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January 4,1903

Subject: 01

GOD.

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-- Golden Text --

I Timothy 1:17

    17 Now unto the King eternal,
immortal, invisible, the only wise
God, be honour and glory for ever and
ever. Amen.


Responsive Reading


Jeremiah 32:17,19-22,36-41

    17 Ah Lord God! behold, thou hast
made the heaven and the earth by thy
great power and stretched out arm,
and there is nothing too hard for
thee:

    19 Great in counsel, and mighty in
work: for thine eyes are open upon all
the ways of the sons of men: to give
every one according to his ways, and
according to the fruit of his doings:


    20 Which hast set signs and wonders
in the land of Egypt, even unto this
day, and in Israel, and among other
men; and hast made thee a name, as at
this day;

    21 And hast brought forth thy
people Israel out of the land of
Egypt with signs, and with wonders,
and with a strong hand, and with a
stretched out arm, and with great
terror;

    22 And hast given them this land,
which thou didst swear to their
fathers to give them, a land flowing
with milk and honey;

    36 #And now therefore thus saith
the Lord, the God of Israel,
concerning this city, whereof ye say,
It shall be delivered into the hand
of the king of Babylon by the sword,
and by the famine, and by the
pestilence;

    37 Behold, I will gather them out
of all countries, whither I have
driven them in mine anger, and in my
fury, and in great wrath; and I will
bring them again unto this place, and
I will cause them to dwell safely:

    38 And they shall be my people, and
I will be their God:

    39 And I will give them one heart,
and one way, that they may fear me for
ever, for the good of them, and of
their children after them:

    40 And I will make an everlasting
covenant with them, that I will not
turn away from them, to do them good;
but I will put my fear in their
hearts, that they shall not depart
from me.

    41 Yea, I will rejoice over them to
do them good, and I will plant them
in this land assuredly with my whole
heart and with my whole soul.


Section 1


Exodus 3:14,15

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

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

***
Isaiah 43:10,13

    10 Ye are my witnesses, saith the
Lord, and my servant whom I have
chosen; that ye may know and believe
me, and understand that I am he:
before me there was no God formed,
neither shall there be after me.

    13 Yea, before the day was I am he;
and there is none that can deliver
out of my hand: I will work, and who
shall let it?
Isaiah 44:8

    8 Fear ye not, neither be afraid:
have not I told thee from that time,
and have declared it? ye are even my
witnesses. Is there a God beside me?
yea, there is no God; I know not any.

587:5 Chapter 17: Glossary
(GOD)

    GOD. The great I AM; the all-knowing, all-seeing, all-acting, all-wise, all-loving, and eternal; Principle; Mind; Soul; Spirit; Life; Truth; Love; all substance; intelligence.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 256:12-16


    (Tritheism impossible)


    (No divine corporeality)
    The everlasting I AM is not bounded nor compressed within the narrow limits of physical humanity, nor can He be understood aright through mortal concepts.

588:20 Chapter 17: Glossary
(I AM)

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 281:14


    (God and His image)
    The one Ego, the one Mind or Spirit called God, is infinite individuality, which supplies all form and comeliness and which reflects reality and divinity in individual spiritual man and things.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 335:32

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

    (-21- The divine Ego)
    XXI. The Ego is deathless and limitless, for limits would imply and impose ignorance. Mind is the I AM, or infinity. Mind never enters the finite. Intelligence never passes into non-intelligence, or matter. Good never enters into evil, the unlimited into the limited, the eternal into the temporal, nor the immortal into mortality. The divine Ego, or individuality, is reflected in all spiritual individuality from the infinitesimal to the infinite.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 289:32

    (Spiritual offspring)
    Because Life is God, Life must be eternal, self-existent. Life is the everlasting I AM, the Being who was and is and shall be, whom nothing can erase.


Section 2


Isaiah 40:18

    18 #To whom then will ye liken God?
or what likeness will ye compare unto
him?

***
Psalm 147:5

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

Psalm 145:3,7-9,11-13,17,18

    3 Great is the Lord, and greatly to
be praised; and his greatness is
unsearchable.

    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.


    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.

    17 The Lord is righteous in all his
ways, and holy in all his works.

    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 - 116:20-27


    (Divine personality)
    Christian Science strongly emphasizes the thought that God is not corporeal, but incorporeal, - that is, bodiless. Mortals are corporeal, but God is incorporeal.
    As the words person and personal are commonly and ignorantly employed, they often lead, when applied to Deity, to confused and erroneous conceptions of divinity and its distinction from humanity.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 517:3-8,15


    (Ideal man and woman)
    The word anthropomorphic, in such a phrase as "an anthropomorphic God," is derived from two Greek words, signifying man and form, and may be defined as a mortally mental attempt to reduce Deity to corporeality. The life-giving quality of Mind is Spirit, not matter.
    (Divine personality)
    The world believes in many persons; but if God is personal, there is but one person, because there is but one God. His personality can only be reflected, not transmitted. God has countless ideas, and they all have one Principle and parentage. The only proper symbol of God as person is Mind's infinite ideal. What is this ideal? Who shall behold it? This ideal is God's own image, spiritual and infinite. Even eternity can never reveal the whole of God, since there is no limit to infinitude or to its reflections.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 13:25-29


    (Corporeal ignorance) Because of human ignorance of the divine Principle, Love, the Father of all is represented as a corporeal creator; hence men recognize themselves as merely physical, and are ignorant of man as God's image or reflection and of man's eternal incorporeal existence.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 302:25


    (Definition of man)
    God is Love. He is therefore the divine, infinite Principle, called Person or God. Man's true consciousness is in the mental, not in any bodily or personal likeness to Spirit. Indeed, the body presents no proper likeness of divinity, though mortal sense would fain have us so believe.


Section 3


Job 11:7-9

    7 Canst thou by searching find out
God? canst thou find out the Almighty
unto perfection?

    8 It is as high as heaven; what
canst thou do? deeper than hell; what
canst thou know?

    9 The measure thereof is longer
than the earth, and broader than the
sea.
Job 9:11

    11 Lo, he goeth by me, and I see
him not: he passeth on also, but I
perceive him not.

***
John 4:24

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

***
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 1:18

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

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


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

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

  (- MORTAL MIND - Mythology)

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 273:3-7

    (God the Principle of all)
    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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 322:26-31

    (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?"


Section 4


Proverbs 2:1-6

    1 My son, if thou wilt receive my
words, and hide my commandments with
thee;

    2 So that thou incline thine ear
unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to
understanding;

    3 Yea, if thou criest after
knowledge, and liftest up thy voice
for understanding;

    4 If thou seekest her as silver,
and searchest for her as for hid
treasures;

    5 Then shalt thou understand the
fear of the Lord, and find the
knowledge of God.

    6 For the Lord giveth wisdom: out
of his mouth cometh knowledge and
understanding.

***
Micah 4:1,2

    1 But in the last days it shall
come to pass, that the mountain of
the house of the Lord shall be
established in the top of the
mountains, and it shall be exalted
above the hills; and people shall
flow unto it.

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

***
John 6:45

    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.
John 5:39

    39 #Search the scriptures; for in
them ye think ye have eternal life:
and they are they which testify of
me.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 262:9-20


    (Forgetfulness of self)
    We cannot fathom the nature and quality of God's creation by diving into the shallows of mortal belief. We must reverse our feeble flutterings - our efforts to find life and truth in matter - and rise above the testimony of the material senses, above the mortal to the immortal idea of God. These clearer, higher views inspire the Godlike man to reach the absolute centre and circumference of his being.
    (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.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 265:3

    (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.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 10:14


    (The chalice sacrificial)
    Seeking is not sufficient. It is striving that enables us to enter. Spiritual attainments open the door to a higher understanding of the divine Life.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 286:3


    (Salvation is through reform)
    We must not seek the immutable and immortal through the finite, mutable, and mortal, and so depend upon belief instead of demonstration, for this is fatal to a knowledge of Science. The understanding of Truth gives full faith in Truth, and spiritual understanding is better than all burnt offerings.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 266:24-25


    (Beatific presence)
    Mortals must follow Jesus' sayings and his demonstrations, which dominate the flesh.


Section 5


Psalm 68:19,20

    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.

***
Isaiah 34:1

    1 Come near, ye nations, to hear;
and hearken, ye people: let the earth
hear, and all that is therein; the
world, and all things that come forth
of it.
Isaiah 35:3-6

    3 #Strengthen ye the weak hands,
and confirm the feeble knees.

    4 Say to them that are of a fearful
heart, Be strong, fear not: behold,
your God will come with vengeance,
even God with a recompence; he will
come and save you.

    5 Then the eyes of the blind shall
be opened, and the ears of the deaf
shall be unstopped.

    6 Then shall the lame man leap as
an hart, and the tongue of the dumb
sing: for in the wilderness shall
waters break out, and streams in the
desert.
Isaiah 33:24

    24 And the inhabitant shall not
say, I am sick: the people that dwell
therein shall be forgiven their
iniquity.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 270:14-10


    (Prophetic ignorance)
    The prophets of old looked for something higher than the systems of their times; hence their foresight of the new dispensation of Truth. But they knew not what would be the precise nature of the teaching and demonstration of God, divine Mind, in His more infinite meanings, - the demonstration which was to destroy sin, sickness, and death, establish the definition of omnipotence, and maintain the Science of Spirit.
    The pride of priesthood is the prince of this world. It has nothing in Christ. Meekness and charity have divine authority. Mortals think wickedly; consequently they are wicked. They think sickly thoughts, and so become sick. If sin makes sinners, Truth and Love alone can unmake them. If a sense of disease produces suffering and a sense of ease antidotes suffering, disease is mental, not material. Hence the fact that the human mind alone suffers, is sick, and that the divine Mind alone heals.
    The life of Christ Jesus was not miraculous, but it was indigenous to his spirituality, - the good soil wherein the seed of Truth springs up and bears much fruit. Christ's Christianity is the chain of scientific being reappearing in all ages, maintaining its obvious correspondence with the Scriptures and uniting all periods in the design of God. Neither emasculation, illusion, nor insubordination exists in divine Science.
    Jesus instructed his disciples whereby to heal the sick through Mind instead of matter. He knew that the philosophy, Science, and proof of Christianity were in Truth, casting out all inharmony.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 372:14-18


    (Veritable success)
    When man demonstrates Christian Science absolutely, he will be perfect. He can neither sin, suffer, be subject to matter, nor disobey the law of God. Therefore he will be as the angels in heaven. Christian Science and Christianity are one.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 353:7


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


Section 6


Matthew 5:48

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

***
John 17:17,23,24

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

    23 I in them, and thou in me, that
they may be made perfect in one; and
that the world may know that thou
hast sent me, and hast loved them, as
thou hast loved me.

    24 Father, I will that they also,
whom thou hast given me, be with me
where I am; that they may behold my
glory, which thou hast given me: for
thou lovedst me before the foundation
of the world.

***
Colossians 3:4

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 276:19


    (Perfection requisite) When we learn in Science how to be perfect even as our Father in heaven is perfect, thought is turned into new and healthy channels, - towards the contemplation of things immortal and away from materiality to the Principle of the universe, including harmonious man.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 233:8


    (Perfection gained slowly)
    In the midst of imperfection, perfection is seen and acknowledged only by degrees. The ages must slowly work up to perfection. How long it must be before we arrive at the demonstration of scientific being, no man knoweth, - not even "the Son but the Father;" but the false claim of error continues its delusions until the goal of goodness is assiduously earned and won.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 325:10


    (Indestructible being)
    In Colossians (iii. 4) Paul writes: "When Christ, who is our life, shall appear [be manifested], then shall ye also appear [be manifested] with him in glory." When spiritual being is understood in all its perfection, continuity, and might, then shall man be found in God's image. The absolute meaning of the apostolic words is this: Then shall man be found, in His likeness, perfect as the Father, indestructible in Life, "hid with Christ in God," - with Truth in divine Love, where human sense hath not seen man.

Subheadings in this lesson

01 1 - Tritheism impossible
01 1 - No divine corporeality
01 1 - God and His image
01 1 - -21- The divine Ego
01 1 - Spiritual offspring
01 2 - Divine personality
01 2 - Ideal man and woman
01 2 - Divine personality
01 2 - Corporeal ignorance
01 2 - Definition of man
01 3 - Material recognition impossible
01 3 - Our physical insensibility to Spirit
01 3 - -1- The deific supremacy
01 3 - God the Principle of all
01 3 - Uses of suffering
01 4 - Forgetfulness of self
01 4 - The true sense
01 4 - Godward gravitation
01 4 - The chalice sacrificial
01 4 - Salvation is through reform
01 4 - Beatific presence
01 5 - Prophetic ignorance
01 5 - Veritable success
01 5 - The real and the unreal
01 6 - Perfection requisite
01 6 - Perfection gained slowly
01 6 - Indestructible being


June 14,1903

Subject: 02

SACRAMENT.

oo1o



-- Golden Text --

John 6:33

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


Responsive Reading


I Corinthians 10:1-7,14-17

    1 Moreover, brethren, I would not
that ye should be ignorant, how that
all our fathers were under the cloud,
and all passed through the sea;

    2 And were all baptized unto Moses
in the cloud and in the sea;

    3 And did all eat the same
spiritual meat;

    4 And did all drink the same
spiritual drink: for they drank of
that spiritual Rock that followed
them: and that Rock was Christ.

    5 But with many of them God was not
well pleased: for they were
overthrown in the wilderness.

    6 Now these things were our
examples, to the intent we should not
lust after evil things, as they also
lusted.

    7 Neither be ye idolaters, as were
some of them; as it is written, The
people sat down to eat and drink, and
rose up to play.

    14 Wherefore, my dearly beloved,
flee from idolatry.

    15 I speak as to wise men; judge ye
what I say.

    16 The cup of blessing which we
bless, is it not the communion of the
blood of Christ? The bread which we
break, is it not the communion of the
body of Christ?

    17 For we being many are one bread,
and one body: for we are all
partakers of that one bread.


Section 1


Exodus 12:21-23,26,27

    21 #Then Moses called for all the
elders of Israel, and said unto them,
Draw out and take you a lamb
according to your families, and kill
the passover.

    22 And ye shall take a bunch of
hyssop, and dip it in the blood that
is in the bason, and strike the
lintel and the two side posts with
the blood that is in the bason; and
none of you shall go out at the door
of his house until the morning.

    23 For the Lord will pass through
to smite the Egyptians; and when he
seeth the blood upon the lintel, and
on the two side posts, the Lord will
pass over the door, and will not
suffer the destroyer to come in unto
your houses to smite you.

    26 And it shall come to pass, when
your children shall say unto you, What
mean ye by this service?

    27 That ye shall say, It is the
sacrifice of the Lord's passover, who
passed over the houses of the
children of Israel in Egypt, when he
smote the Egyptians, and delivered
our houses. And the people bowed the
head and worshipped.

***
Isaiah 26:20,21

    20 #Come, my people, enter thou
into thy chambers, and shut thy doors
about thee: hide thyself as it were
for a little moment, until the
indignation be overpast.

    21 For, behold, the Lord cometh out
of his place to punish the
inhabitants of the earth for their
iniquity: the earth also shall
disclose her blood, and shall no more
cover her slain.

***
Matthew 6:6

    6 But thou, when thou prayest,
enter into thy closet, and when thou
hast shut thy door, pray to thy
Father which is in secret; and thy
Father which seeth in secret shall
reward thee openly.

***
John 10:9

    9 I am the door: by me if any man
enter in, he shall be saved, and
shall go in and out, and find
pasture.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 14:31-6


    (Spiritualized consciousness)
    "When thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and, when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly."
    (Spiritual sanctuary)
    So spake Jesus. The closet typifies the sanctuary of Spirit, the door of which shuts out sinful sense but lets in Truth, Life, and Love. Closed to error, it is open to Truth, and vice versa.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 234:9-24


    (Hospitality to health and good)
    We should become more familiar with good than with evil, and guard against false beliefs as watchfully as we bar our doors against the approach of thieves and murderers. We should love our enemies and help them on the basis of the Golden Rule; but avoid casting pearls before those who trample them under foot, thereby robbing both themselves and others.
    (Cleansing the mind)
    If mortals would keep proper ward over mortal mind, the brood of evils which infest it would be cleared out. We must begin with this so-called mind and empty it of sin and sickness, or sin and sickness will never cease. The present codes of human systems disappoint the weary searcher after a divine theology, adequate to the right education of human thought.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 392:24(begin Stand)


    (Guarding the door) 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


Hebrews 11:24,27,28

    24 By faith Moses, when he was come
to years, refused to be called the
son of Pharaoh's daughter;

    27 By faith he forsook Egypt, not
fearing the wrath of the king: for he
endured, as seeing him who is
invisible.

    28 Through faith he kept the
passover, and the sprinkling of
blood, lest he that destroyed the
firstborn should touch them.

***
Ephesians 2:13

    13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who
sometimes were far off are made nigh
by the blood of Christ.
Ephesians 5:1,2

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

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

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


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

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 29:1-11

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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 226:25


    (House of bondage)
    The lame, the deaf, the dumb, the blind, the sick, the sensual, the sinner, I wished to save from the slavery of their own beliefs and from the educational systems of the Pharaohs, who to-day, as of yore, hold the children of Israel in bondage. I saw before me the awful conflict, the Red Sea and the wilderness; ;but I pressed on through faith in God, trusting Truth, the strong deliverer, to guide me into the land of Christian Science, where fetters fall and the rights of man are fully known and acknowledged.


Section 3


John 4:25,26,28,29,31,32

    25 The woman saith unto him, I know
that Messias cometh, which is called
Christ: when he is come, he will tell
us all things.

    26 Jesus saith unto her, I that
speak unto thee am he.

    28 The woman then left her
waterpot, and went her way into the
city, and saith to the men,

    29 Come, see a man, which told me
all things that ever I did: is not
this the Christ?

    31 In the mean while his disciples
prayed him, saying, Master, eat.

    32 But he said unto them, I have
meat to eat that ye know not of.
John 6:27

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

***
I Corinthians 11:26

    26 For as often as ye eat this
bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew
the Lord's death till he come.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 85:12-22


    (Value of intuition)
    The Samaritan woman said: "Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?"
    It is recorded that Jesus, as he once journeyed with his students, "knew their thoughts," - read them scientifically. In like manner he discerned disease and healed the sick. After the same method, events of great moment were foretold by the Hebrew prophets. Our Master rebuked the lack of this power when he said: "O ye hypocrites! ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?"

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 27:1


    (Proof in practice) Jesus sent a message to John the Baptist, which was intended to prove beyond a question that the Christ had come: "Go your way, and tell John what things ye have seen and heard; how that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor the gospel is preached." In other words: Tell John what the demonstration of divine power is, and he will at once perceive that God is the power in the Messianic work.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 31:12-28

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

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

    (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.


Section 4


Zephaniah 1:7,8

    7 Hold thy peace at the presence of
the Lord God: for the day of the Lord
is at hand: for the Lord hath
prepared a sacrifice, he hath bid his
guests.

    8 And it shall come to pass in the
day of the Lord's sacrifice, that I
will punish the princes, and the
king's children, and all such as are
clothed with strange apparel.

***
Matthew 22:1-3,5,10-12

    1 And Jesus answered and spake
unto them again by parables, and
said,

    2 The kingdom of heaven is like
unto a certain king, which made a
marriage for his son,

    3 And sent forth his servants to
call them that were bidden to the
wedding: and they would not come.

    5 But they made light of it, and
went their ways, one to his farm,
another to his merchandise:

    10 So those servants went out into
the highways, and gathered together
all as many as they found, both bad
and good: and the wedding was
furnished with guests.

    11 #And when the king came in to
see the guests, he saw there a man
which had not on a wedding garment:

    12 And he saith unto him, Friend,
how camest thou in hither not having
a wedding garment? And he was
speechless.

***
Revelation 3:5

    5 He that overcometh, the same
shall be clothed in white raiment;
and I will not blot out his name out
of the book of life, but I will
confess his name before my Father,
and before his angels.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 242:21-3


    (Divided vestments)
    The vesture of Life is Truth. According to the Bible, the facts of being are commonly misconstrued, for it is written: "They parted my raiment among them, and for my vesture they did cast lots." The divine Science of man is woven into one web of consistency without seam or rent. Mere speculation or superstition appropriates no part of the divine vesture, while inspiration restores every part of the Christly garment of righteousness.
    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.

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.

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

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

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 267:25-28


    (Waymarks to eternal Truth)
    The robes of Spirit are "white and glistering," like the raiment of Christ. Even in this world, therefore, "let thy garments be always white."


Section 5


Matthew 26:17-19,26-29,32

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    32 But after I am risen again, I
will go before you into Galilee.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 32:20-17


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 317:6-11


    (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."


Section 6


Mark 16:9,10

    9 #Now when Jesus was risen early
the first day of the week, he
appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out
of whom he had cast seven devils.

    10 And she went and told them that
had been with him, as they mourned and
wept.

***
Matthew 28:16-20

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

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

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

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

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

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


    (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.

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

    This spiritual meeting with our Lord in the dawn of a new light is the morning meal which Christian Scientists commemorate. They bow before Christ, Truth, to receive more of his reappearing and silently to commune with the divine Principle, Love. They celebrate their Lord's victory over death, his probation in the flesh after death, its exemplification of human probation, and his spiritual and final ascension above matter, or the flesh, when he rose out of material sight.
    (Spiritual Eucharist)
    Our baptism is a purification from all error. Our church is built on the divine Principle, Love. We can unite with this church only as we are newborn of Spirit, as we reach the Life which is Truth and the Truth which is Life by bringing forth the fruits of Love, - casting out error and healing the sick. Our Eucharist is spiritual communion with the one God. Our bread, "which cometh down from heaven," is Truth. Our cup is the cross. Our wine the inspiration of Love, the draught our Master drank and commended to his followers.

Subheadings in this lesson

02 1 - Spiritualized consciousness
02 1 - Spiritual sanctuary
02 1 - Hospitality to health and good
02 1 - Cleansing the mind
02 1 - Guarding the door
02 2 - True flesh and blood
02 2 - Christian warfare
02 2 - House of bondage
02 3 - Value of intuition
02 3 - Proof in practice
02 3 - Healing primary
02 3 - Painful prospect
02 3 - Injustice to the Saviour
02 4 - Divided vestments
02 4 - Reluctant guests
02 4 - Two claims omitted
02 4 - Waymarks to eternal Truth
02 5 - Spiritual refreshment
02 5 - Jesus' sad repast
02 5 - Heavenly supplies
02 5 - The cup of Jesus
02 6 - The last breakfast
02 6 - Spiritual Eucharist


January 11,1903

Subject: 03

LIFE.

o1oo



-- Golden Text --

Revelation 22:1

    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.


Responsive Reading


Revelation 21:1-6

    1 And I saw a new heaven and a new
earth: for the first heaven and the
first earth were passed away; and
there was no more sea.

    2 And I John saw the holy city, new
Jerusalem, coming down from God out
of heaven, prepared as a bride
adorned for her husband.

    3 And I heard a great voice out of
heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle
of God is with men, and he will dwell
with them, and they shall be his
people, and God himself shall be with
them, and be their God.

    4 And God shall wipe away all tears
from their eyes; and there shall be
no more death, neither sorrow, nor
crying, neither shall there be any
more pain: for the former things are
passed away.

    5 And he that sat upon the throne
said, Behold, I make all things new.
And he said unto me, Write: for these
words are true and faithful.

    6 And he said unto me, It is done.
I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning
and the end. I will give unto him
that is athirst of the fountain of
the water of life freely.
Revelation 22:1,2,5,14,17

    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.

    5 And there shall be no night
there; and they need no candle,
neither light of the sun; for the
Lord God giveth them light: and they
shall reign for ever and ever.

    14 Blessed are they that do his
commandments, that they may have
right to the tree of life, and may
enter in through the gates into the
city.

    17 And the Spirit and the bride
say, Come. And let him that heareth
say, Come. And let him that is
athirst come. And whosoever will, let
him take the water of life freely.


Section 1


Exodus 20:1-3

    1 And God spake all these words,
saying,

    2 I am the Lord thy God, which have
brought thee out of the land of
Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

    3 Thou shalt have no other gods
before me.

***
Deuteronomy 33:27

    27 The eternal God is thy refuge,
and underneath are the everlasting
arms: and he shall thrust out the
enemy from before thee; and shall
say, Destroy them.

***
Isaiah 40:28

    28 #Hast thou not known? hast thou
not heard, that the everlasting God,
the Lord, the Creator of the ends of
the earth, fainteth not, neither is
weary? there is no searching of his
understanding.

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


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

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

    (Living temple)
    That Life is God, Jesus proved by his reappearance after the crucifixion in strict accordance with his scientific statement: "Destroy this temple [body], and in three days I [Spirit] will raise it up." It is as if he had said: The I - the Life, substance, and intelligence of the universe - is not in matter to be destroyed.

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.

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.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 347:6-7


    (Serving two masters) Nothing really has Life but God, who is infinite Life; hence all is Life, and death has no dominion.


Section 2


John 5:19,20,26

    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.

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

***
Colossians 1:15-17,19

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

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

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

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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 516:4-12,19-21


    (Reflected likeness)
    The substance, Life, intelligence, Truth, and Love, which constitute Deity, are reflected by His creation; and when we subordinate the false testimony of the corporeal senses to the facts of Science, we shall see this true likeness and reflection everywhere.
    (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.
    Man, made in His likeness, possesses and reflects God's dominion over all the earth.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 518:21

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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 543:26

    (Man springs from Mind)
    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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 306:21-25


    (Thought-forms)
    The myriad forms of mortal thought, made manifest as matter, are not more distinct nor real to the material senses than are the Soul-created forms to spiritual sense, which cognizes Life as permanent.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 215:12


    (Real being never lost) Whatever is governed by God, is never for an instant deprived of the light and might of intelligence and Life.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 303:8


    (Mental propagation)
    The minutiae of lesser individualities reflect the one divine individuality and are comprehended in and formed by Spirit, not by material sensation. 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.


Section 3


Isaiah 52:1,7

    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.

    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!

***
Amos 5:14

    14 Seek good, and not evil, that ye
may live: and so the Lord, the God of
hosts, shall be with you, as ye have
spoken.

***
Matthew 19:1,16,17

    1 And it came to pass, that when
Jesus had finished these sayings, he
departed from Galilee, and came into
the coasts of Judaea beyond Jordan;

    16 #And, behold, one came and said
unto him, Good Master, what good thing
shall I do, that I may have eternal
life?

    17 And he said unto him, Why
callest thou me good? there is none
good but one, that is, God: but if
thou wilt enter into life, keep the
commandments.

***
Philipians 4:8

    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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 247:21-30


    (The divine loveliness) Beauty is a thing of life, which dwells forever in the eternal Mind and reflects the charms of His goodness in expression, form, outline, and color. It is Love which paints the petal with myriad hues, glances in the warm sunbeam, arches the cloud with the bow of beauty, blazons the night with starry gems, and covers earth with loveliness.
    The embellishments of the person are poor substitutes for the charms of being, shining resplendent and eternal over age and decay.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 248:5,26

    (Love's endowment)
    Men and women of riper years and larger lessons ought to ripen into health and immortality, instead of lapsing into darkness or gloom. Immortal Mind feeds the body with supernal freshness and fairness, supplying it with beautiful images of thought and destroying the woes of sense which each day brings to a nearer tomb.
    (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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 294:25


    (Mythical pleasure) Man's genuine selfhood is recognizable only in what is good and true. Man is neither self-made nor made by mortals. God created man.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 246:4-6,23-31


    (Man reflects God) Life and its faculties are not measured by calendars. The perfect and immortal are the eternal likeness of their Maker.
    (Undesirable records)
    Man, governed by immortal Mind, is always beautiful and grand. Each succeeding year unfolds wisdom, beauty, and holiness.
    (True life eternal)
    Life is eternal. We should find this out, and begin the demonstration thereof. Life and goodness are immortal. Let us then shape our views of existence into loveliness, freshness, and continuity, rather than into age and blight.


Section 4


Psalm 16:1,9-11

    1 Preserve me, O God: for in thee
do I put my trust.

    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.

***
II Corinthians 5:1,4

    1 For we know that if our earthly
house of this tabernacle were
dissolved, we have a building of God,
an house not made with hands, eternal
in the heavens.

    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.

***
I Corinthians 15:53,54

    53 For this corruptible must put on
incorruption, and this mortal must
put on immortality.

    54 So when this corruptible shall
have put on incorruption, and this
mortal shall have put on immortality,
then shall be brought to pass the
saying that is written, Death is
swallowed up in victory.

***
Romans 8:21

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

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 - 324:32

    (Abiding in Life)
    Jesus said substantially, "He that believeth in me shall not see death." That is, he who perceives the true idea of Life loses his belief in death. He who has the true idea of good loses all sense of evil, and by reason of this is being ushered into the undying realities of Spirit. Such a one abideth in Life, - life obtained not of the body incapable of supporting life, but of Truth, unfolding its own immortal idea. Jesus gave the true idea of being, which results in infinite blessings to mortals.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 216:3-8(to .)


    (The serpent of error)
    Who shall say that man is alive to-day, but may be dead to-morrow? What has touched Life, God, to such strange issues? Here theories cease, and Science unveils the mystery and solves the problem of man. Error bites the heel of truth, but cannot kill truth.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 309:27


    (Life never structural) It is a self-evident error to suppose that there can be such a reality as organic animal or vegetable life, when such so-called life always ends in death. Life is never for a moment extinct. Therefore it is never structural nor organic, and is never absorbed nor limited by its own formations.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 381:16


    (No laws of matter) In infinite Life and Love there is no sickness, sin, nor death, and the Scriptures declare that we live, move, and have our being in the infinite God.


Section 5


Luke 12:15-20

    15 And he said unto them, Take
heed, and beware of covetousness: for
a man's life consisteth not in the
abundance of the things which he
possesseth.

    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?

***
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.

***
I Timothy 6:11,12

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

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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 205:9-12


    (Creation perfect)
    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?

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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 283:21-27


    (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.

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.


Section 6


John 6:35,40

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

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

***
Colossians 3:1-4,9,10

    1 If ye then be risen with Christ,
seek those things which are above,
where Christ sitteth on the right
hand of God.

    2 Set your affection on things
above, not on things on the earth.

    3 For ye are dead, and your life is
hid with Christ in God.

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

    9 Lie not one to another, seeing
that ye have put off the old man with
his deeds;

    10 And have put on the new man,
which is renewed in knowledge after
the image of him that created him:

***
Ephesians 5:14

    14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou
that sleepest, and arise from the
dead, and Christ shall give thee
light.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 279:16


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

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 76:6-12


    (Real Life is God)
    When being is understood, Life will be recognized as neither material nor finite, but as infinite, - as God, universal good; and the belief that life, or mind, was ever in a finite form, or good in evil, will be destroyed. Then it will be understood that Spirit never entered matter and was therefore never raised from matter.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 167:6


    (Health from reliance on spirituality) We apprehend Life in divine Science only as we live above corporeal sense and correct it. Our proportionate admission of the claims of good or of evil determines the harmony of our existence, - our health, our longevity, and our Christianity.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 191:8-13

    (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.

Subheadings in this lesson

03 1 - Jesus' sinless career
03 1 - Living temple
03 1 - A mortal not man
03 1 - Narrow pathway
03 1 - Serving two masters
03 2 - Reflected likeness
03 2 - Love imparts beauty
03 2 - Assistance in brotherhood
03 2 - Man springs from Mind
03 2 - Thought-forms
03 2 - Real being never lost
03 2 - Mental propagation
03 3 - The divine loveliness
03 3 - Love's endowment
03 3 - Perfect models
03 3 - Mythical pleasure
03 3 - Man reflects God
03 3 - Undesirable records
03 3 - True life eternal
03 4 - Death but an illusion
03 4 - Abiding in Life
03 4 - The serpent of error
03 4 - Life never structural
03 4 - No laws of matter
03 5 - Creation perfect
03 5 - Life only in Spirit
03 5 - Spiritual structure
03 5 - Death no benefactor
03 6 - Spiritual tangibility
03 6 - Real Life is God
03 6 - Health from reliance on spirituality
03 6 - The immortal birth


January 18,1903

Subject: 04

TRUTH.

1ooo



-- Golden Text --

Psalm 91:4

    4 He shall cover thee with his
feathers, and under his wings shalt
thou trust: his truth shall be thy
shield and buckler.


Responsive Reading


Proverbs 24:3-7,13,14,19,20,29-32

    3 Through wisdom is an house
builded; and by understanding it is
established:

    4 And by knowledge shall the
chambers be filled with all precious
and pleasant riches.

    5 A wise man is strong; yea, a man
of knowledge increaseth strength.

    6 For by wise counsel thou shalt
make thy war: and in multitude of
counsellors there is safety.

    7 Wisdom is too high for a fool: he
openeth not his mouth in the gate.

    13 My son, eat thou honey, because
it is good; and the honeycomb, which
is sweet to thy taste:

    14 So shall the knowledge of wisdom
be unto thy soul: when thou hast
found it, then there shall be a
reward, and thy expectation shall not
be cut off.

    19 Fret not thyself because of evil
men, neither be thou envious at the
wicked:

    20 For there shall be no reward to
the evil man; the candle of the wicked
shall be put out.

    29 Say not, I will do so to him as
he hath done to me: I will render to
the man according to his work.

    30 I went by the field of the
slothful, and by the vineyard of the
man void of understanding;

    31 And, lo, it was all grown over
with thorns, and nettles had covered
the face thereof, and the stone wall
thereof was broken down.

    32 Then I saw, and considered it
well: I looked upon it, and received
instruction.


Section 1


Isaiah 25:1

    1 O Lord, thou art my God; I will
exalt thee, I will praise thy name;
for thou hast done wonderful things;
thy counsels of old are faithfulness
and truth.

***
Job 36:3-5

    3 I will fetch my knowledge from
afar, and will ascribe righteousness
to my Maker.

    4 For truly my words shall not be
false: he that is perfect in
knowledge is with thee.

    5 Behold, God is mighty, and
despiseth not any: he is mighty in
strength and wisdom.

***
Jeremiah 4:2

    2 And thou shalt swear, The Lord
liveth, in truth, in judgment, and in
righteousness; and the nations shall
bless themselves in him, and in him
shall they glory.

***
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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 223:14-21


    (The question of the ages)
    The question, "What is Truth," convulses the world. Many are ready to meet this inquiry with the assurance which comes of understanding; but more are blinded by their old illusions, and try to "give it pause." "If the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch."
    The efforts of error to answer this question by some ology are vain.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 282:28-1


    (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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 275:12-17

    (Divine synonyms)
    Spirit, Life, Truth, Love, combine as one, - and are the Scriptural names for God. All substance, intelligence, wisdom, being, immortality, cause, and effect belong to God. These are His attributes, the eternal manifestations of the infinite divine Principle, Love.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 298:2-4

    (Faith higher than belief) Life, Truth, and Love are the realities of divine Science. They dawn in faith and glow full-orbed in spiritual understanding.


Section 2


Isaiah 6:5

    5 #Then said I, Woe is me! for I am
undone; because I am a man of unclean
lips, and I dwell in the midst of a
people of unclean lips: for mine eyes
have seen the King, the Lord of
hosts.
Isaiah 26:4,5

    4 Trust ye in the Lord for ever:
for in the Lord JEHOVAH is
everlasting strength:

    5 #For he bringeth down them that
dwell on high; the lofty city, he
layeth it low; he layeth it low, even
to the ground; he bringeth it even to
the dust.

***
Proverbs 21:11,12

    11 When the scorner is punished,
the simple is made wise: and when the
wise is instructed, he receiveth
knowledge.

    12 The righteous man wisely
considereth the house of the wicked:
but God overthroweth the wicked for
their wickedness.

***
Ephesians 6:13,14

    13 Wherefore take unto you the
whole armour of God, that ye may be
able to withstand in the evil day,
and having done all, to stand.

    14 Stand therefore, having your
loins girt about with truth, and
having on the breastplate of
righteousness;

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 542:5,19-21


    (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.
    (Retribution and remorse)
    Let Truth uncover and destroy error in God's own way, and let human justice pattern the divine.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 97:13-17,21


    (Dangerous resemblances)
    The nearer a false belief approaches truth without passing the boundary where, having been destroyed by divine Love, it ceases to be even an illusion, the riper it becomes for destruction.
    The broadest facts array the most falsities against themselves, for they bring error from under cover. It requires courage to utter truth; for the higher Truth lifts her voice, the louder will error scream, until its inarticulate sound is forever silenced in oblivion.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 540:5


    (Cleansing upheaval)
    In Isaiah we read: "I make peace, and create evil. I the Lord do all these things;" but the prophet referred to divine law as stirring up the belief in evil to its utmost, when bringing it to the surface and reducing it to its common denominator, nothingness. The muddy river-bed must be stirred in order to purify the stream. In moral chemicalization, when the symptoms of evil, illusion, are aggravated, we may think in our ignorance that the Lord hath wrought an evil; but we ought to know that God's law uncovers so-called sin and its effects, only that Truth may annihilate all sense of evil and all power to sin.


Section 3


Proverbs 16:6

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

***
Numbers 14:19-21

    19 Pardon, I beseech thee, the
iniquity of this people according
unto the greatness of thy mercy, and
as thou hast forgiven this people,
from Egypt even until now.

    20 And the Lord said, I have
pardoned according to thy word:

    21 But as truly as I live, all the
earth shall be filled with the glory
of the Lord.

***
Acts 3:19

    19 #Repent ye therefore, and be
converted, that your sins may be
blotted out, when the times of
refreshing shall come from the
presence of the Lord;

***
Psalm 145:18,19

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

    19 He will fulfil the desire of
them that fear him: he also will hear
their cry, and will save them.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 495:2-13

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


    (Followers of Jesus)
    Truth casts out error now as surely as it did nineteen centuries ago. All of Truth is not understood; hence its healing power is not fully demonstrated.
    (Destruction of all evil)
    If sickness is true or the idea of Truth, you cannot destroy sickness, and it would be absurd to try. Then classify sickness and error as our Master did, when he spoke of the sick, "whom Satan hath bound," and find a sovereign antidote for error in the life-giving power of Truth acting on human belief, a power which opens the prison doors to such as are bound, and sets the captive free physically and morally.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 224:28-32


    (Mental emancipation)
    Truth brings the elements of liberty. On its banner is the Soul-inspired motto, "Slavery is abolished." The power of God brings deliverance to the captive. No power can withstand divine Love. What is this supposed power, which opposes itself to God?

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 357:5-16


    (Two infinite creators absurd)
    We sustain Truth, not by accepting, but by rejecting a lie.
    Jesus said of personified evil, that it was "a liar, and the father of it." Truth creates neither a lie, a capacity to lie, nor a liar. If mankind would relinquish the belief that God makes sickness, sin, and death, or makes man capable of suffering on account of this malevolent triad, the foundations of error would be sapped and error's destruction ensured; but if we theoretically endow mortals with the creativeness and authority of Deity, how dare we attempt to destroy what He hath made, or even to deny that God made man evil and made evil good?

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 4


Lamentations 3:38

    38 Out of the mouth of the most
High proceedeth not evil and good?

***
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.

***
I Samuel 15:29

    29 And also the Strength of Israel
will not lie nor repent: for he is not
a man, that he should repent.

***
Psalm 33:4,5

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

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

***
Ezekiel 39:7

    7 So will I make my holy name known
in the midst of my people Israel; and
I will not let them pollute my holy
name any more: and the heathen shall
know that I am the Lord, the Holy One
in Israel.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 356:30-5


    (Two infinite creators absurd)
    Does subsequent follow its antecedent? It does. Was there original self-creative sin? Then there must have been more than one creator, more than one God. In common justice, we must admit that God will not punish man for doing what He created man capable of doing, and knew from the outset that man would do. God is "of purer eyes than to behold evil."

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 539:8-12,19


    (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.
    (A type of falsehood)
    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?" Paul asked: "What communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial?"

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 287:10-19,27


    (Divine allness)
    In Science, Truth is divine, and the infinite God can have no unlikeness. Did God, Truth, create error? No! "Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?" God being everywhere and all-inclusive, how can He be absent or suggest the absence of omnipresence and omnipotence? How can there be more than all?
    Neither understanding nor truth accompanies error, nor is error the offshoot of Mind. Evil calls itself something, when it is nothing.
    (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.


Section 5


Proverbs 8:1,4,6-9

    1 Doth not wisdom cry? and
understanding put forth her voice?

    4 Unto you, O men, I call; and my
voice is to the sons of man.

    6 Hear; for I will speak of
excellent things; and the opening of
my lips shall be right things.

    7 For my mouth shall speak truth;
and wickedness is an abomination to
my lips.

    8 All the words of my mouth are in
righteousness; there is nothing
froward or perverse in them.

    9 They are all plain to him that
understandeth, and right to them that
find knowledge.

***
Habakkuk 2:20

    20 But the Lord is in his holy
temple: let all the earth keep
silence before him.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 559:8-16


    (Truth's volume)
    The "still, small voice" of scientific thought reaches over continent and ocean to the globe's remotest bound. The inaudible voice of Truth is, to the human mind, "as when a lion roareth." It is heard in the desert and in dark places of fear. It arouses the "seven thunders" of evil, and stirs their latent forces to utter the full diapason of secret tones. Then is the power of Truth demonstrated, - made manifest in the destruction of error.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 323:28


    (Childlike receptivity)
    The effects of Christian Science are not so much seen as felt. It is the "still, small voice" of Truth uttering itself. We are either turning away from this utterance, or we are listening to it and going up higher. Willingness to become as a little child and to leave the old for the new, renders thought receptive of the advanced idea. Gladness to leave the false landmarks and joy to see them disappear, - this disposition helps to precipitate the ultimate harmony. The purification of sense and self is a proof of progress. "Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God."

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 325:20-32

    (Consecration required)
    Paul had a clear sense of the demands of Truth upon mortals physically and spiritually, when he said: "Present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service." But he, who is begotten of the beliefs of the flesh and serves them, can never reach in this world the divine heights of our Lord. The time cometh when the spiritual origin of man, the divine Science which ushered Jesus into human presence, will be understood and demonstrated.
    When first spoken in any age, Truth, like the light, "shineth in darkness, and the darkness comprehended it not."

