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June 25,1905

Subject: 01

GOD.

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-- Golden Text --

I John 4:12

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


Responsive Reading


Isaiah 66:1,2,5,8,10,12-14,18,22,23

    1 Thus saith the Lord, The heaven
is my throne, and the earth is my
footstool: where is the house that ye
build unto me? and where is the place
of my rest?

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

    5 #Hear the word of the Lord, ye
that tremble at his word; Your
brethren that hated you, that cast
you out for my name's sake, said, Let
the Lord be glorified: but he shall
appear to your joy, and they shall be
ashamed.

    8 Who hath heard such a thing? who
hath seen such things? Shall the earth
be made to bring forth in one day? or
shall a nation be born at once? for
as soon as Zion travailed, she
brought forth her children.

    10 Rejoice ye with Jerusalem, and
be glad with her, all ye that love
her: rejoice for joy with her, all ye
that mourn for her:

    12 For thus saith the Lord, Behold,
I will extend peace to her like a
river, and the glory of the Gentiles
like a flowing stream: then shall ye
suck, ye shall be borne upon her
sides, and be dandled upon her knees.


    13 As one whom his mother
comforteth, so will I comfort you;
and ye shall be comforted in
Jerusalem.

    14 And when ye see this, your heart
shall rejoice, and your bones shall
flourish like an herb: and the hand
of the Lord shall be known toward his
servants, and his indignation toward
his enemies.

    18 For I know their works and their
thoughts: it shall come, that I will
gather all nations and tongues; and
they shall come, and see my glory.

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


    23 And it shall come to pass, that
from one new moon to another, and from
one sabbath to another, shall all
flesh come to worship before me,
saith the Lord.


Section 1


Exodus 3:13-15

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

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

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

***
Isaiah 43:10,13

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

    13 Yea, before the day was I am he;
and there is none that can deliver
out of my hand: I will work, and who
shall let it?
Isaiah 44:6

    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.

***
Revelation 4:1,2,10,11

    1 After this I looked, and,
behold, a door was opened in heaven:
and the first voice which I heard was
as it were of a trumpet talking with
me; which said, Come up hither, and I
will shew thee things which must be
hereafter.

    2 And immediately I was in the
spirit: and, behold, a throne was set
in heaven, and one sat on the throne.


    10 The four and twenty elders fall
down before him that sat on the
throne, and worship him that liveth
for ever and ever, and cast their
crowns before the throne, saying,

    11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to
receive glory and honour and power:
for thou hast created all things, and
for thy pleasure they are and were
created.

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.

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

  (- MORTAL MIND - Idolatry)

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

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

  (- MORTAL MIND - Mythology)

    (-2- The deific definitions)
    II. God is what the Scriptures declare Him to be, - Life, Truth, Love. Spirit is divine Principle, and divine Principle is Love, and Love is Mind, and Mind is not both good and bad, for God is Mind; therefore there is in reality one Mind only, because there is one God.

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

  (- MORTAL MIND - Mythology)

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

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 481:3-4

(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)
    God's being is infinity, freedom, harmony, and boundless bliss.


Section 2


I Corinthians 15:34

    34 Awake to righteousness, and sin
not; for some have not the knowledge
of God: I speak this to your shame.

***
John 8:14,18,19

    14 Jesus answered and said unto
them, Though I bear record of myself,
yet my record is true: for I know
whence I came, and whither I go; but
ye cannot tell whence I come, and
whither I go.

    18 I am one that bear witness of
myself, and the Father that sent me
beareth witness of me.

    19 Then said they unto him, Where
is thy Father? Jesus answered, Ye
neither know me, nor my Father: if ye
had known me, ye should have known my
Father also.
John 17:25

    25 O righteous Father, the world
hath not known thee: but I have known
thee, and these have known that thou
hast sent me.

***
I John 4:6,8

    6 We are of God: he that knoweth
God heareth us; he that is not of God
heareth not us. Hereby know we the
spirit of truth, and the spirit of
error.

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

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 13:25


    (Corporeal ignorance) Because of human ignorance of the divine Principle, Love, the Father of all is represented as a corporeal creator; hence men recognize themselves as merely physical, and are ignorant of man as God's image or reflection and of man's eternal incorporeal existence. The world of error is ignorant of the world of Truth, - blind to the reality of man's existence, - for the world of sensation is not cognizant of life in Soul, not in body.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 315:3,16


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

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 390:7-9


    (Ultimate harmony)
    It is our ignorance of God, the divine Principle, which produces apparent discord, and the right understanding of Him restores harmony.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 428:15-19

    (Intelligent consecration)
    We should consecrate existence, not "to the unknown God" whom we "ignorantly worship," but to the eternal builder, the everlasting Father, to the Life which mortal sense cannot impair nor mortal belief destroy.


Section 3


Matthew 11:25,27

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

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

***
John 16:25-27

    25 These things have I spoken unto
you in proverbs: but the time cometh,
when I shall no more speak unto you
in proverbs, but I shall shew you
plainly of the Father.

    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.

***
Mark 16:9

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

***
John 20:16,17

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

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

586:9 Chapter 17: Glossary
(FATHER)

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

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

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


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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 208:17


    (Seemingly independent authority)
    John Young of Edinburgh writes: "God is the father of mind, and of nothing else." Such an utterance is "the voice of one crying in the wilderness" of human beliefs and preparing the way of Science. Let us learn of the real and eternal, and prepare for the reign of Spirit, the kingdom of heaven, - the reign and rule of universal harmony, which cannot be lost nor remain forever unseen.

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


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

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 387:27


    (Christian history)
    The history of Christianity furnishes sublime proofs of the supporting influence and protecting power bestowed on man by his heavenly Father, omnipotent Mind, who gives man faith and understanding whereby to defend himself, not only from temptation, but from bodily suffering.


Section 4


Matthew 17:14-20

    14 #And when they were come to the
multitude, there came to him a certain
man, kneeling down to him, and
saying,

    15 Lord, have mercy on my son: for
he is lunatick, and sore vexed: for
ofttimes he falleth into the fire,
and oft into the water.

    16 And I brought him to thy
disciples, and they could not cure
him.

    17 Then Jesus answered and said, O
faithless and perverse generation, how
long shall I be with you? how long
shall I suffer you? bring him hither
to me.

    18 And Jesus rebuked the devil; and
he departed out of him: and the child
was cured from that very hour.

    19 Then came the disciples to Jesus
apart, and said, Why could not we
cast him out?

    20 And Jesus said unto them,
Because of your unbelief: for verily
I say unto you, If ye have faith as a
grain of mustard seed, ye shall say
unto this mountain, Remove hence to
yonder place; and it shall remove;
and nothing shall be impossible unto
you.
Matthew 12:22-25,28

    22 #Then was brought unto him one
possessed with a devil, blind, and
dumb: and he healed him, insomuch
that the blind and dumb both spake
and saw.

    23 And all the people were amazed,
and said, Is not this the son of
David?

    24 But when the Pharisees heard it,
they said, This fellow doth not cast
out devils, but by Beelzebub the
prince of the devils.

    25 And Jesus knew their thoughts,
and said unto them, Every kingdom
divided against itself is brought to
desolation; and every city or house
divided against itself shall not
stand:

    28 But if I cast out devils by the
Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God
is come unto you.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 570:26-27


    (Hidden ways of iniquity)
    When God heals the sick or the sinning, they should know the great benefit which Mind has wrought.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 540:17-21


    (Allegiance to Spirit)
    Science renders "unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's." It saith to the human sense of sin, sickness, and death, "God never made you, and you are a false sense which hath no knowledge of God."

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 390:12-23


    (Unnecessary prostration)
    When the first symptoms of disease appear, dispute the testimony of the material senses with divine Science. Let your higher sense of justice destroy the false process of mortal opinions which you name law, and then you will not be confined to a sick-room nor laid upon a bed of suffering in payment of the last farthing, the last penalty demanded by error. "Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him." 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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 391:29-8

    (Sin to be overcome)
    Mentally contradict every complaint from the body, and rise to the true consciousness of Life as Love, - as all that is pure, and bearing the fruits of Spirit. Fear is the fountain of sickness, and you master fear and sin through divine Mind; hence it is through divine Mind that you overcome disease. Only while fear or sin remains can it bring forth death. To cure a bodily ailment, every broken moral law should be taken into account and the error be rebuked. Fear, which is an element of all disease, must be cast out to readjust the balance for God. Casting out evil and fear enables truth to outweigh error.


Section 5


Psalm 68:20

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

***
John 11:21,22,40-44

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

    22 But I know, that even now,
whatsoever thou wilt ask of God, God
will give it thee.

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

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

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

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

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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 555:27-32


    (The origin of divinity)
    Our great example, Jesus, could restore the individualized manifestation of existence, which seemed to vanish in death. Knowing that God was the Life of man, Jesus was able to present himself unchanged after the crucifixion.

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.

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


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

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."

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 381:12

    (No laws of matter)
    The so-called laws of mortal belief are destroyed by the understanding that Soul is immortal, and that mortal mind cannot legislate the times, periods, and types of disease, with which mortals die. God is the lawmaker, but He is not the author of barbarous codes. In infinite Life and Love there is no sickness, sin, nor death, and the Scriptures declare that we live, move, and have our being in the infinite God.


Section 6


Isaiah 52:1,6,10

    1 Awake, awake; put on thy
strength, O Zion; put on thy
beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the
holy city: for henceforth there shall
no more come into thee the
uncircumcised and the unclean.

    6 Therefore my people shall know my
name: therefore they shall know in
that day that I am he that doth
speak: behold, it is I.

    10 The Lord hath made bare his holy
arm in the eyes of all the nations;
and all the ends of the earth shall
see the salvation of our God.

***
Psalm 66:1,3

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

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

***
Hebrews 8:10,11

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

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

***
Revelation 5:11,13

    11 And I beheld, and I heard the
voice of many angels round about the
throne and the beasts and the elders:
and the number of them was ten
thousand times ten thousand, and
thousands of thousands;

    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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 242:3-5(to .)


    (Spiritual baptism)
    It is only a question of time when "they shall all know Me [God], from the least of them unto the greatest."

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 339:20-28

  (- MORTAL MIND - Death)


    (-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.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 562:11


    (Spiritual idea crowned)
    The spiritual idea is crowned with twelve stars. The twelve tribes of Israel with all mortals, - separated by belief from man's divine origin and the true idea, - will through much tribulation yield to the activities of the divine Principle of man in the harmony of Science. These are the stars in the crown of rejoicing. They are the lamps in the spiritual heavens of the age, which show the workings of the spiritual idea by healing the sick and the sinning, and by manifesting the light which shines "unto the perfect day" as the night of materialism wanes.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 571:19

    (The armor of divinity)
    The cement of a higher humanity will unite all interests in the one divinity.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 293:28


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

Subheadings in this lesson

01 1 - Spiritual offspring
01 1 - -21- The divine Ego
01 1 - -2- The deific definitions
01 1 - -6- The universal cause
01 1 - Vapor and nothingness
01 2 - Corporeal ignorance
01 2 - Hebrew theology
01 2 - The true sonship
01 2 - Ultimate harmony
01 2 - Intelligent consecration
01 3 - -8- Father-Mother
01 3 - Seemingly independent authority
01 3 - Fleshly ties temporal
01 3 - Christian history
01 4 - Hidden ways of iniquity
01 4 - Allegiance to Spirit
01 4 - Unnecessary prostration
01 4 - Sin to be overcome
01 5 - The origin of divinity
01 5 - The one only way
01 5 - Careful guidance
01 5 - Life eternal and present
01 5 - No laws of matter
01 6 - Spiritual baptism
01 6 - -32- Basis of health and immortality
01 6 - Spiritual idea crowned
01 6 - The armor of divinity
01 6 - The counterfeit forces


July 9,1905

Subject: 02

SACRAMENT.

oo1o



-- Golden Text --

Romans 12:10

    10 Be kindly affectioned one to
another with brotherly love; in
honour preferring one another;


Responsive Reading


Matthew 26:1-13

    1 And it came to pass, when Jesus
had finished all these sayings, he
said unto his disciples,

    2 Ye know that after two days is
the feast of the passover, and the
Son of man is betrayed to be
crucified.

    3 Then assembled together the chief
priests, and the scribes, and the
elders of the people, unto the palace
of the high priest, who was called
Caiaphas,

    4 And consulted that they might
take Jesus by subtilty, and kill him.


    5 But they said, Not on the feast
day, lest there be an uproar among
the people.

    6 #Now when Jesus was in Bethany,
in the house of Simon the leper,

    7 There came unto him a woman
having an alabaster box of very
precious ointment, and poured it on
his head, as he sat at meat.

    8 But when his disciples saw it,
they had indignation, saying, To what
purpose is this waste?

    9 For this ointment might have been
sold for much, and given to the poor.


    10 When Jesus understood it, he
said unto them, Why trouble ye the
woman? for she hath wrought a good
work upon me.

    11 For ye have the poor always with
you; but me ye have not always.

    12 For in that she hath poured this
ointment on my body, she did it for
my burial.

    13 Verily I say unto you,
Wheresoever this gospel shall be
preached in the whole world, there
shall also this, that this woman hath
done, be told for a memorial of her.


Section 1


II Kings 23:21

    21 #And the king commanded all the
people, saying, Keep the passover unto
the Lord your God, as it is written
in the book of this covenant.

***
Psalm 24:3,4,9,10

    3 Who shall ascend into the hill of
the Lord? or who shall stand in his
holy place?

    4 He that hath clean hands, and a
pure heart; who hath not lifted up
his soul unto vanity, nor sworn
deceitfully.

    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.

***
I John 4:7,9,10

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

    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.

    10 Herein is love, not that we
loved God, but that he loved us, and
sent his Son to be the propitiation
for our sins.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 32:3-11


    (Sacred sacrament)
    In ancient Rome a soldier was required to swear allegiance to his general. The Latin word for this oath was sacramentum, and our English word sacrament is derived from it. Among the Jews it was an ancient custom for the master of a feast to pass each guest a cup of wine. But the Eucharist does not commemorate a Roman soldier's oath, nor was the wine, used on convivial occasions and in Jewish rites, the cup of our Lord.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 26:21-32

    (Proof in practice)
    Jesus' teaching and practice of Truth involved such a sacrifice as makes us admit its Principle to be Love. This was the precious import of our Master's sinless career and of his demonstration of power over death. He proved by his deeds that Christian Science destroys sickness, sin, and death.
    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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 473:18

(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.


Section 2


Exodus 12:21,26,27

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

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

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

***
Isaiah 53:4,7

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

    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.

***
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.

***
Revelation 5:11,12

    11 And I beheld, and I heard the
voice of many angels round about the
throne and the beasts and the elders:
and the number of them was ten
thousand times ten thousand, and
thousands of thousands;

    12 Saying with a loud voice, Worthy
is the Lamb that was slain to receive
power, and riches, and wisdom, and
strength, and honour, and glory, and
blessing.

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


    (Spiritual refreshment)
    The true sense is spiritually lost, if the sacrament is confined to the use of bread and wine. The disciples had eaten, yet Jesus prayed and gave them bread. This would have been foolish in a literal sense; but in its spiritual signification, it was natural and beautiful. Jesus prayed; he withdrew from the material senses to refresh his heart with brighter, with spiritual views.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 24:27-6

    (Purpose of crucifixion)
    The efficacy of the crucifixion lay in the practical affection and goodness it demonstrated for mankind. The truth had been lived among men; but until they saw that it enabled their Master to triumph over the grave, his own disciples could not admit such an event to be possible. After the resurrection, even the unbelieving Thomas was forced to acknowledge how complete was the great proof of Truth and Love.
    (True flesh and blood)
    The spiritual essence of blood is sacrifice. The efficacy of Jesus' spiritual offering is infinitely greater than can be expressed by our sense of human blood.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 25:10
His true flesh and blood were his Life; and they truly eat his
lesh and drink his blood, who partake of that divine Life.

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

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

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


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

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 54:10-17


    (Inspiration of sacrifice)
    That he might liberally pour his dear-bought treasures into empty or sin-filled human storehouses, was the inspiration of Jesus' intense human sacrifice. In witness of his divine commission, he presented the proof that Life, Truth, and Love heal the sick and the sinning, and triumph over death through Mind, not matter. This was the highest proof he could have offered of divine Love.


Section 3


Luke 22:7,14,15

    7 #Then came the day of unleavened
bread, when the passover must be
killed.

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

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

***
Mark 8:34,35,38

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

    35 For whosoever will save his life
shall lose it; but whosoever shall
lose his life for my sake and the
gospel's, the same shall save it.

    38 Whosoever therefore shall be
ashamed of me and of my words in this
adulterous and sinful generation; of
him also shall the Son of man be
ashamed, when he cometh in the glory
of his Father with the holy angels.

***
Hebrews 5:8,9

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

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

***
I Peter 2:20,21

    20 For what glory is it, if, when
ye be buffeted for your faults, ye
shall take it patiently? but if, when
ye do well, and suffer for it, ye
take it patiently, this is acceptable
with God.

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

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


    (Jesus' sad repast)
    The Passover, which Jesus ate with his disciples in the month Nisan on the night before his crucifixion, was a mournful occasion, a sad supper taken at the close of day, in the twilight of a glorious career with shadows fast falling around; and this supper closed forever Jesus' ritualism or concessions to matter.
    (Heavenly supplies)
    His followers, sorrowful and silent, anticipating the hour of their Master's betrayal, partook of the heavenly manna, which of old had fed in the wilderness the persecuted followers of Truth. Their bread indeed came down from heaven. It was the great truth of spiritual being, healing the sick and casting out error. Their Master had explained it all before, and now this bread was feeding and sustaining them. They had borne this bread from house to house, breaking (explaining) it to others, and now it comforted themselves.
    For this truth of spiritual being, their Master was about to suffer violence and drain to the dregs his cup of sorrow. He must leave them. With the great glory of an everlasting victory overshadowing him, he gave thanks and said, "Drink ye all of it."

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 33:27-31

    (Incisive questions)
    Christians, are you drinking his cup? Have you shared the blood of the New Covenant, the persecutions which attend a new and higher understanding of God? If not, can you then say that you have commemorated Jesus in his cup?

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 34:10

    (Millennial glory)
    If all who ever partook of the sacrament had really commemorated the sufferings of Jesus and drunk of his cup, they would have revolutionized the world. If all who seek his commemoration through material symbols will take up the cross, heal the sick, cast out evils, and preach Christ, or Truth, to the poor, - the receptive thought, - they will bring in the millennium.


Section 4


I Corinthians 11:28-30

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

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

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

***
II Chronicles 7:12,14

    12 #And the Lord appeared to
Solomon by night, and said unto him,
I have heard thy prayer, and have
chosen this place to myself for an
house of sacrifice.

    14 If my people, which are called
by my name, shall humble themselves,
and pray, and seek my face, and turn
from their wicked ways; then will I
hear from heaven, and will forgive
their sin, and will heal their land.

***
John 2:23

    23 #Now when he was in Jerusalem at
the passover, in the feast day, many
believed in his name, when they saw
the miracles which he did.
John 11:55

    55 #And the Jews' passover was nigh
at hand: and many went out of the
country up to Jerusalem before the
passover, to purify themselves.
John 12:1,17

    1 Then Jesus six days before the
passover came to Bethany, where
Lazarus was which had been dead, whom
he raised from the dead.

    17 The people therefore that was
with him when he called Lazarus out
of his grave, and raised him from the
dead, bare record.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 241:19-21


    (Spirit transforms)
    The substance of all devotion is the reflection and demonstration of divine Love, healing sickness and destroying sin.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 34:18-23


    (Fellowship with Christ)
    Through all the disciples experienced, they became more spiritual and understood better what the Master had taught. His resurrection was also their resurrection. It helped them to raise themselves and others from spiritual dulness and blind belief in God into the perception of infinite possibilities.

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

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


Section 5


Psalm 133:1

    1 Behold, how good and how
pleasant it is for brethren to dwell
together in unity!

***
John 13:1,4,12,15,34,35

    1 Now before the feast of the
passover, when Jesus knew that his
hour was come that he should depart
out of this world unto the Father,
having loved his own which were in
the world, he loved them unto the
end.

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

    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?

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

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

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

***
Ephesians 5:1,2

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

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

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


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

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 496:5

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


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

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 55:16-21


    (Injustice to the Saviour)
    My weary hope tries to realize that happy day, when man shall recognize the Science of Christ and love his neighbor as himself, - when he shall realize God's omnipotence and the healing power of the divine Love in what it has done and is doing for mankind.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 469:30-5

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


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

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 572:6-8


    (Native nothingness of sin)
    "Love one another" (I John, iii. 23), is the most simple and profound counsel of the inspired writer.


Section 6


John 15:9,10

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

    10 If ye keep my commandments, ye
shall abide in my love; even as I
have kept my Father's commandments,
and abide in his love.

***
I John 2:24,28

    24 Let that therefore abide in you,
which ye have heard from the
beginning. If that which ye have
heard from the beginning shall remain
in you, ye also shall continue in the
Son, and in the Father.

    28 And now, little children, abide
in him; that, when he shall appear, we
may have confidence, and not be
ashamed before him at his coming.
I John 3:24

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

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 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.

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


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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 202:3


    (The uses of truth)
    The scientific unity which exists between God and man must be wrought out in life-practice, and God's will must be universally done.

Subheadings in this lesson

02 1 - Sacred sacrament
02 1 - Proof in practice
02 1 - Jesus not God
02 2 - Spiritual refreshment
02 2 - Purpose of crucifixion
02 2 - True flesh and blood
02 2 - Immortal achieval
02 2 - Sublime summary
02 2 - Inspiration of sacrifice
02 3 - Jesus' sad repast
02 3 - Heavenly supplies
02 3 - Incisive questions
02 3 - Millennial glory
02 4 - Spirit transforms
02 4 - Fellowship with Christ
02 4 - Healing primary
02 5 - The holy struggle
02 5 - Rudiments of growth
02 5 - Injustice to the Saviour
02 5 - The sole governor
02 5 - Native nothingness of sin
02 6 - The last breakfast
02 6 - Spiritual Eucharist
02 6 - Found wanting
02 6 - The uses of truth


July 2,1905

Subject: 03

LIFE.

o1oo



-- Golden Text --

John 6:47,48

    47 Verily, verily, I say unto you,
He that believeth on me hath
everlasting life.

    48 I am that bread of life.


Responsive Reading


John 6:27-40

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

    28 Then said they unto him, What
shall we do, that we might work the
works of God?

    29 Jesus answered and said unto
them, This is the work of God, that
ye believe on him whom he hath sent.

    30 They said therefore unto him,
What sign shewest thou then, that we
may see, and believe thee? what dost
thou work?

    31 Our fathers did eat manna in the
desert; as it is written, He gave
them bread from heaven to eat.

    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.

    34 Then said they unto him, Lord,
evermore give us this bread.

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

    36 But I said unto you, That ye
also have seen me, and believe not.

    37 All that the Father giveth me
shall come to me; and him that cometh
to me I will in no wise cast out.

    38 For I came down from heaven, not
to do mine own will, but the will of
him that sent me.

    39 And this is the Father's will
which hath sent me, that of all which
he hath given me I should lose
nothing, but should raise it up again
at the last day.

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


Section 1


Psalm 36:5,9

    5 Thy mercy, O Lord, is in the
heavens; and thy faithfulness
reacheth unto the clouds.

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

***
Jeremiah 2:9,13

    9 #Wherefore I will yet plead with
you, saith the Lord, and with your
children's children will I plead.

    13 For my people have committed two
evils; they have forsaken me the
fountain of living waters, and hewed
them out cisterns, broken cisterns,
that can hold no water.
Jeremiah 17:13

    13 O Lord, the hope of Israel, all
that forsake thee shall be ashamed,
and they that depart from me shall be
written in the earth, because they
have forsaken the Lord, the fountain
of living waters.

***
John 1:1,4

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

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

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.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 191:8


    (The immortal birth)
    As a material, theoretical life-basis is found to be a misapprehension of existence, the spiritual and divine Principle of man dawns upon human thought, and leads it to "where the young child was," - even to the birth of a new-old idea, to the spiritual sense of being and of what Life includes. Thus the whole earth will be transformed by Truth on its pinions of light, chasing away the darkness of error.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 283:1,13-27


    (Truth is not inverted)
    As mortals begin to understand Spirit, they give up the belief that there is any true existence apart from God.
    (Source of all life and action)
    But what say prevalent theories? They insist that Life, or God, is one and the same with material life so-called. They speak of both Truth and error as mind, and of good and evil as spirit. They claim that to be life which is but the objective state of material sense, - such as the structural life of the tree and of material man, - and deem this the manifestation of the one Life, God.
    (Spiritual structure)
    This false belief as to what really constitutes life so detracts from God's character and nature, that the true sense of His power is lost to all who cling to this falsity. The divine Principle, or Life, cannot be practically demonstrated in length of days, as it was by the patriarchs, unless its Science be accurately stated.

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.


Section 2


Isaiah 28:14,16,18

    14 #Wherefore hear the word of the
Lord, ye scornful men, that rule this
people which is in Jerusalem.

    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.

    18 #And your covenant with death
shall be disannulled, and your
agreement with hell shall not stand;
when the overflowing scourge shall
pass through, then ye shall be
trodden down by it.

***
Hosea 13:4,9,14

    4 Yet I am the Lord thy God from
the land of Egypt, and thou shalt
know no god but me: for there is no
saviour beside me.

    9 #O Israel, thou hast destroyed
thyself; but in me is thine help.

    14 I will ransom them from the
power of the grave; I will redeem
them from death: O death, I will be
thy plagues; O grave, I will be thy
destruction: repentance shall be hid
from mine eyes.

***
Luke 20:34-36,38

    34 And Jesus answering said unto
them, The children of this world
marry, and are given in marriage:

    35 But they which shall be
accounted worthy to obtain that
world, and the resurrection from the
dead, neither marry, nor are given in
marriage:

    36 Neither can they die any more:
for they are equal unto the angels;
and are the children of God, being
the children of the resurrection.

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

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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 39:13


    (A belief suicidal) The Bible calls death an enemy, and Jesus overcame death and the grave instead of yielding to them. He was "the way." To him, therefore, death was not the threshold over which he must pass into living glory.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 42:5

    (A belief in death)
    The universal belief in death is of no advantage. It cannot make Life or Truth apparent. Death will be found at length to be a mortal dream, which comes in darkness and disappears with the light.

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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 324:32-7


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


Section 3


Romans 6:11-13,22,23

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

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

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

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

    23 For the wages of sin is death;
but the gift of God is eternal life
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

***
Ephesians 2:4-6,18

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

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

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

    18 For through him we both have
access by one Spirit unto the Father.

Ephesians 5:14

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

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


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

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


    (Spiritualized consciousness)
    Entirely separate from the belief and dream of material living, is the Life divine, revealing spiritual understanding and the consciousness of man's dominion over the whole earth.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 230:4


    (Sickness from mortal mind) But if sickness and sin are illusions, the awakening from this mortal dream, or illusion, will bring us into health, holiness, and immortality. This awakening is the forever coming of Christ, the advanced appearing of Truth, which casts out error and heals the sick. This is the salvation which comes through God, the divine Principle, Love, as demonstrated by Jesus.

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


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

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 98:31-2


    (Key to the kingdom)
    The way through which immortality and life are learned is not ecclesiastical but Christian, not human but divine, not physical but metaphysical, not material but scientifically spiritual.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 406:19-25


    (Resist to the end)
    Resist evil - error of every sort - and it will flee from you. Error is opposed to Life. 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.


Section 4


Psalm 16:11

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

***
I Corinthians 2:1,4,5

    1 And I, brethren, when I came to
you, came not with excellency of
speech or of wisdom, declaring unto
you the testimony of God.

    4 And my speech and my preaching
was not with enticing words of man's
wisdom, but in demonstration of the
Spirit and of power:

    5 That your faith should not stand
in the wisdom of men, but in the power
of God.

***
I Thessalonians 2:13

    13 For this cause also thank we God
without ceasing, because, when ye
received the word of God which ye
heard of us, ye received it not as
the word of men, but as it is in
truth, the word of God, which
effectually worketh also in you that
believe.
I Thessalonians 5:6,9,10

    6 Therefore let us not sleep, as do
others; but let us watch and be
sober.

    9 For God hath not appointed us to
wrath, but to obtain salvation by our
Lord Jesus Christ,

    10 Who died for us, that, whether
we wake or sleep, we should live
together with him.

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


    (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.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 97:29-32


    (Christianity still rejected)
    Christianity is again demonstrating the Life that is Truth, and the Truth that is Life, by the apostolic work of casting out error and healing the sick.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 37:22


    (Complete emulation)
    It is possible, - yea, it is the duty and privilege of every child, man, and woman, - to follow in some degree the example of the Master by the demonstration of Truth and Life, of health and holiness. Christians claim to be his followers, but do they follow him in the way that he commanded? Hear these imperative commands: "Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect!" "Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature!" "Heal the sick!"

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 202:17


    (Harmonious lifework)
    The days of our pilgrimage will multiply instead of diminish, when God's kingdom comes on earth; for the true way leads to Life instead of to death, and earthly experience discloses the finity of error and the infinite capacities of Truth, in which God gives man dominion over all the earth.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 279:19


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


Section 5


John 6:41,43,45,47,51,57,58

    41 The Jews then murmured at him,
because he said, I am the bread which
came down from heaven.

    43 Jesus therefore answered and
said unto them, Murmur not among
yourselves.

    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.

    47 Verily, verily, I say unto you,
He that believeth on me hath
everlasting life.

    51 I am the living bread which came
down from heaven: if any man eat of
this bread, he shall live for ever:
and the bread that I will give is my
flesh, which I will give for the life
of the world.

    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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 531:26-29


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

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 389:13-18


    (Scripture rebukes)
    Our dietetic theories first admit that food sustains the life of man, and then discuss the certainty that food can kill man. This false reasoning is rebuked in Scripture by the metaphors about the fount and stream, the tree and its fruit, and the kingdom divided against itself.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 416:24-27,30

    (Evil thought depletes)
    The sick know nothing of the mental process by which they are depleted, and next to nothing of the metaphysical method by which they can be healed.
    Turn their thoughts away from their bodies to higher objects. Teach them that their being is sustained by Spirit, not by matter, and that they find health, peace, and harmony in God, divine Love.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 425:15-17

    (The lungs reformed)
    Mortal man will be less mortal, when he learns that matter never sustained existence and can never destroy God, who is man's Life.


Section 6


Deuteronomy 30:19,20

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

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

***
Psalm 37:3-6

    3 Trust in the Lord, and do good;
so shalt thou dwell in the land, and
verily thou shalt be fed.

    4 Delight thyself also in the Lord;
and he shall give thee the desires of
thine heart.

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

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

***
John 15:3,4,7,11

    3 Now ye are clean through the word
which I have spoken unto you.

    4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the
branch cannot bear fruit of itself,
except it abide in the vine; no more
can ye, except ye abide in me.

    7 If ye abide in me, and my words
abide in you, ye shall ask what ye
will, and it shall be done unto you.

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 276:17-18


    (Perfection requisite)
    If God is admitted to be the only Mind and Life, there ceases to be any opportunity for sin and death.

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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 544:7-10


    (Material inception)
    Birth, decay, and death arise from the material sense of things, not from the spiritual, for in the latter Life consisteth not of the things which a man eateth.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 355:9


    (Practical arguments)
    As for sin and disease, Christian Science says, in the language of the Master, "Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead." Let discord of every name and nature be heard no more, and let the harmonious and true sense of Life and being take possession of human consciousness.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 215:15


    (Light and darkness)
    We are sometimes led to believe that darkness is as real as light; but Science affirms darkness to be only a mortal sense of the absence of light, at the coming of which darkness loses the appearance of reality. So sin and sorrow, disease and death, are the suppositional absence of Life, God, and flee as phantoms of error before truth and love.

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.

Subheadings in this lesson

03 1 - Jesus' sinless career
03 1 - The immortal birth
03 1 - Truth is not inverted
03 1 - Source of all life and action
03 1 - Spiritual structure
03 1 - Real Life is God
03 2 - Exercise of Mind faculties
03 2 - A belief suicidal
03 2 - A belief in death
03 2 - Death no benefactor
03 2 - Abiding in Life
03 3 - Spiritual insight
03 3 - Spiritualized consciousness
03 3 - Sickness from mortal mind
03 3 - Faith higher than belief
03 3 - Key to the kingdom
03 3 - Resist to the end
03 4 - Effective triumph
03 4 - Christianity still rejected
03 4 - Complete emulation
03 4 - Harmonious lifework
03 4 - Spiritual tangibility
03 5 - Life eternal and present
03 5 - Biological inventions
03 5 - Scripture rebukes
03 5 - Evil thought depletes
03 5 - The lungs reformed
03 6 - Perfection requisite
03 6 - Spiritualized consciousness
03 6 - Material inception
03 6 - Practical arguments
03 6 - Light and darkness
03 6 - Scientific purgation


July 16,1905

Subject: 04

TRUTH.

1ooo



-- Golden Text --

Psalm 117:1,2

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

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


Responsive Reading


Proverbs 16:1,3,6-13,15-17,20,21

    1 The preparations of the heart in
man, and the answer of the tongue, is
from the Lord.

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

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

    7 When a man's ways please the
Lord, he maketh even his enemies to
be at peace with him.

    8 Better is a little with
righteousness than great revenues
without right.

    9 A man's heart deviseth his way:
but the Lord directeth his steps.

    10 A divine sentence is in the lips
of the king: his mouth transgresseth
not in judgment.

    11 A just weight and balance are
the Lord's: all the weights of the
bag are his work.

    12 It is an abomination to kings to
commit wickedness: for the throne is
established by righteousness.

    13 Righteous lips are the delight
of kings; and they love him that
speaketh right.

    15 In the light of the king's
countenance is life; and his favour
is as a cloud of the latter rain.

    16 How much better is it to get
wisdom than gold! and to get
understanding rather to be chosen
than silver!

    17 The highway of the upright is to
depart from evil: he that keepeth his
way preserveth his soul.

    20 He that handleth a matter wisely
shall find good: and whoso trusteth
in the Lord, happy is he.

    21 The wise in heart shall be
called prudent: and the sweetness of
the lips increaseth learning.


Section 1


Psalm 43:3

    3 O send out thy light and thy
truth: let them lead me; let them
bring me unto thy holy hill, and to
thy tabernacles.
Psalm 145:18

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

***
Zechariah 8:3

    3 Thus saith the Lord; I am
returned unto Zion, and will dwell in
the midst of Jerusalem: and Jerusalem
shall be called a city of truth; and
the mountain of the Lord of hosts the
holy mountain.

***
Matthew 11:2-6

    2 Now when John had heard in the
prison the works of Christ, he sent
two of his disciples,

    3 And said unto him, Art thou he
that should come, or do we look for
another?

    4 Jesus answered and said unto
them, Go and shew John again those
things which ye do hear and see:

    5 The blind receive their sight,
and the lame walk, the lepers are
cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead
are raised up, and the poor have the
gospel preached to them.

    6 And blessed is he, whosoever
shall not be offended in me.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 275:31


    (The divine completeness)
    Truth, spiritually discerned, is scientifically understood. It casts out error and heals the sick.

vii:13-18 Chapter PREFACE

    The time for thinkers has come. Truth, independent of doctrines and time-honored systems, knocks at the portal of humanity. Contentment with the past and the cold conventionality of materialism are crumbling away. Ignorance of God is no longer the stepping-stone to faith.

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

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - x:22-27

    The divine Principle of healing is proved in the personal experience of any sincere seeker of Truth. Its purpose is good, and its practice is safer and more potent than that of any other sanitary method. The unbiased Christian thought is soonest touched by Truth, and convinced of it.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 351:16


    (Fatal premises)
    We cannot bring out the practical proof of Christianity, which Jesus required, while error seems as potent and real to us as Truth, and while we make a personal devil and an anthropomorphic God our starting-points, - especially if we consider Satan as a being coequal in power with Deity, if not superior to Him. Because such starting-points are neither spiritual nor scientific, they cannot work out the Spirit-rule of Christian healing, which proves the nothingness of error, discord, by demonstrating the all-inclusiveness of harmonious Truth.


Section 2


I Kings 17:17-19,21-24

    17 #And it came to pass after these
things, that the son of the woman,
the mistress of the house, fell sick;
and his sickness was so sore, that
there was no breath left in him.

    18 And she said unto Elijah, What
have I to do with thee, O thou man of
God? art thou come unto me to call my
sin to remembrance, and to slay my
son?

    19 And he said unto her, Give me
thy son. And he took him out of her
bosom, and carried him up into a
loft, where he abode, and laid him
upon his own bed.

    21 And he stretched himself upon
the child three times, and cried unto
the Lord, and said, O Lord my God, I
pray thee, let this child's soul come
into him again.

    22 And the Lord heard the voice of
Elijah; and the soul of the child came
into him again, and he revived.

    23 And Elijah took the child, and
brought him down out of the chamber
into the house, and delivered him
unto his mother: and Elijah said,
See, thy son liveth.

    24 #And the woman said to Elijah,
Now by this I know that thou art a
man of God, and that the word of the
Lord in thy mouth is truth.

***
Luke 4:40,41

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

    41 And devils also came out of
many, crying out, and saying, Thou
art Christ the Son of God. And he
rebuking them suffered them not to
speak: for they knew that he was
Christ.
Luke 9:1,2,10,11

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

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


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

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

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 473:10-12

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


    (Christ the ideal Truth)
    Christ is the ideal Truth, that comes to heal sickness and sin through Christian Science, and attributes all power to God.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 135:11-15


    (Fear and sickness identical)
    The same power which heals sin heals also sickness. This is "the beauty of holiness," that when Truth heals the sick, it casts out evils, and when Truth casts out the evil called disease, it heals the sick.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 142:4,31

    (Two claims omitted)
    Anciently the followers of Christ, or Truth, measured Christianity by its power over sickness, sin, and death; but modern religions generally omit all but one of these powers, - the power over sin. We must seek the undivided garment, the whole Christ, as our first proof of Christianity, for Christ, Truth, alone can furnish us with absolute evidence.
    (Question of precedence)
    Truth is God's remedy for error of every kind, and Truth destroys only what is untrue. Hence the fact that, to-day, as yesterday, Christ casts out evils and heals the sick.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 495:1

(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) God will heal the sick through man, whenever man is governed by God. Truth casts out error now as surely as it did nineteen centuries ago. All of Truth is not understood; hence its healing power is not fully demonstrated.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 174:17


    (Rise of thought)
    The thunder of Sinai and the Sermon on the Mount are pursuing and will overtake the ages, rebuking in their course all error and proclaiming the kingdom of heaven on earth. Truth is revealed. It needs only to be practised.


Section 3


Genesis 32:9-12

    9 #And Jacob said, O God of my
father Abraham, and God of my father
Isaac, the Lord which saidst unto me,
Return unto thy country, and to thy
kindred, and I will deal well with
thee:

    10 I am not worthy of the least of
all the mercies, and of all the truth,
which thou hast shewed unto thy
servant; for with my staff I passed
over this Jordan; and now I am become
two bands.

    11 Deliver me, I pray thee, from
the hand of my brother, from the hand
of Esau: for I fear him, lest he will
come and smite me, and the mother
with the children.

    12 And thou saidst, I will surely
do thee good, and make thy seed as
the sand of the sea, which cannot be
numbered for multitude.

***
Matthew 5:11,12

    11 Blessed are ye, when men shall
revile you, and persecute you, and
shall say all manner of evil against
you falsely, for my sake.

    12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad:
for great is your reward in heaven:
for so persecuted they the prophets
which were before you.

***
John 15:18,20

    18 If the world hate you, ye know
that it hated me before it hated you.


    20 Remember the word that I said
unto you, The servant is not greater
than his lord. If they have
persecuted me, they will also
persecute you; if they have kept my
saying, they will keep yours also.

***
Psalm 57:1-3

    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.

    2 I will cry unto God most high;
unto God that performeth all things
for me.

    3 He shall send from heaven, and
save me from the reproach of him that
would swallow me up. God shall
send forth his mercy and his truth.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 29:7


    (Christian warfare)
    Christian experience teaches faith in the right and disbelief in the wrong. It bids us work the more earnestly in times of persecution, because then our labor is more needed. Great is the reward of self-sacrifice, though we may never receive it in this world.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 28:22

    (Persecution prolonged)
    Remember, thou Christian martyr, it is enough if thou art found worthy to unloose the sandals of thy Master's feet! To suppose that persecution for righteousness' sake belongs to the past, and that Christianity to-day is at peace with the world because it is honored by sects and societies, is to mistake the very nature of religion. Error repeats itself. The trials encountered by prophet, disciple, and apostle, "of whom the world was not worthy," await, in some form, every pioneer of truth.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 238:12


    (Unimproved opportunities)
    To fall away from Truth in times of persecution, shows that we never understood Truth. From out the bridal chamber of wisdom there will come the warning, "I know you not." Unimproved opportunities will rebuke us when we attempt to claim the benefits of an experience we have not made our own, try to reap the harvest we have not sown, and wish to enter unlawfully into the labors of others. Truth often remains unsought, until we seek this remedy for human woe because we suffer severely from error.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 97:32


    (Christianity still rejected)
    Earth has no repayment for the persecutions which attend a new step in Christianity; but the spiritual recompense of the persecuted is assured in the elevation of existence above mortal discord and in the gift of divine Love.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 139:9


    (Marvels and reformations)
    Reforms have commonly been attended with bloodshed and persecution, even when the end has been brightness and peace; but the present new, yet old, reform in religious faith will teach men patiently and wisely to stem the tide of sectarian bitterness, whenever it flows inward.


Section 4


Psalm 57:9,10

    9 I will praise thee, O Lord, among
the people: I will sing unto thee
among the nations.

    10 For thy mercy is great unto the
heavens, and thy truth unto the
clouds.

***
Hosea 4:1

    1 Hear the word of the Lord, ye
children of Israel: for the Lord hath
a controversy with the inhabitants of
the land, because there is no truth,
nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in
the land.
Hosea 11:9,12

    9 I will not execute the fierceness
of mine anger, I will not return to
destroy Ephraim: for I am God, and
not man; the Holy One in the midst of
thee: and I will not enter into the
city.

    12 Ephraim compasseth me about with
lies, and the house of Israel with
deceit: but Judah yet ruleth with
God, and is faithful with the saints.

***
Luke 6:36,37

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

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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 538:7


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

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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 36:6,19-21


    (Final purpose)
    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.
    (Righteous retribution)
    A selfish and limited mind may be unjust, but the unlimited and divine Mind is the immortal law of justice as well as of mercy.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 248:26-4


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


Psalm 34:22

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

***
Joshua 24:14

    14 #Now therefore fear the Lord,
and serve him in sincerity and in
truth: and put away the gods which
your fathers served on the other side
of the flood, and in Egypt; and serve
ye the Lord.

***
Isaiah 29:22,23

    22 Therefore thus saith the Lord,
who redeemed Abraham, concerning the
house of Jacob, Jacob shall not now
be ashamed, neither shall his face
now wax pale.

    23 But when he seeth his children,
the work of mine hands, in the midst
of him, they shall sanctify my name,
and sanctify the Holy One of Jacob,
and shall fear the God of Israel.

***
I Timothy 2:1,3,4

    1 I exhort therefore, that, first
of all, supplications, prayers,
intercessions, and giving of thanks,
be made for all men;

    3 For this is good and acceptable
in the sight of God our Saviour;

    4 Who will have all men to be
saved, and to come unto the knowledge
of the truth.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 151:4


    (Disease mental)
    Infinite Mind could not possibly create a remedy outside of itself, but erring, finite, human mind has an absolute need of something beyond itself for its redemption and healing.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 552:22-24


    (Persistence of species)
    From a material source flows no remedy for sorrow, sin, and death, for the redeeming power, from the ills they occasion, is not in egg nor in dust.

