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December 24,1905

Subject: 01

GOD.

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-- Golden Text --

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.


Responsive Reading


Psalm 9:1-4,7-11,13,14

    1 I will praise thee, O Lord, with
my whole heart; I will shew forth all
thy marvellous works.

    2 I will be glad and rejoice in
thee: I will sing praise to thy name,
O thou most High.

    3 When mine enemies are turned
back, they shall fall and perish at
thy presence.

    4 For thou hast maintained my right
and my cause; thou satest in the
throne judging right.

    7 But the Lord shall endure for
ever: he hath prepared his throne for
judgment.

    8 And he shall judge the world in
righteousness, he shall minister
judgment to the people in
uprightness.

    9 The Lord also will be a refuge
for the oppressed, a refuge in times
of trouble.

    10 And they that know thy name will
put their trust in thee: for thou,
Lord, hast not forsaken them that
seek thee.

    11 Sing praises to the Lord, which
dwelleth in Zion: declare among the
people his doings.

    13 Have mercy upon me, O Lord;
consider my trouble which I suffer of
them that hate me, thou that liftest
me up from the gates of death:

    14 That I may shew forth all thy
praise in the gates of the daughter
of Zion: I will rejoice in thy
salvation.


Section 1


Psalm 95:1-3

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

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

    3 For the Lord is a great God, and
a great King above all gods.
Psalm 24:7-10

    7 Lift up your heads, O ye gates;
and be ye lift up, ye everlasting
doors; and the King of glory shall
come in.

    8 Who is this King of glory? The
Lord strong and mighty, the Lord
mighty in battle.

    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.
Psalm 149:2,4

    2 Let Israel rejoice in him that
made him: let the children of Zion be
joyful in their King.

    4 For the Lord taketh pleasure in
his people: he will beautify the meek
with salvation.

***
John 18:33,36,37

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

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

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

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 133:29-31


    (Priestly learning)
    The Jewish conception of God, as Yawah, Jehovah, or only a mighty hero and king, has not quite given place to the true knowledge of God.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 465:8-10,16-6

(01) Question: What is God?
ADAM = Error.
Topic: God


    Question. - What is God?
    Answer. - God is incorporeal, divine, supreme, infinite Mind, Spirit, Soul, Principle, Life, Truth, Love.
    Question. - Is there more than one God or Principle?
    Answer. - There is not. Principle and its idea is one, and this one is God, omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent Being, and His reflection is man and the universe. Omni is adopted from the Latin adjective signifying all. Hence God combines all-power or potency, all-science or true knowledge, all-presence. The varied manifestations of Christian Science indicate Mind, never matter, and have one Principle.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 107:7-10


    (Mission of Christian Science)
    This apodictical Principle points to the revelation of Immanuel, "God with us," - the sovereign ever-presence, delivering the children of men from every ill "that flesh is heir to."

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 202:24


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

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 144:3-7


    (Impossible coalescence)
    If Mind is foremost and superior, let us rely upon Mind, which needs no cooperation from lower powers, even if these so-called powers are real.


Naught is the squire, when the king is nigh;
Withdraws the star, when dawns the sun's brave light.


Section 2


Psalm 7:8

    8 The Lord shall judge the people:
judge me, O Lord, according to my
righteousness, and according to mine
integrity that is in me.
Psalm 9:4,7-10

    4 For thou hast maintained my right
and my cause; thou satest in the
throne judging right.

    7 But the Lord shall endure for
ever: he hath prepared his throne for
judgment.

    8 And he shall judge the world in
righteousness, he shall minister
judgment to the people in
uprightness.

    9 The Lord also will be a refuge
for the oppressed, a refuge in times
of trouble.

    10 And they that know thy name will
put their trust in thee: for thou,
Lord, hast not forsaken them that
seek thee.

***
John 5:17,30

    17 #But Jesus answered them, My
Father worketh hitherto, and I work.

    30 I can of mine own self do
nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my
judgment is just; because I seek not
mine own will, but the will of the
Father which hath sent me.

***
II Timothy 4:8

    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.

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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 430:17-18


    (A mental court case)
    Suppose a mental case to be on trial, as cases are tried in court.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 434:15-23

    (Counsel for defence)
    When the case for Mortal Man versus Personal Sense is opened, Mortal Man's counsel regards the prisoner with the utmost tenderness. The counsel's earnest, solemn eyes, kindling with hope and triumph, look upward. Then Christian Science turns suddenly to the supreme tribunal, and opens the argument for the defence:-



    The prisoner at the bar has been unjustly sentenced. His trial was a tragedy, and is morally illegal.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 435:23,31

    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.
    The only jurisdiction to which the prisoner can submit is that of Truth, Life, and Love. If they condemn him not, neither shall Judge Medicine condemn him; and I ask that the prisoner be restored to the liberty of which he has been unjustly deprived.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 440:15,30

    Now what greater justification can any deed have, than that it is for the good of one's neighbor? Wherefore, then, in the name of outraged justice, do you sentence Mortal Man for ministering to the wants of his fellow-man in obedience to divine law? You cannot trample upon the decree of the Supreme Bench. Mortal Man has his appeal to Spirit, God, who sentences only for sin. I appeal to the just and equitable decisions of divine Spirit to restore to Mortal Man the rights of which he has been deprived.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 441:25

    (Charge of the Chief Justice)
    The Supreme Bench decides in favor of intelligence, that no law outside of divine Mind can punish or reward Mortal Man. Your personal jurors in the Court of Error are myths. Your attorney, False Belief, is an impostor, persuading Mortal Minds to return a verdict contrary to law and gospel. The plaintiff, Personal Sense, is recorded in our Book of books as a liar. Our great Teacher of mental jurisprudence speaks of him also as "a murderer from the beginning." We have no trials for sickness before the tribunal of divine Spirit. There, Man is adjudged innocent of transgressing physical laws, because there are no such laws. Our statute is spiritual, our Government is divine. "Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?"


Section 3


II Chronicles 16:12,13

    12 And Asa in the thirty and ninth
year of his reign was diseased in his
feet, until his disease was exceeding
great: yet in his disease he sought
not to the Lord, but to the
physicians.

    13 #And Asa slept with his fathers,
and died in the one and fortieth year
of his reign.

***
Jeremiah 30:10,17

    10 #Therefore fear thou not, O my
servant Jacob, saith the Lord;
neither be dismayed, O Israel: for,
lo, I will save thee from afar, and
thy seed from the land of their
captivity; and Jacob shall return,
and shall be in rest, and be quiet,
and none shall make him afraid.

    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.

***
Luke 5:17

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

***
James 5:11,14,15

    11 Behold, we count them happy
which endure. Ye have heard of the
patience of Job, and have seen the
end of the Lord; that the Lord is
very pitiful, and of tender mercy.

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


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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 231:8


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

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 148:25-26,30


    (Physiology deficient)
    Physiology exalts matter, dethrones Mind, and claims to rule man by material law, instead of spiritual. When mortals sin, this ruling of the schools leaves them to the guidance of a theology which admits God to be the healer of sin but not of sickness, although our great Master demonstrated that Truth could save from sickness as well as from sin.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 483:7

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


    (True healing transcendent) Mind transcends all other power, and will ultimately supersede all other means in healing. In order to heal by Science, you must not be ignorant of the moral and spiritual demands of Science nor disobey them. Moral ignorance or sin affects your demonstration, and hinders its approach to the standard in Christian Science.

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.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 169:20


    (Mind the only healer)
    There can be no healing except by this Mind, however much we trust a drug or any other means towards which human faith or endeavor is directed. It is mortal mind, not matter, which brings to the sick whatever good they may seem to receive from materiality. But the sick are never really healed except by means of the divine power. Only the action of Truth, Life, and Love can give harmony.


Section 4


Ezekiel 37:21(begin Behold),22,24

***
Behold, I will take the children of
Israel from among the heathen,
whither they be gone, and will gather
them on every side, and bring them
into their own land:

    22 And I will make them one nation
in the land upon the mountains of
Israel; and one king shall be king to
them all: and they shall be no more
two nations, neither shall they be
divided into two kingdoms any more at
all:

    24 And David my servant shall be
king over them; and they all shall
have one shepherd: they shall also
walk in my judgments, and observe my
statutes, and do them.

***
Psalm 80:1,3

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

    3 Turn us again, O God, and cause
thy face to shine; and we shall be
saved.

***
I Peter 5:4

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

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 577:32-12(to .)


    ( - Psalm XXIII -)
    In the following Psalm one word shows, though faintly, the light which Christian Science throws on the Scriptures by substituting for the corporeal sense, the incorporeal or spiritual sense of Deity: -


PSALM XXIII



    [Divine Love] is my shepherd; I shall not want.
    [Love] maketh me to lie down in green pastures: [Love] leadeth me beside the still waters.
    [Love] restoreth my soul [spiritual sense]: [Love] leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake.
    Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for [Love] is with me; [Love's] rod and [Love's] staff they comfort me.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 454:26


    (Continuity of interest)
    Let your loving care and counsel support all their feeble footsteps, until your students tread firmly in the straight and narrow way. The superiority of spiritual power over sensuous is the central point of Christian Science. Remember that the letter and mental argument are only human auxiliaries to aid in bringing thought into accord with the spirit of Truth and Love, which heals the sick and the sinner.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 444:7

    (Refuge and strength)
    If Christian Scientists ever fail to receive aid from other Scientists, - their brethren upon whom they may call, - God will still guide them into the right use of temporary and eternal means. Step by step will those who trust Him find that "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble."

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 254:10-12


    (Patience and final perfection)
    When we wait patiently on God and seek Truth righteously, He directs our path.


Section 5


Psalm 103:13

    13 Like as a father pitieth his
children, so the Lord pitieth them
that fear him.

***
Jeremiah 3:18,19

    18 In those days the house of Judah
shall walk with the house of Israel,
and they shall come together out of
the land of the north to the land
that I have given for an inheritance
unto your fathers.

    19 But I said, How shall I put thee
among the children, and give thee a
pleasant land, a goodly heritage of
the hosts of nations? and I said,
Thou shalt call me, My father; and
shalt not turn away from me.

***
John 14:8,9,11,13

    8 Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew
us the Father, and it sufficeth us.

    9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been
so long time with you, and yet hast
thou not known me, Philip? he that
hath seen me hath seen the Father;
and how sayest thou then, Shew us the
Father?

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

    13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in
my name, that will I do, that the
Father may be glorified in the Son.

586:9 Chapter 17: Glossary
(FATHER)

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

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 267:8


    (The infinitude of God)
    It is generally conceded that God is Father, eternal, self-created, infinite. If this is so, the forever Father must have had children prior to Adam. The great I AM made all "that was made." Hence man and the spiritual universe coexist with God.

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 - 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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 518:15


    (Assistance in brotherhood)
    The rich in spirit help the poor in one grand brotherhood, all having the same Principle, or Father; and blessed is that man who seeth his brother's need and supplieth it, seeking his own in another's good. Love giveth to the least spiritual idea might, immortality, and goodness, which shine through all as the blossom shines through the bud. All the varied expressions of God reflect health, holiness, immortality - infinite Life, Truth, and Love.


Section 6


Deuteronomy 32:9,11,12

    9 For the Lord's portion is his
people; Jacob is the lot of his
inheritance.

    11 As an eagle stirreth up her
nest, fluttereth over her young,
spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh
them, beareth them on her wings:

    12 So the Lord alone did lead him,
and there was no strange god with him.

***
Isaiah 49:13,15

    13 #Sing, O heavens; and be joyful,
O earth; and break forth into
singing, O mountains: for the Lord
hath comforted his people, and will
have mercy upon his afflicted.

    15 Can a woman forget her sucking
child, that she should not have
compassion on the son of her womb?
yea, they may forget, yet will I not
forget thee.

***
Psalm 57:1

    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.

***
Matthew 23:37

    37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou
that killest the prophets, and
stonest them which are sent unto
thee, how often would I have gathered
thy children together, even as a hen
gathereth her chickens under her
wings, and ye would not!

***
Revelation 12:1,10

    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:

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

592:16 Chapter 17: Glossary
(MOSES)

    MOTHER. God; divine and eternal Principle; Life, Truth, and Love.

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."

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 562:3-7(to .)


    (Spiritual idea revealed)
    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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 507:3-6


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

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 568:30-3


    (Paean of jubilee)
    Self-abnegation, by which we lay down all for Truth, or Christ, in our warfare against error, is a rule in Christian Science. This rule clearly interprets God as divine Principle, - as Life, represented by the Father; as Truth, represented by the Son; as Love, represented by the Mother.

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.

Subheadings in this lesson

01 1 - Priestly learning
01 1 - Mission of Christian Science
01 1 - Belief and practice
01 1 - Impossible coalescence
01 2 - Righteous retribution
01 2 - A mental court case
01 2 - Counsel for defence
01 2 - Charge of the Chief Justice
01 3 - Destruction of all evil
01 3 - Physiology deficient
01 3 - True healing transcendent
01 3 - Truth a present help
01 3 - Mind the only healer
01 4 - - Psalm XXIII -
01 4 - Continuity of interest
01 4 - Refuge and strength
01 4 - Patience and final perfection
01 5 - The infinitude of God
01 5 - Fleshly ties temporal
01 5 - Intelligent consecration
01 5 - Assistance in brotherhood
01 6 - -8- Father-Mother
01 6 - Spiritual idea revealed
01 6 - Spirit names and blesses
01 6 - Paean of jubilee
01 6 - Love imparts beauty


January 14,1906

Subject: 02

SACRAMENT.

oo1o



-- Golden Text --

Jonah 2:9

    9 But I will sacrifice unto thee
with the voice of thanksgiving; I
will pay that that I have vowed.
Salvation is of the Lord.


Responsive Reading


John 21:1,14-17,20-25

    1 After these things Jesus shewed
himself again to the disciples at the
sea of Tiberias; and on this wise
shewed he himself.

    14 This is now the third time that
Jesus shewed himself to his disciples,
after that he was risen from the
dead.

    15 #So when they had dined, Jesus
saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of
Jonas, lovest thou me more than
these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord;
thou knowest that I love thee. He
saith unto him, Feed my lambs.

    16 He saith to him again the second
time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest
thou me? He saith unto him, Yea,
Lord; thou knowest that I love thee.
He saith unto him, Feed my sheep.

    17 He saith unto him the third
time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest
thou me? Peter was grieved because he
said unto him the third time, Lovest
thou me? And he said unto him, Lord,
thou knowest all things; thou knowest
that I love thee. Jesus saith unto
him, Feed my sheep.

    20 Then Peter, turning about, seeth
the disciple whom Jesus loved
following; which also leaned on his
breast at supper, and said, Lord,
which is he that betrayeth thee?

    21 Peter seeing him saith to Jesus,
Lord, and what shall this man do?

    22 Jesus saith unto him, If I will
that he tarry till I come, what is
that to thee? follow thou me.

    23 Then went this saying abroad
among the brethren, that that
disciple should not die: yet Jesus
said not unto him, He shall not die;
but, If I will that he tarry till I
come, what is that to thee?

    24 This is the disciple which
testifieth of these things, and wrote
these things: and we know that his
testimony is true.

    25 And there are also many other
things which Jesus did, the which, if
they should be written every one, I
suppose that even the world itself
could not contain the books that
should be written. Amen.


Section 1


Psalm 50:1,4,5,14,15,23

    1 The mighty God, even the Lord,
hath spoken, and called the earth
from the rising of the sun unto the
going down thereof.

    4 He shall call to the heavens from
above, and to the earth, that he may
judge his people.

    5 Gather my saints together unto
me; those that have made a covenant
with me by sacrifice.

    14 Offer unto God thanksgiving; and
pay thy vows unto the most High:

    15 And call upon me in the day of
trouble: I will deliver thee, and
thou shalt glorify me.

    23 Whoso offereth praise glorifieth
me: and to him that ordereth his
conversation aright will I shew the
salvation of God.
Psalm 51:1,10,12,16,17

    1 Have mercy upon me, O God,
according to thy lovingkindness:
according unto the multitude of thy
tender mercies blot out my
transgressions.

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

    12 Restore unto me the joy of thy
salvation; and uphold me with thy
free spirit.

    16 For thou desirest not sacrifice;
else would I give it: thou delightest
not in burnt offering.

    17 The sacrifices of God are a
broken spirit: a broken and a
contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not
despise.

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


    ( - Prayer -)
    The prayer that reforms the sinner and heals the sick is an absolute faith that all things are possible to God, - a spiritual understanding of Him, an unselfed love. Prayer, watching, and working, combined with self-immolation, are God's gracious means for accomplishing whatever has been successfully done for the Christianization and health of mankind.

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


    (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. He rendered "unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's." He at last paid no homage to forms of doctrine or to theories of man, but acted and spake as he was moved, not by spirits but by Spirit.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 20:8

    Jesus' history made a new calendar, which we call the Christian era; but he established no ritualistic worship. He knew that men can be baptized, partake of the Eucharist, support the clergy, observe the Sabbath, make long prayers, and yet be sensual and sinful.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 15:30-5


    (Trustworthy beneficence)
    Trustworthiness is the foundation of enlightened faith. Without a fitness for holiness, we cannot receive holiness.
    (Loftiest adoration)
    A great sacrifice of material things must precede this advanced spiritual understanding. The highest prayer is not one of faith merely; it is demonstration. Such prayer heals sickness, and must destroy sin and death.


Section 2


Genesis 14:18,19

    18 And Melchizedek king of Salem
brought forth bread and wine: and he
was the priest of the most high God.

    19 And he blessed him, and said,
Blessed be Abram of the most high
God, possessor of heaven and earth:
Genesis 17:1,7

    1 And when Abram was ninety years
old and nine, the Lord appeared to
Abram, and said unto him, I am the
Almighty God; walk before me, and be
thou perfect.

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

***
Hebrews 1:1,2,8,9

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

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

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

    9 Thou hast loved righteousness,
and hated iniquity; therefore God,
even thy God, hath anointed thee with
the oil of gladness above thy
fellows.
Hebrews 5:8-10

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

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

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 290:19-20,25-27


    (Future purification)
    Perfection is gained only by perfection.
    (Sin is punished)
    To be wholly spiritual, man must be sinless, and he becomes thus only when he reaches perfection.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 333:23-26

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

    (-13- The divine Principle and idea)
    Abraham, Jacob, Moses, and the prophets caught glorious glimpses of the Messiah, or Christ, which baptized these seers in the divine nature, the essence of Love.

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


    (Music, rhythm of head and heart)
    Before human knowledge dipped to its depths into a false sense of things, - into belief in material origins which discard the one Mind and true source of being, - it is possible that the impressions from Truth were as distinct as sound, and that they came as sound to the primitive prophets. If the medium of hearing is wholly spiritual, it is normal and indestructible.
    If Enoch's perception had been confined to the evidence before his material senses, he could never have "walked with God," nor been guided into the demonstration of life eternal.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 224:4

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

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


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


Section 3


I Corinthians 10:1,5,6,9,12,16,17,21,31

    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;

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

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

    9 Neither let us tempt Christ, as
some of them also tempted, and were
destroyed of serpents.

    12 Wherefore let him that thinketh
he standeth take heed lest he fall.

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

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

    21 Ye cannot drink the cup of the
Lord, and the cup of devils: ye
cannot be partakers of the Lord's
table, and of the table of devils.

    31 Whether therefore ye eat, or
drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to
the glory of God.

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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 466:23-26

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


    (Mankind redeemed)
    Heathen mythology and Jewish theology have perpetuated the fallacy that intelligence, soul, and life can be in matter; and idolatry and ritualism are the outcome of all man-made beliefs.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 470:5

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


    (The sole governor)
    The supposed existence of more than one mind was the basic error of idolatry. This error assumed the loss of spiritual power, the loss of the spiritual presence of Life as infinite Truth without an unlikeness, and the loss of Love as ever present and universal.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 471:22-4

(11) Question: Are doctrines and creeds a benefit to man?
ADAM = The first god of mythology.
Topic: Substance


    (The test of experience)
    Question. - Are doctrines and creeds a benefit to man?
    Answer. - The author subscribed to an orthodox creed in early youth, and tried to adhere to it until she caught the first gleam of that which interprets God as above mortal sense. This view rebuked human beliefs, and gave the spiritual import, expressed through Science, of all that proceeds from the divine Mind. Since then her highest creed has been divine Science, which, reduced to human apprehension, she has named Christian Science. This Science teaches man that God is the only Life, and that this Life is Truth and Love; that God is to be understood, adored, and demonstrated; that divine Truth casts out suppositional error and heals the sick.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 31:4(only),13-22


    (Fleshly ties temporal)
    Jesus acknowledged no ties of the flesh.
    (Healing primary)
    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.


Section 4


Mark 14:22,23,25

    22 #And as they did eat, Jesus took
bread, and blessed, and brake it, and
gave to them, and said, Take, eat:
this is my body.

    23 And he took the cup, and when he
had given thanks, he gave it to them:
and they all drank of it.

    25 Verily I say unto you, I will
drink no more of the fruit of the
vine, until that day that I drink it
new in the kingdom of God.

***
John 14:8,9,11,12,15

    8 Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew
us the Father, and it sufficeth us.

    9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been
so long time with you, and yet hast
thou not known me, Philip? he that
hath seen me hath seen the Father;
and how sayest thou then, Shew us the
Father?

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

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

    15 If ye love me, keep my
commandments.

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 - 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 - 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 5


Luke 24:13,15,27-32

    13 #And, behold, two of them went
that same day to a village called
Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem
about threescore furlongs.

    15 And it came to pass, that, while
they communed together and reasoned,
Jesus himself drew near, and went
with them.

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

    28 And they drew nigh unto the
village, whither they went: and he
made as though he would have gone
further.

    29 But they constrained him,
saying, Abide with us: for it is
toward evening, and the day is far
spent. And he went in to tarry with
them.

    30 And it came to pass, as he sat
at meat with them, he took bread, and
blessed it, and brake, and gave to
them.

    31 And their eyes were opened, and
they knew him; and he vanished out of
their sight.

    32 And they said one to another,
Did not our heart burn within us,
while he talked with us by the way,
and while he opened to us the
scriptures?

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


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

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 26:16-27

    (Christ's demonstration)
    His mission was to reveal the Science of celestial being, to prove what God is and what He does for man.
    (Proof in practice)
    A musician demonstrates the beauty of the music he teaches in order to show the learner the way by practice as well as precept. Jesus' teaching and practice of Truth involved such a sacrifice as makes us admit its Principle to be Love. This was the precious import of our Master's sinless career and of his demonstration of power over death. He proved by his deeds that Christian Science destroys sickness, sin, and death.

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

    (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? Are all who eat bread and drink wine in memory of Jesus willing truly to drink his cup, take his cross, and leave all for the Christ-principle? Then why ascribe this inspiration to a dead rite, instead of showing, by casting out error and making the body "holy, acceptable unto God," that Truth has come to the understanding? If Christ, Truth, has come to us in demonstration, no other commemoration is requisite, for demonstration is Immanuel, or God with us; and if a friend be with us, why need we memorials of that friend?


Section 6


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.

***
Hebrews 12:1,2,18,22,25-27

    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,

    2 Looking unto Jesus the author and
finisher of our faith; who for the
joy that was set before him endured
the cross, despising the shame, and
is set down at the right hand of the
throne of God.

    18 For ye are not come unto the
mount that might be touched, and that
burned with fire, nor unto blackness,
and darkness, and tempest,

    22 But ye are come unto mount Sion,
and unto the city of the living God,
the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an
innumerable company of angels,

    25 See that ye refuse not him that
speaketh. For if they escaped not who
refused him that spake on earth, much
more shall not we escape, if we turn
away from him that speaketh from
heaven:

    26 Whose voice then shook the
earth: but now he hath promised,
saying, Yet once more I shake not the
earth only, but also heaven.

    27 And this word, Yet once more,
signifieth the removing of those
things that are shaken, as of things
that are made, that those things
which cannot be shaken may remain.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 223:25-31


    (Heralds of Science)
    Peals that should startle the slumbering thought from its erroneous dream are partially unheeded; but the last trump has not sounded, or this would not be so. Marvels, calamities, and sin will much more abound as truth urges upon mortals its resisted claims; but the awful daring of sin destroys sin, and foreshadows the triumph of truth.

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


    (The last breakfast)
    What a contrast between our Lord's last supper and his last spiritual breakfast with his disciples in the bright morning hours at the joyful meeting on the shore of the Galilean Sea! His gloom had passed into glory, and his disciples' grief into repentance, - hearts chastened and pride rebuked. Convinced of the fruitlessness of their toil in the dark and wakened by their Master's voice, they changed their methods, turned away from material things, and cast their net on the right side. Discerning Christ, Truth, anew on the shore of time, they were enabled to rise somewhat from mortal sensuousness, or the burial of mind in matter, into newness of life as Spirit.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 35:10-14,19

    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.
    (Spiritual Eucharist)
    Our baptism is a purification from all error. Our church is built on the divine Principle, Love. We can unite with this church only as we are newborn of Spirit, as we reach the Life which is Truth and the Truth which is Life by bringing forth the fruits of Love, - casting out error and healing the sick. Our Eucharist is spiritual communion with the one God. Our bread, "which cometh down from heaven," is Truth. Our cup is the cross. Our wine the inspiration of Love, the draught our Master drank and commended to his followers.

Subheadings in this lesson

02 1 - - Prayer -
02 1 - Jesus' sinless career
02 1 - Trustworthy beneficence
02 1 - Loftiest adoration
02 2 - Future purification
02 2 - Sin is punished
02 2 - -13- The divine Principle and idea
02 2 - Music, rhythm of head and heart
02 2 - Heralds of Science
02 2 - Found wanting
02 3 - Proof in practice
02 3 - Mankind redeemed
02 3 - The sole governor
02 3 - The test of experience
02 3 - Fleshly ties temporal
02 3 - Healing primary
02 4 - Spiritual refreshment
02 4 - The holy struggle
02 4 - Millennial glory
02 5 - Fellowship with Christ
02 5 - Christ's demonstration
02 5 - Proof in practice
02 5 - Incisive questions
02 6 - Heralds of Science
02 6 - The last breakfast
02 6 - Spiritual Eucharist


December 31,1905

Subject: 03

LIFE.

o1oo



-- Golden Text --

Proverbs 19:23

    23 The fear of the Lord tendeth to
life: and he that hath it shall abide
satisfied; he shall not be visited
with evil.


Responsive Reading


Proverbs 16:17-25,28,29,31,32

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

    18 Pride goeth before destruction,
and an haughty spirit before a fall.

    19 Better it is to be of an humble
spirit with the lowly, than to divide
the spoil with the proud.

    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.

    22 Understanding is a wellspring of
life unto him that hath it: but the
instruction of fools is folly.

    23 The heart of the wise teacheth
his mouth, and addeth learning to his
lips.

    24 Pleasant words are as an
honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and
health to the bones.

    25 There is a way that seemeth
right unto a man, but the end thereof
are the ways of death.

    28 A froward man soweth strife: and
a whisperer separateth chief friends.


    29 A violent man enticeth his
neighbour, and leadeth him into the
way that is not good.

    31 The hoary head is a crown of
glory, if it be found in the way of
righteousness.

    32 He that is slow to anger is
better than the mighty; and he that
ruleth his spirit than he that taketh
a city.


Section 1


Psalm 36:7,9

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

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

Psalm 66:8,9

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

    9 Which holdeth our soul in life,
and suffereth not our feet to be
moved.

***
Acts 17:24,25,28

    24 God that made the world and all
things therein, seeing that he is Lord
of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in
temples made with hands;

    25 Neither is worshipped with men's
hands, as though he needed any thing,
seeing he giveth to all life, and
breath, and all things;

    28 For in him we live, and move,
and have our being; as certain also
of your own poets have said, For we
are also his offspring.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 381:17


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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 249:18-20


    (Illusive dreams)
    Life is, like Christ, "the same yesterday, and to-day, and forever." Organization and time have nothing to do with Life.

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 63:5


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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 209:1


    (Sickness as only thought)
    Man, being immortal, has a perfect indestructible life. It is the mortal belief which makes the body discordant and diseased in proportion as ignorance, fear, or human will governs mortals.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 205:32

    (Redemption from selfishness)
    When we fully understand our relation to the Divine, we can have no other Mind but His, - no other Love, wisdom, or Truth, no other sense of Life, and no consciousness of the existence of matter or error.

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 2


Psalm 16:10,11

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

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

***
John 3:16,17

    16 #For God so loved the world,
that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him
should not perish, but have
everlasting life.

    17 For God sent not his Son into
the world to condemn the world; but
that the world through him might be
saved.
John 10:14,15,17,18

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

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

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

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

***
I John 1:2

    2 (For the life was manifested, and
we have seen it, and bear witness,
and shew unto you that eternal life,
which was with the Father, and was
manifested unto us;)

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 51:12


    (Life-power indestructible)
    Jesus could give his temporal life into his enemies' hands; but when his earth-mission was accomplished, his spiritual life, indestructible and eternal, was found forever the same. He knew that matter had no life and that real Life is God; therefore he could no more be separated from his spiritual Life than God could be extinguished.

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


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 270:31-5


    (Prophetic ignorance)
    The life of Christ Jesus was not miraculous, but it was indigenous to his spirituality, - the good soil wherein the seed of Truth springs up and bears much fruit. Christ's Christianity is the chain of scientific being reappearing in all ages, maintaining its obvious correspondence with the Scriptures and uniting all periods in the design of God.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 43:28-4


    (Divine victory) The Science Jesus taught and lived must triumph over all material beliefs about life, substance, and intelligence, and the multitudinous errors growing from such beliefs.
    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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 509:4


    (Rising to the light)
    Our Master reappeared to his students, - to their apprehension he rose from the grave, - on the third day of his ascending thought, and so presented to them the certain sense of eternal Life.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 289:2


    (The Christ-element)
    Mortal man can never rise from the temporal debris of error, belief in sin, sickness, and death, until he learns that God is the only Life. The belief that life and sensation are in the body should be overcome by the understanding of what constitutes man as the image of God. Then Spirit will have overcome the flesh.


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.

***
John 8:42,47,51-54,56-58

    42 Jesus said unto them, If God
were your Father, ye would love me:
for I proceeded forth and came from
God; neither came I of myself, but he
sent me.

    47 He that is of God heareth God's
words: ye therefore hear them not,
because ye are not of God.

    51 Verily, verily, I say unto you,
If a man keep my saying, he shall
never see death.

    52 Then said the Jews unto him, Now
we know that thou hast a devil.
Abraham is dead, and the prophets;
and thou sayest, If a man keep my
saying, he shall never taste of
death.

    53 Art thou greater than our father
Abraham, which is dead? and the
prophets are dead: whom makest thou
thyself?

    54 Jesus answered, If I honour
myself, my honour is nothing: it is
my Father that honoureth me; of whom
ye say, that he is your God:

    56 Your father Abraham rejoiced to
see my day: and he saw it, and was
glad.

    57 Then said the Jews unto him,
Thou art not yet fifty years old, and
hast thou seen Abraham?

    58 Jesus said unto them, Verily,
verily, I say unto you, Before
Abraham was, I am.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 429:19-24


    (Continuity of existence)
    If man did not exist before the material organization began, he could not exist after the body is disintegrated. If we live after death and are immortal, we must have lived before birth, for if Life ever had any beginning, it must also have an ending, even according to the calculations of natural science.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 555:16-18


    (The origin of divinity)
    Searching for the origin of man, who is the reflection of God, is like inquiring into the origin of God, the self-existent and eternal.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 206:25-28


    (Birth and death unreal)
    Can there be any birth or death for man, the spiritual image and likeness of God? Instead of God sending sickness and death, He destroys them, and brings to light immortality.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 281:10-17


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

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.


Section 4


Deuteronomy 30:11,14,15

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

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

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

***
Proverbs 15:24

    24 The way of life is above to the
wise, that he may depart from hell
beneath.

***
Romans 6:8-13

    8 Now if we be dead with Christ, we
believe that we shall also live with
him:

    9 Knowing that Christ being raised
from the dead dieth no more; death
hath no more dominion over him.

    10 For in that he died, he died
unto sin once: but in that he liveth,
he liveth unto God.

    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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 430:7-11


    (Life all-inclusive)
    When man gives up his belief in death, he will advance more rapidly towards God, Life, and Love. Belief in sickness and death, as certainly as belief in sin, tends to shut out the true sense of Life and health.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 556:10-13


    (The Christian's privilege)
    Mortal belief infolds the conditions of sin. Mortal belief dies to live again in renewed forms, only to go out at last forever; for life everlasting is not to be gained by dying.

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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 203:24-2


    (Suicide and sin)
    Death is not a stepping-stone to Life, immortality, and bliss. The so-called sinner is a suicide. Sin kills the sinner and will continue to kill him so long as he sins. The foam and fury of illegitimate living and of fearful and doleful dying should disappear on the shore of time; then the waves of sin, sorrow, and death beat in vain.
    God, divine good, does not kill a man in order to give him eternal Life, for God alone is man's life. God is at once the centre and circumference of being. It is evil that dies; good dies not.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 409:28-9


    (Death no benefactor)
    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.
    (Life eternal and present)
    "This is life eternal," says Jesus, - is, not shall be; and then he defines everlasting life as a present knowledge of his Father and of himself, - the knowledge of Love, Truth, and Life. "This is life eternal, that they might know Thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom Thou hast sent."


Section 5


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.

***
Proverbs 8:1,32,35,36

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

    32 Now therefore hearken unto me, O
ye children: for blessed are they
that keep my ways.

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

    36 But he that sinneth against me
wrongeth his own soul: all they that
hate me love death.

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.

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


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

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 170:10-17


    (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.
    The demands of Truth are spiritual, and reach the body through Mind. The best interpreter of man's needs said: "Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink."

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 283:24


    (Spiritual structure)
    The divine Principle, or Life, cannot be practically demonstrated in length of days, as it was by the patriarchs, unless its Science be accurately stated. We must receive the divine Principle in the understanding, and live it in daily life; and unless we so do, we can no more demonstrate Science, than we can teach and illustrate geometry by calling a curve a straight line or a straight line a sphere.

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.


Section 6


Malachi 2:1,4-6

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

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

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

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

***
Isaiah 12:2,3

    2 Behold, God is my salvation; I
will trust, and not be afraid: for
the Lord JEHOVAH is my strength and
my song; he also is become my
salvation.

    3 Therefore with joy shall ye draw
water out of the wells of salvation.

***
Revelation 22:14,17

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

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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 215:12,22


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

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.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 264:24


    (Spiritual proofs of existence)
    Spiritual living and blessedness are the only evidences, by which we can recognize true existence and feel the unspeakable peace which comes from an all-absorbing spiritual love.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 325:10


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

Subheadings in this lesson

03 1 - No laws of matter
03 1 - Illusive dreams
03 1 - Spiritual origin
03 1 - Sickness as only thought
03 1 - Redemption from selfishness
03 1 - The stone rolled away
03 2 - Life-power indestructible
03 2 - The Christ-mission
03 2 - Prophetic ignorance
03 2 - Divine victory
03 2 - Rising to the light
03 2 - The Christ-element
03 3 - Continuity of existence
03 3 - The origin of divinity
03 3 - Birth and death unreal
03 3 - God and His image
03 3 - The present immortality
03 4 - Life all-inclusive
03 4 - The Christian's privilege
03 4 - Exercise of Mind faculties
03 4 - Suicide and sin
03 4 - Death no benefactor
03 4 - Life eternal and present
03 5 - Life eternal and present
03 5 - All evil unnatural
03 5 - Physiology unscientific
03 5 - Spiritual structure
03 5 - Crumbs of comfort
03 6 - Real being never lost
03 6 - Light and darkness
03 6 - True nature and origin
03 6 - Spiritual proofs of existence
03 6 - Indestructible being


January 7,1906

Subject: 04

TRUTH.

1ooo



-- Golden Text --

Psalm 31:5

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


Responsive Reading


Isaiah 65:16-25

    16 That he who blesseth himself in
the earth shall bless himself in the
God of truth; and he that sweareth in
the earth shall swear by the God of
truth; because the former troubles
are forgotten, and because they are
hid from mine eyes.

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

    18 But be ye glad and rejoice for
ever in that which I create: for,
behold, I create Jerusalem a
rejoicing, and her people a joy.

    19 And I will rejoice in Jerusalem,
and joy in my people: and the voice
of weeping shall be no more heard in
her, nor the voice of crying.

    20 There shall be no more thence an
infant of days, nor an old man that
hath not filled his days: for the
child shall die an hundred years old;
but the sinner being an hundred years
old shall be accursed.

    21 And they shall build houses, and
inhabit them; and they shall plant
vineyards, and eat the fruit of them.


    22 They shall not build, and
another inhabit; they shall not
plant, and another eat: for as the
days of a tree are the days of my
people, and mine elect shall long
enjoy the work of their hands.

    23 They shall not labour in vain,
nor bring forth for trouble; for they
are the seed of the blessed of the
Lord, and their offspring with them.

    24 And it shall come to pass, that
before they call, I will answer; and
while they are yet speaking, I will
hear.

    25 The wolf and the lamb shall feed
together, and the lion shall eat
straw like the bullock: and dust
shall be the serpent's meat. They
shall not hurt nor destroy in all my
holy mountain, saith the Lord.


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.

***
Numbers 23:19,20

    19 God is not a man, that he should
lie; neither the son of man, that he
should repent: hath he said, and
shall he not do it? or hath he
spoken, and shall he not make it
good?

    20 Behold, I have received
commandment to bless: and he hath
blessed; and I cannot reverse it.

***
Psalm 146:5,6

    5 Happy is he that hath the God of
Jacob for his help, whose hope is in
the Lord his God:

    6 Which made heaven, and earth, the
sea, and all that therein is: which
keepeth truth for ever:

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 257:27


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

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


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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 214:32


    (The senses of Soul)
    Spirit's senses are without pain, and they are forever at peace. Nothing can hide from them the harmony of all things and the might and permanence of Truth.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 130:26-2


    (All evil unnatural)
    If thought is startled at the strong claim of Science for the supremacy of God, or Truth, and doubts the supremacy of good, ought we not, contrariwise, to be astounded at the vigorous claims of evil and doubt them, and no longer think it natural to love sin and unnatural to forsake it, - no longer imagine evil to be ever-present and good absent? Truth should not seem so surprising and unnatural as error, and error should not seem so real as truth.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 243:25


    (Annihilation of error)
    Truth has no consciousness of error. Love has no sense of hatred. Life has no partnership with death. Truth, Life, and Love are a law of annihilation to everything unlike themselves, because they declare nothing except God.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 346:9-13


    (Nothingness of error) The nothingness of nothing is plain; but we need to understand that error is nothing, and that its nothingness is not saved, but must be demonstrated in order to prove the somethingness - yea, the allness - of Truth.


