Christian Science Bible Lessons
IS THE UNIVERSE, INCLUDING MAN,
- Section 4 -
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
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.
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
(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
471:18 Chapter 14: Recapitulation
Question 10. - What is Mind?
ADAM = Nothingness.
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
277:29 Chapter 10: Science of Being
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.