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.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 354:18


    (Scientific consistency)
    Consistency is seen in example more than in precept. Inconsistency is shown by words without deeds, which are like clouds without rain. If our words fail to express our deeds, God will redeem that weakness, and out of the mouth of babes He will perfect praise. The night of materiality is far spent, and with the dawn Truth will waken men spiritually to hear and to speak the new tongue.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 26:1


    (Individual experience)
    While we adore Jesus, and the heart overflows with gratitude for what he did for mortals, - treading alone his loving pathway up to the throne of glory, in speechless agony exploring the way for us, - yet Jesus spares us not one individual experience, if we follow his commands faithfully; and all have the cup of sorrowful effort to drink in proportion to their demonstration of his love, till all are redeemed through divine Love.


Section 6


Luke 20:37,38

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

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

***
John 11:21,23-25

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

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

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

    25 Jesus said unto her, I am the
resurrection, and the life: he that
believeth in me, though he were dead,
yet shall he live:

***
Revelation 19:1

    1 And after these things I heard a
great voice of much people in heaven,
saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and
glory, and honour, and power, unto
the Lord our God:

593:9 Chapter 17: Glossary
(RESURRECTION)

    RESURRECTION. Spiritualization of thought; a new and higher idea of immortality, or spiritual existence; material belief yielding to spiritual understanding.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 292:7,27


    (Primitive error)
    Truth will be to us "the resurrection and the life" only as it destroys all error and the belief that Mind, the only immortality of man, can be fettered by the body, and Life be controlled by death. A sinful, sick, and dying mortal is not the likeness of God, the perfect and eternal.
    (Immortal man)
    This carnal material mentality, misnamed mind, is mortal. Therefore man would be annihilated, were it not for the spiritual real man's indissoluble connection with his God, which Jesus brought to light. In his resurrection and ascension, Jesus showed that a mortal man is not the real essence of manhood, and that this unreal material mortality disappears in presence of the reality.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 42:15-18


    (Death outdone)
    The resurrection of the great demonstrator of God's power was the proof of his final triumph over body and matter, and gave full evidence of divine Science, - evidence so important to mortals.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 305:31


    (Jewish traditions)
    The Sadducees reasoned falsely about the resurrection, but not so blindly as the Pharisees, who believed error to be as immortal as Truth. The Pharisees thought that they could raise the spiritual from the material. They would first make life result in death, and then resort to death to reproduce spiritual life. Jesus taught them how death was to be overcome by spiritual Life, and demonstrated this beyond cavil.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 232:26


    (Signs following)
    In the sacred sanctuary of Truth are voices of solemn import, but we heed them not. It is only when the so-called pleasures and pains of sense pass away in our lives, that we find unquestionable signs of the burial of error and the resurrection to spiritual life.

Subheadings in this lesson

04 1 - The divine completeness
04 1 - Fatal premises
04 2 - Christ the ideal Truth
04 2 - Fear and sickness identical
04 2 - Two claims omitted
04 2 - Question of precedence
04 2 - Followers of Jesus
04 2 - Rise of thought
04 3 - Christian warfare
04 3 - Persecution prolonged
04 3 - Unimproved opportunities
04 3 - Christianity still rejected
04 3 - Marvels and reformations
04 4 - Spiritual gateway
04 4 - Mixed testimony
04 4 - Final purpose
04 4 - Righteous retribution
04 4 - Perfect models
04 5 - Disease mental
04 5 - Persistence of species
04 5 - Divine study
04 5 - Scientific consistency
04 5 - Individual experience
04 6 - Primitive error
04 6 - Immortal man
04 6 - Death outdone
04 6 - Jewish traditions
04 6 - Signs following


July 23,1905

Subject: 05

LOVE.

ooo1



-- Golden Text --

John 16:27

    27 For the Father himself loveth
you, because ye have loved me, and
have believed that I came out from
God.


Responsive Reading


Luke 7:36-48

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    46 My head with oil thou didst not
anoint: but this woman hath anointed
my feet with ointment.

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

    48 And he said unto her, Thy sins
are forgiven.


Section 1


Psalm 68:5

    5 A father of the fatherless, and a
judge of the widows, is God in his
holy habitation.

***
Matthew 23:9

    9 And call no man your father upon
the earth: for one is your Father,
which is in heaven.

***
James 1:17,18

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

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

***
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.

***
Romans 5:5

    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.

***
Galatians 4:6,7

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

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

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 256:7,24-25


    (No material creation)
    Love, the divine Principle, is the Father and Mother of the universe, including man.
    (No divine corporeality)
    No form nor physical combination is adequate to represent infinite Love.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 331:26-8

  (- MORTAL MIND - Error creating other errors)


    (-7- Divine trinity)
    VII. Life, Truth, and Love constitute the triune Person called God, - that is, the triply divine Principle, Love. They represent a trinity in unity, three in one, - the same in essence, though multiform in office: God the Father-Mother; Christ the spiritual idea of sonship; divine Science or the Holy Comforter. These three express in divine Science the threefold, essential nature of the infinite. They also indicate the divine Principle of scientific being, the intelligent relation of God to man and the universe.
    (-8- Father-Mother)
    VIII. Father-Mother is the name for Deity, which indicates His tender relationship to His spiritual creation. As the apostle expressed it in words which he quoted with approbation from a classic poet: "For we are also His offspring."

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


    (Spiritual conception)
    Jesus was the offspring of Mary's self-conscious communion with God. Hence he could give a more spiritual idea of life than other men, and could demonstrate the Science of Love - his Father or divine Principle.

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

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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 525:17-22


    (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.


Section 2


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;

***
Isaiah 33:13,22,24

    13 #Hear, ye that are far off, what
I have done; and, ye that are near,
acknowledge my might.

    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.

***
Matthew 9:6-8

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

    7 And he arose, and departed to his
house.

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

***
Revelation 19:6

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

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.

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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 206:10


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

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 445:15-21


    (Conforming to explicit rules)
    You render the divine law of healing obscure and void, when you weigh the human in the scale with the divine, or limit in any direction of thought the omnipresence and omnipotence of God.
    (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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 231:16-25


    (Destruction of all evil)
    God is not the author of mortal discords. Therefore we accept the conclusion that discords have only a fabulous existence, are mortal beliefs which divine Truth and Love destroy.
    (Superiority to sickness and sin)
    To hold yourself superior to sin, because God made you superior to it and governs man, is true wisdom. To fear sin is to misunderstand the power of Love and the divine Science of being in man's relation to God, - to doubt His government and distrust His omnipotent care.


Section 3


Job 34:22

    22 There is no darkness, nor shadow
of death, where the workers of
iniquity may hide themselves.

***
Psalm 139:1,7-10

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

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

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

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

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

***
I Corinthians 2:9,10

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

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

***
Romans 13:10

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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 510:18-19


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

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 119:17-21


    (God and nature)
    In one sense God is identical with nature, but this nature is spiritual and is not expressed in matter. The lawgiver, whose lightning palsies or prostrates in death the child at prayer, is not the divine ideal of omnipresent Love.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 435:19-23


    (Counsel for defence)
    Watching beside the couch of pain in the exercise of a love that "is the fulfilling of the law," - doing "unto others as ye would that they should do unto you," - this is no infringement of law, for no demand, human or divine, renders it just to punish a man for acting justly.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 572:12-17


    (Fulfilment of the Law)
    Love fulfils the law of Christian Science, and nothing short of this divine Principle, understood and demonstrated, can ever furnish the vision of the Apocalypse, open the seven seals of error with Truth, or uncover the myriad illusions of sin, sickness, and death.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 473:7-10

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


    (Christ the ideal Truth)
    The God-principle is omnipresent and omnipotent. God is everywhere, and nothing apart from Him is present or has power.


Section 4


Ezekiel 33:30-32

    30 #Also, thou son of man, the
children of thy people still are
talking against thee by the walls and
in the doors of the houses, and speak
one to another, every one to his
brother, saying, Come, I pray you,
and hear what is the word that cometh
forth from the Lord.

    31 And they come unto thee as the
people cometh, and they sit before
thee as my people, and they hear thy
words, but they will not do them: for
with their mouth they shew much love,
but their heart goeth after their
covetousness.

    32 And, lo, thou art unto them as a
very lovely song of one that hath a
pleasant voice, and can play well on
an instrument: for they hear thy
words, but they do them not.

***
I John 3:18,20

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

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

***
Job 28:20,23,28

    20 Whence then cometh wisdom? and
where is the place of understanding?

    23 God understandeth the way
thereof, and he knoweth the place
thereof.

    28 And unto man he said, Behold,
the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom;
and to depart from evil is
understanding.

***
Psalm 111:10

    10 The fear of the Lord is the
beginning of wisdom: a good
understanding have all they that do
his commandments: his praise endureth
for ever.

***
Mark 12:29,32,33

    29 And Jesus answered him, The
first of all the commandments is,
Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is
one Lord:

    32 And the scribe said unto him,
Well, Master, thou hast said the
truth: for there is one God; and
there is none other but he:

    33 And to love him with all the
heart and with all the understanding,
and with all the soul, and with all
the strength, and to love his
neighbour as himself, is more than
all whole burnt offerings and
sacrifices.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 469:7-11

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


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 275:14-24


    (Divine synonyms)
    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.


    (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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 508:5,23


    (Ever-appearing creation)
    The only intelligence or substance of a thought, a seed, or a flower is God, the creator of it. Mind is the Soul of all. Mind is Life, Truth, and Love which governs all.
    (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.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 6:17


    (Mercy without partiality)
    "God is Love." More than this we cannot ask, higher we cannot look, farther we cannot go. To suppose that God forgives or punishes sin according as His mercy is sought or unsought, is to misunderstand Love and to make prayer the safety-valve for wrong-doing.

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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 20:24-27

    (Behest of the cross)
    Material belief is slow to acknowledge what the spiritual fact implies. The truth is the centre of all religion. It commands sure entrance into the realm of Love.


Section 5


I John 4:10

    10 Herein is love, not that we
loved God, but that he loved us, and
sent his Son to be the propitiation
for our sins.
I John 5:1,2

    1 Whosoever believeth that Jesus
is the Christ is born of God: and
every one that loveth him that begat
loveth him also that is begotten of
him.

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

***
I Thessalonians 4:9

    9 But as touching brotherly love ye
need not that I write unto you: for
ye yourselves are taught of God to
love one another.
I Thessalonians 5:12,13

    12 And we beseech you, brethren, to
know them which labour among you, and
are over you in the Lord, and
admonish you;

    13 And to esteem them very highly
in love for their work's sake. And be
at peace among yourselves.

***
John 15:13

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 276:1-4


    (Universal brotherhood)
    Having one God, one Mind, unfolds the power that heals the sick, and fulfils these sayings of Scripture, "I am the Lord that healeth thee," and "I have found a ransom."

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 88:18-20


    (Illusions not ideas)
    To love one's neighbor as one's self, is a divine idea; but this idea can never be seen, felt, nor understood through the physical senses.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 467:9

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


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

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 436:11


    (Counsel for defence) Giving a cup of cold water in Christ's name, is a Christian service. Laying down his life for a good deed, Mortal Man should find it again. Such acts bear their own justification, and are under the protection of the Most High.

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 57:22


    (Help and discipline)
    Human affection is not poured forth vainly, even though it meet no return. Love enriches the nature, enlarging, purifying, and elevating it. The wintry blasts of earth may uproot the flowers of affection, and scatter them to the winds; but this severance of fleshly ties serves to unite thought more closely to God, for Love supports the struggling heart until it ceases to sigh over the world and begins to unfold its wings for heaven.

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


    (True estimate of God's messenger)
    Heaven represents harmony, and divine Science interprets the Principle of heavenly harmony. The great miracle, to human sense, is divine Love, and the grand necessity of existence is to gain the true idea of what constitutes the kingdom of heaven in man. This goal is never reached while we hate our neighbor or entertain a false estimate of anyone whom God has appointed to voice His Word.


Section 6


John 16:16,33

    16 A little while, and ye shall not
see me: and again, a little while,
and ye shall see me, because I go to
the Father.

    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.

***
I John 5:4

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

***
Galatians 5:5,6

    5 For we through the Spirit wait
for the hope of righteousness by
faith.

    6 For in Jesus Christ neither
circumcision availeth any thing, nor
uncircumcision; but faith which
worketh by love.

***
I Peter 1:22,23

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

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

***
I Corinthians 13:13

    13 And now abideth faith, hope,
charity, these three; but the
greatest of these is charity.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 410:14


    (Love casteth out fear)
    Every trial of our faith in God makes us stronger. The more difficult seems the material condition to be overcome by Spirit, the stronger should be our faith and the purer our love. The Apostle John says: "There is no fear in Love, but perfect Love casteth out fear. . . . He that feareth is not made perfect in Love." Here is a definite and inspired proclamation of Christian Science.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 10:12


    (The chalice sacrificial) Christian Science reveals a necessity for overcoming the world, the flesh, and evil, and thus destroying all error.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 242:15,30-9


    (The one only way)
    Self-love is more opaque than a solid body. In patient obedience to a patient God, let us labor to dissolve with the universal solvent of Love the adamant of error, - self-will, self-justification, and self-love, - which wars against spirituality and is the law of sin and death.
    (Divided vestments)
    The finger-posts of divine Science show the way our Master trod, and require of Christians the proof which he gave, instead of mere profession. We may hide spiritual ignorance from the world, but we can never succeed in the Science and demonstration of spiritual good through ignorance or hypocrisy.
    (Ancient and modern miracles)
    The divine Love, which made harmless the poisonous viper, which delivered men from the boiling oil, from the fiery furnace, from the jaws of the lion, can heal the sick in every age and triumph over sin and death. It crowned the demonstrations of Jesus with unsurpassed power and love.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 326:3


    (Loving God supremely)
    If we wish to follow Christ, Truth, it must be in the way of God's appointing. Jesus said, "He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also." He, who would reach the source and find the divine remedy for every ill, must not try to climb the hill of Science by some other road. All nature teaches God's love to man, but man cannot love God supremely and set his whole affections on spiritual things, while loving the material or trusting in it more than in the spiritual.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 571:15


    (The armor of divinity)
    At all times and under all circumstances, overcome evil with good. Know thyself, and God will supply the wisdom and the occasion for a victory over evil. Clad in the panoply of Love, human hatred cannot reach you. The cement of a higher humanity will unite all interests in the one divinity.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 568:24-30

    (Paean of jubilee)
    For victory over a single sin, we give thanks and magnify the Lord of Hosts. What shall we say of the mighty conquest over all sin? A louder song, sweeter than has ever before reached high heaven, now rises clearer and nearer to the great heart of Christ; for the accuser is not there, and Love sends forth her primal and everlasting strain.

Subheadings in this lesson

05 1 - No material creation
05 1 - No divine corporeality
05 1 - -7- Divine trinity
05 1 - -8- Father-Mother
05 1 - Spiritual conception
05 1 - Fleshly ties temporal
05 1 - No baneful creation
05 2 - Assistance in brotherhood
05 2 - Eloquent silence
05 2 - Will-power unrighteous
05 2 - Conforming to explicit rules
05 2 - Divine energy
05 2 - Destruction of all evil
05 2 - Superiority to sickness and sin
05 3 - Geology a failure
05 3 - God and nature
05 3 - Counsel for defence
05 3 - Fulfilment of the Law
05 3 - Christ the ideal Truth
05 4 - Divine synonyms
05 4 - The divine completeness
05 4 - Ever-appearing creation
05 4 - Mind's pure thought
05 4 - Mercy without partiality
05 4 - Human reconciliation
05 4 - Behest of the cross
05 5 - Universal brotherhood
05 5 - Illusions not ideas
05 5 - Two chief commands
05 5 - Counsel for defence
05 5 - Help and discipline
05 5 - True estimate of God's messenger
05 6 - Love casteth out fear
05 6 - The chalice sacrificial
05 6 - The one only way
05 6 - Divided vestments
05 6 - Ancient and modern miracles
05 6 - Loving God supremely
05 6 - The armor of divinity
05 6 - Paean of jubilee


July 30,1905

Subject: 06

SPIRIT.

oo1o



-- Golden Text --

Job 33:4

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


Responsive Reading


Exodus 3:1-6,11-15

    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.

    5 And he said, Draw not nigh
hither: put off thy shoes from off
thy feet, for the place whereon thou
standest is holy ground.

    6 Moreover he said, I am the God of
thy father, the God of Abraham, the
God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.
And Moses hid his face; for he was
afraid to look upon God.

    11 #And Moses said unto God, Who am
I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and
that I should bring forth the
children of Israel out of Egypt?

    12 And he said, Certainly I will be
with thee; and this shall be a token
unto thee, that I have sent thee:
When thou hast brought forth the
people out of Egypt, ye shall serve
God upon this mountain.

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

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

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


Section 1


John 4:24

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

***
I Corinthians 12:4,7-11,13

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

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

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


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

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

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

    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.

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

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


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

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 70:2


    (The infinite one Spirit)
    The testimony of the corporeal senses cannot inform us what is real and what is delusive, but the revelations of Christian Science unlock the treasures of Truth. Whatever is false or sinful can never enter the atmosphere of Spirit. There is but one Spirit. Man is never God, but spiritual man, made in God's likeness, reflects God. In this scientific reflection the Ego and the Father are inseparable. The supposition that corporeal beings are spirits, or that there are good and evil spirits, is a mistake.

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.

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

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

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

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


Section 2


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.

***
II Corinthians 3:5-9

    5 Not that we are sufficient of
ourselves to think any thing as of
ourselves; but our sufficiency is of
God;

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

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

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

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

***
Isaiah 11:1-5

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

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

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

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

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

***
John 3:33,34

    33 He that hath received his
testimony hath set to his seal that
God is true.

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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 207:2-4,10


    (No evil in Spirit) Because God is Spirit, evil becomes more apparent and obnoxious proportionately as we advance spiritually, until it disappears from our lives.
    (Subordination of evil)
    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.

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


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 302:19


    (Definition of man)
    The Science of being reveals man as perfect, even as the Father is perfect, because the Soul, or Mind, of the spiritual man is God, the divine Principle of all being, and because this real man is governed by Soul instead of sense, by the law of Spirit, not by the so-called laws of matter.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 372:14-17


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


Section 3


Psalm 143:10

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

***
Isaiah 28:5,6

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

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

***
II Corinthians 1:21,22

    21 Now he which stablisheth us with
you in Christ, and hath anointed us,
is God;

    22 Who hath also sealed us, and
given the earnest of the Spirit in
our hearts.

***
Ephesians 5:9

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

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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 494:15-19

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


    (Reason and Science)
    The miracle of grace is no miracle to Love. Jesus demonstrated the inability of corporeality, as well as the infinite ability of Spirit, thus helping erring human sense to flee from its own convictions and seek safety in divine Science.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 130:15


    (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. You cannot add to the contents of a vessel already full. Laboring long to shake the adult's faith in matter and to inculcate a grain of faith in God, - an inkling of the ability of Spirit to make the body harmonious, - the author has often remembered our Master's love for little children, and understood how truly such as they belong to the heavenly kingdom.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 417:10-14


    (Helpful encouragement)
    Maintain the facts of Christian Science, - that Spirit is God, and therefore cannot be sick; that what is termed matter cannot be sick; that all causation is Mind, acting through spiritual law.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 280:4-6


    (The things of God are beautiful) From Love and from the light and harmony which are the abode of Spirit, only reflections of good can come.


Section 4


Ezekiel 18:31

    31 #Cast away from you all your
transgressions, whereby ye have
transgressed; and make you a new
heart and a new spirit: for why will
ye die, O house of Israel?

***
Romans 8:1,2,5

    1 THERE is therefore now no
condemnation to them which are in
Christ Jesus, who walk not after the
flesh, but after the Spirit.

    2 For the law of the Spirit of life
in Christ Jesus hath made me free
from the law of sin and death.

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

***
Revelation 12:7,8

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

    8 And prevailed not; neither was
their place found any more in heaven.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 315:29


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

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 114:1-6


    (Definition of mortal mind)
    Usage classes both evil and good together as mind; therefore, to be understood, the author calls sick and sinful humanity mortal mind, - meaning by this term the flesh opposed to Spirit, the human mind and evil in contradistinction to the divine Mind, or Truth and good.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 356:4-16


    (Weakness of material theories) So-called material existence affords no evidence of spiritual existence and immortality. Sin, sickness, and death do not prove man's entity or immortality. Discord can never establish the facts of harmony. Matter is not the vestibule of Spirit.
    (Irreconcilable differences)
    Jesus reasoned on this subject practically, and controlled sickness, sin, and death on the basis of his spirituality. Understanding the nothingness of material things, he spoke of flesh and Spirit as the two opposites, - as error and Truth, not contributing in any way to each other's happiness and existence. Jesus knew, "It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing."

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 21:9-12


    (Moral victory)
    If the disciple is advancing spiritually, he is striving to enter in. He constantly turns away from material sense, and looks towards the imperishable things of Spirit.

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.


Section 5


Isaiah 57:15

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

***
Ezekiel 36:25-28

    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.

***
Romans 8:11,14,15

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

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

    15 For ye have not received the
spirit of bondage again to fear; but
ye have received the Spirit of
adoption, whereby we cry, Abba,
Father.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 241:13-14,27


    (Spirit transforms)
    The Bible teaches transformation of the body by the renewal of Spirit.
    The baptism of Spirit, washing the body of all the impurities of flesh, signifies that the pure in heart see God and are approaching spiritual Life and its demonstration.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 29:30-32


    (Spiritual conception)
    Man as the offspring of God, as the idea of Spirit, is the immortal evidence that Spirit is harmonious and man eternal.

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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 274:12-13

    (Five senses deceptive)
    The senses of Spirit abide in Love, and they demonstrate Truth and Life.


Section 6


Ephesians 1:3

    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:

***
I Corinthians 2:6,11-14

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

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

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

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

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

***
Revelation 11:16,17

    16 And the four and twenty elders,
which sat before God on their seats,
fell upon their faces, and worshipped
God,

    17 Saying, We give thee thanks, O
Lord God Almighty, which art, and
wast, and art to come; because thou
hast taken to thee thy great power,
and hast reigned.

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

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

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.

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

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


    (-5- Allness of Spirit)
    V. The Scriptures imply that God is All-in-all. From this it follows that nothing possesses reality nor existence except the divine Mind and His ideas. The Scriptures also declare that God is Spirit. Therefore in Spirit all is harmony, and there can be no discord; all is Life, and there is no death. Everything in God's universe expresses Him.

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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 479:21(begin In)-23

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


    (Chaos and darkness) In the vast forever, in the Science and truth of being, the only facts are Spirit and its innumerable creations.

Subheadings in this lesson

06 1 - -17- Infinite Spirit
06 1 - The infinite one Spirit
06 1 - Sensationless body
06 1 - Scientific foreknowing
06 1 - Scientific man
06 1 - Fallacious hypotheses
06 2 - No evil in Spirit
06 2 - Subordination of evil
06 2 - Misleading conceptions
06 2 - Definition of man
06 2 - Veritable success
06 3 - Spirit intangible
06 3 - Reason and Science
06 3 - Children and adults
06 3 - Helpful encouragement
06 3 - The things of God are beautiful
06 4 - Jesus as mediator
06 4 - Definition of mortal mind
06 4 - Weakness of material theories
06 4 - Irreconcilable differences
06 4 - Moral victory
06 4 - Angelic offices
06 5 - Spirit transforms
06 5 - Spiritual conception
06 5 - Mythical pleasure
06 5 - Five senses deceptive
06 6 - Spiritual synonyms
06 6 - -5- Allness of Spirit
06 6 - Mind's idea faultless
06 6 - Chaos and darkness


August 6,1905

Subject: 07

SOUL.

o1oo



-- Golden Text --

Matthew 12:18

    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.


Responsive Reading


Mark 8:34,36-38

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

    36 For what shall it profit a man,
if he shall gain the whole world, and
lose his own soul?

    37 Or what shall a man give in
exchange for his soul?

    38 Whosoever therefore shall be
ashamed of me and of my words in this
adulterous and sinful generation; of
him also shall the Son of man be
ashamed, when he cometh in the glory
of his Father with the holy angels.
Mark 9:1-10

    1 And he said unto them, Verily I
say unto you, That there be some of
them that stand here, which shall not
taste of death, till they have seen
the kingdom of God come with power.

    2 #And after six days Jesus taketh
with him Peter, and James, and John,
and leadeth them up into an high
mountain apart by themselves: and he
was transfigured before them.

    3 And his raiment became shining,
exceeding white as snow; so as no
fuller on earth can white them.

    4 And there appeared unto them
Elias with Moses: and they were
talking with Jesus.

    5 And Peter answered and said to
Jesus, Master, it is good for us to
be here: and let us make three
tabernacles; one for thee, and one
for Moses, and one for Elias.

    6 For he wist not what to say; for
they were sore afraid.

    7 And there was a cloud that
overshadowed them: and a voice came
out of the cloud, saying, This is my
beloved Son: hear him.

    8 And suddenly, when they had
looked round about, they saw no man
any more, save Jesus only with
themselves.

    9 And as they came down from the
mountain, he charged them that they
should tell no man what things they
had seen, till the Son of man were
risen from the dead.

    10 And they kept that saying with
themselves, questioning one with
another what the rising from the dead
should mean.


Section 1


Deuteronomy 4:1,15,33-35

    1 Now therefore hearken, O Israel,
unto the statutes and unto the
judgments, which I teach you, for to
do them, that ye may live, and go in
and possess the land which the Lord
God of your fathers giveth you.

    15 Take ye therefore good heed unto
yourselves; for ye saw no manner of
similitude on the day that the Lord
spake unto you in Horeb out of the
midst of the fire:

    33 Did ever people hear the voice
of God speaking out of the midst of
the fire, as thou hast heard, and
live?

    34 Or hath God assayed to go and
take him a nation from the midst of
another nation, by temptations, by
signs, and by wonders, and by war,
and by a mighty hand, and by a
stretched out arm, and by great
terrors, according to all that the
Lord your God did for you in Egypt
before your eyes?

    35 Unto thee it was shewed, that
thou mightest know that the Lord he
is God; there is none else beside
him.

***
John 1:18

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

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

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


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 335:16

  (- MORTAL MIND - The subjective states of error)

    (-19- Soul and Spirit one)
    XIX. Soul and Spirit being one, God and Soul are one, and this one never included in a limited mind or a limited body. Spirit is eternal, divine. Nothing but Spirit, Soul, can evolve Life, for Spirit is more than all else. Because Soul is immortal, it does not exist in mortality. Soul must be incorporeal to be Spirit, for Spirit is not finite. Only by losing the false sense of Soul can we gain the eternal unfolding of Life as immortality brought to light.


Section 2


Psalm 90:1,2

    1 Lord, thou hast been our
dwelling place in all generations.

    2 Before the mountains were brought
forth, or ever thou hadst formed the
earth and the world, even from
everlasting to everlasting, thou art
God.

***
Judges 5:3,5

    3 Hear, O ye kings; give ear, O ye
princes; I, even I, will sing unto the
Lord; I will sing praise to the Lord
God of Israel.

    5 The mountains melted from before
the Lord, even that Sinai from before
the Lord God of Israel.

***
Psalm 96:10

    10 Say among the heathen that the
Lord reigneth: the world also shall
be established that it shall not be
moved: he shall judge the people
righteously.

***
Isaiah 52:7

    7 #How beautiful upon the mountains
are the feet of him that bringeth
good tidings, that publisheth peace;
that bringeth good tidings of good,
that publisheth salvation; that saith
unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!

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


    (Opposing testimony)
    The evidence of the physical senses often reverses the real Science of being, and so creates a reign of discord, - assigning seeming power to sin, sickness, and death; but the great facts of Life, rightly understood, defeat this triad of errors, contradict their false witnesses, and reveal the kingdom of heaven, - the actual reign of harmony on earth. The material senses' reversal of the Science of Soul was practically exposed nineteen hundred years ago by the demonstrations of Jesus; yet these so-called senses still make mortal mind tributary to mortal body, and ordain certain sections of matter, such as brain and nerves, as the seats of pain and pleasure, from which matter reports to this so-called mind its status of happiness or misery.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 395:6-10


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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 536:1-4,8


    (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."
    The divine understanding reigns, is all, and there is no other consciousness.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 208:20


    (Seemingly independent authority)
    Let us learn of the real and eternal, and prepare for the reign of Spirit, the kingdom of heaven, - the reign and rule of universal harmony, which cannot be lost nor remain forever unseen.


Section 3


Job 10:1

    1 My soul is weary of my life; I
will leave my complaint upon myself;
I will speak in the bitterness of my
soul.

***
Psalm 69:1,17,18

    1 Save me, O God; for the waters
are come in unto my soul.

    17 And hide not thy face from thy
servant; for I am in trouble: hear me
speedily.

    18 Draw nigh unto my soul, and
redeem it: deliver me because of mine
enemies.

***
Lamentations 1:8,16

    8 Jerusalem hath grievously sinned;
therefore she is removed: all that
honoured her despise her, because
they have seen her nakedness: yea,
she sigheth, and turneth backward.

    16 For these things I weep; mine
eye, mine eye runneth down with
water, because the comforter that
should relieve my soul is far from
me: my children are desolate, because
the enemy prevailed.

***
Acts 17:22,23

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

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 311:14


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

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 481:29-8

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


    (Sense and pure Soul)
    In Science we learn that it is material sense, not Soul, which sins; and it will be found that it is the sense of sin which is lost, and not a sinful soul. When reading the Scriptures, the substitution of the word sense for soul gives the exact meaning in a majority of cases.
    (Soul defined)
    Human thought has adulterated the meaning of the word soul through the hypothesis that soul is both an evil and a good intelligence, resident in matter. The proper use of the word soul can always be gained by substituting the word God, where the deific meaning is required.

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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 240:29


    (Progress demanded)
    The divine method of paying sin's wages involves unwinding one's snarls, and learning from experience how to divide between sense and Soul.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 493:26

(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)
    Any sense of soul in matter is not the reality of being.


Section 4


Psalm 139:1,2

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

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

***
Exodus 31:1-3

    1 And the Lord spake unto Moses,
saying,

    2 See, I have called by name
Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of
Hur, of the tribe of Judah:

    3 And I have filled him with the
spirit of God, in wisdom, and in
understanding, and in knowledge, and
in all manner of workmanship,

***
Psalm 147:1,3,5

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

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

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

***
Proverbs 3:1,4,19

    1 My son, forget not my law; but
let thine heart keep my commandments:


    4 So shalt thou find favour and
good understanding in the sight of
God and man.

    19 The Lord by wisdom hath founded
the earth; by understanding hath he
established the heavens.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 510:9,16-18


    (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.

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


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

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 446:20


    (Exclusion of malpractice)
    To understand God strengthens hope, enthrones faith in Truth, and verifies Jesus' word: "Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world."

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 381:12-16


    (No laws of matter)
    The so-called laws of mortal belief are destroyed by the understanding that Soul is immortal, and that mortal mind cannot legislate the times, periods, and types of disease, with which mortals die. God is the lawmaker, but He is not the author of barbarous codes.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 3:12


    (The spiritual mathematics)
    The Divine Being must be reflected by man, - else man is not the image and likeness of the patient, tender, and true, the One "altogether lovely;" but to understand God is the work of eternity, and demands absolute consecration of thought, energy, and desire.


Section 5


II Samuel 22:3-7,20

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

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

    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.

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

***
Mark 6:34,53-56

    34 And Jesus, when he came out, saw
much people, and was moved with
compassion toward them, because they
were as sheep not having a shepherd:
and he began to teach them many
things.

    53 And when they had passed over,
they came into the land of
Gennesaret, and drew to the shore.

    54 And when they were come out of
the ship, straightway they knew him,

    55 And ran through that whole
region round about, and began to
carry about in beds those that were
sick, where they heard he was.

    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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 231:4


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

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 388:24-29


    (God sustains man)
    Because sin and sickness are not qualities of Soul, or Life, we have hope in immortality; but it would be foolish to venture beyond our present understanding, foolish to stop eating until we gain perfection and a clear comprehension of the living Spirit.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 351:2


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

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.

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.

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


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


Section 6


Revelation 14:1,3-5

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

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

    4 These are they which were not
defiled with women; for they are
virgins. These are they which follow
the Lamb whithersoever he goeth.
These were redeemed from among men,
being the firstfruits unto God and to
the Lamb.

    5 And in their mouth was found no
guile: for they are without fault
before the throne of God.
Revelation 15:2-4

    2 And I saw as it were a sea of
glass mingled with fire: and them
that had gotten the victory over the
beast, and over his image, and over
his mark, and over the number of his
name, stand on the sea of glass,
having the harps of God.

    3 And they sing the song of Moses
the servant of God, and the song of
the Lamb, saying, Great and
marvellous are thy works, Lord God
Almighty; just and true are thy ways,
thou King of saints.

    4 Who shall not fear thee, O Lord,
and glorify thy name? for thou only
art holy: for all nations shall come
and worship before thee; for thy
judgments are made manifest.
Revelation 22:17

    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.

582:14 Chapter 17: Glossary
(BRIDE)

    BRIDE. Purity and innocence, conceiving man in the idea of God; a sense of Soul, which has spiritual bliss and enjoys but cannot suffer.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 575:1


    (Spiritual wedlock)
    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.

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.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 566:1-9


    (Spiritual guidance)
    As the children of Israel were guided triumphantly through the Red Sea, the dark ebbing and flowing tides of human fear, - as they were led through the wilderness, walking wearily through the great desert of human hopes, and anticipating the promised joy, - so shall the spiritual idea guide all right desires in their passage from sense to Soul, from a material sense of existence to the spiritual, up to the glory prepared for them who love God.

Subheadings in this lesson

07 1 - -1- The deific supremacy
07 1 - -19- Soul and Spirit one
07 2 - Opposing testimony
07 2 - Divine authority
07 2 - New earth and no more sea
07 2 - Seemingly independent authority
07 3 - Soul impeccable
07 3 - Sense and pure Soul
07 3 - Soul defined
07 3 - The fall of error
07 3 - Progress demanded
07 3 - Mind destroys all ills
07 4 - Spiritual ideas apprehended
07 4 - Geology a failure
07 4 - Jesus' disregard of matter
07 4 - Exclusion of malpractice
07 4 - No laws of matter
07 4 - The spiritual mathematics
07 5 - Destruction of all evil
07 5 - God sustains man
07 5 - Truth a present help
07 5 - Efficacy of truth
07 5 - Sensationless body
07 5 - Corporeal changes
07 6 - Spiritual wedlock
07 6 - Decapitation of error
07 6 - Spiritual guidance


August 13,1905

Subject: 08

MIND.

1ooo



-- Golden Text --

Isaiah 14:24

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


Responsive Reading


Job 5:8-13,15-19,22-24

    8 I would seek unto God, and unto
God would I commit my cause:

    9 Which doeth great things and
unsearchable; marvellous things
without number:

    10 Who giveth rain upon the earth,
and sendeth waters upon the fields:

    11 To set up on high those that be
low; that those which mourn may be
exalted to safety.

    12 He disappointeth the devices of
the crafty, so that their hands cannot
perform their enterprise.

    13 He taketh the wise in their own
craftiness: and the counsel of the
froward is carried headlong.

    15 But he saveth the poor from the
sword, from their mouth, and from the
hand of the mighty.

    16 So the poor hath hope, and
iniquity stoppeth her mouth.

    17 Behold, happy is the man whom
God correcteth: therefore despise not
thou the chastening of the Almighty:

    18 For he maketh sore, and bindeth
up: he woundeth, and his hands make
whole.

    19 He shall deliver thee in six
troubles: yea, in seven there shall
no evil touch thee.

    22 At destruction and famine thou
shalt laugh: neither shalt thou be
afraid of the beasts of the earth.

    23 For thou shalt be in league with
the stones of the field: and the
beasts of the field shall be at peace
with thee.

    24 And thou shalt know that thy
tabernacle shall be in peace; and
thou shalt visit thy habitation, and
shalt not sin.


Section 1


Daniel 2:20,22

    20 Daniel answered and said,
Blessed be the name of God for ever
and ever: for wisdom and might are
his:

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

***
Jeremiah 51:10,15

    10 The Lord hath brought forth our
righteousness: come, and let us
declare in Zion the work of the Lord
our God.

    15 He hath made the earth by his
power, he hath established the world
by his wisdom, and hath stretched out
the heaven by his understanding.

***
I Corinthians 1:20,21,25-27,30,31

    20 Where is the wise? where is the
scribe? where is the disputer of this
world? hath not God made foolish the
wisdom of this world?

    21 For after that in the wisdom of
God the world by wisdom knew not God,
it pleased God by the foolishness of
preaching to save them that believe.

    25 Because the foolishness of God
is wiser than men; and the weakness
of God is stronger than men.

    26 For ye see your calling,
brethren, how that not many wise men
after the flesh, not many mighty, not
many noble, are called:

    27 But God hath chosen the foolish
things of the world to confound the
wise; and God hath chosen the weak
things of the world to confound the
things which are mighty;

    30 But of him are ye in Christ
Jesus, who of God is made unto us
wisdom, and righteousness, and
sanctification, and redemption:

    31 That, according as it is
written, He that glorieth, let him
glory in the Lord.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 336:1-2,6

  (- MORTAL MIND - Idolatry)


    (-21- The divine Ego)
    Mind is the I AM, or infinity.
    The divine Ego, or individuality, is reflected in all spiritual individuality from the infinitesimal to the infinite.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 275:14

    (Divine synonyms)
    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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 204:20


    (Unscientific theories)
    When will the ages understand the Ego, and realize only one God, one Mind or intelligence?

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 191:30


    (No physical affinity)
    Mind has no affinity with matter, and therefore Truth is able to cast out the ills of the flesh. Mind, God, sends forth the aroma of Spirit, the atmosphere of intelligence. The belief that a pulpy substance under the skull is mind is a mockery of intelligence, a mimicry of Mind.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 469:7-11,17-21

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


    Question. - What is intelligence?
    Answer. - Intelligence is omniscience, omnipresence, and omnipotence. It is the primal and eternal quality of infinite Mind, of the triune Principle, - Life, Truth, and Love, - named God.
    (True sense of infinitude)
    There can be but one Mind, because there is but one God; and if mortals claimed no other Mind and accepted no other, sin would be unknown. We can have but one Mind, if that one is infinite.


Section 2


Isaiah 2:3

    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.

***
Psalm 119:99

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

***
John 14:26

    26 But the Comforter, which is the
Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send
in my name, he shall teach you all
things, and bring all things to your
remembrance, whatsoever I have said
unto you.

***
Galatians 1:11,12

    11 But I certify you, brethren,
that the gospel which was preached of
me is not after man.

    12 For I neither received it of
man, neither was I taught it, but by
the revelation of Jesus Christ.

***
I Corinthians 2:11-13

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

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

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 272:28


    (God the Principle of all)
    The divine Principle of the universe must interpret the universe. God is the divine Principle of all that represents Him and of all that really exists. Christian Science, as demonstrated by Jesus, alone reveals the natural, divine Principle of Science.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 127:23


    (No physical science)
    There is no physical science, inasmuch as all truth proceeds from the divine Mind. Therefore truth is not human, and is not a law of matter, for matter is not a lawgiver. Science is an emanation of divine Mind, and is alone able to interpret God aright. It has a spiritual, and not a material origin. It is a divine utterance, - the Comforter which leadeth into all truth.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 124:14

    (Right interpretation)
    The universe, like man, is to be interpreted by Science from its divine Principle, God, and then it can be understood; but when explained on the basis of physical sense and represented as subject to growth, maturity, and decay, the universe, like man, is, and must continue to be, an enigma.

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.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 264:7-10


    (Mind's true camera)
    Mortals must look beyond fading, finite forms, if they would gain the true sense of things. Where shall the gaze rest but in the unsearchable realm of Mind?


Section 3


Psalm 33:11

    11 The counsel of the Lord standeth
for ever, the thoughts of his heart
to all generations.

***
Deuteronomy 32:4

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

***
John 17:15,16,22,23

    15 I pray not that thou shouldest
take them out of the world, but that
thou shouldest keep them from the
evil.

    16 They are not of the world, even
as I am not of the world.

    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.

***
Colossians 2:9,10

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

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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 239:29-30


    (Antagonistic sources)
    The perfect Mind sends forth perfection, for God is Mind.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 281:10


    (God and His image)
    The Ego-man is the reflection of the Ego-God; the Ego-man is the image and likeness of perfect Mind, Spirit, divine Principle.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 300:28

    (The divine reflection)
    The universe reflects and expresses the divine substance or Mind; therefore God is seen only in the spiritual universe and spiritual man, as the sun is seen in the ray of light which goes out from it. God is revealed only in that which reflects Life, Truth, Love, - yea, which manifests God's attributes and power, even as the human likeness thrown upon the mirror, repeats the color, form, and action of the person in front of the mirror.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 247:21-24,28


    (The divine loveliness) Beauty is a thing of life, which dwells forever in the eternal Mind and reflects the charms of His goodness in expression, form, outline, and color.
    The embellishments of the person are poor substitutes for the charms of being, shining resplendent and eternal over age and decay.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 259:11


    (God's man discerned)
    The Christlike understanding of scientific being and divine healing includes a perfect Principle and idea, - perfect God and perfect man, - as the basis of thought and demonstration.


Section 4


Exodus 15:2

    2 The Lord is my strength and song,
and he is become my salvation: he is
my God, and I will prepare him an
habitation; my father's God, and I
will exalt him.

***
Isaiah 26:4

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

***
Job 5:8,9,11,19-21

    8 I would seek unto God, and unto
God would I commit my cause:

    9 Which doeth great things and
unsearchable; marvellous things
without number:

    11 To set up on high those that be
low; that those which mourn may be
exalted to safety.

    19 He shall deliver thee in six
troubles: yea, in seven there shall
no evil touch thee.

    20 In famine he shall redeem thee
from death: and in war from the power
of the sword.

    21 Thou shalt be hid from the
scourge of the tongue: neither shalt
thou be afraid of destruction when it
cometh.

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 62:22


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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 216:11-18


    (Servants and masters)
    The understanding that the Ego is Mind, and that there is but one Mind or intelligence, begins at once to destroy the errors of mortal sense and to supply the truth of immortal sense. This understanding makes the body harmonious; it makes the nerves, bones, brain, etc., servants, instead of masters. If man is governed by the law of divine Mind, his body is in submission to everlasting Life and Truth and Love.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 120:15-19


    (Health and the senses)
    Health is not a condition of matter, but of Mind; nor can the material senses bear reliable testimony on the subject of health. The Science of Mind-healing shows it to be impossible for aught but Mind to testify truly or to exhibit the real status of man.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 371:27-30


    (Mind imparts purity, health, and beauty) The necessity for uplifting the race is father to the fact that Mind can do it; for Mind can impart purity instead of impurity, strength instead of weakness, and health instead of disease.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 147:32


    (Jesus' own practice)
    Jesus never spoke of disease as dangerous or as difficult to heal. When his students brought to him a case they had failed to heal, he said to them, "O faithless generation," implying that the requisite power to heal was in Mind. He prescribed no drugs, urged no obedience to material laws, but acted in direct disobedience to them.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 384:30-1


    (Benefit of philanthropy)
    Sickness, sin, and death must at length quail before the divine rights of intelligence, and then the power of Mind over the entire functions and organs of the human system will be acknowledged.


Section 5


I John 2:18

    18 Little children, it is the last
time: and as ye have heard that
antichrist shall come, even now are
there many antichrists; whereby we
know that it is the last time.

***
Matthew 24:23-27

    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.

    25 Behold, I have told you before.


    26 Wherefore if they shall say unto
you, Behold, he is in the desert; go
not forth: behold, he is in the
secret chambers; believe it not.

