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December 25,1904

Subject: 01

GOD.

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-- Golden Text --

II Samuel 22:33

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


Responsive Reading


Psalm 67:1-7

    1 God be merciful unto us, and
bless us; and cause his face to shine
upon us;

    2 That thy way may be known upon
earth, thy saving health among all
nations.

    3 Let the people praise thee, O
God; let all the people praise thee.

    4 O let the nations be glad and
sing for joy: for thou shalt judge
the people righteously, and govern
the nations upon earth.

    5 Let the people praise thee, O
God; let all the people praise thee.

    6 Then shall the earth yield her
increase; and God, even our own God,
shall bless us.

    7 God shall bless us; and all the
ends of the earth shall fear him.
Psalm 95:1-7

    1 O come, let us sing unto the
Lord: let us make a joyful noise to
the rock of our salvation.

    2 Let us come before his presence
with thanksgiving, and make a joyful
noise unto him with psalms.

    3 For the Lord is a great God, and
a great King above all gods.

    4 In his hand are the deep places
of the earth: the strength of the
hills is his also.

    5 The sea is his, and he made it:
and his hands formed the dry land.

    6 O come, let us worship and bow
down: let us kneel before the Lord
our maker.

    7 For he is our God; and we are the
people of his pasture, and the sheep
of his hand. To day if ye will hear
his voice,


Section 1


Genesis 1:1,26

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

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

***
Isaiah 45:11-13

    11 Thus saith the Lord, the Holy
One of Israel, and his Maker, Ask me
of things to come concerning my sons,
and concerning the work of my hands
command ye me.

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

    13 I have raised him up in
righteousness, and I will direct all
his ways: he shall build my city, and
he shall let go my captives, not for
price nor reward, saith the Lord of
hosts.

***
Joel 3:16

    16 The Lord also shall roar out of
Zion, and utter his voice from
Jerusalem; and the heavens and the
earth shall shake: but the Lord will
be the hope of his people, and the
strength of the children of Israel.

***
Malachi 1:11

    11 For from the rising of the sun
even unto the going down of the same
my name shall be great among the
Gentiles; and in every place incense
shall be offered unto my name, and a
pure offering: for my name shall be
great among the heathen, saith the
Lord of hosts.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 515:16


    (Elohistic plurality)
    The eternal Elohim includes the forever universe. The name Elohim is in the plural, but this plurality of Spirit does not imply more than one God, nor does it imply three persons in one. It relates to the oneness, the tri-unity of Life, Truth, and Love. "Let them have dominion." Man is the family name for all ideas, - the sons and daughters of God. All that God imparts moves in accord with Him, reflecting goodness and power.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 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?

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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 316:3-7


    (Jesus as mediator)
    The real man being linked by Science to his Maker, mortals need only turn from sin and lose sight of mortal selfhood to find Christ, the real man and his relation to God, and to recognize the divine sonship.


Section 2


Jeremiah 10:1,11

    1 Hear ye the word which the Lord
speaketh unto you, O house of Israel:


    11 Thus shall ye say unto them, The
gods that have not made the heavens
and the earth, even they shall perish
from the earth, and from under these
heavens.

***
Ezekiel 2:3,6

    3 And he said unto me, Son of man,
I send thee to the children of Israel,
to a rebellious nation that hath
rebelled against me: they and their
fathers have transgressed against me,
even unto this very day.

    6 #And thou, son of man, be not
afraid of them, neither be afraid of
their words, though briers and thorns
be with thee, and thou dost dwell
among scorpions: be not afraid of
their words, nor be dismayed at their
looks, though they be a rebellious
house.
Ezekiel 3:17

    17 Son of man, I have made thee a
watchman unto the house of Israel:
therefore hear the word at my mouth,
and give them warning from me.

***
Mark 13:1,2,14,19

    1 And as he went out of the
temple, one of his disciples saith
unto him, Master, see what manner of
stones and what buildings are here!

    2 And Jesus answering said unto
him, Seest thou these great
buildings? there shall not be left
one stone upon another, that shall
not be thrown down.

    14 #But when ye shall see the
abomination of desolation, spoken of
by Daniel the prophet, standing where
it ought not, (let him that readeth
understand,) then let them that be in
Judaea flee to the mountains:

    19 For in those days shall be
affliction, such as was not from the
beginning of the creation which God
created unto this time, neither shall
be.

***
James 4:13-16

    13 Go to now, ye that say, To day
or to morrow we will go into such a
city, and continue there a year, and
buy and sell, and get gain:

    14 Whereas ye know not what shall
be on the morrow. For what is your
life? It is even a vapour, that
appeareth for a little time, and then
vanisheth away.

    15 For that ye ought to say, If the
Lord will, we shall live, and do
this, or that.

    16 But now ye rejoice in your
boastings: all such rejoicing is
evil.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 543:31-3


    (Material inception)
    The text, "In the day that the Lord God [Jehovah God] made the earth and the heavens," introduces the record of a material creation which followed the spiritual, - a creation so wholly apart from God's, that Spirit had no participation in it.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 522:21

    (Erroneous representation)
    God's glowing denunciations of man when not found in His image, the likeness of Spirit, convince reason and coincide with revelation in declaring this material creation false.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 263:27-28,32-7


    (No new creation)
    The multiplication of a human and mortal sense of persons and things is not creation.
    (Mind's true camera)
    The fading forms of matter, the mortal body and material earth, are the fleeting concepts of the human mind. They have their day before the permanent facts and their perfection in Spirit appear. The crude creations of mortal thought must finally give place to the glorious forms which we sometimes behold in the camera of divine Mind, when the mental picture is spiritual and eternal.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 207:30


    (One primal cause) Spiritual facts are not inverted; the opposite discord, which bears no resemblance to spirituality, is not real. The only evidence of this inversion is obtained from suppositional error, which affords no proof of God, Spirit, or of the spiritual creation. Material sense defines all things materially, and has a finite sense of the infinite.

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


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


Section 3


Isaiah 43:11,12

    11 I, even I, am the Lord; and
beside me there is no saviour.

    12 I have declared, and have saved,
and I have shewed, when there was no
strange god among you: therefore ye
are my witnesses, saith the Lord,
that I am God.

***
Hosea 5:13,15

    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.

    15 I will go and return to my
place, till they acknowledge their
offence, and seek my face: in their
affliction they will seek me early.

***
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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 231:8


    (Destruction of all evil)
    If God heals not the sick, they are not healed, for no lesser power equals the infinite All-power; but God, Truth, Life, Love, does heal the sick through the prayer of the righteous.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 285:23


    (Salvation is through reform)
    By interpreting God as a corporeal Saviour but not as the saving Principle, or divine Love, we shall continue to seek salvation through pardon and not through reform, and resort to matter instead of Spirit for the cure of the sick. As mortals reach, through knowledge of Christian Science, a higher sense, they will seek to learn, not from matter, but from the divine Principle, God, how to demonstrate the Christ, Truth, as the healing and saving power.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 326:12

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 328:4

    (Final destruction of error)
    Mortals suppose that they can live without goodness, when God is good and the only real Life. What is the result? Understanding little about the divine Principle which saves and heals, mortals get rid of sin, sickness, and death only in belief. These errors are not thus really destroyed, and must therefore cling to mortals until, here or hereafter, they gain the true understanding of God in the Science which destroys human delusions about Him and reveals the grand realities of His allness.


Section 4


Psalm 46:1,2

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

    2 Therefore will not we fear,
though the earth be removed, and
though the mountains be carried into
the midst of the sea;

***
Isaiah 25:4,5

    4 For thou hast been a strength to
the poor, a strength to the needy in
his distress, a refuge from the
storm, a shadow from the heat, when
the blast of the terrible ones is as
a storm against the wall.

    5 Thou shalt bring down the noise
of strangers, as the heat in a dry
place; even the heat with the shadow
of a cloud: the branch of the
terrible ones shall be brought low.

***
Hebrews 6:13,18,19

    13 For when God made promise to
Abraham, because he could swear by no
greater, he sware by himself,

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

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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 202:24


    (Belief and practice)
    Our beliefs about a Supreme Being contradict the practice growing out of them. Error abounds where Truth should "much more abound." We admit that God has almighty power, is "a very present help in trouble;" and yet we rely on a drug or hypnotism to heal disease, as if senseless matter or erring mortal mind had more power than omnipotent Spirit.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 166:16(to To)


    (Health from reliance on spirituality) From it arises the inharmonious body. To

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 394:20


    (Recuperation mental)
    Will you bid a man let evils overcome him, assuring him that all misfortunes are from God, against whom mortals should not contend? Will you tell the sick that their condition is hopeless, unless it can be aided by a drug or climate? Are material means the only refuge from fatal chances? Is there no divine permission to conquer discord of every kind with harmony, with Truth and Love?

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 83:7


    (Impossible intercommunion)
    Mortals must find refuge in Truth in order to escape the error of these latter days. Nothing is more antagonistic to Christian Science than a blind belief without understanding, for such a belief hides Truth and builds on error.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 444:10


    (Refuge and strength)
    Step by step will those who trust Him find that "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble."


Section 5


Exodus 23:20

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

***
Zechariah 3:1,2,6,7

    1 And he shewed me Joshua the high
priest standing before the angel of
the Lord, and Satan standing at his
right hand to resist him.

    2 And the Lord said unto Satan, The
Lord rebuke thee, O Satan; even the
Lord that hath chosen Jerusalem
rebuke thee: is not this a brand
plucked out of the fire?

    6 And the angel of the Lord
protested unto Joshua, saying,

    7 Thus saith the Lord of hosts; If
thou wilt walk in my ways, and if thou
wilt keep my charge, then thou shalt
also judge my house, and shalt also
keep my courts, and I will give thee
places to walk among these that stand
by.

***
Revelation 12:7,9,10

    7 And there was war in heaven:
Michael and his angels fought against
the dragon; and the dragon fought and
his angels,

    9 And the great dragon was cast
out, that old serpent, called the
Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the
whole world: he was cast out into the
earth, and his angels were cast out
with him.

    10 And I heard a loud voice saying
in heaven, Now is come salvation, and
strength, and the kingdom of our God,
and the power of his Christ: for the
accuser of our brethren is cast down,
which accused them before our God day
and night.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 298:25-30


    (Thought-angels)
    Angels are not etherealized human beings, evolving animal qualities in their wings; but they are celestial visitants, flying on spiritual, not material, pinions. Angels are pure thoughts from God, winged with Truth and Love, no matter what their individualism may be.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 299:11

    (Our angelic messengers)
    Angels are God's representatives. These upward-soaring beings never lead towards self, sin, or materiality, but guide to the divine Principle of all good, whither every real individuality, image, or likeness of God, gathers. By giving earnest heed to these spiritual guides they tarry with us, and we entertain "angels unawares."

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.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 566:29


    (Angelic offices)
    The Old Testament assigns to the angels, God's divine messages, different offices. Michael's characteristic is spiritual strength. He leads the hosts of heaven against the power of sin, Satan, and fights the holy wars. Gabriel has the more quiet task of imparting a sense of the ever-presence of ministering Love. These angels deliver us from the depths. Truth and Love come nearer in the hour of woe, when strong faith or spiritual strength wrestles and prevails through the understanding of God. The Gabriel of His presence has no contests. To infinite, ever-present Love, all is Love, and there is no error, no sin, sickness, nor death. Against Love, the dragon warreth not long, for he is killed by the divine Principle. Truth and Love prevail against the dragon because the dragon cannot war with them. Thus endeth the conflict between the flesh and Spirit.


Section 6


II Samuel 22:5-7

    5 When the waves of death compassed
me, the floods of ungodly men made me
afraid;

    6 The sorrows of hell compassed me
about; the snares of death prevented
me;

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

***
Revelation 2:7,10

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

    10 Fear none of those things which
thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil
shall cast some of you into prison,
that ye may be tried; and ye shall
have tribulation ten days: be thou
faithful unto death, and I will give
thee a crown of life.

***
I Timothy 6:17,19

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


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

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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 427:22


    (Mortality vanquished)
    God, Life, Truth, and Love make man undying. Immortal Mind, governing all, must be acknowledged as supreme in the physical realm, so-called, as well as in the spiritual.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 428:30

    (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. We must begin, however, with the more simple demonstrations of control, and the sooner we begin the better. The final demonstration takes time for its accomplishment. When walking, we are guided by the eye. We look before our feet, and if we are wise, we look beyond a single step in the line of spiritual advancement.

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


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

Subheadings in this lesson

01 1 - Elohistic plurality
01 1 - Perfection of creation
01 1 - Forgetfulness of self
01 1 - Jesus as mediator
01 2 - Material inception
01 2 - Erroneous representation
01 2 - No new creation
01 2 - Mind's true camera
01 2 - One primal cause
01 2 - Science and Christianity
01 3 - Destruction of all evil
01 3 - Salvation is through reform
01 3 - Loving God supremely
01 3 - Final destruction of error
01 4 - Belief and practice
01 4 - Health from reliance on spirituality
01 4 - Recuperation mental
01 4 - Impossible intercommunion
01 4 - Refuge and strength
01 5 - Thought-angels
01 5 - Our angelic messengers
01 5 - Rise of thought
01 5 - Angelic offices
01 6 - The divine completeness
01 6 - Mortality vanquished
01 6 - Careful guidance
01 6 - Scientific finalities


January 8,1905

Subject: 02

SACRAMENT.

oo1o



-- Golden Text --

Psalm 23:5

    5 Thou preparest a table before me
in the presence of mine enemies: thou
anointest my head with oil; my cup
runneth over.


Responsive Reading


Luke 9:1-6,10-17

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

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


    3 And he said unto them, Take
nothing for your journey, neither
staves, nor scrip, neither bread,
neither money; neither have two coats
apiece.

    4 And whatsoever house ye enter
into, there abide, and thence depart.


    5 And whosoever will not receive
you, when ye go out of that city,
shake off the very dust from your
feet for a testimony against them.

    6 And they departed, and went
through the towns, preaching the
gospel, and healing every where.

    10 #And the apostles, when they
were returned, told him all that they
had done. And he took them, and went
aside privately into a desert place
belonging to the city called
Bethsaida.

    11 And the people, when they knew
it, followed him: and he received
them, and spake unto them of the
kingdom of God, and healed them that
had need of healing.

    12 And when the day began to wear
away, then came the twelve, and said
unto him, Send the multitude away,
that they may go into the towns and
country round about, and lodge, and
get victuals: for we are here in a
desert place.

    13 But he said unto them, Give ye
them to eat. And they said, We have
no more but five loaves and two
fishes; except we should go and buy
meat for all this people.

    14 For they were about five
thousand men. And he said to his
disciples, Make them sit down by
fifties in a company.

    15 And they did so, and made them
all sit down.

    16 Then he took the five loaves and
the two fishes, and looking up to
heaven, he blessed them, and brake,
and gave to the disciples to set
before the multitude.

    17 And they did eat, and were all
filled: and there was taken up of
fragments that remained to them
twelve baskets.


Section 1


Zechariah 8:18,19

    18 #And the word of the Lord of
hosts came unto me, saying,

    19 Thus saith the Lord of hosts;
The fast of the fourth month, and the
fast of the fifth, and the fast of
the seventh, and the fast of the
tenth, shall be to the house of Judah
joy and gladness, and cheerful
feasts; therefore love the truth and
peace.

***
Joel 2:21,26,27

    21 #Fear not, O land; be glad and
rejoice: for the Lord will do great
things.

    26 And ye shall eat in plenty, and
be satisfied, and praise the name of
the Lord your God, that hath dealt
wondrously with you: and my people
shall never be ashamed.

    27 And ye shall know that I am in
the midst of Israel, and that I am
the Lord your God, and none else: and
my people shall never be ashamed.

***
Isaiah 25:6-9

    6 #And in this mountain shall the
Lord of hosts make unto all people a
feast of fat things, a feast of wines
on the lees, of fat things full of
marrow, of wines on the lees well
refined.

    7 And he will destroy in this
mountain the face of the covering
cast over all people, and the vail
that is spread over all nations.

    8 He will swallow up death in
victory; and the Lord God will wipe
away tears from off all faces; and
the rebuke of his people shall he
take away from off all the earth: for
the Lord hath spoken it.

    9 #And it shall be said in that
day, Lo, this is our God; we have
waited for him, and he will save us:
this is the Lord; we have waited for
him, we will be glad and rejoice in
his salvation.

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


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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 547:23-5


    (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. The true theory of the universe, including man, is not in material history but in spiritual development. Inspired thought relinquishes a material, sensual, and mortal theory of the universe, and adopts the spiritual and immortal.
    (Scriptural perception)
    It is this spiritual perception of Scripture, which lifts humanity out of disease and death and inspires faith. "The Spirit and the bride say, Come! . . . and whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely." Christian Science separates error from truth, and breathes through the sacred pages the spiritual sense of life, substance, and intelligence.

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.


Section 2


Luke 14:1-4,12-15

    1 And it came to pass, as he went
into the house of one of the chief
Pharisees to eat bread on the sabbath
day, that they watched him.

    2 And, behold, there was a certain
man before him which had the dropsy.

    3 And Jesus answering spake unto
the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, Is
it lawful to heal on the sabbath day?


    4 And they held their peace. And he
took him, and healed him, and let him
go;

    12 #Then said he also to him that
bade him, When thou makest a dinner
or a supper, call not thy friends,
nor thy brethren, neither thy
kinsmen, nor thy rich neighbours;
lest they also bid thee again, and a
recompence be made thee.

    13 But when thou makest a feast,
call the poor, the maimed, the lame,
the blind:

    14 And thou shalt be blessed; for
they cannot recompense thee: for thou
shalt be recompensed at the
resurrection of the just.

    15 #And when one of them that sat
at meat with him heard these things,
he said unto him, Blessed is he that
shall eat bread in the kingdom of
God.
Luke 5:17,36-38

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

    36 #And he spake also a parable
unto them; No man putteth a piece of
a new garment upon an old; if
otherwise, then both the new maketh a
rent, and the piece that was taken
out of the new agreeth not with the
old.

    37 And no man putteth new wine into
old bottles; else the new wine will
burst the bottles, and be spilled,
and the bottles shall perish.

    38 But new wine must be put into
new bottles; and both are preserved.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 281:27


    (The true new idea)
    Divine Science does not put new wine into old bottles, Soul into matter, nor the infinite into the finite. 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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 234:1


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

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 98:26-5


    (Science as foreign to all religion)
    Mystery does not enshroud Christ's teachings, and they are not theoretical and fragmentary, but practical and complete; and being practical and complete, they are not deprived of their essential vitality.
    (Key to the kingdom)
    The way through which immortality and life are learned is not ecclesiastical but Christian, not human but divine, not physical but metaphysical, not material but scientifically spiritual. Human philosophy, ethics, and superstition afford no demonstrable divine Principle by which mortals can escape from sin; yet to escape from sin, is what the Bible demands.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 28:9


    (Help and hindrance)
    While respecting all that is good in the Church or out of it, one's consecration to Christ is more on the ground of demonstration than of profession. In conscience, we cannot hold to beliefs outgrown; and by understanding more of the divine Principle of the deathless Christ, we are enabled to heal the sick and to triumph over sin.


Section 3


Deuteronomy 16:13-15

    13 #Thou shalt observe the feast of
tabernacles seven days, after that
thou hast gathered in thy corn and
thy wine:

    14 And thou shalt rejoice in thy
feast, thou, and thy son, and thy
daughter, and thy manservant, and thy
maidservant, and the Levite, the
stranger, and the fatherless, and the
widow, that are within thy gates.

    15 Seven days shalt thou keep a
solemn feast unto the Lord thy God in
the place which the Lord shall
choose: because the Lord thy God
shall bless thee in all thine
increase, and in all the works of
thine hands, therefore thou shalt
surely rejoice.

***
I Corinthians 5:7-8

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

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 298:13-20


    (Truth's witness)
    Spiritual sense, contradicting the material senses, involves intuition, hope, faith, understanding, fruition, reality. Material sense expresses the belief that mind is in matter. This human belief, alternating between a sense of pleasure and pain, hope and fear, life and death, never reaches beyond the boundary of the mortal or the unreal. When the real is attained, which is announced by Science, joy is no longer a trembler, nor is hope a cheat.

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.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 118:10


    (Leaven of Truth)
    Ages pass, but this leaven of Truth is ever at work. It must destroy the entire mass of error, and so be eternally glorified in man's spiritual freedom.


Section 4


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.
John 6:53,57,58

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

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

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

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 410:9


    (Life eternal and present)
    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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 409:27

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

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 473:26-29

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


    (Jesus not understood)
    Jesus established what he said by demonstration, thus making his acts of higher importance than his words. He proved what he taught. This is the Science of Christianity.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 442:19(begin When)-25


    (Christ the great physician) When Christ changes a belief of sin or of sickness into a better belief, then belief melts into spiritual understanding, and sin, disease, and death disappear. Christ, Truth, gives mortals temporary food and clothing until the material, transformed with the ideal, disappears, and man is clothed and fed spiritually.


Section 5


John 13:3-5,12,14,16,17,34,35

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 205:22


    (Redemption from selfishness)
    When we realize that there is one Mind, the divine law of loving our neighbor as ourselves is unfolded; whereas a belief in many ruling minds hinders man's normal drift towards the one Mind, one God, and leads human thought into opposite channels where selfishness reigns.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 9:5-7,11


    (Summit of aspiration)
    The test of all prayer lies in the answer to these questions: Do we love our neighbor better because of this asking?
    If selfishness has given place to kindness, we shall regard our neighbor unselfishly, and bless them that curse us; but we shall never meet this great duty simply by asking that it may be done. There is a cross to be taken up before we can enjoy the fruition of our hope and faith.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 366:3


    (Moral evils to be cast out)
    In order to cure his patient, the metaphysician must first cast moral evils out of himself and thus attain the spiritual freedom which will enable him to cast physical evils out of his patient; but heal he cannot, while his own spiritual barrenness debars him from giving drink to the thirsty and hinders him from reaching his patient's thought, - yea, while mental penury chills his faith and understanding.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 572:6-8,12-17


    (Native nothingness of sin)
    "Love one another" (I John, iii. 23), is the most simple and profound counsel of the inspired writer.
    (Fulfilment of the Law)
    Love fulfils the law of Christian Science, and nothing short of this divine Principle, understood and demonstrated, can ever furnish the vision of the Apocalypse, open the seven seals of error with Truth, or uncover the myriad illusions of sin, sickness, and death.


Section 6


Revelation 21:3,27

    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.

    27 And there shall in no wise enter
into it any thing that defileth,
neither whatsoever worketh
abomination, or maketh a lie: but
they which are written in the Lamb's
book of life.
Revelation 19:6-10

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


    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.

    10 And I fell at his feet to
worship him. And he said unto me, See
thou do it not: I am thy
fellowservant, and of thy brethren
that have the testimony of Jesus:
worship God: for the testimony of
Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.
Revelation 22:17

    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.

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


    (Rebukes helpful)
    We cannot choose for ourselves, but must work out our salvation in the way Jesus taught.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 31:12-22(to .)

    (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.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 574:25


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

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 34:29-32


    (The last breakfast)
    What a contrast between our Lord's last supper and his last spiritual breakfast with his disciples in the bright morning hours at the joyful meeting on the shore of the Galilean Sea!

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

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

Subheadings in this lesson

02 1 - Spiritual refreshment
02 1 - True theory of the universe
02 1 - Scriptural perception
02 1 - Godward gravitation
02 2 - The true new idea
02 2 - Efficacy of truth
02 2 - Science as foreign to all religion
02 2 - Key to the kingdom
02 2 - Help and hindrance
02 3 - Truth's witness
02 3 - Standpoints changed
02 3 - Leaven of Truth
02 4 - Life eternal and present
02 4 - Death no benefactor
02 4 - Jesus not understood
02 4 - Christ the great physician
02 5 - Redemption from selfishness
02 5 - Summit of aspiration
02 5 - Moral evils to be cast out
02 5 - Native nothingness of sin
02 5 - Fulfilment of the Law
02 6 - Rebukes helpful
02 6 - Healing primary
02 6 - Spiritual wedlock
02 6 - The last breakfast
02 6 - Spiritual Eucharist


January 1,1905

Subject: 03

LIFE.

o1oo



-- Golden Text --

Matthew 19:16,17

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

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


Responsive Reading


Deuteronomy 30:6,8-20

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

    8 And thou shalt return and obey
the voice of the Lord, and do all his
commandments which I command thee
this day.

    9 And the Lord thy God will make
thee plenteous in every work of thine
hand, in the fruit of thy body, and
in the fruit of thy cattle, and in
the fruit of thy land, for good: for
the Lord will again rejoice over thee
for good, as he rejoiced over thy
fathers:

    10 If thou shalt hearken unto the
voice of the Lord thy God, to keep
his commandments and his statutes
which are written in this book of the
law, and if thou turn unto the Lord
thy God with all thine heart, and
with all thy soul.

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

    12 It is not in heaven, that thou
shouldest say, Who shall go up for us
to heaven, and bring it unto us, that
we may hear it, and do it?

    13 Neither is it beyond the sea,
that thou shouldest say, Who shall go
over the sea for us, and bring it
unto us, that we may hear it, and do
it?

    14 But the word is very nigh unto
thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart,
that thou mayest do it.

    15 #See, I have set before thee
this day life and good, and death and
evil;

    16 In that I command thee this day
to love the Lord thy God, to walk in
his ways, and to keep his
commandments and his statutes and his
judgments, that thou mayest live and
multiply: and the Lord thy God shall
bless thee in the land whither thou
goest to possess it.

    17 But if thine heart turn away, so
that thou wilt not hear, but shalt be
drawn away, and worship other gods,
and serve them;

    18 I denounce unto you this day,
that ye shall surely perish, and that
ye shall not prolong your days upon
the land, whither thou passest over
Jordan to go to possess it.

    19 I call heaven and earth to
record this day against you, that I
have set before you life and death,
blessing and cursing: therefore
choose life, that both thou and thy
seed may live:

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


Section 1


John 1:1,4,18

    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.

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

***
I John 4:9,14

    9 In this was manifested the love
of God toward us, because that God
sent his only begotten Son into the
world, that we might live through
him.

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

586:9 Chapter 17: Glossary
(FATHER)

    FATHER. Eternal Life; the one Mind; the divine Principle, commonly called God.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 193:32-2


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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 550:15


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

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


Genesis 1:27

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

***
John 5:19,26

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

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

***
Colossians 3:4

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

***
Hebrews 7:15,16

    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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 305:6


    (Human reflection)
    Man, in the likeness of his Maker, reflects the central light of being, the invisible God. As there is no corporeality in the mirrored form, which is but a reflection, so man, like all things real, reflects God, his divine Principle, not in a mortal body.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 76:22-29


    (Immaterial pleasure)
    The sinless joy, - the perfect harmony and immortality of Life, possessing unlimited divine beauty and goodness without a single bodily pleasure or pain, - constitutes the only veritable, indestructible man, whose being is spiritual. This state of existence is scientific and intact, - a perfection discernible only by those who have the final understanding of Christ in divine Science.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 332:31

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


    (-11- Christ Jesus) Into the real and ideal man the fleshly element cannot enter. Thus it is that Christ illustrates the coincidence, or spiritual agreement, between God and man in His image.

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

  (- 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.

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


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


Section 3


Psalm 119:144

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

***
John 14:6,14,16,17

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

    14 If ye shall ask any thing in my
name, I will do it.

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

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

***
Titus 3:4-7

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

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

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

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

***
Romans 5:5,10

    5 And hope maketh not ashamed;
because the love of God is shed
abroad in our hearts by the Holy
Ghost which is given unto us.

    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.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 561:16-20


    (Divinity and humanity)
    John saw the human and divine coincidence, shown in the man Jesus, as divinity embracing humanity in Life and its demonstration, - reducing to human perception and understanding the Life which is God.

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


    (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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 271:20


    (New Testament basis)
    Our Master said, "But the Comforter . . . shall teach you all things." When the Science of Christianity appears, it will lead you into all truth. The Sermon on the Mount is the essence of this Science, and the eternal life, not the death of Jesus, is its outcome.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 496:9

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


    (Condition of progress)
    We all must learn that Life is God. Ask yourself: Am I living the life that approaches the supreme good? Am I demonstrating the healing power of Truth and Love? If so, then the way will grow brighter "unto the perfect day." Your fruits will prove what the understanding of God brings to man. Hold perpetually this thought, - that it is the spiritual idea, the Holy Ghost and Christ, which enables you to demonstrate, with scientific certainty, the rule of healing, based upon its divine Principle, Love, underlying, overlying, and encompassing all true being.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 99:5-12


    (Key to the kingdom)
    "Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling," says the apostle, and he straightway adds: "for it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure" (Philippians ii. 12, 13). Truth has furnished the key to the kingdom, and with this key Christian Science has opened the door of the human understanding. None may pick the lock nor enter by some other door.


Section 4


Proverbs 7:2

    2 Keep my commandments, and live;
and my law as the apple of thine eye.

***
Malachi 2:1,4-6

    1 And now, O ye priests, this
commandment is for you.

    4 And ye shall know that I have
sent this commandment unto you, that
my covenant might be with Levi, saith
the Lord of hosts.

    5 My covenant was with him of life
and peace; and I gave them to him for
the fear wherewith he feared me, and
was afraid before my name.

    6 The law of truth was in his
mouth, and iniquity was not found in
his lips: he walked with me in peace
and equity, and did turn many away
from iniquity.

***
Matthew 5:17

    17 #Think not that I am come to
destroy the law, or the prophets: I
am not come to destroy, but to
fulfil.

***
Luke 10:25-28

    25 #And, behold, a certain lawyer
stood up, and tempted him, saying,
Master, what shall I do to inherit
eternal life?

    26 He said unto him, What is
written in the law? how readest thou?


    27 And he answering said, Thou
shalt love the Lord thy God with all
thy heart, and with all thy soul, and
with all thy strength, and with all
thy mind; and thy neighbour as
thyself.

    28 And he said unto him, Thou hast
answered right: this do, and thou
shalt live.

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


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

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

    (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."

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 361:9-16


    (Choose ye today)
    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.

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 69:19


    (God's creation intact)
    Some day the child will ask his parent: "Do you keep the First Commandment? Do you have one God and creator, or is man a creator?" If the father replies, "God creates man through man," the child may ask, "Do you teach that Spirit creates materially, or do you declare that Spirit is infinite, therefore matter is out of the question?" Jesus said, "The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage: But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage."

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.


Section 5


Leviticus 18:5

    5 Ye shall therefore keep my
statutes, and my judgments: which if
a man do, he shall live in them: I am
the Lord.

***
James 5:14,15

    14 Is any sick among you? let him
call for the elders of the church;
and let them pray over him, anointing
him with oil in the name of the Lord:


    15 And the prayer of faith shall
save the sick, and the Lord shall
raise him up; and if he have
committed sins, they shall be
forgiven him.

***
Matthew 9:18,19,23-25

    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.

***
Luke 9:23,24

    23 #And he said to them all, If any
man will come after me, let him deny
himself, and take up his cross daily,
and follow me.

    24 For whosoever will save his life
shall lose it: but whosoever will
lose his life for my sake, the same
shall save it.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 192:27


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 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.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 141:13


    (No ecclesiastical monopoly)
    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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 311:22


    (Soul impeccable) 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 6


Psalm 1:1-3

    1 Blessed is the man that walketh
not in the counsel of the ungodly,
nor standeth in the way of sinners,
nor sitteth in the seat of the
scornful.

    2 But his delight is in the law of
the Lord; and in his law doth he
meditate day and night.

    3 And he shall be like a tree
planted by the rivers of water, that
bringeth forth his fruit in his
season; his leaf also shall not
wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall
prosper.

***
Revelation 2:7

    7 He that hath an ear, let him hear
what the Spirit saith unto the
churches; To him that overcometh will
I give to eat of the tree of life,
which is in the midst of the paradise
of God.
Revelation 21:4

    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.
Revelation 22:1-3,14

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

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

    3 And there shall be no more curse:
but the throne of God and of the Lamb
shall be in it; and his servants
shall serve him:

    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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 526:15-22


    (Record of error)
    God pronounced good all that He created, and the Scriptures declare that He created all. The "tree of life" stands for the idea of Truth, and the sword which guards it is the type of divine Science. The "tree of knowledge" stands for the erroneous doctrine that the knowledge of evil is as real, hence as God-bestowed, as the knowledge of good.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 527:17

    (No temptation from God)
    But is it true that God, good, made "the tree of life" to be the tree of death to His own creation? Has evil the reality of good? Evil is unreal because it is a lie, - false in every statement.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 299:18


    (Knowledge and Truth)
    Knowledge gained from material sense is figuratively represented in Scripture as a tree, bearing the fruits of sin, sickness, and death. Ought we not then to judge the knowledge thus obtained to be untrue and dangerous, since "the tree is known by his fruit"?

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 406:1


    (The leaves of healing)
    The Bible contains the recipe for all healing. "The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations." Sin and sickness are both healed by the same Principle. The tree is typical of man's divine Principle, which is equal to every emergency, offering full salvation from sin, sickness, and death. Sin will submit to Christian Science when, in place of modes and forms, the power of God is understood and demonstrated in the healing of mortals, both mind and body. "Perfect Love casteth out fear."

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 426:11-14

    (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.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 76:6-10


    (Real Life is God)
    When being is understood, Life will be recognized as neither material nor finite, but as infinite, - as God, universal good; and the belief that life, or mind, was ever in a finite form, or good in evil, will be destroyed.

Subheadings in this lesson

03 1 - Mind cures hip-disease
03 1 - Stages of existence
03 1 - Spiritual offspring
03 2 - Human reflection
03 2 - Immaterial pleasure
03 2 - -11- Christ Jesus
03 2 - -12- Messiah or Christ
03 2 - Life eternal and present
03 3 - Divinity and humanity
03 3 - Spiritual ascension
03 3 - Pentecostal power
03 3 - New Testament basis
03 3 - Condition of progress
03 3 - Key to the kingdom
03 4 - Jesus' sinless career
03 4 - Effective triumph
03 4 - Choose ye today
03 4 - God's creation intact
03 4 - Practical religion
03 5 - The one real power
03 5 - Mental propagation
03 5 - No ecclesiastical monopoly
03 5 - Soul impeccable
03 6 - Record of error
03 6 - No temptation from God
03 6 - Knowledge and Truth
03 6 - The leaves of healing
03 6 - Our footsteps heavenward
03 6 - Real Life is God


January 15,1905

Subject: 04

TRUTH.

1ooo



-- Golden Text --

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.


Responsive Reading


John 18:28-38

    28 #Then led they Jesus from
Caiaphas unto the hall of judgment:
and it was early; and they themselves
went not into the judgment hall, lest
they should be defiled; but that they
might eat the passover.

    29 Pilate then went out unto them,
and said, What accusation bring ye
against this man?

    30 They answered and said unto him,
If he were not a malefactor, we would
not have delivered him up unto thee.

    31 Then said Pilate unto them, Take
ye him, and judge him according to
your law. The Jews therefore said
unto him, It is not lawful for us to
put any man to death:

    32 That the saying of Jesus might
be fulfilled, which he spake,
signifying what death he should die.

    33 Then Pilate entered into the
judgment hall again, and called
Jesus, and said unto him, Art thou
the King of the Jews?

    34 Jesus answered him, Sayest thou
this thing of thyself, or did others
tell it thee of me?

    35 Pilate answered, Am I a Jew?
Thine own nation and the chief
priests have delivered thee unto me:
what hast thou done?

    36 Jesus answered, My kingdom is
not of this world: if my kingdom were
of this world, then would my servants
fight, that I should not be delivered
to the Jews: but now is my kingdom
not from hence.

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

    38 Pilate saith unto him, What is
truth? And when he had said this, he
went out again unto the Jews, and
saith unto them, I find in him no
fault at all.


Section 1


I Kings 8:1,3,6

    1 Then Solomon assembled the
elders of Israel, and all the heads
of the tribes, the chief of the
fathers of the children of Israel,
unto king Solomon in Jerusalem, that
they might bring up the ark of the
covenant of the Lord out of the city
of David, which is Zion.

    3 And all the elders of Israel
came, and the priests took up the
ark.

    6 And the priests brought in the
ark of the covenant of the Lord unto
his place, into the oracle of the
house, to the most holy place, even
under the wings of the cherubims.

***
Hebrews 9:3-6,11,24

    3 And after the second veil, the
tabernacle which is called the
Holiest of all;

    4 Which had the golden censer, and
the ark of the covenant overlaid round
about with gold, wherein was the
golden pot that had manna, and
Aaron's rod that budded, and the
tables of the covenant;

    5 And over it the cherubims of
glory shadowing the mercyseat; of
which we cannot now speak
particularly.

    6 Now when these things were thus
ordained, the priests went always
into the first tabernacle,
accomplishing the service of God.

    11 But Christ being come an high
priest of good things to come, by a
greater and more perfect tabernacle,
not made with hands, that is to say,
not of this building;

    24 For Christ is not entered into
the holy places made with hands,
which are the figures of the true;
but into heaven itself, now to appear
in the presence of God for us:

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 312:17-19


    (Vain ecstasies)
    Mortals try to believe without understanding Truth; yet God is Truth.

581:8-13 Chapter 17: Glossary
(ARK)

    ARK. Safety; the idea, or reflection, of Truth, proved to be as immortal as its Principle; the understanding of Spirit, destroying belief in matter.
    God and man coexistent and eternal; Science showing that the spiritual realities of all things are created by Him and exist forever.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 333:19-27

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


    (-13- The divine Principle and idea) 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

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


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 286:1-11


    (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.
    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."


Section 2


Exodus 16:14,15,33

    14 And when the dew that lay was
gone up, behold, upon the face of the
wilderness there lay a small round
thing, as small as the hoar frost on
the ground.

    15 And when the children of Israel
saw it, they said one to another, It
is manna: for they wist not what it
was. And Moses said unto them, This
is the bread which the Lord hath
given you to eat.

    33 And Moses said unto Aaron, Take
a pot, and put an omer full of manna
therein, and lay it up before the
Lord, to be kept for your
generations.

***
John 6:32,33,49,50

    32 Then Jesus said unto them,
Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses
gave you not that bread from heaven;
but my Father giveth you the true
bread from heaven.

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

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

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

***
Revelation 2:17

    17 He that hath an ear, let him
hear what the Spirit saith unto the
churches; To him that overcometh will
I give to eat of the hidden manna,
and will give him a white stone, and
in the stone a new name written,
which no man knoweth saving he that
receiveth it.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 35:26-27(to .)


    (Spiritual Eucharist)
    Our bread, "which cometh down from heaven," is Truth.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 32:15-17

    (Sacred sacrament)
    "As they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body.

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

    (Heavenly supplies)
    His followers, sorrowful and silent, anticipating the hour of their Master's betrayal, partook of the heavenly manna, which of old had fed in the wilderness the persecuted followers of Truth. Their bread indeed came down from heaven. It was the great truth of spiritual being, healing the sick and casting out error. Their Master had explained it all before, and now this bread was feeding and sustaining them. They had borne this bread from house to house, breaking (explaining) it to others, and now it comforted themselves.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 221:1-4


    (Starvation and dyspepsia)
    I knew a person who when quite a child adopted the Graham system to cure dyspepsia. For many years, he ate only bread and vegetables, and drank nothing but water.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 222:4

    (Mind and stomach)
    This person learned that food affects the body only as mortal mind has its material methods of working, one of which is to believe that proper food supplies nutriment and strength to the human system. He learned also that mortal mind makes a mortal body, whereas Truth regenerates this fleshly mind and feeds thought with the bread of Life.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 530:5


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


Section 3


Numbers 16:47,48,50

    47 And Aaron took as Moses
commanded, and ran into the midst of
the congregation; and, behold, the
plague was begun among the people:
and he put on incense, and made an
atonement for the people.

    48 And he stood between the dead
and the living; and the plague was
stayed.

    50 And Aaron returned unto Moses
unto the door of the tabernacle of
the congregation: and the plague was
stayed.
Numbers 17:6,8,10

    6 #And Moses spake unto the
children of Israel, and every one of
their princes gave him a rod apiece,
for each prince one, according to
their fathers' houses, even twelve
rods: and the rod of Aaron was among
their rods.

    8 And it came to pass, that on the
morrow Moses went into the tabernacle
of witness; and, behold, the rod of
Aaron for the house of Levi was
budded, and brought forth buds, and
bloomed blossoms, and yielded
almonds.

    10 #And the Lord said unto Moses,
Bring Aaron's rod again before the
testimony, to be kept for a token
against the rebels; and thou shalt
quite take away their murmurings from
me, that they die not.

***
Psalm 23:4

    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.

***
John 8:31,32

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

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

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 495:2

(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.

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.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 183:23-29


    (Laws of nature spiritual)
    Obedience to Truth gives man power and strength. Submission to error superinduces loss of power.
    (Belief and understanding)
    Truth casts out all evils and materialistic methods with the actual spiritual law, - the law which gives sight to the blind, hearing to the deaf, voice to the dumb, feet to the lame.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 227:16


    (Native freedom)
    God made man free. Paul said, "I was free born." All men should be free. "Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty." Love and Truth make free, but evil and error lead into captivity.


Section 4


Deuteronomy 31:24-26

    24 #And it came to pass, when Moses
had made an end of writing the words
of this law in a book, until they
were finished,

    25 That Moses commanded the
Levites, which bare the ark of the
covenant of the Lord, saying,

    26 Take this book of the law, and
put it in the side of the ark of the
covenant of the Lord your God, that
it may be there for a witness against
thee.

***
Psalm 119:16,17,130

    16 I will delight myself in thy
statutes: I will not forget thy word.


    17 Deal bountifully with thy
servant, that I may live, and keep
thy word.

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

***
John 17:1,2,8,14,17

    1 These words spake Jesus, and
lifted up his eyes to heaven, and
said, Father, the hour is come;
glorify thy Son, that thy Son also
may glorify thee:

    2 As thou hast given him power over
all flesh, that he should give
eternal life to as many as thou hast
given him.

    8 For I have given unto them the
words which thou gavest me; and they
have received them, and have known
surely that I came out from thee, and
they have believed that thou didst
send me.

    14 I have given them thy word; and
the world hath hated them, because
they are not of the world, even as I
am not of the world.

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

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 497:3

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


    ( - Tenets -)
    1. As adherents of Truth, we take the inspired Word of the Bible as our sufficient guide to eternal Life.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 271:26-30


    (Modern evangel)
    Those, who are willing to leave their nets or to cast them on the right side for Truth, have the opportunity now, as aforetime, to learn and to practise Christian healing. The Scriptures contain it. The spiritual import of the Word imparts this power.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 272:3

    (Spirituality of Scripture)
    The spiritual sense of truth must be gained before Truth can be understood. This sense is assimilated only as we are honest, unselfish, loving, and meek. In the soil of an "honest and good heart" the seed must be sown; else it beareth not much fruit, for the swinish element in human nature uproots it. Jesus said: "Ye do err, not knowing the Scriptures." The spiritual sense of the Scriptures brings out the scientific sense, and is the new tongue referred to in the last chapter of Mark's Gospel.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 350:24-2


    (The divine life-link)
    "The Word was made flesh." Divine Truth must be known by its effects on the body as well as on the mind, before the Science of being can be demonstrated. Hence its embodiment in the incarnate Jesus, - that life-link forming the connection through which the real reaches the unreal, Soul rebukes sense, and Truth destroys error.
    (Truth a present help)
    In Jewish worship the Word was materially explained, and the spiritual sense was scarcely perceived. The religion which sprang from half-hidden Israelitish history was pedantic and void of healing power.

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.


Section 5


Exodus 25:18-20

    18 And thou shalt make two
cherubims of gold, of beaten work
shalt thou make them, in the two ends
of the mercy seat.

    19 And make one cherub on the one
end, and the other cherub on the
other end: even of the mercy seat
shall ye make the cherubims on the
two ends thereof.

    20 And the cherubims shall stretch
forth their wings on high, covering
the mercy seat with their wings, and
their faces shall look one to
another; toward the mercy seat shall
the faces of the cherubims be.

***
II Kings 19:15

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

***
Psalm 80:1

    1 Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel,
thou that leadest Joseph like a
flock; thou that dwellest between the
cherubims, shine forth.

***
Proverbs 3:13

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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 538:3-6


    (Spiritual gateway)
    Truth should, and does, drive error out of all selfhood. Truth is a two-edged sword, guarding and guiding. Truth places the cherub wisdom at the gate of understanding to note the proper guests.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 537:5,15-16

    (Justice and recompense) So He drove out the man: and He placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.
    Truth guards the gateway to harmony.

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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 275:12


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


Section 6


Exodus 25:21,22

    21 And thou shalt put the mercy
seat above upon the ark; and in the
ark thou shalt put the testimony that
I shall give thee.

    22 And there I will meet with thee,
and I will commune with thee from
above the mercy seat, from between
the two cherubims which are upon the
ark of the testimony, of all things
which I will give thee in commandment
unto the children of Israel.

***
Numbers 7:89

    89 And when Moses was gone into the
tabernacle of the congregation to
speak with him, then he heard the
voice of one speaking unto him from
off the mercy seat that was upon the
ark of testimony, from between the
two cherubims: and he spake unto him.

***
Psalm 77:1,13

    1 I cried unto God with my voice,
even unto God with my voice; and he
gave ear unto me.

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

***
Romans 11:33,36

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

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

***
II Corinthians 13:14

    14 The grace of the Lord Jesus
Christ, and the love of God, and the
communion of the Holy Ghost, be with
you all. Amen.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 72:6


    (Found wanting)
    A condition precedent to communion with Spirit is the gain of spiritual life.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 84:14

    (Scientific foreseeing)
    Acquaintance with the Science of being enables us to commune more largely with the divine Mind, to foresee and foretell events which concern the universal welfare, to be divinely inspired, - yea, to reach the range of fetterless Mind.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 213:30-3


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

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 576:8-14,21


    (The shrine celestial)
    In Revelation xxi. 22, further describing this holy city, the beloved Disciple writes: -



    And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.



