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July 7,1901

Subject: 01

GOD.

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-- Golden Text --

I John 4:12

    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.


Responsive Reading


II Samuel 22:1-4,7,20,21,25,26,29,31-33,36

    1 And David spake unto the Lord
the words of this song in the day
that the Lord had delivered him out
of the hand of all his enemies, and
out of the hand of Saul:

    2 And he said, The Lord is my rock,
and my fortress, and my deliverer;

    3 The God of my rock; in him will I
trust: he is my shield, and the horn
of my salvation, my high tower, and
my refuge, my saviour; thou savest me
from violence.

    4 I will call on the Lord, who is
worthy to be praised: so shall I be
saved from mine enemies.

    7 In my distress I called upon the
Lord, and cried to my God: and he did
hear my voice out of his temple, and
my cry did enter into his ears.

    20 He brought me forth also into a
large place: he delivered me, because
he delighted in me.

    21 The Lord rewarded me according
to my righteousness: according to the
cleanness of my hands hath he
recompensed me.

    25 Therefore the Lord hath
recompensed me according to my
righteousness; according to my
cleanness in his eye sight.

    26 With the merciful thou wilt shew
thyself merciful, and with the
upright man thou wilt shew thyself
upright.

    29 For thou art my lamp, O Lord;
and the Lord will lighten my
darkness.

    31 As for God, his way is perfect;
the word of the Lord is tried: he is a
buckler to all them that trust in
him.

    32 For who is God, save the Lord?
and who is a rock, save our God?

    33 God is my strength and power:
and he maketh my way perfect.

    36 Thou hast also given me the
shield of thy salvation: and thy
gentleness hath made me great.


Section 1


Exodus 3:13-15

    13 And Moses said unto God, Behold,
when I come unto the children of
Israel, and shall say unto them, The
God of your fathers hath sent me unto
you; and they shall say to me, What
is his name? what shall I say unto
them?

    14 And God said unto Moses, I AM
THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt
thou say unto the children of Israel,
I AM hath sent me unto you.

    15 And God said moreover unto
Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the
children of Israel, The Lord God of
your fathers, the God of Abraham, the
God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob,
hath sent me unto you: this is my
name for ever, and this is my
memorial unto all generations.

***
II Chronicles 5:2,13,14

    2 #Then Solomon assembled the
elders of Israel, and all the heads
of the tribes, the chief of the
fathers of the children of Israel,
unto Jerusalem, to bring up the ark
of the covenant of the Lord out of
the city of David, which is Zion.

    13 It came even to pass, as the
trumpeters and singers were as one,
to make one sound to be heard in
praising and thanking the Lord; and
when they lifted up their voice with
the trumpets and cymbals and
instruments of musick, and praised
the Lord, saying, For he is good; for
his mercy endureth for ever: that
then the house was filled with a
cloud, even the house of the Lord;

    14 So that the priests could not
stand to minister by reason of the
cloud: for the glory of the Lord had
filled the house of God.
II Chronicles 6:18

    18 But will God in very deed dwell
with men on the earth? behold, heaven
and the heaven of heavens cannot
contain thee; how much less this
house which I have built!

***
Acts 17:24,25

    24 God that made the world and all
things therein, seeing that he is Lord
of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in
temples made with hands;

    25 Neither is worshipped with men's
hands, as though he needed any thing,
seeing he giveth to all life, and
breath, and all things;

***
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.

***
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.

588:20 Chapter 17: Glossary
(I AM)

    I AM. God; incorporeal and eternal Mind; divine Principle; the only Ego.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 576:26-4


    (Divine sense of Deity)
    The term Lord, as used in our version of the Old Testament, is often synonymous with Jehovah, and expresses the Jewish concept, not yet elevated to deific apprehension through spiritual transfiguration. Yet the word gradually approaches a higher meaning. This human sense of Deity yields to the divine sense, even as the material sense of personality yields to the incorporeal sense of God and man as the infinite Principle and infinite idea, - as one Father with His universal family, held in the gospel of Love.

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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 300:31

    (The divine reflection)
    God is revealed only in that which reflects Life, Truth, Love, - yea, which manifests God's attributes and power, even as the human likeness thrown upon the mirror, repeats the color, form, and action of the person in front of the mirror.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 256:13


    (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 - 289:32


    (Spiritual offspring)
    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 2


Isaiah 44:6

    6 Thus saith the Lord the King of
Israel, and his redeemer the Lord of
hosts; I am the first, and I am the
last; and beside me there is no God.

***
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.

***
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.

***
I Timothy 2:5

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 331:11-27

  (- 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. The Scriptures also declare that God is Spirit. Therefore in Spirit all is harmony, and there can be no discord; all is Life, and there is no death. Everything in God's universe expresses Him.
    (-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.
    (-7- Divine trinity)
    VII. Life, Truth, and Love constitute the triune Person called God, - that is, the triply divine Principle, Love.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 465:16-6

(03) Question: Is there more than one God or Principle?
ADAM = Belief in "original sin," sickness, and death.
Topic: Life


    Question. - Is there more than one God or Principle?
    Answer. - There is not. Principle and its idea is one, and this one is God, omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent Being, and His reflection is man and the universe. Omni is adopted from the Latin adjective signifying all. Hence God combines all-power or potency, all-science or true knowledge, all-presence. The varied manifestations of Christian Science indicate Mind, never matter, and have one Principle.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 518:27-29(to .)


    (Perfection of creation)
    The divine Principle, or Spirit, comprehends and expresses all, and all must therefore be as perfect as the divine Principle is perfect.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 275:6


    (Spirit the starting-point)
    The starting-point of divine Science is that God, Spirit, is All-in-all, and that there is no other might nor Mind, - that God is Love, and therefore He is divine Principle.


Section 3


Isaiah 40:28

    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.

***
I Corinthians 2:12-14

    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.

***
Matthew 11:25-27

    25 #At that time Jesus answered and
said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of
heaven and earth, because thou hast
hid these things from the wise and
prudent, and hast revealed them unto
babes.

    26 Even so, Father: for so it
seemed good in thy sight.

    27 All things are delivered unto me
of my Father: and no man knoweth the
Son, but the Father; neither knoweth
any man the Father, save the Son, and
he to whomsoever the Son will reveal
him.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 513:26-27


    (God's thoughts are spiritual realities)
    God creates all forms of reality. His thoughts are spiritual realities.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 505:7

    (Spiritual firmament)
    Spiritual understanding, by which human conception, material sense, is separated from Truth, is the firmament. The divine Mind, not matter, creates all identities, and they are forms of Mind, the ideas of Spirit apparent only as Mind, never as mindless matter nor the so-called material senses.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 7:23


    (Emotional utterances)
    God is not influenced by man. The "divine ear" is not an auditory nerve. It is the all-hearing and all-knowing Mind, to whom each need of man is always known and by whom it will be supplied.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 2:8

    (Deity unchangeable)
    God is not moved by the breath of praise to do more than He has already done, nor can the infinite do less than bestow all good, since He is unchanging wisdom and Love. We can do more for ourselves by humble fervent petitions, but the All-loving does not grant them simply on the ground of lip-service, for He already knows all.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 315:16


    (The true sonship)
    The likeness of God we lose sight of through sin, which beclouds the spiritual sense of Truth; and we realize this likeness only when we subdue sin and prove man's heritage, the liberty of the sons of God.


Section 4


Job 37:23

    23 Touching the Almighty, we cannot
find him out: he is excellent in
power, and in judgment, and in plenty
of justice: he will not afflict.

***
Romans 1:18-20

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

    19 Because that which may be known
of God is manifest in them; for God
hath shewed it unto them.

    20 For the invisible things of him
from the creation of the world are
clearly seen, being understood by the
things that are made, even his
eternal power and Godhead; so that
they are without excuse:

***
Revelation 19:6

    6 And I heard as it were the voice
of a great multitude, and as the voice
of many waters, and as the voice of
mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia:
for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.

***
Ephesians 3:20,21

    20 Now unto him that is able to do
exceeding abundantly above all that we
ask or think, according to the power
that worketh in us,

    21 Unto him be glory in the church
by Christ Jesus throughout all ages,
world without end. Amen.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 469:25-5

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


    (The sole governor)
    We lose the high signification of omnipotence, when after admitting that God, or good, is omnipresent and has all-power, we still believe there is another power, named evil. This belief that there is more than one mind is as pernicious to divine theology as are ancient mythology and pagan idolatry. With one Father, even God, the whole family of man would be brethren; and with one Mind and that God, or good, the brotherhood of man would consist of Love and Truth, and have unity of Principle and spiritual power which constitute divine Science.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 287:10


    (Divine allness)
    In Science, Truth is divine, and the infinite God can have no unlikeness. Did God, Truth, create error? No! "Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?" God being everywhere and all-inclusive, how can He be absent or suggest the absence of omnipresence and omnipotence? How can there be more than all?

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 257:22


    (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. Who hath found finite life or love sufficient to meet the demands of human want and woe, - to still the desires, to satisfy the aspirations? Infinite Mind cannot be limited to a finite form, or Mind would lose its infinite character as inexhaustible Love, eternal Life, omnipotent Truth.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 232:9-19


    (Denials of divine power)
    Scripture informs us that "with God all things are possible," - all good is possible to Spirit; but our prevalent theories practically deny this, and make healing possible only through matter. These theories must be untrue, for the Scripture is true. Christianity is not false, but religions which contradict its Principle are false.
    In our age Christianity is again demonstrating the power of divine Principle, as it did over nineteen hundred years ago, by healing the sick and triumphing over death.


Section 5


Deuteronomy 32:4

    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.

***
Isaiah 5:16

    16 But the Lord of hosts shall be
exalted in judgment, and God that is
holy shall be sanctified in
righteousness.

***
Revelation 16:5,7

    5 And I heard the angel of the
waters say, Thou art righteous, O
Lord, which art, and wast, and shalt
be, because thou hast judged thus.

    7 And I heard another out of the
altar say, Even so, Lord God
Almighty, true and righteous are thy
judgments.

***
Acts 10:34,35

    34 #Then Peter opened his mouth,
and said, Of a truth I perceive that
God is no respecter of persons:

    35 But in every nation he that
feareth him, and worketh
righteousness, is accepted with him.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 10:31-11


    (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."
    (Remission of penalty)
    A magistrate sometimes remits the penalty, but this may be no moral benefit to the criminal, and at best, it only saves the criminal from one form of punishment. The moral law, which has the right to acquit or condemn, always demands restitution before mortals can "go up higher." Broken law brings penalty in order to compel this progress.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 3:17-22

    (Prayerful ingratitude)
    How empty are our conceptions of Deity! We admit theoretically that God is good, omnipotent, omnipresent, infinite, and then we try to give information to this infinite Mind. We plead for unmerited pardon and for a liberal outpouring of benefactions.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 6:18-24

    (Mercy without partiality)
    To suppose that God forgives or punishes sin according as His mercy is sought or unsought, is to misunderstand Love and to make prayer the safety-valve for wrong-doing.
    (Divine severity)
    Jesus uncovered and rebuked sin before he cast it out.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 6:3-16

    (Pardon and amendment)
    Divine Love corrects and governs man. Men may pardon, but this divine Principle alone reforms the sinner. God is not separate from the wisdom He bestows. The talents He gives we must improve. Calling on Him to forgive our work badly done or left undone, implies the vain supposition that we have nothing to do but to ask pardon, and that afterwards we shall be free to repeat the offence.
    To cause suffering as the result of sin, is the means of destroying sin. Every supposed pleasure in sin will furnish more than its equivalent of pain, until belief in material life and sin is destroyed. To reach heaven, the harmony of being, we must understand the divine Principle of being.


Section 6


Exodus 34:5,6

    5 And the Lord descended in the
cloud, and stood with him there, and
proclaimed the name of the Lord.

    6 And the Lord passed by before
him, and proclaimed, The Lord, The
Lord God, merciful and gracious,
longsuffering, and abundant in
goodness and truth,

***
Lamentations 3:22,23

    22 It is of the Lord's mercies that
we are not consumed, because his
compassions fail not.

    23 They are new every morning:
great is thy faithfulness.

***
Psalm 145:8,9

    8 The Lord is gracious, and full of
compassion; slow to anger, and of
great mercy.

    9 The Lord is good to all: and his
tender mercies are over all his works.

***
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.

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


    (Immortal achieval)
    The Jewish theology gave no hint of the unchanging love of God.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 140:23-27


    (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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 510:18-19


    (Geology a failure)
    Love alone can impart the limitless idea of infinite Mind.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 503:24

    (Mind's idea faultless)
    God creates neither erring thought, mortal life, mutable truth, nor variable love.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 13:2


    (Love impartial and universal) Love is impartial and universal in its adaptation and bestowals. It is the open fount which cries, "Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters."

Subheadings in this lesson

01 1 - Divine sense of Deity
01 1 - -1- The deific supremacy
01 1 - The divine reflection
01 1 - No divine corporeality
01 1 - Spiritual offspring
01 2 - -5- Allness of Spirit
01 2 - -6- The universal cause
01 2 - -7- Divine trinity
01 2 - Perfection of creation
01 2 - Spirit the starting-point
01 3 - God's thoughts are spiritual realities
01 3 - Spiritual firmament
01 3 - Emotional utterances
01 3 - Deity unchangeable
01 3 - The true sonship
01 4 - The sole governor
01 4 - Divine allness
01 4 - Inexhaustible divine Love
01 4 - Denials of divine power
01 5 - Asking amiss
01 5 - Remission of penalty
01 5 - Prayerful ingratitude
01 5 - Mercy without partiality
01 5 - Divine severity
01 5 - Pardon and amendment
01 6 - Immortal achieval
01 6 - Anthropomorphism
01 6 - Geology a failure
01 6 - Mind's idea faultless
01 6 - Love impartial and universal


December 8,1901

Subject: 02

SACRAMENT.

oo1o



-- Golden Text --

Matthew 26:29

    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.


Responsive Reading


John 21:1-14

    1 After these things Jesus shewed
himself again to the disciples at the
sea of Tiberias; and on this wise
shewed he himself.

    2 There were together Simon Peter,
and Thomas called Didymus, and
Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, and the
sons of Zebedee, and two other of his
disciples.

    3 Simon Peter saith unto them, I go
a fishing. They say unto him, We also
go with thee. They went forth, and
entered into a ship immediately; and
that night they caught nothing.

    4 But when the morning was now
come, Jesus stood on the shore: but
the disciples knew not that it was
Jesus.

    5 Then Jesus saith unto them,
Children, have ye any meat? They
answered him, No.

    6 And he said unto them, Cast the
net on the right side of the ship,
and ye shall find. They cast
therefore, and now they were not able
to draw it for the multitude of
fishes.

    7 Therefore that disciple whom
Jesus loved saith unto Peter, It is
the Lord. Now when Simon Peter heard
that it was the Lord, he girt his
fisher's coat unto him, (for he was
naked,) and did cast himself into the
sea.

    8 And the other disciples came in a
little ship; (for they were not far
from land, but as it were two hundred
cubits,) dragging the net with
fishes.

    9 As soon then as they were come to
land, they saw a fire of coals there,
and fish laid thereon, and bread.

    10 Jesus saith unto them, Bring of
the fish which ye have now caught.

    11 Simon Peter went up, and drew
the net to land full of great fishes,
an hundred and fifty and three: and
for all there were so many, yet was
not the net broken.

    12 Jesus saith unto them, Come and
dine. And none of the disciples durst
ask him, Who art thou? knowing that
it was the Lord.

    13 Jesus then cometh, and taketh
bread, and giveth them, and fish
likewise.

    14 This is now the third time that
Jesus shewed himself to his disciples,
after that he was risen from the
dead.


Section 1


Genesis 17:1,9,10

    1 And when Abram was ninety years
old and nine, the Lord appeared to
Abram, and said unto him, I am the
Almighty God; walk before me, and be
thou perfect.

    9 #And God said unto Abraham, Thou
shalt keep my covenant therefore,
thou, and thy seed after thee in
their generations.

    10 This is my covenant, which ye
shall keep, between me and you and
thy seed after thee; Every man child
among you shall be circumcised.

***
Deuteronomy 30:6

    6 And the Lord thy God will
circumcise thine heart, and the heart
of thy seed, to love the Lord thy God
with all thine heart, and with all
thy soul, that thou mayest live.

***
Philipians 3:3

    3 For we are the circumcision,
which worship God in the spirit, and
rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no
confidence in the flesh.

***
Colossians 2:10-12

    10 And ye are complete in him,
which is the head of all principality
and power:

    11 In whom also ye are circumcised
with the circumcision made without
hands, in putting off the body of the
sins of the flesh by the circumcision
of Christ:

    12 Buried with him in baptism,
wherein also ye are risen with him
through the faith of the operation of
God, who hath raised him from the
dead.

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.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 131:22

    (Churchly neglect)
    As aforetime, the spirit of the Christ, which taketh away the ceremonies and doctrines of men, is not accepted until the hearts of men are made ready for it.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 234:1


    (Efficacy of truth)
    Spiritual draughts heal, while material lotions interfere with truth, even as ritualism and creed hamper spirituality. If we trust matter, we distrust Spirit.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 98:8


    (Spiritual foreshadowings)
    The Science of Christianity is misinterpreted by a material age, for it is the healing influence of Spirit (not spirits) which the material senses cannot comprehend, - which can only be spiritually discerned. Creeds, doctrines, and human hypotheses do not express Christian Science; much less can they demonstrate it.

579:10 Chapter 17: Glossary
(ABRAHAM)

    ABRAHAM. Fidelity; faith in the divine Life and in the eternal Principle of being.


Section 2


Matthew 3:1,2,11-15

    1 In those days came John the
Baptist, preaching in the wilderness
of Judaea,

    2 And saying, Repent ye: for the
kingdom of heaven is at hand.

    11 I indeed baptize you with water
unto repentance: but he that cometh
after me is mightier than I, whose
shoes I am not worthy to bear: he
shall baptize you with the Holy
Ghost, and with fire:

    12 Whose fan is in his hand, and he
will throughly purge his floor, and
gather his wheat into the garner; but
he will burn up the chaff with
unquenchable fire.

    13 #Then cometh Jesus from Galilee
to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of
him.

    14 But John forbad him, saying, I
have need to be baptized of thee, and
comest thou to me?

    15 And Jesus answering said unto
him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus
it becometh us to fulfil all
righteousness. Then he suffered him.

***
Acts 19:1-6

    1 And it came to pass, that, while
Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having
passed through the upper coasts came
to Ephesus: and finding certain
disciples,

    2 He said unto them, Have ye
received the Holy Ghost since ye
believed? And they said unto him, We
have not so much as heard whether
there be any Holy Ghost.

    3 And he said unto them, Unto what
then were ye baptized? And they said,
Unto John's baptism.

    4 Then said Paul, John verily
baptized with the baptism of
repentance, saying unto the people,
that they should believe on him which
should come after him, that is, on
Christ Jesus.

    5 When they heard this, they were
baptized in the name of the Lord
Jesus.

    6 And when Paul had laid his hands
upon them, the Holy Ghost came on
them; and they spake with tongues,
and prophesied.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 561:32-3


    (Spiritual idea revealed)
    John the Baptist prophesied the coming of the immaculate Jesus, and John saw in those days the spiritual idea as the Messiah, who would baptize with the Holy Ghost, - divine Science.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 132:28-4


    (John's misgivings)
    Did the doctrines of John the Baptist confer healing power upon him, or endow him with the truest conception of the Christ? This righteous preacher once pointed his disciples to Jesus as "the Lamb of God;" yet afterwards he seriously questioned the signs of the Messianic appearing, and sent the inquiry to Jesus, "Art thou he that should come?"
    (Faith according to works)
    Was John's faith greater than that of the Samaritan woman, who said, "Is not this the Christ?"

581:23-26 Chapter 17: Glossary
(BAPTISM)

    BAPTISM. Purification by Spirit; submergence in Spirit.
    We are "willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord."

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 241:23-14


    (Spirit transforms)
    One's aim, a point beyond faith, should be to find the footsteps of Truth, the way to health and holiness. We should strive to reach the Horeb height where God is revealed; ;and the corner-stone of all spiritual building is purity. The baptism of Spirit, washing the body of all the impurities of flesh, signifies that the pure in heart see God and are approaching spiritual Life and its demonstration.
    (Spiritual baptism)
    It is "easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle," than for sinful beliefs to enter the kingdom of heaven, eternal harmony. 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.
    (The one only way)
    There is but one way to heaven, harmony, and Christ in divine Science shows us this way. It is to know no other reality - to have no other consciousness of life - than good, God and His reflection, and to rise superior to the so-called pain and pleasure of the senses.


Section 3


Exodus 12:1,3,7,13

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

    3 #Speak ye unto all the
congregation of Israel, saying, In
the tenth day of this month they
shall take to them every man a lamb,
according to the house of their
fathers, a lamb for an house:

    7 And they shall take of the blood,
and strike it on the two side posts
and on the upper door post of the
houses, wherein they shall eat it.

    13 And the blood shall be to you
for a token upon the houses where ye
are: and when I see the blood, I will
pass over you, and the plague shall
not be upon you to destroy you, when
I smite the land of Egypt.

***
Matthew 26:17-20

    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.

***
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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 32:28-17


    (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.
    For this truth of spiritual being, their Master was about to suffer violence and drain to the dregs his cup of sorrow. He must leave them. With the great glory of an everlasting victory overshadowing him, he gave thanks and said, "Drink ye all of it."

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 36:10-11

    (Final purpose)
    Jesus endured the shame, that he might pour his dear-bought bounty into barren lives.

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.


Section 4


Luke 22:13-20

    13 And they went, and found as he
had said unto them: and they made
ready the passover.

    14 And when the hour was come, he
sat down, and the twelve apostles
with him.

    15 And he said unto them, With
desire I have desired to eat this
passover with you before I suffer:

    16 For I say unto you, I will not
any more eat thereof, until it be
fulfilled in the kingdom of God.

    17 And he took the cup, and gave
thanks, and said, Take this, and
divide it among yourselves:

    18 For I say unto you, I will not
drink of the fruit of the vine, until
the kingdom of God shall come.

    19 #And he took bread, and gave
thanks, and brake it, and gave unto
them, saying, This is my body which
is given for you: this do in
remembrance of me.

    20 Likewise also the cup after
supper, saying, This cup is the new
testament in my blood, which is shed
for you.

***
I Corinthians 10:16

    16 The cup of blessing which we
bless, is it not the communion of the
blood of Christ? The bread which we
break, is it not the communion of the
body of Christ?
I Corinthians 11:28-32

    28 But let a man examine himself,
and so let him eat of that bread, and
drink of that cup.

    29 For he that eateth and drinketh
unworthily, eateth and drinketh
damnation to himself, not discerning
the Lord's body.

    30 For this cause many are weak and
sickly among you, and many sleep.

    31 For if we would judge ourselves,
we should not be judged.

    32 But when we are judged, we are
chastened of the Lord, that we should
not be condemned with the world.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 32:3-27


    (Sacred sacrament)
    In ancient Rome a soldier was required to swear allegiance to his general. The Latin word for this oath was sacramentum, and our English word sacrament is derived from it. Among the Jews it was an ancient custom for the master of a feast to pass each guest a cup of wine. But the Eucharist does not commemorate a Roman soldier's oath, nor was the wine, used on convivial occasions and in Jewish rites, the cup of our Lord. The cup shows forth his bitter experience, - the cup which he prayed might pass from him, though he bowed in holy submission to the divine decree.
    "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. And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them saying, Drink ye all of it."
    (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.

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.


Section 5


John 20:19-21

    19 #Then the same day at evening,
being the first day of the week, when
the doors were shut where the
disciples were assembled for fear of
the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the
midst, and saith unto them, Peace be
unto you.

    20 And when he had so said, he
shewed unto them his hands and his
side. Then were the disciples glad,
when they saw the Lord.

    21 Then said Jesus to them again,
Peace be unto you: as my Father hath
sent me, even so send I you.
John 21:4,5,9,12,13

    4 But when the morning was now
come, Jesus stood on the shore: but
the disciples knew not that it was
Jesus.

    5 Then Jesus saith unto them,
Children, have ye any meat? They
answered him, No.

    9 As soon then as they were come to
land, they saw a fire of coals there,
and fish laid thereon, and bread.

    12 Jesus saith unto them, Come and
dine. And none of the disciples durst
ask him, Who art thou? knowing that
it was the Lord.

    13 Jesus then cometh, and taketh
bread, and giveth them, and fish
likewise.

***
Matthew 28:16-20

    16 #Then the eleven disciples went
away into Galilee, into a mountain
where Jesus had appointed them.

    17 And when they saw him, they
worshipped him: but some doubted.

    18 And Jesus came and spake unto
them, saying, All power is given unto
me in heaven and in earth.

    19 #Go ye therefore, and teach all
nations, baptizing them in the name of
the Father, and of the Son, and of
the Holy Ghost:

    20 Teaching them to observe all
things whatsoever I have commanded
you: and, lo, I am with you alway,
even unto the end of the world. Amen.

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


    (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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 35:10-29

    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.
    (Spiritual Eucharist)
    Our baptism is a purification from all error. Our church is built on the divine Principle, Love. We can unite with this church only as we are newborn of Spirit, as we reach the Life which is Truth and the Truth which is Life by bringing forth the fruits of Love, - casting out error and healing the sick. 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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 31:12-22

    (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.

Subheadings in this lesson

02 1 - Judaism antipathetic
02 1 - Churchly neglect
02 1 - Efficacy of truth
02 1 - Spiritual foreshadowings
02 2 - Spiritual idea revealed
02 2 - John's misgivings
02 2 - Faith according to works
02 2 - Spirit transforms
02 2 - Spiritual baptism
02 2 - The one only way
02 3 - Jesus' sad repast
02 3 - Heavenly supplies
02 3 - Final purpose
02 3 - Suffering inevitable
02 4 - Sacred sacrament
02 4 - Spiritual refreshment
02 4 - Incisive questions
02 4 - Millennial glory
02 5 - The last breakfast
02 5 - Spiritual Eucharist
02 5 - Healing primary


July 14,1901

Subject: 03

LIFE.

o1oo



-- Golden Text --

I John 5:11,12

    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.


Responsive Reading


Colossians 3:1-4,11,12,14-17,24

    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.

    11 Where there is neither Greek nor
Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision,
Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free:
but Christ is all, and in all.

    12 Put on therefore, as the elect
of God, holy and beloved, bowels of
mercies, kindness, humbleness of
mind, meekness, longsuffering;

    14 And above all these things put
on charity, which is the bond of
perfectness.

    15 And let the peace of God rule in
your hearts, to the which also ye are
called in one body; and be ye
thankful.

    16 Let the word of Christ dwell in
you richly in all wisdom; teaching and
admonishing one another in psalms and
hymns and spiritual songs, singing
with grace in your hearts to the
Lord.

    17 And whatsoever ye do in word or
deed, do all in the name of the Lord
Jesus, giving thanks to God and the
Father by him.

    24 Knowing that of the Lord ye
shall receive the reward of the
inheritance: for ye serve the Lord
Christ.


Section 1


Matthew 6:19,20,25

    19 #Lay not up for yourselves
treasures upon earth, where moth and
rust doth corrupt, and where thieves
break through and steal:

    20 But lay up for yourselves
treasures in heaven, where neither
moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where
thieves do not break through nor
steal:

    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?

***
I Timothy 4:8,10

    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.

    10 For therefore we both labour and
suffer reproach, because we trust in
the living God, who is the Saviour of
all men, specially of those that
believe.

***
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.
Galatians 5:24,25

    24 And they that are Christ's have
crucified the flesh with the
affections and lusts.

    25 If we live in the Spirit, let us
also walk in the Spirit.

o4oo Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked - 103:31-32


    (Thought-transference)
    Life and being are of God.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 368:20-24


    (Life independent of matter)
    That Life is not contingent on bodily conditions is proved, when we learn that life and man survive this body. Neither evil, disease, nor death can be spiritual, and the material belief in them disappears in the ratio of one's spiritual growth.

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 62:27-1


    (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.

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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 390:4


    (Ultimate harmony)
    We cannot deny that Life is self-sustained, and we should never deny the everlasting harmony of Soul, simply because, to the mortal senses, there is seeming discord. It is our ignorance of God, the divine Principle, which produces apparent discord, and the right understanding of Him restores harmony. Truth will at length compel us all to exchange the pleasures and pains of sense for the joys of Soul.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 402:8-13

    (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. Man is indestructible and eternal.


Section 2


John 1:1,2,4

    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.

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

***
I John 1:2

    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;)
I John 5:11

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

***
John 17:3

    3 And this is life eternal, that
they might know thee the only true
God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast
sent.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 72:1


    (Found wanting)
    There is but one spiritual existence, - the Life of which corporeal sense can take no cognizance. The divine Principle of man speaks through immortal sense. If a material body - in other words, mortal, material sense - were permeated by Spirit, that body would disappear to mortal sense, would be deathless. A condition precedent to communion with Spirit is the gain of spiritual life.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 167:24-26


    (Halfway success)
    There is but one way - namely, God and His idea - which leads to spiritual being.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 306:1-12


    (Jewish traditions)
    The Pharisees thought that they could raise the spiritual from the material. They would first make life result in death, and then resort to death to reproduce spiritual life. Jesus taught them how death was to be overcome by spiritual Life, and demonstrated this beyond cavil.
    (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.

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.


Section 3


Romans 8:1,2,6-11

    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.

    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.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 14:12-22


    (Spiritualized consciousness)
    Become conscious for a single moment that Life and intelligence are purely spiritual, - neither in nor of matter, - and the body will then utter no complaints. If suffering from a belief in sickness, you will find yourself suddenly well. Sorrow is turned into joy when the body is controlled by spiritual Life, Truth, and Love. Hence the hope of the promise Jesus bestows: "He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; . . . because I go unto my Father," - [because the Ego is absent from the body, and present with Truth and Love.]

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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 407:22(begin In)


    (Immortal memory) In Science, all being is eternal, spiritual, perfect, harmonious in every action. Let the perfect model be present in your thoughts instead of its demoralized opposite. This spiritualization of thought lets in the light, and brings the divine Mind, Life not death, into your consciousness.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 51:28


    (Example for our salvation)
    Jesus was unselfish. His spirituality separated him from sensuousness, and caused the selfish materialist to hate him; but it was this spirituality which enabled Jesus to heal the sick, cast out evil, and raise the dead.


Section 4


Psalm 119:130,144

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

    144 The righteousness of thy
testimonies is everlasting: give me
understanding, and I shall live.

***
John 16:13-15

    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.

    14 He shall glorify me: for he
shall receive of mine, and shall shew
it unto you.

    15 All things that the Father hath
are mine: therefore said I, that he
shall take of mine, and shall shew it
unto you.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 505:21-28


    (Understanding imparted)
    Understanding is the line of demarcation between the real and unreal. Spiritual understanding unfolds Mind, - Life, Truth, and Love, - and demonstrates the divine sense, giving the spiritual proof of the universe in Christian Science.
    (Original reflected)
    This understanding is not intellectual, is not the result of scholarly attainments; it is the reality of all things brought to light.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 10:15


    (The chalice sacrificial)
    Spiritual attainments open the door to a higher understanding of the divine Life.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 350:6


    (Both words and works)
    To understand all our Master's sayings as recorded in the New Testament, sayings infinitely important, his followers must grow into that stature of manhood in Christ Jesus which enables them to interpret his spiritual meaning. Then they know how Truth casts out error and heals the sick. His words were the offspring of his deeds, both of which must be understood. Unless the works are comprehended which his words explained, the words are blind.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 351:8

    (Truth a present help)
    The author became a member of the orthodox Congregational Church in early years. Later she learned that her own prayers failed to heal her as did the prayers of her devout parents and the church; but when the spiritual sense of the creed was discerned in the Science of Christianity, this spiritual sense was a present help. It was the living, palpitating presence of Christ, Truth, which healed the sick.

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."


Section 5


II Peter 1:2-11

    2 Grace and peace be multiplied
unto you through the knowledge of
God, and of Jesus our Lord,

    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.

    5 And beside this, giving all
diligence, add to your faith virtue;
and to virtue knowledge;

    6 And to knowledge temperance; and
to temperance patience; and to
patience godliness;

    7 And to godliness brotherly
kindness; and to brotherly kindness
charity.

    8 For if these things be in you,
and abound, they make you that ye
shall neither be barren nor
unfruitful in the knowledge of our
Lord Jesus Christ.

    9 But he that lacketh these things
is blind, and cannot see afar off, and
hath forgotten that he was purged
from his old sins.

    10 Wherefore the rather, brethren,
give diligence to make your calling
and election sure: for if ye do these
things, ye shall never fall:

    11 For so an entrance shall be
ministered unto you abundantly into
the everlasting kingdom of our Lord
and Saviour Jesus Christ.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 91:5,16


    (Scientific finalities)
    Let us rid ourselves of the belief that man is separated from God, and obey only the divine Principle, Life and Love. Here is the great point of departure for all true spiritual growth.
    (Man's genuine being)
    Absorbed in material selfhood we discern and reflect but faintly the substance of Life or Mind. The denial of material selfhood aids the discernment of man's spiritual and eternal individuality, and destroys the erroneous knowledge gained from matter or through what are termed the material senses.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 213:9-12


    (Good indefinable)
    God, good, is self-existent and self-expressed, though indefinable as a whole. Every step towards goodness is a departure from materiality, and is a tendency towards God, Spirit.

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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 54:1

    (Bearing our sins)
    Through the magnitude of his human life, he demonstrated the divine Life. Out of the amplitude of his pure affection, he defined Love. With the affluence of Truth, he vanquished error. The world acknowledged not his righteousness, seeing it not; but earth received the harmony his glorified example introduced.


Section 6


Deuteronomy 30:6,20

    6 And the Lord thy God will
circumcise thine heart, and the heart
of thy seed, to love the Lord thy God
with all thine heart, and with all
thy soul, that thou mayest live.

    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.

***
Ephesians 1:3-6

    3 Blessed be the God and Father of
our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath
blessed us with all spiritual
blessings in heavenly places in
Christ:

    4 According as he hath chosen us in
him before the foundation of the
world, that we should be holy and
without blame before him in love:

    5 Having predestinated us unto the
adoption of children by Jesus Christ
to himself, according to the good
pleasure of his will,

    6 To the praise of the glory of his
grace, wherein he hath made us
accepted in the beloved.

***
Jude 1:20,21

    20 But ye, beloved, building up
yourselves on your most holy faith,
praying in the Holy Ghost,

    21 Keep yourselves in the love of
God, looking for the mercy of our
Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 298:2


    (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. 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.

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 - 241:19-27


    (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."
    One's aim, a point beyond faith, should be to find the footsteps of Truth, the way to health and holiness. We should strive to reach the Horeb height where God is revealed; ;and the corner-stone of all spiritual building is purity.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 492:7-11

(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


    (Mind one and all)
    Being is holiness, harmony, immortality. It is already proved that a knowledge of this, even in small degree, will uplift the physical and moral standard of mortals, will increase longevity, will purify and elevate character.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 22:11-22


    (Wait for reward)
    "Work out your own salvation," is the demand of Life and Love, for to this end God worketh with you. "Occupy till I come!" Wait for your reward, and "be not weary in well doing." If your endeavors are beset by fearful odds, and you receive no present reward, go not back to error, nor become a sluggard in the race.
    When the smoke of battle clears away, you will discern the good you have done, and receive according to your deserving. Love is not hasty to deliver us from temptation, for Love means that we shall be tried and purified.

Subheadings in this lesson

03 1 - Thought-transference
03 1 - Life independent of matter
03 1 - Superior law of Soul
03 1 - God-given dominion
03 1 - Ultimate harmony
03 1 - Indestructible life of man
03 2 - Found wanting
03 2 - Halfway success
03 2 - Jewish traditions
03 2 - Divinity not childless
03 2 - Abiding in Life
03 2 - Indestructible being
03 3 - Spiritualized consciousness
03 3 - Personal confidence
03 3 - Immortal memory
03 3 - Example for our salvation
03 4 - Understanding imparted
03 4 - Original reflected
03 4 - The chalice sacrificial
03 4 - Both words and works
03 4 - Truth a present help
03 4 - Spiritualized consciousness
03 5 - Scientific finalities
03 5 - Man's genuine being
03 5 - Good indefinable
03 5 - Christ's demonstration
03 5 - Bearing our sins
03 6 - Faith higher than belief
03 6 - Principle and practice
03 6 - Spirit transforms
03 6 - Mind one and all
03 6 - Wait for reward


July 21,1901

Subject: 04

TRUTH.

1ooo



-- Golden Text --

Psalm 145:18

    18 The Lord is nigh unto all them
that call upon him, to all that call
upon him in truth.


Responsive Reading


John 8:28-40

    28 Then said Jesus unto them, When
ye have lifted up the Son of man, then
shall ye know that I am he, and that
I do nothing of myself; but as my
Father hath taught me, I speak these
things.

    29 And he that sent me is with me:
the Father hath not left me alone; for
I do always those things that please
him.

    30 As he spake these words, many
believed on him.

    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.

    33 #They answered him, We be
Abraham's seed, and were never in
bondage to any man: how sayest thou,
Ye shall be made free?

    34 Jesus answered them, Verily,
verily, I say unto you, Whosoever
committeth sin is the servant of sin.


    35 And the servant abideth not in
the house for ever: but the Son
abideth ever.

    36 If the Son therefore shall make
you free, ye shall be free indeed.

    37 I know that ye are Abraham's
seed; but ye seek to kill me, because
my word hath no place in you.

    38 I speak that which I have seen
with my Father: and ye do that which
ye have seen with your father.

    39 They answered and said unto him,
Abraham is our father. Jesus saith
unto them, If ye were Abraham's
children, ye would do the works of
Abraham.

    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.


Section 1


Psalm 108:3,4

    3 I will praise thee, O Lord, among
the people: and I will sing praises
unto thee among the nations.

    4 For thy mercy is great above the
heavens: and thy truth reacheth unto
the clouds.

***
John 4:5,7,19,21-23

    5 Then cometh he to a city of
Samaria, which is called Sychar, near
to the parcel of ground that Jacob
gave to his son Joseph.

    7 There cometh a woman of Samaria
to draw water: Jesus saith unto her,
Give me to drink.

    19 The woman saith unto him, Sir, I
perceive that thou art a prophet.

    21 Jesus saith unto her, Woman,
believe me, the hour cometh, when ye
shall neither in this mountain, nor
yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father.


    22 Ye worship ye know not what: we
know what we worship: for salvation is
of the Jews.

    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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 287:10-11


    (Divine allness)
    In Science, Truth is divine, and the infinite God can have no unlikeness.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 312:17

    (Vain ecstasies)
    Mortals try to believe without understanding Truth; yet God is Truth. Mortals claim that death is inevitable; but man's eternal Principle is ever-present Life. Mortals believe in a finite personal God; while God is infinite Love, which must be unlimited.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 275:12

    (Divine synonyms)
    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.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 127:4


    (Science and Christianity)
    If God, the All-in-all, be the creator of the spiritual universe, including man, then everything entitled to a classification as truth, or Science, must be comprised in a knowledge or understanding of God, for there can be nothing beyond illimitable divinity.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 140:4-22

    (God invisible to the senses)
    That God is a corporeal being, nobody can truly affirm. The Bible represents Him as saying: "Thou canst not see My face; for there shall no man see Me, and live." Not materially but spiritually we know Him as divine Mind, as Life, Truth, and Love. We shall obey and adore in proportion as we apprehend the divine nature and love Him understandingly, warring no more over the corporeality, but rejoicing in the affluence of our God. Religion will then be of the heart and not of the head. Mankind will no longer be tyrannical and proscriptive from lack of love, - straining out gnats and swallowing camels.
    (The true worship)
    We worship spiritually, only as we cease to worship materially. Spiritual devoutness is the soul of Christianity. Worshipping through the medium of matter is paganism. Judaic and other rituals are but types and shadows of true worship. "The true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth."


Section 2


Matthew 16:13-20

    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.

    18 And I say also unto thee, That
thou art Peter, and upon this rock I
will build my church; and the gates
of hell shall not prevail against it.


    19 And I will give unto thee the
keys of the kingdom of heaven: and
whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth
shall be bound in heaven: and
whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth
shall be loosed in heaven.

    20 Then charged he his disciples
that they should tell no man that he
was Jesus the Christ.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 473:10-12

(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.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 135:26


    (The unity of Science and Christianity)
    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.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 136:9-16,32-18

    (Ancient spiritualism)
    The question then as now was, How did Jesus heal the sick? His answer to this question the world rejected. He appealed to his students: "Whom do men say that I, the Son of man, am?" That is: Who or what is it that is thus identified with casting out evils and healing the sick? They replied, "Some say that thou art John the Baptist; some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets."
    (Doubting disciples)
    Jesus patiently persisted in teaching and demonstrating the truth of being. His students saw this power of Truth heal the sick, cast out evil, raise the dead; but the ultimate of this wonderful work was not spiritually discerned, even by them, until after the crucifixion, when their immaculate Teacher stood before them, the victor over sickness, sin, disease, death, and the grave.
    Yearning to be understood, the Master repeated, "But whom say ye that I am?" This renewed inquiry meant: Who or what is it that is able to do the work, so mysterious to the popular mind? In his rejection of the answer already given and his renewal of the question, it is plain that Jesus completely eschewed the narrow opinion implied in their citation of the common report about him.
    (A divine response)
    With his usual impetuosity, Simon replied for his brethren, and his reply set forth a great fact: "Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God!"

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 137:16

    With his usual impetuosity, Simon replied for his brethren, and his reply set forth a great fact: "Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God!" That is: The Messiah is what thou hast declared, - Christ, - the spirit of God, of Truth, Life, and Love, which heals mentally. This assertion elicited from Jesus the benediction, "Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven;" that is, Love hath shown thee the way of Life!

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 482:13-16

(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)
    Question. - Is it important to understand these explanations in order to heal the sick?
    Answer. - It is, since Christ is "the way" and the truth casting out all error.


Section 3


Jeremiah 34:8-11,17

    8 #This is the word that came unto
Jeremiah from the Lord, after that the
king Zedekiah had made a covenant
with all the people which were at
Jerusalem, to proclaim liberty unto
them;

    9 That every man should let his
manservant, and every man his
maidservant, being an Hebrew or an
Hebrewess, go free; that none should
serve himself of them to wit, of a
Jew his brother.

    10 Now when all the princes, and
all the people, which had entered
into the covenant, heard that every
one should let his manservant, and
every one his maidservant, go free,
that none should serve themselves of
them any more, then they obeyed, and
let them go.

    11 But afterward they turned, and
caused the servants and the
handmaids, whom they had let go free,
to return, and brought them into
subjection for servants and for
handmaids.

    17 Therefore thus saith the Lord;
Ye have not hearkened unto me, in
proclaiming liberty, every one to his
brother, and every man to his
neighbour: behold, I proclaim a
liberty for you, saith the Lord, to
the sword, to the pestilence, and to
the famine; and I will make you to be
removed into all the kingdoms of the
earth.

***
John 8:31,32,36

    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.

    36 If the Son therefore shall make
you free, ye shall be free indeed.

***
Galatians 5:1

    1 Stand fast therefore in the
liberty wherewith Christ hath made us
free, and be not entangled again with
the yoke of bondage.

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 - 226:25

    (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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 227:14

    (Native freedom)
    Discerning the rights of man, we cannot fail to foresee the doom of all oppression. Slavery is not the legitimate state of man. God made man free. Paul said, "I was free born." All men should be free. "Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty." Love and Truth make free, but evil and error lead into captivity.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 228:11

    (God-given dominion)
    The enslavement of man is not legitimate. It will cease when man enters into his heritage of freedom, his God-given dominion over the material senses. Mortals will some day assert their freedom in the name of Almighty God. Then they will control their own bodies through the understanding of divine Science. Dropping their present beliefs, they will recognize harmony as the spiritual reality and discord as the material unreality.


Section 4


I John 3:8

    8 He that committeth sin is of the
devil; for the devil sinneth from the
beginning. For this purpose the Son
of God was manifested, that he might
destroy the works of the devil.

***
Luke 12:1

    1 In the mean time, when there
were gathered together an innumerable
multitude of people, insomuch that
they trode one upon another, he began
to say unto his disciples first of
all, Beware ye of the leaven of the
Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
Luke 13:20,21

    20 And again he said, Whereunto
shall I liken the kingdom of God?

    21 It is like leaven, which a woman
took and hid in three measures of
meal, till the whole was leavened.

***
John 17:11,17,19

    11 And now I am no more in the
world, but these are in the world,
and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep
through thine own name those whom
thou hast given me, that they may be
one, as we are.

    17 Sanctify them through thy truth:
thy word is truth.

    19 And for their sakes I sanctify
myself, that they also might be
sanctified through the truth.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 474:29-2

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


    (Truth destroys falsity)
    The apostle says that the mission of Christ is to "destroy the works of the devil." Truth destroys falsity and error, for light and darkness cannot dwell together. Light extinguishes the darkness, and the Scripture declares that there is "no night there."

