Study the Platform XVIII of XXXII


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XVIII. (The only substance) Spirit, God, has created all in and of Himself. Spirit never created matter. There is nothing in Spirit out of which matter could be made, for, as the Bible declares, without the Logos, the Aeon or Word of God, “was not anything made that was made.” Spirit is the only substance, the invisible and indivisible infinite God. Things spiritual and eternal are substantial. Things material and temporal are insubstantial.  S&H 335: 7

 Marsha: “Spirit is the only substance, the invisible and indivisible infinite God.  Things spiritual and eternal are substantial.  Things material and temporal are insubstantial.”  This specific thought is also one of the building blocks in the Scientific Statement of Being – “Spirit is the real and eternal; matter is the unreal and temporal.”

The entire Scientific Statement of Being reads,

“There is no life, truth, intelligence, nor substance in matter.
All is infinite Mind and its infinite manifestation, for God is All-in-all.
Spirit is immortal Truth; matter is mortal error.
Spirit is the real and eternal; matter is the unreal and temporal.
Spirit is God, and man is His image and likeness.
Therefore man is not material; he is spiritual.” S&H 468: 9


  1. It should not be so difficult to choose spiritual being as the fact about God and man over material and chaotic existence. In the words of Nike, “Just do it!”

  2. ; planks
    a long, flat piece of timber, thicker than a board. lumber in such pieces; planking. something to stand on or to “cling to for support” . any one of the stated principles or objectives comprising the political platform of a party campaigning for election: They fought for a plank supporting a nuclear freeze.

    Physically planks are built over a strong Platform
    Spiritually they build our understanding of who we really are and we can “cling to them for support “

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