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Christian Science Bible Lessons

November 20,1898
ANCIENT AND MODERN NECROMANCY,

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Isaiah 47:1,10,12-14
1 Come down, and sit in the dust,
O virgin daughter of Babylon, sit on
the ground: there is no throne, O
daughter of the Chaldeans: for thou
shalt no more be called tender and
delicate.
10 #For thou hast trusted in thy
wickedness: thou hast said, None
seeth me. Thy wisdom and thy
knowledge, it hath perverted thee;
and thou hast said in thine heart, I
am, and none else beside me.
12 Stand now with thine
enchantments, and with the multitude
of thy sorceries, wherein thou hast
laboured from thy youth; if so be
thou shalt be able to profit, if so
be thou mayest prevail.
13 Thou art wearied in the
multitude of thy counsels. Let now
the astrologers, the stargazers, the
monthly prognosticators, stand up,
and save thee from these things that
shall come upon thee.
14 Behold, they shall be as
stubble; the fire shall burn them;
they shall not deliver themselves
from the power of the flame: there
shall not be a coal to warm at, nor
fire to sit before it.

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Exodus 7:8-12
8 #And the Lord spake unto Moses
and unto Aaron, saying,
9 When Pharaoh shall speak unto
you, saying, Shew a miracle for you:
then thou shalt say unto Aaron, Take
thy rod, and cast it before Pharaoh,
and it shall become a serpent.
10 #And Moses and Aaron went in
unto Pharaoh, and they did so as the
Lord had commanded: and Aaron cast
down his rod before Pharaoh, and
before his servants, and it became a
serpent.
11 Then Pharaoh also called the
wise men and the sorcerers: now the
magicians of Egypt, they also did in
like manner with their enchantments.
12 For they cast down every man his
rod, and they became serpents: but
Aaron's rod swallowed up their rods.


121:7 Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine

 

Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine
The rights of woman acknowledged
morally, civilly, and socially. 

Christmas Eve (2)

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For heaven's Christus, earthly Eves, 
By Adam bid, 
Make merriment on Christmas eves, 
O'er babe and crib. 

Thy kingdom is come,
 Thou art ever-present.

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(Perennial beauty)
The Chaldean Wisemen read in the stars the fate of empires and
the fortunes of men. Though no higher revelation than the
horoscope was to them displayed upon the empyrean, earth and
heaven were bright, and bird and blossom were glad in God's
perennial and happy sunshine, golden with Truth. So we have
goodness and beauty to gladden the heart; but man, left to the
hypotheses of material sense unexplained by Science, is as the
wandering comet or the desolate star - "a weary searcher for a
viewless home."


185:6 Chapter 7: Physiology

 

Chapter 7: Physiology
The rights of woman acknowledged
morally, civilly, and socially.

Christmas Morn

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Yet wherefore signalize the birth 
Of him ne'er born? 
What can rehearse the glorious worth 
Of his high morn? 

Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

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(A so-called mind-cure)
No system of hygiene but Christian Science is purely mental.
Before this book was published, other books were in circulation,
which discussed "mental medicine" and "mind-cure," operating
through the power of the earth's magnetic currents to regulate
life and health. Such theories and such systems of so-called
mind-cure, which have sprung up, are as material as the prevailing
systems of medicine. They have their birth in mortal mind, which
puts forth a human conception in the name of Science to match the
divine Science of immortal Mind, even as the necromancers of Egypt
strove to emulate the wonders wrought by Moses. Such theories have
no relationship to Christian Science, which rests on the
conception of God as the only Life, substance, and intelligence,
and excludes the human mind as a spiritual factor in the healing
work.


82:31-9 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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(Impossible intercommunion)
In a world of sin and sensuality hastening to a greater
development of power, it is wise earnestly to consider whether it
is the human mind or the divine Mind which is influencing one.
What the prophets of Jehovah did, the worshippers of Baal failed
to do; yet artifice and delusion claimed that they could equal the
work of wisdom.
Science only can explain the incredible good and evil elements
now coming to the surface. Mortals must find refuge in Truth in
order to escape the error of these latter days.

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