Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures
Mary Baker Eddy

CHAPTER 2 - Atonement and Eucharist

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CHAPTER 2 - Atonement and Eucharist

And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh
with the affections and lusts. - Paul.

For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to
preach the gospel. - Paul.

For I say unto you, I will not drink of the fruit of the
vine, until the kingdom of God shall come. - Jesus.

(Divine oneness)
Atonement is the exemplification of man's unity with God, whereby man reflects divine Truth, Life, and Love. Jesus of Nazareth taught and demonstrated man's oneness with the Father, and for this we owe him endless homage. His mission was both individual and collective. He did life's work aright not only in justice to himself, but in mercy to mortals, - to show them how to do theirs, but not to do it for them nor to relieve them of a single responsibility. Jesus acted boldly, against the accredited evidence of the senses, against Pharisaical creeds and practices, and he refuted all opponents with his healing power.

(Human reconciliation)
The atonement of Christ reconciles man to God, not God to man; for the divine Principle of Christ is God, and how can God propitiate Himself? Christ is Truth, which reaches no higher than itself. The fountain can rise no higher than its source. Christ, Truth, could conciliate no nature above his own, derived

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