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January 1,1899

Subject: 01

GOD.

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-- Golden Text --

Acts 17:23

    23 For as I passed by, and beheld
your devotions, I found an altar with
this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD.
Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship,
him declare I unto you.


Responsive Reading


I John 4:12-21

    12 No man hath seen God at any
time. If we love one another, God
dwelleth in us, and his love is
perfected in us.

    13 Hereby know we that we dwell in
him, and he in us, because he hath
given us of his Spirit.

    14 And we have seen and do testify
that the Father sent the Son to be the
Saviour of the world.

    15 Whosoever shall confess that
Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth
in him, and he in God.

    16 And we have known and believed
the love that God hath to us. God is
love; and he that dwelleth in love
dwelleth in God, and God in him.

    17 Herein is our love made perfect,
that we may have boldness in the day
of judgment: because as he is, so are
we in this world.

    18 There is no fear in love; but
perfect love casteth out fear:
because fear hath torment. He that
feareth is not made perfect in love.

    19 We love him, because he first
loved us.

    20 If a man say, I love God, and
hateth his brother, he is a liar: for
he that loveth not his brother whom
he hath seen, how can he love God
whom he hath not seen?

    21 And this commandment have we
from him, That he who loveth God love
his brother also.


Section 1


Isaiah 46:5,6

    5 #To whom will ye liken me, and
make me equal, and compare me, that
we may be like?

    6 They lavish gold out of the bag,
and weigh silver in the balance, and
hire a goldsmith; and he maketh it a
god: they fall down, yea, they
worship.

***
Psalm 115:4-8

    4 Their idols are silver and gold,
the work of men's hands.

    5 They have mouths, but they speak
not: eyes have they, but they see not:


    6 They have ears, but they hear
not: noses have they, but they smell
not:

    7 They have hands, but they handle
not: feet have they, but they walk
not: neither speak they through their
throat.

    8 They that make them are like unto
them; so is every one that trusteth
in them.
Psalm 50:21

    21 These things hast thou done, and
I kept silence; thou thoughtest that
I was altogether such an one as
thyself: but I will reprove thee, and
set them in order before thine eyes.

***
I Corinthians 8:5,6

    5 For though there be that are
called gods, whether in heaven or in
earth, (as there be gods many, and
lords many,)

    6 But to us there is but one God,
the Father, of whom are all things,
and we in him; and one Lord Jesus
Christ, by whom are all things, and
we by him.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 140:23


    (Anthropomorphism)
    The Jewish tribal Jehovah was a man-projected God, liable to wrath, repentance, and human changeableness. The Christian Science God is universal, eternal, divine Love, which changeth not and causeth no evil, disease, nor death. It is indeed mournfully true that the older Scripture is reversed. In the beginning God created man in His, God's, image; but mortals would procreate man, and make God in their own human image. What is the god of a mortal, but a mortal magnified?

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 133:29-1

    (Priestly learning)
    The Jewish conception of God, as Yawah, Jehovah, or only a mighty hero and king, has not quite given place to the true knowledge of God. Creeds and rituals have not cleansed their hands of rabbinical lore.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 255:11


    (Finite views of Deity)
    Mortal man has made a covenant with his eyes to belittle Deity with human conceptions. In league with material sense, mortals take limited views of all things. That God is corporeal or material, no man should affirm.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 94:12


    (Scientific man)
    The eastern empires and nations owe their false government to the misconceptions of Deity there prevalent. Tyranny, intolerance, and bloodshed, wherever found, arise from the belief that the infinite is formed after the pattern of mortal personality, passion, and impulse.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 336:32-1

  (- MORTAL MIND - That which neither exists in Science nor can be recognized by the spiritual sense)


    (-25- Man reflects the perfect God)
    XXV. God is individual and personal in a scientific sense, but not in any anthropomorphic sense.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 257:32-3


    (Infinite physique impossible)
    Finite man cannot be the image and likeness of the infinite God. A mortal, corporeal, or finite conception of God cannot embrace the glories of limitless, incorporeal Life and Love.


Section 2


John 1:18

    18 No man hath seen God at any
time; the only begotten Son, which is
in the bosom of the Father, he hath
declared him.

***
I Timothy 6:16

    16 Who only hath immortality,
dwelling in the light which no man
can approach unto; whom no man hath
seen, nor can see: to whom be honour
and power everlasting. Amen.

***
I John 4:12,20

    12 No man hath seen God at any
time. If we love one another, God
dwelleth in us, and his love is
perfected in us.

    20 If a man say, I love God, and
hateth his brother, he is a liar: for
he that loveth not his brother whom
he hath seen, how can he love God
whom he hath not seen?

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 330:13-15

  (- MORTAL MIND - Mythology)


    (-1- The deific supremacy) Eye hath neither seen God nor His image and likeness. Neither God nor the perfect man can be discerned by the material senses.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 280:9

    (The things of God are beautiful)
    Finite belief can never do justice to Truth in any direction. Finite belief limits all things, and would compress Mind, which is infinite, beneath a skull bone. Such belief can neither apprehend nor worship the infinite; and to accommodate its finite sense of the divisibility of Soul and substance, it seeks to divide the one Spirit into persons and souls.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 284:15-23

    (Material recognition impossible)
    Can Deity be known through the material senses? Can the material senses, which receive no direct evidence of Spirit, give correct testimony as to spiritual life, truth, and love?
    The answer to all these questions must forever be in the negative.
    (Our physical insensibility to Spirit)
    The physical senses can obtain no proof of God. They can neither see Spirit through the eye nor hear it through the ear, nor can they feel, taste, or smell Spirit.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 212:29-1


    (No miracles in Mind-methods)
    The realities of being, its normal action, and the origin of all things are unseen to mortal sense; whereas the unreal and imitative movements of mortal belief, which would reverse the immortal modus and action, are styled the real.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 481:7-9

(16) Question: Does brain think, and do nerves feel, and is there intelligence in matter?
ADAM = A product of nothing as the mimicry of something.
Topic: Doctrine of Atonement


    (The fruit forbidden)
    Material sense never helps mortals to understand Spirit, God. Through spiritual sense only, man comprehends and loves Deity.


Section 3


I Corinthians 2:12-16

    12 Now we have received, not the
spirit of the world, but the spirit
which is of God; that we might know
the things that are freely given to
us of God.

    13 Which things also we speak, not
in the words which man's wisdom
teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost
teacheth; comparing spiritual things
with spiritual.

    14 But the natural man receiveth
not the things of the Spirit of God:
for they are foolishness unto him:
neither can he know them, because
they are spiritually discerned.

    15 But he that is spiritual judgeth
all things, yet he himself is judged
of no man.

    16 For who hath known the mind of
the Lord, that he may instruct him?
But we have the mind of Christ.

***
John 15:15

    15 Henceforth I call you not
servants; for the servant knoweth not
what his lord doeth: but I have
called you friends; for all things
that I have heard of my Father I have
made known unto you.
John 17:25

    25 O righteous Father, the world
hath not known thee: but I have known
thee, and these have known that thou
hast sent me.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 298:13-15,22


    (Truth's witness)
    Spiritual sense, contradicting the material senses, involves intuition, hope, faith, understanding, fruition, reality.
    Spiritual ideas lead up to their divine origin, God, and to the spiritual sense of being.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 209:31


    (Spiritual translation)
    Spiritual sense is a conscious, constant capacity to understand God. It shows the superiority of faith by works over faith in words. Its ideas are expressed only in "new tongues;" and these are interpreted by the translation of the spiritual original into the language which human thought can comprehend.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 275:10-12,25


    (Divine synonyms)
    To grasp the reality and order of being in its Science, you must begin by reckoning God as the divine Principle of all that really is.
    (The divine completeness)
    Our material human theories are destitute of Science. The true understanding of God is spiritual. It robs the grave of victory. It destroys the false evidence that misleads thought and points to other gods, or other so-called powers, such as matter, disease, sin, and death, superior or contrary to the one Spirit.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 99:23


    (Key to the kingdom)
    The calm, strong currents of true spirituality, the manifestations of which are health, purity, and self-immolation, must deepen human experience, until the beliefs of material existence are seen to be a bald imposition, and sin, disease, and death give everlasting place to the scientific demonstration of divine Spirit and to God's spiritual, perfect man.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 284:28-32


    (Our physical insensibility to Spirit)
    According to Christian Science, the only real senses of man are spiritual, emanating from divine Mind. Thought passes from God to man, but neither sensation nor report goes from material body to Mind. The intercommunication is always from God to His idea, man.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 203:13


    (Our belief and understanding)
    Spiritual perception brings out the possibilities of being, destroys reliance on aught but God, and so makes man the image of his Maker in deed and in truth.


Section 4


John 4:24

    24 God is a Spirit: and they that
worship him must worship him in
spirit and in truth.

***
II Corinthians 3:5,6,17,18

    5 Not that we are sufficient of
ourselves to think any thing as of
ourselves; but our sufficiency is of
God;

    6 Who also hath made us able
ministers of the new testament; not
of the letter, but of the spirit: for
the letter killeth, but the spirit
giveth life.

    17 Now the Lord is that Spirit: and
where the Spirit of the Lord is,
there is liberty.

    18 But we all, with open face
beholding as in a glass the glory of
the Lord, are changed into the same
image from glory to glory, even as by
the Spirit of the Lord.

***
Acts 17:22,23

    22 #Then Paul stood in the midst of
Mars' hill, and said, Ye men of
Athens, I perceive that in all things
ye are too superstitious.

    23 For as I passed by, and beheld
your devotions, I found an altar with
this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD.
Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship,
him declare I unto you.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 465:8-14

(01) Question: What is God?
ADAM = Error.
Topic: God


    Question. - What is God?
    Answer. - God is incorporeal, divine, supreme, infinite Mind, Spirit, Soul, Principle, Life, Truth, Love.



    Question. - Are these terms synonymous?
    Answer. - They are. They refer to one absolute God. They are also intended to express the nature, essence, and wholeness of Deity.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 330:19

  (- MORTAL MIND - Mythology)


    (-2- The deific definitions)
    II. God is what the Scriptures declare Him to be, - Life, Truth, Love. Spirit is divine Principle, and divine Principle is Love, and Love is Mind, and Mind is not both good and bad, for God is Mind; therefore there is in reality one Mind only, because there is one God.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 331:11-13

  (- MORTAL MIND - Nothing claiming to be something, for Mind is immortal)

    (-5- Allness of Spirit)
    V. The Scriptures imply that God is All-in-all. From this it follows that nothing possesses reality nor existence except the divine Mind and His ideas.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 256:9-18


    (Tritheism impossible)
    The theory of three persons in one God (that is, a personal Trinity or Tri-unity) suggests polytheism, rather than the one ever-present I AM. "Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God is one Lord."


    (No divine corporeality)
    The everlasting I AM is not bounded nor compressed within the narrow limits of physical humanity, nor can He be understood aright through mortal concepts. The precise form of God must be of small importance in comparison with the sublime question, What is infinite Mind or divine Love?

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 331:20-24

  (- MORTAL MIND - Error creating other errors)


    (-6- The universal cause)
    He is all-inclusive, and is reflected by all that is real and eternal and by nothing else. He fills all space, and it is impossible to conceive of such omnipresence and individuality except as infinite Spirit or Mind.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 335:25-28

  (- MORTAL MIND - Material senses)

    (-20- The one divine Mind)
    XX. Mind is the divine Principle, Love, and can produce nothing unlike the eternal Father-Mother, God. Reality is spiritual, harmonious, immutable, immortal, divine, eternal.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 336:1,14

  (- MORTAL MIND - Idolatry)

    (-21- The divine Ego)
    Mind is the I AM, or infinity. Mind never enters the finite. Intelligence never passes into non-intelligence, or matter. Good never enters into evil, the unlimited into the limited, the eternal into the temporal, nor the immortal into mortality. The divine Ego, or individuality, is reflected in all spiritual individuality from the infinitesimal to the infinite.
    (-22- The real manhood)
    The spiritual man's consciousness and individuality are reflections of God. They are the emanations of Him who is Life, Truth, and Love. Immortal man is not and never was material, but always spiritual and eternal.


Section 5


John 1:1,2,10

    1 In the beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with God, and the
Word was God.

    2 The same was in the beginning
with God.

    10 He was in the world, and the
world was made by him, and the world
knew him not.

***
Psalm 33:6-9

    6 By the word of the Lord were the
heavens made; and all the host of them
by the breath of his mouth.

    7 He gathereth the waters of the
sea together as an heap: he layeth up
the depth in storehouses.

    8 Let all the earth fear the Lord:
let all the inhabitants of the world
stand in awe of him.

    9 For he spake, and it was done; he
commanded, and it stood fast.

***
Genesis 1:31

    31 And God saw every thing that he
had made, and, behold, it was very
good. And the evening and the morning
were the sixth day.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 331:18-20

  (- MORTAL MIND - Mythology)


    (-6- The universal cause)
    VI. God is individual, incorporeal. He is divine Principle, Love, the universal cause, the only creator, and there is no other self-existence.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 256:32


    (Limitless Mind)
    Infinite Mind is the creator, and creation is the infinite image or idea emanating from this Mind. If Mind is within and without all things, then all is Mind; and this definition is scientific.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 264:3-7

    (Mind's true camera)
    The crude creations of mortal thought must finally give place to the glorious forms which we sometimes behold in the camera of divine Mind, when the mental picture is spiritual and eternal.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 507:24-25


    (Ever-appearing creation)
    Infinite Mind creates and governs all, from the mental molecule to infinity.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 508:2

    But the seed is in itself, only as the divine Mind is All and reproduces all - as Mind is the multiplier, and Mind's infinite idea, man and the universe, is the product. The only intelligence or substance of a thought, a seed, or a flower is God, the creator of it. Mind is the Soul of all. Mind is Life, Truth, and Love which governs all.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 520:16-30

    (Growth is from Mind)
    Genesis ii. 4, 5. These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the Lord God [Jehovah] made the earth and the heavens, and every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the Lord God [Jehovah] had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground.



    Here is the emphatic declaration that God creates all through Mind, not through matter, - that the plant grows, not because of seed or soil, but because growth is the eternal mandate of Mind. Mortal thought drops into the ground, but the immortal creating thought is from above, not from beneath. Because Mind makes all, there is nothing left to be made by a lower power.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 143:26-31


    (Impossible coalescence)
    Mind is the grand creator, and there can be no power except that which is derived from Mind. If Mind was first chronologically, is first potentially, and must be first eternally, then give to Mind the glory, honor, dominion, and power everlastingly due its holy name.


Section 6


Genesis 1:26,27

    26 #And God said, Let us make man
in our image, after our likeness: and
let them have dominion over the fish
of the sea, and over the fowl of the
air, and over the cattle, and over
all the earth, and over every
creeping thing that creepeth upon the
earth.

    27 So God created man in his own
image, in the image of God created he
him; male and female created he them.

***
John 16:26-28

    26 At that day ye shall ask in my
name: and I say not unto you, that I
will pray the Father for you:

    27 For the Father himself loveth
you, because ye have loved me, and
have believed that I came out from
God.

    28 I came forth from the Father,
and am come into the world: again, I
leave the world, and go to the
Father.

***
Matthew 23:9

    9 And call no man your father upon
the earth: for one is your Father,
which is in heaven.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 31:4


    (Fleshly ties temporal)
    Jesus acknowledged no ties of the flesh. He said: "Call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven." Again he asked: "Who is my mother, and who are my brethren," implying that it is they who do the will of his Father. We have no record of his calling any man by the name of father. He recognized Spirit, God, as the only creator, and therefore as the Father of all.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 516:24-29


    (Ideal man and woman)
    Genesis i. 27. So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them.



    To emphasize this momentous thought, it is repeated that God made man in His own image, to reflect the divine Spirit.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 525:12-16

    (Definitions of man) The following translation is from the Icelandic:-



    (No baneful creation)
    And God said, Let us make man after our mind and our likeness; and God shaped man after His mind; after God's mind shaped He him; and He shaped them male and female.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 256:6


    (No material creation)
    Mind, not matter, is the creator. Love, the divine Principle, is the Father and Mother of the universe, including man.

Subheadings in this lesson

01 1 - Anthropomorphism
01 1 - Priestly learning
01 1 - Finite views of Deity
01 1 - Scientific man
01 1 - -25- Man reflects the perfect God
01 1 - Infinite physique impossible
01 2 - -1- The deific supremacy
01 2 - The things of God are beautiful
01 2 - Material recognition impossible
01 2 - Our physical insensibility to Spirit
01 2 - No miracles in Mind-methods
01 2 - The fruit forbidden
01 3 - Truth's witness
01 3 - Spiritual translation
01 3 - Divine synonyms
01 3 - The divine completeness
01 3 - Key to the kingdom
01 3 - Our physical insensibility to Spirit
01 3 - Our belief and understanding
01 4 - -2- The deific definitions
01 4 - -5- Allness of Spirit
01 4 - Tritheism impossible
01 4 - No divine corporeality
01 4 - -6- The universal cause
01 4 - -20- The one divine Mind
01 4 - -21- The divine Ego
01 4 - -22- The real manhood
01 5 - -6- The universal cause
01 5 - Limitless Mind
01 5 - Mind's true camera
01 5 - Ever-appearing creation
01 5 - Growth is from Mind
01 5 - Impossible coalescence
01 6 - Fleshly ties temporal
01 6 - Ideal man and woman
01 6 - Definitions of man
01 6 - No baneful creation
01 6 - No material creation


June 11, 1899

Subject: 02

SACRAMENT.

oo1o



-- Golden Text --

Hebrews 7:19

    19 For the law made nothing
perfect, but the bringing in of a
better hope did; by the which we draw
nigh unto God.


Responsive Reading


Colossians 1:9-20

    9 For this cause we also, since the
day we heard it, do not cease to pray
for you, and to desire that ye might
be filled with the knowledge of his
will in all wisdom and spiritual
understanding;

    10 That ye might walk worthy of the
Lord unto all pleasing, being
fruitful in every good work, and
increasing in the knowledge of God;

    11 Strengthened with all might,
according to his glorious power, unto
all patience and longsuffering with
joyfulness;

    12 Giving thanks unto the Father,
which hath made us meet to be
partakers of the inheritance of the
saints in light:

    13 Who hath delivered us from the
power of darkness, and hath
translated us into the kingdom of his
dear Son:

    14 In whom we have redemption
through his blood, even the
forgiveness of sins:

    15 Who is the image of the
invisible God, the firstborn of every
creature:

    16 For by him were all things
created, that are in heaven, and that
are in earth, visible and invisible,
whether they be thrones, or
dominions, or principalities, or
powers: all things were created by
him, and for him:

    17 And he is before all things, and
by him all things consist.

    18 And he is the head of the body,
the church: who is the beginning, the
firstborn from the dead; that in all
things he might have the preeminence.


    19 For it pleased the Father that
in him should all fulness dwell;

    20 And, having made peace through
the blood of his cross, by him to
reconcile all things unto himself; by
him, I say, whether they be things in
earth, or things in heaven.


Section 1


Exodus 12:1,5,8,11,14

    1 And the Lord spake unto Moses
and Aaron in the land of Egypt,
saying,

    5 Your lamb shall be without
blemish, a male of the first year: ye
shall take it out from the sheep, or
from the goats:

    8 And they shall eat the flesh in
that night, roast with fire, and
unleavened bread; and with bitter
herbs they shall eat it.

    11 #And thus shall ye eat it; with
your loins girded, your shoes on your
feet, and your staff in your hand;
and ye shall eat it in haste: it is
the Lord's passover.

    14 And this day shall be unto you
for a memorial; and ye shall keep it
a feast to the Lord throughout your
generations; ye shall keep it a feast
by an ordinance for ever.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 200:4


    (Homer and Moses)
    Moses advanced a nation to the worship of God in Spirit instead of matter, and illustrated the grand human capacities of being bestowed by immortal Mind.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 333:16

  (- MORTAL MIND - A belief that life, substance, and intelligence are in and of matter)


    (-13- The divine Principle and idea)
    XIII. The advent of Jesus of Nazareth marked the first century of the Christian era, but the Christ is without beginning of years or end of days. Throughout all generations both before and after the Christian era, the Christ, as the spiritual idea, - the reflection of God, - has come with some measure of power and grace to all prepared to receive Christ, Truth. Abraham, Jacob, Moses, and the prophets caught glorious glimpses of the Messiah, or Christ, which baptized these seers in the divine nature, the essence of Love. The divine image, idea, or Christ was, is, and ever will be inseparable from the divine Principle, God. Jesus referred to this unity of his spiritual identity thus: "Before Abraham was, I am;" "I and my Father are one;" "My Father is greater than I." The one Spirit includes all identities.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 559:23


    (Truth's volume)
    When you approach nearer and nearer to this divine Principle, when you eat the divine body of this Principle, - thus partaking of the nature, or primal elements, of Truth and Love, - do not be surprised nor discontented because you must share the hemlock cup and eat the bitter herbs; for the Israelites of old at the Paschal meal thus prefigured this perilous passage out of bondage into the El Dorado of faith and hope.


Section 2


Hebrews 10:1,5,9

    1 For the law having a shadow of
good things to come, and not the very
image of the things, can never with
those sacrifices which they offered
year by year continually make the
comers thereunto perfect.

    5 Wherefore when he cometh into the
world, he saith, Sacrifice and
offering thou wouldest not, but a
body hast thou prepared me:

    9 Then said he, Lo, I come to do
thy will, O God. He taketh away the
first, that he may establish the
second.
Hebrews 7:19

    19 For the law made nothing
perfect, but the bringing in of a
better hope did; by the which we draw
nigh unto God.
Hebrews 8:7,8,13

    7 For if that first covenant had
been faultless, then should no place
have been sought for the second.

    8 For finding fault with them, he
saith, Behold, the days come, saith
the Lord, when I will make a new
covenant with the house of Israel and
with the house of Judah:

    13 In that he saith, A new
covenant, he hath made the first old.
Now that which decayeth and waxeth
old is ready to vanish away.
Hebrews 9:13,14

    13 For if the blood of bulls and of
goats, and the ashes of an heifer
sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth
to the purifying of the flesh:

    14 How much more shall the blood of
Christ, who through the eternal
Spirit offered himself without spot
to God, purge your conscience from
dead works to serve the living God?

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 133:19


    (Judaism antipathetic)
    Judaism was the antithesis of Christianity, because Judaism engendered the limited form of a national or tribal religion. It was a finite and material system, carried out in special theories concerning God, man, sanitary methods, and a religious cultus. That he made "himself equal with God," was one of the Jewish accusations against him who planted Christianity on the foundation of Spirit, who taught as he was inspired by the Father and would recognize no life, intelligence, nor substance outside of God.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 334:10-30

  (- MORTAL MIND - The belief that life has a beginning and therefore an end)


    (-15- The Son's duality)
    XV. The invisible Christ was imperceptible to the so-called personal senses, whereas Jesus appeared as a bodily existence. This dual personality of the unseen and the seen, the spiritual and material, the eternal Christ and the corporeal Jesus manifest in flesh, continued until the Master's ascension, when the human, material concept, or Jesus, disappeared, while the spiritual self, or Christ, continues to exist in the eternal order of divine Science, taking away the sins of the world, as the Christ has always done, even before the human Jesus was incarnate to mortal eyes.
    (-16- Eternity of the Christ)
    XVI. This was "the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world," - slain, that is, according to the testimony of the corporeal senses, but undying in the deific Mind. The Revelator represents the Son of man as saying (Revelation i. 17, 18): "I am the first and the last: I am he that liveth, and was dead [not understood]; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, [Science has explained me]." This is a mystical statement of the eternity of the Christ, and is also a reference to the human sense of Jesus crucified.


Section 3


Matthew 26:17-20,26-29

    17 #Now the first day of the feast
of unleavened bread the disciples came
to Jesus, saying unto him, Where wilt
thou that we prepare for thee to eat
the passover?

    18 And he said, Go into the city to
such a man, and say unto him, The
Master saith, My time is at hand; I
will keep the passover at thy house
with my disciples.

    19 And the disciples did as Jesus
had appointed them; and they made
ready the passover.

    20 Now when the even was come, he
sat down with the twelve.

    26 #And as they were eating, Jesus
took bread, and blessed it, and brake
it, and gave it to the disciples, and
said, Take, eat; this is my body.

    27 And he took the cup, and gave
thanks, and gave it to them, saying,
Drink ye all of it;

    28 For this is my blood of the new
testament, which is shed for many for
the remission of sins.

    29 But I say unto you, I will not
drink henceforth of this fruit of the
vine, until that day when I drink it
new with you in my Father's kingdom.

***
John 6:51,53,55

    51 I am the living bread which came
down from heaven: if any man eat of
this bread, he shall live for ever:
and the bread that I will give is my
flesh, which I will give for the life
of the world.

    53 Then Jesus said unto them,
Verily, verily, I say unto you,
Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of
man, and drink his blood, ye have no
life in you.

    55 For my flesh is meat indeed, and
my blood is drink indeed.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 32:20-12


    (Spiritual refreshment)
    The true sense is spiritually lost, if the sacrament is confined to the use of bread and wine. The disciples had eaten, yet Jesus prayed and gave them bread. This would have been foolish in a literal sense; but in its spiritual signification, it was natural and beautiful. Jesus prayed; he withdrew from the material senses to refresh his heart with brighter, with spiritual views.
    (Jesus' sad repast)
    The Passover, which Jesus ate with his disciples in the month Nisan on the night before his crucifixion, was a mournful occasion, a sad supper taken at the close of day, in the twilight of a glorious career with shadows fast falling around; and this supper closed forever Jesus' ritualism or concessions to matter.
    (Heavenly supplies)
    His followers, sorrowful and silent, anticipating the hour of their Master's betrayal, partook of the heavenly manna, which of old had fed in the wilderness the persecuted followers of Truth. Their bread indeed came down from heaven. It was the great truth of spiritual being, healing the sick and casting out error. Their Master had explained it all before, and now this bread was feeding and sustaining them. They had borne this bread from house to house, breaking (explaining) it to others, and now it comforted themselves.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 25:3

    (True flesh and blood)
    The spiritual essence of blood is sacrifice. The efficacy of Jesus' spiritual offering is infinitely greater than can be expressed by our sense of human blood. The material blood of Jesus was no more efficacious to cleanse from sin when it was shed upon "the accursed tree," than when it was flowing in his veins as he went daily about his Father's business. His true flesh and blood were his Life; and they truly eat his flesh and drink his blood, who partake of that divine Life.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 34:29-18

    (The last breakfast)
    What a contrast between our Lord's last supper and his last spiritual breakfast with his disciples in the bright morning hours at the joyful meeting on the shore of the Galilean Sea! His gloom had passed into glory, and his disciples' grief into repentance, - hearts chastened and pride rebuked. Convinced of the fruitlessness of their toil in the dark and wakened by their Master's voice, they changed their methods, turned away from material things, and cast their net on the right side. Discerning Christ, Truth, anew on the shore of time, they were enabled to rise somewhat from mortal sensuousness, or the burial of mind in matter, into newness of life as Spirit.
    This spiritual meeting with our Lord in the dawn of a new light is the morning meal which Christian Scientists commemorate. They bow before Christ, Truth, to receive more of his reappearing and silently to commune with the divine Principle, Love. They celebrate their Lord's victory over death, his probation in the flesh after death, its exemplification of human probation, and his spiritual and final ascension above matter, or the flesh, when he rose out of material sight.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 35:25

    (Spiritual Eucharist)
    Our Eucharist is spiritual communion with the one God. Our bread, "which cometh down from heaven," is Truth. Our cup is the cross. Our wine the inspiration of Love, the draught our Master drank and commended to his followers.


Section 4


I Corinthians 5:7,8

    7 Purge out therefore the old
leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as
ye are unleavened. For even Christ
our passover is sacrificed for us:

    8 Therefore let us keep the feast,
not with old leaven, neither with the
leaven of malice and wickedness; but
with the unleavened bread of
sincerity and truth.

***
John 1:17

    17 For the law was given by Moses,
but grace and truth came by Jesus
Christ.

***
II Corinthians 5:17

    17 Therefore if any man be in
Christ, he is a new creature: old
things are passed away; behold, all
things are become new.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 286:6-11


    (Salvation is through reform)
    The understanding of Truth gives full faith in Truth, and spiritual understanding is better than all burnt offerings.
    The Master said, "No man cometh unto the Father [the divine Principle of being] but by me," Christ, Life, Truth, Love; for Christ says, "I am the way."

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 31:12


    (Healing primary)
    First in the list of Christian duties, he taught his followers the healing power of Truth and Love. He attached no importance to dead ceremonies. It is the living Christ, the practical Truth, which makes Jesus "the resurrection and the life" to all who follow him in deed. Obeying his precious precepts, - following his demonstration so far as we apprehend it, - we drink of his cup, partake of his bread, are baptized with his purity; and at last we shall rest, sit down with him, in a full understanding of the divine Principle which triumphs over death. For what says Paul? "As often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do show the Lord's death till he come."


Section 5


Romans 12:1,2

    1 I beseech you therefore,
brethren, by the mercies of God, that
ye present your bodies a living
sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God,
which is your reasonable service.

    2 And be not conformed to this
world: but be ye transformed by the
renewing of your mind, that ye may
prove what is that good, and
acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

***
Micah 6:8

    8 He hath shewed thee, O man, what
is good; and what doth the Lord
require of thee, but to do justly,
and to love mercy, and to walk humbly
with thy God?

***
Psalm 51:17

    17 The sacrifices of God are a
broken spirit: a broken and a
contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not
despise.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 8:28-30


    (Searching the heart)
    We should examine ourselves and learn what is the affection and purpose of the heart, for in this way only can we learn what we honestly are.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 9:11

    (Summit of aspiration)
    If selfishness has given place to kindness, we shall regard our neighbor unselfishly, and bless them that curse us; but we shall never meet this great duty simply by asking that it may be done. There is a cross to be taken up before we can enjoy the fruition of our hope and faith.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 4:17-22

    (Watchfulness requisite)
    Simply asking that we may love God will never make us love Him; but the longing to be better and holier, expressed in daily watchfulness and in striving to assimilate more of the divine character, will mould and fashion us anew, until we awake in His likeness.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 21:1-5


    (Moral victory)
    If Truth is overcoming error in your daily walk and conversation, you can finally say, "I have fought a good fight . . . I have kept the faith," because you are a better man. This is having our part in the at-one-ment with Truth and Love.


Section 6


John 15:10

    10 If ye keep my commandments, ye
shall abide in my love; even as I
have kept my Father's commandments,
and abide in his love.

***
I Timothy 1:5

    5 Now the end of the commandment is
charity out of a pure heart, and of a
good conscience, and of faith
unfeigned:

***
Ephesians 3:13-19

    13 Wherefore I desire that ye faint
not at my tribulations for you, which
is your glory.

    14 For this cause I bow my knees
unto the Father of our Lord Jesus
Christ,

    15 Of whom the whole family in
heaven and earth is named,

    16 That he would grant you,
according to the riches of his glory,
to be strengthened with might by his
Spirit in the inner man;

    17 That Christ may dwell in your
hearts by faith; that ye, being
rooted and grounded in love,

    18 May be able to comprehend with
all saints what is the breadth, and
length, and depth, and height;

    19 And to know the love of Christ,
which passeth knowledge, that ye might
be filled with all the fulness of
God.

***
I John 4:12,13

    12 No man hath seen God at any
time. If we love one another, God
dwelleth in us, and his love is
perfected in us.

    13 Hereby know we that we dwell in
him, and he in us, because he hath
given us of his Spirit.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 241:19


    (Spirit transforms)
    The substance of all devotion is the reflection and demonstration of divine Love, healing sickness and destroying sin. Our Master said, "If ye love me, keep my commandments."

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 454:17-22


    (Love the incentive)
    Love for God and man is the true incentive in both healing and teaching. Love inspires, illumines, designates, and leads the way. Right motives give pinions to thought, and strength and freedom to speech and action. Love is priestess at the altar of Truth.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 26:1


    (Individual experience)
    While we adore Jesus, and the heart overflows with gratitude for what he did for mortals, - treading alone his loving pathway up to the throne of glory, in speechless agony exploring the way for us, - yet Jesus spares us not one individual experience, if we follow his commands faithfully; and all have the cup of sorrowful effort to drink in proportion to their demonstration of his love, till all are redeemed through divine Love.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 33:27-17

    (Incisive questions)
    Christians, are you drinking his cup? Have you shared the blood of the New Covenant, the persecutions which attend a new and higher understanding of God? If not, can you then say that you have commemorated Jesus in his cup? Are all who eat bread and drink wine in memory of Jesus willing truly to drink his cup, take his cross, and leave all for the Christ-principle? Then why ascribe this inspiration to a dead rite, instead of showing, by casting out error and making the body "holy, acceptable unto God," that Truth has come to the understanding? If Christ, Truth, has come to us in demonstration, no other commemoration is requisite, for demonstration is Immanuel, or God with us; and if a friend be with us, why need we memorials of that friend?
    (Millennial glory)
    If all who ever partook of the sacrament had really commemorated the sufferings of Jesus and drunk of his cup, they would have revolutionized the world. If all who seek his commemoration through material symbols will take up the cross, heal the sick, cast out evils, and preach Christ, or Truth, to the poor, - the receptive thought, - they will bring in the millennium.

Subheadings in this lesson

02 1 - Homer and Moses
02 1 - -13- The divine Principle and idea
02 1 - Truth's volume
02 2 - Judaism antipathetic
02 2 - -15- The Son's duality
02 2 - -16- Eternity of the Christ
02 3 - Spiritual refreshment
02 3 - Jesus' sad repast
02 3 - Heavenly supplies
02 3 - True flesh and blood
02 3 - The last breakfast
02 3 - Spiritual Eucharist
02 4 - Salvation is through reform
02 4 - Healing primary
02 5 - Searching the heart
02 5 - Summit of aspiration
02 5 - Watchfulness requisite
02 5 - Moral victory
02 6 - Spirit transforms
02 6 - Love the incentive
02 6 - Individual experience
02 6 - Incisive questions
02 6 - Millennial glory


January 8,1899

Subject: 03

LIFE.

o1oo



-- Golden Text --

Deuteronomy 30:11,20

    11 #For this commandment which I
command thee this day, it is not
hidden from thee, neither is it far
off.

    20 That thou mayest love the Lord
thy God, and that thou mayest obey
his voice, and that thou mayest
cleave unto him: for he is thy life,
and the length of thy days: that thou
mayest dwell in the land which the
Lord sware unto thy fathers, to
Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to
give them.


Responsive Reading


John 6:27,33-35,40,47-51,57,58,63

    27 Labour not for the meat which
perisheth, but for that meat which
endureth unto everlasting life, which
the Son of man shall give unto you:
for him hath God the Father sealed.

    33 For the bread of God is he which
cometh down from heaven, and giveth
life unto the world.

    34 Then said they unto him, Lord,
evermore give us this bread.

    35 And Jesus said unto them, I am
the bread of life: he that cometh to
me shall never hunger; and he that
believeth on me shall never thirst.

    40 And this is the will of him that
sent me, that every one which seeth
the Son, and believeth on him, may
have everlasting life: and I will
raise him up at the last day.

    47 Verily, verily, I say unto you,
He that believeth on me hath
everlasting life.

    48 I am that bread of life.

    49 Your fathers did eat manna in
the wilderness, and are dead.

    50 This is the bread which cometh
down from heaven, that a man may eat
thereof, and not die.

    51 I am the living bread which came
down from heaven: if any man eat of
this bread, he shall live for ever:
and the bread that I will give is my
flesh, which I will give for the life
of the world.

    57 As the living Father hath sent
me, and I live by the Father: so he
that eateth me, even he shall live by
me.

    58 This is that bread which came
down from heaven: not as your fathers
did eat manna, and are dead: he that
eateth of this bread shall live for
ever.

    63 It is the spirit that
quickeneth; the flesh profiteth
nothing: the words that I speak unto
you, they are spirit, and they are
life.


Section 1


Deuteronomy 30:11,20

    11 #For this commandment which I
command thee this day, it is not
hidden from thee, neither is it far
off.

    20 That thou mayest love the Lord
thy God, and that thou mayest obey
his voice, and that thou mayest
cleave unto him: for he is thy life,
and the length of thy days: that thou
mayest dwell in the land which the
Lord sware unto thy fathers, to
Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to
give them.

***
Psalm 42:8

    8 Yet the Lord will command his
lovingkindness in the daytime, and in
the night his song shall be with me,
and my prayer unto the God of my
life.
Psalm 36:7,9

    7 How excellent is thy
lovingkindness, O God! therefore the
children of men put their trust under
the shadow of thy wings.

    9 For with thee is the fountain of
life: in thy light shall we see light.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 468:25-6

(08) Question: What is Life?
ADAM = Dust to dust.
Topic: Mind


    (Eternity of Life)
    Question. - What is Life?
    Answer. - Life is divine Principle, Mind, Soul, Spirit. Life is without beginning and without end. Eternity, not time, expresses the thought of Life, and time is no part of eternity. One ceases in proportion as the other is recognized. Time is finite; eternity is forever infinite. Life is neither in nor of matter. What is termed matter is unknown to Spirit, which includes in itself all substance and is Life eternal. Matter is a human concept. Life is divine Mind. Life is not limited. Death and finiteness are unknown to Life. If Life ever had a beginning, it would also have an ending.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 289:1-4


    (The Christ-element)
    Truth demonstrated is eternal life. Mortal man can never rise from the temporal debris of error, belief in sin, sickness, and death, until he learns that God is the only Life.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 200:9


    (A mortal not man)
    Life is, always has been, and ever will be independent of matter; for Life is God, and man is the idea of God, not formed materially but spiritually, and not subject to decay and dust. The Psalmist said: "Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of Thy hands. Thou hast put all things under his feet."


Section 2


Proverbs 12:28

    28 In the way of righteousness is
life: and in the pathway thereof
there is no death.

***
John 5:24-26

    24 Verily, verily, I say unto you,
He that heareth my word, and believeth
on him that sent me, hath everlasting
life, and shall not come into
condemnation; but is passed from
death unto life.

    25 Verily, verily, I say unto you,
The hour is coming, and now is, when
the dead shall hear the voice of the
Son of God: and they that hear shall
live.

    26 For as the Father hath life in
himself; so hath he given to the Son
to have life in himself;

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 205:7-12


    (Creation perfect)
    When will the error of believing that there is life in matter, and that sin, sickness, and death are creations of God, be unmasked? When will it be understood that matter has neither intelligence, life, nor sensation, and that the opposite belief is the prolific source of all suffering?

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 550:15


    (Stages of existence)
    Error of thought is reflected in error of action. The continual contemplation of existence as material and corporeal - as beginning and ending, and with birth, decay, and dissolution as its component stages - hides the true and spiritual Life, and causes our standard to trail in the dust. If Life has any starting-point whatsoever, then the great I AM is a myth. If Life is God, as the Scriptures imply, then Life is not embryonic, it is infinite. An egg is an impossible enclosure for Deity.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 552:13-19

    (Emergence of mortals)
    Human experience in mortal life, which starts from an egg, corresponds with that of Job, when he says, "Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble." Mortals must emerge from this notion of material life as all-in-all. They must peck open their shells with Christian Science, and look outward and upward.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 289:21,31


    (Death but an illusion)
    The belief that matter has life results, by the universal law of mortal mind, in a belief in death. So man, tree, and flower are supposed to die; but the fact remains, that God's universe is spiritual and immortal.
    (Spiritual offspring)
    Man is not the offspring of flesh, but of Spirit, - of Life, not of matter. Because Life is God, Life must be eternal, self-existent. Life is the everlasting I AM, the Being who was and is and shall be, whom nothing can erase.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 258:25


    (Individual permanency)
    Mortals have a very imperfect sense of the spiritual man and of the infinite range of his thought. To him belongs eternal Life. Never born and never dying, it were impossible for man, under the government of God in eternal Science, to fall from his high estate.


Section 3


II Timothy 1:7,9,10

    7 For God hath not given us the
spirit of fear; but of power, and of
love, and of a sound mind.

    9 Who hath saved us, and called us
with an holy calling, not according to
our works, but according to his own
purpose and grace, which was given us
in Christ Jesus before the world
began,

    10 But is now made manifest by the
appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ,
who hath abolished death, and hath
brought life and immortality to light
through the gospel:

***
John 8:12,51

    12 #Then spake Jesus again unto
them, saying, I am the light of the
world: he that followeth me shall not
walk in darkness, but shall have the
light of life.

    51 Verily, verily, I say unto you,
If a man keep my saying, he shall
never see death.

584:9-16 Chapter 17: Glossary
(DEATH)

    DEATH. An illusion, the lie of life in matter; the unreal and untrue; the opposite of Life.
    Matter has no life, hence it has no real existence. Mind is immortal. The flesh, warring against Spirit; that which frets itself free from one belief only to be fettered by another, until every belief of life where Life is not yields to eternal Life. Any material evidence of death is false, for it contradicts the spiritual facts of being.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 39:13


    (A belief suicidal) The Bible calls death an enemy, and Jesus overcame death and the grave instead of yielding to them. He was "the way." To him, therefore, death was not the threshold over which he must pass into living glory.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 203:31


    (Suicide and sin)
    God, divine good, does not kill a man in order to give him eternal Life, for God alone is man's life. God is at once the centre and circumference of being. It is evil that dies; good dies not.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 75:12


    (Raising the dead)
    Jesus said of Lazarus: "Our friend Lazarus sleepeth; but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep." Jesus restored Lazarus by the understanding that Lazarus had never died, not by an admission that his body had died and then lived again. Had Jesus believed that Lazarus had lived or died in his body, the Master would have stood on the same plane of belief as those who buried the body, and he could not have resuscitated it.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 42:6


    (A belief in death)
    Death will be found at length to be a mortal dream, which comes in darkness and disappears with the light.


Section 4


Hebrews 10:38

    38 Now the just shall live by
faith: but if any man draw back, my
soul shall have no pleasure in him.

***
Deuteronomy 32:45-47

    45 And Moses made an end of
speaking all these words to all
Israel:

    46 And he said unto them, Set your
hearts unto all the words which I
testify among you this day, which ye
shall command your children to
observe to do, all the words of this
law.

    47 For it is not a vain thing for
you; because it is your life: and
through this thing ye shall prolong
your days in the land, whither ye go
over Jordan to possess it.

***
Proverbs 3:13,18

    13 #Happy is the man that findeth
wisdom, and the man that getteth
understanding.

    18 She is a tree of life to them
that lay hold upon her: and happy is
every one that retaineth her.

***
Romans 8:10

    10 And if Christ be in you, the
body is dead because of sin; but the
Spirit is life because of
righteousness.

***
Revelation 22:1,2

    1 And he shewed me a pure river of
water of life, clear as crystal,
proceeding out of the throne of God
and of the Lamb.

    2 In the midst of the street of it,
and on either side of the river, was
there the tree of life, which bare
twelve manner of fruits, and yielded
her fruit every month: and the leaves
of the tree were for the healing of
the nations.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 167:6,26-27


    (Health from reliance on spirituality) We apprehend Life in divine Science only as we live above corporeal sense and correct it. Our proportionate admission of the claims of good or of evil determines the harmony of our existence, - our health, our longevity, and our Christianity.
    (Halfway success)
    The scientific government of the body must be attained through the divine Mind.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 283:24


    (Spiritual structure)
    The divine Principle, or Life, cannot be practically demonstrated in length of days, as it was by the patriarchs, unless its Science be accurately stated. We must receive the divine Principle in the understanding, and live it in daily life; and unless we so do, we can no more demonstrate Science, than we can teach and illustrate geometry by calling a curve a straight line or a straight line a sphere.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 487:3-6

(19) Question: Is materiality the concomitant of spirituality, and is material sense a necessary preliminary to the understanding and expression of Spirit?
ADAM = An inverted image of Spirit.
Topic: Adam and Fallen Man


    (Exercise of Mind faculties)
    Life is deathless. Life is the origin and ultimate of man, never attainable through death, but gained by walking in the pathway of Truth both before and after that which is called death.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 322:3-7


    (Standpoints changed)
    When understanding changes the standpoints of life and intelligence from a material to a spiritual basis, we shall gain the reality of Life, the control of Soul over sense, and we shall perceive Christianity, or Truth, in its divine Principle.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 337:16

  (- MORTAL MIND - Sin)

    (-26- Purity the path to perfection)
    In proportion to his purity is man perfect; and perfection is the order of celestial being which demonstrates Life in Christ, Life's spiritual ideal.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 410:4-9


    (Life eternal and present)
    "This is life eternal," says Jesus, - is, not shall be; and then he defines everlasting life as a present knowledge of his Father and of himself, - the knowledge of Love, Truth, and Life. "This is life eternal, that they might know Thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom Thou hast sent."


Section 5


Colossians 3:4

    4 When Christ, who is our life,
shall appear, then shall ye also
appear with him in glory.

***
John 11:21,25,26

    21 Then said Martha unto Jesus,
Lord, if thou hadst been here, my
brother had not died.

    25 Jesus said unto her, I am the
resurrection, and the life: he that
believeth in me, though he were dead,
yet shall he live:

    26 And whosoever liveth and
believeth in me shall never die.
Believest thou this?
John 14:19

    19 Yet a little while, and the
world seeth me no more; but ye see
me: because I live, ye shall live
also.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 27:10-21


    (Living temple)
    That Life is God, Jesus proved by his reappearance after the crucifixion in strict accordance with his scientific statement: "Destroy this temple [body], and in three days I [Spirit] will raise it up." It is as if he had said: The I - the Life, substance, and intelligence of the universe - is not in matter to be destroyed.
    Jesus' parables explain Life as never mingling with sin and death. He laid the axe of Science at the root of material knowledge, that it might be ready to cut down the false doctrine of pantheism, - that God, or Life, is in or of matter.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 19:29-1

    (Jesus' sinless career)
    Jesus urged the commandment, "Thou shalt have no other gods before me," which may be rendered: Thou shalt have no belief of Life as mortal; thou shalt not know evil, for there is one Life, - even God, good.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 25:13-16

    (Effective triumph)
    Jesus taught the way of Life by demonstration, that we may understand how this divine Principle heals the sick, casts out error, and triumphs over death.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 51:12

    (Life-power indestructible)
    Jesus could give his temporal life into his enemies' hands; but when his earth-mission was accomplished, his spiritual life, indestructible and eternal, was found forever the same. He knew that matter had no life and that real Life is God; therefore he could no more be separated from his spiritual Life than God could be extinguished.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 244:7


    (Deformity and perfection)
    If we were to derive all our conceptions of man from what is seen between the cradle and the grave, happiness and goodness would have no abiding-place in man, and the worms would rob him of the flesh; but Paul writes: "The law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death."


Section 6


I John 1:1-3

    1 That which was from the
beginning, which we have heard, which
we have seen with our eyes, which we
have looked upon, and our hands have
handled, of the Word of life;

    2 (For the life was manifested, and
we have seen it, and bear witness,
and shew unto you that eternal life,
which was with the Father, and was
manifested unto us;)

    3 That which we have seen and heard
declare we unto you, that ye also may
have fellowship with us: and truly
our fellowship is with the Father,
and with his Son Jesus Christ.
I John 5:11-13,20

    11 And this is the record, that God
hath given to us eternal life, and
this life is in his Son.

    12 He that hath the Son hath life;
and he that hath not the Son of God
hath not life.

    13 These things have I written unto
you that believe on the name of the
Son of God; that ye may know that ye
have eternal life, and that ye may
believe on the name of the Son of
God.

    20 And we know that the Son of God
is come, and hath given us an
understanding, that we may know him
that is true, and we are in him that
is true, even in his Son Jesus
Christ. This is the true God, and
eternal life.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 497:20

(24) Question: Have Christian Scientists any religious creed?
ADAM = That of which wisdom saith, "Thou shalt surely die."
Topic: Christian Science


    ( - Tenets -)
    5. We acknowledge that the crucifixion of Jesus and his resurrection served to uplift faith to understand eternal Life, even the allness of Soul, Spirit, and the nothingness of matter.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 249:6,18-19


    (Renewed selfhood) Let us feel the divine energy of Spirit, bringing us into newness of life and recognizing no mortal nor material power as able to destroy. Let us rejoice that we are subject to the divine "powers that be." Such is the true Science of being. Any other theory of Life, or God, is delusive and mythological.
    (Illusive dreams)
    Life is, like Christ, "the same yesterday, and to-day, and forever."

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 355:9


    (Practical arguments)
    As for sin and disease, Christian Science says, in the language of the Master, "Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead." Let discord of every name and nature be heard no more, and let the harmonious and true sense of Life and being take possession of human consciousness.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 428:30-4


    (Careful guidance)
    The author has healed hopeless organic disease, and raised the dying to life and health through the understanding of God as the only Life. It is a sin to believe that aught can overpower omnipotent and eternal Life, and this Life must be brought to light by the understanding that there is no death, as well as by other graces of Spirit.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 496:9-13

(23) Question: How can I progress most rapidly in the understanding of Christian Science?
ADAM = Immortality's opposite, mortality.
Topic: Is the Universe, Including Man Evolved by Atomic Force?


    (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."

Subheadings in this lesson

03 1 - Eternity of Life
03 1 - The Christ-element
03 1 - A mortal not man
03 2 - Creation perfect
03 2 - Stages of existence
03 2 - Emergence of mortals
03 2 - Death but an illusion
03 2 - Spiritual offspring
03 2 - Individual permanency
03 3 - A belief suicidal
03 3 - Suicide and sin
03 3 - Raising the dead
03 3 - A belief in death
03 4 - Health from reliance on spirituality
03 4 - Halfway success
03 4 - Spiritual structure
03 4 - Exercise of Mind faculties
03 4 - Standpoints changed
03 4 - -26- Purity the path to perfection
03 4 - Life eternal and present
03 5 - Living temple
03 5 - Jesus' sinless career
03 5 - Effective triumph
03 5 - Life-power indestructible
03 5 - Deformity and perfection
03 6 - - Tenets -
03 6 - Renewed selfhood
03 6 - Illusive dreams
03 6 - Practical arguments
03 6 - Careful guidance
03 6 - Condition of progress


January 15,1899

Subject: 04

TRUTH.

1ooo



-- Golden Text --

John 1:17

    17 For the law was given by Moses,
but grace and truth came by Jesus
Christ.


Responsive Reading


Psalm 119:129,130,140-142,151,152,159,160

    129 Thy testimonies are wonderful:
therefore doth my soul keep them.

    130 The entrance of thy words
giveth light; it giveth understanding
unto the simple.

    140 Thy word is very pure:
therefore thy servant loveth it.

    141 I am small and despised: yet do
not I forget thy precepts.

    142 Thy righteousness is an
everlasting righteousness, and thy
law is the truth.

    151 Thou art near, O Lord; and all
thy commandments are truth.

    152 Concerning thy testimonies, I
have known of old that thou hast
founded them for ever.

    159 Consider how I love thy
precepts: quicken me, O Lord,
according to thy lovingkindness.

    160 Thy word is true from the
beginning: and every one of thy
righteous judgments endureth for
ever.


Section 1


Deuteronomy 32:1,3,4

    1 Give ear, O ye heavens, and I
will speak; and hear, O earth, the
words of my mouth.

    3 Because I will publish the name
of the Lord: ascribe ye greatness
unto our God.

    4 He is the Rock, his work is
perfect: for all his ways are
judgment: a God of truth and without
iniquity, just and right is he.

***
Psalm 117:1,2

    1 O praise the Lord, all ye
nations: praise him, all ye people.

    2 For his merciful kindness is
great toward us: and the truth of the
Lord endureth for ever. Praise ye the
Lord.
Psalm 33:4,5

    4 For the word of the Lord is
right; and all his works are done in
truth.

    5 He loveth righteousness and
judgment: the earth is full of the
goodness of the Lord.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 282:26


    (Opposite symbols)
    Truth is the intelligence of immortal Mind. Error is the so-called intelligence of mortal mind.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 111:11


    (Optical illustration of Science)
    The Principle of divine metaphysics is God; the practice of divine metaphysics is the utilization of the power of Truth over error; its rules demonstrate its Science. Divine metaphysics reverses perverted and physical hypotheses as to Deity, even as the explanation of optics rejects the incidental or inverted image and shows what this inverted image is meant to represent.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 180:25


    (Wrong and right way)
    When man is governed by God, the ever-present Mind who understands all things, man knows that with God all things are possible. The only way to this living Truth, which heals the sick, is found in the Science of divine Mind as taught and demonstrated by Christ Jesus.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 214:32


    (The senses of Soul)
    Spirit's senses are without pain, and they are forever at peace. Nothing can hide from them the harmony of all things and the might and permanence of Truth.


Section 2


James 1:17,18

    17 Every good gift and every
perfect gift is from above, and
cometh down from the Father of
lights, with whom is no variableness,
neither shadow of turning.

    18 Of his own will begat he us with
the word of truth, that we should be
a kind of firstfruits of his
creatures.

***
Psalm 15:1,2

    1 Lord, who shall abide in thy
tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy
holy hill?

    2 He that walketh uprightly, and
worketh righteousness, and speaketh
the truth in his heart.

***
Proverbs 16:6

    6 By mercy and truth iniquity is
purged: and by the fear of the Lord
men depart from evil.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 243:25


    (Annihilation of error)
    Truth has no consciousness of error. Love has no sense of hatred. Life has no partnership with death. Truth, Life, and Love are a law of annihilation to everything unlike themselves, because they declare nothing except God.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 142:4


    (Two claims omitted)
    Anciently the followers of Christ, or Truth, measured Christianity by its power over sickness, sin, and death; but modern religions generally omit all but one of these powers, - the power over sin. We must seek the undivided garment, the whole Christ, as our first proof of Christianity, for Christ, Truth, alone can furnish us with absolute evidence.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 275:31


    (The divine completeness)
    Truth, spiritually discerned, is scientifically understood. It casts out error and heals the sick.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 495:1

(22b) Question: ...and show how it is to be healed?
ADAM = The usurper of Spirit's creation, called self-creative matter.
Topic: God the Preserver of Man


    (Followers of Jesus) God will heal the sick through man, whenever man is governed by God. Truth casts out error now as surely as it did nineteen centuries ago. All of Truth is not understood; hence its healing power is not fully demonstrated.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 146:23


    (Christian Science as old as God)
    Divine Science derives its sanction from the Bible, and the divine origin of Science is demonstrated through the holy influence of Truth in healing sickness and sin. This healing power of Truth must have been far anterior to the period in which Jesus lived. It is as ancient as "the Ancient of days." It lives through all Life, and extends throughout all space.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 183:26


    (Belief and understanding)
    Truth casts out all evils and materialistic methods with the actual spiritual law, - the law which gives sight to the blind, hearing to the deaf, voice to the dumb, feet to the lame. If Christian Science dishonors human belief, it honors spiritual understanding; and the one Mind only is entitled to honor.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 184:12

    Truth, Life, and Love are the only legitimate and eternal demands on man, and they are spiritual lawgivers, enforcing obedience through divine statutes.


Section 3


Romans 1:18,25

    18 For the wrath of God is revealed
from heaven against all ungodliness
and unrighteousness of men, who hold
the truth in unrighteousness;

    25 Who changed the truth of God
into a lie, and worshipped and served
the creature more than the Creator,
who is blessed for ever. Amen.
Romans 2:2

    2 But we are sure that the judgment
of God is according to truth against
them which commit such things.

***
II Thessalonians 2:7-10

    7 For the mystery of iniquity doth
already work: only he who now letteth
will let, until he be taken out of
the way.

    8 And then shall that Wicked be
revealed, whom the Lord shall consume
with the spirit of his mouth, and
shall destroy with the brightness of
his coming:

    9 Even him, whose coming is after
the working of Satan with all power
and signs and lying wonders,

    10 And with all deceivableness of
unrighteousness in them that perish;
because they received not the love of
the truth, that they might be saved.

