Skip to main content Skip to search Skip to header Skip to footer


“For God is All-in-all”

From the December 2023 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Why are Bible-based names for God so important? Because they reveal not only the nature of God, but also the qualities we express as the reflection of God. 

In addition to the seven synonyms for God that Mary Baker Eddy identifies in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures—Principle, Mind, Soul, Spirit, Life, Truth, and Love—there are countless other names for God. Some biblical names are these: the Almighty, Creator, I AM THAT I AM, Father, the great King, the most High. And others from Science and Health are as follows: infinite One, the great Giver, Father-Mother, Supreme Being, and Supreme Ruler. 

There is one name for God that Mrs. Eddy uses in her published writings that has come to mean a great deal to me: “the All-in-all.” God is All-in-all! As a Christian Science practitioner, though, I’ve found that referring to God in this way has raised questions and even confusion for some people I have spoken with. 

Sign up for unlimited access

You've accessed 1 piece of free Journal content


Subscription aid available

 Try free

No card required

More in this issue / December 2023


Explore Concord—see where it takes you.

Search the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures