Christian Science Bible Lessons
GOD THE ONLY CAUSE AND CREATOR.
- Section 3 -
(No union of opposites)
We should hesitate to say that Jehovah sins or suffers; but if
sin and suffering are realities of being, whence did they emanate?
God made all that was made, and Mind signifies God, - infinity,
not finity. Not far removed from infidelity is the belief which
unites such opposites as sickness and health, holiness and
unholiness, calls both the offspring of spirit, and at the same
time admits that Spirit is God, - virtually declaring Him good in
one instance and evil in another.
230:11 Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth
(God never inconsistent)
It would be contrary to our highest ideas of God to suppose Him
capable of first arranging law and causation so as to bring about
certain evil results, and then punishing the helpless victims of
His volition for doing what they could not avoid doing. Good is
not, cannot be, the author of experimental sins. God, good, can
no more produce sickness than goodness can cause evil and health
207:20 Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth
(One primal cause)
There is but one primal cause. Therefore there can be no effect
from any other cause, and there can be no reality in aught which
does not proceed from this great and only cause. Sin, sickness,
disease, and death belong not to the Science of being. They are
the errors, which presuppose the absence of Truth, Life, or Love.
262:30 Chapter 9: Creation
(Mind the only cause)
Divine Mind is the only cause or Principle of existence. Cause
does not exist in matter, in mortal mind, or in physical forms.
243:32 Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth
(Deformity and perfection)
Inasmuch as God is good and the fount of all being, He does not
produce moral or physical deformity; therefore such deformity is
not real, but is illusion, the mirage of error. Divine Science
reveals these grand facts. On their basis Jesus demonstrated
Life, never fearing nor obeying error in any form.