    There was no temple, - that is, no material structure in which to worship God, for He must be worshipped in spirit and in love. This kingdom of God "is within you," - is within reach of man's consciousness here, and the spiritual idea reveals it. In divine Science, man possesses this recognition of harmony consciously in proportion to his understanding of God.

Subheadings in this lesson

04 1 - Vain ecstasies
04 1 - -13- The divine Principle and idea
04 1 - Christ the ideal Truth
04 1 - Salvation is through reform
04 2 - Spiritual Eucharist
04 2 - Sacred sacrament
04 2 - Heavenly supplies
04 2 - Starvation and dyspepsia
04 2 - Mind and stomach
04 2 - Divine providence
04 3 - Followers of Jesus
04 3 - Rebukes helpful
04 3 - Laws of nature spiritual
04 3 - Belief and understanding
04 3 - Native freedom
04 4 - - Tenets -
04 4 - Modern evangel
04 4 - Spirituality of Scripture
04 4 - The divine life-link
04 4 - Truth a present help
04 4 - Spiritual interpretation
04 5 - Spiritual gateway
04 5 - Justice and recompense
04 5 - Redemption from selfishness
04 5 - Divine synonyms
04 6 - Found wanting
04 6 - Scientific foreseeing
04 6 - Music, rhythm of head and heart
04 6 - The shrine celestial


January 22,1905

Subject: 05

LOVE.

ooo1



-- Golden Text --

I John 4:19

    19 We love him, because he first
loved us.


Responsive Reading


Luke 15:11-24

    11 #And he said, A certain man had
two sons:

    12 And the younger of them said to
his father, Father, give me the
portion of goods that falleth to me.
And he divided unto them his living.

    13 And not many days after the
younger son gathered all together,
and took his journey into a far
country, and there wasted his
substance with riotous living.

    14 And when he had spent all, there
arose a mighty famine in that land;
and he began to be in want.

    15 And he went and joined himself
to a citizen of that country; and he
sent him into his fields to feed
swine.

    16 And he would fain have filled
his belly with the husks that the
swine did eat: and no man gave unto
him.

    17 And when he came to himself, he
said, How many hired servants of my
father's have bread enough and to
spare, and I perish with hunger!

    18 I will arise and go to my
father, and will say unto him,
Father, I have sinned against heaven,
and before thee,

    19 And am no more worthy to be
called thy son: make me as one of thy
hired servants.

    20 And he arose, and came to his
father. But when he was yet a great
way off, his father saw him, and had
compassion, and ran, and fell on his
neck, and kissed him.

    21 And the son said unto him,
Father, I have sinned against heaven,
and in thy sight, and am no more
worthy to be called thy son.

    22 But the father said to his
servants, Bring forth the best robe,
and put it on him; and put a ring on
his hand, and shoes on his feet:

    23 And bring hither the fatted
calf, and kill it; and let us eat,
and be merry:

    24 For this my son was dead, and is
alive again; he was lost, and is
found. And they began to be merry.


Section 1


Jeremiah 31:3

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

***
Hosea 11:1,3,4

    1 When Israel was a child, then I
loved him, and called my son out of
Egypt.

    3 I taught Ephraim also to go,
taking them by their arms; but they
knew not that I healed them.

    4 I drew them with cords of a man,
with bands of love: and I was to them
as they that take off the yoke on
their jaws, and I laid meat unto
them.

***
Isaiah 40:9,11

    9 #O Zion, that bringest good
tidings, get thee up into the high
mountain; O Jerusalem, that bringest
good tidings, lift up thy voice with
strength; lift it up, be not afraid;
say unto the cities of Judah, Behold
your God!

    11 He shall feed his flock like a
shepherd: he shall gather the lambs
with his arm, and carry them in his
bosom, and shall gently lead those
that are with young.

***
I John 4:8,16

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

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

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 256:7


    (No material creation)
    Love, the divine Principle, is the Father and Mother of the universe, including man.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 140:7


    (God invisible to the senses)
    Not materially but spiritually we know Him as divine Mind, as Life, Truth, and Love. We shall obey and adore in proportion as we apprehend the divine nature and love Him understandingly, warring no more over the corporeality, but rejoicing in the affluence of our God. Religion will then be of the heart and not of the head. Mankind will no longer be tyrannical and proscriptive from lack of love, - straining out gnats and swallowing camels.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 300:31


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

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 560:11-17


    (True estimate of God's messenger)
    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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 538:11-13


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

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 567:7-8


    (Angelic offices)
    To infinite, ever-present Love, all is Love, and there is no error, no sin, sickness, nor death.


Section 2


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.

***
Isaiah 2:2-4

    2 And it shall come to pass in the
last days, that the mountain of the
Lord's house shall be established in
the top of the mountains, and shall
be exalted above the hills; and all
nations shall flow unto it.

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

    4 And he shall judge among the
nations, and shall rebuke many
people: and they shall beat their
swords into plowshares, and their
spears into pruninghooks: nation
shall not lift up sword against
nation, neither shall they learn war
any more.

***
I John 5:2,4,5

    2 By this we know that we love the
children of God, when we love God, and
keep his commandments.

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

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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 508:23


    (Mind's pure thought)
    The intelligent individual idea, be it male or female, rising from the lesser to the greater, unfolds the infinitude of Love.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 517:30

    (Birthright of man)
    Divine Love blesses its own ideas, and causes them to multiply, - to manifest His power. 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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 519:9-11

    (Infinity measureless)
    Thus the ideas of God in universal being are complete and forever expressed, for Science reveals infinity and the fatherhood and motherhood of Love.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 518:19

    (Assistance in brotherhood)
    Love giveth to the least spiritual idea might, immortality, and goodness, which shine through all as the blossom shines through the bud. All the varied expressions of God reflect health, holiness, immortality - infinite Life, Truth, and Love.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 520:3-5

    (Love and man coexistent)
    Unfathomable Mind is expressed. The depth, breadth, height, might, majesty, and glory of infinite Love fill all space.


Section 3


Psalm 97:10

    10 Ye that love the Lord, hate
evil: he preserveth the souls of his
saints; he delivereth them out of the
hand of the wicked.

***
Malachi 4:2,3

    2 #But unto you that fear my name
shall the Sun of righteousness arise
with healing in his wings; and ye
shall go forth, and grow up as calves
of the stall.

    3 And ye shall tread down the
wicked; for they shall be ashes under
the soles of your feet in the day
that I shall do this, saith the Lord
of hosts.

***
Luke 10:19,20

    19 Behold, I give unto you power to
tread on serpents and scorpions, and
over all the power of the enemy: and
nothing shall by any means hurt you.

    20 Notwithstanding in this rejoice
not, that the spirits are subject unto
you; but rather rejoice, because your
names are written in heaven.

***
Romans 8:35,37-39

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

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

    38 For I am persuaded, that neither
death, nor life, nor angels, nor
principalities, nor powers, nor
things present, nor things to come,

    39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any
other creature, shall be able to
separate us from the love of God,
which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 305:22-27


    (Inverted images)
    In the illusion of life that is here to-day and gone to-morrow, man would be wholly mortal, were it not that Love, the divine Principle that obtains in divine Science, destroys all error and brings immortality to light.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 571:18-19


    (The armor of divinity)
    Clad in the panoply of Love, human hatred cannot reach you.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 514:26-28


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

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 574:6-9,16-30


    (Vials of wrath and consolation)
    And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will show thee the bride, the Lamb's wife.
    The beauty of this text is, that the sum total of human misery, represented by the seven angelic vials full of seven plagues, has full compensation in the law of Love. Note this, - that the very message, or swift-winged thought, which poured forth hatred and torment, brought also the experience which at last lifted the seer to behold the great city, the four equal sides of which were heaven-bestowed and heaven-bestowing.
    (Spiritual wedlock)
    Think of this, dear reader, for it will lift the sackcloth from your eyes, and you will behold the soft-winged dove descending upon you. The very circumstance, which your suffering sense deems wrathful and afflictive, Love can make an angel entertained unawares.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 567:27

    (Dragon cast down to earth)
    The beast and the false prophets are lust and hypocrisy. These wolves in sheep's clothing are detected and killed by innocence, the Lamb of Love.


Section 4


Proverbs 22:11

    11 He that loveth pureness of
heart, for the grace of his lips the
king shall be his friend.

***
Ephesians 4:31,32

    31 Let all bitterness, and wrath,
and anger, and clamour, and evil
speaking, be put away from you, with
all malice:

    32 And be ye kind one to another,
tenderhearted, forgiving one another,
even as God for Christ's sake hath
forgiven you.
Ephesians 5:1-4

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

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

    3 But fornication, and all
uncleanness, or covetousness, let it
not be once named among you, as
becometh saints;

    4 Neither filthiness, nor foolish
talking, nor jesting, which are not
convenient: but rather giving of
thanks.

***
I Peter 2:1,2

    1 Wherefore laying aside all
malice, and all guile, and
hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil
speakings,

    2 As newborn babes, desire the
sincere milk of the word, that ye may
grow thereby:

***
Matthew 5:16

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

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 451:2


    (False claims annihilated) Christian Scientists must live under the constant pressure of the apostolic command to come out from the material world and be separate. They must renounce aggression, oppression and the pride of power. Christianity, with the crown of Love upon her brow, must be their queen of life.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 337:14

  (- MORTAL MIND - Sin)


    (-26- Purity the path to perfection)
    XXVI. Christian Science demonstrates that none but the pure in heart can see God, as the gospel teaches. In proportion to his purity is man perfect; and perfection is the order of celestial being which demonstrates Life in Christ, Life's spiritual ideal.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 569:11


    (The robe of Science)
    He that touches the hem of Christ's robe and masters his mortal beliefs, animality, and hate, rejoices in the proof of healing, - in a sweet and certain sense that God is Love. Alas for those who break faith with divine Science and fail to strangle the serpent of sin as well as of sickness! They are dwellers still in the deep darkness of belief. They are in the surging sea of error, not struggling to lift their heads above the drowning wave.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 446:15-20


    (Exclusion of malpractice)
    Good must dominate in the thoughts of the healer, or his demonstration is protracted, dangerous, and impossible in Science.
    A wrong motive involves defeat. In the Science of Mind-healing, it is imperative to be honest, for victory rests on the side of immutable right.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 448:30-1

    (Adherence to righteousness)
    To talk the right and live the wrong is foolish deceit, doing one's self the most harm. Fettered by sin yourself, it is difficult to free another from the fetters of disease.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 367:3


    (Genuine healing)
    The tender word and Christian encouragement of an invalid, pitiful patience with his fears and the removal of them, are better than hecatombs of gushing theories, stereotyped borrowed speeches, and the doling of arguments, which are but so many parodies on legitimate Christian Science, aflame with divine Love.


Section 5


Matthew 20:29,30,32-34

    29 And as they departed from
Jericho, a great multitude followed
him.

    30 #And, behold, two blind men
sitting by the way side, when they
heard that Jesus passed by, cried
out, saying, Have mercy on us, O
Lord, thou Son of David.

    32 And Jesus stood still, and
called them, and said, What will ye
that I shall do unto you?

    33 They say unto him, Lord, that
our eyes may be opened.

    34 So Jesus had compassion on them,
and touched their eyes: and
immediately their eyes received
sight, and they followed him.
Matthew 10:1,5,8

    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:

    8 Heal the sick, cleanse the
lepers, raise the dead, cast out
devils: freely ye have received,
freely give.

***
John 14:15

    15 If ye love me, keep my
commandments.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 454:17


    (Love the incentive)
    Love for God and man is the true incentive in both healing and teaching. Love inspires, illumines, designates, and leads the way. Right motives give pinions to thought, and strength and freedom to speech and action. Love is priestess at the altar of Truth. Wait patiently for divine Love to move upon the waters of mortal mind, and form the perfect concept. Patience must "have her perfect work."

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 418:22


    (Truthful arguments)
    By the truthful arguments you employ, and especially by the spirit of Truth and Love which you entertain, you will heal the sick.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 366:12-19

    (The true physician)
    The physician who lacks sympathy for his fellow-being is deficient in human affection, and we have the apostolic warrant for asking: "He that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?" Not having this spiritual affection, the physician lacks faith in the divine Mind and has not that recognition of infinite Love which alone confers the healing power.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 365:15-19

    (Speedy healing)
    If the Scientist reaches his patient through divine Love, the healing work will be accomplished at one visit, and the disease will vanish into its native nothingness like dew before the morning sunshine.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 412:13

    (Eloquent silence)
    The power of Christian Science and divine Love is omnipotent. It is indeed adequate to unclasp the hold and to destroy disease, sin, and death.


Section 6


Psalm 119:165

    165 Great peace have they which
love thy law: and nothing shall
offend them.

***
Isaiah 55:12

    12 For ye shall go out with joy,
and be led forth with peace: the
mountains and the hills shall break
forth before you into singing, and
all the trees of the field shall clap
their hands.

***
Psalm 63:3,5,7

    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:

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

***
Romans 14:17

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

Romans 13:10

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

***
II Corinthians 13:11

    11 Finally, brethren, farewell. Be
perfect, be of good comfort, be of one
mind, live in peace; and the God of
love and peace shall be with you.

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 57:18-19


    (Affection's demands)
    Happiness is spiritual, born of Truth and Love.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 96:4-5


    (The darkest hours of all)
    Love will finally mark the hour of harmony, and spiritualization will follow, for Love is Spirit.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 261:2


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

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 262:17

    (The true sense)
    Job said: "I have heard of Thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth Thee." Mortals will echo Job's thought, when the supposed pain and pleasure of matter cease to predominate. They will then drop the false estimate of life and happiness, of joy and sorrow, and attain the bliss of loving unselfishly, working patiently, and conquering all that is unlike God. Starting from a higher standpoint, one rises spontaneously, even as light emits light without effort; for "where your treasure is, there will your heart be also."

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.

Subheadings in this lesson

05 1 - No material creation
05 1 - God invisible to the senses
05 1 - The divine reflection
05 1 - True estimate of God's messenger
05 1 - Contrasted testimony
05 1 - Angelic offices
05 2 - Mind's pure thought
05 2 - Birthright of man
05 2 - Infinity measureless
05 2 - Assistance in brotherhood
05 2 - Love and man coexistent
05 3 - Inverted images
05 3 - The armor of divinity
05 3 - Creatures of God useful
05 3 - Vials of wrath and consolation
05 3 - Spiritual wedlock
05 3 - Dragon cast down to earth
05 4 - False claims annihilated
05 4 - -26- Purity the path to perfection
05 4 - The robe of Science
05 4 - Exclusion of malpractice
05 4 - Adherence to righteousness
05 4 - Genuine healing
05 5 - Love the incentive
05 5 - Truthful arguments
05 5 - The true physician
05 5 - Speedy healing
05 5 - Eloquent silence
05 6 - Affection's demands
05 6 - The darkest hours of all
05 6 - Thoughts are things
05 6 - The true sense
05 6 - Spiritual proofs of existence


January 29,1905

Subject: 06

SPIRIT.

oo1o



-- Golden Text --

I Corinthians 2:12

    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.


Responsive Reading


Luke 4:14,16-22,33-36

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

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

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

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

    19 To preach the acceptable year of
the Lord.

    20 And he closed the book, and he
gave it again to the minister, and
sat down. And the eyes of all them
that were in the synagogue were
fastened on him.

    21 And he began to say unto them,
This day is this scripture fulfilled
in your ears.

    22 And all bare him witness, and
wondered at the gracious words which
proceeded out of his mouth. And they
said, Is not this Joseph's son?

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

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

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

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


Section 1


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.

***
Ezekiel 43:2,5

    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.

    5 So the spirit took me up, and
brought me into the inner court; and,
behold, the glory of the Lord filled
the house.

***
Isaiah 59:19

    19 So shall they fear the name of
the Lord from the west, and his glory
from the rising of the sun. When the
enemy shall come in like a flood, the
Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a
standard against him.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 334:31-32

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


    (-17- Infinite Spirit)
    XVII. Spirit being God, there is but one Spirit, for there can be but one infinite and therefore one God.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 344:32-3


    (Omnipotence set forth)
    In the Bible the word Spirit is so commonly applied to Deity, that Spirit and God are often regarded as synonymous terms; and it is thus they are uniformly used and understood in Christian Science.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 280:30


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

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


    (Scientific foreknowing)
    All we correctly know of Spirit comes from God, divine Principle, and is learned through Christ and Christian Science. If this Science has been thoroughly learned and properly digested, we can know the truth more accurately than the astronomer can read the stars or calculate an eclipse.

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.


Section 2


Psalm 45:2,7

    2 Thou art fairer than the children
of men: grace is poured into thy
lips: therefore God hath blessed thee
for ever.

    7 Thou lovest righteousness, and
hatest wickedness: therefore God, thy
God, hath anointed thee with the oil
of gladness above thy fellows.

***
Isaiah 49:1-3

    1 Listen, O isles, unto me; and
hearken, ye people, from far; The
Lord hath called me from the womb;
from the bowels of my mother hath he
made mention of my name.

    2 And he hath made my mouth like a
sharp sword; in the shadow of his hand
hath he hid me, and made me a
polished shaft; in his quiver hath he
hid me;

    3 And said unto me, Thou art my
servant, O Israel, in whom I will be
glorified.

***
Luke 10:1,17,21,22

    1 After these things the Lord
appointed other seventy also, and
sent them two and two before his face
into every city and place, whither he
himself would come.

    17 #And the seventy returned again
with joy, saying, Lord, even the
devils are subject unto us through
thy name.

    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.

    22 All things are delivered to me
of my Father: and no man knoweth who
the Son is, but the Father; and who
the Father is, but the Son, and he to
whom the Son will reveal him.

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.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 259:23


    (Immortal models)
    God, Spirit, works spiritually, not materially. Brain or matter never formed a human concept. Vibration is not intelligence; hence it is not a creator. Immortal ideas, pure, perfect, and enduring, are transmitted by the divine Mind through divine Science, which corrects error with truth and demands spiritual thoughts, divine concepts, to the end that they may produce harmonious results.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 229:9


    (No union of opposites) Not far removed from infidelity is the belief which unites such opposites as sickness and health, holiness and unholiness, calls both the offspring of spirit, and at the same time admits that Spirit is God, - virtually declaring Him good in one instance and evil in another.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 294:19


    (Mythical pleasure)
    The lines of demarcation between immortal man, representing Spirit, and mortal man, representing the error that life and intelligence are in matter, show the pleasures and pains of matter to be myths, and human belief in them to be the father of mythology, in which matter is represented as divided into intelligent gods. Man's genuine selfhood is recognizable only in what is good and true. Man is neither self-made nor made by mortals. God created man.


Section 3


Isaiah 40:13,14,17

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

    14 With whom took he counsel, and
who instructed him, and taught him in
the path of judgment, and taught him
knowledge, and shewed to him the way
of understanding?

    17 All nations before him are as
nothing; and they are counted to him
less than nothing, and vanity.

***
Obadiah 1:3,4

    3 #The pride of thine heart hath
deceived thee, thou that dwellest in
the clefts of the rock, whose
habitation is high; that saith in his
heart, Who shall bring me down to the
ground?

    4 Though thou exalt thyself as the
eagle, and though thou set thy nest
among the stars, thence will I bring
thee down, saith the Lord.

***
Habakkuk 2:19,20

    19 Woe unto him that saith to the
wood, Awake; to the dumb stone,
Arise, it shall teach! Behold, it is
laid over with gold and silver, and
there is no breath at all in the
midst of it.

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 278:1


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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 504:27-31


    (Spirit versus darkness)
    Did infinite Mind create matter, and call it light? Spirit is light, and the contradiction of Spirit is matter, darkness, and darkness obscures light. Material sense is nothing but a supposition of the absence of Spirit.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 73:15-30


    (One government)
    If Spirit, or God, communed with mortals or controlled them through electricity or any other form of matter, the divine order and the Science of omnipotent, omnipresent Spirit would be destroyed.
    (Incorrect theories)
    The belief that material bodies return to dust, hereafter to rise up as spiritual bodies with material sensations and desires, is incorrect. Equally incorrect is the belief that spirit is confined in a finite, material body, from which it is freed by death, and that, when it is freed from the material body, spirit retains the sensations belonging to that body.
    (No mediumship)
    It is a grave mistake to suppose that matter is any part of the reality of intelligent existence, or that Spirit and matter, intelligence and non-intelligence, can commune together. This error Science will destroy.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 381:31


    (Begin rightly)
    Christ Jesus overruled the error which would impose penalties for transgressions of the physical laws of health; he annulled supposed laws of matter, opposed to the harmonies of Spirit, lacking divine authority and having only human approval for their sanction.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 572:17


    (Fulfilment of the Law)
    Under the supremacy of Spirit, it will be seen and acknowledged that matter must disappear.


Section 4


Ezekiel 34:11,25,26

    11 #For thus saith the Lord God;
Behold, I, even I, will both search
my sheep, and seek them out.

    25 And I will make with them a
covenant of peace, and will cause the
evil beasts to cease out of the land:
and they shall dwell safely in the
wilderness, and sleep in the woods.

    26 And I will make them and the
places round about my hill a
blessing; and I will cause the shower
to come down in his season; there
shall be showers of blessing.

***
Matthew 9:35-38

    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.

    37 Then saith he unto his
disciples, The harvest truly is
plenteous, but the labourers are few;


    38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of
the harvest, that he will send forth
labourers into his harvest.

***
Ephesians 1:3,13,14

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

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

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

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


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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 512:8-9,20-27


    (Seraphic symbols)
    Spirit is symbolized by strength, presence, and power, and also by holy thoughts, winged with Love.
    (Multiplication of pure ideas)
    Spirit blesses the multiplication of its own pure and perfect ideas. From the infinite elements of the one Mind emanate all form, color, quality, and quantity, and these are mental, both primarily and secondarily. Their spiritual nature is discerned only through the spiritual senses. Mortal mind inverts the true likeness, and confers animal names and natures upon its own misconceptions.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 397:1


    (Misleading methods)
    By not perceiving vital metaphysical points, not seeing how mortal mind affects the body, - acting beneficially or injuriously on the health, as well as on the morals and the happiness of mortals, - we are misled in our conclusions and methods. We throw the mental influence on the wrong side, thereby actually injuring those whom we mean to bless.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 518:13-19


    (Assistance in brotherhood)
    God gives the lesser idea of Himself for a link to the greater, and in return, the higher always protects the lower. The rich in spirit help the poor in one grand brotherhood, all having the same Principle, or Father; and blessed is that man who seeth his brother's need and supplieth it, seeking his own in another's good.


Section 5


Psalm 51:10

    10 Create in me a clean heart, O
God; and renew a right spirit within
me.

***
Matthew 20:20-23

    20 #Then came to him the mother of
Zebedee's children with her sons,
worshipping him, and desiring a
certain thing of him.

    21 And he said unto her, What wilt
thou? She saith unto him, Grant that
these my two sons may sit, the one on
thy right hand, and the other on the
left, in thy kingdom.

    22 But Jesus answered and said, Ye
know not what ye ask. Are ye able to
drink of the cup that I shall drink
of, and to be baptized with the
baptism that I am baptized with? They
say unto him, We are able.

    23 And he saith unto them, Ye shall
drink indeed of my cup, and be
baptized with the baptism that I am
baptized with: but to sit on my right
hand, and on my left, is not mine to
give, but it shall be given to them
for whom it is prepared of my Father.

***
I Peter 3:18-21

    18 For Christ also hath once
suffered for sins, the just for the
unjust, that he might bring us to
God, being put to death in the flesh,
but quickened by the Spirit:

    19 By which also he went and
preached unto the spirits in prison;

    20 Which sometime were disobedient,
when once the longsuffering of God
waited in the days of Noah, while the
ark was a preparing, wherein few,
that is, eight souls were saved by
water.

    21 The like figure whereunto even
baptism doth also now save us (not
the putting away of the filth of the
flesh, but the answer of a good
conscience toward God,) by the
resurrection of Jesus Christ:

581:23-24 Chapter 17: Glossary
(BAPTISM)

    BAPTISM. Purification by Spirit; submergence in Spirit.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 241:27-8


    (Spirit transforms)
    The baptism of Spirit, washing the body of all the impurities of flesh, signifies that the pure in heart see God and are approaching spiritual Life and its demonstration.
    (Spiritual baptism)
    It is "easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle," than for sinful beliefs to enter the kingdom of heaven, eternal harmony. Through repentance, spiritual baptism, and regeneration, mortals put off their material beliefs and false individuality. It is only a question of time when "they shall all know Me [God], from the least of them unto the greatest." Denial of the claims of matter is a great step towards the joys of Spirit, towards human freedom and the final triumph over the body.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 565:13


    (The conflict with purity)
    The impersonation of the spiritual idea had a brief history in the earthly life of our Master; but "of his kingdom there shall be no end," for Christ, God's idea, will eventually rule all nations and peoples - imperatively, absolutely, finally - with divine Science. This immaculate idea, represented first by man and, according to the Revelator, last by woman, will baptize with fire; and the fiery baptism will burn up the chaff of error with the fervent heat of Truth and Love, melting and purifying even the gold of human character. After the stars sang together and all was primeval harmony, the material lie made war upon the spiritual idea; but this only impelled the idea to rise to the zenith of demonstration, destroying sin, sickness, and death, and to be caught up unto God, - to be found in its divine Principle.


Section 6


II Chronicles 15:1,2,8

    1 And the Spirit of God came upon
Azariah the son of Oded:

    2 And he went out to meet Asa, and
said unto him, Hear ye me, Asa, and
all Judah and Benjamin; The Lord is
with you, while ye be with him; and
if ye seek him, he will be found of
you; but if ye forsake him, he will
forsake you.

    8 And when Asa heard these words,
and the prophecy of Oded the prophet,
he took courage, and put away the
abominable idols out of all the land
of Judah and Benjamin, and out of the
cities which he had taken from mount
Ephraim, and renewed the altar of the
Lord, that was before the porch of
the Lord.

***
Romans 8:8-10

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

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

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

***
Galatians 6:8,9

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

    9 And let us not be weary in well
doing: for in due season we shall
reap, if we faint not.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 254:6-23


    (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.


    During the sensual ages, absolute Christian Science may not be achieved prior to the change called death, for we have not the power to demonstrate what we do not understand. But the human self must be evangelized. This task God demands us to accept lovingly to-day, and to abandon so fast as practical the material, and to work out the spiritual which determines the outward and actual.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 324:7


    (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." Be watchful, sober, and vigilant. The way is straight and narrow, which leads to the understanding that God is the only Life. It is a warfare with the flesh, in which we must conquer sin, sickness, and death, either here or hereafter, - certainly before we can reach the goal of Spirit, or life in God.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 288:3

    (The great conflict)
    The suppositional warfare between truth and error is only the mental conflict between the evidence of the spiritual senses and the testimony of the material senses, and this warfare between the Spirit and flesh will settle all questions through faith in and the understanding of divine Love.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 567:12


    (Angelic offices)
    Thus endeth the conflict between the flesh and Spirit.

Subheadings in this lesson

06 1 - -17- Infinite Spirit
06 1 - Omnipotence set forth
06 1 - Sensationless body
06 1 - Scientific foreknowing
06 1 - Mind's idea faultless
06 2 - Spiritual origin
06 2 - Immortal models
06 2 - No union of opposites
06 2 - Mythical pleasure
06 3 - Substance versus supposition
06 3 - Spirit versus darkness
06 3 - One government
06 3 - Incorrect theories
06 3 - No mediumship
06 3 - Begin rightly
06 3 - Fulfilment of the Law
06 4 - Spirit intangible
06 4 - Seraphic symbols
06 4 - Multiplication of pure ideas
06 4 - Misleading methods
06 4 - Assistance in brotherhood
06 5 - Spirit transforms
06 5 - Spiritual baptism
06 5 - The conflict with purity
06 6 - Patience and final perfection
06 6 - Narrow pathway
06 6 - The great conflict
06 6 - Angelic offices


February 5,1905

Subject: 07

SOUL.

o1oo



-- Golden Text --

Proverbs 19:16

    16 He that keepeth the commandment
keepeth his own soul; but he that
despiseth his ways shall die.


Responsive Reading


Deuteronomy 6:4-14,24,25

    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.

    6 And these words, which I command
thee this day, shall be in thine
heart:

    7 And thou shalt teach them
diligently unto thy children, and
shalt talk of them when thou sittest
in thine house, and when thou walkest
by the way, and when thou liest down,
and when thou risest up.

    8 And thou shalt bind them for a
sign upon thine hand, and they shall
be as frontlets between thine eyes.

    9 And thou shalt write them upon
the posts of thy house, and on thy
gates.

    10 And it shall be, when the Lord
thy God shall have brought thee into
the land which he sware unto thy
fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to
Jacob, to give thee great and goodly
cities, which thou buildedst not,

    11 And houses full of all good
things, which thou filledst not, and
wells digged, which thou diggedst
not, vineyards and olive trees, which
thou plantedst not; when thou shalt
have eaten and be full;

    12 Then beware lest thou forget the
Lord, which brought thee forth out of
the land of Egypt, from the house of
bondage.

    13 Thou shalt fear the Lord thy
God, and serve him, and shalt swear
by his name.

    14 Ye shall not go after other
gods, of the gods of the people which
are round about you;

    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.


Section 1


Isaiah 42:1,5,6

    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.

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

    6 I the Lord have called thee in
righteousness, and will hold thine
hand, and will keep thee, and give
thee for a covenant of the people,
for a light of the Gentiles;

***
Luke 1:46-48

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

    47 And my spirit hath rejoiced in
God my Saviour.

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

***
Romans 8:27,28

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

    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.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 71:7


    (Real and unreal identity)
    Soul is synonymous with Spirit, God, the creative, governing, infinite Principle outside of finite form, which forms only reflect.

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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 300:26-31


    (The divine reflection) The theory that soul, spirit, intelligence, inhabits matter is taught by the schools. This theory is unscientific. The universe reflects and expresses the divine substance or Mind; therefore God is seen only in the spiritual universe and spiritual man, as the sun is seen in the ray of light which goes out from it.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 243:32


    (Deformity and perfection)
    Inasmuch as God is good and the fount of all being, He does not produce moral or physical deformity; therefore such deformity is not real, but is illusion, the mirage of error. Divine Science reveals these grand facts. On their basis Jesus demonstrated Life, never fearing nor obeying error in any form.

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.


Section 2


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.

***
Matthew 12:14-18

    14 #Then the Pharisees went out,
and held a council against him, how
they might destroy him.

    15 But when Jesus knew it, he
withdrew himself from thence: and
great multitudes followed him, and he
healed them all;

    16 And charged them that they
should not make him known:

    17 That it might be fulfilled which
was spoken by Esaias the prophet,
saying,

    18 Behold my servant, whom I have
chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul
is well pleased: I will put my spirit
upon him, and he shall shew judgment
to the Gentiles.
Matthew 17:1,2,5,9

    1 And after six days Jesus taketh
Peter, James, and John his brother,
and bringeth them up into an high
mountain apart,

    2 And was transfigured before them:
and his face did shine as the sun,
and his raiment was white as the
light.

    5 While he yet spake, behold, a
bright cloud overshadowed them: and
behold a voice out of the cloud,
which said, This is my beloved Son,
in whom I am well pleased; hear ye
him.

    9 And as they came down from the
mountain, Jesus charged them, saying,
Tell the vision to no man, until the
Son of man be risen again from the
dead.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 249:31


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 280:25-30


    (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.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 344:1


    (Strong position)
    It is objected to Christian Science that it claims God as the only absolute Life and Soul, and man to be His idea, - that is, His image. It should be added that this is claimed to represent the normal, healthful, and sinless condition of man in divine Science, and that this claim is made because the Scriptures say that God has created man in His own image and after His likeness. Is it sacrilegious to assume that God's likeness is not found in matter, sin, sickness, and death?

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 120:4


    (The sun and Soul) Soul, or Spirit, is God, unchangeable and eternal; and man coexists with and reflects Soul, God, for man is God's image.


Section 3


Psalm 66:16,18

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

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

***
Habakkuk 1:12,13(to :)

    12 #Art thou not from everlasting,
O Lord my God, mine Holy One? we shall
not die. O Lord, thou hast ordained
them for judgment; and, O mighty God,
thou hast established them for
correction.

    13 Thou art of purer eyes than to
behold evil, and canst not look on
iniquity:

***
Hebrews 10:38

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

***
I John 3:9

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

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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 310:18


    (Soul imperishable)
    Soul changeth not. We are commonly taught that there is a human soul which sins and is spiritually lost, - that soul may be lost, and yet be immortal. If Soul could sin, Spirit, Soul, would be flesh instead of Spirit. It is the belief of the flesh and of material sense which sins. If Soul sinned, Soul would die. Sin is the element of self-destruction, and spiritual death is oblivion. If there was sin in Soul, the annihilation of Spirit would be inevitable. The only Life is Spirit, and if Spirit should lose Life as God, good, then Spirit, which has no other existence, would be annihilated.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 311:7-25

    (Sin only of the flesh)
    Soul is immortal because it is Spirit, which has no element of self-destruction. Is man lost spiritually? No, he can only lose a sense material. 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. 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 4


James 1:17

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

***
Psalm 49:15-17

    15 But God will redeem my soul from
the power of the grave: for he shall
receive me.

    16 Be not thou afraid when one is
made rich, when the glory of his
house is increased;

    17 For when he dieth he shall carry
nothing away: his glory shall not
descend after him.

***
Matthew 16:24,26

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

    26 For what is a man profited, if
he shall gain the whole world, and
lose his own soul? or what shall a
man give in exchange for his soul?

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 466:23

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


    (Mankind redeemed)
    Heathen mythology and Jewish theology have perpetuated the fallacy that intelligence, soul, and life can be in matter; and idolatry and ritualism are the outcome of all man-made beliefs. The Science of Christianity comes with fan in hand to separate the chaff from the wheat. Science will declare God aright, and Christianity will demonstrate this declaration and its divine Principle, making mankind better physically, morally, and spiritually.

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 60:29


    (Spiritual concord)
    Soul has infinite resources with which to bless mankind, and happiness would be more readily attained and would be more secure in our keeping, if sought in Soul. Higher enjoyments alone can satisfy the cravings of immortal man. We cannot circumscribe happiness within the limits of personal sense. The senses confer no real enjoyment.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 144:8


    (Soul and sense)
    The various mortal beliefs formulated in human philosophy, physiology, hygiene, are mainly predicated of matter, and afford faint gleams of God, or Truth. The more material a belief, the more obstinately tenacious its error; the stronger are the manifestations of the corporeal senses, the weaker the indications of Soul.

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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 318:28-1


    (Sickness as discord)
    The governor is not subjected to the governed. In Science man is governed by God, divine Principle, as numbers are controlled and proved by His laws. Intelligence does not originate in numbers, but is manifested through them. The body does not include soul, but manifests mortality, a false sense of soul.


Section 5


Psalm 57:1,4

    1 Be merciful unto me, O God, be
merciful unto me: for my soul
trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow
of thy wings will I make my refuge,
until these calamities be overpast.

    4 My soul is among lions: and I lie
even among them that are set on fire,
even the sons of men, whose teeth are
spears and arrows, and their tongue a
sharp sword.

***
Proverbs 2:10,11

    10 #When wisdom entereth into thine
heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto
thy soul;

    11 Discretion shall preserve thee,
understanding shall keep thee:

***
II Peter 1:5-8

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

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

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

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

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 85:2


    (Scientific foreknowing)
    It is the illumination of the spiritual understanding which demonstrates the capacity of Soul, not of material sense. This Soul-sense comes to the human mind when the latter yields to the divine Mind.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 308:14


    (The great question)
    The Soul-inspired patriarchs heard the voice of Truth, and talked with God as consciously as man talks with man.

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.

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.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 167:1


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


Section 6


Ezekiel 22:23-25,27

    23 #And the word of the Lord came
unto me, saying,

    24 Son of man, say unto her, Thou
art the land that is not cleansed,
nor rained upon in the day of
indignation.

    25 There is a conspiracy of her
prophets in the midst thereof, like a
roaring lion ravening the prey; they
have devoured souls; they have taken
the treasure and precious things;
they have made her many widows in the
midst thereof.

    27 Her princes in the midst thereof
are like wolves ravening the prey, to
shed blood, and to destroy souls, to
get dishonest gain.

***
Matthew 10:28

    28 And fear not them which kill the
body, but are not able to kill the
soul: but rather fear him which is
able to destroy both soul and body in
hell.

***
Revelation 18:1,2,11,13,14

    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.

    11 And the merchants of the earth
shall weep and mourn over her; for no
man buyeth their merchandise any
more:

    13 And cinnamon, and odours, and
ointments, and frankincense, and
wine, and oil, and fine flour, and
wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and
horses, and chariots, and slaves, and
souls of men.

    14 And the fruits that thy soul
lusted after are departed from thee,
and all things which were dainty and
goodly are departed from thee, and
thou shalt find them no more at all.

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.

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


    (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. Only in this way can we bless our enemies, though they may not so construe our words. We cannot choose for ourselves, but must work out our salvation in the way Jesus taught. In meekness and might, he was found preaching the gospel to the poor. Pride and fear are unfit to bear the standard of Truth, and God will never place it in such hands.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 196:11


    (Sin destroyed through suffering)
    "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 - 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 - Real and unreal identity
07 1 - Soul defined
07 1 - The divine reflection
07 1 - Deformity and perfection
07 1 - Decapitation of error
07 2 - Philosophical blunders
07 2 - Sensationless body
07 2 - Strong position
07 2 - The sun and Soul
07 3 - Sense and pure Soul
07 3 - Soul imperishable
07 3 - Sin only of the flesh
07 3 - Soul impeccable
07 4 - Mankind redeemed
07 4 - Spiritual concord
07 4 - Soul and sense
07 4 - Reflection of Spirit
07 4 - Sickness as discord
07 5 - Scientific foreknowing
07 5 - The great question
07 5 - Jesus' disregard of matter
07 5 - Corporeal changes
07 5 - Health from reliance on spirituality
07 6 - Mental emancipation
07 6 - Rebukes helpful
07 6 - Sin destroyed through suffering
07 6 - Practical religion


February 12,1905

Subject: 08

MIND.

1ooo



-- Golden Text --

Job 21:22

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


Responsive Reading


Deuteronomy 32:1-9

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

    2 My doctrine shall drop as the
rain, my speech shall distil as the
dew, as the small rain upon the
tender herb, and as the showers upon
the grass:

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

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

    5 They have corrupted themselves,
their spot is not the spot of his
children: they are a perverse and
crooked generation.

    6 Do ye thus requite the Lord, O
foolish people and unwise? is not he
thy father that hath bought thee?
hath he not made thee, and
established thee?

    7 #Remember the days of old,
consider the years of many
generations: ask thy father, and he
will shew thee; thy elders, and they
will tell thee.

    8 When the Most High divided to the
nations their inheritance, when he
separated the sons of Adam, he set
the bounds of the people according to
the number of the children of Israel.


    9 For the Lord's portion is his
people; Jacob is the lot of his
inheritance.
Deuteronomy 33:26-29

    26 #There is none like unto the God
of Jeshurun, who rideth upon the
heaven in thy help, and in his
excellency on the sky.

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

    28 Israel then shall dwell in
safety alone: the fountain of Jacob
shall be upon a land of corn and
wine; also his heavens shall drop
down dew.

    29 Happy art thou, O Israel: who is
like unto thee, O people saved by the
Lord, the shield of thy help, and who
is the sword of thy excellency! and
thine enemies shall be found liars
unto thee; and thou shalt tread upon
their high places.


Section 1


Romans 11:33-36

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

    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.

***
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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 275:20


    (The divine completeness)
    Divine metaphysics, as revealed to spiritual understanding, shows clearly that all is Mind, and that Mind is God, omnipotence, omnipresence, omniscience, - that is, all power, all presence, all Science. Hence all is in reality the manifestation of Mind.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (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.

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


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

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 423:8-10,18


    (Scientific corrective)
    The Christian Scientist, understanding scientifically that all is Mind, commences with mental causation, the truth of being, to destroy the error.
    (Coping with difficulties)
    The metaphysician, making Mind his basis of operation irrespective of matter and regarding the truth and harmony of being as superior to error and discord, has rendered himself strong, instead of weak, to cope with the case; and he proportionately strengthens his patient with the stimulus of courage and conscious power. Both Science and consciousness are now at work in the economy of being according to the law of Mind, which ultimately asserts its absolute supremacy.


Section 2


Psalm 40:5

    5 Many, O Lord my God, are thy
wonderful works which thou hast done,
and thy thoughts which are to
us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up
in order unto thee: if I would
declare and speak of them, they are
more than can be numbered.
Psalm 96:11-13

    11 Let the heavens rejoice, and let
the earth be glad; let the sea roar,
and the fulness thereof.

    12 Let the field be joyful, and all
that is therein: then shall all the
trees of the wood rejoice

    13 Before the Lord: for he cometh,
for he cometh to judge the earth: he
shall judge the world with
righteousness, and the people with
his truth.

***
Jeremiah 29:11-13

    11 For I know the thoughts that I
think toward you, saith the Lord,
thoughts of peace, and not of evil,
to give you an expected end.

    12 Then shall ye call upon me, and
ye shall go and pray unto me, and I
will hearken unto you.

    13 And ye shall seek me, and find
me, when ye shall search for me with
all your heart.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 280:6


    (The things of God are beautiful)
    All things beautiful and harmless are ideas of Mind. Mind creates and multiplies them, and the product must be mental.

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


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 279:11-12


    (Spiritual tangibility)
    Ideas are tangible and real to immortal consciousness, and they have the advantage of being eternal.

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.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 167:24-28


    (Halfway success)
    There is but one way - namely, God and His idea - which leads to spiritual being. The scientific government of the body must be attained through the divine Mind. It is impossible to gain control over the body in any other way.


Section 3


Hebrews 8:7-13

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

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

    9 Not according to the covenant
that I made with their fathers in the
day when I took them by the hand to
lead them out of the land of Egypt;
because they continued not in my
covenant, and I regarded them not,
saith the Lord.

    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.

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

***
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;

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 466:4

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


    The varied manifestations of Christian Science indicate Mind, never matter, and have one Principle.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 185:6


    (A so-called mind-cure)
    No system of hygiene but Christian Science is purely mental. Before this book was published, other books were in circulation, which discussed "mental medicine" and "mind-cure," operating through the power of the earth's magnetic currents to regulate life and health. Such theories and such systems of so-called mind-cure, which have sprung up, are as material as the prevailing systems of medicine. They have their birth in mortal mind, which puts forth a human conception in the name of Science to match the divine Science of immortal Mind, even as the necromancers of Egypt strove to emulate the wonders wrought by Moses. Such theories have no relationship to Christian Science, which rests on the conception of God as the only Life, substance, and intelligence, and excludes the human mind as a spiritual factor in the healing work.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 456:25


    (This volume indispensable)
    A Christian Scientist requires my work SCIENCE AND HEALTH for his textbook, and so do all his students and patients. Why? First: Because it is the voice of Truth to this age, and contains the full statement of Christian Science, or the Science of healing through Mind. Second: Because it was the first book known, containing a thorough statement of Christian Science. Hence it gave the first rules for demonstrating this Science, and registered the revealed Truth uncontaminated by human hypotheses. Other works, which have borrowed from this book without giving it credit, have adulterated the Science. Third: Because this book has done more for teacher and student, for healer and patient, than has been accomplished by other books.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 87:15


    (Second sight)
    Science enables one to read the human mind, but not as a clairvoyant. It enables one to heal through Mind, but not as a mesmerist.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 414:19-25


    (Cure of insanity)
    The Christian Scientist's 'argument rests on the Christianly scientific basis of being. The Scripture declares, "The Lord He is God [good]; there is none else beside Him." Even so, harmony is universal, and discord is unreal. Christian Science declares that Mind is substance, also that matter neither feels, suffers, nor enjoys.


Section 4


Titus 1:15,16

    15 Unto the pure all things are
pure: but unto them that are defiled
and unbelieving is nothing pure; but
even their mind and conscience is
defiled.

    16 They profess that they know God;
but in works they deny him, being
abominable, and disobedient, and unto
every good work reprobate.

***
Psalm 50:16-21

    16 But unto the wicked God saith,
What hast thou to do to declare my
statutes, or that thou shouldest take
my covenant in thy mouth?

    17 Seeing thou hatest instruction,
and castest my words behind thee.

    18 When thou sawest a thief, then
thou consentedst with him, and hast
been partaker with adulterers.

    19 Thou givest thy mouth to evil,
and thy tongue frameth deceit.

    20 Thou sittest and speakest
against thy brother; thou slanderest
thine own mother's son.

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

***
Jeremiah 4:14

    14 O Jerusalem, wash thine heart
from wickedness, that thou mayest be
saved. How long shall thy vain
thoughts lodge within thee?

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 374:15


    (Mind can destroy all ills) Through immortal Mind, or Truth, we can destroy all ills which proceed from mortal mind.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 318:5-10


    (What the senses originate)
    Corporeal senses define diseases as realities; but the Scriptures declare that God made all, even while the corporeal senses are saying that matter causes disease and the divine Mind cannot or will not heal it. The material senses originate and support all that is material, untrue, selfish, or debased.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 208:2-11


    (One primal cause)
    Material sense defines all things materially, and has a finite sense of the infinite.
    (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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 419:20-22


    (Conquer beliefs and fears)
    Mind produces all action. If the action proceeds from Truth, from immortal Mind, there is harmony; but mortal mind is liable to any phase of belief.


Section 5


II Timothy 1:7

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

***
Isaiah 57:15,18,19

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

    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.