Section 2


Psalm 119:27,29,30

    27 Make me to understand the way of
thy precepts: so shall I talk of thy
wondrous works.

    29 Remove from me the way of lying:
and grant me thy law graciously.

    30 I have chosen the way of truth:
thy judgments have I laid before me.

***
I John 4:1-6

    1 Beloved, believe not every
spirit, but try the spirits whether
they are of God: because many false
prophets are gone out into the world.


    2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God:
Every spirit that confesseth that
Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is
of God:

    3 And every spirit that confesseth
not that Jesus Christ is come in the
flesh is not of God: and this is that
spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have
heard that it should come; and even
now already is it in the world.

    4 Ye are of God, little children,
and have overcome them: because
greater is he that is in you, than he
that is in the world.

    5 They are of the world: therefore
speak they of the world, and the world
heareth them.

    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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 505:7-8,16-28


    (Spiritual firmament)
    Spiritual understanding, by which human conception, material sense, is separated from Truth, is the firmament.
    (Understanding imparted)
    Spirit imparts the understanding which uplifts consciousness and leads into all truth. The Psalmist saith: "The Lord on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, yea, than the mighty waves of the sea." Spiritual sense is the discernment of spiritual good. Understanding is the line of demarcation between the real and unreal. Spiritual understanding unfolds Mind, - Life, Truth, and Love, - and demonstrates the divine sense, giving the spiritual proof of the universe in Christian Science.
    (Original reflected)
    This understanding is not intellectual, is not the result of scholarly attainments; it is the reality of all things brought to light.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 506:5
Understanding is a quality of God, a quality which separates
Christian Science from supposition and makes Truth final.

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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 233:17


    (Christ's mission)
    Ye who can discern the face of the sky, - the sign material, - how much more should ye discern the sign mental, and compass the destruction of sin and sickness by overcoming the thoughts which produce them, and by understanding the spiritual idea which corrects and destroys them. To reveal this truth was our Master's mission to all mankind, including the hearts which rejected him.


Section 3


Psalm 116:1,3,5,8

    1 I love the Lord, because he hath
heard my voice and my supplications.

    3 The sorrows of death compassed
me, and the pains of hell gat hold
upon me: I found trouble and sorrow.

    5 Gracious is the Lord, and
righteous; yea, our God is merciful.

    8 For thou hast delivered my soul
from death, mine eyes from tears, and
my feet from falling.

***
Revelation 1:10,12,13,17,18

    10 I was in the Spirit on the
Lord's day, and heard behind me a
great voice, as of a trumpet,

    12 And I turned to see the voice
that spake with me. And being turned,
I saw seven golden candlesticks;

    13 And in the midst of the seven
candlesticks one like unto the Son of
man, clothed with a garment down to
the foot, and girt about the paps
with a golden girdle.

    17 And when I saw him, I fell at
his feet as dead. And he laid his
right hand upon me, saying unto me,
Fear not; I am the first and the
last:

    18 I am he that liveth, and was
dead; and, behold, I am alive for
evermore, Amen; and have the keys of
hell and of death.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 559:10-16


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

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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 223:14-24


    (The question of the ages)
    The question, "What is Truth," convulses the world. Many are ready to meet this inquiry with the assurance which comes of understanding; but more are blinded by their old illusions, and try to "give it pause." "If the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch."
    The efforts of error to answer this question by some ology are vain. Spiritual rationality and free thought accompany approaching Science, and cannot be put down. They will emancipate humanity, and supplant unscientific means and so-called laws.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 292:1-10


    (Day of judgment)
    When the last mortal fault is destroyed, then the final trump will sound which will end the battle of Truth with error and mortality; "but of that day and hour, knoweth no man." Here prophecy pauses. Divine Science alone can compass the heights and depths of being and reveal the infinite.
    (Primitive error)
    Truth will be to us "the resurrection and the life" only as it destroys all error and the belief that Mind, the only immortality of man, can be fettered by the body, and Life be controlled by death.

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.


Section 4


I Chronicles 28:9

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

***
Isaiah 55:6,7

    6 #Seek ye the Lord while he may be
found, call ye upon him while he is
near:

    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.

***
Matthew 10:32,33

    32 Whosoever therefore shall
confess me before men, him will I
confess also before my Father which
is in heaven.

    33 But whosoever shall deny me
before men, him will I also deny
before my Father which is in heaven.

***
II Timothy 2:11-13

    11 It is a faithful saying: For if
we be dead with him, we shall also
live with him:

    12 If we suffer, we shall also
reign with him: if we deny him, he
also will deny us:

    13 If we believe not, yet he
abideth faithful: he cannot deny
himself.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 372:26


    (Recognition of benefits)
    In Christian Science, a denial of Truth is fatal, while a just acknowledgment of Truth and of what it has done for us is an effectual help. If pride, superstition, or any error prevents the honest recognition of benefits received, this will be a hindrance to the recovery of the sick and the success of the student.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 5:29


    (Diabolism destroyed)
    An apostle says that the Son of God [Christ] came to "destroy the works of the devil." We should follow our divine Exemplar, and seek the destruction of all evil works, error and disease included. We cannot escape the penalty due for sin. The Scriptures say, that if we deny Christ, "he also will deny us."

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 342:5-12


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

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 450:15


    (Touchstone of Science)
    Some people yield slowly to the touch of Truth. Few yield without a struggle, and many are reluctant to acknowledge that they have yielded; but unless this admission is made, evil will boast itself above good. The Christian Scientist has enlisted to lessen evil, disease, and death; and he will overcome them by understanding their nothingness and the allness of God, or good. Sickness to him is no less a temptation than is sin, and he heals them both by understanding God's power over them. The Christian Scientist knows that they are errors of belief, which Truth can and will destroy.


Section 5


Deuteronomy 7:1,2

    1 When the Lord thy God shall
bring thee into the land whither thou
goest to possess it, and hath cast out
many nations before thee, the
Hittites, and the Girgashites, and
the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and
the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and
the Jebusites, seven nations greater
and mightier than thou;

    2 And when the Lord thy God shall
deliver them before thee; thou shalt
smite them, and utterly destroy them;
thou shalt make no covenant with
them, nor shew mercy unto them:

***
I Samuel 5:1-5

    1 And the Philistines took the ark
of God, and brought it from Ebenezer
unto Ashdod.

    2 When the Philistines took the ark
of God, they brought it into the
house of Dagon, and set it by Dagon.

    3 #And when they of Ashdod arose
early on the morrow, behold, Dagon
was fallen upon his face to the earth
before the ark of the Lord. And they
took Dagon, and set him in his place
again.

    4 And when they arose early on the
morrow morning, behold, Dagon was
fallen upon his face to the ground
before the ark of the Lord; and the
head of Dagon and both the palms of
his hands were cut off upon the
threshold; only the stump of Dagon
was left to him.

    5 Therefore neither the priests of
Dagon, nor any that come into Dagon's
house, tread on the threshold of
Dagon in Ashdod unto this day.

***
Matthew 10:34

    34 Think not that I am come to send
peace on earth: I came not to send
peace, but a sword.

***
II Corinthians 6:14,15,17,18

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

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

    17 Wherefore come out from among
them, and be ye separate, saith the
Lord, and touch not the unclean
thing; and I will receive you,

    18 And will be a Father unto you,
and ye shall be my sons and
daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 282:17-21


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

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 474:31

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


    (Truth destroys falsity)
    Truth destroys falsity and error, for light and darkness cannot dwell together. Light extinguishes the darkness, and the Scripture declares that there is "no night there." To Truth there is no error, - all is Truth. To infinite Spirit there is no matter, - all is Spirit, divine Principle and its idea.

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


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

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 356:9

    (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."

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 539:19


    (A type of falsehood)
    It is false to say that Truth and error commingle in creation. In parable and argument, this falsity is exposed by our Master as self-evidently wrong. Disputing these points with the Pharisees and arguing for the Science of creation, Jesus said: "Do men gather grapes of thorns?" Paul asked: "What communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial?"

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 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.


Section 6


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.

***
Romans 13:11-14

    11 And that, knowing the time, that
now it is high time to awake out of
sleep: for now is our salvation
nearer than when we believed.

    12 The night is far spent, the day
is at hand: let us therefore cast off
the works of darkness, and let us put
on the armour of light.

    13 Let us walk honestly, as in the
day; not in rioting and drunkenness,
not in chambering and wantonness, not
in strife and envying.

    14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus
Christ, and make not provision for
the flesh, to fulfil the lusts
thereof.
Romans 8:11,19,21

    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.

    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.

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.

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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 230:1-8

    (Sickness from mortal mind)
    If sickness is real, it belongs to immortality; if true, it is a part of Truth. Would you attempt with drugs, or without, to destroy a quality or condition of Truth? But if sickness and sin are illusions, the awakening from this mortal dream, or illusion, will bring us into health, holiness, and immortality. This awakening is the forever coming of Christ, the advanced appearing of Truth, which casts out error and heals the sick.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 288:10-14,31-1


    (The great conflict) When the final physical and moral effects of Christian Science are fully apprehended, the conflict between truth and error, understanding and belief, Science and material sense, foreshadowed by the prophets and inaugurated by Jesus, will cease, and spiritual harmony reign.
    (The Christ-element)
    The eternal Truth destroys what mortals seem to have learned from error, and man's real existence as a child of God comes to light.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 350:6-11


    (Both words and works)
    To understand all our Master's sayings as recorded in the New Testament, sayings infinitely important, his followers must grow into that stature of manhood in Christ Jesus which enables them to interpret his spiritual meaning. Then they know how Truth casts out error and heals the sick.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 351:8

    (Truth a present help)
    The author became a member of the orthodox Congregational Church in early years. Later she learned that her own prayers failed to heal her as did the prayers of her devout parents and the church; but when the spiritual sense of the creed was discerned in the Science of Christianity, this spiritual sense was a present help. It was the living, palpitating presence of Christ, Truth, which healed the sick.

Subheadings in this lesson

04 1 - Inexhaustible divine Love
04 1 - Vain ecstasies
04 1 - The senses of Soul
04 1 - All evil unnatural
04 1 - Annihilation of error
04 1 - Nothingness of error
04 2 - Spiritual firmament
04 2 - Understanding imparted
04 2 - Original reflected
04 2 - Spiritual ideas apprehended
04 2 - Christ's mission
04 3 - Truth's volume
04 3 - Dragon cast down to earth
04 3 - The question of the ages
04 3 - Day of judgment
04 3 - Primitive error
04 3 - The counterfeit forces
04 4 - Recognition of benefits
04 4 - Diabolism destroyed
04 4 - Commands of Jesus
04 4 - Touchstone of Science
04 5 - Opposite symbols
04 5 - Truth destroys falsity
04 5 - Weakness of material theories
04 5 - Irreconcilable differences
04 5 - A type of falsehood
04 5 - Mixed testimony
04 6 - Sickness akin to sin
04 6 - Light and darkness
04 6 - Sickness from mortal mind
04 6 - The great conflict
04 6 - The Christ-element
04 6 - Both words and works
04 6 - Truth a present help


January 21,1906

Subject: 05

LOVE.

ooo1



-- Golden Text --

John 14:23

    23 Jesus answered and said unto
him, If a man love me, he will keep
my words: and my Father will love
him, and we will come unto him, and
make our abode with him.


Responsive Reading


I John 4:7-18

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

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

    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.

    11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we
ought also to love one another.

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

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

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

    15 Whosoever shall confess that
Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth
in him, and he in God.

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

    17 Herein is our love made perfect,
that we may have boldness in the day
of judgment: because as he is, so are
we in this world.

    18 There is no fear in love; but
perfect love casteth out fear:
because fear hath torment. He that
feareth is not made perfect in love.


Section 1


Psalm 23:1

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

***
Jeremiah 31:1,3,10

    1 At the same time, saith the
Lord, will I be the God of all the
families of Israel, and they shall be
my people.

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

    10 #Hear the word of the Lord, O ye
nations, and declare it in the isles
afar off, and say, He that scattered
Israel will gather him, and keep him,
as a shepherd doth his flock.

***
Ezekiel 34:11,14,31

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

    14 I will feed them in a good
pasture, and upon the high mountains
of Israel shall their fold be: there
shall they lie in a good fold, and in
a fat pasture shall they feed upon
the mountains of Israel.

    31 And ye my flock, the flock of my
pasture, are men, and I am your God,
saith the Lord God.

***
John 10:7,9

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

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

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 576:26-4


    (Divine sense of Deity)
    The term Lord, as used in our version of the Old Testament, is often synonymous with Jehovah, and expresses the Jewish concept, not yet elevated to deific apprehension through spiritual transfiguration. Yet the word gradually approaches a higher meaning. This human sense of Deity yields to the divine sense, even as the material sense of personality yields to the incorporeal sense of God and man as the infinite Principle and infinite idea, - as one Father with His universal family, held in the gospel of Love.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 577:32-5(to .)

    ( - Psalm XXIII -)
    In the following Psalm one word shows, though faintly, the light which Christian Science throws on the Scriptures by substituting for the corporeal sense, the incorporeal or spiritual sense of Deity: -


PSALM XXIII



    [Divine Love] is my shepherd; I shall not want.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 494:10-11

(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) Divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 224:22


    (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?

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 227:19-26

    (Native freedom) Love and Truth make free, but evil and error lead into captivity.


    (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.


Section 2


Deuteronomy 8:6-8

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

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

    8 A land of wheat, and barley, and
vines, and fig trees, and
pomegranates; a land of oil olive,
and honey;

***
Psalm 23:2

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

***
Isaiah 48:17,18

    17 Thus saith the Lord, thy
Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I
am the Lord thy God which teacheth
thee to profit, which leadeth thee by
the way that thou shouldest go.

    18 O that thou hadst hearkened to
my commandments! then had thy peace
been as a river, and thy
righteousness as the waves of the
sea:

***
John 14:21

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

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 578:6


    ( - Psalm XXIII -)
    [Love] maketh me to lie down in green pastures: [Love] leadeth me beside the still waters.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 13:2


    (Love impartial and universal) Love is impartial and universal in its adaptation and bestowals. It is the open fount which cries, "Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters."

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 518:19


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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 501:10

    (Spiritual interpretation)
    The incarnation of Truth, that amplification of wonder and glory which angels could only whisper and which God illustrated by light and harmony, is consonant with ever-present Love. So-called mystery and miracle, which subserve the end of natural good, are explained by that Love for whose rest the weary ones sigh when needing something more native to their immortal cravings than the history of perpetual evil.


Section 3


Psalm 23:3

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

***
Jeremiah 30:18,20

    18 #Thus saith the Lord; Behold, I
will bring again the captivity of
Jacob's tents, and have mercy on his
dwellingplaces; and the city shall be
builded upon her own heap, and the
palace shall remain after the manner
thereof.

    20 Their children also shall be as
aforetime, and their congregation
shall be established before me, and I
will punish all that oppress them.

***
Isaiah 32:17,18

    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;

***
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.

***
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.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 578:8


    ( - Psalm XXIII -)
    [Love] restoreth my soul [spiritual sense]: [Love] leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 308:16-23,32


    (Wrestling of Jacob)
    Jacob was alone, wrestling with error, - struggling with a mortal sense of life, substance, and intelligence as existent in matter with its false pleasures and pains, - when an angel, a message from Truth and Love, appeared to him and smote the sinew, or strength, of his error, till he saw its unreality; and Truth, being thereby understood, gave him spiritual strength in this Peniel of divine Science.
    Then Jacob questioned his deliverer, "Tell me, I pray thee, thy name;" but this appellation was withheld, for the messenger was not a corporeal being, but a nameless, incorporeal impartation of divine Love to man, which, to use the word of the Psalmist, restored his Soul, - gave him the spiritual sense of being and rebuked his material sense.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 323:6

    (A bright outlook)
    Through the wholesome chastisements of Love, we are helped onward in the march towards righteousness, peace, and purity, which are the landmarks of Science. Beholding the infinite tasks of truth, we pause, - wait on God. Then we push onward, until boundless thought walks enraptured, and conception unconfined is winged to reach the divine glory.


Section 4


Psalm 23:4

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

***
I Peter 3:12,13

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

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

***
Mark 6:7,8,12,13

    7 #And he called unto him the
twelve, and began to send them forth
by two and two; and gave them power
over unclean spirits;

    8 And commanded them that they
should take nothing for their
journey, save a staff only; no scrip,
no bread, no money in their purse:

    12 And they went out, and preached
that men should repent.

    13 And they cast out many devils,
and anointed with oil many that were
sick, and healed them.

***
Romans 8:35-39

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

    36 As it is written, For thy sake
we are killed all the day long; we
are accounted as sheep for the
slaughter.

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

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

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

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 578:10


    ( - Psalm XXIII -)
    Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for [Love] is with me; [Love's] rod and [Love's] staff they comfort me.

596:23-25 Chapter 17: Glossary
(VALLEY)

    Though the way is dark in mortal sense, divine Life and Love illumine it, destroy the unrest of mortal thought, the fear of death, and the supposed reality of error.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 514:26-28


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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 243:4


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

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 380:19


    (Benefits of metaphysics)
    Nothing but the power of Truth can prevent the fear of error, and prove man's dominion over error.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 381:17

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


Section 5


Psalm 23:5

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

***
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.

***
Matthew 15:32-37

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

    33 And his disciples say unto him,
Whence should we have so much bread in
the wilderness, as to fill so great a
multitude?

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

    35 And he commanded the multitude
to sit down on the ground.

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

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

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 578:13


    ( - Psalm XXIII -)
    [Love] prepareth a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: [Love] anointeth my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

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.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 135:17


    (Fear and sickness identical)
    There is to-day danger of repeating the offence of the Jews by limiting the Holy One of Israel and asking: "Can God furnish a table in the wilderness?" What cannot God do?

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 2:23


    (God's standard)
    God is Love. Can we ask Him to be more? God is intelligence. Can we inform the infinite Mind of anything He does not already comprehend? Do we expect to change perfection? Shall we plead for more at the open fount, which is pouring forth more than we accept? The unspoken desire does bring us nearer the source of all existence and blessedness.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 442:22-25


    (Christ the great physician)
    Christ, Truth, gives mortals temporary food and clothing until the material, transformed with the ideal, disappears, and man is clothed and fed spiritually.


Section 6


Psalm 23:6

    6 Surely goodness and mercy shall
follow me all the days of my life:
and I will dwell in the house of the
Lord for ever.
Psalm 48:1-3

    1 Great is the Lord, and greatly
to be praised in the city of our God,
in the mountain of his holiness.

    2 Beautiful for situation, the joy
of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on
the sides of the north, the city of
the great King.

    3 God is known in her palaces for a
refuge.

***
II Corinthians 5:1

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

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


    (Scientific finalities)
    The Revelator tells us of "a new heaven and a new earth." Have you ever pictured this heaven and earth, inhabited by beings under the control of supreme wisdom?

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


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

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 574:6-24

    (Vials of wrath and consolation)
    And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will show thee the bride, the Lamb's wife.



    This ministry of Truth, this message from divine Love, carried John away in spirit. It exalted him till he became conscious of the spiritual facts of being and the "New Jerusalem, coming down from God, out of heaven," - the spiritual outpouring of bliss and glory, which he describes as the city which "lieth foursquare." The beauty of this text is, that the sum total of human misery, represented by the seven angelic vials full of seven plagues, has full compensation in the law of Love. Note this, - that the very message, or swift-winged thought, which poured forth hatred and torment, brought also the experience which at last lifted the seer to behold the great city, the four equal sides of which were heaven-bestowed and heaven-bestowing.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 575:22

    (The royally divine gates)
    As the Psalmist saith, "Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King." It is indeed a city of the Spirit, fair, royal, and square. Northward, its gates open to the North Star, the Word, the polar magnet of Revelation; eastward, to the star seen by the Wisemen of the Orient, who followed it to the manger of Jesus; southward, to the genial tropics, with the Southern Cross in the skies, - the Cross of Calvary, which binds human society into solemn union; westward, to the grand realization of the Golden Shore of Love and the Peaceful Sea of Harmony.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 577:12

    (The city of our God)
    This spiritual, holy habitation has no boundary nor limit, but its four cardinal points are: first, the Word of Life, Truth, and Love; second, the Christ, the spiritual idea of God; third, Christianity, which is the outcome of the divine Principle of the Christ-idea in Christian history; fourth, Christian Science, which to-day and forever interprets this great example and the great Exemplar. This city of our God has no need of sun or satellite, for Love is the light of it, and divine Mind is its own interpreter. All who are saved must walk in this light. Mighty potentates and dynasties will lay down their honors within the heavenly city. Its gates open towards light and glory both within and without, for all is good, and nothing can enter that city, which "defileth, . . . or maketh a lie."

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 578:16

    ( - Psalm XXIII -)
    Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house [the consciousness] of [Love] for ever.

Subheadings in this lesson

05 1 - Divine sense of Deity
05 1 - - Psalm XXIII -
05 1 - Inexhaustible divine Love
05 1 - Sectarianism and opposition
05 1 - Native freedom
05 1 - Standard of liberty
05 2 - - Psalm XXIII -
05 2 - Love impartial and universal
05 2 - Assistance in brotherhood
05 2 - Spiritual interpretation
05 3 - - Psalm XXIII -
05 3 - Wrestling of Jacob
05 3 - A bright outlook
05 4 - - Psalm XXIII -
05 4 - Creatures of God useful
05 4 - Ancient and modern miracles
05 4 - Benefits of metaphysics
05 4 - No laws of matter
05 5 - - Psalm XXIII -
05 5 - Crumbs of comfort
05 5 - Fear and sickness identical
05 5 - God's standard
05 5 - Christ the great physician
05 6 - Scientific finalities
05 6 - True estimate of God's messenger
05 6 - Vials of wrath and consolation
05 6 - The royally divine gates
05 6 - The city of our God
05 6 - - Psalm XXIII -


January 28,1906

Subject: 06

SPIRIT.

oo1o



-- Golden Text --

Galatians 5:22,23

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

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


Responsive Reading


Matthew 21:33-43

    33 #Hear another parable: There was
a certain householder, which planted
a vineyard, and hedged it round
about, and digged a winepress in it,
and built a tower, and let it out to
husbandmen, and went into a far
country:

    34 And when the time of the fruit
drew near, he sent his servants to
the husbandmen, that they might
receive the fruits of it.

    35 And the husbandmen took his
servants, and beat one, and killed
another, and stoned another.

    36 Again, he sent other servants
more than the first: and they did
unto them likewise.

    37 But last of all he sent unto
them his son, saying, They will
reverence my son.

    38 But when the husbandmen saw the
son, they said among themselves, This
is the heir; come, let us kill him,
and let us seize on his inheritance.

    39 And they caught him, and cast
him out of the vineyard, and slew
him.

    40 When the lord therefore of the
vineyard cometh, what will he do unto
those husbandmen?

    41 They say unto him, He will
miserably destroy those wicked men,
and will let out his vineyard unto
other husbandmen, which shall render
him the fruits in their seasons.

    42 Jesus saith unto them, Did ye
never read in the scriptures, The
stone which the builders rejected,
the same is become the head of the
corner: this is the Lord's doing, and
it is marvellous in our eyes?

    43 Therefore say I unto you, The
kingdom of God shall be taken from
you, and given to a nation bringing
forth the fruits thereof.


Section 1


Song 4:16

    16 #Awake, O north wind; and come,
thou south; blow upon my garden, that
the spices thereof may flow out. Let
my beloved come into his garden, and
eat his pleasant fruits.
Song 2:3,4

    3 As the apple tree among the trees
of the wood, so is my beloved among
the sons. I sat down under his shadow
with great delight, and his fruit was
sweet to my taste.

    4 He brought me to the banqueting
house, and his banner over me was
love.

***
John 13:34,35

    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.

***
Romans 13:8

    8 Owe no man any thing, but to love
one another: for he that loveth
another hath fulfilled the law.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 451:16


    (Treasure in heaven)
    If our hopes and affections are spiritual, they come from above, not from beneath, and they bear as of old the fruits of the Spirit.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 496:5,13

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


    (Rudiments of growth)
    You will learn that in Christian Science the first duty is to obey God, to have one Mind, and to love another as yourself.
    (Condition of progress)
    Your fruits will prove what the understanding of God brings to man. Hold perpetually this thought, - that it is the spiritual idea, the Holy Ghost and Christ, which enables you to demonstrate, with scientific certainty, the rule of healing, based upon its divine Principle, Love, underlying, overlying, and encompassing all true being.

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


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

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.

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.


Section 2


Psalm 51:12,13

    12 Restore unto me the joy of thy
salvation; and uphold me with thy
free spirit.

    13 Then will I teach transgressors
thy ways; and sinners shall be
converted unto thee.

***
Jeremiah 15:16

    16 Thy words were found, and I did
eat them; and thy word was unto me the
joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for
I am called by thy name, O Lord God
of hosts.

***
John 15:11,16

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

    16 Ye have not chosen me, but I
have chosen you, and ordained you,
that ye should go and bring forth
fruit, and that your fruit should
remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask
of the Father in my name, he may give
it you.

***
Philipians 1:18,25,26

    18 What then? notwithstanding,
every way, whether in pretence, or in
truth, Christ is preached; and I
therein do rejoice, yea, and will
rejoice.

    25 And having this confidence, I
know that I shall abide and continue
with you all for your furtherance and
joy of faith;

    26 That your rejoicing may be more
abundant in Jesus Christ for me by my
coming to you again.

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 58:2-11


    (Help and discipline)
    Unity of spirit gives new pinions to joy, or else joy's drooping wings trail in dust.
    (Chord and discord)
    Ill-arranged notes produce discord. Tones of the human mind may be different, but they should be concordant in order to blend properly. Unselfish ambition, noble life-motives, and purity, - these constituents of thought, mingling, constitute individually and collectively true happiness, strength, and permanence.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 265:23


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

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 66:11


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

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 76:22-26


    (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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 304:9


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


Section 3


Isaiah 57:19,21

    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.

    21 There is no peace, saith my God,
to the wicked.

***
Psalm 119:165

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

***
John 14:27

    27 Peace I leave with you, my peace
I give unto you: not as the world
giveth, give I unto you. Let not your
heart be troubled, neither let it be
afraid.

***
I Thessalonians 5:19,23

    19 Quench not the Spirit.

    23 And the very God of peace
sanctify you wholly; and I pray God
your whole spirit and soul and body
be preserved blameless unto the
coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 264:20(only),24


    (Spiritual proofs of existence)
    Spirit and its formations are the only realities of being.
    Spiritual living and blessedness are the only evidences, by which we can recognize true existence and feel the unspeakable peace which comes from an all-absorbing spiritual love.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 265:5-15

    (Godward gravitation)
    Mortals must gravitate Godward, their affections and aims grow spiritual, - they must near the broader interpretations of being, and gain some proper sense of the infinite, - in order that sin and mortality may be put off.
    This scientific sense of being, forsaking matter for Spirit, by no means suggests man's absorption into Deity and the loss of his identity, but confers upon man enlarged individuality, a wider sphere of thought and action, a more expansive love, a higher and more permanent peace.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 506:10


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 329:26(begin If)


    (Error destroyed, not pardoned) If men understood their real spiritual source to be all blessedness, they would struggle for recourse to the spiritual and be at peace; but the deeper the error into which mortal mind is plunged, the more intense the opposition to spirituality, till error yields to Truth.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 324:7-12

    (Narrow pathway)
    Unless the harmony and immortality of man are becoming more apparent, we are not gaining the true idea of God; and the body will reflect what governs it, whether it be Truth or error, understanding or belief, Spirit or matter. Therefore "acquaint now thyself with Him, and be at peace."


Section 4


Colossians 1:3,10,11

    3 We give thanks to God and the
Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
praying always for you,

    10 That ye might walk worthy of the
Lord unto all pleasing, being
fruitful in every good work, and
increasing in the knowledge of God;

    11 Strengthened with all might,
according to his glorious power, unto
all patience and longsuffering with
joyfulness;

***
I Thessalonians 2:7,8

    7 But we were gentle among you,
even as a nurse cherisheth her
children:

    8 So being affectionately desirous
of you, we were willing to have
imparted unto you, not the gospel of
God only, but also our own souls,
because ye were dear unto us.

***
James 3:17

    17 But the wisdom that is from
above is first pure, then peaceable,
gentle, and easy to be intreated,
full of mercy and good fruits,
without partiality, and without
hypocrisy.

***
II Timothy 2:24,25

    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;

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 485:14-17

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


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

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 574:27


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

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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 366:30

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

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 454:22


    (Love the incentive)
    Wait patiently for divine Love to move upon the waters of mortal mind, and form the perfect concept. Patience must "have her perfect work."


Section 5


Ephesians 5:9

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

***
Psalm 107:8,9

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

    9 For he satisfieth the longing
soul, and filleth the hungry soul
with goodness.
Psalm 65:1,11

    1 Praise waiteth for thee, O God,
in Sion: and unto thee shall the vow
be performed.

    11 Thou crownest the year with thy
goodness; and thy paths drop fatness.

***
Mark 11:22-24

    22 And Jesus answering saith unto
them, Have faith in God.

    23 For verily I say unto you, That
whosoever shall say unto this
mountain, Be thou removed, and be
thou cast into the sea; and shall not
doubt in his heart, but shall believe
that those things which he saith
shall come to pass; he shall have
whatsoever he saith.

    24 Therefore I say unto you, What
things soever ye desire, when ye
pray, believe that ye receive them,
and ye shall have them.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 277:7-9


    (Like evolving like)
    Good cannot result in evil. As God Himself is good and is Spirit, goodness and spirituality must be immortal.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 213:11


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

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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 368:14

    (Results of faith in Truth)
    When we come to have more faith in the truth of being than we have in error, more faith in Spirit than in matter, more faith in living than in dying, more faith in God than in man, then no material suppositions can prevent us from healing the sick and destroying error.

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.


Section 6


Song 6:11

    11 I went down into the garden of
nuts to see the fruits of the valley,
and to see whether the vine
flourished, and the pomegranates
budded.

***
Zephaniah 2:3(to ;)

    3 Seek ye the Lord, all ye meek of
the earth, which have wrought his
judgment;

***
Psalm 25:9

    9 The meek will he guide in
judgment: and the meek will he teach
his way.
Psalm 149:4

    4 For the Lord taketh pleasure in
his people: he will beautify the meek
with salvation.

***
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.

***
Galatians 6:1,16

    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.

    16 And as many as walk according to
this rule, peace be on them, and
mercy, and upon the Israel of God.

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


    (Efficacious petitions)
    What we most need is the prayer of fervent desire for growth in grace, expressed in patience, meekness, love, and good deeds.

596:20,25 Chapter 17: Glossary
(VALLEY)

    VALLEY. Depression; meekness; darkness.
    Christian Science, contradicting sense, maketh the valley to bud and blossom as the rose.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 272:3-8


    (Spirituality of Scripture)
    The spiritual sense of truth must be gained before Truth can be understood. This sense is assimilated only as we are honest, unselfish, loving, and meek. In the soil of an "honest and good heart" the seed must be sown; else it beareth not much fruit, for the swinish element in human nature uproots it.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 343:21-32


    (Proof from miracles)
    It would sometimes seem as if truth were rejected because meekness and spirituality are the conditions of its acceptance, while Christendom generally demands so much less.
    (Example of the disciples)
    Anciently those apostles who were Jesus' students, as well as Paul who was not one of his students, healed the sick and reformed the sinner by their religion. Hence the mistake which allows words, rather than works, to follow such examples! Whoever is the first meekly and conscientiously to press along the line of gospel-healing, is often accounted a heretic.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 348:26

    (Full fruitage yet to come)
    I have never supposed the world would immediately witness the full fruitage of Christian Science, or that sin, disease, and death would not be believed for an indefinite time; but this I do aver, that, as a result of teaching Christian Science, ethics and temperance have received an impulse, health has been restored, and longevity increased. If such are the present fruits, what will the harvest be, when this Science is more generally understood?

Subheadings in this lesson

06 1 - Treasure in heaven
06 1 - Rudiments of growth
06 1 - Condition of progress
06 1 - Derivatives of spirit
06 1 - Practical religion
06 1 - Help and discipline
06 2 - Help and discipline
06 2 - Chord and discord
06 2 - Blessings from pain
06 2 - Salutary sorrow
06 2 - Immaterial pleasure
06 2 - Man inseparable from Love
06 3 - Spiritual proofs of existence
06 3 - Godward gravitation
06 3 - Exalted thought
06 3 - Error destroyed, not pardoned
06 3 - Narrow pathway
06 4 - Scientific translations
06 4 - Spiritual wedlock
06 4 - Truth desecrated
06 4 - Genuine healing
06 4 - Love the incentive
06 5 - Like evolving like
06 5 - Good indefinable
06 5 - Love casteth out fear
06 5 - Results of faith in Truth
06 5 - Perfection gained slowly
06 6 - Efficacious petitions
06 6 - Spirituality of Scripture
06 6 - Proof from miracles
06 6 - Example of the disciples
06 6 - Full fruitage yet to come


February 4,1906

Subject: 07

SOUL.

o1oo



-- Golden Text --

Psalm 138:3

    3 In the day when I cried thou
answeredst me, and strengthenedst me
with strength in my soul.


Responsive Reading


I Kings 8:27-30,54-61

    27 But will God indeed dwell on the
earth? behold, the heaven and heaven
of heavens cannot contain thee; how
much less this house that I have
builded?

    28 Yet have thou respect unto the
prayer of thy servant, and to his
supplication, O Lord my God, to
hearken unto the cry and to the
prayer, which thy servant prayeth
before thee to day:

    29 That thine eyes may be open
toward this house night and day, even
toward the place of which thou hast
said, My name shall be there: that
thou mayest hearken unto the prayer
which thy servant shall make toward
this place.

    30 And hearken thou to the
supplication of thy servant, and of
thy people Israel, when they shall
pray toward this place: and hear thou
in heaven thy dwelling place: and
when thou hearest, forgive.

    54 And it was so, that when Solomon
had made an end of praying all this
prayer and supplication unto the
Lord, he arose from before the altar
of the Lord, from kneeling on his
knees with his hands spread up to
heaven.

    55 And he stood, and blessed all
the congregation of Israel with a
loud voice, saying,

    56 Blessed be the Lord, that hath
given rest unto his people Israel,
according to all that he promised:
there hath not failed one word of all
his good promise, which he promised
by the hand of Moses his servant.

    57 The Lord our God be with us, as
he was with our fathers: let him not
leave us, nor forsake us:

    58 That he may incline our hearts
unto him, to walk in all his ways,
and to keep his commandments, and his
statutes, and his judgments, which he
commanded our fathers.

    59 And let these my words,
wherewith I have made supplication
before the Lord, be nigh unto the
Lord our God day and night, that he
maintain the cause of his servant,
and the cause of his people Israel at
all times, as the matter shall
require:

    60 That all the people of the earth
may know that the Lord is God, and
that there is none else.

    61 Let your heart therefore be
perfect with the Lord our God, to
walk in his statutes, and to keep his
commandments, as at this day.


Section 1


I Kings 8:22,23,27

    22 #And Solomon stood before the
altar of the Lord in the presence of
all the congregation of Israel, and
spread forth his hands toward heaven:


    23 And he said, Lord God of Israel,
there is no God like thee, in heaven
above, or on earth beneath, who
keepest covenant and mercy with thy
servants that walk before thee with
all their heart:

    27 But will God indeed dwell on the
earth? behold, the heaven and heaven
of heavens cannot contain thee; how
much less this house that I have
builded?

***
Psalm 57:11

    11 Be thou exalted, O God, above
the heavens: let thy glory be above
all the earth.

***
Habakkuk 2:14

    14 For the earth shall be filled
with the knowledge of the glory of
the Lord, as the waters cover the
sea.

***
Malachi 1:11

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 335:16-18(to .)

  (- 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.

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


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

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 466:19

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


    (Mankind redeemed)
    The term souls or spirits is as improper as the term gods. Soul or Spirit signifies Deity and nothing else. There is no finite soul nor spirit. Soul or Spirit means only one Mind, and cannot be rendered in the plural. Heathen mythology and Jewish theology have perpetuated the fallacy that intelligence, soul, and life can be in matter; and idolatry and ritualism are the outcome of all man-made beliefs. The Science of Christianity comes with fan in hand to separate the chaff from the wheat. Science will declare God aright, and Christianity will demonstrate this declaration and its divine Principle, making mankind better physically, morally, and spiritually.

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


    (Spirits obsolete) As light destroys darkness and in the place of darkness all is light, so (in absolute Science) Soul, or God, is the only truth-giver to man.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 310:11


    (The central intelligence)
    Day may decline and shadows fall, but darkness flees when the earth has again turned upon its axis. The sun is not affected by the revolution of the earth. So Science reveals Soul as God, untouched by sin and death, - as the central Life and intelligence around which circle harmoniously all things in the systems of Mind.


Section 2


Psalm 42:1,2

    1 As the hart panteth after the
water brooks, so panteth my soul
after thee, O God.

    2 My soul thirsteth for God, for
the living God: when shall I come and
appear before God?

***
Isaiah 26:8,9

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

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

***
Ezekiel 18:26,27

    26 When a righteous man turneth
away from his righteousness, and
committeth iniquity, and dieth in
them; for his iniquity that he hath
done shall he die.

    27 Again, when the wicked man
turneth away from his wickedness that
he hath committed, and doeth that
which is lawful and right, he shall
save his soul alive.

***
Hebrews 10:38,39

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

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

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 481:24-12

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


    (Sense and pure Soul)
    If Soul sins, it must be mortal. Sin has the elements of self-destruction. It cannot sustain itself. If sin is supported, God must uphold it, and this is impossible, since Truth cannot support error. Soul is the divine Principle of man and never sins, - hence the immortality of Soul. In Science we learn that it is material sense, not Soul, which sins; and it will be found that it is the sense of sin which is lost, and not a sinful soul. When reading the Scriptures, the substitution of the word sense for soul gives the exact meaning in a majority of cases.
    (Soul defined)
    Human thought has adulterated the meaning of the word soul through the hypothesis that soul is both an evil and a good intelligence, resident in matter. The proper use of the word soul can always be gained by substituting the word God, where the deific meaning is required. In other cases, use the word sense, and you will have the scientific signification. As used in Christian Science, Soul is properly the synonym of Spirit, or God; but out of Science, soul is identical with sense, with material sensation.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 215:4


    (Real being never lost)
    If Spirit, Soul, could sin or be lost, then being and immortality would be lost, together with all the faculties of Mind; but being cannot be lost while God exists. Soul and matter are at variance from the very necessity of their opposite natures. Mortals are unacquainted with the reality of existence, because matter and mortality do not reflect the facts of Spirit.

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 3


Isaiah 1:10,11,14

    10 #Hear the word of the Lord, ye
rulers of Sodom; give ear unto the
law of our God, ye people of
Gomorrah.