***
Hebrews 10:26,27

    26 For if we sin wilfully after
that we have received the knowledge
of the truth, there remaineth no more
sacrifice for sins,

    27 But a certain fearful looking
for of judgment and fiery
indignation, which shall devour the
adversaries.

***
Proverbs 14:22

    22 Do they not err that devise
evil? but mercy and truth shall be to
them that devise good.

***
II Corinthians 13:8

    8 For we can do nothing against the
truth, but for the truth.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 139:28


    (Opponents benefited)
    Atheism, pantheism, theosophy, and agnosticism are opposed to Christian Science, as they are to ordinary religion; ;but it does not follow that the profane or atheistic invalid cannot be healed by Christian Science. The moral condition of such a man demands the remedy of Truth more than it is needed in most cases; and Science is more than usually effectual in the treatment of moral ailments.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 129:11

    (Antagonistic theories)
    Pantheism may be defined as a belief in the intelligence of matter, - a belief which Science overthrows. In those days there will be "great tribulation such as was not since the beginning of the world;" and earth will echo the cry, "Art thou [Truth] come hither to torment us before the time?" Animal magnetism, hypnotism, spiritualism, theosophy, agnosticism, pantheism, and infidelity are antagonistic to true being and fatal to its demonstration; and so are some other systems.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 114:1

    (Definition of mortal mind)
    Usage classes both evil and good together as mind; therefore, to be understood, the author calls sick and sinful humanity mortal mind, - meaning by this term the flesh opposed to Spirit, the human mind and evil in contradistinction to the divine Mind, or Truth and good. The spiritually unscientific definition of mind is based on the evidence of the physical senses, which makes minds many and calls mind both human and divine.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 210:19


    (Mind not mortal)
    The expression mortal mind is really a solecism, for Mind is immortal, and Truth pierces the error of mortality as a sunbeam penetrates the cloud. Because, in obedience to the immutable law of Spirit, this so-called mind is self-destructive, I name it mortal. Error soweth the wind and reapeth the whirlwind.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 185:22,32


    (Jesus and hypnotism)
    Jesus cast out evil and healed the sick, not only without drugs, but without hypnotism, which is the reverse of ethical and pathological Truth-power.
    (False stimulus)
    A patient under the influence of mortal mind is healed only by removing the influence on him of this mind, by emptying his thought of the false stimulus and reaction of will-power and filling it with the divine energies of Truth.


Section 4


Isaiah 42:1-4

    1 Behold my servant, whom I
uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul
delighteth; I have put my spirit upon
him: he shall bring forth judgment to
the Gentiles.

    2 He shall not cry, nor lift up,
nor cause his voice to be heard in
the street.

    3 A bruised reed shall he not
break, and the smoking flax shall he
not quench: he shall bring forth
judgment unto truth.

    4 He shall not fail nor be
discouraged, till he have set
judgment in the earth: and the isles
shall wait for his law.

***
John 1:14,17

    14 And the Word was made flesh, and
dwelt among us, (and we beheld his
glory, the glory as of the only
begotten of the Father,) full of
grace and truth.

    17 For the law was given by Moses,
but grace and truth came by Jesus
Christ.
John 18:37

    37 Pilate therefore said unto him,
Art thou a king then? Jesus answered,
Thou sayest that I am a king. To this
end was I born, and for this cause
came I into the world, that I should
bear witness unto the truth. Every
one that is of the truth heareth my
voice.
John 14:6,7

    6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the
way, the truth, and the life: no man
cometh unto the Father, but by me.

    7 If ye had known me, ye should
have known my Father also: and from
henceforth ye know him, and have seen
him.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 473:10-15

(13) Question: Is there no sin?
ADAM = The opposite of Spirit and His creations.
Topic: Reality


    (Christ the ideal Truth)
    Christ is the ideal Truth, that comes to heal sickness and sin through Christian Science, and attributes all power to God. Jesus is the name of the man who, more than all other men, has presented Christ, the true idea of God, healing the sick and the sinning and destroying the power of death.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 192:27-29


    (The one real power)
    We walk in the footsteps of Truth and Love by following the example of our Master in the understanding of divine metaphysics.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 230:1


    (Sickness from mortal mind)
    If sickness is real, it belongs to immortality; if true, it is a part of Truth. Would you attempt with drugs, or without, to destroy a quality or condition of Truth? But if sickness and sin are illusions, the awakening from this mortal dream, or illusion, will bring us into health, holiness, and immortality. This awakening is the forever coming of Christ, the advanced appearing of Truth, which casts out error and heals the sick. This is the salvation which comes through God, the divine Principle, Love, as demonstrated by Jesus.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 171:4


    (Paradise regained)
    Through discernment of the spiritual opposite of materiality, even the way through Christ, Truth, man will reopen with the key of divine Science the gates of Paradise which human beliefs have closed, and will find himself unfallen, upright, pure, and free, not needing to consult almanacs for the probabilities either of his life or of the weather, not needing to study brainology to learn how much of a man he is.


Section 5


John 8:40,44-47

    40 But now ye seek to kill me, a
man that hath told you the truth,
which I have heard of God: this did
not Abraham.

    44 Ye are of your father the devil,
and the lusts of your father ye will
do. He was a murderer from the
beginning, and abode not in the
truth, because there is no truth in
him. When he speaketh a lie, he
speaketh of his own: for he is a
liar, and the father of it.

    45 And because I tell you the
truth, ye believe me not.

    46 Which of you convinceth me of
sin? And if I say the truth, why do
ye not believe me?

    47 He that is of God heareth God's
words: ye therefore hear them not,
because ye are not of God.

***
I John 5:5,6

    5 Who is he that overcometh the
world, but he that believeth that
Jesus is the Son of God?

    6 This is he that came by water and
blood, even Jesus Christ; not by
water only, but by water and blood.
And it is the Spirit that beareth
witness, because the Spirit is truth.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 331:26-27

  (- MORTAL MIND - Error creating other errors)


    (-7- Divine trinity)
    VII. Life, Truth, and Love constitute the triune Person called God, - that is, the triply divine Principle, Love.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 332:19

  (- MORTAL MIND - The opposite of Spirit, and therefore the opposite of God, or good)

    (-10- Holy Ghost or Comforter)
    X. Jesus demonstrated Christ; he proved that Christ is the divine idea of God - the Holy Ghost, or Comforter, revealing the divine Principle, Love, and leading into all truth.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 224:11


    (Sectarianism and opposition)
    In the record of nineteen centuries, there are sects many but not enough Christianity. Centuries ago religionists were ready to hail an anthropomorphic God, and array His vicegerent with pomp and splendor; but this was not the manner of truth's appearing. Of old the cross was truth's central sign, and it is to-day. The modern lash is less material than the Roman scourge, but it is equally as cutting. Cold disdain, stubborn resistance, opposition from church, state laws, and the press, are still the harbingers of truth's full-orbed appearing.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 223:25-32

    (Heralds of Science)
    Peals that should startle the slumbering thought from its erroneous dream are partially unheeded; but the last trump has not sounded, or this would not be so. Marvels, calamities, and sin will much more abound as truth urges upon mortals its resisted claims; but the awful daring of sin destroys sin, and foreshadows the triumph of truth. God will overturn, until "He come whose right it is."


Section 6


John 8:31,32

    31 Then said Jesus to those Jews
which believed on him, If ye continue
in my word, then are ye my disciples
indeed;

    32 And ye shall know the truth, and
the truth shall make you free.
John 14:15-17

    15 If ye love me, keep my
commandments.

    16 And I will pray the Father, and
he shall give you another Comforter,
that he may abide with you for ever;

    17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom
the world cannot receive, because it
seeth him not, neither knoweth him:
but ye know him; for he dwelleth with
you, and shall be in you.
John 16:12,13

    12 I have yet many things to say
unto you, but ye cannot bear them
now.

    13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of
truth, is come, he will guide you
into all truth: for he shall not
speak of himself; but whatsoever he
shall hear, that shall he speak: and
he will shew you things to come.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 224:28


    (Mental emancipation)
    Truth brings the elements of liberty. On its banner is the Soul-inspired motto, "Slavery is abolished." The power of God brings deliverance to the captive. No power can withstand divine Love. What is this supposed power, which opposes itself to God? Whence cometh it? What is it that binds man with iron shackles to sin, sickness, and death? Whatever enslaves man is opposed to the divine government. Truth makes man free.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 226:18-2

    (Cramping systems) Human codes, scholastic theology, material medicine and hygiene, fetter faith and spiritual understanding. Divine Science rends asunder these fetters, and man's birthright of sole allegiance to his Maker asserts itself.
    I saw before me the sick, wearing out years of servitude to an unreal master in the belief that the body governed them, rather than Mind.
    (House of bondage)
    The lame, the deaf, the dumb, the blind, the sick, the sensual, the sinner, I wished to save from the slavery of their own beliefs and from the educational systems of the Pharaohs, who to-day, as of yore, hold the children of Israel in bondage. I saw before me the awful conflict, the Red Sea and the wilderness; ;but I pressed on through faith in God, trusting Truth, the strong deliverer, to guide me into the land of Christian Science, where fetters fall and the rights of man are fully known and acknowledged.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 127:26


    (No physical science)
    Science is an emanation of divine Mind, and is alone able to interpret God aright. It has a spiritual, and not a material origin. It is a divine utterance, - the Comforter which leadeth into all truth.

Subheadings in this lesson

04 1 - Opposite symbols
04 1 - Optical illustration of Science
04 1 - Wrong and right way
04 1 - The senses of Soul
04 2 - Annihilation of error
04 2 - Two claims omitted
04 2 - The divine completeness
04 2 - Followers of Jesus
04 2 - Christian Science as old as God
04 2 - Belief and understanding
04 3 - Opponents benefited
04 3 - Antagonistic theories
04 3 - Definition of mortal mind
04 3 - Mind not mortal
04 3 - Jesus and hypnotism
04 3 - False stimulus
04 4 - Christ the ideal Truth
04 4 - The one real power
04 4 - Sickness from mortal mind
04 4 - Paradise regained
04 5 - -7- Divine trinity
04 5 - -10- Holy Ghost or Comforter
04 5 - Sectarianism and opposition
04 5 - Heralds of Science
04 6 - Mental emancipation
04 6 - Cramping systems
04 6 - House of bondage
04 6 - No physical science


January 22,1899

Subject: 05

LOVE.

ooo1



-- Golden Text --

I John 4:16

    16 And we have known and believed
the love that God hath to us. God is
love; and he that dwelleth in love
dwelleth in God, and God in him.


Responsive Reading


I John 3:1-3,11,17-23

    1 Behold, what manner of love the
Father hath bestowed upon us, that we
should be called the sons of God:
therefore the world knoweth us not,
because it knew him not.

    2 Beloved, now are we the sons of
God, and it doth not yet appear what
we shall be: but we know that, when
he shall appear, we shall be like
him; for we shall see him as he is.

    3 And every man that hath this hope
in him purifieth himself, even as he
is pure.

    11 For this is the message that ye
heard from the beginning, that we
should love one another.

    17 But whoso hath this world's
good, and seeth his brother have
need, and shutteth up his bowels of
compassion from him, how dwelleth the
love of God in him?

    18 My little children, let us not
love in word, neither in tongue; but
in deed and in truth.

    19 And hereby we know that we are
of the truth, and shall assure our
hearts before him.

    20 For if our heart condemn us, God
is greater than our heart, and
knoweth all things.

    21 Beloved, if our heart condemn us
not, then have we confidence toward
God.

    22 And whatsoever we ask, we
receive of him, because we keep his
commandments, and do those things
that are pleasing in his sight.

    23 And this is his commandment,
That we should believe on the name of
his Son Jesus Christ, and love one
another, as he gave us commandment.


Section 1


Jeremiah 31:3

    3 The Lord hath appeared of old
unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved
thee with an everlasting love:
therefore with lovingkindness have I
drawn thee.

***
Isaiah 51:16

    16 And I have put my words in thy
mouth, and I have covered thee in the
shadow of mine hand, that I may plant
the heavens, and lay the foundations
of the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou
art my people.
Isaiah 57:15

    15 For thus saith the high and
lofty One that inhabiteth eternity,
whose name is Holy; I dwell in the
high and holy place, with him also
that is of a contrite and humble
spirit, to revive the spirit of the
humble, and to revive the heart of
the contrite ones.
Isaiah 54:10,14

    10 For the mountains shall depart,
and the hills be removed; but my
kindness shall not depart from thee,
neither shall the covenant of my
peace be removed, saith the Lord that
hath mercy on thee.

    14 In righteousness shalt thou be
established: thou shalt be far from
oppression; for thou shalt not fear:
and from terror; for it shall not
come near thee.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 330:19-20

  (- MORTAL MIND - Mythology)


    (-2- The deific definitions)
    II. God is what the Scriptures declare Him to be, - Life, Truth, Love.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 319:21-1

    (Scriptures misinterpreted)
    The divine Science taught in the original language of the Bible came through inspiration, and needs inspiration to be understood. Hence the misapprehension of the spiritual meaning of the Bible, and the misinterpretation of the Word in some instances by uninspired writers, who only wrote down what an inspired teacher had said. A misplaced word changes the sense and misstates the Science of the Scriptures, as, for instance, to name Love as merely an attribute of God; but we can by special and proper capitalization speak of the love of Love, meaning by that what the beloved disciple meant in one of his epistles, when he said, "God is love."

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 183:4


    (No material law)
    To suppose that God constitutes laws of inharmony is a mistake; discords have no support from nature or divine law, however much is said to the contrary.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 205:22-3


    (Redemption from selfishness)
    When we realize that there is one Mind, the divine law of loving our neighbor as ourselves is unfolded; whereas a belief in many ruling minds hinders man's normal drift towards the one Mind, one God, and leads human thought into opposite channels where selfishness reigns.
    Selfishness tips the beam of human existence towards the side of error, not towards Truth. Denial of the oneness of Mind throws our weight into the scale, not of Spirit, God, good, but of matter.
    When we fully understand our relation to the Divine, we can have no other Mind but His, - no other Love, wisdom, or Truth, no other sense of Life, and no consciousness of the existence of matter or error.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 215:19

    (Light and darkness) So sin and sorrow, disease and death, are the suppositional absence of Life, God, and flee as phantoms of error before truth and love.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 2:23(only)


    (God's standard)
    God is Love.


Section 2


Isaiah 63:1

    1 Who is this that cometh from
Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah?
this that is glorious in his apparel,
travelling in the greatness of his
strength? I that speak in
righteousness, mighty to save.

***
Matthew 12:18,20,21

    18 Behold my servant, whom I have
chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul
is well pleased: I will put my spirit
upon him, and he shall shew judgment
to the Gentiles.

    20 A bruised reed shall he not
break, and smoking flax shall he not
quench, till he send forth judgment
unto victory.

    21 And in his name shall the
Gentiles trust.

***
Isaiah 2:3,18

    3 And many people shall go and say,
Come ye, and let us go up to the
mountain of the Lord, to the house of
the God of Jacob; and he will teach
us of his ways, and we will walk in
his paths: for out of Zion shall go
forth the law, and the word of the
Lord from Jerusalem.

    18 And the idols he shall utterly
abolish.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 302:19-30


    (Definition of man)
    The Science of being reveals man as perfect, even as the Father is perfect, because the Soul, or Mind, of the spiritual man is God, the divine Principle of all being, and because this real man is governed by Soul instead of sense, by the law of Spirit, not by the so-called laws of matter.
    God is Love. He is therefore the divine, infinite Principle, called Person or God. Man's true consciousness is in the mental, not in any bodily or personal likeness to Spirit. Indeed, the body presents no proper likeness of divinity, though mortal sense would fain have us so believe.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 473:6-10

(13) Question: Is there no sin?
ADAM = The opposite of Spirit and His creations.
Topic: Reality


    (Christ the ideal Truth)
    Christ came to destroy the belief of sin. The God-principle is omnipresent and omnipotent. God is everywhere, and nothing apart from Him is present or has power.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 305:20-27


    (Inverted images)
    The inverted images presented by the senses, the deflections of matter as opposed to the Science of spiritual reflection, are all unlike Spirit, God. In the illusion of life that is here to-day and gone to-morrow, man would be wholly mortal, were it not that Love, the divine Principle that obtains in divine Science, destroys all error and brings immortality to light.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 516:2


    (Reflected likeness)
    As the reflection of yourself appears in the mirror, so you, being spiritual, are the reflection of God. The substance, Life, intelligence, Truth, and Love, which constitute Deity, are reflected by His creation; and when we subordinate the false testimony of the corporeal senses to the facts of Science, we shall see this true likeness and reflection everywhere.


Section 3


Luke 3:23

    23 And Jesus himself began to be
about thirty years of age, being (as
was supposed) the son of Joseph,
which was the son of Heli,

***
Matthew 4:13,17

    13 And leaving Nazareth, he came
and dwelt in Capernaum, which is upon
the sea coast, in the borders of
Zabulon and Nephthalim:

    17 #From that time Jesus began to
preach, and to say, Repent: for the
kingdom of heaven is at hand.

***
Luke 5:17

    17 And it came to pass on a certain
day, as he was teaching, that there
were Pharisees and doctors of the law
sitting by, which were come out of
every town of Galilee, and Judaea,
and Jerusalem: and the power of the
Lord was present to heal them.
Luke 4:33-36

    33 #And in the synagogue there was
a man, which had a spirit of an
unclean devil, and cried out with a
loud voice,

    34 Saying, Let us alone; what have
we to do with thee, thou Jesus of
Nazareth? art thou come to destroy
us? I know thee who thou art; the
Holy One of God.

    35 And Jesus rebuked him, saying,
Hold thy peace, and come out of him.
And when the devil had thrown him in
the midst, he came out of him, and
hurt him not.

    36 And they were all amazed, and
spake among themselves, saying, What
a word is this! for with authority
and power he commandeth the unclean
spirits, and they come out.
Luke 7:12-16

    12 Now when he came nigh to the
gate of the city, behold, there was a
dead man carried out, the only son of
his mother, and she was a widow: and
much people of the city was with her.


    13 And when the Lord saw her, he
had compassion on her, and said unto
her, Weep not.

    14 And he came and touched the
bier: and they that bare him stood
still. And he said, Young man, I say
unto thee, Arise.

    15 And he that was dead sat up, and
began to speak. And he delivered him
to his mother.

    16 And there came a fear on all:
and they glorified God, saying, That
a great prophet is risen up among us;
and, That God hath visited his
people.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 315:21


    (Immaculate conception)
    Jesus' spiritual origin and understanding enabled him to demonstrate the facts of being, - to prove irrefutably how spiritual Truth destroys material error, heals sickness, and overcomes death. The divine conception of Jesus pointed to this truth and presented an illustration of creation. The history of Jesus shows him to have been more spiritual than all other earthly personalities.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 136:1


    (The Christ-mission)
    Jesus established his church and maintained his mission on a spiritual foundation of Christ-healing. He taught his followers that his religion had a divine Principle, which would cast out error and heal both the sick and the sinning. He claimed no intelligence, action, nor life separate from God. Despite the persecution this brought upon him, he used his divine power to save men both bodily and spiritually.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 26:21-23


    (Proof in practice)
    Jesus' teaching and practice of Truth involved such a sacrifice as makes us admit its Principle to be Love.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 138:27


    (Healthful theology)
    Our Master said to every follower: "Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature! . . . Heal the sick! . . . Love thy neighbor as thyself!" It was this theology of Jesus which healed the sick and the sinning. It is his theology in this book and the spiritual meaning of this theology, which heals the sick and causes the wicked to "forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts." It was our Master's 'theology which the impious sought to destroy.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 355:20


    (Conditions of criticism)
    The statement that the teachings of Christian Science in this work are "absolutely false, and the most egregious fallacies ever offered for acceptance," is an opinion wholly due to a misapprehension both of the divine Principle and practice of Christian Science and to a consequent inability to demonstrate this Science. Without this understanding, no one is capable of impartial or correct criticism, because demonstration and spiritual understanding are God's immortal keynotes, proved to be such by our Master and evidenced by the sick who are cured and by the sinners who are reformed.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 556:13-15


    (The Christian's privilege)
    Christian Science may absorb the attention of sage and philosopher, but the Christian alone can fathom it.


Section 4


John 8:12

    12 #Then spake Jesus again unto
them, saying, I am the light of the
world: he that followeth me shall not
walk in darkness, but shall have the
light of life.
John 14:12

    12 Verily, verily, I say unto you,
He that believeth on me, the works
that I do shall he do also; and
greater works than these shall he do;
because I go unto my Father.
John 15:13

    13 Greater love hath no man than
this, that a man lay down his life
for his friends.

***
Ephesians 2:4-7

    4 But God, who is rich in mercy,
for his great love wherewith he loved
us,

    5 Even when we were dead in sins,
hath quickened us together with
Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)

    6 And hath raised us up together,
and made us sit together in heavenly
places in Christ Jesus:

    7 That in the ages to come he might
shew the exceeding riches of his
grace in his kindness toward us
through Christ Jesus.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 473:18

(13) Question: Is there no sin?
ADAM = The opposite of Spirit and His creations.
Topic: Reality


    (Jesus not God)
    In an age of ecclesiastical despotism, Jesus introduced the teaching and practice of Christianity, affording the proof of Christianity's truth and love; but to reach his example and to test its unerring Science according to his rule, healing sickness, sin, and death, a better understanding of God as divine Principle, Love, rather than personality or the man Jesus, is required.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 42:1,28-31


    (Immortal achieval)
    Jesus' life proved, divinely and scientifically, that God is Love, whereas priest and rabbi affirmed God to be a mighty potentate, who loves and hates. The Jewish theology gave no hint of the unchanging love of God.
    (Death outdone)
    Jesus had taught his disciples the Science of this proof. He was here to enable them to test his still uncomprehended saying, "He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also."

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 152:21


    (The author's experiments in medicine)
    The author's medical researches and experiments had prepared her thought for the metaphysics of Christian Science. Every material dependence had failed her in her search for truth; and she can now understand why, and can see the means by which mortals are divinely driven to a spiritual source for health and happiness.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 166:15


    (Health from reliance on spirituality)
    The erring human mind is inharmonious in itself. From it arises the inharmonious body. To ignore God as of little use in sickness is a mistake. Instead of thrusting Him aside in times of bodily trouble, and waiting for the hour of strength in which to acknowledge Him, we should learn that He can do all things for us in sickness as in health.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 279:16


    (Spiritual tangibility)
    In proportion as the belief disappears that life and intelligence are in or of matter, the immortal facts of being are seen, and their only idea or intelligence is in God. Spirit is reached only through the understanding and demonstration of eternal Life and Truth and Love.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 365:15


    (Speedy healing)
    If the Scientist reaches his patient through divine Love, the healing work will be accomplished at one visit, and the disease will vanish into its native nothingness like dew before the morning sunshine. If the Scientist has enough Christly affection to win his own pardon, and such commendation as the Magdalen gained from Jesus, then he is Christian enough to practise scientifically and deal with his patients compassionately; ;and the result will correspond with the spiritual intent.


Section 5


Ephesians 5:1

    1 Be ye therefore followers of
God, as dear children:

***
I Thessalonians 5:12,13

    12 And we beseech you, brethren, to
know them which labour among you, and
are over you in the Lord, and
admonish you;

    13 And to esteem them very highly
in love for their work's sake. And be
at peace among yourselves.

***
Ephesians 3:17-19

    17 That Christ may dwell in your
hearts by faith; that ye, being
rooted and grounded in love,

    18 May be able to comprehend with
all saints what is the breadth, and
length, and depth, and height;

    19 And to know the love of Christ,
which passeth knowledge, that ye might
be filled with all the fulness of
God.

***
John 16:27

    27 For the Father himself loveth
you, because ye have loved me, and
have believed that I came out from
God.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 336:14-15

  (- MORTAL MIND - The subjective states of error)


    (-22- The real manhood)
    The spiritual man's consciousness and individuality are reflections of God.

iii:24 and ix:16 Chapter PREFACE

    In the author's work, RETROSPECTION AND INTROSPECTION, may be found a biographical sketch, narrating experiences which led her, in the year 1866, to the discovery of the system that she denominated Christian Science. As early as 1862 she began to write down and give to friends the results of her Scriptural study, for the Bible was her sole teacher; but these compositions were crude, - the first steps of a child in the newly discovered world of Spirit.
    To-day, though rejoicing in some progress, she still finds herself a willing disciple at the heavenly gate, waiting for the Mind of Christ.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 146:31-23


    (Reduction to system)
    Divine metaphysics is now reduced to a system, to a form comprehensible by and adapted to the thought of the age in which we live. This system enables the learner to demonstrate the divine Principle, upon which Jesus' healing was based, and the sacred rules for its present application to the cure of disease.
    Late in the nineteenth century I demonstrated the divine rules of Christian Science. They were submitted to the broadest practical test, and everywhere, when honestly applied under circumstances where demonstration was humanly possible, this Science showed that Truth had lost none of its divine and healing efficacy, even though centuries had passed away since Jesus practised these rules on the hills of Judaea and in the valleys of Galilee.
    (Perusal and practice)
    Although this volume contains the complete Science of Mind-healing, never believe that you can absorb the whole meaning of the Science by a simple perusal of this book. The book needs to be studied, and the demonstration of the rules of scientific healing will plant you firmly on the spiritual groundwork of Christian Science. This proof lifts you high above the perishing fossils of theories already antiquated, and enables you to grasp the spiritual facts of being hitherto unattained and seemingly dim.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 9:17


    (Practical religion)
    Dost thou "love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind"? This command includes much, even the surrender of all merely material sensation, affection, and worship. This is the El Dorado of Christianity. It involves the Science of Life, and recognizes only the divine control of Spirit, in which Soul is our master, and material sense and human will have no place.

Subheadings in this lesson

05 1 - -2- The deific definitions
05 1 - Scriptures misinterpreted
05 1 - No material law
05 1 - Redemption from selfishness
05 1 - Light and darkness
05 1 - God's standard
05 2 - Definition of man
05 2 - Christ the ideal Truth
05 2 - Inverted images
05 2 - Reflected likeness
05 3 - Immaculate conception
05 3 - The Christ-mission
05 3 - Proof in practice
05 3 - Healthful theology
05 3 - Conditions of criticism
05 3 - The Christian's privilege
05 4 - Jesus not God
05 4 - Immortal achieval
05 4 - Death outdone
05 4 - The author's experiments in medicine
05 4 - Health from reliance on spirituality
05 4 - Spiritual tangibility
05 4 - Speedy healing
05 5 - -22- The real manhood
05 5 - Reduction to system
05 5 - Perusal and practice
05 5 - Practical religion


January 29,1899

Subject: 06

SPIRIT.

oo1o



-- Golden Text --

John 6:36

    36 But I said unto you, That ye
also have seen me, and believe not.


Responsive Reading


Romans 8:1-14

    1 THERE is therefore now no
condemnation to them which are in
Christ Jesus, who walk not after the
flesh, but after the Spirit.

    2 For the law of the Spirit of life
in Christ Jesus hath made me free
from the law of sin and death.

    3 For what the law could not do, in
that it was weak through the flesh,
God sending his own Son in the
likeness of sinful flesh, and for
sin, condemned sin in the flesh:

    4 That the righteousness of the law
might be fulfilled in us, who walk
not after the flesh, but after the
Spirit.

    5 For they that are after the flesh
do mind the things of the flesh; but
they that are after the Spirit the
things of the Spirit.

    6 For to be carnally minded is
death; but to be spiritually minded
is life and peace.

    7 Because the carnal mind is enmity
against God: for it is not subject to
the law of God, neither indeed can
be.

    8 So then they that are in the
flesh cannot please God.

    9 But ye are not in the flesh, but
in the Spirit, if so be that the
Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if
any man have not the Spirit of
Christ, he is none of his.

    10 And if Christ be in you, the
body is dead because of sin; but the
Spirit is life because of
righteousness.

    11 But if the Spirit of him that
raised up Jesus from the dead dwell
in you, he that raised up Christ from
the dead shall also quicken your
mortal bodies by his Spirit that
dwelleth in you.

    12 Therefore, brethren, we are
debtors, not to the flesh, to live
after the flesh.

    13 For if ye live after the flesh,
ye shall die: but if ye through the
Spirit do mortify the deeds of the
body, ye shall live.

    14 For as many as are led by the
Spirit of God, they are the sons of
God.


Section 1


Psalm 143:10

    10 Teach me to do thy will; for
thou art my God: thy spirit is good;
lead me into the land of uprightness.

***
Haggai 2:5

    5 According to the word that I
covenanted with you when ye came out
of Egypt, so my spirit remaineth
among you: fear ye not.

***
John 4:24

    24 God is a Spirit: and they that
worship him must worship him in
spirit and in truth.

594:19 Chapter 17: Glossary
(SPIRIT)

    SPIRIT. Divine substance; Mind; divine Principle; all that is good; God; that only which is perfect, everlasting, omnipresent, omnipotent, infinite.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 334:31

  (- MORTAL MIND - The belief that there can be more than one creator)


    (-17- Infinite Spirit)
    XVII. Spirit being God, there is but one Spirit, for there can be but one infinite and therefore one God. There are neither spirits many nor gods many. There is no evil in Spirit, because God is Spirit. The theory, that Spirit is distinct from matter but must pass through it, or into it, to be individualized, would reduce God to dependency on matter, and establish a basis for pantheism.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 93:21-25


    (Derivatives of spirit)
    The belief that Spirit is finite as well as infinite has darkened all history. In Christian Science, Spirit, as a proper noun, is the name of the Supreme Being. It means quantity and quality, and applies exclusively to God.


Section 2


Job 32:8

    8 But there is a spirit in man: and
the inspiration of the Almighty
giveth them understanding.

***
I Corinthians 2:11

    11 For what man knoweth the things
of a man, save the spirit of man which
is in him? even so the things of God
knoweth no man, but the Spirit of
God.

***
Romans 8:14,16

    14 For as many as are led by the
Spirit of God, they are the sons of
God.

    16 The Spirit itself beareth
witness with our spirit, that we are
the children of God:

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 266:27


    (Beatific presence)
    Man is the idea of Spirit; he reflects the beatific presence, illuming the universe with light. Man is deathless, spiritual. He is above sin or frailty. He does not cross the barriers of time into the vast forever of Life, but he coexists with God and the universe.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 478:23-7

(16) Question: Does brain think, and do nerves feel, and is there intelligence in matter?
ADAM = A product of nothing as the mimicry of something.
Topic: Doctrine of Atonement


    (Harmonious functions)
    Error says, "I am man;" but this belief is mortal and far from actual. From beginning to end, whatever is mortal is composed of material human beliefs and of nothing else. That only is real which reflects God. St. Paul said, "But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by His grace, . . . I conferred not with flesh and blood."
    (Immortal birthright)
    Mortal man is really a self-contradictory phrase, for man is not mortal, "neither indeed can be;" man is immortal. If a child is the offspring of physical sense and not of Soul, the child must have a material, not a spiritual origin. With what truth, then, could the Scriptural rejoicing be uttered by any mother, "I have gotten a man from the Lord"? On the contrary, if aught comes from God, it cannot be mortal and material; it must be immortal and spiritual.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 344:32


    (Omnipotence set forth)
    In the Bible the word Spirit is so commonly applied to Deity, that Spirit and God are often regarded as synonymous terms; and it is thus they are uniformly used and understood in Christian Science. As it is evident that the likeness of Spirit cannot be material, does it not follow that God cannot be in His unlikeness and work through drugs to heal the sick? When the omnipotence of God is preached and His absoluteness is set forth, Christian sermons will heal the sick.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 468:11

(06) Question: What is the scientific statement of being?
ADAM = A curse.
Topic: Spirit


    Spirit is immortal Truth; matter is mortal error. Spirit is the real and eternal; matter is the unreal and temporal. Spirit is God, and man is His image and likeness. Therefore man is not material; he is spiritual.


Section 3


Romans 8:20,21,24,25

    20 For the creature was made
subject to vanity, not willingly, but
by reason of him who hath subjected
the same in hope,

    21 Because the creature itself also
shall be delivered from the bondage
of corruption into the glorious
liberty of the children of God.

    24 For we are saved by hope: but
hope that is seen is not hope: for
what a man seeth, why doth he yet
hope for?

    25 But if we hope for that we see
not, then do we with patience wait
for it.

***
Hebrews 6:18-20

    18 That by two immutable things, in
which it was impossible for God to
lie, we might have a strong
consolation, who have fled for refuge
to lay hold upon the hope set before
us:

    19 Which hope we have as an anchor
of the soul, both sure and stedfast,
and which entereth into that within
the veil;

    20 Whither the forerunner is for us
entered, even Jesus, made an high
priest for ever after the order of
Melchisedec.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 298:13


    (Truth's witness)
    Spiritual sense, contradicting the material senses, involves intuition, hope, faith, understanding, fruition, reality. Material sense expresses the belief that mind is in matter. This human belief, alternating between a sense of pleasure and pain, hope and fear, life and death, never reaches beyond the boundary of the mortal or the unreal. When the real is attained, which is announced by Science, joy is no longer a trembler, nor is hope a cheat. Spiritual ideas, like numbers and notes, start from Principle, and admit no materialistic beliefs. Spiritual ideas lead up to their divine origin, God, and to the spiritual sense of being.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 318:18

    (Sickness as discord) Weary of their material beliefs, from which comes so much suffering, invalids grow more spiritual, as the error - or belief that life is in matter - yields to the reality of spiritual Life.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 451:16


    (Treasure in heaven)
    If our hopes and affections are spiritual, they come from above, not from beneath, and they bear as of old the fruits of the Spirit.


Section 4


Galatians 5:5,6

    5 For we through the Spirit wait
for the hope of righteousness by
faith.

    6 For in Jesus Christ neither
circumcision availeth any thing, nor
uncircumcision; but faith which
worketh by love.

***
Hebrews 10:38,39

    38 Now the just shall live by
faith: but if any man draw back, my
soul shall have no pleasure in him.

    39 But we are not of them who draw
back unto perdition; but of them that
believe to the saving of the soul.
Hebrews 11:1,5

    1 Now faith is the substance of
things hoped for, the evidence of
things not seen.

    5 By faith Enoch was translated
that he should not see death; and was
not found, because God had translated
him: for before his translation he
had this testimony, that he pleased
God.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 297:20-24,32


    (Faith higher than belief)
    Faith is higher and more spiritual than belief. It is a chrysalis state of human thought, in which spiritual evidence, contradicting the testimony of material sense, begins to appear, and Truth, the ever-present, is becoming understood.
    A mortal belief fulfils its own conditions. Sickness, sin, and death are the vague realities of human conclusions. Life, Truth, and Love are the realities of divine Science. They dawn in faith and glow full-orbed in spiritual understanding. As a cloud hides the sun it cannot extinguish, so false belief silences for a while the voice of immutable harmony, but false belief cannot destroy Science armed with faith, hope, and fruition.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 23:12


    (Doctrines and faith)
    Rabbinical lore said: "He that taketh one doctrine, firm in faith, has the Holy Ghost dwelling in him." This preaching receives a strong rebuke in the Scripture, "Faith without works is dead." Faith, if it be mere belief, is as a pendulum swinging between nothing and something, having no fixity. Faith, advanced to spiritual understanding, is the evidence gained from Spirit, which rebukes sin of every kind and establishes the claims of God.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 278:30


    (Substance is Spirit)
    Matter, with its mortality, cannot be substantial if Spirit is substantial and eternal. Which ought to be substance to us, - the erring, changing, and dying, the mutable and mortal, or the unerring, immutable, and immortal? A New Testament writer plainly describes faith, a quality of mind, as "the substance of things hoped for."


Section 5


Proverbs 16:22

    22 Understanding is a wellspring of
life unto him that hath it: but the
instruction of fools is folly.
Proverbs 17:27

    27 He that hath knowledge spareth
his words: and a man of understanding
is of an excellent spirit.

***
I Corinthians 14:15,18-20

    15 What is it then? I will pray
with the spirit, and I will pray with
the understanding also: I will sing
with the spirit, and I will sing with
the understanding also.

    18 I thank my God, I speak with
tongues more than ye all:

    19 Yet in the church I had rather
speak five words with my
understanding, that by my voice I
might teach others also, than ten
thousand words in an unknown tongue.

    20 Brethren, be not children in
understanding: howbeit in malice be
ye children, but in understanding be
men.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 279:19


    (Spiritual tangibility)
    Spirit is reached only through the understanding and demonstration of eternal Life and Truth and Love.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 125:12


    (Corporeal changes)
    As human thought changes from one stage to another of conscious pain and painlessness, sorrow and joy, - from fear to hope and from faith to understanding, - the visible manifestation will at last be man governed by Soul, not by material sense. Reflecting God's government, man is self-governed. When subordinate to the divine Spirit, man cannot be controlled by sin or death, thus proving our material theories about laws of health to be valueless.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 186:5-7


    (False stimulus)
    Christian Science destroys material beliefs through the understanding of Spirit, and the thoroughness of this work determines health.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 14:25


    (Spiritualized consciousness)
    Entirely separate from the belief and dream of material living, is the Life divine, revealing spiritual understanding and the consciousness of man's dominion over the whole earth. This understanding casts out error and heals the sick, and with it you can speak "as one having authority."

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 273:18


    (Science versus sense) Man is harmonious when governed by Soul. Hence the importance of understanding the truth of being, which reveals the laws of spiritual existence.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 393:29


    (No real disease)
    Man is never sick, for Mind is not sick and matter cannot be. A false belief is both the tempter and the tempted, the sin and the sinner, the disease and its cause. It is well to be calm in sickness; to be hopeful is still better; but to understand that sickness is not real and that Truth can destroy its seeming reality, is best of all, for this understanding is the universal and perfect remedy.


Section 6


I Timothy 6:17,19

    17 Charge them that are rich in
this world, that they be not
highminded, nor trust in uncertain
riches, but in the living God, who
giveth us richly all things to enjoy;


    19 Laying up in store for
themselves a good foundation against
the time to come, that they may lay
hold on eternal life.

***
Romans 8:13

    13 For if ye live after the flesh,
ye shall die: but if ye through the
Spirit do mortify the deeds of the
body, ye shall live.

***
Hebrews 10:34

    34 For ye had compassion of me in
my bonds, and took joyfully the
spoiling of your goods, knowing in
yourselves that ye have in heaven a
better and an enduring substance.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 349:31


    (Substance spiritual)
    In Christian Science, substance is understood to be Spirit, while the opponents of Christian Science believe substance to be matter. They think of matter as something and almost the only thing, and of the things which pertain to Spirit as next to nothing, or as very far removed from daily experience. Christian Science takes exactly the opposite view.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 351:27

    (Fruitless worship)
    The Israelites centred their thoughts on the material in their attempted worship of the spiritual. To them matter was substance, and Spirit was shadow. They thought to worship Spirit from a material standpoint, but this was impossible. They might appeal to Jehovah, but their prayer brought down no proof that it was heard, because they did not sufficiently understand God to be able to demonstrate His power to heal, - to make harmony the reality and discord the unreality.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 479:29

(16) Question: Does brain think, and do nerves feel, and is there intelligence in matter?
ADAM = A product of nothing as the mimicry of something.
Topic: Doctrine of Atonement


    (Spiritual reflection)
    Paul says: "For the invisible things of Him, from the creation of the world, are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made." (Romans i. 20.) When the substance of Spirit appears in Christian Science, the nothingness of matter is recognized. Where the spirit of God is, and there is no place where God is not, evil becomes nothing, - the opposite of the something of Spirit. If there is no spiritual reflection, then there remains only the darkness of vacuity and not a trace of heavenly tints.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 468:21

(07) Question: What is Substance?
ADAM = A belief in intelligent matter, finiteness, and mortality.
Topic: Soul


    (Spiritual synonyms)
    Spirit, the synonym of Mind, Soul, or God, is the only real substance. The spiritual universe, including individual man, is a compound idea, reflecting the divine substance of Spirit.


Section 7


Ephesians 5:1,2,9

    1 Be ye therefore followers of
God, as dear children:

    2 And walk in love, as Christ also
hath loved us, and hath given himself
for us an offering and a sacrifice to
God for a sweetsmelling savour.

    9 (For the fruit of the Spirit is
in all goodness and righteousness and
truth;)

***
Revelation 2:7

    7 He that hath an ear, let him hear
what the Spirit saith unto the
churches; To him that overcometh will
I give to eat of the tree of life,
which is in the midst of the paradise
of God.
Revelation 3:12

    12 Him that overcometh will I make
a pillar in the temple of my God, and
he shall go no more out: and I will
write upon him the name of my God,
and the name of the city of my God,
which is new Jerusalem, which cometh
down out of heaven from my God: and I
will write upon him my new name.

592:18 Chapter 17: Glossary
(NEW JERUSALEM)

    NEW JERUSALEM. Divine Science; the spiritual facts and harmony of the universe; the kingdom of heaven, or reign of harmony.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 575:24


    (The royally divine gates)
    It is indeed a city of the Spirit, fair, royal, and square. Northward, its gates open to the North Star, the Word, the polar magnet of Revelation; eastward, to the star seen by the Wisemen of the Orient, who followed it to the manger of Jesus; southward, to the genial tropics, with the Southern Cross in the skies, - the Cross of Calvary, which binds human society into solemn union; westward, to the grand realization of the Golden Shore of Love and the Peaceful Sea of Harmony.

Subheadings in this lesson

06 1 - -17- Infinite Spirit
06 1 - Derivatives of spirit
06 2 - Beatific presence
06 2 - Harmonious functions
06 2 - Immortal birthright
06 2 - Omnipotence set forth
06 3 - Truth's witness
06 3 - Sickness as discord
06 3 - Treasure in heaven
06 4 - Faith higher than belief
06 4 - Doctrines and faith
06 4 - Substance is Spirit
06 5 - Spiritual tangibility
06 5 - Corporeal changes
06 5 - False stimulus
06 5 - Spiritualized consciousness
06 5 - Science versus sense
06 5 - No real disease
06 6 - Substance spiritual
06 6 - Fruitless worship
06 6 - Spiritual reflection
06 6 - Spiritual synonyms
06 7 - The royally divine gates


February 5,1899

Subject: 07

SOUL.

o1oo



-- Golden Text --

Psalm 62:1

    1 Truly my soul waiteth upon God:
from him cometh my salvation.


Responsive Reading


Psalm 84:1-12

    1 How amiable are thy tabernacles,
O Lord of hosts!

    2 My soul longeth, yea, even
fainteth for the courts of the Lord:
my heart and my flesh crieth out for
the living God.

    3 Yea, the sparrow hath found an
house, and the swallow a nest for
herself, where she may lay her young,
even thine altars, O Lord of hosts,
my King, and my God.

    4 Blessed are they that dwell in
thy house: they will be still
praising thee.

    5 Blessed is the man whose strength
is in thee; in whose heart are the
ways of them.

    6 Who passing through the valley of
Baca make it a well; the rain also
filleth the pools.

    7 They go from strength to
strength, every one of them in Zion
appeareth before God.

    8 O Lord God of hosts, hear my
prayer: give ear, O God of Jacob.


    9 Behold, O God our shield, and
look upon the face of thine anointed.


    10 For a day in thy courts is
better than a thousand. I had rather
be a doorkeeper in the house of my
God, than to dwell in the tents of
wickedness.

    11 For the Lord God is a sun and
shield: the Lord will give grace and
glory: no good thing will he withhold
from them that walk uprightly.

    12 O Lord of hosts, blessed is the
man that trusteth in thee.


Section 1


Psalm 90:1,2

    1 Lord, thou hast been our
dwelling place in all generations.

    2 Before the mountains were brought
forth, or ever thou hadst formed the
earth and the world, even from
everlasting to everlasting, thou art
God.

***
Isaiah 57:15

    15 For thus saith the high and
lofty One that inhabiteth eternity,
whose name is Holy; I dwell in the
high and holy place, with him also
that is of a contrite and humble
spirit, to revive the spirit of the
humble, and to revive the heart of
the contrite ones.

***
Psalm 66:8,9

    8 O bless our God, ye people, and
make the voice of his praise to be
heard:

    9 Which holdeth our soul in life,
and suffereth not our feet to be
moved.

***
Acts 17:28

    28 For in him we live, and move,
and have our being; as certain also
of your own poets have said, For we
are also his offspring.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 335:16

  (- MORTAL MIND - The subjective states of error)


    (-19- Soul and Spirit one)
    XIX. Soul and Spirit being one, God and Soul are one, and this one never included in a limited mind or a limited body. Spirit is eternal, divine. Nothing but Spirit, Soul, can evolve Life, for Spirit is more than all else. Because Soul is immortal, it does not exist in mortality. Soul must be incorporeal to be Spirit, for Spirit is not finite. Only by losing the false sense of Soul can we gain the eternal unfolding of Life as immortality brought to light.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 249:31


    (Philosophical blunders)
    Man is the reflection of Soul. He is the direct opposite of material sensation, and there is but one Ego. We run into error when we divide Soul into souls, multiply Mind into minds and suppose error to be mind, then mind to be in matter and matter to be a lawgiver, unintelligence to act like intelligence, and mortality to be the matrix of immortality.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 280:25


    (Sensationless body)
    Rightly understood, instead of possessing a sentient material form, man has a sensationless body; and God, the Soul of man and of all existence, being perpetual in His own individuality, harmony, and immortality, imparts and perpetuates these qualities in man, - through Mind, not matter. The only excuse for entertaining human opinions and rejecting the Science of being is our mortal ignorance of Spirit, - ignorance which yields only to the understanding of divine Science, the understanding by which we enter into the kingdom of Truth on earth and learn that Spirit is infinite and supreme. Spirit and matter no more commingle than light and darkness. When one appears, the other disappears.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 336:25

  (- MORTAL MIND - Material senses)

    (-24- God the parent Mind)
    XXIV. God, the divine Principle of man, and man in God's likeness are inseparable, harmonious, and eternal. The Science of being furnishes the rule of perfection, and brings immortality to light. God and man are not the same, but in the order of divine Science, God and man coexist and are eternal. God is the parent Mind, and man is God's spiritual offspring.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 306:7-20

    (Divinity not childless)
    Life demonstrates Life. The immortality of Soul makes man immortal. If God, who is Life, were parted for a moment from His reflection, man, during that moment there would be no divinity reflected. The Ego would be unexpressed, and the Father would be childless, - no Father.
    If Life or Soul and its representative, man, unite for a period and then are separated as by a law of divorce to be brought together again at some uncertain future time and in a manner unknown, - and this is the general religious opinion of mankind, - we are left without a rational proof of immortality. But man cannot be separated for an instant from God, if man reflects God. Thus Science proves man's existence to be intact.


Section 2


Exodus 33:17,18,20

    17 And the Lord said unto Moses, I
will do this thing also that thou hast
spoken: for thou hast found grace in
my sight, and I know thee by name.

    18 And he said, I beseech thee,
shew me thy glory.

    20 And he said, Thou canst not see
my face: for there shall no man see
me, and live.

***
John 1:18

    18 No man hath seen God at any
time; the only begotten Son, which is
in the bosom of the Father, he hath
declared him.

***
I Timothy 6:16

    16 Who only hath immortality,
dwelling in the light which no man
can approach unto; whom no man hath
seen, nor can see: to whom be honour
and power everlasting. Amen.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 330:11

  (- MORTAL MIND - Nothing claiming to be something, for Mind is immortal)


    (-1- The deific supremacy)
    I. God is infinite, the only Life, substance, Spirit, or Soul, the only intelligence of the universe, including man. Eye hath neither seen God nor His image and likeness. Neither God nor the perfect man can be discerned by the material senses. The individuality of Spirit, or the infinite, is unknown, and thus a knowledge of it is left either to human conjecture or to the revelation of divine Science.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 258:19-21


    (Infinity's reflection)
    The infinite Principle is reflected by the infinite idea and spiritual individuality, but the material so-called senses have no cognizance of either Principle or its idea.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 310:29-32


    (Soul imperishable)
    Mind is God, and God is not seen by material sense, because Mind is Spirit, which material sense cannot discern. There is neither growth, maturity, nor decay in Soul.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 359:11


    (Personal confidence)
    Even though you aver that the material senses are indispensable to man's existence or entity, you must change the human concept of life, and must at length know yourself spiritually and scientifically. The evidence of the existence of Spirit, Soul, is palpable only to spiritual sense, and is not apparent to the material senses, which cognize only that which is the opposite of Spirit.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 317:16


    (The cup of Jesus)
    The individuality of man is no less tangible because it is spiritual and because his life is not at the mercy of matter. The understanding of his spiritual individuality makes man more real, more formidable in truth, and enables him to conquer sin, disease, and death. Our Lord and Master presented himself to his disciples after his resurrection from the grave, as the self-same Jesus whom they had loved before the tragedy on Calvary.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 25:16-19


    (Effective triumph)
    Jesus presented the ideal of God better than could any man whose origin was less spiritual. By his obedience to God, he demonstrated more spiritually than all others the Principle of being.


Section 3


Proverbs 20:12

    12 The hearing ear, and the seeing
eye, the Lord hath made even both of
them.

***
Psalm 19:7,8

    7 The law of the Lord is perfect,
converting the soul: the testimony of
the Lord is sure, making wise the
simple.

    8 The statutes of the Lord are
right, rejoicing the heart: the
commandment of the Lord is pure,
enlightening the eyes.

***
Isaiah 29:18

    18 #And in that day shall the deaf
hear the words of the book, and the
eyes of the blind shall see out of
obscurity, and out of darkness.

***
I Corinthians 2:9,10

    9 But as it is written, Eye hath
not seen, nor ear heard, neither have
entered into the heart of man, the
things which God hath prepared for
them that love him.

    10 But God hath revealed them unto
us by his Spirit: for the Spirit
searcheth all things, yea, the deep
things of God.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 38:24


    (Material pleasures)
    Jesus mapped out the path for others. He unveiled the Christ, the spiritual idea of divine Love. To those buried in the belief of sin and self, living only for pleasure or the gratification of the senses, he said in substance: Having eyes ye see not, and having ears ye hear not; lest ye should understand and be converted, and I might heal you. He taught that the material senses shut out Truth and its healing power.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 481:7-12,32-12

(16) Question: Does brain think, and do nerves feel, and is there intelligence in matter?
ADAM = A product of nothing as the mimicry of something.
Topic: Doctrine of Atonement


    (The fruit forbidden)
    Material sense never helps mortals to understand Spirit, God. Through spiritual sense only, man comprehends and loves Deity. The various contradictions of the Science of Mind by the material senses do not change the unseen Truth, which remains forever intact.
    (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.


    (Soul defined)
    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 material sensation.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 274:12


    (Five senses deceptive)
    The senses of Spirit abide in Love, and they demonstrate Truth and Life. Hence Christianity and the Science which expounds it are based on spiritual understanding, and they supersede the so-called laws of matter. Jesus demonstrated this great verity. When what we erroneously term the five physical senses are misdirected, they are simply the manifested beliefs of mortal mind, which affirm that life, substance, and intelligence are material, instead of spiritual. These false beliefs and their products constitute the flesh, and the flesh wars against Spirit.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 214:14,28


    (Adam and the senses)
    When it is learned that the spiritual sense, and not the material, conveys the impressions of Mind to man, then being will be understood and found to be harmonious.
    (The senses of Soul)
    Neither age nor accident can interfere with the senses of Soul, and there are no other real senses. It is evident that the body as matter has no sensation of its own, and there is no oblivion for Soul and its faculties. Spirit's senses are without pain, and they are forever at peace. Nothing can hide from them the harmony of all things and the might and permanence of Truth.


Section 4


Isaiah 42:5,8

    5 #Thus saith God the Lord, he that
created the heavens, and stretched
them out; he that spread forth the
earth, and that which cometh out of
it; he that giveth breath unto the
people upon it, and spirit to them
that walk therein:

    8 I am the Lord: that is my name:
and my glory will I not give to
another, neither my praise to graven
images.

***
I Samuel 2:3

    3 Talk no more so exceeding
proudly; let not arrogancy come out
of your mouth: for the Lord is a God
of knowledge, and by him actions are
weighed.

***
Galatians 6:3

    3 For if a man think himself to be
something, when he is nothing, he
deceiveth himself.

***
Luke 12:16-21

    16 And he spake a parable unto
them, saying, The ground of a certain
rich man brought forth plentifully:

    17 And he thought within himself,
saying, What shall I do, because I
have no room where to bestow my
fruits?

    18 And he said, This will I do: I
will pull down my barns, and build
greater; and there will I bestow all
my fruits and my goods.

    19 And I will say to my soul, Soul,
thou hast much goods laid up for many
years; take thine ease, eat, drink,
and be merry.

    20 But God said unto him, Thou
fool, this night thy soul shall be
required of thee: then whose shall
those things be, which thou hast
provided?

    21 So is he that layeth up treasure
for himself, and is not rich toward
God.

***
Romans 8:6-8

    6 For to be carnally minded is
death; but to be spiritually minded
is life and peace.

    7 Because the carnal mind is enmity
against God: for it is not subject to
the law of God, neither indeed can
be.

    8 So then they that are in the
flesh cannot please God.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 151:31-5


    (Mortal mind dethroned)
    That mortal mind claims to govern every organ of the mortal body, we have overwhelming proof. But this so-called mind is a myth, and must by its own consent yield to Truth. It would wield the sceptre of a monarch, but it is powerless. The immortal divine Mind takes away all its supposed sovereignty, and saves mortal mind from itself.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 144:11

    (Soul and sense) The more material a belief, the more obstinately tenacious its error; the stronger are the manifestations of the corporeal senses, the weaker the indications of Soul.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 301:17-23


    (Inverted images and ideas)
    As God is substance and man is the divine image and likeness, man should wish for, and in reality has, only the substance of good, the substance of Spirit, not matter. The belief that man has any other substance, or mind, is not spiritual and breaks the First Commandment, Thou shalt have one God, one Mind.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 535:10


    (Judgment on error)
    Divine Science deals its chief blow at the supposed material foundations of life and intelligence. It dooms idolatry. A belief in other gods, other creators, and other creations must go down before Christian Science. It unveils the results of sin as shown in sickness and death. When will man pass through the open gate of Christian Science into the heaven of Soul, into the heritage of the first born among men? Truth is indeed "the way."


Section 5


Psalm 68:19

    19 Blessed be the Lord, who daily
loadeth us with benefits, even the
God of our salvation.
Psalm 107:9

    9 For he satisfieth the longing
soul, and filleth the hungry soul
with goodness.

***
Matthew 6:25-33

    25 Therefore I say unto you, Take
no thought for your life, what ye
shall eat, or what ye shall drink;
nor yet for your body, what ye shall
put on. Is not the life more than
meat, and the body than raiment?

    26 Behold the fowls of the air: for
they sow not, neither do they reap,
nor gather into barns; yet your
heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye
not much better than they?

    27 Which of you by taking thought
can add one cubit unto his stature?

    28 And why take ye thought for
raiment? Consider the lilies of the
field, how they grow; they toil not,
neither do they spin:

    29 And yet I say unto you, That
even Solomon in all his glory was not
arrayed like one of these.

    30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the
grass of the field, which to day is,
and to morrow is cast into the oven,
shall he not much more clothe you, O
ye of little faith?

    31 Therefore take no thought,
saying, What shall we eat? or, What
shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall
we be clothed?

    32 (For after all these things do
the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly
Father knoweth that ye have need of
all these things.

