Christian Science Bible Lessons
MORTALS AND IMMORTALS.
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(Like evolving like)
Matter never produces mind. The immortal never produces the
mortal. Good cannot result in evil. As God Himself is good and
is Spirit, goodness and spirituality must be immortal. Their
opposites, evil and matter, are mortal error, and error has no
creator. If goodness and spirituality are real, evil and
materiality are unreal and cannot be the outcome of an infinite
476:9 Chapter 14: Recapitulation
Question 14. - What is man?
ADAM = That which is not the image and likeness of good, but a
material belief, opposed to the one Mind, or Spirit.
(Mortals are not immortals)
God is the Principle of man, and man is the idea of God. Hence
man is not mortal nor material. Mortals will disappear, and
immortals, or the children of God, will appear as the only and
eternal verities of man. Mortals are not fallen children of God.
They never had a perfect state of being, which may subsequently be
regained. They were, from the beginning of mortal history,
"conceived in sin and brought forth in iniquity." Mortality is
finally swallowed up in immortality. Sin, sickness, and death
must disappear to give place to the facts which belong to immortal
288:31 Chapter 10: Science of Being
The eternal Truth destroys what mortals seem to have learned
from error, and man's real existence as a child of God comes to
light. Truth demonstrated is eternal life. Mortal man can never
rise from the temporal debris of error, belief in sin, sickness,
and death, until he learns that God is the only Life. The belief
that life and sensation are in the body should be overcome by the
understanding of what constitutes man as the image of God. Then
Spirit will have overcome the flesh.