    11 To what purpose is the multitude
of your sacrifices unto me? saith the
Lord: I am full of the burnt
offerings of rams, and the fat of fed
beasts; and I delight not in the
blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of
he goats.

    14 Your new moons and your
appointed feasts my soul hateth: they
are a trouble unto me; I am weary to
bear them.

***
Luke 12:16-21

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

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

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

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

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

    21 So is he that layeth up treasure
for himself, and is not rich toward
God.

***
Revelation 18:14,21

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

    21 And a mighty angel took up a
stone like a great millstone, and
cast it into the sea, saying, Thus
with violence shall that great city
Babylon be thrown down, and shall be
found no more at all.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 281:27-1


    (The true new idea)
    Divine Science does not put new wine into old bottles, Soul into matter, nor the infinite into the finite. Our false views of matter perish as we grasp the facts of Spirit. The old belief must be cast out or the new idea will be spilled, and the inspiration, which is to change our standpoint, will be lost.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 480:12

(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


    (Harmony from Spirit)
    Material sense has its realm apart from Science in the unreal. Harmonious action proceeds from Spirit, God. Inharmony has no Principle; its action is erroneous and presupposes man to be in matter. Inharmony would make matter the cause as well as the effect of intelligence, or Soul, thus attempting to separate Mind from God.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 240:10-14,27


    (Perpetual motion)
    In the order of Science, in which the Principle is above what it reflects, all is one grand concord. Change this statement, suppose Mind to be governed by matter or Soul in body, and you lose the keynote of being, and there is continual discord.
    (Progress demanded)
    In trying to undo the errors of sense one must pay fully and fairly the utmost farthing, until all error is finally brought into subjection to Truth. The divine method of paying sin's wages involves unwinding one's snarls, and learning from experience how to divide between sense and Soul.

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.

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


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


Section 4


Isaiah 42:1

    1 Behold my servant, whom I
uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul
delighteth; I have put my spirit upon
him: he shall bring forth judgment to
the Gentiles.
Isaiah 60:21

    21 Thy people also shall be all
righteous: they shall inherit the
land for ever, the branch of my
planting, the work of my hands, that
I may be glorified.
Isaiah 61:9

    9 And their seed shall be known
among the Gentiles, and their
offspring among the people: all that
see them shall acknowledge them, that
they are the seed which the Lord hath
blessed.

***
Matthew 17:1-5

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

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

    3 And, behold, there appeared unto
them Moses and Elias talking with him.


    4 Then answered Peter, and said
unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us
to be here: if thou wilt, let us make
here three tabernacles; one for thee,
and one for Moses, and one for Elias.


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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 249:31-32


    (Philosophical blunders)
    Man is the reflection of Soul. He is the direct opposite of material sensation, and there is but one Ego.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 303:25-30


    (Man's entity spiritual)
    God, without the image and likeness of Himself, would be a nonentity, or Mind unexpressed. He would be without a witness or proof of His own nature. Spiritual man is the image or idea of God, an idea which cannot be lost nor separated from its divine Principle.

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


    (Rebukes helpful)
    As the individual ideal of Truth, Christ Jesus came to rebuke rabbinical error and all sin, sickness, and death, - to point out the way of Truth and Life. This ideal was demonstrated throughout the whole earthly career of Jesus, showing the difference between the offspring of Soul and of material sense, of Truth and of error.

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.

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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 471:13-18

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


    (Celestial evidence)
    The facts of divine Science should be admitted, - although the evidence as to these facts is not supported by evil, by matter, or by material sense, - because the evidence that God and man coexist is fully sustained by spiritual sense. Man is, and forever has been, God's reflection.


Section 5


Psalm 56:11,13

    11 In God have I put my trust: I
will not be afraid what man can do
unto me.

    13 For thou hast delivered my soul
from death: wilt not thou deliver my
feet from falling, that I may walk
before God in the light of the
living?

***
John 12:20-23,27-30,32

    20 #And there were certain Greeks
among them that came up to worship at
the feast:

    21 The same came therefore to
Philip, which was of Bethsaida of
Galilee, and desired him, saying,
Sir, we would see Jesus.

    22 Philip cometh and telleth
Andrew: and again Andrew and Philip
tell Jesus.

    23 #And Jesus answered them,
saying, The hour is come, that the
Son of man should be glorified.

    27 Now is my soul troubled; and
what shall I say? Father, save me
from this hour: but for this cause
came I unto this hour.

    28 Father, glorify thy name. Then
came there a voice from heaven,
saying, I have both glorified it, and
will glorify it again.

    29 The people therefore, that stood
by, and heard it, said that it
thundered: others said, An angel
spake to him.

    30 Jesus answered and said, This
voice came not because of me, but for
your sakes.

    32 And I, if I be lifted up from
the earth, will draw all men unto me.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 39:10


    (A belief suicidal)
    The educated belief that Soul is in the body causes mortals to regard death as a friend, as a stepping-stone out of mortality into immortality and bliss. The Bible calls death an enemy, and Jesus overcame death and the grave instead of yielding to them. He was "the way." To him, therefore, death was not the threshold over which he must pass into living glory.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 324:32


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

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 427:2


    (Life not contingent on matter)
    Life is the law of Soul, even the law of the spirit of Truth, and Soul is never without its representative. Man's individual being can no more die nor disappear in unconsciousness than can Soul, for both are immortal. If man believes in death now, he must disbelieve in it when learning that there is no reality in death, since the truth of being is deathless. The belief that existence is contingent on matter must be met and mastered by Science, before Life can be understood and harmony obtained.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 273:18


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


Section 6


Jeremiah 31:1,12,25

    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.

    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.
Jeremiah 50:19

    19 And I will bring Israel again to
his habitation, and he shall feed on
Carmel and Bashan, and his soul shall
be satisfied upon mount Ephraim and
Gilead.

***
I Timothy 6:12-16

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

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

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

    15 Which in his times he shall
shew, who is the blessed and only
Potentate, the King of kings, and
Lord of lords;

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

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 - 306:13-29


    (Divinity not childless)
    If Life or Soul and its representative, man, unite for a period and then are separated as by a law of divorce to be brought together again at some uncertain future time and in a manner unknown, - and this is the general religious opinion of mankind, - we are left without a rational proof of immortality. But man cannot be separated for an instant from God, if man reflects God. Thus Science proves man's existence to be intact.
    (Thought-forms)
    The myriad forms of mortal thought, made manifest as matter, are not more distinct nor real to the material senses than are the Soul-created forms to spiritual sense, which cognizes Life as permanent. Undisturbed amid the jarring testimony of the material senses, Science, still enthroned, is unfolding to mortals the immutable, harmonious, divine Principle, - is unfolding Life and the universe, ever present and eternal.

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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 215:22-24


    (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.

Subheadings in this lesson

07 1 - -19- Soul and Spirit one
07 1 - Real and unreal identity
07 1 - Mankind redeemed
07 1 - Spirits obsolete
07 1 - The central intelligence
07 2 - Sense and pure Soul
07 2 - Soul defined
07 2 - Real being never lost
07 2 - Decapitation of error
07 3 - The true new idea
07 3 - Harmony from Spirit
07 3 - Perpetual motion
07 3 - Progress demanded
07 3 - Mind destroys all ills
07 3 - Scientific foreknowing
07 4 - Philosophical blunders
07 4 - Man's entity spiritual
07 4 - Rebukes helpful
07 4 - Sensationless body
07 4 - Definition of man
07 4 - Celestial evidence
07 5 - A belief suicidal
07 5 - Abiding in Life
07 5 - Life not contingent on matter
07 5 - Science versus sense
07 6 - Weakness of material theories
07 6 - Divinity not childless
07 6 - Thought-forms
07 6 - Soul impeccable
07 6 - Light and darkness


February 11,1906

Subject: 08

MIND.

1ooo



-- Golden Text --

Proverbs 2:6

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


Responsive Reading


Proverbs 1:1-10,20-23

    1 The proverbs of Solomon the son
of David, king of Israel;

    2 To know wisdom and instruction;
to perceive the words of
understanding;

    3 To receive the instruction of
wisdom, justice, and judgment, and
equity;

    4 To give subtilty to the simple,
to the young man knowledge and
discretion.

    5 A wise man will hear, and will
increase learning; and a man of
understanding shall attain unto wise
counsels:

    6 To understand a proverb, and the
interpretation; the words of the wise,
and their dark sayings.

    7 #The fear of the Lord is the
beginning of knowledge: but fools
despise wisdom and instruction.

    8 My son, hear the instruction of
thy father, and forsake not the law
of thy mother:

    9 For they shall be an ornament of
grace unto thy head, and chains about
thy neck.

    10 #My son, if sinners entice thee,
consent thou not.

    20 #Wisdom crieth without; she
uttereth her voice in the streets:

    21 She crieth in the chief place of
concourse, in the openings of the
gates: in the city she uttereth her
words, saying,

    22 How long, ye simple ones, will
ye love simplicity? and the scorners
delight in their scorning, and fools
hate knowledge?

    23 Turn you at my reproof: behold,
I will pour out my spirit unto you, I
will make known my words unto you.


Section 1


Psalm 89:15-18

    15 Blessed is the people that know
the joyful sound: they shall walk, O
Lord, in the light of thy
countenance.

    16 In thy name shall they rejoice
all the day: and in thy righteousness
shall they be exalted.

    17 For thou art the glory of their
strength: and in thy favour our horn
shall be exalted.

    18 For the Lord is our defence; and
the Holy One of Israel is our king.

***
Zechariah 14:9

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

***
Mark 10:17,18

    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.

***
Galatians 3:20

    20 Now a mediator is not a mediator
of one, but God is one.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 510:28-1


    (Spiritual subdivision)
    Science reveals only one Mind, and this one shining by its own light and governing the universe, including man, in perfect harmony.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 495:31-5

(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)
    In the Science of Mind, you will soon ascertain that error cannot destroy error. You will also learn that in Science there is no transfer of evil suggestions from one mortal to another, for there is but one Mind, and this ever-present omnipotent Mind is reflected by man and governs the entire universe.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 236:17


    (A mother's responsibility)
    Hence the importance of Christian Science, from which we learn of the one Mind and of the availability of good as the remedy for every woe.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 205:29

    (Redemption from selfishness)
    Denial of the oneness of Mind throws our weight into the scale, not of Spirit, God, good, but of matter.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 467:29-32

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


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 276:1


    (Universal brotherhood)
    Having one God, one Mind, unfolds the power that heals the sick, and fulfils these sayings of Scripture, "I am the Lord that healeth thee," and "I have found a ransom." When the divine precepts are understood, they unfold the foundation of fellowship, in which one mind is not at war with another, but all have one Spirit, God, one intelligent source, in accordance with the Scriptural command: "Let this Mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus." Man and his Maker are correlated in divine Science, and real consciousness is cognizant only of the things of God.


Section 2


Daniel 2:20-22

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

    21 And he changeth the times and
the seasons: he removeth kings, and
setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom
unto the wise, and knowledge to them
that know understanding:

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

***
Job 28:20,23,24

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

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

    24 For he looketh to the ends of
the earth, and seeth under the whole
heaven;

***
Matthew 6:7,8

    7 But when ye pray, use not vain
repetitions, as the heathen do: for
they think that they shall be heard
for their much speaking.

    8 Be not ye therefore like unto
them: for your Father knoweth what
things ye have need of, before ye ask
him.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 469:8,20

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


    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)
    We can have but one Mind, if that one is infinite. We bury the sense of infinitude, when we admit that, although God is infinite, evil has a place in this infinity, for evil can have no place, where all space is filled with God.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 282:3,26


    (Figures of being)
    The real Life, or Mind, and its opposite, the so-called material life and mind, are figured by two geometrical symbols, a circle or sphere and a straight line. The circle represents the infinite without beginning or end; the straight line represents the finite, which has both beginning and end. The sphere represents good, the self-existent and eternal individuality or Mind; the straight line represents evil, a belief in a self-made and temporary material existence. Eternal Mind and temporary material existence never unite in figure or in fact.
    (Opposite symbols)
    Truth is the intelligence of immortal Mind. Error is the so-called intelligence of mortal mind.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 283:4-7

    (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."

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 3:17-22


    (Prayerful ingratitude)
    How empty are our conceptions of Deity! We admit theoretically that God is good, omnipotent, omnipresent, infinite, and then we try to give information to this infinite Mind. We plead for unmerited pardon and for a liberal outpouring of benefactions.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 7:21

    (Emotional utterances)
    A self-satisfied ventilation of fervent sentiments never makes a Christian. God is not influenced by man. The "divine ear" is not an auditory nerve. It is the all-hearing and all-knowing Mind, to whom each need of man is always known and by whom it will be supplied.


Section 3


Proverbs 3:19,20

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

    20 By his knowledge the depths are
broken up, and the clouds drop down
the dew.

***
Jeremiah 10:12

    12 He hath made the earth by his
power, he hath established the world
by his wisdom, and hath stretched out
the heavens by his discretion.

***
Hebrews 3:4

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

***
Revelation 14:6,7

    6 And I saw another angel fly in
the midst of heaven, having the
everlasting gospel to preach unto
them that dwell on the earth, and to
every nation, and kindred, and
tongue, and people,

    7 Saying with a loud voice, Fear
God, and give glory to him; for the
hour of his judgment is come: and
worship him that made heaven, and
earth, and the sea, and the fountains
of waters.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 257:12


    (Matter is not substance)
    Mind creates His own likeness in ideas, and the substance of an idea is very far from being the supposed substance of non-intelligent matter. Hence the Father Mind is not the father of matter. The material senses and human conceptions would translate spiritual ideas into material beliefs, and would say that an anthropomorphic God, instead of infinite Principle, - in other words, divine Love, - is the father of the rain, "who hath begotten the drops of dew," who bringeth "forth Mazzaroth in his season," and guideth "Arcturus with his sons."

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 280:6


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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 212:22


    (Human falsities)
    God alone makes and clothes the lilies of the field, and this He does by means of Mind, not matter.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 511:1


    (Spiritual subdivision)
    This Mind forms ideas, its own images, subdivides and radiates their borrowed light, intelligence, and so explains the Scripture phrase, "whose seed is in itself." Thus God's ideas "multiply and replenish the earth." The divine Mind supports the sublimity, magnitude, and infinitude of spiritual creation.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 509:29-4

    (Spiritual ideas apprehended)
    Knowing the Science of creation, in which all is Mind and its ideas, Jesus rebuked the material thought of his fellow-countrymen: "Ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?" How much more should we seek to apprehend the spiritual ideas of God, than to dwell on the objects of sense!


Section 4


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.

***
Philipians 2:1,2,5

    1 If there be therefore any
consolation in Christ, if any comfort
of love, if any fellowship of the
Spirit, if any bowels and mercies,

    2 Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be
likeminded, having the same love,
being of one accord, of one mind.

    5 Let this mind be in you, which
was also 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.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 171:12


    (A closed question)
    Mind's control over the universe, including man, is no longer an open question, but is demonstrable Science. Jesus illustrated the divine Principle and the power of immortal Mind by healing sickness and sin and destroying the foundations of death.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 315:3


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

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


    (Fallacious hypotheses)
    Jesus cast out evil spirits, or false beliefs. The Apostle Paul bade men have the Mind that was in the Christ. Jesus did his own work by the one Spirit. He said: "My Father worketh hitherto, and I work." He never described disease, so far as can be learned from the Gospels, but he healed disease.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 94:24-3

    (Spiritual insight)
    Our Master easily read the thoughts of mankind, and this insight better enabled him to direct those thoughts aright; but what would be said at this period of an infidel blasphemer who should hint that Jesus used his incisive power injuriously? Our Master read mortal mind on a scientific basis, that of the omnipresence of Mind. An approximation of this discernment indicates spiritual growth and union with the infinite capacities of the one Mind. Jesus could injure no one by his Mind-reading. The effect of his Mind was always to heal and to save, and this is the only genuine Science of reading mortal mind.


Section 5


Exodus 15:26(begin If)

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

***
II Samuel 22:3,4

    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.

***
Proverbs 6:23

    23 For the commandment is a lamp;
and the law is light; and reproofs of
instruction are the way of life:

***
Hosea 7:1

    1 When I would have healed Israel,
then the iniquity of Ephraim was
discovered, and the wickedness of
Samaria: for they commit falsehood;
and the thief cometh in, and the
troop of robbers spoileth without.
Hosea 11:3

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

***
Hebrews 12:12,13

    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.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 169:18


    (Mind the only healer)
    Science not only reveals the origin of all disease as mental, but it also declares that all disease is cured by divine Mind. There can be no healing except by this Mind, however much we trust a drug or any other means towards which human faith or endeavor is directed. It is mortal mind, not matter, which brings to the sick whatever good they may seem to receive from materiality. But the sick are never really healed except by means of the divine power. Only the action of Truth, Life, and Love can give harmony.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 483:5-10

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


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

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 179:5


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

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


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

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 393:8


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


Section 6


I Kings 8:57,61

    57 The Lord our God be with us, as
he was with our fathers: let him not
leave us, nor forsake us:

    61 Let your heart therefore be
perfect with the Lord our God, to
walk in his statutes, and to keep his
commandments, as at this day.

***
Malachi 2:4-7

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

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

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

    7 For the priest's lips should keep
knowledge, and they should seek the
law at his mouth: for he is the
messenger of the Lord of hosts.

***
Psalm 101:2,4,6

    2 I will behave myself wisely in a
perfect way. O when wilt thou come
unto me? I will walk within my house
with a perfect heart.

    4 A froward heart shall depart from
me: I will not know a wicked person.

    6 Mine eyes shall be upon the
faithful of the land, that they may
dwell with me: he that walketh in a
perfect way, he shall serve me.

***
II Corinthians 13:11

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

591:5 Chapter 17: Glossary
(MAN)

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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 531:29-32


    (Biological inventions)
    The mythologic theory of material life at no point resembles the scientifically Christian record of man as created by Mind in the image and likeness of God and having dominion over all the earth.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 301:17-23


    (Inverted images and ideas)
    As God is substance and man is the divine image and likeness, man should wish for, and in reality has, only the substance of good, the substance of Spirit, not matter. The belief that man has any other substance, or mind, is not spiritual and breaks the First Commandment, Thou shalt have one God, one Mind.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 319:15

    (God the only Mind)
    The varied doctrines and theories which presuppose life and intelligence to exist in matter are so many ancient and modern mythologies. Mystery, miracle, sin, and death will disappear when it becomes fairly understood that the divine Mind controls man and man has no Mind but God.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 520:3-10


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

Subheadings in this lesson

08 1 - Spiritual subdivision
08 1 - Rudiments of growth
08 1 - A mother's responsibility
08 1 - Redemption from selfishness
08 1 - Sinlessness of Mind, Soul
08 1 - Universal brotherhood
08 2 - True sense of infinitude
08 2 - Figures of being
08 2 - Opposite symbols
08 2 - Source of all life and action
08 2 - Prayerful ingratitude
08 2 - Emotional utterances
08 3 - Matter is not substance
08 3 - The things of God are beautiful
08 3 - Human falsities
08 3 - Spiritual subdivision
08 3 - Spiritual ideas apprehended
08 4 - A closed question
08 4 - Hebrew theology
08 4 - Fallacious hypotheses
08 4 - Spiritual insight
08 5 - Mind the only healer
08 5 - True healing transcendent
08 5 - Absent patients
08 5 - Second sight
08 5 - The strength of Spirit
08 6 - Biological inventions
08 6 - Inverted images and ideas
08 6 - God the only Mind
08 6 - Love and man coexistent


February 18,1906

Subject: 09

CHRIST JESUS.

ooo2



-- Golden Text --

I Peter 1:13

    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;


Responsive Reading


Mark 13:1-6,21-23,34-37

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

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

    3 And as he sat upon the mount of
Olives over against the temple, Peter
and James and John and Andrew asked
him privately,

    4 Tell us, when shall these things
be? and what shall be the sign when
all these things shall be fulfilled?

    5 And Jesus answering them began to
say, Take heed lest any man deceive
you:

    6 For many shall come in my name,
saying, I am Christ; and shall
deceive many.

    21 And then if any man shall say to
you, Lo, here is Christ; or, lo, he
is there; believe him not:

    22 For false Christs and false
prophets shall rise, and shall shew
signs and wonders, to seduce, if it
were possible, even the elect.

    23 But take ye heed: behold, I have
foretold you all things.

    34 For the Son of man is as a man
taking a far journey, who left his
house, and gave authority to his
servants, and to every man his work,
and commanded the porter to watch.

    35 Watch ye therefore: for ye know
not when the master of the house
cometh, at even, or at midnight, or
at the cockcrowing, or in the
morning:

    36 Lest coming suddenly he find you
sleeping.

    37 And what I say unto you I say
unto all, Watch.


Section 1


Psalm 45:2,7

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

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

***
Isaiah 52:13,15

    13 #Behold, my servant shall deal
prudently, he shall be exalted and
extolled, and be very high.

    15 So shall he sprinkle many
nations; the kings shall shut their
mouths at him: for that which had not
been told them shall they see; and
that which they had not heard shall
they consider.

***
Luke 2:25-32

    25 And, behold, there was a man in
Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and
the same man was just and devout,
waiting for the consolation of
Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon
him.

    26 And it was revealed unto him by
the Holy Ghost, that he should not see
death, before he had seen the Lord's
Christ.

    27 And he came by the Spirit into
the temple: and when the parents
brought in the child Jesus, to do for
him after the custom of the law,

    28 Then took he him up in his arms,
and blessed God, and said,

    29 Lord, now lettest thou thy
servant depart in peace, according to
thy word:

    30 For mine eyes have seen thy
salvation,

    31 Which thou hast prepared before
the face of all people;

    32 A light to lighten the Gentiles,
and the glory of thy people Israel.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 333:9-10,26-27

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


    (-12- Messiah or Christ)
    Christ expresses God's spiritual, eternal nature.
    (-13- The divine Principle and idea)
    The divine image, idea, or Christ was, is, and ever will be inseparable from the divine Principle, God.

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.

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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 26:10


    (Christ's demonstration)
    The Christ was the Spirit which Jesus implied in his own statements: "I am the way, the truth, and the life;" I and my Father are one." This Christ, or divinity of the man Jesus, was his divine nature, the godliness which animated him. Divine Truth, Life, and Love gave Jesus authority over sin, sickness, and death. His mission was to reveal the Science of celestial being, to prove what God is and what He does for man.


Section 2


Mark 12:35-40

    35 #And Jesus answered and said,
while he taught in the temple, How
say the scribes that Christ is the
Son of David?

    36 For David himself said by the
Holy Ghost, The Lord said to my Lord,
Sit thou on my right hand, till I
make thine enemies thy footstool.

    37 David therefore himself calleth
him Lord; and whence is he then his
son? And the common people heard him
gladly.

    38 #And he said unto them in his
doctrine, Beware of the scribes,
which love to go in long clothing,
and love salutations in the
marketplaces,

    39 And the chief seats in the
synagogues, and the uppermost rooms
at feasts:

    40 Which devour widows' houses, and
for a pretence make long prayers:
these shall receive greater
damnation.

***
Hebrews 13:9

    9 Be not carried about with divers
and strange doctrines. For it is a
good thing that the heart be
established with grace; not with
meats, which have not profited them
that have been occupied therein.

***
II John 1:9

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

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 109:28


    (Solitary research)
    Jesus once said of his lessons: "My doctrine is not mine, but His that sent me. If any man will do His will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself." (John vii. 16, 17.)

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


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

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


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

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

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

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 150:26

    (Exploded doctrine)
    The doctrine that man's harmony is governed by physical conditions all his earthly days, and that he is then thrust out of his own body by the operation of matter, - even the doctrine of the superiority of matter over Mind, - is fading out.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 130:7

    (Excuses for ignorance)
    It is vain to speak dishonestly of divine Science, which destroys all discord, when you can demonstrate the actuality of Science. It is unwise to doubt if reality is in perfect harmony with God, divine Principle, - if Science, when understood and demonstrated, will destroy all discord, - since you admit that God is omnipotent; ;for from this premise it follows that good and its sweet concords have all-power.


Section 3


Luke 13:11-17

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

***
John 12:37,38

    37 #But though he had done so many
miracles before them, yet they
believed not on him:

    38 That the saying of Esaias the
prophet might be fulfilled, which he
spake, Lord, who hath believed our
report? and to whom hath the arm of
the Lord been revealed?

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 315:21-24


    (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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 495:6

(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


    (Destruction of all evil)
    If sickness is true or the idea of Truth, you cannot destroy sickness, and it would be absurd to try. Then classify sickness and error as our Master did, when he spoke of the sick, "whom Satan hath bound," and find a sovereign antidote for error in the life-giving power of Truth acting on human belief, a power which opens the prison doors to such as are bound, and sets the captive free physically and morally.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 232:19


    (Denials of divine power)
    Jesus never taught that drugs, food, air, and exercise could make a man healthy, or that they could destroy human life; nor did he illustrate these errors by his practice. He referred man's harmony to Mind, not to matter, and never tried to make of none effect the sentence of God, which sealed God's condemnation of sin, sickness, and death.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 141:4


    (More than profession required)
    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.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 180:25


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


Section 4


Luke 6:13,20,22,23

    13 #And when it was day, he called
unto him his disciples: and of them he
chose twelve, whom also he named
apostles;

    20 #And he lifted up his eyes on
his disciples, and said, Blessed be
ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of
God.

    22 Blessed are ye, when men shall
hate you, and when they shall
separate you from their company, and
shall reproach you, and cast out your
name as evil, for the Son of man's
sake.

    23 Rejoice ye in that day, and leap
for joy: for, behold, your reward is
great in heaven: for in the like
manner did their fathers unto the
prophets.
Luke 10:1,2

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

    2 Therefore said he unto them, The
harvest truly is great, but the
labourers are few: pray ye therefore
the Lord of the harvest, that he
would send forth labourers into his
harvest.

***
John 15:16

    16 Ye have not chosen me, but I
have chosen you, and ordained you,
that ye should go and bring forth
fruit, and that your fruit should
remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask
of the Father in my name, he may give
it you.
John 17:25,26

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

    26 And I have declared unto them
thy name, and will declare it: that
the love wherewith thou hast loved me
may be in them, and I in them.

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


    (Recreant disciples)
    Jesus sent forth seventy students at one time, but only eleven left a desirable historic record. Tradition credits him with two or three hundred other disciples who have left no name. "Many are called, but few are chosen." They fell away from grace because they never truly understood their Master's instruction.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 49:7-12

    (Students' ingratitude)
    Where were the seventy whom Jesus sent forth? Were all conspirators save eleven? Had they forgotten the great exponent of God? Had they so soon lost sight of his mighty works, his toils, privations, sacrifices, his divine patience, sublime courage, and unrequited affection?

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

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 324:19


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

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 343:25-28


    (Example of the disciples)
    Anciently those apostles who were Jesus' students, as well as Paul who was not one of his students, healed the sick and reformed the sinner by their religion.


Section 5


Matthew 10:5-8

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

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

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

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

***
Acts 5:12-14,16

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

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

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

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

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 138:27


    (Healthful theology)
    Our Master said to every follower: "Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature! . . . Heal the sick! . . . Love thy neighbor as thyself!" It was this theology of Jesus which healed the sick and the sinning. It is his theology in this book and the spiritual meaning of this theology, which heals the sick and causes the wicked to "forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts." It was our Master's 'theology which the impious sought to destroy.

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


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

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 342:7


    (Commands of Jesus)
    He that decries this Science does it presumptuously, in the face of Bible history and in defiance of the direct command of Jesus, "Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel," to which command was added the promise that his students should cast out evils and heal the sick. He bade the seventy disciples, as well as the twelve, heal the sick in any town where they should be hospitably received.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 37:25


    (Complete emulation)
    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!"

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 451:2


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


Section 6


John 14:16,17

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

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

***
Acts 1:8

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

***
Mark 16:17,18

    17 And these signs shall follow
them that believe; In my name shall
they cast out devils; they shall
speak with new tongues;

    18 They shall take up serpents; and
if they drink any deadly thing, it
shall not hurt them; they shall lay
hands on the sick, and they shall
recover.

***
Revelation 3:21

    21 To him that overcometh will I
grant to sit with me in my throne,
even as I also overcame, and am set
down with my Father in his throne.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 328:20-1


    (Promise perpetual)
    Understanding spiritual law and knowing that there is no material law, Jesus said: "These signs shall follow them that believe, . . . they shall take up serpents, and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them. They shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover." It were well had Christendom believed and obeyed this sacred saying.
    Jesus' promise is perpetual. Had it been given only to his immediate disciples, the Scriptural passage would read you, not they. The purpose of his great life - work extends through time and includes universal humanity. Its Principle is infinite, reaching beyond the pale of a single period or of a limited following.

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.

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


    (Injustice to the Saviour)
    The promises will be fulfilled. The time for the reappearing of the divine healing is throughout all time; and whosoever layeth his earthly all on the altar of divine Science, drinketh of Christ's cup now, and is endued with the spirit and power of Christian healing.
    In the words of St. John: "He shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever." This Comforter I understand to be Divine Science.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 127:26


    (No physical science)
    Science is an emanation of divine Mind, and is alone able to interpret God aright. It has a spiritual, and not a material origin. It is a divine utterance, - the Comforter which leadeth into all truth.

Subheadings in this lesson

09 1 - -12- Messiah or Christ
09 1 - -13- The divine Principle and idea
09 1 - Spiritual conception
09 1 - -15- The Son's duality
09 1 - Christ's demonstration
09 2 - Solitary research
09 2 - Immortal achieval
09 2 - The unity of Science and Christianity
09 2 - Absence of Christ-power
09 2 - Exploded doctrine
09 2 - Excuses for ignorance
09 3 - Immaculate conception
09 3 - Destruction of all evil
09 3 - Denials of divine power
09 3 - More than profession required
09 3 - Wrong and right way
09 4 - Recreant disciples
09 4 - Students' ingratitude
09 4 - Service and worship
09 4 - Paul's enlightenment
09 4 - Example of the disciples
09 5 - Healthful theology
09 5 - Prophetic ignorance
09 5 - Studious disciples
09 5 - Commands of Jesus
09 5 - Complete emulation
09 5 - False claims annihilated
09 6 - Promise perpetual
09 6 - Disease far more docile than iniquity
09 6 - Injustice to the Saviour
09 6 - No physical science


February 25,1906

Subject: 10

MAN.

oo2o



-- Golden Text --

Micah 6:8

    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?


Responsive Reading


Psalm 45:1-4,6,7,9-11,13-15,17

    1 My heart is inditing a good
matter: I speak of the things which I
have made touching the king: my
tongue is the pen of a ready writer.

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

    3 Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O
most mighty, with thy glory and thy
majesty.

    4 And in thy majesty ride
prosperously because of truth and
meekness and righteousness; and thy
right hand shall teach thee terrible
things.

    6 Thy throne, O God, is for ever
and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom
is a right sceptre.

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

    9 Kings' daughters were among thy
honourable women: upon thy right hand
did stand the queen in gold of Ophir.


    10 Hearken, O daughter, and
consider, and incline thine ear;
forget also thine own people, and thy
father's house;

    11 So shall the king greatly desire
thy beauty: for he is thy Lord; and
worship thou him.

    13 The king's daughter is all
glorious within: her clothing is of
wrought gold.

    14 She shall be brought unto the
king in raiment of needlework: the
virgins her companions that follow
her shall be brought unto thee.

    15 With gladness and rejoicing
shall they be brought: they shall
enter into the king's palace.

    17 I will make thy name to be
remembered in all generations:
therefore shall the people praise
thee for ever and ever.


Section 1


Deuteronomy 18:13

    13 Thou shalt be perfect with the
Lord thy God.

***
II Timothy 3:16,17

    16 All scripture is given by
inspiration of God, and is profitable
for doctrine, for reproof, for
correction, for instruction in
righteousness:

    17 That the man of God may be
perfect, throughly furnished unto all
good works.

***
Colossians 1:1,2,19,28

    1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ
by the will of God, and Timotheus our
brother,

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

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

    28 Whom we preach, warning every
man, and teaching every man in all
wisdom; that we may present every man
perfect in Christ Jesus:

***
Matthew 5:48

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

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 259:6(only),11-21


    (God's man discerned)
    In divine Science, man is the true image of God.
    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.
    (The divine image not lost)
    If man was once perfect but has now lost his perfection, then mortals have never beheld in man the reflex image of God. The lost image is no image. The true likeness cannot be lost in divine reflection. Understanding this, Jesus said: "Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect."

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 258:21

    (Infinity's reflection)
    The human capacities are enlarged and perfected in proportion as humanity gains the true conception of man and God.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 476:32-5

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


    (The kingdom within)
    Jesus beheld in Science the perfect man, who appeared to him where sinning mortal man appears to mortals. In this perfect man the Saviour saw God's own likeness, and this correct view of man healed the sick. Thus Jesus taught that the kingdom of God is intact, universal, and that man is pure and holy.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 200:16


    (A mortal not man)
    The great truth in the Science of being, that the real man was, is, and ever shall be perfect, is incontrovertible; for if man is the image, reflection, of God, he is neither inverted nor subverted, but upright and Godlike.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 302:14


    (Definition of man)
    Continuing our definition of man, let us remember that harmonious and immortal man has existed forever, and is always beyond and above the mortal illusion of any life, substance, and intelligence as existent in matter. This statement is based on fact, not fable. 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.


Section 2


Isaiah 2:22

    22 Cease ye from man, whose breath
is in his nostrils: for wherein is he
to be accounted of?

***
Psalm 146:3,4

    3 Put not your trust in princes,
nor in the son of man, in whom there
is no help.

    4 His breath goeth forth, he
returneth to his earth; in that very
day his thoughts perish.

***
John 3:6

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

***
II Corinthians 4:15,16

    15 For all things are for your
sakes, that the abundant grace might
through the thanksgiving of many
redound to the glory of God.

    16 For which cause we faint not;
but though our outward man perish,
yet the inward man is renewed day by
day.
II Corinthians 5:16

    16 Wherefore henceforth know we no
man after the flesh: yea, though we
have known Christ after the flesh,
yet now henceforth know we him no
more.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 475:5-10

(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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 477:9

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

    (Material body never God's idea)
    Whatever is material is mortal. To the five corporeal senses, man appears to be matter and mind united; but Christian Science reveals man as the idea of God, and declares the corporeal senses to be mortal and erring illusions. Divine Science shows it to be impossible that a material body, though interwoven with matter's highest stratum, misnamed mind, should be man, - the genuine and perfect man, the immortal idea of being, indestructible and eternal. Were it otherwise, man would be annihilated.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 258:9


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

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 259:32

    (Immortal models)
    Deducing one's conclusions as to man from imperfection instead of perfection, one can no more arrive at the true conception or understanding of man, and make himself like it, than the sculptor can perfect his outlines from an imperfect model, or the painter can depict the form and face of Jesus, while holding in thought the character of Judas.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 357:9


    (Two infinite creators absurd)
    If mankind would relinquish the belief that God makes sickness, sin, and death, or makes man capable of suffering on account of this malevolent triad, the foundations of error would be sapped and error's destruction ensured; but if we theoretically endow mortals with the creativeness and authority of Deity, how dare we attempt to destroy what He hath made, or even to deny that God made man evil and made evil good?

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.


Section 3


Job 33:4

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

***
Matthew 3:16,17

    16 And Jesus, when he was baptized,
went up straightway out of the water:
and, lo, the heavens were opened unto
him, and he saw the Spirit of God
descending like a dove, and lighting
upon him:

    17 And lo a voice from heaven,
saying, This is my beloved Son, in
whom I am well pleased.

***
Romans 8:9

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

***
I Corinthians 2:14,15

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

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

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 264:28-5


    (Spiritual proofs of existence)
    When we learn the way in Christian Science and recognize man's spiritual being, we shall behold and understand God's creation, - all the glories of earth and heaven and man.
    (Godward gravitation)
    The universe of Spirit is peopled with spiritual beings, and its government is divine Science. Man is the offspring, not of the lowest, but of the highest qualities of Mind. Man understands spiritual existence in proportion as his treasures of Truth and Love are enlarged.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 70:7-9


    (The infinite 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.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 76:22-26

    (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.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 94:1-6

    (Scientific man)
    Jesus taught but one God, one Spirit, who makes man in the image and likeness of Himself, - of Spirit, not of matter. Man reflects infinite Truth, Life, and Love. The nature of man, thus understood, includes all that is implied by the terms "image" and "likeness" as used in Scripture.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 548:2


    (Scriptural perception)
    Christian Science separates error from truth, and breathes through the sacred pages the spiritual sense of life, substance, and intelligence. In this Science, we discover man in the image and likeness of God. We see that man has never lost his spiritual estate and his eternal harmony.


Section 4


Genesis 1:27,28

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


    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.

***
Ezekiel 37:21(begin Behold),26

***
Behold, I will take the children of
Israel from among the heathen,
whither they be gone, and will gather
them on every side, and bring them
into their own land:

    26 Moreover I will make a covenant
of peace with them; it shall be an
everlasting covenant with them: and I
will place them, and multiply them,
and will set my sanctuary in the
midst of them for evermore.

***
Hebrews 11:8,12

    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.

    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.

***
Romans 8:14,19

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

    19 For the earnest expectation of
the creature waiteth for the
manifestation of the sons of God.

***
Revelation 7:9,10

    9 After this I beheld, and, lo, a
great multitude, which no man could
number, of all nations, and kindreds,
and people, and tongues, stood before
the throne, and before the Lamb,
clothed with white robes, and palms
in their hands;

    10 And cried with a loud voice,
saying, Salvation to our God which
sitteth upon the throne, and unto the
Lamb.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 29:14-16


    (The Fatherhood of God)
    Those instructed in Christian Science have reached the glorious perception that God is the only author of man.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 302:31-16


    (Mental propagation)
    Even in Christian Science, reproduction by Spirit's individual ideas is but the reflection of the creative power of the divine Principle of those ideas. The reflection, through mental manifestation, of the multitudinous forms of Mind which people the realm of the real is controlled by Mind, the Principle governing the reflection. Multiplication of God's children comes from no power of propagation in matter, it is the reflection of Spirit.
    The minutiae of lesser individualities reflect the one divine individuality and are comprehended in and formed by Spirit, not by material sensation. Whatever reflects Mind, Life, Truth, and Love, is spiritually conceived and brought forth; but the statement that man is conceived and evolved both spiritually and materially, or by both God and man, contradicts this eternal truth. All the vanity of the ages can never make both these contraries true.

