, physical or otherwise, is a wake-up call to action. Christian Science presents a response that is immediately available and effective. It makes practical the basic spiritual truths of the Bible.

Whatever the challenge, there are truths—like friends, tried and true—that are always there ready to help. One such truth that has been especially helpful to me is this one from Science and Health by Mary Baker Eddy: "A spiritual idea has not a single element of error, and this truth removes properly whatever is offensive." Science and Health, p. 463.

In the first chapter of the Bible we find the scientific, spiritual record of creation. In this record we find God's spiritual idea, man, whom no error can touch. It is self-evident that a spiritual idea, created in the image and likeness of God, can reflect only the qualities of the divine Mind that created it, and embodies no element of error, since error is no part of perfect, creative Mind. Furthermore, the true identity of each one of us is God's spiritual idea. Therefore, you and I can claim our own individual spiritual identity, and in doing so avail ourselves of our God-given ability to rule out of consciousness—and therefore experience— whatever error presents itself.

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