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Christian Science Bible Lessons

September 11,1898
MATTER.

- Section 3 -

 

John 11:1,6,17,41,43,44
1 Now a certain man was sick,
named Lazarus, of Bethany, the town
of Mary and her sister Martha.
6 When he had heard therefore that
he was sick, he abode two days still
in the same place where he was.
17 Then when Jesus came, he found
that he had lain in the grave four
days already.
41 Then they took away the stone
from the place where the dead was
laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes,
and said, Father, I thank thee that
thou hast heard me.
43 And when he thus had spoken, he
cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come
forth.
44 And he that was dead came forth,
bound hand and foot with
graveclothes: and his face was bound
about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto
them, Loose him, and let him go.


119:1 Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine

 

Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine
The rights of woman acknowledged
morally, civilly, and socially. 

Christmas Eve (2)

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For heaven's Christus, earthly Eves, 
By Adam bid, 
Make merriment on Christmas eves, 
O'er babe and crib. 

Thy kingdom is come,
 Thou art ever-present.

Cardinal point 3 - Column 2 - Extended



(Unescapable dilemma)
When we endow matter with vague spiritual power, - that is, when
we do so in our theories, for of course we cannot really endow
matter with what it does not and cannot possess, - we disown the
Almighty, for such theories lead to one of two things. They either
presuppose the self-evolution and self-government of matter, or
else they assume that matter is the product of Spirit. To seize
the first horn of this dilemma and consider matter as a power in
and of itself, is to leave the creator out of His own universe;
while to grasp the other horn of the dilemma and regard God as the
creator of matter, is not only to make Him responsible for all
disasters, physical and moral, but to announce Him as their source,
thereby making Him guilty of maintaining perpetual misrule in the
form and under the name of natural law.

134:26 Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine

(Basis of miracles)
Jesus said: "I knew that Thou hearest me always;" and he raised
Lazarus from the dead, stilled the tempest, healed the sick,
walked on the water. There is divine authority for believing in
the superiority of spiritual power over material resistance.

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