“For thine is the kingdom . . . ” – Q&A #10

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 God’s Allness mean for man?

Answer: It means we have a profound truth to base our thinking upon: that nothing exists besides God, good. It means we can never be outside of God’s loving embrace. As the Apostle Paul told us:  “For in him we live, and move, and have our being.” (Acts 17:28)

The certainty of God’s Allness is a point in Christian Science that makes this teaching unique. We use this idea in our reasoning about God, and it brings healing to our human experience.

“The Christian Scientist has enlisted to lessen evil, disease, and death; and he will overcome them by understanding their nothingness and the allness of God, or good.” (S&H 450:19-22)

“What is the cardinal point of difference in my metaphysical system? This: that by knowing the
unreality of disease, sin,
and death, you demonstrate the allness of God.” (Un. 9:27-1)

“Mortals are free moral agents, to choose whom they would serve. If God, then let them serve Him, and He will be unto them All-in-all.” (Un. 60:17)

“In the quiet sanctuary of earnest longings, we must deny sin and plead God’s allness.”
(S&H 15:16-18)

This Allness is something we should seek to understand, even if we can only see it in brief glimpses for the moment.

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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 - #10


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