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 368:2


    (Real and counterfeit)
    The confidence inspired by Science lies in the fact that Truth is real and error is unreal. Error is a coward before Truth. Divine Science insists that time will prove all this. Both truth and error have come nearer than ever before to the apprehension of mortals, and truth will become still clearer as error is self-destroyed.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 353:7


    (The real and the unreal)
    How can a Christian, having the stronger evidence of Truth which contradicts the evidence of error, think of the latter as real or true, either in the form of sickness or of sin? All must admit that Christ is "the way, the truth, and the life," and that omnipotent Truth certainly does destroy error.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 117:29-12


    (Leaven of Truth)
    Jesus bade his disciples beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees, which he defined as human doctrines. His parable of the "leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened," impels the inference that the spiritual leaven signifies the Science of Christ and its spiritual interpretation, - an inference far above the merely ecclesiastical and formal applications of the illustration.
    Did not this parable point a moral with a prophecy, foretelling the second appearing in the flesh of the Christ, Truth, hidden in sacred secrecy from the visible world?
    Ages pass, but this leaven of Truth is ever at work. It must destroy the entire mass of error, and so be eternally glorified in man's spiritual freedom.


Section 5


Jeremiah 33:4,6

    4 For thus saith the Lord, the God
of Israel, concerning the houses of
this city, and concerning the houses
of the kings of Judah, which are
thrown down by the mounts, and by the
sword;

    6 Behold, I will bring it health
and cure, and I will cure them, and
will reveal unto them the abundance
of peace and truth.

***
Micah 4:6,7

    6 In that day, saith the Lord, will
I assemble her that halteth, and I
will gather her that is driven out,
and her that I have afflicted;

    7 And I will make her that halted a
remnant, and her that was cast far
off a strong nation: and the Lord
shall reign over them in mount Zion
from henceforth, even for ever.

***
Luke 22:50,51

    50 #And one of them smote the
servant of the high priest, and cut
off his right ear.

    51 And Jesus answered and said,
Suffer ye thus far. And he touched
his ear, and healed him.

iii:12-15 Chapter PREFACE
The question, What is Truth, is answered by demonstration, - by
ealing both disease and sin; and this demonstration shows that
Christian healing confers the most health and makes the best men.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 318:22


    (Sickness as discord)
    The Science of Mind denies the error of sensation in matter, and heals with Truth. Medical science treats disease as though disease were real, therefore right, and attempts to heal it with matter. If disease is right it is wrong to heal it. Material methods are temporary, and are not adapted to elevate mankind.

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 - 168:26


    (Disease foreseen)
    Disease being a belief, a latent illusion of mortal mind, the sensation would not appear if the error of belief was met and destroyed by truth.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 390:29


    (Treatment of disease)
    Meet the incipient stages of disease with as powerful mental opposition as a legislator would employ to defeat the passage of an inhuman law. Rise in the conscious strength of the spirit of Truth to overthrow the plea of mortal mind, alias matter, arrayed against the supremacy of Spirit. Blot out the images of mortal thought and its beliefs in sickness and sin. Then, when thou art delivered to the judgment of Truth, Christ, the judge will say, "Thou art whole!"


Section 6


Psalm 119:142

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

***
John 8:51

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

***
Acts 26:1,8,22,23

    1 Then Agrippa said unto Paul,
Thou art permitted to speak for
thyself. Then Paul stretched forth
the hand, and answered for himself:

    8 Why should it be thought a thing
incredible with you, that God should
raise the dead?

    22 Having therefore obtained help
of God, I continue unto this day,
witnessing both to small and great,
saying none other things than those
which the prophets and Moses did say
should come:

    23 That Christ should suffer, and
that he should be the first that
should rise from the dead, and should
shew light unto the people, and to
the Gentiles.

***
I John 5:4,5,12

    4 For whatsoever is born of God
overcometh the world: and this is the
victory that overcometh the world,
even our faith.

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

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

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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 315:21-24

    (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.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 170:10


    (Physiology unscientific)
    The text, "Whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die," not only contradicts human systems, but points to the self-sustaining and eternal Truth.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 380:19


    (Benefits of metaphysics)
    Nothing but the power of Truth can prevent the fear of error, and prove man's dominion over error.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 292:1-10


    (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.
    (Primitive error)
    Truth will be to us "the resurrection and the life" only as it destroys all error and the belief that Mind, the only immortality of man, can be fettered by the body, and Life be controlled by death.

Subheadings in this lesson

04 1 - Divine allness
04 1 - Vain ecstasies
04 1 - Divine synonyms
04 1 - Science and Christianity
04 1 - God invisible to the senses
04 1 - The true worship
04 2 - Christ the ideal Truth
04 2 - The unity of Science and Christianity
04 2 - Ancient spiritualism
04 2 - Doubting disciples
04 2 - A divine response
04 2 - Sonship of Jesus
04 3 - Mental emancipation
04 3 - House of bondage
04 3 - Native freedom
04 3 - God-given dominion
04 4 - Truth destroys falsity
04 4 - Real and counterfeit
04 4 - The real and the unreal
04 4 - Leaven of Truth
04 5 - Sickness as discord
04 5 - Christian Science as old as God
04 5 - Disease foreseen
04 5 - Treatment of disease
04 6 - Death but an illusion
04 6 - Immaculate conception
04 6 - Physiology unscientific
04 6 - Benefits of metaphysics
04 6 - Day of judgment
04 6 - Primitive error


July 28,1901

Subject: 05

LOVE.

ooo1



-- Golden Text --

I John 4:7

    7 Beloved, let us love one another:
for love is of God; and every one
that loveth is born of God, and
knoweth God.


Responsive Reading


Matthew 5:16,20,23,24,38-48

    16 Let your light so shine before
men, that they may see your good
works, and glorify your Father which
is in heaven.

    20 For I say unto you, That except
your righteousness shall exceed the
righteousness of the scribes and
Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter
into the kingdom of heaven.

    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.

    38 #Ye have heard that it hath been
said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth
for a tooth:

    39 But I say unto you, That ye
resist not evil: but whosoever shall
smite thee on thy right cheek, turn
to him the other also.

    40 And if any man will sue thee at
the law, and take away thy coat, let
him have thy cloak also.

    41 And whosoever shall compel thee
to go a mile, go with him twain.

    42 Give to him that asketh thee,
and from him that would borrow of
thee turn not thou away.

    43 #Ye have heard that it hath been
said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour,
and hate thine enemy.

    44 But I say unto you, Love your
enemies, bless them that curse you,
do good to them that hate you, and
pray for them which despitefully use
you, and persecute you;

    45 That ye may be the children of
your Father which is in heaven: for
he maketh his sun to rise on the evil
and on the good, and sendeth rain on
the just and on the unjust.

    46 For if ye love them which love
you, what reward have ye? do not even
the publicans the same?

    47 And if ye salute your brethren
only, what do ye more than others? do
not even the publicans so?

    48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as
your Father which is in heaven is
perfect.


Section 1


Isaiah 63:7

    7 I will mention the
lovingkindnesses of the Lord, and the
praises of the Lord, according to all
that the Lord hath bestowed on us,
and the great goodness toward the
house of Israel, which he hath
bestowed on them according to his
mercies, and according to the
multitude of his lovingkindnesses.

***
Psalm 143:8

    8 Cause me to hear thy
lovingkindness in the morning; for in
thee do I trust: cause me to know the
way wherein I should walk; for I lift
up my soul unto thee.

***
Romans 8:35,37-39

    35 Who shall separate us from the
love of Christ? shall tribulation, or
distress, or persecution, or famine,
or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

    37 Nay, in all these things we are
more than conquerors through him that
loved us.

    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.

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


    (God's standard)
    God is Love.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 319:27-1


    (Scriptures misinterpreted)
    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."

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 312:14-17

    (Vain ecstasies)
    People go into ecstasies over the sense of a corporeal Jehovah, though with scarcely a spark of love in their hearts; yet God is Love, and without Love, God, immortality cannot appear.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 304:3-14

    (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." 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.


Section 2


I Samuel 17:55,58

    55 #And when Saul saw David go
forth against the Philistine, he said
unto Abner, the captain of the host,
Abner, whose son is this youth? And
Abner said, As thy soul liveth, O
king, I cannot tell.

    58 And Saul said to him, Whose son
art thou, thou young man? And David
answered, I am the son of thy servant
Jesse the Bethlehemite.
I Samuel 18:1-4

    1 And it came to pass, when he had
made an end of speaking unto Saul,
that the soul of Jonathan was knit
with the soul of David, and Jonathan
loved him as his own soul.

    2 And Saul took him that day, and
would let him go no more home to his
father's house.

    3 Then Jonathan and David made a
covenant, because he loved him as his
own soul.

    4 And Jonathan stripped himself of
the robe that was upon him, and gave
it to David, and his garments, even
to his sword, and to his bow, and to
his girdle.

***
I John 4:7,20

    7 Beloved, let us love one another:
for love is of God; and every one
that loveth is born of God, and
knoweth God.

    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?

***
I Thessalonians 4:9

    9 But as touching brotherly love ye
need not that I write unto you: for
ye yourselves are taught of God to
love one another.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 469:30-5

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


    (The sole governor)
    With one Father, even God, the whole family of man would be brethren; and with one Mind and that God, or good, the brotherhood of man would consist of Love and Truth, and have unity of Principle and spiritual power which constitute divine Science.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 518:13


    (Assistance in brotherhood)
    God gives the lesser idea of Himself for a link to the greater, and in return, the higher always protects the lower. The rich in spirit help the poor in one grand brotherhood, all having the same Principle, or Father; and blessed is that man who seeth his brother's need and supplieth it, seeking his own in another's good. Love giveth to the least spiritual idea might, immortality, and goodness, which shine through all as the blossom shines through the bud. All the varied expressions of God reflect health, holiness, immortality - infinite Life, Truth, and Love.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 276:1


    (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." Man and his Maker are correlated in divine Science, and real consciousness is cognizant only of the things of God.


Section 3


Ephesians 5:25,28,31

    25 Husbands, love your wives, even
as Christ also loved the church, and
gave himself for it;

    28 So ought men to love their wives
as their own bodies. He that loveth
his wife loveth himself.

    31 For this cause shall a man leave
his father and mother, and shall be
joined unto his wife, and they two
shall be one flesh.

***
I Peter 3:1-4

    1 Likewise, ye wives, be in
subjection to your own husbands;
that, if any obey not the word, they
also may without the word be won by
the conversation of the wives;

    2 While they behold your chaste
conversation coupled with fear.

    3 Whose adorning let it not be that
outward adorning of plaiting the
hair, and of wearing of gold, or of
putting on of apparel;

    4 But let it be the hidden man of
the heart, in that which is not
corruptible, even the ornament of a
meek and quiet spirit, which is in
the sight of God of great price.

***
Galatians 3:27,28

    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.

***
Matthew 22:30

    30 For in the resurrection they
neither marry, nor are given in
marriage, but are as the angels of
God in heaven.

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 56:1-14


    ( - Marriage -)
    When our great Teacher came to him for baptism, John was astounded. Reading his thoughts, Jesus added: "Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness." Jesus' concessions (in certain cases) to material methods were for the advancement of spiritual good.
    (Marriage temporal)
    Marriage is the legal and moral provision for generation among human kind. Until the spiritual creation is discerned intact, is apprehended and understood, and His kingdom is come as in the vision of the Apocalypse, - where the corporeal sense of creation was cast out, and its spiritual sense was revealed from heaven, - marriage will continue, subject to such moral regulations as will secure increasing virtue.

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 58:12

    (Mutual freedom)
    There is moral freedom in Soul. Never contract the horizon of a worthy outlook by the selfish exaction of all another's time and thoughts. With additional joys, benevolence should grow more diffusive. The narrowness and jealousy, which would confine a wife or a husband forever within four walls, will not promote the sweet interchange of confidence and love; but on the other hand, a wandering desire for incessant amusement outside the home circle is a poor augury for the happiness of wedlock. Home is the dearest spot on earth, and it should be the centre, though not the boundary, of the affections.

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 59:27

    (Permanent obligation)
    The nuptial vow should never be annulled, so long as its moral obligations are kept intact; but the frequency of divorce shows that the sacredness of this relationship is losing its influence, and that fatal mistakes are undermining its foundations. Separation never should take place, and it never would, if both husband and wife were genuine Christian Scientists. Science inevitably lifts one's being higher in the scale of harmony and happiness.

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 64:17

    (Progressive development)
    Marriage should signify a union of hearts. Furthermore, the time cometh of which Jesus spake, when he declared that in the resurrection there should be no more marrying nor giving in marriage, but man would be as the angels. Then shall Soul rejoice in its own, in which passion has no part. Then white-robed purity will unite in one person masculine wisdom and feminine love, spiritual understanding and perpetual peace.


Section 4


John 4:46-53

    46 So Jesus came again into Cana of
Galilee, where he made the water
wine. And there was a certain
nobleman, whose son was sick at
Capernaum.

    47 When he heard that Jesus was
come out of Judaea into Galilee, he
went unto him, and besought him that
he would come down, and heal his son:
for he was at the point of death.

    48 Then said Jesus unto him, Except
ye see signs and wonders, ye will not
believe.

    49 The nobleman saith unto him,
Sir, come down ere my child die.

    50 Jesus saith unto him, Go thy
way; thy son liveth. And the man
believed the word that Jesus had
spoken unto him, and he went his way.


    51 And as he was now going down,
his servants met him, and told him,
saying, Thy son liveth.

    52 Then inquired he of them the
hour when he began to amend. And they
said unto him, Yesterday at the
seventh hour the fever left him.

    53 So the father knew that it was
at the same hour, in the which Jesus
said unto him, Thy son liveth: and
himself believed, and his whole
house.

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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 51:19-24

    (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. His purpose in healing was not alone to restore health, but to demonstrate his divine Principle. He was inspired by God, by Truth and Love, in all that he said and did.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 454:17-2


    (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. Wait patiently for divine Love to move upon the waters of mortal mind, and form the perfect concept. Patience must "have her perfect work."
    (Continuity of interest)
    Do not dismiss students at the close of a class term, feeling that you have no more to do for them. Let your loving care and counsel support all their feeble footsteps, until your students tread firmly in the straight and narrow way. 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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 366:24


    (Source of calmness)
    The sick are terrified by their sick beliefs, and sinners should be affrighted by their sinful beliefs; but the Christian Scientist will be calm in the presence of both sin and disease, knowing, as he does, that Life is God and God is All.


Section 5


Matthew 5:43,44

    43 #Ye have heard that it hath been
said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour,
and hate thine enemy.

    44 But I say unto you, Love your
enemies, bless them that curse you,
do good to them that hate you, and
pray for them which despitefully use
you, and persecute you;

***
Luke 23:8,11,20,21,33-35,46,47

    8 #And when Herod saw Jesus, he was
exceeding glad: for he was desirous
to see him of a long season, because
he had heard many things of him; and
he hoped to have seen some miracle
done by him.

    11 And Herod with his men of war
set him at nought, and mocked him,
and arrayed him in a gorgeous robe,
and sent him again to Pilate.

    20 Pilate therefore, willing to
release Jesus, spake again to them.

    21 But they cried, saying, Crucify
him, crucify him.

    33 And when they were come to the
place, which is called Calvary, there
they crucified him, and the
malefactors, one on the right hand,
and the other on the left.

    34 #Then said Jesus, Father,
forgive them; for they know not what
they do. And they parted his raiment,
and cast lots.

    35 And the people stood beholding.
And the rulers also with them derided
him, saying, He saved others; let him
save himself, if he be Christ, the
chosen of God.

    46 #And when Jesus had cried with a
loud voice, he said, Father, into thy
hands I commend my spirit: and having
said thus, he gave up the ghost.

    47 Now when the centurion saw what
was done, he glorified God, saying,
Certainly this was a righteous man.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 49:14-4


    (Heaven's sentinel)
    The meek demonstrator of good, the highest instructor and friend of man, met his earthly fate alone with God. No human eye was there to pity, no arm to save. Forsaken by all whom he had blessed, this faithful sentinel of God at the highest post of power, charged with the grandest trust of heaven, was ready to be transformed by the renewing of the infinite Spirit. He was to prove that the Christ is not subject to material conditions, but is above the reach of human wrath, and is able, through Truth, Life, and Love, to triumph over sin, sickness, death, and the grave.
    (Cruel contumely)
    The priests and rabbis, before whom he had meekly walked, and those to whom he had given the highest proofs of divine power, mocked him on the cross, saying derisively, "He saved others; himself he cannot save." These scoffers, who turned "aside the right of a man before the face of the Most High," esteemed Jesus as "stricken, smitten of God." He is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth." Who shall declare his generation?" Who shall decide what truth and love are?

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 36:10

    (Final purpose)
    Jesus endured the shame, that he might pour his dear-bought bounty into barren lives. What was his earthly reward? He was forsaken by all save John, the beloved disciple, and a few women who bowed in silent woe beneath the shadow of his cross. The earthly price of spirituality in a material age and the great moral distance between Christianity and sensualism preclude Christian Science from finding favor with the worldly-minded.

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.


Section 6


John 20:1,2,11-14,16,17

    1 The first day of the week cometh
Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet
dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth
the stone taken away from the
sepulchre.

    2 Then she runneth, and cometh to
Simon Peter, and to the other
disciple, whom Jesus loved, and saith
unto them, They have taken away the
Lord out of the sepulchre, and we
know not where they have laid him.

    11 #But Mary stood without at the
sepulchre weeping: and as she wept,
she stooped down, and looked into the
sepulchre,

    12 And seeth two angels in white
sitting, the one at the head, and the
other at the feet, where the body of
Jesus had lain.

    13 And they say unto her, Woman,
why weepest thou? She saith unto
them, Because they have taken away my
Lord, and I know not where they have
laid him.

    14 And when she had thus said, she
turned herself back, and saw Jesus
standing, and knew not that it was
Jesus.

    16 Jesus saith unto her, Mary. She
turned herself, and saith unto him,
Rabboni; which is to say, Master.

    17 Jesus saith unto her, Touch me
not; for I am not yet ascended to my
Father: but go to my brethren, and
say unto them, I ascend unto my
Father, and your Father; and to my
God, and your God.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 44:5,28


    (Jesus in the tomb)
    The lonely precincts of the tomb gave Jesus a refuge from his foes, a place in which to solve the great problem of being. His three days' work in the sepulchre set the seal of eternity on time. He proved Life to be deathless and Love to be the master of hate. He met and mastered on the basis of Christian Science, the power of Mind over matter, all the claims of medicine, surgery, and hygiene.
    (Obstacles overcome)
    His disciples believed Jesus to be dead while he was hidden in the sepulchre, whereas he was alive, demonstrating within the narrow tomb the power of Spirit to overrule mortal, material sense. There were rock-ribbed walls in the way, and a great stone must be rolled from the cave's mouth; but Jesus vanquished every material obstacle, overcame every law of matter, and stepped forth from his gloomy resting-place, crowned with the glory of a sublime success, an everlasting victory.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 54:8-16

    (Inspiration of sacrifice)
    Who is ready to follow his teaching and example? All must sooner or later plant themselves in Christ, the true idea of God. That he might liberally pour his dear-bought treasures into empty or sin-filled human storehouses, was the inspiration of Jesus' intense human sacrifice. In witness of his divine commission, he presented the proof that Life, Truth, and Love heal the sick and the sinning, and triumph over death through Mind, not matter.

Subheadings in this lesson

05 1 - God's standard
05 1 - Scriptures misinterpreted
05 1 - Vain ecstasies
05 1 - Man inseparable from Love
05 2 - The sole governor
05 2 - Assistance in brotherhood
05 2 - Universal brotherhood
05 3 - - Marriage -
05 3 - Marriage temporal
05 3 - Mutual freedom
05 3 - Permanent obligation
05 3 - Progressive development
05 4 - Healing early lost
05 4 - Example for our salvation
05 4 - Love the incentive
05 4 - Continuity of interest
05 4 - Source of calmness
05 5 - Heaven's sentinel
05 5 - Cruel contumely
05 5 - Final purpose
05 5 - Suffering inevitable
05 6 - Jesus in the tomb
05 6 - Obstacles overcome
05 6 - Inspiration of sacrifice


August 4,1901

Subject: 06

SPIRIT.

oo1o



-- Golden Text --

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.


Responsive Reading


I Corinthians 12:1-13

    1 Now concerning spiritual gifts,
brethren, I would not have you
ignorant.

    2 Ye know that ye were Gentiles,
carried away unto these dumb idols,
even as ye were led.

    3 Wherefore I give you to
understand, that no man speaking by
the Spirit of God calleth Jesus
accursed: and that no man can say
that Jesus is the Lord, but by the
Holy Ghost.

    4 Now there are diversities of
gifts, but the same Spirit.

    5 And there are differences of
administrations, but the same Lord.

    6 And there are diversities of
operations, but it is the same God
which worketh all in all.

    7 But the manifestation of the
Spirit is given to every man to
profit withal.

    8 For to one is given by the Spirit
the word of wisdom; to another the
word of knowledge by the same Spirit;


    9 To another faith by the same
Spirit; to another the gifts of
healing by the same Spirit;

    10 To another the working of
miracles; to another prophecy; to
another discerning of spirits; to
another divers kinds of tongues; to
another the interpretation of
tongues:

    11 But all these worketh that one
and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to
every man severally as he will.

    12 For as the body is one, and hath
many members, and all the members of
that one body, being many, are one
body: so also is Christ.

    13 For by one Spirit are we all
baptized into one body, whether we be
Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond
or free; and have been all made to
drink into one Spirit.


Section 1


Isaiah 48:16

    16 #Come ye near unto me, hear ye
this; I have not spoken in secret
from the beginning; from the time
that it was, there am I: and now the
Lord God, and his Spirit, hath sent
me.

***
John 3:34

    34 For he whom God hath sent
speaketh the words of God: for God
giveth not the Spirit by measure unto
him.
John 4:24

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

***
Galatians 6:8

    8 For he that soweth to his flesh
shall of the flesh reap corruption;
but he that soweth to the Spirit
shall of the Spirit reap life
everlasting.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 344:32-6


    (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?

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


Genesis 1:27

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

***
John 3:6

    6 That which is born of the flesh
is flesh; and that which is born of
the Spirit is 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.

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.

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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 305:20

    (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. Because man is the reflection of his Maker, he is not subject to birth, growth, maturity, decay. These mortal dreams are of human origin, not divine.


Section 3


Ephesians 1:3,13,14

    3 Blessed be the God and Father of
our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath
blessed us with all spiritual
blessings in heavenly places in
Christ:

    13 In whom ye also trusted, after
that ye heard the word of truth, the
gospel of your salvation: in whom
also after that ye believed, ye were
sealed with that holy Spirit of
promise,

    14 Which is the earnest of our
inheritance until the redemption of
the purchased possession, unto the
praise of his glory.

***
Galatians 3:16-19

    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.

***
I John 2:24,25

    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.

    25 And this is the promise that he
hath promised us, even eternal life.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 328:28


    (Promise perpetual)
    Jesus' promise is perpetual. Had it been given only to his immediate disciples, the Scriptural passage would read you, not they. The purpose of his great life - work extends through time and includes universal humanity. Its Principle is infinite, reaching beyond the pale of a single period or of a limited following. As time moves on, the healing elements of pure Christianity will be fairly dealt with; they will be sought and taught, and will glow in all the grandeur of universal goodness.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 14:12-22


    (Spiritualized consciousness)
    Become conscious for a single moment that Life and intelligence are purely spiritual, - neither in nor of matter, - and the body will then utter no complaints. If suffering from a belief in sickness, you will find yourself suddenly well. Sorrow is turned into joy when the body is controlled by spiritual Life, Truth, and Love. Hence the hope of the promise Jesus bestows: "He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; . . . because I go unto my Father," - [because the Ego is absent from the body, and present with Truth and Love.]

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.


Section 4


Galatians 3:2,5,7,13,14

    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?

    7 Know ye therefore that they which
are of faith, the same are the
children of Abraham.

    13 Christ hath redeemed us from the
curse of the law, being made a curse
for us: for it is written, Cursed is
every one that hangeth on a tree:

    14 That the blessing of Abraham
might come on the Gentiles through
Jesus Christ; that we might receive
the promise of the Spirit through
faith.
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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 512:8


    (Seraphic symbols)
    Spirit is symbolized by strength, presence, and power, and also by holy thoughts, winged with Love. These angels of His presence, which have the holiest charge, abound in the spiritual atmosphere of Mind, and consequently reproduce their own characteristics. Their individual forms we know not, but we do know that their natures are allied to God's nature; and spiritual blessings, thus typified, are the externalized, yet subjective, states of faith and spiritual understanding.

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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 368:14


    (Results of faith in Truth)
    When we come to have more faith in the truth of being than we have in error, more faith in Spirit than in matter, more faith in living than in dying, more faith in God than in man, then no material suppositions can prevent us from healing the sick and destroying error.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 395:11

    (Divine authority)
    When divine Science overcomes faith in a carnal mind, and faith in God destroys all faith in sin and in material methods of healing, then sin, disease, and death will disappear.


Section 5


Proverbs 1:20,23

    20 #Wisdom crieth without; she
uttereth her voice in the streets:

    23 Turn you at my reproof: behold,
I will pour out my spirit unto you, I
will make known my words unto you.
Proverbs 25:12

    12 As an earring of gold, and an
ornament of fine gold, so is a wise
reprover upon an obedient ear.

***
Psalm 141:5,6

    5 Let the righteous smite me; it
shall be a kindness: and let him
reprove me; it shall be an excellent
oil, which shall not break my head:
for yet my prayer also shall be in
their calamities.

    6 When their judges are overthrown
in stony places, they shall hear my
words; for they are sweet.

***
Galatians 6:1

    1 Brethren, if a man be overtaken
in a fault, ye which are spiritual,
restore such an one in the spirit of
meekness; considering thyself, lest
thou also be tempted.

***
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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 23:17


    (Doctrines and faith)
    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 (PLATFORM) - 332:15

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


    (-9- The Son of God)
    As Paul says: "There is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus." The corporeal man Jesus was human.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 509:29


    (Spiritual ideas apprehended)
    Knowing the Science of creation, in which all is Mind and its ideas, Jesus rebuked the material thought of his fellow-countrymen: "Ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?" How much more should we seek to apprehend the spiritual ideas of God, than to dwell on the objects of sense! To discern the rhythm of Spirit and to be holy, thought must be purely spiritual.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 452:12-15


    (Egotistic darkness)
    When error confronts you, withhold not the rebuke or the explanation which destroys error. Never breathe an immoral atmosphere, unless in the attempt to purify it.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 8:28


    (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. If a friend informs us of a fault, do we listen patiently to the rebuke and credit what is said? Do we not rather give thanks that we are "not as other men"? During many years the author has been most grateful for merited rebuke. The wrong lies in unmerited censure, - in the falsehood which does no one any good.


Section 6


Ephesians 5:6-10

    6 Let no man deceive you with vain
words: for because of these things
cometh the wrath of God upon the
children of disobedience.

    7 Be not ye therefore partakers
with them.

    8 For ye were sometimes darkness,
but now are ye light in the Lord:
walk as children of light:

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

    10 Proving what is acceptable unto
the Lord.

***
II Corinthians 9:6,10,12

    6 But this I say, He which soweth
sparingly shall reap also sparingly;
and he which soweth bountifully shall
reap also bountifully.

    10 Now he that ministereth seed to
the sower both minister bread for your
food, and multiply your seed sown,
and increase the fruits of your
righteousness;)

    12 For the administration of this
service not only supplieth the want
of the saints, but is abundant also
by many thanksgivings unto God;

***
Galatians 5:22,23

    22 But the fruit of the Spirit is
love, joy, peace, longsuffering,
gentleness, goodness, faith,

    23 Meekness, temperance: against
such there is no law.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 451:14


    (Treasure in heaven)
    Man walks in the direction towards which he looks, and where his treasure is, there will his heart be also. 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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 496:9

(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." Your fruits will prove what the understanding of God brings to man. Hold perpetually this thought, - that it is the spiritual idea, the Holy Ghost and Christ, which enables you to demonstrate, with scientific certainty, the rule of healing, based upon its divine Principle, Love, underlying, overlying, and encompassing all true being.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 459:24-27


    (Certainty of results)
    To mortal sense Christian Science seems abstract, but the process is simple and the results are sure if the Science is understood. The tree must be good, which produces good fruit.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 348:26


    (Full fruitage yet to come)
    I have never supposed the world would immediately witness the full fruitage of Christian Science, or that sin, disease, and death would not be believed for an indefinite time; but this I do aver, that, as a result of teaching Christian Science, ethics and temperance have received an impulse, health has been restored, and longevity increased. If such are the present fruits, what will the harvest be, when this Science is more generally understood?


Section 7


Psalm 32:2

    2 Blessed is the man unto whom the
Lord imputeth not iniquity, and in
whose spirit there is no guile.
Psalm 37:37

    37 Mark the perfect man, and behold
the upright: for the end of that man
is peace.

***
Ephesians 4:1-3,13

    1 I therefore, the prisoner of the
Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy
of the vocation wherewith ye are
called,

    2 With all lowliness and meekness,
with longsuffering, forbearing one
another in love;

    3 Endeavouring to keep the unity of
the Spirit in the bond of peace.

    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:

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 518:21-29(to .)


    (Assistance in brotherhood)
    All the varied expressions of God reflect health, holiness, immortality - infinite Life, Truth, and Love.



    (Perfection of creation)
    Genesis i. 31. And God saw everything that He had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.



    The divine Principle, or Spirit, comprehends and expresses all, and all must therefore be as perfect as the divine Principle is perfect.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 519:11

    (Infinity measureless)
    Human capacity is slow to discern and to grasp God's creation and the divine power and presence which go with it, demonstrating its spiritual origin. Mortals can never know the infinite, until they throw off the old man and reach the spiritual image and likeness. What can fathom infinity! How shall we declare Him, till, in the language of the apostle, "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"?

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 476:32-7

(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)
    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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 485:14-24

(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)
    Emerge gently from matter into Spirit. Think not to thwart the spiritual ultimate of all things, but come naturally into Spirit through better health and morals and as the result of spiritual growth. 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."

Subheadings in this lesson

06 1 - Omnipotence set forth
06 1 - -17- Infinite Spirit
06 1 - Derivatives of spirit
06 2 - Spiritual origin
06 2 - Definition of man
06 2 - Inverted images
06 3 - Promise perpetual
06 3 - Spiritualized consciousness
06 3 - Injustice to the Saviour
06 4 - Seraphic symbols
06 4 - Spiritual translation
06 4 - Results of faith in Truth
06 4 - Divine authority
06 5 - Doctrines and faith
06 5 - -9- The Son of God
06 5 - Spiritual ideas apprehended
06 5 - Egotistic darkness
06 5 - Searching the heart
06 6 - Treasure in heaven
06 6 - Condition of progress
06 6 - Certainty of results
06 6 - Full fruitage yet to come
06 7 - Assistance in brotherhood
06 7 - Perfection of creation
06 7 - Infinity measureless
06 7 - The kingdom within
06 7 - Scientific translations


August 11,1901

Subject: 07

SOUL.

o1oo



-- Golden Text --

Psalm 34:2

    2 My soul shall make her boast in
the Lord: the humble shall hear
thereof, and be glad.


Responsive Reading


Psalm 66:1-10,16-20

    1 Make a joyful noise unto God,
all ye lands:

    2 Sing forth the honour of his
name: make his praise glorious.

    3 Say unto God, How terrible art
thou in thy works! through the
greatness of thy power shall thine
enemies submit themselves unto thee.

    4 All the earth shall worship thee,
and shall sing unto thee; they shall
sing to thy name.

    5 Come and see the works of God: he
is terrible in his doing toward the
children of men.

    6 He turned the sea into dry land:
they went through the flood on foot:
there did we rejoice in him.

    7 He ruleth by his power for ever;
his eyes behold the nations: let not
the rebellious exalt themselves.


    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.

    10 For thou, O God, hast proved us:
thou hast tried us, as silver is
tried.

    16 Come and hear, all ye that fear
God, and I will declare what he hath
done for my soul.

    17 I cried unto him with my mouth,
and he was extolled with my tongue.

    18 If I regard iniquity in my
heart, the Lord will not hear me:

    19 But verily God hath heard me; he
hath attended to the voice of my
prayer.

    20 Blessed be God, which hath not
turned away my prayer, nor his mercy
from me.


Section 1


II Kings 19:15

    15 And Hezekiah prayed before the
Lord, and said, O Lord God of Israel,
which dwellest between the cherubims,
thou art the God, even thou alone, of
all the kingdoms of the earth; thou
hast made heaven and earth.

***
Isaiah 40:12,21,22,26

    12 #Who hath measured the waters in
the hollow of his hand, and meted out
heaven with the span, and
comprehended the dust of the earth in
a measure, and weighed the mountains
in scales, and the hills in a
balance?

    21 Have ye not known? have ye not
heard? hath it not been told you from
the beginning? have ye not understood
from the foundations of the earth?

    22 It is he that sitteth upon the
circle of the earth, and the
inhabitants thereof are as
grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the
heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth
them out as a tent to dwell in:

    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.

***
Hebrews 11:3

    3 Through faith we understand that
the worlds were framed by the word of
God, so that things which are seen
were not made of things which do
appear.

***
Psalm 40:5

    5 Many, O Lord my God, are thy
wonderful works which thou hast done,
and thy thoughts which are to
us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up
in order unto thee: if I would
declare and speak of them, they are
more than can be numbered.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 70:15


    (Real and unreal identity) What is Soul? Does life or soul exist in the thing formed?

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 71:5

    The identity, or idea, of all reality continues forever; but Spirit, or the divine Principle of all, is not in Spirit's formations. Soul is synonymous with Spirit, God, the creative, governing, infinite Principle outside of finite form, which forms only reflect.

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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 466:19

(04) Question: What are spirits and souls?
ADAM = Evil.
Topic: Truth


    (Mankind redeemed)
    The term souls or spirits is as improper as the term gods. Soul or Spirit signifies Deity and nothing else. There is no finite soul nor spirit. Soul or Spirit means only one Mind, and cannot be rendered in the plural. 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.


Section 2


Psalm 63:1-8

    1 O God, thou art my God; early
will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth
for thee, my flesh longeth for thee
in a dry and thirsty land, where no
water is;

    2 To see thy power and thy glory,
so as I have seen thee in the
sanctuary.

    3 Because thy lovingkindness is
better than life, my lips shall
praise thee.

    4 Thus will I bless thee while I
live: I will lift up my hands in thy
name.

    5 My soul shall be satisfied as
with marrow and fatness; and my mouth
shall praise thee with joyful lips:

    6 When I remember thee upon my bed,
and meditate on thee in the night
watches.

    7 Because thou hast been my help,
therefore in the shadow of thy wings
will I rejoice.

    8 My soul followeth hard after
thee: thy right hand upholdeth me.
Psalm 66:8-10

    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.

    10 For thou, O God, hast proved us:
thou hast tried us, as silver is
tried.
Psalm 62:5,7

    5 My soul, wait thou only upon God;
for my expectation is from him.

    7 In God is my salvation and my
glory: the rock of my strength, and
my refuge, is in God.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 309:24-17


    (Life never structural)
    The Science of being shows it to be impossible for infinite Spirit or Soul to be in a finite body or for man to have an intelligence separate from his Maker. 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.
    (Thought seen as substance)
    The artist is not in his painting. The picture is the artist's thought objectified. The human belief fancies that it delineates thought on matter, but what is matter? Did it exist prior to thought? Matter is made up of supposititious mortal mind-force; but all might is divine Mind. Thought will finally be understood and seen in all form, substance, and color, but without material accompaniments. The potter is not in the clay; else the clay would have power over the potter. God is His own infinite Mind, and expresses all.
    (The central intelligence)
    Day may decline and shadows fall, but darkness flees when the earth has again turned upon its axis. The sun is not affected by the revolution of the earth. So Science reveals Soul as God, untouched by sin and death, - as the central Life and intelligence around which circle harmoniously all things in the systems of Mind.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 311:14-22

    (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.


Section 3


Psalm 110:1,4

    1 The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit
thou at my right hand, until I make
thine enemies thy footstool.

    4 The Lord hath sworn, and will not
repent, Thou art a priest for ever
after the order of Melchizedek.

***
Hebrews 7:1-3,14-17,26

    1 For this Melchisedec, king of
Salem, priest of the most high God,
who met Abraham returning from the
slaughter of the kings, and blessed
him;

    2 To whom also Abraham gave a tenth
part of all; first being by
interpretation King of righteousness,
and after that also King of Salem,
which is, King of peace;

    3 Without father, without mother,
without descent, having neither
beginning of days, nor end of life;
but made like unto the Son of God;
abideth a priest continually.

    14 For it is evident that our Lord
sprang out of Juda; of which tribe
Moses spake nothing concerning
priesthood.

    15 And it is yet far more evident:
for that after the similitude of
Melchisedec there ariseth another
priest,

    16 Who is made, not after the law
of a carnal commandment, but after
the power of an endless life.

    17 For he testifieth, Thou art a
priest for ever after the order of
Melchisedec.

    26 For such an high priest became
us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled,
separate from sinners, and made
higher than the heavens;

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 481:28-32

(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


    (Sense and pure Soul) Soul is the divine Principle of man and never sins, - hence the immortality of Soul. In Science we learn that it is material sense, not Soul, which sins; and it will be found that it is the sense of sin which is lost, and not a sinful soul.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 30:19-32


    (Rebukes helpful)
    As the individual ideal of Truth, Christ Jesus came to rebuke rabbinical error and all sin, sickness, and death, - to point out the way of Truth and Life. This ideal was demonstrated throughout the whole earthly career of Jesus, showing the difference between the offspring of Soul and of material sense, of Truth and of error.
    If we have triumphed sufficiently over the errors of material sense to allow Soul to hold the control, we shall loathe sin and rebuke it under every mask. Only in this way can we bless our enemies, though they may not so construe our words. We cannot choose for ourselves, but must work out our salvation in the way Jesus taught.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 337:7-19

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


    (-25- Man reflects the perfect God)
    For true happiness, man must harmonize with his Principle, divine Love; the Son must be in accord with the Father, in conformity with Christ. According to divine Science, man is in a degree as perfect as the Mind that forms him. The truth of being makes man harmonious and immortal, while error is mortal and discordant.
    (-26- Purity the path to perfection)
    XXVI. Christian Science demonstrates that none but the pure in heart can see God, as the gospel teaches. 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.


Section 4


Exodus 10:1-3

    1 And the Lord said unto Moses, Go
in unto Pharaoh: for I have hardened
his heart, and the heart of his
servants, that I might shew these my
signs before him:

    2 And that thou mayest tell in the
ears of thy son, and of thy son's son,
what things I have wrought in Egypt,
and my signs which I have done among
them; that ye may know how that I am
the Lord.

    3 And Moses and Aaron came in unto
Pharaoh, and said unto him, Thus saith
the Lord God of the Hebrews, How long
wilt thou refuse to humble thyself
before me? let my people go, that
they may serve me.

***
Psalm 19:8

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

***
Romans 7:5,6,12

    5 For when we were in the flesh,
the motions of sins, which were by
the law, did work in our members to
bring forth fruit unto death.

    6 But now we are delivered from the
law, that being dead wherein we were
held; that we should serve in newness
of spirit, and not in the oldness of
the letter.

    12 Wherefore the law is holy, and
the commandment holy, and just, and
good.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 467:1-8

(05) Question: What are the demands of the Science of Soul?
ADAM = The opposite of good,- of God and His creation.
Topic: Love


    (Two chief commands)
    Question. - What are the demands of the Science of Soul?
    Answer. - The first demand of this Science is, "Thou shalt have no other gods before me." This me is Spirit. Therefore the command means this: Thou shalt have no intelligence, no life, no substance, no truth, no love, but that which is spiritual. The second is like unto it, "Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself."

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 119:25


    (The sun and Soul)
    In viewing the sunrise, one finds that it contradicts the evidence before the senses to believe that the earth is in motion and the sun at rest. As astronomy reverses the human perception of the movement of the solar system, so Christian Science reverses the seeming relation of Soul and body and makes body tributary to Mind. Thus it is with man, who is but the humble servant of the restful Mind, though it seems otherwise to finite sense. But we shall never understand this while we admit that soul is in body or mind in matter, and that man is included in non-intelligence. Soul, or Spirit, is God, unchangeable and eternal; and man coexists with and reflects Soul, God, for man is God's image.

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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 220:26-30

    (Volition far-reaching)
    The belief that either fasting or feasting makes men better morally or physically is one of the fruits of "the tree of the knowledge of good and evil," concerning which God said, "Thou shalt not eat of it."

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 488:27

(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)
    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.


Section 5


Isaiah 12:2,3

    2 Behold, God is my salvation; I
will trust, and not be afraid: for
the Lord JEHOVAH is my strength and
my song; he also is become my
salvation.

    3 Therefore with joy shall ye draw
water out of the wells of salvation.

***
Acts 2:22,25-28

    22 Ye men of Israel, hear these
words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man
approved of God among you by miracles
and wonders and signs, which God did
by him in the midst of you, as ye
yourselves also know:

    25 For David speaketh concerning
him, I foresaw the Lord always before
my face, for he is on my right hand,
that I should not be moved:

    26 Therefore did my heart rejoice,
and my tongue was glad; moreover also
my flesh shall rest in hope:

    27 Because thou wilt not leave my
soul in hell, neither wilt thou
suffer thine Holy One to see
corruption.

    28 Thou hast made known to me the
ways of life; thou shalt make me full
of joy with thy countenance.

***
John 15:9-11

    9 As the Father hath loved me, so
have I loved you: continue ye in my
love.

    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.

    11 These things have I spoken unto
you, that my joy might remain in you,
and that your joy might be full.

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 60:29-6


    (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. Higher enjoyments alone can satisfy the cravings of immortal man. We cannot circumscribe happiness within the limits of personal sense. The senses confer no real enjoyment.
    (Ascendency of good)
    The good in human affections must have ascendency over the evil and the spiritual over the animal, or happiness will never be won.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 273:16


    (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.

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).

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 481:2

(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)
    Man is tributary to God, Spirit, and to nothing else. God's being is infinity, freedom, harmony, and boundless bliss. "Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty." Like the archpriests of yore, man is free "to enter into the holiest," - the realm of God.

Subheadings in this lesson

07 1 - Real and unreal identity
07 1 - -19- Soul and Spirit one
07 1 - Mankind redeemed
07 2 - Life never structural
07 2 - Thought seen as substance
07 2 - The central intelligence
07 2 - Soul impeccable
07 3 - Sense and pure Soul
07 3 - Rebukes helpful
07 3 - -25- Man reflects the perfect God
07 3 - -26- Purity the path to perfection
07 4 - Two chief commands
07 4 - The sun and Soul
07 4 - Jesus' disregard of matter
07 4 - Volition far-reaching
07 4 - All faculties from Mind
07 5 - Spiritual concord
07 5 - Ascendency of good
07 5 - Science versus sense
07 5 - Old and new man
07 5 - Vapor and nothingness


August 18,1901

Subject: 08

MIND.

1ooo



-- Golden Text --

Isaiah 26:3

    3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect
peace, whose mind is stayed on thee:
because he trusteth in thee.


Responsive Reading


Job 22:12-23,26-29

    12 Is not God in the height of
heaven? and behold the height of the
stars, how high they are!

    13 And thou sayest, How doth God
know? can he judge through the dark
cloud?

    14 Thick clouds are a covering to
him, that he seeth not; and he
walketh in the circuit of heaven.

    15 Hast thou marked the old way
which wicked men have trodden?

    16 Which were cut down out of time,
whose foundation was overflown with a
flood:

    17 Which said unto God, Depart from
us: and what can the Almighty do for
them?

    18 Yet he filled their houses with
good things: but the counsel of the
wicked is far from me.

    19 The righteous see it, and are
glad: and the innocent laugh them to
scorn.

    20 Whereas our substance is not cut
down, but the remnant of them the
fire consumeth.

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

    22 Receive, I pray thee, the law
from his mouth, and lay up his words
in thine heart.

    23 If thou return to the Almighty,
thou shalt be built up, thou shalt put
away iniquity far from thy
tabernacles.

    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.

    28 Thou shalt also decree a thing,
and it shall be established unto thee:
and the light shall shine upon thy
ways.

    29 When men are cast down, then
thou shalt say, There is lifting up;
and he shall save the humble person.


Section 1


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.

