Genesis and you
Beginning right now, if you could choose
To identify yourself from the point of view
Of Genesis chapter one, or two,
Which would you rather have as you?
Man as formed from the dust of the ground
Is the creation described in Genesis two—
Imperfect, impure, no dominion found,
With woman formed from a lesser view.
Darkness, materialism, sin, and blight
Are all set forth in chapter two;
While chapter one, which speaks of light,
Is uplifting, spiritual, and the only true.
In creation according to Genesis one,
Dominion is given man, goodness too.
Man is God’s image and likeness,
His very own son,
Both make and female—the spiritual view.
The divine must be our point of view.
Matter’s child was never true—
By the law of God, chapter one defines you!
William R. Beattie from
January 1997/ The Christian Science Journal
Genesis 1:31 And God saw everything that He had made, and, behold it was very good.
The divine Principle, or Spirit, comprehends and expresses all, and all must therefore be as perfect as the divine Principle is perfect... Deity was satisfied with His work.
Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, page 518
by Mary Baker Eddy
The Science of the first record proves the falsity of the second. If one is true, the other is false, for they are antagonistic. The first record assigns all might and government to God, and endows man out of God’s perfection and power. The second record chronicles man as mutable and mortal, -- as having broken away from Deity and as revolving in an orbit of his own. Existence, separate from divinity, Science explains is impossible.
This second record unmistakably gives the history of error in its externalized forms, called life and intelligence in matter. It records pantheism, opposed to the supremacy of divine Spirit; but this state of things is declared to be temporary and this man to be mortal,--dust returning to dust.
In this erroneous theory, matter takes the place of Spirit. Matter is represented as the life-giving principle of the earth.
Science and Health, page 522
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