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 213:30


    (Music, rhythm of head and heart)
    Before human knowledge dipped to its depths into a false sense of things, - into belief in material origins which discard the one Mind and true source of being, - it is possible that the impressions from Truth were as distinct as sound, and that they came as sound to the primitive prophets. If the medium of hearing is wholly spiritual, it is normal and indestructible.


Section 6


John 14:6

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

***
Luke 17:11-19

    11 #And it came to pass, as he went
to Jerusalem, that he passed through
the midst of Samaria and Galilee.

    12 And as he entered into a certain
village, there met him ten men that
were lepers, which stood afar off:

    13 And they lifted up their voices,
and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy
on us.

    14 And when he saw them, he said
unto them, Go shew yourselves unto
the priests. And it came to pass,
that, as they went, they were
cleansed.

    15 And one of them, when he saw
that he was healed, turned back, and
with a loud voice glorified God,

    16 And fell down on his face at his
feet, giving him thanks: and he was a
Samaritan.

    17 And Jesus answering said, Were
there not ten cleansed? but where are
the nine?

    18 There are not found that
returned to give glory to God, save
this stranger.

    19 And he said unto him, Arise, go
thy way: thy faith hath made thee
whole.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 94:17


    (Ingratitude and denial)
    The progress of truth confirms its claims, and our Master confirmed his words by his works. His healing-power evoked denial, ingratitude, and betrayal, arising from sensuality. Of the ten lepers whom Jesus healed, but one returned to give God thanks, - that is, to acknowledge the divine Principle which had healed him.

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

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 180:27


    (Wrong and right way)
    The only way to this living Truth, which heals the sick, is found in the Science of divine Mind as taught and demonstrated by Christ Jesus.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 192:27-29

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 288:31-2


    (The Christ-element)
    The eternal Truth destroys what mortals seem to have learned from error, and man's real existence as a child of God comes to light. Truth demonstrated is eternal life.

Subheadings in this lesson

04 1 - The question of the ages
04 1 - Truth is not inverted
04 1 - Divine synonyms
04 1 - Faith higher than belief
04 2 - Murder brings its curse
04 2 - Retribution and remorse
04 2 - Dangerous resemblances
04 2 - Cleansing upheaval
04 3 - Followers of Jesus
04 3 - Destruction of all evil
04 3 - Mental emancipation
04 3 - Two infinite creators absurd
04 3 - Impotence of hate
04 4 - Two infinite creators absurd
04 4 - Only one standard
04 4 - A type of falsehood
04 4 - Divine allness
04 4 - Error unveiled
04 5 - Truth's volume
04 5 - Childlike receptivity
04 5 - Consecration required
04 5 - Music, rhythm of head and heart
04 6 - Ingratitude and denial
04 6 - Wrong and right way
04 6 - The one real power
04 6 - The Christ-element


January 25,1903

Subject: 05

LOVE.

ooo1



-- Golden Text --

Ephesians 5:1,2

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

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



Responsive Reading


Isaiah 63:7-9,11-16

    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.

    8 For he said, Surely they are my
people, children that will not lie:
so he was their Saviour.

    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.

    11 Then he remembered the days of
old, Moses, and his people, saying,
Where is he that brought them up out
of the sea with the shepherd of his
flock? where is he that put his holy
Spirit within him?

    12 That led them by the right hand
of Moses with his glorious arm,
dividing the water before them, to
make himself an everlasting name?

    13 That led them through the deep,
as an horse in the wilderness, that
they should not stumble?

    14 As a beast goeth down into the
valley, the Spirit of the Lord caused
him to rest: so didst thou lead thy
people, to make thyself a glorious
name.

    15 #Look down from heaven, and
behold from the habitation of thy
holiness and of thy glory: where is
thy zeal and thy strength, the
sounding of thy bowels and of thy
mercies toward me? are they
restrained?

    16 Doubtless thou art our father,
though Abraham be ignorant of us, and
Israel acknowledge us not: thou, O
Lord, art our father, our redeemer;
thy name is from everlasting.



Section 1


Jeremiah 9:23,24

    23 #Thus saith the Lord, Let not
the wise man glory in his wisdom,
neither let the mighty man glory in
his might, let not the rich man glory
in his riches:

    24 But let him that glorieth glory
in this, that he understandeth and
knoweth me, that I am the Lord which
exercise lovingkindness, judgment,
and righteousness, in the earth: for
in these things I delight, saith the
Lord.
Jeremiah 31:3

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

***
I John 4:7,8,16

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

    8 He that loveth not knoweth not
God; for God is love.

    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.


4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 6:17-18


    (Mercy without partiality)
    "God is Love." More than this we cannot ask, higher we cannot look, farther we cannot go.


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


    (Scriptures misinterpreted)
    A misplaced word changes the sense and misstates the Science of the Scriptures, as, for instance, to name Love as merely an attribute of God; but we can by special and proper capitalization speak of the love of Love, meaning by that what the beloved disciple meant in one of his epistles, when he said, "God is love."

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 275:12

    (Divine synonyms)
    Spirit, Life, Truth, Love, combine as one, - and are the Scriptural names for God. All substance, intelligence, wisdom, being, immortality, cause, and effect belong to God. These are His attributes, the eternal manifestations of the infinite divine Principle, Love. No wisdom is wise but His wisdom; no truth is true, no love is lovely, no life is Life but the divine; no good is, but the good God bestows.

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

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


3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 42:1


    (Immortal achieval)
    Jesus' life proved, divinely and scientifically, that God is Love, whereas priest and rabbi affirmed God to be a mighty potentate, who loves and hates. The Jewish theology gave no hint of the unchanging love of God.


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


    (Anthropomorphism)
    The Jewish tribal Jehovah was a man-projected God, liable to wrath, repentance, and human changeableness. The Christian Science God is universal, eternal, divine Love, which changeth not and causeth no evil, disease, nor death.



Section 2


Isaiah 26:7-9

    7 The way of the just is
uprightness: thou, most upright, dost
weigh the path of the just.

    8 Yea, in the way of thy judgments,
O Lord, have we waited for thee; the
desire of our soul is to thy name,
and to the remembrance of thee.

    9 With my soul have I desired thee
in the night; yea, with my spirit
within me will I seek thee early: for
when thy judgments are in the earth,
the inhabitants of the world will
learn righteousness.

***
Romans 14:13

    13 Let us not therefore judge one
another any more: but judge this
rather, that no man put a
stumblingblock or an occasion to fall
in his brother's way.

***
James 2:13

    13 For he shall have judgment
without mercy, that hath shewed no
mercy; and mercy rejoiceth against
judgment.

***
Ephesians 2:4-7

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

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

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

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


ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 542:18-24


    (Retribution and remorse)
    "They that take the sword shall perish with the sword." Let Truth uncover and destroy error in God's own way, and let human justice pattern the divine. Sin will receive its full penalty, both for what it is and for what it does. Justice marks the sinner, and teaches mortals not to remove the waymarks of God.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 538:7

    (Spiritual gateway) Radiant with mercy and justice, the sword of Truth gleams afar and indicates the infinite distance between Truth and error, between the material and spiritual, - the unreal and the real.


ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 444:13-27


    (Charity to those opposed)
    Students are advised by the author to be charitable and kind, not only towards differing forms of religion and medicine, but to those who hold these differing opinions. Let us be faithful in pointing the way through Christ, as we understand it, but let us also be careful always to "judge righteous judgment," and never to condemn rashly. "Whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also." That is, Fear not that he will smite thee again for thy forbearance. If ecclesiastical sects or medical schools turn a deaf ear to the teachings of Christian Science, then part from these opponents as did Abraham when he parted from Lot, and say in thy heart: "Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen; for we be brethren."

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 448:16-23

    (Truth's great results)
    A dishonest position is far from Christianly scientific. "He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy." Try to leave on every student's mind the strong impress of divine Science, a high sense of the moral and spiritual qualifications requisite for healing, well knowing it to be impossible for error, evil, and hate to accomplish the grand results of Truth and Love.



Section 3


Deuteronomy 8:1-5

    1 All the commandments which I
command thee this day shall ye
observe to do, that ye may live, and
multiply, and go in and possess the
land which the Lord sware unto your
fathers.

    2 And thou shalt remember all the
way which the Lord thy God led thee
these forty years in the wilderness,
to humble thee, and to prove thee, to
know what was in thine heart, whether
thou wouldest keep his commandments,
or no.

    3 And he humbled thee, and suffered
thee to hunger, and fed thee with
manna, which thou knewest not,
neither did thy fathers know; that he
might make thee know that man doth
not live by bread only, but by every
word that proceedeth out of the mouth
of the Lord doth man live.

    4 Thy raiment waxed not old upon
thee, neither did thy foot swell,
these forty years.

    5 Thou shalt also consider in thine
heart, that, as a man chasteneth his
son, so the Lord thy God chasteneth
thee.

***
Hebrews 12:6,7,10,11

    6 For whom the Lord loveth he
chasteneth, and scourgeth every son
whom he receiveth.

    7 If ye endure chastening, God
dealeth with you as with sons; for
what son is he whom the father
chasteneth not?

    10 For they verily for a few days
chastened us after their own
pleasure; but he for our profit, that
we might be partakers of his
holiness.

    11 Now no chastening for the
present seemeth to be joyous, but
grievous: nevertheless afterward it
yieldeth the peaceable fruit of
righteousness unto them which are
exercised thereby.


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


    (Wait for reward)
    Love is not hasty to deliver us from temptation, for Love means that we shall be tried and purified.


o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 241:1


    (Progress demanded)
    "Whom the Lord loveth He chasteneth." He, who knows God's will or the demands of divine Science and obeys them, incurs the hostility of envy; and he who refuses obedience to God, is chastened by Love.


oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 323:6


    (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. Beholding the infinite tasks of truth, we pause, - wait on God. Then we push onward, until boundless thought walks enraptured, and conception unconfined is winged to reach the divine glory.


2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 66:9,30


    (Salutary sorrow)
    Sorrow is salutary. Through great tribulation we enter the kingdom. Trials are proofs of God's care. 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.
    (The gold and dross)
    Sorrow has its reward. It never leaves us where it found us. The furnace separates the gold from the dross that the precious metal may be graven with the image of God. The cup our Father hath given, shall we not drink it and learn the lessons He teaches?

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 57:23

    (Help and discipline)
    Love enriches the nature, enlarging, purifying, and elevating it. The wintry blasts of earth may uproot the flowers of affection, and scatter them to the winds; but this severance of fleshly ties serves to unite thought more closely to God, for Love supports the struggling heart until it ceases to sigh over the world and begins to unfold its wings for heaven.



Section 4


Matthew 14:22-31

    22 #And straightway Jesus
constrained his disciples to get into
a ship, and to go before him unto the
other side, while he sent the
multitudes away.

    23 And when he had sent the
multitudes away, he went up into a
mountain apart to pray: and when the
evening was come, he was there alone.


    24 But the ship was now in the
midst of the sea, tossed with waves:
for the wind was contrary.

    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.

    27 But straightway Jesus spake unto
them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is
I; be not afraid.

    28 And Peter answered him and said,
Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto
thee on the water.

    29 And he said, Come. And when
Peter was come down out of the ship,
he walked on the water, to go to
Jesus.

    30 But when he saw the wind
boisterous, he was afraid; and
beginning to sink, he cried, saying,
Lord, save me.

    31 And immediately Jesus stretched
forth his hand, and caught him, and
said unto him, O thou of little
faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?


ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 514:26-28


    (Creatures of God useful)
    Understanding the control which Love held over all, Daniel felt safe in the lions' den, and Paul proved the viper to be harmless.


oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 380:15


    (Benefits of metaphysics)
    The physical effects of fear illustrate its illusion. Gazing at a chained lion, crouched for a spring, should not terrify a man. The body is affected only with the belief of disease produced by a so-called mind ignorant of the truth which chains disease. Nothing but the power of Truth can prevent the fear of error, and prove man's dominion over error.


o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 243:4


    (Ancient and modern miracles)
    The divine Love, which made harmless the poisonous viper, which delivered men from the boiling oil, from the fiery furnace, from the jaws of the lion, can heal the sick in every age and triumph over sin and death. It crowned the demonstrations of Jesus with unsurpassed power and love. But the same "Mind . . . which was also in Christ Jesus" must always accompany the letter of Science in order to confirm and repeat the ancient demonstrations of prophets and apostles. That those wonders are not more commonly repeated to-day, arises not so much from lack of desire as from lack of spiritual growth.


oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 373:14


    (Love frees from fear)
    The fear of disease and the love of sin are the sources of man's enslavement. "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom," but the Scriptures also declare, through the exalted thought of John, that "perfect Love casteth out fear."



Section 5


John 4:46-53

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 454:17-19


    (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.


ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 569:11-14


    (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.


oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 366:12-29


    (The true physician)
    The physician who lacks sympathy for his fellow-being is deficient in human affection, and we have the apostolic warrant for asking: "He that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?" Not having this spiritual affection, the physician lacks faith in the divine Mind and has not that recognition of infinite Love which alone confers the healing power. Such so-called Scientists will strain out gnats, while they swallow the camels of bigoted pedantry.
    (Source of calmness)
    The physician must also watch, lest he be overwhelmed by a sense of the odiousness of sin and by the unveiling of sin in his own thoughts. The sick are terrified by their sick beliefs, and sinners should be affrighted by their sinful beliefs; but the Christian Scientist will be calm in the presence of both sin and disease, knowing, as he does, that Life is God and God is All.


o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 241:19


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



Section 6


Matthew 22:35-40

    35 Then one of them, which was a
lawyer, asked him a question,
tempting him, and saying,

    36 Master, which is the great
commandment in the law?

    37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt
love the Lord thy God with all thy
heart, and with all thy soul, and
with all thy mind.

    38 This is the first and great
commandment.

    39 And the second is like unto it,
Thou shalt love thy neighbour as
thyself.

    40 On these two commandments hang
all the law and the prophets.

***
Romans 13:10

    10 Love worketh no ill to his
neighbour: therefore love is the
fulfilling of the law.


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.


1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 96:4


    (The darkest hours of all)
    Love will finally mark the hour of harmony, and spiritualization will follow, for Love is Spirit. Before error is wholly destroyed, there will be interruptions of the general material routine. Earth will become dreary and desolate, but summer and winter, seedtime and harvest (though in changed forms), will continue unto the end, - until the final spiritualization of all things. "The darkest hour precedes the dawn."


o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 242:15


    (The one only way)
    Self-love is more opaque than a solid body. 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.


oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 340:4

  (- MORTAL MIND - Death)


    (-Platform summation-)
    This text in the book of Ecclesiastes conveys the Christian Science thought, especially when the word duty, which is not in the original, is omitted: "Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep His commandments: for this is the whole duty of man." In other words: Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: love God and keep His commandments: for this is the whole of man in His image and likeness. Divine Love is infinite. Therefore all that really exists is in and of God, and manifests His love.

Subheadings in this lesson

05 1 - Mercy without partiality
05 1 - Scriptures misinterpreted
05 1 - Divine synonyms
05 1 - Vain ecstasies
05 1 - Immortal achieval
05 1 - Anthropomorphism
05 2 - Retribution and remorse
05 2 - Spiritual gateway
05 2 - Charity to those opposed
05 2 - Truth's great results
05 3 - Wait for reward
05 3 - Progress demanded
05 3 - A bright outlook
05 3 - Salutary sorrow
05 3 - The gold and dross
05 3 - Help and discipline
05 4 - Creatures of God useful
05 4 - Benefits of metaphysics
05 4 - Ancient and modern miracles
05 4 - Love frees from fear
05 5 - Love the incentive
05 5 - The robe of Science
05 5 - The true physician
05 5 - Source of calmness
05 5 - Spirit transforms
05 6 - Fulfilment of the Law
05 6 - The darkest hours of all
05 6 - The one only way
05 6 - -Platform summation-


February 1,1903

Subject: 06

SPIRIT.

oo1o



-- Golden Text --

I Thessalonians 5:19,20

    19 Quench not the Spirit.

    20 Despise not prophesyings.


Responsive Reading


I Corinthians 14:1-8,12-15

    1 Follow after charity, and desire
spiritual gifts, but rather that ye
may prophesy.

    2 For he that speaketh in an
unknown tongue speaketh not unto men,
but unto God: for no man
understandeth him; howbeit in the
spirit he speaketh mysteries.

    3 But he that prophesieth speaketh
unto men to edification, and
exhortation, and comfort.

    4 He that speaketh in an unknown
tongue edifieth himself; but he that
prophesieth edifieth the church.

    5 I would that ye all spake with
tongues, but rather that ye
prophesied: for greater is he that
prophesieth than he that speaketh
with tongues, except he interpret,
that the church may receive edifying.


    6 Now, brethren, if I come unto you
speaking with tongues, what shall I
profit you, except I shall speak to
you either by revelation, or by
knowledge, or by prophesying, or by
doctrine?

    7 And even things without life
giving sound, whether pipe or harp,
except they give a distinction in the
sounds, how shall it be known what is
piped or harped?

    8 For if the trumpet give an
uncertain sound, who shall prepare
himself to the battle?

    12 Even so ye, forasmuch as ye are
zealous of spiritual gifts, seek that
ye may excel to the edifying of the
church.

    13 Wherefore let him that speaketh
in an unknown tongue pray that he may
interpret.

    14 For if I pray in an unknown
tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my
understanding is unfruitful.

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


Section 1


I John 4:12,13

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

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

***
I Corinthians 2:11,12

    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.

***
John 4:23,24

    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.

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

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


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

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


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

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


    (The true worship)
    We worship spiritually, only as we cease to worship materially. Spiritual devoutness is the soul of Christianity. Worshipping through the medium of matter is paganism. Judaic and other rituals are but types and shadows of true worship. "The true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth."


Section 2


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 8:5-8

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

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

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

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

***
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.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 173:11


    (Individualization)
    What is termed matter manifests nothing but a material mentality. Neither the substance nor the manifestation of Spirit is obtainable through matter. Spirit is positive. Matter is Spirit's contrary, the absence of Spirit. For positive Spirit to pass through a negative condition would be Spirit's destruction.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 278:1


    (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.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 167:17-26


    (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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 280:30


    (Sensationless body)
    The only excuse for entertaining human opinions and rejecting the Science of being is our mortal ignorance of Spirit, - ignorance which yields only to the understanding of divine Science, the understanding by which we enter into the kingdom of Truth on earth and learn that Spirit is infinite and supreme. Spirit and matter no more commingle than light and darkness. When one appears, the other disappears.


Section 3


Revelation 21:7

    7 He that overcometh shall inherit
all things; and I will be his God, and
he shall be my son.

***
II Corinthians 5:4,5

    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.

    5 Now he that hath wrought us for
the selfsame thing is God, who also
hath given unto us the earnest of the
Spirit.

***
Romans 8:14

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

***
Galatians 4:6

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

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 191:24


    (Spiritual freedom)
    The Science of being reveals man and immortality as based on Spirit. Physical sense defines mortal man as based on matter, and from this premise infers the mortality of the body.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 303:28


    (Man's entity spiritual) Spiritual man is the image or idea of God, an idea which cannot be lost nor separated from its divine Principle. When the evidence before the material senses yielded to spiritual sense, the apostle declared that nothing could alienate him from God, from the sweet sense and presence of Life and Truth.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 359:11


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

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 171:17-24


    (Matter versus Spirit)
    Mistaking his origin and nature, man believes himself to be combined matter and Spirit. He believes that Spirit is sifted through matter, carried on a nerve, exposed to ejection by the operation of matter. The intellectual, the moral, the spiritual, - yea, the image of infinite Mind, - subject to non-intelligence!
    No more sympathy exists between the flesh and Spirit than between Belial and Christ.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 428:8


    (Vision opening)
    To divest thought of false trusts and material evidences in order that the spiritual facts of being may appear, - this is the great attainment by means of which we shall sweep away the false and give place to the true. Thus we may establish in truth the temple, or body, "whose builder and maker is God."


Section 4


Proverbs 20:12,27

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

    27 The spirit of man is the candle
of the Lord, searching all the inward
parts of the belly.

***
I Corinthians 2:9,10

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

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

***
Luke 10:21,23,24

    21 In that hour Jesus rejoiced in
spirit, and said, I thank thee, O
Father, Lord of heaven and earth,
that thou hast hid these things from
the wise and prudent, and hast
revealed them unto babes: even so,
Father; for so it seemed good in thy
sight.

    23 #And he turned him unto his
disciples, and said privately,
Blessed are the eyes which see the
things that ye see:

    24 For I tell you, that many
prophets and kings have desired to
see those things which ye see, and
have not seen them; and to hear those
things which ye hear, and have not
heard them.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 162:13-16


    (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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 274:12


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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 213:16


    (Good indefinable)
    Sound is a mental impression made on mortal belief. The ear does not really hear. Divine Science reveals sound as communicated through the senses of Soul - through spiritual understanding.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 215:11

    (Real being never lost)
    Spiritual vision is not subordinate to geometric altitudes. Whatever is governed by God, is never for an instant deprived of the light and might of intelligence and Life.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 214:14

    (Adam and the senses)
    When it is learned that the spiritual sense, and not the material, conveys the impressions of Mind to man, then being will be understood and found to be harmonious.


Section 5


II Samuel 23:2,3

    2 The Spirit of the Lord spake by
me, and his word was in my tongue.

    3 The God of Israel said, the Rock
of Israel spake to me, He that ruleth
over men must be just, ruling in the
fear of God.

***
John 3:34

    34 For he whom God hath sent
speaketh the words of God: for God
giveth not the Spirit by measure unto
him.
John 7:37-39

    37 In the last day, that great day
of the feast, Jesus stood and cried,
saying, If any man thirst, let him
come unto me, and drink.

    38 He that believeth on me, as the
scripture hath said, out of his belly
shall flow rivers of living water.

    39 (But this spake he of the
Spirit, which they that believe on
him should receive: for the Holy
Ghost was not yet given; because that
Jesus was not yet glorified.)

***
Matthew 10:19,20

    19 But when they deliver you up,
take no thought how or what ye shall
speak: for it shall be given you in
that same hour what ye shall speak.

    20 For it is not ye that speak, but
the Spirit of your Father which
speaketh in you.

***
Acts 2:1-4

    1 And when the day of Pentecost
was fully come, they were all with
one accord in one place.

    2 And suddenly there came a sound
from heaven as of a rushing mighty
wind, and it filled all the house
where they were sitting.

    3 And there appeared unto them
cloven tongues like as of fire, and
it sat upon each of them.

    4 And they were all filled with the
Holy Ghost, and began to speak with
other tongues, as the Spirit gave
them utterance.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 117:6-23


    (Spiritual language)
    God is Spirit; therefore the language of Spirit must be, and is, spiritual. Christian Science attaches no physical nature and significance to the Supreme Being or His manifestation; mortals alone do this. God's essential language is spoken of in the last chapter of Mark's Gospel as the new tongue, the spiritual meaning of which is attained through "signs following."
    (The miracles of Jesus)
    Ear hath not heard, nor hath lip spoken, the pure language of Spirit. Our Master taught spirituality by similitudes and parables. As a divine student he unfolded God to man, illustrating and demonstrating Life and Truth in himself and by his power over the sick and sinning. Human theories are inadequate to interpret the divine Principle involved in the miracles (marvels) wrought by Jesus and especially in his mighty, crowning, unparalleled, and triumphant exit from the flesh.

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


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

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 349:13


    (Language inadequate)
    The chief difficulty in conveying the teachings of divine Science accurately to human thought lies in this, that like all other languages, English is inadequate to the expression of spiritual conceptions and propositions, because one is obliged to use material terms in dealing with spiritual ideas. 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. Out of this condition grew the prophecy concerning the Christian apostles, "They shall speak with new tongues."

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 354:20

    (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


Matthew 16:13-18

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

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

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

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

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

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

***
I Corinthians 12:1,3

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

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

***
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;

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

***
Acts 20:28

    28 #Take heed therefore unto
yourselves, and to all the flock,
over the which the Holy Ghost hath
made you overseers, to feed the
church of God, which he hath
purchased with his own blood.

583:14 Chapter 17: Glossary
(CHURCH)

    The Church is that institution, which affords proof of its utility and is found elevating the race, rousing the dormant understanding from material beliefs to the apprehension of spiritual ideas and the demonstration of divine Science, thereby casting out devils, or error, and healing the sick.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 136:1-14


    (The Christ-mission)
    Jesus established his church and maintained his mission on a spiritual foundation of Christ-healing. He taught his followers that his religion had a divine Principle, which would cast out error and heal both the sick and the sinning. He claimed no intelligence, action, nor life separate from God. Despite the persecution this brought upon him, he used his divine power to save men both bodily and spiritually.
    (Ancient spiritualism)
    The question then as now was, How did Jesus heal the sick? His answer to this question the world rejected. He appealed to his students: "Whom do men say that I, the Son of man, am?" That is: Who or what is it that is thus identified with casting out evils and healing the sick?

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

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

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 131:13

    (Churchly neglect)
    Must Christian Science come through the Christian churches as some persons insist? This Science has come already, after the manner of God's appointing, but the churches seem not ready to receive it, according to the Scriptural saying, "He came unto his own, and his own received him not." Jesus once said: "I thank Thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that Thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father, for so it seemed good in Thy sight." As aforetime, the spirit of the Christ, which taketh away the ceremonies and doctrines of men, is not accepted until the hearts of men are made ready for it.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 35:19-25


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

Subheadings in this lesson

06 1 - -17- Infinite Spirit
06 1 - Derivatives of spirit
06 1 - The true worship
06 2 - Individualization
06 2 - Substance versus supposition
06 2 - The two masters
06 2 - Halfway success
06 2 - Sensationless body
06 3 - Spiritual freedom
06 3 - Man's entity spiritual
06 3 - Personal confidence
06 3 - Matter versus Spirit
06 3 - Vision opening
06 4 - Practical success
06 4 - Five senses deceptive
06 4 - Good indefinable
06 4 - Real being never lost
06 4 - Adam and the senses
06 5 - Spiritual language
06 5 - The miracles of Jesus
06 5 - Found wanting
06 5 - Language inadequate
06 5 - Scientific consistency
06 6 - The Christ-mission
06 6 - Ancient spiritualism
06 6 - A divine response
06 6 - Churchly neglect
06 6 - Spiritual Eucharist


February 8,1903

Subject: 07

SOUL.

o1oo



-- Golden Text --

Psalm 143:8

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


Responsive Reading


Psalm 119:129-135,137,138,140-144

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

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

    131 I opened my mouth, and panted:
for I longed for thy commandments.

    132 Look thou upon me, and be
merciful unto me, as thou usest to do
unto those that love thy name.

    133 Order my steps in thy word: and
let not any iniquity have dominion
over me.

    134 Deliver me from the oppression
of man: so will I keep thy precepts.

    135 Make thy face to shine upon thy
servant; and teach me thy statutes.

    137 Righteous art thou, O Lord, and
upright are thy judgments.

    138 Thy testimonies that thou hast
commanded are righteous and very
faithful.

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

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

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

    143 Trouble and anguish have taken
hold on me: yet thy commandments are
my delights.

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


Section 1


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;

    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.

***
Job 7:2-6

    2 As a servant earnestly desireth
the shadow, and as an hireling
looketh for the reward of his work:

    3 So am I made to possess months of
vanity, and wearisome nights are
appointed to me.

    4 When I lie down, I say, When
shall I arise, and the night be gone?
and I am full of tossings to and fro
unto the dawning of the day.

    5 My flesh is clothed with worms
and clods of dust; my skin is broken,
and become loathsome.

    6 My days are swifter than a
weaver's shuttle, and are spent
without hope.

***
Isaiah 52:2,3,6

    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.

    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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 466:20-28

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


    (Mankind redeemed)
    Soul or Spirit signifies Deity and nothing else. There is no finite soul nor spirit. Soul or Spirit means only one Mind, and cannot be rendered in the plural. Heathen mythology and Jewish theology have perpetuated the fallacy that intelligence, soul, and life can be in matter; and idolatry and ritualism are the outcome of all man-made beliefs. The Science of Christianity comes with fan in hand to separate the chaff from the wheat.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 482:3

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


    (Soul defined)
    Human thought has adulterated the meaning of the word soul through the hypothesis that soul is both an evil and a good intelligence, resident in matter. The proper use of the word soul can always be gained by substituting the word God, where the deific meaning is required. In other cases, use the word sense, and you will have the scientific signification. 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 - 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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 204:30


    (Unscientific theories)
    The belief that God lives in matter is pantheistic. The error, which says that Soul is in body, Mind is in matter, and good is in evil, must unsay it and cease from such utterances; else God will continue to be hidden from humanity, and mortals will sin without knowing that they are sinning, will lean on matter instead of Spirit, stumble with lameness, drop with drunkenness, consume with disease, - all because of their blindness, their false sense concerning God and man.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 172:17


    (Degrees of development) If the material body is man, he is a portion of matter, or dust. On the contrary, man is the image and likeness of Spirit; and the belief that there is Soul in sense or Life in matter obtains in mortals, alias mortal mind, to which the apostle refers when he says that we must "put off the old man."


Section 2


Genesis 1:16,17

    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.

    17 And God set them in the
firmament of the heaven to give light
upon the earth,

***
Psalm 19:1-6

    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.

    4 Their line is gone out through
all the earth, and their words to the
end of the world. In them hath he set
a tabernacle for the sun,

    5 Which is as a bridegroom coming
out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as
a strong man to run a race.

    6 His going forth is from the end
of the heaven, and his circuit unto
the ends of it: and there is nothing
hid from the heat thereof.
Psalm 84:11

    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.

***
Isaiah 60:19,20

    19 The sun shall be no more thy
light by day; neither for brightness
shall the moon give light unto thee:
but the Lord shall be unto thee an
everlasting light, and thy God thy
glory.

    20 Thy sun shall no more go down;
neither shall thy moon withdraw
itself: for the Lord shall be thine
everlasting light, and the days of
thy mourning shall be ended.

595:1 Chapter 17: Glossary
(SUN)

    SUN. The symbol of Soul governing man, - of Truth, Life, and Love.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 510:16-19


    (Geology a failure)
    The sun is a metaphorical representation of Soul outside the body, giving existence and intelligence to the universe. Love alone can impart the limitless idea of infinite Mind.

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 - 305:5


    (Human reflection)
    A picture in the camera or a face reflected in the mirror is not the original, though resembling it. Man, in the likeness of his Maker, reflects the central light of being, the invisible God. As there is no corporeality in the mirrored form, which is but a reflection, so man, like all things real, reflects God, his divine Principle, not in a mortal body.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 209:5


    (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.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 72:9(begin As)-13 Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism


    (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.


Section 3


Romans 1:20-23

    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:

    21 Because that, when they knew
God, they glorified him not as God,
neither were thankful; but became
vain in their imaginations, and their
foolish heart was darkened.

    22 Professing themselves to be
wise, they became fools,

    23 And changed the glory of the
uncorruptible God into an image made
like to corruptible man, and to
birds, and fourfooted beasts, and
creeping things.

***
Job 12:7-10

    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?

    10 In whose hand is the soul of
every living thing, and the breath of
all mankind.

***
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 - 122:7,29


    (Opposing testimony)
    The material senses' reversal of the Science of Soul was practically exposed nineteen hundred years ago by the demonstrations of Jesus; yet these so-called senses still make mortal mind tributary to mortal body, and ordain certain sections of matter, such as brain and nerves, as the seats of pain and pleasure, from which matter reports to this so-called mind its status of happiness or misery.
    (Ptolemaic and psychical error)
    Our theories make the same mistake regarding Soul and body that Ptolemy made regarding the solar system. They insist that soul is in body and mind therefore tributary to matter. Astronomical science has destroyed the false theory as to the relations of the celestial bodies, and Christian Science will surely destroy the greater error as to our terrestrial bodies. The true idea and Principle of man will then appear. The Ptolemaic blunder could not affect the harmony of being as does the error relating to soul and body, which reverses the order of Science and assigns to matter the power and prerogative of Spirit, so that man becomes the most absolutely weak and inharmonious creature in the universe.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 299:26


    (Knowledge and Truth) Corporeal sense, or error, may seem to hide Truth, health, harmony, and Science, as the mist obscures the sun or the mountain; but Science, the sunshine of Truth, will melt away the shadow and reveal the celestial peaks.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 467:17-23

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


    (Soul not confined in body)
    Science reveals Spirit, Soul, as not in the body, and God as not in man but as reflected by man. The greater cannot be in the lesser. The belief that the greater can be in the lesser is an error that works ill. This is a leading point in the Science of Soul, that Principle is not in its idea. Spirit, Soul, is not confined in man, and is never in matter.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 508:6


    (Ever-appearing creation)
    Mind is the Soul of all. Mind is Life, Truth, and Love which governs all.


Section 4


Proverbs 21:10

    10 The soul of the wicked desireth
evil: his neighbour findeth no favour
in his eyes.
Proverbs 13:2

    2 A man shall eat good by the fruit
of his mouth: but the soul of the
transgressors shall eat violence.

***
Ezekiel 18:20-23,30-32

    20 The soul that sinneth, it shall
die. The son shall not bear the
iniquity of the father, neither shall
the father bear the iniquity of the
son: the righteousness of the
righteous shall be upon him, and the
wickedness of the wicked shall be
upon him.

    21 But if the wicked will turn from
all his sins that he hath committed,
and keep all my statutes, and do that
which is lawful and right, he shall
surely live, he shall not die.

    22 All his transgressions that he
hath committed, they shall not be
mentioned unto him: in his
righteousness that he hath done he
shall live.

    23 Have I any pleasure at all that
the wicked should die? saith the Lord
God: and not that he should return
from his ways, and live?

    30 Therefore I will judge you, O
house of Israel, every one according
to his ways, saith the Lord God.
Repent, and turn yourselves from all
your transgressions; so iniquity
shall not be your ruin.

    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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 481:24

(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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 273:29-7


    (Material knowledge illusive)
    Science shows that material, conflicting mortal opinions and beliefs emit the effects of error at all times, but this atmosphere of mortal mind cannot be destructive to morals and health when it is opposed promptly and persistently by Christian Science. Truth and Love antidote this mental miasma, and thus invigorate and sustain existence. Unnecessary knowledge gained from the five senses is only temporal, - the conception of mortal mind, the offspring of sense, not of Soul, Spirit, - and symbolizes all that is evil and perishable.

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


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


Section 5


Lamentations 3:25

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

***
Joshua 22:5

    5 But take diligent heed to do the
commandment and the law, which Moses
the servant of the Lord charged you,
to love the Lord your God, and to
walk in all his ways, and to keep his
commandments, and to cleave unto him,
and to serve him with all your heart
and with all your soul.

***
Isaiah 58:10,11

    10 And if thou draw out thy soul to
the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted
soul; then shall thy light rise in
obscurity, and thy darkness be as the
noonday:

    11 And the Lord shall guide thee
continually, and satisfy thy soul in
drought, and make fat thy bones: and
thou shalt be like a watered garden,
and like a spring of water, whose
waters fail not.
Isaiah 55:2,3

    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.

    3 Incline your ear, and come unto
me: hear, and your soul shall live;
and I will make an everlasting
covenant with you, even the sure
mercies of David.

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 60:29-1


    (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.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 167:3-7


    (Health from reliance on spirituality)
    If we rise no higher than blind faith, the Science of healing is not attained, and Soul-existence, in the place of sense-existence, is not comprehended. We apprehend Life in divine Science only as we live above corporeal sense and correct it.

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.

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.

Subheadings in this lesson

07 1 - Mankind redeemed
07 1 - Soul defined
07 1 - Reflection of Spirit
07 1 - Unscientific theories
07 1 - Degrees of development
07 2 - Geology a failure
07 2 - Contrasted testimony
07 2 - Human reflection
07 2 - Allness of Truth
07 2 - Spirits obsolete
07 3 - Opposing testimony
07 3 - Ptolemaic and psychical error
07 3 - Knowledge and Truth
07 3 - Soul not confined in body
07 3 - Ever-appearing creation
07 4 - Sense and pure Soul
07 4 - Material knowledge illusive
07 4 - Rebukes helpful
07 5 - Spiritual concord
07 5 - Health from reliance on spirituality
07 5 - Belief in many gods
07 5 - Sensationless body
07 5 - Salutary sorrow


February 15,1903

Subject: 08

MIND.

1ooo



-- Golden Text --

Psalm 92:4,5

    4 For thou, Lord, hast made me glad
through thy work: I will triumph in
the works of thy hands.

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


Responsive Reading


Psalm 119:93-100,105-109,111

    93 I will never forget thy
precepts: for with them thou hast
quickened me.

    94 I am thine, save me; for I have
sought thy precepts.

    95 The wicked have waited for me to
destroy me: but I will consider thy
testimonies.

    96 I have seen an end of all
perfection: but thy commandment is
exceeding broad.

    97 O how love I thy law! it is my
meditation all the day.

    98 Thou through thy commandments
hast made me wiser than mine enemies:
for they are ever with me.

    99 I have more understanding than
all my teachers: for thy testimonies
are my meditation.

    100 I understand more than the
ancients, because I keep thy
precepts.

    105 Thy word is a lamp unto my
feet, and a light unto my path.

    106 I have sworn, and I will
perform it, that I will keep thy
righteous judgments.

    107 I am afflicted very much:
quicken me, O Lord, according unto
thy word.

    108 Accept, I beseech thee, the
freewill offerings of my mouth, O
Lord, and teach me thy judgments.

    109 My soul is continually in my
hand: yet do I not forget thy law.

    111 Thy testimonies have I taken as
an heritage for ever: for they are
the rejoicing of my heart.


Section 1


Nahum 1:7

    7 The Lord is good, a strong hold
in the day of trouble; and he knoweth
them that trust in him.

***
Amos 4:13

    13 For, lo, he that formeth the
mountains, and createth the wind, and
declareth unto man what is his
thought, that maketh the morning
darkness, and treadeth upon the high
places of the earth, The Lord, The
God of hosts, is his name.

***
Psalm 147:5

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

***
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.

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.

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.

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


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

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

  (- MORTAL MIND - Idolatry)


    (-21- The divine Ego)
    Mind is the I AM, or infinity. Mind never enters the finite. Intelligence never passes into non-intelligence, or matter. Good never enters into evil, the unlimited into the limited, the eternal into the temporal, nor the immortal into mortality. The divine Ego, or individuality, is reflected in all spiritual individuality from the infinitesimal to the infinite.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 109:4


    (Scientific evidence)
    Christian Science reveals incontrovertibly that Mind is All-in-all, that the only realities are the divine Mind and idea. This great fact is not, however, seen to be supported by sensible evidence, until its divine Principle is demonstrated by healing the sick and thus proved absolute and divine. This proof once seen, no other conclusion can be reached.


Section 2


Job 36:22

    22 Behold, God exalteth by his
power: who teacheth like him?

***
Psalm 32:8

    8 I will instruct thee and teach
thee in the way which thou shalt go:
I will guide thee with mine eye.

***
Isaiah 55:3

    3 Incline your ear, and come unto
me: hear, and your soul shall live;
and I will make an everlasting
covenant with you, even the sure
mercies of David.

***
John 6:45

    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.
John 5:39

    39 #Search the scriptures; for in
them ye think ye have eternal life:
and they are they which testify of
me.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 488:23-27

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


    (All faculties from Mind)
    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.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 128:14


    (Practical Science)
    A knowledge of the Science of being develops the latent abilities and possibilities of man. It extends the atmosphere of thought, giving mortals access to broader and higher realms. It raises the thinker into his native air of insight and perspicacity.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 89:18-20


    (Scientific improvisation)
    Mind is not necessarily dependent upon educational processes. It possesses of itself all beauty and poetry, and the power of expressing them.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 180:25


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

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


    (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."
    Though demonstrating his control over sin and disease, the great Teacher by no means relieved others from giving the requisite proofs of their own piety. He worked for their guidance, that they might demonstrate this power as he did and understand its divine Principle.


Section 3


Matthew 6:26,28,30-33

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

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

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

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

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

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

Matthew 15:32,34,36,37

    32 #Then Jesus called his disciples
unto him, and said, I have compassion
on the multitude, because they
continue with me now three days, and
have nothing to eat: and I will not
send them away fasting, lest they
faint in the way.

    34 And Jesus saith unto them, How
many loaves have ye? And they said,
Seven, and a few little fishes.

    36 And he took the seven loaves and
the fishes, and gave thanks, and
brake them, and gave to his
disciples, and the disciples to the
multitude.

    37 And they did all eat, and were
filled: and they took up of the
broken meat that was left seven
baskets full.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 530:5


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

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 427:23


    (Mortality vanquished)
    Immortal Mind, governing all, must be acknowledged as supreme in the physical realm, so-called, as well as in the spiritual.

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 62:20


    (The Mind creative)
    We must not attribute more and more intelligence to matter, but less and less, if we would be wise and healthy. The divine Mind, which forms the bud and blossom, will care for the human body, even as it clothes the lily; but let no mortal interfere with God's government by thrusting in the laws of erring, human concepts.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 531:10(begin The)


    (Higher hope) The human mind will sometime rise above all material and physical sense, exchanging it for spiritual perception, and exchanging human concepts for the divine consciousness. Then man will recognize his God-given dominion and being.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 206:15


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


Section 4


Exodus 19:5

    5 Now therefore, if ye will obey my
voice indeed, and keep my covenant,
then ye shall be a peculiar treasure
unto me above all people: for all the
earth is mine:

***
Job 22:21-23,26,27

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

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

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

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

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

***
Luke 11:9,10

    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.