***
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.

***
James 1:18

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

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 256:6,32


    (No material creation)
    Mind, not matter, is the creator. Love, the divine Principle, is the Father and Mother of the universe, including man.
    (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 - 257:12

    (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. The material senses and human conceptions would translate spiritual ideas into material beliefs, and would say that an anthropomorphic God, instead of infinite Principle, - in other words, divine Love, - is the father of the rain, "who hath begotten the drops of dew," who bringeth "forth Mazzaroth in his season," and guideth "Arcturus with his sons."

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 240:1-6


    (Some lessons from nature)
    Nature voices natural, spiritual law and divine Love, but human belief misinterprets nature. Arctic regions, sunny tropics, giant hills, winged winds, mighty billows, verdant vales, festive flowers, and glorious heavens, - all point to Mind, the spiritual intelligence they reflect.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 258:13-24


    (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.
    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. The human capacities are enlarged and perfected in proportion as humanity gains the true conception of man and God.


Section 2


Psalm 45:6

    6 Thy throne, O God, is for ever
and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom
is a right sceptre.
Psalm 66:7

    7 He ruleth by his power for ever;
his eyes behold the nations: let not
the rebellious exalt themselves.

***
Job 23:13

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

***
Daniel 4:3

    3 How great are his signs! and how
mighty are his wonders! his kingdom is
an everlasting kingdom, and his
dominion is from generation to
generation.

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.

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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 480:10

(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) Consciousness, as well as action, is governed by Mind, - is in God, the origin and governor of all that Science reveals. Material sense has its realm apart from Science in the unreal. 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.

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.


Section 3


Psalm 92:5

    5 O Lord, how great are thy works!
and thy thoughts are very deep.

***
Exodus 14:13,15,16,21,22

    13 #And Moses said unto the people,
Fear ye not, stand still, and see the
salvation of the Lord, which he will
shew to you to day: for the Egyptians
whom ye have seen to day, ye shall
see them again no more for ever.

    15 #And the Lord said unto Moses,
Wherefore criest thou unto me? speak
unto the children of Israel, that
they go forward:

    16 But lift thou up thy rod, and
stretch out thine hand over the sea,
and divide it: and the children of
Israel shall go on dry ground through
the midst of the sea.

    21 And Moses stretched out his hand
over the sea; and the Lord caused the
sea to go back by a strong east wind
all that night, and made the sea dry
land, and the waters were divided.

    22 And the children of Israel went
into the midst of the sea upon the dry
ground: and the waters were a wall
unto them on their right hand, and on
their left.

***
Matthew 8:18,23-27

    18 #Now when Jesus saw great
multitudes about him, he gave
commandment to depart unto the other
side.

    23 #And when he was entered into a
ship, his disciples followed him.

    24 And, behold, there arose a great
tempest in the sea, insomuch that the
ship was covered with the waves: but
he was asleep.

    25 And his disciples came to him,
and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us:
we perish.

    26 And he saith unto them, Why are
ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then
he arose, and rebuked the winds and
the sea; and there was a great calm.

    27 But the men marvelled, saying,
What manner of man is this, that even
the winds and the sea obey him!

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 133:8


    (Faith according to works)
    In Egypt, it was Mind which saved the Israelites from belief in the plagues. In the wilderness, streams flowed from the rock, and manna fell from the sky. The Israelites looked upon the brazen serpent, and straightway believed that they were healed of the poisonous stings of vipers. In national prosperity, miracles attended the successes of the Hebrews; but when they departed from the true idea, their demoralization began. Even in captivity among foreign nations, the divine Principle wrought wonders for the people of God in the fiery furnace and in kings' palaces.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 134:21-11

    (Basis of miracles)
    The true Logos is demonstrably Christian Science, the natural law of harmony which overcomes discord, - not because this Science is supernatural or preternatural, nor because it is an infraction of divine law, but because it is the immutable law of God, good. Jesus said: "I knew that Thou hearest me always;" and he raised Lazarus from the dead, stilled the tempest, healed the sick, walked on the water. There is divine authority for believing in the superiority of spiritual power over material resistance.
    A miracle fulfils God's law, but does not violate that law. This fact at present seems more mysterious than the miracle itself. The Psalmist sang: "What ailed thee, O thou sea, that thou fleddest? Thou Jordan, that thou wast driven back? Ye mountains, that ye skipped like rams, and ye little hills, like lambs? Tremble, thou earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob." The miracle introduces no disorder, but unfolds the primal order, establishing the Science of God's unchangeable law. Spiritual evolution alone is worthy of the exercise of divine power.
    (Fear and sickness identical)
    The same power which heals sin heals also sickness.


Section 4


Isaiah 26:13

    13 O Lord our God, other lords
beside thee have had dominion over
us: but by thee only will we make
mention of thy name.

***
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.

Romans 6:12,13

    12 Let not sin therefore reign in
your mortal body, that ye should obey
it in the lusts thereof.

    13 Neither yield ye your members as
instruments of unrighteousness unto
sin: but yield yourselves unto God,
as those that are alive from the
dead, and your members as instruments
of righteousness unto God.

***
I Corinthians 9:24-27

    24 Know ye not that they which run
in a race run all, but one receiveth
the prize? So run, that ye may
obtain.

    25 And every man that striveth for
the mastery is temperate in all
things. Now they do it to obtain a
corruptible crown; but we an
incorruptible.

    26 I therefore so run, not as
uncertainly; so fight I, not as one
that beateth the air:

    27 But I keep under my body, and
bring it into subjection: lest that
by any means, when I have preached to
others, I myself should be a
castaway.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 177:8-11


    (Mental and physical oneness)
    Mortal mind and body are one. Neither exists without the other, and both must be destroyed by immortal Mind. Matter, or body, is but a false concept of mortal mind.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 400:26


    (Mortal mind controlled)
    The action of so-called mortal mind must be destroyed by the divine Mind to bring out the harmony of being. Without divine control there is discord, manifest as sin, sickness, and death.

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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 251:15

    (Mortal mind's disappearance)
    We must learn how mankind govern the body, - whether through faith in hygiene, in drugs, or in willpower. We should learn whether they govern the body through a belief in the necessity of sickness and death, sin and pardon, or govern it from the higher understanding that the divine Mind makes perfect, acts upon the so-called human mind through truth, leads the human mind to relinquish all error, to find the divine Mind to be the only Mind, and the healer of sin, disease, death. This process of higher spiritual understanding improves mankind until error disappears, and nothing is left which deserves to perish or to be punished.


Section 5


Psalm 107:20

    20 He sent his word, and healed
them, and delivered them from their
destructions.
Psalm 147:5,15

    5 Great is our Lord, and of great
power: his understanding is infinite.


    15 He sendeth forth his commandment
upon earth: his word runneth very
swiftly.

***
Mark 7:25-30,32-35

    25 For a certain woman, whose young
daughter had an unclean spirit, heard
of him, and came and fell at his
feet:

    26 The woman was a Greek, a
Syrophenician by nation; and she
besought him that he would cast forth
the devil out of her daughter.

    27 But Jesus said unto her, Let the
children first be filled: for it is
not meet to take the children's
bread, and to cast it unto the dogs.

    28 And she answered and said unto
him, Yes, Lord: yet the dogs under
the table eat of the children's
crumbs.

    29 And he said unto her, For this
saying go thy way; the devil is gone
out of thy daughter.

    30 And when she was come to her
house, she found the devil gone out,
and her daughter laid upon the bed.

    32 And they bring unto him one that
was deaf, and had an impediment in
his speech; and they beseech him to
put his hand upon him.

    33 And he took him aside from the
multitude, and put his fingers into
his ears, and he spit, and touched
his tongue;

    34 And looking up to heaven, he
sighed, and saith unto him,
Ephphatha, that is, Be opened.

    35 And straightway his ears were
opened, and the string of his tongue
was loosed, and he spake plain.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 456:25-30


    (This volume indispensable)
    A Christian Scientist requires my work SCIENCE AND HEALTH for his textbook, and so do all his students and patients. Why? First: Because it is the voice of Truth to this age, and contains the full statement of Christian Science, or the Science of healing through Mind.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 395:6-11


    (Divine authority)
    Like the great Exemplar, the healer should speak to disease as one having authority over it, leaving Soul to master the false evidences of the corporeal senses and to assert its claims over mortality and disease. The same Principle cures both sin and sickness.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 179:5


    (Absent patients)
    Science can heal the sick, who are absent from their healers, as well as those present, since space is no obstacle to Mind. Immortal Mind heals what eye hath not seen; but the spiritual capacity to apprehend thought and to heal by the Truth-power, is won only as man is found, not in self-righteousness, but reflecting the divine nature.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 445:19-21


    (Divine energy)
    Christian Science silences human will, quiets fear with Truth and Love, and illustrates the unlabored motion of the divine energy in healing the sick.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 459:27-31

    (Certainty of results)
    Guided by divine Truth and not guesswork, the theologus (that is, the student - the Christian and scientific expounder - of the divine law) treats disease with more certain results than any other healer on the globe.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 460:5

    (Ontology defined)
    Our system of Mind-healing rests on the apprehension of the nature and essence of all being, - on the divine Mind and Love's essential qualities. Its pharmacy is moral, and its medicine is intellectual and spiritual, though used for physical healing. Yet this most fundamental part of metaphysics is the one most difficult to understand and demonstrate, for to the material thought all is material, till such thought is rectified by Spirit.


Section 6


John 3:3

    3 Jesus answered and said unto him,
Verily, verily, I say unto thee,
Except a man be born again, he cannot
see the kingdom of God.

***
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.

***
Romans 14:17

    17 For the kingdom of God is not
meat and drink; but righteousness,
and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.

590:1 Chapter 17: Glossary
(KINGDOM OF HEAVEN)

    KINGDOM OF HEAVEN. The reign of harmony in divine Science; the realm of unerring, eternal, and omnipotent Mind; the atmosphere of Spirit, where Soul is supreme.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 122:1-7


    (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.

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 - 242:1-14


    (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.
    (The one only way)
    There is but one way to heaven, harmony, and Christ in divine Science shows us this way. It is to know no other reality - to have no other consciousness of life - than good, God and His reflection, and to rise superior to the so-called pain and pleasure of the senses.

Subheadings in this lesson

08 1 - No material creation
08 1 - Limitless Mind
08 1 - Matter is not substance
08 1 - Some lessons from nature
08 1 - Infinity's reflection
08 2 - Allness of Truth
08 2 - Mortality vanquished
08 2 - Harmony from Spirit
08 2 - A closed question
08 3 - Faith according to works
08 3 - Basis of miracles
08 3 - Fear and sickness identical
08 4 - Mental and physical oneness
08 4 - Mortal mind controlled
08 4 - Servants and masters
08 4 - Mortal mind's disappearance
08 5 - This volume indispensable
08 5 - Divine authority
08 5 - Absent patients
08 5 - Divine energy
08 5 - Certainty of results
08 5 - Ontology defined
08 6 - Opposing testimony
08 6 - Within the veil
08 6 - Spiritual baptism
08 6 - The one only way


August 25,1901

Subject: 09

CHRIST JESUS.

ooo2



-- Golden Text --

John 20:30,31

    30 #And many other signs truly did
Jesus in the presence of his
disciples, which are not written in
this book:

    31 But these are written, that ye
might believe that Jesus is the
Christ, the Son of God; and that
believing ye might have life through
his name.



Responsive Reading


Isaiah 42:1,3-7

    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.

    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.

    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.

***
Luke 1:26,27,35,46-55

    26 And in the sixth month the angel
Gabriel was sent from God unto a city
of Galilee, named Nazareth,

    27 To a virgin espoused to a man
whose name was Joseph, of the house
of David; and the virgin's name was
Mary.

    35 And the angel answered and said
unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come
upon thee, and the power of the
Highest shall overshadow thee:
therefore also that holy thing which
shall be born of thee shall be called
the Son of God.

    46 And Mary said, My soul doth
magnify the Lord,

    47 And my spirit hath rejoiced in
God my Saviour.

    48 For he hath regarded the low
estate of his handmaiden: for,
behold, from henceforth all
generations shall call me blessed.

    49 For he that is mighty hath done
to me great things; and holy is his
name.

    50 And his mercy is on them that
fear him from generation to
generation.

    51 He hath shewed strength with his
arm; he hath scattered the proud in
the imagination of their hearts.

    52 He hath put down the mighty from
their seats, and exalted them of low
degree.

    53 He hath filled the hungry with
good things; and the rich he hath
sent empty away.

    54 He hath holpen his servant
Israel, in remembrance of his mercy;

    55 As he spake to our fathers, to
Abraham, and to his seed for ever.



Section 1


Isaiah 43:1-3,11-13

    1 But now thus saith the Lord that
created thee, O Jacob, and he that
formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for
I have redeemed thee, I have called
thee by thy name; thou art mine.

    2 When thou passest through the
waters, I will be with thee; and
through the rivers, they shall not
overflow thee: when thou walkest
through the fire, thou shalt not be
burned; neither shall the flame
kindle upon thee.

    3 For I am the Lord thy God, the
Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour: I
gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia
and Seba for thee.

    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.

    13 Yea, before the day was I am he;
and there is none that can deliver
out of my hand: I will work, and who
shall let it?
Isaiah 62:11

    11 Behold, the Lord hath proclaimed
unto the end of the world, Say ye to
the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy
salvation cometh; behold, his reward
is with him, and his work before him.

***
John 1:29

    29 #The next day John seeth Jesus
coming unto him, and saith, Behold
the Lamb of God, which taketh away
the sin of the world.

***
Matthew 4:23

    23 #And Jesus went about all
Galilee, teaching in their
synagogues, and preaching the gospel
of the kingdom, and healing all
manner of sickness and all manner of
disease among the people.

***
John 14:9,10

    9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been
so long time with you, and yet hast
thou not known me, Philip? he that
hath seen me hath seen the Father;
and how sayest thou then, Shew us the
Father?

    10 Believest thou not that I am in
the Father, and the Father in me? the
words that I speak unto you I speak
not of myself: but the Father that
dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.


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 - 272:28-7

    (God the Principle of all)
    The divine Principle of the universe must interpret the universe. 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. There is no material truth. The physical senses can take no cognizance of God and spiritual Truth. Human belief has sought out many inventions, but not one of them can solve the problem of being without the divine Principle of divine Science.


4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 6:3-6


    (Pardon and amendment)
    Divine Love corrects and governs man. Men may pardon, but this divine Principle alone reforms the sinner. God is not separate from the wisdom He bestows.


oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 276:17


    (Perfection requisite)
    If God is admitted to be the only Mind and Life, there ceases to be any opportunity for sin and death. When we learn in Science how to be perfect even as our Father in heaven is perfect, thought is turned into new and healthy channels, - towards the contemplation of things immortal and away from materiality to the Principle of the universe, including harmonious man.


oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 406:1


    (The leaves of healing)
    The Bible contains the recipe for all healing. "The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations." Sin and sickness are both healed by the same Principle. The tree is typical of man's divine Principle, which is equal to every emergency, offering full salvation from sin, sickness, and death. 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."



Section 2


Psalm 72:1,12,17

    1 Give the king thy judgments, O
God, and thy righteousness unto the
king's son.

    12 For he shall deliver the needy
when he crieth; the poor also, and
him that hath no helper.

    17 His name shall endure for ever:
his name shall be continued as long as
the sun: and men shall be blessed in
him: all nations shall call him
blessed.

***
John 3:16,17

    16 #For God so loved the world,
that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him
should not perish, but have
everlasting life.

    17 For God sent not his Son into
the world to condemn the world; but
that the world through him might be
saved.
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.

***
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 - 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.


ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 473:10

(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. Jesus is the human man, and Christ is the divine idea; hence the duality of Jesus the Christ.


3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 31:12-22


    (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.


ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 496:15

(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) Hold perpetually this thought, - that it is the spiritual idea, the Holy Ghost and Christ, which enables you to demonstrate, with scientific certainty, the rule of healing, based upon its divine Principle, Love, underlying, overlying, and encompassing all true being.



Section 3


Ephesians 3:14-19

    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.

***
Hebrews 11:6

    6 But without faith it is
impossible to please him: for he that
cometh to God must believe that he
is, and that he is a rewarder of them
that diligently seek him.

***
I John 5:20

    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.


o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 167:1-7


    (Health from reliance on spirituality)
    Should we implore a corporeal God to heal the sick out of His personal volition, or should we understand the infinite divine Principle which heals? If we rise no higher than blind faith, the Science of healing is not attained, and Soul-existence, in the place of sense-existence, is not comprehended. We apprehend Life in divine Science only as we live above corporeal sense and correct it.


4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 12:22


    (Prayer for the sick)
    The common custom of praying for the recovery of the sick finds help in blind belief, whereas help should come from the enlightened understanding. Changes in belief may go on indefinitely, but they are the merchandise of human thought and not the outgrowth of divine Science.


oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 368:14


    (Results of faith in Truth)
    When we come to have more faith in the truth of being than we have in error, more faith in Spirit than in matter, more faith in living than in dying, more faith in God than in man, then no material suppositions can prevent us from healing the sick and destroying error.



Section 4


Hebrews 12:1,2

    1 Wherefore seeing we also are
compassed about with so great a cloud
of witnesses, let us lay aside every
weight, and the sin which doth so
easily beset us, and let us run with
patience the race that is set before
us,

    2 Looking unto Jesus the author and
finisher of our faith; who for the
joy that was set before him endured
the cross, despising the shame, and
is set down at the right hand of the
throne of God.

***
I Timothy 6:12

    12 Fight the good fight of faith,
lay hold on eternal life, whereunto
thou art also called, and hast
professed a good profession before
many witnesses.

***
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.

***
Philipians 2:12,13

    12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye
have always obeyed, not as in my
presence only, but now much more in
my absence, work out your own
salvation with fear and trembling.

    13 For it is God which worketh in
you both to will and to do of his
good pleasure.


3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 23:21-27


    (Self-reliance and confidence)
    In Hebrew, Greek, Latin, and English, faith and the words corresponding thereto have these two definitions, trustfulness and trustworthiness. One kind of faith trusts one's welfare to others. Another kind of faith understands divine Love and how to work out one's "own salvation, with fear and trembling."

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

    (Christian warfare)
    Christians must take up arms against error at home and abroad. They must grapple with sin in themselves and in others, and continue this warfare until they have finished their course. If they keep the faith, they will have the crown of rejoicing.


oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 407:6-9


    (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.


oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 354:9,18-20


    (Christian warfare)
    The words of divine Science find their immortality in deeds, for their Principle heals the sick and spiritualizes humanity.
    (Scientific consistency)
    Consistency is seen in example more than in precept. Inconsistency is shown by words without deeds, which are like clouds without rain.



Section 5


Hebrews 4:15

    15 For we have not an high priest
which cannot be touched with the
feeling of our infirmities; but was
in all points tempted like as we are,
yet without sin.
Hebrews 7:25

    25 Wherefore he is able also to
save them to the uttermost that come
unto God by him, seeing he ever
liveth to make intercession for them.

***
Philipians 3:13,14

    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.

***
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:

***
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.


o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 232:32-10


    (Profession and proof)
    There is neither place nor opportunity in Science for error of any sort. Every day makes its demands upon us for higher proofs rather than professions of Christian power. These proofs consist solely in the destruction of sin, sickness, and death by the power of Spirit, as Jesus destroyed them. This is an element of progress, and progress is the law of God, whose law demands of us only what we can certainly fulfil.
    (Perfection gained slowly)
    In the midst of imperfection, perfection is seen and acknowledged only by degrees. The ages must slowly work up to perfection.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 227:14-26

    (Native freedom)
    Discerning the rights of man, we cannot fail to foresee the doom of all oppression. Slavery is not the legitimate state of man. God made man free. Paul said, "I was free born." All men should be free. "Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty." Love and Truth make free, but evil and error lead into captivity.
    (Standard of liberty)
    Christian Science raises the standard of liberty and cries: "Follow me! Escape from the bondage of sickness, sin, and death!" Jesus marked out the way. Citizens of the world, accept the "glorious liberty of the children of God," and be free! This is your divine right.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 201:7,17

    (Practical preaching)
    We cannot build safely on false foundations. Truth makes a new creature, in whom old things pass away and "all things are become new." Passions, selfishness, false appetites, hatred, fear, all sensuality, yield to spirituality, and the superabundance of being is on the side of God, good.
    (The uses of truth)
    The way to extract error from mortal mind is to pour in truth through flood-tides of Love. Christian perfection is won on no other basis.


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."



Section 6


Psalm 100:5

    5 For the Lord is good; his mercy
is everlasting; and his truth
endureth to all generations.

***
Isaiah 45:22,23

    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.

***
Colossians 1:19,20

    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.

***
I Corinthians 15:22,24,25

    22 For as in Adam all die, even so
in Christ shall all be made alive.

    24 Then cometh the end, when he
shall have delivered up the kingdom
to God, even the Father; when he
shall have put down all rule and all
authority and power.

    25 For he must reign, till he hath
put all enemies under his feet.


ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 497:5-23

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


    ( - Tenets -)
    2. We acknowledge and adore one supreme and infinite God. We acknowledge His Son, one Christ; the Holy Ghost or divine Comforter; and man in God's image and likeness.
    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.
    4. We acknowledge Jesus' atonement as the evidence of divine, efficacious Love, unfolding man's unity with God through Christ Jesus the Way-shower; and we acknowledge that man is saved through Christ, through Truth, Life, and Love as demonstrated by the Galilean Prophet in healing the sick and overcoming sin and death.


    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 - 96:12


    (Arena of contest)
    This material world is even now becoming the arena for conflicting forces. On one side there will be discord and dismay; on the other side there will be Science and peace. The breaking up of material beliefs may seem to be famine and pestilence, want and woe, sin, sickness, and death, which assume new phases until their nothingness appears. These disturbances will continue until the end of error, when all discord will be swallowed up in spiritual Truth.


3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 55:15-22


    (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. The promises will be fulfilled.

Subheadings in this lesson

09 1 - Salvation is through reform
09 1 - God the Principle of all
09 1 - Pardon and amendment
09 1 - Perfection requisite
09 1 - The leaves of healing
09 2 - Salvation is through reform
09 2 - Christ the ideal Truth
09 2 - Healing primary
09 2 - Condition of progress
09 3 - Health from reliance on spirituality
09 3 - Prayer for the sick
09 3 - Results of faith in Truth
09 4 - Self-reliance and confidence
09 4 - Christian warfare
09 4 - Universal panacea
09 4 - Christian warfare
09 4 - Scientific consistency
09 5 - Profession and proof
09 5 - Perfection gained slowly
09 5 - Native freedom
09 5 - Standard of liberty
09 5 - Practical preaching
09 5 - The uses of truth
09 5 - Scientific translations
09 6 - - Tenets -
09 6 - Arena of contest
09 6 - Injustice to the Saviour


September 1,1901

Subject: 10

MAN.

oo2o



-- Golden Text --

Colossians 1:3,28

    3 We give thanks to God and the
Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
praying always for you,

    28 Whom we preach, warning every
man, and teaching every man in all
wisdom; that we may present every man
perfect in Christ Jesus:


Responsive Reading


I Timothy 6:1,3-15

    1 Let as many servants as are
under the yoke count their own
masters worthy of all honour, that
the name of God and his doctrine be
not blasphemed.

    3 If any man teach otherwise, and
consent not to wholesome words, even
the words of our Lord Jesus Christ,
and to the doctrine which is
according to godliness;

    4 He is proud, knowing nothing, but
doting about questions and strifes of
words, whereof cometh envy, strife,
railings, evil surmisings.

    5 Perverse disputings of men of
corrupt minds, and destitute of the
truth, supposing that gain is
godliness: from such withdraw
thyself.

    6 But godliness with contentment is
great gain.

    7 For we brought nothing into this
world, and it is certain we can carry
nothing out.

    8 And having food and raiment let
us be therewith content.

    9 But they that will be rich fall
into temptation and a snare, and into
many foolish and hurtful lusts, which
drown men in destruction and
perdition.

    10 For the love of money is the
root of all evil: which while some
coveted after, they have erred from
the faith, and pierced themselves
through with many sorrows.

    11 But thou, O man of God, flee
these things; and follow after
righteousness, godliness, faith,
love, patience, meekness.

    12 Fight the good fight of faith,
lay hold on eternal life, whereunto
thou art also called, and hast
professed a good profession before
many witnesses.

    13 I give thee charge in the sight
of God, who quickeneth all things, and
before Christ Jesus, who before
Pontius Pilate witnessed a good
confession;

    14 That thou keep this commandment
without spot, unrebukeable, until the
appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ:

    15 Which in his times he shall
shew, who is the blessed and only
Potentate, the King of kings, and
Lord of lords;


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.

***
Psalm 119:65,73

    65 Thou hast dealt well with thy
servant, O Lord, according unto thy
word.

    73 Thy hands have made me and
fashioned me: give me understanding,
that I may learn thy commandments.
Psalm 149:2

    2 Let Israel rejoice in him that
made him: let the children of Zion be
joyful in their King.

***
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:

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 172:15-31


    (Degrees of development)
    If man was first a material being, he must have passed through all the forms of matter in order to become man. If the material body is man, he is a portion of matter, or dust. On the contrary, man is the image and likeness of Spirit; and the belief that there is Soul in sense or Life in matter obtains in mortals, alias mortal mind, to which the apostle refers when he says that we must "put off the old man."
    (Identity not lost)
    What is man? Brain, heart, blood, bones, etc., the material structure? If the real man is in the material body, you take away a portion of the man when you amputate a limb; the surgeon destroys manhood, and worms annihilate it. But the loss of a limb or injury to a tissue is sometimes the quickener of manliness; and the unfortunate cripple may present more nobility than the statuesque athlete, - teaching us by his very deprivations, that "a man's a man, for a' that."

591:5 Chapter 17: Glossary
(MAN)

    MAN. The compound idea of infinite Spirit; the spiritual image and likeness of God; the full representation of Mind.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 414:26


    (Cure of insanity)
    Keep in mind the verity of being, - that man is the image and likeness of God, in whom all being is painless and permanent. Remember that man's perfection is real and unimpeachable, whereas imperfection is blameworthy, unreal, and is not brought about by divine Love.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 258:9-18,25


    (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.
    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.
    (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 2


Acts 17:24,28,29

    24 God that made the world and all
things therein, seeing that he is Lord
of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in
temples made with hands;

    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.

    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.

***
John 5:17,18

    17 #But Jesus answered them, My
Father worketh hitherto, and I work.

    18 Therefore the Jews sought the
more to kill him, because he not only
had broken the sabbath, but said also
that God was his Father, making
himself equal with God.

***
Galatians 4:4-7

    4 But when the fulness of the time
was come, God sent forth his Son, made
of a woman, made under the law,

    5 To redeem them that were under
the law, that we might receive the
adoption of sons.

    6 And because ye are sons, God hath
sent forth the Spirit of his Son into
your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.

    7 Wherefore thou art no more a
servant, but a son; and if a son,
then an heir of God through Christ.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 332:4

  (- MORTAL MIND - A suppositional material sense, ^alias^ the belief that sensation is in matter, which is sensationless)


    (-8- Father-Mother)
    VIII. Father-Mother is the name for Deity, which indicates His tender relationship to His spiritual creation. As the apostle expressed it in words which he quoted with approbation from a classic poet: "For we are also His offspring."

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.

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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 479:1

(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


    (Immortal birthright) 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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 477:26

(15) Question: What are body and Soul?
ADAM = A so-called finite mind, producing other minds, thus making "gods many and lords many."
Topic: Are Sin, Disease, and Death Real?


    (Man inseperable from Spirit)
    Man is the expression of Soul. The Indians caught some glimpses of the underlying reality, when they called a certain beautiful lake "the smile of the Great Spirit." Separated from man, who expresses Soul, Spirit would be a nonentity; man, divorced from Spirit, would lose his entity. But there is, there can be, no such division, for man is coexistent with God.


Section 3


Colossians 1:3,13,15,28

    3 We give thanks to God and the
Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
praying always for you,

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

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

    28 Whom we preach, warning every
man, and teaching every man in all
wisdom; that we may present every man
perfect in Christ Jesus:

***
Philipians 1:29

    29 For unto you it is given in the
behalf of Christ, not only to believe
on him, but also to suffer for his
sake;
Philipians 2:6,7,9-11

    6 Who, being in the form of God,
thought it not robbery to be equal
with God:

    7 But made himself of no
reputation, and took upon him the
form of a servant, and was made in
the likeness of men:

    9 Wherefore God also hath highly
exalted him, and given him a name
which is above every name:

    10 That at the name of Jesus every
knee should bow, of things in heaven,
and things in earth, and things under
the earth;

    11 And that every tongue should
confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to
the glory of God the Father.

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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 482:19

(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. Angels announced to the Wisemen of old this dual appearing, and angels whisper it, through faith, to the hungering heart in every age.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 316:17-21


    (Spiritual government)
    The Christ-idea, or the Christ-man, rose higher to human view because of the crucifixion, and thus proved that Truth was the master of death. Christ presents the indestructible man, whom Spirit creates, constitutes, and governs.


Section 4


Romans 9:6(begin For),7,8

***
For they are not all Israel, which
are of Israel:

    7 Neither, because they are the
seed of Abraham, are they all
children: but, In Isaac shall thy
seed be called.

    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.

***
Psalm 39:5-7

    5 Behold, thou hast made my days as
an handbreadth; and mine age is as
nothing before thee: verily every man
at his best state is altogether
vanity.

    6 Surely every man walketh in a
vain shew: surely they are disquieted
in vain: he heapeth up riches, and
knoweth not who shall gather them.

    7 And now, Lord, what wait I for?
my hope is in thee.
Psalm 49:6,7,10,11,20

    6 They that trust in their wealth,
and boast themselves in the multitude
of their riches;

    7 None of them can by any means
redeem his brother, nor give to God a
ransom for him:

    10 For he seeth that wise men die,
likewise the fool and the brutish
person perish, and leave their wealth
to others.

    11 Their inward thought is, that
their houses shall continue for ever,
and their dwelling places to all
generations; they call their lands
after their own names.

    20 Man that is in honour, and
understandeth not, is like the beasts
that perish.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 302:3-9


    (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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 300:5

    (Old and new man)
    The mirage, which makes trees and cities seem to be where they are not, illustrates the illusion of material man, who cannot be the image of God.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 491:21-6

(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


    (Material man as a dream)
    Science reveals material man as never the real being. The dream or belief goes on, whether our eyes are closed or open. In sleep, memory and consciousness are lost from the body, and they wander whither they will apparently with their own separate embodiment. Personality is not the individuality of man. A wicked man may have an attractive personality.
    (Spiritual existence the one fact)
    When we are awake, we dream of the pains and pleasures of matter. Who will say, even though he does not understand Christian Science, that this dream - rather than the dreamer - may not be mortal man? Who can rationally say otherwise, when the dream leaves mortal man intact in body and thought, although the so-called dreamer is unconscious? 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.

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 5


Psalm 118:6,28

    6 The Lord is on on my side; I will
not fear: what can man do unto me?

    28 Thou art my God, and I will
praise thee: thou art my God, I will
exalt thee.

***
Isaiah 30:18,19

    18 #And therefore will the Lord
wait, that he may be gracious unto
you, and therefore will he be
exalted, that he may have mercy upon
you: for the Lord is a God of
judgment: blessed are all they that
wait for him.

    19 For the people shall dwell in
Zion at Jerusalem: thou shalt weep no
more: he will be very gracious unto
thee at the voice of thy cry; when he
shall hear it, he will answer thee.

***
I John 3:9

    9 Whosoever is born of God doth not
commit sin; for his seed remaineth in
him: and he cannot sin, because he is
born of God.

***
Hebrews 2:6-8

    6 But one in a certain place
testified, saying, What is man, that
thou art mindful of him? or the son
of man, that thou visitest him?

    7 Thou madest him a little lower
than the angels; thou crownedst him
with glory and honour, and didst set
him over the works of thy hands:

    8 Thou hast put all things in
subjection under his feet. For in
that he put all in subjection under
him, he left nothing that is not put
under him. But now we see not yet all
things put under him.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 475:28

(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


    (Man unfallen)
    Man is incapable of sin, sickness, and death. The real man cannot depart from holiness, nor can God, by whom man is evolved, engender the capacity or freedom to sin. A mortal sinner is not God's man. Mortals are the counterfeits of immortals. They are the children of the wicked one, or the one evil, which declares that man begins in dust or as a material embryo. In divine Science, God and the real man are inseparable as divine Principle and idea.

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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 252:16-18,31-8


    (Eternal man recognized)
    Material sense lifts its voice with the arrogance of reality and says:
    (Testimony of sense)
    I am wholly dishonest, and no man knoweth it.
    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 6


II Corinthians 6:14,16-18

    14 Be ye not unequally yoked
together with unbelievers: for what
fellowship hath righteousness with
unrighteousness? and what communion
hath light with darkness?

    16 And what agreement hath the
temple of God with idols? for ye are
the temple of the living God; as God
hath said, I will dwell in them, and
walk in them; and I will be their
God, and they shall be my people.

    17 Wherefore come out from among
them, and be ye separate, saith the
Lord, and touch not the unclean
thing; and I will receive you,

    18 And will be a Father unto you,
and ye shall be my sons and
daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

***
Ephesians 5:6-8,10

    6 Let no man deceive you with vain
words: for because of these things
cometh the wrath of God upon the
children of disobedience.

    7 Be not ye therefore partakers
with them.

    8 For ye were sometimes darkness,
but now are ye light in the Lord:
walk as children of light:

    10 Proving what is acceptable unto
the Lord.

***
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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 426:29-7


    (Christian standard)
    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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 545:32


    (Mortality mythical)
    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." If Mind, God, creates error, that error must exist in the divine Mind, and this assumption of error would dethrone the perfection of Deity.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 209:1


    (Sickness as only thought)
    Man, being immortal, has a perfect indestructible life. It is the mortal belief which makes the body discordant and diseased in proportion as ignorance, fear, or human will governs mortals.

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."

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.

Subheadings in this lesson

10 1 - Degrees of development
10 1 - Identity not lost
10 1 - Cure of insanity
10 1 - Infinity's reflection
10 1 - Individual permanency
10 2 - -8- Father-Mother
10 2 - Spiritual origin
10 2 - Spiritual offspring
10 2 - Immortal birthright
10 2 - Man inseperable from Spirit
10 3 - -29- Adam not ideal man
10 3 - Sonship of Jesus
10 3 - Spiritual government
10 4 - Identity not lost
10 4 - Old and new man
10 4 - Material man as a dream
10 4 - Spiritual existence the one fact
10 4 - Dwelling in dreamland
10 5 - Man unfallen
10 5 - No real disease
10 5 - Eternal man recognized
10 5 - Testimony of sense
10 5 - Testimony of Soul
10 6 - Christian standard
10 6 - Life not contingent on matter
10 6 - Mortality mythical
10 6 - Sickness as only thought
10 6 - Narrow pathway
10 6 - Beatific presence


September 8,1901

Subject: 11

SUBSTANCE.

o2oo



-- Golden Text --

Proverbs 8:20,21

    20 I lead in the way of
righteousness, in the midst of the
paths of judgment:

    21 That I may cause those that love
me to inherit substance; and I will
fill their treasures.


Responsive Reading


Proverbs 8:1-4,6-11,14-19

    1 Doth not wisdom cry? and
understanding put forth her voice?

    2 She standeth in the top of high
places, by the way in the places of
the paths.

    3 She crieth at the gates, at the
entry of the city, at the coming in
at the doors.

    4 Unto you, O men, I call; and my
voice is to the sons of man.

    6 Hear; for I will speak of
excellent things; and the opening of
my lips shall be right things.

    7 For my mouth shall speak truth;
and wickedness is an abomination to
my lips.

    8 All the words of my mouth are in
righteousness; there is nothing
froward or perverse in them.

    9 They are all plain to him that
understandeth, and right to them that
find knowledge.

    10 Receive my instruction, and not
silver; and knowledge rather than
choice gold.

    11 For wisdom is better than
rubies; and all the things that may
be desired are not to be compared to
it.

    14 Counsel is mine, and sound
wisdom: I am understanding; I have
strength.

    15 By me kings reign, and princes
decree justice.

    16 By me princes rule, and nobles,
even all the judges of the earth.

    17 I love them that love me; and
those that seek me early shall find
me.

    18 Riches and honour are with me;
yea, durable riches and
righteousness.

    19 My fruit is better than gold,
yea, than fine gold; and my revenue
than choice silver.


Section 1


Psalm 65:4-7,9,11,13

    4 Blessed is the man whom thou
choosest, and causest to approach
unto thee, that he may dwell in thy
courts: we shall be satisfied with
the goodness of thy house, even of
thy holy temple.

    5 By terrible things in
righteousness wilt thou answer us, O
God of our salvation; who art the
confidence of all the ends of the
earth, and of them that are afar off
upon the sea:

    6 Which by his strength setteth
fast the mountains; being girded with
power:

    7 Which stilleth the noise of the
seas, the noise of their waves, and
the tumult of the people.

    9 Thou visitest the earth, and
waterest it: thou greatly enrichest
it with the river of God, which is
full of water: thou preparest them
corn, when thou hast so provided for
it.

    11 Thou crownest the year with thy
goodness; and thy paths drop fatness.

    13 The pastures are clothed with
flocks; the valleys also are covered
over with corn; they shout for joy,
they also sing.

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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 414:23-26


    (Cure of insanity)
    Christian Science declares that Mind is substance, also that matter neither feels, suffers, nor enjoys. Hold these points strongly in view.

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.


Section 2


II Chronicles 32:27-29

    27 #And Hezekiah had exceeding much
riches and honour: and he made
himself treasuries for silver, and
for gold, and for precious stones,
and for spices, and for shields, and
for all manner of pleasant jewels;

    28 Storehouses also for the
increase of corn, and wine, and oil;
and stalls for all manner of beasts,
and cotes for flocks.

    29 Moreover he provided him cities,
and possessions of flocks and herds
in abundance: for God had given him
substance very much.

***
Matthew 6:19,20

    19 #Lay not up for yourselves
treasures upon earth, where moth and
rust doth corrupt, and where thieves
break through and steal:

    20 But lay up for yourselves
treasures in heaven, where neither
moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where
thieves do not break through nor
steal:

***
Mark 1:14,15,39-42

    14 Now after that John was put in
prison, Jesus came into Galilee,
preaching the gospel of the kingdom
of God,

    15 And saying, The time is
fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is
at hand: repent ye, and believe the
gospel.

    39 And he preached in their
synagogues throughout all Galilee,
and cast out devils.

    40 And there came a leper to him,
beseeching him, and kneeling down to
him, and saying unto him, If thou
wilt, thou canst make me clean.

    41 And Jesus, moved with
compassion, put forth his hand, and
touched him, and saith unto him, I
will; be thou clean.

    42 And as soon as he had spoken,
immediately the leprosy departed from
him, and he was cleansed.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 191:30


    (No physical affinity)
    Mind has no affinity with matter, and therefore Truth is able to cast out the ills of the flesh. Mind, God, sends forth the aroma of Spirit, the atmosphere of intelligence. The belief that a pulpy substance under the skull is mind is a mockery of intelligence, a mimicry of Mind.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 369:5


    (Man's entity)
    In proportion as matter loses to human sense all entity as man, in that proportion does man become its master. He enters into a diviner sense of the facts, and comprehends the theology of Jesus as demonstrated in healing the sick, raising the dead, and walking over the wave. All these deeds manifested Jesus' control over the belief that matter is substance, that it can be the arbiter of life or the constructor of any form of existence.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 162:16


    (Practical success)
    Working out the rules of Science in practice, the author has restored health in cases of both acute and chronic disease in their severest forms. Secretions have been changed, the structure has been renewed, shortened limbs have been elongated, ankylosed joints have been made supple, and carious bones have been restored to healthy conditions. I have restored what is called the lost substance of lungs, and healthy organizations have been established where disease was organic. Christian Science heals organic disease as surely as it heals what is called functional, for it requires only a fuller understanding of the divine Principle of Christian Science to demonstrate the higher rule.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 483:13-19

(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


    (Terms adopted by the author)
    After the author's sacred discovery, she affixed the name "Science" to Christianity, the name "error" to corporeal sense, and the name "substance" to Mind. Science has called the world to battle over this issue and its demonstration, which heals the sick, destroys error, and reveals the universal harmony.


Section 3


Jeremiah 17:1-3

    1 The sin of Judah is written with
a pen of iron, and with the point of a
diamond: it is graven upon the table
of their heart, and upon the horns of
your altars;

    2 Whilst their children remember
their altars and their groves by the
green trees upon the high hills.

    3 O my mountain in the field, I
will give thy substance and all thy
treasures to the spoil, and thy high
places for sin, throughout all thy
borders.
Jeremiah 15:13,19,21

    13 Thy substance and thy treasures
will I give to the spoil without
price, and that for all thy sins,
even in all thy borders.

    19 #Therefore thus saith the Lord,
If thou return, then will I bring thee
again, and thou shalt stand before
me: and if thou take forth the
precious from the vile, thou shalt be
as my mouth: let them return unto
thee; but return not thou unto them.

    21 And I will deliver thee out of
the hand of the wicked, and I will
redeem thee out of the hand of the
terrible.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 287:24


    (Error unveiled) The supposition that life, substance, and intelligence are in matter, or of it, is an error. Matter is neither a thing nor a person, but merely the objective supposition of Spirit's opposite. The five material senses testify to truth and error as united in a mind both good and evil. Their false evidence will finally yield to Truth, - to the recognition of Spirit and of the spiritual creation.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 257:4-6


    (Matter is not substance)
    If matter, so-called, is substance, then Spirit, matter's unlikeness, must be shadow; and shadow cannot produce substance.

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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 418:5


    (Christian pleading)
    Stick to the truth of being in contradistinction to the error that life, substance, or intelligence can be in matter. Plead with an honest conviction of truth and a clear perception of the unchanging, unerring, and certain effect of divine Science. Then, if your fidelity is half equal to the truth of your plea, you will heal the sick.


Section 4


Job 4:17-19,21

    17 Shall mortal man be more just
than God? shall a man be more pure
than his maker?

    18 Behold, he put no trust in his
servants; and his angels he charged
with folly:

    19 How much less in them that dwell
in houses of clay, whose foundation
is in the dust, which are crushed
before the moth?

    21 Doth not their excellency which
is in them go away? they die, even
without wisdom.
Job 5:1,2,5

    1 Call now, if there be any that
will answer thee; and to which of the
saints wilt thou turn?

    2 For wrath killeth the foolish
man, and envy slayeth the silly one.

    5 Whose harvest the hungry eateth
up, and taketh it even out of the
thorns, and the robber swalloweth up
their substance.
Job 22:15-17,20,21

    15 Hast thou marked the old way
which wicked men have trodden?

    16 Which were cut down out of time,
whose foundation was overflown with a
flood:

    17 Which said unto God, Depart from
us: and what can the Almighty do for
them?

    20 Whereas our substance is not cut
down, but the remnant of them the
fire consumeth.

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 311:26-28


    (Soul impeccable)
    The objects cognized by the physical senses have not the reality of substance. They are only what mortal belief calls them.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 209:16-30


    (Spiritual translation)
    The compounded minerals or aggregated substances composing the earth, the relations which constituent masses hold to each other, the magnitudes, distances, and revolutions of the celestial bodies, are of no real importance, when we remember that they all must give place to the spiritual fact by the translation of man and the universe back into Spirit. In proportion as this is done, man and the universe will be found harmonious and eternal.
    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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 509:20


    (Divine nature appearing)
    So-called mineral, vegetable, and animal substances are no more contingent now on time or material structure than they were when "the morning stars sang together." Mind made the "plant of the field before it was in the earth." The periods of spiritual ascension are the days and seasons of Mind's creation, in which beauty, sublimity, purity, and holiness - yea, the divine nature - appear in man and the universe never to disappear.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 511:23

    (Soaring aspirations)
    To mortal mind, the universe is liquid, solid, and aeriform. Spiritually interpreted, rocks and mountains stand for solid and grand ideas. Animals and mortals metaphorically present the gradation of mortal thought, rising in the scale of intelligence, taking form in masculine, feminine, or neuter gender. The fowls, which fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven, correspond to aspirations soaring beyond and above corporeality to the understanding of the incorporeal and divine Principle, Love.


Section 5


Acts 3:1-9

    1 Now Peter and John went up
together into the temple at the hour
of prayer, being the ninth hour.

    2 And a certain man lame from his
mother's womb was carried, whom they
laid daily at the gate of the temple
which is called Beautiful, to ask
alms of them that entered into the
temple;

    3 Who seeing Peter and John about
to go into the temple asked an alms.

    4 And Peter, fastening his eyes
upon him with John, said, Look on us.


    5 And he gave heed unto them,
expecting to receive something of
them.

    6 Then Peter said, Silver and gold
have I none; but such as I have give I
thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of
Nazareth rise up and walk.

    7 And he took him by the right
hand, and lifted him up: and
immediately his feet and ancle bones
received strength.

    8 And he leaping up stood, and
walked, and entered with them into
the temple, walking, and leaping, and
praising God.

    9 And all the people saw him
walking and praising God:

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 241:19-21


    (Spirit transforms)
    The substance of all devotion is the reflection and demonstration of divine Love, healing sickness and destroying sin.