    33 But seek ye first the kingdom of
God, and his righteousness; and all
these things shall be added unto you.

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 60:29-31


    (Spiritual concord)
    Soul has infinite resources with which to bless mankind, and happiness would be more readily attained and would be more secure in our keeping, if sought in Soul.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 530:5


    (Divine providence)
    In divine Science, man is sustained by God, the divine Principle of being. The earth, at God's command, brings forth food for man's use. Knowing this, Jesus once said, "Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink," - presuming not on the prerogative of his creator, but recognizing God, the Father and Mother of all, as able to feed and clothe man as He doth the lilies.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 206:15


    (Will-power unrighteous)
    In the scientific relation of God to man, we find that whatever blesses one blesses all, as Jesus showed with the loaves and the fishes, - Spirit, not matter, being the source of supply.


Section 6


Zechariah 13:1

    1 In that day there shall be a
fountain opened to the house of David
and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem
for sin and for uncleanness.

***
Luke 2:10,11

    10 And the angel said unto them,
Fear not: for, behold, I bring you
good tidings of great joy, which
shall be to all people.

    11 For unto you is born this day in
the city of David a Saviour, which is
Christ the Lord.
Luke 4:18,19,40

    18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon
me, because he hath anointed me to
preach the gospel to the poor; he
hath sent me to heal the
brokenhearted, to preach deliverance
to the captives, and recovering of
sight to the blind, to set at liberty
them that are bruised,

    19 To preach the acceptable year of
the Lord.

    40 #Now when the sun was setting,
all they that had any sick with
divers diseases brought them unto
him; and he laid his hands on every
one of them, and healed them.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 107:1-10


    (Christian Science discovered)
    In the year 1866, I discovered the Christ Science or divine laws of Life, Truth, and Love, and named my discovery Christian Science. God had been graciously preparing me during many years for the reception of this final revelation of the absolute divine Principle of scientific mental healing.
    (Mission of Christian Science)
    This apodictical Principle points to the revelation of Immanuel, "God with us," - the sovereign ever-presence, delivering the children of men from every ill "that flesh is heir to."

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 473:26-31

(13) Question: Is there no sin?
ADAM = The opposite of Spirit and His creations.
Topic: Reality


    (Jesus not understood)
    Jesus established what he said by demonstration, thus making his acts of higher importance than his words. He proved what he taught. This is the Science of Christianity. Jesus proved the Principle, which heals the sick and casts out error, to be divine.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 113:3


    (Principle and practice)
    The letter of Science plentifully reaches humanity to-day, but its spirit comes only in small degrees. The vital part, the heart and soul of Christian Science, is Love. Without this, the letter is but the dead body of Science, - pulseless, cold, inanimate.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 210:11


    (Jesus' disregard of matter)
    Knowing that Soul and its attributes were forever manifested through man, the Master healed the sick, gave sight to the blind, hearing to the deaf, feet to the lame, thus bringing to light the scientific action of the divine Mind on human minds and bodies and giving a better understanding of Soul and salvation. Jesus healed sickness and sin by one and the same metaphysical process.

Subheadings in this lesson

07 1 - -19- Soul and Spirit one
07 1 - Philosophical blunders
07 1 - Sensationless body
07 1 - -24- God the parent Mind
07 1 - Divinity not childless
07 2 - -1- The deific supremacy
07 2 - Infinity's reflection
07 2 - Soul imperishable
07 2 - Personal confidence
07 2 - The cup of Jesus
07 2 - Effective triumph
07 3 - Material pleasures
07 3 - The fruit forbidden
07 3 - Sense and pure Soul
07 3 - Soul defined
07 3 - Five senses deceptive
07 3 - Adam and the senses
07 3 - The senses of Soul
07 4 - Mortal mind dethroned
07 4 - Soul and sense
07 4 - Inverted images and ideas
07 4 - Judgment on error
07 5 - Spiritual concord
07 5 - Divine providence
07 5 - Will-power unrighteous
07 6 - Christian Science discovered
07 6 - Mission of Christian Science
07 6 - Jesus not understood
07 6 - Principle and practice
07 6 - Jesus' disregard of matter


February 12,1899

Subject: 08

MIND.

1ooo



-- Golden Text --

Romans 11:34,36

    34 For who hath known the mind of
the Lord? or who hath been his
counsellor?

    36 For of him, and through him, and
to him, are all things: to whom be
glory for ever. Amen.


Responsive Reading


Psalm 111

PSALM 111

    1 Praise ye the Lord. I will
praise the Lord with my whole heart,
in the assembly of the upright, and
in the congregation.

    2 The works of the Lord are great,
sought out of all them that have
pleasure therein.

    3 His work is honourable and
glorious: and his righteousness
endureth for ever.

    4 He hath made his wonderful works
to be remembered: the Lord is gracious
and full of compassion.

    5 He hath given meat unto them that
fear him: he will ever be mindful of
his covenant.

    6 He hath shewed his people the
power of his works, that he may give
them the heritage of the heathen.

    7 The works of his hands are verity
and judgment; all his commandments
are sure.

    8 They stand fast for ever and
ever, and are done in truth and
uprightness.

    9 He sent redemption unto his
people: he hath commanded his
covenant for ever: holy and reverend
is his name.

    10 The fear of the Lord is the
beginning of wisdom: a good
understanding have all they that do
his commandments: his praise endureth
for ever.


Section 1


Revelation 1:8

    8 I am Alpha and Omega, the
beginning and the ending, saith the
Lord, which is, and which was, and
which is to come, the Almighty.

***
Mark 12:28-30

    28 #And one of the scribes came,
and having heard them reasoning
together, and perceiving that he had
answered them well, asked him, Which
is the first commandment of all?

    29 And Jesus answered him, The
first of all the commandments is,
Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is
one Lord:

    30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy
God with all thy heart, and with all
thy soul, and with all thy mind, and
with all thy strength: this is the
first commandment.

***
Job 22:21,26,27

    21 Acquaint now thyself with him,
and be at peace: thereby good shall
come unto thee.

    26 For then shalt thou have thy
delight in the Almighty, and shalt
lift up thy face unto God.

    27 Thou shalt make thy prayer unto
him, and he shall hear thee, and thou
shalt pay thy vows.
Job 23:13

    13 But he is in one mind, and who
can turn him? and what his soul
desireth, even that he doeth.

591:16 Chapter 17: Glossary
(MIND)

    MIND. The only I, or Us; the only Spirit, Soul, divine Principle, substance, Life, Truth, Love; the one God; not that which is in man, but the divine Principle, or God, of whom man is the full and perfect expression; Deity, which outlines but is not outlined.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 330:20

  (- MORTAL MIND - Error creating other errors)


    (-2- The deific definitions)
    Spirit is divine Principle, and divine Principle is Love, and Love is Mind, and Mind is not both good and bad, for God is Mind; therefore there is in reality one Mind only, because there is one God.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 331:22

  (- MORTAL MIND - Error creating other errors)

    (-6- The universal cause)
    He fills all space, and it is impossible to conceive of such omnipresence and individuality except as infinite Spirit or Mind. Hence all is Spirit and spiritual.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 335:25-26

  (- MORTAL MIND - Material senses)

    (-20- The one divine Mind)
    XX. Mind is the divine Principle, Love, and can produce nothing unlike the eternal Father-Mother, God.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 469:13-21

(10) Question: What is Mind?
ADAM = Nothingness.
Topic: Man


    (True sense of infinitude)
    Answer. - Mind is God. The exterminator of error is the great truth that God, good, is the only Mind, and that the supposititious opposite of infinite Mind - called devil or evil - is not Mind, is not Truth, but error, without intelligence or reality. There can be but one Mind, because there is but one God; and if mortals claimed no other Mind and accepted no other, sin would be unknown. We can have but one Mind, if that one is infinite.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 84:28-30


    (Scientific foreknowing)
    All we correctly know of Spirit comes from God, divine Principle, and is learned through Christ and Christian Science.


Section 2


Proverbs 21:27

    27 The sacrifice of the wicked is
abomination: how much more, when he
bringeth it with a wicked mind?

***
Romans 8:5-8

    5 For they that are after the flesh
do mind the things of the flesh; but
they that are after the Spirit the
things of the Spirit.

    6 For to be carnally minded is
death; but to be spiritually minded
is life and peace.

    7 Because the carnal mind is enmity
against God: for it is not subject to
the law of God, neither indeed can
be.

    8 So then they that are in the
flesh cannot please God.

***
Ezekiel 11:1,2,5

    1 Moreover the spirit lifted me
up, and brought me unto the east gate
of the Lord's house, which looketh
eastward: and behold at the door of
the gate five and twenty men; among
whom I saw Jaazaniah the son of Azur,
and Pelatiah the son of Benaiah,
princes of the people.

    2 Then said he unto me, Son of man,
these are the men that devise
mischief, and give wicked counsel in
this city:

    5 And the Spirit of the Lord fell
upon me, and said unto me, Speak;
Thus saith the Lord; Thus have ye
said, O house of Israel: for I know
the things that come into your mind,
every one of them.
Ezekiel 20:32

    32 And that which cometh into your
mind shall not be at all, that ye say,
We will be as the heathen, as the
families of the countries, to serve
wood and stone.

***
Ephesians 2:1-3

    1 And you hath he quickened, who
were dead in trespasses and sins;

    2 Wherein in time past ye walked
according to the course of this
world, according to the prince of the
power of the air, the spirit that now
worketh in the children of
disobedience:

    3 Among whom also we all had our
conversation in times past in the
lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the
desires of the flesh and of the mind;
and were by nature the children of
wrath, even as others.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 281:18-20


    (God and His image)
    The mind supposed to exist in matter or beneath a skull bone is a myth, a misconceived sense and false conception as to man and Mind.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 92:11


    (Knowledge of good and evil)
    In old Scriptural pictures we see a serpent coiled around the tree of knowledge and speaking to Adam and Eve. This represents the serpent in the act of commending to our first parents the knowledge of good and evil, a knowledge gained from matter, or evil, instead of from Spirit. The portrayal is still graphically accurate, for the common conception of mortal man - a burlesque of God's man - is an outgrowth of human knowledge or sensuality, a mere offshoot of material sense.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 256:30-32


    (Limitless Mind)
    A mind originating from a finite or material source must be limited and finite.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 257:22-24

    (Inexhaustible divine Love)
    Finite mind manifests all sorts of errors, and thus proves the material theory of mind in matter to be the antipode of Mind.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 186:32


    (Ignorant idolatry) The human mind has been an idolater from the beginning, having other gods and believing in more than the one Mind.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 88:9-25


    (Illusions not ideas)
    How are veritable ideas to be distinguished from illusions? By learning the origin of each. Ideas are emanations from the divine Mind. Thoughts, proceeding from the brain or from matter, are offshoots of mortal mind; they are mortal material beliefs. Ideas are spiritual, harmonious, and eternal. Beliefs proceed from the so-called material senses, which at one time are supposed to be substance-matter and at another are called spirits.
    To love one's neighbor as one's self, is a divine idea; but this idea can never be seen, felt, nor understood through the physical senses. Excite the organ of veneration or religious faith, and the individual manifests profound adoration. Excite the opposite development, and he blasphemes. These effects, however, do not proceed from Christianity, nor are they spiritual phenomena, for both arise from mortal belief.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 84:19-23

    (The Mind unbounded)
    To understand that Mind is infinite, not bounded by corporeality, not dependent upon the ear and eye for sound or sight nor upon muscles and bones for locomotion, is a step towards the Mind-science by which we discern man's nature and existence.


Section 3


Job 33:4

    4 The Spirit of God hath made me,
and the breath of the Almighty hath
given me life.

***
Psalm 36:7-9

    7 How excellent is thy
lovingkindness, O God! therefore the
children of men put their trust under
the shadow of thy wings.

    8 They shall be abundantly
satisfied with the fatness of thy
house; and thou shalt make them drink
of the river of thy pleasures.

    9 For with thee is the fountain of
life: in thy light shall we see light.

***
John 1:4

    4 In him was life; and the life was
the light of men.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 531:25-32


    (Biological inventions)
    Which institutes Life, - matter or Mind? Does Life begin with Mind or with matter? Is Life sustained by matter or by Spirit? Certainly not by both, since flesh wars against Spirit and the corporeal senses can take no cognizance of Spirit. The mythologic theory of material life at no point resembles the scientifically Christian record of man as created by Mind in the image and likeness of God and having dominion over all the earth.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 468:26-27

(08) Question: What is Life?
ADAM = Dust to dust.
Topic: Mind


    (Eternity of Life)
    Answer. - Life is divine Principle, Mind, Soul, Spirit. Life is without beginning and without end.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 282:3


    (Figures of being)
    The real Life, or Mind, and its opposite, the so-called material life and mind, are figured by two geometrical symbols, a circle or sphere and a straight line. The circle represents the infinite without beginning or end; the straight line represents the finite, which has both beginning and end. The sphere represents good, the self-existent and eternal individuality or Mind; the straight line represents evil, a belief in a self-made and temporary material existence. Eternal Mind and temporary material existence never unite in figure or in fact.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 283:13-27

    (Source of all life and action)
    But what say prevalent theories? They insist that Life, or God, is one and the same with material life so-called. They speak of both Truth and error as mind, and of good and evil as spirit. They claim that to be life which is but the objective state of material sense, - such as the structural life of the tree and of material man, - and deem this the manifestation of the one Life, God.
    (Spiritual structure)
    This false belief as to what really constitutes life so detracts from God's character and nature, that the true sense of His power is lost to all who cling to this falsity. The divine Principle, or Life, cannot be practically demonstrated in length of days, as it was by the patriarchs, unless its Science be accurately stated.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 200:9-13


    (A mortal not man)
    Life is, always has been, and ever will be independent of matter; for Life is God, and man is the idea of God, not formed materially but spiritually, and not subject to decay and dust.


Section 4


Genesis 1:1,31

    1 In the beginning God created the
heaven and the earth.

    31 And God saw every thing that he
had made, and, behold, it was very
good. And the evening and the morning
were the sixth day.

***
John 1:1-3

    1 In the beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with God, and the
Word was God.

    2 The same was in the beginning
with God.

    3 All things were made by him; and
without him was not any thing made
that was made.

***
Isaiah 45:12,18

    12 I have made the earth, and
created man upon it: I, even my
hands, have stretched out the
heavens, and all their host have I
commanded.

    18 For thus saith the Lord that
created the heavens; God himself that
formed the earth and made it; he hath
established it, he created it not in
vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I
am the Lord; and there is none else.

583:20 Chapter 17: Glossary
(CREATOR)

    CREATOR. Spirit; Mind; intelligence; the animating divine Principle of all that is real and good; self-existent Life, Truth, and Love; that which is perfect and eternal; the opposite of matter and evil, which have no Principle; God, who made all that was made and could not create an atom or an element the opposite of Himself.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 507:15-21


    (Divine propagation)
    The universe of Spirit reflects the creative power of the divine Principle, or Life, which reproduces the multitudinous forms of Mind and governs the multiplication of the compound idea man. The tree and herb do not yield fruit because of any propagating power of their own, but because they reflect the Mind which includes all.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 512:21-25

    (Multiplication of pure ideas)
    From the infinite elements of the one Mind emanate all form, color, quality, and quantity, and these are mental, both primarily and secondarily. Their spiritual nature is discerned only through the spiritual senses.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 335:7-12

  (- MORTAL MIND - Idolatry)


    (-18- The only substance)
    XVIII. Spirit, God, has created all in and of Himself. Spirit never created matter. There is nothing in Spirit out of which matter could be made, for, as the Bible declares, without the Logos, the Aeon or Word of God, "was not anything made that was made."

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 205:12


    (Creation perfect)
    God created all through Mind, and made all perfect and eternal. Where then is the necessity for recreation or procreation?

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 256:6


    (No material creation)
    Mind, not matter, is the creator. Love, the divine Principle, is the Father and Mother of the universe, including man.


Section 5


Isaiah 51:7

    7 #Hearken unto me, ye that know
righteousness, the people in whose
heart is my law; fear ye not the
reproach of men, neither be ye afraid
of their revilings.

***
Jeremiah 31:31,33

    31 #Behold, the days come, saith
the Lord, that I will make a new
covenant with the house of Israel,
and with the house of Judah:

    33 But this shall be the covenant
that I will make with the house of
Israel; After those days, saith the
Lord, I will put my law in their
inward parts, and write it in their
hearts; and will be their God, and
they shall be my people.

***
Ezekiel 11:19,20

    19 And I will give them one heart,
and I will put a new spirit within
you; and I will take the stony heart
out of their flesh, and will give
them an heart of flesh:

    20 That they may walk in my
statutes, and keep mine ordinances,
and do them: and they shall be my
people, and I will be their God.

***
Romans 8:14

    14 For as many as are led by the
Spirit of God, they are the sons of
God.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 118:26


    (Certain contradictions)
    The definitions of material law, as given by natural science, represent a kingdom necessarily divided against itself, because these definitions portray law as physical, not spiritual. Therefore they contradict the divine decrees and violate the law of Love, in which nature and God are one and the natural order of heaven comes down to earth.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 119:17

    (God and nature)
    In one sense God is identical with nature, but this nature is spiritual and is not expressed in matter. The lawgiver, whose lightning palsies or prostrates in death the child at prayer, is not the divine ideal of omnipresent Love. God is natural good, and is represented only by the idea of goodness; while evil should be regarded as unnatural, because it is opposed to the nature of Spirit, God.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 126:15

    (Antagonistic questions)
    The point at issue between Christian Science on the one hand and popular theology on the other is this: Shall Science explain cause and effect as being both natural and spiritual? Or shall all that is beyond the cognizance of the material senses be called supernatural, and be left to the mercy of speculative hypotheses?

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 127:23

    (No physical science)
    There is no physical science, inasmuch as all truth proceeds from the divine Mind. Therefore truth is not human, and is not a law of matter, for matter is not a lawgiver. Science is an emanation of divine Mind, and is alone able to interpret God aright. It has a spiritual, and not a material origin. It is a divine utterance, - the Comforter which leadeth into all truth.

Subheadings in this lesson

08 1 - -2- The deific definitions
08 1 - -6- The universal cause
08 1 - -20- The one divine Mind
08 1 - True sense of infinitude
08 1 - Scientific foreknowing
08 2 - God and His image
08 2 - Knowledge of good and evil
08 2 - Limitless Mind
08 2 - Inexhaustible divine Love
08 2 - Ignorant idolatry
08 2 - Illusions not ideas
08 2 - The Mind unbounded
08 3 - Biological inventions
08 3 - Eternity of Life
08 3 - Figures of being
08 3 - Source of all life and action
08 3 - Spiritual structure
08 3 - A mortal not man
08 4 - Divine propagation
08 4 - Multiplication of pure ideas
08 4 - -18- The only substance
08 4 - Creation perfect
08 4 - No material creation
08 5 - Certain contradictions
08 5 - God and nature
08 5 - Antagonistic questions
08 5 - No physical science


February 19,1899

Subject: 09

CHRIST JESUS.

ooo2



-- Golden Text --

I Timothy 2:5

    5 For there is one God, and one
mediator between God and men, the man
Christ Jesus;


Responsive Reading


Philipians 3:7-14,20,21

    7 But what things were gain to me,
those I counted loss for Christ.

    8 Yea doubtless, and I count all
things but loss for the excellency of
the knowledge of Christ Jesus my
Lord: for whom I have suffered the
loss of all things, and do count them
but dung, that I may win Christ,

    9 And be found in him, not having
mine own righteousness, which is of
the law, but that which is through
the faith of Christ, the
righteousness which is of God by
faith:

    10 That I may know him, and the
power of his resurrection, and the
fellowship of his sufferings, being
made conformable unto his death;

    11 If by any means I might attain
unto the resurrection of the dead.

    12 Not as though I had already
attained, either were already
perfect: but I follow after, if that
I may apprehend that for which also I
am apprehended of Christ Jesus.

    13 Brethren, I count not myself to
have apprehended: but this one thing I
do, forgetting those things which are
behind, and reaching forth unto those
things which are before,

    14 I press toward the mark for the
prize of the high calling of God in
Christ Jesus.

    20 For our conversation is in
heaven; from whence also we look for
the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:

    21 Who shall change our vile body,
that it may be fashioned like unto his
glorious body, according to the
working whereby he is able even to
subdue all things unto himself.


Section 1


Matthew 16:13-17

    13 #When Jesus came into the coasts
of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his
disciples, saying, Whom do men say
that I the Son of man am?

    14 And they said, Some say that
thou art John the Baptist: some,
Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one
of the prophets.

    15 He saith unto them, But whom say
ye that I am?

    16 And Simon Peter answered and
said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of
the living God.

    17 And Jesus answered and said unto
him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona:
for flesh and blood hath not revealed
it unto thee, but my Father which is
in heaven.

***
I John 2:22,23

    22 Who is a liar but he that
denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He
is antichrist, that denieth the
Father and the Son.

    23 Whosoever denieth the Son, the
same hath not the Father: [but] he
that acknowledgeth the Son hath the
Father also.

***
I Timothy 2:5

    5 For there is one God, and one
mediator between God and men, the man
Christ Jesus;

***
I John 5:1

    1 Whosoever believeth that Jesus
is the Christ is born of God: and
every one that loveth him that begat
loveth him also that is begotten of
him.

583:10 Chapter 17: Glossary
(CHRIST)

    CHRIST. The divine manifestation of God, which comes to the flesh to destroy incarnate error.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 25:31


    (Effective triumph)
    The divinity of the Christ was made manifest in the humanity of Jesus.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 26:10

    (Christ's demonstration)
    The Christ was the Spirit which Jesus implied in his own statements: "I am the way, the truth, and the life;" I and my Father are one." This Christ, or divinity of the man Jesus, was his divine nature, the godliness which animated him. Divine Truth, Life, and Love gave Jesus authority over sin, sickness, and death. His mission was to reveal the Science of celestial being, to prove what God is and what He does for man.

589:16 Chapter 17: Glossary
(JESUS)

    JESUS. The highest human corporeal concept of the divine idea, rebuking and destroying error and bringing to light man's immortality.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 482:19-22

(17) Question: Is it important to understand these explanations in order to heal the sick?
ADAM = Unreality as opposed to the great reality of spiritual existence and creation.
Topic: Probation after Death


    (Sonship of Jesus)
    Jesus was the highest human concept of the perfect man. He was inseparable from Christ, the Messiah, - the divine idea of God outside the flesh.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 332:23

  (- MORTAL MIND - The belief that life has a beginning and therefore an end)


    (-11- Christ Jesus)
    XI. Jesus was the son of a virgin. He was appointed to speak God's word and to appear to mortals in such a form of humanity as they could understand as well as perceive. Mary's conception of him was spiritual, for only purity could reflect Truth and Love, which were plainly incarnate in the good and pure Christ Jesus. He expressed the highest type of divinity, which a fleshly form could express in that age. Into the real and ideal man the fleshly element cannot enter. Thus it is that Christ illustrates the coincidence, or spiritual agreement, between God and man in His image.


Section 2


Matthew 22:41-45

    41 #While the Pharisees were
gathered together, Jesus asked them,

    42 Saying, What think ye of Christ?
whose son is he? They say unto him,
The Son of David.

    43 He saith unto them, How then
doth David in spirit call him Lord,
saying,

    44 The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit
thou on my right hand, till I make
thine enemies thy footstool?

    45 If David then call him Lord, how
is he his son?

***
John 8:56-58

    56 Your father Abraham rejoiced to
see my day: and he saw it, and was
glad.

    57 Then said the Jews unto him,
Thou art not yet fifty years old, and
hast thou seen Abraham?

    58 Jesus said unto them, Verily,
verily, I say unto you, Before
Abraham was, I am.

***
Hebrews 13:8

    8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday,
and to day, and for ever.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 333:16-9

  (- MORTAL MIND - A belief that life, substance, and intelligence are in and of matter)


    (-13- The divine Principle and idea)
    XIII. The advent of Jesus of Nazareth marked the first century of the Christian era, but the Christ is without beginning of years or end of days. Throughout all generations both before and after the Christian era, the Christ, as the spiritual idea, - the reflection of God, - has come with some measure of power and grace to all prepared to receive Christ, Truth. Abraham, Jacob, Moses, and the prophets caught glorious glimpses of the Messiah, or Christ, which baptized these seers in the divine nature, the essence of Love. The divine image, idea, or Christ was, is, and ever will be inseparable from the divine Principle, God. Jesus referred to this unity of his spiritual identity thus: "Before Abraham was, I am;" "I and my Father are one;" "My Father is greater than I." The one Spirit includes all identities.
    (-14- Spiritual oneness)
    XIV. By these sayings Jesus meant, not that the human Jesus was or is eternal, but that the divine idea or Christ was and is so and therefore antedated Abraham; not that the corporeal Jesus was one with the Father, but that the spiritual idea, Christ, dwells forever in the bosom of the Father, God, from which it illumines heaven and earth; not that the Father is greater than Spirit, which is God, but greater, infinitely greater, than the fleshly Jesus, whose earthly career was brief.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 38:24-26


    (Material pleasures)
    Jesus mapped out the path for others. He unveiled the Christ, the spiritual idea of divine Love.


Section 3


Hebrews 2:9,10,14,15

    9 But we see Jesus, who was made a
little lower than the angels for the
suffering of death, crowned with
glory and honour; that he by the
grace of God should taste death for
every man.

    10 For it became him, for whom are
all things, and by whom are all
things, in bringing many sons unto
glory, to make the captain of their
salvation perfect through sufferings.


    14 Forasmuch then as the children
are partakers of flesh and blood, he
also himself likewise took part of
the same; that through death he might
destroy him that had the power of
death, that is, the devil;

    15 And deliver them who through
fear of death were all their lifetime
subject to bondage.

***
II Timothy 1:7,9,10

    7 For God hath not given us the
spirit of fear; but of power, and of
love, and of a sound mind.

    9 Who hath saved us, and called us
with an holy calling, not according to
our works, but according to his own
purpose and grace, which was given us
in Christ Jesus before the world
began,

    10 But is now made manifest by the
appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ,
who hath abolished death, and hath
brought life and immortality to light
through the gospel:

***
Romans 8:2

    2 For the law of the Spirit of life
in Christ Jesus hath made me free
from the law of sin and death.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 324:32


    (Abiding in Life)
    Jesus said substantially, "He that believeth in me shall not see death." That is, he who perceives the true idea of Life loses his belief in death. He who has the true idea of good loses all sense of evil, and by reason of this is being ushered into the undying realities of Spirit. Such a one abideth in Life, - life obtained not of the body incapable of supporting life, but of Truth, unfolding its own immortal idea. Jesus gave the true idea of being, which results in infinite blessings to mortals.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 485:18-24

(19) Question: Is materiality the concomitant of spirituality, and is material sense a necessary preliminary to the understanding and expression of Spirit?
ADAM = An inverted image of Spirit.
Topic: Adam and Fallen Man


    (Scientific translations) Not death, but the understanding of Life, makes man immortal. The belief that life can be in matter or soul in body, and that man springs from dust or from an egg, is the result of the mortal error which Christ, or Truth, destroys by fulfilling the spiritual law of being, in which man is perfect, even as the "Father which is in heaven is perfect."

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 474:16

(13) Question: Is there no sin?
ADAM = The opposite of Spirit and His creations.
Topic: Reality


    (Divine fulfilment)
    If sin, sickness, and death are as real as Life, Truth, and Love, then they must all be from the same source; God must be their author. Now Jesus came to destroy sin, sickness, and death; yet the Scriptures aver, "I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil." Is it possible, then, to believe that the evils which Jesus lived to destroy are real or the offspring of the divine will?

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 493:28-11

(22b) Question: ...and show how it is to be healed?
ADAM = The usurper of Spirit's creation, called self-creative matter.
Topic: God the Preserver of Man


    (Mind destroys all ills)
    If Jesus awakened Lazarus from the dream, illusion, of death, this proved that the Christ could improve on a false sense. Who dares to doubt this consummate test of the power and willingness of divine Mind to hold man forever intact in his perfect state, and to govern man's entire action? Jesus said: "Destroy this temple [body], and in three days I [Mind] will raise it up;" and he did this for tired humanity's reassurance.
    (Inexhaustible divine Love)
    Is it not a species of infidelity to believe that so great a work as the Messiah's was done for himself or for God, who needed no help from Jesus' example to preserve the eternal harmony? But mortals did need this help, and Jesus pointed the way for them. Divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need.


Section 4


Matthew 24:3,4,27,37-42

    3 #And as he sat upon the mount of
Olives, the disciples came unto him
privately, saying, Tell us, when
shall these things be? and what shall
be the sign of thy coming, and of the
end of the world?

    4 And Jesus answered and said unto
them, Take heed that no man deceive
you.

    27 For as the lightning cometh out
of the east, and shineth even unto the
west; so shall also the coming of the
Son of man be.

    37 But as the days of Noe were, so
shall also the coming of the Son of
man be.

    38 For as in the days that were
before the flood they were eating and
drinking, marrying and giving in
marriage, until the day that Noe
entered into the ark,

    39 And knew not until the flood
came, and took them all away; so
shall also the coming of the Son of
man be.

    40 Then shall two be in the field;
the one shall be taken, and the other
left.

    41 Two women shall be grinding at
the mill; the one shall be taken, and
the other left.

    42 #Watch therefore: for ye know
not what hour your Lord doth come.

***
James 5:7,8

    7 Be patient therefore, brethren,
unto the coming of the Lord. Behold,
the husbandman waiteth for the
precious fruit of the earth, and hath
long patience for it, until he
receive the early and latter rain.

    8 Be ye also patient; stablish your
hearts: for the coming of the Lord
draweth nigh.

***
John 4:23

    23 But the hour cometh, and now is,
when the true worshippers shall
worship the Father in spirit and in
truth: for the Father seeketh such to
worship him.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 347:14-25


    (Essential element of Christianity)
    Christ, as the spiritual or true idea of God, comes now as of old, preaching the gospel to the poor, healing the sick, and casting out evils. Is it error which is restoring an essential element of Christianity, - namely, apostolic, divine healing? No; it is the Science of Christianity which is restoring it, and is the light shining in darkness, which the darkness comprehends not.
    If Christian Science takes away the popular gods, - sin, sickness, and death, - it is Christ, Truth, who destroys these evils, and so proves their nothingness.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 230:1


    (Sickness from mortal mind)
    If sickness is real, it belongs to immortality; if true, it is a part of Truth. Would you attempt with drugs, or without, to destroy a quality or condition of Truth? But if sickness and sin are illusions, the awakening from this mortal dream, or illusion, will bring us into health, holiness, and immortality. This awakening is the forever coming of Christ, the advanced appearing of Truth, which casts out error and heals the sick. This is the salvation which comes through God, the divine Principle, Love, as demonstrated by Jesus.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 34:29-32


    (The last breakfast)
    What a contrast between our Lord's last supper and his last spiritual breakfast with his disciples in the bright morning hours at the joyful meeting on the shore of the Galilean Sea!

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 35:10-14

    This spiritual meeting with our Lord in the dawn of a new light is the morning meal which Christian Scientists commemorate. They bow before Christ, Truth, to receive more of his reappearing and silently to commune with the divine Principle, Love.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 150:4


    (The main purpose)
    To-day the healing power of Truth is widely demonstrated as an immanent, eternal Science, instead of a phenomenal exhibition. Its appearing is the coming anew of the gospel of "on earth peace, good-will toward men." This coming, as was promised by the Master, is for its establishment as a permanent dispensation among men; but the mission of Christian Science now, as in the time of its earlier demonstration, is not primarily one of physical healing. Now, as then, signs and wonders are wrought in the metaphysical healing of physical disease; but these signs are only to demonstrate its divine origin, - to attest the reality of the higher mission of the Christ-power to take away the sins of the world.


Section 5


Galatians 3:26-28

    26 For ye are all the children of
God by faith in Christ Jesus.

    27 For as many of you as have been
baptized into Christ have put on
Christ.

    28 There is neither Jew nor Greek,
there is neither bond nor free, there
is neither male nor female: for ye
are all one in Christ Jesus.

***
Ephesians 2:10

    10 For we are his workmanship,
created in Christ Jesus unto good
works, which God hath before ordained
that we should walk in them.

***
Colossians 1:27,28

    27 To whom God would make known
what is the riches of the glory of
this mystery among the Gentiles;
which is Christ in you, the hope of
glory:

    28 Whom we preach, warning every
man, and teaching every man in all
wisdom; that we may present every man
perfect in Christ Jesus:

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 259:6-21


    (God's man discerned)
    In divine Science, man is the true image of God. The divine nature was best expressed in Christ Jesus, who threw upon mortals the truer reflection of God and lifted their lives higher than their poor thought-models would allow, - thoughts which presented man as fallen, sick, sinning, and dying. The Christlike understanding of scientific being and divine healing includes a perfect Principle and idea, - perfect God and perfect man, - as the basis of thought and demonstration.
    (The divine image not lost)
    If man was once perfect but has now lost his perfection, then mortals have never beheld in man the reflex image of God. The lost image is no image. The true likeness cannot be lost in divine reflection. Understanding this, Jesus said: "Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect."

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 326:3-5


    (Loving God supremely)
    If we wish to follow Christ, Truth, it must be in the way of God's appointing. Jesus said, "He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also."

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 327:29

    (Moral courage) Reason is the most active human faculty. Let that inform the sentiments and awaken the man's dormant sense of moral obligation, and by degrees he will learn the nothingness of the pleasures of human sense and the grandeur and bliss of a spiritual sense, which silences the material or corporeal. Then he not only will be saved, but is saved.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 55:15-21


    (Injustice to the Saviour)
    Truth's immortal idea is sweeping down the centuries, gathering beneath its wings the sick and sinning. My weary hope tries to realize that happy day, when man shall recognize the Science of Christ and love his neighbor as himself, - when he shall realize God's omnipotence and the healing power of the divine Love in what it has done and is doing for mankind.

Subheadings in this lesson

09 1 - Effective triumph
09 1 - Christ's demonstration
09 1 - Sonship of Jesus
09 1 - -11- Christ Jesus
09 2 - -13- The divine Principle and idea
09 2 - -14- Spiritual oneness
09 2 - Material pleasures
09 3 - Abiding in Life
09 3 - Scientific translations
09 3 - Divine fulfilment
09 3 - Mind destroys all ills
09 3 - Inexhaustible divine Love
09 4 - Essential element of Christianity
09 4 - Sickness from mortal mind
09 4 - The last breakfast
09 4 - The main purpose
09 5 - God's man discerned
09 5 - The divine image not lost
09 5 - Loving God supremely
09 5 - Moral courage
09 5 - Injustice to the Saviour


February 26,1899

Subject: 10

MAN.

oo2o



-- Golden Text --

II Corinthians 4:16

    16 For which cause we faint not;
but though our outward man perish,
yet the inward man is renewed day by
day.


Responsive Reading


Ephesians 4:17,18,20-25,29,31,32

    17 This I say therefore, and
testify in the Lord, that ye
henceforth walk not as other Gentiles
walk, in the vanity of their mind,

    18 Having the understanding
darkened, being alienated from the
life of God through the ignorance
that is in them, because of the
blindness of their heart:

    20 But ye have not so learned
Christ;

    21 If so be that ye have heard him,
and have been taught by him, as the
truth is in Jesus:

    22 That ye put off concerning the
former conversation the old man,
which is corrupt according to the
deceitful lusts;

    23 And be renewed in the spirit of
your mind;

    24 And that ye put on the new man,
which after God is created in
righteousness and true holiness.

    25 Wherefore putting away lying,
speak every man truth with his
neighbour: for we are members one of
another.

    29 Let no corrupt communication
proceed out of your mouth, but that
which is good to the use of edifying,
that it may minister grace unto the
hearers.

    31 Let all bitterness, and wrath,
and anger, and clamour, and evil
speaking, be put away from you, with
all malice:

    32 And be ye kind one to another,
tenderhearted, forgiving one another,
even as God for Christ's sake hath
forgiven you.


Section 1


Genesis 1:26,27

    26 #And God said, Let us make man
in our image, after our likeness: and
let them have dominion over the fish
of the sea, and over the fowl of the
air, and over the cattle, and over
all the earth, and over every
creeping thing that creepeth upon the
earth.

    27 So God created man in his own
image, in the image of God created he
him; male and female created he them.

***
Matthew 5:48

    48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as
your Father which is in heaven is
perfect.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 475:5-22

(14) Question: What is man?
ADAM = That which is not the image and likeness of good, but a material belief, opposed to the one Mind, or Spirit.
Topic: Unreality


    (Fleshly factors unreal)
    Question. - What is man?
    Answer. - Man is not matter; he is not made up of brain, blood, bones, and other material elements. The Scriptures inform us that man is made in the image and likeness of God. Matter is not that likeness. The likeness of Spirit cannot be so unlike Spirit. Man is spiritual and perfect; and because he is spiritual and perfect, he must be so understood in Christian Science. Man is idea, the image, of Love; he is not physique. He is the compound idea of God, including all right ideas; the generic term for all that reflects God's image and likeness; the conscious identity of being as found in Science, in which man is the reflection of God, or Mind, and therefore is eternal; that which has no separate mind from God; that which has not a single quality underived from Deity; that which possesses no life, intelligence, nor creative power of his own, but reflects spiritually all that belongs to his Maker.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 525:12-16


    (Definitions of man) The following translation is from the Icelandic:-



    (No baneful creation)
    And God said, Let us make man after our mind and our likeness; and God shaped man after His mind; after God's mind shaped He him; and He shaped them male and female.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 302:19


    (Definition of man)
    The Science of being reveals man as perfect, even as the Father is perfect, because the Soul, or Mind, of the spiritual man is God, the divine Principle of all being, and because this real man is governed by Soul instead of sense, by the law of Spirit, not by the so-called laws of matter.

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 63:5


    (Spiritual origin)
    In Science man is the offspring of Spirit. The beautiful, good, and pure constitute his ancestry. His origin is not, like that of mortals, in brute instinct, nor does he pass through material conditions prior to reaching intelligence. Spirit is his primitive and ultimate source of being; God is his Father, and Life is the law of his being.


Section 2


Genesis 4:8

    8 And Cain talked with Abel his
brother: and it came to pass, when
they were in the field, that Cain
rose up against Abel his brother, and
slew him.

***
John 8:44

    44 Ye are of your father the devil,
and the lusts of your father ye will
do. He was a murderer from the
beginning, and abode not in the
truth, because there is no truth in
him. When he speaketh a lie, he
speaketh of his own: for he is a
liar, and the father of it.

***
Romans 7:18,24,25

    18 For I know that in me (that is,
in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing:
for to will is present with me; but
how to perform that which is good I
find not.

    24 O wretched man that I am! who
shall deliver me from the body of
this death?

    25 I thank God through Jesus Christ
our Lord. So then with the mind I
myself serve the law of God; but with
the flesh the law of sin.
Romans 8:5-8

    5 For they that are after the flesh
do mind the things of the flesh; but
they that are after the Spirit the
things of the Spirit.

    6 For to be carnally minded is
death; but to be spiritually minded
is life and peace.

    7 Because the carnal mind is enmity
against God: for it is not subject to
the law of God, neither indeed can
be.

    8 So then they that are in the
flesh cannot please God.

***
II Corinthians 5:6,8

    6 Therefore we are always
confident, knowing that, whilst we
are at home in the body, we are
absent from the Lord:

    8 We are confident, I say, and
willing rather to be absent from the
body, and to be present with the
Lord.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 538:23-3


    (Erroneous conception)
    Genesis iv. 1. And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the Lord [Jehovah].



    This account is given, not of immortal man, but of mortal man, and of sin which is temporal. As both mortal man and sin have a beginning, they must consequently have an end, while the sinless, real man is eternal. Eve's declaration, "I have gotten a man from the Lord," supposes God to be the author of sin and sin's progeny. This false sense of existence is fratricidal. In the words of Jesus, it (evil, devil) is "a murderer from the beginning."

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 478:24-7

(16) Question: Does brain think, and do nerves feel, and is there intelligence in matter?
ADAM = A product of nothing as the mimicry of something.
Topic: Doctrine of Atonement


    (Harmonious functions)
    From beginning to end, whatever is mortal is composed of material human beliefs and of nothing else. That only is real which reflects God. St. Paul said, "But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by His grace, . . . I conferred not with flesh and blood."
    (Immortal birthright)
    Mortal man is really a self-contradictory phrase, for man is not mortal, "neither indeed can be;" man is immortal. If a child is the offspring of physical sense and not of Soul, the child must have a material, not a spiritual origin. With what truth, then, could the Scriptural rejoicing be uttered by any mother, "I have gotten a man from the Lord"? On the contrary, if aught comes from God, it cannot be mortal and material; it must be immortal and spiritual.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 337:22-24

  (- MORTAL MIND - Death)


    (-27- True idea of man)
    The visible universe and material man are the poor counterfeits of the invisible universe and spiritual man.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 216:28-1


    (Personal identity)
    When you say, "Man's body is material," I say with Paul: Be "willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord." Give up your material belief of mind in matter, and have but one Mind, even God; for this Mind forms its own likeness.


Section 3


Ezekiel 14:16-20

    16 Though these three men were in
it, as I live, saith the Lord God,
they shall deliver neither sons nor
daughters; they only shall be
delivered, but the land shall be
desolate.

    17 #Or if I bring a sword upon that
land, and say, Sword, go through the
land; so that I cut off man and beast
from it:

    18 Though these three men were in
it, as I live, saith the Lord God,
they shall deliver neither sons nor
daughters, but they only shall be
delivered themselves.

    19 #Or if I send a pestilence into
that land, and pour out my fury upon
it in blood, to cut off from it man
and beast:

    20 Though Noah, Daniel, and Job,
were in it, as I live, saith the Lord
God, they shall deliver neither son
nor daughter; they shall but deliver
their own souls by their
righteousness.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 265:16-20


    (Mortal birth and death)
    The senses represent birth as untimely and death as irresistible, as if man were a weed growing apace or a flower withered by the sun and nipped by untimely frosts; but this is true only of a mortal, not of a man in God's image and likeness.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 293:32-18


    (Instruments of error)
    The five physical senses are the avenues and instruments of human error, and they correspond with error. These senses indicate the common human belief, that life, substance, and intelligence are a unison of matter with Spirit. This is pantheism, and carries within itself the seeds of all error.
    If man is both mind and matter, the loss of one finger would take away some quality and quantity of the man, for matter and man would be one.
    (Mortal verdict)
    The belief that matter thinks, sees, or feels is not more real than the belief that matter enjoys and suffers. This mortal belief, misnamed man, is error, saying: "Matter has intelligence and sensation. Nerves feel. Brain thinks and sins. The stomach can make a man cross. Injury can cripple and matter can kill man." This verdict of the so-called material senses victimizes mortals, taught, as they are by physiology and pathology, to revere false testimony, even the errors that are destroyed by Truth through spiritual sense and Science.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 301:23

    (Inverted images and ideas)
    Mortal man seems to himself to be material substance, while man is "image" (idea). Delusion, sin, disease, and death arise from the false testimony of material sense, which, from a supposed standpoint outside the focal distance of infinite Spirit, presents an inverted image of Mind and substance with everything turned upside down.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 543:8-15


    (Dwelling in dreamland)
    In divine Science, the material man is shut out from the presence of God. The five corporeal senses cannot take cognizance of Spirit. They cannot come into His presence, and must dwell in dream-land, until mortals arrive at the understanding that material life, with all its sin, sickness, and death, is an illusion, against which divine Science is engaged in a warfare of extermination.


Section 4


Proverbs 8:22,23

    22 The Lord possessed me in the
beginning of his way, before his
works of old.

    23 I was set up from everlasting,
from the beginning, or ever the earth
was.

***
Colossians 3:9,10

    9 Lie not one to another, seeing
that ye have put off the old man with
his deeds;

    10 And have put on the new man,
which is renewed in knowledge after
the image of him that created him:

***
Luke 17:20,21

    20 #And when he was demanded of the
Pharisees, when the kingdom of God
should come, he answered them and
said, The kingdom of God cometh not
with observation:

    21 Neither shall they say, Lo here!
or, lo there! for, behold, the
kingdom of God is within you.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 344:1


    (Strong position)
    It is objected to Christian Science that it claims God as the only absolute Life and Soul, and man to be His idea, - that is, His image. It should be added that this is claimed to represent the normal, healthful, and sinless condition of man in divine Science, and that this claim is made because the Scriptures say that God has created man in His own image and after His likeness. Is it sacrilegious to assume that God's likeness is not found in matter, sin, sickness, and death?

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 296:9


    (Scientific purgation)
    The old man with his deeds must be put off. Nothing sensual or sinful is immortal. The death of a false material sense and of sin, not the death of organic matter, is what reveals man and Life, harmonious, real, and eternal.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 300:9

    (Old and new man)
    So far as the scientific statement as to man is understood, it can be proved and will bring to light the true reflection of God - the real man, or the new man (as St. Paul has it).

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 576:18(begin What)


    (The shrine celestial) What further indication need we of the real man's incorporeality than this, that John saw heaven and earth with "no temple [body] therein"? This kingdom of God "is within you," - is within reach of man's consciousness here, and the spiritual idea reveals it. In divine Science, man possesses this recognition of harmony consciously in proportion to his understanding of God.


Section 5


Galatians 1:1,4

    1 Paul, an apostle, (not of men,
neither by man, but by Jesus Christ,
and God the Father, who raised him
from the dead;)

    4 Who gave himself for our sins,
that he might deliver us from this
present evil world, according to the
will of God and our Father:
Galatians 2:20

    20 I am crucified with Christ:
nevertheless I live; yet not I, but
Christ liveth in me: and the life
which I now live in the flesh I live
by the faith of the Son of God, who
loved me, and gave himself for me.

***
II Corinthians 5:16,17

    16 Wherefore henceforth know we no
man after the flesh: yea, though we
have known Christ after the flesh,
yet now henceforth know we him no
more.

    17 Therefore if any man be in
Christ, he is a new creature: old
things are passed away; behold, all
things are become new.

***
Philipians 3:15,20,21

    15 Let us therefore, as many as be
perfect, be thus minded: and if in any
thing ye be otherwise minded, God
shall reveal even this unto you.

    20 For our conversation is in
heaven; from whence also we look for
the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:

    21 Who shall change our vile body,
that it may be fashioned like unto his
glorious body, according to the
working whereby he is able even to
subdue all things unto himself.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 482:19-23

(17) Question: Is it important to understand these explanations in order to heal the sick?
ADAM = Unreality as opposed to the great reality of spiritual existence and creation.
Topic: Probation after Death


    (Sonship of Jesus)
    Jesus was the highest human concept of the perfect man. He was inseparable from Christ, the Messiah, - the divine idea of God outside the flesh. This enabled Jesus to demonstrate his control over matter.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 476:28-7

(14) Question: What is man?
ADAM = That which is not the image and likeness of good, but a material belief, opposed to the one Mind, or Spirit.
Topic: Unreality


    (The kingdom within)
    When speaking of God's children, not the children of men, Jesus said, "The kingdom of God is within you;" that is, Truth and Love reign in the real man, showing that man in God's image is unfallen and eternal. Jesus beheld in Science the perfect man, who appeared to him where sinning mortal man appears to mortals. In this perfect man the Saviour saw God's own likeness, and this correct view of man healed the sick. Thus Jesus taught that the kingdom of God is intact, universal, and that man is pure and holy. Man is not a material habitation for Soul; he is himself spiritual.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 42:19


    (Death outdone) The belief that man has existence or mind separate from God is a dying error. This error Jesus met with divine Science and proved its nothingness. Because of the wondrous glory which God bestowed on His anointed, temptation, sin, sickness, and death had no terror for Jesus. Let men think they had killed the body! Afterwards he would show it to them unchanged. This demonstrates that in Christian Science the true man is governed by God - by good, not evil - and is therefore not a mortal but an immortal. Jesus had taught his disciples the Science of this proof. He was here to enable them to test his still uncomprehended saying, "He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also." They must understand more fully his Life-principle by casting out error, healing the sick, and raising the dead, even as they did understand it after his bodily departure.


Section 6


Revelation 21:7

    7 He that overcometh shall inherit
all things; and I will be his God, and
he shall be my son.

***
Psalm 92:12,13

    12 The righteous shall flourish
like the palm tree: he shall grow
like a cedar in Lebanon.

    13 Those that be planted in the
house of the Lord shall flourish in
the courts of our God.

***
II Corinthians 4:16

    16 For which cause we faint not;
but though our outward man perish,
yet the inward man is renewed day by
day.

***
Ephesians 4:7,13

    7 But unto every one of us is given
grace according to the measure of the
gift of Christ.

    13 Till we all come in the unity of
the faith, and of the knowledge of
the Son of God, unto a perfect man,
unto the measure of the stature of
the fulness of Christ:

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 202:3-14


    (The uses of truth)
    The scientific unity which exists between God and man must be wrought out in life-practice, and God's will must be universally done.
    (Divine study)
    If men would bring to bear upon the study of the Science of Mind half the faith they bestow upon the so-called pains and pleasures of material sense, they would not go on from bad to worse, until disciplined by the prison and the scaffold; but the whole human family would be redeemed through the merits of Christ, - through the perception and acceptance of Truth. For this glorious result Christian Science lights the torch of spiritual understanding.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 264:28


    (Spiritual proofs of existence)
    When we learn the way in Christian Science and recognize man's spiritual being, we shall behold and understand God's creation, - all the glories of earth and heaven and man.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 231:30


    (Superiority to sickness and sin)
    Man, governed by his Maker, having no other Mind, - planted on the Evangelist's statement that "all things were made by Him [the Word of God]; and without Him was not anything made that was made," - can triumph over sin, sickness, and death.

Subheadings in this lesson

10 1 - Fleshly factors unreal
10 1 - Definitions of man
10 1 - No baneful creation
10 1 - Definition of man
10 1 - Spiritual origin
10 2 - Erroneous conception
10 2 - Harmonious functions
10 2 - Immortal birthright
10 2 - -27- True idea of man
10 2 - Personal identity
10 3 - Mortal birth and death
10 3 - Instruments of error
10 3 - Mortal verdict
10 3 - Inverted images and ideas
10 3 - Dwelling in dreamland
10 4 - Strong position
10 4 - Scientific purgation
10 4 - Old and new man
10 4 - The shrine celestial
10 5 - Sonship of Jesus
10 5 - The kingdom within
10 5 - Death outdone
10 6 - The uses of truth
10 6 - Divine study
10 6 - Spiritual proofs of existence
10 6 - Superiority to sickness and sin


March 5,1899

Subject: 11

SUBSTANCE.

o2oo



-- Golden Text --

II Corinthians 5:1

    1 For we know that if our earthly
house of this tabernacle were
dissolved, we have a building of God,
an house not made with hands, eternal
in the heavens.


Responsive Reading


Isaiah 6

CHAPTER 6

    1 In the year that king Uzziah
died I saw also the Lord sitting upon
a throne, high and lifted up, and his
train filled the temple.

    2 Above it stood the seraphims:
each one had six wings; with twain he
covered his face, and with twain he
covered his feet, and with twain he
did fly.

    3 And one cried unto another, and
said, Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord
of hosts: the whole earth is full of
his glory.

    4 And the posts of the door moved
at the voice of him that cried, and
the house was filled with smoke.

    5 #Then said I, Woe is me! for I am
undone; because I am a man of unclean
lips, and I dwell in the midst of a
people of unclean lips: for mine eyes
have seen the King, the Lord of
hosts.

    6 Then flew one of the seraphims
unto me, having a live coal in his
hand, which he had taken with the
tongs from off the altar:

    7 And he laid it upon my mouth, and
said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips;
and thine iniquity is taken away, and
thy sin purged.

    8 Also I heard the voice of the
Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and
who will go for us? Then said I, Here
am I; send me.

    9 #And he said, Go, and tell this
people, Hear ye indeed, but
understand not; and see ye indeed,
but perceive not.

    10 Make the heart of this people
fat, and make their ears heavy, and
shut their eyes; lest they see with
their eyes, and hear with their ears,
and understand with their heart, and
convert, and be healed.

    11 Then said I, Lord, how long? And
he answered, Until the cities be
wasted without inhabitant, and the
houses without man, and the land be
utterly desolate,

    12 And the Lord have removed men
far away, and there be a great
forsaking in the midst of the land.

    13 #But yet in it shall be a tenth,
and it shall return, and shall be
eaten: as a teil tree, and as an oak,
whose substance is in them, when they
cast their leaves: so the holy seed
shall be the substance thereof.


Section 1


Hebrews 11:1,2,8-10

    1 Now faith is the substance of
things hoped for, the evidence of
things not seen.

    2 For by it the elders obtained a
good report.

    8 By faith Abraham, when he was
called to go out into a place which
he should after receive for an
inheritance, obeyed; and he went out,
not knowing whither he went.

    9 By faith he sojourned in the land
of promise, as in a strange country,
dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac
and Jacob, the heirs with him of the
same promise:

    10 For he looked for a city which
hath foundations, whose builder and
maker is God.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 468:16-24

(07) Question: What is Substance?
ADAM = A belief in intelligent matter, finiteness, and mortality.
Topic: Soul


    (Spiritual synonyms)
    Question. - What is substance?
    Answer. - Substance is that which is eternal and incapable of discord and decay. Truth, Life, and Love are substance, as the Scriptures use this word in Hebrews: "The substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." Spirit, the synonym of Mind, Soul, or God, is the only real substance. The spiritual universe, including individual man, is a compound idea, reflecting the divine substance of Spirit.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 349:31


    (Substance spiritual)
    In Christian Science, substance is understood to be Spirit, while the opponents of Christian Science believe substance to be matter. They think of matter as something and almost the only thing, and of the things which pertain to Spirit as next to nothing, or as very far removed from daily experience. Christian Science takes exactly the opposite view.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 335:7

  (- MORTAL MIND - Idolatry)


    (-18- The only substance)
    XVIII. Spirit, God, has created all in and of Himself. Spirit never created matter. There is nothing in Spirit out of which matter could be made, for, as the Bible declares, without the Logos, the Aeon or Word of God, "was not anything made that was made." Spirit is the only substance, the invisible and indivisible infinite God. Things spiritual and eternal are substantial. Things material and temporal are insubstantial.


Section 2


John 6:63

    63 It is the spirit that
quickeneth; the flesh profiteth
nothing: the words that I speak unto
you, they are spirit, and they are
life.

***
Romans 8:5

    5 For they that are after the flesh
do mind the things of the flesh; but
they that are after the Spirit the
things of the Spirit.
Romans 9:8

    8 That is, They which are the
children of the flesh, these are not
the children of God: but the children
of the promise are counted for the
seed.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 257:12-15


    (Matter is not substance)
    Mind creates His own likeness in ideas, and the substance of an idea is very far from being the supposed substance of non-intelligent matter. Hence the Father Mind is not the father of matter.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 301:5-29


    (The divine reflection)
    Few persons comprehend what Christian Science means by the word reflection. To himself, mortal and material man seems to be substance, but his sense of substance involves error and therefore is material, temporal.
    On the other hand, the immortal, spiritual man is really substantial, and reflects the eternal substance, or Spirit, which mortals hope for. He reflects the divine, which constitutes the only real and eternal entity. This reflection seems to mortal sense transcendental, because the spiritual man's substantiality transcends mortal vision and is revealed only through divine Science.
    (Inverted images and ideas)
    As God is substance and man is the divine image and likeness, man should wish for, and in reality has, only the substance of good, the substance of Spirit, not matter. The belief that man has any other substance, or mind, is not spiritual and breaks the First Commandment, Thou shalt have one God, one Mind. Mortal man seems to himself to be material substance, while man is "image" (idea). Delusion, sin, disease, and death arise from the false testimony of material sense, which, from a supposed standpoint outside the focal distance of infinite Spirit, presents an inverted image of Mind and substance with everything turned upside down.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 302:14

    (Definition of man)
    Continuing our definition of man, let us remember that harmonious and immortal man has existed forever, and is always beyond and above the mortal illusion of any life, substance, and intelligence as existent in matter. This statement is based on fact, not fable. The Science of being reveals man as perfect, even as the Father is perfect, because the Soul, or Mind, of the spiritual man is God, the divine Principle of all being, and because this real man is governed by Soul instead of sense, by the law of Spirit, not by the so-called laws of matter.