***
Matthew 6:6

    6 But thou, when thou prayest,
enter into thy closet, and when thou
hast shut thy door, pray to thy
Father which is in secret; and thy
Father which seeth in secret shall
reward thee openly.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 15:7-11,25-30


    (Spiritual sanctuary) The Father in secret is unseen to the physical senses, but He knows all things and rewards according to motives, not according to speech. To enter into the heart of prayer, the door of the erring senses must be closed.
    (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.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 3:4,22-24

    (The spiritual mathematics)
    Who would stand before a blackboard, and pray the principle of mathematics to solve the problem? The rule is already established, and it is our task to work out the solution. Shall we ask the divine Principle of all goodness to do His own work? His work is done, and we have only to avail ourselves of God's rule in order to receive His blessing, which enables us to work out our own salvation.
    (Prayerful ingratitude)
    Are we really grateful for the good already received? Then we shall avail ourselves of the blessings we have, and thus be fitted to receive more.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 323:13


    (Need and supply)
    In order to apprehend more, we must put into practice what we already know. We must recollect that Truth is demonstrable when understood, and that good is not understood until demonstrated. If "faithful over a few things," we shall be made rulers over many; but the one unused talent decays and is lost. When the sick or the sinning awake to realize their need of what they have not, they will be receptive of divine Science, which gravitates towards Soul and away from material sense, removes thought from the body, and elevates even mortal mind to the contemplation of something better than disease or sin. 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.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 458:25-28,32-8


    (The panoply of wisdom)
    Neither is he a false accuser. The Christian Scientist wisely shapes his course, and is honest and consistent in following the leadings of divine Mind.
    (Advancement by sacrifice)
    Christianity causes men to turn naturally from matter to Spirit, as the flower turns from darkness to light. Man then appropriates those things which "eye hath not seen nor ear heard." Paul and John had a clear apprehension that, as mortal man achieves no worldly honors except by sacrifice, so he must gain heavenly riches by forsaking all worldliness. Then he will have nothing in common with the worldling's affections, motives, and aims.

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 5


Luke 4:14,33-36

    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.

    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.

***
John 14:12

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

***
Acts 9:32-35

    32 #And it came to pass, as Peter
passed throughout all quarters, he
came down also to the saints which
dwelt at Lydda.

    33 And there he found a certain man
named AEneas, which had kept his bed
eight years, and was sick of the
palsy.

    34 And Peter said unto him, AEneas,
Jesus Christ maketh thee whole:
arise, and make thy bed. And he arose
immediately.

    35 And all that dwelt at Lydda and
Saron saw him, and turned to the Lord.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 483:5

(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


    (True healing transcendent) We classify disease as error, which nothing but Truth or Mind can heal, and this Mind must be divine, not human. Mind transcends all other power, and will ultimately supersede all other means in healing. In order to heal by Science, you must not be ignorant of the moral and spiritual demands of Science nor disobey them. Moral ignorance or sin affects your demonstration, and hinders its approach to the standard in Christian Science.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 460:5


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

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 444:31-8

    (Conforming to explicit rules)
    The teacher must make clear to students the Science of healing, especially its ethics, - that all is Mind, and that the Scientist must conform to God's requirements. Also the teacher must thoroughly fit his students to defend themselves against sin, and to guard against the attacks of the would-be mental assassin, who attempts to kill morally and physically. No hypothesis as to the existence of another power should interpose a doubt or fear to hinder the demonstration of Christian Science.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 446:11-20

    (Exclusion of malpractice)
    Whoever practises the Science the author teaches, through which Mind pours light and healing upon this generation, can practise on no one from sinister or malicious motives without destroying his own power to heal and his own health. Good must dominate in the thoughts of the healer, or his demonstration is protracted, dangerous, and impossible in Science. A wrong motive involves defeat. In the Science of Mind-healing, it is imperative to be honest, for victory rests on the side of immutable right.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 52:23


    (Saviour's prediction)
    The highest earthly representative of God, speaking of human ability to reflect divine power, prophetically said to his disciples, speaking not for their day only but for all time: "He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also;" and "These signs shall follow them that believe."


Section 6


Psalm 119:130

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

***
John 8:28-32

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

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

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

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

    32 And ye shall know the truth, and
the truth shall make you free.

596:15 Chapter 17: Glossary
(URIM)

    The illuminations of Science give us a sense of the nothingness of error, and they show the spiritual inspiration of Love and Truth to be the only fit preparation for admission to the presence and power of the Most High.

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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 271:7,11,26-30


    (Prophetic ignorance)
    Jesus instructed his disciples whereby to heal the sick through Mind instead of matter. He knew that the philosophy, Science, and proof of Christianity were in Truth, casting out all inharmony.
    (Studious disciples)
    In Latin the word rendered disciple signifies student; and the word indicates that the power of healing was not a supernatural gift to those learners, but the result of their cultivated spiritual understanding of the divine Science, which their Master demonstrated by healing the sick and sinning. Hence the universal application of his saying: "Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me [understand me] through their word."
    (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.

Subheadings in this lesson

08 1 - Scientific foreknowing
08 1 - Scientific ultimatum
08 1 - Impossible coalescence
08 1 - -21- The divine Ego
08 1 - Scientific evidence
08 2 - All faculties from Mind
08 2 - Practical Science
08 2 - Scientific improvisation
08 2 - Wrong and right way
08 2 - Effective triumph
08 3 - Divine providence
08 3 - Mortality vanquished
08 3 - The Mind creative
08 3 - Higher hope
08 3 - Will-power unrighteous
08 4 - Spiritual sanctuary
08 4 - Trustworthy beneficence
08 4 - The spiritual mathematics
08 4 - Prayerful ingratitude
08 4 - Need and supply
08 4 - The panoply of wisdom
08 4 - Advancement by sacrifice
08 4 - Laws of nature spiritual
08 5 - True healing transcendent
08 5 - Ontology defined
08 5 - Conforming to explicit rules
08 5 - Exclusion of malpractice
08 5 - Saviour's prediction
08 6 - Spiritual ideas apprehended
08 6 - Prophetic ignorance
08 6 - Studious disciples
08 6 - Modern evangel


February 22,1903

Subject: 09

CHRIST JESUS.

ooo2



-- Golden Text --

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.


Responsive Reading


John 13:3-9,12-17

    3 Jesus knowing that the Father had
given all things into his hands, and
that he was come from God, and went
to God;

    4 He riseth from supper, and laid
aside his garments; and took a towel,
and girded himself.

    5 After that he poureth water into
a bason, and began to wash the
disciples' feet, and to wipe them
with the towel wherewith he was
girded.

    6 Then cometh he to Simon Peter:
and Peter saith unto him, Lord, dost
thou wash my feet?

    7 Jesus answered and said unto him,
What I do thou knowest not now; but
thou shalt know hereafter.

    8 Peter saith unto him, Thou shalt
never wash my feet. Jesus answered
him, If I wash thee not, thou hast no
part with me.

    9 Simon Peter saith unto him, Lord,
not my feet only, but also my hands
and my head.

    12 So after he had washed their
feet, and had taken his garments, and
was set down again, he said unto
them, Know ye what I have done to
you?

    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.

    16 Verily, verily, I say unto you,
The servant is not greater than his
lord; neither he that is sent greater
than he that sent him.

    17 If ye know these things, happy
are ye if ye do them.


Section 1


John 8:12

    12 #Then spake Jesus again unto
them, saying, I am the light of the
world: he that followeth me shall not
walk in darkness, but shall have the
light of life.
John 13:36

    36 #Simon Peter said unto him,
Lord, whither goest thou? Jesus
answered him, Whither I go, thou
canst not follow me now; but thou
shalt follow me afterwards.
John 14:5,6

    5 Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we
know not whither thou goest; and how
can we know the way?

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

***
Mark 8:34

    34 #And when he had called the
people unto him with his disciples
also, he said unto them, Whosoever
will come after me, let him deny
himself, and take up his cross, and
follow me.

***
I Peter 2:19,21

    19 For this is thankworthy, if a
man for conscience toward God endure
grief, suffering wrongfully.

    21 For even hereunto were ye
called: because Christ also suffered
for us, leaving us an example, that
ye should follow his steps:

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 138:17-22


    (New era in Jesus)
    Jesus established in the Christian era the precedent for all Christianity, theology, and healing. Christians are under as direct orders now, as they were then, to be Christlike, to possess the Christ-spirit, to follow the Christ-example, and to heal the sick as well as the sinning.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 242:30-32


    (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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 51:19-21


    (Example for our salvation)
    His consummate example was for the salvation of us all, but only through doing the works which he did and taught others to do.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 54:8-10

    (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.

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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 326:3-8


    (Loving God supremely)
    If we wish to follow Christ, Truth, it must be in the way of God's appointing. Jesus said, "He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also." He, who would reach the source and find the divine remedy for every ill, must not try to climb the hill of Science by some other road.


Section 2


Hebrews 1:1,2,4,5,8,9

    1 God, who at sundry times and in
divers manners spake in time past
unto the fathers by the prophets,

    2 Hath in these last days spoken
unto us by his Son, whom he hath
appointed heir of all things, by whom
also he made the worlds;

    4 Being made so much better than
the angels, as he hath by inheritance
obtained a more excellent name than
they.

    5 For unto which of the angels said
he at any time, Thou art my Son, this
day have I begotten thee? And again,
I will be to him a Father, and he
shall be to me a Son?

    8 But unto the Son he saith, Thy
throne, O God, is for ever and ever:
a sceptre of righteousness is the
sceptre of thy kingdom.

    9 Thou hast loved righteousness,
and hated iniquity; therefore God,
even thy God, hath anointed thee with
the oil of gladness above thy
fellows.
Hebrews 7:26

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

***
I John 2:29

    29 If ye know that he is righteous,
ye know that every one that doeth
righteousness is born of him.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 28:15


    (Misleading conceptions)
    Neither the origin, the character, nor the work of Jesus was generally understood. Not a single component part of his nature did the material world measure aright. Even his righteousness and purity did not hinder men from saying: He is a glutton and a friend of the impure, and Beelzebub is his patron.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 52:1-14

    (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.
    (Purity's rebuke)
    Their imperfections and impurity felt the ever-present rebuke of his perfection and purity. Hence the world's hatred of the just and perfect Jesus, and the prophet's foresight of the reception error would give him. "Despised and rejected of men," was Isaiah's graphic word concerning the coming Prince of Peace.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 53:32

    (Bearing our sins)
    Had he shared the sinful beliefs of others, he would have been less sensitive to those beliefs. Through the magnitude of his human life, he demonstrated the divine Life. Out of the amplitude of his pure affection, he defined Love. With the affluence of Truth, he vanquished error. The world acknowledged not his righteousness, seeing it not; but earth received the harmony his glorified example introduced.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 315:21


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


Section 3


Matthew 11:28-30

    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.

    30 For my yoke is easy, and my
burden is light.

***
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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 39:1


    (Mockery of truth)
    Meekly our Master met the mockery of his unrecognized grandeur. Such indignities as he received, his followers will endure until Christianity's last triumph. He won eternal honors. He overcame the world, the flesh, and all error, thus proving their nothingness. He wrought a full salvation from sin, sickness, and death. We need "Christ, and him crucified." We must have trials and self-denials, as well as joys and victories, until all error is destroyed.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 228:27


    (Priestly pride humbled)
    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.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 136:5


    (The Christ-mission)
    He claimed no intelligence, action, nor life separate from God. Despite the persecution this brought upon him, he used his divine power to save men both bodily and spiritually.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 33:18


    (The holy struggle)
    When the human element in him struggled with the divine, our great Teacher said: "Not my will, but Thine, be done!" - that is, Let not the flesh, but the Spirit, be represented in me. This is the new understanding of spiritual Love. It gives all for Christ, or Truth. It blesses its enemies, heals the sick, casts out error, raises the dead from trespasses and sins, and preaches the gospel to the poor, the meek in heart.


Section 4


John 2:13-17

    13 #And the Jews' passover was at
hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem,


    14 And found in the temple those
that sold oxen and sheep and doves,
and the changers of money sitting:

    15 And when he had made a scourge
of small cords, he drove them all out
of the temple, and the sheep, and the
oxen; and poured out the changers'
money, and overthrew the tables;

    16 And said unto them that sold
doves, Take these things hence; make
not my Father's house an house of
merchandise.

    17 And his disciples remembered
that it was written, The zeal of
thine house hath eaten me up.

***
Matthew 23:1-3,23-25

    1 Then spake Jesus to the
multitude, and to his disciples,

    2 Saying, The scribes and the
Pharisees sit in Moses' seat:

    3 All therefore whatsoever they bid
you observe, that observe and do; but
do not ye after their works: for they
say, and do not.

    23 Woe unto you, scribes and
Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay
tithe of mint and anise and cummin,
and have omitted the weightier
matters of the law, judgment, mercy,
and faith: these ought ye to have
done, and not to leave the other
undone.

    24 Ye blind guides, which strain at
a gnat, and swallow a camel.

    25 Woe unto you, scribes and
Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make
clean the outside of the cup and of
the platter, but within they are full
of extortion and excess.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 6:29-6


    (Divine severity)
    It is believed by many that a certain magistrate, who lived in the time of Jesus, left this record: "His rebuke is fearful." The strong language of our Master confirms this description.
    The only civil sentence which he had for error was, "Get thee behind me, Satan." Still stronger evidence that Jesus' reproof was pointed and pungent is found in his own words, - showing the necessity for such forcible utterance, when he cast out devils and healed the sick and sinning.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 570:30-12(to .)


    (Hidden ways of iniquity) Many are willing to open the eyes of the people to the power of good resident in divine Mind, but they are not so willing to point out the evil in human thought, and expose evil's hidden mental ways of accomplishing iniquity.
    (Christly warning)
    Why this backwardness, since exposure is necessary to ensure the avoidance of the evil? Because people like you better when you tell them their virtues than when you tell them their vices. It requires the spirit of our blessed Master to tell a man his faults, and so risk human displeasure for the sake of doing right and benefiting our race. Who is telling mankind of the foe in ambush? Is the informer one who sees the foe? If so, listen and be wise.

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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 332:11

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


    (-9- The Son of God)
    The Christ is incorporeal, spiritual, - yea, the divine image and likeness, dispelling the illusions of the senses; the Way, the Truth, and the Life, healing the sick and casting out evils, destroying sin, disease, and death. As Paul says: "There is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus." The corporeal man Jesus was human.


Section 5


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.

***
Ephesians 5:1,2

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

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

***
Matthew 20:27,28

    27 And whosoever will be chief
among you, let him be your servant:

    28 Even as the Son of man came not
to be ministered unto, but to
minister, and to give his life a
ransom for many.

***
Hebrews 13:12,13

    12 Wherefore Jesus also, that he
might sanctify the people with his
own blood, suffered without the gate.


    13 Let us go forth therefore unto
him without the camp, bearing his
reproach.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 568:30-32


    (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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 47:31-16


    (The traitor's conspiracy)
    During his night of gloom and glory in the garden, Jesus realized the utter error of a belief in any possible material intelligence. The pangs of neglect and the staves of bigoted ignorance smote him sorely. His students slept. He said unto them: "Could ye not watch with me one hour?" Could they not watch with him who, waiting and struggling in voiceless agony, held uncomplaining guard over a world? There was no response to that human yearning, and so Jesus turned forever away from earth to heaven, from sense to Soul.
    (Gethsemane glorified)
    Remembering the sweat of agony which fell in holy benediction on the grass of Gethsemane, shall the humblest or mightiest disciple murmur when he drinks from the same cup, and think, or even wish, to escape the exalting ordeal of sin's revenge on its destroyer? Truth and Love bestow few palms until the consummation of a life-work.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 20:14-32

    (Perfect example)
    Jesus bore our infirmities; he knew the error of mortal belief, and "with his stripes [the rejection of error] we are healed." "Despised and rejected of men," returning blessing for cursing, he taught mortals the opposite of themselves, even the nature of God; and when error felt the power of Truth, the scourge and the cross awaited the great Teacher. Yet he swerved not, well knowing that to obey the divine order and trust God, saves retracing and traversing anew the path from sin to holiness.
    (Behest of the cross)
    Material belief is slow to acknowledge what the spiritual fact implies. The truth is the centre of all religion. It commands sure entrance into the realm of Love. 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.


Section 6


John 20:10-17

    10 Then the disciples went away
again unto their own home.

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

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

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

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

    15 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why
weepest thou? whom seekest thou? She,
supposing him to be the gardener,
saith unto him, Sir, if thou have
borne him hence, tell me where thou
hast laid him, and I will take him
away.

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

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

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 44:5,28-10


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

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 45:16

    (The stone rolled away)
    Glory be to God, and peace to the struggling hearts! Christ hath rolled away the stone from the door of human hope and faith, and through the revelation and demonstration of life in God, hath elevated them to possible at-one-ment with the spiritual idea of man and his divine Principle, Love.

Subheadings in this lesson

09 1 - New era in Jesus
09 1 - Divided vestments
09 1 - Example for our salvation
09 1 - Inspiration of sacrifice
09 1 - The one real power
09 1 - Loving God supremely
09 2 - Misleading conceptions
09 2 - Master's business
09 2 - Purity's rebuke
09 2 - Bearing our sins
09 2 - Immaculate conception
09 3 - Mockery of truth
09 3 - Priestly pride humbled
09 3 - The Christ-mission
09 3 - The holy struggle
09 4 - Divine severity
09 4 - Hidden ways of iniquity
09 4 - Christly warning
09 4 - Temple cleansed
09 4 - -9- The Son of God
09 5 - Paean of jubilee
09 5 - The traitor's conspiracy
09 5 - Gethsemane glorified
09 5 - Perfect example
09 5 - Behest of the cross
09 6 - Jesus in the tomb
09 6 - Obstacles overcome
09 6 - Victory over the grave
09 6 - The stone rolled away


March 1,1903

Subject: 10

MAN.

oo2o



-- Golden Text --

Psalm 84:12

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


Responsive Reading


I Samuel 12:1-5,20-24

    1 And Samuel said unto all Israel,
Behold, I have hearkened unto your
voice in all that ye said unto me,
and have made a king over you.

    2 And now, behold, the king walketh
before you: and I am old and
grayheaded; and, behold, my sons are
with you: and I have walked before
you from my childhood unto this day.

    3 Behold, here I am: witness
against me before the Lord, and
before his anointed: whose ox have I
taken? or whose ass have I taken? or
whom have I defrauded? whom have I
oppressed? or of whose hand have I
received any bribe to blind mine eyes
therewith? and I will restore it you.


    4 And they said, Thou hast not
defrauded us, nor oppressed us,
neither hast thou taken ought of any
man's hand.

    5 And he said unto them, The Lord
is witness against you, and his
anointed is witness this day, that ye
have not found ought in my hand. And
they answered, He is witness.

    20 #And Samuel said unto the
people, Fear not: ye have done all
this wickedness: yet turn not aside
from following the Lord, but serve
the Lord with all your heart;

    21 And turn ye not aside: for then
should ye go after vain things, which
cannot profit nor deliver; for they
are vain.

    22 For the Lord will not forsake
his people for his great name's sake:
because it hath pleased the Lord to
make you his people.

    23 Moreover as for me, God forbid
that I should sin against the Lord in
ceasing to pray for you: but I will
teach you the good and the right way:


    24 Only fear the Lord, and serve
him in truth with all your heart: for
consider how great things he hath
done for you.


Section 1


Isaiah 43:1,15,21

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

    15 I am the Lord, your Holy One,
the creator of Israel, your King.

    21 This people have I formed for
myself; they shall shew forth my
praise.

***
Matthew 12:46-50

    46 #While he yet talked to the
people, behold, his mother and his
brethren stood without, desiring to
speak with him.

    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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 470:21-24

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


    (Indestructible relationship)
    God is the creator of man, and, the divine Principle of man remaining perfect, the divine idea or reflection, man, remains perfect. Man is the expression of God's being.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 294:25


    (Mythical pleasure) Man's genuine selfhood is recognizable only in what is good and true. Man is neither self-made nor made by mortals. God created man.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 307:25

    (Higher statutes)
    Truth has no beginning. The divine Mind is the Soul of man, and gives man dominion over all things. Man was not created from a material basis, nor bidden to obey material laws which Spirit never made; his province is in spiritual statutes, in the higher law of Mind.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 148:7-8,17


    (The man of anatomy and of theology)
    Neither anatomy nor theology has ever described man as created by Spirit, - as God's man.
    Anatomy and theology reject the divine Principle which produces harmonious man, and deal - the one wholly, the other primarily - with matter, calling that man which is not the counterpart, but the counterfeit, of God's man. Then theology tries to explain how to make this man a Christian, - how from this basis of division and discord to produce the concord and unity of Spirit and His likeness.

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


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


Section 2


II Corinthians 3:18

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

***
Colossians 3:9,10

    9 Lie not one to another, seeing
that ye have put off the old man with
his deeds;

    10 And have put on the new man,
which is renewed in knowledge after
the image of him that created him:

***
James 1:22-25

    22 But be ye doers of the word, and
not hearers only, deceiving your own
selves.

    23 For if any be a hearer of the
word, and not a doer, he is like unto
a man beholding his natural face in a
glass:

    24 For he beholdeth himself, and
goeth his way, and straightway
forgetteth what manner of man he was.


    25 But whoso looketh into the
perfect law of liberty, and
continueth therein, he being not a
forgetful hearer, but a doer of the
work, this man shall be blessed in
his deed.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 527:4


    (Garden of Eden)
    Man is God's reflection, needing no cultivation, but ever beautiful and complete.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 94:3


    (Scientific man)
    Man reflects infinite Truth, Life, and Love. The nature of man, thus understood, includes all that is implied by the terms "image" and "likeness" as used in Scripture. The truly Christian and scientific statement of personality and of the relation of man to God, with the demonstration which accompanied it, incensed the rabbis, and they said: "Crucify him, crucify him . . . by our law he ought to die, because he made himself the Son of God."

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 258:9


    (Infinity's reflection)
    Man is more than a material form with a mind inside, which must escape from its environments in order to be immortal. Man reflects infinity, and this reflection is the true idea of God.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 259:6

    (God's man discerned)
    In divine Science, man is the true image of God. The divine nature was best expressed in Christ Jesus, who threw upon mortals the truer reflection of God and lifted their lives higher than their poor thought-models would allow, - thoughts which presented man as fallen, sick, sinning, and dying. The Christlike understanding of scientific being and divine healing includes a perfect Principle and idea, - perfect God and perfect man, - as the basis of thought and demonstration.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 266:27

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


Section 3


Psalm 62:9

    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.

***
I John 3:8-10

    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.

    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.

    10 In this the children of God are
manifest, and the children of the
devil: whosoever doeth not
righteousness is not of God, neither
he that loveth not his brother.

***
John 8:44

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 285:11-14


    (The human counterfeit)
    The unreality of the claim that a mortal is the true image of God is illustrated by the opposite natures of Spirit and matter, Mind and body, for one is intelligence while the other is non-intelligence.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 257:32


    (Infinite physique impossible)
    Finite man cannot be the image and likeness of the infinite God. A mortal, corporeal, or finite conception of God cannot embrace the glories of limitless, incorporeal Life and Love. Hence the unsatisfied human craving for something better, higher, holier, than is afforded by a material belief in a physical God and man. The insufficiency of this belief to supply the true idea proves the falsity of material belief.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 282:28-31


    (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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 299:31

    (Old and new man)
    If man were solely a creature of the material senses, he would have no eternal Principle and would be mutable and mortal. Human logic is awry when it attempts to draw correct spiritual conclusions regarding life from matter. Finite sense has no true appreciation of infinite Principle, God, or of His infinite image or reflection, man. The mirage, which makes trees and cities seem to be where they are not, illustrates the illusion of material man, who cannot be the image of God.


Section 4


Psalm 32:2,8

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

    8 I will instruct thee and teach
thee in the way which thou shalt go:
I will guide thee with mine eye.
Psalm 67:4

    4 O let the nations be glad and
sing for joy: for thou shalt judge
the people righteously, and govern
the nations upon earth.

***
Isaiah 9:2,6,7

    2 The people that walked in
darkness have seen a great light:
they that dwell in the land of the
shadow of death, upon them hath the
light shined.

    6 For unto us a child is born, unto
us a son is given: and the government
shall be upon his shoulder: and his
name shall be called Wonderful,
Counsellor, The mighty God, The
everlasting Father, The Prince of
Peace.

    7 Of the increase of his government
and peace there shall be no end, upon
the throne of David, and upon his
kingdom, to order it, and to
establish it with judgment and with
justice from henceforth even for
ever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts
will perform this.

***
John 16:5,7,13

    5 But now I go my way to him that
sent me; and none of you asketh me,
Whither goest thou?

    7 Nevertheless I tell you the
truth; It is expedient for you that I
go away: for if I go not away, the
Comforter will not come unto you; but
if I depart, I will send him unto
you.

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

o4oo Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked - 106:7


    (Proper self-government)
    God has endowed man with inalienable rights, among which are self-government, reason, and conscience. Man is properly self-governed only when he is guided rightly and governed by his Maker, divine Truth and Love.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 83:16


    (Natural wonders)
    The belief that the universe, including man, is governed in general by material laws, but that occasionally Spirit sets aside these laws, - this belief belittles omnipotent wisdom, and gives to matter the precedence over Spirit.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 73:8

    (One government)
    The belief that one man, as spirit, can control another man, as matter, upsets both the individuality and the Science of man, for man is image. God controls man, and God is the only Spirit. Any other control or attraction of so-called spirit is a mortal belief, which ought to be known by its fruit, - the repetition of evil.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 125:16


    (Corporeal changes)
    Reflecting God's government, man is self-governed. When subordinate to the divine Spirit, man cannot be controlled by sin or death, thus proving our material theories about laws of health to be valueless.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 372:14-17


    (Veritable success)
    When man demonstrates Christian Science absolutely, he will be perfect. He can neither sin, suffer, be subject to matter, nor disobey the law of God. Therefore he will be as the angels in heaven.


Section 5


Psalm 112:4,6

    4 Unto the upright there ariseth
light in the darkness: he is
gracious, and full of compassion, and
righteous.

    6 Surely he shall not be moved for
ever: the righteous shall be in
everlasting remembrance.

***
John 3:35,36

    35 The Father loveth the Son, and
hath given all things into his hand.

    36 He that believeth on the Son
hath everlasting life: and he that
believeth not the Son shall not see
life; but the wrath of God abideth on
him.

***
II Timothy 1:8-10

    8 Be not thou therefore ashamed of
the testimony of our Lord, nor of me
his prisoner: but be thou partaker of
the afflictions of the gospel
according to the power of God;

    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:

***
I John 2:15-17

    15 Love not the world, neither the
things that are in the world. If any
man love the world, the love of the
Father is not in him.

    16 For all that is in the world,
the lust of the flesh, and the lust
of the eyes, and the pride of life,
is not of the Father, but is of the
world.

    17 And the world passeth away, and
the lust thereof: but he that doeth
the will of God abideth for ever.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 81:17-19,28


    (Mind's manifestations immortal)
    Man in the likeness of God as revealed in Science cannot help being immortal. Though the grass seemeth to wither and the flower to fade, they reappear.
    In Science, man's immortality depends upon that of God, good, and follows as a necessary consequence of the immortality of good.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 461:1-4


    (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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 476:28-5

(14) Question: What is man?
ADAM = That which is not the image and likeness of good, but a material belief, opposed to the one Mind, or Spirit.
Topic: Unreality


    (The kingdom within)
    When speaking of God's children, not the children of men, Jesus said, "The kingdom of God is within you;" that is, Truth and Love reign in the real man, showing that man in God's image is unfallen and eternal. Jesus beheld in Science the perfect man, who appeared to him where sinning mortal man appears to mortals. In this perfect man the Saviour saw God's own likeness, and this correct view of man healed the sick. Thus Jesus taught that the kingdom of God is intact, universal, and that man is pure and holy.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 246:1-16


    (Man reflects God)
    Man is not a pendulum, swinging between evil and good, joy and sorrow, sickness and health, life and death. Life and its faculties are not measured by calendars. The perfect and immortal are the eternal likeness of their Maker. Man is by no means a material germ rising from the imperfect and endeavoring to reach Spirit above his origin. The stream rises no higher than its source.
    The measurement of life by solar years robs youth and gives ugliness to age. The radiant sun of virtue and truth coexists with being. Manhood is its eternal noon, undimmed by a declining sun. As the physical and material, the transient sense of beauty fades, the radiance of Spirit should dawn upon the enraptured sense with bright and imperishable glories.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 545:31-3


    (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.


Section 6


Philipians 2:5,12,13

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

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

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

***
I Peter 5:6-10

    6 Humble yourselves therefore under
the mighty hand of God, that he may
exalt you in due time:

    7 Casting all your care upon him;
for he careth for you.

    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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 202:3-14


    (The uses of truth)
    The scientific unity which exists between God and man must be wrought out in life-practice, and God's will must be universally done.
    (Divine study)
    If men would bring to bear upon the study of the Science of Mind half the faith they bestow upon the so-called pains and pleasures of material sense, they would not go on from bad to worse, until disciplined by the prison and the scaffold; but the whole human family would be redeemed through the merits of Christ, - through the perception and acceptance of Truth. For this glorious result Christian Science lights the torch of spiritual understanding.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 316:3-7


    (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.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 3:12


    (The spiritual mathematics)
    The Divine Being must be reflected by man, - else man is not the image and likeness of the patient, tender, and true, the One "altogether lovely;" but to understand God is the work of eternity, and demands absolute consecration of thought, energy, and desire.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 442:19(begin When)-25


    (Christ the great physician) When Christ changes a belief of sin or of sickness into a better belief, then belief melts into spiritual understanding, and sin, disease, and death disappear. Christ, Truth, gives mortals temporary food and clothing until the material, transformed with the ideal, disappears, and man is clothed and fed spiritually.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 98:31-2


    (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.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 99:9(begin Truth)-Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism
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 calm, strong currents of true spirituality, the manifestations of which are health, purity, and self-immolation, must deepen human experience, until the beliefs of material existence are seen to be a bald imposition, and sin, disease, and death give everlasting place to the scientific demonstration of divine Spirit and to God's spiritual, perfect man.

Subheadings in this lesson

10 1 - Indestructible relationship
10 1 - Mythical pleasure
10 1 - Higher statutes
10 1 - The man of anatomy and of theology
10 1 - Fleshly ties temporal
10 2 - Garden of Eden
10 2 - Scientific man
10 2 - Infinity's reflection
10 2 - God's man discerned
10 2 - Beatific presence
10 3 - The human counterfeit
10 3 - Infinite physique impossible
10 3 - Truth is not inverted
10 3 - Old and new man
10 4 - Proper self-government
10 4 - Natural wonders
10 4 - One government
10 4 - Corporeal changes
10 4 - Veritable success
10 5 - Mind's manifestations immortal
10 5 - Proof by induction
10 5 - The kingdom within
10 5 - Man reflects God
10 5 - Mortality mythical
10 6 - The uses of truth
10 6 - Divine study
10 6 - Jesus as mediator
10 6 - The spiritual mathematics
10 6 - Christ the great physician
10 6 - Key to the kingdom


March 8,1903

Subject: 11

SUBSTANCE.

o2oo



-- Golden Text --

Hebrews 10:34

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


Responsive Reading


II Chronicles 32:1-3,6-8,21,22,27-29

    1 After these things, and the
establishment thereof, Sennacherib
king of Assyria came, and entered
into Judah, and encamped against the
fenced cities, and thought to win
them for himself.

    2 And when Hezekiah saw that
Sennacherib was come, and that he was
purposed to fight against Jerusalem,

    3 He took counsel with his princes
and his mighty men to stop the waters
of the fountains which were without
the city: and they did help him.

    6 And he set captains of war over
the people, and gathered them
together to him in the street of the
gate of the city, and spake
comfortably to them, saying,

    7 Be strong and courageous, be not
afraid nor dismayed for the king of
Assyria, nor for all the multitude
that is with him: for there be more
with us than with him:

    8 With him is an arm of flesh; but
with us is the Lord our God to help
us, and to fight our battles. And the
people rested themselves upon the
words of Hezekiah king of Judah.

    21 #And the Lord sent an angel,
which cut off all the mighty men of
valour, and the leaders and captains
in the camp of the king of Assyria.
So he returned with shame of face to
his own land. And when he was come
into the house of his god, they that
came forth of his own bowels slew him
there with the sword.

    22 Thus the Lord saved Hezekiah and
the inhabitants of Jerusalem from the
hand of Sennacherib the king of
Assyria, and from the hand of all
other, and guided them on every side.


    27 #And Hezekiah had exceeding much
riches and honour: and he made
himself treasuries for silver, and
for gold, and for precious stones,
and for spices, and for shields, and
for all manner of pleasant jewels;

    28 Storehouses also for the
increase of corn, and wine, and oil;
and stalls for all manner of beasts,
and cotes for flocks.

    29 Moreover he provided him cities,
and possessions of flocks and herds
in abundance: for God had given him
substance very much.


Section 1


Isaiah 44:6-8

    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.

    8 Fear ye not, neither be afraid:
have not I told thee from that time,
and have declared it? ye are even my
witnesses. Is there a God beside me?
yea, there is no God; I know not any.

Isaiah 45:1-3

    1 Thus saith the Lord to his
anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand
I have holden, to subdue nations
before him; and I will loose the
loins of kings, to open before him
the two leaved gates; and the gates
shall not be shut;

    2 I will go before thee, and make
the crooked places straight: I will
break in pieces the gates of brass,
and cut in sunder the bars of iron:

    3 And I will give thee the
treasures of darkness, and hidden
riches of secret places, that thou
mayest know that I, the Lord, which
call thee by thy name, am the God of
Israel.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 330:11-15

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


    (-1- The deific supremacy)
    I. God is infinite, the only Life, substance, Spirit, or Soul, the only intelligence of the universe, including man. Eye hath neither seen God nor His image and likeness. Neither God nor the perfect man can be discerned by the material senses.

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

  (- MORTAL MIND - The subjective states of error)

    (-18- The only substance)
    Spirit is the only substance, the invisible and indivisible infinite God. Things spiritual and eternal are substantial. Things material and temporal are insubstantial.

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 - 284:21


    (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. Even the more subtile and misnamed material elements are beyond the cognizance of these senses, and are known only by the effects commonly attributed to them.

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

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


Section 2


John 2:18-22

    18 #Then answered the Jews and said
unto him, What sign shewest thou unto
us, seeing that thou doest these
things?

    19 Jesus answered and said unto
them, Destroy this temple, and in
three days I will raise it up.

    20 Then said the Jews, Forty and
six years was this temple in
building, and wilt thou rear it up in
three days?

    21 But he spake of the temple of
his body.

    22 When therefore he was risen from
the dead, his disciples remembered
that he had said this unto them; and
they believed the scripture, and the
word which Jesus had said.

***
Mark 16:9-11,14

    9 #Now when Jesus was risen early
the first day of the week, he
appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out
of whom he had cast seven devils.

    10 And she went and told them that
had been with him, as they mourned and
wept.

    11 And they, when they had heard
that he was alive, and had been seen
of her, believed not.

    14 #Afterward he appeared unto the
eleven as they sat at meat, and
upbraided them with their unbelief
and hardness of heart, because they
believed not them which had seen him
after he was risen.

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


    (Living temple)
    That Life is God, Jesus proved by his reappearance after the crucifixion in strict accordance with his scientific statement: "Destroy this temple [body], and in three days I [Spirit] will raise it up." It is as if he had said: The I - the Life, substance, and intelligence of the universe - is not in matter to be destroyed.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 311:28


    (Soul impeccable)
    Matter, sin, and mortality lose all supposed consciousness or claim to life or existence, as mortals lay off a false sense of life, substance, and intelligence. But the spiritual, eternal man is not touched by these phases of mortality.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 313:23-24,30-12

    (Jesus the Scientist)
    Jesus of Nazareth was the most scientific man that ever trod the globe.
    To show that the substance of himself was Spirit and the body no more perfect because of death and no less material until the ascension (his further spiritual exaltation), Jesus waited until the mortal or fleshly sense had relinquished the belief of substance-matter, and spiritual sense had quenched all earthly yearnings. Thus he found the eternal Ego, and proved that he and the Father were inseparable as God and His reflection or spiritual man. Our Master gained the solution of being, demonstrating the existence of but one Mind without a second or equal.
    (The bodily resurrection)
    The Jews, who sought to kill this man of God, showed plainly that their material views were the parents of their wicked deeds.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 314:16

    To such materialists, the real man seemed a spectre, unseen and unfamiliar, and the body, which they laid in a sepulchre, seemed to be substance. This materialism lost sight of the true Jesus; but the faithful Mary saw him, and he presented to her, more than ever before, the true idea of Life and substance.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 43:28


    (Divine victory) 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.


Section 3


Psalm 71:22

    22 I will also praise thee with the
psaltery, even thy truth, O my God:
unto thee will I sing with the harp,
O thou Holy One of Israel.

***
Zechariah 8:3,7,8

    3 Thus saith the Lord; I am
returned unto Zion, and will dwell in
the midst of Jerusalem: and Jerusalem
shall be called a city of truth; and
the mountain of the Lord of hosts the
holy mountain.

    7 Thus saith the Lord of hosts;
Behold, I will save my people from
the east country, and from the west
country;

    8 And I will bring them, and they
shall dwell in the midst of
Jerusalem: and they shall be my
people, and I will be their God, in
truth and in righteousness.

***
John 17:1,6,17,19

    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.

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

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

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 468:18

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


    (Spiritual synonyms)
    Truth, Life, and Love are substance, as the Scriptures use this word in Hebrews: "The substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." Spirit, the synonym of Mind, Soul, or God, is the only real substance. The spiritual universe, including individual man, is a compound idea, reflecting the divine substance of Spirit.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 299:24


    (Knowledge and Truth)
    Truth never destroys God's idea. Truth is spiritual, eternal substance, which cannot destroy the right reflection. Corporeal sense, or error, may seem to hide Truth, health, harmony, and Science, as the mist obscures the sun or the mountain; but Science, the sunshine of Truth, will melt away the shadow and reveal the celestial peaks.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 565:13-22


    (The conflict with purity)
    The impersonation of the spiritual idea had a brief history in the earthly life of our Master; but "of his kingdom there shall be no end," for Christ, God's idea, will eventually rule all nations and peoples - imperatively, absolutely, finally - with divine Science. This immaculate idea, represented first by man and, according to the Revelator, last by woman, will baptize with fire; and the fiery baptism will burn up the chaff of error with the fervent heat of Truth and Love, melting and purifying even the gold of human character.


Section 4


Romans 8:35-39

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

    36 As it is written, For thy sake
we are killed all the day long; we
are accounted as sheep for the
slaughter.

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

    38 For I am persuaded, that neither
death, nor life, nor angels, nor
principalities, nor powers, nor
things present, nor things to come,

    39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any
other creature, shall be able to
separate us from the love of God,
which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 241:19-21


    (Spirit transforms)
    The substance of all devotion is the reflection and demonstration of divine Love, healing sickness and destroying sin.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 326:8


    (Loving God supremely)
    All nature teaches God's love to man, but man cannot love God supremely and set his whole affections on spiritual things, while loving the material or trusting in it more than in the spiritual.

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

    (Man inseparable from Love)
    It is ignorance and false belief, based on a material sense of things, which hide spiritual beauty and goodness. Understanding this, Paul said: "Neither death, nor life, . . . nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God." This is the doctrine of Christian Science: that divine Love cannot be deprived of its manifestation, or object; that joy cannot be turned into sorrow, for sorrow is not the master of joy; that good can never produce evil; that matter can never produce mind nor life result in death.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 516:12-19


    (Love imparts beauty)
    Love, redolent with unselfishness, bathes all in beauty and light. The grass beneath our feet silently exclaims, "The meek shall inherit the earth." The modest arbutus sends her sweet breath to heaven. The great rock gives shadow and shelter. The sunlight glints from the church-dome, glances into the prison-cell, glides into the sick-chamber, brightens the flower, beautifies the landscape, blesses the earth.


Section 5


Hosea 12:8

    8 And Ephraim said, Yet I am become
rich, I have found me out substance:
in all my labours they shall find
none iniquity in me that were sin.
Hosea 13:1-3

    1 When Ephraim spake trembling, he
exalted himself in Israel; but when he
offended in Baal, he died.

    2 And now they sin more and more,
and have made them molten images of
their silver, and idols according to
their own understanding, all of it
the work of the craftsmen: they say
of them, Let the men that sacrifice
kiss the calves.

    3 Therefore they shall be as the
morning cloud, and as the early dew
that passeth away, as the chaff that
is driven with the whirlwind out of
the floor, and as the smoke out of
the chimney.

***
Luke 12:13-15,29-31

    13 #And one of the company said
unto him, Master, speak to my
brother, that he divide the
inheritance with me.

    14 And he said unto him, Man, who
made me a judge or a divider over
you?

    15 And he said unto them, Take
heed, and beware of covetousness: for
a man's life consisteth not in the
abundance of the things which he
possesseth.

    29 And seek not ye what ye shall
eat, or what ye shall drink, neither
be ye of doubtful mind.

    30 For all these things do the
nations of the world seek after: and
your Father knoweth that ye have need
of these things.

    31 #But rather seek ye the kingdom
of God; and all these things shall be
added unto you.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 278:12,30-3


    (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.
    (Substance is Spirit)
    Matter, with its mortality, cannot be substantial if Spirit is substantial and eternal. Which ought to be substance to us, - the erring, changing, and dying, the mutable and mortal, or the unerring, immutable, and immortal?

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 292:13

    (Primitive error)
    Matter is the primitive belief of mortal mind, because this so-called mind has no cognizance of Spirit. To mortal mind, matter is substantial, and evil is real. The so-called senses of mortals are material. Hence the so-called life of mortals is dependent on matter.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 369:5


    (Man's entity)
    In proportion as matter loses to human sense all entity as man, in that proportion does man become its master. He enters into a diviner sense of the facts, and comprehends the theology of Jesus as demonstrated in healing the sick, raising the dead, and walking over the wave. All these deeds manifested Jesus' control over the belief that matter is substance, that it can be the arbiter of life or the constructor of any form of existence.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 312:1


    (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.


