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July 6,1902

Subject: 01

GOD.

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-- Golden Text --

Psalm 77:13

    13 Thy way, O God, is in the
sanctuary: who is so great a God as
our God?


Responsive Reading


Psalm 68:19,20,22,24-26,28-32

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

    20 He that is our God is the God of
salvation; and unto God the Lord
belong the issues from death.

    22 The Lord said, I will bring
again from Bashan, I will bring my
people again from the depths of the
sea:

    24 They have seen thy goings, O
God; even the goings of my God, my
King, in the sanctuary.

    25 The singers went before, the
players on instruments followed
after; among them were the damsels
playing with timbrels.

    26 Bless ye God in the
congregations, even the Lord, from
the fountain of Israel.

    28 Thy God hath commanded thy
strength: strengthen, O God, that
which thou hast wrought for us.

    29 Because of thy temple at
Jerusalem shall kings bring presents
unto thee.

    30 Rebuke the company of spearmen,
the multitude of the bulls, with the
calves of the people, till every one
submit himself with pieces of silver:
scatter thou the people that delight
in war.

    31 Princes shall come out of Egypt;
Ethiopia shall soon stretch out her
hands unto God.

    32 Sing unto God, ye kingdoms of
the earth; O sing praises unto the
Lord;


Section 1


Job 11:7

    7 Canst thou by searching find out
God? canst thou find out the Almighty
unto perfection?
Job 34:29

    29 When he giveth quietness, who
then can make trouble? and when he
hideth his face, who then can behold
him? whether it be done against a
nation, or against a man only:

***
Isaiah 44:6,7

    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.

    7 And who, as I, shall call, and
shall declare it, and set it in order
for me, since I appointed the ancient
people? and the things that are
coming, and shall come, let them shew
unto them.

***
Revelation 1:8

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

581:3 Chapter 17: Glossary
(ALMIGHTY)

    ALMIGHTY. All-power; infinity; omnipotence.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 249:13


    (Renewed selfhood)
    Either there is no omnipotence, or omnipotence is the only power. God is the infinite, and infinity never began, will never end, and includes nothing unlike God. Whence then is soulless matter?

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 275:25


    (The divine completeness)
    Our material human theories are destitute of Science. The true understanding of God is spiritual. It robs the grave of victory. It destroys the false evidence that misleads thought and points to other gods, or other so-called powers, such as matter, disease, sin, and death, superior or contrary to the one Spirit.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 357:26


    (One supremacy)
    Can Deity be almighty, if another mighty and self-creative cause exists and sways mankind? Has the Father "Life in Himself," as the Scriptures say, and, if so, can Life, or God, dwell in evil and create it? Can matter drive Life, Spirit, hence, and so defeat omnipotence?

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 358:6

    (Matter impotent)
    If two statements directly contradict each other and one is true, the other must be false. Is Science thus contradictory?

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 203:3


    (Sure reward of righteousness)
    In the Science of Christianity, Mind - omnipotence - has all-power, assigns sure rewards to righteousness, and shows that matter can neither heal nor make sick, create nor destroy.


Section 2


Job 28:12

    12 But where shall wisdom be found?
and where is the place of
understanding?

***
Daniel 2:20-22

    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:

    22 He revealeth the deep and secret
things: he knoweth what is in the
darkness, and the light dwelleth with
him.

***
Romans 8:27

    27 And he that searcheth the hearts
knoweth what is the mind of the
Spirit, because he maketh
intercession for the saints according
to the will of God.

***
I John 3:19,20

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

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

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 469:7-11

(09) Question: What is intelligence?
ADAM = Red sandstone.
Topic: Christ Jesus


    Question. - What is intelligence?
    Answer. - Intelligence is omniscience, omnipresence, and omnipotence. It is the primal and eternal quality of infinite Mind, of the triune Principle, - Life, Truth, and Love, - named God.

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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 492:25

(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


    (Scientific ultimatum)
    God is Mind, and God is infinite; hence all is Mind. On this statement rests the Science of being, and the Principle of this Science is divine, demonstrating harmony and immortality.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 513:17


    (Continuity of thoughts)
    Spirit diversifies, classifies, and individualizes all thoughts, which are as eternal as the Mind conceiving them; but the intelligence, existence, and continuity of all individuality remain in God, who is the divinely creative Principle thereof.

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.


Section 3


Psalm 139:1,2,7-10

    1 O Lord, thou hast searched me,
and known me.

    2 Thou knowest my downsitting and
mine uprising, thou understandest my
thought afar off.

    7 Whither shall I go from thy
spirit? or whither shall I flee from
thy presence?

    8 If I ascend up into heaven, thou
art there: if I make my bed in hell,
behold, thou art there.

    9 If I take the wings of the
morning, and dwell in the uttermost
parts of the sea;

    10 Even there shall thy hand lead
me, and thy right hand shall hold me.

***
Job 22:12,13

    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?

***
Matthew 8:5-8,13

    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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 473:7-12

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


    (Christ the ideal Truth)
    The God-principle is omnipresent and omnipotent. God is everywhere, and nothing apart from Him is present or has power. Christ is the ideal Truth, that comes to heal sickness and sin through Christian Science, and attributes all power to God.

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.

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

  (- MORTAL MIND - Mythology)


    (-6- The universal cause)
    VI. God is individual, incorporeal. He is divine Principle, Love, the universal cause, the only creator, and there is no other self-existence. He is all-inclusive, and is reflected by all that is real and eternal and by nothing else. He fills all space, and it is impossible to conceive of such omnipresence and individuality except as infinite Spirit or Mind. Hence all is Spirit and spiritual.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 471:18

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


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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 520:3-9


    (Love and man coexistent)
    Unfathomable Mind is expressed. The depth, breadth, height, might, majesty, and glory of infinite Love fill all space. That is enough! Human language can repeat only an infinitesimal part of what exists. The absolute ideal, man, is no more seen nor comprehended by mortals, than is his infinite Principle, Love.


Section 4


Psalm 30:9

    9 What profit is there in my blood,
when I go down to the pit? Shall the
dust praise thee? shall it declare
thy truth?
Psalm 19:1

    1 The heavens declare the glory of
God; and the firmament sheweth his
handywork.

***
Isaiah 45:19

    19 I have not spoken in secret, in
a dark place of the earth: I said not
unto the seed of Jacob, Seek ye me in
vain: I the Lord speak righteousness,
I declare things that are right.

***
Acts 17:22,23

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

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

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 466:28

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


    (Mankind redeemed)
    Science will declare God aright, and Christianity will demonstrate this declaration and its divine Principle, making mankind better physically, morally, and spiritually.

596:3,7 Chapter 17: Glossary
(UNKNOWN)

    Paganism and agnosticism may define Deity as "the great unknowable;" but Christian Science brings God much nearer to man, and makes Him better known as the All-in-all, forever near.
    Paul saw in Athens an altar dedicated "to the unknown God." Referring to it, he said to the Athenians: "Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, Him declare I unto you." (Acts xvii. 23.)

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 428:15


    (Intelligent consecration)
    We should consecrate existence, not "to the unknown God" whom we "ignorantly worship," but to the eternal builder, the everlasting Father, to the Life which mortal sense cannot impair nor mortal belief destroy. We must realize the ability of mental might to offset human misconceptions and to replace them with the life which is spiritual, not material.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 242:30


    (Divided vestments)
    The finger-posts of divine Science show the way our Master trod, and require of Christians the proof which he gave, instead of mere profession. We may hide spiritual ignorance from the world, but we can never succeed in the Science and demonstration of spiritual good through ignorance or hypocrisy.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 243:27

    (Annihilation of error)
    Truth, Life, and Love are a law of annihilation to everything unlike themselves, because they declare nothing except God.


Section 5


Exodus 24:9-11

    9 #Then went up Moses, and Aaron,
Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the
elders of Israel:

    10 And they saw the God of Israel:
and there was under his feet as it
were a paved work of a sapphire
stone, and as it were the body of
heaven in his clearness.

    11 And upon the nobles of the
children of Israel he laid not his
hand: also they saw God, and did eat
and drink.

***
Matthew 5:8

    8 Blessed are the pure in heart:
for they shall see God.

***
Isaiah 29:18,24

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

    24 They also that erred in spirit
shall come to understanding, and they
that murmured shall learn doctrine.

***
II John 1:9

    9 Whosoever transgresseth, and
abideth not in the doctrine of
Christ, hath not God. He that abideth
in the doctrine of Christ, he hath
both the Father and the Son.

***
John 14:9

    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?

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 241:24


    (Spirit transforms)
    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.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 350:16


    (Both words and works)
    The Master often refused to explain his words, because it was difficult in a material age to apprehend spiritual Truth. He said: "This people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them."

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


    (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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 510:2


    (Spiritual ideas apprehended) 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.


Section 6


Job 21:15

    15 What is the Almighty, that we
should serve him? and what profit
should we have, if we pray unto him?

***
James 1:5-7

    5 If any of you lack wisdom, let
him ask of God, that giveth to all
men liberally, and upbraideth not;
and it shall be given him.

    6 But let him ask in faith, nothing
wavering. For he that wavereth is
like a wave of the sea driven with
the wind and tossed.

    7 For let not that man think that
he shall receive any thing of the
Lord.
James 5:16

    16 Confess your faults one to
another, and pray one for another,
that ye may be healed. The effectual
fervent prayer of a righteous man
availeth much.

***
Matthew 21:22

    22 And all things, whatsoever ye
shall ask in prayer, believing, ye
shall receive.

***
John 11:40,43,44

    40 Jesus saith unto her, Said I not
unto thee, that, if thou wouldest
believe, thou shouldest see the glory
of God?

    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.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 12:1


    (Prayer for the sick)
    "The prayer of faith shall save the sick," says the Scripture. What is this healing prayer? A mere request that God will heal the sick has no power to gain more of the divine presence than is always at hand. The beneficial effect of such prayer for the sick is on the human mind, making it act more powerfully on the body through a blind faith in God. This, however, is one belief casting out another, - a belief in the unknown casting out a belief in sickness. It is neither Science nor Truth which acts through blind belief, nor is it the human understanding of the divine healing Principle as manifested in Jesus, whose humble prayers were deep and conscientious protests of Truth, - of man's likeness to God and of man's unity with Truth and Love.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 42:19-23


    (Death outdone) The belief that man has existence or mind separate from God is a dying error. This error Jesus met with divine Science and proved its nothingness. Because of the wondrous glory which God bestowed on His anointed, temptation, sin, sickness, and death had no terror for Jesus.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 206:10


    (Will-power unrighteous)
    Will-power is capable of all evil. It can never heal the sick, for it is the prayer of the unrighteous; while the exercise of the sentiments - hope, faith, love - is the prayer of the righteous. This prayer, governed by Science instead of the senses, heals the sick.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 218:17

    (Sickness akin to sin)
    Why pray for the recovery of the sick, if you are without faith in God's willingness and ability to heal them? If you do believe in God, why do you substitute drugs for the Almighty's power, and employ means which lead only into material ways of obtaining help, instead of turning in time of need to God, divine Love, who is an ever-present help?

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


    (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.


Section 7


Luke 20:37,38

    37 Now that the dead are raised,
even Moses shewed at the bush, when
he calleth the Lord the God of
Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and
the God of Jacob.

    38 For he is not a God of the dead,
but of the living: for all live unto
him.

***
Romans 6:11

    11 Likewise reckon ye also
yourselves to be dead indeed unto
sin, but alive unto God through Jesus
Christ our Lord.

***
John 3:16

    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.

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


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 315:11


    (The true sonship)
    The opposite and false views of the people hid from their sense Christ's sonship with God. They could not discern his spiritual existence. Their carnal minds were at enmity with it. Their thoughts were filled with mortal error, instead of with God's spiritual idea as presented by Christ Jesus. 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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 316:3

    (Jesus as mediator)
    The real man being linked by Science to his Maker, mortals need only turn from sin and lose sight of mortal selfhood to find Christ, the real man and his relation to God, and to recognize the divine sonship. Christ, Truth, was demonstrated through Jesus to prove the power of Spirit over the flesh, - to show that Truth is made manifest by its effects upon the human mind and body, healing sickness and destroying sin.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 90:24


    (Scientific finalities)
    The admission to one's self that man is God's own likeness sets man free to master the infinite idea. This conviction shuts the door on death, and opens it wide towards immortality. The understanding and recognition of Spirit must finally come, and we may as well improve our time in solving the mysteries of being through an apprehension of divine Principle. At present we know not what man is, but we certainly shall know this when man reflects God.

Subheadings in this lesson

01 1 - Renewed selfhood
01 1 - The divine completeness
01 1 - One supremacy
01 1 - Matter impotent
01 1 - Sure reward of righteousness
01 2 - Rejected theories
01 2 - Scientific ultimatum
01 2 - Continuity of thoughts
01 2 - Deity unchangeable
01 3 - Christ the ideal Truth
01 3 - Absent patients
01 3 - -6- The universal cause
01 3 - Celestial evidence
01 3 - Love and man coexistent
01 4 - Mankind redeemed
01 4 - Intelligent consecration
01 4 - Divided vestments
01 4 - Annihilation of error
01 5 - Spirit transforms
01 5 - Both words and works
01 5 - Man's genuine being
01 5 - Spiritual ideas apprehended
01 6 - Prayer for the sick
01 6 - Death outdone
01 6 - Will-power unrighteous
01 6 - Sickness akin to sin
01 6 - Christian Science discovered
01 7 - Life eternal and present
01 7 - The true sonship
01 7 - Jesus as mediator
01 7 - Scientific finalities


December 14,1902

Subject: 02

SACRAMENT.

oo1o



-- Golden Text --

I Corinthians 5:8

    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.


Responsive Reading


II Chronicles 30:1-5,13,15-21

    1 And Hezekiah sent to all Israel
and Judah, and wrote letters also to
Ephraim and Manasseh, that they
should come to the house of the Lord
at Jerusalem, to keep the passover
unto the Lord God of Israel.

    2 For the king had taken counsel,
and his princes, and all the
congregation in Jerusalem, to keep
the passover in the second month.

    3 For they could not keep it at
that time, because the priests had
not sanctified themselves
sufficiently, neither had the people
gathered themselves together to
Jerusalem.

    4 And the thing pleased the king
and all the congregation.

    5 So they established a decree to
make proclamation throughout all
Israel, from Beersheba even to Dan,
that they should come to keep the
passover unto the Lord God of Israel
at Jerusalem: for they had not done
it of a long time in such sort as it
was written.

    13 #And there assembled at
Jerusalem much people to keep the
feast of unleavened bread in the
second month, a very great
congregation.

    15 Then they killed the passover on
the fourteenth day of the second
month: and the priests and the
Levites were ashamed, and sanctified
themselves, and brought in the burnt
offerings into the house of the Lord.


    16 And they stood in their place
after their manner, according to the
law of Moses the man of God: the
priests sprinkled the blood, which
they received of the hand of the
Levites.

    17 For there were many in the
congregation that were not
sanctified: therefore the Levites had
the charge of the killing of the
passovers for every one that was not
clean, to sanctify them unto the
Lord.

    18 For a multitude of the people,
even many of Ephraim, and Manasseh,
Issachar, and Zebulun, had not
cleansed themselves, yet did they eat
the passover otherwise than it was
written. But Hezekiah prayed for
them, saying, The good Lord pardon
every one

    19 That prepareth his heart to seek
God, the Lord God of his fathers,
though he be not cleansed according
to the purification of the sanctuary.


    20 And the Lord hearkened to
Hezekiah, and healed the people.

    21 And the children of Israel that
were present at Jerusalem kept the
feast of unleavened bread seven days
with great gladness: and the Levites
and the priests praised the Lord day
by day, singing with loud instruments
unto the Lord.


Section 1


Deuteronomy 16:1-3,5,6

    1 Observe the month of Abib, and
keep the passover unto the Lord thy
God: for in the month of Abib the
Lord thy God brought thee forth out
of Egypt by night.

    2 Thou shalt therefore sacrifice
the passover unto the Lord thy God,
of the flock and the herd, in the
place which the Lord shall choose to
place his name there.

    3 Thou shalt eat no leavened bread
with it; seven days shalt thou eat
unleavened bread therewith, even the
bread of affliction; for thou camest
forth out of the land of Egypt in
haste: that thou mayest remember the
day when thou camest forth out of the
land of Egypt all the days of thy
life.

    5 Thou mayest not sacrifice the
passover within any of thy gates,
which the Lord thy God giveth thee:

    6 But at the place which the Lord
thy God shall choose to place his
name in, there thou shalt sacrifice
the passover at even, at the going
down of the sun, at the season that
thou camest forth out of Egypt.
Deuteronomy 12:5,13,14

    5 But unto the place which the Lord
your God shall choose out of all your
tribes to put his name there, even
unto his habitation shall ye seek,
and thither thou shalt come:

    13 Take heed to thyself that thou
offer not thy burnt offerings in
every place that thou seest:

    14 But in the place which the Lord
shall choose in one of thy tribes,
there thou shalt offer thy burnt
offerings, and there thou shalt do
all that I command thee.

***
II Chronicles 30:5

    5 So they established a decree to
make proclamation throughout all
Israel, from Beersheba even to Dan,
that they should come to keep the
passover unto the Lord God of Israel
at Jerusalem: for they had not done
it of a long time in such sort as it
was written.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 351:27-31


    (Fruitless worship)
    The Israelites centred their thoughts on the material in their attempted worship of the spiritual. To them matter was substance, and Spirit was shadow. They thought to worship Spirit from a material standpoint, but this was impossible.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 140:16-24


    (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."
    (Anthropomorphism)
    The Jewish tribal Jehovah was a man-projected God, liable to wrath, repentance, and human changeableness.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 21:25-6


    (Zigzag course)
    Being in sympathy with matter, the worldly man is at the beck and call of error, and will be attracted thitherward. He is like a traveller going westward for a pleasure-trip. The company is alluring and the pleasures exciting. After following the sun for six days, he turns east on the seventh, satisfied if he can only imagine himself drifting in the right direction. By-and-by, ashamed of his zigzag course, he would borrow the passport of some wiser pilgrim, thinking with the aid of this to find and follow the right road.
    (Moral retrogression)
    Vibrating like a pendulum between sin and the hope of forgiveness, - selfishness and sensuality causing constant retrogression, - our moral progress will be slow.


Section 2


I Chronicles 16:29

    29 Give unto the Lord the glory due
unto his name: bring an offering, and
come before him: worship the Lord in
the beauty of holiness.

***
Psalm 86:9

    9 All nations whom thou hast made
shall come and worship before thee, O
Lord; and shall glorify thy name.

***
John 4:9,20-24

    9 Then saith the woman of Samaria
unto him, How is it that thou, being
a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a
woman of Samaria? for the Jews have
no dealings with the Samaritans.

    20 Our fathers worshipped in this
mountain; and ye say, that in
Jerusalem is the place where men
ought to worship.

    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.

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

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 4:9,30


    (Efficacious petitions)
    Outward worship is not of itself sufficient to express loyal and heartfelt gratitude, since he has said: "If ye love me, keep my commandments."
    (Veritable devotion)
    Long prayers, superstition, and creeds clip the strong pinions of love, and clothe religion in human forms. Whatever materializes worship hinders man's spiritual growth and keeps him from demonstrating his power over error.

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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 32:20-21,28

    (Spiritual refreshment)
    The true sense is spiritually lost, if the sacrament is confined to the use of bread and wine.
    (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.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 14:6,25-28


    (Bodily presence) To be "present with the Lord" is to have, not mere emotional ecstasy or faith, but the actual demonstration and understanding of Life as revealed in Christian Science. To be "with the Lord" is to be in obedience to the law of God, to be absolutely governed by divine Love, - by Spirit, not by matter.
    (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.


Section 3


John 16:33

    33 These things I have spoken unto
you, that in me ye might have peace.
In the world ye shall have
tribulation: but be of good cheer; I
have overcome the world.
John 17:1,4

    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:

    4 I have glorified thee on the
earth: I have finished the work which
thou gavest me to do.

***
Colossians 2:10-14

    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.

    13 And you, being dead in your sins
and the uncircumcision of your flesh,
hath he quickened together with him,
having forgiven you all trespasses;

    14 Blotting out the handwriting of
ordinances that was against us, which
was contrary to us, and took it out
of the way, nailing it to his cross;

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


    (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.

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

    (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. The motives of his persecutors were pride, envy, cruelty, and vengeance, inflicted on the physical Jesus, but aimed at the divine Principle, Love, which rebuked their sensuality.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 50:5

    (A cry of despair)
    The last supreme moment of mockery, desertion, torture, added to an overwhelming sense of the magnitude of his work, wrung from Jesus' lips the awful cry, "My God, why hast Thou forsaken me?" This despairing appeal, if made to a human parent, would impugn the justice and love of a father who could withhold a clear token of his presence to sustain and bless so faithful a son. The appeal of Jesus was made both to his divine Principle, the God who is Love, and to himself, Love's pure idea. Had Life, Truth, and Love forsaken him in his highest demonstration? This was a startling question. No! They must abide in him and he in them, or that hour would be shorn of its mighty blessing for the human race.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 54:8-13

    (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.


Section 4


Philipians 2:5-8

    5 Let this mind be in you, which
was also in Christ Jesus:

    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:

    8 And being found in fashion as a
man, he humbled himself, and became
obedient unto death, even the death
of the cross.
Philipians 3:7-14

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 15:25-2


    (Trustworthy beneficence)
    Christians rejoice in secret beauty and bounty, hidden from the world, but known to God. Self-forgetfulness, purity, and affection are constant prayers. Practice not profession, understanding not belief, gain the ear and right hand of omnipotence and they assuredly call down infinite blessings. Trustworthiness is the foundation of enlightened faith. Without a fitness for holiness, we cannot receive holiness.
    (Loftiest adoration)
    A great sacrifice of material things must precede this advanced spiritual understanding.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 25:13,26-28


    (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."
    Implicit faith in the Teacher and all the emotional love we can bestow on him, will never alone make us imitators of him.


Section 5


Luke 24:25-27,45-52

    25 Then he said unto them, O fools,
and slow of heart to believe all that
the prophets have spoken:

    26 Ought not Christ to have
suffered these things, and to enter
into his glory?

    27 And beginning at Moses and all
the prophets, he expounded unto them
in all the scriptures the things
concerning himself.

    45 Then opened he their
understanding, that they might
understand the scriptures,

    46 And said unto them, Thus it is
written, and thus it behoved Christ
to suffer, and to rise from the dead
the third day:

    47 And that repentance and
remission of sins should be preached
in his name among all nations,
beginning at Jerusalem.

    48 And ye are witnesses of these
things.

    49 #And, behold, I send the promise
of my Father upon you: but tarry ye
in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be
endued with power from on high.

    50 #And he led them out as far as
to Bethany, and he lifted up his
hands, and blessed them.

    51 And it came to pass, while he
blessed them, he was parted from
them, and carried up into heaven.

    52 And they worshipped him, and
returned to Jerusalem with great joy:

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


    (Fellowship with Christ)
    Through all the disciples experienced, they became more spiritual and understood better what the Master had taught. His resurrection was also their resurrection. It helped them to raise themselves and others from spiritual dulness and blind belief in God into the perception of infinite possibilities. They needed this quickening, for soon their dear Master would rise again in the spiritual realm of reality, and ascend far above their apprehension. As the reward for his faithfulness, he would disappear to material sense in that change which has since been called the ascension.
    (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.

Subheadings in this lesson

02 1 - Fruitless worship
02 1 - The true worship
02 1 - Anthropomorphism
02 1 - Zigzag course
02 1 - Moral retrogression
02 2 - Efficacious petitions
02 2 - Veritable devotion
02 2 - Jesus' sinless career
02 2 - Spiritual refreshment
02 2 - Jesus' sad repast
02 2 - Bodily presence
02 2 - Spiritualized consciousness
02 3 - Rebukes helpful
02 3 - Example for our salvation
02 3 - A cry of despair
02 3 - Inspiration of sacrifice
02 4 - Material pleasures
02 4 - Trustworthy beneficence
02 4 - Loftiest adoration
02 4 - Effective triumph
02 5 - Fellowship with Christ
02 5 - The last breakfast


July 13,1902

Subject: 03

LIFE.

o1oo



-- Golden Text --

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.


Responsive Reading


Acts 10:34-43

    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.

    36 The word which God sent unto the
children of Israel, preaching peace
by Jesus Christ: (he is Lord of all:)


    37 That word, I say, ye know, which
was published throughout all Judaea,
and began from Galilee, after the
baptism which John preached;

    38 How God anointed Jesus of
Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with
power: who went about doing good, and
healing all that were oppressed of
the devil; for God was with him.

    39 And we are witnesses of all
things which he did both in the land
of the Jews, and in Jerusalem; whom
they slew and hanged on a tree:

    40 Him God raised up the third day,
and shewed him openly;

    41 Not to all the people, but unto
witnesses chosen before of God, even
to us, who did eat and drink with him
after he rose from the dead.

    42 And he commanded us to preach
unto the people, and to testify that
it is he which was ordained of God to
be the Judge of quick and dead.

    43 To him give all the prophets
witness, that through his name
whosoever believeth in him shall
receive remission of sins.


Section 1


Job 33:4

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

***
Psalm 139:7,14,16,23,24

    7 Whither shall I go from thy
spirit? or whither shall I flee from
thy presence?

    14 I will praise thee; for I am
fearfully and wonderfully made:
marvellous are thy works; and that my
soul knoweth right well.

    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.

    23 Search me, O God, and know my
heart: try me, and know my thoughts:

    24 And see if there be any wicked
way in me, and lead me in the way
everlasting.

***
Acts 17:24-28

    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;

    26 And hath made of one blood all
nations of men for to dwell on all
the face of the earth, and hath
determined the times before
appointed, and the bounds of their
habitation;

    27 That they should seek the Lord,
if haply they might feel after him,
and find him, though he be not far
from every one of us:

    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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 531:25-29


    (Biological inventions)
    Which institutes Life, - matter or Mind? Does Life begin with Mind or with matter? Is Life sustained by matter or by Spirit? Certainly not by both, since flesh wars against Spirit and the corporeal senses can take no cognizance of Spirit.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 193:32-2


    (Mind cures hip-disease)
    It has been demonstrated to me that Life is God and that the might of omnipotent Spirit shares not its strength with matter or with human will.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 107:15


    (Discontent with life)
    Feeling so perpetually the false consciousness that life inheres in the body, yet remembering that in reality God is our Life, we may well tremble in the prospect of those days in which we must say, "I have no pleasure in them."

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 556:10-16


    (The Christian's privilege)
    Mortal belief infolds the conditions of sin. Mortal belief dies to live again in renewed forms, only to go out at last forever; for life everlasting is not to be gained by dying. Christian Science may absorb the attention of sage and philosopher, but the Christian alone can fathom it. It is made known most fully to him who understands best the divine Life.


Section 2


Psalm 102:24-28

    24 I said, O my God, take me not
away in the midst of my days: thy
years are throughout all generations.


    25 Of old hast thou laid the
foundation of the earth: and the
heavens are the work of thy hands.

    26 They shall perish, but thou
shalt endure: yea, all of them shall
wax old like a garment; as a vesture
shalt thou change them, and they
shall be changed:

    27 But thou art the same, and thy
years shall have no end.

    28 The children of thy servants
shall continue, and their seed shall
be established before thee.

***
John 5:24

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

***
I John 5:11-13

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

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

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

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 468:25-6

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


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

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 429:19-12


    (Continuity of existence)
    If man did not exist before the material organization began, he could not exist after the body is disintegrated. If we live after death and are immortal, we must have lived before birth, for if Life ever had any beginning, it must also have an ending, even according to the calculations of natural science. Do you believe this? No! Do you understand it? No! This is why you doubt the statement and do not demonstrate the facts it involves. We must have faith in all the sayings of our Master, though they are not included in the teachings of the schools, and are not understood generally by our ethical instructors.
    (Life all-inclusive)
    Jesus said (John viii. 51), "If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death." That statement is not confined to spiritual life, but includes all the phenomena of existence. Jesus demonstrated this, healing the dying and raising the dead. Mortal mind must part with error, must put off itself with its deeds, and immortal manhood, the Christ ideal, will appear. Faith should enlarge its borders and strengthen its base by resting upon Spirit instead of matter. When man gives up his belief in death, he will advance more rapidly towards God, Life, and Love. Belief in sickness and death, as certainly as belief in sin, tends to shut out the true sense of Life and health. When will mankind wake to this great fact in Science?


Section 3


Psalm 66:8,9

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

    9 Which holdeth our soul in life,
and suffereth not our feet to be
moved.
Psalm 16:8-11

    8 I have set the Lord always before
me: because he is at my right hand, I
shall not be moved.

    9 Therefore my heart is glad, and
my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also
shall rest in hope.

    10 For thou wilt not leave my soul
in hell; neither wilt thou suffer
thine Holy One to see corruption.

    11 Thou wilt shew me the path of
life: in thy presence is fulness of
joy; at thy right hand there are
pleasures for evermore.
Psalm 46:4

    4 There is a river, the streams
whereof shall make glad the city of
God, the holy place of the
tabernacles of the most High.

***
Revelation 22:1,2

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

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

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 368:20-13


    (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. Because matter has no consciousness or Ego, it cannot act; its conditions are illusions, and these false conditions are the source of all seeming sickness. Admit the existence of matter, and you admit that mortality (and therefore disease) has a foundation in fact. Deny the existence of matter, and you can destroy the belief in material conditions. When fear disappears, the foundation of disease is gone. Once let the mental physician believe in the reality of matter, and he is liable to admit also the reality of all discordant conditions, and this hinders his destroying them. Thus he is unfitted for the successful treatment of disease.
    (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 - 122:24


    (Spiritual sense of life)
    To material sense, the severance of the jugular vein takes away life; but to spiritual sense and in Science, Life goes on unchanged and being is eternal. Temporal life is a false sense of existence.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 461:1-7,11


    (Proof by induction)
    I do not maintain that anyone can exist in the flesh without food and raiment; but I do believe that the real man is immortal and that he lives in Spirit, not matter. Christian Science must be accepted at this period by induction. We admit the whole, because a part is proved and that part illustrates and proves the entire Principle. Only by the illumination of the spiritual sense, can the light of understanding be thrown upon this Science, because Science reverses the evidence before the material senses and furnishes the eternal interpretation of God and man.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 200:9-13


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


Section 4


Proverbs 14:26,27

    26 In the fear of the Lord is
strong confidence: and his children
shall have a place of refuge.

    27 The fear of the Lord is a
fountain of life, to depart from the
snares of death.

***
Isaiah 57:15

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

***
II Timothy 1:7,9,10

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

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

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

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 95:6-10


    (Spiritual insight)
    We approach God, or Life, in proportion to our spirituality, our fidelity to Truth and Love; and in that ratio we know all human need and are able to discern the thought of the sick and the sinning for the purpose of healing them.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 394:28


    (Arguing wrongly)
    We should remember that Life is God, and that God is omnipotent. Not understanding Christian Science, the sick usually have little faith in it till they feel its beneficent influence. This shows that faith is not the healer in such cases. The sick unconsciously argue for suffering, instead of against it. They admit its reality, whereas they should deny it. They should plead in opposition to the testimony of the deceitful senses, and maintain man's immortality and eternal likeness to God.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 409:27

    (Death no benefactor)
    We have no right to say that life depends on matter now, but will not depend on it after death. We cannot spend our days here in ignorance of the Science of Life, and expect to find beyond the grave a reward for this ignorance. Death will not make us harmonious and immortal as a recompense for ignorance. If here we give no heed to Christian Science, which is spiritual and eternal, we shall not be ready for spiritual Life hereafter.

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.


Section 5


Proverbs 21:21

    21 He that followeth after
righteousness and mercy findeth life,
righteousness, and honour.

***
Psalm 34:12-14

    12 What man is he that desireth
life, and loveth many days, that he
may see good?

    13 Keep thy tongue from evil, and
thy lips from speaking guile.

    14 Depart from evil, and do good;
seek peace, and pursue it.

***
John 5:26

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

***
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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 487:3-6

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


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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 515:22-12


    (Elohistic plurality)
    All that God imparts moves in accord with Him, reflecting goodness and power.
    (Reflected likeness)
    Your mirrored reflection is your own image or likeness. If you lift a weight, your reflection does this also. If you speak, the lips of this likeness move in accord with yours. Now compare man before the mirror to his divine Principle, God. Call the mirror divine Science, and call man the reflection. Then note how true, according to Christian Science, is the reflection to its original. As the reflection of yourself appears in the mirror, so you, being spiritual, are the reflection of God. The substance, Life, intelligence, Truth, and Love, which constitute Deity, are reflected by His creation; and when we subordinate the false testimony of the corporeal senses to the facts of Science, we shall see this true likeness and reflection everywhere.
    (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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 249:1-10


    (Perfect models)
    Let us accept Science, relinquish all theories based on sense-testimony, give up imperfect models and illusive ideals; and so let us have one God, one Mind, and that one perfect, producing His own models of excellence.
    (Renewed selfhood)
    Let the "male and female" of God's creating appear. Let us feel the divine energy of Spirit, bringing us into newness of life and recognizing no mortal nor material power as able to destroy. Let us rejoice that we are subject to the divine "powers that be." Such is the true Science of being.

Subheadings in this lesson

03 1 - Biological inventions
03 1 - Mind cures hip-disease
03 1 - Discontent with life
03 1 - The Christian's privilege
03 2 - Eternity of Life
03 2 - Continuity of existence
03 2 - Life all-inclusive
03 3 - Life independent of matter
03 3 - Man's entity
03 3 - Spiritual sense of life
03 3 - Proof by induction
03 3 - A mortal not man
03 4 - Spiritual insight
03 4 - Arguing wrongly
03 4 - Death no benefactor
03 4 - Ultimate harmony
03 5 - Exercise of Mind faculties
03 5 - Elohistic plurality
03 5 - Reflected likeness
03 5 - Love imparts beauty
03 5 - Perfect models
03 5 - Renewed selfhood


July 20,1902

Subject: 04

TRUTH.

1ooo



-- Golden Text --

John 17:17

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


Responsive Reading


Psalm 98

PSALM 98
A Psalm

    1 O sing unto the Lord a new song;
for he hath done marvellous things:
his right hand, and his holy arm,
hath gotten him the victory.

    2 The Lord hath made known his
salvation: his righteousness hath he
openly shewed in the sight of the
heathen.

    3 He hath remembered his mercy and
his truth toward the house of Israel:
all the ends of the earth have seen
the salvation of our God.

    4 Make a joyful noise unto the
Lord, all the earth: make a loud
noise, and rejoice, and sing praise.

    5 Sing unto the Lord with the harp;
with the harp, and the voice of a
psalm.

    6 With trumpets and sound of
cornets make a joyful noise before
the Lord, the King.

    7 Let the sea roar, and the fulness
thereof; the world, and they that
dwell therein.

    8 Let the floods clap their hands:
let the hills be joyful together

    9 Before the Lord; for he cometh to
judge the earth: with righteousness
shall he judge the world, and the
people with equity.


Section 1


John 1:1,4,9

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

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

    9 That was the true Light, which
lighteth every man that cometh into
the world.

***
I John 1:5,6

    5 This then is the message which we
have heard of him, and declare unto
you, that God is light, and in him is
no darkness at all.

    6 If we say that we have fellowship
with him, and walk in darkness, we
lie, and do not the truth:

***
Acts 26:1,9,12-15

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

    9 I verily thought with myself,
that I ought to do many things
contrary to the name of Jesus of
Nazareth.

    12 Whereupon as I went to Damascus
with authority and commission from the
chief priests,

    13 At midday, O king, I saw in the
way a light from heaven, above the
brightness of the sun, shining round
about me and them which journeyed
with me.

    14 And when we were all fallen to
the earth, I heard a voice speaking
unto me, and saying in the Hebrew
tongue, Saul, Saul, why persecutest
thou me? it is hard for thee to kick
against the pricks.

    15 And I said, Who art thou, Lord?
And he said, I am Jesus whom thou
persecutest.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 324:19


    (Paul's enlightenment)
    Paul was not at first a disciple of Jesus but a persecutor of Jesus' followers. When the truth first appeared to him in Science, Paul was made blind, and his blindness was felt; but spiritual light soon enabled him to follow the example and teachings of Jesus, healing the sick and preaching Christianity throughout Asia Minor, Greece, and even in imperial Rome.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 255:1-6


    (Inadequate theories of creation)
    Eternal Truth is changing the universe. As mortals drop off their mental swaddling-clothes, thought expands into expression. "Let there be light," is the perpetual demand of Truth and Love, changing chaos into order and discord into the music of the spheres.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 325:30


    (Consecration required)
    When first spoken in any age, Truth, like the light, "shineth in darkness, and the darkness comprehended it not." A false sense of life, substance, and mind hides the divine possibilities, and conceals scientific demonstration.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 558:1-16


    ( - The Apocalypse -)
    St. John writes, in the tenth chapter of his book of Revelation: -



    (The new Evangel)
    And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire: and he had in his hand a little book open: and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth.



    This angel or message which comes from God, clothed with a cloud, prefigures divine Science. To mortal sense Science seems at first obscure, abstract, and dark; but a bright promise crowns its brow. When understood, it is Truth's prism and praise. When you look it fairly in the face, you can heal by its means, and it has for you a light above the sun, for God "is the light thereof."


Section 2


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.

***
I Corinthians 2:14

    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.

***
John 14:19,21-23

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

    21 He that hath my commandments,
and keepeth them, he it is that
loveth me: and he that loveth me
shall be loved of my Father, and I
will love him, and will manifest
myself to him.

    22 Judas saith unto him, not
Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou
wilt manifest thyself unto us, and
not unto the world?

    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 15:26

    26 But when the Comforter is come,
whom I will send unto you from the
Father, even the Spirit of truth,
which proceedeth from the Father, he
shall testify of me:

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 272:3-9


    (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."

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 286:9-11

    (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."

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 288:29

    (The Christ-element) The Christ-element in the Messiah made him the Way-shower, Truth and 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.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 349:18-21

    (Language inadequate)
    The elucidation of Christian Science lies in its spiritual sense, and this sense must be gained by its disciples in order to grasp the meaning of this Science.


Section 3


Matthew 15:1-6,12-14

    1 Then came to Jesus scribes and
Pharisees, which were of Jerusalem,
saying,

    2 Why do thy disciples transgress
the tradition of the elders? for they
wash not their hands when they eat
bread.

    3 But he answered and said unto
them, Why do ye also transgress the
commandment of God by your tradition?


    4 For God commanded, saying, Honour
thy father and mother: and, He that
curseth father or mother, let him die
the death.

    5 But ye say, Whosoever shall say
to his father or his mother, It is a
gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be
profited by me;

    6 And honour not his father or his
mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye
made the commandment of God of none
effect by your tradition.

    12 Then came his disciples, and
said unto him, Knowest thou that the
Pharisees were offended, after they
heard this saying?

    13 But he answered and said, Every
plant, which my heavenly Father hath
not planted, shall be rooted up.

    14 Let them alone: they be blind
leaders of the blind. And if the
blind lead the blind, both shall fall
into the ditch.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 117:29-31


    (Leaven of Truth)
    Jesus bade his disciples beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees, which he defined as human doctrines.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 134:14

    (Absence of Christ-power)
    Man-made doctrines are waning. They have not waxed strong in times of trouble. Devoid of the Christ-power, how can they illustrate the doctrines of Christ or the miracles of grace? Denial of the possibility of Christian healing robs Christianity of the very element, which gave it divine force and its astonishing and unequalled success in the first century.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 342:2


    (Supported by facts) " The hour has struck when proof and demonstration, instead of opinion and dogma, are summoned to the support of Christianity, "making wise the simple."

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 116:13


    (Aim of Science) Works on metaphysics leave the grand point untouched. They never crown the power of Mind as the Messiah, nor do they carry the day against physical enemies, - even to the extinction of all belief in matter, evil, disease, and death, - nor insist upon the fact that God is all, therefore that matter is nothing beyond an image in mortal mind.

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 67:25-27,30-2


    (Spiritual power)
    The lack of spiritual power in the limited demonstration of popular Christianity does not put to silence the labor of centuries.
    (Basis of true religion)
    Systems of religion and medicine treat of physical pains and pleasures, but Jesus rebuked the suffering from any such cause or effect. The epoch approaches when the understanding of the truth of being will be the basis of true religion.


Section 4


Luke 14:16-20

    16 Then said he unto him, A certain
man made a great supper, and bade
many:

    17 And sent his servant at supper
time to say to them that were bidden,
Come; for all things are now ready.

    18 And they all with one consent
began to make excuse. The first said
unto him, I have bought a piece of
ground, and I must needs go and see
it: I pray thee have me excused.

    19 And another said, I have bought
five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove
them: I pray thee have me excused.

    20 And another said, I have married
a wife, and therefore I cannot come.

***
Matthew 16:24

    24 #Then said Jesus unto his
disciples, If any man will come after
me, let him deny himself, and take up
his cross, and follow me.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 343:21


    (Proof from miracles)
    It would sometimes seem as if truth were rejected because meekness and spirituality are the conditions of its acceptance, while Christendom generally demands so much less.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 129:31


    (Reluctant guests)
    The sinner sees, in the system taught in this book, that the demands of God must be met. The petty intellect is alarmed by constant appeals to Mind. The licentious disposition is discouraged over its slight spiritual prospects. When all men are bidden to the feast, the excuses come. One has a farm, another has merchandise, and therefore they cannot accept.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 39:31


    (Sin and penalty)
    Who will stop the practice of sin so long as he believes in the pleasures of sin? When mortals once admit that evil confers no pleasure, they turn from it. Remove error from thought, and it will not appear in effect. The advanced thinker and devout Christian, perceiving the scope and tendency of Christian healing and its Science, will support them. Another will say: "Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season I will call for thee."

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 355:32-3


    (Weakness of material theories)
    Strangely enough, we ask for material theories in support of spiritual and eternal truths, when the two are so antagonistic that the material thought must become spiritualized before the spiritual fact is attained.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 41:28


    (Immortal achieval)
    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.


Section 5


Zechariah 8:16,17

    16 #These are the things that ye
shall do; speak ye every man the
truth to his neighbour; execute the
judgment of truth and peace in your
gates:

    17 And let none of you imagine evil
in your hearts against his neighbour;
and love no false oath: for all these
are things that I hate, saith the
Lord.

***
Galatians 5:16

    16 This I say then, Walk in the
Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the
lust of the flesh.

***
Philipians 4:8,9

    8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever
things are true, whatsoever things
are honest, whatsoever things are
just, whatsoever things are pure,
whatsoever things are lovely,
whatsoever things are of good report;
if there be any virtue, and if there
be any praise, think on these things.


