Christian Science Bible Lessons
MORTALS AND IMMORTALS.
- Section 4 -
Question 23. - How can I progress most rapidly in the
understanding of Christian Science?
ADAM = Immortality's 'opposite, mortality.
(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
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
428:22 Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice
(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.