“Our Father which art in heaven” – Q&A #13

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

Question: Why is it important to know there is only one Creator?

Answer: It is important to know that God is the only Creator so that we are not deceived by the things He did not create. We need to learn to tell the difference between what is real and unreal.

Everything God makes is good, as the Bible tells us. Everything not good is a lie about God’s
creation, which tries to limit or reverse God’s goodness. Mrs. Eddy writes:

“If what opposes God is real, there must be two powers, and God is not supreme and infinite. Can
Deity be almighty, if another mighty and self-creative cause exists and sways mankind?

(S&H 357:25-29)

Do you recall the First Commandment: “Thou shalt have no other gods before me”? When we pray and affirm the first line of the Lord’s Prayer, we are bringing our thought in line with the First Commandment. We base our thinking on the fact that there is only one Creator.

“Spiritually to understand that there is but one creator, God, unfolds all creation, confirms the
Scriptures, brings the sweet assurance of no parting, no pain, and of man deathless and perfect and eternal.”  (S&H 69:13)

Our Father” is the only Creator. First, this means there is no other power to create anything unGodlike. Second, it means that everything real in the universe has the same Creator. This means we are all related to one another in God’s family! We will read more about this in the next lesson.

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

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