    9 Those things, which ye have both
learned, and received, and heard, and
seen in me, do: and the God of peace
shall be with you.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 260:19-30


    (Requisite change of our ideals)
    Mortals must change their ideals in order to improve their models. A sick body is evolved from sick thoughts. Sickness, disease, and death proceed from fear. Sensualism evolves bad physical and moral conditions.
    Selfishness and sensualism are educated in mortal mind by the thoughts ever recurring to one's self, by conversation about the body, and by the expectation of perpetual pleasure or pain from it; and this education is at the expense of spiritual growth. If we array thought in mortal vestures, it must lose its immortal nature.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 261:2

    (Thoughts are things) Look away from the body into Truth and Love, the Principle of all happiness, harmony, and immortality. Hold thought steadfastly to the enduring, the good, and the true, and you will bring these into your experience proportionably to their occupancy of your thoughts.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 248:26


    (Perfect models)
    We must form perfect models in thought and look at them continually, or we shall never carve them out in grand and noble lives. Let unselfishness, goodness, mercy, justice, health, holiness, love - the kingdom of heaven - reign within us, and sin, disease, and death will diminish until they finally disappear.


Section 6


Psalm 107:20

    20 He sent his word, and healed
them, and delivered them from their
destructions.

***
Mark 1:23-27

    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.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 174:20


    (Rise of thought)
    Truth is revealed. It needs only to be practised.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 201:1-3


    (Practical preaching)
    The best sermon ever preached is Truth practised and demonstrated by the destruction of sin, sickness, and death.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 367:24


    (The salt of the earth)
    The infinite Truth of the Christ-cure has come to this age through a "still, small voice," through silent utterances and divine anointing which quicken and increase the beneficial effects of Christianity. I long to see the consummation of my hope, namely, the student's higher attainments in this line of light.

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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 395:6


    (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. 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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 55:21-29


    (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.
    In the words of St. John: "He shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever." This Comforter I understand to be Divine Science.

Subheadings in this lesson

04 1 - Paul's enlightenment
04 1 - Inadequate theories of creation
04 1 - Consecration required
04 1 - - The Apocalypse -
04 1 - The new Evangel
04 2 - Spirituality of Scripture
04 2 - Salvation is through reform
04 2 - The Christ-element
04 2 - Both words and works
04 2 - Truth a present help
04 2 - Language inadequate
04 3 - Leaven of Truth
04 3 - Absence of Christ-power
04 3 - Supported by facts
04 3 - Aim of Science
04 3 - Spiritual power
04 3 - Basis of true religion
04 4 - Proof from miracles
04 4 - Reluctant guests
04 4 - Sin and penalty
04 4 - Weakness of material theories
04 4 - Immortal achieval
04 5 - Requisite change of our ideals
04 5 - Thoughts are things
04 5 - Perfect models
04 6 - Rise of thought
04 6 - Practical preaching
04 6 - The salt of the earth
04 6 - Example for our salvation
04 6 - Divine authority
04 6 - Injustice to the Saviour


July 27,1902

Subject: 05

LOVE.

ooo1



-- Golden Text --

I John 3:18

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


Responsive Reading


Ruth 1:8,9,16-18,22

    8 And Naomi said unto her two
daughters in law, Go, return each to
her mother's house: the Lord deal
kindly with you, as ye have dealt
with the dead, and with me.

    9 The Lord grant you that ye may
find rest, each of you in the house
of her husband. Then she kissed them;
and they lifted up their voice, and
wept.

    16 And Ruth said, Intreat me not to
leave thee, or to return from
following after thee: for whither
thou goest, I will go; and where thou
lodgest, I will lodge: thy people
shall be my people, and thy God my
God:

    17 Where thou diest, will I die,
and there will I be buried: the Lord
do so to me, and more also, if ought
but death part thee and me.

    18 When she saw that she was
stedfastly minded to go with her,
then she left speaking unto her.

    22 So Naomi returned, and Ruth the
Moabitess, her daughter in law, with
her, which returned out of the
country of Moab: and they came to
Bethlehem in the beginning of barley
harvest.
Ruth 2:2,3,5,6,8,10-12

    2 And Ruth the Moabitess said unto
Naomi, Let me now go to the field, and
glean ears of corn after him in whose
sight I shall find grace. And she
said unto her, Go, my daughter.

    3 And she went, and came, and
gleaned in the field after the
reapers: and her hap was to light on
a part of the field belonging unto
Boaz, who was of the kindred of
Elimelech.

    5 Then said Boaz unto his servant
that was set over the reapers, Whose
damsel is this?

    6 And the servant that was set over
the reapers answered and said, It is
the Moabitish damsel that came back
with Naomi out of the country of
Moab:

    8 Then said Boaz unto Ruth, Hearest
thou not, my daughter? Go not to
glean in another field, neither go
from hence, but abide here fast by my
maidens:

    10 Then she fell on her face, and
bowed herself to the ground, and said
unto him, Why have I found grace in
thine eyes, that thou shouldest take
knowledge of me, seeing I am a
stranger?

    11 And Boaz answered and said unto
her, It hath fully been shewed me, all
that thou hast done unto thy mother
in law since the death of thine
husband: and how thou hast left thy
father and thy mother, and the land
of thy nativity, and art come unto a
people which thou knewest not
heretofore.

    12 The Lord recompense thy work,
and a full reward be given thee of
the Lord God of Israel, under whose
wings thou art come to trust.


Section 1


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.

***
Psalm 136:1

    1 O give thanks unto the Lord; for
he is good: for his mercy endureth
for ever.
Psalm 145:4,7,9,16,18

    4 One generation shall praise thy
works to another, and shall declare
thy mighty acts.

    7 They shall abundantly utter the
memory of thy great goodness, and
shall sing of thy righteousness.

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


    16 Thou openest thine hand, and
satisfiest the desire of every living
thing.

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

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 140:25-27


    (Anthropomorphism) The Christian Science God is universal, eternal, divine Love, which changeth not and causeth no evil, disease, nor death.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 2:8-11


    (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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 538:11-13


    (Contrasted testimony)
    The sun, giving light and heat to the earth, is a figure of divine Life and Love, enlightening and sustaining the universe.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 280:4-7


    (The things of God are beautiful) 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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 539:8-12


    (Only one standard)
    What can be the standard of good, of Spirit, of Life, or of Truth, if they produce their opposites, such as evil, matter, error, and death? God could never impart an element of evil, and man possesses nothing which he has not derived from God.

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."


Section 2


I John 2:3,5

    3 And hereby we do know that we
know him, if we keep his
commandments.

    5 But whoso keepeth his word, in
him verily is the love of God
perfected: hereby know we that we are
in him.
I John 3:23,24

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

    24 And he that keepeth his
commandments dwelleth in him, and he
in him. And hereby we know that he
abideth in us, by the Spirit which he
hath given us.
I John 5:2,3

    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.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 256:19


    (No divine corporeality)
    Who is it that demands our obedience? He who, in the language of Scripture, "doeth according to His will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth; and none can stay His hand, or say unto Him, What doest Thou?"

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.

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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 242:15(begin In),30

    (The one only way) In patient obedience to a patient God, let us labor to dissolve with the universal solvent of Love the adamant of error, - self-will, self-justification, and self-love, - which wars against spirituality and is the law of sin and death.
    (Divided vestments)
    The finger-posts of divine Science show the way our Master trod, and require of Christians the proof which he gave, instead of mere profession. We may hide spiritual ignorance from the world, but we can never succeed in the Science and demonstration of spiritual good through ignorance or hypocrisy.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 14:9


    (Bodily presence)
    To be "with the Lord" is to be in obedience to the law of God, to be absolutely governed by divine Love, - by Spirit, not by matter.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 340:7(begin Fear)-12

  (- MORTAL MIND - Death)


    (-Platform summation-) Fear God, and keep His commandments: for this is the whole duty of man." In other words: Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: love God and keep His commandments: for this is the whole of man in His image and likeness.


Section 3


Malachi 3:1,3

    1 Behold, I will send my
messenger, and he shall prepare the
way before me: and the Lord, whom ye
seek, shall suddenly come to his
temple, even the messenger of the
covenant, whom ye delight in: behold,
he shall come, saith the Lord of
hosts.

    3 And he shall sit as a refiner and
purifier of silver: and he shall
purify the sons of Levi, and purge
them as gold and silver, that they
may offer unto the Lord an offering
in righteousness.

***
I Peter 1:3-7,22,23

    3 Blessed be the God and Father of
our Lord Jesus Christ, which according
to his abundant mercy hath begotten
us again unto a lively hope by the
resurrection of Jesus Christ from the
dead,

    4 To an inheritance incorruptible,
and undefiled, and that fadeth not
away, reserved in heaven for you,

    5 Who are kept by the power of God
through faith unto salvation ready to
be revealed in the last time.

    6 Wherein ye greatly rejoice,
though now for a season, if need be,
ye are in heaviness through manifold
temptations:

    7 That the trial of your faith,
being much more precious than of gold
that perisheth, though it be tried
with fire, might be found unto praise
and honour and glory at the appearing
of Jesus Christ:

    22 Seeing ye have purified your
souls in obeying the truth through
the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the
brethren, see that ye love one
another with a pure heart fervently:

    23 Being born again, not of
corruptible seed, but of
incorruptible, by the word of God,
which liveth and abideth for ever.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 22:20-27


    (Wait for reward)
    Love is not hasty to deliver us from temptation, for Love means that we shall be tried and purified.
    (Deliverance not vicarious)
    Final deliverance from error, whereby we rejoice in immortality, boundless freedom, and sinless sense, is not reached through paths of flowers nor by pinning one's faith without works to another's vicarious effort.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 35:30-1

    (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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 322:26-9


    (Uses of suffering)
    The sharp experiences of belief in the supposititious life of matter, as well as our disappointments and ceaseless woes, turn us like tired children to the arms of divine Love. Then we begin to learn Life in divine Science. Without this process of weaning, "Canst thou by searching find out God?" It is easier to desire Truth than to rid one's self of error. Mortals may seek the understanding of Christian Science, but they will not be able to glean from Christian Science the facts of being without striving for them. This strife consists in the endeavor to forsake error of every kind and to possess no other consciousness but good.
    (A bright outlook)
    Through the wholesome chastisements of Love, we are helped onward in the march towards righteousness, peace, and purity, which are the landmarks of Science.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 574:27


    (Spiritual wedlock)
    The very circumstance, which your suffering sense deems wrathful and afflictive, Love can make an angel entertained unawares. Then thought gently whispers: "Come hither! Arise from your false consciousness into the true sense of Love, and behold the Lamb's wife, - Love wedded to its own spiritual idea." Then cometh the marriage feast, for this revelation will destroy forever the physical plagues imposed by material sense.


Section 4


Isaiah 53:4,5

    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.

***
Luke 4:14,16-18

    14 #And Jesus returned in the power
of the Spirit into Galilee: and there
went out a fame of him through all
the region round about.

    16 #And he came to Nazareth, where
he had been brought up: and, as his
custom was, he went into the
synagogue on the sabbath day, and
stood up for to read.

    17 And there was delivered unto him
the book of the prophet Esaias. And
when he had opened the book, he found
the place where it was written,

    18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon
me, because he hath anointed me to
preach the gospel to the poor; he
hath sent me to heal the
brokenhearted, to preach deliverance
to the captives, and recovering of
sight to the blind, to set at liberty
them that are bruised,
Luke 9:1,2

    1 Then he called his twelve
disciples together, and gave them
power and authority over all devils,
and to cure diseases.

    2 And he sent them to preach the
kingdom of God, and to heal the sick.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 243:4-9


    (Ancient and modern miracles)
    The divine Love, which made harmless the poisonous viper, which delivered men from the boiling oil, from the fiery furnace, from the jaws of the lion, can heal the sick in every age and triumph over sin and death. It crowned the demonstrations of Jesus with unsurpassed power and love.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 54:13-17


    (Inspiration of 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. This was the highest proof he could have offered of divine Love.

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.

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.


Section 5


Isaiah 63:7,9

    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.

    9 In all their affliction he was
afflicted, and the angel of his
presence saved them: in his love and
in his pity he redeemed them; and he
bare them, and carried them all the
days of old.

***
John 15:8,9,13

    8 Herein is my Father glorified,
that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye
be my disciples.

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

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

***
Matthew 5:43-45,48

    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.

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

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 113:5


    (Principle and practice)
    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


    (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."

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 496:5-14

(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)
    You will learn that in Christian Science the first duty is to obey God, to have one Mind, and to love another as yourself.
    (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.


Section 6


Luke 7:36-45,47

    36 #And one of the Pharisees
desired him that he would eat with
him. And he went into the Pharisee's
house, and sat down to meat.

    37 And, behold, a woman in the
city, which was a sinner, when she
knew that Jesus sat at meat in the
Pharisee's house, brought an
alabaster box of ointment,

    38 And stood at his feet behind him
weeping, and began to wash his feet
with tears, and did wipe them with
the hairs of her head, and kissed his
feet, and anointed them with the
ointment.

    39 Now when the Pharisee which had
bidden him saw it, he spake within
himself, saying, This man, if he were
a prophet, would have known who and
what manner of woman this is that
toucheth him: for she is a sinner.

    40 And Jesus answering said unto
him, Simon, I have somewhat to say
unto thee. And he saith, Master, say
on.

    41 There was a certain creditor
which had two debtors: the one owed
five hundred pence, and the other
fifty.

    42 And when they had nothing to
pay, he frankly forgave them both.
Tell me therefore, which of them will
love him most?

    43 Simon answered and said, I
suppose that he, to whom he forgave
most. And he said unto him, Thou hast
rightly judged.

    44 And he turned to the woman, and
said unto Simon, Seest thou this
woman? I entered into thine house,
thou gavest me no water for my feet:
but she hath washed my feet with
tears, and wiped them with the hairs
of her head.

    45 Thou gavest me no kiss: but this
woman since the time I came in hath
not ceased to kiss my feet.

    47 Wherefore I say unto thee, Her
sins, which are many, are forgiven;
for she loved much: but to whom
little is forgiven, the same loveth
little.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 363:18


    (Parable of the creditor)
    "Which of them will love him most?" was the Master's question to Simon the Pharisee; and Simon replied, "He to whom he forgave most." Jesus approved the answer, and so brought home the lesson to all, following it with that remarkable declaration to the woman, "Thy sins are forgiven."

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 364:8-12,16

    (Penitence or hospitality)
    Which was the higher tribute to such ineffable affection, the hospitality of the Pharisee or the contrition of the Magdalen? This query Jesus answered by rebuking self-righteousness and declaring the absolution of the penitent.
    Here is suggested a solemn question, a question indicated by one of the needs of this age. Do Christian Scientists seek Truth as Simon sought the Saviour, through material conservatism and for personal homage? Jesus told Simon that such seekers as he gave small reward in return for the spiritual purgation which came through the Messiah. If Christian Scientists are like Simon, then it must be said of them also that they love little.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 365:19

    (Speedy healing) If the Scientist has enough Christly affection to win his own pardon, and such commendation as the Magdalen gained from Jesus, then he is Christian enough to practise scientifically and deal with his patients compassionately; ;and the result will correspond with the spiritual intent.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 366:30

    (Genuine healing)
    If we would open their prison doors for the sick, we must first learn to bind up the broken-hearted. If we would heal by the Spirit, we must not hide the talent of spiritual healing under the napkin of its form, nor bury the morale of Christian Science in the grave-clothes of its letter. The tender word and Christian encouragement of an invalid, pitiful patience with his fears and the removal of them, are better than hecatombs of gushing theories, stereotyped borrowed speeches, and the doling of arguments, which are but so many parodies on legitimate Christian Science, aflame with divine Love.

Subheadings in this lesson

05 1 - Anthropomorphism
05 1 - Deity unchangeable
05 1 - Contrasted testimony
05 1 - The things of God are beautiful
05 1 - Only one standard
05 1 - Love impartial and universal
05 2 - No divine corporeality
05 2 - Belief and understanding
05 2 - Spirit transforms
05 2 - The one only way
05 2 - Divided vestments
05 2 - Bodily presence
05 2 - -Platform summation-
05 3 - Wait for reward
05 3 - Deliverance not vicarious
05 3 - Final purpose
05 3 - Uses of suffering
05 3 - A bright outlook
05 3 - Spiritual wedlock
05 4 - Ancient and modern miracles
05 4 - Inspiration of sacrifice
05 4 - The unity of Science and Christianity
05 4 - Salvation is through reform
05 5 - Principle and practice
05 5 - Love the incentive
05 5 - Rudiments of growth
05 5 - Condition of progress
05 6 - Parable of the creditor
05 6 - Penitence or hospitality
05 6 - Speedy healing
05 6 - Genuine healing


August 3,1902

Subject: 06

SPIRIT.

oo1o



-- Golden Text --

Psalm 143:10

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


Responsive Reading


Galatians 5:1,16-26

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

    16 This I say then, Walk in the
Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the
lust of the flesh.

    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.

    18 But if ye be led of the Spirit,
ye are not under the law.

    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.

    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.

    26 Let us not be desirous of vain
glory, provoking one another, envying
one another.


Section 1


John 4:24

    24 God is a Spirit: and they that
worship him must worship him in
spirit and in truth.
John 3:5,6

    5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I
say unto thee, Except a man be born
of water and of the Spirit, he cannot
enter into the kingdom of God.

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

***
Romans 8:9,14-16

    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:

***
I Peter 1:22,23

    22 Seeing ye have purified your
souls in obeying the truth through
the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the
brethren, see that ye love one
another with a pure heart fervently:

    23 Being born again, not of
corruptible seed, but of
incorruptible, by the word of God,
which liveth and abideth for ever.

594:19 Chapter 17: Glossary
(SPIRIT)

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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 250:7


    (Spirit the one Ego)
    Spirit is the Ego which never dreams, but understands all things; which never errs, and is ever conscious; which never believes, but knows; which is never born and never dies. Spiritual man is the likeness of this Ego. Man is not God, but like a ray of light which comes from the sun, man, the outcome of God, reflects God.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 481:2-12

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


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

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.

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

    (Scientific man)
    Jesus taught but one God, one Spirit, who makes man in the image and likeness of Himself, - of Spirit, not of matter. Man reflects infinite Truth, Life, and Love.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 138:14


    (Sublime summary) The supremacy of Spirit was the foundation on which Jesus built. His sublime summary points to the religion of Love.


Section 2


I Corinthians 2:9-14

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

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

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

    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.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 76:32


    (Immaterial pleasure)
    The recognition of Spirit and of infinity comes not suddenly here or hereafter. The pious Polycarp said: "I cannot turn at once from good to evil." Neither do other mortals accomplish the change from error to truth at a single bound.

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

    (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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 284:21-23,28-29


    (Our physical insensibility to Spirit)
    The physical senses can obtain no proof of God. They can neither see Spirit through the eye nor hear it through the ear, nor can they feel, taste, or smell Spirit.
    According to Christian Science, the only real senses of man are spiritual, emanating from divine Mind.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 505:20-28


    (Understanding imparted)
    Spiritual sense is the discernment of spiritual good. 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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 485:14-17

(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.


Section 3


Isaiah 40:26

    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.

***
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.

***
Isaiah 64:8

    8 But now, O Lord, thou art our
father; we are the clay, and thou our
potter; and we all are the work of
thy hand.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 516:9-12


    (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.

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

  (- MORTAL MIND - Idolatry)


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 286:24

    (Spiritual thoughts)
    The temporal and material are not then creations of Spirit. They are but counterfeits of the spiritual and eternal. Transitory thoughts are the antipodes of everlasting Truth, though (by the supposition of opposite qualities) error must also say, "I am true." But by this saying error, the lie, destroys itself.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 518:27


    (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. Nothing is new to Spirit. Nothing can be novel to eternal Mind, the author of all things, who from all eternity knoweth His own ideas. Deity was satisfied with His work. How could He be otherwise, since the spiritual creation was the outgrowth, the emanation, of His infinite self-containment and immortal wisdom?

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 521:12

    (Spiritual narrative)
    The harmony and immortality of man are intact. We should look away from the opposite supposition that man is created materially, and turn our gaze to the spiritual record of creation, to that which should be engraved on the understanding and heart "with the point of a diamond" and the pen of an angel.


Section 4


Psalm 107:1-7

    1 O give thanks unto the Lord, for
he is good: for his mercy endureth
for ever.

    2 Let the redeemed of the Lord say
so, whom he hath redeemed from the
hand of the enemy;

    3 And gathered them out of the
lands, from the east, and from the
west, from the north, and from the
south.

    4 They wandered in the wilderness
in a solitary way; they found no city
to dwell in.

    5 Hungry and thirsty, their soul
fainted in them.

    6 Then they cried unto the Lord in
their trouble, and he delivered them
out of their distresses.

    7 And he led them forth by the
right way, that they might go to a
city of habitation.

***
I Peter 3:12,13

    12 For the eyes of the Lord are
over the righteous, and his ears are
open unto their prayers: but the face
of the Lord is against them that do
evil.

    13 And who is he that will harm
you, if ye be followers of that which
is good?

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 278:1-16


    (Substance versus supposition)
    Is Spirit the source or creator of matter? Science reveals nothing in Spirit out of which to create matter. Divine metaphysics explains away matter. Spirit is the only substance and consciousness recognized by divine Science. The material senses oppose this, but there are no material senses, for matter has no mind. In Spirit there is no matter, even as in Truth there is no error, and in good no evil. It is a false supposition, the notion that there is real substance-matter, the opposite of Spirit. Spirit, God, is infinite, all. Spirit can have no opposite.
    (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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 273:1-18

    (God the Principle of all)
    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. Deductions from material hypotheses are not scientific. They differ from real Science because they are not based on the divine law.
    (Science versus sense)
    Divine Science reverses the false testimony of the material senses, and thus tears away the foundations of error. Hence the enmity between Science and the senses, and the impossibility of attaining perfect understanding till the errors of sense are eliminated.
    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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 239:16-20


    (Standpoint revealed)
    To ascertain our progress, we must learn where our affections are placed and whom we acknowledge and obey as God. If divine Love is becoming nearer, dearer, and more real to us, matter is then submitting to Spirit.


Section 5


Isaiah 59:20,21

    20 #And the Redeemer shall come to
Zion, and unto them that turn from
transgression in Jacob, saith the
Lord.

    21 As for me, this is my covenant
with them, saith the Lord; My spirit
that is upon thee, and my words which
I have put in thy mouth, shall not
depart out of thy mouth, nor out of
the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the
mouth of thy seed's seed, saith the
Lord, from henceforth and for ever.

***
Hebrews 8:10

    10 For this is the covenant that I
will make with the house of Israel
after those days, saith the Lord; I
will put my laws into their mind, and
write them in their hearts: and I
will be to them a God, and they shall
be to me a people:

***
Galatians 6:7,8

    7 Be not deceived; God is not
mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth,
that shall he also reap.

    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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 507:15-18


    (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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 207:27


    (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. The only evidence of this inversion is obtained from suppositional error, which affords no proof of God, Spirit, or of the spiritual creation. Material sense defines all things materially, and has a finite sense of the infinite.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 480:1

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


    (Spiritual reflection) When the substance of Spirit appears in Christian Science, the nothingness of matter is recognized. Where the spirit of God is, and there is no place where God is not, evil becomes nothing, - the opposite of the something of Spirit. If there is no spiritual reflection, then there remains only the darkness of vacuity and not a trace of heavenly tints.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 475:7-13

(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)
    The Scriptures inform us that man is made in the image and likeness of God. Matter is not that likeness. The likeness of Spirit cannot be so unlike Spirit. Man is spiritual and perfect; and because he is spiritual and perfect, he must be so understood in Christian Science.


Section 6


Exodus 23:20,25

    20 #Behold, I send an Angel before
thee, to keep thee in the way, and to
bring thee into the place which I
have prepared.

    25 And ye shall serve the Lord your
God, and he shall bless thy bread,
and thy water; and I will take
sickness away from the midst of thee.

***
Isaiah 44:1-3

    1 Yet now hear, O Jacob my
servant; and Israel, whom I have
chosen:

    2 Thus saith the Lord that made
thee, and formed thee from the womb,
which will help thee; Fear not, O
Jacob, my servant; and thou, Jesurun,
whom I have chosen.

    3 For I will pour water upon him
that is thirsty, and floods upon the
dry ground: I will pour my spirit
upon thy seed, and my blessing upon
thine offspring:

***
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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 206:15


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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 507:3-6


    (Spirit names and blesses)
    Spirit duly feeds and clothes every object, as it appears in the line of spiritual creation, thus tenderly expressing the fatherhood and motherhood of God.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 512:20-25

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

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.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 78:28


    (Spirit intangible)
    Spirit blesses man, but man cannot "tell whence it cometh." By it the sick are healed, the sorrowing are comforted, and the sinning are reformed. These are the effects of one universal God, the invisible good dwelling in eternal Science.

Subheadings in this lesson

06 1 - Spirit the one Ego
06 1 - Vapor and nothingness
06 1 - The fruit forbidden
06 1 - Derivatives of spirit
06 1 - Scientific man
06 1 - Sublime summary
06 2 - Immaterial pleasure
06 2 - Man's genuine being
06 2 - Our physical insensibility to Spirit
06 2 - Understanding imparted
06 2 - Original reflected
06 2 - Scientific translations
06 3 - Love imparts beauty
06 3 - -18- The only substance
06 3 - Spiritual thoughts
06 3 - Perfection of creation
06 3 - Spiritual narrative
06 4 - Substance versus supposition
06 4 - One cause supreme
06 4 - God the Principle of all
06 4 - Science versus sense
06 4 - Standpoint revealed
06 5 - Divine propagation
06 5 - One primal cause
06 5 - Spiritual reflection
06 5 - Fleshly factors unreal
06 6 - Will-power unrighteous
06 6 - Spirit names and blesses
06 6 - Multiplication of pure ideas
06 6 - Assistance in brotherhood
06 6 - Spirit intangible


August 10,1902

Subject: 07

SOUL.

o1oo



-- Golden Text --

Psalm 130:5,6

    5 I wait for the Lord, my soul doth
wait, and in his word do I hope.

    6 My soul waiteth for the Lord more
than they that watch for the morning:
I say, more than they that watch for
the morning.


Responsive Reading


Psalm 43:3-5

    3 O send out thy light and thy
truth: let them lead me; let them
bring me unto thy holy hill, and to
thy tabernacles.

    4 Then will I go unto the altar of
God, unto God my exceeding joy: yea,
upon the harp will I praise thee, O
God my God.

    5 Why art thou cast down, O my
soul? and why art thou disquieted
within me? hope in God: for I shall
yet praise him, who is the health of
my countenance, and my God.
Psalm 62:1,5-12

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

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

    6 He only is my rock and my
salvation: he is my defence; I shall
not be moved.

    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.

    10 Trust not in oppression, and
become not vain in robbery: if riches
increase, set not your heart upon
them.

    11 God hath spoken once; twice have
I heard this; that power belongeth
unto God.

    12 Also unto thee, O Lord,
belongeth mercy: for thou renderest
to every man according to his work.


Section 1


Psalm 34:1-8,22

    1 I will bless the Lord at all
times: his praise shall continually
be in my mouth.

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

    3 O magnify the Lord with me, and
let us exalt his name together.

    4 I sought the Lord, and he heard
me, and delivered me from all my
fears.

    5 They looked unto him, and were
lightened: and their faces were not
ashamed.

    6 This poor man cried, and the Lord
heard him, and saved him out of all
his troubles.

    7 The angel of the Lord encampeth
round about them that fear him, and
delivereth them.

    8 O taste and see that the Lord is
good: blessed is the man that trusteth
in him.

    22 The Lord redeemeth the soul of
his servants: and none of them that
trust in him shall be desolate.

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 - 71:5


    (Real and unreal identity)
    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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 210:11-16


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 273:18


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


Section 2


Luke 1:26,27,30-32,46-50

    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.

    30 And the angel said unto her,
Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found
favour with God.

    31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive
in thy womb, and bring forth a son,
and shalt call his name JESUS.

    32 He shall be great, and shall be
called the Son of the Highest: and the
Lord God shall give unto him the
throne of his father David:

    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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 29:14


    (The Fatherhood of God)
    Those instructed in Christian Science have reached the glorious perception that God is the only author of man. The Virgin-mother conceived this idea of God, and gave to her ideal the name of Jesus - that is, Joshua, or Saviour.

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

    (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.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 267:3-5(to .)


    (The infinitude of God) The offspring of God start not from matter or ephemeral dust. They are in and of Spirit, divine Mind, and so forever continue.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 265:1

    (Godward gravitation)
    Man is the offspring, not of the lowest, but of the highest qualities of Mind. Man understands spiritual existence in proportion as his treasures of Truth and Love are enlarged. Mortals must gravitate Godward, their affections and aims grow spiritual, - they must near the broader interpretations of being, and gain some proper sense of the infinite, - in order that sin and mortality may be put off.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 350:24


    (The divine life-link)
    "The Word was made flesh." Divine Truth must be known by its effects on the body as well as on the mind, before the Science of being can be demonstrated. Hence its embodiment in the incarnate Jesus, - that life-link forming the connection through which the real reaches the unreal, Soul rebukes sense, and Truth destroys error.


Section 3


Psalm 11:1

    1 In the Lord put I my trust: how
say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to
your mountain?

***
Jeremiah 31:11,12

    11 For the Lord hath redeemed
Jacob, and ransomed him from the hand
of him that was stronger than he.

    12 Therefore they shall come and
sing in the height of Zion, and shall
flow together to the goodness of the
Lord, for wheat, and for wine, and
for oil, and for the young of the
flock and of the herd: and their soul
shall be as a watered garden; and
they shall not sorrow any more at
all.

***
Hebrews 10:38,39

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

    39 But we are not of them who draw
back unto perdition; but of them that
believe to the saving of the soul.

***
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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 310:18-25


    (Soul imperishable)
    Soul changeth not. We are commonly taught that there is a human soul which sins and is spiritually lost, - that soul may be lost, and yet be immortal. If Soul could sin, Spirit, Soul, would be flesh instead of Spirit. It is the belief of the flesh and of material sense which sins. If Soul sinned, Soul would die. Sin is the element of self-destruction, and spiritual death is oblivion.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 311:14

    (Soul impeccable)
    Through false estimates of soul as dwelling in sense and of mind as dwelling in matter, belief strays into a sense of temporary loss or absence of soul, spiritual truth. This state of error is the mortal dream of life and substance as existent in matter, and is directly opposite to the immortal reality of being. So long as we believe that soul can sin or that immortal Soul is in mortal body, we can never understand the Science of being. When humanity does understand this Science, it will become the law of Life to man, - even the higher law of Soul, which prevails over material sense through harmony and immortality.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 481:24-12

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


    (Sense and pure Soul)
    If Soul sins, it must be mortal. Sin has the elements of self-destruction. It cannot sustain itself. If sin is supported, God must uphold it, and this is impossible, since Truth cannot support error. 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. When reading the Scriptures, the substitution of the word sense for soul gives the exact meaning in a majority of cases.
    (Soul defined)
    Human thought has adulterated the meaning of the word soul through the hypothesis that soul is both an evil and a good intelligence, resident in matter. The proper use of the word soul can always be gained by substituting the word God, where the deific meaning is required. In other cases, use the word sense, and you will have the scientific signification. As used in Christian Science, Soul is properly the synonym of Spirit, or God; but out of Science, soul is identical with sense, with material sensation.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 468:6

(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)
    Because Soul is immortal, Soul cannot sin, for sin is not the eternal verity of being.


Section 4


Luke 12:16-20

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

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

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

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

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

***
Matthew 11:25,26,28,29

    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.

    28 #Come unto me, all ye that
labour and are heavy laden, and I
will give you rest.

    29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn
of me; for I am meek and lowly in
heart: and ye shall find rest unto
your souls.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 309:24


    (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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 207:15


    (Evident impossibilities)
    Body is not first and Soul last, nor is evil mightier than good. The Science of being repudiates self-evident impossibilities, such as the amalgamation of Truth and error in cause or effect. Science separates the tares and wheat in time of harvest.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 477:22

(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?


    (Reflection of Spirit)
    Soul is the substance, Life, and intelligence of man, which is individualized, but not in matter. Soul can never reflect anything inferior to Spirit.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 485:19

(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) 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." If thought yields its dominion to other powers, it cannot outline on the body its own beautiful images, but it effaces them and delineates foreign agents, called disease and sin.

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.


Section 5


Leviticus 26:3-6,9-12

    3 If ye walk in my statutes, and
keep my commandments, and do them;

    4 Then I will give you rain in due
season, and the land shall yield her
increase, and the trees of the field
shall yield their fruit.

    5 And your threshing shall reach
unto the vintage, and the vintage
shall reach unto the sowing time: and
ye shall eat your bread to the full,
and dwell in your land safely.

    6 And I will give peace in the
land, and ye shall lie down, and none
shall make you afraid: and I will rid
evil beasts out of the land, neither
shall the sword go through your land.


    9 For I will have respect unto you,
and make you fruitful, and multiply
you, and establish my covenant with
you.

    10 And ye shall eat old store, and
bring forth the old because of the
new.

    11 And I will set my tabernacle
among you: and my soul shall not
abhor you.

    12 And I will walk among you, and
will be your God, and ye shall be my
people.

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 60:29


    (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.

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 - 224:4


    (Heralds of Science)
    As the crude footprints of the past disappear from the dissolving paths of the present, we shall better understand the Science which governs these changes, and shall plant our feet on firmer ground. Every sensuous pleasure or pain is self-destroyed through suffering. There should be painless progress, attended by life and peace instead of discord and death.

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 66:11


    (Salutary sorrow)
    Spiritual development germinates not from seed sown in the soil of material hopes, but when these decay, Love propagates anew the higher joys of Spirit, which have no taint of earth. Each successive stage of experience unfolds new views of divine goodness and love.


Section 6


Psalm 66:16,18,19

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

    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.

***
Lamentations 3:24,25

    24 The Lord is my portion, saith my
soul; therefore will I hope in him.

    25 The Lord is good unto them that
wait for him, to the soul that seeketh
him.

***
Luke 11:1-4,9,10

    1 And it came to pass, that, as he
was praying in a certain place, when
he ceased, one of his disciples said
unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as
John also taught his disciples.

    2 And he said unto them, When ye
pray, say, Our Father which art in
heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy
kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in
heaven, so in earth.

    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.


    9 And I say unto you, Ask, and it
shall be given you; seek, and ye
shall find; knock, and it shall be
opened unto you.

    10 For every one that asketh
receiveth; and he that seeketh
findeth; and to him that knocketh it
shall be opened.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 7:17-23


    (Emotional utterances)
    Physical sensation, not Soul, produces material ecstasy and emotion. If spiritual sense always guided men, there would grow out of ecstatic moments a higher experience and a better life with more devout self-abnegation and purity. A self-satisfied ventilation of fervent sentiments never makes a Christian.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 13:20

    (Corporeal ignorance)
    If we pray to God as a corporeal person, this will prevent us from relinquishing the human doubts and fears which attend such a belief, and so we cannot grasp the wonders wrought by infinite, incorporeal Love, to whom all things are possible. 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.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 167:1-6


    (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.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 4:27-30


    (Veritable devotion)
    Audible prayer can never do the works of spiritual understanding, which regenerates; but silent prayer, watchfulness, and devout obedience enable us to follow Jesus' example.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 16:20

    (The prayer of Jesus Christ)
    Only as we rise above all material sensuousness and sin, can we reach the heaven-born aspiration and spiritual consciousness, which is indicated in the Lord's Prayer and which instantaneously heals the sick.

Subheadings in this lesson

07 1 - -19- Soul and Spirit one
07 1 - Real and unreal identity
07 1 - Jesus' disregard of matter
07 1 - Science versus sense
07 2 - The Fatherhood of God
07 2 - Rebukes helpful
07 2 - The infinitude of God
07 2 - Godward gravitation
07 2 - The divine life-link
07 3 - Soul imperishable
07 3 - Soul impeccable
07 3 - Sense and pure Soul
07 3 - Soul defined
07 3 - Sinlessness of Mind, Soul
07 4 - Life never structural
07 4 - Evident impossibilities
07 4 - Reflection of Spirit
07 4 - Scientific translations
07 4 - A belief suicidal
07 5 - Spiritual concord
07 5 - Superior law of Soul
07 5 - Heralds of Science
07 5 - Salutary sorrow
07 6 - Emotional utterances
07 6 - Corporeal ignorance
07 6 - Health from reliance on spirituality
07 6 - Veritable devotion
07 6 - The prayer of Jesus Christ


August 17,1902

Subject: 08

MIND.

1ooo



-- Golden Text --

Romans 8:27

    27 And he that searcheth the hearts
knoweth what is the mind of the
Spirit, because he maketh
intercession for the saints according
to the will of God.


Responsive Reading


Romans 15:4-14

    4 For whatsoever things were
written aforetime were written for
our learning, that we through
patience and comfort of the
scriptures might have hope.

    5 Now the God of patience and
consolation grant you to be
likeminded one toward another
according to Christ Jesus:

    6 That ye may with one mind and one
mouth glorify God, even the Father of
our Lord Jesus Christ.

    7 Wherefore receive ye one another,
as Christ also received us to the
glory of God.

    8 Now I say that Jesus Christ was a
minister of the circumcision for the
truth of God, to confirm the promises
made unto the fathers:

    9 And that the Gentiles might
glorify God for his mercy; as it is
written, For this cause I will
confess to thee among the Gentiles,
and sing unto thy name.

    10 And again he saith, Rejoice, ye
Gentiles, with his people.

    11 And again, Praise the Lord, all
ye Gentiles; and laud him, all ye
people.

    12 And again, Esaias saith, There
shall be a root of Jesse, and he that
shall rise to reign over the
Gentiles; in him shall the Gentiles
trust.

    13 Now the God of hope fill you
with all joy and peace in believing,
that ye may abound in hope, through
the power of the Holy Ghost.

    14 And I myself also am persuaded
of you, my brethren, that ye also are
full of goodness, filled with all
knowledge, able also to admonish one
another.


Section 1


Job 21:22

    22 Shall any teach God knowledge?
seeing he judgeth those that are
high.

***
Psalm 73:11

    11 And they say, How doth God know?
and is there knowledge in the most
High?

***
I Samuel 2:2,3

    2 There is none holy as the Lord:
for there is none beside thee:
neither is there any rock like our
God.

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

***
Romans 11:33,34

    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!

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

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 - 257:27

    (Inexhaustible divine Love) Infinite Mind cannot be limited to a finite form, or Mind would lose its infinite character as inexhaustible Love, eternal Life, omnipotent Truth.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 466:2

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

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
ndicate Mind, never matter, and have one Principle.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 488:23

(21) Question: Do the five corporeal senses constitute man?
ADAM = Life's counterfeit, which ultimates in death.
Topic: Ancient and Modern Necromany, alies Mesmerism, and Hypnotism, Denounced


    (All faculties from Mind)
    Mind alone possesses all faculties, perception, and comprehension. Therefore mental endowments are not at the mercy of organization and decomposition, - otherwise the very worms could unfashion man. If it were possible for the real senses of man to be injured, Soul could reproduce them in all their perfection; but they cannot be disturbed nor destroyed, since they exist in immortal Mind, not in matter.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 512:21-25


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

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


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


Section 2


Deuteronomy 6:4,5

    4 Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God
is one Lord:

    5 And thou shalt love the Lord thy
God with all thine heart, and with all
thy soul, and with all thy might.

***
Zechariah 14:6,7,9

    6 And it shall come to pass in that
day, that the light shall not be
clear, nor dark:

    7 But it shall be one day which
shall be known to the Lord, not day,
nor night: but it shall come to pass,
that at evening time it shall be
light.

    9 And the Lord shall be king over
all the earth: in that day shall
there be one Lord, and his name one.

***
Philipians 1:27

    27 Only let your conversation be as
it becometh the gospel of Christ:
that whether I come and see you, or
else be absent, I may hear of your
affairs, that ye stand fast in one
spirit, with one mind striving
together for the faith of the gospel;

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 114:10


    (Definition of mortal mind)
    In Science, Mind is one, including noumenon and phenomena, God and His thoughts.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 339:25-32

  (- MORTAL MIND - Death)


    (-32- Basis of health and immortality)
    The basis of all health, sinlessness, and immortality is the great fact that God is the only Mind; and this Mind must be not merely believed, but it must be understood. To get rid of sin through Science, is to divest sin of any supposed mind or reality, and never to admit that sin can have intelligence or power, pain or pleasure. You conquer error by denying its verity.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 469:17

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


    (True sense of infinitude)
    There can be but one Mind, because there is but one God; and if mortals claimed no other Mind and accepted no other, sin would be unknown. We can have but one Mind, if that one is infinite. We bury the sense of infinitude, when we admit that, although God is infinite, evil has a place in this infinity, for evil can have no place, where all space is filled with God.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 205:22-31


    (Redemption from selfishness)
    When we realize that there is one Mind, the divine law of loving our neighbor as ourselves is unfolded; whereas a belief in many ruling minds hinders man's normal drift towards the one Mind, one God, and leads human thought into opposite channels where selfishness reigns.
    Selfishness tips the beam of human existence towards the side of error, not towards Truth. Denial of the oneness of Mind throws our weight into the scale, not of Spirit, God, good, but of matter.


Section 3


Psalm 92:5

    5 O Lord, how great are thy works!
and thy thoughts are very deep.
Psalm 139:17,18

    17 How precious also are thy
thoughts unto me, O God! how great is
the sum of them!

    18 If I should count them, they are
more in number than the sand: when I
awake, I am still with thee.

***
Isaiah 14:24

    24 #The Lord of hosts hath sworn,
saying, Surely as I have thought, so
shall it come to pass; and as I have
purposed, so shall it stand:

***
Proverbs 16:3

    3 Commit thy works unto the Lord,
and thy thoughts shall be
established.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 337:24

  (- MORTAL MIND - Death)


    (-27- True idea of man)
    Eternal things (verities) are God's thoughts as they exist in the spiritual realm of the real. Temporal things are the thoughts of mortals and are the unreal, being the opposite of the real or the spiritual and eternal.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 286:21

    (Spiritual thoughts)
    God's thoughts are perfect and eternal, are substance and Life. Material and temporal thoughts are human, involving error, and since God, Spirit, is the only cause, they lack a divine cause. The temporal and material are not then creations of Spirit. They are but counterfeits of the spiritual and eternal. Transitory thoughts are the antipodes of everlasting Truth, though (by the supposition of opposite qualities) error must also say, "I am true." But by this saying error, the lie, destroys itself.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 513:17,26


    (Continuity of thoughts)
    Spirit diversifies, classifies, and individualizes all thoughts, which are as eternal as the Mind conceiving them; but the intelligence, existence, and continuity of all individuality remain in God, who is the divinely creative Principle thereof.
    (God's thoughts are spiritual realities)
    God creates all forms of reality. His thoughts are spiritual realities. So-called mortal mind - being non-existent and consequently not within the range of immortal existence - could not by simulating deific power invert the divine creation, and afterwards recreate persons or things upon its own plane, since nothing exists beyond the range of all-inclusive infinity, in which and of which God is the sole creator. Mind, joyous in strength, dwells in the realm of Mind. Mind's infinite ideas run and disport themselves. In humility they climb the heights of holiness.