    27 For as the lightning cometh out
of the east, and shineth even unto the
west; so shall also the coming of the
Son of man be.

***
James 4:8,10

    8 Draw nigh to God, and he will
draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands,
ye sinners; and purify your hearts,
ye double minded.

    10 Humble yourselves in the sight
of the Lord, and he shall lift you
up.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 169:29


    (Modes of matter)
    Whatever teaches man to have other laws and to acknowledge other powers than the divine Mind, is anti-Christian. The good that a poisonous drug seems to do is evil, for it robs man of reliance on God, omnipotent Mind, and according to belief, poisons the human system. Truth is not the basis of theogony. Modes of matter form neither a moral nor a spiritual system. The discord which calls for material methods is the result of the exercise of faith in material modes, - faith in matter instead of in Spirit.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 170:10

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

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 171:25-27

    (Matter versus Spirit)
    The so-called laws of matter are nothing but false beliefs that intelligence and life are present where Mind is not.

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


    (Definition of mortal mind)
    The spiritually unscientific definition of mind is based on the evidence of the physical senses, which makes minds many and calls mind both human and divine.

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.

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


    (The traitor's conspiracy)
    During his night of gloom and glory in the garden, Jesus realized the utter error of a belief in any possible material intelligence. The pangs of neglect and the staves of bigoted ignorance smote him sorely. His students slept. He said unto them: "Could ye not watch with me one hour?" Could they not watch with him who, waiting and struggling in voiceless agony, held uncomplaining guard over a world? There was no response to that human yearning, and so Jesus turned forever away from earth to heaven, from sense to Soul.


Section 6


Psalm 46:10

    10 Be still, and know that I am
God: I will be exalted among the
heathen, I will be exalted in the
earth.

***
Ephesians 2:4-6

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

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

    6 And hath raised us up together,
and made us sit together in heavenly
places in Christ Jesus:
Ephesians 3:14,17-19

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

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

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

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

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 259:26


    (Immortal models)
    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.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 260:7

    (Spiritual discovery)
    The conceptions of mortal, erring thought must give way to the ideal of all that is perfect and eternal. Through many generations human beliefs will be attaining diviner conceptions, and the immortal and perfect model of God's creation will finally be seen as the only true conception of being.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 248:26-4


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

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 - -21- The divine Ego
08 1 - Divine synonyms
08 1 - Unscientific theories
08 1 - No physical affinity
08 1 - True sense of infinitude
08 2 - God the Principle of all
08 2 - No physical science
08 2 - Right interpretation
08 2 - Sinlessness of Mind, Soul
08 2 - Mind's true camera
08 3 - Antagonistic sources
08 3 - God and His image
08 3 - The divine reflection
08 3 - The divine loveliness
08 3 - God's man discerned
08 4 - The Mind creative
08 4 - Servants and masters
08 4 - Health and the senses
08 4 - Mind imparts purity, health, and beauty
08 4 - Jesus' own practice
08 4 - Benefit of philanthropy
08 5 - Modes of matter
08 5 - Physiology unscientific
08 5 - Matter versus Spirit
08 5 - Definition of mortal mind
08 5 - Music, rhythm of head and heart
08 5 - The traitor's conspiracy
08 6 - Immortal models
08 6 - Spiritual discovery
08 6 - Perfect models
08 6 - Salvation and probation


August 20,1905

Subject: 09

CHRIST JESUS.

ooo2



-- Golden Text --

Philipians 3:7,8

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

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


Responsive Reading


Luke 9:18-23,26,37-43

    18 #And it came to pass, as he was
alone praying, his disciples were with
him: and he asked them, saying, Whom
say the people that I am?

    19 They answering said, John the
Baptist; but some say, Elias; and
others say, that one of the old
prophets is risen again.

    20 He said unto them, But whom say
ye that I am? Peter answering said,
The Christ of God.

    21 And he straitly charged them,
and commanded them to tell no man
that thing;

    22 Saying, The Son of man must
suffer many things, and be rejected
of the elders and chief priests and
scribes, and be slain, and be raised
the third day.

    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.

    26 For whosoever shall be ashamed
of me and of my words, of him shall
the Son of man be ashamed, when he
shall come in his own glory, and in
his Father's, and of the holy angels.


    37 #And it came to pass, that on
the next day, when they were come
down from the hill, much people met
him.

    38 And, behold, a man of the
company cried out, saying, Master, I
beseech thee, look upon my son: for
he is mine only child.

    39 And, lo, a spirit taketh him,
and he suddenly crieth out; and it
teareth him that he foameth again,
and bruising him hardly departeth
from him.

    40 And I besought thy disciples to
cast him out; and they could not.

    41 And Jesus answering said, O
faithless and perverse generation,
how long shall I be with you, and
suffer you? Bring thy son hither.

    42 And as he was yet a coming, the
devil threw him down, and tare him.
And Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit,
and healed the child, and delivered
him again to his father.

    43 #And they were all amazed at the
mighty power of God. But while they
wondered every one at all things
which Jesus did, he said unto his
disciples,


Section 1


Psalm 2:7

    7 I will declare the decree: the
Lord hath said unto me, Thou art my
Son; this day have I begotten thee.
Psalm 110:2-4

    2 The Lord shall send the rod of
thy strength out of Zion: rule thou
in the midst of thine enemies.

    3 Thy people shall be willing in
the day of thy power, in the beauties
of holiness from the womb of the
morning: thou hast the dew of thy
youth.

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

***
Hebrews 7:11,15,16

    11 If therefore perfection were by
the Levitical priesthood, (for under
it the people received the law,) what
further need was there that another
priest should rise after the order of
Melchisedec, and not be called after
the order of Aaron?

    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.

***
John 1:11-14

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

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

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

    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.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 361:4-5


    (Choose ye today)
    Christ, as the true spiritual idea, is the ideal of God now and forever, here and everywhere.

583:10 Chapter 17: Glossary
(CHRIST)

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 333:9-13,19-27

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


    (-12- Messiah or Christ)
    Christ expresses God's spiritual, eternal nature. The name is synonymous with Messiah, and alludes to the spirituality which is taught, illustrated, and demonstrated in the life of which Christ Jesus was the embodiment.
    (-13- The divine Principle and idea) 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.

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) - 334:10

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

    (-15- The Son's duality)
    XV. The invisible Christ was imperceptible to the so-called personal senses, whereas Jesus appeared as a bodily existence. This dual personality of the unseen and the seen, the spiritual and material, the eternal Christ and the corporeal Jesus manifest in flesh, continued until the Master's ascension, when the human, material concept, or Jesus, disappeared, while the spiritual self, or Christ, continues to exist in the eternal order of divine Science, taking away the sins of the world, as the Christ has always done, even before the human Jesus was incarnate to mortal eyes.


Section 2


Isaiah 7:10-14

    10 #Moreover the Lord spake again
unto Ahaz, saying,

    11 Ask thee a sign of the Lord thy
God; ask it either in the depth, or in
the height above.

    12 But Ahaz said, I will not ask,
neither will I tempt the Lord.

    13 And he said, Hear ye now, O
house of David; Is it a small thing
for you to weary men, but will ye
weary my God also?

    14 Therefore the Lord himself shall
give you a sign; Behold, a virgin
shall conceive, and bear a son, and
shall call his name Immanuel.

***
Matthew 1:18-23

    18 #Now the birth of Jesus Christ
was on this wise: When as his mother
Mary was espoused to Joseph, before
they came together, she was found
with child of the Holy Ghost.

    19 Then Joseph her husband, being a
just man, and not willing to make her
a publick example, was minded to put
her away privily.

    20 But while he thought on these
things, behold, the angel of the Lord
appeared unto him in a dream, saying,
Joseph, thou son of David, fear not
to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for
that which is conceived in her is of
the Holy Ghost.

    21 And she shall bring forth a son,
and thou shalt call his name JESUS:
for he shall save his people from
their sins.

    22 Now all this was done, that it
might be fulfilled which was spoken
of the Lord by the prophet, saying,

    23 Behold, a virgin shall be with
child, and shall bring forth a son,
and they shall call his name
Emmanuel, which being interpreted is,
God with us.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 332:23-26

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


    (-11- Christ Jesus)
    XI. Jesus was the son of a virgin. He was appointed to speak God's word and to appear to mortals in such a form of humanity as they could understand as well as perceive.

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


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

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

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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 539:27-1


    (Scientific offspring)
    The divine origin of Jesus gave him more than human power to expound the facts of creation, and demonstrate the one Mind which makes and governs man and the universe. The Science of creation, so conspicuous in the birth of Jesus, inspired his wisest and least-understood sayings, and was the basis of his marvellous demonstrations.


Section 3


Isaiah 50:10

    10 #Who is among you that feareth
the Lord, that obeyeth the voice of
his servant, that walketh in
darkness, and hath no light? let him
trust in the name of the Lord, and
stay upon his God.

***
John 12:44,46,47

    44 #Jesus cried and said, He that
believeth on me, believeth not on me,
but on him that sent me.

    46 I am come a light into the
world, that whosoever believeth on me
should not abide in darkness.

    47 And if any man hear my words,
and believe not, I judge him not: for
I came not to judge the world, but to
save the world.

***
Matthew 4:23,24

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

    24 And his fame went throughout all
Syria: and they brought unto him all
sick people that were taken with
divers diseases and torments, and
those which were possessed with
devils, and those which were
lunatick, and those that had the
palsy; and he healed them.

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


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

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


    (The Christ-mission)
    Jesus established his church and maintained his mission on a spiritual foundation of Christ-healing. He taught his followers that his religion had a divine Principle, which would cast out error and heal both the sick and the sinning. He claimed no intelligence, action, nor life separate from God. Despite the persecution this brought upon him, he used his divine power to save men both bodily and spiritually.

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


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

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 41:14-18

    (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.

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

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

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 483:30

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


    (Science the way)
    One must fulfil one's mission without timidity or dissimulation, for to be well done, the work must be done unselfishly. Christianity will never be based on a divine Principle and so found to be unerring, until its absolute Science is reached. When this is accomplished, neither pride, prejudice, bigotry, nor envy can wash away its foundation, for it is built upon the rock, Christ.


Section 4


Psalm 119:165

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

***
Luke 14:1-4

    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;
Luke 8:22-25

    22 #Now it came to pass on a
certain day, that he went into a ship
with his disciples: and he said unto
them, Let us go over unto the other
side of the lake. And they launched
forth.

    23 But as they sailed he fell
asleep: and there came down a storm
of wind on the lake; and they were
filled with water, and were in
jeopardy.

    24 And they came to him, and awoke
him, saying, Master, master, we
perish. Then he arose, and rebuked
the wind and the raging of the water:
and they ceased, and there was a
calm.

    25 And he said unto them, Where is
your faith? And they being afraid
wondered, saying one to another, What
manner of man is this! for he
commandeth even the winds and water,
and they obey him.

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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 273:21


    (Spiritual law the only law)
    God never ordained a material law to annul the spiritual law. If there were such a material law, it would oppose the supremacy of Spirit, God, and impugn the wisdom of the creator. Jesus walked on the waves, fed the multitude, healed the sick, and raised the dead in direct opposition to material laws. His acts were the demonstration of Science, overcoming the false claims of material sense or law.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 380:32-4


    (Ignorance of our rights)
    Every law of matter or the body, supposed to govern man, is rendered null and void by the law of Life, God. Ignorant of our God-given rights, we submit to unjust decrees, and the bias of education enforces this slavery.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 184:1,12


    (Belief and understanding)
    The so-called laws of health are simply laws of mortal belief. The premises being erroneous, the conclusions are wrong. Truth makes no laws to regulate sickness, sin, and death, for these are unknown to Truth and should not be recognized as reality.
    Truth, Life, and Love are the only legitimate and eternal demands on man, and they are spiritual lawgivers, enforcing obedience through divine statutes.


Section 5


Psalm 55:22

    22 Cast thy burden upon the Lord,
and he shall sustain thee: he shall
never suffer the righteous to be
moved.

***
Jeremiah 23:34-36

    34 And as for the prophet, and the
priest, and the people, that shall
say, The burden of the Lord, I will
even punish that man and his house.

    35 Thus shall ye say every one to
his neighbour, and every one to his
brother, What hath the Lord answered?
and, What hath the Lord spoken?

    36 And the burden of the Lord shall
ye mention no more: for every man's
word shall be his burden; for ye have
perverted the words of the living
God, of the Lord of hosts our God.

***
Matthew 11:28-30

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

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

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

***
Galatians 6:1,2

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

    2 Bear ye one another's burdens,
and so fulfil the law of Christ.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 38:24


    (Material pleasures)
    Jesus mapped out the path for others. He unveiled the Christ, the spiritual idea of divine Love. To those buried in the belief of sin and self, living only for pleasure or the gratification of the senses, he said in substance: Having eyes ye see not, and having ears ye hear not; lest ye should understand and be converted, and I might heal you. He taught that the material senses shut out Truth and its healing power.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 20:14-16

    (Perfect example)
    Jesus bore our infirmities; he knew the error of mortal belief, and "with his stripes [the rejection of error] we are healed."

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 180:17-30


    (Wrong and right way)
    Doctors should not implant disease in the thoughts of their patients, as they so frequently do, by declaring disease to be a fixed fact, even before they go to work to eradicate the disease through the material faith which they inspire. Instead of furnishing thought with fear, they should try to correct this turbulent element of mortal mind by the influence of divine Love which casteth out fear.
    When man is governed by God, the ever-present Mind who understands all things, man knows that with God all things are possible. The only way to this living Truth, which heals the sick, is found in the Science of divine Mind as taught and demonstrated by Christ Jesus.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 326:3-5,12


    (Loving God supremely)
    If we wish to follow Christ, Truth, it must be in the way of God's appointing. Jesus said, "He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also."
    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.


Section 6


Mark 10:32-34

    32 #And they were in the way going
up to Jerusalem; and Jesus went before
them: and they were amazed; and as
they followed, they were afraid. And
he took again the twelve, and began
to tell them what things should
happen unto him,

    33 Saying, Behold, we go up to
Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall
be delivered unto the chief priests,
and unto the scribes; and they shall
condemn him to death, and shall
deliver him to the Gentiles:

    34 And they shall mock him, and
shall scourge him, and shall spit
upon him, and shall kill him: and the
third day he shall rise again.

***
Acts 2:22,24,26

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

    24 Whom God hath raised up, having
loosed the pains of death: because it
was not possible that he should be
holden of it.

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

***
Philipians 2:9,11

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

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

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 45:6-10


    (Victory over the grave)
    Our Master fully and finally demonstrated divine Science in his victory over death and the grave. Jesus' deed was for the enlightenment of men and for the salvation of the whole world from sin, sickness, and death.

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

    (Heaven's sentinel)
    The meek demonstrator of good, the highest instructor and friend of man, met his earthly fate alone with God. No human eye was there to pity, no arm to save. Forsaken by all whom he had blessed, this faithful sentinel of God at the highest post of power, charged with the grandest trust of heaven, was ready to be transformed by the renewing of the infinite Spirit. He was to prove that the Christ is not subject to material conditions, but is above the reach of human wrath, and is able, through Truth, Life, and Love, to triumph over sin, sickness, death, and the grave.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 315:11-16


    (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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 494:5-11

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


    (Inexhaustible divine Love)
    Is it not a species of infidelity to believe that so great a work as the Messiah's was done for himself or for God, who needed no help from Jesus' example to preserve the eternal harmony? But mortals did need this help, and Jesus pointed the way for them. Divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 43:32


    (Divine victory)
    Love must triumph over hate. Truth and Life must seal the victory over error and death, before the thorns can be laid aside for a crown, the benediction follow, "Well done, good and faithful servant," and the supremacy of Spirit be demonstrated.

Subheadings in this lesson

09 1 - Choose ye today
09 1 - -12- Messiah or Christ
09 1 - -13- The divine Principle and idea
09 1 - -11- Christ Jesus
09 1 - -15- The Son's duality
09 2 - -11- Christ Jesus
09 2 - Spiritual conception
09 2 - Jesus the way-shower
09 2 - Scientific offspring
09 3 - Proof in practice
09 3 - The Christ-mission
09 3 - The holy struggle
09 3 - Healing early lost
09 3 - Effective triumph
09 3 - Science the way
09 4 - No material law
09 4 - Spiritual law the only law
09 4 - Ignorance of our rights
09 4 - Belief and understanding
09 5 - Material pleasures
09 5 - Perfect example
09 5 - Wrong and right way
09 5 - Loving God supremely
09 6 - Victory over the grave
09 6 - Heaven's sentinel
09 6 - The true sonship
09 6 - Inexhaustible divine Love
09 6 - Divine victory


August 27,1905

Subject: 10

MAN.

oo2o



-- Golden Text --

Psalm 45:2

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


Responsive Reading


Psalm 106:1-10,43,47,48

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

    2 Who can utter the mighty acts of
the Lord? who can shew forth all his
praise?

    3 Blessed are they that keep
judgment, and he that doeth
righteousness at all times.

    4 Remember me, O Lord, with the
favour that thou bearest unto thy
people: O visit me with thy
salvation;

    5 That I may see the good of thy
chosen, that I may rejoice in the
gladness of thy nation, that I may
glory with thine inheritance.

    6 We have sinned with our fathers,
we have committed iniquity, we have
done wickedly.

    7 Our fathers understood not thy
wonders in Egypt; they remembered not
the multitude of thy mercies; but
provoked him at the sea, even at the
Red sea.

    8 Nevertheless he saved them for
his name's sake, that he might make
his mighty power to be known.

    9 He rebuked the Red sea also, and
it was dried up: so he led them
through the depths, as through the
wilderness.

    10 And he saved them from the hand
of him that hated them, and redeemed
them from the hand of the enemy.

    43 Many times did he deliver them;
but they provoked him with their
counsel, and were brought low for
their iniquity.

    47 Save us, O Lord our God, and
gather us from among the heathen, to
give thanks unto thy holy name, and
to triumph in thy praise.

    48 Blessed be the Lord God of
Israel from everlasting to
everlasting: and let all the people
say, Amen. Praise ye the Lord.


Section 1


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.

***
Psalm 80:17

    17 Let thy hand be upon the man of
thy right hand, upon the son of man
whom thou madest strong for thyself.

***
Acts 17:29-31

    29 Forasmuch then as we are the
offspring of God, we ought not to
think that the Godhead is like unto
gold, or silver, or stone, graven by
art and man's device.

    30 And the times of this ignorance
God winked at; but now commandeth all
men every where to repent:

    31 Because he hath appointed a day,
in the which he will judge the world
in righteousness by that man whom he
hath ordained; whereof he hath given
assurance unto all men, in that he
hath raised him from the dead.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 475:5-14

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


    (Fleshly factors unreal)
    Question. - What is man?
    Answer. - Man is not matter; he is not made up of brain, blood, bones, and other material elements. The Scriptures inform us that man is made in the image and likeness of God. Matter is not that likeness. The likeness of Spirit cannot be so unlike Spirit. Man is spiritual and perfect; and because he is spiritual and perfect, he must be so understood in Christian Science. Man is idea, the image, of Love; he is not physique.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 477:9(begin To)-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) 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.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 345:21,31


    (Contradictions not found)
    Anybody, who is able to perceive the incongruity between God's idea and poor humanity, ought to be able to discern the distinction (made by Christian Science) between God's man, made in His image, and the sinning race of Adam.
    (God's idea the ideal man)
    It is not the purpose of Christian Science to "educate the idea of God, or treat it for disease," as is alleged by one critic. I regret that such criticism confounds man with Adam. When man is spoken of as made in God's image, it is not sinful and sickly mortal man who is referred to, but the ideal man, reflecting God's likeness.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 517:31


    (Birthright of man)
    Man is not made to till the soil. His birthright is dominion, not subjection. He is lord of the belief in earth and heaven, - himself subordinate alone to his Maker. This is the Science of being.


Section 2


Job 10:2,9

    2 I will say unto God, Do not
condemn me; shew me wherefore thou
contendest with me.

    9 Remember, I beseech thee, that
thou hast made me as the clay; and
wilt thou bring me into dust again?
Job 34:15

    15 All flesh shall perish together,
and man shall turn again unto dust.

***
Ecclesiastes 3:19,20

    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.

***
Isaiah 52:2,3,9

    2 Shake thyself from the dust;
arise, and sit down, O Jerusalem:
loose thyself from the bands of thy
neck, O captive daughter of Zion.

    3 For thus saith the Lord, Ye have
sold yourselves for nought; and ye
shall be redeemed without money.

    9 #Break forth into joy, sing
together, ye waste places of
Jerusalem: for the Lord hath
comforted his people, he hath
redeemed Jerusalem.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 524:13,24-6


    (Creation reversed)
    Genesis ii. 7. And the Lord God [Jehovah] formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
    Is this addition to His creation real or unreal? Is it the truth, or is it a lie concerning man and God?
    It must be a lie, for God presently curses the ground. Could Spirit evolve its opposite, matter, and give matter ability to sin and suffer? Is Spirit, God, injected into dust, and eventually ejected at the demand of matter? 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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 306:30-2


    (Thought-forms)
    God's man, spiritually created, is not material and mortal.
    (The serpent's whisper)
    The parent of all human discord was the Adam-dream, the deep sleep, in which originated the delusion that life and intelligence proceeded from and passed into matter.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 214:9


    (Adam and the senses)
    Adam, represented in the Scriptures as formed from dust, is an object-lesson for the human mind. The material senses, like Adam, originate in matter and return to dust, - are proved non-intelligent. They go out as they came in, for they are still the error, not the truth of being. When it is learned that the spiritual sense, and not the material, conveys the impressions of Mind to man, then being will be understood and found to be harmonious.


Section 3


Genesis 3:20

    20 And Adam called his wife's name
Eve; because she was the mother of all
living.
Genesis 2:23

    23 And Adam said, This is now bone
of my bones, and flesh of my flesh:
she shall be called Woman, because
she was taken out of Man.
Genesis 6:5-7

    5 #And God saw that the wickedness
of man was great in the earth, and
that every imagination of the
thoughts of his heart was only evil
continually.

    6 And it repented the Lord that he
had made man on the earth, and it
grieved him at his heart.

    7 And the Lord said, I will destroy
man whom I have created from the face
of the earth; both man, and beast,
and the creeping thing, and the fowls
of the air; for it repenteth me that
I have made them.

***
Psalm 4:2,3

    2 O ye sons of men, how long will
ye turn my glory into shame? how long
will ye love vanity, and seek after
leasing?

    3 But know that the Lord hath set
apart him that is godly for himself:
the Lord will hear when I call unto
him.

***
II Timothy 2:19

    19 Nevertheless the foundation of
God standeth sure, having this seal,
The Lord knoweth them that are his.
And, Let every one that nameth the
name of Christ depart from iniquity.

585:23 Chapter 17: Glossary
(EVE)

    EVE. A beginning; mortality; that which does not last forever; a finite belief concerning life, substance, and intelligence in matter; error; the belief that the human race originated materially instead of spiritually, - that man started first from dust, second from a rib, and third from an egg.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 545:32-1


    (Mortality mythical)
    The mortality of man is a myth, for man is immortal.

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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 491:12

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

    (Man linked with Spirit)
    It is only by acknowledging the supremacy of Spirit, which annuls the claims of matter, that mortals can lay off mortality and find the indissoluble spiritual link which establishes man forever in the divine likeness, inseparable from his creator.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 528:9-19


    (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.

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 4:1,2,8

    1 And Adam knew Eve his wife; and
she conceived, and bare Cain, and
said, I have gotten a man from the
Lord.

    2 And she again bare his brother
Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep,
but Cain was a tiller of the ground.

    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.

***
Job 14:1,2

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

    2 He cometh forth like a flower,
and is cut down: he fleeth also as a
shadow, and continueth not.
Job 15:14

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

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

***
Psalm 9:19,20

    19 Arise, O Lord; let not man
prevail: let the heathen be judged in
thy sight.

    20 Put them in fear, O Lord: that
the nations may know themselves to be
but men.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 540:28-31


    (Spiritual and material)
    Cain is the type of mortal and material man, conceived in sin and "shapen in iniquity;" he is not the type of Truth and Love. Material in origin and sense, he brings a material offering to God.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 538:30

    (Erroneous conception)
    Eve's declaration, "I have gotten a man from the Lord," supposes God to be the author of sin and sin's progeny. This false sense of existence is fratricidal. In the words of Jesus, it (evil, devil) is "a murderer from the beginning." Error begins by reckoning life as separate from Spirit, thus sapping the foundations of immortality, as if life and immortality were something which matter can both give and take away.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 531:32

    (Biological inventions)
    Did God at first create one man unaided, - that is, Adam, - but afterwards require the union of the two sexes in order to create the rest of the human family? No! God makes and governs all.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 89:26


    (Divine origination)
    Sound is not the originator of music, and man is not the father of man. Cain very naturally concluded that if life was in the body, and man gave it, man had the right to take it away. This incident shows that the belief of life in matter was "a murderer from the beginning."

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 243:32-4


    (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.


Section 5


Luke 1:26-28,35

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

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

    28 And the angel came in unto her,
and said, Hail, thou that art highly
favoured, the Lord is with thee:
blessed art thou among women.

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

***
I Corinthians 15:22,45,47

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

    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.

***
Romans 5:15

    15 But not as the offence, so also
is the free gift. For if through the
offence of one many be dead, much
more the grace of God, and the gift
by grace, which is by one man, Jesus
Christ, hath abounded unto many.

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


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 338:27

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


    (-29- Adam not ideal man) Jehovah declared the ground was accursed; and from this ground, or matter, sprang Adam, notwithstanding God had blessed the earth "for man's sake." From this it follows that Adam was not the ideal man for whom the earth was blessed. The ideal man was revealed in due time, and was known as Christ Jesus.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 316:3,17

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


Section 6


John 3:7,8

    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.

***
Ephesians 4:7,17,22-24

    7 But unto every one of us is given
grace according to the measure of the
gift of Christ.

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

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

    23 And be renewed in the spirit of
your mind;

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

***
I Peter 1:13,23

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

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 296:9


    (Scientific purgation)
    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.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 172:17


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 300:9


    (Old and new man)
    So far as the scientific statement as to man is understood, it can be proved and will bring to light the true reflection of God - the real man, or the new man (as St. Paul has it).

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 409:20


    (So-called superiority)
    The real man is spiritual and immortal, but the mortal and imperfect so-called "children of men" are counterfeits from the beginning, to be laid aside for the pure reality. This mortal is put off, and the new man or real man is put on, in proportion as mortals realize the Science of man and seek the true model.

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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 519:14


    (Infinity measureless)
    Mortals can never know the infinite, until they throw off the old man and reach the spiritual image and likeness. What can fathom infinity! How shall we declare Him, till, in the language of the apostle, "we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ"?

Subheadings in this lesson

10 1 - Fleshly factors unreal
10 1 - Material body never God's idea
10 1 - Contradictions not found
10 1 - God's idea the ideal man
10 1 - Birthright of man
10 2 - Creation reversed
10 2 - Thought-forms
10 2 - The serpent's whisper
10 2 - Adam and the senses
10 3 - Mortality mythical
10 3 - True nature and origin
10 3 - Man linked with Spirit
10 3 - Hypnotic surgery
10 3 - Mental midwifery
10 4 - Spiritual and material
10 4 - Erroneous conception
10 4 - Biological inventions
10 4 - Divine origination
10 4 - Deformity and perfection
10 5 - The Fatherhood of God
10 5 - -29- Adam not ideal man
10 5 - Jesus as mediator
10 5 - Spiritual government
10 6 - Scientific purgation
10 6 - Degrees of development
10 6 - Old and new man
10 6 - So-called superiority
10 6 - Immaterial pleasure
10 6 - Infinity measureless


September 3,1905

Subject: 11

SUBSTANCE.

o2oo



-- Golden Text --

Matthew 25:29

    29 For unto every one that hath
shall be given, and he shall have
abundance: but from him that hath not
shall be taken away even that which
he hath.


Responsive Reading


Hebrews 11:1-10

    1 Now faith is the substance of
things hoped for, the evidence of
things not seen.

    2 For by it the elders obtained a
good report.

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

    4 By faith Abel offered unto God a
more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by
which he obtained witness that he was
righteous, God testifying of his
gifts: and by it he being dead yet
speaketh.

    5 By faith Enoch was translated
that he should not see death; and was
not found, because God had translated
him: for before his translation he
had this testimony, that he pleased
God.

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

    7 By faith Noah, being warned of
God of things not seen as yet, moved
with fear, prepared an ark to the
saving of his house; by the which he
condemned the world, and became heir
of the righteousness which is by
faith.

    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.


Section 1


John 4:23

    23 But the hour cometh, and now is,
when the true worshippers shall
worship the Father in spirit and in
truth: for the Father seeketh such to
worship him.
John 6:63

    63 It is the spirit that
quickeneth; the flesh profiteth
nothing: the words that I speak unto
you, they are spirit, and they are
life.

***
II Corinthians 4:17,18

    17 For our light affliction, which
is but for a moment, worketh for us a
far more exceeding and eternal weight
of glory;

    18 While we look not at the things
which are seen, but at the things
which are not seen: for the things
which are seen are temporal; but the
things which are not seen are
eternal.
II Corinthians 5:6,7

    6 Therefore we are always
confident, knowing that, whilst we
are at home in the body, we are
absent from the Lord:

    7 (For we walk by faith, not by
sight:)

***
Hebrews 11:3

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

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 468:16-24

(07) Question: What is Substance?
ADAM = A belief in intelligent matter, finiteness, and mortality.
Topic: Soul


    (Spiritual synonyms)
    Question. - What is substance?
    Answer. - Substance is that which is eternal and incapable of discord and decay. Truth, Life, and Love are substance, as the Scriptures use this word in Hebrews: "The substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." Spirit, the synonym of Mind, Soul, or God, is the only real substance. The spiritual universe, including individual man, is a compound idea, reflecting the divine substance of Spirit.

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

  (- MORTAL MIND - The subjective states of error)


    (-18- The only substance)
    Spirit is the only substance, the invisible and indivisible infinite God. Things spiritual and eternal are substantial. Things material and temporal are insubstantial.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 330:11-15

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

    (-1- The deific supremacy)
    I. God is infinite, the only Life, substance, Spirit, or Soul, the only intelligence of the universe, including man. Eye hath neither seen God nor His image and likeness. Neither God nor the perfect man can be discerned by the material senses.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 257:4-15


    (Matter is not substance)
    If matter, so-called, is substance, then Spirit, matter's unlikeness, must be shadow; and shadow cannot produce substance. The theory that Spirit is not the only substance and creator is pantheistic heterodoxy, which ultimates in sickness, sin, and death; it is the belief in a bodily soul and a material mind, a soul governed by the body and a mind in matter. This belief is shallow pantheism.
    Mind creates His own likeness in ideas, and the substance of an idea is very far from being the supposed substance of non-intelligent matter. Hence the Father Mind is not the father of matter.


Section 2


Genesis 3:17,19

    17 And unto Adam he said, Because
thou hast hearkened unto the voice of
thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree,
of which I commanded thee, saying,
Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is
the ground for thy sake; in sorrow
shalt thou eat of it all the days of
thy life;

    19 In the sweat of thy face shalt
thou eat bread, till thou return unto
the ground; for out of it wast thou
taken: for dust thou art, and unto
dust shalt thou return.

***
Isaiah 5:20,24

    20 #Woe unto them that call evil
good, and good evil; that put
darkness for light, and light for
darkness; that put bitter for sweet,
and sweet for bitter!

    24 Therefore as the fire devoureth
the stubble, and the flame consumeth
the chaff, so their root shall be as
rottenness, and their blossom shall
go up as dust: because they have cast
away the law of the Lord of hosts,
and despised the word of the Holy One
of Israel.

***
Malachi 4:1

    1 For, behold, the day cometh,
that shall burn as an oven; and all
the proud, yea, and all that do
wickedly, shall be stubble: and the
day that cometh shall burn them up,
saith the Lord of hosts, that it
shall leave them neither root nor
branch.

***
I Corinthians 3:11-13

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

    12 Now if any man build upon this
foundation gold, silver, precious
stones, wood, hay, stubble;

    13 Every man's work shall be made
manifest: for the day shall declare
it, because it shall be revealed by
fire; and the fire shall try every
man's work of what sort it is.

584:28 Chapter 17: Glossary
(DUST)

    DUST. Nothingness; the absence of substance, life, or intelligence.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 278:4


    (Substance versus supposition) Spirit is the only substance and consciousness recognized by divine Science. The material senses oppose this, but there are no material senses, for matter has no mind. In Spirit there is no matter, even as in Truth there is no error, and in good no evil. It is a false supposition, the notion that there is real substance-matter, the opposite of Spirit. Spirit, God, is infinite, all. Spirit can have no opposite.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 278:12-5

    (One cause supreme)
    That matter is substantial or has life and sensation, is one of the false beliefs of mortals, and exists only in a supposititious mortal consciousness. Hence, as we approach Spirit and Truth, we lose the consciousness of matter. The admission that there can be material substance requires another admission, - namely, that Spirit is not infinite and that matter is self-creative, self-existent, and eternal. From this it would follow that there are two eternal causes, warring forever with each other; and yet we say that Spirit is supreme and all-presence.
    The belief of the eternity of matter contradicts the demonstration of life as Spirit, and leads to the conclusion that if man is material, he originated in matter and must return to dust, - logic which would prove his annihilation.
    (Substance is Spirit)
    All that we term sin, sickness, and death is a mortal belief. We define matter as error, because it is the opposite of life, substance, and intelligence. Matter, with its mortality, cannot be substantial if Spirit is substantial and eternal. Which ought to be substance to us, - the erring, changing, and dying, the mutable and mortal, or the unerring, immutable, and immortal? A New Testament writer plainly describes faith, a quality of mind, as "the substance of things hoped for."

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.


Section 3


Numbers 11:24,25

    24 #And Moses went out, and told
the people the words of the Lord, and
gathered the seventy men of the
elders of the people, and set them
round about the tabernacle.

    25 And the Lord came down in a
cloud, and spake unto him, and took
of the spirit that was upon him, and
gave it unto the seventy elders: and
it came to pass, that, when the
spirit rested upon them, they
prophesied, and did not cease.

***
John 3:25,27-30

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

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

    28 Ye yourselves bear me witness,
that I said, I am not the Christ, but
that I am sent before him.

    29 He that hath the bride is the
bridegroom: but the friend of the
bridegroom, which standeth and
heareth him, rejoiceth greatly
because of the bridegroom's voice:
this my joy therefore is fulfilled.

    30 He must increase, but I must
decrease.

***
Revelation 19:9,10

    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.

***
I Corinthians 13:8-10

    8 Charity never faileth: but
whether there be prophecies, they
shall fail; whether there be tongues,
they shall cease; whether there be
knowledge, it shall vanish away.

    9 For we know in part, and we
prophesy in part.

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

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 349:18


    (Language inadequate)
    The elucidation of Christian Science lies in its spiritual sense, and this sense must be gained by its disciples in order to grasp the meaning of this Science. Out of this condition grew the prophecy concerning the Christian apostles, "They shall speak with new tongues."

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 - 561:32


    (Spiritual idea revealed)
    John the Baptist prophesied the coming of the immaculate Jesus, and John saw in those days the spiritual idea as the Messiah, who would baptize with the Holy Ghost, - divine Science. As Elias presented the idea of the fatherhood of God, which Jesus afterwards manifested, so the Revelator completed this figure with woman, typifying the spiritual idea of God's motherhood. The moon is under her feet. This idea reveals the universe as secondary and tributary to Spirit, from which the universe borrows its reflected light, substance, life, and intelligence.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 508:5


    (Ever-appearing creation)
    The only intelligence or substance of a thought, a seed, or a flower is God, the creator of it. Mind is the Soul of all. Mind is Life, Truth, and Love which governs all.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 310:6-8


    (Thought seen as substance)
    Thought will finally be understood and seen in all form, substance, and color, but without material accompaniments.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 98:4-7


    (Spiritual foreshadowings)
    The prophet of to-day beholds in the mental horizon the signs of these times, the reappearance of the Christianity which heals the sick and destroys error, and no other sign shall be given.


Section 4


Job 22:15,17-20

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

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

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

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

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

***
Psalm 17:7,14,15

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

    14 From men which are thy hand, O
Lord, from men of the world, which
have their portion in this life, and
whose belly thou fillest with thy hid
treasure: they are full of children,
and leave the rest of their substance
to their babes.

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

***
Galatians 5:16,17,22,23

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

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

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

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 274:17


    (Five senses deceptive)
    When what we erroneously term the five physical senses are misdirected, they are simply the manifested beliefs of mortal mind, which affirm that life, substance, and intelligence are material, instead of spiritual. These false beliefs and their products constitute the flesh, and the flesh wars against Spirit.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 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 - 301:5-29

    Few persons comprehend what Christian Science means by the word reflection. To himself, mortal and material man seems to be substance, but his sense of substance involves error and therefore is material, temporal.
    On the other hand, the immortal, spiritual man is really substantial, and reflects the eternal substance, or Spirit, which mortals hope for. He reflects the divine, which constitutes the only real and eternal entity. This reflection seems to mortal sense transcendental, because the spiritual man's substantiality transcends mortal vision and is revealed only through divine Science.
    (Inverted images and ideas)
    As God is substance and man is the divine image and likeness, man should wish for, and in reality has, only the substance of good, the substance of Spirit, not matter. 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.


Section 5


Deuteronomy 33:8-11

    8 #And of Levi he said, Let thy
Thummim and thy Urim be with thy holy
one, whom thou didst prove at Massah,
and with whom thou didst strive at
the waters of Meribah;

    9 Who said unto his father and to
his mother, I have not seen him;
neither did he acknowledge his
brethren, nor knew his own children:
for they have observed thy word, and
kept thy covenant.

    10 They shall teach Jacob thy
judgments, and Israel thy law: they
shall put incense before thee, and
whole burnt sacrifice upon thine
altar.

    11 Bless, Lord, his substance, and
accept the work of his hands: smite
through the loins of them that rise
against him, and of them that hate
him, that they rise not again.

***
Mark 10:29,30

    29 And Jesus answered and said,
Verily I say unto you, There is no
man that hath left house, or
brethren, or sisters, or father, or
mother, or wife, or children, or
lands, for my sake, and the gospel's,


    30 But he shall receive an
hundredfold now in this time, houses,
and brethren, and sisters, and
mothers, and children, and lands,
with persecutions; and in the world
to come eternal life.

***
Matthew 16:26

    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?

***
II Corinthians 5:16,17

    16 Wherefore henceforth know we no
man after the flesh: yea, though we
have known Christ after the flesh,
yet now henceforth know we him no
more.

    17 Therefore if any man be in
Christ, he is a new creature: old
things are passed away; behold, all
things are become new.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 311:26-7


    (Soul impeccable)
    The objects cognized by the physical senses have not the reality of substance. They are only what mortal belief calls them. Matter, sin, and mortality lose all supposed consciousness or claim to life or existence, as mortals lay off a false sense of life, substance, and intelligence. But the spiritual, eternal man is not touched by these phases of mortality.
    (Sense-dreams)
    How true it is that whatever is learned through material sense must be lost because such so-called knowledge is reversed by the spiritual facts of being in Science. That which material sense calls intangible, is found to be substance. What to material sense seems substance, becomes nothingness, as the sense-dream vanishes and reality appears.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 480:1

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


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

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 6


Hebrews 10:34

    34 For ye had compassion of me in
my bonds, and took joyfully the
spoiling of your goods, knowing in
yourselves that ye have in heaven a
better and an enduring substance.

***
II Peter 3:11-13

    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.

***
Revelation 21:27

    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.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 91:13


    (Man's genuine being)
    The destruction of error is by no means the destruction of Truth or Life, but is the acknowledgment of them.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 209:16-30


    (Spiritual translation)
    The compounded minerals or aggregated substances composing the earth, the relations which constituent masses hold to each other, the magnitudes, distances, and revolutions of the celestial bodies, are of no real importance, when we remember that they all must give place to the spiritual fact by the translation of man and the universe back into Spirit. In proportion as this is done, man and the universe will be found harmonious and eternal.
    Material substances or mundane formations, astronomical calculations, and all the paraphernalia of speculative theories, based on the hypothesis of material law or life and intelligence resident in matter, will ultimately vanish, swallowed up in the infinite calculus of Spirit.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 267:1-5(to .)


    (The infinitude of God)
    Every object in material thought will be destroyed, but the spiritual idea, whose substance is in Mind, is eternal. The offspring of God start not from matter or ephemeral dust. They are in and of Spirit, divine Mind, and so forever continue.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 259:1

    (God's man discerned)
    Man is not absorbed in Deity, and man cannot lose his individuality, for he reflects eternal Life; nor is he an isolated, solitary idea, for he represents infinite Mind, the sum of all substance.

Subheadings in this lesson

11 1 - Spiritual synonyms
11 1 - -18- The only substance
11 1 - -1- The deific supremacy
11 1 - Matter is not substance
11 2 - Substance versus supposition
11 2 - One cause supreme
11 2 - Substance is Spirit
11 2 - Biblical foundations
11 3 - Language inadequate
11 3 - Music, rhythm of head and heart
11 3 - Spiritual idea revealed
11 3 - Ever-appearing creation
11 3 - Thought seen as substance
11 3 - Spiritual foreshadowings
11 4 - Five senses deceptive
11 4 - The divine reflection
11 4 - Inverted images and ideas
11 5 - Soul impeccable
11 5 - Sense-dreams
11 5 - Spiritual reflection
11 5 - Man's entity
11 6 - Man's genuine being
11 6 - Spiritual translation
11 6 - The infinitude of God
11 6 - God's man discerned


September 10,1905

Subject: 12

MATTER.

2ooo



-- Golden Text --

Hosea 13:4

    4 Yet I am the Lord thy God from
the land of Egypt, and thou shalt
know no god but me: for there is no
saviour beside me.


Responsive Reading


Micah 6:1-8,10-16

    1 Hear ye now what the Lord saith;
Arise, contend thou before the
mountains, and let the hills hear thy
voice.

    2 Hear ye, O mountains, the Lord's
controversy, and ye strong foundations
of the earth: for the Lord hath a
controversy with his people, and he
will plead with Israel.

    3 O my people, what have I done
unto thee? and wherein have I wearied
thee? testify against me.

    4 For I brought thee up out of the
land of Egypt, and redeemed thee out
of the house of servants; and I sent
before thee Moses, Aaron, and Miriam.


    5 O my people, remember now what
Balak king of Moab consulted, and
what Balaam the son of Beor answered
him from Shittim unto Gilgal; that ye
may know the righteousness of the
Lord.

    6 #Wherewith shall I come before
the Lord, and bow myself before the
high God? shall I come before him
with burnt offerings, with calves of
a year old?

    7 Will the Lord be pleased with
thousands of rams, or with ten
thousands of rivers of oil? shall I
give my firstborn for my
transgression, the fruit of my body
for the sin of my soul?

    8 He hath shewed thee, O man, what
is good; and what doth the Lord
require of thee, but to do justly,
and to love mercy, and to walk humbly
with thy God?

    10 #Are there yet the treasures of
wickedness in the house of the wicked,
and the scant measure that is
abominable?

    11 Shall I count them pure with the
wicked balances, and with the bag of
deceitful weights?

    12 For the rich men thereof are
full of violence, and the inhabitants
thereof have spoken lies, and their
tongue is deceitful in their mouth.

    13 Therefore also will I make thee
sick in smiting thee, in making thee
desolate because of thy sins.

    14 Thou shalt eat, but not be
satisfied; and thy casting down shall
be in the midst of thee; and thou
shalt take hold, but shalt not
deliver; and that which thou
deliverest will I give up to the
sword.

    15 Thou shalt sow, but thou shalt
not reap; thou shalt tread the
olives, but thou shalt not anoint
thee with oil; and sweet wine, but
shalt not drink wine.

