Christian Science Bible Lessons
- Section 5 -
Question 21. - Do the five corporeal senses constitute man?
ADAM = Life's counterfeit, which ultimates in death.
(Spiritual existence the one fact)
For right reasoning there should be but one fact before the
thought, namely, spiritual existence. In reality there is no
other existence, since Life cannot be united to its unlikeness,
207:27 Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth
(One primal cause)
The spiritual reality is the scientific fact in all things. The
spiritual fact, repeated in the action of man and the whole
universe, is harmonious and is the ideal of Truth. Spiritual facts
are not inverted; the opposite discord, which bears no resemblance
to spirituality, is not real. The only evidence of this inversion
is obtained from suppositional error, which affords no proof of
God, Spirit, or of the spiritual creation. Material sense defines
all things materially, and has a finite sense of the infinite.
209:31 Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth
Spiritual sense is a conscious, constant capacity to understand
God. It shows the superiority of faith by works over faith in
words. Its ideas are expressed only in "new tongues;" and these
are interpreted by the translation of the spiritual original into
the language which human thought can comprehend.
274:12 Chapter 10: Science of Being
(Five senses deceptive)
The senses of Spirit abide in Love, and they demonstrate Truth
and Life. Hence Christianity and the Science which expounds it
are based on spiritual understanding, and they supersede the
so-called laws of matter. Jesus demonstrated this great verity.
When what we erroneously term the five physical senses are
misdirected, they are simply the manifested beliefs of mortal
mind, which affirm that life, substance, and intelligence are
material, instead of spiritual. These false beliefs and their
products constitute the flesh, and the flesh wars against Spirit.