Christian Science Bible Lessons
MORTALS AND IMMORTALS.
- Section 3 -
Man reflects God; mankind represents the Adamic race, and is a
human, not a divine, creation.
521:26 Chapter 15: Genesis
(The story of error)
The second chapter of Genesis contains a statement of this
material view of God and the universe, a statement which is the
exact opposite of scientific truth as before recorded. The
history of error or matter, if veritable, would set aside the
omnipotence of Spirit; but it is the false history in
contradistinction to the true.
505:29 Chapter 15: Genesis
The mortal, erring, and finite are human beliefs, which
apportion to themselves a task impossible for them, that of
distinguishing between the false and the true. Objects utterly
unlike the original do not reflect that original. Therefore
matter, not being the reflection of Spirit, has no real entity.
Understanding is a quality of God, a quality which separates
Christian Science from supposition and makes Truth final.
526:8-15 Chapter 15: Genesis
(Contradicting first creation)
Belief is less than understanding. Belief involves theories of
material hearing, sight, touch, taste, and smell, termed the five
senses. The appetites and passions, sin, sickness, and death,
follow in the train of this error of a belief in intelligent
(Record of error)
The first mention of evil is in the legendary Scriptural text in
the second chapter of Genesis.
279:6 Chapter 10: Science of Being
The doom of matter establishes the conclusion that matter,
slime, or protoplasm never originated in the immortal Mind, and is
therefore not eternal. Matter is neither created by Mind nor for
the manifestation and support of Mind.
338:27 Chapter 10: Science of Being - [PLATFORM]
(-29- Adam not ideal man)
Jehovah declared the ground was accursed; and from this ground,
or matter, sprang Adam, notwithstanding God had blessed the earth
"for man's sake." From this it follows that Adam was not the ideal
man for whom the earth was blessed. The ideal man was revealed in
due time, and was known as Christ Jesus.