Study the Platform XXIX of XXXII

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XXIX. (Adam not ideal man) The word Adam is from the Hebrew adamah, signifying the red color of the ground, dust, nothingness. Divide the name Adam into two syllables, and it reads, a dam, or obstruction. This suggests the thought of something fluid, of mortal mind in solution. It further suggests the thought of that “darkness . . . upon the face of the deep,” when matter or dust was deemed the agent of Deity in creating man, — when matter, as that which is accursed, stood opposed to Spirit. Here a dam is not a mere play upon words; it stands for obstruction, error, even the supposed separation of man from God, and the obstacle which the serpent, sin, would impose between man and his creator. The dissection and definition of words, aside from their metaphysical derivation, is not scientific. Jehovah declared the ground was accursed; and
from this ground, or matter, sprang Adam, notwithstanding God had blessed the earth “for man’s sake.” From this it follows that Adam was not the ideal man for whom the earth was blessed. The ideal man was revealed in due time, and was known as Christ Jesus. S&H 338: 11

 Marsha:  Christian Science starts from and stays in the first chapter of Genesis where God created the ideal man, in the beginning (or the only) perfect God perfect man for man is created in God’s image and likeness.  Any other creation story of matter or the dust of the ground or of a rib is “of Adam” an allegory depicting an opposition to Spirit.  We learn in Christian Science that Life is in and of Spirit.  The Bible says, For of Him (the source) and through Him (the accomplishment) and to Him (the goal) are all things.  This includes no matter, nor matter history.  Spirit is the only reality and “His” story is the only real.

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