Section 6


Psalm 8:1,3-6

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


    3 When I consider thy heavens, the
work of thy fingers, the moon and the
stars, which thou hast ordained;

    4 What is man, that thou art
mindful of him? and the son of man,
that thou visitest him?

    5 For thou hast made him a little
lower than the angels, and hast
crowned him with glory and honour.

    6 Thou madest him to have dominion
over the works of thy hands: thou hast
put all things under his feet:
Psalm 84:12

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

***
II Thessalonians 1:11,12

    11 Wherefore also we pray always
for you, that our God would count you
worthy of this calling, and fulfil
all the good pleasure of his
goodness, and the work of faith with
power:

    12 That the name of our Lord Jesus
Christ may be glorified in you, and ye
in him, according to the grace of our
God and the Lord Jesus Christ.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 300:28-16


    (The divine reflection)
    The universe reflects and expresses the divine substance or Mind; therefore God is seen only in the spiritual universe and spiritual man, as the sun is seen in the ray of light which goes out from it. God is revealed only in that which reflects Life, Truth, Love, - yea, which manifests God's attributes and power, even as the human likeness thrown upon the mirror, repeats the color, form, and action of the person in front of the mirror.
    Few persons comprehend what Christian Science means by the word reflection. To himself, mortal and material man seems to be substance, but his sense of substance involves error and therefore is material, temporal.
    On the other hand, the immortal, spiritual man is really substantial, and reflects the eternal substance, or Spirit, which mortals hope for. He reflects the divine, which constitutes the only real and eternal entity. This reflection seems to mortal sense transcendental, because the spiritual man's substantiality transcends mortal vision and is revealed only through divine Science.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 302:14-18

    (Definition of man)
    Continuing our definition of man, let us remember that harmonious and immortal man has existed forever, and is always beyond and above the mortal illusion of any life, substance, and intelligence as existent in matter.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 259:1


    (God's man discerned)
    Man is not absorbed in Deity, and man cannot lose his individuality, for he reflects eternal Life; nor is he an isolated, solitary idea, for he represents infinite Mind, the sum of all substance.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 285:2


    (Our physical insensibility to Spirit)
    Man's individuality is not material. 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

11 1 - -1- The deific supremacy
11 1 - -18- The only substance
11 1 - Substance spiritual
11 1 - Our physical insensibility to Spirit
11 1 - Inverted images and ideas
11 2 - Living temple
11 2 - Soul impeccable
11 2 - Jesus the Scientist
11 2 - The bodily resurrection
11 2 - Divine victory
11 3 - Spiritual synonyms
11 3 - Knowledge and Truth
11 3 - The conflict with purity
11 4 - Spirit transforms
11 4 - Loving God supremely
11 4 - Man inseparable from Love
11 4 - Love imparts beauty
11 5 - One cause supreme
11 5 - Substance is Spirit
11 5 - Primitive error
11 5 - Man's entity
11 5 - Sense-dreams
11 6 - The divine reflection
11 6 - Definition of man
11 6 - God's man discerned
11 6 - Our physical insensibility to Spirit


March 15,1903

Subject: 12

MATTER.

2ooo



-- Golden Text --

Acts 10:34,35

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

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


Responsive Reading


Malachi 1:6-13

    6 #A son honoureth his father, and
a servant his master: if then I be a
father, where is mine honour? and if
I be a master, where is my fear?
saith the Lord of hosts unto you, O
priests, that despise my name. And ye
say, Wherein have we despised thy
name?

    7 Ye offer polluted bread upon mine
altar; and ye say, Wherein have we
polluted thee? In that ye say, The
table of the Lord is contemptible.

    8 And if ye offer the blind for
sacrifice, is it not evil? and if ye
offer the lame and sick, is it not
evil? offer it now unto thy governor;
will he be pleased with thee, or
accept thy person? saith the Lord of
hosts.

    9 And now, I pray you, beseech God
that he will be gracious unto us: this
hath been by your means: will he
regard your persons? saith the Lord
of hosts.

    10 Who is there even among you that
would shut the doors for nought?
neither do ye kindle fire on mine
altar for nought. I have no pleasure
in you, saith the Lord of hosts,
neither will I accept an offering at
your hand.

    11 For from the rising of the sun
even unto the going down of the same
my name shall be great among the
Gentiles; and in every place incense
shall be offered unto my name, and a
pure offering: for my name shall be
great among the heathen, saith the
Lord of hosts.

    12 #But ye have profaned it, in
that ye say, The table of the Lord is
polluted; and the fruit thereof, even
his meat, is contemptible.

    13 Ye said also, Behold, what a
weariness is it! and ye have snuffed
at it, saith the Lord of hosts; and
ye brought that which was torn, and
the lame, and the sick; thus ye
brought an offering: should I accept
this of your hand? saith the Lord.


Section 1


Genesis 2:6,7,9,19

    6 But there went up a mist from the
earth, and watered the whole face of
the ground.

    7 And the Lord God formed man of
the dust of the ground, and breathed
into his nostrils the breath of life;
and man became a living soul.

    9 And out of the ground made the
Lord God to grow every tree that is
pleasant to the sight, and good for
food; the tree of life also in the
midst of the garden, and the tree of
knowledge of good and evil.

    19 And out of the ground the Lord
God formed every beast of the field,
and every fowl of the air; and
brought them unto Adam to see what he
would call them: and whatsoever Adam
called every living creature, that
was the name thereof.

***
Job 10:2,9

    2 I will say unto God, Do not
condemn me; shew me wherefore thou
contendest with me.

    9 Remember, I beseech thee, that
thou hast made me as the clay; and
wilt thou bring me into dust again?

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 523:7


    (Mist, or false claim)
    The creations of matter arise from a mist or false claim, or from mystification, and not from the firmament, or understanding, which God erects between the true and false. In error everything comes from beneath, not from above. All is material myth, instead of the reflection of Spirit.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 527:30

    (Creation's counterfeit)
    Was it requisite for the formation of man that dust should become sentient, when all being is the reflection of the eternal Mind, and the record declares that God has already created man, both male and female? That Adam gave the name and nature of animals, is solely mythological and material. It cannot be true that man was ordered to create man anew in partnership with God; this supposition was a dream, a myth.

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.


Section 2


Genesis 4:3-5,8

    3 And in process of time it came to
pass, that Cain brought of the fruit
of the ground an offering unto the
Lord.

    4 And Abel, he also brought of the
firstlings of his flock and of the fat
thereof. And the Lord had respect
unto Abel and to his offering:

    5 But unto Cain and to his offering
he had not respect. And Cain was very
wroth, and his countenance fell.

    8 And Cain talked with Abel his
brother: and it came to pass, when
they were in the field, that Cain
rose up against Abel his brother, and
slew him.

***
Deuteronomy 22:9

    9 #Thou shalt not sow thy vineyard
with divers seeds: lest the fruit of
thy seed which thou hast sown, and
the fruit of thy vineyard, be
defiled.

***
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.

***
Matthew 5:23,24

    23 Therefore if thou bring thy gift
to the altar, and there rememberest
that thy brother hath ought against
thee;

    24 Leave there thy gift before the
altar, and go thy way; first be
reconciled to thy brother, and then
come and offer thy gift.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 167:17-24


    (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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 540:28


    (Spiritual and material)
    Cain is the type of mortal and material man, conceived in sin and "shapen in iniquity;" he is not the type of Truth and Love. Material in origin and sense, he brings a material offering to God. Abel takes his offering from the firstlings of the flock. A lamb is a more animate form of existence, and more nearly resembles a mind-offering than does Cain's fruit. Jealous of his brother's gift, Cain seeks Abel's life, instead of making his own gift a higher tribute to the Most High.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 541:9,16

    Had God more respect for the homage bestowed through a gentle animal than for the worship expressed by Cain's fruit? No; but the lamb was a more spiritual type of even the human concept of Love than the herbs of the ground could be.
    The erroneous belief that life, substance, and intelligence can be material ruptures the life and brotherhood of man at the very outset.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 89:25


    (Divine origination)
    Matter is neither intelligent nor creative. The tree is not the author of itself. Sound is not the originator of music, and man is not the father of man. Cain very naturally concluded that if life was in the body, and man gave it, man had the right to take it away. This incident shows that the belief of life in matter was "a murderer from the beginning."

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 12:27-29


    (Love impartial and universal)
    Does Deity interpose in behalf of one worshipper, and not help another who offers the same measure of prayer?

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 8:14-18

    (Aspiration and love)
    If we feel the aspiration, humility, gratitude, and love which our words express, - this God accepts; and it is wise not to try to deceive ourselves or others, for "there is nothing covered that shall not be revealed."


Section 3


Proverbs 21:27

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

***
Titus 1:15

    15 Unto the pure all things are
pure: but unto them that are defiled
and unbelieving is nothing pure; but
even their mind and conscience is
defiled.

***
Job 5:6,7

    6 Although affliction cometh not
forth of the dust, neither doth
trouble spring out of the ground;

    7 Yet man is born unto trouble, as
the sparks fly upward.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 293:6


    (Elementary electricity)
    Matter and mortal mind are but different strata of human belief. The grosser substratum is named matter or body; the more ethereal is called mind. This so-called mind and body is the illusion called a mortal, a mind in matter. In reality and in Science, both strata, mortal mind and mortal body, are false representatives of man.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 181:5


    (The important decision)
    Can matter speak for itself, or does it hold the issues of life?" Matter, which can neither suffer nor enjoy, has no partnership with pain and pleasure, but mortal belief has such a partnership.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 177:8

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

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 178:18

    (Animal magnetism destroyed)
    Mortal mind, acting from the basis of sensation in matter, is animal magnetism; but this so-called mind, from which comes all evil, contradicts itself, and must finally yield to the eternal Truth, or the divine Mind, expressed in Science. In proportion to our understanding of Christian Science, we are freed from the belief of heredity, of mind in matter or animal magnetism; and we disarm sin of its imaginary power in proportion to our spiritual understanding of the status of immortal being.


Section 4


John 8:40-43,47

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

    41 Ye do the deeds of your father.
Then said they to him, We be not born
of fornication; we have one Father,
even God.

    42 Jesus said unto them, If God
were your Father, ye would love me:
for I proceeded forth and came from
God; neither came I of myself, but he
sent me.

    43 Why do ye not understand my
speech? even because ye cannot hear
my word.

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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 544:13-17


    (First evil suggestion)
    In Science, Mind neither produces matter nor does matter produce mind. No mortal mind has the might or right or wisdom to create or to destroy. All is under the control of the one Mind, even God.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 29:14-24


    (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.
    (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.

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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 491:11

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


    (Man linked with Spirit)
    Matter cannot connect mortals with the true origin and facts of being, in which all must end. It is only by acknowledging the supremacy of Spirit, which annuls the claims of matter, that mortals can lay off mortality and find the indissoluble spiritual link which establishes man forever in the divine likeness, inseparable from his creator.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 205:7


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


Section 5


Matthew 16:24,25

    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.

    25 For whosoever will save his life
shall lose it: and whosoever will
lose his life for my sake shall find
it.

***
Titus 2:11-14

    11 For the grace of God that
bringeth salvation hath appeared to
all men,

    12 Teaching us that, denying
ungodliness and worldly lusts, we
should live soberly, righteously, and
godly, in this present world;

    13 Looking for that blessed hope,
and the glorious appearing of the
great God and our Saviour Jesus
Christ;

    14 Who gave himself for us, that he
might redeem us from all iniquity,
and purify unto himself a peculiar
people, zealous of good works.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 91:17


    (Man's genuine being)
    The denial of material selfhood aids the discernment of man's spiritual and eternal individuality, and destroys the erroneous knowledge gained from matter or through what are termed the material senses.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 242:6


    (Spiritual baptism) Denial of the claims of matter is a great step towards the joys of Spirit, towards human freedom and the final triumph over the body.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 368:29(begin Deny)


    (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.


Section 6


Luke 7:28-30

    28 For I say unto you, Among those
that are born of women there is not a
greater prophet than John the
Baptist: but he that is least in the
kingdom of God is greater than he.

    29 And all the people that heard
him, and the publicans, justified
God, being baptized with the baptism
of John.

    30 But the Pharisees and lawyers
rejected the counsel of God against
themselves, being not baptized of
him.
Luke 11:44-46

    44 Woe unto you, scribes and
Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are as
graves which appear not, and the men
that walk over them are not aware of
them.

    45 #Then answered one of the
lawyers, and said unto him, Master,
thus saying thou reproachest us also.


    46 And he said, Woe unto you also,
ye lawyers! for ye lade men with
burdens grievous to be borne, and ye
yourselves touch not the burdens with
one of your fingers.

***
John 7:19,23

    19 Did not Moses give you the law,
and yet none of you keepeth the law?
Why go ye about to kill me?

    23 If a man on the sabbath day
receive circumcision, that the law of
Moses should not be broken; are ye
angry at me, because I have made a
man every whit whole on the sabbath
day?

***
Romans 2:23,24

    23 Thou that makest thy boast of
the law, through breaking the law
dishonourest thou God?

    24 For the name of God is
blasphemed among the Gentiles through
you, as it is written.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 349:3-10


    (Law and gospel)
    As Paul asked of the unfaithful in ancient days, so the rabbis of the present day ask concerning our healing and teaching, "Through breaking the law, dishonorest thou God?" We have the gospel, however, and our Master annulled material law by healing contrary to it. We propose to follow the Master's example. We should subordinate material law to spiritual law.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 380:32


    (Ignorance of our rights)
    Every law of matter or the body, supposed to govern man, is rendered null and void by the law of Life, God. Ignorant of our God-given rights, we submit to unjust decrees, and the bias of education enforces this slavery. Be no more willing to suffer the illusion that you are sick or that some disease is developing in the system, than you are to yield to a sinful temptation on the ground that sin has its necessities.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 328:20


    (Promise perpetual)
    Understanding spiritual law and knowing that there is no material law, Jesus said: "These signs shall follow them that believe, . . . they shall take up serpents, and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them. They shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover." It were well had Christendom believed and obeyed this sacred saying.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 381:27


    (God-given dominion) Let us banish sickness as an outlaw, and abide by the rule of perpetual harmony, - God's law. It is man's moral right to annul an unjust sentence, a sentence never inflicted by divine authority.


Section 7


Mark 13:1,2

    1 And as he went out of the
temple, one of his disciples saith
unto him, Master, see what manner of
stones and what buildings are here!

    2 And Jesus answering said unto
him, Seest thou these great
buildings? there shall not be left
one stone upon another, that shall
not be thrown down.

***
Luke 19:41-44

    41 #And when he was come near, he
beheld the city, and wept over it,

    42 Saying, If thou hadst known,
even thou, at least in this thy day,
the things which belong unto thy
peace! but now they are hid from
thine eyes.

    43 For the days shall come upon
thee, that thine enemies shall cast a
trench about thee, and compass thee
round, and keep thee in on every
side,

    44 And shall lay thee even with the
ground, and thy children within thee;
and they shall not leave in thee one
stone upon another; because thou
knewest not the time of thy
visitation.

***
Matthew 6:19,20

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

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 279:6


    (Material mortality)
    The doom of matter establishes the conclusion that matter, slime, or protoplasm never originated in the immortal Mind, and is therefore not eternal. Matter is neither created by Mind nor for the manifestation and support of Mind.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 263:32


    (Mind's true camera)
    The fading forms of matter, the mortal body and material earth, are the fleeting concepts of the human mind. They have their day before the permanent facts and their perfection in Spirit appear. The crude creations of mortal thought must finally give place to the glorious forms which we sometimes behold in the camera of divine Mind, when the mental picture is spiritual and eternal. Mortals must look beyond fading, finite forms, if they would gain the true sense of things. Where shall the gaze rest but in the unsearchable realm of Mind? We must look where we would walk, and we must act as possessing all power from Him in whom we have our being.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 265:5

    (Godward gravitation)
    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.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 266:24-27

    (Beatific presence)
    Mortals must follow Jesus' sayings and his demonstrations, which dominate the flesh. Perfect and infinite Mind enthroned is heaven. The evil beliefs which originate in mortals are hell.

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.

Subheadings in this lesson

12 1 - Mist, or false claim
12 1 - Creation's counterfeit
12 1 - Material error
12 2 - The two masters
12 2 - Halfway success
12 2 - Spiritual and material
12 2 - Divine origination
12 2 - Love impartial and universal
12 2 - Aspiration and love
12 3 - Elementary electricity
12 3 - The important decision
12 3 - Mental and physical oneness
12 3 - Animal magnetism destroyed
12 4 - First evil suggestion
12 4 - The Fatherhood of God
12 4 - Spiritual conception
12 4 - Causation considered
12 4 - Man linked with Spirit
12 4 - Creation perfect
12 5 - Man's genuine being
12 5 - Spiritual baptism
12 5 - Life independent of matter
12 6 - Law and gospel
12 6 - Ignorance of our rights
12 6 - Promise perpetual
12 6 - God-given dominion
12 7 - Material mortality
12 7 - Mind's true camera
12 7 - Godward gravitation
12 7 - Beatific presence
12 7 - The infinitude of God


March 22,1903

Subject: 13

REALITY.

ooo2



-- Golden Text --

Jeremiah 15:19

    19 #Therefore thus saith the Lord,
If thou return, then will I bring thee
again, and thou shalt stand before
me: and if thou take forth the
precious from the vile, thou shalt be
as my mouth: let them return unto
thee; but return not thou unto them.


Responsive Reading


Lamentations 3:22-26,37-41,55-58

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

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

    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.

    26 It is good that a man should
both hope and quietly wait for the
salvation of the Lord.

    37 #Who is he that saith, and it
cometh to pass, when the Lord
commandeth it not?

    38 Out of the mouth of the most
High proceedeth not evil and good?

    39 Wherefore doth a living man
complain, a man for the punishment of
his sins?

    40 Let us search and try our ways,
and turn again to the Lord.

    41 Let us lift up our heart with
our hands unto God in the heavens.

    55 I called upon thy name, O Lord,
out of the low dungeon.

    56 Thou hast heard my voice: hide
not thine ear at my breathing, at my
cry.

    57 Thou drewest near in the day
that I called upon thee: thou saidst,
Fear not.

    58 O Lord, thou hast pleaded the
causes of my soul; thou hast redeemed
my life.


Section 1


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 Corinthians 4:15-18

    15 For all things are for your
sakes, that the abundant grace might
through the thanksgiving of many
redound to the glory of God.

    16 For which cause we faint not;
but though our outward man perish,
yet the inward man is renewed day by
day.

    17 For our light affliction, which
is but for a moment, worketh for us a
far more exceeding and eternal weight
of glory;

    18 While we look not at the things
which are seen, but at the things
which are not seen: for the things
which are seen are temporal; but the
things which are not seen are
eternal.

***
Romans 8:24,25

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

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

***
Hebrews 11:1

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 335:27-28

  (- MORTAL MIND - Material senses)


    (-20- The one divine Mind) Reality is spiritual, harmonious, immutable, immortal, divine, eternal.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 207:27-31


    (One primal cause)
    The spiritual reality is the scientific fact in all things. The spiritual fact, repeated in the action of man and the whole universe, is harmonious and is the ideal of Truth. Spiritual facts are not inverted; the opposite discord, which bears no resemblance to spirituality, is not real.

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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 546:24


    (Dawning of spiritual facts) The great spiritual facts of being, like rays of light, shine in the darkness, though the darkness, comprehending them not, may deny their reality. The proof that the system stated in this book is Christianly scientific resides in the good this system accomplishes, for it cures on a divine demonstrable Principle which all may understand.

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.


Section 2


Titus 1:1,2,4

    1 Paul, a servant of God, and an
apostle of Jesus Christ, according to
the faith of God's elect, and the
acknowledging of the truth which is
after godliness;

    2 In hope of eternal life, which
God, that cannot lie, promised before
the world began;

    4 To Titus, mine own son after the
common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace,
from God the Father and the Lord
Jesus Christ our Saviour.

***
I Timothy 6:12

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

***
Romans 6:23

    23 For the wages of sin is death;
but the gift of God is eternal life
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

***
John 17:1-3,5

    1 These words spake Jesus, and
lifted up his eyes to heaven, and
said, Father, the hour is come;
glorify thy Son, that thy Son also
may glorify thee:

    2 As thou hast given him power over
all flesh, that he should give
eternal life to as many as thou hast
given him.

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

    5 And now, O Father, glorify thou
me with thine own self with the glory
which I had with thee before the
world was.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 282:3-17


    (Figures of being)
    The real Life, or Mind, and its opposite, the so-called material life and mind, are figured by two geometrical symbols, a circle or sphere and a straight line. The circle represents the infinite without beginning or end; the straight line represents the finite, which has both beginning and end. The sphere represents good, the self-existent and eternal individuality or Mind; the straight line represents evil, a belief in a self-made and temporary material existence. Eternal Mind and temporary material existence never unite in figure or in fact.
    (Opposite symbols)
    A straight line finds no abiding-place in a curve, and a curve finds no adjustment to a straight line. Similarly, matter has no place in Spirit, and Spirit has no place in matter.

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.

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

    (Divine synonyms)
    To grasp the reality and order of being in its Science, you must begin by reckoning God as the divine Principle of all that really is.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 352:8


    (Spirit the tangible)
    To Jesus, not materiality, but spirituality, was the reality of man's existence, while to the rabbis the spiritual was the intangible and uncertain, if not the unreal.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 109:4


    (Scientific evidence)
    Christian Science reveals incontrovertibly that Mind is All-in-all, that the only realities are the divine Mind and idea. This great fact is not, however, seen to be supported by sensible evidence, until its divine Principle is demonstrated by healing the sick and thus proved absolute and divine. This proof once seen, no other conclusion can be reached.


Section 3


Genesis 17:1

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

***
Psalm 50:2

    2 Out of Zion, the perfection of
beauty, God hath shined.
Psalm 18:30-32

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

    31 For who is God save the Lord? or
who is a rock save our God?

    32 It is God that girdeth me with
strength, and maketh my way perfect.

***
Hebrews 2:10

    10 For it became him, for whom are
all things, and by whom are all
things, in bringing many sons unto
glory, to make the captain of their
salvation perfect through sufferings.

Hebrews 5:8,9

    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;

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 353:16


    (Superstition obsolete)
    All the real is eternal. Perfection underlies reality. Without perfection, nothing is wholly real. All things will continue to disappear, until perfection appears and reality is reached. We must give up the spectral at all points. We must not continue to admit the somethingness of superstition, but we must yield up all belief in it and be wise. When we learn that error is not real, we shall be ready for progress, "forgetting those things which are behind."

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 72:17-23


    (Spirits obsolete)
    Perfection is not expressed through imperfection. Spirit is not made manifest through matter, the antipode of Spirit. Error is not a convenient sieve through which truth can be strained.
    (Scientific phenomena)
    God, good, being ever present, it follows in divine logic that evil, the suppositional opposite of good, is never present.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 214:26


    (The senses of Soul)
    How transient a sense is mortal sight, when a wound on the retina may end the power of light and lens! But the real sight or sense is not lost. Neither age nor accident can interfere with the senses of Soul, and there are no other real senses. It is evident that the body as matter has no sensation of its own, and there is no oblivion for Soul and its faculties. Spirit's senses are without pain, and they are forever at peace. Nothing can hide from them the harmony of all things and the might and permanence of Truth.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 208:20

    (Seemingly independent authority)
    Let us learn of the real and eternal, and prepare for the reign of Spirit, the kingdom of heaven, - the reign and rule of universal harmony, which cannot be lost nor remain forever unseen.


Section 4


Jeremiah 33:2-4,6

    2 Thus saith the Lord the maker
thereof, the Lord that formed it, to
establish it; the Lord is his name;

    3 Call unto me, and I will answer
thee, and shew thee great and mighty
things, which thou knowest not.

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

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

***
Luke 4:14-19

    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.

    15 And he taught in their
synagogues, being glorified of all.

    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.
Luke 9:1,2,10,11

    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.


    10 #And the apostles, when they
were returned, told him all that they
had done. And he took them, and went
aside privately into a desert place
belonging to the city called
Bethsaida.

    11 And the people, when they knew
it, followed him: and he received
them, and spake unto them of the
kingdom of God, and healed them that
had need of healing.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 264:3-7,20


    (Mind's true camera)
    The crude creations of mortal thought must finally give place to the glorious forms which we sometimes behold in the camera of divine Mind, when the mental picture is spiritual and eternal.
    (Spiritual proofs of existence)
    Spirit and its formations are the only realities of being. Matter disappears under the microscope of Spirit. Sin is unsustained by Truth, and sickness and death were overcome by Jesus, who proved them to be forms of error. Spiritual living and blessedness are the only evidences, by which we can recognize true existence and feel the unspeakable peace which comes from an all-absorbing spiritual love.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 473:10-15

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


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

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 395:21


    (Mental quackery)
    It is mental quackery to make disease a reality - to hold it as something seen and felt - and then to attempt its cure through Mind. It is no less erroneous to believe in the real existence of a tumor, a cancer, or decayed lungs, while you argue against their reality, than it is for your patient to feel these ills in physical belief. Mental practice, which holds disease as a reality, fastens disease on the patient, and it may appear in a more alarming form.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 409:19

    (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. 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.


Section 5


Jeremiah 17:13,14

    13 O Lord, the hope of Israel, all
that forsake thee shall be ashamed,
and they that depart from me shall be
written in the earth, because they
have forsaken the Lord, the fountain
of living waters.

    14 Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be
healed; save me, and I shall be saved:
for thou art my praise.

***
Psalm 30:3-5

    3 O Lord, thou hast brought up my
soul from the grave: thou hast kept
me alive, that I should not go down
to the pit.

    4 Sing unto the Lord, O ye saints
of his, and give thanks at the
remembrance of his holiness.

    5 For his anger endureth but a
moment; in his favour is life:
weeping may endure for a night, but
joy cometh in the morning.

***
Ephesians 4:7,11-13

    7 But unto every one of us is given
grace according to the measure of the
gift of Christ.

    11 And he gave some, apostles; and
some, prophets; and some, evangelists;
and some, pastors and teachers;

    12 For the perfecting of the
saints, for the work of the ministry,
for the edifying of the body of
Christ:

    13 Till we all come in the unity of
the faith, and of the knowledge of
the Son of God, unto a perfect man,
unto the measure of the stature of
the fulness of Christ:

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 476:4

(14) Question: What is man?
ADAM = That which is not the image and likeness of good, but a material belief, opposed to the one Mind, or Spirit.
Topic: Unreality


    (Man unfallen)
    In divine Science, God and the real man are inseparable as divine Principle and idea.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 190:14-31


    (Human frailty)
    Human birth, growth, maturity, and decay are as the grass springing from the soil with beautiful green blades, afterwards to wither and return to its native nothingness. This mortal seeming is temporal; it never merges into immortal being, but finally disappears, and immortal man, spiritual and eternal, is found to be the real man.
    The Hebrew bard, swayed by mortal thoughts, thus swept his lyre with saddening strains on human existence:


As for man, his days are as grass:
As a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.
For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone;
And the place thereof shall know it no more.

When hope rose higher in the human heart, he sang:


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


For with Thee is the fountain of life;
In Thy light shall we see light.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 259:6


    (God's man discerned)
    In divine Science, man is the true image of God. The divine nature was best expressed in Christ Jesus, who threw upon mortals the truer reflection of God and lifted their lives higher than their poor thought-models would allow, - thoughts which presented man as fallen, sick, sinning, and dying. The Christlike understanding of scientific being and divine healing includes a perfect Principle and idea, - perfect God and perfect man, - as the basis of thought and demonstration.

Subheadings in this lesson

13 1 - -20- The one divine Mind
13 1 - One primal cause
13 1 - Chaos and darkness
13 1 - Dawning of spiritual facts
13 1 - Perceiving the divine image
13 2 - Figures of being
13 2 - Opposite symbols
13 2 - Life never structural
13 2 - Divine synonyms
13 2 - Spirit the tangible
13 2 - Scientific evidence
13 3 - Superstition obsolete
13 3 - Spirits obsolete
13 3 - Scientific phenomena
13 3 - The senses of Soul
13 3 - Seemingly independent authority
13 4 - Mind's true camera
13 4 - Spiritual proofs of existence
13 4 - Christ the ideal Truth
13 4 - Mental quackery
13 4 - So-called superiority
13 5 - Man unfallen
13 5 - Human frailty
13 5 - God's man discerned


March 29,1903

Subject: 14

UNREALITY.

oo2o



-- Golden Text --

Psalm 1:6

    6 For the Lord knoweth the way of
the righteous: but the way of the
ungodly shall perish.


Responsive Reading


Psalm 37:1,2,7-10,20-22,34-36

    1 Fret not thyself because of
evildoers, neither be thou envious
against the workers of iniquity.

    2 For they shall soon be cut down
like the grass, and wither as the
green herb.

    7 Rest in the Lord, and wait
patiently for him: fret not thyself
because of him who prospereth in his
way, because of the man who bringeth
wicked devices to pass.

    8 Cease from anger, and forsake
wrath: fret not thyself in any wise
to do evil.

    9 For evildoers shall be cut off:
but those that wait upon the Lord,
they shall inherit the earth.

    10 For yet a little while, and the
wicked shall not be; yea, thou shalt
diligently consider his place, and it
shall not be.

    20 But the wicked shall perish, and
the enemies of the Lord shall be as
the fat of lambs: they shall consume;
into smoke shall they consume away.

    21 The wicked borroweth, and payeth
not again: but the righteous sheweth
mercy, and giveth.

    22 For such as be blessed of him
shall inherit the earth; and they
that be cursed of him shall be cut
off.

    34 Wait on the Lord, and keep his
way, and he shall exalt thee to
inherit the land: when the wicked are
cut off, thou shalt see it.

    35 I have seen the wicked in great
power, and spreading himself like a
green bay tree.

    36 Yet he passed away, and, lo, he
was not: yea, I sought him, but he
could not be found.


Section 1


Jeremiah 2:11

    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.

***
Habakkuk 2:18

    18 #What profiteth the graven image
that the maker thereof hath graven
it; the molten image, and a teacher
of lies, that the maker of his work
trusteth therein, to make dumb idols?

***
Psalm 135:15-18

    15 The idols of the heathen are
silver and gold, the work of men's
hands.

    16 They have mouths, but they speak
not; eyes have they, but they see
not;

    17 They have ears, but they hear
not; neither is there any breath in
their mouths.

    18 They that make them are like
unto them: so is every one that
trusteth in them.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 357:17


    (Anthropomorphism)
    History teaches that the popular and false notions about the Divine Being and character have originated in the human mind. As there is in reality but one God, one Mind, wrong notions about God must have originated in a false supposition, not in immortal Truth, and they are fading out. They are false claims, which will eventually disappear, according to the vision of St. John in the Apocalypse.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 140:23-24,31


    The Jewish tribal Jehovah was a man-projected God, liable to wrath, repentance, and human changeableness.
    What is the god of a mortal, but a mortal magnified?

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

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

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 256:9-11


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

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 255:11-17

    (Finite views of Deity)
    Mortal man has made a covenant with his eyes to belittle Deity with human conceptions. In league with material sense, mortals take limited views of all things. That God is corporeal or material, no man should affirm.
    The human form, or physical finiteness, cannot be made the basis of any true idea of the infinite Godhead.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 258:1

    (Infinite physique impossible)
    A mortal, corporeal, or finite conception of God cannot embrace the glories of limitless, incorporeal Life and Love. Hence the unsatisfied human craving for something better, higher, holier, than is afforded by a material belief in a physical God and man. The insufficiency of this belief to supply the true idea proves the falsity of material belief.


Section 2


Jeremiah 17:5,6

    5 #Thus saith the Lord; Cursed be
the man that trusteth in man, and
maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart
departeth from the Lord.

    6 For he shall be like the heath in
the desert, and shall not see when
good cometh; but shall inhabit the
parched places in the wilderness, in
a salt land and not inhabited.

***
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.
Ecclesiastes 7:29

    29 Lo, this only have I found, that
God hath made man upright; but they
have sought out many inventions.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 158:1-23


    (Mythology and materia medica)
    It is recorded that the profession of medicine originated in idolatry with pagan priests, who besought the gods to heal the sick and designated Apollo as "the god of medicine." He was supposed to have dictated the first prescription, according to the "History of Four Thousand Years of Medicine." It is here noticeable that Apollo was also regarded as the sender of disease, "the god of pestilence." Hippocrates turned from image-gods to vegetable and mineral drugs for healing. This was deemed progress in medicine; but what we need is the truth which heals both mind and body. The future history of material medicine may correspond with that of its material god, Apollo, who was banished from heaven and endured great sufferings upon earth.
    (Footsteps to intemperance)
    Drugs, cataplasms, and whiskey are stupid substitutes for the dignity and potency of divine Mind and its efficacy to heal. It is pitiful to lead men into temptation through the byways of this wilderness world, - to victimize the race with intoxicating prescriptions for the sick, until mortal mind acquires an educated appetite for strong drink, and men and women become loathsome sots.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 370:23


    (Transient potency of drugs)
    According to both medical testimony and individual experience, a drug may eventually lose its supposed power and do no more for the patient. Hygienic treatment also loses its efficacy. Quackery likewise fails at length to inspire the credulity of the sick, and then they cease to improve. These lessons are useful. They should naturally and genuinely change our basis from sensation to Christian Science, from error to Truth, from matter to Spirit.


Section 3


Zechariah 3:1,2

    1 And he shewed me Joshua the high
priest standing before the angel of
the Lord, and Satan standing at his
right hand to resist him.

    2 And the Lord said unto Satan, The
Lord rebuke thee, O Satan; even the
Lord that hath chosen Jerusalem
rebuke thee: is not this a brand
plucked out of the fire?

***
I Peter 5:8

    8 Be sober, be vigilant; because
your adversary the devil, as a
roaring lion, walketh about, seeking
whom he may devour:

***
James 4:7

    7 Submit yourselves therefore to
God. Resist the devil, and he will
flee from you.

***
Revelation 20:1-3

    1 And I saw an angel come down
from heaven, having the key of the
bottomless pit and a great chain in
his hand.

    2 And he laid hold on the dragon,
that old serpent, which is the Devil,
and Satan, and bound him a thousand
years,

    3 And cast him into the bottomless
pit, and shut him up, and set a seal
upon him, that he should deceive the
nations no more, till the thousand
years should be fulfilled: and after
that he must be loosed a little
season.

580:28 Chapter 17: Glossary
(ADVERSARY)

    ADVERSARY. An adversary is one who opposes, denies, disputes, not one who constructs and sustains reality and Truth. Jesus said of the devil, "He was a murderer from the beginning, . . . he is a liar and the father of it." This view of Satan is confirmed by the name often conferred upon him in Scripture, the "adversary."

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 351:16


    (Fatal premises)
    We cannot bring out the practical proof of Christianity, which Jesus required, while error seems as potent and real to us as Truth, and while we make a personal devil and an anthropomorphic God our starting-points, - especially if we consider Satan as a being coequal in power with Deity, if not superior to Him. Because such starting-points are neither spiritual nor scientific, they cannot work out the Spirit-rule of Christian healing, which proves the nothingness of error, discord, by demonstrating the all-inclusiveness of harmonious Truth.

o4oo Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked - 102:30


    (Mental despotism)
    Mankind must learn that evil is not power. Its so-called despotism is but a phase of nothingness. Christian Science despoils the kingdom of evil, and pre-eminently promotes affection and virtue in families and therefore in the community. 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 - 187:10


    (Ignorant idolatry)
    The beliefs of the human mind rob and enslave it, and then impute this result to another illusive personification, named Satan.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 567:18-26


    (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.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 192:24


    (The one real power)
    Evil is not power. It is a mockery of strength, which erelong betrays its weakness and falls, never to rise.


Section 4


Job 15:20,24

    20 The wicked man travaileth with
pain all his days, and the number of
years is hidden to the oppressor.

    24 Trouble and anguish shall make
him afraid; they shall prevail
against him, as a king ready to the
battle.
Job 33:19,26

    19 He is chastened also with pain
upon his bed, and the multitude of
his bones with strong pain:

    26 He shall pray unto God, and he
will be favourable unto him: and he
shall see his face with joy: for he
will render unto man his
righteousness.

***
Matthew 9:20-22

    20 #And, behold, a woman, which was
diseased with an issue of blood
twelve years, came behind him, and
touched the hem of his garment:

    21 For she said within herself, If
I may but touch his garment, I shall
be whole.

    22 But Jesus turned him about, and
when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be
of good comfort; thy faith hath made
thee whole. And the woman was made
whole from that hour.

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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 493:17-24

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


    (Mind destroys all ills)
    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. Disease is an experience of so-called mortal mind. It is fear made manifest on the body. Christian Science takes away this physical sense of discord, just as it removes any other sense of moral or mental inharmony.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 346:21


    (Truth antidotes error)
    When a sufferer is convinced that there is no reality in his belief of pain, - because matter has no sensation, hence pain in matter is a false belief, - how can he suffer longer? Do you feel the pain of tooth-pulling, when you believe that nitrous-oxide gas has made you unconscious? Yet, in your concept, the tooth, the operation, and the forceps are unchanged.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 237:23


    (Deluded invalids)
    Some invalids are unwilling to know the facts or to hear about the fallacy of matter and its supposed laws. They devote themselves a little longer to their material gods, cling to a belief in the life and intelligence of matter, and expect this error to do more for them than they are willing to admit the only living and true God can do. Impatient at your explanation, unwilling to investigate the Science of Mind which would rid them of their complaints, they hug false beliefs and suffer the delusive consequences.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 494:19

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


    (Reason and Science)
    Reason, rightly directed, serves to correct the errors of corporeal sense; but sin, sickness, and death will seem real (even as the experiences of the sleeping dream seem real) until the Science of man's eternal harmony breaks their illusion with the unbroken reality of scientific being.


Section 5


Jeremiah 7:8

    8 #Behold, ye trust in lying words,
that cannot profit.

***
Proverbs 19:27

    27 Cease, my son, to hear the
instruction that causeth to err from
the words of knowledge.

***
I Timothy 1:4

    4 Neither give heed to fables and
endless genealogies, which minister
questions, rather than godly edifying
which is in faith: so do.

***
I Corinthians 1:19,20

    19 For it is written, I will
destroy the wisdom of the wise, and
will bring to nothing the
understanding of the prudent.

    20 Where is the wise? where is the
scribe? where is the disputer of this
world? hath not God made foolish the
wisdom of this world?

***
I Timothy 6:20

    20 O Timothy, keep that which is
committed to thy trust, avoiding
profane and vain babblings, and
oppositions of science falsely so
called:

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 124:3


    (Physical science a blind belief)
    Physical science (so-called) is human knowledge, - a law of mortal mind, a blind belief, a Samson shorn of his strength. When this human belief lacks organizations to support it, its foundations are gone. Having neither moral might, spiritual basis, nor holy Principle of its own, this belief mistakes effect for cause and seeks to find life and intelligence in matter, thus limiting Life and holding fast to discord and death. In a word, human belief is a blind conclusion from material reasoning. This is a mortal, finite sense of things, which immortal Spirit silences forever.

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"?

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


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 312:1


    (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 - 279:22

    (Pantheistic tendencies)
    Every system of human philosophy, doctrine, and medicine is more or less infected with the pantheistic belief that there is mind in matter; but this belief contradicts alike revelation and right reasoning. A logical and scientific conclusion is reached only through the knowledge that there are not two bases of being, matter and mind, but one alone, - Mind.


Section 6


James 4:13,14

    13 Go to now, ye that say, To day
or to morrow we will go into such a
city, and continue there a year, and
buy and sell, and get gain:

    14 Whereas ye know not what shall
be on the morrow. For what is your
life? It is even a vapour, that
appeareth for a little time, and then
vanisheth away.

***
Psalm 49:16-20

    16 Be not thou afraid when one is
made rich, when the glory of his
house is increased;

    17 For when he dieth he shall carry
nothing away: his glory shall not
descend after him.

    18 Though while he lived he blessed
his soul: and men will praise thee,
when thou doest well to thyself.

    19 He shall go to the generation of
his fathers; they shall never see
light.

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 299:31


    (Old and new man)
    If man were solely a creature of the material senses, he would have no eternal Principle and would be mutable and mortal. Human logic is awry when it attempts to draw correct spiritual conclusions regarding life from matter. Finite sense has no true appreciation of infinite Principle, God, or of His infinite image or reflection, man. The mirage, which makes trees and cities seem to be where they are not, illustrates the illusion of material man, who cannot be the image of God.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 301:23

    (Inverted images and ideas)
    Mortal man seems to himself to be material substance, while man is "image" (idea). Delusion, sin, disease, and death arise from the false testimony of material sense, which, from a supposed standpoint outside the focal distance of infinite Spirit, presents an inverted image of Mind and substance with everything turned upside down.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 96:15


    (Arena of contest)
    The breaking up of material beliefs may seem to be famine and pestilence, want and woe, sin, sickness, and death, which assume new phases until their nothingness appears. These disturbances will continue until the end of error, when all discord will be swallowed up in spiritual Truth.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 97:26

    (Dangerous resemblances)
    "He uttered His voice, the earth melted." This Scripture indicates that all matter will disappear before the supremacy of Spirit.

Subheadings in this lesson

14 1 - Anthropomorphism
14 1 - Priestly learning
14 1 - Tritheism impossible
14 1 - Finite views of Deity
14 1 - Infinite physique impossible
14 2 - Mythology and materia medica
14 2 - Footsteps to intemperance
14 2 - Transient potency of drugs
14 3 - Fatal premises
14 3 - Mental despotism
14 3 - Ignorant idolatry
14 3 - Dragon cast down to earth
14 3 - The one real power
14 4 - Real Life is God
14 4 - Mind destroys all ills
14 4 - Truth antidotes error
14 4 - Deluded invalids
14 4 - Reason and Science
14 5 - Physical science a blind belief
14 5 - Knowledge and Truth
14 5 - Knowledge of good and evil
14 5 - Sense-dreams
14 5 - Pantheistic tendencies
14 6 - Old and new man
14 6 - Inverted images and ideas
14 6 - Arena of contest
14 6 - Dangerous resemblances


April 5,1903

Subject: 15

ARE SIN, DISEASE, AND DEATH REAL?

o2oo



-- Golden Text --

Isaiah 25:8

    8 He will swallow up death in
victory; and the Lord God will wipe
away tears from off all faces; and
the rebuke of his people shall he
take away from off all the earth: for
the Lord hath spoken it.


Responsive Reading


Isaiah 33:9,10,13,15-17,20-22,24

    9 The earth mourneth and
languisheth: Lebanon is ashamed and
hewn down: Sharon is like a
wilderness; and Bashan and Carmel
shake off their fruits.

    10 Now will I rise, saith the Lord;
now will I be exalted; now will I
lift up myself.

    13 #Hear, ye that are far off, what
I have done; and, ye that are near,
acknowledge my might.

    15 He that walketh righteously, and
speaketh uprightly; he that despiseth
the gain of oppressions, that shaketh
his hands from holding of bribes,
that stoppeth his ears from hearing
of blood, and shutteth his eyes from
seeing evil;

    16 He shall dwell on high: his
place of defence shall be the
munitions of rocks: bread shall be
given him; his waters shall be sure.

