Hallowed be Thy name.
Question: What is included in God’s Oneness?
Answer: The spiritual universe — all of God’s ideas, thoughts, and creation — is included in the Oneness that we are to adore. God’s “family” is not left out.
“Principle and its idea is one, and this one is God, omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent Being, and His reflection is man and the universe.” (S&H 465:17-1)
Here is a citation that explains in detail this Oneness:
“Father, Mother, and child are the divine Principle and divine idea, even the divine ‘Us’ — one in good, and good in One. . . . With this recognition man could never separate himself from good, God; and he would necessarily entertain habitual love for his fellowman. Only by admitting evil as a reality, and entering into a state of evil thoughts, can we in belief separate one man’s interest from those of the whole human family, or thus attempt to separate Life from God. This is the mistake that causes much that must be repented of and overcome.” (Mis. 18:19-29)
“Spiritual man is the image or idea of God, an idea which cannot be lost nor separated from its divine Principle.” (S&H 303:28-30)
One thing we can conclude from these citations is that we do not ever have to feel alone. If we are one with God and our fellow-man, we can never be separated from good. God is always with us.
“God is one. The allness of Deity is His oneness.” (S&H 267:5-6)
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(Excerpted from “First Lessons in Christian Science, Volume Three: The Lord’s Prayer”
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