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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 423:27


    (Formation from thought)
    Ossification or any abnormal condition or derangement of the body is as directly the action of mortal mind as is dementia or insanity. Bones have only the substance of thought which forms them. They are only phenomena of the mind of mortals. The so-called substance of bone is formed first by the parent's mind, through self-division. Soon the child becomes a separate, individualized mortal mind, which takes possession of itself and its own thoughts of bones.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 450:27-29


    (False claims annihilated)
    Who, that has felt the perilous beliefs in life, substance, and intelligence separated from God, can say that there is no error of belief?

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 451:2
Christian Scientists must live under the constant pressure of the
apostolic command to come out from the material world and be
eparate. They must renounce aggression, oppression and the pride
f power. Christianity, with the crown of Love upon her brow, must
e their queen of life.


Section 6


Psalm 139:1,14-16

    1 O Lord, thou hast searched me,
and known me.

    14 I will praise thee; for I am
fearfully and wonderfully made:
marvellous are thy works; and that my
soul knoweth right well.

    15 My substance was not hid from
thee, when I was made in secret, and
curiously wrought in the lowest parts
of the earth.

    16 Thine eyes did see my substance,
yet being unperfect; and in thy book
all my members were written, which in
continuance were fashioned, when as
yet there was none of them.

***
Proverbs 3:9,23-27

    9 Honour the Lord with thy
substance, and with the firstfruits
of all thine increase:

    23 Then shalt thou walk in thy way
safely, and thy foot shall not
stumble.

    24 When thou liest down, thou shalt
not be afraid: yea, thou shalt lie
down, and thy sleep shall be sweet.

    25 Be not afraid of sudden fear,
neither of the desolation of the
wicked, when it cometh.

    26 For the Lord shall be thy
confidence, and shall keep thy foot
from being taken.

    27 #Withhold not good from them to
whom it is due, when it is in the
power of thine hand to do it.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 300:28-20


    (The divine reflection)
    The universe reflects and expresses the divine substance or Mind; therefore God is seen only in the spiritual universe and spiritual man, as the sun is seen in the ray of light which goes out from it. God is revealed only in that which reflects Life, Truth, Love, - yea, which manifests God's attributes and power, even as the human likeness thrown upon the mirror, repeats the color, form, and action of the person in front of the mirror.
    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.

Subheadings in this lesson

11 1 - Spiritual synonyms
11 1 - Cure of insanity
11 1 - Substance spiritual
11 2 - No physical affinity
11 2 - Man's entity
11 2 - Practical success
11 2 - Terms adopted by the author
11 3 - Error unveiled
11 3 - Matter is not substance
11 3 - One cause supreme
11 3 - Christian pleading
11 4 - Soul impeccable
11 4 - Spiritual translation
11 4 - Divine nature appearing
11 4 - Soaring aspirations
11 5 - Spirit transforms
11 5 - Reflected likeness
11 5 - Formation from thought
11 5 - False claims annihilated
11 6 - The divine reflection
11 6 - Inverted images and ideas


September 15,1901

Subject: 12

MATTER.

2ooo



-- Golden Text --

Matthew 15:13

    13 But he answered and said, Every
plant, which my heavenly Father hath
not planted, shall be rooted up.


Responsive Reading


Jeremiah 10:1-11

    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.

    3 For the customs of the people are
vain: for one cutteth a tree out of
the forest, the work of the hands of
the workman, with the axe.

    4 They deck it with silver and with
gold; they fasten it with nails and
with hammers, that it move not.

    5 They are upright as the palm
tree, but speak not: they must needs
be borne, because they cannot go. Be
not afraid of them; for they cannot
do evil, neither also is it in them
to do good.

    6 Forasmuch as there is none like
unto thee, O Lord; thou art great,
and thy name is great in might.

    7 Who would not fear thee, O King
of nations? for to thee doth it
appertain: forasmuch as among all the
wise men of the nations, and in all
their kingdoms, there is none like
unto thee.

    8 But they are altogether brutish
and foolish: the stock is a doctrine
of vanities.

    9 Silver spread into plates is
brought from Tarshish, and gold from
Uphaz, the work of the workman, and
of the hands of the founder: blue and
purple is their clothing: they are
all the work of cunning men.

    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.


Section 1


Genesis 3:1-5,14,15

    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.

    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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 538:14-17


    (Contrasted testimony)
    The "tree of knowledge" typifies unreality. The testimony of the serpent is significant of the illusion of error, of the false claims that misrepresent God, good.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 92:11-16


    (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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 277:26


    (Material error)
    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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 534:24-30


    (Bruising sin's head)
    There will be greater mental opposition to the spiritual, scientific meaning of the Scriptures than there has ever been since the Christian era began. The serpent, material sense, will bite the heel of the woman, - will struggle to destroy the spiritual idea of Love; and the woman, this idea, will bruise the head of lust.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 216:7


    (The serpent of error)
    Error bites the heel of truth, but cannot kill truth. Truth bruises the head of error - destroys error. Spirituality lays open siege to materialism. On which side are we fighting?


Section 2


Exodus 4:1-5

    1 And Moses answered and said,
But, behold, they will not believe
me, nor hearken unto my voice: for
they will say, The Lord hath not
appeared unto thee.

    2 And the Lord said unto him, What
is that in thine hand? And he said, A
rod.

    3 And he said, Cast it on the
ground. And he cast it on the ground,
and it became a serpent; and Moses
fled from before it.

    4 And the Lord said unto Moses, Put
forth thine hand, and take it by the
tail. And he put forth his hand, and
caught it, and it became a rod in his
hand:

    5 That they may believe that the
Lord God of their fathers, the God of
Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the
God of Jacob, hath appeared unto
thee.

***
Numbers 21:5-9

    5 And the people spake against God,
and against Moses, Wherefore have ye
brought us up out of Egypt to die in
the wilderness? for there is no
bread, neither is there any water;
and our soul loatheth this light
bread.

    6 And the Lord sent fiery serpents
among the people, and they bit the
people; and much people of Israel
died.

    7 #Therefore the people came to
Moses, and said, We have sinned, for
we have spoken against the Lord, and
against thee; pray unto the Lord,
that he take away the serpents from
us. And Moses prayed for the people.

    8 And the Lord said unto Moses,
Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it
upon a pole: and it shall come to
pass, that every one that is bitten,
when he looketh upon it, shall live.

    9 And Moses made a serpent of
brass, and put it upon a pole, and it
came to pass, that if a serpent had
bitten any man, when he beheld the
serpent of brass, he lived.

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.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 139:4-5


    (Marvels and reformations)
    From beginning to end, the Scriptures are full of accounts of the triumph of Spirit, Mind, over matter.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 133:8-15

    (Faith according to works)
    In Egypt, it was Mind which saved the Israelites from belief in the plagues. In the wilderness, streams flowed from the rock, and manna fell from the sky. The Israelites looked upon the brazen serpent, and straightway believed that they were healed of the poisonous stings of vipers. In national prosperity, miracles attended the successes of the Hebrews; but when they departed from the true idea, their demoralization began.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 515:5


    (The serpent harmless)
    The serpent of God's creating is neither subtle nor poisonous, but is a wise idea, charming in its adroitness, for Love's ideas are subject to the Mind which forms them, - the power which changeth the serpent into a staff.

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.


Section 3


II Kings 18:1,3,4

    1 Now it came to pass in the third
year of Hoshea son of Elah king of
Israel, that Hezekiah the son of Ahaz
king of Judah began to reign.

    3 And he did that which was right
in the sight of the Lord, according
to all that David his father did.

    4 #He removed the high places, and
brake the images, and cut down the
groves, and brake in pieces the
brasen serpent that Moses had made:
for unto those days the children of
Israel did burn incense to it: and he
called it Nehushtan.

***
Romans 1:21,22,25

    21 Because that, when they knew
God, they glorified him not as God,
neither were thankful; but became
vain in their imaginations, and their
foolish heart was darkened.

    22 Professing themselves to be
wise, they became fools,

    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.

***
Matthew 23:16,17,21,22

    16 Woe unto you, ye blind guides,
which say, Whosoever shall swear by
the temple, it is nothing; but
whosoever shall swear by the gold of
the temple, he is a debtor!

    17 Ye fools and blind: for whether
is greater, the gold, or the temple
that sanctifieth the gold?

    21 And whoso shall swear by the
temple, sweareth by it, and by him
that dwelleth therein.

    22 And he that shall swear by
heaven, sweareth by the throne of
God, and by him that sitteth thereon.

***
Isaiah 45:22,23

    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.

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.

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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 467:29-32

(05) Question: What are the demands of the Science of Soul?
ADAM = The opposite of good,- of God and His creation.
Topic: Love


    (Sinlessness of Mind, Soul)
    Reasoning from cause to effect in the Science of Mind, we begin with Mind, which must be understood through the idea which expresses it and cannot be learned from its opposite, matter.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 140:16


    (The true worship)
    We worship spiritually, only as we cease to worship materially. Spiritual devoutness is the soul of Christianity. Worshipping through the medium of matter is paganism. Judaic and other rituals are but types and shadows of true worship. "The true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth."


Section 4


Job 36:5,19

    5 Behold, God is mighty, and
despiseth not any: he is mighty in
strength and wisdom.

    19 Will he esteem thy riches? no,
not gold, nor all the forces of
strength.

***
Ezekiel 34:2,4

    2 Son of man, prophesy against the
shepherds of Israel, prophesy, and say
unto them, Thus saith the Lord God
unto the shepherds; Woe be to the
shepherds of Israel that do feed
themselves! should not the shepherds
feed the flocks?

    4 The diseased have ye not
strengthened, neither have ye healed
that which was sick, neither have ye
bound up that which was broken,
neither have ye brought again that
which was driven away, neither have
ye sought that which was lost; but
with force and with cruelty have ye
ruled them.

***
Daniel 11:36

    36 And the king shall do according
to his will; and he shall exalt
himself, and magnify himself above
every god, and shall speak marvellous
things against the God of gods, and
shall prosper till the indignation be
accomplished: for that that is
determined shall be done.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 310:2-6


    (Thought seen as substance)
    The human belief fancies that it delineates thought on matter, but what is matter? Did it exist prior to thought? Matter is made up of supposititious mortal mind-force; but all might is divine Mind.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 192:11


    (Human power a blind force)
    Erring power is a material belief, a blind miscalled force, the offspring of will and not of wisdom, of the mortal mind and not of the immortal. It is the headlong cataract, the devouring flame, the tempest's breath. It is lightning and hurricane, all that is selfish, wicked, dishonest, and impure.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 282:23


    (Opposite symbols)
    There is no inherent power in matter; for all that is material is a material, human, mortal thought, always governing itself erroneously.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 380:28-1


    (A higher discovery)
    Nothing is more disheartening than to believe that there is a power opposite to God, or good, and that God endows this opposing power with strength to be used against Himself, against Life, health, harmony.
    (Ignorance of our rights)
    Every law of matter or the body, supposed to govern man, is rendered null and void by the law of Life, God.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 226:18


    (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.


Section 5


Ephesians 2:1,2

    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:

***
John 12:31,32

    31 Now is the judgment of this
world: now shall the prince of this
world be cast out.

    32 And I, if I be lifted up from
the earth, will draw all men unto me.

***
Luke 10:17,18

    17 #And the seventy returned again
with joy, saying, Lord, even the
devils are subject unto us through
thy name.

    18 And he said unto them, I beheld
Satan as lightning fall from heaven.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 93:18


    (Logic and revelation)
    Whatever contradicts the real nature of the divine Esse, though human faith may clothe it with angelic vestments, is without foundation.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 293:3


    (Elementary electricity)
    Electricity is not a vital fluid, but the least material form of illusive consciousness, - the material mindlessness, which forms no link between matter and Mind, and which destroys itself. Matter and mortal mind are but different strata of human belief. The grosser substratum is named matter or body; the more ethereal is called mind. This so-called mind and body is the illusion called a mortal, a mind in matter. In reality and in Science, both strata, mortal mind and mortal body, are false representatives of man.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 73:15


    (One government)
    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.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 178:18-31


    (Animal magnetism destroyed)
    Mortal mind, acting from the basis of sensation in matter, is animal magnetism; but this so-called mind, from which comes all evil, contradicts itself, and must finally yield to the eternal Truth, or the divine Mind, expressed in Science. In proportion to our understanding of Christian Science, we are freed from the belief of heredity, of mind in matter or animal magnetism; and we disarm sin of its imaginary power in proportion to our spiritual understanding of the status of immortal being.
    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.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 450:29-2


    (False claims annihilated)
    Knowing the claim of animal magnetism, that all evil combines in the belief of life, substance, and intelligence in matter, electricity, animal nature, and organic life, who will deny that these are the errors which Truth must and will annihilate?


Section 6


John 3:14,15

    14 #And as Moses lifted up the
serpent in the wilderness, even so
must the Son of man be lifted up:

    15 That whosoever believeth in him
should not perish, but have eternal
life.
John 8:28

    28 Then said Jesus unto them, When
ye have lifted up the Son of man, then
shall ye know that I am he, and that
I do nothing of myself; but as my
Father hath taught me, I speak these
things.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 256:1-5


    (No material creation)
    Progress takes off human shackles. The finite must yield to the infinite. Advancing to a higher plane of action, thought rises from the material sense to the spiritual, from the scholastic to the inspirational, and from the mortal to the immortal.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 492:7-12

(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


    (Mind one and all)
    Being is holiness, harmony, immortality. It is already proved that a knowledge of this, even in small degree, will uplift the physical and moral standard of mortals, will increase longevity, will purify and elevate character. Thus progress will finally destroy all error, and bring immortality to light.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 520:30


    (Growth is from Mind)
    Spirit acts through the Science of Mind, never causing man to till the ground, but making him superior to the soil. Knowledge of this lifts man above the sod, above earth and its environments, to conscious spiritual harmony and eternal being.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 117:19


    (The miracles of Jesus)
    Human theories are inadequate to interpret the divine Principle involved in the miracles (marvels) wrought by Jesus and especially in his mighty, crowning, unparalleled, and triumphant exit from the flesh.


Section 7


Jeremiah 10:11

    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.
Jeremiah 4:23-25

    23 I beheld the earth, and, lo, it
was without form, and void; and the
heavens, and they had no light.

    24 I beheld the mountains, and, lo,
they trembled, and all the hills
moved lightly.

    25 I beheld, and, lo, there was no
man, and all the birds of the heavens
were fled.

***
Revelation 21:1-4

    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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 547:25-2


    (True theory of the universe)
    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."

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 289:25


    (Spiritual offspring)
    The spiritual fact and the material belief of things are contradictions; but the spiritual is true, and therefore the material must be untrue. Life is not in matter. Therefore it cannot be said to pass out of matter. Matter and death are mortal illusions. Spirit and all things spiritual are the real and 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.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 574:6-24


    (Vials of wrath and consolation)
    And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will show thee the bride, the Lamb's wife.



    This ministry of Truth, this message from divine Love, carried John away in spirit. It exalted him till he became conscious of the spiritual facts of being and the "New Jerusalem, coming down from God, out of heaven," - the spiritual outpouring of bliss and glory, which he describes as the city which "lieth foursquare." The beauty of this text is, that the sum total of human misery, represented by the seven angelic vials full of seven plagues, has full compensation in the law of Love. Note this, - that the very message, or swift-winged thought, which poured forth hatred and torment, brought also the experience which at last lifted the seer to behold the great city, the four equal sides of which were heaven-bestowed and heaven-bestowing.

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

12 1 - Contrasted testimony
12 1 - Knowledge of good and evil
12 1 - Material error
12 1 - Bruising sin's head
12 1 - The serpent of error
12 2 - Homer and Moses
12 2 - Marvels and reformations
12 2 - Faith according to works
12 2 - The serpent harmless
12 2 - Matter versus Spirit
12 3 - Perpetual motion
12 3 - Optical illustration of Science
12 3 - Sinlessness of Mind, Soul
12 3 - The true worship
12 4 - Thought seen as substance
12 4 - Human power a blind force
12 4 - Opposite symbols
12 4 - A higher discovery
12 4 - Ignorance of our rights
12 4 - Cramping systems
12 5 - Logic and revelation
12 5 - Elementary electricity
12 5 - One government
12 5 - Animal magnetism destroyed
12 5 - False claims annihilated
12 6 - No material creation
12 6 - Mind one and all
12 6 - Growth is from Mind
12 6 - The miracles of Jesus
12 7 - True theory of the universe
12 7 - Scriptural perception
12 7 - Spiritual offspring
12 7 - Dangerous resemblances
12 7 - Vials of wrath and consolation
12 7 - Mortal nothingness


September 22,1901

Subject: 13

REALITY.

ooo2



-- Golden Text --

James 1:17

    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.


Responsive Reading


Hebrews 1:1-12

    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;

    4 Being made so much better than
the angels, as he hath by inheritance
obtained a more excellent name than
they.

    5 For unto which of the angels said
he at any time, Thou art my Son, this
day have I begotten thee? And again,
I will be to him a Father, and he
shall be to me a Son?

    6 And again, when he bringeth in
the firstbegotten into the world, he
saith, And let all the angels of God
worship him.

    7 And of the angels he saith, Who
maketh his angels spirits, and his
ministers a flame of fire.

    8 But unto the Son he saith, Thy
throne, O God, is for ever and ever:
a sceptre of righteousness is the
sceptre of thy kingdom.

    9 Thou hast loved righteousness,
and hated iniquity; therefore God,
even thy God, hath anointed thee with
the oil of gladness above thy
fellows.

    10 And, Thou, Lord, in the
beginning hast laid the foundation of
the earth; and the heavens are the
works of thine hands:

    11 They shall perish; but thou
remainest; and they all shall wax old
as doth a garment;

    12 And as a vesture shalt thou fold
them up, and they shall be changed:
but thou art the same, and thy years
shall not fail.


Section 1


Psalm 146:5-8,10

    5 Happy is he that hath the God of
Jacob for his help, whose hope is in
the Lord his God:

    6 Which made heaven, and earth, the
sea, and all that therein is: which
keepeth truth for ever:

    7 Which executeth judgment for the
oppressed: which giveth food to the
hungry. The Lord looseth the
prisoners:

    8 The Lord openeth the eyes of the
blind: the Lord raiseth them that are
bowed down: the Lord loveth the
righteous:

    10 The Lord shall reign for ever,
even thy God, O Zion, unto all
generations. Praise ye the Lord.

***
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.

***
Colossians 1:1,2,16,17

    1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ
by the will of God, and Timotheus our
brother,

    2 To the saints and faithful
brethren in Christ which are at
Colosse: Grace be unto you, and
peace, from God our Father and the
Lord Jesus Christ.

    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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 275:10-17


    (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.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 460:3


    (Ontology defined)
    Ontology is defined as "the science of the necessary constituents and relations of all beings," and it underlies all metaphysical practice. Our system of Mind-healing rests on the apprehension of the nature and essence of all being, - on the divine Mind and Love's essential qualities. Its pharmacy is moral, and its medicine is intellectual and spiritual, though used for physical healing. Yet this most fundamental part of metaphysics is the one most difficult to understand and demonstrate, for to the material thought all is material, till such thought is rectified by Spirit.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 295:5-11


    (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. Mortal mind would transform the spiritual into the material, and then recover man's original self in order to escape from the mortality of this error.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 279:11-21

    (Spiritual tangibility)
    Ideas are tangible and real to immortal consciousness, and they have the advantage of being eternal. Spirit and matter can neither coexist nor cooperate, and one can no more create the other than Truth can create error, or vice versa.
    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.


Section 2


Isaiah 61:1-3

    1 The Spirit of the Lord God is
upon me; because the Lord hath
anointed me to preach good tidings
unto the meek; he hath sent me to
bind up the brokenhearted, to
proclaim liberty to the captives, and
the opening of the prison to them
that are bound;

    2 To proclaim the acceptable year
of the Lord, and the day of vengeance
of our God; to comfort all that
mourn;

    3 To appoint unto them that mourn
in Zion, to give unto them beauty for
ashes, the oil of joy for mourning,
the garment of praise for the spirit
of heaviness; that they might be
called trees of righteousness, the
planting of the Lord, that he might
be glorified.

***
Deuteronomy 32:2-4

    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.

***
Matthew 7:21,24,25

    21 #Not every one that saith unto
me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the
kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth
the will of my Father which is in
heaven.

    24 #Therefore whosoever heareth
these sayings of mine, and doeth
them, I will liken him unto a wise
man, which built his house upon a
rock:

    25 And the rain descended, and the
floods came, and the winds blew, and
beat upon that house; and it fell
not: for it was founded upon a rock.

***
John 14:25,26

    25 These things have I spoken unto
you, being yet present with you.

    26 But the Comforter, which is the
Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send
in my name, he shall teach you all
things, and bring all things to your
remembrance, whatsoever I have said
unto you.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 353:1


    (The real and the unreal)
    The Christianly scientific real is the sensuous unreal. Sin, disease, whatever seems real to material sense, is unreal in divine Science. The physical senses and Science have ever been antagonistic, and they will so continue, till the testimony of the physical senses yields entirely to Christian Science.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 130:7


    (Excuses for ignorance)
    It is vain to speak dishonestly of divine Science, which destroys all discord, when you can demonstrate the actuality of Science. It is unwise to doubt if reality is in perfect harmony with God, divine Principle, - if Science, when understood and demonstrated, will destroy all discord, - since you admit that God is omnipotent; ;for from this premise it follows that good and its sweet concords have all-power.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 107:1-14

    (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." Through Christian Science, religion and medicine are inspired with a diviner nature and essence; fresh pinions are given to faith and understanding, and thoughts acquaint themselves intelligently with God.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 136:1-5

    (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.

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

    (Sublime summary)
    It was now evident to Peter that divine Life, Truth, and Love, and not a human personality, was the healer of the sick and a rock, a firm foundation in the realm of harmony. On this spiritually scientific basis Jesus explained his cures, which appeared miraculous to outsiders. 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.


Section 3


Isaiah 43:1,2

    1 But now thus saith the Lord that
created thee, O Jacob, and he that
formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for
I have redeemed thee, I have called
thee by thy name; thou art mine.

    2 When thou passest through the
waters, I will be with thee; and
through the rivers, they shall not
overflow thee: when thou walkest
through the fire, thou shalt not be
burned; neither shall the flame
kindle upon thee.

***
Matthew 15:29-31

    29 And Jesus departed from thence,
and came nigh unto the sea of Galilee;
and went up into a mountain, and sat
down there.

    30 And great multitudes came unto
him, having with them those that were
lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many
others, and cast them down at Jesus'
feet; and he healed them:

    31 Insomuch that the multitude
wondered, when they saw the dumb to
speak, the maimed to be whole, the
lame to walk, and the blind to see:
and they glorified the God of Israel.

***
Luke 13:10-13

    10 And he was teaching in one of
the synagogues on the sabbath.

    11 #And, behold, there was a woman
which had a spirit of infirmity
eighteen years, and was bowed
together, and could in no wise lift
up herself.

    12 And when Jesus saw her, he
called her to him, and said unto her,
Woman, thou art loosed from thine
infirmity.

    13 And he laid his hands on her:
and immediately she was made
straight, and glorified God.

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.

o4oo Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked - xi:9

    The physical healing of Christian Science results now, as in Jesus' time, from the operation of divine Principle, before which sin and disease lose their reality in human consciousness and disappear as naturally and as necessarily as darkness gives place to light and sin to reformation. Now, as then, these mighty works are not supernatural, but supremely natural. They are the sign of Immanuel, or "God with us," - a divine influence ever present in human consciousness and repeating itself, coming now as was promised aforetime,

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 145:8-13


    (The struggle and victory)
    The struggle for the recovery of invalids goes on, not between material methods, but between mortal minds and immortal Mind. The victory will be on the patient's side only as immortal Mind through Christ, Truth, subdues the human belief in disease.

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.


Section 4


Isaiah 45:18

    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.

***
Psalm 145:8,9

    8 The Lord is gracious, and full of
compassion; slow to anger, and of
great mercy.

    9 The Lord is good to all: and his
tender mercies are over all his works.

Psalm 33:5

    5 He loveth righteousness and
judgment: the earth is full of the
goodness of the Lord.
Psalm 36:5

    5 Thy mercy, O Lord, is in the
heavens; and thy faithfulness
reacheth unto the clouds.
Psalm 89:14,16

    14 Justice and judgment are the
habitation of thy throne: mercy and
truth shall go before thy face.

    16 In thy name shall they rejoice
all the day: and in thy righteousness
shall they be exalted.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 472:24-26

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


    (Unrealities that seem real)
    Answer. - All reality is in God and His creation, harmonious and eternal. That which He creates is good, and He makes all that is made.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 207:27-31


    (One primal cause)
    The spiritual reality is the scientific fact in all things. The spiritual fact, repeated in the action of man and the whole universe, is harmonious and is the ideal of Truth. Spiritual facts are not inverted; the opposite discord, which bears no resemblance to spirituality, is not real.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 276:12


    (Universal brotherhood)
    The realization that all inharmony is unreal brings objects and thoughts into human view in their true light, and presents them as beautiful and immortal. Harmony in man is as real and immortal as in music. Discord is unreal and mortal.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 470:32

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


    (Indestructible relationship)
    The relations of God and man, divine Principle and idea, are indestructible in Science; and Science knows no lapse from nor return to harmony, but holds the divine order or spiritual law, in which God and all that He creates are perfect and eternal, to have remained unchanged in its eternal history.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 134:21-26


    (Basis of miracles)
    The true Logos is demonstrably Christian Science, the natural law of harmony which overcomes discord, - not because this Science is supernatural or preternatural, nor because it is an infraction of divine law, but because it is the immutable law of God, good.


Section 5


II Samuel 22:33

    33 God is my strength and power:
and he maketh my way perfect.

***
Hosea 14:5,6,9

    5 I will be as the dew unto Israel:
he shall grow as the lily, and cast
forth his roots as Lebanon.

    6 His branches shall spread, and
his beauty shall be as the olive
tree, and his smell as Lebanon.

    9 Who is wise, and he shall
understand these things? prudent, and
he shall know them? for the ways of
the Lord are right, and the just
shall walk in them: but the
transgressors shall fall therein.

***
Psalm 92:12-15

    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.

    14 They shall still bring forth
fruit in old age; they shall be fat
and flourishing;

    15 To shew that the Lord is
upright: he is my rock, and there is
no unrighteousness in him.

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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 301:6-13


    (The divine 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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 302:14-19

    (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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 247:15-24


    (Eternal beauty)
    Immortal men and women are models of spiritual sense, drawn by perfect Mind and reflecting those higher conceptions of loveliness which transcend all material sense.
    (The divine loveliness)
    Comeliness and grace are independent of matter. Being possesses its qualities before they are perceived humanly. Beauty is a thing of life, which dwells forever in the eternal Mind and reflects the charms of His goodness in expression, form, outline, and color.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 246:28

    (True life eternal)
    Life and goodness are immortal. Let us then shape our views of existence into loveliness, freshness, and continuity, rather than into age and blight.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 475:28-31

(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


    (Man unfallen)
    Man is incapable of sin, sickness, and death. The real man cannot depart from holiness, nor can God, by whom man is evolved, engender the capacity or freedom to sin.

Subheadings in this lesson

13 1 - Divine synonyms
13 1 - Ontology defined
13 1 - Mortals unlike immortals
13 1 - Spiritual tangibility
13 2 - The real and the unreal
13 2 - Excuses for ignorance
13 2 - Christian Science discovered
13 2 - Mission of Christian Science
13 2 - The Christ-mission
13 2 - Sublime summary
13 3 - Scientific evidence
13 3 - The struggle and victory
13 3 - Belief and understanding
13 4 - Unrealities that seem real
13 4 - One primal cause
13 4 - Universal brotherhood
13 4 - Indestructible relationship
13 4 - Basis of miracles
13 5 - Infinity's reflection
13 5 - The divine reflection
13 5 - Definition of man
13 5 - Eternal beauty
13 5 - The divine loveliness
13 5 - True life eternal
13 5 - Man unfallen


September 29,1901

Subject: 14

UNREALITY.

oo2o



-- Golden Text --

Psalm 92:7,8

    7 When the wicked spring as the
grass, and when all the workers of
iniquity do flourish; it is that they
shall be destroyed for ever:

    8 But thou, Lord, art most high for
evermore.


Responsive Reading


Zephaniah 2:3

    3 Seek ye the Lord, all ye meek of
the earth, which have wrought his
judgment; seek righteousness, seek
meekness: it may be ye shall be hid
in the day of the Lord's anger.
Zephaniah 3:8,9,11,13,15-17,19,20

    8 #Therefore wait ye upon me, saith
the Lord, until the day that I rise
up to the prey: for my determination
is to gather the nations, that I may
assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon
them mine indignation, even all my
fierce anger: for all the earth shall
be devoured with the fire of my
jealousy.

    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.

    11 In that day shalt thou not be
ashamed for all thy doings, wherein
thou hast transgressed against me:
for then I will take away out of the
midst of thee them that rejoice in
thy pride, and thou shalt no more be
haughty because of my holy mountain.

    13 The remnant of Israel shall not
do iniquity, nor speak lies; neither
shall a deceitful tongue be found in
their mouth: for they shall feed and
lie down, and none shall make them
afraid.

    15 The Lord hath taken away thy
judgments, he hath cast out thine
enemy: the king of Israel, even the
Lord, is in the midst of thee: thou
shalt not see evil any more.

    16 In that day it shall be said to
Jerusalem, Fear thou not: and to Zion,
Let not thine hands be slack.

    17 The Lord thy God in the midst of
thee is mighty; he will save, he will
rejoice over thee with joy; he will
rest in his love, he will joy over
thee with singing.

    19 Behold, at that time I will undo
all that afflict thee: and I will
save her that halteth, and gather her
that was driven out; and I will get
them praise and fame in every land
where they have been put to shame.

    20 At that time will I bring you
again, even in the time that I gather
you: for I will make you a name and a
praise among all people of the earth,
when I turn back your captivity
before your eyes, saith the Lord.


Section 1


Isaiah 34:1,4

    1 Come near, ye nations, to hear;
and hearken, ye people: let the earth
hear, and all that is therein; the
world, and all things that come forth
of it.

    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.
Isaiah 24:3-5

    3 The land shall be utterly
emptied, and utterly spoiled: for the
Lord hath spoken this word.

    4 The earth mourneth and fadeth
away, the world languisheth and
fadeth away, the haughty people of
the earth do languish.

    5 The earth also is defiled under
the inhabitants thereof; because they
have transgressed the laws, changed
the ordinance, broken the everlasting
covenant.

***
I John 2:15-17

    15 Love not the world, neither the
things that are in the world. If any
man love the world, the love of the
Father is not in him.

    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.

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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 280:1


    (The things of God are beautiful)
    In the infinitude of Mind, matter must be unknown. Symbols and elements of discord and decay are not products of the infinite, perfect, and eternal All. From Love and from the light and harmony which are the abode of Spirit, only reflections of good can come. All things beautiful and harmless are ideas of Mind. Mind creates and multiplies them, and the product must be mental.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 354:1-9


    (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?

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 523:7


    (Mist, or false claim)
    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.


Section 2


Ecclesiastes 6:10,12

    10 That which hath been is named
already, and it is known that it is
man: neither may he contend with him
that is mightier than he.

    12 For who knoweth what is good for
man in this life, all the days of his
vain life which he spendeth as a
shadow? for who can tell a man what
shall be after him under the sun?

***
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 Chronicles 29:15

    15 For we are strangers before
thee, and sojourners, as were all our
fathers: our days on the earth are as
a shadow, and there is none abiding.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 305:20


    (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. Because man is the reflection of his Maker, he is not subject to birth, growth, maturity, decay. These mortal dreams are of human origin, not divine.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 281:20

    (God and His image)
    When we put off the false sense for the true, and see that sin and mortality have neither Principle nor permanency, we shall learn that sin and mortality are without actual origin or rightful existence. They are native nothingness, out of which error would simulate creation through a man formed from dust.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 13:25


    (Corporeal ignorance) Because of human ignorance of the divine Principle, Love, the Father of all is represented as a corporeal creator; hence men recognize themselves as merely physical, and are ignorant of man as God's image or reflection and of man's eternal incorporeal existence. The world of error is ignorant of the world of Truth, - blind to the reality of man's existence, - for the world of sensation is not cognizant of life in Soul, not in body.


Section 3


I Corinthians 8:1

    1 Now as touching things offered
unto idols, we know that we all have
knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but
charity edifieth.
I Corinthians 13:8

    8 Charity never faileth: but
whether there be prophecies, they
shall fail; whether there be tongues,
they shall cease; whether there be
knowledge, it shall vanish away.

***
Colossians 2:8,18-20,22,23

    8 Beware lest any man spoil you
through philosophy and vain deceit,
after the tradition of men, after the
rudiments of the world, and not after
Christ.

    18 Let no man beguile you of your
reward in a voluntary humility and
worshipping of angels, intruding into
those things which he hath not seen,
vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,


    19 And not holding the Head, from
which all the body by joints and
bands having nourishment ministered,
and knit together, increaseth with
the increase of God.

    20 Wherefore if ye be dead with
Christ from the rudiments of the
world, why, as though living in the
world, are ye subject to ordinances,

    22 Which all are to perish with the
using;) after the commandments and
doctrines of men?

    23 Which things have indeed a shew
of wisdom in will worship, and
humility, and neglecting of the body;
not in any honour to the satisfying
of the flesh.

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 - 296:22


    (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. An improved belief is one step out of error, and aids in taking the next step and in understanding the situation in Christian Science.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 235:7-13


    (Teachers' functions)
    The teachers of schools and the readers in churches should be selected with as direct reference to their morals as to their learning or their correct reading. Nurseries of character should be strongly garrisoned with virtue. School-examinations are one-sided; it is not so much academic education, as a moral and spiritual culture, which lifts one higher.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 195:19-4


    (Useful knowledge)
    Academics of the right sort are requisite. Observation, invention, study, and original thought are expansive and should promote the growth of mortal mind out of itself, out of all that is mortal.
    It is the tangled barbarisms of learning which we deplore, - the mere dogma, the speculative theory, the nauseous fiction. Novels, remarkable only for their exaggerated pictures, impossible ideals, and specimens of depravity, fill our young readers with wrong tastes and sentiments. Literary commercialism is lowering the intellectual standard to accommodate the purse and to meet a frivolous demand for amusement instead of for improvement. Incorrect views lower the standard of truth.
    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.


Section 4


Isaiah 24:17-19

    17 Fear, and the pit, and the
snare, are upon thee, O inhabitant of
the earth.

    18 And it shall come to pass, that
he who fleeth from the noise of the
fear shall fall into the pit; and he
that cometh up out of the midst of
the pit shall be taken in the snare:
for the windows from on high are
open, and the foundations of the
earth do shake.

    19 The earth is utterly broken
down, the earth is clean dissolved,
the earth is moved exceedingly.

***
Job 18:8,11

    8 For he is cast into a net by his
own feet, and he walketh upon a snare.


    11 Terrors shall make him afraid on
every side, and shall drive him to
his feet.

***
Proverbs 1:33

    33 But whoso hearkeneth unto me
shall dwell safely, and shall be
quiet from fear of evil.

***
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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 532:26-28


    (Shame the effect of sin)
    Fear was the first manifestation of the error of material sense. Thus error began and will end the dream of matter.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 380:15


    (Benefits of metaphysics)
    The physical effects of fear illustrate its illusion. Gazing at a chained lion, crouched for a spring, should not terrify a man. The body is affected only with the belief of disease produced by a so-called mind ignorant of the truth which chains disease. Nothing but the power of Truth can prevent the fear of error, and prove man's dominion over error.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 197:16,30


    (Higher standard for mortals)
    We should master fear, instead of cultivating it. It was the ignorance of our forefathers in the departments of knowledge now broadcast in the earth, that made them hardier than our trained physiologists, more honest than our sleek politicians.
    (Harm done by physicians)
    The doctor's mind reaches that of his patient. The doctor should suppress his fear of disease, else his belief in its reality and fatality will harm his patients even more than his calomel and morphine, for the higher stratum of mortal mind has in belief more power to harm man than the substratum, matter. A patient hears the doctor's verdict as a criminal hears his deathsentence. The patient may seem calm under it, but he is not. His fortitude may sustain him, but his fear, which has already developed the disease that is gaining the mastery, is increased by the physician's words.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 410:29


    (Be not afraid)
    Christian scientific practice begins with Christ's keynote of harmony, "Be not afraid!" Said Job: "The thing which I greatly feared is come upon me."

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 410:14

    (Love casteth out fear)
    Every trial of our faith in God makes us stronger. The more difficult seems the material condition to be overcome by Spirit, the stronger should be our faith and the purer our love. The Apostle John says: "There is no fear in Love, but perfect Love casteth out fear. . . . He that feareth is not made perfect in Love." Here is a definite and inspired proclamation of Christian Science.


Section 5


Psalm 89:47,48

    47 Remember how short my time is:
wherefore hast thou made all men in
vain?

    48 What man is he that liveth, and
shall not see death? shall he deliver
his soul from the hand of the grave?

***
Genesis 5:24

    24 And Enoch walked with God: and
he was not; for God took him.

***
John 11:19,21,25,26,43,44

    19 And many of the Jews came to
Martha and Mary, to comfort them
concerning their brother.

    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?

    43 And when he thus had spoken, he
cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come
forth.

    44 And he that was dead came forth,
bound hand and foot with
graveclothes: and his face was bound
about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto
them, Loose him, and let him go.

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.

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.

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.


Section 6


Isaiah 14:3-5

    3 And it shall come to pass in the
day that the Lord shall give thee rest
from thy sorrow, and from thy fear,
and from the hard bondage wherein
thou wast made to serve.

    4 #That thou shalt take up this
proverb against the king of Babylon,
and say, How hath the oppressor
ceased! the golden city ceased!

    5 The Lord hath broken the staff of
the wicked, and the sceptre of the
rulers.

***
John 8:31,32,36

    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.

    36 If the Son therefore shall make
you free, ye shall be free indeed.

***
Galatians 5:1

    1 Stand fast therefore in the
liberty wherewith Christ hath made us
free, and be not entangled again with
the yoke of bondage.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 373:14-15


    (Love frees from fear)
    The fear of disease and the love of sin are the sources of man's enslavement.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 225:29-21


    (Slavery abolished)
    Men and women of all climes and races are still in bondage to material sense, ignorant how to obtain their freedom. The rights of man were vindicated in a single section and on the lowest plane of human life, when African slavery was abolished in our land. That was only prophetic of further steps towards the banishment of a world-wide slavery, found on higher planes of existence and under more subtle and depraving forms.
    (Liberty's crusade)
    The voice of God in behalf of the African slave was still echoing in our land, when the voice of the herald of this new crusade sounded the keynote of universal freedom, asking a fuller acknowledgment of the rights of man as a Son of God, demanding that the fetters of sin, sickness, and death be stricken from the human mind and that its freedom be won, not through human warfare, not with bayonet and blood, but through Christ's divine Science.
    (Cramping systems)
    God has built a higher platform of human rights, and He has built it on diviner claims. These claims are not made through code or creed, but in demonstration of "on earth peace, good-will toward men." 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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 368:10-14


    (Results of faith in Truth)
    Against the fatal beliefs that error is as real as Truth, that evil is equal in power to good if not superior, and that discord is as normal as harmony, even the hope of freedom from the bondage of sickness and sin has little inspiration to nerve endeavor.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 372:8-17

    (Brain not intelligent)
    The Science of being, in which all is divine Mind, or God and His idea, would be clearer in this age, but for the belief that matter is the medium of man, or that man can enter his own embodied thought, bind himself with his own beliefs, and then call his bonds material and name them divine law.
    (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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 466:13-16

(04) Question: What are spirits and souls?
ADAM = Evil.
Topic: Truth


    (Real versus unreal)
    Truth is immortal; error is mortal. Truth is limitless; error is limited. Truth is intelligent; error is non-intelligent. Moreover, Truth is real, and error is unreal.

Subheadings in this lesson

14 1 - Seeming and being
14 1 - The things of God are beautiful
14 1 - Christian warfare
14 1 - Mist, or false claim
14 2 - Inverted images
14 2 - God and His image
14 2 - Corporeal ignorance
14 3 - Mixed testimony
14 3 - Teachers' functions
14 3 - Useful knowledge
14 4 - Shame the effect of sin
14 4 - Benefits of metaphysics
14 4 - Higher standard for mortals
14 4 - Harm done by physicians
14 4 - Be not afraid
14 4 - Love casteth out fear
14 5 - Music, rhythm of head and heart
14 5 - Abiding in Life
14 6 - Love frees from fear
14 6 - Slavery abolished
14 6 - Liberty's crusade
14 6 - Cramping systems
14 6 - Results of faith in Truth
14 6 - Brain not intelligent
14 6 - Veritable success
14 6 - Real versus unreal


October 6,1901

Subject: 15

ARE SIN, DISEASE, AND DEATH REAL?

o2oo



-- Golden Text --

Deuteronomy 33:27

    27 The eternal God is thy refuge,
and underneath are the everlasting
arms: and he shall thrust out the
enemy from before thee; and shall
say, Destroy them.


Responsive Reading


Matthew 8:1-3,5-8,13

    1 When he was come down from the
mountain, great multitudes followed
him.

    2 And, behold, there came a leper
and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if
thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.

    3 And Jesus put forth his hand, and
touched him, saying, I will; be thou
clean. And immediately his leprosy
was cleansed.

    5 #And when Jesus was entered into
Capernaum, there came unto him a
centurion, beseeching him,

    6 And saying, Lord, my servant
lieth at home sick of the palsy,
grievously tormented.

    7 And Jesus saith unto him, I will
come and heal him.

    8 The centurion answered and said,
Lord, I am not worthy that thou
shouldest come under my roof: but
speak the word only, and my servant
shall be healed.

    13 And Jesus said unto the
centurion, Go thy way; and as thou
hast believed, so be it done unto
thee. And his servant was healed in
the selfsame hour.
Matthew 9:18,19,23-26

    18 #While he spake these things
unto them, behold, there came a
certain ruler, and worshipped him,
saying, My daughter is even now dead:
but come and lay thy hand upon her,
and she shall live.

    19 And Jesus arose, and followed
him, and so did his disciples.

    23 And when Jesus came into the
ruler's house, and saw the minstrels
and the people making a noise,

    24 He said unto them, Give place:
for the maid is not dead, but
sleepeth. And they laughed him to
scorn.

    25 But when the people were put
forth, he went in, and took her by
the hand, and the maid arose.

    26 And the fame hereof went abroad
into all that land.


Section 1


Psalm 104:24

    24 O Lord, how manifold are thy
works! in wisdom hast thou made them
all: the earth is full of thy riches.

Psalm 107:17,19,20

    17 Fools because of their
transgression, and because of their
iniquities, are afflicted.

    19 Then they cry unto the Lord in
their trouble, and he saveth them out
of their distresses.

    20 He sent his word, and healed
them, and delivered them from their
destructions.
Psalm 33:4

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

***
I Corinthians 14:33

    33 For God is not the author of
confusion, but of peace, as in all
churches of the saints.

***
Ezekiel 18:23,25

    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?

    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?

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 229:9,23-31


    (No union of opposites) 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.
    (Sickness from mortal mind)
    If God causes man to be sick, sickness must be good, and its opposite, health, must be evil, for all that He makes is good and will stand forever. If the transgression of God's law produces sickness, it is right to be sick; and we cannot if we would, and should not if we could, annul the decrees of wisdom. It is the transgression of a belief of mortal mind, not of a law of matter nor of divine Mind, which causes the belief of sickness.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 384:6-12


    (Corporeal penalties)
    God never punishes man for doing right, for honest labor, or for deeds of kindness, though they expose him to fatigue, cold, heat, contagion. If man seems to incur the penalty through matter, this is but a belief of mortal mind, not an enactment of wisdom, and man has only to enter his protest against this belief in order to annul it.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 522:29-1


    (Hypothetical reversal)
    Does Life, Truth, and Love produce death, error, and hatred? Does the creator condemn His own creation? Does the unerring Principle of divine law change or repent? It cannot be so.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 378:26


    (Disease powerless)
    God never endowed matter with power to disable Life or to chill harmony with a long and cold night of discord. Such a power, without the divine permission, is inconceivable; ;and if such a power could be divinely directed, it would manifest less wisdom than we usually find displayed in human governments.


Section 2


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.

***
Romans 8:1,2,6,7

    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.

    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.

***
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.

***
James 1:13-17

    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.


    16 Do not err, my beloved brethren.


    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.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 196:15-18


    (Sin destroyed through suffering)
    Sickness, sin, and death are not concomitants of Life or Truth. No law supports them. They have no relation to God wherewith to establish their power.