    16 #For the statutes of Omri are
kept, and all the works of the house
of Ahab, and ye walk in their
counsels; that I should make thee a
desolation, and the inhabitants
thereof an hissing: therefore ye
shall bear the reproach of my people.


Section 1


Psalm 44:6,8

    6 For I will not trust in my bow,
neither shall my sword save me.

    8 In God we boast all the day long,
and praise thy name for ever.

***
I Samuel 17:4-7,10,42,44,45,49,50

    4 #And there went out a champion
out of the camp of the Philistines,
named Goliath, of Gath, whose height
was six cubits and a span.

    5 And he had an helmet of brass
upon his head, and he was armed with
a coat of mail; and the weight of the
coat was five thousand shekels of
brass.

    6 And he had greaves of brass upon
his legs, and a target of brass
between his shoulders.

    7 And the staff of his spear was
like a weaver's beam; and his spear's
head weighed six hundred shekels of
iron: and one bearing a shield went
before him.

    10 And the Philistine said, I defy
the armies of Israel this day; give me
a man, that we may fight together.

    42 And when the Philistine looked
about, and saw David, he disdained
him: for he was but a youth, and
ruddy, and of a fair countenance.

    44 And the Philistine said to
David, Come to me, and I will give
thy flesh unto the fowls of the air,
and to the beasts of the field.

    45 Then said David to the
Philistine, Thou comest to me with a
sword, and with a spear, and with a
shield: but I come to thee in the
name of the Lord of hosts, the God of
the armies of Israel, whom thou hast
defied.

    49 And David put his hand in his
bag, and took thence a stone, and
slang it, and smote the Philistine in
his forehead, that the stone sunk
into his forehead; and he fell upon
his face to the earth.

    50 So David prevailed over the
Philistine with a sling and with a
stone, and smote the Philistine, and
slew him; but there was no sword in
the hand of David.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 268:1-18


    (Materialistic challenge)
    In the material world, thought has brought to light with great rapidity many useful wonders. With like activity have thought's swift pinions been rising towards the realm of the real, to the spiritual cause of those lower things which give impulse to inquiry. Belief in a material basis, from which may be deduced all rationality, is slowly yielding to the idea of a metaphysical basis, looking away from matter to Mind as the cause of every effect. Materialistic hypotheses challenge metaphysics to meet in final combat. In this revolutionary period, like the shepherd-boy - with his sling, woman goes forth to battle with Goliath.
    (Confusion confounded)
    In this final struggle for supremacy, semi-metaphysical systems afford no substantial aid to scientific metaphysics, for their arguments are based on the false testimony of the material senses as well as on the facts of Mind.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 269:29

    (Rejected theories)
    The theories I combat are these: (1) that all is matter; (2) that matter originates in Mind, and is as real as Mind, possessing intelligence and life. The first theory, that matter is everything, is quite as reasonable as the second, that Mind and matter coexist and cooperate. One only of the following statements can be true: (1) that everything is matter; (2) that everything is Mind. Which one is it?

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 273:2-15

    (God the Principle of all)
    There is no material truth. The physical senses can take no cognizance of God and spiritual Truth. Human belief has sought out many inventions, but not one of them can solve the problem of being without the divine Principle of divine Science. Deductions from material hypotheses are not scientific. They differ from real Science because they are not based on the divine law.
    (Science versus sense)
    Divine Science reverses the false testimony of the material senses, and thus tears away the foundations of error. Hence the enmity between Science and the senses, and the impossibility of attaining perfect understanding till the errors of sense are eliminated.


Section 2


Genesis 10:32

    32 These are the families of the
sons of Noah, after their
generations, in their nations: and by
these were the nations divided in the
earth after the flood.
Genesis 11:4,6-9

    4 And they said, Go to, let us
build us a city and a tower, whose
top may reach unto heaven; and let us
make us a name, lest we be scattered
abroad upon the face of the whole
earth.

    6 And the Lord said, Behold, the
people is one, and they have all one
language; and this they begin to do:
and now nothing will be restrained
from them, which they have imagined
to do.

    7 Go to, let us go down, and there
confound their language, that they may
not understand one another's speech.

    8 So the Lord scattered them abroad
from thence upon the face of all the
earth: and they left off to build the
city.

    9 Therefore is the name of it
called Babel; because the Lord did
there confound the language of all
the earth: and from thence did the
Lord scatter them abroad upon the
face of all the earth.

***
I Samuel 2:3

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

***
Luke 1:51,52

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

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

581:17-22 Chapter 17: Glossary
(BABEL)

    BABEL. Self-destroying error; a kingdom divided against itself, which cannot stand; material knowledge.
    The higher false knowledge builds on the basis of evidence obtained from the five corporeal senses, the more confusion ensues, and the more certain is the downfall of its structure.

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.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 197:5-16

    (Pangs caused by the press)
    A minutely described disease costs many a man his earthly days of comfort. What a price for human knowledge! But the price does not exceed the original cost. God said of the tree of knowledge, which bears the fruit of sin, disease, and death, "In the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die."
    (Higher standard for mortals)
    The less that is said of physical structure and laws, and the more that is thought and said about moral and spiritual law, the higher will be the standard of living and the farther mortals will be removed from imbecility or disease.
    We should master fear, instead of cultivating it.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 490:20

(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) Human belief - or knowledge gained from the so-called material senses - would, by fair logic, annihilate man along with the dissolving elements of clay. 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.


Section 3


Jeremiah 46:11

    11 Go up into Gilead, and take
balm, O virgin, the daughter of
Egypt: in vain shalt thou use many
medicines; for thou shalt not be
cured.
Jeremiah 8:22

    22 Is there no balm in Gilead; is
there no physician there? why then is
not the health of the daughter of my
people recovered?
Jeremiah 30:12,13,17

    12 For thus saith the Lord, Thy
bruise is incurable, and thy wound is
grievous.

    13 There is none to plead thy
cause, that thou mayest be bound up:
thou hast no healing medicines.

    17 For I will restore health unto
thee, and I will heal thee of thy
wounds, saith the Lord; because they
called thee an Outcast, saying, This
is Zion, whom no man seeketh after.
Jeremiah 33:6

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

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 143:10-17


    (Methods rejected)
    The divine Mind never called matter medicine, and matter required a material and human belief before it could be considered as medicine.
    (Error not curative)
    Sometimes the human mind uses one error to medicine another. Driven to choose between two difficulties, the human mind takes the lesser to relieve the greater. On this basis it saves from starvation by theft, and quiets pain with anodynes.

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.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 182:22-26


    (No material law)
    Mortals entreat the divine Mind to heal the sick, and forthwith shut out the aid of Mind by using material means, thus working against themselves and their prayers and denying man's God-given ability to demonstrate Mind's sacred power.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 394:22


    (Recuperation mental)
    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?

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 421:26-30

    (No perversion of Mind-science)
    If you would destroy the sense of disease, you should not build it up by wishing to see the forms it assumes or by employing a single material application for its relief.


Section 4


Matthew 15:1-3,7-9

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

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

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


    7 Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias
prophesy of you, saying,

    8 This people draweth nigh unto me
with their mouth, and honoureth me
with their lips; but their heart is
far from me.

    9 But in vain they do worship me,
teaching for doctrines the
commandments of men.

***
Philipians 3:3,4,7

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

    4 Though I might also have
confidence in the flesh. If any other
man thinketh that he hath whereof he
might trust in the flesh, I more:

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

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 146:5-6


    (How healing was lost)
    The first idolatry was faith in matter.

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

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

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 170:3


    (Modes of matter)
    Modes of matter form neither a moral nor a spiritual system. The discord which calls for material methods is the result of the exercise of faith in material modes, - faith in matter instead of in Spirit.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 351:27


    (Fruitless worship)
    The Israelites centred their thoughts on the material in their attempted worship of the spiritual. To them matter was substance, and Spirit was shadow. They thought to worship Spirit from a material standpoint, but this was impossible. They might appeal to Jehovah, but their prayer brought down no proof that it was heard, because they did not sufficiently understand God to be able to demonstrate His power to heal, - to make harmony the reality and discord the unreality.

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


II Peter 3:10,13,17

    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.

    13 Nevertheless we, according to
his promise, look for new heavens and
a new earth, wherein dwelleth
righteousness.

    17 Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye
know these things before, beware lest
ye also, being led away with the
error of the wicked, fall from your
own stedfastness.

***
Revelation 21:10,11,23,24

    10 And he carried me away in the
spirit to a great and high mountain,
and shewed me that great city, the
holy Jerusalem, descending out of
heaven from God,

    11 Having the glory of God: and her
light was like unto a stone most
precious, even like a jasper stone,
clear as crystal;

    23 And the city had no need of the
sun, neither of the moon, to shine in
it: for the glory of God did lighten
it, and the Lamb is the light
thereof.

    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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 279:6,16-19


    (Material mortality)
    The doom of matter establishes the conclusion that matter, slime, or protoplasm never originated in the immortal Mind, and is therefore not eternal. Matter is neither created by Mind nor for the manifestation and support of Mind.
    (Spiritual tangibility)
    In proportion as the belief disappears that life and intelligence are in or of matter, the immortal facts of being are seen, and their only idea or intelligence is in God.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 263:32-8


    (Mind's true camera)
    The fading forms of matter, the mortal body and material earth, are the fleeting concepts of the human mind. They have their day before the permanent facts and their perfection in Spirit appear. The crude creations of mortal thought must finally give place to the glorious forms which we sometimes behold in the camera of divine Mind, when the mental picture is spiritual and eternal. Mortals must look beyond fading, finite forms, if they would gain the true sense of things.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 264:13-21,28

    (Self-completeness)
    As mortals gain more correct views of God and man, multitudinous objects of creation, which before were invisible, will become visible. When we realize that Life is Spirit, never in nor of matter, this understanding will expand into self-completeness, finding all in God, good, and needing no other consciousness.
    (Spiritual proofs of existence)
    Spirit and its formations are the only realities of being. Matter disappears under the microscope of Spirit.
    When we learn the way in Christian Science and recognize man's spiritual being, we shall behold and understand God's creation, - all the glories of earth and heaven and man.


Section 6


Revelation 7:2-4,9,10,13,14,16,17

    2 And I saw another angel ascending
from the east, having the seal of the
living God: and he cried with a loud
voice to the four angels, to whom it
was given to hurt the earth and the
sea,

    3 Saying, Hurt not the earth,
neither the sea, nor the trees, till
we have sealed the servants of our
God in their foreheads.

    4 And I heard the number of them
which were sealed: and there were
sealed an hundred and forty and four
thousand of all the tribes of the
children of Israel.

    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.

    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.

    16 They shall hunger no more,
neither thirst any more; neither
shall the sun light on them, nor any
heat.

    17 For the Lamb which is in the
midst of the throne shall feed them,
and shall lead them unto living
fountains of waters: and God shall
wipe away all tears from their eyes.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 354:23


    (Scientific consistency)
    The night of materiality is far spent, and with the dawn Truth will waken men spiritually to hear and to speak the new tongue.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 547:25


    (True theory of the universe)
    The true theory of the universe, including man, is not in material history but in spiritual development. Inspired thought relinquishes a material, sensual, and mortal theory of the universe, and adopts the spiritual and immortal.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 561:20


    (Divinity and humanity)
    In divine revelation, material and corporeal selfhood disappear, and the spiritual idea is understood.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 562:11

    (Spiritual idea crowned)
    The spiritual idea is crowned with twelve stars. The twelve tribes of Israel with all mortals, - separated by belief from man's divine origin and the true idea, - will through much tribulation yield to the activities of the divine Principle of man in the harmony of Science. These are the stars in the crown of rejoicing. They are the lamps in the spiritual heavens of the age, which show the workings of the spiritual idea by healing the sick and the sinning, and by manifesting the light which shines "unto the perfect day" as the night of materialism wanes.

Subheadings in this lesson

12 1 - Materialistic challenge
12 1 - Confusion confounded
12 1 - Rejected theories
12 1 - God the Principle of all
12 1 - Science versus sense
12 2 - Useful knowledge
12 2 - Pangs caused by the press
12 2 - Higher standard for mortals
12 2 - True nature and origin
12 3 - Methods rejected
12 3 - Error not curative
12 3 - Efficacy of truth
12 3 - No material law
12 3 - Recuperation mental
12 3 - No perversion of Mind-science
12 4 - How healing was lost
12 4 - The true worship
12 4 - Modes of matter
12 4 - Fruitless worship
12 4 - Practical religion
12 5 - Material mortality
12 5 - Spiritual tangibility
12 5 - Mind's true camera
12 5 - Self-completeness
12 5 - Spiritual proofs of existence
12 6 - Scientific consistency
12 6 - True theory of the universe
12 6 - Divinity and humanity
12 6 - Spiritual idea crowned


September 17,1905

Subject: 13

REALITY.

ooo2



-- Golden Text --

Proverbs 8:10,11

    10 Receive my instruction, and not
silver; and knowledge rather than
choice gold.

    11 For wisdom is better than
rubies; and all the things that may
be desired are not to be compared to
it.


Responsive Reading


Zechariah 2:1-13

    1 I lifted up mine eyes again, and
looked, and behold a man with a
measuring line in his hand.

    2 Then said I, Whither goest thou?
And he said unto me, To measure
Jerusalem, to see what is the breadth
thereof, and what is the length
thereof.

    3 And, behold, the angel that
talked with me went forth, and
another angel went out to meet him,

    4 And said unto him, Run, speak to
this young man, saying, Jerusalem
shall be inhabited as towns without
walls for the multitude of men and
cattle therein:

    5 For I, saith the Lord, will be
unto her a wall of fire round about,
and will be the glory in the midst of
her.

    6 #Ho, ho, come forth, and flee
from the land of the north, saith the
Lord: for I have spread you abroad as
the four winds of the heaven, saith
the Lord.

    7 Deliver thyself, O Zion, that
dwellest with the daughter of
Babylon.

    8 For thus saith the Lord of hosts;
After the glory hath he sent me unto
the nations which spoiled you: for he
that toucheth you toucheth the apple
of his eye.

    9 For, behold, I will shake mine
hand upon them, and they shall be a
spoil to their servants: and ye shall
know that the Lord of hosts hath sent
me.

    10 #Sing and rejoice, O daughter of
Zion: for, lo, I come, and I will
dwell in the midst of thee, saith the
Lord.

    11 And many nations shall be joined
to the Lord in that day, and shall be
my people: and I will dwell in the
midst of thee, and thou shalt know
that the Lord of hosts hath sent me
unto thee.

    12 And the Lord shall inherit Judah
his portion in the holy land, and
shall choose Jerusalem again.

    13 Be silent, O all flesh, before
the Lord: for he is raised up out of
his holy habitation.


Section 1


Deuteronomy 32:1,3,4

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

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

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

***
Psalm 89:8,14

    8 O Lord God of hosts, who is a
strong Lord like unto thee? or to thy
faithfulness round about thee?

    14 Justice and judgment are the
habitation of thy throne: mercy and
truth shall go before thy face.

***
Isaiah 9:7

    7 Of the increase of his government
and peace there shall be no end, upon
the throne of David, and upon his
kingdom, to order it, and to
establish it with judgment and with
justice from henceforth even for
ever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts
will perform this.

***
Micah 6:6,8

    6 #Wherewith shall I come before
the Lord, and bow myself before the
high God? shall I come before him
with burnt offerings, with calves of
a year old?

    8 He hath shewed thee, O man, what
is good; and what doth the Lord
require of thee, but to do justly,
and to love mercy, and to walk humbly
with thy God?

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 465:14

(02) Question: Are these terms synonymous?
ADAM = A falsity.
Topic: Sacrament


    The attributes of God are justice, mercy, wisdom, goodness, and so on.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 36:19-21


    (Righteous retribution)
    A selfish and limited mind may be unjust, but the unlimited and divine Mind is the immortal law of justice as well as of mercy.

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


    (Real and unreal identity)
    Nothing is real and eternal, - nothing is Spirit, - but God and His idea. Evil has no reality. It is neither person, place, nor thing, but is simply a belief, an illusion of material sense.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 390:12-18,20


    (Unnecessary prostration)
    When the first symptoms of disease appear, dispute the testimony of the material senses with divine Science. Let your higher sense of justice destroy the false process of mortal opinions which you name law, and then you will not be confined to a sick-room nor laid upon a bed of suffering in payment of the last farthing, the last penalty demanded by error.
    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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 538:7


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


Section 2


Exodus 34:6

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

***
Psalm 25:8

    8 Good and upright is the Lord:
therefore will he teach sinners in
the way.
Psalm 33:5

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

***
Jeremiah 31:12,14

    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.

    14 And I will satiate the soul of
the priests with fatness, and my
people shall be satisfied with my
goodness, saith the Lord.

***
Ephesians 5:9

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

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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 286:16

    (Goodness a portion of God)
    In the Saxon and twenty other tongues good is the term for God. The Scriptures declare all that He made to be good, like Himself, - good in Principle and in idea. Therefore the spiritual universe is good, and reflects God as He is.

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.

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.

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.

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.


Section 3


Ecclesiastes 7:19

    19 Wisdom strengtheneth the wise
more than ten mighty men which are in
the city.

***
Job 28:18

    18 No mention shall be made of
coral, or of pearls: for the price of
wisdom is above rubies.

***
Daniel 2:1,2,10-12,19-23

    1 And in the second year of the
reign of Nebuchadnezzar
Nebuchadnezzar dreamed dreams,
wherewith his spirit was troubled,
and his sleep brake from him.

    2 Then the king commanded to call
the magicians, and the astrologers,
and the sorcerers, and the Chaldeans,
for to shew the king his dreams. So
they came and stood before the king.

    10 #The Chaldeans answered before
the king, and said, There is not a
man upon the earth that can shew the
king's matter: therefore there is no
king, lord, nor ruler, that asked
such things at any magician, or
astrologer, or Chaldean.

    11 And it is a rare thing that the
king requireth, and there is none
other that can shew it before the
king, except the gods, whose dwelling
is not with flesh.

    12 For this cause the king was
angry and very furious, and commanded
to destroy all the wise men of
Babylon.

    19 #Then was the secret revealed
unto Daniel in a night vision. Then
Daniel blessed the God of heaven.

    20 Daniel answered and said,
Blessed be the name of God for ever
and ever: for wisdom and might are
his:

    21 And he changeth the times and
the seasons: he removeth kings, and
setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom
unto the wise, and knowledge to them
that know understanding:

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

    23 I thank thee, and praise thee, O
thou God of my fathers, who hast
given me wisdom and might, and hast
made known unto me now what we
desired of thee: for thou hast now
made known unto us the king's matter.

***
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!

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 207:27(only)


    (One primal cause)
    The spiritual reality is the scientific fact in all things.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 224:31

    (Mental emancipation) No power can withstand divine Love. What is this supposed power, which opposes itself to God? Whence cometh it? What is it that binds man with iron shackles to sin, sickness, and death? Whatever enslaves man is opposed to the divine government. Truth makes man free.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 234:4

    (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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 283:4


    (Source of all life and action)
    Mind is the source of all movement, and there is no inertia to retard or check its perpetual and harmonious action. Mind is the same Life, Love, and wisdom "yesterday, and to-day, and forever." Matter and its effects - sin, sickness, and death - are states of mortal mind which act, react, and then come to a stop. They are not facts of Mind. They are not ideas, but illusions. Principle is absolute. It admits of no error, but rests upon understanding.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 265:24


    (Blessings from pain)
    The aspiration after heavenly good comes even before we discover what belongs to wisdom and Love. The loss of earthly hopes and pleasures brightens the ascending path of many a heart. The pains of sense quickly inform us that the pleasures of sense are mortal and that joy is spiritual.


Section 4


Psalm 67:1,2

    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.

***
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.

***
Matthew 8:14-16

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

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

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

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 492:7(only)

(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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 241:19-24


    (Spirit transforms)
    The substance of all devotion is the reflection and demonstration of divine Love, healing sickness and destroying sin. Our Master said, "If ye love me, keep my commandments."
    One's aim, a point beyond faith, should be to find the footsteps of Truth, the way to health and holiness.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 230:1-6

    (Sickness from mortal mind)
    If sickness is real, it belongs to immortality; if true, it is a part of Truth. Would you attempt with drugs, or without, to destroy a quality or condition of Truth? But if sickness and sin are illusions, the awakening from this mortal dream, or illusion, will bring us into health, holiness, and immortality.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 184:27


    (Laws of human belief)
    A woman, whom I cured of consumption, always breathed with great difficulty when the wind was from the east. I sat silently by her side a few moments. Her breath came gently. The inspirations were deep and natural. I then requested her to look at the weather-vane. She looked and saw that it pointed due east. The wind had not changed, but her thought of it had and so her difficulty in breathing had gone. The wind had not produced the difficulty. My metaphysical treatment changed the action of her belief on the lungs, and she never suffered again from east winds, but was restored to health.


Section 5


Isaiah 40:13,18,22,23,26,28,30,31

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

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

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

    23 That bringeth the princes to
nothing; he maketh the judges of the
earth as vanity.

    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.

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

    30 Even the youths shall faint and
be weary, and the young men shall
utterly fall:

    31 But they that wait upon the Lord
shall renew their strength; they
shall mount up with wings as eagles;
they shall run, and not be weary; and
they shall walk, and not faint.

***
I John 4:16

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 298:2-4,13-20


    (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.
    (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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 538:11-14


    (Contrasted testimony)
    The sun, giving light and heat to the earth, is a figure of divine Life and Love, enlightening and sustaining the universe. The "tree of life" is significant of eternal reality or being.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 546:24-26

    (Dawning of spiritual facts) The great spiritual facts of being, like rays of light, shine in the darkness, though the darkness, comprehending them not, may deny their reality.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 208:20


    (Seemingly independent authority)
    Let us learn of the real and eternal, and prepare for the reign of Spirit, the kingdom of heaven, - the reign and rule of universal harmony, which cannot be lost nor remain forever unseen.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 428:3-6


    (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.

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 6


Psalm 50:2

    2 Out of Zion, the perfection of
beauty, God hath shined.

***
II Timothy 3:14,17

    14 But continue thou in the things
which thou hast learned and hast been
assured of, knowing of whom thou hast
learned them;

    17 That the man of God may be
perfect, throughly furnished unto all
good works.

***
Hebrews 6:1

    1 Therefore leaving the principles
of the doctrine of Christ, let us go
on unto perfection; not laying again
the foundation of repentance from
dead works, and of faith toward God,

***
I Corinthians 13:10

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

***
Matthew 5:48

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

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 353:16(begin Perfection)-19


    (Superstition obsolete) Perfection underlies reality. Without perfection, nothing is wholly real. All things will continue to disappear, until perfection appears and reality is reached.

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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 300:13-17


    (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.

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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 414:26


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

Subheadings in this lesson

13 1 - Righteous retribution
13 1 - Real and unreal identity
13 1 - Unnecessary prostration
13 1 - Spiritual gateway
13 2 - Divine synonyms
13 2 - Goodness a portion of God
13 2 - Perceiving the divine image
13 2 - -31- Evil not produced by God
13 2 - Final destruction of error
13 2 - Promise perpetual
13 3 - One primal cause
13 3 - Mental emancipation
13 3 - Crumbs of comfort
13 3 - Source of all life and action
13 3 - Blessings from pain
13 4 - Mind one and all
13 4 - Spirit transforms
13 4 - Sickness from mortal mind
13 4 - Laws of human belief
13 5 - Faith higher than belief
13 5 - Truth's witness
13 5 - Contrasted testimony
13 5 - Dawning of spiritual facts
13 5 - Seemingly independent authority
13 5 - Vision opening
13 5 - Understanding versus belief
13 6 - Superstition obsolete
13 6 - Indestructible relationship
13 6 - The tares and wheat
13 6 - Immaterial pleasure
13 6 - Cure of insanity


September 24,1905

Subject: 14

UNREALITY.

oo2o



-- Golden Text --

Romans 8:15

    15 For ye have not received the
spirit of bondage again to fear; but
ye have received the Spirit of
adoption, whereby we cry, Abba,
Father.


Responsive Reading


Ezekiel 30:1-4,6-9,13,16,18,19

    1 The word of the Lord came again
unto me, saying,

    2 Son of man, prophesy and say,
Thus saith the Lord God; Howl ye, Woe
worth the day!

    3 For the day is near, even the day
of the Lord is near, a cloudy day; it
shall be the time of the heathen.

    4 And the sword shall come upon
Egypt, and great pain shall be in
Ethiopia, when the slain shall fall
in Egypt, and they shall take away
her multitude, and her foundations
shall be broken down.

    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.

    8 And they shall know that I am the
Lord, when I have set a fire in
Egypt, and when all her helpers shall
be destroyed.

    9 In that day shall messengers go
forth from me in ships to make the
careless Ethiopians afraid, and great
pain shall come upon them, as in the
day of Egypt: for, lo, it cometh.

    13 Thus saith the Lord God; I will
also destroy the idols, and I will
cause their images to cease out of
Noph; and there shall be no more a
prince of the land of Egypt: and I
will put a fear in the land of Egypt.


    16 And I will set fire in Egypt:
Sin shall have great pain, and No
shall be rent asunder, and Noph shall
have distresses daily.

    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.

    19 Thus will I execute judgments in
Egypt: and they shall know that I am
the Lord.


Section 1


Exodus 1:8,13,14

    8 Now there arose up a new king
over Egypt, which knew not Joseph.

    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.

***
Isaiah 30:1-3

    1 Woe to the rebellious children,
saith the Lord, that take counsel,
but not of me; and that cover with a
covering, but not of my spirit, that
they may add sin to sin:

    2 That walk to go down into Egypt,
and have not asked at my mouth; to
strengthen themselves in the strength
of Pharaoh, and to trust in the
shadow of Egypt!

    3 Therefore shall the strength of
Pharaoh be your shame, and the trust
in the shadow of Egypt your
confusion.

***
Romans 6:16

    16 Know ye not, that to whom ye
yield yourselves servants to obey,
his servants ye are to whom ye obey;
whether of sin unto death, or of
obedience unto righteousness?

***
Galatians 4:8

    8 Howbeit then, when ye knew not
God, ye did service unto them which
by nature are no gods.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 563:1-2


    (The dragon as a type)
    Human sense may well marvel at discord, while, to a diviner sense, harmony is the real and discord the unreal.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 226:18-29


    (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.
    (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.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 133:13


    (Faith according to works) 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 - 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 2


Exodus 2:23

    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.

***
Job 7:2,3,7

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

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

    7 O remember that my life is wind:
mine eye shall no more see good.

***
John 3:12

    12 If I have told you earthly
things, and ye believe not, how shall
ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly
things?

***
Luke 24:25,27

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

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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 225:29


    (Slavery abolished)
    Men and women of all climes and races are still in bondage to material sense, ignorant how to obtain their freedom. The rights of man were vindicated in a single section and on the lowest plane of human life, when African slavery was abolished in our land. That was only prophetic of further steps towards the banishment of a world-wide slavery, found on higher planes of existence and under more subtle and depraving forms.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 214:18-21

    (Idolatrous illusions)
    We bow down to matter, and entertain finite thoughts of God like the pagan idolater. Mortals are inclined to fear and to obey what they consider a material body more than they do a spiritual God.

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


    (Opposing testimony)
    The material senses' reversal of the Science of Soul was practically exposed nineteen hundred years ago by the demonstrations of Jesus; yet these so-called senses still make mortal mind tributary to mortal body, and ordain certain sections of matter, such as brain and nerves, as the seats of pain and pleasure, from which matter reports to this so-called mind its status of happiness or misery.


Section 3


Isaiah 31:1

    1 Woe to them that go down to
Egypt for help; and stay on horses,
and trust in chariots, because they
are many; and in horsemen, because
they are very strong; but they look
not unto the Holy One of Israel,
neither seek the Lord!
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.

***
Colossians 2:8,18

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

    18 Let no man beguile you of your
reward in a voluntary humility and
worshipping of angels, intruding into
those things which he hath not seen,
vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,

***
Ephesians 4:8,14

    8 Wherefore he saith, When he
ascended up on high, he led captivity
captive, and gave gifts unto men.

    14 That we henceforth be no more
children, tossed to and fro, and
carried about with every wind of
doctrine, by the sleight of men, and
cunning craftiness, whereby they lie
in wait to deceive;

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 229:15-16


    (Self-constituted law)
    By universal consent, mortal belief has constituted itself a law to bind mortals to sickness, sin, and death.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 187:10


    (Ignorant idolatry)
    The beliefs of the human mind rob and enslave it, and then impute this result to another illusive personification, named Satan.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 168:15-20

    (The divine authority)
    Because man-made systems insist that man becomes sick and useless, suffers and dies, all in consonance with the laws of God, are we to believe it? Are we to believe an authority which denies God's spiritual command relating to perfection, - an authority which Jesus proved to be false?

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 155:15-21


    (Belief in physics)
    The universal belief in physics weighs against the high and mighty truths of Christian metaphysics. This erroneous general belief, which sustains medicine and produces all medical results, works against Christian Science; and the percentage of power on the side of this Science must mightily outweigh the power of popular belief in order to heal a single case of disease.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 368:32-3


    (Life independent of matter)
    Once let the mental physician believe in the reality of matter, and he is liable to admit also the reality of all discordant conditions, and this hinders his destroying them.


Section 4


Ezekiel 20:7,8

    7 Then said I unto them, Cast ye
away every man the abominations of
his eyes, and defile not yourselves
with the idols of Egypt: I am the
Lord your God.

    8 But they rebelled against me, and
would not hearken unto me: they did
not every man cast away the
abominations of their eyes, neither
did they forsake the idols of Egypt:
then I said, I will pour out my fury
upon them, to accomplish my anger
against them in the midst of the land
of Egypt.

***
Galatians 5:16,17

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

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

***
I John 2:16,17

    16 For all that is in the world,
the lust of the flesh, and the lust
of the eyes, and the pride of life,
is not of the Father, but is of the
world.

    17 And the world passeth away, and
the lust thereof: but he that doeth
the will of God abideth for ever.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 373:14-15


    (Love frees from fear)
    The fear of disease and the love of sin are the sources of man's enslavement.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 241:5


    (The doom of sin)
    Sensual treasures are laid up "where moth and rust doth corrupt." Mortality is their doom. Sin breaks in upon them, and carries off their fleeting joys. The sensualist's affections are as imaginary, whimsical, and unreal as his pleasures. Falsehood, envy, hypocrisy, malice, hate, revenge, and so forth, steal away the treasures of Truth. Stripped of its coverings, what a mocking spectacle is sin!

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 263:11-28


    (Mortal man a mis-creator) Carnal beliefs defraud us. They make man an involuntary hypocrite, - producing evil when he would create good, forming deformity when he would outline grace and beauty, injuring those whom he would bless. He becomes a general mis-creator, who believes he is a semi-god. His "touch turns hope to dust, the dust we all have trod." He might say in Bible language: "The good that I would, I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do."
    (No new creation)
    There can be but one creator, who has created all. Whatever seems to be a new creation, is but the discovery of some distant idea of Truth; else it is a new multiplication or self-division of mortal thought, as when some finite sense peers from its cloister with amazement and attempts to pattern the infinite.
    The multiplication of a human and mortal sense of persons and things is not creation.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 260:24-28

    (Requisite change of our ideals)
    Selfishness and sensualism are educated in mortal mind by the thoughts ever recurring to one's self, by conversation about the body, and by the expectation of perpetual pleasure or pain from it; and this education is at the expense of spiritual growth.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 223:2


    (Life only in Spirit) 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.


Section 5


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.

***
Ezekiel 33:7,11

    7 #So thou, O son of man, I have
set thee a watchman unto the house of
Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the
word at my mouth, and warn them from
me.

    11 Say unto them, As I live, saith
the Lord God, I have no pleasure in
the death of the wicked; but that the
wicked turn from his way and live:
turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways;
for why will ye die, O house of
Israel?

***
Galatians 5:1

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

***
Romans 8:15

    15 For ye have not received the
spirit of bondage again to fear; but
ye have received the Spirit of
adoption, whereby we cry, Abba,
Father.

***
II Corinthians 7:1

    1 Having therefore these promises,
dearly beloved, let us cleanse
ourselves from all filthiness of the
flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness
in the fear of God.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 226:5


    (Liberty's crusade)
    The voice of God in behalf of the African slave was still echoing in our land, when the voice of the herald of this new crusade sounded the keynote of universal freedom, asking a fuller acknowledgment of the rights of man as a Son of God, demanding that the fetters of sin, sickness, and death be stricken from the human mind and that its freedom be won, not through human warfare, not with bayonet and blood, but through Christ's divine Science.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 224:22-31(to .)

    (Sectarianism and opposition)
    A higher and more practical Christianity, demonstrating justice and meeting the needs of mortals in sickness and in health, stands at the door of this age, knocking for admission. Will you open or close the door upon this angel visitant, who cometh in the quiet of meekness, as he came of old to the patriarch at noonday?
    (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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 227:21

    (Standard of liberty)
    Christian Science raises the standard of liberty and cries: "Follow me! Escape from the bondage of sickness, sin, and death!" Jesus marked out the way. Citizens of the world, accept the "glorious liberty of the children of God," and be free! This is your divine right. The illusion of material sense, not divine law, has bound you, entangled your free limbs, crippled your capacities, enfeebled your body, and defaced the tablet of your being.


Section 6


Exodus 3:7,8(to ;)

    7 #And the Lord said, I have surely
seen the affliction of my people
which are in Egypt, and have heard
their cry by reason of their
taskmasters; for I know their
sorrows;

    8 And I am come down to deliver
them out of the hand of the
Egyptians, and to bring them up out
of that land unto a good land and a
large, unto a land flowing with milk
and honey;

***
Galatians 4:4-6

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

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

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

***
Colossians 1:12,13

    12 Giving thanks unto the Father,
which hath made us meet to be
partakers of the inheritance of the
saints in light:

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

***
I Corinthians 15:24,25

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

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

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 566:1


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

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 347:14-17


    (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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 230:4-8


    (Sickness from mortal mind) But if sickness and sin are illusions, the awakening from this mortal dream, or illusion, will bring us into health, holiness, and immortality. This awakening is the forever coming of Christ, the advanced appearing of Truth, which casts out error and heals the sick.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 43:27


    (Divine victory) The divine must overcome the human at every point. The Science Jesus taught and lived must triumph over all material beliefs about life, substance, and intelligence, and the multitudinous errors growing from such beliefs.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 96:12


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

Subheadings in this lesson

14 1 - The dragon as a type
14 1 - Cramping systems
14 1 - House of bondage
14 1 - Faith according to works
14 1 - God-given dominion
14 2 - Slavery abolished
14 2 - Idolatrous illusions
14 2 - Opposing testimony
14 3 - Self-constituted law
14 3 - Ignorant idolatry
14 3 - The divine authority
14 3 - Belief in physics
14 3 - Life independent of matter
14 4 - Love frees from fear
14 4 - The doom of sin
14 4 - Mortal man a mis-creator
14 4 - No new creation
14 4 - Requisite change of our ideals
14 4 - Life only in Spirit
14 5 - Liberty's crusade
14 5 - Sectarianism and opposition
14 5 - Mental emancipation
14 5 - Standard of liberty
14 6 - Spiritual guidance
14 6 - Essential element of Christianity
14 6 - Sickness from mortal mind
14 6 - Divine victory
14 6 - Arena of contest


October 1,1905

Subject: 15

ARE SIN, DISEASE, AND DEATH REAL?

o2oo



-- Golden Text --

Luke 9:1,2

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

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


Responsive Reading


Matthew 15:21-31

    21 #Then Jesus went thence, and
departed into the coasts of Tyre and
Sidon.

    22 And, behold, a woman of Canaan
came out of the same coasts, and
cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on
me, O Lord, thou Son of David; my
daughter is grievously vexed with a
devil.

    23 But he answered her not a word.
And his disciples came and besought
him, saying, Send her away; for she
crieth after us.

    24 But he answered and said, I am
not sent but unto the lost sheep of
the house of Israel.

    25 Then came she and worshipped
him, saying, Lord, help me.

    26 But he answered and said, It is
not meet to take the children's bread,
and to cast it to dogs.

    27 And she said, Truth, Lord: yet
the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall
from their masters' table.

    28 Then Jesus answered and said
unto her, O woman, great is thy
faith: be it unto thee even as thou
wilt. And her daughter was made whole
from that very hour.

    29 And Jesus departed from thence,
and came nigh unto the sea of Galilee;
and went up into a mountain, and sat
down there.

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

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


Section 1


Genesis 2:9

    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.

***
Ezekiel 31:3,10,11

    3 #Behold, the Assyrian was a cedar
in Lebanon with fair branches, and
with a shadowing shroud, and of an
high stature; and his top was among
the thick boughs.

    10 #Therefore thus saith the Lord
God; Because thou hast lifted up
thyself in height, and he hath shot
up his top among the thick boughs,
and his heart is lifted up in his
height;

    11 I have therefore delivered him
into the hand of the mighty one of
the heathen; he shall surely deal
with him: I have driven him out for
his wickedness.

***
Matthew 21:18-22

    18 Now in the morning as he
returned into the city, he hungered.

    19 And when he saw a fig tree in
the way, he came to it, and found
nothing thereon, but leaves only, and
said unto it, Let no fruit grow on
thee henceforward for ever. And
presently the fig tree withered away.


    20 And when the disciples saw it,
they marvelled, saying, How soon is
the fig tree withered away!

    21 Jesus answered and said unto
them, Verily I say unto you, If ye
have faith, and doubt not, ye shall
not only do this which is done to the
fig tree, but also if ye shall say
unto this mountain, Be thou removed,
and be thou cast into the sea; it
shall be done.

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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 538:14


    (Contrasted testimony)
    The "tree of knowledge" typifies unreality. The testimony of the serpent is significant of the illusion of error, of the false claims that misrepresent God, good. Sin, sickness, and death have no record in the Elohistic introduction of Genesis, in which God creates the heavens, earth, and man. Until that which contradicts the truth of being enters into the arena, evil has no history, and evil is brought into view only as the unreal in contradistinction to the real and eternal.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 526:19

    (Record of error)
    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. Was evil instituted through God, Love? Did He create this fruit-bearer of sin in contradiction of the first creation? This second biblical account is a picture of error throughout.

590:20-1 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.

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"?

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 286:31-5

    (Spiritual thoughts)
    Sin, sickness, and death are comprised in human material belief, and belong not to the divine Mind. They are without a real origin or existence. They have neither Principle nor permanence, but belong, with all that is material and temporal, to the nothingness of error, which simulates the creations of Truth. All creations of Spirit are eternal; but creations of matter must return to dust.


Section 2


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.

***
Jeremiah 6:19

    19 Hear, O earth: behold, I will
bring evil upon this people, even the
fruit of their thoughts, because they
have not hearkened unto my words, nor
to my law, but rejected it.

***
Luke 5:18-25

    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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 481:12

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


    (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." 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.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 165:1


    ( - Physiology -)
    Physiology is one of the apples from "the tree of knowledge." Evil declared that eating this fruit would open man's eyes and make him as a god. Instead of so doing, it closed the eyes of mortals to man's God-given dominion over the earth.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 197:8

    (Pangs caused by the press)
    God said of the tree of knowledge, which bears the fruit of sin, disease, and death, "In the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die."

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 176:24-27

    (Diseases not to be classified)
    One disease is no more real than another. All disease is the result of education, and disease can carry its ill-effects no farther than mortal mind maps out the way.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 525:28


    (No baneful creation)
    Sin, sickness, and death must be deemed as devoid of reality as they are of good, God.


Section 3


Genesis 3:1,4,5

    1 Now the serpent was more subtil
than any beast of the field which the
Lord God had made. And he said unto
the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye
shall not eat of every tree of the
garden?

    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.

***
Luke 13:11-16

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

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

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

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

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

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

594:1(to .),7(begin the) Chapter 17: Glossary
(SERPENT)


    SERPENT (ophis, in Greek; nacash, in Hebrew). the first claim that sin, sickness, and death are the realities of life. The first audible claim that God was not omnipotent and that there was another power, named evil, which was as real and eternal as God, good.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 544:17


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

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 564:24-31


    (Doom of the dragon)
    From Genesis to the Apocalypse, sin, sickness, and death, envy, hatred, and revenge, - all evil, - are typified by a serpent, or animal subtlety. Jesus said, quoting a line from the Psalms, "They hated me without a cause." The serpent is perpetually close upon the heel of harmony. From the beginning to the end, the serpent pursues with hatred the spiritual idea.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 92:11


    (Knowledge of good and evil)
    In old Scriptural pictures we see a serpent coiled around the tree of knowledge and speaking to Adam and Eve. This represents the serpent in the act of commending to our first parents the knowledge of good and evil, a knowledge gained from matter, or evil, instead of from Spirit. The portrayal is still graphically accurate, for the common conception of mortal man - a burlesque of God's man - is an outgrowth of human knowledge or sensuality, a mere offshoot of material sense.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 269:3


    (Confusion confounded)
    From first to last the supposed coexistence of Mind and matter and the mingling of good and evil have resulted from the philosophy of the serpent. Jesus' demonstrations sift the chaff from the wheat, and unfold the unity and the reality of good, the unreality, the nothingness, of evil.


Section 4


Genesis 3:13-15

    13 And the Lord God said unto the
woman, What is this that thou hast
done? And the woman said, The serpent
beguiled me, and I did eat.

    14 And the Lord God said unto the
serpent, Because thou hast done this,
thou art cursed above all cattle, and
above every beast of the field; upon
thy belly shalt thou go, and dust
shalt thou eat all the days of thy
life:

    15 And I will put enmity between
thee and the woman, and between thy
seed and her seed; it shall bruise
thy head, and thou shalt bruise his
heel.

***
Isaiah 27:1

    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.

***
Romans 16:17,20

    17 Now I beseech you, brethren,
mark them which cause divisions and
offences contrary to the doctrine
which ye have learned; and avoid
them.

    20 And the God of peace shall
bruise Satan under your feet shortly.
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be
with you. Amen.

***
Revelation 12:9,17

    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.

    17 And the dragon was wroth with
the woman, and went to make war with
the remnant of her seed, which keep
the commandments of God, and have the
testimony of Jesus Christ.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 534:24-1


    (Bruising sin's head)
    There will be greater mental opposition to the spiritual, scientific meaning of the Scriptures than there has ever been since the Christian era began. The serpent, material sense, will bite the heel of the woman, - will struggle to destroy the spiritual idea of Love; and the woman, this idea, will bruise the head of lust. The spiritual idea has given the understanding a foothold in Christian Science.

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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 474:16

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


    (Divine fulfilment)
    If sin, sickness, and death are as real as Life, Truth, and Love, then they must all be from the same source; God must be their author. Now Jesus came to destroy sin, sickness, and death; yet the Scriptures aver, "I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil." Is it possible, then, to believe that the evils which Jesus lived to destroy are real or the offspring of the divine will?

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 216:3


    (The serpent of error)
    Who shall say that man is alive to-day, but may be dead to-morrow? What has touched Life, God, to such strange issues? Here theories cease, and Science unveils the mystery and solves the problem of man. Error bites the heel of truth, but cannot kill truth. Truth bruises the head of error - destroys error. Spirituality lays open siege to materialism. On which side are we fighting?


Section 5


Genesis 3:24

    24 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.

***
Psalm 45:3

    3 Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O
most mighty, with thy glory and thy
majesty.

***
Luke 22:36,38

    36 Then said he unto them, But now,
he that hath a purse, let him take
it, and likewise his scrip: and he
that hath no sword, let him sell his
garment, and buy one.

    38 And they said, Lord, behold,
here are two swords. And he said unto
them, It is enough.

***
Hebrews 4:12,16

    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.