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 68:30


    (God's creation intact)
    Proportionately as human generation ceases, the unbroken links of eternal, harmonious being will be spiritually discerned; and man, not of the earth earthly but coexistent with God, will appear. The scientific fact that man and the universe are evolved from Spirit, and so are spiritual, is as fixed in divine Science as is the proof that mortals gain the sense of health only as they lose the sense of sin and disease. Mortals can never understand God's creation while believing that man is a creator. God's children already created will be cognized only as man finds the truth of being. Thus it is that the real, ideal man appears in proportion as the false and material disappears. No longer to marry or to be "given in marriage" neither closes man's continuity nor his sense of increasing number in God's infinite plan. Spiritually to understand that there is but one creator, God, unfolds all creation, confirms the Scriptures, brings the sweet assurance of no parting, no pain, and of man deathless and perfect and eternal.


Section 5


Psalm 8:4,5

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

    5 For thou hast made him a little
lower than the angels, and hast
crowned him with glory and honour.

***
Exodus 23:20

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

***
Mark 1:9,12,13

    9 And it came to pass in those
days, that Jesus came from Nazareth
of Galilee, and was baptized of John
in Jordan.

    12 And immediately the spirit
driveth him into the wilderness.

    13 And he was there in the
wilderness forty days, tempted of
Satan; and was with the wild beasts;
and the angels ministered unto him.

***
Acts 6:8,9,12,15

    8 And Stephen, full of faith and
power, did great wonders and miracles
among the people.

    9 #Then there arose certain of the
synagogue, which is called the
synagogue of the Libertines, and
Cyrenians, and Alexandrians, and of
them of Cilicia and of Asia,
disputing with Stephen.

    12 And they stirred up the people,
and the elders, and the scribes, and
came upon him, and caught him, and
brought him to the council,

    15 And all that sat in the council,
looking stedfastly on him, saw his
face as it had been the face of an
angel.

***
Mark 8:38

    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.

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.

581:4 Chapter 17: Glossary
(ANGELS)

    ANGELS. God's thoughts passing to man; spiritual intuitions, pure and perfect; the inspiration of goodness, purity, and immortality, counteracting all evil, sensuality, and mortality.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 299:11


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

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 64:17(begin Furthermore)-22


    (Progressive development) Furthermore, the time cometh of which Jesus spake, when he declared that in the resurrection there should be no more marrying nor giving in marriage, but man would be as the angels. Then shall Soul rejoice in its own, in which passion has no part.


Section 6


Genesis 1:26

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

***
Psalm 72:8,12

    8 He shall have dominion also from
sea to sea, and from the river unto
the ends of the earth.

    12 For he shall deliver the needy
when he crieth; the poor also, and
him that hath no helper.

***
Zechariah 9:9,10

    9 #Rejoice greatly, O daughter of
Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem:
behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he
is just, and having salvation; lowly,
and riding upon an ass, and upon a
colt the foal of an ass.

    10 And I will cut off the chariot
from Ephraim, and the horse from
Jerusalem, and the battle bow shall
be cut off: and he shall speak peace
unto the heathen: and his dominion
shall be from sea even to sea, and
from the river even to the ends of
the earth.

***
Romans 6:9,14

    9 Knowing that Christ being raised
from the dead dieth no more; death
hath no more dominion over him.

    14 For sin shall not have dominion
over you: for ye are not under the
law, but under grace.

***
Revelation 1:5(begin Unto),6

***
Unto him that loved us, and washed us
from our sins in his own blood,

    6 And hath made us kings and
priests unto God and his Father; to
him be glory and dominion for ever
and ever. Amen.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 545:10-11


    (Mental tillage)
    Man, created by God, was given dominion over the whole earth.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 316:20


    (Spiritual government) Christ presents the indestructible man, whom Spirit creates, constitutes, and governs. Christ illustrates that blending with God, his divine Principle, which gives man dominion over all the earth.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 125:16


    (Corporeal changes)
    Reflecting God's government, man is self-governed. When subordinate to the divine Spirit, man cannot be controlled by sin or death, thus proving our material theories about laws of health to be valueless.

o4oo Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked - 102:12


    (Mere negation)
    The planets have no more power over man than over his Maker, since God governs the universe; but man, reflecting God's power, has dominion over all the earth and its hosts.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 381:20-21


    (God-given dominion)
    Think less of the enactments of mortal mind, and you will sooner grasp man's God-given dominion.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 517:31


    (Birthright of man)
    Man is not made to till the soil. His birthright is dominion, not subjection. He is lord of the belief in earth and heaven, - himself subordinate alone to his Maker. This is the Science of being.

Subheadings in this lesson

10 1 - God's man discerned
10 1 - The divine image not lost
10 1 - Infinity's reflection
10 1 - The kingdom within
10 1 - A mortal not man
10 1 - Definition of man
10 2 - Fleshly factors unreal
10 2 - Material body never God's idea
10 2 - Infinity's reflection
10 2 - Immortal models
10 2 - Two infinite creators absurd
10 2 - Primitive error
10 3 - Spiritual proofs of existence
10 3 - Godward gravitation
10 3 - The infinite one Spirit
10 3 - Immaterial pleasure
10 3 - Scientific man
10 3 - Scriptural perception
10 4 - The Fatherhood of God
10 4 - Mental propagation
10 4 - God's creation intact
10 5 - Veritable success
10 5 - Our angelic messengers
10 5 - Progressive development
10 6 - Mental tillage
10 6 - Spiritual government
10 6 - Corporeal changes
10 6 - Mere negation
10 6 - God-given dominion
10 6 - Birthright of man


March 4,1906

Subject: 11

SUBSTANCE.

o2oo



-- Golden Text --

Psalm 111:7,8

    7 The works of his hands are verity
and judgment; all his commandments
are sure.

    8 They stand fast for ever and
ever, and are done in truth and
uprightness.


Responsive Reading


Psalm 123:1-4

    1 Unto thee lift I up mine eyes, O
thou that dwellest in the heavens.

    2 Behold, as the eyes of servants
look unto the hand of their masters,
and as the eyes of a maiden unto the
hand of her mistress; so our eyes
wait upon the Lord our God, until
that he have mercy upon us.

    3 Have mercy upon us, O Lord, have
mercy upon us: for we are exceedingly
filled with contempt.

    4 Our soul is exceedingly filled
with the scorning of those that are
at ease, and with the contempt of the
proud.
Psalm 124:1-8

    1 If it had not been the Lord who
was on our side, now may Israel say;

    2 If it had not been the Lord who
was on our side, when men rose up
against us:

    3 Then they had swallowed us up
quick, when their wrath was kindled
against us:

    4 Then the waters had overwhelmed
us, the stream had gone over our
soul:

    5 Then the proud waters had gone
over our soul.

    6 Blessed be the Lord, who hath not
given us as a prey to their teeth.

    7 Our soul is escaped as a bird out
of the snare of the fowlers: the
snare is broken, and we are escaped.

    8 Our help is in the name of the
Lord, who made heaven and earth.


Section 1


Psalm 33:6-9,11

    6 By the word of the Lord were the
heavens made; and all the host of them
by the breath of his mouth.

    7 He gathereth the waters of the
sea together as an heap: he layeth up
the depth in storehouses.

    8 Let all the earth fear the Lord:
let all the inhabitants of the world
stand in awe of him.

    9 For he spake, and it was done; he
commanded, and it stood fast.

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

***
I Corinthians 2:1,2,5,7

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

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

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

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 286:21


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 278:32

    (Substance is Spirit)
    Which ought to be substance to us, - the erring, changing, and dying, the mutable and mortal, or the unerring, immutable, and immortal? A New Testament writer plainly describes faith, a quality of mind, as "the substance of things hoped for."

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 279:11

    (Spiritual tangibility)
    Ideas are tangible and real to immortal consciousness, and they have the advantage of being eternal. Spirit and matter can neither coexist nor cooperate, and one can no more create the other than Truth can create error, or vice versa.

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


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

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 468:16-18

(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.


Section 2


Hebrews 10:32,34

    32 But call to remembrance the
former days, in which, after ye were
illuminated, ye endured a great fight
of afflictions;

    34 For ye had compassion of me in
my bonds, and took joyfully the
spoiling of your goods, knowing in
yourselves that ye have in heaven a
better and an enduring substance.

***
I Corinthians 2:9-12

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

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

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

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

***
Revelation 4:1,2,11

    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.


    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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 214:32


    (The senses of Soul)
    Spirit's senses are without pain, and they are forever at peace. Nothing can hide from them the harmony of all things and the might and permanence of Truth.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 264:3-10,13


    (Mind's true camera)
    The crude creations of mortal thought must finally give place to the glorious forms which we sometimes behold in the camera of divine Mind, when the mental picture is spiritual and eternal. 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?
    (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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 274:12-20


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 268:6-9

    (Materialistic challenge)
    Belief in a material basis, from which may be deduced all rationality, is slowly yielding to the idea of a metaphysical basis, looking away from matter to Mind as the cause of every effect.


Section 3


Proverbs 1:10,11,13,15,16

    10 #My son, if sinners entice thee,
consent thou not.

    11 If they say, Come with us, let
us lay wait for blood, let us lurk
privily for the innocent without
cause:

    13 We shall find all precious
substance, we shall fill our houses
with spoil:

    15 My son, walk not thou in the way
with them; refrain thy foot from
their path:

    16 For their feet run to evil, and
make haste to shed blood.

***
Jeremiah 17:10,11,13

    10 I the Lord search the heart, I
try the reins, even to give every man
according to his ways, and according
to the fruit of his doings.

    11 As the partridge sitteth on
eggs, and hatcheth them not; so he
that getteth riches, and not by
right, shall leave them in the midst
of his days, and at his end shall be
a fool.

    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.

***
I Timothy 6:9-11

    9 But they that will be rich fall
into temptation and a snare, and into
many foolish and hurtful lusts, which
drown men in destruction and
perdition.

    10 For the love of money is the
root of all evil: which while some
coveted after, they have erred from
the faith, and pierced themselves
through with many sorrows.

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

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 91:25


    (Erroneous postulates)
    The first erroneous postulate of belief is, that substance, life, and intelligence are something apart from God.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 278:12-19,30-32


    (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.
    (Substance is Spirit)
    Matter, with its mortality, cannot be substantial if Spirit is substantial and eternal.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 257:4-10


    (Matter is not substance)
    If matter, so-called, is substance, then Spirit, matter's unlikeness, must be shadow; and shadow cannot produce substance. The theory that Spirit is not the only substance and creator is pantheistic heterodoxy, which ultimates in sickness, sin, and death; it is the belief in a bodily soul and a material mind, a soul governed by the body and a mind in matter.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 275:1-6


    (Spirit the starting-point)
    Matter has no life to lose, and Spirit never dies. A partnership of mind with matter would ignore omnipresent and omnipotent Mind. This shows that matter did not originate in God, Spirit, and is not eternal. Therefore matter is neither substantial, living, nor intelligent.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 292:13

    (Primitive error)
    Matter is the primitive belief of mortal mind, because this so-called mind has no cognizance of Spirit. To mortal mind, matter is substantial, and evil is real. The so-called senses of mortals are material. Hence the so-called life of mortals is dependent on matter.


Section 4


Jeremiah 17:1,5,6

    1 The sin of Judah is written with
a pen of iron, and with the point of a
diamond: it is graven upon the table
of their heart, and upon the horns of
your altars;

    5 #Thus saith the Lord; Cursed be
the man that trusteth in man, and
maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart
departeth from the Lord.

    6 For he shall be like the heath in
the desert, and shall not see when
good cometh; but shall inhabit the
parched places in the wilderness, in
a salt land and not inhabited.

***
Luke 15:11-16

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

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

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

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

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

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

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 91:16-17


    (Man's genuine being)
    Absorbed in material selfhood we discern and reflect but faintly the substance of Life or Mind.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 214:18


    (Idolatrous illusions)
    We bow down to matter, and entertain finite thoughts of God like the pagan idolater. Mortals are inclined to fear and to obey what they consider a material body more than they do a spiritual God. All material knowledge, like the original "tree of knowledge," multiplies their pains, for mortal illusions would rob God, slay man, and meanwhile would spread their table with cannibal tidbits and give thanks.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 450:27-2


    (False claims annihilated)
    Who, that has felt the perilous beliefs in life, substance, and intelligence separated from God, can say that there is no error of belief? Knowing the claim of animal magnetism, that all evil combines in the belief of life, substance, and intelligence in matter, electricity, animal nature, and organic life, who will deny that these are the errors which Truth must and will annihilate?

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 222:31


    (Life only in Spirit)
    We must destroy the false belief that life and intelligence are in matter, and plant ourselves upon what is pure and perfect. Paul said, "Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh." Sooner or later we shall learn that the fetters of man's finite capacity are forged by the illusion that he lives in body instead of in Soul, in matter instead of in Spirit.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 536:26


    (True attainment)
    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 - 312:1


    (Sense-dreams)
    How true it is that whatever is learned through material sense must be lost because such so-called knowledge is reversed by the spiritual facts of being in Science. That which material sense calls intangible, is found to be substance. What to material sense seems substance, becomes nothingness, as the sense-dream vanishes and reality appears.


Section 5


Luke 15:17-20

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

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

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

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

***
Proverbs 8:5,13,18,20,21

    5 O ye simple, understand wisdom:
and, ye fools, be ye of an
understanding heart.

    13 The fear of the Lord is to hate
evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the
evil way, and the froward mouth, do I
hate.

    18 Riches and honour are with me;
yea, durable riches and
righteousness.

    20 I lead in the way of
righteousness, in the midst of the
paths of judgment:

    21 That I may cause those that love
me to inherit substance; and I will
fill their treasures.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 308:16-28


    (Wrestling of Jacob)
    Jacob was alone, wrestling with error, - struggling with a mortal sense of life, substance, and intelligence as existent in matter with its false pleasures and pains, - when an angel, a message from Truth and Love, appeared to him and smote the sinew, or strength, of his error, till he saw its unreality; and Truth, being thereby understood, gave him spiritual strength in this Peniel of divine Science. Then said the spiritual evangel: "Let me go, for the day breaketh;" that is, the light of Truth and Love dawns upon thee. But the patriarch, perceiving his error and his need of help, did not loosen his hold upon this glorious light until his nature was transformed.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 309:7

    (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. If these children should go astray, and forget that Life is God, good, and that good is not in elements which are not spiritual, - thus losing the divine power which heals the sick and sinning, - they were to be brought back through great tribulation, to be renamed in Christian Science and led to deny material sense, or mind in matter, even as the gospel teaches.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 476:6-9

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


    (Mortals are not immortals)
    Error, urged to its final limits, is self-destroyed. Error will cease to claim that soul is in body, that life and intelligence are in matter, and that this matter is man.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 458:32-3


    (Advancement by sacrifice)
    Christianity causes men to turn naturally from matter to Spirit, as the flower turns from darkness to light. Man then appropriates those things which "eye hath not seen nor ear heard."


Section 6


Isaiah 6:9-11,13

    9 #And he said, Go, and tell this
people, Hear ye indeed, but
understand not; and see ye indeed,
but perceive not.

    10 Make the heart of this people
fat, and make their ears heavy, and
shut their eyes; lest they see with
their eyes, and hear with their ears,
and understand with their heart, and
convert, and be healed.

    11 Then said I, Lord, how long? And
he answered, Until the cities be
wasted without inhabitant, and the
houses without man, and the land be
utterly desolate,

    13 #But yet in it shall be a tenth,
and it shall return, and shall be
eaten: as a teil tree, and as an oak,
whose substance is in them, when they
cast their leaves: so the holy seed
shall be the substance thereof.

***
Luke 15:22,24(to .)

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

    24 For this my son was dead, and is
alive again; he was lost, and is
found.

***
Psalm 107:20

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 311:28


    (Soul impeccable)
    Matter, sin, and mortality lose all supposed consciousness or claim to life or existence, as mortals lay off a false sense of life, substance, and intelligence. But the spiritual, eternal man is not touched by these phases of mortality.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 299:24

    (Knowledge and Truth)
    Truth never destroys God's idea. Truth is spiritual, eternal substance, which cannot destroy the right reflection. Corporeal sense, or error, may seem to hide Truth, health, harmony, and Science, as the mist obscures the sun or the mountain; but Science, the sunshine of Truth, will melt away the shadow and reveal the celestial peaks.

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


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

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


    (Jesus the Scientist)
    Jesus of Nazareth was the most scientific man that ever trod the globe. He plunged beneath the material surface of things, and found the spiritual cause.
    To show that the substance of himself was Spirit and the body no more perfect because of death and no less material until the ascension (his further spiritual exaltation), Jesus waited until the mortal or fleshly sense had relinquished the belief of substance-matter, and spiritual sense had quenched all earthly yearnings. Thus he found the eternal Ego, and proved that he and the Father were inseparable as God and His reflection or spiritual man.

Subheadings in this lesson

11 1 - Spiritual thoughts
11 1 - Substance is Spirit
11 1 - Spiritual tangibility
11 1 - Living temple
11 1 - Spiritual synonyms
11 2 - The senses of Soul
11 2 - Mind's true camera
11 2 - Self-completeness
11 2 - Five senses deceptive
11 2 - Materialistic challenge
11 3 - Erroneous postulates
11 3 - One cause supreme
11 3 - Substance is Spirit
11 3 - Matter is not substance
11 3 - Spirit the starting-point
11 3 - Primitive error
11 4 - Man's genuine being
11 4 - Idolatrous illusions
11 4 - False claims annihilated
11 4 - Life only in Spirit
11 4 - True attainment
11 4 - Sense-dreams
11 5 - Wrestling of Jacob
11 5 - Israel the new name
11 5 - Mortals are not immortals
11 5 - Advancement by sacrifice
11 6 - Soul impeccable
11 6 - Knowledge and Truth
11 6 - Indestructible life of man
11 6 - Jesus the Scientist


March 11,1906

Subject: 12

MATTER.

2ooo



-- Golden Text --

Psalm 93:3,4

    3 The floods have lifted up, O
Lord, the floods have lifted up their
voice; the floods lift up their
waves.

    4 The Lord on high is mightier than
the noise of many waters, yea, than
the mighty waves of the sea.



Responsive Reading


Genesis 8:1-5

    1 And God remembered Noah, and
every living thing, and all the
cattle that was with him in the ark:
and God made a wind to pass over the
earth, and the waters asswaged;

    2 The fountains also of the deep
and the windows of heaven were
stopped, and the rain from heaven was
restrained;

    3 And the waters returned from off
the earth continually: and after the
end of the hundred and fifty days the
waters were abated.

    4 And the ark rested in the seventh
month, on the seventeenth day of the
month, upon the mountains of Ararat.

    5 And the waters decreased
continually until the tenth month: in
the tenth month, on the first day of
the month, were the tops of the
mountains seen.
Genesis 9:11-13,15,16

    11 And I will establish my covenant
with you; neither shall all flesh be
cut off any more by the waters of a
flood; neither shall there any more
be a flood to destroy the earth.

    12 And God said, This is the token
of the covenant which I make between
me and you and every living creature
that is with you, for perpetual
generations:

    13 I do set my bow in the cloud,
and it shall be for a token of a
covenant between me and the earth.

    15 And I will remember my covenant,
which is between me and you and every
living creature of all flesh; and the
waters shall no more become a flood
to destroy all flesh.

    16 And the bow shall be in the
cloud; and I will look upon it, that
I may remember the everlasting
covenant between God and every living
creature of all flesh that is upon
the earth.



Section 1


Genesis 6:7,8

    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.

    8 But Noah found grace in the eyes
of the Lord.

***
Isaiah 54:8-10

    8 In a little wrath I hid my face
from thee for a moment; but with
everlasting kindness will I have
mercy on thee, saith the Lord thy
Redeemer.

    9 For this is as the waters of Noah
unto me: for as I have sworn that the
waters of Noah should no more go over
the earth; so have I sworn that I
would not be wroth with thee, nor
rebuke thee.

    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.

***
II Peter 1:2,4,12

    2 Grace and peace be multiplied
unto you through the knowledge of
God, and of Jesus our Lord,

    4 Whereby are given unto us
exceeding great and precious
promises: that by these ye might be
partakers of the divine nature,
having escaped the corruption that is
in the world through lust.

    12 Wherefore I will not be
negligent to put you always in
remembrance of these things, though
ye know them, and be established in
the present truth.


592:22 Chapter 17: Glossary
(NOAH)

    NOAH. A corporeal mortal; knowledge of the nothingness of material things and of the immortality of all that is spiritual.


oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 320:4


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


o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 195:12


    (Useful knowledge)
    We should forsake the basis of matter for metaphysical Science and its divine Principle.


oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 356:8-16


    (Weakness of material theories) 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."



Section 2


Genesis 6:13,14

    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.

    14 #Make thee an ark of gopher
wood; rooms shalt thou make in the
ark, and shalt pitch it within and
without with pitch.

***
Matthew 24:37-39

    37 But as the days of Noe were, so
shall also the coming of the Son of
man be.

    38 For as in the days that were
before the flood they were eating and
drinking, marrying and giving in
marriage, until the day that Noe
entered into the ark,

    39 And knew not until the flood
came, and took them all away; so
shall also the coming of the Son of
man be.

***
Hebrews 11:7

    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.


581:8 Chapter 17: Glossary
(ARK)

    ARK. Safety; the idea, or reflection, of Truth, proved to be as immortal as its Principle; the understanding of Spirit, destroying belief in matter.


oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 278:3-8


    (Substance versus supposition) Divine metaphysics explains away matter. Spirit is the only substance and consciousness recognized by divine Science. The material senses oppose this, but there are no material senses, for matter has no mind. In Spirit there is no matter, even as in Truth there is no error, and in good no evil.

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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 281:28-1

    (The true new idea)
    Our false views of matter perish as we grasp the facts of Spirit. The old belief must be cast out or the new idea will be spilled, and the inspiration, which is to change our standpoint, will be lost.


oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 346:29


    (Serving two masters)
    Material beliefs must be expelled to make room for spiritual understanding. We cannot serve both God and mammon at the same time; but is not this what frail mortals are trying to do? Paul says: "The flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh." Who is ready to admit this?


ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 480:1-2

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


    (Spiritual reflection) When the substance of Spirit appears in Christian Science, the nothingness of matter is recognized.



Section 3


Genesis 6:16(to ;)

    16 A window shalt thou make to the
ark, and in a cubit shalt thou finish
it above;

***
Psalm 112:4

    4 Unto the upright there ariseth
light in the darkness: he is
gracious, and full of compassion, and
righteous.

***
Isaiah 49:4,6

    4 Then I said, I have laboured in
vain, I have spent my strength for
nought, and in vain: yet surely my
judgment is with the Lord, and my
work with my God.

    6 And he said, It is a light thing
that thou shouldest be my servant to
raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to
restore the preserved of Israel: I
will also give thee for a light to
the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my
salvation unto the end of the earth.

***
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 12:35,36,44,46

    35 Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a
little while is the light with you.
Walk while ye have the light, lest
darkness come upon you: for he that
walketh in darkness knoweth not
whither he goeth.

    36 While ye have light, believe in
the light, that ye may be the children
of light. These things spake Jesus,
and departed, and did hide himself
from them.

    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.


ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 474:31

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


    (Truth destroys falsity)
    Truth destroys falsity and error, for light and darkness cannot dwell together. Light extinguishes the darkness, and the Scripture declares that there is "no night there." To Truth there is no error, - all is Truth. To infinite Spirit there is no matter, - all is Spirit, divine Principle and its idea.


ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 561:20


    (Divinity and humanity)
    In divine revelation, material and corporeal selfhood disappear, and the spiritual idea is understood.


ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 504:3-15


    (Light preceding the sun)
    Genesis i. 5. And God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.



    All questions as to the divine creation being both spiritual and material are answered in this passage, for though solar beams are not yet included in the record of creation, still there is light. This light is not from the sun nor from volcanic flames, but it is the revelation of Truth and of spiritual ideas. This also shows that there is no place where God's light is not seen, since Truth, Life, and Love fill immensity and are ever-present. Was not this a revelation instead of a creation?


oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 347:26-31


    (Essential element of Christianity)
    The dream that matter and error are something must yield to reason and revelation. Then mortals will behold the nothingness of sickness and sin, and sin and sickness will disappear from consciousness. The harmonious will appear real, and the inharmonious unreal.


oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 274:25


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



Section 4


Genesis 6:16(after ;)

***
and the door of the ark shalt thou
set in the side thereof; with lower,
second, and third stories shalt thou
make it.

***
John 10:7-10

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

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

    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.

***
Revelation 3:8,20,21

    8 I know thy works: behold, I have
set before thee an open door, and no
man can shut it: for thou hast a
little strength, and hast kept my
word, and hast not denied my name.

    20 Behold, I stand at the door, and
knock: if any man hear my voice, and
open the door, I will come in to him,
and will sup with him, and he with
me.

    21 To him that overcometh will I
grant to sit with me in my throne,
even as I also overcame, and am set
down with my Father in his throne.


oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 315:21-24,32-7


    (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.
    (Jesus as mediator)
    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.


1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 99:9(begin Truth)-Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism


    (Key to the kingdom) Truth has furnished the key to the kingdom, and with this key Christian Science has opened the door of the human understanding. None may pick the lock nor enter by some other door.


o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 171:4


    (Paradise regained)
    Through discernment of the spiritual opposite of materiality, even the way through Christ, Truth, man will reopen with the key of divine Science the gates of Paradise which human beliefs have closed, and will find himself unfallen, upright, pure, and free, not needing to consult almanacs for the probabilities either of his life or of the weather, not needing to study brainology to learn how much of a man he is.


ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 535:10


    (Judgment on error)
    Divine Science deals its chief blow at the supposed material foundations of life and intelligence. It dooms idolatry. A belief in other gods, other creators, and other creations must go down before Christian Science. It unveils the results of sin as shown in sickness and death. When will man pass through the open gate of Christian Science into the heaven of Soul, into the heritage of the first born among men? Truth is indeed "the way."



Section 5


Genesis 8:10-12

    10 And he stayed yet other seven
days; and again he sent forth the
dove out of the ark;

    11 And the dove came in to him in
the evening; and, lo, in her mouth
was an olive leaf pluckt off: so Noah
knew that the waters were abated from
off the earth.

    12 And he stayed yet other seven
days; and sent forth the dove; which
returned not again unto him any more.

***
Psalm 55:4-6

    4 My heart is sore pained within
me: and the terrors of death are
fallen upon me.

    5 Fearfulness and trembling are
come upon me, and horror hath
overwhelmed me.

    6 And I said, Oh that I had wings
like a dove! for then would I fly
away, and be at rest.

***
Matthew 3:16,17

    16 And Jesus, when he was baptized,
went up straightway out of the water:
and, lo, the heavens were opened unto
him, and he saw the Spirit of God
descending like a dove, and lighting
upon him:

    17 And lo a voice from heaven,
saying, This is my beloved Son, in
whom I am well pleased.


584:26 Chapter 17: Glossary
(DOVE)

    DOVE. A symbol of divine Science; purity and peace; hope and faith.


o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 123:11


    (Seeming and being)
    The verity of Mind shows conclusively how it is that matter seems to be, but is not. Divine Science, rising above physical theories, excludes matter, resolves things into thoughts, and replaces the objects of material sense with spiritual ideas.


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.


o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 127:26


    (No physical science)
    Science is an emanation of divine Mind, and is alone able to interpret God aright. It has a spiritual, and not a material origin. It is a divine utterance, - the Comforter which leadeth into all truth.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 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.


1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 97:17,26


    (Dangerous resemblances)
    The more material the belief, the more obvious its error, until divine Spirit, supreme in its domain, dominates all matter, and man is found in the likeness of Spirit, his original being.
    "He uttered His voice, the earth melted." This Scripture indicates that all matter will disappear before the supremacy of Spirit.



Section 6


Genesis 8:20

    20 #And Noah builded an altar unto
the Lord; and took of every clean
beast, and of every clean fowl, and
offered burnt offerings on the altar.

***
Psalm 26:6-8

    6 I will wash mine hands in
innocency: so will I compass thine
altar, O Lord:

    7 That I may publish with the voice
of thanksgiving, and tell of all thy
wondrous works.

    8 Lord, I have loved the habitation
of thy house, and the place where
thine honour dwelleth.
Psalm 43:3,4

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

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

***
Hebrews 13:10,16

    10 We have an altar, whereof they
have no right to eat which serve the
tabernacle.

    16 But to do good and to
communicate forget not: for with such
sacrifices God is well pleased.


596:1,7 Chapter 17: Glossary
(UNKNOWN)

    UNKNOWN. That which spiritual sense alone comprehends, and which is unknown to the material senses.
    Paul saw in Athens an altar dedicated "to the unknown God." Referring to it, he said to the Athenians: "Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, Him declare I unto you." (Acts xvii. 23.)


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


    (Injustice to the Saviour) The time for the reappearing of the divine healing is throughout all time; and whosoever layeth his earthly all on the altar of divine Science, drinketh of Christ's cup now, and is endued with the spirit and power of Christian healing.


ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 572:19-22


    (Man's present possibilities)
    In Revelation xxi. 1 we read: -



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

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 573:5

    This testimony of Holy Writ sustains the fact in Science, that the heavens and earth to one human consciousness, that consciousness which God bestows, are spiritual, while to another, the unillumined human mind, the vision is material. This shows unmistakably that what the human mind terms matter and spirit indicates states and stages of consciousness.


o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 205:32


    (Redemption from selfishness)
    When we fully understand our relation to the Divine, we can have no other Mind but His, - no other Love, wisdom, or Truth, no other sense of Life, and no consciousness of the existence of matter or error.


598:23-30 Chapter 17: Glossary
(YEAR)

    One moment of divine consciousness, or the spiritual understanding of Life and Love, is a foretaste of eternity. This exalted view, obtained and retained when the Science of being is understood, would bridge over with life discerned spiritually the interval of death, and man would be in the full consciousness of his immortality and eternal harmony, where sin, sickness, and death are unknown.

Subheadings in this lesson

12 1 - Interior meaning
12 1 - Useful knowledge
12 1 - Weakness of material theories
12 1 - Irreconcilable differences
12 2 - Substance versus supposition
12 2 - Material mortality
12 2 - Spiritual tangibility
12 2 - The true new idea
12 2 - Serving two masters
12 2 - Spiritual reflection
12 3 - Truth destroys falsity
12 3 - Divinity and humanity
12 3 - Light preceding the sun
12 3 - Essential element of Christianity
12 3 - Impossible partnership
12 4 - Immaculate conception
12 4 - Jesus as mediator
12 4 - Key to the kingdom
12 4 - Paradise regained
12 4 - Judgment on error
12 5 - Seeming and being
12 5 - Life not contingent on matter
12 5 - No physical science
12 5 - Aim of Science
12 5 - Dangerous resemblances
12 6 - Injustice to the Saviour
12 6 - Man's present possibilities
12 6 - Redemption from selfishness


March 18,1906

Subject: 13

REALITY.

ooo2



-- Golden Text --

Hebrews 12:22

    22 But ye are come unto mount Sion,
and unto the city of the living God,
the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an
innumerable company of angels,


Responsive Reading


Revelation 3:7-13

    7 And to the angel of the church in
Philadelphia write; These things
saith he that is holy, he that is
true, he that hath the key of David,
he that openeth, and no man shutteth;
and shutteth, and no man openeth;

    8 I know thy works: behold, I have
set before thee an open door, and no
man can shut it: for thou hast a
little strength, and hast kept my
word, and hast not denied my name.

    9 Behold, I will make them of the
synagogue of Satan, which say they
are Jews, and are not, but do lie;
behold, I will make them to come and
worship before thy feet, and to know
that I have loved thee.

    10 Because thou hast kept the word
of my patience, I also will keep thee
from the hour of temptation, which
shall come upon all the world, to try
them that dwell upon the earth.

    11 Behold, I come quickly: hold
that fast which thou hast, that no
man take thy crown.

    12 Him that overcometh will I make
a pillar in the temple of my God, and
he shall go no more out: and I will
write upon him the name of my God,
and the name of the city of my God,
which is new Jerusalem, which cometh
down out of heaven from my God: and I
will write upon him my new name.

    13 He that hath an ear, let him
hear what the Spirit saith unto the
churches.
Revelation 21:9-12

    9 And there came unto me one of the
seven angels which had the seven
vials full of the seven last plagues,
and talked with me, saying, Come
hither, I will shew thee the bride,
the Lamb's wife.

    10 And he carried me away in the
spirit to a great and high mountain,
and shewed me that great city, the
holy Jerusalem, descending out of
heaven from God,

    11 Having the glory of God: and her
light was like unto a stone most
precious, even like a jasper stone,
clear as crystal;

    12 And had a wall great and high,
and had twelve gates, and at the
gates twelve angels, and names
written thereon, which are the names
of the twelve tribes of the children
of Israel:


Section 1


Psalm 50:2

    2 Out of Zion, the perfection of
beauty, God hath shined.

***
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.

***
Ecclesiastes 3:11,14

    11 He hath made every thing
beautiful in his time: also he hath
set the world in their heart, so that
no man can find out the work that God
maketh from the beginning to the end.


    14 I know that, whatsoever God
doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing
can be put to it, nor any thing taken
from it: and God doeth it, that men
should fear before him.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 353:16-19,31


    (Superstition obsolete)
    All the real is eternal. Perfection underlies reality. Without perfection, nothing is wholly real. All things will continue to disappear, until perfection appears and reality is reached. Mortal beliefs can neither demonstrate Christianity nor apprehend the reality of Life.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 470:18

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


    (The divine standard of perfection)
    The standard of perfection was originally God and man. Has God taken down His own standard, and has man fallen?

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 131:3


    (All evil unnatural)
    There is no error in Science, and our lives must be governed by reality in order to be in harmony with God, the divine Principle of all being.

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 - 550:7


    (Deep-reaching interrogations)
    God cannot become finite, and be limited within material bounds. Spirit cannot become matter, nor can Spirit be developed through its opposite. 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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 336:27-28

  (- MORTAL MIND - Material senses)


    (-24- God the parent Mind) The Science of being furnishes the rule of perfection, and brings immortality to light.


Section 2


Isaiah 43:25,26

    25 I, even I, am he that blotteth
out thy transgressions for mine own
sake, and will not remember thy sins.


    26 Put me in remembrance: let us
plead together: declare thou, that
thou mayest be justified.

***
Lamentations 2:13-15

    13 What thing shall I take to
witness for thee? what thing shall I
liken to thee, O daughter of
Jerusalem? what shall I equal to
thee, that I may comfort thee, O
virgin daughter of Zion? for thy
breach is great like the sea: who can
heal thee?

    14 Thy prophets have seen vain and
foolish things for thee: and they have
not discovered thine iniquity, to
turn away thy captivity; but have
seen for thee false burdens and
causes of banishment.

    15 All that pass by clap their
hands at thee; they hiss and wag
their head at the daughter of
Jerusalem, saying, Is this the city
that men call The perfection of
beauty, The joy of the whole earth?

***
Isaiah 59:1-3,16,17,20

    1 Behold, the Lord's hand is not
shortened, that it cannot save;
neither his ear heavy, that it cannot
hear:

    2 But your iniquities have
separated between you and your God,
and your sins have hid his face from
you, that he will not hear.

    3 For your hands are defiled with
blood, and your fingers with
iniquity; your lips have spoken lies,
your tongue hath muttered
perverseness.

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

    17 For he put on righteousness as a
breastplate, and an helmet of
salvation upon his head; and he put
on the garments of vengeance for
clothing, and was clad with zeal as a
cloak.

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 335:28

  (- MORTAL MIND - Material senses)


    (-20- The one divine Mind)
    Nothing unspiritual can be real, harmonious, or eternal. Sin, sickness, and mortality are the suppositional antipodes of Spirit, and must be contradictions of reality.

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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 481:19

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


    (The fruit forbidden)
    Human hypotheses first assume the reality of sickness, sin, and death, and then assume the necessity of these evils because of their admitted actuality. These human verdicts are the procurers of all discord.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 494:19

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


    (Reason and Science)
    Reason, rightly directed, serves to correct the errors of corporeal sense; but sin, sickness, and death will seem real (even as the experiences of the sleeping dream seem real) until the Science of man's eternal harmony breaks their illusion with the unbroken reality of scientific being.


Section 3


Genesis 1:14

    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:

***
Psalm 104:1-3,13,14,24

    1 Bless the Lord, O my soul. O
Lord my God, thou art very great;
thou art clothed with honour and
majesty.

    2 Who coverest thyself with light
as with a garment: who stretchest out
the heavens like a curtain:

    3 Who layeth the beams of his
chambers in the waters: who maketh
the clouds his chariot: who walketh
upon the wings of the wind:

    13 He watereth the hills from his
chambers: the earth is satisfied with
the fruit of thy works.

    14 He causeth the grass to grow for
the cattle, and herb for the service
of man: that he may bring forth food
out of the earth;

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

Psalm 8:1,3,4,9

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


    3 When I consider thy heavens, the
work of thy fingers, the moon and the
stars, which thou hast ordained;

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

    9 O Lord our Lord, how excellent is
thy name in all the earth!

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 478:26

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


    (Harmonious functions)
    That only is real which reflects God. St. Paul said, "But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by His grace, . . . I conferred not with flesh and blood."

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 468:21

(07) Question: What is Substance?
ADAM = A belief in intelligent matter, finiteness, and mortality.
Topic: Soul


    (Spiritual synonyms)
    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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 477:26-29

(15) Question: What are body and Soul?
ADAM = A so-called finite mind, producing other minds, thus making "gods many and lords many."
Topic: Are Sin, Disease, and Death Real?


    (Man inseperable from Spirit)
    Man is the expression of Soul. The Indians caught some glimpses of the underlying reality, when they called a certain beautiful lake "the smile of the Great Spirit."

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 240:1-2


    (Some lessons from nature)
    Nature voices natural, spiritual law and divine Love, but human belief misinterprets nature.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 118:26


    (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.

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

    (God's allness learned)
    The three great verities of Spirit, omnipotence, omnipresence, omniscience, - Spirit possessing all power, filling all space, constituting all Science, - contradict forever the belief that matter can be actual. These eternal verities reveal primeval existence as the radiant reality of God's creation, in which all that He has made is pronounced by His wisdom good.


Section 4


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.

***
Ezekiel 34:12-16

    12 As a shepherd seeketh out his
flock in the day that he is among his
sheep that are scattered; so will I
seek out my sheep, and will deliver
them out of all places where they
have been scattered in the cloudy and
dark day.

    13 And I will bring them out from
the people, and gather them from the
countries, and will bring them to
their own land, and feed them upon
the mountains of Israel by the
rivers, and in all the inhabited
places of the country.

    14 I will feed them in a good
pasture, and upon the high mountains
of Israel shall their fold be: there
shall they lie in a good fold, and in
a fat pasture shall they feed upon
the mountains of Israel.

    15 I will feed my flock, and I will
cause them to lie down, saith the
Lord God.

    16 I will seek that which was lost,
and bring again that which was driven
away, and will bind up that which was
broken, and will strengthen that
which was sick: but I will destroy
the fat and the strong; I will feed
them with judgment.

