“Our Father which art in heaven” – Q&A #12

Our Father which art in heaven,
Our Father-Mother God, all-harmonious

Question: Does Christian Science teach that God is our Maker and Creator?

Answer: Yes. The Bible was the guide and authority for Mary Baker Eddy as she wrote Science and Health, and therefore the idea that God is our only Creator and divine Parent is part of the teachings of Christian Science, as we read below:

“Those instructed in Christian Science have reached the glorious perception that God is the only
author of man.” (S&H 29:14-16)

“We learn in the Scriptures, as in divine Science, that God made all; that He is the universal Father and Mother of man.” (Mis. 186:13-15)

“There is but one creator and one creation. This creation consists of the unfolding of spiritual ideas and their identities, which are embraced in the infinite Mind and forever reflected.  These ideas range from the infinitesimal to infinity, and the highest ideas are the sons and daughters of God.” (S&H 502:31-5)

This last statement indicates that God’s creation is made up of spiritual ideas. These ideas are not perfectly seen by us now, but appear to us as material bodies and things, through the false suggestions of the five physical senses. We will learn more about these spiritual ideas in
another lesson.

As we have read above, Christian Science does teach that God is the one Creator of man and the universe. That means everything He made is very good!

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(Excerpted from “First Lessons in Christian Science, Volume Three:  The Lord’s Prayer”
Copyright 2005

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