Christian Science Bible Lessons
- Section 5 -
Question 15. - What are body and Soul?
ADAM = A so-called finite mind, producing other minds,
thus making "gods many and lords many." (I Corinthians viii. 5)
(Reflection of Spirit)
Soul is the substance, Life, and intelligence of man, which is
individualized, but not in matter. Soul can never reflect
anything inferior to Spirit.
(Man inseperable from Spirit)
Man is the expression of Soul. The Indians caught some glimpses
of the underlying reality, when they called a certain beautiful
lake "the smile of the Great Spirit." Separated from man, who
expresses Soul, Spirit would be a nonentity; man, divorced from
Spirit, would lose his entity. But there is, there can be, no
such division, for man is coexistent with God.
302:19 Chapter 10: Science of Being
(Definition of man)
The Science of being reveals man as perfect, even as the Father
is perfect, because the Soul, or Mind, of the spiritual man is
God, the divine Principle of all being, and because this real man
is governed by Soul instead of sense, by the law of Spirit, not by
the so-called laws of matter.
306:13 Chapter 10: Science of Being
(Divinity not childless)
If Life or Soul and its representative, man, unite for a period
and then are separated as by a law of divorce to be brought
together again at some uncertain future time and in a manner
unknown, - and this is the general religious opinion of mankind, -
we are left without a rational proof of immortality. But man
cannot be separated for an instant from God, if man reflects God.
Thus Science proves man's existence to be intact.
120:4 Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine
(The sun and Soul)
Soul, or Spirit, is God, unchangeable and eternal; and man
coexists with and reflects Soul, God, for man is God's image.