Section 3


Galatians 3:16-19,29

    16 Now to Abraham and his seed were
the promises made. He saith not, And
to seeds, as of many; but as of one,
And to thy seed, which is Christ.

    17 And this I say, that the
covenant, that was confirmed before
of God in Christ, the law, which was
four hundred and thirty years after,
cannot disannul, that it should make
the promise of none effect.

    18 For if the inheritance be of the
law, it is no more of promise: but
God gave it to Abraham by promise.

    19 Wherefore then serveth the law?
It was added because of
transgressions, till the seed should
come to whom the promise was made;
and it was ordained by angels in the
hand of a mediator.

    29 And if ye be Christ's, then are
ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according
to the promise.
Galatians 4:28,29

    28 Now we, brethren, as Isaac was,
are the children of promise.

    29 But as then he that was born
after the flesh persecuted him that
was born after the Spirit, even so it
is now.

***
Isaiah 6:11-13

    11 Then said I, Lord, how long? And
he answered, Until the cities be
wasted without inhabitant, and the
houses without man, and the land be
utterly desolate,

    12 And the Lord have removed men
far away, and there be a great
forsaking in the midst of the land.

    13 #But yet in it shall be a tenth,
and it shall return, and shall be
eaten: as a teil tree, and as an oak,
whose substance is in them, when they
cast their leaves: so the holy seed
shall be the substance thereof.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 535:1


    (Bruising sin's head)
    The seed of Truth and the seed of error, of belief and of understanding, - yea, the seed of Spirit and the seed of matter, - are the wheat and tares which time will separate, the one to be burned, the other to be garnered into heavenly places.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 55:21


    (Injustice to the Saviour)
    The promises will be fulfilled. The time for the reappearing of the divine healing is throughout all time; and whosoever layeth his earthly all on the altar of divine Science, drinketh of Christ's cup now, and is endued with the spirit and power of Christian healing.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 562:24


    (Travail and joy)
    Also the spiritual idea is typified by a woman in travail, waiting to be delivered of her sweet promise, but remembering no more her sorrow for joy that the birth goes on; for great is the idea, and the travail portentous.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 565:18-22

    (The conflict with purity)
    This immaculate idea, represented first by man and, according to the Revelator, last by woman, will baptize with fire; and the fiery baptism will burn up the chaff of error with the fervent heat of Truth and Love, melting and purifying even the gold of human character.


Section 4


Romans 4:13,14

    13 For the promise, that he should
be the heir of the world, was not to
Abraham, or to his seed, through the
law, but through the righteousness of
faith.

    14 For if they which are of the law
be heirs, faith is made void, and the
promise made of none effect:

***
Galatians 3:2,5

    2 This only would I learn of you,
Received ye the Spirit by the works
of the law, or by the hearing of
faith?

    5 He therefore that ministereth to
you the Spirit, and worketh miracles
among you, doeth he it by the works
of the law, or by the hearing of
faith?

***
Romans 5:1,2

    1 Therefore being justified by
faith, we have peace with God through
our Lord Jesus Christ:

    2 By whom also we have access by
faith into this grace wherein we
stand, and rejoice in hope of the
glory of God.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 297:20-24


    (Faith higher than belief)
    Faith is higher and more spiritual than belief. It is a chrysalis state of human thought, in which spiritual evidence, contradicting the testimony of material sense, begins to appear, and Truth, the ever-present, is becoming understood.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 279:3

    (Substance is Spirit)
    A New Testament writer plainly describes faith, a quality of mind, as "the substance of things hoped for."

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 329:12

    (Imitation of Jesus)
    In Science we can use only what we understand. We must prove our faith by demonstration.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 209:31


    (Spiritual translation)
    Spiritual sense is a conscious, constant capacity to understand God. It shows the superiority of faith by works over faith in words. Its ideas are expressed only in "new tongues;" and these are interpreted by the translation of the spiritual original into the language which human thought can comprehend.


Section 5


Psalm 119:137,142

    137 Righteous art thou, O Lord, and
upright are thy judgments.

    142 Thy righteousness is an
everlasting righteousness, and thy
law is the truth.

***
I John 2:24,29

    24 Let that therefore abide in you,
which ye have heard from the
beginning. If that which ye have
heard from the beginning shall remain
in you, ye also shall continue in the
Son, and in the Father.

    29 If ye know that he is righteous,
ye know that every one that doeth
righteousness is born of him.

***
Romans 5:17,19,21

    17 For if by one man's offence
death reigned by one; much more they
which receive abundance of grace and
of the gift of righteousness shall
reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)

    19 For as by one man's disobedience
many were made sinners, so by the
obedience of one shall many be made
righteous.

    21 That as sin hath reigned unto
death, even so might grace reign
through righteousness unto eternal
life by Jesus Christ our Lord.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 203:3


    (Sure reward of righteousness)
    In the Science of Christianity, Mind - omnipotence - has all-power, assigns sure rewards to righteousness, and shows that matter can neither heal nor make sick, create nor destroy.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 206:10

    (Will-power unrighteous)
    Will-power is capable of all evil. It can never heal the sick, for it is the prayer of the unrighteous; while the exercise of the sentiments - hope, faith, love - is the prayer of the righteous. This prayer, governed by Science instead of the senses, heals the sick.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 40:31


    (Within the veil)
    The nature of Christianity is peaceful and blessed, but in order to enter into the kingdom, the anchor of hope must be cast beyond the veil of matter into the Shekinah into which Jesus has passed before us; and this advance beyond matter must come through the joys and triumphs of the righteous as well as through their sorrows and afflictions. Like our Master, we must depart from material sense into the spiritual sense of being.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 242:25


    (Divided vestments) The divine Science of man is woven into one web of consistency without seam or rent. Mere speculation or superstition appropriates no part of the divine vesture, while inspiration restores every part of the Christly garment of righteousness.


Section 6


Hebrews 10:19-23,34

    19 Having therefore, brethren,
boldness to enter into the holiest by
the blood of Jesus,

    20 By a new and living way, which
he hath consecrated for us, through
the veil, that is to say, his flesh;

    21 And having an high priest over
the house of God;

    22 Let us draw near with a true
heart in full assurance of faith,
having our hearts sprinkled from an
evil conscience, and our bodies
washed with pure water.

    23 Let us hold fast the profession
of our faith without wavering; (for he
is faithful that promised;)

    34 For ye had compassion of me in
my bonds, and took joyfully the
spoiling of your goods, knowing in
yourselves that ye have in heaven a
better and an enduring substance.

***
I John 2:25

    25 And this is the promise that he
hath promised us, even eternal life.

***
Romans 6:22

    22 But now being made free from
sin, and become servants to God, ye
have your fruit unto holiness, and
the end everlasting life.

***
II Corinthians 5:1

    1 For we know that if our earthly
house of this tabernacle were
dissolved, we have a building of God,
an house not made with hands, eternal
in the heavens.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 480:1

(16) Question: Does brain think, and do nerves feel, and is there intelligence in matter?
ADAM = A product of nothing as the mimicry of something.
Topic: Doctrine of Atonement


    (Spiritual reflection) When the substance of Spirit appears in Christian Science, the nothingness of matter is recognized. Where the spirit of God is, and there is no place where God is not, evil becomes nothing, - the opposite of the something of Spirit. If there is no spiritual reflection, then there remains only the darkness of vacuity and not a trace of heavenly tints.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 354:1


    (Christian warfare)
    Are the protests of Christian Science against the notion that there can be material life, substance, or mind "utter falsities and absurdities," as some aver? Why then do Christians try to obey the Scriptures and war against "the world, the flesh, and the devil"? Why do they invoke the divine aid to enable them to leave all for Christ, Truth? Why do they use this phraseology, and yet deny Christian Science, when it teaches precisely this thought? The words of divine Science find their immortality in deeds, for their Principle heals the sick and spiritualizes humanity.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 311:26


    (Soul impeccable)
    The objects cognized by the physical senses have not the reality of substance. They are only what mortal belief calls them. Matter, sin, and mortality lose all supposed consciousness or claim to life or existence, as mortals lay off a false sense of life, substance, and intelligence. But the spiritual, eternal man is not touched by these phases of mortality.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 289:4

    (The Christ-element)
    The belief that life and sensation are in the body should be overcome by the understanding of what constitutes man as the image of God. Then Spirit will have overcome the flesh.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 125:31


    (Mortal nothingness)
    Thus matter will finally be proved nothing more than a mortal belief, wholly inadequate to affect a man through its supposed organic action or supposed existence. Error will be no longer used in stating truth. The problem of nothingness, or "dust to dust," will be solved, and mortal mind will be without form and void, for mortality will cease when man beholds himself God's reflection, even as man sees his reflection in a glass.

Subheadings in this lesson

11 1 - Spiritual synonyms
11 1 - Substance spiritual
11 1 - -18- The only substance
11 2 - Matter is not substance
11 2 - The divine reflection
11 2 - Inverted images and ideas
11 2 - Definition of man
11 3 - Bruising sin's head
11 3 - Injustice to the Saviour
11 3 - Travail and joy
11 3 - The conflict with purity
11 4 - Faith higher than belief
11 4 - Substance is Spirit
11 4 - Imitation of Jesus
11 4 - Spiritual translation
11 5 - Sure reward of righteousness
11 5 - Will-power unrighteous
11 5 - Within the veil
11 5 - Divided vestments
11 6 - Spiritual reflection
11 6 - Christian warfare
11 6 - Soul impeccable
11 6 - The Christ-element
11 6 - Mortal nothingness


March 12,1899

Subject: 12

MATTER.

2ooo



-- Golden Text --

I John 2:16,17

    16 For all that is in the world,
the lust of the flesh, and the lust
of the eyes, and the pride of life,
is not of the Father, but is of the
world.

    17 And the world passeth away, and
the lust thereof: but he that doeth
the will of God abideth for ever.



Responsive Reading


I Peter 2:1-9,11,12,25

    1 Wherefore laying aside all
malice, and all guile, and
hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil
speakings,

    2 As newborn babes, desire the
sincere milk of the word, that ye may
grow thereby:

    3 If so be ye have tasted that the
Lord is gracious.

    4 To whom coming, as unto a living
stone, disallowed indeed of men, but
chosen of God, and precious,

    5 Ye also, as lively stones, are
built up a spiritual house, an holy
priesthood, to offer up spiritual
sacrifices, acceptable to God by
Jesus Christ.

    6 Wherefore also it is contained in
the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion
a chief corner stone, elect,
precious: and he that believeth on
him shall not be confounded.

    7 Unto you therefore which believe
he is precious: but unto them which be
disobedient, the stone which the
builders disallowed, the same is made
the head of the corner,

    8 And a stone of stumbling, and a
rock of offence, even to them which
stumble at the word, being
disobedient: whereunto also they were
appointed.

    9 But ye are a chosen generation, a
royal priesthood, an holy nation, a
peculiar people; that ye should shew
forth the praises of him who hath
called you out of darkness into his
marvellous light:

    11 Dearly beloved, I beseech you as
strangers and pilgrims, abstain from
fleshly lusts, which war against the
soul;

    12 Having your conversation honest
among the Gentiles: that, whereas they
speak against you as evildoers, they
may by your good works, which they
shall behold, glorify God in the day
of visitation.

    25 For ye were as sheep going
astray; but are now returned unto the
Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.



Section 1


Isaiah 45:11,12,23

    11 Thus saith the Lord, the Holy
One of Israel, and his Maker, Ask me
of things to come concerning my sons,
and concerning the work of my hands
command ye me.

    12 I have made the earth, and
created man upon it: I, even my
hands, have stretched out the
heavens, and all their host have I
commanded.

    23 I have sworn by myself, the word
is gone out of my mouth in
righteousness, and shall not return,
That unto me every knee shall bow,
every tongue shall swear.
Isaiah 64:4

    4 For since the beginning of the
world men have not heard, nor
perceived by the ear, neither hath
the eye seen, O God, beside thee,
what he hath prepared for him that
waiteth for him.

***
Psalm 104:24,30,31

    24 O Lord, how manifold are thy
works! in wisdom hast thou made them
all: the earth is full of thy riches.


    30 Thou sendest forth thy spirit,
they are created: and thou renewest
the face of the earth.

    31 The glory of the Lord shall
endure for ever: the Lord shall
rejoice in his works.


o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 223:7-9


    (Soul greater than body)
    Matter does not express Spirit. God is infinite omnipresent Spirit. If Spirit is all and is everywhere, what and where is matter?


oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 287:11-13


    (Divine allness)
    Did God, Truth, create error? No! "Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?"


o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 204:30


    (Unscientific theories)
    The belief that God lives in matter is pantheistic. The error, which says that Soul is in body, Mind is in matter, and good is in evil, must unsay it and cease from such utterances; else God will continue to be hidden from humanity, and mortals will sin without knowing that they are sinning, will lean on matter instead of Spirit, stumble with lameness, drop with drunkenness, consume with disease, - all because of their blindness, their false sense concerning God and man.


oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 276:29


    (Like evolving like)
    Nature and revelation inform us that like produces like. Divine Science does not gather grapes from thorns nor figs from thistles. Intelligence never produces non-intelligence; but matter is ever non-intelligent and therefore cannot spring from intelligence. To all that is unlike unerring and eternal Mind, this Mind saith, "Thou shalt surely die;" and elsewhere the Scripture says that dust returns to dust. The non-intelligent relapses into its own unreality. Matter never produces mind. The immortal never produces the mortal. Good cannot result in evil. As God Himself is good and is Spirit, goodness and spirituality must be immortal.
    Their opposites, evil and matter, are mortal error, and error has no creator. If goodness and spirituality are real, evil and materiality are unreal and cannot be the outcome of an infinite God, good.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 277:24

    (Material error)
    The realm of the real is Spirit. The unlikeness of Spirit is matter, and the opposite of the real is not divine, - it is a human concept. Matter is an error of statement. This error in the premise leads to errors in the conclusion in every statement into which it enters. 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.



Section 2


Matthew 15:16

    16 And Jesus said, Are ye also yet
without understanding?
Matthew 6:25

    25 Therefore I say unto you, Take
no thought for your life, what ye
shall eat, or what ye shall drink;
nor yet for your body, what ye shall
put on. Is not the life more than
meat, and the body than raiment?

***
John 12:25

    25 He that loveth his life shall
lose it; and he that hateth his life
in this world shall keep it unto life
eternal.
John 11:21,22,25-27

    21 Then said Martha unto Jesus,
Lord, if thou hadst been here, my
brother had not died.

    22 But I know, that even now,
whatsoever thou wilt ask of God, God
will give it thee.

    25 Jesus said unto her, I am the
resurrection, and the life: he that
believeth in me, though he were dead,
yet shall he live:

    26 And whosoever liveth and
believeth in me shall never die.
Believest thou this?

    27 She saith unto him, Yea, Lord: I
believe that thou art the Christ, the
Son of God, which should come into
the world.


o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 205:7-12


    (Creation perfect)
    When will the error of believing that there is life in matter, and that sin, sickness, and death are creations of God, be unmasked? When will it be understood that matter has neither intelligence, life, nor sensation, and that the opposite belief is the prolific source of all suffering?


1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 89:25


    (Divine origination)
    Matter is neither intelligent nor creative. The tree is not the author of itself. Sound is not the originator of music, and man is not the father of man. Cain very naturally concluded that if life was in the body, and man gave it, man had the right to take it away. This incident shows that the belief of life in matter was "a murderer from the beginning."

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 75:12

    (Raising the dead)
    Jesus said of Lazarus: "Our friend Lazarus sleepeth; but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep." Jesus restored Lazarus by the understanding that Lazarus had never died, not by an admission that his body had died and then lived again. Had Jesus believed that Lazarus had lived or died in his body, the Master would have stood on the same plane of belief as those who buried the body, and he could not have resuscitated it.


o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 214:18-21


    (Idolatrous illusions)
    We bow down to matter, and entertain finite thoughts of God like the pagan idolater. Mortals are inclined to fear and to obey what they consider a material body more than they do a spiritual God.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 228:20

    (God-given dominion)
    If we follow the command of our Master, "Take no thought for your life," we shall never depend on bodily conditions, structure, or economy, but we shall be masters of the body, dictate its terms, and form and control it with Truth.



Section 3


I Chronicles 16:11

    11 Seek the Lord and his strength,
seek his face continually.

***
Isaiah 26:4

    4 Trust ye in the Lord for ever:
for in the Lord JEHOVAH is
everlasting strength:

***
Psalm 29:11

    11 The Lord will give strength unto
his people; the Lord will bless his
people with peace.

***
I Timothy 4:8

    8 For bodily exercise profiteth
little: but godliness is profitable
unto all things, having promise of
the life that now is, and of that
which is to come.

***
Ephesians 6:10-17

    10 Finally, my brethren, be strong
in the Lord, and in the power of his
might.

    11 Put on the whole armour of God,
that ye may be able to stand against
the wiles of the devil.

    12 For we wrestle not against flesh
and blood, but against
principalities, against powers,
against the rulers of the darkness of
this world, against spiritual
wickedness in high places.

    13 Wherefore take unto you the
whole armour of God, that ye may be
able to withstand in the evil day,
and having done all, to stand.

    14 Stand therefore, having your
loins girt about with truth, and
having on the breastplate of
righteousness;

    15 And your feet shod with the
preparation of the gospel of peace;

    16 Above all, taking the shield of
faith, wherewith ye shall be able to
quench all the fiery darts of the
wicked.

    17 And take the helmet of
salvation, and the sword of the
Spirit, which is the word of God:


o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 165:1-11


    ( - Physiology -)
    Physiology is one of the apples from "the tree of knowledge." Evil declared that eating this fruit would open man's eyes and make him as a god. Instead of so doing, it closed the eyes of mortals to man's God-given dominion over the earth.
    (Man not structural)
    To measure intellectual capacity by the size of the brain and strength by the exercise of muscle, is to subjugate intelligence, to make mind mortal, and to place this so-called mind at the mercy of material organization and non-intelligent matter.


ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 485:30

(19) Question: Is materiality the concomitant of spirituality, and is material sense a necessary preliminary to the understanding and expression of Spirit?
ADAM = An inverted image of Spirit.
Topic: Adam and Fallen Man


    (Material beliefs)
    To say that strength is in matter, is like saying that the power is in the lever. The notion of any life or intelligence in matter is without foundation in fact, and you can have no faith in falsehood when you have learned falsehood's true nature.


o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 198:29


    (Mind over matter)
    Because the muscles of the blacksmith's arm are strongly developed, it does not follow that exercise has produced this result or that a less used arm must be weak. If matter were the cause of action, and if muscles, without volition of mortal mind, could lift the hammer and strike the anvil, it might be thought true that hammering would enlarge the muscles. The trip-hammer is not increased in size by exercise. Why not, since muscles are as material as wood and iron? Because nobody believes that mind is producing such a result on the hammer.


o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 219:6-21


    (Affirmation and result)
    In mathematics, we do not multiply when we should subtract, and then say the product is correct. No more can we say in Science that muscles give strength, that nerves give pain or pleasure, or that matter governs, and then expect that the result will be harmony. Not muscles, nerves, nor bones, but mortal mind makes the whole body "sick, and the whole heart faint;" whereas divine Mind heals.
    When this is understood, we shall never affirm concerning the body what we do not wish to have manifested. We shall not call the body weak, if we would have it strong; for the belief in feebleness must obtain in the human mind before it can be made manifest on the body, and the destruction of the belief will be the removal of its effects. Science includes no rule of discord, but governs harmoniously.



Section 4


Job 14:4

    4 Who can bring a clean thing out
of an unclean? not one.

***
Romans 6:1,2

    1 What shall we say then? Shall we
continue in sin, that grace may
abound?

    2 God forbid. How shall we, that
are dead to sin, live any longer
therein?

***
Galatians 5:16,24

    16 This I say then, Walk in the
Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the
lust of the flesh.

    24 And they that are Christ's have
crucified the flesh with the
affections and lusts.

***
Colossians 3:24

    24 Knowing that of the Lord ye
shall receive the reward of the
inheritance: for ye serve the Lord
Christ.


oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 372:14-17


    (Veritable success)
    When man demonstrates Christian Science absolutely, he will be perfect. He can neither sin, suffer, be subject to matter, nor disobey the law of God. Therefore he will be as the angels in heaven.


591:8 Chapter 17: Glossary
(MATTER)

    MATTER. Mythology; mortality; another name for mortal mind; illusion; intelligence, substance, and life in non-intelligence and mortality; life resulting in death, and death in life; sensation in the sensationless; mind originating in matter; the opposite of Truth; the opposite of Spirit; the opposite of God; that of which immortal Mind takes no cognizance; that which mortal mind sees, feels, hears, tastes, and smells only in belief.


oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 269:3


    (Confusion confounded)
    From first to last the supposed coexistence of Mind and matter and the mingling of good and evil have resulted from the philosophy of the serpent. Jesus' demonstrations sift the chaff from the wheat, and unfold the unity and the reality of good, the unreality, the nothingness, of evil.


ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 552:28


    (Persistence of species)
    Thus it is learned that matter is a manifestation of mortal mind, and that matter always surrenders its claims when the perfect and eternal Mind is understood.


o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 123:11


    (Seeming and being)
    The verity of Mind shows conclusively how it is that matter seems to be, but is not. Divine Science, rising above physical theories, excludes matter, resolves things into thoughts, and replaces the objects of material sense with spiritual ideas.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 125:31

    (Mortal nothingness)
    Thus matter will finally be proved nothing more than a mortal belief, wholly inadequate to affect a man through its supposed organic action or supposed existence. Error will be no longer used in stating truth. The problem of nothingness, or "dust to dust," will be solved, and mortal mind will be without form and void, for mortality will cease when man beholds himself God's reflection, even as man sees his reflection in a glass.



Section 5


Mark 9:2,3,7

    2 #And after six days Jesus taketh
with him Peter, and James, and John,
and leadeth them up into an high
mountain apart by themselves: and he
was transfigured before them.

    3 And his raiment became shining,
exceeding white as snow; so as no
fuller on earth can white them.

    7 And there was a cloud that
overshadowed them: and a voice came
out of the cloud, saying, This is my
beloved Son: hear him.

***
Luke 10:21

    21 In that hour Jesus rejoiced in
spirit, and said, I thank thee, O
Father, Lord of heaven and earth,
that thou hast hid these things from
the wise and prudent, and hast
revealed them unto babes: even so,
Father; for so it seemed good in thy
sight.

***
John 17:5,24

    5 And now, O Father, glorify thou
me with thine own self with the glory
which I had with thee before the
world was.

    24 Father, I will that they also,
whom thou hast given me, be with me
where I am; that they may behold my
glory, which thou hast given me: for
thou lovedst me before the foundation
of the world.


oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 332:23-26,31

  (- MORTAL MIND - The belief that life has a beginning and therefore an end)


    (-11- Christ Jesus)
    XI. Jesus was the son of a virgin. He was appointed to speak God's word and to appear to mortals in such a form of humanity as they could understand as well as perceive. Into the real and ideal man the fleshly element cannot enter. Thus it is that Christ illustrates the coincidence, or spiritual agreement, between God and man in His image.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 334:10

  (- MORTAL MIND - The belief that life has a beginning and therefore an end)

    (-15- The Son's duality)
    XV. The invisible Christ was imperceptible to the so-called personal senses, whereas Jesus appeared as a bodily existence. This dual personality of the unseen and the seen, the spiritual and material, the eternal Christ and the corporeal Jesus manifest in flesh, continued until the Master's ascension, when the human, material concept, or Jesus, disappeared, while the spiritual self, or Christ, continues to exist in the eternal order of divine Science, taking away the sins of the world, as the Christ has always done, even before the human Jesus was incarnate to mortal eyes.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 336:9

  (- MORTAL MIND - Idolatry)

    (-22- The real manhood)
    XXII. Immortal man was and is God's image or idea, even the infinite expression of infinite Mind, and immortal man is coexistent and coeternal with that Mind. He has been forever in the eternal Mind, God; but infinite Mind can never be in man, but is reflected by man. The spiritual man's consciousness and individuality are reflections of God. They are the emanations of Him who is Life, Truth, and Love. Immortal man is not and never was material, but always spiritual and eternal.



Section 6


Psalm 62:7,8

    7 In God is my salvation and my
glory: the rock of my strength, and
my refuge, is in God.

    8 Trust in him at all times; ye
people, pour out your heart before
him: God is a refuge for us.

***
Lamentations 3:25,26

    25 The Lord is good unto them that
wait for him, to the soul that seeketh
him.

    26 It is good that a man should
both hope and quietly wait for the
salvation of the Lord.

***
Isaiah 25:9

    9 #And it shall be said in that
day, Lo, this is our God; we have
waited for him, and he will save us:
this is the Lord; we have waited for
him, we will be glad and rejoice in
his salvation.


593:20 Chapter 17: Glossary
(SALVATION)

    SALVATION. Life, Truth, and Love understood and demonstrated as supreme over all; sin, sickness, and death destroyed.


oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 285:23


    (Salvation is through reform)
    By interpreting God as a corporeal Saviour but not as the saving Principle, or divine Love, we shall continue to seek salvation through pardon and not through reform, and resort to matter instead of Spirit for the cure of the sick. As mortals reach, through knowledge of Christian Science, a higher sense, they will seek to learn, not from matter, but from the divine Principle, God, how to demonstrate the Christ, Truth, as the healing and saving power.


3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 39:18


    (Present salvation)
    "Now," cried the apostle, "is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation," - meaning, not that now men must prepare for a future-world salvation, or safety, but that now is the time in which to experience that salvation in spirit and in life. Now is the time for so-called material pains and material pleasures to pass away, for both are unreal, because impossible in Science. To break this earthly spell, mortals must get the true idea and divine Principle of all that really exists and governs the universe harmoniously. This thought is apprehended slowly, and the interval before its attainment is attended with doubts and defeats as well as triumphs.

Subheadings in this lesson

12 1 - Soul greater than body
12 1 - Divine allness
12 1 - Unscientific theories
12 1 - Like evolving like
12 1 - Material error
12 2 - Creation perfect
12 2 - Divine origination
12 2 - Raising the dead
12 2 - Idolatrous illusions
12 2 - God-given dominion
12 3 - - Physiology -
12 3 - Man not structural
12 3 - Material beliefs
12 3 - Mind over matter
12 3 - Affirmation and result
12 4 - Veritable success
12 4 - Confusion confounded
12 4 - Persistence of species
12 4 - Seeming and being
12 4 - Mortal nothingness
12 5 - -11- Christ Jesus
12 5 - -15- The Son's duality
12 5 - -22- The real manhood
12 6 - Salvation is through reform
12 6 - Present salvation


March 19,1899

Subject: 13

REALITY.

ooo2



-- Golden Text --

Revelation 22:14

    14 Blessed are they that do his
commandments, that they may have
right to the tree of life, and may
enter in through the gates into the
city.


Responsive Reading


Isaiah 35

CHAPTER 35

    1 The wilderness and the solitary
place shall be glad for them; and the
desert shall rejoice, and blossom as
the rose.

    2 It shall blossom abundantly, and
rejoice even with joy and singing: the
glory of Lebanon shall be given unto
it, the excellency of Carmel and
Sharon, they shall see the glory of
the Lord, and the excellency of our
God.

    3 #Strengthen ye the weak hands,
and confirm the feeble knees.

    4 Say to them that are of a fearful
heart, Be strong, fear not: behold,
your God will come with vengeance,
even God with a recompence; he will
come and save you.

    5 Then the eyes of the blind shall
be opened, and the ears of the deaf
shall be unstopped.

    6 Then shall the lame man leap as
an hart, and the tongue of the dumb
sing: for in the wilderness shall
waters break out, and streams in the
desert.

    7 And the parched ground shall
become a pool, and the thirsty land
springs of water: in the habitation
of dragons, where each lay, shall be
grass with reeds and rushes.

    8 And an highway shall be there,
and a way, and it shall be called The
way of holiness; the unclean shall
not pass over it; but it shall be for
those: the wayfaring men, though
fools, shall not err therein.

    9 No lion shall be there, nor any
ravenous beast shall go up thereon,
it shall not be found there; but the
redeemed shall walk there:

    10 And the ransomed of the Lord
shall return, and come to Zion with
songs and everlasting joy upon their
heads: they shall obtain joy and
gladness, and sorrow and sighing
shall flee away.


Section 1


Revelation 1:8

    8 I am Alpha and Omega, the
beginning and the ending, saith the
Lord, which is, and which was, and
which is to come, the Almighty.

***
Isaiah 42:5

    5 #Thus saith God the Lord, he that
created the heavens, and stretched
them out; he that spread forth the
earth, and that which cometh out of
it; he that giveth breath unto the
people upon it, and spirit to them
that walk therein:
Isaiah 45:12

    12 I have made the earth, and
created man upon it: I, even my
hands, have stretched out the
heavens, and all their host have I
commanded.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 277:24(only)


    (Material error)
    The realm of the real is Spirit.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 502:24-27


    (Ideas and identities)
    The infinite has no beginning. This word beginning is employed to signify the only, - that is, the eternal verity and unity of God and man, including the universe.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 337:24

  (- MORTAL MIND - Death)


    (-27- True idea of man)
    Eternal things (verities) are God's thoughts as they exist in the spiritual realm of the real. Temporal things are the thoughts of mortals and are the unreal, being the opposite of the real or the spiritual and eternal.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 269:14-20

    (Divine metaphysics)
    Metaphysics resolves things into thoughts, and exchanges the objects of sense for the ideas of Soul.
    These ideas are perfectly real and tangible to spiritual consciousness, and they have this advantage over the objects and thoughts of material sense, - they are good and eternal.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 264:20


    (Spiritual proofs of existence)
    Spirit and its formations are the only realities of being. Matter disappears under the microscope of Spirit. Sin is unsustained by Truth, and sickness and death were overcome by Jesus, who proved them to be forms of error. Spiritual living and blessedness are the only evidences, by which we can recognize true existence and feel the unspeakable peace which comes from an all-absorbing spiritual love.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 335:25

  (- MORTAL MIND - Material senses)


    (-20- The one divine Mind)
    XX. Mind is the divine Principle, Love, and can produce nothing unlike the eternal Father-Mother, God. Reality is spiritual, harmonious, immutable, immortal, divine, eternal. Nothing unspiritual can be real, harmonious, or eternal. Sin, sickness, and mortality are the suppositional antipodes of Spirit, and must be contradictions of reality.


Section 2


Isaiah 43:11

    11 I, even I, am the Lord; and
beside me there is no saviour.
Isaiah 28:16,17

    16 #Therefore thus saith the Lord
God, Behold, I lay in Zion for a
foundation a stone, a tried stone, a
precious corner stone, a sure
foundation: he that believeth shall
not make haste.

    17 Judgment also will I lay to the
line, and righteousness to the
plummet: and the hail shall sweep
away the refuge of lies, and the
waters shall overflow the hiding
place.

***
Hebrews 1:1-3

    1 God, who at sundry times and in
divers manners spake in time past
unto the fathers by the prophets,

    2 Hath in these last days spoken
unto us by his Son, whom he hath
appointed heir of all things, by whom
also he made the worlds;

    3 Who being the brightness of his
glory, and the express image of his
person, and upholding all things by
the word of his power, when he had by
himself purged our sins, sat down on
the right hand of the Majesty on
high;

***
I Corinthians 3:11

    11 For other foundation can no man
lay than that is laid, which is Jesus
Christ.

***
Acts 4:11,12

    11 This is the stone which was set
at nought of you builders, which is
become the head of the corner.

    12 Neither is there salvation in
any other: for there is none other
name under heaven given among men,
whereby we must be saved.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 333:9

  (- MORTAL MIND - The belief that man is the offspring of mortals)


    (-12- Messiah or Christ)
    Christ expresses God's spiritual, eternal nature. The name is synonymous with Messiah, and alludes to the spirituality which is taught, illustrated, and demonstrated in the life of which Christ Jesus was the embodiment. The proper name of our Master in the Greek was Jesus the Christ; but Christ Jesus better signifies the Godlike.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 332:9

  (- MORTAL MIND - A belief that life, substance, and intelligence are in and of matter)

    (-9- The Son of God)
    IX. Jesus was born of Mary. Christ is the true idea voicing good, the divine message from God to men speaking to the human consciousness. The Christ is incorporeal, spiritual, - yea, the divine image and likeness, dispelling the illusions of the senses; the Way, the Truth, and the Life, healing the sick and casting out evils, destroying sin, disease, and death. As Paul says: "There is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus." The corporeal man Jesus was human.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 136:1


    (The Christ-mission)
    Jesus established his church and maintained his mission on a spiritual foundation of Christ-healing. He taught his followers that his religion had a divine Principle, which would cast out error and heal both the sick and the sinning. He claimed no intelligence, action, nor life separate from God. Despite the persecution this brought upon him, he used his divine power to save men both bodily and spiritually.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 138:11-22

    (Sublime summary)
    He showed that diseases were cast out neither by corporeality, by materia medica, nor by hygiene, but by the divine Spirit, casting out the errors of mortal mind. The supremacy of Spirit was the foundation on which Jesus built. His sublime summary points to the religion of Love.
    (New era in Jesus)
    Jesus established in the Christian era the precedent for all Christianity, theology, and healing. Christians are under as direct orders now, as they were then, to be Christlike, to possess the Christ-spirit, to follow the Christ-example, and to heal the sick as well as the sinning.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 326:12


    (Loving God supremely)
    We must forsake the foundation of material systems, however time-honored, if we would gain the Christ as our only Saviour. Not partially, but fully, the great healer of mortal mind is the healer of the body.


Section 3


John 1:1,4

    1 In the beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with God, and the
Word was God.

    4 In him was life; and the life was
the light of men.

***
Colossians 3:1-4

    1 If ye then be risen with Christ,
seek those things which are above,
where Christ sitteth on the right
hand of God.

    2 Set your affection on things
above, not on things on the earth.

    3 For ye are dead, and your life is
hid with Christ in God.

    4 When Christ, who is our life,
shall appear, then shall ye also
appear with him in glory.

***
John 17:1-3

    1 These words spake Jesus, and
lifted up his eyes to heaven, and
said, Father, the hour is come;
glorify thy Son, that thy Son also
may glorify thee:

    2 As thou hast given him power over
all flesh, that he should give
eternal life to as many as thou hast
given him.

    3 And this is life eternal, that
they might know thee the only true
God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast
sent.

***
Revelation 22:1,2

    1 And he shewed me a pure river of
water of life, clear as crystal,
proceeding out of the throne of God
and of the Lamb.

    2 In the midst of the street of it,
and on either side of the river, was
there the tree of life, which bare
twelve manner of fruits, and yielded
her fruit every month: and the leaves
of the tree were for the healing of
the nations.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 492:3-7

(21) Question: Do the five corporeal senses constitute man?
ADAM = Life's counterfeit, which ultimates in death.
Topic: Ancient and Modern Necromany, alies Mesmerism, and Hypnotism, Denounced


    (Spiritual existence the one fact) For right reasoning there should be but one fact before the thought, namely, spiritual existence. In reality there is no other existence, since Life cannot be united to its unlikeness, mortality.
    (Mind one and all)
    Being is holiness, harmony, immortality.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 324:32-19


    (Abiding in Life)
    Jesus said substantially, "He that believeth in me shall not see death." That is, he who perceives the true idea of Life loses his belief in death. He who has the true idea of good loses all sense of evil, and by reason of this is being ushered into the undying realities of Spirit. Such a one abideth in Life, - life obtained not of the body incapable of supporting life, but of Truth, unfolding its own immortal idea. Jesus gave the true idea of being, which results in infinite blessings to mortals.
    (Indestructible being)
    In Colossians (iii. 4) Paul writes: "When Christ, who is our life, shall appear [be manifested], then shall ye also appear [be manifested] with him in glory." When spiritual being is understood in all its perfection, continuity, and might, then shall man be found in God's image. The absolute meaning of the apostolic words is this: Then shall man be found, in His likeness, perfect as the Father, indestructible in Life, "hid with Christ in God," - with Truth in divine Love, where human sense hath not seen man.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 264:15


    (Self-completeness)
    When we realize that Life is Spirit, never in nor of matter, this understanding will expand into self-completeness, finding all in God, good, and needing no other consciousness.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 249:18-19


    (Illusive dreams)
    Life is, like Christ, "the same yesterday, and to-day, and forever."


Section 4


I John 4:7-12

    7 Beloved, let us love one another:
for love is of God; and every one
that loveth is born of God, and
knoweth God.

    8 He that loveth not knoweth not
God; for God is love.

    9 In this was manifested the love
of God toward us, because that God
sent his only begotten Son into the
world, that we might live through
him.

    10 Herein is love, not that we
loved God, but that he loved us, and
sent his Son to be the propitiation
for our sins.

    11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we
ought also to love one another.

    12 No man hath seen God at any
time. If we love one another, God
dwelleth in us, and his love is
perfected in us.
I John 3:1,2

    1 Behold, what manner of love the
Father hath bestowed upon us, that we
should be called the sons of God:
therefore the world knoweth us not,
because it knew him not.

    2 Beloved, now are we the sons of
God, and it doth not yet appear what
we shall be: but we know that, when
he shall appear, we shall be like
him; for we shall see him as he is.

***
John 14:19-21

    19 Yet a little while, and the
world seeth me no more; but ye see
me: because I live, ye shall live
also.

    20 At that day ye shall know that I
am in my Father, and ye in me, and I
in you.

    21 He that hath my commandments,
and keepeth them, he it is that
loveth me: and he that loveth me
shall be loved of my Father, and I
will love him, and will manifest
myself to him.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 298:2-4


    (Faith higher than belief) Life, Truth, and Love are the realities of divine Science. They dawn in faith and glow full-orbed in spiritual understanding.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 304:9

    (Man inseparable from Love)
    This is the doctrine of Christian Science: that divine Love cannot be deprived of its manifestation, or object; that joy cannot be turned into sorrow, for sorrow is not the master of joy; that good can never produce evil; that matter can never produce mind nor life result in death. The perfect man - governed by God, his perfect Principle - is sinless and eternal.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 6:17-18


    (Mercy without partiality)
    "God is Love." More than this we cannot ask, higher we cannot look, farther we cannot go.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 9:17

    (Practical religion)
    Dost thou "love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind"? This command includes much, even the surrender of all merely material sensation, affection, and worship. This is the El Dorado of Christianity. It involves the Science of Life, and recognizes only the divine control of Spirit, in which Soul is our master, and material sense and human will have no place.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 340:4

  (- MORTAL MIND - Death)


    (-Platform summation-)
    This text in the book of Ecclesiastes conveys the Christian Science thought, especially when the word duty, which is not in the original, is omitted: "Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep His commandments: for this is the whole duty of man." In other words: Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: love God and keep His commandments: for this is the whole of man in His image and likeness. Divine Love is infinite. Therefore all that really exists is in and of God, and manifests His love.


Section 5


Isaiah 33:20,22,24

    20 Look upon Zion, the city of our
solemnities: thine eyes shall see
Jerusalem a quiet habitation, a
tabernacle that shall not be taken
down; not one of the stakes thereof
shall ever be removed, neither shall
any of the cords thereof be broken.

    22 For the Lord is our judge, the
Lord is our lawgiver, the Lord is our
king; he will save us.

    24 And the inhabitant shall not
say, I am sick: the people that dwell
therein shall be forgiven their
iniquity.

***
Revelation 21:1-4,22-27

    1 And I saw a new heaven and a new
earth: for the first heaven and the
first earth were passed away; and
there was no more sea.

    2 And I John saw the holy city, new
Jerusalem, coming down from God out
of heaven, prepared as a bride
adorned for her husband.

    3 And I heard a great voice out of
heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle
of God is with men, and he will dwell
with them, and they shall be his
people, and God himself shall be with
them, and be their God.

    4 And God shall wipe away all tears
from their eyes; and there shall be
no more death, neither sorrow, nor
crying, neither shall there be any
more pain: for the former things are
passed away.

    22 And I saw no temple therein: for
the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb
are the temple of it.

    23 And the city had no need of the
sun, neither of the moon, to shine in
it: for the glory of God did lighten
it, and the Lamb is the light
thereof.

    24 And the nations of them which
are saved shall walk in the light of
it: and the kings of the earth do
bring their glory and honour into it.


    25 And the gates of it shall not be
shut at all by day: for there shall
be no night there.

    26 And they shall bring the glory
and honour of the nations into it.

    27 And there shall in no wise enter
into it any thing that defileth,
neither whatsoever worketh
abomination, or maketh a lie: but
they which are written in the Lamb's
book of life.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 576:3-25


    (Revelation's pure zenith)
    This heavenly city, lighted by the Sun of Righteousness, - this New Jerusalem, this infinite All, which to us seems hidden in the mist of remoteness, - reached St. John's vision while yet he tabernacled with mortals.
    (The shrine celestial)
    In Revelation xxi. 22, further describing this holy city, the beloved Disciple writes: -



    And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.



    There was no temple, - that is, no material structure in which to worship God, for He must be worshipped in spirit and in love. The word temple also means body. The Revelator was familiar with Jesus' use of this word, as when Jesus spoke of his material body as the temple to be temporarily rebuilt (John ii. 21). What further indication need we of the real man's incorporeality than this, that John saw heaven and earth with "no temple [body] therein"? This kingdom of God "is within you," - is within reach of man's consciousness here, and the spiritual idea reveals it. In divine Science, man possesses this recognition of harmony consciously in proportion to his understanding of God.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 577:19

    (The city of our God)
    This city of our God has no need of sun or satellite, for Love is the light of it, and divine Mind is its own interpreter. All who are saved must walk in this light. Mighty potentates and dynasties will lay down their honors within the heavenly city. Its gates open towards light and glory both within and without, for all is good, and nothing can enter that city, which "defileth, . . . or maketh a lie."

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 573:13

    (Nearness of Deity)
    Accompanying this scientific consciousness was another revelation, even the declaration from heaven, supreme harmony, that God, the divine Principle of harmony, is ever with men, and they are His people. Thus man was no longer regarded as a miserable sinner, but as the blessed child of God. Why? Because St. John's corporeal sense of the heavens and earth had vanished, and in place of this false sense was the spiritual sense, the subjective state by which he could see the new heaven and new earth, which involve the spiritual idea and consciousness of reality. This is Scriptural authority for concluding that such a recognition of being is, and has been, possible to men in this present state of existence, - that we can become conscious, here and now, of a cessation of death, sorrow, and pain. This is indeed a foretaste of absolute Christian Science. Take heart, dear sufferer, for this reality of being will surely appear sometime and in some way. There will be no more pain, and all tears will be wiped away. When you read this, remember Jesus' words, "The kingdom of God is within you." This spiritual consciousness is therefore a present possibility.

Subheadings in this lesson

13 1 - Material error
13 1 - Ideas and identities
13 1 - -27- True idea of man
13 1 - Divine metaphysics
13 1 - Spiritual proofs of existence
13 1 - -20- The one divine Mind
13 2 - -12- Messiah or Christ
13 2 - -9- The Son of God
13 2 - The Christ-mission
13 2 - Sublime summary
13 2 - New era in Jesus
13 2 - Loving God supremely
13 3 - Spiritual existence the one fact
13 3 - Mind one and all
13 3 - Abiding in Life
13 3 - Indestructible being
13 3 - Self-completeness
13 3 - Illusive dreams
13 4 - Faith higher than belief
13 4 - Man inseparable from Love
13 4 - Mercy without partiality
13 4 - Practical religion
13 4 - -Platform summation-
13 5 - Revelation's pure zenith
13 5 - The shrine celestial
13 5 - The city of our God
13 5 - Nearness of Deity


March 26,1899

Subject: 14

UNREALITY.

oo2o



-- Golden Text --

Isaiah 65:17

    17 #For, behold, I create new
heavens and a new earth: and the
former shall not be remembered, nor
come into mind.


Responsive Reading


Psalm 103:15-22

    15 As for man, his days are as
grass: as a flower of the field, so
he flourisheth.

    16 For the wind passeth over it,
and it is gone; and the place thereof
shall know it no more.

    17 But the mercy of the Lord is
from everlasting to everlasting upon
them that fear him, and his
righteousness unto children's
children;

    18 To such as keep his covenant,
and to those that remember his
commandments to do them.

    19 The Lord hath prepared his
throne in the heavens; and his
kingdom ruleth over all.

    20 Bless the Lord, ye his angels,
that excel in strength, that do his
commandments, hearkening unto the
voice of his word.

    21 Bless ye the Lord, all ye his
hosts; ye ministers of his, that do
his pleasure.

    22 Bless the Lord, all his works in
all places of his dominion: bless the
Lord, O my soul.


Section 1


Genesis 1:31

    31 And God saw every thing that he
had made, and, behold, it was very
good. And the evening and the morning
were the sixth day.
Genesis 2:1,6,7

    1 Thus the heavens and the earth
were finished, and all the host of
them.

    6 But there went up a mist from the
earth, and watered the whole face of
the ground.

    7 And the Lord God formed man of
the dust of the ground, and breathed
into his nostrils the breath of life;
and man became a living soul.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 523:3-27


    (Mist, or false claim)
    Because of its false basis, the mist of obscurity evolved by error deepens the false claim, and finally declares that God knows error and that error can improve His creation. Although presenting the exact opposite of Truth, the lie claims to be truth. The creations of matter arise from a mist or false claim, or from mystification, and not from the firmament, or understanding, which God erects between the true and false. In error everything comes from beneath, not from above. All is material myth, instead of the reflection of Spirit.
    (Distinct documents)
    It may be worth while here to remark that, according to the best scholars, there are clear evidences of two distinct documents in the early part of the book of Genesis. One is called the Elohistic, because the Supreme Being is therein called Elohim. The other document is called the Jehovistic, because Deity therein is always called Jehovah, - or Lord God, as our common version translates it.
    (Jehovah or Elohim)
    Throughout the first chapter of Genesis and in three verses of the second, - in what we understand to be the spiritually scientific account of creation, - it is Elohim (God) who creates. From the fourth verse of chapter two to chapter five, the creator is called Jehovah, or the Lord.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 522:3-29

    (The two records)
    The Science of the first record proves the falsity of the second. If one is true, the other is false, for they are antagonistic. The first record assigns all might and government to God, and endows man out of God's perfection and power. The second record chronicles man as mutable and mortal, - as having broken away from Deity and as revolving in an orbit of his own. Existence, separate from divinity, Science explains as impossible.


    This second record unmistakably gives the history of error in its externalized forms, called life and intelligence in matter. It records pantheism, opposed to the supremacy of divine Spirit; but this state of things is declared to be temporary and this man to be mortal, - dust returning to dust.
    (Erroneous representation)
    In this erroneous theory, matter takes the place of Spirit. Matter is represented as the life-giving principle of the earth. Spirit is represented as entering matter in order to create man. God's glowing denunciations of man when not found in His image, the likeness of Spirit, convince reason and coincide with revelation in declaring this material creation false.
    (Hypothetical reversal)
    This latter part of the second chapter of Genesis, which portrays Spirit as supposedly cooperating with matter in constructing the universe, is based on some hypothesis of error, for the Scripture just preceding declares God's work to be finished.


Section 2


Job 7:6-9

    6 My days are swifter than a
weaver's shuttle, and are spent
without hope.

    7 O remember that my life is wind:
mine eye shall no more see good.

    8 The eye of him that hath seen me
shall see me no more: thine eyes are
upon me, and I am not.

    9 As the cloud is consumed and
vanisheth away: so he that goeth down
to the grave shall come up no more.

***
James 4:13,14

    13 Go to now, ye that say, To day
or to morrow we will go into such a
city, and continue there a year, and
buy and sell, and get gain:

    14 Whereas ye know not what shall
be on the morrow. For what is your
life? It is even a vapour, that
appeareth for a little time, and then
vanisheth away.

***
I Peter 1:24

    24 For all flesh is as grass, and
all the glory of man as the flower of
grass. The grass withereth, and the
flower thereof falleth away:

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 309:27


    (Life never structural) It is a self-evident error to suppose that there can be such a reality as organic animal or vegetable life, when such so-called life always ends in death. Life is never for a moment extinct. Therefore it is never structural nor organic, and is never absorbed nor limited by its own formations.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 531:29-32


    (Biological inventions)
    The mythologic theory of material life at no point resembles the scientifically Christian record of man as created by Mind in the image and likeness of God and having dominion over all the earth.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 467:23

(05) Question: What are the demands of the Science of Soul?
ADAM = The opposite of good,- of God and His creation.
Topic: Love


    (Soul not confined in body)
    We reason imperfectly from effect to cause, when we conclude that matter is the effect of Spirit; but a priori reasoning shows material existence to be enigmatical. Spirit gives the true mental idea. We cannot interpret Spirit, Mind, through matter. Matter neither sees, hears, nor feels.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 300:1-3


    (Old and new man)
    Human logic is awry when it attempts to draw correct spiritual conclusions regarding life from matter.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 283:13-24

    (Source of all life and action)
    But what say prevalent theories? They insist that Life, or God, is one and the same with material life so-called. They speak of both Truth and error as mind, and of good and evil as spirit. They claim that to be life which is but the objective state of material sense, - such as the structural life of the tree and of material man, - and deem this the manifestation of the one Life, God.
    (Spiritual structure)
    This false belief as to what really constitutes life so detracts from God's character and nature, that the true sense of His power is lost to all who cling to this falsity.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 550:10-21


    (Deep-reaching interrogations)
    Of what avail is it to investigate what is miscalled material life, which ends, even as it begins, in nameless nothingness? The true sense of being and its eternal perfection should appear now, even as it will hereafter.
    (Stages of existence)
    Error of thought is reflected in error of action. The continual contemplation of existence as material and corporeal - as beginning and ending, and with birth, decay, and dissolution as its component stages - hides the true and spiritual Life, and causes our standard to trail in the dust. If Life has any starting-point whatsoever, then the great I AM is a myth.


Section 3


Job 11:1,7

    1 Then answered Zophar the
Naamathite, and said,

    7 Canst thou by searching find out
God? canst thou find out the Almighty
unto perfection?

***
Romans 11:33

    33 O the depth of the riches both
of the wisdom and knowledge of God!
how unsearchable are his judgments,
and his ways past finding out!

***
I Corinthians 2:9,10,14

    9 But as it is written, Eye hath
not seen, nor ear heard, neither have
entered into the heart of man, the
things which God hath prepared for
them that love him.

    10 But God hath revealed them unto
us by his Spirit: for the Spirit
searcheth all things, yea, the deep
things of God.

    14 But the natural man receiveth
not the things of the Spirit of God:
for they are foolishness unto him:
neither can he know them, because
they are spiritually discerned.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 284:15-21


    (Material recognition impossible)
    Can Deity be known through the material senses? Can the material senses, which receive no direct evidence of Spirit, give correct testimony as to spiritual life, truth, and love?
    The answer to all these questions must forever be in the negative.
    (Our physical insensibility to Spirit)
    The physical senses can obtain no proof of God.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 477:9-13

(14) Question: What is man?
ADAM = That which is not the image and likeness of good, but a material belief, opposed to the one Mind, or Spirit.
Topic: Unreality


    (Material body never God's idea)
    Whatever is material is mortal. To the five corporeal senses, man appears to be matter and mind united; but Christian Science reveals man as the idea of God, and declares the corporeal senses to be mortal and erring illusions.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 493:24

(22b) Question: ...and show how it is to be healed?
ADAM = The usurper of Spirit's creation, called self-creative matter.
Topic: God the Preserver of Man


    (Mind destroys all ills)
    That man is material, and that matter suffers, - these propositions can only seem real and natural in illusion. Any sense of soul in matter is not the reality of being.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 214:5


    (Music, rhythm of head and heart)
    If Enoch's perception had been confined to the evidence before his material senses, he could never have "walked with God," nor been guided into the demonstration of life eternal.


Section 4


Isaiah 29:14

    14 Therefore, behold, I will
proceed to do a marvellous work among
this people, even a marvellous work
and a wonder: for the wisdom of their
wise men shall perish, and the
understanding of their prudent men
shall be hid.

***
I Corinthians 1:19,20,25-29

    19 For it is written, I will
destroy the wisdom of the wise, and
will bring to nothing the
understanding of the prudent.

    20 Where is the wise? where is the
scribe? where is the disputer of this
world? hath not God made foolish the
wisdom of this world?

    25 Because the foolishness of God
is wiser than men; and the weakness
of God is stronger than men.

    26 For ye see your calling,
brethren, how that not many wise men
after the flesh, not many mighty, not
many noble, are called:

    27 But God hath chosen the foolish
things of the world to confound the
wise; and God hath chosen the weak
things of the world to confound the
things which are mighty;

    28 And base things of the world,
and things which are despised, hath
God chosen, yea, and things which are
not, to bring to nought things that
are:

    29 That no flesh should glory in
his presence.

590:4 Chapter 17: Glossary
(KNOWLEDGE)

    KNOWLEDGE. Evidence obtained from the five corporeal senses; mortality; beliefs and opinions; human theories, doctrines, hypotheses; that which is not divine and is the origin of sin, sickness, and death; the opposite of spiritual Truth and understanding.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 274:3-7


    (Material knowledge illusive) Unnecessary knowledge gained from the five senses is only temporal, - the conception of mortal mind, the offspring of sense, not of Soul, Spirit, - and symbolizes all that is evil and perishable.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 296:22-28

    (Mixed testimony)
    The knowledge obtained from the corporeal senses leads to sin and death. When the evidence of Spirit and matter, Truth and error, seems to commingle, it rests upon foundations which time is wearing away. Mortal mind judges by the testimony of the material senses, until Science obliterates this false testimony.


Section 5


Romans 7:22-24

    22 For I delight in the law of God
after the inward man:

    23 But I see another law in my
members, warring against the law of
my mind, and bringing me into
captivity to the law of sin which is
in my members.

    24 O wretched man that I am! who
shall deliver me from the body of
this death?

***
Galatians 5:17

    17 For the flesh lusteth against
the Spirit, and the Spirit against
the flesh: and these are contrary the
one to the other: so that ye cannot
do the things that ye would.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 229:15


    (Self-constituted law)
    By universal consent, mortal belief has constituted itself a law to bind mortals to sickness, sin, and death. This customary belief is misnamed material law, and the individual who upholds it is mistaken in theory and in practice. The so-called law of mortal mind, conjectural and speculative, is made void by the law of immortal Mind, and false law should be trampled under foot.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 118:26


    (Certain contradictions)
    The definitions of material law, as given by natural science, represent a kingdom necessarily divided against itself, because these definitions portray law as physical, not spiritual. Therefore they contradict the divine decrees and violate the law of Love, in which nature and God are one and the natural order of heaven comes down to earth.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 273:16-28


    (Science versus sense)
    The so-called laws of matter and of medical science have never made mortals whole, harmonious, and immortal. Man is harmonious when governed by Soul. Hence the importance of understanding the truth of being, which reveals the laws of spiritual existence.
    (Spiritual law the only law)
    God never ordained a material law to annul the spiritual law. If there were such a material law, it would oppose the supremacy of Spirit, God, and impugn the wisdom of the creator. Jesus walked on the waves, fed the multitude, healed the sick, and raised the dead in direct opposition to material laws. His acts were the demonstration of Science, overcoming the false claims of material sense or law.


Section 6


Ecclesiastes 1:12-18

    12 I the Preacher was king over
Israel in Jerusalem.

    13 And I gave my heart to seek and
search out by wisdom concerning all
things that are done under heaven:
this sore travail hath God given to
the sons of man to be exercised
therewith.

    14 I have seen all the works that
are done under the sun; and, behold,
all is vanity and vexation of spirit.


    15 That which is crooked cannot be
made straight: and that which is
wanting cannot be numbered.

    16 I communed with mine own heart,
saying, Lo, I am come to great estate,
and have gotten more wisdom than all
they that have been before me in
Jerusalem: yea, my heart had great
experience of wisdom and knowledge.