***
Psalm 126:1-4

    1 When the Lord turned again the
captivity of Zion, we were like them
that dream.

    2 Then was our mouth filled with
laughter, and our tongue with
singing: then said they among the
heathen, The Lord hath done great
things for them.

    3 The Lord hath done great things
for us; whereof we are glad.

    4 Turn again our captivity, O Lord,
as the streams in the south.

***
Isaiah 29:7,8

    7 #And the multitude of all the
nations that fight against Ariel,
even all that fight against her and
her munition, and that distress her,
shall be as a dream of a night
vision.

    8 It shall even be as when an
hungry man dreameth, and, behold, he
eateth; but he awaketh, and his soul
is empty: or as when a thirsty man
dreameth, and, behold, he drinketh;
but he awaketh, and, behold, he is
faint, and his soul hath appetite: so
shall the multitude of all the
nations be, that fight against mount
Zion.

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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 312:4


    (Sense-dreams)
    That which material sense calls intangible, is found to be substance. What to material sense seems substance, becomes nothingness, as the sense-dream vanishes and reality appears.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 530:26-29


    (Scriptural allegory)
    The history of error is a dream-narrative. The dream has no reality, no intelligence, no mind; therefore the dreamer and dream are one, for neither is true nor real.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 528:22

    (Hypnotic surgery)
    Beholding the creations of his own dream and calling them real and God-given, Adam - alias error - gives them names. Afterwards he is supposed to become the basis of the creation of woman and of his own kind, calling them mankind, - that is, a kind of man.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 207:27-2


    (One primal cause)
    The spiritual reality is the scientific fact in all things. The spiritual fact, repeated in the action of man and the whole universe, is harmonious and is the ideal of Truth. Spiritual facts are not inverted; the opposite discord, which bears no resemblance to spirituality, is not real. The only evidence of this inversion is obtained from suppositional error, which affords no proof of God, Spirit, or of the spiritual creation.


Section 5


Jeremiah 31:38,40

    38 #Behold, the days come, saith
the Lord, that the city shall be
built to the Lord from the tower of
Hananeel unto the gate of the corner.


    40 And the whole valley of the dead
bodies, and of the ashes, and all the
fields unto the brook of Kidron, unto
the corner of the horse gate toward
the east, shall be holy unto the
Lord; it shall not be plucked up, nor
thrown down any more for ever.

***
Ezekiel 48:30,35

    30 #And these are the goings out of
the city on the north side, four
thousand and five hundred measures.

    35 It was round about eighteen
thousand measures: and the name of
the city from that day shall be, The
Lord is there.

***
Matthew 23:37,38

    37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou
that killest the prophets, and
stonest them which are sent unto
thee, how often would I have gathered
thy children together, even as a hen
gathereth her chickens under her
wings, and ye would not!

    38 Behold, your house is left unto
you desolate.

***
Galatians 4:26

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

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 575:7 to 7(next page)


    (The city foursquare)
    This sacred city, described in the Apocalypse (xxi. 16) as one that "lieth foursquare" and cometh "down from God, out of heaven," represents the light and glory of divine Science. The builder and maker of this New Jerusalem is God, as we read in the book of Hebrews; and it is "a city which hath foundations." The description is metaphoric. Spiritual teaching must always be by symbols. Did not Jesus illustrate the truths he taught by the mustard-seed and the prodigal? Taken in its allegorical sense, the description of the city as foursquare has a profound meaning. The four sides of our city are the Word, Christ, Christianity, and divine Science; "and the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there." This city is wholly spiritual, as its four sides indicate.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 481:5

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


    (Vapor and nothingness)
    Like the archpriests of yore, man is free "to enter into the holiest," - the realm of God.


Section 6


Hebrews 12:22,23,28

    22 But ye are come unto mount Sion,
and unto the city of the living God,
the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an
innumerable company of angels,

    23 To the general assembly and
church of the firstborn, which are
written in heaven, and to God the
Judge of all, and to the spirits of
just men made perfect,

    28 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom
which cannot be moved, let us have
grace, whereby we may serve God
acceptably with reverence and godly
fear:

***
Revelation 3:11,12

    11 Behold, I come quickly: hold
that fast which thou hast, that no
man take thy crown.

    12 Him that overcometh will I make
a pillar in the temple of my God, and
he shall go no more out: and I will
write upon him the name of my God,
and the name of the city of my God,
which is new Jerusalem, which cometh
down out of heaven from my God: and I
will write upon him my new name.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 352:8


    (Spirit the tangible)
    To Jesus, not materiality, but spirituality, was the reality of man's existence, while to the rabbis the spiritual was the intangible and uncertain, if not the unreal.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 475:28-31

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


    (Man unfallen)
    Man is incapable of sin, sickness, and death. The real man cannot depart from holiness, nor can God, by whom man is evolved, engender the capacity or freedom to sin.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 476:4

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

    In divine Science, God and the real man are inseparable as divine Principle and idea.

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.

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


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

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.

Subheadings in this lesson

13 1 - Superstition obsolete
13 1 - The divine standard of perfection
13 1 - All evil unnatural
13 1 - -5- Allness of Spirit
13 1 - Deep-reaching interrogations
13 1 - -24- God the parent Mind
13 2 - -20- The one divine Mind
13 2 - -31- Evil not produced by God
13 2 - The fruit forbidden
13 2 - Reason and Science
13 3 - Harmonious functions
13 3 - Spiritual synonyms
13 3 - Man inseperable from Spirit
13 3 - Some lessons from nature
13 3 - Certain contradictions
13 3 - God's allness learned
13 4 - Mind destroys all ills
13 4 - Sense-dreams
13 4 - Scriptural allegory
13 4 - Hypnotic surgery
13 4 - Mental midwifery
13 4 - One primal cause
13 5 - The city foursquare
13 5 - Vapor and nothingness
13 6 - Spirit the tangible
13 6 - Man unfallen
13 6 - Nearness of Deity
13 6 - Truth's witness
13 6 - Seemingly independent authority


March 25,1906

Subject: 14

UNREALITY.

oo2o



-- Golden Text --

Revelation 17:8,12,14

    8 The beast that thou sawest was,
and is not; and shall ascend out of
the bottomless pit, and go into
perdition: and they that dwell on the
earth shall wonder, whose names were
not written in the book of life from
the foundation of the world, when
they behold the beast that was, and
is not, and yet is.

    12 And the ten horns which thou
sawest are ten kings, which have
received no kingdom as yet; but
receive power as kings one hour with
the beast.

    14 These shall make war with the
Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome
them: for he is Lord of lords, and
King of kings: and they that are with
him are called, and chosen, and
faithful.


Responsive Reading


Daniel 7:1-12

    1 In the first year of Belshazzar
king of Babylon Daniel had a dream
and visions of his head upon his bed:
then he wrote the dream, and told the
sum of the matters.

    2 Daniel spake and said, I saw in
my vision by night, and, behold, the
four winds of the heaven strove upon
the great sea.

    3 And four great beasts came up
from the sea, diverse one from
another.

    4 The first was like a lion, and
had eagle's wings: I beheld till the
wings thereof were plucked, and it
was lifted up from the earth, and
made stand upon the feet as a man,
and a man's heart was given to it.

    5 And behold another beast, a
second, like to a bear, and it raised
up itself on one side, and it had
three ribs in the mouth of it between
the teeth of it: and they said thus
unto it, Arise, devour much flesh.

    6 After this I beheld, and lo
another, like a leopard, which had
upon the back of it four wings of a
fowl; the beast had also four heads;
and dominion was given to it.

    7 After this I saw in the night
visions, and behold a fourth beast,
dreadful and terrible, and strong
exceedingly; and it had great iron
teeth: it devoured and brake in
pieces, and stamped the residue with
the feet of it: and it was diverse
from all the beasts that were before
it; and it had ten horns.

    8 I considered the horns, and,
behold, there came up among them
another little horn, before whom
there were three of the first horns
plucked up by the roots: and, behold,
in this horn were eyes like the eyes
of man, and a mouth speaking great
things.

    9 I beheld till the thrones were
cast down, and the Ancient of days
did sit, whose garment was white as
snow, and the hair of his head like
the pure wool: his throne was like
the fiery flame, and his wheels as
burning fire.

    10 A fiery stream issued and came
forth from before him: thousand
thousands ministered unto him, and
ten thousand times ten thousand stood
before him: the judgment was set, and
the books were opened.

    11 I beheld then because of the
voice of the great words which the
horn spake: I beheld even till the
beast was slain, and his body
destroyed, and given to the burning
flame.

    12 As concerning the rest of the
beasts, they had their dominion taken
away: yet their lives were prolonged
for a season and time.


Section 1


Jeremiah 23:1,10,11

    1 Woe be unto the pastors that
destroy and scatter the sheep of my
pasture! saith the Lord.

    10 For the land is full of
adulterers; for because of swearing
the land mourneth; the pleasant
places of the wilderness are dried
up, and their course is evil, and
their force is not right.

    11 For both prophet and priest are
profane; yea, in my house have I found
their wickedness, saith the Lord.

***
Ezekiel 34:4,5

    4 The diseased have ye not
strengthened, neither have ye healed
that which was sick, neither have ye
bound up that which was broken,
neither have ye brought again that
which was driven away, neither have
ye sought that which was lost; but
with force and with cruelty have ye
ruled them.

    5 And they were scattered, because
there is no shepherd: and they became
meat to all the beasts of the field,
when they were scattered.

***
Matthew 11:12

    12 And from the days of John the
Baptist until now the kingdom of
heaven suffereth violence, and the
violent take it by force.
Matthew 23:13,33-35

    13 #But woe unto you, scribes and
Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up
the kingdom of heaven against men:
for ye neither go in yourselves,
neither suffer ye them that are
entering to go in.

    33 Ye serpents, ye generation of
vipers, how can ye escape the
damnation of hell?

    34 #Wherefore, behold, I send unto
you prophets, and wise men, and
scribes: and some of them ye shall
kill and crucify; and some of them
shall ye scourge in your synagogues,
and persecute them from city to city:


    35 That upon you may come all the
righteous blood shed upon the earth,
from the blood of righteous Abel unto
the blood of Zacharias son of
Barachias, whom ye slew between the
temple and the altar.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 192:11


    (Human power a blind force)
    Erring power is a material belief, a blind miscalled force, the offspring of will and not of wisdom, of the mortal mind and not of the immortal. It is the headlong cataract, the devouring flame, the tempest's breath. It is lightning and hurricane, all that is selfish, wicked, dishonest, and impure.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 484:11-15

(18) Question: Does Christian Science, or metaphysical healing, include medication, material hygiene, mesmerism, hypnotism, theosophy, or spiritualism?
ADAM = A so-called man, whose origin, substance, and mind are found to be the antipode of God, or Spirit.
Topic: Everlasting Punishment


    (Mindless methods)
    What are termed natural science and material laws are the objective states of mortal mind. The physical universe expresses the conscious and unconscious thoughts of mortals. Physical force and mortal mind are one.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 114:12-17


    (Imperfect terminology)
    Mortal mind is a solecism in language, and involves an improper use of the word mind. As Mind is immortal, the phrase mortal mind implies something untrue and therefore unreal; and as the phrase is used in teaching Christian Science, it is meant to designate that which has no real existence.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 293:13-16,21-23


    (Elementary electricity)
    The material so-called gases and forces are counterfeits of the spiritual forces of divine Mind, whose potency is Truth, whose attraction is Love, whose adhesion and cohesion are Life, perpetuating the eternal facts of being.
    (The counterfeit forces)
    There is no vapid fury of mortal mind-expressed in earthquake, wind, wave, lightning, fire, bestial ferocity - and this so-called mind is self-destroyed.

o4oo Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked - 102:1-3


    (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.


Section 2


Ecclesiastes 1:3,8

    3 What profit hath a man of all his
labour which he taketh under the sun?


    8 All things are full of labour;
man cannot utter it: the eye is not
satisfied with seeing, nor the ear
filled with hearing.

***
Isaiah 42:18,19,23

    18 Hear, ye deaf; and look, ye
blind, that ye may see.

    19 Who is blind, but my servant? or
deaf, as my messenger that I sent?
who is blind as he that is perfect,
and blind as the Lord's servant?

    23 Who among you will give ear to
this? who will hearken and hear for
the time to come?

***
Matthew 13:13

    13 Therefore speak I to them in
parables: because they seeing see
not; and hearing they hear not,
neither do they understand.

***
John 9:39-41

    39 #And Jesus said, For judgment I
am come into this world, that they
which see not might see; and that
they which see might be made blind.

    40 And some of the Pharisees which
were with him heard these words, and
said unto him, Are we blind also?

    41 Jesus said unto them, If ye were
blind, ye should have no sin: but now
ye say, We see; therefore your sin
remaineth.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 70:2-5


    (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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 298:8


    (Truth's witness)
    What is termed material sense can report only a mortal temporary sense of things, whereas spiritual sense can bear witness only to Truth. To material sense, the unreal is the real until this sense is corrected by Christian Science.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 212:29-3


    (No miracles in Mind-methods)
    The realities of being, its normal action, and the origin of all things are unseen to mortal sense; whereas the unreal and imitative movements of mortal belief, which would reverse the immortal modus and action, are styled the real. Whoever contradicts this mortal mind supposition of reality is called a deceiver, or is said to be deceived.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 353:1


    (The real and the unreal)
    The Christianly scientific real is the sensuous unreal. Sin, disease, whatever seems real to material sense, is unreal in divine Science. The physical senses and Science have ever been antagonistic, and they will so continue, till the testimony of the physical senses yields entirely to Christian Science.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 486:23-26

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


    (Permanent sensibility)
    Sight, hearing, all the spiritual senses of man, are eternal. They cannot be lost. Their reality and immortality are in Spirit and understanding, not in matter, - hence their permanence.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 487:8

(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)
    There is more Science in the perpetual exercise of the Mind-faculties than in their loss. Lost they cannot be, while Mind remains. The apprehension of this gave sight to the blind and hearing to the deaf centuries ago, and it will repeat the wonder.


Section 3


Job 2:1,2

    1 Again there was a day when the
sons of God came to present
themselves before the Lord, and Satan
came also among them to present
himself before the Lord.

    2 And the Lord said unto Satan,
From whence comest thou? And Satan
answered the Lord, and said, From
going to and fro in the earth, and
from walking up and down in it.

***
Mark 1:9,13

    9 And it came to pass in those
days, that Jesus came from Nazareth
of Galilee, and was baptized of John
in Jordan.

    13 And he was there in the
wilderness forty days, tempted of
Satan; and was with the wild beasts;
and the angels ministered unto him.

***
Matthew 12:22,24-26,28

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

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

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

    26 And if Satan cast out Satan, he
is divided against himself; how shall
then his kingdom stand?

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

***
Revelation 12:9-11

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

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

    11 And they overcame him by the
blood of the Lamb, and by the word of
their testimony; and they loved not
their lives unto the death.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 563:8,27


    (The dragon as a type) The great red dragon symbolizes a lie, - the belief that substance, life, and intelligence can be material. This dragon stands for the sum total of human error. The ten horns of the dragon typify the belief that matter has power of its own, and that by means of an evil mind in matter the Ten Commandments can be broken.
    (Animal tendency)
    The serpentine form stands for subtlety, winding its way amidst all evil, but doing this in the name of good. Its sting is spoken of by Paul, when he refers to "spiritual wickedness in high places." It is the animal instinct in mortals, which would impel them to devour each other and cast out devils through Beelzebub.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 567:18

    (Dragon cast down to earth)
    That false claim - that ancient belief, that old serpent whose name is devil (evil), claiming that there is intelligence in matter either to benefit or to injure men - is pure delusion, the red dragon; and it is cast out by Christ, Truth, the spiritual idea, and so proved to be powerless. The words "cast unto the earth" show the dragon to be nothingness, dust to dust; and therefore, in his pretence of being a talker, he must be a lie from the beginning. His angels, or messages, are cast out with their author. The beast and the false prophets are lust and hypocrisy. These wolves in sheep's clothing are detected and killed by innocence, the Lamb of Love.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 474:26-31

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


    (Truth destroys falsity)
    If evil is real, Truth must make it so; but error, not Truth, is the author of the unreal, and the unreal vanishes, while all that is real is eternal. The apostle says that the mission of Christ is to "destroy the works of the devil."

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 339:11

  (- MORTAL MIND - Sickness)


    (-31- Evil not produced by God) A sinner can receive no encouragement from the fact that Science demonstrates the unreality of evil, for the sinner would make a reality of sin, - would make that real which is unreal, and thus heap up "wrath against the day of wrath." He is joining in a conspiracy against himself, - against his own awakening to the awful unreality by which he has been deceived. Only those, who repent of sin and forsake the unreal, can fully understand the unreality of evil.


Section 4


Jeremiah 2:8

    8 The priests said not, Where is
the Lord? and they that handle the
law knew me not: the pastors also
transgressed against me, and the
prophets prophesied by Baal, and
walked after things that do not
profit.
Jeremiah 8:14,15,22

    14 Why do we sit still? assemble
yourselves, and let us enter into the
defenced cities, and let us be silent
there: for the Lord our God hath put
us to silence, and given us water of
gall to drink, because we have sinned
against the Lord.

    15 We looked for peace, but no good
came; and for a time of health, and
behold trouble!

    22 Is there no balm in Gilead; is
there no physician there? why then is
not the health of the daughter of my
people recovered?
Jeremiah 46:11,12

    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.

    12 The nations have heard of thy
shame, and thy cry hath filled the
land: for the mighty man hath
stumbled against the mighty, and they
are fallen both together.

***
James 5:14,15

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


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

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 41:18


    (Healing early lost)
    No ancient school of philosophy, materia medica, or scholastic theology ever taught or demonstrated the divine healing of absolute Science.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 145:31-7


    (How healing was lost)
    The theology of Christian Science includes healing the sick. Our Master's first article of faith propounded to his students was healing, and he proved his faith by his works. The ancient Christians were healers. Why has this element of Christianity been lost? Because our systems of religion are governed more or less by our systems of medicine. The first idolatry was faith in matter. The schools have rendered faith in drugs the fashion, rather than faith in Deity.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 158:1-4,12

    (Mythology and materia medica)
    It is recorded that the profession of medicine originated in idolatry with pagan priests, who besought the gods to heal the sick and designated Apollo as "the god of medicine."
    The future history of material medicine may correspond with that of its material god, Apollo, who was banished from heaven and endured great sufferings upon earth.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 395:11


    (Divine authority)
    When divine Science overcomes faith in a carnal mind, and faith in God destroys all faith in sin and in material methods of healing, then sin, disease, and death will disappear.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 39:18-25


    (Present salvation)
    "Now," cried the apostle, "is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation," - meaning, not that now men must prepare for a future-world salvation, or safety, but that now is the time in which to experience that salvation in spirit and in life. Now is the time for so-called material pains and material pleasures to pass away, for both are unreal, because impossible in Science.


Section 5


Lamentations 5:7

    7 Our fathers have sinned, and are
not; and we have borne their
iniquities.
Lamentations 4:6,12

    6 For the punishment of the
iniquity of the daughter of my people
is greater than the punishment of the
sin of Sodom, that was overthrown as
in a moment, and no hands stayed on
her.

    12 The kings of the earth, and all
the inhabitants of the world, would
not have believed that the adversary
and the enemy should have entered
into the gates of Jerusalem.

***
Isaiah 33:20,24

    20 Look upon Zion, the city of our
solemnities: thine eyes shall see
Jerusalem a quiet habitation, a
tabernacle that shall not be taken
down; not one of the stakes thereof
shall ever be removed, neither shall
any of the cords thereof be broken.

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

***
Mark 2:3,5,12

    3 And they come unto him, bringing
one sick of the palsy, which was borne
of four.

    5 When Jesus saw their faith, he
said unto the sick of the palsy, Son,
thy sins be forgiven thee.

    12 And immediately he arose, took
up the bed, and went forth before
them all; insomuch that they were all
amazed, and glorified God, saying, We
never saw it on this fashion.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 472:23-29

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


    (Unrealities that seem real)
    Question. - Is there no sin?
    Answer. - All reality is in God and His creation, harmonious and eternal. That which He creates is good, and He makes all that is made. Therefore the only reality of sin, sickness, or death is the awful fact that unrealities seem real to human, erring belief, until God strips off their disguise.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 417:20


    (Disease to be made unreal)
    To the Christian Science healer, sickness is a dream from which the patient needs to be awakened. Disease should not appear real to the physician, since it is demonstrable that the way to cure the patient is to make disease unreal to him. To do this, the physician must understand the unreality of disease in Science.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 485:7

(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


    (Error only ephemeral)
    If the unimportant and evil appear, only soon to disappear because of their uselessness or their iniquity, then these ephemeral views of error ought to be obliterated by Truth. Why malign Christian Science for instructing mortals how to make sin, disease, and death appear more and more unreal?

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?

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 461:23


    (Proof by induction)
    Both sin and sickness are error, and Truth is their remedy. The truth regarding error is, that error is not true, hence it is unreal. To prove scientifically the error or unreality of sin, you must first see the claim of sin, and then destroy it. Whereas, to prove scientifically the error or unreality of disease, you must mentally unsee the disease; then you will not feel it, and it is destroyed.


Section 6


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.

***
Daniel 4:5,10-14

    5 I saw a dream which made me
afraid, and the thoughts upon my bed
and the visions of my head troubled
me.

    10 Thus were the visions of mine
head in my bed; I saw, and behold a
tree in the midst of the earth, and
the height thereof was great.

    11 The tree grew, and was strong,
and the height thereof reached unto
heaven, and the sight thereof to the
end of all the earth:

    12 The leaves thereof were fair,
and the fruit thereof much, and in it
was meat for all: the beasts of the
field had shadow under it, and the
fowls of the heaven dwelt in the
boughs thereof, and all flesh was fed
of it.

    13 I saw in the visions of my head
upon my bed, and, behold, a watcher
and an holy one came down from
heaven;

    14 He cried aloud, and said thus,
Hew down the tree, and cut off his
branches, shake off his leaves, and
scatter his fruit: let the beasts get
away from under it, and the fowls
from his branches:

***
Matthew 3:10

    10 And now also the axe is laid
unto the root of the trees: therefore
every tree which bringeth not forth
good fruit is hewn down, and cast
into the fire.

***
Revelation 22:1,2

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

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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 538:13-15,19


    (Contrasted testimony)
    The "tree of life" is significant of eternal reality or being. The "tree of knowledge" typifies unreality.
    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 - 527:14

    (No temptation from God)
    It is true that a knowledge of evil would make man mortal. It is plain also that material perception, gathered from the corporeal senses, constitutes evil and mortal knowledge. But is it true that God, good, made "the tree of life" to be the tree of death to His own creation? Has evil the reality of good? Evil is unreal because it is a lie, - false in every statement.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 337:22

  (- MORTAL MIND - Death)


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

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.

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 67:28


    (Spiritual power)
    Man delivered from sin, disease, and death presents the true likeness or spiritual ideal.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 406:1


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

Subheadings in this lesson

14 1 - Human power a blind force
14 1 - Mindless methods
14 1 - Imperfect terminology
14 1 - Elementary electricity
14 1 - The counterfeit forces
14 1 - Mere negation
14 2 - The infinite one Spirit
14 2 - Truth's witness
14 2 - No miracles in Mind-methods
14 2 - The real and the unreal
14 2 - Permanent sensibility
14 2 - Exercise of Mind faculties
14 3 - The dragon as a type
14 3 - Animal tendency
14 3 - Dragon cast down to earth
14 3 - Truth destroys falsity
14 3 - -31- Evil not produced by God
14 4 - Healing early lost
14 4 - How healing was lost
14 4 - Mythology and materia medica
14 4 - Divine authority
14 4 - Present salvation
14 5 - Unrealities that seem real
14 5 - Disease to be made unreal
14 5 - Error only ephemeral
14 5 - Divine fulfilment
14 5 - Proof by induction
14 6 - Contrasted testimony
14 6 - No temptation from God
14 6 - -27- True idea of man
14 6 - So-called superiority
14 6 - Spiritual power
14 6 - The leaves of healing


April 1,1906

Subject: 15

ARE SIN, DISEASE, AND DEATH REAL?

o2oo



-- Golden Text --

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.


Responsive Reading


Psalm 21

PSALM 21
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of
David

    1 The king shall joy in thy
strength, O Lord; and in thy
salvation how greatly shall he
rejoice!

    2 Thou hast given him his heart's
desire, and hast not withholden the
request of his lips.

    3 For thou preventest him with the
blessings of goodness: thou settest a
crown of pure gold on his head.

    4 He asked life of thee, and thou
gavest it him, even length of days
for ever and ever.

    5 His glory is great in thy
salvation: honour and majesty hast
thou laid upon him.

    6 For thou hast made him most
blessed for ever: thou hast made him
exceeding glad with thy countenance.

    7 For the king trusteth in the
Lord, and through the mercy of the
most High he shall not be moved.

    8 Thine hand shall find out all
thine enemies: thy right hand shall
find out those that hate thee.

    9 Thou shalt make them as a fiery
oven in the time of thine anger: the
Lord shall swallow them up in his
wrath, and the fire shall devour
them.

    10 Their fruit shalt thou destroy
from the earth, and their seed from
among the children of men.

    11 For they intended evil against
thee: they imagined a mischievous
device, which they are not able to
perform.

    12 Therefore shalt thou make them
turn their back, when thou shalt make
ready thine arrows upon thy strings
against the face of them.

    13 Be thou exalted, Lord, in thine
own strength: so will we sing and
praise thy power.


Section 1


Psalm 25:6,7

    6 Remember, O Lord, thy tender
mercies and thy lovingkindnesses; for
they have been ever of old.

    7 Remember not the sins of my
youth, nor my transgressions:
according to thy mercy remember thou
me for thy goodness' sake, O Lord.
Psalm 5:4,5

    4 For thou art not a God that hath
pleasure in wickedness: neither shall
evil dwell with thee.

    5 The foolish shall not stand in
thy sight: thou hatest all workers of
iniquity.

***
Isaiah 51:1,5,6

    1 Hearken to me, ye that follow
after righteousness, ye that seek the
Lord: look unto the rock whence ye
are hewn, and to the hole of the pit
whence ye are digged.

    5 My righteousness is near; my
salvation is gone forth, and mine
arms shall judge the people; the
isles shall wait upon me, and on mine
arm shall they trust.

    6 Lift up your eyes to the heavens,
and look upon the earth beneath: for
the heavens shall vanish away like
smoke, and the earth shall wax old
like a garment, and they that dwell
therein shall die in like manner: but
my salvation shall be for ever, and
my righteousness shall not be
abolished.
Isaiah 54:13,14

    13 And all thy children shall be
taught of the Lord; and great shall
be the peace of thy children.

    14 In righteousness shalt thou be
established: thou shalt be far from
oppression; for thou shalt not fear:
and from terror; for it shall not
come near thee.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 480:23-24(to 2nd .),29-32

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


    (Evil nonexistent)
    Evil is a false belief. God is not its author.
    (Vapor and nothingness)
    If sin, sickness, and death were understood as nothingness, they would disappear. As vapor melts before the sun, so evil would vanish before the reality of good.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 492:22

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


    (Scientific ultimatum)
    The notion that mind and matter commingle in the human illusion as to sin, sickness, and death must eventually submit to the Science of Mind, which denies this notion. God is Mind, and God is infinite; hence all is Mind. On this statement rests the Science of being, and the Principle of this Science is divine, demonstrating harmony and immortality.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 555:23-27


    (The origin of divinity)
    We lose our standard of perfection and set aside the proper conception of Deity, when we admit that the perfect is the author of aught that can become imperfect, that God bestows the power to sin, or that Truth confers the ability to err.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 230:11-16


    (God never inconsistent)
    It would be contrary to our highest ideas of God to suppose Him capable of first arranging law and causation so as to bring about certain evil results, and then punishing the helpless victims of His volition for doing what they could not avoid doing. Good is not, cannot be, the author of experimental sins.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 231:12

    (Destruction of all evil)
    If God makes sin, if good produces evil, if truth results in error, then Science and Christianity are helpless; but there are no antagonistic powers nor laws, spiritual or material, creating and governing man through perpetual warfare. God is not the author of mortal discords. Therefore we accept the conclusion that discords have only a fabulous existence, are mortal beliefs which divine Truth and Love destroy.


Section 2


Psalm 32:5

    5 I acknowledged my sin unto thee,
and mine iniquity have I not hid. I
said, I will confess my
transgressions unto the Lord; and
thou forgavest the iniquity of my
sin.

***
Isaiah 55:7

    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.

***
Jeremiah 50:4,5,20

    4 In those days, and in that time,
saith the Lord, the children of Israel
shall come, they and the children of
Judah together, going and weeping:
they shall go, and seek the Lord
their God.

    5 They shall ask the way to Zion
with their faces thitherward, saying,
Come, and let us join ourselves to
the Lord in a perpetual covenant that
shall not be forgotten.

    20 In those days, and in that time,
saith the Lord, the iniquity of
Israel shall be sought for, and there
shall be none; and the sins of Judah,
and they shall not be found: for I
will pardon them whom I reserve.

***
Micah 7:18

    18 Who is a God like unto thee,
that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth
by the transgression of the remnant
of his heritage? he retaineth not his
anger for ever, because he delighteth
in mercy.

***
Matthew 9:10-13

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

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

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

    13 But go ye and learn what that
meaneth, I will have mercy, and not
sacrifice: for I am not come to call
the righteous, but sinners to
repentance.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 447:22-27


    (Expose sin without believing in it)
    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.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 448:16-19

    (Truth's great results)
    A dishonest position is far from Christianly scientific. "He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy."

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

  (- MORTAL MIND - Death)


    (-32- Basis of health and immortality)
    To get rid of sin through Science, is to divest sin of any supposed mind or reality, and never to admit that sin can have intelligence or power, pain or pleasure. You conquer error by denying its verity. Our various theories will never lose their imaginary power for good or evil, until we lose our faith in them and make life its own proof of harmony and God.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 458:20


    (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. The Christianly scientific man reflects the divine law, thus becoming a law unto himself. He does violence to no man. Neither is he a false accuser. The Christian Scientist wisely shapes his course, and is honest and consistent in following the leadings of divine Mind. He must prove, through living as well as healing and teaching, that Christ's way is the only one by which mortals are radically saved from sin and sickness.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 354:26


    (Scientific consistency)
    Sin should become unreal to every one. It is in itself inconsistent, a divided kingdom. Its supposed realism has no divine authority, and I rejoice in the apprehension of this grand verity.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 239:13


    (Right views of humanity)
    The watchword of Christian Science is Scriptural: "Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts."


Section 3


I Kings 13:1-6

    1 And, behold, there came a man of
God out of Judah by the word of the
Lord unto Bethel: and Jeroboam stood
by the altar to burn incense.

    2 And he cried against the altar in
the word of the Lord, and said, O
altar, altar, thus saith the Lord;
Behold, a child shall be born unto
the house of David, Josiah by name;
and upon thee shall he offer the
priests of the high places that burn
incense upon thee, and men's bones
shall be burnt upon thee.

    3 And he gave a sign the same day,
saying, This is the sign which the
Lord hath spoken; Behold, the altar
shall be rent, and the ashes that are
upon it shall be poured out.

    4 And it came to pass, when king
Jeroboam heard the saying of the man
of God, which had cried against the
altar in Bethel, that he put forth
his hand from the altar, saying, Lay
hold on him. And his hand, which he
put forth against him, dried up, so
that he could not pull it in again to
him.

    5 The altar also was rent, and the
ashes poured out from the altar,
according to the sign which the man
of God had given by the word of the
Lord.

    6 And the king answered and said
unto the man of God, Intreat now the
face of the Lord thy God, and pray
for me, that my hand may be restored
me again. And the man of God besought
the Lord, and the king's hand was
restored him again, and became as it
was before.

***
Job 7:20

    20 I have sinned; what shall I do
unto thee, O thou preserver of men?
why hast thou set me as a mark
against thee, so that I am a burden
to myself?

***
Psalm 6:2

    2 Have mercy upon me, O Lord; for I
am weak: O Lord, heal me; for my
bones are vexed.

***
Romans 7:18

    18 For I know that in me (that is,
in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing:
for to will is present with me; but
how to perform that which is good I
find not.
Romans 8:7

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

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 391:32-2


    (Sin to be overcome)
    Fear is the fountain of sickness, and you master fear and sin through divine Mind; hence it is through divine Mind that you overcome disease.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 411:20

    (Fear as the foundation)
    The procuring cause and foundation of all sickness is fear, ignorance, or sin. Disease is always induced by a false sense mentally entertained, not destroyed. Disease is an image of thought externalized. The mental state is called a material state. Whatever is cherished in mortal mind as the physical condition is imaged forth on the body.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 188:22


    (Disease a dream)
    Sickness is a growth of error, springing from mortal ignorance or fear. Error rehearses error. What causes disease cannot cure it. The soil of disease is mortal mind, and you have an abundant or scanty crop of disease, according to the seedlings of fear. Sin and the fear of disease must be uprooted and cast out.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 218:9


    (Coalition of sin and sickness)
    The body is supposed to say, "I am ill." The reports of sickness may form a coalition with the reports of sin, and say, "I am malice, lust, appetite, envy, hate." What renders both sin and sickness difficult of cure is, that the human mind is the sinner, disinclined to self-correction, and believing that the body can be sick independently of mortal mind and that the divine Mind has no jurisdiction over the body.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 406:13(begin Sin)-16


    (Sickness will abate) 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.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 76:18


    (Real Life is God)
    Suffering, sinning, dying beliefs are unreal. When divine Science is universally understood, they will have no power over man, for man is immortal and lives by divine authority.


Section 4


Psalm 103:2,3

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

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

***
Matthew 15:29-31

    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.

***
Hebrews 12:12,13

    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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 228:25


    (Priestly pride humbled)
    There is no power apart from God. Omnipotence has all-power, and to acknowledge any other power is to dishonor God. The humble Nazarene overthrew the supposition that sin, sickness, and death have power. He proved them powerless. It should have humbled the pride of the priests, when they saw the demonstration of Christianity excel the influence of their dead faith and ceremonies.

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


    (No ecclesiastical monopoly)
    In healing the sick and sinning, Jesus elaborated the fact that the healing effect followed the understanding of the divine Principle and of the Christ-spirit which governed the corporeal Jesus. For this Principle there is no dynasty, no ecclesiastical monopoly. Its only crowned head is immortal sovereignty. Its only priest is the spiritualized man. The Bible declares that all believers are made "kings and priests unto God." The outsiders did not then, and do not now, understand this ruling of the Christ; therefore they cannot demonstrate God's healing power. Neither can this manifestation of Christ be comprehended, until its divine Principle is scientifically understood.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 378:24


    (Disease powerless)
    Sickness is not a God-given, nor a self-constituted material power, which copes astutely with Mind and finally conquers it. God never endowed matter with power to disable Life or to chill harmony with a long and cold night of discord. Such a power, without the divine permission, is inconceivable; ;and if such a power could be divinely directed, it would manifest less wisdom than we usually find displayed in human governments.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 442:19(begin When)-22

    (Christ the great physician) When Christ changes a belief of sin or of sickness into a better belief, then belief melts into spiritual understanding, and sin, disease, and death disappear.


Section 5


Job 17:11-13

    11 My days are past, my purposes
are broken off, even the thoughts of
my heart.

    12 They change the night into day:
the light is short because of
darkness.

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

***
Ecclesiastes 5:16,17

    16 And this also is a sore evil,
that in all points as he came, so
shall he go: and what profit hath he
that hath laboured for the wind?

    17 All his days also he eateth in
darkness, and he hath much sorrow and
wrath with his sickness.

***
Micah 7:8,9

    8 #Rejoice not against me, O mine
enemy: when I fall, I shall arise;
when I sit in darkness, the Lord
shall be a light unto me.

    9 I will bear the indignation of
the Lord, because I have sinned
against him, until he plead my cause,
and execute judgment for me: he will
bring me forth to the light, and I
shall behold his righteousness.

584:9-16 Chapter 17: Glossary
(DEATH)

    DEATH. An illusion, the lie of life in matter; the unreal and untrue; the opposite of Life.
    Matter has no life, hence it has no real existence. Mind is immortal. The flesh, warring against Spirit; that which frets itself free from one belief only to be fettered by another, until every belief of life where Life is not yields to eternal Life. Any material evidence of death is false, for it contradicts the spiritual facts of being.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 79:2


    (Thought regarding death)
    Warning people against death is an error that tends to frighten into death those who are ignorant of Life as God. Thousands of instances could be cited of health restored by changing the patient's thoughts regarding death.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 203:24


    (Suicide and sin)
    Death is not a stepping-stone to Life, immortality, and bliss. The so-called sinner is a suicide. Sin kills the sinner and will continue to kill him so long as he sins. The foam and fury of illegitimate living and of fearful and doleful dying should disappear on the shore of time; then the waves of sin, sorrow, and death beat in vain.

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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 430:7


    (Life all-inclusive)
    When man gives up his belief in death, he will advance more rapidly towards God, Life, and Love. Belief in sickness and death, as certainly as belief in sin, tends to shut out the true sense of Life and health. When will mankind wake to this great fact in Science?


Section 6


Psalm 115:17,18

    17 The dead praise not the Lord,
neither any that go down into
silence.

    18 But we will bless the Lord from
this time forth and for evermore.
Praise the Lord.

***
John 5:24

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

***
I Thessalonians 4:13,14

    13 But I would not have you to be
ignorant, brethren, concerning them
which are asleep, that ye sorrow not,
even as others which have no hope.

    14 For if we believe that Jesus
died and rose again, even so them
also which sleep in Jesus will God
bring with him.

***
Revelation 21:4

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

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 - 289:14


    (Death but an illusion)
    The fact that the Christ, or Truth, overcame and still overcomes death proves the "king of terrors" to be but a mortal belief, or error, which Truth destroys with the spiritual evidences of Life; and this shows that what appears to the senses to be death is but a mortal illusion, for to the real man and the real universe there is no death-process.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 202:15


    (Harmonious lifework)
    Outside of this Science all is mutable; but immortal man, in accord with the divine Principle of his being, God, neither sins, suffers, nor dies. 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.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 347:23-31


    (Essential element of Christianity)
    If Christian Science takes away the popular gods, - sin, sickness, and death, - it is Christ, Truth, who destroys these evils, and so proves their nothingness.
    The dream that matter and error are something must yield to reason and revelation. Then mortals will behold the nothingness of sickness and sin, and sin and sickness will disappear from consciousness. The harmonious will appear real, and the inharmonious unreal.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 231:30


    (Superiority to sickness and sin)
    Man, governed by his Maker, having no other Mind, - planted on the Evangelist's statement that "all things were made by Him [the Word of God]; and without Him was not anything made that was made," - can triumph over sin, sickness, and death.

