Christian Science Bible Lessons
- Section 5 -
(-18- The only substance)
XVIII. Spirit, God, has created all in and of Himself. Spirit
never created matter. There is nothing in Spirit out of which
matter could be made, for, as the Bible declares, without the
Logos, the Aeon or Word of God, "was not anything made that was
made." Spirit is the only substance, the invisible and
indivisible infinite God. Things spiritual and eternal are
substantial. Things material and temporal are insubstantial.
337:29 Chapter 10: Science of Being - [PLATFORM]
(-28- Truth demonstrated)
XXVIII. Subject sickness, sin, and death to the rule of health
and holiness in Christian Science, and you ascertain that this
Science is demonstrably true, for it heals the sick and sinning as
no other system can. Christian Science, rightly understood, leads
to eternal harmony. It brings to light the only living and true
God and man as made in His likeness; ;whereas the opposite belief
- that man originates in matter and has beginning and end, that he
is both soul and body, both good and evil, both spiritual and
material - terminates in discord and mortality, in the error which
must be destroyed by Truth. The mortality of material man proves
that error has been ingrafted into the premises and conclusions of
material and mortal humanity.
201:1-19 Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth
The best sermon ever preached is Truth practised and
demonstrated by the destruction of sin, sickness, and death.
Knowing this and knowing too that one affection would be supreme
in us and take the lead in our lives, Jesus said, "No man can
serve two masters."
We cannot build safely on false foundations. Truth makes a new
creature, in whom old things pass away and "all things are become
new." Passions, selfishness, false appetites, hatred, fear, all
sensuality, yield to spirituality, and the superabundance of being
is on the side of God, good.
(The uses of truth)
We cannot fill vessels already full. They must first be
emptied. Let us disrobe error. Then, when the winds of God blow,
we shall not hug our tatters close about us.
The way to extract error from mortal mind is to pour in truth
through flood-tides of Love. Christian perfection is won on no