    17 And I gave my heart to know
wisdom, and to know madness and
folly: I perceived that this also is
vexation of spirit.

    18 For in much wisdom is much
grief: and he that increaseth
knowledge increaseth sorrow.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 196:1-4


    (Useful knowledge)
    If materialistic knowledge is power, it is not wisdom. It is but a blind force. Man has "sought out many inventions," but he has not yet found it true that knowledge can save him from the dire effects of knowledge.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 124:3-10


    (Physical science a blind belief)
    Physical science (so-called) is human knowledge, - a law of mortal mind, a blind belief, a Samson shorn of his strength. When this human belief lacks organizations to support it, its foundations are gone. Having neither moral might, spiritual basis, nor holy Principle of its own, this belief mistakes effect for cause and seeks to find life and intelligence in matter, thus limiting Life and holding fast to discord and death.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 126:8

    (A lack of originality)
    All Science is divine. Human thought never projected the least portion of true being. Human belief has sought and interpreted in its own way the echo of Spirit, and so seems to have reversed it and repeated it materially; but the human mind never produced a real tone nor sent forth a positive sound.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 127:23-2(to .)

    (No physical science)
    There is no physical science, inasmuch as all truth proceeds from the divine Mind. Therefore truth is not human, and is not a law of matter, for matter is not a lawgiver. Science is an emanation of divine Mind, and is alone able to interpret God aright. It has a spiritual, and not a material origin. It is a divine utterance, - the Comforter which leadeth into all truth.
    Christian Science eschews what is called natural science, in so far as this is built on the false hypotheses that matter is its own lawgiver, that law is founded on material conditions, and that these are final and overrule the might of divine Mind.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 275:20-25


    (The divine completeness)
    Divine metaphysics, as revealed to spiritual understanding, shows clearly that all is Mind, and that Mind is God, omnipotence, omnipresence, omniscience, - that is, all power, all presence, all Science. Hence all is in reality the manifestation of Mind.
    Our material human theories are destitute of Science.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 209:25


    (Spiritual translation)
    Material substances or mundane formations, astronomical calculations, and all the paraphernalia of speculative theories, based on the hypothesis of material law or life and intelligence resident in matter, will ultimately vanish, swallowed up in the infinite calculus of Spirit.

Subheadings in this lesson

14 1 - Mist, or false claim
14 1 - Distinct documents
14 1 - Jehovah or Elohim
14 1 - The two records
14 1 - Erroneous representation
14 1 - Hypothetical reversal
14 2 - Life never structural
14 2 - Biological inventions
14 2 - Soul not confined in body
14 2 - Old and new man
14 2 - Source of all life and action
14 2 - Spiritual structure
14 2 - Deep-reaching interrogations
14 2 - Stages of existence
14 3 - Material recognition impossible
14 3 - Our physical insensibility to Spirit
14 3 - Material body never God's idea
14 3 - Mind destroys all ills
14 3 - Music, rhythm of head and heart
14 4 - Material knowledge illusive
14 4 - Mixed testimony
14 5 - Self-constituted law
14 5 - Certain contradictions
14 5 - Science versus sense
14 5 - Spiritual law the only law
14 6 - Useful knowledge
14 6 - Physical science a blind belief
14 6 - A lack of originality
14 6 - No physical science
14 6 - The divine completeness
14 6 - Spiritual translation


April 2,1899

Subject: 15

ARE SIN, DISEASE, AND DEATH REAL?

o2oo



-- Golden Text --

Psalm 103:2-4

    2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, and
forget not all his benefits:

    3 Who forgiveth all thine
iniquities; who healeth all thy
diseases;

    4 Who redeemeth thy life from
destruction; who crowneth thee with
lovingkindness and tender mercies;


Responsive Reading


Psalm 102:16-22,25-28

    16 When the Lord shall build up
Zion, he shall appear in his glory.

    17 He will regard the prayer of the
destitute, and not despise their
prayer.

    18 This shall be written for the
generation to come: and the people
which shall be created shall praise
the Lord.

    19 For he hath looked down from the
height of his sanctuary; from heaven
did the Lord behold the earth;

    20 To hear the groaning of the
prisoner; to loose those that are
appointed to death;

    21 To declare the name of the Lord
in Zion, and his praise in Jerusalem;

    22 When the people are gathered
together, and the kingdoms, to serve
the Lord.

    25 Of old hast thou laid the
foundation of the earth: and the
heavens are the work of thy hands.

    26 They shall perish, but thou
shalt endure: yea, all of them shall
wax old like a garment; as a vesture
shalt thou change them, and they
shall be changed:

    27 But thou art the same, and thy
years shall have no end.

    28 The children of thy servants
shall continue, and their seed shall
be established before thee.


Section 1


Jeremiah 10:1,2,10,11,15,16

    1 Hear ye the word which the Lord
speaketh unto you, O house of Israel:


    2 Thus saith the Lord, Learn not
the way of the heathen, and be not
dismayed at the signs of heaven; for
the heathen are dismayed at them.

    10 But the Lord is the true God, he
is the living God, and an everlasting
king: at his wrath the earth shall
tremble, and the nations shall not be
able to abide his indignation.

    11 Thus shall ye say unto them, The
gods that have not made the heavens
and the earth, even they shall perish
from the earth, and from under these
heavens.

    15 They are vanity, and the work of
errors: in the time of their
visitation they shall perish.

    16 The portion of Jacob is not like
them: for he is the former of all
things; and Israel is the rod of his
inheritance: The Lord of hosts is his
name.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 243:30


    (Deformity and perfection)
    Sickness, sin, and death are not the fruits of Life. They are inharmonies which Truth destroys. Perfection does not animate imperfection. Inasmuch as God is good and the fount of all being, He does not produce moral or physical deformity; therefore such deformity is not real, but is illusion, the mirage of error. Divine Science reveals these grand facts. On their basis Jesus demonstrated Life, never fearing nor obeying error in any form.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 344:1


    (Strong position)
    It is objected to Christian Science that it claims God as the only absolute Life and Soul, and man to be His idea, - that is, His image. It should be added that this is claimed to represent the normal, healthful, and sinless condition of man in divine Science, and that this claim is made because the Scriptures say that God has created man in His own image and after His likeness. Is it sacrilegious to assume that God's likeness is not found in matter, sin, sickness, and death?

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 229:5


    (No union of opposites)
    We should hesitate to say that Jehovah sins or suffers; but if sin and suffering are realities of being, whence did they emanate? God made all that was made, and Mind signifies God, - infinity, not finity. Not far removed from infidelity is the belief which unites such opposites as sickness and health, holiness and unholiness, calls both the offspring of spirit, and at the same time admits that Spirit is God, - virtually declaring Him good in one instance and evil in another.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 230:15

    (God never inconsistent)
    Good is not, cannot be, the author of experimental sins. God, good, can no more produce sickness than goodness can cause evil and health occasion disease.


Section 2


Psalm 43:1,2,3,5

    1 Judge me, O God, and plead my
cause against an ungodly nation: O
deliver me from the deceitful and
unjust man.

    2 For thou art the God of my
strength: why dost thou cast me off?
why go I mourning because of the
oppression of the enemy?

    3 O send out thy light and thy
truth: let them lead me; let them
bring me unto thy holy hill, and to
thy tabernacles.

    5 Why art thou cast down, O my
soul? and why art thou disquieted
within me? hope in God: for I shall
yet praise him, who is the health of
my countenance, and my God.

***
Isaiah 57:15,19

    15 For thus saith the high and
lofty One that inhabiteth eternity,
whose name is Holy; I dwell in the
high and holy place, with him also
that is of a contrite and humble
spirit, to revive the spirit of the
humble, and to revive the heart of
the contrite ones.

    19 I create the fruit of the lips;
Peace, peace to him that is far off,
and to him that is near, saith the
Lord; and I will heal him.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 230:1-6


    (Sickness from mortal mind)
    If sickness is real, it belongs to immortality; if true, it is a part of Truth. Would you attempt with drugs, or without, to destroy a quality or condition of Truth? But if sickness and sin are illusions, the awakening from this mortal dream, or illusion, will bring us into health, holiness, and immortality.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 260:20-30


    (Requisite change of our ideals)
    A sick body is evolved from sick thoughts. Sickness, disease, and death proceed from fear. Sensualism evolves bad physical and moral conditions.
    Selfishness and sensualism are educated in mortal mind by the thoughts ever recurring to one's self, by conversation about the body, and by the expectation of perpetual pleasure or pain from it; and this education is at the expense of spiritual growth. If we array thought in mortal vestures, it must lose its immortal nature.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 170:28-31


    (Causation considered)
    The description of man as purely physical, or as both material and spiritual, - but in either case dependent upon his physical organization, - is the Pandora box, from which all ills have gone forth, especially despair.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 381:24


    (God-given dominion)
    The harmony and immortality of man will never be reached without the understanding that Mind is not in matter. Let us banish sickness as an outlaw, and abide by the rule of perpetual harmony, - God's law. It is man's moral right to annul an unjust sentence, a sentence never inflicted by divine authority.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 180:25


    (Wrong and right way)
    When man is governed by God, the ever-present Mind who understands all things, man knows that with God all things are possible. The only way to this living Truth, which heals the sick, is found in the Science of divine Mind as taught and demonstrated by Christ Jesus.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 354:9


    (Christian warfare)
    The words of divine Science find their immortality in deeds, for their Principle heals the sick and spiritualizes humanity.


Section 3


Jeremiah 30:15,17

    15 Why criest thou for thine
affliction? thy sorrow is incurable
for the multitude of thine iniquity:
because thy sins were increased, I
have done these things unto thee.

    17 For I will restore health unto
thee, and I will heal thee of thy
wounds, saith the Lord; because they
called thee an Outcast, saying, This
is Zion, whom no man seeketh after.

***
Isaiah 58:6,8-11

    6 Is not this the fast that I have
chosen? to loose the bands of
wickedness, to undo the heavy
burdens, and to let the oppressed go
free, and that ye break every yoke?

    8 #Then shall thy light break forth
as the morning, and thine health
shall spring forth speedily: and thy
righteousness shall go before thee;
the glory of the Lord shall be thy
rereward.

    9 Then shalt thou call, and the
Lord shall answer; thou shalt cry,
and he shall say, Here I am. If thou
take away from the midst of thee the
yoke, the putting forth of the
finger, and speaking vanity;

    10 And if thou draw out thy soul to
the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted
soul; then shall thy light rise in
obscurity, and thy darkness be as the
noonday:

    11 And the Lord shall guide thee
continually, and satisfy thy soul in
drought, and make fat thy bones: and
thou shalt be like a watered garden,
and like a spring of water, whose
waters fail not.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 497:9

(24) Question: Have Christian Scientists any religious creed?
ADAM = That of which wisdom saith, "Thou shalt surely die."
Topic: Christian Science


    ( - Tenets -)
    3. We acknowledge God's forgiveness of sin in the destruction of sin and the spiritual understanding that casts out evil as unreal. But the belief in sin is punished so long as the belief lasts.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 354:26


    (Scientific consistency)
    Sin should become unreal to every one. It is in itself inconsistent, a divided kingdom. Its supposed realism has no divine authority, and I rejoice in the apprehension of this grand verity.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 355:3

    (Practical arguments)
    The charge of inconsistency in Christianly scientific methods of dealing with sin and disease is met by something practical, - namely, the proof of the utility of these methods; and proofs are better than mere verbal arguments or prayers which evince no spiritual power to heal.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 135:11-15


    (Fear and sickness identical)
    The same power which heals sin heals also sickness. This is "the beauty of holiness," that when Truth heals the sick, it casts out evils, and when Truth casts out the evil called disease, it heals the sick.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 339:1

  (- MORTAL MIND - Sin)


    (-30- Divine pardon)
    XXX. The destruction of sin is the divine method of pardon. Divine Life destroys death, Truth destroys error, and Love destroys hate. Being destroyed, sin needs no other form of forgiveness. Does not God's pardon, destroying any one sin, prophesy and involve the final destruction of all sin?

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 568:24-30


    (Paean of jubilee)
    For victory over a single sin, we give thanks and magnify the Lord of Hosts. What shall we say of the mighty conquest over all sin? A louder song, sweeter than has ever before reached high heaven, now rises clearer and nearer to the great heart of Christ; for the accuser is not there, and Love sends forth her primal and everlasting strain.


Section 4


Deuteronomy 32:45-47

    45 And Moses made an end of
speaking all these words to all
Israel:

    46 And he said unto them, Set your
hearts unto all the words which I
testify among you this day, which ye
shall command your children to
observe to do, all the words of this
law.

    47 For it is not a vain thing for
you; because it is your life: and
through this thing ye shall prolong
your days in the land, whither ye go
over Jordan to possess it.

***
Proverbs 4:20,22,23

    20 #My son, attend to my words;
incline thine ear unto my sayings.

    22 For they are life unto those
that find them, and health to all
their flesh.

    23 #Keep thy heart with all
diligence; for out of it are the
issues of life.

***
Job 33:4

    4 The Spirit of God hath made me,
and the breath of the Almighty hath
given me life.

***
Psalm 36:7-9

    7 How excellent is thy
lovingkindness, O God! therefore the
children of men put their trust under
the shadow of thy wings.

    8 They shall be abundantly
satisfied with the fatness of thy
house; and thou shalt make them drink
of the river of thy pleasures.

    9 For with thee is the fountain of
life: in thy light shall we see light.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 272:29-2


    (God the Principle of all)
    God is the divine Principle of all that represents Him and of all that really exists. Christian Science, as demonstrated by Jesus, alone reveals the natural, divine Principle of Science.
    Matter and its claims of sin, sickness, and death are contrary to God, and cannot emanate from Him.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 218:32-2


    (Sickness akin to sin) When we wake to the truth of being, all disease, pain, weakness, weariness, sorrow, sin, death, will be unknown, and the mortal dream will forever cease.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 76:22


    (Immaterial pleasure)
    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 appears.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 43:32


    (Divine victory)
    Love must triumph over hate. Truth and Life must seal the victory over error and death, before the thorns can be laid aside for a crown, the benediction follow, "Well done, good and faithful servant," and the supremacy of Spirit be demonstrated.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 567:7-8


    (Angelic offices)
    To infinite, ever-present Love, all is Love, and there is no error, no sin, sickness, nor death.


Section 5


Proverbs 21:21

    21 He that followeth after
righteousness and mercy findeth life,
righteousness, and honour.

***
John 1:4

    4 In him was life; and the life was
the light of men.
John 8:12

    12 #Then spake Jesus again unto
them, saying, I am the light of the
world: he that followeth me shall not
walk in darkness, but shall have the
light of life.

***
Romans 8:2

    2 For the law of the Spirit of life
in Christ Jesus hath made me free
from the law of sin and death.

***
I Corinthians 3:21-23

    21 Therefore let no man glory in
men. For all things are yours;

    22 Whether Paul, or Apollos, or
Cephas, or the world, or life, or
death, or things present, or things
to come; all are yours;

    23 And ye are Christ's; and Christ
is God's.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 406:11


    (Sickness will abate)
    The Science of being unveils the errors of sense, and spiritual perception, aided by Science, reaches Truth. Then error disappears. Sin and sickness will abate and seem less real as we approach the scientific period, in which mortal sense is subdued and all that is unlike the true likeness disappears. The moral man has no fear that he will commit a murder, and he should be as fearless on the question of disease.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 233:17-22


    (Christ's mission)
    Ye who can discern the face of the sky, - the sign material, - how much more should ye discern the sign mental, and compass the destruction of sin and sickness by overcoming the thoughts which produce them, and by understanding the spiritual idea which corrects and destroys them.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 215:15

    (Light and darkness)
    We are sometimes led to believe that darkness is as real as light; but Science affirms darkness to be only a mortal sense of the absence of light, at the coming of which darkness loses the appearance of reality. So sin and sorrow, disease and death, are the suppositional absence of Life, God, and flee as phantoms of error before truth and love.


Section 6


II Corinthians 5:4

    4 For we that are in this
tabernacle do groan, being burdened:
not for that we would be unclothed,
but clothed upon, that mortality
might be swallowed up of life.

***
Galatians 2:20

    20 I am crucified with Christ:
nevertheless I live; yet not I, but
Christ liveth in me: and the life
which I now live in the flesh I live
by the faith of the Son of God, who
loved me, and gave himself for me.

***
Colossians 3:3,4

    3 For ye are dead, and your life is
hid with Christ in God.

    4 When Christ, who is our life,
shall appear, then shall ye also
appear with him in glory.

***
Revelation 2:7

    7 He that hath an ear, let him hear
what the Spirit saith unto the
churches; To him that overcometh will
I give to eat of the tree of life,
which is in the midst of the paradise
of God.
Revelation 22:1,2,14

    1 And he shewed me a pure river of
water of life, clear as crystal,
proceeding out of the throne of God
and of the Lamb.

    2 In the midst of the street of it,
and on either side of the river, was
there the tree of life, which bare
twelve manner of fruits, and yielded
her fruit every month: and the leaves
of the tree were for the healing of
the nations.

    14 Blessed are they that do his
commandments, that they may have
right to the tree of life, and may
enter in through the gates into the
city.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 109:4


    (Scientific evidence)
    Christian Science reveals incontrovertibly that Mind is All-in-all, that the only realities are the divine Mind and idea. This great fact is not, however, seen to be supported by sensible evidence, until its divine Principle is demonstrated by healing the sick and thus proved absolute and divine. This proof once seen, no other conclusion can be reached.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 347:14-17,23


    (Essential element of Christianity)
    Christ, as the spiritual or true idea of God, comes now as of old, preaching the gospel to the poor, healing the sick, and casting out evils.
    If Christian Science takes away the popular gods, - sin, sickness, and death, - it is Christ, Truth, who destroys these evils, and so proves their nothingness.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 109:32


    (God's allness learned)
    The three great verities of Spirit, omnipotence, omnipresence, omniscience, - Spirit possessing all power, filling all space, constituting all Science, - contradict forever the belief that matter can be actual. These eternal verities reveal primeval existence as the radiant reality of God's creation, in which all that He has made is pronounced by His wisdom good.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 572:19-22


    (Man's present possibilities)
    In Revelation xxi. 1 we read: -



    And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 573:23

    (Nearness of Deity)
    This is Scriptural authority for concluding that such a recognition of being is, and has been, possible to men in this present state of existence, - that we can become conscious, here and now, of a cessation of death, sorrow, and pain. This is indeed a foretaste of absolute Christian Science. Take heart, dear sufferer, for this reality of being will surely appear sometime and in some way. There will be no more pain, and all tears will be wiped away. When you read this, remember Jesus' words, "The kingdom of God is within you." This spiritual consciousness is therefore a present possibility.

Subheadings in this lesson

15 1 - Deformity and perfection
15 1 - Strong position
15 1 - No union of opposites
15 1 - God never inconsistent
15 2 - Sickness from mortal mind
15 2 - Requisite change of our ideals
15 2 - Causation considered
15 2 - God-given dominion
15 2 - Wrong and right way
15 2 - Christian warfare
15 3 - - Tenets -
15 3 - Scientific consistency
15 3 - Practical arguments
15 3 - Fear and sickness identical
15 3 - -30- Divine pardon
15 3 - Paean of jubilee
15 4 - God the Principle of all
15 4 - Sickness akin to sin
15 4 - Immaterial pleasure
15 4 - Divine victory
15 4 - Angelic offices
15 5 - Sickness will abate
15 5 - Christ's mission
15 5 - Light and darkness
15 6 - Scientific evidence
15 6 - Essential element of Christianity
15 6 - God's allness learned
15 6 - Man's present possibilities
15 6 - Nearness of Deity


April 9,1899

Subject: 16

DOCTRINE OF ATONEMENT.

2ooo



-- Golden Text --

Romans 5:1,11

    1 Therefore being justified by
faith, we have peace with God through
our Lord Jesus Christ:

    11 And not only so, but we also joy
in God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
by whom we have now received the
atonement.


Responsive Reading


John 17:1-6,17-19,23,25,26

    1 These words spake Jesus, and
lifted up his eyes to heaven, and
said, Father, the hour is come;
glorify thy Son, that thy Son also
may glorify thee:

    2 As thou hast given him power over
all flesh, that he should give
eternal life to as many as thou hast
given him.

    3 And this is life eternal, that
they might know thee the only true
God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast
sent.

    4 I have glorified thee on the
earth: I have finished the work which
thou gavest me to do.

    5 And now, O Father, glorify thou
me with thine own self with the glory
which I had with thee before the
world was.

    6 I have manifested thy name unto
the men which thou gavest me out of
the world: thine they were, and thou
gavest them me; and they have kept
thy word.

    17 Sanctify them through thy truth:
thy word is truth.

    18 As thou hast sent me into the
world, even so have I also sent them
into the world.

    19 And for their sakes I sanctify
myself, that they also might be
sanctified through the truth.

    23 I in them, and thou in me, that
they may be made perfect in one; and
that the world may know that thou
hast sent me, and hast loved them, as
thou hast loved me.

    25 O righteous Father, the world
hath not known thee: but I have known
thee, and these have known that thou
hast sent me.

    26 And I have declared unto them
thy name, and will declare it: that
the love wherewith thou hast loved me
may be in them, and I in them.


Section 1


Romans 5:1,2,10,11

    1 Therefore being justified by
faith, we have peace with God through
our Lord Jesus Christ:

    2 By whom also we have access by
faith into this grace wherein we
stand, and rejoice in hope of the
glory of God.

    10 For if, when we were enemies, we
were reconciled to God by the death
of his Son, much more, being
reconciled, we shall be saved by his
life.

    11 And not only so, but we also joy
in God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
by whom we have now received the
atonement.

***
Ephesians 2:13,16-18

    13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who
sometimes were far off are made nigh
by the blood of Christ.

    16 And that he might reconcile both
unto God in one body by the cross,
having slain the enmity thereby:

    17 And came and preached peace to
you which were afar off, and to them
that were nigh.

    18 For through him we both have
access by one Spirit unto the Father.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 18:1,13


    (Divine oneness)
    Atonement is the exemplification of man's unity with God, whereby man reflects divine Truth, Life, and Love. Jesus of Nazareth taught and demonstrated man's oneness with the Father, and for this we owe him endless homage. His mission was both individual and collective. He did life's work aright not only in justice to himself, but in mercy to mortals, - to show them how to do theirs, but not to do it for them nor to relieve them of a single responsibility. Jesus acted boldly, against the accredited evidence of the senses, against Pharisaical creeds and practices, and he refuted all opponents with his healing power.
    (Human reconciliation)
    The atonement of Christ reconciles man to God, not God to man; for the divine Principle of Christ is God, and how can God propitiate Himself? Christ is Truth, which reaches no higher than itself. The fountain can rise no higher than its source. Christ, Truth, could conciliate no nature above his own, derived from the eternal Love. It was therefore Christ's purpose to reconcile man to God, not God to man. Love and Truth are not at war with God's image and likeness. Man cannot exceed divine Love, and so atone for himself. Even Christ cannot reconcile Truth to error, for Truth and error are irreconcilable. Jesus aided in reconciling man to God by giving man a truer sense of Love, the divine Principle of Jesus' teachings, and this truer sense of Love redeems man from the law of matter, sin, and death by the law of Spirit, - the law of divine Love.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 45:6-21

    (Victory over the grave)
    Our Master fully and finally demonstrated divine Science in his victory over death and the grave. Jesus' deed was for the enlightenment of men and for the salvation of the whole world from sin, sickness, and death. Paul writes: "For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the [seeming] death of His Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life." Three days after his bodily burial he talked with his disciples. The persecutors had failed to hide immortal Truth and Love in a sepulchre.
    (The stone rolled away)
    Glory be to God, and peace to the struggling hearts! Christ hath rolled away the stone from the door of human hope and faith, and through the revelation and demonstration of life in God, hath elevated them to possible at-one-ment with the spiritual idea of man and his divine Principle, Love.


Section 2


Proverbs 14:26,27

    26 In the fear of the Lord is
strong confidence: and his children
shall have a place of refuge.

    27 The fear of the Lord is a
fountain of life, to depart from the
snares of death.

***
II Corinthians 5:18-20

    18 And all things are of God, who
hath reconciled us to himself by
Jesus Christ, and hath given to us
the ministry of reconciliation;

    19 To wit, that God was in Christ,
reconciling the world unto himself,
not imputing their trespasses unto
them; and hath committed unto us the
word of reconciliation.

    20 Now then we are ambassadors for
Christ, as though God did beseech you
by us: we pray you in Christ's stead,
be ye reconciled to God.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 133:29-1


    (Priestly learning)
    The Jewish conception of God, as Yawah, Jehovah, or only a mighty hero and king, has not quite given place to the true knowledge of God. Creeds and rituals have not cleansed their hands of rabbinical lore.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 285:23


    (Salvation is through reform)
    By interpreting God as a corporeal Saviour but not as the saving Principle, or divine Love, we shall continue to seek salvation through pardon and not through reform, and resort to matter instead of Spirit for the cure of the sick. As mortals reach, through knowledge of Christian Science, a higher sense, they will seek to learn, not from matter, but from the divine Principle, God, how to demonstrate the Christ, Truth, as the healing and saving power.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 339:25

  (- MORTAL MIND - Death)

    (-32- Basis of health and immortality)
    The basis of all health, sinlessness, and immortality is the great fact that God is the only Mind; and this Mind must be not merely believed, but it must be understood. To get rid of sin through Science, is to divest sin of any supposed mind or reality, and never to admit that sin can have intelligence or power, pain or pleasure. You conquer error by denying its verity. Our various theories will never lose their imaginary power for good or evil, until we lose our faith in them and make life its own proof of harmony and God.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 276:1-9

    (Universal brotherhood)
    Having one God, one Mind, unfolds the power that heals the sick, and fulfils these sayings of Scripture, "I am the Lord that healeth thee," and "I have found a ransom." When the divine precepts are understood, they unfold the foundation of fellowship, in which one mind is not at war with another, but all have one Spirit, God, one intelligent source, in accordance with the Scriptural command: "Let this Mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus."


Section 3


I Corinthians 10:1,6,7,11

    1 Moreover, brethren, I would not
that ye should be ignorant, how that
all our fathers were under the cloud,
and all passed through the sea;

    6 Now these things were our
examples, to the intent we should not
lust after evil things, as they also
lusted.

    7 Neither be ye idolaters, as were
some of them; as it is written, The
people sat down to eat and drink, and
rose up to play.

    11 Now all these things happened
unto them for ensamples: and they are
written for our admonition, upon whom
the ends of the world are come.

***
Matthew 5:21,23,24

    21 #Ye have heard that it was said
by them of old time, Thou shalt not
kill; and whosoever shall kill shall
be in danger of the judgment:

    23 Therefore if thou bring thy gift
to the altar, and there rememberest
that thy brother hath ought against
thee;

    24 Leave there thy gift before the
altar, and go thy way; first be
reconciled to thy brother, and then
come and offer thy gift.

***
John 13:3,4,8,15,17

    3 Jesus knowing that the Father had
given all things into his hands, and
that he was come from God, and went
to God;

    4 He riseth from supper, and laid
aside his garments; and took a towel,
and girded himself.

    8 Peter saith unto him, Thou shalt
never wash my feet. Jesus answered
him, If I wash thee not, thou hast no
part with me.

    15 For I have given you an example,
that ye should do as I have done to
you.

    17 If ye know these things, happy
are ye if ye do them.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 19:17-26


    (Efficacious repentance)
    Every pang of repentance and suffering, every effort for reform, every good thought and deed, will help us to understand Jesus' atonement for sin and aid its efficacy; but if the sinner continues to pray and repent, sin and be sorry, he has little part in the atonement, - in the at-one-ment with God, - for he lacks the practical repentance, which reforms the heart and enables man to do the will of wisdom. Those who cannot demonstrate, at least in part, the divine Principle of the teachings and practice of our Master have no part in God.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 21:1

    (Moral victory)
    If Truth is overcoming error in your daily walk and conversation, you can finally say, "I have fought a good fight . . . I have kept the faith," because you are a better man. This is having our part in the at-one-ment with Truth and Love. Christians do not continue to labor and pray, expecting because of another's goodness, suffering, and triumph, that they shall reach his harmony and reward.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 22:6-12

    (Moral retrogression)
    Waking to Christ's demand, mortals experience suffering. This causes them, even as drowning men, to make vigorous efforts to save themselves; and through Christ's precious love these efforts are crowned with success.
    (Wait for reward)
    "Work out your own salvation," is the demand of Life and Love, for to this end God worketh with you.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 25:22-31

    (Effective triumph)
    Though demonstrating his control over sin and disease, the great Teacher by no means relieved others from giving the requisite proofs of their own piety. He worked for their guidance, that they might demonstrate this power as he did and understand its divine Principle. Implicit faith in the Teacher and all the emotional love we can bestow on him, will never alone make us imitators of him. We must go and do likewise, else we are not improving the great blessings which our Master worked and suffered to bestow upon us.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 51:19-21

    (Example for our salvation)
    His consummate example was for the salvation of us all, but only through doing the works which he did and taught others to do.


Section 4


I Peter 2:11,21,23,24

    11 Dearly beloved, I beseech you as
strangers and pilgrims, abstain from
fleshly lusts, which war against the
soul;

    21 For even hereunto were ye
called: because Christ also suffered
for us, leaving us an example, that
ye should follow his steps:

    23 Who, when he was reviled,
reviled not again; when he suffered,
he threatened not; but committed
himself to him that judgeth
righteously:

    24 Who his own self bare our sins
in his own body on the tree, that we,
being dead to sins, should live unto
righteousness: by whose stripes ye
were healed.

***
James 5:10,11

    10 Take, my brethren, the prophets,
who have spoken in the name of the
Lord, for an example of suffering
affliction, and of patience.

    11 Behold, we count them happy
which endure. Ye have heard of the
patience of Job, and have seen the
end of the Lord; that the Lord is
very pitiful, and of tender mercy.

***
I Peter 4:12,13,15,16

    12 Beloved, think it not strange
concerning the fiery trial which is
to try you, as though some strange
thing happened unto you:

    13 But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are
partakers of Christ's sufferings;
that, when his glory shall be
revealed, ye may be glad also with
exceeding joy.

    15 But let none of you suffer as a
murderer, or as a thief, or as an
evildoer, or as a busybody in other
men's matters.

    16 Yet if any man suffer as a
Christian, let him not be ashamed;
but let him glorify God on this
behalf.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 36:4-6


    (Final purpose)
    Divine Science reveals the necessity of sufficient suffering, either before or after death, to quench the love of sin.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 23:1

    (Justice and substitution)
    Wisdom and Love may require many sacrifices of self to save us from sin. One sacrifice, however great, is insufficient to pay the debt of sin. The atonement requires constant self-immolation on the sinner's part. That God's wrath should be vented upon His beloved Son, is divinely unnatural. Such a theory is man-made. The atonement is a hard problem in theology, but its scientific explanation is, that suffering is an error of sinful sense which Truth destroys, and that eventually both sin and suffering will fall at the feet of everlasting Love.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 20:14-16

    (Perfect example)
    Jesus bore our infirmities; he knew the error of mortal belief, and "with his stripes [the rejection of error] we are healed."

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 40:17-19

    (Suffering inevitable)
    Was it just for Jesus to suffer? No; but it was inevitable, for not otherwise could he show us the way and the power of Truth.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 37:5-12

    (Martyrs inevitable)
    History is full of records of suffering. "The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church." Mortals try in vain to slay Truth with the steel or the stake, but error falls only before the sword of Spirit. Martyrs are the human links which connect one stage with another in the history of religion. They are earth's luminaries, which serve to cleanse and rarefy the atmosphere of material sense and to permeate humanity with purer ideals.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 24:11-15

    (Radical changes)
    He to whom "the arm of the Lord" is revealed will believe our report, and rise into newness of life with regeneration. This is having part in the atonement; this is the understanding, in which Jesus suffered and triumphed.


Section 5


Romans 10:1,13-15,17

    1 Brethren, my heart's desire and
prayer to God for Israel is, that
they might be saved.

    13 For whosoever shall call upon
the name of the Lord shall be saved.

    14 How then shall they call on him
in whom they have not believed? and
how shall they believe in him of whom
they have not heard? and how shall
they hear without a preacher?

    15 And how shall they preach,
except they be sent? as it is
written, How beautiful are the feet
of them that preach the gospel of
peace, and bring glad tidings of good
things!

    17 So then faith cometh by hearing,
and hearing by the word of God.
Romans 11:1,25-27,33,36

    1 I say then, Hath God cast away
his people? God forbid. For I also am
an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham,
of the tribe of Benjamin.

    25 For I would not, brethren, that
ye should be ignorant of this mystery,
lest ye should be wise in your own
conceits; that blindness in part is
happened to Israel, until the fulness
of the Gentiles be come in.

    26 And so all Israel shall be
saved: as it is written, There shall
come out of Sion the Deliverer, and
shall turn away ungodliness from
Jacob:

    27 For this is my covenant unto
them, when I shall take away their
sins.

    33 O the depth of the riches both
of the wisdom and knowledge of God!
how unsearchable are his judgments,
and his ways past finding out!

    36 For of him, and through him, and
to him, are all things: to whom be
glory for ever. Amen.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 40:8-12


    (Sin and penalty)
    Divine Science adjusts the balance as Jesus adjusted it. Science removes the penalty only by first removing the sin which incurs the penalty. This is my sense of divine pardon, which I understand to mean God's method of destroying sin.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 26:12-32

    (Christ's demonstration)
    This Christ, or divinity of the man Jesus, was his divine nature, the godliness which animated him. Divine Truth, Life, and Love gave Jesus authority over sin, sickness, and death. His mission was to reveal the Science of celestial being, to prove what God is and what He does for man.
    (Proof in practice)
    A musician demonstrates the beauty of the music he teaches in order to show the learner the way by practice as well as precept. Jesus' teaching and practice of Truth involved such a sacrifice as makes us admit its Principle to be Love. This was the precious import of our Master's sinless career and of his demonstration of power over death. He proved by his deeds that Christian Science destroys sickness, sin, and death.
    Our Master taught no mere theory, doctrine, or belief. It was the divine Principle of all real being which he taught and practised. His proof of Christianity was no form or system of religion and worship, but Christian Science, working out the harmony of Life and Love.

Subheadings in this lesson

16 1 - Divine oneness
16 1 - Human reconciliation
16 1 - Victory over the grave
16 1 - The stone rolled away
16 2 - Priestly learning
16 2 - Salvation is through reform
16 2 - -32- Basis of health and immortality
16 2 - Universal brotherhood
16 3 - Efficacious repentance
16 3 - Moral victory
16 3 - Moral retrogression
16 3 - Wait for reward
16 3 - Effective triumph
16 3 - Example for our salvation
16 4 - Final purpose
16 4 - Justice and substitution
16 4 - Perfect example
16 4 - Suffering inevitable
16 4 - Martyrs inevitable
16 4 - Radical changes
16 5 - Sin and penalty
16 5 - Christ's demonstration
16 5 - Proof in practice


April 16,1899

Subject: 17

PROBATION AFTER DEATH.

ooo3



-- Golden Text --

I Corinthians 15:26,57

    26 The last enemy that shall be
destroyed is death.

    57 But thanks be to God, which
giveth us the victory through our
Lord Jesus Christ.


Responsive Reading


Ezekiel 18:20-28,32

    20 The soul that sinneth, it shall
die. The son shall not bear the
iniquity of the father, neither shall
the father bear the iniquity of the
son: the righteousness of the
righteous shall be upon him, and the
wickedness of the wicked shall be
upon him.

    21 But if the wicked will turn from
all his sins that he hath committed,
and keep all my statutes, and do that
which is lawful and right, he shall
surely live, he shall not die.

    22 All his transgressions that he
hath committed, they shall not be
mentioned unto him: in his
righteousness that he hath done he
shall live.

    23 Have I any pleasure at all that
the wicked should die? saith the Lord
God: and not that he should return
from his ways, and live?

    24 #But when the righteous turneth
away from his righteousness, and
committeth iniquity, and doeth
according to all the abominations
that the wicked man doeth, shall he
live? All his righteousness that he
hath done shall not be mentioned: in
his trespass that he hath trespassed,
and in his sin that he hath sinned,
in them shall he die.

    25 #Yet ye say, The way of the Lord
is not equal. Hear now, O house of
Israel; Is not my way equal? are not
your ways unequal?

    26 When a righteous man turneth
away from his righteousness, and
committeth iniquity, and dieth in
them; for his iniquity that he hath
done shall he die.

    27 Again, when the wicked man
turneth away from his wickedness that
he hath committed, and doeth that
which is lawful and right, he shall
save his soul alive.

    28 Because he considereth, and
turneth away from all his
transgressions that he hath
committed, he shall surely live, he
shall not die.

    32 For I have no pleasure in the
death of him that dieth, saith the
Lord God: wherefore turn yourselves,
and live ye.


Section 1


Deuteronomy 3:24

    24 O Lord God, thou hast begun to
shew thy servant thy greatness, and
thy mighty hand: for what God is
there in heaven or in earth, that can
do according to thy works, and
according to thy might?

***
Jeremiah 51:10

    10 The Lord hath brought forth our
righteousness: come, and let us
declare in Zion the work of the Lord
our God.

***
Psalm 16:9-11

    9 Therefore my heart is glad, and
my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also
shall rest in hope.

    10 For thou wilt not leave my soul
in hell; neither wilt thou suffer
thine Holy One to see corruption.

    11 Thou wilt shew me the path of
life: in thy presence is fulness of
joy; at thy right hand there are
pleasures for evermore.
Psalm 36:9

    9 For with thee is the fountain of
life: in thy light shall we see light.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 468:25-6

(08) Question: What is Life?
ADAM = Dust to dust.
Topic: Mind


    (Eternity of Life)
    Question. - What is Life?
    Answer. - Life is divine Principle, Mind, Soul, Spirit. Life is without beginning and without end. Eternity, not time, expresses the thought of Life, and time is no part of eternity. One ceases in proportion as the other is recognized. Time is finite; eternity is forever infinite. Life is neither in nor of matter. What is termed matter is unknown to Spirit, which includes in itself all substance and is Life eternal. Matter is a human concept. Life is divine Mind. Life is not limited. Death and finiteness are unknown to Life. If Life ever had a beginning, it would also have an ending.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 474:16

(13) Question: Is there no sin?
ADAM = The opposite of Spirit and His creations.
Topic: Reality


    (Divine fulfilment)
    If sin, sickness, and death are as real as Life, Truth, and Love, then they must all be from the same source; God must be their author. Now Jesus came to destroy sin, sickness, and death; yet the Scriptures aver, "I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil." Is it possible, then, to believe that the evils which Jesus lived to destroy are real or the offspring of the divine will?

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 283:21


    (Spiritual structure)
    This false belief as to what really constitutes life so detracts from God's character and nature, that the true sense of His power is lost to all who cling to this falsity. The divine Principle, or Life, cannot be practically demonstrated in length of days, as it was by the patriarchs, unless its Science be accurately stated. We must receive the divine Principle in the understanding, and live it in daily life; and unless we so do, we can no more demonstrate Science, than we can teach and illustrate geometry by calling a curve a straight line or a straight line a sphere.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 286:9

    (Salvation is through reform)
    The Master said, "No man cometh unto the Father [the divine Principle of being] but by me," Christ, Life, Truth, Love; for Christ says, "I am the way." Physical causation was put aside from first to last by this original man, Jesus. He knew that the divine Principle, Love, creates and governs all that is real.


Section 2


Isaiah 42:5-8,23

    5 #Thus saith God the Lord, he that
created the heavens, and stretched
them out; he that spread forth the
earth, and that which cometh out of
it; he that giveth breath unto the
people upon it, and spirit to them
that walk therein:

    6 I the Lord have called thee in
righteousness, and will hold thine
hand, and will keep thee, and give
thee for a covenant of the people,
for a light of the Gentiles;

    7 To open the blind eyes, to bring
out the prisoners from the prison, and
them that sit in darkness out of the
prison house.

    8 I am the Lord: that is my name:
and my glory will I not give to
another, neither my praise to graven
images.

    23 Who among you will give ear to
this? who will hearken and hear for
the time to come?

***
Zephaniah 3:9

    9 For then will I turn to the
people a pure language, that they may
all call upon the name of the Lord,
to serve him with one consent.

***
Jeremiah 32:39-40

    39 And I will give them one heart,
and one way, that they may fear me for
ever, for the good of them, and of
their children after them:

    40 And I will make an everlasting
covenant with them, that I will not
turn away from them, to do them good;
but I will put my fear in their
hearts, that they shall not depart
from me.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 258:13


    (Infinity's reflection)
    God expresses in man the infinite idea forever developing itself, broadening and rising higher and higher from a boundless basis. Mind manifests all that exists in the infinitude of Truth. We know no more of man as the true divine image and likeness, than we know of God.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 206:25-28


    (Birth and death unreal)
    Can there be any birth or death for man, the spiritual image and likeness of God? Instead of God sending sickness and death, He destroys them, and brings to light immortality.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 285:7


    (The human counterfeit)
    What, then, is the material personality which suffers, sins, and dies? It is not man, the image and likeness of God, but man's counterfeit, the inverted likeness, the unlikeness called sin, sickness, and death. The unreality of the claim that a mortal is the true image of God is illustrated by the opposite natures of Spirit and matter, Mind and body, for one is intelligence while the other is non-intelligence.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 76:6


    (Real Life is God)
    When being is understood, Life will be recognized as neither material nor finite, but as infinite, - as God, universal good; and the belief that life, or mind, was ever in a finite form, or good in evil, will be destroyed. Then it will be understood that Spirit never entered matter and was therefore never raised from matter. When advanced to spiritual being and the understanding of God, man can no longer commune with matter; neither can he return to it, any more than a tree can return to its seed. Neither will man seem to be corporeal, but he will be an individual consciousness, characterized by the divine Spirit as idea, not matter.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 289:31


    (Spiritual offspring)
    Man is not the offspring of flesh, but of Spirit, - of Life, not of matter. Because Life is God, Life must be eternal, self-existent. Life is the everlasting I AM, the Being who was and is and shall be, whom nothing can erase.


Section 3


Job 7:1-4,11

    1 IS there not an appointed time
to man upon earth? are not his days
also like the days of an hireling?

    2 As a servant earnestly desireth
the shadow, and as an hireling
looketh for the reward of his work:

    3 So am I made to possess months of
vanity, and wearisome nights are
appointed to me.

    4 When I lie down, I say, When
shall I arise, and the night be gone?
and I am full of tossings to and fro
unto the dawning of the day.

    11 Therefore I will not refrain my
mouth; I will speak in the anguish of
my spirit; I will complain in the
bitterness of my soul.

***
Lamentations 3:39,40

    39 Wherefore doth a living man
complain, a man for the punishment of
his sins?

    40 Let us search and try our ways,
and turn again to the Lord.
Lamentations 5:21

    21 Turn thou us unto thee, O Lord,
and we shall be turned; renew our days
as of old.

***
Ezekiel 18:23,31,32

    23 Have I any pleasure at all that
the wicked should die? saith the Lord
God: and not that he should return
from his ways, and live?

    31 #Cast away from you all your
transgressions, whereby ye have
transgressed; and make you a new
heart and a new spirit: for why will
ye die, O house of Israel?

    32 For I have no pleasure in the
death of him that dieth, saith the
Lord God: wherefore turn yourselves,
and live ye.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 302:3


    (Identity not lost)
    The material body and mind are temporal, but the real man is spiritual and eternal. The identity of the real man is not lost, but found through this explanation; for the conscious infinitude of existence and of all identity is thereby discerned and remains unchanged. It is impossible that man should lose aught that is real, when God is all and eternally his. The notion that mind is in matter, and that the so-called pleasures and pains, the birth, sin, sickness, and death of matter, are real, is a mortal belief; and this belief is all that will ever be lost.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 187:27


    (Death and the body)
    If you take away this erring mind, the mortal material body loses all appearance of life or action, and this so-called mind then calls itself dead; but the human mind still holds in belief a body, through which it acts and which appears to the human mind to live, - a body like the one it had before death. This body is put off only as the mortal, erring mind yields to God, immortal Mind, and man is found in His image.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 426:28-17


    (Christian standard)
    Sin brought death, and death will disappear with the disappearance of sin. Man is immortal, and the body cannot die, because matter has no life to surrender. The human concepts named matter, death, disease, sickness, and sin are all that can be destroyed.
    (Life not contingent on matter)
    If it is true that man lives, this fact can never change in Science to the opposite belief that man dies. Life is the law of Soul, even the law of the spirit of Truth, and Soul is never without its representative. Man's individual being can no more die nor disappear in unconsciousness than can Soul, for both are immortal. If man believes in death now, he must disbelieve in it when learning that there is no reality in death, since the truth of being is deathless. The belief that existence is contingent on matter must be met and mastered by Science, before Life can be understood and harmony obtained.
    (Mortality vanquished)
    Death is but another phase of the dream that existence can be material. Nothing can interfere with the harmony of being nor end the existence of man in Science. Man is the same after as before a bone is broken or the body guillotined.


Section 4


I Corinthians 15:19,20,22,26

    19 If in this life only we have
hope in Christ, we are of all men
most miserable.

    20 But now is Christ risen from the
dead, and become the firstfruits of
them that slept.

    22 For as in Adam all die, even so
in Christ shall all be made alive.

    26 The last enemy that shall be
destroyed is death.

***
Romans 6:9-11

    9 Knowing that Christ being raised
from the dead dieth no more; death
hath no more dominion over him.

    10 For in that he died, he died
unto sin once: but in that he liveth,
he liveth unto God.

    11 Likewise reckon ye also
yourselves to be dead indeed unto
sin, but alive unto God through Jesus
Christ our Lord.

***
II Corinthians 1:9,10

    9 But we had the sentence of death
in ourselves, that we should not trust
in ourselves, but in God which
raiseth the dead:

    10 Who delivered us from so great a
death, and doth deliver: in whom we
trust that he will yet deliver us;

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 409:27


    (Death no benefactor)
    We have no right to say that life depends on matter now, but will not depend on it after death. We cannot spend our days here in ignorance of the Science of Life, and expect to find beyond the grave a reward for this ignorance. Death will not make us harmonious and immortal as a recompense for ignorance. If here we give no heed to Christian Science, which is spiritual and eternal, we shall not be ready for spiritual Life hereafter.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 42:5


    (A belief in death)
    The universal belief in death is of no advantage. It cannot make Life or Truth apparent. Death will be found at length to be a mortal dream, which comes in darkness and disappears with the light.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 75:21


    (Raising the dead)
    When you can waken yourself or others out of the belief that all must die, you can then exercise Jesus' spiritual power to reproduce the presence of those who have thought they died, - but not otherwise.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 39:13


    (A belief suicidal) The Bible calls death an enemy, and Jesus overcame death and the grave instead of yielding to them. He was "the way." To him, therefore, death was not the threshold over which he must pass into living glory.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 289:14


    (Death but an illusion)
    The fact that the Christ, or Truth, overcame and still overcomes death proves the "king of terrors" to be but a mortal belief, or error, which Truth destroys with the spiritual evidences of Life; and this shows that what appears to the senses to be death is but a mortal illusion, for to the real man and the real universe there is no death-process.


Section 5


Luke 10:21,25-28

    21 In that hour Jesus rejoiced in
spirit, and said, I thank thee, O
Father, Lord of heaven and earth,
that thou hast hid these things from
the wise and prudent, and hast
revealed them unto babes: even so,
Father; for so it seemed good in thy
sight.

    25 #And, behold, a certain lawyer
stood up, and tempted him, saying,
Master, what shall I do to inherit
eternal life?

    26 He said unto him, What is
written in the law? how readest thou?


    27 And he answering said, Thou
shalt love the Lord thy God with all
thy heart, and with all thy soul, and
with all thy strength, and with all
thy mind; and thy neighbour as
thyself.

    28 And he said unto him, Thou hast
answered right: this do, and thou
shalt live.

***
John 5:24

    24 Verily, verily, I say unto you,
He that heareth my word, and believeth
on him that sent me, hath everlasting
life, and shall not come into
condemnation; but is passed from
death unto life.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 90:24


    (Scientific finalities)
    The admission to one's self that man is God's own likeness sets man free to master the infinite idea. This conviction shuts the door on death, and opens it wide towards immortality. The understanding and recognition of Spirit must finally come, and we may as well improve our time in solving the mysteries of being through an apprehension of divine Principle. At present we know not what man is, but we certainly shall know this when man reflects God.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 291:1-13,22-25


    (Sin is punished)
    The suppositions that sin is pardoned while unforsaken, that happiness can be genuine in the midst of sin, that the so-called death of the body frees from sin, and that God's pardon is aught but the destruction of sin, - these are grave mistakes. We know that all will be changed "in the twinkling of an eye," when the last trump shall sound; but this last call of wisdom cannot come till mortals have already yielded to each lesser call in the growth of Christian character. Mortals need not fancy that belief in the experience of death will awaken them to glorified being.
    (Salvation and probation)
    Universal salvation rests on progression and probation, and is unattainable without them.
    As man falleth asleep, so shall he awake. As death findeth mortal man, so shall he be after death, until probation and growth shall effect the needed change.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 292:1

    (Day of judgment)
    When the last mortal fault is destroyed, then the final trump will sound which will end the battle of Truth with error and mortality; "but of that day and hour, knoweth no man." Here prophecy pauses. Divine Science alone can compass the heights and depths of being and reveal the infinite.


Section 6


Revelation 15:2,3

    2 And I saw as it were a sea of
glass mingled with fire: and them
that had gotten the victory over the
beast, and over his image, and over
his mark, and over the number of his
name, stand on the sea of glass,
having the harps of God.

    3 And they sing the song of Moses
the servant of God, and the song of
the Lamb, saying, Great and
marvellous are thy works, Lord God
Almighty; just and true are thy ways,
thou King of saints.
Revelation 21:3,4

    3 And I heard a great voice out of
heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle
of God is with men, and he will dwell
with them, and they shall be his
people, and God himself shall be with
them, and be their God.

    4 And God shall wipe away all tears
from their eyes; and there shall be
no more death, neither sorrow, nor
crying, neither shall there be any
more pain: for the former things are
passed away.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 290:3-22


    (Death no advantage)
    If the Principle, rule, and demonstration of man's being are not in the least understood before what is termed death overtakes mortals, they will rise no higher spiritually in the scale of existence on account of that single experience, but will remain as material as before the transition, still seeking happiness through a material, instead of through a spiritual sense of life, and from selfish and inferior motives. That Life or Mind is finite and physical or is manifested through brain and nerves, is false. Hence Truth comes to destroy this error and its effects, - sickness, sin, and death. To the spiritual class, relates the Scripture: "On such the second death hath no power."
    (Future purification)
    If the change called death destroyed the belief in sin, sickness, and death, happiness would be won at the moment of dissolution, and be forever permanent; but this is not so. Perfection is gained only by perfection. They who are unrighteous shall be unrighteous still, until in divine Science Christ, Truth, removes all ignorance and sin.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 303:16

    (Mental propagation)
    Divine Science lays the axe at the root of the illusion that life, or mind, is formed by or is in the material body, and Science will eventually destroy this illusion through the self-destruction of all error and the beatified understanding of the Science of Life.

Subheadings in this lesson

17 1 - Eternity of Life
17 1 - Divine fulfilment
17 1 - Spiritual structure
17 1 - Salvation is through reform
17 2 - Infinity's reflection
17 2 - Birth and death unreal
17 2 - The human counterfeit
17 2 - Real Life is God
17 2 - Spiritual offspring
17 3 - Identity not lost
17 3 - Death and the body
17 3 - Christian standard
17 3 - Life not contingent on matter
17 3 - Mortality vanquished
17 4 - Death no benefactor
17 4 - A belief in death
17 4 - Raising the dead
17 4 - A belief suicidal
17 4 - Death but an illusion
17 5 - Scientific finalities
17 5 - Sin is punished
17 5 - Salvation and probation
17 5 - Day of judgment
17 6 - Death no advantage
17 6 - Future purification
17 6 - Mental propagation


April 23,1899

Subject: 18

EVERLASTING PUNISHMENT.

oo3o



-- Golden Text --

Lamentations 3:39,40

    39 Wherefore doth a living man
complain, a man for the punishment of
his sins?

    40 Let us search and try our ways,
and turn again to the Lord.


Responsive Reading


Psalm 37:27-40

    27 Depart from evil, and do good;
and dwell for evermore.

    28 For the Lord loveth judgment,
and forsaketh not his saints; they
are preserved for ever: but the seed
of the wicked shall be cut off.

    29 The righteous shall inherit the
land, and dwell therein for ever.

    30 The mouth of the righteous
speaketh wisdom, and his tongue
talketh of judgment.

    31 The law of his God is in his
heart; none of his steps shall slide.


    32 The wicked watcheth the
righteous, and seeketh to slay him.

    33 The Lord will not leave him in
his hand, nor condemn him when he is
judged.

    34 Wait on the Lord, and keep his
way, and he shall exalt thee to
inherit the land: when the wicked are
cut off, thou shalt see it.

    35 I have seen the wicked in great
power, and spreading himself like a
green bay tree.

    36 Yet he passed away, and, lo, he
was not: yea, I sought him, but he
could not be found.

    37 Mark the perfect man, and behold
the upright: for the end of that man
is peace.

    38 But the transgressors shall be
destroyed together: the end of the
wicked shall be cut off.

    39 But the salvation of the
righteous is of the Lord: he is their
strength in the time of trouble.

    40 And the Lord shall help them,
and deliver them: he shall deliver
them from the wicked, and save them,
because they trust in him.


Section 1


Genesis 3:13-19

    13 And the Lord God said unto the
woman, What is this that thou hast
done? And the woman said, The serpent
beguiled me, and I did eat.

    14 And the Lord God said unto the
serpent, Because thou hast done this,
thou art cursed above all cattle, and
above every beast of the field; upon
thy belly shalt thou go, and dust
shalt thou eat all the days of thy
life:

    15 And I will put enmity between
thee and the woman, and between thy
seed and her seed; it shall bruise
thy head, and thou shalt bruise his
heel.

    16 Unto the woman he said, I will
greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy
conception; in sorrow thou shalt
bring forth children; and thy desire
shall be to thy husband, and he shall
rule over thee.

    17 And unto Adam he said, Because
thou hast hearkened unto the voice of
thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree,
of which I commanded thee, saying,
Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is
the ground for thy sake; in sorrow
shalt thou eat of it all the days of
thy life;

    18 Thorns also and thistles shall
it bring forth to thee; and thou
shalt eat the herb of the field;

    19 In the sweat of thy face shalt
thou eat bread, till thou return unto
the ground; for out of it wast thou
taken: for dust thou art, and unto
dust shalt thou return.

***
Lamentations 3:39

    39 Wherefore doth a living man
complain, a man for the punishment of
his sins?

***
Job 31:3

    3 Is not destruction to the wicked?
and a strange punishment to the
workers of iniquity?

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 262:27


    (Mind the only cause)
    The foundation of mortal discord is a false sense of man's origin. To begin rightly is to end rightly. Every concept which seems to begin with the brain begins falsely. Divine Mind is the only cause or Principle of existence. Cause does not exist in matter, in mortal mind, or in physical forms.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 356:30-9


    (Two infinite creators absurd)
    Does subsequent follow its antecedent? It does. Was there original self-creative sin? Then there must have been more than one creator, more than one God. In common justice, we must admit that God will not punish man for doing what He created man capable of doing, and knew from the outset that man would do. God is "of purer eyes than to behold evil." We sustain Truth, not by accepting, but by rejecting a lie.
    Jesus said of personified evil, that it was "a liar, and the father of it." Truth creates neither a lie, a capacity to lie, nor a liar.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 544:16


    (First evil suggestion) All is under the control of the one Mind, even God. The first statement about evil, - the first suggestion of more than the one Mind, - is in the fable of the serpent. The facts of creation, as previously recorded, include nothing of the kind.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 10:31


    (Asking amiss)
    Do you ask wisdom to be merciful and not to punish sin? Then "ye ask amiss." Without punishment, sin would multiply. Jesus' prayer, "Forgive us our debts," specified also the terms of forgiveness. When forgiving the adulterous woman he said, "Go, and sin no more."

