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The Nature of God and Man

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God could not be, without that which He is God to.

Hence it must follow that the man of God is all that God is.

The man of God possesses every quality of God.

“Spiritual man and his spiritual senses are drinking in the nature and essence of the individual infinite.” No and Yes 19:18.

At no time could God be, and man not be.

The infinite wisdom, intelligence, Truth, and Life that is God, is the infinite wisdom, intelligence, Truth and Life that constitutes man.

This man of God is infinitely intelligent, infinitely wise, infinitely living, infinitely truthful, because this is his very being.

Man eternally does what God is.

Is it any wonder that the Psalmist should have declared, “What is man, that Thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that Thou visitest him? Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of Thy hands; Thou hast put all things under his feet.”

Man is that which shows forth God.

Man shows forth God by his conscious agreement with God at every point. “I delight to do Thy will, O my God: yea, Thy law is within my heart.”

Man shows forth God’s power and dominion, and there is no power and dominion apart from the power and dominion shown forth by the man of God. The Psalmist could well exclaim, “What is man, that Thou art mindful of him?” God is mindful of man because man is the essential expression of God.

Man is the achievement of what God is, for how could God achieve except as expression?

One cannot be without the other, each being essential to the other, therefore one never is the other.

The elimination of one would be the elimination of the other.

The one is always cause, the other always effect.

It is the essential oneness of God and man, God as the cause and man as the effect, that Jesus referred to when he said, “My Father is greater than I;” “I and my Father are one.”

Jesus exemplified this man of God as the man of power, authority, dominion.

How much life has this man? How much good? How much intelligence? There is but one answer: infinite life, infinite good, infinite intelligence.

Nothing you can say about this man of God is too wondrous, for all that God is, this man of God must be.

There is, then, one man and one man only; and the Mind of this man is your Mind.

This is the man Mrs. Eddy refers to in Unity of Good, where she says, “The scientific man and his Maker are here; and you would be none other than this man, if you would subordinate the fleshly perceptions to the spiritual sense and source of being.”

You subordinate the fleshly perceptions, the material concept of all things, when you establish God and His one man as All-in-all.

Hence you are this “scientific man” here and now.




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