***
Luke 4:18,19

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

    19 To preach the acceptable year of
the Lord.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 177:5


    (One basis for all sickness) The evidence of divine Mind's healing power and absolute control is to me as certain as the evidence of my own existence.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 111:26


    (Confirmatory tests)
    After a lengthy examination of my discovery and its demonstration in healing the sick, this fact became evident to me, - that Mind governs the body, not partially but wholly. I submitted my metaphysical system of treating disease to the broadest practical tests. Since then this system has gradually gained ground, and has proved itself, whenever scientifically employed, to be the most effective curative agent in medical practice.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 145:8-13,16

    (The struggle and victory)
    The struggle for the recovery of invalids goes on, not between material methods, but between mortal minds and immortal Mind. The victory will be on the patient's side only as immortal Mind through Christ, Truth, subdues the human belief in disease.
    (Mystery of godliness)
    Scientific healing has this advantage over other methods, - that in it Truth controls error. From this fact arise its ethical as well as its physical effects. Indeed, its ethical and physical effects are indissolubly connected. If there is any mystery in Christian healing, it is the mystery which godliness always presents to the ungodly, - the mystery always arising from ignorance of the laws of eternal and unerring Mind.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 179:5


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

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 - 427:23

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


Section 6


John 17:1,6-8

    1 These words spake Jesus, and
lifted up his eyes to heaven, and
said, Father, the hour is come;
glorify thy Son, that thy Son also
may glorify thee:

    6 I have manifested thy name unto
the men which thou gavest me out of
the world: thine they were, and thou
gavest them me; and they have kept
thy word.

    7 Now they have known that all
things whatsoever thou hast given me
are of thee.

    8 For I have given unto them the
words which thou gavest me; and they
have received them, and have known
surely that I came out from thee, and
they have believed that thou didst
send me.
John 3:13

    13 And no man hath ascended up to
heaven, but he that came down from
heaven, even the Son of man which is
in heaven.

***
I Corinthians 2:14-16

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

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

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

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 79:17


    (Fallacious hypotheses)
    Jesus cast out evil spirits, or false beliefs. The Apostle Paul bade men have the Mind that was in the Christ. 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 - 94:28-3

    (Spiritual insight)
    Our Master read mortal mind on a scientific basis, that of the omnipresence of Mind. An approximation of this discernment indicates spiritual growth and union with the infinite capacities of the one Mind. Jesus could injure no one by his Mind-reading. The effect of his Mind was always to heal and to save, and this is the only genuine Science of reading mortal mind.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 246:23


    (Undesirable records)
    Man, governed by immortal Mind, is always beautiful and grand. Each succeeding year unfolds wisdom, beauty, and holiness.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 258:13


    (Infinity's reflection)
    God expresses in man the infinite idea forever developing itself, broadening and rising higher and higher from a boundless basis. Mind manifests all that exists in the infinitude of Truth. We know no more of man as the true divine image and likeness, than we know of God.

591:5 Chapter 17: Glossary
(MAN)

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 291:13


    (Salvation and probation)
    Heaven is not a locality, but a divine state of Mind in which all the manifestations of Mind are harmonious and immortal, because sin is not there and man is found having no righteousness of his own, but in possession of "the mind of the Lord," as the Scripture says.

Subheadings in this lesson

08 1 - The divine completeness
08 1 - -32- Basis of health and immortality
08 1 - Conforming to explicit rules
08 1 - Scientific corrective
08 1 - Coping with difficulties
08 2 - The things of God are beautiful
08 2 - Definition of mortal mind
08 2 - Spiritual tangibility
08 2 - Scientific evidence
08 2 - Halfway success
08 3 - A so-called mind-cure
08 3 - This volume indispensable
08 3 - Second sight
08 3 - Cure of insanity
08 4 - Mind can destroy all ills
08 4 - What the senses originate
08 4 - One primal cause
08 4 - Seemingly independent authority
08 4 - Conquer beliefs and fears
08 5 - One basis for all sickness
08 5 - Confirmatory tests
08 5 - The struggle and victory
08 5 - Mystery of godliness
08 5 - Absent patients
08 5 - Matter is not inflamed
08 5 - Mortality vanquished
08 6 - Fallacious hypotheses
08 6 - Spiritual insight
08 6 - Undesirable records
08 6 - Infinity's reflection
08 6 - Salvation and probation


February 19,1905

Subject: 09

CHRIST JESUS.

ooo2



-- Golden Text --

Ephesians 2:13

    13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who
sometimes were far off are made nigh
by the blood of Christ.


Responsive Reading


Isaiah 53:1-5,7,8,10-12

    1 Who hath believed our report?
and to whom is the arm of the Lord
revealed?

    2 For he shall grow up before him
as a tender plant, and as a root out
of a dry ground: he hath no form nor
comeliness; and when we shall see
him, there is no beauty that we
should desire him.

    3 He is despised and rejected of
men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted
with grief: and we hid as it were our
faces from him; he was despised, and
we esteemed him not.

    4 #Surely he hath borne our griefs,
and carried our sorrows: yet we did
esteem him stricken, smitten of God,
and afflicted.

    5 But he was wounded for our
transgressions, he was bruised for
our iniquities: the chastisement of
our peace was upon him; and with his
stripes we are healed.

    7 He was oppressed, and he was
afflicted, yet he opened not his
mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the
slaughter, and as a sheep before her
shearers is dumb, so he openeth not
his mouth.

    8 He was taken from prison and from
judgment: and who shall declare his
generation? for he was cut off out of
the land of the living: for the
transgression of my people was he
stricken.

    10 #Yet it pleased the Lord to
bruise him; he hath put him to grief:
when thou shalt make his soul an
offering for sin, he shall see his
seed, he shall prolong his days, and
the pleasure of the Lord shall
prosper in his hand.

    11 He shall see of the travail of
his soul, and shall be satisfied: by
his knowledge shall my righteous
servant justify many; for he shall
bear their iniquities.

    12 Therefore will I divide him a
portion with the great, and he shall
divide the spoil with the strong;
because he hath poured out his soul
unto death: and he was numbered with
the transgressors; and he bare the
sin of many, and made intercession
for the transgressors.


Section 1


Colossians 1:2,15

    2 To the saints and faithful
brethren in Christ which are at
Colosse: Grace be unto you, and
peace, from God our Father and the
Lord Jesus Christ.

    15 Who is the image of the
invisible God, the firstborn of every
creature:
Colossians 2:6,8,9

    6 As ye have therefore received
Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in
him:

    8 Beware lest any man spoil you
through philosophy and vain deceit,
after the tradition of men, after the
rudiments of the world, and not after
Christ.

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

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

    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.


    6 For God, who commanded the light
to shine out of darkness, hath shined
in our hearts, to give the light of
the knowledge of the glory of God in
the face of Jesus Christ.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 313:23-26,30-7


    (Jesus the Scientist)
    Jesus of Nazareth was the most scientific man that ever trod the globe. He plunged beneath the material surface of things, and found the spiritual cause.
    To 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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 315:11

    (The true sonship)
    The opposite and false views of the people hid from their sense Christ's sonship with God. They could not discern his spiritual existence. Their carnal minds were at enmity with it. Their thoughts were filled with mortal error, instead of with God's spiritual idea as presented by Christ Jesus. The likeness of God we lose sight of through sin, which beclouds the spiritual sense of Truth; and we realize this likeness only when we subdue sin and prove man's heritage, the liberty of the sons of God.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 333:16-23

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

    (-13- The divine Principle and idea)
    XIII. The advent of Jesus of Nazareth marked the first century of the Christian era, but the Christ is without beginning of years or end of days. Throughout all generations both before and after the Christian era, the Christ, as the spiritual idea, - the reflection of God, - has come with some measure of power and grace to all prepared to receive Christ, Truth.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 360:32-5


    (Choose ye today)
    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.


Section 2


Psalm 23:1

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

***
John 10:7,8,11,14-16

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

    8 All that ever came before me are
thieves and robbers: but the sheep did
not hear them.

    11 I am the good shepherd: the good
shepherd giveth his life for the
sheep.

    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.

***
I Peter 2:25

    25 For ye were as sheep going
astray; but are now returned unto the
Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.
I Peter 5:4

    4 And when the chief Shepherd shall
appear, ye shall receive a crown of
glory that fadeth not away.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 288:29


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

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


    (Example for our salvation)
    His consummate example was for the salvation of us all, but only through doing the works which he did and taught others to do. His purpose in healing was not alone to restore health, but to demonstrate his divine Principle. He was inspired by God, by Truth and Love, in all that he said and did. The motives of his persecutors were pride, envy, cruelty, and vengeance, inflicted on the physical Jesus, but aimed at the divine Principle, Love, which rebuked their sensuality.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 47:31-6

    (The traitor's conspiracy)
    During his night of gloom and glory in the garden, Jesus realized the utter error of a belief in any possible material intelligence. The pangs of neglect and the staves of bigoted ignorance smote him sorely. His students slept. He said unto them: "Could ye not watch with me one hour?" Could they not watch with him who, waiting and struggling in voiceless agony, held uncomplaining guard over a world?

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 53:25-7

    (Bearing our sins)
    Jesus bore our sins in his body. He knew the mortal errors which constitute the material body, and could destroy those errors; but at the time when Jesus felt our infirmities, he had not conquered all the beliefs of the flesh or his sense of material life, nor had he risen to his final demonstration of spiritual power.
    Had he shared the sinful beliefs of others, he would have been less sensitive to those beliefs. Through the magnitude of his human life, he demonstrated the divine Life. Out of the amplitude of his pure affection, he defined Love. With the affluence of Truth, he vanquished error. The world acknowledged not his righteousness, seeing it not; but earth received the harmony his glorified example introduced.


Section 3


Luke 8:43,44,48-50,52-55

    43 #And a woman having an issue of
blood twelve years, which had spent
all her living upon physicians,
neither could be healed of any,

    44 Came behind him, and touched the
border of his garment: and
immediately her issue of blood
stanched.

    48 And he said unto her, Daughter,
be of good comfort: thy faith hath
made thee whole; go in peace.

    49 #While he yet spake, there
cometh one from the ruler of the
synagogue's house, saying to him, Thy
daughter is dead; trouble not the
Master.

    50 But when Jesus heard it, he
answered him, saying, Fear not:
believe only, and she shall be made
whole.

    52 And all wept, and bewailed her:
but he said, Weep not; she is not
dead, but sleepeth.

    53 And they laughed him to scorn,
knowing that she was dead.

    54 And he put them all out, and
took her by the hand, and called,
saying, Maid, arise.

    55 And her spirit came again, and
she arose straightway: and he
commanded to give her meat.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 210:5,16


    (Jesus' disregard of matter)
    The Principle and proof of Christianity are discerned by spiritual sense. They are set forth in Jesus' demonstrations, which show - by his healing the sick, casting out evils, and destroying death, "the last enemy that shall be destroyed," - his disregard of matter and its so-called laws.
    Jesus healed sickness and sin by one and the same metaphysical process.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 235:19

    (Physicians' privilege)
    Physicians, whom the sick employ in their helplessness, should be models of virtue. They should be wise spiritual guides to health and hope. To the tremblers on the brink of death, who understand not the divine Truth which is Life and perpetuates being, physicians should be able to teach it. Then when the soul is willing and the flesh weak, the patient's feet may be planted on the rock Christ Jesus, the true idea of spiritual power.

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.


Section 4


John 3:1,2

    1 There was a man of the
Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler
of the Jews:

    2 The same came to Jesus by night,
and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that
thou art a teacher come from God: for
no man can do these miracles that
thou doest, except God be with him.

***
Luke 13:10-13

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

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

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

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

***
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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 25:13-16,22-26


    (Effective triumph)
    Jesus taught the way of Life by demonstration, that we may understand how this divine Principle heals the sick, casts out error, and triumphs over death.
    Though demonstrating his control over sin and disease, the great Teacher by no means relieved others from giving the requisite proofs of their own piety. He worked for their guidance, that they might demonstrate this power as he did and understand its divine Principle.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 473:18-29

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


    (Jesus not God)
    In an age of ecclesiastical despotism, Jesus introduced the teaching and practice of Christianity, affording the proof of Christianity's truth and love; but to reach his example and to test its unerring Science according to his rule, healing sickness, sin, and death, a better understanding of God as divine Principle, Love, rather than personality or the man Jesus, is required.
    (Jesus not understood)
    Jesus established what he said by demonstration, thus making his acts of higher importance than his words. He proved what he taught. This is the Science of Christianity.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 85:30


    (Hypocrisy condemned)
    The great Teacher knew both cause and effect, knew that truth communicates itself but never imparts error.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 269:21


    (Biblical foundations)
    The testimony of the material senses is neither absolute nor divine. I therefore plant myself unreservedly on the teachings of Jesus, of his apostles, of the prophets, and on the testimony of the Science of Mind. Other foundations there are none. All other systems - systems based wholly or partly on knowledge gained through the material senses - are reeds shaken by the wind, not houses built on the rock.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 136:32


    (Doubting disciples)
    Jesus patiently persisted in teaching and demonstrating the truth of being. His students saw this power of Truth heal the sick, cast out evil, raise the dead; but the ultimate of this wonderful work was not spiritually discerned, even by them, until after the crucifixion, when their immaculate Teacher stood before them, the victor over sickness, sin, disease, death, and the grave.


Section 5


Genesis 49:10

    10 The sceptre shall not depart
from Judah, nor a lawgiver from
between his feet, until Shiloh come;
and unto him shall the gathering of
the people be.

***
Isaiah 33:22,24

    22 For the Lord is our judge, the
Lord is our lawgiver, the Lord is our
king; he will save us.

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

***
Romans 8:1,2

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

    2 For the law of the Spirit of life
in Christ Jesus hath made me free
from the law of sin and death.
Romans 10:4

    4 For Christ is the end of the law
for righteousness to every one that
believeth.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 182:32-4


    (No material law)
    The law of Christ, or Truth, makes all things possible to Spirit; but the so-called laws of matter would render Spirit of no avail, and demand obedience to materialistic codes, thus departing from the basis of one God, one lawmaker.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 43:21-27


    (Divine victory)
    Jesus rose higher in demonstration because of the cup of bitterness he drank. Human law had condemned him, but he was demonstrating divine Science. Out of reach of the barbarity of his enemies, he was acting under spiritual law in defiance of matter and mortality, and that spiritual law sustained him. The divine must overcome the human at every point.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 30:14

    (Jesus the way-shower)
    Rabbi and priest taught the Mosaic law, which said: "An eye for an eye," and "Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed." Not so did Jesus, the new executor for God, present the divine law of Love, which blesses even those that curse it.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 227:30


    (Standard of liberty)
    If God had instituted material laws to govern man, disobedience to which would have made man ill, Jesus would not have disregarded those laws by healing in direct opposition to them and in defiance of all material conditions.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 19:6


    (Human reconciliation)
    Jesus aided in reconciling man to God by giving man a truer sense of Love, the divine Principle of Jesus' teachings, and this truer sense of Love redeems man from the law of matter, sin, and death by the law of Spirit, - the law of divine Love.


Section 6


John 18:33,36,37

    33 Then Pilate entered into the
judgment hall again, and called
Jesus, and said unto him, Art thou
the King of the Jews?

    36 Jesus answered, My kingdom is
not of this world: if my kingdom were
of this world, then would my servants
fight, that I should not be delivered
to the Jews: but now is my kingdom
not from hence.

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

***
Revelation 11:15

    15 And the seventh angel sounded;
and there were great voices in
heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this
world are become the kingdoms of our
Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall
reign for ever and ever.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 313:1(begin The)


    (The one anointed) The term Christ Jesus, or Jesus the Christ (to give the full and proper translation of the Greek), may be rendered "Jesus the anointed," Jesus the God-crowned or the divinely royal man, as it is said of him in the first chapter of Hebrews: -

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 141:10-23


    (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.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 575:22-24


    (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."

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 577:12-19,22(begin Mighty)-24

    (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. Mighty potentates and dynasties will lay down their honors within the heavenly city.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 565:13-18

    (The conflict with purity)
    The impersonation of the spiritual idea had a brief history in the earthly life of our Master; but "of his kingdom there shall be no end," for Christ, God's idea, will eventually rule all nations and peoples - imperatively, absolutely, finally - with divine Science.

Subheadings in this lesson

09 1 - Jesus the Scientist
09 1 - The true sonship
09 1 - -13- The divine Principle and idea
09 1 - Choose ye today
09 2 - The Christ-element
09 2 - Example for our salvation
09 2 - The traitor's conspiracy
09 2 - Bearing our sins
09 3 - Jesus' disregard of matter
09 3 - Physicians' privilege
09 3 - Jesus and hypnotism
09 4 - Effective triumph
09 4 - Jesus not God
09 4 - Jesus not understood
09 4 - Hypocrisy condemned
09 4 - Biblical foundations
09 4 - Doubting disciples
09 5 - No material law
09 5 - Divine victory
09 5 - Jesus the way-shower
09 5 - Standard of liberty
09 5 - Human reconciliation
09 6 - The one anointed
09 6 - No ecclesiastical monopoly
09 6 - The royally divine gates
09 6 - The city of our God
09 6 - The conflict with purity


February 26,1905

Subject: 10

MAN.

oo2o



-- Golden Text --

Jeremiah 17:7

    7 Blessed is the man that trusteth
in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord
is.


Responsive Reading


II Corinthians 5:16-21

    16 Wherefore henceforth know we no
man after the flesh: yea, though we
have known Christ after the flesh,
yet now henceforth know we him no
more.

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

    18 And all things are of God, who
hath reconciled us to himself by
Jesus Christ, and hath given to us
the ministry of reconciliation;

    19 To wit, that God was in Christ,
reconciling the world unto himself,
not imputing their trespasses unto
them; and hath committed unto us the
word of reconciliation.

    20 Now then we are ambassadors for
Christ, as though God did beseech you
by us: we pray you in Christ's stead,
be ye reconciled to God.

    21 For he hath made him to be sin
for us, who knew no sin; that we
might be made the righteousness of
God in him.
II Corinthians 6:1,4,6-10

    1 We then, as workers together
with him, beseech you also that ye
receive not the grace of God in vain.


    4 But in all things approving
ourselves as the ministers of God, in
much patience, in afflictions, in
necessities, in distresses,

    6 By pureness, by knowledge, by
longsuffering, by kindness, by the
Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned,

    7 By the word of truth, by the
power of God, by the armour of
righteousness on the right hand and
on the left,

    8 By honour and dishonour, by evil
report and good report: as deceivers,
and yet true;

    9 As unknown, and yet well known;
as dying, and, behold, we live; as
chastened, and not killed;

    10 As sorrowful, yet alway
rejoicing; as poor, yet making many
rich; as having nothing, and yet
possessing all things.


Section 1


Romans 7:14,15,18,19,21-25

    14 For we know that the law is
spiritual: but I am carnal, sold
under sin.

    15 For that which I do I allow not:
for what I would, that do I not; but
what I hate, that do I.

    18 For I know that in me (that is,
in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing:
for to will is present with me; but
how to perform that which is good I
find not.

    19 For the good that I would I do
not: but the evil which I would not,
that I do.

    21 I find then a law, that, when I
would do good, evil is present with
me.

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

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

    24 O wretched man that I am! who
shall deliver me from the body of
this death?

    25 I thank God through Jesus Christ
our Lord. So then with the mind I
myself serve the law of God; but with
the flesh the law of sin.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 491:7-12

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


    (Man linked with Spirit)
    Material man is made up of involuntary and voluntary error, of a negative right and a positive wrong, the latter calling itself right. Man's spiritual individuality is never wrong. It is the likeness of man's Maker. Matter cannot connect mortals with the true origin and facts of being, in which all must end.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 477:9-13

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


    (Material body never God's idea)
    Whatever is material is mortal. To the five corporeal senses, man appears to be matter and mind united; but Christian Science reveals man as the idea of God, and declares the corporeal senses to be mortal and erring illusions.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 296:23-28


    (Mixed testimony)
    When the evidence of Spirit and matter, Truth and error, seems to commingle, it rests upon foundations which time is wearing away. Mortal mind judges by the testimony of the material senses, until Science obliterates this false testimony.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 287:18,27

    (Divine allness)
    Evil calls itself something, when it is nothing. It saith, "I am man, but I am not the image and likeness of God;" whereas the Scriptures declare that man was made in God's likeness.
    (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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 216:18-27


    (Servants and masters)
    The great mistake of mortals is to suppose that man, God's image and likeness, is both matter and Spirit, both good and evil.
    If the decision were left to the corporeal senses, evil would appear to be the master of good, and sickness to be the rule of existence, while health would seem the exception, death the inevitable, and life a paradox. Paul asked: "What concord hath Christ with Belial?" (2 Corinthians vi.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 171:17-24


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


Section 2


John 17:1,11,16,20-23

    1 These words spake Jesus, and
lifted up his eyes to heaven, and
said, Father, the hour is come;
glorify thy Son, that thy Son also
may glorify thee:

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

    16 They are not of the world, even
as I am not of the world.

    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:

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

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 267:3


    (The infinitude of God) The offspring of God start not from matter or ephemeral dust. They are in and of Spirit, divine Mind, and so forever continue. God is one. The allness of Deity is His oneness. Generically man is one, and specifically man means all men.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 207:28-31


    (One primal cause) 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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 246:1-8

    (Man reflects God)
    Man is not a pendulum, swinging between evil and good, joy and sorrow, sickness and health, life and death. Life and its faculties are not measured by calendars. The perfect and immortal are the eternal likeness of their Maker. Man is by no means a material germ rising from the imperfect and endeavoring to reach Spirit above his origin.

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

  (- MORTAL MIND - Material senses)


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 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 3


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?

***
Psalm 14:2,3

    2 The Lord looked down from heaven
upon the children of men, to see if
there were any that did understand,
and seek God.

    3 They are all gone aside, they are
all together become filthy: there is
none that doeth good, no, not one.

***
Isaiah 64:4,6

    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.

    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.

***
Romans 7:5

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

***
Hebrews 2:14,15

    14 Forasmuch then as the children
are partakers of flesh and blood, he
also himself likewise took part of
the same; that through death he might
destroy him that had the power of
death, that is, the devil;

    15 And deliver them who through
fear of death were all their lifetime
subject to bondage.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 285:2-3,7-11


    (Our physical insensibility to Spirit)
    Man's individuality is not material.
    (The human counterfeit)
    What, then, is the material personality which suffers, sins, and dies? It is not man, the image and likeness of God, but man's counterfeit, the inverted likeness, the unlikeness called sin, sickness, and death.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 287:4

    (Spiritual thoughts)
    All creations of Spirit are eternal; but creations of matter must return to dust. Error supposes man to be both mental and material. Divine Science contradicts this postulate and maintains man's spiritual identity.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 191:16,24


    (Spiritual freedom)
    The human thought must free itself from self-imposed materiality and bondage. It should no longer ask of the head, heart, or lungs: What are man's prospects for life? Mind is not helpless. Intelligence is not mute before non-intelligence.
    The Science of being reveals man and immortality as based on Spirit. Physical sense defines mortal man as based on matter, and from this premise infers the mortality of the body.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 244:13


    (Man never less than man)
    Man undergoing birth, maturity, and decay is like the beasts and vegetables, - subject to laws of decay. If man were dust in his earliest stage of existence, we might admit the hypothesis that he returns eventually to his primitive condition; but man was never more nor less than man.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 543:8-15


    (Dwelling in dreamland)
    In divine Science, the material man is shut out from the presence of God. The five corporeal senses cannot take cognizance of Spirit. They cannot come into His presence, and must dwell in dream-land, until mortals arrive at the understanding that material life, with all its sin, sickness, and death, is an illusion, against which divine Science is engaged in a warfare of extermination.


Section 4


Hebrews 2:6-8

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

    7 Thou madest him a little lower
than the angels; thou crownedst him
with glory and honour, and didst set
him over the works of thy hands:

    8 Thou hast put all things in
subjection under his feet. For in
that he put all in subjection under
him, he left nothing that is not put
under him. But now we see not yet all
things put under him.

***
Ephesians 2:11-13,18

    11 Wherefore remember, that ye
being in time past Gentiles in the
flesh, who are called Uncircumcision
by that which is called the
Circumcision in the flesh made by
hands;

    12 That at that time ye were
without Christ, being aliens from the
commonwealth of Israel, and strangers
from the covenants of promise, having
no hope, and without God in the
world:

    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.

***
Romans 8:35,37

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

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

***
Revelation 1:5(begin Unto),6

***
Unto him that loved us, and washed us
from our sins in his own blood,

    6 And hath made us kings and
priests unto God and his Father; to
him be glory and dominion for ever
and ever. Amen.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 305:27


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

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 406:20(begin We)-25


    (Resist to the end) We can, and ultimately shall, so rise as to avail ourselves in every direction of the supremacy of Truth over error, Life over death, and good over evil, and this growth will go on until we arrive at the fulness of God's idea, and no more fear that we shall be sick and die.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 391:9-13

    (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. No law of God hinders this result.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 385:11

    (Benefit of philanthropy)
    Let us remember that the eternal law of right, though it can never annul the law which makes sin its own executioner, exempts man from all penalties but those due for wrong-doing.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 206:25-28


    (Birth and death unreal)
    Can there be any birth or death for man, the spiritual image and likeness of God? Instead of God sending sickness and death, He destroys them, and brings to light immortality.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 223:3

    (Life only in Spirit)
    Sooner or later we shall learn that the fetters of man's finite capacity are forged by the illusion that he lives in body instead of in Soul, in matter instead of in Spirit.


Section 5


Exodus 15:26(begin If)

***
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.

***
Jeremiah 15:19

    19 #Therefore thus saith the Lord,
If thou return, then will I bring thee
again, and thou shalt stand before
me: and if thou take forth the
precious from the vile, thou shalt be
as my mouth: let them return unto
thee; but return not thou unto them.

***
Matthew 5:29,30

    29 And if thy right eye offend
thee, pluck it out, and cast it from
thee: for it is profitable for thee
that one of thy members should
perish, and not that thy whole body
should be cast into hell.

    30 And if thy right hand offend
thee, cut it off, and cast it from
thee: for it is profitable for thee
that one of thy members should
perish, and not that thy whole body
should be cast into hell.
Matthew 16:24,25

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

    25 For whosoever will save his life
shall lose it: and whosoever will
lose his life for my sake shall find
it.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 91:5,17


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

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 11:22-31


    (Desire for holiness)
    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. Prayer cannot change the unalterable Truth, nor can prayer alone give us an understanding of Truth; but prayer, coupled with a fervent habitual desire to know and do the will of God, will bring us into all Truth.

vii:27-4 Chapter PREFACE

    Since the author's discovery of the might of Truth in the treatment of disease as well as of sin, her system has been fully tested and has not been found wanting; but to reach the heights of Christian Science, man must live in obedience to its divine Principle.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 261:31-1


    (Forgetfulness of self)
    We should forget our bodies in remembering good and the human race. Good demands of man every hour, in which to work out the problem of being.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 262:7

    By putting "off the old man with his deeds," mortals "put on immortality."

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 296:6


    (Scientific purgation)
    Either here or hereafter, suffering or Science must destroy all illusions regarding life and mind, and regenerate material sense and self. The old man with his deeds must be put off. Nothing sensual or sinful is immortal. The death of a false material sense and of sin, not the death of organic matter, is what reveals man and Life, harmonious, real, and eternal.


Section 6


Jeremiah 9:23,24

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

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

***
II Peter 1:1-4

    1 Simon Peter, a servant and an
apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that
have obtained like precious faith
with us through the righteousness of
God and our Saviour Jesus Christ:

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

    3 According as his divine power
hath given unto us all things that
pertain unto life and godliness,
through the knowledge of him that
hath called us to glory and virtue:

    4 Whereby are given unto us
exceeding great and precious
promises: that by these ye might be
partakers of the divine nature,
having escaped the corruption that is
in the world through lust.

***
I Corinthians 14:20

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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 520:30


    (Growth is from Mind)
    Spirit acts through the Science of Mind, never causing man to till the ground, but making him superior to the soil. Knowledge of this lifts man above the sod, above earth and its environments, to conscious spiritual harmony and eternal being.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 576:23


    (The shrine celestial)
    In divine Science, man possesses this recognition of harmony consciously in proportion to his understanding of God.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 39:22-27


    (Present salvation)
    Now is the time for so-called material pains and material pleasures to pass away, for both are unreal, because impossible in Science. To break this earthly spell, mortals must get the true idea and divine Principle of all that really exists and governs the universe harmoniously.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 322:3-9


    (Standpoints changed)
    When understanding changes the standpoints of life and intelligence from a material to a spiritual basis, we shall gain the reality of Life, the control of Soul over sense, and we shall perceive Christianity, or Truth, in its divine Principle. This must be the climax before harmonious and immortal man is obtained and his capabilities revealed.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 76:22-29


    (Immaterial pleasure)
    The sinless joy, - the perfect harmony and immortality of Life, possessing unlimited divine beauty and goodness without a single bodily pleasure or pain, - constitutes the only veritable, indestructible man, whose being is spiritual. This state of existence is scientific and intact, - a perfection discernible only by those who have the final understanding of Christ in divine Science.

Subheadings in this lesson

10 1 - Man linked with Spirit
10 1 - Material body never God's idea
10 1 - Mixed testimony
10 1 - Divine allness
10 1 - Error unveiled
10 1 - Servants and masters
10 1 - Matter versus Spirit
10 2 - The infinitude of God
10 2 - One primal cause
10 2 - Man reflects God
10 2 - -24- God the parent Mind
10 2 - Indestructible being
10 3 - Our physical insensibility to Spirit
10 3 - The human counterfeit
10 3 - Spiritual thoughts
10 3 - Spiritual freedom
10 3 - Man never less than man
10 3 - Dwelling in dreamland
10 4 - Inverted images
10 4 - Resist to the end
10 4 - Righteous rebellion
10 4 - Benefit of philanthropy
10 4 - Birth and death unreal
10 4 - Life only in Spirit
10 5 - Scientific finalities
10 5 - Man's genuine being
10 5 - Desire for holiness
10 5 - Forgetfulness of self
10 5 - Scientific purgation
10 6 - Growth is from Mind
10 6 - The shrine celestial
10 6 - Present salvation
10 6 - Standpoints changed
10 6 - Immaterial pleasure


March 5,1905

Subject: 11

SUBSTANCE.

o2oo



-- Golden Text --

Matthew 6:31,33

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

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


Responsive Reading


Psalm 144:3-7,10-15

    3 Lord, what is man, that thou
takest knowledge of him! or the son
of man, that thou makest account of
him!

    4 Man is like to vanity: his days
are as a shadow that passeth away.

    5 Bow thy heavens, O Lord, and come
down: touch the mountains, and they
shall smoke.

    6 Cast forth lightning, and scatter
them: shoot out thine arrows, and
destroy them.

    7 Send thine hand from above; rid
me, and deliver me out of great
waters, from the hand of strange
children;

    10 It is he that giveth salvation
unto kings: who delivereth David his
servant from the hurtful sword.

    11 Rid me, and deliver me from the
hand of strange children, whose mouth
speaketh vanity, and their right hand
is a right hand of falsehood:

    12 That our sons may be as plants
grown up in their youth; that our
daughters may be as corner stones,
polished after the similitude of a
palace:

    13 That our garners may be full,
affording all manner of store: that
our sheep may bring forth thousands
and ten thousands in our streets:

    14 That our oxen may be strong to
labour; that there be no breaking in,
nor going out; that there be no
complaining in our streets.

    15 Happy is that people, that is in
such a case: yea, happy is that
people, whose God is the Lord.


Section 1


Psalm 24:9,10

    9 Lift up your heads, O ye gates;
even lift them 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.

***
Isaiah 44:6

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

***
Psalm 47:6,7

    6 Sing praises to God, sing
praises: sing praises unto our King,
sing praises.

    7 For God is the King of all the
earth: sing ye praises with
understanding.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 468:16-22

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


    (Spiritual synonyms)
    Question. - What is substance?
    Answer. - Substance is that which is eternal and incapable of discord and decay. Truth, Life, and Love are substance, as the Scriptures use this word in Hebrews: "The substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." Spirit, the synonym of Mind, Soul, or God, is the only real substance.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 133:24-31


    (Judaism antipathetic) That he made "himself equal with God," was one of the Jewish accusations against him who planted Christianity on the foundation of Spirit, who taught as he was inspired by the Father and would recognize no life, intelligence, nor substance outside of God.
    (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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 278:8,30-32


    (Substance versus supposition)
    It is a false supposition, the notion that there is real substance-matter, the opposite of Spirit. Spirit, God, is infinite, all. Spirit can have no opposite.
    (Substance is Spirit)
    Matter, with its mortality, cannot be substantial if Spirit is substantial and eternal.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 257:4-10


    (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.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 349:31


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


Section 2


I Kings 9:1-3,6,7

    1 And it came to pass, when
Solomon had finished the building of
the house of the Lord, and the king's
house, and all Solomon's desire which
he was pleased to do,

    2 That the Lord appeared to Solomon
the second time, as he had appeared
unto him at Gibeon.

    3 And the Lord said unto him, I
have heard thy prayer and thy
supplication, that thou hast made
before me: I have hallowed this
house, which thou hast built, to put
my name there for ever; and mine eyes
and mine heart shall be there
perpetually.

    6 But if ye shall at all turn from
following me, ye or your children, and
will not keep my commandments and my
statutes which I have set before you,
but go and serve other gods, and
worship them:

    7 Then will I cut off Israel out of
the land which I have given them; and
this house, which I have hallowed for
my name, will I cast out of my sight;
and Israel shall be a proverb and a
byword among all people:

***
II Corinthians 6:14-18

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

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

    16 And what agreement hath the
temple of God with idols? for ye are
the temple of the living God; as God
hath said, I will dwell in them, and
walk in them; and I will be their
God, and they shall be my people.

    17 Wherefore come out from among
them, and be ye separate, saith the
Lord, and touch not the unclean
thing; and I will receive you,

    18 And will be a Father unto you,
and ye shall be my sons and
daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 300:28-31


    (The divine reflection)
    The universe reflects and expresses the divine substance or Mind; therefore God is seen only in the spiritual universe and spiritual man, as the sun is seen in the ray of light which goes out from it.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 301:6-13,17

    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.
    (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 - 314:12

    (The bodily resurrection)
    When Jesus spoke of reproducing his body, - knowing, as he did, that Mind was the builder, - and said, "Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up," they thought that he meant their material temple instead of his body. To such materialists, the real man seemed a spectre, unseen and unfamiliar, and the body, which they laid in a sepulchre, seemed to be substance. This materialism lost sight of the true Jesus; but the faithful Mary saw him, and he presented to her, more than ever before, the true idea of Life and substance.


Section 3


Proverbs 10:2,3

    2 Treasures of wickedness profit
nothing: but righteousness delivereth
from death.

    3 The Lord will not suffer the soul
of the righteous to famish: but he
casteth away the substance of the
wicked.
Proverbs 3:9,10

    9 Honour the Lord with thy
substance, and with the firstfruits
of all thine increase:

    10 So shall thy barns be filled
with plenty, and thy presses shall
burst out with new wine.

***
Jeremiah 17:11

    11 As the partridge sitteth on
eggs, and hatcheth them not; so he
that getteth riches, and not by
right, shall leave them in the midst
of his days, and at his end shall be
a fool.

***
Romans 11:33

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

***
I Timothy 6:17-19

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


    18 That they do good, that they be
rich in good works, ready to
distribute, willing to communicate;

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 335:13

  (- MORTAL MIND - The subjective states of error)


    (-18- The only substance)
    Things spiritual and eternal are substantial. Things material and temporal are insubstantial.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 278:32

    (Substance is Spirit)
    Which ought to be substance to us, - the erring, changing, and dying, the mutable and mortal, or the unerring, immutable, and immortal? A New Testament writer plainly describes faith, a quality of mind, as "the substance of things hoped for."

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 458:32-8


    (Advancement by sacrifice)
    Christianity causes men to turn naturally from matter to Spirit, as the flower turns from darkness to light. Man then appropriates those things which "eye hath not seen nor ear heard." Paul and John had a clear apprehension that, as mortal man achieves no worldly honors except by sacrifice, so he must gain heavenly riches by forsaking all worldliness. Then he will have nothing in common with the worldling's affections, motives, and aims.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 311:26-28


    (Soul impeccable)
    The objects cognized by the physical senses have not the reality of substance. They are only what mortal belief calls them.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 369:5


    (Man's entity)
    In proportion as matter loses to human sense all entity as man, in that proportion does man become its master. He enters into a diviner sense of the facts, and comprehends the theology of Jesus as demonstrated in healing the sick, raising the dead, and walking over the wave. All these deeds manifested Jesus' control over the belief that matter is substance, that it can be the arbiter of life or the constructor of any form of existence.


Section 4


Deuteronomy 8:3

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

***
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 6:25

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

***
Revelation 2:17

    17 He that hath an ear, let him
hear what the Spirit saith unto the
churches; To him that overcometh will
I give to eat of the hidden manna,
and will give him a white stone, and
in the stone a new name written,
which no man knoweth saving he that
receiveth it.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 35:26-27


    (Spiritual Eucharist)
    Our bread, "which cometh down from heaven," is Truth.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 275:1-6


    (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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 312:4

    (Sense-dreams)
    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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 32:15,21


    (Sacred sacrament)
    "As they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body. And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them saying, Drink ye all of it."
    (Spiritual refreshment)
    The disciples had eaten, yet Jesus prayed and gave them bread. This would have been foolish in a literal sense; but in its spiritual signification, it was natural and beautiful. Jesus prayed; he withdrew from the material senses to refresh his heart with brighter, with spiritual views.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 33:6

    (Heavenly supplies)
    Their bread indeed came down from heaven. It was the great truth of spiritual being, healing the sick and casting out error. Their Master had explained it all before, and now this bread was feeding and sustaining them. They had borne this bread from house to house, breaking (explaining) it to others, and now it comforted themselves.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 442:22-25


    (Christ the great physician)
    Christ, Truth, gives mortals temporary food and clothing until the material, transformed with the ideal, disappears, and man is clothed and fed spiritually.


Section 5


Exodus 17:1,3,5,6

    1 And all the congregation of the
children of Israel journeyed from the
wilderness of Sin, after their
journeys, according to the
commandment of the Lord, and pitched
in Rephidim: and there was no water
for the people to drink.

    3 And the people thirsted there for
water; and the people murmured
against Moses, and said, Wherefore is
this that thou hast brought us up out
of Egypt, to kill us and our children
and our cattle with thirst?

    5 And the Lord said unto Moses, Go
on before the people, and take with
thee of the elders of Israel; and thy
rod, wherewith thou smotest the
river, take in thine hand, and go.

    6 Behold, I will stand before thee
there upon the rock in Horeb; and thou
shalt smite the rock, and there shall
come water out of it, that the people
may drink. And Moses did so in the
sight of the elders of Israel.

***
I Corinthians 10:1,4

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

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

***
John 4:13-14

    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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 547:28-5


    (True theory of the universe) Inspired thought relinquishes a material, sensual, and mortal theory of the universe, and adopts the spiritual and immortal.
    (Scriptural perception)
    It is this spiritual perception of Scripture, which lifts humanity out of disease and death and inspires faith. "The Spirit and the bride say, Come! . . . and whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely." Christian Science separates error from truth, and breathes through the sacred pages the spiritual sense of life, substance, and intelligence.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 234:1-8


    (Efficacy of truth)
    Spiritual draughts heal, while material lotions interfere with truth, even as ritualism and creed hamper spirituality. If we trust matter, we distrust Spirit.
    (Crumbs of comfort)
    Whatever inspires with wisdom, Truth, or Love - be it song, sermon, or Science - blesses the human family with crumbs of comfort from Christ's table, feeding the hungry and giving living waters to the thirsty.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 570:14


    (Receptive hearts)
    Millions of unprejudiced minds - simple seekers for Truth, weary wanderers, athirst in the desert - are waiting and watching for rest and drink. Give them a cup of cold water in Christ's name, and never fear the consequences. What if the old dragon should send forth a new flood to drown the Christ-idea? He can neither drown your voice with its roar, nor again sink the world into the deep waters of chaos and old night. In this age the earth will help the woman; the spiritual idea will be understood. Those ready for the blessing you impart will give thanks. The waters will be pacified, and Christ will command the wave.


Section 6


Matthew 24:1,2,35

    1 And Jesus went out, and departed
from the temple: and his disciples
came to him for to shew him the
buildings of the temple.

    2 And Jesus said unto them, See ye
not all these things? verily I say
unto you, There shall not be left
here one stone upon another, that
shall not be thrown down.

    35 Heaven and earth shall pass
away, but my words shall not pass
away.

***
Hebrews 10:32,34

    32 But call to remembrance the
former days, in which, after ye were
illuminated, ye endured a great fight
of afflictions;

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

***
II Peter 3:10-14

    10 But the day of the Lord will
come as a thief in the night; in the
which the heavens shall pass away
with a great noise, and the elements
shall melt with fervent heat, the
earth also and the works that are
therein shall be burned up.

    11 Seeing then that all these
things shall be dissolved, what
manner of persons ought ye to be in
all holy conversation and godliness,

    12 Looking for and hasting unto the
coming of the day of God, wherein the
heavens being on fire shall be
dissolved, and the elements shall
melt with fervent heat?

    13 Nevertheless we, according to
his promise, look for new heavens and
a new earth, wherein dwelleth
righteousness.

    14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that
ye look for such things, be diligent
that ye may be found of him in peace,
without spot, and blameless.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 468:22

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


    (Spiritual synonyms)
    The spiritual universe, including individual man, is a compound idea, reflecting the divine substance of Spirit.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 536:1


    (New earth and no more sea)
    In the Apocalypse it is written: "And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea." In St. John's vision, heaven and earth stand for spiritual ideas, and the sea, as a symbol of tempest-tossed human concepts advancing and receding, is represented as having passed away. The divine understanding reigns, is all, and there is no other consciousness.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 572:23-25


    (Man's present possibilities)
    The Revelator had not yet passed the transitional stage in human experience called death, but he already saw a new heaven and a new earth.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 573:5

    This testimony of Holy Writ sustains the fact in Science, that the heavens and earth to one human consciousness, that consciousness which God bestows, are spiritual, while to another, the unillumined human mind, the vision is material. This shows unmistakably that what the human mind terms matter and spirit indicates states and stages of consciousness.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 291:13


    (Salvation and probation)
    Heaven is not a locality, but a divine state of Mind in which all the manifestations of Mind are harmonious and immortal, because sin is not there and man is found having no righteousness of his own, but in possession of "the mind of the Lord," as the Scripture says.

Subheadings in this lesson

11 1 - Spiritual synonyms
11 1 - Judaism antipathetic
11 1 - Priestly learning
11 1 - Substance versus supposition
11 1 - Substance is Spirit
11 1 - Matter is not substance
11 1 - Substance spiritual
11 2 - The divine reflection
11 2 - Inverted images and ideas
11 2 - The bodily resurrection
11 3 - -18- The only substance
11 3 - Substance is Spirit
11 3 - Advancement by sacrifice
11 3 - Soul impeccable
11 3 - Man's entity
11 4 - Spiritual Eucharist
11 4 - Spirit the starting-point
11 4 - Sense-dreams
11 4 - Sacred sacrament
11 4 - Spiritual refreshment
11 4 - Heavenly supplies
11 4 - Christ the great physician
11 5 - True theory of the universe
11 5 - Scriptural perception
11 5 - Efficacy of truth
11 5 - Crumbs of comfort
11 5 - Receptive hearts
11 6 - Spiritual synonyms
11 6 - New earth and no more sea
11 6 - Man's present possibilities
11 6 - Salvation and probation


March 12,1905

Subject: 12

MATTER.

2ooo



-- Golden Text --

Galatians 4:8

    8 Howbeit then, when ye knew not
God, ye did service unto them which
by nature are no gods.


Responsive Reading


Jeremiah 2:4-9,11,19,21,22,28

    4 Hear ye the word of the Lord, O
house of Jacob, and all the families
of the house of Israel:

    5 #Thus saith the Lord, What
iniquity have your fathers found in
me, that they are gone far from me,
and have walked after vanity, and are
become vain?

    6 Neither said they, Where is the
Lord that brought us up out of the
land of Egypt, that led us through
the wilderness, through a land of
deserts and of pits, through a land
of drought, and of the shadow of
death, through a land that no man
passed through, and where no man
dwelt?

    7 And I brought you into a
plentiful country, to eat the fruit
thereof and the goodness thereof; but
when ye entered, ye defiled my land,
and made mine heritage an
abomination.

    8 The priests said not, Where is
the Lord? and they that handle the
law knew me not: the pastors also
transgressed against me, and the
prophets prophesied by Baal, and
walked after things that do not
profit.

    9 #Wherefore I will yet plead with
you, saith the Lord, and with your
children's children will I plead.

    11 Hath a nation changed their
gods, which are yet no gods? but my
people have changed their glory for
that which doth not profit.

    19 Thine own wickedness shall
correct thee, and thy backslidings
shall reprove thee: know therefore
and see that it is an evil thing and
bitter, that thou hast forsaken the
Lord thy God, and that my fear is not
in thee, saith the Lord God of hosts.


    21 Yet I had planted thee a noble
vine, wholly a right seed: how then
art thou turned into the degenerate
plant of a strange vine unto me?

    22 For though thou wash thee with
nitre, and take thee much soap, yet
thine iniquity is marked before me,
saith the Lord God.

    28 But where are thy gods that thou
hast made thee? let them arise, if
they can save thee in the time of thy
trouble: for according to the number
of thy cities are thy gods, O Judah.


Section 1


Leviticus 19:4

    4 #Turn ye not unto idols, nor make
to yourselves molten gods: I am the
Lord your God.

