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Christian Science Bible Lessons

September 4,1898
SUBSTANCE.

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Genesis 17:1-7
1 And when Abram was ninety years
old and nine, the Lord appeared to
Abram, and said unto him, I am the
Almighty God; walk before me, and be
thou perfect.
2 And I will make my covenant
between me and thee, and will
multiply thee exceedingly.
3 And Abram fell on his face: and
God talked with him, saying,
4 As for me, behold, my covenant is
with thee, and thou shalt be a father
of many nations.
5 Neither shall thy name any more
be called Abram, but thy name shall
be Abraham; for a father of many
nations have I made thee.
6 And I will make thee exceeding
fruitful, and I will make nations of
thee, and kings shall come out of
thee.
7 And I will establish my covenant
between me and thee and thy seed after
thee in their generations for an
everlasting covenant, to be a God
unto thee, and to thy seed after
thee.

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Hebrews 11:1,8-10
1 Now faith is the substance of
things hoped for, the evidence of
things not seen.
8 By faith Abraham, when he was
called to go out into a place which
he should after receive for an
inheritance, obeyed; and he went out,
not knowing whither he went.
9 By faith he sojourned in the land
of promise, as in a strange country,
dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac
and Jacob, the heirs with him of the
same promise:
10 For he looked for a city which
hath foundations, whose builder and
maker is God.


579:10 Chapter 17: Glossary

(ABRAHAM)
ABRAHAM. Fidelity; faith in the divine Life and in the eternal
Principle of being.


241:19-30 Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth

 

Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth
The rights of woman acknowledged
morally, civilly, and socially. 

Christian Science Healing (1)

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Christ was not crucified - that doom 
Was Jesus' part; 
For Sharon's rose must bud and bloom 
In human heart. * 
*God was manifest in the Flesh- St.Paul

Enable us to know, -as in heaven, so on earth,- God is omnipotent, supreme.

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(Spirit transforms)
The substance of all devotion is the reflection and
demonstration of divine Love, healing sickness and destroying sin.
Our Master said, "If ye love me, keep my commandments."
One's aim, a point beyond faith, should be to find the footsteps
of Truth, the way to health and holiness. We should strive to
reach the Horeb height where God is revealed; ;and the
corner-stone of all spiritual building is purity. The baptism of
Spirit, washing the body of all the impurities of flesh, signifies
that the pure in heart see God and are approaching spiritual Life
and its demonstration.


279:13 Chapter 10: Science of Being

 

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

I thank Thee O Father,...

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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. 

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(Spiritual tangibility)
Spirit and matter can neither coexist nor cooperate, and one can
no more create the other than Truth can create error, or vice
versa.

331:18 Chapter 10: Science of Being - [PLATFORM]

(-6- The universal cause)
VI. God is individual, incorporeal. He is divine Principle,
Love, the universal cause, the only creator, and there is no other
self-existence. He is all-inclusive, and is reflected by all that
is real and eternal and by nothing else. He fills all space, and
it is impossible to conceive of such omnipresence and
individuality except as infinite Spirit or Mind. Hence all is
Spirit and spiritual.

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