    17 Thine eyes shall see the king in
his beauty: they shall behold the
land that is very far off.

    20 Look upon Zion, the city of our
solemnities: thine eyes shall see
Jerusalem a quiet habitation, a
tabernacle that shall not be taken
down; not one of the stakes thereof
shall ever be removed, neither shall
any of the cords thereof be broken.

    21 But there the glorious Lord will
be unto us a place of broad rivers
and streams; wherein shall go no
galley with oars, neither shall
gallant ship pass thereby.

    22 For the Lord is our judge, the
Lord is our lawgiver, the Lord is our
king; he will save us.

    24 And the inhabitant shall not
say, I am sick: the people that dwell
therein shall be forgiven their
iniquity.


Section 1


Psalm 5:1,4

    1 Give ear to my words, O Lord,
consider my meditation.

    4 For thou art not a God that hath
pleasure in wickedness: neither shall
evil dwell with thee.

***
James 1:13

    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:

***
I Peter 1:15,16

    15 But as he which hath called you
is holy, so be ye holy in all manner
of conversation;

    16 Because it is written, Be ye
holy; for I am holy.

***
Revelation 4:8

    8 And the four beasts had each of
them six wings about him; and they
were full of eyes within: and they
rest not day and night, saying, Holy,
holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which
was, and is, and is to come.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 207:23


    (One primal cause)
    Sin, sickness, disease, and death belong not to the Science of being. They are the errors, which presuppose the absence of Truth, Life, or Love.

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."

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 196:15-18


    (Sin destroyed through suffering)
    Sickness, sin, and death are not concomitants of Life or Truth. No law supports them. They have no relation to God wherewith to establish their power.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 469:13

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


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

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 472:9

(11) Question: Are doctrines and creeds a benefit to man?
ADAM = The first god of mythology.
Topic: Substance


    (God's law destroys evil) Sickness, sin, and death, being inharmonious, do not originate in God nor belong to His government. His law, rightly understood, destroys them. Jesus furnished proofs of these statements.


Section 2


Isaiah 1:5

    5 Why should ye be stricken any
more? ye will revolt more and more:
the whole head is sick, and the whole
heart faint.

***
Daniel 9:5,10,13

    5 We have sinned, and have
committed iniquity, and have done
wickedly, and have rebelled, even by
departing from thy precepts and from
thy judgments:

    10 Neither have we obeyed the voice
of the Lord our God, to walk in his
laws, which he set before us by his
servants the prophets.

    13 As it is written in the law of
Moses, all this evil is come upon us:
yet made we not our prayer before the
Lord our God, that we might turn from
our iniquities, and understand thy
truth.

***
John 11:5-11

    5 Now Jesus loved Martha, and her
sister, and Lazarus.

    6 When he had heard therefore that
he was sick, he abode two days still
in the same place where he was.

    7 Then after that saith he to his
disciples, Let us go into Judaea
again.

    8 His disciples say unto him,
Master, the Jews of late sought to
stone thee; and goest thou thither
again?

    9 Jesus answered, Are there not
twelve hours in the day? If any man
walk in the day, he stumbleth not,
because he seeth the light of this
world.

    10 But if a man walk in the night,
he stumbleth, because there is no
light in him.

    11 These things said he: and after
that he saith unto them, Our friend
Lazarus sleepeth; but I go, that I
may awake him out of sleep.

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.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 71:2


    (Real and unreal identity)
    Evil has no reality. It is neither person, place, nor thing, but is simply a belief, an illusion of material sense.

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

    (Unnatural deflections)
    The decaying flower, the blighted bud, the gnarled oak, the ferocious beast, - like the discords of disease, sin, and death, - are unnatural. They are the falsities of sense, the changing deflections of mortal mind; they are not the eternal realities of Mind.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 108:19


    (Light shining in darkness)
    When apparently near the confines of mortal existence, standing already within the shadow of the death-valley, I learned these truths in divine Science: that all real being is in God, the divine Mind, and that Life, Truth, and Love are all-powerful and ever-present; that the opposite of Truth, - called error, sin, sickness, disease, death, - is the false testimony of false material sense, of mind in matter; that this false sense evolves, in belief, a subjective state of mortal mind which this same so-called mind names matter, thereby shutting out the true sense of Spirit.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 188:11-15,24


    (Disease a dream)
    Mortal existence is a dream of pain and pleasure in matter, a dream of sin, sickness, and death; and it is like the dream we have in sleep, in which every one recognizes his condition to be wholly a state of mind.
    The soil of disease is mortal mind, and you have an abundant or scanty crop of disease, according to the seedlings of fear. Sin and the fear of disease must be uprooted and cast out.


Section 3


Romans 6:11-14,19,20,22

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

    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.

    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.


    22 But now being made free from
sin, and become servants to God, ye
have your fruit unto holiness, and
the end everlasting life.

***
Matthew 5:48

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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 208:31-1


    (Sickness as only thought)
    You should banish all thoughts of disease and sin and of other beliefs included in matter.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 381:4,27


    (Ignorance of our rights)
    Be no more willing to suffer the illusion that you are sick or that some disease is developing in the system, than you are to yield to a sinful temptation on the ground that sin has its necessities.
    (God-given dominion) Let us banish sickness as an outlaw, and abide by the rule of perpetual harmony, - God's law. It is man's moral right to annul an unjust sentence, a sentence never inflicted by divine authority.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 390:29

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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 253:25


    (Right endeavor possible)
    Do not believe in any supposed necessity for sin, disease, or death, knowing (as you ought to know) that God never requires obedience to a so-called material law, for no such law exists. The belief in sin and death is destroyed by the law of God, which is the law of Life instead of death, of harmony instead of discord, of Spirit instead of the flesh.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 392:5


    (Sin to be overcome)
    Fear, which is an element of all disease, must be cast out to readjust the balance for God. Casting out evil and fear enables truth to outweigh error. The only course is to take antagonistic grounds against all that is opposed to the health, holiness, and harmony of man, God's image.


Section 4


Exodus 23:23-25,30

    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.


    30 By little and little I will
drive them out from before thee,
until thou be increased, and inherit
the land.

***
Ephesians 4:1-3

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

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

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

***
John 6:45

    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.

***
Luke 17:20,21

    20 #And when he was demanded of the
Pharisees, when the kingdom of God
should come, he answered them and
said, The kingdom of God cometh not
with observation:

    21 Neither shall they say, Lo here!
or, lo there! for, behold, the
kingdom of God is within you.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 368:22-24


    (Life independent of matter)
    Neither evil, disease, nor death can be spiritual, and the material belief in them disappears in the ratio of one's spiritual growth.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 428:23

    (The present immortality)
    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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 289:2


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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 230:1


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

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.


Section 5


Isaiah 26:1,2

    1 In that day shall this song be
sung in the land of Judah; We have a
strong city; salvation will God
appoint for walls and bulwarks.

    2 Open ye the gates, that the
righteous nation which keepeth the
truth may enter in.
Isaiah 29:24

    24 They also that erred in spirit
shall come to understanding, and they
that murmured shall learn doctrine.
Isaiah 33:22,24

    22 For the Lord is our judge, the
Lord is our lawgiver, the Lord is our
king; he will save us.

    24 And the inhabitant shall not
say, I am sick: the people that dwell
therein shall be forgiven their
iniquity.

***
John 16:12,13

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

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

***
Revelation 21:4,5

    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.

    5 And he that sat upon the throne
said, Behold, I make all things new.
And he said unto me, Write: for these
words are true and faithful.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 473:10-12

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


    (Christ the ideal Truth)
    Christ is the ideal Truth, that comes to heal sickness and sin through Christian Science, and attributes all power to God.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 418:13


    (Truthful arguments)
    This mortal dream of sickness, sin, and death should cease through Christian Science. Then one disease would be as readily destroyed as another. Whatever the belief is, if arguments are used to destroy it, the belief must be repudiated, and the negation must extend to the supposed disease and to whatever decides its type and symptoms. Truth is affirmative, and confers harmony. All metaphysical logic is inspired by this simple rule of Truth, which governs all reality. By the truthful arguments you employ, and especially by the spirit of Truth and Love which you entertain, you will heal 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.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 264:21


    (Spiritual proofs of existence) Matter disappears under the microscope of Spirit. Sin is unsustained by Truth, and sickness and death were overcome by Jesus, who proved them to be forms of error. Spiritual living and blessedness are the only evidences, by which we can recognize true existence and feel the unspeakable peace which comes from an all-absorbing spiritual love.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 348:26


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

Subheadings in this lesson

15 1 - One primal cause
15 1 - Spiritualized consciousness
15 1 - Sin destroyed through suffering
15 1 - True sense of infinitude
15 1 - God's law destroys evil
15 2 - Spiritual thoughts
15 2 - Real and unreal identity
15 2 - Unnatural deflections
15 2 - Light shining in darkness
15 2 - Disease a dream
15 3 - Sickness as only thought
15 3 - Ignorance of our rights
15 3 - God-given dominion
15 3 - Treatment of disease
15 3 - Right endeavor possible
15 3 - Sin to be overcome
15 4 - Life independent of matter
15 4 - The present immortality
15 4 - The Christ-element
15 4 - Sickness from mortal mind
15 4 - Perceiving the divine image
15 5 - Christ the ideal Truth
15 5 - Truthful arguments
15 5 - Touchstone of Science
15 5 - Spiritual proofs of existence
15 5 - Full fruitage yet to come


April 12,1903

Subject: 16

DOCTRINE OF ATONEMENT.

2ooo



-- Golden Text --

II Corinthians 5:18

    18 And all things are of God, who
hath reconciled us to himself by
Jesus Christ, and hath given to us
the ministry of reconciliation;


Responsive Reading


Hebrews 10:1,4-7,11,12,14-17,19-24

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

    4 For it is not possible that the
blood of bulls and of goats should
take away sins.

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

    6 In burnt offerings and sacrifices
for sin thou hast had no pleasure.

    7 Then said I, Lo, I come (in the
volume of the book it is written of
me,) to do thy will, O God.

    11 And every priest standeth daily
ministering and offering oftentimes
the same sacrifices, which can never
take away sins:

    12 But this man, after he had
offered one sacrifice for sins for
ever, sat down on the right hand of
God;

    14 For by one offering he hath
perfected for ever them that are
sanctified.

    15 Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a
witness to us: for after that he had
said before,

    16 This is the covenant that I will
make with them after those days,
saith the Lord, I will put my laws
into their hearts, and in their minds
will I write them;

    17 And their sins and iniquities
will I remember no more.

    19 Having therefore, brethren,
boldness to enter into the holiest by
the blood of Jesus,

    20 By a new and living way, which
he hath consecrated for us, through
the veil, that is to say, his flesh;

    21 And having an high priest over
the house of God;

    22 Let us draw near with a true
heart in full assurance of faith,
having our hearts sprinkled from an
evil conscience, and our bodies
washed with pure water.

    23 Let us hold fast the profession
of our faith without wavering; (for he
is faithful that promised;)

    24 And let us consider one another
to provoke unto love and to good
works:


Section 1


Leviticus 9:7,23

    7 And Moses said unto Aaron, Go
unto the altar, and offer thy sin
offering, and thy burnt offering, and
make an atonement for thyself, and
for the people: and offer the
offering of the people, and make an
atonement for them; as the Lord
commanded.

    23 And Moses and Aaron went into
the tabernacle of the congregation,
and came out, and blessed the people:
and the glory of the Lord appeared
unto all the people.

***
John 10:24,25,30,33-36

    24 Then came the Jews round about
him, and said unto him, How long dost
thou make us to doubt? If thou be the
Christ, tell us plainly.

    25 Jesus answered them, I told you,
and ye believed not: the works that I
do in my Father's name, they bear
witness of me.

    30 I and my Father are one.

    33 The Jews answered him, saying,
For a good work we stone thee not;
but for blasphemy; and because that
thou, being a man, makest thyself
God.

    34 Jesus answered them, Is it not
written in your law, I said, Ye are
gods?

    35 If he called them gods, unto
whom the word of God came, and the
scripture cannot be broken;

    36 Say ye of him, whom the Father
hath sanctified, and sent into the
world, Thou blasphemest; because I
said, I am the Son of God?

***
Revelation 21:3,7

    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.

    7 He that overcometh shall inherit
all things; and I will be his God, and
he shall be my son.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 18:1-3


    (Divine oneness)
    Atonement is the exemplification of man's unity with God, whereby man reflects divine Truth, Life, and Love.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 133:24


    (Judaism antipathetic) That he made "himself equal with God," was one of the Jewish accusations against him who planted Christianity on the foundation of Spirit, who taught as he was inspired by the Father and would recognize no life, intelligence, nor substance outside of God.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 315:3-7


    (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.

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.

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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 276:1


    (Universal brotherhood)
    Having one God, one Mind, unfolds the power that heals the sick, and fulfils these sayings of Scripture, "I am the Lord that healeth thee," and "I have found a ransom." When the divine precepts are understood, they unfold the foundation of fellowship, in which one mind is not at war with another, but all have one Spirit, God, one intelligent source, in accordance with the Scriptural command: "Let this Mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus." Man and his Maker are correlated in divine Science, and real consciousness is cognizant only of the things of God.


Section 2


Numbers 8:5,6,14,19

    5 #And the Lord spake unto Moses,
saying,

    6 Take the Levites from among the
children of Israel, and cleanse them.


    14 Thus shalt thou separate the
Levites from among the children of
Israel: and the Levites shall be
mine.

    19 And I have given the Levites as
a gift to Aaron and to his sons from
among the children of Israel, to do
the service of the children of Israel
in the tabernacle of the
congregation, and to make an
atonement for the children of Israel:
that there be no plague among the
children of Israel, when the children
of Israel come nigh unto the
sanctuary.

***
Romans 5:1,10,11

    1 Therefore being justified by
faith, we have peace with God through
our Lord Jesus Christ:

    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 - 18:3-15


    (Divine oneness)
    Jesus of Nazareth taught and demonstrated man's oneness with the Father, and for this we owe him endless homage. His mission was both individual and collective. He did life's work aright not only in justice to himself, but in mercy to mortals, - to show them how to do theirs, but not to do it for them nor to relieve them of a single responsibility. Jesus acted boldly, against the accredited evidence of the senses, against Pharisaical creeds and practices, and he refuted all opponents with his healing power.
    (Human reconciliation)
    The atonement of Christ reconciles man to God, not God to man; for the divine Principle of Christ is God, and how can God propitiate Himself?

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 19:6

    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 - 29:32

    (Spiritual conception)
    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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 45:16

    (The stone rolled away)
    Glory be to God, and peace to the struggling hearts! Christ hath rolled away the stone from the door of human hope and faith, and through the revelation and demonstration of life in God, hath elevated them to possible at-one-ment with the spiritual idea of man and his divine Principle, Love.


Section 3


Job 42:1,2,6

    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.

    6 Wherefore I abhor myself, and
repent in dust and ashes.

***
Jeremiah 31:18,19

    18 I have surely heard Ephraim
bemoaning himself thus; Thou hast
chastised me, and I was chastised, as
a bullock unaccustomed to the yoke:
turn thou me, and I shall be turned;
for thou art the Lord my God.

    19 Surely after that I was turned,
I repented; and after that I was
instructed, I smote upon my thigh: I
was ashamed, yea, even confounded,
because I did bear the reproach of my
youth.

***
Matthew 3:7,8

    7 #But when he saw many of the
Pharisees and Sadducees come to his
baptism, he said unto them, O
generation of vipers, who hath warned
you to flee from the wrath to come?

    8 Bring forth therefore fruits meet
for repentance:

***
Acts 2:38

    38 Then Peter said unto them,
Repent, and be baptized every one of
you in the name of Jesus Christ for
the remission of sins, and ye shall
receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 19:17


    (Efficacious repentance)
    Every pang of repentance and suffering, every effort for reform, every good thought and deed, will help us to understand Jesus' atonement for sin and aid its efficacy; but if the sinner continues to pray and repent, sin and be sorry, he has little part in the atonement, - in the at-one-ment with God, - for he lacks the practical repentance, which reforms the heart and enables man to do the will of wisdom. Those who cannot demonstrate, at least in part, the divine Principle of the teachings and practice of our Master have no part in God. If living in disobedience to Him, we ought to feel no security, although God is good.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 326:12,23


    (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.
    (Conversion of Saul)
    Saul of Tarsus beheld the way - the Christ, or Truth - only when his uncertain sense of right yielded to a spiritual sense, which is always right. Then the man was changed. Thought assumed a nobler outlook, and his life became more spiritual. He learned the wrong that he had done in persecuting Christians, whose religion he had not understood, and in humility he took the new name of Paul. He beheld for the first time the true idea of Love, and learned a lesson in divine Science.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 316:3-7

    (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.


Section 4


Leviticus 7:28,29

    28 #And the Lord spake unto Moses,
saying,

    29 Speak unto the children of
Israel, saying, He that offereth the
sacrifice of his peace offerings unto
the Lord shall bring his oblation
unto the Lord of the sacrifice of his
peace offerings.

***
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.

***
Romans 12:1

    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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 23:1


    (Justice and substitution)
    Wisdom and Love may require many sacrifices of self to save us from sin. One sacrifice, however great, is insufficient to pay the debt of sin. The atonement requires constant self-immolation on the sinner's part. That God's wrath should be vented upon His beloved Son, is divinely unnatural. Such a theory is man-made. The atonement is a hard problem in theology, but its scientific explanation is, that suffering is an error of sinful sense which Truth destroys, and that eventually both sin and suffering will fall at the feet of everlasting Love.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 20:25

    (Behest of the cross)
    The truth is the centre of all religion. It commands sure entrance into the realm of Love. 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.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 266:13


    (Uses of adversity) Friends will betray and enemies will slander, until the lesson is sufficient to exalt you; for "man's extremity is God's opportunity." The author has experienced the foregoing prophecy and its blessings. Thus He teaches mortals to lay down their fleshliness and gain spirituality. This is done through self-abnegation. Universal Love is the divine way in Christian Science.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 459:3-8


    (Advancement by sacrifice)
    Paul and John had a clear apprehension that, as mortal man achieves no worldly honors except by sacrifice, so he must gain heavenly riches by forsaking all worldliness. Then he will have nothing in common with the worldling's affections, motives, and aims.

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


    (Injustice to the Saviour)
    The promises will be fulfilled. The time for the reappearing of the divine healing is throughout all time; and whosoever layeth his earthly all on the altar of divine Science, drinketh of Christ's cup now, and is endued with the spirit and power of Christian healing.


Section 5


Proverbs 4:7

    7 Wisdom is the principal thing;
therefore get wisdom: and with all
thy getting get understanding.

***
I Kings 3:5,11-13

    5 In Gibeon the Lord appeared to
Solomon in a dream by night: and God
said, Ask what I shall give thee.

    11 And God said unto him, Because
thou hast asked this thing, and hast
not asked for thyself long life;
neither hast asked riches for
thyself, nor hast asked the life of
thine enemies; but hast asked for
thyself understanding to discern
judgment;

    12 Behold, I have done according to
thy words: lo, I have given thee a
wise and an understanding heart; so
that there was none like thee before
thee, neither after thee shall any
arise like unto thee.

    13 And I have also given thee that
which thou hast not asked, both
riches, and honour: so that there
shall not be any among the kings like
unto thee all thy days.

***
Colossians 1:9,10,13,14

    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;

    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:

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.

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

    (True flesh and blood)
    The spiritual essence of blood is sacrifice. The efficacy of Jesus' spiritual offering is infinitely greater than can be expressed by our sense of human blood.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 39:22

    (Present salvation)
    Now is the time for so-called material pains and material pleasures to pass away, for both are unreal, because impossible in Science. To break this earthly spell, mortals must get the true idea and divine Principle of all that really exists and governs the universe harmoniously. This thought is apprehended slowly, and the interval before its attainment is attended with doubts and defeats as well as triumphs.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 43:3

    (Pentecost repeated)
    The magnitude of Jesus' work, his material disappearance before their eyes and his reappearance, all enabled the disciples to understand what Jesus had said. Heretofore they had only believed; now they understood. The advent of this understanding is what is meant by the descent of the Holy Ghost, - that influx of divine Science which so illuminated the Pentecostal Day and is now repeating its ancient history.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 15:28-5


    (Trustworthy beneficence) 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. The highest prayer is not one of faith merely; it is demonstration. Such prayer heals sickness, and must destroy sin and death.


Section 6


Matthew 25:14,19-21

    14 #For the kingdom of heaven is as
a man travelling into a far country,
who called his own servants, and
delivered unto them his goods.

    19 After a long time the lord of
those servants cometh, and reckoneth
with them.

    20 And so he that had received five
talents came and brought other five
talents, saying, Lord, thou
deliveredst unto me five talents:
behold, I have gained beside them
five talents more.

    21 His lord said unto him, Well
done, thou good and faithful servant:
thou hast been faithful over a few
things, I will make thee ruler over
many things: enter thou into the joy
of thy lord.

***
Ephesians 3:14,17-19

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

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

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

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

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.

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


    (Moral victory)
    If Truth is overcoming error in your daily walk and conversation, you can finally say, "I have fought a good fight . . . I have kept the faith," because you are a better man. This is having our part in the at-one-ment with Truth and Love. Christians do not continue to labor and pray, expecting because of another's goodness, suffering, and triumph, that they shall reach his harmony and reward.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 323:13


    (Need and supply)
    In order to apprehend more, we must put into practice what we already know. We must recollect that Truth is demonstrable when understood, and that good is not understood until demonstrated. If "faithful over a few things," we shall be made rulers over many; but the one unused talent decays and is lost. When the sick or the sinning awake to realize their need of what they have not, they will be receptive of divine Science, which gravitates towards Soul and away from material sense, removes thought from the body, and elevates even mortal mind to the contemplation of something better than disease or sin. 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

16 1 - Divine oneness
16 1 - Judaism antipathetic
16 1 - Hebrew theology
16 1 - Definition of mortal mind
16 1 - Mind cures hip-disease
16 1 - Universal brotherhood
16 2 - Divine oneness
16 2 - Human reconciliation
16 2 - Spiritual conception
16 2 - The stone rolled away
16 3 - Efficacious repentance
16 3 - Loving God supremely
16 3 - Conversion of Saul
16 3 - Jesus as mediator
16 4 - Justice and substitution
16 4 - Behest of the cross
16 4 - Uses of adversity
16 4 - Advancement by sacrifice
16 4 - Injustice to the Saviour
16 5 - Radical changes
16 5 - True flesh and blood
16 5 - Present salvation
16 5 - Pentecost repeated
16 5 - Trustworthy beneficence
16 5 - Loftiest adoration
16 6 - The uses of truth
16 6 - Moral victory
16 6 - Need and supply


April 19,1903

Subject: 17

PROBATION AFTER DEATH.

ooo3



-- Golden Text --

Revelation 2:11

    11 He that hath an ear, let him
hear what the Spirit saith unto the
churches; He that overcometh shall
not be hurt of the second death.


Responsive Reading


Psalm 88:1-13

    1 O Lord God of my salvation, I
have cried day and night before thee:


    2 Let my prayer come before thee:
incline thine ear unto my cry;

    3 For my soul is full of troubles:
and my life draweth nigh unto the
grave.

    4 I am counted with them that go
down into the pit: I am as a man that
hath no strength:

    5 Free among the dead, like the
slain that lie in the grave, whom
thou rememberest no more: and they
are cut off from thy hand.

    6 Thou hast laid me in the lowest
pit, in darkness, in the deeps.

    7 Thy wrath lieth hard upon me, and
thou hast afflicted me with all thy
waves.

    8 Thou hast put away mine
acquaintance far from me; thou hast
made me an abomination unto them: I
am shut up, and I cannot come forth.

    9 Mine eye mourneth by reason of
affliction: Lord, I have called daily
upon thee, I have stretched out my
hands unto thee.

    10 Wilt thou shew wonders to the
dead? shall the dead arise and praise
thee?

    11 Shall thy lovingkindness be
declared in the grave? or thy
faithfulness in destruction?

    12 Shall thy wonders be known in
the dark? and thy righteousness in
the land of forgetfulness?

    13 But unto thee have I cried, O
Lord; and in the morning shall my
prayer prevent thee.


Section 1


Genesis 23:1-6,19,20

    1 And Sarah was an hundred and
seven and twenty years old: these
were the years of the life of Sarah.

    2 And Sarah died in Kirjatharba;
the same is Hebron in the land of
Canaan: and Abraham came to mourn for
Sarah, and to weep for her.

    3 #And Abraham stood up from before
his dead, and spake unto the sons of
Heth, saying,

    4 I am a stranger and a sojourner
with you: give me a possession of a
buryingplace with you, that I may
bury my dead out of my sight.

    5 And the children of Heth answered
Abraham, saying unto him,

    6 Hear us, my lord: thou art a
mighty prince among us: in the choice
of our sepulchres bury thy dead; none
of us shall withhold from thee his
sepulchre, but that thou mayest bury
thy dead.

    19 And after this, Abraham buried
Sarah his wife in the cave of the
field of Machpelah before Mamre: the
same is Hebron in the land of Canaan.


    20 And the field, and the cave that
is therein, were made sure unto
Abraham for a possession of a
buryingplace by the sons of Heth.

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

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

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 187:27


    (Death and the body)
    If you take away this erring mind, the mortal material body loses all appearance of life or action, and this so-called mind then calls itself dead; but the human mind still holds in belief a body, through which it acts and which appears to the human mind to live, - a body like the one it had before death. This body is put off only as the mortal, erring mind yields to God, immortal Mind, and man is found in His image.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 77:5


    (Second death)
    Existence continues to be a belief of corporeal sense until the Science of being is reached. Error brings its own self-destruction both here and hereafter, for mortal mind creates its own physical conditions. Death will occur on the next plane of existence as on this, until the spiritual understanding of Life is reached. Then, and not until then, will it be demonstrated that "the second death hath no power."

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 427:13-16


    (Mortality vanquished)
    Death is but another phase of the dream that existence can be material. Nothing can interfere with the harmony of being nor end the existence of man in Science.


Section 2


Psalm 17:15

    15 As for me, I will behold thy
face in righteousness: I shall be
satisfied, when I awake, with thy
likeness.
Psalm 118:17

    17 I shall not die, but live, and
declare the works of the Lord.

***
Isaiah 26:19

    19 Thy dead men shall live,
together with my dead body shall they
arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell
in dust: for thy dew is as the dew of
herbs, and the earth shall cast out
the dead.
Isaiah 38:18,19

    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.

***
John 11:21,22,25,26

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

    22 But I know, that even now,
whatsoever thou wilt ask of God, God
will give it thee.

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

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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 251:8-11


    (Illusion of death)
    In the illusion of death, mortals wake to the knowledge of two facts: (1) that they are not dead; (2) that they have but passed the portals of a new belief.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 429:13


    (Clay replying to the potter)
    Mortal mind affirms that mind is subordinate to the body, that the body is dying, that it must be buried and decomposed into dust; but mortal mind's affirmation is not true. Mortals waken from the dream of death with bodies unseen by those who think that they bury the body.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 290:3-10


    (Death no advantage)
    If the Principle, rule, and demonstration of man's being are not in the least understood before what is termed death overtakes mortals, they will rise no higher spiritually in the scale of existence on account of that single experience, but will remain as material as before the transition, still seeking happiness through a material, instead of through a spiritual sense of life, and from selfish and inferior motives.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 291:5

    (Sin is punished)
    We know that all will be changed "in the twinkling of an eye," when the last trump shall sound; but this last call of wisdom cannot come till mortals have already yielded to each lesser call in the growth of Christian character. Mortals need not fancy that belief in the experience of death will awaken them to glorified being.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 427:29


    (No death nor inaction)
    The dream of death must be mastered by Mind here or hereafter. Thought will waken from its own material declaration, "I am dead," to catch this trumpet-word of Truth, "There is no death, no inaction, diseased action, overaction, nor reaction."


Section 3


Luke 23:27,28,32,39-43

    27 #And there followed him a great
company of people, and of women, which
also bewailed and lamented him.

    28 But Jesus turning unto them
said, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep
not for me, but weep for yourselves,
and for your children.

    32 And there were also two other,
malefactors, led with him to be put
to death.

    39 #And one of the malefactors
which were hanged railed on him,
saying, If thou be Christ, save
thyself and us.

    40 But the other answering rebuked
him, saying, Dost not thou fear God,
seeing thou art in the same
condemnation?

    41 And we indeed justly; for we
receive the due reward of our deeds:
but this man hath done nothing amiss.


    42 And he said unto Jesus, Lord,
remember me when thou comest into thy
kingdom.

    43 And Jesus said unto him, Verily
I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be
with me in paradise.

***
John 14:1,2,5,6

    1 Let not your heart be troubled:
ye believe in God, believe also in
me.

    2 In my Father's house are many
mansions: if it were not so, I would
have told you. I go to prepare a
place for you.

    5 Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we
know not whither thou goest; and how
can we know the way?

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 291:12-25


    (Salvation and probation)
    Universal salvation rests on progression and probation, and is unattainable without them. Heaven is not a locality, but a divine state of Mind in which all the manifestations of Mind are harmonious and immortal, because sin is not there and man is found having no righteousness of his own, but in possession of "the mind of the Lord," as the Scripture says.
    "In the place where the tree falleth, there it shall be." So we read in Ecclesiastes. This text has been transformed into the popular proverb, "As the tree falls, so it must lie." As man falleth asleep, so shall he awake. As death findeth mortal man, so shall he be after death, until probation and growth shall effect the needed change.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 409:27


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

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 46:13-17,20-24


    (Corporeality and Spirit)
    The Master said plainly that physique was not Spirit, and after his resurrection he proved to the physical senses that his body was not changed until he himself ascended, - or, in other words, rose even higher in the understanding of Spirit, God.
    (Spiritual ascension)
    Jesus' unchanged physical condition after what seemed to be death was followed by his exaltation above all material conditions; and this exaltation explained his ascension, and revealed unmistakably a probationary and progressive state beyond the grave.


Section 4


Philipians 3:1,3,13,14

    1 Finally, my brethren, rejoice in
the Lord. To write the same things to
you, to me indeed is not grievous,
but for you it is safe.

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

    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.

***
Romans 8:18,19,21

    18 For I reckon that the sufferings
of this present time are not worthy
to be compared with the glory which
shall be revealed in us.

    19 For the earnest expectation of
the creature waiteth for the
manifestation of the sons of God.

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 296:4


    (Scientific purgation)
    Progress is born of experience. It is the ripening of mortal man, through which the mortal is dropped for the immortal. 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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 240:18


    (Progress demanded)
    Mortals move onward towards good or evil as time glides on. If mortals are not progressive, past failures will be repeated until all wrong work is effaced or rectified. If at present satisfied with wrong-doing, we must learn to loathe it. If at present content with idleness, we must become dissatisfied with it. Remember that mankind must sooner or later, either by suffering or by Science, be convinced of the error that is to be overcome.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 233:1

    (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. This is an element of progress, and progress is the law of God, whose law demands of us only what we can certainly fulfil.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 224:7

    (Heralds of Science)
    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.


Section 5


I Corinthians 15:50,53,54

    50 Now this I say, brethren, that
flesh and blood cannot inherit the
kingdom of God; neither doth
corruption inherit incorruption.

    53 For this corruptible must put on
incorruption, and this mortal must
put on immortality.

    54 So when this corruptible shall
have put on incorruption, and this
mortal shall have put on immortality,
then shall be brought to pass the
saying that is written, Death is
swallowed up in victory.

***
II Timothy 1:8-10

    8 Be not thou therefore ashamed of
the testimony of our Lord, nor of me
his prisoner: but be thou partaker of
the afflictions of the gospel
according to the power of God;

    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 - 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.

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.

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.


Section 6


Revelation 19:1,5,6

    1 And after these things I heard a
great voice of much people in heaven,
saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and
glory, and honour, and power, unto
the Lord our God:

    5 And a voice came out of the
throne, saying, Praise our God, all
ye his servants, and ye that fear
him, both small and great.

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

Revelation 22:3-5

    3 And there shall be no more curse:
but the throne of God and of the Lamb
shall be in it; and his servants
shall serve him:

    4 And they shall see his face; and
his name shall be in their foreheads.

    5 And there shall be no night
there; and they need no candle,
neither light of the sun; for the
Lord God giveth them light: and they
shall reign for ever and ever.

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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 241:31-14


    (Spiritual baptism)
    It is "easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle," than for sinful beliefs to enter the kingdom of heaven, eternal harmony. Through repentance, spiritual baptism, and regeneration, mortals put off their material beliefs and false individuality. It is only a question of time when "they shall all know Me [God], from the least of them unto the greatest." Denial of the claims of matter is a great step towards the joys of Spirit, towards human freedom and the final triumph over the body.
    (The one only way)
    There is but one way to heaven, harmony, and Christ in divine Science shows us this way. It is to know no other reality - to have no other consciousness of life - than good, God and His reflection, and to rise superior to the so-called pain and pleasure of the senses.

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.

Subheadings in this lesson

17 1 - Death and the body
17 1 - Second death
17 1 - Mortality vanquished
17 2 - Illusion of death
17 2 - Clay replying to the potter
17 2 - Death no advantage
17 2 - Sin is punished
17 2 - No death nor inaction
17 3 - Salvation and probation
17 3 - Death no benefactor
17 3 - Corporeality and Spirit
17 3 - Spiritual ascension
17 4 - Scientific purgation
17 4 - Progress demanded
17 4 - Profession and proof
17 4 - Heralds of Science
17 5 - Immaterial pleasure
17 5 - Scientific finalities
17 5 - Light and darkness
17 6 - True estimate of God's messenger
17 6 - Spiritual baptism
17 6 - The one only way
17 6 - New earth and no more sea


April 26,1903

Subject: 18

EVERLASTING PUNISHMENT.

oo3o



-- Golden Text --

Mark 10:26,27

    26 And they were astonished out of
measure, saying among themselves, Who
then can be saved?

    27 And Jesus looking upon them
saith, With men it is impossible, but
not with God: for with God all things
are possible.


Responsive Reading


Luke 13:23-35

    23 Then said one unto him, Lord,
are there few that be saved? And he
said unto them,

    24 #Strive to enter in at the
strait gate: for many, I say unto
you, will seek to enter in, and shall
not be able.

    25 When once the master of the
house is risen up, and hath shut to
the door, and ye begin to stand
without, and to knock at the door,
saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and
he shall answer and say unto you, I
know you not whence ye are:

    26 Then shall ye begin to say, We
have eaten and drunk in thy presence,
and thou hast taught in our streets.

    27 But he shall say, I tell you, I
know you not whence ye are; depart
from me, all ye workers of iniquity.

    28 There shall be weeping and
gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see
Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and
all the prophets, in the kingdom of
God, and you yourselves thrust out.

    29 And they shall come from the
east, and from the west, and from the
north, and from the south, and shall
sit down in the kingdom of God.

    30 And, behold, there are last
which shall be first, and there are
first which shall be last.

    31 #The same day there came certain
of the Pharisees, saying unto him,
Get thee out, and depart hence: for
Herod will kill thee.

    32 And he said unto them, Go ye,
and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out
devils, and I do cures to day and to
morrow, and the third day I shall be
perfected.

    33 Nevertheless I must walk to day,
and to morrow, and the day following:
for it cannot be that a prophet
perish out of Jerusalem.

    34 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which
killest the prophets, and stonest
them that are sent unto thee; how
often would I have gathered thy
children together, as a hen doth
gather her brood under her wings, and
ye would not!

    35 Behold, your house is left unto
you desolate: and verily I say unto
you, Ye shall not see me, until the
time come when ye shall say, Blessed
is he that cometh in the name of the
Lord.


Section 1


Job 31:3

    3 Is not destruction to the wicked?
and a strange punishment to the
workers of iniquity?

***
Proverbs 19:19,29

    19 A man of great wrath shall
suffer punishment: for if thou
deliver him, yet thou must do it
again.

    29 Judgments are prepared for
scorners, and stripes for the back of
fools.
Proverbs 22:3

    3 A prudent man foreseeth the evil,
and hideth himself: but the simple
pass on, and are punished.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 327:12


    (Image of the beast)
    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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 251:28-30


    (Spiritual ignorance)
    Ignorance, like intentional wrong, is not Science. Ignorance must be seen and corrected before we can attain harmony.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 384:6


    (Corporeal penalties)
    God never punishes man for doing right, for honest labor, or for deeds of kindness, though they expose him to fatigue, cold, heat, contagion. If man seems to incur the penalty through matter, this is but a belief of mortal mind, not an enactment of wisdom, and man has only to enter his protest against this belief in order to annul it. Through this action of thought and its results upon the body, the student will prove to himself, by small beginnings, the grand verities of Christian Science.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 569:11-25


    (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.
    (Expiation by suffering)
    What must the end be? They must eventually expiate their sin through suffering. The sin, which one has made his bosom companion, comes back to him at last with accelerated force, for the devil knoweth his time is short. Here the Scriptures declare that evil is temporal, not eternal.


Section 2


Job 30:18,25,26

    18 By the great force of my disease
is my garment changed: it bindeth me
about as the collar of my coat.

    25 Did not I weep for him that was
in trouble? was not my soul grieved
for the poor?

    26 When I looked for good, then
evil came unto me: and when I waited
for light, there came darkness.

***
Romans 7:18-20,24

    18 For I know that in me (that is,
in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing:
for to will is present with me; but
how to perform that which is good I
find not.

    19 For the good that I would I do
not: but the evil which I would not,
that I do.

    20 Now if I do that I would not, it
is no more I that do it, but sin that
dwelleth in me.

    24 O wretched man that I am! who
shall deliver me from the body of
this death?

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 263:11


    (Mortal man a mis-creator) Carnal beliefs defraud us. They make man an involuntary hypocrite, - producing evil when he would create good, forming deformity when he would outline grace and beauty, injuring those whom he would bless. He becomes a general mis-creator, who believes he is a semi-god. His "touch turns hope to dust, the dust we all have trod." He might say in Bible language: "The good that I would, I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do."

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 187:18


    (Action of mortal mind)
    We say, "My hand hath done it." What is this my but mortal mind, the cause of all materialistic action? All voluntary, as well as miscalled involuntary, action of the mortal body is governed by this so-called mind, not by matter. There is no involuntary action. The divine Mind includes all action and volition, and man in Science is governed by this Mind. The human mind tries to classify action as voluntary and involuntary, and suffers from the attempt.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 188:4

    (Embryonic sinful thoughts)
    The belief of sin, which has grown terrible in strength and influence, is an unconscious error in the beginning, - an embryonic thought without motive; but afterwards it governs the so-called man. Passion, depraved appetites, dishonesty, envy, hatred, revenge ripen into action, only to pass from shame and woe to their final punishment.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 166:3

    (Causes of sickness)
    As a man thinketh, so is he. Mind is all that feels, acts, or impedes action. Ignorant of this, or shrinking from its implied responsibility, the healing effort is made on the wrong side, and thus the conscious control over the body is lost.

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.


Section 3


Mark 1:14,15

    14 Now after that John was put in
prison, Jesus came into Galilee,
preaching the gospel of the kingdom
of God,

    15 And saying, The time is
fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is
at hand: repent ye, and believe the
gospel.
Mark 6:7,12

    7 #And he called unto him the
twelve, and began to send them forth
by two and two; and gave them power
over unclean spirits;

    12 And they went out, and preached
that men should repent.

***
Luke 13:1-5

    1 There were present at that
season some that told him of the
Galilaeans, whose blood Pilate had
mingled with their sacrifices.

    2 And Jesus answering said unto
them, Suppose ye that these
Galilaeans were sinners above all the
Galilaeans, because they suffered
such things?

    3 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye
repent, ye shall all likewise perish.


    4 Or those eighteen, upon whom the
tower in Siloam fell, and slew them,
think ye that they were sinners above
all men that dwelt in Jerusalem?

    5 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye
repent, ye shall all likewise perish.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 405:26


    (Cumulative repentance) 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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 424:5-11

    (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.
    Under divine Providence there can be no accidents, since there is no room for imperfection in perfection.

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


    (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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 339:17

  (- MORTAL MIND - Sickness)


    (-31- Evil not produced by God)
    Only those, who repent of sin and forsake the unreal, can fully understand the unreality of evil.


Section 4


Matthew 18:2,3

    2 And Jesus called a little child
unto him, and set him in the midst of
them,

    3 And said, Verily I say unto you,
Except ye be converted, and become as
little children, ye shall not enter
into the kingdom of heaven.

***
Titus 3:3-5

    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;

***
Acts 3:19-21

    19 #Repent ye therefore, and be
converted, that your sins may be
blotted out, when the times of
refreshing shall come from the
presence of the Lord;

    20 And he shall send Jesus Christ,
which before was preached unto you:

    21 Whom the heaven must receive
until the times of restitution of all
things, which God hath spoken by the
mouth of all his holy prophets since
the world began.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 327:1,24


    (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)
    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.

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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 404:12


    (Appetites to be abandoned)
    If the evil is over in the repentant mortal mind, while its effects still remain on the individual, you can remove this disorder as God's law is fulfilled and reformation cancels the crime. The healthy sinner is the hardened sinner.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 343:25-28


    (Example of the disciples)
    Anciently those apostles who were Jesus' students, as well as Paul who was not one of his students, healed the sick and reformed the sinner by their religion.

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.


Section 5


II Peter 2:9

    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:

***
Hebrews 10:23,26-29

    23 Let us hold fast the profession
of our faith without wavering; (for he
is faithful that promised;)

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

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

    28 He that despised Moses' law died
without mercy under two or three
witnesses:

    29 Of how much sorer punishment,
suppose ye, shall he be thought
worthy, who hath trodden under foot
the Son of God, and hath counted the
blood of the covenant, wherewith he
was sanctified, an unholy thing, and
hath done despite unto the Spirit of
grace?

