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Christian Science Bible Lessons

July 17,1898
TRUTH.

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John 18:37,38
37 Pilate therefore said unto him,
Art thou a king then? Jesus answered,
Thou sayest that I am a king. To this
end was I born, and for this cause
came I into the world, that I should
bear witness unto the truth. Every
one that is of the truth heareth my
voice.
38 Pilate saith unto him, What is
truth? And when he had said this, he
went out again unto the Jews, and
saith unto them, I find in him no
fault at all.
John 8:38,40,44-47
38 I speak that which I have seen
with my Father: and ye do that which
ye have seen with your father.
40 But now ye seek to kill me, a
man that hath told you the truth,
which I have heard of God: this did
not Abraham.
44 Ye are of your father the devil,
and the lusts of your father ye will
do. He was a murderer from the
beginning, and abode not in the
truth, because there is no truth in
him. When he speaketh a lie, he
speaketh of his own: for he is a
liar, and the father of it.
45 And because I tell you the
truth, ye believe me not.
46 Which of you convinceth me of
sin? And if I say the truth, why do
ye not believe me?
47 He that is of God heareth God's
words: ye therefore hear them not,
because ye are not of God.

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Daniel 9:13
13 As it is written in the law of
Moses, all this evil is come upon us:
yet made we not our prayer before the
Lord our God, that we might turn from
our iniquities, and understand thy
truth.


223:14-24,28-32 Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth

 

Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth
The rights of woman acknowledged
morally, civilly, and socially. 

Christian Science Healing (1)

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Christ was not crucified - that doom 
Was Jesus' part; 
For Sharon's rose must bud and bloom 
In human heart. * 
*God was manifest in the Flesh- St.Paul

Enable us to know, -as in heaven, so on earth,- God is omnipotent, supreme.

Cardinal point 1 - Column 2 - Extended



(The question of the ages)
The question, "What is Truth," convulses the world. Many are
ready to meet this inquiry with the assurance which comes of
understanding; but more are blinded by their old illusions, and
try to "give it pause." "If the blind lead the blind, both shall
fall into the ditch."
The efforts of error to answer this question by some ology are
vain. Spiritual rationality and free thought accompany
approaching Science, and cannot be put down. They will emancipate
humanity, and supplant unscientific means and so-called laws.
(Heralds of Science)
Marvels, calamities, and sin will much more abound as truth
urges upon mortals its resisted claims; but the awful daring of
sin destroys sin, and foreshadows the triumph of truth. God will
overturn, until "He come whose right it is."


545:17 Chapter 15: Genesis

 

Chapter 15: Genesis
Divine Science encompassing the universe and man;...  

The Way 

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No blight, no broken wing, no moan, 
Truth's fane can dim; 
Eternal swells Christ's music-tone, 
In heaven's hymn. 

For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever.

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(Mental tillage)
Outside of Christian Science all is vague and hypothetical, the
opposite of Truth; yet this opposite, in its false view of God and
man, impudently demands a blessing.


356:9 Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered

 

Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered
Divine Science understood and acknowledged. 

Treating the sick 

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The Way, the Truth, the Life - His word - 
Are here, and now 
Christ's silent healing, heaven heard, 
Crowns the pale brow. 

And forgive us our debts, 
as we forgive our debtors. 

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(Irreconcilable differences)
Jesus reasoned on this subject practically, and controlled
sickness, sin, and death on the basis of his spirituality.
Understanding the nothingness of material things, he spoke of
flesh and Spirit as the two opposites, - as error and Truth, not
contributing in any way to each other's happiness and existence.
Jesus knew, "It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth
nothing."

357:5-8 Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered

(Two infinite creators absurd)
We sustain Truth, not by accepting, but by rejecting a lie.
Jesus said of personified evil, that it was "a liar, and the
father of it."

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