***
Isaiah 45:20

    20 #Assemble yourselves and come;
draw near together, ye that are
escaped of the nations: they have no
knowledge that set up the wood of
their graven image, and pray unto a
god that cannot save.

***
Jeremiah 10:1,11

    1 Hear ye the word which the Lord
speaketh unto you, O house of Israel:


    11 Thus shall ye say unto them, The
gods that have not made the heavens
and the earth, even they shall perish
from the earth, and from under these
heavens.

***
Romans 1:18,21,25

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

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

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 287:26


    (Error unveiled) Matter is neither a thing nor a person, but merely the objective supposition of Spirit's opposite. The five material senses testify to truth and error as united in a mind both good and evil. Their false evidence will finally yield to Truth, - to the recognition of Spirit and of the spiritual creation.

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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 523:7


    (Mist, or false claim)
    The creations of matter arise from a mist or false claim, or from mystification, and not from the firmament, or understanding, which God erects between the true and false. In error everything comes from beneath, not from above. All is material myth, instead of the reflection of Spirit.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 280:1-3


    (The things of God are beautiful)
    In the infinitude of Mind, matter must be unknown. Symbols and elements of discord and decay are not products of the infinite, perfect, and eternal All.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 479:18

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


    (Chaos and darkness)
    "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep." (Genesis i. 1, 2.) In the vast forever, in the Science and truth of being, the only facts are Spirit and its innumerable creations. Darkness and chaos are the imaginary opposites of light, understanding, and eternal harmony, and they are the elements of nothingness.


Section 2


Daniel 5:17,18,20-23

    17 #Then Daniel answered and said
before the king, Let thy gifts be to
thyself, and give thy rewards to
another; yet I will read the writing
unto the king, and make known to him
the interpretation.

    18 O thou king, the most high God
gave Nebuchadnezzar thy father a
kingdom, and majesty, and glory, and
honour:

    20 But when his heart was lifted
up, and his mind hardened in pride,
he was deposed from his kingly
throne, and they took his glory from
him:

    21 And he was driven from the sons
of men; and his heart was made like
the beasts, and his dwelling was with
the wild asses: they fed him with
grass like oxen, and his body was wet
with the dew of heaven; till he knew
that the most high God ruled in the
kingdom of men, and that he
appointeth over it whomsoever he
will.

    22 And thou his son, O Belshazzar,
hast not humbled thine heart, though
thou knewest all this;

    23 But hast lifted up thyself
against the Lord of heaven; and they
have brought the vessels of his house
before thee, and thou, and thy lords,
thy wives, and thy concubines, have
drunk wine in them; and thou hast
praised the gods of silver, and gold,
of brass, iron, wood, and stone,
which see not, nor hear, nor know:
and the God in whose hand thy breath
is, and whose are all thy ways, hast
thou not glorified:

***
Mark 6:1-4

    1 And he went out from thence, and
came into his own country; and his
disciples follow him.

    2 And when the sabbath day was
come, he began to teach in the
synagogue: and many hearing him were
astonished, saying, From whence hath
this man these things? and what
wisdom is this which is given unto
him, that even such mighty works are
wrought by his hands?

    3 Is not this the carpenter, the
son of Mary, the brother of James,
and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon?
and are not his sisters here with us?
And they were offended at him.

    4 But Jesus said unto them, A
prophet is not without honour, but in
his own country, and among his own
kin, and in his own house.

***
I Corinthians 3:19,20

    19 For the wisdom of this world is
foolishness with God. For it is
written, He taketh the wise in their
own craftiness.

    20 And again, The Lord knoweth the
thoughts of the wise, that they are
vain.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 276:31-5


    (Like evolving like)
    Intelligence never produces non-intelligence; but matter is ever non-intelligent and therefore cannot spring from intelligence. To all that is unlike unerring and eternal Mind, this Mind saith, "Thou shalt surely die;" and elsewhere the Scripture says that dust returns to dust. The non-intelligent relapses into its own unreality.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 270:5

    (Rejected theories)
    Matter and Mind are opposites. One is contrary to the other in its very nature and essence; hence both cannot be real. If one is real, the other must be unreal. Only by understanding that there is but one power, - not two powers, matter and Mind, - are scientific and logical conclusions reached. Few deny the hypothesis that intelligence, apart from man and matter, governs the universe; ;and it is generally admitted that this intelligence is the eternal Mind or divine Principle, Love.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 567:18-23


    (Dragon cast down to earth)
    That false claim - that ancient belief, that old serpent whose name is devil (evil), claiming that there is intelligence in matter either to benefit or to injure men - is pure delusion, the red dragon; and it is cast out by Christ, Truth, the spiritual idea, and so proved to be powerless.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 535:10-14


    (Judgment on error)
    Divine Science deals its chief blow at the supposed material foundations of life and intelligence. It dooms idolatry. A belief in other gods, other creators, and other creations must go down before Christian Science.


Section 3


Ecclesiastes 2:15,17,18

    15 Then said I in my heart, As it
happeneth to the fool, so it
happeneth even to me; and why was I
then more wise? Then I said in my
heart, that this also is vanity.

    17 Therefore I hated life; because
the work that is wrought under the sun
is grievous unto me: for all is
vanity and vexation of spirit.

    18 #Yea, I hated all my labour
which I had taken under the sun:
because I should leave it unto the
man that shall be after me.

***
Amos 5:4,14

    4 #For thus saith the Lord unto the
house of Israel, Seek ye me, and ye
shall live:

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

***
John 5:24,25

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

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 275:1(only)


    (Spirit the starting-point)
    Matter has no life to lose, and Spirit never dies.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 289:21-30

    (Death but an illusion)
    The belief that matter has life results, by the universal law of mortal mind, in a belief in death. So man, tree, and flower are supposed to die; but the fact remains, that God's universe is spiritual and immortal.
    (Spiritual offspring)
    The spiritual fact and the material belief of things are contradictions; but the spiritual is true, and therefore the material must be untrue. Life is not in matter. Therefore it cannot be said to pass out of matter. Matter and death are mortal illusions. Spirit and all things spiritual are the real and eternal.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 312:8

    (Sense-dreams)
    The senses regard a corpse, not as man, but simply as matter. People say, "Man is dead;" but this death is the departure of a mortal's mind, not of matter. The matter is still there. The belief of that mortal that he must die occasioned his departure; yet you say that matter has caused his death.

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


    (Living temple)
    Jesus' parables explain Life as never mingling with sin and death. He laid the axe of Science at the root of material knowledge, that it might be ready to cut down the false doctrine of pantheism, - that God, or Life, is in or of matter.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 426:29


    (Christian standard)
    Man is immortal, and the body cannot die, because matter has no life to surrender. The human concepts named matter, death, disease, sickness, and sin are all that can be destroyed.


Section 4


Hosea 5:13

    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.
Hosea 7:13,14

    13 Woe unto them! for they have
fled from me: destruction unto them!
because they have transgressed
against me: though I have redeemed
them, yet they have spoken lies
against me.

    14 And they have not cried unto me
with their heart, when they howled
upon their beds: they assemble
themselves for corn and wine, and
they rebel against me.

***
Nahum 3:19

    19 There is no healing of thy
bruise; thy wound is grievous: all
that hear the bruit of thee shall
clap the hands over thee: for upon
whom hath not thy wickedness passed
continually?

***
Matthew 21:12-14

    12 #And Jesus went into the temple
of God, and cast out all them that
sold and bought in the temple, and
overthrew the tables of the
moneychangers, and the seats of them
that sold doves,

    13 And said unto them, It is
written, My house shall be called the
house of prayer; but ye have made it
a den of thieves.

    14 And the blind and the lame came
to him in the temple; and he healed
them.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 463:27


    (Unhesitating decision) There is a law of God applicable to healing, and it is a spiritual law instead of material. The sick are not healed by inanimate matter or drugs, as they believe that they are. Such seeming medical effect or action is that of socalled mortal mind.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 210:5


    (Jesus' disregard of matter)
    The Principle and proof of Christianity are discerned by spiritual sense. They are set forth in Jesus' demonstrations, which show - by his healing the sick, casting out evils, and destroying death, "the last enemy that shall be destroyed," - his disregard of matter and its so-called laws.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 158:1


    (Mythology and materia medica)
    It is recorded that the profession of medicine originated in idolatry with pagan priests, who besought the gods to heal the sick and designated Apollo as "the god of medicine." He was supposed to have dictated the first prescription, according to the "History of Four Thousand Years of Medicine." It is here noticeable that Apollo was also regarded as the sender of disease, "the god of pestilence." Hippocrates turned from image-gods to vegetable and mineral drugs for healing. This was deemed progress in medicine; but what we need is the truth which heals both mind and body. The future history of material medicine may correspond with that of its material god, Apollo, who was banished from heaven and endured great sufferings upon earth.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 383:29


    (Beliefs illusive)
    The movement-cure - pinching and pounding the poor body, to make it sensibly well when it ought to be insensibly so - is another medical mistake, resulting from the common notion that health depends on inert matter instead of on Mind. Can matter, or what is termed matter, either feel or act without mind?

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.


Section 5


Jeremiah 23:23-25,32

    23 Am I a God at hand, saith the
Lord, and not a God afar off?

    24 Can any hide himself in secret
places that I shall not see him?
saith the Lord. Do not I fill heaven
and earth? saith the Lord.

    25 I have heard what the prophets
said, that prophesy lies in my name,
saying, I have dreamed, I have
dreamed.

    32 Behold, I am against them that
prophesy false dreams, saith the
Lord, and do tell them, and cause my
people to err by their lies, and by
their lightness; yet I sent them not,
nor commanded them: therefore they
shall not profit this people at all,
saith the Lord.

***
Ephesians 5:13,14

    13 But all things that are reproved
are made manifest by the light: for
whatsoever doth make manifest is
light.

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

***
I Thessalonians 5:5,6

    5 Ye are all the children of light,
and the children of the day: we are
not of the night, nor of darkness.

    6 Therefore let us not sleep, as do
others; but let us watch and be
sober.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 250:6


    (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.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 77:13-18


    (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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 491:28

(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


    (Spiritual existence the one fact)
    When we are awake, we dream of the pains and pleasures of matter. Who will say, even though he does not understand Christian Science, that this dream - rather than the dreamer - may not be mortal man? Who can rationally say otherwise, when the dream leaves mortal man intact in body and thought, although the so-called dreamer is unconscious? For right reasoning there should be but one fact before the thought, namely, spiritual existence. In reality there is no other existence, since Life cannot be united to its unlikeness, mortality.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 347:26-31


    (Essential element of Christianity)
    The dream that matter and error are something must yield to reason and revelation. Then mortals will behold the nothingness of sickness and sin, and sin and sickness will disappear from consciousness. The harmonious will appear real, and the inharmonious unreal.


Section 6


Genesis 35:1-3

    1 And God said unto Jacob, Arise,
go up to Bethel, and dwell there: and
make there an altar unto God, that
appeared unto thee when thou fleddest
from the face of Esau thy brother.

    2 Then Jacob said unto his
household, and to all that were with
him, Put away the strange gods that
are among you, and be clean, and
change your garments:

    3 And let us arise, and go up to
Bethel; and I will make there an
altar unto God, who answered me in
the day of my distress, and was with
me in the way which I went.

***
Luke 16:13

    13 #No servant 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.

***
Titus 2:11-13

    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;

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 242:6


    (Spiritual baptism) Denial of the claims of matter is a great step towards the joys of Spirit, towards human freedom and the final triumph over the body.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 339:31

  (- MORTAL MIND - Death)


    (-32- Basis of health and immortality)
    You conquer error by denying its verity. Our various theories will never lose their imaginary power for good or evil, until we lose our faith in them and make life its own proof of harmony and God.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 281:27-1

    (The true new idea)
    Divine Science does not put new wine into old bottles, Soul into matter, nor the infinite into the finite. 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.

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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 323:32


    (Childlike receptivity)
    Willingness to become as a little child and to leave the old for the new, renders thought receptive of the advanced idea. Gladness to leave the false landmarks and joy to see them disappear, - this disposition helps to precipitate the ultimate harmony. The purification of sense and self is a proof of progress. "Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God."

Subheadings in this lesson

12 1 - Error unveiled
12 1 - Individualization
12 1 - Mist, or false claim
12 1 - The things of God are beautiful
12 1 - Chaos and darkness
12 2 - Like evolving like
12 2 - Rejected theories
12 2 - Dragon cast down to earth
12 2 - Judgment on error
12 3 - Spirit the starting-point
12 3 - Death but an illusion
12 3 - Spiritual offspring
12 3 - Sense-dreams
12 3 - Living temple
12 3 - Christian standard
12 4 - Unhesitating decision
12 4 - Jesus' disregard of matter
12 4 - Mythology and materia medica
12 4 - Beliefs illusive
12 4 - Salvation is through reform
12 5 - Spirit the one Ego
12 5 - A dream vanishing
12 5 - Spiritual existence the one fact
12 5 - Essential element of Christianity
12 6 - Spiritual baptism
12 6 - -32- Basis of health and immortality
12 6 - The true new idea
12 6 - Standpoint revealed
12 6 - Childlike receptivity


March 19,1905

Subject: 13

REALITY.

ooo2



-- Golden Text --

Isaiah 65:17,18

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

    18 But be ye glad and rejoice for
ever in that which I create: for,
behold, I create Jerusalem a
rejoicing, and her people a joy.


Responsive Reading


Revelation 21:1,2,9-11,15,16,22-27

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

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

    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;

    15 And he that talked with me had a
golden reed to measure the city, and
the gates thereof, and the wall
thereof.

    16 And the city lieth foursquare,
and the length is as large as the
breadth: and he measured the city
with the reed, twelve thousand
furlongs. The length and the breadth
and the height of it are equal.

    22 And I saw no temple therein: for
the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb
are the temple of it.

    23 And the city had no need of the
sun, neither of the moon, to shine in
it: for the glory of God did lighten
it, and the Lamb is the light
thereof.

    24 And the nations of them which
are saved shall walk in the light of
it: and the kings of the earth do
bring their glory and honour into it.


    25 And the gates of it shall not be
shut at all by day: for there shall
be no night there.

    26 And they shall bring the glory
and honour of the nations into it.

    27 And there shall in no wise enter
into it any thing that defileth,
neither whatsoever worketh
abomination, or maketh a lie: but
they which are written in the Lamb's
book of life.


Section 1


Psalm 111:2,7,8

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

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

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

***
Ephesians 6:14,15,17

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

    15 And your feet shod with the
preparation of the gospel of peace;

    17 And take the helmet of
salvation, and the sword of the
Spirit, which is the word of God:

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 335:27

  (- MORTAL MIND - Material senses)


    (-20- The one divine Mind) Reality is spiritual, harmonious, immutable, immortal, divine, eternal. Nothing unspiritual can be real, harmonious, or eternal. Sin, sickness, and mortality are the suppositional antipodes of Spirit, and must be contradictions of reality.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 472:24(begin All)-29

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


    (Unrealities that seem real) 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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 281:14


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

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


    (God's allness learned)
    The three great verities of Spirit, omnipotence, omnipresence, omniscience, - Spirit possessing all power, filling all space, constituting all Science, - contradict forever the belief that matter can be actual. These eternal verities reveal primeval existence as the radiant reality of God's creation, in which all that He has made is pronounced by His wisdom good.


Section 2


John 1:1,14

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

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

***
I John 5:7

    7 For there are three that bear
record in heaven, the Father, the
Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these
three are one.

***
I Peter 1:15,23-25

    15 But as he which hath called you
is holy, so be ye holy in all manner
of conversation;

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

    24 For all flesh is as grass, and
all the glory of man as the flower of
grass. The grass withereth, and the
flower thereof falleth away:

    25 But the word of the Lord
endureth for ever. And this is the
word which by the gospel is preached
unto you.

***
Hebrews 4:2

    2 For unto us was the gospel
preached, as well as unto them: but
the word preached did not profit
them, not being mixed with faith in
them that heard it.

***
Romans 10:17

    17 So then faith cometh by hearing,
and hearing by the word of God.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 350:24


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 271:26


    (Modern evangel)
    Those, who are willing to leave their nets or to cast them on the right side for Truth, have the opportunity now, as aforetime, to learn and to practise Christian healing. The Scriptures contain it. The spiritual import of the Word imparts this power. But, as Paul says, "How shall they hear without a preacher? and how shall they preach, except they be sent?" If sent, how shall they preach, convert, and heal multitudes, except the people hear?

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 486:23-24(to 2nd .)

(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


    (Permanent sensibility)
    Sight, hearing, all the spiritual senses of man, are eternal. They cannot be lost.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 480:26-2

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


    (Vapor and nothingness)
    The Bible declares: "All things were made by Him [the divine Word]; and without Him was not anything made that was made." This is the eternal verity of divine Science. If sin, sickness, and death were understood as nothingness, they would disappear. As vapor melts before the sun, so evil would vanish before the reality of good. One must hide the other. How important, then, to choose good as the reality!


Section 3


I Corinthians 1:17,22-24,30

    17 For Christ sent me not to
baptize, but to preach the gospel:
not with wisdom of words, lest the
cross of Christ should be made of
none effect.

    22 For the Jews require a sign, and
the Greeks seek after wisdom:

    23 But we preach Christ crucified,
unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and
unto the Greeks foolishness;

    24 But unto them which are called,
both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power
of God, and the wisdom of God.

    30 But of him are ye in Christ
Jesus, who of God is made unto us
wisdom, and righteousness, and
sanctification, and redemption:

***
II Corinthians 5:16,17

    16 Wherefore henceforth know we no
man after the flesh: yea, though we
have known Christ after the flesh,
yet now henceforth know we him no
more.

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

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 347:12-17


    (Essential element of Christianity)
    Critics should consider that the so-called mortal man is not the reality of man. Then they would behold the signs of Christ's coming. Christ, as the spiritual or true idea of God, comes now as of old, preaching the gospel to the poor, healing the sick, and casting out evils.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 360:28-16

    (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.

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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 242:9


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


Section 4


Acts 11:19,21,22,25,26

    19 #Now they which were scattered
abroad upon the persecution that
arose about Stephen travelled as far
as Phenice, and Cyprus, and Antioch,
preaching the word to none but unto
the Jews only.

    21 And the hand of the Lord was
with them: and a great number
believed, and turned unto the Lord.

    22 #Then tidings of these things
came unto the ears of the church
which was in Jerusalem: and they sent
forth Barnabas, that he should go as
far as Antioch.

    25 Then departed Barnabas to
Tarsus, for to seek Saul:

    26 And when he had found him, he
brought him unto Antioch. And it came
to pass, that a whole year they
assembled themselves with the church,
and taught much people. And the
disciples were called Christians
first in Antioch.

***
John 8:31,32

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

    32 And ye shall know the truth, and
the truth shall make you free.
John 15:7,8

    7 If ye abide in me, and my words
abide in you, ye shall ask what ye
will, and it shall be done unto you.

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 271:1-5


    (Prophetic ignorance)
    Christ's Christianity is the chain of scientific being reappearing in all ages, maintaining its obvious correspondence with the Scriptures and uniting all periods in the design of God.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 138:17-25


    (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.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 353:3-12


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

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 372:17-21


    (Veritable success)
    Christian Science and Christianity are one. How, then, in Christianity any more than in Christian Science, can we believe in the reality and power of both Truth and error, Spirit and matter, and hope to succeed with contraries?

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 373:1-5

    (Disease far more docile than iniquity)
    If we are Christians on all moral questions, but are in darkness as to the physical exemption which Christianity includes, then we must have more faith in God on this subject and be more alive to His promises.


Section 5


Isaiah 29:14,15,18-20,24

    14 Therefore, behold, I will
proceed to do a marvellous work among
this people, even a marvellous work
and a wonder: for the wisdom of their
wise men shall perish, and the
understanding of their prudent men
shall be hid.

    15 Woe unto them that seek deep to
hide their counsel from the Lord, and
their works are in the dark, and they
say, Who seeth us? and who knoweth
us?

    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.

    20 For the terrible one is brought
to nought, and the scorner is
consumed, and all that watch for
iniquity are cut off:

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

***
Revelation 10:1-3,7

    1 And I saw another mighty angel
come down from heaven, clothed with a
cloud: and a rainbow was upon his
head, and his face was as it were the
sun, and his feet as pillars of fire:


    2 And he had in his hand a little
book open: and he set his right foot
upon the sea, and his left foot on
the earth,

    3 And cried with a loud voice, as
when a lion roareth: and when he had
cried, seven thunders uttered their
voices.

    7 But in the days of the voice of
the seventh angel, when he shall
begin to sound, the mystery of God
should be finished, as he hath
declared to his servants the
prophets.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 298:2


    (Faith higher than belief) Life, Truth, and Love are the realities of divine Science. They dawn in faith and glow full-orbed in spiritual understanding. As a cloud hides the sun it cannot extinguish, so false belief silences for a while the voice of immutable harmony, but false belief cannot destroy Science armed with faith, hope, and fruition.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 216:3-7


    (The serpent of error)
    Who shall say that man is alive to-day, but may be dead to-morrow? What has touched Life, God, to such strange issues? Here theories cease, and Science unveils the mystery and solves the problem of man.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 41:14


    (Healing early lost)
    The proofs of Truth, Life, and Love, which Jesus gave by casting out error and healing the sick, completed his earthly mission; but in the Christian Church this demonstration of healing was early lost, about three centuries after the crucifixion. No ancient school of philosophy, materia medica, or scholastic theology ever taught or demonstrated the divine healing of absolute Science.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 395:11


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


Section 6


Psalm 48:1,2

    1 Great is the Lord, and greatly
to be praised in the city of our God,
in the mountain of his holiness.

    2 Beautiful for situation, the joy
of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on
the sides of the north, the city of
the great King.

***
Isaiah 30:19-21

    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.

***
Revelation 21:2-4,16,24

    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.

    16 And the city lieth foursquare,
and the length is as large as the
breadth: and he measured the city
with the reed, twelve thousand
furlongs. The length and the breadth
and the height of it are equal.

    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.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 573:29


    (Nearness of Deity) Take heart, dear sufferer, for this reality of being will surely appear sometime and in some way. There will be no more pain, and all tears will be wiped away. When you read this, remember Jesus' words, "The kingdom of God is within you." This spiritual consciousness is therefore a present possibility.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 574:10-16

    (Vials of wrath and consolation)
    This ministry of Truth, this message from divine Love, carried John away in spirit. It exalted him till he became conscious of the spiritual facts of being and the "New Jerusalem, coming down from God, out of heaven," - the spiritual outpouring of bliss and glory, which he describes as the city which "lieth foursquare."

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 575:16-2

    (The city foursquare) Taken in its allegorical sense, the description of the city as foursquare has a profound meaning. The four sides of our city are the Word, Christ, Christianity, and divine Science; "and the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there." This city is wholly spiritual, as its four sides indicate.
    (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

13 1 - -20- The one divine Mind
13 1 - Unrealities that seem real
13 1 - God and His image
13 1 - God's allness learned
13 2 - The divine life-link
13 2 - Modern evangel
13 2 - Permanent sensibility
13 2 - Vapor and nothingness
13 3 - Essential element of Christianity
13 3 - Choose ye today
13 3 - Spiritual government
13 3 - The one only way
13 4 - Prophetic ignorance
13 4 - New era in Jesus
13 4 - The real and the unreal
13 4 - Veritable success
13 4 - Disease far more docile than iniquity
13 5 - Faith higher than belief
13 5 - Causation mental
13 5 - The serpent of error
13 5 - Healing early lost
13 5 - Divine authority
13 6 - Nearness of Deity
13 6 - Vials of wrath and consolation
13 6 - The city foursquare
13 6 - The royally divine gates
13 6 - The city of our God


March 26,1905

Subject: 14

UNREALITY.

oo2o



-- Golden Text --

Hebrews 8:13

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


Responsive Reading


II Kings 18:28-30

    28 #Then Rabshakeh stood and cried
with a loud voice in the Jews'
language, and spake, saying, Hear the
word of the great king, the king of
Assyria:

    29 Thus saith the king, Let not
Hezekiah deceive you: for he shall
not be able to deliver you out of his
hand:

    30 Neither let Hezekiah make you
trust in the Lord, saying, The Lord
will surely deliver us, and this city
shall not be delivered into the hand
of the king of Assyria.
II Kings 19:9-11,14-20,32,33

    9 And when he heard say of Tirhakah
king of Ethiopia, Behold, he is come
out to fight against thee: he sent
messengers again unto Hezekiah,
saying,

    10 Thus shall ye speak to Hezekiah
king of Judah, saying, Let not thy God
in whom thou trustest deceive thee,
saying, Jerusalem shall not be
delivered into the hand of the king
of Assyria.

    11 Behold, thou hast heard what the
kings of Assyria have done to all
lands, by destroying them utterly:
and shalt thou be delivered?

    14 #And Hezekiah received the
letter of the hand of the messengers,
and read it: and Hezekiah went up
into the house of the Lord, and
spread it before the Lord.

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

    16 Lord, bow down thine ear, and
hear: open, Lord, thine eyes, and
see: and hear the words of
Sennacherib, which hath sent him to
reproach the living God.

    17 Of a truth, Lord, the kings of
Assyria have destroyed the nations
and their lands,

    18 And have cast their gods into
the fire: for they were no gods, but
the work of men's hands, wood and
stone: therefore they have destroyed
them.

    19 Now therefore, O Lord our God, I
beseech thee, save thou us out of his
hand, that all the kingdoms of the
earth may know that thou art the Lord
God, even thou only.

    20 #Then Isaiah the son of Amoz
sent to Hezekiah, saying, Thus saith
the Lord God of Israel, That which
thou hast prayed to me against
Sennacherib king of Assyria I have
heard.

    32 Therefore thus saith the Lord
concerning the king of Assyria, He
shall not come into this city, nor
shoot an arrow there, nor come before
it with shield, nor cast a bank
against it.

    33 By the way that he came, by the
same shall he return, and shall not
come into this city, saith the Lord.


Section 1


Isaiah 36:6

    6 Lo, thou trustest in the staff of
this broken reed, on Egypt; whereon
if a man lean, it will go into his
hand, and pierce it: so is Pharaoh
king of Egypt to all that trust in
him.

***
Ezekiel 29:2,3,10,11

    2 Son of man, set thy face against
Pharaoh king of Egypt, and prophesy
against him, and against all Egypt:

    3 Speak, and say, Thus saith the
Lord God; Behold, I am against thee,
Pharaoh king of Egypt, the great
dragon that lieth in the midst of his
rivers, which hath said, My river is
mine own, and I have made it for
myself.

    10 Behold, therefore I am against
thee, and against thy rivers, and I
will make the land of Egypt utterly
waste and desolate, from the tower of
Syene even unto the border of
Ethiopia.

    11 No foot of man shall pass
through it, nor foot of beast shall
pass through it, neither shall it be
inhabited forty years.
Ezekiel 30:6,7,18

    6 Thus saith the Lord; They also
that uphold Egypt shall fall; and the
pride of her power shall come down:
from the tower of Syene shall they
fall in it by the sword, saith the
Lord God.

    7 And they shall be desolate in the
midst of the countries that are
desolate, and her cities shall be in
the midst of the cities that are
wasted.

    18 At Tehaphnehes also the day
shall be darkened, when I shall break
there the yokes of Egypt: and the
pomp of her strength shall cease in
her: as for her, a cloud shall cover
her, and her daughters shall go into
captivity.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 192:11-13,19


    (Human power a blind force)
    Erring power is a material belief, a blind miscalled force, the offspring of will and not of wisdom, of the mortal mind and not of the immortal.
    (The one real power)
    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.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 82:31


    (Impossible intercommunion)
    In a world of sin and sensuality hastening to a greater development of power, it is wise earnestly to consider whether it is the human mind or the divine Mind which is influencing one. What the prophets of Jehovah did, the worshippers of Baal failed to do; yet artifice and delusion claimed that they could equal the work of wisdom.

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 65:13-16


    (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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 225:8


    (Truth's ordeal)
    The powers of this world will fight, and will command their sentinels not to let truth pass the guard until it subscribes to their systems; but Science, heeding not the pointed bayonet, marches on. There is always some tumult, but there is a rallying to truth's standard.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 144:3-5


    (Impossible coalescence)
    If Mind is foremost and superior, let us rely upon Mind, which needs no cooperation from lower powers, even if these so-called powers are real.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 490:6(begin Christian)

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


    (Will-power an animal propensity) Christian Science reveals Truth and Love as the motive-powers of man. Will-blind, stubborn, and headlong - cooperates with appetite and passion. From this cooperation arises its evil. From this also comes its powerlessness, since all power belongs to God, good.


Section 2


Psalm 10:3

    3 For the wicked boasteth of his
heart's desire, and blesseth the
covetous, whom the Lord abhorreth.

***
Proverbs 25:14

    14 Whoso boasteth himself of a
false gift is like clouds and wind
without rain.

***
Genesis 49:27

    27 #Benjamin shall ravin as a wolf:
in the morning he shall devour the
prey, and at night he shall divide
the spoil.

***
Nahum 3:7,12,16-18

    7 And it shall come to pass, that
all they that look upon thee shall
flee from thee, and say, Nineveh is
laid waste: who will bemoan her?
whence shall I seek comforters for
thee?

    12 All thy strong holds shall be
like fig trees with the firstripe
figs: if they be shaken, they shall
even fall into the mouth of the
eater.

    16 Thou hast multiplied thy
merchants above the stars of heaven:
the cankerworm spoileth, and fleeth
away.

    17 Thy crowned are as the locusts,
and thy captains as the great
grasshoppers, which camp in the
hedges in the cold day, but when the
sun ariseth they flee away, and their
place is not known where they are.

    18 Thy shepherds slumber, O king of
Assyria: thy nobles shall dwell in
the dust: thy people is scattered
upon the mountains, and no man
gathereth them.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 285:11


    (The human counterfeit)
    The unreality of the claim that a mortal is the true image of God is illustrated by the opposite natures of Spirit and matter, Mind and body, for one is intelligence while the other is non-intelligence.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 451:2


    (False claims annihilated) Christian Scientists must live under the constant pressure of the apostolic command to come out from the material world and be separate. They must renounce aggression, oppression and the pride of power. Christianity, with the crown of Love upon her brow, must be their queen of life.

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 68:2-4


    (Basis of true religion)
    At present mortals progress slowly for fear of being thought ridiculous. They are slaves to fashion, pride, and sense.

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 64:8-10

    (Benevolence hindered)
    Pride, envy, or jealousy seems on most occasions to be the master of ceremonies, ruling out primitive Christianity.

582:4 Chapter 17: Glossary
(BENJAMIN - Jacob's son)

    BENJAMIN (Jacob's son). A physical belief as to life, substance, and mind; human knowledge, or so-called mortal mind, devoted to matter; pride; envy; fame; illusion; a false belief; error masquerading as the possessor of life, strength, animation, and power to act.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 445:19-24


    (Divine energy)
    Christian Science silences human will, quiets fear with Truth and Love, and illustrates the unlabored motion of the divine energy in healing the sick. Self-seeking, envy, passion, pride, hatred, and revenge are cast out by the divine Mind which heals disease.


Section 3


Psalm 96:7

    7 Give unto the Lord, O ye kindreds
of the people, give unto the Lord
glory and strength.
Psalm 97:7

    7 Confounded be all they that serve
graven images, that boast themselves
of idols: worship him, all ye gods.

***
Habakkuk 1:5-7,10,11

    5 #Behold ye among the heathen, and
regard, and wonder marvellously: for
I will work a work in your days,
which ye will not believe, though it
be told you.

    6 For, lo, I raise up the
Chaldeans, that bitter and hasty
nation, which shall march through the
breadth of the land, to possess the
dwellingplaces that are not theirs.

    7 They are terrible and dreadful:
their judgment and their dignity
shall proceed of themselves.

    10 And they shall scoff at the
kings, and the princes shall be a
scorn unto them: they shall deride
every strong hold; for they shall
heap dust, and take it.

    11 Then shall his mind change, and
he shall pass over, and offend,
imputing this his power unto his god.

***
Deuteronomy 8:19

    19 And it shall be, if thou do at
all forget the Lord thy God, and walk
after other gods, and serve them, and
worship them, I testify against you
this day that ye shall surely perish.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 186:32


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

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 388:7


    (Christian history)
    The Apostle John testified to the divine basis of Christian Science, when dire inflictions failed to destroy his body. Idolaters, believing in more than one mind, had "gods many," and thought that they could kill the body with matter, independently of mind.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 226:18-24


    (Cramping systems) Human codes, scholastic theology, material medicine and hygiene, fetter faith and spiritual understanding. Divine Science rends asunder these fetters, and man's birthright of sole allegiance to his Maker asserts itself.
    I saw before me the sick, wearing out years of servitude to an unreal master in the belief that the body governed them, rather than Mind.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 227:7

    (Higher law ends bondage)
    The law of the divine Mind must end human bondage, or mortals will continue unaware of man's inalienable rights and in subjection to hopeless slavery, because some public teachers permit an ignorance of divine power, - an ignorance that is the foundation of continued bondage and of human suffering.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 146:2


    (How healing was lost)
    The ancient Christians were healers. Why has this element of Christianity been lost? Because our systems of religion are governed more or less by our systems of medicine. The first idolatry was faith in matter. The schools have rendered faith in drugs the fashion, rather than faith in Deity. By trusting matter to destroy its own discord, health and harmony have been sacrificed. Such systems are barren of the vitality of spiritual power, by which material sense is made the servant of Science and religion becomes Christlike.


Section 4


Exodus 3:1-4

    1 Now Moses kept the flock of
Jethro his father in law, the priest
of Midian: and he led the flock to
the backside of the desert, and came
to the mountain of God, even to
Horeb.

    2 And the angel of the Lord
appeared unto him in a flame of fire
out of the midst of a bush: and he
looked, and, behold, the bush burned
with fire, and the bush was not
consumed.

    3 And Moses said, I will now turn
aside, and see this great sight, why
the bush is not burnt.

    4 And when the Lord saw that he
turned aside to see, God called unto
him out of the midst of the bush, and
said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here
am I.
Exodus 4:6,7

    6 #And the Lord said furthermore
unto him, Put now thine hand into thy
bosom. And he put his hand into his
bosom: and when he took it out,
behold, his hand was leprous as snow.


    7 And he said, Put thine hand into
thy bosom again. And he put his hand
into his bosom again; and plucked it
out of his bosom, and, behold, it was
turned again as his other flesh.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 321:6-2


    (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.
    (Leprosy healed)
    It was scientifically demonstrated that leprosy was a creation of mortal mind and not a condition of matter, when Moses first put his hand into his bosom and drew it forth white as snow with the dread disease, and presently restored his hand to its natural condition by the same simple process. God had lessened Moses' fear by this proof in divine Science, and the inward voice became to him the voice of God, which said: "It shall come to pass, if they will not believe thee, neither hearken to the voice of the first sign, that they will believe the voice of the latter sign." And so it was in the coming centuries, when the Science of being was demonstrated by Jesus, who showed his students the power of Mind by changing water into wine, and taught them how to handle serpents unharmed, to heal the sick and cast out evils in proof of the supremacy of Mind.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 138:11-13


    (Sublime summary)
    He showed that diseases were cast out neither by corporeality, by materia medica, nor by hygiene, but by the divine Spirit, casting out the errors of mortal mind.


Section 5


Jeremiah 1:6-8,16-19

    6 Then said I, Ah, Lord God!
behold, I cannot speak: for I am a
child.

    7 #But the Lord said unto me, Say
not, I am a child: for thou shalt go
to all that I shall send thee, and
whatsoever I command thee thou shalt
speak.

    8 Be not afraid of their faces: for
I am with thee to deliver thee, saith
the Lord.

    16 And I will utter my judgments
against them touching all their
wickedness, who have forsaken me, and
have burned incense unto other gods,
and worshipped the works of their own
hands.

    17 #Thou therefore gird up thy
loins, and arise, and speak unto them
all that I command thee: be not
dismayed at their faces, lest I
confound thee before them.

    18 For, behold, I have made thee
this day a defenced city, and an iron
pillar, and brasen walls against the
whole land, against the kings of
Judah, against the princes thereof,
against the priests thereof, and
against the people of the land.

    19 And they shall fight against
thee; but they shall not prevail
against thee; for I am with thee,
saith the Lord, to deliver thee.

***
Isaiah 1:13,16,17,27,28,31

    13 Bring no more vain oblations;
incense is an abomination unto me;
the new moons and sabbaths, the
calling of assemblies, I cannot away
with; it is iniquity, even the solemn
meeting.

    16 #Wash you, make you clean; put
away the evil of your doings from
before mine eyes; cease to do evil;

    17 Learn to do well; seek judgment,
relieve the oppressed, judge the
fatherless, plead for the widow.

    27 Zion shall be redeemed with
judgment, and her converts with
righteousness.

    28 #And the destruction of the
transgressors and of the sinners
shall be together, and they that
forsake the Lord shall be consumed.

    31 And the strong shall be as tow,
and the maker of it as a spark, and
they shall both burn together, and
none shall quench them.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 71:2


    (Real and unreal identity)
    Evil has no reality. It is neither person, place, nor thing, but is simply a belief, an illusion of material sense.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 461:26-27


    (Proof by induction) To prove scientifically the error or unreality of sin, you must first see the claim of sin, and then destroy it.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 527:19(begin Evil)


    (No temptation from God) Evil is unreal because it is a lie, - false in every statement.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 207:9


    (Subordination of evil)
    We must learn that evil is the awful deception and unreality of existence. Evil is not supreme; good is not helpless; nor are the so-called laws of matter primary, and the law of Spirit secondary. Without this lesson, we lose sight of the perfect Father, or the divine Principle of man.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 470:13(begin If)-18

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


    (The divine standard of perfection) If God, or good, is real, then evil, the unlikeness of God, is unreal. And evil can only seem to be real by giving reality to the unreal. The children of God have but one Mind. How can good lapse into evil, when God, the Mind of man, never sins?

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 205:15


    (Perceiving the divine image)
    Befogged in error (the error of believing that matter can be intelligent for good or evil), we can catch clear glimpses of God only as the mists disperse, or as they melt into such thinness that we perceive the divine image in some word or deed which indicates the true idea, - the supremacy and reality of good, the nothingness and unreality of evil.


Section 6


Matthew 4:1,8-11

    1 Then was Jesus led up of the
Spirit into the wilderness to be
tempted of the devil.

    8 Again, the devil taketh him up
into an exceeding high mountain, and
sheweth him all the kingdoms of the
world, and the glory of them;

    9 And saith unto him, All these
things will I give thee, if thou wilt
fall down and worship me.

    10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get
thee hence, Satan: for it is written,
Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God,
and him only shalt thou serve.

    11 Then the devil leaveth him, and,
behold, angels came and ministered
unto him.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 269:5


    (Confusion confounded)
    Jesus' demonstrations sift the chaff from the wheat, and unfold the unity and the reality of good, the unreality, the nothingness, of evil.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 312:1

    (Sense-dreams)
    How true it is that whatever is learned through material sense must be lost because such so-called knowledge is reversed by the spiritual facts of being in Science. That which material sense calls intangible, is found to be substance. What to material sense seems substance, becomes nothingness, as the sense-dream vanishes and reality appears.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 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.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 353:16-19


    (Superstition obsolete)
    All the real is eternal. Perfection underlies reality. Without perfection, nothing is wholly real. All things will continue to disappear, until perfection appears and reality is reached.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 131:3


    (All evil unnatural)
    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.

Subheadings in this lesson

14 1 - Human power a blind force
14 1 - The one real power
14 1 - Impossible intercommunion
14 1 - Powerless promises
14 1 - Truth's ordeal
14 1 - Impossible coalescence
14 1 - Will-power an animal propensity
14 2 - The human counterfeit
14 2 - False claims annihilated
14 2 - Basis of true religion
14 2 - Benevolence hindered
14 2 - Divine energy
14 3 - Ignorant idolatry
14 3 - Christian history
14 3 - Cramping systems
14 3 - Higher law ends bondage
14 3 - How healing was lost
14 4 - Fear of the serpent overcome
14 4 - Leprosy healed
14 4 - Sublime summary
14 5 - Real and unreal identity
14 5 - Proof by induction
14 5 - No temptation from God
14 5 - Subordination of evil
14 5 - The divine standard of perfection
14 5 - Perceiving the divine image
14 6 - Confusion confounded
14 6 - Sense-dreams
14 6 - Divine synonyms
14 6 - Superstition obsolete
14 6 - All evil unnatural


April 2,1905

Subject: 15

ARE SIN, DISEASE, AND DEATH REAL?

o2oo



-- Golden Text --

Isaiah 35:4

    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.


Responsive Reading


Luke 5:12-25

    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.

    15 But so much the more went there
a fame abroad of him: and great
multitudes came together to hear, and
to be healed by him of their
infirmities.

    16 #And he withdrew himself into
the wilderness, and prayed.

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

    18 #And, behold, men brought in a
bed a man which was taken with a
palsy: and they sought means to bring
him in, and to lay him before him.

    19 And when they could not find by
what way they might bring him in
because of the multitude, they went
upon the housetop, and let him down
through the tiling with his couch
into the midst before Jesus.

    20 And when he saw their faith, he
said unto him, Man, thy sins are
forgiven thee.

    21 And the scribes and the
Pharisees began to reason, saying,
Who is this which speaketh
blasphemies? Who can forgive sins,
but God alone?

    22 But when Jesus perceived their
thoughts, he answering said unto
them, What reason ye in your hearts?

    23 Whether is easier, to say, Thy
sins be forgiven thee; or to say,
Rise up and walk?

    24 But that ye may know that the
Son of man hath power upon earth to
forgive sins, (he said unto the sick
of the palsy,) I say unto thee,
Arise, and take up thy couch, and go
into thine house.

    25 And immediately he rose up
before them, and took up that whereon
he lay, and departed to his own
house, glorifying God.


Section 1


Genesis 1:1,31

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

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

***
Jeremiah 23:23,24

    23 Am I a God at hand, saith the
Lord, and not a God afar off?

    24 Can any hide himself in secret
places that I shall not see him?
saith the Lord. Do not I fill heaven
and earth? saith the Lord.

***
Psalm 104:1,2,24

    1 Bless the Lord, O my soul. O
Lord my God, thou art very great;
thou art clothed with honour and
majesty.

    2 Who coverest thyself with light
as with a garment: who stretchest out
the heavens like a curtain:

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 339:7-10

  (- MORTAL MIND - Sickness)


    (-31- Evil not produced by God)
    XXXI. Since God is All, there is no room for His unlikeness. God, Spirit, alone created all, and called it good. Therefore evil, being contrary to good, is unreal, and cannot be the product of God.

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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 286:31-4


    (Spiritual thoughts)
    Sin, sickness, and death are comprised in human material belief, and belong not to the divine Mind. They are without a real origin or existence. They have neither Principle nor permanence, but belong, with all that is material and temporal, to the nothingness of error, which simulates the creations of Truth.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 511:13


    (Darkness scattered)
    In the eternal Mind, no night is there.


Section 2


Psalm 37:1,10,20,35,36

    1 Fret not thyself because of
evildoers, neither be thou envious
against the workers of iniquity.

    10 For yet a little while, and the
wicked shall not be; yea, thou shalt
diligently consider his place, and it
shall not be.

    20 But the wicked shall perish, and
the enemies of the Lord shall be as
the fat of lambs: they shall consume;
into smoke shall they consume away.

    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.

***
Proverbs 12:7,19

    7 The wicked are overthrown, and
are not: but the house of the
righteous shall stand.

    19 The lip of truth shall be
established for ever: but a lying
tongue is but for a moment.

***
Romans 7:10-12

    10 And the commandment, which was
ordained to life, I found to be unto
death.

    11 For sin, taking occasion by the
commandment, deceived me, and by it
slew me.

    12 Wherefore the law is holy, and
the commandment holy, and just, and
good.
Romans 8:2

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

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 354:26


    (Scientific consistency)
    Sin should become unreal to every one. It is in itself inconsistent, a divided kingdom. Its supposed realism has no divine authority, and I rejoice in the apprehension of this grand verity.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 178:22


    (Animal magnetism destroyed)
    In proportion to our understanding of Christian Science, we are freed from the belief of heredity, of mind in matter or animal magnetism; and we disarm sin of its imaginary power in proportion to our spiritual understanding of the status of immortal being.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 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.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 571:22-31(to .)


    (Pure religion enthroned)
    Through trope and metaphor, the Revelator, immortal scribe of Spirit and of a true idealism, furnishes the mirror in which mortals may see their own image. In significant figures he depicts the thoughts which he beholds in mortal mind. Thus he rebukes the conceit of sin, and foreshadows its doom. With his spiritual strength, he has opened wide the gates of glory, and illumined the night of paganism with the sublime grandeur of divine Science, outshining sin, sorcery, lust, and hypocrisy.


Section 3


Exodus 23:25

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

***
Luke 4:14,38-40

    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.

    38 #And he arose out of the
synagogue, and entered into Simon's
house. And Simon's wife's mother was
taken with a great fever; and they
besought him for her.

    39 And he stood over her, and
rebuked the fever; and it left her:
and immediately she arose and
ministered unto them.

    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.
Luke 5:12,13

    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.

***
Matthew 6:22

    22 The light of the body is the
eye: if therefore thine eye be
single, thy whole body shall be full
of light.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 381:2


    (Ignorance of our rights) Ignorant of our God-given rights, we submit to unjust decrees, and the bias of education enforces this slavery. Be no more willing to suffer the illusion that you are sick or that some disease is developing in the system, than you are to yield to a sinful temptation on the ground that sin has its necessities.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 390:20

    (Unnecessary prostration)
    Suffer no claim of sin or of sickness to grow upon the thought. Dismiss it with an abiding conviction that it is illegitimate, because you know that God is no more the author of sickness than He is of sin. You have no law of His to support the necessity either of sin or sickness, but you have divine authority for denying that necessity and healing the sick.

