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July 5,1903

Subject: 01

GOD.

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-- Golden Text --

Psalm 46:1

    1 God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.


Responsive Reading


Isaiah 8:9-18

    9 #Associate yourselves, O ye
people, and ye shall be broken in
pieces; and give ear, all ye of far
countries: gird yourselves, and ye
shall be broken in pieces; gird
yourselves, and ye shall be broken in
pieces.

    10 Take counsel together, and it
shall come to nought; speak the word,
and it shall not stand: for God is
with us.

    11 #For the Lord spake thus to me
with a strong hand, and instructed me
that I should not walk in the way of
this people, saying,

    12 Say ye not, A confederacy, to
all them to whom this people shall
say, A confederacy; neither fear ye
their fear, nor be afraid.

    13 Sanctify the Lord of hosts
himself; and let him be your fear,
and let him be your dread.

    14 And he shall be for a sanctuary;
but for a stone of stumbling and for
a rock of offence to both the houses
of Israel, for a gin and for a snare
to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.

    15 And many among them shall
stumble, and fall, and be broken, and
be snared, and be taken.

    16 Bind up the testimony, seal the
law among my disciples.

    17 And I will wait upon the Lord,
that hideth his face from the house
of Jacob, and I will look for him.

    18 Behold, I and the children whom
the Lord hath given me are for signs
and for wonders in Israel from the
Lord of hosts, which dwelleth in
mount Zion.


Section 1


Psalm 103:2,3

    2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, and
forget not all his benefits:

    3 Who forgiveth all thine
iniquities; who healeth all thy
diseases;

***
Exodus 15:24-26

    24 And the people murmured against
Moses, saying, What shall we drink?

    25 And he cried unto the Lord; and
the Lord shewed him a tree, which when
he had cast into the waters, the
waters were made sweet: there he made
for them a statute and an ordinance,
and there he proved them,

    26 And said, If thou wilt
diligently hearken to the voice of
the Lord thy God, and wilt do that
which is right in his sight, and wilt
give ear to his commandments, and
keep all his statutes, I will put
none of these diseases upon thee,
which I have brought upon the
Egyptians: for I am the Lord that
healeth thee.

***
Psalm 147:1-3

    1 Praise ye the Lord: for it is
good to sing praises unto our God;
for it is pleasant; and praise is
comely.

    2 The Lord doth build up Jerusalem:
he gathereth together the outcasts of
Israel.

    3 He healeth the broken in heart,
and bindeth up their wounds.

***
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.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 112:16,32-3


    (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.
    (Principle and practice)
    God is the Principle of divine metaphysics. As there is but one God, there can be but one divine Principle of all Science; and there must be fixed rules for the demonstration of this divine Principle.

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

    By thousands of well-authenticated cases of healing, she and her students have proved the worth of her teachings. These cases for the most part have been abandoned as hopeless by regular medical attendants. Few invalids will turn to God till all physical supports have failed, because there is so little faith in His disposition and power to heal disease.
    The divine Principle of healing is proved in the personal experience of any sincere seeker of Truth. Its purpose is good, and its practice is safer and more potent than that of any other sanitary method.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 351:2


    (Truth a present help)
    When we lose faith in God's power to heal, we distrust the divine Principle which demonstrates Christian Science, and then we cannot heal the sick. Neither can we heal through the help of Spirit, if we plant ourselves on a material basis.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 130:26


    (All evil unnatural)
    If thought is startled at the strong claim of Science for the supremacy of God, or Truth, and doubts the supremacy of good, ought we not, contrariwise, to be astounded at the vigorous claims of evil and doubt them, and no longer think it natural to love sin and unnatural to forsake it, - no longer imagine evil to be ever-present and good absent? Truth should not seem so surprising and unnatural as error, and error should not seem so real as truth. Sickness should not seem so real as health. There is no error in Science, and our lives must be governed by reality in order to be in harmony with God, the divine Principle of all being.


Section 2


John 14:5,6,10,11

    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.

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

    11 Believe me that I am in the
Father, and the Father in me: or else
believe me for the very works' sake.

***
Mark 3:7,8,10,11

    7 But Jesus withdrew himself with
his disciples to the sea: and a great
multitude from Galilee followed him,
and from Judaea,

    8 And from Jerusalem, and from
Idumaea, and from beyond Jordan; and
they about Tyre and Sidon, a great
multitude, when they had heard what
great things he did, came unto him.

    10 For he had healed many; insomuch
that they pressed upon him for to
touch him, as many as had plagues.

    11 And unclean spirits, when they
saw him, fell down before him, and
cried, saying, Thou art the Son of
God.

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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 25:13-24


    (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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 51:21-24

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

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 52:19

    (Saviour's prediction)
    The "man of sorrows" best understood the nothingness of material life and intelligence and the mighty actuality of all-inclusive God, good. These were the two cardinal points of Mind-healing, or Christian Science, which armed him with Love. 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 3


John 1:6-13

    6 #There was a man sent from God,
whose name was John.

    7 The same came for a witness, to
bear witness of the Light, that all
men through him might believe.

    8 He was not that Light, but was
sent to bear witness of that Light.

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

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

    11 He came unto his own, and his
own received him not.

    12 But as many as received him, to
them gave he power to become the sons
of God, even to them that believe on
his name:

    13 Which were born, not of blood,
nor of the will of the flesh, nor of
the will of man, but of God.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 285:27


    (Salvation is through reform)
    As mortals reach, through knowledge of Christian Science, a higher sense, they will seek to learn, not from matter, but from the divine Principle, God, how to demonstrate the Christ, Truth, as the healing and saving power.

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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 382:24


    (Blissful ignorance)
    One whom I rescued from seeming spiritual oblivion, in which the senses had engulfed him, wrote to me: "I should have died, but for the glorious Principle you teach, - supporting the power of Mind over the body and showing me the nothingness of the so-called pleasures and pains of sense. The treatises I had read and the medicines I had taken only abandoned me to more hopeless suffering and despair. Adherence to hygiene was useless. Mortal mind needed to be set right. The ailment was not bodily, but mental, and I was cured when I learned my way in Christian Science."

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 134:21-26


    (Basis of miracles)
    The true Logos is demonstrably Christian Science, the natural law of harmony which overcomes discord, - not because this Science is supernatural or preternatural, nor because it is an infraction of divine law, but because it is the immutable law of God, good.


Section 4


Matthew 21:22

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

***
John 11:38-44

    38 Jesus therefore again groaning
in himself cometh to the grave. It
was a cave, and a stone lay upon it.

    39 Jesus said, Take ye away the
stone. Martha, the sister of him that
was dead, saith unto him, Lord, by
this time he stinketh: for he hath
been dead four days.

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

    41 Then they took away the stone
from the place where the dead was
laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes,
and said, Father, I thank thee that
thou hast heard me.

    42 And I knew that thou hearest me
always: but because of the people
which stand by I said it, that they
may believe that thou hast sent me.

    43 And when he thus had spoken, he
cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come
forth.

    44 And he that was dead came forth,
bound hand and foot with
graveclothes: and his face was bound
about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto
them, Loose him, and let him go.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 1:1


    ( - Prayer -)
    The prayer that reforms the sinner and heals the sick is an absolute faith that all things are possible to God, - a spiritual understanding of Him, an unselfed love. Regardless of what another may say or think on this subject, I speak from experience. Prayer, watching, and working, combined with self-immolation, are God's gracious means for accomplishing whatever has been successfully done for the Christianization and health of mankind.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 134:26


    (Basis of miracles)
    Jesus said: "I knew that Thou hearest me always;" and he raised Lazarus from the dead, stilled the tempest, healed the sick, walked on the water. There is divine authority for believing in the superiority of spiritual power over material resistance.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 231:4


    (Destruction of all evil)
    If God destroys not sin, sickness, and death, they are not destroyed in the mind of mortals, but seem to this so-called mind to be immortal. What God cannot do, man need not attempt. If God heals not the sick, they are not healed, for no lesser power equals the infinite All-power; but God, Truth, Life, Love, does heal the sick through the prayer of the righteous.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 12:1-5,22-24,29


    (Prayer for the sick)
    "The prayer of faith shall save the sick," says the Scripture. What is this healing prayer? A mere request that God will heal the sick has no power to gain more of the divine presence than is always at hand.
    The common custom of praying for the recovery of the sick finds help in blind belief, whereas help should come from the enlightened understanding.
    (Love impartial and universal)
    If the sick recover because they pray or are prayed for audibly, only petitioners (per se or by proxy) should get well. In divine Science, where prayers are mental, all may avail themselves of God as "a very present help in trouble." Love is impartial and universal in its adaptation and bestowals. It is the open fount which cries, "Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters."


Section 5


Proverbs 4:1,5-7

    1 Hear, ye children, the
instruction of a father, and attend
to know understanding.

    5 Get wisdom, get understanding:
forget it not; neither decline from
the words of my mouth.

    6 Forsake her not, and she shall
preserve thee: love her, and she
shall keep thee.

    7 Wisdom is the principal thing;
therefore get wisdom: and with all
thy getting get understanding.

***
Luke 24:36,45-47

    36 #And as they thus spake, Jesus
himself stood in the midst of them,
and saith unto them, Peace be unto
you.

    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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 203:7-8


    (Our belief and understanding)
    If God were understood instead of being merely believed, this understanding would establish health.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 506:5


    (Original reflected) Understanding is a quality of God, a quality which separates Christian Science from supposition and makes Truth final.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 219:11-21


    (Affirmation and result) Not muscles, nerves, nor bones, but mortal mind makes the whole body "sick, and the whole heart faint;" whereas divine Mind heals.


    When this is understood, we shall never affirm concerning the body what we do not wish to have manifested. We shall not call the body weak, if we would have it strong; for the belief in feebleness must obtain in the human mind before it can be made manifest on the body, and the destruction of the belief will be the removal of its effects. Science includes no rule of discord, but governs harmoniously.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 109:11


    (Solitary research)
    For three years after my discovery, I sought the solution of this problem of Mind-healing, searched the Scriptures and read little else, kept aloof from society, and devoted time and energies to discovering a positive rule. The search was sweet, calm, and buoyant with hope, not selfish nor depressing. I knew the Principle of all harmonious Mind-action to be God, and that cures were produced in primitive Christian healing by holy, uplifting faith; but I must know the Science of this healing, and I won my way to absolute conclusions through divine revelation, reason, and demonstration. The revelation of Truth in the understanding came to me gradually and apparently through divine power. When a new spiritual idea is borne to earth, the prophetic Scripture of Isaiah is renewedly fulfilled: "Unto us a child is born, . . . and his name shall be called Wonderful."


Section 6


Isaiah 44:23

    23 Sing, O ye heavens; for the Lord
hath done it: shout, ye lower parts
of the earth: break forth into
singing, ye mountains, O forest, and
every tree therein: for the Lord hath
redeemed Jacob, and glorified himself
in Israel.

***
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.

***
I Timothy 6:12-14,16

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

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

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

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

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 81:28


    (Mind's manifestations immortal)
    In Science, man's immortality depends upon that of God, good, and follows as a necessary consequence of the immortality of good.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 304:14


    (Man inseparable from Love)
    The perfect man - governed by God, his perfect Principle - is sinless and eternal.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 410:4


    (Life eternal and present)
    "This is life eternal," says Jesus, - is, not shall be; and then he defines everlasting life as a present knowledge of his Father and of himself, - the knowledge of Love, Truth, and Life. "This is life eternal, that they might know Thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom Thou hast sent." The Scriptures say, "Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God," showing that Truth is the actual life of man; but mankind objects to making this teaching practical.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 487:27

(20b) Question: Who or what is it that believes?
ADAM = The opposer of Truth, termed error.
Topic: Soul and Body


    (Understanding versus belief) The understanding that Life is God, Spirit, lengthens our days by strengthening our trust in the deathless reality of Life, its almightiness and immortality.

Subheadings in this lesson

01 1 - Unchanging Principle
01 1 - Principle and practice
01 1 - Truth a present help
01 1 - All evil unnatural
01 2 - Salvation is through reform
01 2 - Effective triumph
01 2 - Example for our salvation
01 2 - Saviour's prediction
01 3 - Salvation is through reform
01 3 - Wrong and right way
01 3 - Blissful ignorance
01 3 - Basis of miracles
01 4 - - Prayer -
01 4 - Basis of miracles
01 4 - Destruction of all evil
01 4 - Prayer for the sick
01 4 - Love impartial and universal
01 5 - Our belief and understanding
01 5 - Original reflected
01 5 - Affirmation and result
01 5 - Solitary research
01 6 - Mind's manifestations immortal
01 6 - Man inseparable from Love
01 6 - Life eternal and present
01 6 - Understanding versus belief


July 1903

Subject: 02

SACRAMENT.

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July 12,1903

Subject: 03

LIFE.

o1oo



-- Golden Text --

Colossians 3:4

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


Responsive Reading


John 10:7,9,10,14-18,24-29

    7 Then said Jesus unto them again,
Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am
the door of the sheep.

    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.

    10 The thief cometh not, but for to
steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I
am come that they might have life,
and that they might have it more
abundantly.

    14 I am the good shepherd, and know
my sheep, and am known of mine.

    15 As the Father knoweth me, even
so know I the Father: and I lay down
my life for the sheep.

    16 And other sheep I have, which
are not of this fold: them also I
must bring, and they shall hear my
voice; and there shall be one fold,
and one shepherd.

    17 Therefore doth my Father love
me, because I lay down my life, that
I might take it again.

    18 No man taketh it from me, but I
lay it down of myself. I have power to
lay it down, and I have power to take
it again. This commandment have I
received of my Father.

    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.

    26 But ye believe not, because ye
are not of my sheep, as I said unto
you.

    27 My sheep hear my voice, and I
know them, and they follow me:

    28 And I give unto them eternal
life; and they shall never perish,
neither shall any man pluck them out
of my hand.

    29 My Father, which gave them me,
is greater than all; and no man is
able to pluck them out of my Father's
hand.


Section 1


Psalm 16:1,11

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

    11 Thou wilt shew me the path of
life: in thy presence is fulness of
joy; at thy right hand there are
pleasures for evermore.
Psalm 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 36:7,9

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

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

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

  (- MORTAL MIND - Mythology)


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 331:1

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

    (-4- Life the creator)
    IV. God is divine Life, and Life is no more confined to the forms which reflect it than substance is in its shadow. If life were in mortal man or material things, it would be subject to their limitations and would end in death. Life is Mind, the creator reflected in His creations. If He dwelt within what He creates, God would not be reflected but absorbed, and the Science of being would be forever lost through a mortal sense, which falsely testifies to a beginning and an end.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 283:13-24

    (Source of all life and action)
    But what say prevalent theories? They insist that Life, or God, is one and the same with material life so-called. They speak of both Truth and error as mind, and of good and evil as spirit. They claim that to be life which is but the objective state of material sense, - such as the structural life of the tree and of material man, - and deem this the manifestation of the one Life, God.
    (Spiritual structure)
    This false belief as to what really constitutes life so detracts from God's character and nature, that the true sense of His power is lost to all who cling to this falsity.

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


John 4:46-54

    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.

    54 This is again the second miracle
that Jesus did, when he was come out
of Judaea into Galilee.

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


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

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 14:12-18


    (Spiritualized consciousness)
    Become conscious for a single moment that Life and intelligence are purely spiritual, - neither in nor of matter, - and the body will then utter no complaints. If suffering from a belief in sickness, you will find yourself suddenly well. Sorrow is turned into joy when the body is controlled by spiritual Life, Truth, and Love.

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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 303:16

    (Mental propagation)
    Divine Science lays the axe at the root of the illusion that life, or mind, is formed by or is in the material body, and Science will eventually destroy this illusion through the self-destruction of all error and the beatified understanding of the Science of Life.


Section 3


Luke 4:1-4

    1 And Jesus being full of the Holy
Ghost returned from Jordan, and was
led by the Spirit into the
wilderness,

    2 Being forty days tempted of the
devil. And in those days he did eat
nothing: and when they were ended, he
afterward hungered.

    3 And the devil said unto him, If
thou be the Son of God, command this
stone that it be made bread.

    4 And Jesus answered him, saying,
It is written, That man shall not
live by bread alone, but by every
word of God.

***
John 4:31-34

    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.

    33 Therefore said the disciples one
to another, Hath any man brought him
ought to eat?

    34 Jesus saith unto them, My meat
is to do the will of him that sent
me, and to finish his work.

***
Matthew 6:24,25

    24 #No man can serve two masters:
for either he will hate the one, and
love the other; or else he will hold
to the one, and despise the other. Ye
cannot serve God and mammon.

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

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 388:12-30


    (Sustenance spiritual)
    Admit the common hypothesis that food is the nutriment of life, and there follows the necessity for another admission in the opposite direction, - that food has power to destroy Life, God, through a deficiency or an excess, a quality or a quantity. This is a specimen of the ambiguous nature of all material health-theories. They are self-contradictory and self-destructive, constituting a "kingdom divided against itself," which is "brought to desolation." If food was prepared by Jesus for his disciples, it cannot destroy life.
    (God sustains man)
    The fact is, food does not affect the absolute Life of man, and this becomes self-evident, when we learn that God is our Life. Because sin and sickness are not qualities of Soul, or Life, we have hope in immortality; but it would be foolish to venture beyond our present understanding, foolish to stop eating until we gain perfection and a clear comprehension of the living Spirit. In that perfect day of understanding, we shall neither eat to live nor live to eat.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 222:29


    (Life only in Spirit)
    In seeking a cure for dyspepsia consult matter not at all, and eat what is set before you, "asking no question for conscience sake." 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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 254:6

    (Patience and final perfection)
    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.


Section 4


Proverbs 8:1,6,34,35

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

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

    34 Blessed is the man that heareth
me, watching daily at my gates,
waiting at the posts of my doors.

    35 For whoso findeth me findeth
life, and shall obtain favour of the
Lord.

***
John 11:21,23-26

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

    23 Jesus saith unto her, Thy
brother shall rise again.

    24 Martha saith unto him, I know
that he shall rise again in the
resurrection at the last day.

    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?

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


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

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


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

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 426:11-28


    (Our footsteps heavenward)
    If the belief in death were obliterated, and the understanding obtained that there is no death, this would be a "tree of life," known by its fruits. Man should renew his energies and endeavors, and see the folly of hypocrisy, while also learning the necessity of working out his own salvation. When it is learned that disease cannot destroy life, and that mortals are not saved from sin or sickness by death, this understanding will quicken into newness of life. It will master either a desire to die or a dread of the grave, and thus destroy the great fear that besets mortal existence.
    (Christian standard)
    The relinquishment of all faith in death and also of the fear of its sting would raise the standard of health and morals far beyond its present elevation, and would enable us to hold the banner of Christianity aloft with unflinching faith in God, in Life eternal.


Section 5


I Corinthians 15:19,20

    19 If in this life only we have
hope in Christ, we are of all men
most miserable.

    20 But now is Christ risen from the
dead, and become the firstfruits of
them that slept.

***
Revelation 14:1,3,5

    1 And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb
stood on the mount Sion, and with him
an hundred forty and four thousand,
having his Father's name written in
their foreheads.

    3 And they sung as it were a new
song before the throne, and before
the four beasts, and the elders: and
no man could learn that song but the
hundred and forty and four thousand,
which were redeemed from the earth.

    5 And in their mouth was found no
guile: for they are without fault
before the throne of God.

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 - 90:24-27

    (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.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 261:21


    (Immutable identity of man)
    Detach sense from the body, or matter, which is only a form of human belief, and you may learn the meaning of God, or good, and the nature of the immutable and immortal. Breaking away from the mutations of time and sense, you will neither lose the solid objects and ends of life nor your own identity. Fixing your gaze on the realities supernal, you will rise to the spiritual consciousness of being, even as the bird which has burst from the egg and preens its wings for a skyward flight.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 262:10

    (Forgetfulness of self)
    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.


Section 6


Mark 16:9-11,14,15,19,20

    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.

    15 And he said unto them, Go ye
into all the world, and preach the
gospel to every creature.

    19 #So then after the Lord had
spoken unto them, he was received up
into heaven, and sat on the right
hand of God.

    20 And they went forth, and
preached every where, the Lord
working with them, and confirming the
word with signs following. Amen.

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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 51:6

    (Life-power indestructible)
    Jesus could have withdrawn himself from his enemies. He had power to lay down a human sense of life for his spiritual identity in the likeness of the divine; but he allowed men to attempt the destruction of the mortal body in order that he might furnish the proof of immortal life. Nothing could kill this Life of man. Jesus could give his temporal life into his enemies' hands; but when his earth-mission was accomplished, his spiritual life, indestructible and eternal, was found forever the same. He knew that matter had no life and that real Life is God; therefore he could no more be separated from his spiritual Life than God could be extinguished.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 42:15-21

    (Death outdone)
    The resurrection of the great demonstrator of God's power was the proof of his final triumph over body and matter, and gave full evidence of divine Science, - evidence so important to mortals. The belief that man has existence or mind separate from God is a dying error. This error Jesus met with divine Science and proved its nothingness.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 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

03 1 - -2- The deific definitions
03 1 - -4- Life the creator
03 1 - Source of all life and action
03 1 - Spiritual structure
03 1 - Spiritual offspring
03 2 - Life independent of matter
03 2 - Spiritualized consciousness
03 2 - The Christ-element
03 2 - Mental propagation
03 3 - Sustenance spiritual
03 3 - God sustains man
03 3 - Life only in Spirit
03 3 - Patience and final perfection
03 4 - Careful guidance
03 4 - Raising the dead
03 4 - Our footsteps heavenward
03 4 - Christian standard
03 5 - Immaterial pleasure
03 5 - Scientific finalities
03 5 - Immutable identity of man
03 5 - Forgetfulness of self
03 6 - Living temple
03 6 - Life-power indestructible
03 6 - Death outdone
03 6 - The stone rolled away


July 19,1903

Subject: 04

TRUTH.

1ooo



-- Golden Text --

Zechariah 8:8

    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.


Responsive Reading


III John 1:1-8,11,12

    1 The elder unto the wellbeloved
Gaius, whom I love in the truth.

    2 Beloved, I wish above all things
that thou mayest prosper and be in
health, even as thy soul prospereth.

    3 For I rejoiced greatly, when the
brethren came and testified of the
truth that is in thee, even as thou
walkest in the truth.

    4 I have no greater joy than to
hear that my children walk in truth.

    5 Beloved, thou doest faithfully
whatsoever thou doest to the
brethren, and to strangers;

    6 Which have borne witness of thy
charity before the church: whom if
thou bring forward on their journey
after a godly sort, thou shalt do
well:

    7 Because that for his name's sake
they went forth, taking nothing of the
Gentiles.

    8 We therefore ought to receive
such, that we might be fellowhelpers
to the truth.

    11 Beloved, follow not that which
is evil, but that which is good. He
that doeth good is of God: but he
that doeth evil hath not seen God.

    12 Demetrius hath good report of
all men, and of the truth itself:
yea, and we also bear record; and ye
know that our record is true.


Section 1


Isaiah 46:5,6

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

    6 They lavish gold out of the bag,
and weigh silver in the balance, and
hire a goldsmith; and he maketh it a
god: they fall down, yea, they
worship.
Isaiah 26:2

    2 Open ye the gates, that the
righteous nation which keepeth the
truth may enter in.

***
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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 287:10-11,27


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

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 130:32


    (All evil unnatural)
    Truth should not seem so surprising and unnatural as error, and error should not seem so real as truth. Sickness should not seem so real as health. There is no error in Science, and our lives must be governed by reality in order to be in harmony with God, the divine Principle of all being.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 547:23-25


    (True theory of the universe)
    The Scriptures are very sacred. Our aim must be to have them understood spiritually, for only by this understanding can truth be gained.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 286:1


    (Salvation is through reform)
    To seek Truth through belief in a human doctrine is not to understand the infinite. 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.


Section 2


Psalm 117:1,2

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

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

***
Isaiah 28:16,17

    16 #Therefore thus saith the Lord
God, Behold, I lay in Zion for a
foundation a stone, a tried stone, a
precious corner stone, a sure
foundation: he that believeth shall
not make haste.

    17 Judgment also will I lay to the
line, and righteousness to the
plummet: and the hail shall sweep
away the refuge of lies, and the
waters shall overflow the hiding
place.

***
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.

***
Acts 4:8-11

    8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy
Ghost, said unto them, Ye rulers of
the people, and elders of Israel,

    9 If we this day be examined of the
good deed done to the impotent man,
by what means he is made whole;

    10 Be it known unto you all, and to
all the people of Israel, that by the
name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth,
whom ye crucified, whom God raised
from the dead, even by him doth this
man stand here before you whole.

    11 This is the stone which was set
at nought of you builders, which is
become the head of the corner.

***
I Peter 2:6

    6 Wherefore also it is contained in
the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion
a chief corner stone, elect,
precious: and he that believeth on
him shall not be confounded.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 380:5


    (Fevers the effect of fear)
    Truth is the rock of ages, the headstone of the corner, "but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder."

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.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 123:20


    (Seeming and being)
    1. The discovery of this divine Science of Mind healing, through a spiritual sense of the Scriptures and through the teachings of the Comforter, as promised by the Master.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 233:22-32


    (Christ's mission)
    To reveal this truth was our Master's mission to all mankind, including the hearts which rejected him.
    (Efficacy of truth)
    When numbers have been divided according to a fixed rule, the quotient is not more unquestionable than the scientific tests I have made of the effects of truth upon the sick. The counter fact relative to any disease is required to cure it. The utterance of truth is designed to rebuke and destroy error. Why should truth not be efficient in sickness, which is solely the result of inharmony?

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 483:32

(17) Question: Is it important to understand these explanations in order to heal the sick?
ADAM = Unreality as opposed to the great reality of spiritual existence and creation.
Topic: Probation after Death


    (Science the way)
    Christianity will never be based on a divine Principle and so found to be unerring, until its absolute Science is reached. When this is accomplished, neither pride, prejudice, bigotry, nor envy can wash away its foundation, for it is built upon the rock, Christ.


Section 3


Psalm 100:5

    5 For the Lord is good; his mercy
is everlasting; and his truth
endureth to all generations.
Psalm 78:5-7,56,57

    5 For he established a testimony in
Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel,
which he commanded our fathers, that
they should make them known to their
children:

    6 That the generation to come might
know them, even the children which
should be born; who should arise and
declare them to their children:

    7 That they might set their hope in
God, and not forget the works of God,
but keep his commandments:

    56 Yet they tempted and provoked
the most high God, and kept not his
testimonies:

    57 But turned back, and dealt
unfaithfully like their fathers: they
were turned aside like a deceitful
bow.

***
II Peter 2:1,2

    1 But there were false prophets
also among the people, even as there
shall be false teachers among you,
who privily shall bring in damnable
heresies, even denying the Lord that
bought them, and bring upon
themselves swift destruction.

    2 And many shall follow their
pernicious ways; by reason of whom
the way of truth shall be evil spoken
of.

***
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:

***
Romans 1:18

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

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.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 144:23

    (Conservative antagonism)
    Because divine Science wars with so-called physical science, even as Truth wars with error, the old schools still oppose it. Ignorance, pride, or prejudice closes the door to whatever is not stereotyped. When the Science of being is universally understood, every man will be his own physician, and Truth will be the universal panacea.

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

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 293:28


    (The counterfeit forces)
    Christian Science brings to light Truth and its supremacy, universal harmony, the entireness of God, good, and the nothingness of evil.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 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.


Section 4


Proverbs 20:9

    9 Who can say, I have made my heart
clean, I am pure from my sin?

***
I John 1:8,9

    8 If we say that we have no sin, we
deceive ourselves, and the truth is
not in us.

    9 If we confess our sins, he is
faithful and just to forgive us our
sins, and to cleanse us from all
unrighteousness.

***
Proverbs 22:20,21

    20 Have not I written to thee
excellent things in counsels and
knowledge,

    21 That I might make thee know the
certainty of the words of truth; that
thou mightest answer the words of
truth to them that send unto thee?

***
I Peter 3:15

    15 But sanctify the Lord God in
your hearts: and be ready always to
give an answer to every man that
asketh you a reason of the hope that
is in you with meekness and fear:

***
James 5:19,20

    19 Brethren, if any of you do err
from the truth, and one convert him;

    20 Let him know, that he which
converteth the sinner from the error
of his way shall save a soul from
death, and shall hide a multitude of
sins.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 472:23-3

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


    (Unrealities that seem real)
    Question. - Is there no sin?
    Answer. - All reality is in God and His creation, harmonious and eternal. That which He creates is good, and He makes all that is made. Therefore the only reality of sin, sickness, or death is the awful fact that unrealities seem real to human, erring belief, until God strips off their disguise. They are not true, because they are not of God. We learn in Christian Science that all inharmony of mortal mind or body is illusion, possessing neither reality nor identity though seeming to be real and identical.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 538:7,19


    (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.
    (Contrasted testimony)
    Until that which contradicts the truth of being enters into the arena, evil has no history, and evil is brought into view only as the unreal in contradistinction to the real and eternal.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 447:20


    (Expose sin without believing in it)
    Expose and denounce the claims of evil and disease in all their forms, but realize no reality in them. A sinner is not reformed merely by assuring him that he cannot be a sinner because there is no sin. To put down the claim of sin, you must detect it, remove the mask, point out the illusion, and thus get the victory over sin and so prove its unreality. The sick are not healed merely by declaring there is no sickness, but by knowing that there is none.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 448:5

    (Wicked evasions)
    Evil which obtains in the bodily senses, but which the heart condemns, has no foundation; but if evil is uncondemned, it is undenied and nurtured. Under such circumstances, to say that there is no evil, is an evil in itself. When needed tell the truth concerning the lie. Evasion of Truth cripples integrity, and casts thee down from the pinnacle.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 466:13

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


    (Real versus unreal)
    Truth is immortal; error is mortal. Truth is limitless; error is limited. Truth is intelligent; error is non-intelligent. Moreover, Truth is real, and error is unreal. This last statement contains the point you will most reluctantly admit, although first and last it is the most important to understand.


Section 5


Zechariah 8:16,22,23

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

    22 Yea, many people and strong
nations shall come to seek the Lord
of hosts in Jerusalem, and to pray
before the Lord.

    23 Thus saith the Lord of hosts; In
those days it shall come to pass,
that ten men shall take hold out of
all languages of the nations, even
shall take hold of the skirt of him
that is a Jew, saying, We will go
with you: for we have heard that God
is with you.

***
John 3:21,25-27

    21 But he that doeth truth cometh
to the light, that his deeds may be
made manifest, that they are wrought
in God.

    25 #Then there arose a question
between some of John's disciples and
the Jews about purifying.

    26 And they came unto John, and
said unto him, Rabbi, he that was
with thee beyond Jordan, to whom thou
barest witness, behold, the same
baptizeth, and all men come to him.

    27 John answered and said, A man
can receive nothing, except it be
given him from heaven.

***
Romans 2:28,29

    28 For he is not a Jew, which is
one outwardly; neither is that
circumcision, which is outward in the
flesh:

    29 But he is a Jew, which is one
inwardly; and circumcision is that of
the heart, in the spirit, and not in
the letter; whose praise is not of
men, but of God.
Romans 10:12

    12 For there is no difference
between the Jew and the Greek: for
the same Lord over all is rich unto
all that call upon him.

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


    (Immortal achieval)
    The truth taught by Jesus, the elders scoffed at. Why? Because it demanded more than they were willing to practise. It was enough for them to believe in a national Deity; but that belief, from their time to ours, has never made a disciple who could cast out evils and heal the sick.

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


    (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. To-day the cry of bygone ages is repeated, "Crucify him!" At every advancing step, truth is still opposed with sword and spear.

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?

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 360:28


    (Choose ye today)
    Of old, the Jews put to death the Galilean Prophet, the best Christian on earth, for the truth he spoke and demonstrated, while to-day, Jew and Christian can unite in doctrine and denomination on the very basis of Jesus' words and works. The Jew believes that the Messiah or Christ has not yet come; the Christian believes that Christ is God. Here Christian Science intervenes, explains these doctrinal points, cancels the disagreement, and settles the question. Christ, as the true spiritual idea, is the ideal of God now and forever, here and everywhere. The Jew who believes in the First Commandment is a monotheist; he has one omnipresent God. Thus the Jew unites with the Christian's doctrine that God is come and is present now and forever. The Christian who believes in the First Commandment is a monotheist. Thus he virtually unites with the Jew's belief in one God, and recognizes that Jesus Christ is not God, as Jesus himself declared, but is the Son of God. This declaration of Jesus, understood, conflicts not at all with another of his sayings: "I and my Father are one," - that is, one in quality, not in quantity. As a drop of water is one with the ocean, a ray of light one with the sun, even so God and man, Father and son, are one in being. The Scripture reads: "For in Him we live, and move, and have our being."


Section 6


Psalm 31:5

    5 Into thine hand I commit my
spirit: thou hast redeemed me, O Lord
God of truth.

***
Zechariah 8:7,8

    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.

***
I John 3:18,19

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

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

***
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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 288:27-1


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

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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 254:27


    (The cross and crown)
    If you launch your bark upon the ever-agitated but healthful waters of truth, you will encounter storms. Your good will be evil spoken of. This is the cross. Take it up and bear it, for through it you win and wear the crown. Pilgrim on earth, thy home is heaven; stranger, thou art the guest of God.

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."

Subheadings in this lesson

04 1 - Divine allness
04 1 - Error unveiled
04 1 - All evil unnatural
04 1 - True theory of the universe
04 1 - Salvation is through reform
04 2 - Fevers the effect of fear
04 2 - Knowledge and Truth
04 2 - Seeming and being
04 2 - Christ's mission
04 2 - Efficacy of truth
04 2 - Science the way
04 3 - No physical science
04 3 - Conservative antagonism
04 3 - Christian Science as old as God
04 3 - The counterfeit forces
04 3 - Followers of Jesus
04 3 - Destruction of all evil
04 4 - Unrealities that seem real
04 4 - Spiritual gateway
04 4 - Contrasted testimony
04 4 - Expose sin without believing in it
04 4 - Wicked evasions
04 4 - Real versus unreal
04 5 - Immortal achieval
04 5 - Priestly learning
04 5 - Fear and sickness identical
04 5 - Choose ye today
04 6 - The Christ-element
04 6 - Man springs from Mind
04 6 - The cross and crown
04 6 - Vision opening


July 26,1903

Subject: 05

LOVE.

ooo1



-- Golden Text --

Psalm 107:8,9

    8 Oh that men would praise the Lord
for his goodness, and for his
wonderful works to the children of
men!

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


Responsive Reading


Luke 6:27-38

    27 #But I say unto you which hear,
Love your enemies, do good to them
which hate you,

    28 Bless them that curse you, and
pray for them which despitefully use
you.

    29 And unto him that smiteth thee
on the one cheek offer also the
other; and him that taketh away thy
cloak forbid not to take thy coat
also.

    30 Give to every man that asketh of
thee; and of him that taketh away thy
goods ask them not again.

    31 And as ye would that men should
do to you, do ye also to them
likewise.

    32 For if ye love them which love
you, what thank have ye? for sinners
also love those that love them.

    33 And if ye do good to them which
do good to you, what thank have ye?
for sinners also do even the same.

    34 And if ye lend to them of whom
ye hope to receive, what thank have
ye? for sinners also lend to sinners,
to receive as much again.

    35 But love ye your enemies, and do
good, and lend, hoping for nothing
again; and your reward shall be
great, and ye shall be the children
of the Highest: for he is kind unto
the unthankful and to the evil.

    36 Be ye therefore merciful, as
your Father also is merciful.

    37 Judge not, and ye shall not be
judged: condemn not, and ye shall not
be condemned: forgive, and ye shall
be forgiven:

    38 Give, and it shall be given unto
you; good measure, pressed down, and
shaken together, and running over,
shall men give into your bosom. For
with the same measure that ye mete
withal it shall be measured to you
again.


Section 1


Psalm 59:16,17

    16 But I will sing of thy power;
yea, I will sing aloud of thy mercy
in the morning: for thou hast been my
defence and refuge in the day of my
trouble.

    17 Unto thee, O my strength, will I
sing: for God is my defence, and the
God of my mercy.

***
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.

***
Luke 10:21,23,24,38-42

    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.

    38 #Now it came to pass, as they
went, that he entered into a certain
village: and a certain woman named
Martha received him into her house.

    39 And she had a sister called
Mary, which also sat at Jesus' feet,
and heard his word.

    40 But Martha was cumbered about
much serving, and came to him, and
said, Lord, dost thou not care that
my sister hath left me to serve
alone? bid her therefore that she
help me.

    41 And Jesus answered and said unto
her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful
and troubled about many things:

    42 But one thing is needful: and
Mary hath chosen that good part,
which shall not be taken away from
her.

***
I John 4:16

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 275:6-17


    (Spirit the starting-point)
    The starting-point of divine Science is that God, Spirit, is All-in-all, and that there is no other might nor Mind, - that God is Love, and therefore He is divine Principle.
    (Divine synonyms)
    To grasp the reality and order of being in its Science, you must begin by reckoning God as the divine Principle of all that really is. Spirit, Life, Truth, Love, combine as one, - and are the Scriptural names for God. All substance, intelligence, wisdom, being, immortality, cause, and effect belong to God. These are His attributes, the eternal manifestations of the infinite divine Principle, Love.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 257:27


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

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


    (Scientific finalities)
    Let us rid ourselves of the belief that man is separated from God, and obey only the divine Principle, Life and Love. Here is the great point of departure for all true spiritual growth.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 15:6


    (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. Lips must be mute and materialism silent, that man may have audience with Spirit, the divine Principle, Love, which destroys all error.


Section 2


Psalm 23:1-4,6

    1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall
not want.

    2 He maketh me to lie down in green
pastures: he leadeth me beside the
still waters.

    3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth
me in the paths of righteousness for
his name's sake.

    4 Yea, though I walk through the
valley of the shadow of death, I will
fear no evil: for thou art with me;
thy rod and thy staff they comfort
me.

    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.

***
Luke 12:6,7

    6 Are not five sparrows sold for
two farthings, and not one of them is
forgotten before God?

    7 But even the very hairs of your
head are all numbered. Fear not
therefore: ye are of more value than
many sparrows.

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


    (Pardon and amendment)
    Divine Love corrects and governs man. Men may pardon, but this divine Principle alone reforms the sinner.

o4oo Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked - 106:9


    (Proper self-government)
    Man is properly self-governed only when he is guided rightly and governed by his Maker, divine Truth and Love.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 516:4


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 304:9


    (Man inseparable from Love)
    This is the doctrine of Christian Science: that divine Love cannot be deprived of its manifestation, or object; that joy cannot be turned into sorrow, for sorrow is not the master of joy; that good can never produce evil; that matter can never produce mind nor life result in death. The perfect man - governed by God, his perfect Principle - is sinless and eternal.


Section 3


Luke 13:10-17

    10 And he was teaching in one of
the synagogues on the sabbath.

    11 #And, behold, there was a woman
which had a spirit of infirmity
eighteen years, and was bowed
together, and could in no wise lift
up herself.

    12 And when Jesus saw her, he
called her to him, and said unto her,
Woman, thou art loosed from thine
infirmity.

    13 And he laid his hands on her:
and immediately she was made
straight, and glorified God.

    14 And the ruler of the synagogue
answered with indignation, because
that Jesus had healed on the sabbath
day, and said unto the people, There
are six days in which men ought to
work: in them therefore come and be
healed, and not on the sabbath day.

    15 The Lord then answered him, and
said, Thou hypocrite, doth not each
one of you on the sabbath loose his
ox or his ass from the stall, and
lead him away to watering?

    16 And ought not this woman, being
a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath
bound, lo, these eighteen years, be
loosed from this bond on the sabbath
day?

    17 And when he had said these
things, all his adversaries were
ashamed: and all the people rejoiced
for all the glorious things that were
done by him.

***
Matthew 15:30,31

    30 And great multitudes came unto
him, having with them those that were
lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many
others, and cast them down at Jesus'
feet; and he healed them:

    31 Insomuch that the multitude
wondered, when they saw the dumb to
speak, the maimed to be whole, the
lame to walk, and the blind to see:
and they glorified the God of Israel.

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."

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 98:15


    (Revelation of Science)
    Beyond the frail premises of human beliefs, above the loosening grasp of creeds, the demonstration of Christian Mind-healing stands a revealed and practical Science. It is imperious throughout all ages as Christ's revelation of Truth, of Life, and of Love, which remains inviolate for every man to understand and to practise.

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


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

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


    (The unity of Science and Christianity)
    Christianity as Jesus taught it was not a creed, nor a system of ceremonies, nor a special gift from a ritualistic Jehovah; but it was the demonstration of divine Love casting out error and healing the sick, not merely in the name of Christ, or Truth, but in demonstration of Truth, as must be the case in the cycles of divine light.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 138:9

    (Sublime summary)
    On this spiritually scientific basis Jesus explained his cures, which appeared miraculous to outsiders. He showed that diseases were cast out neither by corporeality, by materia medica, nor by hygiene, but by the divine Spirit, casting out the errors of mortal mind. The supremacy of Spirit was the foundation on which Jesus built. His sublime summary points to the religion of Love.


Section 4


Psalm 30:1-4

    1 I will extol thee, O Lord; for
thou hast lifted me up, and hast not
made my foes to rejoice over me.

    2 O Lord my God, I cried unto thee,
and thou hast healed me.

    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.

***
Acts 8:5-8

    5 Then Philip went down to the city
of Samaria, and preached Christ unto
them.

    6 And the people with one accord
gave heed unto those things which
Philip spake, hearing and seeing the
miracles which he did.

    7 For unclean spirits, crying with
loud voice, came out of many that were
possessed with them: and many taken
with palsies, and that were lame,
were healed.

    8 And there was great joy in that
city.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 381:17-24


    (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.
    (God-given dominion)
    Think less of the enactments of mortal mind, and you will sooner grasp man's God-given dominion. You must understand your way out of human theories relating to health, or you will never believe that you are quite free from some ailment.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 391:24(begin Disease)-2

    (Contradict error) Disease has no intelligence to declare itself something and announce its name. Mortal mind alone sentences itself. Therefore make your own terms with sickness, and be just to yourself and to others.
    (Sin to be overcome)
    Mentally contradict every complaint from the body, and rise to the true consciousness of Life as Love, - as all that is pure, and bearing the fruits of Spirit. Fear is the fountain of sickness, and you master fear and sin through divine Mind; hence it is through divine Mind that you overcome disease.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 569:6-14


    (The robe of Science)
    The Scripture, "Thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many," is literally fulfilled, when we are conscious of the supremacy of Truth, by which the nothingness of error is seen; and we know that the nothingness of error is in proportion to its wickedness. 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.