Section 4


I Kings 3:7,9

    7 And now, O Lord my God, thou hast
made thy servant king instead of
David my father: and I am but a
little child: I know not how to go
out or come in.

    9 Give therefore thy servant an
understanding heart to judge thy
people, that I may discern between
good and bad: for who is able to
judge this thy so great a people?

***
I Chronicles 28:9

    9 #And thou, Solomon my son, know
thou the God of thy father, and serve
him with a perfect heart and with a
willing mind: for the Lord searcheth
all hearts, and understandeth all the
imaginations of the thoughts: if thou
seek him, he will be found of thee;
but if thou forsake him, he will cast
thee off for ever.

***
II Timothy 2:15

    15 Study to shew thyself approved
unto God, a workman that needeth not
to be ashamed, rightly dividing the
word of truth.

***
Hebrews 4:12

    12 For the word of God is quick,
and powerful, and sharper than any
twoedged sword, piercing even to the
dividing asunder of soul and spirit,
and of the joints and marrow, and is
a discerner of the thoughts and
intents of the heart.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 505:7-8


    (Spiritual firmament)
    Spiritual understanding, by which human conception, material sense, is separated from Truth, is the firmament.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 274:25


    (Impossible partnership)
    The conventional firm, called matter and mind, God never formed. Science and understanding, governed by the unerring and eternal Mind, destroy the imaginary copartnership, matter and mind, formed only to be destroyed in a manner and at a period as yet unknown. This suppositional partnership is already obsolete, for matter, examined in the light of divine metaphysics, disappears.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 555:18-23


    (The origin of divinity)
    Only impotent error would seek to unite Spirit with matter, good with evil, immortality with mortality, and call this sham unity man, as if man were the offspring of both Mind and matter, of both Deity and humanity. Creation rests on a spiritual basis.


Section 5


Romans 7:22,23

    22 For I delight in the law of God
after the inward man:

    23 But I see another law in my
members, warring against the law of
my mind, and bringing me into
captivity to the law of sin which is
in my members.
Romans 8:11-13

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

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

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

***
Galatians 6:7,8

    7 Be not deceived; God is not
mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth,
that shall he also reap.

    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.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 191:28


    (No physical affinity)
    The illusive senses may fancy affinities with their opposites; but in Christian Science, Truth never mingles with error. 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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 204:23-6


    (Unscientific theories)
    False and self-assertive theories have given sinners the notion that they can create what God cannot, - namely, sinful mortals in God's image, thus usurping the name without the nature of the image or reflection of divine Mind; but in Science it can never be said that man has a mind of his own, distinct from God, the all Mind.
    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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 216:30

    (Personal identity)
    Give up your material belief of mind in matter, and have but one Mind, even God; for this Mind forms its own likeness. The loss of man's identity through the understanding which Science confers is impossible; and the notion of such a possibility is more absurd than to conclude that individual musical tones are lost in the origin of harmony.


Section 6


Psalm 76:1,8,9

    1 In Judah is God known: his name
is great in Israel.

    8 Thou didst cause judgment to be
heard from heaven; the earth feared,
and was still,

    9 When God arose to judgment, to
save all the meek of the earth.

***
II Chronicles 30:12,20,27

    12 Also in Judah the hand of God
was to give them one heart to do the
commandment of the king and of the
princes, by the word of the Lord.

    20 And the Lord hearkened to
Hezekiah, and healed the people.

    27 #Then the priests the Levites
arose and blessed the people: and
their voice was heard, and their
prayer came up to his holy dwelling
place, even unto heaven.

***
Matthew 4:16,17,23

    16 The people which sat in darkness
saw great light; and to them which
sat in the region and shadow of death
light is sprung up.

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

    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.

***
Luke 11:20

    20 But if I with the finger of God
cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom
of God is come upon you.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 493:17-20

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


    (Mind destroys all ills)
    Mind must be found superior to all the beliefs of the five corporeal senses, and able to destroy all ills. Sickness is a belief, which must be annihilated by the divine Mind.

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.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 560:10-17


    (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. This goal is never reached while we hate our neighbor or entertain a false estimate of anyone whom God has appointed to voice His Word.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 291:13


    (Salvation and probation)
    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.


Section 7


I Corinthians 1:10

    10 Now I beseech you, brethren, by
the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,
that ye all speak the same thing, and
that there be no divisions among you;
but that ye be perfectly joined
together in the same mind and in the
same judgment.
I Corinthians 12:12,13

    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.

***
Ephesians 2:19-22

    19 Now therefore ye are no more
strangers and foreigners, but
fellowcitizens with the saints, and
of the household of God;

    20 And are built upon the
foundation of the apostles and
prophets, Jesus Christ himself being
the chief corner stone;

    21 In whom all the building fitly
framed together groweth unto an holy
temple in the Lord:

    22 In whom ye also are builded
together for an habitation of God
through the Spirit.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 209:5-14


    (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. The immanent sense of Mind-power enhances the glory of Mind.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 124:20


    (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."

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 295:5-8


    (Mortals unlike immortals)
    God creates and governs the universe, including man. The universe is filled with spiritual ideas, which He evolves, and they are obedient to the Mind that makes them.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 467:9

(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) It should be thoroughly understood that all men have one Mind, one God and Father, one Life, Truth, and Love. Mankind will become perfect in proportion as this fact becomes apparent, war will cease and the true brotherhood of man will be established. Having no other gods, turning to no other but the one perfect Mind to guide him, man is the likeness of God, pure and eternal, having that Mind which was also in Christ.

Subheadings in this lesson

08 1 - Limitless Mind
08 1 - Inexhaustible divine Love
08 1 - All faculties from Mind
08 1 - Multiplication of pure ideas
08 1 - Scientific foreknowing
08 2 - Definition of mortal mind
08 2 - -32- Basis of health and immortality
08 2 - True sense of infinitude
08 2 - Redemption from selfishness
08 3 - -27- True idea of man
08 3 - Spiritual thoughts
08 3 - Continuity of thoughts
08 3 - God's thoughts are spiritual realities
08 4 - Spiritual firmament
08 4 - Impossible partnership
08 4 - The origin of divinity
08 5 - No physical affinity
08 5 - Unscientific theories
08 5 - Personal identity
08 6 - Mind destroys all ills
08 6 - Spiritual foreshadowings
08 6 - True estimate of God's messenger
08 6 - Salvation and probation
08 7 - Allness of Truth
08 7 - All force mental
08 7 - Mortals unlike immortals
08 7 - Two chief commands


August 24,1902

Subject: 09

CHRIST JESUS.

ooo2



-- Golden Text --

Hebrews 4:14

    14 Seeing then that we have a great
high priest, that is passed into the
heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us
hold fast our profession.


Responsive Reading


Hebrews 3:1-14

    1 Wherefore, holy brethren,
partakers of the heavenly calling,
consider the Apostle and High Priest
of our profession, Christ Jesus;

    2 Who was faithful to him that
appointed him, as also Moses was
faithful in all his house.

    3 For this man was counted worthy
of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as
he who hath builded the house hath
more honour than the house.

    4 For every house is builded by
some man; but he that built all
things is God.

    5 And Moses verily was faithful in
all his house, as a servant, for a
testimony of those things which were
to be spoken after;

    6 But Christ as a son over his own
house; whose house are we, if we hold
fast the confidence and the rejoicing
of the hope firm unto the end.

    7 Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost
saith, To day if ye will hear his
voice,

    8 Harden not your hearts, as in the
provocation, in the day of temptation
in the wilderness:

    9 When your fathers tempted me,
proved me, and saw my works forty
years.

    10 Wherefore I was grieved with
that generation, and said, They do
alway err in their heart; and they
have not known my ways.

    11 So I sware in my wrath, They
shall not enter into my rest.)

    12 Take heed, brethren, lest there
be in any of you an evil heart of
unbelief, in departing from the
living God.

    13 But exhort one another daily,
while it is called To day; lest any
of you be hardened through the
deceitfulness of sin.

    14 For we are made partakers of
Christ, if we hold the beginning of
our confidence stedfast unto the end;


Section 1


Psalm 2:7

    7 I will declare the decree: the
Lord hath said unto me, Thou art my
Son; this day have I begotten thee.

***
Hebrews 3:1,2,5,6

    1 Wherefore, holy brethren,
partakers of the heavenly calling,
consider the Apostle and High Priest
of our profession, Christ Jesus;

    2 Who was faithful to him that
appointed him, as also Moses was
faithful in all his house.

    5 And Moses verily was faithful in
all his house, as a servant, for a
testimony of those things which were
to be spoken after;

    6 But Christ as a son over his own
house; whose house are we, if we hold
fast the confidence and the rejoicing
of the hope firm unto the end.

***
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 - 312:31-22


    (The one anointed)
    Jesus' spiritual origin and his demonstration of divine Principle richly endowed him and entitled him to sonship in Science. He was the son of a virgin. The term Christ Jesus, or Jesus the Christ (to give the full and proper translation of the Greek), may be rendered "Jesus the anointed," Jesus the God-crowned or the divinely royal man, as it is said of him in the first chapter of Hebrews: -


Therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee
With the oil of gladness above thy fellows.



    With this agrees another passage in the same chapter, which refers to the Son as "the brightness of His [God's] glory, and the express [expressed] image of His person [infinite Mind]." It is noteworthy that the phrase "express image" in the Common Version is, in the Greek Testament, character. Using this word in its higher meaning, we may assume that the author of this remarkable epistle regarded Christ as the Son of God, the royal reflection of the infinite; and the cause given for the exaltation of Jesus, Mary's son, was that he "loved righteousness and hated iniquity." The passage is made even clearer in the translation of the late George R. Noyes, D.D.: "Who, being a brightness from His glory, and an image of His being."

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 315:3-20

    (Hebrew theology)
    That saying of our Master, "I and my Father are one," separated him from the scholastic theology of the rabbis. His better understanding of God was a rebuke to them. He knew of but one Mind and laid no claim to any other. He knew that the Ego was Mind instead of body and that matter, sin, and evil were not Mind; and his understanding of this divine Science brought upon him the anathemas of the age.
    (The true sonship)
    The opposite and false views of the people hid from their sense Christ's sonship with God. They could not discern his spiritual existence. Their carnal minds were at enmity with it. Their thoughts were filled with mortal error, instead of with God's spiritual idea as presented by Christ Jesus. 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 2


John 5:19,20,25-27

    19 Then answered Jesus and said
unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto
you, The Son can do nothing of
himself, but what he seeth the Father
do: for what things soever he doeth,
these also doeth the Son likewise.

    20 For the Father loveth the Son,
and sheweth him all things that
himself doeth: and he will shew him
greater works than these, that ye may
marvel.

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

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

    27 And hath given him authority to
execute judgment also, because he is
the Son of man.

***
Hebrews 5:8-10

    8 Though he were a Son, yet learned
he obedience by the things which he
suffered;

    9 And being made perfect, he became
the author of eternal salvation unto
all them that obey him;

    10 Called of God an high priest
after the order of Melchisedec.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 561:16


    (Divinity and humanity)
    John saw the human and divine coincidence, shown in the man Jesus, as divinity embracing humanity in Life and its demonstration, - reducing to human perception and understanding the Life which is God. In divine revelation, material and corporeal selfhood disappear, and the spiritual idea is understood.

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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 409:19-23


    (So-called superiority)
    The animate should be governed by God alone. The real man is spiritual and immortal, but the mortal and imperfect so-called "children of men" are counterfeits from the beginning, to be laid aside for the pure reality.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 288:27


    (The Christ-element)
    Science reveals the glorious possibilities of immortal man, forever unlimited by the mortal senses. The Christ-element in the Messiah made him the Way-shower, Truth and Life.

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.


Section 3


Jeremiah 8:22

    22 Is there no balm in Gilead; is
there no physician there? why then is
not the health of the daughter of my
people recovered?

***
Isaiah 59:16,20

    16 #And he saw that there was no
man, and wondered that there was no
intercessor: therefore his arm
brought salvation unto him; and his
righteousness, it sustained him.

    20 #And the Redeemer shall come to
Zion, and unto them that turn from
transgression in Jacob, saith the
Lord.

***
Matthew 8:5-8,13-17

    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.

    14 #And when Jesus was come into
Peter's house, he saw his wife's
mother laid, and sick of a fever.

    15 And he touched her hand, and the
fever left her: and she arose, and
ministered unto them.

    16 #When the even was come, they
brought unto him many that were
possessed with devils: and he cast
out the spirits with his word, and
healed all that were sick:

    17 That it might be fulfilled which
was spoken by Esaias the prophet,
saying, Himself took our infirmities,
and bare our sicknesses.
Matthew 9:10-12

    10 #And it came to pass, as Jesus
sat at meat in the house, behold,
many publicans and sinners came and
sat down with him and his disciples.

    11 And when the Pharisees saw it,
they said unto his disciples, Why
eateth your Master with publicans and
sinners?

    12 But when Jesus heard that, he
said unto them, They that be whole
need not a physician, but they that
are sick.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 494:11

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


    (Inexhaustible divine Love)
    It is not well to imagine that Jesus demonstrated the divine power to heal only for a select number or for a limited period of time, since to all mankind and in every hour, divine Love supplies all good.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 210:5-18


    (Jesus' disregard of matter)
    The Principle and proof of Christianity are discerned by spiritual sense. They are set forth in Jesus' demonstrations, which show - by his healing the sick, casting out evils, and destroying death, "the last enemy that shall be destroyed," - his disregard of matter and its so-called laws.
    Knowing that Soul and its attributes were forever manifested through man, the Master healed the sick, gave sight to the blind, hearing to the deaf, feet to the lame, thus bringing to light the scientific action of the divine Mind on human minds and bodies and giving a better understanding of Soul and salvation. Jesus healed sickness and sin by one and the same metaphysical process.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 342:5


    (Commands of Jesus)
    In the result of some unqualified condemnations of scientific Mind-healing, one may see with sorrow the sad effects on the sick of denying Truth. He that decries this Science does it presumptuously, in the face of Bible history and in defiance of the direct command of Jesus, "Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel," to which command was added the promise that his students should cast out evils and heal the sick. He bade the seventy disciples, as well as the twelve, heal the sick in any town where they should be hospitably received.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 110:25


    (The demonstration lost and found)
    Jesus demonstrated the power of Christian Science to heal mortal minds and bodies. But this power was lost sight of, and must again be spiritually discerned, taught, and demonstrated according to Christ's command, with "signs following." Its Science must be apprehended by as many as believe on Christ and spiritually understand Truth.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 142:31

    (Question of precedence)
    Truth is God's remedy for error of every kind, and Truth destroys only what is untrue. Hence the fact that, to-day, as yesterday, Christ casts out evils and heals the sick.


Section 4


Daniel 9:24

    24 Seventy weeks are determined
upon thy people and upon thy holy
city, to finish the transgression,
and to make an end of sins, and to
make reconciliation for iniquity, and
to bring in everlasting
righteousness, and to seal up the
vision and prophecy, and to anoint
the most Holy.

***
Psalm 132:11

    11 The Lord hath sworn in truth
unto David; he will not turn from it;
Of the fruit of thy body will I set
upon thy throne.

***
Acts 13:23,36-39

    23 Of this man's seed hath God
according to his promise raised unto
Israel a Saviour, Jesus:

    36 For David, after he had served
his own generation by the will of
God, fell on sleep, and was laid unto
his fathers, and saw corruption:

    37 But he, whom God raised again,
saw no corruption.

    38 #Be it known unto you therefore,
men and brethren, that through this
man is preached unto you the
forgiveness of sins:

    39 And by him all that believe are
justified from all things, from which
ye could not be justified by the law
of Moses.

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 - 326:12

    (Loving God supremely)
    We must forsake the foundation of material systems, however time-honored, if we would gain the Christ as our only Saviour. Not partially, but fully, the great healer of mortal mind is the healer of the body.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 31:4-22


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

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 76:22


    (Immaterial pleasure)
    The sinless joy, - the perfect harmony and immortality of Life, possessing unlimited divine beauty and goodness without a single bodily pleasure or pain, - constitutes the only veritable, indestructible man, whose being is spiritual. This state of existence is scientific and intact, - a perfection discernible only by those who have the final understanding of Christ in divine Science. Death can never hasten this state of existence, for death must be overcome, not submitted to, before immortality appears.


Section 5


John 13:13-15,34,35

    13 Ye call me Master and Lord: and
ye say well; for so I am.

    14 If I then, your Lord and Master,
have washed your feet; ye also ought
to wash one another's feet.

    15 For I have given you an example,
that ye should do as I have done to
you.

    34 A new commandment I give unto
you, That ye love one another; as I
have loved you, that ye also love one
another.

    35 By this shall all men know that
ye are my disciples, if ye have love
one to another.

***
Revelation 2:14-16

    14 But I have a few things against
thee, because thou hast there them
that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who
taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock
before the children of Israel, to eat
things sacrificed unto idols, and to
commit fornication.

    15 So hast thou also them that hold
the doctrine of the Nicolaitanes,
which thing I hate.

    16 Repent; or else I will come unto
thee quickly, and will fight against
them with the sword of my mouth.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 5:29-32


    (Diabolism destroyed)
    An apostle says that the Son of God [Christ] came to "destroy the works of the devil." We should follow our divine Exemplar, and seek the destruction of all evil works, error and disease included.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 192:27


    (The one real power)
    We walk in the footsteps of Truth and Love by following the example of our Master in the understanding of divine metaphysics. Christianity is the basis of true healing. Whatever holds human thought in line with unselfed love, receives directly the divine power.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 40:25


    (Service and worship)
    Our heavenly Father, divine Love, demands that all men should follow the example of our Master and his apostles and not merely worship his personality. It is sad that the phrase divine service has come so generally to mean public worship instead of daily deeds.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 395:6


    (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. 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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 227:21-26


    (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.

Subheadings in this lesson

09 1 - The one anointed
09 1 - Hebrew theology
09 1 - The true sonship
09 2 - Divinity and humanity
09 2 - Material pleasures
09 2 - So-called superiority
09 2 - The Christ-element
09 2 - Christ's demonstration
09 3 - Inexhaustible divine Love
09 3 - Jesus' disregard of matter
09 3 - Commands of Jesus
09 3 - The demonstration lost and found
09 3 - Question of precedence
09 4 - Death but an illusion
09 4 - Loving God supremely
09 4 - Fleshly ties temporal
09 4 - Healing primary
09 4 - Immaterial pleasure
09 5 - Diabolism destroyed
09 5 - The one real power
09 5 - Service and worship
09 5 - Divine authority
09 5 - Standard of liberty


August 31,1902

Subject: 10

MAN.

oo2o



-- Golden Text --

Psalm 40:4

    4 Blessed is that man that maketh
the Lord his trust, and respecteth
not the proud, nor such as turn aside
to lies.


Responsive Reading


Psalm 15:1-5

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

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

    3 He that backbiteth not with his
tongue, nor doeth evil to his
neighbour, nor taketh up a reproach
against his neighbour.

    4 In whose eyes a vile person is
contemned; but he honoureth them that
fear the Lord. He that sweareth to
his own hurt, and changeth not.

    5 He that putteth not out his money
to usury, nor taketh reward against
the innocent. He that doeth these
things shall never be moved.
Psalm 17:5-8,15

    5 Hold up my goings in thy paths,
that my footsteps slip not.

    6 I have called upon thee, for thou
wilt hear me, O God: incline thine
ear unto me, and hear my speech.

    7 Shew thy marvellous
lovingkindness, O thou that savest by
thy right hand them which put their
trust in thee from those that rise up
against them.

    8 Keep me as the apple of the eye,
hide me under the shadow of thy wings,


    15 As for me, I will behold thy
face in righteousness: I shall be
satisfied, when I awake, with thy
likeness.


Section 1


Psalm 8:1,4-6

    1 O Lord our Lord, how excellent
is thy name in all the earth! who
hast set thy glory above the heavens.


    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:

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 515:21


    (Elohistic plurality)
    Man is the family name for all ideas, - the sons and daughters of God. All that God imparts moves in accord with Him, reflecting goodness and power.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 516:24-2

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



    To emphasize this momentous thought, it is repeated that God made man in His own image, to reflect the divine Spirit. It follows that man is a generic term. Masculine, feminine, and neuter genders are human concepts. In one of the ancient languages the word for man is used also as the synonym of mind.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 517:8-10

    The ideal man corresponds to creation, to intelligence, and to Truth. The ideal woman corresponds to Life and to Love.

588:11 Chapter 17: Glossary
(I, or EGO)

    There is but one I, or Us, but one divine Principle, or Mind, governing all existence; man and woman unchanged forever in their individual characters, even as numbers which never blend with each other, though they are governed by one Principle. All the objects of God's creation reflect one Mind, and whatever reflects not this one Mind, is false and erroneous, even the belief that life, substance, and intelligence are both mental and material.


Section 2


Job 20:4-6,8

    4 Knowest thou not this of old,
since man was placed upon earth,

    5 That the triumphing of the wicked
is short, and the joy of the
hypocrite but for a moment?

    6 Though his excellency mount up to
the heavens, and his head reach unto
the clouds;

    8 He shall fly away as a dream, and
shall not be found: yea, he shall be
chased away as a vision of the night.

***
Genesis 2:21

    21 And the Lord God caused a deep
sleep to fall upon Adam, and he
slept: and he took one of his ribs,
and closed up the flesh instead
thereof;

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 528:15-22


    (Hypnotic surgery)
    Here falsity, error, credits Truth, God, with inducing a sleep or hypnotic state in Adam in order to perform a surgical operation on him and thereby create woman. This is the first record of magnetism. Beginning creation with darkness instead of light, - materially rather than spiritually, - error now simulates the work of Truth, mocking Love and declaring what great things error has done.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 491:21

(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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 556:17


    (The Christian's privilege) Did the origin and the enlightenment of the race come from the deep sleep which fell upon Adam? Sleep is darkness, but God's creative mandate was, "Let there be light." In sleep, cause and effect are mere illusions. They seem to be something, but are not. Oblivion and dreams, not realities, come with sleep. Even so goes on the Adam-belief, of which mortal and material life is the dream.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 250:6-7,14-25


    (Spirit the one Ego)
    Mortal existence is a dream; mortal existence has no real entity, but saith "It is I."
    (Mortal existence a dream)
    Mortal body and mind are one, and that one is called man; but a mortal is not man, for man is immortal. A mortal may be weary or pained, enjoy or suffer, according to the dream he entertains in sleep. When that dream vanishes, the mortal finds himself experiencing none of these dream-sensations. To the observer, the body lies listless, undisturbed, and sensationless, and the mind seems to be absent.
    Now I ask, Is there any more reality in the waking dream of mortal existence than in the sleeping dream? There cannot be, since whatever appears to be a mortal man is a mortal dream.


Section 3


Job 16:6

    6 Though I speak, my grief is not
asswaged: and though I forbear, what
am I eased?
Job 17:13-15

    13 If I wait, the grave is mine
house: I have made my bed in the
darkness.

    14 I have said to corruption, Thou
art my father: to the worm, Thou art
my mother, and my sister.

    15 And where is now my hope? as for
my hope, who shall see it?
Job 14:1,21,22

    1 Man that is born of a woman is
of few days, and full of trouble.

    21 His sons come to honour, and he
knoweth it not; and they are brought
low, but he perceiveth it not of
them.

    22 But his flesh upon him shall
have pain, and his soul within him
shall mourn.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 170:28-31


    (Causation considered)
    The description of man as purely physical, or as both material and spiritual, - but in either case dependent upon his physical organization, - is the Pandora box, from which all ills have gone forth, especially despair.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 171:31

    (Matter versus Spirit)
    The fundamental error lies in the supposition that man is a material outgrowth and that the cognizance of good or evil, which he has through the bodily senses, constitutes his happiness or misery.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 159:23


    (False source of knowledge)
    The medical schools would learn the state of man from matter instead of from Mind. They examine the lungs, tongue, and pulse to ascertain how much harmony, or health, matter is permitting to matter, - how much pain or pleasure, action or stagnation, one form of matter is allowing another form of matter.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 244:7


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

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 168:15


    (The divine authority)
    Because man-made systems insist that man becomes sick and useless, suffers and dies, all in consonance with the laws of God, are we to believe it? Are we to believe an authority which denies God's spiritual command relating to perfection, - an authority which Jesus proved to be false? He did the will of the Father. He healed sickness in defiance of what is called material law, but in accordance with God's law, the law of Mind.


Section 4


Job 15:14

    14 What is man, that he should be
clean? and he which is born of a
woman, that he should be righteous?
Job 25:4

    4 How then can man be justified
with God? or how can he be clean that
is born of a woman?

***
John 3:3-5

    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.

    4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can
a man be born when he is old? can he
enter the second time into his
mother's womb, and be born?

    5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I
say unto thee, Except a man be born
of water and of the Spirit, he cannot
enter into the kingdom of God.

***
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.

***
Titus 3:3-7

    3 For we ourselves also were
sometimes foolish, disobedient,
deceived, serving divers lusts and
pleasures, living in malice and envy,
hateful, and hating one another.

    4 But after that the kindness and
love of God our Saviour toward man
appeared,

    5 Not by works of righteousness
which we have done, but according to
his mercy he saved us, by the washing
of regeneration, and renewing of the
Holy Ghost;

    6 Which he shed on us abundantly
through Jesus Christ our Saviour;

    7 That being justified by his
grace, we should be made heirs
according to the hope of eternal
life.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 262:7


    (Forgetfulness of self)
    By putting "off the old man with his deeds," mortals "put on immortality."

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 22:30-31


    (Justice and substitution)
    Justice requires reformation of the sinner. Mercy cancels the debt only when justice approves.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 5:3-6


    (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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 327:1,23


    (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.
    (Moral courage) Moral courage is requisite to meet the wrong and to proclaim the right. 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 5


Matthew 7:16,17,20

    16 Ye shall know them by their
fruits. Do men gather grapes of
thorns, or figs of thistles?

    17 Even so every good tree bringeth
forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree
bringeth forth evil fruit.

    20 Wherefore by their fruits ye
shall know them.

***
Galatians 5:22-25

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

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

    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.

***
Acts 5:12-16

    12 #And by the hands of the
apostles were many signs and wonders
wrought among the people; (and they
were all with one accord in Solomon's
porch.

    13 And of the rest durst no man
join himself to them: but the people
magnified them.

    14 And believers were the more
added to the Lord, multitudes both of
men and women.)

    15 Insomuch that they brought forth
the sick into the streets, and laid
them on beds and couches, that at the
least the shadow of Peter passing by
might overshadow some of them.

    16 There came also a multitude out
of the cities round about unto
Jerusalem, bringing sick folks, and
them which were vexed with unclean
spirits: and they were healed every
one.

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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 242:30-15


    (Divided vestments)
    The finger-posts of divine Science show the way our Master trod, and require of Christians the proof which he gave, instead of mere profession. We may hide spiritual ignorance from the world, but we can never succeed in the Science and demonstration of spiritual good through ignorance or hypocrisy.
    (Ancient and modern miracles)
    The divine Love, which made harmless the poisonous viper, which delivered men from the boiling oil, from the fiery furnace, from the jaws of the lion, can heal the sick in every age and triumph over sin and death. It crowned the demonstrations of Jesus with unsurpassed power and love. But the same "Mind . . . which was also in Christ Jesus" must always accompany the letter of Science in order to confirm and repeat the ancient demonstrations of prophets and apostles. That those wonders are not more commonly repeated to-day, arises not so much from lack of desire as from lack of spiritual growth.

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


    (Christian warfare)
    The words of divine Science find their immortality in deeds, for their Principle heals the sick and spiritualizes humanity.
    (Scientific consistency)
    If our words fail to express our deeds, God will redeem that weakness, and out of the mouth of babes He will perfect praise. The night of materiality is far spent, and with the dawn Truth will waken men spiritually to hear and to speak the new tongue.


Section 6


John 17:1,6,10,11,23,25,26

    1 These words spake Jesus, and
lifted up his eyes to heaven, and
said, Father, the hour is come;
glorify thy Son, that thy Son also
may glorify thee:

    6 I have manifested thy name unto
the men which thou gavest me out of
the world: thine they were, and thou
gavest them me; and they have kept
thy word.

    10 And all mine are thine, and
thine are mine; and I am glorified in
them.

    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.

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

    26 And I have declared unto them
thy name, and will declare it: that
the love wherewith thou hast loved me
may be in them, and I in them.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 332:31

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


    (-11- Christ Jesus) Into the real and ideal man the fleshly element cannot enter. Thus it is that Christ illustrates the coincidence, or spiritual agreement, between God and man in His image.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 333:26

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

    (-13- The divine Principle and idea)
    The divine image, idea, or Christ was, is, and ever will be inseparable from the divine Principle, God. Jesus referred to this unity of his spiritual identity thus: "Before Abraham was, I am;" "I and my Father are one;" "My Father is greater than I." The one Spirit includes all identities.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 336:9

  (- MORTAL MIND - Idolatry)

    (-22- The real manhood)
    XXII. Immortal man was and is God's image or idea, even the infinite expression of infinite Mind, and immortal man is coexistent and coeternal with that Mind. He has been forever in the eternal Mind, God; but infinite Mind can never be in man, but is reflected by man. The spiritual man's consciousness and individuality are reflections of God. They are the emanations of Him who is Life, Truth, and Love. Immortal man is not and never was material, but always spiritual and eternal.

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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 202:3


    (The uses of truth)
    The scientific unity which exists between God and man must be wrought out in life-practice, and God's will must be universally done.

Subheadings in this lesson

10 1 - Elohistic plurality
10 1 - Ideal man and woman
10 2 - Hypnotic surgery
10 2 - Material man as a dream
10 2 - The Christian's privilege
10 2 - Spirit the one Ego
10 2 - Mortal existence a dream
10 3 - Causation considered
10 3 - Matter versus Spirit
10 3 - False source of knowledge
10 3 - Deformity and perfection
10 3 - The divine authority
10 4 - Forgetfulness of self
10 4 - Justice and substitution
10 4 - Sorrow and reformation
10 4 - Conversion of Saul
10 4 - Moral courage
10 5 - Treasure in heaven
10 5 - Divided vestments
10 5 - Ancient and modern miracles
10 5 - Christian warfare
10 5 - Scientific consistency
10 6 - -11- Christ Jesus
10 6 - -13- The divine Principle and idea
10 6 - -22- The real manhood
10 6 - The sole governor
10 6 - The uses of truth


September 7,1902

Subject: 11

SUBSTANCE.

o2oo



-- Golden Text --

Romans 1:20

    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:


Responsive Reading


II Chronicles 20:5,6,9-13,15,17,18

    5 #And Jehoshaphat stood in the
congregation of Judah and Jerusalem,
in the house of the Lord, before the
new court,

    6 And said, O Lord God of our
fathers, art not thou God in heaven?
and rulest not thou over all the
kingdoms of the heathen? and in thine
hand is there not power and might, so
that none is able to withstand thee?

    9 If, when evil cometh upon us, as
the sword, judgment, or pestilence, or
famine, we stand before this house,
and in thy presence, (for thy name is
in this house,) and cry unto thee in
our affliction, then thou wilt hear
and help.

    10 And now, behold, the children of
Ammon and Moab and mount Seir, whom
thou wouldest not let Israel invade,
when they came out of the land of
Egypt, but they turned from them, and
destroyed them not;

    11 Behold, I say, how they reward
us, to come to cast us out of thy
possession, which thou hast given us
to inherit.

    12 O our God, wilt thou not judge
them? for we have no might against
this great company that cometh
against us; neither know we what to
do: but our eyes are upon thee.

    13 And all Judah stood before the
Lord, with their little ones, their
wives, and their children.

    15 And he said, Hearken ye, all
Judah, and ye inhabitants of
Jerusalem, and thou king Jehoshaphat,
Thus saith the Lord unto you, Be not
afraid nor dismayed by reason of this
great multitude; for the battle is
not yours, but God's.

    17 Ye shall not need to fight in
this battle: set yourselves, stand ye
still, and see the salvation of the
Lord with you, O Judah and Jerusalem:
fear not, nor be dismayed; to morrow
go out against them: for the Lord
will be with you.

    18 And Jehoshaphat bowed his head
with his face to the ground: and all
Judah and the inhabitants of
Jerusalem fell before the Lord,
worshipping the Lord.


Section 1


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.
Isaiah 46:9,10

    9 Remember the former things of
old: for I am God, and there is none
else; I am God, and there is none
like me,

    10 Declaring the end from the
beginning, and from ancient times the
things that are not yet done, saying,
My counsel shall stand, and I will do
all my pleasure:

***
Psalm 93:2

    2 Thy throne is established of old:
thou art from everlasting.
Psalm 90:2,4

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

    4 For a thousand years in thy sight
are but as yesterday when it is past,
and as a watch in the night.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 349:31


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 278:4


    (Substance versus supposition) Spirit is the only substance and consciousness recognized by divine Science. The material senses oppose this, but there are no material senses, for matter has no mind. In Spirit there is no matter, even as in Truth there is no error, and in good no evil. It is a false supposition, the notion that there is real substance-matter, the opposite of Spirit. Spirit, God, is infinite, all. Spirit can have no opposite.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 480:1-5

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


    (Spiritual reflection) When the substance of Spirit appears in Christian Science, the nothingness of matter is recognized. Where the spirit of God is, and there is no place where God is not, evil becomes nothing, - the opposite of the something of Spirit.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 414:19-28


    (Cure of insanity)
    The Christian Scientist's 'argument rests on the Christianly scientific basis of being. The Scripture declares, "The Lord He is God [good]; there is none else beside Him." Even so, harmony is universal, and discord is unreal. Christian Science declares that Mind is substance, also that matter neither feels, suffers, nor enjoys. Hold these points strongly in view. Keep in mind the verity of being, - that man is the image and likeness of God, in whom all being is painless and permanent.


Section 2


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.
Psalm 139:15-17,23,24

    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.

    17 How precious also are thy
thoughts unto me, O God! how great is
the sum of them!

    23 Search me, O God, and know my
heart: try me, and know my thoughts:

    24 And see if there be any wicked
way in me, and lead me in the way
everlasting.

***
I Peter 1:24,25

    24 For all flesh is as grass, and
all the glory of man as the flower of
grass. The grass withereth, and the
flower thereof falleth away:

    25 But the word of the Lord
endureth for ever. And this is the
word which by the gospel is preached
unto you.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 286:21-26


    (Spiritual thoughts)
    God's thoughts are perfect and eternal, are substance and Life. Material and temporal thoughts are human, involving error, and since God, Spirit, is the only cause, they lack a divine cause. The temporal and material are not then creations of Spirit. They are but counterfeits of the spiritual and eternal.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 267:1-5(to .)


    (The infinitude of God)
    Every object in material thought will be destroyed, but the spiritual idea, whose substance is in Mind, is eternal. The offspring of God start not from matter or ephemeral dust. They are in and of Spirit, divine Mind, and so forever continue.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 278:32


    (Substance is Spirit)
    Which ought to be substance to us, - the erring, changing, and dying, the mutable and mortal, or the unerring, immutable, and immortal? A New Testament writer plainly describes faith, a quality of mind, as "the substance of things hoped for."

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 279:11-12

    (Spiritual tangibility)
    Ideas are tangible and real to immortal consciousness, and they have the advantage of being eternal.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 536:1


    (New earth and no more sea)
    In the Apocalypse it is written: "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." In St. John's vision, heaven and earth stand for spiritual ideas, and the sea, as a symbol of tempest-tossed human concepts advancing and receding, is represented as having passed away. The divine understanding reigns, is all, and there is no other consciousness.


Section 3


Psalm 33:1,6-9

    1 Rejoice in the Lord, O ye
righteous: for praise is comely for
the upright.

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

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

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

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

***
Colossians 1:16,17

    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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 468:22

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


    (Spiritual synonyms)
    The spiritual universe, including individual man, is a compound idea, reflecting the divine substance of Spirit.

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."

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 301:6-16


    (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. This reflection seems to mortal sense transcendental, because the spiritual man's substantiality transcends mortal vision and is revealed only through divine Science.

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

  (- MORTAL MIND - Idolatry)

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


Section 4


Isaiah 40:6,8

    6 The voice said, Cry. And he said,
What shall I cry? All flesh is grass,
and all the goodliness thereof is as
the flower of the field:

    8 The grass withereth, the flower
fadeth: but the word of our God shall
stand for ever.

***
II Peter 3:9-13

    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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 311:26-7


    (Soul impeccable)
    The objects cognized by the physical senses have not the reality of substance. They are only what mortal belief calls them. Matter, sin, and mortality lose all supposed consciousness or claim to life or existence, as mortals lay off a false sense of life, substance, and intelligence. But the spiritual, eternal man is not touched by these phases of mortality.
    (Sense-dreams)
    How true it is that whatever is learned through material sense must be lost because such so-called knowledge is reversed by the spiritual facts of being in Science. That which material sense calls intangible, is found to be substance. What to material sense seems substance, becomes nothingness, as the sense-dream vanishes and reality appears.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 268:6-9

    (Materialistic challenge)
    Belief in a material basis, from which may be deduced all rationality, is slowly yielding to the idea of a metaphysical basis, looking away from matter to Mind as the cause of every effect.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 535:10


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


Section 5


II Kings 18:21

    21 Now, behold, thou trustest upon
the staff of this bruised reed, even
upon Egypt, on which if a man lean,
it will go into his hand, and pierce
it: so is Pharaoh king of Egypt unto
all that trust on him.

***
Isaiah 31:1,3

    1 Woe to them that go down to
Egypt for help; and stay on horses,
and trust in chariots, because they
are many; and in horsemen, because
they are very strong; but they look
not unto the Holy One of Israel,
neither seek the Lord!

    3 Now the Egyptians are men, and
not God; and their horses flesh, and
not spirit. When the Lord shall
stretch out his hand, both he that
helpeth shall fall, and he that is
holpen shall fall down, and they all
shall fail together.

***
Matthew 13:14-16

    14 And in them is fulfilled the
prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By
hearing ye shall hear, and shall not
understand; and seeing ye shall see,
and shall not perceive:

    15 For this people's heart is waxed
gross, and their ears are dull of
hearing, and their eyes they have
closed; lest at any time they should
see with their eyes, and hear with
their ears, and should understand
with their heart, and should be
converted, and I should heal them.

    16 But blessed are your eyes, for
they see: and your ears, for they
hear.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 325:32


    (Consecration required)
    A false sense of life, substance, and mind hides the divine possibilities, and conceals scientific demonstration.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 368:29(begin Deny)-7


    (Life independent of matter) Deny the existence of matter, and you can destroy the belief in material conditions. When fear disappears, the foundation of disease is gone. Once let the mental physician believe in the reality of matter, and he is liable to admit also the reality of all discordant conditions, and this hinders his destroying them. Thus he is unfitted for the successful treatment of disease.
    (Man's entity)
    In proportion as matter loses to human sense all entity as man, in that proportion does man become its master.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 28:6


    (Help and hindrance)
    The determination to hold Spirit in the grasp of matter is the persecutor of Truth and Love.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 90:8-12


    (Mind is substance)
    Divest yourself of the thought that there can be substance in matter, and the movements and transitions now possible for mortal mind will be found to be equally possible for the body.

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 6


John 15:3,4,7,8

    3 Now ye are clean through the word
which I have spoken unto you.

    4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the
branch cannot bear fruit of itself,
except it abide in the vine; no more
can ye, except ye abide in me.

    7 If ye abide in me, and my words
abide in you, ye shall ask what ye
will, and it shall be done unto you.

    8 Herein is my Father glorified,
that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye
be my disciples.

***
Acts 28:3-6,8

    3 And when Paul had gathered a
bundle of sticks, and laid them on
the fire, there came a viper out of
the heat, and fastened on his hand.

    4 And when the barbarians saw the
venomous beast hang on his hand, they
said among themselves, No doubt this
man is a murderer, whom, though he
hath escaped the sea, yet vengeance
suffereth not to live.

    5 And he shook off the beast into
the fire, and felt no harm.

    6 Howbeit they looked when he
should have swollen, or fallen down
dead suddenly: but after they had
looked a great while, and saw no harm
come to him, they changed their
minds, and said that he was a god.

    8 And it came to pass, that the
father of Publius lay sick of a fever
and of a bloody flux: to whom Paul
entered in, and prayed, and laid his
hands on him, and healed him.

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."

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 43:27


    (Divine victory) The divine must overcome the human at every point. The Science Jesus taught and lived must triumph over all material beliefs about life, substance, and intelligence, and the multitudinous errors growing from such beliefs.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 162:13-22


    (Practical success)
    The indestructible faculties of Spirit exist without the conditions of matter and also without the false beliefs of a so-called material existence. 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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 285:27


    (Salvation is through reform)
    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.

Subheadings in this lesson

11 1 - Substance spiritual
11 1 - Substance versus supposition
11 1 - Spiritual reflection
11 1 - Cure of insanity
11 2 - Spiritual thoughts
11 2 - The infinitude of God
11 2 - Substance is Spirit
11 2 - Spiritual tangibility
11 2 - New earth and no more sea
11 3 - Spiritual synonyms
11 3 - Matter is not substance
11 3 - The divine reflection
11 3 - -18- The only substance
11 4 - Soul impeccable
11 4 - Sense-dreams
11 4 - Materialistic challenge
11 4 - Judgment on error
11 5 - Consecration required
11 5 - Life independent of matter
11 5 - Man's entity
11 5 - Help and hindrance
11 5 - Mind is substance
11 5 - Christian pleading
11 6 - Spiritualized consciousness
11 6 - Divine victory
11 6 - Practical success
11 6 - Salvation is through reform


September 14,1902

Subject: 12

MATTER.

2ooo



-- Golden Text --

Isaiah 55:2

    2 Wherefore do ye spend money for
that which is not bread? and your
labour for that which satisfieth not?
hearken diligently unto me, and eat
ye that which is good, and let your
soul delight itself in fatness.


Responsive Reading


Romans 6:12-22

    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.