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

    (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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 393:29

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


Section 4


Luke 7:11-15

    11 #And it came to pass the day
after, that he went into a city
called Nain; and many of his
disciples went with him, and much
people.

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


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

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

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

***
John 8:28,51,52,54,55

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

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

    52 Then said the Jews unto him, Now
we know that thou hast a devil.
Abraham is dead, and the prophets;
and thou sayest, If a man keep my
saying, he shall never taste of
death.

    54 Jesus answered, If I honour
myself, my honour is nothing: it is
my Father that honoureth me; of whom
ye say, that he is your God:

    55 Yet ye have not known him; but I
know him: and if I should say, I know
him not, I shall be a liar like unto
you: but I know him, and keep his
saying.
John 5:24-26

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

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

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

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 469:5

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


    (Eternity of Life)
    Death and finiteness are unknown to Life. If Life ever had a beginning, it would also have an ending.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 426:23


    (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. 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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 39:10


    (A belief suicidal)
    The educated belief that Soul is in the body causes mortals to regard death as a friend, as a stepping-stone out of mortality into immortality and bliss. The Bible calls death an enemy, and Jesus overcame death and the grave instead of yielding to them. He was "the way." To him, therefore, death was not the threshold over which he must pass into living glory.

584:15 Chapter 17: Glossary
(DEATH)

    Any material evidence of death is false, for it contradicts the spiritual facts of being.


Section 5


Amos 5:4,14,15

    4 #For thus saith the Lord unto the
house of Israel, Seek ye me, and ye
shall live:

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

    15 Hate the evil, and love the
good, and establish judgment in the
gate: it may be that the Lord God of
hosts will be gracious unto the
remnant of Joseph.

***
Revelation 20:1-3,6,14

    1 And I saw an angel come down
from heaven, having the key of the
bottomless pit and a great chain in
his hand.

    2 And he laid hold on the dragon,
that old serpent, which is the Devil,
and Satan, and bound him a thousand
years,

    3 And cast him into the bottomless
pit, and shut him up, and set a seal
upon him, that he should deceive the
nations no more, till the thousand
years should be fulfilled: and after
that he must be loosed a little
season.

    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.

    14 And death and hell were cast
into the lake of fire. This is the
second death.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 481:7-15,19

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


    (The fruit forbidden)
    Material sense never helps mortals to understand Spirit, God. Through spiritual sense only, man comprehends and loves Deity. The various contradictions of the Science of Mind by the material senses do not change the unseen Truth, which remains forever intact. The forbidden fruit of knowledge, against which wisdom warns man, is the testimony of error, declaring existence to be at the mercy of death, and good and evil to be capable of commingling.
    Human hypotheses first assume the reality of sickness, sin, and death, and then assume the necessity of these evils because of their admitted actuality. These human verdicts are the procurers of all discord.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 480:29-2

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

    (Vapor and nothingness)
    If sin, sickness, and death were understood as nothingness, they would disappear. As vapor melts before the sun, so evil would vanish before the reality of good. One must hide the other. How important, then, to choose good as the reality!

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 96:21,31


    (Arena of contest)
    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)
    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.

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.


Section 6


John 14:1,19

    1 Let not your heart be troubled:
ye believe in God, believe also in
me.

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

***
Romans 8:35,37-39

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

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

    38 For I am persuaded, that neither
death, nor life, nor angels, nor
principalities, nor powers, nor
things present, nor things to come,

    39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any
other creature, shall be able to
separate us from the love of God,
which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

***
I Corinthians 15:20,54

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

    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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 476:17

(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)
    Mortality is finally swallowed up in immortality. Sin, sickness, and death must disappear to give place to the facts which belong to immortal man.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 339:1,20

  (- MORTAL MIND - Sin)


    (-30- Divine pardon)
    XXX. The destruction of sin is the divine method of pardon. Divine Life destroys death, Truth destroys error, and Love destroys hate. Being destroyed, sin needs no other form of forgiveness. Does not God's pardon, destroying any one sin, prophesy and involve the final destruction of all sin?
    (-32- Basis of health and immortality)
    XXXII. As the mythology of pagan Rome has yielded to a more spiritual idea of Deity, so will our material theories yield to spiritual ideas, until the finite gives place to the infinite, sickness to health, sin to holiness, and God's kingdom comes "in earth, as it is in heaven." The basis of all health, sinlessness, and immortality is the great fact that God is the only Mind; and this Mind must be not merely believed, but it must be understood. To get rid of sin through Science, is to divest sin of any supposed mind or reality, and never to admit that sin can have intelligence or power, pain or pleasure. You conquer error by denying its verity. Our various theories will never lose their imaginary power for good or evil, until we lose our faith in them and make life its own proof of harmony and God.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 502:14


    (Deflection of being)
    Even thus the crude forms of human thought take on higher symbols and significations, when scientifically Christian views of the universe appear, illuminating time with the glory of eternity.



Subheadings in this lesson

15 1 - -31- Evil not produced by God
15 1 - No baneful creation
15 1 - Spiritual thoughts
15 1 - Darkness scattered
15 2 - Scientific consistency
15 2 - Animal magnetism destroyed
15 2 - Sickness will abate
15 2 - Pure religion enthroned
15 3 - Ignorance of our rights
15 3 - Unnecessary prostration
15 3 - Contradict error
15 3 - No real disease
15 4 - Eternity of Life
15 4 - Christian standard
15 4 - A belief suicidal
15 5 - The fruit forbidden
15 5 - Vapor and nothingness
15 5 - Arena of contest
15 5 - Millennial glory
15 5 - Key to the kingdom
15 6 - Mortals are not immortals
15 6 - -30- Divine pardon
15 6 - -32- Basis of health and immortality
15 6 - Deflection of being


April 9,1905

Subject: 16

DOCTRINE OF ATONEMENT.

2ooo



-- Golden Text --

Romans 12:5

    5 So we, being many, are one body
in Christ, and every one members one
of another.


Responsive Reading


Deuteronomy 26:1,3,10-13,15-19

    1 And it shall be, when thou art
come in unto the land which the Lord
thy God giveth thee for an
inheritance, and possessest it, and
dwellest therein;

    3 And thou shalt go unto the priest
that shall be in those days, and say
unto him, I profess this day unto the
Lord thy God, that I am come unto the
country which the Lord sware unto our
fathers for to give us.

    10 And now, behold, I have brought
the firstfruits of the land, which
thou, O Lord, hast given me. And thou
shalt set it before the Lord thy God,
and worship before the Lord thy God:

    11 And thou shalt rejoice in every
good thing which the Lord thy God hath
given unto thee, and unto thine
house, thou, and the Levite, and the
stranger that is among you.

    12 #When thou hast made an end of
tithing all the tithes of thine
increase the third year, which is the
year of tithing, and hast given it
unto the Levite, the stranger, the
fatherless, and the widow, that they
may eat within thy gates, and be
filled;

    13 Then thou shalt say before the
Lord thy God, I have brought away the
hallowed things out of mine house,
and also have given them unto the
Levite, and unto the stranger, to the
fatherless, and to the widow,
according to all thy commandments
which thou hast commanded me: I have
not transgressed thy commandments,
neither have I forgotten them:

    15 Look down from thy holy
habitation, from heaven, and bless
thy people Israel, and the land which
thou hast given us, as thou swarest
unto our fathers, a land that floweth
with milk and honey.

    16 #This day the Lord thy God hath
commanded thee to do these statutes
and judgments: thou shalt therefore
keep and do them with all thine
heart, and with all thy soul.

    17 Thou hast avouched the Lord this
day to be thy God, and to walk in his
ways, and to keep his statutes, and
his commandments, and his judgments,
and to hearken unto his voice:

    18 And the Lord hath avouched thee
this day to be his peculiar people, as
he hath promised thee, and that thou
shouldest keep all his commandments;

    19 And to make thee high above all
nations which he hath made, in praise,
and in name, and in honour; and that
thou mayest be an holy people unto
the Lord thy God, as he hath spoken.


Section 1


I John 3:2

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

***
John 17:1,6,9,16,20-23

    1 These words spake Jesus, and
lifted up his eyes to heaven, and
said, Father, the hour is come;
glorify thy Son, that thy Son also
may glorify thee:

    6 I have manifested thy name unto
the men which thou gavest me out of
the world: thine they were, and thou
gavest them me; and they have kept
thy word.

    9 I pray for them: I pray not for
the world, but for them which thou
hast given me; for they are thine.

    16 They are not of the world, even
as I am not of the world.

    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:

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

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 200:16


    (A mortal not man)
    The great truth in the Science of being, that the real man was, is, and ever shall be perfect, is incontrovertible; for if man is the image, reflection, of God, he is neither inverted nor subverted, but upright and Godlike.

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


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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 502:22-27


    (Ideas and identities)
    Genesis i. 1. In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.



    The infinite has no beginning. This word beginning is employed to signify the only, - that is, the eternal verity and unity of God and man, including the universe.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 306:13


    (Divinity not childless)
    If Life or Soul and its representative, man, unite for a period and then are separated as by a law of divorce to be brought together again at some uncertain future time and in a manner unknown, - and this is the general religious opinion of mankind, - we are left without a rational proof of immortality. But man cannot be separated for an instant from God, if man reflects God. Thus Science proves man's existence to be intact.

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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 492:3

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


    (Spiritual existence the one fact) For right reasoning there should be but one fact before the thought, namely, spiritual existence. In reality there is no other existence, since Life cannot be united to its unlikeness, mortality.


Section 2


Job 7:1,9,17,21

    1 IS there not an appointed time
to man upon earth? are not his days
also like the days of an hireling?

    9 As the cloud is consumed and
vanisheth away: so he that goeth down
to the grave shall come up no more.

    17 What is man, that thou shouldest
magnify him? and that thou shouldest
set thine heart upon him?

    21 And why dost thou not pardon my
transgression, and take away mine
iniquity? for now shall I sleep in
the dust; and thou shalt seek me in
the morning, but I shall not be.

***
Ecclesiastes 3:18-20

    18 I said in mine heart concerning
the estate of the sons of men, that
God might manifest them, and that
they might see that they themselves
are beasts.

    19 For that which befalleth the
sons of men befalleth beasts; even
one thing befalleth them: as the one
dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they
have all one breath; so that a man
hath no preeminence above a beast:
for all is vanity.

    20 All go unto one place; all are
of the dust, and all turn to dust
again.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 544:28-31


    (Material personality)
    Material, erroneous belief reverses understanding and truth. It declares mind to be in and of matter, so-called mortal life to be Life, infinity to enter man's nostrils so that matter becomes spiritual.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 292:16-23


    (Primitive error)
    The so-called senses of mortals are material. Hence the so-called life of mortals is dependent on matter.
    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.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 148:7-15


    (The man of anatomy and of theology)
    Neither anatomy nor theology has ever described man as created by Spirit, - as God's man. The former explains the men of men, or the "children of men," as created corporeally instead of spiritually and as emerging from the lowest, instead of from the highest, conception of being. Both anatomy and theology define man as both physical and mental, and place mind at the mercy of matter for every function, formation, and manifestation.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 481:12-19

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


    (The fruit forbidden)
    The forbidden fruit of knowledge, against which wisdom warns man, is the testimony of error, declaring existence to be at the mercy of death, and good and evil to be capable of commingling. This is the significance of the Scripture concerning this "tree of the knowledge of good and evil," - this growth of material belief, of which it is said: "In the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die."

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 523:11


    (Mist, or false claim) In error everything comes from beneath, not from above. All is material myth, instead of the reflection of Spirit.


Section 3


Matthew 4:1,3,4,8-10

    1 Then was Jesus led up of the
Spirit into the wilderness to be
tempted of the devil.

    3 And when the tempter came to him,
he said, If thou be the Son of God,
command that these stones be made
bread.

    4 But he answered and said, It is
written, Man shall not live by bread
alone, but by every word that
proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

    8 Again, the devil taketh him up
into an exceeding high mountain, and
sheweth him all the kingdoms of the
world, and the glory of them;

    9 And saith unto him, All these
things will I give thee, if thou wilt
fall down and worship me.

    10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get
thee hence, Satan: for it is written,
Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God,
and him only shalt thou serve.

***
John 16:26,27,32,33

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

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

    32 Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is
now come, that ye shall be scattered,
every man to his own, and shall leave
me alone: and yet I am not alone,
because the Father is with me.

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

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 30:19-21


    (Rebukes helpful)
    As the individual ideal of Truth, Christ Jesus came to rebuke rabbinical error and all sin, sickness, and death, - to point out the way of Truth and Life.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 39:4-7

    (Mockery of truth)
    He won eternal honors. He overcame the world, the flesh, and all error, thus proving their nothingness. He wrought a full salvation from sin, sickness, and death.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 482:19-23

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


    (Sonship of Jesus)
    Jesus was the highest human concept of the perfect man. He was inseparable from Christ, the Messiah, - the divine idea of God outside the flesh. This enabled Jesus to demonstrate his control over matter.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 33:18-22


    (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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 42:21-25

    (Death outdone)
    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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 51:6-15

    (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.


Section 4


John 14:8-11

    8 Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew
us the Father, and it sufficeth us.

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

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

    11 Believe me that I am in the
Father, and the Father in me: or else
believe me for the very works' sake.
John 10:30,37,38

    30 I and my Father are one.

    37 If I do not the works of my
Father, believe me not.

    38 But if I do, though ye believe
not me, believe the works: that ye
may know, and believe, that the
Father is in me, and I in him.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 18:1-9


    (Divine oneness)
    Atonement is the exemplification of man's unity with God, whereby man reflects divine Truth, Life, and Love. Jesus of Nazareth taught and demonstrated man's oneness with the Father, and for this we owe him endless homage. His mission was both individual and collective. He did life's work aright not only in justice to himself, but in mercy to mortals, - to show them how to do theirs, but not to do it for them nor to relieve them of a single responsibility.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 53:25-7

    (Bearing our sins)
    Jesus bore our sins in his body. He knew the mortal errors which constitute the material body, and could destroy those errors; but at the time when Jesus felt our infirmities, he had not conquered all the beliefs of the flesh or his sense of material life, nor had he risen to his final demonstration of spiritual power.
    Had he shared the sinful beliefs of others, he would have been less sensitive to those beliefs. Through the magnitude of his human life, he demonstrated the divine Life. Out of the amplitude of his pure affection, he defined Love. With the affluence of Truth, he vanquished error. The world acknowledged not his righteousness, seeing it not; but earth received the harmony his glorified example introduced.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 26:10-12,28-32

    (Christ's demonstration)
    The Christ was the Spirit which Jesus implied in his own statements: "I am the way, the truth, and the life;" I and my Father are one."
    (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.


Section 5


II Corinthians 5:18,19

    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.

***
Hebrews 10:19,20,22

    19 Having therefore, brethren,
boldness to enter into the holiest by
the blood of Jesus,

    20 By a new and living way, which
he hath consecrated for us, through
the veil, that is to say, his flesh;

    22 Let us draw near with a true
heart in full assurance of faith,
having our hearts sprinkled from an
evil conscience, and our bodies
washed with pure water.

***
Romans 5:10,11

    10 For if, when we were enemies, we
were reconciled to God by the death
of his Son, much more, being
reconciled, we shall be saved by his
life.

    11 And not only so, but we also joy
in God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
by whom we have now received the
atonement.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 19:6


    (Human reconciliation)
    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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 315:29-3


    (Jesus as mediator)
    Wearing in part a human form (that is, as it seemed to mortal view), being conceived by a human mother, Jesus was the mediator between Spirit and the flesh, between Truth and error. Explaining and demonstrating the way of divine Science, he became the way of salvation to all who accepted his word. From him mortals may learn how to escape from evil.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 316:17

    (Spiritual government)
    The Christ-idea, or the Christ-man, rose higher to human view because of the crucifixion, and thus proved that Truth was the master of death. Christ presents the indestructible man, whom Spirit creates, constitutes, and governs. Christ illustrates that blending with God, his divine Principle, which gives man dominion over all the earth.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 292:27-31

    (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.

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


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


Section 6


Ephesians 4:1,4-7

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

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

    5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism,


    6 One God and Father of all, who is
above all, and through all, and in
you all.

    7 But unto every one of us is given
grace according to the measure of the
gift of Christ.

***
Colossians 2:8-11

    8 Beware lest any man spoil you
through philosophy and vain deceit,
after the tradition of men, after the
rudiments of the world, and not after
Christ.

    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:

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

***
Ephesians 5:1,2

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

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

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 266:24-25


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

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 265:5-15

    (Godward gravitation)
    Mortals must gravitate Godward, their affections and aims grow spiritual, - they must near the broader interpretations of being, and gain some proper sense of the infinite, - in order that sin and mortality may be put off.
    This scientific sense of being, forsaking matter for Spirit, by no means suggests man's absorption into Deity and the loss of his identity, but confers upon man enlarged individuality, a wider sphere of thought and action, a more expansive love, a higher and more permanent peace.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 259:6

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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 252:8


    (Eternal man recognized)
    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.

Subheadings in this lesson

16 1 - A mortal not man
16 1 - The infinitude of God
16 1 - Ideas and identities
16 1 - Divinity not childless
16 1 - Indestructible relationship
16 1 - Spiritual existence the one fact
16 2 - Material personality
16 2 - Primitive error
16 2 - The man of anatomy and of theology
16 2 - The fruit forbidden
16 2 - Mist, or false claim
16 3 - Rebukes helpful
16 3 - Mockery of truth
16 3 - Sonship of Jesus
16 3 - The holy struggle
16 3 - Death outdone
16 3 - Life-power indestructible
16 4 - Divine oneness
16 4 - Bearing our sins
16 4 - Christ's demonstration
16 4 - Proof in practice
16 5 - Human reconciliation
16 5 - Jesus as mediator
16 5 - Spiritual government
16 5 - Immortal man
16 5 - The stone rolled away
16 6 - Beatific presence
16 6 - Godward gravitation
16 6 - God's man discerned
16 6 - Eternal man recognized


April 16,1905

Subject: 17

PROBATION AFTER DEATH.

ooo3



-- Golden Text --

Romans 10:9

    9 That if thou shalt confess with
thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt
believe in thine heart that God hath
raised him from the dead, thou shalt
be saved.


Responsive Reading


Matthew 13:24-30,47-52

    24 #Another parable put he forth
unto them, saying, The kingdom of
heaven is likened unto a man which
sowed good seed in his field:

    25 But while men slept, his enemy
came and sowed tares among the wheat,
and went his way.

    26 But when the blade was sprung
up, and brought forth fruit, then
appeared the tares also.

    27 So the servants of the
householder came and said unto him,
Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in
thy field? from whence then hath it
tares?

    28 He said unto them, An enemy hath
done this. The servants said unto
him, Wilt thou then that we go and
gather them up?

    29 But he said, Nay; lest while ye
gather up the tares, ye root up also
the wheat with them.

    30 Let both grow together until the
harvest: and in the time of harvest I
will say to the reapers, Gather ye
together first the tares, and bind
them in bundles to burn them: but
gather the wheat into my barn.

    47 #Again, the kingdom of heaven is
like unto a net, that was cast into
the sea, and gathered of every kind:

    48 Which, when it was full, they
drew to shore, and sat down, and
gathered the good into vessels, but
cast the bad away.

    49 So shall it be at the end of the
world: the angels shall come forth,
and sever the wicked from among the
just,

    50 And shall cast them into the
furnace of fire: there shall be
wailing and gnashing of teeth.

    51 Jesus saith unto them, Have ye
understood all these things? They say
unto him, Yea, Lord.

    52 Then said he unto them,
Therefore every scribe which is
instructed unto the kingdom of heaven
is like unto a man that is an
householder, which bringeth forth out
of his treasure things new and old.


Section 1


Matthew 13:36,37

    36 Then Jesus sent the multitude
away, and went into the house: and
his disciples came unto him, saying,
Declare unto us the parable of the
tares of the field.

    37 He answered and said unto them,
He that soweth the good seed is the
Son of man;

***
John 3:6-8

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

    7 Marvel not that I said unto thee,
Ye must be born again.

    8 The wind bloweth where it
listeth, and thou hearest the sound
thereof, but canst not tell whence it
cometh, and whither it goeth: so is
every one that is born of the Spirit.

***
Romans 8:16,17

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

    17 And if children, then heirs;
heirs of God, and joint-heirs with
Christ; if so be that we suffer with
him, that we may be also glorified
together.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 487:3-6

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


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

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 426:29-7


    (Christian standard)
    Man is immortal, and the body cannot die, because matter has no life to surrender. The human concepts named matter, death, disease, sickness, and sin are all that can be destroyed.
    (Life not contingent on matter)
    If it is true that man lives, this fact can never change in Science to the opposite belief that man dies. Life is the law of Soul, even the law of the spirit of Truth, and Soul is never without its representative. Man's individual being can no more die nor disappear in unconsciousness than can Soul, for both are immortal.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 535:1


    (Bruising sin's head)
    The seed of Truth and the seed of error, of belief and of understanding, - yea, the seed of Spirit and the seed of matter, - are the wheat and tares which time will separate, the one to be burned, the other to be garnered into heavenly places.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 266:26


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


Section 2


Matthew 13:38,39(to ;)

    38 The field is the world; the good
seed are the children of the kingdom;
but the tares are the children of the
wicked one;

    39 The enemy that sowed them is the
devil;

***
John 8:34,37,44

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


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

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

***
Isaiah 1:4,9,27

    4 Ah sinful nation, a people laden
with iniquity, a seed of evildoers,
children that are corrupters: they
have forsaken the Lord, they have
provoked the Holy One of Israel unto
anger, they are gone away backward.

    9 Except the Lord of hosts had left
unto us a very small remnant, we
should have been as Sodom, and we
should have been like unto Gomorrah.

    27 Zion shall be redeemed with
judgment, and her converts with
righteousness.

595:5 Chapter 17: Glossary
(TARES)

    TARES. Mortality; error; sin; sickness; disease; death.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 475:31-4

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


    (Man unfallen)
    A mortal sinner is not God's man. Mortals are the counterfeits of immortals. They are the children of the wicked one, or the one evil, which declares that man begins in dust or as a material embryo.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 427:7-16


    (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.
    (Mortality vanquished)
    Death is but another phase of the dream that existence can be material. Nothing can interfere with the harmony of being nor end the existence of man in Science.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 289:14,25


    (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.
    (Spiritual offspring)
    The spiritual fact and the material belief of things are contradictions; but the spiritual is true, and therefore the material must be untrue. Life is not in matter. Therefore it cannot be said to pass out of matter. Matter and death are mortal illusions. Spirit and all things spiritual are the real and eternal.


Section 3


Matthew 13:39(after ;),40

***
he harvest is the end of the world;
and the reapers are the angels.
40 As therefore the tares are
gathered and burned in the fire; so
shall it be in the end of this world.

***
Galatians 4:8,9
8 Howbeit then, when ye knew not
God, ye did service unto them which
by nature are no gods.
9 But now, after that ye have known
God, or rather are known of God, how
turn ye again to the weak and
beggarly elements, whereunto ye
desire again to be in bondage?

***
John 4:35,36
35 Say not ye, There are yet four
months, and then cometh harvest?
behold, I say unto you, Lift up your
eyes, and look on the fields; for
they are white already to harvest.
36 And he that reapeth receiveth
wages, and gathereth fruit unto life
eternal: that both he that soweth and
he that reapeth may rejoice together.

***
Revelation 14:15,16
15 And another angel came out of
the temple, crying with a loud voice
to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust
in thy sickle, and reap: for the time
is come for thee to reap; for the
harvest of the earth is ripe.
16 And he that sat on the cloud
thrust in his sickle on the earth;
and the earth was reaped.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 300:13


    (The tares and wheat)
    The temporal and unreal never touch the eternal and real. The mutable and imperfect never touch the immutable and perfect. The inharmonious and self-destructive never touch the harmonious and self-existent. These opposite qualities are the tares and wheat, which never really mingle, though (to mortal sight) they grow side by side until the harvest; then, Science separates the wheat from the tares, through the realization of God as ever present and of man as reflecting the divine likeness.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 207:16,23


    (Evident impossibilities)
    The Science of being repudiates self-evident impossibilities, such as the amalgamation of Truth and error in cause or effect. Science separates the tares and wheat in time of harvest.
    (One primal cause)
    Sin, sickness, disease, and death belong not to the Science of being. They are the errors, which presuppose the absence of Truth, Life, or Love.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 427:17


    (Mortality vanquished)
    If man is never to overcome death, why do the Scriptures say, "The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death"? The tenor of the Word shows that we shall obtain the victory over death in proportion as we overcome sin. The great difficulty lies in ignorance of what God is. God, Life, Truth, and Love make man undying. Immortal Mind, governing all, must be acknowledged as supreme in the physical realm, so-called, as well as in the spiritual.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 348:26


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


Section 4


Matthew 13:41,42

    41 The Son of man shall send forth
his angels, and they shall gather out
of his kingdom all things that
offend, and them which do iniquity;

    42 And shall cast them into a
furnace of fire: there shall be
wailing and gnashing of teeth.

***
Exodus 20:22

    22 #And the Lord said unto Moses,
Thus thou shalt say unto the children
of Israel, Ye have seen that I have
talked with you from heaven.
Exodus 23:20-22

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

    21 Beware of him, and obey his
voice, provoke him not; for he will
not pardon your transgressions: for
my name is in him.

    22 But if thou shalt indeed obey
his voice, and do all that I speak;
then I will be an enemy unto thine
enemies, and an adversary unto thine
adversaries.

***
Psalm 91:10,11

    10 There shall no evil befall thee,
neither shall any plague come nigh
thy dwelling.

    11 For he shall give his angels
charge over thee, to keep thee in all
thy ways.

581:4 Chapter 17: Glossary
(ANGELS)

    ANGELS. God's thoughts passing to man; spiritual intuitions, pure and perfect; the inspiration of goodness, purity, and immortality, counteracting all evil, sensuality, and mortality.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 298:25-30


    (Thought-angels)
    Angels are not etherealized human beings, evolving animal qualities in their wings; but they are celestial visitants, flying on spiritual, not material, pinions. Angels are pure thoughts from God, winged with Truth and Love, no matter what their individualism may be.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 299:11

    (Our angelic messengers)
    Angels are God's representatives. These upward-soaring beings never lead towards self, sin, or materiality, but guide to the divine Principle of all good, whither every real individuality, image, or likeness of God, gathers. By giving earnest heed to these spiritual guides they tarry with us, and we entertain "angels unawares."

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 407:24


    (Immortal memory)
    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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 248:29-4


    (Perfect models)
    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.
    Let us accept Science, relinquish all theories based on sense-testimony, give up imperfect models and illusive ideals; and so let us have one God, one Mind, and that one perfect, producing His own models of excellence.


Section 5


Isaiah 48:10

    10 Behold, I have refined thee, but
not with silver; I have chosen thee
in the furnace of affliction.

***
Psalm 12:6,7

    6 The words of the Lord are pure
words: as silver tried in a furnace
of earth, purified seven times.

    7 Thou shalt keep them, O Lord,
thou shalt preserve them from this
generation for ever.

***
Matthew 3:1,2,11,12

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

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

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

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 296:6


    (Scientific purgation)
    Either here or hereafter, suffering or Science must destroy all illusions regarding life and mind, and regenerate material sense and self. The old man with his deeds must be put off. Nothing sensual or sinful is immortal. The death of a false material sense and of sin, not the death of organic matter, is what reveals man and Life, harmonious, real, and eternal.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 537:14-15


    (Justice and recompense)
    Error excludes itself from harmony. Sin is its own punishment.

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 66:31-1


    (The gold and dross)
    The furnace separates the gold from the dross that the precious metal may be graven with the image of God.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 405:17,29


    (Mental conspirators)
    "Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap." The good man finally can overcome his fear of sin. This is sin's necessity, - to destroy itself. Immortal man demonstrates the government of God, good, in which is no power to sin.
    (Cumulative repentance)
    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.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 77:6


    (Second death)
    Error brings its own self-destruction both here and hereafter, for mortal mind creates its own physical conditions. Death will occur on the next plane of existence as on this, until the spiritual understanding of Life is reached. Then, and not until then, will it be demonstrated that "the second death hath no power."


Section 6


Matthew 13:43

    43 Then shall the righteous shine
forth as the sun in the kingdom of
their Father. Who hath ears to hear,
let him hear.

***
Daniel 12:3

    3 And they that be wise shall shine
as the brightness of the firmament;
and they that turn many to
righteousness as the stars for ever
and ever.

***
II Corinthians 4:1,3,4,6

    1 Therefore seeing we have this
ministry, as we have received mercy,
we faint not;

    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.


    6 For God, who commanded the light
to shine out of darkness, hath shined
in our hearts, to give the light of
the knowledge of the glory of God in
the face of Jesus Christ.

***
I Corinthians 15:51,52,55-57

    51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We
shall not all sleep, but we shall all
be changed,

    52 In a moment, in the twinkling of
an eye, at the last trump: for the
trumpet shall sound, and the dead
shall be raised incorruptible, and we
shall be changed.

    55 O death, where is thy sting? O
grave, where is thy victory?

    56 The sting of death is sin; and
the strength of sin is the law.

    57 But thanks be to God, which
giveth us the victory through our
Lord Jesus Christ.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 291:5-13,23-25(to .)


    (Sin is punished)
    We know that all will be changed "in the twinkling of an eye," when the last trump shall sound; but this last call of wisdom cannot come till mortals have already yielded to each lesser call in the growth of Christian character. Mortals need not fancy that belief in the experience of death will awaken them to glorified being.
    (Salvation and probation)
    Universal salvation rests on progression and probation, and is unattainable without them.
    As death findeth mortal man, so shall he be after death, until probation and growth shall effect the needed change.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 34:29-32


    (The last breakfast)
    What a contrast between our Lord's last supper and his last spiritual breakfast with his disciples in the bright morning hours at the joyful meeting on the shore of the Galilean Sea!

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 35:10-12,14

    This spiritual meeting with our Lord in the dawn of a new light is the morning meal which Christian Scientists commemorate.
    They celebrate their Lord's victory over death, his probation in the flesh after death, its exemplification of human probation, and his spiritual and final ascension above matter, or the flesh, when he rose out of material sight.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 46:20-24

    (Spiritual ascension)
    Jesus' unchanged physical condition after what seemed to be death was followed by his exaltation above all material conditions; and this exaltation explained his ascension, and revealed unmistakably a probationary and progressive state beyond the grave.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 328:6


    (Final destruction of error)
    Understanding little about the divine Principle which saves and heals, mortals get rid of sin, sickness, and death only in belief. These errors are not thus really destroyed, and must therefore cling to mortals until, here or hereafter, they gain the true understanding of God in the Science which destroys human delusions about Him and reveals the grand realities of His allness.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 329:1

    (Promise perpetual)
    As time moves on, the healing elements of pure Christianity will be fairly dealt with; they will be sought and taught, and will glow in all the grandeur of universal goodness.

Subheadings in this lesson

17 1 - Exercise of Mind faculties
17 1 - Christian standard
17 1 - Life not contingent on matter
17 1 - Bruising sin's head
17 1 - Beatific presence
17 2 - Man unfallen
17 2 - Life not contingent on matter
17 2 - Mortality vanquished
17 2 - Death but an illusion
17 2 - Spiritual offspring
17 3 - The tares and wheat
17 3 - Evident impossibilities
17 3 - One primal cause
17 3 - Mortality vanquished
17 3 - Full fruitage yet to come
17 4 - Thought-angels
17 4 - Our angelic messengers
17 4 - Immortal memory
17 4 - Perfect models
17 5 - Scientific purgation
17 5 - Justice and recompense
17 5 - The gold and dross
17 5 - Mental conspirators
17 5 - Cumulative repentance
17 5 - Second death
17 6 - Sin is punished
17 6 - Salvation and probation
17 6 - The last breakfast
17 6 - Spiritual ascension
17 6 - Final destruction of error
17 6 - Promise perpetual


April 23,1905

Subject: 18

EVERLASTING PUNISHMENT.

oo3o



-- Golden Text --

Jeremiah 2:19

    19 Thine own wickedness shall
correct thee, and thy backslidings
shall reprove thee: know therefore
and see that it is an evil thing and
bitter, that thou hast forsaken the
Lord thy God, and that my fear is not
in thee, saith the Lord God of hosts.


Responsive Reading


Proverbs 11:1-9,18-21,27,31

    1 A!false balance is abomination
to the Lord: but a just weight is his
delight.

    2 When pride cometh, then cometh
shame: but with the lowly is wisdom.

    3 The integrity of the upright
shall guide them: but the
perverseness of transgressors shall
destroy them.

    4 Riches profit not in the day of
wrath: but righteousness delivereth
from death.

    5 The righteousness of the perfect
shall direct his way: but the wicked
shall fall by his own wickedness.

    6 The righteousness of the upright
shall deliver them: but transgressors
shall be taken in their own
naughtiness.

    7 When a wicked man dieth, his
expectation shall perish: and the
hope of unjust men perisheth.

    8 The righteous is delivered out of
trouble, and the wicked cometh in his
stead.

    9 An hypocrite with his mouth
destroyeth his neighbour: but through
knowledge shall the just be
delivered.

    18 The wicked worketh a deceitful
work: but to him that soweth
righteousness shall be a sure reward.


    19 As righteousness tendeth to
life: so he that pursueth evil
pursueth it to his own death.

    20 They that are of a froward heart
are abomination to the Lord: but such
as are upright in their way are his
delight.

    21 Though hand join in hand, the
wicked shall not be unpunished: but
the seed of the righteous shall be
delivered.

    27 He that diligently seeketh good
procureth favour: but he that seeketh
mischief, it shall come unto him.

    31 Behold, the righteous shall be
recompensed in the earth: much more
the wicked and the sinner.


Section 1


Genesis 4:8-11,13

    8 And Cain talked with Abel his
brother: and it came to pass, when
they were in the field, that Cain
rose up against Abel his brother, and
slew him.

    9 #And the Lord said unto Cain,
Where is Abel thy brother? And he
said, I know not: Am I my brother's
keeper?

    10 And he said, What hast thou
done? the voice of thy brother's
blood crieth unto me from the ground.


    11 And now art thou cursed from the
earth, which hath opened her mouth to
receive thy brother's blood from thy
hand;

    13 And Cain said unto the Lord, My
punishment is greater than I can bear.

***
Matthew 5:21,22

    21 #Ye have heard that it was said
by them of old time, Thou shalt not
kill; and whosoever shall kill shall
be in danger of the judgment:

    22 But I say unto you, That
whosoever is angry with his brother
without a cause shall be in danger of
the judgment: and whosoever shall say
to his brother, Raca, shall be in
danger of the council: but whosoever
shall say, Thou fool, shall be in
danger of hell fire.

***
Galatians 6:7

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

***
II Peter 2:9

    9 The Lord knoweth how to deliver
the godly out of temptations, and to
reserve the unjust unto the day of
judgment to be punished:

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 405:2,22-27


    (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.
    (Cumulative repentance)
    It were better to be exposed to every plague on earth than to endure the cumulative effects of a guilty conscience. The abiding consciousness of wrongdoing tends to destroy the ability to do right. If sin is not regretted and is not lessening, then it is hastening on to physical and moral doom.

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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 36:21


    (Righteous retribution)
    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.

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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 41:8


    (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.


Section 2


Psalm 6:1,2

    1 O Lord, rebuke me not in thine
anger, neither chasten me in thy hot
displeasure.

    2 Have mercy upon me, O Lord; for I
am weak: O Lord, heal me; for my
bones are vexed.

***
Lamentations 1:20

    20 Behold, O Lord; for I am in
distress: my bowels are troubled;
mine heart is turned within me; for I
have grievously rebelled: abroad the
sword bereaveth, at home there is as
death.
Lamentations 3:55-57

    55 I called upon thy name, O Lord,
out of the low dungeon.

    56 Thou hast heard my voice: hide
not thine ear at my breathing, at my
cry.

    57 Thou drewest near in the day
that I called upon thee: thou saidst,
Fear not.

***
Luke 5:18-20

    18 #And, behold, men brought in a
bed a man which was taken with a
palsy: and they sought means to bring
him in, and to lay him before him.

    19 And when they could not find by
what way they might bring him in
because of the multitude, they went
upon the housetop, and let him down
through the tiling with his couch
into the midst before Jesus.

    20 And when he saw their faith, he
said unto him, Man, thy sins are
forgiven thee.

***
Hebrews 12:11

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

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 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.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 196:6


    (Sin destroyed through suffering)
    Better the suffering which awakens mortal mind from its fleshly dream, than the false pleasures which tend to perpetuate this dream. Sin alone brings death, for sin is the only element of destruction.

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 - 296:14-21


    (Scientific purgation)
    The so-called pleasures and pains of matter perish, and they must go out under the blaze of Truth, spiritual sense, and the actuality of being. Mortal belief must lose all satisfaction in error and sin in order to part with them.
    Whether mortals will learn this sooner or later, and how long they will suffer the pangs of destruction, depends upon the tenacity of error.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 391:13(begin It)


    (Righteous rebellion) It is error to suffer for aught but your own sins. Christ, or Truth, will destroy all other supposed suffering, and real suffering for your own sins will cease in proportion as the sin ceases.


Section 3


Ezekiel 14:6

    6 #Therefore say unto the house of
Israel, Thus saith the Lord God;
Repent, and turn yourselves from your
idols; and turn away your faces from
all your abominations.

***
Hosea 14:1,2,9

    1 O Israel, return unto the Lord
thy God; for thou hast fallen by
thine iniquity.

    2 Take with you words, and turn to
the Lord: say unto him, Take away all
iniquity, and receive us graciously:
so will we render the calves of our
lips.

    9 Who is wise, and he shall
understand these things? prudent, and
he shall know them? for the ways of
the Lord are right, and the just
shall walk in them: but the
transgressors shall fall therein.

***
Acts 3:19

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

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 404:10


    (Appetites to be abandoned) Lust, malice, and all sorts of evil are diseased beliefs, and you can destroy them only by destroying the wicked motives which produce them. If the evil is over in the repentant mortal mind, while its effects still remain on the individual, you can remove this disorder as God's law is fulfilled and reformation cancels the crime. The healthy sinner is the hardened sinner.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 326:16


    (Loving God supremely)
    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. Working and praying with true motives, your Father will open the way. "Who did hinder you, that ye should not obey the truth?"

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


    (Efficacious repentance)
    Those who cannot demonstrate, at least in part, the divine Principle of the teachings and practice of our Master have no part in God. If living in disobedience to Him, we ought to feel no security, although God is good.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 329:21


    (Error destroyed, not pardoned)
    There is no hypocrisy in Science. Principle is imperative. You cannot mock it by human will. Science is a divine demand, not a human. Always right, its divine Principle never repents, but maintains the claim of Truth by quenching error. The pardon of divine mercy is the destruction of error. If men understood their real spiritual source to be all blessedness, they would struggle for recourse to the spiritual and be at peace; but the deeper the error into which mortal mind is plunged, the more intense the opposition to spirituality, till error yields to Truth.


Section 4


Leviticus 26:13,23,24

    13 I am the Lord your God, which
brought you forth out of the land of
Egypt, that ye should not be their
bondmen; and I have broken the bands
of your yoke, and made you go
upright.

    23 And if ye will not be reformed
by me by these things, but will walk
contrary unto me;

    24 Then will I also walk contrary
unto you, and will punish you yet
seven times for your sins.

***
Romans 7:4

    4 Wherefore, my brethren, ye also
are become dead to the law by the
body of Christ; that ye should be
married to another, even to him who
is raised from the dead, that we
should bring forth fruit unto God.

***
Galatians 2:17-20

    17 But if, while we seek to be
justified by Christ, we ourselves
also are found sinners, is therefore
Christ the minister of sin? God
forbid.

    18 For if I build again the things
which I destroyed, I make myself a
transgressor.

    19 For I through the law am dead to
the law, that I might live unto God.

    20 I am crucified with Christ:
nevertheless I live; yet not I, but
Christ liveth in me: and the life
which I now live in the flesh I live
by the faith of the Son of God, who
loved me, and gave himself for me.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 327:1,22


    (Conversion of Saul)
    Reform comes by understanding that there is no abiding pleasure in evil, and also by gaining an affection for good according to Science, which reveals the immortal fact that neither pleasure nor pain, appetite nor passion, can exist in or of matter, while divine Mind can and does destroy the false beliefs of pleasure, pain, or fear and all the sinful appetites of the human mind.
    (Moral courage)
    Fear of punishment never made man truly honest. Moral courage is requisite to meet the wrong and to proclaim the right. But how shall we reform the man who has more animal than moral courage, and who has not the true idea of good? Through human consciousness, convince the mortal of his mistake in seeking material means for gaining happiness. Reason is the most active human faculty. Let that inform the sentiments and awaken the man's dormant sense of moral obligation, and by degrees he will learn the nothingness of the pleasures of human sense and the grandeur and bliss of a spiritual sense, which silences the material or corporeal. Then he not only will be saved, but is saved.

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.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 343:25-28


    (Example of the disciples)
    Anciently those apostles who were Jesus' students, as well as Paul who was not one of his students, healed the sick and reformed the sinner by their religion.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 404:26-28


    (Sin or fear the root of sickness)
    Healing the sick and reforming the sinner are one and the same thing in Christian Science. Both cures require the same method and are inseparable in Truth.


Section 5


Nahum 1:11-14

    11 There is one come out of thee,
that imagineth evil against the Lord,
a wicked counsellor.

    12 Thus saith the Lord; Though they
be quiet, and likewise many, yet thus
shall they be cut down, when he shall
pass through. Though I have afflicted
thee, I will afflict thee no more.

    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.

***
I John 2:1,14

    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:

    14 I have written unto you,
fathers, because ye have known him
that is from the beginning. I have
written unto you, young men, because
ye are strong, and the word of God
abideth in you, and ye have overcome
the wicked one.

***
Revelation 7:9-12

    9 After this I beheld, and, lo, a
great multitude, which no man could
number, of all nations, and kindreds,
and people, and tongues, stood before
the throne, and before the Lamb,
clothed with white robes, and palms
in their hands;

    10 And cried with a loud voice,
saying, Salvation to our God which
sitteth upon the throne, and unto the
Lamb.

    11 And all the angels stood round
about the throne, and about the
elders and the four beasts, and fell
before the throne on their faces, and
worshipped God,

    12 Saying, Amen: Blessing, and
glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving,
and honour, and power, and might, be
unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.

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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 339:11

  (- MORTAL MIND - Sickness)


    (-31- Evil not produced by God) A sinner can receive no encouragement from the fact that Science demonstrates the unreality of evil, for the sinner would make a reality of sin, - would make that real which is unreal, and thus heap up "wrath against the day of wrath." He is joining in a conspiracy against himself, - against his own awakening to the awful unreality by which he has been deceived. Only those, who repent of sin and forsake the unreal, can fully understand the unreality of evil.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 447:30


    (Wicked evasions)
    A sinner is afraid to cast the first stone. He may say, as a subterfuge, that evil is unreal, but to know it, he must demonstrate his statement. To assume that there are no claims of evil and yet to indulge them, is a moral offence. Blindness and self-righteousness cling fast to iniquity. When the Publican's wail went out to the great heart of Love, it won his humble desire. 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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 39:22


    (Present salvation)
    Now is the time for so-called material pains and material pleasures to pass away, for both are unreal, because impossible in Science. To break this earthly spell, mortals must get the true idea and divine Principle of all that really exists and governs the universe harmoniously. This thought is apprehended slowly, and the interval before its attainment is attended with doubts and defeats as well as triumphs.


Section 6


Isaiah 3:13

    13 #The Lord standeth up to plead,
and standeth to judge the people.
Isaiah 16:5

    5 And in mercy shall the throne be
established: and he shall sit upon it
in truth in the tabernacle of David,
judging, and seeking judgment, and
hasting righteousness.

***
Matthew 7:1,2

    1 Judge not, that ye be not
judged.

    2 For with what judgment ye judge,
ye shall be judged: and with what
measure ye mete, it shall be measured
to you again.

***
I Corinthians 4:5

    5 Therefore judge nothing before
the time, until the Lord come, who
both will bring to light the hidden
things of darkness, and will make
manifest the counsels of the hearts:
and then shall every man have praise
of God.

***
II Corinthians 5:10

    10 For we must all appear before
the judgment seat of Christ; that
every one may receive the things done
in his body, according to that he
hath done, whether it be good or bad.

***
Colossians 3:24,25

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

    25 But he that doeth wrong shall
receive for the wrong which he hath
done: and there is no respect of
persons.

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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 542:19


    (Retribution and remorse)
    Let Truth uncover and destroy error in God's own way, and let human justice pattern the divine. Sin will receive its full penalty, both for what it is and for what it does. Justice marks the sinner, and teaches mortals not to remove the waymarks of God. To envy's own hell, justice consigns the lie which, to advance itself, breaks God's commandments.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 444:16-19


    (Charity to those opposed)
    Let us be faithful in pointing the way through Christ, as we understand it, but let us also be careful always to "judge righteous judgment," and never to condemn rashly.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 292:1


    (Day of judgment)
    When the last mortal fault is destroyed, then the final trump will sound which will end the battle of Truth with error and mortality; "but of that day and hour, knoweth no man." Here prophecy pauses. Divine Science alone can compass the heights and depths of being and reveal the infinite.