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 5


Luke 11:37-39,42

    37 #And as he spake, a certain
Pharisee besought him to dine with
him: and he went in, and sat down to
meat.

    38 And when the Pharisee saw it, he
marvelled that he had not first
washed before dinner.

    39 And the Lord said unto him, Now
do ye Pharisees make clean the outside
of the cup and the platter; but your
inward part is full of ravening and
wickedness.

    42 But woe unto you, Pharisees! for
ye tithe mint and rue and all manner
of herbs, and pass over judgment and
the love of God: these ought ye to
have done, and not to leave the other
undone.

***
I Thessalonians 4:9

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

***
I John 3:23,24

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

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

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.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 14:6


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 326:23


    (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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 40:25-28


    (Service and worship)
    Our heavenly Father, divine Love, demands that all men should follow the example of our Master and his apostles and not merely worship his personality.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 266:18(begin Universal)


    (Uses of adversity) Universal Love is the divine way in Christian Science.


Section 6


Isaiah 28:5,6

    5 In that day shall the Lord of
hosts be for a crown of glory, and
for a diadem of beauty, unto the
residue of his people,

    6 And for a spirit of judgment to
him that sitteth in judgment, and for
strength to them that turn the battle
to the gate.

***
Revelation 21:9-11

    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;

***
Galatians 4:26

    26 But Jerusalem which is above is
free, which is the mother of us all.

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.

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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 20:24


    (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.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 560:10-19


    (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. Again, without a correct sense of its highest visible idea, we can never understand the divine Principle.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 561:8-10,20

    (Espousals supernal)
    The Revelator beheld the spiritual idea from the mount of vision. Purity was the symbol of Life and Love.
    (Divinity and humanity)
    In divine revelation, material and corporeal selfhood disappear, and the spiritual idea is understood.

Subheadings in this lesson

05 1 - Spirit the starting-point
05 1 - Divine synonyms
05 1 - Inexhaustible divine Love
05 1 - Scientific finalities
05 1 - Spiritual sanctuary
05 2 - Pardon and amendment
05 2 - Proper self-government
05 2 - Reflected likeness
05 2 - Man inseparable from Love
05 3 - Spirit transforms
05 3 - Revelation of Science
05 3 - Healing primary
05 3 - The unity of Science and Christianity
05 3 - Sublime summary
05 4 - No laws of matter
05 4 - God-given dominion
05 4 - Contradict error
05 4 - Sin to be overcome
05 4 - The robe of Science
05 4 - The holy struggle
05 5 - Moral victory
05 5 - Bodily presence
05 5 - Conversion of Saul
05 5 - Service and worship
05 5 - Uses of adversity
05 6 - The darkest hours of all
05 6 - The things of God are beautiful
05 6 - Behest of the cross
05 6 - True estimate of God's messenger
05 6 - Espousals supernal
05 6 - Divinity and humanity


August 2,1903

Subject: 06

SPIRIT.

oo1o



-- Golden Text --

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,

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


Responsive Reading


II Corinthians 3:7-18

    7 But if the ministration of death,
written and engraven in stones, was
glorious, so that the children of
Israel could not stedfastly behold
the face of Moses for the glory of
his countenance; which glory was to
be done away:

    8 How shall not the ministration of
the spirit be rather glorious?

    9 For if the ministration of
condemnation be glory, much more doth
the ministration of righteousness
exceed in glory.

    10 For even that which was made
glorious had no glory in this
respect, by reason of the glory that
excelleth.

    11 For if that which is done away
was glorious, much more that which
remaineth is glorious.

    12 Seeing then that we have such
hope, we use great plainness of
speech:

    13 And not as Moses, which put a
vail over his face, that the children
of Israel could not stedfastly look
to the end of that which is
abolished:

    14 But their minds were blinded:
for until this day remaineth the same
vail untaken away in the reading of
the old testament; which vail is done
away in Christ.

    15 But even unto this day, when
Moses is read, the vail is upon their
heart.

    16 Nevertheless when it shall turn
to the Lord, the vail shall be taken
away.

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

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


Section 1


Psalm 139:1,7-10

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

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

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

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

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

***
Ephesians 4:4

    4 There is one body, and one
Spirit, even as ye are called in one
hope of your calling;

***
II Corinthians 3:3,4,6,17

    3 Forasmuch as ye are manifestly
declared to be the epistle of Christ
ministered by us, written not with
ink, but with the Spirit of the
living God; not in tables of stone,
but in fleshy tables of the heart.

    4 And such trust have we through
Christ to God-ward:

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

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

594:19 Chapter 17: Glossary
(SPIRIT)

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 278:10


    (Substance versus supposition)
    Spirit, God, is infinite, all. Spirit can have no opposite.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 331:11,22

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

    (-5- Allness of Spirit)
    V. The Scriptures imply that God is All-in-all. From this it follows that nothing possesses reality nor existence except the divine Mind and His ideas. The Scriptures also declare that God is Spirit. Therefore in Spirit all is harmony, and there can be no discord; all is Life, and there is no death. Everything in God's universe expresses Him.
    (-6- The universal cause)
    He fills all space, and it is impossible to conceive of such omnipresence and individuality except as infinite Spirit or Mind. Hence all is Spirit and spiritual.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 109:32-3


    (God's allness learned)
    The three great verities of Spirit, omnipotence, omnipresence, omniscience, - Spirit possessing all power, filling all space, constituting all Science, - contradict forever the belief that matter can be actual.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 192:17-21


    (The one real power)
    Moral and spiritual might belong to Spirit, who holds the "wind in His fists;" and this teaching accords with Science and harmony. In Science, you can have no power opposed to God, and the physical senses must give up their false testimony.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 518:27-2


    (Perfection of creation)
    The divine Principle, or Spirit, comprehends and expresses all, and all must therefore be as perfect as the divine Principle is perfect. Nothing is new to Spirit. Nothing can be novel to eternal Mind, the author of all things, who from all eternity knoweth His own ideas.


Section 2


Isaiah 40:12,13,25,26

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

    13 Who hath directed the Spirit of
the Lord, or being his counsellor hath
taught him?

    25 To whom then will ye liken me,
or shall I be equal? saith the Holy
One.

    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 66:2

    2 For all those things hath mine
hand made, and all those things have
been, saith the Lord: but to this man
will I look, even to him that is poor
and of a contrite spirit, and
trembleth at my word.

***
Psalm 104:24,30,31

    24 O Lord, how manifold are thy
works! in wisdom hast thou made them
all: the earth is full of thy riches.


    30 Thou sendest forth thy spirit,
they are created: and thou renewest
the face of the earth.

    31 The glory of the Lord shall
endure for ever: the Lord shall
rejoice in his works.

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

  (- MORTAL MIND - Idolatry)


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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 516:9-19


    (Love imparts beauty)
    God fashions all things, after His own likeness. Life is reflected in existence, Truth in truthfulness, God in goodness, which impart their own peace and permanence. Love, redolent with unselfishness, bathes all in beauty and light. 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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 333:30

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


    (-13- The divine Principle and idea)
    The one Spirit includes all identities.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 506:18


    (Unfolding of thoughts)
    Spirit, God, gathers unformed thoughts into their proper channels, and unfolds these thoughts, even as He opens the petals of a holy purpose in order that the purpose may appear.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 264:20(only),28


    (Spiritual proofs of existence)
    Spirit and its formations are the only realities of being.
    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.


Section 3


Psalm 8:4,6

    4 What is man, that thou art
mindful of him? and the son of man,
that thou visitest him?

    6 Thou madest him to have dominion
over the works of thy hands: thou hast
put all things under his feet:

***
Job 33:4

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

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 63:5


    (Spiritual origin)
    In Science man is the offspring of Spirit. The beautiful, good, and pure constitute his ancestry. His origin is not, like that of mortals, in brute instinct, nor does he pass through material conditions prior to reaching intelligence. Spirit is his primitive and ultimate source of being; God is his Father, and Life is the law of his being.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 252:15-23,31-5(to .)


    (Eternal man recognized)
    The false evidence of material sense contrasts strikingly with the testimony of Spirit. Material sense lifts its voice with the arrogance of reality and says:
    (Testimony of sense)
    I am wholly dishonest, and no man knoweth it. I can cheat, lie, commit adultery, rob, murder, and I elude detection by smooth-tongued villainy. Animal in propensity, deceitful in sentiment, fraudulent in purpose, I mean to make my short span of life one gala day.
    Spirit, bearing opposite testimony, saith:
    (Testimony of Soul)
    I am Spirit. Man, whose senses are spiritual, is my likeness. He reflects the infinite understanding, for I am Infinity. The beauty of holiness, the perfection of being, imperishable glory, - all are Mine, for I am God. I give immortality to man, for I am Truth.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 475:7-13

(14) Question: What is man?
ADAM = That which is not the image and likeness of good, but a material belief, opposed to the one Mind, or Spirit.
Topic: Unreality


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


Section 4


James 3:11,12

    11 Doth a fountain send forth at
the same place sweet water and
bitter?

    12 Can the fig tree, my brethren,
bear olive berries? either a vine,
figs? so can no fountain both yield
salt water and fresh.

***
II Corinthians 6:14,15

    14 Be ye not unequally yoked
together with unbelievers: for what
fellowship hath righteousness with
unrighteousness? and what communion
hath light with darkness?

    15 And what concord hath Christ
with Belial? or what part hath he
that believeth with an infidel?

***
Galatians 5:16-18

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

    17 For the flesh lusteth against
the Spirit, and the Spirit against
the flesh: and these are contrary the
one to the other: so that ye cannot
do the things that ye would.

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 281:4,28


    (Sensationless body)
    Spirit and matter no more commingle than light and darkness. When one appears, the other disappears.
    (The true new idea)
    Our false views of matter perish as we grasp the facts of Spirit. The old belief must be cast out or the new idea will be spilled, and the inspiration, which is to change our standpoint, will be lost. Now, as of old, Truth casts out evils and heals the sick.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 72:32


    (Scientific phenomena)
    As readily can you mingle fire and frost as Spirit and matter. In either case, one does not support the other.

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


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

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 356:9-18

    (Irreconcilable differences)
    Jesus reasoned on this subject practically, and controlled sickness, sin, and death on the basis of his spirituality. Understanding the nothingness of material things, he spoke of flesh and Spirit as the two opposites, - as error and Truth, not contributing in any way to each other's happiness and existence. Jesus knew, "It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing."
    (Copartnership impossible)
    There is neither a present nor an eternal copartnership between error and Truth, between flesh and Spirit.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 171:17


    (Matter versus Spirit)
    Mistaking his origin and nature, man believes himself to be combined matter and Spirit. He believes that Spirit is sifted through matter, carried on a nerve, exposed to ejection by the operation of matter. The intellectual, the moral, the spiritual, - yea, the image of infinite Mind, - subject to non-intelligence!

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 319:13


    (Unscientific introspection)
    Throughout the infinite cycles of eternal existence, Spirit and matter neither concur in man nor in the universe.


Section 5


Genesis 6:3(to :)

    3 And the Lord said, My spirit
shall not always strive with man, for
that he also is flesh:

***
II Corinthians 10:3-5

    3 For though we walk in the flesh,
we do not war after the flesh:

    4 (For the weapons of our warfare
are not carnal, but mighty through
God to the pulling down of strong
holds;)

    5 Casting down imaginations, and
every high thing that exalteth itself
against the knowledge of God, and
bringing into captivity every thought
to the obedience of Christ;

***
Ephesians 3:14-19

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

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

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

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

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

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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 241:13


    (Spirit transforms)
    The Bible teaches transformation of the body by the renewal of Spirit. Take away the spiritual signification of Scripture, and that compilation can do no more for mortals than can moonbeams to melt a river of ice. The error of the ages is preaching without practice.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 320:4


    (Interior meaning)
    Metaphors abound in the Bible, and names are often expressive of spiritual ideas. The most distinguished theologians in Europe and America agree that the Scriptures have both a spiritual and literal meaning. In Smith's Bible Dictionary it is said: "The spiritual interpretation of Scripture must rest upon both the literal and moral;" and in the learned article on Noah in the same work, the familiar text, Genesis vi. 3, "And the Lord said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh," is quoted as follows, from the original Hebrew: "And Jehovah said, My spirit shall not forever rule [or be humbled] in men, seeing that they are [or, in their error they are] but flesh." Here the original text declares plainly the spiritual fact of being, even man's eternal and harmonious existence as image, idea, instead of matter (however transcendental such a thought appears), and avers that this fact is not forever to be humbled by the belief that man is flesh and matter, for according to that error man is mortal.

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.


Section 6


I Corinthians 2:6,7,9-13

    6 Howbeit we speak wisdom among
them that are perfect: yet not the
wisdom of this world, nor of the
princes of this world, that come to
nought:

    7 But we speak the wisdom of God in
a mystery, even the hidden wisdom,
which God ordained before the world
unto our glory:

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

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

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

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

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 279:19


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

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 79:19


    (Fallacious hypotheses) Jesus did his own work by the one Spirit. He said: "My Father worketh hitherto, and I work." He never described disease, so far as can be learned from the Gospels, but he healed disease.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 90:27

    (Scientific finalities)
    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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 485:14-17

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


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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 239:16


    (Standpoint revealed)
    To ascertain our progress, we must learn where our affections are placed and whom we acknowledge and obey as God. If divine Love is becoming nearer, dearer, and more real to us, matter is then submitting to Spirit. The objects we pursue and the spirit we manifest reveal our standpoint, and show what we are winning.

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


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

Subheadings in this lesson

06 1 - Substance versus supposition
06 1 - -5- Allness of Spirit
06 1 - -6- The universal cause
06 1 - God's allness learned
06 1 - The one real power
06 1 - Perfection of creation
06 2 - -18- The only substance
06 2 - Love imparts beauty
06 2 - -13- The divine Principle and idea
06 2 - Unfolding of thoughts
06 2 - Spiritual proofs of existence
06 3 - Spiritual origin
06 3 - Eternal man recognized
06 3 - Testimony of sense
06 3 - Testimony of Soul
06 3 - Fleshly factors unreal
06 4 - Sensationless body
06 4 - The true new idea
06 4 - Scientific phenomena
06 4 - Weakness of material theories
06 4 - Irreconcilable differences
06 4 - Copartnership impossible
06 4 - Matter versus Spirit
06 4 - Unscientific introspection
06 5 - Spirit transforms
06 5 - Interior meaning
06 5 - Standpoints changed
06 6 - Spiritual tangibility
06 6 - Fallacious hypotheses
06 6 - Scientific finalities
06 6 - Scientific translations
06 6 - Standpoint revealed
06 6 - Key to the kingdom


August 9,1903

Subject: 07

SOUL.

o1oo



-- Golden Text --

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.


Responsive Reading


Psalm 86:3-17

    3 Be merciful unto me, O Lord: for
I cry unto thee daily.

    4 Rejoice the soul of thy servant:
for unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my
soul.

    5 For thou, Lord, art good, and
ready to forgive; and plenteous in
mercy unto all them that call upon
thee.

    6 Give ear, O Lord, unto my prayer;
and attend to the voice of my
supplications.

    7 In the day of my trouble I will
call upon thee: for thou wilt answer
me.

    8 Among the gods there is none like
unto thee, O Lord; neither are there
any works like unto thy works.

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

    10 For thou art great, and doest
wondrous things: thou art God alone.

    11 Teach me thy way, O Lord; I will
walk in thy truth: unite my heart to
fear thy name.

    12 I will praise thee, O Lord my
God, with all my heart: and I will
glorify thy name for evermore.

    13 For great is thy mercy toward
me: and thou hast delivered my soul
from the lowest hell.

    14 O God, the proud are risen
against me, and the assemblies of
violent men have sought after my
soul; and have not set thee before
them.

    15 But thou, O Lord, art a God full
of compassion, and gracious,
longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy
and truth.

    16 O turn unto me, and have mercy
upon me; give thy strength unto thy
servant, and save the son of thine
handmaid.

    17 Shew me a token for good; that
they which hate me may see it, and be
ashamed: because thou, Lord, hast
holpen me, and comforted me.


Section 1


Exodus 3:14

    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.

***
Job 37:23

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

***
Psalm 77:19

    19 Thy way is in the sea, and thy
path in the great waters, and thy
footsteps are not known.
Psalm 139:5

    5 Thou hast beset me behind and
before, and laid thine hand upon me.

***
Romans 11:33

    33 O the depth of the riches both
of the wisdom and knowledge of God!
how unsearchable are his judgments,
and his ways past finding out!

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

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


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

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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 517:15


    (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.

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 2


John 3:27,31

    27 John answered and said, A man
can receive nothing, except it be
given him from heaven.

    31 He that cometh from above is
above all: he that is of the earth is
earthly, and speaketh of the earth:
he that cometh from heaven is above
all.
John 4:7,13,14

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

    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.

***
Revelation 22:16,17

    16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to
testify unto you these things in the
churches. I am the root and the
offspring of David, and the bright
and morning star.

    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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 477:7

(14) Question: What is man?
ADAM = That which is not the image and likeness of good, but a material belief, opposed to the one Mind, or Spirit.
Topic: Unreality


    (The kingdom within)
    Soul, being Spirit, is seen in nothing imperfect nor material.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 282:18-21


    (Opposite symbols)
    Mind cannot pass into non-intelligence and matter, nor can non-intelligence become Soul. At no point can these opposites mingle or unite.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 280:25

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 311:19

    (Soul impeccable)
    So long as we believe that soul can sin or that immortal Soul is in mortal body, we can never understand the Science of being. When humanity does understand this Science, it will become the law of Life to man, - even the higher law of Soul, which prevails over material sense through harmony and immortality.


Section 3


Isaiah 65:17

    17 #For, behold, I create new
heavens and a new earth: and the
former shall not be remembered, nor
come into mind.
Isaiah 66:22

    22 For as the new heavens and the
new earth, which I will make, shall
remain before me, saith the Lord, so
shall your seed and your name remain.

***
Ezekiel 36:25-27

    25 #Then will I sprinkle clean
water upon you, and ye shall be
clean: from all your filthiness, and
from all your idols, will I cleanse
you.

    26 A new heart also will I give
you, and a new spirit will I put
within you: and I will take away the
stony heart out of your flesh, and I
will give you an heart of flesh.

    27 And I will put my spirit within
you, and cause you to walk in my
statutes, and ye shall keep my
judgments, and do them.

***
Romans 6:20-22

    20 For when ye were the servants of
sin, ye were free from righteousness.


    21 What fruit had ye then in those
things whereof ye are now ashamed? for
the end of those things is death.

    22 But now being made free from
sin, and become servants to God, ye
have your fruit unto holiness, and
the end everlasting life.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 269:14


    (Divine metaphysics)
    Metaphysics resolves things into thoughts, and exchanges the objects of sense for the ideas of Soul.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 21:9


    (Moral victory)
    If the disciple is advancing spiritually, he is striving to enter in. He constantly turns away from material sense, and looks towards the imperishable things of Spirit. If honest, he will be in earnest from the start, and gain a little each day in the right direction, till at last he finishes his course with joy.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 318:9


    (What the senses originate)
    The material senses originate and support all that is material, untrue, selfish, or debased. They would put soul into soil, life into limbo, and doom all things to decay. We must silence this lie of material sense with the truth of spiritual sense. We must cause the error to cease that brought the belief of sin and death and would efface the pure sense of omnipotence.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 265:31


    (Decapitation of error)
    The pains of sense are salutary, if they wrench away false pleasurable beliefs and transplant the affections from sense to Soul, where the creations of God are good, "rejoicing the heart." Such is the sword of Science, with which Truth decapitates error, materiality giving place to man's higher individuality and destiny.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 323:19-24


    (Need and supply) 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.

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 4


John 1:10,12,13

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

    12 But as many as received him, to
them gave he power to become the sons
of God, even to them that believe on
his name:

    13 Which were born, not of blood,
nor of the will of the flesh, nor of
the will of man, but of God.

***
Ephesians 4:17,22-24

    17 This I say therefore, and
testify in the Lord, that ye
henceforth walk not as other Gentiles
walk, in the vanity of their mind,

    22 That ye put off concerning the
former conversation the old man,
which is corrupt according to the
deceitful lusts;

    23 And be renewed in the spirit of
your mind;

    24 And that ye put on the new man,
which after God is created in
righteousness and true holiness.

***
I Corinthians 13:10,12

    10 But when that which is perfect
is come, then that which is in part
shall be done away.

    12 For now we see through a glass,
darkly; but then face to face: now I
know in part; but then shall I know
even as also I am known.

***
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.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 359:11


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 303:10-16,28


    (Mental propagation)
    Whatever reflects Mind, Life, Truth, and Love, is spiritually conceived and brought forth; but the statement that man is conceived and evolved both spiritually and materially, or by both God and man, contradicts this eternal truth. All the vanity of the ages can never make both these contraries true.
    (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.

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.


Section 5


Exodus 13:21,22

    21 And the Lord went before them by
day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead
them the way; and by night in a
pillar of fire, to give them light;
to go by day and night:

    22 He took not away the pillar of
the cloud by day, nor the pillar of
fire by night, from before the
people.

***
Psalm 78:52-54

    52 But made his own people to go
forth like sheep, and guided them in
the wilderness like a flock.

    53 And he led them on safely, so
that they feared not: but the sea
overwhelmed their enemies.

    54 And he brought them to the
border of his sanctuary, even to this
mountain, which his right hand had
purchased.

***
Deuteronomy 8:6,7,9

    6 Therefore thou shalt keep the
commandments of the Lord thy God, to
walk in his ways, and to fear him.

    7 For the Lord thy God bringeth
thee into a good land, a land of
brooks of water, of fountains and
depths that spring out of valleys and
hills;

    9 A land wherein thou shalt eat
bread without scarceness, thou shalt
not lack any thing in it; a land
whose stones are iron, and out of
whose hills thou mayest dig brass.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 566:1


    (Spiritual guidance)
    As the children of Israel were guided triumphantly through the Red Sea, the dark ebbing and flowing tides of human fear, - as they were led through the wilderness, walking wearily through the great desert of human hopes, and anticipating the promised joy, - so shall the spiritual idea guide all right desires in their passage from sense to Soul, from a material sense of existence to the spiritual, up to the glory prepared for them who love God. Stately Science pauses not, but moves before them, a pillar of cloud by day and of fire by night, leading to divine heights.

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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 513:6-10


    (Spiritual spheres)
    Advancing spiritual steps in the teeming universe of Mind lead on to spiritual spheres and exalted beings. To material sense, this divine universe is dim and distant, gray in the sombre hues of twilight; but anon the veil is lifted, and the scene shifts into light.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 72:9(begin As)-12 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.


Section 6


Psalm 37:5,6

    5 Commit thy way unto the Lord;
trust also in him; and he shall bring
it to pass.

    6 And he shall bring forth thy
righteousness as the light, and thy
judgment as the noonday.

***
Jeremiah 30:17

    17 For I will restore health unto
thee, and I will heal thee of thy
wounds, saith the Lord; because they
called thee an Outcast, saying, This
is Zion, whom no man seeketh after.

***
Deuteronomy 13:4

    4 Ye shall walk after the Lord your
God, and fear him, and keep his
commandments, and obey his voice, and
ye shall serve him, and cleave unto
him.
Deuteronomy 14:2

    2 For thou art an holy people unto
the Lord thy God, and the Lord hath
chosen thee to be a peculiar people
unto himself, above all the nations
that are upon the earth.

***
I Peter 1:13-16

    13 Wherefore gird up the loins of
your mind, be sober, and hope to the
end for the grace that is to be
brought unto you at the revelation of
Jesus Christ;

    14 As obedient children, not
fashioning yourselves according to
the former lusts in your ignorance:

    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.

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


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

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 30:26-28


    (Rebukes helpful)
    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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 210:11


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

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 9:17


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

Subheadings in this lesson

07 1 - -1- The deific supremacy
07 1 - Reflection of Spirit
07 1 - Divine personality
07 1 - Ever-appearing creation
07 2 - The kingdom within
07 2 - Opposite symbols
07 2 - Sensationless body
07 2 - Soul impeccable
07 3 - Divine metaphysics
07 3 - Moral victory
07 3 - What the senses originate
07 3 - Decapitation of error
07 3 - Need and supply
07 3 - Thought-forms
07 4 - Personal confidence
07 4 - Mental propagation
07 4 - Man's entity spiritual
07 4 - Indestructible being
07 5 - Spiritual guidance
07 5 - Salutary sorrow
07 5 - Spiritual spheres
07 5 - Spirits obsolete
07 6 - Corporeal changes
07 6 - Rebukes helpful
07 6 - Jesus' disregard of matter
07 6 - Practical religion


August 16,1903

Subject: 08

MIND.

1ooo



-- Golden Text --

I Peter 3:8

    8 Finally, be ye all of one mind,
having compassion one of another,
love as brethren, be pitiful, be
courteous:


Responsive Reading


Psalm 105:1-12,43-45

    1 O give thanks unto the Lord;
call upon his name: make known his
deeds among the people.

    2 Sing unto him, sing psalms unto
him: talk ye of all his wondrous
works.

    3 Glory ye in his holy name: let
the heart of them rejoice that seek
the Lord.

    4 Seek the Lord, and his strength:
seek his face evermore.

    5 Remember his marvellous works
that he hath done; his wonders, and
the judgments of his mouth;

    6 O ye seed of Abraham his servant,
ye children of Jacob his chosen.

    7 He is the Lord our God: his
judgments are in all the earth.

    8 He hath remembered his covenant
for ever, the word which he commanded
to a thousand generations.

    9 Which covenant he made with
Abraham, and his oath unto Isaac;

    10 And confirmed the same unto
Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an
everlasting covenant:

    11 Saying, Unto thee will I give
the land of Canaan, the lot of your
inheritance:

    12 When they were but a few men in
number; yea, very few, and strangers
in it.

    43 And he brought forth his people
with joy, and his chosen with
gladness:

    44 And gave them the lands of the
heathen: and they inherited the
labour of the people;

    45 That they might observe his
statutes, and keep his laws. Praise
ye the Lord.


Section 1


Psalm 139:1-4,17,18

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

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

    3 Thou compassest my path and my
lying down, and art acquainted with
all my ways.

    4 For there is not a word in my
tongue, but, lo, O Lord, thou knowest
it altogether.

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

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

***
Romans 11:34-36

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

    35 Or who hath first given to him,
and it shall be recompensed unto him
again?

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 310:29-31


    (Soul imperishable)
    Mind is God, and God is not seen by material sense, because Mind is Spirit, which material sense cannot discern.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 492:14-28

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


    (Mind one and all)
    These two contradictory theories - that matter is something, or that all is Mind - will dispute the ground, until one is acknowledged to be the victor. Discussing his campaign, General Grant said: "I propose to fight it out on this line, if it takes all summer." Science says: All is Mind and Mind's idea. You must fight it out on this line. Matter can afford you no aid.
    (Scientific ultimatum)
    The notion that mind and matter commingle in the human illusion as to sin, sickness, and death must eventually submit to the Science of Mind, which denies this notion. 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.

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

  (- MORTAL MIND - Error creating other errors)


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

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

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

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 339:25-28

  (- MORTAL MIND - Death)

    (-32- Basis of health and immortality)
    The basis of all health, sinlessness, and immortality is the great fact that God is the only Mind; and this Mind must be not merely believed, but it must be understood.


Section 2


Job 37:14,16

    14 Hearken unto this, O Job: stand
still, and consider the wondrous works
of God.

    16 Dost thou know the balancings of
the clouds, the wondrous works of him
which is perfect in knowledge?

***
Amos 4:12,13

    12 Therefore thus will I do unto
thee, O Israel: and because I will do
this unto thee, prepare to meet thy
God, O Israel.

    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.

***
Malachi 2:10

    10 Have we not all one father? hath
not one God created us? why do we
deal treacherously every man against
his brother, by profaning the
covenant of our fathers?

***
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.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 256:32


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

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 257:12-15

    (Matter is not substance)
    Mind creates His own likeness in ideas, and the substance of an idea is very far from being the supposed substance of non-intelligent matter. Hence the Father Mind is not the father of matter.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 255:6

    (Inadequate theories of creation)
    The mythical human theories of creation, anciently classified as the higher criticism, sprang from cultured scholars in Rome and in Greece, but they afforded no foundation for accurate views of creation by the divine Mind.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 503:20


    (Mind's idea faultless)
    Immortal and divine Mind presents the idea of God: first, in light; second, in reflection; third, in spiritual and immortal forms of beauty and goodness. But this Mind creates no element nor symbol of discord and decay. God creates neither erring thought, mortal life, mutable truth, nor variable love.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 520:28

    (Growth is from Mind)
    Because Mind makes all, there is nothing left to be made by a lower power. Spirit acts through the Science of Mind, never causing man to till the ground, but making him superior to the soil. Knowledge of this lifts man above the sod, above earth and its environments, to conscious spiritual harmony and eternal being.


Section 3


Numbers 16:28

    28 And Moses said, Hereby ye shall
know that the Lord hath sent me to do
all these works; for I have not done
them of mine own mind.

***
Isaiah 51:11-13,15,16

    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.

    12 I, even I, am he that comforteth
you: who art thou, that thou
shouldest be afraid of a man that
shall die, and of the son of man
which shall be made as grass;

    13 And forgettest the Lord thy
maker, that hath stretched forth the
heavens, and laid the foundations of
the earth; and hast feared
continually every day because of the
fury of the oppressor, as if he were
ready to destroy? and where is the
fury of the oppressor?

    15 But I am the Lord thy God, that
divided the sea, whose waves roared:
The Lord of hosts is his name.

    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.

***
Hebrews 4:12,13

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

    13 Neither is there any creature
that is not manifest in his sight:
but all things are naked and opened
unto the eyes of him with whom we
have to do.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 262:30


    (Mind the only cause)
    Divine Mind is the only cause or Principle of existence. Cause does not exist in matter, in mortal mind, or in physical forms.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 415:1-5


    (Matter is not inflamed)
    Immortal Mind is the only cause; therefore disease is neither a cause nor an effect. Mind in every case is the eternal God, good. Sin, disease, and death have no foundations in Truth.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 423:8

    (Scientific corrective)
    The Christian Scientist, understanding scientifically that all is Mind, commences with mental causation, the truth of being, to destroy the error. This corrective is an alterative, reaching to every part of the human system. According to Scripture, it searches "the joints and marrow," and it restores the harmony of man.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 467:29-32

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


    (Sinlessness of Mind, Soul)
    Reasoning from cause to effect in the Science of Mind, we begin with Mind, which must be understood through the idea which expresses it and cannot be learned from its opposite, matter.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 420:22


    (Proper stimulus)
    Mind is the natural stimulus of the body, but erroneous belief, taken at its best, is not promotive of health or happiness. Tell the sick that they can meet disease fearlessly, if they only realize that divine Love gives them all power over every physical action and condition.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 417:10-16

    (Helpful encouragement)
    Maintain the facts of Christian Science, - that Spirit is God, and therefore cannot be sick; that what is termed matter cannot be sick; that all causation is Mind, acting through spiritual law. Then hold your ground with the unshaken understanding of Truth and Love, and you will win.


Section 4


Psalm 147:1-3,5,14,15

    1 Praise ye the Lord: for it is
good to sing praises unto our God;
for it is pleasant; and praise is
comely.

    2 The Lord doth build up Jerusalem:
he gathereth together the outcasts of
Israel.

    3 He healeth the broken in heart,
and bindeth up their wounds.

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


    14 He maketh peace in thy borders,
and filleth thee with the finest of
the wheat.

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

***
Acts 28:7-9

    7 In the same quarters were
possessions of the chief man of the
island, whose name was Publius; who
received us, and lodged us three days
courteously.

    8 And it came to pass, that the
father of Publius lay sick of a fever
and of a bloody flux: to whom Paul
entered in, and prayed, and laid his
hands on him, and healed him.

    9 So when this was done, others
also, which had diseases in the
island, came, and were healed:

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 142:26


    (Question of precedence)
    Which was first, Mind or medicine? If Mind was first and self-existent, then Mind, not matter, must have been the first medicine. God being All-in-all, He made medicine; but that medicine was Mind. It could not have been matter, which departs from the nature and character of Mind, God. Truth is God's remedy for error of every kind, and Truth destroys only what is untrue. Hence the fact that, to-day, as yesterday, Christ casts out evils and heals the sick.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 174:30


    (Medical errors) We should understand that the cause of disease obtains in the mortal human mind, and its cure comes from the immortal divine Mind. We should prevent the images of disease from taking form in thought, and we should efface the outlines of disease already formulated in the minds of mortals.

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 62:22


    (The Mind creative)
    The divine Mind, which forms the bud and blossom, will care for the human body, even as it clothes the lily; but let no mortal interfere with God's government by thrusting in the laws of erring, human concepts.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 378:22


    (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. Such a power, without the divine permission, is inconceivable; ;and if such a power could be divinely directed, it would manifest less wisdom than we usually find displayed in human governments.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 391:9-12,29-2

    (Righteous rebellion)
    Banish the belief that you can possibly entertain a single intruding pain which cannot be ruled out by the might of Mind, and in this way you can prevent the development of pain in the body.
    (Sin to be overcome)
    Mentally contradict every complaint from the body, and rise to the true consciousness of Life as Love, - as all that is pure, and bearing the fruits of Spirit. Fear is the fountain of sickness, and you master fear and sin through divine Mind; hence it is through divine Mind that you overcome disease.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 393:8

    (The strength of Spirit)
    Mind is the master of the corporeal senses, and can conquer sickness, sin, and death. Exercise this God-given authority. Take possession of your body, and govern its feeling and action. Rise in the strength of Spirit to resist all that is unlike good. God has made man capable of this, and nothing can vitiate the ability and power divinely bestowed on man.


Section 5


I Peter 4:1-7

    1 Forasmuch then as Christ hath
suffered for us in the flesh, arm
yourselves likewise with the same
mind: for he that hath suffered in
the flesh hath ceased from sin;

    2 That he no longer should live the
rest of his time in the flesh to the
lusts of men, but to the will of God.


    3 For the time past of our life may
suffice us to have wrought the will
of the Gentiles, when we walked in
lasciviousness, lusts, excess of
wine, revellings, banquetings, and
abominable idolatries:

    4 Wherein they think it strange
that ye run not with them to the same
excess of riot, speaking evil of you:


    5 Who shall give account to him
that is ready to judge the quick and
the dead.

    6 For for this cause was the gospel
preached also to them that are dead,
that they might be judged according
to men in the flesh, but live
according to God in the spirit.

    7 But the end of all things is at
hand: be ye therefore sober, and
watch unto prayer.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 381:24


    (God-given dominion)
    The harmony and immortality of man will never be reached without the understanding that Mind is not in matter. Let us banish sickness as an outlaw, and abide by the rule of perpetual harmony, - God's law. It is man's moral right to annul an unjust sentence, a sentence never inflicted by divine authority.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 532:22


    (Shame the effect of sin)
    Is Mind in matter? Is Mind capable of error as well as of truth, of evil as well as of good, when God is All and He is Mind and there is but one God, hence one Mind?"

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 544:13

    (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. The first statement about evil, - the first suggestion of more than the one Mind, - is in the fable of the serpent. The facts of creation, as previously recorded, include nothing of the kind.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 372:1-17


    (Brain not intelligent)
    Remember, brain is not mind. Matter cannot be sick, and Mind is immortal. The mortal body is only an erroneous mortal belief of mind in matter. What you call matter was originally error in solution, elementary mortal mind, - likened by Milton to "chaos and old night." One theory about this mortal mind is, that its sensations can reproduce man, can form blood, flesh, and bones. The Science of being, in which all is divine Mind, or God and His idea, would be clearer in this age, but for the belief that matter is the medium of man, or that man can enter his own embodied thought, bind himself with his own beliefs, and then call his bonds material and name them divine law.
    (Veritable success)
    When man demonstrates Christian Science absolutely, he will be perfect. He can neither sin, suffer, be subject to matter, nor disobey the law of God. Therefore he will be as the angels in heaven.


Section 6


I Chronicles 28:9,10,20

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

    10 Take heed now; for the Lord hath
chosen thee to build an house for the
sanctuary: be strong, and do it.

    20 And David said to Solomon his
son, Be strong and of good courage,
and do it: fear not, nor be dismayed:
for the Lord God, even my God, will
be with thee; he will not fail thee,
nor forsake thee, until thou hast
finished all the work for the service
of the house of the Lord.

***
Hebrews 8:10,11

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

    11 And they shall not teach every
man his neighbour, and every man his
brother, saying, Know the Lord: for
all shall know me, from the least to
the greatest.

***
I Corinthians 2:1,2,6,16

    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.

    2 For I determined not to know any
thing among you, save Jesus Christ,
and him crucified.

    6 Howbeit we speak wisdom among
them that are perfect: yet not the
wisdom of this world, nor of the
princes of this world, that come to
nought:

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 336:9-14,28

  (- 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.
    (-24- God the parent Mind)
    God and man are not the same, but in the order of divine Science, God and man coexist and are eternal. God is the parent Mind, and man is God's spiritual offspring.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 315:3

    (Hebrew theology)
    That saying of our Master, "I and my Father are one," separated him from the scholastic theology of the rabbis. His better understanding of God was a rebuke to them. He knew of but one Mind and laid no claim to any other. He knew that the Ego was Mind instead of body and that matter, sin, and evil were not Mind; and his understanding of this divine Science brought upon him the anathemas of the age.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 151:23-28


    (Man governed by Mind)
    The divine Mind that made man maintains His own image and likeness. The human mind is opposed to God and must be put off, as St. Paul declares. All that really exists is the divine Mind and its idea, and in this Mind the entire being is found harmonious and eternal.

Subheadings in this lesson

08 1 - Soul imperishable
08 1 - Mind one and all
08 1 - Scientific ultimatum
08 1 - -2- The deific definitions
08 1 - -5- Allness of Spirit
08 1 - -32- Basis of health and immortality
08 2 - Limitless Mind
08 2 - Matter is not substance
08 2 - Inadequate theories of creation
08 2 - Mind's idea faultless
08 2 - Growth is from Mind
08 3 - Mind the only cause
08 3 - Matter is not inflamed
08 3 - Scientific corrective
08 3 - Sinlessness of Mind, Soul
08 3 - Proper stimulus
08 3 - Helpful encouragement
08 4 - Question of precedence
08 4 - Medical errors
08 4 - The Mind creative
08 4 - Disease powerless
08 4 - Righteous rebellion
08 4 - Sin to be overcome
08 4 - The strength of Spirit
08 5 - God-given dominion
08 5 - Shame the effect of sin
08 5 - First evil suggestion
08 5 - Brain not intelligent
08 5 - Veritable success
08 6 - -22- The real manhood
08 6 - -24- God the parent Mind
08 6 - Hebrew theology
08 6 - Man governed by Mind


August 23,1903

Subject: 09

CHRIST JESUS.

ooo2



-- Golden Text --

I Corinthians 3:11

    11 For other foundation can no man
lay than that is laid, which is Jesus
Christ.


Responsive Reading


John 1:35-37,40-51

    35 #Again the next day after John
stood, and two of his disciples;

    36 And looking upon Jesus as he
walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of
God!

    37 And the two disciples heard him
speak, and they followed Jesus.

    40 One of the two which heard John
speak, and followed him, was Andrew,
Simon Peter's brother.

    41 He first findeth his own brother
Simon, and saith unto him, We have
found the Messias, which is, being
interpreted, the Christ.

    42 And he brought him to Jesus. And
when Jesus beheld him, he said, Thou
art Simon the son of Jona: thou shalt
be called Cephas, which is by
interpretation, A stone.

    43 #The day following Jesus would
go forth into Galilee, and findeth
Philip, and saith unto him, Follow
me.

    44 Now Philip was of Bethsaida, the
city of Andrew and Peter.

    45 Philip findeth Nathanael, and
saith unto him, We have found him, of
whom Moses in the law, and the
prophets, did write, Jesus of
Nazareth, the son of Joseph.

    46 And Nathanael said unto him, Can
there any good thing come out of
Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come
and see.

    47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming to
him, and saith of him, Behold an
Israelite indeed, in whom is no
guile!

    48 Nathanael saith unto him, Whence
knowest thou me? Jesus answered and
said unto him, Before that Philip
called thee, when thou wast under the
fig tree, I saw thee.

    49 Nathanael answered and saith
unto him, Rabbi, thou art the Son of
God; thou art the King of Israel.

    50 Jesus answered and said unto
him, Because I said unto thee, I saw
thee under the fig tree, believest
thou? thou shalt see greater things
than these.

    51 And he saith unto him, Verily,
verily, I say unto you, Hereafter ye
shall see heaven open, and the angels
of God ascending and descending upon
the Son of man.


Section 1


Isaiah 11:1-5

    1 And there shall come forth a rod
out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch
shall grow out of his roots:

    2 And the spirit of the Lord shall
rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom
and understanding, the spirit of
counsel and might, the spirit of
knowledge and of the fear of the
Lord;

    3 And shall make him of quick
understanding in the fear of the
Lord: and he shall not judge after
the sight of his eyes, neither
reprove after the hearing of his
ears:

    4 But with righteousness shall he
judge the poor, and reprove with
equity for the meek of the earth: and
he shall smite the earth with the rod
of his mouth, and with the breath of
his lips shall he slay the wicked.

    5 And righteousness shall be the
girdle of his loins, and faithfulness
the girdle of his reins.

***
Micah 5:2,4

    2 But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah,
though thou be little among the
thousands of Judah, yet out of thee
shall he come forth unto me that is
to be ruler in Israel; whose goings
forth have been from of old, from
everlasting.

    4 #And he shall stand and feed in
the strength of the Lord, in the
majesty of the name of the Lord his
God; and they shall abide: for now
shall he be great unto the ends of
the earth.