    14 For sin shall not have dominion
over you: for ye are not under the
law, but under grace.

    15 What then? shall we sin, because
we are not under the law, but under
grace? God forbid.

    16 Know ye not, that to whom ye
yield yourselves servants to obey,
his servants ye are to whom ye obey;
whether of sin unto death, or of
obedience unto righteousness?

    17 But God be thanked, that ye were
the servants of sin, but ye have
obeyed from the heart that form of
doctrine which was delivered you.

    18 Being then made free from sin,
ye became the servants of
righteousness.

    19 I speak after the manner of men
because of the infirmity of your
flesh: for as ye have yielded your
members servants to uncleanness and
to iniquity unto iniquity; even so
now yield your members servants to
righteousness unto holiness.

    20 For when ye were the servants of
sin, ye were free from righteousness.


    21 What fruit had ye then in those
things whereof ye are now ashamed? for
the end of those things is death.

    22 But now being made free from
sin, and become servants to God, ye
have your fruit unto holiness, and
the end everlasting life.


Section 1


Genesis 6:12,13,17

    12 And God looked upon the earth,
and, behold, it was corrupt; for all
flesh had corrupted his way upon the
earth.

    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.

    17 And, behold, I, even I, do bring
a flood of waters upon the earth, to
destroy all flesh, wherein is the
breath of life, from under heaven;
and every thing that is in the earth
shall die.

***
Isaiah 24:4,17-19

    4 The earth mourneth and fadeth
away, the world languisheth and
fadeth away, the haughty people of
the earth do languish.

    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.

***
Hebrews 12:25-27

    25 See that ye refuse not him that
speaketh. For if they escaped not who
refused him that spake on earth, much
more shall not we escape, if we turn
away from him that speaketh from
heaven:

    26 Whose voice then shook the
earth: but now he hath promised,
saying, Yet once more I shake not the
earth only, but also heaven.

    27 And this word, Yet once more,
signifieth the removing of those
things that are shaken, as of things
that are made, that those things
which cannot be shaken may remain.

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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 479:8

(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


    (Matter's supposed selfhood)
    Matter is neither self-existent nor a product of Spirit. An image of mortal thought, reflected on the retina, is all that the eye beholds. Matter cannot see, feel, hear, taste, nor smell. It is not self-cognizant, - cannot feel itself, see itself, nor understand itself. Take away so-called mortal mind, which constitutes matter's supposed selfhood, and matter can take no cognizance of matter. Does that which we call dead ever see, hear, feel, or use any of the physical senses?

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 278:12-30


    (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.
    The belief of the eternity of matter contradicts the demonstration of life as Spirit, and leads to the conclusion that if man is material, he originated in matter and must return to dust, - logic which would prove his annihilation.
    (Substance is Spirit)
    All that we term sin, sickness, and death is a mortal belief. We define matter as error, because it is the opposite of life, substance, and intelligence.


Section 2


Jeremiah 51:15

    15 He hath made the earth by his
power, he hath established the world
by his wisdom, and hath stretched out
the heaven by his understanding.

***
Hebrews 1:10-12

    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.

***
Psalm 139:7-10

    7 Whither shall I go from thy
spirit? or whither shall I flee from
thy presence?

    8 If I ascend up into heaven, thou
art there: if I make my bed in hell,
behold, thou art there.

    9 If I take the wings of the
morning, and dwell in the uttermost
parts of the sea;

    10 Even there shall thy hand lead
me, and thy right hand shall hold me.

***
Revelation 4:11

    11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to
receive glory and honour and power:
for thou hast created all things, and
for thy pleasure they are and were
created.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 479:21(begin In)

(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


    (Chaos and darkness) In the vast forever, in the Science and truth of being, the only facts are Spirit and its innumerable creations. Darkness and chaos are the imaginary opposites of light, understanding, and eternal harmony, and they are the elements of nothingness.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 355:32


    (Weakness of material theories)
    Strangely enough, we ask for material theories in support of spiritual and eternal truths, when the two are so antagonistic that the material thought must become spiritualized before the spiritual fact is attained. So-called material existence affords no evidence of spiritual existence and immortality. Sin, sickness, and death do not prove man's entity or immortality. Discord can never establish the facts of harmony. Matter is not the vestibule of Spirit.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 572:19-9


    (Man's present possibilities)
    In Revelation xxi. 1 we read: -



    And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.



    The Revelator had not yet passed the transitional stage in human experience called death, but he already saw a new heaven and a new earth. Through what sense came this vision to St. John? Not through the material visual organs for seeing, for optics are inadequate to take in so wonderful a scene. Were this new heaven and new earth terrestrial or celestial, material or spiritual? They could not be the former, for the human sense of space is unable to grasp such a view. The Revelator was on our plane of existence, while yet beholding what the eye cannot see, - that which is invisible to the uninspired thought. This testimony of Holy Writ sustains the fact in Science, that the heavens and earth to one human consciousness, that consciousness which God bestows, are spiritual, while to another, the unillumined human mind, the vision is material.


Section 3


II Corinthians 6:11,14-16

    11 O ye Corinthians, our mouth is
open unto you, our heart is enlarged.


    14 Be ye not unequally yoked
together with unbelievers: for what
fellowship hath righteousness with
unrighteousness? and what communion
hath light with darkness?

    15 And what concord hath Christ
with Belial? or what part hath he
that believeth with an infidel?

    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.

***
Galatians 5:16,17

    16 This I say then, Walk in the
Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the
lust of the flesh.

    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.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 72:32


    (Scientific phenomena)
    As readily can you mingle fire and frost as Spirit and matter. In either case, one does not support the other.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 73:26

    (No mediumship)
    It is a grave mistake to suppose that matter is any part of the reality of intelligent existence, or that Spirit and matter, intelligence and non-intelligence, can commune together. This error Science will destroy. The sensual cannot be made the mouthpiece of the spiritual, nor can the finite become the channel of the infinite. There is no communication between so-called material existence and spiritual life which is not subject to death.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 274:23-5


    (Impossible partnership)
    Divine Science is absolute, and permits no half-way position in learning its Principle and rule - establishing it by demonstration. The conventional firm, called matter and mind, God never formed. Science and understanding, governed by the unerring and eternal Mind, destroy the imaginary copartnership, matter and mind, formed only to be destroyed in a manner and at a period as yet unknown. This suppositional partnership is already obsolete, for matter, examined in the light of divine metaphysics, disappears.
    (Spirit the starting-point)
    Matter has no life to lose, and Spirit never dies. A partnership of mind with matter would ignore omnipresent and omnipotent Mind. This shows that matter did not originate in God, Spirit, and is not eternal.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 283:32

    (Spiritual structure)
    Are mentality, immortality, consciousness, resident in matter? It is not rational to say that Mind is infinite, but dwells in finiteness, - in matter, - or that matter is infinite and the medium of Mind.


Section 4


Deuteronomy 32:8,9,13-20

    8 When the Most High divided to the
nations their inheritance, when he
separated the sons of Adam, he set
the bounds of the people according to
the number of the children of Israel.


    9 For the Lord's portion is his
people; Jacob is the lot of his
inheritance.

    13 He made him ride on the high
places of the earth, that he might
eat the increase of the fields; and
he made him to suck honey out of the
rock, and oil out of the flinty rock;


    14 Butter of kine, and milk of
sheep, with fat of lambs, and rams of
the breed of Bashan, and goats, with
the fat of kidneys of wheat; and thou
didst drink the pure blood of the
grape.

    15 #But Jeshurun waxed fat, and
kicked: thou art waxen fat, thou art
grown thick, thou art covered with
fatness; then he forsook God which
made him, and lightly esteemed the
Rock of his salvation.

    16 They provoked him to jealousy
with strange gods, with abominations
provoked they him to anger.

    17 They sacrificed unto devils, not
to God; to gods whom they knew not,
to new gods that came newly up, whom
your fathers feared not.

    18 Of the Rock that begat thee thou
art unmindful, and hast forgotten God
that formed thee.

    19 And when the Lord saw it, he
abhorred them, because of the
provoking of his sons, and of his
daughters.

    20 And he said, I will hide my face
from them, I will see what their end
shall be: for they are a very froward
generation, children in whom is no
faith.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 170:32


    (Causation considered) Matter, which takes divine power into its own hands and claims to be a creator, is a fiction, in which paganism and lust are so sanctioned by society that mankind has caught their moral contagion.

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.

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


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 296:16-30


    (Scientific purgation)
    Mortal belief must lose all satisfaction in error and sin in order to part with them.
    Whether mortals will learn this sooner or later, and how long they will suffer the pangs of destruction, depends upon the tenacity of error.
    (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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 299:18

    (Knowledge and Truth)
    Knowledge gained from material sense is figuratively represented in Scripture as a tree, bearing the fruits of sin, sickness, and death. Ought we not then to judge the knowledge thus obtained to be untrue and dangerous, since "the tree is known by his fruit"?


Section 5


Psalm 61:1-3

    1 Hear my cry, O God; attend unto
my prayer.

    2 From the end of the earth will I
cry unto thee, when my heart is
overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that
is higher than I.

    3 For thou hast been a shelter for
me, and a strong tower from the enemy.

***
Ezekiel 18:31,32

    31 #Cast away from you all your
transgressions, whereby ye have
transgressed; and make you a new
heart and a new spirit: for why will
ye die, O house of Israel?

    32 For I have no pleasure in the
death of him that dieth, saith the
Lord God: wherefore turn yourselves,
and live ye.

***
Romans 8:2-6

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

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

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

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

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

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 167:17-31


    (The two masters)
    To have one God and avail yourself of the power of Spirit, you must love God supremely.
    (Halfway success)
    The "flesh lusteth against the Spirit." The flesh and Spirit can no more unite in action, than good can coincide with evil. It is not wise to take a halting and half-way position or to expect to work equally with Spirit and matter, Truth and error. There is but one way - namely, God and His idea - which leads to spiritual being. The scientific government of the body must be attained through the divine Mind. It is impossible to gain control over the body in any other way. On this fundamental point, timid conservatism is absolutely inadmissible. Only through radical reliance on Truth can scientific healing power be realized.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 552:22


    (Persistence of species)
    From a material source flows no remedy for sorrow, sin, and death, for the redeeming power, from the ills they occasion, is not in egg nor in dust. The blending tints of leaf and flower show the order of matter to be the order of mortal mind. The intermixture of different species, urged to its utmost limits, results in a return to the original species. Thus it is learned that matter is a manifestation of mortal mind, and that matter always surrenders its claims when the perfect and eternal Mind is understood.

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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 222:31


    (Life only in Spirit)
    We must destroy the false belief that life and intelligence are in matter, and plant ourselves upon what is pure and perfect. Paul said, "Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh." 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.

Subheadings in this lesson

12 1 - Material error
12 1 - Matter's supposed selfhood
12 1 - One cause supreme
12 1 - Substance is Spirit
12 2 - Chaos and darkness
12 2 - Weakness of material theories
12 2 - Man's present possibilities
12 3 - Scientific phenomena
12 3 - No mediumship
12 3 - Impossible partnership
12 3 - Spirit the starting-point
12 3 - Spiritual structure
12 4 - Causation considered
12 4 - Matter versus Spirit
12 4 - Creation perfect
12 4 - Scientific purgation
12 4 - Mixed testimony
12 4 - Knowledge and Truth
12 5 - The two masters
12 5 - Halfway success
12 5 - Persistence of species
12 5 - The divine completeness
12 5 - Life only in Spirit


September 21,1902

Subject: 13

REALITY.

ooo2



-- Golden Text --

Psalm 106:4,5

    4 Remember me, O Lord, with the
favour that thou bearest unto thy
people: O visit me with thy
salvation;

    5 That I may see the good of thy
chosen, that I may rejoice in the
gladness of thy nation, that I may
glory with thine inheritance.


Responsive Reading


Isaiah 52:1-10

    1 Awake, awake; put on thy
strength, O Zion; put on thy
beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the
holy city: for henceforth there shall
no more come into thee the
uncircumcised and the unclean.

    2 Shake thyself from the dust;
arise, and sit down, O Jerusalem:
loose thyself from the bands of thy
neck, O captive daughter of Zion.

    3 For thus saith the Lord, Ye have
sold yourselves for nought; and ye
shall be redeemed without money.

    4 For thus saith the Lord God, My
people went down aforetime into Egypt
to sojourn there; and the Assyrian
oppressed them without cause.

    5 Now therefore, what have I here,
saith the Lord, that my people is
taken away for nought? they that rule
over them make them to howl, saith
the Lord; and my name continually
every day is blasphemed.

    6 Therefore my people shall know my
name: therefore they shall know in
that day that I am he that doth
speak: behold, it is I.

    7 #How beautiful upon the mountains
are the feet of him that bringeth
good tidings, that publisheth peace;
that bringeth good tidings of good,
that publisheth salvation; that saith
unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!

    8 Thy watchmen shall lift up the
voice; with the voice together shall
they sing: for they shall see eye to
eye, when the Lord shall bring again
Zion.

    9 #Break forth into joy, sing
together, ye waste places of
Jerusalem: for the Lord hath
comforted his people, he hath
redeemed Jerusalem.

    10 The Lord hath made bare his holy
arm in the eyes of all the nations;
and all the ends of the earth shall
see the salvation of our God.


Section 1


Isaiah 41:13

    13 For I the Lord thy God will hold
thy right hand, saying unto thee,
Fear not; I will help thee.
Isaiah 55:10-13

    10 For as the rain cometh down, and
the snow from heaven, and returneth
not thither, but watereth the earth,
and maketh it bring forth and bud,
that it may give seed to the sower,
and bread to the eater:

    11 So shall my word be that goeth
forth out of my mouth: it shall not
return unto me void, but it shall
accomplish that which I please, and
it shall prosper in the thing whereto
I sent it.

    12 For ye shall go out with joy,
and be led forth with peace: the
mountains and the hills shall break
forth before you into singing, and
all the trees of the field shall clap
their hands.

    13 Instead of the thorn shall come
up the fir tree, and instead of the
brier shall come up the myrtle tree:
and it shall be to the Lord for a
name, for an everlasting sign that
shall not be cut off.

***
Acts 13:44-49

    44 #And the next sabbath day came
almost the whole city together to
hear the word of God.

    45 But when the Jews saw the
multitudes, they were filled with
envy, and spake against those things
which were spoken by Paul,
contradicting and blaspheming.

    46 Then Paul and Barnabas waxed
bold, and said, It was necessary that
the word of God should first have
been spoken to you: but seeing ye put
it from you, and judge yourselves
unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we
turn to the Gentiles.

    47 For so hath the Lord commanded
us, saying, I have set thee to be a
light of the Gentiles, that thou
shouldest be for salvation unto the
ends of the earth.

    48 And when the Gentiles heard
this, they were glad, and glorified
the word of the Lord: and as many as
were ordained to eternal life
believed.

    49 And the word of the Lord was
published throughout all the region.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 547:23-32


    (True theory of the universe)
    The Scriptures are very sacred. Our aim must be to have them understood spiritually, for only by this understanding can truth be gained. The true theory of the universe, including man, is not in material history but in spiritual development. Inspired thought relinquishes a material, sensual, and mortal theory of the universe, and adopts the spiritual and immortal.
    (Scriptural perception)
    It is this spiritual perception of Scripture, which lifts humanity out of disease and death and inspires faith.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 271:26-30


    (Modern evangel)
    Those, who are willing to leave their nets or to cast them on the right side for Truth, have the opportunity now, as aforetime, to learn and to practise Christian healing. The Scriptures contain it. The spiritual import of the Word imparts this power.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 350:31-5


    (Truth a present help)
    In Jewish worship the Word was materially explained, and the spiritual sense was scarcely perceived. The religion which sprang from half-hidden Israelitish history was pedantic and void of healing power. When we lose faith in God's power to heal, we distrust the divine Principle which demonstrates Christian Science, and then we cannot heal the sick.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 110:13-17


    (Scriptural foundations)
    In following these leadings of scientific revelation, the Bible was my only textbook. The Scriptures were illumined; reason and revelation were reconciled, and afterwards the truth of Christian Science was demonstrated.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 139:15

    (Science obscured)
    The decisions by vote of Church Councils as to what should and should not be considered Holy Writ; the manifest mistakes in the ancient versions; the thirty thousand different readings in the Old Testament, and the three hundred thousand in the New, - these facts show how a mortal and material sense stole into the divine record, with its own hue darkening to some extent the inspired pages. But mistakes could neither wholly obscure the divine Science of the Scriptures seen from Genesis to Revelation, mar the demonstration of Jesus, nor annul the healing by the prophets, who foresaw that "the stone which the builders rejected" would become "the head of the corner."


Section 2


Exodus 33:12-14

    12 #And Moses said unto the Lord,
See, thou sayest unto me, Bring up
this people: and thou hast not let me
know whom thou wilt send with me. Yet
thou hast said, I know thee by name,
and thou hast also found grace in my
sight.

    13 Now therefore, I pray thee, if I
have found grace in thy sight, shew
me now thy way, that I may know thee,
that I may find grace in thy sight:
and consider that this nation is thy
people.

    14 And he said, My presence shall
go with thee, and I will give thee
rest.

***
Psalm 31:19-21

    19 Oh how great is thy goodness,
which thou hast laid up for them that
fear thee; which thou hast wrought
for them that trust in thee before
the sons of men!

    20 Thou shalt hide them in the
secret of thy presence from the pride
of man: thou shalt keep them secretly
in a pavilion from the strife of
tongues.

    21 Blessed be the Lord: for he hath
shewed me his marvellous kindness in
a strong city.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 174:9-14


    (Rise of thought)
    The footsteps of thought, rising above material standpoints, are slow, and portend a long night to the traveller; but the angels of His presence - the spiritual intuitions that tell us when "the night is far spent, the day is at hand" - are our guardians in the gloom.

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.

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,

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 444:10


    (Refuge and strength)
    Step by step will those who trust Him find that "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble."


Section 3


I Chronicles 29:11

    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.

***
Luke 10:1,2,17-20

    1 After these things the Lord
appointed other seventy also, and
sent them two and two before his face
into every city and place, whither he
himself would come.

    2 Therefore said he unto them, The
harvest truly is great, but the
labourers are few: pray ye therefore
the Lord of the harvest, that he
would send forth labourers into his
harvest.

    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.

    19 Behold, I give unto you power to
tread on serpents and scorpions, and
over all the power of the enemy: and
nothing shall by any means hurt you.

    20 Notwithstanding in this rejoice
not, that the spirits are subject unto
you; but rather rejoice, because your
names are written in heaven.

***
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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 228:25


    (Priestly pride humbled)
    There is no power apart from God. Omnipotence has all-power, and to acknowledge any other power is to dishonor God. The humble Nazarene overthrew the supposition that sin, sickness, and death have power. He proved them powerless. It should have humbled the pride of the priests, when they saw the demonstration of Christianity excel the influence of their dead faith and ceremonies.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 372:17-21


    (Veritable success)
    Christian Science and Christianity are one. How, then, in Christianity any more than in Christian Science, can we believe in the reality and power of both Truth and error, Spirit and matter, and hope to succeed with contraries?

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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 231:8


    (Destruction of all evil)
    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.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 445:15


    (Conforming to explicit rules)
    You render the divine law of healing obscure and void, when you weigh the human in the scale with the divine, or limit in any direction of thought the omnipresence and omnipotence of God.


Section 4


Psalm 84:1,2,11,12

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

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

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

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

***
I Peter 2:1-5

    1 Wherefore laying aside all
malice, and all guile, and
hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil
speakings,

    2 As newborn babes, desire the
sincere milk of the word, that ye may
grow thereby:

    3 If so be ye have tasted that the
Lord is gracious.

    4 To whom coming, as unto a living
stone, disallowed indeed of men, but
chosen of God, and precious,

    5 Ye also, as lively stones, are
built up a spiritual house, an holy
priesthood, to offer up spiritual
sacrifices, acceptable to God by
Jesus Christ.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 209:31


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 274:12


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 298:13

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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 214:32


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


Section 5


Jeremiah 3:22,24,25

    22 Return, ye backsliding children,
and I will heal your backslidings.
Behold, we come unto thee; for thou
art the Lord our God.

    24 For shame hath devoured the
labour of our fathers from our youth;
their flocks and their herds, their
sons and their daughters.

    25 We lie down in our shame, and
our confusion covereth us: for we
have sinned against the Lord our God,
we and our fathers, from our youth
even unto this day, and have not
obeyed the voice of the Lord our God.

***
II Corinthians 6:17,18

    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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 515:21


    (Elohistic plurality)
    Man is the family name for all ideas, - the sons and daughters of God. All that God imparts moves in accord with Him, reflecting goodness and power.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 517:8-10,18-19

    (Ideal man and woman)
    The ideal man corresponds to creation, to intelligence, and to Truth. The ideal woman corresponds to Life and to Love.
    (Divine personality)
    God has countless ideas, and they all have one Principle and parentage.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 502:29

    (Ideas and identities) There is but one creator and one creation. This creation consists of the unfolding of spiritual ideas and their identities, which are embraced in the infinite Mind and forever reflected. These ideas range from the infinitesimal to infinity, and the highest ideas are the sons and daughters of God.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 503:12

    (Spiritual harmony)
    Divine Science, the Word of God, saith to the darkness upon the face of error, "God is All-in-all," and the light of ever-present Love illumines the universe. Hence the eternal wonder, - that infinite space is peopled with God's ideas, reflecting Him in countless spiritual forms.


Section 6


Psalm 132:13-16

    13 For the Lord hath chosen Zion;
he hath desired it for his
habitation.

    14 This is my rest for ever: here
will I dwell; for I have desired it.

    15 I will abundantly bless her
provision: I will satisfy her poor
with bread.

    16 I will also clothe her priests
with salvation: and her saints shall
shout aloud for joy.

***
Isaiah 32:16-18

    16 Then judgment shall dwell in the
wilderness, and righteousness remain
in the fruitful field.

    17 And the work of righteousness
shall be peace; and the effect of
righteousness quietness and assurance
for ever.

    18 And my people shall dwell in a
peaceable habitation, and in sure
dwellings, and in quiet resting
places;

***
Hebrews 4:9

    9 There remaineth therefore a rest
to the people of God.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 519:25


    (Resting in holy work)
    God rests in action. Imparting has not impoverished, can never impoverish, the divine Mind. No exhaustion follows the action of this Mind, according to the apprehension of divine Science. The highest and sweetest rest, even from a human standpoint, is in holy work.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 217:19


    (Fatigue is mental)
    When mentality gives rest to the body, the next toil will fatigue you less, for you are working out the problem of being in divine metaphysics; and in proportion as you understand the control which Mind has over so-called matter, you will be able to demonstrate this control. The scientific and permanent remedy for fatigue is to learn the power of Mind over the body or any illusion of physical weariness, and so destroy this illusion, for matter cannot be weary and heavy-laden.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 426:5-11


    (Our footsteps heavenward)
    The discoverer of Christian Science finds the path less difficult when she has the high goal always before her thoughts, than when she counts her footsteps in endeavoring to reach it. When the destination is desirable, expectation speeds our progress. The struggle for Truth makes one strong instead of weak, resting instead of wearying one.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 501:10


    (Spiritual interpretation)
    The incarnation of Truth, that amplification of wonder and glory which angels could only whisper and which God illustrated by light and harmony, is consonant with ever-present Love. So-called mystery and miracle, which subserve the end of natural good, are explained by that Love for whose rest the weary ones sigh when needing something more native to their immortal cravings than the history of perpetual evil.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 570:14-18,23


    (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.
    Those ready for the blessing you impart will give thanks. The waters will be pacified, and Christ will command the wave.

Subheadings in this lesson

13 1 - True theory of the universe
13 1 - Scriptural perception
13 1 - Modern evangel
13 1 - Truth a present help
13 1 - Scriptural foundations
13 1 - Science obscured
13 2 - Rise of thought
13 2 - Truth a present help
13 2 - Refuge and strength
13 3 - Priestly pride humbled
13 3 - Veritable success
13 3 - Results of faith in Truth
13 3 - Destruction of all evil
13 3 - Conforming to explicit rules
13 4 - Spiritual translation
13 4 - Five senses deceptive
13 4 - Truth's witness
13 4 - The senses of Soul
13 5 - Elohistic plurality
13 5 - Ideal man and woman
13 5 - Divine personality
13 5 - Ideas and identities
13 5 - Spiritual harmony
13 6 - Resting in holy work
13 6 - Fatigue is mental
13 6 - Our footsteps heavenward
13 6 - Spiritual interpretation
13 6 - Receptive hearts


September 28,1902

Subject: 14

UNREALITY.

oo2o



-- Golden Text --

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.


Responsive Reading


Jeremiah 2:8,28-37

    8 The priests said not, Where is
the Lord? and they that handle the
law knew me not: the pastors also
transgressed against me, and the
prophets prophesied by Baal, and
walked after things that do not
profit.

    28 But where are thy gods that thou
hast made thee? let them arise, if
they can save thee in the time of thy
trouble: for according to the number
of thy cities are thy gods, O Judah.

    29 Wherefore will ye plead with me?
ye all have transgressed against me,
saith the Lord.

    30 In vain have I smitten your
children; they received no
correction: your own sword hath
devoured your prophets, like a
destroying lion.

    31 #O generation, see ye the word
of the Lord. Have I been a wilderness
unto Israel? a land of darkness?
wherefore say my people, We are
lords; we will come no more unto
thee?

    32 Can a maid forget her ornaments,
or a bride her attire? yet my people
have forgotten me days without
number.

    33 Why trimmest thou thy way to
seek love? therefore hast thou also
taught the wicked ones thy ways.

    34 Also in thy skirts is found the
blood of the souls of the poor
innocents: I have not found it by
secret search, but upon all these.

    35 Yet thou sayest, Because I am
innocent, surely his anger shall turn
from me. Behold, I will plead with
thee, because thou sayest, I have not
sinned.

    36 Why gaddest thou about so much
to change thy way? thou also shalt be
ashamed of Egypt, as thou wast
ashamed of Assyria.

    37 Yea, thou shalt go forth from
him, and thine hands upon thine head:
for the Lord hath rejected thy
confidences, and thou shalt not
prosper in them.


Section 1


Genesis 6:5

    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.

***
Proverbs 6:16-19

    16 #These six things doth the Lord
hate: yea, seven are an abomination
unto him:

    17 A proud look, a lying tongue,
and hands that shed innocent blood,

    18 An heart that deviseth wicked
imaginations, feet that be swift in
running to mischief,

    19 A false witness that speaketh
lies, and he that soweth discord
among brethren.

***
II Corinthians 10:2,4,5

    2 But I beseech you, that I may not
be bold when I am present with that
confidence, wherewith I think to be
bold against some, which think of us
as if we walked according to the
flesh.

    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;

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 301:24(begin Delusion)


    (Inverted images and ideas) Delusion, sin, disease, and death arise from the false testimony of material sense, which, from a supposed standpoint outside the focal distance of infinite Spirit, presents an inverted image of Mind and substance with everything turned upside down.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 305:20-22

    (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.

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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 538:19


    (Contrasted testimony)
    Until that which contradicts the truth of being enters into the arena, evil has no history, and evil is brought into view only as the unreal in contradistinction to the real and eternal.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 502:9-14

    (Deflection of being)
    Spiritually followed, the book of Genesis is the history of the untrue image of God, named a sinful mortal. This deflection of being, rightly viewed, serves to suggest the proper reflection of God and the spiritual actuality of man, as given in the first chapter of Genesis.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 300:13


    (The tares and wheat)
    The temporal and unreal never touch the eternal and real. The mutable and imperfect never touch the immutable and perfect. The inharmonious and self-destructive never touch the harmonious and self-existent. These opposite qualities are the tares and wheat, which never really mingle, though (to mortal sight) they grow side by side until the harvest; then, Science separates the wheat from the tares, through the realization of God as ever present and of man as reflecting the divine likeness.


Section 2


Exodus 18:10,11

    10 And Jethro said, Blessed be the
Lord, who hath delivered you out of
the hand of the Egyptians, and out of
the hand of Pharaoh, who hath
delivered the people from under the
hand of the Egyptians.

    11 Now I know that the Lord is
greater than all gods: for in the
thing wherein they dealt proudly he
was above them.

***
Psalm 10:4,7

    4 The wicked, through the pride of
his countenance, will not seek after
God: God is not in all his thoughts.

    7 His mouth is full of cursing and
deceit and fraud: under his tongue is
mischief and vanity.

***
Proverbs 30:12,13

    12 There is a generation that are
pure in their own eyes, and yet is
not washed from their filthiness.

    13 There is a generation, O how
lofty are their eyes! and their
eyelids are lifted up.

***
Luke 1:46,49,51

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

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

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

***
James 4:6

    6 But he giveth more grace.
Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the
proud, but giveth grace unto the
humble.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 142:18


    (Temple cleansed)
    As in Jesus' time, so to-day, tyranny and pride need to be whipped out of the temple, and humility and divine Science to be welcomed in. The strong cords of scientific demonstration, as twisted and wielded by Jesus, are still needed to purge the temples of their vain traffic in worldly worship and to make them meet dwelling-places for the Most High.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 448:2-5


    (Wicked evasions)
    Blindness and self-righteousness cling fast to iniquity. When the Publican's wail went out to the great heart of Love, it won his humble desire.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 8:1


    (Danger from audible prayer)
    A wordy prayer may afford a quiet sense of self-justification, though it makes the sinner a hypocrite. We never need to despair of an honest heart; but there is little hope for those who come only spasmodically face to face with their wickedness and then seek to hide it. Their prayers are indexes which do not correspond with their character. They hold secret fellowship with sin, and such externals are spoken of by Jesus as "like unto whited sepulchres . . . full . . . of all uncleanness."

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 64:8-10


    (Benevolence hindered)
    Pride, envy, or jealousy seems on most occasions to be the master of ceremonies, ruling out primitive Christianity.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 205:15


    (Perceiving the divine image)
    Befogged in error (the error of believing that matter can be intelligent for good or evil), we can catch clear glimpses of God only as the mists disperse, or as they melt into such thinness that we perceive the divine image in some word or deed which indicates the true idea, - the supremacy and reality of good, the nothingness and unreality of evil.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 483:32

(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


    (Science the way)
    Christianity will never be based on a divine Principle and so found to be unerring, until its absolute Science is reached. When this is accomplished, neither pride, prejudice, bigotry, nor envy can wash away its foundation, for it is built upon the rock, Christ.


Section 3


Exodus 23:1

    1 Thou shalt not raise a false
report: put not thine hand with the
wicked to be an unrighteous witness.

***
Psalm 31:18

    18 Let the lying lips be put to
silence; which speak grievous things
proudly and contemptuously against
the righteous.

***
Micah 6:11,12

    11 Shall I count them pure with the
wicked balances, and with the bag of
deceitful weights?

    12 For the rich men thereof are
full of violence, and the inhabitants
thereof have spoken lies, and their
tongue is deceitful in their mouth.

***
John 8:45,46

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

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

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 70:2-6


    (The infinite one Spirit)
    The testimony of the corporeal senses cannot inform us what is real and what is delusive, but the revelations of Christian Science unlock the treasures of Truth. Whatever is false or sinful can never enter the atmosphere of Spirit.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 357:7-9


    (Two infinite creators absurd)
    Jesus said of personified evil, that it was "a liar, and the father of it." Truth creates neither a lie, a capacity to lie, nor a liar.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 542:5


    (Murder brings its curse)
    Though error hides behind a lie and excuses guilt, error cannot forever be concealed. Truth, through her eternal laws, unveils error. Truth causes sin to betray itself, and sets upon error the mark of the beast. Even the disposition to excuse guilt or to conceal it is punished. The avoidance of justice and the denial of truth tend to perpetuate sin, invoke crime, jeopardize self-control, and mock divine mercy.

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.


Section 4


Leviticus 19:17,18

    17 #Thou shalt not hate thy brother
in thine heart: thou shalt in any
wise rebuke thy neighbour, and not
suffer sin upon him.

    18 #Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear
any grudge against the children of
thy people, but thou shalt love thy
neighbour as thyself: I am the Lord.

***
Proverbs 10:12

    12 Hatred stirreth up strifes: but
love covereth all sins.
Proverbs 26:24,25

    24 He that hateth dissembleth with
his lips, and layeth up deceit within
him;

    25 When he speaketh fair, believe
him not: for there are seven
abominations in his heart.

***
Matthew 5:43-45

    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.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 569:11


    (The robe of Science)
    He that touches the hem of Christ's robe and masters his mortal beliefs, animality, and hate, rejoices in the proof of healing, - in a sweet and certain sense that God is Love. Alas for those who break faith with divine Science and fail to strangle the serpent of sin as well as of sickness! They are dwellers still in the deep darkness of belief. They are in the surging sea of error, not struggling to lift their heads above the drowning wave.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 241:8


    (The doom of sin) The sensualist's affections are as imaginary, whimsical, and unreal as his pleasures. Falsehood, envy, hypocrisy, malice, hate, revenge, and so forth, steal away the treasures of Truth. Stripped of its coverings, what a mocking spectacle is sin!

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 289:9


    (Wickedness is not man)
    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.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 454:9


    (Impotence of hate)
    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 - 571:15


    (The armor of divinity)
    At all times and under all circumstances, overcome evil with good. Know thyself, and God will supply the wisdom and the occasion for a victory over evil. Clad in the panoply of Love, human hatred cannot reach you. The cement of a higher humanity will unite all interests in the one divinity.


Section 5


Deuteronomy 7:9,11,12,15

    9 Know therefore that the Lord thy
God, he is God, the faithful God,
which keepeth covenant and mercy with
them that love him and keep his
commandments to a thousand
generations;

    11 Thou shalt therefore keep the
commandments, and the statutes, and
the judgments, which I command thee
this day, to do them.

    12 #Wherefore it shall come to
pass, if ye hearken to these
judgments, and keep, and do them,
that the Lord thy God shall keep unto
thee the covenant and the mercy which
he sware unto thy fathers:

    15 And the Lord will take away from
thee all sickness, and will put none
of the evil diseases of Egypt, which
thou knowest, upon thee; but will lay
them upon all them that hate thee.

***
Matthew 9:10-13

    10 #And it came to pass, as Jesus
sat at meat in the house, behold,
many publicans and sinners came and
sat down with him and his disciples.

    11 And when the Pharisees saw it,
they said unto his disciples, Why
eateth your Master with publicans and
sinners?

    12 But when Jesus heard that, he
said unto them, They that be whole
need not a physician, but they that
are sick.

    13 But go ye and learn what that
meaneth, I will have mercy, and not
sacrifice: for I am not come to call
the righteous, but sinners to
repentance.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 445:21


    (Divine energy)
    Self-seeking, envy, passion, pride, hatred, and revenge are cast out by the divine Mind which heals disease. The human will which maketh and worketh a lie, hiding the divine Principle of harmony, is destructive to health, and is the cause of disease rather than its cure.

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?

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 411:13


    (Evils cast out)
    It is recorded that once Jesus asked the name of a disease, - a disease which moderns would call dementia. The demon, or evil, replied that his name was Legion. Thereupon Jesus cast out the evil, and the insane man was changed and straightway became whole. The Scripture seems to import that Jesus caused the evil to be self-seen and so destroyed.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 188:3


    (Embryonic sinful thoughts)
    What is termed disease does not exist. It is neither mind nor matter. 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 - 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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 417:20

    (Disease to be made unreal)
    To the Christian Science healer, sickness is a dream from which the patient needs to be awakened. Disease should not appear real to the physician, since it is demonstrable that the way to cure the patient is to make disease unreal to him. To do this, the physician must understand the unreality of disease in Science.


Section 6


Proverbs 14:12

    12 There is a way which seemeth
right unto a man, but the end thereof
are the ways of death.

***
Romans 6:16

    16 Know ye not, that to whom ye
yield yourselves servants to obey,
his servants ye are to whom ye obey;
whether of sin unto death, or of
obedience unto righteousness?

***
James 1:13-15

    13 Let no man say when he is
tempted, I am tempted of God: for God
cannot be tempted with evil, neither
tempteth he any man:

    14 But every man is tempted, when
he is drawn away of his own lust, and
enticed.

    15 Then when lust hath conceived,
it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when
it is finished, bringeth forth death.

***
Proverbs 10:2

    2 Treasures of wickedness profit
nothing: but righteousness delivereth
from death.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 286:31-4


    (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.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 196:6


    (Sin destroyed through suffering)
    Better the suffering which awakens mortal mind from its fleshly dream, than the false pleasures which tend to perpetuate this dream. Sin alone brings death, for sin is the only element of destruction.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 42:5


    (A belief in death)
    The universal belief in death is of no advantage. It cannot make Life or Truth apparent. Death will be found at length to be a mortal dream, which comes in darkness and disappears with the light.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 289:14-24


    (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.

Subheadings in this lesson

14 1 - Inverted images and ideas
14 1 - Inverted images
14 1 - The real and the unreal
14 1 - Contrasted testimony
14 1 - Deflection of being
14 1 - The tares and wheat
14 2 - Temple cleansed
14 2 - Wicked evasions
14 2 - Danger from audible prayer
14 2 - Benevolence hindered
14 2 - Perceiving the divine image
14 2 - Science the way
14 3 - The infinite one Spirit
14 3 - Two infinite creators absurd
14 3 - Murder brings its curse
14 3 - Real and counterfeit
14 4 - The robe of Science
14 4 - The doom of sin
14 4 - Wickedness is not man
14 4 - Impotence of hate
14 4 - The armor of divinity
14 5 - Divine energy
14 5 - Divine fulfilment
14 5 - Evils cast out
14 5 - Embryonic sinful thoughts
14 5 - No real disease
14 5 - Disease to be made unreal
14 6 - Spiritual thoughts
14 6 - Sin destroyed through suffering
14 6 - A belief in death
14 6 - Death but an illusion


October 5,1902

Subject: 15

ARE SIN, DISEASE, AND DEATH REAL?

o2oo



-- Golden Text --

Ezekiel 34:15,16

    15 I will feed my flock, and I will
cause them to lie down, saith the
Lord God.

    16 I will seek that which was lost,
and bring again that which was driven
away, and will bind up that which was
broken, and will strengthen that
which was sick: but I will destroy
the fat and the strong; I will feed
them with judgment.


Responsive Reading


Isaiah 38:9-20

    9 #The writing of Hezekiah king of
Judah, when he had been sick, and was
recovered of his sickness:

    10 I said in the cutting off of my
days, I shall go to the gates of the
grave: I am deprived of the residue
of my years.

    11 I said, I shall not see the
Lord, even the Lord, in the land of
the living: I shall behold man no
more with the inhabitants of the
world.

    12 Mine age is departed, and is
removed from me as a shepherd's tent:
I have cut off like a weaver my life:
he will cut me off with pining
sickness: from day even to night wilt
thou make an end of me.

    13 I reckoned till morning, that,
as a lion, so will he break all my
bones: from day even to night wilt
thou make an end of me.

    14 Like a crane or a swallow, so
did I chatter: I did mourn as a dove:
mine eyes fail with looking upward: O
Lord, I am oppressed; undertake for
me.

    15 What shall I say? he hath both
spoken unto me, and himself hath done
it: I shall go softly all my years in
the bitterness of my soul.

    16 O Lord, by these things men
live, and in all these things is the
life of my spirit: so wilt thou
recover me, and make me to live.

    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.

    19 The living, the living, he shall
praise thee, as I do this day: the
father to the children shall make
known thy truth.

    20 The Lord was ready to save me:
therefore we will sing my songs to
the stringed instruments all the days
of our life in the house of the Lord.


Section 1


Deuteronomy 29:9,18-26

    9 Keep therefore the words of this
covenant, and do them, that ye may
prosper in all that ye do.

    18 Lest there should be among you
man, or woman, or family, or tribe,
whose heart turneth away this day
from the Lord our God, to go and
serve the gods of these nations; lest
there should be among you a root that
beareth gall and wormwood;

    19 And it come to pass, when he
heareth the words of this curse, that
he bless himself in his heart,
saying, I shall have peace, though I
walk in the imagination of mine
heart, to add drunkenness to thirst:

    20 The Lord will not spare him, but
then the anger of the Lord and his
jealousy shall smoke against that
man, and all the curses that are
written in this book shall lie upon
him, and the Lord shall blot out his
name from under heaven.

    21 And the Lord shall separate him
unto evil out of all the tribes of
Israel, according to all the curses
of the covenant that are written in
this book of the law:

    22 So that the generation to come
of your children that shall rise up
after you, and the stranger that
shall come from a far land, shall
say, when they see the plagues of
that land, and the sicknesses which
the Lord hath laid upon it;

    23 And that the whole land thereof
is brimstone, and salt, and burning,
that it is not sown, nor beareth, nor
any grass groweth therein, like the
overthrow of Sodom, and Gomorrah,
Admah, and Zeboim, which the Lord
overthrew in his anger, and in his
wrath:

    24 Even all nations shall say,
Wherefore hath the Lord done thus
unto this land? what meaneth the heat
of this great anger?

    25 Then men shall say, Because they
have forsaken the covenant of the
Lord God of their fathers, which he
made with them when he brought them
forth out of the land of Egypt:

    26 For they went and served other
gods, and worshipped them, gods whom
they knew not, and whom he had not
given unto them:
Deuteronomy 30:19,20

    19 I call heaven and earth to
record this day against you, that I
have set before you life and death,
blessing and cursing: therefore
choose life, that both thou and thy
seed may 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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 473:4-12

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


    (Christ the ideal Truth)
    The Science of Mind disposes of all evil. Truth, God, is not the father of error. Sin, sickness, and death are to be classified as effects of error. Christ came to destroy the belief of sin. The God-principle is omnipresent and omnipotent. God is everywhere, and nothing apart from Him is present or has power. Christ is the ideal Truth, that comes to heal sickness and sin through Christian Science, and attributes all power to God.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 347:23


    (Essential element of Christianity)
    If Christian Science takes away the popular gods, - sin, sickness, and death, - it is Christ, Truth, who destroys these evils, and so proves their nothingness.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 396:14


    (False testimony refuted)
    The refutation of the testimony of material sense is not a difficult task in view of the conceded falsity of this testimony. The refutation becomes arduous, not because the testimony of sin or disease is true, but solely on account of the tenacity of belief in its truth, due to the force of education and the overwhelming weight of opinions on the wrong side, - all teaching that the body suffers, as if matter could have sensation.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 395:6

    (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. 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 2


Psalm 40:11-13,16,17

    11 Withhold not thou thy tender
mercies from me, O Lord: let thy
lovingkindness and thy truth
continually preserve me.

    12 For innumerable evils have
compassed me about: mine iniquities
have taken hold upon me, so that I am
not able to look up; they are more
than the hairs of mine head:
therefore my heart faileth me.

    13 Be pleased, O Lord, to deliver
me: O Lord, make haste to help me.

    16 Let all those that seek thee
rejoice and be glad in thee: let such
as love thy salvation say
continually, The Lord be magnified.