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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 480:26-32

(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. If sin, sickness, and death were understood as nothingness, they would disappear. As vapor melts before the sun, so evil would vanish before the reality of good.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 286:31-5


    (Spiritual thoughts)
    Sin, sickness, and death are comprised in human material belief, and belong not to the divine Mind. They are without a real origin or existence. They have neither Principle nor permanence, but belong, with all that is material and temporal, to the nothingness of error, which simulates the creations of Truth. All creations of Spirit are eternal; but creations of matter must return to dust.


Section 3


Jeremiah 7:9,10

    9 Will ye steal, murder, and commit
adultery, and swear falsely, and burn
incense unto Baal, and walk after
other gods whom ye know not;

    10 And come and stand before me in
this house, which is called by my
name, and say, We are delivered to do
all these abominations?

***
Psalm 34:14,16

    14 Depart from evil, and do good;
seek peace, and pursue it.

    16 The face of the Lord is against
them that do evil, to cut off the
remembrance of them from the earth.

***
Ezekiel 33:11

    11 Say unto them, As I live, saith
the Lord God, I have no pleasure in
the death of the wicked; but that the
wicked turn from his way and live:
turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways;
for why will ye die, O house of
Israel?

***
Romans 12:1,2,9

    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.


    9 Let love be without
dissimulation. Abhor that which is
evil; cleave to that which is good.

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?

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 206:19-28


    (Birth and death unreal)
    Does God send sickness, giving the mother her child for the brief space of a few years and then taking it away by death? Is God creating anew what He has already created? The Scriptures are definite on this point, declaring that His work was finished, nothing is new to God, and that it was good.
    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 - 270:14


    (Prophetic ignorance)
    The prophets of old looked for something higher than the systems of their times; hence their foresight of the new dispensation of Truth. But they knew not what would be the precise nature of the teaching and demonstration of God, divine Mind, in His more infinite meanings, - the demonstration which was to destroy sin, sickness, and death, establish the definition of omnipotence, and maintain the Science of Spirit.


Section 4


Luke 5:17-25

    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.

    18 #And, behold, men brought in a
bed a man which was taken with a
palsy: and they sought means to bring
him in, and to lay him before him.

    19 And when they could not find by
what way they might bring him in
because of the multitude, they went
upon the housetop, and let him down
through the tiling with his couch
into the midst before Jesus.

    20 And when he saw their faith, he
said unto him, Man, thy sins are
forgiven thee.

    21 And the scribes and the
Pharisees began to reason, saying,
Who is this which speaketh
blasphemies? Who can forgive sins,
but God alone?

    22 But when Jesus perceived their
thoughts, he answering said unto
them, What reason ye in your hearts?

    23 Whether is easier, to say, Thy
sins be forgiven thee; or to say,
Rise up and walk?

    24 But that ye may know that the
Son of man hath power upon earth to
forgive sins, (he said unto the sick
of the palsy,) I say unto thee,
Arise, and take up thy couch, and go
into thine house.

    25 And immediately he rose up
before them, and took up that whereon
he lay, and departed to his own
house, glorifying God.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 343:14


    (Proof from miracles)
    Jesus strips all disguise from error, when his teachings are fully understood. By parable and argument he explains the impossibility of good producing evil; and he also scientifically demonstrates this great fact, proving by what are wrongly called miracles, that sin, sickness, and death are beliefs - illusive errors - which he could and did destroy.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 289:14-24,29


    (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.
    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) Matter and death are mortal illusions. Spirit and all things spiritual are the real and eternal.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 230:4


    (Sickness from mortal mind) 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.


Section 5


Isaiah 41:10

    10 #Fear thou not; for I am with
thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy
God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I
will help thee; yea, I will uphold
thee with the right hand of my
righteousness.

***
Psalm 91:5,6,10,13

    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.

    10 There shall no evil befall thee,
neither shall any plague come nigh
thy dwelling.

    13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion
and adder: the young lion and the
dragon shalt thou trample under feet.

***
Luke 12:32

    32 Fear not, little flock; for it
is your Father's good pleasure to
give you the kingdom.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 495:14

(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


    (Steadfast and calm trust)
    When the illusion of sickness or sin tempts you, cling steadfastly to God and His idea. Allow nothing but His likeness to abide in your thought. Let neither fear nor doubt overshadow your clear sense and calm trust, that the recognition of life harmonious - as Life eternally is - can destroy any painful sense of, or belief in, that which Life is not. Let Christian Science, instead of corporeal sense, support your understanding of being, and this understanding will supplant error with Truth, replace mortality with immortality, and silence discord with harmony.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 231:20


    (Superiority to sickness and sin)
    To hold yourself superior to sin, because God made you superior to it and governs man, is true wisdom. To fear sin is to misunderstand the power of Love and the divine Science of being in man's relation to God, - to doubt His government and distrust His omnipotent care. To hold yourself superior to sickness and death is equally wise, and is in accordance with divine Science. To fear them is impossible, when you fully apprehend God and know that they are no part of His creation.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 184:12


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


Section 6


I John 5:1,4

    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.

    4 For whatsoever is born of God
overcometh the world: and this is the
victory that overcometh the world,
even our faith.

***
I Timothy 6:12

    12 Fight the good fight of faith,
lay hold on eternal life, whereunto
thou art also called, and hast
professed a good profession before
many witnesses.

***
Deuteronomy 20:4

    4 For the Lord your God is he that
goeth with you, to fight for you
against your enemies, to save you.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 450:19


    (Touchstone of Science)
    The Christian Scientist has enlisted to lessen evil, disease, and death; and he will overcome them by understanding their nothingness and the allness of God, or good. Sickness to him is no less a temptation than is sin, and he heals them both by understanding God's power over them. The Christian Scientist knows that they are errors of belief, which Truth can and will destroy.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 567:3


    (Angelic offices)
    These angels deliver us from the depths. Truth and Love come nearer in the hour of woe, when strong faith or spiritual strength wrestles and prevails through the understanding of God. The Gabriel of His presence has no contests. To infinite, ever-present Love, all is Love, and there is no error, no sin, sickness, nor death. Against Love, the dragon warreth not long, for he is killed by the divine Principle. Truth and Love prevail against the dragon because the dragon cannot war with them. Thus endeth the conflict between the flesh and Spirit.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 428:6


    (Vision opening)
    Man's privilege at this supreme moment is to prove the words of our Master: "If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death." To divest thought of false trusts and material evidences in order that the spiritual facts of being may appear, - this is the great attainment by means of which we shall sweep away the false and give place to the true. Thus we may establish in truth the temple, or body, "whose builder and maker is God."

Subheadings in this lesson

15 1 - No union of opposites
15 1 - Sickness from mortal mind
15 1 - Corporeal penalties
15 1 - Hypothetical reversal
15 1 - Disease powerless
15 2 - Sin destroyed through suffering
15 2 - -20- The one divine Mind
15 2 - Vapor and nothingness
15 2 - Spiritual thoughts
15 3 - Divine fulfilment
15 3 - Birth and death unreal
15 3 - Prophetic ignorance
15 4 - Proof from miracles
15 4 - Death but an illusion
15 4 - Spiritual offspring
15 4 - Sickness from mortal mind
15 5 - Steadfast and calm trust
15 5 - Superiority to sickness and sin
15 5 - Belief and understanding
15 6 - Touchstone of Science
15 6 - Angelic offices
15 6 - Vision opening


October 13,1901

Subject: 16

DOCTRINE OF ATONEMENT.

2ooo



-- Golden Text --

Matthew 5:23,24

    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.


Responsive Reading


Isaiah 53

CHAPTER 53

    1 Who hath believed our report?
and to whom is the arm of the Lord
revealed?

    2 For he shall grow up before him
as a tender plant, and as a root out
of a dry ground: he hath no form nor
comeliness; and when we shall see
him, there is no beauty that we
should desire him.

    3 He is despised and rejected of
men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted
with grief: and we hid as it were our
faces from him; he was despised, and
we esteemed him not.

    4 #Surely he hath borne our griefs,
and carried our sorrows: yet we did
esteem him stricken, smitten of God,
and afflicted.

    5 But he was wounded for our
transgressions, he was bruised for
our iniquities: the chastisement of
our peace was upon him; and with his
stripes we are healed.

    6 All we like sheep have gone
astray; we have turned every one to
his own way; and the Lord hath laid
on him the iniquity of us all.

    7 He was oppressed, and he was
afflicted, yet he opened not his
mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the
slaughter, and as a sheep before her
shearers is dumb, so he openeth not
his mouth.

    8 He was taken from prison and from
judgment: and who shall declare his
generation? for he was cut off out of
the land of the living: for the
transgression of my people was he
stricken.

    9 And he made his grave with the
wicked, and with the rich in his
death; because he had done no
violence, neither was any deceit in
his mouth.

    10 #Yet it pleased the Lord to
bruise him; he hath put him to grief:
when thou shalt make his soul an
offering for sin, he shall see his
seed, he shall prolong his days, and
the pleasure of the Lord shall
prosper in his hand.

    11 He shall see of the travail of
his soul, and shall be satisfied: by
his knowledge shall my righteous
servant justify many; for he shall
bear their iniquities.

    12 Therefore will I divide him a
portion with the great, and he shall
divide the spoil with the strong;
because he hath poured out his soul
unto death: and he was numbered with
the transgressors; and he bare the
sin of many, and made intercession
for the transgressors.


Section 1


Romans 5:6,8-11

    6 For when we were yet without
strength, in due time Christ died for
the ungodly.

    8 But God commendeth his love
toward us, in that, while we were yet
sinners, Christ died for us.

    9 Much more then, being now
justified by his blood, we shall be
saved from wrath through him.

    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 2:13,18

    13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who
sometimes were far off are made nigh
by the blood of Christ.

    18 For through him we both have
access by one Spirit unto the Father.

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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 24:20-2

    (Purpose of crucifixion)
    Does erudite theology regard the crucifixion of Jesus chiefly as providing a ready pardon for all sinners who ask for it and are willing to be forgiven? Does spiritualism find Jesus' death necessary only for the presentation, after death, of the material Jesus, as a proof that spirits can return to earth? Then we must differ from them both.
    The efficacy of the crucifixion lay in the practical affection and goodness it demonstrated for mankind. The truth had been lived among men; but until they saw that it enabled their Master to triumph over the grave, his own disciples could not admit such an event to be possible. After the resurrection, even the unbelieving Thomas was forced to acknowledge how complete was the great proof of Truth and Love.

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

    (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. 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. Hence the force of his admonition, "If ye love me, keep my commandments."


Section 2


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.

***
Colossians 1:2,19-22

    2 To the saints and faithful
brethren in Christ which are at
Colosse: Grace be unto you, and
peace, from God our Father and the
Lord Jesus Christ.

    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.

    21 And you, that were sometime
alienated and enemies in your mind by
wicked works, yet now hath he
reconciled

    22 In the body of his flesh through
death, to present you holy and
unblameable and unreproveable in his
sight:

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 18:13


    (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.


Section 3


Hebrews 10:1,4,6,7

    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.

    4 For it is not possible that the
blood of bulls and of goats should
take away sins.

    6 In burnt offerings and sacrifices
for sin thou hast had no pleasure.

    7 Then said I, Lo, I come (in the
volume of the book it is written of
me,) to do thy will, O God.

***
John 14:23

    23 Jesus answered and said unto
him, If a man love me, he will keep
my words: and my Father will love
him, and we will come unto him, and
make our abode with him.
John 15:9,12-14

    9 As the Father hath loved me, so
have I loved you: continue ye in my
love.

    12 This is my commandment, That ye
love one another, as I have loved you.


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

    14 Ye are my friends, if ye do
whatsoever I command you.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 19:17


    (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. If living in disobedience to Him, we ought to feel no security, although God is good.

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 - 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.


Section 4


Psalm 119:57,59,60

    57 Thou art my portion, O Lord: I
have said that I would keep thy
words.

    59 I thought on my ways, and turned
my feet unto thy testimonies.

    60 I made haste, and delayed not to
keep thy commandments.

***
Luke 15:11-20

    11 #And he said, A certain man had
two sons:

    12 And the younger of them said to
his father, Father, give me the
portion of goods that falleth to me.
And he divided unto them his living.

    13 And not many days after the
younger son gathered all together,
and took his journey into a far
country, and there wasted his
substance with riotous living.

    14 And when he had spent all, there
arose a mighty famine in that land;
and he began to be in want.

    15 And he went and joined himself
to a citizen of that country; and he
sent him into his fields to feed
swine.

    16 And he would fain have filled
his belly with the husks that the
swine did eat: and no man gave unto
him.

    17 And when he came to himself, he
said, How many hired servants of my
father's have bread enough and to
spare, and I perish with hunger!

    18 I will arise and go to my
father, and will say unto him,
Father, I have sinned against heaven,
and before thee,

    19 And am no more worthy to be
called thy son: make me as one of thy
hired servants.

    20 And he arose, and came to his
father. But when he was yet a great
way off, his father saw him, and had
compassion, and ran, and fell on his
neck, and kissed him.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 22:30-7


    (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. 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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 35:30-4

    (Final purpose)
    The design of Love is to reform the sinner. If the sinner's punishment here has been insufficient to reform him, the good man's heaven would be a hell to the sinner. They, who know not purity and affection by experience, can never find bliss in the blessed company of Truth and Love simply through translation into another sphere.

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."


Section 5


I Peter 2:21,23,24

    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.
I Peter 3:17,18

    17 For it is better, if the will of
God be so, that ye suffer for well
doing, than for evil doing.

    18 For Christ also hath once
suffered for sins, the just for the
unjust, that he might bring us to
God, being put to death in the flesh,
but quickened by the Spirit:
I Peter 4:15,16

    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 - 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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 391:13(begin It)


    (Righteous rebellion) It is error to suffer for aught but your own sins. Christ, or Truth, will destroy all other supposed suffering, and real suffering for your own sins will cease in proportion as the sin ceases.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 36:30-12


    (Vicarious suffering)
    Religious history repeats itself in the suffering of the just for the unjust. Can God therefore overlook the law of righteousness which destroys the belief called sin? Does not Science show that sin brings suffering as much to-day as yesterday? They who sin must suffer. "With what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again."
    (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 - 38:21-26

    (Material pleasures)
    Jesus experienced few of the pleasures of the physical senses, but his sufferings were the fruits of other people's 'sins, not of his own. The eternal Christ, his spiritual selfhood, never suffered. Jesus mapped out the path for others. He unveiled the Christ, the spiritual idea of divine Love.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 40:17

    (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. If a career so great and good as that of Jesus could not avert a felon's fate, lesser apostles of Truth may endure human brutality without murmuring, rejoicing to enter into fellowship with him through the triumphal arch of Truth and Love.


Section 6


Exodus 30:14-16

    14 Every one that passeth among
them that are numbered, from twenty
years old and above, shall give an
offering unto the Lord.

    15 The rich shall not give more,
and the poor shall not give less than
half a shekel, when they give an
offering unto the Lord, to make an
atonement for your souls.

    16 And thou shalt take the
atonement money of the children of
Israel, and shalt appoint it for the
service of the tabernacle of the
congregation; that it may be a
memorial unto the children of Israel
before the Lord, to make an atonement
for your souls.

***
Acts 14:1,3

    1 And it came to pass in Iconium,
that they went both together into the
synagogue of the Jews, and so spake,
that a great multitude both of the
Jews and also of the Greeks believed.


    3 Long time therefore abode they
speaking boldly in the Lord, which
gave testimony unto the word of his
grace, and granted signs and wonders
to be done by their hands.

***
II Corinthians 12:12

    12 Truly the signs of an apostle
were wrought among you in all
patience, in signs, and wonders, and
mighty deeds.

***
James 2:14,18,24

    14 What doth it profit, my
brethren, though a man say he hath
faith, and have not works? can faith
save him?

    18 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast
faith, and I have works: shew me thy
faith without thy works, and I will
shew thee my faith by my works.

    24 Ye see then how that by works a
man is justified, and not by faith
only.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 30:19-21


    (Rebukes helpful)
    As the individual ideal of Truth, Christ Jesus came to rebuke rabbinical error and all sin, sickness, and death, - to point out the way of Truth and Life.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 31:12-17

    (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.

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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 37:16

    (Complete emulation)
    When will Jesus' professed followers learn to emulate him in all his ways and to imitate his mighty works? Those who procured the martyrdom of that righteous man would gladly have turned his sacred career into a mutilated doctrinal platform. May the Christians of to-day take up the more practical import of that career! It is possible, - yea, it is the duty and privilege of every child, man, and woman, - to follow in some degree the example of the Master by the demonstration of Truth and Life, of health and holiness. Christians claim to be his followers, but do they follow him in the way that he commanded? Hear these imperative commands: "Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect!" "Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature!" "Heal the sick!"

Subheadings in this lesson

16 1 - Divine oneness
16 1 - Purpose of crucifixion
16 1 - Effective triumph
16 2 - Human reconciliation
16 3 - Efficacious repentance
16 3 - Moral victory
16 3 - Effective triumph
16 4 - Justice and substitution
16 4 - Final purpose
16 4 - Sorrow and reformation
16 5 - Justice and substitution
16 5 - Righteous rebellion
16 5 - Vicarious suffering
16 5 - Martyrs inevitable
16 5 - Material pleasures
16 5 - Suffering inevitable
16 6 - Rebukes helpful
16 6 - Healing primary
16 6 - Healing early lost
16 6 - Complete emulation


October 20,1901

Subject: 17

PROBATION AFTER DEATH.

ooo3



-- Golden Text --

Psalm 118:17

    17 I shall not die, but live, and
declare the works of the Lord.


Responsive Reading


Psalm 49:1,3,5-7,9-11,14-18,20

    1 Hear this, all ye people; give
ear, all ye inhabitants of the world:


    3 My mouth shall speak of wisdom;
and the meditation of my heart shall
be of understanding.

    5 Wherefore should I fear in the
days of evil, when the iniquity of my
heels shall compass me about?

    6 They that trust in their wealth,
and boast themselves in the multitude
of their riches;

    7 None of them can by any means
redeem his brother, nor give to God a
ransom for him:

    9 That he should still live for
ever, and not see corruption.

    10 For he seeth that wise men die,
likewise the fool and the brutish
person perish, and leave their wealth
to others.

    11 Their inward thought is, that
their houses shall continue for ever,
and their dwelling places to all
generations; they call their lands
after their own names.

    14 Like sheep they are laid in the
grave; death shall feed on them; and
the upright shall have dominion over
them in the morning; and their beauty
shall consume in the grave from their
dwelling.

    15 But God will redeem my soul from
the power of the grave: for he shall
receive me.

    16 Be not thou afraid when one is
made rich, when the glory of his
house is increased;

    17 For when he dieth he shall carry
nothing away: his glory shall not
descend after him.

    18 Though while he lived he blessed
his soul: and men will praise thee,
when thou doest well to thyself.

    20 Man that is in honour, and
understandeth not, is like the beasts
that perish.


Section 1


Psalm 51:1,5

    1 Have mercy upon me, O God,
according to thy lovingkindness:
according unto the multitude of thy
tender mercies blot out my
transgressions.

    5 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity;
and in sin did my mother conceive me.

***
Job 3:2-4,20-22

    2 And Job spake, and said,

    3 Let the day perish wherein I was
born, and the night in which it was
said, There is a man child conceived.


    4 Let that day be darkness; let not
God regard it from above, neither let
the light shine upon it.

    20 Wherefore is light given to him
that is in misery, and life unto the
bitter in soul;

    21 Which long for death, but it
cometh not; and dig for it more than
for hid treasures;

    22 Which rejoice exceedingly, and
are glad, when they can find the
grave?

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.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 265:16


    (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. The truth of being is perennial, and the error is unreal and obsolete.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 190:14-26


    (Human frailty)
    Human birth, growth, maturity, and decay are as the grass springing from the soil with beautiful green blades, afterwards to wither and return to its native nothingness. This mortal seeming is temporal; it never merges into immortal being, but finally disappears, and immortal man, spiritual and eternal, is found to be the real man.
    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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 533:23


    (The beguiling first lie)
    The belief in material life and intelligence is growing worse at every step, but error has its suppositional day and multiplies until the end thereof.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 239:23


    (Antagonistic sources)
    Mortal mind is the acknowledged seat of human motives. It forms material concepts and produces every discordant action of the body. If action proceeds from the divine Mind, action is harmonious. If it comes from erring mortal mind, it is discordant and ends in sin, sickness, death. Those two opposite sources never mingle in fount or stream. The perfect Mind sends forth perfection, for God is Mind. Imperfect mortal mind sends forth its own resemblances, of which the wise man said, "All is vanity."


Section 2


James 4:7,8

    7 Submit yourselves therefore to
God. Resist the devil, and he will
flee from you.

    8 Draw nigh to God, and he will
draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands,
ye sinners; and purify your hearts,
ye double minded.

***
Micah 6:6-8

    6 #Wherewith shall I come before
the Lord, and bow myself before the
high God? shall I come before him
with burnt offerings, with calves of
a year old?

    7 Will the Lord be pleased with
thousands of rams, or with ten
thousands of rivers of oil? shall I
give my firstborn for my
transgression, the fruit of my body
for the sin of my soul?

    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?

***
James 1:21

    21 Wherefore lay apart all
filthiness and superfluity of
naughtiness, and receive with
meekness the engrafted word, which is
able to save your souls.

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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 234:25

    (Cleansing the mind)
    Sin and disease must be thought before they can be manifested. You must control evil thoughts in the first instance, or they will control you in the second. Jesus declared that to look with desire on forbidden objects was to break a moral precept. He laid great stress on the action of the human mind, unseen to the senses.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 188:4


    (Embryonic sinful thoughts)
    The belief of sin, which has grown terrible in strength and influence, is an unconscious error in the beginning, - an embryonic thought without motive; but afterwards it governs the so-called man. Passion, depraved appetites, dishonesty, envy, hatred, revenge ripen into action, only to pass from shame and woe to their final punishment.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 405:2-21


    (Sin or fear the root of sickness) Hatred inflames the brutal propensities. The indulgence of evil motives and aims makes any man, who is above the lowest type of manhood, a hopeless sufferer.
    (Mental conspirators)
    Christian Science commands man to master the propensities, - to hold hatred in abeyance with kindness, to conquer lust with chastity, revenge with charity, and to overcome deceit with honesty. Choke these errors in their early stages, if you would not cherish an army of conspirators against health, happiness, and success. They will deliver you to the judge, the arbiter of truth against error. The judge will deliver you to justice, and the sentence of the moral law will be executed upon mortal mind and body. Both will be manacled until the last farthing is paid, - until you have balanced your account with God. "Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap." The good man finally can overcome his fear of sin. This is sin's necessity, - to destroy itself. Immortal man demonstrates the government of God, good, in which is no power to sin.


Section 3


John 5:1-3,5-9,14

    1 After this there was a feast of
the Jews; and Jesus went up to
Jerusalem.

    2 Now there is at Jerusalem by the
sheep market a pool, which is called
in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having
five porches.

    3 In these lay a great multitude of
impotent folk, of blind, halt,
withered, waiting for the moving of
the water.

    5 And a certain man was there,
which had an infirmity thirty and
eight years.

    6 When Jesus saw him lie, and knew
that he had been now a long time in
that case, he saith unto him, Wilt
thou be made whole?

    7 The impotent man answered him,
Sir, I have no man, when the water is
troubled, to put me into the pool:
but while I am coming, another
steppeth down before me.

    8 Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take
up thy bed, and walk.

    9 And immediately the man was made
whole, and took up his bed, and
walked: and on the same day was the
sabbath.

    14 Afterward Jesus findeth him in
the temple, and said unto him,
Behold, thou art made whole: sin no
more, lest a worse thing come unto
thee.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 391:32


    (Sin to be overcome)
    Fear is the fountain of sickness, and you master fear and sin through divine Mind; hence it is through divine Mind that you overcome disease. 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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 318:16


    (Sickness as discord)
    Is the sick man sinful above all others? No! but so far as he is discordant, he is not the image of God. 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.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 188:22


    (Disease a dream)
    Sickness is a growth of error, springing from mortal ignorance or fear. Error rehearses error. What causes disease cannot cure it. The soil of disease is mortal mind, and you have an abundant or scanty crop of disease, according to the seedlings of fear. Sin and the fear of disease must be uprooted and cast out.

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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 251:15-24


    (Mortal mind's disappearance)
    We must learn how mankind govern the body, - whether through faith in hygiene, in drugs, or in willpower. We should learn whether they govern the body through a belief in the necessity of sickness and death, sin and pardon, or govern it from the higher understanding that the divine Mind makes perfect, acts upon the so-called human mind through truth, leads the human mind to relinquish all error, to find the divine Mind to be the only Mind, and the healer of sin, disease, death.


Section 4


Isaiah 38:17,18

    17 Behold, for peace I had great
bitterness: but thou hast in love to
my soul delivered it from the pit of
corruption: for thou hast cast all my
sins behind thy back.

    18 For the grave cannot praise
thee, death can not celebrate thee:
they that go down into the pit cannot
hope for thy truth.

***
Psalm 6:5

    5 For in death there is no
remembrance of thee: in the grave who
shall give thee thanks?

***
Hosea 13:14

    14 I will ransom them from the
power of the grave; I will redeem
them from death: O death, I will be
thy plagues; O grave, I will be thy
destruction: repentance shall be hid
from mine eyes.

***
I Corinthians 15:25,26

    25 For he must reign, till he hath
put all enemies under his feet.

    26 The last enemy that shall be
destroyed is death.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 39:10


    (A belief suicidal)
    The educated belief that Soul is in the body causes mortals to regard death as a friend, as a stepping-stone out of mortality into immortality and bliss. 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 - 312:8


    (Sense-dreams)
    The senses regard a corpse, not as man, but simply as matter. People say, "Man is dead;" but this death is the departure of a mortal's mind, not of matter. The matter is still there. The belief of that mortal that he must die occasioned his departure; yet you say that matter has caused his death.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 290:3-10,16-27

    (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.
    (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.


Section 5


I Corinthians 15:12-22

    12 Now if Christ be preached that
he rose from the dead, how say some
among you that there is no
resurrection of the dead?

    13 But if there be no resurrection
of the dead, then is Christ not risen:


    14 And if Christ be not risen, then
is our preaching vain, and your faith
is also vain.

    15 Yea, and we are found false
witnesses of God; because we have
testified of God that he raised up
Christ: whom he raised not up, if so
be that the dead rise not.

    16 For if the dead rise not, then
is not Christ raised:

    17 And if Christ be not raised,
your faith is vain; ye are yet in
your sins.

    18 Then they also which are fallen
asleep in Christ are perished.

    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.

    21 For since by man came death, by
man came also the resurrection of the
dead.

    22 For as in Adam all die, even so
in Christ shall all be made alive.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 42:15-21


    (Death outdone)
    The resurrection of the great demonstrator of God's power was the proof of his final triumph over body and matter, and gave full evidence of divine Science, - evidence so important to mortals. 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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 46:13-24

    (Corporeality and Spirit)
    The Master said plainly that physique was not Spirit, and after his resurrection he proved to the physical senses that his body was not changed until he himself ascended, - or, in other words, rose even higher in the understanding of Spirit, God. To convince Thomas of this, Jesus caused him to examine the nail-prints and the spear-wound.
    (Spiritual ascension)
    Jesus' unchanged physical condition after what seemed to be death was followed by his exaltation above all material conditions; and this exaltation explained his ascension, and revealed unmistakably a probationary and progressive state beyond the grave.

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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 314:23

    (Opposition of materialists)
    Because of mortals' material and sinful belief, the spiritual Jesus was imperceptible to them. The higher his demonstration of divine Science carried the problem of being, and the more distinctly he uttered the demands of its divine Principle, Truth and Love, the more odious he became to sinners and to those who, depending on doctrines and material laws to save them from sin and sickness, were submissive to death as being in supposed accord with the inevitable law of life. Jesus proved them wrong by his resurrection, and said: "Whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die."


Section 6


Isaiah 12:2

    2 Behold, God is my salvation; I
will trust, and not be afraid: for
the Lord JEHOVAH is my strength and
my song; he also is become my
salvation.

***
Revelation 7:9-12

    9 After this I beheld, and, lo, a
great multitude, which no man could
number, of all nations, and kindreds,
and people, and tongues, stood before
the throne, and before the Lamb,
clothed with white robes, and palms
in their hands;

    10 And cried with a loud voice,
saying, Salvation to our God which
sitteth upon the throne, and unto the
Lamb.

    11 And all the angels stood round
about the throne, and about the
elders and the four beasts, and fell
before the throne on their faces, and
worshipped God,

    12 Saying, Amen: Blessing, and
glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving,
and honour, and power, and might, be
unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.

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 - 291:12-25(to .)


    (Salvation and probation)
    Universal salvation rests on progression and probation, and is unattainable without them. Heaven is not a locality, but a divine state of Mind in which all the manifestations of Mind are harmonious and immortal, because sin is not there and man is found having no righteousness of his own, but in possession of "the mind of the Lord," as the Scripture says.
    "In the place where the tree falleth, there it shall be." So we read in Ecclesiastes. This text has been transformed into the popular proverb, "As the tree falls, so it must lie." 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.

Subheadings in this lesson

17 1 - The human counterfeit
17 1 - Mortal birth and death
17 1 - Human frailty
17 1 - The beguiling first lie
17 1 - Antagonistic sources
17 2 - Progress demanded
17 2 - Cleansing the mind
17 2 - Embryonic sinful thoughts
17 2 - Sin or fear the root of sickness
17 2 - Mental conspirators
17 3 - Sin to be overcome
17 3 - Sickness as discord
17 3 - Disease a dream
17 3 - Death and the body
17 3 - Mortal mind's disappearance
17 4 - A belief suicidal
17 4 - Sense-dreams
17 4 - Death no advantage
17 4 - Future purification
17 4 - Sin is punished
17 5 - Death outdone
17 5 - Corporeality and Spirit
17 5 - Spiritual ascension
17 5 - Immortal man
17 5 - Opposition of materialists
17 6 - Salvation and probation


October 27,1901

Subject: 18

EVERLASTING PUNISHMENT.

oo3o



-- Golden Text --

Ezekiel 18:27,30

    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.

    30 Therefore I will judge you, O
house of Israel, every one according
to his ways, saith the Lord God.
Repent, and turn yourselves from all
your transgressions; so iniquity
shall not be your ruin.


Responsive Reading


Jonah 1:17

    17 #Now the Lord had prepared a
great fish to swallow up Jonah. And
Jonah was in the belly of the fish
three days and three nights.
Jonah 2:1-9

    1 Then Jonah prayed unto the Lord
his God out of the fish's belly,

    2 And said, I cried by reason of
mine affliction unto the Lord, and he
heard me; out of the belly of hell
cried I, and thou heardest my voice.

    3 For thou hadst cast me into the
deep, in the midst of the seas; and
the floods compassed me about: all
thy billows and thy waves passed over
me.

    4 Then I said, I am cast out of thy
sight; yet I will look again toward
thy holy temple.

    5 The waters compassed me about,
even to the soul: the depth closed me
round about, the weeds were wrapped
about my head.

    6 I went down to the bottoms of the
mountains; the earth with her bars
was about me for ever: yet hast thou
brought up my life from corruption, O
Lord my God.

    7 When my soul fainted within me I
remembered the Lord: and my prayer
came in unto thee, into thine holy
temple.

    8 They that observe lying vanities
forsake their own mercy.

    9 But I will sacrifice unto thee
with the voice of thanksgiving; I
will pay that that I have vowed.
Salvation is of the Lord.


Section 1


Genesis 5:28,29

    28 #And Lamech lived an hundred
eighty and two years, and begat a
son:

    29 And he called his name Noah,
saying, This same shall comfort us
concerning our work and toil of our
hands, because of the ground which
the Lord hath cursed.
Genesis 6:5,13

    5 #And God saw that the wickedness
of man was great in the earth, and
that every imagination of the
thoughts of his heart was only evil
continually.

    13 And God said unto Noah, The end
of all flesh is come before me; for
the earth is filled with violence
through them; and, behold, I will
destroy them with the earth.
Genesis 7:1,5,23

    1 And the Lord said unto Noah,
Come thou and all thy house into the
ark; for thee have I seen righteous
before me in this generation.

    5 And Noah did according unto all
that the Lord commanded him.

    23 And every living substance was
destroyed which was upon the face of
the ground, both man, and cattle, and
the creeping things, and the fowl of
the heaven; and they were destroyed
from the earth: and Noah only
remained alive, and they that were
with him in the ark.

592:22 Chapter 17: Glossary
(NOAH)

    NOAH. A corporeal mortal; knowledge of the nothingness of material things and of the immortality of all that is spiritual.

581:8-14 Chapter 17: Glossary

    (ARK)
    ARK. Safety; the idea, or reflection, of Truth, proved to be as immortal as its Principle; the understanding of Spirit, destroying belief in matter.
    God and man coexistent and eternal; Science showing that the spiritual realities of all things are created by Him and exist forever. The ark indicates temptation overcome and followed by exaltation.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 39:18-22


    (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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 494:15-19

(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


    (Reason and Science)
    The miracle of grace is no miracle to Love. Jesus demonstrated the inability of corporeality, as well as the infinite ability of Spirit, thus helping erring human sense to flee from its own convictions and seek safety in divine Science.


Section 2


Genesis 17:1

    1 And when Abram was ninety years
old and nine, the Lord appeared to
Abram, and said unto him, I am the
Almighty God; walk before me, and be
thou perfect.
Genesis 18:23,24,26

    23 #And Abraham drew near, and
said, Wilt thou also destroy the
righteous with the wicked?

    24 Peradventure there be fifty
righteous within the city: wilt thou
also destroy and not spare the place
for the fifty righteous that are
therein?

    26 And the Lord said, If I find in
Sodom fifty righteous within the city,
then I will spare all the place for
their sakes.
Genesis 19:27-29

    27 #And Abraham gat up early in the
morning to the place where he stood
before the Lord:

    28 And he looked toward Sodom and
Gomorrah, and toward all the land of
the plain, and beheld, and, lo, the
smoke of the country went up as the
smoke of a furnace.

    29 #And it came to pass, when God
destroyed the cities of the plain,
that God remembered Abraham, and sent
Lot out of the midst of the
overthrow, when he overthrew the
cities in the which Lot dwelt.

***
Mark 1:14,15

    14 Now after that John was put in
prison, Jesus came into Galilee,
preaching the gospel of the kingdom
of God,

    15 And saying, The time is
fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is
at hand: repent ye, and believe the
gospel.
Mark 6:7,10,11

    7 #And he called unto him the
twelve, and began to send them forth
by two and two; and gave them power
over unclean spirits;

    10 And he said unto them, In what
place soever ye enter into an house,
there abide till ye depart from that
place.

    11 And whosoever shall not receive
you, nor hear you, when ye depart
thence, shake off the dust under your
feet for a testimony against them.
Verily I say unto you, It shall be
more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrha
in the day of judgment, than for that
city.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 5:18


    (Sorrow and reformation)
    Sinners flourish "like a green bay tree;" but, looking farther, the Psalmist could see their end, - the destruction of sin through suffering.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 161:5


    (Mind over matter)
    Holy inspiration has created states of mind which have been able to nullify the action of the flames, as in the Bible case of the three young Hebrew captives, cast into the Babylonian furnace; while an opposite mental state might produce spontaneous combustion.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 95:28


    (Spiritual awakening)
    Lulled by stupefying illusions, the world is asleep in the cradle of infancy, dreaming away the hours. Material sense does not unfold the facts of existence; but spiritual sense lifts human consciousness into eternal Truth. Humanity advances slowly out of sinning sense into spiritual understanding; unwillingness to learn all things rightly, binds Christendom with chains.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 41:22


    (Immortal achieval)
    Jesus foresaw the reception Christian Science would have before it was understood, but this foreknowledge hindered him not. He fulfilled his God-mission, and then sat down at the right hand of the Father. Persecuted from city to city, his apostles still went about doing good deeds, for which they were maligned and stoned. The truth taught by Jesus, the elders scoffed at. Why? Because it demanded more than they were willing to practise. It was enough for them to believe in a national Deity; but that belief, from their time to ours, has never made a disciple who could cast out evils and heal the sick.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 98:15,31-9(to 13) Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism


    (Revelation of Science)
    Beyond the frail premises of human beliefs, above the loosening grasp of creeds, the demonstration of Christian Mind-healing stands a revealed and practical Science. It is imperious throughout all ages as Christ's revelation of Truth, of Life, and of Love, which remains inviolate for every man to understand and to practise.
    (Key to the kingdom)
    The way through which immortality and life are learned is not ecclesiastical but Christian, not human but divine, not physical but metaphysical, not material but scientifically spiritual. Human philosophy, ethics, and superstition afford no demonstrable divine Principle by which mortals can escape from sin; yet to escape from sin, is what the Bible demands. "Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling," says the apostle, and he straightway adds: "for it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure" (Philippians ii. 12, 13)

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 98:4-7

    (Spiritual foreshadowings)
    The prophet of to-day beholds in the mental horizon the signs of these times, the reappearance of the Christianity which heals the sick and destroys error, and no other sign shall be given.


Section 3


Isaiah 13:6,11,12,19

    6 #Howl ye; for the day of the Lord
is at hand; it shall come as a
destruction from the Almighty.

    11 And I will punish the world for
their evil, and the wicked for their
iniquity; and I will cause the
arrogancy of the proud to cease, and
will lay low the haughtiness of the
terrible.

    12 I will make a man more precious
than fine gold; even a man than the
golden wedge of Ophir.

    19 #And Babylon, the glory of
kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldees'
excellency, shall be as when God
overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah.

***
II Peter 2:4-7,9

    4 For if God spared not the angels
that sinned, but cast them down to
hell, and delivered them into chains
of darkness, to be reserved unto
judgment;

    5 And spared not the old world, but
saved Noah the eighth person, a
preacher of righteousness, bringing
in the flood upon the world of the
ungodly;

    6 And turning the cities of Sodom
and Gomorrha into ashes condemned
them with an overthrow, making them
an ensample unto those that after
should live ungodly;

    7 And delivered just Lot, vexed
with the filthy conversation of the
wicked:

    9 The Lord knoweth how to deliver
the godly out of temptations, and to
reserve the unjust unto the day of
judgment to be punished:

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 542:19-24


    (Retribution and remorse)
    Let Truth uncover and destroy error in God's own way, and let human justice pattern the divine. Sin will receive its full penalty, both for what it is and for what it does. Justice marks the sinner, and teaches mortals not to remove the waymarks of God.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 291:28


    (Day of judgment)
    No final judgment awaits mortals, for the judgment-day of wisdom comes hourly and continually, even the judgment by which mortal man is divested of all material error. As for spiritual error there is none.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 384:6


    (Corporeal penalties)
    God never punishes man for doing right, for honest labor, or for deeds of kindness, though they expose him to fatigue, cold, heat, contagion. If man seems to incur the penalty through matter, this is but a belief of mortal mind, not an enactment of wisdom, and man has only to enter his protest against this belief in order to annul it. Through this action of thought and its results upon the body, the student will prove to himself, by small beginnings, the grand verities of Christian Science.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 387:18

    (Right never punishable)
    That man does not pay the severest penalty who does the most good. By adhering to the realities of eternal existence, - instead of reading disquisitions on the inconsistent supposition that death comes in obedience to the law of life, and that God punishes man for doing good, - one cannot suffer as the result of any labor of love, but grows stronger because of it. It is a law of so-called mortal mind, misnamed matter, which causes all things discordant.


Section 4


Job 22:5-7

    5 Is not thy wickedness great? and
thine iniquities infinite?

    6 For thou hast taken a pledge from
thy brother for nought, and stripped
the naked of their clothing.

    7 Thou hast not given water to the
weary to drink, and thou hast
withholden bread from the hungry.

***
Matthew 25:42-46

    42 For I was an hungred, and ye
gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and
ye gave me no drink:

    43 I was a stranger, and ye took me
not in: naked, and ye clothed me not:
sick, and in prison, and ye visited
me not.

    44 Then shall they also answer him,
saying, Lord, when saw we thee an
hungred, or athirst, or a stranger,
or naked, or sick, or in prison, and
did not minister unto thee?

    45 Then shall he answer them,
saying, Verily I say unto you,
Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of
the least of these, ye did it not to
me.

    46 And these shall go away into
everlasting punishment: but the
righteous into life eternal.

***
John 5:28,29

    28 Marvel not at this: for the hour
is coming, in the which all that are
in the graves shall hear his voice,

    29 And shall come forth; they that
have done good, unto the resurrection
of life; and they that have done
evil, unto the resurrection of
damnation.

***
Ephesians 2:4,5,7

    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;)

    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 - 474:24-31

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


    (Truth destroys falsity)
    Despite the hallowing influence of Truth in the destruction of error, must error still be immortal? Truth spares all that is true. If evil is real, Truth must make it so; but error, not Truth, is the author of the unreal, and the unreal vanishes, while all that is real is eternal. The apostle says that the mission of Christ is to "destroy the works of the devil."

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 184:6-12


    (Belief and understanding)
    Belief produces the results of belief, and the penalties it affixes last so long as the belief and are inseparable from it. The remedy consists in probing the trouble to the bottom, in finding and casting out by denial the error of belief which produces a mortal disorder, never honoring erroneous belief with the title of law nor yielding obedience to it.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 231:3-16


    (Destruction of all evil)
    Unless an ill is rightly met and fairly overcome by Truth, the ill is never conquered. If God destroys not sin, sickness, and death, they are not destroyed in the mind of mortals, but seem to this so-called mind to be immortal. What God cannot do, man need not attempt. If God heals not the sick, they are not healed, for no lesser power equals the infinite All-power; but God, Truth, Life, Love, does heal the sick through the prayer of the righteous.
    If God makes sin, if good produces evil, if truth results in error, then Science and Christianity are helpless; but there are no antagonistic powers nor laws, spiritual or material, creating and governing man through perpetual warfare.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 279:6-9


    (Material mortality)
    The doom of matter establishes the conclusion that matter, slime, or protoplasm never originated in the immortal Mind, and is therefore not eternal.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 466:13

(04) Question: What are spirits and souls?
ADAM = Evil.
Topic: Truth


    (Real versus unreal)
    Truth is immortal; error is mortal. Truth is limitless; error is limited. Truth is intelligent; error is non-intelligent. Moreover, Truth is real, and error is unreal. This last statement contains the point you will most reluctantly admit, although first and last it is the most important to understand.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 497:3-12

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


    ( - Tenets -)
    1. As adherents of Truth, we take the inspired Word of the Bible as our sufficient guide to eternal Life.
    2. We acknowledge and adore one supreme and infinite God. We acknowledge His Son, one Christ; the Holy Ghost or divine Comforter; and man in God's image and likeness.
    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.


Section 5


Jonah 3:4,5,10

    4 And Jonah began to enter into the
city a day's journey, and he cried,
and said, Yet forty days, and Nineveh
shall be overthrown.

    5 #So the people of Nineveh
believed God, and proclaimed a fast,
and put on sackcloth, from the
greatest of them even to the least of
them.

    10 #And God saw their works, that
they turned from their evil way; and
God repented of the evil, that he had
said that he would do unto them; and
he did it not.

***
Matthew 12:38-41

    38 #Then certain of the scribes and
of the Pharisees answered, saying,
Master, we would see a sign from
thee.

    39 But he answered and said unto
them, An evil and adulterous
generation seeketh after a sign; and
there shall no sign be given to it,
but the sign of the prophet Jonas:

    40 For as Jonas was three days and
three nights in the whale's belly; so
shall the Son of man be three days
and three nights in the heart of the
earth.

    41 The men of Nineveh shall rise in
judgment with this generation, and
shall condemn it: because they
repented at the preaching of Jonas;
and, behold, a greater than Jonas is
here.
Matthew 21:28-31

    28 #But what think ye? A certain
man had two sons; and he came to the
first, and said, Son, go work to day
in my vineyard.

    29 He answered and said, I will
not: but afterward he repented, and
went.

    30 And he came to the second, and
said likewise. And he answered and
said, I go, sir: and went not.

    31 Whether of them twain did the
will of his father? They say unto
him, The first. Jesus saith unto
them, Verily I say unto you, That the
publicans and the harlots go into the
kingdom of God before you.

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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 329:21-26

    (Error destroyed, not pardoned)
    There is no hypocrisy in Science. Principle is imperative. You cannot mock it by human will. Science is a divine demand, not a human. Always right, its divine Principle never repents, but maintains the claim of Truth by quenching error. The pardon of divine mercy is the destruction of error.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 448:12-19


    (Truth's great results)
    Christian Science rises above the evidence of the corporeal senses; but if you have not risen above sin yourself, do not congratulate yourself upon your blindness to evil or upon the good you know and do not. A dishonest position is far from Christianly scientific. "He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy."

