Christian Science Bible Lessons

August 7,1898

- Section 4 -


Leviticus 5:17
17 #And if a soul sin, and commit
any of these things which are
forbidden to be done by the
commandments of the Lord; though he
wist it not, yet is he guilty, and
shall bear his iniquity.

Proverbs 13:2
2 A man shall eat good by the fruit
of his mouth: but the soul of the
transgressors shall eat violence.

I John 3:4,6,8,10
4 Whosoever committeth sin
transgresseth also the law: for sin
is the transgression of the law.
6 Whosoever abideth in him sinneth
not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen
him, neither known him.
8 He that committeth sin is of the
devil; for the devil sinneth from the
beginning. For this purpose the Son
of God was manifested, that he might
destroy the works of the devil.
10 In this the children of God are
manifest, and the children of the
devil: whosoever doeth not
righteousness is not of God, neither
he that loveth not his brother.

Ezekiel 18:20
20 The soul that sinneth, it shall
die. The son shall not bear the
iniquity of the father, neither shall
the father bear the iniquity of the
son: the righteousness of the
righteous shall be upon him, and the
wickedness of the wicked shall be
upon him.

310:18-23 Chapter 10: Science of Being


Chapter 10: Science of Being
Divine Science understood and acknowledged.  

I thank Thee O Father,...

Thus olden faith's pale star now blends 
In seven-hued white! 
Life, without birth and without end, 
Emitting light! 

Give us grace for to-day;
feed the famished affections. 

Cardinal point 3 - Column 3 - Extended

(Soul imperishable)
Soul changeth not. We are commonly taught that there is a human
soul which sins and is spiritually lost, - that soul may be lost,
and yet be immortal. If Soul could sin, Spirit, Soul, would be
flesh instead of Spirit. It is the belief of the flesh and of
material sense which sins.

311:7-25 Chapter 10: Science of Being

(Sin only of the flesh)
Soul is immortal because it is Spirit, which has no element of
self-destruction. Is man lost spiritually? No, he can only lose
a sense material. All sin is of the flesh. It cannot be
spiritual. Sin exists here or hereafter only so long as the
illusion of mind in matter remains. It is a sense of sin, and not
a sinful soul, which is lost. Evil is destroyed by the sense of
(Soul impeccable)
Through false estimates of soul as dwelling in sense and of mind
as dwelling in matter, belief strays into a sense of temporary
loss or absence of soul, spiritual truth. This state of error is
the mortal dream of life and substance as existent in matter, and
is directly opposite to the immortal reality of being. So long as
we believe that soul can sin or that immortal Soul is in mortal
body, we can never understand the Science of being. When humanity
does understand this Science, it will become the law of Life to
man, - even the higher law of Soul, which prevails over material
sense through harmony and immortality.

481:24-32 Chapter 14: Recapitulation


Chapter 14: Recapitulation
Divine Science encompassing the universe and man;...  

Truth versus error

To-day, as oft, away from sin 
Christ summons thee! 
Truth pleads to-night: Just take Me in! 
No mass for Me! 

God leadeth us not into temptation, but delivereth us from sin, disease, and death.

Cardinal point 3 - Column 4 - Extended

Question 16. - Does brain think, and do nerves feel, and is
there intelligence in matter? 

ADAM = A product of nothing as the mimicry of something.

(Sense and pure Soul)
If Soul sins, it must be mortal. Sin has the elements of
self-destruction. It cannot sustain itself. If sin is supported,
God must uphold it, and this is impossible, since Truth cannot
support error. Soul is the divine Principle of man and never sins,
- hence the immortality of Soul. In Science we learn that it is
material sense, not Soul, which sins; and it will be found that it
is the sense of sin which is lost, and not a sinful soul.

468:3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation

Question 5. - What are the demands of the Science of Soul? 
ADAM = The opposite of good, - of God and His creation.

(Sinlessness of Mind, Soul)
If Soul sinned, it would be mortal, for sin is mortality's self,
because it kills itself. If Truth is immortal, error must be
mortal, because error is unlike Truth. Because Soul is immortal,
Soul cannot sin, for sin is not the eternal verity of being.

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