***
John 5:22,23

    22 For the Father judgeth no man,
but hath committed all judgment unto
the Son:

    23 That all men should honour the
Son, even as they honour the Father.
He that honoureth not the Son
honoureth not the Father which hath
sent him.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 291:28


    (Day of judgment)
    No final judgment awaits mortals, for the judgment-day of wisdom comes hourly and continually, even the judgment by which mortal man is divested of all material error. As for spiritual error there is none.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 430:17


    (A mental court case)
    Suppose a mental case to be on trial, as cases are tried in court. A man is charged with having committed liver-complaint. The patient feels ill, ruminates, and the trial commences. Personal Sense is the plaintiff. Mortal Man is the defendant. False Belief is the attorney for Personal Sense. Mortal Minds, Materia Medica, Anatomy, Physiology, Hypnotism, Envy, Greed and Ingratitude, constitute the jury. The courtroom is filled with interested spectators, and Judge Medicine is on the bench.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 432:16

    The Judge asks if by doing good to his neighbor, it is possible for man to become diseased, transgress the laws, and merit punishment, and Governor Mortality replies in the affirmative.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 433:18,31-14

    (Mortal Man sentenced)
    Judge Medicine then proceeds to pronounce the solemn sentence of death upon the prisoner. Because he has loved his neighbor as himself, Mortal Man has been guilty of benevolence in the first degree, and this has led him into the commission of the second crime, liver-complaint, which material laws condemn as homicide. For this crime Mortal Man is sentenced to be tortured until he is dead. "May God have mercy on your soul," is the Judge's solemn peroration.
    (Appeal to a higher tribunal)
    Ah! but Christ, Truth, the spirit of Life and the friend of Mortal Man, can open wide those prison doors and set the captive free. Swift on the wings of divine Love, there comes a despatch: "Delay the execution; the prisoner is not guilty." Consternation fills the prison-yard. Some exclaim, "It is contrary to law and justice." Others say, "The law of Christ supersedes our laws; let us follow Christ."
    (Counsel for defence)
    After much debate and opposition, permission is obtained for a trial in the Court of Spirit, where Christian Science is allowed to appear as counsel for the unfortunate prisoner. Witnesses, judges, and jurors, who were at the previous Court of Error, are now summoned to appear before the bar of Justice and eternal Truth.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 441:25

    (Charge of the Chief Justice)
    The Supreme Bench decides in favor of intelligence, that no law outside of divine Mind can punish or reward Mortal Man. Your personal jurors in the Court of Error are myths. Your attorney, False Belief, is an impostor, persuading Mortal Minds to return a verdict contrary to law and gospel. The plaintiff, Personal Sense, is recorded in our Book of books as a liar. Our great Teacher of mental jurisprudence speaks of him also as "a murderer from the beginning." We have no trials for sickness before the tribunal of divine Spirit. There, Man is adjudged innocent of transgressing physical laws, because there are no such laws. Our statute is spiritual, our Government is divine. "Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?"


Section 6


Leviticus 26:13,23,24

    13 I am the Lord your God, which
brought you forth out of the land of
Egypt, that ye should not be their
bondmen; and I have broken the bands
of your yoke, and made you go
upright.

    23 And if ye will not be reformed
by me by these things, but will walk
contrary unto me;

    24 Then will I also walk contrary
unto you, and will punish you yet
seven times for your sins.

***
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.

***
Mark 16:9

    9 #Now when Jesus was risen early
the first day of the week, he
appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out
of whom he had cast seven devils.

***
Revelation 15:1

    1 And I saw another sign in
heaven, great and marvellous, seven
angels having the seven last plagues;
for in them is filled up the wrath of
God.
Revelation 21:9-11,23

    9 And there came unto me one of the
seven angels which had the seven
vials full of the seven last plagues,
and talked with me, saying, Come
hither, I will shew thee the bride,
the Lamb's wife.

    10 And he carried me away in the
spirit to a great and high mountain,
and shewed me that great city, the
holy Jerusalem, descending out of
heaven from God,

    11 Having the glory of God: and her
light was like unto a stone most
precious, even like a jasper stone,
clear as crystal;

    23 And the city had no need of the
sun, neither of the moon, to shine in
it: for the glory of God did lighten
it, and the Lamb is the light
thereof.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 574:16-6


    (Vials of wrath and consolation)
    The beauty of this text is, that the sum total of human misery, represented by the seven angelic vials full of seven plagues, has full compensation in the law of Love. Note this, - that the very message, or swift-winged thought, which poured forth hatred and torment, brought also the experience which at last lifted the seer to behold the great city, the four equal sides of which were heaven-bestowed and heaven-bestowing.
    (Spiritual wedlock)
    Think of this, dear reader, for it will lift the sackcloth from your eyes, and you will behold the soft-winged dove descending upon you. 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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 218:32-2


    (Sickness akin to sin) When we wake to the truth of being, all disease, pain, weakness, weariness, sorrow, sin, death, will be unknown, and the mortal dream will forever cease.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 118:10


    (Leaven of Truth)
    Ages pass, but this leaven of Truth is ever at work. It must destroy the entire mass of error, and so be eternally glorified in man's spiritual freedom.

Subheadings in this lesson

18 1 - Image of the beast
18 1 - Spiritual ignorance
18 1 - Corporeal penalties
18 1 - The robe of Science
18 1 - Expiation by suffering
18 2 - Mortal man a mis-creator
18 2 - Action of mortal mind
18 2 - Embryonic sinful thoughts
18 2 - Causes of sickness
18 2 - Cleansing the mind
18 3 - Cumulative repentance
18 3 - Accidents unknown to God
18 3 - Sin and penalty
18 3 - -31- Evil not produced by God
18 4 - Conversion of Saul
18 4 - Moral courage
18 4 - Sorrow and reformation
18 4 - Appetites to be abandoned
18 4 - Example of the disciples
18 4 - Marvels and reformations
18 5 - Day of judgment
18 5 - A mental court case
18 5 - Mortal Man sentenced
18 5 - Appeal to a higher tribunal
18 5 - Counsel for defence
18 5 - Charge of the Chief Justice
18 6 - Vials of wrath and consolation
18 6 - Spiritual wedlock
18 6 - Sickness akin to sin
18 6 - Leaven of Truth


May 3,1903

Subject: 19

ADAM AND FALLEN MAN.

o3oo



-- Golden Text --

Romans 5:15

    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.


Responsive Reading


Romans 1:16-21,28-32

    16 For I am not ashamed of the
gospel of Christ: for it is the power
of God unto salvation to every one
that believeth; to the Jew first, and
also to the Greek.

    17 For therein is the righteousness
of God revealed from faith to faith:
as it is written, The just shall live
by faith.

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

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

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

    21 Because that, when they knew
God, they glorified him not as God,
neither were thankful; but became
vain in their imaginations, and their
foolish heart was darkened.

    28 And even as they did not like to
retain God in their knowledge, God
gave them over to a reprobate mind,
to do those things which are not
convenient;

    29 Being filled with all
unrighteousness, fornication,
wickedness, covetousness,
maliciousness; full of envy, murder,
debate, deceit, malignity;
whisperers,

    30 Backbiters, haters of God,
despiteful, proud, boasters,
inventors of evil things, disobedient
to parents,

    31 Without understanding, covenant
breakers, without natural affection,
implacable, unmerciful:

    32 Who knowing the judgment of God,
that they which commit such things
are worthy of death, not only do the
same, but have pleasure in them that
do them.


Section 1


Genesis 2:7-9,16,17

    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.

    8 #And the Lord God planted a
garden eastward in Eden; and there he
put the man whom he had formed.

    9 And out of the ground made the
Lord God to grow every tree that is
pleasant to the sight, and good for
food; the tree of life also in the
midst of the garden, and the tree of
knowledge of good and evil.

    16 And the Lord God commanded the
man, saying, Of every tree of the
garden thou mayest freely eat:

    17 But of the tree of the knowledge
of good and evil, thou shalt not eat
of it: for in the day that thou
eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

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:

    4 And the days of Adam after he had
begotten Seth were eight hundred
years: and he begat sons and
daughters:

    5 And all the days that Adam lived
were nine hundred and thirty years:
and he died.

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.

580:21 Chapter 17: Glossary
(ADAM)

    The name Adam represents the false supposition that Life is not eternal, but has beginning and end; that the infinite enters the finite, that intelligence passes into non-intelligence, and that Soul dwells in material sense; that immortal Mind results in matter, and matter in mortal mind; that the one God and creator entered what He created, and then disappeared in the atheism of matter.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 523:14


    (Distinct documents)
    It may be worth while here to remark that, according to the best scholars, there are clear evidences of two distinct documents in the early part of the book of Genesis. One is called the Elohistic, because the Supreme Being is therein called Elohim. The other document is called the Jehovistic, because Deity therein is always called Jehovah, - or Lord God, as our common version translates it.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 524:13-20

    (Creation reversed)
    Genesis ii. 7. And the Lord God [Jehovah] formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.



    Did the divine and infinite Principle become a finite deity, that He should now be called Jehovah? With a single command, Mind had made man, both male and female. How then could a material organization become the basis of man?

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 525:1

    Does Mind, God, enter matter to become there a mortal sinner, animated by the breath of God? In this narrative, the validity of matter is opposed, not the validity of Spirit or Spirit's creations. Man reflects God; mankind represents the Adamic race, and is a human, not a divine, creation.


Section 2


Genesis 2:21,22

    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.

***
Psalm 90:5,6

    5 Thou carriest them away as with a
flood; they are as a sleep: in the
morning they are like grass which
groweth up.

    6 In the morning it flourisheth,
and groweth up; in the evening it is
cut down, and withereth.

***
Romans 13:12-14

    12 The night is far spent, the day
is at hand: let us therefore cast off
the works of darkness, and let us put
on the armour of light.

    13 Let us walk honestly, as in the
day; not in rioting and drunkenness,
not in chambering and wantonness, not
in strife and envying.

    14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus
Christ, and make not provision for
the flesh, to fulfil the lusts
thereof.

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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 306:32


    (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 - 307:31

    (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."

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.


Section 3


John 8:34,38-40,43,44

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


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

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

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

    43 Why do ye not understand my
speech? even because ye cannot hear
my word.

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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 544:21


    (Material personality)
    The serpent is supposed to say, "Ye shall be as gods," but these gods must be evolved from materiality and be the very antipodes of immortal and spiritual being. Man is the likeness of Spirit, but a material personality is not this likeness. Therefore man, in this allegory, is neither a lesser god nor the image and likeness of the one God.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 263:1-5


    (Human egotism)
    Mortals are egotists. They believe themselves to be independent workers, personal authors, and even privileged originators of something which Deity would not or could not create. The creations of mortal mind are material.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 532:10


    (Progeny cursed) Adam and his progeny were cursed, not blessed; and this indicates that the divine Spirit, or Father, condemns material man and remands him to dust.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 214:9


    (Adam and the senses)
    Adam, represented in the Scriptures as formed from dust, is an object-lesson for the human mind. The material senses, like Adam, originate in matter and return to dust, - are proved non-intelligent. They go out as they came in, for they are still the error, not the truth of being. When it is learned that the spiritual sense, and not the material, conveys the impressions of Mind to man, then being will be understood and found to be harmonious.


Section 4


Ephesians 4:17-24

    17 This I say therefore, and
testify in the Lord, that ye
henceforth walk not as other Gentiles
walk, in the vanity of their mind,

    18 Having the understanding
darkened, being alienated from the
life of God through the ignorance
that is in them, because of the
blindness of their heart:

    19 Who being past feeling have
given themselves over unto
lasciviousness, to work all
uncleanness with greediness.

    20 But ye have not so learned
Christ;

    21 If so be that ye have heard him,
and have been taught by him, as the
truth is in Jesus:

    22 That ye put off concerning the
former conversation the old man,
which is corrupt according to the
deceitful lusts;

    23 And be renewed in the spirit of
your mind;

    24 And that ye put on the new man,
which after God is created in
righteousness and true holiness.

***
Colossians 3:9,10

    9 Lie not one to another, seeing
that ye have put off the old man with
his deeds;

    10 And have put on the new man,
which is renewed in knowledge after
the image of him that created him:

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 172:15


    (Degrees of development)
    If man was first a material being, he must have passed through all the forms of matter in order to become man. If the material body is man, he is a portion of matter, or dust. On the contrary, man is the image and likeness of Spirit; and the belief that there is Soul in sense or Life in matter obtains in mortals, alias mortal mind, to which the apostle refers when he says that we must "put off the old man."

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 345:21,31


    (Contradictions not found)
    Anybody, who is able to perceive the incongruity between God's idea and poor humanity, ought to be able to discern the distinction (made by Christian Science) between God's man, made in His image, and the sinning race of Adam.
    (God's idea the ideal man)
    It is not the purpose of Christian Science to "educate the idea of God, or treat it for disease," as is alleged by one critic. I regret that such criticism confounds man with Adam. When man is spoken of as made in God's image, it is not sinful and sickly mortal man who is referred to, but the ideal man, reflecting God's likeness.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 369:30-5


    (No healing in sin)
    No man is physically healed in wilful error or by it, any more than he is morally saved in or by sin. It is error even to murmur or to be angry over sin. To be every whit whole, man must be better spiritually as well as physically. To be immortal, we must forsake the mortal sense of things, turn from the lie of false belief to Truth, and gather the facts of being from the divine Mind.


Section 5


I Timothy 2:13,14

    13 For Adam was first formed, then
Eve.

    14 And Adam was not deceived, but
the woman being deceived was in the
transgression.

***
Genesis 3:13-15

    13 And the Lord God said unto the
woman, What is this that thou hast
done? And the woman said, The serpent
beguiled me, and I did eat.

    14 And the Lord God said unto the
serpent, Because thou hast done this,
thou art cursed above all cattle, and
above every beast of the field; upon
thy belly shalt thou go, and dust
shalt thou eat all the days of thy
life:

    15 And I will put enmity between
thee and the woman, and between thy
seed and her seed; it shall bruise
thy head, and thou shalt bruise his
heel.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 533:26


    (False womanhood)
    Truth, cross-questioning man as to his knowledge of error, finds woman the first to confess her fault. She says, "The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat;" as much as to say in meek penitence, "Neither man nor God shall father my fault." She has already learned that corporeal sense is the serpent. Hence she is first to abandon the belief in the material origin of man and to discern spiritual creation. This hereafter enabled woman to be the mother of Jesus and to behold at the sepulchre the risen Saviour, who was soon to manifest the deathless man of God's creating. This enabled woman to be first to interpret the Scriptures in their true sense, which reveals the spiritual origin of man.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 268:9


    (Materialistic challenge)
    Materialistic hypotheses challenge metaphysics to meet in final combat. In this revolutionary period, like the shepherd-boy - with his sling, woman goes forth to battle with Goliath.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 534:24


    (Bruising sin's head)
    There will be greater mental opposition to the spiritual, scientific meaning of the Scriptures than there has ever been since the Christian era began. The serpent, material sense, will bite the heel of the woman, - will struggle to destroy the spiritual idea of Love; and the woman, this idea, will bruise the head of lust. The spiritual idea has given the understanding a foothold in Christian Science. The seed of Truth and the seed of error, of belief and of understanding, - yea, the seed of Spirit and the seed of matter, - are the wheat and tares which time will separate, the one to be burned, the other to be garnered into heavenly places.


Section 6


Romans 5:13-17

    13 (For until the law sin was in
the world: but sin is not imputed
when there is no law.

    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.

    16 And not as it was by one that
sinned, so is the gift: for the
judgment was by one to condemnation,
but the free gift is of many offences
unto justification.

    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.)

***
I Corinthians 15:21-24

    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.

    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.

***
Revelation 1:5(begin Unto),6

***
Unto him that loved us, and washed us
from our sins in his own blood,

    6 And hath made us kings and
priests unto God and his Father; to
him be glory and dominion for ever
and ever. Amen.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 545:31-3


    (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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 534:12(begin The Son)

    (Spirit and flesh) The Son of the Virgin-mother unfolded the remedy for Adam, or error; and the Apostle Paul explains this warfare between the idea of divine power, which Jesus presented, and mythological material intelligence called energy and opposed to Spirit.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 29:20-26


    (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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 26:10-14

    (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.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 347:14


    (Essential element of Christianity)
    Christ, as the spiritual or true idea of God, comes now as of old, preaching the gospel to the poor, healing the sick, and casting out evils. Is it error which is restoring an essential element of Christianity, - namely, apostolic, divine healing? No; it is the Science of Christianity which is restoring it, and is the light shining in darkness, which the darkness comprehends not.

Subheadings in this lesson

19 1 - Adam
19 1 - Distinct documents
19 1 - Creation reversed
19 2 - The Christian's privilege
19 2 - The serpent's whisper
19 2 - The great question
19 2 - Dwelling in dreamland
19 3 - Material personality
19 3 - Human egotism
19 3 - Progeny cursed
19 3 - Adam and the senses
19 4 - Degrees of development
19 4 - Contradictions not found
19 4 - God's idea the ideal man
19 4 - No healing in sin
19 5 - False womanhood
19 5 - Materialistic challenge
19 5 - Bruising sin's head
19 6 - Mortality mythical
19 6 - Spirit and flesh
19 6 - Spiritual conception
19 6 - Christ's demonstration
19 6 - Essential element of Christianity


May 10,1903

Subject: 20

MORTALS AND IMMORTALS.

3ooo



-- Golden Text --

Psalm 24:3,4

    3 Who shall ascend into the hill of
the Lord? or who shall stand in his
holy place?

    4 He that hath clean hands, and a
pure heart; who hath not lifted up
his soul unto vanity, nor sworn
deceitfully.


Responsive Reading


Psalm 28:1-3,5-9

    1 Unto thee will I cry, O Lord my
rock; be not silent to me: lest, if
thou be silent to me, I become like
them that go down into the pit.

    2 Hear the voice of my
supplications, when I cry unto thee,
when I lift up my hands toward thy
holy oracle.

    3 Draw me not away with the wicked,
and with the workers of iniquity,
which speak peace to their
neighbours, but mischief is in their
hearts.

    5 Because they regard not the works
of the Lord, nor the operation of his
hands, he shall destroy them, and not
build them up.

    6 Blessed be the Lord, because he
hath heard the voice of my
supplications.

    7 The Lord is my strength and my
shield; my heart trusted in him, and
I am helped: therefore my heart
greatly rejoiceth; and with my song
will I praise him.

    8 The Lord is their strength, and
he is the saving strength of his
anointed.

    9 Save thy people, and bless thine
inheritance: feed them also, and lift
them up for ever.
Psalm 36:5-9

    5 Thy mercy, O Lord, is in the
heavens; and thy faithfulness
reacheth unto the clouds.

    6 Thy righteousness is like the
great mountains; thy judgments are a
great deep: O Lord, thou preservest
man and beast.

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

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

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


Section 1


Job 14:1

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

***
Psalm 51:5,10

    5 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity;
and in sin did my mother conceive me.


    10 Create in me a clean heart, O
God; and renew a right spirit within
me.

***
Romans 7:18,19

    18 For I know that in me (that is,
in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing:
for to will is present with me; but
how to perform that which is good I
find not.

    19 For the good that I would I do
not: but the evil which I would not,
that I do.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 478:23-7

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


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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 538:30


    (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.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 263:11,27


    (Mortal man a mis-creator) Carnal beliefs defraud us. They make man an involuntary hypocrite, - producing evil when he would create good, forming deformity when he would outline grace and beauty, injuring those whom he would bless. He becomes a general mis-creator, who believes he is a semi-god. His "touch turns hope to dust, the dust we all have trod." He might say in Bible language: "The good that I would, I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do."
    (No new creation)
    The multiplication of a human and mortal sense of persons and things is not creation. A sensual thought, like an atom of dust thrown into the face of spiritual immensity, is dense blindness instead of a scientific eternal consciousness of creation.


Section 2


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.
Proverbs 4:16,17

    16 For they sleep not, except they
have done mischief; and their sleep is
taken away, unless they cause some to
fall.

    17 For they eat the bread of
wickedness, and drink the wine of
violence.

***
Psalm 73:7-9

    7 Their eyes stand out with
fatness: they have more than heart
could wish.

    8 They are corrupt, and speak
wickedly concerning oppression: they
speak loftily.

    9 They set their mouth against the
heavens, and their tongue walketh
through the earth.
Psalm 52:1,3

    1 Why boastest thou thyself in
mischief, O mighty man? the goodness
of God endureth continually.

    3 Thou lovest evil more than good;
and lying rather than to speak
righteousness.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 475:31-4

(14) Question: What is man?
ADAM = That which is not the image and likeness of good, but a material belief, opposed to the one Mind, or Spirit.
Topic: Unreality


    (Man unfallen)
    A mortal sinner is not God's man. Mortals are the counterfeits of immortals. They are the children of the wicked one, or the one evil, which declares that man begins in dust or as a material embryo.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 267:19-22


    (Waymarks to eternal Truth)
    When examined in the light of divine Science, mortals present more than is detected upon the surface, since inverted thoughts and erroneous beliefs must be counterfeits of Truth.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 476:13

(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


    (Mortals are not immortals)
    Mortals are not fallen children of God. They never had a perfect state of being, which may subsequently be regained. They were, from the beginning of mortal history, "conceived in sin and brought forth in iniquity." Mortality is finally swallowed up in immortality. Sin, sickness, and death must disappear to give place to the facts which belong to immortal man.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 252:16-26


    (Eternal man recognized)
    Material sense lifts its voice with the arrogance of reality and says:
    (Testimony of sense)
    I am wholly dishonest, and no man knoweth it. I can cheat, lie, commit adultery, rob, murder, and I elude detection by smooth-tongued villainy. Animal in propensity, deceitful in sentiment, fraudulent in purpose, I mean to make my short span of life one gala day. What a nice thing is sin! How sin succeeds, where the good purpose waits! The world is my kingdom. I am enthroned in the gorgeousness of matter.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 541:16


    (Spiritual and material)
    The erroneous belief that life, substance, and intelligence can be material ruptures the life and brotherhood of man at the very outset.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 533:23

    (The beguiling first lie)
    The belief in material life and intelligence is growing worse at every step, but error has its suppositional day and multiplies until the end thereof.


Section 3


Psalm 83:1-5

    1 Keep not thou silence, O God:
hold not thy peace, and be not still,
O God.

    2 For, lo, thine enemies make a
tumult: and they that hate thee have
lifted up the head.

    3 They have taken crafty counsel
against thy people, and consulted
against thy hidden ones.

    4 They have said, Come, and let us
cut them off from being a nation; that
the name of Israel may be no more in
remembrance.

    5 For they have consulted together
with one consent: they are confederate
against thee:

***
Romans 8:7,8

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

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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 224:32


    (Mental emancipation) What is this supposed power, which opposes itself to God? Whence cometh it? What is it that binds man with iron shackles to sin, sickness, and death? Whatever enslaves man is opposed to the divine government. Truth makes man free.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 110:32


    (Mystical antagonists)
    No analogy exists between the vague hypotheses of agnosticism, pantheism, theosophy, spiritualism, or millenarianism and the demonstrable truths of Christian Science; and I find the will, or sensuous reason of the human mind, to be opposed to the divine Mind as expressed through divine Science.

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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 270:22-27


    (Prophetic ignorance)
    The pride of priesthood is the prince of this world. It has nothing in Christ. Meekness and charity have divine authority. Mortals think wickedly; consequently they are wicked. They think sickly thoughts, and so become sick. If sin makes sinners, Truth and Love alone can unmake them.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 280:30

    (Sensationless body)
    The only excuse for entertaining human opinions and rejecting the Science of being is our mortal ignorance of Spirit, - ignorance which yields only to the understanding of divine Science, the understanding by which we enter into the kingdom of Truth on earth and learn that Spirit is infinite and supreme. Spirit and matter no more commingle than light and darkness. When one appears, the other disappears.


Section 4


I Corinthians 15:47,49,53

    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.

    53 For this corruptible must put on
incorruption, and this mortal must
put on immortality.

***
Colossians 3:2,5-7

    2 Set your affection on things
above, not on things on the earth.

    5 Mortify therefore your members
which are upon the earth;
fornication, uncleanness, inordinate
affection, evil concupiscence, and
covetousness, which is idolatry:

    6 For which things' sake the wrath
of God cometh on the children of
disobedience:

    7 In the which ye also walked some
time, when ye lived in them.

***
John 3:5-7

    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.

    7 Marvel not that I said unto thee,
Ye must be born again.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 72:12


    (Spirits obsolete)
    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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 253:32-8


    (Patience and final perfection)
    The divine demand, "Be ye therefore perfect," is scientific, and the human footsteps leading to perfection are indispensable. Individuals are consistent who, watching and praying, can "run, and not be weary; . . . walk, and not faint," who gain good rapidly and hold their position, or attain slowly and yield not to discouragement. God requires perfection, but not until the battle between Spirit and flesh is fought and the victory won.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 254:10,19

    When we wait patiently on God and seek Truth righteously, He directs our path. Imperfect mortals grasp the ultimate of spiritual perfection slowly; but to begin aright and to continue the strife of demonstrating the great problem of being, is doing much.
    But the human self must be evangelized. This task God demands us to accept lovingly to-day, and to abandon so fast as practical the material, and to work out the spiritual which determines the outward and actual.

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 68:30-10


    (God's creation intact)
    Proportionately as human generation ceases, the unbroken links of eternal, harmonious being will be spiritually discerned; and man, not of the earth earthly but coexistent with God, will appear. The scientific fact that man and the universe are evolved from Spirit, and so are spiritual, is as fixed in divine Science as is the proof that mortals gain the sense of health only as they lose the sense of sin and disease. Mortals can never understand God's creation while believing that man is a creator. God's children already created will be cognized only as man finds the truth of being. Thus it is that the real, ideal man appears in proportion as the false and material disappears.


Section 5


Psalm 100:3,5

    3 Know ye that the Lord he is God:
it is he that hath made us, and not we
ourselves; we are his people, and the
sheep of his pasture.

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

***
James 1:18

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

***
Romans 8:14

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

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 263:5


    (Human egotism)
    Immortal spiritual man alone represents the truth of creation.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 305:13


    (Human reflection)
    The verity that God's image is not a creator, though he reflects the creation of Mind, God, constitutes the underlying reality of reflection. "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."

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 336:9,25

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


Section 6


Psalm 91:1

    1 He that dwelleth in the secret
place of the most High shall abide
under the shadow of the Almighty.
Psalm 90:1,2

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

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

***
I John 4:13,16,17

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

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

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

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

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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 503:9-10


    (Spiritual harmony)
    The divine Principle and idea constitute spiritual harmony, - heaven and eternity.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 576:21


    (The shrine celestial) This kingdom of God "is within you," - is within reach of man's consciousness here, and the spiritual idea reveals it. In divine Science, man possesses this recognition of harmony consciously in proportion to his understanding of God.

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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 550:12

    (Deep-reaching interrogations)
    The true sense of being and its eternal perfection should appear now, even as it will hereafter.

Subheadings in this lesson

20 1 - Harmonious functions
20 1 - Immortal birthright
20 1 - Erroneous conception
20 1 - Mortal man a mis-creator
20 1 - No new creation
20 2 - Man unfallen
20 2 - Waymarks to eternal Truth
20 2 - Mortals are not immortals
20 2 - Eternal man recognized
20 2 - Testimony of sense
20 2 - Spiritual and material
20 2 - The beguiling first lie
20 3 - Mental emancipation
20 3 - Mystical antagonists
20 3 - Will-power an animal propensity
20 3 - Prophetic ignorance
20 3 - Sensationless body
20 4 - Spirits obsolete
20 4 - Patience and final perfection
20 4 - God's creation intact
20 5 - Human egotism
20 5 - Human reflection
20 5 - -22- The real manhood
20 5 - -24- God the parent Mind
20 6 - Spiritual harmony
20 6 - The shrine celestial
20 6 - New earth and no more sea
20 6 - Deep-reaching interrogations


May 17,1903

Subject: 21

SOUL AND BODY.

3ooo



-- Golden Text --

I Kings 8:27

    27 But will God indeed dwell on the
earth? behold, the heaven and heaven
of heavens cannot contain thee; how
much less this house that I have
builded?


Responsive Reading


Luke 24:36-40,45-51

    36 #And as they thus spake, Jesus
himself stood in the midst of them,
and saith unto them, Peace be unto
you.

    37 But they were terrified and
affrighted, and supposed that they
had seen a spirit.

    38 And he said unto them, Why are
ye troubled? and why do thoughts
arise in your hearts?

    39 Behold my hands and my feet,
that it is I myself: handle me, and
see; for a spirit hath not flesh and
bones, as ye see me have.

    40 And when he had thus spoken, he
shewed them his hands and his feet.

    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.


Section 1


Deuteronomy 31:30

    30 And Moses spake in the ears of
all the congregation of Israel the
words of this song, until they were
ended.
Deuteronomy 32:1,3,4

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

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

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

***
Psalm 99:2,5

    2 The Lord is great in Zion; and he
is high above all the people.

    5 Exalt ye the Lord our God, and
worship at his footstool; for he is
holy.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 335:16-18(to .),22

  (- 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.
    Only by losing the false sense of Soul can we gain the eternal unfolding of Life as immortality brought to light.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 466:19-23

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


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 310:12,31


    (The central intelligence)
    The sun is not affected by the revolution of the earth. So Science reveals Soul as God, untouched by sin and death, - as the central Life and intelligence around which circle harmoniously all things in the systems of Mind.
    (Soul imperishable) There is neither growth, maturity, nor decay in Soul. These changes are the mutations of material sense, the varying clouds of mortal belief, which hide the truth of being.


Section 2


Isaiah 48:12,13

    12 #Hearken unto me, O Jacob and
Israel, my called; I am he; I am the
first, I also am the last.

    13 Mine hand also hath laid the
foundation of the earth, and my right
hand hath spanned the heavens: when I
call unto them, they stand up
together.
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.
Isaiah 51:16

    16 And I have put my words in thy
mouth, and I have covered thee in the
shadow of mine hand, that I may plant
the heavens, and lay the foundations
of the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou
art my people.
Isaiah 66:1

    1 Thus saith the Lord, The heaven
is my throne, and the earth is my
footstool: where is the house that ye
build unto me? and where is the place
of my rest?

***
Hebrews 3:4

    4 For every house is builded by
some man; but he that built all
things is God.
Hebrews 11:3

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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 509:16-17


    (Rarefaction of thought)
    God forms and peoples the universe.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 303:8-10


    (Mental propagation)
    The minutiae of lesser individualities reflect the one divine individuality and are comprehended in and formed by Spirit, not by material sensation.

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.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 124:14


    (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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 505:9


    (Spiritual firmament) The divine Mind, not matter, creates all identities, and they are forms of Mind, the ideas of Spirit apparent only as Mind, never as mindless matter nor the so-called material senses.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 306:21


    (Thought-forms)
    The myriad forms of mortal thought, made manifest as matter, are not more distinct nor real to the material senses than are the Soul-created forms to spiritual sense, which cognizes Life as permanent. Undisturbed amid the jarring testimony of the material senses, Science, still enthroned, is unfolding to mortals the immutable, harmonious, divine Principle, - is unfolding Life and the universe, ever present and eternal.


Section 3


Ecclesiastes 3:18-21

    18 I said in mine heart concerning
the estate of the sons of men, that
God might manifest them, and that
they might see that they themselves
are beasts.

    19 For that which befalleth the
sons of men befalleth beasts; even
one thing befalleth them: as the one
dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they
have all one breath; so that a man
hath no preeminence above a beast:
for all is vanity.

    20 All go unto one place; all are
of the dust, and all turn to dust
again.

    21 Who knoweth the spirit of man
that goeth upward, and the spirit of
the beast that goeth downward to the
earth?

***
Isaiah 50:10

    10 #Who is among you that feareth
the Lord, that obeyeth the voice of
his servant, that walketh in
darkness, and hath no light? let him
trust in the name of the Lord, and
stay upon his God.
Isaiah 51:6

    6 Lift up your eyes to the heavens,
and look upon the earth beneath: for
the heavens shall vanish away like
smoke, and the earth shall wax old
like a garment, and they that dwell
therein shall die in like manner: but
my salvation shall be for ever, and
my righteousness shall not be
abolished.

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 - 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.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 189:15-21


    (Ascending the scale)
    We call the body material; but it is as truly mortal mind, according to its degree, as is the material brain which is supposed to furnish the evidence of all mortal thought or things. The human mortal mind, by an inevitable perversion, makes all things start from the lowest instead of from the highest mortal thought.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 257:15


    (Matter is not substance)
    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."

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 163:32-16


    (Testimony of medical teachers)
    Dark and perplexed, our devious career resembles the groping of Homer's Cyclops around his cave."
    Sir John Forbes, M.D., F.R.S., Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, London, said:
    "No systematic or theoretical classification of diseases or of therapeutic agents, ever yet promulgated, is true, or anything like the truth, and none can be adopted as a safe guidance in practice."
    It is just to say that generally the cultured class of medical practitioners are grand men and women, therefore they are more scientific than are false claimants to Christian Science. But all human systems based on material premises are minus the unction of divine Science. Much yet remains to be said and done before all mankind is saved and all the mental microbes of sin and all diseased thought - germs are exterminated.


Section 4


Matthew 6:22

    22 The light of the body is the
eye: if therefore thine eye be
single, thy whole body shall be full
of light.

***
Romans 6:12-14

    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.

***
I Corinthians 9:24-27

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

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

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

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

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 167:26


    (Halfway success)
    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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 409:9-23


    (Dictation of error)
    Unconscious mortal mind - alias matter, brain - cannot dictate terms to consciousness nor say, "I am sick." The belief, that the unconscious substratum of mortal mind, termed the body, suffers and reports disease independently of this so-called conscious mind, is the error which prevents mortals from knowing how to govern their bodies.
    (So-called superiority)
    The so-called conscious mortal mind is believed to be superior to its unconscious substratum, matter, and the stronger never yields to the weaker, except through fear or choice. 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.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 149:26-31


    (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.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 162:4-13

    (Truth an alterative)
    Christian Science brings to the body the sunlight of Truth, which invigorates and purifies. Christian Science acts as an alterative, neutralizing error with Truth. It changes the secretions, expels humors, dissolves tumors, relaxes rigid muscles, restores carious bones to soundness. The effect of this Science is to stir the human mind to a change of base, on which it may yield to the harmony of the divine Mind.
    (Practical success)
    Experiments have favored the fact that Mind governs the body, not in one instance, but in every instance.


Section 5


Matthew 4:1-4

    1 Then was Jesus led up of the
Spirit into the wilderness to be
tempted of the devil.

    2 And when he had fasted forty days
and forty nights, he was afterward an
hungred.

    3 And when the tempter came to him,
he said, If thou be the Son of God,
command that these stones be made
bread.

    4 But he answered and said, It is
written, Man shall not live by bread
alone, but by every word that
proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

***
John 6:53,58,63

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

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

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

***
II Corinthians 4:11,14,16

    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.

    14 Knowing that he which raised up
the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also
by Jesus, and shall present us with
you.

    16 For which cause we faint not;
but though our outward man perish,
yet the inward man is renewed day by
day.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 124:32-20


    (Corporeal changes)
    The elements and functions of the physical body and of the physical world will change as mortal mind changes its beliefs. What is now considered the best condition for organic and functional health in the human body may no longer be found indispensable to health. Moral conditions will be found always harmonious and health-giving. Neither organic inaction nor overaction is beyond God's control; and man will be found normal and natural to changed mortal thought, and therefore more harmonious in his manifestations than he was in the prior states which human belief created and sanctioned.
    As human thought changes from one stage to another of conscious pain and painlessness, sorrow and joy, - from fear to hope and from faith to understanding, - the visible manifestation will at last be man governed by Soul, not by material sense. Reflecting God's government, man is self-governed. When subordinate to the divine Spirit, man cannot be controlled by sin or death, thus proving our material theories about laws of health to be valueless.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 125:31

    (Mortal nothingness)
    Thus matter will finally be proved nothing more than a mortal belief, wholly inadequate to affect a man through its supposed organic action or supposed existence. Error will be no longer used in stating truth. The problem of nothingness, or "dust to dust," will be solved, and mortal mind will be without form and void, for mortality will cease when man beholds himself God's reflection, even as man sees his reflection in a glass.


Section 6


Colossians 3:1

    1 If ye then be risen with Christ,
seek those things which are above,
where Christ sitteth on the right
hand of God.

***
Romans 13:12,14

    12 The night is far spent, the day
is at hand: let us therefore cast off
the works of darkness, and let us put
on the armour of light.

    14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus
Christ, and make not provision for
the flesh, to fulfil the lusts
thereof.

***
Ephesians 2:18,20,21

    18 For through him we both have
access by one Spirit unto the Father.


    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:

***
Philipians 3:21

    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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 241:13-14,27


    (Spirit transforms)
    The Bible teaches transformation of the body by the renewal of Spirit.
    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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 285:16


    (Material misconceptions) The belief that a material body is man is a false conception of man. The time has come for a finite conception of the infinite and of a material body as the seat of Mind to give place to a diviner sense of intelligence and its manifestations, - to the better understanding that Science gives of the Supreme Being, or divine Principle, and idea.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 203:27


    (Suicide and sin)
    The foam and fury of illegitimate living and of fearful and doleful dying should disappear on the shore of time; then the waves of sin, sorrow, and death beat in vain.

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 - 322:3


    (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. 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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 502:14


    (Deflection of being)
    Even thus the crude forms of human thought take on higher symbols and significations, when scientifically Christian views of the universe appear, illuminating time with the glory of eternity.



Subheadings in this lesson

21 1 - -19- Soul and Spirit one
21 1 - Mankind redeemed
21 1 - The central intelligence
21 1 - Soul imperishable
21 2 - Rarefaction of thought
21 2 - Mental propagation
21 2 - Reflection of Spirit
21 2 - Right interpretation
21 2 - Spiritual firmament
21 2 - Thought-forms
21 3 - Mental and physical oneness
21 3 - Dwelling in dreamland
21 3 - Ascending the scale
21 3 - Matter is not substance
21 3 - Testimony of medical teachers
21 4 - Halfway success
21 4 - Dictation of error
21 4 - So-called superiority
21 4 - Tests in our day
21 4 - Truth an alterative
21 4 - Practical success
21 5 - Corporeal changes
21 5 - Mortal nothingness
21 6 - Spirit transforms
21 6 - Material misconceptions
21 6 - Suicide and sin
21 6 - Spiritual discovery
21 6 - Standpoints changed
21 6 - Deflection of being


May 24,1903

Subject: 22

ANCIENT AND MODERN NECROMANCY, ALIAS MESMERISM AND HYPNOTISM, DENOUNCED.

ooo3



-- Golden Text --

Revelation 12:12

    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.


Responsive Reading


Matthew 4:1-11

    1 Then was Jesus led up of the
Spirit into the wilderness to be
tempted of the devil.

    2 And when he had fasted forty days
and forty nights, he was afterward an
hungred.

    3 And when the tempter came to him,
he said, If thou be the Son of God,
command that these stones be made
bread.

    4 But he answered and said, It is
written, Man shall not live by bread
alone, but by every word that
proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

    5 Then the devil taketh him up into
the holy city, and setteth him on a
pinnacle of the temple,

    6 And saith unto him, If thou be
the Son of God, cast thyself down:
for it is written, He shall give his
angels charge concerning thee: and in
their hands they shall bear thee up,
lest at any time thou dash thy foot
against a stone.

    7 Jesus said unto him, It is
written again, Thou shalt not tempt
the Lord thy God.

    8 Again, the devil taketh him up
into an exceeding high mountain, and
sheweth him all the kingdoms of the
world, and the glory of them;

    9 And saith unto him, All these
things will I give thee, if thou wilt
fall down and worship me.

    10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get
thee hence, Satan: for it is written,
Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God,
and him only shalt thou serve.

    11 Then the devil leaveth him, and,
behold, angels came and ministered
unto him.


Section 1


Genesis 3:1-3,13-15

    1 Now the serpent was more subtil
than any beast of the field which the
Lord God had made. And he said unto
the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye
shall not eat of every tree of the
garden?

    2 And the woman said unto the
serpent, We may eat of the fruit of
the trees of the garden:

    3 But of the fruit of the tree
which is in the midst of the garden,
God hath said, Ye shall not eat of
it, neither shall ye touch it, lest
ye die.

    13 And the Lord God said unto the
woman, What is this that thou hast
done? And the woman said, The serpent
beguiled me, and I did eat.

    14 And the Lord God said unto the
serpent, Because thou hast done this,
thou art cursed above all cattle, and
above every beast of the field; upon
thy belly shalt thou go, and dust
shalt thou eat all the days of thy
life:

    15 And I will put enmity between
thee and the woman, and between thy
seed and her seed; it shall bruise
thy head, and thou shalt bruise his
heel.

***
II Corinthians 11:3

    3 But I fear, lest by any means, as
the serpent beguiled Eve through his
subtilty, so your minds should be
corrupted from the simplicity that is
in Christ.

594:1-8 Chapter 17: Glossary
(SERPENT)

    SERPENT (ophis, in Greek; nacash, in Hebrew). Subtlety; a lie; the opposite of Truth, named error; the first statement of mythology and idolatry; the belief in more than one God; animal magnetism; the first lie of limitation; finity; the first claim that there is an opposite of Spirit, or good, termed matter, or evil; the first delusion that error exists as fact; the first claim that sin, sickness, and death are the realities of life.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 529:21


    (Mythical serpent)
    Whence comes a talking, lying serpent to tempt the children of divine Love? The serpent enters into the metaphor only as evil. We have nothing in the animal kingdom which represents the species described, - a talking serpent, - and should rejoice that evil, by whatever figure presented, contradicts itself and has neither origin nor support in Truth and good. Seeing this, we should have faith to fight all claims of evil, because we know that they are worthless and unreal.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 563:18,27


    (The sting of the serpent)
    The Revelator sees that old serpent, whose name is devil or evil, holding untiring watch, that he may bite the heel of truth and seemingly impede the offspring of the spiritual idea, which is prolific in health, holiness, and immortality.
    (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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 534:24-30


    (Bruising sin's head)
    There will be greater mental opposition to the spiritual, scientific meaning of the Scriptures than there has ever been since the Christian era began. The serpent, material sense, will bite the heel of the woman, - will struggle to destroy the spiritual idea of Love; and the woman, this idea, will bruise the head of lust.


Section 2


Numbers 21:6,7,9

    6 And the Lord sent fiery serpents
among the people, and they bit the
people; and much people of Israel
died.

    7 #Therefore the people came to
Moses, and said, We have sinned, for
we have spoken against the Lord, and
against thee; pray unto the Lord,
that he take away the serpents from
us. And Moses prayed for the people.