    17 But I am poor and needy; yet the
Lord thinketh upon me: thou art my
help and my deliverer; make no
tarrying, O my God.

***
Exodus 23:23-25

    23 For mine Angel shall go before
thee, and bring thee in unto the
Amorites, and the Hittites, and the
Perizzites, and the Canaanites, the
Hivites, and the Jebusites: and I
will cut them off.

    24 Thou shalt not bow down to their
gods, nor serve them; nor do after
their works: but thou shalt utterly
overthrow them, and quite break down
their images.

    25 And ye shall serve the Lord your
God, and he shall bless thy bread,
and thy water; and I will take
sickness away from the midst of thee.

***
Jeremiah 30:17

    17 For I will restore health unto
thee, and I will heal thee of thy
wounds, saith the Lord; because they
called thee an Outcast, saying, This
is Zion, whom no man seeketh after.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 384:5


    (Corporeal penalties)
    Let us reassure ourselves with the law of Love. 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 - 369:14

    (The Christ treatment)
    We never read that Luke or Paul made a reality of disease in order to discover some means of healing it. Jesus never asked if disease were acute or chronic, and he never recommended attention to laws of health, never gave drugs, never prayed to know if God were willing that a man should live. He understood man, whose Life is God, to be immortal, and knew that man has not two lives, one to be destroyed and the other to be made indestructible.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 356:9-14


    (Irreconcilable differences)
    Jesus reasoned on this subject practically, and controlled sickness, sin, and death on the basis of his spirituality. Understanding the nothingness of material things, he spoke of flesh and Spirit as the two opposites, - as error and Truth, not contributing in any way to each other's happiness and existence.

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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 391:7,29-2

    (Righteous rebellion)
    Instead of blind and calm submission to the incipient or advanced stages of disease, rise in rebellion against them. Banish the belief that you can possibly entertain a single intruding pain which cannot be ruled out by the might of Mind, and in this way you can prevent the development of pain in the body. No law of God hinders this result. 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.
    (Sin to be overcome)
    Mentally contradict every complaint from the body, and rise to the true consciousness of Life as Love, - as all that is pure, and bearing the fruits of Spirit. 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.


Section 3


Hosea 7:1,2

    1 When I would have healed Israel,
then the iniquity of Ephraim was
discovered, and the wickedness of
Samaria: for they commit falsehood;
and the thief cometh in, and the
troop of robbers spoileth without.

    2 And they consider not in their
hearts that I remember all their
wickedness: now their own doings have
beset them about; they are before my
face.

***
Jeremiah 8:9,11,14,15,22

    9 The wise men are ashamed, they
are dismayed and taken: lo, they have
rejected the word of the Lord; and
what wisdom is in them?

    11 For they have healed the hurt of
the daughter of my people slightly,
saying, Peace, peace; when there is
no peace.

    14 Why do we sit still? assemble
yourselves, and let us enter into the
defenced cities, and let us be silent
there: for the Lord our God hath put
us to silence, and given us water of
gall to drink, because we have sinned
against the Lord.

    15 We looked for peace, but no good
came; and for a time of health, and
behold trouble!

    22 Is there no balm in Gilead; is
there no physician there? why then is
not the health of the daughter of my
people recovered?

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 - 327:8


    (Image of the beast)
    What a pitiful sight is malice, finding pleasure in revenge! Evil is sometimes a man's highest conception of right, until his grasp on good grows stronger. Then he loses pleasure in wickedness, and it becomes his torment. The way to escape the misery of sin is to cease sinning. There is no other way. Sin is the image of the beast to be effaced by the sweat of agony. It is a moral madness which rushes forth to clamor with midnight and tempest.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 296:16-21

    (Scientific purgation)
    Mortal belief must lose all satisfaction in error and sin in order to part with them.
    Whether mortals will learn this sooner or later, and how long they will suffer the pangs of destruction, depends upon the tenacity of error.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 390:7


    (Ultimate harmony)
    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.


Section 4


Psalm 32:1,2,5

    1 Blessed is he whose
transgression is forgiven, whose sin
is covered.

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

    5 I acknowledged my sin unto thee,
and mine iniquity have I not hid. I
said, I will confess my
transgressions unto the Lord; and
thou forgavest the iniquity of my
sin.

***
Isaiah 44:21,22

    21 #Remember these, O Jacob and
Israel; for thou art my servant: I
have formed thee; thou art my
servant: O Israel, thou shalt not be
forgotten of me.

    22 I have blotted out, as a thick
cloud, thy transgressions, and, as a
cloud, thy sins: return unto me; for
I have redeemed thee.

***
Jeremiah 31:34

    34 And they shall teach no more
every man his neighbour, and every
man his brother, saying, Know the
Lord: for they shall all know me,
from the least of them unto the
greatest of them, saith the Lord: for
I will forgive their iniquity, and I
will remember their sin no more.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 354:26


    (Scientific consistency)
    Sin should become unreal to every one. It is in itself inconsistent, a divided kingdom. Its supposed realism has no divine authority, and I rejoice in the apprehension of this grand verity.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 339:1

  (- MORTAL MIND - Sin)


    (-30- Divine pardon)
    XXX. The destruction of sin is the divine method of pardon. Divine Life destroys death, Truth destroys error, and Love destroys hate. Being destroyed, sin needs no other form of forgiveness. Does not God's pardon, destroying any one sin, prophesy and involve the final destruction of all sin?

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 316:3

    (Jesus as mediator)
    The real man being linked by Science to his Maker, mortals need only turn from sin and lose sight of mortal selfhood to find Christ, the real man and his relation to God, and to recognize the divine sonship. Christ, Truth, was demonstrated through Jesus to prove the power of Spirit over the flesh, - to show that Truth is made manifest by its effects upon the human mind and body, healing sickness and destroying sin.


Section 5


Job 16:16,22

    16 My face is foul with weeping,
and on my eyelids is the shadow of
death;

    22 When a few years are come, then
I shall go the way whence I shall not
return.

***
Ecclesiastes 12:1,5

    1 Remember now thy Creator in the
days of thy youth, while the evil
days come not, nor the years draw
nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no
pleasure in them;

    5 Also when they shall be afraid of
that which is high, and fears shall
be in the way, and the almond tree
shall flourish, and the grasshopper
shall be a burden, and desire shall
fail: because man goeth to his long
home, and the mourners go about the
streets:

***
Proverbs 11:19

    19 As righteousness tendeth to
life: so he that pursueth evil
pursueth it to his own death.

***
I Corinthians 15:26

    26 The last enemy that shall be
destroyed is death.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 275:25


    (The divine completeness)
    Our material human theories are destitute of Science. The true understanding of God is spiritual. It robs the grave of victory. It destroys the false evidence that misleads thought and points to other gods, or other so-called powers, such as matter, disease, sin, and death, superior or contrary to the one Spirit.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 337:29

  (- MORTAL MIND - Death)

    (-28- Truth demonstrated)
    XXVIII. Subject sickness, sin, and death to the rule of health and holiness in Christian Science, and you ascertain that this Science is demonstrably true, for it heals the sick and sinning as no other system can. Christian Science, rightly understood, leads to eternal harmony. It brings to light the only living and true God and man as made in His likeness; ;whereas the opposite belief - that man originates in matter and has beginning and end, that he is both soul and body, both good and evil, both spiritual and material - terminates in discord and mortality, in the error which must be destroyed by Truth. The mortality of material man proves that error has been ingrafted into the premises and conclusions of material and mortal humanity.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 283:1,13-15,21

    (Truth is not inverted)
    As mortals begin to understand Spirit, they give up the belief that there is any true existence apart from God.
    (Source of all life and action)
    But what say prevalent theories? They insist that Life, or God, is one and the same with material life so-called.
    (Spiritual structure)
    This false belief as to what really constitutes life so detracts from God's character and nature, that the true sense of His power is lost to all who cling to this falsity. The divine Principle, or Life, cannot be practically demonstrated in length of days, as it was by the patriarchs, unless its Science be accurately stated. We must receive the divine Principle in the understanding, and live it in daily life; and unless we so do, we can no more demonstrate Science, than we can teach and illustrate geometry by calling a curve a straight line or a straight line a sphere.


Section 6


Genesis 5:24

    24 And Enoch walked with God: and
he was not; for God took him.

***
Hebrews 11:5

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

***
II Kings 2:1,11,12

    1 And it came to pass, when the
Lord would take up Elijah into heaven
by a whirlwind, that Elijah went with
Elisha from Gilgal.

    11 And it came to pass, as they
still went on, and talked, that,
behold, there appeared a chariot of
fire, and horses of fire, and parted
them both asunder; and Elijah went up
by a whirlwind into heaven.

    12 #And Elisha saw it, and he
cried, My father, my father, the
chariot of Israel, and the horsemen
thereof. And he saw him no more: and
he took hold of his own clothes, and
rent them in two pieces.

***
Revelation 21:3,4

    3 And I heard a great voice out of
heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle
of God is with men, and he will dwell
with them, and they shall be his
people, and God himself shall be with
them, and be their God.

    4 And God shall wipe away all tears
from their eyes; and there shall be
no more death, neither sorrow, nor
crying, neither shall there be any
more pain: for the former things are
passed away.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 289:27-2


    (Spiritual offspring)
    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.
    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.

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.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 265:3-15


    (Godward gravitation)
    Man understands spiritual existence in proportion as his treasures of Truth and Love are enlarged. Mortals must gravitate Godward, their affections and aims grow spiritual, - they must near the broader interpretations of being, and gain some proper sense of the infinite, - in order that sin and mortality may be put off.
    This scientific sense of being, forsaking matter for Spirit, by no means suggests man's absorption into Deity and the loss of his identity, but confers upon man enlarged individuality, a wider sphere of thought and action, a more expansive love, a higher and more permanent peace.

Subheadings in this lesson

15 1 - Christ the ideal Truth
15 1 - Essential element of Christianity
15 1 - False testimony refuted
15 1 - Divine authority
15 2 - Corporeal penalties
15 2 - The Christ treatment
15 2 - Irreconcilable differences
15 2 - Christian history
15 2 - Righteous rebellion
15 2 - Sin to be overcome
15 3 - Proof from miracles
15 3 - Image of the beast
15 3 - Scientific purgation
15 3 - Ultimate harmony
15 4 - Scientific consistency
15 4 - -30- Divine pardon
15 4 - Jesus as mediator
15 5 - The divine completeness
15 5 - -28- Truth demonstrated
15 5 - Truth is not inverted
15 5 - Source of all life and action
15 5 - Spiritual structure
15 6 - Spiritual offspring
15 6 - Music, rhythm of head and heart
15 6 - Godward gravitation


October 12,1902

Subject: 16

DOCTRINE OF ATONEMENT.

2ooo



-- Golden Text --

John 17:22

    22 And the glory which thou gavest
me I have given them; that they may be
one, even as we are one:


Responsive Reading


Colossians 1:3,10,12-15,19-23,26-28

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

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

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

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

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

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

    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:

    23 If ye continue in the faith
grounded and settled, and be not
moved away from the hope of the
gospel, which ye have heard, and
which was preached to every creature
which is under heaven; whereof I Paul
am made a minister;

    26 Even the mystery which hath been
hid from ages and from generations,
but now is made manifest to his
saints:

    27 To whom God would make known
what is the riches of the glory of
this mystery among the Gentiles;
which is Christ in you, the hope of
glory:

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


Section 1


Exodus 20:1,3

    1 And God spake all these words,
saying,

    3 Thou shalt have no other gods
before me.

***
Deuteronomy 6:4,5

    4 Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God
is one Lord:

    5 And thou shalt love the Lord thy
God with all thine heart, and with all
thy soul, and with all thy might.

***
Leviticus 18:5

    5 Ye shall therefore keep my
statutes, and my judgments: which if
a man do, he shall live in them: I am
the Lord.

***
John 6:28,29,37,45

    28 Then said they unto him, What
shall we do, that we might work the
works of God?

    29 Jesus answered and said unto
them, This is the work of God, that
ye believe on him whom he hath sent.

    37 All that the Father giveth me
shall come to me; and him that cometh
to me I will in no wise cast out.

    45 It is written in the prophets,
And they shall be all taught of God.
Every man therefore that hath heard,
and hath learned of the Father,
cometh unto me.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 18:1-9


    (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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 52:1

    (Master's business)
    From early boyhood he was about his "Father's business." His pursuits lay far apart from theirs. His master was Spirit; their master was matter. He served God; they served mammon. His affections were pure; theirs were carnal. His senses drank in the spiritual evidence of health, holiness, and life; their senses testified oppositely, and absorbed the material evidence of sin, sickness, and death.

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."

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 183:21


    (Laws of nature spiritual)
    Divine Mind rightly demands man's entire obedience, affection, and strength. No reservation is made for any lesser loyalty. Obedience to Truth gives man power and strength. Submission to error superinduces loss of power.


Section 2


Psalm 51:1-4,10

    1 Have mercy upon me, O God,
according to thy lovingkindness:
according unto the multitude of thy
tender mercies blot out my
transgressions.

    2 Wash me throughly from mine
iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.


    3 For I acknowledge my
transgressions: and my sin is ever
before me.

    4 Against thee, thee only, have I
sinned, and done this evil in thy
sight: that thou mightest be
justified when thou speakest, and be
clear when thou judgest.

    10 Create in me a clean heart, O
God; and renew a right spirit within
me.

***
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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 19:17-24


    (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.

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 3


John 15:13

    13 Greater love hath no man than
this, that a man lay down his life
for his friends.
John 10:15,17,18

    15 As the Father knoweth me, even
so know I the Father: and I lay down
my life for the sheep.

    17 Therefore doth my Father love
me, because I lay down my life, that
I might take it again.

    18 No man taketh it from me, but I
lay it down of myself. I have power to
lay it down, and I have power to take
it again. This commandment have I
received of my Father.

***
I John 3:16

    16 Hereby perceive we the love of
God, because he laid down his life
for us: and we ought to lay down our
lives for the brethren.

***
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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 23:1-5


    (Justice and substitution)
    Wisdom and Love may require many sacrifices of self to save us from sin. One sacrifice, however great, is insufficient to pay the debt of sin. The atonement requires constant self-immolation on the sinner's part.

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

    (Proof in practice)
    Jesus' teaching and practice of Truth involved such a sacrifice as makes us admit its Principle to be Love. This was the precious import of our Master's sinless career and of his demonstration of power over death. He proved by his deeds that Christian Science destroys sickness, sin, and death.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 51:6

    (Life-power indestructible)
    Jesus could have withdrawn himself from his enemies. He had power to lay down a human sense of life for his spiritual identity in the likeness of the divine; but he allowed men to attempt the destruction of the mortal body in order that he might furnish the proof of immortal life. Nothing could kill this Life of man. Jesus could give his temporal life into his enemies' hands; but when his earth-mission was accomplished, his spiritual life, indestructible and eternal, was found forever the same. He knew that matter had no life and that real Life is God; therefore he could no more be separated from his spiritual Life than God could be extinguished.

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 4


Romans 3:10,11,19

    10 As it is written, There is none
righteous, no, not one:

    11 There is none that
understandeth, there is none that
seeketh after God.

    19 Now we know that what things
soever the law saith, it saith to
them who are under the law: that
every mouth may be stopped, and all
the world may become guilty before
God.
Romans 5:8-11

    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.

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.

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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 20:27-5

    (Behest of the cross)
    St. Paul wrote, "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;" that is, let us put aside material self and sense, and seek the divine Principle and Science of all healing.
    (Moral victory)
    If Truth is overcoming error in your daily walk and conversation, you can finally say, "I have fought a good fight . . . I have kept the faith," because you are a better man. This is having our part in the at-one-ment with Truth and Love.


Section 5


Matthew 11:27

    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.

***
Galatians 1:11,12

    11 But I certify you, brethren,
that the gospel which was preached of
me is not after man.

    12 For I neither received it of
man, neither was I taught it, but by
the revelation of Jesus Christ.

***
John 5:19,20,24

    19 Then answered Jesus and said
unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto
you, The Son can do nothing of
himself, but what he seeth the Father
do: for what things soever he doeth,
these also doeth the Son likewise.

    20 For the Father loveth the Son,
and sheweth him all things that
himself doeth: and he will shew him
greater works than these, that ye may
marvel.

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 288:27


    (The Christ-element)
    Science reveals the glorious possibilities of immortal man, forever unlimited by the mortal senses. The Christ-element in the Messiah made him the Way-shower, Truth and Life.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 286:9-11

    (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."

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 98:31


    (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). Truth has furnished the key to the kingdom, and with this key Christian Science has opened the door of the human understanding. None may pick the lock nor enter by some other door. The ordinary teachings are material and not spiritual. Christian Science teaches only that which is spiritual and divine, and not human. Christian Science is unerring and Divine; the human sense of things errs because it is human.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 24:11


    (Radical changes)
    He to whom "the arm of the Lord" is revealed will believe our report, and rise into newness of life with regeneration. This is having part in the atonement; this is the understanding, in which Jesus suffered and triumphed. The time is not distant when the ordinary theological views of atonement will undergo a great change, - a change as radical as that which has come over popular opinions in regard to predestination and future punishment.


Section 6


Romans 8:1-3,11,14,19,21

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

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

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

    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.

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

    19 For the earnest expectation of
the creature waiteth for the
manifestation of the sons of God.

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

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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 322:3-9


    (Standpoints changed)
    When understanding changes the standpoints of life and intelligence from a material to a spiritual basis, we shall gain the reality of Life, the control of Soul over sense, and we shall perceive Christianity, or Truth, in its divine Principle. This must be the climax before harmonious and immortal man is obtained and his capabilities revealed.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 76:22-29


    (Immaterial pleasure)
    The sinless joy, - the perfect harmony and immortality of Life, possessing unlimited divine beauty and goodness without a single bodily pleasure or pain, - constitutes the only veritable, indestructible man, whose being is spiritual. This state of existence is scientific and intact, - a perfection discernible only by those who have the final understanding of Christ in divine Science.

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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 285:3


    (Our physical insensibility to Spirit)
    This Science of being obtains not alone hereafter in what men call Paradise, but here and now; it is the great fact of being for time and eternity.

Subheadings in this lesson

16 1 - Divine oneness
16 1 - Master's business
16 1 - Effective triumph
16 1 - Laws of nature spiritual
16 2 - Efficacious repentance
16 2 - Final purpose
16 2 - Sorrow and reformation
16 3 - Justice and substitution
16 3 - Proof in practice
16 3 - Life-power indestructible
16 3 - Paean of jubilee
16 4 - Human reconciliation
16 4 - Material pleasures
16 4 - Behest of the cross
16 4 - Moral victory
16 5 - The Christ-element
16 5 - Salvation is through reform
16 5 - Key to the kingdom
16 5 - Radical changes
16 6 - Within the veil
16 6 - Standpoints changed
16 6 - Immaterial pleasure
16 6 - Vapor and nothingness
16 6 - Our physical insensibility to Spirit


October 19,1902

Subject: 17

PROBATION AFTER DEATH.

ooo3



-- Golden Text --

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?


Responsive Reading


I Peter 3:17-20

    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:

    19 By which also he went and
preached unto the spirits in prison;

    20 Which sometime were disobedient,
when once the longsuffering of God
waited in the days of Noah, while the
ark was a preparing, wherein few,
that is, eight souls were saved by
water.
I Peter 4:1-8

    1 Forasmuch then as Christ hath
suffered for us in the flesh, arm
yourselves likewise with the same
mind: for he that hath suffered in
the flesh hath ceased from sin;

    2 That he no longer should live the
rest of his time in the flesh to the
lusts of men, but to the will of God.


    3 For the time past of our life may
suffice us to have wrought the will
of the Gentiles, when we walked in
lasciviousness, lusts, excess of
wine, revellings, banquetings, and
abominable idolatries:

    4 Wherein they think it strange
that ye run not with them to the same
excess of riot, speaking evil of you:


    5 Who shall give account to him
that is ready to judge the quick and
the dead.

    6 For for this cause was the gospel
preached also to them that are dead,
that they might be judged according
to men in the flesh, but live
according to God in the spirit.

    7 But the end of all things is at
hand: be ye therefore sober, and
watch unto prayer.

    8 And above all things have fervent
charity among yourselves: for charity
shall cover the multitude of sins.


Section 1


Job 8:3

    3 Doth God pervert judgment? or
doth the Almighty pervert justice?
Job 34:11,12

    11 For the work of a man shall he
render unto him, and cause every man
to find according to his ways.

    12 Yea, surely God will not do
wickedly, neither will the Almighty
pervert judgment.

***
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.

***
Luke 11:11-13

    11 If a son shall ask bread of any
of you that is a father, will he give
him a stone? or if he ask a fish,
will he for a fish give him a
serpent?

    12 Or if he shall ask an egg, will
he offer him a scorpion?

    13 If ye then, being evil, know how
to give good gifts unto your
children: how much more shall your
heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit
to them that ask him?

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 36:19


    (Righteous retribution)
    A selfish and limited mind may be unjust, but the unlimited and divine Mind is the immortal law of justice as well as of mercy. It is quite as impossible for sinners to receive their full punishment this side of the grave as for this world to bestow on the righteous their full reward. It is useless to suppose that the wicked can gloat over their offences to the last moment and then be suddenly pardoned and pushed into heaven, or that the hand of Love is satisfied with giving us only toil, sacrifice, cross-bearing, multiplied trials, and mockery of our motives in return for our efforts at well doing.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 2:8-11


    (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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 518:19-21


    (Assistance in brotherhood)
    Love giveth to the least spiritual idea might, immortality, and goodness, which shine through all as the blossom shines through the bud.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 494:10

(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


    (Inexhaustible divine Love) Divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need. It is not well to imagine that Jesus demonstrated the divine power to heal only for a select number or for a limited period of time, since to all mankind and in every hour, divine Love supplies all good.


Section 2


Daniel 9:20-22,24

    20 #And whiles I was speaking, and
praying, and confessing my sin and the
sin of my people Israel, and
presenting my supplication before the
Lord my God for the holy mountain of
my God;

    21 Yea, whiles I was speaking in
prayer, even the man Gabriel, whom I
had seen in the vision at the
beginning, being caused to fly
swiftly, touched me about the time of
the evening oblation.

    22 And he informed me, and talked
with me, and said, O Daniel, I am now
come forth to give thee skill and
understanding.

    24 Seventy weeks are determined
upon thy people and upon thy holy
city, to finish the transgression,
and to make an end of sins, and to
make reconciliation for iniquity, and
to bring in everlasting
righteousness, and to seal up the
vision and prophecy, and to anoint
the most Holy.

***
John 12:23,31

    23 #And Jesus answered them,
saying, The hour is come, that the
Son of man should be glorified.

    31 Now is the judgment of this
world: now shall the prince of this
world be cast out.

***
Revelation 12:9

    9 And the great dragon was cast
out, that old serpent, called the
Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the
whole world: he was cast out into the
earth, and his angels were cast out
with him.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 476:6(only)

(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)
    Error, urged to its final limits, is self-destroyed.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 567:18-5


    (Dragon cast down to earth)
    That false claim - that ancient belief, that old serpent whose name is devil (evil), claiming that there is intelligence in matter either to benefit or to injure men - is pure delusion, the red dragon; and it is cast out by Christ, Truth, the spiritual idea, and so proved to be powerless. The words "cast unto the earth" show the dragon to be nothingness, dust to dust; and therefore, in his pretence of being a talker, he must be a lie from the beginning. His angels, or messages, are cast out with their author. The beast and the false prophets are lust and hypocrisy. These wolves in sheep's clothing are detected and killed by innocence, the Lamb of Love.
    (Warfare with error)
    Divine Science shows how the Lamb slays the wolf. Innocence and Truth overcome guilt and error. Ever since the foundation of the world, ever since error would establish material belief, evil has tried to slay the Lamb; but Science is able to destroy this lie, called evil.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 569:24-28

    (Expiation by suffering)
    Here the Scriptures declare that evil is temporal, not eternal. The dragon is at last stung to death by his own malice; but how many periods of torture it may take to remove all sin, must depend upon sin's obduracy.


Section 3


Joel 2:32

    32 And it shall come to pass, that
whosoever shall call on the name of
the Lord shall be delivered: for in
mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be
deliverance, as the Lord hath said,
and in the remnant whom the Lord
shall call.

***
John 6:35,37

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

    37 All that the Father giveth me
shall come to me; and him that cometh
to me I will in no wise cast out.

***
I Peter 4:6

    6 For for this cause was the gospel
preached also to them that are dead,
that they might be judged according
to men in the flesh, but live
according to God in the spirit.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 291:23-25(to .)


    (Salvation and probation)
    As death findeth mortal man, so shall he be after death, until probation and growth shall effect the needed change.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 290:23-27

    (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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 487:3-6

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


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

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 409:23-3


    (So-called superiority)
    This mortal is put off, and the new man or real man is put on, in proportion as mortals realize the Science of man and seek the true model.
    (Death no benefactor)
    We have no right to say that life depends on matter now, but will not depend on it after death. We cannot spend our days here in ignorance of the Science of Life, and expect to find beyond the grave a reward for this ignorance. Death will not make us harmonious and immortal as a recompense for ignorance. If here we give no heed to Christian Science, which is spiritual and eternal, we shall not be ready for spiritual Life hereafter.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 324:13(begin The way)


    (Narrow pathway) The way is straight and narrow, which leads to the understanding that God is the only Life. It is a warfare with the flesh, in which we must conquer sin, sickness, and death, either here or hereafter, - certainly before we can reach the goal of Spirit, or life in God.


Section 4


I Corinthians 15:22-28

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

    23 But every man in his own order:
Christ the firstfruits; afterward they
that are Christ's at his coming.

    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.

    26 The last enemy that shall be
destroyed is death.

    27 For he hath put all things under
his feet. But when he saith, all
things are put under him, it is
manifest that he is excepted, which
did put all things under him.

    28 And when all things shall be
subdued unto him, then shall the Son
also himself be subject unto him that
put all things under him, that God
may be all in all.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 288:3-14


    (The great conflict)
    The suppositional warfare between truth and error is only the mental conflict between the evidence of the spiritual senses and the testimony of the material senses, and this warfare between the Spirit and flesh will settle all questions through faith in and the understanding of divine Love.
    Superstition and understanding can never combine. When the final physical and moral effects of Christian Science are fully apprehended, the conflict between truth and error, understanding and belief, Science and material sense, foreshadowed by the prophets and inaugurated by Jesus, will cease, and spiritual harmony reign.

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


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

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.


Section 5


James 4:7

    7 Submit yourselves therefore to
God. Resist the devil, and he will
flee from you.

***
I Peter 5:8-10

    8 Be sober, be vigilant; because
your adversary the devil, as a
roaring lion, walketh about, seeking
whom he may devour:

    9 Whom resist stedfast in the
faith, knowing that the same
afflictions are accomplished in your
brethren that are in the world.

    10 But the God of all grace, who
hath called us unto his eternal glory
by Christ Jesus, after that ye have
suffered a while, make you perfect,
stablish, strengthen, settle you.

***
Matthew 25:31-33,41

    31 #When the Son of man shall come
in his glory, and all the holy angels
with him, then shall he sit upon the
throne of his glory:

    32 And before him shall be gathered
all nations: and he shall separate
them one from another, as a shepherd
divideth his sheep from the goats:

    33 And he shall set the sheep on
his right hand, but the goats on the
left.

    41 Then shall he say also unto them
on the left hand, Depart from me, ye
cursed, into everlasting fire,
prepared for the devil and his
angels:

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 72:9(begin As)


    (Spirits obsolete) As light destroys darkness and in the place of darkness all is light, so (in absolute Science) Soul, or God, is the only truth-giver to man. Truth destroys mortality, and brings to light immortality. Mortal belief (the material sense of life) and immortal Truth (the spiritual sense) are the tares and the wheat, which are not united by progress, but separated.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 296:6-21


    (Scientific purgation)
    Either here or hereafter, suffering or Science must destroy all illusions regarding life and mind, and regenerate material sense and self. The old man with his deeds must be put off. Nothing sensual or sinful is immortal. The death of a false material sense and of sin, not the death of organic matter, is what reveals man and Life, harmonious, real, and eternal.
    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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 22:23-27


    (Deliverance not vicarious)
    Final deliverance from error, whereby we rejoice in immortality, boundless freedom, and sinless sense, is not reached through paths of flowers nor by pinning one's faith without works to another's vicarious effort.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 36:1

    (Final purpose)
    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. Divine Science reveals the necessity of sufficient suffering, either before or after death, to quench the love of sin. To remit the penalty due for sin, would be for Truth to pardon error. Escape from punishment is not in accordance with God's government, since justice is the handmaid of mercy.


Section 6


Jeremiah 31:33,34

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

    34 And they shall teach no more
every man his neighbour, and every
man his brother, saying, Know the
Lord: for they shall all know me,
from the least of them unto the
greatest of them, saith the Lord: for
I will forgive their iniquity, and I
will remember their sin no more.

***
Ezekiel 36:25

    25 #Then will I sprinkle clean
water upon you, and ye shall be
clean: from all your filthiness, and
from all your idols, will I cleanse
you.

***
II Corinthians 5:17

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

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 287:27


    (Error unveiled)
    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 - 256:2-5


    (No material creation)
    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.

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

  (- 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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 323:24

    (Need and supply)
    The true idea of God gives the true understanding of Life and Love, robs the grave of victory, takes away all sin and the delusion that there are other minds, and destroys mortality.

Subheadings in this lesson

17 1 - Righteous retribution
17 1 - Deity unchangeable
17 1 - Assistance in brotherhood
17 1 - Inexhaustible divine Love
17 2 - Mortals are not immortals
17 2 - Dragon cast down to earth
17 2 - Warfare with error
17 2 - Expiation by suffering
17 3 - Salvation and probation
17 3 - Sin is punished
17 3 - Exercise of Mind faculties
17 3 - So-called superiority
17 3 - Death no benefactor
17 3 - Narrow pathway
17 4 - The great conflict
17 4 - Individual experience
17 4 - Day of judgment
17 4 - Primitive error
17 5 - Spirits obsolete
17 5 - Scientific purgation
17 5 - Deliverance not vicarious
17 5 - Final purpose
17 6 - Spiritual discovery
17 6 - Error unveiled
17 6 - No material creation
17 6 - -25- Man reflects the perfect God
17 6 - Need and supply


October 26,1902

Subject: 18

EVERLASTING PUNISHMENT.

oo3o



-- Golden Text --

Proverbs 10:29

    29 The way of the Lord is strength
to the upright: but destruction shall
be to the workers of iniquity.


Responsive Reading


Jeremiah 23:1,2,11-13,15-17,19-22

    1 Woe be unto the pastors that
destroy and scatter the sheep of my
pasture! saith the Lord.

    2 Therefore thus saith the Lord God
of Israel against the pastors that
feed my people; Ye have scattered my
flock, and driven them away, and have
not visited them: behold, I will
visit upon you the evil of your
doings, saith the Lord.

    11 For both prophet and priest are
profane; yea, in my house have I found
their wickedness, saith the Lord.

    12 Wherefore their way shall be
unto them as slippery ways in the
darkness: they shall be driven on,
and fall therein: for I will bring
evil upon them, even the year of
their visitation, saith the Lord.

    13 And I have seen folly in the
prophets of Samaria; they prophesied
in Baal, and caused my people Israel
to err.

    15 Therefore thus saith the Lord of
hosts concerning the prophets;
Behold, I will feed them with
wormwood, and make them drink the
water of gall: for from the prophets
of Jerusalem is profaneness gone
forth into all the land.

    16 Thus saith the Lord of hosts,
Hearken not unto the words of the
prophets that prophesy unto you: they
make you vain: they speak a vision of
their own heart, and not out of the
mouth of the Lord.

    17 They say still unto them that
despise me, The Lord hath said, Ye
shall have peace; and they say unto
every one that walketh after the
imagination of his own heart, No evil
shall come upon you.

    19 Behold, a whirlwind of the Lord
is gone forth in fury, even a grievous
whirlwind: it shall fall grievously
upon the head of the wicked.

    20 The anger of the Lord shall not
return, until he have executed, and
till he have performed the thoughts
of his heart: in the latter days ye
shall consider it perfectly.

    21 I have not sent these prophets,
yet they ran: I have not spoken to
them, yet they prophesied.

    22 But if they had stood in my
counsel, and had caused my people to
hear my words, then they should have
turned them from their evil way, and
from the evil of their doings.


Section 1


Job 10:14-17

    14 If I sin, then thou markest me,
and thou wilt not acquit me from mine
iniquity.

    15 If I be wicked, woe unto me; and
if I be righteous, yet will I not
lift up my head. I am full of
confusion; therefore see thou mine
affliction;

    16 For it increaseth. Thou huntest
me as a fierce lion: and again thou
shewest thyself marvellous upon me.

    17 Thou renewest thy witnesses
against me, and increasest thine
indignation upon me; changes and war
are against me.

***
Proverbs 1:20,24,27-31

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

    24 #Because I have called, and ye
refused; I have stretched out my
hand, and no man regarded;

    27 When your fear cometh as
desolation, and your destruction
cometh as a whirlwind; when distress
and anguish cometh upon you.

    28 Then shall they call upon me,
but I will not answer; they shall
seek me early, but they shall not
find me:

    29 For that they hated knowledge,
and did not choose the fear of the
Lord:

    30 They would none of my counsel:
they despised all my reproof.

    31 Therefore shall they eat of the
fruit of their own way, and be filled
with their own devices.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 6:11


    (Pardon and amendment)
    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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 404:29


    (Sin or fear the root of sickness) Hatred, envy, dishonesty, fear, and so forth, make a man sick, and neither material medicine nor Mind can help him permanently, even in body, unless it makes him better mentally, and so delivers him from his destroyers. The basic error is mortal mind. 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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 405:5-32

    (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.
    (Cumulative repentance)
    It were better to be exposed to every plague on earth than to endure the cumulative effects of a guilty conscience. The abiding consciousness of wrongdoing tends to destroy the ability to do right. If sin is not regretted and is not lessening, then it is hastening on to physical and moral doom. You are conquered by the moral penalties you incur and the ills they bring. The pains of sinful sense are less harmful than its pleasures. Belief in material suffering causes mortals to retreat from their error, to flee from body to Spirit, and to appeal to divine sources outside of themselves.


Section 2


Psalm 35:11

    11 False witnesses did rise up;
they laid to my charge things that I
knew not.

***
Jeremiah 7:8-10

    8 #Behold, ye trust in lying words,
that cannot profit.

    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?

***
Proverbs 19:9

    9 A false witness shall not be
unpunished, and he that speaketh lies
shall perish.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 298:8


    (Truth's witness)
    What is termed material sense can report only a mortal temporary sense of things, whereas spiritual sense can bear witness only to Truth. To material sense, the unreal is the real until this sense is corrected by Christian Science.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 525:17-28


    (No baneful creation)
    In the Gospel of John, it is declared that all things were made through the Word of God, "and without Him [the logos, or word] was not anything made that was made." Everything good or worthy, God made. Whatever is valueless or baneful, He did not make, - hence its unreality. In the Science of Genesis we read that He saw everything which He had made, "and, behold, it was very good." The corporeal senses declare otherwise; and if we give the same heed to the history of error as to the records of truth, the Scriptural record of sin and death favors the false conclusion of the material senses.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 522:18

    (Erroneous representation)
    In this erroneous theory, matter takes the place of Spirit. Matter is represented as the life-giving principle of the earth. Spirit is represented as entering matter in order to create man. God's glowing denunciations of man when not found in His image, the likeness of Spirit, convince reason and coincide with revelation in declaring this material creation false.


Section 3


Matthew 3:10-12

    10 And now also the axe is laid
unto the root of the trees: therefore
every tree which bringeth not forth
good fruit is hewn down, and cast
into the fire.

    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.

***
Luke 3:3-6

    3 And he came into all the country
about Jordan, preaching the baptism of
repentance for the remission of sins;


    4 As it is written in the book of
the words of Esaias the prophet,
saying, The voice of one crying in
the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of
the Lord, make his paths straight.

    5 Every valley shall be filled, and
every mountain and hill shall be
brought low; and the crooked shall be
made straight, and the rough ways
shall be made smooth;

    6 And all flesh shall see the
salvation of God.

***
Revelation 12:10-12

    10 And I heard a loud voice saying
in heaven, Now is come salvation, and
strength, and the kingdom of our God,
and the power of his Christ: for the
accuser of our brethren is cast down,
which accused them before our God day
and night.

    11 And they overcame him by the
blood of the Lamb, and by the word of
their testimony; and they loved not
their lives unto the death.

    12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens,
and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the
inhabiters of the earth and of the
sea! for the devil is come down unto
you, having great wrath, because he
knoweth that he hath but a short
time.

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 61:9-11


    (Ascendency of good) Every valley of sin must be exalted, and every mountain of selfishness be brought low, that the highway of our God may be prepared in Science.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 568:24-30


    (Paean of jubilee)
    For victory over a single sin, we give thanks and magnify the Lord of Hosts. What shall we say of the mighty conquest over all sin? A louder song, sweeter than has ever before reached high heaven, now rises clearer and nearer to the great heart of Christ; for the accuser is not there, and Love sends forth her primal and everlasting strain.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 571:22

    (Pure religion enthroned)
    Through trope and metaphor, the Revelator, immortal scribe of Spirit and of a true idealism, furnishes the mirror in which mortals may see their own image. In significant figures he depicts the thoughts which he beholds in mortal mind. Thus he rebukes the conceit of sin, and foreshadows its doom. With his spiritual strength, he has opened wide the gates of glory, and illumined the night of paganism with the sublime grandeur of divine Science, outshining sin, sorcery, lust, and hypocrisy. He takes away mitre and sceptre. He enthrones pure and undefiled religion, and lifts on high only those who have washed their robes white in obedience and suffering.


Section 4


Psalm 145:3-13

    3 Great is the Lord, and greatly to
be praised; and his greatness is
unsearchable.

    4 One generation shall praise thy
works to another, and shall declare
thy mighty acts.

    5 I will speak of the glorious
honour of thy majesty, and of thy
wondrous works.

    6 And men shall speak of the might
of thy terrible acts: and I will
declare thy greatness.

    7 They shall abundantly utter the
memory of thy great goodness, and
shall sing of thy righteousness.

    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.


    10 All thy works shall praise thee,
O Lord; and thy saints shall bless
thee.

    11 They shall speak of the glory of
thy kingdom, and talk of thy power;

    12 To make known to the sons of men
his mighty acts, and the glorious
majesty of his kingdom.

    13 Thy kingdom is an everlasting
kingdom, and thy dominion endureth
throughout all generations.

***
Ecclesiastes 3:15

    15 That which hath been is now; and
that which is to be hath already
been; and God requireth that which is
past.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 507:24-29


    (Ever-appearing creation)
    Infinite Mind creates and governs all, from the mental molecule to infinity. This divine Principle of all expresses Science and art throughout His creation, and the immortality of man and the universe. Creation is ever appearing, and must ever continue to appear from the nature of its inexhaustible source.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 513:17

    (Continuity of thoughts)
    Spirit diversifies, classifies, and individualizes all thoughts, which are as eternal as the Mind conceiving them; but the intelligence, existence, and continuity of all individuality remain in God, who is the divinely creative Principle thereof.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 518:27-11

    (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. Nothing is new to Spirit. Nothing can be novel to eternal Mind, the author of all things, who from all eternity knoweth His own ideas. Deity was satisfied with His work. How could He be otherwise, since the spiritual creation was the outgrowth, the emanation, of His infinite self-containment and immortal wisdom?



    (Infinity measureless)
    Genesis ii. 1. Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.



    Thus the ideas of God in universal being are complete and forever expressed, for Science reveals infinity and the fatherhood and motherhood of Love.


Section 5


Revelation 7:9-17

    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.


    13 And one of the elders answered,
saying unto me, What are these which
are arrayed in white robes? and
whence came they?

    14 And I said unto him, Sir, thou
knowest. And he said to me, These are
they which came out of great
tribulation, and have washed their
robes, and made them white in the
blood of the Lamb.

    15 Therefore are they before the
throne of God, and serve him day and
night in his temple: and he that
sitteth on the throne shall dwell
among them.

    16 They shall hunger no more,
neither thirst any more; neither
shall the sun light on them, nor any
heat.

    17 For the Lamb which is in the
midst of the throne shall feed them,
and shall lead them unto living
fountains of waters: and God shall
wipe away all tears from their eyes.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 356:19-29


    (Copartnership impossible) God is as incapable of producing sin, sickness, and death as He is of experiencing these errors. How then is it possible for Him to create man subject to this triad of errors, - man who is made in the divine likeness?
    Does God create a material man out of Himself, Spirit? Does evil proceed from good? Does divine Love commit a fraud on humanity by making man inclined to sin, and then punishing him for it? Would any one call it wise and good to create the primitive, and then punish its derivative?

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 258:19-30


    (Infinity's reflection)
    The infinite Principle is reflected by the infinite idea and spiritual individuality, but the material so-called senses have no cognizance of either Principle or its idea. The human capacities are enlarged and perfected in proportion as humanity gains the true conception of man and 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.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 76:6-10


    (Real Life is God)
    When being is understood, Life will be recognized as neither material nor finite, but as infinite, - as God, universal good; and the belief that life, or mind, was ever in a finite form, or good in evil, will be destroyed.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 249:1-9


    (Perfect models)
    Let us accept Science, relinquish all theories based on sense-testimony, give up imperfect models and illusive ideals; and so let us have one God, one Mind, and that one perfect, producing His own models of excellence.
    (Renewed selfhood)
    Let the "male and female" of God's creating appear. Let us feel the divine energy of Spirit, bringing us into newness of life and recognizing no mortal nor material power as able to destroy. Let us rejoice that we are subject to the divine "powers that be."

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 340:23

  (- MORTAL MIND - Death)


    (-Platform summation-) One infinite God, good, unifies men and nations; constitutes the brotherhood of man; ends wars; fulfils the Scripture, "Love thy neighbor as thyself;" annihilates pagan and Christian idolatry, - whatever is wrong in social, civil, criminal, political, and religious codes; equalizes the sexes; annuls the curse on man, and leaves nothing that can sin, suffer, be punished or destroyed.

