Christian Science Bible Lessons
ARE SIN, DISEASE, AND DEATH REAL?
- Section 2 -
(No baneful creation)
Sin, sickness, and death must be deemed as devoid of reality as
they are of good, God.
472:23-3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation
Question 13. - Is there no sin?
ADAM = The opposite of Spirit and His creations.
(Unrealities that seem real)
Question. - Is there no sin?
Answer. - All reality is in God and His creation, harmonious
and eternal. That which He creates is good, and He makes all that
is made. Therefore the only reality of sin, sickness, or death is
the awful fact that unrealities seem real to human, erring belief,
until God strips off their disguise. They are not true, because
they are not of God. We learn in Christian Science that all
inharmony of mortal mind or body is illusion, possessing neither
reality nor identity though seeming to be real and identical.
330:25 Chapter 10: Science of Being - [PLATFORM]
(-3- Evil obsolete)
III. The notion that both evil and good are real is a delusion
of material sense, which Science annihilates. Evil is nothing, no
thing, mind, nor power. As manifested by mankind it stands for a
lie, nothing claiming to be something, - for lust, dishonesty,
selfishness, envy, hypocrisy, slander, hate, theft, adultery,
murder, dementia, insanity, inanity, devil, hell, with all the
etceteras that word includes.
286:16-19 Chapter 10: Science of Being
(Goodness a portion of God)
In the Saxon and twenty other tongues good is the term for
God. The Scriptures declare all that He made to be good, like
Himself, - good in Principle and in idea.
354:26 Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered
Sin should become unreal to every one. It is in itself
inconsistent, a divided kingdom. Its supposed realism has no
divine authority, and I rejoice in the apprehension of this grand
355:9 Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered
As for sin and disease, Christian Science says, in the language
of the Master, "Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead." Let
discord of every name and nature be heard no more, and let the
harmonious and true sense of Life and being take possession of