Subheadings in this lesson

15 1 - Evil nonexistent
15 1 - Vapor and nothingness
15 1 - Scientific ultimatum
15 1 - The origin of divinity
15 1 - God never inconsistent
15 1 - Destruction of all evil
15 2 - Expose sin without believing in it
15 2 - Truth's great results
15 2 - -32- Basis of health and immortality
15 2 - The panoply of wisdom
15 2 - Scientific consistency
15 2 - Right views of humanity
15 3 - Sin to be overcome
15 3 - Fear as the foundation
15 3 - Disease a dream
15 3 - Coalition of sin and sickness
15 3 - Sickness will abate
15 3 - Real Life is God
15 4 - Priestly pride humbled
15 4 - No ecclesiastical monopoly
15 4 - Disease powerless
15 4 - Christ the great physician
15 5 - Thought regarding death
15 5 - Suicide and sin
15 5 - A belief suicidal
15 5 - Life all-inclusive
15 6 - Victory over the grave
15 6 - Death but an illusion
15 6 - Harmonious lifework
15 6 - Essential element of Christianity
15 6 - Superiority to sickness and sin


April 8,1906

Subject: 16

DOCTRINE OF ATONEMENT.

2ooo



-- Golden Text --

II Corinthians 5:14,15

    14 For the love of Christ
constraineth us; because we thus
judge, that if one died for all, then
were all dead:

    15 And that he died for all, that
they which live should not henceforth
live unto themselves, but unto him
which died for them, and rose again.


Responsive Reading


Joel 2:1,12,13,16-19,21,26-29,32

    1 Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and
sound an alarm in my holy mountain:
let all the inhabitants of the land
tremble: for the day of the Lord
cometh, for it is nigh at hand;

    12 #Therefore also now, saith the
Lord, Turn ye even to me with all
your heart, and with fasting, and
with weeping, and with mourning:

    13 And rend your heart, and not
your garments, and turn unto the Lord
your God: for he is gracious and
merciful, slow to anger, and of great
kindness, and repenteth him of the
evil.

    16 Gather the people, sanctify the
congregation, assemble the elders,
gather the children, and those that
suck the breasts: let the bridegroom
go forth of his chamber, and the
bride out of her closet.

    17 Let the priests, the ministers
of the Lord, weep between the porch
and the altar, and let them say,
Spare thy people, O Lord, and give
not thine heritage to reproach, that
the heathen should rule over them:
wherefore should they say among the
people, Where is their God?

    18 #Then will the Lord be jealous
for his land, and pity his people.

    19 Yea, the Lord will answer and
say unto his people, Behold, I will
send you corn, and wine, and oil, and
ye shall be satisfied therewith: and
I will no more make you a reproach
among the heathen:

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

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

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

    28 #And it shall come to pass
afterward, that I will pour out my
spirit upon all flesh; and your sons
and your daughters shall prophesy,
your old men shall dream dreams, your
young men shall see visions:

    29 And also upon the servants and
upon the handmaids in those days will
I pour out my spirit.

    32 And it shall come to pass, that
whosoever shall call on the name of
the Lord shall be delivered: for in
mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be
deliverance, as the Lord hath said,
and in the remnant whom the Lord
shall call.


Section 1


Exodus 28:1,36,38

    1 And take thou unto thee Aaron
thy brother, and his sons with him,
from among the children of Israel,
that he may minister unto me in the
priest's office, even Aaron, Nadab
and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar,
Aaron's sons.

    36 #And thou shalt make a plate of
pure gold, and grave upon it, like the
engravings of a signet, HOLINESS TO
THE LORD.

    38 And it shall be upon Aaron's
forehead, that Aaron may bear the
iniquity of the holy things, which
the children of Israel shall hallow
in all their holy gifts; and it shall
be always upon his forehead, that
they may be accepted before the Lord.

Exodus 29:36,44,45

    36 And thou shalt offer every day a
bullock for a sin offering for
atonement: and thou shalt cleanse the
altar, when thou hast made an
atonement for it, and thou shalt
anoint it, to sanctify it.

    44 And I will sanctify the
tabernacle of the congregation, and
the altar: I will sanctify also both
Aaron and his sons, to minister to me
in the priest's office.

    45 #And I will dwell among the
children of Israel, and will be their
God.

***
Hebrews 7:11

    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?
Hebrews 8:1,2

    1 Now of the things which we have
spoken this is the sum: We have such
an high priest, who is set on the
right hand of the throne of the
Majesty in the heavens;

    2 A minister of the sanctuary, and
of the true tabernacle, which the Lord
pitched, and not man.
Hebrews 13:10,20,21

    10 We have an altar, whereof they
have no right to eat which serve the
tabernacle.

    20 Now the God of peace, that
brought again from the dead our Lord
Jesus, that great shepherd of the
sheep, through the blood of the
everlasting covenant,

    21 Make you perfect in every good
work to do his will, working in you
that which is wellpleasing in his
sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom
be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 18:1-9


    (Divine oneness)
    Atonement is the exemplification of man's unity with God, whereby man reflects divine Truth, Life, and Love. Jesus of Nazareth taught and demonstrated man's oneness with the Father, and for this we owe him endless homage. His mission was both individual and collective. He did life's work aright not only in justice to himself, but in mercy to mortals, - to show them how to do theirs, but not to do it for them nor to relieve them of a single responsibility.

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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 334:10-24

  (- 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.
    (-16- Eternity of the Christ)
    XVI. This was "the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world," - slain, that is, according to the testimony of the corporeal senses, but undying in the deific Mind.

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


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


Section 2


Exodus 22:1,5

    1 If a man shall steal an ox, or a
sheep, and kill it, or sell it; he
shall restore five oxen for an ox,
and four sheep for a sheep.

    5 If a man shall cause a field or
vineyard to be eaten, and shall put
in his beast, and shall feed in
another man's field; of the best of
his own field, and of the best of his
own vineyard, shall he make
restitution.

***
Job 20:4,5,18

    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?

    18 That which he laboured for shall
he restore, and shall not swallow it
down: according to his substance
shall the restitution be, and he
shall not rejoice therein.

***
Acts 3:19-21

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

    20 And he shall send Jesus Christ,
which before was preached unto you:

    21 Whom the heaven must receive
until the times of restitution of all
things, which God hath spoken by the
mouth of all his holy prophets since
the world began.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 11:8


    (Remission of penalty)
    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.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 5:3-11

    (Sorrow and reformation)
    Sorrow for wrong-doing is but one step towards reform and the very easiest step. The next and great step required by wisdom is the test of our sincerity, - namely, reformation. To this end we are placed under the stress of circumstances. Temptation bids us repeat the offence, and woe comes in return for what is done. So it will ever be, till we learn that there is no discount in the law of justice and that we must pay "the uttermost farthing."

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


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

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 36:6

    (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.


Section 3


John 11:45-50,53

    45 Then many of the Jews which came
to Mary, and had seen the things
which Jesus did, believed on him.

    46 But some of them went their ways
to the Pharisees, and told them what
things Jesus had done.

    47 #Then gathered the chief priests
and the Pharisees a council, and
said, What do we? for this man doeth
many miracles.

    48 If we let him thus alone, all
men will believe on him: and the
Romans shall come and take away both
our place and nation.

    49 And one of them, named Caiaphas,
being the high priest that same year,
said unto them, Ye know nothing at
all,

    50 Nor consider that it is
expedient for us, that one man should
die for the people, and that the
whole nation perish not.

    53 Then from that day forth they
took counsel together for to put him
to death.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 542:1-5


    (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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 37:18-20


    (Complete emulation) Those who procured the martyrdom of that righteous man would gladly have turned his sacred career into a mutilated doctrinal platform.

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

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

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 28:1

    (Help and hindrance)
    The Pharisees claimed to know and to teach the divine will, but they only hindered the success of Jesus' mission. Even many of his students stood in his way. If the Master had not taken a student and taught the unseen verities of God, he would not have been crucified. The determination to hold Spirit in the grasp of matter is the persecutor of Truth and Love.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 23:1

    (Justice and substitution)
    Wisdom and Love may require many sacrifices of self to save us from sin. One sacrifice, however great, is insufficient to pay the debt of sin. The atonement requires constant self-immolation on the sinner's part. That God's wrath should be vented upon His beloved Son, is divinely unnatural. Such a theory is man-made. The atonement is a hard problem in theology, but its scientific explanation is, that suffering is an error of sinful sense which Truth destroys, and that eventually both sin and suffering will fall at the feet of everlasting Love.


Section 4


Romans 5:1,10,11,17

    1 Therefore being justified by
faith, we have peace with God through
our Lord Jesus Christ:

    10 For if, when we were enemies, we
were reconciled to God by the death
of his Son, much more, being
reconciled, we shall be saved by his
life.

    11 And not only so, but we also joy
in God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
by whom we have now received the
atonement.

    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.)

***
Ephesians 2:18

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

***
Hebrews 2:11

    11 For both he that sanctifieth and
they who are sanctified are all of
one: for which cause he is not
ashamed to call them brethren,

***
Colossians 2:6,10,11,15

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

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

    11 In whom also ye are circumcised
with the circumcision made without
hands, in putting off the body of the
sins of the flesh by the circumcision
of Christ:

    15 And having spoiled
principalities and powers, he made a
shew of them openly, triumphing over
them in it.

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 - 39:1

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


Section 5


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.

***
I Peter 1:3-5,14,15,23

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

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

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

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

    15 But as he which hath called you
is holy, so be ye holy in all manner
of conversation;

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

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


    (Effective triumph)
    Jesus taught the way of Life by demonstration, that we may understand how this divine Principle heals the sick, casts out error, and triumphs over death. Jesus presented the ideal of God better than could any man whose origin was less spiritual. By his obedience to God, he demonstrated more spiritually than all others the Principle of being. Hence the force of his admonition, "If ye love me, keep my commandments."

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 19:12

    (Human reconciliation)
    The Master forbore not to speak the whole truth, declaring precisely what would destroy sickness, sin, and death, although his teaching set households at variance, and brought to material beliefs not peace, but a sword.

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.

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

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


Section 6


Isaiah 2:2,3

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

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

***
Daniel 9:24

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

***
Hebrews 9:11,12,28

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

    12 Neither by the blood of goats
and calves, but by his own blood he
entered in once into the holy place,
having obtained eternal redemption
for us.

    28 So Christ was once offered to
bear the sins of many; and unto them
that look for him shall he appear the
second time without sin unto
salvation.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 202:6-13


    (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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 485:14-24

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


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 323:6


    (A bright outlook)
    Through the wholesome chastisements of Love, we are helped onward in the march towards righteousness, peace, and purity, which are the landmarks of Science. Beholding the infinite tasks of truth, we pause, - wait on God. Then we push onward, until boundless thought walks enraptured, and conception unconfined is winged to reach the divine glory.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 571:22


    (Pure religion enthroned)
    Through trope and metaphor, the Revelator, immortal scribe of Spirit and of a true idealism, furnishes the mirror in which mortals may see their own image. In significant figures he depicts the thoughts which he beholds in mortal mind. Thus he rebukes the conceit of sin, and foreshadows its doom. With his spiritual strength, he has opened wide the gates of glory, and illumined the night of paganism with the sublime grandeur of divine Science, outshining sin, sorcery, lust, and hypocrisy. He takes away mitre and sceptre. He enthrones pure and undefiled religion, and lifts on high only those who have washed their robes white in obedience and suffering.

Subheadings in this lesson

16 1 - Divine oneness
16 1 - -13- The divine Principle and idea
16 1 - -15- The Son's duality
16 1 - -16- Eternity of the Christ
16 1 - True flesh and blood
16 2 - Remission of penalty
16 2 - Sorrow and reformation
16 2 - Justice and substitution
16 2 - Final purpose
16 3 - Murder brings its curse
16 3 - Complete emulation
16 3 - Suffering inevitable
16 3 - Help and hindrance
16 3 - Justice and substitution
16 4 - Human reconciliation
16 4 - Mockery of truth
16 5 - Effective triumph
16 5 - Human reconciliation
16 5 - Proof in practice
16 5 - The holy struggle
16 6 - Divine study
16 6 - Scientific translations
16 6 - A bright outlook
16 6 - Pure religion enthroned


April 15,1906

Subject: 17

PROBATION AFTER DEATH.

ooo3



-- Golden Text --

Ephesians 4:13

    13 Till we all come in the unity of
the faith, and of the knowledge of
the Son of God, unto a perfect man,
unto the measure of the stature of
the fulness of Christ:


Responsive Reading


Daniel 12:2-13

    2 And many of them that sleep in
the dust of the earth shall awake,
some to everlasting life, and some to
shame and everlasting contempt.

    3 And they that be wise shall shine
as the brightness of the firmament;
and they that turn many to
righteousness as the stars for ever
and ever.

    4 But thou, O Daniel, shut up the
words, and seal the book, even to the
time of the end: many shall run to
and fro, and knowledge shall be
increased.

    5 #Then I Daniel looked, and,
behold, there stood other two, the
one on this side of the bank of the
river, and the other on that side of
the bank of the river.

    6 And one said to the man clothed
in linen, which was upon the waters
of the river, How long shall it be to
the end of these wonders?

    7 And I heard the man clothed in
linen, which was upon the waters of
the river, when he held up his right
hand and his left hand unto heaven,
and sware by him that liveth for ever
that it shall be for a time, times,
and an half; and when he shall have
accomplished to scatter the power of
the holy people, all these things
shall be finished.

    8 And I heard, but I understood
not: then said I, O my Lord, what
shall be the end of these things?

    9 And he said, Go thy way, Daniel:
for the words are closed up and sealed
till the time of the end.

    10 Many shall be purified, and made
white, and tried; but the wicked
shall do wickedly: and none of the
wicked shall understand; but the wise
shall understand.

    11 And from the time that the daily
sacrifice shall be taken away, and
the abomination that maketh desolate
set up, there shall be a thousand two
hundred and ninety days.

    12 Blessed is he that waiteth, and
cometh to the thousand three hundred
and five and thirty days.

    13 But go thou thy way till the end
be: for thou shalt rest, and stand in
thy lot at the end of the days.


Section 1


Genesis 49:1,2,33

    1 And Jacob called unto his sons,
and said, Gather yourselves together,
that I may tell you that which shall
befall you in the last days.

    2 Gather yourselves together, and
hear, ye sons of Jacob; and hearken
unto Israel your father.

    33 And when Jacob had made an end
of commanding his sons, he gathered
up his feet into the bed, and yielded
up the ghost, and was gathered unto
his people.
Genesis 50:22,24,25

    22 #And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he,
and his father's house: and Joseph
lived an hundred and ten years.

    24 And Joseph said unto his
brethren, I die: and God will surely
visit you, and bring you out of this
land unto the land which he sware to
Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.

    25 And Joseph took an oath of the
children of Israel, saying, God will
surely visit you, and ye shall carry
up my bones from hence.

***
I Corinthians 15:56,57

    56 The sting of death is sin; and
the strength of sin is the law.

    57 But thanks be to God, which
giveth us the victory through our
Lord Jesus Christ.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 286:31-4


    (Spiritual thoughts)
    Sin, sickness, and death are comprised in human material belief, and belong not to the divine Mind. They are without a real origin or existence. They have neither Principle nor permanence, but belong, with all that is material and temporal, to the nothingness of error, which simulates the creations of Truth.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 481:19

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


    (The fruit forbidden)
    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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 244:7-22


    (Deformity and perfection)
    If we were to derive all our conceptions of man from what is seen between the cradle and the grave, happiness and goodness would have no abiding-place in man, and the worms would rob him of the flesh; but Paul writes: "The law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death."
    (Man never less than man)
    Man undergoing birth, maturity, and decay is like the beasts and vegetables, - subject to laws of decay. If man were dust in his earliest stage of existence, we might admit the hypothesis that he returns eventually to his primitive condition; but man was never more nor less than man.
    If man flickers out in death or springs from matter into being, there must be an instant when God is without His entire manifestation, - when there is no full reflection of the infinite Mind.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 176:13


    (Our modern Eves)
    When the mechanism of the human mind gives place to the divine Mind, selfishness and sin, disease and death, will lose their foothold.


Section 2


Psalm 49:15

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

***
Mark 9:2-4,9,10

    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.

    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.

***
Revelation 22:11,12

    11 He that is unjust, let him be
unjust still: and he which is filthy,
let him be filthy still: and he that
is righteous, let him be righteous
still: and he that is holy, let him
be holy still.

    12 And, behold, I come quickly; and
my reward is with me, to give every
man according as his work shall be.

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


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 290:3-10,16


    (Death no advantage)
    If the Principle, rule, and demonstration of man's being are not in the least understood before what is termed death overtakes mortals, they will rise no higher spiritually in the scale of existence on account of that single experience, but will remain as material as before the transition, still seeking happiness through a material, instead of through a spiritual sense of life, and from selfish and inferior motives.
    (Future purification)
    If the change called death destroyed the belief in sin, sickness, and death, happiness would be won at the moment of dissolution, and be forever permanent; but this is not so. Perfection is gained only by perfection. They who are unrighteous shall be unrighteous still, until in divine Science Christ, Truth, removes all ignorance and sin.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 291:23-25

    (Salvation and probation)
    As death findeth mortal man, so shall he be after death, until probation and growth shall effect the needed change.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 251:8-11


    (Illusion of death)
    In the illusion of death, mortals wake to the knowledge of two facts: (1) that they are not dead; (2) that they have but passed the portals of a new belief.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 353:25-27


    (Superstition obsolete)
    The grave does not banish the ghost of materiality. So long as there are supposed limits to Mind, and those limits are human, so long will ghosts seem to continue.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 494:19

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


    (Reason and Science)
    Reason, rightly directed, serves to correct the errors of corporeal sense; but sin, sickness, and death will seem real (even as the experiences of the sleeping dream seem real) until the Science of man's eternal harmony breaks their illusion with the unbroken reality of scientific being.


Section 3


I Corinthians 15:16-19,50-53

    16 For if the dead rise not, then
is not Christ raised:

    17 And if Christ be not raised,
your faith is vain; ye are yet in
your sins.

    18 Then they also which are fallen
asleep in Christ are perished.

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

    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,

    52 In a moment, in the twinkling of
an eye, at the last trump: for the
trumpet shall sound, and the dead
shall be raised incorruptible, and we
shall be changed.

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 291:5-9


    (Sin is punished)
    We know that all will be changed "in the twinkling of an eye," when the last trump shall sound; but this last call of wisdom cannot come till mortals have already yielded to each lesser call in the growth of Christian character.

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 - 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.

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.


Section 4


Psalm 110:1,2

    1 The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit
thou at my right hand, until I make
thine enemies thy footstool.

    2 The Lord shall send the rod of
thy strength out of Zion: rule thou
in the midst of thine enemies.

***
Colossians 1:21-23

    21 And you, that were sometime
alienated and enemies in your mind by
wicked works, yet now hath he
reconciled

    22 In the body of his flesh through
death, to present you holy and
unblameable and unreproveable in his
sight:

    23 If ye continue in the faith
grounded and settled, and be not
moved away from the hope of the
gospel, which ye have heard, and
which was preached to every creature
which is under heaven; whereof I Paul
am made a minister;

***
Matthew 24:5,12,13

    5 For many shall come in my name,
saying, I am Christ; and shall
deceive many.

    12 And because iniquity shall
abound, the love of many shall wax
cold.

    13 But he that shall endure unto
the end, the same shall be saved.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 430:3-9


    (Life all-inclusive)
    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.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 77:13-18


    (A dream vanishing)
    The period required for this dream of material life, embracing its so-called pleasures and pains, to vanish from consciousness, "knoweth no man . . . neither the Son, but the Father." This period will be of longer or shorter duration according to the tenacity of error.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 232:27


    (Signs following)
    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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 296:14


    (Scientific purgation)
    The so-called pleasures and pains of matter perish, and they must go out under the blaze of Truth, spiritual sense, and the actuality of being. Mortal belief must lose all satisfaction in error and sin in order to part with them.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 242:1-3


    (Spiritual baptism)
    Through repentance, spiritual baptism, and regeneration, mortals put off their material beliefs and false individuality.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 428:8


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


Section 5


John 5:21,24,25

    21 For as the Father raiseth up the
dead, and quickeneth them; even so
the Son quickeneth whom he will.

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

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

***
Revelation 7:13-17

    13 And one of the elders answered,
saying unto me, What are these which
are arrayed in white robes? and
whence came they?

    14 And I said unto him, Sir, thou
knowest. And he said to me, These are
they which came out of great
tribulation, and have washed their
robes, and made them white in the
blood of the Lamb.

    15 Therefore are they before the
throne of God, and serve him day and
night in his temple: and he that
sitteth on the throne shall dwell
among them.

    16 They shall hunger no more,
neither thirst any more; neither
shall the sun light on them, nor any
heat.

    17 For the Lamb which is in the
midst of the throne shall feed them,
and shall lead them unto living
fountains of waters: and God shall
wipe away all tears from their eyes.

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


    (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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 234:17-21


    (Cleansing the mind)
    If mortals would keep proper ward over mortal mind, the brood of evils which infest it would be cleared out. We must begin with this so-called mind and empty it of sin and sickness, or sin and sickness will never cease.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 252:8

    (Eternal man recognized)
    A knowledge of error and of its operations must precede that understanding of Truth which destroys error, until the entire mortal, material error finally disappears, and the eternal verity, man created by and of Spirit, is understood and recognized as the true likeness of his Maker.

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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 292:1


    (Day of judgment)
    When the last mortal fault is destroyed, then the final trump will sound which will end the battle of Truth with error and mortality; "but of that day and hour, knoweth no man." Here prophecy pauses. Divine Science alone can compass the heights and depths of being and reveal the infinite.

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.


Section 6


John 20:17

    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.

***
Revelation 3:11,21

    11 Behold, I come quickly: hold
that fast which thou hast, that no
man take thy crown.

    21 To him that overcometh will I
grant to sit with me in my throne,
even as I also overcame, and am set
down with my Father in his throne.
Revelation 22:13,14,17

    13 I am Alpha and Omega, the
beginning and the end, the first and
the last.

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

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 291:9-18


    (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. 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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 426:16-19,23-29


    (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.
    (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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 315:16


    (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.

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.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 171:4


    (Paradise regained)
    Through discernment of the spiritual opposite of materiality, even the way through Christ, Truth, man will reopen with the key of divine Science the gates of Paradise which human beliefs have closed, and will find himself unfallen, upright, pure, and free, not needing to consult almanacs for the probabilities either of his life or of the weather, not needing to study brainology to learn how much of a man he is.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 536:1


    (New earth and no more sea)
    In the Apocalypse it is written: "And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea." In St. John's vision, heaven and earth stand for spiritual ideas, and the sea, as a symbol of tempest-tossed human concepts advancing and receding, is represented as having passed away. The divine understanding reigns, is all, and there is no other consciousness.

Subheadings in this lesson

17 1 - Spiritual thoughts
17 1 - The fruit forbidden
17 1 - Deformity and perfection
17 1 - Man never less than man
17 1 - Our modern Eves
17 2 - A belief in death
17 2 - Death no advantage
17 2 - Future purification
17 2 - Salvation and probation
17 2 - Illusion of death
17 2 - Superstition obsolete
17 2 - Reason and Science
17 3 - Sin is punished
17 3 - Paean of jubilee
17 3 - Scientific purgation
17 3 - Narrow pathway
17 4 - Life all-inclusive
17 4 - A dream vanishing
17 4 - Signs following
17 4 - Scientific purgation
17 4 - Spiritual baptism
17 4 - Vision opening
17 5 - Primitive error
17 5 - Cleansing the mind
17 5 - Eternal man recognized
17 5 - Patience and final perfection
17 5 - Day of judgment
17 5 - Exercise of Mind faculties
17 6 - Sin is punished
17 6 - Salvation and probation
17 6 - Our footsteps heavenward
17 6 - Christian standard
17 6 - The true sonship
17 6 - A belief suicidal
17 6 - Paradise regained
17 6 - New earth and no more sea


April 22,1906

Subject: 18

EVERLASTING PUNISHMENT.

oo3o



-- Golden Text --

Hebrews 10:39

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


Responsive Reading


II Thessalonians 1:2-12

    2 Grace unto you, and peace, from
God our Father and the Lord Jesus
Christ.

    3 We are bound to thank God always
for you, brethren, as it is meet,
because that your faith groweth
exceedingly, and the charity of every
one of you all toward each other
aboundeth;

    4 So that we ourselves glory in you
in the churches of God for your
patience and faith in all your
persecutions and tribulations that ye
endure:

    5 Which is a manifest token of the
righteous judgment of God, that ye may
be counted worthy of the kingdom of
God, for which ye also suffer:

    6 Seeing it is a righteous thing
with God to recompense tribulation to
them that trouble you;

    7 And to you who are troubled rest
with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be
revealed from heaven with his mighty
angels,

    8 In flaming fire taking vengeance
on them that know not God, and that
obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus
Christ:

    9 Who shall be punished with
everlasting destruction from the
presence of the Lord, and from the
glory of his power;

    10 When he shall come to be
glorified in his saints, and to be
admired in all them that believe

    (because our testimony among you was
believed) in that day.

    11 Wherefore also we pray always
for you, that our God would count you
worthy of this calling, and fulfil
all the good pleasure of his
goodness, and the work of faith with
power:

    12 That the name of our Lord Jesus
Christ may be glorified in you, and ye
in him, according to the grace of our
God and the Lord Jesus Christ.


Section 1


Matthew 25:31-35,37,40-42,44-46

    31 #When the Son of man shall come
in his glory, and all the holy angels
with him, then shall he sit upon the
throne of his glory:

    32 And before him shall be gathered
all nations: and he shall separate
them one from another, as a shepherd
divideth his sheep from the goats:

    33 And he shall set the sheep on
his right hand, but the goats on the
left.

    34 Then shall the King say unto
them on his right hand, Come, ye
blessed of my Father, inherit the
kingdom prepared for you from the
foundation of the world:

    35 For I was an hungred, and ye
gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye
gave me drink: I was a stranger, and
ye took me in:

    37 Then shall the righteous answer
him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an
hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty,
and gave thee drink?

    40 And the King shall answer and
say unto them, Verily I say unto you,
Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one
of the least of these my brethren, ye
have done it unto me.

    41 Then shall he say also unto them
on the left hand, Depart from me, ye
cursed, into everlasting fire,
prepared for the devil and his
angels:

    42 For I was an hungred, and ye
gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and
ye gave me no drink:

    44 Then shall they also answer him,
saying, Lord, when saw we thee an
hungred, or athirst, or a stranger,
or naked, or sick, or in prison, and
did not minister unto thee?

    45 Then shall he answer them,
saying, Verily I say unto you,
Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of
the least of these, ye did it not to
me.

    46 And these shall go away into
everlasting punishment: but the
righteous into life eternal.

***
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.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 10:31


    (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."

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 - 36:21

    (Righteous retribution)
    It is quite as impossible for sinners to receive their full punishment this side of the grave as for this world to bestow on the righteous their full reward. It is useless to suppose that the wicked can gloat over their offences to the last moment and then be suddenly pardoned and pushed into heaven, or that the hand of Love is satisfied with giving us only toil, sacrifice, cross-bearing, multiplied trials, and mockery of our motives in return for our efforts at well doing.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 37:1

    (Vicarious suffering)
    Does not Science show that sin brings suffering as much to-day as yesterday? They who sin must suffer. "With what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again."

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 96:15


    (Arena of contest)
    The breaking up of material beliefs may seem to be famine and pestilence, want and woe, sin, sickness, and death, which assume new phases until their nothingness appears. These disturbances will continue until the end of error, when all discord will be swallowed up in spiritual Truth.


Section 2


Luke 16:19,20,22-26

    19 #There was a certain rich man,
which was clothed in purple and fine
linen, and fared sumptuously every
day:

    20 And there was a certain beggar
named Lazarus, which was laid at his
gate, full of sores,

    22 And it came to pass, that the
beggar died, and was carried by the
angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich
man also died, and was buried;

    23 And in hell he lift up his eyes,
being in torments, and seeth Abraham
afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.

    24 And he cried and said, Father
Abraham, have mercy on me, and send
Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of
his finger in water, and cool my
tongue; for I am tormented in this
flame.

    25 But Abraham said, Son, remember
that thou in thy lifetime receivedst
thy good things, and likewise Lazarus
evil things: but now he is comforted,
and thou art tormented.

    26 And beside all this, between us
and you there is a great gulf fixed:
so that they which would pass from
hence to you cannot; neither can they
pass to us, that would come from
thence.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 6:1(only)


    (Diabolism destroyed) We cannot escape the penalty due for sin.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 11:5-8

    (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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 41:10


    (The thorns and flowers)
    The pampered hypocrite may have a flowery pathway here, but he cannot forever break the Golden Rule and escape the penalty due.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 542:21


    (Retribution and remorse)
    Sin will receive its full penalty, both for what it is and for what it does. Justice marks the sinner, and teaches mortals not to remove the waymarks of God. To envy's own hell, justice consigns the lie which, to advance itself, breaks God's commandments.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 435:23


    (Counsel for defence)
    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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 405:22

    (Cumulative repentance)
    It were better to be exposed to every plague on earth than to endure the cumulative effects of a guilty conscience. The abiding consciousness of wrongdoing tends to destroy the ability to do right. If sin is not regretted and is not lessening, then it is hastening on to physical and moral doom. You are conquered by the moral penalties you incur and the ills they bring. The pains of sinful sense are less harmful than its pleasures. Belief in material suffering causes mortals to retreat from their error, to flee from body to Spirit, and to appeal to divine sources outside of themselves.


Section 3


Matthew 25:14,15,19-21,24-28,30

    14 #For the kingdom of heaven is as
a man travelling into a far country,
who called his own servants, and
delivered unto them his goods.

    15 And unto one he gave five
talents, to another two, and to
another one; to every man according
to his several ability; and
straightway took his journey.

    19 After a long time the lord of
those servants cometh, and reckoneth
with them.

    20 And so he that had received five
talents came and brought other five
talents, saying, Lord, thou
deliveredst unto me five talents:
behold, I have gained beside them
five talents more.

    21 His lord said unto him, Well
done, thou good and faithful servant:
thou hast been faithful over a few
things, I will make thee ruler over
many things: enter thou into the joy
of thy lord.

    24 Then he which had received the
one talent came and said, Lord, I
knew thee that thou art an hard man,
reaping where thou hast not sown, and
gathering where thou hast not
strawed:

    25 And I was afraid, and went and
hid thy talent in the earth: lo,
there thou hast that is thine.

    26 His lord answered and said unto
him, Thou wicked and slothful servant,
thou knewest that I reap where I
sowed not, and gather where I have
not strawed:

    27 Thou oughtest therefore to have
put my money to the exchangers, and
then at my coming I should have
received mine own with usury.

    28 Take therefore the talent from
him, and give it unto him which hath
ten talents.

    30 And cast ye the unprofitable
servant into outer darkness: there
shall be weeping and gnashing of
teeth.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 6:5-16


    (Pardon and amendment)
    God is not separate from the wisdom He bestows. The talents He gives we must improve. Calling on Him to forgive our work badly done or left undone, implies the vain supposition that we have nothing to do but to ask pardon, and that afterwards we shall be free to repeat the offence.
    To cause suffering as the result of sin, is the means of destroying sin. Every supposed pleasure in sin will furnish more than its equivalent of pain, until belief in material life and sin is destroyed. To reach heaven, the harmony of being, we must understand the divine Principle of being.

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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 291:1-5


    (Sin is punished)
    The suppositions that sin is pardoned while unforsaken, that happiness can be genuine in the midst of sin, that the so-called death of the body frees from sin, and that God's pardon is aught but the destruction of sin, - these are grave mistakes.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 339:1-4

  (- 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.


Section 4


Daniel 6:10-12,16,18-23

    10 #Now when Daniel knew that the
writing was signed, he went into his
house; and his windows being open in
his chamber toward Jerusalem, he
kneeled upon his knees three times a
day, and prayed, and gave thanks
before his God, as he did aforetime.

    11 Then these men assembled, and
found Daniel praying and making
supplication before his God.

    12 Then they came near, and spake
before the king concerning the king's
decree; Hast thou not signed a
decree, that every man that shall ask
a petition of any God or man within
thirty days, save of thee, O king,
shall be cast into the den of lions?
The king answered and said, The thing
is true, according to the law of the
Medes and Persians, which altereth
not.

    16 Then the king commanded, and
they brought Daniel, and cast him
into the den of lions. Now the king
spake and said unto Daniel, Thy God
whom thou servest continually, he
will deliver thee.

    18 #Then the king went to his
palace, and passed the night fasting:
neither were instruments of musick
brought before him: and his sleep
went from him.

    19 Then the king arose very early
in the morning, and went in haste
unto the den of lions.

    20 And when he came to the den, he
cried with a lamentable voice unto
Daniel: and the king spake and said
to Daniel, O Daniel, servant of the
living God, is thy God, whom thou
servest continually, able to deliver
thee from the lions?

    21 Then said Daniel unto the king,
O king, live for ever.

    22 My God hath sent his angel, and
hath shut the lions' mouths, that they
have not hurt me: forasmuch as before
him innocency was found in me; and
also before thee, O king, have I done
no hurt.

    23 Then was the king exceeding glad
for him, and commanded that they
should take Daniel up out of the den.
So Daniel was taken up out of the
den, and no manner of hurt was found
upon him, because he believed in his
God.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 11:21-31


    (Desire for holiness)
    Petitions bring to mortals only the results of mortals' own faith. We know that a desire for holiness is requisite in order to gain holiness; but if we desire holiness above all else, we shall sacrifice everything for it. We must be willing to do this, that we may walk securely in the only practical road to holiness. Prayer cannot change the unalterable Truth, nor can prayer alone give us an understanding of Truth; but prayer, coupled with a fervent habitual desire to know and do the will of God, will bring us into all Truth.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 1:1

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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 514:26-28


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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 251:15


    (Mortal mind's disappearance)
    We must learn how mankind govern the body, - whether through faith in hygiene, in drugs, or in willpower. We should learn whether they govern the body through a belief in the necessity of sickness and death, sin and pardon, or govern it from the higher understanding that the divine Mind makes perfect, acts upon the so-called human mind through truth, leads the human mind to relinquish all error, to find the divine Mind to be the only Mind, and the healer of sin, disease, death. This process of higher spiritual understanding improves mankind until error disappears, and nothing is left which deserves to perish or to be punished.


Section 5


Matthew 7:21-27

    21 #Not every one that saith unto
me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the
kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth
the will of my Father which is in
heaven.

    22 Many will say to me in that day,
Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in
thy name? and in thy name have cast
out devils? and in thy name done many
wonderful works?

    23 And then will I profess unto
them, I never knew you: depart from
me, ye that work iniquity.

    24 #Therefore whosoever heareth
these sayings of mine, and doeth
them, I will liken him unto a wise
man, which built his house upon a
rock:

    25 And the rain descended, and the
floods came, and the winds blew, and
beat upon that house; and it fell
not: for it was founded upon a rock.

    26 And every one that heareth these
sayings of mine, and doeth them not,
shall be likened unto a foolish man,
which built his house upon the sand:

    27 And the rain descended, and the
floods came, and the winds blew, and
beat upon that house; and it fell:
and great was the fall of it.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 15:28


    (Trustworthy beneficence) Practice not profession, understanding not belief, gain the ear and right hand of omnipotence and they assuredly call down infinite blessings. Trustworthiness is the foundation of enlightened faith. Without a fitness for holiness, we cannot receive holiness.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 323:13


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

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 39:18-22


    (Present salvation)
    "Now," cried the apostle, "is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation," - meaning, not that now men must prepare for a future-world salvation, or safety, but that now is the time in which to experience that salvation in spirit and in life.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 241:17-22


    (Spirit transforms)
    The error of the ages is preaching without practice.
    The substance of all devotion is the reflection and demonstration of divine Love, healing sickness and destroying sin. Our Master said, "If ye love me, keep my commandments."


Section 6


Psalm 122:1,2,5-8

    1 I was glad when they said unto
me, Let us go into the house of the
Lord.

    2 Our feet shall stand within thy
gates, O Jerusalem.

    5 For there are set thrones of
judgment, the thrones of the house of
David.

    6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:
they shall prosper that love thee.

    7 Peace be within thy walls, and
prosperity within thy palaces.

    8 For my brethren and companions'
sakes, I will now say, Peace be
within thee.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 329:26(begin If)


    (Error destroyed, not pardoned) If men understood their real spiritual source to be all blessedness, they would struggle for recourse to the spiritual and be at peace; but the deeper the error into which mortal mind is plunged, the more intense the opposition to spirituality, till error yields to Truth.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 265:5-15,23


    (Godward gravitation)
    Mortals must gravitate Godward, their affections and aims grow spiritual, - they must near the broader interpretations of being, and gain some proper sense of the infinite, - in order that sin and mortality may be put off.
    This scientific sense of being, forsaking matter for Spirit, by no means suggests man's absorption into Deity and the loss of his identity, but confers upon man enlarged individuality, a wider sphere of thought and action, a more expansive love, a higher and more permanent peace.
    (Blessings from pain)
    Who that has felt the loss of human peace has not gained stronger desires for spiritual joy? The aspiration after heavenly good comes even before we discover what belongs to wisdom and Love. 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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 224:7


    (Heralds of Science)
    Every sensuous pleasure or pain is self-destroyed through suffering. There should be painless progress, attended by life and peace instead of discord and death.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 40:31


    (Within the veil)
    The nature of Christianity is peaceful and blessed, but in order to enter into the kingdom, the anchor of hope must be cast beyond the veil of matter into the Shekinah into which Jesus has passed before us; and this advance beyond matter must come through the joys and triumphs of the righteous as well as through their sorrows and afflictions. Like our Master, we must depart from material sense into the spiritual sense of being.

Subheadings in this lesson

18 1 - Asking amiss
18 1 - Final purpose
18 1 - Righteous retribution
18 1 - Vicarious suffering
18 1 - Arena of contest
18 2 - Diabolism destroyed
18 2 - Remission of penalty
18 2 - The thorns and flowers
18 2 - Retribution and remorse
18 2 - Counsel for defence
18 2 - Cumulative repentance
18 3 - Pardon and amendment
18 3 - Truth annihilates error
18 3 - Sin is punished
18 3 - -30- Divine pardon
18 4 - Desire for holiness
18 4 - - Prayer -
18 4 - Creatures of God useful
18 4 - Mortal mind's disappearance
18 5 - Trustworthy beneficence
18 5 - Need and supply
18 5 - Present salvation
18 5 - Spirit transforms
18 6 - Error destroyed, not pardoned
18 6 - Godward gravitation
18 6 - Blessings from pain
18 6 - Heralds of Science
18 6 - Within the veil


April 29,1906

Subject: 19

ADAM AND FALLEN MAN.

o3oo



-- Golden Text --

Romans 5:19

    19 For as by one man's disobedience
many were made sinners, so by the
obedience of one shall many be made
righteous.


Responsive Reading


Ephesians 2:1-13,19,20

    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.

