Christian Science Bible Lessons
ADAM AND FALLEN MAN.
- Section 3 -
(No new creation)
There can be but one creator, who has created all.
The multiplication of a human and mortal sense of persons and
things is not creation. A sensual thought, like an atom of dust
thrown into the face of spiritual immensity, is dense blindness
instead of a scientific eternal consciousness of creation.
320:8 Chapter 10: Science of Being
In Smith's Bible Dictionary it is said: "The spiritual
interpretation of Scripture must rest upon both the literal and
moral;" and in the learned article on Noah in the same work, the
familiar text, Genesis vi. 3, "And the Lord said, My spirit shall
not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh," is quoted
as follows, from the original Hebrew: "And Jehovah said, My spirit
shall not forever rule [or be humbled] in men, seeing that they
are [or, in their error they are] but flesh." Here the original
text declares plainly the spiritual fact of being, even man's
eternal and harmonious existence as image, idea, instead of matter
(however transcendental such a thought appears), and avers that
this fact is not forever to be humbled by the belief that man is
flesh and matter, for according to that error man is mortal.
306:32 Chapter 10: Science of Being
(The serpent's whisper)
The parent of all human discord was the Adam-dream, the deep
sleep, in which originated the delusion that life and intelligence
proceeded from and passed into matter. This pantheistic error, or
so-called serpent, insists still upon the opposite of Truth,
saying, "Ye shall be as gods;" that is, I will make error as real
and eternal as Truth.