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Christian Science Bible Lessons

October 16,1898
PROBATION AFTER DEATH.

- Section 5 -

 

I Corinthians 15:19,20
19 If in this life only we have
hope in Christ, we are of all men
most miserable.
20 But now is Christ risen from the
dead, and become the firstfruits of
them that slept.

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Isaiah 52:1
1 Awake, awake; put on thy
strength, O Zion; put on thy
beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the
holy city: for henceforth there shall
no more come into thee the
uncircumcised and the unclean.
Isaiah 60:18-21
18 Violence shall no more be heard
in thy land, wasting nor destruction
within thy borders; but thou shalt
call thy walls Salvation, and thy
gates Praise.
19 The sun shall be no more thy
light by day; neither for brightness
shall the moon give light unto thee:
but the Lord shall be unto thee an
everlasting light, and thy God thy
glory.
20 Thy sun shall no more go down;
neither shall thy moon withdraw
itself: for the Lord shall be thine
everlasting light, and the days of
thy mourning shall be ended.
21 Thy people also shall be all
righteous: they shall inherit the
land for ever, the branch of my
planting, the work of my hands, that
I may be glorified.

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Revelation 22:3,4
3 And there shall be no more curse:
but the throne of God and of the Lamb
shall be in it; and his servants
shall serve him:
4 And they shall see his face; and
his name shall be in their foreheads.


210:5 Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth

 

Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth
The rights of woman acknowledged
morally, civilly, and socially. 

Christian Science Healing (1)

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Christ was not crucified - that doom 
Was Jesus' part; 
For Sharon's rose must bud and bloom 
In human heart. * 
*God was manifest in the Flesh- St.Paul

Enable us to know, -as in heaven, so on earth,- God is omnipotent, supreme.

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(Jesus' disregard of matter)
The Principle and proof of Christianity are discerned by
spiritual sense. They are set forth in Jesus' demonstrations,
which show - by his healing the sick, casting out evils, and
destroying death, "the last enemy that shall be destroyed," - his
disregard of matter and its so-called laws.


46:20-26 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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(Spiritual ascension)
Jesus' unchanged physical condition after what seemed to be
death was followed by his exaltation above all material
conditions; and this exaltation explained his ascension, and
revealed unmistakably a probationary and progressive state beyond
the grave. Jesus was "the way;" that is, he marked the way for all
men.

34:18-21 Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist

(Fellowship with Christ)
Through all the disciples experienced, they became more
spiritual and understood better what the Master had taught. His
resurrection was also their resurrection.

35:10 Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist

(The last breakfast)
This spiritual meeting with our Lord in the dawn of a new light
is the morning meal which Christian Scientists commemorate. They
bow before Christ, Truth, to receive more of his reappearing and
silently to commune with the divine Principle, Love. They
celebrate their Lord's victory over death, his probation in the
flesh after death, its exemplification of human probation, and his
spiritual and final ascension above matter, or the flesh, when he
rose out of material sight.


76:22 Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism

 

Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism
The love of the good and beautiful, and their immortality. 

Seeking and Finding.

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What the Beloved knew and taught, 
Science repeats, 
Through understanding, dearly sought, 
With fierce heart-beats;  

Adorable One.

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(Immaterial pleasure)
The sinless joy, - the perfect harmony and immortality of Life,
possessing unlimited divine beauty and goodness without a single
bodily pleasure or pain, - constitutes the only veritable,
indestructible man, whose being is spiritual. This state of
existence is scientific and intact, - a perfection discernible
only by those who have the final understanding of Christ in divine
Science. Death can never hasten this state of existence, for
death must be overcome, not submitted to, before immortality
appears.


562:11-16 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse

 

Chapter 16: Apocalypse
Divine Science encompassing the universe and man;...  

(Beyond  "The Way")

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And he that overcometh, and keepeth my
works unto the end, to him will I give
power over the nations:
And I will give him the MORNING STAR. 
-CHRIST JESUS-

For God is infinite, all-power, all Life, Truth, Love, over all, and All.

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(Spiritual idea crowned)
The spiritual idea is crowned with twelve stars. The twelve
tribes of Israel with all mortals, - separated by belief from
man's divine origin and the true idea, - will through much
tribulation yield to the activities of the divine Principle of man
in the harmony of Science.

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