Christian Science Bible Lessons
ARE SIN, DISEASE, AND DEATH REAL?
- Section 6 -
If man is never to overcome death, why do the Scriptures say,
"The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death"? The tenor of
the Word shows that we shall obtain the victory over death in
proportion as we overcome sin.
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Jesus said (John viii. 51), "If a man keep my saying, he shall
never see death." That statement is not confined to spiritual
life, but includes all the phenomena of existence. Jesus
demonstrated this, healing the dying and raising the dead. Mortal
mind must part with error, must put off itself with its deeds, and
immortal manhood, the Christ ideal, will appear. Faith should
enlarge its borders and strengthen its base by resting upon Spirit
instead of matter. When man gives up his belief in death, he will
advance more rapidly towards God, Life, and Love. Belief in
sickness and death, as certainly as belief in sin, tends to shut
out the true sense of Life and health. When will mankind wake to
this great fact in Science?
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(No death nor inaction)
The dream of death must be mastered by Mind here or hereafter.
Thought will waken from its own material declaration, "I am dead,"
to catch this trumpet-word of Truth, "There is no death, no
inaction, diseased action, overaction, nor reaction."
Life is real, and death is the illusion. A demonstration of the
facts of Soul in Jesus' way resolves the dark visions of material
sense into harmony and immortality. Man's privilege at this
supreme moment is to prove the words of our Master: "If a man keep
my saying, he shall never see death." To divest thought of false
trusts and material evidences in order that the spiritual facts of
being may appear, - this is the great attainment by means of which
we shall sweep away the false and give place to the true. Thus we
may establish in truth the temple, or body, "whose builder and
maker is God."