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December 18,1898
IS THE UNIVERSE, INCLUDING MAN,

- Section 4 -

 

Job 36:5,19,22,23
5 Behold, God is mighty, and
despiseth not any: he is mighty in
strength and wisdom.
19 Will he esteem thy riches? no,
not gold, nor all the forces of
strength.
22 Behold, God exalteth by his
power: who teacheth like him?
23 Who hath enjoined him his way?
or who can say, Thou hast wrought
iniquity?
Job 23:13
13 But he is in one mind, and who
can turn him? and what his soul
desireth, even that he doeth.

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Romans 13:1,2
1 Let every soul be subject unto
the higher powers. For there is no
power but of God: the powers that be
are ordained of God.
2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the
power, resisteth the ordinance of
God: and they that resist shall
receive to themselves damnation.


119:1 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.

Cardinal point 3 - Column 2 - Extended



(Unescapable dilemma)
When we endow matter with vague spiritual power, - that is, when
we do so in our theories, for of course we cannot really endow
matter with what it does not and cannot possess, - we disown the
Almighty, for such theories lead to one of two things. They either
presuppose the self-evolution and self-government of matter, or
else they assume that matter is the product of Spirit. To seize
the first horn of this dilemma and consider matter as a power in
and of itself, is to leave the creator out of His own universe;
while to grasp the other horn of the dilemma and regard God as the
creator of matter, is not only to make Him responsible for all
disasters, physical and moral, but to announce Him as their source,
thereby making Him guilty of maintaining perpetual misrule in the
form and under the name of natural law.


484:11-15 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.

Cardinal point 3 - Column 4 - Extended


Question 18. - Does Christian Science, or metaphysical healing, 
include medication, material hygiene, mesmerism,
hypnotism, theosophy, or spiritualism?
 
ADAM = A so-called man, whose origin, substance, and mind
are found to be the antipode of God, or Spirit.
 
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(Mindless methods)
What are termed natural science and material laws are the
objective states of mortal mind. The physical universe expresses
the conscious and unconscious thoughts of mortals. Physical force
and mortal mind are one.


124:20-31 Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine

 

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

Christmas Eve (2)

oooo
oooo
o+oo
oooo
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.

Cardinal point 3 - Column 2 - Extended



(All force mental)
Adhesion, cohesion, and attraction are properties of Mind. They
belong to divine Principle, and support the equipoise of that
thought-force, which launched the earth in its orbit and said to
the proud wave, "Thus far and no farther."
Spirit is the life, substance, and continuity of all things. We
tread on forces. Withdraw them, and creation must collapse.
Human knowledge calls them forces of matter; but divine Science
declares that they belong wholly to divine Mind, are inherent in
this Mind, and so restores them to their rightful home and
classification.


471:18 Chapter 14: Recapitulation

 

Chapter 14: Recapitulation
Divine Science encompassing the universe and man;...  

Truth versus error

oooo
oooo
ooo+
oooo
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.

Cardinal point 3 - Column 4 - Extended


Question 10. - What is Mind? 
ADAM = Nothingness.
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(Celestial evidence)
God is infinite, therefore ever present, and there is no other
power nor presence. Hence the spirituality of the universe is the
only fact of creation. "Let God be true, but every [material] man
a liar."


277:29 Chapter 10: Science of Being

 

Chapter 10: Science of Being
Divine Science understood and acknowledged.  

I thank Thee O Father,...

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oo+o
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Thus olden faith's pale star now blends 
In seven-hued white! 
Life, without birth and without end, 
Emitting light! 

Give us grace for to-day;
feed the famished affections. 

Cardinal point 3 - Column 3 - Extended



(Material error)
Nothing we can say or believe regarding matter is immortal, for
matter is temporal and is therefore a mortal phenomenon, a human
concept, sometimes beautiful, always erroneous.

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