    16 Let us therefore come boldly
unto the throne of grace, that we may
obtain mercy, and find grace to help
in time of need.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 526:17-19


    (Record of error)
    The "tree of life" stands for the idea of Truth, and the sword which guards it is the type of divine Science.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 538:3

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

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 458:17-22


    (Divinity ever ready)
    The two-edged sword of Truth must turn in every direction to guard "the tree of life."
    (The panoply of wisdom)
    Sin makes deadly thrusts at the Christian Scientist as ritualism and creed are summoned to give place to higher law, but Science will ameliorate mortal malice.

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.

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 6


Luke 3:9

    9 And now also the axe is laid unto
the root of the trees: every tree
therefore which bringeth not forth
good fruit is hewn down, and cast
into the fire.

***
John 15:2,6,7

    2 Every branch in me that beareth
not fruit he taketh away: and every
branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth
it, that it may bring forth more
fruit.

    6 If a man abide not in me, he is
cast forth as a branch, and is
withered; and men gather them, and
cast them into the fire, and they are
burned.

    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.

***
Hebrews 6:7,8

    7 For the earth which drinketh in
the rain that cometh oft upon it, and
bringeth forth herbs meet for them by
whom it is dressed, receiveth
blessing from God:

    8 But that which beareth thorns and
briers is rejected, and is nigh unto
cursing; whose end is to be burned.

***
Revelation 22:1-3

    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:

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 243:30


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

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.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 6:23


    (Divine severity)
    Jesus uncovered and rebuked sin before he cast it out. Of a sick woman he said that Satan had bound her, and to Peter he said, "Thou art an offence unto me." He came teaching and showing men how to destroy sin, sickness, and death. He said of the fruitless tree, "[It] is hewn down."

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 404:17-22


    (Temperance reform)
    The temperance reform, felt all over our land, results from metaphysical healing, which cuts down every tree that brings not forth good fruit. This conviction, that there is no real pleasure in sin, is one of the most important points in the theology of Christian Science.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 275:26-32


    (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.
    Truth, spiritually discerned, is scientifically understood. It casts out error and heals the sick.

Subheadings in this lesson

15 1 - Contrasted testimony
15 1 - Record of error
15 1 - Knowledge and Truth
15 1 - Spiritual thoughts
15 2 - The fruit forbidden
15 2 - - Physiology -
15 2 - Pangs caused by the press
15 2 - Diseases not to be classified
15 2 - No baneful creation
15 3 - First evil suggestion
15 3 - Doom of the dragon
15 3 - Knowledge of good and evil
15 3 - Confusion confounded
15 4 - Bruising sin's head
15 4 - Dragon cast down to earth
15 4 - Divine fulfilment
15 4 - The serpent of error
15 5 - Record of error
15 5 - Spiritual gateway
15 5 - Divinity ever ready
15 5 - The panoply of wisdom
15 5 - Sickness will abate
15 5 - Decapitation of error
15 6 - Deformity and perfection
15 6 - Living temple
15 6 - Divine severity
15 6 - Temperance reform
15 6 - The divine completeness


October 8,1905

Subject: 16

DOCTRINE OF ATONEMENT.

2ooo



-- Golden Text --

John 17:21

    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.



Responsive Reading


Mark 10:13-27

    13 #And they brought young children
to him, that he should touch them:
and his disciples rebuked those that
brought them.

    14 But when Jesus saw it, he was
much displeased, and said unto them,
Suffer the little children to come
unto me, and forbid them not: for of
such is the kingdom of God.

    15 Verily I say unto you, Whosoever
shall not receive the kingdom of God
as a little child, he shall not enter
therein.

    16 And he took them up in his arms,
put his hands upon them, and blessed
them.

    17 #And when he was gone forth into
the way, there came one running, and
kneeled to him, and asked him, Good
Master, what shall I do that I may
inherit eternal life?

    18 And Jesus said unto him, Why
callest thou me good? there is none
good but one, that is, God.

    19 Thou knowest the commandments,
Do not commit adultery, Do not kill,
Do not steal, Do not bear false
witness, Defraud not, Honour thy
father and mother.

    20 And he answered and said unto
him, Master, all these have I
observed from my youth.

    21 Then Jesus beholding him loved
him, and said unto him, One thing
thou lackest: go thy way, sell
whatsoever thou hast, and give to the
poor, and thou shalt have treasure in
heaven: and come, take up the cross,
and follow me.

    22 And he was sad at that saying,
and went away grieved: for he had
great possessions.

    23 #And Jesus looked round about,
and saith unto his disciples, How
hardly shall they that have riches
enter into the kingdom of God!

    24 And the disciples were
astonished at his words. But Jesus
answereth again, and saith unto them,
Children, how hard is it for them
that trust in riches to enter into
the kingdom of God!

    25 It is easier for a camel to go
through the eye of a needle, than for
a rich man to enter into the kingdom
of God.

    26 And they were astonished out of
measure, saying among themselves, Who
then can be saved?

    27 And Jesus looking upon them
saith, With men it is impossible, but
not with God: for with God all things
are possible.



Section 1


Isaiah 53:1,2,11

    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.

    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.

***
Matthew 12:18

    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.

***
John 3:17,18

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

    18 #He that believeth on him is not
condemned: but he that believeth not
is condemned already, because he hath
not believed in the name of the only
begotten Son of God.

***
I John 5:10,11

    10 He that believeth on the Son of
God hath the witness in himself: he
that believeth not God hath made him
a liar; because he believeth not the
record that God gave of his Son.

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


3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 18:1


    (Divine oneness)
    Atonement is the exemplification of man's unity with God, whereby man reflects divine Truth, Life, and Love. Jesus of Nazareth taught and demonstrated man's oneness with the Father, and for this we owe him endless homage. His mission was both individual and collective. He did life's work aright not only in justice to himself, but in mercy to mortals, - to show them how to do theirs, but not to do it for them nor to relieve them of a single responsibility. Jesus acted boldly, against the accredited evidence of the senses, against Pharisaical creeds and practices, and he refuted all opponents with his healing power.


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


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


oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 395:6-10


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


3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 52:19-21,23


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

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 24:11-15

    (Radical changes)
    He to whom "the arm of the Lord" is revealed will believe our report, and rise into newness of life with regeneration. This is having part in the atonement; this is the understanding, in which Jesus suffered and triumphed.



Section 2


John 13:3-5,12-15

    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?

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

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

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

***
I Peter 2:11,12,21,22

    11 Dearly beloved, I beseech you as
strangers and pilgrims, abstain from
fleshly lusts, which war against the
soul;

    12 Having your conversation honest
among the Gentiles: that, whereas they
speak against you as evildoers, they
may by your good works, which they
shall behold, glorify God in the day
of visitation.

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

    22 Who did no sin, neither was
guile found in his mouth:


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


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


4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 4:5


    (Efficacious petitions)
    To keep the commandments of our Master and follow his example, is our proper debt to him and the only worthy evidence of our gratitude for all that he has done. Outward worship is not of itself sufficient to express loyal and heartfelt gratitude, since he has said: "If ye love me, keep my commandments."


o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 192:27-30


    (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.


3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 54:1-20


    (Bearing our sins)
    Through the magnitude of his human life, he demonstrated the divine Life. Out of the amplitude of his pure affection, he defined Love. With the affluence of Truth, he vanquished error. The world acknowledged not his righteousness, seeing it not; but earth received the harmony his glorified example introduced.
    (Inspiration of sacrifice)
    Who is ready to follow his teaching and example? All must sooner or later plant themselves in Christ, the true idea of God. That he might liberally pour his dear-bought treasures into empty or sin-filled human storehouses, was the inspiration of Jesus' intense human sacrifice. In witness of his divine commission, he presented the proof that Life, Truth, and Love heal the sick and the sinning, and triumph over death through Mind, not matter. This was the highest proof he could have offered of divine Love. His hearers understood neither his words nor his works. They would not accept his meek interpretation of life nor follow his example.



Section 3


I Samuel 2:2,9

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

    9 He will keep the feet of his
saints, and the wicked shall be
silent in darkness; for by strength
shall no man prevail.

***
Luke 18:9-14

    9 And he spake this parable unto
certain which trusted in themselves
that they were righteous, and
despised others:

    10 Two men went up into the temple
to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the
other a publican.

    11 The Pharisee stood and prayed
thus with himself, God, I thank thee,
that I am not as other men are,
extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or
even as this publican.

    12 I fast twice in the week, I give
tithes of all that I possess.

    13 And the publican, standing afar
off, would not lift up so much as his
eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his
breast, saying, God be merciful to me
a sinner.

    14 I tell you, this man went down
to his house justified rather than
the other: for every one that
exalteth himself shall be abased; and
he that humbleth himself shall be
exalted.

***
Romans 10:1,3

    1 Brethren, my heart's desire and
prayer to God for Israel is, that
they might be saved.

    3 For they being ignorant of God's
righteousness, and going about to
establish their own righteousness,
have not submitted themselves unto
the righteousness of God.

***
II Corinthians 10:18

    18 For not he that commendeth
himself is approved, but whom the
Lord commendeth.


ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 448:2-5


    (Wicked evasions)
    Blindness and self-righteousness cling fast to iniquity. When the Publican's wail went out to the great heart of Love, it won his humble desire.


oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 362:1-4,12(begin Ac)-9


    (A gospel narrative)
    It is related in the seventh chapter of Luke's Gospel that Jesus was once the honored guest of a certain Pharisee, by name Simon, though he was quite unlike Simon the disciple. According to the custom of those days, he reclined on a couch with his head towards the table and his bare feet away from it. It was therefore easy for the Magdalen to come behind the couch and reach his feet. She bore an alabaster jar containing costly and fragrant oil, - sandal oil perhaps, which is in such common use in the East. Breaking the sealed jar, she perfumed Jesus' feet with the oil, wiping them with her long hair, which hung loosely about her shoulders, as was customary with women of her grade.
    (Parable of the creditor)
    Did Jesus spurn the woman? Did he repel her adoration?

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 364:3-12

    (Divine insight)
    Her reverence was unfeigned, and it was manifested towards one who was soon, though they knew it not, to lay down his mortal existence in behalf of all sinners, that through his word and works they might be redeemed from sensuality and sin.
    (Penitence or hospitality)
    Which was the higher tribute to such ineffable affection, the hospitality of the Pharisee or the contrition of the Magdalen? This query Jesus answered by rebuking self-righteousness and declaring the absolution of the penitent.


o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 242:15


    (The one only way)
    Self-love is more opaque than a solid body. In patient obedience to a patient God, let us labor to dissolve with the universal solvent of Love the adamant of error, - self-will, self-justification, and self-love, - which wars against spirituality and is the law of sin and death.



Section 4


Ezekiel 45:9,13,15

    9 #Thus saith the Lord God; Let it
suffice you, O princes of Israel:
remove violence and spoil, and
execute judgment and justice, take
away your exactions from my people,
saith the Lord God.

    13 This is the oblation that ye
shall offer; the sixth part of an
ephah of an homer of wheat, and ye
shall give the sixth part of an ephah
of an homer of barley:

    15 And one lamb out of the flock,
out of two hundred, out of the fat
pastures of Israel; for a meat
offering, and for a burnt offering,
and for peace offerings, to make
reconciliation for them, saith the
Lord God.

***
Colossians 1:21

    21 And you, that were sometime
alienated and enemies in your mind by
wicked works, yet now hath he
reconciled

***
Romans 5:8,10,11

    8 But God commendeth his love
toward us, in that, while we were yet
sinners, Christ died for 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.

    11 And not only so, but we also joy
in God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
by whom we have now received the
atonement.


3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 18:13


    (Human reconciliation)
    The atonement of Christ reconciles man to God, not God to man; for the divine Principle of Christ is God, and how can God propitiate Himself? Christ is Truth, which reaches no higher than itself. The fountain can rise no higher than its source. Christ, Truth, could conciliate no nature above his own, derived from the eternal Love. It was therefore Christ's purpose to reconcile man to God, not God to man. Love and Truth are not at war with God's image and likeness. Man cannot exceed divine Love, and so atone for himself. Even Christ cannot reconcile Truth to error, for Truth and error are irreconcilable. Jesus aided in reconciling man to God by giving man a truer sense of Love, the divine Principle of Jesus' teachings, and this truer sense of Love redeems man from the law of matter, sin, and death by the law of Spirit, - the law of divine Love.

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

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


oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 270:14


    (Prophetic ignorance)
    The prophets of old looked for something higher than the systems of their times; hence their foresight of the new dispensation of Truth. But they knew not what would be the precise nature of the teaching and demonstration of God, divine Mind, in His more infinite meanings, - the demonstration which was to destroy sin, sickness, and death, establish the definition of omnipotence, and maintain the Science of Spirit.



Section 5


Luke 18:35,38,40-43

    35 #And it came to pass, that as he
was come nigh unto Jericho, a certain
blind man sat by the way side
begging:

    38 And he cried, saying, Jesus,
thou Son of David, have mercy on me.

    40 And Jesus stood, and commanded
him to be brought unto him: and when
he was come near, he asked him,

    41 Saying, What wilt thou that I
shall do unto thee? And he said,
Lord, that I may receive my sight.

    42 And Jesus said unto him, Receive
thy sight: thy faith hath saved thee.


    43 And immediately he received his
sight, and followed him, glorifying
God: and all the people, when they
saw it, gave praise unto God.

***
II Timothy 4:1,2,7,8

    1 I charge thee therefore before
God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who
shall judge the quick and the dead at
his appearing and his kingdom;

    2 Preach the word; be instant in
season, out of season; reprove,
rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering
and doctrine.

    7 I have fought a good fight, I
have finished my course, I have kept
the faith:

    8 Henceforth there is laid up for
me a crown of righteousness, which
the Lord, the righteous judge, shall
give me at that day: and not to me
only, but unto all them also that
love his appearing.

***
Galatians 3:26

    26 For ye are all the children of
God by faith in Christ Jesus.


o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 145:32-2(to .)


    (How healing was lost)
    Our Master's first article of faith propounded to his students was healing, and he proved his faith by his works.


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.


3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 23:12


    (Doctrines and faith)
    Rabbinical lore said: "He that taketh one doctrine, firm in faith, has the Holy Ghost dwelling in him." This preaching receives a strong rebuke in the Scripture, "Faith without works is dead." Faith, if it be mere belief, is as a pendulum swinging between nothing and something, having no fixity. Faith, advanced to spiritual understanding, is the evidence gained from Spirit, which rebukes sin of every kind and establishes the claims of God.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 21:1-5

    (Moral victory)
    If Truth is overcoming error in your daily walk and conversation, you can finally say, "I have fought a good fight . . . I have kept the faith," because you are a better man. This is having our part in the at-one-ment with Truth and Love.

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


Psalm 119:34

    34 Give me understanding, and I
shall keep thy law; yea, I shall
observe it with my whole heart.

***
Proverbs 3:5,6

    5 #Trust in the Lord with all thine
heart; and lean not unto thine own
understanding.

    6 In all thy ways acknowledge him,
and he shall direct thy paths.

***
Philipians 4:4,7,20

    4 Rejoice in the Lord alway: and
again I say, Rejoice.

    7 And the peace of God, which
passeth all understanding, shall keep
your hearts and minds through Christ
Jesus.

    20 Now unto God and our Father be
glory for ever and ever. Amen.


ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 505:16-17,26-28


    (Understanding imparted)
    Spirit imparts the understanding which uplifts consciousness and leads into all truth.
    (Original reflected)
    This understanding is not intellectual, is not the result of scholarly attainments; it is the reality of all things brought to light.


oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 285:2


    (Our physical insensibility to Spirit)
    Man's individuality is not material. This Science of being obtains not alone hereafter in what men call Paradise, but here and now; it is the great fact of being for time and eternity.

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.


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


    (Scientific finalities)
    The understanding and recognition of Spirit must finally come, and we may as well improve our time in solving the mysteries of being through an apprehension of divine Principle. At present we know not what man is, but we certainly shall know this when man reflects God.


3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 23:7(begin The)


    (Justice and substitution) The atonement is a hard problem in theology, but its scientific explanation is, that suffering is an error of sinful sense which Truth destroys, and that eventually both sin and suffering will fall at the feet of everlasting Love.


ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 536:8


    (New earth and no more sea)
    The divine understanding reigns, is all, and there is no other consciousness.

Subheadings in this lesson

16 1 - Divine oneness
16 1 - Diabolism destroyed
16 1 - Divine authority
16 1 - Saviour's prediction
16 1 - Radical changes
16 2 - Service and worship
16 2 - Efficacious petitions
16 2 - The one real power
16 2 - Bearing our sins
16 2 - Inspiration of sacrifice
16 3 - Wicked evasions
16 3 - A gospel narrative
16 3 - Parable of the creditor
16 3 - Divine insight
16 3 - Penitence or hospitality
16 3 - The one only way
16 4 - Human reconciliation
16 4 - Immortal achieval
16 4 - Prophetic ignorance
16 5 - How healing was lost
16 5 - Faith higher than belief
16 5 - Doctrines and faith
16 5 - Moral victory
16 5 - The stone rolled away
16 6 - Understanding imparted
16 6 - Original reflected
16 6 - Our physical insensibility to Spirit
16 6 - Mental propagation
16 6 - Scientific finalities
16 6 - Justice and substitution
16 6 - New earth and no more sea


October 15,1905

Subject: 17

PROBATION AFTER DEATH.

ooo3



-- Golden Text --

Job 14:14

    14 If a man die, shall he live
again? all the days of my appointed
time will I wait, till my change
come.


Responsive Reading


Revelation 20:4-13

    4 And I saw thrones, and they sat
upon them, and judgment was given
unto them: and I saw the souls of
them that were beheaded for the
witness of Jesus, and for the word of
God, and which had not worshipped the
beast, neither his image, neither had
received his mark upon their
foreheads, or in their hands; and
they lived and reigned with Christ a
thousand years.

    5 But the rest of the dead lived
not again until the thousand years
were finished. This is the first
resurrection.

    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.

    7 And when the thousand years are
expired, Satan shall be loosed out of
his prison,

    8 And shall go out to deceive the
nations which are in the four
quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog,
to gather them together to battle:
the number of whom is as the sand of
the sea.

    9 And they went up on the breadth
of the earth, and compassed the camp
of the saints about, and the beloved
city: and fire came down from God out
of heaven, and devoured them.

    10 And the devil that deceived them
was cast into the lake of fire and
brimstone, where the beast and the
false prophet are, and shall be
tormented day and night for ever and
ever.

    11 And I saw a great white throne,
and him that sat on it, from whose
face the earth and the heaven fled
away; and there was found no place
for them.

    12 And I saw the dead, small and
great, stand before God; and the
books were opened: and another book
was opened, which is the book of
life: and the dead were judged out of
those things which were written in
the books, according to their works.

    13 And the sea gave up the dead
which were in it; and death and hell
delivered up the dead which were in
them: and they were judged every man
according to their works.


Section 1


Genesis 17:1,8

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

    8 And I will give unto thee, and to
thy seed after thee, the land wherein
thou art a stranger, all the land of
Canaan, for an everlasting
possession; and I will be their God.
Genesis 25:7,8

    7 And these are the days of the
years of Abraham's life which he
lived, an hundred threescore and
fifteen years.

    8 Then Abraham gave up the ghost,
and died in a good old age, an old
man, and full of years; and was
gathered to his people.

***
Romans 4:13

    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.

***
Galatians 3:19

    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.

***
Hebrews 11:12,13

    12 Therefore sprang there even of
one, and him as good as dead, so many
as the stars of the sky in multitude,
and as the sand which is by the sea
shore innumerable.

    13 These all died in faith, not
having received the promises, but
having seen them afar off, and were
persuaded of them, and embraced them,
and confessed that they were
strangers and pilgrims on the earth.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 291:9-13,19-25(to .)


    (Sin is punished)
    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.
    "In the place where the tree falleth, there it shall be." So we read in Ecclesiastes. This text has been transformed into the popular proverb, "As the tree falls, so it must lie." As man falleth asleep, so shall he awake. As death findeth mortal man, so shall he be after death, until probation and growth shall effect the needed change.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 429:12


    (Clay replying to the potter)
    Science declares that man is subject to Mind. Mortal mind affirms that mind is subordinate to the body, that the body is dying, that it must be buried and decomposed into dust; but mortal mind's affirmation is not true. Mortals waken from the dream of death with bodies unseen by those who think that they bury the body.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 426:16-29

    (Our footsteps heavenward)
    When it is learned that disease cannot destroy life, and that mortals are not saved from sin or sickness by death, this understanding will quicken into newness of life. It will master either a desire to die or a dread of the grave, and thus destroy the great fear that besets mortal existence.
    (Christian standard)
    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.

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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 333:19-26

  (- 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.


Section 2


Genesis 35:9,10,12

    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.
Genesis 47:9

    9 And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, The
days of the years of my pilgrimage are
an hundred and thirty years: few and
evil have the days of the years of my
life been, and have not attained unto
the days of the years of the life of
my fathers in the days of their
pilgrimage.

***
Hebrews 11:21

    21 By faith Jacob, when he was a
dying, blessed both the sons of
Joseph; and worshipped, leaning upon
the top of his staff.

***
Romans 11:25,26

    25 For I would not, brethren, that
ye should be ignorant of this mystery,
lest ye should be wise in your own
conceits; that blindness in part is
happened to Israel, until the fulness
of the Gentiles be come in.

    26 And so all Israel shall be
saved: as it is written, There shall
come out of Sion the Deliverer, and
shall turn away ungodliness from
Jacob:

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 569:3


    (Paean of jubilee)
    Every mortal at some period, here or hereafter, must grapple with and overcome the mortal belief in a power opposed to God.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 308:28-32


    (Wrestling of Jacob)
    When Jacob was asked, "What is thy name?" he straightway answered; and then his name was changed to Israel, for "as a prince" had he prevailed and had "power with God and with men."

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 309:7-16

    (Israel the new name)
    The result of Jacob's struggle thus appeared. He had conquered material error with the understanding of Spirit and of spiritual power. This changed the man. 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.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 76:32-21


    (Immaterial pleasure)
    The recognition of Spirit and of infinity comes not suddenly here or hereafter. The pious Polycarp said: "I cannot turn at once from good to evil." Neither do other mortals accomplish the change from error to truth at a single bound.
    (Second death)
    Existence continues to be a belief of corporeal sense until the Science of being is reached. Error brings its own self-destruction both here and hereafter, for mortal mind creates its own physical conditions. Death will occur on the next plane of existence as on this, until the spiritual understanding of Life is reached. Then, and not until then, will it be demonstrated that "the second death hath no power."
    (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. Of what advantage, then, would it be to us, or to the departed, to prolong the material state and so prolong the illusion either of a soul inert or of a sinning, suffering sense, - a so-called mind fettered to matter.


Section 3


Numbers 20:9-12

    9 And Moses took the rod from
before the Lord, as he commanded him.


    10 And Moses and Aaron gathered the
congregation together before the
rock, and he said unto them, Hear
now, ye rebels; must we fetch you
water out of this rock?

    11 And Moses lifted up his hand,
and with his rod he smote the rock
twice: and the water came out
abundantly, and the congregation
drank, and their beasts also.

    12 #And the Lord spake unto Moses
and Aaron, Because ye believed me
not, to sanctify me in the eyes of
the children of Israel, therefore ye
shall not bring this congregation
into the land which I have given
them.

***
Deuteronomy 34:4-6

    4 And the Lord said unto him, This
is the land which I sware unto
Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob,
saying, I will give it unto thy seed:
I have caused thee to see it with
thine eyes, but thou shalt not go
over thither.

    5 #So Moses the servant of the Lord
died there in the land of Moab,
according to the word of the Lord.

    6 And he buried him in a valley in
the land of Moab, over against
Bethpeor: but no man knoweth of his
sepulchre unto this day.

***
Hebrews 11:24,27

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

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

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 264:7-15


    (Mind's true camera)
    Mortals must look beyond fading, finite forms, if they would gain the true sense of things. Where shall the gaze rest but in the unsearchable realm of Mind? We must look where we would walk, and we must act as possessing all power from Him in whom we have our being.
    (Self-completeness)
    As mortals gain more correct views of God and man, multitudinous objects of creation, which before were invisible, will become visible.

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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 427:23,29


    (Mortality vanquished)
    Immortal Mind, governing all, must be acknowledged as supreme in the physical realm, so-called, as well as in the spiritual.
    (No death nor inaction)
    The dream of death must be mastered by Mind here or hereafter. Thought will waken from its own material declaration, "I am dead," to catch this trumpet-word of Truth, "There is no death, no inaction, diseased action, overaction, nor reaction."

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 384:30-1

    (Benefit of philanthropy)
    Sickness, sin, and death must at length quail before the divine rights of intelligence, and then the power of Mind over the entire functions and organs of the human system will be acknowledged.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 324:13(begin The)


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


Section 4


I Kings 2:1-3

    1 Now the days of David drew nigh
that he should die; and he charged
Solomon his son, saying,

    2 I go the way of all the earth: be
thou strong therefore, and shew
thyself a man;

    3 And keep the charge of the Lord
thy God, to walk in his ways, to keep
his statutes, and his commandments,
and his judgments, and his
testimonies, as it is written in the
law of Moses, that thou mayest
prosper in all that thou doest, and
whithersoever thou turnest thyself:

***
Psalm 132:11,12

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

    12 If thy children will keep my
covenant and my testimony that I
shall teach them, their children
shall also sit upon thy throne for
evermore.

***
Acts 2:29,34,35

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

    34 For David is not ascended into
the heavens: but he saith himself,
The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou
on my right hand,

    35 Until I make thy foes thy
footstool.

***
Hebrews 11:30,32,33,39

    30 By faith the walls of Jericho
fell down, after they were compassed
about seven days.

    32 And what shall I more say? for
the time would fail me to tell of
Gedeon, and of Barak, and of Samson,
and of Jephthae; of David also, and
Samuel, and of the prophets:

    33 Who through faith subdued
kingdoms, wrought righteousness,
obtained promises, stopped the mouths
of lions,

    39 And these all, having obtained a
good report through faith, received
not the promise:

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 410:14-17


    (Love casteth out fear)
    Every trial of our faith in God makes us stronger. The more difficult seems the material condition to be overcome by Spirit, the stronger should be our faith and the purer our love.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 233:8


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 290:23-27


    (Sin is punished)
    The sin and error which possess us at the instant of death do not cease at that moment, but endure until the death of these errors. To be wholly spiritual, man must be sinless, and he becomes thus only when he reaches perfection.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 409:27


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

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 372:14-17

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


Section 5


Matthew 17:1-3,9

    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.

    3 And, behold, there appeared unto
them Moses and Elias talking with 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.

***
Mark 15:24,37,38

    24 And when they had crucified him,
they parted his garments, casting
lots upon them, what every man should
take.

    37 And Jesus cried with a loud
voice, and gave up the ghost.

    38 And the veil of the temple was
rent in twain from the top to the
bottom.

***
John 20:1,16,17

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

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

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

***
Luke 20:37,38

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

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

597:10 Chapter 17: Glossary
(VEIL)

    The martyrdom of Jesus was the culminating sin of Pharisaism. It rent the veil of the temple. It revealed the false foundations and superstructures of superficial religion, tore from bigotry and superstition their coverings, and opened the sepulchre with divine Science, - immortality and Love.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 45:6-10


    (Victory over the grave)
    Our Master fully and finally demonstrated divine Science in his victory over death and the grave. Jesus' deed was for the enlightenment of men and for the salvation of the whole world from sin, sickness, and death.

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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 34:18-23


    (Fellowship with Christ)
    Through all the disciples experienced, they became more spiritual and understood better what the Master had taught. His resurrection was also their resurrection. It helped them to raise themselves and others from spiritual dulness and blind belief in God into the perception of infinite possibilities.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 35:6-18

    (The last breakfast)
    Discerning Christ, Truth, anew on the shore of time, they were enabled to rise somewhat from mortal sensuousness, or the burial of mind in matter, into newness of life as Spirit.
    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.


Section 6


John 12:24,25

    24 Verily, verily, I say unto you,
Except a corn of wheat fall into the
ground and die, it abideth alone: but
if it die, it bringeth forth much
fruit.

    25 He that loveth his life shall
lose it; and he that hateth his life
in this world shall keep it unto life
eternal.

***
I Corinthians 15:50,51,54

    50 Now this I say, brethren, that
flesh and blood cannot inherit the
kingdom of God; neither doth
corruption inherit incorruption.

    51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We
shall not all sleep, but we shall all
be changed,

    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.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 568:24-26


    (Paean of jubilee)
    For victory over a single sin, we give thanks and magnify the Lord of Hosts. What shall we say of the mighty conquest over all sin?

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 - 429:21-24,31-7


    (Continuity of existence) If we live after death and are immortal, we must have lived before birth, for if Life ever had any beginning, it must also have an ending, even according to the calculations of natural science.
    (Life all-inclusive)
    Jesus said (John viii. 51), "If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death." That statement is not confined to spiritual life, but includes all the phenomena of existence. Jesus demonstrated this, healing the dying and raising the dead. Mortal mind must part with error, must put off itself with its deeds, and immortal manhood, the Christ ideal, will appear. Faith should enlarge its borders and strengthen its base by resting upon Spirit instead of matter.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 253:32-8


    (Patience and final perfection)
    The divine demand, "Be ye therefore perfect," is scientific, and the human footsteps leading to perfection are indispensable. Individuals are consistent who, watching and praying, can "run, and not be weary; . . . walk, and not faint," who gain good rapidly and hold their position, or attain slowly and yield not to discouragement. God requires perfection, but not until the battle between Spirit and flesh is fought and the victory won.

Subheadings in this lesson

17 1 - Sin is punished
17 1 - Salvation and probation
17 1 - Clay replying to the potter
17 1 - Our footsteps heavenward
17 1 - Christian standard
17 1 - Disease far more docile than iniquity
17 1 - -13- The divine Principle and idea
17 2 - Paean of jubilee
17 2 - Wrestling of Jacob
17 2 - Israel the new name
17 2 - Immaterial pleasure
17 2 - Second death
17 2 - A dream vanishing
17 3 - Mind's true camera
17 3 - Self-completeness
17 3 - Homer and Moses
17 3 - Mortality vanquished
17 3 - No death nor inaction
17 3 - Benefit of philanthropy
17 3 - Narrow pathway
17 4 - Love casteth out fear
17 4 - Perfection gained slowly
17 4 - Sin is punished
17 4 - Death no benefactor
17 4 - Veritable success
17 5 - Victory over the grave
17 5 - Prophetic ignorance
17 5 - Fellowship with Christ
17 5 - The last breakfast
17 6 - Paean of jubilee
17 6 - Exercise of Mind faculties
17 6 - Continuity of existence
17 6 - Life all-inclusive
17 6 - Patience and final perfection


October 22,1905

Subject: 18

EVERLASTING PUNISHMENT.

oo3o



-- Golden Text --

Jeremiah 5:25

    25 #Your iniquities have turned
away these things, and your sins have
withholden good things from you.


Responsive Reading


Jeremiah 9:1-9,13-15,23,24

    1 Oh that my head were waters, and
mine eyes a fountain of tears, that I
might weep day and night for the
slain of the daughter of my people!

    2 Oh that I had in the wilderness a
lodging place of wayfaring men; that
I might leave my people, and go from
them! for they be all adulterers, an
assembly of treacherous men.

    3 And they bend their tongues like
their bow for lies: but they are not
valiant for the truth upon the earth;
for they proceed from evil to evil,
and they know not me, saith the Lord.


    4 Take ye heed every one of his
neighbour, and trust ye not in any
brother: for every brother will
utterly supplant, and every neighbour
will walk with slanders.

    5 And they will deceive every one
his neighbour, and will not speak the
truth: they have taught their tongue
to speak lies, and weary themselves
to commit iniquity.

    6 Thine habitation is in the midst
of deceit; through deceit they refuse
to know me, saith the Lord.

    7 Therefore thus saith the Lord of
hosts, Behold, I will melt them, and
try them; for how shall I do for the
daughter of my people?

    8 Their tongue is as an arrow shot
out; it speaketh deceit: one speaketh
peaceably to his neighbour with his
mouth, but in heart he layeth his
wait.

    9 #Shall I not visit them for these
things? saith the Lord: shall not my
soul be avenged on such a nation as
this?

    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.

    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.


Section 1


Ecclesiastes 12:14

    14 For God shall bring every work
into judgment, with every secret
thing, whether it be good, or whether
it be evil.

***
Jude 1:4,7,14,15

    4 For there are certain men crept
in unawares, who were before of old
ordained to this condemnation,
ungodly men, turning the grace of our
God into lasciviousness, and denying
the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus
Christ.

    7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and
the cities about them in like manner,
giving themselves over to
fornication, and going after strange
flesh, are set forth for an example,
suffering the vengeance of eternal
fire.

    14 And Enoch also, the seventh from
Adam, prophesied of these, saying,
Behold, the Lord cometh with ten
thousands of his saints,

    15 To execute judgment upon all,
and to convince all that are ungodly
among them of all their ungodly deeds
which they have ungodly committed,
and of all their hard speeches which
ungodly sinners have spoken against
him.

***
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:

***
Matthew 12:35-37

    35 A good man out of the good
treasure of the heart bringeth forth
good things: and an evil man out of
the evil treasure bringeth forth evil
things.

    36 But I say unto you, That every
idle word that men shall speak, they
shall give account thereof in the day
of judgment.

    37 For by thy words thou shalt be
justified, and by thy words thou
shalt be condemned.

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


    (Asking amiss)
    Do you ask wisdom to be merciful and not to punish sin? Then "ye ask amiss." Without punishment, sin would multiply. Jesus' prayer, "Forgive us our debts," specified also the terms of forgiveness. When forgiving the adulterous woman he said, "Go, and sin no more."
    (Remission of penalty)
    A magistrate sometimes remits the penalty, but this may be no moral benefit to the criminal, and at best, it only saves the criminal from one form of punishment. The moral law, which has the right to acquit or condemn, always demands restitution before mortals can "go up higher." Broken law brings penalty in order to compel this progress.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 435:11-14,23


    (Counsel for defence)
    The law of our Supreme Court decrees that whosoever sinneth shall die; but good deeds are immortal, bringing joy instead of grief, pleasure instead of pain, and life instead of death.
    If mortals sin, our Supreme Judge in equity decides what penalty is due for the sin, and Mortal Man can suffer only for his sin. For naught else can he be punished, according to the law of Spirit, God.

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


    (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. 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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 36:19-24

    (Righteous retribution)
    A selfish and limited mind may be unjust, but the unlimited and divine Mind is the immortal law of justice as well as of mercy. It is quite as impossible for sinners to receive their full punishment this side of the grave as for this world to bestow on the righteous their full reward.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 188:8


    (Embryonic sinful thoughts)
    Passion, depraved appetites, dishonesty, envy, hatred, revenge ripen into action, only to pass from shame and woe to their final punishment.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 290:20


    (Future purification)
    They who are unrighteous shall be unrighteous still, until in divine Science Christ, Truth, removes all ignorance and sin.


Section 2


Jeremiah 29:11

    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.

***
James 1:13,14

    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.

***
Isaiah 55:7-9

    7 Let the wicked forsake his way,
and the unrighteous man his thoughts:
and let him return unto the Lord, and
he will have mercy upon him; and to
our God, for he will abundantly
pardon.

    8 #For my thoughts are not your
thoughts, neither are your ways my
ways, saith the Lord.

    9 For as the heavens are higher
than the earth, so are my ways higher
than your ways, and my thoughts than
your thoughts.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 356:19-29


    (Copartnership impossible) God is as incapable of producing sin, sickness, and death as He is of experiencing these errors. How then is it possible for Him to create man subject to this triad of errors, - man who is made in the divine likeness?
    Does God create a material man out of Himself, Spirit? Does evil proceed from good? Does divine Love commit a fraud on humanity by making man inclined to sin, and then punishing him for it? Would any one call it wise and good to create the primitive, and then punish its derivative?

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 357:1-5,17

    (Two infinite creators absurd) In common justice, we must admit that God will not punish man for doing what He created man capable of doing, and knew from the outset that man would do. God is "of purer eyes than to behold evil."
    (Anthropomorphism)
    History teaches that the popular and false notions about the Divine Being and character have originated in the human mind. As there is in reality but one God, one Mind, wrong notions about God must have originated in a false supposition, not in immortal Truth, and they are fading out. They are false claims, which will eventually disappear, according to the vision of St. John in the Apocalypse.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 24:15


    (Radical changes)
    The time is not distant when the ordinary theological views of atonement will undergo a great change, - a change as radical as that which has come over popular opinions in regard to predestination and future punishment.


Section 3


I Corinthians 3:11-15

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

    12 Now if any man build upon this
foundation gold, silver, precious
stones, wood, hay, stubble;

    13 Every man's work shall be made
manifest: for the day shall declare
it, because it shall be revealed by
fire; and the fire shall try every
man's work of what sort it is.

    14 If any man's work abide which he
hath built thereupon, he shall
receive a reward.

    15 If any man's work shall be
burned, he shall suffer loss: but he
himself shall be saved; yet so as by
fire.

***
James 5:19,20

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

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

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 384:6


    (Corporeal penalties)
    God never punishes man for doing right, for honest labor, or for deeds of kindness, though they expose him to fatigue, cold, heat, contagion. If man seems to incur the penalty through matter, this is but a belief of mortal mind, not an enactment of wisdom, and man has only to enter his protest against this belief in order to annul it. Through this action of thought and its results upon the body, the student will prove to himself, by small beginnings, the grand verities of Christian Science.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 387:18-32

    (Right never punishable)
    That man does not pay the severest penalty who does the most good. By adhering to the realities of eternal existence, - instead of reading disquisitions on the inconsistent supposition that death comes in obedience to the law of life, and that God punishes man for doing good, - one cannot suffer as the result of any labor of love, but grows stronger because of it. It is a law of so-called mortal mind, misnamed matter, which causes all things discordant.
    (Christian history)
    The history of Christianity furnishes sublime proofs of the supporting influence and protecting power bestowed on man by his heavenly Father, omnipotent Mind, who gives man faith and understanding whereby to defend himself, not only from temptation, but from bodily suffering.


Section 4


Daniel 5:17,18,20-24,26-28,30

    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:

    24 Then was the part of the hand
sent from him; and this writing was
written.

    26 This is the interpretation of
the thing: MENE; God hath numbered
thy kingdom, and finished it.

    27 TEKEL; Thou art weighed in the
balances, and art found wanting.

    28 PERES; Thy kingdom is divided,
and given to the Medes and Persians.

    30 In that night was Belshazzar the
king of the Chaldeans slain.

***
Matthew 27:3-5

    3 #Then Judas, which had betrayed
him, when he saw that he was
condemned, repented himself, and
brought again the thirty pieces of
silver to the chief priests and
elders,

    4 Saying, I have sinned in that I
have betrayed the innocent blood. And
they said, What is that to us? see
thou to that.

    5 And he cast down the pieces of
silver in the temple, and departed,
and went and hanged himself.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 11:12


    (Truth annihilates error)
    Mere legal pardon (and there is no other, for divine Principle never pardons our sins or mistakes till they are corrected) leaves the offender free to repeat the offence, if indeed, he has not already suffered sufficiently from vice to make him turn from it with loathing. Truth bestows no pardon upon error, but wipes it out in the most effectual manner. Jesus suffered for our sins, not to annul the divine sentence for an individual's sin, but because sin brings inevitable suffering.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 447:12-14,22-27


    (Expose sin without believing in it)
    Ignorance, subtlety, or false charity does not forever conceal error; evil will in time disclose and punish itself.
    A sinner is not reformed merely by assuring him that he cannot be a sinner because there is no sin. To put down the claim of sin, you must detect it, remove the mask, point out the illusion, and thus get the victory over sin and so prove its unreality.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 47:10(only),18


    (The traitor's conspiracy)
    Judas conspired against Jesus.
    He knew that the great goodness of that Master placed a gulf between Jesus and his betrayer, and this spiritual distance inflamed Judas' envy. The greed for gold strengthened his ingratitude, and for a time quieted his remorse. He knew that the world generally loves a lie better than Truth; and so he plotted the betrayal of Jesus in order to raise himself in popular estimation. His dark plot fell to the ground, and the traitor fell with it.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 6:18


    (Mercy without partiality)
    To suppose that God forgives or punishes sin according as His mercy is sought or unsought, is to misunderstand Love and to make prayer the safety-valve for wrong-doing.


Section 5


Luke 12:2,3

    2 For there is nothing covered,
that shall not be revealed; neither
hid, that shall not be known.

    3 Therefore whatsoever ye have
spoken in darkness shall be heard in
the light; and that which ye have
spoken in the ear in closets shall be
proclaimed upon the housetops.

***
Matthew 5:25,26

    25 Agree with thine adversary
quickly, whiles thou art in the way
with him; lest at any time the
adversary deliver thee to the judge,
and the judge deliver thee to the
officer, and thou be cast into
prison.

    26 Verily I say unto thee, Thou
shalt by no means come out thence,
till thou hast paid the uttermost
farthing.

o4oo Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked - 105:3,22-27


    (Mental crimes)
    Courts and juries judge and sentence mortals in order to restrain crime, to prevent deeds of violence or to punish them. To say that these tribunals have no jurisdiction over the carnal or mortal mind, would be to contradict precedent and to admit that the power of human law is restricted to matter, while mortal mind, evil, which is the real outlaw, defies justice and is recommended to mercy. Can matter commit a crime? Can matter be punished? Can you separate the mentality from the body over which courts hold jurisdiction? Mortal mind, not matter, is the criminal in every case; and human law rightly estimates crime, and courts reasonably pass sentence, according to the motive.
    (Evil let loose)
    Whoever uses his developed mental powers like an escaped felon to commit fresh atrocities as opportunity occurs is never safe. God will arrest him. Divine justice will manacle him. His sins will be millstones about his neck, weighing him down to the depths of ignominy and death.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 542:1


    (Murder brings its curse)
    The belief of life in matter sins at every step. It incurs divine displeasure, and it would kill Jesus that it might be rid of troublesome Truth. Material beliefs would slay the spiritual idea whenever and wherever it appears. Though error hides behind a lie and excuses guilt, error cannot forever be concealed. Truth, through her eternal laws, unveils error. Truth causes sin to betray itself, and sets upon error the mark of the beast. Even the disposition to excuse guilt or to conceal it is punished. The avoidance of justice and the denial of truth tend to perpetuate sin, invoke crime, jeopardize self-control, and mock divine mercy.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 537:13-15

    (Justice and recompense)
    "Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap." Error excludes itself from harmony. Sin is its own punishment.


Section 6


II Peter 3:9-14

    9 The Lord is not slack concerning
his promise, as some men count
slackness; but is longsuffering to
us-ward, not willing that any should
perish, but that all should come to
repentance.

    10 But the day of the Lord will
come as a thief in the night; in the
which the heavens shall pass away
with a great noise, and the elements
shall melt with fervent heat, the
earth also and the works that are
therein shall be burned up.

    11 Seeing then that all these
things shall be dissolved, what
manner of persons ought ye to be in
all holy conversation and godliness,

    12 Looking for and hasting unto the
coming of the day of God, wherein the
heavens being on fire shall be
dissolved, and the elements shall
melt with fervent heat?

    13 Nevertheless we, according to
his promise, look for new heavens and
a new earth, wherein dwelleth
righteousness.

    14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that
ye look for such things, be diligent
that ye may be found of him in peace,
without spot, and blameless.

