THE BOOK OF GENESIS gives
two accounts of the creation of man, the
first that of the creation by Elohim and
the second that of the creation by Jehovah.
A right understanding of the processes
the mind uses in bringing forth its children
(ideas) enables us to perfect harmony
between these apparently conflicting accounts.
The first act of mind is the formation
of the idea, and the second is the expression
of that idea. Elohim or God-Mind creates
a spiritual man, in whom are conceived
to be present all the attributes of his
source. Next this spiritual man, Jehovah
God, God-Mind indentified as I AM, forms
man in spiritual substance, in the "dust
of the ground."
unfolding man is God's man, or the divine
idea of man in process of construction.
The various ideas are being "clothed
upon," that is, made manifest. The
manifest man is an idea until the Elohim
mind in its I AM or Jehovah form begins
its process of expression. Then Jehovah
God begins to form or clothe the idea
man in substance, which process, described
symbolically in these Scriptures, has
been going on all down the ages.
manifest man is the man we see, the man
we behold with our senses. Manifest man
evolves or makes manifest the ideas that
exist eternally in Being. The spiritual
man is the man we behold in our ideals.