Subheadings in this lesson

18 1 - Pardon and amendment
18 1 - Sin or fear the root of sickness
18 1 - Mental conspirators
18 1 - Cumulative repentance
18 2 - Truth's witness
18 2 - No baneful creation
18 2 - Erroneous representation
18 3 - Ascendency of good
18 3 - Paean of jubilee
18 3 - Pure religion enthroned
18 4 - Ever-appearing creation
18 4 - Continuity of thoughts
18 4 - Perfection of creation
18 4 - Infinity measureless
18 5 - Copartnership impossible
18 5 - Infinity's reflection
18 5 - Individual permanency
18 5 - Real Life is God
18 5 - Perfect models
18 5 - Renewed selfhood
18 5 - -Platform summation-


November 2,1902

Subject: 19

ADAM AND FALLEN MAN.

o3oo



-- Golden Text --

Isaiah 3:10,11

    10 Say ye to the righteous, that it
shall be well with him: for they
shall eat the fruit of their doings.

    11 Woe unto the wicked! it shall be
ill with him: for the reward of his
hands shall be given him.


Responsive Reading


II Peter 2:9,10,14-21

    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:

    10 But chiefly them that walk after
the flesh in the lust of uncleanness,
and despise government. Presumptuous
are they, selfwilled, they are not
afraid to speak evil of dignities.

    14 Having eyes full of adultery,
and that cannot cease from sin;
beguiling unstable souls: an heart
they have exercised with covetous
practices; cursed children:

    15 Which have forsaken the right
way, and are gone astray, following
the way of Balaam the son of Bosor,
who loved the wages of
unrighteousness;

    16 But was rebuked for his
iniquity: the dumb ass speaking with
man's voice forbad the madness of the
prophet.

    17 These are wells without water,
clouds that are carried with a
tempest: to whom the mist of darkness
is reserved for ever.

    18 For when they speak great
swelling words of vanity, they allure
through the lusts of the flesh,
through much wantonness, those that
were clean escaped from them who live
in error.

    19 While they promise them liberty,
they themselves are the servants of
corruption: for of whom a man is
overcome, of the same is he brought
in bondage.

    20 For if after they have escaped
the pollutions of the world through
the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour
Jesus Christ, they are again
entangled therein, and overcome, the
latter end is worse with them than
the beginning.

    21 For it had been better for them
not to have known the way of
righteousness, than, after they have
known it, to turn from the holy
commandment delivered unto them.


Section 1


Genesis 3:9,10,17-19

    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.

    17 And unto Adam he said, Because
thou hast hearkened unto the voice of
thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree,
of which I commanded thee, saying,
Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is
the ground for thy sake; in sorrow
shalt thou eat of it all the days of
thy life;

    18 Thorns also and thistles shall
it bring forth to thee; and thou
shalt eat the herb of the field;

    19 In the sweat of thy face shalt
thou eat bread, till thou return unto
the ground; for out of it wast thou
taken: for dust thou art, and unto
dust shalt thou return.
Genesis 5:3,5

    3 #And Adam lived an hundred and
thirty years, and begat a son in his
own likeness, after his image; and
called his name Seth:

    5 And all the days that Adam lived
were nine hundred and thirty years:
and he died.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 532:10,17


    (Progeny cursed) Adam and his progeny were cursed, not blessed; and this indicates that the divine Spirit, or Father, condemns material man and remands him to dust.
    (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?"

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 538:30-24

    (Erroneous conception)
    Eve's declaration, "I have gotten a man from the Lord," supposes God to be the author of sin and sin's progeny. This false sense of existence is fratricidal. In the words of Jesus, it (evil, devil) is "a murderer from the beginning." Error begins by reckoning life as separate from Spirit, thus sapping the foundations of immortality, as if life and immortality were something which matter can both give and take away.
    (Only one standard)
    What can be the standard of good, of Spirit, of Life, or of Truth, if they produce their opposites, such as evil, matter, error, and death? God could never impart an element of evil, and man possesses nothing which he has not derived from God. How then has man a basis for wrong-doing? Whence does he obtain the propensity or power to do evil? Has Spirit resigned to matter the government of the universe?
    (A type of falsehood)
    The Scriptures declare that God condemned this lie as to man's origin and character by condemning its symbol, the serpent, to grovel beneath all the beasts of the field. It is false to say that Truth and error commingle in creation. In parable and argument, this falsity is exposed by our Master as self-evidently wrong. Disputing these points with the Pharisees and arguing for the Science of creation, Jesus said: "Do men gather grapes of thorns?"


Section 2


Psalm 51:5

    5 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity;
and in sin did my mother conceive me.

***
Jeremiah 20:14,15,18

    14 #Cursed be the day wherein I was
born: let not the day wherein my
mother bare me be blessed.

    15 Cursed be the man who brought
tidings to my father, saying, A man
child is born unto thee; making him
very glad.

    18 Wherefore came I forth out of
the womb to see labour and sorrow,
that my days should be consumed with
shame?

***
Ecclesiastes 2:22,23

    22 For what hath man of all his
labour, and of the vexation of his
heart, wherein he hath laboured under
the sun?

    23 For all his days are sorrows,
and his travail grief; yea, his heart
taketh not rest in the night. This is
also vanity.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 306:30-6


    (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. This pantheistic error, or so-called serpent, insists still upon the opposite of Truth, saying, "Ye shall be as gods;" that is, I will make error as real and eternal as Truth.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 307:14,31

    (Bad results from error)
    This error has proved itself to be error. Its life is found to be not Life, but only a transient, false sense of an existence which ends in death. Error charges its lie to Truth and says: "The Lord knows it. He has made man mortal and material, out of matter instead of Spirit." Thus error partakes of its own nature and utters its own falsities. If we regard matter as intelligent, and Mind as both good and evil, every sin or supposed material pain and pleasure seems normal, a part of God's creation, and so weighs against our course Spiritward.
    (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?" Until the lesson is learned that God is the only Mind governing man, mortal belief will be afraid as it was in the beginning, and will hide from the demand, "Where art thou?" This awful demand, "Adam, where art thou?" is met by the admission from the head, heart, stomach, blood, nerves, etc.: "Lo, here I am, looking for happiness and life in the body, but finding only an illusion, a blending of false claims, false pleasure, pain, sin, sickness, and death."


Section 3


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.
Isaiah 65:13-15

    13 Therefore thus saith the Lord
God, Behold, my servants shall eat,
but ye shall be hungry: behold, my
servants shall drink, but ye shall be
thirsty: behold, my servants shall
rejoice, but ye shall be ashamed:

    14 Behold, my servants shall sing
for joy of heart, but ye shall cry
for sorrow of heart, and shall howl
for vexation of spirit.

    15 And ye shall leave your name for
a curse unto my chosen: for the Lord
God shall slay thee, and call his
servants by another name:

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 543:8


    (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. The great verities of existence are never excluded by falsity.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 476:9

(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)
    God is the Principle of man, and man is the idea of God. Hence man is not mortal nor material. Mortals will disappear, and immortals, or the children of God, will appear as the only and eternal verities of man. 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.


Section 4


Romans 5:12,14,15,18

    12 Wherefore, as by one man sin
entered into the world, and death by
sin; and so death passed upon all
men, for that all have sinned:

    14 Nevertheless death reigned from
Adam to Moses, even over them that had
not sinned after the similitude of
Adam's transgression, who is the
figure of him that was to come.

    15 But not as the offence, so also
is the free gift. For if through the
offence of one many be dead, much
more the grace of God, and the gift
by grace, which is by one man, Jesus
Christ, hath abounded unto many.

    18 Therefore as by the offence of
one judgment came upon all men to
condemnation; even so by the
righteousness of one the free gift
came upon all men unto justification
of life.

***
I Corinthians 15:21,22

    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.

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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 529:30


    (Adam)
    Adam, the synonym for error, stands for a belief of material mind. He begins his reign over man somewhat mildly, but he increases in falsehood and his days become shorter. In this development, the immortal, spiritual law of Truth is made manifest as forever opposed to mortal, material sense.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 545:27-5

    (Erroneous standpoint)
    Truth has but one reply to all error, - to sin, sickness, and death: "Dust [nothingness] thou art, and unto dust [nothingness] shalt thou return."
    (Mortality mythical)
    "As in Adam [error] all die, even so in Christ [Truth] shall all be made alive." The mortality of man is a myth, for man is immortal. The false belief that spirit is now submerged in matter, at some future time to be emancipated from it, - this belief alone is mortal. Spirit, God, never germinates, but is "the same yesterday, and to-day, and forever."

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 345:21


    (Contradictions not found)
    Anybody, who is able to perceive the incongruity between God's idea and poor humanity, ought to be able to discern the distinction (made by Christian Science) between God's man, made in His image, and the sinning race of Adam.


Section 5


Isaiah 11:1-5

    1 And there shall come forth a rod
out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch
shall grow out of his roots:

    2 And the spirit of the Lord shall
rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom
and understanding, the spirit of
counsel and might, the spirit of
knowledge and of the fear of the
Lord;

    3 And shall make him of quick
understanding in the fear of the
Lord: and he shall not judge after
the sight of his eyes, neither
reprove after the hearing of his
ears:

    4 But with righteousness shall he
judge the poor, and reprove with
equity for the meek of the earth: and
he shall smite the earth with the rod
of his mouth, and with the breath of
his lips shall he slay the wicked.

    5 And righteousness shall be the
girdle of his loins, and faithfulness
the girdle of his reins.

***
Ephesians 1:3,17-21

    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:

    17 That the God of our Lord Jesus
Christ, the Father of glory, may give
unto you the spirit of wisdom and
revelation in the knowledge of him:

    18 The eyes of your understanding
being enlightened; that ye may know
what is the hope of his calling, and
what the riches of the glory of his
inheritance in the saints,

    19 And what is the exceeding
greatness of his power to usward who
believe, according to the working of
his mighty power,

    20 Which he wrought in Christ, when
he raised him from the dead, and set
him at his own right hand in the
heavenly places,

    21 Far above all principality, and
power, and might, and dominion, and
every name that is named, not only in
this world, but also in that which is
to come:

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.

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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 303:10

    (Mental propagation)
    Whatever reflects Mind, Life, Truth, and Love, is spiritually conceived and brought forth; but the statement that man is conceived and evolved both spiritually and materially, or by both God and man, contradicts this eternal truth. All the vanity of the ages can never make both these contraries true. Divine Science lays the axe at the root of the illusion that life, or mind, is formed by or is in the material body, and Science will eventually destroy this illusion through the self-destruction of all error and the beatified understanding of the Science of Life.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 171:4


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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 506:5


    (Original reflected) Understanding is a quality of God, a quality which separates Christian Science from supposition and makes Truth final.


Section 6


Luke 4:14,16-20,33-36

    14 #And Jesus returned in the power
of the Spirit into Galilee: and there
went out a fame of him through all
the region round about.

    16 #And he came to Nazareth, where
he had been brought up: and, as his
custom was, he went into the
synagogue on the sabbath day, and
stood up for to read.

    17 And there was delivered unto him
the book of the prophet Esaias. And
when he had opened the book, he found
the place where it was written,

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

    19 To preach the acceptable year of
the Lord.

    20 And he closed the book, and he
gave it again to the minister, and
sat down. And the eyes of all them
that were in the synagogue were
fastened on him.

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

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

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

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 332:23

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


    (-11- Christ Jesus)
    XI. Jesus was the son of a virgin. He was appointed to speak God's word and to appear to mortals in such a form of humanity as they could understand as well as perceive. Mary's conception of him was spiritual, for only purity could reflect Truth and Love, which were plainly incarnate in the good and pure Christ Jesus. He expressed the highest type of divinity, which a fleshly form could express in that age. Into the real and ideal man the fleshly element cannot enter. Thus it is that Christ illustrates the coincidence, or spiritual agreement, between God and man in His image.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 29:20-4


    (Spiritual conception)
    The illumination of Mary's spiritual sense put to silence material law and its order of generation, and brought forth her child by the revelation of Truth, demonstrating God as the Father of men. The Holy Ghost, or divine Spirit, overshadowed the pure sense of the Virgin-mother with the full recognition that being is Spirit. The Christ dwelt forever an idea in the bosom of God, the divine Principle of the man Jesus, and woman perceived this spiritual idea, though at first faintly developed.
    Man as the offspring of God, as the idea of Spirit, is the immortal evidence that Spirit is harmonious and man eternal. Jesus was the offspring of Mary's self-conscious communion with God. Hence he could give a more spiritual idea of life than other men, and could demonstrate the Science of Love - his Father or divine Principle.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 494:15(begin Jesus)-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) 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.

Subheadings in this lesson

19 1 - Progeny cursed
19 1 - Shame the effect of sin
19 1 - Erroneous conception
19 1 - Only one standard
19 1 - A type of falsehood
19 2 - Thought-forms
19 2 - The serpent's whisper
19 2 - Bad results from error
19 2 - The great question
19 3 - Dwelling in dreamland
19 3 - Mortals are not immortals
19 4 - Adam and the senses
19 4 - Adam
19 4 - Erroneous standpoint
19 4 - Mortality mythical
19 4 - Contradictions not found
19 5 - Understanding imparted
19 5 - Original reflected
19 5 - Truth is not inverted
19 5 - Mental propagation
19 5 - Paradise regained
19 5 - Original reflected
19 6 - -11- Christ Jesus
19 6 - Spiritual conception
19 6 - Reason and Science


November 9,1902

Subject: 20

MORTALS AND IMMORTALS.

3ooo



-- Golden Text --

Matthew 7:18,20

    18 A good tree cannot bring forth
evil fruit, neither can a corrupt
tree bring forth good fruit.

    20 Wherefore by their fruits ye
shall know them.


Responsive Reading


Matthew 12:33,35-42,47-50

    33 Either make the tree good, and
his fruit good; or else make the tree
corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for
the tree is known by his fruit.

    35 A good man out of the good
treasure of the heart bringeth forth
good things: and an evil man out of
the evil treasure bringeth forth evil
things.

    36 But I say unto you, That every
idle word that men shall speak, they
shall give account thereof in the day
of judgment.

    37 For by thy words thou shalt be
justified, and by thy words thou
shalt be condemned.

    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.

    42 The queen of the south shall
rise up in the judgment with this
generation, and shall condemn it: for
she came from the uttermost parts of
the earth to hear the wisdom of
Solomon; and, behold, a greater than
Solomon is here.

    47 Then one said unto him, Behold,
thy mother and thy brethren stand
without, desiring to speak with thee.


    48 But he answered and said unto
him that told him, Who is my mother?
and who are my brethren?

    49 And he stretched forth his hand
toward his disciples, and said, Behold
my mother and my brethren!

    50 For whosoever shall do the will
of my Father which is in heaven, the
same is my brother, and sister, and
mother.


Section 1


Genesis 2:7,21,22

    7 And the Lord God formed man of
the dust of the ground, and breathed
into his nostrils the breath of life;
and man became a living soul.

    21 And the Lord God caused a deep
sleep to fall upon Adam, and he
slept: and he took one of his ribs,
and closed up the flesh instead
thereof;

    22 And the rib, which the Lord God
had taken from man, made he a woman,
and brought her unto the man.
Genesis 3:17,19

    17 And unto Adam he said, Because
thou hast hearkened unto the voice of
thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree,
of which I commanded thee, saying,
Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is
the ground for thy sake; in sorrow
shalt thou eat of it all the days of
thy life;

    19 In the sweat of thy face shalt
thou eat bread, till thou return unto
the ground; for out of it wast thou
taken: for dust thou art, and unto
dust shalt thou return.

***
Romans 5:17

    17 For if by one man's offence
death reigned by one; much more they
which receive abundance of grace and
of the gift of righteousness shall
reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 338:8,27

  (- MORTAL MIND - Death)


    (-28- Truth demonstrated)
    The mortality of material man proves that error has been ingrafted into the premises and conclusions of material and mortal humanity.
    (-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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 554:16(begin The)-24


    (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.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 177:10


    (Mental and physical oneness) Matter, or body, is but a false concept of mortal mind. This so-called mind builds its own superstructure, of which the material body is the grosser portion; but from first to last, the body is a sensuous, human concept.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 530:26


    (Scriptural allegory)
    The history of error is a dream-narrative. The dream has no reality, no intelligence, no mind; therefore the dreamer and dream are one, for neither is true nor real. First, this narrative supposes that something springs from nothing, that matter precedes mind. Second, it supposes that mind enters matter, and matter becomes living, substantial, and intelligent. The order of this allegory - the belief that everything springs from dust instead of from Deity - has been maintained in all the subsequent forms of belief. This is the error, - that mortal man starts materially, that non-intelligence becomes intelligence, that mind and soul are both right and wrong.


Section 2


John 3:12,16,20,21

    12 If I have told you earthly
things, and ye believe not, how shall
ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly
things?

    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.

    20 For every one that doeth evil
hateth the light, neither cometh to
the light, lest his deeds should be
reproved.

    21 But he that doeth truth cometh
to the light, that his deeds may be
made manifest, that they are wrought
in God.

***
II Timothy 1:7,9,10

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

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

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

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 - 277:6


    (Like evolving like)
    The immortal never produces the mortal. Good cannot result in evil. As God Himself is good and is Spirit, goodness and spirituality must be immortal. Their opposites, evil and matter, are mortal error, and error has no creator. If goodness and spirituality are real, evil and materiality are unreal and cannot be the outcome of an infinite God, good.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 81:11,28


    (No proof of immortality)
    A man's assertion that he is immortal no more proves him to be so, than the opposite assertion, that he is mortal, would prove immortality a lie. Nor is the case improved when alleged spirits teach immortality. Life, Love, Truth, is the only proof of immortality.
    (Mind's manifestations immortal)
    In Science, man's immortality depends upon that of God, good, and follows as a necessary consequence of the immortality of good.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 521:12


    (Spiritual narrative)
    The harmony and immortality of man are intact. We should look away from the opposite supposition that man is created materially, and turn our gaze to the spiritual record of creation, to that which should be engraved on the understanding and heart "with the point of a diamond" and the pen of an angel.


Section 3


Job 7:1,20

    1 IS there not an appointed time
to man upon earth? are not his days
also like the days of an hireling?

    20 I have sinned; what shall I do
unto thee, O thou preserver of men?
why hast thou set me as a mark
against thee, so that I am a burden
to myself?

***
Ezra 9:7,15

    7 Since the days of our fathers
have we been in a great trespass unto
this day; and for our iniquities have
we, our kings, and our priests, been
delivered into the hand of the kings
of the lands, to the sword, to
captivity, and to a spoil, and to
confusion of face, as it is this day.


    15 O Lord God of Israel, thou art
righteous: for we remain yet escaped,
as it is this day: behold, we are
before thee in our trespasses: for we
cannot stand before thee because of
this.

***
Job 42:1,5,6

    1 Then Job answered the Lord, and
said,

    5 I have heard of thee by the
hearing of the ear: but now mine eye
seeth thee.

    6 Wherefore I abhor myself, and
repent in dust and ashes.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 532:31-1


    (Fear comes of error)
    The first impression material man had of himself was one of nakedness and shame.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 190:17-26


    (Human frailty)
    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.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 262:17-23


    (The true sense)
    Job said: "I have heard of Thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth Thee." Mortals will echo Job's thought, when the supposed pain and pleasure of matter cease to predominate. They will then drop the false estimate of life and happiness, of joy and sorrow, and attain the bliss of loving unselfishly, working patiently, and conquering all that is unlike God.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 328:4


    (Final destruction of error)
    Mortals suppose that they can live without goodness, when God is good and the only real Life. What is the result? Understanding little about the divine Principle which saves and heals, mortals get rid of sin, sickness, and death only in belief. These errors are not thus really destroyed, and must therefore cling to mortals until, here or hereafter, they gain the true understanding of God in the Science which destroys human delusions about Him and reveals the grand realities of His allness.


Section 4


II Corinthians 5:4

    4 For we that are in this
tabernacle do groan, being burdened:
not for that we would be unclothed,
but clothed upon, that mortality
might be swallowed up of life.

***
Matthew 11:4-6

    4 Jesus answered and said unto
them, Go and shew John again those
things which ye do hear and see:

    5 The blind receive their sight,
and the lame walk, the lepers are
cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead
are raised up, and the poor have the
gospel preached to them.

    6 And blessed is he, whosoever
shall not be offended in me.

***
I Timothy 1:15-17

    15 This is a faithful saying, and
worthy of all acceptation, that
Christ Jesus came into the world to
save sinners; of whom I am chief.

    16 Howbeit for this cause I
obtained mercy, that in me first
Jesus Christ might shew forth all
longsuffering, for a pattern to them
which should hereafter believe on him
to life everlasting.

    17 Now unto the King eternal,
immortal, invisible, the only wise
God, be honour and glory for ever and
ever. Amen.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 316:3


    (Jesus as mediator)
    The real man being linked by Science to his Maker, mortals need only turn from sin and lose sight of mortal selfhood to find Christ, the real man and his relation to God, and to recognize the divine sonship. Christ, Truth, was demonstrated through Jesus to prove the power of Spirit over the flesh, - to show that Truth is made manifest by its effects upon the human mind and body, healing sickness and destroying sin.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 215:22


    (Light and darkness)
    With its divine proof, Science reverses the evidence of material sense. Every quality and condition of mortality is lost, swallowed up in immortality. Mortal man is the antipode of immortal man in origin, in existence, and in his relation to God.

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.

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.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 354:9


    (Christian warfare)
    The words of divine Science find their immortality in deeds, for their Principle heals the sick and spiritualizes humanity.

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


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


Section 5


John 3:1-3

    1 There was a man of the
Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler
of the Jews:

    2 The same came to Jesus by night,
and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that
thou art a teacher come from God: for
no man can do these miracles that
thou doest, except God be with him.

    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.
John 12:24,25

    24 Verily, verily, I say unto you,
Except a corn of wheat fall into the
ground and die, it abideth alone: but
if it die, it bringeth forth much
fruit.

    25 He that loveth his life shall
lose it; and he that hateth his life
in this world shall keep it unto life
eternal.

***
I Corinthians 15:30,31,35-38,50

    30 And why stand we in jeopardy
every hour?

    31 I protest by your rejoicing
which I have in Christ Jesus our
Lord, I die daily.

    35 But some man will say, How are
the dead raised up? and with what
body do they come?

    36 Thou fool, that which thou
sowest is not quickened, except it
die:

    37 And that which thou sowest, thou
sowest not that body that shall be,
but bare grain, it may chance of
wheat, or of some other grain:

    38 But God giveth it a body as it
hath pleased him, and to every seed
his own body.

    50 Now this I say, brethren, that
flesh and blood cannot inherit the
kingdom of God; neither doth
corruption inherit incorruption.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 134:31-1


    (Basis of miracles)
    A miracle fulfils God's law, but does not violate that law. This fact at present seems more mysterious than the miracle itself.

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

    (Lawful wonders)
    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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 551:12,26


    (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.
    (Transmitted peculiarities)
    From a material standpoint, "Canst thou by searching find out God?" All must be Mind, or else all must be matter. Neither can produce the other. Mind is immortal; but error declares that the material seed must decay in order to propagate its species, and the resulting germ is doomed to the same routine.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 277:16


    (Like evolving like)
    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 - 556:10-13


    (The Christian's privilege)
    Mortal belief infolds the conditions of sin. Mortal belief dies to live again in renewed forms, only to go out at last forever; for life everlasting is not to be gained by dying.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 296:6


    (Scientific purgation)
    Either here or hereafter, suffering or Science must destroy all illusions regarding life and mind, and regenerate material sense and self. The old man with his deeds must be put off. Nothing sensual or sinful is immortal. The death of a false material sense and of sin, not the death of organic matter, is what reveals man and Life, harmonious, real, and eternal.


Section 6


Romans 8:8-10

    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.

***
II Corinthians 5:16,17

    16 Wherefore henceforth know we no
man after the flesh: yea, though we
have known Christ after the flesh,
yet now henceforth know we him no
more.

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 283:1


    (Truth is not inverted)
    As mortals begin to understand Spirit, they give up the belief that there is any true existence apart from God.

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).

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 311:26

    (Soul impeccable)
    The objects cognized by the physical senses have not the reality of substance. They are only what mortal belief calls them. Matter, sin, and mortality lose all supposed consciousness or claim to life or existence, as mortals lay off a false sense of life, substance, and intelligence. But the spiritual, eternal man is not touched by these phases of mortality.


Section 7


John 17:1,22,23

    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:

    22 And the glory which thou gavest
me I have given them; that they may be
one, even as we are one:

    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.

***
Acts 3:16

    16 And his name through faith in
his name hath made this man strong,
whom ye see and know: yea, the faith
which is by him hath given him this
perfect soundness in the presence of
you all.

***
I John 4:17

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

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 259:11


    (God's man discerned)
    The Christlike understanding of scientific being and divine healing includes a perfect Principle and idea, - perfect God and perfect man, - as the basis of thought and demonstration.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 476:32-5

(14) Question: What is man?
ADAM = That which is not the image and likeness of good, but a material belief, opposed to the one Mind, or Spirit.
Topic: Unreality


    (The kingdom within)
    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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 428:22


    (The present immortality)
    The great spiritual fact must be brought out that man is, not shall be, perfect and immortal. We must hold forever the consciousness of existence, and sooner or later, through Christ and Christian Science, we must master sin and death. The evidence of man's immortality will become more apparent, as material beliefs are given up and the immortal facts of being are admitted.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 247:15


    (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.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 76:22


    (Immaterial pleasure)
    The sinless joy, - the perfect harmony and immortality of Life, possessing unlimited divine beauty and goodness without a single bodily pleasure or pain, - constitutes the only veritable, indestructible man, whose being is spiritual. This state of existence is scientific and intact, - a perfection discernible only by those who have the final understanding of Christ in divine Science. Death can never hasten this state of existence, for death must be overcome, not submitted to, before immortality appears.

Subheadings in this lesson

20 1 - -28- Truth demonstrated
20 1 - -29- Adam not ideal man
20 1 - Our conscious development
20 1 - Mendacity of error
20 1 - Mental and physical oneness
20 1 - Scriptural allegory
20 2 - Spiritual origin
20 2 - Like evolving like
20 2 - No proof of immortality
20 2 - Mind's manifestations immortal
20 2 - Spiritual narrative
20 3 - Fear comes of error
20 3 - Human frailty
20 3 - The true sense
20 3 - Final destruction of error
20 4 - Jesus as mediator
20 4 - Light and darkness
20 4 - Mortal mind controlled
20 4 - The struggle and victory
20 4 - Christian warfare
20 4 - The author's experiments in medicine
20 5 - Basis of miracles
20 5 - Lawful wonders
20 5 - The ascent of species
20 5 - Transmitted peculiarities
20 5 - Like evolving like
20 5 - The Christian's privilege
20 5 - Scientific purgation
20 6 - Truth is not inverted
20 6 - Old and new man
20 6 - Soul impeccable
20 7 - God's man discerned
20 7 - The kingdom within
20 7 - The present immortality
20 7 - Eternal beauty
20 7 - Immaterial pleasure


November 16,1902

Subject: 21

SOUL AND BODY.

3ooo



-- Golden Text --

Luke 11:36

    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.


Responsive Reading


Psalm 55:1-8,16-18,22

    1 Give ear to my prayer, O God;
and hide not thyself from my
supplication.

    2 Attend unto me, and hear me: I
mourn in my complaint, and make a
noise;

    3 Because of the voice of the
enemy, because of the oppression of
the wicked: for they cast iniquity
upon me, and in wrath they hate me.

    4 My heart is sore pained within
me: and the terrors of death are
fallen upon me.

    5 Fearfulness and trembling are
come upon me, and horror hath
overwhelmed me.

    6 And I said, Oh that I had wings
like a dove! for then would I fly
away, and be at rest.

    7 Lo, then would I wander far off,
and remain in the wilderness.

    8 I would hasten my escape from the
windy storm and tempest.

    16 As for me, I will call upon God;
and the Lord shall save me.

    17 Evening, and morning, and at
noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and
he shall hear my voice.

    18 He hath delivered my soul in
peace from the battle that was
against me: for there were many with
me.

    22 Cast thy burden upon the Lord,
and he shall sustain thee: he shall
never suffer the righteous to be
moved.


Section 1


Ezekiel 37:1-14

    1 The hand of the Lord was upon
me, and carried me out in the spirit
of the Lord, and set me down in the
midst of the valley which was full of
bones,

    2 And caused me to pass by them
round about: and, behold, there were
very many in the open valley; and,
lo, they were very dry.

    3 And he said unto me, Son of man,
can these bones live? And I answered,
O Lord God, thou knowest.

    4 Again he said unto me, Prophesy
upon these bones, and say unto them,
O ye dry bones, hear the word of the
Lord.

    5 Thus saith the Lord God unto
these bones; Behold, I will cause
breath to enter into you, and ye
shall live:

    6 And I will lay sinews upon you,
and will bring up flesh upon you, and
cover you with skin, and put breath
in you, and ye shall live; and ye
shall know that I am the Lord.

    7 So I prophesied as I was
commanded: and as I prophesied, there
was a noise, and behold a shaking,
and the bones came together, bone to
his bone.

    8 And when I beheld, lo, the sinews
and the flesh came up upon them, and
the skin covered them above: but
there was no breath in them.

    9 Then said he unto me, Prophesy
unto the wind, prophesy, son of man,
and say to the wind, thus saith the
Lord God; Come from the four winds, O
breath, and breathe upon these slain,
that they may live.

    10 So I prophesied as he commanded
me, and the breath came into them, and
they lived, and stood up upon their
feet, an exceeding great army.

    11 #Then he said unto me, Son of
man, these bones are the whole house
of Israel: behold, they say, Our
bones are dried, and our hope is
lost: we are cut off for our parts.

    12 Therefore prophesy and say unto
them, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold,
O my people, I will open your graves,
and cause you to come up out of your
graves, and bring you into the land
of Israel.

    13 And ye shall know that I am the
Lord, when I have opened your graves,
O my people, and brought you up out
of your graves,

    14 And shall put my spirit in you,
and ye shall live, and I shall place
you in your own land: then shall ye
know that I the Lord have spoken it,
and performed it, saith the Lord.

***
II Corinthians 4:6,11

    6 For God, who commanded the light
to shine out of darkness, hath shined
in our hearts, to give the light of
the knowledge of the glory of God in
the face of Jesus Christ.

    11 For we which live are alway
delivered unto death for Jesus' sake,
that the life also of Jesus might be
made manifest in our mortal flesh.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 207:15


    (Evident impossibilities)
    Body is not first and Soul last, nor is evil mightier than good. The Science of being repudiates self-evident impossibilities, such as the amalgamation of Truth and error in cause or effect. Science separates the tares and wheat in time of harvest.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 107:15


    (Discontent with life)
    Feeling so perpetually the false consciousness that life inheres in the body, yet remembering that in reality God is our Life, we may well tremble in the prospect of those days in which we must say, "I have no pleasure in them."

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 223:3-13


    (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.
    (Soul greater than body)
    Matter does not express Spirit. God is infinite omnipresent Spirit. If Spirit is all and is everywhere, what and where is matter? Remember that truth is greater than error, and we cannot put the greater into the less. Soul is Spirit, and Spirit is greater than body. If Spirit were once within the body, Spirit would be finite, and therefore could not be Spirit.

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.


Section 2


Luke 12:16-24

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

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

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

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

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

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

    22 #And he said unto his disciples,
Therefore I say unto you, Take no
thought for your life, what ye shall
eat; neither for the body, what ye
shall put on.

    23 The life is more than meat, and
the body is more than raiment.

    24 Consider the ravens: for they
neither sow nor reap; which neither
have storehouse nor barn; and God
feedeth them: how much more are ye
better than the fowls?

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 214:19


    (Idolatrous illusions)
    Mortals are inclined to fear and to obey what they consider a material body more than they do a spiritual God. All material knowledge, like the original "tree of knowledge," multiplies their pains, for mortal illusions would rob God, slay man, and meanwhile would spread their table with cannibal tidbits and give thanks.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 393:8


    (The strength of Spirit)
    Mind is the master of the corporeal senses, and can conquer sickness, sin, and death. Exercise this God-given authority. Take possession of your body, and govern its feeling and action. 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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 217:29-8


    (Fatigue is mental)
    You say, "Toil fatigues me." But what is this me? Is it muscle or mind? Which is tired and so speaks? Without mind, could the muscles be tired? Do the muscles talk, or do you talk for them? Matter is nonintelligent. Mortal mind does the false talking, and that which affirms weariness, made that weariness.
    (Mind never weary)
    You do not say a wheel is fatigued; and yet the body is as material as the wheel. If it were not for what the human mind says of the body, the body, like the inanimate wheel, would never be weary. The consciousness of Truth rests us more than hours of repose in unconsciousness.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 243:16

    (Mental telegraphy)
    The clay cannot reply to the potter. The head, heart, lungs, and limbs do not inform us that they are dizzy, diseased, consumptive, or lame. If this information is conveyed, mortal mind conveys it. Neither immortal and unerring Mind nor matter, the inanimate substratum of mortal mind, can carry on such telegraphy; for God is "of purer eyes than to behold evil," and matter has neither intelligence nor sensation.


Section 3


Ezekiel 18:1-4,31,32

    1 The word of the Lord came unto
me again, saying,

    2 What mean ye, that ye use this
proverb concerning the land of
Israel, saying, The fathers have
eaten sour grapes, and the children's
teeth are set on edge?

    3 As I live, saith the Lord God, ye
shall not have occasion any more to
use this proverb in Israel.

    4 Behold, all souls are mine; as
the soul of the father, so also the
soul of the son is mine: the soul
that sinneth, it shall die.

    31 #Cast away from you all your
transgressions, whereby ye have
transgressed; and make you a new
heart and a new spirit: for why will
ye die, O house of Israel?

    32 For I have no pleasure in the
death of him that dieth, saith the
Lord God: wherefore turn yourselves,
and live ye.

***
II Corinthians 5:8-10

    8 We are confident, I say, and
willing rather to be absent from the
body, and to be present with the
Lord.

    9 Wherefore we labour, that,
whether present or absent, we may be
accepted of him.

    10 For we must all appear before
the judgment seat of Christ; that
every one may receive the things done
in his body, according to that he
hath done, whether it be good or bad.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 318:32


    (Sickness as discord)
    The body does not include soul, but manifests mortality, a false sense of soul. The delusion that there is life in matter has no kinship with the Life supernal.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 260:19-7


    (Requisite change of our ideals)
    Mortals must change their ideals in order to improve their models. A sick body is evolved from sick thoughts. Sickness, disease, and death proceed from fear. Sensualism evolves bad physical and moral conditions.
    Selfishness and sensualism are educated in mortal mind by the thoughts ever recurring to one's self, by conversation about the body, and by the expectation of perpetual pleasure or pain from it; and this education is at the expense of spiritual growth. If we array thought in mortal vestures, it must lose its immortal nature.
    (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. Now reverse this action. Look away from the body into Truth and Love, the Principle of all happiness, harmony, and immortality. Hold thought steadfastly to the enduring, the good, and the true, and you will bring these into your experience proportionably to their occupancy of your thoughts.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 228:14-24


    (God-given dominion) 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.
    If we follow the command of our Master, "Take no thought for your life," we shall never depend on bodily conditions, structure, or economy, but we shall be masters of the body, dictate its terms, and form and control it with Truth.


Section 4


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.

***
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.

***
I Thessalonians 5:23,24

    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.

    24 Faithful is he that calleth you,
who also will do it.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 241:13-14


    (Spirit transforms)
    The Bible teaches transformation of the body by the renewal of Spirit.

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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 325:20-24


    (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."

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 13:29-18


    (Corporeal ignorance)
    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.
    (Bodily presence)
    If we are sensibly with the body and regard omnipotence as a corporeal, material person, whose ear we would gain, we are not "absent from the body" and "present with the Lord" in the demonstration of Spirit. We cannot "serve two masters." To be "present with the Lord" is to have, not mere emotional ecstasy or faith, but the actual demonstration and understanding of Life as revealed in Christian Science. To be "with the Lord" is to be in obedience to the law of God, to be absolutely governed by divine Love, - by Spirit, not by matter.
    (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.

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.


Section 5


Colossians 1:9-11

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

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

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

***
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.

***
Romans 8:12-15

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

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

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

    15 For ye have not received the
spirit of bondage again to fear; but
ye have received the Spirit of
adoption, whereby we cry, Abba,
Father.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 249:31


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 289:4


    (The Christ-element)
    The belief that life and sensation are in the body should be overcome by the understanding of what constitutes man as the image of God. Then Spirit will have overcome the flesh.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 280:21-30

    (Belief in many gods)
    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.
    (Sensationless body)
    Rightly understood, instead of possessing a sentient material form, man has a sensationless body; and God, the Soul of man and of all existence, being perpetual in His own individuality, harmony, and immortality, imparts and perpetuates these qualities in man, - through Mind, not matter.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 427:2-7


    (Life not contingent on matter)
    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.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 200:16


    (A mortal not man)
    The great truth in the Science of being, that the real man was, is, and ever shall be perfect, is incontrovertible; for if man is the image, reflection, of God, he is neither inverted nor subverted, but upright and Godlike.

Subheadings in this lesson

21 1 - Evident impossibilities
21 1 - Discontent with life
21 1 - Life only in Spirit
21 1 - Soul greater than body
21 1 - The chief stones in the temple
21 2 - Idolatrous illusions
21 2 - The strength of Spirit
21 2 - Fatigue is mental
21 2 - Mind never weary
21 2 - Mental telegraphy
21 3 - Sickness as discord
21 3 - Requisite change of our ideals
21 3 - Thoughts are things
21 3 - God-given dominion
21 4 - Spirit transforms
21 4 - Perpetual motion
21 4 - Consecration required
21 4 - Corporeal ignorance
21 4 - Bodily presence
21 4 - Spiritualized consciousness
21 4 - Jesus' disregard of matter
21 5 - Philosophical blunders
21 5 - The Christ-element
21 5 - Belief in many gods
21 5 - Sensationless body
21 5 - Life not contingent on matter
21 5 - A mortal not man


November 23,1902

Subject: 22

ANCIENT AND MODERN NECROMANCY, ALIAS MESMERISM AND HYPNOTISM, DENOUNCED.

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-- Golden Text --

Ephesians 6:12

    12 For we wrestle not against flesh
and blood, but against
principalities, against powers,
against the rulers of the darkness of
this world, against spiritual
wickedness in high places.


Responsive Reading


Isaiah 31

CHAPTER 31

    1 Woe to them that go down to
Egypt for help; and stay on horses,
and trust in chariots, because they
are many; and in horsemen, because
they are very strong; but they look
not unto the Holy One of Israel,
neither seek the Lord!

    2 Yet he also is wise, and will
bring evil, and will not call back
his words: but will arise against the
house of the evildoers, and against
the help of them that work iniquity.

    3 Now the Egyptians are men, and
not God; and their horses flesh, and
not spirit. When the Lord shall
stretch out his hand, both he that
helpeth shall fall, and he that is
holpen shall fall down, and they all
shall fail together.

    4 For thus hath the Lord spoken
unto me, Like as the lion and the
young lion roaring on his prey, when
a multitude of shepherds is called
forth against him, he will not be
afraid of their voice, nor abase
himself for the noise of them: so
shall the Lord of hosts come down to
fight for mount Zion, and for the
hill thereof.

    5 As birds flying, so will the Lord
of hosts defend Jerusalem; defending
also he will deliver it; and passing
over he will preserve it.

    6 #Turn ye unto him from whom the
children of Israel have deeply
revolted.

    7 For in that day every man shall
cast away his idols of silver, and
his idols of gold, which your own
hands have made unto you for a sin.

    8 #Then shall the Assyrian fall
with the sword, not of a mighty man;
and the sword, not of a mean man,
shall devour him: but he shall flee
from the sword, and his young men
shall be discomfited.

    9 And he shall pass over to his
strong hold for fear, and his princes
shall be afraid of the ensign, saith
the Lord, whose fire is in Zion, and
his furnace in Jerusalem.


Section 1


Exodus 20:3

    3 Thou shalt have no other gods
before me.

***
I Kings 12:26-32

    26 And Jeroboam said in his heart,
Now shall the kingdom return to the
house of David:

    27 If this people go up to do
sacrifice in the house of the Lord at
Jerusalem, then shall the heart of
this people turn again unto their
lord, even unto Rehoboam king of
Judah, and they shall kill me, and go
again to Rehoboam king of Judah.

    28 Whereupon the king took counsel,
and made two calves of gold, and said
unto them, It is too much for you to
go up to Jerusalem: behold thy gods,
O Israel, which brought thee up out
of the land of Egypt.

    29 And he set the one in Bethel,
and the other put he in Dan.

    30 And this thing became a sin: for
the people went to worship before the
one, even unto Dan.

    31 And he made an house of high
places, and made priests of the
lowest of the people, which were not
of the sons of Levi.

    32 And Jeroboam ordained a feast in
the eighth month, on the fifteenth
day of the month, like unto the feast
that is in Judah, and he offered upon
the altar. So did he in Bethel,
sacrificing unto the calves that he
had made: and he placed in Bethel the
priests of the high places which he
had made.

***
I Samuel 15:22,23

    22 And Samuel said, Hath the Lord
as great delight in burnt offerings
and sacrifices, as in obeying the
voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is
better than sacrifice, and to hearken
than the fat of rams.

    23 For rebellion is as the sin of
witchcraft, and stubbornness is as
iniquity and idolatry. Because thou
hast rejected the word of the Lord,
he hath also rejected thee from being
king.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 186:32-12


    (Ignorant idolatry) The human mind has been an idolater from the beginning, having other gods and believing in more than the one Mind.
    As mortals do not comprehend even mortal existence, how ignorant must they be of the all-knowing Mind and of His creations.
    Here you may see how so-called material sense creates its own forms of thought, gives them material names, and then worships and fears them. With pagan blindness, it attributes to some material god or medicine an ability beyond itself. The beliefs of the human mind rob and enslave it, and then impute this result to another illusive personification, named Satan.

o4oo Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked - 103:2


    (Mental despotism)
    The Apostle Paul refers to the personification of evil as "the god of this world," and further defines it as dishonesty and craftiness. Sin was the Assyrian moon-god.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 173:30


    (Man not structural)
    The idols of civilization are far more fatal to health and longevity than are the idols of barbarism. The idols of civilization call into action less faith than Buddhism in a supreme governing intelligence. The Esquimaux restore health by incantations as consciously as do civilized practitioners by their more studied methods.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 466:23-26

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


    (Mankind redeemed)
    Heathen mythology and Jewish theology have perpetuated the fallacy that intelligence, soul, and life can be in matter; and idolatry and ritualism are the outcome of all man-made beliefs.

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.


Section 2


II Kings 17:7,8,17

    7 For so it was, that the children
of Israel had sinned against the Lord
their God, which had brought them up
out of the land of Egypt, from under
the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt,
and had feared other gods,

    8 And walked in the statutes of the
heathen, whom the Lord cast out from
before the children of Israel, and of
the kings of Israel, which they had
made.

    17 And they caused their sons and
their daughters to pass through the
fire, and used divination and
enchantments, and sold themselves to
do evil in the sight of the Lord, to
provoke him to anger.