    9 And Moses made a serpent of
brass, and put it upon a pole, and it
came to pass, that if a serpent had
bitten any man, when he beheld the
serpent of brass, he lived.

***
John 3:14

    14 #And as Moses lifted up the
serpent in the wilderness, even so
must the Son of man be lifted up:

***
Luke 10:17-19

    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.

***
Mark 16:17,18

    17 And these signs shall follow
them that believe; In my name shall
they cast out devils; they shall
speak with new tongues;

    18 They shall take up serpents; and
if they drink any deadly thing, it
shall not hurt them; they shall lay
hands on the sick, and they shall
recover.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 568:1-5


    (Warfare with error) 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.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 178:18


    (Animal magnetism destroyed)
    Mortal mind, acting from the basis of sensation in matter, is animal magnetism; but this so-called mind, from which comes all evil, contradicts itself, and must finally yield to the eternal Truth, or the divine Mind, expressed in Science. In proportion to our understanding of Christian Science, we are freed from the belief of heredity, of mind in matter or animal magnetism; and we disarm sin of its imaginary power in proportion to our spiritual understanding of the status of immortal being.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 375:11


    (Science versus hypnotism)
    The Christian Scientist demonstrates that divine Mind heals, while the hypnotist dispossesses the patient of his individuality in order to control him. No person is benefited by yielding his mentality to any mental despotism or malpractice. All unscientific mental practice is erroneous and powerless, and should be understood and so rendered fruitless. The genuine Christian Scientist is adding to his patient's mental and moral power, and is increasing his patient's spirituality while restoring him physically through divine Love.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 181:31


    (Not words but deeds)
    Any hypnotic power you may exercise will diminish your ability to become a Scientist, and vice versa. The act of healing the sick through divine Mind alone, of casting out error with Truth, shows your position as a Christian Scientist.


Section 3


John 8:44

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

***
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:

    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.

***
Ephesians 6:11-13

    11 Put on the whole armour of God,
that ye may be able to stand against
the wiles of the devil.

    12 For we wrestle not against flesh
and blood, but against
principalities, against powers,
against the rulers of the darkness of
this world, against spiritual
wickedness in high places.

    13 Wherefore take unto you the
whole armour of God, that ye may be
able to withstand in the evil day,
and having done all, to stand.

584:17-21 Chapter 17: Glossary
(DEVIL)

    DEVIL. Evil; a lie; error; neither corporeality nor mind; the opposite of Truth; a belief in sin, sickness, and death; animal magnetism or hypnotism; the lust of the flesh, which saith: "I am life and intelligence in matter.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 16:15


    (The prayer of Jesus Christ)
    In the phrase, "Deliver us from evil," the original properly reads, "Deliver us from the evil one." This reading strengthens our scientific apprehension of the petition, for Christian Science teaches us that "the evil one," or one evil, is but another name for the first lie and all liars.

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.

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.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 446:24-30


    (Iniquity overcome)
    Resisting evil, you overcome it and prove its nothingness. Not human platitudes, but divine beatitudes, reflect the spiritual light and might which heal the sick. The exercise of will brings on a hypnotic state, detrimental to health and integrity of thought. This must therefore be watched and guarded against.


Section 4


Matthew 9:32-34

    32 #As they went out, behold, they
brought to him a dumb man possessed
with a devil.

    33 And when the devil was cast out,
the dumb spake: and the multitudes
marvelled, saying, It was never so
seen in Israel.

    34 But the Pharisees said, He
casteth out devils through the prince
of the devils.

***
Acts 10:36-38

    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.

***
I John 3:8,10,23,24

    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.

    10 In this the children of God are
manifest, and the children of the
devil: whosoever doeth not
righteousness is not of God, neither
he that loveth not his brother.

    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.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 5:29


    (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. We cannot escape the penalty due for sin. The Scriptures say, that if we deny Christ, "he also will deny us."

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 185:22


    (Jesus and hypnotism)
    Jesus cast out evil and healed the sick, not only without drugs, but without hypnotism, which is the reverse of ethical and pathological Truth-power.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 442:16-22


    (Christ the great physician)
    Neither animal magnetism nor hypnotism enters into the practice of Christian Science, in which truth cannot be reversed, but the reverse of error is true. An improved belief cannot retrograde. When Christ changes a belief of sin or of sickness into a better belief, then belief melts into spiritual understanding, and sin, disease, and death disappear.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 135:11


    (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. When Christ cast out the devil of dumbness, "it came to pass, when the devil was gone out, the dumb spake." There is to-day danger of repeating the offence of the Jews by limiting the Holy One of Israel and asking: "Can God furnish a table in the wilderness?" What cannot God do?


Section 5


Revelation 12:3,4

    3 And there appeared another wonder
in heaven; and behold a great red
dragon, having seven heads and ten
horns, and seven crowns upon his
heads.

    4 And his tail drew the third part
of the stars of heaven, and did cast
them to the earth: and the dragon
stood before the woman which was
ready to be delivered, for to devour
her child as soon as it was born.
Revelation 17:7,8,14

    7 And the angel said unto me,
Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will
tell thee the mystery of the woman,
and of the beast that carrieth her,
which hath the seven heads and ten
horns.

    8 The beast that thou sawest was,
and is not; and shall ascend out of
the bottomless pit, and go into
perdition: and they that dwell on the
earth shall wonder, whose names were
not written in the book of life from
the foundation of the world, when
they behold the beast that was, and
is not, and yet is.

    14 These shall make war with the
Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome
them: for he is Lord of lords, and
King of kings: and they that are with
him are called, and chosen, and
faithful.

***
Psalm 91:13,14

    13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion
and adder: the young lion and the
dragon shalt thou trample under feet.


    14 Because he hath set his love
upon me, therefore will I deliver
him: I will set him on high, because
he hath known my name.

593:7 Chapter 17: Glossary
(RED DRAGON)

    RED DRAGON. Error; fear; inflammation; sensuality; subtlety; animal magnetism; envy; revenge.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 563:8-18


    (The dragon as a type) The great red dragon symbolizes a lie, - the belief that substance, life, and intelligence can be material. This dragon stands for the sum total of human error. The ten horns of the dragon typify the belief that matter has power of its own, and that by means of an evil mind in matter the Ten Commandments can be broken.
    (The sting of the serpent)
    The Revelator lifts the veil from this embodiment of all evil, and beholds its awful character; but he also sees the nothingness of evil and the allness of God.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 564:3,12-16,28

    (Animal tendency)
    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.
    (Malicious barbarity)
    The Revelator speaks of Jesus as the Lamb of God and of the dragon as warring against innocence. Since Jesus must have been tempted in all points, he, the immaculate, met and conquered sin in every form.
    (Doom of the dragon)
    The serpent is perpetually close upon the heel of harmony. From the beginning to the end, the serpent pursues with hatred the spiritual idea. 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.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 569:21

    (Expiation by suffering)
    The sin, which one has made his bosom companion, comes back to him at last with accelerated force, for the devil knoweth his time is short. 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 6


Revelation 7:9,10,15-17

    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.

    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.
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.

***
Isaiah 51:9,11

    9 #Awake, awake, put on strength, O
arm of the Lord; awake, as in the
ancient days, in the generations of
old. Art thou not it that hath cut
Rahab, and wounded the dragon?

    11 Therefore the redeemed of the
Lord shall return, and come with
singing unto Zion; and everlasting
joy shall be upon their head: they
shall obtain gladness and joy; and
sorrow and mourning shall flee away.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 567:7,18


    (Angelic offices)
    To infinite, ever-present Love, all is Love, and there is no error, no sin, sickness, nor death. Against Love, the dragon warreth not long, for he is killed by the divine Principle. Truth and Love prevail against the dragon because the dragon cannot war with them. Thus endeth the conflict between the flesh and Spirit.
    (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.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 96:4-5


    (The darkest hours of all)
    Love will finally mark the hour of harmony, and spiritualization will follow, for Love is Spirit.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 43:32


    (Divine victory)
    Love must triumph over hate. Truth and Life must seal the victory over error and death, before the thorns can be laid aside for a crown, the benediction follow, "Well done, good and faithful servant," and the supremacy of Spirit be demonstrated.

Subheadings in this lesson

22 1 - Mythical serpent
22 1 - The sting of the serpent
22 1 - Animal tendency
22 1 - Bruising sin's head
22 2 - Warfare with error
22 2 - Animal magnetism destroyed
22 2 - Science versus hypnotism
22 2 - Not words but deeds
22 3 - The prayer of Jesus Christ
22 3 - Mere negation
22 3 - Two infinite creators absurd
22 3 - Iniquity overcome
22 4 - Diabolism destroyed
22 4 - Jesus and hypnotism
22 4 - Christ the great physician
22 4 - Fear and sickness identical
22 5 - The dragon as a type
22 5 - The sting of the serpent
22 5 - Animal tendency
22 5 - Malicious barbarity
22 5 - Doom of the dragon
22 5 - Expiation by suffering
22 6 - Angelic offices
22 6 - Dragon cast down to earth
22 6 - The darkest hours of all
22 6 - Divine victory


May 31,1903

Subject: 23

GOD THE ONLY CAUSE AND CREATOR.

oo3o



-- Golden Text --

Jeremiah 51:10,15

    10 The Lord hath brought forth our
righteousness: come, and let us
declare in Zion the work of the Lord
our God.

    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.


Responsive Reading


Psalm 65

PSALM 65 To the chief
Musician, A Psalm and
Song of David

    1 Praise waiteth for thee, O God,
in Sion: and unto thee shall the vow
be performed.

    2 O thou that hearest prayer, unto
thee shall all flesh come.

    3 Iniquities prevail against me: as
for our transgressions, thou shalt
purge them away.

    4 Blessed is the man whom thou
choosest, and causest to approach
unto thee, that he may dwell in thy
courts: we shall be satisfied with
the goodness of thy house, even of
thy holy temple.

    5 By terrible things in
righteousness wilt thou answer us, O
God of our salvation; who art the
confidence of all the ends of the
earth, and of them that are afar off
upon the sea:

    6 Which by his strength setteth
fast the mountains; being girded with
power:

    7 Which stilleth the noise of the
seas, the noise of their waves, and
the tumult of the people.

    8 They also that dwell in the
uttermost parts are afraid at thy
tokens: thou makest the outgoings of
the morning and evening to rejoice.

    9 Thou visitest the earth, and
waterest it: thou greatly enrichest
it with the river of God, which is
full of water: thou preparest them
corn, when thou hast so provided for
it.

    10 Thou waterest the ridges thereof
abundantly: thou settlest the furrows
thereof: thou makest it soft with
showers: thou blessest the springing
thereof.

    11 Thou crownest the year with thy
goodness; and thy paths drop fatness.

    12 They drop upon the pastures of
the wilderness: and the little hills
rejoice on every side.

    13 The pastures are clothed with
flocks; the valleys also are covered
over with corn; they shout for joy,
they also sing.


Section 1


Psalm 75:1

    1 Unto thee, O God, do we give
thanks, unto thee do we give thanks:
for that thy name is near thy
wondrous works declare.
Psalm 86:9,10

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

    10 For thou art great, and doest
wondrous things: thou art God alone.
Psalm 76:8,9

    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.

***
Isaiah 61:10,11

    10 I will greatly rejoice in the
Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my
God; for he hath clothed me with the
garments of salvation, he hath
covered me with the robe of
righteousness, as a bridegroom
decketh himself with ornaments, and
as a bride adorneth herself with her
jewels.

    11 For as the earth bringeth forth
her bud, and as the garden causeth the
things that are sown in it to spring
forth; so the Lord God will cause
righteousness and praise to spring
forth before all the nations.

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.

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.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 170:22


    (Causation considered)
    Spiritual causation is the one question to be considered, for more than all others spiritual causation relates to human progress. The age seems ready to approach this subject, to ponder somewhat the supremacy of Spirit, and at least to touch the hem of Truth's garment.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 111:19


    (Pertinent proposal)
    A prize of one hundred pounds, offered in Oxford University, England, for the best essay on Natural Science, - an essay calculated to offset the tendency of the age to attribute physical effects to physical causes rather than to a final spiritual cause, - is one of many incidents which show that Christian Science meets a yearning of the human race for spirituality.

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

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

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 114:23-27

    (Causation mental)
    Christian Science explains all cause and effect as mental, not physical. It lifts the veil of mystery from Soul and body. It shows the scientific relation of man to God, disentangles the interlaced ambiguities of being, and sets free the imprisoned thought.


Section 2


Psalm 104:24

    24 O Lord, how manifold are thy
works! in wisdom hast thou made them
all: the earth is full of thy riches.

***
Job 5:8,9

    8 I would seek unto God, and unto
God would I commit my cause:

    9 Which doeth great things and
unsearchable; marvellous things
without number:
Job 28:20,23

    20 Whence then cometh wisdom? and
where is the place of understanding?

    23 God understandeth the way
thereof, and he knoweth the place
thereof.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 275:20


    (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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 283:4-6

    (Source of all life and action)
    Mind is the source of all movement, and there is no inertia to retard or check its perpetual and harmonious action.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 286:9

    (Salvation is through reform)
    The Master said, "No man cometh unto the Father [the divine Principle of being] but by me," Christ, Life, Truth, Love; for Christ says, "I am the way." Physical causation was put aside from first to last by this original man, Jesus. He knew that the divine Principle, Love, creates and governs all that is real.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 483:7

(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


    (True healing transcendent) Mind transcends all other power, and will ultimately supersede all other means in healing. In order to heal by Science, you must not be ignorant of the moral and spiritual demands of Science nor disobey them. Moral ignorance or sin affects your demonstration, and hinders its approach to the standard in Christian Science.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 379:4


    (Jurisdiction of Mind) The Christian Scientist finds only effects, where the ordinary physician looks for causes. The real jurisdiction of the world is in Mind, controlling every effect and recognizing all causation as vested in divine Mind.


Section 3


Psalm 127:1

    1 Except the Lord build the house,
they labour in vain that build it:
except the Lord keep the city, the
watchman waketh but in vain.

***
Jeremiah 22:13-16

    13 #Woe unto him that buildeth his
house by unrighteousness, and his
chambers by wrong; that useth his
neighbour's service without wages,
and giveth him not for his work;

    14 That saith, I will build me a
wide house and large chambers, and
cutteth him out windows; and it is
cieled with cedar, and painted with
vermilion.

    15 Shalt thou reign, because thou
closest thyself in cedar? did not thy
father eat and drink, and do judgment
and justice, and then it was well
with him?

    16 He judged the cause of the poor
and needy; then it was well with him:
was not this to know me? saith the
Lord.

***
Romans 16:17-19

    17 Now I beseech you, brethren,
mark them which cause divisions and
offences contrary to the doctrine
which ye have learned; and avoid
them.

    18 For they that are such serve not
our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own
belly; and by good words and fair
speeches deceive the hearts of the
simple.

    19 For your obedience is come
abroad unto all men. I am glad
therefore on your behalf: but yet I
would have you wise unto that which
is good, and simple concerning evil.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 270:5-10


    (Rejected theories)
    Matter and Mind are opposites. One is contrary to the other in its very nature and essence; hence both cannot be real. If one is real, the other must be unreal. Only by understanding that there is but one power, - not two powers, matter and Mind, - are scientific and logical conclusions reached.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 208:25-1


    (Sickness as only thought)
    Mind, not matter, is causation. A material body only expresses a material and mortal mind. A mortal man possesses this body, and he makes it harmonious or discordant according to the images of thought impressed upon it. You embrace your body in your thought, and you should delineate upon it thoughts of health, not of sickness. You should banish all thoughts of disease and sin and of other beliefs included in matter.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 230:11-16

    (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.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 119:1


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


Section 4


Isaiah 43:15

    15 I am the Lord, your Holy One,
the creator of Israel, your King.
Isaiah 40:28,29

    28 #Hast thou not known? hast thou
not heard, that the everlasting God,
the Lord, the Creator of the ends of
the earth, fainteth not, neither is
weary? there is no searching of his
understanding.

    29 He giveth power to the faint;
and to them that have no might he
increaseth strength.

***
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.

583:20 Chapter 17: Glossary
(CREATOR)

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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 507:28-6


    (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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 518:24-8

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



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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 521:4

    (Spiritual narrative)
    Here the inspired record closes its narrative of being that is without beginning or end. All that is made is the work of God, and all is good. We leave this brief, glorious history of spiritual creation (as stated in the first chapter of Genesis) in the hands of God, not of man, in the keeping of Spirit, not matter, - joyfully acknowledging now and forever God's supremacy, omnipotence, and omnipresence.


Section 5


Judges 13:2,3,6-13,24

    2 #And there was a certain man of
Zorah, of the family of the Danites,
whose name was Manoah; and his wife
was barren, and bare not.

    3 And the angel of the Lord
appeared unto the woman, and said
unto her, Behold now, thou art
barren, and bearest not: but thou
shalt conceive, and bear a son.

    6 #Then the woman came and told her
husband, saying, A man of God came
unto me, and his countenance was like
the countenance of an angel of God,
very terrible: but I asked him not
whence he was, neither told he me his
name:

    7 But he said unto me, Behold, thou
shalt conceive, and bear a son; and
now drink no wine nor strong drink,
neither eat any unclean thing: for
the child shall be a Nazarite to God
from the womb to the day of his
death.

    8 #Then Manoah intreated the Lord,
and said, O my Lord, let the man of
God which thou didst send come again
unto us, and teach us what we shall
do unto the child that shall be born.


    9 And God hearkened to the voice of
Manoah; and the angel of God came
again unto the woman as she sat in
the field: but Manoah her husband was
not with her.

    10 And the woman made haste, and
ran, and shewed her husband, and said
unto him, Behold, the man hath
appeared unto me, that came unto me
the other day.

    11 And Manoah arose, and went after
his wife, and came to the man, and
said unto him, Art thou the man that
spakest unto the woman? And he said,
I am.

    12 And Manoah said, Now let thy
words come to pass. How shall we
order the child, and how shall we do
unto him?

    13 And the angel of the Lord said
unto Manoah, Of all that I said unto
the woman let her beware.

    24 #And the woman bare a son, and
called his name Samson: and the child
grew, and the Lord blessed him.

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 69:6(begin Mortals)-25(to ?)


    (God's creation intact) Mortals can never understand God's creation while believing that man is a creator. God's children already created will be cognized only as man finds the truth of being. Thus it is that the real, ideal man appears in proportion as the false and material disappears. No longer to marry or to be "given in marriage" neither closes man's continuity nor his sense of increasing number in God's infinite plan. Spiritually to understand that there is but one creator, God, unfolds all creation, confirms the Scriptures, brings the sweet assurance of no parting, no pain, and of man deathless and perfect and eternal.
    If Christian Scientists educate their own offspring spiritually, they can educate others spiritually and not conflict with the scientific sense of God's creation. Some day the child will ask his parent: "Do you keep the First Commandment? Do you have one God and creator, or is man a creator?" If the father replies, "God creates man through man," the child may ask, "Do you teach that Spirit creates materially, or do you declare that Spirit is infinite, therefore matter is out of the question?"

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 263:20-28


    (No new creation)
    There can be but one creator, who has created all. Whatever seems to be a new creation, is but the discovery of some distant idea of Truth; else it is a new multiplication or self-division of mortal thought, as when some finite sense peers from its cloister with amazement and attempts to pattern the infinite.
    The multiplication of a human and mortal sense of persons and things is not creation.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 259:22

    (Immortal models)
    Mortal thought transmits its own images, and forms its offspring after human illusions. God, Spirit, works spiritually, not materially. Brain or matter never formed a human concept. Vibration is not intelligence; hence it is not a creator. Immortal ideas, pure, perfect, and enduring, are transmitted by the divine Mind through divine Science, which corrects error with truth and demands spiritual thoughts, divine concepts, to the end that they may produce harmonious results.


Section 6


Matthew 17:1-7

    1 And after six days Jesus taketh
Peter, James, and John his brother,
and bringeth them up into an high
mountain apart,

    2 And was transfigured before them:
and his face did shine as the sun,
and his raiment was white as the
light.

    3 And, behold, there appeared unto
them Moses and Elias talking with him.


    4 Then answered Peter, and said
unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us
to be here: if thou wilt, let us make
here three tabernacles; one for thee,
and one for Moses, and one for Elias.


    5 While he yet spake, behold, a
bright cloud overshadowed them: and
behold a voice out of the cloud,
which said, This is my beloved Son,
in whom I am well pleased; hear ye
him.

    6 And when the disciples heard it,
they fell on their face, and were sore
afraid.

    7 And Jesus came and touched them,
and said, Arise, and be not afraid.

***
John 1:15,18,32-34

    15 #John bare witness of him, and
cried, saying, This was he of whom I
spake, He that cometh after me is
preferred before me: for he was
before me.

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

    32 And John bare record, saying, I
saw the Spirit descending from heaven
like a dove, and it abode upon him.

    33 And I knew him not: but he that
sent me to baptize with water, the
same said unto me, Upon whom thou
shalt see the Spirit descending, and
remaining on him, the same is he
which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost.

    34 And I saw, and bare record that
this is the Son of God.

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


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 333:3-4,9-13

  (- MORTAL MIND - The belief that man is the offspring of mortals)


    (-12- Messiah or Christ)
    XII. The word Christ is not properly a synonym for Jesus, though it is commonly so used.
    Christ expresses God's spiritual, eternal nature. The name is synonymous with Messiah, and alludes to the spirituality which is taught, illustrated, and demonstrated in the life of which Christ Jesus was the embodiment.

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.

Subheadings in this lesson

23 1 - -6- The universal cause
23 1 - One primal cause
23 1 - Causation considered
23 1 - Pertinent proposal
23 1 - Antagonistic questions
23 1 - Causation mental
23 2 - The divine completeness
23 2 - Source of all life and action
23 2 - Salvation is through reform
23 2 - True healing transcendent
23 2 - Jurisdiction of Mind
23 3 - Rejected theories
23 3 - Sickness as only thought
23 3 - God never inconsistent
23 3 - Unescapable dilemma
23 4 - Ever-appearing creation
23 4 - Perfection of creation
23 4 - Infinity measureless
23 4 - Spiritual narrative
23 5 - God's creation intact
23 5 - No new creation
23 5 - Immortal models
23 6 - Divinity and humanity
23 6 - Spiritual idea revealed
23 6 - -12- Messiah or Christ
23 6 - -22- The real manhood


June 7,1903

Subject: 24

GOD THE PRESERVER OF MAN.

oo3o



-- Golden Text --

Joshua 24:17

    17 For the Lord our God, he it is
that brought us up and our fathers
out of the land of Egypt, from the
house of bondage, and which did those
great signs in our sight, and
preserved us in all the way wherein
we went, and among all the people
through whom we passed:


Responsive Reading


Nehemiah 9:6-15,23

    6 Thou, even thou, art Lord alone;
thou hast made heaven, the heaven of
heavens, with all their host, the
earth, and all things that are
therein, the seas, and all that is
therein, and thou preservest them
all; and the host of heaven
worshippeth thee.

    7 Thou art the Lord the God, who
didst choose Abram, and broughtest
him forth out of Ur of the Chaldees,
and gavest him the name of Abraham;

    8 And foundest his heart faithful
before thee, and madest a covenant
with him to give the land of the
Canaanites, the Hittites, the
Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the
Jebusites, and the Girgashites, to
give it, I say, to his seed, and hast
performed thy words; for thou art
righteous:

    9 And didst see the affliction of
our fathers in Egypt, and heardest
their cry by the Red sea;

    10 And shewedst signs and wonders
upon Pharaoh, and on all his
servants, and on all the people of
his land: for thou knewest that they
dealt proudly against them. So didst
thou get thee a name, as it is this
day.

    11 And thou didst divide the sea
before them, so that they went
through the midst of the sea on the
dry land; and their persecutors thou
threwest into the deeps, as a stone
into the mighty waters.

    12 Moreover thou leddest them in
the day by a cloudy pillar; and in
the night by a pillar of fire, to
give them light in the way wherein
they should go.

    13 Thou camest down also upon mount
Sinai, and spakest with them from
heaven, and gavest them right
judgments, and true laws, good
statutes and commandments:

    14 And madest known unto them thy
holy sabbath, and commandedst them
precepts, statutes, and laws, by the
hand of Moses thy servant:

    15 And gavest them bread from
heaven for their hunger, and
broughtest forth water for them out
of the rock for their thirst, and
promisedst them that they should go
in to possess the land which thou
hadst sworn to give them.

    23 Their children also multipliedst
thou as the stars of heaven, and
broughtest them into the land,
concerning which thou hadst promised
to their fathers, that they should go
in to possess it.


Section 1


Genesis 48:14-16

    14 And Israel stretched out his
right hand, and laid it upon
Ephraim's head, who was the younger,
and his left hand upon Manasseh's
head, guiding his hands wittingly;
for Manasseh was the firstborn.

    15 #And he blessed Joseph, and
said, God, before whom my fathers
Abraham and Isaac did walk, the God
which fed me all my life long unto
this day,

    16 The Angel which redeemed me from
all evil, bless the lads; and let my
name be named on them, and the name
of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and
let them grow into a multitude in the
midst of the earth.

***
II Samuel 22:1-3

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

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

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

***
Psalm 36:5-7

    5 Thy mercy, O Lord, is in the
heavens; and thy faithfulness
reacheth unto the clouds.

    6 Thy righteousness is like the
great mountains; thy judgments are a
great deep: O Lord, thou preservest
man and beast.

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

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 112:16


    (Unchanging Principle)
    From the infinite One in Christian Science comes one Principle and its infinite idea, and with this infinitude come spiritual rules, laws, and their demonstration, which, like the great Giver, are "the same yesterday, and to-day, and forever;" for thus are the divine Principle of healing and the Christ-idea characterized in the epistle to the Hebrews.

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

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

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.

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.


Section 2


Job 7:20

    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?
Job 10:12

    12 Thou hast granted me life and
favour, and thy visitation hath
preserved my spirit.

***
Psalm 40:11-13

    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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 482:27

(17) Question: Is it important to understand these explanations in order to heal the sick?
ADAM = Unreality as opposed to the great reality of spiritual existence and creation.
Topic: Probation after Death


    (Sickness erroneous) Error will not expel error. Christian Science is the law of Truth, which heals the sick on the basis of the one Mind or God. It can heal in no other way, since the human, mortal mind so-called is not a healer, but causes the belief in disease.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 378:22-28


    (Disease powerless)
    Disease is not an intelligence to dispute the empire of Mind or to dethrone Mind and take the government into its own hands. Sickness is not a God-given, nor a self-constituted material power, which copes astutely with Mind and finally conquers it. God never endowed matter with power to disable Life or to chill harmony with a long and cold night of discord.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 148:25-5


    (Physiology deficient)
    Physiology exalts matter, dethrones Mind, and claims to rule man by material law, instead of spiritual. When physiology fails to give health or life by this process, it ignores the divine Spirit as unable or unwilling to render help in time of physical need. When mortals sin, this ruling of the schools leaves them to the guidance of a theology which admits God to be the healer of sin but not of sickness, although our great Master demonstrated that Truth could save from sickness as well as from sin.
    (Blunders and blunderers)
    Mind as far outweighs drugs in the cure of disease as in the cure of sin. The more excellent way is divine Science in every case.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 157:1

    (A stately advance)
    Christian Science deals wholly with the mental cause in judging and destroying disease. It succeeds where homoeopathy fails, solely because its one recognized Principle of healing is Mind, and the whole force of the mental element is employed through the Science of Mind, which never shares its rights with inanimate matter.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 145:16-17

    (Mystery of godliness)
    Scientific healing has this advantage over other methods, - that in it Truth controls error.


Section 3


Psalm 27:1

    1 The Lord is my light and my
salvation; whom shall I fear? the
Lord is the strength of my life; of
whom shall I be afraid?
Psalm 23:5,6

    5 Thou preparest a table before me
in the presence of mine enemies: thou
anointest my head with oil; my cup
runneth over.

    6 Surely goodness and mercy shall
follow me all the days of my life:
and I will dwell in the house of the
Lord for ever.

***
Habakkuk 3:17-19(to .)

    17 #Although the fig tree shall not
blossom, neither shall fruit be in
the vines; the labour of the olive
shall fail, and the fields shall
yield no meat; the flock shall be cut
off from the fold, and there shall be
no herd in the stalls:

    18 Yet I will rejoice in the Lord,
I will joy in the God of my salvation.


    19 The Lord God is my strength, and
he will make my feet like hinds'
feet, and he will make me to walk
upon mine high places.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 454:5


    (Impotence of hate)
    The understanding, even in a degree, of the divine All-power destroys fear, and plants the feet in the true path, - the path which leads to the house built without hands "eternal in the heavens." Human hate has no legitimate mandate and no kingdom. Love is enthroned. That evil or matter has neither intelligence nor power, is the doctrine of absolute Christian Science, and this is the great truth which strips all disguise from error.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 231:12


    (Destruction of all evil)
    If God makes sin, if good produces evil, if truth results in error, then Science and Christianity are helpless; but there are no antagonistic powers nor laws, spiritual or material, creating and governing man through perpetual warfare. God is not the author of mortal discords. Therefore we accept the conclusion that discords have only a fabulous existence, are mortal beliefs which divine Truth and Love destroy.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 273:29-3


    (Material knowledge illusive)
    Science shows that material, conflicting mortal opinions and beliefs emit the effects of error at all times, but this atmosphere of mortal mind cannot be destructive to morals and health when it is opposed promptly and persistently by Christian Science. Truth and Love antidote this mental miasma, and thus invigorate and sustain existence.


Section 4


Isaiah 43:2

    2 When thou passest through the
waters, I will be with thee; and
through the rivers, they shall not
overflow thee: when thou walkest
through the fire, thou shalt not be
burned; neither shall the flame
kindle upon thee.
Isaiah 12:2,3

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

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

***
John 4:10,11,13,14

    10 Jesus answered and said unto
her, If thou knewest the gift of God,
and who it is that saith to thee,
Give me to drink; thou wouldest have
asked of him, and he would have given
thee living water.

    11 The woman saith unto him, Sir,
thou hast nothing to draw with, and
the well is deep: from whence then
hast thou that living water?

    13 Jesus answered and said unto
her, Whosoever drinketh of this water
shall thirst again:

    14 But whosoever drinketh of the
water that I shall give him shall
never thirst; but the water that I
shall give him shall be in him a well
of water springing up into
everlasting life.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 207:23


    (One primal cause)
    Sin, sickness, disease, and death belong not to the Science of being. They are the errors, which presuppose the absence of Truth, Life, or Love.

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


    (Opposing testimony)
    The evidence of the physical senses often reverses the real Science of being, and so creates a reign of discord, - assigning seeming power to sin, sickness, and death; but the great facts of Life, rightly understood, defeat this triad of errors, contradict their false witnesses, and reveal the kingdom of heaven, - the actual reign of harmony on earth.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 264:15


    (Self-completeness)
    When we realize that Life is Spirit, never in nor of matter, this understanding will expand into self-completeness, finding all in God, good, and needing no other consciousness.

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.


Section 5


Genesis 45:4,5

    4 And Joseph said unto his
brethren, Come near to me, I pray
you. And they came near. And he said,
I am Joseph your brother, whom ye
sold into Egypt.

    5 Now therefore be not grieved, nor
angry with yourselves, that ye sold
me hither: for God did send me before
you to preserve life.

***
Judges 6:7-9

    7 #And it came to pass, when the
children of Israel cried unto the
Lord because of the Midianites,

    8 That the Lord sent a prophet unto
the children of Israel, which said
unto them, Thus saith the Lord God of
Israel, I brought you up from Egypt,
and brought you forth out of the
house of bondage;

    9 And I delivered you out of the
hand of the Egyptians, and out of the
hand of all that oppressed you, and
drave them out from before you, and
gave you their land;

***
Psalm 105:42,43

    42 For he remembered his holy
promise, and Abraham his servant.

    43 And he brought forth his people
with joy, and his chosen with
gladness:

***
Hebrews 11:32-34,39,40

    32 And what shall I more say? for
the time would fail me to tell of
Gedeon, and of Barak, and of Samson,
and of Jephthae; of David also, and
Samuel, and of the prophets:

    33 Who through faith subdued
kingdoms, wrought righteousness,
obtained promises, stopped the mouths
of lions,

    34 Quenched the violence of fire,
escaped the edge of the sword, out of
weakness were made strong, waxed
valiant in fight, turned to flight
the armies of the aliens.

    39 And these all, having obtained a
good report through faith, received
not the promise:

    40 God having provided some better
thing for us, that they without us
should not be made perfect.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 133:8-12


    (Faith according to works)
    In Egypt, it was Mind which saved the Israelites from belief in the plagues. In the wilderness, streams flowed from the rock, and manna fell from the sky. The Israelites looked upon the brazen serpent, and straightway believed that they were healed of the poisonous stings of vipers.

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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 243:4-13


    (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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 328:14-31


    (Promise perpetual)
    This understanding of man's power, when he is equipped by God, has sadly disappeared from Christian history. For centuries it has been dormant, a lost element of Christianity. Our missionaries carry the Bible to India, but can it be said that they explain it practically, as Jesus did, when hundreds of persons die there annually from serpent - bites? Understanding spiritual law and knowing that there is no material law, Jesus said: "These signs shall follow them that believe, . . . they shall take up serpents, and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them. They shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover." It were well had Christendom believed and obeyed this sacred saying.
    Jesus' promise is perpetual. Had it been given only to his immediate disciples, the Scriptural passage would read you, not they. The purpose of his great life - work extends through time and includes universal humanity.


Section 6


Luke 21:10,11,17,18

    10 Then said he unto them, Nation
shall rise against nation, and
kingdom against kingdom:

    11 And great earthquakes shall be
in divers places, and famines, and
pestilences; and fearful sights and
great signs shall there be from
heaven.

    17 And ye shall be hated of all men
for my name's sake.

    18 But there shall not an hair of
your head perish.

***
Revelation 15:1-4

    1 And I saw another sign in
heaven, great and marvellous, seven
angels having the seven last plagues;
for in them is filled up the wrath of
God.

    2 And I saw as it were a sea of
glass mingled with fire: and them
that had gotten the victory over the
beast, and over his image, and over
his mark, and over the number of his
name, stand on the sea of glass,
having the harps of God.

    3 And they sing the song of Moses
the servant of God, and the song of
the Lamb, saying, Great and
marvellous are thy works, Lord God
Almighty; just and true are thy ways,
thou King of saints.

    4 Who shall not fear thee, O Lord,
and glorify thy name? for thou only
art holy: for all nations shall come
and worship before thee; for thy
judgments are made manifest.
Revelation 22:3-5

    3 And there shall be no more curse:
but the throne of God and of the Lamb
shall be in it; and his servants
shall serve him:

    4 And they shall see his face; and
his name shall be in their foreheads.

    5 And there shall be no night
there; and they need no candle,
neither light of the sun; for the
Lord God giveth them light: and they
shall reign for ever and ever.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 96:4-27


    (The darkest hours of all)
    Love will finally mark the hour of harmony, and spiritualization will follow, for Love is Spirit. Before error is wholly destroyed, there will be interruptions of the general material routine. Earth will become dreary and desolate, but summer and winter, seedtime and harvest (though in changed forms), will continue unto the end, - until the final spiritualization of all things. "The darkest hour precedes the dawn."
    (Arena of contest)
    This material world is even now becoming the arena for conflicting forces. On one side there will be discord and dismay; on the other side there will be Science and peace. The breaking up of material beliefs may seem to be famine and pestilence, want and woe, sin, sickness, and death, which assume new phases until their nothingness appears. These disturbances will continue until the end of error, when all discord will be swallowed up in spiritual Truth.
    Mortal error will vanish in a moral chemicalization. This mental fermentation has begun, and will continue until all errors of belief yield to understanding. Belief is changeable, but spiritual understanding is changeless.
    (Millennial glory)
    As this consummation draws nearer, he who has shaped his course in accordance with divine Science will endure to the end.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 97:32

    (Christianity still rejected)
    Earth has no repayment for the persecutions which attend a new step in Christianity; but the spiritual recompense of the persecuted is assured in the elevation of existence above mortal discord and in the gift of divine Love.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 288:3


    (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.

Subheadings in this lesson

24 1 - Unchanging Principle
24 1 - Christian Science discovered
24 1 - Mission of Christian Science
24 1 - Perpetual motion
24 1 - Spirit intangible
24 2 - Sickness erroneous
24 2 - Disease powerless
24 2 - Physiology deficient
24 2 - Blunders and blunderers
24 2 - A stately advance
24 2 - Mystery of godliness
24 3 - Impotence of hate
24 3 - Destruction of all evil
24 3 - Material knowledge illusive
24 4 - One primal cause
24 4 - Opposing testimony
24 4 - Self-completeness
24 4 - Need and supply
24 5 - Faith according to works
24 5 - Christian history
24 5 - Ancient and modern miracles
24 5 - Promise perpetual
24 6 - The darkest hours of all
24 6 - Arena of contest
24 6 - Millennial glory
24 6 - Christianity still rejected
24 6 - The great conflict


June 21,1903

Subject: 25

IS THE UNIVERSE, INCLUDING MAN, EVOLVED BY ATOMIC FORCE?

o3oo



-- Golden Text --

Psalm 62:11

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


Responsive Reading


Job 37:5-7,10-19,23

    5 God thundereth marvellously with
his voice; great things doeth he,
which we cannot comprehend.

    6 For he saith to the snow, Be thou
on the earth; likewise to the small
rain, and to the great rain of his
strength.

    7 He sealeth up the hand of every
man; that all men may know his work.

    10 By the breath of God frost is
given: and the breadth of the waters
is straitened.

    11 Also by watering he wearieth the
thick cloud: he scattereth his bright
cloud:

    12 And it is turned round about by
his counsels: that they may do
whatsoever he commandeth them upon
the face of the world in the earth.

    13 He causeth it to come, whether
for correction, or for his land, or
for mercy.

    14 Hearken unto this, O Job: stand
still, and consider the wondrous works
of God.

    15 Dost thou know when God disposed
them, and caused the light of his
cloud to shine?

    16 Dost thou know the balancings of
the clouds, the wondrous works of him
which is perfect in knowledge?

    17 How thy garments are warm, when
he quieteth the earth by the south
wind?

    18 Hast thou with him spread out
the sky, which is strong, and as a
molten looking glass?

    19 Teach us what we shall say unto
him; for we cannot order our speech by
reason of darkness.

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


Section 1


Lamentations 3:37,38

    37 #Who is he that saith, and it
cometh to pass, when the Lord
commandeth it not?

    38 Out of the mouth of the most
High proceedeth not evil and good?

***
Habakkuk 2:18

    18 #What profiteth the graven image
that the maker thereof hath graven
it; the molten image, and a teacher
of lies, that the maker of his work
trusteth therein, to make dumb idols?

***
Isaiah 42:8

    8 I am the Lord: that is my name:
and my glory will I not give to
another, neither my praise to graven
images.
Isaiah 55:8

    8 #For my thoughts are not your
thoughts, neither are your ways my
ways, saith the Lord.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 268:6-11


    (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. Materialistic hypotheses challenge metaphysics to meet in final combat.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 124:3-19


    (Physical science a blind belief)
    Physical science (so-called) is human knowledge, - a law of mortal mind, a blind belief, a Samson shorn of his strength. When this human belief lacks organizations to support it, its foundations are gone. Having neither moral might, spiritual basis, nor holy Principle of its own, this belief mistakes effect for cause and seeks to find life and intelligence in matter, thus limiting Life and holding fast to discord and death. In a word, human belief is a blind conclusion from material reasoning. This is a mortal, finite sense of things, which immortal Spirit silences forever.
    (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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 467:23-3

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


    (Soul not confined in body)
    We reason imperfectly from effect to cause, when we conclude that matter is the effect of Spirit; but a priori reasoning shows material existence to be enigmatical. Spirit gives the true mental idea. We cannot interpret Spirit, Mind, through matter. Matter neither sees, hears, nor feels.
    (Sinlessness of Mind, Soul)
    Reasoning from cause to effect in the Science of Mind, we begin with Mind, which must be understood through the idea which expresses it and cannot be learned from its opposite, matter. Thus we arrive at Truth, or intelligence, which evolves its own unerring idea and never can be coordinate with human illusions.


Section 2


Genesis 2:6,7,16,17

    6 But there went up a mist from the
earth, and watered the whole face of
the ground.

    7 And the Lord God formed man of
the dust of the ground, and breathed
into his nostrils the breath of life;
and man became a living soul.

    16 And the Lord God commanded the
man, saying, Of every tree of the
garden thou mayest freely eat:

    17 But of the tree of the knowledge
of good and evil, thou shalt not eat
of it: for in the day that thou
eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

Genesis 7:21,22

    21 And all flesh died that moved
upon the earth, both of fowl, and of
cattle, and of beast, and of every
creeping thing that creepeth upon the
earth, and every man:

    22 All in whose nostrils was the
breath of life, of all that was in
the dry land, died.

***
Job 8:8,9,14,15

    8 For inquire, I pray thee, of the
former age, and prepare thyself to the
search of their fathers:

    9 (For we are but of yesterday, and
know nothing, because our days upon
earth are a shadow:)

    14 Whose hope shall be cut off, and
whose trust shall be a spider's web.

    15 He shall lean upon his house,
but it shall not stand: he shall hold
it fast, but it shall not endure.

***
Hosea 4:1,3

    1 Hear the word of the Lord, ye
children of Israel: for the Lord hath
a controversy with the inhabitants of
the land, because there is no truth,
nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in
the land.

    3 Therefore shall the land mourn,
and every one that dwelleth therein
shall languish, with the beasts of
the field, and with the fowls of
heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea
also shall be taken away.

