Christian Science Bible Lessons
PROBATION AFTER DEATH.
- Section 3 -
(Clay replying to the potter)
Science declares that man is subject to Mind. Mortal mind
affirms that mind is subordinate to the body, that the body is
dying, that it must be buried and decomposed into dust; but mortal
mind's affirmation is not true. Mortals waken from the dream of
death with bodies unseen by those who think that they bury the
82:9-13,21-27 Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism
If spiritual life has been won by the departed, they cannot
return to material existence, because different states of
consciousness are involved, and one person cannot exist in two
different states of consciousness at the same time.
We are not in their state, nor are they in the mental realm in
which we dwell. Communion between them and ourselves would be
prevented by this difference. The mental states are so unlike,
that intercommunion is as impossible as it would be between a mole
and a human being.
290:3 Chapter 10: Science of Being
(Death no advantage)
If the Principle, rule, and demonstration of man's being are not
in the least understood before what is termed death overtakes
mortals, they will rise no higher spiritually in the scale of
existence on account of that single experience, but will remain as
material as before the transition, still seeking happiness through
a material, instead of through a spiritual sense of life, and from
selfish and inferior motives. That Life or Mind is finite and
physical or is manifested through brain and nerves, is false.
Hence Truth comes to destroy this error and its effects, -
sickness, sin, and death. To the spiritual class, relates the
Scripture: "On such the second death hath no power."
291:19-23 Chapter 10: Science of Being
(Salvation and probation)
"In the place where the tree falleth, there it shall be." So we
read in Ecclesiastes. This text has been transformed into the
popular proverb, "As the tree falls, so it must lie." As man
falleth asleep, so shall he awake.
296:6 Chapter 10: Science of Being
Either here or hereafter, suffering or Science must destroy all
illusions regarding life and mind, and regenerate material sense
and self. The old man with his deeds must be put off. Nothing
sensual or sinful is immortal. The death of a false material
sense and of sin, not the death of organic matter, is what reveals
man and Life, harmonious, real, and eternal.