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themselves a task impossible for them, that of distinguishing
between the false and the true. Objects utterly unlike
the original do not reflect that original. Therefore
matter, not being the reflection of Spirit, has no real
entity. Understanding is a quality of God, a quality which
separates Christian Science from supposition and makes
Genesis i. 8. And God called the firmament Heaven.
And the evening and the morning were the second day.
Through divine Science, Spirit, God, unites understanding
to eternal harmony. The calm and exalted
thought or spiritual apprehension is at peace.
Thus the dawn of ideas goes on, forming each
successive stage of progress.
(Unfolding of thoughts)
Genesis i. 9. And God said, Let the waters under the
heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry
land appear: and it was so.
Spirit, God, gathers unformed thoughts into their
proper channels, and unfolds these thoughts,
even as He opens the petals of a holy purpose
in order that the purpose may appear.
(Spirit names and blesses)
Genesis i. 10. And God called the dry land Earth; and
the gathering together of the waters called He Seas: and
God saw that it was good.
Here the human concept and divine idea seem confused
by the translator, but they are not so in the scientifically
Christian meaning of the text. Upon
Adam devolved the pleasurable task of finding
names for all material things, but Adam has not yet