Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures
Mary Baker Eddy

CHAPTER - Recapitulation

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CHAPTER - Recapitulation

For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon
line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little. - Isaiah.

This chapter is from the first edition of the author's class-book, copyrighted in 1870. After much labor and increased spiritual understanding, she revised that treatise for this volume in 1875. Absolute Christian Science pervades its statements, to elucidate scientific metaphysics.


Question 1. - What is God?

( - Adam: Error - )

Answer. - God is incorporeal, divine, supreme, infinite Mind, Spirit, Soul, Principle, Life, Truth, Love.

Question 2. - Are these terms synonymous?

( - Adam: A falsity - )

Answer. - They are. They refer to one absolute God. They are also intended to express the nature, essence, and wholeness of Deity. The attributes of God are justice, mercy, wisdom, goodness, and so on.

Question 3. - Is there more than one God or Principle?

( - Adam: The belief in "original sin," sickness, and death - )

Answer. - There is not. Principle and its idea is one, and this one is God, omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent

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