***
Romans 8:19-21

    19 For the earnest expectation of
the creature waiteth for the
manifestation of the sons of God.

    20 For the creature was made
subject to vanity, not willingly, but
by reason of him who hath subjected
the same in hope,

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

***
Revelation 21:3,4

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

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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 253:28


    (Right endeavor possible)
    The belief in sin and death is destroyed by the law of God, which is the law of Life instead of death, of harmony instead of discord, of Spirit instead of the flesh.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 251:1-2,15

    (Error self-destroyed)
    Error is not real, hence it is not more imperative as it hastens towards self-destruction.
    (Mortal mind's disappearance)
    We must learn how mankind govern the body, - whether through faith in hygiene, in drugs, or in willpower. We should learn whether they govern the body through a belief in the necessity of sickness and death, sin and pardon, or govern it from the higher understanding that the divine Mind makes perfect, acts upon the so-called human mind through truth, leads the human mind to relinquish all error, to find the divine Mind to be the only Mind, and the healer of sin, disease, death. This process of higher spiritual understanding improves mankind until error disappears, and nothing is left which deserves to perish or to be punished.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 340:23

  (- MORTAL MIND - Death)


    (-Platform summation-) One infinite God, good, unifies men and nations; constitutes the brotherhood of man; ends wars; fulfils the Scripture, "Love thy neighbor as thyself;" annihilates pagan and Christian idolatry, - whatever is wrong in social, civil, criminal, political, and religious codes; equalizes the sexes; annuls the curse on man, and leaves nothing that can sin, suffer, be punished or destroyed.

Subheadings in this lesson

18 1 - Asking amiss
18 1 - Remission of penalty
18 1 - Counsel for defence
18 1 - Final purpose
18 1 - Righteous retribution
18 1 - Embryonic sinful thoughts
18 1 - Future purification
18 2 - Copartnership impossible
18 2 - Two infinite creators absurd
18 2 - Anthropomorphism
18 2 - Radical changes
18 3 - Corporeal penalties
18 3 - Right never punishable
18 3 - Christian history
18 4 - Truth annihilates error
18 4 - Expose sin without believing in it
18 4 - The traitor's conspiracy
18 4 - Mercy without partiality
18 5 - Mental crimes
18 5 - Evil let loose
18 5 - Murder brings its curse
18 5 - Justice and recompense
18 6 - Right endeavor possible
18 6 - Error self-destroyed
18 6 - Mortal mind's disappearance
18 6 - -Platform summation-


October 29,1905

Subject: 19

ADAM AND FALLEN MAN.

o3oo



-- Golden Text --

Romans 5:17

    17 For if by one man's offence
death reigned by one; much more they
which receive abundance of grace and
of the gift of righteousness shall
reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)


Responsive Reading


Genesis 5:1-3

    1 This is the book of the
generations of Adam. In the day that
God created man, in the likeness of
God made he him;

    2 Male and female created he them;
and blessed them, and called their
name Adam, in the day when they were
created.

    3 #And Adam lived an hundred and
thirty years, and begat a son in his
own likeness, after his image; and
called his name Seth:
Genesis 6:1-3,5,8-11,13,18,19,22

    1 And it came to pass, when men
began to multiply on the face of the
earth, and daughters were born unto
them,

    2 That the sons of God saw the
daughters of men that they were fair;
and they took them wives of all which
they chose.

    3 And the Lord said, My spirit
shall not always strive with man, for
that he also is flesh: yet his days
shall be an hundred and twenty years.


    5 #And God saw that the wickedness
of man was great in the earth, and
that every imagination of the
thoughts of his heart was only evil
continually.

    8 But Noah found grace in the eyes
of the Lord.

    9 #These are the generations of
Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect
in his generations, and Noah walked
with God.

    10 And Noah begat three sons, Shem,
Ham, and Japheth.

    11 The earth also was corrupt
before God, and the earth was filled
with violence.

    13 And God said unto Noah, The end
of all flesh is come before me; for
the earth is filled with violence
through them; and, behold, I will
destroy them with the earth.

    18 But with thee will I establish
my covenant; and thou shalt come into
the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy
wife, and thy sons' wives with thee.

    19 And of every living thing of all
flesh, two of every sort shalt thou
bring into the ark, to keep them
alive with thee; they shall be male
and female.

    22 Thus did Noah; according to all
that God commanded him, so did he.


Section 1


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.
Genesis 2:6,7,21-23

    6 But there went up a mist from the
earth, and watered the whole face of
the ground.

    7 And the Lord God formed man of
the dust of the ground, and breathed
into his nostrils the breath of life;
and man became a living soul.

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

    22 And the rib, which the Lord God
had taken from man, made he a woman,
and brought her unto the man.

    23 And Adam said, This is now bone
of my bones, and flesh of my flesh:
she shall be called Woman, because
she was taken out of Man.

***
John 3:31

    31 He that cometh from above is
above all: he that is of the earth is
earthly, and speaketh of the earth:
he that cometh from heaven is above
all.

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 - 529:30

    (Adam)
    Adam, the synonym for error, stands for a belief of material mind. He begins his reign over man somewhat mildly, but he increases in falsehood and his days become shorter. In this development, the immortal, spiritual law of Truth is made manifest as forever opposed to mortal, material sense.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 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 - 531:29

    (Biological inventions)
    The mythologic theory of material life at no point resembles the scientifically Christian record of man as created by Mind in the image and likeness of God and having dominion over all the earth. Did God at first create one man unaided, - that is, Adam, - but afterwards require the union of the two sexes in order to create the rest of the human family? No! God makes and governs all.


Section 2


Genesis 4:8

    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.

***
Psalm 50:1,16,18,20,21

    1 The mighty God, even the Lord,
hath spoken, and called the earth
from the rising of the sun unto the
going down thereof.

    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?

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

    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.

***
John 8:34,44

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


    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.

***
Ephesians 2:1-3

    1 And you hath he quickened, who
were dead in trespasses and sins;

    2 Wherein in time past ye walked
according to the course of this
world, according to the prince of the
power of the air, the spirit that now
worketh in the children of
disobedience:

    3 Among whom also we all had our
conversation in times past in the
lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the
desires of the flesh and of the mind;
and were by nature the children of
wrath, even as others.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 345:21


    (Contradictions not found)
    Anybody, who is able to perceive the incongruity between God's idea and poor humanity, ought to be able to discern the distinction (made by Christian Science) between God's man, made in His image, and the sinning race of Adam.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 292:10


    (Primitive error)
    A sinful, sick, and dying mortal is not the likeness of God, the perfect and eternal.

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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 541:3,16

    Jealous of his brother's gift, Cain seeks Abel's life, instead of making his own gift a higher tribute to the Most High.
    The erroneous belief that life, substance, and intelligence can be material ruptures the life and brotherhood of man at the very outset.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 72:26-28


    (Scientific phenomena)
    A sinning, earthly mortal is not the reality of Life nor the medium through which truth passes to earth.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 542:29


    (Climax of suffering)
    The sinful misconception of Life as something less than God, having no truth to support it, falls back upon itself. This error, after reaching the climax of suffering, yields to Truth and returns to dust; but it is only mortal man and not the real man, who dies. The image of Spirit cannot be effaced, since it is the idea of Truth and changes not, but becomes more beautifully apparent at error's demise.


Section 3


I Corinthians 15:22,45,49

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

    45 And so it is written, The first
man Adam was made a living soul; the
last Adam was made a quickening
spirit.

    49 And as we have borne the image
of the earthy, we shall also bear the
image of the heavenly.

***
Romans 13:14

    14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus
Christ, and make not provision for
the flesh, to fulfil the lusts
thereof.

***
Hebrews 5:5,7-9

    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.

    7 Who in the days of his flesh,
when he had offered up prayers and
supplications with strong crying and
tears unto him that was able to save
him from death, and was heard in that
he feared;

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

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

***
Galatians 5:24,25

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

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

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) - 338:12-13,27

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


    (-29- Adam not ideal man)
    XXIX. The word Adam is from the Hebrew adamah, signifying the red color of the ground, dust, nothingness. Jehovah declared the ground was accursed; and from this ground, or matter, sprang Adam, notwithstanding God had blessed the earth "for man's sake." From this it follows that Adam was not the ideal man for whom the earth was blessed. The ideal man was revealed in due time, and was known as Christ Jesus.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 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.


Section 4


Genesis 3:13-15

    13 And the Lord God said unto the
woman, What is this that thou hast
done? And the woman said, The serpent
beguiled me, and I did eat.

    14 And the Lord God said unto the
serpent, Because thou hast done this,
thou art cursed above all cattle, and
above every beast of the field; upon
thy belly shalt thou go, and dust
shalt thou eat all the days of thy
life:

    15 And I will put enmity between
thee and the woman, and between thy
seed and her seed; it shall bruise
thy head, and thou shalt bruise his
heel.

***
Isaiah 4:2-4

    2 In that day shall the branch of
the Lord be beautiful and glorious,
and the fruit of the earth shall be
excellent and comely for them that
are escaped of Israel.

    3 And it shall come to pass, that
he that is left in Zion, and he that
remaineth in Jerusalem, shall be
called holy, even every one that is
written among the living in
Jerusalem:

    4 When the Lord shall have washed
away the filth of the daughters of
Zion, and shall have purged the blood
of Jerusalem from the midst thereof
by the spirit of judgment, and by the
spirit of burning.

***
Proverbs 31:10

    10 #Who can find a virtuous woman?
for her price is far above rubies.

***
Galatians 4:4,5

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

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

***
Revelation 12:1

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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 533:26


    (False womanhood)
    Truth, cross-questioning man as to his knowledge of error, finds woman the first to confess her fault. She says, "The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat;" as much as to say in meek penitence, "Neither man nor God shall father my fault." She has already learned that corporeal sense is the serpent. Hence she is first to abandon the belief in the material origin of man and to discern spiritual creation. This hereafter enabled woman to be the mother of Jesus and to behold at the sepulchre the risen Saviour, who was soon to manifest the deathless man of God's creating. This enabled woman to be first to interpret the Scriptures in their true sense, which reveals the spiritual origin of man.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 517:10

    (Ideal man and woman) The ideal woman corresponds to Life and to Love. In divine Science, we have not as much authority for considering God masculine, as we have for considering Him feminine, for Love imparts the clearest idea of Deity.

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


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

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 565:13-22


    (The conflict with purity)
    The impersonation of the spiritual idea had a brief history in the earthly life of our Master; but "of his kingdom there shall be no end," for Christ, God's idea, will eventually rule all nations and peoples - imperatively, absolutely, finally - with divine Science. This immaculate idea, represented first by man and, according to the Revelator, last by woman, will baptize with fire; and the fiery baptism will burn up the chaff of error with the fervent heat of Truth and Love, melting and purifying even the gold of human character.


Section 5


Zechariah 13:9

    9 And I will bring the third part
through the fire, and will refine
them as silver is refined, and will
try them as gold is tried: they shall
call on my name, and I will hear
them: I will say, It is my people:
and they shall say, The Lord is my
God.

***
John 12:23,34

    23 #And Jesus answered them,
saying, The hour is come, that the
Son of man should be glorified.

    34 The people answered him, We have
heard out of the law that Christ
abideth for ever: and how sayest
thou, The Son of man must be lifted
up? who is this Son of man?

***
I Peter 3:18-22

    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:

    22 Who is gone into heaven, and is
on the right hand of God; angels and
authorities and powers being made
subject unto him.

vii:1-10 Chapter PREFACE

    To those leaning on the sustaining infinite, to-day is big with blessings. The wakeful shepherd beholds the first faint morning beams, ere cometh the full radiance of a risen day. So shone the pale star to the prophet-shepherds; yet it traversed the night, and came where, in cradled obscurity, lay the Bethlehem babe, the human herald of Christ, Truth, who would make plain to benighted understanding the way of salvation through Christ Jesus, till across a night of error should dawn the morning beams and shine the guiding star of being.

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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 242:1

    (Spiritual baptism)
    Through repentance, spiritual baptism, and regeneration, mortals put off their material beliefs and false individuality. It is only a question of time when "they shall all know Me [God], from the least of them unto the greatest." Denial of the claims of matter is a great step towards the joys of Spirit, towards human freedom and the final triumph over the body.


Section 6


Galatians 3:21,22,26-28

    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.

    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.

***
I Corinthians 1:30

    30 But of him are ye in Christ
Jesus, who of God is made unto us
wisdom, and righteousness, and
sanctification, and redemption:

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 258:1


    (Infinite physique impossible)
    A mortal, corporeal, or finite conception of God cannot embrace the glories of limitless, incorporeal Life and Love. Hence the unsatisfied human craving for something better, higher, holier, than is afforded by a material belief in a physical God and man. The insufficiency of this belief to supply the true idea proves the falsity of material belief.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 218:32-2


    (Sickness akin to sin) When we wake to the truth of being, all disease, pain, weakness, weariness, sorrow, sin, death, will be unknown, and the mortal dream will forever cease.

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 64:30


    (Progressive development)
    Spirit will ultimately claim its own, - all that really is, - and the voices of physical sense will be forever hushed.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 556:10-16


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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 519:14

    (Infinity measureless)
    Mortals can never know the infinite, until they throw off the old man and reach the spiritual image and likeness. What can fathom infinity! How shall we declare Him, till, in the language of the apostle, "we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ"?

Subheadings in this lesson

19 1 - Deflection of being
19 1 - Adam
19 1 - Scriptural allegory
19 1 - Biological inventions
19 2 - Contradictions not found
19 2 - Primitive error
19 2 - Spiritual and material
19 2 - Scientific phenomena
19 2 - Climax of suffering
19 3 - Spirit and flesh
19 3 - -29- Adam not ideal man
19 3 - Scientific offspring
19 4 - False womanhood
19 4 - Ideal man and woman
19 4 - Spiritual conception
19 4 - The conflict with purity
19 5 - Divine study
19 5 - Spiritual baptism
19 6 - Infinite physique impossible
19 6 - Sickness akin to sin
19 6 - Progressive development
19 6 - The Christian's privilege
19 6 - Infinity measureless


November 5,1905

Subject: 20

MORTALS AND IMMORTALS.

3ooo



-- Golden Text --

I Corinthians 15:48

    48 As is the earthy, such are they
also that are earthy: and as is the
heavenly, such are they also that are
heavenly.



Responsive Reading


Proverbs 28:1,4-11,13,14,18,25,26,28

    1 The wicked flee when no man
pursueth: but the righteous are bold
as a lion.

    4 They that forsake the law praise
the wicked: but such as keep the law
contend with them.

    5 Evil men understand not judgment:
but they that seek the Lord
understand all things.

    6 Better is the poor that walketh
in his uprightness, than he that is
perverse in his ways, though he be
rich.

    7 Whoso keepeth the law is a wise
son: but he that is a companion of
riotous men shameth his father.

    8 He that by usury and unjust gain
increaseth his substance, he shall
gather it for him that will pity the
poor.

    9 He that turneth away his ear from
hearing the law, even his prayer
shall be abomination.

    10 Whoso causeth the righteous to
go astray in an evil way, he shall
fall himself into his own pit: but
the upright shall have good things in
possession.

    11 The rich man is wise in his own
conceit; but the poor that hath
understanding searcheth him out.

    13 He that covereth his sins shall
not prosper: but whoso confesseth and
forsaketh them shall have mercy.

    14 Happy is the man that feareth
alway: but he that hardeneth his
heart shall fall into mischief.

    18 Whoso walketh uprightly shall be
saved: but he that is perverse in his
ways shall fall at once.

    25 He that is of a proud heart
stirreth up strife: but he that
putteth his trust in the Lord shall
be made fat.

    26 He that trusteth in his own
heart is a fool: but whoso walketh
wisely, he shall be delivered.

    28 When the wicked rise, men hide
themselves: but when they perish, the
righteous increase.



Section 1


Job 20:4-6,8,27

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

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

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

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


    27 The heaven shall reveal his
iniquity; and the earth shall rise up
against him.

***
Psalm 37:10,11,37

    10 For yet a little while, and the
wicked shall not be; yea, thou shalt
diligently consider his place, and it
shall not be.

    11 But the meek shall inherit the
earth; and shall delight themselves
in the abundance of peace.

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

***
Ephesians 2:10,19

    10 For we are his workmanship,
created in Christ Jesus unto good
works, which God hath before ordained
that we should walk in them.

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

***
Philipians 2:13-15

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

    14 Do all things without murmurings
and disputings:

    15 That ye may be blameless and
harmless, the sons of God, without
rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and
perverse nation, among whom ye shine
as lights in the world;


o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 191:24


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


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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 476:13-17

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

    (Mortals are not immortals)
    Mortals are not fallen children of God. They never had a perfect state of being, which may subsequently be regained. They were, from the beginning of mortal history, "conceived in sin and brought forth in iniquity."


oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 302:19


    (Definition of man)
    The Science of being reveals man as perfect, even as the Father is perfect, because the Soul, or Mind, of the spiritual man is God, the divine Principle of all being, and because this real man is governed by Soul instead of sense, by the law of Spirit, not by the so-called laws of matter.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 304:14

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



Section 2


Ecclesiastes 1:3,14,15

    3 What profit hath a man of all his
labour which he taketh under the sun?


    14 I have seen all the works that
are done under the sun; and, behold,
all is vanity and vexation of spirit.


    15 That which is crooked cannot be
made straight: and that which is
wanting cannot be numbered.
Ecclesiastes 3:21

    21 Who knoweth the spirit of man
that goeth upward, and the spirit of
the beast that goeth downward to the
earth?
Ecclesiastes 9:12

    12 For man also knoweth not his
time: as the fishes that are taken in
an evil net, and as the birds that
are caught in the snare; so are the
sons of men snared in an evil time,
when it falleth suddenly upon them.

***
Job 7:4,11

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

    11 Therefore I will not refrain my
mouth; I will speak in the anguish of
my spirit; I will complain in the
bitterness of my soul.

***
Psalm 39:6

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


1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 70:1-5


    (The infinite one Spirit)
    Mortal existence is an enigma. Every day is a mystery. The testimony of the corporeal senses cannot inform us what is real and what is delusive, but the revelations of Christian Science unlock the treasures of Truth.


o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 187:3


    (Ignorant idolatry)
    As mortals do not comprehend even mortal existence, how ignorant must they be of the all-knowing Mind and of His creations.


o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 124:14


    (Right interpretation)
    The universe, like man, is to be interpreted by Science from its divine Principle, God, and then it can be understood; but when explained on the basis of physical sense and represented as subject to growth, maturity, and decay, the universe, like man, is, and must continue to be, an enigma.


ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 478:30

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


    (Immortal birthright)
    Mortal man is really a self-contradictory phrase, for man is not mortal, "neither indeed can be;" man is immortal. If a child is the offspring of physical sense and not of Soul, the child must have a material, not a spiritual origin. With what truth, then, could the Scriptural rejoicing be uttered by any mother, "I have gotten a man from the Lord"? On the contrary, if aught comes from God, it cannot be mortal and material; it must be immortal and spiritual.


oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 356:4


    (Weakness of material theories) So-called material existence affords no evidence of spiritual existence and immortality. Sin, sickness, and death do not prove man's entity or immortality. Discord can never establish the facts of harmony. Matter is not the vestibule of Spirit.


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


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



Section 3


Isaiah 63:16

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

***
I John 5:11,20

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

    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.

***
Ephesians 4:1,24

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

    24 And that ye put on the new man,
which after God is created in
righteousness and true holiness.
Ephesians 5:8,9

    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;)


2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 63:5


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


oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 301:6-16


    (The divine reflection)
    To himself, mortal and material man seems to be substance, but his sense of substance involves error and therefore is material, temporal.
    On the other hand, the immortal, spiritual man is really substantial, and reflects the eternal substance, or Spirit, which mortals hope for. He reflects the divine, which constitutes the only real and eternal entity. This reflection seems to mortal sense transcendental, because the spiritual man's substantiality transcends mortal vision and is revealed only through divine Science.

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

  (- MORTAL MIND - Idolatry)

    (-22- The real manhood)
    XXII. Immortal man was and is God's image or idea, even the infinite expression of infinite Mind, and immortal man is coexistent and coeternal with that Mind. He has been forever in the eternal Mind, God; but infinite Mind can never be in man, but is reflected by man. The spiritual man's consciousness and individuality are reflections of God. They are the emanations of Him who is Life, Truth, and Love. Immortal man is not and never was material, but always spiritual and eternal.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 294:25

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



Section 4


Joshua 24:15

    15 And if it seem evil unto you to
serve the Lord, choose you this day
whom ye will serve; whether the gods
which your fathers served that were
on the other side of the flood, or
the gods of the Amorites, in whose
land ye dwell: but as for me and my
house, we will serve the Lord.

***
II Corinthians 6:17,18

    17 Wherefore come out from among
them, and be ye separate, saith the
Lord, and touch not the unclean
thing; and I will receive you,

    18 And will be a Father unto you,
and ye shall be my sons and
daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

***
I Timothy 6:20,21

    20 O Timothy, keep that which is
committed to thy trust, avoiding
profane and vain babblings, and
oppositions of science falsely so
called:

    21 Which some professing have erred
concerning the faith. Grace be with
thee. Amen.

***
Romans 12:2

    2 And be not conformed to this
world: but be ye transformed by the
renewing of your mind, that ye may
prove what is that good, and
acceptable, and perfect, will of God.


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.


oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 281:20


    (God and His image)
    When we put off the false sense for the true, and see that sin and mortality have neither Principle nor permanency, we shall learn that sin and mortality are without actual origin or rightful existence. They are native nothingness, out of which error would simulate creation through a man formed from dust.


ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 490:12-14

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


    (Theories helpless)
    The Science of Mind needs to be understood. Until it is understood, mortals are more or less deprived of Truth.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 486:18

(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


    (Death an error)
    Alas for the blindness of belief, which makes harmony conditional upon death and matter, and yet supposes Mind unable to produce harmony! So long as this error of belief remains, mortals will continue mortal in belief and subject to chance and change.


oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 295:11


    (Mortals unlike immortals)
    Mortals are not like immortals, created in God's own image; but infinite Spirit being all, mortal consciousness will at last yield to the scientific fact and disappear, and the real sense of being, perfect and forever intact, will appear.



Section 5


Romans 6:11-13

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

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

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

***
Hebrews 12:1,4,12-15

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

    4 Ye have not yet resisted unto
blood, striving against sin.

    12 Wherefore lift up the hands
which hang down, and the feeble
knees;

    13 And make straight paths for your
feet, lest that which is lame be
turned out of the way; but let it
rather be healed.

    14 Follow peace with all men, and
holiness, without which no man shall
see the Lord:

    15 Looking diligently lest any man
fail of the grace of God; lest any
root of bitterness springing up
trouble you, and thereby many be
defiled;

***
I Corinthians 9:25

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


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


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


oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 426:16-19


    (Our footsteps heavenward)
    When it is learned that disease cannot destroy life, and that mortals are not saved from sin or sickness by death, this understanding will quicken into newness of life.


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 - 325:20

    (Consecration required)
    Paul had a clear sense of the demands of Truth upon mortals physically and spiritually, when he said: "Present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service." But he, who is begotten of the beliefs of the flesh and serves them, can never reach in this world the divine heights of our Lord. The time cometh when the spiritual origin of man, the divine Science which ushered Jesus into human presence, will be understood and demonstrated.



Section 6


II Timothy 1:8-10

    8 Be not thou therefore ashamed of
the testimony of our Lord, nor of me
his prisoner: but be thou partaker of
the afflictions of the gospel
according to the power of God;

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

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

***
II Corinthians 5:17

    17 Therefore if any man be in
Christ, he is a new creature: old
things are passed away; behold, all
things are become new.

***
I Corinthians 15:53

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

***
Colossians 3:4,9-11

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

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

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

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


oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 259:6-11


    (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.


oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 336:25-28

  (- 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.


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 - 428:22


    (The present immortality)
    The great spiritual fact must be brought out that man is, not shall be, perfect and immortal. We must hold forever the consciousness of existence, and sooner or later, through Christ and Christian Science, we must master sin and death. The evidence of man's immortality will become more apparent, as material beliefs are given up and the immortal facts of being are admitted.


o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 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.

Subheadings in this lesson

20 1 - Spiritual freedom
20 1 - Man unfallen
20 1 - Mortals are not immortals
20 1 - Definition of man
20 1 - Man inseparable from Love
20 2 - The infinite one Spirit
20 2 - Ignorant idolatry
20 2 - Right interpretation
20 2 - Immortal birthright
20 2 - Weakness of material theories
20 2 - Mental propagation
20 3 - Spiritual origin
20 3 - The divine reflection
20 3 - -22- The real manhood
20 3 - Mythical pleasure
20 4 - Life all-inclusive
20 4 - God and His image
20 4 - Theories helpless
20 4 - Death an error
20 4 - Mortals unlike immortals
20 5 - Jesus as mediator
20 5 - Our footsteps heavenward
20 5 - Narrow pathway
20 5 - Consecration required
20 6 - God's man discerned
20 6 - -24- God the parent Mind
20 6 - Death outdone
20 6 - The present immortality
20 6 - Light and darkness


November 12,1905

Subject: 21

SOUL AND BODY.

3ooo



-- Golden Text --

Psalm 34:22

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


Responsive Reading


Hebrews 3:15-19

    15 While it is said, To day if ye
will hear his voice, harden not your
hearts, as in the provocation.

    16 For some, when they had heard,
did provoke: howbeit not all that
came out of Egypt by Moses.

    17 But with whom was he grieved
forty years? was it not with them
that had sinned, whose carcases fell
in the wilderness?

    18 And to whom sware he that they
should not enter into his rest, but
to them that believed not?

    19 So we see that they could not
enter in because of unbelief.
Hebrews 4:1-9,16

    1 Let us therefore fear, lest, a
promise being left us of entering
into his rest, any of you should seem
to come short of it.

    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.

    3 For we which have believed do
enter into rest, as he said, As I
have sworn in my wrath, if they shall
enter into my rest: although the
works were finished from the
foundation of the world.

    4 For he spake in a certain place
of the seventh day on this wise, And
God did rest the seventh day from all
his works.

    5 And in this place again, If they
shall enter into my rest.

    6 Seeing therefore it remaineth
that some must enter therein, and
they to whom it was first preached
entered not in because of unbelief:

    7 Again, he limiteth a certain day,
saying in David, To day, after so
long a time; as it is said, To day if
ye will hear his voice, harden not
your hearts.

    8 For if Jesus had given them rest,
then would he not afterward have
spoken of another day.

    9 There remaineth therefore a rest
to the people of God.

    16 Let us therefore come boldly
unto the throne of grace, that we may
obtain mercy, and find grace to help
in time of need.


Section 1


Exodus 2:23,24

    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.

***
Hosea 11:1

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

***
Matthew 2:13-15

    13 And when they were departed,
behold, the angel of the Lord
appeareth to Joseph in a dream,
saying, Arise, and take the young
child and his mother, and flee into
Egypt, and be thou there until I
bring thee word: for Herod will seek
the young child to destroy him.

    14 When he arose, he took the young
child and his mother by night, and
departed into Egypt:

    15 And was there until the death of
Herod: that it might be fulfilled
which was spoken of the Lord by the
prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I
called my son.

***
Romans 8:18,21

    18 For I reckon that the sufferings
of this present time are not worthy
to be compared with the glory which
shall be revealed in us.

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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 226:18-13


    (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.
    (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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 380:32-4


    (Ignorance of our rights)
    Every law of matter or the body, supposed to govern man, is rendered null and void by the law of Life, God. Ignorant of our God-given rights, we submit to unjust decrees, and the bias of education enforces this slavery.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 224:28-31


    (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.


Section 2


Exodus 3:1,7,10

    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.

    7 #And the Lord said, I have surely
seen the affliction of my people
which are in Egypt, and have heard
their cry by reason of their
taskmasters; for I know their
sorrows;

    10 Come now therefore, and I will
send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou
mayest bring forth my people the
children of Israel out of Egypt.

***
Hosea 12:13

    13 And by a prophet the Lord
brought Israel out of Egypt, and by a
prophet was he preserved.

***
Luke 1:46,47

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

    47 And my spirit hath rejoiced in
God my Saviour.

***
John 1:17

    17 For the law was given by Moses,
but grace and truth came by Jesus
Christ.

***
Hebrews 3:5,6

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

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

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 485:19

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


    (Scientific translations) The belief that life can be in matter or soul in body, and that man springs from dust or from an egg, is the result of the mortal error which Christ, or Truth, destroys by fulfilling the spiritual law of being, in which man is perfect, even as the "Father which is in heaven is perfect." If thought yields its dominion to other powers, it cannot outline on the body its own beautiful images, but it effaces them and delineates foreign agents, called disease and sin.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 92:32


    (The age's privilege)
    Do you say the time has not yet come in which to recognize Soul as substantial and able to control the body? Remember Jesus, who nearly nineteen centuries ago demonstrated the power of Spirit and said, "He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also," and who also said, "But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth." "Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation," said Paul.

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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 228:20

    (God-given dominion)
    If we follow the command of our Master, "Take no thought for your life," we shall never depend on bodily conditions, structure, or economy, but we shall be masters of the body, dictate its terms, and form and control it with Truth.


Section 3


Exodus 13:21,22

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

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

***
Isaiah 4:5

    5 And the Lord will create upon
every dwelling place of mount Zion,
and upon her assemblies, a cloud and
smoke by day, and the shining of a
flaming fire by night: for upon all
the glory shall be a defence.

***
John 8:12

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

***
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.

***
Revelation 21:2,23,24

    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.

    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.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 566:1-24


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


When Israel, of the Lord beloved,
Out of the land of bondage came,
Her fathers' God before her moved,
An awful guide, in smoke and flame, -

e may also offer the prayer which concludes the same hymn, -


And oh, when stoops on Judah's path
In shade and storm the frequent night,
Be Thou, longsuffering, slow to wrath,
A burning and a shining light!

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 162:4-5


    (Truth an alterative)
    Christian Science brings to the body the sunlight of Truth, which invigorates and purifies.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 114:23-29

    (Causation mental)
    Christian Science explains all cause and effect as mental, not physical. It lifts the veil of mystery from Soul and body. It shows the scientific relation of man to God, disentangles the interlaced ambiguities of being, and sets free the imprisoned thought. In divine Science, the universe, including man, is spiritual, harmonious, and eternal.


Section 4


Exodus 14:15,16

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

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

***
Isaiah 63:11,12

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

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

***
Matthew 3:13-15

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

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

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

***
I Corinthians 10:1,2,11

    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;

    11 Now all these things happened
unto them for ensamples: and they are
written for our admonition, upon whom
the ends of the world are come.

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

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

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


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

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 56:1-4


    ( - Marriage -)
    When our great Teacher came to him for baptism, John was astounded. Reading his thoughts, Jesus added: "Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness."

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 35:19(only)


    (Spiritual Eucharist)
    Our baptism is a purification from all error.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 241:13,24


    (Spirit transforms)
    The Bible teaches transformation of the body by the renewal of Spirit. Take away the spiritual signification of Scripture, and that compilation can do no more for mortals than can moonbeams to melt a river of ice. The error of the ages is preaching without practice.
    We should strive to reach the Horeb height where God is revealed; ;and the corner-stone of all spiritual building is purity. The baptism of Spirit, washing the body of all the impurities of flesh, signifies that the pure in heart see God and are approaching spiritual Life and its demonstration.


Section 5


Deuteronomy 8:2

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

***
Psalm 95:8-10

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

    9 When your fathers tempted me,
proved me, and saw my work.

    10 Forty years long was I grieved
with this generation, and said, It is
a people that do err in their heart,
and they have not known my ways:

***
Luke 4:1,2(to .),13,14

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

    2 Being forty days tempted of the
devil.

    13 And when the devil had ended all
the temptation, he departed from him
for a season.

    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.

***
James 1:12

    12 Blessed is the man that endureth
temptation: for when he is tried, he
shall receive the crown of life,
which the Lord hath promised to them
that love him.

597:16 Chapter 17: Glossary
(WILDERNESS)

    WILDERNESS. Loneliness; doubt; darkness. Spontaneity of thought and idea; the vestibule in which a material sense of things disappears, and spiritual sense unfolds the great facts of existence.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 564:14-16


    (Malicious barbarity)
    Since Jesus must have been tempted in all points, he, the immaculate, met and conquered sin in every form.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 562:11(begin The)-16

    (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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 22:14-27


    (Wait for reward)
    If your endeavors are beset by fearful odds, and you receive no present reward, go not back to error, nor become a sluggard in the race.
    When the smoke of battle clears away, you will discern the good you have done, and receive according to your deserving. Love is not hasty to deliver us from temptation, for Love means that we shall be tried and purified.
    (Deliverance not vicarious)
    Final deliverance from error, whereby we rejoice in immortality, boundless freedom, and sinless sense, is not reached through paths of flowers nor by pinning one's faith without works to another's vicarious effort.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 240:27-29


    (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.

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.


Section 6


Deuteronomy 1:21

    21 Behold, the Lord thy God hath
set the land before thee: go up and
possess it, as the Lord God of thy
fathers hath said unto thee; fear
not, neither be discouraged.

***
Joshua 1:1,6,7

    1 Now after the death of Moses the
servant of the Lord it came to pass,
that the Lord spake unto Joshua the
son of Nun, Moses' minister, saying,

    6 Be strong and of a good courage:
for unto this people shalt thou divide
for an inheritance the land, which I
sware unto their fathers to give
them.

    7 Only be thou strong and very
courageous, that thou mayest observe
to do according to all the law, which
Moses my servant commanded thee: turn
not from it to the right hand or to
the left, that thou mayest prosper
whithersoever thou goest.

***
Luke 12:22,31,32

    22 #And he said unto his disciples,
Therefore I say unto you, Take no
thought for your life, what ye shall
eat; neither for the body, what ye
shall put on.

    31 #But rather seek ye the kingdom
of God; and all these things shall be
added unto you.

    32 Fear not, little flock; for it
is your Father's good pleasure to
give you the kingdom.

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

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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 208:20


    (Seemingly independent authority)
    Let us learn of the real and eternal, and prepare for the reign of Spirit, the kingdom of heaven, - the reign and rule of universal harmony, which cannot be lost nor remain forever unseen.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 535:10


    (Judgment on error)
    Divine Science deals its chief blow at the supposed material foundations of life and intelligence. It dooms idolatry. A belief in other gods, other creators, and other creations must go down before Christian Science. It unveils the results of sin as shown in sickness and death. When will man pass through the open gate of Christian Science into the heaven of Soul, into the heritage of the first born among men? Truth is indeed "the way."

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 254:10,31


    (Patience and final perfection)
    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.
    (The cross and crown)
    Pilgrim on earth, thy home is heaven; stranger, thou art the guest of God.

Subheadings in this lesson

21 1 - Cramping systems
21 1 - House of bondage
21 1 - Higher law ends bondage
21 1 - Ignorance of our rights
21 1 - Mental emancipation
21 2 - Scientific translations
21 2 - The age's privilege
21 2 - Jesus' disregard of matter
21 2 - God-given dominion
21 3 - Spiritual guidance
21 3 - Truth an alterative
21 3 - Causation mental
21 4 - Spiritual idea revealed
21 4 - - Marriage -
21 4 - Spiritual Eucharist
21 4 - Spirit transforms
21 5 - Malicious barbarity
21 5 - Spiritual idea crowned
21 5 - Wait for reward
21 5 - Deliverance not vicarious
21 5 - Progress demanded
21 5 - Corporeal changes
21 6 - Seemingly independent authority
21 6 - Judgment on error
21 6 - Patience and final perfection
21 6 - The cross and crown


November 19,1905

Subject: 22

ANCIENT AND MODERN NECROMANCY, ALIAS MESMERISM AND HYPNOTISM, DENOUNCED.

ooo3



-- Golden Text --

Isaiah 30:1

    1 Woe to the rebellious children,
saith the Lord, that take counsel,
but not of me; and that cover with a
covering, but not of my spirit, that
they may add sin to sin:


Responsive Reading


Isaiah 10:1-4,10-14,16-18,20

    1 Woe unto them that decree
unrighteous decrees, and that write
grievousness which they have
prescribed.

    2 To turn aside the needy from
judgment, and to take away the right
from the poor of my people, that
widows may be their prey, and that
they may rob the fatherless!

    3 And what will ye do in the day of
visitation, and in the desolation
which shall come from far? to whom
will ye flee for help? and where will
ye leave your glory?

    4 Without me they shall bow down
under the prisoners, and they shall
fall under the slain. For all this
his anger is not turned away, but his
hand is stretched out still.

    10 As my hand hath found the
kingdoms of the idols, and whose
graven images did excel them of
Jerusalem and of Samaria;

    11 Shall I not, as I have done unto
Samaria and her idols, so do to
Jerusalem and her idols?

    12 Wherefore it shall come to pass,
that when the Lord hath performed his
whole work upon mount Zion and on
Jerusalem, I will punish the fruit of
the stout heart of the king of
Assyria, and the glory of his high
looks.

    13 For he saith, By the strength of
my hand I have done it, and by my
wisdom; for I am prudent: and I have
removed the bounds of the people, and
have robbed their treasures, and I
have put down the inhabitants like a
valiant man:

    14 And my hand hath found as a nest
the riches of the people: and as one
gathereth eggs that are left, have I
gathered all the earth; and there was
none that moved the wing, or opened
the mouth, or peeped.

    16 Therefore shall the Lord, the
Lord of hosts, send among his fat
ones leanness; and under his glory he
shall kindle a burning like the
burning of a fire.

    17 And the light of Israel shall be
for a fire, and his Holy One for a
flame: and it shall burn and devour
his thorns and his briers in one day;


    18 And shall consume the glory of
his forest, and of his fruitful
field, both soul and body: and they
shall be as when a standardbearer
fainteth.

    20 #And it shall come to pass in
that day, that the remnant of Israel,
and such as are escaped of the house
of Jacob, shall no more again stay
upon him that smote them; but shall
stay upon the Lord, the Holy One of
Israel, in truth.


Section 1


Deuteronomy 18:9-11

    9 #When thou art come into the land
which the Lord thy God giveth thee,
thou shalt not learn to do after the
abominations of those nations.

    10 There shall not be found among
you any one that maketh his son or
his daughter to pass through the
fire, or that useth divination, or an
observer of times, or an enchanter,
or a witch,

    11 Or a charmer, or a consulter
with familiar spirits, or a wizard,
or a necromancer.

***
II Kings 17:9,16,17

    9 And the children of Israel did
secretly those things that were not
right against the Lord their God, and
they built them high places in all
their cities, from the tower of the
watchmen to the fenced city.

    16 And they left all the
commandments of the Lord their God,
and made them molten images, even two
calves, and made a grove, and
worshipped all the host of heaven,
and served Baal.

    17 And they caused their sons and
their daughters to pass through the
fire, and used divination and
enchantments, and sold themselves to
do evil in the sight of the Lord, to
provoke him to anger.

***
II Peter 2:1,2

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

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

o4oo Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked - 104:13


    (Perfection of divine government)
    Christian Science goes to the bottom of mental action, and reveals the theodicy which indicates the rightness of all divine action, as the emanation of divine Mind, and the consequent wrongness of the opposite so-called action, - evil, occultism, necromancy, mesmerism, animal magnetism, hypnotism.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 322:15-17


    (Saving the inebriate)
    The necromancy of yesterday foreshadowed the mesmerism and hypnotism of to-day.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 82:31-9


    (Impossible intercommunion)
    In a world of sin and sensuality hastening to a greater development of power, it is wise earnestly to consider whether it is the human mind or the divine Mind which is influencing one. What the prophets of Jehovah did, the worshippers of Baal failed to do; yet artifice and delusion claimed that they could equal the work of wisdom.
    Science only can explain the incredible good and evil elements now coming to the surface. Mortals must find refuge in Truth in order to escape the error of these latter days.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 297:12-15


    (Self-improvement)
    Erroneous belief is destroyed by truth. Change the evidence, and that disappears which before seemed real to this false belief, and the human consciousness rises higher.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 570:1


    (Apathy to occultism)
    The march of mind and of honest investigation will bring the hour when the people will chain, with fetters of some sort, the growing occultism of this period. The present apathy as to the tendency of certain active yet unseen mental agencies will finally be shocked into another extreme mortal mood, - into human indignation; for one extreme follows another.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 95:19-22


    (Christ's reappearance)
    We welcome the increase of knowledge and the end of error, because even human invention must have its day, and we want that day to be succeeded by Christian Science, by divine reality.


Section 2


Psalm 14:4

    4 Have all the workers of iniquity
no knowledge? who eat up my people as
they eat bread, and call not upon the
Lord.

***
Jeremiah 13:23,24

    23 Can the Ethiopian change his
skin, or the leopard his spots? then
may ye also do good, that are
accustomed to do evil.

    24 Therefore will I scatter them as
the stubble that passeth away by the
wind of the wilderness.

***
Acts 16:16-18

    16 #And it came to pass, as we went
to prayer, a certain damsel possessed
with a spirit of divination met us,
which brought her masters much gain
by soothsaying:

    17 The same followed Paul and us,
and cried, saying, These men are the
servants of the most high God, which
shew unto us the way of salvation.

    18 And this did she many days. But
Paul, being grieved, turned and said
to the spirit, I command thee in the
name of Jesus Christ to come out of
her. And he came out the same hour.

***
II Corinthians 11:13-15

    13 For such are false apostles,
deceitful workers, transforming
themselves into the apostles of
Christ.

    14 And no marvel; for Satan himself
is transformed into an angel of
light.

    15 Therefore it is no great thing
if his ministers also be transformed
as the ministers of righteousness;
whose end shall be according to their
works.

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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 234:31-3


    (Cleansing the mind)
    Evil thoughts and aims reach no farther and do no more harm than one's belief permits. Evil thoughts, lusts, and malicious purposes cannot go forth, like wandering pollen, from one human mind to another, finding unsuspected lodgment, if virtue and truth build a strong defence.

o4oo Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked - 105:22


    (Evil let loose)
    Whoever uses his developed mental powers like an escaped felon to commit fresh atrocities as opportunity occurs is never safe. God will arrest him. Divine justice will manacle him. His sins will be millstones about his neck, weighing him down to the depths of ignominy and death. The aggravation of error foretells its doom, and confirms the ancient axiom: "Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad."

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 564:3


    (Animal tendency)
    As of old, evil still charges the spiritual idea with error's own nature and methods. This malicious animal instinct, of which the dragon is the type, incites mortals to kill morally and physically even their fellow-mortals, and worse still, to charge the innocent with the crime. This last infirmity of sin will sink its perpetrator into a night without a star.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 563:15-18

    (The sting of the serpent)
    The Revelator lifts the veil from this embodiment of all evil, and beholds its awful character; but he also sees the nothingness of evil and the allness of God.


Section 3


Acts 8:5-7,9-13,18-22

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

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

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

    9 But there was a certain man,
called Simon, which beforetime in the
same city used sorcery, and bewitched
the people of Samaria, giving out
that himself was some great one:

    10 To whom they all gave heed, from
the least to the greatest, saying,
This man is the great power of God.

    11 And to him they had regard,
because that of long time he had
bewitched them with sorceries.

    12 But when they believed Philip
preaching the things concerning the
kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus
Christ, they were baptized, both men
and women.

    13 Then Simon himself believed
also: and when he was baptized, he
continued with Philip, and wondered,
beholding the miracles and signs
which were done.

    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.

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.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 453:29-1


    (Metaphysical treatment) A Christian Scientist's medicine is Mind, the divine Truth that makes man free. A Christian Scientist never recommends material hygiene, never manipulates. He does not trespass on the rights of mind nor can he practise animal magnetism or hypnotism.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 181:9


    (Manipulation unscientific)
    When you manipulate patients, you trust in electricity and magnetism more than in Truth; and for that reason, you employ matter rather than Mind. You weaken or destroy your power when you resort to any except spiritual means.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 183:26

    (Belief and understanding)
    Truth casts out all evils and materialistic methods with the actual spiritual law, - the law which gives sight to the blind, hearing to the deaf, voice to the dumb, feet to the lame. If Christian Science dishonors human belief, it honors spiritual understanding; and the one Mind only is entitled to honor.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 367:24


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


Section 4


Luke 12:37,45-47

    37 Blessed are those servants, whom
the lord when he cometh shall find
watching: verily I say unto you, that
he shall gird himself, and make them
to sit down to meat, and will come
forth and serve them.