583:10 Chapter 17: Glossary
(CHRIST)

    CHRIST. The divine manifestation of God, which comes to the flesh to destroy incarnate error.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 333:9-13,16-27

  (- MORTAL MIND - The belief that man is the offspring of mortals)


    (-12- Messiah or Christ)
    Christ expresses God's spiritual, eternal nature. The name is synonymous with Messiah, and alludes to the spirituality which is taught, illustrated, and demonstrated in the life of which Christ Jesus was the embodiment.
    (-13- The divine Principle and idea)
    XIII. The advent of Jesus of Nazareth marked the first century of the Christian era, but the Christ is without beginning of years or end of days. Throughout all generations both before and after the Christian era, the Christ, as the spiritual idea, - the reflection of God, - has come with some measure of power and grace to all prepared to receive Christ, Truth. Abraham, Jacob, Moses, and the prophets caught glorious glimpses of the Messiah, or Christ, which baptized these seers in the divine nature, the essence of Love. The divine image, idea, or Christ was, is, and ever will be inseparable from the divine Principle, God.

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.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 361:4-5,7-9


    (Choose ye today)
    Christ, as the true spiritual idea, is the ideal of God now and forever, here and everywhere.
    Thus the Jew unites with the Christian's doctrine that God is come and is present now and forever.


Section 2


Matthew 2:1,2

    1 Now when Jesus was born in
Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of
Herod the king, behold, there came
wise men from the east to Jerusalem,

    2 Saying, Where is he that is born
King of the Jews? for we have seen his
star in the east, and are come to
worship him.

***
Luke 2:8-16

    8 And there were in the same
country shepherds abiding in the
field, keeping watch over their flock
by night.

    9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord
came upon them, and the glory of the
Lord shone round about them: and they
were sore afraid.

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

    11 For unto you is born this day in
the city of David a Saviour, which is
Christ the Lord.

    12 And this shall be a sign unto
you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped
in swaddling clothes, lying in a
manger.

    13 And suddenly there was with the
angel a multitude of the heavenly host
praising God, and saying,

    14 Glory to God in the highest, and
on earth peace, good will toward men.


    15 And it came to pass, as the
angels were gone away from them into
heaven, the shepherds said one to
another, Let us now go even unto
Bethlehem, and see this thing which
is come to pass, which the Lord hath
made known unto us.

    16 And they came with haste, and
found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe
lying in a manger.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 29:20


    (Spiritual conception)
    The illumination of Mary's spiritual sense put to silence material law and its order of generation, and brought forth her child by the revelation of Truth, demonstrating God as the Father of men. The Holy Ghost, or divine Spirit, overshadowed the pure sense of the Virgin-mother with the full recognition that being is Spirit. The Christ dwelt forever an idea in the bosom of God, the divine Principle of the man Jesus, and woman perceived this spiritual idea, though at first faintly developed.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 30:5

    (Jesus the way-shower)
    Born of a woman, Jesus' advent in the flesh partook partly of Mary's earthly condition, although he was endowed with the Christ, the divine Spirit, without measure. This accounts for his struggles in Gethsemane and on Calvary, and this enabled him to be the mediator, or way-shower, between God and men. Had his origin and birth been wholly apart from mortal usage, Jesus would not have been appreciable to mortal mind as "the way."

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 482:19

(17) Question: Is it important to understand these explanations in order to heal the sick?
ADAM = Unreality as opposed to the great reality of spiritual existence and creation.
Topic: Probation after Death


    (Sonship of Jesus)
    Jesus was the highest human concept of the perfect man. He was inseparable from Christ, the Messiah, - the divine idea of God outside the flesh. This enabled Jesus to demonstrate his control over matter. Angels announced to the Wisemen of old this dual appearing, and angels whisper it, through faith, to the hungering heart in every age.


Section 3


Luke 4:14,31,32,40,41

    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.

    31 And came down to Capernaum, a
city of Galilee, and taught them on
the sabbath days.

    32 And they were astonished at his
doctrine: for his word was with power.


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

    41 And devils also came out of
many, crying out, and saying, Thou
art Christ the Son of God. And he
rebuking them suffered them not to
speak: for they knew that he was
Christ.

***
John 7:14-17

    14 #Now about the midst of the
feast Jesus went up into the temple,
and taught.

    15 And the Jews marvelled, saying,
How knoweth this man letters, having
never learned?

    16 Jesus answered them, and said,
My doctrine is not mine, but his that
sent me.

    17 If any man will do his will, he
shall know of the doctrine, whether it
be of God, or whether I speak of
myself.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 26:28-32


    (Proof in practice)
    Our Master taught no mere theory, doctrine, or belief. It was the divine Principle of all real being which he taught and practised. His proof of Christianity was no form or system of religion and worship, but Christian Science, working out the harmony of Life and Love.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 138:17-3


    (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. It is easier for Christianity to cast out sickness than sin, for the sick are more willing to part with pain than are sinners to give up the sinful, so-called pleasure of the senses. The Christian can prove this to-day as readily as it was proved centuries ago.
    (Healthful theology)
    Our Master said to every follower: "Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature! . . . Heal the sick! . . . Love thy neighbor as thyself!" It was this theology of Jesus which healed the sick and the sinning. It is his theology in this book and the spiritual meaning of this theology, which heals the sick and causes the wicked to "forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts." It was our Master's 'theology which the impious sought to destroy.

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

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


Section 4


Mark 14:55,56,60-62

    55 And the chief priests and all
the council sought for witness
against Jesus to put him to death;
and found none.

    56 For many bare false witness
against him, but their witness agreed
not together.

    60 And the high priest stood up in
the midst, and asked Jesus, saying,
Answerest thou nothing? what is it
which these witness against thee?

    61 But he held his peace, and
answered nothing. Again the high
priest asked him, and said unto him,
Art thou the Christ, the Son of the
Blessed?

    62 And Jesus said, I am: and ye
shall see the Son of man sitting on
the right hand of power, and coming
in the clouds of heaven.

***
Luke 23:33-35

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

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

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

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 24:27


    (Purpose of crucifixion)
    The efficacy of the crucifixion lay in the practical affection and goodness it demonstrated for mankind. The truth had been lived among men; but until they saw that it enabled their Master to triumph over the grave, his own disciples could not admit such an event to be possible. After the resurrection, even the unbelieving Thomas was forced to acknowledge how complete was the great proof of Truth and Love.

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

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

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 40:17

    (Suffering inevitable)
    Was it just for Jesus to suffer? No; but it was inevitable, for not otherwise could he show us the way and the power of Truth. If a career so great and good as that of Jesus could not avert a felon's fate, lesser apostles of Truth may endure human brutality without murmuring, rejoicing to enter into fellowship with him through the triumphal arch of Truth and Love.


Section 5


Acts 2:29-32

    29 Men and brethren, let me freely
speak unto you of the patriarch David,
that he is both dead and buried, and
his sepulchre is with us unto this
day.

    30 Therefore being a prophet, and
knowing that God had sworn with an
oath to him, that of the fruit of his
loins, according to the flesh, he
would raise up Christ to sit on his
throne;

    31 He seeing this before spake of
the resurrection of Christ, that his
soul was not left in hell, neither
his flesh did see corruption.

    32 This Jesus hath God raised up,
whereof we all are witnesses.

***
I Peter 1:3,4

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

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

***
Revelation 20:6

    6 Blessed and holy is he that hath
part in the first resurrection: on
such the second death hath no power,
but they shall be priests of God and
of Christ, and shall reign with him a
thousand years.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 42:15


    (Death outdone)
    The resurrection of the great demonstrator of God's power was the proof of his final triumph over body and matter, and gave full evidence of divine Science, - evidence so important to mortals. The belief that man has existence or mind separate from God is a dying error. This error Jesus met with divine Science and proved its nothingness. Because of the wondrous glory which God bestowed on His anointed, temptation, sin, sickness, and death had no terror for Jesus. Let men think they had killed the body! Afterwards he would show it to them unchanged. This demonstrates that in Christian Science the true man is governed by God - by good, not evil - and is therefore not a mortal but an immortal. Jesus had taught his disciples the Science of this proof. He was here to enable them to test his still uncomprehended saying, "He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also." They must understand more fully his Life-principle by casting out error, healing the sick, and raising the dead, even as they did understand it after his bodily departure.

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

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


Section 6


Matthew 28:18-20

    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.

***
Acts 1:1-3,7-9

    1 The former treatise have I made,
O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began
both to do and teach,

    2 Until the day in which he was
taken up, after that he through the
Holy Ghost had given commandments
unto the apostles whom he had chosen:


    3 To whom also he shewed himself
alive after his passion by many
infallible proofs, being seen of them
forty days, and speaking of the
things pertaining to the kingdom of
God:

    7 And he said unto them, It is not
for you to know the times or the
seasons, which the Father hath put in
his own power.

    8 But ye shall receive power, after
that the Holy Ghost is come upon you:
and ye shall be witnesses unto me
both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea,
and in Samaria, and unto the
uttermost part of the earth.

    9 And when he had spoken these
things, while they beheld, he was
taken up; and a cloud received him
out of their sight.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 46:25-7


    (Spiritual ascension) Jesus was "the way;" that is, he marked the way for all men. In his final demonstration, called the ascension, which closed the earthly record of Jesus, he rose above the physical knowledge of his disciples, and the material senses saw him no more.
    (Pentecostal power)
    His students then received the Holy Ghost. By this is meant, that by all they had witnessed and suffered, they were roused to an enlarged understanding of divine Science, even to the spiritual interpretation and discernment of Jesus' teachings and demonstrations, which gave them a faint conception of the Life which is God. They no longer measured man by material sense. After gaining the true idea of their glorified Master, they became better healers, leaning no longer on matter, but on the divine Principle of their work.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 292:27


    (Immortal man)
    This carnal material mentality, misnamed mind, is mortal. Therefore man would be annihilated, were it not for the spiritual real man's indissoluble connection with his God, which Jesus brought to light. In his resurrection and ascension, Jesus showed that a mortal man is not the real essence of manhood, and that this unreal material mortality disappears in presence of the reality.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 288:27

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

Subheadings in this lesson

09 1 - -12- Messiah or Christ
09 1 - -13- The divine Principle and idea
09 1 - Christ the ideal Truth
09 1 - Choose ye today
09 2 - Spiritual conception
09 2 - Jesus the way-shower
09 2 - Sonship of Jesus
09 3 - Proof in practice
09 3 - New era in Jesus
09 3 - Healthful theology
09 3 - Absence of Christ-power
09 4 - Purpose of crucifixion
09 4 - Heaven's sentinel
09 4 - Cruel contumely
09 4 - Suffering inevitable
09 5 - Death outdone
09 5 - Fellowship with Christ
09 6 - Spiritual ascension
09 6 - Pentecostal power
09 6 - Immortal man
09 6 - The Christ-element


August 30,1903

Subject: 10

MAN.

oo2o



-- Golden Text --

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:


Responsive Reading


I Corinthians 12:12-21,27,28

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

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

    14 For the body is not one member,
but many.

    15 If the foot shall say, Because I
am not the hand, I am not of the
body; is it therefore not of the
body?

    16 And if the ear shall say,
Because I am not the eye, I am not of
the body; is it therefore not of the
body?

    17 If the whole body were an eye,
where were the hearing? If the whole
were hearing, where were the
smelling?

    18 But now hath God set the members
every one of them in the body, as it
hath pleased him.

    19 And if they were all one member,
where were the body?

    20 But now are they many members,
yet but one body.

    21 And the eye cannot say unto the
hand, I have no need of thee: nor
again the head to the feet, I have no
need of you.

    27 Now ye are the body of Christ,
and members in particular.

    28 And God hath set some in the
church, first apostles, secondarily
prophets, thirdly teachers, after
that miracles, then gifts of
healings, helps, governments,
diversities of tongues.


Section 1


John 1:1,4

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

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

***
Psalm 97:11

    11 Light is sown for the righteous,
and gladness for the upright in
heart.

***
Job 33:29,30

    29 Lo, all these things worketh God
oftentimes with man,

    30 To bring back his soul from the
pit, to be enlightened with the light
of the living.

***
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.

***
Revelation 12:1

    1 And there appeared a great
wonder in heaven; a woman clothed
with the sun, and the moon under her
feet, and upon her head a crown of
twelve stars:

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 503:28


    (Mind's idea faultless)
    God, Spirit, dwelling in infinite light and harmony from which emanates the true idea, is never reflected by aught but the good.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 561:22-29


    (Spiritual sunlight)
    The woman in the Apocalypse symbolizes generic man, the spiritual idea of God; she illustrates the coincidence of God and man as the divine Principle and divine idea. The Revelator symbolizes Spirit by the sun. The spiritual idea is clad with the radiance of spiritual Truth, and matter is put under her feet. The light portrayed is really neither solar nor lunar, but spiritual Life, which is "the light of men."

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 338:1-8

  (- MORTAL MIND - Death)


    (-28- Truth demonstrated)
    Christian Science, rightly understood, leads to eternal harmony. It brings to light the only living and true God and man as made in His likeness; ;whereas the opposite belief - that man originates in matter and has beginning and end, that he is both soul and body, both good and evil, both spiritual and material - terminates in discord and mortality, in the error which must be destroyed by Truth.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 504:23


    (Evenings and mornings)
    The rays of infinite Truth, when gathered into the focus of ideas, bring light instantaneously, whereas a thousand years of human doctrines, hypotheses, and vague conjectures emit no such effulgence.


Section 2


Psalm 37:37

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

***
Matthew 5:9

    9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for
they shall be called the children of
God.
Matthew 10:1,5-7,12,13

    1 And when he had called unto him
his twelve disciples, he gave them
power against unclean spirits, to
cast them out, and to heal all manner
of sickness and all manner of
disease.

    5 These twelve Jesus sent forth,
and commanded them, saying, Go not
into the way of the Gentiles, and
into any city of the Samaritans enter
ye not:

    6 But go rather to the lost sheep
of the house of Israel.

    7 And as ye go, preach, saying, The
kingdom of heaven is at hand.

    12 And when ye come into an house,
salute it.

    13 And if the house be worthy, let
your peace come upon it: but if it be
not worthy, let your peace return to
you.

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

  (- MORTAL MIND - Sin)


    (-25- Man reflects the perfect God)
    According to divine Science, man is in a degree as perfect as the Mind that forms him. The truth of being makes man harmonious and immortal, while error is mortal and discordant.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 506:10


    (Exalted thought)
    Through divine Science, Spirit, God, unites understanding to eternal harmony. The calm and exalted thought or spiritual apprehension is at peace. Thus the dawn of ideas goes on, forming each successive stage of progress.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 304:20


    (Harmony natural)
    Harmony in man is as beautiful as in music, and discord is unnatural, unreal.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 265:23-26


    (Blessings from pain)
    Who that has felt the loss of human peace has not gained stronger desires for spiritual joy? The aspiration after heavenly good comes even before we discover what belongs to wisdom and Love.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 560:10-15


    (True estimate of God's messenger)
    Heaven represents harmony, and divine Science interprets the Principle of heavenly harmony. The great miracle, to human sense, is divine Love, and the grand necessity of existence is to gain the true idea of what constitutes the kingdom of heaven in man.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 490:14

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


    (Theories helpless)
    Human theories are helpless to make man harmonious or immortal, since he is so already, according to Christian Science. Our only need is to know this and reduce to practice the real man's divine Principle, Love.


Section 3


Psalm 19:1

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

***
Acts 7:44-46,48,49

    44 Our fathers had the tabernacle
of witness in the wilderness, as he
had appointed, speaking unto Moses,
that he should make it according to
the fashion that he had seen.

    45 Which also our fathers that came
after brought in with Jesus into the
possession of the Gentiles, whom God
drave out before the face of our
fathers, unto the days of David;

    46 Who found favour before God, and
desired to find a tabernacle for the
God of Jacob.

    48 Howbeit the most High dwelleth
not in temples made with hands; as
saith the prophet,

    49 Heaven is my throne, and earth
is my footstool: what house will ye
build me? saith the Lord: or what is
the place of my rest?

***
John 2:19-21

    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.

***
Colossians 2:9,10

    9 For in him dwelleth all the
fulness of the Godhead bodily.

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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 507:24-28


    (Ever-appearing creation)
    Infinite Mind creates and governs all, from the mental molecule to infinity. This divine Principle of all expresses Science and art throughout His creation, and the immortality of man and the universe.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 494:2-9

(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)
    Jesus said: "Destroy this temple [body], and in three days I [Mind] will raise it up;" and he did this for tired humanity's reassurance.
    (Inexhaustible divine Love)
    Is it not a species of infidelity to believe that so great a work as the Messiah's was done for himself or for God, who needed no help from Jesus' example to preserve the eternal harmony? But mortals did need this help, and Jesus pointed the way for them.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 44:20


    (The deific naturalism)
    Could it be called supernatural for the God of nature to sustain Jesus in his proof of man's truly derived power? It was a method of surgery beyond material art, but it was not a supernatural act. On the contrary, it was a divinely natural act, whereby divinity brought to humanity the understanding of the Christ-healing and revealed a method infinitely above that of human invention.

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


    (Indestructible life of man)
    The time approaches when mortal mind will forsake its corporeal, structural, and material basis, when immortal Mind and its formations will be apprehended in Science, and material beliefs will not interfere with spiritual facts. Man is indestructible and eternal.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 248:12


    (Mental sculpture)
    The sculptor turns from the marble to his model in order to perfect his conception. We are all sculptors, working at various forms, moulding and chiseling thought. What is the model before mortal mind? Is it imperfection, joy, sorrow, sin, suffering? Have you accepted the mortal model? Are you reproducing it? Then you are haunted in your work by vicious sculptors and hideous forms. Do you not hear from all mankind of the imperfect model? The world is holding it before your gaze continually. The result is that you are liable to follow those lower patterns, limit your lifework, and adopt into your experience the angular outline and deformity of matter models.

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


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


Section 4


Genesis 17:1,7

    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.

    7 And I will establish my covenant
between me and thee and thy seed after
thee in their generations for an
everlasting covenant, to be a God
unto thee, and to thy seed after
thee.

***
Acts 3:25

    25 Ye are the children of the
prophets, and of the covenant which
God made with our fathers, saying
unto Abraham, And in thy seed shall
all the kindreds of the earth be
blessed.

***
Romans 9:8

    8 That is, They which are the
children of the flesh, these are not
the children of God: but the children
of the promise are counted for the
seed.

***
Galatians 4:28,29

    28 Now we, brethren, as Isaac was,
are the children of promise.

    29 But as then he that was born
after the flesh persecuted him that
was born after the Spirit, even so it
is now.
Galatians 5:22,23

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

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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 512:20-25


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 303:1


    (Mental propagation)
    The reflection, through mental manifestation, of the multitudinous forms of Mind which people the realm of the real is controlled by Mind, the Principle governing the reflection. Multiplication of God's children comes from no power of propagation in matter, it is the reflection of Spirit.

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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 508:2


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


Section 5


Acts 10:37,38

    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.

***
John 7:12

    12 And there was much murmuring
among the people concerning him: for
some said, He is a good man: others
said, Nay; but he deceiveth the
people.

***
Matthew 9:6,8

    6 But that ye may know that the Son
of man hath power on earth to forgive
sins, (then saith he to the sick of
the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed,
and go unto thine house.

    8 But when the multitudes saw it,
they marvelled, and glorified God,
which had given such power unto men.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 515:21(begin Man)


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

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 192:17


    (The one real power)
    Moral and spiritual might belong to Spirit, who holds the "wind in His fists;" and this teaching accords with Science and harmony. In Science, you can have no power opposed to God, and the physical senses must give up their false testimony. Your influence for good depends upon the weight you throw into the right scale. The good you do and embody gives you the only power obtainable. Evil is not power. It is a mockery of strength, which erelong betrays its weakness and falls, never to rise.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 213:11


    (Good indefinable) Every step towards goodness is a departure from materiality, and is a tendency towards God, Spirit. Material theories partially paralyze this attraction towards infinite and eternal good by an opposite attraction towards the finite, temporary, and discordant.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 514:26


    (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. All of God's creatures, moving in the harmony of Science, are harmless, useful, indestructible. A realization of this grand verity was a source of strength to the ancient worthies. It supports Christian healing, and enables its possessor to emulate the example of Jesus. "And God saw that it was good."


Section 6


Genesis 1:27

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

***
Mark 10:6,9

    6 But from the beginning of the
creation God made them male and
female.

    9 What therefore God hath joined
together, let not man put asunder.

***
Ephesians 4:4,7,13

    4 There is one body, and one
Spirit, even as ye are called in one
hope of your calling;

    7 But unto every one of us is given
grace according to the measure of the
gift of Christ.

    13 Till we all come in the unity of
the faith, and of the knowledge of
the Son of God, unto a perfect man,
unto the measure of the stature of
the fulness of Christ:

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 516:24-31


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



    To emphasize this momentous thought, it is repeated that God made man in His own image, to reflect the divine Spirit. It follows that man is a generic term. Masculine, feminine, and neuter genders are human concepts.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 577:4-8


    (Divine sense of Deity)
    The Lamb's wife presents the unity of male and female as no longer two wedded individuals, but as two individual natures in one; and this compounded spiritual individuality reflects God as Father-Mother, not as a corporeal being.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 475:13

(14) Question: What is man?
ADAM = That which is not the image and likeness of good, but a material belief, opposed to the one Mind, or Spirit.
Topic: Unreality


    (Fleshly factors unreal)
    Man is idea, the image, of Love; he is not physique. He is the compound idea of God, including all right ideas; the generic term for all that reflects God's image and likeness; the conscious identity of being as found in Science, in which man is the reflection of God, or Mind, and therefore is eternal; that which has no separate mind from God; that which has not a single quality underived from Deity; that which possesses no life, intelligence, nor creative power of his own, but reflects spiritually all that belongs to his Maker.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 258:9-18


    (Infinity's reflection)
    Man is more than a material form with a mind inside, which must escape from its environments in order to be immortal. Man reflects infinity, and this reflection is the true idea of God.
    God expresses in man the infinite idea forever developing itself, broadening and rising higher and higher from a boundless basis. Mind manifests all that exists in the infinitude of Truth. We know no more of man as the true divine image and likeness, than we know of God.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 519:14


    (Infinity measureless)
    Mortals can never know the infinite, until they throw off the old man and reach the spiritual image and likeness. What can fathom infinity! How shall we declare Him, till, in the language of the apostle, "we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ"?


Section 7


Psalm 8:4,6

    4 What is man, that thou art
mindful of him? and the son of man,
that thou visitest him?

    6 Thou madest him to have dominion
over the works of thy hands: thou hast
put all things under his feet:

***
Daniel 7:13,14

    13 I saw in the night visions, and,
behold, one like the Son of man came
with the clouds of heaven, and came
to the Ancient of days, and they
brought him near before him.

    14 And there was given him
dominion, and glory, and a kingdom,
that all people, nations, and
languages, should serve him: his
dominion is an everlasting dominion,
which shall not pass away, and his
kingdom that which shall not be
destroyed.

***
I Peter 4:11

    11 If any man speak, let him speak
as the oracles of God; if any man
minister, let him do it as of the
ability which God giveth: that God in
all things may be glorified through
Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and
dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 316:20


    (Spiritual government) Christ presents the indestructible man, whom Spirit creates, constitutes, and governs. Christ illustrates that blending with God, his divine Principle, which gives man dominion over all the earth.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 288:10-14

    (The great conflict) When the final physical and moral effects of Christian Science are fully apprehended, the conflict between truth and error, understanding and belief, Science and material sense, foreshadowed by the prophets and inaugurated by Jesus, will cease, and spiritual harmony reign.

o4oo Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked - 102:12


    (Mere negation)
    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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 517:31


    (Birthright of man)
    Man is not made to till the soil. His birthright is dominion, not subjection. He is lord of the belief in earth and heaven, - himself subordinate alone to his Maker. This is the Science of being.

Subheadings in this lesson

10 1 - Mind's idea faultless
10 1 - Spiritual sunlight
10 1 - -28- Truth demonstrated
10 1 - Evenings and mornings
10 2 - -25- Man reflects the perfect God
10 2 - Exalted thought
10 2 - Harmony natural
10 2 - Blessings from pain
10 2 - True estimate of God's messenger
10 2 - Theories helpless
10 3 - Ever-appearing creation
10 3 - Mind destroys all ills
10 3 - Inexhaustible divine Love
10 3 - The deific naturalism
10 3 - Indestructible life of man
10 3 - Mental sculpture
10 3 - Immortal memory
10 4 - Multiplication of pure ideas
10 4 - Mental propagation
10 4 - One primal cause
10 4 - Ever-appearing creation
10 5 - Elohistic plurality
10 5 - The one real power
10 5 - Good indefinable
10 5 - Creatures of God useful
10 6 - Ideal man and woman
10 6 - Divine sense of Deity
10 6 - Fleshly factors unreal
10 6 - Infinity's reflection
10 6 - Infinity measureless
10 7 - Spiritual government
10 7 - The great conflict
10 7 - Mere negation
10 7 - Birthright of man


September 6,1903

Subject: 11

SUBSTANCE.

o2oo



-- Golden Text --

Proverbs 12:27,28

    27 The slothful man roasteth not
that which he took in hunting: but
the substance of a diligent man is
precious.

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


Responsive Reading


Job 28:1,2,12-21,23

    1 Surely there is a vein for the
silver, and a place for gold where
they fine it.

    2 Iron is taken out of the earth,
and brass is molten out of the stone.


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

    13 Man knoweth not the price
thereof; neither is it found in the
land of the living.

    14 The depth saith, It is not in
me: and the sea saith, It is not with
me.

    15 It cannot be gotten for gold,
neither shall silver be weighed for
the price thereof.

    16 It cannot be valued with the
gold of Ophir, with the precious
onyx, or the sapphire.

    17 The gold and the crystal cannot
equal it: and the exchange of it shall
not be for jewels of fine gold.

    18 No mention shall be made of
coral, or of pearls: for the price of
wisdom is above rubies.

    19 The topaz of Ethiopia shall not
equal it, neither shall it be valued
with pure gold.

    20 Whence then cometh wisdom? and
where is the place of understanding?

    21 Seeing it is hid from the eyes
of all living, and kept close from
the fowls of the air.

    23 God understandeth the way
thereof, and he knoweth the place
thereof.


Section 1


Matthew 7:7-11

    7 #Ask, and it shall be given you;
seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it
shall be opened unto you:

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

    9 Or what man is there of you, whom
if his son ask bread, will he give
him a stone?

    10 Or if he ask a fish, will he
give him a serpent?

    11 If ye then, being evil, know how
to give good gifts unto your
children, how much more shall your
Father which is in heaven give good
things to them that ask him?

***
Psalm 97:1,5,6,12

    1 The Lord reigneth; let the earth
rejoice; let the multitude of isles be
glad thereof.

    5 The hills melted like wax at the
presence of the Lord, at the presence
of the Lord of the whole earth.

    6 The heavens declare his
righteousness, and all the people see
his glory.

    12 Rejoice in the Lord, ye
righteous; and give thanks at the
remembrance of his holiness.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 468:16-24

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


    (Spiritual synonyms)
    Question. - What is substance?
    Answer. - Substance is that which is eternal and incapable of discord and decay. Truth, Life, and Love are substance, as the Scriptures use this word in Hebrews: "The substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." Spirit, the synonym of Mind, Soul, or God, is the only real substance. The spiritual universe, including individual man, is a compound idea, reflecting the divine substance of Spirit.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 269:11-20


    (Divine metaphysics)
    Metaphysics is above physics, and matter does not enter into metaphysical premises or conclusions. The categories of metaphysics rest on one basis, the divine Mind. Metaphysics resolves things into thoughts, and exchanges the objects of sense for the ideas of Soul.
    These ideas are perfectly real and tangible to spiritual consciousness, and they have this advantage over the objects and thoughts of material sense, - they are good and eternal.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 275:10

    (Divine synonyms)
    To grasp the reality and order of being in its Science, you must begin by reckoning God as the divine Principle of all that really is. Spirit, Life, Truth, Love, combine as one, - and are the Scriptural names for God. All substance, intelligence, wisdom, being, immortality, cause, and effect belong to God. These are His attributes, the eternal manifestations of the infinite divine Principle, Love. No wisdom is wise but His wisdom; no truth is true, no love is lovely, no life is Life but the divine; no good is, but the good God bestows.


Section 2


Jeremiah 15:13

    13 Thy substance and thy treasures
will I give to the spoil without
price, and that for all thy sins,
even in all thy borders.

***
Luke 15:11-14,17,20

    11 #And he said, A certain man had
two sons:

    12 And the younger of them said to
his father, Father, give me the
portion of goods that falleth to me.
And he divided unto them his living.

    13 And not many days after the
younger son gathered all together,
and took his journey into a far
country, and there wasted his
substance with riotous living.

    14 And when he had spent all, there
arose a mighty famine in that land;
and he began to be in want.

    17 And when he came to himself, he
said, How many hired servants of my
father's have bread enough and to
spare, and I perish with hunger!

    20 And he arose, and came to his
father. But when he was yet a great
way off, his father saw him, and had
compassion, and ran, and fell on his
neck, and kissed him.

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.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 261:21-24


    (Immutable identity of man)
    Detach sense from the body, or matter, which is only a form of human belief, and you may learn the meaning of God, or good, and the nature of the immutable and immortal.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 260:24-7

    (Requisite change of our ideals)
    Selfishness and sensualism are educated in mortal mind by the thoughts ever recurring to one's self, by conversation about the body, and by the expectation of perpetual pleasure or pain from it; and this education is at the expense of spiritual growth. If we array thought in mortal vestures, it must lose its immortal nature.
    (Thoughts are things)
    If we look to the body for pleasure, we find pain; for Life, we find death; for Truth, we find error; for Spirit, we find its opposite, matter. Now reverse this action. Look away from the body into Truth and Love, the Principle of all happiness, harmony, and immortality. Hold thought steadfastly to the enduring, the good, and the true, and you will bring these into your experience proportionably to their occupancy of your thoughts.


Section 3


Hebrews 11:1

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

***
Genesis 15:1,5,6,13,14

    1 After these things the word of
the Lord came unto Abram in a vision,
saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy
shield, and thy exceeding great
reward.

    5 And he brought him forth abroad,
and said, Look now toward heaven, and
tell the stars, if thou be able to
number them: and he said unto him, So
shall thy seed be.

    6 And he believed in the Lord; and
he counted it to him for
righteousness.

    13 And he said unto Abram, Know of
a surety that thy seed shall be a
stranger in a land that is not
theirs, and shall serve them; and
they shall afflict them four hundred
years;

    14 And also that nation, whom they
shall serve, will I judge: and
afterward shall they come out with
great substance.

***
Matthew 6:19-21

    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:

    21 For where your treasure is,
there will your heart be also.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 480:1-2

(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) When the substance of Spirit appears in Christian Science, the nothingness of matter is recognized.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 274:25-6


    (Impossible partnership)
    The conventional firm, called matter and mind, God never formed. Science and understanding, governed by the unerring and eternal Mind, destroy the imaginary copartnership, matter and mind, formed only to be destroyed in a manner and at a period as yet unknown. This suppositional partnership is already obsolete, for matter, examined in the light of divine metaphysics, disappears.
    (Spirit the starting-point)
    Matter has no life to lose, and Spirit never dies. A partnership of mind with matter would ignore omnipresent and omnipotent Mind. This shows that matter did not originate in God, Spirit, and is not eternal. Therefore matter is neither substantial, living, nor intelligent.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 257:4-15,24-27


    (Matter is not substance)
    If matter, so-called, is substance, then Spirit, matter's unlikeness, must be shadow; and shadow cannot produce substance. The theory that Spirit is not the only substance and creator is pantheistic heterodoxy, which ultimates in sickness, sin, and death; it is the belief in a bodily soul and a material mind, a soul governed by the body and a mind in matter. This belief is shallow pantheism.
    Mind creates His own likeness in ideas, and the substance of an idea is very far from being the supposed substance of non-intelligent matter. Hence the Father Mind is not the father of matter.
    (Inexhaustible divine Love)
    Who hath found finite life or love sufficient to meet the demands of human want and woe, - to still the desires, to satisfy the aspirations?


Section 4


Proverbs 12:17,19

    17 He that speaketh truth sheweth
forth righteousness: but a false
witness deceit.

    19 The lip of truth shall be
established for ever: but a lying
tongue is but for a moment.

***
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.

***
Psalm 100:5

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 299:24-26


    (Knowledge and Truth)
    Truth never destroys God's idea. Truth is spiritual, eternal substance, which cannot destroy the right reflection.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 318:9-13

    (What the senses originate)
    The material senses originate and support all that is material, untrue, selfish, or debased. They would put soul into soil, life into limbo, and doom all things to decay. We must silence this lie of material sense with the truth of spiritual sense.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 301:6-29

    (The divine reflection)
    To himself, mortal and material man seems to be substance, but his sense of substance involves error and therefore is material, temporal.
    On the other hand, the immortal, spiritual man is really substantial, and reflects the eternal substance, or Spirit, which mortals hope for. He reflects the divine, which constitutes the only real and eternal entity. This reflection seems to mortal sense transcendental, because the spiritual man's substantiality transcends mortal vision and is revealed only through divine Science.
    (Inverted images and ideas)
    As God is substance and man is the divine image and likeness, man should wish for, and in reality has, only the substance of good, the substance of Spirit, not matter. The belief that man has any other substance, or mind, is not spiritual and breaks the First Commandment, Thou shalt have one God, one Mind. Mortal man seems to himself to be material substance, while man is "image" (idea). Delusion, sin, disease, and death arise from the false testimony of material sense, which, from a supposed standpoint outside the focal distance of infinite Spirit, presents an inverted image of Mind and substance with everything turned upside down.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 316:3

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


Section 5


Proverbs 8:1,20,21,23,35

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

    20 I lead in the way of
righteousness, in the midst of the
paths of judgment:

    21 That I may cause those that love
me to inherit substance; and I will
fill their treasures.

    23 I was set up from everlasting,
from the beginning, or ever the earth
was.

    35 For whoso findeth me findeth
life, and shall obtain favour of the
Lord.

***
Romans 14:17

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

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 469:1-5(to .)

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


    (Eternity of Life)
    Life is neither in nor of matter. What is termed matter is unknown to Spirit, which includes in itself all substance and is Life eternal. Matter is a human concept. Life is divine Mind. Life is not limited.

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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 246:27-28


    (True life eternal)
    Life is eternal. We should find this out, and begin the demonstration thereof.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 258:19


    (Infinity's reflection)
    The infinite Principle is reflected by the infinite idea and spiritual individuality, but the material so-called senses have no cognizance of either Principle or its idea. The human capacities are enlarged and perfected in proportion as humanity gains the true conception of man and God.


Section 6


Matthew 6:1-4

    1 Take heed that ye do not your
alms before men, to be seen of them:
otherwise ye have no reward of your
Father which is in heaven.

    2 Therefore when thou doest thine
alms, do not sound a trumpet before
thee, as the hypocrites do in the
synagogues and in the streets, that
they may have glory of men. Verily I
say unto you, They have their reward.


    3 But when thou doest alms, let not
thy left hand know what thy right
hand doeth:

    4 That thine alms may be in secret:
and thy Father which seeth in secret
himself shall reward thee openly.

***
Luke 8:1-3

    1 And it came to pass afterward,
that he went throughout every city
and village, preaching and shewing
the glad tidings of the kingdom of
God: and the twelve were with him,

    2 And certain women, which had been
healed of evil spirits and
infirmities, Mary called Magdalene,
out of whom went seven devils,

    3 And Joanna the wife of Chuza
Herod's steward, and Susanna, and
many others, which ministered unto
him of their substance.

***
I Corinthians 13:8,10

    8 Charity never faileth: but
whether there be prophecies, they
shall fail; whether there be tongues,
they shall cease; whether there be
knowledge, it shall vanish away.

    10 But when that which is perfect
is come, then that which is in part
shall be done away.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 304:3-9


    (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."

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 286:16-22

    (Goodness a portion of God)
    In the Saxon and twenty other tongues good is the term for God. The Scriptures declare all that He made to be good, like Himself, - good in Principle and in idea. Therefore the spiritual universe is good, and reflects God as He is.
    (Spiritual thoughts)
    God's thoughts are perfect and eternal, are substance and Life.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 248:3-5,26


    (Love's endowment)
    Love never loses sight of loveliness. Its halo rests upon its object. One marvels that a friend can ever seem less than beautiful.
    (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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 247:13

    (Eternal beauty)
    Immortality, exempt from age or decay, has a glory of its own, - the radiance of Soul. Immortal men and women are models of spiritual sense, drawn by perfect Mind and reflecting those higher conceptions of loveliness which transcend all material sense.

Subheadings in this lesson

11 1 - Spiritual synonyms
11 1 - Divine metaphysics
11 1 - Divine synonyms
11 2 - -18- The only substance
11 2 - Immutable identity of man
11 2 - Requisite change of our ideals
11 2 - Thoughts are things
11 3 - Spiritual reflection
11 3 - Impossible partnership
11 3 - Spirit the starting-point
11 3 - Matter is not substance
11 3 - Inexhaustible divine Love
11 4 - Knowledge and Truth
11 4 - What the senses originate
11 4 - The divine reflection
11 4 - Inverted images and ideas
11 4 - Jesus as mediator
11 5 - Eternity of Life
11 5 - Thought-forms
11 5 - True life eternal
11 5 - Infinity's reflection
11 6 - Man inseparable from Love
11 6 - Goodness a portion of God
11 6 - Spiritual thoughts
11 6 - Love's endowment
11 6 - Perfect models
11 6 - Eternal beauty


September 13,1903

Subject: 12

MATTER.

2ooo



-- Golden Text --

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.


Responsive Reading


Nahum 1:3-8,10,13-15

    3 The Lord is slow to anger, and
great in power, and will not at all
acquit the wicked: the Lord hath his
way in the whirlwind and in the
storm, and the clouds are the dust of
his feet.

    4 He rebuketh the sea, and maketh
it dry, and drieth up all the rivers;
Bashan languisheth, and Carmel, and
the flower of Lebanon languisheth.

    5 The mountains quake at him, and
the hills melt, and the earth is
burned at his presence, yea, the
world, and all that dwell therein.

    6 Who can stand before his
indignation? and who can abide in the
fierceness of his anger? his fury is
poured out like fire, and the rocks
are thrown down by him.

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

    8 But with an overrunning flood he
will make an utter end of the place
thereof, and darkness shall pursue
his enemies.

    10 For while they be folden
together as thorns, and while they
are drunken as drunkards, they shall
be devoured as stubble fully dry.

    13 For now will I break his yoke
from off thee, and will burst thy
bonds in sunder.

    14 And the Lord hath given a
commandment concerning thee, that no
more of thy name be sown: out of the
house of thy gods will I cut off the
graven image and the molten image: I
will make thy grave; for thou art
vile.

    15 Behold upon the mountains the
feet of him that bringeth good
tidings, that publisheth peace! O
Judah, keep thy solemn feasts,
perform thy vows: for the wicked
shall no more pass through thee; he
is utterly cut off.


Section 1


Ecclesiastes 1:4,8,11,13,14

    4 One generation passeth away, and
another generation cometh: but the
earth abideth for ever.

    8 All things are full of labour;
man cannot utter it: the eye is not
satisfied with seeing, nor the ear
filled with hearing.

    11 There is no remembrance of
former things; neither shall there be
any remembrance of things that are to
come with those that shall come
after.

    13 And I gave my heart to seek and
search out by wisdom concerning all
things that are done under heaven:
this sore travail hath God given to
the sons of man to be exercised
therewith.

    14 I have seen all the works that
are done under the sun; and, behold,
all is vanity and vexation of spirit.

Ecclesiastes 2:11

    11 Then I looked on all the works
that my hands had wrought, and on the
labour that I had laboured to do:
and, behold, all was vanity and
vexation of spirit, and there was no
profit under the sun.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 123:11-12


    (Seeming and being)
    The verity of Mind shows conclusively how it is that matter seems to be, but is not.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 277:24


    (Material error)
    The realm of the real is Spirit. The unlikeness of Spirit is matter, and the opposite of the real is not divine, - it is a human concept. Matter is an error of statement. This error in the premise leads to errors in the conclusion in every statement into which it enters. Nothing we can say or believe regarding matter is immortal, for matter is temporal and is therefore a mortal phenomenon, a human concept, sometimes beautiful, always erroneous.

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 - 300:1


    (Old and new man)
    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 - 278:12-16

    (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.


Section 2


Psalm 51:5

    5 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity;
and in sin did my mother conceive me.

Psalm 58:3

    3 The wicked are estranged from the
womb: they go astray as soon as they
be born, speaking lies.

***
Job 20:4,5,11

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

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

    11 His bones are full of the sin of
his youth, which shall lie down with
him in the dust.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 542:1(only)


    (Murder brings its curse)
    The belief of life in matter sins at every step.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 311:9-19


    (Sin only of the flesh)
    All sin is of the flesh. It cannot be spiritual. Sin exists here or hereafter only so long as the illusion of mind in matter remains. It is a sense of sin, and not a sinful soul, which is lost. Evil is destroyed by the sense of good.
    (Soul impeccable)
    Through false estimates of soul as dwelling in sense and of mind as dwelling in matter, belief strays into a sense of temporary loss or absence of soul, spiritual truth. This state of error is the mortal dream of life and substance as existent in matter, and is directly opposite to the immortal reality of being.

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."

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 214:18


    (Idolatrous illusions)
    We bow down to matter, and entertain finite thoughts of God like the pagan idolater. Mortals are inclined to fear and to obey what they consider a material body more than they do a spiritual God. All material knowledge, like the original "tree of knowledge," multiplies their pains, for mortal illusions would rob God, slay man, and meanwhile would spread their table with cannibal tidbits and give thanks.


Section 3


Exodus 24:12,18

    12 #And the Lord said unto Moses,
Come up to me into the mount, and be
there: and I will give thee tables of
stone, and a law, and commandments
which I have written; that thou
mayest teach them.

    18 And Moses went into the midst of
the cloud, and gat him up into the
mount: and Moses was in the mount
forty days and forty nights.
Exodus 32:1-6

    1 And when the people saw that
Moses delayed to come down out of the
mount, the people gathered themselves
together unto Aaron, and said unto
him, Up, make us gods, which shall go
before us; for as for this Moses, the
man that brought us up out of the
land of Egypt, we wot not what is
become of him.

    2 And Aaron said unto them, Break
off the golden earrings, which are in
the ears of your wives, of your sons,
and of your daughters, and bring them
unto me.

    3 And all the people brake off the
golden earrings which were in their
ears, and brought them unto Aaron.

    4 And he received them at their
hand, and fashioned it with a graving
tool, after he had made it a molten
calf: and they said, These be thy
gods, O Israel, which brought thee up
out of the land of Egypt.