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 20:6


    (Jesus' sinless career)
    To the ritualistic priest and hypocritical Pharisee Jesus said, "The publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you." Jesus' history made a new calendar, which we call the Christian era; but he established no ritualistic worship. He knew that men can be baptized, partake of the Eucharist, support the clergy, observe the Sabbath, make long prayers, and yet be sensual and sinful.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 296:14-21


    (Scientific purgation)
    The so-called pleasures and pains of matter perish, and they must go out under the blaze of Truth, spiritual sense, and the actuality of being. 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.


Section 6


Joshua 24:14

    14 #Now therefore fear the Lord,
and serve him in sincerity and in
truth: and put away the gods which
your fathers served on the other side
of the flood, and in Egypt; and serve
ye the Lord.

***
Isaiah 54:7,9

    7 For a small moment have I
forsaken thee; but with great mercies
will I gather thee.

    9 For this is as the waters of Noah
unto me: for as I have sworn that the
waters of Noah should no more go over
the earth; so have I sworn that I
would not be wroth with thee, nor
rebuke thee.

***
Matthew 3:11

    11 I indeed baptize you with water
unto repentance: but he that cometh
after me is mightier than I, whose
shoes I am not worthy to bear: he
shall baptize you with the Holy
Ghost, and with fire:

***
John 3:17

    17 For God sent not his Son into
the world to condemn the world; but
that the world through him might be
saved.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 55:15-16


    (Injustice to the Saviour)
    Truth's immortal idea is sweeping down the centuries, gathering beneath its wings the sick and sinning.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 328:28


    (Promise perpetual)
    Jesus' promise is perpetual. Had it been given only to his immediate disciples, the Scriptural passage would read you, not they. The purpose of his great life - work extends through time and includes universal humanity. Its Principle is infinite, reaching beyond the pale of a single period or of a limited following. As time moves on, the healing elements of pure Christianity will be fairly dealt with; they will be sought and taught, and will glow in all the grandeur of universal goodness.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 565:13-22


    (The conflict with purity)
    The impersonation of the spiritual idea had a brief history in the earthly life of our Master; but "of his kingdom there shall be no end," for Christ, God's idea, will eventually rule all nations and peoples - imperatively, absolutely, finally - with divine Science. 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.

Subheadings in this lesson

18 1 - ARK
18 1 - Present salvation
18 1 - Reason and Science
18 2 - Sorrow and reformation
18 2 - Mind over matter
18 2 - Spiritual awakening
18 2 - Immortal achieval
18 2 - Revelation of Science
18 2 - Key to the kingdom
18 2 - Spiritual foreshadowings
18 3 - Retribution and remorse
18 3 - Day of judgment
18 3 - Corporeal penalties
18 3 - Right never punishable
18 4 - Truth destroys falsity
18 4 - Belief and understanding
18 4 - Destruction of all evil
18 4 - Material mortality
18 4 - Real versus unreal
18 4 - - Tenets -
18 5 - Conversion of Saul
18 5 - Error destroyed, not pardoned
18 5 - Truth's great results
18 5 - Jesus' sinless career
18 5 - Scientific purgation
18 6 - Injustice to the Saviour
18 6 - Promise perpetual
18 6 - The conflict with purity


November 3,1901

Subject: 19

ADAM AND FALLEN MAN.

o3oo



-- Golden Text --

Genesis 3:19

    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.


Responsive Reading


Isaiah 1:2-7,13-19

    2 Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O
earth: for the Lord hath spoken, I
have nourished and brought up
children, and they have rebelled
against me.

    3 The ox knoweth his owner, and the
ass his master's crib: but Israel
doth not know, my people doth not
consider.

    4 Ah sinful nation, a people laden
with iniquity, a seed of evildoers,
children that are corrupters: they
have forsaken the Lord, they have
provoked the Holy One of Israel unto
anger, they are gone away backward.

    5 Why should ye be stricken any
more? ye will revolt more and more:
the whole head is sick, and the whole
heart faint.

    6 From the sole of the foot even
unto the head there is no soundness
in it; but wounds, and bruises, and
putrifying sores: they have not been
closed, neither bound up, neither
mollified with ointment.

    7 Your country is desolate, your
cities are burned with fire: your
land, strangers devour it in your
presence, and it is desolate, as
overthrown by strangers.

    13 Bring no more vain oblations;
incense is an abomination unto me;
the new moons and sabbaths, the
calling of assemblies, I cannot away
with; it is iniquity, even the solemn
meeting.

    14 Your new moons and your
appointed feasts my soul hateth: they
are a trouble unto me; I am weary to
bear them.

    15 And when ye spread forth your
hands, I will hide mine eyes from
you: yea, when ye make many prayers,
I will not hear: your hands are full
of blood.

    16 #Wash you, make you clean; put
away the evil of your doings from
before mine eyes; cease to do evil;

    17 Learn to do well; seek judgment,
relieve the oppressed, judge the
fatherless, plead for the widow.

    18 Come now, and let us reason
together, saith the Lord: though your
sins be as scarlet, they shall be as
white as snow; though they be red
like crimson, they shall be as wool.

    19 If ye be willing and obedient,
ye shall eat the good of the land:


Section 1


Isaiah 2:22

    22 Cease ye from man, whose breath
is in his nostrils: for wherein is he
to be accounted of?

***
Psalm 146:3-5

    3 Put not your trust in princes,
nor in the son of man, in whom there
is no help.

    4 His breath goeth forth, he
returneth to his earth; in that very
day his thoughts perish.

    5 Happy is he that hath the God of
Jacob for his help, whose hope is in
the Lord his God:

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 214:9-14


    (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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 416:6,20


    (Sedatives valueless)
    A hypodermic injection of morphine is administered to a patient, and in twenty minutes the sufferer is quietly asleep. To him there is no longer any pain. Yet any physician - allopathic, homoeopathic, botanic, eclectic - will tell you that the troublesome material cause is unremoved, and that when the soporific influence of the opium is exhausted, the patient will find himself in the same pain, unless the belief which occasions the pain has meanwhile been changed. Where is the pain while the patient sleeps?
    (The so-called physical ego) This materialism of parent and child is only in mortal mind, as the dead body proves; for when the mortal has resigned his body to dust, the body is no longer the parent, even in appearance.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 172:23-27,32


    (Identity not lost)
    What is man? Brain, heart, blood, bones, etc., the material structure? If the real man is in the material body, you take away a portion of the man when you amputate a limb; the surgeon destroys manhood, and worms annihilate it.
    (When man is man)
    When we admit that matter (heart, blood, brain, acting through the five physical senses) constitutes man, we fail to see how anatomy can distinguish between humanity and the brute, or determine when man is really man and has progressed farther than his animal progenitors.


Section 2


Jeremiah 17:5-10

    5 #Thus saith the Lord; Cursed be
the man that trusteth in man, and
maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart
departeth from the Lord.

    6 For he shall be like the heath in
the desert, and shall not see when
good cometh; but shall inhabit the
parched places in the wilderness, in
a salt land and not inhabited.

    7 Blessed is the man that trusteth
in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord
is.

    8 For he shall be as a tree planted
by the waters, and that spreadeth out
her roots by the river, and shall not
see when heat cometh, but her leaf
shall be green; and shall not be
careful in the year of drought,
neither shall cease from yielding
fruit.

    9 #The heart is deceitful above all
things, and desperately wicked: who
can know it?

    10 I the Lord search the heart, I
try the reins, even to give every man
according to his ways, and according
to the fruit of his doings.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 171:17


    (Matter versus Spirit)
    Mistaking his origin and nature, man believes himself to be combined matter and Spirit. He believes that Spirit is sifted through matter, carried on a nerve, exposed to ejection by the operation of matter. The intellectual, the moral, the spiritual, - yea, the image of infinite Mind, - subject to non-intelligence!

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 148:7-2


    (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.
    (Physiology deficient)
    Physiology exalts matter, dethrones Mind, and claims to rule man by material law, instead of spiritual. When physiology fails to give health or life by this process, it ignores the divine Spirit as unable or unwilling to render help in time of physical need. When mortals sin, this ruling of the schools leaves them to the guidance of a theology which admits God to be the healer of sin but not of sickness, although our great Master demonstrated that Truth could save from sickness as well as from sin.


Section 3


Ezekiel 8:1,4,7-12

    1 And it came to pass in the sixth
year, in the sixth month, in the fifth
day of the month, as I sat in mine
house, and the elders of Judah sat
before me, that the hand of the Lord
God fell there upon me.

    4 And, behold, the glory of the God
of Israel was there, according to the
vision that I saw in the plain.

    7 #And he brought me to the door of
the court; and when I looked, behold
a hole in the wall.

    8 Then said he unto me, Son of man,
dig now in the wall: and when I had
digged in the wall, behold a door.

    9 And he said unto me, Go in, and
behold the wicked abominations that
they do here.

    10 So I went in and saw; and behold
every form of creeping things, and
abominable beasts, and all the idols
of the house of Israel, pourtrayed
upon the wall round about.

    11 And there stood before them
seventy men of the ancients of the
house of Israel, and in the midst of
them stood Jaazaniah the son of
Shaphan, with every man his censer in
his hand; and a thick cloud of
incense went up.

    12 Then said he unto me, Son of
man, hast thou seen what the ancients
of the house of Israel do in the
dark, every man in the chamber of his
imagery? for they say, The Lord seeth
us not; the Lord hath forsaken the
earth.

***
Ephesians 5:6,7,11-14

    6 Let no man deceive you with vain
words: for because of these things
cometh the wrath of God upon the
children of disobedience.

    7 Be not ye therefore partakers
with them.

    11 And have no fellowship with the
unfruitful works of darkness, but
rather reprove them.

    12 For it is a shame even to speak
of those things which are done of them
in secret.

    13 But all things that are reproved
are made manifest by the light: for
whatsoever doth make manifest is
light.

    14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou
that sleepest, and arise from the
dead, and Christ shall give thee
light.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 177:15


    (The effect of names)
    In the Scriptural allegory of the material creation, Adam or error, which represents the erroneous theory of life and intelligence in matter, had the naming of all that was material. These names indicated matter's properties, qualities, and forms. But a lie, the opposite of Truth, cannot name the qualities and effects of what is termed matter, and create the so-called laws of the flesh, nor can a lie hold the preponderance of power in any direction against God, Spirit and Truth.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 194:17-14

    (Power of habit)
    The authentic history of Kaspar Hauser is a useful hint as to the frailty and inadequacy of mortal mind. It proves beyond a doubt that education constitutes this so-called mind, and that, in turn, mortal mind manifests itself in the body by the false sense it imparts. Incarcerated in a dungeon, where neither sight nor sound could reach him, at the age of seventeen Kaspar was still a mental infant, crying and chattering with no more intelligence than a babe, and realizing Tennyson's description:


An infant crying in the night,
An infant crying for the light,
And with no language but a cry.



    His case proves material sense to be but a belief formed by education alone. The light which affords us joy gave him a belief of intense pain. His eyes were inflamed by the light. After the babbling boy had been taught to speak a few words, he asked to be taken back to his dungeon, and said that he should never be happy elsewhere. Outside of dismal darkness and cold silence he found no peace. Every sound convulsed him with anguish. All that he ate, except his black crust, produced violent retchings. All that gives pleasure to our educated senses gave him pain through those very senses, trained in an opposite direction.
    (Useful knowledge)
    The point for each one to decide is, whether it is mortal mind or immortal Mind that is causative. We should forsake the basis of matter for metaphysical Science and its divine Principle.

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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 478:20

(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)
    How can intelligence dwell in matter when matter is non-intelligent and brain-lobes cannot think? Matter cannot perform the functions of Mind. 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."

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 234:17-21


    (Cleansing the mind)
    If mortals would keep proper ward over mortal mind, the brood of evils which infest it would be cleared out. We must begin with this so-called mind and empty it of sin and sickness, or sin and sickness will never cease.


Section 4


Ecclesiastes 9:3

    3 This is an evil among all things
that are done under the sun, that
there is one event unto all: yea,
also the heart of the sons of men is
full of evil, and madness is in their
heart while they live, and after that
they go to the dead.

***
Zechariah 7:8-12

    8 #And the word of the Lord came
unto Zechariah, saying,

    9 Thus speaketh the Lord of hosts,
saying, Execute true judgment, and
shew mercy and compassions every man
to his brother:

    10 And oppress not the widow, nor
the fatherless, the stranger, nor the
poor; and let none of you imagine
evil against his brother in your
heart.

    11 But they refused to hearken, and
pulled away the shoulder, and stopped
their ears, that they should not
hear.

    12 Yea, they made their hearts as
an adamant stone, lest they should
hear the law, and the words which the
Lord of hosts hath sent in his spirit
by the former prophets: therefore
came a great wrath from the Lord of
hosts.

***
Malachi 3:13-15

    13 #Your words have been stout
against me, saith the Lord. Yet ye
say, What have we spoken so much
against thee?

    14 Ye have said, It is vain to
serve God: and what profit is it that
we have kept his ordinance, and that
we have walked mournfully before the
Lord of hosts?

    15 And now we call the proud happy;
yea, they that work wickedness are
set up; yea, they that tempt God are
even delivered.

***
Ecclesiastes 8:12,13

    12 #Though a sinner do evil an
hundred times, and his days be
prolonged, yet surely I know that it
shall be well with them that fear
God, which fear before him:

    13 But it shall not be well with
the wicked, neither shall he prolong
his days, which are as a shadow;
because he feareth not before God.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 289:8


    (Wickedness is not man)
    A wicked mortal is not the idea of God. He is little else than the expression of error. To suppose that sin, lust, hatred, envy, hypocrisy, revenge, have life abiding in them, is a terrible mistake. Life and Life's idea, Truth and Truth's idea, never make men sick, sinful, or mortal.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 540:28


    (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. Material in origin and sense, he brings a material offering to God. Abel takes his offering from the firstlings of the flock. A lamb is a more animate form of existence, and more nearly resembles a mind-offering than does Cain's fruit. Jealous of his brother's gift, Cain seeks Abel's life, instead of making his own gift a higher tribute to the Most High.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 554:16(begin The)-28

    (Our conscious development) 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." Jesus also said, "Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil?" This he said of Judas, one of Adam's race. Jesus never intimated that God made a devil, but he did say, "Ye are of your father, the devil." All these sayings were to show that mind in matter is the author of itself, and is simply a falsity and illusion.


Section 5


Zephaniah 3:16-20

    16 In that day it shall be said to
Jerusalem, Fear thou not: and to Zion,
Let not thine hands be slack.

    17 The Lord thy God in the midst of
thee is mighty; he will save, he will
rejoice over thee with joy; he will
rest in his love, he will joy over
thee with singing.

    18 I will gather them that are
sorrowful for the solemn assembly,
who are of thee, to whom the reproach
of it was a burden.

    19 Behold, at that time I will undo
all that afflict thee: and I will
save her that halteth, and gather her
that was driven out; and I will get
them praise and fame in every land
where they have been put to shame.

    20 At that time will I bring you
again, even in the time that I gather
you: for I will make you a name and a
praise among all people of the earth,
when I turn back your captivity
before your eyes, saith the Lord.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 307:31-4


    (The great question)
    Above error's awful din, blackness, and chaos, the voice of Truth still calls: "Adam, where art thou? Consciousness, where art thou? Art thou dwelling in the belief that mind is in matter, and that evil is mind, or art thou in the living faith that there is and can be but one God, and keeping His commandment?"

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 120:15


    (Health and the senses)
    Health is not a condition of matter, but of Mind; nor can the material senses bear reliable testimony on the subject of health. The Science of Mind-healing shows it to be impossible for aught but Mind to testify truly or to exhibit the real status of man. Therefore the divine Principle of Science, reversing the testimony of the physical senses, reveals man as harmoniously existent in Truth, which is the only basis of health; and thus Science denies all disease, heals the sick, overthrows false evidence, and refutes materialistic logic.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 162:4

    (Truth an alterative)
    Christian Science brings to the body the sunlight of Truth, which invigorates and purifies. Christian Science acts as an alterative, neutralizing error with Truth. It changes the secretions, expels humors, dissolves tumors, relaxes rigid muscles, restores carious bones to soundness. The effect of this Science is to stir the human mind to a change of base, on which it may yield to the harmony of the divine Mind.


Section 6


Romans 8:1,2,5-9,14-16,28

    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.

    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.

    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:

    28 And we know that all things work
together for good to them that love
God, to them who are the called
according to his purpose.

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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 534:8-17


    (Spirit and flesh)
    Genesis iii. 14, 15. And the Lord God [Jehovah] said unto the serpent, . . . 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.



    This prophecy has been fulfilled. The Son of the Virgin-mother unfolded the remedy for Adam, or error; and the Apostle Paul explains this warfare between the idea of divine power, which Jesus presented, and mythological material intelligence called energy and opposed to Spirit.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 226:5


    (Liberty's crusade)
    The voice of God in behalf of the African slave was still echoing in our land, when the voice of the herald of this new crusade sounded the keynote of universal freedom, asking a fuller acknowledgment of the rights of man as a Son of God, demanding that the fetters of sin, sickness, and death be stricken from the human mind and that its freedom be won, not through human warfare, not with bayonet and blood, but through Christ's divine Science.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 126:2(begin The)


    (Mortal nothingness) 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

19 1 - Adam and the senses
19 1 - Sedatives valueless
19 1 - The so-called physical ego
19 1 - Identity not lost
19 1 - When man is man
19 2 - Matter versus Spirit
19 2 - The man of anatomy and of theology
19 2 - Physiology deficient
19 3 - The effect of names
19 3 - Power of habit
19 3 - Useful knowledge
19 3 - Thought-forms
19 3 - The serpent's whisper
19 3 - Harmonious functions
19 3 - Cleansing the mind
19 4 - Wickedness is not man
19 4 - Spiritual and material
19 4 - Our conscious development
19 4 - Mendacity of error
19 5 - The great question
19 5 - Health and the senses
19 5 - Truth an alterative
19 6 - Mythical pleasure
19 6 - Spirit and flesh
19 6 - Liberty's crusade
19 6 - Mortal nothingness


November 10,1901

Subject: 20

MORTALS AND IMMORTALS.

3ooo



-- Golden Text --

Proverbs 10:25

    25 As the whirlwind passeth, so is
the wicked no more: but the righteous
is an everlasting foundation.


Responsive Reading


II Timothy 2:3-15,19-21

    3 Thou therefore endure hardness,
as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.

    4 No man that warreth entangleth
himself with the affairs of this
life; that he may please him who hath
chosen him to be a soldier.

    5 And if a man also strive for
masteries, yet is he not crowned,
except he strive lawfully.

    6 The husbandman that laboureth
must be first partaker of the fruits.


    7 Consider what I say; and the Lord
give thee understanding in all
things.

    8 Remember that Jesus Christ of the
seed of David was raised from the
dead according to my gospel:

    9 Wherein I suffer trouble, as an
evil doer, even unto bonds; but the
word of God is not bound.

    10 Therefore I endure all things
for the elect's sakes, that they may
also obtain the salvation which is in
Christ Jesus with eternal glory.

    11 It is a faithful saying: For if
we be dead with him, we shall also
live with him:

    12 If we suffer, we shall also
reign with him: if we deny him, he
also will deny us:

    13 If we believe not, yet he
abideth faithful: he cannot deny
himself.

    14 Of these things put them in
remembrance, charging them before the
Lord that they strive not about words
to no profit, but to the subverting
of the hearers.

    15 Study to shew thyself approved
unto God, a workman that needeth not
to be ashamed, rightly dividing the
word of truth.

    19 Nevertheless the foundation of
God standeth sure, having this seal,
The Lord knoweth them that are his.
And, Let every one that nameth the
name of Christ depart from iniquity.

    20 But in a great house there are
not only vessels of gold and of
silver, but also of wood and of
earth; and some to honour, and some
to dishonour.

    21 If a man therefore purge himself
from these, he shall be a vessel unto
honour, sanctified, and meet for the
master's use, and prepared unto every
good work.


Section 1


Job 14:1

    1 Man that is born of a woman is
of few days, and full of trouble.

***
Psalm 39:5,6

    5 Behold, thou hast made my days as
an handbreadth; and mine age is as
nothing before thee: verily every man
at his best state is altogether
vanity.

    6 Surely every man walketh in a
vain shew: surely they are disquieted
in vain: he heapeth up riches, and
knoweth not who shall gather them.

***
Haggai 1:6,7

    6 Ye have sown much, and bring in
little; ye eat, but ye have not
enough; ye drink, but ye are not
filled with drink; ye clothe you, but
there is none warm; and he that
earneth wages earneth wages to put it
into a bag with holes.

    7 #Thus saith the Lord of hosts;
Consider your ways.

***
Ecclesiastes 5:13,14,16

    13 There is a sore evil which I
have seen under the sun, namely,
riches kept for the owners thereof to
their hurt.

    14 But those riches perish by evil
travail: and he begetteth a son, and
there is nothing in his hand.

    16 And this also is a sore evil,
that in all points as he came, so
shall he go: and what profit hath he
that hath laboured for the wind?

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 476:13-27

(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


    (Mortals are not immortals)
    Mortals are not fallen children of God. They never had a perfect state of being, which may subsequently be regained. They were, from the beginning of mortal history, "conceived in sin and brought forth in iniquity." Mortality is finally swallowed up in immortality. Sin, sickness, and death must disappear to give place to the facts which belong to immortal man.
    (Imperishable identity)
    Learn this, O mortal, and earnestly seek the spiritual status of man, which is outside of all material selfhood. Remember that the Scriptures say of mortal man: "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."

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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 536:16-26


    (The fall of error)
    Created by flesh instead of by Spirit, starting from matter instead of from God, mortal man would be governed by himself. The blind leading the blind, both would fall.
    Passions and appetites must end in pain. They are "of few days, and full of trouble." Their supposed joys are cheats. Their narrow limits belittle their gratifications, and hedge about their achievements with thorns.
    (True attainment)
    Mortal mind accepts the erroneous, material conception of life and joy, but the true idea is gained from the immortal side.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 241:5-7


    (The doom of sin)
    Sensual treasures are laid up "where moth and rust doth corrupt." Mortality is their doom. Sin breaks in upon them, and carries off their fleeting joys.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 478:30

(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


    (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.


Section 2


Isaiah 59:1-4

    1 Behold, the Lord's hand is not
shortened, that it cannot save;
neither his ear heavy, that it cannot
hear:

    2 But your iniquities have
separated between you and your God,
and your sins have hid his face from
you, that he will not hear.

    3 For your hands are defiled with
blood, and your fingers with
iniquity; your lips have spoken lies,
your tongue hath muttered
perverseness.

    4 None calleth for justice, nor any
pleadeth for truth: they trust in
vanity, and speak lies; they conceive
mischief, and bring forth iniquity.

***
Galatians 5:19-23

    19 Now the works of the flesh are
manifest, which are these; Adultery,
fornication, uncleanness,
lasciviousness,

    20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred,
variance, emulations, wrath, strife,
seditions, heresies,

    21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness,
revellings, and such like: of the
which I tell you before, as I have
also told you in time past, that they
which do such things shall not
inherit the kingdom of God.

    22 But the fruit of the Spirit is
love, joy, peace, longsuffering,
gentleness, goodness, faith,

    23 Meekness, temperance: against
such there is no law.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 282:28


    (Truth is not inverted)
    Whatever indicates the fall of man or the opposite of God or God's absence, is the Adam-dream, which is neither Mind nor man, for it is not begotten of the Father. The rule of inversion infers from error its opposite, Truth; but Truth is the light which dispels error. As mortals begin to understand Spirit, they give up the belief that there is any true existence apart from God.

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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 399:23


    (Mental strength)
    Scientifically speaking, there is no mortal mind out of which to make material beliefs, springing from illusion. This misnamed mind is not an entity. It is only a false sense of matter, since matter is not sensible. The one Mind, God, contains no mortal opinions. All that is real is included in this immortal Mind.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 400:9

    (Eradicate error from thought)
    Mortals obtain the harmony of health, only as they forsake discord, acknowledge the supremacy of divine Mind, and abandon their material beliefs. Eradicate the image of disease from the perturbed thought before it has taken tangible shape in conscious thought, alias the body, and you prevent the development of disease. This task becomes easy, if you understand that every disease is an error, and has no character nor type, except what mortal mind assigns to it. By lifting thought above error, or disease, and contending persistently for truth, you destroy error.


Section 3


Exodus 20:2,3

    2 I am the Lord thy God, which have
brought thee out of the land of
Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

    3 Thou shalt have no other gods
before me.

***
Jeremiah 2:5,11

    5 #Thus saith the Lord, What
iniquity have your fathers found in
me, that they are gone far from me,
and have walked after vanity, and are
become vain?

    11 Hath a nation changed their
gods, which are yet no gods? but my
people have changed their glory for
that which doth not profit.
Jeremiah 4:22

    22 For my people is foolish, they
have not known me; they are sottish
children, and they have none
understanding: they are wise to do
evil, but to do good they have no
knowledge.

***
Psalm 82:5

    5 They know not, neither will they
understand; they walk on in darkness:
all the foundations of the earth are
out of course.

***
Isaiah 55:6,7

    6 #Seek ye the Lord while he may be
found, call ye upon him while he is
near:

    7 Let the wicked forsake his way,
and the unrighteous man his thoughts:
and let him return unto the Lord, and
he will have mercy upon him; and to
our God, for he will abundantly
pardon.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 186:28


    (Ignorant idolatry)
    Mortal mind is ignorant of self, or it could never be self-deceived. If mortal mind knew how to be better, it would be better. Since it must believe in something besides itself, it enthrones matter as deity. The human mind has been an idolater from the beginning, having other gods and believing in more than the one Mind.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 470:5

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


    (The sole governor)
    The supposed existence of more than one mind was the basic error of idolatry. This error assumed the loss of spiritual power, the loss of the spiritual presence of Life as infinite Truth without an unlikeness, and the loss of Love as ever present and universal.

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.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 173:30-8


    (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.
    Is civilization only a higher form of idolatry, that man should bow down to a flesh-brush, to flannels, to baths, diet, exercise, and air? Nothing save divine power is capable of doing so much for man as he can do for himself.

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 4


Proverbs 1:23

    23 Turn you at my reproof: behold,
I will pour out my spirit unto you, I
will make known my words unto you.

***
Isaiah 42:16-18

    16 And I will bring the blind by a
way that they knew not; I will lead
them in paths that they have not
known: I will make darkness light
before them, and crooked things
straight. These things will I do unto
them, and not forsake them.

    17 #They shall be turned back, they
shall be greatly ashamed, that trust
in graven images, that say to the
molten images, Ye are our gods.

    18 Hear, ye deaf; and look, ye
blind, that ye may see.

***
Colossians 3:2

    2 Set your affection on things
above, not on things on the earth.

***
John 5:25

    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.

***
James 1:22-25

    22 But be ye doers of the word, and
not hearers only, deceiving your own
selves.

    23 For if any be a hearer of the
word, and not a doer, he is like unto
a man beholding his natural face in a
glass:

    24 For he beholdeth himself, and
goeth his way, and straightway
forgetteth what manner of man he was.


    25 But whoso looketh into the
perfect law of liberty, and
continueth therein, he being not a
forgetful hearer, but a doer of the
work, this man shall be blessed in
his deed.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 381:24-26


    (God-given dominion)
    The harmony and immortality of man will never be reached without the understanding that Mind is not in matter.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 490:12,23

(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


    (Theories helpless)
    The Science of Mind needs to be understood. Until it is understood, mortals are more or less deprived of Truth. Human theories are helpless to make man harmonious or immortal, since he is so already, according to Christian Science. Our only need is to know this and reduce to practice the real man's divine Principle, Love.
    (True nature and origin)
    The scientifically Christian explanations of the nature and origin of man destroy all material sense with immortal testimony. This immortal testimony ushers in the spiritual sense of being, which can be obtained in no other way.

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.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 454:4-9


    (Impotence of hate)
    Teach your students the omnipotence of Truth, which illustrates the impotence of error. The understanding, even in a degree, of the divine All-power destroys fear, and plants the feet in the true path, - the path which leads to the house built without hands "eternal in the heavens."

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 428:8


    (Vision opening)
    To divest thought of false trusts and material evidences in order that the spiritual facts of being may appear, - this is the great attainment by means of which we shall sweep away the false and give place to the true. Thus we may establish in truth the temple, or body, "whose builder and maker is God."


Section 5


Job 33:4,27-30

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

    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.

    29 Lo, all these things worketh God
oftentimes with man,

    30 To bring back his soul from the
pit, to be enlightened with the light
of the living.

***
II Corinthians 3:17,18

    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.

***
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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 247:13


    (Eternal beauty)
    Immortality, exempt from age or decay, has a glory of its own, - the radiance of Soul. Immortal men and women are models of spiritual sense, drawn by perfect Mind and reflecting those higher conceptions of loveliness which transcend all material sense.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 517:18-19


    (Divine personality)
    God has countless ideas, and they all have one Principle and parentage.

583:5 Chapter 17: Glossary
(CHILDREN OF ISRAEL)

    CHILDREN OF ISRAEL. The representatives of Soul, not corporeal sense; the offspring of Spirit, who, having wrestled with error, sin, and sense, are governed by divine Science; some of the ideas of God beheld as men, casting out error and healing the sick; Christ's offspring.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 505:28-29


    (Original reflected)
    God's ideas reflect the immortal, unerring, and infinite.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 300:31-16


    (The divine reflection)
    God is revealed only in that which reflects Life, Truth, Love, - yea, which manifests God's attributes and power, even as the human likeness thrown upon the mirror, repeats the color, form, and action of the person in front of the mirror.
    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.


Section 6


John 17:1,2,11,23,24

    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.

    11 And now I am no more in the
world, but these are in the world,
and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep
through thine own name those whom
thou hast given me, that they may be
one, as we are.

    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.

    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.
John 14:15

    15 If ye love me, keep my
commandments.
John 15:12

    12 This is my commandment, That ye
love one another, as I have loved you.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 276:1


    (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." Man and his Maker are correlated in divine Science, and real consciousness is cognizant only of the things of God.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 444:27


    (Charity to those opposed)
    Immortals, or God's children in divine Science, are one harmonious family; but mortals, or the "children of men" in material sense, are discordant and ofttimes false brethren.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 572:6


    (Native nothingness of sin)
    "Love one another" (I John, iii. 23), is the most simple and profound counsel of the inspired writer. In Science we are children of God; but whatever is of material sense, or mortal, belongs not to His children, for materiality is the inverted image of spirituality.

Subheadings in this lesson

20 1 - Mortals are not immortals
20 1 - Imperishable identity
20 1 - Mind the only cause
20 1 - The fall of error
20 1 - True attainment
20 1 - The doom of sin
20 1 - Immortal birthright
20 2 - Truth is not inverted
20 2 - Unscientific theories
20 2 - Mental strength
20 2 - Eradicate error from thought
20 3 - Ignorant idolatry
20 3 - The sole governor
20 3 - How healing was lost
20 3 - Man not structural
20 3 - Judgment on error
20 4 - God-given dominion
20 4 - Theories helpless
20 4 - True nature and origin
20 4 - Material pleasures
20 4 - Impotence of hate
20 4 - Vision opening
20 5 - Eternal beauty
20 5 - Divine personality
20 5 - Original reflected
20 5 - The divine reflection
20 6 - Universal brotherhood
20 6 - Charity to those opposed
20 6 - Native nothingness of sin


November 17,1901

Subject: 21

SOUL AND BODY.

3ooo



-- Golden Text --

Philipians 3:20,21

    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.


Responsive Reading


Psalm 86:1-15

    1 Bow down thine ear, O Lord, hear
me: for I am poor and needy.

    2 Preserve my soul; for I am holy:
O thou my God, save thy servant that
trusteth in thee.

    3 Be merciful unto me, O Lord: for
I cry unto thee daily.

    4 Rejoice the soul of thy servant:
for unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my
soul.

    5 For thou, Lord, art good, and
ready to forgive; and plenteous in
mercy unto all them that call upon
thee.

    6 Give ear, O Lord, unto my prayer;
and attend to the voice of my
supplications.

    7 In the day of my trouble I will
call upon thee: for thou wilt answer
me.

    8 Among the gods there is none like
unto thee, O Lord; neither are there
any works like unto thy works.

    9 All nations whom thou hast made
shall come and worship before thee, O
Lord; and shall glorify thy name.

    10 For thou art great, and doest
wondrous things: thou art God alone.

    11 Teach me thy way, O Lord; I will
walk in thy truth: unite my heart to
fear thy name.

    12 I will praise thee, O Lord my
God, with all my heart: and I will
glorify thy name for evermore.

    13 For great is thy mercy toward
me: and thou hast delivered my soul
from the lowest hell.

    14 O God, the proud are risen
against me, and the assemblies of
violent men have sought after my
soul; and have not set thee before
them.

    15 But thou, O Lord, art a God full
of compassion, and gracious,
longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy
and truth.


Section 1


Deuteronomy 6:4

    4 Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God
is one Lord:

***
Isaiah 45:5,6

    5 I am the Lord, and there is none
else, there is no God beside me: I
girded thee, though thou hast not
known me:

    6 That they may know from the
rising of the sun, and from the west,
that there is none beside me. I am
the Lord, and there is none else.

***
I Chronicles 29:11,12

    11 Thine, O Lord, is the greatness,
and the power, and the glory, and the
victory, and the majesty: for all
that is in the heaven and in the
earth is thine; thine is the kingdom,
O Lord, and thou art exalted as head
above all.

    12 Both riches and honour come of
thee, and thou reignest over all; and
in thine hand is power and might; and
in thine hand it is to make great,
and to give strength unto all.

***
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.

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.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 71:7


    (Real and unreal identity)
    Soul is synonymous with Spirit, God, the creative, governing, infinite Principle outside of finite form, which forms only reflect.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 310:11,29


    (The central intelligence)
    Day may decline and shadows fall, but darkness flees when the earth has again turned upon its axis. The sun is not affected by the revolution of the earth. So Science reveals Soul as God, untouched by sin and death, - as the central Life and intelligence around which circle harmoniously all things in the systems of Mind.
    (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. These changes are the mutations of material sense, the varying clouds of mortal belief, which hide the truth of being.


Section 2


Psalm 91:9,10

    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.

***
Isaiah 60:18,19

    18 Violence shall no more be heard
in thy land, wasting nor destruction
within thy borders; but thou shalt
call thy walls Salvation, and thy
gates Praise.

    19 The sun shall be no more thy
light by day; neither for brightness
shall the moon give light unto thee:
but the Lord shall be unto thee an
everlasting light, and thy God thy
glory.

***
Psalm 62:5,7-9

    5 My soul, wait thou only upon God;
for my expectation is from him.

    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.

    9 Surely men of low degree are
vanity, and men of high degree are a
lie: to be laid in the balance, they
are altogether lighter than vanity.

***
Isaiah 40:31

    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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 390:4


    (Ultimate harmony)
    We cannot deny that Life is self-sustained, and we should never deny the everlasting harmony of Soul, simply because, to the mortal senses, there is seeming discord. It is our ignorance of God, the divine Principle, which produces apparent discord, and the right understanding of Him restores harmony. Truth will at length compel us all to exchange the pleasures and pains of sense for the joys of Soul.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 14:12-18


    (Spiritualized consciousness)
    Become conscious for a single moment that Life and intelligence are purely spiritual, - neither in nor of matter, - and the body will then utter no complaints. If suffering from a belief in sickness, you will find yourself suddenly well. Sorrow is turned into joy when the body is controlled by spiritual Life, Truth, and Love.

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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 324:5-12


    (Childlike receptivity)
    "Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God."
    (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."


Section 3


Genesis 3:9-12,17,19,23

    9 And the Lord God called unto
Adam, and said unto him, Where art
thou?

    10 And he said, I heard thy voice
in the garden, and I was afraid,
because I was naked; and I hid
myself.

    11 And he said, Who told thee that
thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of
the tree, whereof I commanded thee
that thou shouldest not 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.

    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.

    23 Therefore the Lord God sent him
forth from the garden of Eden, to till
the ground from whence he was taken.

***
Jeremiah 17:5,6

    5 #Thus saith the Lord; Cursed be
the man that trusteth in man, and
maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart
departeth from the Lord.

    6 For he shall be like the heath in
the desert, and shall not see when
good cometh; but shall inhabit the
parched places in the wilderness, in
a salt land and not inhabited.

***
Philipians 3:17-19

    17 Brethren, be followers together
of me, and mark them which walk so as
ye have us for an ensample.

    18 (For many walk, of whom I have
told you often, and now tell you even
weeping, that they are the enemies of
the cross of Christ:

    19 Whose end is destruction, whose
God is their belly, and whose glory is
in their shame, who mind earthly
things.)

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 532:17-31


    (Shame the effect of sin)
    Knowledge and pleasure, evolved through material sense, produced the immediate fruits of fear and shame. Ashamed before Truth, error shrank abashed from the divine voice calling out to the corporeal senses. Its summons may be thus paraphrased: "Where art thou, man? Is Mind in matter? Is Mind capable of error as well as of truth, of evil as well as of good, when God is All and He is Mind and there is but one God, hence one Mind?"
    Fear was the first manifestation of the error of material sense. Thus error began and will end the dream of matter. In the allegory the body had been naked, and Adam knew it not; but now error demands that mind shall see and feel through matter, the five senses.

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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 392:15


    (Illusions about nerves)
    If you believe in inflamed and weak nerves, you are liable to an attack from that source. You will call it neuralgia, but we call it a belief. If you think that consumption is hereditary in your family, you are liable to the development of that thought in the form of what is termed pulmonary disease, unless Science shows you otherwise. If you decide that climate or atmosphere is unhealthy, it will be so to you. Your decisions will master you, whichever direction they take.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 223:3


    (Life only in Spirit)
    Sooner or later we shall learn that the fetters of man's finite capacity are forged by the illusion that he lives in body instead of in Soul, in matter instead of in Spirit.


Section 4


Mark 6:34

    34 And Jesus, when he came out, saw
much people, and was moved with
compassion toward them, because they
were as sheep not having a shepherd:
and he began to teach them many
things.
Mark 7:20-23

    20 And he said, That which cometh
out of the man, that defileth 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.

***
Luke 11:34-36

    34 The light of the body is the
eye: therefore when thine eye is
single, thy whole body also is full
of light; but when thine eye is evil,
thy body also is full of darkness.

    35 Take heed therefore that the
light which is in thee be not
darkness.

    36 If thy whole body therefore be
full of light, having no part dark,
the whole shall be full of light, as
when the bright shining of a candle
doth give thee light.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 208:25


    (Sickness as only thought)
    Mind, not matter, is causation. A material body only expresses a material and mortal mind. A mortal man possesses this body, and he makes it harmonious or discordant according to the images of thought impressed upon it. You embrace your body in your thought, and you should delineate upon it thoughts of health, not of sickness. You should banish all thoughts of disease and sin and of other beliefs included in matter. Man, being immortal, has a perfect indestructible life. It is the mortal belief which makes the body discordant and diseased in proportion as ignorance, fear, or human will governs mortals.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 403:16-20


    (Error's power imaginary)
    Mortal mind is constantly producing on mortal body the results of false opinions; and it will continue to do so, until mortal error is deprived of its imaginary powers by Truth, which sweeps away the gossamer web of mortal illusion.

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.


Section 5


Hosea 4:1

    1 Hear the word of the Lord, ye
children of Israel: for the Lord hath
a controversy with the inhabitants of
the land, because there is no truth,
nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in
the land.
Hosea 1:10

    10 #Yet the number of the children
of Israel shall be as the sand of the
sea, which cannot be measured nor
numbered; and it shall come to pass,
that in the place where it was said
unto them, Ye are not my people,
there it shall be said unto them, Ye
are the sons of the living God.

***
I Corinthians 15:47,49

    47 The first man is of the earth,
earthy: the second man is the Lord
from heaven.

    49 And as we have borne the image
of the earthy, we shall also bear the
image of the heavenly.

***
Ephesians 4:17,22-24

    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,

    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.

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

  (- MORTAL MIND - The subjective states of error)


    (-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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 475:13

(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


    (Fleshly factors unreal)
    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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 29:30-32


    (Spiritual conception)
    Man as the offspring of God, as the idea of Spirit, is the immortal evidence that Spirit is harmonious and man eternal.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 476:32

(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)
    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. Soul, being Spirit, is seen in nothing imperfect nor material.


Section 6


Psalm 8:1,3-6,9

    1 O Lord our Lord, how excellent
is thy name in all the earth! who
hast set thy glory above the heavens.


    3 When I consider thy heavens, the
work of thy fingers, the moon and the
stars, which thou hast ordained;

    4 What is man, that thou art
mindful of him? and the son of man,
that thou visitest him?

    5 For thou hast made him a little
lower than the angels, and hast
crowned him with glory and honour.

    6 Thou madest him to have dominion
over the works of thy hands: thou hast
put all things under his feet:

    9 O Lord our Lord, how excellent is
thy name in all the earth!

***
I John 5:2-4,18

    2 By this we know that we love the
children of God, when we love God, and
keep his commandments.

    3 For this is the love of God, that
we keep his commandments: and his
commandments are not grievous.

    4 For whatsoever is born of God
overcometh the world: and this is the
victory that overcometh the world,
even our faith.

    18 We know that whosoever is born
of God sinneth not; but he that is
begotten of God keepeth himself, and
that wicked one toucheth him not.

***
II Corinthians 10:4,5

    4 (For the weapons of our warfare
are not carnal, but mighty through
God to the pulling down of strong
holds;)

    5 Casting down imaginations, and
every high thing that exalteth itself
against the knowledge of God, and
bringing into captivity every thought
to the obedience of Christ;

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 125:16


    (Corporeal changes)
    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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 518:1


    (Birthright of man)
    His birthright is dominion, not subjection. He is lord of the belief in earth and heaven, - himself subordinate alone to his Maker. This is the Science of being.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 442:3(only)


    (Charge of the Chief Justice)
    Our statute is spiritual, our Government is divine.

o4oo Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked - 106:6-14


    (Proper self-government)
    Like our nation, Christian Science has its Declaration of Independence. God has endowed man with inalienable rights, among which are self-government, reason, and conscience. Man is properly self-governed only when he is guided rightly and governed by his Maker, divine Truth and Love.
    Man's rights are invaded when the divine order is interfered with, and the mental trespasser incurs the divine penalty due this crime.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 393:12-18


    (The strength of Spirit) Rise in the strength of Spirit to resist all that is unlike good. God has made man capable of this, and nothing can vitiate the ability and power divinely bestowed on man.
    (No pain in matter)
    Be firm in your understanding that the divine Mind governs, and that in Science man reflects God's government.

Subheadings in this lesson

21 1 - -19- Soul and Spirit one
21 1 - Real and unreal identity
21 1 - The central intelligence
21 1 - Soul imperishable
21 2 - Ultimate harmony
21 2 - Spiritualized consciousness
21 2 - Thoughts are things
21 2 - Childlike receptivity
21 2 - Narrow pathway
21 3 - Shame the effect of sin
21 3 - Requisite change of our ideals
21 3 - Thoughts are things
21 3 - Illusions about nerves
21 3 - Life only in Spirit
21 4 - Sickness as only thought
21 4 - Error's power imaginary
21 4 - Ascending the scale
21 5 - -22- The real manhood
21 5 - Fleshly factors unreal
21 5 - Spiritual conception
21 5 - The kingdom within
21 6 - Corporeal changes
21 6 - Birthright of man
21 6 - Charge of the Chief Justice
21 6 - Proper self-government
21 6 - The strength of Spirit
21 6 - No pain in matter


November 24,1901

Subject: 22

ANCIENT AND MODERN NECROMANCY, ALIAS MESMERISM AND HYPNOTISM, DENOUNCED.

ooo3



-- Golden Text --

Ezekiel 13:23

    23 Therefore ye shall see no more
vanity, nor divine divinations: for I
will deliver my people out of your
hand: and ye shall know that I am the
Lord.


Responsive Reading


Jude 1:3,5,11,12,17-25

    3 Beloved, when I gave all
diligence to write unto you of the
common salvation, it was needful for
me to write unto you, and exhort you
that ye should earnestly contend for
the faith which was once delivered
unto the saints.

    5 I will therefore put you in
remembrance, though ye once knew
this, how that the Lord, having saved
the people out of the land of Egypt,
afterward destroyed them that
believed not.

    11 Woe unto them! for they have
gone in the way of Cain, and ran
greedily after the error of Balaam
for reward, and perished in the
gainsaying of Core.

    12 These are spots in your feasts
of charity, when they feast with you,
feeding themselves without fear:
clouds they are without water,
carried about of winds; trees whose
fruit withereth, without fruit, twice
dead, plucked up by the roots;

    17 But, beloved, remember ye the
words which were spoken before of the
apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ;

    18 How that they told you there
should be mockers in the last time,
who should walk after their own
ungodly lusts.

    19 These be they who separate
themselves, sensual, having not the
Spirit.

    20 But ye, beloved, building up
yourselves on your most holy faith,
praying in the Holy Ghost,

    21 Keep yourselves in the love of
God, looking for the mercy of our
Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.

