Christian Science Bible Lessons
- Section 4 -
Man as the offspring of God, as the idea of Spirit, is the
immortal evidence that Spirit is harmonious and man eternal.
276:8(begin "Let),19 Chapter 10: Science of Being
"Let this Mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus." Man
and his Maker are correlated in divine Science, and real
consciousness is cognizant only of the things of God.
When we learn in Science how to be perfect even as our Father in
heaven is perfect, thought is turned into new and healthy
channels, - towards the contemplation of things immortal and away
from materiality to the Principle of the universe, including
476:28 Chapter 14: Recapitulation
Question 14. - What is man?
ADAM = That which is not the image and likeness of good, but a
material belief, opposed to the one Mind, or Spirit.
(The kingdom within)
When speaking of God's children, not the children of men, Jesus
said, "The kingdom of God is within you;" that is, Truth and Love
reign in the real man, showing that man in God's image is unfallen
and eternal. Jesus beheld in Science the perfect man, who
appeared to him where sinning mortal man appears to mortals. In
this perfect man the Saviour saw God's own likeness, and this
correct view of man healed the sick. Thus Jesus taught that the
kingdom of God is intact, universal, and that man is pure and
holy. Man is not a material habitation for Soul; he is himself
spiritual. Soul, being Spirit, is seen in nothing imperfect nor
470:21 Chapter 14: Recapitulation
Question 10. - What is Mind?
ADAM = Nothingness.
God is the creator of man, and, the divine Principle of man
remaining perfect, the divine idea or reflection, man, remains
perfect. Man is the expression of God's being. If there ever was
a moment when man did not express the divine perfection, then there
was a moment when man did not express God, and consequently a time
when Deity was unexpressed - that - is, without entity. If man
has lost perfection, then he has lost his perfect Principle, the
divine Mind. If man ever existed without this perfect Principle or
Mind, then man's existence was a myth.