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 36:4


    (Final purpose)
    Divine Science reveals the necessity of sufficient suffering, either before or after death, to quench the love of sin. To remit the penalty due for sin, would be for Truth to pardon error. Escape from punishment is not in accordance with God's government, since justice is the handmaid of mercy.


Section 2


Psalm 119:67,71

    67 Before I was afflicted I went
astray: but now have I kept thy word.


    71 It is good for me that I have
been afflicted; that I might learn
thy statutes.

***
Hebrews 12:8-11

    8 But if ye be without
chastisement, whereof all are
partakers, then are ye bastards, and
not sons.

    9 Furthermore we have had fathers
of our flesh which corrected us, and
we gave them reverence: shall we not
much rather be in subjection unto the
Father of spirits, and live?

    10 For they verily for a few days
chastened us after their own
pleasure; but he for our profit, that
we might be partakers of his
holiness.

    11 Now no chastening for the
present seemeth to be joyous, but
grievous: nevertheless afterward it
yieldeth the peaceable fruit of
righteousness unto them which are
exercised thereby.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 107:15


    (Discontent with life)
    Feeling so perpetually the false consciousness that life inheres in the body, yet remembering that in reality God is our Life, we may well tremble in the prospect of those days in which we must say, "I have no pleasure in them."

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 196:6


    (Sin destroyed through suffering)
    Better the suffering which awakens mortal mind from its fleshly dream, than the false pleasures which tend to perpetuate this dream. Sin alone brings death, for sin is the only element of destruction.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 296:16-21


    (Scientific purgation)
    Mortal belief must lose all satisfaction in error and sin in order to part with them.
    Whether mortals will learn this sooner or later, and how long they will suffer the pangs of destruction, depends upon the tenacity of error.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 444:2-4


    (Failure's lessons)
    In some way, sooner or later, all must rise superior to materiality, and suffering is oft the divine agent in this elevation.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 323:6-9


    (A bright outlook)
    Through the wholesome chastisements of Love, we are helped onward in the march towards righteousness, peace, and purity, which are the landmarks of Science.


Section 3


Psalm 38:17,18

    17 For I am ready to halt, and my
sorrow is continually before me.

    18 For I will declare mine
iniquity; I will be sorry for my sin.

***
Jeremiah 31:18,19

    18 I have surely heard Ephraim
bemoaning himself thus; Thou hast
chastised me, and I was chastised, as
a bullock unaccustomed to the yoke:
turn thou me, and I shall be turned;
for thou art the Lord my God.

    19 Surely after that I was turned,
I repented; and after that I was
instructed, I smote upon my thigh: I
was ashamed, yea, even confounded,
because I did bear the reproach of my
youth.

***
II Peter 3:9

    9 The Lord is not slack concerning
his promise, as some men count
slackness; but is longsuffering to
us-ward, not willing that any should
perish, but that all should come to
repentance.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 5:3


    (Sorrow and reformation)
    Sorrow for wrong-doing is but one step towards reform and the very easiest step. The next and great step required by wisdom is the test of our sincerity, - namely, reformation. To this end we are placed under the stress of circumstances. Temptation bids us repeat the offence, and woe comes in return for what is done. So it will ever be, till we learn that there is no discount in the law of justice and that we must pay "the uttermost farthing." The measure ye mete "shall be measured to you again," and it will be full "and running over."

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 240:27


    (Progress demanded)
    In trying to undo the errors of sense one must pay fully and fairly the utmost farthing, until all error is finally brought into subjection to Truth. The divine method of paying sin's wages involves unwinding one's snarls, and learning from experience how to divide between sense and Soul.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 322:22


    (Saving the inebriate)
    A man who likes to do wrong - finding pleasure in it and refraining from it only through fear of consequences - is neither a temperate man nor a reliable religionist.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 392:3


    (Sin to be overcome) Only while fear or sin remains can it bring forth death. To cure a bodily ailment, every broken moral law should be taken into account and the error be rebuked. Fear, which is an element of all disease, must be cast out to readjust the balance for God. Casting out evil and fear enables truth to outweigh error. The only course is to take antagonistic grounds against all that is opposed to the health, holiness, and harmony of man, God's image.


Section 4


Leviticus 26:13,23,24

    13 I am the Lord your God, which
brought you forth out of the land of
Egypt, that ye should not be their
bondmen; and I have broken the bands
of your yoke, and made you go
upright.

    23 And if ye will not be reformed
by me by these things, but will walk
contrary unto me;

    24 Then will I also walk contrary
unto you, and will punish you yet
seven times for your sins.

***
Matthew 19:16,17

    16 #And, behold, one came and said
unto him, Good Master, what good thing
shall I do, that I may have eternal
life?

    17 And he said unto him, Why
callest thou me good? there is none
good but one, that is, God: but if
thou wilt enter into life, keep the
commandments.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 327:1


    (Conversion of Saul)
    Reform comes by understanding that there is no abiding pleasure in evil, and also by gaining an affection for good according to Science, which reveals the immortal fact that neither pleasure nor pain, appetite nor passion, can exist in or of matter, while divine Mind can and does destroy the false beliefs of pleasure, pain, or fear and all the sinful appetites of the human mind.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 22:30-4


    (Justice and substitution)
    Justice requires reformation of the sinner. Mercy cancels the debt only when justice approves. Revenge is inadmissible. Wrath which is only appeased is not destroyed, but partially indulged. Wisdom and Love may require many sacrifices of self to save us from sin. One sacrifice, however great, is insufficient to pay the debt of sin.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 404:12


    (Appetites to be abandoned)
    If the evil is over in the repentant mortal mind, while its effects still remain on the individual, you can remove this disorder as God's law is fulfilled and reformation cancels the crime. The healthy sinner is the hardened sinner.


Section 5


Psalm 103:2,3

    2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, and
forget not all his benefits:

    3 Who forgiveth all thine
iniquities; who healeth all thy
diseases;

***
Acts 3:19-21

    19 #Repent ye therefore, and be
converted, that your sins may be
blotted out, when the times of
refreshing shall come from the
presence of the Lord;

    20 And he shall send Jesus Christ,
which before was preached unto you:

    21 Whom the heaven must receive
until the times of restitution of all
things, which God hath spoken by the
mouth of all his holy prophets since
the world began.

***
II Thessalonians 2:8

    8 And then shall that Wicked be
revealed, whom the Lord shall consume
with the spirit of his mouth, and
shall destroy with the brightness of
his coming:

***
Matthew 9:2-6

    2 And, behold, they brought to him
a man sick of the palsy, lying on a
bed: and Jesus seeing their faith
said unto the sick of the palsy; Son,
be of good cheer; thy sins be
forgiven thee.

    3 And, behold, certain of the
scribes said within themselves, This
man blasphemeth.

    4 And Jesus knowing their thoughts
said, Wherefore think ye evil in your
hearts?

    5 For whether is easier, to say,
Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say,
Arise, and walk?

    6 But that ye may know that the Son
of man hath power on earth to forgive
sins, (then saith he to the sick of
the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed,
and go unto thine house.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 5:23(begin Sin)


    (Cancellation of human sin) Sin is forgiven only as it is destroyed by Christ, - Truth and Life. If prayer nourishes the belief that sin is cancelled, and that man is made better merely by praying, prayer is an evil. He grows worse who continues in sin because he fancies himself forgiven.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 339:1

  (- MORTAL MIND - Sin)


    (-30- Divine pardon)
    XXX. The destruction of sin is the divine method of pardon. Divine Life destroys death, Truth destroys error, and Love destroys hate. Being destroyed, sin needs no other form of forgiveness. Does not God's pardon, destroying any one sin, prophesy and involve the final destruction of all sin?

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 497:9,20

(24) Question: Have Christian Scientists any religious creed?
ADAM = That of which wisdom saith, "Thou shalt surely die."
Topic: Christian Science


    ( - Tenets -)
    3. We acknowledge God's forgiveness of sin in the destruction of sin and the spiritual understanding that casts out evil as unreal. But the belief in sin is punished so long as the belief lasts.
    5. We acknowledge that the crucifixion of Jesus and his resurrection served to uplift faith to understand eternal Life, even the allness of Soul, Spirit, and the nothingness of matter.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 91:13


    (Man's genuine being)
    The destruction of error is by no means the destruction of Truth or Life, but is the acknowledgment of them.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 426:28


    (Christian standard)
    Sin brought death, and death will disappear with the disappearance of sin. Man is immortal, and the body cannot die, because matter has no life to surrender. The human concepts named matter, death, disease, sickness, and sin are all that can be destroyed.


Section 6


John 3:27,36

    27 John answered and said, A man
can receive nothing, except it be
given him from heaven.

    36 He that believeth on the Son
hath everlasting life: and he that
believeth not the Son shall not see
life; but the wrath of God abideth on
him.

***
Ezekiel 18:21,22

    21 But if the wicked will turn from
all his sins that he hath committed,
and keep all my statutes, and do that
which is lawful and right, he shall
surely live, he shall not die.

    22 All his transgressions that he
hath committed, they shall not be
mentioned unto him: in his
righteousness that he hath done he
shall live.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 40:12-14


    (Sin and penalty)
    If the saying is true, "While there's life there's hope," its opposite is also true, While there's sin there's doom.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 290:16-5


    (Future purification)
    If the change called death destroyed the belief in sin, sickness, and death, happiness would be won at the moment of dissolution, and be forever permanent; but this is not so. Perfection is gained only by perfection. They who are unrighteous shall be unrighteous still, until in divine Science Christ, Truth, removes all ignorance and sin.
    (Sin is punished)
    The sin and error which possess us at the instant of death do not cease at that moment, but endure until the death of these errors. To be wholly spiritual, man must be sinless, and he becomes thus only when he reaches perfection. The murderer, though slain in the act, does not thereby forsake sin. He is no more spiritual for believing that his body died and learning that his cruel mind died not. His thoughts are no purer until evil is disarmed by good. His body is as material as his mind, and vice versa.
    The suppositions that sin is pardoned while unforsaken, that happiness can be genuine in the midst of sin, that the so-called death of the body frees from sin, and that God's pardon is aught but the destruction of sin, - these are grave mistakes.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 537:13


    (Justice and recompense)
    "Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap." Error excludes itself from harmony. Sin is its own punishment. Truth guards the gateway to harmony. Error tills its own barren soil and buries itself in the ground, since ground and dust stand for nothingness.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 23:7(begin The)


    (Justice and substitution) The atonement is a hard problem in theology, but its scientific explanation is, that suffering is an error of sinful sense which Truth destroys, and that eventually both sin and suffering will fall at the feet of everlasting Love.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 340:23

  (- MORTAL MIND - Death)


    (-Platform summation-) One infinite God, good, unifies men and nations; constitutes the brotherhood of man; ends wars; fulfils the Scripture, "Love thy neighbor as thyself;" annihilates pagan and Christian idolatry, - whatever is wrong in social, civil, criminal, political, and religious codes; equalizes the sexes; annuls the curse on man, and leaves nothing that can sin, suffer, be punished or destroyed.

Subheadings in this lesson

18 1 - Mind the only cause
18 1 - Two infinite creators absurd
18 1 - First evil suggestion
18 1 - Asking amiss
18 1 - Final purpose
18 2 - Discontent with life
18 2 - Sin destroyed through suffering
18 2 - Scientific purgation
18 2 - Failure's lessons
18 2 - A bright outlook
18 3 - Sorrow and reformation
18 3 - Progress demanded
18 3 - Saving the inebriate
18 3 - Sin to be overcome
18 4 - Conversion of Saul
18 4 - Justice and substitution
18 4 - Appetites to be abandoned
18 5 - Cancellation of human sin
18 5 - -30- Divine pardon
18 5 - - Tenets -
18 5 - Man's genuine being
18 5 - Christian standard
18 6 - Sin and penalty
18 6 - Future purification
18 6 - Sin is punished
18 6 - Justice and recompense
18 6 - Justice and substitution
18 6 - -Platform summation-


April 30,1899

Subject: 19

ADAM AND FALLEN MAN.

o3oo



-- Golden Text --

Romans 5:19

    19 For as by one man's disobedience
many were made sinners, so by the
obedience of one shall many be made
righteous.


Responsive Reading


Isaiah 40:3,6-10,15,17,26,28-31

    3 #The voice of him that crieth in
the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of
the Lord, make straight in the desert
a highway for our God.

    6 The voice said, Cry. And he said,
What shall I cry? All flesh is grass,
and all the goodliness thereof is as
the flower of the field:

    7 The grass withereth, the flower
fadeth: because the spirit of the
Lord bloweth upon it: surely the
people is grass.

    8 The grass withereth, the flower
fadeth: but the word of our God shall
stand for ever.

    9 #O Zion, that bringest good
tidings, get thee up into the high
mountain; O Jerusalem, that bringest
good tidings, lift up thy voice with
strength; lift it up, be not afraid;
say unto the cities of Judah, Behold
your God!

    10 Behold, the Lord God will come
with strong hand, and his arm shall
rule for him: behold, his reward is
with him, and his work before him.

    15 Behold, the nations are as a
drop of a bucket, and are counted as
the small dust of the balance:
behold, he taketh up the isles as a
very little thing.

    17 All nations before him are as
nothing; and they are counted to him
less than nothing, and vanity.

    26 Lift up your eyes on high, and
behold who hath created these things,
that bringeth out their host by
number: he calleth them all by names
by the greatness of his might, for
that he is strong in power; not one
faileth.

    28 #Hast thou not known? hast thou
not heard, that the everlasting God,
the Lord, the Creator of the ends of
the earth, fainteth not, neither is
weary? there is no searching of his
understanding.

    29 He giveth power to the faint;
and to them that have no might he
increaseth strength.

    30 Even the youths shall faint and
be weary, and the young men shall
utterly fall:

    31 But they that wait upon the Lord
shall renew their strength; they
shall mount up with wings as eagles;
they shall run, and not be weary; and
they shall walk, and not faint.


Section 1


Genesis 2:4-7,9,19,21,22

    4 #These are the generations of the
heavens and of the earth when they
were created, in the day that the
Lord God made the earth and the
heavens,

    5 And every plant of the field
before it was in the earth, and every
herb of the field before it grew: for
the Lord God had not caused it to
rain upon the earth, and there was
not a man to till the ground.

    6 But there went up a mist from the
earth, and watered the whole face of
the ground.

    7 And the Lord God formed man of
the dust of the ground, and breathed
into his nostrils the breath of life;
and man became a living soul.

    9 And out of the ground made the
Lord God to grow every tree that is
pleasant to the sight, and good for
food; the tree of life also in the
midst of the garden, and the tree of
knowledge of good and evil.

    19 And out of the ground the Lord
God formed every beast of the field,
and every fowl of the air; and
brought them unto Adam to see what he
would call them: and whatsoever Adam
called every living creature, that
was the name thereof.

    21 And the Lord God caused a deep
sleep to fall upon Adam, and he
slept: and he took one of his ribs,
and closed up the flesh instead
thereof;

    22 And the rib, which the Lord God
had taken from man, made he a woman,
and brought her unto the man.

590:20-4 Chapter 17: Glossary
(LORD GOD)

    LORD GOD. Jehovah.
    This double term is not used in the first chapter of Genesis, the record of spiritual creation. It is introduced in the second and following chapters, when the spiritual sense of God and of infinity is disappearing from the recorder's thought, - when the true scientific statements of the Scriptures become clouded through a physical sense of God as finite and corporeal. From this follow idolatry and mythology, - belief in many gods, or material intelligences, as the opposite of the one Spirit, or intelligence, named Elohim, or God.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 338:27

  (- MORTAL MIND - That which neither exists in Science nor can be recognized by the spiritual sense)


    (-29- Adam not ideal man) Jehovah declared the ground was accursed; and from this ground, or matter, sprang Adam, notwithstanding God had blessed the earth "for man's sake." From this it follows that Adam was not the ideal man for whom the earth was blessed. The ideal man was revealed in due time, and was known as Christ Jesus.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 306:30-2

    (Thought-forms)
    God's man, spiritually created, is not material and mortal.
    (The serpent's whisper)
    The parent of all human discord was the Adam-dream, the deep sleep, in which originated the delusion that life and intelligence proceeded from and passed into matter.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 531:15,29


    (Biological inventions)
    If, in the beginning, man's body originated in nonintelligent dust, and mind was afterwards put into body by the creator, why is not this divine order still maintained by God in perpetuating the species? Who will say that minerals, vegetables, and animals have a propagating property of their own? Who dares to say either that God is in matter or that matter exists without God? Has man sought out other creative inventions, and so changed the method of his Maker?
    The mythologic theory of material life at no point resembles the scientifically Christian record of man as created by Mind in the image and likeness of God and having dominion over all the earth. Did God at first create one man unaided, - that is, Adam, - but afterwards require the union of the two sexes in order to create the rest of the human family? No! God makes and governs all.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 532:10

    (Progeny cursed) Adam and his progeny were cursed, not blessed; and this indicates that the divine Spirit, or Father, condemns material man and remands him to dust.

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 63:5


    (Spiritual origin)
    In Science man is the offspring of Spirit. The beautiful, good, and pure constitute his ancestry. His origin is not, like that of mortals, in brute instinct, nor does he pass through material conditions prior to reaching intelligence. Spirit is his primitive and ultimate source of being; God is his Father, and Life is the law of his being.


Section 2


Genesis 3:1-6,12,13

    1 Now the serpent was more subtil
than any beast of the field which the
Lord God had made. And he said unto
the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye
shall not eat of every tree of the
garden?

    2 And the woman said unto the
serpent, We may eat of the fruit of
the trees of the garden:

    3 But of the fruit of the tree
which is in the midst of the garden,
God hath said, Ye shall not eat of
it, neither shall ye touch it, lest
ye die.

    4 And the serpent said unto the
woman, Ye shall not surely die:

    5 For God doth know that in the day
ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall
be opened, and ye shall be as gods,
knowing good and evil.

    6 And when the woman saw that the
tree was good for food, and that it
was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree
to be desired to make one wise, she
took of the fruit thereof, and did
eat, and gave also unto her husband
with her; and he did eat.

    12 And the man said, The woman whom
thou gavest to be with me, she gave
me of the tree, and I did eat.

    13 And the Lord God said unto the
woman, What is this that thou hast
done? And the woman said, The serpent
beguiled me, and I did eat.

***
James 1:13-15

    13 Let no man say when he is
tempted, I am tempted of God: for God
cannot be tempted with evil, neither
tempteth he any man:

    14 But every man is tempted, when
he is drawn away of his own lust, and
enticed.

    15 Then when lust hath conceived,
it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when
it is finished, bringeth forth death.

***
Romans 8:7,8

    7 Because the carnal mind is enmity
against God: for it is not subject to
the law of God, neither indeed can
be.

    8 So then they that are in the
flesh cannot please God.
Romans 6:12,23

    12 Let not sin therefore reign in
your mortal body, that ye should obey
it in the lusts thereof.

    23 For the wages of sin is death;
but the gift of God is eternal life
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 529:21


    (Mythical serpent)
    Whence comes a talking, lying serpent to tempt the children of divine Love? The serpent enters into the metaphor only as evil. We have nothing in the animal kingdom which represents the species described, - a talking serpent, - and should rejoice that evil, by whatever figure presented, contradicts itself and has neither origin nor support in Truth and good. Seeing this, we should have faith to fight all claims of evil, because we know that they are worthless and unreal.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 526:8

    (Contradicting first creation)
    Belief is less than understanding. Belief involves theories of material hearing, sight, touch, taste, and smell, termed the five senses. The appetites and passions, sin, sickness, and death, follow in the train of this error of a belief in intelligent matter.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 532:31

    (Fear comes of error)
    The first impression material man had of himself was one of nakedness and shame. Had he lost man's rich inheritance and God's behest, dominion over all the earth? No! This had never been bestowed on Adam.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 533:12-14

    (The beguiling first lie)
    The allegory shows that the snake-talker utters the first voluble lie, which beguiles the woman and demoralizes the man.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 407:6-20


    (Universal panacea)
    Man's enslavement to the most relentless masters - passion, selfishness, envy, hatred, and revenge - is conquered only by a mighty struggle. Every hour of delay makes the struggle more severe. If man is not victorious over the passions, they crush out happiness, health, and manhood. Here Christian Science is the sovereign panacea, giving strength to the weakness of mortal mind, - strength from the immortal and omnipotent Mind, - and lifting humanity above itself into purer desires, even into spiritual power and good-will to man.
    Let the slave of wrong desire learn the lessons of Christian Science, and he will get the better of that desire, and ascend a degree in the scale of health, happiness, and existence.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 533:26


    (False womanhood)
    Truth, cross-questioning man as to his knowledge of error, finds woman the first to confess her fault. She says, "The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat;" as much as to say in meek penitence, "Neither man nor God shall father my fault." She has already learned that corporeal sense is the serpent. Hence she is first to abandon the belief in the material origin of man and to discern spiritual creation. This hereafter enabled woman to be the mother of Jesus and to behold at the sepulchre the risen Saviour, who was soon to manifest the deathless man of God's creating. This enabled woman to be first to interpret the Scriptures in their true sense, which reveals the spiritual origin of man.


Section 3


Job 14:1,2

    1 Man that is born of a woman is
of few days, and full of trouble.

    2 He cometh forth like a flower,
and is cut down: he fleeth also as a
shadow, and continueth not.

***
Psalm 144:4,11

    4 Man is like to vanity: his days
are as a shadow that passeth away.

    11 Rid me, and deliver me from the
hand of strange children, whose mouth
speaketh vanity, and their right hand
is a right hand of falsehood:

***
Jeremiah 16:19-21

    19 O Lord, my strength, and my
fortress, and my refuge in the day of
affliction, the Gentiles shall come
unto thee from the ends of the earth,
and shall say, Surely our fathers
have inherited lies, vanity, and
things wherein there is no profit.

    20 Shall a man make gods unto
himself, and they are no gods?

    21 Therefore, behold, I will this
once cause them to know, I will cause
them to know mine hand and my might;
and they shall know that my name is
The Lord.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 345:21,31


    (Contradictions not found)
    Anybody, who is able to perceive the incongruity between God's idea and poor humanity, ought to be able to discern the distinction (made by Christian Science) between God's man, made in His image, and the sinning race of Adam.
    (God's idea the ideal man)
    It is not the purpose of Christian Science to "educate the idea of God, or treat it for disease," as is alleged by one critic. I regret that such criticism confounds man with Adam. When man is spoken of as made in God's image, it is not sinful and sickly mortal man who is referred to, but the ideal man, reflecting God's likeness.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 122:7


    (Opposing testimony)
    The material senses' reversal of the Science of Soul was practically exposed nineteen hundred years ago by the demonstrations of Jesus; yet these so-called senses still make mortal mind tributary to mortal body, and ordain certain sections of matter, such as brain and nerves, as the seats of pain and pleasure, from which matter reports to this so-called mind its status of happiness or misery.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 148:7

    (The man of anatomy and of theology)
    Neither anatomy nor theology has ever described man as created by Spirit, - as God's man. The former explains the men of men, or the "children of men," as created corporeally instead of spiritually and as emerging from the lowest, instead of from the highest, conception of being. Both anatomy and theology define man as both physical and mental, and place mind at the mercy of matter for every function, formation, and manifestation. Anatomy takes up man at all points materially. It loses Spirit, drops the true tone, and accepts the discord. Anatomy and theology reject the divine Principle which produces harmonious man, and deal - the one wholly, the other primarily - with matter, calling that man which is not the counterpart, but the counterfeit, of God's man. Then theology tries to explain how to make this man a Christian, - how from this basis of division and discord to produce the concord and unity of Spirit and His likeness.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 294:25


    (Mythical pleasure) Man's genuine selfhood is recognizable only in what is good and true. Man is neither self-made nor made by mortals. God created man.


Section 4


Genesis 3:9,17,19

    9 And the Lord God called unto
Adam, and said unto him, Where art
thou?

    17 And unto Adam he said, Because
thou hast hearkened unto the voice of
thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree,
of which I commanded thee, saying,
Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is
the ground for thy sake; in sorrow
shalt thou eat of it all the days of
thy life;

    19 In the sweat of thy face shalt
thou eat bread, till thou return unto
the ground; for out of it wast thou
taken: for dust thou art, and unto
dust shalt thou return.

***
Romans 5:14

    14 Nevertheless death reigned from
Adam to Moses, even over them that had
not sinned after the similitude of
Adam's transgression, who is the
figure of him that was to come.

***
I Corinthians 15:20,22,45

    20 But now is Christ risen from the
dead, and become the firstfruits of
them that slept.

    22 For as in Adam all die, even so
in Christ shall all be made alive.

    45 And so it is written, The first
man Adam was made a living soul; the
last Adam was made a quickening
spirit.

***
John 5:21-23

    21 For as the Father raiseth up the
dead, and quickeneth them; even so
the Son quickeneth whom he will.

    22 For the Father judgeth no man,
but hath committed all judgment unto
the Son:

    23 That all men should honour the
Son, even as they honour the Father.
He that honoureth not the Son
honoureth not the Father which hath
sent him.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 545:31-5


    (Mortality mythical)
    "As in Adam [error] all die, even so in Christ [Truth] shall all be made alive." The mortality of man is a myth, for man is immortal. The false belief that spirit is now submerged in matter, at some future time to be emancipated from it, - this belief alone is mortal. Spirit, God, never germinates, but is "the same yesterday, and to-day, and forever."

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 539:27

    (Scientific offspring)
    The divine origin of Jesus gave him more than human power to expound the facts of creation, and demonstrate the one Mind which makes and governs man and the universe. The Science of creation, so conspicuous in the birth of Jesus, inspired his wisest and least-understood sayings, and was the basis of his marvellous demonstrations. Christ is the offspring of Spirit, and spiritual existence shows that Spirit creates neither a wicked nor a mortal man, lapsing into sin, sickness, and death.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 203:13


    (Our belief and understanding)
    Spiritual perception brings out the possibilities of being, destroys reliance on aught but God, and so makes man the image of his Maker in deed and in truth.


Section 5


I Timothy 1:5

    5 Now the end of the commandment is
charity out of a pure heart, and of a
good conscience, and of faith
unfeigned:

***
Acts 3:19-21

    19 #Repent ye therefore, and be
converted, that your sins may be
blotted out, when the times of
refreshing shall come from the
presence of the Lord;

    20 And he shall send Jesus Christ,
which before was preached unto you:

    21 Whom the heaven must receive
until the times of restitution of all
things, which God hath spoken by the
mouth of all his holy prophets since
the world began.

***
II Corinthians 5:17

    17 Therefore if any man be in
Christ, he is a new creature: old
things are passed away; behold, all
things are become new.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 258:9,27


    (Infinity's reflection)
    Man is more than a material form with a mind inside, which must escape from its environments in order to be immortal. Man reflects infinity, and this reflection is the true idea of God.
    (Individual permanency)
    Never born and never dying, it were impossible for man, under the government of God in eternal Science, to fall from his high estate.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 242:1


    (Spiritual baptism)
    Through repentance, spiritual baptism, and regeneration, mortals put off their material beliefs and false individuality. It is only a question of time when "they shall all know Me [God], from the least of them unto the greatest." Denial of the claims of matter is a great step towards the joys of Spirit, towards human freedom and the final triumph over the body.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 267:1-5(to .)


    (The infinitude of God)
    Every object in material thought will be destroyed, but the spiritual idea, whose substance is in Mind, is eternal. The offspring of God start not from matter or ephemeral dust. They are in and of Spirit, divine Mind, and so forever continue.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 267:19

    (Waymarks to eternal Truth)
    When examined in the light of divine Science, mortals present more than is detected upon the surface, since inverted thoughts and erroneous beliefs must be counterfeits of Truth. Thought is borrowed from a higher source than matter, and by reversal, errors serve as waymarks to the one Mind, in which all error disappears in celestial Truth. The robes of Spirit are "white and glistering," like the raiment of Christ. Even in this world, therefore, "let thy garments be always white." "Blessed is the man that endureth [overcometh] temptation: for when he is tried, [proved faithful], he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him." (James i. 12.)

Subheadings in this lesson

19 1 - -29- Adam not ideal man
19 1 - Thought-forms
19 1 - The serpent's whisper
19 1 - Biological inventions
19 1 - Progeny cursed
19 1 - Spiritual origin
19 2 - Mythical serpent
19 2 - Contradicting first creation
19 2 - Fear comes of error
19 2 - The beguiling first lie
19 2 - Universal panacea
19 2 - False womanhood
19 3 - Contradictions not found
19 3 - God's idea the ideal man
19 3 - Opposing testimony
19 3 - The man of anatomy and of theology
19 3 - Mythical pleasure
19 4 - Mortality mythical
19 4 - Scientific offspring
19 4 - Our belief and understanding
19 5 - Infinity's reflection
19 5 - Individual permanency
19 5 - Spiritual baptism
19 5 - The infinitude of God
19 5 - Waymarks to eternal Truth


May 7,1899

Subject: 20

MORTALS AND IMMORTALS.

3ooo



-- Golden Text --

II Corinthians 5:4

    4 For we that are in this
tabernacle do groan, being burdened:
not for that we would be unclothed,
but clothed upon, that mortality
might be swallowed up of life.


Responsive Reading


Psalm 102:1-5,9,11

    1 Hear my prayer, O Lord, and let
my cry come unto thee.

    2 Hide not thy face from me in the
day when I am in trouble; incline
thine ear unto me: in the day when I
call answer me speedily.

    3 For my days are consumed like
smoke, and my bones are burned as an
hearth.

    4 My heart is smitten, and withered
like grass; so that I forget to eat
my bread.

    5 By reason of the voice of my
groaning my bones cleave to my skin.

    9 For I have eaten ashes like
bread, and mingled my drink with
weeping,

    11 My days are like a shadow that
declineth; and I am withered like
grass.

***
I John 3:1-3,5

    1 Behold, what manner of love the
Father hath bestowed upon us, that we
should be called the sons of God:
therefore the world knoweth us not,
because it knew him not.

    2 Beloved, now are we the sons of
God, and it doth not yet appear what
we shall be: but we know that, when
he shall appear, we shall be like
him; for we shall see him as he is.

    3 And every man that hath this hope
in him purifieth himself, even as he
is pure.

    5 And ye know that he was
manifested to take away our sins; and
in him is no sin.


Section 1


Psalm 102:1,3,4

    1 Hear my prayer, O Lord, and let
my cry come unto thee.

    3 For my days are consumed like
smoke, and my bones are burned as an
hearth.

    4 My heart is smitten, and withered
like grass; so that I forget to eat
my bread.
Psalm 144:3,4

    3 Lord, what is man, that thou
takest knowledge of him! or the son
of man, that thou makest account of
him!

    4 Man is like to vanity: his days
are as a shadow that passeth away.

***
Job 20:8

    8 He shall fly away as a dream, and
shall not be found: yea, he shall be
chased away as a vision of the night.

Job 8:9

    9 (For we are but of yesterday, and
know nothing, because our days upon
earth are a shadow:)

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 70:1-6


    (The infinite one Spirit)
    Mortal existence is an enigma. Every day is a mystery. The testimony of the corporeal senses cannot inform us what is real and what is delusive, but the revelations of Christian Science unlock the treasures of Truth. Whatever is false or sinful can never enter the atmosphere of Spirit.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 554:12-22


    (Our conscious development)
    The mortal is unconscious of his foetal and infantile existence; but as he grows up into another false claim, that of self-conscious matter, he learns to say, "I am somebody; but who made me?" Error replies, "God made you." The first effort of error has been and is to impute to God the creation of whatever is sinful and mortal; but infinite Mind sets at naught such a mistaken belief.
    (Mendacity of error)
    Jesus defined this opposite of God and His creation better than we can, when he said, "He is a liar, and the father of it."

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 263:27


    (No new creation)
    The multiplication of a human and mortal sense of persons and things is not creation. A sensual thought, like an atom of dust thrown into the face of spiritual immensity, is dense blindness instead of a scientific eternal consciousness of creation.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 190:21-26


    (Human frailty)
    The Hebrew bard, swayed by mortal thoughts, thus swept his lyre with saddening strains on human existence:


As for man, his days are as grass:
As a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.
For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone;
And the place thereof shall know it no more.


Section 2


Psalm 51:1,3,5

    1 Have mercy upon me, O God,
according to thy lovingkindness:
according unto the multitude of thy
tender mercies blot out my
transgressions.

    3 For I acknowledge my
transgressions: and my sin is ever
before me.

    5 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity;
and in sin did my mother conceive me.

Psalm 58:3

    3 The wicked are estranged from the
womb: they go astray as soon as they
be born, speaking lies.

***
Isaiah 48:8

    8 Yea, thou heardest not; yea, thou
knewest not; yea, from that time that
thine ear was not opened: for I knew
that thou wouldest deal very
treacherously, and wast called a
transgressor from the womb.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 540:28-30


    (Spiritual and material)
    Cain is the type of mortal and material man, conceived in sin and "shapen in iniquity;" he is not the type of Truth and Love.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 541:14-18

    Genesis iv. 8. Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.



    The erroneous belief that life, substance, and intelligence can be material ruptures the life and brotherhood of man at the very outset.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 89:27


    (Divine origination)
    Cain very naturally concluded that if life was in the body, and man gave it, man had the right to take it away. This incident shows that the belief of life in matter was "a murderer from the beginning."

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 262:27-30


    (Mind the only cause)
    The foundation of mortal discord is a false sense of man's origin. To begin rightly is to end rightly. Every concept which seems to begin with the brain begins falsely.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 263:1-4,14

    (Human egotism)
    Mortals are egotists. They believe themselves to be independent workers, personal authors, and even privileged originators of something which Deity would not or could not create.
    (Mortal man a mis-creator)
    He becomes a general mis-creator, who believes he is a semi-god. His "touch turns hope to dust, the dust we all have trod." He might say in Bible language: "The good that I would, I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do."

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 539:10-22


    (Only one standard)
    God could never impart an element of evil, and man possesses nothing which he has not derived from God. How then has man a basis for wrong-doing? Whence does he obtain the propensity or power to do evil? Has Spirit resigned to matter the government of the universe?
    (A type of falsehood)
    The Scriptures declare that God condemned this lie as to man's origin and character by condemning its symbol, the serpent, to grovel beneath all the beasts of the field. It is false to say that Truth and error commingle in creation. In parable and argument, this falsity is exposed by our Master as self-evidently wrong.


Section 3


Psalm 9:16

    16 The Lord is known by the
judgment which he executeth: the
wicked is snared in the work of his
own hands.
Psalm 7:15,16

    15 He made a pit, and digged it,
and is fallen into the ditch which he
made.

    16 His mischief shall return upon
his own head, and his violent dealing
shall come down upon his own pate.

***
Galatians 6:7

    7 Be not deceived; God is not
mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth,
that shall he also reap.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 37:2


    (Vicarious suffering)
    They who sin must suffer. "With what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again."

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 285:7


    (The human counterfeit)
    What, then, is the material personality which suffers, sins, and dies? It is not man, the image and likeness of God, but man's counterfeit, the inverted likeness, the unlikeness called sin, sickness, and death. The unreality of the claim that a mortal is the true image of God is illustrated by the opposite natures of Spirit and matter, Mind and body, for one is intelligence while the other is non-intelligence.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 240:27


    (Progress demanded)
    In trying to undo the errors of sense one must pay fully and fairly the utmost farthing, until all error is finally brought into subjection to Truth. The divine method of paying sin's wages involves unwinding one's snarls, and learning from experience how to divide between sense and Soul.


Section 4


Psalm 32:3-5

    3 When I kept silence, my bones
waxed old through my roaring all the
day long.

    4 For day and night thy hand was
heavy upon me: my moisture is turned
into the drought of summer.

    5 I acknowledged my sin unto thee,
and mine iniquity have I not hid. I
said, I will confess my
transgressions unto the Lord; and
thou forgavest the iniquity of my
sin.

***
Proverbs 28:13

    13 He that covereth his sins shall
not prosper: but whoso confesseth and
forsaketh them shall have mercy.

***
I John 1:8,9

    8 If we say that we have no sin, we
deceive ourselves, and the truth is
not in us.

    9 If we confess our sins, he is
faithful and just to forgive us our
sins, and to cleanse us from all
unrighteousness.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 22:6


    (Moral retrogression)
    Waking to Christ's demand, mortals experience suffering. This causes them, even as drowning men, to make vigorous efforts to save themselves; and through Christ's precious love these efforts are crowned with success.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 252:7


    (Eternal man recognized)
    When false human beliefs learn even a little of their own falsity, they begin to disappear. A knowledge of error and of its operations must precede that understanding of Truth which destroys error, until the entire mortal, material error finally disappears, and the eternal verity, man created by and of Spirit, is understood and recognized as the true likeness of his Maker.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 536:26


    (True attainment)
    Through toil, struggle, and sorrow, what do mortals attain? They give up their belief in perishable life and happiness; the mortal and material return to dust, and the immortal is reached.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 322:26


    (Uses of suffering)
    The sharp experiences of belief in the supposititious life of matter, as well as our disappointments and ceaseless woes, turn us like tired children to the arms of divine Love. Then we begin to learn Life in divine Science. Without this process of weaning, "Canst thou by searching find out God?" It is easier to desire Truth than to rid one's self of error. Mortals may seek the understanding of Christian Science, but they will not be able to glean from Christian Science the facts of being without striving for them. This strife consists in the endeavor to forsake error of every kind and to possess no other consciousness but good.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 318:18

    (Sickness as discord) Weary of their material beliefs, from which comes so much suffering, invalids grow more spiritual, as the error - or belief that life is in matter - yields to the reality of spiritual Life.


Section 5


Romans 6:6,11

    6 Knowing this, that our old man is
crucified with him, that the body of
sin might be destroyed, that
henceforth we should not serve sin.

    11 Likewise reckon ye also
yourselves to be dead indeed unto
sin, but alive unto God through Jesus
Christ our Lord.

***
Colossians 2:6,7,13,14

    6 As ye have therefore received
Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in
him:

    7 Rooted and built up in him, and
stablished in the faith, as ye have
been taught, abounding therein with
thanksgiving.

    13 And you, being dead in your sins
and the uncircumcision of your flesh,
hath he quickened together with him,
having forgiven you all trespasses;

    14 Blotting out the handwriting of
ordinances that was against us, which
was contrary to us, and took it out
of the way, nailing it to his cross;

***
II Corinthians 5:17

    17 Therefore if any man be in
Christ, he is a new creature: old
things are passed away; behold, all
things are become new.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 292:27


    (Immortal man)
    This carnal material mentality, misnamed mind, is mortal. Therefore man would be annihilated, were it not for the spiritual real man's indissoluble connection with his God, which Jesus brought to light. In his resurrection and ascension, Jesus showed that a mortal man is not the real essence of manhood, and that this unreal material mortality disappears in presence of the reality.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 260:7,19-20


    (Spiritual discovery)
    The conceptions of mortal, erring thought must give way to the ideal of all that is perfect and eternal. Through many generations human beliefs will be attaining diviner conceptions, and the immortal and perfect model of God's creation will finally be seen as the only true conception of being.
    (Requisite change of our ideals)
    Mortals must change their ideals in order to improve their models.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 261:2

    (Thoughts are things) Look away from the body into Truth and Love, the Principle of all happiness, harmony, and immortality. Hold thought steadfastly to the enduring, the good, and the true, and you will bring these into your experience proportionably to their occupancy of your thoughts.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 218:32-2


    (Sickness akin to sin) When we wake to the truth of being, all disease, pain, weakness, weariness, sorrow, sin, death, will be unknown, and the mortal dream will forever cease.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 409:20


    (So-called superiority)
    The real man is spiritual and immortal, but the mortal and imperfect so-called "children of men" are counterfeits from the beginning, to be laid aside for the pure reality. This mortal is put off, and the new man or real man is put on, in proportion as mortals realize the Science of man and seek the true model.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 402:8-12

    (Indestructible life of man)
    The time approaches when mortal mind will forsake its corporeal, structural, and material basis, when immortal Mind and its formations will be apprehended in Science, and material beliefs will not interfere with spiritual facts.


Section 6


Colossians 3:1,3,4

    1 If ye then be risen with Christ,
seek those things which are above,
where Christ sitteth on the right
hand of God.

    3 For ye are dead, and your life is
hid with Christ in God.

    4 When Christ, who is our life,
shall appear, then shall ye also
appear with him in glory.

***
Galatians 2:20

    20 I am crucified with Christ:
nevertheless I live; yet not I, but
Christ liveth in me: and the life
which I now live in the flesh I live
by the faith of the Son of God, who
loved me, and gave himself for me.

***
Ephesians 4:1,23,24

    1 I therefore, the prisoner of the
Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy
of the vocation wherewith ye are
called,

    23 And be renewed in the spirit of
your mind;

    24 And that ye put on the new man,
which after God is created in
righteousness and true holiness.

***
Psalm 17:15

    15 As for me, I will behold thy
face in righteousness: I shall be
satisfied, when I awake, with thy
likeness.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 191:4


    (Human frailty)
    As mortals give up the delusion that there is more than one Mind, more than one God, man in God's likeness will appear, and this eternal man will include in that likeness no material element.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 262:5,10


    (Forgetfulness of self)
    Christian Science takes naught from the perfection of God, but it ascribes to Him the entire glory. By putting "off the old man with his deeds," mortals "put on immortality."
    We must reverse our feeble flutterings - our efforts to find life and truth in matter - and rise above the testimony of the material senses, above the mortal to the immortal idea of God. These clearer, higher views inspire the Godlike man to reach the absolute centre and circumference of his being.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 428:26


    (The present immortality)
    The evidence of man's immortality will become more apparent, as material beliefs are given up and the immortal facts of being are admitted.


Section 7


Genesis 1:26,27

    26 #And God said, Let us make man
in our image, after our likeness: and
let them have dominion over the fish
of the sea, and over the fowl of the
air, and over the cattle, and over
all the earth, and over every
creeping thing that creepeth upon the
earth.

    27 So God created man in his own
image, in the image of God created he
him; male and female created he them.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 475:7-9,14

(14) Question: What is man?
ADAM = That which is not the image and likeness of good, but a material belief, opposed to the one Mind, or Spirit.
Topic: Unreality


    (Fleshly factors unreal)
    The Scriptures inform us that man is made in the image and likeness of God.
    He is the compound idea of God, including all right ideas; the generic term for all that reflects God's image and likeness; the conscious identity of being as found in Science, in which man is the reflection of God, or Mind, and therefore is eternal; that which has no separate mind from God; that which has not a single quality underived from Deity; that which possesses no life, intelligence, nor creative power of his own, but reflects spiritually all that belongs to his Maker.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 476:28-5

(14) Question: What is man?
ADAM = That which is not the image and likeness of good, but a material belief, opposed to the one Mind, or Spirit.
Topic: Unreality

    (The kingdom within)
    When speaking of God's children, not the children of men, Jesus said, "The kingdom of God is within you;" that is, Truth and Love reign in the real man, showing that man in God's image is unfallen and eternal. Jesus beheld in Science the perfect man, who appeared to him where sinning mortal man appears to mortals. In this perfect man the Saviour saw God's own likeness, and this correct view of man healed the sick. Thus Jesus taught that the kingdom of God is intact, universal, and that man is pure and holy.

Subheadings in this lesson

20 1 - The infinite one Spirit
20 1 - Our conscious development
20 1 - Mendacity of error
20 1 - No new creation
20 1 - Human frailty
20 2 - Spiritual and material
20 2 - Divine origination
20 2 - Mind the only cause
20 2 - Human egotism
20 2 - Mortal man a mis-creator
20 2 - Only one standard
20 2 - A type of falsehood
20 3 - Vicarious suffering
20 3 - The human counterfeit
20 3 - Progress demanded
20 4 - Moral retrogression
20 4 - Eternal man recognized
20 4 - True attainment
20 4 - Uses of suffering
20 4 - Sickness as discord
20 5 - Immortal man
20 5 - Spiritual discovery
20 5 - Requisite change of our ideals
20 5 - Thoughts are things
20 5 - Sickness akin to sin
20 5 - So-called superiority
20 5 - Indestructible life of man
20 6 - Human frailty
20 6 - Forgetfulness of self
20 6 - The present immortality
20 7 - Fleshly factors unreal
20 7 - The kingdom within


May 14,1899

Subject: 21

SOUL AND BODY.

3ooo



-- Golden Text --

Psalm 42:11

    11 Why art thou cast down, O my
soul? and why art thou disquieted
within me? hope thou in God: for I
shall yet praise him, who is the
health of my countenance, and my God.


Responsive Reading


Romans 8:9-19,23

    9 But ye are not in the flesh, but
in the Spirit, if so be that the
Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if
any man have not the Spirit of
Christ, he is none of his.

    10 And if Christ be in you, the
body is dead because of sin; but the
Spirit is life because of
righteousness.

    11 But if the Spirit of him that
raised up Jesus from the dead dwell
in you, he that raised up Christ from
the dead shall also quicken your
mortal bodies by his Spirit that
dwelleth in you.

    12 Therefore, brethren, we are
debtors, not to the flesh, to live
after the flesh.

    13 For if ye live after the flesh,
ye shall die: but if ye through the
Spirit do mortify the deeds of the
body, ye shall live.

    14 For as many as are led by the
Spirit of God, they are the sons of
God.

    15 For ye have not received the
spirit of bondage again to fear; but
ye have received the Spirit of
adoption, whereby we cry, Abba,
Father.

    16 The Spirit itself beareth
witness with our spirit, that we are
the children of God:

    17 And if children, then heirs;
heirs of God, and joint-heirs with
Christ; if so be that we suffer with
him, that we may be also glorified
together.

    18 For I reckon that the sufferings
of this present time are not worthy
to be compared with the glory which
shall be revealed in us.

    19 For the earnest expectation of
the creature waiteth for the
manifestation of the sons of God.

    23 And not only they, but ourselves
also, which have the firstfruits of
the Spirit, even we ourselves groan
within ourselves, waiting for the
adoption, to wit, the redemption of
our body.


Section 1


Job 30:15,16,25,26

    15 Terrors are turned upon me: they
pursue my soul as the wind: and my
welfare passeth away as a cloud.

    16 And now my soul is poured out
upon me; the days of affliction have
taken hold upon me.

    25 Did not I weep for him that was
in trouble? was not my soul grieved
for the poor?

    26 When I looked for good, then
evil came unto me: and when I waited
for light, there came darkness.

***
Psalm 19:7

    7 The law of the Lord is perfect,
converting the soul: the testimony of
the Lord is sure, making wise the
simple.

***
Isaiah 61:10

    10 I will greatly rejoice in the
Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my
God; for he hath clothed me with the
garments of salvation, he hath
covered me with the robe of
righteousness, as a bridegroom
decketh himself with ornaments, and
as a bride adorneth herself with her
jewels.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 240:10-14


    (Perpetual motion)
    In the order of Science, in which the Principle is above what it reflects, all is one grand concord. Change this statement, suppose Mind to be governed by matter or Soul in body, and you lose the keynote of being, and there is continual discord.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 223:9

    (Soul greater than body)
    Remember that truth is greater than error, and we cannot put the greater into the less. Soul is Spirit, and Spirit is greater than body. If Spirit were once within the body, Spirit would be finite, and therefore could not be Spirit.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 207:15

    (Evident impossibilities)
    Body is not first and Soul last, nor is evil mightier than good. The Science of being repudiates self-evident impossibilities, such as the amalgamation of Truth and error in cause or effect. Science separates the tares and wheat in time of harvest.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 311:14


    (Soul impeccable)
    Through false estimates of soul as dwelling in sense and of mind as dwelling in matter, belief strays into a sense of temporary loss or absence of soul, spiritual truth. This state of error is the mortal dream of life and substance as existent in matter, and is directly opposite to the immortal reality of being. So long as we believe that soul can sin or that immortal Soul is in mortal body, we can never understand the Science of being. When humanity does understand this Science, it will become the law of Life to man, - even the higher law of Soul, which prevails over material sense through harmony and immortality.


Section 2


Exodus 15:24-26

    24 And the people murmured against
Moses, saying, What shall we drink?

    25 And he cried unto the Lord; and
the Lord shewed him a tree, which when
he had cast into the waters, the
waters were made sweet: there he made
for them a statute and an ordinance,
and there he proved them,

    26 And said, If thou wilt
diligently hearken to the voice of
the Lord thy God, and wilt do that
which is right in his sight, and wilt
give ear to his commandments, and
keep all his statutes, I will put
none of these diseases upon thee,
which I have brought upon the
Egyptians: for I am the Lord that
healeth thee.

***
Leviticus 26:14-16

    14 #But if ye will not hearken unto
me, and will not do all these
commandments;

    15 And if ye shall despise my
statutes, or if your soul abhor my
judgments, so that ye will not do all
my commandments, but that ye break my
covenant:

    16 I also will do this unto you; I
will even appoint over you terror,
consumption, and the burning ague,
that shall consume the eyes, and
cause sorrow of heart: and ye shall
sow your seed in vain, for your
enemies shall eat it.

***
II Timothy 1:7

    7 For God hath not given us the
spirit of fear; but of power, and of
love, and of a sound mind.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 206:26-28


    (Birth and death unreal)
    Instead of God sending sickness and death, He destroys them, and brings to light immortality.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 318:28


    (Sickness as discord)
    The governor is not subjected to the governed. In Science man is governed by God, divine Principle, as numbers are controlled and proved by His laws. Intelligence does not originate in numbers, but is manifested through them. The body does not include soul, but manifests mortality, a false sense of soul. The delusion that there is life in matter has no kinship with the Life supernal.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 260:24-1(to .)


    (Requisite change of our ideals)
    Selfishness and sensualism are educated in mortal mind by the thoughts ever recurring to one's self, by conversation about the body, and by the expectation of perpetual pleasure or pain from it; and this education is at the expense of spiritual growth. If we array thought in mortal vestures, it must lose its immortal nature.
    (Thoughts are things)
    If we look to the body for pleasure, we find pain; for Life, we find death; for Truth, we find error; for Spirit, we find its opposite, matter.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 189:15


    (Ascending the scale)
    We call the body material; but it is as truly mortal mind, according to its degree, as is the material brain which is supposed to furnish the evidence of all mortal thought or things. The human mortal mind, by an inevitable perversion, makes all things start from the lowest instead of from the highest mortal thought. The reverse is the case with all the formations of the immortal divine Mind. They proceed from the divine source; and so, in tracing them, we constantly ascend in infinite being.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 302:3


    (Identity not lost)
    The material body and mind are temporal, but the real man is spiritual and eternal. The identity of the real man is not lost, but found through this explanation; for the conscious infinitude of existence and of all identity is thereby discerned and remains unchanged. It is impossible that man should lose aught that is real, when God is all and eternally his. The notion that mind is in matter, and that the so-called pleasures and pains, the birth, sin, sickness, and death of matter, are real, is a mortal belief; and this belief is all that will ever be lost.


Section 3


Matthew 10:28

    28 And fear not them which kill the
body, but are not able to kill the
soul: but rather fear him which is
able to destroy both soul and body in
hell.

***
Job 33:23-28

    23 If there be a messenger with
him, an interpreter, one among a
thousand, to shew unto man his
uprightness:

    24 Then he is gracious unto him,
and saith, Deliver him from going
down to the pit: I have found a
ransom.

    25 His flesh shall be fresher than
a child's: he shall return to the days
of his youth:

    26 He shall pray unto God, and he
will be favourable unto him: and he
shall see his face with joy: for he
will render unto man his
righteousness.

    27 He looketh upon men, and if any
say, I have sinned, and perverted that
which was right, and it profited me
not;

    28 He will deliver his soul from
going into the pit, and his life
shall see the light.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 196:6-14


    (Sin destroyed through suffering)
    Better the suffering which awakens mortal mind from its fleshly dream, than the false pleasures which tend to perpetuate this dream. Sin alone brings death, for sin is the only element of destruction.
    "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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 482:3-9

(16) Question: Does brain think, and do nerves feel, and is there intelligence in matter?
ADAM = A product of nothing as the mimicry of something.
Topic: Doctrine of Atonement


    (Soul defined)
    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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 252:15-8


    (Eternal man recognized)
    The false evidence of material sense contrasts strikingly with the testimony of Spirit. Material sense lifts its voice with the arrogance of reality and says:
    (Testimony of sense)
    I am wholly dishonest, and no man knoweth it. I can cheat, lie, commit adultery, rob, murder, and I elude detection by smooth-tongued villainy. Animal in propensity, deceitful in sentiment, fraudulent in purpose, I mean to make my short span of life one gala day. What a nice thing is sin! How sin succeeds, where the good purpose waits! The world is my kingdom. I am enthroned in the gorgeousness of matter. But a touch, an accident, the law of God, may at any moment annihilate my peace, for all my fancied joys are fatal. Like bursting lava, I expand but to my own despair, and shine with the resplendency of consuming fire.
    Spirit, bearing opposite testimony, saith:
    (Testimony of Soul)
    I am Spirit. Man, whose senses are spiritual, is my likeness. He reflects the infinite understanding, for I am Infinity. The beauty of holiness, the perfection of being, imperishable glory, - all are Mine, for I am God. I give immortality to man, for I am Truth. I include and impart all bliss, for I am Love. I give life, without beginning and without end, for I am Life. I am supreme and give all, for I am Mind. I am the substance of all, because I AM THAT I AM.


Section 4


I Peter 2:11

    11 Dearly beloved, I beseech you as
strangers and pilgrims, abstain from
fleshly lusts, which war against the
soul;

***
Romans 13:12-14

    12 The night is far spent, the day
is at hand: let us therefore cast off
the works of darkness, and let us put
on the armour of light.

    13 Let us walk honestly, as in the
day; not in rioting and drunkenness,
not in chambering and wantonness, not
in strife and envying.

    14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus
Christ, and make not provision for
the flesh, to fulfil the lusts
thereof.

***
Matthew 6:22-24

    22 The light of the body is the
eye: if therefore thine eye be
single, thy whole body shall be full
of light.

    23 But if thine eye be evil, thy
whole body shall be full of darkness.
If therefore the light that is in
thee be darkness, how great is that
darkness!

    24 #No man can serve two masters:
for either he will hate the one, and
love the other; or else he will hold
to the one, and despise the other. Ye
cannot serve God and mammon.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 214:9


    (Adam and the senses)
    Adam, represented in the Scriptures as formed from dust, is an object-lesson for the human mind. The material senses, like Adam, originate in matter and return to dust, - are proved non-intelligent. They go out as they came in, for they are still the error, not the truth of being. When it is learned that the spiritual sense, and not the material, conveys the impressions of Mind to man, then being will be understood and found to be harmonious.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 165:6,16


    (Man not structural)
    To measure intellectual capacity by the size of the brain and strength by the exercise of muscle, is to subjugate intelligence, to make mind mortal, and to place this so-called mind at the mercy of material organization and non-intelligent matter.
    (Causes of sickness)
    You say that indigestion, fatigue, sleeplessness, cause distressed stomachs and aching heads. Then you consult your brain in order to remember what has hurt you, when your remedy lies in forgetting the whole thing; for matter has no sensation of its own, and the human mind is all that can produce pain.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 481:12

(16) Question: Does brain think, and do nerves feel, and is there intelligence in matter?
ADAM = A product of nothing as the mimicry of something.
Topic: Doctrine of Atonement


    (The fruit forbidden)
    The forbidden fruit of knowledge, against which wisdom warns man, is the testimony of error, declaring existence to be at the mercy of death, and good and evil to be capable of commingling. This is the significance of the Scripture concerning this "tree of the knowledge of good and evil," - this growth of material belief, of which it is said: "In the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die." Human hypotheses first assume the reality of sickness, sin, and death, and then assume the necessity of these evils because of their admitted actuality. These human verdicts are the procurers of all discord.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 335:18

  (- MORTAL MIND - The subjective states of error)


    (-19- Soul and Spirit one)
    Spirit is eternal, divine. Nothing but Spirit, Soul, can evolve Life, for Spirit is more than all else. Because Soul is immortal, it does not exist in mortality. Soul must be incorporeal to be Spirit, for Spirit is not finite. Only by losing the false sense of Soul can we gain the eternal unfolding of Life as immortality brought to light.