    22 And of some have compassion,
making a difference:

    23 And others save with fear,
pulling them out of the fire; hating
even the garment spotted by the
flesh.

    24 Now unto him that is able to
keep you from falling, and to present
you faultless before the presence of
his glory with exceeding joy,

    25 To the only wise God our
Saviour, be glory and majesty,
dominion and power, both now and
ever. Amen.


Section 1


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.

***
II Chronicles 33:1,6,11-13

    1 Manasseh was twelve years old
when he began to reign, and he
reigned fifty and five years in
Jerusalem:

    6 And he caused his children to
pass through the fire in the valley
of the son of Hinnom: also he
observed times, and used
enchantments, and used witchcraft,
and dealt with a familiar spirit, and
with wizards: he wrought much evil in
the sight of the Lord, to provoke him
to anger.

    11 Wherefore the Lord brought upon
them the captains of the host of the
king of Assyria, which took Manasseh
among the thorns, and bound him with
fetters, and carried him to Babylon.

    12 And when he was in affliction,
he besought the Lord his God, and
humbled himself greatly before the
God of his fathers,

    13 And prayed unto him: and he was
intreated of him, and heard his
supplication, and brought him again
to Jerusalem into his kingdom. Then
Manasseh knew that the Lord he was
God.

***
Galatians 3:1,3,26,27

    1 O foolish Galatians, who hath
bewitched you, that ye should not
obey the truth, before whose eyes
Jesus Christ hath been evidently set
forth, crucified among you?

    3 Are ye so foolish? having begun
in the Spirit, are ye now made
perfect by the flesh?

    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.

o4oo Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked - 100:1-6,12-7,8-20


    (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.
    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:
    "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."
    (Clairvoyance, magnetism)
    In 1837, a committee of nine persons was appointed, among whom were Roux, Bouillaud, and Cloquet, which tested during several sessions the phenomena exhibited by a reputed clairvoyant. Their report stated the results as follows:
    "The facts which had been promised by Monsieur Berna [the magnetizer] as conclusive, and as adapted to throw light on physiological and therapeutical questions, are certainly not conclusive in favor of the doctrine of animal magnetism, and have nothing in common with either physiology or therapeutics."
    This report was adopted by the Royal Academy of Medicine in Paris.


Section 2


Acts 8:5-9,11,14,15,18-21,24

    5 Then Philip went down to the city
of Samaria, and preached Christ unto
them.

    6 And the people with one accord
gave heed unto those things which
Philip spake, hearing and seeing the
miracles which he did.

    7 For unclean spirits, crying with
loud voice, came out of many that were
possessed with them: and many taken
with palsies, and that were lame,
were healed.

    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:

    11 And to him they had regard,
because that of long time he had
bewitched them with sorceries.

    14 Now when the apostles which were
at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had
received the word of God, they sent
unto them Peter and John:

    15 Who, when they were come down,
prayed for them, that they might
receive the Holy Ghost:

    18 And when Simon saw that through
laying on of the apostles' hands the
Holy Ghost was given, he offered them
money,

    19 Saying, Give me also this power,
that on whomsoever I lay hands, he
may receive the Holy Ghost.

    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.

    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.

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 - 102:1

    (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.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 451:19-3


    (Obligations of teachers)
    Every Christian Scientist, every conscientious teacher of the Science of Mind-healing, knows that human will is not Christian Science, and he must recognize this in order to defend himself from the influence of human will. He feels morally obligated to open the eyes of his students that they may perceive the nature and methods of error of every sort, especially any subtle degree of evil, deceived and deceiving. 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 3


Deuteronomy 18:9-12

    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.

***
Matthew 12:22,24-28

    22 #Then was brought unto him one
possessed with a devil, blind, and
dumb: and he healed him, insomuch
that the blind and dumb both spake
and saw.

    24 But when the Pharisees heard it,
they said, This fellow doth not cast
out devils, but by Beelzebub the
prince of the devils.

    25 And Jesus knew their thoughts,
and said unto them, Every kingdom
divided against itself is brought to
desolation; and every city or house
divided against itself shall not
stand:

    26 And if Satan cast out Satan, he
is divided against himself; how shall
then his kingdom stand?

    27 And if I by Beelzebub cast out
devils, by whom do your children cast
them out? therefore they shall be
your judges.

    28 But if I cast out devils by the
Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God
is come unto you.

o4oo Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked - 103:18


    (The genus of error)
    As named in Christian Science, animal magnetism or hypnotism is the specific term for error, or mortal mind. It is the false belief that mind is in matter, and is both evil and good; that evil is as real as good and more powerful. This belief has not one quality of Truth. It is either ignorant or malicious. The malicious form of hypnotism ultimates in moral idiocy. The truths of immortal Mind sustain man, and they annihilate the fables of mortal mind, whose flimsy and gaudy pretensions, like silly moths, singe their own wings and fall into dust.

o4oo Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked - 104:3,19

    (Thought-transference)
    When Christian Science and animal magnetism are both comprehended, as they will be at no distant date, it will be seen why the author of this book has been so unjustly persecuted and belied by wolves in sheep's clothing.
    (Adulteration of Truth)
    The medicine of Science is divine Mind; and dishonesty, sensuality, falsehood, revenge, malice, are animal propensities and by no means the mental qualities which heal the sick. 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.


Section 4


Isaiah 50:10

    10 #Who is among you that feareth
the Lord, that obeyeth the voice of
his servant, that walketh in
darkness, and hath no light? let him
trust in the name of the Lord, and
stay upon his God.

***
Revelation 18:1,2,4,21,23

    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.

    21 And a mighty angel took up a
stone like a great millstone, and
cast it into the sea, saying, Thus
with violence shall that great city
Babylon be thrown down, and shall be
found no more at all.

    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.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 129:16


    (Antagonistic theories)
    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.

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.

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.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 185:7-25


    (A so-called mind-cure)
    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.
    (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.


Section 5


Acts 13:6,8-12

    6 And when they had gone through
the isle unto Paphos, they found a
certain sorcerer, a false prophet, a
Jew, whose name was Barjesus:

    8 But Elymas the sorcerer (for so
is his name by interpretation)
withstood them, seeking to turn away
the deputy from the faith.

    9 Then Saul, (who also is called
Paul,) filled with the Holy Ghost,
set his eyes on him,

    10 And said, O full of all subtilty
and all mischief, thou child of the
devil, thou enemy of all
righteousness, wilt thou not cease to
pervert the right ways of the Lord?

    11 And now, behold, the hand of the
Lord is upon thee, and thou shalt be
blind, not seeing the sun for a
season. And immediately there fell on
him a mist and a darkness; and he
went about seeking some to lead him
by the hand.

    12 Then the deputy, when he saw
what was done, believed, being
astonished at the doctrine of the
Lord.

o4oo Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked - 102:16-23


    (Hidden agents)
    The mild forms of animal magnetism are disappearing, and its aggressive features are coming to the front. The looms of crime, hidden in the dark recesses of mortal thought, are every hour weaving webs more complicated and subtle. So secret are the present methods of animal magnetism that they ensnare the age into indolence, and produce the very apathy on the subject which the criminal desires.

o4oo Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked - 105:16-5

    (Important decision)
    When our laws eventually take cognizance of mental crime and no longer apply legal rulings wholly to physical offences, these words of Judge Parmenter of Boston will become historic: "I see no reason why metaphysics is not as important to medicine as to mechanics or mathematics."
    (Evil let loose)
    Whoever uses his developed mental powers like an escaped felon to commit fresh atrocities as opportunity occurs is never safe. God will arrest him. Divine justice will manacle him. His sins will be millstones about his neck, weighing him down to the depths of ignominy and death. The aggravation of error foretells its doom, and confirms the ancient axiom: "Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad."
    (mental power)
    The distance from ordinary medical practice to Christian Science is full many a league in the line of light; but to go in healing from the use of inanimate drugs to the criminal misuse of human willpower, is to drop from the platform of common manhood into the very mire of iniquity, to work against the free course of honesty and justice, and to push vainly against the current running heavenward.

o4oo Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked - 106:12

    (Proper self-government)
    Man's rights are invaded when the divine order is interfered with, and the mental trespasser incurs the divine penalty due this crime.


Section 6


Numbers 23:23

    23 Surely there is no enchantment
against Jacob, neither is there any
divination against Israel: according
to this time it shall be said of
Jacob and of Israel, What hath God
wrought!
Numbers 11:2-4,26,27,32,35

    2 And the people cried unto Moses;
and when Moses prayed unto the Lord,
the fire was quenched.

    3 And he called the name of the
place Taberah: because the fire of
the Lord burnt among them.

    4 #And the mixt multitude that was
among them fell a lusting: and the
children of Israel also wept again,
and said, Who shall give us flesh to
eat?

    26 But there remained two of the
men in the camp, the name of the one
was Eldad, and the name of the other
Medad: and the spirit rested upon
them; and they were of them that were
written, but went not out unto the
tabernacle: and they prophesied in
the camp.

    27 And there ran a young man, and
told Moses, and said, Eldad and Medad
do prophesy in the camp.

    32 And the people stood up all that
day, and all that night, and all the
next day, and they gathered the
quails: he that gathered least
gathered ten homers: and they spread
them all abroad for themselves round
about the camp.

    35 And the people journeyed from
Kibrothhattaavah unto Hazeroth; and
abode at Hazeroth.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 178:18


    (Animal magnetism destroyed)
    Mortal mind, acting from the basis of sensation in matter, is animal magnetism; but this so-called mind, from which comes all evil, contradicts itself, and must finally yield to the eternal Truth, or the divine Mind, expressed in Science. In proportion to our understanding of Christian Science, we are freed from the belief of heredity, of mind in matter or animal magnetism; and we disarm sin of its imaginary power in proportion to our spiritual understanding of the status of immortal being.

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.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 87:15


    (Second sight)
    Science enables one to read the human mind, but not as a clairvoyant. It enables one to heal through Mind, but not as a mesmerist.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 574:6,16-27


    (Vials of wrath and consolation)
    And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will show thee the bride, the Lamb's wife.
    The beauty of this text is, that the sum total of human misery, represented by the seven angelic vials full of seven plagues, has full compensation in the law of Love. Note this, - that the very message, or swift-winged thought, which poured forth hatred and torment, brought also the experience which at last lifted the seer to behold the great city, the four equal sides of which were heaven-bestowed and heaven-bestowing.
    (Spiritual wedlock)
    Think of this, dear reader, for it will lift the sackcloth from your eyes, and you will behold the soft-winged dove descending upon you.

Subheadings in this lesson

22 1 - Earliest investigations
22 1 - Clairvoyance, magnetism
22 2 - Personal conclusions
22 2 - Mere negation
22 2 - Obligations of teachers
22 2 - Indispensable defence
22 3 - The genus of error
22 3 - Thought-transference
22 3 - Adulteration of Truth
22 4 - Antagonistic theories
22 4 - The evil of mesmerism
22 4 - Animal magnetism error
22 4 - A so-called mind-cure
22 4 - Jesus and hypnotism
22 5 - Hidden agents
22 5 - Important decision
22 5 - Evil let loose
22 5 - mental power
22 5 - Proper self-government
22 6 - Animal magnetism destroyed
22 6 - Not words but deeds
22 6 - Second sight
22 6 - Vials of wrath and consolation
22 6 - Spiritual wedlock


December 1,1901

Subject: 23

GOD THE ONLY CAUSE AND CREATOR.

oo3o



-- Golden Text --

Isaiah 43:15

    15 I am the Lord, your Holy One,
the creator of Israel, your King.


Responsive Reading


Isaiah 41:1,4,8-13,17-20

    1 Keep silence before me, O
islands; and let the people renew
their strength: let them come near;
then let them speak: let us come near
together to judgment.

    4 Who hath wrought and done it,
calling the generations from the
beginning? I the Lord, the first, and
with the last; I am he.

    8 But thou, Israel, art my servant,
Jacob whom I have chosen, the seed of
Abraham my friend.

    9 Thou whom I have taken from the
ends of the earth, and called thee
from the chief men thereof, and said
unto thee, Thou art my servant; I
have chosen thee, and not cast thee
away.

    10 #Fear thou not; for I am with
thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy
God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I
will help thee; yea, I will uphold
thee with the right hand of my
righteousness.

    11 Behold, all they that were
incensed against thee shall be
ashamed and confounded: they shall be
as nothing; and they that strive with
thee shall perish.

    12 Thou shalt seek them, and shalt
not find them, even them that
contended with thee: they that war
against thee shall be as nothing, and
as a thing of nought.

    13 For I the Lord thy God will hold
thy right hand, saying unto thee,
Fear not; I will help thee.

    17 When the poor and needy seek
water, and there is none, and their
tongue faileth for thirst, I the Lord
will hear them, I the God of Israel
will not forsake them.

    18 I will open rivers in high
places, and fountains in the midst of
the valleys: I will make the
wilderness a pool of water, and the
dry land springs of water.

    19 I will plant in the wilderness
the cedar, the shittah tree, and the
myrtle, and the oil tree; I will set
in the desert the fir tree, and the
pine, and the box tree together:

    20 That they may see, and know, and
consider, and understand together,
that the hand of the Lord hath done
this, and the Holy One of Israel hath
created it.


Section 1


Isaiah 41:21-24,25,26,28

    21 Produce your cause, saith the
Lord; bring forth your strong
reasons, saith the King of Jacob.

    22 Let them bring them forth, and
shew us what shall happen: let them
shew the former things, what they be,
that we may consider them, and know
the latter end of them; or declare us
things for to come.

    23 Shew the things that are to come
hereafter, that we may know that ye
are gods: yea, do good, or do evil,
that we may be dismayed, and behold
it together.

    24 Behold, ye are of nothing, and
your work of nought: an abomination
is he that chooseth you.

    25 I have raised up one from the
north, and he shall come: from the
rising of the sun shall he call upon
my name: and he shall come upon
princes as upon morter, and as the
potter treadeth clay.

    26 Who hath declared from the
beginning, that we may know? and
beforetime, that we may say, He is
righteous? yea, there is none that
sheweth, yea, there is none that
declareth, yea, there is none that
heareth your words.

    28 For I beheld, and there was no
man; even among them, and there was
no counsellor, that, when I asked of
them, could answer a word.
Isaiah 40:10,12,13

    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.

    12 #Who hath measured the waters in
the hollow of his hand, and meted out
heaven with the span, and
comprehended the dust of the earth in
a measure, and weighed the mountains
in scales, and the hills in a
balance?

    13 Who hath directed the Spirit of
the Lord, or being his counsellor hath
taught him?

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 331:18-22

  (- 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.

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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 552:5-10


    (Causation not in matter)
    Heathen philosophy, modern geology, and all other material hypotheses deal with causation as contingent on matter and as necessarily apparent to the corporeal senses, even where the proof requisite to sustain this assumption is undiscovered.

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.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 170:22


    (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.


Section 2


Jeremiah 2:5-7

    5 #Thus saith the Lord, What
iniquity have your fathers found in
me, that they are gone far from me,
and have walked after vanity, and are
become vain?

    6 Neither said they, Where is the
Lord that brought us up out of the
land of Egypt, that led us through
the wilderness, through a land of
deserts and of pits, through a land
of drought, and of the shadow of
death, through a land that no man
passed through, and where no man
dwelt?

    7 And I brought you into a
plentiful country, to eat the fruit
thereof and the goodness thereof; but
when ye entered, ye defiled my land,
and made mine heritage an
abomination.
Jeremiah 14:7-9,20-22

    7 #O Lord, though our iniquities
testify against us, do thou it for
thy name's sake: for our backslidings
are many; we have sinned against
thee.

    8 O the hope of Israel, the saviour
thereof in time of trouble, why
shouldest thou be as a stranger in
the land, and as a wayfaring man that
turneth aside to tarry for a night?

    9 Why shouldest thou be as a man
astonied, as a mighty man that cannot
save? yet thou, O Lord, art in the
midst of us, and we are called by thy
name; leave us not.

    20 We acknowledge, O Lord, our
wickedness, and the iniquity of our
fathers: for we have sinned against
thee.

    21 Do not abhor us, for thy name's
sake, do not disgrace the throne of
thy glory: remember, break not thy
covenant with us.

    22 Are there any among the vanities
of the Gentiles that can cause rain?
or can the heavens give showers? art
not thou he, O Lord our God?
therefore we will wait upon thee: for
thou hast made all these things.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 195:11


    (Useful knowledge)
    The point for each one to decide is, whether it is mortal mind or immortal Mind that is causative. We should forsake the basis of matter for metaphysical Science and its divine Principle.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 318:5


    (What the senses originate)
    Corporeal senses define diseases as realities; but the Scriptures declare that God made all, even while the corporeal senses are saying that matter causes disease and the divine Mind cannot or will not heal it. The material senses originate and support all that is material, untrue, selfish, or debased. They would put soul into soil, life into limbo, and doom all things to decay. We must silence this lie of material sense with the truth of spiritual sense. We must cause the error to cease that brought the belief of sin and death and would efface the pure sense of omnipotence.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 273:29-1

    (Material knowledge illusive)
    Science shows that material, conflicting mortal opinions and beliefs emit the effects of error at all times, but this atmosphere of mortal mind cannot be destructive to morals and health when it is opposed promptly and persistently by Christian Science.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 416:6-14


    (Sedatives valueless)
    A hypodermic injection of morphine is administered to a patient, and in twenty minutes the sufferer is quietly asleep. To him there is no longer any pain. Yet any physician - allopathic, homoeopathic, botanic, eclectic - will tell you that the troublesome material cause is unremoved, and that when the soporific influence of the opium is exhausted, the patient will find himself in the same pain, unless the belief which occasions the pain has meanwhile been changed.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 417:3-14

    (Helpful encouragement)
    Give sick people credit for sometimes knowing more than their doctors. Always support their trust in the power of Mind to sustain the body. Never tell the sick that they have more courage than strength. Tell them rather, that their strength is in proportion to their courage. If you make the sick realize this great truism, there will be no reaction from over-exertion or from excited conditions. Maintain the facts of Christian Science, - that Spirit is God, and therefore cannot be sick; that what is termed matter cannot be sick; that all causation is Mind, acting through spiritual law.


Section 3


Psalm 93:1,2

    1 The Lord reigneth, he is clothed
with majesty; the Lord is clothed with
strength, wherewith he hath girded
himself: the world also is
stablished, that it cannot be moved.

    2 Thy throne is established of old:
thou art from everlasting.
Psalm 89:6-9,11,14

    6 For who in the heaven can be
compared unto the Lord? who among the
sons of the mighty can be likened
unto the Lord?

    7 God is greatly to be feared in
the assembly of the saints, and to be
had in reverence of all them that are
about him.

    8 O Lord God of hosts, who is a
strong Lord like unto thee? or to thy
faithfulness round about thee?

    9 Thou rulest the raging of the
sea: when the waves thereof arise,
thou stillest them.

    11 The heavens are thine, the earth
also is thine: as for the world and
the fulness thereof, thou hast
founded them.

    14 Justice and judgment are the
habitation of thy throne: mercy and
truth shall go before thy face.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 507:15


    (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. A material world implies a mortal mind and man a creator. The scientific divine creation declares immortal Mind and the universe created by God.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 191:21


    (Spiritual freedom)
    By its own volition, not a blade of grass springs up, not a spray buds within the vale, not a leaf unfolds its fair outlines, not a flower starts from its cloistered cell.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 511:23


    (Soaring aspirations)
    To mortal mind, the universe is liquid, solid, and aeriform. Spiritually interpreted, rocks and mountains stand for solid and grand ideas. Animals and mortals metaphorically present the gradation of mortal thought, rising in the scale of intelligence, taking form in masculine, feminine, or neuter gender. The fowls, which fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven, correspond to aspirations soaring beyond and above corporeality to the understanding of the incorporeal and divine Principle, Love.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 209:16


    (Spiritual translation)
    The compounded minerals or aggregated substances composing the earth, the relations which constituent masses hold to each other, the magnitudes, distances, and revolutions of the celestial bodies, are of no real importance, when we remember that they all must give place to the spiritual fact by the translation of man and the universe back into Spirit. In proportion as this is done, man and the universe will be found harmonious and eternal.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 509:13-4


    (Rarefaction of thought)
    Spirit creates no other than heavenly or celestial bodies, but the stellar universe is no more celestial than our earth. This text gives the idea of the rarefaction of thought as it ascends higher. God forms and peoples the universe. The light of spiritual understanding gives gleams of the infinite only, even as nebulae indicate the immensity of space.
    (Divine nature appearing)
    So-called mineral, vegetable, and animal substances are no more contingent now on time or material structure than they were when "the morning stars sang together." Mind made the "plant of the field before it was in the earth." The periods of spiritual ascension are the days and seasons of Mind's creation, in which beauty, sublimity, purity, and holiness - yea, the divine nature - appear in man and the universe never to disappear.
    (Spiritual ideas apprehended)
    Knowing the Science of creation, in which all is Mind and its ideas, Jesus rebuked the material thought of his fellow-countrymen: "Ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?" How much more should we seek to apprehend the spiritual ideas of God, than to dwell on the objects of sense!


Section 4


II Samuel 12:13,14,16-20

    13 And David said unto Nathan, I
have sinned against the Lord. And
Nathan said unto David, The Lord also
hath put away thy sin; thou shalt not
die.

    14 Howbeit, because by this deed
thou hast given great occasion to the
enemies of the Lord to blaspheme, the
child also that is born unto thee
shall surely die.

    16 David therefore besought God for
the child; and David fasted, and went
in, and lay all night upon the earth.


    17 And the elders of his house
arose, and went to him, to raise him
up from the earth: but he would not,
neither did he eat bread with them.

    18 And it came to pass on the
seventh day, that the child died. And
the servants of David feared to tell
him that the child was dead: for they
said, Behold, while the child was yet
alive, we spake unto him, and he
would not hearken unto our voice: how
will he then vex himself, if we tell
him that the child is dead?

    19 But when David saw that his
servants whispered, David perceived
that the child was dead: therefore
David said unto his servants, Is the
child dead? And they said, He is
dead.

    20 Then David arose from the earth,
and washed, and anointed himself, and
changed his apparel, and came into
the house of the Lord, and
worshipped: then he came to his own
house; and when he required, they set
bread before him, and he did eat.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 259:22


    (Immortal models)
    Mortal thought transmits its own images, and forms its offspring after human illusions. God, Spirit, works spiritually, not materially. Brain or matter never formed a human concept. Vibration is not intelligence; hence it is not a creator. Immortal ideas, pure, perfect, and enduring, are transmitted by the divine Mind through divine Science, which corrects error with truth and demands spiritual thoughts, divine concepts, to the end that they may produce harmonious results.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 386:30


    (Mourning causeless)
    So, when our friends pass from our sight and we lament, that lamentation is needless and causeless. We shall perceive this to be true when we grow into the understanding of Life, and know that there is no death.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 263:7-28


    (Mortal man a mis-creator)
    When mortal man blends his thoughts of existence with the spiritual and works only as God works, he will no longer grope in the dark and cling to earth because he has not tasted heaven. Carnal beliefs defraud us. They make man an involuntary hypocrite, - producing evil when he would create good, forming deformity when he would outline grace and beauty, injuring those whom he would bless. 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."
    (No new creation)
    There can be but one creator, who has created all. Whatever seems to be a new creation, is but the discovery of some distant idea of Truth; else it is a new multiplication or self-division of mortal thought, as when some finite sense peers from its cloister with amazement and attempts to pattern the infinite.
    The multiplication of a human and mortal sense of persons and things is not creation.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 260:7

    (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.


Section 5


Mark 1:14,15,23-27,39-42

    14 Now after that John was put in
prison, Jesus came into Galilee,
preaching the gospel of the kingdom
of God,

    15 And saying, The time is
fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is
at hand: repent ye, and believe the
gospel.

    23 And there was in their synagogue
a man with an unclean spirit; and he
cried out,

    24 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.

    25 And Jesus rebuked him, saying,
Hold thy peace, and come out of him.

    26 And when the unclean spirit had
torn him, and cried with a loud voice,
he came out of him.

    27 And they were all amazed,
insomuch that they questioned among
themselves, saying, What thing is
this? what new doctrine is this? for
with authority commandeth he even the
unclean spirits, and they do obey
him.

    39 And he preached in their
synagogues throughout all Galilee,
and cast out devils.

    40 And there came a leper to him,
beseeching him, and kneeling down to
him, and saying unto him, If thou
wilt, thou canst make me clean.

    41 And Jesus, moved with
compassion, put forth his hand, and
touched him, and saith unto him, I
will; be thou clean.

    42 And as soon as he had spoken,
immediately the leprosy departed from
him, and he was cleansed.

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.

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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 325:20


    (Consecration required)
    Paul had a clear sense of the demands of Truth upon mortals physically and spiritually, when he said: "Present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service." But he, who is begotten of the beliefs of the flesh and serves them, can never reach in this world the divine heights of our Lord. The time cometh when the spiritual origin of man, the divine Science which ushered Jesus into human presence, will be understood and demonstrated.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 202:15-17


    (Harmonious lifework)
    Outside of this Science all is mutable; but immortal man, in accord with the divine Principle of his being, God, neither sins, suffers, nor dies.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 114:23-29


    (Causation mental)
    Christian Science explains all cause and effect as mental, not physical. It lifts the veil of mystery from Soul and body. It shows the scientific relation of man to God, disentangles the interlaced ambiguities of being, and sets free the imprisoned thought. In divine Science, the universe, including man, is spiritual, harmonious, and eternal.

Subheadings in this lesson

23 1 - -6- The universal cause
23 1 - One primal cause
23 1 - Causation not in matter
23 1 - Pertinent proposal
23 1 - Causation considered
23 2 - Useful knowledge
23 2 - What the senses originate
23 2 - Material knowledge illusive
23 2 - Sedatives valueless
23 2 - Helpful encouragement
23 3 - Divine propagation
23 3 - Spiritual freedom
23 3 - Soaring aspirations
23 3 - Spiritual translation
23 3 - Rarefaction of thought
23 3 - Divine nature appearing
23 3 - Spiritual ideas apprehended
23 4 - Immortal models
23 4 - Mourning causeless
23 4 - Mortal man a mis-creator
23 4 - No new creation
23 4 - Spiritual discovery
23 5 - Mind the only cause
23 5 - Scientific offspring
23 5 - Consecration required
23 5 - Harmonious lifework
23 5 - Causation mental


December 15,1901

Subject: 24

GOD THE PRESERVER OF MAN.

oo3o



-- Golden Text --

Titus 2:11

    11 For the grace of God that
bringeth salvation hath appeared to
all men,



Responsive Reading


Hebrews 2:1-12

    1 Therefore we ought to give the
more earnest heed to the things which
we have heard, lest at any time we
should let them slip.

    2 For if the word spoken by angels
was stedfast, and every transgression
and disobedience received a just
recompence of reward;

    3 How shall we escape, if we
neglect so great salvation; which at
the first began to be spoken by the
Lord, and was confirmed unto us by
them that heard him;

    4 God also bearing them witness,
both with signs and wonders, and with
divers miracles, and gifts of the
Holy Ghost, according to his own
will?

    5 For unto the angels hath he not
put in subjection the world to come,
whereof we speak.

    6 But one in a certain place
testified, saying, What is man, that
thou art mindful of him? or the son
of man, that thou visitest him?

    7 Thou madest him a little lower
than the angels; thou crownedst him
with glory and honour, and didst set
him over the works of thy hands:

    8 Thou hast put all things in
subjection under his feet. For in
that he put all in subjection under
him, he left nothing that is not put
under him. But now we see not yet all
things put under him.

    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.


    11 For both he that sanctifieth and
they who are sanctified are all of
one: for which cause he is not
ashamed to call them brethren,

    12 Saying, I will declare thy name
unto my brethren, in the midst of the
church will I sing praise unto thee.



Section 1


Deuteronomy 6:20,21,24

    20 And when thy son asketh thee in
time to come, saying, What mean the
testimonies, and the statutes, and
the judgments, which the Lord our God
hath commanded you?

    21 Then thou shalt say unto thy
son, We were Pharaoh's bondmen in
Egypt; and the Lord brought us out of
Egypt with a mighty hand:

    24 And the Lord commanded us to do
all these statutes, to fear the Lord
our God, for our good always, that he
might preserve us alive, as it is at
this day.

***
Joshua 24:17

    17 For the Lord our God, he it is
that brought us up and our fathers
out of the land of Egypt, from the
house of bondage, and which did those
great signs in our sight, and
preserved us in all the way wherein
we went, and among all the people
through whom we passed:

***
Nehemiah 9:13,20

    13 Thou camest down also upon mount
Sinai, and spakest with them from
heaven, and gavest them right
judgments, and true laws, good
statutes and commandments:

    20 Thou gavest also thy good spirit
to instruct them, and withheldest not
thy manna from their mouth, and
gavest them water for their thirst.

***
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?

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


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.


oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 388:22


    (God sustains man)
    The fact is, food does not affect the absolute Life of man, and this becomes self-evident, when we learn that God is our Life. Because sin and sickness are not qualities of Soul, or Life, we have hope in immortality; but it would be foolish to venture beyond our present understanding, foolish to stop eating until we gain perfection and a clear comprehension of the living Spirit. In that perfect day of understanding, we shall neither eat to live nor live to eat.


ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 566:1


    (Spiritual guidance)
    As the children of Israel were guided triumphantly through the Red Sea, the dark ebbing and flowing tides of human fear, - as they were led through the wilderness, walking wearily through the great desert of human hopes, and anticipating the promised joy, - so shall the spiritual idea guide all right desires in their passage from sense to Soul, from a material sense of existence to the spiritual, up to the glory prepared for them who love God. Stately Science pauses not, but moves before them, a pillar of cloud by day and of fire by night, leading to divine heights.



Section 2


Deuteronomy 33:27,28

    27 The eternal God is thy refuge,
and underneath are the everlasting
arms: and he shall thrust out the
enemy from before thee; and shall
say, Destroy them.

    28 Israel then shall dwell in
safety alone: the fountain of Jacob
shall be upon a land of corn and
wine; also his heavens shall drop
down dew.

***
II Kings 17:36,37

    36 But the Lord, who brought you up
out of the land of Egypt with great
power and a stretched out arm, him
shall ye fear, and him shall ye
worship, and to him shall ye do
sacrifice.

    37 And the statutes, and the
ordinances, and the law, and the
commandment, which he wrote for you,
ye shall observe to do for evermore;
and ye shall not fear other gods.

***
Psalm 81:8,9

    8 Hear, O my people, and I will
testify unto thee: O Israel, if thou
wilt hearken unto me;

    9 There shall no strange god be in
thee; neither shalt thou worship any
strange god.


oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 388:7


    (Christian history)
    The Apostle John testified to the divine basis of Christian Science, when dire inflictions failed to destroy his body. Idolaters, believing in more than one mind, had "gods many," and thought that they could kill the body with matter, independently of mind.


oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 280:16


    (Belief in many gods)
    Through this error, human belief comes to have "gods many and lords many." Moses declared as Jehovah's first command of the Ten: "Thou shalt have no other gods before me!" But behold the zeal of belief to establish the opposite error of many minds. The argument of the serpent in the allegory, "Ye shall be as gods," urges through every avenue the belief that Soul is in body, and that infinite Spirit, and Life, is in finite forms.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 306:21-25

    (Thought-forms)
    The myriad forms of mortal thought, made manifest as matter, are not more distinct nor real to the material senses than are the Soul-created forms to spiritual sense, which cognizes Life as permanent.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 275:20-30

    (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. 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.



Section 3


Jeremiah 23:5,6

    5 #Behold, the days come, saith the
Lord, that I will raise unto David a
righteous Branch, and a King shall
reign and prosper, and shall execute
judgment and justice in the earth.

    6 In his days Judah shall be saved,
and Israel shall dwell safely: and
this is his name whereby he shall be
called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.

***
Romans 11:26

    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:

***
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?


o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 170:10,18


    (Physiology unscientific)
    The text, "Whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die," not only contradicts human systems, but points to the self-sustaining and eternal Truth.
    If there are material laws which prevent disease, what then causes it? Not divine law, for Jesus healed the sick and cast out error, always in opposition, never in obedience, to physics.


3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 55:8


    (Injustice to the Saviour)
    Now that the gospel of healing is again preached by the wayside, does not the pulpit sometimes scorn it? But that curative mission, which presents the Saviour in a clearer light than mere words can possibly do, cannot be left out of Christianity, although it is again ruled out of the synagogue.



Section 4


Psalm 91:2-4

    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.

***
Ephesians 6:14,17

    14 Stand therefore, having your
loins girt about with truth, and
having on the breastplate of
righteousness;

    17 And take the helmet of
salvation, and the sword of the
Spirit, which is the word of God:

***
Proverbs 30:5,6

    5 Every word of God is pure: he is
a shield unto them that put their
trust in him.

    6 Add thou not unto his words, lest
he reprove thee, and thou be found a
liar.


ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 480:26-31

(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. If sin, sickness, and death were understood as nothingness, they would disappear.


oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 350:6


    (Both words and works)
    To understand all our Master's sayings as recorded in the New Testament, sayings infinitely important, his followers must grow into that stature of manhood in Christ Jesus which enables them to interpret his spiritual meaning. Then they know how Truth casts out error and heals the sick. His words were the offspring of his deeds, both of which must be understood. Unless the works are comprehended which his words explained, the words are blind.


ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 458:11


    (Divinity ever ready)
    It is anything but scientifically Christian to think of aiding the divine Principle of healing or of trying to sustain the human body until the divine Mind is ready to take the case. Divinity is always ready. Semper paratus is Truth's motto. Having seen so much suffering from quackery, the author desires to keep it out of Christian Science. The two-edged sword of Truth must turn in every direction to guard "the tree of life."


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.



Section 5


Psalm 22:27,28

    27 All the ends of the world shall
remember and turn unto the Lord: and
all the kindreds of the nations shall
worship before thee.

    28 For the kingdom is the Lord's:
and he is the governor among the
nations.
Psalm 86:5

    5 For thou, Lord, art good, and
ready to forgive; and plenteous in
mercy unto all them that call upon
thee.

***
Luke 11:3,4

    3 Give us day by day our daily
bread.

    4 And forgive us our sins; for we
also forgive every one that is
indebted to us. And lead us not into
temptation; but deliver us from evil.

***
Matthew 9:6,7

    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.

    7 And he arose, and departed to his
house.


ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 494:30

(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)
    Our Master cast out devils (evils) and healed the sick. It should be said of his followers also, that they cast fear and all evil out of themselves and others and heal the sick. 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.


4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 5:22


    (Cancellation of human sin)
    Prayer is not to be used as a confessional to cancel sin. Such an error would impede true religion. 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.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 6:17

    (Mercy without partiality)
    "God is Love." More than this we cannot ask, higher we cannot look, farther we cannot go. To suppose that God forgives or punishes sin according as His mercy is sought or unsought, is to misunderstand Love and to make prayer the safety-valve for wrong-doing.


o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 141:27


    (A change demanded)
    The adoption of scientific religion and of divine healing will ameliorate sin, sickness, and death. Let our pulpits do justice to Christian Science. Let it have fair representation by the press. Give to it the place in our institutions of learning now occupied by scholastic theology and physiology, and it will eradicate sickness and sin in less time than the old systems, devised for subduing them, have required for self-establishment and propagation.



Section 6


Luke 9:56,57,61,62

    56 For the Son of man is not come
to destroy men's lives, but to save
them. And they went to another
village.

    57 #And it came to pass, that, as
they went in the way, a certain man
said unto him, Lord, I will follow
thee whithersoever thou goest.

    61 And another also said, Lord, I
will follow thee; but let me first go
bid them farewell, which are at home
at my house.

    62 And Jesus said unto him, No man,
having put his hand to the plough,
and looking back, is fit for the
kingdom of God.
Luke 17:32,33

    32 Remember Lot's wife.

    33 Whosoever shall seek to save his
life shall lose it; and whosoever
shall lose his life shall preserve
it.

***
John 12:25,26

    25 He that loveth his life shall
lose it; and he that hateth his life
in this world shall keep it unto life
eternal.

    26 If any man serve me, let him
follow me; and where I am, there
shall also my servant be: if any man
serve me, him will my Father honour.

***
Mark 9:41

    41 For whosoever shall give you a
cup of water to drink in my name,
because ye belong to Christ, verily I
say unto you, he shall not lose his
reward.


oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 436:11


    (Counsel for defence) Giving a cup of cold water in Christ's name, is a Christian service. Laying down his life for a good deed, Mortal Man should find it again. Such acts bear their own justification, and are under the protection of the Most High.


ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 570:14


    (Receptive hearts)
    Millions of unprejudiced minds - simple seekers for Truth, weary wanderers, athirst in the desert - are waiting and watching for rest and drink. Give them a cup of cold water in Christ's name, and never fear the consequences. What if the old dragon should send forth a new flood to drown the Christ-idea? He can neither drown your voice with its roar, nor again sink the world into the deep waters of chaos and old night. In this age the earth will help the woman; the spiritual idea will be understood. Those ready for the blessing you impart will give thanks. The waters will be pacified, and Christ will command the wave.


oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 327:24


    (Moral courage)
    But how shall we reform the man who has more animal than moral courage, and who has not the true idea of good? Through human consciousness, convince the mortal of his mistake in seeking material means for gaining happiness. 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.



Section 7


Acts 13:26

    26 Men and brethren, children of
the stock of Abraham, and whosoever
among you feareth God, to you is the
word of this salvation sent.

***
II Samuel 7:25,26

    25 And now, O Lord God, the word
that thou hast spoken concerning thy
servant, and concerning his house,
establish it for ever, and do as thou
hast said.

    26 And let thy name be magnified
for ever, saying, The Lord of hosts
is the God over Israel: and let the
house of thy servant David be
established before thee.

***
II Corinthians 5:1,2

    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.

    2 For in this we groan, earnestly
desiring to be clothed upon with our
house which is from heaven:

***
Revelation 21:2-4,23-25

    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.

    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.


ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 454:5


    (Impotence of hate)
    The understanding, even in a degree, of the divine All-power destroys fear, and plants the feet in the true path, - the path which leads to the house built without hands "eternal in the heavens." Human hate has no legitimate mandate and no kingdom. Love is enthroned. 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.


ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 560:10-15


    (True estimate of God's messenger)
    Heaven represents harmony, and divine Science interprets the Principle of heavenly harmony. The great miracle, to human sense, is divine Love, and the grand necessity of existence is to gain the true idea of what constitutes the kingdom of heaven in man.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 577:12

    (The city of our God)
    This spiritual, holy habitation has no boundary nor limit, but its four cardinal points are: first, the Word of Life, Truth, and Love; second, the Christ, the spiritual idea of God; third, Christianity, which is the outcome of the divine Principle of the Christ-idea in Christian history; fourth, Christian Science, which to-day and forever interprets this great example and the great Exemplar. 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 - 578:16

    ( - Psalm XXIII -)
    Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house [the consciousness] of [Love] for ever.

Subheadings in this lesson

24 1 - Divine providence
24 1 - God sustains man
24 1 - Spiritual guidance
24 2 - Christian history
24 2 - Belief in many gods
24 2 - Thought-forms
24 2 - The divine completeness
24 3 - Physiology unscientific
24 3 - Injustice to the Saviour
24 4 - Vapor and nothingness
24 4 - Both words and works
24 4 - Divinity ever ready
24 4 - Christian history
24 5 - Followers of Jesus
24 5 - Cancellation of human sin
24 5 - Mercy without partiality
24 5 - A change demanded
24 6 - Counsel for defence
24 6 - Receptive hearts
24 6 - Moral courage
24 7 - Impotence of hate
24 7 - True estimate of God's messenger
24 7 - The city of our God
24 7 - - Psalm XXIII -


December 22,1901

Subject: 25

IS THE UNIVERSE, INCLUDING MAN, EVOLVED BY ATOMIC FORCE?

o3oo



-- Golden Text --

Hebrews 11:3

    3 Through faith we understand that
the worlds were framed by the word of
God, so that things which are seen
were not made of things which do
appear.


Responsive Reading


II Peter 3:1-14

    1 This second epistle, beloved, I
now write unto you; in both which I
stir up your pure minds by way of
remembrance:

    2 That ye may be mindful of the
words which were spoken before by the
holy prophets, and of the commandment
of us the apostles of the Lord and
Saviour:

    3 Knowing this first, that there
shall come in the last days scoffers,
walking after their own lusts,

    4 And saying, Where is the promise
of his coming? for since the fathers
fell asleep, all things continue as
they were from the beginning of the
creation.

    5 For this they willingly are
ignorant of, that by the word of God
the heavens were of old, and the
earth standing out of the water and
in the water:

    6 Whereby the world that then was,
being overflowed with water, perished:


    7 But the heavens and the earth,
which are now, by the same word are
kept in store, reserved unto fire
against the day of judgment and
perdition of ungodly men.

    8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of
this one thing, that one day is with
the Lord as a thousand years, and a
thousand years as one day.

    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.

    10 But the day of the Lord will
come as a thief in the night; in the
which the heavens shall pass away
with a great noise, and the elements
shall melt with fervent heat, the
earth also and the works that are
therein shall be burned up.

    11 Seeing then that all these
things shall be dissolved, what
manner of persons ought ye to be in
all holy conversation and godliness,

    12 Looking for and hasting unto the
coming of the day of God, wherein the
heavens being on fire shall be
dissolved, and the elements shall
melt with fervent heat?

    13 Nevertheless we, according to
his promise, look for new heavens and
a new earth, wherein dwelleth
righteousness.

    14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that
ye look for such things, be diligent
that ye may be found of him in peace,
without spot, and blameless.


Section 1


Proverbs 30:4

    4 Who hath ascended up into heaven,
or descended? who hath gathered the
wind in his fists? who hath bound the
waters in a garment? who hath
established all the ends of the
earth? what is his name, and what is
his son's name, if thou canst tell?

***
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.

***
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.

***
Job 26:7,14

    7 He stretcheth out the north over
the empty place, and hangeth the earth
upon nothing.

    14 Lo, these are parts of his ways:
but how little a portion is heard of
him? but the thunder of his power who
can understand?
Job 23:13

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

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 124:14-31


    (Right interpretation)
    The universe, like man, is to be interpreted by Science from its divine Principle, God, and then it can be understood; but when explained on the basis of physical sense and represented as subject to growth, maturity, and decay, the universe, like man, is, and must continue to be, an enigma.
    (All force mental)
    Adhesion, cohesion, and attraction are properties of Mind. They belong to divine Principle, and support the equipoise of that thought-force, which launched the earth in its orbit and said to the proud wave, "Thus far and no farther."
    Spirit is the life, substance, and continuity of all things. We tread on forces. Withdraw them, and creation must collapse. Human knowledge calls them forces of matter; but divine Science declares that they belong wholly to divine Mind, are inherent in this Mind, and so restores them to their rightful home and classification.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 270:10


    (Rejected theories)
    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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 379:6


    (Jurisdiction of Mind) The real jurisdiction of the world is in Mind, controlling every effect and recognizing all causation as vested in divine Mind.


Section 2


Lamentations 3:37

    37 #Who is he that saith, and it
cometh to pass, when the Lord
commandeth it not?

***
Isaiah 29:15,16

    15 Woe unto them that seek deep to
hide their counsel from the Lord, and
their works are in the dark, and they
say, Who seeth us? and who knoweth
us?

    16 Surely your turning of things
upside down shall be esteemed as the
potter's clay: for shall the work say
of him that made it, He made me not?
or shall the thing framed say of him
that framed it, He had no
understanding?

***
Jeremiah 10:2,8,11,12

    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.

    8 But they are altogether brutish
and foolish: the stock is a doctrine
of vanities.

    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.

    12 He hath made the earth by his
power, he hath established the world
by his wisdom, and hath stretched out
the heavens by his discretion.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 269:29-10


    (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.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 89:25-26,32


    (Divine origination)
    Matter is neither intelligent nor creative. The tree is not the author of itself.
    If seed is necessary to produce wheat, and wheat to produce flour, or if one animal can originate another, how then can we account for their primal origin? How were the loaves and fishes multiplied on the shores of Galilee, - and that, too, without meal or monad from which loaf or fish could come?

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 467:29-3

(05) Question: What are the demands of the Science of Soul?
ADAM = The opposite of good,- of God and His creation.
Topic: Love


    (Sinlessness of Mind, Soul)
    Reasoning from cause to effect in the Science of Mind, we begin with Mind, which must be understood through the idea which expresses it and cannot be learned from its opposite, matter. Thus we arrive at Truth, or intelligence, which evolves its own unerring idea and never can be coordinate with human illusions.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 293:6-16


    (Elementary electricity)
    Matter and mortal mind are but different strata of human belief. The grosser substratum is named matter or body; the more ethereal is called mind. This so-called mind and body is the illusion called a mortal, a mind in matter. In reality and in Science, both strata, mortal mind and mortal body, are false representatives of man.
    The material so-called gases and forces are counterfeits of the spiritual forces of divine Mind, whose potency is Truth, whose attraction is Love, whose adhesion and cohesion are Life, perpetuating the eternal facts of being.


