Christian Science Bible Lessons
DOCTRINE OF ATONEMENT.
- Section 4 -
(Sickness from mortal mind)
If sickness is real, it belongs to immortality; if true, it is a
part of Truth. Would you attempt with drugs, or without, to
destroy a quality or condition of Truth? But if sickness and sin
are illusions, the awakening from this mortal dream, or illusion,
will bring us into health, holiness, and immortality. This
awakening is the forever coming of Christ, the advanced appearing
of Truth, which casts out error and heals the sick. This is the
salvation which comes through God, the divine Principle, Love, as
demonstrated by Jesus.
30:5 Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist
(Jesus the way-shower)
Born of a woman, Jesus' advent in the flesh partook partly of
Mary's earthly condition, although he was endowed with the Christ,
the divine Spirit, without measure. This accounts for his
struggles in Gethsemane and on Calvary, and this enabled him to be
the mediator, or way-shower, between God and men. Had his origin
and birth been wholly apart from mortal usage, Jesus would not
have been appreciable to mortal mind as "the way."
332:9 Chapter 10: Science of Being - [PLATFORM]
(-9- The Son of God)
IX. Jesus was born of Mary. Christ is the true idea voicing
good, the divine message from God to men speaking to the human
consciousness. The Christ is incorporeal, spiritual, - yea, the
divine image and likeness, dispelling the illusions of the senses;
the Way, the Truth, and the Life, healing the sick and casting out
evils, destroying sin, disease, and death. As Paul says: "There
is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ
Jesus." The corporeal man Jesus was human.
25:22-31 Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist
Though demonstrating his control over sin and disease, the great
Teacher by no means relieved others from giving the requisite
proofs of their own piety. He worked for their guidance, that
they might demonstrate this power as he did and understand its
divine Principle. Implicit faith in the Teacher and all the
emotional love we can bestow on him, will never alone make us
imitators of him. We must go and do likewise, else we are not
improving the great blessings which our Master worked and suffered
to bestow upon us.
22:11 Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist
(Wait for reward)
"Work out your own salvation," is the demand of Life and Love,
for to this end God worketh with you. "Occupy till I come!" Wait
for your reward, and "be not weary in well doing." If your
endeavors are beset by fearful odds, and you receive no present
reward, go not back to error, nor become a sluggard in the race.