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October 9,1898
DOCTRINE OF ATONEMENT.

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Romans 2:11
11 For there is no respect of
persons with God.
Romans 3:10-12
10 As it is written, There is none
righteous, no, not one:
11 There is none that
understandeth, there is none that
seeketh after God.
12 They are all gone out of the
way, they are together become
unprofitable; there is none that
doeth good, no, not one.
Romans 11:32
32 For God hath concluded them all
in unbelief, that he might have mercy
upon all.


24:15 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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(Radical changes)
The time is not distant when the ordinary theological views of
atonement will undergo a great change, - a change as radical as
that which has come over popular opinions in regard to
predestination and future punishment.


310:18-23 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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(Soul imperishable)
Soul changeth not. We are commonly taught that there is a human
soul which sins and is spiritually lost, - that soul may be lost,
and yet be immortal. If Soul could sin, Spirit, Soul, would be
flesh instead of Spirit. It is the belief of the flesh and of
material sense which sins.


188:4 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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(Embryonic sinful thoughts)
The belief of sin, which has grown terrible in strength and
influence, is an unconscious error in the beginning, - an
embryonic thought without motive; but afterwards it governs the
so-called man. Passion, depraved appetites, dishonesty, envy,
hatred, revenge ripen into action, only to pass from shame and woe
to their final punishment.


22:30 Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist

 

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

Christ Healing (1)

oooo
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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. 

Cardinal point 3 - Column 1 - Extended



(Justice and substitution)
Justice requires reformation of the sinner. Mercy cancels the
debt only when justice approves. Revenge is inadmissible. Wrath
which is only appeased is not destroyed, but partially indulged.
Wisdom and Love may require many sacrifices of self to save us
from sin. One sacrifice, however great, is insufficient to pay the
debt of sin. The atonement requires constant self-immolation on
the sinner's part. That God's wrath should be vented upon His
beloved Son, is divinely unnatural. Such a theory is man-made.
The atonement is a hard problem in theology, but its scientific
explanation is, that suffering is an error of sinful sense which
Truth destroys, and that eventually both sin and suffering will
fall at the feet of everlasting Love.

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