Christian Science Bible Lessons
DOCTRINE OF ATONEMENT.
- Section 5 -
Our baptism is a purification from all error. Our church is
built on the divine Principle, Love. We can unite with this
church only as we are newborn of Spirit, as we reach the Life
which is Truth and the Truth which is Life by bringing forth the
fruits of Love, - casting out error and healing the sick. Our
Eucharist is spiritual communion with the one God. Our bread,
"which cometh down from heaven," is Truth. Our cup is the cross.
Our wine the inspiration of Love, the draught our Master drank and
commended to his followers.
31:14-22 Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist
It is the living Christ, the practical Truth, which makes Jesus
"the resurrection and the life" to all who follow him in deed.
Obeying his precious precepts, - following his demonstration so
far as we apprehend it, - we drink of his cup, partake of his
bread, are baptized with his purity; and at last we shall rest,
sit down with him, in a full understanding of the divine Principle
which triumphs over death.
21:1-5 Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist
If Truth is overcoming error in your daily walk and
conversation, you can finally say, "I have fought a good fight . .
. I have kept the faith," because you are a better man. This is
having our part in the at-one-ment with Truth and Love.
45:16 Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist
(The stone rolled away)
Glory be to God, and peace to the struggling hearts! Christ hath
rolled away the stone from the door of human hope and faith, and
through the revelation and demonstration of life in God, hath
elevated them to possible at-one-ment with the spiritual idea of
man and his divine Principle, Love.