Section 5


Exodus 23:20,22,24,25

    20 #Behold, I send an Angel before
thee, to keep thee in the way, and to
bring thee into the place which I
have prepared.

    22 But if thou shalt indeed obey
his voice, and do all that I speak;
then I will be an enemy unto thine
enemies, and an adversary unto thine
adversaries.

    24 Thou shalt not bow down to their
gods, nor serve them; nor do after
their works: but thou shalt utterly
overthrow them, and quite break down
their images.

    25 And ye shall serve the Lord your
God, and he shall bless thy bread,
and thy water; and I will take
sickness away from the midst of thee.

***
Romans 8:13

    13 For if ye live after the flesh,
ye shall die: but if ye through the
Spirit do mortify the deeds of the
body, ye shall live.

***
Psalm 16:8-11

    8 I have set the Lord always before
me: because he is at my right hand, I
shall not be moved.

    9 Therefore my heart is glad, and
my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also
shall rest in hope.

    10 For thou wilt not leave my soul
in hell; neither wilt thou suffer
thine Holy One to see corruption.

    11 Thou wilt shew me the path of
life: in thy presence is fulness of
joy; at thy right hand there are
pleasures for evermore.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 216:11


    (Servants and masters)
    The understanding that the Ego is Mind, and that there is but one Mind or intelligence, begins at once to destroy the errors of mortal sense and to supply the truth of immortal sense. This understanding makes the body harmonious; it makes the nerves, bones, brain, etc., servants, instead of masters. If man is governed by the law of divine Mind, his body is in submission to everlasting Life and Truth and Love. The great mistake of mortals is to suppose that man, God's image and likeness, is both matter and Spirit, both good and evil.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 121:24-7


    (Astronomic unfoldings)
    The sun is the central stillness, so far as our solar system is concerned, and the earth revolves about the sun once a year, besides turning daily on its own axis.
    As thus indicated, astronomical order imitates the action of divine Principle; and the universe, the reflection of God, is thus brought nearer the spiritual fact, and is allied to divine Science as displayed in the everlasting government of the universe.
    (Opposing testimony)
    The evidence of the physical senses often reverses the real Science of being, and so creates a reign of discord, - assigning seeming power to sin, sickness, and death; but the great facts of Life, rightly understood, defeat this triad of errors, contradict their false witnesses, and reveal the kingdom of heaven, - the actual reign of harmony on earth.


Section 6


I Corinthians 15:45

    45 And so it is written, The first
man Adam was made a living soul; the
last Adam was made a quickening
spirit.

***
I Peter 1:8,9

    8 Whom having not seen, ye love; in
whom, though now ye see him not, yet
believing, ye rejoice with joy
unspeakable and full of glory:

    9 Receiving the end of your faith,
even the salvation of your souls.

***
Psalm 23:1,3

    1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall
not want.

    3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth
me in the paths of righteousness for
his name's sake.

***
Isaiah 58:11

    11 And the Lord shall guide thee
continually, and satisfy thy soul in
drought, and make fat thy bones: and
thou shalt be like a watered garden,
and like a spring of water, whose
waters fail not.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 210:11-16


    (Jesus' disregard of matter)
    Knowing that Soul and its attributes were forever manifested through man, the Master healed the sick, gave sight to the blind, hearing to the deaf, feet to the lame, thus bringing to light the scientific action of the divine Mind on human minds and bodies and giving a better understanding of Soul and salvation.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 300:9


    (Old and new man)
    So far as the scientific statement as to man is understood, it can be proved and will bring to light the true reflection of God - the real man, or the new man (as St. Paul has it).

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 249:31-32


    (Philosophical blunders)
    Man is the reflection of Soul. He is the direct opposite of material sensation, and there is but one Ego.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 324:7-12


    (Narrow pathway)
    Unless the harmony and immortality of man are becoming more apparent, we are not gaining the true idea of God; and the body will reflect what governs it, whether it be Truth or error, understanding or belief, Spirit or matter. Therefore "acquaint now thyself with Him, and be at peace."

Subheadings in this lesson

21 1 - Perpetual motion
21 1 - Soul greater than body
21 1 - Evident impossibilities
21 1 - Soul impeccable
21 2 - Birth and death unreal
21 2 - Sickness as discord
21 2 - Requisite change of our ideals
21 2 - Thoughts are things
21 2 - Ascending the scale
21 2 - Identity not lost
21 3 - Sin destroyed through suffering
21 3 - Soul defined
21 3 - Eternal man recognized
21 3 - Testimony of sense
21 3 - Testimony of Soul
21 4 - Adam and the senses
21 4 - Man not structural
21 4 - Causes of sickness
21 4 - The fruit forbidden
21 4 - -19- Soul and Spirit one
21 5 - Servants and masters
21 5 - Astronomic unfoldings
21 5 - Opposing testimony
21 6 - Jesus' disregard of matter
21 6 - Old and new man
21 6 - Philosophical blunders
21 6 - Narrow pathway


May 21,1899

Subject: 22

ANCIENT AND MODERN NECROMANCY, ALIAS MESMERISM AND HYPNOTISM, DENOUNCED.

ooo3



-- Golden Text --

I John 2:18

    18 Little children, it is the last
time: and as ye have heard that
antichrist shall come, even now are
there many antichrists; whereby we
know that it is the last time.


Responsive Reading


Revelation 18:1,2,4,7,8,14,17,18,20,23,24

    1 And after these things I saw
another angel come down from heaven,
having great power; and the earth was
lightened with his glory.

    2 And he cried mightily with a
strong voice, saying, Babylon the
great is fallen, is fallen, and is
become the habitation of devils, and
the hold of every foul spirit, and a
cage of every unclean and hateful
bird.

    4 And I heard another voice from
heaven, saying, Come out of her, my
people, that ye be not partakers of
her sins, and that ye receive not of
her plagues.

    7 How much she hath glorified
herself, and lived deliciously, so
much torment and sorrow give her: for
she saith in her heart, I sit a
queen, and am no widow, and shall see
no sorrow.

    8 Therefore shall her plagues come
in one day, death, and mourning, and
famine; and she shall be utterly
burned with fire: for strong is the
Lord God who judgeth her.

    14 And the fruits that thy soul
lusted after are departed from thee,
and all things which were dainty and
goodly are departed from thee, and
thou shalt find them no more at all.

    17 For in one hour so great riches
is come to nought. And every
shipmaster, and all the company in
ships, and sailors, and as many as
trade by sea, stood afar off,

    18 And cried when they saw the
smoke of her burning, saying, What
city is like unto this great city!

    20 Rejoice over her, thou heaven,
and ye holy apostles and prophets;
for God hath avenged you on her.

    23 And the light of a candle shall
shine no more at all in thee; and the
voice of the bridegroom and of the
bride shall be heard no more at all
in thee: for thy merchants were the
great men of the earth; for by thy
sorceries were all nations deceived.

    24 And in her was found the blood
of prophets, and of saints, and of
all that were slain upon the earth.


Section 1


Deuteronomy 18:9-13

    9 #When thou art come into the land
which the Lord thy God giveth thee,
thou shalt not learn to do after the
abominations of those nations.

    10 There shall not be found among
you any one that maketh his son or
his daughter to pass through the
fire, or that useth divination, or an
observer of times, or an enchanter,
or a witch,

    11 Or a charmer, or a consulter
with familiar spirits, or a wizard,
or a necromancer.

    12 For all that do these things are
an abomination unto the Lord: and
because of these abominations the
Lord thy God doth drive them out from
before thee.

    13 Thou shalt be perfect with the
Lord thy God.

***
Micah 5:12

    12 And I will cut off witchcrafts
out of thine hand; and thou shalt
have no more soothsayers:

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 484:21

(18) Question: 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.
Topic: Everlasting Punishment


    (Animal magnetism error)
    Mesmerism is mortal, material illusion. Animal magnetism is the voluntary or involuntary action of error in all its forms; it is the human antipode of divine Science. Science must triumph over material sense, and Truth over error, thus putting an end to the hypotheses involved in all false theories and practices.

o4oo Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked - 100:1-17(to :)


    (Earliest investigations)
    Mesmerism or animal magnetism was first brought into notice by Mesmer in Germany in 1775. According to the American Cyclopaedia, he regarded this so-called force, which he said could be exerted by one living organism over another, as a means of alleviating disease. His propositions were as follows:
    "There exists a mutual influence between the celestial bodies, the earth, and animated things. Animal bodies are susceptible to the influence of this agent, disseminating itself through the substance of the nerves."
    In 1784, the French government ordered the medical faculty of Paris to investigate Mesmer's theory and to report upon it. Under this order a commission was appointed, and Benjamin Franklin was one of the commissioners. This commission reported to the government as follows:

o4oo Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked - 100:18

    "In regard to the existence and utility of animal magnetism, we have come to the unanimous conclusions that there is no proof of the existence of the animal magnetic fluid; that the violent effects, which are observed in the public practice of magnetism, are due to manipulations, or to the excitement of the imagination and the impressions made upon the senses; and that there is one more fact to be recorded in the history of the errors of the human mind, and an important experiment upon the power of the imagination."

o4oo Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked - 102:1

    (Mere negation)
    Animal magnetism has no scientific foundation, for God governs all that is real, harmonious, and eternal, and His power is neither animal nor human. Its basis being a belief and this belief animal, in Science animal magnetism, mesmerism, or hypnotism is a mere negation, possessing neither intelligence, power, nor reality, and in sense it is an unreal concept of the so-called mortal mind.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 185:6


    (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.


Section 2


Isaiah 8:19,20

    19 #And when they shall say unto
you, Seek unto them that have
familiar spirits, and unto wizards
that peep, and that mutter: should
not a people seek unto their God? for
the living to the dead?

    20 To the law and to the testimony:
if they speak not according to this
word, it is because there is no light
in them.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 78:21


    (Spirit intangible)
    Spirit is not materially tangible. How then can it communicate with man through electric, material effects? How can the majesty and omnipotence of Spirit be lost? God is not in the medley where matter cares for matter, where spiritism makes many gods, and hypnotism and electricity are claimed to be the agents of God's government.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 73:10-18

    (One government)
    God controls man, and God is the only Spirit. Any other control or attraction of so-called spirit is a mortal belief, which ought to be known by its fruit, - the repetition of evil.
    If Spirit, or God, communed with mortals or controlled them through electricity or any other form of matter, the divine order and the Science of omnipotent, omnipresent Spirit would be destroyed.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 458:1


    (Mental charlatanism)
    Mental quackery rests on the same platform as all other quackery. The chief plank in this platform is the doctrine that Science has two principles in partnership, one good and the other evil, - one spiritual, the other material, - and that these two may be simultaneously at work on the sick. This theory is supposed to favor practice from both a mental and a material standpoint. Another plank in the platform is this, that error will finally have the same effect as truth.


Section 3


Leviticus 19:31

    31 #Regard not them that have
familiar spirits, neither seek after
wizards, to be defiled by them: I am
the Lord your God.

***
Acts 8:5,8-11,18,20-24

    5 Then Philip went down to the city
of Samaria, and preached Christ unto
them.

    8 And there was great joy in that
city.

    9 But there was a certain man,
called Simon, which beforetime in the
same city used sorcery, and bewitched
the people of Samaria, giving out
that himself was some great one:

    10 To whom they all gave heed, from
the least to the greatest, saying,
This man is the great power of God.

    11 And to him they had regard,
because that of long time he had
bewitched them with sorceries.

    18 And when Simon saw that through
laying on of the apostles' hands the
Holy Ghost was given, he offered them
money,

    20 But Peter said unto him, Thy
money perish with thee, because thou
hast thought that the gift of God may
be purchased with money.

    21 Thou hast neither part nor lot
in this matter: for thy heart is not
right in the sight of God.

    22 Repent therefore of this thy
wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps
the thought of thine heart may be
forgiven thee.

    23 For I perceive that thou art in
the gall of bitterness, and in the
bond of iniquity.

    24 Then answered Simon, and said,
Pray ye to the Lord for me, that none
of these things which ye have spoken
come upon me.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 144:14


    (Willpower detrimental)
    Human will-power is not Science. Human will belongs to the so-called material senses, and its use is to be condemned. Willing the sick to recover is not the metaphysical practice of Christian Science, but is sheer animal magnetism. Human will-power may infringe the rights of man. It produces evil continually, and is not a factor in the realism of being. Truth, and not corporeal will, is the divine power which says to disease, "Peace, be still."

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 402:20


    (The evil of mesmerism)
    We say that one human mind can influence another and in this way affect the body, but we rarely remember that we govern our own bodies. The error, mesmerism - or hypnotism, to use the recent term - illustrates the fact just stated. The operator would make his subjects believe that they cannot act voluntarily and handle themselves as they should do. If they yield to this influence, it is because their belief is not better instructed by spiritual understanding. Hence the proof that hypnotism is not scientific; Science cannot produce both disorder and order. The involuntary pleasure or pain of the person under hypnotic control is proved to be a belief without a real cause.


Section 4


Mark 7:14,15,21-23

    14 #And when he had called all the
people unto him, he said unto them,
Hearken unto me every one of you, and
understand:

    15 There is nothing from without a
man, that entering into him can defile
him: but the things which come out of
him, those are they that defile the
man.

    21 For from within, out of the
heart of men, proceed evil thoughts,
adulteries, fornications, murders,

    22 Thefts, covetousness,
wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness,
an evil eye, blasphemy, pride,
foolishness:

    23 All these evil things come from
within, and defile the man.

o4oo Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked - 101:21


    (Personal conclusions)
    The author's own observations of the workings of animal magnetism convince her that it is not a remedial agent, and that its effects upon those who practise it, and upon their subjects who do not resist it, lead to moral and to physical death.

o4oo Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked - 102:23-29

    (Hidden agents)
    The following is an extract from the Boston Herald:
    "Mesmerism is a problem not lending itself to an easy explanation and development. It implies the exercise of despotic control, and is much more likely to be abused by its possessor, than otherwise employed, for the individual or society."

o4oo Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked - 104:22

    (Adulteration of Truth)
    The hypnotizer employs one error to destroy another. If he heals sickness through a belief, and a belief originally caused the sickness, it is a case of the greater error overcoming the lesser. This greater error thereafter occupies the ground, leaving the case worse than before it was grasped by the stronger error.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 454:29


    (Continuity of interest)
    The superiority of spiritual power over sensuous is the central point of Christian Science. Remember that the letter and mental argument are only human auxiliaries to aid in bringing thought into accord with the spirit of Truth and Love, which heals the sick and the sinner.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 451:26-3

    (Obligations of teachers)
    All mental malpractice arises from ignorance or malice aforethought. It is the injurious action of one mortal mind controlling another from wrong motives, and it is practised either with a mistaken or a wicked purpose.
    (Indispensable defence)
    Show your student that mental malpractice tends to blast moral sense, health, and the human life. Instruct him how to bar the door of his thought against this seeming power, - a task not difficult, when one understands that evil has in reality no power.


Section 5


I Samuel 28:6,7

    6 And when Saul inquired of the
Lord, the Lord answered him not,
neither by dreams, nor by Urim, nor
by prophets.

    7 #Then said Saul unto his
servants, Seek me a woman that hath a
familiar spirit, that I may go to
her, and inquire of her. And his
servants said to him, Behold, there
is a woman that hath a familiar
spirit at Endor.

***
I Chronicles 10:13,14

    13 #So Saul died for his
transgression which he committed
against the Lord, even against the
word of the Lord, which he kept not,
and also for asking counsel of one
that had a familiar spirit, to
inquire of it;

    14 And inquired not of the Lord:
therefore he slew him, and turned the
kingdom unto David the son of Jesse.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 570:1


    (Apathy to occultism)
    The march of mind and of honest investigation will bring the hour when the people will chain, with fetters of some sort, the growing occultism of this period. The present apathy as to the tendency of certain active yet unseen mental agencies will finally be shocked into another extreme mortal mood, - into human indignation; for one extreme follows another.

o4oo Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked - 104:29-5


    (Motives considered)
    Our courts recognize evidence to prove the motive as well as the commission of a crime. Is it not clear that the human mind must move the body to a wicked act? Is not mortal mind the murderer? The hands, without mortal mind to direct them, could not commit a murder.
    (Mental crimes)
    Courts and juries judge and sentence mortals in order to restrain crime, to prevent deeds of violence or to punish them.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 441:15


    (Charge of the Chief Justice)
    Our law refuses to recognize Man as sick or dying, but holds him to be forever in the image and likeness of his Maker. Reversing the testimony of Personal Sense and the decrees of the Court of Error in favor of Matter, Spirit decides in favor of Man and against Matter. We further recommend that Materia Medica adopt Christian Science and that Health-laws, Mesmerism, Hypnotism, Oriental Witchcraft, and Esoteric Magic be publicly executed at the hands of our sheriff, Progress.


Section 6


II Kings 23:24,25

    24 #Moreover the workers with
familiar spirits, and the wizards,
and the images, and the idols, and
all the abominations that were spied
in the land of Judah and in
Jerusalem, did Josiah put away, that
he might perform the words of the law
which were written in the book that
Hilkiah the priest found in the house
of the Lord.

    25 And like unto him was there no
king before him, that turned to the
Lord with all his heart, and with all
his soul, and with all his might,
according to all the law of Moses;
neither after him arose there any
like him.

***
Isaiah 19:2,3,22

    2 And I will set the Egyptians
against the Egyptians: and they shall
fight every one against his brother,
and every one against his neighbour;
city against city, and kingdom
against kingdom.

    3 And the spirit of Egypt shall
fail in the midst thereof; and I will
destroy the counsel thereof: and they
shall seek to the idols, and to the
charmers, and to them that have
familiar spirits, and to the wizards.


    22 And the Lord shall smite Egypt:
he shall smite and heal it: and they
shall return even to the Lord, and he
shall be intreated of them, and shall
heal them.

***
Jeremiah 17:13,14

    13 O Lord, the hope of Israel, all
that forsake thee shall be ashamed,
and they that depart from me shall be
written in the earth, because they
have forsaken the Lord, the fountain
of living waters.

    14 Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be
healed; save me, and I shall be saved:
for thou art my praise.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 185:22


    (Jesus and hypnotism)
    Jesus cast out evil and healed the sick, not only without drugs, but without hypnotism, which is the reverse of ethical and pathological Truth-power.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 178:28

    (Animal magnetism destroyed)
    Ignorant of the methods and the basis of metaphysical healing, you may attempt to unite with it hypnotism, spiritualism, electricity; but none of these methods can be mingled with metaphysical healing.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 181:31

    (Not words but deeds)
    Any hypnotic power you may exercise will diminish your ability to become a Scientist, and vice versa. The act of healing the sick through divine Mind alone, of casting out error with Truth, shows your position as a Christian Scientist.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 375:11


    (Science versus hypnotism)
    The Christian Scientist demonstrates that divine Mind heals, while the hypnotist dispossesses the patient of his individuality in order to control him. No person is benefited by yielding his mentality to any mental despotism or malpractice. All unscientific mental practice is erroneous and powerless, and should be understood and so rendered fruitless. The genuine Christian Scientist is adding to his patient's mental and moral power, and is increasing his patient's spirituality while restoring him physically through divine Love.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 99:23


    (Key to the kingdom)
    The calm, strong currents of true spirituality, the manifestations of which are health, purity, and self-immolation, must deepen human experience, until the beliefs of material existence are seen to be a bald imposition, and sin, disease, and death give everlasting place to the scientific demonstration of divine Spirit and to God's spiritual, perfect man.

Subheadings in this lesson

22 1 - Animal magnetism error
22 1 - Earliest investigations
22 1 - Mere negation
22 1 - A so-called mind-cure
22 2 - Spirit intangible
22 2 - One government
22 2 - Mental charlatanism
22 3 - Willpower detrimental
22 3 - The evil of mesmerism
22 4 - Personal conclusions
22 4 - Hidden agents
22 4 - Adulteration of Truth
22 4 - Continuity of interest
22 4 - Obligations of teachers
22 4 - Indispensable defence
22 5 - Apathy to occultism
22 5 - Motives considered
22 5 - Mental crimes
22 5 - Charge of the Chief Justice
22 6 - Jesus and hypnotism
22 6 - Animal magnetism destroyed
22 6 - Not words but deeds
22 6 - Science versus hypnotism
22 6 - Key to the kingdom


May 28,1899

Subject: 23

GOD THE ONLY CAUSE AND CREATOR.

oo3o



-- Golden Text --

Malachi 2:10

    10 Have we not all one father? hath
not one God created us? why do we
deal treacherously every man against
his brother, by profaning the
covenant of our fathers?


Responsive Reading


Isaiah 45:11-13,18-25

    11 Thus saith the Lord, the Holy
One of Israel, and his Maker, Ask me
of things to come concerning my sons,
and concerning the work of my hands
command ye me.

    12 I have made the earth, and
created man upon it: I, even my
hands, have stretched out the
heavens, and all their host have I
commanded.

    13 I have raised him up in
righteousness, and I will direct all
his ways: he shall build my city, and
he shall let go my captives, not for
price nor reward, saith the Lord of
hosts.

    18 For thus saith the Lord that
created the heavens; God himself that
formed the earth and made it; he hath
established it, he created it not in
vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I
am the Lord; and there is none else.

    19 I have not spoken in secret, in
a dark place of the earth: I said not
unto the seed of Jacob, Seek ye me in
vain: I the Lord speak righteousness,
I declare things that are right.

    20 #Assemble yourselves and come;
draw near together, ye that are
escaped of the nations: they have no
knowledge that set up the wood of
their graven image, and pray unto a
god that cannot save.

    21 Tell ye, and bring them near;
yea, let them take counsel together:
who hath declared this from ancient
time? who hath told it from that
time? have not I the Lord? and there
is no God else beside me; a just God
and a Saviour; there is none beside
me.

    22 Look unto me, and be ye saved,
all the ends of the earth: for I am
God, and there is none else.

    23 I have sworn by myself, the word
is gone out of my mouth in
righteousness, and shall not return,
That unto me every knee shall bow,
every tongue shall swear.

    24 Surely, shall one say, in the
Lord have I righteousness and
strength: even to him shall men come;
and all that are incensed against him
shall be ashamed.

    25 In the Lord shall all the seed
of Israel be justified, and shall
glory.


Section 1


Psalm 50:1

    1 The mighty God, even the Lord,
hath spoken, and called the earth
from the rising of the sun unto the
going down thereof.
Psalm 49:1,2

    1 Hear this, all ye people; give
ear, all ye inhabitants of the world:


    2 Both low and high, rich and poor,
together.

***
Leviticus 26:1,2,11,12

    1 Ye shall make you no idols nor
graven image, neither rear you up a
standing image, neither shall ye set
up any image of stone in your land,
to bow down unto it: for I am the
Lord your God.

    2 #Ye shall keep my sabbaths, and
reverence my sanctuary: I am the
Lord.

    11 And I will set my tabernacle
among you: and my soul shall not
abhor you.

    12 And I will walk among you, and
will be your God, and ye shall be my
people.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 331:18

  (- MORTAL MIND - Mythology)


    (-6- The universal cause)
    VI. God is individual, incorporeal. He is divine Principle, Love, the universal cause, the only creator, and there is no other self-existence. He is all-inclusive, and is reflected by all that is real and eternal and by nothing else. He fills all space, and it is impossible to conceive of such omnipresence and individuality except as infinite Spirit or Mind. Hence all is Spirit and spiritual.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 207:20-23


    (One primal cause)
    There is but one primal cause. Therefore there can be no effect from any other cause, and there can be no reality in aught which does not proceed from this great and only cause.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 111:19


    (Pertinent proposal)
    A prize of one hundred pounds, offered in Oxford University, England, for the best essay on Natural Science, - an essay calculated to offset the tendency of the age to attribute physical effects to physical causes rather than to a final spiritual cause, - is one of many incidents which show that Christian Science meets a yearning of the human race for spirituality.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 109:4-27

    (Scientific evidence)
    Christian Science reveals incontrovertibly that Mind is All-in-all, that the only realities are the divine Mind and idea. This great fact is not, however, seen to be supported by sensible evidence, until its divine Principle is demonstrated by healing the sick and thus proved absolute and divine. This proof once seen, no other conclusion can be reached.
    (Solitary research)
    For three years after my discovery, I sought the solution of this problem of Mind-healing, searched the Scriptures and read little else, kept aloof from society, and devoted time and energies to discovering a positive rule. The search was sweet, calm, and buoyant with hope, not selfish nor depressing. I knew the Principle of all harmonious Mind-action to be God, and that cures were produced in primitive Christian healing by holy, uplifting faith; but I must know the Science of this healing, and I won my way to absolute conclusions through divine revelation, reason, and demonstration. The revelation of Truth in the understanding came to me gradually and apparently through divine power. When a new spiritual idea is borne to earth, the prophetic Scripture of Isaiah is renewedly fulfilled: "Unto us a child is born, . . . and his name shall be called Wonderful."


Section 2


Isaiah 40:10

    10 Behold, the Lord God will come
with strong hand, and his arm shall
rule for him: behold, his reward is
with him, and his work before him.

***
Zechariah 14:9

    9 And the Lord shall be king over
all the earth: in that day shall
there be one Lord, and his name one.

***
Malachi 1:11

    11 For from the rising of the sun
even unto the going down of the same
my name shall be great among the
Gentiles; and in every place incense
shall be offered unto my name, and a
pure offering: for my name shall be
great among the heathen, saith the
Lord of hosts.

***
Joel 2:27,32

    27 And ye shall know that I am in
the midst of Israel, and that I am
the Lord your God, and none else: and
my people shall never be ashamed.

    32 And it shall come to pass, that
whosoever shall call on the name of
the Lord shall be delivered: for in
mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be
deliverance, as the Lord hath said,
and in the remnant whom the Lord
shall call.

***
Jeremiah 23:3,4

    3 And I will gather the remnant of
my flock out of all countries whither
I have driven them, and will bring
them again to their folds; and they
shall be fruitful and increase.

    4 And I will set up shepherds over
them which shall feed them: and they
shall fear no more, nor be dismayed,
neither shall they be lacking, saith
the Lord.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 469:7-11

(09) Question: What is intelligence?
ADAM = Red sandstone.
Topic: Christ Jesus


    Question. - What is intelligence?
    Answer. - Intelligence is omniscience, omnipresence, and omnipotence. It is the primal and eternal quality of infinite Mind, of the triune Principle, - Life, Truth, and Love, - named God.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 516:4


    (Reflected likeness)
    The substance, Life, intelligence, Truth, and Love, which constitute Deity, are reflected by His creation; and when we subordinate the false testimony of the corporeal senses to the facts of Science, we shall see this true likeness and reflection everywhere.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 127:23


    (No physical science)
    There is no physical science, inasmuch as all truth proceeds from the divine Mind. Therefore truth is not human, and is not a law of matter, for matter is not a lawgiver. Science is an emanation of divine Mind, and is alone able to interpret God aright. It has a spiritual, and not a material origin. It is a divine utterance, - the Comforter which leadeth into all truth.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 171:25


    (Matter versus Spirit)
    The so-called laws of matter are nothing but false beliefs that intelligence and life are present where Mind is not. These false beliefs are the procuring cause of all sin and disease. The opposite truth, that intelligence and life are spiritual, never material, destroys sin, sickness, and death.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 191:16

    (Spiritual freedom)
    The human thought must free itself from self-imposed materiality and bondage. It should no longer ask of the head, heart, or lungs: What are man's prospects for life? Mind is not helpless. Intelligence is not mute before non-intelligence.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 279:16-19


    (Spiritual tangibility)
    In proportion as the belief disappears that life and intelligence are in or of matter, the immortal facts of being are seen, and their only idea or intelligence is in God.


Section 3


Ezekiel 43:2

    2 And, behold, the glory of the God
of Israel came from the way of the
east: and his voice was like a noise
of many waters: and the earth shined
with his glory.

***
Revelation 15:4

    4 Who shall not fear thee, O Lord,
and glorify thy name? for thou only
art holy: for all nations shall come
and worship before thee; for thy
judgments are made manifest.

***
Habakkuk 2:14

    14 For the earth shall be filled
with the knowledge of the glory of
the Lord, as the waters cover the
sea.

***
Isaiah 2:20

    20 In that day a man shall cast his
idols of silver, and his idols of
gold, which they made each one for
himself to worship, to the moles and
to the bats;
Isaiah 45:16-18

    16 They shall be ashamed, and also
confounded, all of them: they shall go
to confusion together that are makers
of idols.

    17 But Israel shall be saved in the
Lord with an everlasting salvation:
ye shall not be ashamed nor
confounded world without end.

    18 For thus saith the Lord that
created the heavens; God himself that
formed the earth and made it; he hath
established it, he created it not in
vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I
am the Lord; and there is none else.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 468:16-22

(07) Question: What is Substance?
ADAM = A belief in intelligent matter, finiteness, and mortality.
Topic: Soul


    (Spiritual synonyms)
    Question. - What is substance?
    Answer. - Substance is that which is eternal and incapable of discord and decay. Truth, Life, and Love are substance, as the Scriptures use this word in Hebrews: "The substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." Spirit, the synonym of Mind, Soul, or God, is the only real substance.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 349:31


    (Substance spiritual)
    In Christian Science, substance is understood to be Spirit, while the opponents of Christian Science believe substance to be matter. They think of matter as something and almost the only thing, and of the things which pertain to Spirit as next to nothing, or as very far removed from daily experience. Christian Science takes exactly the opposite view.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 278:12


    (One cause supreme)
    That matter is substantial or has life and sensation, is one of the false beliefs of mortals, and exists only in a supposititious mortal consciousness. Hence, as we approach Spirit and Truth, we lose the consciousness of matter. The admission that there can be material substance requires another admission, - namely, that Spirit is not infinite and that matter is self-creative, self-existent, and eternal. From this it would follow that there are two eternal causes, warring forever with each other; and yet we say that Spirit is supreme and all-presence.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 286:21-26

    (Spiritual thoughts)
    God's thoughts are perfect and eternal, are substance and Life. Material and temporal thoughts are human, involving error, and since God, Spirit, is the only cause, they lack a divine cause. The temporal and material are not then creations of Spirit. They are but counterfeits of the spiritual and eternal.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 301:17-20

    (Inverted images and ideas)
    As God is substance and man is the divine image and likeness, man should wish for, and in reality has, only the substance of good, the substance of Spirit, not matter.


Section 4


Isaiah 42:5,6

    5 #Thus saith God the Lord, he that
created the heavens, and stretched
them out; he that spread forth the
earth, and that which cometh out of
it; he that giveth breath unto the
people upon it, and spirit to them
that walk therein:

    6 I the Lord have called thee in
righteousness, and will hold thine
hand, and will keep thee, and give
thee for a covenant of the people,
for a light of the Gentiles;

***
Acts 17:29

    29 Forasmuch then as we are the
offspring of God, we ought not to
think that the Godhead is like unto
gold, or silver, or stone, graven by
art and man's device.

***
II Peter 1:3,4

    3 According as his divine power
hath given unto us all things that
pertain unto life and godliness,
through the knowledge of him that
hath called us to glory and virtue:

    4 Whereby are given unto us
exceeding great and precious
promises: that by these ye might be
partakers of the divine nature,
having escaped the corruption that is
in the world through lust.

***
Psalm 66:2,9

    2 Sing forth the honour of his
name: make his praise glorious.

    9 Which holdeth our soul in life,
and suffereth not our feet to be
moved.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 170:22-3


    (Causation considered)
    Spiritual causation is the one question to be considered, for more than all others spiritual causation relates to human progress. The age seems ready to approach this subject, to ponder somewhat the supremacy of Spirit, and at least to touch the hem of Truth's garment.
    The description of man as purely physical, or as both material and spiritual, - but in either case dependent upon his physical organization, - is the Pandora box, from which all ills have gone forth, especially despair. Matter, which takes divine power into its own hands and claims to be a creator, is a fiction, in which paganism and lust are so sanctioned by society that mankind has caught their moral contagion.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 335:7

  (- MORTAL MIND - Idolatry)


    (-18- The only substance)
    XVIII. Spirit, God, has created all in and of Himself. Spirit never created matter. There is nothing in Spirit out of which matter could be made, for, as the Bible declares, without the Logos, the Aeon or Word of God, "was not anything made that was made." Spirit is the only substance, the invisible and indivisible infinite God. Things spiritual and eternal are substantial. Things material and temporal are insubstantial.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 502:24


    (Ideas and identities)
    The infinite has no beginning. This word beginning is employed to signify the only, - that is, the eternal verity and unity of God and man, including the universe. The creative Principle - Life, Truth, and Love - is God. The universe reflects God. There is but one creator and one creation. This creation consists of the unfolding of spiritual ideas and their identities, which are embraced in the infinite Mind and forever reflected. These ideas range from the infinitesimal to infinity, and the highest ideas are the sons and daughters of God.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 303:25


    (Man's entity spiritual)
    God, without the image and likeness of Himself, would be a nonentity, or Mind unexpressed. He would be without a witness or proof of His own nature. Spiritual man is the image or idea of God, an idea which cannot be lost nor separated from its divine Principle. When the evidence before the material senses yielded to spiritual sense, the apostle declared that nothing could alienate him from God, from the sweet sense and presence of Life and Truth.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 265:10


    (Godward gravitation)
    This scientific sense of being, forsaking matter for Spirit, by no means suggests man's absorption into Deity and the loss of his identity, but confers upon man enlarged individuality, a wider sphere of thought and action, a more expansive love, a higher and more permanent peace.


Section 5


Deuteronomy 3:24

    24 O Lord God, thou hast begun to
shew thy servant thy greatness, and
thy mighty hand: for what God is
there in heaven or in earth, that can
do according to thy works, and
according to thy might?

***
Amos 4:13

    13 For, lo, he that formeth the
mountains, and createth the wind, and
declareth unto man what is his
thought, that maketh the morning
darkness, and treadeth upon the high
places of the earth, The Lord, The
God of hosts, is his name.
Amos 5:4

    4 #For thus saith the Lord unto the
house of Israel, Seek ye me, and ye
shall live:

***
Hosea 10:12

    12 Sow to yourselves in
righteousness, reap in mercy; break
up your fallow ground: for it is time
to seek the Lord, till he come and
rain righteousness upon you.

***
Exodus 23:20

    20 #Behold, I send an Angel before
thee, to keep thee in the way, and to
bring thee into the place which I
have prepared.

***
Micah 4:2,8

    2 And many nations shall come, and
say, Come, and let us go up to the
mountain of the Lord, and to the
house of the God of Jacob; and he
will teach us of his ways, and we
will walk in his paths: for the law
shall go forth of Zion, and the word
of the Lord from Jerusalem.

    8 #And thou, O tower of the flock,
the strong hold of the daughter of
Zion, unto thee shall it come, even
the first dominion; the kingdom shall
come to the daughter of Jerusalem.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 255:1


    (Inadequate theories of creation)
    Eternal Truth is changing the universe. As mortals drop off their mental swaddling-clothes, thought expands into expression. "Let there be light," is the perpetual demand of Truth and Love, changing chaos into order and discord into the music of the spheres. The mythical human theories of creation, anciently classified as the higher criticism, sprang from cultured scholars in Rome and in Greece, but they afforded no foundation for accurate views of creation by the divine Mind.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 504:9-14


    (Light preceding the sun)
    This light is not from the sun nor from volcanic flames, but it is the revelation of Truth and of spiritual ideas. This also shows that there is no place where God's light is not seen, since Truth, Life, and Love fill immensity and are ever-present.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 235:28


    (Clergymen's duty)
    Clergymen, occupying the watchtowers of the world, should uplift the standard of Truth. They should so raise their hearers spiritually, that their listeners will love to grapple with a new, right idea and broaden their concepts. Love of Christianity, rather than love of popularity, should stimulate clerical labor and progress. Truth should emanate from the pulpit, but never be strangled there. A special privilege is vested in the ministry. How shall it be used? Sacredly, in the interests of humanity, not of sect.


Section 6


Proverbs 8:17

    17 I love them that love me; and
those that seek me early shall find
me.

***
I John 4:7,16

    7 Beloved, let us love one another:
for love is of God; and every one
that loveth is born of God, and
knoweth God.

    16 And we have known and believed
the love that God hath to us. God is
love; and he that dwelleth in love
dwelleth in God, and God in him.

***
Romans 13:10

    10 Love worketh no ill to his
neighbour: therefore love is the
fulfilling of the law.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 275:10


    (Divine synonyms)
    To grasp the reality and order of being in its Science, you must begin by reckoning God as the divine Principle of all that really is. Spirit, Life, Truth, Love, combine as one, - and are the Scriptural names for God. All substance, intelligence, wisdom, being, immortality, cause, and effect belong to God. These are His attributes, the eternal manifestations of the infinite divine Principle, Love. No wisdom is wise but His wisdom; no truth is true, no love is lovely, no life is Life but the divine; no good is, but the good God bestows.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 6:17-18


    (Mercy without partiality)
    "God is Love." More than this we cannot ask, higher we cannot look, farther we cannot go.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 4:17-22

    (Watchfulness requisite)
    Simply asking that we may love God will never make us love Him; but the longing to be better and holier, expressed in daily watchfulness and in striving to assimilate more of the divine character, will mould and fashion us anew, until we awake in His likeness.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 266:16


    (Uses of adversity)
    Thus He teaches mortals to lay down their fleshliness and gain spirituality. This is done through self-abnegation. Universal Love is the divine way in Christian Science.

Subheadings in this lesson

23 1 - -6- The universal cause
23 1 - One primal cause
23 1 - Pertinent proposal
23 1 - Scientific evidence
23 1 - Solitary research
23 2 - Reflected likeness
23 2 - No physical science
23 2 - Matter versus Spirit
23 2 - Spiritual freedom
23 2 - Spiritual tangibility
23 3 - Spiritual synonyms
23 3 - Substance spiritual
23 3 - One cause supreme
23 3 - Spiritual thoughts
23 3 - Inverted images and ideas
23 4 - Causation considered
23 4 - -18- The only substance
23 4 - Ideas and identities
23 4 - Man's entity spiritual
23 4 - Godward gravitation
23 5 - Inadequate theories of creation
23 5 - Light preceding the sun
23 5 - Clergymen's duty
23 6 - Divine synonyms
23 6 - Mercy without partiality
23 6 - Watchfulness requisite
23 6 - Uses of adversity


June 4,1899

Subject: 24

GOD THE PRESERVER OF MAN.

oo3o



-- Golden Text --

Psalm 37:27,28

    27 Depart from evil, and do good;
and dwell for evermore.

    28 For the Lord loveth judgment,
and forsaketh not his saints; they
are preserved for ever: but the seed
of the wicked shall be cut off.


Responsive Reading


Psalm 121

PSALM 121
A Song of degrees

    1 I will lift up mine eyes unto
the hills, from whence cometh my
help.

    2 My help cometh from the Lord,
which made heaven and earth.

    3 He will not suffer thy foot to be
moved: he that keepeth thee will not
slumber.

    4 Behold, he that keepeth Israel
shall neither slumber nor sleep.

    5 The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord
is thy shade upon thy right hand.

    6 The sun shall not smite thee by
day, nor the moon by night.

    7 The Lord shall preserve thee from
all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.


    8 The Lord shall preserve thy going
out and thy coming in from this time
forth, and even for evermore.


Section 1


Psalm 40:11

    11 Withhold not thou thy tender
mercies from me, O Lord: let thy
lovingkindness and thy truth
continually preserve me.
Psalm 36:5-7

    5 Thy mercy, O Lord, is in the
heavens; and thy faithfulness
reacheth unto the clouds.

    6 Thy righteousness is like the
great mountains; thy judgments are a
great deep: O Lord, thou preservest
man and beast.

    7 How excellent is thy
lovingkindness, O God! therefore the
children of men put their trust under
the shadow of thy wings.

***
Romans 8:38,39

    38 For I am persuaded, that neither
death, nor life, nor angels, nor
principalities, nor powers, nor
things present, nor things to come,

    39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any
other creature, shall be able to
separate us from the love of God,
which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 303:30-9


    (Man's entity spiritual)
    When the evidence before the material senses yielded to spiritual sense, the apostle declared that nothing could alienate him from God, from the sweet sense and presence of Life and Truth.
    (Man inseparable from Love)
    It is ignorance and false belief, based on a material sense of things, which hide spiritual beauty and goodness. Understanding this, Paul said: "Neither death, nor life, . . . nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God."

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 62:22-1


    (The Mind creative)
    The divine Mind, which forms the bud and blossom, will care for the human body, even as it clothes the lily; but let no mortal interfere with God's government by thrusting in the laws of erring, human concepts.
    (Superior law of Soul)
    The higher nature of man is not governed by the lower; if it were, the order of wisdom would be reversed. Our false views of life hide eternal harmony, and produce the ills of which we complain. Because mortals believe in material laws and reject the Science of Mind, this does not make materiality first and the superior law of Soul last.


Section 2


Genesis 32:28,30

    28 And he said, Thy name shall be
called no more Jacob, but Israel: for
as a prince hast thou power with God
and with men, and hast prevailed.

    30 And Jacob called the name of the
place Peniel: for I have seen God
face to face, and my life is
preserved.

***
Psalm 97:10

    10 Ye that love the Lord, hate
evil: he preserveth the souls of his
saints; he delivereth them out of the
hand of the wicked.

***
Proverbs 3:5,6

    5 #Trust in the Lord with all thine
heart; and lean not unto thine own
understanding.

    6 In all thy ways acknowledge him,
and he shall direct thy paths.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 427:23


    (Mortality vanquished)
    Immortal Mind, governing all, must be acknowledged as supreme in the physical realm, so-called, as well as in the spiritual.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 171:12


    (A closed question)
    Mind's control over the universe, including man, is no longer an open question, but is demonstrable Science. Jesus illustrated the divine Principle and the power of immortal Mind by healing sickness and sin and destroying the foundations of death.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 243:4


    (Ancient and modern miracles)
    The divine Love, which made harmless the poisonous viper, which delivered men from the boiling oil, from the fiery furnace, from the jaws of the lion, can heal the sick in every age and triumph over sin and death. It crowned the demonstrations of Jesus with unsurpassed power and love. But the same "Mind . . . which was also in Christ Jesus" must always accompany the letter of Science in order to confirm and repeat the ancient demonstrations of prophets and apostles. That those wonders are not more commonly repeated to-day, arises not so much from lack of desire as from lack of spiritual growth.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 308:16


    (Wrestling of Jacob)
    Jacob was alone, wrestling with error, - struggling with a mortal sense of life, substance, and intelligence as existent in matter with its false pleasures and pains, - when an angel, a message from Truth and Love, appeared to him and smote the sinew, or strength, of his error, till he saw its unreality; and Truth, being thereby understood, gave him spiritual strength in this Peniel of divine Science. Then said the spiritual evangel: "Let me go, for the day breaketh;" that is, the light of Truth and Love dawns upon thee. But the patriarch, perceiving his error and his need of help, did not loosen his hold upon this glorious light until his nature was transformed. When Jacob was asked, "What is thy name?" he straightway answered; and then his name was changed to Israel, for "as a prince" had he prevailed and had "power with God and with men." Then Jacob questioned his deliverer, "Tell me, I pray thee, thy name;" but this appellation was withheld, for the messenger was not a corporeal being, but a nameless, incorporeal impartation of divine Love to man, which, to use the word of the Psalmist, restored his Soul, - gave him the spiritual sense of being and rebuked his material sense.


Section 3


Isaiah 32:17,18

    17 And the work of righteousness
shall be peace; and the effect of
righteousness quietness and assurance
for ever.

    18 And my people shall dwell in a
peaceable habitation, and in sure
dwellings, and in quiet resting
places;

***
Philipians 4:7

    7 And the peace of God, which
passeth all understanding, shall keep
your hearts and minds through Christ
Jesus.

***
I Corinthians 14:33

    33 For God is not the author of
confusion, but of peace, as in all
churches of the saints.

***
Job 22:21

    21 Acquaint now thyself with him,
and be at peace: thereby good shall
come unto thee.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 324:7-12


    (Narrow pathway)
    Unless the harmony and immortality of man are becoming more apparent, we are not gaining the true idea of God; and the body will reflect what governs it, whether it be Truth or error, understanding or belief, Spirit or matter. Therefore "acquaint now thyself with Him, and be at peace."

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 304:16

    (Harmony natural)
    Harmony is produced by its Principle, is controlled by it and abides with it. Divine Principle is the Life of man. Man's happiness is not, therefore, at the disposal of physical sense. Truth is not contaminated by error. Harmony in man is as beautiful as in music, and discord is unnatural, unreal.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 214:14,32


    (Adam and the senses)
    When it is learned that the spiritual sense, and not the material, conveys the impressions of Mind to man, then being will be understood and found to be harmonious.
    (The senses of Soul)
    Spirit's senses are without pain, and they are forever at peace. Nothing can hide from them the harmony of all things and the might and permanence of Truth.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 480:13

(16) Question: Does brain think, and do nerves feel, and is there intelligence in matter?
ADAM = A product of nothing as the mimicry of something.
Topic: Doctrine of Atonement


    (Harmony from Spirit)
    Harmonious action proceeds from Spirit, God. Inharmony has no Principle; its action is erroneous and presupposes man to be in matter. Inharmony would make matter the cause as well as the effect of intelligence, or Soul, thus attempting to separate Mind from God.


Section 4


Lamentations 3:22

    22 It is of the Lord's mercies that
we are not consumed, because his
compassions fail not.

***
Ephesians 2:4,5,8

    4 But God, who is rich in mercy,
for his great love wherewith he loved
us,

    5 Even when we were dead in sins,
hath quickened us together with
Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)

    8 For by grace are ye saved through
faith; and that not of yourselves: it
is the gift of God:

***
Romans 9:16

    16 So then it is not of him that
willeth, nor of him that runneth, but
of God that sheweth mercy.

***
Luke 6:36

    36 Be ye therefore merciful, as
your Father also is merciful.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 36:19-21


    (Righteous retribution)
    A selfish and limited mind may be unjust, but the unlimited and divine Mind is the immortal law of justice as well as of mercy.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 538:3


    (Spiritual gateway)
    Truth should, and does, drive error out of all selfhood. Truth is a two-edged sword, guarding and guiding. Truth places the cherub wisdom at the gate of understanding to note the proper guests. Radiant with mercy and justice, the sword of Truth gleams afar and indicates the infinite distance between Truth and error, between the material and spiritual, - the unreal and the real.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 18:1


    (Divine oneness)
    Atonement is the exemplification of man's unity with God, whereby man reflects divine Truth, Life, and Love. Jesus of Nazareth taught and demonstrated man's oneness with the Father, and for this we owe him endless homage. His mission was both individual and collective. He did life's work aright not only in justice to himself, but in mercy to mortals, - to show them how to do theirs, but not to do it for them nor to relieve them of a single responsibility. Jesus acted boldly, against the accredited evidence of the senses, against Pharisaical creeds and practices, and he refuted all opponents with his healing power.


Section 5


Psalm 31:23,24

    23 O love the Lord, all ye his
saints: for the Lord preserveth the
faithful, and plentifully rewardeth
the proud doer.

    24 Be of good courage, and he shall
strengthen your heart, all ye that
hope in the Lord.
Psalm 84:5,7,11

    5 Blessed is the man whose strength
is in thee; in whose heart are the
ways of them.

    7 They go from strength to
strength, every one of them in Zion
appeareth before God.

    11 For the Lord God is a sun and
shield: the Lord will give grace and
glory: no good thing will he withhold
from them that walk uprightly.

***
Hosea 1:7

    7 But I will have mercy upon the
house of Judah, and will save them by
the Lord their God, and will not save
them by bow, nor by sword, nor by
battle, by horses, nor by horsemen.

***
II Timothy 4:18

    18 And the Lord shall deliver me
from every evil work, and will
preserve me unto his heavenly
kingdom: to whom be glory for ever
and ever. Amen.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 165:16


    (Causes of sickness)
    You say that indigestion, fatigue, sleeplessness, cause distressed stomachs and aching heads. Then you consult your brain in order to remember what has hurt you, when your remedy lies in forgetting the whole thing; for matter has no sensation of its own, and the human mind is all that can produce pain.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 79:29


    (Divine strength)
    Mind-science teaches that mortals need "not be weary in well doing." It dissipates fatigue in doing good. Giving does not impoverish us in the service of our Maker, neither does withholding enrich us. We have strength in proportion to our apprehension of the truth, and our strength is not lessened by giving utterance to truth. A cup of coffee or tea is not the equal of truth, whether for the inspiration of a sermon or for the support of bodily endurance.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 406:28-31


    (Morbid cravings)
    The depraved appetite for alcoholic drinks, tobacco, tea, coffee, opium, is destroyed only by Mind's mastery of the body. This normal control is gained through divine strength and understanding.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 485:30

(19) Question: Is materiality the concomitant of spirituality, and is material sense a necessary preliminary to the understanding and expression of Spirit?
ADAM = An inverted image of Spirit.
Topic: Adam and Fallen Man


    (Material beliefs)
    To say that strength is in matter, is like saying that the power is in the lever. The notion of any life or intelligence in matter is without foundation in fact, and you can have no faith in falsehood when you have learned falsehood's true nature.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 567:3(begin Truth)-6


    (Angelic offices) Truth and Love come nearer in the hour of woe, when strong faith or spiritual strength wrestles and prevails through the understanding of God.


Section 6


Psalm 62:1

    1 Truly my soul waiteth upon God:
from him cometh my salvation.

***
I Thessalonians 5:23

    23 And the very God of peace
sanctify you wholly; and I pray God
your whole spirit and soul and body
be preserved blameless unto the
coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

***
Psalm 121:7,8

    7 The Lord shall preserve thee from
all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.


    8 The Lord shall preserve thy going
out and thy coming in from this time
forth, and even for evermore.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 210:11


    (Jesus' disregard of matter)
    Knowing that Soul and its attributes were forever manifested through man, the Master healed the sick, gave sight to the blind, hearing to the deaf, feet to the lame, thus bringing to light the scientific action of the divine Mind on human minds and bodies and giving a better understanding of Soul and salvation. Jesus healed sickness and sin by one and the same metaphysical process.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 387:27


    (Christian history)
    The history of Christianity furnishes sublime proofs of the supporting influence and protecting power bestowed on man by his heavenly Father, omnipotent Mind, who gives man faith and understanding whereby to defend himself, not only from temptation, but from bodily suffering.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 92:32


    (The age's privilege)
    Do you say the time has not yet come in which to recognize Soul as substantial and able to control the body? Remember Jesus, who nearly nineteen centuries ago demonstrated the power of Spirit and said, "He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also," and who also said, "But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth." "Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation," said Paul.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 488:23

(21) Question: Do the five corporeal senses constitute man?
ADAM = Life's counterfeit, which ultimates in death.
Topic: Ancient and Modern Necromany, alies Mesmerism, and Hypnotism, Denounced


    (All faculties from Mind)
    Mind alone possesses all faculties, perception, and comprehension. Therefore mental endowments are not at the mercy of organization and decomposition, - otherwise the very worms could unfashion man. If it were possible for the real senses of man to be injured, Soul could reproduce them in all their perfection; but they cannot be disturbed nor destroyed, since they exist in immortal Mind, not in matter.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 372:14-17


    (Veritable success)
    When man demonstrates Christian Science absolutely, he will be perfect. He can neither sin, suffer, be subject to matter, nor disobey the law of God. Therefore he will be as the angels in heaven.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 249:6-9


    (Renewed selfhood) Let us feel the divine energy of Spirit, bringing us into newness of life and recognizing no mortal nor material power as able to destroy. Let us rejoice that we are subject to the divine "powers that be."

Subheadings in this lesson

24 1 - Man's entity spiritual
24 1 - Man inseparable from Love
24 1 - The Mind creative
24 1 - Superior law of Soul
24 2 - Mortality vanquished
24 2 - A closed question
24 2 - Ancient and modern miracles
24 2 - Wrestling of Jacob
24 3 - Narrow pathway
24 3 - Harmony natural
24 3 - Adam and the senses
24 3 - The senses of Soul
24 3 - Harmony from Spirit
24 4 - Righteous retribution
24 4 - Spiritual gateway
24 4 - Divine oneness
24 5 - Causes of sickness
24 5 - Divine strength
24 5 - Morbid cravings
24 5 - Material beliefs
24 5 - Angelic offices
24 6 - Jesus' disregard of matter
24 6 - Christian history
24 6 - The age's privilege
24 6 - All faculties from Mind
24 6 - Veritable success
24 6 - Renewed selfhood


June 18 1899

Subject: 25

IS THE UNIVERSE, INCLUDING MAN, EVOLVED BY ATOMIC FORCE?

o3oo



-- Golden Text --

Psalm 33:6,9

    6 By the word of the Lord were the
heavens made; and all the host of them
by the breath of his mouth.

    9 For he spake, and it was done; he
commanded, and it stood fast.


Responsive Reading


Psalm 145:3-7,9-17

    3 Great is the Lord, and greatly to
be praised; and his greatness is
unsearchable.

    4 One generation shall praise thy
works to another, and shall declare
thy mighty acts.

    5 I will speak of the glorious
honour of thy majesty, and of thy
wondrous works.

    6 And men shall speak of the might
of thy terrible acts: and I will
declare thy greatness.

    7 They shall abundantly utter the
memory of thy great goodness, and
shall sing of thy righteousness.

    9 The Lord is good to all: and his
tender mercies are over all his works.


    10 All thy works shall praise thee,
O Lord; and thy saints shall bless
thee.

    11 They shall speak of the glory of
thy kingdom, and talk of thy power;

    12 To make known to the sons of men
his mighty acts, and the glorious
majesty of his kingdom.

    13 Thy kingdom is an everlasting
kingdom, and thy dominion endureth
throughout all generations.

    14 The Lord upholdeth all that
fall, and raiseth up all those that
be bowed down.

    15 The eyes of all wait upon thee;
and thou givest them their meat in due
season.

    16 Thou openest thine hand, and
satisfiest the desire of every living
thing.

    17 The Lord is righteous in all his
ways, and holy in all his works.


Section 1


Psalm 33:6,7,9

    6 By the word of the Lord were the
heavens made; and all the host of them
by the breath of his mouth.

    7 He gathereth the waters of the
sea together as an heap: he layeth up
the depth in storehouses.

    9 For he spake, and it was done; he
commanded, and it stood fast.

***
Genesis 2:1,2

    1 Thus the heavens and the earth
were finished, and all the host of
them.

    2 And on the seventh day God ended
his work which he had made; and he
rested on the seventh day from all
his work which he had made.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 192:17-21


    (The one real power)
    Moral and spiritual might belong to Spirit, who holds the "wind in His fists;" and this teaching accords with Science and harmony. In Science, you can have no power opposed to God, and the physical senses must give up their false testimony.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 262:30


    (Mind the only cause)
    Divine Mind is the only cause or Principle of existence. Cause does not exist in matter, in mortal mind, or in physical forms.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 480:26-29

(16) Question: Does brain think, and do nerves feel, and is there intelligence in matter?
ADAM = A product of nothing as the mimicry of something.
Topic: Doctrine of Atonement


    (Vapor and nothingness)
    The Bible declares: "All things were made by Him [the divine Word]; and without Him was not anything made that was made." This is the eternal verity of divine Science.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 209:5-13


    (Allness of Truth)
    Mind, supreme over all its formations and governing them all, is the central sun of its own systems of ideas, the life and light of all its own vast creation; and man is tributary to divine Mind. The material and mortal body or mind is not the man.
    The world would collapse without Mind, without the intelligence which holds the winds in its grasp. Neither philosophy nor skepticism can hinder the march of the Science which reveals the supremacy of Mind.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 143:27-31


    (Impossible coalescence)
    If Mind was first chronologically, is first potentially, and must be first eternally, then give to Mind the glory, honor, dominion, and power everlastingly due its holy name.


