Christian Science Bible Lessons
- Section 1 -
(Retribution and remorse)
Sin will receive its full penalty, both for what it is and for
what it does.
537:14(begin Sin) Chapter 15: Genesis
(Justice and recompense)
Sin is its own punishment. Truth guards the gateway to harmony.
Error tills its own barren soil and buries itself in the ground,
since ground and dust stand for nothingness.
10:31-32 Chapter 1: Prayer
Do you ask wisdom to be merciful and not to punish sin?
11:8 Chapter 1: Prayer
(Remission of penalty)
The moral law, which has the right to acquit or condemn, always
demands restitution before mortals can "go up higher." Broken law
brings penalty in order to compel this progress.
196:6-19 Chapter 7: Physiology
(Sin destroyed through suffering)
Better the suffering which awakens mortal mind from its fleshly
dream, than the false pleasures which tend to perpetuate this
dream. Sin alone brings death, for sin is the only element of
"Fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell,"
said Jesus. A careful study of this text shows that here the word
soul means a false sense or material consciousness. The command
was a warning to beware, not of Rome, Satan, nor of God, but of
sin. Sickness, sin, and death are not concomitants of Life or
Truth. No law supports them. They have no relation to God
wherewith to establish their power. Sin makes its own hell, and
goodness its own heaven.
405:17 Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice
"Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap." The good
man finally can overcome his fear of sin. This is sin's
necessity, - to destroy itself. Immortal man demonstrates the
government of God, good, in which is no power to sin.
37:1 Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist
Does not Science show that sin brings suffering as much to-day
as yesterday? They who sin must suffer. "With what measure ye
mete, it shall be measured to you again."