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Understanding the coincidence between God and man

From the July 2022 issue of The Christian Science Journal

There’s a statement in the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, which, if understood, can aid anyone in effective healing prayer. Leading up to this statement, Mrs. Eddy, who discovered and founded Christian Science, first makes an important distinction between the corporeal man Jesus and his spiritual self, or Christ, which is the true idea of sonship with God that is forever with us. The action verbs on this page convey what Christ, Truth, is doing for you and me moment by moment. Christ is “voicing good,” “speaking to the human consciousness,” “dispelling the illusions of the senses,” “healing the sick and casting out evils, destroying sin, disease, and death.” These explanations build up to a pivotal point in the practice of Christian Science: “Thus it is that Christ illustrates the coincidence, or spiritual agreement, between God and man in His image” (pp. 332–333).

Why is this statement so valuable to our healing practice? Let’s break it down into three essential points.

Jesus illustrated his theology

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