    5 And when Aaron saw it, he built
an altar before it; and Aaron made
proclamation, and said, To morrow is
a feast to the Lord.

    6 And they rose up early on the
morrow, and offered burnt offerings,
and brought peace offerings; and the
people sat down to eat and to drink,
and rose up to play.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 470:5

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


    (The sole governor)
    The supposed existence of more than one mind was the basic error of idolatry. This error assumed the loss of spiritual power, the loss of the spiritual presence of Life as infinite Truth without an unlikeness, and the loss of Love as ever present and universal.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 187:3-12


    (Ignorant idolatry)
    As mortals do not comprehend even mortal existence, how ignorant must they be of the all-knowing Mind and of His creations.
    Here you may see how so-called material sense creates its own forms of thought, gives them material names, and then worships and fears them. With pagan blindness, it attributes to some material god or medicine an ability beyond itself. The beliefs of the human mind rob and enslave it, and then impute this result to another illusive personification, named Satan.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 146:5-9


    (How healing was lost)
    The first idolatry was faith in matter. The schools have rendered faith in drugs the fashion, rather than faith in Deity. By trusting matter to destroy its own discord, health and harmony have been sacrificed.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 173:30-8


    (Man not structural)
    The idols of civilization are far more fatal to health and longevity than are the idols of barbarism. The idols of civilization call into action less faith than Buddhism in a supreme governing intelligence. The Esquimaux restore health by incantations as consciously as do civilized practitioners by their more studied methods.
    Is civilization only a higher form of idolatry, that man should bow down to a flesh-brush, to flannels, to baths, diet, exercise, and air? Nothing save divine power is capable of doing so much for man as he can do for himself.


Section 4


Ezekiel 28:2,8,9

    2 Son of man, say unto the prince
of Tyrus, Thus saith the Lord God;
Because thine heart is lifted up, and
thou hast said, I am a God, I sit in
the seat of God, in the midst of the
seas; yet thou art a man, and not
God, though thou set thine heart as
the heart of God:

    8 They shall bring thee down to the
pit, and thou shalt die the deaths of
them that are slain in the midst of
the seas.

    9 Wilt thou yet say before him that
slayeth thee, I am God? but thou
shalt be a man, and no God, in the
hand of him that slayeth thee.

***
Galatians 6:3

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

***
Habakkuk 2:4

    4 Behold, his soul which is lifted
up is not upright in him: but the just
shall live by his faith.

***
Proverbs 8:13

    13 The fear of the Lord is to hate
evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the
evil way, and the froward mouth, do I
hate.

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.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 148:25,26


    (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.
    (Tests in our day)
    Since God, divine Mind, governs all, not partially but supremely, predicting disease does not dignify therapeutics. Whatever guides thought spiritually benefits mind and body. We need to understand the affirmations of divine Science, dismiss superstition, and demonstrate truth according to Christ. To-day there is hardly a city, village, or hamlet, in which are not to be found living witnesses and monuments to the virtue and power of Truth, as applied through this Christian system of healing disease.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 186:17-22


    (Evil negative and self-destructive)
    Evil is self-assertive. It says: "I am a real entity, overmastering good." This falsehood should strip evil of all pretensions. The only power of evil is to destroy itself. It can never destroy one iota of good. Every attempt of evil to destroy good is a failure, and only aids in peremptorily punishing the evil-doer.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 345:26


    (Contradictions not found)
    The apostle says: "For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself." This thought of human, material nothingness, which Science inculcates, enrages the carnal mind and is the main cause of the carnal mind's antagonism.


Section 5


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.

***
Hosea 4:17

    17 Ephraim is joined to idols: let
him alone.
Hosea 5:12,13

    12 Therefore will I be unto Ephraim
as a moth, and to the house of Judah
as rottenness.

    13 When Ephraim saw his sickness,
and Judah saw his wound, then went
Ephraim to the Assyrian, and sent to
king Jareb: yet could he not heal
you, nor cure you of your wound.

***
Mark 5:24-29

    24 And Jesus went with him; and
much people followed him, and
thronged him.

    25 And a certain woman, which had
an issue of blood twelve years,

    26 And had suffered many things of
many physicians, and had spent all
that she had, and was nothing
bettered, but rather grew worse,

    27 When she had heard of Jesus,
came in the press behind, and touched
his garment.

    28 For she said, If I may touch but
his clothes, I shall be whole.

    29 And straightway the fountain of
her blood was dried up; and she felt
in her body that she was healed of
that plague.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 78:24


    (Spirit intangible)
    God is not in the medley where matter cares for matter, where spiritism makes many gods, and hypnotism and electricity are claimed to be the agents of God's government.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 312:23


    (Man-made theories)
    Our theories are based on finite premises, which cannot penetrate beyond matter. A personal sense of God and of man's capabilities necessarily limits faith and hinders spiritual understanding. It divides faith and understanding between matter and Spirit, the finite and the infinite, and so turns away from the intelligent and divine healing Principle to the inanimate drug.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 160:3


    (False source of knowledge)
    The systems of physics act against metaphysics, and vice versa. When mortals forsake the material for the spiritual basis of action, drugs lose their healing force, for they have no innate power. Unsupported by the faith reposed in it, the inanimate drug becomes powerless.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 230:22-30


    (Mental narcotics)
    According to Holy Writ, the sick are never really healed by drugs, hygiene, or any material method. These merely evade the question. They are soothing syrups to put children to sleep, satisfy mortal belief, and quiet fear.
    (The true healing)
    We think that we are healed when a disease disappears, though it is liable to reappear; but we are never thoroughly healed until the liability to be ill is removed.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 408:14-22


    (Drugs and brain-lobes)
    The supposition that we can correct insanity by the use of purgatives and narcotics is in itself a mild species of insanity. Can drugs go of their own accord to the brain and destroy the so-called inflammation of disordered functions, thus reaching mortal mind through matter? Drugs do not affect a corpse, and Truth does not distribute drugs through the blood, and from them derive a supposed effect on intelligence and sentiment.


Section 6


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.

***
Mark 13:31,32

    31 Heaven and earth shall pass
away: but my words shall not pass
away.

    32 #But of that day and that hour
knoweth no man, no, not the angels
which are in heaven, neither the Son,
but the Father.

***
II Peter 3:10-13

    10 But the day of the Lord will
come as a thief in the night; in the
which the heavens shall pass away
with a great noise, and the elements
shall melt with fervent heat, the
earth also and the works that are
therein shall be burned up.

    11 Seeing then that all these
things shall be dissolved, what
manner of persons ought ye to be in
all holy conversation and godliness,

    12 Looking for and hasting unto the
coming of the day of God, wherein the
heavens being on fire shall be
dissolved, and the elements shall
melt with fervent heat?

    13 Nevertheless we, according to
his promise, look for new heavens and
a new earth, wherein dwelleth
righteousness.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 96:4-5,12-4


    (The darkest hours of all)
    Love will finally mark the hour of harmony, and spiritualization will follow, for Love is Spirit.
    (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. As material knowledge diminishes and spiritual understanding increases, real objects will be apprehended mentally instead of materially.
    During this final conflict, wicked minds will endeavor to find means by which to accomplish more evil; but those who discern Christian Science will hold crime in check. They will aid in the ejection of error. They will maintain law and order, and cheerfully await the certainty of ultimate perfection.

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.

Subheadings in this lesson

12 1 - Seeming and being
12 1 - Material error
12 1 - Individualization
12 1 - Old and new man
12 1 - One cause supreme
12 2 - Murder brings its curse
12 2 - Sin only of the flesh
12 2 - Soul impeccable
12 2 - The great question
12 2 - Idolatrous illusions
12 3 - The sole governor
12 3 - Ignorant idolatry
12 3 - How healing was lost
12 3 - Man not structural
12 4 - Eternal man recognized
12 4 - Testimony of sense
12 4 - Physiology deficient
12 4 - Tests in our day
12 4 - Evil negative and self-destructive
12 4 - Contradictions not found
12 5 - Spirit intangible
12 5 - Man-made theories
12 5 - False source of knowledge
12 5 - Mental narcotics
12 5 - The true healing
12 5 - Drugs and brain-lobes
12 6 - The darkest hours of all
12 6 - Arena of contest
12 6 - Millennial glory
12 6 - Fulfilment of the Law


September 20,1903

Subject: 13

REALITY.

ooo2



-- Golden Text --

Psalm 33:11

    11 The counsel of the Lord standeth
for ever, the thoughts of his heart
to all generations.


Responsive Reading


Psalm 89:1,5-9,11-18

    1 I will sing of the mercies of
the Lord for ever: with my mouth will
I make known thy faithfulness to all
generations.

    5 And the heavens shall praise thy
wonders, O Lord: thy faithfulness also
in the congregation of the saints.

    6 For who in the heaven can be
compared unto the Lord? who among the
sons of the mighty can be likened
unto the Lord?

    7 God is greatly to be feared in
the assembly of the saints, and to be
had in reverence of all them that are
about him.

    8 O Lord God of hosts, who is a
strong Lord like unto thee? or to thy
faithfulness round about thee?

    9 Thou rulest the raging of the
sea: when the waves thereof arise,
thou stillest them.

    11 The heavens are thine, the earth
also is thine: as for the world and
the fulness thereof, thou hast
founded them.

    12 The north and the south thou
hast created them: Tabor and Hermon
shall rejoice in thy name.

    13 Thou hast a mighty arm: strong
is thy hand, and high is thy right
hand.

    14 Justice and judgment are the
habitation of thy throne: mercy and
truth shall go before thy face.

    15 Blessed is the people that know
the joyful sound: they shall walk, O
Lord, in the light of thy
countenance.

    16 In thy name shall they rejoice
all the day: and in thy righteousness
shall they be exalted.

    17 For thou art the glory of their
strength: and in thy favour our horn
shall be exalted.

    18 For the Lord is our defence; and
the Holy One of Israel is our king.


Section 1


Psalm 93:1-4

    1 The Lord reigneth, he is clothed
with majesty; the Lord is clothed with
strength, wherewith he hath girded
himself: the world also is
stablished, that it cannot be moved.

    2 Thy throne is established of old:
thou art from everlasting.

    3 The floods have lifted up, O
Lord, the floods have lifted up their
voice; the floods lift up their
waves.

    4 The Lord on high is mightier than
the noise of many waters, yea, than
the mighty waves of the sea.
Psalm 24:1,2,7,10

    1 The earth is the Lord's, and the
fulness thereof; the world, and they
that dwell therein.

    2 For he hath founded it upon the
seas, and established it upon the
floods.

    7 Lift up your heads, O ye gates;
and be ye lift up, ye everlasting
doors; and the King of glory shall
come in.

    10 Who is this King of glory? The
Lord of hosts, he is the King of
glory.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 331:11,20

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


    (-5- Allness of Spirit)
    V. The Scriptures imply that God is All-in-all. From this it follows that nothing possesses reality nor existence except the divine Mind and His ideas. The Scriptures also declare that God is Spirit. Therefore in Spirit all is harmony, and there can be no discord; all is Life, and there is no death. Everything in God's universe expresses Him.
    (-6- The universal cause)
    He is all-inclusive, and is reflected by all that is real and eternal and by nothing else. He fills all space, and it is impossible to conceive of such omnipresence and individuality except as infinite Spirit or Mind. Hence all is Spirit and spiritual.

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.

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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 471:17

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


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


Section 2


John 5:19,20,22,23

    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.

    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.

***
Revelation 1:18

    18 I am he that liveth, and was
dead; and, behold, I am alive for
evermore, Amen; and have the keys of
hell and of death.

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 - 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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 317:16

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 300:9

    (Old and new man)
    So far as the scientific statement as to man is understood, it can be proved and will bring to light the true reflection of God - the real man, or the new man (as St. Paul has it).

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 190:14


    (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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 296:10


    (Scientific purgation) Nothing sensual or sinful is immortal. The death of a false material sense and of sin, not the death of organic matter, is what reveals man and Life, harmonious, real, and eternal.


Section 3


Job 38:1,4,7,16,22,28,33-35

    1 Then the Lord answered Job out
of the whirlwind, and said,

    4 Where wast thou when I laid the
foundations of the earth? declare, if
thou hast understanding.

    7 When the morning stars sang
together, and all the sons of God
shouted for joy?

    16 Hast thou entered into the
springs of the sea? or hast thou
walked in the search of the depth?

    22 Hast thou entered into the
treasures of the snow? or hast thou
seen the treasures of the hail,

    28 Hath the rain a father? or who
hath begotten the drops of dew?

    33 Knowest thou the ordinances of
heaven? canst thou set the dominion
thereof in the earth?

    34 Canst thou lift up thy voice to
the clouds, that abundance of waters
may cover thee?

    35 Canst thou send lightnings, that
they may go, and say unto thee, Here
we are?
Job 39:13,27

    13 Gavest thou the goodly wings
unto the peacocks? or wings and
feathers unto the ostrich?

    27 Doth the eagle mount up at thy
command, and make her nest on high?

***
Amos 9:6

    6 It is he that buildeth his
stories in the heaven, and hath
founded his troop in the earth; he
that calleth for the waters of the
sea, and poureth them out upon the
face of the earth: The Lord is his
name.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 337:22-26

  (- 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.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 124:14-31


    (Right interpretation)
    The universe, like man, is to be interpreted by Science from its divine Principle, God, and then it can be understood; but when explained on the basis of physical sense and represented as subject to growth, maturity, and decay, the universe, like man, is, and must continue to be, an enigma.
    (All force mental)
    Adhesion, cohesion, and attraction are properties of Mind. They belong to divine Principle, and support the equipoise of that thought-force, which launched the earth in its orbit and said to the proud wave, "Thus far and no farther."
    Spirit is the life, substance, and continuity of all things. We tread on forces. Withdraw them, and creation must collapse. Human knowledge calls them forces of matter; but divine Science declares that they belong wholly to divine Mind, are inherent in this Mind, and so restores them to their rightful home and classification.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 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.


Section 4


Psalm 96:10

    10 Say among the heathen that the
Lord reigneth: the world also shall
be established that it shall not be
moved: he shall judge the people
righteously.
Psalm 103:19

    19 The Lord hath prepared his
throne in the heavens; and his
kingdom ruleth over all.

***
Jeremiah 31:33,35

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

    35 #Thus saith the Lord, which
giveth the sun for a light by day,
and the ordinances of the moon and of
the stars for a light by night, which
divideth the sea when the waves
thereof roar; The Lord of hosts is
his name:

***
Matthew 5:17-19

    17 #Think not that I am come to
destroy the law, or the prophets: I
am not come to destroy, but to
fulfil.

    18 For verily I say unto you, Till
heaven and earth pass, one jot or one
tittle shall in no wise pass from the
law, till all be fulfilled.

    19 Whosoever therefore shall break
one of these least commandments, and
shall teach men so, he shall be
called the least in the kingdom of
heaven: but whosoever shall do and
teach them, the same shall be called
great in the kingdom of heaven.

***
James 2:8

    8 If ye fulfil the royal law
according to the scripture, Thou
shalt love thy neighbour as thyself,
ye do well:

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 73:10-11


    (One government)
    God controls man, and God is the only Spirit.

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.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 151:26-5


    (Man governed by Mind)
    All that really exists is the divine Mind and its idea, and in this Mind the entire being is found harmonious and eternal. The straight and narrow way is to see and acknowledge this fact, yield to this power, and follow the leadings of truth.
    (Mortal mind dethroned)
    That mortal mind claims to govern every organ of the mortal body, we have overwhelming proof. But this so-called mind is a myth, and must by its own consent yield to Truth. It would wield the sceptre of a monarch, but it is powerless. The immortal divine Mind takes away all its supposed sovereignty, and saves mortal mind from itself.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 418:20-22


    (Truthful arguments)
    Truth is affirmative, and confers harmony. All metaphysical logic is inspired by this simple rule of Truth, which governs all reality.

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


    (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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 470:32

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


    (Indestructible relationship)
    The relations of God and man, divine Principle and idea, are indestructible in Science; and Science knows no lapse from nor return to harmony, but holds the divine order or spiritual law, in which God and all that He creates are perfect and eternal, to have remained unchanged in its eternal history.


Section 5


Genesis 1:2,3

    2 And the earth was without form,
and void; and darkness was upon the
face of the deep. And the Spirit of
God moved upon the face of the
waters.

    3 And God said, Let there be light:
and there was light.

***
John 16:13-15

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

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

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

***
Ephesians 2:10,13,18

    10 For we are his workmanship,
created in Christ Jesus unto good
works, which God hath before ordained
that we should walk in them.

    13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who
sometimes were far off are made nigh
by the blood of Christ.

    18 For through him we both have
access by one Spirit unto the Father.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 46:5


    (Spiritual interpretation)
    In the walk to Emmaus, Jesus was known to his friends by the words, which made their hearts burn within them, and by the breaking of bread. The divine Spirit, which identified Jesus thus centuries ago, has spoken through the inspired Word and will speak through it in every age and clime. It is revealed to the receptive heart, and is again seen casting out evil and healing the sick.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 572:19-25


    (Man's present possibilities)
    In Revelation xxi. 1 we read: -



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



    The Revelator had not yet passed the transitional stage in human experience called death, but he already saw a new heaven and a new earth.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 573:3-17,28
The Revelator was on our plane of existence, while yet beholding
hat the eye cannot see, - that which is invisible to the
ninspired thought. This testimony of Holy Writ sustains the fact
n Science, that the heavens and earth to one human consciousness,
hat consciousness which God bestows, are spiritual, while to
another, the unillumined human mind, the vision is material. This
hows unmistakably that what the human mind terms matter and
pirit indicates states and stages of consciousness.

    (Nearness of Deity)
    Accompanying this scientific consciousness was another revelation, even the declaration from heaven, supreme harmony, that God, the divine Principle of harmony, is ever with men, and they are His people. This is indeed a foretaste of absolute Christian Science. Take heart, dear sufferer, for this reality of being will surely appear sometime and in some way. There will be no more pain, and all tears will be wiped away. When you read this, remember Jesus' words, "The kingdom of God is within you." This spiritual consciousness is therefore a present possibility.


Section 6


Psalm 73:11-14,16,17,28

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

    12 Behold, these are the ungodly,
who prosper in the world; they
increase in riches.

    13 Verily I have cleansed my heart
in vain, and washed my hands in
innocency.

    14 For all the day long have I been
plagued, and chastened every morning.


    16 When I thought to know this, it
was too painful for me;

    17 Until I went into the sanctuary
of God; then understood I their end.

    28 But it is good for me to draw
near to God: I have put my trust in
the Lord God, that I may declare all
thy works.

***
John 11:41-44

    41 Then they took away the stone
from the place where the dead was
laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes,
and said, Father, I thank thee that
thou hast heard me.

    42 And I knew that thou hearest me
always: but because of the people
which stand by I said it, that they
may believe that thou hast sent me.

    43 And when he thus had spoken, he
cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come
forth.

    44 And he that was dead came forth,
bound hand and foot with
graveclothes: and his face was bound
about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto
them, Loose him, and let him go.

***
Jeremiah 9:24

    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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 505:21-28


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

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 371:14(begin The)


    (Ghost-stories inducing fear) The adult, in bondage to his beliefs, no more comprehends his real being than does the child; and the adult must be taken out of his darkness, before he can get rid of the illusive sufferings which throng the gloaming. The way in divine Science is the only way out of this condition.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 205:32


    (Redemption from selfishness)
    When we fully understand our relation to the Divine, we can have no other Mind but His, - no other Love, wisdom, or Truth, no other sense of Life, and no consciousness of the existence of matter or error.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 510:2


    (Spiritual ideas apprehended) How much more should we seek to apprehend the spiritual ideas of God, than to dwell on the objects of sense! To discern the rhythm of Spirit and to be holy, thought must be purely spiritual.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 509:17,24

    (Rarefaction of thought)
    The light of spiritual understanding gives gleams of the infinite only, even as nebulae indicate the immensity of space.
    (Divine nature appearing)
    The periods of spiritual ascension are the days and seasons of Mind's creation, in which beauty, sublimity, purity, and holiness - yea, the divine nature - appear in man and the universe never to disappear.

Subheadings in this lesson

13 1 - -5- Allness of Spirit
13 1 - -6- The universal cause
13 1 - Scientific evidence
13 1 - The divine completeness
13 1 - Celestial evidence
13 2 - Human reflection
13 2 - Jesus as mediator
13 2 - The cup of Jesus
13 2 - Old and new man
13 2 - Human frailty
13 2 - Scientific purgation
13 3 - -27- True idea of man
13 3 - Right interpretation
13 3 - All force mental
13 3 - Thought-forms
13 4 - One government
13 4 - One primal cause
13 4 - Man governed by Mind
13 4 - Mortal mind dethroned
13 4 - Truthful arguments
13 4 - Allness of Truth
13 4 - Indestructible relationship
13 5 - Spiritual interpretation
13 5 - Man's present possibilities
13 5 - Nearness of Deity
13 6 - Understanding imparted
13 6 - Original reflected
13 6 - Ghost-stories inducing fear
13 6 - Redemption from selfishness
13 6 - Spiritual ideas apprehended
13 6 - Rarefaction of thought
13 6 - Divine nature appearing


September 27,1903

Subject: 14

UNREALITY.

oo2o



-- Golden Text --

Isaiah 2:22

    22 Cease ye from man, whose breath
is in his nostrils: for wherein is he
to be accounted of?


Responsive Reading


Isaiah 64:1-8

    1 Oh that thou wouldest rend the
heavens, that thou wouldest come
down, that the mountains might flow
down at thy presence,

    2 As when the melting fire burneth,
the fire causeth the waters to boil,
to make thy name known to thine
adversaries, that the nations may
tremble at thy presence!

    3 When thou didst terrible things
which we looked not for, thou camest
down, the mountains flowed down at
thy presence.

    4 For since the beginning of the
world men have not heard, nor
perceived by the ear, neither hath
the eye seen, O God, beside thee,
what he hath prepared for him that
waiteth for him.

    5 Thou meetest him that rejoiceth
and worketh righteousness, those that
remember thee in thy ways: behold,
thou art wroth; for we have sinned:
in those is continuance, and we shall
be saved.

    6 But we are all as an unclean
thing, and all our righteousnesses
are as filthy rags; and we all do
fade as a leaf; and our iniquities,
like the wind, have taken us away.

    7 And there is none that calleth
upon thy name, that stirreth up
himself to take hold of thee: for
thou hast hid thy face from us, and
hast consumed us, because of our
iniquities.

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


Section 1


Genesis 2:7

    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.

***
Isaiah 2:5,22

    5 O house of Jacob, come ye, and
let us walk in the light of the Lord.


    22 Cease ye from man, whose breath
is in his nostrils: for wherein is he
to be accounted of?

***
Jeremiah 10:14,15

    14 Every man is brutish in his
knowledge: every founder is
confounded by the graven image: for
his molten image is falsehood, and
there is no breath in them.

    15 They are vanity, and the work of
errors: in the time of their
visitation they shall perish.

***
John 6:41,43-45

    41 The Jews then murmured at him,
because he said, I am the bread which
came down from heaven.

    43 Jesus therefore answered and
said unto them, Murmur not among
yourselves.

    44 No man can come to me, except
the Father which hath sent me draw
him: and I will raise him up at the
last day.

    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.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 353:1


    (The real and the unreal)
    The Christianly scientific real is the sensuous unreal. Sin, disease, whatever seems real to material sense, is unreal in divine Science. The physical senses and Science have ever been antagonistic, and they will so continue, till the testimony of the physical senses yields entirely to Christian Science.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 303:16


    (Mental propagation)
    Divine Science lays the axe at the root of the illusion that life, or mind, is formed by or is in the material body, and Science will eventually destroy this illusion through the self-destruction of all error and the beatified understanding of the Science of Life.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 554:12-28


    (Our conscious development)
    The mortal is unconscious of his foetal and infantile existence; but as he grows up into another false claim, that of self-conscious matter, he learns to say, "I am somebody; but who made me?" Error replies, "God made you." The first effort of error has been and is to impute to God the creation of whatever is sinful and mortal; but infinite Mind sets at naught such a mistaken belief.
    (Mendacity of error)
    Jesus defined this opposite of God and His creation better than we can, when he said, "He is a liar, and the father of it." Jesus also said, "Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil?" This he said of Judas, one of Adam's race. Jesus never intimated that God made a devil, but he did say, "Ye are of your father, the devil." All these sayings were to show that mind in matter is the author of itself, and is simply a falsity and illusion.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 403:14-20


    (Error's power imaginary)
    You command the situation if you understand that mortal existence is a state of self-deception and not the truth of being. Mortal mind is constantly producing on mortal body the results of false opinions; and it will continue to do so, until mortal error is deprived of its imaginary powers by Truth, which sweeps away the gossamer web of mortal illusion.


Section 2


Genesis 3:9,10

    9 And the Lord God called unto
Adam, and said unto him, Where art
thou?

    10 And he said, I heard thy voice
in the garden, and I was afraid,
because I was naked; and I hid
myself.

***
Joshua 1:9

    9 Have not I commanded thee? Be
strong and of a good courage; be not
afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for
the Lord thy God is with thee
whithersoever thou goest.

***
Psalm 27:1-3,14

    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?

    2 When the wicked, even mine
enemies and my foes, came upon me to
eat up my flesh, they stumbled and
fell.

    3 Though an host should encamp
against me, my heart shall not fear:
though war should rise against me, in
this will I be confident.

    14 Wait on the Lord: be of good
courage, and he shall strengthen
thine heart: wait, I say, on the
Lord.

***
I John 4:18

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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 532:26-28


    (Shame the effect of sin)
    Fear was the first manifestation of the error of material sense. Thus error began and will end the dream of matter.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 376:30


    (Remedy for fever)
    To fear and admit the power of disease, is to paralyze mental and scientific demonstration.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 377:6

    (Climate harmless)
    Invalids flee to tropical climates in order to save their lives, but they come back no better than when they went away. Then is the time to cure them through Christian Science, and prove that they can be healthy in all climates, when their fear of climate is exterminated.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 410:17,29

    (Love casteth out fear)
    The Apostle John says: "There is no fear in Love, but perfect Love casteth out fear. . . . He that feareth is not made perfect in Love." Here is a definite and inspired proclamation of Christian Science.
    (Be not afraid)
    Christian scientific practice begins with Christ's keynote of harmony, "Be not afraid!" Said Job: "The thing which I greatly feared is come upon me."

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 411:27-1

    (Unspoken pleading)
    Always begin your treatment by allaying the fear of patients. Silently reassure them as to their exemption from disease and danger. Watch the result of this simple rule of Christian Science, and you will find that it alleviates the symptoms of every disease. If you succeed in wholly removing the fear, your patient is healed.


Section 3


Isaiah 57:18,19

    18 I have seen his ways, and will
heal him: I will lead him also, and
restore comforts unto him and to his
mourners.

    19 I create the fruit of the lips;
Peace, peace to him that is far off,
and to him that is near, saith the
Lord; and I will heal him.

***
Matthew 12:10,13

    10 #And, behold, there was a man
which had his hand withered. And they
asked him, saying, Is it lawful to
heal on the sabbath days? that they
might accuse him.

    13 Then saith he to the man,
Stretch forth thine hand. And he
stretched it forth; and it was
restored whole, like as the other.

***
Acts 3:1-3,6,8

    1 Now Peter and John went up
together into the temple at the hour
of prayer, being the ninth hour.

    2 And a certain man lame from his
mother's womb was carried, whom they
laid daily at the gate of the temple
which is called Beautiful, to ask
alms of them that entered into the
temple;

    3 Who seeing Peter and John about
to go into the temple asked an alms.

    6 Then Peter said, Silver and gold
have I none; but such as I have give I
thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of
Nazareth rise up and walk.

    8 And he leaping up stood, and
walked, and entered with them into
the temple, walking, and leaping, and
praising God.

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.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 120:7-19


    (Reversal of testimony)
    Science reverses the false testimony of the physical senses, and by this reversal mortals arrive at the fundamental facts of being. Then the question inevitably arises: Is a man sick if the material senses indicate that he is in good health? No! for matter can make no conditions for man. And is he well if the senses say he is sick? Yes, he is well in Science in which health is normal and disease is abnormal.
    (Health and the senses)
    Health is not a condition of matter, but of Mind; nor can the material senses bear reliable testimony on the subject of health. The Science of Mind-healing shows it to be impossible for aught but Mind to testify truly or to exhibit the real status of man.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 210:25


    (Matter mindless)
    What is termed matter, being unintelligent, cannot say, "I suffer, I die, I am sick, or I am well." It is the so-called mortal mind which voices this and appears to itself to make good its claim. To mortal sense, sin and suffering are real, but immortal sense includes no evil nor pestilence. Because immortal sense has no error of sense, it has no sense of error; therefore it is without a destructive element.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 355:9


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


Section 4


Isaiah 40:28-31

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

    29 He giveth power to the faint;
and to them that have no might he
increaseth strength.

    30 Even the youths shall faint and
be weary, and the young men shall
utterly fall:

    31 But they that wait upon the Lord
shall renew their strength; they
shall mount up with wings as eagles;
they shall run, and not be weary; and
they shall walk, and not faint.

***
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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 217:24-8


    (Fatigue is mental)
    The scientific and permanent remedy for fatigue is to learn the power of Mind over the body or any illusion of physical weariness, and so destroy this illusion, for matter cannot be weary and heavy-laden.
    You say, "Toil fatigues me." But what is this me? Is it muscle or mind? Which is tired and so speaks? Without mind, could the muscles be tired? Do the muscles talk, or do you talk for them? Matter is nonintelligent. Mortal mind does the false talking, and that which affirms weariness, made that weariness.
    (Mind never weary)
    You do not say a wheel is fatigued; and yet the body is as material as the wheel. If it were not for what the human mind says of the body, the body, like the inanimate wheel, would never be weary. The consciousness of Truth rests us more than hours of repose in unconsciousness.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 387:5


    (Mind heals brain-disease)
    When we reach our limits of mental endurance, we conclude that intellectual labor has been carried sufficiently far; but when we realize that immortal Mind is ever active, and that spiritual energies can neither wear out nor can so-called material law trespass upon God-given powers and resources, we are able to rest in Truth, refreshed by the assurances of immortality, opposed to mortality.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 218:27-2


    (Sickness akin to sin)
    The Scriptures say, "They that wait upon the Lord . . shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint." The meaning of that passage is not perverted by applying it literally to moments of fatigue, for the moral and physical are as one in their results. 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.


Section 5


Jeremiah 31:29

    29 In those days they shall say no
more, The fathers have eaten a sour
grape, and the children's teeth are
set on edge.

***
Hebrews 7:1-3,15,16

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

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

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

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

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

***
Revelation 22:14

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

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 178:8


    (Poison defined mentally)
    Heredity is not a law. The remote cause or belief of disease is not dangerous because of its priority and the connection of past mortal thoughts with present. The predisposing cause and the exciting cause are mental.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 412:31-2


    (The cure of infants)
    The Scientist knows that there can be no hereditary disease, since matter is not intelligent and cannot transmit good or evil intelligence to man, and God, the only Mind, does not produce pain in matter.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 228:3-13


    (No fleshly heredity)
    The transmission of disease or of certain idiosyncrasies of mortal mind would be impossible if this great fact of being were learned, - namely, that nothing inharmonious can enter being, for Life is God. Heredity is a prolific subject for mortal belief to pin theories upon; but if we learn that nothing is real but the right, we shall have no dangerous inheritances, and fleshly ills will disappear.
    (God-given dominion)
    The enslavement of man is not legitimate. It will cease when man enters into his heritage of freedom, his God-given dominion over the material senses.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 211:19

    (Matter sensationless)
    It should no longer be said in Israel that "the fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children's teeth are set on edge." Sympathy with error should disappear. The transfer of the thoughts of one erring mind to another, Science renders impossible.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 414:26


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


Section 6


Psalm 90:1,4

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

    4 For a thousand years in thy sight
are but as yesterday when it is past,
and as a watch in the night.

***
Genesis 5:24

    24 And Enoch walked with God: and
he was not; for God took him.

***
Hebrews 11:5

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

***
Colossians 1:3,10,12,13

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

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

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

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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 214:5


    (Music, rhythm of head and heart)
    If Enoch's perception had been confined to the evidence before his material senses, he could never have "walked with God," nor been guided into the demonstration of life eternal.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 245:1-31

    (Man not evolved)
    The error of thinking that we are growing old, and the benefits of destroying that illusion, are illustrated in a sketch from the history of an English woman, published in the London medical magazine called The Lancet.
    (Perpetual youth)
    Disappointed in love in her early years, she became insane and lost all account of time. Believing that she was still living in the same hour which parted her from her lover, taking no note of years, she stood daily before the window watching for her lover's coming. In this mental state she remained young. Having no consciousness of time, she literally grew no older. Some American travellers saw her when she was seventy-four, and supposed her to be a young woman. She had no care-lined face, no wrinkles nor gray hair, but youth sat gently on cheek and brow. Asked to guess her age, those unacquainted with her history conjectured that she must be under twenty.
    This instance of youth preserved furnishes a useful hint, upon which a Franklin might work with more certainty than when he coaxed the enamoured lightning from the clouds. Years had not made her old, because she had taken no cognizance of passing time nor thought of herself as growing old. The bodily results of her belief that she was young manifested the influence of such a belief. She could not age while believing herself young, for the mental state governed the physical.
    Impossibilities never occur. One instance like the foregoing proves it possible to be young at seventy-four; and the primary of that illustration makes it plain that decrepitude is not according to law, nor is it a necessity of nature, but an illusion.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 246:20-28

    (Undesirable records)
    Except for the error of measuring and limiting all that is good and beautiful, man would enjoy more than threescore years and ten and still maintain his vigor, freshness, and promise. 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.

Subheadings in this lesson

14 1 - The real and the unreal
14 1 - Mental propagation
14 1 - Our conscious development
14 1 - Mendacity of error
14 1 - Error's power imaginary
14 2 - Shame the effect of sin
14 2 - Remedy for fever
14 2 - Climate harmless
14 2 - Love casteth out fear
14 2 - Be not afraid
14 2 - Unspoken pleading
14 3 - Real Life is God
14 3 - Reversal of testimony
14 3 - Health and the senses
14 3 - Matter mindless
14 3 - Practical arguments
14 4 - Fatigue is mental
14 4 - Mind never weary
14 4 - Mind heals brain-disease
14 4 - Sickness akin to sin
14 5 - Poison defined mentally
14 5 - The cure of infants
14 5 - No fleshly heredity
14 5 - God-given dominion
14 5 - Matter sensationless
14 5 - Cure of insanity
14 6 - Music, rhythm of head and heart
14 6 - Man not evolved
14 6 - Perpetual youth
14 6 - Undesirable records
14 6 - True life eternal


October 4,1903

Subject: 15

ARE SIN, DISEASE, AND DEATH REAL?

o2oo



-- Golden Text --

Isaiah 35:10

    10 And the ransomed of the Lord
shall return, and come to Zion with
songs and everlasting joy upon their
heads: they shall obtain joy and
gladness, and sorrow and sighing
shall flee away.


Responsive Reading


Matthew 9:2-7,10-13,18,19,23-25

    2 And, behold, they brought to him
a man sick of the palsy, lying on a
bed: and Jesus seeing their faith
said unto the sick of the palsy; Son,
be of good cheer; thy sins be
forgiven thee.

    3 And, behold, certain of the
scribes said within themselves, This
man blasphemeth.

    4 And Jesus knowing their thoughts
said, Wherefore think ye evil in your
hearts?

    5 For whether is easier, to say,
Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say,
Arise, and walk?

    6 But that ye may know that the Son
of man hath power on earth to forgive
sins, (then saith he to the sick of
the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed,
and go unto thine house.

    7 And he arose, and departed to his
house.

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

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

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

    13 But go ye and learn what that
meaneth, I will have mercy, and not
sacrifice: for I am not come to call
the righteous, but sinners to
repentance.

    18 #While he spake these things
unto them, behold, there came a
certain ruler, and worshipped him,
saying, My daughter is even now dead:
but come and lay thy hand upon her,
and she shall live.

    19 And Jesus arose, and followed
him, and so did his disciples.

    23 And when Jesus came into the
ruler's house, and saw the minstrels
and the people making a noise,

    24 He said unto them, Give place:
for the maid is not dead, but
sleepeth. And they laughed him to
scorn.

    25 But when the people were put
forth, he went in, and took her by
the hand, and the maid arose.


Section 1


Judges 10:10,11,14

    10 #And the children of Israel
cried unto the Lord, saying, We have
sinned against thee, both because we
have forsaken our God, and also
served Baalim.

    11 And the Lord said unto the
children of Israel, Did not I deliver
you from the Egyptians, and from the
Amorites, from the children of Ammon,
and from the Philistines?

    14 Go and cry unto the gods which
ye have chosen; let them deliver you
in the time of your tribulation.

***
Jeremiah 5:21,24,25

    21 Hear now this, O foolish people,
and without understanding; which have
eyes, and see not; which have ears,
and hear not:

    24 Neither say they in their heart,
Let us now fear the Lord our God,
that giveth rain, both the former and
the latter, in his season: he
reserveth unto us the appointed weeks
of the harvest.

    25 #Your iniquities have turned
away these things, and your sins have
withholden good things from you.

***
Romans 6:16

    16 Know ye not, that to whom ye
yield yourselves servants to obey,
his servants ye are to whom ye obey;
whether of sin unto death, or of
obedience unto righteousness?

***
James 4:17

    17 Therefore to him that knoweth to
do good, and doeth it not, to him it
is sin.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 311:9


    (Sin only of the flesh)
    All sin is of the flesh. It cannot be spiritual. Sin exists here or hereafter only so long as the illusion of mind in matter remains. It is a sense of sin, and not a sinful soul, which is lost. Evil is destroyed by the sense of good.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 234:25


    (Cleansing the mind)
    Sin and disease must be thought before they can be manifested. You must control evil thoughts in the first instance, or they will control you in the second. Jesus declared that to look with desire on forbidden objects was to break a moral precept. He laid great stress on the action of the human mind, unseen to the senses.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 294:28


    (Mythical pleasure)
    The inebriate believes that there is pleasure in intoxication. The thief believes that he gains something by stealing, and the hypocrite that he is hiding himself. The Science of Mind corrects such mistakes, for Truth demonstrates the falsity of error.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 327:8

    (Image of the beast)
    What a pitiful sight is malice, finding pleasure in revenge! Evil is sometimes a man's highest conception of right, until his grasp on good grows stronger. Then he loses pleasure in wickedness, and it becomes his torment. The way to escape the misery of sin is to cease sinning. There is no other way. Sin is the image of the beast to be effaced by the sweat of agony. It is a moral madness which rushes forth to clamor with midnight and tempest.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 339:28-32

  (- MORTAL MIND - Death)

    (-32- Basis of health and immortality)
    To get rid of sin through Science, is to divest sin of any supposed mind or reality, and never to admit that sin can have intelligence or power, pain or pleasure. You conquer error by denying its verity.


Section 2


Ezekiel 20:19,37,38

    19 I am the Lord your God; walk in
my statutes, and keep my judgments,
and do them;

    37 And I will cause you to pass
under the rod, and I will bring you
into the bond of the covenant:

    38 And I will purge out from among
you the rebels, and them that
transgress against me: I will bring
them forth out of the country where
they sojourn, and they shall not
enter into the land of Israel: and ye
shall know that I am the Lord.

***
Hebrews 8:10-12

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

    11 And they shall not teach every
man his neighbour, and every man his
brother, saying, Know the Lord: for
all shall know me, from the least to
the greatest.

    12 For I will be merciful to their
unrighteousness, and their sins and
their iniquities will I remember no
more.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 525:17


    (No baneful creation)
    In the Gospel of John, it is declared that all things were made through the Word of God, "and without Him [the logos, or word] was not anything made that was made." Everything good or worthy, God made. Whatever is valueless or baneful, He did not make, - hence its unreality. In the Science of Genesis we read that He saw everything which He had made, "and, behold, it was very good." The corporeal senses declare otherwise; and if we give the same heed to the history of error as to the records of truth, the Scriptural record of sin and death favors the false conclusion of the material senses. Sin, sickness, and death must be deemed as devoid of reality as they are of good, God.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 231:12-29


    (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.
    (Superiority to sickness and sin)
    To hold yourself superior to sin, because God made you superior to it and governs man, is true wisdom. To fear sin is to misunderstand the power of Love and the divine Science of being in man's relation to God, - to doubt His government and distrust His omnipotent care. To hold yourself superior to sickness and death is equally wise, and is in accordance with divine Science. To fear them is impossible, when you fully apprehend God and know that they are no part of His creation.


Section 3


Psalm 41:4,5,8

    4 I said, Lord, be merciful unto
me: heal my soul; for I have sinned
against thee.

    5 Mine enemies speak evil of me,
When shall he die, and his name
perish?

    8 An evil disease, say they,
cleaveth fast unto him: and now that
he lieth he shall rise up no more.

***
Mark 1:23-25,34

    23 And there was in their synagogue
a man with an unclean spirit; and he
cried out,

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

    25 And Jesus rebuked him, saying,
Hold thy peace, and come out of him.

    34 And he healed many that were
sick of divers diseases, and cast out
many devils; and suffered not the
devils to speak, because they knew
him.

***
Luke 13:11-13

    11 #And, behold, there was a woman
which had a spirit of infirmity
eighteen years, and was bowed
together, and could in no wise lift
up herself.

    12 And when Jesus saw her, he
called her to him, and said unto her,
Woman, thou art loosed from thine
infirmity.

    13 And he laid his hands on her:
and immediately she was made
straight, and glorified God.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 373:14-15,21


    (Love frees from fear)
    The fear of disease and the love of sin are the sources of man's enslavement.
    Disease is expressed not so much by the lips as in the functions of the body. Establish the scientific sense of health, and you relieve the oppressed organ. The inflammation, decomposition, or deposit will abate, and the disabled organ will resume its healthy functions.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 411:20

    (Fear as the foundation)
    The procuring cause and foundation of all sickness is fear, ignorance, or sin. Disease is always induced by a false sense mentally entertained, not destroyed. Disease is an image of thought externalized. The mental state is called a material state. Whatever is cherished in mortal mind as the physical condition is imaged forth on the body.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 168:24


    (Disease foreseen)
    I have discerned disease in the human mind, and recognized the patient's fear of it, months before the so-called disease made its appearance in the body. Disease being a belief, a latent illusion of mortal mind, the sensation would not appear if the error of belief was met and destroyed by truth.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 169:18

    (Mind the only healer)
    Science not only reveals the origin of all disease as mental, but it also declares that all disease is cured by divine Mind. There can be no healing except by this Mind, however much we trust a drug or any other means towards which human faith or endeavor is directed. It is mortal mind, not matter, which brings to the sick whatever good they may seem to receive from materiality. But the sick are never really healed except by means of the divine power. Only the action of Truth, Life, and Love can give harmony.


