“For thine is the kingdom . . . ” – Q&A #8

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: Does man reflect the Trinity, “Life, Truth, Love”?

Answer: Yes. God’s idea, man, also reflects Life, Truth, and Love. There is a whole chapter in our textbook on the subject of atonement, which Mary Baker Eddy defines:

“Atonement is the exemplification of man’s unity with God, whereby man reflects divine Truth, Life, and Love.” (S&H 18:1-3)

It was Jesus that demonstrated this atonement for us:

“Divine Truth, Life, and Love gave Jesus authority over sin, sickness, and death.” (S&H 26:14-10)

“This Life, Truth, and Love — this trinity of good — was individualized, to the perception of mortal sense, in the man Jesus.” (Rud. 3:8-10)

“Our Master understood that Life, Truth, Love are the triune Principle of all pure theology; also, that this divine trinity is one infinite remedy for the opposite triad, sickness, sin, and death.”
(Mis. 63:7)

Mrs. Eddy writes of man:

“Man reflects infinite Truth, Life, and Love. The nature of man, thus understood, includes all that
is implied by the terms ‘image’ and ‘likeness’ as used in Scripture.” (S&H 94:3)

“God is revealed only in that which reflects Life, Truth, Love, — yea, which manifests God’s attributes and power, even as the human likeness thrown upon the mirror, repeats the color, form, and
action of the person in front of the mirror.” (S&H 300:31) 

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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 - #8



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