Subheadings in this lesson

18 1 - Sin or fear the root of sickness
18 1 - Cumulative repentance
18 1 - Cleansing the mind
18 1 - Righteous retribution
18 1 - Divine study
18 1 - The thorns and flowers
18 2 - Final purpose
18 2 - Sin destroyed through suffering
18 2 - Progress demanded
18 2 - Scientific purgation
18 2 - Righteous rebellion
18 3 - Appetites to be abandoned
18 3 - Loving God supremely
18 3 - Efficacious repentance
18 3 - Error destroyed, not pardoned
18 4 - Conversion of Saul
18 4 - Moral courage
18 4 - Final purpose
18 4 - Example of the disciples
18 4 - Sin or fear the root of sickness
18 5 - Real Life is God
18 5 - -31- Evil not produced by God
18 5 - Wicked evasions
18 5 - Present salvation
18 6 - Day of judgment
18 6 - Retribution and remorse
18 6 - Charity to those opposed
18 6 - Day of judgment


April 30,1905

Subject: 19

ADAM AND FALLEN MAN.

o3oo



-- Golden Text --

Galatians 3:22

    22 But the scripture hath concluded
all under sin, that the promise by
faith of Jesus Christ might be given
to them that believe.


Responsive Reading


Ezekiel 36:25-36

    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.

    28 And ye shall dwell in the land
that I gave to your fathers; and ye
shall be my people, and I will be
your God.

    29 I will also save you from all
your uncleannesses: and I will call
for the corn, and will increase it,
and lay no famine upon you.

    30 And I will multiply the fruit of
the tree, and the increase of the
field, that ye shall receive no more
reproach of famine among the heathen.


    31 Then shall ye remember your own
evil ways, and your doings that were
not good, and shall lothe yourselves
in your own sight for your iniquities
and for your abominations.

    32 Not for your sakes do I this,
saith the Lord God, be it known unto
you: be ashamed and confounded for
your own ways, O house of Israel.

    33 Thus saith the Lord God; In the
day that I shall have cleansed you
from all your iniquities I will also
cause you to dwell in the cities, and
the wastes shall be builded.

    34 And the desolate land shall be
tilled, whereas it lay desolate in
the sight of all that passed by.

    35 And they shall say, This land
that was desolate is become like the
garden of Eden; and the waste and
desolate and ruined cities are become
fenced, and are inhabited.

    36 Then the heathen that are left
round about you shall know that I the
Lord build the ruined places, and
plant that that was desolate: I the
Lord have spoken it, and I will do
it.


Section 1


II Timothy 3:16,17

    16 All scripture is given by
inspiration of God, and is profitable
for doctrine, for reproof, for
correction, for instruction in
righteousness:

    17 That the man of God may be
perfect, throughly furnished unto all
good works.

***
Genesis 1:26,27

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

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

Genesis 2:6

    6 But there went up a mist from the
earth, and watered the whole face of
the ground.

***
Romans 15:4

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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 501:1-10


    (Spiritual interpretation)
    Scientific interpretation of the Scriptures properly starts with the beginning of the Old Testament, chiefly because the spiritual import of the Word, in its earliest articulations, often seems so smothered by the immediate context as to require explication; whereas the New Testament narratives are clearer and come nearer the heart. Jesus illumines them, showing the poverty of mortal existence, but richly recompensing human want and woe with spiritual gain.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 502:9-14

    (Deflection of being)
    Spiritually followed, the book of Genesis is the history of the untrue image of God, named a sinful mortal. This deflection of being, rightly viewed, serves to suggest the proper reflection of God and the spiritual actuality of man, as given in the first chapter of Genesis.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 521:26-10

    (The story of error)
    The second chapter of Genesis contains a statement of this material view of God and the universe, a statement which is the exact opposite of scientific truth as before recorded. The history of error or matter, if veritable, would set aside the omnipotence of Spirit; but it is the false history in contradistinction to the true.
    (The two records)
    The Science of the first record proves the falsity of the second. If one is true, the other is false, for they are antagonistic. The first record assigns all might and government to God, and endows man out of God's perfection and power. The second record chronicles man as mutable and mortal, - as having broken away from Deity and as revolving in an orbit of his own.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 537:19-24

    (Inspired interpretation)
    No one can reasonably doubt that the purpose of this allegory - this second account in Genesis - is to depict the falsity of error and the effects of error. Subsequent Bible revelation is coordinate with the Science of creation recorded in the first chapter of Genesis.


Section 2


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.
Genesis 5:2

    2 Male and female created he them;
and blessed them, and called their
name Adam, in the day when they were
created.

***
Isaiah 64:6,8

    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.

    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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 214:9


    (Adam and the senses)
    Adam, represented in the Scriptures as formed from dust, is an object-lesson for the human mind. The material senses, like Adam, originate in matter and return to dust, - are proved non-intelligent. They go out as they came in, for they are still the error, not the truth of being. When it is learned that the spiritual sense, and not the material, conveys the impressions of Mind to man, then being will be understood and found to be harmonious.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 507:28-2


    (Ever-appearing creation)
    Creation is ever appearing, and must ever continue to appear from the nature of its inexhaustible source. Mortal sense inverts this appearing and calls ideas material. Thus misinterpreted, the divine idea seems to fall to the level of a human or material belief, called mortal man.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 524:31

    (Creation reversed) Does Spirit enter dust, and lose therein the divine nature and omnipotence? Does Mind, God, enter matter to become there a mortal sinner, animated by the breath of God? In this narrative, the validity of matter is opposed, not the validity of Spirit or Spirit's creations. Man reflects God; mankind represents the Adamic race, and is a human, not a divine, creation.


Section 3


Genesis 2:19,20

    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.

    20 And Adam gave names to all
cattle, and to the fowl of the air,
and to every beast of the field; but
for Adam there was not found an help
meet for him.

***
Ecclesiastes 5:7

    7 For in the multitude of dreams
and many words there are also divers
vanities: but fear thou God.

***
Jeremiah 23:25,26,32

    25 I have heard what the prophets
said, that prophesy lies in my name,
saying, I have dreamed, I have
dreamed.

    26 How long shall this be in the
heart of the prophets that prophesy
lies? yea, they are prophets of the
deceit of their own heart;

    32 Behold, I am against them that
prophesy false dreams, saith the
Lord, and do tell them, and cause my
people to err by their lies, and by
their lightness; yet I sent them not,
nor commanded them: therefore they
shall not profit this people at all,
saith the Lord.
Jeremiah 29:8

    8 #For thus saith the Lord of
hosts, the God of Israel; Let not
your prophets and your diviners, that
be in the midst of you, deceive you,
neither hearken to your dreams which
ye cause to be dreamed.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 528:4-27


    (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. Beginning creation with darkness instead of light, - materially rather than spiritually, - error now simulates the work of Truth, mocking Love and declaring what great things error has done. Beholding the creations of his own dream and calling them real and God-given, Adam - alias error - gives them names. Afterwards he is supposed to become the basis of the creation of woman and of his own kind, calling them mankind, - that is, a kind of man.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 530:26

    (Scriptural allegory)
    The history of error is a dream-narrative. The dream has no reality, no intelligence, no mind; therefore the dreamer and dream are one, for neither is true nor real. First, this narrative supposes that something springs from nothing, that matter precedes mind. Second, it supposes that mind enters matter, and matter becomes living, substantial, and intelligent. The order of this allegory - the belief that everything springs from dust instead of from Deity - has been maintained in all the subsequent forms of belief. This is the error, - that mortal man starts materially, that non-intelligence becomes intelligence, that mind and soul are both right and wrong.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 556:22-30

    (The Christian's privilege)
    Even so goes on the Adam-belief, of which mortal and material life is the dream.
    (Ontology versus physiology)
    Ontology receives less attention than physiology. Why? Because mortal mind must waken to spiritual life before it cares to solve the problem of being, hence the author's experience; but when that awakening comes, existence will be on a new standpoint.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 529:6

    (Mental midwifery)
    Another change will come as to the nature and origin of man, and this revelation will destroy the dream of existence, reinstate reality, usher in Science and the glorious fact of creation, that both man and woman proceed from God and are His eternal children, belonging to no lesser parent.


Section 4


Genesis 2:16,17

    16 And the Lord God commanded the
man, saying, Of every tree of the
garden thou mayest freely eat:

    17 But of the tree of the knowledge
of good and evil, thou shalt not eat
of it: for in the day that thou
eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

Genesis 3:4,5

    4 And the serpent said unto the
woman, Ye shall not surely die:

    5 For God doth know that in the day
ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall
be opened, and ye shall be as gods,
knowing good and evil.

***
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.

***
II Corinthians 11:3

    3 But I fear, lest by any means, as
the serpent beguiled Eve through his
subtilty, so your minds should be
corrupted from the simplicity that is
in Christ.

***
Matthew 26:41

    41 Watch and pray, that ye enter
not into temptation: the spirit
indeed is willing, but the flesh is
weak.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 92:11-16


    (Knowledge of good and evil)
    In old Scriptural pictures we see a serpent coiled around the tree of knowledge and speaking to Adam and Eve. This represents the serpent in the act of commending to our first parents the knowledge of good and evil, a knowledge gained from matter, or evil, instead of from Spirit.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 530:17


    (Error's assumption)
    This myth represents error as always asserting its superiority over truth, giving the lie to divine Science and saying, through the material senses: "I can open your eyes. I can do what God has not done for you. Bow down to me and have another god. Only admit that I am real, that sin and sense are more pleasant to the eyes than spiritual Life, more to be desired than Truth, and I shall know you, and you will be mine." Thus Spirit and flesh war.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 532:5

    (Progeny cursed)
    All human knowledge and material sense must be gained from the five corporeal senses. Is this knowledge safe, when eating its first fruits brought death? "In the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die," was the prediction in the story under consideration. Adam and his progeny were cursed, not blessed; and this indicates that the divine Spirit, or Father, condemns material man and remands him to dust.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 287:17


    (Divine allness)
    Neither understanding nor truth accompanies error, nor is error the offshoot of Mind. Evil calls itself something, when it is nothing. It saith, "I am man, but I am not the image and likeness of God;" whereas the Scriptures declare that man was made in God's likeness.


Section 5


Genesis 3:14,15

    14 And the Lord God said unto the
serpent, Because thou hast done this,
thou art cursed above all cattle, and
above every beast of the field; upon
thy belly shalt thou go, and dust
shalt thou eat all the days of thy
life:

    15 And I will put enmity between
thee and the woman, and between thy
seed and her seed; it shall bruise
thy head, and thou shalt bruise his
heel.

***
I Corinthians 15:45,47-49

    45 And so it is written, The first
man Adam was made a living soul; the
last Adam was made a quickening
spirit.

    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.

***
Romans 5:12-14,17,18

    12 Wherefore, as by one man sin
entered into the world, and death by
sin; and so death passed upon all
men, for that all have sinned:

    13 (For until the law sin was in
the world: but sin is not imputed
when there is no law.

    14 Nevertheless death reigned from
Adam to Moses, even over them that had
not sinned after the similitude of
Adam's transgression, who is the
figure of him that was to come.

    17 For if by one man's offence
death reigned by one; much more they
which receive abundance of grace and
of the gift of righteousness shall
reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)

    18 Therefore as by the offence of
one judgment came upon all men to
condemnation; even so by the
righteousness of one the free gift
came upon all men unto justification
of life.

***
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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 534:12(begin The)


    (Spirit and flesh) The Son of the Virgin-mother unfolded the remedy for Adam, or error; and the Apostle Paul explains this warfare between the idea of divine power, which Jesus presented, and mythological material intelligence called energy and opposed to Spirit.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 338:31

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


    (-29- Adam not ideal man)
    The ideal man was revealed in due time, and was known as Christ Jesus.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 539:27


    (Scientific offspring)
    The divine origin of Jesus gave him more than human power to expound the facts of creation, and demonstrate the one Mind which makes and governs man and the universe. The Science of creation, so conspicuous in the birth of Jesus, inspired his wisest and least-understood sayings, and was the basis of his marvellous demonstrations. Christ is the offspring of Spirit, and spiritual existence shows that Spirit creates neither a wicked nor a mortal man, lapsing into sin, sickness, and death.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 545:31-3

    (Mortality mythical)
    "As in Adam [error] all die, even so in Christ [Truth] shall all be made alive." The mortality of man is a myth, for man is immortal. The false belief that spirit is now submerged in matter, at some future time to be emancipated from it, - this belief alone is mortal.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 259:6


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


Section 6


I John 5:18-20

    18 We know that whosoever is born
of God sinneth not; but he that is
begotten of God keepeth himself, and
that wicked one toucheth him not.

    19 And we know that we are of God,
and the whole world lieth in
wickedness.

    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.
I John 3:5,6,8,9

    5 And ye know that he was
manifested to take away our sins; and
in him is no sin.

    6 Whosoever abideth in him sinneth
not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen
him, neither known him.

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

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

***
III John 1:9

    9 I wrote unto the church: but
Diotrephes, who loveth to have the
preeminence among them, receiveth us
not.

***
Revelation 5:13

    13 And every creature which is in
heaven, and on the earth, and under
the earth, and such as are in the
sea, and all that are in them, heard
I saying, Blessing, and honour, and
glory, and power, be unto him that
sitteth upon the throne, and unto the
Lamb for ever and ever.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 171:4


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

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 344:1


    (Strong position)
    It is objected to Christian Science that it claims God as the only absolute Life and Soul, and man to be His idea, - that is, His image. It should be added that this is claimed to represent the normal, healthful, and sinless condition of man in divine Science, and that this claim is made because the Scriptures say that God has created man in His own image and after His likeness. Is it sacrilegious to assume that God's likeness is not found in matter, sin, sickness, and death?

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 476:28-5

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


    (The kingdom within)
    When speaking of God's children, not the children of men, Jesus said, "The kingdom of God is within you;" that is, Truth and Love reign in the real man, showing that man in God's image is unfallen and eternal. Jesus beheld in Science the perfect man, who appeared to him where sinning mortal man appears to mortals. In this perfect man the Saviour saw God's own likeness, and this correct view of man healed the sick. Thus Jesus taught that the kingdom of God is intact, universal, and that man is pure and holy.

Subheadings in this lesson

19 1 - Spiritual interpretation
19 1 - Deflection of being
19 1 - The story of error
19 1 - The two records
19 1 - Inspired interpretation
19 2 - Adam and the senses
19 2 - Ever-appearing creation
19 2 - Creation reversed
19 3 - Creation's counterfeit
19 3 - Hypnotic surgery
19 3 - Scriptural allegory
19 3 - The Christian's privilege
19 3 - Ontology versus physiology
19 3 - Mental midwifery
19 4 - Knowledge of good and evil
19 4 - Error's assumption
19 4 - Progeny cursed
19 4 - Divine allness
19 5 - Spirit and flesh
19 5 - -29- Adam not ideal man
19 5 - Scientific offspring
19 5 - Mortality mythical
19 5 - God's man discerned
19 6 - Paradise regained
19 6 - Strong position
19 6 - The kingdom within


May 7,1905

Subject: 20

MORTALS AND IMMORTALS.

3ooo



-- Golden Text --

Galatians 3:26

    26 For ye are all the children of
God by faith in Christ Jesus.


Responsive Reading


Galatians 3:11,16-29

    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.

    16 Now to Abraham and his seed were
the promises made. He saith not, And
to seeds, as of many; but as of one,
And to thy seed, which is Christ.

    17 And this I say, that the
covenant, that was confirmed before
of God in Christ, the law, which was
four hundred and thirty years after,
cannot disannul, that it should make
the promise of none effect.

    18 For if the inheritance be of the
law, it is no more of promise: but
God gave it to Abraham by promise.

    19 Wherefore then serveth the law?
It was added because of
transgressions, till the seed should
come to whom the promise was made;
and it was ordained by angels in the
hand of a mediator.

    20 Now a mediator is not a mediator
of one, but God is one.

    21 Is the law then against the
promises of God? God forbid: for if
there had been a law given which
could have given life, verily
righteousness should have been by the
law.

    22 But the scripture hath concluded
all under sin, that the promise by
faith of Jesus Christ might be given
to them that believe.

    23 But before faith came, we were
kept under the law, shut up unto the
faith which should afterwards be
revealed.

    24 Wherefore the law was our
schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ,
that we might be justified by faith.

    25 But after that faith is come, we
are no longer under a schoolmaster.

    26 For ye are all the children of
God by faith in Christ Jesus.

    27 For as many of you as have been
baptized into Christ have put on
Christ.

    28 There is neither Jew nor Greek,
there is neither bond nor free, there
is neither male nor female: for ye
are all one in Christ Jesus.

    29 And if ye be Christ's, then are
ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according
to the promise.


Section 1


I John 5:9,11,12

    9 If we receive the witness of men,
the witness of God is greater: for
this is the witness of God which he
hath testified of his Son.

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

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

***
Romans 8:14,16,17

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

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

    17 And if children, then heirs;
heirs of God, and joint-heirs with
Christ; if so be that we suffer with
him, that we may be also glorified
together.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 81:11-18


    (No proof of immortality)
    A man's assertion that he is immortal no more proves him to be so, than the opposite assertion, that he is mortal, would prove immortality a lie. Nor is the case improved when alleged spirits teach immortality. Life, Love, Truth, is the only proof of immortality.
    (Mind's manifestations immortal)
    Man in the likeness of God as revealed in Science cannot help being immortal.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 444:27


    (Charity to those opposed)
    Immortals, or God's children in divine Science, are one harmonious family; but mortals, or the "children of men" in material sense, are discordant and ofttimes false brethren.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 215:22


    (Light and darkness)
    With its divine proof, Science reverses the evidence of material sense. Every quality and condition of mortality is lost, swallowed up in immortality. Mortal man is the antipode of immortal man in origin, in existence, and in his relation to God.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 303:10-14


    (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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 306:7-8,13

    (Divinity not childless)
    Life demonstrates Life. The immortality of Soul makes man immortal.
    If Life or Soul and its representative, man, unite for a period and then are separated as by a law of divorce to be brought together again at some uncertain future time and in a manner unknown, - and this is the general religious opinion of mankind, - we are left without a rational proof of immortality. But man cannot be separated for an instant from God, if man reflects God. Thus Science proves man's existence to be intact.


Section 2


Psalm 51:5

    5 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity;
and in sin did my mother conceive me.

***
Isaiah 27:1-3,11

    1 In that day the Lord with his
sore and great and strong sword shall
punish leviathan the piercing serpent,
even leviathan that crooked serpent;
and he shall slay the dragon that is
in the sea.

    2 In that day sing ye unto her, A
vineyard of red wine.

    3 I the Lord do keep it; I will
water it every moment: lest any hurt
it, I will keep it night and day.

    11 When the boughs thereof are
withered, they shall be broken off:
the women come, and set them on fire:
for it is a people of no
understanding: therefore he that made
them will not have mercy on them, and
he that formed them will shew them no
favour.

***
John 8:39,40

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

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

***
I John 3:15

    15 Whosoever hateth his brother is
a murderer: and ye know that no
murderer hath eternal life abiding in
him.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 538:23-7


    (Erroneous conception)
    Genesis iv. 1. And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the Lord [Jehovah].



    This account is given, not of immortal man, but of mortal man, and of sin which is temporal. As both mortal man and sin have a beginning, they must consequently have an end, while the sinless, real man is eternal. Eve's declaration, "I have gotten a man from the Lord," supposes God to be the author of sin and sin's progeny. This false sense of existence is fratricidal. In the words of Jesus, it (evil, devil) is "a murderer from the beginning." Error begins by reckoning life as separate from Spirit, thus sapping the foundations of immortality, as if life and immortality were something which matter can both give and take away.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 540:28-30

    (Spiritual and material)
    Cain is the type of mortal and material man, conceived in sin and "shapen in iniquity;" he is not the type of Truth and Love.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 476:1,13-27

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


    (Man unfallen) God's man. Mortals are the counterfeits of immortals. They are the children of the wicked one, or the one evil, which declares that man begins in dust or as a material embryo. In divine Science, God and the real man are inseparable as divine Principle and idea.
    (Mortals are not immortals)
    Mortals are not fallen children of God. They never had a perfect state of being, which may subsequently be regained. They were, from the beginning of mortal history, "conceived in sin and brought forth in iniquity." Mortality is finally swallowed up in immortality. Sin, sickness, and death must disappear to give place to the facts which belong to immortal man.
    (Imperishable identity)
    Learn this, O mortal, and earnestly seek the spiritual status of man, which is outside of all material selfhood. Remember that the Scriptures say of mortal man: "As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth. For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more."

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 304:30


    (Harmony natural)
    So man, not understanding the Science of being, - thrusting aside his divine Principle as incomprehensible, - is abandoned to conjectures, left in the hands of ignorance, placed at the disposal of illusions, subjected to material sense which is discord. A discontented, discordant mortal is no more a man than discord is music.


Section 3


Romans 4:3,13

    3 For what saith the scripture?
Abraham believed God, and it was
counted unto him for righteousness.

    13 For the promise, that he should
be the heir of the world, was not to
Abraham, or to his seed, through the
law, but through the righteousness of
faith.

***
Hebrews 11:8-10

    8 By faith Abraham, when he was
called to go out into a place which
he should after receive for an
inheritance, obeyed; and he went out,
not knowing whither he went.

    9 By faith he sojourned in the land
of promise, as in a strange country,
dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac
and Jacob, the heirs with him of the
same promise:

    10 For he looked for a city which
hath foundations, whose builder and
maker is God.

***
Luke 16:19-22

    19 #There was a certain rich man,
which was clothed in purple and fine
linen, and fared sumptuously every
day:

    20 And there was a certain beggar
named Lazarus, which was laid at his
gate, full of sores,

    21 And desiring to be fed with the
crumbs which fell from the rich man's
table: moreover the dogs came and
licked his sores.

    22 And it came to pass, that the
beggar died, and was carried by the
angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich
man also died, and was buried;

579:10-14 Chapter 17: Glossary
(ABRAHAM)

    ABRAHAM. Fidelity; faith in the divine Life and in the eternal Principle of being.
    This patriarch illustrated the purpose of Love to create trust in good, and showed the life-preserving power of spiritual understanding.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 286:3


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

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

    (Faith higher than belief)
    Faith is higher and more spiritual than belief. It is a chrysalis state of human thought, in which spiritual evidence, contradicting the testimony of material sense, begins to appear, and Truth, the ever-present, is becoming understood.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 333:23-26

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

    (-13- The divine Principle and idea)
    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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 373:1-5


    (Disease far more docile than iniquity)
    If we are Christians on all moral questions, but are in darkness as to the physical exemption which Christianity includes, then we must have more faith in God on this subject and be more alive to His promises.


Section 4


Genesis 35:6,9,10,12

    6 #So Jacob came to Luz, which is
in the land of Canaan, that is,
Bethel, he and all the people that
were with him.

    9 #And God appeared unto Jacob
again, when he came out of Padanaram,
and blessed him.

    10 And God said unto him, Thy name
is Jacob: thy name shall not be called
any more Jacob, but Israel shall be
thy name: and he called his name
Israel.

    12 And the land which I gave
Abraham and Isaac, to thee I will
give it, and to thy seed after thee
will I give the land.

***
Exodus 2:23-25

    23 #And it came to pass in process
of time, that the king of Egypt died:
and the children of Israel sighed by
reason of the bondage, and they
cried, and their cry came up unto God
by reason of the bondage.

    24 And God heard their groaning,
and God remembered his covenant with
Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.

    25 And God looked upon the children
of Israel, and God had respect unto
them.

583:5 Chapter 17: Glossary
(CHILDREN OF ISRAEL)

    CHILDREN OF ISRAEL. The representatives of Soul, not corporeal sense; the offspring of Spirit, who, having wrestled with error, sin, and sense, are governed by divine Science; some of the ideas of God beheld as men, casting out error and healing the sick; Christ's offspring.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 308:16-23


    (Wrestling of Jacob)
    Jacob was alone, wrestling with error, - struggling with a mortal sense of life, substance, and intelligence as existent in matter with its false pleasures and pains, - when an angel, a message from Truth and Love, appeared to him and smote the sinew, or strength, of his error, till he saw its unreality; and Truth, being thereby understood, gave him spiritual strength in this Peniel of divine Science.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 309:10-16

    (Israel the new name) He was no longer called Jacob, but Israel, - a prince of God, or a soldier of God, who had fought a good fight. He was to become the father of those, who through earnest striving followed his demonstration of the power of Spirit over the material senses; and the children of earth who followed his example were to be called the children of Israel, until the Messiah should rename them.

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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 492:7-17,25

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


    (Mind one and all)
    Being is holiness, harmony, immortality. It is already proved that a knowledge of this, even in small degree, will uplift the physical and moral standard of mortals, will increase longevity, will purify and elevate character. Thus progress will finally destroy all error, and bring immortality to light. We know that a statement proved to be good must be correct. New thoughts are constantly obtaining the floor. 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.
    (Scientific ultimatum)
    God is Mind, and God is infinite; hence all is Mind. On this statement rests the Science of being, and the Principle of this Science is divine, demonstrating harmony and immortality.


Section 5


Exodus 6:13

    13 And the Lord spake unto Moses
and unto Aaron, and gave them a
charge unto the children of Israel,
and unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, to
bring the children of Israel out of
the land of Egypt.
Exodus 19:3-6

    3 And Moses went up unto God, and
the Lord called unto him out of the
mountain, saying, Thus shalt thou say
to the house of Jacob, and tell the
children of Israel;

    4 Ye have seen what I did unto the
Egyptians, and how I bare you on
eagles' wings, and brought you unto
myself.

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

    6 And ye shall be unto me a kingdom
of priests, and an holy nation. These
are the words which thou shalt speak
unto the children of Israel.

***
I Corinthians 10:1-4

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

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

    3 And did all eat the same
spiritual meat;

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

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 200:4


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

592:11 Chapter 17: Glossary
(MOSES)

    MOSES. A corporeal mortal; moral courage; a type of moral law and the demonstration thereof; the proof that, without the gospel, - the union of justice and affection, - there is something spiritually lacking, since justice demands penalties under the law.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 139:4-8


    (Marvels and reformations)
    From beginning to end, the Scriptures are full of accounts of the triumph of Spirit, Mind, over matter. Moses proved the power of Mind by what men called miracles; so did Joshua, Elijah, and Elisha.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 226:25-13


    (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. The law of the divine Mind must end human bondage, or mortals will continue unaware of man's inalienable rights and in subjection to hopeless slavery, because some public teachers permit an ignorance of divine power, - an ignorance that is the foundation of continued bondage and of human suffering.


Section 6


Isaiah 27:12,13

    12 #And it shall come to pass in
that day, that the Lord shall beat
off from the channel of the river
unto the stream of Egypt, and ye
shall be gathered one by one, O ye
children of Israel.

    13 And it shall come to pass in
that day, that the great trumpet
shall be blown, and they shall come
which were ready to perish in the
land of Assyria, and the outcasts in
the land of Egypt, and shall worship
the Lord in the holy mount at
Jerusalem.

***
Matthew 4:16,17

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

    17 #From that time Jesus began to
preach, and to say, Repent: for the
kingdom of heaven is at hand.
Matthew 17:1-3

    1 And after six days Jesus taketh
Peter, James, and John his brother,
and bringeth them up into an high
mountain apart,

    2 And was transfigured before them:
and his face did shine as the sun,
and his raiment was white as the
light.

    3 And, behold, there appeared unto
them Moses and Elias talking with him.

***
Acts 7:37,38

    37 #This is that Moses, which said
unto the children of Israel, A prophet
shall the Lord your God raise up unto
you of your brethren, like unto me;
him shall ye hear.

    38 This is he, that was in the
church in the wilderness with the
angel which spake to him in the mount
Sina, and with our fathers: who
received the lively oracles to give
unto us:
Acts 13:38,39

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

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

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 428:22


    (The present immortality)
    The great spiritual fact must be brought out that man is, not shall be, perfect and immortal. We must hold forever the consciousness of existence, and sooner or later, through Christ and Christian Science, we must master sin and death. The evidence of man's immortality will become more apparent, as material beliefs are given up and the immortal facts of being are admitted.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 562:11(begin The)


    (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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 247:15


    (Eternal beauty)
    Immortal men and women are models of spiritual sense, drawn by perfect Mind and reflecting those higher conceptions of loveliness which transcend all material sense.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 42:21-28


    (Death outdone)
    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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 430:3-5


    (Life all-inclusive)
    Mortal mind must part with error, must put off itself with its deeds, and immortal manhood, the Christ ideal, will appear.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 126:2(begin The)


    (Mortal nothingness) The problem of nothingness, or "dust to dust," will be solved, and mortal mind will be without form and void, for mortality will cease when man beholds himself God's reflection, even as man sees his reflection in a glass.

Subheadings in this lesson

20 1 - No proof of immortality
20 1 - Mind's manifestations immortal
20 1 - Charity to those opposed
20 1 - Light and darkness
20 1 - Mental propagation
20 1 - Divinity not childless
20 2 - Erroneous conception
20 2 - Spiritual and material
20 2 - Man unfallen
20 2 - Mortals are not immortals
20 2 - Imperishable identity
20 2 - Harmony natural
20 3 - Salvation is through reform
20 3 - Faith higher than belief
20 3 - -13- The divine Principle and idea
20 3 - Disease far more docile than iniquity
20 4 - Wrestling of Jacob
20 4 - Israel the new name
20 4 - Native nothingness of sin
20 4 - Mind one and all
20 4 - Scientific ultimatum
20 5 - Homer and Moses
20 5 - Marvels and reformations
20 5 - House of bondage
20 5 - Higher law ends bondage
20 6 - The present immortality
20 6 - Spiritual idea crowned
20 6 - Eternal beauty
20 6 - Death outdone
20 6 - Life all-inclusive
20 6 - Mortal nothingness


May 14,1905

Subject: 21

SOUL AND BODY.

3ooo



-- Golden Text --

Isaiah 58:11

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


Responsive Reading


Jeremiah 31:1,3,6,7,10-14,16,31,33,34

    1 At the same time, saith the
Lord, will I be the God of all the
families of Israel, and they shall be
my people.

    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.

    6 For there shall be a day, that
the watchman upon the mount Ephraim
shall cry, Arise ye, and let us go up
to Zion unto the Lord our God.

    7 For thus saith the Lord; Sing
with gladness for Jacob, and shout
among the chief of the nations:
publish ye, praise ye, and say, O
Lord, save thy people, the remnant of
Israel.

    10 #Hear the word of the Lord, O ye
nations, and declare it in the isles
afar off, and say, He that scattered
Israel will gather him, and keep him,
as a shepherd doth his flock.

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

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

    13 Then shall the virgin rejoice in
the dance, both young men and old
together: for I will turn their
mourning into joy, and will comfort
them, and make them rejoice from
their sorrow.

    14 And I will satiate the soul of
the priests with fatness, and my
people shall be satisfied with my
goodness, saith the Lord.

    16 Thus saith the Lord; Refrain thy
voice from weeping, and thine eyes
from tears: for thy work shall be
rewarded, saith the Lord; and they
shall come again from the land of the
enemy.

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

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

    34 And they shall teach no more
every man his neighbour, and every
man his brother, saying, Know the
Lord: for they shall all know me,
from the least of them unto the
greatest of them, saith the Lord: for
I will forgive their iniquity, and I
will remember their sin no more.


Section 1


Deuteronomy 6:4-6,18,19

    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.

    6 And these words, which I command
thee this day, shall be in thine
heart:

    18 And thou shalt do that which is
right and good in the sight of the
Lord: that it may be well with thee,
and that thou mayest go in and
possess the good land which the Lord
sware unto thy fathers,

    19 To cast out all thine enemies
from before thee, as the Lord hath
spoken.

***
Luke 10:21,25-28

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

    25 #And, behold, a certain lawyer
stood up, and tempted him, saying,
Master, what shall I do to inherit
eternal life?

    26 He said unto him, What is
written in the law? how readest thou?


    27 And he answering said, Thou
shalt love the Lord thy God with all
thy heart, and with all thy soul, and
with all thy strength, and with all
thy mind; and thy neighbour as
thyself.

    28 And he said unto him, Thou hast
answered right: this do, and thou
shalt live.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 467:1-23

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


    (Two chief commands)
    Question. - What are the demands of the Science of Soul?
    Answer. - The first demand of this Science is, "Thou shalt have no other gods before me." This me is Spirit. Therefore the command means this: Thou shalt have no intelligence, no life, no substance, no truth, no love, but that which is spiritual. The second is like unto it, "Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself." It should be thoroughly understood that all men have one Mind, one God and Father, one Life, Truth, and Love. Mankind will become perfect in proportion as this fact becomes apparent, war will cease and the true brotherhood of man will be established. Having no other gods, turning to no other but the one perfect Mind to guide him, man is the likeness of God, pure and eternal, having that Mind which was also in Christ.
    (Soul not confined in body)
    Science reveals Spirit, Soul, as not in the body, and God as not in man but as reflected by man. The greater cannot be in the lesser. The belief that the greater can be in the lesser is an error that works ill. This is a leading point in the Science of Soul, that Principle is not in its idea. Spirit, Soul, is not confined in man, and is never in matter.

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


Matthew 5:8

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

***
Romans 6:12,13

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

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

***
I Corinthians 6:18-20

    18 Flee fornication. Every sin that
a man doeth is without the body; but
he that committeth fornication
sinneth against his own body.

    19 What? know ye not that your body
is the temple of the Holy Ghost which
is in you, which ye have of God, and
ye are not your own?

    20 For ye are bought with a price:
therefore glorify God in your body,
and in your spirit, which are God's.

***
I Timothy 5:22

    22 Lay hands suddenly on no man,
neither be partaker of other men's
sins: keep thyself pure.

***
Psalm 73:1

    1 Truly God is good to Israel,
even to such as are of a clean heart.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 337:14

  (- MORTAL MIND - Sin)


    (-26- Purity the path to perfection)
    XXVI. Christian Science demonstrates that none but the pure in heart can see God, as the gospel teaches. In proportion to his purity is man perfect; and perfection is the order of celestial being which demonstrates Life in Christ, Life's spiritual ideal.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 222:31


    (Life only in Spirit)
    We must destroy the false belief that life and intelligence are in matter, and plant ourselves upon what is pure and perfect. Paul said, "Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh." Sooner or later we shall learn that the fetters of man's finite capacity are forged by the illusion that he lives in body instead of in Soul, in matter instead of in Spirit.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 383:3


    (A clean mind and body)
    We need a clean body and a clean mind, - a body rendered pure by Mind as well as washed by water. One says: "I take good care of my body." To do this, the pure and exalting influence of the divine Mind on the body is requisite, and the Christian Scientist takes the best care of his body when he leaves it most out of his thought, and, like the Apostle Paul, is "willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord."

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 57:1


    (Fidelity required)
    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.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 15:26-27,31


    (Trustworthy beneficence)
    Self-forgetfulness, purity, and affection are constant prayers.
    Without a fitness for holiness, we cannot receive holiness.


Section 3


I John 1:5

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

***
John 3:6

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

***
Colossians 2:8,11

    8 Beware lest any man spoil you
through philosophy and vain deceit,
after the tradition of men, after the
rudiments of the world, and not after
Christ.

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

***
II Peter 1:2,4

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

    4 Whereby are given unto us
exceeding great and precious
promises: that by these ye might be
partakers of the divine nature,
having escaped the corruption that is
in the world through lust.

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 - 300:23-27


    (The divine reflection)
    Spirit is God, Soul; therefore Soul is not in matter. If Spirit were in matter, God would have no representative, and matter would be identical with God. The theory that soul, spirit, intelligence, inhabits matter is taught by the schools.

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.

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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 335:16-22

  (- MORTAL MIND - The subjective states of error)


    (-19- Soul and Spirit one)
    XIX. Soul and Spirit being one, God and Soul are one, and this one never included in a limited mind or a limited body. 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.


Section 4


Isaiah 61:1,10

    1 The Spirit of the Lord God is
upon me; because the Lord hath
anointed me to preach good tidings
unto the meek; he hath sent me to
bind up the brokenhearted, to
proclaim liberty to the captives, and
the opening of the prison to them
that are bound;

    10 I will greatly rejoice in the
Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my
God; for he hath clothed me with the
garments of salvation, he hath
covered me with the robe of
righteousness, as a bridegroom
decketh himself with ornaments, and
as a bride adorneth herself with her
jewels.

***
Luke 4:14,32

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

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

***
Matthew 8:5-8,13,16

    5 #And when Jesus was entered into
Capernaum, there came unto him a
centurion, beseeching him,

    6 And saying, Lord, my servant
lieth at home sick of the palsy,
grievously tormented.

    7 And Jesus saith unto him, I will
come and heal him.

    8 The centurion answered and said,
Lord, I am not worthy that thou
shouldest come under my roof: but
speak the word only, and my servant
shall be healed.

    13 And Jesus said unto the
centurion, Go thy way; and as thou
hast believed, so be it done unto
thee. And his servant was healed in
the selfsame hour.

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

***
Mark 6:56

    56 And whithersoever he entered,
into villages, or cities, or country,
they laid the sick in the streets,
and besought him that they might
touch if it were but the border of
his garment: and as many as touched
him were made whole.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 369:23-26


    (Matter not medicine)
    The prophylactic and therapeutic (that is, the preventive and curative) arts belong emphatically to Christian Science, as would be readily seen, if psychology, or the Science of Spirit, God, was understood.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 167:1


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

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 493:20

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


    (Mind destroys all ills)
    Disease is an experience of so-called mortal mind. It is fear made manifest on the body. Christian Science takes away this physical sense of discord, just as it removes any other sense of moral or mental inharmony. That man is material, and that matter suffers, - these propositions can only seem real and natural in illusion. Any sense of soul in matter is not the reality of being.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 391:7


    (Righteous rebellion)
    Instead of blind and calm submission to the incipient or advanced stages of disease, rise in rebellion against them. Banish the belief that you can possibly entertain a single intruding pain which cannot be ruled out by the might of Mind, and in this way you can prevent the development of pain in the body. No law of God hinders this result. It is error to suffer for aught but your own sins. Christ, or Truth, will destroy all other supposed suffering, and real suffering for your own sins will cease in proportion as the sin ceases.


Section 5


Romans 8:11,13

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

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

***
Colossians 2:18,19

    18 Let no man beguile you of your
reward in a voluntary humility and
worshipping of angels, intruding into
those things which he hath not seen,
vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,


    19 And not holding the Head, from
which all the body by joints and
bands having nourishment ministered,
and knit together, increaseth with
the increase of God.

***
I Corinthians 12:13

    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.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 200:8-9,20


    (A mortal not man)
    Whoever is incompetent to explain Soul would be wise not to undertake the explanation of body.
    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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 536:11-16


    (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.

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 62:31


    (Superior law of Soul) 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. You would never think that flannel was better for warding off pulmonary disease than the controlling Mind, if you understood the Science of being.

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.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 124:32-2


    (Corporeal changes)
    The elements and functions of the physical body and of the physical world will change as mortal mind changes its beliefs.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 125:12-16

    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.


Section 6


Psalm 146:1,8,10

    1 Praise ye the Lord. Praise the
Lord, O my soul.

    8 The Lord openeth the eyes of the
blind: the Lord raiseth them that are
bowed down: the Lord loveth the
righteous:

    10 The Lord shall reign for ever,
even thy God, O Zion, unto all
generations. Praise ye the Lord.

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

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

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

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

***
I Timothy 1:17

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

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 39:10-12


    (A belief suicidal)
    The educated belief that Soul is in the body causes mortals to regard death as a friend, as a stepping-stone out of mortality into immortality and bliss.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 427:1-7


    (Life not contingent on matter)
    If it is true that man lives, this fact can never change in Science to the opposite belief that man dies. Life is the law of Soul, even the law of the spirit of Truth, and Soul is never without its representative. Man's individual being can no more die nor disappear in unconsciousness than can Soul, for both are immortal.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 260:31-4


    (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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 335:22

  (- MORTAL MIND - Material senses)


    (-19- Soul and Spirit one)
    Only by losing the false sense of Soul can we gain the eternal unfolding of Life as immortality brought to light.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 428:3


    (Vision opening)
    Life is real, and death is the illusion. A demonstration of the facts of Soul in Jesus' way resolves the dark visions of material sense into harmony and immortality. Man's privilege at this supreme moment is to prove the words of our Master: "If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death." To divest thought of false trusts and material evidences in order that the spiritual facts of being may appear, - this is the great attainment by means of which we shall sweep away the false and give place to the true. Thus we may establish in truth the temple, or body, "whose builder and maker is God."

Subheadings in this lesson

21 1 - Two chief commands
21 1 - Soul not confined in body
21 1 - Mankind redeemed
21 2 - -26- Purity the path to perfection
21 2 - Life only in Spirit
21 2 - A clean mind and body
21 2 - Fidelity required
21 2 - Trustworthy beneficence
21 3 - The kingdom within
21 3 - The divine reflection
21 3 - Rebukes helpful
21 3 - Soul defined
21 3 - -19- Soul and Spirit one
21 4 - Matter not medicine
21 4 - Health from reliance on spirituality
21 4 - Mind destroys all ills
21 4 - Righteous rebellion
21 5 - A mortal not man
21 5 - The fall of error
21 5 - Superior law of Soul
21 5 - Spiritualized consciousness
21 5 - Corporeal changes
21 6 - A belief suicidal
21 6 - Life not contingent on matter
21 6 - Thoughts are things
21 6 - -19- Soul and Spirit one
21 6 - Vision opening


May 21,1905

Subject: 22

ANCIENT AND MODERN NECROMANCY, ALIAS MESMERISM AND HYPNOTISM, DENOUNCED.

ooo3



-- Golden Text --

Isaiah 19:22

    22 And the Lord shall smite Egypt:
he shall smite and heal it: and they
shall return even to the Lord, and he
shall be intreated of them, and shall
heal them.


Responsive Reading


Isaiah 19:1-3,11-13,16,17,19-22

    1 The burden of Egypt. Behold, the
Lord rideth upon a swift cloud, and
shall come into Egypt: and the idols
of Egypt shall be moved at his
presence, and the heart of Egypt
shall melt in the midst of it.

    2 And I will set the Egyptians
against the Egyptians: and they shall
fight every one against his brother,
and every one against his neighbour;
city against city, and kingdom
against kingdom.

    3 And the spirit of Egypt shall
fail in the midst thereof; and I will
destroy the counsel thereof: and they
shall seek to the idols, and to the
charmers, and to them that have
familiar spirits, and to the wizards.


    11 #Surely the princes of Zoan are
fools, the counsel of the wise
counsellors of Pharaoh is become
brutish: how say ye unto Pharaoh, I
am the son of the wise, the son of
ancient kings?

    12 Where are they? where are thy
wise men? and let them tell thee now,
and let them know what the Lord of
hosts hath purposed upon Egypt.

    13 The princes of Zoan are become
fools, the princes of Noph are
deceived; they have also seduced
Egypt, even they that are the stay of
the tribes thereof.

    16 In that day shall Egypt be like
unto women: and it shall be afraid and
fear because of the shaking of the
hand of the Lord of hosts, which he
shaketh over it.

    17 And the land of Judah shall be a
terror unto Egypt, every one that
maketh mention thereof shall be
afraid in himself, because of the
counsel of the Lord of hosts, which
he hath determined against it.

    19 In that day shall there be an
altar to the Lord in the midst of the
land of Egypt, and a pillar at the
border thereof to the Lord.

    20 And it shall be for a sign and
for a witness unto the Lord of hosts
in the land of Egypt: for they shall
cry unto the Lord because of the
oppressors, and he shall send them a
saviour, and a great one, and he
shall deliver them.

    21 And the Lord shall be known to
Egypt, and the Egyptians shall know
the Lord in that day, and shall do
sacrifice and oblation; yea, they
shall vow a vow unto the Lord, and
perform it.

    22 And the Lord shall smite Egypt:
he shall smite and heal it: and they
shall return even to the Lord, and he
shall be intreated of them, and shall
heal them.


Section 1


Exodus 7:10-12

    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.

***
Matthew 24:11,15,23,24

    11 And many false prophets shall
rise, and shall deceive many.

    15 When ye therefore shall see the
abomination of desolation, spoken of
by Daniel the prophet, stand in the
holy place, (whoso readeth, let him
understand:)

    23 Then if any man shall say unto
you, Lo, here is Christ, or there;
believe it not.

    24 For there shall arise false
Christs, and false prophets, and
shall shew great signs and wonders;
insomuch that, if it were possible,
they shall deceive the very elect.

***
Revelation 13:11-14

    11 And I beheld another beast
coming up out of the earth; and he
had two horns like a lamb, and he
spake as a dragon.

    12 And he exerciseth all the power
of the first beast before him, and
causeth the earth and them which
dwell therein to worship the first
beast, whose deadly wound was healed.


    13 And he doeth great wonders, so
that he maketh fire come down from
heaven on the earth in the sight of
men,

    14 And deceiveth them that dwell on
the earth by the means of those
miracles which he had power to do in
the sight of the beast; saying to
them that dwell on the earth, that
they should make an image to the
beast, which had the wound by a
sword, and did live.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 83:2


    (Impossible intercommunion)
    What the prophets of Jehovah did, the worshippers of Baal failed to do; yet artifice and delusion claimed that they could equal the work of wisdom.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 555:11


    (Ignorance the sign of error)
    Error would have itself received as mind, as if it were as real and God-created as truth; but Christian Science attributes to error neither entity nor power, because error is neither mind nor the outcome of Mind.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 528:19-22

    (Hypnotic surgery) Beginning creation with darkness instead of light, - materially rather than spiritually, - error now simulates the work of Truth, mocking Love and declaring what great things error has done.

o4oo Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked - 101:21-32


    (Personal conclusions)
    The author's own observations of the workings of animal magnetism convince her that it is not a remedial agent, and that its effects upon those who practise it, and upon their subjects who do not resist it, lead to moral and to physical death.
    If animal magnetism seems to alleviate or to cure disease, this appearance is deceptive, since error cannot remove the effects of error. Discomfort under error is preferable to comfort. In no instance is the effect of animal magnetism, recently called hypnotism, other than the effect of illusion. Any seeming benefit derived from it is proportional to one's faith in esoteric magic.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 398:27-31


    (The action of faith)
    Even a blind faith removes bodily ailments for a season, but hypnotism changes such ills into new and more difficult forms of disease. The Science of Mind must come to the rescue, to work a radical cure.


