“For thine is the kingdom . . . ” – Q&A #2

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: Since God is infinite, is man also infinite?

Answer: There is nothing infinite about mortal man, the false creation of mortal mind.
Mortal mind is unable to even grasp the concept of infinity. Its mortal man is a false belief
in limitation.

“Finite man cannot be the image and likeness of the infinite God. A mortal, corporeal, or finite
conception of God
cannot embrace the glories of limitless, incorporeal Life and Love.”
(S&H
257:32-3)

“Material sense defines all things materially, and has a finite sense of the infinite.” (S&H 208:2)

However, spiritual man — man made in God’s image and likeness — does reflect infinity, just as he reflects other qualities of God. Mary Baker Eddy tells us:

“Man is more than a material form with a mind inside, which must escape from its environments
in order to be immortal.
Man reflects infinity, and this reflection is the true idea of God. . . . God
expresses in man the infinite idea forever developing itself, broadening and rising higher and higher from a boundless basis.” (S&H 258:9-15)

“Immortal man was and is God’s image or idea, even the infinite expression of infinite Mind, and immortal man is coexistent and coeternal with that Mind. He has been forever in the eternal
Mind, God; but infinite Mind can never be in man, but is reflected by man.”  (S&H 336:9-14) 

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

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For Thine - #2

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