    45 But and if that servant say in
his heart, My lord delayeth his
coming; and shall begin to beat the
menservants and maidens, and to eat
and drink, and to be drunken;

    46 The lord of that servant will
come in a day when he looketh not for
him, and at an hour when he is not
aware, and will cut him in sunder,
and will appoint him his portion with
the unbelievers.

    47 And that servant, which knew his
lord's will, and prepared not
himself, neither did according to his
will, shall be beaten with many
stripes.

***
II Timothy 2:24-26

    24 And the servant of the Lord must
not strive; but be gentle unto all
men, apt to teach, patient,

    25 In meekness instructing those
that oppose themselves; if God
peradventure will give them
repentance to the acknowledging of
the truth;

    26 And that they may recover
themselves out of the snare of the
devil, who are taken captive by him
at his will.

***
Ephesians 5:17

    17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but
understanding what the will of the
Lord is.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 446:27-30


    (Iniquity overcome)
    The exercise of will brings on a hypnotic state, detrimental to health and integrity of thought. This must therefore be watched and guarded against.

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.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 181:31


    (Not words but deeds)
    Any hypnotic power you may exercise will diminish your ability to become a Scientist, and vice versa. The act of healing the sick through divine Mind alone, of casting out error with Truth, shows your position as a Christian Scientist.

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


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

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 99:14


    (Key to the kingdom) Christian Science teaches only that which is spiritual and divine, and not human. Christian Science is unerring and Divine; the human sense of things errs because it is human.


Section 5


Psalm 107:17

    17 Fools because of their
transgression, and because of their
iniquities, are afflicted.

***
Isaiah 3:5,8

    5 And the people shall be
oppressed, every one by another, and
every one by his neighbour: the child
shall behave himself proudly against
the ancient, and the base against the
honourable.

    8 For Jerusalem is ruined, and
Judah is fallen: because their tongue
and their doings are against the
Lord, to provoke the eyes of his
glory.

***
II Thessalonians 2:3,9,10

    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;

    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.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 445:24


    (Divine energy)
    The human will which maketh and worketh a lie, hiding the divine Principle of harmony, is destructive to health, and is the cause of disease rather than its cure.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 490:3

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


    (Will-power an animal propensity)
    Will-power is but a product of belief, and this belief commits depredations on harmony. Human will is an animal propensity, not a faculty of Soul. Hence it cannot govern man aright. Christian Science reveals Truth and Love as the motive-powers of man. Will-blind, stubborn, and headlong - cooperates with appetite and passion. From this cooperation arises its evil. From this also comes its powerlessness, since all power belongs to God, good.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 451:31-3


    (Indispensable defence)
    Show your student that mental malpractice tends to blast moral sense, health, and the human life. Instruct him how to bar the door of his thought against this seeming power, - a task not difficult, when one understands that evil has in reality no power.

o4oo Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked - 102:30-2


    (Mental despotism)
    Mankind must learn that evil is not power. Its so-called despotism is but a phase of nothingness. Christian Science despoils the kingdom of evil, and pre-eminently promotes affection and virtue in families and therefore in the community.

o4oo Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked - 103:6

    (Liberation of mental powers)
    The destruction of the claims of mortal mind through Science, by which man can escape from sin and mortality, blesses the whole human family. As in the beginning, however, this liberation does not scientifically show itself in a knowledge of both good and evil, for the latter is unreal.


Section 6


Daniel 8:23-25

    23 And in the latter time of their
kingdom, when the transgressors are
come to the full, a king of fierce
countenance, and understanding dark
sentences, shall stand up.

    24 And his power shall be mighty,
but not by his own power: and he
shall destroy wonderfully, and shall
prosper, and practise, and shall
destroy the mighty and the holy
people.

    25 And through his policy also he
shall cause craft to prosper in his
hand; and he shall magnify himself in
his heart, and by peace shall destroy
many: he shall also stand up against
the Prince of princes; but he shall
be broken without hand.

***
Matthew 12:22,24,25,28

    22 #Then was brought unto him one
possessed with a devil, blind, and
dumb: and he healed him, insomuch
that the blind and dumb both spake
and saw.

    24 But when the Pharisees heard it,
they said, This fellow doth not cast
out devils, but by Beelzebub the
prince of the devils.

    25 And Jesus knew their thoughts,
and said unto them, Every kingdom
divided against itself is brought to
desolation; and every city or house
divided against itself shall not
stand:

    28 But if I cast out devils by the
Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God
is come unto you.

***
Revelation 11:15-17

    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.

    16 And the four and twenty elders,
which sat before God on their seats,
fell upon their faces, and worshipped
God,

    17 Saying, We give thee thanks, O
Lord God Almighty, which art, and
wast, and art to come; because thou
hast taken to thee thy great power,
and hast reigned.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 442:16-22


    (Christ the great physician)
    Neither animal magnetism nor hypnotism enters into the practice of Christian Science, in which truth cannot be reversed, but the reverse of error is true. An improved belief cannot retrograde. When Christ changes a belief of sin or of sickness into a better belief, then belief melts into spiritual understanding, and sin, disease, and death disappear.

o4oo Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked - 102:1


    (Mere negation)
    Animal magnetism has no scientific foundation, for God governs all that is real, harmonious, and eternal, and His power is neither animal nor human. Its basis being a belief and this belief animal, in Science animal magnetism, mesmerism, or hypnotism is a mere negation, possessing neither intelligence, power, nor reality, and in sense it is an unreal concept of the so-called mortal mind.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 421:30


    (No perversion of Mind-science)
    The perversion of Mind-science is like asserting that the products of eight multiplied by five, and of seven by ten, are both forty, and that their combined sum is fifty, and then calling the process mathematics. Wiser than his persecutors, Jesus said: "If I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out?"

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 316:24


    (Deadness in sin)
    The spiritual idea of God, as presented by Jesus, was scourged in person, and its Principle was rejected. That man was accounted a criminal who could prove God's divine power by healing the sick, casting out evils, spiritualizing materialistic beliefs, and raising the dead, - those dead in trespasses and sins, satisfied with the flesh, resting on the basis of matter, blind to the possibilities of Spirit and its correlative truth.

o4oo Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked - 104:3


    (Thought-transference)
    When Christian Science and animal magnetism are both comprehended, as they will be at no distant date, it will be seen why the author of this book has been so unjustly persecuted and belied by wolves in sheep's clothing.

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.

Subheadings in this lesson

22 1 - Perfection of divine government
22 1 - Saving the inebriate
22 1 - Impossible intercommunion
22 1 - Self-improvement
22 1 - Apathy to occultism
22 1 - Christ's reappearance
22 2 - Animal magnetism error
22 2 - Cleansing the mind
22 2 - Evil let loose
22 2 - Animal tendency
22 2 - The sting of the serpent
22 3 - Personal conclusions
22 3 - Metaphysical treatment
22 3 - Manipulation unscientific
22 3 - Belief and understanding
22 3 - The salt of the earth
22 4 - Iniquity overcome
22 4 - The evil of mesmerism
22 4 - Not words but deeds
22 4 - The holy struggle
22 4 - Key to the kingdom
22 5 - Divine energy
22 5 - Will-power an animal propensity
22 5 - Indispensable defence
22 5 - Mental despotism
22 5 - Liberation of mental powers
22 6 - Christ the great physician
22 6 - Mere negation
22 6 - No perversion of Mind-science
22 6 - Deadness in sin
22 6 - Thought-transference
22 6 - Animal magnetism destroyed


November 26,1905

Subject: 23

GOD THE ONLY CAUSE AND CREATOR.

oo3o



-- Golden Text --

Revelation 22:13

    13 I am Alpha and Omega, the
beginning and the end, the first and
the last.


Responsive Reading


Revelation 4:1-11

    1 After this I looked, and,
behold, a door was opened in heaven:
and the first voice which I heard was
as it were of a trumpet talking with
me; which said, Come up hither, and I
will shew thee things which must be
hereafter.

    2 And immediately I was in the
spirit: and, behold, a throne was set
in heaven, and one sat on the throne.


    3 And he that sat was to look upon
like a jasper and a sardine stone: and
there was a rainbow round about the
throne, in sight like unto an
emerald.

    4 And round about the throne were
four and twenty seats: and upon the
seats I saw four and twenty elders
sitting, clothed in white raiment;
and they had on their heads crowns of
gold.

    5 And out of the throne proceeded
lightnings and thunderings and
voices: and there were seven lamps of
fire burning before the throne, which
are the seven Spirits of God.

    6 And before the throne there was a
sea of glass like unto crystal: and
in the midst of the throne, and round
about the throne, were four beasts
full of eyes before and behind.

    7 And the first beast was like a
lion, and the second beast like a
calf, and the third beast had a face
as a man, and the fourth beast was
like a flying eagle.

    8 And the four beasts had each of
them six wings about him; and they
were full of eyes within: and they
rest not day and night, saying, Holy,
holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which
was, and is, and is to come.

    9 And when those beasts give glory
and honour and thanks to him that sat
on the throne, who liveth for ever
and ever,

    10 The four and twenty elders fall
down before him that sat on the
throne, and worship him that liveth
for ever and ever, and cast their
crowns before the throne, saying,

    11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to
receive glory and honour and power:
for thou hast created all things, and
for thy pleasure they are and were
created.


Section 1


John 1:1

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

***
Genesis 1:3,4

    3 And God said, Let there be light:
and there was light.

    4 And God saw the light, that it
was good: and God divided the light
from the darkness.

***
Psalm 104:1,2

    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:

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 262:28(only),30


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

584:1-8 Chapter 17: Glossary
(DAY)

    DAY. The irradiance of Life; light, the spiritual idea of Truth and Love.
    "And the evening and the morning were the first day." (Genesis i. 5.) The objects of time and sense disappear in the illumination of spiritual understanding, and Mind measures time according to the good that is unfolded. This unfolding is God's day, and "there shall be no night there."

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 502:22-5


    (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. The creative Principle - Life, Truth, and Love - is God. The universe reflects God. There is but one creator and one creation. This creation consists of the unfolding of spiritual ideas and their identities, which are embraced in the infinite Mind and forever reflected. These ideas range from the infinitesimal to infinity, and the highest ideas are the sons and daughters of God.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 503:20,28

    (Mind's idea faultless)
    Immortal and divine Mind presents the idea of God: first, in light; second, in reflection; third, in spiritual and immortal forms of beauty and goodness. But this Mind creates no element nor symbol of discord and decay. God creates neither erring thought, mortal life, mutable truth, nor variable love.
    God, Spirit, dwelling in infinite light and harmony from which emanates the true idea, is never reflected by aught but the good.


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 19:1-3

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

    2 Day unto day uttereth speech, and
night unto night sheweth knowledge.

    3 There is no speech nor language,
where their voice is not heard.

***
Isaiah 48:12,13

    12 #Hearken unto me, O Jacob and
Israel, my called; I am he; I am the
first, I also am the last.

    13 Mine hand also hath laid the
foundation of the earth, and my right
hand hath spanned the heavens: when I
call unto them, they stand up
together.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 505:7,20-28


    (Spiritual firmament)
    Spiritual understanding, by which human conception, material sense, is separated from Truth, is the firmament. The divine Mind, not matter, creates all identities, and they are forms of Mind, the ideas of Spirit apparent only as Mind, never as mindless matter nor the so-called material senses.
    (Understanding imparted)
    Spiritual sense is the discernment of spiritual good. Understanding is the line of demarcation between the real and unreal. Spiritual understanding unfolds Mind, - Life, Truth, and Love, - and demonstrates the divine sense, giving the spiritual proof of the universe in Christian Science.
    (Original reflected)
    This understanding is not intellectual, is not the result of scholarly attainments; it is the reality of all things brought to light.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 506:10

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

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 479:21(begin In)

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


    (Chaos and darkness) In the vast forever, in the Science and truth of being, the only facts are Spirit and its innumerable creations. Darkness and chaos are the imaginary opposites of light, understanding, and eternal harmony, and they are the elements of nothingness.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 461:11


    (Proof by induction) Only by the illumination of the spiritual sense, can the light of understanding be thrown upon this Science, because Science reverses the evidence before the material senses and furnishes the eternal interpretation of God and man.


Section 3


Genesis 1:9-11,13

    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.

    11 And God said, Let the earth
bring forth grass, the herb yielding
seed, and the fruit tree yielding
fruit after his kind, whose seed is
in itself, upon the earth: and it was
so.

    13 And the evening and the morning
were the third day.

***
Hebrews 6:7,8

    7 For the earth which drinketh in
the rain that cometh oft upon it, and
bringeth forth herbs meet for them by
whom it is dressed, receiveth
blessing from God:

    8 But that which beareth thorns and
briers is rejected, and is nigh unto
cursing; whose end is to be burned.

***
Luke 13:14,31,32

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

    31 #The same day there came certain
of the Pharisees, saying unto him,
Get thee out, and depart hence: for
Herod will kill thee.

    32 And he said unto them, Go ye,
and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out
devils, and I do cures to day and to
morrow, and the third day I shall be
perfected.

***
Matthew 16:21

    21 #From that time forth began
Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how
that he must go unto Jerusalem, and
suffer many things of the elders and
chief priests and scribes, and be
killed, and be raised again the third
day.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 508:13-14,17


    (Mind's pure thought)
    God determines the gender of His own ideas. Gender is mental, not material.
    Gender means simply kind or sort, and does not necessarily refer either to masculinity or femininity. The word is not confined to sexuality, and grammars always recognize a neuter gender, neither male nor female. The Mind or intelligence of production names the female gender last in the ascending order of creation. The intelligent individual idea, be it male or female, rising from the lesser to the greater, unfolds the infinitude of Love.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 507:3

    (Spirit names and blesses)
    Spirit duly feeds and clothes every object, as it appears in the line of spiritual creation, thus tenderly expressing the fatherhood and motherhood of God. Spirit names and blesses all. Without natures particularly defined, objects and subjects would be obscure, and creation would be full of nameless offspring, - wanderers from the parent Mind, strangers in a tangled wilderness.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 116:4


    (Spiritual universe)
    In the third degree mortal mind disappears, and man as God's image appears. Science so reverses the evidence before the corporeal human senses, as to make this Scriptural testimony true in our hearts, "The last shall be first, and the first last," so that God and His idea may be to us what divinity really is and must of necessity be, - all-inclusive.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 41:14-18


    (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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 55:6

    (Injustice to the Saviour)
    Perhaps the early Christian era did Jesus no more injustice than the later centuries have bestowed upon the healing Christ and spiritual idea of being. Now that the gospel of healing is again preached by the wayside, does not the pulpit sometimes scorn it? But that curative mission, which presents the Saviour in a clearer light than mere words can possibly do, cannot be left out of Christianity, although it is again ruled out of the synagogue.


Section 4


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.

***
I John 1:5-7

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

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

    7 But if we walk in the light, as
he is in the light, we have
fellowship one with another, and the
blood of Jesus Christ his Son
cleanseth us from all sin.

***
John 8:12

    12 #Then spake Jesus again unto
them, saying, I am the light of the
world: he that followeth me shall not
walk in darkness, but shall have the
light of life.
John 9:4,5

    4 I must work the works of him that
sent me, while it is day: the night
cometh, when no man can work.

    5 As long as I am in the world, I
am the light of the world.

***
Revelation 12:1

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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 509:13-14,17


    (Rarefaction of thought)
    Spirit creates no other than heavenly or celestial bodies, but the stellar universe is no more celestial than our earth.
    The light of spiritual understanding gives gleams of the infinite only, even as nebulae indicate the immensity of space.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 510:9

    (Spiritual ideas apprehended)
    Truth and Love enlighten the understanding, in whose "light shall we see light;" and this illumination is reflected spiritually by all who walk in the light and turn away from a false material sense.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 174:9


    (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. Whoever opens the way in Christian Science is a pilgrim and stranger, marking out the path for generations yet unborn.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 95:22


    (Christ's reappearance)
    Midnight foretells the dawn. Led by a solitary star amid the darkness, the Magi of old foretold the Messiahship of Truth. Is the wise man of to-day believed, when he beholds the light which heralds Christ's eternal dawn and describes its effulgence?

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 561:8,25-29


    (Espousals supernal)
    The Revelator beheld the spiritual idea from the mount of vision. Purity was the symbol of Life and Love. The Revelator saw also the spiritual ideal as a woman clothed in light, a bride coming down from heaven, wedded to the Lamb of Love. To John, "the bride" and "the Lamb" represented the correlation of divine Principle and spiritual idea, God and His Christ, bringing harmony to earth.
    (Spiritual sunlight)
    The Revelator symbolizes Spirit by the sun. The spiritual idea is clad with the radiance of spiritual Truth, and matter is put under her feet. The light portrayed is really neither solar nor lunar, but spiritual Life, which is "the light of men."


Section 5


Genesis 1:25

    25 And God made the beast of the
earth after his kind, and cattle
after their kind, and every thing
that creepeth upon the earth after
his kind: and God saw that it was
good.

***
Psalm 50:10,11

    10 For every beast of the forest is
mine, and the cattle upon a thousand
hills.

    11 I know all the fowls of the
mountains: and the wild beasts of the
field are mine.
Psalm 104:24,25

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


    25 So is this great and wide sea,
wherein are things creeping
innumerable, both small and great
beasts.

***
Isaiah 40:28,31

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

    31 But they that wait upon the Lord
shall renew their strength; they
shall mount up with wings as eagles;
they shall run, and not be weary; and
they shall walk, and not faint.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 511:23


    (Soaring aspirations)
    To mortal mind, the universe is liquid, solid, and aeriform. Spiritually interpreted, rocks and mountains stand for solid and grand ideas. Animals and mortals metaphorically present the gradation of mortal thought, rising in the scale of intelligence, taking form in masculine, feminine, or neuter gender. The fowls, which fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven, correspond to aspirations soaring beyond and above corporeality to the understanding of the incorporeal and divine Principle, Love.

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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 557:10-16

    (The curse removed)
    Christian Science reveals harmony as proportionately increasing as the line of creation rises towards spiritual man, - towards enlarged understanding and intelligence; but in the line of the corporeal senses, the less a mortal knows of sin, disease, and mortality, the better for him, - the less pain and sorrow are his.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 262:9


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


Section 6


Genesis 1:26,28

    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.

    28 And God blessed them, and God
said unto them, Be fruitful, and
multiply, and replenish the earth,
and subdue it: and have dominion over
the fish of the sea, and over the
fowl of the air, and over every
living thing that moveth upon the
earth.

***
Psalm 8:3,4,6

    3 When I consider thy heavens, the
work of thy fingers, the moon and the
stars, which thou hast ordained;

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

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

***
I Corinthians 15:27,28

    27 For he hath put all things under
his feet. But when he saith, all
things are put under him, it is
manifest that he is excepted, which
did put all things under him.

    28 And when all things shall be
subdued unto him, then shall the Son
also himself be subject unto him that
put all things under him, that God
may be all in all.

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


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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 516:21

    (Love imparts beauty)
    Man and woman as coexistent and eternal with God forever reflect, in glorified quality, the infinite Father-Mother God.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 258:13-16


    (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.

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 - 521:4

    (Spiritual narrative)
    Here the inspired record closes its narrative of being that is without beginning or end. All that is made is the work of God, and all is good. We leave this brief, glorious history of spiritual creation (as stated in the first chapter of Genesis) in the hands of God, not of man, in the keeping of Spirit, not matter, - joyfully acknowledging now and forever God's supremacy, omnipotence, and omnipresence.

Subheadings in this lesson

23 1 - Mind the only cause
23 1 - Ideas and identities
23 1 - Mind's idea faultless
23 2 - Spiritual firmament
23 2 - Understanding imparted
23 2 - Original reflected
23 2 - Exalted thought
23 2 - Chaos and darkness
23 2 - Proof by induction
23 3 - Mind's pure thought
23 3 - Spirit names and blesses
23 3 - Spiritual universe
23 3 - Healing early lost
23 3 - Injustice to the Saviour
23 4 - Rarefaction of thought
23 4 - Spiritual ideas apprehended
23 4 - Rise of thought
23 4 - Christ's reappearance
23 4 - Espousals supernal
23 4 - Spiritual sunlight
23 5 - Soaring aspirations
23 5 - Seraphic symbols
23 5 - The curse removed
23 5 - Forgetfulness of self
23 6 - Elohistic plurality
23 6 - Love imparts beauty
23 6 - Infinity's reflection
23 6 - Birthright of man
23 6 - Spiritual narrative


December 3,1905

Subject: 24

GOD THE PRESERVER OF MAN.

oo3o



-- Golden Text --

Isaiah 54:10

    10 For the mountains shall depart,
and the hills be removed; but my
kindness shall not depart from thee,
neither shall the covenant of my
peace be removed, saith the Lord that
hath mercy on thee.


Responsive Reading


Jeremiah 31:1,2,6-9,29-37

    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.

    2 Thus saith the Lord, The people
which were left of the sword found
grace in the wilderness; even Israel,
when I went to cause him to rest.

    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.

    8 Behold, I will bring them from
the north country, and gather them
from the coasts of the earth, and
with them the blind and the lame, the
woman with child and her that
travaileth with child together: a
great company shall return thither.

    9 They shall come with weeping, and
with supplications will I lead them:
I will cause them to walk by the
rivers of waters in a straight way,
wherein they shall not stumble: for I
am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is
my firstborn.

    29 In those days they shall say no
more, The fathers have eaten a sour
grape, and the children's teeth are
set on edge.

    30 But every one shall die for his
own iniquity: every man that eateth
the sour grape, his teeth shall be
set on edge.

    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:

    32 Not according to the covenant
that I made with their fathers in the
day that I took them by the hand to
bring them out of the land of Egypt;
which my covenant they brake,
although I was an husband unto them,
saith the Lord:

    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.

    35 #Thus saith the Lord, which
giveth the sun for a light by day,
and the ordinances of the moon and of
the stars for a light by night, which
divideth the sea when the waves
thereof roar; The Lord of hosts is
his name:

    36 If those ordinances depart from
before me, saith the Lord, then the
seed of Israel also shall cease from
being a nation before me for ever.

    37 Thus saith the Lord; If heaven
above can be measured, and the
foundations of the earth searched out
beneath, I will also cast off all the
seed of Israel for all that they have
done, saith the Lord.


Section 1


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.

***
Job 33:14,18-20,23-26

    14 For God speaketh once, yea
twice, yet man perceiveth it not.

    18 He keepeth back his soul from
the pit, and his life from perishing
by the sword.

    19 He is chastened also with pain
upon his bed, and the multitude of
his bones with strong pain:

    20 So that his life abhorreth
bread, and his soul dainty meat.

    23 If there be a messenger with
him, an interpreter, one among a
thousand, to shew unto man his
uprightness:

    24 Then he is gracious unto him,
and saith, Deliver him from going
down to the pit: I have found a
ransom.

    25 His flesh shall be fresher than
a child's: he shall return to the days
of his youth:

    26 He shall pray unto God, and he
will be favourable unto him: and he
shall see his face with joy: for he
will render unto man his
righteousness.

***
Acts 10:36,38

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


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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 243:4-13


    (Ancient and modern miracles)
    The divine Love, which made harmless the poisonous viper, which delivered men from the boiling oil, from the fiery furnace, from the jaws of the lion, can heal the sick in every age and triumph over sin and death. It crowned the demonstrations of Jesus with unsurpassed power and love. But the same "Mind . . . which was also in Christ Jesus" must always accompany the letter of Science in order to confirm and repeat the ancient demonstrations of prophets and apostles.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 342:21


    (Argument of good works)
    Christian Science awakens the sinner, reclaims the infidel, and raises from the couch of pain the helpless invalid. It speaks to the dumb the words of Truth, and they answer with rejoicing. It causes the deaf to hear, the lame to walk, and the blind to see. Who would be the first to disown the Christliness of good works, when our Master says, "By their fruits ye shall know them"?

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 391:7,29-32


    (Righteous rebellion)
    Instead of blind and calm submission to the incipient or advanced stages of disease, rise in rebellion against them. Banish the belief that you can possibly entertain a single intruding pain which cannot be ruled out by the might of Mind, and in this way you can prevent the development of pain in the body. No law of God hinders this result. It is error to suffer for aught but your own sins. Christ, or Truth, will destroy all other supposed suffering, and real suffering for your own sins will cease in proportion as the sin ceases.
    (Sin to be overcome)
    Mentally contradict every complaint from the body, and rise to the true consciousness of Life as Love, - as all that is pure, and bearing the fruits of Spirit.

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.


Section 2


Isaiah 63:7,9

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

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

***
Jeremiah 31:12,25

    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.

    25 For I have satiated the weary
soul, and I have replenished every
sorrowful soul.

***
Zephaniah 3:17-19

    17 The Lord thy God in the midst of
thee is mighty; he will save, he will
rejoice over thee with joy; he will
rest in his love, he will joy over
thee with singing.

    18 I will gather them that are
sorrowful for the solemn assembly,
who are of thee, to whom the reproach
of it was a burden.

    19 Behold, at that time I will undo
all that afflict thee: and I will
save her that halteth, and gather her
that was driven out; and I will get
them praise and fame in every land
where they have been put to shame.

***
John 16:6,7,22

    6 But because I have said these
things unto you, sorrow hath filled
your heart.

    7 Nevertheless I tell you the
truth; It is expedient for you that I
go away: for if I go not away, the
Comforter will not come unto you; but
if I depart, I will send him unto
you.

    22 And ye now therefore have
sorrow: but I will see you again, and
your heart shall rejoice, and your
joy no man taketh from you.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 552:22-24


    (Persistence of species)
    From a material source flows no remedy for sorrow, sin, and death, for the redeeming power, from the ills they occasion, is not in egg nor in dust.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 536:24

    (True attainment)
    Mortal mind accepts the erroneous, material conception of life and joy, but the true idea is gained from the immortal side. Through toil, struggle, and sorrow, what do mortals attain? They give up their belief in perishable life and happiness; the mortal and material return to dust, and the immortal is reached.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 304:9


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

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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 365:31


    (Truth desecrated)
    The poor suffering heart needs its rightful nutriment, such as peace, patience in tribulation, and a priceless sense of the dear Father's loving-kindness.


Section 3


II Peter 1:2-4

    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.

***
Romans 8:19,21

    19 For the earnest expectation of
the creature waiteth for the
manifestation of the sons of God.

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

***
Galatians 1:3,4

    3 Grace be to you and peace from
God the Father, and from our Lord
Jesus Christ,

    4 Who gave himself for our sins,
that he might deliver us from this
present evil world, according to the
will of God and our Father:

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 407:6-8,17


    (Universal panacea)
    Man's enslavement to the most relentless masters - passion, selfishness, envy, hatred, and revenge - is conquered only by a mighty struggle.
    Let the slave of wrong desire learn the lessons of Christian Science, and he will get the better of that desire, and ascend a degree in the scale of health, happiness, and existence.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 406:11-16

    (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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 253:25


    (Right endeavor possible)
    Do not believe in any supposed necessity for sin, disease, or death, knowing (as you ought to know) that God never requires obedience to a so-called material law, for no such law exists. The belief in sin and death is destroyed by the law of God, which is the law of Life instead of death, of harmony instead of discord, of Spirit instead of the flesh.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 339:1

  (- MORTAL MIND - Sin)


    (-30- Divine pardon)
    XXX. The destruction of sin is the divine method of pardon. Divine Life destroys death, Truth destroys error, and Love destroys hate. Being destroyed, sin needs no other form of forgiveness. Does not God's pardon, destroying any one sin, prophesy and involve the final destruction of all sin?


Section 4


Jeremiah 15:19,21

    19 #Therefore thus saith the Lord,
If thou return, then will I bring thee
again, and thou shalt stand before
me: and if thou take forth the
precious from the vile, thou shalt be
as my mouth: let them return unto
thee; but return not thou unto them.

    21 And I will deliver thee out of
the hand of the wicked, and I will
redeem thee out of the hand of the
terrible.

***
Isaiah 49:24,25

    24 #Shall the prey be taken from
the mighty, or the lawful captive
delivered?

    25 But thus saith the Lord, Even
the captives of the mighty shall be
taken away, and the prey of the
terrible shall be delivered: for I
will contend with him that contendeth
with thee, and I will save thy
children.

***
Psalm 44:24,25

    24 Wherefore hidest thou thy face,
and forgettest our affliction and our
oppression?

    25 For our soul is bowed down to
the dust: our belly cleaveth unto the
earth.

***
Luke 1:68,72-75

    68 Blessed be the Lord God of
Israel; for he hath visited and
redeemed his people,

    72 To perform the mercy promised to
our fathers, and to remember his holy
covenant;

    73 The oath which he sware to our
father Abraham,

    74 That he would grant unto us,
that we being delivered out of the
hand of our enemies might serve him
without fear,

    75 In holiness and righteousness
before him, all the days of our life.

Luke 10:19

    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.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 568:1-5


    (Warfare with error) Innocence and Truth overcome guilt and error. Ever since the foundation of the world, ever since error would establish material belief, evil has tried to slay the Lamb; but Science is able to destroy this lie, called evil.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 116:11


    (Aim of Science)
    A correct view of Christian Science and of its adaptation to healing includes vastly more than is at first seen. Works on metaphysics leave the grand point untouched. They never crown the power of Mind as the Messiah, nor do they carry the day against physical enemies, - even to the extinction of all belief in matter, evil, disease, and death, - nor insist upon the fact that God is all, therefore that matter is nothing beyond an image in mortal mind.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 401:1


    (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. If so-called mind is cherishing evil passions and malicious purposes, it is not a healer, but it engenders disease and death.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 234:9-12


    (Hospitality to health and good)
    We should become more familiar with good than with evil, and guard against false beliefs as watchfully as we bar our doors against the approach of thieves and murderers.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 266:13


    (Uses of adversity) Friends will betray and enemies will slander, until the lesson is sufficient to exalt you; for "man's extremity is God's opportunity." The author has experienced the foregoing prophecy and its blessings. Thus He teaches mortals to lay down their fleshliness and gain spirituality. This is done through self-abnegation. Universal Love is the divine way in Christian Science.


Section 5


Leviticus 26:3-5

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

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

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

***
Psalm 67:5,6

    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.

***
Ezekiel 34:26,27

    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.

    27 And the tree of the field shall
yield her fruit, and the earth shall
yield her increase, and they shall be
safe in their land, and shall know
that I am the Lord, when I have
broken the bands of their yoke, and
delivered them out of the hand of
those that served themselves of them.

***
I Thessalonians 4:1,12

    1 Furthermore then we beseech you,
brethren, and exhort you by the Lord
Jesus, that as ye have received of us
how ye ought to walk and to please
God, so ye would abound more and
more.

    12 That ye may walk honestly toward
them that are without, and that ye
may have lack of nothing.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 15:25-30


    (Trustworthy beneficence)
    Christians rejoice in secret beauty and bounty, hidden from the world, but known to God. Self-forgetfulness, purity, and affection are constant prayers. Practice not profession, understanding not belief, gain the ear and right hand of omnipotence and they assuredly call down infinite blessings.

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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 247:19(begin Being)


    (The divine loveliness) Being possesses its qualities before they are perceived humanly. Beauty is a thing of life, which dwells forever in the eternal Mind and reflects the charms of His goodness in expression, form, outline, and color. It is Love which paints the petal with myriad hues, glances in the warm sunbeam, arches the cloud with the bow of beauty, blazons the night with starry gems, and covers earth with loveliness.

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 6


Psalm 68:19,20

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

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

***
Proverbs 10:2

    2 Treasures of wickedness profit
nothing: but righteousness delivereth
from death.

***
Acts 2:22-24

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

    23 Him, being delivered by the
determinate counsel and foreknowledge
of God, ye have taken, and by wicked
hands have crucified and slain:

    24 Whom God hath raised up, having
loosed the pains of death: because it
was not possible that he should be
holden of it.

***
Colossians 3:4

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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 250:30


    (Mortal existence a dream)
    Science reveals Life as not being at the mercy of death, nor will Science admit that happiness is ever the sport of circumstance.

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


    (Jesus in the tomb)
    The lonely precincts of the tomb gave Jesus a refuge from his foes, a place in which to solve the great problem of being. His three days' work in the sepulchre set the seal of eternity on time. He proved Life to be deathless and Love to be the master of hate.

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.

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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 429:31-9

    (Life all-inclusive)
    Jesus said (John viii. 51), "If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death." That statement is not confined to spiritual life, but includes all the phenomena of existence. Jesus demonstrated this, healing the dying and raising the dead. Mortal mind must part with error, must put off itself with its deeds, and immortal manhood, the Christ ideal, will appear. Faith should enlarge its borders and strengthen its base by resting upon Spirit instead of matter. When man gives up his belief in death, he will advance more rapidly towards God, Life, and Love.

Subheadings in this lesson

24 1 - Ancient and modern miracles
24 1 - Argument of good works
24 1 - Righteous rebellion
24 1 - Sin to be overcome
24 1 - Nearness of Deity
24 2 - Persistence of species
24 2 - True attainment
24 2 - Man inseparable from Love
24 2 - Spirit intangible
24 2 - Truth desecrated
24 3 - Universal panacea
24 3 - Sickness will abate
24 3 - Right endeavor possible
24 3 - -30- Divine pardon
24 4 - Warfare with error
24 4 - Aim of Science
24 4 - Mortal mind not a healer
24 4 - Hospitality to health and good
24 4 - Uses of adversity
24 5 - Trustworthy beneficence
24 5 - Christ the great physician
24 5 - The divine loveliness
24 5 - Assistance in brotherhood
24 6 - Mortal existence a dream
24 6 - Jesus in the tomb
24 6 - The stone rolled away
24 6 - Christian standard
24 6 - Life all-inclusive


December 10,1905

Subject: 25

IS THE UNIVERSE, INCLUDING MAN, EVOLVED BY ATOMIC FORCE?

o3oo



-- Golden Text --

Psalm 105:4,5

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

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


Responsive Reading


Habakkuk 3:2-4,6,8,10,11,13,17-19

    2 O Lord, I have heard thy speech,
and was afraid: O Lord, revive thy
work in the midst of the years, in
the midst of the years make known; in
wrath remember mercy.

    3 God came from Teman, and the Holy
One from mount Paran. His
glory covered the heavens, and the
earth was full of his praise.

    4 And his brightness was as the
light; he had horns coming out of his
hand: and there was the hiding of his
power.

    6 He stood, and measured the earth:
he beheld, and drove asunder the
nations; and the everlasting
mountains were scattered, the
perpetual hills did bow: his ways are
everlasting.

    8 Was the Lord displeased against
the rivers? was thine anger against
the rivers? was thy wrath against the
sea, that thou didst ride upon thine
horses and thy chariots of salvation?


    10 The mountains saw thee, and they
trembled: the overflowing of the
water passed by: the deep uttered his
voice, and lifted up his hands on
high.

    11 The sun and moon stood still in
their habitation: at the light of
thine arrows they went, and at the
shining of thy glittering spear.

    13 Thou wentest forth for the
salvation of thy people, even for
salvation with thine anointed; thou
woundedst the head out of the house
of the wicked, by discovering the
foundation unto the neck.

    17 #Although the fig tree shall not
blossom, neither shall fruit be in
the vines; the labour of the olive
shall fail, and the fields shall
yield no meat; the flock shall be cut
off from the fold, and there shall be
no herd in the stalls:

    18 Yet I will rejoice in the Lord,
I will joy in the God of my salvation.


    19 The Lord God is my strength, and
he will make my feet like hinds'
feet, and he will make me to walk
upon mine high places. To the chief
singer on my stringed instruments.


Section 1


John 1:1,3

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

    3 All things were made by him; and
without him was not any thing made
that was made.

***
Psalm 89:8,9,11,13

    8 O Lord God of hosts, who is a
strong Lord like unto thee? or to thy
faithfulness round about thee?

    9 Thou rulest the raging of the
sea: when the waves thereof arise,
thou stillest them.

    11 The heavens are thine, the earth
also is thine: as for the world and
the fulness thereof, thou hast
founded them.

    13 Thou hast a mighty arm: strong
is thy hand, and high is thy right
hand.
Psalm 90:1,2

    1 Lord, thou hast been our
dwelling place in all generations.

    2 Before the mountains were brought
forth, or ever thou hadst formed the
earth and the world, even from
everlasting to everlasting, thou art
God.

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 69:2-5


    (God's creation intact)
    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.

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


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

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

  (- MORTAL MIND - Idolatry)

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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 518:24-6


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



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

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 135:9


    (Lawful wonders) Spiritual evolution alone is worthy of the exercise of divine power.


Section 2


Job 14:1

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

***
Mark 7:14,21-23

    14 #And when he had called all the
people unto him, he said unto them,
Hearken unto me every one of you, and
understand:

    21 For from within, out of the
heart of men, proceed evil thoughts,
adulteries, fornications, murders,

    22 Thefts, covetousness,
wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness,
an evil eye, blasphemy, pride,
foolishness:

    23 All these evil things come from
within, and defile the man.

***
John 3:5,6,31

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

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

    31 He that cometh from above is
above all: he that is of the earth is
earthly, and speaketh of the earth:
he that cometh from heaven is above
all.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 303:10-24


    (Mental propagation)
    Whatever reflects Mind, Life, Truth, and Love, is spiritually conceived and brought forth; but the statement that man is conceived and evolved both spiritually and materially, or by both God and man, contradicts this eternal truth. All the vanity of the ages can never make both these contraries true. Divine Science lays the axe at the root of the illusion that life, or mind, is formed by or is in the material body, and Science will eventually destroy this illusion through the self-destruction of all error and the beatified understanding of the Science of Life.
    (Error defined)
    The belief that pain and pleasure, life and death, holiness and unholiness, mingle in man, - that mortal, material man is the likeness of God and is himself a creator, - is a fatal error.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 189:15-21


    (Ascending the scale)
    We call the body material; but it is as truly mortal mind, according to its degree, as is the material brain which is supposed to furnish the evidence of all mortal thought or things. The human mortal mind, by an inevitable perversion, makes all things start from the lowest instead of from the highest mortal thought.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 523:3-7,11


    (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. In error everything comes from beneath, not from above. All is material myth, instead of the reflection of Spirit.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 545:11-17

    (Mental tillage)
    The notion of a material universe is utterly opposed to the theory of man as evolved from Mind. Such fundamental errors send falsity into all human doctrines and conclusions, and do not accord infinity to Deity. Error tills the whole ground in this material theory, which is entirely a false view, destructive to existence and happiness.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 551:12

    (The ascent of species)
    Evolution describes the gradations of human belief, but it does not acknowledge the method of divine Mind, nor see that material methods are impossible in divine Science and that all Science is of God, not of man.


Section 3


Isaiah 51:4,12,13

    4 #Hearken unto me, my people; and
give ear unto me, O my nation: for a
law shall proceed from me, and I will
make my judgment to rest for a light
of the people.

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

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

***
Jeremiah 31:33

    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.

***
Mark 3:1,3-5

    1 And he entered again into the
synagogue; and there was a man there
which had a withered hand.

    3 And he saith unto the man which
had the withered hand, Stand forth.

    4 And he saith unto them, Is it
lawful to do good on the sabbath
days, or to do evil? to save life, or
to kill? But they held their peace.

    5 And when he had looked round
about on them with anger, being
grieved for the hardness of their
hearts, he saith unto the man,
Stretch forth thine hand. And he
stretched it out: and his hand was
restored whole as the other.

***
James 2:12

    12 So speak ye, and so do, as they
that shall be judged by the law of
liberty.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 182:32


    (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. To suppose that God constitutes laws of inharmony is a mistake; discords have no support from nature or divine law, however much is said to the contrary.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 183:19-21,26-29

    (Laws of nature spiritual) Laws of nature are laws of Spirit; but mortals commonly recognize as law that which hides the power of Spirit.
    (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.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 134:31-32


    (Basis of miracles)
    A miracle fulfils God's law, but does not violate that law.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 118:13-16,26

    (The divine and human contrasted)
    In their spiritual significance, Science, Theology, and Medicine are means of divine thought, which include spiritual laws emanating from the invisible and infinite power and grace.
    (Certain contradictions)
    The definitions of material law, as given by natural science, represent a kingdom necessarily divided against itself, because these definitions portray law as physical, not spiritual. Therefore they contradict the divine decrees and violate the law of Love, in which nature and God are one and the natural order of heaven comes down to earth.


Section 4


Exodus 34:27-29

    27 And the Lord said unto Moses,
Write thou these words: for after the
tenor of these words I have made a
covenant with thee and with Israel.

    28 And he was there with the Lord
forty days and forty nights; he did
neither eat bread, nor drink water.
And he wrote upon the tables the
words of the covenant, the ten
commandments.

    29 #And it came to pass, when Moses
came down from mount Sinai with the
two tables of testimony in Moses'
hand, when he came down from the
mount, that Moses wist not that the
skin of his face shone while he
talked with him.

***
Deuteronomy 8:2,3

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

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

***
John 6:26,27,33

    26 Jesus answered them and said,
Verily, verily, I say unto you, Ye
seek me, not because ye saw the
miracles, but because ye did eat of
the loaves, and were filled.

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

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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 531:25-29


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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 556:1

    (The origin of divinity)
    That which is real, is sustained by Spirit.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 461:1-4


    (Proof by induction)
    I do not maintain that anyone can exist in the flesh without food and raiment; but I do believe that the real man is immortal and that he lives in Spirit, not matter.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 388:12-16,22-24


    (Sustenance spiritual)
    Admit the common hypothesis that food is the nutriment of life, and there follows the necessity for another admission in the opposite direction, - that food has power to destroy Life, God, through a deficiency or an excess, a quality or a quantity.
    (God sustains man)
    The fact is, food does not affect the absolute Life of man, and this becomes self-evident, when we learn that God is our Life.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 416:24

    (Evil thought depletes)
    The sick know nothing of the mental process by which they are depleted, and next to nothing of the metaphysical method by which they can be healed. If they ask about their disease, tell them only what is best for them to know. Assure them that they think too much about their ailments, and have already heard too much on that subject. Turn their thoughts away from their bodies to higher objects. Teach them that their being is sustained by Spirit, not by matter, and that they find health, peace, and harmony in God, divine Love.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 427:9

    (Life not contingent on matter)
    The belief that existence is contingent on matter must be met and mastered by Science, before Life can be understood and harmony obtained.


Section 5


John 1:29,30,32,34

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

    30 This is he of whom I said, After
me cometh a man which is preferred
before me: for he was before me.

    32 And John bare record, saying, I
saw the Spirit descending from heaven
like a dove, and it abode upon him.

    34 And I saw, and bare record that
this is the Son of God.

***
Matthew 8:14-17

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

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

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

    17 That it might be fulfilled which
was spoken by Esaias the prophet,
saying, Himself took our infirmities,
and bare our sicknesses.

***
Romans 8:28,29

    28 And we know that all things work
together for good to them that love
God, to them who are the called
according to his purpose.

    29 For whom he did foreknow, he
also did predestinate to be conformed
to the image of his Son, that he
might be the firstborn among many
brethren.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 315:21


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 316:3,20

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

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.


Section 6


Isaiah 32:13-18

    13 Upon the land of my people shall
come up thorns and briers; yea, upon
all the houses of joy in the joyous
city:

    14 Because the palaces shall be
forsaken; the multitude of the city
shall be left; the forts and towers
shall be for dens for ever, a joy of
wild asses, a pasture of flocks;

    15 Until the spirit be poured upon
us from on high, and the wilderness be
a fruitful field, and the fruitful
field be counted for a forest.

