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Christian Science Bible Lessons

September 11,1898
MATTER.

- Section 4 -

 

II Corinthians 5:6-8
6 Therefore we are always
confident, knowing that, whilst we
are at home in the body, we are
absent from the Lord:
7 (For we walk by faith, not by
sight:)
8 We are confident, I say, and
willing rather to be absent from the
body, and to be present with the
Lord.

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John 8:12,43,44
12 #Then spake Jesus again unto
them, saying, I am the light of the
world: he that followeth me shall not
walk in darkness, but shall have the
light of life.
43 Why do ye not understand my
speech? even because ye cannot hear
my word.
44 Ye are of your father the devil,
and the lusts of your father ye will
do. He was a murderer from the
beginning, and abode not in the
truth, because there is no truth in
him. When he speaketh a lie, he
speaketh of his own: for he is a
liar, and the father of it.


280:1 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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(The things of God are beautiful)
In the infinitude of Mind, matter must be unknown. Symbols and
elements of discord and decay are not products of the infinite,
perfect, and eternal All. From Love and from the light and
harmony which are the abode of Spirit, only reflections of good can
come. All things beautiful and harmless are ideas of Mind. Mind
creates and multiplies them, and the product must be mental.


543:21-23 Chapter 15: Genesis

 

Chapter 15: Genesis
Divine Science encompassing the universe and man;...  

The Way 

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No blight, no broken wing, no moan, 
Truth's fane can dim; 
Eternal swells Christ's music-tone, 
In heaven's hymn. 

For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever.

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(Man springs from Mind)
Minerals and vegetables are found, according to divine Science,
to be the creations of erroneous thought, not of matter.


216:28-1 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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(Personal identity)
When you say, "Man's body is material," I say with Paul: Be
"willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with
the Lord." Give up your material belief of mind in matter, and
have but one Mind, even God; for this Mind forms its own likeness.


14:9 Chapter 1: Prayer


(Bodily presence)
To be "with the Lord" is to be in obedience to the law of God,
to be absolutely governed by divine Love, - by Spirit, not by
matter.


554:20 Chapter 15: Genesis

 

Chapter 15: Genesis
Divine Science encompassing the universe and man;...  

The Way 

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No blight, no broken wing, no moan, 
Truth's fane can dim; 
Eternal swells Christ's music-tone, 
In heaven's hymn. 

For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever.

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(Mendacity of error)
Jesus defined this opposite of God and His creation better than
we can, when he said, "He is a liar, and the father of it." Jesus
also said, "Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a
devil?" This he said of Judas, one of Adam's race. Jesus never
intimated that God made a devil, but he did say, "Ye are of your
father, the devil." All these sayings were to show that mind in
matter is the author of itself, and is simply a falsity and
illusion.

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