Section 2


Isaiah 44:24,25

    24 Thus saith the Lord, thy
redeemer, and he that formed thee
from the womb, I am the Lord that
maketh all things; that stretcheth
forth the heavens alone; that
spreadeth abroad the earth by myself;


    25 That frustrateth the tokens of
the liars, and maketh diviners mad;
that turneth wise men backward, and
maketh their knowledge foolish;

***
I Corinthians 1:19,20

    19 For it is written, I will
destroy the wisdom of the wise, and
will bring to nothing the
understanding of the prudent.

    20 Where is the wise? where is the
scribe? where is the disputer of this
world? hath not God made foolish the
wisdom of this world?

***
Job 5:12-14

    12 He disappointeth the devices of
the crafty, so that their hands cannot
perform their enterprise.

    13 He taketh the wise in their own
craftiness: and the counsel of the
froward is carried headlong.

    14 They meet with darkness in the
daytime, and grope in the noonday as
in the night.

***
Ecclesiastes 7:29

    29 Lo, this only have I found, that
God hath made man upright; but they
have sought out many inventions.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 196:1-4


    (Useful knowledge)
    If materialistic knowledge is power, it is not wisdom. It is but a blind force. Man has "sought out many inventions," but he has not yet found it true that knowledge can save him from the dire effects of knowledge.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 300:1-3


    (Old and new man)
    Human logic is awry when it attempts to draw correct spiritual conclusions regarding life from matter.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 268:14

    (Confusion confounded)
    In this final struggle for supremacy, semi-metaphysical systems afford no substantial aid to scientific metaphysics, for their arguments are based on the false testimony of the material senses as well as on the facts of Mind. These semi-metaphysical systems are one and all pantheistic, and savor of Pandemonium, a house divided against itself.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 269:21-13

    (Biblical foundations)
    The testimony of the material senses is neither absolute nor divine. I therefore plant myself unreservedly on the teachings of Jesus, of his apostles, of the prophets, and on the testimony of the Science of Mind. Other foundations there are none. All other systems - systems based wholly or partly on knowledge gained through the material senses - are reeds shaken by the wind, not houses built on the rock.
    (Rejected theories)
    The theories I combat are these: (1) that all is matter; (2) that matter originates in Mind, and is as real as Mind, possessing intelligence and life. The first theory, that matter is everything, is quite as reasonable as the second, that Mind and matter coexist and cooperate. One only of the following statements can be true: (1) that everything is matter; (2) that everything is Mind. Which one is it?
    Matter and Mind are opposites. One is contrary to the other in its very nature and essence; hence both cannot be real. If one is real, the other must be unreal. Only by understanding that there is but one power, - not two powers, matter and Mind, - are scientific and logical conclusions reached. Few deny the hypothesis that intelligence, apart from man and matter, governs the universe; ;and it is generally admitted that this intelligence is the eternal Mind or divine Principle, Love.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 111:19


    (Pertinent proposal)
    A prize of one hundred pounds, offered in Oxford University, England, for the best essay on Natural Science, - an essay calculated to offset the tendency of the age to attribute physical effects to physical causes rather than to a final spiritual cause, - is one of many incidents which show that Christian Science meets a yearning of the human race for spirituality.


Section 3


Isaiah 51:6

    6 Lift up your eyes to the heavens,
and look upon the earth beneath: for
the heavens shall vanish away like
smoke, and the earth shall wax old
like a garment, and they that dwell
therein shall die in like manner: but
my salvation shall be for ever, and
my righteousness shall not be
abolished.
Isaiah 34:4

    4 And all the host of heaven shall
be dissolved, and the heavens shall be
rolled together as a scroll: and all
their host shall fall down, as the
leaf falleth off from the vine, and
as a falling fig from the fig tree.

***
Psalm 102:26,27

    26 They shall perish, but thou
shalt endure: yea, all of them shall
wax old like a garment; as a vesture
shalt thou change them, and they
shall be changed:

    27 But thou art the same, and thy
years shall have no end.
Psalm 104:31,32

    31 The glory of the Lord shall
endure for ever: the Lord shall
rejoice in his works.

    32 He looketh on the earth, and it
trembleth: he toucheth the hills, and
they smoke.

***
Matthew 24:35

    35 Heaven and earth shall pass
away, but my words shall not pass
away.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 337:22

  (- MORTAL MIND - Death)


    (-27- True idea of man)
    The visible universe and material man are the poor counterfeits of the invisible universe and spiritual man. Eternal things (verities) are God's thoughts as they exist in the spiritual realm of the real. Temporal things are the thoughts of mortals and are the unreal, being the opposite of the real or the spiritual and eternal.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 278:16

    (One cause supreme)
    The admission that there can be material substance requires another admission, - namely, that Spirit is not infinite and that matter is self-creative, self-existent, and eternal. From this it would follow that there are two eternal causes, warring forever with each other; and yet we say that Spirit is supreme and all-presence.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 263:32-8


    (Mind's true camera)
    The fading forms of matter, the mortal body and material earth, are the fleeting concepts of the human mind. They have their day before the permanent facts and their perfection in Spirit appear. The crude creations of mortal thought must finally give place to the glorious forms which we sometimes behold in the camera of divine Mind, when the mental picture is spiritual and eternal. Mortals must look beyond fading, finite forms, if they would gain the true sense of things.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 264:20(only)

    (Spiritual proofs of existence)
    Spirit and its formations are the only realities of being.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 556:3-7


    (Genera classified)
    Vertebrata, articulata, mollusca, and radiata are mortal and material concepts classified, and are supposed to possess life and mind. These false beliefs will disappear, when the radiation of Spirit destroys forever all belief in intelligent matter.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 267:1-2


    (The infinitude of God)
    Every object in material thought will be destroyed, but the spiritual idea, whose substance is in Mind, is eternal.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 97:26


    (Dangerous resemblances)
    "He uttered His voice, the earth melted." This Scripture indicates that all matter will disappear before the supremacy of Spirit.


Section 4


Isaiah 65:17

    17 #For, behold, I create new
heavens and a new earth: and the
former shall not be remembered, nor
come into mind.
Isaiah 66:22

    22 For as the new heavens and the
new earth, which I will make, shall
remain before me, saith the Lord, so
shall your seed and your name remain.

***
II Peter 3:11,13

    11 Seeing then that all these
things shall be dissolved, what
manner of persons ought ye to be in
all holy conversation and godliness,

    13 Nevertheless we, according to
his promise, look for new heavens and
a new earth, wherein dwelleth
righteousness.

***
Revelation 21:1,27

    1 And I saw a new heaven and a new
earth: for the first heaven and the
first earth were passed away; and
there was no more sea.

    27 And there shall in no wise enter
into it any thing that defileth,
neither whatsoever worketh
abomination, or maketh a lie: but
they which are written in the Lamb's
book of life.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 264:32-3


    (Godward gravitation)
    The universe of Spirit is peopled with spiritual beings, and its government is divine Science. Man is the offspring, not of the lowest, but of the highest qualities of Mind.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 286:17


    (Goodness a portion of God)
    The Scriptures declare all that He made to be good, like Himself, - good in Principle and in idea. Therefore the spiritual universe is good, and reflects God as He is.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 295:5-8

    (Mortals unlike immortals)
    God creates and governs the universe, including man. The universe is filled with spiritual ideas, which He evolves, and they are obedient to the Mind that makes them.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 91:1


    (Scientific finalities)
    The Revelator tells us of "a new heaven and a new earth." Have you ever pictured this heaven and earth, inhabited by beings under the control of supreme wisdom?

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 572:23-25,28


    (Man's present possibilities)
    The Revelator had not yet passed the transitional stage in human experience called death, but he already saw a new heaven and a new earth.
    Were this new heaven and new earth terrestrial or celestial, material or spiritual? They could not be the former, for the human sense of space is unable to grasp such a view. The Revelator was on our plane of existence, while yet beholding what the eye cannot see, - that which is invisible to the uninspired thought. This testimony of Holy Writ sustains the fact in Science, that the heavens and earth to one human consciousness, that consciousness which God bestows, are spiritual, while to another, the unillumined human mind, the vision is material. This shows unmistakably that what the human mind terms matter and spirit indicates states and stages of consciousness.


Section 5


Job 14:1,2,10

    1 Man that is born of a woman is
of few days, and full of trouble.

    2 He cometh forth like a flower,
and is cut down: he fleeth also as a
shadow, and continueth not.

    10 But man dieth, and wasteth away:
yea, man giveth up the ghost, and
where is he?
Job 34:15

    15 All flesh shall perish together,
and man shall turn again unto dust.

***
I Corinthians 15:50

    50 Now this I say, brethren, that
flesh and blood cannot inherit the
kingdom of God; neither doth
corruption inherit incorruption.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 320:8


    (Interior meaning)
    In Smith's Bible Dictionary it is said: "The spiritual interpretation of Scripture must rest upon both the literal and moral;" and in the learned article on Noah in the same work, the familiar text, Genesis vi. 3, "And the Lord said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh," is quoted as follows, from the original Hebrew: "And Jehovah said, My spirit shall not forever rule [or be humbled] in men, seeing that they are [or, in their error they are] but flesh." Here the original text declares plainly the spiritual fact of being, even man's eternal and harmonious existence as image, idea, instead of matter (however transcendental such a thought appears), and avers that this fact is not forever to be humbled by the belief that man is flesh and matter, for according to that error man is mortal.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 172:7-10


    (Godless evolution)
    Materialism grades the human species as rising from matter upward. How then is the material species maintained, if man passes through what we call death and death is the Rubicon of spirituality?

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 173:17-25

    (Man not structural)
    Anatomy declares man to be structural. Physiology continues this explanation, measuring human strength by bones and sinews, and human life by material law. Man is spiritual, individual, and eternal; material structure is mortal.
    Phrenology makes man knavish or honest according to the development of the cranium; but anatomy, physiology, phrenology, do not define the image of God, the real immortal man.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 360:22-27


    (Choose ye today)
    Hear the wisdom of Job, as given in the excellent translation of the late Rev. George R. Noyes, D.D.:-


Shall mortal man be more just than God?
Shall man be more pure than his Maker?
Behold, He putteth no trust in His ministering spirits,
And His angels He chargeth with frailty.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 557:22


    (The curse removed)
    Popular theology takes up the history of man as if he began materially right, but immediately fell into mental sin; whereas revealed religion proclaims the Science of Mind and its formations as being in accordance with the first chapter of the Old Testament, when God, Mind, spake and it was done.


Section 6


Genesis 1:26,27

    26 #And God said, Let us make man
in our image, after our likeness: and
let them have dominion over the fish
of the sea, and over the fowl of the
air, and over the cattle, and over
all the earth, and over every
creeping thing that creepeth upon the
earth.

    27 So God created man in his own
image, in the image of God created he
him; male and female created he them.

***
Psalm 100:3

    3 Know ye that the Lord he is God:
it is he that hath made us, and not we
ourselves; we are his people, and the
sheep of his pasture.

***
Acts 17:28

    28 For in him we live, and move,
and have our being; as certain also
of your own poets have said, For we
are also his offspring.

***
Matthew 23:1-3,9

    1 Then spake Jesus to the
multitude, and to his disciples,

    2 Saying, The scribes and the
Pharisees sit in Moses' seat:

    3 All therefore whatsoever they bid
you observe, that observe and do; but
do not ye after their works: for they
say, and do not.

    9 And call no man your father upon
the earth: for one is your Father,
which is in heaven.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 31:4-6,10


    (Fleshly ties temporal)
    Jesus acknowledged no ties of the flesh. He said: "Call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven."
    He recognized Spirit, God, as the only creator, and therefore as the Father of all.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 545:11-15


    (Mental tillage)
    The notion of a material universe is utterly opposed to the theory of man as evolved from Mind. Such fundamental errors send falsity into all human doctrines and conclusions, and do not accord infinity to Deity.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 547:15-6

    (Embryonic evolution)
    In its history of mortality, Darwin's theory of evolution from a material basis is more consistent than most theories. Briefly, this is Darwin's theory, - that Mind produces its opposite, matter, and endues matter with power to recreate the universe, including man. Material evolution implies that the great First Cause must become material, and afterwards must either return to Mind or go down into dust and nothingness.
    (True theory of the universe)
    The Scriptures are very sacred. Our aim must be to have them understood spiritually, for only by this understanding can truth be gained. The true theory of the universe, including man, is not in material history but in spiritual development. Inspired thought relinquishes a material, sensual, and mortal theory of the universe, and adopts the spiritual and immortal.
    (Scriptural perception)
    It is this spiritual perception of Scripture, which lifts humanity out of disease and death and inspires faith. "The Spirit and the bride say, Come! . . . and whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely." Christian Science separates error from truth, and breathes through the sacred pages the spiritual sense of life, substance, and intelligence. In this Science, we discover man in the image and likeness of God.

Subheadings in this lesson

25 1 - The one real power
25 1 - Mind the only cause
25 1 - Vapor and nothingness
25 1 - Allness of Truth
25 1 - Impossible coalescence
25 2 - Useful knowledge
25 2 - Old and new man
25 2 - Confusion confounded
25 2 - Biblical foundations
25 2 - Rejected theories
25 2 - Pertinent proposal
25 3 - -27- True idea of man
25 3 - One cause supreme
25 3 - Mind's true camera
25 3 - Spiritual proofs of existence
25 3 - Genera classified
25 3 - The infinitude of God
25 3 - Dangerous resemblances
25 4 - Godward gravitation
25 4 - Goodness a portion of God
25 4 - Mortals unlike immortals
25 4 - Scientific finalities
25 4 - Man's present possibilities
25 5 - Interior meaning
25 5 - Godless evolution
25 5 - Man not structural
25 5 - Choose ye today
25 5 - The curse removed
25 6 - Fleshly ties temporal
25 6 - Mental tillage
25 6 - Embryonic evolution
25 6 - True theory of the universe
25 6 - Scriptural perception


June 25,1899

Subject: 26

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE.

3ooo



-- Golden Text --

Psalm 107:15,20

    15 Oh that men would praise the
Lord for his goodness, and for his
wonderful works to the children of
men!

    20 He sent his word, and healed
them, and delivered them from their
destructions.


Responsive Reading


Psalm 91

PSALM 91

    1 He that dwelleth in the secret
place of the most High shall abide
under the shadow of the Almighty.

    2 I will say of the Lord, He is my
refuge and my fortress: my God; in him
will I trust.

    3 Surely he shall deliver thee from
the snare of the fowler, and from the
noisome pestilence.

    4 He shall cover thee with his
feathers, and under his wings shalt
thou trust: his truth shall be thy
shield and buckler.

    5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the
terror by night; nor for the arrow
that flieth by day;

    6 Nor for the pestilence that
walketh in darkness; nor for the
destruction that wasteth at noonday.

    7 A thousand shall fall at thy
side, and ten thousand at thy right
hand; but it shall not come nigh
thee.

    8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou
behold and see the reward of the
wicked.

    9 Because thou hast made the Lord,
which is my refuge, even the most
High, thy habitation;

    10 There shall no evil befall thee,
neither shall any plague come nigh
thy dwelling.

    11 For he shall give his angels
charge over thee, to keep thee in all
thy ways.

    12 They shall bear thee up in their
hands, lest thou dash thy foot
against a stone.

    13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion
and adder: the young lion and the
dragon shalt thou trample under feet.


    14 Because he hath set his love
upon me, therefore will I deliver
him: I will set him on high, because
he hath known my name.

    15 He shall call upon me, and I
will answer him: I will be with him
in trouble; I will deliver him, and
honour him.

    16 With long life will I satisfy
him, and shew him my salvation.


Section 1


Psalm 19:7,8

    7 The law of the Lord is perfect,
converting the soul: the testimony of
the Lord is sure, making wise the
simple.

    8 The statutes of the Lord are
right, rejoicing the heart: the
commandment of the Lord is pure,
enlightening the eyes.

***
II Timothy 3:16,17

    16 All scripture is given by
inspiration of God, and is profitable
for doctrine, for reproof, for
correction, for instruction in
righteousness:

    17 That the man of God may be
perfect, throughly furnished unto all
good works.

***
Romans 15:4

    4 For whatsoever things were
written aforetime were written for
our learning, that we through
patience and comfort of the
scriptures might have hope.

***
I Thessalonians 2:13

    13 For this cause also thank we God
without ceasing, because, when ye
received the word of God which ye
heard of us, ye received it not as
the word of men, but as it is in
truth, the word of God, which
effectually worketh also in you that
believe.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 358:9


    (Scientific and Biblical facts)
    Christian Science, understood, coincides with the Scriptures, and sustains logically and demonstratively every point it presents. Otherwise it would not be Science, and could not present its proofs. Christian Science is neither made up of contradictory aphorisms nor of the inventions of those who scoff at God. It presents the calm and clear verdict of Truth against error, uttered and illustrated by the prophets, by Jesus, by his apostles, as is recorded throughout the Scriptures.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 547:31-5


    (Scriptural perception)
    It is this spiritual perception of Scripture, which lifts humanity out of disease and death and inspires faith. "The Spirit and the bride say, Come! . . . and whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely." Christian Science separates error from truth, and breathes through the sacred pages the spiritual sense of life, substance, and intelligence.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 546:18

    (No truth from a material basis)
    Genesis and the Apocalypse seem more obscure than other portions of the Scripture, because they cannot possibly be interpreted from a material standpoint. To the author, they are transparent, for they contain the deep divinity of the Bible.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 110:13


    (Scriptural foundations)
    In following these leadings of scientific revelation, the Bible was my only textbook. The Scriptures were illumined; reason and revelation were reconciled, and afterwards the truth of Christian Science was demonstrated. No human pen nor tongue taught me the Science contained in this book, SCIENCE AND HEALTH; and neither tongue nor pen can overthrow it. This book may be distorted by shallow criticism or by careless or malicious students, and its ideas may be temporarily abused and misrepresented; but the Science and truth therein will forever remain to be discerned and demonstrated.


Section 2


Haggai 2:6,7,9

    6 For thus saith the Lord of hosts;
Yet once, it is a little while, and I
will shake the heavens, and the
earth, and the sea, and the dry land;


    7 And I will shake all nations, and
the desire of all nations shall come:
and I will fill this house with
glory, saith the Lord of hosts.

    9 The glory of this latter house
shall be greater than of the former,
saith the Lord of hosts: and in this
place will I give peace, saith the
Lord of hosts.

***
I Peter 1:10-12

    10 Of which salvation the prophets
have inquired and searched diligently,
who prophesied of the grace that
should come unto you:

    11 Searching what, or what manner
of time the Spirit of Christ which
was in them did signify, when it
testified beforehand the sufferings
of Christ, and the glory that should
follow.

    12 Unto whom it was revealed, that
not unto themselves, but unto us they
did minister the things, which are
now reported unto you by them that
have preached the gospel unto you
with the Holy Ghost sent down from
heaven; which things the angels
desire to look into.

***
Acts 3:24,25

    24 Yea, and all the prophets from
Samuel and those that follow after,
as many as have spoken, have likewise
foretold of these days.

    25 Ye are the children of the
prophets, and of the covenant which
God made with our fathers, saying
unto Abraham, And in thy seed shall
all the kindreds of the earth be
blessed.

***
II Peter 1:19

    19 We have also a more sure word of
prophecy; whereunto ye do well that
ye take heed, as unto a light that
shineth in a dark place, until the
day dawn, and the day star arise in
your hearts:

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 135:21


    (The unity of Science and Christianity)
    It has been said, and truly, that Christianity must be Science, and Science must be Christianity, else one or the other is false and useless; but neither is unimportant or untrue, and they are alike in demonstration. This proves the one to be identical with the other. Christianity as Jesus taught it was not a creed, nor a system of ceremonies, nor a special gift from a ritualistic Jehovah; but it was the demonstration of divine Love casting out error and healing the sick, not merely in the name of Christ, or Truth, but in demonstration of Truth, as must be the case in the cycles of divine light.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 41:14


    (Healing early lost)
    The proofs of Truth, Life, and Love, which Jesus gave by casting out error and healing the sick, completed his earthly mission; but in the Christian Church this demonstration of healing was early lost, about three centuries after the crucifixion. No ancient school of philosophy, materia medica, or scholastic theology ever taught or demonstrated the divine healing of absolute Science.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 131:13-18


    (Churchly neglect)
    Must Christian Science come through the Christian churches as some persons insist? This Science has come already, after the manner of God's appointing, but the churches seem not ready to receive it, according to the Scriptural saying, "He came unto his own, and his own received him not."

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 149:31-17

    (Tests in our day)
    To-day there is hardly a city, village, or hamlet, in which are not to be found living witnesses and monuments to the virtue and power of Truth, as applied through this Christian system of healing disease.
    (The main purpose)
    To-day the healing power of Truth is widely demonstrated as an immanent, eternal Science, instead of a phenomenal exhibition. Its appearing is the coming anew of the gospel of "on earth peace, good-will toward men." This coming, as was promised by the Master, is for its establishment as a permanent dispensation among men; but the mission of Christian Science now, as in the time of its earlier demonstration, is not primarily one of physical healing. Now, as then, signs and wonders are wrought in the metaphysical healing of physical disease; but these signs are only to demonstrate its divine origin, - to attest the reality of the higher mission of the Christ-power to take away the sins of the world.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 556:13-16


    (The Christian's privilege)
    Christian Science may absorb the attention of sage and philosopher, but the Christian alone can fathom it. It is made known most fully to him who understands best the divine Life.


Section 3


Deuteronomy 32:1-4

    1 Give ear, O ye heavens, and I
will speak; and hear, O earth, the
words of my mouth.

    2 My doctrine shall drop as the
rain, my speech shall distil as the
dew, as the small rain upon the
tender herb, and as the showers upon
the grass:

    3 Because I will publish the name
of the Lord: ascribe ye greatness
unto our God.

    4 He is the Rock, his work is
perfect: for all his ways are
judgment: a God of truth and without
iniquity, just and right is he.

***
Psalm 18:31,32

    31 For who is God save the Lord? or
who is a rock save our God?

    32 It is God that girdeth me with
strength, and maketh my way perfect.
Psalm 119:160

    160 Thy word is true from the
beginning: and every one of thy
righteous judgments endureth for
ever.

***
Isaiah 45:21,22

    21 Tell ye, and bring them near;
yea, let them take counsel together:
who hath declared this from ancient
time? who hath told it from that
time? have not I the Lord? and there
is no God else beside me; a just God
and a Saviour; there is none beside
me.

    22 Look unto me, and be ye saved,
all the ends of the earth: for I am
God, and there is none else.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 503:12-15


    (Spiritual harmony)
    Divine Science, the Word of God, saith to the darkness upon the face of error, "God is All-in-all," and the light of ever-present Love illumines the universe.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 466:23

(04) Question: What are spirits and souls?
ADAM = Evil.
Topic: Truth


    (Mankind redeemed)
    Heathen mythology and Jewish theology have perpetuated the fallacy that intelligence, soul, and life can be in matter; and idolatry and ritualism are the outcome of all man-made beliefs. The Science of Christianity comes with fan in hand to separate the chaff from the wheat. Science will declare God aright, and Christianity will demonstrate this declaration and its divine Principle, making mankind better physically, morally, and spiritually.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 183:29


    (Belief and understanding)
    If Christian Science dishonors human belief, it honors spiritual understanding; and the one Mind only is entitled to honor.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 130:26


    (All evil unnatural)
    If thought is startled at the strong claim of Science for the supremacy of God, or Truth, and doubts the supremacy of good, ought we not, contrariwise, to be astounded at the vigorous claims of evil and doubt them, and no longer think it natural to love sin and unnatural to forsake it, - no longer imagine evil to be ever-present and good absent? Truth should not seem so surprising and unnatural as error, and error should not seem so real as truth. Sickness should not seem so real as health. There is no error in Science, and our lives must be governed by reality in order to be in harmony with God, the divine Principle of all being.


Section 4


Isaiah 43:10-12

    10 Ye are my witnesses, saith the
Lord, and my servant whom I have
chosen; that ye may know and believe
me, and understand that I am he:
before me there was no God formed,
neither shall there be after me.

    11 I, even I, am the Lord; and
beside me there is no saviour.

    12 I have declared, and have saved,
and I have shewed, when there was no
strange god among you: therefore ye
are my witnesses, saith the Lord,
that I am God.

***
Jeremiah 16:19,20

    19 O Lord, my strength, and my
fortress, and my refuge in the day of
affliction, the Gentiles shall come
unto thee from the ends of the earth,
and shall say, Surely our fathers
have inherited lies, vanity, and
things wherein there is no profit.

    20 Shall a man make gods unto
himself, and they are no gods?

***
Galatians 4:3,8,9

    3 Even so we, when we were
children, were in bondage under the
elements of the world:

    8 Howbeit then, when ye knew not
God, ye did service unto them which
by nature are no gods.

    9 But now, after that ye have known
God, or rather are known of God, how
turn ye again to the weak and
beggarly elements, whereunto ye
desire again to be in bondage?

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 173:30


    (Man not structural)
    The idols of civilization are far more fatal to health and longevity than are the idols of barbarism. The idols of civilization call into action less faith than Buddhism in a supreme governing intelligence. The Esquimaux restore health by incantations as consciously as do civilized practitioners by their more studied methods.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 146:5


    (How healing was lost)
    The first idolatry was faith in matter. The schools have rendered faith in drugs the fashion, rather than faith in Deity. By trusting matter to destroy its own discord, health and harmony have been sacrificed. Such systems are barren of the vitality of spiritual power, by which material sense is made the servant of Science and religion becomes Christlike.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 454:11


    (Impotence of hate) That evil or matter has neither intelligence nor power, is the doctrine of absolute Christian Science, and this is the great truth which strips all disguise from error.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 108:19-10


    (Light shining in darkness)
    When apparently near the confines of mortal existence, standing already within the shadow of the death-valley, I learned these truths in divine Science: that all real being is in God, the divine Mind, and that Life, Truth, and Love are all-powerful and ever-present; that the opposite of Truth, - called error, sin, sickness, disease, death, - is the false testimony of false material sense, of mind in matter; that this false sense evolves, in belief, a subjective state of mortal mind which this same so-called mind names matter, thereby shutting out the true sense of Spirit.
    (New lines of thought)
    My discovery, that erring, mortal, misnamed mind produces all the organism and action of the mortal body, set my thoughts to work in new channels, and led up to my demonstration of the proposition that Mind is All and matter is naught as the leading factor in Mind-science.
    (Scientific evidence)
    Christian Science reveals incontrovertibly that Mind is All-in-all, that the only realities are the divine Mind and idea. This great fact is not, however, seen to be supported by sensible evidence, until its divine Principle is demonstrated by healing the sick and thus proved absolute and divine. This proof once seen, no other conclusion can be reached.


Section 5


Jeremiah 17:14,15

    14 Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be
healed; save me, and I shall be saved:
for thou art my praise.

    15 #Behold, they say unto me, where
is the word of the Lord? let it come
now.

***
Psalm 107:15,20

    15 Oh that men would praise the
Lord for his goodness, and for his
wonderful works to the children of
men!

    20 He sent his word, and healed
them, and delivered them from their
destructions.

***
Jeremiah 30:11-13,17,22

    11 For I am with thee, saith the
Lord, to save thee: though I make a
full end of all nations whither I
have scattered thee, yet will I not
make a full end of thee: but I will
correct thee in measure, and will not
leave thee altogether unpunished.

    12 For thus saith the Lord, Thy
bruise is incurable, and thy wound is
grievous.

    13 There is none to plead thy
cause, that thou mayest be bound up:
thou hast no healing medicines.

    17 For I will restore health unto
thee, and I will heal thee of thy
wounds, saith the Lord; because they
called thee an Outcast, saying, This
is Zion, whom no man seeketh after.

    22 And ye shall be my people, and I
will be your God.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 406:6-16


    (The leaves of healing)
    Sin will submit to Christian Science when, in place of modes and forms, the power of God is understood and demonstrated in the healing of mortals, both mind and body. "Perfect Love casteth out fear."
    (Sickness will abate)
    The Science of being unveils the errors of sense, and spiritual perception, aided by Science, reaches Truth. Then error disappears. Sin and sickness will abate and seem less real as we approach the scientific period, in which mortal sense is subdued and all that is unlike the true likeness disappears.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 482:26

(17) Question: Is it important to understand these explanations in order to heal the sick?
ADAM = Unreality as opposed to the great reality of spiritual existence and creation.
Topic: Probation after Death


    (Sickness erroneous)
    Sickness is part of the error which Truth casts out. Error will not expel error. Christian Science is the law of Truth, which heals the sick on the basis of the one Mind or God. It can heal in no other way, since the human, mortal mind so-called is not a healer, but causes the belief in disease.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 185:32-10


    (False stimulus)
    A patient under the influence of mortal mind is healed only by removing the influence on him of this mind, by emptying his thought of the false stimulus and reaction of will-power and filling it with the divine energies of Truth.
    Christian Science destroys material beliefs through the understanding of Spirit, and the thoroughness of this work determines health. Erring human mind-forces can work only evil under whatever name or pretence they are employed; for Spirit and matter, good and evil, light and darkness, cannot mingle.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 135:12-15


    (Fear and sickness identical) This is "the beauty of holiness," that when Truth heals the sick, it casts out evils, and when Truth casts out the evil called disease, it heals the sick.


Section 6


Ezekiel 36:27,29

    27 And I will put my spirit within
you, and cause you to walk in my
statutes, and ye shall keep my
judgments, and do them.

    29 I will also save you from all
your uncleannesses: and I will call
for the corn, and will increase it,
and lay no famine upon you.

***
Isaiah 63:16

    16 Doubtless thou art our father,
though Abraham be ignorant of us, and
Israel acknowledge us not: thou, O
Lord, art our father, our redeemer;
thy name is from everlasting.

***
John 1:12,13

    12 But as many as received him, to
them gave he power to become the sons
of God, even to them that believe on
his name:

    13 Which were born, not of blood,
nor of the will of the flesh, nor of
the will of man, but of God.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 269:9-11


    (Divine metaphysics)
    Human philosophy has made God manlike. Christian Science makes man Godlike. The first is error; the latter is truth.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 52:19-23


    (Saviour's prediction)
    The "man of sorrows" best understood the nothingness of material life and intelligence and the mighty actuality of all-inclusive God, good. These were the two cardinal points of Mind-healing, or Christian Science, which armed him with Love.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 288:20-28


    (The chief stones in the temple)
    The chief stones in the temple of Christian Science are to be found in the following postulates: that Life is God, good, and not evil; that Soul is sinless, not to be found in the body; that Spirit is not, and cannot be, materialized; that Life is not subject to death; that the spiritual real man has no birth, no material life, and no death.
    (The Christ-element)
    Science reveals the glorious possibilities of immortal man, forever unlimited by the mortal senses.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 573:29


    (Nearness of Deity) Take heart, dear sufferer, for this reality of being will surely appear sometime and in some way. There will be no more pain, and all tears will be wiped away. When you read this, remember Jesus' words, "The kingdom of God is within you." This spiritual consciousness is therefore a present possibility.

Subheadings in this lesson

26 1 - Scientific and Biblical facts
26 1 - Scriptural perception
26 1 - No truth from a material basis
26 1 - Scriptural foundations
26 2 - The unity of Science and Christianity
26 2 - Healing early lost
26 2 - Churchly neglect
26 2 - Tests in our day
26 2 - The main purpose
26 2 - The Christian's privilege
26 3 - Spiritual harmony
26 3 - Mankind redeemed
26 3 - Belief and understanding
26 3 - All evil unnatural
26 4 - Man not structural
26 4 - How healing was lost
26 4 - Impotence of hate
26 4 - Light shining in darkness
26 4 - New lines of thought
26 4 - Scientific evidence
26 5 - The leaves of healing
26 5 - Sickness will abate
26 5 - Sickness erroneous
26 5 - False stimulus
26 5 - Fear and sickness identical
26 6 - Divine metaphysics
26 6 - Saviour's prediction
26 6 - The chief stones in the temple
26 6 - The Christ-element
26 6 - Nearness of Deity

List of all subheadings



01 1 - Anthropomorphism
01 1 - Priestly learning
01 1 - Finite views of Deity
01 1 - Scientific man
01 1 - -25- Man reflects the perfect God
01 1 - Infinite physique impossible
01 2 - -1- The deific supremacy
01 2 - The things of God are beautiful
01 2 - Material recognition impossible
01 2 - Our physical insensibility to Spirit
01 2 - No miracles in Mind-methods
01 2 - The fruit forbidden
01 3 - Truth's witness
01 3 - Spiritual translation
01 3 - Divine synonyms
01 3 - The divine completeness
01 3 - Key to the kingdom
01 3 - Our physical insensibility to Spirit
01 3 - Our belief and understanding
01 4 - -2- The deific definitions
01 4 - -5- Allness of Spirit
01 4 - Tritheism impossible
01 4 - No divine corporeality
01 4 - -6- The universal cause
01 4 - -20- The one divine Mind
01 4 - -21- The divine Ego
01 4 - -22- The real manhood
01 5 - -6- The universal cause
01 5 - Limitless Mind
01 5 - Mind's true camera
01 5 - Ever-appearing creation
01 5 - Growth is from Mind
01 5 - Impossible coalescence
01 6 - Fleshly ties temporal
01 6 - Ideal man and woman
01 6 - Definitions of man
01 6 - No baneful creation
01 6 - No material creation
02 1 - Homer and Moses
02 1 - -13- The divine Principle and idea
02 1 - Truth's volume
02 2 - Judaism antipathetic
02 2 - -15- The Son's duality
02 2 - -16- Eternity of the Christ
02 3 - Spiritual refreshment
02 3 - Jesus' sad repast
02 3 - Heavenly supplies
02 3 - True flesh and blood
02 3 - The last breakfast
02 3 - Spiritual Eucharist
02 4 - Salvation is through reform
02 4 - Healing primary
02 5 - Searching the heart
02 5 - Summit of aspiration
02 5 - Watchfulness requisite
02 5 - Moral victory
02 6 - Spirit transforms
02 6 - Love the incentive
02 6 - Individual experience
02 6 - Incisive questions
02 6 - Millennial glory
03 1 - Eternity of Life
03 1 - The Christ-element
03 1 - A mortal not man
03 2 - Creation perfect
03 2 - Stages of existence
03 2 - Emergence of mortals
03 2 - Death but an illusion
03 2 - Spiritual offspring
03 2 - Individual permanency
03 3 - A belief suicidal
03 3 - Suicide and sin
03 3 - Raising the dead
03 3 - A belief in death
03 4 - Health from reliance on spirituality
03 4 - Halfway success
03 4 - Spiritual structure
03 4 - Exercise of Mind faculties
03 4 - Standpoints changed
03 4 - -26- Purity the path to perfection
03 4 - Life eternal and present
03 5 - Living temple
03 5 - Jesus' sinless career
03 5 - Effective triumph
03 5 - Life-power indestructible
03 5 - Deformity and perfection
03 6 - - Tenets -
03 6 - Renewed selfhood
03 6 - Illusive dreams
03 6 - Practical arguments
03 6 - Careful guidance
03 6 - Condition of progress
04 1 - Opposite symbols
04 1 - Optical illustration of Science
04 1 - Wrong and right way
04 1 - The senses of Soul
04 2 - Annihilation of error
04 2 - Two claims omitted
04 2 - The divine completeness
04 2 - Followers of Jesus
04 2 - Christian Science as old as God
04 2 - Belief and understanding
04 3 - Opponents benefited
04 3 - Antagonistic theories
04 3 - Definition of mortal mind
04 3 - Mind not mortal
04 3 - Jesus and hypnotism
04 3 - False stimulus
04 4 - Christ the ideal Truth
04 4 - The one real power
04 4 - Sickness from mortal mind
04 4 - Paradise regained
04 5 - -7- Divine trinity
04 5 - -10- Holy Ghost or Comforter
04 5 - Sectarianism and opposition
04 5 - Heralds of Science
04 6 - Mental emancipation
04 6 - Cramping systems
04 6 - House of bondage
04 6 - No physical science
05 1 - -2- The deific definitions
05 1 - Scriptures misinterpreted
05 1 - No material law
05 1 - Redemption from selfishness
05 1 - Light and darkness
05 1 - God's standard
05 2 - Definition of man
05 2 - Christ the ideal Truth
05 2 - Inverted images
05 2 - Reflected likeness
05 3 - Immaculate conception
05 3 - The Christ-mission
05 3 - Proof in practice
05 3 - Healthful theology
05 3 - Conditions of criticism
05 3 - The Christian's privilege
05 4 - Jesus not God
05 4 - Immortal achieval
05 4 - Death outdone
05 4 - The author's experiments in medicine
05 4 - Health from reliance on spirituality
05 4 - Spiritual tangibility
05 4 - Speedy healing
05 5 - -22- The real manhood
05 5 - Reduction to system
05 5 - Perusal and practice
05 5 - Practical religion
06 1 - -17- Infinite Spirit
06 1 - Derivatives of spirit
06 2 - Beatific presence
06 2 - Harmonious functions
06 2 - Immortal birthright
06 2 - Omnipotence set forth
06 3 - Truth's witness
06 3 - Sickness as discord
06 3 - Treasure in heaven
06 4 - Faith higher than belief
06 4 - Doctrines and faith
06 4 - Substance is Spirit
06 5 - Spiritual tangibility
06 5 - Corporeal changes
06 5 - False stimulus
06 5 - Spiritualized consciousness
06 5 - Science versus sense
06 5 - No real disease
06 6 - Substance spiritual
06 6 - Fruitless worship
06 6 - Spiritual reflection
06 6 - Spiritual synonyms
06 7 - The royally divine gates
07 1 - -19- Soul and Spirit one
07 1 - Philosophical blunders
07 1 - Sensationless body
07 1 - -24- God the parent Mind
07 1 - Divinity not childless
07 2 - -1- The deific supremacy
07 2 - Infinity's reflection
07 2 - Soul imperishable
07 2 - Personal confidence
07 2 - The cup of Jesus
07 2 - Effective triumph
07 3 - Material pleasures
07 3 - The fruit forbidden
07 3 - Sense and pure Soul
07 3 - Soul defined
07 3 - Five senses deceptive
07 3 - Adam and the senses
07 3 - The senses of Soul
07 4 - Mortal mind dethroned
07 4 - Soul and sense
07 4 - Inverted images and ideas
07 4 - Judgment on error
07 5 - Spiritual concord
07 5 - Divine providence
07 5 - Will-power unrighteous
07 6 - Christian Science discovered
07 6 - Mission of Christian Science
07 6 - Jesus not understood
07 6 - Principle and practice
07 6 - Jesus' disregard of matter
08 1 - -2- The deific definitions
08 1 - -6- The universal cause
08 1 - -20- The one divine Mind
08 1 - True sense of infinitude
08 1 - Scientific foreknowing
08 2 - God and His image
08 2 - Knowledge of good and evil
08 2 - Limitless Mind
08 2 - Inexhaustible divine Love
08 2 - Ignorant idolatry
08 2 - Illusions not ideas
08 2 - The Mind unbounded
08 3 - Biological inventions
08 3 - Eternity of Life
08 3 - Figures of being
08 3 - Source of all life and action
08 3 - Spiritual structure
08 3 - A mortal not man
08 4 - Divine propagation
08 4 - Multiplication of pure ideas
08 4 - -18- The only substance
08 4 - Creation perfect
08 4 - No material creation
08 5 - Certain contradictions
08 5 - God and nature
08 5 - Antagonistic questions
08 5 - No physical science
09 1 - Effective triumph
09 1 - Christ's demonstration
09 1 - Sonship of Jesus
09 1 - -11- Christ Jesus
09 2 - -13- The divine Principle and idea
09 2 - -14- Spiritual oneness
09 2 - Material pleasures
09 3 - Abiding in Life
09 3 - Scientific translations
09 3 - Divine fulfilment
09 3 - Mind destroys all ills
09 3 - Inexhaustible divine Love
09 4 - Essential element of Christianity
09 4 - Sickness from mortal mind
09 4 - The last breakfast
09 4 - The main purpose
09 5 - God's man discerned
09 5 - The divine image not lost
09 5 - Loving God supremely
09 5 - Moral courage
09 5 - Injustice to the Saviour
10 1 - Fleshly factors unreal
10 1 - Definitions of man
10 1 - No baneful creation
10 1 - Definition of man
10 1 - Spiritual origin
10 2 - Erroneous conception
10 2 - Harmonious functions
10 2 - Immortal birthright
10 2 - -27- True idea of man
10 2 - Personal identity
10 3 - Mortal birth and death
10 3 - Instruments of error
10 3 - Mortal verdict
10 3 - Inverted images and ideas
10 3 - Dwelling in dreamland
10 4 - Strong position
10 4 - Scientific purgation
10 4 - Old and new man
10 4 - The shrine celestial
10 5 - Sonship of Jesus
10 5 - The kingdom within
10 5 - Death outdone
10 6 - The uses of truth
10 6 - Divine study
10 6 - Spiritual proofs of existence
10 6 - Superiority to sickness and sin
11 1 - Spiritual synonyms
11 1 - Substance spiritual
11 1 - -18- The only substance
11 2 - Matter is not substance
11 2 - The divine reflection
11 2 - Inverted images and ideas
11 2 - Definition of man
11 3 - Bruising sin's head
11 3 - Injustice to the Saviour
11 3 - Travail and joy
11 3 - The conflict with purity
11 4 - Faith higher than belief
11 4 - Substance is Spirit
11 4 - Imitation of Jesus
11 4 - Spiritual translation
11 5 - Sure reward of righteousness
11 5 - Will-power unrighteous
11 5 - Within the veil
11 5 - Divided vestments
11 6 - Spiritual reflection
11 6 - Christian warfare
11 6 - Soul impeccable
11 6 - The Christ-element
11 6 - Mortal nothingness
12 1 - Soul greater than body
12 1 - Divine allness
12 1 - Unscientific theories
12 1 - Like evolving like
12 1 - Material error
12 2 - Creation perfect
12 2 - Divine origination
12 2 - Raising the dead
12 2 - Idolatrous illusions
12 2 - God-given dominion
12 3 - - Physiology -
12 3 - Man not structural
12 3 - Material beliefs
12 3 - Mind over matter
12 3 - Affirmation and result
12 4 - Veritable success
12 4 - Confusion confounded
12 4 - Persistence of species
12 4 - Seeming and being
12 4 - Mortal nothingness
12 5 - -11- Christ Jesus
12 5 - -15- The Son's duality
12 5 - -22- The real manhood
12 6 - Salvation is through reform
12 6 - Present salvation
13 1 - Material error
13 1 - Ideas and identities
13 1 - -27- True idea of man
13 1 - Divine metaphysics
13 1 - Spiritual proofs of existence
13 1 - -20- The one divine Mind
13 2 - -12- Messiah or Christ
13 2 - -9- The Son of God
13 2 - The Christ-mission
13 2 - Sublime summary
13 2 - New era in Jesus
13 2 - Loving God supremely
13 3 - Spiritual existence the one fact
13 3 - Mind one and all
13 3 - Abiding in Life
13 3 - Indestructible being
13 3 - Self-completeness
13 3 - Illusive dreams
13 4 - Faith higher than belief
13 4 - Man inseparable from Love
13 4 - Mercy without partiality
13 4 - Practical religion
13 4 - -Platform summation-
13 5 - Revelation's pure zenith
13 5 - The shrine celestial
13 5 - The city of our God
13 5 - Nearness of Deity
14 1 - Mist, or false claim
14 1 - Distinct documents
14 1 - Jehovah or Elohim
14 1 - The two records
14 1 - Erroneous representation
14 1 - Hypothetical reversal
14 2 - Life never structural
14 2 - Biological inventions
14 2 - Soul not confined in body
14 2 - Old and new man
14 2 - Source of all life and action
14 2 - Spiritual structure
14 2 - Deep-reaching interrogations
14 2 - Stages of existence
14 3 - Material recognition impossible
14 3 - Our physical insensibility to Spirit
14 3 - Material body never God's idea
14 3 - Mind destroys all ills
14 3 - Music, rhythm of head and heart
14 4 - Material knowledge illusive
14 4 - Mixed testimony
14 5 - Self-constituted law
14 5 - Certain contradictions
14 5 - Science versus sense
14 5 - Spiritual law the only law
14 6 - Useful knowledge
14 6 - Physical science a blind belief
14 6 - A lack of originality
14 6 - No physical science
14 6 - The divine completeness
14 6 - Spiritual translation
15 1 - Deformity and perfection
15 1 - Strong position
15 1 - No union of opposites
15 1 - God never inconsistent
15 2 - Sickness from mortal mind
15 2 - Requisite change of our ideals
15 2 - Causation considered
15 2 - God-given dominion
15 2 - Wrong and right way
15 2 - Christian warfare
15 3 - - Tenets -
15 3 - Scientific consistency
15 3 - Practical arguments
15 3 - Fear and sickness identical
15 3 - -30- Divine pardon
15 3 - Paean of jubilee
15 4 - God the Principle of all
15 4 - Sickness akin to sin
15 4 - Immaterial pleasure
15 4 - Divine victory
15 4 - Angelic offices
15 5 - Sickness will abate
15 5 - Christ's mission
15 5 - Light and darkness
15 6 - Scientific evidence
15 6 - Essential element of Christianity
15 6 - God's allness learned
15 6 - Man's present possibilities
15 6 - Nearness of Deity
16 1 - Divine oneness
16 1 - Human reconciliation
16 1 - Victory over the grave
16 1 - The stone rolled away
16 2 - Priestly learning
16 2 - Salvation is through reform
16 2 - -32- Basis of health and immortality
16 2 - Universal brotherhood
16 3 - Efficacious repentance
16 3 - Moral victory
16 3 - Moral retrogression
16 3 - Wait for reward
16 3 - Effective triumph
16 3 - Example for our salvation
16 4 - Final purpose
16 4 - Justice and substitution
16 4 - Perfect example
16 4 - Suffering inevitable
16 4 - Martyrs inevitable
16 4 - Radical changes
16 5 - Sin and penalty
16 5 - Christ's demonstration
16 5 - Proof in practice
17 1 - Eternity of Life
17 1 - Divine fulfilment
17 1 - Spiritual structure
17 1 - Salvation is through reform
17 2 - Infinity's reflection
17 2 - Birth and death unreal
17 2 - The human counterfeit
17 2 - Real Life is God
17 2 - Spiritual offspring
17 3 - Identity not lost
17 3 - Death and the body
17 3 - Christian standard
17 3 - Life not contingent on matter
17 3 - Mortality vanquished
17 4 - Death no benefactor
17 4 - A belief in death
17 4 - Raising the dead
17 4 - A belief suicidal
17 4 - Death but an illusion
17 5 - Scientific finalities
17 5 - Sin is punished
17 5 - Salvation and probation
17 5 - Day of judgment
17 6 - Death no advantage
17 6 - Future purification
17 6 - Mental propagation
18 1 - Mind the only cause
18 1 - Two infinite creators absurd
18 1 - First evil suggestion
18 1 - Asking amiss
18 1 - Final purpose
18 2 - Discontent with life
18 2 - Sin destroyed through suffering
18 2 - Scientific purgation
18 2 - Failure's lessons
18 2 - A bright outlook
18 3 - Sorrow and reformation
18 3 - Progress demanded
18 3 - Saving the inebriate
18 3 - Sin to be overcome
18 4 - Conversion of Saul
18 4 - Justice and substitution
18 4 - Appetites to be abandoned
18 5 - Cancellation of human sin
18 5 - -30- Divine pardon
18 5 - - Tenets -
18 5 - Man's genuine being
18 5 - Christian standard
18 6 - Sin and penalty
18 6 - Future purification
18 6 - Sin is punished
18 6 - Justice and recompense
18 6 - Justice and substitution
18 6 - -Platform summation-
19 1 - -29- Adam not ideal man
19 1 - Thought-forms
19 1 - The serpent's whisper
19 1 - Biological inventions
19 1 - Progeny cursed
19 1 - Spiritual origin
19 2 - Mythical serpent
19 2 - Contradicting first creation
19 2 - Fear comes of error
19 2 - The beguiling first lie
19 2 - Universal panacea
19 2 - False womanhood
19 3 - Contradictions not found
19 3 - God's idea the ideal man
19 3 - Opposing testimony
19 3 - The man of anatomy and of theology
19 3 - Mythical pleasure
19 4 - Mortality mythical
19 4 - Scientific offspring
19 4 - Our belief and understanding
19 5 - Infinity's reflection
19 5 - Individual permanency
19 5 - Spiritual baptism
19 5 - The infinitude of God
19 5 - Waymarks to eternal Truth
20 1 - The infinite one Spirit
20 1 - Our conscious development
20 1 - Mendacity of error
20 1 - No new creation
20 1 - Human frailty
20 2 - Spiritual and material
20 2 - Divine origination
20 2 - Mind the only cause
20 2 - Human egotism
20 2 - Mortal man a mis-creator
20 2 - Only one standard
20 2 - A type of falsehood
20 3 - Vicarious suffering
20 3 - The human counterfeit
20 3 - Progress demanded
20 4 - Moral retrogression
20 4 - Eternal man recognized
20 4 - True attainment
20 4 - Uses of suffering
20 4 - Sickness as discord
20 5 - Immortal man
20 5 - Spiritual discovery
20 5 - Requisite change of our ideals
20 5 - Thoughts are things
20 5 - Sickness akin to sin
20 5 - So-called superiority
20 5 - Indestructible life of man
20 6 - Human frailty
20 6 - Forgetfulness of self
20 6 - The present immortality
20 7 - Fleshly factors unreal
20 7 - The kingdom within
21 1 - Perpetual motion
21 1 - Soul greater than body
21 1 - Evident impossibilities
21 1 - Soul impeccable
21 2 - Birth and death unreal
21 2 - Sickness as discord
21 2 - Requisite change of our ideals
21 2 - Thoughts are things
21 2 - Ascending the scale
21 2 - Identity not lost
21 3 - Sin destroyed through suffering
21 3 - Soul defined
21 3 - Eternal man recognized
21 3 - Testimony of sense
21 3 - Testimony of Soul
21 4 - Adam and the senses
21 4 - Man not structural
21 4 - Causes of sickness
21 4 - The fruit forbidden
21 4 - -19- Soul and Spirit one
21 5 - Servants and masters
21 5 - Astronomic unfoldings
21 5 - Opposing testimony
21 6 - Jesus' disregard of matter
21 6 - Old and new man
21 6 - Philosophical blunders
21 6 - Narrow pathway
22 1 - Animal magnetism error
22 1 - Earliest investigations
22 1 - Mere negation
22 1 - A so-called mind-cure
22 2 - Spirit intangible
22 2 - One government
22 2 - Mental charlatanism
22 3 - Willpower detrimental
22 3 - The evil of mesmerism
22 4 - Personal conclusions
22 4 - Hidden agents
22 4 - Adulteration of Truth
22 4 - Continuity of interest
22 4 - Obligations of teachers
22 4 - Indispensable defence
22 5 - Apathy to occultism
22 5 - Motives considered
22 5 - Mental crimes
22 5 - Charge of the Chief Justice
22 6 - Jesus and hypnotism
22 6 - Animal magnetism destroyed
22 6 - Not words but deeds
22 6 - Science versus hypnotism
22 6 - Key to the kingdom
23 1 - -6- The universal cause
23 1 - One primal cause
23 1 - Pertinent proposal
23 1 - Scientific evidence
23 1 - Solitary research
23 2 - Reflected likeness
23 2 - No physical science
23 2 - Matter versus Spirit
23 2 - Spiritual freedom
23 2 - Spiritual tangibility
23 3 - Spiritual synonyms
23 3 - Substance spiritual
23 3 - One cause supreme
23 3 - Spiritual thoughts
23 3 - Inverted images and ideas
23 4 - Causation considered
23 4 - -18- The only substance
23 4 - Ideas and identities
23 4 - Man's entity spiritual
23 4 - Godward gravitation
23 5 - Inadequate theories of creation
23 5 - Light preceding the sun
23 5 - Clergymen's duty
23 6 - Divine synonyms
23 6 - Mercy without partiality
23 6 - Watchfulness requisite
23 6 - Uses of adversity
24 1 - Man's entity spiritual
24 1 - Man inseparable from Love
24 1 - The Mind creative
24 1 - Superior law of Soul
24 2 - Mortality vanquished
24 2 - A closed question
24 2 - Ancient and modern miracles
24 2 - Wrestling of Jacob
24 3 - Narrow pathway
24 3 - Harmony natural
24 3 - Adam and the senses
24 3 - The senses of Soul
24 3 - Harmony from Spirit
24 4 - Righteous retribution
24 4 - Spiritual gateway
24 4 - Divine oneness
24 5 - Causes of sickness
24 5 - Divine strength
24 5 - Morbid cravings
24 5 - Material beliefs
24 5 - Angelic offices
24 6 - Jesus' disregard of matter
24 6 - Christian history
24 6 - The age's privilege
24 6 - All faculties from Mind
24 6 - Veritable success
24 6 - Renewed selfhood
25 1 - The one real power
25 1 - Mind the only cause
25 1 - Vapor and nothingness
25 1 - Allness of Truth
25 1 - Impossible coalescence
25 2 - Useful knowledge
25 2 - Old and new man
25 2 - Confusion confounded
25 2 - Biblical foundations
25 2 - Rejected theories
25 2 - Pertinent proposal
25 3 - -27- True idea of man
25 3 - One cause supreme
25 3 - Mind's true camera
25 3 - Spiritual proofs of existence
25 3 - Genera classified
25 3 - The infinitude of God
25 3 - Dangerous resemblances
25 4 - Godward gravitation
25 4 - Goodness a portion of God
25 4 - Mortals unlike immortals
25 4 - Scientific finalities
25 4 - Man's present possibilities
25 5 - Interior meaning
25 5 - Godless evolution
25 5 - Man not structural
25 5 - Choose ye today
25 5 - The curse removed
25 6 - Fleshly ties temporal
25 6 - Mental tillage
25 6 - Embryonic evolution
25 6 - True theory of the universe
25 6 - Scriptural perception
26 1 - Scientific and Biblical facts
26 1 - Scriptural perception
26 1 - No truth from a material basis
26 1 - Scriptural foundations
26 2 - The unity of Science and Christianity
26 2 - Healing early lost
26 2 - Churchly neglect
26 2 - Tests in our day
26 2 - The main purpose
26 2 - The Christian's privilege
26 3 - Spiritual harmony
26 3 - Mankind redeemed
26 3 - Belief and understanding
26 3 - All evil unnatural
26 4 - Man not structural
26 4 - How healing was lost
26 4 - Impotence of hate
26 4 - Light shining in darkness
26 4 - New lines of thought
26 4 - Scientific evidence
26 5 - The leaves of healing
26 5 - Sickness will abate
26 5 - Sickness erroneous
26 5 - False stimulus
26 5 - Fear and sickness identical
26 6 - Divine metaphysics
26 6 - Saviour's prediction
26 6 - The chief stones in the temple
26 6 - The Christ-element
26 6 - Nearness of Deity

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