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

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

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

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

    8 For by grace are ye saved through
faith; and that not of yourselves: it
is the gift of God:

    9 Not of works, lest any man should
boast.

    10 For we are his workmanship,
created in Christ Jesus unto good
works, which God hath before ordained
that we should walk in them.

    11 Wherefore remember, that ye
being in time past Gentiles in the
flesh, who are called Uncircumcision
by that which is called the
Circumcision in the flesh made by
hands;

    12 That at that time ye were
without Christ, being aliens from the
commonwealth of Israel, and strangers
from the covenants of promise, having
no hope, and without God in the
world:

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

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

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


Section 1


Genesis 2:7-9,15-17

    7 And the Lord God formed man of
the dust of the ground, and breathed
into his nostrils the breath of life;
and man became a living soul.

    8 #And the Lord God planted a
garden eastward in Eden; and there he
put the man whom he had formed.

    9 And out of the ground made the
Lord God to grow every tree that is
pleasant to the sight, and good for
food; the tree of life also in the
midst of the garden, and the tree of
knowledge of good and evil.

    15 And the Lord God took the man,
and put him into the garden of Eden
to dress it and to keep it.

    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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 526:29-1


    (Garden of Eden)
    The name Eden, according to Cruden, means pleasure, delight. In this text Eden stands for the mortal, material body.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 260:31-1


    (Thoughts are things)
    If we look to the body for pleasure, we find pain; for Life, we find death; for Truth, we find error; for Spirit, we find its opposite, matter.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 285:1-14


    (Our physical insensibility to Spirit) Matter is not sentient and cannot be cognizant of good or of evil, of pleasure or of pain. 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.
    (The human counterfeit)
    What, then, is the material personality which suffers, sins, and dies? It is not man, the image and likeness of God, but man's counterfeit, the inverted likeness, the unlikeness called sin, sickness, and death. The unreality of the claim that a mortal is the true image of God is illustrated by the opposite natures of Spirit and matter, Mind and body, for one is intelligence while the other is non-intelligence.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 481:12-19

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


    (The fruit forbidden)
    The forbidden fruit of knowledge, against which wisdom warns man, is the testimony of error, declaring existence to be at the mercy of death, and good and evil to be capable of commingling. This is the significance of the Scripture concerning this "tree of the knowledge of good and evil," - this growth of material belief, of which it is said: "In the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die."


Section 2


Genesis 3:9-14

    9 And the Lord God called unto
Adam, and said unto him, Where art
thou?

    10 And he said, I heard thy voice
in the garden, and I was afraid,
because I was naked; and I hid
myself.

    11 And he said, Who told thee that
thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of
the tree, whereof I commanded thee
that thou shouldest not eat?

    12 And the man said, The woman whom
thou gavest to be with me, she gave
me of the tree, and I did eat.

    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:

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 532:26


    (Shame the effect of sin)
    Fear was the first manifestation of the error of material sense. Thus error began and will end the dream of matter. In the allegory the body had been naked, and Adam knew it not; but now error demands that mind shall see and feel through matter, the five senses. The first impression material man had of himself was one of nakedness and shame. Had he lost man's rich inheritance and God's behest, dominion over all the earth? No! This had never been bestowed on Adam.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 533:12,26

    (The beguiling first lie)
    The allegory shows that the snake-talker utters the first voluble lie, which beguiles the woman and demoralizes the man. Adam, alias mortal error, charges God and woman with his own dereliction, saying, "The woman, whom Thou gavest me, is responsible." According to this belief, the rib taken from Adam's side has grown into an evil mind, named woman, who aids man to make sinners more rapidly than he can alone. Is this an help meet for man?
    (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 - 534:24

    (Bruising sin's head)
    There will be greater mental opposition to the spiritual, scientific meaning of the Scriptures than there has ever been since the Christian era began. The serpent, material sense, will bite the heel of the woman, - will struggle to destroy the spiritual idea of Love; and the woman, this idea, will bruise the head of lust. The spiritual idea has given the understanding a foothold in Christian Science. The seed of Truth and the seed of error, of belief and of understanding, - yea, the seed of Spirit and the seed of matter, - are the wheat and tares which time will separate, the one to be burned, the other to be garnered into heavenly places.


Section 3


Genesis 3:22-24

    22 #And the Lord God said, Behold,
the man is become as one of us, to
know good and evil: and now, lest he
put forth his hand, and take also of
the tree of life, and eat, and live
for ever:

    23 Therefore the Lord God sent him
forth from the garden of Eden, to till
the ground from whence he was taken.

    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.
Genesis 4:1

    1 And Adam knew Eve his wife; and
she conceived, and bare Cain, and
said, I have gotten a man from the
Lord.
Genesis 5:5

    5 And all the days that Adam lived
were nine hundred and thirty years:
and he died.

***
Romans 5:12-14

    12 Wherefore, as by one man sin
entered into the world, and death by
sin; and so death passed upon all
men, for that all have sinned:

    13 (For until the law sin was in
the world: but sin is not imputed
when there is no law.

    14 Nevertheless death reigned from
Adam to Moses, even over them that had
not sinned after the similitude of
Adam's transgression, who is the
figure of him that was to come.

***
I Corinthians 15:22

    22 For as in Adam all die, even so
in Christ shall all be made alive.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 538:17,30-3


    (Contrasted testimony)
    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.
    (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."

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 306:32


    (The serpent's whisper)
    The parent of all human discord was the Adam-dream, the deep sleep, in which originated the delusion that life and intelligence proceeded from and passed into matter. This pantheistic error, or so-called serpent, insists still upon the opposite of Truth, saying, "Ye shall be as gods;" that is, I will make error as real and eternal as Truth.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 307:31

    (The great question)
    Above error's awful din, blackness, and chaos, the voice of Truth still calls: "Adam, where art thou? Consciousness, where art thou? Art thou dwelling in the belief that mind is in matter, and that evil is mind, or art thou in the living faith that there is and can be but one God, and keeping His commandment?" Until the lesson is learned that God is the only Mind governing man, mortal belief will be afraid as it was in the beginning, and will hide from the demand, "Where art thou?" This awful demand, "Adam, where art thou?" is met by the admission from the head, heart, stomach, blood, nerves, etc.: "Lo, here I am, looking for happiness and life in the body, but finding only an illusion, a blending of false claims, false pleasure, pain, sin, sickness, and death."

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 545:31-3


    (Mortality mythical)
    "As in Adam [error] all die, even so in Christ [Truth] shall all be made alive." The mortality of man is a myth, for man is immortal. The false belief that spirit is now submerged in matter, at some future time to be emancipated from it, - this belief alone is mortal.


Section 4


Matthew 12:22-27,43-45

    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:

    26 And if Satan cast out Satan, he
is divided against himself; how shall
then his kingdom stand?

    27 And if I by Beelzebub cast out
devils, by whom do your children cast
them out? therefore they shall be
your judges.

    43 When the unclean spirit is gone
out of a man, he walketh through dry
places, seeking rest, and findeth
none.

    44 Then he saith, I will return
into my house from whence I came out;
and when he is come, he findeth it
empty, swept, and garnished.

    45 Then goeth he, and taketh with
himself seven other spirits more
wicked than himself, and they enter
in and dwell there: and the last
state of that man is worse than the
first. Even so shall it be also unto
this wicked generation.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 85:24-26


    (Hypocrisy condemned)
    Jesus knew the generation to be wicked and adulterous, seeking the material more than the spiritual.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 82:31

    (Impossible intercommunion)
    In a world of sin and sensuality hastening to a greater development of power, it is wise earnestly to consider whether it is the human mind or the divine Mind which is influencing one. What the prophets of Jehovah did, the worshippers of Baal failed to do; yet artifice and delusion claimed that they could equal the work of wisdom.

o4oo Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked - 104:22


    (Adulteration of Truth)
    The hypnotizer employs one error to destroy another. If he heals sickness through a belief, and a belief originally caused the sickness, it is a case of the greater error overcoming the lesser. This greater error thereafter occupies the ground, leaving the case worse than before it was grasped by the stronger error.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 345:17-25


    (Contradictions not found)
    One who understands Christian Science can heal the sick on the divine Principle of Christian Science, and this practical proof is the only feasible evidence that one does understand this Science.
    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.

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.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 563:27-9


    (Animal tendency)
    The serpentine form stands for subtlety, winding its way amidst all evil, but doing this in the name of good. Its sting is spoken of by Paul, when he refers to "spiritual wickedness in high places." It is the animal instinct in mortals, which would impel them to devour each other and cast out devils through Beelzebub.
    As of old, evil still charges the spiritual idea with error's own nature and methods. This malicious animal instinct, of which the dragon is the type, incites mortals to kill morally and physically even their fellow-mortals, and worse still, to charge the innocent with the crime. This last infirmity of sin will sink its perpetrator into a night without a star.


Section 5


Matthew 12:31,38,39

    31 #Wherefore I say unto you, All
manner of sin and blasphemy shall be
forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy
against the Holy Ghost shall not be
forgiven unto men.

    38 #Then certain of the scribes and
of the Pharisees answered, saying,
Master, we would see a sign from
thee.

    39 But he answered and said unto
them, An evil and adulterous
generation seeketh after a sign; and
there shall no sign be given to it,
but the sign of the prophet Jonas:

***
I John 5:16,17

    16 If any man see his brother sin a
sin which is not unto death, he shall
ask, and he shall give him life for
them that sin not unto death. There
is a sin unto death: I do not say
that he shall pray for it.

    17 All unrighteousness is sin: and
there is a sin not unto death.

***
John 17:1,6,9

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

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

    9 I pray for them: I pray not for
the world, but for them which thou
hast given me; for they are thine.
John 14:22-24,30

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

    23 Jesus answered and said unto
him, If a man love me, he will keep
my words: and my Father will love
him, and we will come unto him, and
make our abode with him.

    24 He that loveth me not keepeth
not my sayings: and the word which ye
hear is not mine, but the Father's
which sent me.

    30 Hereafter I will not talk much
with you: for the prince of this
world cometh, and hath nothing in me.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 270:22-23


    (Prophetic ignorance)
    The pride of priesthood is the prince of this world. It has nothing in Christ.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 271:1-5

    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.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 13:29


    (Corporeal ignorance)
    The world of error is ignorant of the world of Truth, - blind to the reality of man's existence, - for the world of sensation is not cognizant of life in Soul, not in body.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 5:22-25

    (Cancellation of human sin)
    Prayer is not to be used as a confessional to cancel sin. Such an error would impede true religion. Sin is forgiven only as it is destroyed by Christ, - Truth and Life.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 554:8-12,20-24


    (Our conscious development)
    Error is always error. It is no thing. Any statement of life, following from a misconception of life, is erroneous, because it is destitute of any knowledge of the so-called selfhood of life, destitute of any knowledge of its origin or existence.
    (Mendacity of error)
    Jesus defined this opposite of God and His creation better than we can, when he said, "He is a liar, and the father of it." Jesus also said, "Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil?" This he said of Judas, one of Adam's race.


Section 6


Psalm 51:1,5,10,13

    1 Have mercy upon me, O God,
according to thy lovingkindness:
according unto the multitude of thy
tender mercies blot out my
transgressions.

    5 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity;
and in sin did my mother conceive me.


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

    13 Then will I teach transgressors
thy ways; and sinners shall be
converted unto thee.

***
John 3:5

    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.

***
Titus 3:4-7

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

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

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

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

***
I Corinthians 15:45

    45 And so it is written, The first
man Adam was made a living soul; the
last Adam was made a quickening
spirit.

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.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 267:8


    (The infinitude of God)
    It is generally conceded that God is Father, eternal, self-created, infinite. If this is so, the forever Father must have had children prior to Adam. The great I AM made all "that was made." Hence man and the spiritual universe coexist with God.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 475:28-31

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


    (Man unfallen)
    Man is incapable of sin, sickness, and death. The real man cannot depart from holiness, nor can God, by whom man is evolved, engender the capacity or freedom to sin.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 557:10


    (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. When the mist of mortal mind evaporates, the curse will be removed which says to woman, "In sorrow thou shalt bring forth children." 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.

Subheadings in this lesson

19 1 - Garden of Eden
19 1 - Thoughts are things
19 1 - Our physical insensibility to Spirit
19 1 - The human counterfeit
19 1 - The fruit forbidden
19 2 - Shame the effect of sin
19 2 - The beguiling first lie
19 2 - False womanhood
19 2 - Bruising sin's head
19 3 - Contrasted testimony
19 3 - Erroneous conception
19 3 - The serpent's whisper
19 3 - The great question
19 3 - Mortality mythical
19 4 - Hypocrisy condemned
19 4 - Impossible intercommunion
19 4 - Adulteration of Truth
19 4 - Contradictions not found
19 4 - Adam
19 4 - Animal tendency
19 5 - Prophetic ignorance
19 5 - Corporeal ignorance
19 5 - Cancellation of human sin
19 5 - Our conscious development
19 5 - Mendacity of error
19 6 - -29- Adam not ideal man
19 6 - The infinitude of God
19 6 - Man unfallen
19 6 - The curse removed


May 6,1906

Subject: 20

MORTALS AND IMMORTALS.

3ooo



-- Golden Text --

Habakkuk 1:12

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


Responsive Reading


Deuteronomy 6:17-23

    17 Ye shall diligently keep the
commandments of the Lord your God,
and his testimonies, and his
statutes, which he hath commanded
thee.

    18 And thou shalt do that which is
right and good in the sight of the
Lord: that it may be well with thee,
and that thou mayest go in and
possess the good land which the Lord
sware unto thy fathers,

    19 To cast out all thine enemies
from before thee, as the Lord hath
spoken.

    20 And when thy son asketh thee in
time to come, saying, What mean the
testimonies, and the statutes, and
the judgments, which the Lord our God
hath commanded you?

    21 Then thou shalt say unto thy
son, We were Pharaoh's bondmen in
Egypt; and the Lord brought us out of
Egypt with a mighty hand:

    22 And the Lord shewed signs and
wonders, great and sore, upon Egypt,
upon Pharaoh, and upon all his
household, before our eyes:

    23 And he brought us out from
thence, that he might bring us in, to
give us the land which he sware unto
our fathers.
Deuteronomy 7:7-9,12

    7 The Lord did not set his love
upon you, nor choose you, because ye
were more in number than any people;
for ye were the fewest of all people:


    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;

    12 #Wherefore it shall come to
pass, if ye hearken to these
judgments, and keep, and do them,
that the Lord thy God shall keep unto
thee the covenant and the mercy which
he sware unto thy fathers:


Section 1


Exodus 1:13,14

    13 And the Egyptians made the
children of Israel to serve with
rigour:

    14 And they made their lives bitter
with hard bondage, in morter, and in
brick, and in all manner of service
in the field: all their service,
wherein they made them serve, was
with rigour.

***
Galatians 4:1,3

    1 Now I say, That the heir, as
long as he is a child, differeth
nothing from a servant, though he be
lord of all;

    3 Even so we, when we were
children, were in bondage under the
elements of the world:

***
Jude 1:17-19

    17 But, beloved, remember ye the
words which were spoken before of the
apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ;

    18 How that they told you there
should be mockers in the last time,
who should walk after their own
ungodly lusts.

    19 These be they who separate
themselves, sensual, having not the
Spirit.

***
II Peter 2:9,17-19

    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:

    17 These are wells without water,
clouds that are carried with a
tempest: to whom the mist of darkness
is reserved for ever.

    18 For when they speak great
swelling words of vanity, they allure
through the lusts of the flesh,
through much wantonness, those that
were clean escaped from them who live
in error.

    19 While they promise them liberty,
they themselves are the servants of
corruption: for of whom a man is
overcome, of the same is he brought
in bondage.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 337:6-7

  (- MORTAL MIND - That which neither exists in Science nor can be recognized by the spiritual sense)


    (-25- Man reflects the perfect God)
    Sensualism is not bliss, but bondage.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 229:15


    (Self-constituted law)
    By universal consent, mortal belief has constituted itself a law to bind mortals to sickness, sin, and death. This customary belief is misnamed material law, and the individual who upholds it is mistaken in theory and in practice. The so-called law of mortal mind, conjectural and speculative, is made void by the law of immortal Mind, and false law should be trampled under foot.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 226:22-13

    (Cramping systems)
    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.


Section 2


Genesis 6:5,11,12

    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.

    11 The earth also was corrupt
before God, and the earth was filled
with violence.

    12 And God looked upon the earth,
and, behold, it was corrupt; for all
flesh had corrupted his way upon the
earth.

***
Isaiah 1:5

    5 Why should ye be stricken any
more? ye will revolt more and more:
the whole head is sick, and the whole
heart faint.

***
Romans 8:22

    22 For we know that the whole
creation groaneth and travaileth in
pain together until now.

***
II Corinthians 5:2,4

    2 For in this we groan, earnestly
desiring to be clothed upon with our
house which is from heaven:

    4 For we that are in this
tabernacle do groan, being burdened:
not for that we would be unclothed,
but clothed upon, that mortality
might be swallowed up of life.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 476:1-4,13-22

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


    (Man unfallen) God's man. Mortals are the counterfeits of immortals. They are the children of the wicked one, or the one evil, which declares that man begins in dust or as a material embryo.
    (Mortals are not immortals)
    Mortals are not fallen children of God. They never had a perfect state of being, which may subsequently be regained. They were, from the beginning of mortal history, "conceived in sin and brought forth in iniquity." Mortality is finally swallowed up in immortality. Sin, sickness, and death must disappear to give place to the facts which belong to immortal man.
    (Imperishable identity)
    Learn this, O mortal, and earnestly seek the spiritual status of man, which is outside of all material selfhood.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 225:29-13


    (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.
    (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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 491:7

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


    (Man linked with Spirit)
    Material man is made up of involuntary and voluntary error, of a negative right and a positive wrong, the latter calling itself right. Man's spiritual individuality is never wrong. It is the likeness of man's Maker. Matter cannot connect mortals with the true origin and facts of being, in which all must end. It is only by acknowledging the supremacy of Spirit, which annuls the claims of matter, that mortals can lay off mortality and find the indissoluble spiritual link which establishes man forever in the divine likeness, inseparable from his creator.


Section 3


Jude 1:21

    21 Keep yourselves in the love of
God, looking for the mercy of our
Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.

***
II Peter 3:9

    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.

***
I Corinthians 15:53

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

***
Romans 6:20,22

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


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

***
I John 2:24,25

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

    25 And this is the promise that he
hath promised us, even eternal life.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 492:7-12,25

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


    (Mind one and all)
    Being is holiness, harmony, immortality. It is already proved that a knowledge of this, even in small degree, will uplift the physical and moral standard of mortals, will increase longevity, will purify and elevate character. Thus progress will finally destroy all error, and bring immortality to light.
    (Scientific ultimatum)
    God is Mind, and God is infinite; hence all is Mind. On this statement rests the Science of being, and the Principle of this Science is divine, demonstrating harmony and immortality.

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.

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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 246:5,27-28


    (Man reflects God)
    The perfect and immortal are the eternal likeness of their Maker. Man is by no means a material germ rising from the imperfect and endeavoring to reach Spirit above his origin. The stream rises no higher than its source.
    (True life eternal)
    Life is eternal. We should find this out, and begin the demonstration thereof.


Section 4


Luke 24:33,34,36,38-40

    33 And they rose up the same hour,
and returned to Jerusalem, and found
the eleven gathered together, and
them that were with them,

    34 Saying, The Lord is risen
indeed, and hath appeared to Simon.

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

    38 And he said unto them, Why are
ye troubled? and why do thoughts
arise in your hearts?

    39 Behold my hands and my feet,
that it is I myself: handle me, and
see; for a spirit hath not flesh and
bones, as ye see me have.

    40 And when he had thus spoken, he
shewed them his hands and his feet.

***
John 20:26-28

    26 #And after eight days again his
disciples were within, and Thomas with
them: then came Jesus, the doors
being shut, and stood in the midst,
and said, Peace be unto you.

    27 Then saith he to Thomas, Reach
hither thy finger, and behold my
hands; and reach hither thy hand, and
thrust it into my side: and be not
faithless, but believing.

    28 And Thomas answered and said
unto him, My Lord and my God.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 486:14

(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)
    Jesus proved by the prints of the nails, that his body was the same immediately after death as before. If death restores sight, sound, and strength to man, then death is not an enemy but a better friend than Life. 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 - 313:26-5


    (Jesus the Scientist)
    To accommodate himself to immature ideas of spiritual power, - for spirituality was possessed only in a limited degree even by his disciples, - Jesus called the body, which by spiritual power he raised from the grave, "flesh and bones." To show that the substance of himself was Spirit and the body no more perfect because of death and no less material until the ascension (his further spiritual exaltation), Jesus waited until the mortal or fleshly sense had relinquished the belief of substance-matter, and spiritual sense had quenched all earthly yearnings.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 286:3-6

    (Salvation is through reform)
    We must not seek the immutable and immortal through the finite, mutable, and mortal, and so depend upon belief instead of demonstration, for this is fatal to a knowledge of Science.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 291:9

    (Sin is punished)
    Mortals need not fancy that belief in the experience of death will awaken them to glorified being.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 290:16-20

    (Future purification)
    If the change called death destroyed the belief in sin, sickness, and death, happiness would be won at the moment of dissolution, and be forever permanent; but this is not so. Perfection is gained only by perfection.

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


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


Section 5


Luke 10:25-28

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

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


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

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

***
Romans 8:13

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

***
I Timothy 6:9,11,12,17-19

    9 But they that will be rich fall
into temptation and a snare, and into
many foolish and hurtful lusts, which
drown men in destruction and
perdition.

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

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

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


    18 That they do good, that they be
rich in good works, ready to
distribute, willing to communicate;

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

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


    (Spirit transforms)
    The Bible teaches transformation of the body by the renewal of Spirit.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 487:3-6

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


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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 502:14


    (Deflection of being)
    Even thus the crude forms of human thought take on higher symbols and significations, when scientifically Christian views of the universe appear, illuminating time with the glory of eternity.

598:23-30 Chapter 17: Glossary
(YEAR)

    One moment of divine consciousness, or the spiritual understanding of Life and Love, is a foretaste of eternity. This exalted view, obtained and retained when the Science of being is understood, would bridge over with life discerned spiritually the interval of death, and man would be in the full consciousness of his immortality and eternal harmony, where sin, sickness, and death are unknown.


Section 6


Revelation 21:10,11,24,25

    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;

    24 And the nations of them which
are saved shall walk in the light of
it: and the kings of the earth do
bring their glory and honour into it.


    25 And the gates of it shall not be
shut at all by day: for there shall
be no night there.

***
Matthew 13:43

    43 Then shall the righteous shine
forth as the sun in the kingdom of
their Father. Who hath ears to hear,
let him hear.

***
Revelation 22:3-5

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

    4 And they shall see his face; and
his name shall be in their foreheads.

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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 247:10-24


    (Eternal beauty)
    Beauty, as well as truth, is eternal; but the beauty of material things passes away, fading and fleeting as mortal belief. Custom, education, and fashion form the transient standards of mortals. Immortality, exempt from age or decay, has a glory of its own, - the radiance of Soul. Immortal men and women are models of spiritual sense, drawn by perfect Mind and reflecting those higher conceptions of loveliness which transcend all material sense.
    (The divine loveliness)
    Comeliness and grace are independent of matter. Being possesses its qualities before they are perceived humanly. Beauty is a thing of life, which dwells forever in the eternal Mind and reflects the charms of His goodness in expression, form, outline, and color.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 246:13,23

    (Man reflects God)
    As the physical and material, the transient sense of beauty fades, the radiance of Spirit should dawn upon the enraptured sense with bright and imperishable glories.
    (Undesirable records)
    Man, governed by immortal Mind, is always beautiful and grand. Each succeeding year unfolds wisdom, beauty, and holiness.

Subheadings in this lesson

20 1 - -25- Man reflects the perfect God
20 1 - Self-constituted law
20 1 - Cramping systems
20 1 - House of bondage
20 1 - Higher law ends bondage
20 2 - Man unfallen
20 2 - Mortals are not immortals
20 2 - Imperishable identity
20 2 - Slavery abolished
20 2 - Liberty's crusade
20 2 - Man linked with Spirit
20 3 - Mind one and all
20 3 - Scientific ultimatum
20 3 - Spiritual guidance
20 3 - Disease far more docile than iniquity
20 3 - Man reflects God
20 3 - True life eternal
20 4 - Death an error
20 4 - Jesus the Scientist
20 4 - Salvation is through reform
20 4 - Sin is punished
20 4 - Future purification
20 4 - Immaterial pleasure
20 5 - Spirit transforms
20 5 - Exercise of Mind faculties
20 5 - Deflection of being
20 6 - Eternal beauty
20 6 - The divine loveliness
20 6 - Man reflects God
20 6 - Undesirable records


May 13,1906

Subject: 21

SOUL AND BODY.

3ooo



-- Golden Text --

Ephesians 5:23

    23 For the husband is the head of
the wife, even as Christ is the head
of the church: and he is the saviour
of the body.



Responsive Reading


Joshua 1:1-11

    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,

    2 Moses my servant is dead; now
therefore arise, go over this Jordan,
thou, and all this people, unto the
land which I do give to them, even to
the children of Israel.

    3 Every place that the sole of your
foot shall tread upon, that have I
given unto you, as I said unto Moses.


    4 From the wilderness and this
Lebanon even unto the great river,
the river Euphrates, all the land of
the Hittites, and unto the great sea
toward the going down of the sun,
shall be your coast.

    5 There shall not any man be able
to stand before thee all the days of
thy life: as I was with Moses, so I
will be with thee: I will not fail
thee, nor forsake thee.

    6 Be strong and of a good courage:
for unto this people shalt thou divide
for an inheritance the land, which I
sware unto their fathers to give
them.

    7 Only be thou strong and very
courageous, that thou mayest observe
to do according to all the law, which
Moses my servant commanded thee: turn
not from it to the right hand or to
the left, that thou mayest prosper
whithersoever thou goest.

    8 This book of the law shall not
depart out of thy mouth; but thou
shalt meditate therein day and night,
that thou mayest observe to do
according to all that is written
therein: for then thou shalt make thy
way prosperous, and then thou shalt
have good success.

    9 Have not I commanded thee? Be
strong and of a good courage; be not
afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for
the Lord thy God is with thee
whithersoever thou goest.

    10 #Then Joshua commanded the
officers of the people, saying,

    11 Pass through the host, and
command the people, saying, Prepare
you victuals; for within three days
ye shall pass over this Jordan, to go
in to possess the land, which the
Lord your God giveth you to possess
it.



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.

***
Obadiah 1:17

    17 #But upon mount Zion shall be
deliverance, and there shall be
holiness; and the house of Jacob
shall possess their possessions.

***
Isaiah 35:4-6,10

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

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

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

    10 And the ransomed of the Lord
shall return, and come to Zion with
songs and everlasting joy upon their
heads: they shall obtain joy and
gladness, and sorrow and sighing
shall flee away.

***
Romans 8:22,23

    22 For we know that the whole
creation groaneth and travaileth in
pain together until now.

    23 And not only they, but ourselves
also, which have the firstfruits of
the Spirit, even we ourselves groan
within ourselves, waiting for the
adoption, to wit, the redemption of
our body.

***
Luke 12:32

    32 Fear not, little flock; for it
is your Father's good pleasure to
give you the kingdom.


582:24 Chapter 17: Glossary
(CANAAN - the son of Ham)

    CANAAN (the son of Ham). A sensuous belief; the testimony of what is termed material sense; the error which would make man mortal and would make mortal mind a slave to the body.


oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 280:25-4


    (Sensationless body)
    Rightly understood, instead of possessing a sentient material form, man has a sensationless body; and God, the Soul of man and of all existence, being perpetual in His own individuality, harmony, and immortality, imparts and perpetuates these qualities in man, - through Mind, not matter. The only excuse for entertaining human opinions and rejecting the Science of being is our mortal ignorance of Spirit, - ignorance which yields only to the understanding of divine Science, the understanding by which we enter into the kingdom of Truth on earth and learn that Spirit is infinite and supreme.


o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 122:29-4


    (Ptolemaic and psychical error)
    Our theories make the same mistake regarding Soul and body that Ptolemy made regarding the solar system. They insist that soul is in body and mind therefore tributary to matter. Astronomical science has destroyed the false theory as to the relations of the celestial bodies, and Christian Science will surely destroy the greater error as to our terrestrial bodies. The true idea and Principle of man will then appear.


oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 393:10(begin Take)


    (The strength of Spirit) Take possession of your body, and govern its feeling and action. Rise in the strength of Spirit to resist all that is unlike good. God has made man capable of this, and nothing can vitiate the ability and power divinely bestowed on man.



Section 2


Joshua 1:1,6

    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.

***
Acts 3:22,23,26

    22 For Moses truly said unto the
fathers, A prophet shall the Lord
your God raise up unto you of your
brethren, like unto me; him shall ye
hear in all things whatsoever he
shall say unto you.

    23 And it shall come to pass, that
every soul, which will not hear that
prophet, shall be destroyed from
among the people.

    26 Unto you first God, having
raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to
bless you, in turning away every one
of you from his iniquities.

***
Romans 8:10,11

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

    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.


oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 333:4-7

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


    (-12- Messiah or Christ)
    Jesus was a human name, which belonged to him in common with other Hebrew boys and men, for it is identical with the name Joshua, the renowned Hebrew leader.


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


    (Bearing our sins)
    Jesus bore our sins in his body. He knew the mortal errors which constitute the material body, and could destroy those errors; but at the time when Jesus felt our infirmities, he had not conquered all the beliefs of the flesh or his sense of material life, nor had he risen to his final demonstration of spiritual power.


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.


3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 39:10-15


    (A belief suicidal)
    The educated belief that Soul is in the body causes mortals to regard death as a friend, as a stepping-stone out of mortality into immortality and bliss. The Bible calls death an enemy, and Jesus overcame death and the grave instead of yielding to them. He was "the way."

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 44:28

    (Obstacles overcome)
    His disciples believed Jesus to be dead while he was hidden in the sepulchre, whereas he was alive, demonstrating within the narrow tomb the power of Spirit to overrule mortal, material sense. There were rock-ribbed walls in the way, and a great stone must be rolled from the cave's mouth; but Jesus vanquished every material obstacle, overcame every law of matter, and stepped forth from his gloomy resting-place, crowned with the glory of a sublime success, an everlasting victory.



Section 3


Joshua 3:15-17

    15 And as they that bare the ark
were come unto Jordan, and the feet
of the priests that bare the ark were
dipped in the brim of the water, (for
Jordan overfloweth all his banks all
the time of harvest,)

    16 That the waters which came down
from above stood and rose up upon an
heap very far from the city Adam,
that is beside Zaretan: and those
that came down toward the sea of the
plain, even the salt sea, failed, and
were cut off: and the people passed
over right against Jericho.

    17 And the priests that bare the
ark of the covenant of the Lord stood
firm on dry ground in the midst of
Jordan, and all the Israelites passed
over on dry ground, until all the
people were passed clean over Jordan.

***
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 Peter 1:3-5

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

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

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


o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 134:31-3


    (Basis of miracles)
    A miracle fulfils God's law, but does not violate that law. This fact at present seems more mysterious than the miracle itself. The Psalmist sang: "What ailed thee, O thou sea, that thou fleddest? Thou Jordan, that thou wast driven back?

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 135:6-8

    (Lawful wonders)
    The miracle introduces no disorder, but unfolds the primal order, establishing the Science of God's unchangeable law.


o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 241:27


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


4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 10:12-16


    (The chalice sacrificial) Christian Science reveals a necessity for overcoming the world, the flesh, and evil, and thus destroying all error.
    Seeking is not sufficient. It is striving that enables us to enter. Spiritual attainments open the door to a higher understanding of the divine Life.


oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 369:5-10


    (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.


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.



Section 4


Deuteronomy 33:29

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

***
Joshua 10:24,25

    24 And it came to pass, when they
brought out those kings unto Joshua,
that Joshua called for all the men of
Israel, and said unto the captains of
the men of war which went with him,
Come near, put your feet upon the
necks of these kings. And they came
near, and put their feet upon the
necks of them.

    25 And Joshua said unto them, Fear
not, nor be dismayed, be strong and of
good courage: for thus shall the Lord
do to all your enemies against whom
ye fight.

***
Psalm 143:9,12

    9 Deliver me, O Lord, from mine
enemies: I flee unto thee to hide me.


    12 And of thy mercy cut off mine
enemies, and destroy all them that
afflict my soul: for I am thy
servant.
Psalm 91:13

    13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion
and adder: the young lion and the
dragon shalt thou trample under feet.

***
Mark 3:27

    27 No man can enter into a strong
man's house, and spoil his goods,
except he will first bind the strong
man; and then he will spoil his
house.


oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 399:29


    (Confirmation in a parable)
    Our Master asked: "How can one enter into a strong man's house and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man?" In other words: How can I heal the body, without beginning with so-called mortal mind, which directly controls the body? When disease is once destroyed in this so-called mind, the fear of disease is gone, and therefore the disease is thoroughly cured. Mortal mind is "the strong man," which must be held in subjection before its influence upon health and morals can be removed. This error conquered, we can despoil "the strong man" of his goods, - namely, of sin and disease.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 400:30-4

    (Mortal mind not a healer)
    The Scriptures plainly declare the baneful influence of sinful thought on the body. Even our Master felt this. It is recorded that in certain localities he did not many mighty works "because of their unbelief" in Truth. Any human error is its own enemy, and works against itself; it does nothing in the right direction and much in the wrong.


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.


o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 176:19


    (Our modern Eves)
    Mortal mind is the worst foe of the body, while divine Mind is its best friend.


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.



Section 5


Joshua 6:18,20

    18 And ye, in any wise keep
yourselves from the accursed thing,
lest ye make yourselves accursed,
when ye take of the accursed thing,
and make the camp of Israel a curse,
and trouble it.

    20 So the people shouted when the
priests blew with the trumpets: and
it came to pass, when the people
heard the sound of the trumpet, and
the people shouted with a great
shout, that the wall fell down flat,
so that the people went up into the
city, every man straight before him,
and they took the city.

***
Psalm 44:1,3

    1 We have heard with our ears, O
God, our fathers have told us, what
work thou didst in their days, in the
times of old.

    3 For they got not the land in
possession by their own sword,
neither did their own arm save them:
but thy right hand, and thine arm,
and the light of thy countenance,
because thou hadst a favour unto
them.

***
II Corinthians 10:3-5

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

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

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

***
Romans 12:1,21

    1 I beseech you therefore,
brethren, by the mercies of God, that
ye present your bodies a living
sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God,
which is your reasonable service.

    21 Be not overcome of evil, but
overcome evil with good.


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.


3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 48:17


    (Defensive weapons)
    Judas had the world's weapons. Jesus had not one of them, and chose not the world's means of defence. "He opened not his mouth." The great demonstrator of Truth and Love was silent before envy and hate. Peter would have smitten the enemies of his Master, but Jesus forbade him, thus rebuking resentment or animal courage. He said: "Put up thy sword."


oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 394:25


    (Recuperation mental)
    Is there no divine permission to conquer discord of every kind with harmony, with Truth and Love?


oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 265:31


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


oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 289:4


    (The Christ-element)
    The belief that life and sensation are in the body should be overcome by the understanding of what constitutes man as the image of God. Then Spirit will have overcome the flesh.


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


    (Persecution prolonged)
    There is too much animal courage in society and not sufficient moral courage. Christians must take up arms against error at home and abroad. They must grapple with sin in themselves and in others, and continue this warfare until they have finished their course. If they keep the faith, they will have the crown of rejoicing.



Section 6


Joshua 21:43-45

    43 #And the Lord gave unto Israel
all the land which he sware to give
unto their fathers; and they
possessed it, and dwelt therein.

    44 And the Lord gave them rest
round about, according to all that he
sware unto their fathers: and there
stood not a man of all their enemies
before them; the Lord delivered all
their enemies into their hand.

    45 There failed not ought of any
good thing which the Lord had spoken
unto the house of Israel; all came to
pass.

***
Jeremiah 6:16(to .)

    16 Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in
the ways, and see, and ask for the
old paths, where is the good way, and
walk therein, and ye shall find rest
for your souls.

***
Hebrews 4:9,16

    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.

***
Matthew 11:28,29

    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.


o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 217:19


    (Fatigue is mental)
    When mentality gives rest to the body, the next toil will fatigue you less, for you are working out the problem of being in divine metaphysics; and in proportion as you understand the control which Mind has over so-called matter, you will be able to demonstrate this control. The scientific and permanent remedy for fatigue is to learn the power of Mind over the body or any illusion of physical weariness, and so destroy this illusion, for matter cannot be weary and heavy-laden.


o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 119:27


    (The sun and Soul)
    As astronomy reverses the human perception of the movement of the solar system, so Christian Science reverses the seeming relation of Soul and body and makes body tributary to Mind. Thus it is with man, who is but the humble servant of the restful Mind, though it seems otherwise to finite sense. But we shall never understand this while we admit that soul is in body or mind in matter, and that man is included in non-intelligence. Soul, or Spirit, is God, unchangeable and eternal; and man coexists with and reflects Soul, God, for man is God's image.


ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 519:25


    (Resting in holy work)
    God rests in action. Imparting has not impoverished, can never impoverish, the divine Mind. No exhaustion follows the action of this Mind, according to the apprehension of divine Science. The highest and sweetest rest, even from a human standpoint, is in holy work.


oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 323:6


    (A bright outlook)
    Through the wholesome chastisements of Love, we are helped onward in the march towards righteousness, peace, and purity, which are the landmarks of Science. Beholding the infinite tasks of truth, we pause, - wait on God. Then we push onward, until boundless thought walks enraptured, and conception unconfined is winged to reach the divine glory.

Subheadings in this lesson

21 1 - Sensationless body
21 1 - Ptolemaic and psychical error
21 1 - The strength of Spirit
21 2 - -12- Messiah or Christ
21 2 - Bearing our sins
21 2 - Jesus' disregard of matter
21 2 - A belief suicidal
21 2 - Obstacles overcome
21 3 - Basis of miracles
21 3 - Lawful wonders
21 3 - Spirit transforms
21 3 - The chalice sacrificial
21 3 - Man's entity
21 3 - Death outdone
21 4 - Confirmation in a parable
21 4 - Mortal mind not a healer
21 4 - Life only in Spirit
21 4 - Our modern Eves
21 4 - The age's privilege
21 5 - The armor of divinity
21 5 - Defensive weapons
21 5 - Recuperation mental
21 5 - Decapitation of error
21 5 - The Christ-element
21 5 - Persecution prolonged
21 6 - Fatigue is mental
21 6 - The sun and Soul
21 6 - Resting in holy work
21 6 - A bright outlook


May 20,1906

Subject: 22

ANCIENT AND MODERN NECROMANCY, ALIAS MESMERISM AND HYPNOTISM, DENOUNCED.

ooo3



-- Golden Text --

Revelation 3:10

    10 Because thou hast kept the word
of my patience, I also will keep thee
from the hour of temptation, which
shall come upon all the world, to try
them that dwell upon the earth.


