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Christian Science Bible Lessons

October 23,1898
EVERLASTING PUNISHMENT.

- Section 4 -

 

Genesis 1:26,27
26 #And God said, Let us make man
in our image, after our likeness: and
let them have dominion over the fish
of the sea, and over the fowl of the
air, and over the cattle, and over
all the earth, and over every
creeping thing that creepeth upon the
earth.
27 So God created man in his own
image, in the image of God created he
him; male and female created he them.


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Psalm 145:9,13
9 The Lord is good to all: and his
tender mercies are over all his works.

13 Thy kingdom is an everlasting
kingdom, and thy dominion endureth
throughout all generations.

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John 12:32
32 And I, if I be lifted up from
the earth, will draw all men unto me.



217:1 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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(Personal identity)
The loss of man's identity through the understanding which
Science confers is impossible; and the notion of such a
possibility is more absurd than to conclude that individual
musical tones are lost in the origin of harmony.


302:3 Chapter 10: Science of Being

 

Chapter 10: Science of Being
Divine Science understood and acknowledged.  

I thank Thee O Father,...

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Thus olden faith's pale star now blends 
In seven-hued white! 
Life, without birth and without end, 
Emitting light! 

Give us grace for to-day;
feed the famished affections. 

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(Identity not lost)
The material body and mind are temporal, but the real man is
spiritual and eternal. The identity of the real man is not lost,
but found through this explanation; for the conscious infinitude
of existence and of all identity is thereby discerned and remains
unchanged. It is impossible that man should lose aught that is
real, when God is all and eternally his. The notion that mind is
in matter, and that the so-called pleasures and pains, the birth,
sin, sickness, and death of matter, are real, is a mortal belief;
and this belief is all that will ever be lost.


542:29 Chapter 15: Genesis

 

Chapter 15: Genesis
Divine Science encompassing the universe and man;...  

The Way 

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No blight, no broken wing, no moan, 
Truth's fane can dim; 
Eternal swells Christ's music-tone, 
In heaven's hymn. 

For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever.

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(Climax of suffering)
The sinful misconception of Life as something less than God,
having no truth to support it, falls back upon itself. This
error, after reaching the climax of suffering, yields to Truth and
returns to dust; but it is only mortal man and not the real man,
who dies. The image of Spirit cannot be effaced, since it is the
idea of Truth and changes not, but becomes more beautifully
apparent at error's demise.


291:1-13 Chapter 10: Science of Being

 

Chapter 10: Science of Being
Divine Science understood and acknowledged.  

I thank Thee O Father,...

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Thus olden faith's pale star now blends 
In seven-hued white! 
Life, without birth and without end, 
Emitting light! 

Give us grace for to-day;
feed the famished affections. 

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(Sin is punished)
The suppositions that sin is pardoned while unforsaken, that
happiness can be genuine in the midst of sin, that the so-called
death of the body frees from sin, and that God's pardon is aught
but the destruction of sin, - these are grave mistakes. We know
that all will be changed "in the twinkling of an eye," when the
last trump shall sound; but this last call of wisdom cannot come
till mortals have already yielded to each lesser call in the
growth of Christian character. Mortals need not fancy that belief
in the experience of death will awaken them to glorified being.
(Salvation and probation)
Universal salvation rests on progression and probation, and is
unattainable without them.


497:9 Chapter 14: Recapitulation

 

Chapter 14: Recapitulation
Divine Science encompassing the universe and man;...  

Truth versus error

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To-day, as oft, away from sin 
Christ summons thee! 
Truth pleads to-night: Just take Me in! 
No mass for Me! 

God leadeth us not into temptation, but delivereth us from sin, disease, and death.

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( - Tenets -)
3. We acknowledge God's forgiveness of sin in the destruction of
sin and the spiritual understanding that casts out evil as unreal.
But the belief in sin is punished so long as the belief lasts.

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