Christian Science Bible Lessons
July 10, 1898
- Section 4 -
Paul said, "To be spiritually minded is life." We approach God,
or Life, in proportion to our spirituality, our fidelity to Truth
and Love; and in that ratio we know all human need and are able to
discern the thought of the sick and the sinning for the purpose of
healing them. Error of any kind cannot hide from the law of God.
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(Death no benefactor)
We have no right to say that life depends on matter now, but
will not depend on it after death. We cannot spend our days here
in ignorance of the Science of Life, and expect to find beyond the
grave a reward for this ignorance. Death will not make us
harmonious and immortal as a recompense for ignorance. If here we
give no heed to Christian Science, which is spiritual and eternal,
we shall not be ready for spiritual Life hereafter.
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Question 19. - Is materiality the concomitant of spirituality,
and is material sense a necessary preliminary
to the understanding and expression of Spirit?
ADAM = An inverted image of Spirit.
(Exercise of Mind faculties)
Life is deathless. Life is the origin and ultimate of man,
never attainable through death, but gained by walking in the
pathway of Truth both before and after that which is called death.
There is more Christianity in seeing and hearing spiritually than
materially. There is more Science in the perpetual exercise of
the Mind-faculties than in their loss. Lost they cannot be, while
Mind remains. The apprehension of this gave sight to the blind
and hearing to the deaf centuries ago, and it will repeat the
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Life is real, and death is the illusion. A demonstration of the
facts of Soul in Jesus' way resolves the dark visions of material
sense into harmony and immortality. Man's privilege at this
supreme moment is to prove the words of our Master: "If a man keep
my saying, he shall never see death." To divest thought of false
trusts and material evidences in order that the spiritual facts of
being may appear, - this is the great attainment by means of which
we shall sweep away the false and give place to the true. Thus we
may establish in truth the temple, or body, "whose builder and
maker is God."