Section 3


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.

***
Isaiah 45:11,12

    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.
Isaiah 48:12,13

    12 #Hearken unto me, O Jacob and
Israel, my called; I am he; I am the
first, I also am the last.

    13 Mine hand also hath laid the
foundation of the earth, and my right
hand hath spanned the heavens: when I
call unto them, they stand up
together.

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 - 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.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 263:20-31

    (No new creation)
    There can be but one creator, who has created all. Whatever seems to be a new creation, is but the discovery of some distant idea of Truth; else it is a new multiplication or self-division of mortal thought, as when some finite sense peers from its cloister with amazement and attempts to pattern the infinite.
    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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 516:9-13,19


    (Love imparts beauty)
    God fashions all things, after His own likeness. Life is reflected in existence, Truth in truthfulness, God in goodness, which impart their own peace and permanence. Love, redolent with unselfishness, bathes all in beauty and light.
    Man, made in His likeness, possesses and reflects God's dominion over all the earth. Man and woman as coexistent and eternal with God forever reflect, in glorified quality, the infinite Father-Mother God.


Section 4


Jeremiah 10:23

    23 #O Lord, I know that the way of
man is not in himself: it is not in
man that walketh to direct his steps.

***
Ecclesiastes 8:8,16,17

    8 There is no man that hath power
over the spirit to retain the spirit;
neither hath he power in the day of
death: and there is no discharge in
that war; neither shall wickedness
deliver those that are given to it.

    16 #When I applied mine heart to
know wisdom, and to see the business
that is done upon the earth: (for
also there is that neither day nor
night seeth sleep with his eyes:)

    17 Then I beheld all the work of
God, that a man cannot find out the
work that is done under the sun:
because though a man labour to seek
it out, yet he shall not find it; yea
further; though a wise man think to
know it, yet shall he not be able to
find it.

***
Proverbs 16:1,2

    1 The preparations of the heart in
man, and the answer of the tongue, is
from the Lord.

    2 All the ways of a man are clean
in his own eyes; but the Lord
weigheth the spirits.

***
Psalm 32:8

    8 I will instruct thee and teach
thee in the way which thou shalt go:
I will guide thee with mine eye.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 283:4


    (Source of all life and action)
    Mind is the source of all movement, and there is no inertia to retard or check its perpetual and harmonious action. Mind is the same Life, Love, and wisdom "yesterday, and to-day, and forever." Matter and its effects - sin, sickness, and death - are states of mortal mind which act, react, and then come to a stop. They are not facts of Mind. They are not ideas, but illusions. Principle is absolute. It admits of no error, but rests upon understanding.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 239:23-30


    (Antagonistic sources)
    Mortal mind is the acknowledged seat of human motives. It forms material concepts and produces every discordant action of the body. If action proceeds from the divine Mind, action is harmonious. If it comes from erring mortal mind, it is discordant and ends in sin, sickness, death. Those two opposite sources never mingle in fount or stream. The perfect Mind sends forth perfection, for God is Mind.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 490:4

(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


    (Will-power an animal propensity)
    Human will is an animal propensity, not a faculty of Soul. Hence it cannot govern man aright. Christian Science reveals Truth and Love as the motive-powers of man. Will-blind, stubborn, and headlong - cooperates with appetite and passion. From this cooperation arises its evil. From this also comes its powerlessness, since all power belongs to God, good.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 238:1


    (Patient waiting)
    Motives and acts are not rightly valued before they are understood. It is well to wait till those whom you would benefit are ready for the blessing, for Science is working changes in personal character as well as in the material universe.


Section 5


Psalm 127:1

    1 Except the Lord build the house,
they labour in vain that build it:
except the Lord keep the city, the
watchman waketh but in vain.

***
I Corinthians 3:9-17

    9 For we are labourers together
with God: ye are God's husbandry, ye
are God's building.

    10 According to the grace of God
which is given unto me, as a wise
masterbuilder, I have laid the
foundation, and another buildeth
thereon. But let every man take heed
how he buildeth thereupon.

    11 For other foundation can no man
lay than that is laid, which is Jesus
Christ.

    12 Now if any man build upon this
foundation gold, silver, precious
stones, wood, hay, stubble;

    13 Every man's work shall be made
manifest: for the day shall declare
it, because it shall be revealed by
fire; and the fire shall try every
man's work of what sort it is.

    14 If any man's work abide which he
hath built thereupon, he shall
receive a reward.

    15 If any man's work shall be
burned, he shall suffer loss: but he
himself shall be saved; yet so as by
fire.

    16 Know ye not that ye are the
temple of God, and that the Spirit of
God dwelleth in you?

    17 If any man defile the temple of
God, him shall God destroy; for the
temple of God is holy, which temple
ye are.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 402:12


    (Indestructible life of man)
    Man is indestructible and eternal. Sometime it will be learned that mortal mind constructs the mortal body with this mind's own mortal materials. In Science, no breakage nor dislocation can really occur. You say that accidents, injuries, and disease kill man, but this is not true. The life of man is Mind. The material body manifests only what mortal mind believes, whether it be a broken bone, disease, or sin.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 425:23

    (The lungs reformed)
    Consciousness constructs a better body when faith in matter has been conquered. Correct material belief by spiritual understanding, and Spirit will form you anew. You will never fear again except to offend God, and you will never believe that heart or any portion of the body can destroy you.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 201:7


    (Practical preaching)
    We cannot build safely on false foundations. Truth makes a new creature, in whom old things pass away and "all things are become new." Passions, selfishness, false appetites, hatred, fear, all sensuality, yield to spirituality, and the superabundance of being is on the side of God, good.


Section 6


Habakkuk 2:4,6,9

    4 Behold, his soul which is lifted
up is not upright in him: but the just
shall live by his faith.

    6 Shall not all these take up a
parable against him, and a taunting
proverb against him, and say, Woe to
him that increaseth that which is not
his! how long? and to him that ladeth
himself with thick clay!

    9 #Woe to him that coveteth an evil
covetousness to his house, that he
may set his nest on high, that he may
be delivered from the power of evil!

***
Mark 3:24,25

    24 And if a kingdom be divided
against itself, that kingdom cannot
stand.

    25 And if a house be divided
against itself, that house cannot
stand.

***
John 8:58

    58 Jesus said unto them, Verily,
verily, I say unto you, Before
Abraham was, I am.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 551:12


    (The ascent of species)
    Evolution describes the gradations of human belief, but it does not acknowledge the method of divine Mind, nor see that material methods are impossible in divine Science and that all Science is of God, not of man.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 244:13-28


    (Man never less than man)
    Man undergoing birth, maturity, and decay is like the beasts and vegetables, - subject to laws of decay. If man were dust in his earliest stage of existence, we might admit the hypothesis that he returns eventually to his primitive condition; but man was never more nor less than man.
    If man flickers out in death or springs from matter into being, there must be an instant when God is without His entire manifestation, - when there is no full reflection of the infinite Mind.
    (Man not evolved)
    Man in Science is neither young nor old. He has neither birth nor death. He is not a beast, a vegetable, nor a migratory mind. He does not pass from matter to Mind, from the mortal to the immortal, from evil to good, or from good to evil. Such admissions cast us headlong into darkness and dogma.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 277:13


    (Like evolving like)
    Natural history presents vegetables and animals as preserving their original species, - like reproducing like. A mineral is not produced by a vegetable nor the man by the brute. In reproduction, the order of genus and species is preserved throughout the entire round of nature. This points to the spiritual truth and Science of being. Error relies upon a reversal of this order, asserts that Spirit produces matter and matter produces all the ills of flesh, and therefore that good is the origin of evil. These suppositions contradict even the order of material so-called science.

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.


Section 7


Isaiah 42:9

    9 Behold, the former things are
come to pass, and new things do I
declare: before they spring forth I
tell you of them.
Isaiah 65:17,18

    17 #For, behold, I create new
heavens and a new earth: and the
former shall not be remembered, nor
come into mind.

    18 But be ye glad and rejoice for
ever in that which I create: for,
behold, I create Jerusalem a
rejoicing, and her people a joy.
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.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 135:9


    (Lawful wonders) Spiritual evolution alone is worthy of the exercise of divine power.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 531:10(begin The)


    (Higher hope) The human mind will sometime rise above all material and physical sense, exchanging it for spiritual perception, and exchanging human concepts for the divine consciousness. Then man will recognize his God-given dominion and being.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 556:3

    (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. Then will the new heaven and new earth appear, for the former things will have passed away.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 557:18

    (The curse removed)
    Divine Science rolls back the clouds of error with the light of Truth, and lifts the curtain on man as never born and as never dying, but as coexistent with his creator.

Subheadings in this lesson

25 1 - Right interpretation
25 1 - All force mental
25 1 - Rejected theories
25 1 - Jurisdiction of Mind
25 2 - Rejected theories
25 2 - Divine origination
25 2 - Sinlessness of Mind, Soul
25 2 - Elementary electricity
25 3 - Limitless Mind
25 3 - Matter is not substance
25 3 - No new creation
25 3 - Love imparts beauty
25 4 - Source of all life and action
25 4 - Antagonistic sources
25 4 - Will-power an animal propensity
25 4 - Patient waiting
25 5 - Indestructible life of man
25 5 - The lungs reformed
25 5 - Practical preaching
25 6 - The ascent of species
25 6 - Man never less than man
25 6 - Man not evolved
25 6 - Like evolving like
25 6 - Mental tillage
25 7 - Lawful wonders
25 7 - Higher hope
25 7 - Genera classified
25 7 - The curse removed


December 29,1901

Subject: 26

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE.

3ooo



-- Golden Text --

Daniel 2:20,21

    20 Daniel answered and said,
Blessed be the name of God for ever
and ever: for wisdom and might are
his:

    21 And he changeth the times and
the seasons: he removeth kings, and
setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom
unto the wise, and knowledge to them
that know understanding:


Responsive Reading


Psalm 72:1-3,6-8,10,11,16-19

    1 Give the king thy judgments, O
God, and thy righteousness unto the
king's son.

    2 He shall judge thy people with
righteousness, and thy poor with
judgment.

    3 The mountains shall bring peace
to the people, and the little hills,
by righteousness.

    6 He shall come down like rain upon
the mown grass: as showers that water
the earth.

    7 In his days shall the righteous
flourish; and abundance of peace so
long as the moon endureth.

    8 He shall have dominion also from
sea to sea, and from the river unto
the ends of the earth.

    10 The kings of Tarshish and of the
isles shall bring presents: the kings
of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts.

    11 Yea, all kings shall fall down
before him: all nations shall serve
him.

    16 There shall be an handful of
corn in the earth upon the top of the
mountains; the fruit thereof shall
shake like Lebanon: and they of the
city shall flourish like grass of the
earth.

    17 His name shall endure for ever:
his name shall be continued as long as
the sun: and men shall be blessed in
him: all nations shall call him
blessed.

    18 Blessed be the Lord God, the God
of Israel, who only doeth wondrous
things.

    19 And blessed be his glorious name
for ever: and let the whole earth be
filled with his glory; Amen, and
Amen.


Section 1


Job 28:7,8,12,13,20,23,28

    7 There is a path which no fowl
knoweth, and which the vulture's eye
hath not seen:

    8 The lion's whelps have not
trodden it, nor the fierce lion
passed by it.

    12 But where shall wisdom be found?
and where is the place of
understanding?

    13 Man knoweth not the price
thereof; neither is it found in the
land of the living.

    20 Whence then cometh wisdom? and
where is the place of understanding?

    23 God understandeth the way
thereof, and he knoweth the place
thereof.

    28 And unto man he said, Behold,
the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom;
and to depart from evil is
understanding.

***
Isaiah 35:8,10

    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.

    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.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 123:16


    (Seeming and being)
    The term CHRISTIAN SCIENCE was introduced by the author to designate the scientific system of divine healing.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 127:9-16,23-24

    (Scientific terms)
    The terms Divine Science, Spiritual Science, Christ Science or Christian Science, or Science alone, she employs interchangeably, according to the requirements of the context. These synonymous terms stand for everything relating to God, the infinite, supreme, eternal Mind. It may be said, however, that the term Christian Science relates especially to Science as applied to humanity.
    (No physical science)
    There is no physical science, inasmuch as all truth proceeds from the divine Mind.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 128:4-6

    (Practical Science)
    The term Science, properly understood, refers only to the laws of God and to His government of the universe, inclusive of man.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 232:32-1


    (Profession and proof)
    There is neither place nor opportunity in Science for error of any sort.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 490:12

(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


    (Theories helpless)
    The Science of Mind needs to be understood. Until it is understood, mortals are more or less deprived of Truth. Human theories are helpless to make man harmonious or immortal, since he is so already, according to Christian Science. Our only need is to know this and reduce to practice the real man's divine Principle, Love.


Section 2


Psalm 146:5,6

    5 Happy is he that hath the God of
Jacob for his help, whose hope is in
the Lord his God:

    6 Which made heaven, and earth, the
sea, and all that therein is: which
keepeth truth for ever:

***
Isaiah 45:22

    22 Look unto me, and be ye saved,
all the ends of the earth: for I am
God, and there is none else.
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.

***
Romans 11:33,36

    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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 275:6


    (Spirit the starting-point)
    The starting-point of divine Science is that God, Spirit, is All-in-all, and that there is no other might nor Mind, - that God is Love, and therefore He is divine Principle.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 288:20

    (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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 293:28

    (The counterfeit forces)
    Christian Science brings to light Truth and its supremacy, universal harmony, the entireness of God, good, and the nothingness of evil.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 470:32

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


    (Indestructible relationship)
    The relations of God and man, divine Principle and idea, are indestructible in Science; and Science knows no lapse from nor return to harmony, but holds the divine order or spiritual law, in which God and all that He creates are perfect and eternal, to have remained unchanged in its eternal history.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 404:26-28


    (Sin or fear the root of sickness)
    Healing the sick and reforming the sinner are one and the same thing in Christian Science. Both cures require the same method and are inseparable in Truth.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 568:30


    (Paean of jubilee)
    Self-abnegation, by which we lay down all for Truth, or Christ, in our warfare against error, is a rule in Christian Science. This rule clearly interprets God as divine Principle, - as Life, represented by the Father; as Truth, represented by the Son; as Love, represented by the Mother. Every mortal at some period, here or hereafter, must grapple with and overcome the mortal belief in a power opposed to God.


Section 3


Job 8:3

    3 Doth God pervert judgment? or
doth the Almighty pervert justice?

***
Psalm 89:14

    14 Justice and judgment are the
habitation of thy throne: mercy and
truth shall go before thy face.

***
Proverbs 2:1,2,5

    1 My son, if thou wilt receive my
words, and hide my commandments with
thee;

    2 So that thou incline thine ear
unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to
understanding;

    5 Then shalt thou understand the
fear of the Lord, and find the
knowledge of God.

***
Isaiah 1:18-20

    18 Come now, and let us reason
together, saith the Lord: though your
sins be as scarlet, they shall be as
white as snow; though they be red
like crimson, they shall be as wool.

    19 If ye be willing and obedient,
ye shall eat the good of the land:

    20 But if ye refuse and rebel, ye
shall be devoured with the sword: for
the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 128:29


    (Mathematics and scientific logic) The addition of two sums in mathematics must always bring the same result. So is it with logic. If both the major and the minor propositions of a syllogism are correct, the conclusion, if properly drawn, cannot be false. So in Christian Science there are no discords nor contradictions, because its logic is as harmonious as the reasoning of an accurately stated syllogism or of a properly computed sum in arithmetic. Truth is ever truthful, and can tolerate no error in premise or conclusion.

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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 494:19

(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


    (Reason and Science)
    Reason, rightly directed, serves to correct the errors of corporeal sense; but sin, sickness, and death will seem real (even as the experiences of the sleeping dream seem real) until the Science of man's eternal harmony breaks their illusion with the unbroken reality of scientific being.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 371:22


    (Mind imparts purity, health, and beauty) No impossible thing do I ask when urging the claims of Christian Science; but because this teaching is in advance of the age, we should not deny our need of its spiritual unfoldment. Mankind will improve through Science and Christianity. The necessity for uplifting the race is father to the fact that Mind can do it; for Mind can impart purity instead of impurity, strength instead of weakness, and health instead of disease. Truth is an alterative in the entire system, and can make it "every whit whole."


Section 4


Mark 12:28-31

    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.

    31 And the second is like, namely
this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour
as thyself. There is none other
commandment greater than these.

***
Romans 13:10

    10 Love worketh no ill to his
neighbour: therefore love is the
fulfilling of the law.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 266:18(begin Universal)


    (Uses of adversity) Universal Love is the divine way in Christian Science.

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.

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.

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."

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 572:12-17


    (Fulfilment of the Law)
    Love fulfils the law of Christian Science, and nothing short of this divine Principle, understood and demonstrated, can ever furnish the vision of the Apocalypse, open the seven seals of error with Truth, or uncover the myriad illusions of sin, sickness, and death.


Section 5


Romans 12:9,10,12,14,21

    9 Let love be without
dissimulation. Abhor that which is
evil; cleave to that which is good.

    10 Be kindly affectioned one to
another with brotherly love; in
honour preferring one another;

    12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in
tribulation; continuing instant in
prayer;

    14 Bless them which persecute you:
bless, and curse not.

    21 Be not overcome of evil, but
overcome evil with good.

***
Matthew 7:12

    12 Therefore all things whatsoever
ye would that men should do to you, do
ye even so to them: for this is the
law and the prophets.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 448:28-2


    (Adherence to righteousness)
    It is Christian Science to do right, and nothing short of right-doing has any claim to the name. To talk the right and live the wrong is foolish deceit, doing one's self the most harm. Fettered by sin yourself, it is difficult to free another from the fetters of disease. With your own wrists manacled, it is hard to break another's chains.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 446:15-27

    (Exclusion of malpractice)
    Good must dominate in the thoughts of the healer, or his demonstration is protracted, dangerous, and impossible in Science.
    A wrong motive involves defeat. In the Science of Mind-healing, it is imperative to be honest, for victory rests on the side of immutable right. To understand God strengthens hope, enthrones faith in Truth, and verifies Jesus' word: "Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world."
    (Iniquity overcome)
    Resisting evil, you overcome it and prove its nothingness. Not human platitudes, but divine beatitudes, reflect the spiritual light and might which heal the sick.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 272:3-9,19-25


    (Spirituality of Scripture)
    The spiritual sense of truth must be gained before Truth can be understood. This sense is assimilated only as we are honest, unselfish, loving, and meek. In the soil of an "honest and good heart" the seed must be sown; else it beareth not much fruit, for the swinish element in human nature uproots it. Jesus said: "Ye do err, not knowing the Scriptures."
    (Unspiritual contrasts)
    It is the spiritualization of thought and Christianization of daily life, in contrast with the results of the ghastly farce of material existence; it is chastity and purity, in contrast with the downward tendencies and earthward gravitation of sensualism and impurity, which really attest the divine origin and operation of Christian Science.

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


    (Christian warfare)
    Christians must take up arms against error at home and abroad. They must grapple with sin in themselves and in others, and continue this warfare until they have finished their course. If they keep the faith, they will have the crown of rejoicing.


Section 6


Philipians 2:12

    12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye
have always obeyed, not as in my
presence only, but now much more in
my absence, work out your own
salvation with fear and trembling.
Philipians 1:6

    6 Being confident of this very
thing, that he which hath begun a
good work in you will perform it
until the day of Jesus Christ:

***
II Peter 1:2-8

    2 Grace and peace be multiplied
unto you through the knowledge of
God, and of Jesus our Lord,

    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.

    5 And beside this, giving all
diligence, add to your faith virtue;
and to virtue knowledge;

    6 And to knowledge temperance; and
to temperance patience; and to
patience godliness;

    7 And to godliness brotherly
kindness; and to brotherly kindness
charity.

    8 For if these things be in you,
and abound, they make you that ye
shall neither be barren nor
unfruitful in the knowledge of our
Lord Jesus Christ.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 495:25-31

(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?


    (Rudiments of growth)
    Question. - How can I progress most rapidly in the understanding of Christian Science?
    Answer. - Study thoroughly the letter and imbibe the spirit. Adhere to the divine Principle of Christian Science and follow the behests of God, abiding steadfastly in wisdom, Truth, and Love.

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."

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 323:28


    (Childlike receptivity)
    The effects of Christian Science are not so much seen as felt. It is the "still, small voice" of Truth uttering itself. We are either turning away from this utterance, or we are listening to it and going up higher. Willingness to become as a little child and to leave the old for the new, renders thought receptive of the advanced idea. Gladness to leave the false landmarks and joy to see them disappear, - this disposition helps to precipitate the ultimate harmony. The purification of sense and self is a proof of progress. "Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God."

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 449:11


    (Right adjusts the balance)
    Man's moral mercury, rising or falling, registers his healing ability and fitness to teach. You should practise well what you know, and you will then advance in proportion to your honesty and fidelity, - qualities which insure success in this Science; but it requires a higher understanding to teach this subject properly and correctly than it does to heal the most difficult case.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 462:13

    (Divided loyalty) Whoever would demonstrate the healing of Christian Science must abide strictly by its rules, heed every statement, and advance from the rudiments laid down. There is nothing difficult nor toilsome in this task, when the way is pointed out; but self-denial, sincerity, Christianity, and persistence alone win the prize, as they usually do in every department of life.

Subheadings in this lesson

26 1 - Seeming and being
26 1 - Scientific terms
26 1 - No physical science
26 1 - Practical Science
26 1 - Profession and proof
26 1 - Theories helpless
26 2 - Spirit the starting-point
26 2 - The chief stones in the temple
26 2 - The counterfeit forces
26 2 - Indestructible relationship
26 2 - Sin or fear the root of sickness
26 2 - Paean of jubilee
26 3 - Mathematics and scientific logic
26 3 - Divided vestments
26 3 - Reason and Science
26 3 - Mind imparts purity, health, and beauty
26 4 - Uses of adversity
26 4 - Principle and practice
26 4 - Love the incentive
26 4 - Spirit transforms
26 4 - Fulfilment of the Law
26 5 - Adherence to righteousness
26 5 - Exclusion of malpractice
26 5 - Iniquity overcome
26 5 - Spirituality of Scripture
26 5 - Unspiritual contrasts
26 5 - Christian warfare
26 6 - Rudiments of growth
26 6 - Condition of progress
26 6 - Childlike receptivity
26 6 - Right adjusts the balance
26 6 - Divided loyalty

List of all subheadings



01 1 - Divine sense of Deity
01 1 - -1- The deific supremacy
01 1 - The divine reflection
01 1 - No divine corporeality
01 1 - Spiritual offspring
01 2 - -5- Allness of Spirit
01 2 - -6- The universal cause
01 2 - -7- Divine trinity
01 2 - Perfection of creation
01 2 - Spirit the starting-point
01 3 - God's thoughts are spiritual realities
01 3 - Spiritual firmament
01 3 - Emotional utterances
01 3 - Deity unchangeable
01 3 - The true sonship
01 4 - The sole governor
01 4 - Divine allness
01 4 - Inexhaustible divine Love
01 4 - Denials of divine power
01 5 - Asking amiss
01 5 - Remission of penalty
01 5 - Prayerful ingratitude
01 5 - Mercy without partiality
01 5 - Divine severity
01 5 - Pardon and amendment
01 6 - Immortal achieval
01 6 - Anthropomorphism
01 6 - Geology a failure
01 6 - Mind's idea faultless
01 6 - Love impartial and universal
02 1 - Judaism antipathetic
02 1 - Churchly neglect
02 1 - Efficacy of truth
02 1 - Spiritual foreshadowings
02 2 - Spiritual idea revealed
02 2 - John's misgivings
02 2 - Faith according to works
02 2 - Spirit transforms
02 2 - Spiritual baptism
02 2 - The one only way
02 3 - Jesus' sad repast
02 3 - Heavenly supplies
02 3 - Final purpose
02 3 - Suffering inevitable
02 4 - Sacred sacrament
02 4 - Spiritual refreshment
02 4 - Incisive questions
02 4 - Millennial glory
02 5 - The last breakfast
02 5 - Spiritual Eucharist
02 5 - Healing primary
03 1 - Thought-transference
03 1 - Life independent of matter
03 1 - Superior law of Soul
03 1 - God-given dominion
03 1 - Ultimate harmony
03 1 - Indestructible life of man
03 2 - Found wanting
03 2 - Halfway success
03 2 - Jewish traditions
03 2 - Divinity not childless
03 2 - Abiding in Life
03 2 - Indestructible being
03 3 - Spiritualized consciousness
03 3 - Personal confidence
03 3 - Immortal memory
03 3 - Example for our salvation
03 4 - Understanding imparted
03 4 - Original reflected
03 4 - The chalice sacrificial
03 4 - Both words and works
03 4 - Truth a present help
03 4 - Spiritualized consciousness
03 5 - Scientific finalities
03 5 - Man's genuine being
03 5 - Good indefinable
03 5 - Christ's demonstration
03 5 - Bearing our sins
03 6 - Faith higher than belief
03 6 - Principle and practice
03 6 - Spirit transforms
03 6 - Mind one and all
03 6 - Wait for reward
04 1 - Divine allness
04 1 - Vain ecstasies
04 1 - Divine synonyms
04 1 - Science and Christianity
04 1 - God invisible to the senses
04 1 - The true worship
04 2 - Christ the ideal Truth
04 2 - The unity of Science and Christianity
04 2 - Ancient spiritualism
04 2 - Doubting disciples
04 2 - A divine response
04 2 - Sonship of Jesus
04 3 - Mental emancipation
04 3 - House of bondage
04 3 - Native freedom
04 3 - God-given dominion
04 4 - Truth destroys falsity
04 4 - Real and counterfeit
04 4 - The real and the unreal
04 4 - Leaven of Truth
04 5 - Sickness as discord
04 5 - Christian Science as old as God
04 5 - Disease foreseen
04 5 - Treatment of disease
04 6 - Death but an illusion
04 6 - Immaculate conception
04 6 - Physiology unscientific
04 6 - Benefits of metaphysics
04 6 - Day of judgment
04 6 - Primitive error
05 1 - God's standard
05 1 - Scriptures misinterpreted
05 1 - Vain ecstasies
05 1 - Man inseparable from Love
05 2 - The sole governor
05 2 - Assistance in brotherhood
05 2 - Universal brotherhood
05 3 - - Marriage -
05 3 - Marriage temporal
05 3 - Mutual freedom
05 3 - Permanent obligation
05 3 - Progressive development
05 4 - Healing early lost
05 4 - Example for our salvation
05 4 - Love the incentive
05 4 - Continuity of interest
05 4 - Source of calmness
05 5 - Heaven's sentinel
05 5 - Cruel contumely
05 5 - Final purpose
05 5 - Suffering inevitable
05 6 - Jesus in the tomb
05 6 - Obstacles overcome
05 6 - Inspiration of sacrifice
06 1 - Omnipotence set forth
06 1 - -17- Infinite Spirit
06 1 - Derivatives of spirit
06 2 - Spiritual origin
06 2 - Definition of man
06 2 - Inverted images
06 3 - Promise perpetual
06 3 - Spiritualized consciousness
06 3 - Injustice to the Saviour
06 4 - Seraphic symbols
06 4 - Spiritual translation
06 4 - Results of faith in Truth
06 4 - Divine authority
06 5 - Doctrines and faith
06 5 - -9- The Son of God
06 5 - Spiritual ideas apprehended
06 5 - Egotistic darkness
06 5 - Searching the heart
06 6 - Treasure in heaven
06 6 - Condition of progress
06 6 - Certainty of results
06 6 - Full fruitage yet to come
06 7 - Assistance in brotherhood
06 7 - Perfection of creation
06 7 - Infinity measureless
06 7 - The kingdom within
06 7 - Scientific translations
07 1 - Real and unreal identity
07 1 - -19- Soul and Spirit one
07 1 - Mankind redeemed
07 2 - Life never structural
07 2 - Thought seen as substance
07 2 - The central intelligence
07 2 - Soul impeccable
07 3 - Sense and pure Soul
07 3 - Rebukes helpful
07 3 - -25- Man reflects the perfect God
07 3 - -26- Purity the path to perfection
07 4 - Two chief commands
07 4 - The sun and Soul
07 4 - Jesus' disregard of matter
07 4 - Volition far-reaching
07 4 - All faculties from Mind
07 5 - Spiritual concord
07 5 - Ascendency of good
07 5 - Science versus sense
07 5 - Old and new man
07 5 - Vapor and nothingness
08 1 - No material creation
08 1 - Limitless Mind
08 1 - Matter is not substance
08 1 - Some lessons from nature
08 1 - Infinity's reflection
08 2 - Allness of Truth
08 2 - Mortality vanquished
08 2 - Harmony from Spirit
08 2 - A closed question
08 3 - Faith according to works
08 3 - Basis of miracles
08 3 - Fear and sickness identical
08 4 - Mental and physical oneness
08 4 - Mortal mind controlled
08 4 - Servants and masters
08 4 - Mortal mind's disappearance
08 5 - This volume indispensable
08 5 - Divine authority
08 5 - Absent patients
08 5 - Divine energy
08 5 - Certainty of results
08 5 - Ontology defined
08 6 - Opposing testimony
08 6 - Within the veil
08 6 - Spiritual baptism
08 6 - The one only way
09 1 - Salvation is through reform
09 1 - God the Principle of all
09 1 - Pardon and amendment
09 1 - Perfection requisite
09 1 - The leaves of healing
09 2 - Salvation is through reform
09 2 - Christ the ideal Truth
09 2 - Healing primary
09 2 - Condition of progress
09 3 - Health from reliance on spirituality
09 3 - Prayer for the sick
09 3 - Results of faith in Truth
09 4 - Self-reliance and confidence
09 4 - Christian warfare
09 4 - Universal panacea
09 4 - Christian warfare
09 4 - Scientific consistency
09 5 - Profession and proof
09 5 - Perfection gained slowly
09 5 - Native freedom
09 5 - Standard of liberty
09 5 - Practical preaching
09 5 - The uses of truth
09 5 - Scientific translations
09 6 - - Tenets -
09 6 - Arena of contest
09 6 - Injustice to the Saviour
10 1 - Degrees of development
10 1 - Identity not lost
10 1 - Cure of insanity
10 1 - Infinity's reflection
10 1 - Individual permanency
10 2 - -8- Father-Mother
10 2 - Spiritual origin
10 2 - Spiritual offspring
10 2 - Immortal birthright
10 2 - Man inseperable from Spirit
10 3 - -29- Adam not ideal man
10 3 - Sonship of Jesus
10 3 - Spiritual government
10 4 - Identity not lost
10 4 - Old and new man
10 4 - Material man as a dream
10 4 - Spiritual existence the one fact
10 4 - Dwelling in dreamland
10 5 - Man unfallen
10 5 - No real disease
10 5 - Eternal man recognized
10 5 - Testimony of sense
10 5 - Testimony of Soul
10 6 - Christian standard
10 6 - Life not contingent on matter
10 6 - Mortality mythical
10 6 - Sickness as only thought
10 6 - Narrow pathway
10 6 - Beatific presence
11 1 - Spiritual synonyms
11 1 - Cure of insanity
11 1 - Substance spiritual
11 2 - No physical affinity
11 2 - Man's entity
11 2 - Practical success
11 2 - Terms adopted by the author
11 3 - Error unveiled
11 3 - Matter is not substance
11 3 - One cause supreme
11 3 - Christian pleading
11 4 - Soul impeccable
11 4 - Spiritual translation
11 4 - Divine nature appearing
11 4 - Soaring aspirations
11 5 - Spirit transforms
11 5 - Reflected likeness
11 5 - Formation from thought
11 5 - False claims annihilated
11 6 - The divine reflection
11 6 - Inverted images and ideas
12 1 - Contrasted testimony
12 1 - Knowledge of good and evil
12 1 - Material error
12 1 - Bruising sin's head
12 1 - The serpent of error
12 2 - Homer and Moses
12 2 - Marvels and reformations
12 2 - Faith according to works
12 2 - The serpent harmless
12 2 - Matter versus Spirit
12 3 - Perpetual motion
12 3 - Optical illustration of Science
12 3 - Sinlessness of Mind, Soul
12 3 - The true worship
12 4 - Thought seen as substance
12 4 - Human power a blind force
12 4 - Opposite symbols
12 4 - A higher discovery
12 4 - Ignorance of our rights
12 4 - Cramping systems
12 5 - Logic and revelation
12 5 - Elementary electricity
12 5 - One government
12 5 - Animal magnetism destroyed
12 5 - False claims annihilated
12 6 - No material creation
12 6 - Mind one and all
12 6 - Growth is from Mind
12 6 - The miracles of Jesus
12 7 - True theory of the universe
12 7 - Scriptural perception
12 7 - Spiritual offspring
12 7 - Dangerous resemblances
12 7 - Vials of wrath and consolation
12 7 - Mortal nothingness
13 1 - Divine synonyms
13 1 - Ontology defined
13 1 - Mortals unlike immortals
13 1 - Spiritual tangibility
13 2 - The real and the unreal
13 2 - Excuses for ignorance
13 2 - Christian Science discovered
13 2 - Mission of Christian Science
13 2 - The Christ-mission
13 2 - Sublime summary
13 3 - Scientific evidence
13 3 - The struggle and victory
13 3 - Belief and understanding
13 4 - Unrealities that seem real
13 4 - One primal cause
13 4 - Universal brotherhood
13 4 - Indestructible relationship
13 4 - Basis of miracles
13 5 - Infinity's reflection
13 5 - The divine reflection
13 5 - Definition of man
13 5 - Eternal beauty
13 5 - The divine loveliness
13 5 - True life eternal
13 5 - Man unfallen
14 1 - Seeming and being
14 1 - The things of God are beautiful
14 1 - Christian warfare
14 1 - Mist, or false claim
14 2 - Inverted images
14 2 - God and His image
14 2 - Corporeal ignorance
14 3 - Mixed testimony
14 3 - Teachers' functions
14 3 - Useful knowledge
14 4 - Shame the effect of sin
14 4 - Benefits of metaphysics
14 4 - Higher standard for mortals
14 4 - Harm done by physicians
14 4 - Be not afraid
14 4 - Love casteth out fear
14 5 - Music, rhythm of head and heart
14 5 - Abiding in Life
14 6 - Love frees from fear
14 6 - Slavery abolished
14 6 - Liberty's crusade
14 6 - Cramping systems
14 6 - Results of faith in Truth
14 6 - Brain not intelligent
14 6 - Veritable success
14 6 - Real versus unreal
15 1 - No union of opposites
15 1 - Sickness from mortal mind
15 1 - Corporeal penalties
15 1 - Hypothetical reversal
15 1 - Disease powerless
15 2 - Sin destroyed through suffering
15 2 - -20- The one divine Mind
15 2 - Vapor and nothingness
15 2 - Spiritual thoughts
15 3 - Divine fulfilment
15 3 - Birth and death unreal
15 3 - Prophetic ignorance
15 4 - Proof from miracles
15 4 - Death but an illusion
15 4 - Spiritual offspring
15 4 - Sickness from mortal mind
15 5 - Steadfast and calm trust
15 5 - Superiority to sickness and sin
15 5 - Belief and understanding
15 6 - Touchstone of Science
15 6 - Angelic offices
15 6 - Vision opening
16 1 - Divine oneness
16 1 - Purpose of crucifixion
16 1 - Effective triumph
16 2 - Human reconciliation
16 3 - Efficacious repentance
16 3 - Moral victory
16 3 - Effective triumph
16 4 - Justice and substitution
16 4 - Final purpose
16 4 - Sorrow and reformation
16 5 - Justice and substitution
16 5 - Righteous rebellion
16 5 - Vicarious suffering
16 5 - Martyrs inevitable
16 5 - Material pleasures
16 5 - Suffering inevitable
16 6 - Rebukes helpful
16 6 - Healing primary
16 6 - Healing early lost
16 6 - Complete emulation
17 1 - The human counterfeit
17 1 - Mortal birth and death
17 1 - Human frailty
17 1 - The beguiling first lie
17 1 - Antagonistic sources
17 2 - Progress demanded
17 2 - Cleansing the mind
17 2 - Embryonic sinful thoughts
17 2 - Sin or fear the root of sickness
17 2 - Mental conspirators
17 3 - Sin to be overcome
17 3 - Sickness as discord
17 3 - Disease a dream
17 3 - Death and the body
17 3 - Mortal mind's disappearance
17 4 - A belief suicidal
17 4 - Sense-dreams
17 4 - Death no advantage
17 4 - Future purification
17 4 - Sin is punished
17 5 - Death outdone
17 5 - Corporeality and Spirit
17 5 - Spiritual ascension
17 5 - Immortal man
17 5 - Opposition of materialists
17 6 - Salvation and probation
18 1 - ARK
18 1 - Present salvation
18 1 - Reason and Science
18 2 - Sorrow and reformation
18 2 - Mind over matter
18 2 - Spiritual awakening
18 2 - Immortal achieval
18 2 - Revelation of Science
18 2 - Key to the kingdom
18 2 - Spiritual foreshadowings
18 3 - Retribution and remorse
18 3 - Day of judgment
18 3 - Corporeal penalties
18 3 - Right never punishable
18 4 - Truth destroys falsity
18 4 - Belief and understanding
18 4 - Destruction of all evil
18 4 - Material mortality
18 4 - Real versus unreal
18 4 - - Tenets -
18 5 - Conversion of Saul
18 5 - Error destroyed, not pardoned
18 5 - Truth's great results
18 5 - Jesus' sinless career
18 5 - Scientific purgation
18 6 - Injustice to the Saviour
18 6 - Promise perpetual
18 6 - The conflict with purity
19 1 - Adam and the senses
19 1 - Sedatives valueless
19 1 - The so-called physical ego
19 1 - Identity not lost
19 1 - When man is man
19 2 - Matter versus Spirit
19 2 - The man of anatomy and of theology
19 2 - Physiology deficient
19 3 - The effect of names
19 3 - Power of habit
19 3 - Useful knowledge
19 3 - Thought-forms
19 3 - The serpent's whisper
19 3 - Harmonious functions
19 3 - Cleansing the mind
19 4 - Wickedness is not man
19 4 - Spiritual and material
19 4 - Our conscious development
19 4 - Mendacity of error
19 5 - The great question
19 5 - Health and the senses
19 5 - Truth an alterative
19 6 - Mythical pleasure
19 6 - Spirit and flesh
19 6 - Liberty's crusade
19 6 - Mortal nothingness
20 1 - Mortals are not immortals
20 1 - Imperishable identity
20 1 - Mind the only cause
20 1 - The fall of error
20 1 - True attainment
20 1 - The doom of sin
20 1 - Immortal birthright
20 2 - Truth is not inverted
20 2 - Unscientific theories
20 2 - Mental strength
20 2 - Eradicate error from thought
20 3 - Ignorant idolatry
20 3 - The sole governor
20 3 - How healing was lost
20 3 - Man not structural
20 3 - Judgment on error
20 4 - God-given dominion
20 4 - Theories helpless
20 4 - True nature and origin
20 4 - Material pleasures
20 4 - Impotence of hate
20 4 - Vision opening
20 5 - Eternal beauty
20 5 - Divine personality
20 5 - Original reflected
20 5 - The divine reflection
20 6 - Universal brotherhood
20 6 - Charity to those opposed
20 6 - Native nothingness of sin
21 1 - -19- Soul and Spirit one
21 1 - Real and unreal identity
21 1 - The central intelligence
21 1 - Soul imperishable
21 2 - Ultimate harmony
21 2 - Spiritualized consciousness
21 2 - Thoughts are things
21 2 - Childlike receptivity
21 2 - Narrow pathway
21 3 - Shame the effect of sin
21 3 - Requisite change of our ideals
21 3 - Thoughts are things
21 3 - Illusions about nerves
21 3 - Life only in Spirit
21 4 - Sickness as only thought
21 4 - Error's power imaginary
21 4 - Ascending the scale
21 5 - -22- The real manhood
21 5 - Fleshly factors unreal
21 5 - Spiritual conception
21 5 - The kingdom within
21 6 - Corporeal changes
21 6 - Birthright of man
21 6 - Charge of the Chief Justice
21 6 - Proper self-government
21 6 - The strength of Spirit
21 6 - No pain in matter
22 1 - Earliest investigations
22 1 - Clairvoyance, magnetism
22 2 - Personal conclusions
22 2 - Mere negation
22 2 - Obligations of teachers
22 2 - Indispensable defence
22 3 - The genus of error
22 3 - Thought-transference
22 3 - Adulteration of Truth
22 4 - Antagonistic theories
22 4 - The evil of mesmerism
22 4 - Animal magnetism error
22 4 - A so-called mind-cure
22 4 - Jesus and hypnotism
22 5 - Hidden agents
22 5 - Important decision
22 5 - Evil let loose
22 5 - mental power
22 5 - Proper self-government
22 6 - Animal magnetism destroyed
22 6 - Not words but deeds
22 6 - Second sight
22 6 - Vials of wrath and consolation
22 6 - Spiritual wedlock
23 1 - -6- The universal cause
23 1 - One primal cause
23 1 - Causation not in matter
23 1 - Pertinent proposal
23 1 - Causation considered
23 2 - Useful knowledge
23 2 - What the senses originate
23 2 - Material knowledge illusive
23 2 - Sedatives valueless
23 2 - Helpful encouragement
23 3 - Divine propagation
23 3 - Spiritual freedom
23 3 - Soaring aspirations
23 3 - Spiritual translation
23 3 - Rarefaction of thought
23 3 - Divine nature appearing
23 3 - Spiritual ideas apprehended
23 4 - Immortal models
23 4 - Mourning causeless
23 4 - Mortal man a mis-creator
23 4 - No new creation
23 4 - Spiritual discovery
23 5 - Mind the only cause
23 5 - Scientific offspring
23 5 - Consecration required
23 5 - Harmonious lifework
23 5 - Causation mental
24 1 - Divine providence
24 1 - God sustains man
24 1 - Spiritual guidance
24 2 - Christian history
24 2 - Belief in many gods
24 2 - Thought-forms
24 2 - The divine completeness
24 3 - Physiology unscientific
24 3 - Injustice to the Saviour
24 4 - Vapor and nothingness
24 4 - Both words and works
24 4 - Divinity ever ready
24 4 - Christian history
24 5 - Followers of Jesus
24 5 - Cancellation of human sin
24 5 - Mercy without partiality
24 5 - A change demanded
24 6 - Counsel for defence
24 6 - Receptive hearts
24 6 - Moral courage
24 7 - Impotence of hate
24 7 - True estimate of God's messenger
24 7 - The city of our God
24 7 - - Psalm XXIII -
25 1 - Right interpretation
25 1 - All force mental
25 1 - Rejected theories
25 1 - Jurisdiction of Mind
25 2 - Rejected theories
25 2 - Divine origination
25 2 - Sinlessness of Mind, Soul
25 2 - Elementary electricity
25 3 - Limitless Mind
25 3 - Matter is not substance
25 3 - No new creation
25 3 - Love imparts beauty
25 4 - Source of all life and action
25 4 - Antagonistic sources
25 4 - Will-power an animal propensity
25 4 - Patient waiting
25 5 - Indestructible life of man
25 5 - The lungs reformed
25 5 - Practical preaching
25 6 - The ascent of species
25 6 - Man never less than man
25 6 - Man not evolved
25 6 - Like evolving like
25 6 - Mental tillage
25 7 - Lawful wonders
25 7 - Higher hope
25 7 - Genera classified
25 7 - The curse removed
26 1 - Seeming and being
26 1 - Scientific terms
26 1 - No physical science
26 1 - Practical Science
26 1 - Profession and proof
26 1 - Theories helpless
26 2 - Spirit the starting-point
26 2 - The chief stones in the temple
26 2 - The counterfeit forces
26 2 - Indestructible relationship
26 2 - Sin or fear the root of sickness
26 2 - Paean of jubilee
26 3 - Mathematics and scientific logic
26 3 - Divided vestments
26 3 - Reason and Science
26 3 - Mind imparts purity, health, and beauty
26 4 - Uses of adversity
26 4 - Principle and practice
26 4 - Love the incentive
26 4 - Spirit transforms
26 4 - Fulfilment of the Law
26 5 - Adherence to righteousness
26 5 - Exclusion of malpractice
26 5 - Iniquity overcome
26 5 - Spirituality of Scripture
26 5 - Unspiritual contrasts
26 5 - Christian warfare
26 6 - Rudiments of growth
26 6 - Condition of progress
26 6 - Childlike receptivity
26 6 - Right adjusts the balance
26 6 - Divided loyalty

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