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 - 545:11-17

    (Mental tillage)
    The notion of a material universe is utterly opposed to the theory of man as evolved from Mind. Such fundamental errors send falsity into all human doctrines and conclusions, and do not accord infinity to Deity. Error tills the whole ground in this material theory, which is entirely a false view, destructive to existence and happiness.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 547:15,25

    (Embryonic evolution)
    In its history of mortality, Darwin's theory of evolution from a material basis is more consistent than most theories. Briefly, this is Darwin's theory, - that Mind produces its opposite, matter, and endues matter with power to recreate the universe, including man. Material evolution implies that the great First Cause must become material, and afterwards must either return to Mind or go down into dust and nothingness.
    (True theory of the universe)
    The 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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 551:9

    (The ascent of species)
    One distinguished naturalist argues that mortals spring from eggs and in races. Mr. Darwin admits this, but he adds that mankind has ascended through all the lower grades of existence. 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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 279:6


    (Material mortality)
    The doom of matter establishes the conclusion that matter, slime, or protoplasm never originated in the immortal Mind, and is therefore not eternal. Matter is neither created by Mind nor for the manifestation and support of Mind.


Section 3


Psalm 75:1

    1 Unto thee, O God, do we give
thanks, unto thee do we give thanks:
for that thy name is near thy
wondrous works declare.
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.

***
Romans 1:20,21

    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:

    21 Because that, when they knew
God, they glorified him not as God,
neither were thankful; but became
vain in their imaginations, and their
foolish heart was darkened.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 337:22

  (- MORTAL MIND - Death)


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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 240:1


    (Some lessons from nature)
    Nature voices natural, spiritual law and divine Love, but human belief misinterprets nature. Arctic regions, sunny tropics, giant hills, winged winds, mighty billows, verdant vales, festive flowers, and glorious heavens, - all point to Mind, the spiritual intelligence they reflect. The floral apostles are hieroglyphs of Deity. Suns and planets teach grand lessons. The stars make night beautiful, and the leaflet turns naturally towards the light.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 479:29-2

(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


    (Spiritual reflection)
    Paul says: "For the invisible things of Him, from the creation of the world, are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made." (Romans i. 20.) When the substance of Spirit appears in Christian Science, the nothingness of matter is recognized.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 511:23


    (Soaring aspirations)
    To mortal mind, the universe is liquid, solid, and aeriform. Spiritually interpreted, rocks and mountains stand for solid and grand ideas. Animals and mortals metaphorically present the gradation of mortal thought, rising in the scale of intelligence, taking form in masculine, feminine, or neuter gender. The fowls, which fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven, correspond to aspirations soaring beyond and above corporeality to the understanding of the incorporeal and divine Principle, Love.


Section 4


Psalm 62:11

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

***
Isaiah 48:12,13

    12 #Hearken unto me, O Jacob and
Israel, my called; I am he; I am the
first, I also am the last.

    13 Mine hand also hath laid the
foundation of the earth, and my right
hand hath spanned the heavens: when I
call unto them, they stand up
together.

***
John 6:63

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 293:13-16


    (Elementary electricity)
    The material so-called gases and forces are counterfeits of the spiritual forces of divine Mind, whose potency is Truth, whose attraction is Love, whose adhesion and cohesion are Life, perpetuating the eternal facts of being.

o4oo Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked - 102:9-15


    (Mere negation)
    There is but one real attraction, that of Spirit. The pointing of the needle to the pole symbolizes this all-embracing power or the attraction of God, divine Mind.
    The planets have no more power over man than over his Maker, since God governs the universe; but man, reflecting God's power, has dominion over all the earth and its hosts.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 73:10


    (One government)
    God controls man, and God is the only Spirit. Any other control or attraction of so-called spirit is a mortal belief, which ought to be known by its fruit, - the repetition of evil.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 124:20-31


    (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.


Section 5


Psalm 119:89-91

    89 For ever, O Lord, thy word is
settled in heaven.

    90 Thy faithfulness is unto all
generations: thou hast established
the earth, and it abideth.

    91 They continue this day according
to thine ordinances: for all are thy
servants.

***
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.

***
Hebrews 11:3

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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 502:27


    (Ideas and identities)
    The creative Principle - Life, Truth, and Love - is God. The universe reflects God. There is but one creator and one creation. This creation consists of the unfolding of spiritual ideas and their identities, which are embraced in the infinite Mind and forever reflected. These ideas range from the infinitesimal to infinity, and the highest ideas are the sons and daughters of God.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 525:12-20


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



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



    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."

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 519:3

    (Perfection of creation) 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?


Section 6


Psalm 50:1,2

    1 The mighty God, even the Lord,
hath spoken, and called the earth
from the rising of the sun unto the
going down thereof.

    2 Out of Zion, the perfection of
beauty, God hath shined.
Psalm 96:6,9

    6 Honour and majesty are before
him: strength and beauty are in his
sanctuary.

    9 O worship the Lord in the beauty
of holiness: fear before him, all the
earth.
Psalm 112:4,6

    4 Unto the upright there ariseth
light in the darkness: he is
gracious, and full of compassion, and
righteous.

    6 Surely he shall not be moved for
ever: the righteous shall be in
everlasting remembrance.

***
Proverbs 12:28

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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 247:10-27


    (Eternal beauty)
    Beauty, as well as truth, is eternal; but the beauty of material things passes away, fading and fleeting as mortal belief. Custom, education, and fashion form the transient standards of mortals. Immortality, exempt from age or decay, has a glory of its own, - the radiance of Soul. Immortal men and women are models of spiritual sense, drawn by perfect Mind and reflecting those higher conceptions of loveliness which transcend all material sense.
    (The divine loveliness)
    Comeliness and grace are independent of matter. Being possesses its qualities before they are perceived humanly. Beauty is a thing of life, which dwells forever in the eternal Mind and reflects the charms of His goodness in expression, form, outline, and color. It is Love which paints the petal with myriad hues, glances in the warm sunbeam, arches the cloud with the bow of beauty, blazons the night with starry gems, and covers earth with loveliness.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 246:27

    (True life eternal)
    Life is eternal. We should find this out, and begin the demonstration thereof. Life and goodness are immortal. Let us then shape our views of existence into loveliness, freshness, and continuity, rather than into age and blight.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 280:4


    (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. Mind creates and multiplies them, and the product must be mental.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 264:24-31


    (Spiritual proofs of existence)
    Spiritual living and blessedness are the only evidences, by which we can recognize true existence and feel the unspeakable peace which comes from an all-absorbing spiritual love.
    When we learn the way in Christian Science and recognize man's spiritual being, we shall behold and understand God's creation, - all the glories of earth and heaven and man.

Subheadings in this lesson

25 1 - Materialistic challenge
25 1 - Physical science a blind belief
25 1 - Right interpretation
25 1 - Soul not confined in body
25 1 - Sinlessness of Mind, Soul
25 2 - Causation not in matter
25 2 - Mental tillage
25 2 - Embryonic evolution
25 2 - True theory of the universe
25 2 - The ascent of species
25 2 - Material mortality
25 3 - -27- True idea of man
25 3 - Some lessons from nature
25 3 - Spiritual reflection
25 3 - Soaring aspirations
25 4 - Elementary electricity
25 4 - Mere negation
25 4 - One government
25 4 - All force mental
25 5 - Ideas and identities
25 5 - Mortals unlike immortals
25 5 - Definitions of man
25 5 - No baneful creation
25 5 - Perfection of creation
25 6 - Eternal beauty
25 6 - The divine loveliness
25 6 - True life eternal
25 6 - The things of God are beautiful
25 6 - Spiritual proofs of existence


June 28,1903

Subject: 26

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE.

3ooo



-- Golden Text --

Isaiah 52:10

    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.


Responsive Reading


Isaiah 62:1-7,10-12

    1 For Zion's sake will I not hold
my peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I
will not rest, until the
righteousness thereof go forth as
brightness, and the salvation thereof
as a lamp that burneth.

    2 And the Gentiles shall see thy
righteousness, and all kings thy
glory: and thou shalt be called by a
new name, which the mouth of the Lord
shall name.

    3 Thou shalt also be a crown of
glory in the hand of the Lord, and a
royal diadem in the hand of thy God.

    4 Thou shalt no more be termed
Forsaken; neither shall thy land any
more be termed Desolate: but thou
shalt be called Hephzibah, and thy
land Beulah: for the Lord delighteth
in thee, and thy land shall be
married.

    5 #For as a young man marrieth a
virgin, so shall thy sons marry thee:
and as the bridegroom rejoiceth over
the bride, so shall thy God rejoice
over thee.

    6 I have set watchmen upon thy
walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never
hold their peace day nor night: ye
that make mention of the Lord, keep
not silence,

    7 And give him no rest, till he
establish, and till he make Jerusalem
a praise in the earth.

    10 #Go through, go through the
gates; prepare ye the way of the
people; cast up, cast up the highway;
gather out the stones; lift up a
standard for the people.

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


    12 And they shall call them, The
holy people, The redeemed of the
Lord: and thou shalt be called,
Sought out, A city not forsaken.
Isaiah 63:7,8

    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.

    8 For he said, Surely they are my
people, children that will not lie:
so he was their Saviour.


Section 1


Habakkuk 2:3,14

    3 For the vision is yet for an
appointed time, but at the end it
shall speak, and not lie: though it
tarry, wait for it; because it will
surely come, it will not tarry.

    14 For the earth shall be filled
with the knowledge of the glory of
the Lord, as the waters cover the
sea.

***
Isaiah 9:2

    2 The people that walked in
darkness have seen a great light:
they that dwell in the land of the
shadow of death, upon them hath the
light shined.

***
John 14:15-17,26

    15 If ye love me, keep my
commandments.

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

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

    26 But the Comforter, which is the
Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send
in my name, he shall teach you all
things, and bring all things to your
remembrance, whatsoever I have said
unto you.

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

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


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

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 126:8-9,32-16


    (A lack of originality)
    All Science is divine. Human thought never projected the least portion of true being.
    (Science and Christianity)
    If Christendom resists the author's application of the word Science to Christianity, or questions her use of the word Science, she will not therefore lose faith in Christianity, nor will Christianity lose its hold upon her. If God, the All-in-all, be the creator of the spiritual universe, including man, then everything entitled to a classification as truth, or Science, must be comprised in a knowledge or understanding of God, for there can be nothing beyond illimitable divinity.
    (Scientific terms)
    The terms Divine Science, Spiritual Science, Christ Science or Christian Science, or Science alone, she employs interchangeably, according to the requirements of the context. These synonymous terms stand for everything relating to God, the infinite, supreme, eternal Mind. It may be said, however, that the term Christian Science relates especially to Science as applied to humanity.

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

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 306:25


    (Thought-forms) Undisturbed amid the jarring testimony of the material senses, Science, still enthroned, is unfolding to mortals the immutable, harmonious, divine Principle, - is unfolding Life and the universe, ever present and eternal.


Section 2


Psalm 119:105

    105 Thy word is a lamp unto my
feet, and a light unto my path.

***
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.

***
Romans 15:4

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

***
I Corinthians 2:12,13

    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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 319:21-27


    (Scriptures misinterpreted)
    The divine Science taught in the original language of the Bible came through inspiration, and needs inspiration to be understood. Hence the misapprehension of the spiritual meaning of the Bible, and the misinterpretation of the Word in some instances by uninspired writers, who only wrote down what an inspired teacher had said.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 24:4-13


    (Life's healing currents)
    Acquaintance with the original texts, and willingness to give up human beliefs (established by hierarchies, and instigated sometimes by the worst passions of men), open the way for Christian Science to be understood, and make the Bible the chart of life, where the buoys and healing currents of Truth are pointed out.
    (Radical changes)
    He to whom "the arm of the Lord" is revealed will believe our report, and rise into newness of life with regeneration.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 272:3-5,28


    (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.
    (God the Principle of all)
    The divine Principle of the universe must interpret the universe. God is the divine Principle of all that represents Him and of all that really exists. Christian Science, as demonstrated by Jesus, alone reveals the natural, divine Principle of Science.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 547:25-32


    (True theory of the universe)
    The true theory of the universe, including man, is not in material history but in spiritual development. Inspired thought relinquishes a material, sensual, and mortal theory of the universe, and adopts the spiritual and immortal.
    (Scriptural perception)
    It is this spiritual perception of Scripture, which lifts humanity out of disease and death and inspires faith.


Section 3


Luke 4:14,16-19,32

    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.

    32 And they were astonished at his
doctrine: for his word was with power.

***
I Corinthians 2:1,4,5

    1 And I, brethren, when I came to
you, came not with excellency of
speech or of wisdom, declaring unto
you the testimony of God.

    4 And my speech and my preaching
was not with enticing words of man's
wisdom, but in demonstration of the
Spirit and of power:

    5 That your faith should not stand
in the wisdom of men, but in the power
of God.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 341:11


    (Supported by facts)
    In Christian Science mere opinion is valueless. Proof is essential to a due estimate of this subject. Sneers at the application of the word Science to Christianity cannot prevent that from being scientific which is based on divine Principle, demonstrated according to a divine given rule, and subjected to proof. The facts are so absolute and numerous in support of Christian Science, that misrepresentation and denunciation cannot overthrow it. Paul alludes to "doubtful disputations." The hour has struck when proof and demonstration, instead of opinion and dogma, are summoned to the support of Christianity, "making wise the simple."

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 342:16

    (Christianity scientific)
    If Christianity is not scientific, and Science is not of God, then there is no invariable law, and truth becomes an accident. Shall it be denied that a system which works according to the Scriptures has Scriptural authority?

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 546:23


    (Dawning of spiritual facts)
    Christian Science is dawning upon a material age. The great spiritual facts of being, like rays of light, shine in the darkness, though the darkness, comprehending them not, may deny their reality. The proof that the system stated in this book is Christianly scientific resides in the good this system accomplishes, for it cures on a divine demonstrable Principle which all may understand.

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 4


Deuteronomy 1:6-8

    6 The Lord our God spake unto us in
Horeb, saying, Ye have dwelt long
enough in this mount:

    7 Turn you, and take your journey,
and go to the mount of the Amorites,
and unto all the places nigh
thereunto, in the plain, in the
hills, and in the vale, and in the
south, and by the sea side, to the
land of the Canaanites, and unto
Lebanon, unto the great river, the
river Euphrates.

    8 Behold, I have set the land
before you: go in and possess the
land which the Lord sware unto your
fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob,
to give unto them and to their seed
after them.

***
II Peter 1:5-8

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

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

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

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

***
Isaiah 54:13

    13 And all thy children shall be
taught of the Lord; and great shall
be the peace of thy children.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 256:1-5


    (No material creation)
    Progress takes off human shackles. The finite must yield to the infinite. Advancing to a higher plane of action, thought rises from the material sense to the spiritual, from the scholastic to the inspirational, and from the mortal to the immortal.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 253:32-23


    (Patience and final perfection)
    The divine demand, "Be ye therefore perfect," is scientific, and the human footsteps leading to perfection are indispensable. Individuals are consistent who, watching and praying, can "run, and not be weary; . . . walk, and not faint," who gain good rapidly and hold their position, or attain slowly and yield not to discouragement. God requires perfection, but not until the battle between Spirit and flesh is fought and the victory won. To stop eating, drinking, or being clothed materially before the spiritual facts of existence are gained step by step, is not legitimate. When we wait patiently on God and seek Truth righteously, He directs our path. Imperfect mortals grasp the ultimate of spiritual perfection slowly; but to begin aright and to continue the strife of demonstrating the great problem of being, is doing much.
    During the sensual ages, absolute Christian Science may not be achieved prior to the change called death, for we have not the power to demonstrate what we do not understand. But the human self must be evangelized. This task God demands us to accept lovingly to-day, and to abandon so fast as practical the material, and to work out the spiritual which determines the outward and actual.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 556:1


    (The origin of divinity)
    That which is real, is sustained by Spirit.


Section 5


Isaiah 42:1,4

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

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

***
Matthew 4:23,24

    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.

    24 And his fame went throughout all
Syria: and they brought unto him all
sick people that were taken with
divers diseases and torments, and
those which were possessed with
devils, and those which were
lunatick, and those that had the
palsy; and he healed them.

***
John 16:12,33

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

    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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 45:6-10


    (Victory over the grave)
    Our Master fully and finally demonstrated divine Science in his victory over death and the grave. Jesus' deed was for the enlightenment of men and for the salvation of the whole world from sin, sickness, and death.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 44:7

    (Jesus in the tomb)
    His three days' work in the sepulchre set the seal of eternity on time. He proved Life to be deathless and Love to be the master of hate. He met and mastered on the basis of Christian Science, the power of Mind over matter, all the claims of medicine, surgery, and hygiene.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 313:23


    (Jesus the Scientist)
    Jesus of Nazareth was the most scientific man that ever trod the globe. He plunged beneath the material surface of things, and found the spiritual cause. To accommodate himself to immature ideas of spiritual power, - for spirituality was possessed only in a limited degree even by his disciples, - Jesus called the body, which by spiritual power he raised from the grave, "flesh and bones." To show that the substance of himself was Spirit and the body no more perfect because of death and no less material until the ascension (his further spiritual exaltation), Jesus waited until the mortal or fleshly sense had relinquished the belief of substance-matter, and spiritual sense had quenched all earthly yearnings. Thus he found the eternal Ego, and proved that he and the Father were inseparable as God and His reflection or spiritual man. Our Master gained the solution of being, demonstrating the existence of but one Mind without a second or equal.


Section 6


Romans 14:11,12

    11 For it is written, As I live,
saith the Lord, every knee shall bow
to me, and every tongue shall confess
to God.

    12 So then every one of us shall
give account of himself to God.

***
Galatians 6:4,5

    4 But let every man prove his own
work, and then shall he have
rejoicing in himself alone, and not
in another.

    5 For every man shall bear his own
burden.

***
Philipians 2:12,13

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

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

***
Revelation 3:10-12

    10 Because thou hast kept the word
of my patience, I also will keep thee
from the hour of temptation, which
shall come upon all the world, to try
them that dwell upon the earth.

    11 Behold, I come quickly: hold
that fast which thou hast, that no
man take thy crown.

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

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 25:22-31


    (Effective triumph)
    Though demonstrating his control over sin and disease, the great Teacher by no means relieved others from giving the requisite proofs of their own piety. He worked for their guidance, that they might demonstrate this power as he did and understand its divine Principle. Implicit faith in the Teacher and all the emotional love we can bestow on him, will never alone make us imitators of him. We must go and do likewise, else we are not improving the great blessings which our Master worked and suffered to bestow upon us.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 54:8-10

    (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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 43:27-4

    (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.
    Love must triumph over hate. Truth and Life must seal the victory over error and death, before the thorns can be laid aside for a crown, the benediction follow, "Well done, good and faithful servant," and the supremacy of Spirit be demonstrated.

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.

Subheadings in this lesson

26 1 - -10- Holy Ghost or Comforter
26 1 - A lack of originality
26 1 - Science and Christianity
26 1 - Scientific terms
26 1 - No physical science
26 1 - Thought-forms
26 2 - Scriptures misinterpreted
26 2 - Life's healing currents
26 2 - Radical changes
26 2 - Spirituality of Scripture
26 2 - God the Principle of all
26 2 - True theory of the universe
26 2 - Scriptural perception
26 3 - Supported by facts
26 3 - Christianity scientific
26 3 - Dawning of spiritual facts
26 3 - Science the way
26 4 - No material creation
26 4 - Patience and final perfection
26 4 - The origin of divinity
26 5 - Victory over the grave
26 5 - Jesus in the tomb
26 5 - Jesus the Scientist
26 6 - Effective triumph
26 6 - Inspiration of sacrifice
26 6 - Divine victory
26 6 - The demonstration lost and found

List of all subheadings



01 1 - Tritheism impossible
01 1 - No divine corporeality
01 1 - God and His image
01 1 - -21- The divine Ego
01 1 - Spiritual offspring
01 2 - Divine personality
01 2 - Ideal man and woman
01 2 - Divine personality
01 2 - Corporeal ignorance
01 2 - Definition of man
01 3 - Material recognition impossible
01 3 - Our physical insensibility to Spirit
01 3 - -1- The deific supremacy
01 3 - God the Principle of all
01 3 - Uses of suffering
01 4 - Forgetfulness of self
01 4 - The true sense
01 4 - Godward gravitation
01 4 - The chalice sacrificial
01 4 - Salvation is through reform
01 4 - Beatific presence
01 5 - Prophetic ignorance
01 5 - Veritable success
01 5 - The real and the unreal
01 6 - Perfection requisite
01 6 - Perfection gained slowly
01 6 - Indestructible being
02 1 - Spiritualized consciousness
02 1 - Spiritual sanctuary
02 1 - Hospitality to health and good
02 1 - Cleansing the mind
02 1 - Guarding the door
02 2 - True flesh and blood
02 2 - Christian warfare
02 2 - House of bondage
02 3 - Value of intuition
02 3 - Proof in practice
02 3 - Healing primary
02 3 - Painful prospect
02 3 - Injustice to the Saviour
02 4 - Divided vestments
02 4 - Reluctant guests
02 4 - Two claims omitted
02 4 - Waymarks to eternal Truth
02 5 - Spiritual refreshment
02 5 - Jesus' sad repast
02 5 - Heavenly supplies
02 5 - The cup of Jesus
02 6 - The last breakfast
02 6 - Spiritual Eucharist
03 1 - Jesus' sinless career
03 1 - Living temple
03 1 - A mortal not man
03 1 - Narrow pathway
03 1 - Serving two masters
03 2 - Reflected likeness
03 2 - Love imparts beauty
03 2 - Assistance in brotherhood
03 2 - Man springs from Mind
03 2 - Thought-forms
03 2 - Real being never lost
03 2 - Mental propagation
03 3 - The divine loveliness
03 3 - Love's endowment
03 3 - Perfect models
03 3 - Mythical pleasure
03 3 - Man reflects God
03 3 - Undesirable records
03 3 - True life eternal
03 4 - Death but an illusion
03 4 - Abiding in Life
03 4 - The serpent of error
03 4 - Life never structural
03 4 - No laws of matter
03 5 - Creation perfect
03 5 - Life only in Spirit
03 5 - Spiritual structure
03 5 - Death no benefactor
03 6 - Spiritual tangibility
03 6 - Real Life is God
03 6 - Health from reliance on spirituality
03 6 - The immortal birth
04 1 - The question of the ages
04 1 - Truth is not inverted
04 1 - Divine synonyms
04 1 - Faith higher than belief
04 2 - Murder brings its curse
04 2 - Retribution and remorse
04 2 - Dangerous resemblances
04 2 - Cleansing upheaval
04 3 - Followers of Jesus
04 3 - Destruction of all evil
04 3 - Mental emancipation
04 3 - Two infinite creators absurd
04 3 - Impotence of hate
04 4 - Two infinite creators absurd
04 4 - Only one standard
04 4 - A type of falsehood
04 4 - Divine allness
04 4 - Error unveiled
04 5 - Truth's volume
04 5 - Childlike receptivity
04 5 - Consecration required
04 5 - Music, rhythm of head and heart
04 6 - Ingratitude and denial
04 6 - Wrong and right way
04 6 - The one real power
04 6 - The Christ-element
05 1 - Mercy without partiality
05 1 - Scriptures misinterpreted
05 1 - Divine synonyms
05 1 - Vain ecstasies
05 1 - Immortal achieval
05 1 - Anthropomorphism
05 2 - Retribution and remorse
05 2 - Spiritual gateway
05 2 - Charity to those opposed
05 2 - Truth's great results
05 3 - Wait for reward
05 3 - Progress demanded
05 3 - A bright outlook
05 3 - Salutary sorrow
05 3 - The gold and dross
05 3 - Help and discipline
05 4 - Creatures of God useful
05 4 - Benefits of metaphysics
05 4 - Ancient and modern miracles
05 4 - Love frees from fear
05 5 - Love the incentive
05 5 - The robe of Science
05 5 - The true physician
05 5 - Source of calmness
05 5 - Spirit transforms
05 6 - Fulfilment of the Law
05 6 - The darkest hours of all
05 6 - The one only way
05 6 - -Platform summation-
06 1 - -17- Infinite Spirit
06 1 - Derivatives of spirit
06 1 - The true worship
06 2 - Individualization
06 2 - Substance versus supposition
06 2 - The two masters
06 2 - Halfway success
06 2 - Sensationless body
06 3 - Spiritual freedom
06 3 - Man's entity spiritual
06 3 - Personal confidence
06 3 - Matter versus Spirit
06 3 - Vision opening
06 4 - Practical success
06 4 - Five senses deceptive
06 4 - Good indefinable
06 4 - Real being never lost
06 4 - Adam and the senses
06 5 - Spiritual language
06 5 - The miracles of Jesus
06 5 - Found wanting
06 5 - Language inadequate
06 5 - Scientific consistency
06 6 - The Christ-mission
06 6 - Ancient spiritualism
06 6 - A divine response
06 6 - Churchly neglect
06 6 - Spiritual Eucharist
07 1 - Mankind redeemed
07 1 - Soul defined
07 1 - Reflection of Spirit
07 1 - Unscientific theories
07 1 - Degrees of development
07 2 - Geology a failure
07 2 - Contrasted testimony
07 2 - Human reflection
07 2 - Allness of Truth
07 2 - Spirits obsolete
07 3 - Opposing testimony
07 3 - Ptolemaic and psychical error
07 3 - Knowledge and Truth
07 3 - Soul not confined in body
07 3 - Ever-appearing creation
07 4 - Sense and pure Soul
07 4 - Material knowledge illusive
07 4 - Rebukes helpful
07 5 - Spiritual concord
07 5 - Health from reliance on spirituality
07 5 - Belief in many gods
07 5 - Sensationless body
07 5 - Salutary sorrow
08 1 - Scientific foreknowing
08 1 - Scientific ultimatum
08 1 - Impossible coalescence
08 1 - -21- The divine Ego
08 1 - Scientific evidence
08 2 - All faculties from Mind
08 2 - Practical Science
08 2 - Scientific improvisation
08 2 - Wrong and right way
08 2 - Effective triumph
08 3 - Divine providence
08 3 - Mortality vanquished
08 3 - The Mind creative
08 3 - Higher hope
08 3 - Will-power unrighteous
08 4 - Spiritual sanctuary
08 4 - Trustworthy beneficence
08 4 - The spiritual mathematics
08 4 - Prayerful ingratitude
08 4 - Need and supply
08 4 - The panoply of wisdom
08 4 - Advancement by sacrifice
08 4 - Laws of nature spiritual
08 5 - True healing transcendent
08 5 - Ontology defined
08 5 - Conforming to explicit rules
08 5 - Exclusion of malpractice
08 5 - Saviour's prediction
08 6 - Spiritual ideas apprehended
08 6 - Prophetic ignorance
08 6 - Studious disciples
08 6 - Modern evangel
09 1 - New era in Jesus
09 1 - Divided vestments
09 1 - Example for our salvation
09 1 - Inspiration of sacrifice
09 1 - The one real power
09 1 - Loving God supremely
09 2 - Misleading conceptions
09 2 - Master's business
09 2 - Purity's rebuke
09 2 - Bearing our sins
09 2 - Immaculate conception
09 3 - Mockery of truth
09 3 - Priestly pride humbled
09 3 - The Christ-mission
09 3 - The holy struggle
09 4 - Divine severity
09 4 - Hidden ways of iniquity
09 4 - Christly warning
09 4 - Temple cleansed
09 4 - -9- The Son of God
09 5 - Paean of jubilee
09 5 - The traitor's conspiracy
09 5 - Gethsemane glorified
09 5 - Perfect example
09 5 - Behest of the cross
09 6 - Jesus in the tomb
09 6 - Obstacles overcome
09 6 - Victory over the grave
09 6 - The stone rolled away
10 1 - Indestructible relationship
10 1 - Mythical pleasure
10 1 - Higher statutes
10 1 - The man of anatomy and of theology
10 1 - Fleshly ties temporal
10 2 - Garden of Eden
10 2 - Scientific man
10 2 - Infinity's reflection
10 2 - God's man discerned
10 2 - Beatific presence
10 3 - The human counterfeit
10 3 - Infinite physique impossible
10 3 - Truth is not inverted
10 3 - Old and new man
10 4 - Proper self-government
10 4 - Natural wonders
10 4 - One government
10 4 - Corporeal changes
10 4 - Veritable success
10 5 - Mind's manifestations immortal
10 5 - Proof by induction
10 5 - The kingdom within
10 5 - Man reflects God
10 5 - Mortality mythical
10 6 - The uses of truth
10 6 - Divine study
10 6 - Jesus as mediator
10 6 - The spiritual mathematics
10 6 - Christ the great physician
10 6 - Key to the kingdom
11 1 - -1- The deific supremacy
11 1 - -18- The only substance
11 1 - Substance spiritual
11 1 - Our physical insensibility to Spirit
11 1 - Inverted images and ideas
11 2 - Living temple
11 2 - Soul impeccable
11 2 - Jesus the Scientist
11 2 - The bodily resurrection
11 2 - Divine victory
11 3 - Spiritual synonyms
11 3 - Knowledge and Truth
11 3 - The conflict with purity
11 4 - Spirit transforms
11 4 - Loving God supremely
11 4 - Man inseparable from Love
11 4 - Love imparts beauty
11 5 - One cause supreme
11 5 - Substance is Spirit
11 5 - Primitive error
11 5 - Man's entity
11 5 - Sense-dreams
11 6 - The divine reflection
11 6 - Definition of man
11 6 - God's man discerned
11 6 - Our physical insensibility to Spirit
12 1 - Mist, or false claim
12 1 - Creation's counterfeit
12 1 - Material error
12 2 - The two masters
12 2 - Halfway success
12 2 - Spiritual and material
12 2 - Divine origination
12 2 - Love impartial and universal
12 2 - Aspiration and love
12 3 - Elementary electricity
12 3 - The important decision
12 3 - Mental and physical oneness
12 3 - Animal magnetism destroyed
12 4 - First evil suggestion
12 4 - The Fatherhood of God
12 4 - Spiritual conception
12 4 - Causation considered
12 4 - Man linked with Spirit
12 4 - Creation perfect
12 5 - Man's genuine being
12 5 - Spiritual baptism
12 5 - Life independent of matter
12 6 - Law and gospel
12 6 - Ignorance of our rights
12 6 - Promise perpetual
12 6 - God-given dominion
12 7 - Material mortality
12 7 - Mind's true camera
12 7 - Godward gravitation
12 7 - Beatific presence
12 7 - The infinitude of God
13 1 - -20- The one divine Mind
13 1 - One primal cause
13 1 - Chaos and darkness
13 1 - Dawning of spiritual facts
13 1 - Perceiving the divine image
13 2 - Figures of being
13 2 - Opposite symbols
13 2 - Life never structural
13 2 - Divine synonyms
13 2 - Spirit the tangible
13 2 - Scientific evidence
13 3 - Superstition obsolete
13 3 - Spirits obsolete
13 3 - Scientific phenomena
13 3 - The senses of Soul
13 3 - Seemingly independent authority
13 4 - Mind's true camera
13 4 - Spiritual proofs of existence
13 4 - Christ the ideal Truth
13 4 - Mental quackery
13 4 - So-called superiority
13 5 - Man unfallen
13 5 - Human frailty
13 5 - God's man discerned
14 1 - Anthropomorphism
14 1 - Priestly learning
14 1 - Tritheism impossible
14 1 - Finite views of Deity
14 1 - Infinite physique impossible
14 2 - Mythology and materia medica
14 2 - Footsteps to intemperance
14 2 - Transient potency of drugs
14 3 - Fatal premises
14 3 - Mental despotism
14 3 - Ignorant idolatry
14 3 - Dragon cast down to earth
14 3 - The one real power
14 4 - Real Life is God
14 4 - Mind destroys all ills
14 4 - Truth antidotes error
14 4 - Deluded invalids
14 4 - Reason and Science
14 5 - Physical science a blind belief
14 5 - Knowledge and Truth
14 5 - Knowledge of good and evil
14 5 - Sense-dreams
14 5 - Pantheistic tendencies
14 6 - Old and new man
14 6 - Inverted images and ideas
14 6 - Arena of contest
14 6 - Dangerous resemblances
15 1 - One primal cause
15 1 - Spiritualized consciousness
15 1 - Sin destroyed through suffering
15 1 - True sense of infinitude
15 1 - God's law destroys evil
15 2 - Spiritual thoughts
15 2 - Real and unreal identity
15 2 - Unnatural deflections
15 2 - Light shining in darkness
15 2 - Disease a dream
15 3 - Sickness as only thought
15 3 - Ignorance of our rights
15 3 - God-given dominion
15 3 - Treatment of disease
15 3 - Right endeavor possible
15 3 - Sin to be overcome
15 4 - Life independent of matter
15 4 - The present immortality
15 4 - The Christ-element
15 4 - Sickness from mortal mind
15 4 - Perceiving the divine image
15 5 - Christ the ideal Truth
15 5 - Truthful arguments
15 5 - Touchstone of Science
15 5 - Spiritual proofs of existence
15 5 - Full fruitage yet to come
16 1 - Divine oneness
16 1 - Judaism antipathetic
16 1 - Hebrew theology
16 1 - Definition of mortal mind
16 1 - Mind cures hip-disease
16 1 - Universal brotherhood
16 2 - Divine oneness
16 2 - Human reconciliation
16 2 - Spiritual conception
16 2 - The stone rolled away
16 3 - Efficacious repentance
16 3 - Loving God supremely
16 3 - Conversion of Saul
16 3 - Jesus as mediator
16 4 - Justice and substitution
16 4 - Behest of the cross
16 4 - Uses of adversity
16 4 - Advancement by sacrifice
16 4 - Injustice to the Saviour
16 5 - Radical changes
16 5 - True flesh and blood
16 5 - Present salvation
16 5 - Pentecost repeated
16 5 - Trustworthy beneficence
16 5 - Loftiest adoration
16 6 - The uses of truth
16 6 - Moral victory
16 6 - Need and supply
17 1 - Death and the body
17 1 - Second death
17 1 - Mortality vanquished
17 2 - Illusion of death
17 2 - Clay replying to the potter
17 2 - Death no advantage
17 2 - Sin is punished
17 2 - No death nor inaction
17 3 - Salvation and probation
17 3 - Death no benefactor
17 3 - Corporeality and Spirit
17 3 - Spiritual ascension
17 4 - Scientific purgation
17 4 - Progress demanded
17 4 - Profession and proof
17 4 - Heralds of Science
17 5 - Immaterial pleasure
17 5 - Scientific finalities
17 5 - Light and darkness
17 6 - True estimate of God's messenger
17 6 - Spiritual baptism
17 6 - The one only way
17 6 - New earth and no more sea
18 1 - Image of the beast
18 1 - Spiritual ignorance
18 1 - Corporeal penalties
18 1 - The robe of Science
18 1 - Expiation by suffering
18 2 - Mortal man a mis-creator
18 2 - Action of mortal mind
18 2 - Embryonic sinful thoughts
18 2 - Causes of sickness
18 2 - Cleansing the mind
18 3 - Cumulative repentance
18 3 - Accidents unknown to God
18 3 - Sin and penalty
18 3 - -31- Evil not produced by God
18 4 - Conversion of Saul
18 4 - Moral courage
18 4 - Sorrow and reformation
18 4 - Appetites to be abandoned
18 4 - Example of the disciples
18 4 - Marvels and reformations
18 5 - Day of judgment
18 5 - A mental court case
18 5 - Mortal Man sentenced
18 5 - Appeal to a higher tribunal
18 5 - Counsel for defence
18 5 - Charge of the Chief Justice
18 6 - Vials of wrath and consolation
18 6 - Spiritual wedlock
18 6 - Sickness akin to sin
18 6 - Leaven of Truth
19 1 - Adam
19 1 - Distinct documents
19 1 - Creation reversed
19 2 - The Christian's privilege
19 2 - The serpent's whisper
19 2 - The great question
19 2 - Dwelling in dreamland
19 3 - Material personality
19 3 - Human egotism
19 3 - Progeny cursed
19 3 - Adam and the senses
19 4 - Degrees of development
19 4 - Contradictions not found
19 4 - God's idea the ideal man
19 4 - No healing in sin
19 5 - False womanhood
19 5 - Materialistic challenge
19 5 - Bruising sin's head
19 6 - Mortality mythical
19 6 - Spirit and flesh
19 6 - Spiritual conception
19 6 - Christ's demonstration
19 6 - Essential element of Christianity
20 1 - Harmonious functions
20 1 - Immortal birthright
20 1 - Erroneous conception
20 1 - Mortal man a mis-creator
20 1 - No new creation
20 2 - Man unfallen
20 2 - Waymarks to eternal Truth
20 2 - Mortals are not immortals
20 2 - Eternal man recognized
20 2 - Testimony of sense
20 2 - Spiritual and material
20 2 - The beguiling first lie
20 3 - Mental emancipation
20 3 - Mystical antagonists
20 3 - Will-power an animal propensity
20 3 - Prophetic ignorance
20 3 - Sensationless body
20 4 - Spirits obsolete
20 4 - Patience and final perfection
20 4 - God's creation intact
20 5 - Human egotism
20 5 - Human reflection
20 5 - -22- The real manhood
20 5 - -24- God the parent Mind
20 6 - Spiritual harmony
20 6 - The shrine celestial
20 6 - New earth and no more sea
20 6 - Deep-reaching interrogations
21 1 - -19- Soul and Spirit one
21 1 - Mankind redeemed
21 1 - The central intelligence
21 1 - Soul imperishable
21 2 - Rarefaction of thought
21 2 - Mental propagation
21 2 - Reflection of Spirit
21 2 - Right interpretation
21 2 - Spiritual firmament
21 2 - Thought-forms
21 3 - Mental and physical oneness
21 3 - Dwelling in dreamland
21 3 - Ascending the scale
21 3 - Matter is not substance
21 3 - Testimony of medical teachers
21 4 - Halfway success
21 4 - Dictation of error
21 4 - So-called superiority
21 4 - Tests in our day
21 4 - Truth an alterative
21 4 - Practical success
21 5 - Corporeal changes
21 5 - Mortal nothingness
21 6 - Spirit transforms
21 6 - Material misconceptions
21 6 - Suicide and sin
21 6 - Spiritual discovery
21 6 - Standpoints changed
21 6 - Deflection of being
22 1 - Mythical serpent
22 1 - The sting of the serpent
22 1 - Animal tendency
22 1 - Bruising sin's head
22 2 - Warfare with error
22 2 - Animal magnetism destroyed
22 2 - Science versus hypnotism
22 2 - Not words but deeds
22 3 - The prayer of Jesus Christ
22 3 - Mere negation
22 3 - Two infinite creators absurd
22 3 - Iniquity overcome
22 4 - Diabolism destroyed
22 4 - Jesus and hypnotism
22 4 - Christ the great physician
22 4 - Fear and sickness identical
22 5 - The dragon as a type
22 5 - The sting of the serpent
22 5 - Animal tendency
22 5 - Malicious barbarity
22 5 - Doom of the dragon
22 5 - Expiation by suffering
22 6 - Angelic offices
22 6 - Dragon cast down to earth
22 6 - The darkest hours of all
22 6 - Divine victory
23 1 - -6- The universal cause
23 1 - One primal cause
23 1 - Causation considered
23 1 - Pertinent proposal
23 1 - Antagonistic questions
23 1 - Causation mental
23 2 - The divine completeness
23 2 - Source of all life and action
23 2 - Salvation is through reform
23 2 - True healing transcendent
23 2 - Jurisdiction of Mind
23 3 - Rejected theories
23 3 - Sickness as only thought
23 3 - God never inconsistent
23 3 - Unescapable dilemma
23 4 - Ever-appearing creation
23 4 - Perfection of creation
23 4 - Infinity measureless
23 4 - Spiritual narrative
23 5 - God's creation intact
23 5 - No new creation
23 5 - Immortal models
23 6 - Divinity and humanity
23 6 - Spiritual idea revealed
23 6 - -12- Messiah or Christ
23 6 - -22- The real manhood
24 1 - Unchanging Principle
24 1 - Christian Science discovered
24 1 - Mission of Christian Science
24 1 - Perpetual motion
24 1 - Spirit intangible
24 2 - Sickness erroneous
24 2 - Disease powerless
24 2 - Physiology deficient
24 2 - Blunders and blunderers
24 2 - A stately advance
24 2 - Mystery of godliness
24 3 - Impotence of hate
24 3 - Destruction of all evil
24 3 - Material knowledge illusive
24 4 - One primal cause
24 4 - Opposing testimony
24 4 - Self-completeness
24 4 - Need and supply
24 5 - Faith according to works
24 5 - Christian history
24 5 - Ancient and modern miracles
24 5 - Promise perpetual
24 6 - The darkest hours of all
24 6 - Arena of contest
24 6 - Millennial glory
24 6 - Christianity still rejected
24 6 - The great conflict
25 1 - Materialistic challenge
25 1 - Physical science a blind belief
25 1 - Right interpretation
25 1 - Soul not confined in body
25 1 - Sinlessness of Mind, Soul
25 2 - Causation not in matter
25 2 - Mental tillage
25 2 - Embryonic evolution
25 2 - True theory of the universe
25 2 - The ascent of species
25 2 - Material mortality
25 3 - -27- True idea of man
25 3 - Some lessons from nature
25 3 - Spiritual reflection
25 3 - Soaring aspirations
25 4 - Elementary electricity
25 4 - Mere negation
25 4 - One government
25 4 - All force mental
25 5 - Ideas and identities
25 5 - Mortals unlike immortals
25 5 - Definitions of man
25 5 - No baneful creation
25 5 - Perfection of creation
25 6 - Eternal beauty
25 6 - The divine loveliness
25 6 - True life eternal
25 6 - The things of God are beautiful
25 6 - Spiritual proofs of existence
26 1 - -10- Holy Ghost or Comforter
26 1 - A lack of originality
26 1 - Science and Christianity
26 1 - Scientific terms
26 1 - No physical science
26 1 - Thought-forms
26 2 - Scriptures misinterpreted
26 2 - Life's healing currents
26 2 - Radical changes
26 2 - Spirituality of Scripture
26 2 - God the Principle of all
26 2 - True theory of the universe
26 2 - Scriptural perception
26 3 - Supported by facts
26 3 - Christianity scientific
26 3 - Dawning of spiritual facts
26 3 - Science the way
26 4 - No material creation
26 4 - Patience and final perfection
26 4 - The origin of divinity
26 5 - Victory over the grave
26 5 - Jesus in the tomb
26 5 - Jesus the Scientist
26 6 - Effective triumph
26 6 - Inspiration of sacrifice
26 6 - Divine victory
26 6 - The demonstration lost and found

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