Christian Science Bible Lessons
- Section 2 -
When we realize that Life is Spirit, never in nor of matter, this
understanding will expand into self-completeness, finding all in
God, good, and needing no other consciousness.
265:10 Chapter 9: Creation
This scientific sense of being, forsaking matter for Spirit, by
no means suggests man's absorption into Deity and the loss of his
identity, but confers upon man enlarged individuality, a wider
sphere of thought and action, a more expansive love, a higher and
more permanent peace.
178:32 Chapter 7: Physiology
(Animal magnetism destroyed)
Whoever reaches the understanding of Christian Science in its
proper signification will perform the sudden cures of which it is
capable; but this can be done only by taking up the cross and
following Christ in the daily life.
232:16-19,32 Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth
(Denials of divine power)
In our age Christianity is again demonstrating the power of
divine Principle, as it did over nineteen hundred years ago, by
healing the sick and triumphing over death.
(Profession and proof)
There is neither place nor opportunity in Science for error of
any sort. Every day makes its demands upon us for higher proofs
rather than professions of Christian power. These proofs consist
solely in the destruction of sin, sickness, and death by the power
of Spirit, as Jesus destroyed them. This is an element of
progress, and progress is the law of God, whose law demands of us
only what we can certainly fulfil.