***
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.

***
Galatians 5:19-21

    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.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 82:31-11


    (Impossible intercommunion)
    In a world of sin and sensuality hastening to a greater development of power, it is wise earnestly to consider whether it is the human mind or the divine Mind which is influencing one. What the prophets of Jehovah did, the worshippers of Baal failed to do; yet artifice and delusion claimed that they could equal the work of wisdom.
    Science only can explain the incredible good and evil elements now coming to the surface. Mortals must find refuge in Truth in order to escape the error of these latter days. Nothing is more antagonistic to Christian Science than a blind belief without understanding, for such a belief hides Truth and builds on error.

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

    (Conflicting standpoints) Science is immortal and coordinate neither with the premises nor with the conclusions of mortal beliefs.

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.


Section 3


II Thessalonians 2:3,4,7-10

    3 Let no man deceive you by any
means: for that day shall not come,
except there come a falling away
first, and that man of sin be
revealed, the son of perdition;

    4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself
above all that is called God, or that
is worshipped; so that he as God
sitteth in the temple of God, shewing
himself that he is God.

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

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

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

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

***
II Timothy 3:13

    13 But evil men and seducers shall
wax worse and worse, deceiving, and
being deceived.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 451:19-23,31


    (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.
    (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. Incorrect reasoning leads to practical error. The wrong thought should be arrested before it has a chance to manifest itself.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 490:3

(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)
    Will-power is but a product of belief, and this belief commits depredations on harmony. 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.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 450:27-2


    (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? 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 4


Matthew 24:15,23,24

    15 When ye therefore shall see the
abomination of desolation, spoken of
by Daniel the prophet, stand in the
holy place, (whoso readeth, let him
understand:)

    23 Then if any man shall say unto
you, Lo, here is Christ, or there;
believe it not.

    24 For there shall arise false
Christs, and false prophets, and
shall shew great signs and wonders;
insomuch that, if it were possible,
they shall deceive the very elect.

***
Acts 19:13-19

    13 #Then certain of the vagabond
Jews, exorcists, took upon them to
call over them which had evil spirits
the name of the Lord Jesus, saying,
We adjure you by Jesus whom Paul
preacheth.

    14 And there were seven sons of one
Sceva, a Jew, and chief of the
priests, which did so.

    15 And the evil spirit answered and
said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know;
but who are ye?

    16 And the man in whom the evil
spirit was leaped on them, and
overcame them, and prevailed against
them, so that they fled out of that
house naked and wounded.

    17 And this was known to all the
Jews and Greeks also dwelling at
Ephesus; and fear fell on them all,
and the name of the Lord Jesus was
magnified.

    18 And many that believed came, and
confessed, and shewed their deeds.

    19 Many of them also which used
curious arts brought their books
together, and burned them before all
men: and they counted the price of
them, and found it fifty thousand
pieces of silver.

o4oo Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked - 101:21-32


    (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.
    If animal magnetism seems to alleviate or to cure disease, this appearance is deceptive, since error cannot remove the effects of error. Discomfort under error is preferable to comfort. In no instance is the effect of animal magnetism, recently called hypnotism, other than the effect of illusion. Any seeming benefit derived from it is proportional to one's faith in esoteric magic.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 185:6-17,22


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

o4oo Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked - 104:13,22


    (Perfection of divine government)
    Christian Science goes to the bottom of mental action, and reveals the theodicy which indicates the rightness of all divine action, as the emanation of divine Mind, and the consequent wrongness of the opposite so-called action, - evil, occultism, necromancy, mesmerism, animal magnetism, hypnotism.
    (Adulteration of Truth)
    The hypnotizer employs one error to destroy another. If he heals sickness through a belief, and a belief originally caused the sickness, it is a case of the greater error overcoming the lesser. This greater error thereafter occupies the ground, leaving the case worse than before it was grasped by the stronger error.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 322:9


    (Standpoints changed)
    It is highly important - in view of the immense work to be accomplished before this recognition of divine Science can come - to turn our thoughts towards divine Principle, that finite belief may be prepared to relinquish its error.


Section 5


Isaiah 47:10,12,14

    10 #For thou hast trusted in thy
wickedness: thou hast said, None
seeth me. Thy wisdom and thy
knowledge, it hath perverted thee;
and thou hast said in thine heart, I
am, and none else beside me.

    12 Stand now with thine
enchantments, and with the multitude
of thy sorceries, wherein thou hast
laboured from thy youth; if so be
thou shalt be able to profit, if so
be thou mayest prevail.

    14 Behold, they shall be as
stubble; the fire shall burn them;
they shall not deliver themselves
from the power of the flame: there
shall not be a coal to warm at, nor
fire to sit before it.
Isaiah 44:21,25

    21 #Remember these, O Jacob and
Israel; for thou art my servant: I
have formed thee; thou art my
servant: O Israel, thou shalt not be
forgotten of me.

    25 That frustrateth the tokens of
the liars, and maketh diviners mad;
that turneth wise men backward, and
maketh their knowledge foolish;

***
Micah 5:12,15

    12 And I will cut off witchcrafts
out of thine hand; and thou shalt
have no more soothsayers:

    15 And I will execute vengeance in
anger and fury upon the heathen, such
as they have not heard.

***
Matthew 7:22,23

    22 Many will say to me in that day,
Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in
thy name? and in thy name have cast
out devils? and in thy name done many
wonderful works?

    23 And then will I profess unto
them, I never knew you: depart from
me, ye that work iniquity.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 563:27-9


    (Animal tendency)
    The serpentine form stands for subtlety, winding its way amidst all evil, but doing this in the name of good. Its sting is spoken of by Paul, when he refers to "spiritual wickedness in high places." It is the animal instinct in mortals, which would impel them to devour each other and cast out devils through Beelzebub.
    As of old, evil still charges the spiritual idea with error's own nature and methods. This malicious animal instinct, of which the dragon is the type, incites mortals to kill morally and physically even their fellow-mortals, and worse still, to charge the innocent with the crime. This last infirmity of sin will sink its perpetrator into a night without a star.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 564:31

    (Doom of the dragon)
    In Genesis, this allegorical, talking serpent typifies mortal mind, "more subtle than any beast of the field." In the Apocalypse, when nearing its doom, this evil increases and becomes the great red dragon, swollen with sin, inflamed with war against spirituality, and ripe for destruction. It is full of lust and hate, loathing the brightness of divine glory.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 484:24

(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)
    Science must triumph over material sense, and Truth over error, thus putting an end to the hypotheses involved in all false theories and practices.


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!

***
Nahum 1:15

    15 Behold upon the mountains the
feet of him that bringeth good
tidings, that publisheth peace! O
Judah, keep thy solemn feasts,
perform thy vows: for the wicked
shall no more pass through thee; he
is utterly cut off.

***
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.

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."

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 571:22-6


    (Pure religion enthroned)
    Through trope and metaphor, the Revelator, immortal scribe of Spirit and of a true idealism, furnishes the mirror in which mortals may see their own image. In significant figures he depicts the thoughts which he beholds in mortal mind. Thus he rebukes the conceit of sin, and foreshadows its doom. With his spiritual strength, he has opened wide the gates of glory, and illumined the night of paganism with the sublime grandeur of divine Science, outshining sin, sorcery, lust, and hypocrisy. He takes away mitre and sceptre. He enthrones pure and undefiled religion, and lifts on high only those who have washed their robes white in obedience and suffering.



    (Native nothingness of sin)
    Thus we see, in both the first and last books of the Bible, - in Genesis and in the Apocalypse, - that sin is to be Christianly and scientifically reduced to its native nothingness.

Subheadings in this lesson

22 1 - Ignorant idolatry
22 1 - Mental despotism
22 1 - Man not structural
22 1 - Mankind redeemed
22 1 - The sole governor
22 2 - Impossible intercommunion
22 2 - Conflicting standpoints
22 2 - Mere negation
22 3 - Obligations of teachers
22 3 - Indispensable defence
22 3 - Will-power an animal propensity
22 3 - False claims annihilated
22 4 - Personal conclusions
22 4 - A so-called mind-cure
22 4 - Jesus and hypnotism
22 4 - Perfection of divine government
22 4 - Adulteration of Truth
22 4 - Standpoints changed
22 5 - Animal tendency
22 5 - Doom of the dragon
22 5 - Animal magnetism error
22 6 - Truth destroys falsity
22 6 - Pure religion enthroned
22 6 - Native nothingness of sin


November 30,1902

Subject: 23

GOD THE ONLY CAUSE AND CREATOR.

oo3o



-- Golden Text --

Isaiah 44:24

    24 Thus saith the Lord, thy
redeemer, and he that formed thee
from the womb, I am the Lord that
maketh all things; that stretcheth
forth the heavens alone; that
spreadeth abroad the earth by myself;


Responsive Reading


Job 38:1,3,4,12,16,22,24-27,29-32,36

    1 Then the Lord answered Job out
of the whirlwind, and said,

    3 Gird up now thy loins like a man:
for I will demand of thee, and answer
thou me.

    4 Where wast thou when I laid the
foundations of the earth? declare, if
thou hast understanding.

    12 Hast thou commanded the morning
since thy days; and caused the
dayspring to know his place;

    16 Hast thou entered into the
springs of the sea? or hast thou
walked in the search of the depth?

    22 Hast thou entered into the
treasures of the snow? or hast thou
seen the treasures of the hail,

    24 By what way is the light parted,
which scattereth the east wind upon
the earth?

    25 Who hath divided a watercourse
for the overflowing of waters, or a
way for the lightning of thunder;

    26 To cause it to rain on the
earth, where no man is; on the
wilderness, wherein there is no man;

    27 To satisfy the desolate and
waste ground; and to cause the bud of
the tender herb to spring forth?

    29 Out of whose womb came the ice?
and the hoary frost of heaven, who
hath gendered it?

    30 The waters are hid as with a
stone, and the face of the deep is
frozen.

    31 Canst thou bind the sweet
influences of Pleiades, or loose the
bands of Orion?

    32 Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth
in his season? or canst thou guide
Arcturus with his sons?

    36 Who hath put wisdom in the
inward parts? or who hath given
understanding to the heart?
Job 42:1,2

    1 Then Job answered the Lord, and
said,

    2 I know that thou canst do every
thing, and that no thought can be
withholden from thee.


Section 1


Isaiah 14:24,27

    24 #The Lord of hosts hath sworn,
saying, Surely as I have thought, so
shall it come to pass; and as I have
purposed, so shall it stand:

    27 For the Lord of hosts hath
purposed, and who shall disannul it?
and his hand is stretched out, and
who shall turn it back?

***
I Chronicles 29:11

    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.

***
Psalm 89:11

    11 The heavens are thine, the earth
also is thine: as for the world and
the fulness thereof, thou hast
founded them.

***
Isaiah 42:5

    5 #Thus saith God the Lord, he that
created the heavens, and stretched
them out; he that spread forth the
earth, and that which cometh out of
it; he that giveth breath unto the
people upon it, and spirit to them
that walk therein:
Isaiah 45:11,12

    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.

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.

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

  (- MORTAL MIND - Mythology)


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

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 124:14-24


    (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."

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 268:1-9,14


    (Materialistic challenge)
    In the material world, thought has brought to light with great rapidity many useful wonders. With like activity have thought's swift pinions been rising towards the realm of the real, to the spiritual cause of those lower things which give impulse to inquiry. Belief in a material basis, from which may be deduced all rationality, is slowly yielding to the idea of a metaphysical basis, looking away from matter to Mind as the cause of every effect.
    (Confusion confounded)
    In this final struggle for supremacy, semi-metaphysical systems afford no substantial aid to scientific metaphysics, for their arguments are based on the false testimony of the material senses as well as on the facts of Mind. These semi-metaphysical systems are one and all pantheistic, and savor of Pandemonium, a house divided against itself.


Section 2


Isaiah 44:24

    24 Thus saith the Lord, thy
redeemer, and he that formed thee
from the womb, I am the Lord that
maketh all things; that stretcheth
forth the heavens alone; that
spreadeth abroad the earth by myself;

***
Psalm 19:1-3

    1 The heavens declare the glory of
God; and the firmament sheweth his
handywork.

    2 Day unto day uttereth speech, and
night unto night sheweth knowledge.

    3 There is no speech nor language,
where their voice is not heard.

***
Job 12:7-9

    7 But ask now the beasts, and they
shall teach thee; and the fowls of the
air, and they shall tell thee:

    8 Or speak to the earth, and it
shall teach thee: and the fishes of
the sea shall declare unto thee.

    9 Who knoweth not in all these that
the hand of the Lord hath wrought
this?

***
Psalm 119:34

    34 Give me understanding, and I
shall keep thy law; yea, I shall
observe it with my whole heart.

***
Romans 8:2

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

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.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 126:8

    (A lack of originality)
    All Science is divine. Human thought never projected the least portion of true being. Human belief has sought and interpreted in its own way the echo of Spirit, and so seems to have reversed it and repeated it materially; but the human mind never produced a real tone nor sent forth a positive sound.

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

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

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 129:22-28

    (Ontology needed)
    We must look deep into realism instead of accepting only the outward sense of things. Can we gather peaches from a pine-tree, or learn from discord the concord of being? Yet quite as rational are some of the leading illusions along the path which Science must tread in its reformatory mission among mortals.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 342:16-18


    (Christianity scientific)
    If Christianity is not scientific, and Science is not of God, then there is no invariable law, and truth becomes an accident.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 539:27-1


    (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.


Section 3


Psalm 104:1,2,13,14,28,30

    1 Bless the Lord, O my soul. O
Lord my God, thou art very great;
thou art clothed with honour and
majesty.

    2 Who coverest thyself with light
as with a garment: who stretchest out
the heavens like a curtain:

    13 He watereth the hills from his
chambers: the earth is satisfied with
the fruit of thy works.

    14 He causeth the grass to grow for
the cattle, and herb for the service
of man: that he may bring forth food
out of the earth;

    28 That thou givest them they
gather: thou openest thine hand, they
are filled with good.

    30 Thou sendest forth thy spirit,
they are created: and thou renewest
the face of the earth.

***
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;

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 507:28-6


    (Ever-appearing creation)
    Creation is ever appearing, and must ever continue to appear from the nature of its inexhaustible source. Mortal sense inverts this appearing and calls ideas material. Thus misinterpreted, the divine idea seems to fall to the level of a human or material belief, called mortal man. But the seed is in itself, only as the divine Mind is All and reproduces all - as Mind is the multiplier, and Mind's infinite idea, man and the universe, is the product. The only intelligence or substance of a thought, a seed, or a flower is God, the creator of it.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 81:18-28


    (Mind's manifestations immortal)
    Though the grass seemeth to wither and the flower to fade, they reappear. Erase the figures which express number, silence the tones of music, give to the worms the body called man, and yet the producing, governing, divine Principle lives on, - in the case of man as truly as in the case of numbers and of music, - despite the so-called laws of matter, which define man as mortal. Though the inharmony resulting from material sense hides the harmony of Science, inharmony cannot destroy the divine Principle of Science.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 502:29-3


    (Ideas and identities) There is but one creator and one creation. This creation consists of the unfolding of spiritual ideas and their identities, which are embraced in the infinite Mind and forever reflected.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 513:17

    (Continuity of thoughts)
    Spirit diversifies, classifies, and individualizes all thoughts, which are as eternal as the Mind conceiving them; but the intelligence, existence, and continuity of all individuality remain in God, who is the divinely creative Principle thereof.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 295:6-8


    (Mortals unlike immortals) The universe is filled with spiritual ideas, which He evolves, and they are obedient to the Mind that makes them.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 519:9-14


    (Infinity measureless)
    Thus the ideas of God in universal being are complete and forever expressed, for Science reveals infinity and the fatherhood and motherhood of Love. 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.


Section 4


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?

***
Isaiah 40:26

    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 3:4

    4 For every house is builded by
some man; but he that built all
things is God.

***
John 1:3,4

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

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

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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 535:10-14

    (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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 543:25

    (Man springs from Mind)
    When Spirit made all, did it leave aught for matter to create? Ideas of Truth alone are reflected in the myriad manifestations of Life, and thus it is seen that man springs solely from Mind. The belief that matter supports life would make Life, or God, mortal.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 520:16-30

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



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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 547:25

    (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.


Section 5


Lamentations 3:38

    38 Out of the mouth of the most
High proceedeth not evil and good?

***
Isaiah 5:20,24

    20 #Woe unto them that call evil
good, and good evil; that put
darkness for light, and light for
darkness; that put bitter for sweet,
and sweet for bitter!

    24 Therefore as the fire devoureth
the stubble, and the flame consumeth
the chaff, so their root shall be as
rottenness, and their blossom shall
go up as dust: because they have cast
away the law of the Lord of hosts,
and despised the word of the Holy One
of Israel.

***
Jeremiah 31:29,30

    29 In those days they shall say no
more, The fathers have eaten a sour
grape, and the children's teeth are
set on edge.

    30 But every one shall die for his
own iniquity: every man that eateth
the sour grape, his teeth shall be
set on edge.

***
Ezekiel 18:20,23

    20 The soul that sinneth, it shall
die. The son shall not bear the
iniquity of the father, neither shall
the father bear the iniquity of the
son: the righteousness of the
righteous shall be upon him, and the
wickedness of the wicked shall be
upon him.

    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?

***
Job 34:10,12

    10 Therefore hearken unto me, ye
men of understanding: far be it from
God, that he should do wickedness;
and from the Almighty, that he should
commit iniquity.

    12 Yea, surely God will not do
wickedly, neither will the Almighty
pervert judgment.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 287:11-13


    (Divine allness)
    Did God, Truth, create error? No! "Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?"

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 154:3,16-21


    (Source of contagion)
    Disease arises, like other mental conditions, from association.
    Since it is a law of mortal mind that certain diseases should be regarded as contagious, this law obtains credit through association, - calling up the fear that creates the image of disease and its consequent manifestation in the body.
    (Children's ailments)
    If a child is exposed to contagion or infection, the mother is frightened and says, "My child will be sick." The law of mortal mind and her own fears govern her child more than the child's mind governs itself, and they produce the very results which might have been prevented through the opposite understanding.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 228:3


    (No fleshly heredity)
    The transmission of disease or of certain idiosyncrasies of mortal mind would be impossible if this great fact of being were learned, - namely, that nothing inharmonious can enter being, for Life is God. Heredity is a prolific subject for mortal belief to pin theories upon; but if we learn that nothing is real but the right, we shall have no dangerous inheritances, and fleshly ills will disappear.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 211:19

    (Matter sensationless)
    It should no longer be said in Israel that "the fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children's teeth are set on edge." Sympathy with error should disappear. The transfer of the thoughts of one erring mind to another, Science renders impossible.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 183:29


    (Belief and understanding)
    If Christian Science dishonors human belief, it honors spiritual understanding; and the one Mind only is entitled to honor.


Section 6


Genesis 1:31

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

***
Psalm 33:1,4,6

    1 Rejoice in the Lord, O ye
righteous: for praise is comely for
the upright.

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

    6 By the word of the Lord were the
heavens made; and all the host of them
by the breath of his mouth.
Psalm 145:17

    17 The Lord is righteous in all his
ways, and holy in all his works.

***
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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 503:28


    (Mind's idea faultless)
    God, Spirit, dwelling in infinite light and harmony from which emanates the true idea, is never reflected by aught but the good.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 555:23-27

    (The origin of divinity)
    We lose our standard of perfection and set aside the proper conception of Deity, when we admit that the perfect is the author of aught that can become imperfect, that God bestows the power to sin, or that Truth confers the ability to err.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 230:11


    (God never inconsistent)
    It would be contrary to our highest ideas of God to suppose Him capable of first arranging law and causation so as to bring about certain evil results, and then punishing the helpless victims of His volition for doing what they could not avoid doing. Good is not, cannot be, the author of experimental sins. God, good, can no more produce sickness than goodness can cause evil and health occasion disease.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 229:23-28

    (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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 243:32

    (Deformity and perfection)
    Inasmuch as God is good and the fount of all being, He does not produce moral or physical deformity; therefore such deformity is not real, but is illusion, the mirage of error. Divine Science reveals these grand facts. On their basis Jesus demonstrated Life, never fearing nor obeying error in any form.

Subheadings in this lesson

23 1 - One primal cause
23 1 - -6- The universal cause
23 1 - Right interpretation
23 1 - All force mental
23 1 - Materialistic challenge
23 1 - Confusion confounded
23 2 - Practical Science
23 2 - A lack of originality
23 2 - No physical science
23 2 - Ontology needed
23 2 - Christianity scientific
23 2 - Scientific offspring
23 3 - Ever-appearing creation
23 3 - Mind's manifestations immortal
23 3 - Ideas and identities
23 3 - Continuity of thoughts
23 3 - Mortals unlike immortals
23 3 - Infinity measureless
23 4 - Causation not in matter
23 4 - Judgment on error
23 4 - Man springs from Mind
23 4 - Growth is from Mind
23 4 - True theory of the universe
23 5 - Divine allness
23 5 - Source of contagion
23 5 - Children's ailments
23 5 - No fleshly heredity
23 5 - Matter sensationless
23 5 - Belief and understanding
23 6 - Mind's idea faultless
23 6 - The origin of divinity
23 6 - God never inconsistent
23 6 - Sickness from mortal mind
23 6 - Deformity and perfection


December 7,1902

Subject: 24

GOD THE PRESERVER OF MAN.

oo3o



-- Golden Text --

II Timothy 4:18

    18 And the Lord shall deliver me
from every evil work, and will
preserve me unto his heavenly
kingdom: to whom be glory for ever
and ever. Amen.


Responsive Reading


Joshua 1:1,3-9

    1 Now after the death of Moses the
servant of the Lord it came to pass,
that the Lord spake unto Joshua the
son of Nun, Moses' minister, saying,

    3 Every place that the sole of your
foot shall tread upon, that have I
given unto you, as I said unto Moses.


    4 From the wilderness and this
Lebanon even unto the great river,
the river Euphrates, all the land of
the Hittites, and unto the great sea
toward the going down of the sun,
shall be your coast.

    5 There shall not any man be able
to stand before thee all the days of
thy life: as I was with Moses, so I
will be with thee: I will not fail
thee, nor forsake thee.

    6 Be strong and of a good courage:
for unto this people shalt thou divide
for an inheritance the land, which I
sware unto their fathers to give
them.

    7 Only be thou strong and very
courageous, that thou mayest observe
to do according to all the law, which
Moses my servant commanded thee: turn
not from it to the right hand or to
the left, that thou mayest prosper
whithersoever thou goest.

    8 This book of the law shall not
depart out of thy mouth; but thou
shalt meditate therein day and night,
that thou mayest observe to do
according to all that is written
therein: for then thou shalt make thy
way prosperous, and then thou shalt
have good success.

    9 Have not I commanded thee? Be
strong and of a good courage; be not
afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for
the Lord thy God is with thee
whithersoever thou goest.


Section 1


Ezekiel 18:1-3

    1 The word of the Lord came unto
me again, saying,

    2 What mean ye, that ye use this
proverb concerning the land of
Israel, saying, The fathers have
eaten sour grapes, and the children's
teeth are set on edge?

    3 As I live, saith the Lord God, ye
shall not have occasion any more to
use this proverb in Israel.

***
Isaiah 49:8-11

    8 Thus saith the Lord, In an
acceptable time have I heard thee,
and in a day of salvation have I
helped thee: and I will preserve
thee, and give thee for a covenant of
the people, to establish the earth,
to cause to inherit the desolate
heritages;

    9 That thou mayest say to the
prisoners, Go forth; to them that are
in darkness, Shew yourselves. They
shall feed in the ways, and their
pastures shall be in all high places.


    10 They shall not hunger nor
thirst; neither shall the heat nor
sun smite them: for he that hath
mercy on them shall lead them, even
by the springs of water shall he
guide them.

    11 And I will make all my mountains
a way, and my highways shall be
exalted.
Isaiah 54:17

    17 #No weapon that is formed
against thee shall prosper; and every
tongue that shall rise against thee
in judgment thou shalt condemn. This
is the heritage of the servants of
the Lord, and their righteousness is
of me, saith the Lord.
Isaiah 58:14

    14 Then shalt thou delight thyself
in the Lord; and I will cause thee to
ride upon the high places of the
earth, and feed thee with the
heritage of Jacob thy father: for the
mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 228:7


    (No fleshly heredity) Heredity is a prolific subject for mortal belief to pin theories upon; but if we learn that nothing is real but the right, we shall have no dangerous inheritances, and fleshly ills will disappear.

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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 392:17-3

    (Illusions about nerves)
    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.
    (Guarding the door)
    Reverse the case. Stand porter at the door of thought. Admitting only such conclusions as you wish realized in bodily results, you will control yourself harmoniously. When the condition is present which you say induces disease, whether it be air, exercise, heredity, contagion, or accident, then perform your office as porter and shut out these unhealthy thoughts and fears. Exclude from mortal mind the offending errors; then the body cannot suffer from them. The issues of pain or pleasure must come through mind, and like a watchman forsaking his post, we admit the intruding belief, forgetting that through divine help we can forbid this entrance.


Section 2


Leviticus 14:1,2,8,10,11

    1 And the Lord spake unto Moses,
saying,

    2 This shall be the law of the
leper in the day of his cleansing: He
shall be brought unto the priest:

    8 And he that is to be cleansed
shall wash his clothes, and shave off
all his hair, and wash himself in
water, that he may be clean: and
after that he shall come into the
camp, and shall tarry abroad out of
his tent seven days.

    10 And on the eighth day he shall
take two he lambs without blemish,
and one ewe lamb of the first year
without blemish, and three tenth
deals of fine flour for a meat
offering, mingled with oil, and one
log of oil.

    11 And the priest that maketh him
clean shall present the man that is
to be made clean, and those things,
before the Lord, at the door of the
tabernacle of the congregation:

***
Mark 1:14,39-44

    14 Now after that John was put in
prison, Jesus came into Galilee,
preaching the gospel of the kingdom
of God,

    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.

    43 And he straitly charged him, and
forthwith sent him away;

    44 And saith unto him, See thou say
nothing to any man: but go thy way,
shew thyself to the priest, and offer
for thy cleansing those things which
Moses commanded, for a testimony unto
them.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 384:6-9


    (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.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 176:17,24


    (Our modern Eves)
    Human fear of miasma would load with disease the air of Eden, and weigh down mankind with superimposed and conjectural evils. Mortal mind is the worst foe of the body, while divine Mind is its best friend.
    (Diseases not to be classified)
    One disease is no more real than another. All disease is the result of education, and disease can carry its ill-effects no farther than mortal mind maps out the way. The human mind, not matter, is supposed to feel, suffer, enjoy. Hence decided types of acute disease are quite as ready to yield to Truth as the less distinct type and chronic form of disease. Truth handles the most malignant contagion with perfect assurance.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 220:8


    (Hygiene ineffectual)
    Instinct is better than misguided reason, as even nature declares. The violet lifts her blue eye to greet the early spring. The leaves clap their hands as nature's untired worshippers. The snowbird sings and soars amid the blasts; he has no catarrh from wet feet, and procures a summer residence with more ease than a nabob. The atmosphere of the earth, kinder than the atmosphere of mortal mind, leaves catarrh to the latter. Colds, coughs, and contagion are engendered solely by human theories.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 153:25


    (Source of contagion)
    We weep because others weep, we yawn because they yawn, and we have smallpox because others have it; but mortal mind, not matter, contains and carries the infection. When this mental contagion is understood, we shall be more careful of our mental conditions, and we shall avoid loquacious tattling about disease, as we would avoid advocating crime. Neither sympathy nor society should ever tempt us to cherish error in any form, and certainly we should not be error's advocate.


Section 3


Psalm 91:9-12

    9 Because thou hast made the Lord,
which is my refuge, even the most
High, thy habitation;

    10 There shall no evil befall thee,
neither shall any plague come nigh
thy dwelling.

    11 For he shall give his angels
charge over thee, to keep thee in all
thy ways.

    12 They shall bear thee up in their
hands, lest thou dash thy foot
against a stone.
Psalm 121:3,7,8

    3 He will not suffer thy foot to be
moved: he that keepeth thee will not
slumber.

    7 The Lord shall preserve thee from
all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.


    8 The Lord shall preserve thy going
out and thy coming in from this time
forth, and even for evermore.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 424:5


    (Accidents unknown to God)
    Accidents are unknown to God, or immortal Mind, and we must leave the mortal basis of belief and unite with the one Mind, in order to change the notion of chance to the proper sense of God's unerring direction and thus bring out harmony.

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 - 397:12-22

    (Remedy for accidents)
    When an accident happens, you think or exclaim, "I am hurt!" Your thought is more powerful than your words, more powerful than the accident itself, to make the injury real.
    Now reverse the process. Declare that you are not hurt and understand the reason why, and you will find the ensuing good effects to be in exact proportion to your disbelief in physics, and your fidelity to divine metaphysics, confidence in God as All, which the Scriptures declare Him to be.


Section 4


II Corinthians 1:3-5,7

    3 Blessed be God, even the Father
of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father
of mercies, and the God of all
comfort;

    4 Who comforteth us in all our
tribulation, that we may be able to
comfort them which are in any
trouble, by the comfort wherewith we
ourselves are comforted of God.

    5 For as the sufferings of Christ
abound in us, so our consolation also
aboundeth by Christ.

    7 And our hope of you is stedfast,
knowing, that as ye are partakers of
the sufferings, so shall ye be also
of the consolation.

***
I Peter 4:12,13,15,16

    12 Beloved, think it not strange
concerning the fiery trial which is
to try you, as though some strange
thing happened unto you:

    13 But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are
partakers of Christ's sufferings;
that, when his glory shall be
revealed, ye may be glad also with
exceeding joy.

    15 But let none of you suffer as a
murderer, or as a thief, or as an
evildoer, or as a busybody in other
men's matters.

    16 Yet if any man suffer as a
Christian, let him not be ashamed;
but let him glorify God on this
behalf.
I Peter 5:7

    7 Casting all your care upon him;
for he careth for you.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 76:18


    (Real Life is God)
    Suffering, sinning, dying beliefs are unreal. When divine Science is universally understood, they will have no power over man, for man is immortal and lives by divine authority.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 184:16


    (Laws of human belief)
    Controlled by the divine intelligence, man is harmonious and eternal. Whatever is governed by a false belief is discordant and mortal. We say man suffers from the effects of cold, heat, fatigue. This is human belief, not the truth of being, for matter cannot suffer. Mortal mind alone suffers, - not because a law of matter has been transgressed, but because a law of this so-called mind has been disobeyed. I have demonstrated this as a rule of divine Science by destroying the delusion of suffering from what is termed a fatally broken physical law.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 175:9

    (Novel diseases)
    What an abuse of natural beauty to say that a rose, the smile of God, can produce suffering! The joy of its presence, its beauty and fragrance, should uplift the thought, and dissuade any sense of fear or fever. It is profane to fancy that the perfume of clover and the breath of new-mown hay can cause glandular inflammation, sneezing, and nasal pangs.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 386:16


    (Erroneous despatch)
    A blundering despatch, mistakenly announcing the death of a friend, occasions the same grief that the friend's real death would bring. You think that your anguish is occasioned by your loss. Another despatch, correcting the mistake, heals your grief, and you learn that your suffering was merely the result of your belief. Thus it is with all sorrow, sickness, and death. You will learn at length that there is no cause for grief, and divine wisdom will then be understood. Error, not Truth, produces all the suffering on earth.

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 31:19,20,23

    19 Oh how great is thy goodness,
which thou hast laid up for them that
fear thee; which thou hast wrought
for them that trust in thee before
the sons of men!

    20 Thou shalt hide them in the
secret of thy presence from the pride
of man: thou shalt keep them secretly
in a pavilion from the strife of
tongues.

    23 O love the Lord, all ye his
saints: for the Lord preserveth the
faithful, and plentifully rewardeth
the proud doer.

***
I Corinthians 14:20

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

***
Ephesians 4:31,32

    31 Let all bitterness, and wrath,
and anger, and clamour, and evil
speaking, be put away from you, with
all malice:

    32 And be ye kind one to another,
tenderhearted, forgiving one another,
even as God for Christ's sake hath
forgiven you.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 234:31-3


    (Cleansing the mind)
    Evil thoughts and aims reach no farther and do no more harm than one's belief permits. Evil thoughts, lusts, and malicious purposes cannot go forth, like wandering pollen, from one human mind to another, finding unsuspected lodgment, if virtue and truth build a strong defence.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 327:8-12,17


    (Image of the beast)
    What a pitiful sight is malice, finding pleasure in revenge! Evil is sometimes a man's highest conception of right, until his grasp on good grows stronger. Then he loses pleasure in wickedness, and it becomes his torment.
    (Peremptory demands)
    To the physical senses, the strict demands of Christian Science seem peremptory; but mortals are hastening to learn that Life is God, good, and that evil has in reality neither place nor power in the human or the divine economy.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 454:4


    (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." 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.


Section 6


Matthew 5:10-12

    10 Blessed are they which are
persecuted for righteousness' sake:
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

    11 Blessed are ye, when men shall
revile you, and persecute you, and
shall say all manner of evil against
you falsely, for my sake.

    12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad:
for great is your reward in heaven:
for so persecuted they the prophets
which were before you.

***
John 15:18-21

    18 If the world hate you, ye know
that it hated me before it hated you.


    19 If ye were of the world, the
world would love his own: but because
ye are not of the world, but I have
chosen you out of the world,
therefore the world hateth you.

    20 Remember the word that I said
unto you, The servant is not greater
than his lord. If they have
persecuted me, they will also
persecute you; if they have kept my
saying, they will keep yours also.

    21 But all these things will they
do unto you for my name's sake,
because they know not him that sent
me.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 5:15-18


    (Sorrow and reformation)
    The followers of Christ drank his cup. Ingratitude and persecution filled it to the brim; but God pours the riches of His love into the understanding and affections, giving us strength according to our day.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 28:24


    (Persecution prolonged)
    To suppose that persecution for righteousness' sake belongs to the past, and that Christianity to-day is at peace with the world because it is honored by sects and societies, is to mistake the very nature of religion. Error repeats itself. The trials encountered by prophet, disciple, and apostle, "of whom the world was not worthy," await, in some form, every pioneer of truth.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 29:7

    (Christian warfare)
    Christian experience teaches faith in the right and disbelief in the wrong. It bids us work the more earnestly in times of persecution, because then our labor is more needed. Great is the reward of self-sacrifice, though we may never receive it in this world.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 139:9


    (Marvels and reformations)
    Reforms have commonly been attended with bloodshed and persecution, even when the end has been brightness and peace; but the present new, yet old, reform in religious faith will teach men patiently and wisely to stem the tide of sectarian bitterness, whenever it flows inward.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 317:6


    (The cup of Jesus)
    Whosoever lives most the life of Jesus in this age and declares best the power of Christian Science, will drink of his Master's cup. Resistance to Truth will haunt his steps, and he will incur the hatred of sinners, till "wisdom is justified of her children." These blessed benedictions rest upon Jesus' followers: "If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you;" "Lo, I am with you alway," - that is, not only in all time, but in all ways and conditions.

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.

Subheadings in this lesson

24 1 - No fleshly heredity
24 1 - Eradicate error from thought
24 1 - Illusions about nerves
24 1 - Guarding the door
24 2 - Corporeal penalties
24 2 - Our modern Eves
24 2 - Diseases not to be classified
24 2 - Hygiene ineffectual
24 2 - Source of contagion
24 3 - Accidents unknown to God
24 3 - Indestructible life of man
24 3 - Remedy for accidents
24 4 - Real Life is God
24 4 - Laws of human belief
24 4 - Novel diseases
24 4 - Erroneous despatch
24 4 - Christian history
24 5 - Cleansing the mind
24 5 - Image of the beast
24 5 - Peremptory demands
24 5 - Impotence of hate
24 6 - Sorrow and reformation
24 6 - Persecution prolonged
24 6 - Christian warfare
24 6 - Marvels and reformations
24 6 - The cup of Jesus
24 6 - Love casteth out fear


December21,1902

Subject: 25

IS THE UNIVERSE, INCLUDING MAN, EVOLVED BY ATOMIC FORCE?

o3oo



-- Golden Text --

Genesis 1:1

    1 In the beginning God created the
heaven and the earth.
Genesis 2:2

    2 And on the seventh day God ended
his work which he had made; and he
rested on the seventh day from all
his work which he had made.


Responsive Reading


Joshua 6:1-8,14-16,20,26

    1 Now Jericho was straitly shut up
because of the children of Israel:
none went out, and none came in.

    2 And the Lord said unto Joshua,
See, I have given into thine hand
Jericho, and the king thereof, and
the mighty men of valour.

    3 And ye shall compass the city,
all ye men of war, and go round about
the city once. Thus shalt thou do six
days.

    4 And seven priests shall bear
before the ark seven trumpets of
rams' horns: and the seventh day ye
shall compass the city seven times,
and the priests shall blow with the
trumpets.

    5 And it shall come to pass, that
when they make a long blast with the
ram's horn, and when ye hear the
sound of the trumpet, all the people
shall shout with a great shout; and
the wall of the city shall fall down
flat, and the people shall ascend up
every man straight before him.

    6 #And Joshua the son of Nun called
the priests, and said unto them, Take
up the ark of the covenant, and let
seven priests bear seven trumpets of
rams' horns before the ark of the
Lord.

    7 And he said unto the people, Pass
on, and compass the city, and let him
that is armed pass on before the ark
of the Lord.

    8 #And it came to pass, when Joshua
had spoken unto the people, that the
seven priests bearing the seven
trumpets of rams' horns passed on
before the Lord, and blew with the
trumpets: and the ark of the covenant
of the Lord followed them.

    14 And the second day they
compassed the city once, and returned
into the camp: so they did six days.

    15 And it came to pass on the
seventh day, that they rose early
about the dawning of the day, and
compassed the city after the same
manner seven times: only on that day
they compassed the city seven times.

    16 And it came to pass at the
seventh time, when the priests blew
with the trumpets, Joshua said unto
the people, Shout; for the Lord hath
given you the city.

    20 So the people shouted when the
priests blew with the trumpets: and
it came to pass, when the people
heard the sound of the trumpet, and
the people shouted with a great
shout, that the wall fell down flat,
so that the people went up into the
city, every man straight before him,
and they took the city.

    26 #And Joshua adjured them at that
time, saying, Cursed be the man
before the Lord, that riseth up and
buildeth this city Jericho: he shall
lay the foundation thereof in his
firstborn, and in his youngest son
shall he set up the gates of it.


Section 1


Genesis 1:1

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

***
Deuteronomy 10:14

    14 Behold, the heaven and the
heaven of heavens is the Lord's thy
God, the earth also, with all that
therein is.

***
Psalm 62:11

    11 God hath spoken once; twice have
I heard this; that power belongeth
unto God.

***
Romans 13:1

    1 Let every soul be subject unto
the higher powers. For there is no
power but of God: the powers that be
are ordained of God.

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 - 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.

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 - 502:24


    (Ideas and identities)
    The infinite has no beginning. This word beginning is employed to signify the only, - that is, the eternal verity and unity of God and man, including the universe. The creative Principle - Life, Truth, and Love - is God. The universe reflects God. There is but one creator and one creation. This creation consists of the unfolding of spiritual ideas and their identities, which are embraced in the infinite Mind and forever reflected. These ideas range from the infinitesimal to infinity, and the highest ideas are the sons and daughters of God.


Section 2


Genesis 1:3,5

    3 And God said, Let there be light:
and there was light.

    5 And God called the light Day, and
the darkness he called Night. And the
evening and the morning were the
first day.

***
Zechariah 14:6,7

    6 And it shall come to pass in that
day, that the light shall not be
clear, nor dark:

    7 But it shall be one day which
shall be known to the Lord, not day,
nor night: but it shall come to pass,
that at evening time it shall be
light.

***
John 12:35,46

    35 Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a
little while is the light with you.
Walk while ye have the light, lest
darkness come upon you: for he that
walketh in darkness knoweth not
whither he goeth.

    46 I am come a light into the
world, that whosoever believeth on me
should not abide in darkness.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 255:3


    (Inadequate theories of creation)
    "Let there be light," is the perpetual demand of Truth and Love, changing chaos into order and discord into the music of the spheres. The mythical human theories of creation, anciently classified as the higher criticism, sprang from cultured scholars in Rome and in Greece, but they afforded no foundation for accurate views of creation by the divine Mind.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 504:3-14


    (Light preceding the sun)
    Genesis i. 5. And God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.



    All questions as to the divine creation being both spiritual and material are answered in this passage, for though solar beams are not yet included in the record of creation, still there is light. This light is not from the sun nor from volcanic flames, but it is the revelation of Truth and of spiritual ideas. This also shows that there is no place where God's light is not seen, since Truth, Life, and Love fill immensity and are ever-present.


Section 3


Genesis 1:6,8

    6 #And God said, Let there be a
firmament in the midst of the waters,
and let it divide the waters from the
waters.

    8 And God called the firmament
Heaven. And the evening and the
morning were the second day.

***
Jeremiah 51:15

    15 He hath made the earth by his
power, he hath established the world
by his wisdom, and hath stretched out
the heaven by his understanding.

***
Matthew 4:16,17

    16 The people which sat in darkness
saw great light; and to them which
sat in the region and shadow of death
light is sprung up.

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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 506:10,18


    (Exalted thought)
    Through divine Science, Spirit, God, unites understanding to eternal harmony. The calm and exalted thought or spiritual apprehension is at peace. Thus the dawn of ideas goes on, forming each successive stage of progress.
    (Unfolding of thoughts)
    Spirit, God, gathers unformed thoughts into their proper channels, and unfolds these thoughts, even as He opens the petals of a holy purpose in order that the purpose may appear.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 240:10


    (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. Mind is perpetual motion. Its symbol is the sphere. The rotations and revolutions of the universe of Mind go on eternally.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 242:9

    (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.

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.


Section 4


Genesis 1:11,13

    11 And God said, Let the earth
bring forth grass, the herb yielding
seed, and the fruit tree yielding
fruit after his kind, whose seed is
in itself, upon the earth: and it was
so.

    13 And the evening and the morning
were the third day.

***
Revelation 6:5,6

    5 And when he had opened the third
seal, I heard the third beast say,
Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a
black horse; and he that sat on him
had a pair of balances in his hand.

    6 And I heard a voice in the midst
of the four beasts say, A measure of
wheat for a penny, and three measures
of barley for a penny; and see thou
hurt not the oil and the wine.

***
Luke 10:30,33,34

    30 And Jesus answering said, A
certain man went down from Jerusalem
to Jericho, and fell among thieves,
which stripped him of his raiment,
and wounded him, and departed,
leaving him half dead.

