Explorations
Christian Science Bible Lessons

September 11,1898
MATTER.

- Section 5 -

 

Exodus 20:3
3 Thou shalt have no other gods
before me.

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Galatians 5:17
17 For the flesh lusteth against
the Spirit, and the Spirit against
the flesh: and these are contrary the
one to the other: so that ye cannot
do the things that ye would.

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Colossians 3:9,10
9 Lie not one to another, seeing
that ye have put off the old man with
his deeds;
10 And have put on the new man,
which is renewed in knowledge after
the image of him that created him:


172:15 Chapter 7: Physiology

 

Chapter 7: Physiology
The rights of woman acknowledged
morally, civilly, and socially.

Christmas Morn

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Yet wherefore signalize the birth 
Of him ne'er born? 
What can rehearse the glorious worth 
Of his high morn? 

Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

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(Degrees of development)
If man was first a material being, he must have passed through
all the forms of matter in order to become man. If the material
body is man, he is a portion of matter, or dust. On the contrary,
man is the image and likeness of Spirit; and the belief that there
is Soul in sense or Life in matter obtains in mortals, alias
mortal mind, to which the apostle refers when he says that we must
"put off the old man."


222:29 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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(Life only in Spirit)
In seeking a cure for dyspepsia consult matter not at all, and
eat what is set before you, "asking no question for conscience
sake." We must destroy the false belief that life and
intelligence are in matter, and plant ourselves upon what is pure
and perfect. Paul said, "Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not
fulfil the lust of the flesh." Sooner or later we shall learn
that the fetters of man's finite capacity are forged by the
illusion that he lives in body instead of in Soul, in matter
instead of in Spirit.


89:25 Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism

 

Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism
The love of the good and beautiful, and their immortality. 

Seeking and Finding.

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What the Beloved knew and taught, 
Science repeats, 
Through understanding, dearly sought, 
With fierce heart-beats;  

Adorable One.

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(Divine origination)
Matter is neither intelligent nor creative. The tree is not the
author of itself. Sound is not the originator of music, and man
is not the father of man. Cain very naturally concluded that if
life was in the body, and man gave it, man had the right to take
it away. This incident shows that the belief of life in matter was
"a murderer from the beginning."


19:29-1 Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist

 

Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist
The love of the good and beautiful, and their immortality. 

Christ Healing (1)

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In tender mercy, Spirit sped 
A loyal ray 
To rouse the living, wake the dead, 
And point the Way - 

Our Father-Mother God, all-harmonious. 

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(Jesus' sinless career)
Jesus urged the commandment, "Thou shalt have no other gods
before me," which may be rendered: Thou shalt have no belief of
Life as mortal; thou shalt not know evil, for there is one Life, -
even God, good.

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