Christian Science Bible Lessons
- Section 4 -
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
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
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.