Morning prayer hymns Rolf A. F. Witzsche

What is the scientific statement of being?

An exploration by Rolf A. F. Witzsche - Based on hymns

God is Mind: the generous creative, enabling impetus;
 the ennobling, enriching, beautifying, empowering, protecting,
 producing, healing, freeing, enlightening, expanding, and harmonizing presence.


Question 6. -
What is the scientific statement of being?
Answer. -

There is no life, truth, intelligence, nor substance in matter.

All is infinite Mind and its infinite manifestation, for God is All-in-all.

Spirit is immortal Truth; matter is mortal error.

Spirit is the real and eternal; matter is the unreal and temporal.

Spirit is God, and man is His image and likeness.

Therefore man is not material; he is spiritual.

The Biblical correlative (I John 3: 1-3)

1 Behold, what manner of love the
Father hath bestowed upon us, that
we should be called the
sons of God:
therefore the world knoweth us not,
because it knew him not. 

2 Beloved, now are we the
sons of
, and it doth not yet appear what
we shall be: but we know that, when
he shall appear, we shall be like him;
for we shall see him as he is. 

3 And every man that hath this hope
in him purifieth himself, even as he
is pure. 

Mary Baker Eddy on a historic concept of Son

From Miscellaneous Writings Chapter VI "BIBLE LESSONS"

But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the
sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: which were born,
not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
- John i. 12, 13.

   Here, the apostle assures us that man has power to
become the
son of God.  In the Hebrew text, the word
"son" is defined variously; a month is called the
of a year.
  This term, as applied to man, is used in both
a material and a spiritual sense. 

Mary Baker Eddy's Glossary definition of "Son"


The Son of God, the Messiah or Christ.

The son of man, the offspring of the flesh.

"Son of a year." 

An observation

The "Son of a year" type of sonship, evidently raises the phrase "sons of God" in I John 3:1-3 to a higher level than the concept of "children of God" as some modern translations render the text.

The higher-level concept makes the verses I John 3:1-3 a fit correlative for Mary Baker Eddy's "Scientific statement of being."