Section 4


II Kings 20:1-5

    1 In those days was Hezekiah sick
unto death. And the prophet Isaiah
the son of Amoz came to him, and said
unto him, Thus saith the Lord, Set
thine house in order; for thou shalt
die, and not live.

    2 Then he turned his face to the
wall, and prayed unto the Lord,
saying,

    3 I beseech thee, O Lord, remember
now how I have walked before thee in
truth and with a perfect heart, and
have done that which is good in thy
sight. And Hezekiah wept sore.

    4 And it came to pass, afore Isaiah
was gone out into the middle court,
that the word of the Lord came to
him, saying,

    5 Turn again, and tell Hezekiah the
captain of my people, Thus saith the
Lord, the God of David thy father, I
have heard thy prayer, I have seen
thy tears: behold, I will heal thee:
on the third day thou shalt go up
unto the house of the Lord.

***
Psalm 103:2,3

    2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, and
forget not all his benefits:

    3 Who forgiveth all thine
iniquities; who healeth all thy
diseases;
Psalm 145:18

    18 The Lord is nigh unto all them
that call upon him, to all that call
upon him in truth.
Psalm 147:3

    3 He healeth the broken in heart,
and bindeth up their wounds.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 224:28


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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 208:5

    (Seemingly independent authority)
    The Scriptures say, "In Him we live, and move, and have our being." What then is this seeming power, independent of God, which causes disease and cures it? What is it but an error of belief, - a law of mortal mind, wrong in every sense, embracing sin, sickness, and death? It is the very antipode of immortal Mind, of Truth, and of spiritual law. It is not in accordance with the goodness of God's character that He should make man sick, then leave man to heal himself; it is absurd to suppose that matter can both cause and cure disease, or that Spirit, God, produces disease and leaves the remedy to matter.

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 - 243:30

    (Deformity and perfection)
    Sickness, sin, and death are not the fruits of Life. They are inharmonies which Truth destroys. Perfection does not animate imperfection. Inasmuch as God is good and the fount of all being, He does not produce moral or physical deformity; therefore such deformity is not real, but is illusion, the mirage of error. Divine Science reveals these grand facts. On their basis Jesus demonstrated Life, never fearing nor obeying error in any form.


Section 5


Job 14:7,10,14

    7 For there is hope of a tree, if
it be cut down, that it will sprout
again, and that the tender branch
thereof will not cease.

    10 But man dieth, and wasteth away:
yea, man giveth up the ghost, and
where is he?

    14 If a man die, shall he live
again? all the days of my appointed
time will I wait, till my change
come.

***
Micah 7:7-9

    7 Therefore I will look unto the
Lord; I will wait for the God of my
salvation: my God will hear me.

    8 #Rejoice not against me, O mine
enemy: when I fall, I shall arise;
when I sit in darkness, the Lord
shall be a light unto me.

    9 I will bear the indignation of
the Lord, because I have sinned
against him, until he plead my cause,
and execute judgment for me: he will
bring me forth to the light, and I
shall behold his righteousness.

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


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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 203:24


    (Suicide and sin)
    Death is not a stepping-stone to Life, immortality, and bliss. The so-called sinner is a suicide. Sin kills the sinner and will continue to kill him so long as he sins. 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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 426:16,28


    (Our footsteps heavenward)
    When it is learned that disease cannot destroy life, and that mortals are not saved from sin or sickness by death, this understanding will quicken into newness of life. It will master either a desire to die or a dread of the grave, and thus destroy the great fear that besets mortal existence.
    (Christian standard)
    Sin brought death, and death will disappear with the disappearance of sin. Man is immortal, and the body cannot die, because matter has no life to surrender. The human concepts named matter, death, disease, sickness, and sin are all that can be destroyed.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 427:7

    (Life not contingent on matter)
    If man believes in death now, he must disbelieve in it when learning that there is no reality in death, since the truth of being is deathless. The belief that existence is contingent on matter must be met and mastered by Science, before Life can be understood and harmony obtained.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 289:14


    (Death but an illusion)
    The fact that the Christ, or Truth, overcame and still overcomes death proves the "king of terrors" to be but a mortal belief, or error, which Truth destroys with the spiritual evidences of Life; and this shows that what appears to the senses to be death is but a mortal illusion, for to the real man and the real universe there is no death-process.


Section 6


Isaiah 30:18,19

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

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

***
Ezekiel 37:13,14

    13 And ye shall know that I am the
Lord, when I have opened your graves,
O my people, and brought you up out
of your graves,

    14 And shall put my spirit in you,
and ye shall live, and I shall place
you in your own land: then shall ye
know that I the Lord have spoken it,
and performed it, saith the Lord.

***
Joel 3:17

    17 So shall ye know that I am the
Lord your God dwelling in Zion, my
holy mountain: then shall Jerusalem
be holy, and there shall no strangers
pass through her any more.

***
Revelation 21:1-4

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

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

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

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 275:26


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 276:17

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

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 356:5


    (Weakness of material theories)
    Sin, sickness, and death do not prove man's entity or immortality. Discord can never establish the facts of harmony. Matter is not the vestibule of Spirit.

598:23-30 Chapter 17: Glossary
(YEAR)

    One moment of divine consciousness, or the spiritual understanding of Life and Love, is a foretaste of eternity. This exalted view, obtained and retained when the Science of being is understood, would bridge over with life discerned spiritually the interval of death, and man would be in the full consciousness of his immortality and eternal harmony, where sin, sickness, and death are unknown.

Subheadings in this lesson

15 1 - Sin only of the flesh
15 1 - Cleansing the mind
15 1 - Mythical pleasure
15 1 - Image of the beast
15 1 - -32- Basis of health and immortality
15 2 - No baneful creation
15 2 - Destruction of all evil
15 2 - Superiority to sickness and sin
15 3 - Love frees from fear
15 3 - Fear as the foundation
15 3 - Disease foreseen
15 3 - Mind the only healer
15 4 - Mental emancipation
15 4 - Seemingly independent authority
15 4 - Sickness from mortal mind
15 4 - Deformity and perfection
15 5 - A belief suicidal
15 5 - Suicide and sin
15 5 - Our footsteps heavenward
15 5 - Christian standard
15 5 - Life not contingent on matter
15 5 - Death but an illusion
15 6 - The divine completeness
15 6 - Perfection requisite
15 6 - Weakness of material theories


October 11,1903

Subject: 16

DOCTRINE OF ATONEMENT.

2ooo



-- Golden Text --

Ephesians 2:4,5

    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;)


Responsive Reading


Titus 2:1-3,6-14

    1 But speak thou the things which
become sound doctrine:

    2 That the aged men be sober,
grave, temperate, sound in faith, in
charity, in patience.

    3 The aged women likewise, that
they be in behaviour as becometh
holiness, not false accusers, not
given to much wine, teachers of good
things;

    6 Young men likewise exhort to be
sober minded.

    7 In all things shewing thyself a
pattern of good works: in doctrine
shewing uncorruptness, gravity,
sincerity,

    8 Sound speech, that cannot be
condemned; that he that is of the
contrary part may be ashamed, having
no evil thing to say of you.

    9 Exhort servants to be obedient
unto their own masters, and to please
them well in all things; not
answering again;

    10 Not purloining, but shewing all
good fidelity; that they may adorn the
doctrine of God our Saviour in all
things.

    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.


Section 1


Exodus 4:29-31

    29 #And Moses and Aaron went and
gathered together all the elders of
the children of Israel:

    30 And Aaron spake all the words
which the Lord had spoken unto Moses,
and did the signs in the sight of the
people.

    31 And the people believed: and
when they heard that the Lord had
visited the children of Israel, and
that he had looked upon their
affliction, then they bowed their
heads and worshipped.
Exodus 5:1-3

    1 And afterward Moses and Aaron
went in, and told Pharaoh, Thus saith
the Lord God of Israel, Let my people
go, that they may hold a feast unto
me in the wilderness.

    2 And Pharaoh said, Who is the
Lord, that I should obey his voice to
let Israel go? I know not the Lord,
neither will I let Israel go.

    3 And they said, The God of the
Hebrews hath met with us: let us go,
we pray thee, three days' journey
into the desert, and sacrifice unto
the Lord our God; lest he fall upon
us with pestilence, or with the
sword.
Exodus 8:25-27

    25 #And Pharaoh called for Moses
and for Aaron, and said, Go ye,
sacrifice to your God in the land.

    26 And Moses said, It is not meet
so to do; for we shall sacrifice the
abomination of the Egyptians to the
Lord our God: lo, shall we sacrifice
the abomination of the Egyptians
before their eyes, and will they not
stone us?

    27 We will go three days' journey
into the wilderness, and sacrifice to
the Lord our God, as he shall command
us.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 23:1-5


    (Justice and substitution)
    Wisdom and Love may require many sacrifices of self to save us from sin. One sacrifice, however great, is insufficient to pay the debt of sin. The atonement requires constant self-immolation on the sinner's part.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 11:21-27


    (Desire for holiness)
    Petitions bring to mortals only the results of mortals' own faith. We know that a desire for holiness is requisite in order to gain holiness; but if we desire holiness above all else, we shall sacrifice everything for it. We must be willing to do this, that we may walk securely in the only practical road to holiness.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 15:26-4

    (Trustworthy beneficence)
    Self-forgetfulness, purity, and affection are constant prayers. Practice not profession, understanding not belief, gain the ear and right hand of omnipotence and they assuredly call down infinite blessings. Trustworthiness is the foundation of enlightened faith. Without a fitness for holiness, we cannot receive holiness.
    (Loftiest adoration)
    A great sacrifice of material things must precede this advanced spiritual understanding. The highest prayer is not one of faith merely; it is demonstration.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 226:25-7


    (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.
    (Higher law ends bondage)
    I saw that the law of mortal belief included all error, and that, even as oppressive laws are disputed and mortals are taught their right to freedom, so the claims of the enslaving senses must be denied and superseded.


Section 2


Leviticus 26:13-15,23,24

    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.

    14 #But if ye will not hearken unto
me, and will not do all these
commandments;

    15 And if ye shall despise my
statutes, or if your soul abhor my
judgments, so that ye will not do all
my commandments, but that ye break my
covenant:

    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.

***
Amos 5:4

    4 #For thus saith the Lord unto the
house of Israel, Seek ye me, and ye
shall live:

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


    (Sorrow and reformation)
    Sorrow for wrong-doing is but one step towards reform and the very easiest step. The next and great step required by wisdom is the test of our sincerity, - namely, reformation.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 327:1


    (Conversion of Saul)
    Reform comes by understanding that there is no abiding pleasure in evil, and also by gaining an affection for good according to Science, which reveals the immortal fact that neither pleasure nor pain, appetite nor passion, can exist in or of matter, while divine Mind can and does destroy the false beliefs of pleasure, pain, or fear and all the sinful appetites of the human mind.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 21:1-14


    (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.
    If the disciple is advancing spiritually, he is striving to enter in. He constantly turns away from material sense, and looks towards the imperishable things of Spirit. If honest, he will be in earnest from the start, and gain a little each day in the right direction, till at last he finishes his course with joy.

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 3


Leviticus 14:1,2,19,20

    1 And the Lord spake unto Moses,
saying,

    2 This shall be the law of the
leper in the day of his cleansing: He
shall be brought unto the priest:

    19 And the priest shall offer the
sin offering, and make an atonement
for him that is to be cleansed from
his uncleanness; and afterward he
shall kill the burnt offering:

    20 And the priest shall offer the
burnt offering and the meat offering
upon the altar: and the priest shall
make an atonement for him, and he
shall be clean.

***
Luke 5:12-14

    12 #And it came to pass, when he
was in a certain city, behold a man
full of leprosy: who seeing Jesus
fell on his face, and besought him,
saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou
canst make me clean.

    13 And he put forth his hand, and
touched him, saying, I will: be thou
clean. And immediately the leprosy
departed from him.

    14 And he charged him to tell no
man: but go, and shew thyself to the
priest, and offer for thy cleansing,
according as Moses commanded, for a
testimony unto them.

***
Matthew 11:2-6

    2 Now when John had heard in the
prison the works of Christ, he sent
two of his disciples,

    3 And said unto him, Art thou he
that should come, or do we look for
another?

    4 Jesus answered and said unto
them, Go and shew John again those
things which ye do hear and see:

    5 The blind receive their sight,
and the lame walk, the lepers are
cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead
are raised up, and the poor have the
gospel preached to them.

    6 And blessed is he, whosoever
shall not be offended in me.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 131:26-4


    (John the Baptist, and the Messiah)
    The mission of Jesus confirmed prophecy, and explained the so-called miracles of olden time as natural demonstrations of the divine power, demonstrations which were not understood. Jesus' works established his claim to the Messiahship. In reply to John's inquiry, "Art thou he that should come," Jesus returned an affirmative reply, recounting his works instead of referring to his doctrine, confident that this exhibition of the divine power to heal would fully answer the question.

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

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

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 19:17-26


    (Efficacious repentance)
    Every pang of repentance and suffering, every effort for reform, every good thought and deed, will help us to understand Jesus' atonement for sin and aid its efficacy; but if the sinner continues to pray and repent, sin and be sorry, he has little part in the atonement, - in the at-one-ment with God, - for he lacks the practical repentance, which reforms the heart and enables man to do the will of wisdom. Those who cannot demonstrate, at least in part, the divine Principle of the teachings and practice of our Master have no part in God.


Section 4


II Corinthians 5:17-19

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

    18 And all things are of God, who
hath reconciled us to himself by
Jesus Christ, and hath given to us
the ministry of reconciliation;

    19 To wit, that God was in Christ,
reconciling the world unto himself,
not imputing their trespasses unto
them; and hath committed unto us the
word of reconciliation.

***
Romans 5:1,10

    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.

***
Colossians 1:19,20

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

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

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 18:13


    (Human reconciliation)
    The atonement of Christ reconciles man to God, not God to man; for the divine Principle of Christ is God, and how can God propitiate Himself? Christ is Truth, which reaches no higher than itself. The fountain can rise no higher than its source. Christ, Truth, could conciliate no nature above his own, derived from the eternal Love. It was therefore Christ's purpose to reconcile man to God, not God to man. Love and Truth are not at war with God's image and likeness. Man cannot exceed divine Love, and so atone for himself. Even Christ cannot reconcile Truth to error, for Truth and error are irreconcilable. Jesus aided in reconciling man to God by giving man a truer sense of Love, the divine Principle of Jesus' teachings, and this truer sense of Love redeems man from the law of matter, sin, and death by the law of Spirit, - the law of divine Love.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 458:25(begin The)


    (The panoply of wisdom) The Christian Scientist wisely shapes his course, and is honest and consistent in following the leadings of divine Mind. He must prove, through living as well as healing and teaching, that Christ's way is the only one by which mortals are radically saved from sin and sickness.


Section 5


Titus 3:4,5

    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;

***
Matthew 19:24-29

    24 And again I say unto you, It is
easier for a camel to go through the
eye of a needle, than for a rich man
to enter into the kingdom of God.

    25 When his disciples heard it,
they were exceedingly amazed, saying,
Who then can be saved?

    26 But Jesus beheld them, and said
unto them, With men this is
impossible; but with God all things
are possible.

    27 #Then answered Peter and said
unto him, Behold, we have forsaken
all, and followed thee; what shall we
have therefore?

    28 And Jesus said unto them, Verily
I say unto you, That ye which have
followed me, in the regeneration when
the Son of man shall sit in the
throne of his glory, ye also shall
sit upon twelve thrones, judging the
twelve tribes of Israel.

    29 And every one that hath forsaken
houses, or brethren, or sisters, or
father, or mother, or wife, or
children, or lands, for my name's
sake, shall receive an hundredfold,
and shall inherit everlasting life.

***
John 12:37,38

    37 #But though he had done so many
miracles before them, yet they
believed not on him:

    38 That the saying of Esaias the
prophet might be fulfilled, which he
spake, Lord, who hath believed our
report? and to whom hath the arm of
the Lord been revealed?

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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 241:31


    (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.

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


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

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 18:1


    (Divine oneness)
    Atonement is the exemplification of man's unity with God, whereby man reflects divine Truth, Life, and Love. Jesus of Nazareth taught and demonstrated man's oneness with the Father, and for this we owe him endless homage. His mission was both individual and collective. He did life's work aright not only in justice to himself, but in mercy to mortals, - to show them how to do theirs, but not to do it for them nor to relieve them of a single responsibility. Jesus acted boldly, against the accredited evidence of the senses, against Pharisaical creeds and practices, and he refuted all opponents with his healing power.


Section 6


Isaiah 29:18,19,24

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

    19 The meek also shall increase
their joy in the Lord, and the poor
among men shall rejoice in the Holy
One of Israel.

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

***
II John 1:9

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

***
I Timothy 4:6

    6 If thou put the brethren in
remembrance of these things, thou
shalt be a good minister of Jesus
Christ, nourished up in the words of
faith and of good doctrine, whereunto
thou hast attained.

***
I John 2:5

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

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 23:7(begin The)


    (Justice and substitution) The atonement is a hard problem in theology, but its scientific explanation is, that suffering is an error of sinful sense which Truth destroys, and that eventually both sin and suffering will fall at the feet of everlasting Love.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 304:9


    (Man inseparable from Love)
    This is the doctrine of Christian Science: that divine Love cannot be deprived of its manifestation, or object; that joy cannot be turned into sorrow, for sorrow is not the master of joy; that good can never produce evil; that matter can never produce mind nor life result in death. The perfect man - governed by God, his perfect Principle - is sinless and eternal.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 454:9


    (Impotence of hate)
    Human hate has no legitimate mandate and no kingdom. Love is enthroned. That evil or matter has neither intelligence nor power, is the doctrine of absolute Christian Science, and this is the great truth which strips all disguise from error.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 547:1


    (Proof given in healing)
    A simple statement of Christian Science, if demonstrated by healing, contains the proof of all here said of Christian Science. If one of the statements in this book is true, every one must be true, for not one departs from the stated system and rule. You can prove for yourself, dear reader, the Science of healing, and so ascertain if the author has given you the correct interpretation of Scripture.

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

16 1 - Justice and substitution
16 1 - Desire for holiness
16 1 - Trustworthy beneficence
16 1 - Loftiest adoration
16 1 - House of bondage
16 1 - Higher law ends bondage
16 2 - Sorrow and reformation
16 2 - Conversion of Saul
16 2 - Moral victory
16 2 - Marvels and reformations
16 3 - John the Baptist, and the Messiah
16 3 - Faith according to works
16 3 - New era in Jesus
16 3 - Efficacious repentance
16 4 - Human reconciliation
16 4 - The panoply of wisdom
16 5 - Radical changes
16 5 - Spiritual baptism
16 5 - Veritable devotion
16 5 - Divine oneness
16 6 - Justice and substitution
16 6 - Man inseparable from Love
16 6 - Impotence of hate
16 6 - Proof given in healing
16 6 - The stone rolled away


October 18,1903

Subject: 17

PROBATION AFTER DEATH.

ooo3



-- Golden Text --

Micah 7:9

    9 I will bear the indignation of
the Lord, because I have sinned
against him, until he plead my cause,
and execute judgment for me: he will
bring me forth to the light, and I
shall behold his righteousness.


Responsive Reading


Job 10:20-22

    20 Are not my days few? cease then,
and let me alone, that I may take
comfort a little,

    21 Before I go whence I shall not
return, even to the land of darkness
and the shadow of death;

    22 A land of darkness, as darkness
itself; and of the shadow of death,
without any order, and where the
light is as darkness.
Job 11:1-9,14-17

    1 Then answered Zophar the
Naamathite, and said,

    2 Should not the multitude of words
be answered? and should a man full of
talk be justified?

    3 Should thy lies make men hold
their peace? and when thou mockest,
shall no man make thee ashamed?

    4 For thou hast said, My doctrine
is pure, and I am clean in thine
eyes.

    5 But oh that God would speak, and
open his lips against thee;

    6 And that he would shew thee the
secrets of wisdom, that they are
double to that which is! Know
therefore that God exacteth of thee
less than thine iniquity deserveth.

    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.

    14 If iniquity be in thine hand,
put it far away, and let not
wickedness dwell in thy tabernacles.

    15 For then shalt thou lift up thy
face without spot; yea, thou shalt be
stedfast, and shalt not fear:

    16 Because thou shalt forget thy
misery, and remember it as waters
that pass away:

    17 And thine age shall be clearer
than the noonday; thou shalt shine
forth, thou shalt be as the morning.


Section 1


Psalm 88:10-12

    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?
Psalm 49:15

    15 But God will redeem my soul from
the power of the grave: for he shall
receive me.
Psalm 16:11

    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 Timothy 4:18

    18 And the Lord shall deliver me
from every evil work, and will
preserve me unto his heavenly
kingdom: to whom be glory for ever
and ever. Amen.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 545:32-5


    (Mortality mythical)
    The mortality of man is a myth, for man is immortal. The false belief that spirit is now submerged in matter, at some future time to be emancipated from it, - this belief alone is mortal. Spirit, God, never germinates, but is "the same yesterday, and to-day, and forever."

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 544:7

    (Material inception)
    Birth, decay, and death arise from the material sense of things, not from the spiritual, for in the latter Life consisteth not of the things which a man eateth. Matter cannot change the eternal fact that man exists because God exists. Nothing is new to the infinite Mind.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 429:11-20


    (Clay replying to the potter)
    The corpse, deserted by thought, is cold and decays, but it never suffers. Science declares that man is subject to Mind. 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.
    (Continuity of existence)
    If man did not exist before the material organization began, he could not exist after the body is disintegrated.

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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 250:28


    (Mortal existence a dream)
    Upon this stage of existence goes on the dance of mortal mind. Mortal thoughts chase one another like snowflakes, and drift to the ground. Science reveals Life as not being at the mercy of death, nor will Science admit that happiness is ever the sport of circumstance.


Section 2


Ecclesiastes 9:2,3

    2 All things come alike to all:
there is one event to the righteous,
and to the wicked; to the good and to
the clean, and to the unclean; to him
that sacrificeth, and to him that
sacrificeth not: as is the good, so
is the sinner; and he that sweareth,
as he that feareth an oath.

    3 This is an evil among all things
that are done under the sun, that
there is one event unto all: yea,
also the heart of the sons of men is
full of evil, and madness is in their
heart while they live, and after that
they go to the dead.

***
Proverbs 13:14

    14 The law of the wise is a
fountain of life, to depart from the
snares of death.

***
Hosea 13:14

    14 I will ransom them from the
power of the grave; I will redeem
them from death: O death, I will be
thy plagues; O grave, I will be thy
destruction: repentance shall be hid
from mine eyes.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 42:5


    (A belief in death)
    The universal belief in death is of no advantage. It cannot make Life or Truth apparent. Death will be found at length to be a mortal dream, which comes in darkness and disappears with the light.

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


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

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.


Section 3


Psalm 37:35-37

    35 I have seen the wicked in great
power, and spreading himself like a
green bay tree.

    36 Yet he passed away, and, lo, he
was not: yea, I sought him, but he
could not be found.

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

***
Job 8:20-22

    20 Behold, God will not cast away a
perfect man, neither will he help the
evil doers:

    21 Till he fill thy mouth with
laughing and thy lips with rejoicing.


    22 They that hate thee shall be
clothed with shame; and the dwelling
place of the wicked shall come to
nought.

***
Ecclesiastes 4:1,4

    1 So I returned, and considered
all the oppressions that are done
under the sun: and behold the tears
of such as were oppressed, and they
had no comforter; and on the side of
their oppressors there was power; but
they had no comforter.

    4 #Again, I considered all travail,
and every right work, that for this a
man is envied of his neighbour. This
is also vanity and vexation of
spirit.
Ecclesiastes 8:14,17

    14 There is a vanity which is done
upon the earth; that there be just
men, unto whom it happeneth according
to the work of the wicked; again,
there be wicked men, to whom it
happeneth according to the work of
the righteous: I said that this also
is vanity.

    17 Then I beheld all the work of
God, that a man cannot find out the
work that is done under the sun:
because though a man labour to seek
it out, yet he shall not find it; yea
further; though a wise man think to
know it, yet shall he not be able to
find it.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 5:14


    (Sorrow and reformation)
    Saints and sinners get their full award, but not always in this world. The followers of Christ drank his cup. Ingratitude and persecution filled it to the brim; but God pours the riches of His love into the understanding and affections, giving us strength according to our day. Sinners flourish "like a green bay tree;" but, looking farther, the Psalmist could see their end, - the destruction of sin through suffering.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 35:30-4


    (Final purpose)
    The design of Love is to reform the sinner. If the sinner's punishment here has been insufficient to reform him, the good man's heaven would be a hell to the sinner. They, who know not purity and affection by experience, can never find bliss in the blessed company of Truth and Love simply through translation into another sphere.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 36:19

    (Righteous retribution)
    A selfish and limited mind may be unjust, but the unlimited and divine Mind is the immortal law of justice as well as of mercy. It is quite as impossible for sinners to receive their full punishment this side of the grave as for this world to bestow on the righteous their full reward. It is useless to suppose that the wicked can gloat over their offences to the last moment and then be suddenly pardoned and pushed into heaven, or that the hand of Love is satisfied with giving us only toil, sacrifice, cross-bearing, multiplied trials, and mockery of our motives in return for our efforts at well doing.


Section 4


Proverbs 21:16

    16 The man that wandereth out of
the way of understanding shall remain
in the congregation of the dead.

***
Isaiah 24:17,18,21,22

    17 Fear, and the pit, and the
snare, are upon thee, O inhabitant of
the earth.

    18 And it shall come to pass, that
he who fleeth from the noise of the
fear shall fall into the pit; and he
that cometh up out of the midst of
the pit shall be taken in the snare:
for the windows from on high are
open, and the foundations of the
earth do shake.

    21 And it shall come to pass in
that day, that the Lord shall punish
the host of the high ones that are on
high, and the kings of the earth upon
the earth.

    22 And they shall be gathered
together, as prisoners are gathered
in the pit, and shall be shut up in
the prison, and after many days shall
they be visited.

***
Revelation 21:7,8

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

    8 But the fearful, and unbelieving,
and the abominable, and murderers,
and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and
idolaters, and all liars, shall have
their part in the lake which burneth
with fire and brimstone: which is the
second death.
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.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 77:9-18


    (Second death) 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."
    (A dream vanishing)
    The period required for this dream of material life, embracing its so-called pleasures and pains, to vanish from consciousness, "knoweth no man . . . neither the Son, but the Father." This period will be of longer or shorter duration according to the tenacity of error.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 289:1


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

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.

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.


Section 5


I Corinthians 15:19-26

    19 If in this life only we have
hope in Christ, we are of all men
most miserable.

    20 But now is Christ risen from the
dead, and become the firstfruits of
them that slept.

    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.

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

    26 The last enemy that shall be
destroyed is death.

***
II Peter 1:2,3

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

    3 According as his divine power
hath given unto us all things that
pertain unto life and godliness,
through the knowledge of him that
hath called us to glory and virtue:

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 44:5-10,28-31


    (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.
    (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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 46:20-26

    (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. Jesus was "the way;" that is, he marked the way for all men.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 313:24


    (Jesus the Scientist)
    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


Psalm 41:12,13

    12 And as for me, thou upholdest me
in mine integrity, and settest me
before thy face for ever.

    13 Blessed be the Lord God of
Israel from everlasting, and to
everlasting. Amen, and Amen.

***
Job 17:9

    9 The righteous also shall hold on
his way, and he that hath clean hands
shall be stronger and stronger.

***
Proverbs 4:18

    18 But the path of the just is as
the shining light, that shineth more
and more unto the perfect day.

***
John 10:14,27-29

    14 I am the good shepherd, and know
my sheep, and am known of mine.

    27 My sheep hear my voice, and I
know them, and they follow me:

    28 And I give unto them eternal
life; and they shall never perish,
neither shall any man pluck them out
of my hand.

    29 My Father, which gave them me,
is greater than all; and no man is
able to pluck them out of my Father's
hand.

***
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.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 125:12-16


    (Corporeal changes)
    As human thought changes from one stage to another of conscious pain and painlessness, sorrow and joy, - from fear to hope and from faith to understanding, - the visible manifestation will at last be man governed by Soul, not by material sense.

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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 543:5


    (Climax of suffering)
    The image of Spirit cannot be effaced, since it is the idea of Truth and changes not, but becomes more beautifully apparent at error's demise.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 302:19


    (Definition of man)
    The Science of being reveals man as perfect, even as the Father is perfect, because the Soul, or Mind, of the spiritual man is God, the divine Principle of all being, and because this real man is governed by Soul instead of sense, by the law of Spirit, not by the so-called laws of matter.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 304:14

    (Man inseparable from Love)
    The perfect man - governed by God, his perfect Principle - is sinless and eternal.

Subheadings in this lesson

17 1 - Mortality mythical
17 1 - Material inception
17 1 - Clay replying to the potter
17 1 - Continuity of existence
17 1 - Spiritual tangibility
17 1 - Mortal existence a dream
17 2 - A belief in death
17 2 - Immaterial pleasure
17 2 - Scientific purgation
17 3 - Sorrow and reformation
17 3 - Final purpose
17 3 - Righteous retribution
17 4 - Second death
17 4 - A dream vanishing
17 4 - The Christ-element
17 4 - Godward gravitation
17 4 - Sickness akin to sin
17 5 - Jesus in the tomb
17 5 - Obstacles overcome
17 5 - Spiritual ascension
17 5 - Jesus the Scientist
17 6 - Corporeal changes
17 6 - Soul impeccable
17 6 - Climax of suffering
17 6 - Definition of man
17 6 - Man inseparable from Love


October 25,1903

Subject: 18

EVERLASTING PUNISHMENT.

oo3o



-- Golden Text --

Proverbs 11:21

    21 Though hand join in hand, the
wicked shall not be unpunished: but
the seed of the righteous shall be
delivered.


Responsive Reading


Malachi 3:1-3,5,7,8,14-18

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

    2 But who may abide the day of his
coming? and who shall stand when he
appeareth? for he is like a refiner's
fire, and like fullers' soap:

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

    5 And I will come near to you to
judgment; and I will be a swift
witness against the sorcerers, and
against the adulterers, and against
false swearers, and against those
that oppress the hireling in his
wages, the widow, and the fatherless,
and that turn aside the stranger from
his right, and fear not me, saith the
Lord of hosts.

    7 #Even from the days of your
fathers ye are gone away from mine
ordinances, and have not kept them.
Return unto me, and I will return
unto you, saith the Lord of hosts.
But ye said, Wherein shall we return?


    8 #Will a man rob God? Yet ye have
robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we
robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.


    14 Ye have said, It is vain to
serve God: and what profit is it that
we have kept his ordinance, and that
we have walked mournfully before the
Lord of hosts?

    15 And now we call the proud happy;
yea, they that work wickedness are
set up; yea, they that tempt God are
even delivered.

    16 #Then they that feared the Lord
spake often one to another: and the
Lord hearkened, and heard it, and a
book of remembrance was written
before him for them that feared the
Lord, and that thought upon his name.


    17 And they shall be mine, saith
the Lord of hosts, in that day when I
make up my jewels; and I will spare
them, as a man spareth his own son
that serveth him.

    18 Then shall ye return, and
discern between the righteous and the
wicked, between him that serveth God
and him that serveth him not.


Section 1


Romans 3:19,20,23

    19 Now we know that what things
soever the law saith, it saith to
them who are under the law: that
every mouth may be stopped, and all
the world may become guilty before
God.

    20 Therefore by the deeds of the
law there shall no flesh be justified
in his sight: for by the law is the
knowledge of sin.

    23 For all have sinned, and come
short of the glory of God;

***
Galatians 3:10-12,22

    10 For as many as are of the works
of the law are under the curse: for it
is written, Cursed is every one that
continueth not in all things which
are written in the book of the law to
do them.

    11 But that no man is justified by
the law in the sight of God, it is
evident: for, The just shall live by
faith.

    12 And the law is not of faith:
but, The man that doeth them shall
live in them.

    22 But the scripture hath concluded
all under sin, that the promise by
faith of Jesus Christ might be given
to them that believe.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 295:25(only)


    (Brainology a myth)
    All that is called mortal thought is made up of error.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 250:14-15


    (Mortal existence a dream)
    Mortal body and mind are one, and that one is called man; but a mortal is not man, for man is immortal.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 196:6-19


    (Sin destroyed through suffering)
    Better the suffering which awakens mortal mind from its fleshly dream, than the false pleasures which tend to perpetuate this dream. Sin alone brings death, for sin is the only element of destruction.
    "Fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell," said Jesus. A careful study of this text shows that here the word soul means a false sense or material consciousness. The command was a warning to beware, not of Rome, Satan, nor of God, but of sin. 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. Sin makes its own hell, and goodness its own heaven.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 11:5-18


    (Remission of penalty)
    A magistrate sometimes remits the penalty, but this may be no moral benefit to the criminal, and at best, it only saves the criminal from one form of punishment. The moral law, which has the right to acquit or condemn, always demands restitution before mortals can "go up higher." Broken law brings penalty in order to compel this progress.
    (Truth annihilates error)
    Mere legal pardon (and there is no other, for divine Principle never pardons our sins or mistakes till they are corrected) leaves the offender free to repeat the offence, if indeed, he has not already suffered sufficiently from vice to make him turn from it with loathing. Truth bestows no pardon upon error, but wipes it out in the most effectual manner.


Section 2


Lamentations 3:39

    39 Wherefore doth a living man
complain, a man for the punishment of
his sins?

***
Obadiah 1:15

    15 For the day of the Lord is near
upon all the heathen: as thou hast
done, it shall be done unto thee: thy
reward shall return upon thine own
head.

***
Isaiah 3:9-11

    9 #The shew of their countenance
doth witness against them; and they
declare their sin as Sodom, they hide
it not. Woe unto their soul! for they
have rewarded evil unto themselves.

    10 Say ye to the righteous, that it
shall be well with him: for they
shall eat the fruit of their doings.

    11 Woe unto the wicked! it shall be
ill with him: for the reward of his
hands shall be given him.

***
Hosea 10:12,13

    12 Sow to yourselves in
righteousness, reap in mercy; break
up your fallow ground: for it is time
to seek the Lord, till he come and
rain righteousness upon you.

    13 Ye have plowed wickedness, ye
have reaped iniquity; ye have eaten
the fruit of lies: because thou didst
trust in thy way, in the multitude of
thy mighty men.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 537:13-15


    (Justice and recompense)
    "Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap." Error excludes itself from harmony. Sin is its own punishment.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 36:4


    (Final purpose)
    Divine Science reveals the necessity of sufficient suffering, either before or after death, to quench the love of sin. To remit the penalty due for sin, would be for Truth to pardon error. Escape from punishment is not in accordance with God's government, since justice is the handmaid of mercy.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 296:14-16,19


    (Scientific purgation)
    The so-called pleasures and pains of matter perish, and they must go out under the blaze of Truth, spiritual sense, and the actuality of being.
    Whether mortals will learn this sooner or later, and how long they will suffer the pangs of destruction, depends upon the tenacity of error.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 240:24-4


    (Progress demanded)
    Remember that mankind must sooner or later, either by suffering or by Science, be convinced of the error that is to be overcome.
    In trying to undo the errors of sense one must pay fully and fairly the utmost farthing, until all error is finally brought into subjection to Truth. The divine method of paying sin's wages involves unwinding one's snarls, and learning from experience how to divide between sense and Soul.
    "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.


Section 3


Matthew 25:31-33,41,46

    31 #When the Son of man shall come
in his glory, and all the holy angels
with him, then shall he sit upon the
throne of his glory:

    32 And before him shall be gathered
all nations: and he shall separate
them one from another, as a shepherd
divideth his sheep from the goats:

    33 And he shall set the sheep on
his right hand, but the goats on the
left.

    41 Then shall he say also unto them
on the left hand, Depart from me, ye
cursed, into everlasting fire,
prepared for the devil and his
angels:

    46 And these shall go away into
everlasting punishment: but the
righteous into life eternal.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 184:6-8


    (Belief and understanding)
    Belief produces the results of belief, and the penalties it affixes last so long as the belief and are inseparable from it.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 231:3-7


    (Destruction of all evil)
    Unless an ill is rightly met and fairly overcome by Truth, the ill is never conquered. If God destroys not sin, sickness, and death, they are not destroyed in the mind of mortals, but seem to this so-called mind to be immortal.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 290:3-10,20-25,27


    (Death no advantage)
    If the Principle, rule, and demonstration of man's being are not in the least understood before what is termed death overtakes mortals, they will rise no higher spiritually in the scale of existence on account of that single experience, but will remain as material as before the transition, still seeking happiness through a material, instead of through a spiritual sense of life, and from selfish and inferior motives.
    (Future purification)
    They who are unrighteous shall be unrighteous still, until in divine Science Christ, Truth, removes all ignorance and sin.
    (Sin is punished)
    The sin and error which possess us at the instant of death do not cease at that moment, but endure until the death of these errors.
    The murderer, though slain in the act, does not thereby forsake sin. He is no more spiritual for believing that his body died and learning that his cruel mind died not. His thoughts are no purer until evil is disarmed by good. His body is as material as his mind, and vice versa.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 569:14-21


    (The robe of Science)
    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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 201:20-5


    (The uses of truth)
    Grafting holiness upon unholiness, supposing that sin can be forgiven when it is not forsaken, is as foolish as straining out gnats and swallowing camels.
    The scientific unity which exists between God and man must be wrought out in life-practice, and God's will must be universally done.


Section 4


Ezekiel 18:30,31

    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?

***
Job 8:3-6

    3 Doth God pervert judgment? or
doth the Almighty pervert justice?

    4 If thy children have sinned
against him, and he have cast them
away for their transgression;

    5 If thou wouldest seek unto God
betimes, and make thy supplication to
the Almighty;

    6 If thou wert pure and upright;
surely now he would awake for thee,
and make the habitation of thy
righteousness prosperous.

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.

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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 391:13-18


    (Righteous rebellion) No law of God hinders this result. It is error to suffer for aught but your own sins. Christ, or Truth, will destroy all other supposed suffering, and real suffering for your own sins will cease in proportion as the sin ceases.
    (Contradict error)
    Justice is the moral signification of law. Injustice declares the absence of law.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 40:8-15


    (Sin and penalty)
    Divine Science adjusts the balance as Jesus adjusted it. Science removes the penalty only by first removing the sin which incurs the penalty. This is my sense of divine pardon, which I understand to mean God's method of destroying sin. If the saying is true, "While there's life there's hope," its opposite is also true, While there's sin there's doom. Another's suffering cannot lessen our own liability.


Section 5


Psalm 130:3-5,7,8

    3 If thou, Lord, shouldest mark
iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand?

    4 But there is forgiveness with
thee, that thou mayest be feared.

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

    7 Let Israel hope in the Lord: for
with the Lord there is mercy, and with
him is plenteous redemption.

    8 And he shall redeem Israel from
all his iniquities.

***
I John 2:1,2

    1 My little children, these things
write I unto you, that ye sin not. And
if any man sin, we have an advocate
with the Father, Jesus Christ the
righteous:

    2 And he is the propitiation for
our sins: and not for ours only, but
also for the sins of the whole world.

***
Hebrews 7:25

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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 202:6


    (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.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 568:24-14


    (Paean of jubilee)
    For victory over a single sin, we give thanks and magnify the Lord of Hosts. What shall we say of the mighty conquest over all sin? A louder song, sweeter than has ever before reached high heaven, now rises clearer and nearer to the great heart of Christ; for the accuser is not there, and Love sends forth her primal and everlasting strain. Self-abnegation, by which we lay down all for Truth, or Christ, in our warfare against error, is a rule in Christian Science. This rule clearly interprets God as divine Principle, - as Life, represented by the Father; as Truth, represented by the Son; as Love, represented by the Mother. Every mortal at some period, here or hereafter, must grapple with and overcome the mortal belief in a power opposed to God.
    (The robe of Science)
    The Scripture, "Thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many," is literally fulfilled, when we are conscious of the supremacy of Truth, by which the nothingness of error is seen; and we know that the nothingness of error is in proportion to its wickedness. 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.


Section 6


Leviticus 26:40-42

    40 If they shall confess their
iniquity, and the iniquity of their
fathers, with their trespass which
they trespassed against me, and that
also they have walked contrary unto
me;

    41 And that I also have walked
contrary unto them, and have brought
them into the land of their enemies;
if then their uncircumcised hearts be
humbled, and they then accept of the
punishment of their iniquity:

    42 Then will I remember my covenant
with Jacob, and also my covenant with
Isaac, and also my covenant with
Abraham will I remember; and I will
remember the land.

***
Isaiah 30:18-21

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

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

    20 And though the Lord give you the
bread of adversity, and the water of
affliction, yet shall not thy
teachers be removed into a corner any
more, but thine eyes shall see thy
teachers:

    21 And thine ears shall hear a word
behind thee, saying, This is the way,
walk ye in it, when ye turn to the
right hand, and when ye turn to the
left.

***
Romans 8:1

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

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


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

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.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 459:3


    (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. Judge not the future advancement of Christian Science by the steps already taken, lest you yourself be condemned for failing to take the first step.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 251:15


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

Subheadings in this lesson

18 1 - Brainology a myth
18 1 - Mortal existence a dream
18 1 - Sin destroyed through suffering
18 1 - Remission of penalty
18 1 - Truth annihilates error
18 2 - Justice and recompense
18 2 - Final purpose
18 2 - Scientific purgation
18 2 - Progress demanded
18 3 - Belief and understanding
18 3 - Destruction of all evil
18 3 - Death no advantage
18 3 - Future purification
18 3 - Sin is punished
18 3 - The robe of Science
18 3 - Expiation by suffering
18 3 - The uses of truth
18 4 - Cumulative repentance
18 4 - Sin and penalty
18 4 - Righteous rebellion
18 4 - Contradict error
18 4 - Sin and penalty
18 5 - Divine study
18 5 - Paean of jubilee
18 5 - The robe of Science
18 6 - Wait for reward
18 6 - Behest of the cross
18 6 - Advancement by sacrifice
18 6 - Mortal mind's disappearance


November 1,1903

Subject: 19

ADAM AND FALLEN MAN.

o3oo



-- Golden Text --

Job 15:14

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


Responsive Reading


Job 14:1-10,14,15

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

    2 He cometh forth like a flower,
and is cut down: he fleeth also as a
shadow, and continueth not.

    3 And dost thou open thine eyes
upon such an one, and bringest me
into judgment with thee?

    4 Who can bring a clean thing out
of an unclean? not one.

    5 Seeing his days are determined,
the number of his months are with
thee, thou hast appointed his bounds
that he cannot pass;

    6 Turn from him, that he may rest,
till he shall accomplish, as an
hireling, his day.

    7 For there is hope of a tree, if
it be cut down, that it will sprout
again, and that the tender branch
thereof will not cease.

