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matter? It is not rational to say that Mind is infinite,
but dwells in finiteness, - in matter, - or that matter is
infinite and the medium of Mind.
(Mind never limited)
If God were limited to man or matter, or if the infinite
could be circumscribed within the finite, God would be
corporeal, and unlimited Mind would seem
to spring from a limited body; but this is an
impossibility. Infinite Mind can have no starting-point,
and can return to no limit. It can never be in bonds,
nor be fully manifested through corporeality.
(Material recognition impossible)
Is God's image or likeness matter, or a mortal, sin,
sickness, and death? Can matter recognize Mind?
Can infinite Mind recognize matter? Can the
infinite dwell in the finite or know aught unlike
the infinite? Can Deity be known through
the material senses? Can the material senses, which receive
no direct evidence of Spirit, give correct testimony
as to spiritual life, truth, and love?
The answer to all these questions must forever be in
(Our physical insensibility to Spirit)
The physical senses can obtain no proof of God. They
can neither see Spirit through the eye nor hear it through
the ear, nor can they feel, taste, or smell Spirit.
Even the more subtile and misnamed material
elements are beyond the cognizance
of these senses, and are known only by the effects commonly
attributed to them.
According to Christian Science, the only real senses
of man are spiritual, emanating from divine Mind.
Thought passes from God to man, but neither sensation
nor report goes from material body to Mind. The intercommunication
is always from God to His idea, man.