    16 Then judgment shall dwell in the
wilderness, and righteousness remain
in the fruitful field.

    17 And the work of righteousness
shall be peace; and the effect of
righteousness quietness and assurance
for ever.

    18 And my people shall dwell in a
peaceable habitation, and in sure
dwellings, and in quiet resting
places;
Isaiah 11:6-9

    6 The wolf also shall dwell with
the lamb, and the leopard shall lie
down with the kid; and the calf and
the young lion and the fatling
together; and a little child shall
lead them.

    7 And the cow and the bear shall
feed; their young ones shall lie down
together: and the lion shall eat
straw like the ox.

    8 And the sucking child shall play
on the hole of the asp, and the weaned
child shall put his hand on the
cockatrice' den.

    9 They shall not hurt nor destroy
in all my holy mountain: for the
earth shall be full of the knowledge
of the Lord, as the waters cover the
sea.

***
Romans 8:14,16

    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:

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 547:25


    (True theory of the universe)
    The true theory of the universe, including man, is not in material history but in spiritual development. Inspired thought relinquishes a material, sensual, and mortal theory of the universe, and adopts the spiritual and immortal.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 544:7

    (Material inception)
    Birth, decay, and death arise from the material sense of things, not from the spiritual, for in the latter Life consisteth not of the things which a man eateth. Matter cannot change the eternal fact that man exists because God exists. Nothing is new to the infinite Mind.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 550:10

    (Deep-reaching interrogations)
    Of what avail is it to investigate what is miscalled material life, which ends, even as it begins, in nameless nothingness? The true sense of being and its eternal perfection should appear now, even as it will hereafter.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 517:18

    (Divine personality)
    God has countless ideas, and they all have one Principle and parentage. The only proper symbol of God as person is Mind's infinite ideal. What is this ideal? Who shall behold it? This ideal is God's own image, spiritual and infinite. Even eternity can never reveal the whole of God, since there is no limit to infinitude or to its reflections.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 557:18-27

    (The curse removed)
    Divine Science rolls back the clouds of error with the light of Truth, and lifts the curtain on man as never born and as never dying, but as coexistent with his creator.
    Popular theology takes up the history of man as if he began materially right, but immediately fell into mental sin; whereas revealed religion proclaims the Science of Mind and its formations as being in accordance with the first chapter of the Old Testament, when God, Mind, spake and it was done.

Subheadings in this lesson

25 1 - God's creation intact
25 1 - Mortals unlike immortals
25 1 - -18- The only substance
25 1 - Perfection of creation
25 1 - Lawful wonders
25 2 - Mental propagation
25 2 - Error defined
25 2 - Ascending the scale
25 2 - Mist, or false claim
25 2 - Mental tillage
25 2 - The ascent of species
25 3 - No material law
25 3 - Laws of nature spiritual
25 3 - Belief and understanding
25 3 - Basis of miracles
25 3 - The divine and human contrasted
25 3 - Certain contradictions
25 4 - Biological inventions
25 4 - The origin of divinity
25 4 - Proof by induction
25 4 - Sustenance spiritual
25 4 - God sustains man
25 4 - Evil thought depletes
25 4 - Life not contingent on matter
25 5 - Immaculate conception
25 5 - Jesus as mediator
25 5 - Spiritual government
25 5 - Sonship of Jesus
25 6 - True theory of the universe
25 6 - Material inception
25 6 - Deep-reaching interrogations
25 6 - Divine personality
25 6 - The curse removed


December 17,1905

Subject: 26

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE.

3ooo



-- Golden Text --

Zechariah 8:3

    3 Thus saith the Lord; I am
returned unto Zion, and will dwell in
the midst of Jerusalem: and Jerusalem
shall be called a city of truth; and
the mountain of the Lord of hosts the
holy mountain.


Responsive Reading


Ezekiel 40:1,2

    1 In the five and twentieth year
of our captivity, in the beginning of
the year, in the tenth day of the
month, in the fourteenth year after
that the city was smitten, in the
selfsame day the hand of the Lord was
upon me, and brought me thither.

    2 In the visions of God brought he
me into the land of Israel, and set me
upon a very high mountain, by which
was as the frame of a city on the
south.
Ezekiel 47:1-9,12

    1 Afterward he brought me again
unto the door of the house; and,
behold, waters issued out from under
the threshold of the house eastward:
for the forefront of the house stood
toward the east, and the waters came
down from under from the right side
of the house, at the south side of
the altar.

    2 Then brought he me out of the way
of the gate northward, and led me
about the way without unto the utter
gate by the way that looketh
eastward; and, behold, there ran out
waters on the right side.

    3 And when the man that had the
line in his hand went forth eastward,
he measured a thousand cubits, and he
brought me through the waters; the
waters were to the ancles.

    4 Again he measured a thousand, and
brought me through the waters; the
waters were to the knees. Again he
measured a thousand, and brought me
through; the waters were to the
loins.

    5 Afterward he measured a thousand;
and it was a river that I could not
pass over: for the waters were risen,
waters to swim in, a river that could
not be passed over.

    6 #And he said unto me, Son of man,
hast thou seen this? Then he brought
me, and caused me to return to the
brink of the river.

    7 Now when I had returned, behold,
at the bank of the river were very
many trees on the one side and on the
other.

    8 Then said he unto me, These
waters issue out toward the east
country, and go down into the desert,
and go into the sea: which being
brought forth into the sea, the
waters shall be healed.

    9 And it shall come to pass, that
every thing that liveth, which
moveth, whithersoever the rivers
shall come, shall live: and there
shall be a very great multitude of
fish, because these waters shall come
thither: for they shall be healed;
and every thing shall live whither
the river cometh.

    12 And by the river upon the bank
thereof, on this side and on that
side, shall grow all trees for meat,
whose leaf shall not fade, neither
shall the fruit thereof be consumed:
it shall bring forth new fruit
according to his months, because
their waters they issued out of the
sanctuary: and the fruit thereof
shall be for meat, and the leaf
thereof for medicine.


Section 1


Micah 4:1

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

***
Malachi 3:1,3,5

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

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

    5 And I will come near to you to
judgment; and I will be a swift
witness against the sorcerers, and
against the adulterers, and against
false swearers, and against those
that oppress the hireling in his
wages, the widow, and the fatherless,
and that turn aside the stranger from
his right, and fear not me, saith the
Lord of hosts.
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.

***
Revelation 10:1,2,9

    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,

    9 And I went unto the angel, and
said unto him, Give me the little
book. And he said unto me, Take it,
and eat it up; and it shall make thy
belly bitter, but it shall be in thy
mouth sweet as honey.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 558:9


    (The new Evangel)
    This angel or message which comes from God, clothed with a cloud, prefigures divine Science. To mortal sense Science seems at first obscure, abstract, and dark; but a bright promise crowns its brow. When understood, it is Truth's prism and praise. When you look it fairly in the face, you can heal by its means, and it has for you a light above the sun, for God "is the light thereof." Its feet are pillars of fire, foundations of Truth and Love. It brings the baptism of the Holy Ghost, whose flames of Truth were prophetically described by John the Baptist as consuming error.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 150:4


    (The main purpose)
    To-day the healing power of Truth is widely demonstrated as an immanent, eternal Science, instead of a phenomenal exhibition. Its appearing is the coming anew of the gospel of "on earth peace, good-will toward men." This coming, as was promised by the Master, is for its establishment as a permanent dispensation among men; but the mission of Christian Science now, as in the time of its earlier demonstration, is not primarily one of physical healing. Now, as then, signs and wonders are wrought in the metaphysical healing of physical disease; but these signs are only to demonstrate its divine origin, - to attest the reality of the higher mission of the Christ-power to take away the sins of the world.

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


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


Section 2


Deuteronomy 29:29

    29 The secret things belong unto
the Lord our God: but those things
which are revealed belong unto us and
to our children for ever, that we may
do all the words of this law.

***
Psalm 25:14

    14 The secret of the Lord is with
them that fear him; and he will shew
them his covenant.

***
John 3:19-21

    19 And this is the condemnation,
that light is come into the world,
and men loved darkness rather than
light, because their deeds were evil.


    20 For every one that doeth evil
hateth the light, neither cometh to
the light, lest his deeds should be
reproved.

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

***
II Thessalonians 2:3,4,7,8

    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:

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 114:23-27


    (Causation mental)
    Christian Science explains all cause and effect as mental, not physical. It lifts the veil of mystery from Soul and body. It shows the scientific relation of man to God, disentangles the interlaced ambiguities of being, and sets free the imprisoned thought.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 145:20

    (Mystery of godliness)
    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.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 83:6


    (Impossible intercommunion)
    Science only can explain the incredible good and evil elements now coming to the surface. Mortals must find refuge in Truth in order to escape the error of these latter days. Nothing is more antagonistic to Christian Science than a blind belief without understanding, for such a belief hides Truth and builds on error.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - x:11-13,25-30

    The author has not compromised conscience to suit the general drift of thought, but has bluntly and honestly given the text of Truth.
    The unbiased Christian thought is soonest touched by Truth, and convinced of it. Only those quarrel with her method who do not understand her meaning, or discerning the truth, come not to the light lest their works be reproved.

o4oo Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked - 102:18-23


    (Hidden agents) The looms of crime, hidden in the dark recesses of mortal thought, are every hour weaving webs more complicated and subtle. So secret are the present methods of animal magnetism that they ensnare the age into indolence, and produce the very apathy on the subject which the criminal desires.

o4oo Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked - 103:6-9

    (Liberation of mental powers)
    The destruction of the claims of mortal mind through Science, by which man can escape from sin and mortality, blesses the whole human family.


Section 3


Psalm 15:1,2

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

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

***
Matthew 5:17-20

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

    18 For verily I say unto you, Till
heaven and earth pass, one jot or one
tittle shall in no wise pass from the
law, till all be fulfilled.

    19 Whosoever therefore shall break
one of these least commandments, and
shall teach men so, he shall be
called the least in the kingdom of
heaven: but whosoever shall do and
teach them, the same shall be called
great in the kingdom of heaven.

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

***
II Corinthians 4:1,2

    1 Therefore seeing we have this
ministry, as we have received mercy,
we faint not;

    2 But have renounced the hidden
things of dishonesty, not walking in
craftiness, nor handling the word of
God deceitfully; but by manifestation
of the truth commending ourselves to
every man's conscience in the sight
of God.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 274:23-25


    (Impossible partnership)
    Divine Science is absolute, and permits no half-way position in learning its Principle and rule - establishing it by demonstration.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 342:16-18


    (Christianity scientific)
    If Christianity is not scientific, and Science is not of God, then there is no invariable law, and truth becomes an accident.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 456:16


    (No dishonest concessions)
    Any dishonesty in your theory and practice betrays a gross ignorance of the method of the Christ-cure. Science makes no concessions to persons or opinions. One must abide in the morale of truth or he cannot demonstrate the divine Principle. So long as matter is the basis of practice, illness cannot be efficaciously treated by the metaphysical process. Truth does the work, and you must both understand and abide by the divine Principle of your demonstration.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 141:3


    (More than profession required)
    More than profession is requisite for Christian demonstration. Few understand or adhere to Jesus' divine precepts for living and healing. Why? Because his precepts require the disciple to cut off the right hand and pluck out the right eye, - that is, to set aside even the most cherished beliefs and practices, to leave all for Christ.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 329:21-26


    (Error destroyed, not pardoned)
    There is no hypocrisy in Science. Principle is imperative. You cannot mock it by human will. Science is a divine demand, not a human. Always right, its divine Principle never repents, but maintains the claim of Truth by quenching error. The pardon of divine mercy is the destruction of error.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 392:5


    (Sin to be overcome)
    Fear, which is an element of all disease, must be cast out to readjust the balance for God. Casting out evil and fear enables truth to outweigh error. The only course is to take antagonistic grounds against all that is opposed to the health, holiness, and harmony of man, God's image.


Section 4


Isaiah 57:19

    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.
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.

***
John 10:9,10

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

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

***
Acts 3:1,2,4,6-8

    1 Now Peter and John went up
together into the temple at the hour
of prayer, being the ninth hour.

    2 And a certain man lame from his
mother's womb was carried, whom they
laid daily at the gate of the temple
which is called Beautiful, to ask
alms of them that entered into the
temple;

    4 And Peter, fastening his eyes
upon him with John, said, Look on us.


    6 Then Peter said, Silver and gold
have I none; but such as I have give I
thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of
Nazareth rise up and walk.

    7 And he took him by the right
hand, and lifted him up: and
immediately his feet and ancle bones
received strength.

    8 And he leaping up stood, and
walked, and entered with them into
the temple, walking, and leaping, and
praising God.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 186:5-7


    (False stimulus)
    Christian Science destroys material beliefs through the understanding of Spirit, and the thoroughness of this work determines health.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 162:4


    (Truth an alterative)
    Christian Science brings to the body the sunlight of Truth, which invigorates and purifies. Christian Science acts as an alterative, neutralizing error with Truth. It changes the secretions, expels humors, dissolves tumors, relaxes rigid muscles, restores carious bones to soundness. The effect of this Science is to stir the human mind to a change of base, on which it may yield to the harmony of the divine Mind.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 343:10


    (Personal experience)
    The sick, the halt, and the blind look up to Christian Science with blessings, and Truth will not be forever hidden by unjust parody from the quickened sense of the people.

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


    (Injustice to the Saviour)
    Truth's immortal idea is sweeping down the centuries, gathering beneath its wings the sick and sinning. My weary hope tries to realize that happy day, when man shall recognize the Science of Christ and love his neighbor as himself, - when he shall realize God's omnipotence and the healing power of the divine Love in what it has done and is doing for mankind. The promises will be fulfilled. The time for the reappearing of the divine healing is throughout all time; and whosoever layeth his earthly all on the altar of divine Science, drinketh of Christ's cup now, and is endued with the spirit and power of Christian healing.


Section 5


Jeremiah 3:20,21

    20 #Surely as a wife treacherously
departeth from her husband, so have ye
dealt treacherously with me, O house
of Israel, saith the Lord.

    21 A voice was heard upon the high
places, weeping and supplications of
the children of Israel: for they have
perverted their way, and they have
forgotten the Lord their God.

***
Micah 3:8-12

    8 #But truly I am full of power by
the spirit of the Lord, and of
judgment, and of might, to declare
unto Jacob his transgression, and to
Israel his sin.

    9 Hear this, I pray you, ye heads
of the house of Jacob, and princes of
the house of Israel, that abhor
judgment, and pervert all equity.

    10 They build up Zion with blood,
and Jerusalem with iniquity.

    11 The heads thereof judge for
reward, and the priests thereof teach
for hire, and the prophets thereof
divine for money: yet will they lean
upon the Lord, and say, Is not the
Lord among us? none evil can come
upon us.

    12 Therefore shall Zion for your
sake be plowed as a field, and
Jerusalem shall become heaps, and the
mountain of the house as the high
places of the forest.

***
Galatians 5:1,13

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

    13 For, brethren, ye have been
called unto liberty; only use not
liberty for an occasion to the flesh,
but by love serve one another.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 464:25


    (The right motive and its reward) Adulterating Christian Science, makes it void. Falsity has no foundation. "The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep." Neither dishonesty nor ignorance ever founded, nor can they overthrow a scientific system of ethics.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 421:30


    (No perversion of Mind-science)
    The perversion of Mind-science is like asserting that the products of eight multiplied by five, and of seven by ten, are both forty, and that their combined sum is fifty, and then calling the process mathematics. Wiser than his persecutors, Jesus said: "If I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out?"

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 542:3-9


    (Murder brings its curse)
    Material beliefs would slay the spiritual idea whenever and wherever it appears. Though error hides behind a lie and excuses guilt, error cannot forever be concealed. Truth, through her eternal laws, unveils error. Truth causes sin to betray itself, and sets upon error the mark of the beast.

o4oo Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked - 105:22-27,30


    (Evil let loose)
    Whoever uses his developed mental powers like an escaped felon to commit fresh atrocities as opportunity occurs is never safe. God will arrest him. Divine justice will manacle him. His sins will be millstones about his neck, weighing him down to the depths of ignominy and death.
    (mental power)
    The distance from ordinary medical practice to Christian Science is full many a league in the line of light; but to go in healing from the use of inanimate drugs to the criminal misuse of human willpower, is to drop from the platform of common manhood into the very mire of iniquity, to work against the free course of honesty and justice, and to push vainly against the current running heavenward.


Section 6


Genesis 28:10-13,15,16

    10 #And Jacob went out from
Beersheba, and went toward Haran.

    11 And he lighted upon a certain
place, and tarried there all night,
because the sun was set; and he took
of the stones of that place, and put
them for his pillows, and lay down in
that place to sleep.

    12 And he dreamed, and behold a
ladder set up on the earth, and the
top of it reached to heaven: and
behold the angels of God ascending
and descending on it.

    13 And, behold, the Lord stood
above it, and said, I am the Lord God
of Abraham thy father, and the God of
Isaac: the land whereon thou liest,
to thee will I give it, and to thy
seed;

    15 And, behold, I am with thee, and
will keep thee in all places whither
thou goest, and will bring thee again
into this land; for I will not leave
thee, until I have done that which I
have spoken to thee of.

    16 #And Jacob awaked out of his
sleep, and he said, Surely the Lord
is in this place; and I knew it not.

***
Isaiah 52:1,2

    1 Awake, awake; put on thy
strength, O Zion; put on thy
beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the
holy city: for henceforth there shall
no more come into thee the
uncircumcised and the unclean.

    2 Shake thyself from the dust;
arise, and sit down, O Jerusalem:
loose thyself from the bands of thy
neck, O captive daughter of Zion.

***
Ephesians 5:14

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

vii:1-10 Chapter PREFACE

    To those leaning on the sustaining infinite, to-day is big with blessings. The wakeful shepherd beholds the first faint morning beams, ere cometh the full radiance of a risen day. So shone the pale star to the prophet-shepherds; yet it traversed the night, and came where, in cradled obscurity, lay the Bethlehem babe, the human herald of Christ, Truth, who would make plain to benighted understanding the way of salvation through Christ Jesus, till across a night of error should dawn the morning beams and shine the guiding star of being.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 254:16


    (Patience and final perfection)
    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.

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


    (Watchfulness requisite)
    Simply asking that we may love God will never make us love Him; but the longing to be better and holier, expressed in daily watchfulness and in striving to assimilate more of the divine character, will mould and fashion us anew, until we awake in His likeness.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 230:6


    (Sickness from mortal mind)
    This awakening is the forever coming of Christ, the advanced appearing of Truth, which casts out error and heals the sick. This is the salvation which comes through God, the divine Principle, Love, as demonstrated by Jesus.

Subheadings in this lesson

26 1 - The new Evangel
26 1 - The main purpose
26 1 - Revelation of Science
26 2 - Causation mental
26 2 - Mystery of godliness
26 2 - Impossible intercommunion
26 2 - Hidden agents
26 2 - Liberation of mental powers
26 3 - Impossible partnership
26 3 - Christianity scientific
26 3 - No dishonest concessions
26 3 - More than profession required
26 3 - Error destroyed, not pardoned
26 3 - Sin to be overcome
26 4 - False stimulus
26 4 - Truth an alterative
26 4 - Personal experience
26 4 - Injustice to the Saviour
26 5 - The right motive and its reward
26 5 - No perversion of Mind-science
26 5 - Murder brings its curse
26 5 - Evil let loose
26 5 - mental power
26 6 - Patience and final perfection
26 6 - Watchfulness requisite
26 6 - Sickness from mortal mind

List of all subheadings



01 1 - Spiritual offspring
01 1 - -21- The divine Ego
01 1 - -2- The deific definitions
01 1 - -6- The universal cause
01 1 - Vapor and nothingness
01 2 - Corporeal ignorance
01 2 - Hebrew theology
01 2 - The true sonship
01 2 - Ultimate harmony
01 2 - Intelligent consecration
01 3 - -8- Father-Mother
01 3 - Seemingly independent authority
01 3 - Fleshly ties temporal
01 3 - Christian history
01 4 - Hidden ways of iniquity
01 4 - Allegiance to Spirit
01 4 - Unnecessary prostration
01 4 - Sin to be overcome
01 5 - The origin of divinity
01 5 - The one only way
01 5 - Careful guidance
01 5 - Life eternal and present
01 5 - No laws of matter
01 6 - Spiritual baptism
01 6 - -32- Basis of health and immortality
01 6 - Spiritual idea crowned
01 6 - The armor of divinity
01 6 - The counterfeit forces
02 1 - Sacred sacrament
02 1 - Proof in practice
02 1 - Jesus not God
02 2 - Spiritual refreshment
02 2 - Purpose of crucifixion
02 2 - True flesh and blood
02 2 - Immortal achieval
02 2 - Sublime summary
02 2 - Inspiration of sacrifice
02 3 - Jesus' sad repast
02 3 - Heavenly supplies
02 3 - Incisive questions
02 3 - Millennial glory
02 4 - Spirit transforms
02 4 - Fellowship with Christ
02 4 - Healing primary
02 5 - The holy struggle
02 5 - Rudiments of growth
02 5 - Injustice to the Saviour
02 5 - The sole governor
02 5 - Native nothingness of sin
02 6 - The last breakfast
02 6 - Spiritual Eucharist
02 6 - Found wanting
02 6 - The uses of truth
03 1 - Jesus' sinless career
03 1 - The immortal birth
03 1 - Truth is not inverted
03 1 - Source of all life and action
03 1 - Spiritual structure
03 1 - Real Life is God
03 2 - Exercise of Mind faculties
03 2 - A belief suicidal
03 2 - A belief in death
03 2 - Death no benefactor
03 2 - Abiding in Life
03 3 - Spiritual insight
03 3 - Spiritualized consciousness
03 3 - Sickness from mortal mind
03 3 - Faith higher than belief
03 3 - Key to the kingdom
03 3 - Resist to the end
03 4 - Effective triumph
03 4 - Christianity still rejected
03 4 - Complete emulation
03 4 - Harmonious lifework
03 4 - Spiritual tangibility
03 5 - Life eternal and present
03 5 - Biological inventions
03 5 - Scripture rebukes
03 5 - Evil thought depletes
03 5 - The lungs reformed
03 6 - Perfection requisite
03 6 - Spiritualized consciousness
03 6 - Material inception
03 6 - Practical arguments
03 6 - Light and darkness
03 6 - Scientific purgation
04 1 - The divine completeness
04 1 - Fatal premises
04 2 - Christ the ideal Truth
04 2 - Fear and sickness identical
04 2 - Two claims omitted
04 2 - Question of precedence
04 2 - Followers of Jesus
04 2 - Rise of thought
04 3 - Christian warfare
04 3 - Persecution prolonged
04 3 - Unimproved opportunities
04 3 - Christianity still rejected
04 3 - Marvels and reformations
04 4 - Spiritual gateway
04 4 - Mixed testimony
04 4 - Final purpose
04 4 - Righteous retribution
04 4 - Perfect models
04 5 - Disease mental
04 5 - Persistence of species
04 5 - Divine study
04 5 - Scientific consistency
04 5 - Individual experience
04 6 - Primitive error
04 6 - Immortal man
04 6 - Death outdone
04 6 - Jewish traditions
04 6 - Signs following
05 1 - No material creation
05 1 - No divine corporeality
05 1 - -7- Divine trinity
05 1 - -8- Father-Mother
05 1 - Spiritual conception
05 1 - Fleshly ties temporal
05 1 - No baneful creation
05 2 - Assistance in brotherhood
05 2 - Eloquent silence
05 2 - Will-power unrighteous
05 2 - Conforming to explicit rules
05 2 - Divine energy
05 2 - Destruction of all evil
05 2 - Superiority to sickness and sin
05 3 - Geology a failure
05 3 - God and nature
05 3 - Counsel for defence
05 3 - Fulfilment of the Law
05 3 - Christ the ideal Truth
05 4 - Divine synonyms
05 4 - The divine completeness
05 4 - Ever-appearing creation
05 4 - Mind's pure thought
05 4 - Mercy without partiality
05 4 - Human reconciliation
05 4 - Behest of the cross
05 5 - Universal brotherhood
05 5 - Illusions not ideas
05 5 - Two chief commands
05 5 - Counsel for defence
05 5 - Help and discipline
05 5 - True estimate of God's messenger
05 6 - Love casteth out fear
05 6 - The chalice sacrificial
05 6 - The one only way
05 6 - Divided vestments
05 6 - Ancient and modern miracles
05 6 - Loving God supremely
05 6 - The armor of divinity
05 6 - Paean of jubilee
06 1 - -17- Infinite Spirit
06 1 - The infinite one Spirit
06 1 - Sensationless body
06 1 - Scientific foreknowing
06 1 - Scientific man
06 1 - Fallacious hypotheses
06 2 - No evil in Spirit
06 2 - Subordination of evil
06 2 - Misleading conceptions
06 2 - Definition of man
06 2 - Veritable success
06 3 - Spirit intangible
06 3 - Reason and Science
06 3 - Children and adults
06 3 - Helpful encouragement
06 3 - The things of God are beautiful
06 4 - Jesus as mediator
06 4 - Definition of mortal mind
06 4 - Weakness of material theories
06 4 - Irreconcilable differences
06 4 - Moral victory
06 4 - Angelic offices
06 5 - Spirit transforms
06 5 - Spiritual conception
06 5 - Mythical pleasure
06 5 - Five senses deceptive
06 6 - Spiritual synonyms
06 6 - -5- Allness of Spirit
06 6 - Mind's idea faultless
06 6 - Chaos and darkness
07 1 - -1- The deific supremacy
07 1 - -19- Soul and Spirit one
07 2 - Opposing testimony
07 2 - Divine authority
07 2 - New earth and no more sea
07 2 - Seemingly independent authority
07 3 - Soul impeccable
07 3 - Sense and pure Soul
07 3 - Soul defined
07 3 - The fall of error
07 3 - Progress demanded
07 3 - Mind destroys all ills
07 4 - Spiritual ideas apprehended
07 4 - Geology a failure
07 4 - Jesus' disregard of matter
07 4 - Exclusion of malpractice
07 4 - No laws of matter
07 4 - The spiritual mathematics
07 5 - Destruction of all evil
07 5 - God sustains man
07 5 - Truth a present help
07 5 - Efficacy of truth
07 5 - Sensationless body
07 5 - Corporeal changes
07 6 - Spiritual wedlock
07 6 - Decapitation of error
07 6 - Spiritual guidance
08 1 - -21- The divine Ego
08 1 - Divine synonyms
08 1 - Unscientific theories
08 1 - No physical affinity
08 1 - True sense of infinitude
08 2 - God the Principle of all
08 2 - No physical science
08 2 - Right interpretation
08 2 - Sinlessness of Mind, Soul
08 2 - Mind's true camera
08 3 - Antagonistic sources
08 3 - God and His image
08 3 - The divine reflection
08 3 - The divine loveliness
08 3 - God's man discerned
08 4 - The Mind creative
08 4 - Servants and masters
08 4 - Health and the senses
08 4 - Mind imparts purity, health, and beauty
08 4 - Jesus' own practice
08 4 - Benefit of philanthropy
08 5 - Modes of matter
08 5 - Physiology unscientific
08 5 - Matter versus Spirit
08 5 - Definition of mortal mind
08 5 - Music, rhythm of head and heart
08 5 - The traitor's conspiracy
08 6 - Immortal models
08 6 - Spiritual discovery
08 6 - Perfect models
08 6 - Salvation and probation
09 1 - Choose ye today
09 1 - -12- Messiah or Christ
09 1 - -13- The divine Principle and idea
09 1 - -11- Christ Jesus
09 1 - -15- The Son's duality
09 2 - -11- Christ Jesus
09 2 - Spiritual conception
09 2 - Jesus the way-shower
09 2 - Scientific offspring
09 3 - Proof in practice
09 3 - The Christ-mission
09 3 - The holy struggle
09 3 - Healing early lost
09 3 - Effective triumph
09 3 - Science the way
09 4 - No material law
09 4 - Spiritual law the only law
09 4 - Ignorance of our rights
09 4 - Belief and understanding
09 5 - Material pleasures
09 5 - Perfect example
09 5 - Wrong and right way
09 5 - Loving God supremely
09 6 - Victory over the grave
09 6 - Heaven's sentinel
09 6 - The true sonship
09 6 - Inexhaustible divine Love
09 6 - Divine victory
10 1 - Fleshly factors unreal
10 1 - Material body never God's idea
10 1 - Contradictions not found
10 1 - God's idea the ideal man
10 1 - Birthright of man
10 2 - Creation reversed
10 2 - Thought-forms
10 2 - The serpent's whisper
10 2 - Adam and the senses
10 3 - Mortality mythical
10 3 - True nature and origin
10 3 - Man linked with Spirit
10 3 - Hypnotic surgery
10 3 - Mental midwifery
10 4 - Spiritual and material
10 4 - Erroneous conception
10 4 - Biological inventions
10 4 - Divine origination
10 4 - Deformity and perfection
10 5 - The Fatherhood of God
10 5 - -29- Adam not ideal man
10 5 - Jesus as mediator
10 5 - Spiritual government
10 6 - Scientific purgation
10 6 - Degrees of development
10 6 - Old and new man
10 6 - So-called superiority
10 6 - Immaterial pleasure
10 6 - Infinity measureless
11 1 - Spiritual synonyms
11 1 - -18- The only substance
11 1 - -1- The deific supremacy
11 1 - Matter is not substance
11 2 - Substance versus supposition
11 2 - One cause supreme
11 2 - Substance is Spirit
11 2 - Biblical foundations
11 3 - Language inadequate
11 3 - Music, rhythm of head and heart
11 3 - Spiritual idea revealed
11 3 - Ever-appearing creation
11 3 - Thought seen as substance
11 3 - Spiritual foreshadowings
11 4 - Five senses deceptive
11 4 - The divine reflection
11 4 - Inverted images and ideas
11 5 - Soul impeccable
11 5 - Sense-dreams
11 5 - Spiritual reflection
11 5 - Man's entity
11 6 - Man's genuine being
11 6 - Spiritual translation
11 6 - The infinitude of God
11 6 - God's man discerned
12 1 - Materialistic challenge
12 1 - Confusion confounded
12 1 - Rejected theories
12 1 - God the Principle of all
12 1 - Science versus sense
12 2 - Useful knowledge
12 2 - Pangs caused by the press
12 2 - Higher standard for mortals
12 2 - True nature and origin
12 3 - Methods rejected
12 3 - Error not curative
12 3 - Efficacy of truth
12 3 - No material law
12 3 - Recuperation mental
12 3 - No perversion of Mind-science
12 4 - How healing was lost
12 4 - The true worship
12 4 - Modes of matter
12 4 - Fruitless worship
12 4 - Practical religion
12 5 - Material mortality
12 5 - Spiritual tangibility
12 5 - Mind's true camera
12 5 - Self-completeness
12 5 - Spiritual proofs of existence
12 6 - Scientific consistency
12 6 - True theory of the universe
12 6 - Divinity and humanity
12 6 - Spiritual idea crowned
13 1 - Righteous retribution
13 1 - Real and unreal identity
13 1 - Unnecessary prostration
13 1 - Spiritual gateway
13 2 - Divine synonyms
13 2 - Goodness a portion of God
13 2 - Perceiving the divine image
13 2 - -31- Evil not produced by God
13 2 - Final destruction of error
13 2 - Promise perpetual
13 3 - One primal cause
13 3 - Mental emancipation
13 3 - Crumbs of comfort
13 3 - Source of all life and action
13 3 - Blessings from pain
13 4 - Mind one and all
13 4 - Spirit transforms
13 4 - Sickness from mortal mind
13 4 - Laws of human belief
13 5 - Faith higher than belief
13 5 - Truth's witness
13 5 - Contrasted testimony
13 5 - Dawning of spiritual facts
13 5 - Seemingly independent authority
13 5 - Vision opening
13 5 - Understanding versus belief
13 6 - Superstition obsolete
13 6 - Indestructible relationship
13 6 - The tares and wheat
13 6 - Immaterial pleasure
13 6 - Cure of insanity
14 1 - The dragon as a type
14 1 - Cramping systems
14 1 - House of bondage
14 1 - Faith according to works
14 1 - God-given dominion
14 2 - Slavery abolished
14 2 - Idolatrous illusions
14 2 - Opposing testimony
14 3 - Self-constituted law
14 3 - Ignorant idolatry
14 3 - The divine authority
14 3 - Belief in physics
14 3 - Life independent of matter
14 4 - Love frees from fear
14 4 - The doom of sin
14 4 - Mortal man a mis-creator
14 4 - No new creation
14 4 - Requisite change of our ideals
14 4 - Life only in Spirit
14 5 - Liberty's crusade
14 5 - Sectarianism and opposition
14 5 - Mental emancipation
14 5 - Standard of liberty
14 6 - Spiritual guidance
14 6 - Essential element of Christianity
14 6 - Sickness from mortal mind
14 6 - Divine victory
14 6 - Arena of contest
15 1 - Contrasted testimony
15 1 - Record of error
15 1 - Knowledge and Truth
15 1 - Spiritual thoughts
15 2 - The fruit forbidden
15 2 - - Physiology -
15 2 - Pangs caused by the press
15 2 - Diseases not to be classified
15 2 - No baneful creation
15 3 - First evil suggestion
15 3 - Doom of the dragon
15 3 - Knowledge of good and evil
15 3 - Confusion confounded
15 4 - Bruising sin's head
15 4 - Dragon cast down to earth
15 4 - Divine fulfilment
15 4 - The serpent of error
15 5 - Record of error
15 5 - Spiritual gateway
15 5 - Divinity ever ready
15 5 - The panoply of wisdom
15 5 - Sickness will abate
15 5 - Decapitation of error
15 6 - Deformity and perfection
15 6 - Living temple
15 6 - Divine severity
15 6 - Temperance reform
15 6 - The divine completeness
16 1 - Divine oneness
16 1 - Diabolism destroyed
16 1 - Divine authority
16 1 - Saviour's prediction
16 1 - Radical changes
16 2 - Service and worship
16 2 - Efficacious petitions
16 2 - The one real power
16 2 - Bearing our sins
16 2 - Inspiration of sacrifice
16 3 - Wicked evasions
16 3 - A gospel narrative
16 3 - Parable of the creditor
16 3 - Divine insight
16 3 - Penitence or hospitality
16 3 - The one only way
16 4 - Human reconciliation
16 4 - Immortal achieval
16 4 - Prophetic ignorance
16 5 - How healing was lost
16 5 - Faith higher than belief
16 5 - Doctrines and faith
16 5 - Moral victory
16 5 - The stone rolled away
16 6 - Understanding imparted
16 6 - Original reflected
16 6 - Our physical insensibility to Spirit
16 6 - Mental propagation
16 6 - Scientific finalities
16 6 - Justice and substitution
16 6 - New earth and no more sea
17 1 - Sin is punished
17 1 - Salvation and probation
17 1 - Clay replying to the potter
17 1 - Our footsteps heavenward
17 1 - Christian standard
17 1 - Disease far more docile than iniquity
17 1 - -13- The divine Principle and idea
17 2 - Paean of jubilee
17 2 - Wrestling of Jacob
17 2 - Israel the new name
17 2 - Immaterial pleasure
17 2 - Second death
17 2 - A dream vanishing
17 3 - Mind's true camera
17 3 - Self-completeness
17 3 - Homer and Moses
17 3 - Mortality vanquished
17 3 - No death nor inaction
17 3 - Benefit of philanthropy
17 3 - Narrow pathway
17 4 - Love casteth out fear
17 4 - Perfection gained slowly
17 4 - Sin is punished
17 4 - Death no benefactor
17 4 - Veritable success
17 5 - Victory over the grave
17 5 - Prophetic ignorance
17 5 - Fellowship with Christ
17 5 - The last breakfast
17 6 - Paean of jubilee
17 6 - Exercise of Mind faculties
17 6 - Continuity of existence
17 6 - Life all-inclusive
17 6 - Patience and final perfection
18 1 - Asking amiss
18 1 - Remission of penalty
18 1 - Counsel for defence
18 1 - Final purpose
18 1 - Righteous retribution
18 1 - Embryonic sinful thoughts
18 1 - Future purification
18 2 - Copartnership impossible
18 2 - Two infinite creators absurd
18 2 - Anthropomorphism
18 2 - Radical changes
18 3 - Corporeal penalties
18 3 - Right never punishable
18 3 - Christian history
18 4 - Truth annihilates error
18 4 - Expose sin without believing in it
18 4 - The traitor's conspiracy
18 4 - Mercy without partiality
18 5 - Mental crimes
18 5 - Evil let loose
18 5 - Murder brings its curse
18 5 - Justice and recompense
18 6 - Right endeavor possible
18 6 - Error self-destroyed
18 6 - Mortal mind's disappearance
18 6 - -Platform summation-
19 1 - Deflection of being
19 1 - Adam
19 1 - Scriptural allegory
19 1 - Biological inventions
19 2 - Contradictions not found
19 2 - Primitive error
19 2 - Spiritual and material
19 2 - Scientific phenomena
19 2 - Climax of suffering
19 3 - Spirit and flesh
19 3 - -29- Adam not ideal man
19 3 - Scientific offspring
19 4 - False womanhood
19 4 - Ideal man and woman
19 4 - Spiritual conception
19 4 - The conflict with purity
19 5 - Divine study
19 5 - Spiritual baptism
19 6 - Infinite physique impossible
19 6 - Sickness akin to sin
19 6 - Progressive development
19 6 - The Christian's privilege
19 6 - Infinity measureless
20 1 - Spiritual freedom
20 1 - Man unfallen
20 1 - Mortals are not immortals
20 1 - Definition of man
20 1 - Man inseparable from Love
20 2 - The infinite one Spirit
20 2 - Ignorant idolatry
20 2 - Right interpretation
20 2 - Immortal birthright
20 2 - Weakness of material theories
20 2 - Mental propagation
20 3 - Spiritual origin
20 3 - The divine reflection
20 3 - -22- The real manhood
20 3 - Mythical pleasure
20 4 - Life all-inclusive
20 4 - God and His image
20 4 - Theories helpless
20 4 - Death an error
20 4 - Mortals unlike immortals
20 5 - Jesus as mediator
20 5 - Our footsteps heavenward
20 5 - Narrow pathway
20 5 - Consecration required
20 6 - God's man discerned
20 6 - -24- God the parent Mind
20 6 - Death outdone
20 6 - The present immortality
20 6 - Light and darkness
21 1 - Cramping systems
21 1 - House of bondage
21 1 - Higher law ends bondage
21 1 - Ignorance of our rights
21 1 - Mental emancipation
21 2 - Scientific translations
21 2 - The age's privilege
21 2 - Jesus' disregard of matter
21 2 - God-given dominion
21 3 - Spiritual guidance
21 3 - Truth an alterative
21 3 - Causation mental
21 4 - Spiritual idea revealed
21 4 - - Marriage -
21 4 - Spiritual Eucharist
21 4 - Spirit transforms
21 5 - Malicious barbarity
21 5 - Spiritual idea crowned
21 5 - Wait for reward
21 5 - Deliverance not vicarious
21 5 - Progress demanded
21 5 - Corporeal changes
21 6 - Seemingly independent authority
21 6 - Judgment on error
21 6 - Patience and final perfection
21 6 - The cross and crown
22 1 - Perfection of divine government
22 1 - Saving the inebriate
22 1 - Impossible intercommunion
22 1 - Self-improvement
22 1 - Apathy to occultism
22 1 - Christ's reappearance
22 2 - Animal magnetism error
22 2 - Cleansing the mind
22 2 - Evil let loose
22 2 - Animal tendency
22 2 - The sting of the serpent
22 3 - Personal conclusions
22 3 - Metaphysical treatment
22 3 - Manipulation unscientific
22 3 - Belief and understanding
22 3 - The salt of the earth
22 4 - Iniquity overcome
22 4 - The evil of mesmerism
22 4 - Not words but deeds
22 4 - The holy struggle
22 4 - Key to the kingdom
22 5 - Divine energy
22 5 - Will-power an animal propensity
22 5 - Indispensable defence
22 5 - Mental despotism
22 5 - Liberation of mental powers
22 6 - Christ the great physician
22 6 - Mere negation
22 6 - No perversion of Mind-science
22 6 - Deadness in sin
22 6 - Thought-transference
22 6 - Animal magnetism destroyed
23 1 - Mind the only cause
23 1 - Ideas and identities
23 1 - Mind's idea faultless
23 2 - Spiritual firmament
23 2 - Understanding imparted
23 2 - Original reflected
23 2 - Exalted thought
23 2 - Chaos and darkness
23 2 - Proof by induction
23 3 - Mind's pure thought
23 3 - Spirit names and blesses
23 3 - Spiritual universe
23 3 - Healing early lost
23 3 - Injustice to the Saviour
23 4 - Rarefaction of thought
23 4 - Spiritual ideas apprehended
23 4 - Rise of thought
23 4 - Christ's reappearance
23 4 - Espousals supernal
23 4 - Spiritual sunlight
23 5 - Soaring aspirations
23 5 - Seraphic symbols
23 5 - The curse removed
23 5 - Forgetfulness of self
23 6 - Elohistic plurality
23 6 - Love imparts beauty
23 6 - Infinity's reflection
23 6 - Birthright of man
23 6 - Spiritual narrative
24 1 - Ancient and modern miracles
24 1 - Argument of good works
24 1 - Righteous rebellion
24 1 - Sin to be overcome
24 1 - Nearness of Deity
24 2 - Persistence of species
24 2 - True attainment
24 2 - Man inseparable from Love
24 2 - Spirit intangible
24 2 - Truth desecrated
24 3 - Universal panacea
24 3 - Sickness will abate
24 3 - Right endeavor possible
24 3 - -30- Divine pardon
24 4 - Warfare with error
24 4 - Aim of Science
24 4 - Mortal mind not a healer
24 4 - Hospitality to health and good
24 4 - Uses of adversity
24 5 - Trustworthy beneficence
24 5 - Christ the great physician
24 5 - The divine loveliness
24 5 - Assistance in brotherhood
24 6 - Mortal existence a dream
24 6 - Jesus in the tomb
24 6 - The stone rolled away
24 6 - Christian standard
24 6 - Life all-inclusive
25 1 - God's creation intact
25 1 - Mortals unlike immortals
25 1 - -18- The only substance
25 1 - Perfection of creation
25 1 - Lawful wonders
25 2 - Mental propagation
25 2 - Error defined
25 2 - Ascending the scale
25 2 - Mist, or false claim
25 2 - Mental tillage
25 2 - The ascent of species
25 3 - No material law
25 3 - Laws of nature spiritual
25 3 - Belief and understanding
25 3 - Basis of miracles
25 3 - The divine and human contrasted
25 3 - Certain contradictions
25 4 - Biological inventions
25 4 - The origin of divinity
25 4 - Proof by induction
25 4 - Sustenance spiritual
25 4 - God sustains man
25 4 - Evil thought depletes
25 4 - Life not contingent on matter
25 5 - Immaculate conception
25 5 - Jesus as mediator
25 5 - Spiritual government
25 5 - Sonship of Jesus
25 6 - True theory of the universe
25 6 - Material inception
25 6 - Deep-reaching interrogations
25 6 - Divine personality
25 6 - The curse removed
26 1 - The new Evangel
26 1 - The main purpose
26 1 - Revelation of Science
26 2 - Causation mental
26 2 - Mystery of godliness
26 2 - Impossible intercommunion
26 2 - Hidden agents
26 2 - Liberation of mental powers
26 3 - Impossible partnership
26 3 - Christianity scientific
26 3 - No dishonest concessions
26 3 - More than profession required
26 3 - Error destroyed, not pardoned
26 3 - Sin to be overcome
26 4 - False stimulus
26 4 - Truth an alterative
26 4 - Personal experience
26 4 - Injustice to the Saviour
26 5 - The right motive and its reward
26 5 - No perversion of Mind-science
26 5 - Murder brings its curse
26 5 - Evil let loose
26 5 - mental power
26 6 - Patience and final perfection
26 6 - Watchfulness requisite
26 6 - Sickness from mortal mind

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