    33 But a certain Samaritan, as he
journeyed, came where he was: and
when he saw him, he had compassion on
him,

    34 And went to him, and bound up
his wounds, pouring in oil and wine,
and set him on his own beast, and
brought him to an inn, and took care
of him.
Luke 12:37,38

    37 Blessed are those servants, whom
the lord when he cometh shall find
watching: verily I say unto you, that
he shall gird himself, and make them
to sit down to meat, and will come
forth and serve them.

    38 And if he shall come in the
second watch, or come in the third
watch, and find them so, blessed are
those servants.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 508:28


    (Rising to the light)
    The third stage in the order of Christian Science is an important one to the human thought, letting in the light of spiritual understanding. This period corresponds to the resurrection, when Spirit is discerned to be the Life of all, and the deathless Life, or Mind, dependent upon no material organization. Our Master reappeared to his students, - to their apprehension he rose from the grave, - on the third day of his ascending thought, and so presented to them the certain sense of eternal Life.

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

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


    (-15- The Son's duality)
    XV. The invisible Christ was imperceptible to the so-called personal senses, whereas Jesus appeared as a bodily existence. This dual personality of the unseen and the seen, the spiritual and material, the eternal Christ and the corporeal Jesus manifest in flesh, continued until the Master's ascension, when the human, material concept, or Jesus, disappeared, while the spiritual self, or Christ, continues to exist in the eternal order of divine Science, taking away the sins of the world, as the Christ has always done, even before the human Jesus was incarnate to mortal eyes.


Section 5


Genesis 1:16,19

    16 And God made two great lights;
the greater light to rule the day,
and the lesser light to rule the
night: he made the stars also.

    19 And the evening and the morning
were the fourth day.

***
Revelation 11:3,4

    3 And I will give power unto my two
witnesses, and they shall prophesy a
thousand two hundred and threescore
days, clothed in sackcloth.

    4 These are the two olive trees,
and the two candlesticks standing
before the God of the earth.

***
Matthew 14:25,26

    25 And in the fourth watch of the
night Jesus went unto them, walking
on the sea.

    26 And when the disciples saw him
walking on the sea, they were
troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and
they cried out for fear.

***
II Corinthians 5:16

    16 Wherefore henceforth know we no
man after the flesh: yea, though we
have known Christ after the flesh,
yet now henceforth know we him no
more.

***
Hebrews 9:28

    28 So Christ was once offered to
bear the sins of many; and unto them
that look for him shall he appear the
second time without sin unto
salvation.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 510:9


    (Spiritual ideas apprehended)
    Truth and Love enlighten the understanding, in whose "light shall we see light;" and this illumination is reflected spiritually by all who walk in the light and turn away from a false material sense.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 508:21

    (Mind's pure thought)
    The Mind or intelligence of production names the female gender last in the ascending order of creation. The intelligent individual idea, be it male or female, rising from the lesser to the greater, unfolds the infinitude of Love.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 117:29-9


    (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?

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 97:29-32


    (Christianity still rejected)
    Christianity is again demonstrating the Life that is Truth, and the Truth that is Life, by the apostolic work of casting out error and healing the sick.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 558:9-16


    (The new Evangel)
    This angel or message which comes from God, clothed with a cloud, prefigures divine Science. To mortal sense Science seems at first obscure, abstract, and dark; but a bright promise crowns its brow. When understood, it is Truth's prism and praise. When you look it fairly in the face, you can heal by its means, and it has for you a light above the sun, for God "is the light thereof."


Section 6


Genesis 1:21,23

    21 And God created great whales,
and every living creature that
moveth, which the waters brought
forth abundantly, after their kind,
and every winged fowl after his kind:
and God saw that it was good.

    23 And the evening and the morning
were the fifth day.

***
Daniel 7:2-4

    2 Daniel spake and said, I saw in
my vision by night, and, behold, the
four winds of the heaven strove upon
the great sea.

    3 And four great beasts came up
from the sea, diverse one from
another.

    4 The first was like a lion, and
had eagle's wings: I beheld till the
wings thereof were plucked, and it
was lifted up from the earth, and
made stand upon the feet as a man,
and a man's heart was given to it.

***
Luke 11:49,50

    49 Therefore also said the wisdom
of God, I will send them prophets and
apostles, and some of them they shall
slay and persecute:

    50 That the blood of all the
prophets, which was shed from the
foundation of the world, may be
required of this generation;

***
Revelation 6:9

    9 And when he had opened the fifth
seal, I saw under the altar the souls
of them that were slain for the word
of God, and for the testimony which
they held:

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 514:28


    (Creatures of God useful)
    All of God's creatures, moving in the harmony of Science, are harmless, useful, indestructible. A realization of this grand verity was a source of strength to the ancient worthies. It supports Christian healing, and enables its possessor to emulate the example of Jesus. "And God saw that it was good."

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 542:3-9

    (Murder brings its curse)
    Material beliefs would slay the spiritual idea whenever and wherever it appears. Though error hides behind a lie and excuses guilt, error cannot forever be concealed. Truth, through her eternal laws, unveils error. Truth causes sin to betray itself, and sets upon error the mark of the beast.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 511:25

    (Soaring aspirations)
    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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 512:20-27

    (Multiplication of pure ideas)
    Spirit blesses the multiplication of its own pure and perfect ideas. From the infinite elements of the one Mind emanate all form, color, quality, and quantity, and these are mental, both primarily and secondarily. Their spiritual nature is discerned only through the spiritual senses. Mortal mind inverts the true likeness, and confers animal names and natures upon its own misconceptions.


Section 7


Genesis 1:26,31

    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.

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

***
Isaiah 11:6,11,12

    6 The wolf also shall dwell with
the lamb, and the leopard shall lie
down with the kid; and the calf and
the young lion and the fatling
together; and a little child shall
lead them.

    11 And it shall come to pass in
that day, that the Lord shall set his
hand again the second time to recover
the remnant of his people, which
shall be left, from Assyria, and from
Egypt, and from Pathros, and from
Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar,
and from Hamath, and from the islands
of the sea.

    12 And he shall set up an ensign
for the nations, and shall assemble
the outcasts of Israel, and gather
together the dispersed of Judah from
the four corners of the earth.

***
Revelation 6:12,14

    12 And I beheld when he had opened
the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a
great earthquake; and the sun became
black as sackcloth of hair, and the
moon became as blood;

    14 And the heaven departed as a
scroll when it is rolled together;
and every mountain and island were
moved out of their places.
Revelation 7:9,10

    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.

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.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 572:12


    (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. Under the supremacy of Spirit, it will be seen and acknowledged that matter must disappear.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 267:1-5(to .)


    (The infinitude of God)
    Every object in material thought will be destroyed, but the spiritual idea, whose substance is in Mind, is eternal. The offspring of God start not from matter or ephemeral dust. They are in and of Spirit, divine Mind, and so forever continue.

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.

Subheadings in this lesson

25 1 - Right interpretation
25 1 - All force mental
25 1 - Opposite symbols
25 1 - Lawful wonders
25 1 - Ideas and identities
25 2 - Inadequate theories of creation
25 2 - Light preceding the sun
25 3 - Exalted thought
25 3 - Unfolding of thoughts
25 3 - Perpetual motion
25 3 - The one only way
25 3 - Indestructible relationship
25 4 - Rising to the light
25 4 - -15- The Son's duality
25 5 - Spiritual ideas apprehended
25 5 - Mind's pure thought
25 5 - Leaven of Truth
25 5 - Christianity still rejected
25 5 - The new Evangel
25 6 - Creatures of God useful
25 6 - Murder brings its curse
25 6 - Soaring aspirations
25 6 - Multiplication of pure ideas
25 7 - A closed question
25 7 - Fulfilment of the Law
25 7 - The infinitude of God
25 7 - Genera classified


December 28,1902

Subject: 26

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE.

3ooo



-- Golden Text --

Matthew 24:27

    27 For as the lightning cometh out
of the east, and shineth even unto the
west; so shall also the coming of the
Son of man be.


Responsive Reading


Matthew 12:10-23

    10 #And, behold, there was a man
which had his hand withered. And they
asked him, saying, Is it lawful to
heal on the sabbath days? that they
might accuse him.

    11 And he said unto them, What man
shall there be among you, that shall
have one sheep, and if it fall into a
pit on the sabbath day, will he not
lay hold on it, and lift it out?

    12 How much then is a man better
than a sheep? Wherefore it is lawful
to do well on the sabbath days.

    13 Then saith he to the man,
Stretch forth thine hand. And he
stretched it forth; and it was
restored whole, like as the other.

    14 #Then the Pharisees went out,
and held a council against him, how
they might destroy him.

    15 But when Jesus knew it, he
withdrew himself from thence: and
great multitudes followed him, and he
healed them all;

    16 And charged them that they
should not make him known:

    17 That it might be fulfilled which
was spoken by Esaias the prophet,
saying,

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

    19 He shall not strive, nor cry;
neither shall any man hear his voice
in the streets.

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

    21 And in his name shall the
Gentiles trust.

    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.

    23 And all the people were amazed,
and said, Is not this the son of
David?


Section 1


Jeremiah 23:5

    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.

***
Micah 5:2

    2 But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah,
though thou be little among the
thousands of Judah, yet out of thee
shall he come forth unto me that is
to be ruler in Israel; whose goings
forth have been from of old, from
everlasting.

***
Luke 2:8-11,13,14

    8 And there were in the same
country shepherds abiding in the
field, keeping watch over their flock
by night.

    9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord
came upon them, and the glory of the
Lord shone round about them: and they
were sore afraid.

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

    11 For unto you is born this day in
the city of David a Saviour, which is
Christ the Lord.

    13 And suddenly there was with the
angel a multitude of the heavenly host
praising God, and saying,

    14 Glory to God in the highest, and
on earth peace, good will toward men.

***
John 14:12,16,17

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

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

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

vii:1 Chapter PREFACE

    To those leaning on the sustaining infinite, to-day is big with blessings. The wakeful shepherd beholds the first faint morning beams, ere cometh the full radiance of a risen day. So shone the pale star to the prophet-shepherds; yet it traversed the night, and came where, in cradled obscurity, lay the Bethlehem babe, the human herald of Christ, Truth, who would make plain to benighted understanding the way of salvation through Christ Jesus, till across a night of error should dawn the morning beams and shine the guiding star of being. The Wisemen were led to behold and to follow this daystar of divine Science, lighting the way to eternal harmony.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 191:8


    (The immortal birth)
    As a material, theoretical life-basis is found to be a misapprehension of existence, the spiritual and divine Principle of man dawns upon human thought, and leads it to "where the young child was," - even to the birth of a new-old idea, to the spiritual sense of being and of what Life includes. Thus the whole earth will be transformed by Truth on its pinions of light, chasing away the darkness of error.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 150:4-8


    (The main purpose)
    To-day the healing power of Truth is widely demonstrated as an immanent, eternal Science, instead of a phenomenal exhibition. Its appearing is the coming anew of the gospel of "on earth peace, good-will toward men."

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 55:22-29


    (Injustice to the Saviour) 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.
    In the words of St. John: "He shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever." This Comforter I understand to be Divine Science.


Section 2


Galatians 1:11,12

    11 But I certify you, brethren,
that the gospel which was preached of
me is not after man.

    12 For I neither received it of
man, neither was I taught it, but by
the revelation of Jesus Christ.

***
Romans 16:25-27

    25 Now to him that is of power to
stablish you according to my gospel,
and the preaching of Jesus Christ,
according to the revelation of the
mystery, which was kept secret since
the world began,

    26 But now is made manifest, and by
the scriptures of the prophets,
according to the commandment of the
everlasting God, made known to all
nations for the obedience of faith:

    27 To God only wise, be glory
through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen.

***
Revelation 1:1-3

    1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ,
which God gave unto him, to shew unto
his servants things which must
shortly come to pass; and he sent and
signified it by his angel unto his
servant John:

    2 Who bare record of the word of
God, and of the testimony of Jesus
Christ, and of all things that he
saw.

    3 Blessed is he that readeth, and
they that hear the words of this
prophecy, and keep those things which
are written therein: for the time is
at hand.

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


    (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.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 110:13-20

    (Scriptural foundations)
    In following these leadings of scientific revelation, the Bible was my only textbook. The Scriptures were illumined; reason and revelation were reconciled, and afterwards the truth of Christian Science was demonstrated. No human pen nor tongue taught me the Science contained in this book, SCIENCE AND HEALTH; and neither tongue nor pen can overthrow it.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 123:16-27

    (Seeming and being)
    The term CHRISTIAN SCIENCE was introduced by the author to designate the scientific system of divine healing.
    The revelation consists of two parts:
    1. The discovery of this divine Science of Mind healing, through a spiritual sense of the Scriptures and through the teachings of the Comforter, as promised by the Master.
    2. The proof, by present demonstration, that the so-called miracles of Jesus did not specially belong to a dispensation now ended, but that they illustrated an ever-operative divine Principle.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 347:17


    (Essential element of Christianity)
    Is it error which is restoring an essential element of Christianity, - namely, apostolic, divine healing? No; it is the Science of Christianity which is restoring it, and is the light shining in darkness, which the darkness comprehends not.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 358:13

    (Scientific and Biblical facts)
    Christian Science is neither made up of contradictory aphorisms nor of the inventions of those who scoff at God. It presents the calm and clear verdict of Truth against error, uttered and illustrated by the prophets, by Jesus, by his apostles, as is recorded throughout the Scriptures.


Section 3


Zechariah 14:9

    9 And the Lord shall be king over
all the earth: in that day shall
there be one Lord, and his name one.

***
I Corinthians 8:6

    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.

***
Luke 11:14,15,17,18,20-22

    14 #And he was casting out a devil,
and it was dumb. And it came to pass,
when the devil was gone out, the dumb
spake; and the people wondered.

    15 But some of them said, He
casteth out devils through Beelzebub
the chief of the devils.

    17 But he, knowing their thoughts,
said unto them, Every kingdom divided
against itself is brought to
desolation; and a house divided
against a house falleth.

    18 If Satan also be divided against
himself, how shall his kingdom stand?
because ye say that I cast out devils
through Beelzebub.

    20 But if I with the finger of God
cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom
of God is come upon you.

    21 When a strong man armed keepeth
his palace, his goods are in peace:

    22 But when a stronger than he
shall come upon him, and overcome
him, he taketh from him all his
armour wherein he trusted, and
divideth his spoils.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 232:16-22


    (Denials of divine power)
    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. Jesus never taught that drugs, food, air, and exercise could make a man healthy, or that they could destroy human life; nor did he illustrate these errors by his practice.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 157:8-10,23(begin Erring)-32Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine


    (The modus of homoeopathy)
    Christian Science exterminates the drug, and rests on Mind alone as the curative Principle, acknowledging that the divine Mind has all power.
    (Drugging unchristian) Erring mortal mind confers the power which the drug seems to possess.
    Narcotics quiet mortal mind, and so relieve the body; but they leave both mind and body worse for this submission. Christian Science impresses the entire corporeality, - namely, mind and body, - and brings out the proof that Life is continuous and harmonious. Science both neutralizes error and destroys it. Mankind is the better for this spiritual and profound pathology.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 182:9-29


    (Physiology or Spirit)
    We cannot obey both physiology and Spirit, for one absolutely destroys the other, and one or the other must be supreme in the affections. It is impossible to work from two standpoints. If we attempt it, we shall presently "hold to the one, and despise the other."
    The hypotheses of mortals are antagonistic to Science and cannot mix with it. This is clear to those who heal the sick on the basis of Science.
    (No material law)
    Mind's government of the body must supersede the so-called laws of matter. Obedience to material law prevents full obedience to spiritual law, - the law which overcomes material conditions and puts matter under the feet of Mind. Mortals entreat the divine Mind to heal the sick, and forthwith shut out the aid of Mind by using material means, thus working against themselves and their prayers and denying man's God-given ability to demonstrate Mind's sacred power. Pleas for drugs and laws of health come from some sad incident, or else from ignorance of Christian Science and its transcendent power.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 233:1-5


    (Profession and proof)
    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.


Section 4


Matthew 8:5-8,13

    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.

***
Mark 9:17,18,23-27

    17 And one of the multitude
answered and said, Master, I have
brought unto thee my son, which hath
a dumb spirit;

    18 And wheresoever he taketh him,
he teareth him: and he foameth, and
gnasheth with his teeth, and pineth
away: and I spake to thy disciples
that they should cast him out; and
they could not.

    23 Jesus said unto him, If thou
canst believe, all things are
possible to him that believeth.

    24 And straightway the father of
the child cried out, and said with
tears, Lord, I believe; help thou
mine unbelief.

    25 When Jesus saw that the people
came running together, he rebuked the
foul spirit, saying unto him, Thou
dumb and deaf spirit, I charge thee,
come out of him, and enter no more
into him.

    26 And the spirit cried, and rent
him sore, and came out of him: and he
was as one dead; insomuch that many
said, He is dead.

    27 But Jesus took him by the hand,
and lifted him up; and he arose.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 147:6


    (Reduction to system)
    Late in the nineteenth century I demonstrated the divine rules of Christian Science. They were submitted to the broadest practical test, and everywhere, when honestly applied under circumstances where demonstration was humanly possible, this Science showed that Truth had lost none of its divine and healing efficacy, even though centuries had passed away since Jesus practised these rules on the hills of Judaea and in the valleys of Galilee.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 149:22(begin The author)-3

    (Old-school physician) The author has cured what is termed organic disease as readily as she has cured purely functional disease, and with no power but the divine Mind.
    (Tests in our day)
    Since God, divine Mind, governs all, not partially but supremely, predicting disease does not dignify therapeutics. Whatever guides thought spiritually benefits mind and body. We need to understand the affirmations of divine Science, dismiss superstition, and demonstrate truth according to Christ. To-day there is hardly a city, village, or hamlet, in which are not to be found living witnesses and monuments to the virtue and power of Truth, as applied through this Christian system of healing disease.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 145:16

    (Mystery of godliness)
    Scientific healing has this advantage over other methods, - that in it Truth controls error. From this fact arise its ethical as well as its physical effects. Indeed, its ethical and physical effects are indissolubly connected. If there is any mystery in Christian healing, it is the mystery which godliness always presents to the ungodly, - the mystery always arising from ignorance of the laws of eternal and unerring Mind.

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.


Section 5


Luke 5:17-26

    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.

    26 And they were all amazed, and
they glorified God, and were filled
with fear, saying, We have seen
strange things to day.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 135:11-15


    (Fear and sickness identical)
    The same power which heals sin heals also sickness. This is "the beauty of holiness," that when Truth heals the sick, it casts out evils, and when Truth casts out the evil called disease, it heals the sick.

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.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 445:19

    (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. Self-seeking, envy, passion, pride, hatred, and revenge are cast out by the divine Mind which heals disease. The human will which maketh and worketh a lie, hiding the divine Principle of harmony, is destructive to health, and is the cause of disease rather than its cure.

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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 337:14

  (- MORTAL MIND - Sin)


    (-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.

Subheadings in this lesson

26 1 - The immortal birth
26 1 - The main purpose
26 1 - Injustice to the Saviour
26 2 - Christian Science discovered
26 2 - Scriptural foundations
26 2 - Seeming and being
26 2 - Essential element of Christianity
26 2 - Scientific and Biblical facts
26 3 - Denials of divine power
26 3 - The modus of homoeopathy
26 3 - Drugging unchristian
26 3 - Physiology or Spirit
26 3 - No material law
26 3 - Profession and proof
26 4 - Reduction to system
26 4 - Old-school physician
26 4 - Tests in our day
26 4 - Mystery of godliness
26 4 - Absent patients
26 5 - Fear and sickness identical
26 5 - Touchstone of Science
26 5 - Divine energy
26 5 - Animal magnetism error
26 5 - -26- Purity the path to perfection

List of all subheadings



01 1 - Renewed selfhood
01 1 - The divine completeness
01 1 - One supremacy
01 1 - Matter impotent
01 1 - Sure reward of righteousness
01 2 - Rejected theories
01 2 - Scientific ultimatum
01 2 - Continuity of thoughts
01 2 - Deity unchangeable
01 3 - Christ the ideal Truth
01 3 - Absent patients
01 3 - -6- The universal cause
01 3 - Celestial evidence
01 3 - Love and man coexistent
01 4 - Mankind redeemed
01 4 - Intelligent consecration
01 4 - Divided vestments
01 4 - Annihilation of error
01 5 - Spirit transforms
01 5 - Both words and works
01 5 - Man's genuine being
01 5 - Spiritual ideas apprehended
01 6 - Prayer for the sick
01 6 - Death outdone
01 6 - Will-power unrighteous
01 6 - Sickness akin to sin
01 6 - Christian Science discovered
01 7 - Life eternal and present
01 7 - The true sonship
01 7 - Jesus as mediator
01 7 - Scientific finalities
02 1 - Fruitless worship
02 1 - The true worship
02 1 - Anthropomorphism
02 1 - Zigzag course
02 1 - Moral retrogression
02 2 - Efficacious petitions
02 2 - Veritable devotion
02 2 - Jesus' sinless career
02 2 - Spiritual refreshment
02 2 - Jesus' sad repast
02 2 - Bodily presence
02 2 - Spiritualized consciousness
02 3 - Rebukes helpful
02 3 - Example for our salvation
02 3 - A cry of despair
02 3 - Inspiration of sacrifice
02 4 - Material pleasures
02 4 - Trustworthy beneficence
02 4 - Loftiest adoration
02 4 - Effective triumph
02 5 - Fellowship with Christ
02 5 - The last breakfast
03 1 - Biological inventions
03 1 - Mind cures hip-disease
03 1 - Discontent with life
03 1 - The Christian's privilege
03 2 - Eternity of Life
03 2 - Continuity of existence
03 2 - Life all-inclusive
03 3 - Life independent of matter
03 3 - Man's entity
03 3 - Spiritual sense of life
03 3 - Proof by induction
03 3 - A mortal not man
03 4 - Spiritual insight
03 4 - Arguing wrongly
03 4 - Death no benefactor
03 4 - Ultimate harmony
03 5 - Exercise of Mind faculties
03 5 - Elohistic plurality
03 5 - Reflected likeness
03 5 - Love imparts beauty
03 5 - Perfect models
03 5 - Renewed selfhood
04 1 - Paul's enlightenment
04 1 - Inadequate theories of creation
04 1 - Consecration required
04 1 - - The Apocalypse -
04 1 - The new Evangel
04 2 - Spirituality of Scripture
04 2 - Salvation is through reform
04 2 - The Christ-element
04 2 - Both words and works
04 2 - Truth a present help
04 2 - Language inadequate
04 3 - Leaven of Truth
04 3 - Absence of Christ-power
04 3 - Supported by facts
04 3 - Aim of Science
04 3 - Spiritual power
04 3 - Basis of true religion
04 4 - Proof from miracles
04 4 - Reluctant guests
04 4 - Sin and penalty
04 4 - Weakness of material theories
04 4 - Immortal achieval
04 5 - Requisite change of our ideals
04 5 - Thoughts are things
04 5 - Perfect models
04 6 - Rise of thought
04 6 - Practical preaching
04 6 - The salt of the earth
04 6 - Example for our salvation
04 6 - Divine authority
04 6 - Injustice to the Saviour
05 1 - Anthropomorphism
05 1 - Deity unchangeable
05 1 - Contrasted testimony
05 1 - The things of God are beautiful
05 1 - Only one standard
05 1 - Love impartial and universal
05 2 - No divine corporeality
05 2 - Belief and understanding
05 2 - Spirit transforms
05 2 - The one only way
05 2 - Divided vestments
05 2 - Bodily presence
05 2 - -Platform summation-
05 3 - Wait for reward
05 3 - Deliverance not vicarious
05 3 - Final purpose
05 3 - Uses of suffering
05 3 - A bright outlook
05 3 - Spiritual wedlock
05 4 - Ancient and modern miracles
05 4 - Inspiration of sacrifice
05 4 - The unity of Science and Christianity
05 4 - Salvation is through reform
05 5 - Principle and practice
05 5 - Love the incentive
05 5 - Rudiments of growth
05 5 - Condition of progress
05 6 - Parable of the creditor
05 6 - Penitence or hospitality
05 6 - Speedy healing
05 6 - Genuine healing
06 1 - Spirit the one Ego
06 1 - Vapor and nothingness
06 1 - The fruit forbidden
06 1 - Derivatives of spirit
06 1 - Scientific man
06 1 - Sublime summary
06 2 - Immaterial pleasure
06 2 - Man's genuine being
06 2 - Our physical insensibility to Spirit
06 2 - Understanding imparted
06 2 - Original reflected
06 2 - Scientific translations
06 3 - Love imparts beauty
06 3 - -18- The only substance
06 3 - Spiritual thoughts
06 3 - Perfection of creation
06 3 - Spiritual narrative
06 4 - Substance versus supposition
06 4 - One cause supreme
06 4 - God the Principle of all
06 4 - Science versus sense
06 4 - Standpoint revealed
06 5 - Divine propagation
06 5 - One primal cause
06 5 - Spiritual reflection
06 5 - Fleshly factors unreal
06 6 - Will-power unrighteous
06 6 - Spirit names and blesses
06 6 - Multiplication of pure ideas
06 6 - Assistance in brotherhood
06 6 - Spirit intangible
07 1 - -19- Soul and Spirit one
07 1 - Real and unreal identity
07 1 - Jesus' disregard of matter
07 1 - Science versus sense
07 2 - The Fatherhood of God
07 2 - Rebukes helpful
07 2 - The infinitude of God
07 2 - Godward gravitation
07 2 - The divine life-link
07 3 - Soul imperishable
07 3 - Soul impeccable
07 3 - Sense and pure Soul
07 3 - Soul defined
07 3 - Sinlessness of Mind, Soul
07 4 - Life never structural
07 4 - Evident impossibilities
07 4 - Reflection of Spirit
07 4 - Scientific translations
07 4 - A belief suicidal
07 5 - Spiritual concord
07 5 - Superior law of Soul
07 5 - Heralds of Science
07 5 - Salutary sorrow
07 6 - Emotional utterances
07 6 - Corporeal ignorance
07 6 - Health from reliance on spirituality
07 6 - Veritable devotion
07 6 - The prayer of Jesus Christ
08 1 - Limitless Mind
08 1 - Inexhaustible divine Love
08 1 - All faculties from Mind
08 1 - Multiplication of pure ideas
08 1 - Scientific foreknowing
08 2 - Definition of mortal mind
08 2 - -32- Basis of health and immortality
08 2 - True sense of infinitude
08 2 - Redemption from selfishness
08 3 - -27- True idea of man
08 3 - Spiritual thoughts
08 3 - Continuity of thoughts
08 3 - God's thoughts are spiritual realities
08 4 - Spiritual firmament
08 4 - Impossible partnership
08 4 - The origin of divinity
08 5 - No physical affinity
08 5 - Unscientific theories
08 5 - Personal identity
08 6 - Mind destroys all ills
08 6 - Spiritual foreshadowings
08 6 - True estimate of God's messenger
08 6 - Salvation and probation
08 7 - Allness of Truth
08 7 - All force mental
08 7 - Mortals unlike immortals
08 7 - Two chief commands
09 1 - The one anointed
09 1 - Hebrew theology
09 1 - The true sonship
09 2 - Divinity and humanity
09 2 - Material pleasures
09 2 - So-called superiority
09 2 - The Christ-element
09 2 - Christ's demonstration
09 3 - Inexhaustible divine Love
09 3 - Jesus' disregard of matter
09 3 - Commands of Jesus
09 3 - The demonstration lost and found
09 3 - Question of precedence
09 4 - Death but an illusion
09 4 - Loving God supremely
09 4 - Fleshly ties temporal
09 4 - Healing primary
09 4 - Immaterial pleasure
09 5 - Diabolism destroyed
09 5 - The one real power
09 5 - Service and worship
09 5 - Divine authority
09 5 - Standard of liberty
10 1 - Elohistic plurality
10 1 - Ideal man and woman
10 2 - Hypnotic surgery
10 2 - Material man as a dream
10 2 - The Christian's privilege
10 2 - Spirit the one Ego
10 2 - Mortal existence a dream
10 3 - Causation considered
10 3 - Matter versus Spirit
10 3 - False source of knowledge
10 3 - Deformity and perfection
10 3 - The divine authority
10 4 - Forgetfulness of self
10 4 - Justice and substitution
10 4 - Sorrow and reformation
10 4 - Conversion of Saul
10 4 - Moral courage
10 5 - Treasure in heaven
10 5 - Divided vestments
10 5 - Ancient and modern miracles
10 5 - Christian warfare
10 5 - Scientific consistency
10 6 - -11- Christ Jesus
10 6 - -13- The divine Principle and idea
10 6 - -22- The real manhood
10 6 - The sole governor
10 6 - The uses of truth
11 1 - Substance spiritual
11 1 - Substance versus supposition
11 1 - Spiritual reflection
11 1 - Cure of insanity
11 2 - Spiritual thoughts
11 2 - The infinitude of God
11 2 - Substance is Spirit
11 2 - Spiritual tangibility
11 2 - New earth and no more sea
11 3 - Spiritual synonyms
11 3 - Matter is not substance
11 3 - The divine reflection
11 3 - -18- The only substance
11 4 - Soul impeccable
11 4 - Sense-dreams
11 4 - Materialistic challenge
11 4 - Judgment on error
11 5 - Consecration required
11 5 - Life independent of matter
11 5 - Man's entity
11 5 - Help and hindrance
11 5 - Mind is substance
11 5 - Christian pleading
11 6 - Spiritualized consciousness
11 6 - Divine victory
11 6 - Practical success
11 6 - Salvation is through reform
12 1 - Material error
12 1 - Matter's supposed selfhood
12 1 - One cause supreme
12 1 - Substance is Spirit
12 2 - Chaos and darkness
12 2 - Weakness of material theories
12 2 - Man's present possibilities
12 3 - Scientific phenomena
12 3 - No mediumship
12 3 - Impossible partnership
12 3 - Spirit the starting-point
12 3 - Spiritual structure
12 4 - Causation considered
12 4 - Matter versus Spirit
12 4 - Creation perfect
12 4 - Scientific purgation
12 4 - Mixed testimony
12 4 - Knowledge and Truth
12 5 - The two masters
12 5 - Halfway success
12 5 - Persistence of species
12 5 - The divine completeness
12 5 - Life only in Spirit
13 1 - True theory of the universe
13 1 - Scriptural perception
13 1 - Modern evangel
13 1 - Truth a present help
13 1 - Scriptural foundations
13 1 - Science obscured
13 2 - Rise of thought
13 2 - Truth a present help
13 2 - Refuge and strength
13 3 - Priestly pride humbled
13 3 - Veritable success
13 3 - Results of faith in Truth
13 3 - Destruction of all evil
13 3 - Conforming to explicit rules
13 4 - Spiritual translation
13 4 - Five senses deceptive
13 4 - Truth's witness
13 4 - The senses of Soul
13 5 - Elohistic plurality
13 5 - Ideal man and woman
13 5 - Divine personality
13 5 - Ideas and identities
13 5 - Spiritual harmony
13 6 - Resting in holy work
13 6 - Fatigue is mental
13 6 - Our footsteps heavenward
13 6 - Spiritual interpretation
13 6 - Receptive hearts
14 1 - Inverted images and ideas
14 1 - Inverted images
14 1 - The real and the unreal
14 1 - Contrasted testimony
14 1 - Deflection of being
14 1 - The tares and wheat
14 2 - Temple cleansed
14 2 - Wicked evasions
14 2 - Danger from audible prayer
14 2 - Benevolence hindered
14 2 - Perceiving the divine image
14 2 - Science the way
14 3 - The infinite one Spirit
14 3 - Two infinite creators absurd
14 3 - Murder brings its curse
14 3 - Real and counterfeit
14 4 - The robe of Science
14 4 - The doom of sin
14 4 - Wickedness is not man
14 4 - Impotence of hate
14 4 - The armor of divinity
14 5 - Divine energy
14 5 - Divine fulfilment
14 5 - Evils cast out
14 5 - Embryonic sinful thoughts
14 5 - No real disease
14 5 - Disease to be made unreal
14 6 - Spiritual thoughts
14 6 - Sin destroyed through suffering
14 6 - A belief in death
14 6 - Death but an illusion
15 1 - Christ the ideal Truth
15 1 - Essential element of Christianity
15 1 - False testimony refuted
15 1 - Divine authority
15 2 - Corporeal penalties
15 2 - The Christ treatment
15 2 - Irreconcilable differences
15 2 - Christian history
15 2 - Righteous rebellion
15 2 - Sin to be overcome
15 3 - Proof from miracles
15 3 - Image of the beast
15 3 - Scientific purgation
15 3 - Ultimate harmony
15 4 - Scientific consistency
15 4 - -30- Divine pardon
15 4 - Jesus as mediator
15 5 - The divine completeness
15 5 - -28- Truth demonstrated
15 5 - Truth is not inverted
15 5 - Source of all life and action
15 5 - Spiritual structure
15 6 - Spiritual offspring
15 6 - Music, rhythm of head and heart
15 6 - Godward gravitation
16 1 - Divine oneness
16 1 - Master's business
16 1 - Effective triumph
16 1 - Laws of nature spiritual
16 2 - Efficacious repentance
16 2 - Final purpose
16 2 - Sorrow and reformation
16 3 - Justice and substitution
16 3 - Proof in practice
16 3 - Life-power indestructible
16 3 - Paean of jubilee
16 4 - Human reconciliation
16 4 - Material pleasures
16 4 - Behest of the cross
16 4 - Moral victory
16 5 - The Christ-element
16 5 - Salvation is through reform
16 5 - Key to the kingdom
16 5 - Radical changes
16 6 - Within the veil
16 6 - Standpoints changed
16 6 - Immaterial pleasure
16 6 - Vapor and nothingness
16 6 - Our physical insensibility to Spirit
17 1 - Righteous retribution
17 1 - Deity unchangeable
17 1 - Assistance in brotherhood
17 1 - Inexhaustible divine Love
17 2 - Mortals are not immortals
17 2 - Dragon cast down to earth
17 2 - Warfare with error
17 2 - Expiation by suffering
17 3 - Salvation and probation
17 3 - Sin is punished
17 3 - Exercise of Mind faculties
17 3 - So-called superiority
17 3 - Death no benefactor
17 3 - Narrow pathway
17 4 - The great conflict
17 4 - Individual experience
17 4 - Day of judgment
17 4 - Primitive error
17 5 - Spirits obsolete
17 5 - Scientific purgation
17 5 - Deliverance not vicarious
17 5 - Final purpose
17 6 - Spiritual discovery
17 6 - Error unveiled
17 6 - No material creation
17 6 - -25- Man reflects the perfect God
17 6 - Need and supply
18 1 - Pardon and amendment
18 1 - Sin or fear the root of sickness
18 1 - Mental conspirators
18 1 - Cumulative repentance
18 2 - Truth's witness
18 2 - No baneful creation
18 2 - Erroneous representation
18 3 - Ascendency of good
18 3 - Paean of jubilee
18 3 - Pure religion enthroned
18 4 - Ever-appearing creation
18 4 - Continuity of thoughts
18 4 - Perfection of creation
18 4 - Infinity measureless
18 5 - Copartnership impossible
18 5 - Infinity's reflection
18 5 - Individual permanency
18 5 - Real Life is God
18 5 - Perfect models
18 5 - Renewed selfhood
18 5 - -Platform summation-
19 1 - Progeny cursed
19 1 - Shame the effect of sin
19 1 - Erroneous conception
19 1 - Only one standard
19 1 - A type of falsehood
19 2 - Thought-forms
19 2 - The serpent's whisper
19 2 - Bad results from error
19 2 - The great question
19 3 - Dwelling in dreamland
19 3 - Mortals are not immortals
19 4 - Adam and the senses
19 4 - Adam
19 4 - Erroneous standpoint
19 4 - Mortality mythical
19 4 - Contradictions not found
19 5 - Understanding imparted
19 5 - Original reflected
19 5 - Truth is not inverted
19 5 - Mental propagation
19 5 - Paradise regained
19 5 - Original reflected
19 6 - -11- Christ Jesus
19 6 - Spiritual conception
19 6 - Reason and Science
20 1 - -28- Truth demonstrated
20 1 - -29- Adam not ideal man
20 1 - Our conscious development
20 1 - Mendacity of error
20 1 - Mental and physical oneness
20 1 - Scriptural allegory
20 2 - Spiritual origin
20 2 - Like evolving like
20 2 - No proof of immortality
20 2 - Mind's manifestations immortal
20 2 - Spiritual narrative
20 3 - Fear comes of error
20 3 - Human frailty
20 3 - The true sense
20 3 - Final destruction of error
20 4 - Jesus as mediator
20 4 - Light and darkness
20 4 - Mortal mind controlled
20 4 - The struggle and victory
20 4 - Christian warfare
20 4 - The author's experiments in medicine
20 5 - Basis of miracles
20 5 - Lawful wonders
20 5 - The ascent of species
20 5 - Transmitted peculiarities
20 5 - Like evolving like
20 5 - The Christian's privilege
20 5 - Scientific purgation
20 6 - Truth is not inverted
20 6 - Old and new man
20 6 - Soul impeccable
20 7 - God's man discerned
20 7 - The kingdom within
20 7 - The present immortality
20 7 - Eternal beauty
20 7 - Immaterial pleasure
21 1 - Evident impossibilities
21 1 - Discontent with life
21 1 - Life only in Spirit
21 1 - Soul greater than body
21 1 - The chief stones in the temple
21 2 - Idolatrous illusions
21 2 - The strength of Spirit
21 2 - Fatigue is mental
21 2 - Mind never weary
21 2 - Mental telegraphy
21 3 - Sickness as discord
21 3 - Requisite change of our ideals
21 3 - Thoughts are things
21 3 - God-given dominion
21 4 - Spirit transforms
21 4 - Perpetual motion
21 4 - Consecration required
21 4 - Corporeal ignorance
21 4 - Bodily presence
21 4 - Spiritualized consciousness
21 4 - Jesus' disregard of matter
21 5 - Philosophical blunders
21 5 - The Christ-element
21 5 - Belief in many gods
21 5 - Sensationless body
21 5 - Life not contingent on matter
21 5 - A mortal not man
22 1 - Ignorant idolatry
22 1 - Mental despotism
22 1 - Man not structural
22 1 - Mankind redeemed
22 1 - The sole governor
22 2 - Impossible intercommunion
22 2 - Conflicting standpoints
22 2 - Mere negation
22 3 - Obligations of teachers
22 3 - Indispensable defence
22 3 - Will-power an animal propensity
22 3 - False claims annihilated
22 4 - Personal conclusions
22 4 - A so-called mind-cure
22 4 - Jesus and hypnotism
22 4 - Perfection of divine government
22 4 - Adulteration of Truth
22 4 - Standpoints changed
22 5 - Animal tendency
22 5 - Doom of the dragon
22 5 - Animal magnetism error
22 6 - Truth destroys falsity
22 6 - Pure religion enthroned
22 6 - Native nothingness of sin
23 1 - One primal cause
23 1 - -6- The universal cause
23 1 - Right interpretation
23 1 - All force mental
23 1 - Materialistic challenge
23 1 - Confusion confounded
23 2 - Practical Science
23 2 - A lack of originality
23 2 - No physical science
23 2 - Ontology needed
23 2 - Christianity scientific
23 2 - Scientific offspring
23 3 - Ever-appearing creation
23 3 - Mind's manifestations immortal
23 3 - Ideas and identities
23 3 - Continuity of thoughts
23 3 - Mortals unlike immortals
23 3 - Infinity measureless
23 4 - Causation not in matter
23 4 - Judgment on error
23 4 - Man springs from Mind
23 4 - Growth is from Mind
23 4 - True theory of the universe
23 5 - Divine allness
23 5 - Source of contagion
23 5 - Children's ailments
23 5 - No fleshly heredity
23 5 - Matter sensationless
23 5 - Belief and understanding
23 6 - Mind's idea faultless
23 6 - The origin of divinity
23 6 - God never inconsistent
23 6 - Sickness from mortal mind
23 6 - Deformity and perfection
24 1 - No fleshly heredity
24 1 - Eradicate error from thought
24 1 - Illusions about nerves
24 1 - Guarding the door
24 2 - Corporeal penalties
24 2 - Our modern Eves
24 2 - Diseases not to be classified
24 2 - Hygiene ineffectual
24 2 - Source of contagion
24 3 - Accidents unknown to God
24 3 - Indestructible life of man
24 3 - Remedy for accidents
24 4 - Real Life is God
24 4 - Laws of human belief
24 4 - Novel diseases
24 4 - Erroneous despatch
24 4 - Christian history
24 5 - Cleansing the mind
24 5 - Image of the beast
24 5 - Peremptory demands
24 5 - Impotence of hate
24 6 - Sorrow and reformation
24 6 - Persecution prolonged
24 6 - Christian warfare
24 6 - Marvels and reformations
24 6 - The cup of Jesus
24 6 - Love casteth out fear
25 1 - Right interpretation
25 1 - All force mental
25 1 - Opposite symbols
25 1 - Lawful wonders
25 1 - Ideas and identities
25 2 - Inadequate theories of creation
25 2 - Light preceding the sun
25 3 - Exalted thought
25 3 - Unfolding of thoughts
25 3 - Perpetual motion
25 3 - The one only way
25 3 - Indestructible relationship
25 4 - Rising to the light
25 4 - -15- The Son's duality
25 5 - Spiritual ideas apprehended
25 5 - Mind's pure thought
25 5 - Leaven of Truth
25 5 - Christianity still rejected
25 5 - The new Evangel
25 6 - Creatures of God useful
25 6 - Murder brings its curse
25 6 - Soaring aspirations
25 6 - Multiplication of pure ideas
25 7 - A closed question
25 7 - Fulfilment of the Law
25 7 - The infinitude of God
25 7 - Genera classified
26 1 - The immortal birth
26 1 - The main purpose
26 1 - Injustice to the Saviour
26 2 - Christian Science discovered
26 2 - Scriptural foundations
26 2 - Seeming and being
26 2 - Essential element of Christianity
26 2 - Scientific and Biblical facts
26 3 - Denials of divine power
26 3 - The modus of homoeopathy
26 3 - Drugging unchristian
26 3 - Physiology or Spirit
26 3 - No material law
26 3 - Profession and proof
26 4 - Reduction to system
26 4 - Old-school physician
26 4 - Tests in our day
26 4 - Mystery of godliness
26 4 - Absent patients
26 5 - Fear and sickness identical
26 5 - Touchstone of Science
26 5 - Divine energy
26 5 - Animal magnetism error
26 5 - -26- Purity the path to perfection

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