    8 Though the root thereof wax old
in the earth, and the stock thereof
die in the ground;

    9 Yet through the scent of water it
will bud, and bring forth boughs like
a plant.

    10 But man dieth, and wasteth away:
yea, man giveth up the ghost, and
where is he?

    14 If a man die, shall he live
again? all the days of my appointed
time will I wait, till my change
come.

    15 Thou shalt call, and I will
answer thee: thou wilt have a desire
to the work of thine hands.


Section 1


John 8:31-35,47

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

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

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

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


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

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

***
Romans 3:9-11

    9 What then? are we better than
they? No, in no wise: for we have
before proved both Jews and Gentiles,
that they are all under sin;

    10 As it is written, There is none
righteous, no, not one:

    11 There is none that
understandeth, there is none that
seeketh after God.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 525:4


    (Creation reversed)
    Man reflects God; mankind represents the Adamic race, and is a human, not a divine, creation.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 476:13-17

(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."

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 529:30-31


    (Adam)
    Adam, the synonym for error, stands for a belief of material mind.

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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 292:19-23


    (Primitive error)
    Explaining the origin of material man and mortal mind, Jesus said: "Why do ye not understand my speech? Even because ye cannot hear my word. Ye are of your father, the devil [evil], and the lusts of your father ye will do.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 479:1

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


    (Immortal birthright) If a child is the offspring of physical sense and not of Soul, the child must have a material, not a spiritual origin. With what truth, then, could the Scriptural rejoicing be uttered by any mother, "I have gotten a man from the Lord"? On the contrary, if aught comes from God, it cannot be mortal and material; it must be immortal and spiritual.


Section 2


Genesis 3:6

    6 And when the woman saw that the
tree was good for food, and that it
was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree
to be desired to make one wise, she
took of the fruit thereof, and did
eat, and gave also unto her husband
with her; and he did eat.

***
Numbers 11:4-6

    4 #And the mixt multitude that was
among them fell a lusting: and the
children of Israel also wept again,
and said, Who shall give us flesh to
eat?

    5 We remember the fish, which we
did eat in Egypt freely; the
cucumbers, and the melons, and the
leeks, and the onions, and the
garlick:

    6 But now our soul is dried away:
there is nothing at all, beside this
manna, before our eyes.

***
James 1:13-15

    13 Let no man say when he is
tempted, I am tempted of God: for God
cannot be tempted with evil, neither
tempteth he any man:

    14 But every man is tempted, when
he is drawn away of his own lust, and
enticed.

    15 Then when lust hath conceived,
it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when
it is finished, bringeth forth death.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 171:31


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 293:32


    (Instruments of error)
    The five physical senses are the avenues and instruments of human error, and they correspond with error. These senses indicate the common human belief, that life, substance, and intelligence are a unison of matter with Spirit. This is pantheism, and carries within itself the seeds of all error.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 526:26-1


    (Garden of Eden)
    Genesis ii. 15. And the Lord God [Jehovah] took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden, to dress it and to keep it.



    The name Eden, according to Cruden, means pleasure, delight. In this text Eden stands for the mortal, material body.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 241:5-9


    (The doom of sin)
    Sensual treasures are laid up "where moth and rust doth corrupt." Mortality is their doom. Sin breaks in upon them, and carries off their fleeting joys. The sensualist's affections are as imaginary, whimsical, and unreal as his pleasures.

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 56:15-3


    (Fidelity required)
    Infidelity to the marriage covenant is the social scourge of all races, "the pestilence that walketh in darkness, . . the destruction that wasteth at noonday." The commandment, "Thou shalt not commit adultery," is no less imperative than the one, "Thou shalt not kill."
    Chastity is the cement of civilization and progress. Without it there is no stability in society, and without it one cannot attain the Science of Life.

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.


Section 3


Revelation 18:1,2,7-10

    1 And after these things I saw
another angel come down from heaven,
having great power; and the earth was
lightened with his glory.

    2 And he cried mightily with a
strong voice, saying, Babylon the
great is fallen, is fallen, and is
become the habitation of devils, and
the hold of every foul spirit, and a
cage of every unclean and hateful
bird.

    7 How much she hath glorified
herself, and lived deliciously, so
much torment and sorrow give her: for
she saith in her heart, I sit a
queen, and am no widow, and shall see
no sorrow.

    8 Therefore shall her plagues come
in one day, death, and mourning, and
famine; and she shall be utterly
burned with fire: for strong is the
Lord God who judgeth her.

    9 And the kings of the earth, who
have committed fornication and lived
deliciously with her, shall bewail
her, and lament for her, when they
shall see the smoke of her burning,

    10 Standing afar off for the fear
of her torment, saying, Alas, alas
that great city Babylon, that mighty
city! for in one hour is thy judgment
come.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 571:22-27


    (Pure religion enthroned)
    Through trope and metaphor, the Revelator, immortal scribe of Spirit and of a true idealism, furnishes the mirror in which mortals may see their own image. In significant figures he depicts the thoughts which he beholds in mortal mind. Thus he rebukes the conceit of sin, and foreshadows its doom.

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 - 405:2-21


    (Sin or fear the root of sickness) Hatred inflames the brutal propensities. The indulgence of evil motives and aims makes any man, who is above the lowest type of manhood, a hopeless sufferer.
    (Mental conspirators)
    Christian Science commands man to master the propensities, - to hold hatred in abeyance with kindness, to conquer lust with chastity, revenge with charity, and to overcome deceit with honesty. Choke these errors in their early stages, if you would not cherish an army of conspirators against health, happiness, and success. They will deliver you to the judge, the arbiter of truth against error. The judge will deliver you to justice, and the sentence of the moral law will be executed upon mortal mind and body. Both will be manacled until the last farthing is paid, - until you have balanced your account with God. "Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap." The good man finally can overcome his fear of sin. This is sin's necessity, - to destroy itself. Immortal man demonstrates the government of God, good, in which is no power to sin.


Section 4


II Samuel 12:1-5,7(to .),13

    1 And the Lord sent Nathan unto
David. And he came unto him, and said
unto him, There were two men in one
city; the one rich, and the other
poor.

    2 The rich man had exceeding many
flocks and herds:

    3 But the poor man had nothing,
save one little ewe lamb, which he
had bought and nourished up: and it
grew up together with him, and with
his children; it did eat of his own
meat, and drank of his own cup, and
lay in his bosom, and was unto him as
a daughter.

    4 And there came a traveller unto
the rich man, and he spared to take
of his own flock and of his own herd,
to dress for the wayfaring man that
was come unto him; but took the poor
man's lamb, and dressed it for the
man that was come to him.

    5 And David's anger was greatly
kindled against the man; and he said
to Nathan, As the Lord liveth, the
man that hath done this thing shall
surely die:

    7 #And Nathan said to David, Thou
art the man.

    13 And David said unto Nathan, I
have sinned against the Lord. And
Nathan said unto David, The Lord also
hath put away thy sin; thou shalt not
die.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 406:11


    (Sickness will abate)
    The Science of being unveils the errors of sense, and spiritual perception, aided by Science, reaches Truth. Then error disappears. Sin and sickness will abate and seem less real as we approach the scientific period, in which mortal sense is subdued and all that is unlike the true likeness disappears. The moral man has no fear that he will commit a murder, and he should be as fearless on the question of disease.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 252:7


    (Eternal man recognized)
    When false human beliefs learn even a little of their own falsity, they begin to disappear. A knowledge of error and of its operations must precede that understanding of Truth which destroys error, until the entire mortal, material error finally disappears, and the eternal verity, man created by and of Spirit, is understood and recognized as the true likeness of his Maker.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 371:7-9


    (Ghost-stories inducing fear)
    By those uninstructed in Christian Science, nothing is really understood of material existence.

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


Luke 15:11-14,17-20

    11 #And he said, A certain man had
two sons:

    12 And the younger of them said to
his father, Father, give me the
portion of goods that falleth to me.
And he divided unto them his living.

    13 And not many days after the
younger son gathered all together,
and took his journey into a far
country, and there wasted his
substance with riotous living.

    14 And when he had spent all, there
arose a mighty famine in that land;
and he began to be in want.

    17 And when he came to himself, he
said, How many hired servants of my
father's have bread enough and to
spare, and I perish with hunger!

    18 I will arise and go to my
father, and will say unto him,
Father, I have sinned against heaven,
and before thee,

    19 And am no more worthy to be
called thy son: make me as one of thy
hired servants.

    20 And he arose, and came to his
father. But when he was yet a great
way off, his father saw him, and had
compassion, and ran, and fell on his
neck, and kissed him.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 79:9-11


    (Fallacious hypotheses)
    Science must go over the whole ground, and dig up every seed of error's sowing.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 240:27


    (Progress demanded)
    In trying to undo the errors of sense one must pay fully and fairly the utmost farthing, until all error is finally brought into subjection to Truth. The divine method of paying sin's wages involves unwinding one's snarls, and learning from experience how to divide between sense and Soul.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 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.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 174:9-14


    (Rise of thought)
    The footsteps of thought, rising above material standpoints, are slow, and portend a long night to the traveller; but the angels of His presence - the spiritual intuitions that tell us when "the night is far spent, the day is at hand" - are our guardians in the gloom.


Section 6


Joshua 22:1,2,5

    1 Then Joshua called the
Reubenites, and the Gadites, and the
half tribe of Manasseh,

    2 And said unto them, Ye have kept
all that Moses the servant of the Lord
commanded you, and have obeyed my
voice in all that I commanded you:

    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.

***
I John 2:3,4,6

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

    4 He that saith, I know him, and
keepeth not his commandments, is a
liar, and the truth is not in him.

    6 He that saith he abideth in him
ought himself also so to walk, even
as he walked.

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


    (Scientific finalities)
    Let us rid ourselves of the belief that man is separated from God, and obey only the divine Principle, Life and Love. Here is the great point of departure for all true spiritual growth.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 182:18-22


    (No material law)
    Mind's government of the body must supersede the so-called laws of matter. Obedience to material law prevents full obedience to spiritual law, - the law which overcomes material conditions and puts matter under the feet of Mind.

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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 326:12-20


    (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.
    The purpose and motive to live aright can be gained now. This point won, you have started as you should. You have begun at the numeration-table of Christian Science, and nothing but wrong intention can hinder your advancement.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 491:12

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


    (Man linked with Spirit)
    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.


Section 7


Luke 2:46,48,49

    46 And it came to pass, that after
three days they found him in the
temple, sitting in the midst of the
doctors, both hearing them, and
asking them questions.

    48 And when they saw him, they were
amazed: and his mother said unto him,
Son, why hast thou thus dealt with
us? behold, thy father and I have
sought thee sorrowing.

    49 And he said unto them, How is it
that ye sought me? wist ye not that I
must be about my Father's business?

***
John 16:28

    28 I came forth from the Father,
and am come into the world: again, I
leave the world, and go to the
Father.
John 17:1,5

    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:

    5 And now, O Father, glorify thou
me with thine own self with the glory
which I had with thee before the
world was.

***
Ephesians 4:4,6

    4 There is one body, and one
Spirit, even as ye are called in one
hope of your calling;

    6 One God and Father of all, who is
above all, and through all, and in
you all.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 264:28


    (Spiritual proofs of existence)
    When we learn the way in Christian Science and recognize man's spiritual being, we shall behold and understand God's creation, - all the glories of earth and heaven and man.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 531:29-32


    (Biological inventions)
    The mythologic theory of material life at no point resembles the scientifically Christian record of man as created by Mind in the image and likeness of God and having dominion over all the earth.

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 68:30


    (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. 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.



Subheadings in this lesson

19 1 - Creation reversed
19 1 - Mortals are not immortals
19 1 - Adam
19 1 - Primitive error
19 1 - Immortal birthright
19 2 - Matter versus Spirit
19 2 - Instruments of error
19 2 - Garden of Eden
19 2 - The doom of sin
19 2 - Fidelity required
19 2 - Embryonic sinful thoughts
19 3 - Pure religion enthroned
19 3 - Day of judgment
19 3 - Sin or fear the root of sickness
19 3 - Mental conspirators
19 4 - Sickness will abate
19 4 - Eternal man recognized
19 4 - Ghost-stories inducing fear
19 4 - Creation perfect
19 5 - Fallacious hypotheses
19 5 - Progress demanded
19 5 - Sense-dreams
19 5 - Rise of thought
19 6 - Scientific finalities
19 6 - No material law
19 6 - Laws of nature spiritual
19 6 - Loving God supremely
19 6 - Man linked with Spirit
19 7 - Spiritual proofs of existence
19 7 - Biological inventions
19 7 - God's creation intact


November 8,1903

Subject: 20

MORTALS AND IMMORTALS.

3ooo



-- Golden Text --

I Corinthians 15:54

    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.


Responsive Reading


Psalm 125:1-5

    1 They that trust in the Lord
shall be as mount Zion, which cannot
be removed, but abideth for ever.

    2 As the mountains are round about
Jerusalem, so the Lord is round about
his people from henceforth even for
ever.

    3 For the rod of the wicked shall
not rest upon the lot of the
righteous; lest the righteous put
forth their hands unto iniquity.

    4 Do good, O Lord, unto those that
be good, and to them that are upright
in their hearts.

    5 As for such as turn aside unto
their crooked ways, the Lord shall
lead them forth with the workers of
iniquity: but peace shall be upon
Israel.
Psalm 126:1-6

    1 When the Lord turned again the
captivity of Zion, we were like them
that dream.

    2 Then was our mouth filled with
laughter, and our tongue with
singing: then said they among the
heathen, The Lord hath done great
things for them.

    3 The Lord hath done great things
for us; whereof we are glad.

    4 Turn again our captivity, O Lord,
as the streams in the south.

    5 They that sow in tears shall reap
in joy.

    6 He that goeth forth and weepeth,
bearing precious seed, shall doubtless
come again with rejoicing, bringing
his sheaves with him.


Section 1


Ecclesiastes 12:1,7,8

    1 Remember now thy Creator in the
days of thy youth, while the evil
days come not, nor the years draw
nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no
pleasure in them;

    7 Then shall the dust return to the
earth as it was: and the spirit shall
return unto God who gave it.

    8 #Vanity of vanities, saith the
preacher; all is vanity.
Ecclesiastes 3:20

    20 All go unto one place; all are
of the dust, and all turn to dust
again.

***
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.

***
I Corinthians 15:47-49

    47 The first man is of the earth,
earthy: the second man is the Lord
from heaven.

    48 As is the earthy, such are they
also that are earthy: and as is the
heavenly, such are they also that are
heavenly.

    49 And as we have borne the image
of the earthy, we shall also bear the
image of the heavenly.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 215:24


    (Light and darkness)
    Mortal man is the antipode of immortal man in origin, in existence, and in his relation to God.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 548:18-21


    (Prediction of a naturalist)
    Speaking of the origin of mortals, a famous naturalist says: "It is very possible that many general statements now current, about birth and generation, will be changed with the progress of information."

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 538:23-30

    (Erroneous conception)
    Genesis iv. 1. And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the Lord [Jehovah].



    This account is given, not of immortal man, but of mortal man, and of sin which is temporal. As both mortal man and sin have a beginning, they must consequently have an end, while the sinless, real man is eternal.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 204:3-17


    (Spirit the only intelligence and substance)
    All forms of error support the false conclusions that there is more than one Life; that material history is as real and living as spiritual history; that mortal error is as conclusively mental as immortal Truth; and that there are two separate, antagonistic entities and beings, two powers, - namely, Spirit and matter, - resulting in a third person (mortal man) who carries out the delusions of sin, sickness, and death.
    The first power is admitted to be good, an intelligence or Mind called God. The so-called second power, evil, is the unlikeness of good. It cannot therefore be mind, though so called. The third power, mortal man, is a supposed mixture of the first and second antagonistic powers, intelligence and non-intelligence, of Spirit and matter.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 295:11


    (Mortals unlike immortals)
    Mortals are not like immortals, created in God's own image; but infinite Spirit being all, mortal consciousness will at last yield to the scientific fact and disappear, and the real sense of being, perfect and forever intact, will appear.


Section 2


John 1:9,11-13

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

    11 He came unto his own, and his
own received him not.

    12 But as many as received him, to
them gave he power to become the sons
of God, even to them that believe on
his name:

    13 Which were born, not of blood,
nor of the will of the flesh, nor of
the will of man, but of God.

***
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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 29:30-32


    (Spiritual conception)
    Man as the offspring of God, as the idea of Spirit, is the immortal evidence that Spirit is harmonious and man eternal.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 31:4-8

    (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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 555:16-22


    (The origin of divinity)
    Searching for the origin of man, who is the reflection of God, is like inquiring into the origin of God, the self-existent and eternal. Only impotent error would seek to unite Spirit with matter, good with evil, immortality with mortality, and call this sham unity man, as if man were the offspring of both Mind and matter, of both Deity and humanity.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 306:30-2


    (Thought-forms)
    God's man, spiritually created, is not material and mortal.
    (The serpent's whisper)
    The parent of all human discord was the Adam-dream, the deep sleep, in which originated the delusion that life and intelligence proceeded from and passed into matter.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 307:14-20,25

    (Bad results from error)
    This error has proved itself to be error. Its life is found to be not Life, but only a transient, false sense of an existence which ends in death. Error charges its lie to Truth and says: "The Lord knows it. He has made man mortal and material, out of matter instead of Spirit." Thus error partakes of its own nature and utters its own falsities.
    (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.


Section 3


Job 20:4,5,8

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

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

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

***
Isaiah 29:7,8

    7 #And the multitude of all the
nations that fight against Ariel,
even all that fight against her and
her munition, and that distress her,
shall be as a dream of a night
vision.

    8 It shall even be as when an
hungry man dreameth, and, behold, he
eateth; but he awaketh, and his soul
is empty: or as when a thirsty man
dreameth, and, behold, he drinketh;
but he awaketh, and, behold, he is
faint, and his soul hath appetite: so
shall the multitude of all the
nations be, that fight against mount
Zion.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 250:6-32


    (Spirit the one Ego)
    Mortal existence is a dream; mortal existence has no real entity, but saith "It is I." Spirit is the Ego which never dreams, but understands all things; which never errs, and is ever conscious; which never believes, but knows; which is never born and never dies. Spiritual man is the likeness of this Ego. Man is not God, but like a ray of light which comes from the sun, man, the outcome of God, reflects God.
    (Mortal existence a dream)
    Mortal body and mind are one, and that one is called man; but a mortal is not man, for man is immortal. A mortal may be weary or pained, enjoy or suffer, according to the dream he entertains in sleep. When that dream vanishes, the mortal finds himself experiencing none of these dream-sensations. To the observer, the body lies listless, undisturbed, and sensationless, and the mind seems to be absent.
    Now I ask, Is there any more reality in the waking dream of mortal existence than in the sleeping dream? There cannot be, since whatever appears to be a mortal man is a mortal dream. Take away the mortal mind, and matter has no more sense as a man than it has as a tree. But the spiritual, real man is immortal.
    Upon this stage of existence goes on the dance of mortal mind. Mortal thoughts chase one another like snowflakes, and drift to the ground. Science reveals Life as not being at the mercy of death, nor will Science admit that happiness is ever the sport of circumstance.

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 4


Isaiah 60:15

    15 Whereas thou hast been forsaken
and hated, so that no man went through
thee, I will make thee an eternal
excellency, a joy of many
generations.

***
John 10:27-30

    27 My sheep hear my voice, and I
know them, and they follow me:

    28 And I give unto them eternal
life; and they shall never perish,
neither shall any man pluck them out
of my hand.

    29 My Father, which gave them me,
is greater than all; and no man is
able to pluck them out of my Father's
hand.

    30 I and my Father are one.

***
Romans 6:22,23

    22 But now being made free from
sin, and become servants to God, ye
have your fruit unto holiness, and
the end everlasting life.

    23 For the wages of sin is death;
but the gift of God is eternal life
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

***
I John 2:24,25

    24 Let that therefore abide in you,
which ye have heard from the
beginning. If that which ye have
heard from the beginning shall remain
in you, ye also shall continue in the
Son, and in the Father.

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

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 428:22-23


    (The present immortality)
    The great spiritual fact must be brought out that man is, not shall be, perfect and immortal.

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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 302:3-9,14-18


    (Identity not lost)
    The material body and mind are temporal, but the real man is spiritual and eternal. The identity of the real man is not lost, but found through this explanation; for the conscious infinitude of existence and of all identity is thereby discerned and remains unchanged. It is impossible that man should lose aught that is real, when God is all and eternally his.
    (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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 303:21-30

    (Error defined)
    The belief that pain and pleasure, life and death, holiness and unholiness, mingle in man, - that mortal, material man is the likeness of God and is himself a creator, - is a fatal error.
    (Man's entity spiritual)
    God, without the image and likeness of Himself, would be a nonentity, or Mind unexpressed. He would be without a witness or proof of His own nature. Spiritual man is the image or idea of God, an idea which cannot be lost nor separated from its divine Principle.


Section 5


Proverbs 1:5

    5 A wise man will hear, and will
increase learning; and a man of
understanding shall attain unto wise
counsels:
Proverbs 17:27,28

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

    28 Even a fool, when he holdeth his
peace, is counted wise: and he that
shutteth his lips is esteemed a man
of understanding.
Proverbs 8:1,4,5

    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.

    5 O ye simple, understand wisdom:
and, ye fools, be ye of an
understanding heart.

***
I John 5:20

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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 205:32


    (Redemption from selfishness)
    When we fully understand our relation to the Divine, we can have no other Mind but His, - no other Love, wisdom, or Truth, no other sense of Life, and no consciousness of the existence of matter or error.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 216:11-14

    (Servants and masters)
    The understanding that the Ego is Mind, and that there is but one Mind or intelligence, begins at once to destroy the errors of mortal sense and to supply the truth of immortal sense.

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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 400:9-11


    (Eradicate error from thought)
    Mortals obtain the harmony of health, only as they forsake discord, acknowledge the supremacy of divine Mind, and abandon their material beliefs.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 260:7


    (Spiritual discovery)
    The conceptions of mortal, erring thought must give way to the ideal of all that is perfect and eternal. Through many generations human beliefs will be attaining diviner conceptions, and the immortal and perfect model of God's creation will finally be seen as the only true conception of being.


Section 6


Romans 8:28,29

    28 And we know that all things work
together for good to them that love
God, to them who are the called
according to his purpose.

    29 For whom he did foreknow, he
also did predestinate to be conformed
to the image of his Son, that he
might be the firstborn among many
brethren.

***
John 17:1,20-22

    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:

    20 Neither pray I for these alone,
but for them also which shall believe
on me through their word;

    21 That they all may be one; as
thou, Father, art in me, and I in
thee, that they also may be one in
us: that the world may believe that
thou hast sent me.

    22 And the glory which thou gavest
me I have given them; that they may be
one, even as we are one:

***
Revelation 12:1,5

    1 And there appeared a great
wonder in heaven; a woman clothed
with the sun, and the moon under her
feet, and upon her head a crown of
twelve stars:

    5 And she brought forth a man
child, who was to rule all nations
with a rod of iron: and her child was
caught up unto God, and to his
throne.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 246:5


    (Man reflects God)
    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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 301:5-16


    (The divine reflection)
    Few persons comprehend what Christian Science means by the word reflection. To himself, mortal and material man seems to be substance, but his sense of substance involves error and therefore is material, temporal.
    On the other hand, the immortal, spiritual man is really substantial, and reflects the eternal substance, or Spirit, which mortals hope for. He reflects the divine, which constitutes the only real and eternal entity. This reflection seems to mortal sense transcendental, because the spiritual man's substantiality transcends mortal vision and is revealed only through divine Science.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 572:8


    (Native nothingness of sin)
    In Science we are children of God; but whatever is of material sense, or mortal, belongs not to His children, for materiality is the inverted image of spirituality.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 562:11

    (Spiritual idea crowned)
    The spiritual idea is crowned with twelve stars. The twelve tribes of Israel with all mortals, - separated by belief from man's divine origin and the true idea, - will through much tribulation yield to the activities of the divine Principle of man in the harmony of Science. These are the stars in the crown of rejoicing. They are the lamps in the spiritual heavens of the age, which show the workings of the spiritual idea by healing the sick and the sinning, and by manifesting the light which shines "unto the perfect day" as the night of materialism wanes.

Subheadings in this lesson

20 1 - Light and darkness
20 1 - Prediction of a naturalist
20 1 - Erroneous conception
20 1 - Spirit the only intelligence and substance
20 1 - Mortals unlike immortals
20 2 - Spiritual conception
20 2 - Fleshly ties temporal
20 2 - The origin of divinity
20 2 - Thought-forms
20 2 - The serpent's whisper
20 2 - Bad results from error
20 2 - Higher statutes
20 3 - Spirit the one Ego
20 3 - Mortal existence a dream
20 3 - Dwelling in dreamland
20 4 - The present immortality
20 4 - Proof by induction
20 4 - Identity not lost
20 4 - Definition of man
20 4 - Error defined
20 4 - Man's entity spiritual
20 5 - Redemption from selfishness
20 5 - Servants and masters
20 5 - Jesus as mediator
20 5 - Eradicate error from thought
20 5 - Spiritual discovery
20 6 - Man reflects God
20 6 - The divine reflection
20 6 - Native nothingness of sin
20 6 - Spiritual idea crowned


November 15,1903

Subject: 21

SOUL AND BODY.

3ooo



-- Golden Text --

Acts 2:26,27

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

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


Responsive Reading


Luke 12:1,4-7,13-21

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

    4 And I say unto you my friends, Be
not afraid of them that kill the
body, and after that have no more
that they can do.

    5 But I will forewarn you whom ye
shall fear: Fear him, which after he
hath killed hath power to cast into
hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him.

    6 Are not five sparrows sold for
two farthings, and not one of them is
forgotten before God?

    7 But even the very hairs of your
head are all numbered. Fear not
therefore: ye are of more value than
many sparrows.

    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.

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

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

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

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

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

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


Section 1


Deuteronomy 4:39

    39 Know therefore this day, and
consider it in thine heart, that the
Lord he is God in heaven above, and
upon the earth beneath: there is none
else.
Deuteronomy 6:4,5

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

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

***
Ezekiel 43:2

    2 And, behold, the glory of the God
of Israel came from the way of the
east: and his voice was like a noise
of many waters: and the earth shined
with his glory.

***
Habakkuk 2:14

    14 For the earth shall be filled
with the knowledge of the glory of
the Lord, as the waters cover the
sea.

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

  (- MORTAL MIND - The subjective states of error)


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

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 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 - 466:19

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


    (Mankind redeemed)
    The term souls or spirits is as improper as the term gods. Soul or Spirit signifies Deity and nothing else. There is no finite soul nor spirit. Soul or Spirit means only one Mind, and cannot be rendered in the plural. Heathen mythology and Jewish theology have perpetuated the fallacy that intelligence, soul, and life can be in matter; and idolatry and ritualism are the outcome of all man-made beliefs. The Science of Christianity comes with fan in hand to separate the chaff from the wheat. Science will declare God aright, and Christianity will demonstrate this declaration and its divine Principle, making mankind better physically, morally, and spiritually.


Section 2


Psalm 63:1,3,5

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

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

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

***
Jeremiah 51:5,6,10

    5 For Israel hath not been
forsaken, nor Judah of his God, of
the Lord of hosts; though their land
was filled with sin against the Holy
One of Israel.

    6 Flee out of the midst of Babylon,
and deliver every man his soul: be
not cut off in her iniquity; for this
is the time of the Lord's vengeance;
he will render unto her a recompence.


    10 The Lord hath brought forth our
righteousness: come, and let us
declare in Zion the work of the Lord
our God.

***
Hebrews 4:14-16

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

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

    16 Let us therefore come boldly
unto the throne of grace, that we may
obtain mercy, and find grace to help
in time of need.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 310:18-23


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 311:19

    (Soul impeccable)
    So long as we believe that soul can sin or that immortal Soul is in mortal body, we can never understand the Science of being. When humanity does understand this Science, it will become the law of Life to man, - even the higher law of Soul, which prevails over material sense through harmony and immortality.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 481:28-32

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


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

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


    (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.


Section 3


Isaiah 42:1-3

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

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

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

***
John 12:20-23,26-28

    20 #And there were certain Greeks
among them that came up to worship at
the feast:

    21 The same came therefore to
Philip, which was of Bethsaida of
Galilee, and desired him, saying,
Sir, we would see Jesus.

    22 Philip cometh and telleth
Andrew: and again Andrew and Philip
tell Jesus.

    23 #And Jesus answered them,
saying, The hour is come, that the
Son of man should be glorified.

    26 If any man serve me, let him
follow me; and where I am, there
shall also my servant be: if any man
serve me, him will my Father honour.

    27 Now is my soul troubled; and
what shall I say? Father, save me
from this hour: but for this cause
came I unto this hour.

    28 Father, glorify thy name. Then
came there a voice from heaven,
saying, I have both glorified it, and
will glorify it again.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 273:18


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

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


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 302:19


    (Definition of man)
    The Science of being reveals man as perfect, even as the Father is perfect, because the Soul, or Mind, of the spiritual man is God, the divine Principle of all being, and because this real man is governed by Soul instead of sense, by the law of Spirit, not by the so-called laws of matter.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 536:11


    (The fall of error)
    If man's spiritual gravitation and attraction to one Father, in whom we "live, and move, and have our being," should be lost, and if man should be governed by corporeality instead of divine Principle, by body instead of by Soul, man would be annihilated. Created by flesh instead of by Spirit, starting from matter instead of from God, mortal man would be governed by himself. The blind leading the blind, both would fall.

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


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


Section 4


Jeremiah 6:16

    16 Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in
the ways, and see, and ask for the
old paths, where is the good way, and
walk therein, and ye shall find rest
for your souls. But they said, We
will not walk therein.

***
Mark 8:34-37

    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.

    35 For whosoever will save his life
shall lose it; but whosoever shall
lose his life for my sake and the
gospel's, the same shall save it.

    36 For what shall it profit a man,
if he shall gain the whole world, and
lose his own soul?

    37 Or what shall a man give in
exchange for his soul?

***
Matthew 11:29,30

    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.

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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 485:19

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


    (Scientific translations) The belief that life can be in matter or soul in body, and that man springs from dust or from an egg, is the result of the mortal error which Christ, or Truth, destroys by fulfilling the spiritual law of being, in which man is perfect, even as the "Father which is in heaven is perfect." If thought yields its dominion to other powers, it cannot outline on the body its own beautiful images, but it effaces them and delineates foreign agents, called disease and sin.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 478:3

(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?


    (A vacant domicile)
    What evidence of Soul or of immortality have you within mortality? Even according to the teachings of natural science, man has never beheld Spirit or Soul leaving a body or entering it. What basis is there for the theory of indwelling spirit, except the claim of mortal belief? What would be thought of the declaration that a house was inhabited, and by a certain class of persons, when no such persons were ever seen to go into the house or to come out of it, nor were they even visible through the windows? Who can see a soul in the body?

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 200:20


    (A mortal not man)
    The suppositional antipode of divine infinite Spirit is the so-called human soul or spirit, in other words the five senses, - the flesh that warreth against Spirit. These so-called material senses must yield to the infinite Spirit, named God.


Section 5


Job 2:7,11-13

    7 #So went Satan forth from the
presence of the Lord, and smote Job
with sore boils from the sole of his
foot unto his crown.

    11 #Now when Job's three friends
heard of all this evil that was come
upon him, they came every one from
his own place: Eliphaz the Temanite,
and Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar
the Naamathite; for they had made an
appointment together to come to mourn
with him and to comfort him.

    12 And when they lifted up their
eyes afar off, and knew him not, they
lifted up their voice, and wept; and
they rent every one his mantle, and
sprinkled dust upon their heads
toward heaven.

    13 So they sat down with him upon
the ground seven days and seven
nights, and none spake a word unto
him: for they saw that his grief was
very great.

***
Luke 5:12,13,29-32

    12 #And it came to pass, when he
was in a certain city, behold a man
full of leprosy: who seeing Jesus
fell on his face, and besought him,
saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou
canst make me clean.

    13 And he put forth his hand, and
touched him, saying, I will: be thou
clean. And immediately the leprosy
departed from him.

    29 And Levi made him a great feast
in his own house: and there was a
great company of publicans and of
others that sat down with them.

    30 But their scribes and Pharisees
murmured against his disciples,
saying, Why do ye eat and drink with
publicans and sinners?

    31 And Jesus answering said unto
them, They that are whole need not a
physician: but they that are sick.

    32 I came not to call the
righteous, but sinners to repentance.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 218:9


    (Coalition of sin and sickness)
    The body is supposed to say, "I am ill." The reports of sickness may form a coalition with the reports of sin, and say, "I am malice, lust, appetite, envy, hate." What renders both sin and sickness difficult of cure is, that the human mind is the sinner, disinclined to self-correction, and believing that the body can be sick independently of mortal mind and that the divine Mind has no jurisdiction over the body.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 379:1-4


    (Jurisdiction of Mind)
    If disease can attack and control the body without the consent of mortals, sin can do the same, for both are errors, announced as partners in the beginning.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 260:20-30


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

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 390:4


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


Section 6


Luke 11:34-36

    34 The light of the body is the
eye: therefore when thine eye is
single, thy whole body also is full
of light; but when thine eye is evil,
thy body also is full of darkness.

    35 Take heed therefore that the
light which is in thee be not
darkness.

    36 If thy whole body therefore be
full of light, having no part dark,
the whole shall be full of light, as
when the bright shining of a candle
doth give thee light.

***
I Peter 2:11,21,24

    11 Dearly beloved, I beseech you as
strangers and pilgrims, abstain from
fleshly lusts, which war against the
soul;

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

    24 Who his own self bare our sins
in his own body on the tree, that we,
being dead to sins, should live unto
righteousness: by whose stripes ye
were healed.

***
I Thessalonians 5:23

    23 And the very God of peace
sanctify you wholly; and I pray God
your whole spirit and soul and body
be preserved blameless unto the
coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 393:16-28


    (No pain in matter)
    Be firm in your understanding that the divine Mind governs, and that in Science man reflects God's government. Have no fear that matter can ache, swell, and be inflamed as the result of a law of any kind, when it is self-evident that matter can have no pain nor inflammation. Your body would suffer no more from tension or wounds than the trunk of a tree which you gash or the electric wire which you stretch, were it not for mortal mind.
    When Jesus declares that "the light of the body is the eye," he certainly means that light depends upon Mind, not upon the complex humors, lenses, muscles, the iris and pupil, constituting the visual organism.

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 62:20-1


    (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.
    (Superior law of Soul)
    The higher nature of man is not governed by the lower; if it were, the order of wisdom would be reversed. Our false views of life hide eternal harmony, and produce the ills of which we complain. Because mortals believe in material laws and reject the Science of Mind, this does not make materiality first and the superior law of Soul last.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 9:17


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

Subheadings in this lesson

21 1 - -19- Soul and Spirit one
21 1 - Soul defined
21 1 - Mankind redeemed
21 2 - Soul imperishable
21 2 - Soul impeccable
21 2 - Sense and pure Soul
21 2 - Rebukes helpful
21 3 - Science versus sense
21 3 - Jesus' disregard of matter
21 3 - Definition of man
21 3 - The fall of error
21 3 - Corporeal changes
21 4 - Unscientific theories
21 4 - Scientific translations
21 4 - A vacant domicile
21 4 - A mortal not man
21 5 - Coalition of sin and sickness
21 5 - Jurisdiction of Mind
21 5 - Requisite change of our ideals
21 5 - Ultimate harmony
21 6 - No pain in matter
21 6 - The Mind creative
21 6 - Superior law of Soul
21 6 - Practical religion


November 22,1903

Subject: 22

ANCIENT AND MODERN NECROMANCY, ALIAS MESMERISM AND HYPNOTISM, DENOUNCED.

ooo3



-- Golden Text --

Matthew 12:34

    34 O generation of vipers, how can
ye, being evil, speak good things? for
out of the abundance of the heart the
mouth speaketh.


Responsive Reading


II Timothy 3:1-14

    1 This know also, that in the last
days perilous times shall come.

    2 For men shall be lovers of their
own selves, covetous, boasters, proud,
blasphemers, disobedient to parents,
unthankful, unholy,

    3 Without natural affection,
trucebreakers, false accusers,
incontinent, fierce, despisers of
those that are good,

    4 Traitors, heady, highminded,
lovers of pleasures more than lovers
of God;

    5 Having a form of godliness, but
denying the power thereof: from such
turn away.

    6 For of this sort are they which
creep into houses, and lead captive
silly women laden with sins, led away
with divers lusts,

    7 Ever learning, and never able to
come to the knowledge of the truth.

    8 Now as Jannes and Jambres
withstood Moses, so do these also
resist the truth: men of corrupt
minds, reprobate concerning the
faith.

    9 But they shall proceed no
further: for their folly shall be
manifest unto all men, as theirs also
was.

    10 But thou hast fully known my
doctrine, manner of life, purpose,
faith, longsuffering, charity,
patience,

    11 Persecutions, afflictions, which
came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium,
at Lystra; what persecutions I
endured: but out of them all the Lord
delivered me.

    12 Yea, and all that will live
godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer
persecution.

    13 But evil men and seducers shall
wax worse and worse, deceiving, and
being deceived.

    14 But continue thou in the things
which thou hast learned and hast been
assured of, knowing of whom thou hast
learned them;


Section 1


Genesis 2:7,18,19

    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.

    18 #And the Lord God said, It is
not good that the man should be
alone; I will make him an help meet
for him.

    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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 528:4-19


    (Creation's counterfeit)
    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.



    (Hypnotic surgery)
    Genesis ii. 21, 22. And the Lord God [Jehovah, Yawah] 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; and the rib, which the Lord God [Jehovah] had taken from man, made He a woman, and brought her unto the man.



    Here falsity, error, credits Truth, God, with inducing a sleep or hypnotic state in Adam in order to perform a surgical operation on him and thereby create woman. This is the first record of magnetism.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 490:28

(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


    (Sleep an illusion)
    Sleep and mesmerism explain the mythical nature of material sense. Sleep shows material sense as either oblivion, nothingness, or an illusion or dream. Under the mesmeric illusion of belief, a man will think that he is freezing when he is warm, and that he is swimming when he is on dry land. Needle-thrusts will not hurt him. A delicious perfume will seem intolerable. Animal magnetism thus uncovers material sense, and shows it to be a belief without actual foundation or validity. Change the belief, and the sensation changes. Destroy the belief, and the sensation disappears.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 491:21

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

    (Material man as a dream)
    Science reveals material man as never the real being. The dream or belief goes on, whether our eyes are closed or open. In sleep, memory and consciousness are lost from the body, and they wander whither they will apparently with their own separate embodiment. Personality is not the individuality of man. A wicked man may have an attractive personality.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 530:26-29


    (Scriptural allegory)
    The history of error is a dream-narrative. The dream has no reality, no intelligence, no mind; therefore the dreamer and dream are one, for neither is true nor real.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 71:17


    (Dream-lessons)
    From dreams also you learn that neither mortal mind nor matter is the image or likeness of God, and that immortal Mind is not in matter.


Section 2


Deuteronomy 18:9-12

    9 #When thou art come into the land
which the Lord thy God giveth thee,
thou shalt not learn to do after the
abominations of those nations.

    10 There shall not be found among
you any one that maketh his son or
his daughter to pass through the
fire, or that useth divination, or an
observer of times, or an enchanter,
or a witch,

    11 Or a charmer, or a consulter
with familiar spirits, or a wizard,
or a necromancer.

    12 For all that do these things are
an abomination unto the Lord: and
because of these abominations the
Lord thy God doth drive them out from
before thee.

***
Isaiah 2:6,11

    6 #Therefore thou hast forsaken thy
people the house of Jacob, because
they be replenished from the east,
and are soothsayers like the
Philistines, and they please
themselves in the children of
strangers.

    11 The lofty looks of man shall be
humbled, and the haughtiness of men
shall be bowed down, and the Lord
alone shall be exalted in that day.

***
Romans 8:3

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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 539:10-19


    (Only one standard)
    God could never impart an element of evil, and man possesses nothing which he has not derived from God. How then has man a basis for wrong-doing? Whence does he obtain the propensity or power to do evil? Has Spirit resigned to matter the government of the universe?
    (A type of falsehood)
    The Scriptures declare that God condemned this lie as to man's origin and character by condemning its symbol, the serpent, to grovel beneath all the beasts of the field.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 450:27-2


    (False claims annihilated)
    Who, that has felt the perilous beliefs in life, substance, and intelligence separated from God, can say that there is no error of belief? Knowing the claim of animal magnetism, that all evil combines in the belief of life, substance, and intelligence in matter, electricity, animal nature, and organic life, who will deny that these are the errors which Truth must and will annihilate?

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 451:19

    (Obligations of teachers)
    Every Christian Scientist, every conscientious teacher of the Science of Mind-healing, knows that human will is not Christian Science, and he must recognize this in order to defend himself from the influence of human will. He feels morally obligated to open the eyes of his students that they may perceive the nature and methods of error of every sort, especially any subtle degree of evil, deceived and deceiving. All mental malpractice arises from ignorance or malice aforethought. It is the injurious action of one mortal mind controlling another from wrong motives, and it is practised either with a mistaken or a wicked purpose.


Section 3


Exodus 7:8-13

    8 #And the Lord spake unto Moses
and unto Aaron, saying,

    9 When Pharaoh shall speak unto
you, saying, Shew a miracle for you:
then thou shalt say unto Aaron, Take
thy rod, and cast it before Pharaoh,
and it shall become a serpent.

