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Christian Science Bible Lessons

November 6,1898
MORTALS AND IMMORTALS.

- Section 4 -

 

Galatians 4:4,5
4 But when the fulness of the time
was come, God sent forth his Son, made
of a woman, made under the law,
5 To redeem them that were under
the law, that we might receive the
adoption of sons.

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II Corinthians 4:6,7,16,18
6 For God, who commanded the light
to shine out of darkness, hath shined
in our hearts, to give the light of
the knowledge of the glory of God in
the face of Jesus Christ.
7 But we have this treasure in
earthen vessels, that the excellency
of the power may be of God, and not
of us.
16 For which cause we faint not;
but though our outward man perish,
yet the inward man is renewed day by
day.
18 While we look not at the things
which are seen, but at the things
which are not seen: for the things
which are seen are temporal; but the
things which are not seen are
eternal.


496:9-27 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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Question 23. - How can I progress most rapidly in the
understanding of Christian Science? 

ADAM = Immortality's 'opposite, mortality.
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(Condition of progress)
We all must learn that Life is God. Ask yourself: Am I living
the life that approaches the supreme good? Am I demonstrating the
healing power of Truth and Love? If so, then the way will grow
brighter "unto the perfect day." Your fruits will prove what the
understanding of God brings to man. Hold perpetually this thought,
- that it is the spiritual idea, the Holy Ghost and Christ, which
enables you to demonstrate, with scientific certainty, the rule of
healing, based upon its divine Principle, Love, underlying,
overlying, and encompassing all true being.
(Triumph over death)
"The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law,"
- the law of mortal belief, at war with the facts of immortal
Life, even with the spiritual law which says to the grave, "Where
is thy victory?" But "when this corruptible shall have put on
incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then
shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is
swallowed up in victory."


76:22 Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism

 

Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism
The love of the good and beautiful, and their immortality. 

Seeking and Finding.

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What the Beloved knew and taught, 
Science repeats, 
Through understanding, dearly sought, 
With fierce heart-beats;  

Adorable One.

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(Immaterial pleasure)
The sinless joy, - the perfect harmony and immortality of Life,
possessing unlimited divine beauty and goodness without a single
bodily pleasure or pain, - constitutes the only veritable,
indestructible man, whose being is spiritual. This state of
existence is scientific and intact, - a perfection discernible
only by those who have the final understanding of Christ in divine
Science. Death can never hasten this state of existence, for
death must be overcome, not submitted to, before immortality
appears.


428:22 Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice

 

Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice
Divine Science understood and acknowledged. 

Christian Unity (1) 

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For Christian Science brings to view
The great I Am,-
Omniscient power,- gleaming through
Mind, mother, man. 

And Love is reflected in love. 

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(The present immortality)
The great spiritual fact must be brought out that man is, not
shall be, perfect and immortal. We must hold forever the
consciousness of existence, and sooner or later, through Christ
and Christian Science, we must master sin and death. The evidence
of man's immortality will become more apparent, as material
beliefs are given up and the immortal facts of being are admitted.


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