“For thine is the kingdom . . . ” – Q&A #1

For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever.
For God is infinite, all-power, all Life, Truth, Love, over all, and All.

Question: What does it mean that God is “infinite”?

Answer: We have learned in other lessons that God’s kingdom is everywhere. Infinite is the term used to indicate that “everywhere” has no limits whatsoever. God is omnipresent — all
presence. We read in our textbook:

“He fills all space, and it is impossible to conceive of such omnipresence and individuality except as infinite Spirit or Mind. Hence all is Spirit and spiritual.” (S&H 331:22-25)

God’s presence is infinite. God does not just fill all space; all space is within God! That’s
infinity! Because God is infinite, it is impossible for anything unlike God to occupy the same space, as Mary Baker Eddy explains in the following citations:

“God is everywhere, and nothing apart from Him is present or has power.”  (S&H 473:8-10)

“We can have but one Mind, if that one is infinite. We bury the sense of infinitude, when we admit that, although God is infinite, evil has a place in this infinity, for evil can have no place, where all space is filled with God.” (S&H 469:20)

“God is infinite, therefore ever present, and there is no other power nor presence. Hence the
spirituality of the universe is
the only fact of creation.” (S&H 471:18)

God’s power is, indeed, infinite! We can never be without His help.

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

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