Section 2


Exodus 1:13,14

    13 And the Egyptians made the
children of Israel to serve with
rigour:

    14 And they made their lives bitter
with hard bondage, in morter, and in
brick, and in all manner of service
in the field: all their service,
wherein they made them serve, was
with rigour.

***
Jeremiah 50:33,34

    33 #Thus saith the Lord of hosts;
The children of Israel and the
children of Judah were oppressed
together: and all that took them
captives held them fast; they refused
to let them go.

    34 Their Redeemer is strong; the
Lord of hosts is his name: he shall
throughly plead their cause, that he
may give rest to the land, and
disquiet the inhabitants of Babylon.

***
Hebrews 2:9,14,15,18

    9 But we see Jesus, who was made a
little lower than the angels for the
suffering of death, crowned with
glory and honour; that he by the
grace of God should taste death for
every man.

    14 Forasmuch then as the children
are partakers of flesh and blood, he
also himself likewise took part of
the same; that through death he might
destroy him that had the power of
death, that is, the devil;

    15 And deliver them who through
fear of death were all their lifetime
subject to bondage.

    18 For in that he himself hath
suffered being tempted, he is able to
succour them that are tempted.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 225:29-31


    (Slavery abolished)
    Men and women of all climes and races are still in bondage to material sense, ignorant how to obtain their freedom.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 95:28


    (Spiritual awakening)
    Lulled by stupefying illusions, the world is asleep in the cradle of infancy, dreaming away the hours. Material sense does not unfold the facts of existence; but spiritual sense lifts human consciousness into eternal Truth. Humanity advances slowly out of sinning sense into spiritual understanding; unwillingness to learn all things rightly, binds Christendom with chains.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 178:22


    (Animal magnetism destroyed)
    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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 226:25-29


    (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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 227:7

    (Higher law ends bondage)
    The law of the divine Mind must end human bondage, or mortals will continue unaware of man's inalienable rights and in subjection to hopeless slavery, because some public teachers permit an ignorance of divine power, - an ignorance that is the foundation of continued bondage and of human suffering.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 228:11

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


Section 3


Exodus 10:22,24,25,28,29

    22 And Moses stretched forth his
hand toward heaven; and there was a
thick darkness in all the land of
Egypt three days:

    24 #And Pharaoh called unto Moses,
and said, Go ye, serve the Lord; only
let your flocks and your herds be
stayed: let your little ones also go
with you.

    25 And Moses said, Thou must give
us also sacrifices and burnt
offerings, that we may sacrifice unto
the Lord our God.

    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 11:1

    1 And the Lord said unto Moses,
Yet will I bring one plague more upon
Pharaoh, and upon Egypt; afterwards he
will let you go hence: when he shall
let you go, he shall surely thrust
you out hence altogether.

***
I Samuel 15:22,23

    22 And Samuel said, Hath the Lord
as great delight in burnt offerings
and sacrifices, as in obeying the
voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is
better than sacrifice, and to hearken
than the fat of rams.

    23 For rebellion is as the sin of
witchcraft, and stubbornness is as
iniquity and idolatry. Because thou
hast rejected the word of the Lord,
he hath also rejected thee from being
king.

***
Hebrews 3:12,13

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

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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 225:25


    (Slavery abolished)
    The despotic tendencies, inherent in mortal mind and always germinating in new forms of tyranny, must be rooted out through the action of the divine Mind.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 142:18-20


    (Temple cleansed)
    As in Jesus' time, so to-day, tyranny and pride need to be whipped out of the temple, and humility and divine Science to be welcomed in.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 192:11


    (Human power a blind force)
    Erring power is a material belief, a blind miscalled force, the offspring of will and not of wisdom, of the mortal mind and not of the immortal. It is the headlong cataract, the devouring flame, the tempest's breath. It is lightning and hurricane, all that is selfish, wicked, dishonest, and impure.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 402:20-30


    (The evil of mesmerism)
    We say that one human mind can influence another and in this way affect the body, but we rarely remember that we govern our own bodies. The error, mesmerism - or hypnotism, to use the recent term - illustrates the fact just stated. The operator would make his subjects believe that they cannot act voluntarily and handle themselves as they should do. If they yield to this influence, it is because their belief is not better instructed by spiritual understanding. Hence the proof that hypnotism is not scientific; Science cannot produce both disorder and order.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 375:14-17

    (Science versus hypnotism) No person is benefited by yielding his mentality to any mental despotism or malpractice. All unscientific mental practice is erroneous and powerless, and should be understood and so rendered fruitless.


Section 4


I Samuel 18:10,11,14,28,29

    10 #And it came to pass on the
morrow, that the evil spirit from God
came upon Saul, and he prophesied in
the midst of the house: and David
played with his hand, as at other
times: and there was a javelin in
Saul's hand.

    11 And Saul cast the javelin; for
he said, I will smite David even to
the wall with it. And David avoided
out of his presence twice.

    14 And David behaved himself wisely
in all his ways; and the Lord was
with him.

    28 #And Saul saw and knew that the
Lord was with David, and that Michal
Saul's daughter loved him.

    29 And Saul was yet the more afraid
of David; and Saul became David's
enemy continually.
I Samuel 19:1

    1 And Saul spake to Jonathan his
son, and to all his servants, that
they should kill David.

***
Acts 26:1,9-11

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

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

    10 Which thing I also did in
Jerusalem: and many of the saints did
I shut up in prison, having received
authority from the chief priests; and
when they were put to death, I gave
my voice against them.

    11 And I punished them oft in every
synagogue, and compelled them to
blaspheme; and being exceedingly mad
against them, I persecuted them even
unto strange cities.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 484:21-24

(18) Question: Does Christian Science, or metaphysical healing, include medication, material hygiene, mesmerism, hypnotism, theosophy, or spiritualism?
ADAM = A so-called man, whose origin, substance, and mind are found to be the antipode of God, or Spirit.
Topic: Everlasting Punishment


    (Animal magnetism error)
    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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 404:29-1


    (Sin or fear the root of sickness) Hatred, envy, dishonesty, fear, and so forth, make a man sick, and neither material medicine nor Mind can help him permanently, even in body, unless it makes him better mentally, and so delivers him from his destroyers.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 403:2-20

    (Wrong-doer should suffer)
    The great difference between voluntary and involuntary mesmerism is that voluntary mesmerism is induced consciously and should and does cause the perpetrator to suffer, while self-mesmerism is induced unconsciously and by his mistake a man is often instructed. In the first instance it is understood that the difficulty is a mental illusion, while in the second it is believed that the misfortune is a material effect. The human mind is employed to remove the illusion in one case, but matter is appealed to in the other. In reality, both have their origin in the human mind, and can be healed only by the divine Mind.
    (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 5


Deuteronomy 9:1,3,5

    1 Hear, O Israel: Thou art to pass
over Jordan this day, to go in to
possess nations greater and mightier
than thyself, cities great and fenced
up to heaven,

    3 Understand therefore this day,
that the Lord thy God is he which
goeth over before thee; as a
consuming fire he shall destroy them,
and he shall bring them down before
thy face: so shalt thou drive them
out, and destroy them quickly, as the
Lord hath said unto thee.

    5 Not for thy righteousness, or for
the uprightness of thine heart, dost
thou go to possess their land: but
for the wickedness of these nations
the Lord thy God doth drive them out
from before thee, and that he may
perform the word which the Lord sware
unto thy fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and
Jacob.

***
II Thessalonians 2:3,4,7-10

    3 Let no man deceive you by any
means: for that day shall not come,
except there come a falling away
first, and that man of sin be
revealed, the son of perdition;

    4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself
above all that is called God, or that
is worshipped; so that he as God
sitteth in the temple of God, shewing
himself that he is God.

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

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

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

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

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 130:15-19


    (Children and adults)
    Christian Science, properly understood, would disabuse the human mind of material beliefs which war against spiritual facts; and these material beliefs must be denied and cast out to make place for truth.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 569:11-17,21-25


    (The robe of Science)
    He that touches the hem of Christ's robe and masters his mortal beliefs, animality, and hate, rejoices in the proof of healing, - in a sweet and certain sense that God is Love. Alas for those who break faith with divine Science and fail to strangle the serpent of sin as well as of sickness! They are dwellers still in the deep darkness of belief.
    (Expiation by suffering)
    The sin, which one has made his bosom companion, comes back to him at last with accelerated force, for the devil knoweth his time is short. Here the Scriptures declare that evil is temporal, not eternal.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 405:1-9,17


    (Sin or fear the root of sickness)
    The basic error is mortal mind. Hatred inflames the brutal propensities. The indulgence of evil motives and aims makes any man, who is above the lowest type of manhood, a hopeless sufferer.


    (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.
    "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 6


Deuteronomy 7:8,9

    8 But because the Lord loved you,
and because he would keep the oath
which he had sworn unto your fathers,
hath the Lord brought you out with a
mighty hand, and redeemed you out of
the house of bondmen, from the hand
of Pharaoh king of Egypt.

    9 Know therefore that the Lord thy
God, he is God, the faithful God,
which keepeth covenant and mercy with
them that love him and keep his
commandments to a thousand
generations;

***
Revelation 12:10,11

    10 And I heard a loud voice saying
in heaven, Now is come salvation, and
strength, and the kingdom of our God,
and the power of his Christ: for the
accuser of our brethren is cast down,
which accused them before our God day
and night.

    11 And they overcame him by the
blood of the Lamb, and by the word of
their testimony; and they loved not
their lives unto the death.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 568:1-7


    (Warfare with error) Innocence and Truth overcome guilt and error. Ever since the foundation of the world, ever since error would establish material belief, evil has tried to slay the Lamb; but Science is able to destroy this lie, called evil. The twelfth chapter of the Apocalypse typifies the divine method of warfare in Science, and the glorious results of this warfare.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 454:29-31


    (Continuity of interest)
    The superiority of spiritual power over sensuous is the central point of Christian Science.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 542:7-9


    (Murder brings its curse)
    Truth, through her eternal laws, unveils error. Truth causes sin to betray itself, and sets upon error the mark of the beast.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 565:23


    (The conflict with purity) After the stars sang together and all was primeval harmony, the material lie made war upon the spiritual idea; but this only impelled the idea to rise to the zenith of demonstration, destroying sin, sickness, and death, and to be caught up unto God, - to be found in its divine Principle.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 567:7

    (Angelic offices)
    To infinite, ever-present Love, all is Love, and there is no error, no sin, sickness, nor death. Against Love, the dragon warreth not long, for he is killed by the divine Principle. Truth and Love prevail against the dragon because the dragon cannot war with them. Thus endeth the conflict between the flesh and Spirit.

Subheadings in this lesson

22 1 - Impossible intercommunion
22 1 - Ignorance the sign of error
22 1 - Hypnotic surgery
22 1 - Personal conclusions
22 1 - The action of faith
22 2 - Slavery abolished
22 2 - Spiritual awakening
22 2 - Animal magnetism destroyed
22 2 - House of bondage
22 2 - Higher law ends bondage
22 2 - God-given dominion
22 3 - Slavery abolished
22 3 - Temple cleansed
22 3 - Human power a blind force
22 3 - The evil of mesmerism
22 3 - Science versus hypnotism
22 4 - Animal magnetism error
22 4 - Sin or fear the root of sickness
22 4 - Wrong-doer should suffer
22 4 - Error's power imaginary
22 5 - Children and adults
22 5 - The robe of Science
22 5 - Expiation by suffering
22 5 - Sin or fear the root of sickness
22 5 - Mental conspirators
22 6 - Warfare with error
22 6 - Continuity of interest
22 6 - Murder brings its curse
22 6 - The conflict with purity
22 6 - Angelic offices


May 28,1905

Subject: 23

GOD THE ONLY CAUSE AND CREATOR.

oo3o



-- Golden Text --

Isaiah 40:26

    26 Lift up your eyes on high, and
behold who hath created these things,
that bringeth out their host by
number: he calleth them all by names
by the greatness of his might, for
that he is strong in power; not one
faileth.


Responsive Reading


Ecclesiastes 12:1-4,8-14

    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;

    2 While the sun, or the light, or
the moon, or the stars, be not
darkened, nor the clouds return after
the rain:

    3 In the day when the keepers of
the house shall tremble, and the
strong men shall bow themselves, and
the grinders cease because they are
few, and those that look out of the
windows be darkened,

    4 And the doors shall be shut in
the streets, when the sound of the
grinding is low, and he shall rise up
at the voice of the bird, and all the
daughters of musick shall be brought
low;

    8 #Vanity of vanities, saith the
preacher; all is vanity.

    9 And moreover, because the
preacher was wise, he still taught
the people knowledge; yea, he gave
good heed, and sought out, and set in
order many proverbs.

    10 The preacher sought to find out
acceptable words: and that which was
written was upright, even words of
truth.

    11 The words of the wise are as
goads, and as nails fastened by the
masters of assemblies, which are
given from one shepherd.

    12 And further, by these, my son,
be admonished: of making many books
there is no end; and much study is a
weariness of the flesh.

    13 #Let us hear the conclusion of
the whole matter: Fear God, and keep
his commandments: for this is the
whole duty of man.

    14 For God shall bring every work
into judgment, with every secret
thing, whether it be good, or whether
it be evil.


Section 1


Genesis 1:3

    3 And God said, Let there be light:
and there was light.

***
Psalm 97:11

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

***
Isaiah 60:1-3

    1 Arise, shine; for thy light is
come, and the glory of the Lord is
risen upon thee.

    2 For, behold, the darkness shall
cover the earth, and gross darkness
the people: but the Lord shall arise
upon thee, and his glory shall be
seen upon thee.

    3 And the Gentiles shall come to
thy light, and kings to the
brightness of thy rising.

***
Matthew 4:16

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

***
II Corinthians 4:6

    6 For God, who commanded the light
to shine out of darkness, hath shined
in our hearts, to give the light of
the knowledge of the glory of God in
the face of Jesus Christ.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 504:3-9


    (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.

591:23 Chapter 17: Glossary
(MORNING)

    MORNING. Light; symbol of Truth; revelation and progress.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 502:29


    (Ideas and identities) There is but one creator and one creation. This creation consists of the unfolding of spiritual ideas and their identities, which are embraced in the infinite Mind and forever reflected. These ideas range from the infinitesimal to infinity, and the highest ideas are the sons and daughters of God.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 503:12

    (Spiritual harmony)
    Divine Science, the Word of God, saith to the darkness upon the face of error, "God is All-in-all," and the light of ever-present Love illumines the universe. Hence the eternal wonder, - that infinite space is peopled with God's ideas, reflecting Him in countless spiritual forms.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 255:1


    (Inadequate theories of creation)
    Eternal Truth is changing the universe. As mortals drop off their mental swaddling-clothes, thought expands into expression. "Let there be light," is the perpetual demand of Truth and Love, changing chaos into order and discord into the music of the spheres. The mythical human theories of creation, anciently classified as the higher criticism, sprang from cultured scholars in Rome and in Greece, but they afforded no foundation for accurate views of creation by the divine Mind.


Section 2


Genesis 1:6-8

    6 #And God said, Let there be a
firmament in the midst of the waters,
and let it divide the waters from the
waters.

    7 And God made the firmament, and
divided the waters which were under
the firmament from the waters which
were above the firmament: and it was
so.

    8 And God called the firmament
Heaven. And the evening and the
morning were the second day.

***
Psalm 19:1

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

***
I John 5:19,20

    19 And we know that we are of God,
and the whole world lieth in
wickedness.

    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.

***
II Timothy 2:1,7

    1 Thou therefore, my son, be
strong in the grace that is in Christ
Jesus.

    7 Consider what I say; and the Lord
give thee understanding in all
things.

586:15 Chapter 17: Glossary
(FIRMAMENT)

    FIRMAMENT. Spiritual understanding; the scientific line of demarcation between Truth and error, between Spirit and so-called matter.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 505:7-8,16-28


    (Spiritual firmament)
    Spiritual understanding, by which human conception, material sense, is separated from Truth, is the firmament.
    (Understanding imparted)
    Spirit imparts the understanding which uplifts consciousness and leads into all truth. The Psalmist saith: "The Lord on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, yea, than the mighty waves of the sea." Spiritual sense is the discernment of spiritual good. Understanding is the line of demarcation between the real and unreal. Spiritual understanding unfolds Mind, - Life, Truth, and Love, - and demonstrates the divine sense, giving the spiritual proof of the universe in Christian Science.
    (Original reflected)
    This understanding is not intellectual, is not the result of scholarly attainments; it is the reality of all things brought to light.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 506:5,10
Understanding is a quality of God, a quality which separates
Christian Science from supposition and makes Truth final.

    (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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 523:7

    (Mist, or false claim)
    The creations of matter arise from a mist or false claim, or from mystification, and not from the firmament, or understanding, which God erects between the true and false. In error everything comes from beneath, not from above. All is material myth, instead of the reflection of Spirit.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 536:8

    (New earth and no more sea)
    The divine understanding reigns, is all, and there is no other consciousness.


Section 3


Genesis 1:9,10

    9 #And God said, Let the waters
under the heaven be gathered together
unto one place, and let the dry land
appear: and it was so.

    10 And God called the dry land
Earth; and the gathering together of
the waters called he Seas: and God
saw that it was good.

***
Psalm 95:1,4,5

    1 O come, let us sing unto the
Lord: let us make a joyful noise to
the rock of our salvation.

    4 In his hand are the deep places
of the earth: the strength of the
hills is his also.

    5 The sea is his, and he made it:
and his hands formed the dry land.

***
I Peter 1:3-5

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

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

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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 507:1-3,21-29


    (Spirit names and blesses)
    In metaphor, the dry land illustrates the absolute formations instituted by Mind, while water symbolizes the elements of Mind.
    (Divine propagation)
    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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 508:26-4

    (Rising to the light)
    Genesis i. 13. And the evening and the morning were the third day.



    The third stage in the order of Christian Science is an important one to the human thought, letting in the light of spiritual understanding. This period corresponds to the resurrection, when Spirit is discerned to be the Life of all, and the deathless Life, or Mind, dependent upon no material organization.

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.

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


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

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 4


Genesis 1:14-16

    14 #And God said, Let there be
lights in the firmament of the heaven
to divide the day from the night; and
let them be for signs, and for
seasons, and for days, and years:

    15 And let them be for lights in
the firmament of the heaven to give
light upon the earth: and it was so.

    16 And God made two great lights;
the greater light to rule the day,
and the lesser light to rule the
night: he made the stars also.

***
Psalm 148:1,3,5

    1 Praise ye the Lord. Praise ye
the Lord from the heavens: praise him
in the heights.

    3 Praise ye him, sun and moon:
praise him, all ye stars of light.

    5 Let them praise the name of the
Lord: for he commanded, and they were
created.

***
Isaiah 60:19,20

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

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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 509:13-14


    (Rarefaction of thought)
    Spirit creates no other than heavenly or celestial bodies, but the stellar universe is no more celestial than our earth.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 510:9,16-6

    (Spiritual ideas apprehended)
    Truth and Love enlighten the understanding, in whose "light shall we see light;" and this illumination is reflected spiritually by all who walk in the light and turn away from a false material sense.
    (Geology a failure)
    The sun is a metaphorical representation of Soul outside the body, giving existence and intelligence to the universe. Love alone can impart the limitless idea of infinite Mind. Geology has never explained the earth's formations; it cannot explain them. There is no Scriptural allusion to solar light until time has been already divided into evening and morning; and the allusion to fluids (Genesis i. 2) indicates a supposed formation of matter by the resolving of fluids into solids, analogous to the suppositional resolving of thoughts into material things.
    (Spiritual subdivision)
    Light is a symbol of Mind, of Life, Truth, and Love, and not a vitalizing property of matter. Science reveals only one Mind, and this one shining by its own light and governing the universe, including man, in perfect harmony. This Mind forms ideas, its own images, subdivides and radiates their borrowed light, intelligence, and so explains the Scripture phrase, "whose seed is in itself." Thus God's ideas "multiply and replenish the earth." The divine Mind supports the sublimity, magnitude, and infinitude of spiritual creation.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 511:11

    (Darkness scattered)
    In divine Science, which is the seal of Deity and has the impress of heaven, God is revealed as infinite light. In the eternal Mind, no night is there.


Section 5


Genesis 1:20

    20 And God said, Let the waters
bring forth abundantly the moving
creature that hath life, and fowl
that may fly above the earth in the
open firmament of heaven.

***
Job 12:7,9

    7 But ask now the beasts, and they
shall teach thee; and the fowls of the
air, and they shall tell thee:

    9 Who knoweth not in all these that
the hand of the Lord hath wrought
this?

***
Psalm 103:20,22

    20 Bless the Lord, ye his angels,
that excel in strength, that do his
commandments, hearkening unto the
voice of his word.

    22 Bless the Lord, all his works in
all places of his dominion: bless the
Lord, O my soul.
Psalm 139:1,2,17,18

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

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

    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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 511:28


    (Soaring aspirations)
    The fowls, which fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven, correspond to aspirations soaring beyond and above corporeality to the understanding of the incorporeal and divine Principle, Love.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 512:8

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

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 256:2


    (No material creation)
    Advancing to a higher plane of action, thought rises from the material sense to the spiritual, from the scholastic to the inspirational, and from the mortal to the immortal. All things are created spiritually. Mind, not matter, is the creator. Love, the divine Principle, is the Father and Mother of the universe, including man.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 286:21-26


    (Spiritual thoughts)
    God's thoughts are perfect and eternal, are substance and Life. Material and temporal thoughts are human, involving error, and since God, Spirit, is the only cause, they lack a divine cause. The temporal and material are not then creations of Spirit. They are but counterfeits of the spiritual and eternal.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 299:11-15

    (Our angelic messengers)
    Angels are God's representatives. These upward-soaring beings never lead towards self, sin, or materiality, but guide to the divine Principle of all good, whither every real individuality, image, or likeness of God, gathers.


Section 6


Genesis 1:26

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

***
Isaiah 43:1,6,7

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

    6 I will say to the north, Give up;
and to the south, Keep not back:
bring my sons from far, and my
daughters from the ends of the earth;


    7 Even every one that is called by
my name: for I have created him for my
glory, I have formed him; yea, I have
made him.

***
Jeremiah 27:1,5

    1 In the beginning of the reign of
Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of
Judah came this word unto Jeremiah
from the Lord, saying,

    5 I have made the earth, the man
and the beast that are upon the
ground, by my great power and by my
outstretched arm, and have given it
unto whom it seemed meet unto me.

***
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?

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


    (Anthropomorphism)
    It is indeed mournfully true that the older Scripture is reversed. In the beginning God created man in His, God's, image; but mortals would procreate man, and make God in their own human image. What is the god of a mortal, but a mortal magnified?

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.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 263:5

    (Human egotism)
    Immortal spiritual man alone represents the truth of creation.

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 69:6


    (God's creation intact) Mortals can never understand God's creation while believing that man is a creator. God's children already created will be cognized only as man finds the truth of being. Thus it is that the real, ideal man appears in proportion as the false and material disappears. No longer to marry or to be "given in marriage" neither closes man's continuity nor his sense of increasing number in God's infinite plan. Spiritually to understand that there is but one creator, God, unfolds all creation, confirms the Scriptures, brings the sweet assurance of no parting, no pain, and of man deathless and perfect and eternal.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 516:4-13,21


    (Reflected likeness)
    The substance, Life, intelligence, Truth, and Love, which constitute Deity, are reflected by His creation; and when we subordinate the false testimony of the corporeal senses to the facts of Science, we shall see this true likeness and reflection everywhere.
    (Love imparts beauty)
    God fashions all things, after His own likeness. Life is reflected in existence, Truth in truthfulness, God in goodness, which impart their own peace and permanence. Love, redolent with unselfishness, bathes all in beauty and light.
    Man and woman as coexistent and eternal with God forever reflect, in glorified quality, the infinite Father-Mother God.

Subheadings in this lesson

23 1 - Light preceding the sun
23 1 - Ideas and identities
23 1 - Spiritual harmony
23 1 - Inadequate theories of creation
23 2 - Spiritual firmament
23 2 - Understanding imparted
23 2 - Original reflected
23 2 - Exalted thought
23 2 - Mist, or false claim
23 2 - New earth and no more sea
23 3 - Spirit names and blesses
23 3 - Divine propagation
23 3 - Ever-appearing creation
23 3 - Rising to the light
23 3 - Spiritual freedom
23 3 - Indestructible life of man
23 3 - Spiritual proofs of existence
23 4 - Rarefaction of thought
23 4 - Spiritual ideas apprehended
23 4 - Geology a failure
23 4 - Spiritual subdivision
23 4 - Darkness scattered
23 5 - Soaring aspirations
23 5 - Seraphic symbols
23 5 - No material creation
23 5 - Spiritual thoughts
23 5 - Our angelic messengers
23 6 - Anthropomorphism
23 6 - Mind the only cause
23 6 - Human egotism
23 6 - God's creation intact
23 6 - Reflected likeness
23 6 - Love imparts beauty


June 4,1905

Subject: 24

GOD THE PRESERVER OF MAN.

oo3o



-- Golden Text --

Psalm 16:1

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


Responsive Reading


Joshua 14:6-14

    6 #Then the children of Judah came
unto Joshua in Gilgal: and Caleb the
son of Jephunneh the Kenezite said
unto him, Thou knowest the thing that
the Lord said unto Moses the man of
God concerning me and thee in
Kadeshbarnea.

    7 Forty years old was I when Moses
the servant of the Lord sent me from
Kadeshbarnea to espy out the land;
and I brought him word again as it
was in mine heart.

    8 Nevertheless my brethren that
went up with me made the heart of the
people melt: but I wholly followed
the Lord my God.

    9 And Moses sware on that day,
saying, Surely the land whereon thy
feet have trodden shall be thine
inheritance, and thy children's for
ever, because thou hast wholly
followed the Lord my God.

    10 And now, behold, the Lord hath
kept me alive, as he said, these
forty and five years, even since the
Lord spake this word unto Moses,
while the children of Israel wandered
in the wilderness: and now, lo, I am
this day fourscore and five years
old.

    11 As yet I am as strong this day
as I was in the day that Moses sent
me: as my strength was then, even so
is my strength now, for war, both to
go out, and to come in.

    12 Now therefore give me this
mountain, whereof the Lord spake in
that day; for thou heardest in that
day how the Anakims were there, and
that the cities were great and
fenced: if so be the Lord will be
with me, then I shall be able to
drive them out, as the Lord said.

    13 And Joshua blessed him, and gave
unto Caleb the son of Jephunneh
Hebron for an inheritance.

    14 Hebron therefore became the
inheritance of Caleb the son of
Jephunneh the Kenezite unto this day,
because that he wholly followed the
Lord God of Israel.


Section 1


Nehemiah 9:6,7,9,11,12

    6 Thou, even thou, art Lord alone;
thou hast made heaven, the heaven of
heavens, with all their host, the
earth, and all things that are
therein, the seas, and all that is
therein, and thou preservest them
all; and the host of heaven
worshippeth thee.

    7 Thou art the Lord the God, who
didst choose Abram, and broughtest
him forth out of Ur of the Chaldees,
and gavest him the name of Abraham;

    9 And didst see the affliction of
our fathers in Egypt, and heardest
their cry by the Red sea;

    11 And thou didst divide the sea
before them, so that they went
through the midst of the sea on the
dry land; and their persecutors thou
threwest into the deeps, as a stone
into the mighty waters.

    12 Moreover thou leddest them in
the day by a cloudy pillar; and in
the night by a pillar of fire, to
give them light in the way wherein
they should go.

***
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.

***
Isaiah 45:24,25

    24 Surely, shall one say, in the
Lord have I righteousness and
strength: even to him shall men come;
and all that are incensed against him
shall be ashamed.

    25 In the Lord shall all the seed
of Israel be justified, and shall
glory.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 209:10


    (Allness of Truth)
    The world would collapse without Mind, without the intelligence which holds the winds in its grasp. Neither philosophy nor skepticism can hinder the march of the Science which reveals the supremacy of Mind. The immanent sense of Mind-power enhances the glory of Mind. Nearness, not distance, lends enchantment to this view.

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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 248:8


    (Love's endowment)
    Immortal Mind feeds the body with supernal freshness and fairness, supplying it with beautiful images of thought and destroying the woes of sense which each day brings to a nearer tomb.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 531:8-13


    (Higher hope)
    It is well that the upper portions of the brain represent the higher moral sentiments, as if hope were ever prophesying thus: The human mind will sometime rise above all material and physical sense, exchanging it for spiritual perception, and exchanging human concepts for the divine consciousness.


Section 2


Deuteronomy 30:11,19,20

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

    19 I call heaven and earth to
record this day against you, that I
have set before you life and death,
blessing and cursing: therefore
choose life, that both thou and thy
seed may live:

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

***
Psalm 36:6,9

    6 Thy righteousness is like the
great mountains; thy judgments are a
great deep: O Lord, thou preservest
man and beast.

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

***
I John 1:1-3

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

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

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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 550:5-7


    (Deep-reaching interrogations) God is the Life, or intelligence, which forms and preserves the individuality and identity of animals as well as of men.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 203:31-1


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

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 496:9-13

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


    (Condition of progress)
    We all must learn that Life is God. Ask yourself: Am I living the life that approaches the supreme good? Am I demonstrating the healing power of Truth and Love? If so, then the way will grow brighter "unto the perfect day."

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


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 303:30


    (Man's entity spiritual)
    When the evidence before the material senses yielded to spiritual sense, the apostle declared that nothing could alienate him from God, from the sweet sense and presence of Life and Truth.

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 3


Psalm 91:9,10

    9 Because thou hast made the Lord,
which is my refuge, even the most
High, thy habitation;

    10 There shall no evil befall thee,
neither shall any plague come nigh
thy dwelling.
Psalm 121:8

    8 The Lord shall preserve thy going
out and thy coming in from this time
forth, and even for evermore.

***
Acts 20:7,9-12

    7 And upon the first day of the
week, when the disciples came
together to break bread, Paul
preached unto them, ready to depart
on the morrow; and continued his
speech until midnight.

    9 And there sat in a window a
certain young man named Eutychus,
being fallen into a deep sleep: and
as Paul was long preaching, he sunk
down with sleep, and fell down from
the third loft, and was taken up
dead.

    10 And Paul went down, and fell on
him, and embracing him said, Trouble
not yourselves; for his life is in
him.

    11 When he therefore was come up
again, and had broken bread, and
eaten, and talked a long while, even
till break of day, so he departed.

    12 And they brought the young man
alive, and were not a little
comforted.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 424:5-11


    (Accidents unknown to God)
    Accidents are unknown to God, or immortal Mind, and we must leave the mortal basis of belief and unite with the one Mind, in order to change the notion of chance to the proper sense of God's unerring direction and thus bring out harmony.
    Under divine Providence there can be no accidents, since there is no room for imperfection in perfection.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 486:4

(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


    (Sense versus Soul)
    Suppose one accident happens to the eye, another to the ear, and so on, until every corporeal sense is quenched. What is man's remedy? To die, that he may regain these senses? Even then he must gain spiritual understanding and spiritual sense in order to possess immortal consciousness. Earth's preparatory school must be improved to the utmost. In reality man never dies. The belief that he dies will not establish his scientific harmony. Death is not the result of Truth but of error, and one error will not correct another.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 397:12-22


    (Remedy for accidents)
    When an accident happens, you think or exclaim, "I am hurt!" Your thought is more powerful than your words, more powerful than the accident itself, to make the injury real.
    Now reverse the process. Declare that you are not hurt and understand the reason why, and you will find the ensuing good effects to be in exact proportion to your disbelief in physics, and your fidelity to divine metaphysics, confidence in God as All, which the Scriptures declare Him to be.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 387:27-4

    (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.
    The Christian martyrs were prophets of Christian Science. Through the uplifting and consecrating power of divine Truth, they obtained a victory over the corporeal senses, a victory which Science alone can explain.


Section 4


Genesis 45:4,6,7

    4 And Joseph said unto his
brethren, Come near to me, I pray
you. And they came near. And he said,
I am Joseph your brother, whom ye
sold into Egypt.

    6 For these two years hath the
famine been in the land: and yet
there are five years, in the which
there shall neither be earing nor
harvest.

    7 And God sent me before you to
preserve you a posterity in the
earth, and to save your lives by a
great deliverance.

***
Job 5:17,20

    17 Behold, happy is the man whom
God correcteth: therefore despise not
thou the chastening of the Almighty:

    20 In famine he shall redeem thee
from death: and in war from the power
of the sword.

***
Psalm 33:18,19

    18 Behold, the eye of the Lord is
upon them that fear him, upon them
that hope in his mercy;

    19 To deliver their soul from
death, and to keep them alive in
famine.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 96:15,25


    (Arena of contest)
    The breaking up of material beliefs may seem to be famine and pestilence, want and woe, sin, sickness, and death, which assume new phases until their nothingness appears. These disturbances will continue until the end of error, when all discord will be swallowed up in spiritual Truth.
    (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.

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 62:20


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

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 442:22-25


    (Christ the great physician)
    Christ, Truth, gives mortals temporary food and clothing until the material, transformed with the ideal, disappears, and man is clothed and fed spiritually.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 530:5


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


Section 5


Deuteronomy 20:1-4

    1 When thou goest out to battle
against thine enemies, and seest
horses, and chariots, and a people
more than thou, be not afraid of
them: for the Lord thy God is with
thee, which brought thee up out of
the land of Egypt.

    2 And it shall be, when ye are come
nigh unto the battle, that the priest
shall approach and speak unto the
people,

    3 And shall say unto them, Hear, O
Israel, ye approach this day unto
battle against your enemies: let not
your hearts faint, fear not, and do
not tremble, neither be ye terrified
because of them;

    4 For the Lord your God is he that
goeth with you, to fight for you
against your enemies, to save you.

***
I Chronicles 12:16-18(to .)

    16 And there came of the children
of Benjamin and Judah to the hold
unto David.

    17 And David went out to meet them,
and answered and said unto them, If
ye be come peaceably unto me to help
me, mine heart shall be knit unto
you: but if ye be come to betray me
to mine enemies, seeing there is no
wrong in mine hands, the God of our
fathers look thereon, and rebuke it.

    18 Then the spirit came upon
Amasai, who was chief of the
captains, and he said, Thine are we,
David, and on thy side, thou son of
Jesse: peace, peace be unto thee, and
peace be to thine helpers; for thy
God helpeth thee.

***
Romans 12:19-21

    19 Dearly beloved, avenge not
yourselves, but rather give place
unto wrath: for it is written,
Vengeance is mine; I will repay,
saith the Lord.

    20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger,
feed him; if he thirst, give him
drink: for in so doing thou shalt
heap coals of fire on his head.

    21 Be not overcome of evil, but
overcome evil with good.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 401:1-4


    (Mortal mind not a healer)
    Any human error is its own enemy, and works against itself; it does nothing in the right direction and much in the wrong.

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


    (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. Only in this way can we bless our enemies, though they may not so construe our words.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 234:12


    (Hospitality to health and good)
    We should love our enemies and help them on the basis of the Golden Rule; but avoid casting pearls before those who trample them under foot, thereby robbing both themselves and others.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 266:6


    (Uses of adversity)
    Would existence without personal friends be to you a blank? Then the time will come when you will be solitary, left without sympathy; but this seeming vacuum is already filled with divine Love. When this hour of development comes, even if you cling to a sense of personal joys, spiritual Love will force you to accept what best promotes your growth. Friends will betray and enemies will slander, until the lesson is sufficient to exalt you; for "man's extremity is God's opportunity." The author has experienced the foregoing prophecy and its blessings. Thus He teaches mortals to lay down their fleshliness and gain spirituality. This is done through self-abnegation. Universal Love is the divine way in Christian Science.


Section 6


Psalm 79:9,11

    9 Help us, O God of our salvation,
for the glory of thy name: and deliver
us, and purge away our sins, for thy
name's sake.

    11 Let the sighing of the prisoner
come before thee; according to the
greatness of thy power preserve thou
those that are appointed to die;

***
Revelation 7:13-17

    13 And one of the elders answered,
saying unto me, What are these which
are arrayed in white robes? and
whence came they?

    14 And I said unto him, Sir, thou
knowest. And he said to me, These are
they which came out of great
tribulation, and have washed their
robes, and made them white in the
blood of the Lamb.

    15 Therefore are they before the
throne of God, and serve him day and
night in his temple: and he that
sitteth on the throne shall dwell
among them.

    16 They shall hunger no more,
neither thirst any more; neither
shall the sun light on them, nor any
heat.

    17 For the Lamb which is in the
midst of the throne shall feed them,
and shall lead them unto living
fountains of waters: and God shall
wipe away all tears from their eyes.

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


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

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 151:17


    (Man governed by Mind)
    Mortal belief says that death has been occasioned by fright. Fear never stopped being and its action. The blood, heart, lungs, brain, etc., have nothing to do with Life, God. Every function of the real man is governed by the divine Mind. The human mind has no power to kill or to cure, and it has no control over God's man. 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. The straight and narrow way is to see and acknowledge this fact, yield to this power, and follow the leadings of truth.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 428:3


    (Vision opening)
    Life is real, and death is the illusion. A demonstration of the facts of Soul in Jesus' way resolves the dark visions of material sense into harmony and immortality. Man's privilege at this supreme moment is to prove the words of our Master: "If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death." To divest thought of false trusts and material evidences in order that the spiritual facts of being may appear, - this is the great attainment by means of which we shall sweep away the false and give place to the true. Thus we may establish in truth the temple, or body, "whose builder and maker is God."

Subheadings in this lesson

24 1 - Allness of Truth
24 1 - Faith according to works
24 1 - Love's endowment
24 1 - Higher hope
24 2 - Deep-reaching interrogations
24 2 - Suicide and sin
24 2 - Condition of progress
24 2 - Discontent with life
24 2 - Man's entity spiritual
24 2 - Understanding versus belief
24 3 - Accidents unknown to God
24 3 - Sense versus Soul
24 3 - Remedy for accidents
24 3 - Christian history
24 4 - Arena of contest
24 4 - Millennial glory
24 4 - The Mind creative
24 4 - Christ the great physician
24 4 - Divine providence
24 5 - Mortal mind not a healer
24 5 - Rebukes helpful
24 5 - Hospitality to health and good
24 5 - Uses of adversity
24 6 - Ancient and modern miracles
24 6 - Man governed by Mind
24 6 - Vision opening


June 11,1905

Subject: 25

IS THE UNIVERSE, INCLUDING MAN, EVOLVED BY ATOMIC FORCE?

o3oo



-- Golden Text --

Romans 11:33,36

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

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


Responsive Reading


Jeremiah 4:1-3,21-29

    1 If thou wilt return, O Israel,
saith the Lord, return unto me: and
if thou wilt put away thine
abominations out of my sight, then
shalt thou not remove.

    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.

    3 #For thus saith the Lord to the
men of Judah and Jerusalem, Break up
your fallow ground, and sow not among
thorns.

    21 How long shall I see the
standard, and hear the sound of the
trumpet?

    22 For my people is foolish, they
have not known me; they are sottish
children, and they have none
understanding: they are wise to do
evil, but to do good they have no
knowledge.

    23 I beheld the earth, and, lo, it
was without form, and void; and the
heavens, and they had no light.

    24 I beheld the mountains, and, lo,
they trembled, and all the hills
moved lightly.

    25 I beheld, and, lo, there was no
man, and all the birds of the heavens
were fled.

    26 I beheld, and, lo, the fruitful
place was a wilderness, and all the
cities thereof were broken down at
the presence of the Lord, and by his
fierce anger.

    27 For thus hath the Lord said, The
whole land shall be desolate; yet
will I not make a full end.

    28 For this shall the earth mourn,
and the heavens above be black:
because I have spoken it, I have
purposed it, and will not repent,
neither will I turn back from it.

    29 The whole city shall flee for
the noise of the horsemen and bowmen;
they shall go into thickets, and
climb up upon the rocks: every city
shall be forsaken, and not a man
dwell therein.


Section 1


Genesis 1:1,2,7

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

    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.

    7 And God made the firmament, and
divided the waters which were under
the firmament from the waters which
were above the firmament: and it was
so.

***
Proverbs 3:19

    19 The Lord by wisdom hath founded
the earth; by understanding hath he
established the heavens.
Proverbs 8:14,22-24

    14 Counsel is mine, and sound
wisdom: I am understanding; I have
strength.

    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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 467:29-3

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


    (Sinlessness of Mind, Soul)
    Reasoning from cause to effect in the Science of Mind, we begin with Mind, which must be understood through the idea which expresses it and cannot be learned from its opposite, matter. Thus we arrive at Truth, or intelligence, which evolves its own unerring idea and never can be coordinate with human illusions.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 275:20


    (The divine completeness)
    Divine metaphysics, as revealed to spiritual understanding, shows clearly that all is Mind, and that Mind is God, omnipotence, omnipresence, omniscience, - that is, all power, all presence, all Science. Hence all is in reality the manifestation of Mind.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 303:8-16

    (Mental propagation)
    The minutiae of lesser individualities reflect the one divine individuality and are comprehended in and formed by Spirit, not by material sensation. Whatever reflects Mind, Life, Truth, and Love, is spiritually conceived and brought forth; but the statement that man is conceived and evolved both spiritually and materially, or by both God and man, contradicts this eternal truth. All the vanity of the ages can never make both these contraries true.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 205:12


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

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 124:14-24


    (Right interpretation)
    The universe, like man, is to be interpreted by Science from its divine Principle, God, and then it can be understood; but when explained on the basis of physical sense and represented as subject to growth, maturity, and decay, the universe, like man, is, and must continue to be, an enigma.
    (All force mental)
    Adhesion, cohesion, and attraction are properties of Mind. They belong to divine Principle, and support the equipoise of that thought-force, which launched the earth in its orbit and said to the proud wave, "Thus far and no farther."


Section 2


Genesis 2:9,16,17

    9 And out of the ground made the
Lord God to grow every tree that is
pleasant to the sight, and good for
food; the tree of life also in the
midst of the garden, and the tree of
knowledge of good and evil.

    16 And the Lord God commanded the
man, saying, Of every tree of the
garden thou mayest freely eat:

    17 But of the tree of the knowledge
of good and evil, thou shalt not eat
of it: for in the day that thou
eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

Genesis 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.

***
Proverbs 9:17,18

    17 Stolen waters are sweet, and
bread eaten in secret is pleasant.

    18 But he knoweth not that the dead
are there; and that her guests are in
the depths of hell.

***
Hosea 10:13

    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.

***
Matthew 12:33,35

    33 Either make the tree good, and
his fruit good; or else make the tree
corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for
the tree is known by his fruit.

    35 A good man out of the good
treasure of the heart bringeth forth
good things: and an evil man out of
the evil treasure bringeth forth evil
things.

***
Romans 7:7,10

    7 What shall we say then? Is the
law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not
known sin, but by the law: for I had
not known lust, except the law had
said, Thou shalt not covet.

    10 And the commandment, which was
ordained to life, I found to be unto
death.

590:20-4 Chapter 17: Glossary
(LORD GOD)

    LORD GOD. Jehovah.
    This double term is not used in the first chapter of Genesis, the record of spiritual creation. It is introduced in the second and following chapters, when the spiritual sense of God and of infinity is disappearing from the recorder's thought, - when the true scientific statements of the Scriptures become clouded through a physical sense of God as finite and corporeal. From this follow idolatry and mythology, - belief in many gods, or material intelligences, as the opposite of the one Spirit, or intelligence, named Elohim, or God.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 532:5,17-18


    (Progeny cursed)
    All human knowledge and material sense must be gained from the five corporeal senses. Is this knowledge safe, when eating its first fruits brought death? "In the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die," was the prediction in the story under consideration. Adam and his progeny were cursed, not blessed; and this indicates that the divine Spirit, or Father, condemns material man and remands him to dust.
    (Shame the effect of sin)
    Knowledge and pleasure, evolved through material sense, produced the immediate fruits of fear and shame.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 523:3-10

    (Mist, or false claim)
    Because of its false basis, the mist of obscurity evolved by error deepens the false claim, and finally declares that God knows error and that error can improve His creation. Although presenting the exact opposite of Truth, the lie claims to be truth. The creations of matter arise from a mist or false claim, or from mystification, and not from the firmament, or understanding, which God erects between the true and false.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 544:21

    (Material personality)
    The serpent is supposed to say, "Ye shall be as gods," but these gods must be evolved from materiality and be the very antipodes of immortal and spiritual being. Man is the likeness of Spirit, but a material personality is not this likeness. Therefore man, in this allegory, is neither a lesser god nor the image and likeness of the one God.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 196:1-4


    (Useful knowledge)
    If materialistic knowledge is power, it is not wisdom. It is but a blind force. Man has "sought out many inventions," but he has not yet found it true that knowledge can save him from the dire effects of knowledge.


Section 3


John 5:24,26

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

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

***
Psalm 110:4

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

***
Hebrews 5:5

    5 So also Christ glorified not
himself to be made an high priest;
but he that said unto him, Thou art
my Son, to day have I begotten thee.
Hebrews 7:3,16

    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.

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 335:18

  (- MORTAL MIND - The subjective states of error)


    (-19- Soul and Spirit one)
    Spirit is eternal, divine. Nothing but Spirit, Soul, can evolve Life, for Spirit is more than all else. Because Soul is immortal, it does not exist in mortality. Soul must be incorporeal to be Spirit, for Spirit is not finite. Only by losing the false sense of Soul can we gain the eternal unfolding of Life as immortality brought to light.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 25:13-17


    (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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 334:24-28(to ")

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


    (-16- Eternity of the Christ)
    The Revelator represents the Son of man as saying (Revelation i. 17, 18): "I am the first and the last: I am he that liveth, and was dead [not understood]; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, [Science has explained me]."