    10 #And Moses and Aaron went in
unto Pharaoh, and they did so as the
Lord had commanded: and Aaron cast
down his rod before Pharaoh, and
before his servants, and it became a
serpent.

    11 Then Pharaoh also called the
wise men and the sorcerers: now the
magicians of Egypt, they also did in
like manner with their enchantments.

    12 For they cast down every man his
rod, and they became serpents: but
Aaron's rod swallowed up their rods.

    13 And he hardened Pharaoh's heart,
that he hearkened not unto them; as
the Lord had said.
Exodus 10:28,29

    28 And Pharaoh said unto him, Get
thee from me, take heed to thyself,
see my face no more; for in that day
thou seest my face thou shalt die.

    29 And Moses said, Thou hast spoken
well, I will see thy face again no
more.
Exodus 11:4,5

    4 And Moses said, Thus saith the
Lord, About midnight will I go out
into the midst of Egypt:

    5 And all the firstborn in the land
of Egypt shall die, from the
firstborn of Pharaoh that sitteth
upon his throne, even unto the
firstborn of the maidservant that is
behind the mill; and all the
firstborn of beasts.

***
Romans 7:12,13

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

    13 Was then that which is good made
death unto me? God forbid. But sin,
that it might appear sin, working
death in me by that which is good;
that sin by the commandment might
become exceeding sinful.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 476:6-9

(14) Question: What is man?
ADAM = That which is not the image and likeness of good, but a material belief, opposed to the one Mind, or Spirit.
Topic: Unreality


    (Mortals are not immortals)
    Error, urged to its final limits, is self-destroyed. Error will cease to claim that soul is in body, that life and intelligence are in matter, and that this matter is man.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 542:22


    (Retribution and remorse)
    Justice marks the sinner, and teaches mortals not to remove the waymarks of God. To envy's own hell, justice consigns the lie which, to advance itself, breaks God's commandments.

o4oo Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked - 103:6-9,15-28


    (Liberation of mental powers)
    The destruction of the claims of mortal mind through Science, by which man can escape from sin and mortality, blesses the whole human family.
    The maximum of good is the infinite God and His idea, the All-in-all. Evil is a suppositional lie.
    (The genus of error)
    As named in Christian Science, animal magnetism or hypnotism is the specific term for error, or mortal mind. It is the false belief that mind is in matter, and is both evil and good; that evil is as real as good and more powerful. This belief has not one quality of Truth. It is either ignorant or malicious. The malicious form of hypnotism ultimates in moral idiocy. The truths of immortal Mind sustain man, and they annihilate the fables of mortal mind, whose flimsy and gaudy pretensions, like silly moths, singe their own wings and fall into dust.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 185:6-17


    (A so-called mind-cure)
    No system of hygiene but Christian Science is purely mental. Before this book was published, other books were in circulation, which discussed "mental medicine" and "mind-cure," operating through the power of the earth's magnetic currents to regulate life and health. Such theories and such systems of so-called mind-cure, which have sprung up, are as material as the prevailing systems of medicine. They have their birth in mortal mind, which puts forth a human conception in the name of Science to match the divine Science of immortal Mind, even as the necromancers of Egypt strove to emulate the wonders wrought by Moses.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 186:17-22

    (Evil negative and self-destructive)
    Evil is self-assertive. It says: "I am a real entity, overmastering good." This falsehood should strip evil of all pretensions. The only power of evil is to destroy itself. It can never destroy one iota of good. Every attempt of evil to destroy good is a failure, and only aids in peremptorily punishing the evil-doer.


Section 4


Isaiah 47:8,9

    8 Therefore hear now this, thou
that art given to pleasures, that
dwellest carelessly, that sayest in
thine heart, I am, and none else
beside me; I shall not sit as a
widow, neither shall I know the loss
of children:

    9 But these two things shall come
to thee in a moment in one day, the
loss of children, and widowhood: they
shall come upon thee in their
perfection for the multitude of thy
sorceries, and for the great
abundance of thine enchantments.
Isaiah 57:4,5

    4 Against whom do ye sport
yourselves? against whom make ye a
wide mouth, and draw out the tongue?
are ye not children of transgression,
a seed of falsehood,

    5 Enflaming yourselves with idols
under every green tree, slaying the
children in the valleys under the
clifts of the rocks?

***
II Peter 2:9,10

    9 The Lord knoweth how to deliver
the godly out of temptations, and to
reserve the unjust unto the day of
judgment to be punished:

    10 But chiefly them that walk after
the flesh in the lust of uncleanness,
and despise government. Presumptuous
are they, selfwilled, they are not
afraid to speak evil of dignities.

***
Jude 1:17,18

    17 But, beloved, remember ye the
words which were spoken before of the
apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ;

    18 How that they told you there
should be mockers in the last time,
who should walk after their own
ungodly lusts.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 241:8


    (The doom of sin) The sensualist's affections are as imaginary, whimsical, and unreal as his pleasures. Falsehood, envy, hypocrisy, malice, hate, revenge, and so forth, steal away the treasures of Truth. Stripped of its coverings, what a mocking spectacle is sin!

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 65:7-16


    (Righteous foundations)
    If the foundations of human affection are consistent with progress, they will be strong and enduring. Divorces should warn the age of some fundamental error in the marriage state. The union of the sexes suffers fearful discord. To gain Christian Science and its harmony, life should be more metaphysically regarded.
    (Powerless promises)
    The broadcast powers of evil so conspicuous to-day show themselves in the materialism and sensualism of the age, struggling against the advancing spiritual era.

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 5


Matthew 12:22,24-28

    22 #Then was brought unto him one
possessed with a devil, blind, and
dumb: and he healed him, insomuch
that the blind and dumb both spake
and saw.

    24 But when the Pharisees heard it,
they said, This fellow doth not cast
out devils, but by Beelzebub the
prince of the devils.

    25 And Jesus knew their thoughts,
and said unto them, Every kingdom
divided against itself is brought to
desolation; and every city or house
divided against itself shall not
stand:

    26 And if Satan cast out Satan, he
is divided against himself; how shall
then his kingdom stand?

    27 And if I by Beelzebub cast out
devils, by whom do your children cast
them out? therefore they shall be
your judges.

    28 But if I cast out devils by the
Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God
is come unto you.
Matthew 24:24

    24 For there shall arise false
Christs, and false prophets, and
shall shew great signs and wonders;
insomuch that, if it were possible,
they shall deceive the very elect.

***
Revelation 13:1,3,4

    1 And I stood upon the sand of the
sea, and saw a beast rise up out of
the sea, having seven heads and ten
horns, and upon his horns ten crowns,
and upon his heads the name of
blasphemy.

    3 And I saw one of his heads as it
were wounded to death; and his deadly
wound was healed: and all the world
wondered after the beast.

    4 And they worshipped the dragon
which gave power unto the beast: and
they worshipped the beast, saying,
Who is like unto the beast? who is
able to make war with him?
Revelation 16:13,14

    13 And I saw three unclean spirits
like frogs come out of the mouth of
the dragon, and out of the mouth of
the beast, and out of the mouth of
the false prophet.

    14 For they are the spirits of
devils, working miracles, which go
forth unto the kings of the earth and
of the whole world, to gather them to
the battle of that great day of God
Almighty.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 563:8-10,27-12


    (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.
    (Animal tendency)
    The serpentine form stands for subtlety, winding its way amidst all evil, but doing this in the name of good. Its sting is spoken of by Paul, when he refers to "spiritual wickedness in high places." It is the animal instinct in mortals, which would impel them to devour each other and cast out devils through Beelzebub.
    As of old, evil still charges the spiritual idea with error's own nature and methods. This malicious animal instinct, of which the dragon is the type, incites mortals to kill morally and physically even their fellow-mortals, and worse still, to charge the innocent with the crime. This last infirmity of sin will sink its perpetrator into a night without a star.
    (Malicious barbarity)
    The author is convinced that the accusations against Jesus of Nazareth and even his crucifixion were instigated by the criminal instinct here described.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 484:6-9,21

(18) Question: Does Christian Science, or metaphysical healing, include medication, material hygiene, mesmerism, hypnotism, theosophy, or spiritualism?
ADAM = A so-called man, whose origin, substance, and mind are found to be the antipode of God, or Spirit.
Topic: Everlasting Punishment


    (Mindless methods)
    Question. - Does Christian Science, or metaphysical healing, include medication, material hygiene, mesmerism, hypnotism, theosophy, or spiritualism?
    Answer.
    (Animal magnetism error)
    Mesmerism is mortal, material illusion. Animal magnetism is the voluntary or involuntary action of error in all its forms; it is the human antipode of divine Science. Science must triumph over material sense, and Truth over error, thus putting an end to the hypotheses involved in all false theories and practices.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 185:22


    (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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 52:29-3


    (Defamatory accusations)
    The accusations of the Pharisees were as self-contradictory as their religion. The bigot, the debauchee, the hypocrite, called Jesus a glutton and a wine-bibber. They said: "He casteth out devils through Beelzebub," and is the "friend of publicans and sinners." The latter accusation was true, but not in their meaning.


Section 6


Matthew 12:32

    32 And whosoever speaketh a word
against the Son of man, it shall be
forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh
against the Holy Ghost, it shall not
be forgiven him, neither in this
world, neither in the world to come.

***
John 15:22-24

    22 If I had not come and spoken
unto them, they had not had sin: but
now they have no cloak for their sin.


    23 He that hateth me hateth my
Father also.

    24 If I had not done among them the
works which none other man did, they
had not had sin: but now have they
both seen and hated both me and my
Father.

***
Acts 5:22,23,26

    22 But when the officers came, and
found them not in the prison, they
returned, and told,

    23 Saying, The prison truly found
we shut with all safety, and the
keepers standing without before the
doors: but when we had opened, we
found no man within.

    26 Then went the captain with the
officers, and brought them without
violence: for they feared the people,
lest they should have been stoned.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 51:24-32


    (Example for our salvation)
    The motives of his persecutors were pride, envy, cruelty, and vengeance, inflicted on the physical Jesus, but aimed at the divine Principle, Love, which rebuked their sensuality.
    Jesus was unselfish. His spirituality separated him from sensuousness, and caused the selfish materialist to hate him; but it was this spirituality which enabled Jesus to heal the sick, cast out evil, and raise the dead.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 133:32


    (Priestly learning) Creeds and rituals have not cleansed their hands of rabbinical lore. To-day the cry of bygone ages is repeated, "Crucify him!" At every advancing step, truth is still opposed with sword and spear.

o4oo Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked - 102:16-23


    (Hidden agents)
    The mild forms of animal magnetism are disappearing, and its aggressive features are coming to the front. The looms of crime, hidden in the dark recesses of mortal thought, are every hour weaving webs more complicated and subtle. So secret are the present methods of animal magnetism that they ensnare the age into indolence, and produce the very apathy on the subject which the criminal desires.

o4oo Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked - 104:13

    (Perfection of divine government)
    Christian Science goes to the bottom of mental action, and reveals the theodicy which indicates the rightness of all divine action, as the emanation of divine Mind, and the consequent wrongness of the opposite so-called action, - evil, occultism, necromancy, mesmerism, animal magnetism, hypnotism.

o4oo Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked - 106:12-29

    (Proper self-government)
    Man's rights are invaded when the divine order is interfered with, and the mental trespasser incurs the divine penalty due this crime.
    (Right methods)
    Let this age, which sits in judgment on Christian Science, sanction only such methods as are demonstrable in Truth and known by their fruit, and classify all others as did St. Paul in his great epistle to the Galatians, when he wrote as follows:
    "Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, 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. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law."

Subheadings in this lesson

22 1 - Creation's counterfeit
22 1 - Hypnotic surgery
22 1 - Sleep an illusion
22 1 - Material man as a dream
22 1 - Scriptural allegory
22 1 - Dream-lessons
22 2 - Only one standard
22 2 - A type of falsehood
22 2 - False claims annihilated
22 2 - Obligations of teachers
22 3 - Mortals are not immortals
22 3 - Retribution and remorse
22 3 - Liberation of mental powers
22 3 - The genus of error
22 3 - A so-called mind-cure
22 3 - Evil negative and self-destructive
22 4 - The doom of sin
22 4 - Righteous foundations
22 4 - Powerless promises
22 4 - Animal magnetism destroyed
22 5 - The dragon as a type
22 5 - Animal tendency
22 5 - Malicious barbarity
22 5 - Mindless methods
22 5 - Animal magnetism error
22 5 - Jesus and hypnotism
22 5 - Defamatory accusations
22 6 - Example for our salvation
22 6 - Priestly learning
22 6 - Hidden agents
22 6 - Perfection of divine government
22 6 - Proper self-government
22 6 - Right methods


November 29,1903

Subject: 23

GOD THE ONLY CAUSE AND CREATOR.

oo3o



-- Golden Text --

Jeremiah 10:12

    12 He hath made the earth by his
power, he hath established the world
by his wisdom, and hath stretched out
the heavens by his discretion.


Responsive Reading


Psalm 135:1-7,13-18

    1 Praise ye the Lord. Praise ye
the name of the Lord; praise him, O
ye servants of the Lord.

    2 Ye that stand in the house of the
Lord, in the courts of the house of
our God,

    3 Praise the Lord; for the Lord is
good: sing praises unto his name; for
it is pleasant.

    4 For the Lord hath chosen Jacob
unto himself, and Israel for his
peculiar treasure.

    5 For I know that the Lord is
great, and that our Lord is above all
gods.

    6 Whatsoever the Lord pleased, that
did he in heaven, and in earth, in
the seas, and all deep places.

    7 He causeth the vapours to ascend
from the ends of the earth; he maketh
lightnings for the rain; he bringeth
the wind out of his treasuries.

    13 Thy name, O Lord, endureth for
ever; and thy memorial, O Lord,
throughout all generations.

    14 For the Lord will judge his
people, and he will repent himself
concerning his servants.

    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.


Section 1


Proverbs 8:1,22-30

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

    22 The Lord possessed me in the
beginning of his way, before his
works of old.

    23 I was set up from everlasting,
from the beginning, or ever the earth
was.

    24 When there were no depths, I was
brought forth; when there were no
fountains abounding with water.

    25 Before the mountains were
settled, before the hills was I
brought forth:

    26 While as yet he had not made the
earth, nor the fields, nor the
highest part of the dust of the
world.

    27 When he prepared the heavens, I
was there: when he set a compass upon
the face of the depth:

    28 When he established the clouds
above: when he strengthened the
fountains of the deep:

    29 When he gave to the sea his
decree, that the waters should not
pass his commandment: when he
appointed the foundations of the
earth:

    30 Then I was by him, as one
brought up with him: and I was daily
his delight, rejoicing always before
him;

***
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.

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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 207:20-29


    (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. 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.
    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.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 114:23-29


    (Causation mental)
    Christian Science explains all cause and effect as mental, not physical. It lifts the veil of mystery from Soul and body. It shows the scientific relation of man to God, disentangles the interlaced ambiguities of being, and sets free the imprisoned thought. In divine Science, the universe, including man, is spiritual, harmonious, and eternal.


Section 2


Amos 5:8

    8 Seek him that maketh the seven
stars and Orion, and turneth the
shadow of death into the morning, and
maketh the day dark with night: that
calleth for the waters of the sea,
and poureth them out upon the face of
the earth: The Lord is his name:

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

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

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

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

    26 Lift up your eyes on high, and
behold who hath created these things,
that bringeth out their host by
number: he calleth them all by names
by the greatness of his might, for
that he is strong in power; not one
faileth.

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.

583:20 Chapter 17: Glossary
(CREATOR)

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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 507:15-29


    (Divine propagation)
    The universe of Spirit reflects the creative power of the divine Principle, or Life, which reproduces the multitudinous forms of Mind and governs the multiplication of the compound idea man. The tree and herb do not yield fruit because of any propagating power of their own, but because they reflect the Mind which includes all. A material world implies a mortal mind and man a creator. The scientific divine creation declares immortal Mind and the universe created by God.
    (Ever-appearing creation)
    Infinite Mind creates and governs all, from the mental molecule to infinity. This divine Principle of all expresses Science and art throughout His creation, and the immortality of man and the universe. Creation is ever appearing, and must ever continue to appear from the nature of its inexhaustible source.


Section 3


Acts 7:49,50

    49 Heaven is my throne, and earth
is my footstool: what house will ye
build me? saith the Lord: or what is
the place of my rest?

    50 Hath not my hand made all these
things?

***
Job 9:1,2,8-11

    1 Then Job answered and said,

    2 I know it is so of a truth: but
how should man be just with God?

    8 Which alone spreadeth out the
heavens, and treadeth upon the waves
of the sea.

    9 Which maketh Arcturus, Orion, and
Pleiades, and the chambers of the
south.

    10 Which doeth great things past
finding out; yea, and wonders without
number.

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

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 255:6


    (Inadequate theories of creation)
    The mythical human theories of creation, anciently classified as the higher criticism, sprang from cultured scholars in Rome and in Greece, but they afforded no foundation for accurate views of creation by the divine Mind.

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 - 551:3


    (The real producer)
    Either Mind produces, or it is produced. If Mind is first, it cannot produce its opposite in quality and quantity, called matter. If matter is first, it cannot produce Mind. Like produces like. In natural history, the bird is not the product of a beast. In spiritual history, matter is not the progenitor of Mind.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 262:9


    (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.


Section 4


Proverbs 3:19

    19 The Lord by wisdom hath founded
the earth; by understanding hath he
established the heavens.

***
Jeremiah 10:12

    12 He hath made the earth by his
power, he hath established the world
by his wisdom, and hath stretched out
the heavens by his discretion.

***
Ecclesiastes 3:11,14

    11 He hath made every thing
beautiful in his time: also he hath
set the world in their heart, so that
no man can find out the work that God
maketh from the beginning to the end.


    14 I know that, whatsoever God
doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing
can be put to it, nor any thing taken
from it: and God doeth it, that men
should fear before him.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 205:12-21


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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 206:21

    (Birth and death unreal)
    Is God creating anew what He has already created? The Scriptures are definite on this point, declaring that His work was finished, nothing is new to God, and that it was good.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 520:16-11


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



    Here is the emphatic declaration that God creates all through Mind, not through matter, - that the plant grows, not because of seed or soil, but because growth is the eternal mandate of Mind. Mortal thought drops into the ground, but the immortal creating thought is from above, not from beneath. Because Mind makes all, there is nothing left to be made by a lower power. Spirit acts through the Science of Mind, never causing man to till the ground, but making him superior to the soil. Knowledge of this lifts man above the sod, above earth and its environments, to conscious spiritual harmony and eternal being.
    (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


Deuteronomy 10:14

    14 Behold, the heaven and the
heaven of heavens is the Lord's thy
God, the earth also, with all that
therein is.

***
Isaiah 45:18

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

***
Psalm 104:24-28,30

    24 O Lord, how manifold are thy
works! in wisdom hast thou made them
all: the earth is full of thy riches.


    25 So is this great and wide sea,
wherein are things creeping
innumerable, both small and great
beasts.

    26 There go the ships: there is
that leviathan, whom thou hast made
to play therein.

    27 These wait all upon thee; that
thou mayest give them their meat in
due season.

    28 That thou givest them they
gather: thou openest thine hand, they
are filled with good.

    30 Thou sendest forth thy spirit,
they are created: and thou renewest
the face of the earth.

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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 516:9-16


    (Love imparts beauty)
    God fashions all things, after His own likeness. Life is reflected in existence, Truth in truthfulness, God in goodness, which impart their own peace and permanence. Love, redolent with unselfishness, bathes all in beauty and light. The grass beneath our feet silently exclaims, "The meek shall inherit the earth." The modest arbutus sends her sweet breath to heaven.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 191:21


    (Spiritual freedom)
    By its own volition, not a blade of grass springs up, not a spray buds within the vale, not a leaf unfolds its fair outlines, not a flower starts from its cloistered cell.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 264:13,28


    (Self-completeness)
    As mortals gain more correct views of God and man, multitudinous objects of creation, which before were invisible, will become visible. 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.
    (Spiritual proofs of existence)
    When we learn the way in Christian Science and recognize man's spiritual being, we shall behold and understand God's creation, - all the glories of earth and heaven and man.


Section 6


Isaiah 66:22

    22 For as the new heavens and the
new earth, which I will make, shall
remain before me, saith the Lord, so
shall your seed and your name remain.

***
Revelation 21:7

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

***
Hebrews 12:22-24,28,29

    22 But ye are come unto mount Sion,
and unto the city of the living God,
the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an
innumerable company of angels,

    23 To the general assembly and
church of the firstborn, which are
written in heaven, and to God the
Judge of all, and to the spirits of
just men made perfect,

    24 And to Jesus the mediator of the
new covenant, and to the blood of
sprinkling, that speaketh better
things than that of Abel.

    28 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom
which cannot be moved, let us have
grace, whereby we may serve God
acceptably with reverence and godly
fear:

    29 For our God is a consuming fire.

***
Revelation 3:12

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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 512:20-25


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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 513:6-10,17,26-6

    (Spiritual spheres)
    Advancing spiritual steps in the teeming universe of Mind lead on to spiritual spheres and exalted beings. To material sense, this divine universe is dim and distant, gray in the sombre hues of twilight; but anon the veil is lifted, and the scene shifts into light.
    (Continuity of thoughts)
    Spirit diversifies, classifies, and individualizes all thoughts, which are as eternal as the Mind conceiving them; but the intelligence, existence, and continuity of all individuality remain in God, who is the divinely creative Principle thereof.
    (God's thoughts are spiritual realities)
    God creates all forms of reality. His thoughts are spiritual realities. So-called mortal mind - being non-existent and consequently not within the range of immortal existence - could not by simulating deific power invert the divine creation, and afterwards recreate persons or things upon its own plane, since nothing exists beyond the range of all-inclusive infinity, in which and of which God is the sole creator.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 503:9

    (Spiritual harmony)
    The divine Principle and idea constitute spiritual harmony, - heaven and eternity. In the universe of Truth, matter is unknown. No supposition of error enters there. Divine Science, the Word of God, saith to the darkness upon the face of error, "God is All-in-all," and the light of ever-present Love illumines the universe. Hence the eternal wonder, - that infinite space is peopled with God's ideas, reflecting Him in countless spiritual forms.

Subheadings in this lesson

23 1 - Causation considered
23 1 - One primal cause
23 1 - Causation mental
23 2 - Ideas and identities
23 2 - Divine propagation
23 2 - Ever-appearing creation
23 3 - Inadequate theories of creation
23 3 - Right interpretation
23 3 - The real producer
23 3 - Forgetfulness of self
23 4 - Creation perfect
23 4 - Perceiving the divine image
23 4 - Birth and death unreal
23 4 - Growth is from Mind
23 4 - Spiritual narrative
23 5 - Some lessons from nature
23 5 - Love imparts beauty
23 5 - Spiritual freedom
23 5 - Self-completeness
23 5 - Spiritual proofs of existence
23 6 - Multiplication of pure ideas
23 6 - Spiritual spheres
23 6 - Continuity of thoughts
23 6 - God's thoughts are spiritual realities
23 6 - Spiritual harmony


December 6,1903

Subject: 24

GOD THE PRESERVER OF MAN.

oo3o



-- Golden Text --

Isaiah 50:7

    7 #For the Lord God will help me;
therefore shall I not be confounded:
therefore have I set my face like a
flint, and I know that I shall not be
ashamed.


Responsive Reading


Psalm 140:1-7,11-13

    1 Deliver me, O Lord, from the
evil man: preserve me from the
violent man;

    2 Which imagine mischiefs in their
heart; continually are they gathered
together for war.

    3 They have sharpened their tongues
like a serpent; adders' poison is
under their lips.

    4 Keep me, O Lord, from the hands
of the wicked; preserve me from the
violent man; who have purposed to
overthrow my goings.

    5 The proud have hid a snare for
me, and cords; they have spread a net
by the wayside; they have set gins
for me.

    6 I said unto the Lord, Thou art my
God: hear the voice of my
supplications, O Lord.

    7 O God the Lord, the strength of
my salvation, thou hast covered my
head in the day of battle.

    11 Let not an evil speaker be
established in the earth: evil shall
hunt the violent man to overthrow
him.

    12 I know that the Lord will
maintain the cause of the afflicted,
and the right of the poor.

    13 Surely the righteous shall give
thanks unto thy name: the upright
shall dwell in thy presence.


Section 1


Deuteronomy 6:24,25

    24 And the Lord commanded us to do
all these statutes, to fear the Lord
our God, for our good always, that he
might preserve us alive, as it is at
this day.

    25 And it shall be our
righteousness, if we observe to do
all these commandments before the
Lord our God, as he hath commanded
us.

***
Psalm 66:8,9

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

    9 Which holdeth our soul in life,
and suffereth not our feet to be
moved.
Psalm 103:4,5

    4 Who redeemeth thy life from
destruction; who crowneth thee with
lovingkindness and tender mercies;

    5 Who satisfieth thy mouth with
good things; so that thy youth is
renewed like the eagle's.

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 62:22


    (The Mind creative)
    The divine Mind, which forms the bud and blossom, will care for the human body, even as it clothes the lily; but let no mortal interfere with God's government by thrusting in the laws of erring, human concepts.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 368:20-22


    (Life independent of matter)
    That Life is not contingent on bodily conditions is proved, when we learn that life and man survive this body.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 381:17-26

    (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.
    (God-given dominion)
    Think less of the enactments of mortal mind, and you will sooner grasp man's God-given dominion. You must understand your way out of human theories relating to health, or you will never believe that you are quite free from some ailment. The harmony and immortality of man will never be reached without the understanding that Mind is not in matter.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 487:27

(20b) Question: Who or what is it that believes?
ADAM = The opposer of Truth, termed error.
Topic: Soul and Body


    (Understanding versus belief) The understanding that Life is God, Spirit, lengthens our days by strengthening our trust in the deathless reality of Life, its almightiness and immortality.


Section 2


Psalm 18:32,35,36,39

    32 It is God that girdeth me with
strength, and maketh my way perfect.

    35 Thou hast also given me the
shield of thy salvation: and thy
right hand hath holden me up, and thy
gentleness hath made me great.

    36 Thou hast enlarged my steps
under me, that my feet did not slip.

    39 For thou hast girded me with
strength unto the battle: thou hast
subdued under me those that rose up
against me.
Psalm 138:3

    3 In the day when I cried thou
answeredst me, and strengthenedst me
with strength in my soul.

***
Isaiah 40:29,31

    29 He giveth power to the faint;
and to them that have no might he
increaseth strength.

    31 But they that wait upon the Lord
shall renew their strength; they
shall mount up with wings as eagles;
they shall run, and not be weary; and
they shall walk, and not faint.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 79:29


    (Divine strength)
    Mind-science teaches that mortals need "not be weary in well doing." It dissipates fatigue in doing good. Giving does not impoverish us in the service of our Maker, neither does withholding enrich us. We have strength in proportion to our apprehension of the truth, and our strength is not lessened by giving utterance to truth. A cup of coffee or tea is not the equal of truth, whether for the inspiration of a sermon or for the support of bodily endurance.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 387:3


    (Mind heals brain-disease)
    Because mortal mind is kept active, must it pay the penalty in a softened brain? Who dares to say that actual Mind can be overworked? When we reach our limits of mental endurance, we conclude that intellectual labor has been carried sufficiently far; but when we realize that immortal Mind is ever active, and that spiritual energies can neither wear out nor can so-called material law trespass upon God-given powers and resources, we are able to rest in Truth, refreshed by the assurances of immortality, opposed to mortality.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 384:30-11

    (Benefit of philanthropy)
    Sickness, sin, and death must at length quail before the divine rights of intelligence, and then the power of Mind over the entire functions and organs of the human system will be acknowledged. It is proverbial that Florence Nightingale and other philanthropists engaged in humane labors have been able to undergo without sinking fatigues and exposures which ordinary people could not endure. The explanation lies in the support which they derived from the divine law, rising above the human. The spiritual demand, quelling the material, supplies energy and endurance surpassing all other aids, and forestalls the penalty which our beliefs would attach to our best deeds.


Section 3


Proverbs 2:6,8

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

    8 He keepeth the paths of judgment,
and preserveth the way of his saints.

Proverbs 3:25,26

    25 Be not afraid of sudden fear,
neither of the desolation of the
wicked, when it cometh.

    26 For the Lord shall be thy
confidence, and shall keep thy foot
from being taken.

***
Psalm 91:4-6

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

    5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the
terror by night; nor for the arrow
that flieth by day;

    6 Nor for the pestilence that
walketh in darkness; nor for the
destruction that wasteth at noonday.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 454:5-9


    (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."

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 410:14,29-30


    (Love casteth out fear)
    Every trial of our faith in God makes us stronger. The more difficult seems the material condition to be overcome by Spirit, the stronger should be our faith and the purer our love. The Apostle John says: "There is no fear in Love, but perfect Love casteth out fear. . . . He that feareth is not made perfect in Love." Here is a definite and inspired proclamation of Christian Science.
    (Be not afraid)
    Christian scientific practice begins with Christ's keynote of harmony, "Be not afraid!"

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."

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 371:14

    (Ghost-stories inducing fear)
    Darkness induces fear. The adult, in bondage to his beliefs, no more comprehends his real being than does the child; and the adult must be taken out of his darkness, before he can get rid of the illusive sufferings which throng the gloaming. The way in divine Science is the only way out of this condition.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 321:6


    (Fear of the serpent overcome)
    The Hebrew Lawgiver, slow of speech, despaired of making the people understand what should be revealed to him. When, led by wisdom to cast down his rod, he saw it become a serpent, Moses fled before it; but wisdom bade him come back and handle the serpent, and then Moses' fear departed. In this incident was seen the actuality of Science. Matter was shown to be a belief only. The serpent, evil, under wisdom's bidding, was destroyed through understanding divine Science, and this proof was a staff upon which to lean. The illusion of Moses lost its power to alarm him, when he discovered that what he apparently saw was really but a phase of mortal belief.


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.

***
Acts 27:1,5,6,9-11,14,20-25,44(after .)

    1 And when it was determined that
we should sail into Italy, they
delivered Paul and certain other
prisoners unto one named Julius, a
centurion of Augustus' band.

    5 And when we had sailed over the
sea of Cilicia and Pamphylia, we came
to Myra, a city of Lycia.

    6 And there the centurion found a
ship of Alexandria sailing into
Italy; and he put us therein.

    9 Now when much time was spent, and
when sailing was now dangerous,
because the fast was now already
past, Paul admonished them,

    10 And said unto them, Sirs, I
perceive that this voyage will be
with hurt and much damage, not only
of the lading and ship, but also of
our lives.

    11 Nevertheless the centurion
believed the master and the owner of
the ship, more than those things
which were spoken by Paul.

    14 But not long after there arose
against it a tempestuous wind, called
Euroclydon.

    20 And when neither sun nor stars
in many days appeared, and no small
tempest lay on us, all hope that we
should be saved was then taken away.

    21 But after long abstinence Paul
stood forth in the midst of them, and
said, Sirs, ye should have hearkened
unto me, and not have loosed from
Crete, and to have gained this harm
and loss.

    22 And now I exhort you to be of
good cheer: for there shall be no
loss of any man's life among you, but
of the ship.

    23 For there stood by me this night
the angel of God, whose I am, and
whom I serve,

    24 Saying, Fear not, Paul; thou
must be brought before Caesar: and,
lo, God hath given thee all them that
sail with thee.

    25 Wherefore, sirs, be of good
cheer: for I believe God, that it
shall be even as it was told me.

***
And so it came to pass, that they
escaped all safe to land.

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.

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


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

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 494:15-19

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


    (Reason and Science)
    The miracle of grace is no miracle to Love. Jesus demonstrated the inability of corporeality, as well as the infinite ability of Spirit, thus helping erring human sense to flee from its own convictions and seek safety in divine Science.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 566:1


    (Spiritual guidance)
    As the children of Israel were guided triumphantly through the Red Sea, the dark ebbing and flowing tides of human fear, - as they were led through the wilderness, walking wearily through the great desert of human hopes, and anticipating the promised joy, - so shall the spiritual idea guide all right desires in their passage from sense to Soul, from a material sense of existence to the spiritual, up to the glory prepared for them who love God. Stately Science pauses not, but moves before them, a pillar of cloud by day and of fire by night, leading to divine heights.


Section 5


Isaiah 26:3

    3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect
peace, whose mind is stayed on thee:
because he trusteth in thee.
Isaiah 32:17

    17 And the work of righteousness
shall be peace; and the effect of
righteousness quietness and assurance
for ever.

***
Psalm 55:17,18

    17 Evening, and morning, and at
noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and
he shall hear my voice.

    18 He hath delivered my soul in
peace from the battle that was
against me: for there were many with
me.

***
Zechariah 9:8-10

    8 And I will encamp about mine
house because of the army, because of
him that passeth by, and because of
him that returneth: and no oppressor
shall pass through them any more: for
now have I seen with mine eyes.

    9 #Rejoice greatly, O daughter of
Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem:
behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he
is just, and having salvation; lowly,
and riding upon an ass, and upon a
colt the foal of an ass.

    10 And I will cut off the chariot
from Ephraim, and the horse from
Jerusalem, and the battle bow shall
be cut off: and he shall speak peace
unto the heathen: and his dominion
shall be from sea even to sea, and
from the river even to the ends of
the earth.

***
John 14:27

    27 Peace I leave with you, my peace
I give unto you: not as the world
giveth, give I unto you. Let not your
heart be troubled, neither let it be
afraid.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 40:31-13


    (Within the veil)
    The nature of Christianity is peaceful and blessed, but in order to enter into the kingdom, the anchor of hope must be cast beyond the veil of matter into the Shekinah into which Jesus has passed before us; and this advance beyond matter must come through the joys and triumphs of the righteous as well as through their sorrows and afflictions. Like our Master, we must depart from material sense into the spiritual sense of being.
    (The thorns and flowers)
    The God-inspired walk calmly on though it be with bleeding footprints, and in the hereafter they will reap what they now sow. The pampered hypocrite may have a flowery pathway here, but he cannot forever break the Golden Rule and escape the penalty due.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 264:24


    (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.

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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 324:7-12

    (Narrow pathway)
    Unless the harmony and immortality of man are becoming more apparent, we are not gaining the true idea of God; and the body will reflect what governs it, whether it be Truth or error, understanding or belief, Spirit or matter. Therefore "acquaint now thyself with Him, and be at peace."


Section 6


II Timothy 1:7,9,12

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

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

    12 For the which cause I also
suffer these things: nevertheless I
am not ashamed: for I know whom I
have believed, and am persuaded that
he is able to keep that which I have
committed unto him against that day.

***
Philipians 1:3,6

    3 I thank my God upon every
remembrance of you,

    6 Being confident of this very
thing, that he which hath begun a
good work in you will perform it
until the day of Jesus Christ:

***
Jude 1:24,25

    24 Now unto him that is able to
keep you from falling, and to present
you faultless before the presence of
his glory with exceeding joy,

    25 To the only wise God our
Saviour, be glory and majesty,
dominion and power, both now and
ever. Amen.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 493:28-14

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


    (Mind destroys all ills)
    If Jesus awakened Lazarus from the dream, illusion, of death, this proved that the Christ could improve on a false sense. Who dares to doubt this consummate test of the power and willingness of divine Mind to hold man forever intact in his perfect state, and to govern man's entire action? Jesus said: "Destroy this temple [body], and in three days I [Mind] will raise it up;" and he did this for tired humanity's reassurance.
    (Inexhaustible divine Love)
    Is it not a species of infidelity to believe that so great a work as the Messiah's was done for himself or for God, who needed no help from Jesus' example to preserve the eternal harmony? But mortals did need this help, and Jesus pointed the way for them. Divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need. It is not well to imagine that Jesus demonstrated the divine power to heal only for a select number or for a limited period of time, since to all mankind and in every hour, divine Love supplies all good.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 87:25(only)


    (Buried secrets)
    The true concept is never lost.

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.

Subheadings in this lesson

24 1 - The Mind creative
24 1 - Life independent of matter
24 1 - No laws of matter
24 1 - God-given dominion
24 1 - Understanding versus belief
24 2 - Divine strength
24 2 - Mind heals brain-disease
24 2 - Benefit of philanthropy
24 3 - Impotence of hate
24 3 - Love casteth out fear
24 3 - Be not afraid
24 3 - Love frees from fear
24 3 - Ghost-stories inducing fear
24 3 - Fear of the serpent overcome
24 4 - Christian history
24 4 - Faith according to works
24 4 - Reason and Science
24 4 - Spiritual guidance
24 5 - Within the veil
24 5 - The thorns and flowers
24 5 - Spiritual proofs of existence
24 5 - A bright outlook
24 5 - Narrow pathway
24 6 - Mind destroys all ills
24 6 - Inexhaustible divine Love
24 6 - Buried secrets
24 6 - Christianity still rejected


December 13,1903

Subject: 25

IS THE UNIVERSE, INCLUDING MAN, EVOLVED BY ATOMIC FORCE?

o3oo



-- Golden Text --

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.


Responsive Reading


Psalm 113:1-4

    1 Praise ye the Lord. Praise, O ye
servants of the Lord, praise the name
of the Lord.

    2 Blessed be the name of the Lord
from this time forth and for
evermore.

    3 From the rising of the sun unto
the going down of the same the Lord's
name is to be praised.

    4 The Lord is high above all
nations, and his glory above the
heavens.
Psalm 115:9-18

    9 O Israel, trust thou in the Lord:
he is their help and their shield.

    10 O house of Aaron, trust in the
Lord: he is their help and their
shield.

    11 Ye that fear the Lord, trust in
the Lord: he is their help and their
shield.

    12 The Lord hath been mindful of
us: he will bless us; he will bless
the house of Israel; he will bless
the house of Aaron.

    13 He will bless them that fear the
Lord, both small and great.

    14 The Lord shall increase you more
and more, you and your children.

    15 Ye are blessed of the Lord which
made heaven and earth.

    16 The heaven, even the heavens,
are the Lord's: but the earth hath he
given to the children of men.

    17 The dead praise not the Lord,
neither any that go down into
silence.

    18 But we will bless the Lord from
this time forth and for evermore.
Praise the Lord.


Section 1


Psalm 115:2-4,8

    2 Wherefore should the heathen say,
Where is now their God?

    3 But our God is in the heavens: he
hath done whatsoever he hath pleased.


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

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

***
Isaiah 14:12-15,27

    12 How art thou fallen from heaven,
O Lucifer, son of the morning! how
art thou cut down to the ground,
which didst weaken the nations!

    13 For thou hast said in thine
heart, I will ascend into heaven, I
will exalt my throne above the stars
of God: I will sit also upon the
mount of the congregation, in the
sides of the north:

    14 I will ascend above the heights
of the clouds; I will be like the most
High.

    15 Yet thou shalt be brought down
to hell, to the sides of the pit.

    27 For the Lord of hosts hath
purposed, and who shall disannul it?
and his hand is stretched out, and
who shall turn it back?

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 135:9


    (Lawful wonders) Spiritual evolution alone is worthy of the exercise of divine power.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 547:15


    (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.

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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 551:12


    (The ascent of species)
    Evolution describes the gradations of human belief, but it does not acknowledge the method of divine Mind, nor see that material methods are impossible in divine Science and that all Science is of God, not of man.


Section 2


Psalm 102:18,25-28

    18 This shall be written for the
generation to come: and the people
which shall be created shall praise
the Lord.

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

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

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

    28 The children of thy servants
shall continue, and their seed shall
be established before thee.
Psalm 119:89,90

    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.

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 - 509:13-14,16-17


    (Rarefaction of thought)
    Spirit creates no other than heavenly or celestial bodies, but the stellar universe is no more celestial than our earth.
    God forms and peoples the universe.

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.

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 3


Isaiah 41:21-24,29

    21 Produce your cause, saith the
Lord; bring forth your strong
reasons, saith the King of Jacob.

    22 Let them bring them forth, and
shew us what shall happen: let them
shew the former things, what they be,
that we may consider them, and know
the latter end of them; or declare us
things for to come.

    23 Shew the things that are to come
hereafter, that we may know that ye
are gods: yea, do good, or do evil,
that we may be dismayed, and behold
it together.

    24 Behold, ye are of nothing, and
your work of nought: an abomination
is he that chooseth you.

    29 Behold, they are all vanity;
their works are nothing: their molten
images are wind and confusion.

***
Matthew 15:7-9,12,13

    7 Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias
prophesy of you, saying,

    8 This people draweth nigh unto me
with their mouth, and honoureth me
with their lips; but their heart is
far from me.

    9 But in vain they do worship me,
teaching for doctrines the
commandments of men.

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

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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 556:3


    (Genera classified)
    Vertebrata, articulata, mollusca, and radiata are mortal and material concepts classified, and are supposed to possess life and mind. These false beliefs will disappear, when the radiation of Spirit destroys forever all belief in intelligent matter. Then will the new heaven and new earth appear, for the former things will have passed away.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 545:11

    (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. Outside of Christian Science all is vague and hypothetical, the opposite of Truth; yet this opposite, in its false view of God and man, impudently demands a blessing.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 262:27


    (Mind the only cause)
    The foundation of mortal discord is a false sense of man's origin. To begin rightly is to end rightly. Every concept which seems to begin with the brain begins falsely. Divine Mind is the only cause or Principle of existence. Cause does not exist in matter, in mortal mind, or in physical forms.


Section 4


Romans 8:28-31

    28 And we know that all things work
together for good to them that love
God, to them who are the called
according to his purpose.

    29 For whom he did foreknow, he
also did predestinate to be conformed
to the image of his Son, that he
might be the firstborn among many
brethren.

    30 Moreover whom he did
predestinate, them he also called:
and whom he called, them he also
justified: and whom he justified,
them he also glorified.

    31 What shall we then say to these
things? If God be for us, who can be
against us?

***
I Corinthians 13:12

    12 For now we see through a glass,
darkly; but then face to face: now I
know in part; but then shall I know
even as also I am known.

***
II Corinthians 4:3,4

    3 But if our gospel be hid, it is
hid to them that are lost:

    4 In whom the god of this world
hath blinded the minds of them which
believe not, lest the light of the
glorious gospel of Christ, who is the
image of God, should shine unto them.

