Christian Science Bible Lessons
- Section 3 -
(John the Baptist, and the Messiah)
The mission of Jesus confirmed prophecy, and explained the
so-called miracles of olden time as natural demonstrations of the
divine power, demonstrations which were not understood. Jesus'
works established his claim to the Messiahship. In reply to John's
inquiry, "Art thou he that should come," Jesus returned an
affirmative reply, recounting his works instead of referring to
his doctrine, confident that this exhibition of the divine power
to heal would fully answer the question. Hence his reply: "Go and
show John again those things which ye do hear and see: the blind
receive their sight and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed,
and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the
gospel preached to them. And blessed is he, whosoever shall not
be offended in me." In other words, he gave his benediction to
any one who should not deny that such effects, coming from divine
Mind, prove the unity of God, - the divine Principle which brings
out all harmony.
473:6 Chapter 14: Recapitulation
Question 13. - Is there no sin?
ADAM = The opposite of Spirit and His creations.
(Christ the ideal Truth)
Christ came to destroy the belief of sin. The God-principle is
omnipresent and omnipotent. God is everywhere, and nothing apart
from Him is present or has power. Christ is the ideal Truth, that
comes to heal sickness and sin through Christian Science, and
attributes all power to God. Jesus is the name of the man who,
more than all other men, has presented Christ, the true idea of
God, healing the sick and the sinning and destroying the power of
death. Jesus is the human man, and Christ is the divine idea;
hence the duality of Jesus the Christ.
347:14 Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered
(Essential element of Christianity)
Christ, as the spiritual or true idea of God, comes now as of
old, preaching the gospel to the poor, healing the sick, and
casting out evils. Is it error which is restoring an essential
element of Christianity, - namely, apostolic, divine healing? No;
it is the Science of Christianity which is restoring it, and is
the light shining in darkness, which the darkness comprehends not.
326:12 Chapter 10: Science of Being
(Loving God supremely)
We must forsake the foundation of material systems, however
time-honored, if we would gain the Christ as our only Saviour.
Not partially, but fully, the great healer of mortal mind is the
healer of the body.