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 545:10-15


    (Mental tillage)
    Man, created by God, was given dominion over the whole earth. The notion of a material universe is utterly opposed to the theory of man as evolved from Mind. Such fundamental errors send falsity into all human doctrines and conclusions, and do not accord infinity to Deity.


Section 4


Genesis 4:6,7

    6 And the Lord said unto Cain, Why
art thou wroth? and why is thy
countenance fallen?

    7 If thou doest well, shalt thou
not be accepted? and if thou doest
not well, sin lieth at the door. And
unto thee shall be his desire, and
thou shalt rule over him.

***
James 1:14,15

    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.

***
Psalm 89:46-48

    46 How long, Lord? wilt thou hide
thyself for ever? shall thy wrath
burn like fire?

    47 Remember how short my time is:
wherefore hast thou made all men in
vain?

    48 What man is he that liveth, and
shall not see death? shall he deliver
his soul from the hand of the grave?

***
Isaiah 24:3,4

    3 The land shall be utterly
emptied, and utterly spoiled: for the
Lord hath spoken this word.

    4 The earth mourneth and fadeth
away, the world languisheth and
fadeth away, the haughty people of
the earth do languish.

***
Matthew 13:12

    12 For whosoever hath, to him shall
be given, and he shall have more
abundance: but whosoever hath not,
from him shall be taken away even
that he hath.

***
I Chronicles 16:26

    26 For all the gods of the people
are idols: but the Lord made the
heavens.

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


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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 547:19,25


    (Embryonic evolution)
    Material evolution implies that the great First Cause must become material, and afterwards must either return to Mind or go down into dust and nothingness.
    (True theory of the universe)
    The true theory of the universe, including man, is not in material history but in spiritual development. Inspired thought relinquishes a material, sensual, and mortal theory of the universe, and adopts the spiritual and immortal.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 260:19


    (Requisite change of our ideals)
    Mortals must change their ideals in order to improve their models. A sick body is evolved from sick thoughts. Sickness, disease, and death proceed from fear. Sensualism evolves bad physical and moral conditions.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 189:15-18,25


    (Ascending the scale)
    We call the body material; but it is as truly mortal mind, according to its degree, as is the material brain which is supposed to furnish the evidence of all mortal thought or things.
    (Human reproduction)
    From mortal mind comes the reproduction of the species, - first the belief of inanimate, and then of animate matter. According to mortal thought, the development of embryonic mortal mind commences in the lower, basal portion of the brain, and goes on in an ascending scale by evolution, keeping always in the direct line of matter, for matter is the subjective condition of mortal mind.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 551:9


    (The ascent of species)
    One distinguished naturalist argues that mortals spring from eggs and in races. Mr. Darwin admits this, but he adds that mankind has ascended through all the lower grades of existence. Evolution describes the gradations of human belief, but it does not acknowledge the method of divine Mind, nor see that material methods are impossible in divine Science and that all Science is of God, not of man.


Section 5


Psalm 9:1,2,4

    1 I will praise thee, O Lord, with
my whole heart; I will shew forth all
thy marvellous works.

    2 I will be glad and rejoice in
thee: I will sing praise to thy name,
O thou most High.

    4 For thou hast maintained my right
and my cause; thou satest in the
throne judging right.

***
Isaiah 45:18,19

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

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

***
Matthew 22:29-32

    29 Jesus answered and said unto
them, Ye do err, not knowing the
scriptures, nor the power of God.

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

    31 But as touching the resurrection
of the dead, have ye not read that
which was spoken unto you by God,
saying,

    32 I am the God of Abraham, and the
God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob?
God is not the God of the dead, but
of the living.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 135:9


    (Lawful wonders) Spiritual evolution alone is worthy of the exercise of divine power.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 295:5


    (Mortals unlike immortals)
    God creates and governs the universe, including man. The universe is filled with spiritual ideas, which He evolves, and they are obedient to the Mind that makes them. Mortal mind would transform the spiritual into the material, and then recover man's original self in order to escape from the mortality of this error. 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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 475:28-1

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


    (Man unfallen)
    Man is incapable of sin, sickness, and death. The real man cannot depart from holiness, nor can God, by whom man is evolved, engender the capacity or freedom to sin. A mortal sinner is not God's man.

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 68:27-5


    (God's creation intact)
    Christian Science presents unfoldment, not accretion; it manifests no material growth from molecule to mind, but an impartation of the divine Mind to man and the universe. 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.


Section 6


Genesis 1:31

    31 And God saw every thing that he
had made, and, behold, it was very
good. And the evening and the morning
were the sixth day.
Genesis 2:1,2

    1 Thus the heavens and the earth
were finished, and all the host of
them.

    2 And on the seventh day God ended
his work which he had made; and he
rested on the seventh day from all
his work which he had made.

***
Revelation 10:5,6

    5 And the angel which I saw stand
upon the sea and upon the earth
lifted up his hand to heaven,

    6 And sware by him that liveth for
ever and ever, who created heaven, and
the things that therein are, and the
earth, and the things that therein
are, and the sea, and the things
which are therein, that there should
be time no longer:
Revelation 16:17,20

    17 And the seventh angel poured out
his vial into the air; and there came
a great voice out of the temple of
heaven, from the throne, saying, It
is done.

    20 And every island fled away, and
the mountains were not found.

***
II Peter 3:13

    13 Nevertheless we, according to
his promise, look for new heavens and
a new earth, wherein dwelleth
righteousness.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 267:8


    (The infinitude of God)
    It is generally conceded that God is Father, eternal, self-created, infinite. If this is so, the forever Father must have had children prior to Adam. The great I AM made all "that was made." Hence man and the spiritual universe coexist with God.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 264:32-5

    (Godward gravitation)
    The universe of Spirit is peopled with spiritual beings, and its government is divine Science. Man is the offspring, not of the lowest, but of the highest qualities of Mind. Man understands spiritual existence in proportion as his treasures of Truth and Love are enlarged.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 520:10


    (Love and man coexistent)
    The numerals of infinity, called seven days, can never be reckoned according to the calendar of time. These days will appear as mortality disappears, and they will reveal eternity, newness of Life, in which all sense of error forever disappears and thought accepts the divine infinite calculus.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 556:3

    (Genera classified)
    Vertebrata, articulata, mollusca, and radiata are mortal and material concepts classified, and are supposed to possess life and mind. These false beliefs will disappear, when the radiation of Spirit destroys forever all belief in intelligent matter. Then will the new heaven and new earth appear, for the former things will have passed away.

Subheadings in this lesson

25 1 - Sinlessness of Mind, Soul
25 1 - The divine completeness
25 1 - Mental propagation
25 1 - Creation perfect
25 1 - Right interpretation
25 1 - All force mental
25 2 - Progeny cursed
25 2 - Shame the effect of sin
25 2 - Mist, or false claim
25 2 - Material personality
25 2 - Useful knowledge
25 3 - -19- Soul and Spirit one
25 3 - Effective triumph
25 3 - -16- Eternity of the Christ
25 3 - Mental tillage
25 4 - Anthropomorphism
25 4 - Embryonic evolution
25 4 - True theory of the universe
25 4 - Requisite change of our ideals
25 4 - Ascending the scale
25 4 - Human reproduction
25 4 - The ascent of species
25 5 - Lawful wonders
25 5 - Mortals unlike immortals
25 5 - Man unfallen
25 5 - God's creation intact
25 6 - The infinitude of God
25 6 - Godward gravitation
25 6 - Love and man coexistent
25 6 - Genera classified


June 18,1905

Subject: 26

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE.

3ooo



-- Golden Text --

Isaiah 29:24

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


Responsive Reading


Isaiah 28:5,6,10-17

    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.

    10 For precept must be upon
precept, precept upon precept; line
upon line, line upon line; here a
little, and there a little:

    11 For with stammering lips and
another tongue will he speak to this
people.

    12 To whom he said, This is the
rest wherewith ye may cause the weary
to rest; and this is the refreshing:
yet they would not hear.

    13 But the word of the Lord was
unto them precept upon precept,
precept upon precept; line upon line,
line upon line; here a little, and
there a little; that they might go,
and fall backward, and be broken, and
snared, and taken.

    14 #Wherefore hear the word of the
Lord, ye scornful men, that rule this
people which is in Jerusalem.

    15 Because ye have said, We have
made a covenant with death, and with
hell are we at agreement; when the
overflowing scourge shall pass
through, it shall not come unto us:
for we have made lies our refuge, and
under falsehood have we hid
ourselves:

    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.


Section 1


Isaiah 29:11-14,18,19,24

    11 And the vision of all is become
unto you as the words of a book that
is sealed, which men deliver to one
that is learned, saying, Read this, I
pray thee: and he saith, I cannot;
for it is sealed:

    12 And the book is delivered to him
that is not learned, saying, Read
this, I pray thee: and he saith, I am
not learned.

    13 #Wherefore the Lord said,
Forasmuch as this people draw near me
with their mouth, and with their lips
do honour me, but have removed their
heart far from me, and their fear
toward me is taught by the precept of
men:

    14 Therefore, behold, I will
proceed to do a marvellous work among
this people, even a marvellous work
and a wonder: for the wisdom of their
wise men shall perish, and the
understanding of their prudent men
shall be hid.

    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.

***
Jeremiah 31:33,34

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

    34 And they shall teach no more
every man his neighbour, and every
man his brother, saying, Know the
Lord: for they shall all know me,
from the least of them unto the
greatest of them, saith the Lord: for
I will forgive their iniquity, and I
will remember their sin no more.

***
John 6:45

    45 It is written in the prophets,
And they shall be all taught of God.
Every man therefore that hath heard,
and hath learned of the Father,
cometh unto me.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 358:9-11


    (Scientific and Biblical facts)
    Christian Science, understood, coincides with the Scriptures, and sustains logically and demonstratively every point it presents.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 511:11-13


    (Darkness scattered)
    In divine Science, which is the seal of Deity and has the impress of heaven, God is revealed as infinite light.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 483:13

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


    (Terms adopted by the author)
    After the author's sacred discovery, she affixed the name "Science" to Christianity, the name "error" to corporeal sense, and the name "substance" to Mind. Science has called the world to battle over this issue and its demonstration, which heals the sick, destroys error, and reveals the universal harmony. To those natural Christian Scientists, the ancient worthies, and to Christ Jesus, God certainly revealed the spirit of Christian Science, if not the absolute letter.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 110:13


    (Scriptural foundations)
    In following these leadings of scientific revelation, the Bible was my only textbook. The Scriptures were illumined; reason and revelation were reconciled, and afterwards the truth of Christian Science was demonstrated. No human pen nor tongue taught me the Science contained in this book, SCIENCE AND HEALTH; and neither tongue nor pen can overthrow it. This book may be distorted by shallow criticism or by careless or malicious students, and its ideas may be temporarily abused and misrepresented; but the Science and truth therein will forever remain to be discerned and demonstrated.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 456:25


    (This volume indispensable)
    A Christian Scientist requires my work SCIENCE AND HEALTH for his textbook, and so do all his students and patients. Why? First: Because it is the voice of Truth to this age, and contains the full statement of Christian Science, or the Science of healing through Mind. Second: Because it was the first book known, containing a thorough statement of Christian Science. Hence it gave the first rules for demonstrating this Science, and registered the revealed Truth uncontaminated by human hypotheses. Other works, which have borrowed from this book without giving it credit, have adulterated the Science. Third: Because this book has done more for teacher and student, for healer and patient, than has been accomplished by other books.


Section 2


Matthew 7:18

    18 A good tree cannot bring forth
evil fruit, neither can a corrupt
tree bring forth good fruit.

***
II Corinthians 13:5

    5 Examine yourselves, whether ye be
in the faith; prove your own selves.
Know ye not your own selves, how that
Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be
reprobates?

***
Ephesians 5:6-10

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

    7 Be not ye therefore partakers
with them.

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

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

    10 Proving what is acceptable unto
the Lord.

***
Mark 16:17,18

    17 And these signs shall follow
them that believe; In my name shall
they cast out devils; they shall
speak with new tongues;

    18 They shall take up serpents; and
if they drink any deadly thing, it
shall not hurt them; they shall lay
hands on the sick, and they shall
recover.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 135:21


    (The unity of Science and Christianity)
    It has been said, and truly, that Christianity must be Science, and Science must be Christianity, else one or the other is false and useless; but neither is unimportant or untrue, and they are alike in demonstration. This proves the one to be identical with the other. Christianity as Jesus taught it was not a creed, nor a system of ceremonies, nor a special gift from a ritualistic Jehovah; but it was the demonstration of divine Love casting out error and healing the sick, not merely in the name of Christ, or Truth, but in demonstration of Truth, as must be the case in the cycles of divine light.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 272:19-25


    (Unspiritual contrasts)
    It is the spiritualization of thought and Christianization of daily life, in contrast with the results of the ghastly farce of material existence; it is chastity and purity, in contrast with the downward tendencies and earthward gravitation of sensualism and impurity, which really attest the divine origin and operation of Christian Science.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 147:24


    (A definite rule discovered)
    Our Master healed the sick, practised Christian healing, and taught the generalities of its divine Principle to his students; but he left no definite rule for demonstrating this Principle of healing and preventing disease. This rule remained to be discovered in Christian Science. A pure affection takes form in goodness, but Science alone reveals the divine Principle of goodness and demonstrates its rules.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 149:29

    (Tests in our day)
    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.


Section 3


Jeremiah 17:9

    9 #The heart is deceitful above all
things, and desperately wicked: who
can know it?
Jeremiah 9:13-15

    13 And the Lord saith, Because they
have forsaken my law which I set
before them, and have not obeyed my
voice, neither walked therein;

    14 But have walked after the
imagination of their own heart, and
after Baalim, which their fathers
taught them:

    15 Therefore thus saith the Lord of
hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I
will feed them, even this people,
with wormwood, and give them water of
gall to drink.

***
Acts 8:18-23

    18 And when Simon saw that through
laying on of the apostles' hands the
Holy Ghost was given, he offered them
money,

    19 Saying, Give me also this power,
that on whomsoever I lay hands, he
may receive the Holy Ghost.

    20 But Peter said unto him, Thy
money perish with thee, because thou
hast thought that the gift of God may
be purchased with money.

    21 Thou hast neither part nor lot
in this matter: for thy heart is not
right in the sight of God.

    22 Repent therefore of this thy
wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps
the thought of thine heart may be
forgiven thee.

    23 For I perceive that thou art in
the gall of bitterness, and in the
bond of iniquity.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 312:1-4


    (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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 273:10

    (Science versus sense)
    Divine Science reverses the false testimony of the material senses, and thus tears away the foundations of error. Hence the enmity between Science and the senses, and the impossibility of attaining perfect understanding till the errors of sense are eliminated.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 445:19


    (Divine energy)
    Christian Science silences human will, quiets fear with Truth and Love, and illustrates the unlabored motion of the divine energy in healing the sick. Self-seeking, envy, passion, pride, hatred, and revenge are cast out by the divine Mind which heals disease. The human will which maketh and worketh a lie, hiding the divine Principle of harmony, is destructive to health, and is the cause of disease rather than its cure.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 298:8-15


    (Truth's witness)
    What is termed material sense can report only a mortal temporary sense of things, whereas spiritual sense can bear witness only to Truth. To material sense, the unreal is the real until this sense is corrected by Christian Science.
    Spiritual sense, contradicting the material senses, involves intuition, hope, faith, understanding, fruition, reality.

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.


Section 4


Psalm 33:11

    11 The counsel of the Lord standeth
for ever, the thoughts of his heart
to all generations.

***
Proverbs 8:1,18,20,21

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

    18 Riches and honour are with me;
yea, durable riches and
righteousness.

    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.

***
Psalm 102:25-27

    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.

***
Revelation 1:8

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

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 414:23-25


    (Cure of insanity)
    Christian Science declares that Mind is substance, also that matter neither feels, suffers, nor enjoys.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 278:32


    (Substance is Spirit)
    Which ought to be substance to us, - the erring, changing, and dying, the mutable and mortal, or the unerring, immutable, and immortal? A New Testament writer plainly describes faith, a quality of mind, as "the substance of things hoped for."

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 349:31


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 274:3-7,12-17


    (Material knowledge illusive) Unnecessary knowledge gained from the five senses is only temporal, - the conception of mortal mind, the offspring of sense, not of Soul, Spirit, - and symbolizes all that is evil and perishable.
    (Five senses deceptive)
    The senses of Spirit abide in Love, and they demonstrate Truth and Life. Hence Christianity and the Science which expounds it are based on spiritual understanding, and they supersede the so-called laws of matter. Jesus demonstrated this great verity.

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.


Section 5


Malachi 4:2(to ;)

    2 #But unto you that fear my name
shall the Sun of righteousness arise
with healing in his wings;

***
Luke 7:19-22

    19 #And John calling unto him two
of his disciples sent them to Jesus,
saying, Art thou he that should come?
or look we for another?

    20 When the men were come unto him,
they said, John Baptist hath sent us
unto thee, saying, Art thou he that
should come? or look we for another?

    21 And in that same hour he cured
many of their infirmities and
plagues, and of evil spirits; and
unto many that were blind he gave
sight.

    22 Then Jesus answering said unto
them, Go your way, and tell John what
things ye have seen and heard; how
that the blind see, the lame walk,
the lepers are cleansed, the deaf
hear, the dead are raised, to the
poor the gospel is preached.
Luke 9:1,10,11

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

    10 #And the apostles, when they
were returned, told him all that they
had done. And he took them, and went
aside privately into a desert place
belonging to the city called
Bethsaida.

    11 And the people, when they knew
it, followed him: and he received
them, and spake unto them of the
kingdom of God, and healed them that
had need of healing.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 337:29-1

  (- MORTAL MIND - Death)


    (-28- Truth demonstrated)
    XXVIII. Subject sickness, sin, and death to the rule of health and holiness in Christian Science, and you ascertain that this Science is demonstrably true, for it heals the sick and sinning as no other system can.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 347:14


    (Essential element of Christianity)
    Christ, as the spiritual or true idea of God, comes now as of old, preaching the gospel to the poor, healing the sick, and casting out evils. Is it error which is restoring an essential element of Christianity, - namely, apostolic, divine healing? No; it is the Science of Christianity which is restoring it, and is the light shining in darkness, which the darkness comprehends not.

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"?

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 344:19

    (The one divine method)
    There are various methods of treating disease, which are not included in the commonly accepted systems; but there is only one which should be presented to the whole world, and that is the Christian Science which Jesus preached and practised and left to us as his rich legacy.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 462:1


    (Rapidity of assimilation)
    Some individuals assimilate truth more readily than others, but any student, who adheres to the divine rules of Christian Science and imbibes the spirit of Christ, can demonstrate Christian Science, cast out error, heal the sick, and add continually to his store of spiritual understanding, potency, enlightenment, and success.


Section 6


Isaiah 58:6,8

    6 Is not this the fast that I have
chosen? to loose the bands of
wickedness, to undo the heavy
burdens, and to let the oppressed go
free, and that ye break every yoke?

    8 #Then shall thy light break forth
as the morning, and thine health
shall spring forth speedily: and thy
righteousness shall go before thee;
the glory of the Lord shall be thy
rereward.

***
III John 1:2,3,11

    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.

    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.

***
Jude 1:20,21

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

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

***
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.
Revelation 21:7

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

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 29:14-16


    (The Fatherhood of God)
    Those instructed in Christian Science have reached the glorious perception that God is the only author of man.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 301:6-16


    (The divine reflection)
    To himself, mortal and material man seems to be substance, but his sense of substance involves error and therefore is material, temporal.
    On the other hand, the immortal, spiritual man is really substantial, and reflects the eternal substance, or Spirit, which mortals hope for. He reflects the divine, which constitutes the only real and eternal entity. This reflection seems to mortal sense transcendental, because the spiritual man's substantiality transcends mortal vision and is revealed only through divine Science.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 490:23

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


    (True nature and origin)
    The scientifically Christian explanations of the nature and origin of man destroy all material sense with immortal testimony. This immortal testimony ushers in the spiritual sense of being, which can be obtained in no other way.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 269:9-11


    (Divine metaphysics)
    Human philosophy has made God manlike. Christian Science makes man Godlike. The first is error; the latter is truth.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 372:14-17


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

Subheadings in this lesson

26 1 - Scientific and Biblical facts
26 1 - Darkness scattered
26 1 - Terms adopted by the author
26 1 - Scriptural foundations
26 1 - This volume indispensable
26 2 - The unity of Science and Christianity
26 2 - Unspiritual contrasts
26 2 - A definite rule discovered
26 2 - Tests in our day
26 3 - Sense-dreams
26 3 - Science versus sense
26 3 - Divine energy
26 3 - Truth's witness
26 3 - The real and the unreal
26 4 - Cure of insanity
26 4 - Substance is Spirit
26 4 - Substance spiritual
26 4 - Material knowledge illusive
26 4 - Five senses deceptive
26 4 - Spiritual reflection
26 5 - -28- Truth demonstrated
26 5 - Essential element of Christianity
26 5 - Argument of good works
26 5 - The one divine method
26 5 - Rapidity of assimilation
26 6 - The Fatherhood of God
26 6 - The divine reflection
26 6 - True nature and origin
26 6 - Divine metaphysics
26 6 - Veritable success

List of all subheadings



01 1 - Elohistic plurality
01 1 - Perfection of creation
01 1 - Forgetfulness of self
01 1 - Jesus as mediator
01 2 - Material inception
01 2 - Erroneous representation
01 2 - No new creation
01 2 - Mind's true camera
01 2 - One primal cause
01 2 - Science and Christianity
01 3 - Destruction of all evil
01 3 - Salvation is through reform
01 3 - Loving God supremely
01 3 - Final destruction of error
01 4 - Belief and practice
01 4 - Health from reliance on spirituality
01 4 - Recuperation mental
01 4 - Impossible intercommunion
01 4 - Refuge and strength
01 5 - Thought-angels
01 5 - Our angelic messengers
01 5 - Rise of thought
01 5 - Angelic offices
01 6 - The divine completeness
01 6 - Mortality vanquished
01 6 - Careful guidance
01 6 - Scientific finalities
02 1 - Spiritual refreshment
02 1 - True theory of the universe
02 1 - Scriptural perception
02 1 - Godward gravitation
02 2 - The true new idea
02 2 - Efficacy of truth
02 2 - Science as foreign to all religion
02 2 - Key to the kingdom
02 2 - Help and hindrance
02 3 - Truth's witness
02 3 - Standpoints changed
02 3 - Leaven of Truth
02 4 - Life eternal and present
02 4 - Death no benefactor
02 4 - Jesus not understood
02 4 - Christ the great physician
02 5 - Redemption from selfishness
02 5 - Summit of aspiration
02 5 - Moral evils to be cast out
02 5 - Native nothingness of sin
02 5 - Fulfilment of the Law
02 6 - Rebukes helpful
02 6 - Healing primary
02 6 - Spiritual wedlock
02 6 - The last breakfast
02 6 - Spiritual Eucharist
03 1 - Mind cures hip-disease
03 1 - Stages of existence
03 1 - Spiritual offspring
03 2 - Human reflection
03 2 - Immaterial pleasure
03 2 - -11- Christ Jesus
03 2 - -12- Messiah or Christ
03 2 - Life eternal and present
03 3 - Divinity and humanity
03 3 - Spiritual ascension
03 3 - Pentecostal power
03 3 - New Testament basis
03 3 - Condition of progress
03 3 - Key to the kingdom
03 4 - Jesus' sinless career
03 4 - Effective triumph
03 4 - Choose ye today
03 4 - God's creation intact
03 4 - Practical religion
03 5 - The one real power
03 5 - Mental propagation
03 5 - No ecclesiastical monopoly
03 5 - Soul impeccable
03 6 - Record of error
03 6 - No temptation from God
03 6 - Knowledge and Truth
03 6 - The leaves of healing
03 6 - Our footsteps heavenward
03 6 - Real Life is God
04 1 - Vain ecstasies
04 1 - -13- The divine Principle and idea
04 1 - Christ the ideal Truth
04 1 - Salvation is through reform
04 2 - Spiritual Eucharist
04 2 - Sacred sacrament
04 2 - Heavenly supplies
04 2 - Starvation and dyspepsia
04 2 - Mind and stomach
04 2 - Divine providence
04 3 - Followers of Jesus
04 3 - Rebukes helpful
04 3 - Laws of nature spiritual
04 3 - Belief and understanding
04 3 - Native freedom
04 4 - - Tenets -
04 4 - Modern evangel
04 4 - Spirituality of Scripture
04 4 - The divine life-link
04 4 - Truth a present help
04 4 - Spiritual interpretation
04 5 - Spiritual gateway
04 5 - Justice and recompense
04 5 - Redemption from selfishness
04 5 - Divine synonyms
04 6 - Found wanting
04 6 - Scientific foreseeing
04 6 - Music, rhythm of head and heart
04 6 - The shrine celestial
05 1 - No material creation
05 1 - God invisible to the senses
05 1 - The divine reflection
05 1 - True estimate of God's messenger
05 1 - Contrasted testimony
05 1 - Angelic offices
05 2 - Mind's pure thought
05 2 - Birthright of man
05 2 - Infinity measureless
05 2 - Assistance in brotherhood
05 2 - Love and man coexistent
05 3 - Inverted images
05 3 - The armor of divinity
05 3 - Creatures of God useful
05 3 - Vials of wrath and consolation
05 3 - Spiritual wedlock
05 3 - Dragon cast down to earth
05 4 - False claims annihilated
05 4 - -26- Purity the path to perfection
05 4 - The robe of Science
05 4 - Exclusion of malpractice
05 4 - Adherence to righteousness
05 4 - Genuine healing
05 5 - Love the incentive
05 5 - Truthful arguments
05 5 - The true physician
05 5 - Speedy healing
05 5 - Eloquent silence
05 6 - Affection's demands
05 6 - The darkest hours of all
05 6 - Thoughts are things
05 6 - The true sense
05 6 - Spiritual proofs of existence
06 1 - -17- Infinite Spirit
06 1 - Omnipotence set forth
06 1 - Sensationless body
06 1 - Scientific foreknowing
06 1 - Mind's idea faultless
06 2 - Spiritual origin
06 2 - Immortal models
06 2 - No union of opposites
06 2 - Mythical pleasure
06 3 - Substance versus supposition
06 3 - Spirit versus darkness
06 3 - One government
06 3 - Incorrect theories
06 3 - No mediumship
06 3 - Begin rightly
06 3 - Fulfilment of the Law
06 4 - Spirit intangible
06 4 - Seraphic symbols
06 4 - Multiplication of pure ideas
06 4 - Misleading methods
06 4 - Assistance in brotherhood
06 5 - Spirit transforms
06 5 - Spiritual baptism
06 5 - The conflict with purity
06 6 - Patience and final perfection
06 6 - Narrow pathway
06 6 - The great conflict
06 6 - Angelic offices
07 1 - Real and unreal identity
07 1 - Soul defined
07 1 - The divine reflection
07 1 - Deformity and perfection
07 1 - Decapitation of error
07 2 - Philosophical blunders
07 2 - Sensationless body
07 2 - Strong position
07 2 - The sun and Soul
07 3 - Sense and pure Soul
07 3 - Soul imperishable
07 3 - Sin only of the flesh
07 3 - Soul impeccable
07 4 - Mankind redeemed
07 4 - Spiritual concord
07 4 - Soul and sense
07 4 - Reflection of Spirit
07 4 - Sickness as discord
07 5 - Scientific foreknowing
07 5 - The great question
07 5 - Jesus' disregard of matter
07 5 - Corporeal changes
07 5 - Health from reliance on spirituality
07 6 - Mental emancipation
07 6 - Rebukes helpful
07 6 - Sin destroyed through suffering
07 6 - Practical religion
08 1 - The divine completeness
08 1 - -32- Basis of health and immortality
08 1 - Conforming to explicit rules
08 1 - Scientific corrective
08 1 - Coping with difficulties
08 2 - The things of God are beautiful
08 2 - Definition of mortal mind
08 2 - Spiritual tangibility
08 2 - Scientific evidence
08 2 - Halfway success
08 3 - A so-called mind-cure
08 3 - This volume indispensable
08 3 - Second sight
08 3 - Cure of insanity
08 4 - Mind can destroy all ills
08 4 - What the senses originate
08 4 - One primal cause
08 4 - Seemingly independent authority
08 4 - Conquer beliefs and fears
08 5 - One basis for all sickness
08 5 - Confirmatory tests
08 5 - The struggle and victory
08 5 - Mystery of godliness
08 5 - Absent patients
08 5 - Matter is not inflamed
08 5 - Mortality vanquished
08 6 - Fallacious hypotheses
08 6 - Spiritual insight
08 6 - Undesirable records
08 6 - Infinity's reflection
08 6 - Salvation and probation
09 1 - Jesus the Scientist
09 1 - The true sonship
09 1 - -13- The divine Principle and idea
09 1 - Choose ye today
09 2 - The Christ-element
09 2 - Example for our salvation
09 2 - The traitor's conspiracy
09 2 - Bearing our sins
09 3 - Jesus' disregard of matter
09 3 - Physicians' privilege
09 3 - Jesus and hypnotism
09 4 - Effective triumph
09 4 - Jesus not God
09 4 - Jesus not understood
09 4 - Hypocrisy condemned
09 4 - Biblical foundations
09 4 - Doubting disciples
09 5 - No material law
09 5 - Divine victory
09 5 - Jesus the way-shower
09 5 - Standard of liberty
09 5 - Human reconciliation
09 6 - The one anointed
09 6 - No ecclesiastical monopoly
09 6 - The royally divine gates
09 6 - The city of our God
09 6 - The conflict with purity
10 1 - Man linked with Spirit
10 1 - Material body never God's idea
10 1 - Mixed testimony
10 1 - Divine allness
10 1 - Error unveiled
10 1 - Servants and masters
10 1 - Matter versus Spirit
10 2 - The infinitude of God
10 2 - One primal cause
10 2 - Man reflects God
10 2 - -24- God the parent Mind
10 2 - Indestructible being
10 3 - Our physical insensibility to Spirit
10 3 - The human counterfeit
10 3 - Spiritual thoughts
10 3 - Spiritual freedom
10 3 - Man never less than man
10 3 - Dwelling in dreamland
10 4 - Inverted images
10 4 - Resist to the end
10 4 - Righteous rebellion
10 4 - Benefit of philanthropy
10 4 - Birth and death unreal
10 4 - Life only in Spirit
10 5 - Scientific finalities
10 5 - Man's genuine being
10 5 - Desire for holiness
10 5 - Forgetfulness of self
10 5 - Scientific purgation
10 6 - Growth is from Mind
10 6 - The shrine celestial
10 6 - Present salvation
10 6 - Standpoints changed
10 6 - Immaterial pleasure
11 1 - Spiritual synonyms
11 1 - Judaism antipathetic
11 1 - Priestly learning
11 1 - Substance versus supposition
11 1 - Substance is Spirit
11 1 - Matter is not substance
11 1 - Substance spiritual
11 2 - The divine reflection
11 2 - Inverted images and ideas
11 2 - The bodily resurrection
11 3 - -18- The only substance
11 3 - Substance is Spirit
11 3 - Advancement by sacrifice
11 3 - Soul impeccable
11 3 - Man's entity
11 4 - Spiritual Eucharist
11 4 - Spirit the starting-point
11 4 - Sense-dreams
11 4 - Sacred sacrament
11 4 - Spiritual refreshment
11 4 - Heavenly supplies
11 4 - Christ the great physician
11 5 - True theory of the universe
11 5 - Scriptural perception
11 5 - Efficacy of truth
11 5 - Crumbs of comfort
11 5 - Receptive hearts
11 6 - Spiritual synonyms
11 6 - New earth and no more sea
11 6 - Man's present possibilities
11 6 - Salvation and probation
12 1 - Error unveiled
12 1 - Individualization
12 1 - Mist, or false claim
12 1 - The things of God are beautiful
12 1 - Chaos and darkness
12 2 - Like evolving like
12 2 - Rejected theories
12 2 - Dragon cast down to earth
12 2 - Judgment on error
12 3 - Spirit the starting-point
12 3 - Death but an illusion
12 3 - Spiritual offspring
12 3 - Sense-dreams
12 3 - Living temple
12 3 - Christian standard
12 4 - Unhesitating decision
12 4 - Jesus' disregard of matter
12 4 - Mythology and materia medica
12 4 - Beliefs illusive
12 4 - Salvation is through reform
12 5 - Spirit the one Ego
12 5 - A dream vanishing
12 5 - Spiritual existence the one fact
12 5 - Essential element of Christianity
12 6 - Spiritual baptism
12 6 - -32- Basis of health and immortality
12 6 - The true new idea
12 6 - Standpoint revealed
12 6 - Childlike receptivity
13 1 - -20- The one divine Mind
13 1 - Unrealities that seem real
13 1 - God and His image
13 1 - God's allness learned
13 2 - The divine life-link
13 2 - Modern evangel
13 2 - Permanent sensibility
13 2 - Vapor and nothingness
13 3 - Essential element of Christianity
13 3 - Choose ye today
13 3 - Spiritual government
13 3 - The one only way
13 4 - Prophetic ignorance
13 4 - New era in Jesus
13 4 - The real and the unreal
13 4 - Veritable success
13 4 - Disease far more docile than iniquity
13 5 - Faith higher than belief
13 5 - Causation mental
13 5 - The serpent of error
13 5 - Healing early lost
13 5 - Divine authority
13 6 - Nearness of Deity
13 6 - Vials of wrath and consolation
13 6 - The city foursquare
13 6 - The royally divine gates
13 6 - The city of our God
14 1 - Human power a blind force
14 1 - The one real power
14 1 - Impossible intercommunion
14 1 - Powerless promises
14 1 - Truth's ordeal
14 1 - Impossible coalescence
14 1 - Will-power an animal propensity
14 2 - The human counterfeit
14 2 - False claims annihilated
14 2 - Basis of true religion
14 2 - Benevolence hindered
14 2 - Divine energy
14 3 - Ignorant idolatry
14 3 - Christian history
14 3 - Cramping systems
14 3 - Higher law ends bondage
14 3 - How healing was lost
14 4 - Fear of the serpent overcome
14 4 - Leprosy healed
14 4 - Sublime summary
14 5 - Real and unreal identity
14 5 - Proof by induction
14 5 - No temptation from God
14 5 - Subordination of evil
14 5 - The divine standard of perfection
14 5 - Perceiving the divine image
14 6 - Confusion confounded
14 6 - Sense-dreams
14 6 - Divine synonyms
14 6 - Superstition obsolete
14 6 - All evil unnatural
15 1 - -31- Evil not produced by God
15 1 - No baneful creation
15 1 - Spiritual thoughts
15 1 - Darkness scattered
15 2 - Scientific consistency
15 2 - Animal magnetism destroyed
15 2 - Sickness will abate
15 2 - Pure religion enthroned
15 3 - Ignorance of our rights
15 3 - Unnecessary prostration
15 3 - Contradict error
15 3 - No real disease
15 4 - Eternity of Life
15 4 - Christian standard
15 4 - A belief suicidal
15 5 - The fruit forbidden
15 5 - Vapor and nothingness
15 5 - Arena of contest
15 5 - Millennial glory
15 5 - Key to the kingdom
15 6 - Mortals are not immortals
15 6 - -30- Divine pardon
15 6 - -32- Basis of health and immortality
15 6 - Deflection of being
16 1 - A mortal not man
16 1 - The infinitude of God
16 1 - Ideas and identities
16 1 - Divinity not childless
16 1 - Indestructible relationship
16 1 - Spiritual existence the one fact
16 2 - Material personality
16 2 - Primitive error
16 2 - The man of anatomy and of theology
16 2 - The fruit forbidden
16 2 - Mist, or false claim
16 3 - Rebukes helpful
16 3 - Mockery of truth
16 3 - Sonship of Jesus
16 3 - The holy struggle
16 3 - Death outdone
16 3 - Life-power indestructible
16 4 - Divine oneness
16 4 - Bearing our sins
16 4 - Christ's demonstration
16 4 - Proof in practice
16 5 - Human reconciliation
16 5 - Jesus as mediator
16 5 - Spiritual government
16 5 - Immortal man
16 5 - The stone rolled away
16 6 - Beatific presence
16 6 - Godward gravitation
16 6 - God's man discerned
16 6 - Eternal man recognized
17 1 - Exercise of Mind faculties
17 1 - Christian standard
17 1 - Life not contingent on matter
17 1 - Bruising sin's head
17 1 - Beatific presence
17 2 - Man unfallen
17 2 - Life not contingent on matter
17 2 - Mortality vanquished
17 2 - Death but an illusion
17 2 - Spiritual offspring
17 3 - The tares and wheat
17 3 - Evident impossibilities
17 3 - One primal cause
17 3 - Mortality vanquished
17 3 - Full fruitage yet to come
17 4 - Thought-angels
17 4 - Our angelic messengers
17 4 - Immortal memory
17 4 - Perfect models
17 5 - Scientific purgation
17 5 - Justice and recompense
17 5 - The gold and dross
17 5 - Mental conspirators
17 5 - Cumulative repentance
17 5 - Second death
17 6 - Sin is punished
17 6 - Salvation and probation
17 6 - The last breakfast
17 6 - Spiritual ascension
17 6 - Final destruction of error
17 6 - Promise perpetual
18 1 - Sin or fear the root of sickness
18 1 - Cumulative repentance
18 1 - Cleansing the mind
18 1 - Righteous retribution
18 1 - Divine study
18 1 - The thorns and flowers
18 2 - Final purpose
18 2 - Sin destroyed through suffering
18 2 - Progress demanded
18 2 - Scientific purgation
18 2 - Righteous rebellion
18 3 - Appetites to be abandoned
18 3 - Loving God supremely
18 3 - Efficacious repentance
18 3 - Error destroyed, not pardoned
18 4 - Conversion of Saul
18 4 - Moral courage
18 4 - Final purpose
18 4 - Example of the disciples
18 4 - Sin or fear the root of sickness
18 5 - Real Life is God
18 5 - -31- Evil not produced by God
18 5 - Wicked evasions
18 5 - Present salvation
18 6 - Day of judgment
18 6 - Retribution and remorse
18 6 - Charity to those opposed
18 6 - Day of judgment
19 1 - Spiritual interpretation
19 1 - Deflection of being
19 1 - The story of error
19 1 - The two records
19 1 - Inspired interpretation
19 2 - Adam and the senses
19 2 - Ever-appearing creation
19 2 - Creation reversed
19 3 - Creation's counterfeit
19 3 - Hypnotic surgery
19 3 - Scriptural allegory
19 3 - The Christian's privilege
19 3 - Ontology versus physiology
19 3 - Mental midwifery
19 4 - Knowledge of good and evil
19 4 - Error's assumption
19 4 - Progeny cursed
19 4 - Divine allness
19 5 - Spirit and flesh
19 5 - -29- Adam not ideal man
19 5 - Scientific offspring
19 5 - Mortality mythical
19 5 - God's man discerned
19 6 - Paradise regained
19 6 - Strong position
19 6 - The kingdom within
20 1 - No proof of immortality
20 1 - Mind's manifestations immortal
20 1 - Charity to those opposed
20 1 - Light and darkness
20 1 - Mental propagation
20 1 - Divinity not childless
20 2 - Erroneous conception
20 2 - Spiritual and material
20 2 - Man unfallen
20 2 - Mortals are not immortals
20 2 - Imperishable identity
20 2 - Harmony natural
20 3 - Salvation is through reform
20 3 - Faith higher than belief
20 3 - -13- The divine Principle and idea
20 3 - Disease far more docile than iniquity
20 4 - Wrestling of Jacob
20 4 - Israel the new name
20 4 - Native nothingness of sin
20 4 - Mind one and all
20 4 - Scientific ultimatum
20 5 - Homer and Moses
20 5 - Marvels and reformations
20 5 - House of bondage
20 5 - Higher law ends bondage
20 6 - The present immortality
20 6 - Spiritual idea crowned
20 6 - Eternal beauty
20 6 - Death outdone
20 6 - Life all-inclusive
20 6 - Mortal nothingness
21 1 - Two chief commands
21 1 - Soul not confined in body
21 1 - Mankind redeemed
21 2 - -26- Purity the path to perfection
21 2 - Life only in Spirit
21 2 - A clean mind and body
21 2 - Fidelity required
21 2 - Trustworthy beneficence
21 3 - The kingdom within
21 3 - The divine reflection
21 3 - Rebukes helpful
21 3 - Soul defined
21 3 - -19- Soul and Spirit one
21 4 - Matter not medicine
21 4 - Health from reliance on spirituality
21 4 - Mind destroys all ills
21 4 - Righteous rebellion
21 5 - A mortal not man
21 5 - The fall of error
21 5 - Superior law of Soul
21 5 - Spiritualized consciousness
21 5 - Corporeal changes
21 6 - A belief suicidal
21 6 - Life not contingent on matter
21 6 - Thoughts are things
21 6 - -19- Soul and Spirit one
21 6 - Vision opening
22 1 - Impossible intercommunion
22 1 - Ignorance the sign of error
22 1 - Hypnotic surgery
22 1 - Personal conclusions
22 1 - The action of faith
22 2 - Slavery abolished
22 2 - Spiritual awakening
22 2 - Animal magnetism destroyed
22 2 - House of bondage
22 2 - Higher law ends bondage
22 2 - God-given dominion
22 3 - Slavery abolished
22 3 - Temple cleansed
22 3 - Human power a blind force
22 3 - The evil of mesmerism
22 3 - Science versus hypnotism
22 4 - Animal magnetism error
22 4 - Sin or fear the root of sickness
22 4 - Wrong-doer should suffer
22 4 - Error's power imaginary
22 5 - Children and adults
22 5 - The robe of Science
22 5 - Expiation by suffering
22 5 - Sin or fear the root of sickness
22 5 - Mental conspirators
22 6 - Warfare with error
22 6 - Continuity of interest
22 6 - Murder brings its curse
22 6 - The conflict with purity
22 6 - Angelic offices
23 1 - Light preceding the sun
23 1 - Ideas and identities
23 1 - Spiritual harmony
23 1 - Inadequate theories of creation
23 2 - Spiritual firmament
23 2 - Understanding imparted
23 2 - Original reflected
23 2 - Exalted thought
23 2 - Mist, or false claim
23 2 - New earth and no more sea
23 3 - Spirit names and blesses
23 3 - Divine propagation
23 3 - Ever-appearing creation
23 3 - Rising to the light
23 3 - Spiritual freedom
23 3 - Indestructible life of man
23 3 - Spiritual proofs of existence
23 4 - Rarefaction of thought
23 4 - Spiritual ideas apprehended
23 4 - Geology a failure
23 4 - Spiritual subdivision
23 4 - Darkness scattered
23 5 - Soaring aspirations
23 5 - Seraphic symbols
23 5 - No material creation
23 5 - Spiritual thoughts
23 5 - Our angelic messengers
23 6 - Anthropomorphism
23 6 - Mind the only cause
23 6 - Human egotism
23 6 - God's creation intact
23 6 - Reflected likeness
23 6 - Love imparts beauty
24 1 - Allness of Truth
24 1 - Faith according to works
24 1 - Love's endowment
24 1 - Higher hope
24 2 - Deep-reaching interrogations
24 2 - Suicide and sin
24 2 - Condition of progress
24 2 - Discontent with life
24 2 - Man's entity spiritual
24 2 - Understanding versus belief
24 3 - Accidents unknown to God
24 3 - Sense versus Soul
24 3 - Remedy for accidents
24 3 - Christian history
24 4 - Arena of contest
24 4 - Millennial glory
24 4 - The Mind creative
24 4 - Christ the great physician
24 4 - Divine providence
24 5 - Mortal mind not a healer
24 5 - Rebukes helpful
24 5 - Hospitality to health and good
24 5 - Uses of adversity
24 6 - Ancient and modern miracles
24 6 - Man governed by Mind
24 6 - Vision opening
25 1 - Sinlessness of Mind, Soul
25 1 - The divine completeness
25 1 - Mental propagation
25 1 - Creation perfect
25 1 - Right interpretation
25 1 - All force mental
25 2 - Progeny cursed
25 2 - Shame the effect of sin
25 2 - Mist, or false claim
25 2 - Material personality
25 2 - Useful knowledge
25 3 - -19- Soul and Spirit one
25 3 - Effective triumph
25 3 - -16- Eternity of the Christ
25 3 - Mental tillage
25 4 - Anthropomorphism
25 4 - Embryonic evolution
25 4 - True theory of the universe
25 4 - Requisite change of our ideals
25 4 - Ascending the scale
25 4 - Human reproduction
25 4 - The ascent of species
25 5 - Lawful wonders
25 5 - Mortals unlike immortals
25 5 - Man unfallen
25 5 - God's creation intact
25 6 - The infinitude of God
25 6 - Godward gravitation
25 6 - Love and man coexistent
25 6 - Genera classified
26 1 - Scientific and Biblical facts
26 1 - Darkness scattered
26 1 - Terms adopted by the author
26 1 - Scriptural foundations
26 1 - This volume indispensable
26 2 - The unity of Science and Christianity
26 2 - Unspiritual contrasts
26 2 - A definite rule discovered
26 2 - Tests in our day
26 3 - Sense-dreams
26 3 - Science versus sense
26 3 - Divine energy
26 3 - Truth's witness
26 3 - The real and the unreal
26 4 - Cure of insanity
26 4 - Substance is Spirit
26 4 - Substance spiritual
26 4 - Material knowledge illusive
26 4 - Five senses deceptive
26 4 - Spiritual reflection
26 5 - -28- Truth demonstrated
26 5 - Essential element of Christianity
26 5 - Argument of good works
26 5 - The one divine method
26 5 - Rapidity of assimilation
26 6 - The Fatherhood of God
26 6 - The divine reflection
26 6 - True nature and origin
26 6 - Divine metaphysics
26 6 - Veritable success

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