Christian Science Bible Lessons
SOUL AND BODY.
- Section 3 -
(Sin destroyed through suffering)
"Fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell,"
said Jesus. A careful study of this text shows that here the word
soul means a false sense or material consciousness.
481:32-12 Chapter 14: Recapitulation
Question 16. - Does brain think, and do nerves feel, and is
there intelligence in matter?
ADAM = A product of nothing as the mimicry of something.
(Sense and pure Soul)
When reading the Scriptures, the substitution of the word
sense for soul gives the exact meaning in a majority of cases.
Human thought has adulterated the meaning of the word soul
through the hypothesis that soul is both an evil and a good
intelligence, resident in matter. The proper use of the word
soul can always be gained by substituting the word God, where
the deific meaning is required. In other cases, use the word
sense, and you will have the scientific signification. As used
in Christian Science, Soul is properly the synonym of Spirit, or
God; but out of Science, soul is identical with sense, with
215:4 Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth
(Real being never lost)
If Spirit, Soul, could sin or be lost, then being and
immortality would be lost, together with all the faculties of Mind;
but being cannot be lost while God exists. Soul and matter are at
variance from the very necessity of their opposite natures.
Mortals are unacquainted with the reality of existence, because
matter and mortality do not reflect the facts of Spirit.
285:15 Chapter 10: Science of Being
Is God a physical personality? Spirit is not physical. The
belief that a material body is man is a false conception of man.
The time has come for a finite conception of the infinite and of a
material body as the seat of Mind to give place to a diviner sense
of intelligence and its manifestations, - to the better
understanding that Science gives of the Supreme Being, or divine
Principle, and idea.