Study the Platform XVII of XXXII


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XVII. (Infinite Spirit) Spirit being God, there is but one Spirit, for there can be but one infinite and therefore one God.  There are neither spirits many nor gods many. There is no evil in Spirit, because God is Spirit. The theory, that Spirit is distinct from matter but must pass through it, or into it, to be individualized, would reduce God to dependency on matter, and establish a basis for pantheism.   S&H 334: 31

 Marsha: The word “pantheism” means(=that God, or Life, is in or of matter S&H 27: 20, =that life, substance, and intelligence are a unison of matter with Spirit S&H 294: 2-4) In the Bible we’re taught not to seek matter, but to seek the kingdom of heaven, for the flesh profiteth nothing.   John 6: 63

The contrast of matter and Spirit are important to be alert to. I have always been aware of this contrast, but at one point in my study and practice of Christian Science, I realized the contrast of matter and Mind.  Matter is mortal mind objectified and so mortal mind and Mind, specifically matter and Mind, is a contrast to be reckoned with.



  1. “Oneness” equates with “Allness” effectively closing any potential gaps where there could be anything but God, good. The good news is that God, Spirit, Life, Truth, Love do not need matter, small gods, or anything else to make this true.

  2. Matter is mortal mind objectified , another meaning of objectified would be “materialized” seemingly bad appearances based in matter -a fire for example , is an expression of mortal minds and angry thoughts made manifest
    When mortals give up whats matter based as having power and practice dependency on God -thought is healed and the expression of perfection outwardly is revealed

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