***
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 - 515:22-8


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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 507:15

    (Divine propagation)
    The universe of Spirit reflects the creative power of the divine Principle, or Life, which reproduces the multitudinous forms of Mind and governs the multiplication of the compound idea man. The tree and herb do not yield fruit because of any propagating power of their own, but because they reflect the Mind which includes all. A material world implies a mortal mind and man a creator. The scientific divine creation declares immortal Mind and the universe created by God.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 502:27-3

    (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.


Section 5


Romans 1:20

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

***
Ephesians 2:4,5,8-10

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

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

    8 For by grace are ye saved through
faith; and that not of yourselves: it
is the gift of God:

    9 Not of works, lest any man should
boast.

    10 For we are his workmanship,
created in Christ Jesus unto good
works, which God hath before ordained
that we should walk in them.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 547:25


    (True theory of the universe)
    The true theory of the universe, including man, is not in material history but in spiritual development. Inspired thought relinquishes a material, sensual, and mortal theory of the universe, and adopts the spiritual and immortal.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 172:3-22


    (Godless evolution)
    Theorizing about man's development from mushrooms to monkeys and from monkeys into men amounts to nothing in the right direction and very much in the wrong.
    Materialism grades the human species as rising from matter upward. How then is the material species maintained, if man passes through what we call death and death is the Rubicon of spirituality? Spirit can form no real link in this supposed chain of material being. But divine Science reveals the eternal chain of existence as uninterrupted and wholly spiritual; yet this can be realized only as the false sense of being disappears.
    (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."

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.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 264:13-21,28

    (Self-completeness)
    As mortals gain more correct views of God and man, multitudinous objects of creation, which before were invisible, will become visible. 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.
    (Spiritual proofs of existence)
    Spirit and its formations are the only realities of being. Matter disappears under the microscope of Spirit.
    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.


Section 6


Isaiah 52:1,8-10

    1 Awake, awake; put on thy
strength, O Zion; put on thy
beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the
holy city: for henceforth there shall
no more come into thee the
uncircumcised and the unclean.

    8 Thy watchmen shall lift up the
voice; with the voice together shall
they sing: for they shall see eye to
eye, when the Lord shall bring again
Zion.

    9 #Break forth into joy, sing
together, ye waste places of
Jerusalem: for the Lord hath
comforted his people, he hath
redeemed Jerusalem.

    10 The Lord hath made bare his holy
arm in the eyes of all the nations;
and all the ends of the earth shall
see the salvation of our God.

***
Revelation 19:7-9,16

    7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and
give honour to him: for the marriage
of the Lamb is come, and his wife
hath made herself ready.

    8 And to her was granted that she
should be arrayed in fine linen,
clean and white: for the fine linen
is the righteousness of saints.

    9 And he saith unto me, Write,
Blessed are they which are called
unto the marriage supper of the Lamb.
And he saith unto me, These are the
true sayings of God.

    16 And he hath on his vesture and
on his thigh a name written, KING OF
KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 561:20


    (Divinity and humanity)
    In divine revelation, material and corporeal selfhood disappear, and the spiritual idea is understood.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 504:3-15


    (Light preceding the sun)
    Genesis i. 5. And God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.



    All questions as to the divine creation being both spiritual and material are answered in this passage, for though solar beams are not yet included in the record of creation, still there is light. This light is not from the sun nor from volcanic flames, but it is the revelation of Truth and of spiritual ideas. This also shows that there is no place where God's light is not seen, since Truth, Life, and Love fill immensity and are ever-present. Was not this a revelation instead of a creation?

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 519:11-16

    (Infinity measureless)
    Human capacity is slow to discern and to grasp God's creation and the divine power and presence which go with it, demonstrating its spiritual origin. Mortals can never know the infinite, until they throw off the old man and reach the spiritual image and likeness.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 573:3-5


    (Man's present possibilities) The Revelator was on our plane of existence, while yet beholding what the eye cannot see, - that which is invisible to the uninspired thought.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 574:5-11

    (Vials of wrath and consolation)
    He writes, in Revelation xxi. 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 show thee the bride, the Lamb's wife.



    This ministry of Truth, this message from divine Love, carried John away in spirit.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 577:4

    (Divine sense of Deity)
    The Lamb's wife presents the unity of male and female as no longer two wedded individuals, but as two individual natures in one; and this compounded spiritual individuality reflects God as Father-Mother, not as a corporeal being. In this divinely united spiritual consciousness, there is no impediment to eternal bliss, - to the perfectibility of God's creation.

Subheadings in this lesson

25 1 - Lawful wonders
25 1 - Embryonic evolution
25 1 - Unescapable dilemma
25 1 - The ascent of species
25 2 - Mortals unlike immortals
25 2 - Rarefaction of thought
25 2 - Causation mental
25 2 - Perfection of creation
25 3 - Genera classified
25 3 - Mental tillage
25 3 - Mind the only cause
25 4 - Elohistic plurality
25 4 - Reflected likeness
25 4 - Divine propagation
25 4 - Ideas and identities
25 5 - True theory of the universe
25 5 - Godless evolution
25 5 - Degrees of development
25 5 - Spiritual discovery
25 5 - Self-completeness
25 5 - Spiritual proofs of existence
25 6 - Divinity and humanity
25 6 - Light preceding the sun
25 6 - Infinity measureless
25 6 - Man's present possibilities
25 6 - Vials of wrath and consolation
25 6 - Divine sense of Deity


December 20,1903

Subject: 26

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE.

3ooo



-- Golden Text --

Isaiah 52:7

    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!


Responsive Reading


Isaiah 49:7-13,16,18,22,23

    7 Thus saith the Lord, the Redeemer
of Israel, and his Holy One, to him
whom man despiseth, to him whom the
nation abhorreth, to a servant of
rulers, Kings shall see and arise,
princes also shall worship, because
the Lord that is faithful, and the
Holy One of Israel, and he shall
choose thee.

    8 Thus saith the Lord, In an
acceptable time have I heard thee,
and in a day of salvation have I
helped thee: and I will preserve
thee, and give thee for a covenant of
the people, to establish the earth,
to cause to inherit the desolate
heritages;

    9 That thou mayest say to the
prisoners, Go forth; to them that are
in darkness, Shew yourselves. They
shall feed in the ways, and their
pastures shall be in all high places.


    10 They shall not hunger nor
thirst; neither shall the heat nor
sun smite them: for he that hath
mercy on them shall lead them, even
by the springs of water shall he
guide them.

    11 And I will make all my mountains
a way, and my highways shall be
exalted.

    12 Behold, these shall come from
far: and, lo, these from the north
and from the west; and these from the
land of Sinim.

    13 #Sing, O heavens; and be joyful,
O earth; and break forth into
singing, O mountains: for the Lord
hath comforted his people, and will
have mercy upon his afflicted.

    16 Behold, I have graven thee upon
the palms of my hands; thy walls are
continually before me.

    18 #Lift up thine eyes round about,
and behold: all these gather
themselves together, and come to
thee. As I live, saith the Lord, thou
shalt surely clothe thee with them
all, as with an ornament, and bind
them on thee, as a bride doeth.

    22 Thus saith the Lord God, Behold,
I will lift up mine hand to the
Gentiles, and set up my standard to
the people: and they shall bring thy
sons in their arms, and thy daughters
shall be carried upon their
shoulders.

    23 And kings shall be thy nursing
fathers, and their queens thy nursing
mothers: they shall bow down to thee
with their face toward the earth, and
lick up the dust of thy feet; and
thou shalt know that I am the Lord:
for they shall not be ashamed that
wait for me.


Section 1


Psalm 138:2

    2 I will worship toward thy holy
temple, and praise thy name for thy
lovingkindness and for thy truth: for
thou hast magnified thy word above
all thy name.
Psalm 119:105,130,140,152

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

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

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

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

***
II Corinthians 2:14,17

    14 Now thanks be unto God, which
always causeth us to triumph in
Christ, and maketh manifest the
savour of his knowledge by us in
every place.

    17 For we are not as many, which
corrupt the word of God: but as of
sincerity, but as of God, in the
sight of God speak we in Christ.

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


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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 546:23-26


    (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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 24:4


    (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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 547:23-25,31-5


    (True theory of the universe)
    The Scriptures are very sacred. Our aim must be to have them understood spiritually, for only by this understanding can truth be gained.
    (Scriptural perception)
    It is this spiritual perception of Scripture, which lifts humanity out of disease and death and inspires faith. "The Spirit and the bride say, Come! . . . and whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely." Christian Science separates error from truth, and breathes through the sacred pages the spiritual sense of life, substance, and intelligence.


Section 2


Deuteronomy 3:24

    24 O Lord God, thou hast begun to
shew thy servant thy greatness, and
thy mighty hand: for what God is
there in heaven or in earth, that can
do according to thy works, and
according to thy might?
Deuteronomy 4:7

    7 For what nation is there so
great, who hath God so nigh unto
them, as the Lord our God is in all
things that we call upon him for?

***
Ephesians 1:15-21

    15 Wherefore I also, after I heard
of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and
love unto all the saints,

    16 Cease not to give thanks for
you, making mention of you in my
prayers,

    17 That the God of our Lord Jesus
Christ, the Father of glory, may give
unto you the spirit of wisdom and
revelation in the knowledge of him:

    18 The eyes of your understanding
being enlightened; that ye may know
what is the hope of his calling, and
what the riches of the glory of his
inheritance in the saints,

    19 And what is the exceeding
greatness of his power to usward who
believe, according to the working of
his mighty power,

    20 Which he wrought in Christ, when
he raised him from the dead, and set
him at his own right hand in the
heavenly places,

    21 Far above all principality, and
power, and might, and dominion, and
every name that is named, not only in
this world, but also in that which is
to come:

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 112:32


    (Principle and practice)
    God is the Principle of divine metaphysics. As there is but one God, there can be but one divine Principle of all Science; and there must be fixed rules for the demonstration of this divine Principle. The letter of Science plentifully reaches humanity to-day, but its spirit comes only in small degrees. The vital part, the heart and soul of Christian Science, is Love. Without this, the letter is but the dead body of Science, - pulseless, cold, inanimate.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 141:10

    (No ecclesiastical monopoly)
    All revelation (such is the popular thought!) must come from the schools and along the line of scholarly and ecclesiastical descent, as kings are crowned from a royal dynasty. In healing the sick and sinning, Jesus elaborated the fact that the healing effect followed the understanding of the divine Principle and of the Christ-spirit which governed the corporeal Jesus. For this Principle there is no dynasty, no ecclesiastical monopoly. Its only crowned head is immortal sovereignty. Its only priest is the spiritualized man. The Bible declares that all believers are made "kings and priests unto God." The outsiders did not then, and do not now, understand this ruling of the Christ; therefore they cannot demonstrate God's healing power. Neither can this manifestation of Christ be comprehended, until its divine Principle is scientifically understood.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 258:19


    (Infinity's reflection)
    The infinite Principle is reflected by the infinite idea and spiritual individuality, but the material so-called senses have no cognizance of either Principle or its idea. The human capacities are enlarged and perfected in proportion as humanity gains the true conception of man and God.


Section 3


John 12:46,47

    46 I am come a light into the
world, that whosoever believeth on me
should not abide in darkness.

    47 And if any man hear my words,
and believe not, I judge him not: for
I came not to judge the world, but to
save the world.
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.

***
Luke 14:27

    27 And whosoever doth not bear his
cross, and come after me, cannot be my
disciple.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 288:27


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

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 30:5


    (Jesus the way-shower)
    Born of a woman, Jesus' advent in the flesh partook partly of Mary's earthly condition, although he was endowed with the Christ, the divine Spirit, without measure. This accounts for his struggles in Gethsemane and on Calvary, and this enabled him to be the mediator, or way-shower, between God and men. Had his origin and birth been wholly apart from mortal usage, Jesus would not have been appreciable to mortal mind as "the way."

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 26:19

    (Proof in practice)
    A musician demonstrates the beauty of the music he teaches in order to show the learner the way by practice as well as precept. Jesus' teaching and practice of Truth involved such a sacrifice as makes us admit its Principle to be Love. This was the precious import of our Master's sinless career and of his demonstration of power over death. He proved by his deeds that Christian Science destroys sickness, sin, and death.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 41:22

    (Immortal achieval)
    Jesus foresaw the reception Christian Science would have before it was understood, but this foreknowledge hindered him not. He fulfilled his God-mission, and then sat down at the right hand of the Father. Persecuted from city to city, his apostles still went about doing good deeds, for which they were maligned and stoned. The truth taught by Jesus, the elders scoffed at. Why? Because it demanded more than they were willing to practise. It was enough for them to believe in a national Deity; but that belief, from their time to ours, has never made a disciple who could cast out evils and heal the sick.


Section 4


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.

***
Matthew 9:35,36

    35 And Jesus went about all the
cities and villages, teaching in
their synagogues, and preaching the
gospel of the kingdom, and healing
every sickness and every disease
among the people.

    36 #But when he saw the multitudes,
he was moved with compassion on them,
because they fainted, and were
scattered abroad, as sheep having no
shepherd.

***
Mark 2:15-17

    15 And it came to pass, that, as
Jesus sat at meat in his house, many
publicans and sinners sat also
together with Jesus and his
disciples: for there were many, and
they followed him.

    16 And when the scribes and
Pharisees saw him eat with publicans
and sinners, they said unto his
disciples, How is it that he eateth
and drinketh with publicans and
sinners?

    17 When Jesus heard it, he saith
unto them, They that are whole have
no need of the physician, but they
that are sick: I came not to call the
righteous, but sinners to repentance.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 342:21


    (Argument of good works)
    Christian Science awakens the sinner, reclaims the infidel, and raises from the couch of pain the helpless invalid. It speaks to the dumb the words of Truth, and they answer with rejoicing. It causes the deaf to hear, the lame to walk, and the blind to see. Who would be the first to disown the Christliness of good works, when our Master says, "By their fruits ye shall know them"?

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 404:26-1(to .)


    (Sin or fear the root of sickness)
    Healing the sick and reforming the sinner are one and the same thing in Christian Science. Both cures require the same method and are inseparable in Truth. Hatred, envy, dishonesty, fear, and so forth, make a man sick, and neither material medicine nor Mind can help him permanently, even in body, unless it makes him better mentally, and so delivers him from his destroyers.

o4oo Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked - xi:9-21

    The physical healing of Christian Science results now, as in Jesus' time, from the operation of divine Principle, before which sin and disease lose their reality in human consciousness and disappear as naturally and as necessarily as darkness gives place to light and sin to reformation. Now, as then, these mighty works are not supernatural, but supremely natural. They are the sign of Immanuel, or "God with us," - a divine influence ever present in human consciousness and repeating itself, coming now as was promised aforetime,


To preach deliverance to the captives [of sense],
And recovering of sight to the blind,
To set at liberty them that are bruised.


Section 5


Isaiah 12:2

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

***
Jeremiah 3:23

    23 Truly in vain is salvation hoped
for from the hills, and from the
multitude of mountains: truly in the
Lord our God is the salvation of
Israel.

***
Luke 1:68,69,77-79

    68 Blessed be the Lord God of
Israel; for he hath visited and
redeemed his people,

    69 And hath raised up an horn of
salvation for us in the house of his
servant David;

    77 To give knowledge of salvation
unto his people by the remission of
their sins,

    78 Through the tender mercy of our
God; whereby the dayspring from on
high hath visited us,

    79 To give light to them that sit
in darkness and in the shadow of
death, to guide our feet into the way
of peace.

***
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.

593:20 Chapter 17: Glossary
(SALVATION)

    SALVATION. Life, Truth, and Love understood and demonstrated as supreme over all; sin, sickness, and death destroyed.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 22:11-14


    (Wait for reward)
    "Work out your own salvation," is the demand of Life and Love, for to this end God worketh with you. "Occupy till I come!" Wait for your reward, and "be not weary in well doing."

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 39:18

    (Present salvation)
    "Now," cried the apostle, "is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation," - meaning, not that now men must prepare for a future-world salvation, or safety, but that now is the time in which to experience that salvation in spirit and in life. Now is the time for so-called material pains and material pleasures to pass away, for both are unreal, because impossible in Science. To break this earthly spell, mortals must get the true idea and divine Principle of all that really exists and governs the universe harmoniously. This thought is apprehended slowly, and the interval before its attainment is attended with doubts and defeats as well as triumphs.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 285:23


    (Salvation is through reform)
    By interpreting God as a corporeal Saviour but not as the saving Principle, or divine Love, we shall continue to seek salvation through pardon and not through reform, and resort to matter instead of Spirit for the cure of the sick. As mortals reach, through knowledge of Christian Science, a higher sense, they will seek to learn, not from matter, but from the divine Principle, God, how to demonstrate the Christ, Truth, as the healing and saving power.


Section 6


Psalm 48:1

    1 Great is the Lord, and greatly
to be praised in the city of our God,
in the mountain of his holiness.

***
Isaiah 60:11,14,15

    11 Therefore thy gates shall be
open continually: they shall not be
shut day nor night; that men may
bring unto thee the forces of the
Gentiles, and that their kings may be
brought.

    14 The sons also of them that
afflicted thee shall come bending
unto thee; and all they that despised
thee shall bow themselves down at the
soles of thy feet; and they shall
call thee, The city of the Lord, The
Zion of the Holy One of Israel.

    15 Whereas thou hast been forsaken
and hated, so that no man went through
thee, I will make thee an eternal
excellency, a joy of many
generations.

***
Revelation 21:1,2,24,25

    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.

    24 And the nations of them which
are saved shall walk in the light of
it: and the kings of the earth do
bring their glory and honour into it.


    25 And the gates of it shall not be
shut at all by day: for there shall
be no night there.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 575:7-13(to .),22


    (The city foursquare)
    This sacred city, described in the Apocalypse (xxi. 16) as one that "lieth foursquare" and cometh "down from God, out of heaven," represents the light and glory of divine Science. The builder and maker of this New Jerusalem is God, as we read in the book of Hebrews; and it is "a city which hath foundations."
    (The royally divine gates)
    As the Psalmist saith, "Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King." It is indeed a city of the Spirit, fair, royal, and square. Northward, its gates open to the North Star, the Word, the polar magnet of Revelation; eastward, to the star seen by the Wisemen of the Orient, who followed it to the manger of Jesus; southward, to the genial tropics, with the Southern Cross in the skies, - the Cross of Calvary, which binds human society into solemn union; westward, to the grand realization of the Golden Shore of Love and the Peaceful Sea of Harmony.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 577:12

    (The city of our God)
    This spiritual, holy habitation has no boundary nor limit, but its four cardinal points are: first, the Word of Life, Truth, and Love; second, the Christ, the spiritual idea of God; third, Christianity, which is the outcome of the divine Principle of the Christ-idea in Christian history; fourth, Christian Science, which to-day and forever interprets this great example and the great Exemplar. This city of our God has no need of sun or satellite, for Love is the light of it, and divine Mind is its own interpreter. All who are saved must walk in this light. Mighty potentates and dynasties will lay down their honors within the heavenly city. Its gates open towards light and glory both within and without, for all is good, and nothing can enter that city, which "defileth, . . . or maketh a lie."

Subheadings in this lesson

26 1 - Christian Science as old as God
26 1 - Dawning of spiritual facts
26 1 - Life's healing currents
26 1 - True theory of the universe
26 1 - Scriptural perception
26 2 - Principle and practice
26 2 - No ecclesiastical monopoly
26 2 - Infinity's reflection
26 3 - The Christ-element
26 3 - Jesus the way-shower
26 3 - Proof in practice
26 3 - Immortal achieval
26 4 - Argument of good works
26 4 - Sin or fear the root of sickness
26 5 - Wait for reward
26 5 - Present salvation
26 5 - Salvation is through reform
26 6 - The city foursquare
26 6 - The royally divine gates
26 6 - The city of our God

List of all subheadings



01 1 - Unchanging Principle
01 1 - Principle and practice
01 1 - Truth a present help
01 1 - All evil unnatural
01 2 - Salvation is through reform
01 2 - Effective triumph
01 2 - Example for our salvation
01 2 - Saviour's prediction
01 3 - Salvation is through reform
01 3 - Wrong and right way
01 3 - Blissful ignorance
01 3 - Basis of miracles
01 4 - - Prayer -
01 4 - Basis of miracles
01 4 - Destruction of all evil
01 4 - Prayer for the sick
01 4 - Love impartial and universal
01 5 - Our belief and understanding
01 5 - Original reflected
01 5 - Affirmation and result
01 5 - Solitary research
01 6 - Mind's manifestations immortal
01 6 - Man inseparable from Love
01 6 - Life eternal and present
01 6 - Understanding versus belief
03 1 - -2- The deific definitions
03 1 - -4- Life the creator
03 1 - Source of all life and action
03 1 - Spiritual structure
03 1 - Spiritual offspring
03 2 - Life independent of matter
03 2 - Spiritualized consciousness
03 2 - The Christ-element
03 2 - Mental propagation
03 3 - Sustenance spiritual
03 3 - God sustains man
03 3 - Life only in Spirit
03 3 - Patience and final perfection
03 4 - Careful guidance
03 4 - Raising the dead
03 4 - Our footsteps heavenward
03 4 - Christian standard
03 5 - Immaterial pleasure
03 5 - Scientific finalities
03 5 - Immutable identity of man
03 5 - Forgetfulness of self
03 6 - Living temple
03 6 - Life-power indestructible
03 6 - Death outdone
03 6 - The stone rolled away
04 1 - Divine allness
04 1 - Error unveiled
04 1 - All evil unnatural
04 1 - True theory of the universe
04 1 - Salvation is through reform
04 2 - Fevers the effect of fear
04 2 - Knowledge and Truth
04 2 - Seeming and being
04 2 - Christ's mission
04 2 - Efficacy of truth
04 2 - Science the way
04 3 - No physical science
04 3 - Conservative antagonism
04 3 - Christian Science as old as God
04 3 - The counterfeit forces
04 3 - Followers of Jesus
04 3 - Destruction of all evil
04 4 - Unrealities that seem real
04 4 - Spiritual gateway
04 4 - Contrasted testimony
04 4 - Expose sin without believing in it
04 4 - Wicked evasions
04 4 - Real versus unreal
04 5 - Immortal achieval
04 5 - Priestly learning
04 5 - Fear and sickness identical
04 5 - Choose ye today
04 6 - The Christ-element
04 6 - Man springs from Mind
04 6 - The cross and crown
04 6 - Vision opening
05 1 - Spirit the starting-point
05 1 - Divine synonyms
05 1 - Inexhaustible divine Love
05 1 - Scientific finalities
05 1 - Spiritual sanctuary
05 2 - Pardon and amendment
05 2 - Proper self-government
05 2 - Reflected likeness
05 2 - Man inseparable from Love
05 3 - Spirit transforms
05 3 - Revelation of Science
05 3 - Healing primary
05 3 - The unity of Science and Christianity
05 3 - Sublime summary
05 4 - No laws of matter
05 4 - God-given dominion
05 4 - Contradict error
05 4 - Sin to be overcome
05 4 - The robe of Science
05 4 - The holy struggle
05 5 - Moral victory
05 5 - Bodily presence
05 5 - Conversion of Saul
05 5 - Service and worship
05 5 - Uses of adversity
05 6 - The darkest hours of all
05 6 - The things of God are beautiful
05 6 - Behest of the cross
05 6 - True estimate of God's messenger
05 6 - Espousals supernal
05 6 - Divinity and humanity
06 1 - Substance versus supposition
06 1 - -5- Allness of Spirit
06 1 - -6- The universal cause
06 1 - God's allness learned
06 1 - The one real power
06 1 - Perfection of creation
06 2 - -18- The only substance
06 2 - Love imparts beauty
06 2 - -13- The divine Principle and idea
06 2 - Unfolding of thoughts
06 2 - Spiritual proofs of existence
06 3 - Spiritual origin
06 3 - Eternal man recognized
06 3 - Testimony of sense
06 3 - Testimony of Soul
06 3 - Fleshly factors unreal
06 4 - Sensationless body
06 4 - The true new idea
06 4 - Scientific phenomena
06 4 - Weakness of material theories
06 4 - Irreconcilable differences
06 4 - Copartnership impossible
06 4 - Matter versus Spirit
06 4 - Unscientific introspection
06 5 - Spirit transforms
06 5 - Interior meaning
06 5 - Standpoints changed
06 6 - Spiritual tangibility
06 6 - Fallacious hypotheses
06 6 - Scientific finalities
06 6 - Scientific translations
06 6 - Standpoint revealed
06 6 - Key to the kingdom
07 1 - -1- The deific supremacy
07 1 - Reflection of Spirit
07 1 - Divine personality
07 1 - Ever-appearing creation
07 2 - The kingdom within
07 2 - Opposite symbols
07 2 - Sensationless body
07 2 - Soul impeccable
07 3 - Divine metaphysics
07 3 - Moral victory
07 3 - What the senses originate
07 3 - Decapitation of error
07 3 - Need and supply
07 3 - Thought-forms
07 4 - Personal confidence
07 4 - Mental propagation
07 4 - Man's entity spiritual
07 4 - Indestructible being
07 5 - Spiritual guidance
07 5 - Salutary sorrow
07 5 - Spiritual spheres
07 5 - Spirits obsolete
07 6 - Corporeal changes
07 6 - Rebukes helpful
07 6 - Jesus' disregard of matter
07 6 - Practical religion
08 1 - Soul imperishable
08 1 - Mind one and all
08 1 - Scientific ultimatum
08 1 - -2- The deific definitions
08 1 - -5- Allness of Spirit
08 1 - -32- Basis of health and immortality
08 2 - Limitless Mind
08 2 - Matter is not substance
08 2 - Inadequate theories of creation
08 2 - Mind's idea faultless
08 2 - Growth is from Mind
08 3 - Mind the only cause
08 3 - Matter is not inflamed
08 3 - Scientific corrective
08 3 - Sinlessness of Mind, Soul
08 3 - Proper stimulus
08 3 - Helpful encouragement
08 4 - Question of precedence
08 4 - Medical errors
08 4 - The Mind creative
08 4 - Disease powerless
08 4 - Righteous rebellion
08 4 - Sin to be overcome
08 4 - The strength of Spirit
08 5 - God-given dominion
08 5 - Shame the effect of sin
08 5 - First evil suggestion
08 5 - Brain not intelligent
08 5 - Veritable success
08 6 - -22- The real manhood
08 6 - -24- God the parent Mind
08 6 - Hebrew theology
08 6 - Man governed by Mind
09 1 - -12- Messiah or Christ
09 1 - -13- The divine Principle and idea
09 1 - Christ the ideal Truth
09 1 - Choose ye today
09 2 - Spiritual conception
09 2 - Jesus the way-shower
09 2 - Sonship of Jesus
09 3 - Proof in practice
09 3 - New era in Jesus
09 3 - Healthful theology
09 3 - Absence of Christ-power
09 4 - Purpose of crucifixion
09 4 - Heaven's sentinel
09 4 - Cruel contumely
09 4 - Suffering inevitable
09 5 - Death outdone
09 5 - Fellowship with Christ
09 6 - Spiritual ascension
09 6 - Pentecostal power
09 6 - Immortal man
09 6 - The Christ-element
10 1 - Mind's idea faultless
10 1 - Spiritual sunlight
10 1 - -28- Truth demonstrated
10 1 - Evenings and mornings
10 2 - -25- Man reflects the perfect God
10 2 - Exalted thought
10 2 - Harmony natural
10 2 - Blessings from pain
10 2 - True estimate of God's messenger
10 2 - Theories helpless
10 3 - Ever-appearing creation
10 3 - Mind destroys all ills
10 3 - Inexhaustible divine Love
10 3 - The deific naturalism
10 3 - Indestructible life of man
10 3 - Mental sculpture
10 3 - Immortal memory
10 4 - Multiplication of pure ideas
10 4 - Mental propagation
10 4 - One primal cause
10 4 - Ever-appearing creation
10 5 - Elohistic plurality
10 5 - The one real power
10 5 - Good indefinable
10 5 - Creatures of God useful
10 6 - Ideal man and woman
10 6 - Divine sense of Deity
10 6 - Fleshly factors unreal
10 6 - Infinity's reflection
10 6 - Infinity measureless
10 7 - Spiritual government
10 7 - The great conflict
10 7 - Mere negation
10 7 - Birthright of man
11 1 - Spiritual synonyms
11 1 - Divine metaphysics
11 1 - Divine synonyms
11 2 - -18- The only substance
11 2 - Immutable identity of man
11 2 - Requisite change of our ideals
11 2 - Thoughts are things
11 3 - Spiritual reflection
11 3 - Impossible partnership
11 3 - Spirit the starting-point
11 3 - Matter is not substance
11 3 - Inexhaustible divine Love
11 4 - Knowledge and Truth
11 4 - What the senses originate
11 4 - The divine reflection
11 4 - Inverted images and ideas
11 4 - Jesus as mediator
11 5 - Eternity of Life
11 5 - Thought-forms
11 5 - True life eternal
11 5 - Infinity's reflection
11 6 - Man inseparable from Love
11 6 - Goodness a portion of God
11 6 - Spiritual thoughts
11 6 - Love's endowment
11 6 - Perfect models
11 6 - Eternal beauty
12 1 - Seeming and being
12 1 - Material error
12 1 - Individualization
12 1 - Old and new man
12 1 - One cause supreme
12 2 - Murder brings its curse
12 2 - Sin only of the flesh
12 2 - Soul impeccable
12 2 - The great question
12 2 - Idolatrous illusions
12 3 - The sole governor
12 3 - Ignorant idolatry
12 3 - How healing was lost
12 3 - Man not structural
12 4 - Eternal man recognized
12 4 - Testimony of sense
12 4 - Physiology deficient
12 4 - Tests in our day
12 4 - Evil negative and self-destructive
12 4 - Contradictions not found
12 5 - Spirit intangible
12 5 - Man-made theories
12 5 - False source of knowledge
12 5 - Mental narcotics
12 5 - The true healing
12 5 - Drugs and brain-lobes
12 6 - The darkest hours of all
12 6 - Arena of contest
12 6 - Millennial glory
12 6 - Fulfilment of the Law
13 1 - -5- Allness of Spirit
13 1 - -6- The universal cause
13 1 - Scientific evidence
13 1 - The divine completeness
13 1 - Celestial evidence
13 2 - Human reflection
13 2 - Jesus as mediator
13 2 - The cup of Jesus
13 2 - Old and new man
13 2 - Human frailty
13 2 - Scientific purgation
13 3 - -27- True idea of man
13 3 - Right interpretation
13 3 - All force mental
13 3 - Thought-forms
13 4 - One government
13 4 - One primal cause
13 4 - Man governed by Mind
13 4 - Mortal mind dethroned
13 4 - Truthful arguments
13 4 - Allness of Truth
13 4 - Indestructible relationship
13 5 - Spiritual interpretation
13 5 - Man's present possibilities
13 5 - Nearness of Deity
13 6 - Understanding imparted
13 6 - Original reflected
13 6 - Ghost-stories inducing fear
13 6 - Redemption from selfishness
13 6 - Spiritual ideas apprehended
13 6 - Rarefaction of thought
13 6 - Divine nature appearing
14 1 - The real and the unreal
14 1 - Mental propagation
14 1 - Our conscious development
14 1 - Mendacity of error
14 1 - Error's power imaginary
14 2 - Shame the effect of sin
14 2 - Remedy for fever
14 2 - Climate harmless
14 2 - Love casteth out fear
14 2 - Be not afraid
14 2 - Unspoken pleading
14 3 - Real Life is God
14 3 - Reversal of testimony
14 3 - Health and the senses
14 3 - Matter mindless
14 3 - Practical arguments
14 4 - Fatigue is mental
14 4 - Mind never weary
14 4 - Mind heals brain-disease
14 4 - Sickness akin to sin
14 5 - Poison defined mentally
14 5 - The cure of infants
14 5 - No fleshly heredity
14 5 - God-given dominion
14 5 - Matter sensationless
14 5 - Cure of insanity
14 6 - Music, rhythm of head and heart
14 6 - Man not evolved
14 6 - Perpetual youth
14 6 - Undesirable records
14 6 - True life eternal
15 1 - Sin only of the flesh
15 1 - Cleansing the mind
15 1 - Mythical pleasure
15 1 - Image of the beast
15 1 - -32- Basis of health and immortality
15 2 - No baneful creation
15 2 - Destruction of all evil
15 2 - Superiority to sickness and sin
15 3 - Love frees from fear
15 3 - Fear as the foundation
15 3 - Disease foreseen
15 3 - Mind the only healer
15 4 - Mental emancipation
15 4 - Seemingly independent authority
15 4 - Sickness from mortal mind
15 4 - Deformity and perfection
15 5 - A belief suicidal
15 5 - Suicide and sin
15 5 - Our footsteps heavenward
15 5 - Christian standard
15 5 - Life not contingent on matter
15 5 - Death but an illusion
15 6 - The divine completeness
15 6 - Perfection requisite
15 6 - Weakness of material theories
16 1 - Justice and substitution
16 1 - Desire for holiness
16 1 - Trustworthy beneficence
16 1 - Loftiest adoration
16 1 - House of bondage
16 1 - Higher law ends bondage
16 2 - Sorrow and reformation
16 2 - Conversion of Saul
16 2 - Moral victory
16 2 - Marvels and reformations
16 3 - John the Baptist, and the Messiah
16 3 - Faith according to works
16 3 - New era in Jesus
16 3 - Efficacious repentance
16 4 - Human reconciliation
16 4 - The panoply of wisdom
16 5 - Radical changes
16 5 - Spiritual baptism
16 5 - Veritable devotion
16 5 - Divine oneness
16 6 - Justice and substitution
16 6 - Man inseparable from Love
16 6 - Impotence of hate
16 6 - Proof given in healing
16 6 - The stone rolled away
17 1 - Mortality mythical
17 1 - Material inception
17 1 - Clay replying to the potter
17 1 - Continuity of existence
17 1 - Spiritual tangibility
17 1 - Mortal existence a dream
17 2 - A belief in death
17 2 - Immaterial pleasure
17 2 - Scientific purgation
17 3 - Sorrow and reformation
17 3 - Final purpose
17 3 - Righteous retribution
17 4 - Second death
17 4 - A dream vanishing
17 4 - The Christ-element
17 4 - Godward gravitation
17 4 - Sickness akin to sin
17 5 - Jesus in the tomb
17 5 - Obstacles overcome
17 5 - Spiritual ascension
17 5 - Jesus the Scientist
17 6 - Corporeal changes
17 6 - Soul impeccable
17 6 - Climax of suffering
17 6 - Definition of man
17 6 - Man inseparable from Love
18 1 - Brainology a myth
18 1 - Mortal existence a dream
18 1 - Sin destroyed through suffering
18 1 - Remission of penalty
18 1 - Truth annihilates error
18 2 - Justice and recompense
18 2 - Final purpose
18 2 - Scientific purgation
18 2 - Progress demanded
18 3 - Belief and understanding
18 3 - Destruction of all evil
18 3 - Death no advantage
18 3 - Future purification
18 3 - Sin is punished
18 3 - The robe of Science
18 3 - Expiation by suffering
18 3 - The uses of truth
18 4 - Cumulative repentance
18 4 - Sin and penalty
18 4 - Righteous rebellion
18 4 - Contradict error
18 4 - Sin and penalty
18 5 - Divine study
18 5 - Paean of jubilee
18 5 - The robe of Science
18 6 - Wait for reward
18 6 - Behest of the cross
18 6 - Advancement by sacrifice
18 6 - Mortal mind's disappearance
19 1 - Creation reversed
19 1 - Mortals are not immortals
19 1 - Adam
19 1 - Primitive error
19 1 - Immortal birthright
19 2 - Matter versus Spirit
19 2 - Instruments of error
19 2 - Garden of Eden
19 2 - The doom of sin
19 2 - Fidelity required
19 2 - Embryonic sinful thoughts
19 3 - Pure religion enthroned
19 3 - Day of judgment
19 3 - Sin or fear the root of sickness
19 3 - Mental conspirators
19 4 - Sickness will abate
19 4 - Eternal man recognized
19 4 - Ghost-stories inducing fear
19 4 - Creation perfect
19 5 - Fallacious hypotheses
19 5 - Progress demanded
19 5 - Sense-dreams
19 5 - Rise of thought
19 6 - Scientific finalities
19 6 - No material law
19 6 - Laws of nature spiritual
19 6 - Loving God supremely
19 6 - Man linked with Spirit
19 7 - Spiritual proofs of existence
19 7 - Biological inventions
19 7 - God's creation intact
20 1 - Light and darkness
20 1 - Prediction of a naturalist
20 1 - Erroneous conception
20 1 - Spirit the only intelligence and substance
20 1 - Mortals unlike immortals
20 2 - Spiritual conception
20 2 - Fleshly ties temporal
20 2 - The origin of divinity
20 2 - Thought-forms
20 2 - The serpent's whisper
20 2 - Bad results from error
20 2 - Higher statutes
20 3 - Spirit the one Ego
20 3 - Mortal existence a dream
20 3 - Dwelling in dreamland
20 4 - The present immortality
20 4 - Proof by induction
20 4 - Identity not lost
20 4 - Definition of man
20 4 - Error defined
20 4 - Man's entity spiritual
20 5 - Redemption from selfishness
20 5 - Servants and masters
20 5 - Jesus as mediator
20 5 - Eradicate error from thought
20 5 - Spiritual discovery
20 6 - Man reflects God
20 6 - The divine reflection
20 6 - Native nothingness of sin
20 6 - Spiritual idea crowned
21 1 - -19- Soul and Spirit one
21 1 - Soul defined
21 1 - Mankind redeemed
21 2 - Soul imperishable
21 2 - Soul impeccable
21 2 - Sense and pure Soul
21 2 - Rebukes helpful
21 3 - Science versus sense
21 3 - Jesus' disregard of matter
21 3 - Definition of man
21 3 - The fall of error
21 3 - Corporeal changes
21 4 - Unscientific theories
21 4 - Scientific translations
21 4 - A vacant domicile
21 4 - A mortal not man
21 5 - Coalition of sin and sickness
21 5 - Jurisdiction of Mind
21 5 - Requisite change of our ideals
21 5 - Ultimate harmony
21 6 - No pain in matter
21 6 - The Mind creative
21 6 - Superior law of Soul
21 6 - Practical religion
22 1 - Creation's counterfeit
22 1 - Hypnotic surgery
22 1 - Sleep an illusion
22 1 - Material man as a dream
22 1 - Scriptural allegory
22 1 - Dream-lessons
22 2 - Only one standard
22 2 - A type of falsehood
22 2 - False claims annihilated
22 2 - Obligations of teachers
22 3 - Mortals are not immortals
22 3 - Retribution and remorse
22 3 - Liberation of mental powers
22 3 - The genus of error
22 3 - A so-called mind-cure
22 3 - Evil negative and self-destructive
22 4 - The doom of sin
22 4 - Righteous foundations
22 4 - Powerless promises
22 4 - Animal magnetism destroyed
22 5 - The dragon as a type
22 5 - Animal tendency
22 5 - Malicious barbarity
22 5 - Mindless methods
22 5 - Animal magnetism error
22 5 - Jesus and hypnotism
22 5 - Defamatory accusations
22 6 - Example for our salvation
22 6 - Priestly learning
22 6 - Hidden agents
22 6 - Perfection of divine government
22 6 - Proper self-government
22 6 - Right methods
23 1 - Causation considered
23 1 - One primal cause
23 1 - Causation mental
23 2 - Ideas and identities
23 2 - Divine propagation
23 2 - Ever-appearing creation
23 3 - Inadequate theories of creation
23 3 - Right interpretation
23 3 - The real producer
23 3 - Forgetfulness of self
23 4 - Creation perfect
23 4 - Perceiving the divine image
23 4 - Birth and death unreal
23 4 - Growth is from Mind
23 4 - Spiritual narrative
23 5 - Some lessons from nature
23 5 - Love imparts beauty
23 5 - Spiritual freedom
23 5 - Self-completeness
23 5 - Spiritual proofs of existence
23 6 - Multiplication of pure ideas
23 6 - Spiritual spheres
23 6 - Continuity of thoughts
23 6 - God's thoughts are spiritual realities
23 6 - Spiritual harmony
24 1 - The Mind creative
24 1 - Life independent of matter
24 1 - No laws of matter
24 1 - God-given dominion
24 1 - Understanding versus belief
24 2 - Divine strength
24 2 - Mind heals brain-disease
24 2 - Benefit of philanthropy
24 3 - Impotence of hate
24 3 - Love casteth out fear
24 3 - Be not afraid
24 3 - Love frees from fear
24 3 - Ghost-stories inducing fear
24 3 - Fear of the serpent overcome
24 4 - Christian history
24 4 - Faith according to works
24 4 - Reason and Science
24 4 - Spiritual guidance
24 5 - Within the veil
24 5 - The thorns and flowers
24 5 - Spiritual proofs of existence
24 5 - A bright outlook
24 5 - Narrow pathway
24 6 - Mind destroys all ills
24 6 - Inexhaustible divine Love
24 6 - Buried secrets
24 6 - Christianity still rejected
25 1 - Lawful wonders
25 1 - Embryonic evolution
25 1 - Unescapable dilemma
25 1 - The ascent of species
25 2 - Mortals unlike immortals
25 2 - Rarefaction of thought
25 2 - Causation mental
25 2 - Perfection of creation
25 3 - Genera classified
25 3 - Mental tillage
25 3 - Mind the only cause
25 4 - Elohistic plurality
25 4 - Reflected likeness
25 4 - Divine propagation
25 4 - Ideas and identities
25 5 - True theory of the universe
25 5 - Godless evolution
25 5 - Degrees of development
25 5 - Spiritual discovery
25 5 - Self-completeness
25 5 - Spiritual proofs of existence
25 6 - Divinity and humanity
25 6 - Light preceding the sun
25 6 - Infinity measureless
25 6 - Man's present possibilities
25 6 - Vials of wrath and consolation
25 6 - Divine sense of Deity
26 1 - Christian Science as old as God
26 1 - Dawning of spiritual facts
26 1 - Life's healing currents
26 1 - True theory of the universe
26 1 - Scriptural perception
26 2 - Principle and practice
26 2 - No ecclesiastical monopoly
26 2 - Infinity's reflection
26 3 - The Christ-element
26 3 - Jesus the way-shower
26 3 - Proof in practice
26 3 - Immortal achieval
26 4 - Argument of good works
26 4 - Sin or fear the root of sickness
26 5 - Wait for reward
26 5 - Present salvation
26 5 - Salvation is through reform
26 6 - The city foursquare
26 6 - The royally divine gates
26 6 - The city of our God

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