Responsive Reading


Numbers 22:1,2,5,6,18

    1 And the children of Israel set
forward, and pitched in the plains of
Moab on this side Jordan by Jericho.

    2 #And Balak the son of Zippor saw
all that Israel had done to the
Amorites.

    5 He sent messengers therefore unto
Balaam the son of Beor to Pethor,
which is by the river of the land of
the children of his people, to call
him, saying, Behold, there is a
people come out from Egypt: behold,
they cover the face of the earth, and
they abide over against me:

    6 Come now therefore, I pray thee,
curse me this people; for they are too
mighty for me: peradventure I shall
prevail, that we may smite them, and
that I may drive them out of the
land: for I wot that he whom thou
blessest is blessed, and he whom thou
cursest is cursed.

    18 And Balaam answered and said
unto the servants of Balak, If Balak
would give me his house full of
silver and gold, I cannot go beyond
the word of the Lord my God, to do
less or more.
Numbers 24:1-3,5,8-13

    1 And when Balaam saw that it
pleased the Lord to bless Israel, he
went not, as at other times, to seek
for enchantments, but he set his face
toward the wilderness.

    2 And Balaam lifted up his eyes,
and he saw Israel abiding in his
tents according to their tribes; and
the spirit of God came upon him.

    3 And he took up his parable, and
said, Balaam the son of Beor hath
said, and the man whose eyes are open
hath said:

    5 How goodly are thy tents, O
Jacob, and thy tabernacles, O Israel!


    8 God brought him forth out of
Egypt; he hath as it were the
strength of an unicorn: he shall eat
up the nations his enemies, and shall
break their bones, and pierce them
through with his arrows.

    9 He couched, he lay down as a
lion, and as a great lion: who shall
stir him up? Blessed is he that
blesseth thee, and cursed is he that
curseth thee.

    10 #And Balak's anger was kindled
against Balaam, and he smote his
hands together: and Balak said unto
Balaam, I called thee to curse mine
enemies, and, behold, thou hast
altogether blessed them these three
times.

    11 Therefore now flee thou to thy
place: I thought to promote thee unto
great honour; but, lo, the Lord hath
kept thee back from honour.

    12 And Balaam said unto Balak,
Spake I not also to thy messengers
which thou sentest unto me, saying,

    13 If Balak would give me his house
full of silver and gold, I cannot go
beyond the commandment of the Lord,
to do either good or bad of mine own
mind; but what the Lord saith, that
will I speak?


Section 1


Exodus 20:2,3

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

    3 Thou shalt have no other gods
before me.

***
Leviticus 26:1

    1 Ye shall make you no idols nor
graven image, neither rear you up a
standing image, neither shall ye set
up any image of stone in your land,
to bow down unto it: for I am the
Lord your God.

***
Hosea 9:7,9

    7 The days of visitation are come,
the days of recompence are come;
Israel shall know it: the prophet is
a fool, the spiritual man is mad, for
the multitude of thine iniquity, and
the great hatred.

    9 They have deeply corrupted
themselves, as in the days of Gibeah:
therefore he will remember their
iniquity, he will visit their sins.

***
Malachi 3:5,6

    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.

    6 For I am the Lord, I change not;
therefore ye sons of Jacob are not
consumed.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 186:32


    (Ignorant idolatry) The human mind has been an idolater from the beginning, having other gods and believing in more than the one Mind.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 470:5

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


    (The sole governor)
    The supposed existence of more than one mind was the basic error of idolatry. This error assumed the loss of spiritual power, the loss of the spiritual presence of Life as infinite Truth without an unlikeness, and the loss of Love as ever present and universal.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 322:3


    (Standpoints changed)
    When understanding changes the standpoints of life and intelligence from a material to a spiritual basis, we shall gain the reality of Life, the control of Soul over sense, and we shall perceive Christianity, or Truth, in its divine Principle. This must be the climax before harmonious and immortal man is obtained and his capabilities revealed. It is highly important - in view of the immense work to be accomplished before this recognition of divine Science can come - to turn our thoughts towards divine Principle, that finite belief may be prepared to relinquish its error.

o4oo Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked - 106:15-26


    (Right methods)
    Let this age, which sits in judgment on Christian Science, sanction only such methods as are demonstrable in Truth and known by their fruit, and classify all others as did St. Paul in his great epistle to the Galatians, when he wrote as follows:
    "Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.


Section 2


Deuteronomy 18:9-14

    9 #When thou art come into the land
which the Lord thy God giveth thee,
thou shalt not learn to do after the
abominations of those nations.

    10 There shall not be found among
you any one that maketh his son or
his daughter to pass through the
fire, or that useth divination, or an
observer of times, or an enchanter,
or a witch,

    11 Or a charmer, or a consulter
with familiar spirits, or a wizard,
or a necromancer.

    12 For all that do these things are
an abomination unto the Lord: and
because of these abominations the
Lord thy God doth drive them out from
before thee.

    13 Thou shalt be perfect with the
Lord thy God.

    14 For these nations, which thou
shalt possess, hearkened unto
observers of times, and unto
diviners: but as for thee, the Lord
thy God hath not suffered thee so to
do.

***
Isaiah 47:8,9

    8 Therefore hear now this, thou
that art given to pleasures, that
dwellest carelessly, that sayest in
thine heart, I am, and none else
beside me; I shall not sit as a
widow, neither shall I know the loss
of children:

    9 But these two things shall come
to thee in a moment in one day, the
loss of children, and widowhood: they
shall come upon thee in their
perfection for the multitude of thy
sorceries, and for the great
abundance of thine enchantments.

***
Zechariah 10:2

    2 For the idols have spoken vanity,
and the diviners have seen a lie, and
have told false dreams; they comfort
in vain: therefore they went their
way as a flock, they were troubled,
because there was no shepherd.

o4oo Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked - 103:18


    (The genus of error)
    As named in Christian Science, animal magnetism or hypnotism is the specific term for error, or mortal mind. It is the false belief that mind is in matter, and is both evil and good; that evil is as real as good and more powerful. This belief has not one quality of Truth. It is either ignorant or malicious. The malicious form of hypnotism ultimates in moral idiocy. The truths of immortal Mind sustain man, and they annihilate the fables of mortal mind, whose flimsy and gaudy pretensions, like silly moths, singe their own wings and fall into dust.

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.


Section 3


Isaiah 8:19

    19 #And when they shall say unto
you, Seek unto them that have
familiar spirits, and unto wizards
that peep, and that mutter: should
not a people seek unto their God? for
the living to the dead?

***
Luke 16:19,20,22-24,27-31

    19 #There was a certain rich man,
which was clothed in purple and fine
linen, and fared sumptuously every
day:

    20 And there was a certain beggar
named Lazarus, which was laid at his
gate, full of sores,

    22 And it came to pass, that the
beggar died, and was carried by the
angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich
man also died, and was buried;

    23 And in hell he lift up his eyes,
being in torments, and seeth Abraham
afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.

    24 And he cried and said, Father
Abraham, have mercy on me, and send
Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of
his finger in water, and cool my
tongue; for I am tormented in this
flame.

    27 Then he said, I pray thee
therefore, father, that thou wouldest
send him to my father's house:

    28 For I have five brethren; that
he may testify unto them, lest they
also come into this place of torment.


    29 Abraham saith unto him, They
have Moses and the prophets; let them
hear them.

    30 And he said, Nay, father
Abraham: but if one went unto them
from the dead, they will repent.

    31 And he said unto him, If they
hear not Moses and the prophets,
neither will they be persuaded,
though one rose from the dead.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 72:30-14


    (Scientific phenomena) Not personal intercommunion but divine law is the communicator of truth, health, and harmony to earth and humanity. As readily can you mingle fire and frost as Spirit and matter. In either case, one does not support the other.
    Spiritualism calls one person, living in this world, material, but another, who has died to-day a sinner and supposedly will return to earth to-morrow, it terms a spirit. The fact is that neither the one nor the other is infinite Spirit, for Spirit is God, and man is His likeness.
    (One government)
    The belief that one man, as spirit, can control another man, as matter, upsets both the individuality and the Science of man, for man is image. God controls man, and God is the only Spirit. Any other control or attraction of so-called spirit is a mortal belief, which ought to be known by its fruit, - the repetition of evil.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 74:29

    (Bridgeless division)
    In Christian Science there is never a retrograde step, never a return to positions outgrown. The so-called dead and living cannot commune together, for they are in separate states of existence, or consciousness.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 78:9

    (Absurd oracles) If the departed are in rapport with mortality, or matter, they are not spiritual, but must still be mortal, sinning, suffering, and dying. Then why look to them - even were communication possible - for proofs of immortality, and accept them as oracles? Communications gathered from ignorance are pernicious in tendency.


Section 4


Jeremiah 51:1,6,9

    1 Thus saith the Lord; Behold, I
will raise up against Babylon, and
against them that dwell in the midst
of them that rise up against me, a
destroying wind;

    6 Flee out of the midst of Babylon,
and deliver every man his soul: be
not cut off in her iniquity; for this
is the time of the Lord's vengeance;
he will render unto her a recompence.


    9 We would have healed Babylon, but
she is not healed: forsake her, and
let us go every one into his own
country: for her judgment reacheth
unto heaven, and is lifted up even to
the skies.

***
Isaiah 51:4,5,9,11

    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.

    5 My righteousness is near; my
salvation is gone forth, and mine
arms shall judge the people; the
isles shall wait upon me, and on mine
arm shall they trust.

    9 #Awake, awake, put on strength, O
arm of the Lord; awake, as in the
ancient days, in the generations of
old. Art thou not it that hath cut
Rahab, and wounded the dragon?

    11 Therefore the redeemed of the
Lord shall return, and come with
singing unto Zion; and everlasting
joy shall be upon their head: they
shall obtain gladness and joy; and
sorrow and mourning shall flee away.

***
Zechariah 13:1,2

    1 In that day there shall be a
fountain opened to the house of David
and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem
for sin and for uncleanness.

    2 #And it shall come to pass in
that day, saith the Lord of hosts,
that I will cut off the names of the
idols out of the land, and they shall
no more be remembered: and also I
will cause the prophets and the
unclean spirit to pass out of the
land.

***
II Peter 1:19

    19 We have also a more sure word of
prophecy; whereunto ye do well that
ye take heed, as unto a light that
shineth in a dark place, until the
day dawn, and the day star arise in
your hearts:

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 450:27-4


    (False claims annihilated)
    Who, that has felt the perilous beliefs in life, substance, and intelligence separated from God, can say that there is no error of belief? Knowing the claim of animal magnetism, that all evil combines in the belief of life, substance, and intelligence in matter, electricity, animal nature, and organic life, who will deny that these are the errors which Truth must and will annihilate? Christian Scientists must live under the constant pressure of the apostolic command to come out from the material world and be separate.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 451:19

    (Obligations of teachers)
    Every Christian Scientist, every conscientious teacher of the Science of Mind-healing, knows that human will is not Christian Science, and he must recognize this in order to defend himself from the influence of human will. He feels morally obligated to open the eyes of his students that they may perceive the nature and methods of error of every sort, especially any subtle degree of evil, deceived and deceiving. All mental malpractice arises from ignorance or malice aforethought. It is the injurious action of one mortal mind controlling another from wrong motives, and it is practised either with a mistaken or a wicked purpose.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 483:1-8

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


    (True healing transcendent)
    Then comes the question, how do drugs, hygiene, and animal magnetism heal? It may be affirmed that they do not heal, but only relieve suffering temporarily, exchanging one disease for another. We classify disease as error, which nothing but Truth or Mind can heal, and this Mind must be divine, not human. Mind transcends all other power, and will ultimately supersede all other means in healing.


Section 5


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.

Luke 10:1,17-21

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

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

    18 And he said unto them, I beheld
Satan as lightning fall from heaven.

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

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

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

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 185:22-31


    (Jesus and hypnotism)
    Jesus cast out evil and healed the sick, not only without drugs, but without hypnotism, which is the reverse of ethical and pathological Truth-power.
    Erroneous mental practice may seem for a time to benefit the sick, but the recovery is not permanent. This is because erroneous methods act on and through the material stratum of the human mind, called brain, which is but a mortal consolidation of material mentality and its suppositional activities.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 180:25

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

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 463:21-25


    (Unhesitating decision)
    To decide quickly as to the proper treatment of error - whether error is manifested in forms of sickness, sin, or death - is the first step towards destroying error. Our Master treated error through Mind.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 482:26

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


    (Sickness erroneous)
    Sickness is part of the error which Truth casts out. Error will not expel error. Christian Science is the law of Truth, which heals the sick on the basis of the one Mind or God. It can heal in no other way, since the human, mortal mind so-called is not a healer, but causes the belief in disease.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 494:30-2

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


    (Followers of Jesus)
    Our Master cast out devils (evils) and healed the sick. It should be said of his followers also, that they cast fear and all evil out of themselves and others and heal the sick. God will heal the sick through man, whenever man is governed by God.


Section 6


Revelation 18:1,2,4,21

    1 And after these things I saw
another angel come down from heaven,
having great power; and the earth was
lightened with his glory.

    2 And he cried mightily with a
strong voice, saying, Babylon the
great is fallen, is fallen, and is
become the habitation of devils, and
the hold of every foul spirit, and a
cage of every unclean and hateful
bird.

    4 And I heard another voice from
heaven, saying, Come out of her, my
people, that ye be not partakers of
her sins, and that ye receive not of
her plagues.

    21 And a mighty angel took up a
stone like a great millstone, and
cast it into the sea, saying, Thus
with violence shall that great city
Babylon be thrown down, and shall be
found no more at all.
Revelation 19:1,6

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

    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.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 96:21-27


    (Arena of contest)
    Mortal error will vanish in a moral chemicalization. This mental fermentation has begun, and will continue until all errors of belief yield to understanding. Belief is changeable, but spiritual understanding is changeless.
    (Millennial glory)
    As this consummation draws nearer, he who has shaped his course in accordance with divine Science will endure to the end.

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

    (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. 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.

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

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

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 570:26


    (Hidden ways of iniquity)
    When God heals the sick or the sinning, they should know the great benefit which Mind has wrought. They should also know the great delusion of mortal mind, when it makes them sick or sinful. Many are willing to open the eyes of the people to the power of good resident in divine Mind, but they are not so willing to point out the evil in human thought, and expose evil's hidden mental ways of accomplishing iniquity.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 571:22

    (Pure religion enthroned)
    Through trope and metaphor, the Revelator, immortal scribe of Spirit and of a true idealism, furnishes the mirror in which mortals may see their own image. In significant figures he depicts the thoughts which he beholds in mortal mind. Thus he rebukes the conceit of sin, and foreshadows its doom. With his spiritual strength, he has opened wide the gates of glory, and illumined the night of paganism with the sublime grandeur of divine Science, outshining sin, sorcery, lust, and hypocrisy. He takes away mitre and sceptre. He enthrones pure and undefiled religion, and lifts on high only those who have washed their robes white in obedience and suffering.

Subheadings in this lesson

22 1 - Ignorant idolatry
22 1 - The sole governor
22 1 - Standpoints changed
22 1 - Right methods
22 2 - The genus of error
22 2 - Personal conclusions
22 3 - Scientific phenomena
22 3 - One government
22 3 - Bridgeless division
22 3 - Absurd oracles
22 4 - False claims annihilated
22 4 - Obligations of teachers
22 4 - True healing transcendent
22 5 - Jesus and hypnotism
22 5 - Wrong and right way
22 5 - Unhesitating decision
22 5 - Sickness erroneous
22 5 - Followers of Jesus
22 6 - Arena of contest
22 6 - Millennial glory
22 6 - Christianity still rejected
22 6 - Key to the kingdom
22 6 - Hidden ways of iniquity
22 6 - Pure religion enthroned


May 27,1906

Subject: 23

GOD THE ONLY CAUSE AND CREATOR.

oo3o



-- Golden Text --

Isaiah 45:18

    18 For thus saith the Lord that
created the heavens; God himself that
formed the earth and made it; he hath
established it, he created it not in
vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I
am the Lord; and there is none else.


Responsive Reading


Psalm 76:1-6,8-12

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

    2 In Salem also is his tabernacle,
and his dwelling place in Zion.

    3 There brake he the arrows of the
bow, the shield, and the sword, and
the battle.

    4 Thou art more glorious and
excellent than the mountains of prey.


    5 The stouthearted are spoiled,
they have slept their sleep: and none
of the men of might have found their
hands.

    6 At thy rebuke, O God of Jacob,
both the chariot and horse are cast
into a dead sleep.

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

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


    10 Surely the wrath of man shall
praise thee: the remainder of wrath
shalt thou restrain.

    11 Vow, and pay unto the Lord your
God: let all that be round about him
bring presents unto him that ought to
be feared.

    12 He shall cut off the spirit of
princes: he is terrible to the kings
of the earth.
Psalm 77:11-14

    11 I will remember the works of the
Lord: surely I will remember thy
wonders of old.

    12 I will meditate also of all thy
work, and talk of thy doings.

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

    14 Thou art the God that doest
wonders: thou hast declared thy
strength among the people.


Section 1


Psalm 108:5

    5 Be thou exalted, O God, above the
heavens: and thy glory above all the
earth;
Psalm 89:8,9,11

    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.

***
Habakkuk 2:14

    14 For the earth shall be filled
with the knowledge of the glory of
the Lord, as the waters cover the
sea.

***
Matthew 8:23-27

    23 #And when he was entered into a
ship, his disciples followed him.

    24 And, behold, there arose a great
tempest in the sea, insomuch that the
ship was covered with the waves: but
he was asleep.

    25 And his disciples came to him,
and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us:
we perish.

    26 And he saith unto them, Why are
ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then
he arose, and rebuked the winds and
the sea; and there was a great calm.

    27 But the men marvelled, saying,
What manner of man is this, that even
the winds and the sea obey him!

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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 207:20-23


    (One primal cause)
    There is but one primal cause. Therefore there can be no effect from any other cause, and there can be no reality in aught which does not proceed from this great and only cause.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 313:23-26


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

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


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 286:12


    (Salvation is through reform) Physical causation was put aside from first to last by this original man, Jesus. He knew that the divine Principle, Love, creates and governs all that is real.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 170:22


    (Causation considered)
    Spiritual causation is the one question to be considered, for more than all others spiritual causation relates to human progress. The age seems ready to approach this subject, to ponder somewhat the supremacy of Spirit, and at least to touch the hem of Truth's garment.


Section 2


II Kings 19:15,16,19-22

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

    16 Lord, bow down thine ear, and
hear: open, Lord, thine eyes, and
see: and hear the words of
Sennacherib, which hath sent him to
reproach the living God.

    19 Now therefore, O Lord our God, I
beseech thee, save thou us out of his
hand, that all the kingdoms of the
earth may know that thou art the Lord
God, even thou only.

    20 #Then Isaiah the son of Amoz
sent to Hezekiah, saying, Thus saith
the Lord God of Israel, That which
thou hast prayed to me against
Sennacherib king of Assyria I have
heard.

    21 This is the word that the Lord
hath spoken concerning him; The
virgin the daughter of Zion hath
despised thee, and laughed thee to
scorn; the daughter of Jerusalem hath
shaken her head at thee.

    22 Whom hast thou reproached and
blasphemed? and against whom hast
thou exalted thy voice, and lifted up
thine eyes on high? even against the
Holy One of Israel.

***
Isaiah 41:25

    25 I have raised up one from the
north, and he shall come: from the
rising of the sun shall he call upon
my name: and he shall come upon
princes as upon morter, and as the
potter treadeth clay.

***
Luke 10:38-42

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

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

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

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

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

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 262:31


    (Mind the only cause)
    Cause does not exist in matter, in mortal mind, or in physical forms.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 119:1


    (Unescapable dilemma)
    When we endow matter with vague spiritual power, - that is, when we do so in our theories, for of course we cannot really endow matter with what it does not and cannot possess, - we disown the Almighty, for such theories lead to one of two things. They either presuppose the self-evolution and self-government of matter, or else they assume that matter is the product of Spirit. To seize the first horn of this dilemma and consider matter as a power in and of itself, is to leave the creator out of His own universe; while to grasp the other horn of the dilemma and regard God as the creator of matter, is not only to make Him responsible for all disasters, physical and moral, but to announce Him as their source, thereby making Him guilty of maintaining perpetual misrule in the form and under the name of natural law.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 121:17-32

    (Astronomic unfoldings)
    The earth's diurnal rotation is invisible to the physical eye, and the sun seems to move from east to west, instead of the earth from west to east. Until rebuked by clearer views of the everlasting facts, this false testimony of the eye deluded the judgment and induced false conclusions. Science shows appearances often to be erroneous, and corrects these errors by the simple rule that the greater controls the lesser. The sun is the central stillness, so far as our solar system is concerned, and the earth revolves about the sun once a year, besides turning daily on its own axis.
    As thus indicated, astronomical order imitates the action of divine Principle; and the universe, the reflection of God, is thus brought nearer the spiritual fact, and is allied to divine Science as displayed in the everlasting government of the universe.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 379:6


    (Jurisdiction of Mind) The real jurisdiction of the world is in Mind, controlling every effect and recognizing all causation as vested in divine Mind.


Section 3


Genesis 1:29

    29 #And God said, Behold, I have
given you every herb bearing seed,
which is upon the face of all the
earth, and every tree, in the which
is the fruit of a tree yielding seed;
to you it shall be for meat.

***
Hebrews 6:7

    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:

***
II Kings 4:38,42-44

    38 #And Elisha came again to
Gilgal: and there was a dearth in the
land; and the sons of the prophets
were sitting before him: and he said
unto his servant, Set on the great
pot, and seethe pottage for the sons
of the prophets.

    42 #And there came a man from
Baalshalisha, and brought the man of
God bread of the firstfruits, twenty
loaves of barley, and full ears of
corn in the husk thereof. And he
said, Give unto the people, that they
may eat.

    43 And his servitor said, What,
should I set this before an hundred
men? He said again, Give the people,
that they may eat: for thus saith the
Lord, They shall eat, and shall leave
thereof.

    44 So he set it before them, and
they did eat, and left thereof,
according to the word of the Lord.

***
Matthew 6:25,31-33

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

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

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

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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 507:3-6


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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 530:5

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

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 89:32


    (Divine origination)
    If seed is necessary to produce wheat, and wheat to produce flour, or if one animal can originate another, how then can we account for their primal origin? How were the loaves and fishes multiplied on the shores of Galilee, - and that, too, without meal or monad from which loaf or fish could come?

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 206:15


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

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 442:22-25


    (Christ the great physician)
    Christ, Truth, gives mortals temporary food and clothing until the material, transformed with the ideal, disappears, and man is clothed and fed spiritually.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 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 4


Isaiah 43:15

    15 I am the Lord, your Holy One,
the creator of Israel, your King.
Isaiah 45:12

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

***
Jeremiah 9:23,24

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

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

***
Revelation 4:11

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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 502:29


    (Ideas and identities) There is but one creator and one creation. This creation consists of the unfolding of spiritual ideas and their identities, which are embraced in the infinite Mind and forever reflected. These ideas range from the infinitesimal to infinity, and the highest ideas are the sons and daughters of God.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 263:20


    (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.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 255:6

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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 519:3,11


    (Perfection of creation) Deity was satisfied with His work. How could He be otherwise, since the spiritual creation was the outgrowth, the emanation, of His infinite self-containment and immortal wisdom?
    (Infinity measureless)
    Human capacity is slow to discern and to grasp God's creation and the divine power and presence which go with it, demonstrating its spiritual origin. Mortals can never know the infinite, until they throw off the old man and reach the spiritual image and likeness. 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"?

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 69:13


    (God's creation intact)
    Spiritually to understand that there is but one creator, God, unfolds all creation, confirms the Scriptures, brings the sweet assurance of no parting, no pain, and of man deathless and perfect and eternal.


Section 5


Job 3:2,3

    2 And Job spake, and said,

    3 Let the day perish wherein I was
born, and the night in which it was
said, There is a man child conceived.

***
Psalm 51:5

    5 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity;
and in sin did my mother conceive me.

***
Jeremiah 15:10

    10 #Woe is me, my mother, that thou
hast borne me a man of strife and a
man of contention to the whole earth!
I have neither lent on usury, nor men
have lent to me on usury; yet every
one of them doth curse me.

***
Romans 7:24

    24 O wretched man that I am! who
shall deliver me from the body of
this death?

***
II Corinthians 5:4

    4 For we that are in this
tabernacle do groan, being burdened:
not for that we would be unclothed,
but clothed upon, that mortality
might be swallowed up of life.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 544:14-17


    (First evil suggestion)
    No mortal mind has the might or right or wisdom to create or to destroy. All is under the control of the one Mind, even God.

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 69:6-8


    (God's creation intact) Mortals can never understand God's creation while believing that man is a creator. God's children already created will be cognized only as man finds the truth of being.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 263:1


    (Human egotism)
    Mortals are egotists. They believe themselves to be independent workers, personal authors, and even privileged originators of something which Deity would not or could not create. The creations of mortal mind are material. Immortal spiritual man alone represents the truth of creation.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 259:22

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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 552:13-19


    (Emergence of mortals)
    Human experience in mortal life, which starts from an egg, corresponds with that of Job, when he says, "Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble." Mortals must emerge from this notion of material life as all-in-all. They must peck open their shells with Christian Science, and look outward and upward.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 273:10


    (Science versus sense)
    Divine Science reverses the false testimony of the material senses, and thus tears away the foundations of error. Hence the enmity between Science and the senses, and the impossibility of attaining perfect understanding till the errors of sense are eliminated.


Section 6


Isaiah 42:5-7

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

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

    7 To open the blind eyes, to bring
out the prisoners from the prison, and
them that sit in darkness out of the
prison house.

***
Malachi 1:11

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

***
John 12:44,46,49

    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.

    49 For I have not spoken of myself;
but the Father which sent me, he gave
me a commandment, what I should say,
and what I should speak.

***
Revelation 14:6,7

    6 And I saw another angel fly in
the midst of heaven, having the
everlasting gospel to preach unto
them that dwell on the earth, and to
every nation, and kindred, and
tongue, and people,

    7 Saying with a loud voice, Fear
God, and give glory to him; for the
hour of his judgment is come: and
worship him that made heaven, and
earth, and the sea, and the fountains
of waters.
Revelation 7:11,12

    11 And all the angels stood round
about the throne, and about the
elders and the four beasts, and fell
before the throne on their faces, and
worshipped God,

    12 Saying, Amen: Blessing, and
glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving,
and honour, and power, and might, be
unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.

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.

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.

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


    (Corporeal changes)
    Neither organic inaction nor overaction is beyond God's control; and man will be found normal and natural to changed mortal thought, and therefore more harmonious in his manifestations than he was in the prior states which human belief created and sanctioned.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 521:12


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

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


    (God's allness learned)
    The three great verities of Spirit, omnipotence, omnipresence, omniscience, - Spirit possessing all power, filling all space, constituting all Science, - contradict forever the belief that matter can be actual. These eternal verities reveal primeval existence as the radiant reality of God's creation, in which all that He has made is pronounced by His wisdom good.

Subheadings in this lesson

23 1 - -6- The universal cause
23 1 - One primal cause
23 1 - Jesus the Scientist
23 1 - Basis of miracles
23 1 - Salvation is through reform
23 1 - Causation considered
23 2 - Mind the only cause
23 2 - Unescapable dilemma
23 2 - Astronomic unfoldings
23 2 - Jurisdiction of Mind
23 3 - Spirit names and blesses
23 3 - Divine providence
23 3 - Divine origination
23 3 - Will-power unrighteous
23 3 - Christ the great physician
23 3 - Assistance in brotherhood
23 4 - Ideas and identities
23 4 - No new creation
23 4 - Inadequate theories of creation
23 4 - Perfection of creation
23 4 - Infinity measureless
23 4 - God's creation intact
23 5 - First evil suggestion
23 5 - God's creation intact
23 5 - Human egotism
23 5 - Immortal models
23 5 - Emergence of mortals
23 5 - Science versus sense
23 6 - Causation mental
23 6 - Scientific offspring
23 6 - Corporeal changes
23 6 - Spiritual narrative
23 6 - God's allness learned


June 3,1906

Subject: 24

GOD THE PRESERVER OF MAN.

oo3o



-- Golden Text --

Psalm 56:11

    11 In God have I put my trust: I
will not be afraid what man can do
unto me.


Responsive Reading


II Chronicles 20:1,4-7,12,14,15,17,18,27

    1 It came to pass after this also,
that the children of Moab, and the
children of Ammon, and with them
other beside the Ammonites, came
against Jehoshaphat to battle.

    4 And Judah gathered themselves
together, to ask help of the Lord:
even out of all the cities of Judah
they came to seek the Lord.

    5 #And Jehoshaphat stood in the
congregation of Judah and Jerusalem,
in the house of the Lord, before the
new court,

    6 And said, O Lord God of our
fathers, art not thou God in heaven?
and rulest not thou over all the
kingdoms of the heathen? and in thine
hand is there not power and might, so
that none is able to withstand thee?

    7 Art not thou our God, who didst
drive out the inhabitants of this
land before thy people Israel, and
gavest it to the seed of Abraham thy
friend for ever?

    12 O our God, wilt thou not judge
them? for we have no might against
this great company that cometh
against us; neither know we what to
do: but our eyes are upon thee.

    14 #Then upon Jahaziel the son of
Zechariah, the son of Benaiah, the
son of Jeiel, the son of Mattaniah, a
Levite of the sons of Asaph, came the
Spirit of the Lord in the midst of
the congregation;

    15 And he said, Hearken ye, all
Judah, and ye inhabitants of
Jerusalem, and thou king Jehoshaphat,
Thus saith the Lord unto you, Be not
afraid nor dismayed by reason of this
great multitude; for the battle is
not yours, but God's.

    17 Ye shall not need to fight in
this battle: set yourselves, stand ye
still, and see the salvation of the
Lord with you, O Judah and Jerusalem:
fear not, nor be dismayed; to morrow
go out against them: for the Lord
will be with you.

    18 And Jehoshaphat bowed his head
with his face to the ground: and all
Judah and the inhabitants of
Jerusalem fell before the Lord,
worshipping the Lord.

    27 Then they returned, every man of
Judah and Jerusalem, and Jehoshaphat
in the forefront of them, to go again
to Jerusalem with joy; for the Lord
had made them to rejoice over their
enemies.


Section 1


Psalm 27:1,4,13

    1 The Lord is my light and my
salvation; whom shall I fear? the
Lord is the strength of my life; of
whom shall I be afraid?

    4 One thing have I desired of the
Lord, that will I seek after; that I
may dwell in the house of the Lord
all the days of my life, to behold
the beauty of the Lord, and to
inquire in his temple.

    13 I had fainted, unless I had
believed to see the goodness of the
Lord in the land of the living.

***
Deuteronomy 4:4,7

    4 But ye that did cleave unto the
Lord your God are alive every one of
you this day.

    7 For what nation is there so
great, who hath God so nigh unto
them, as the Lord our God is in all
things that we call upon him for?

***
John 5:24-26

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

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

    26 For as the Father hath life in
himself; so hath he given to the Son
to have life in himself;
John 6:40

    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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 306:8-10,18


    (Divinity not childless)
    If God, who is Life, were parted for a moment from His reflection, man, during that moment there would be no divinity reflected.
    But man cannot be separated for an instant from God, if man reflects God. Thus Science proves man's existence to be intact.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 429:31-3


    (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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 303:28


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 304:17-19

    (Harmony natural)
    Divine Principle is the Life of man. Man's happiness is not, therefore, at the disposal of physical sense.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 305:22

    (Inverted images)
    In the illusion of life that is here to-day and gone to-morrow, man would be wholly mortal, were it not that Love, the divine Principle that obtains in divine Science, destroys all error and brings immortality to light. Because man is the reflection of his Maker, he is not subject to birth, growth, maturity, decay. These mortal dreams are of human origin, not divine.

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

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


Section 2


Exodus 14:10,13-15,19,20

    10 #And when Pharaoh drew nigh, the
children of Israel lifted up their
eyes, and, behold, the Egyptians
marched after them; and they were
sore afraid: and the children of
Israel cried out unto the Lord.

    13 #And Moses said unto the people,
Fear ye not, stand still, and see the
salvation of the Lord, which he will
shew to you to day: for the Egyptians
whom ye have seen to day, ye shall
see them again no more for ever.

    14 The Lord shall fight for you,
and ye shall hold your peace.

    15 #And the Lord said unto Moses,
Wherefore criest thou unto me? speak
unto the children of Israel, that
they go forward:

    19 #And the angel of God, which
went before the camp of Israel,
removed and went behind them; and the
pillar of the cloud went from before
their face, and stood behind them:

    20 And it came between the camp of
the Egyptians and the camp of Israel;
and it was a cloud and darkness to
them, but it gave light by night to
these: so that the one came not near
the other all the night.

***
Isaiah 4:5,6

    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.

    6 And there shall be a tabernacle
for a shadow in the daytime from the
heat, and for a place of refuge, and
for a covert from storm and from
rain.

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.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 174:9-14


    (Rise of thought)
    The footsteps of thought, rising above material standpoints, are slow, and portend a long night to the traveller; but the angels of His presence - the spiritual intuitions that tell us when "the night is far spent, the day is at hand" - are our guardians in the gloom.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 505:16


    (Understanding imparted)
    Spirit imparts the understanding which uplifts consciousness and leads into all truth. The Psalmist saith: "The Lord on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, yea, than the mighty waves of the sea." Spiritual sense is the discernment of spiritual good. Understanding is the line of demarcation between the real and unreal. Spiritual understanding unfolds Mind, - Life, Truth, and Love, - and demonstrates the divine sense, giving the spiritual proof of the universe in Christian Science.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 371:14


    (Ghost-stories inducing fear)
    Darkness induces fear. The adult, in bondage to his beliefs, no more comprehends his real being than does the child; and the adult must be taken out of his darkness, before he can get rid of the illusive sufferings which throng the gloaming. The way in divine Science is the only way out of this condition.


Section 3


Leviticus 11:44,45

    44 For I am the Lord your God: ye
shall therefore sanctify yourselves,
and ye shall be holy; for I am holy:
neither shall ye defile yourselves
with any manner of creeping thing
that creepeth upon the earth.

    45 For I am the Lord that bringeth
you up out of the land of Egypt, to be
your God: ye shall therefore be holy,
for I am holy.

***
Revelation 19:11-16

    11 And I saw heaven opened, and
behold a white horse; and he that sat
upon him was called Faithful and
True, and in righteousness he doth
judge and make war.

    12 His eyes were as a flame of
fire, and on his head were many
crowns; and he had a name written,
that no man knew, but he himself.

    13 And he was clothed with a
vesture dipped in blood: and his name
is called The Word of God.

    14 And the armies which were in
heaven followed him upon white
horses, clothed in fine linen, white
and clean.

    15 And out of his mouth goeth a
sharp sword, that with it he should
smite the nations: and he shall rule
them with a rod of iron: and he
treadeth the winepress of the
fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.


    16 And he hath on his vesture and
on his thigh a name written, KING OF
KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 327:17

    (Peremptory demands)
    To the physical senses, the strict demands of Christian Science seem peremptory; but mortals are hastening to learn that Life is God, good, and that evil has in reality neither place nor power in the human or the divine economy.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 10:31-10


    (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."

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 565:13-22


    (The conflict with purity)
    The impersonation of the spiritual idea had a brief history in the earthly life of our Master; but "of his kingdom there shall be no end," for Christ, God's idea, will eventually rule all nations and peoples - imperatively, absolutely, finally - with divine Science. This immaculate idea, represented first by man and, according to the Revelator, last by woman, will baptize with fire; and the fiery baptism will burn up the chaff of error with the fervent heat of Truth and Love, melting and purifying even the gold of human character.


Section 4


Luke 11:14,15,17,20-22

    14 #And he was casting out a devil,
and it was dumb. And it came to pass,
when the devil was gone out, the dumb
spake; and the people wondered.

    15 But some of them said, He
casteth out devils through Beelzebub
the chief of the devils.

    17 But he, knowing their thoughts,
said unto them, Every kingdom divided
against itself is brought to
desolation; and a house divided
against a house falleth.

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

    21 When a strong man armed keepeth
his palace, his goods are in peace:

    22 But when a stronger than he
shall come upon him, and overcome
him, he taketh from him all his
armour wherein he trusted, and
divideth his spoils.

***
Colossians 2:13-15

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

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

    15 And having spoiled
principalities and powers, he made a
shew of them openly, triumphing over
them in it.

***
Ephesians 4:8

    8 Wherefore he saith, When he
ascended up on high, he led captivity
captive, and gave gifts unto men.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 400:26


    (Mortal mind controlled)
    The action of so-called mortal mind must be destroyed by the divine Mind to bring out the harmony of being. Without divine control there is discord, manifest as sin, sickness, and death.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 409:16-20

    (So-called superiority)
    The so-called conscious mortal mind is believed to be superior to its unconscious substratum, matter, and the stronger never yields to the weaker, except through fear or choice. The animate should be governed by God alone.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 407:6-8,11

    (Universal panacea)
    Man's enslavement to the most relentless masters - passion, selfishness, envy, hatred, and revenge - is conquered only by a mighty struggle.
    Here Christian Science is the sovereign panacea, giving strength to the weakness of mortal mind, - strength from the immortal and omnipotent Mind, - and lifting humanity above itself into purer desires, even into spiritual power and good-will to man.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 445:19-24


    (Divine energy)
    Christian Science silences human will, quiets fear with Truth and Love, and illustrates the unlabored motion of the divine energy in healing the sick. Self-seeking, envy, passion, pride, hatred, and revenge are cast out by the divine Mind which heals disease.

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


    (The struggle and victory)
    The struggle for the recovery of invalids goes on, not between material methods, but between mortal minds and immortal Mind. The victory will be on the patient's side only as immortal Mind through Christ, Truth, subdues the human belief in disease.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 216:16-18


    (Servants and masters) 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.


Section 5


Psalm 18:32,35,36

    32 It is God that girdeth me with
strength, and maketh my way perfect.

    35 Thou hast also given me the
shield of thy salvation: and thy
right hand hath holden me up, and thy
gentleness hath made me great.

    36 Thou hast enlarged my steps
under me, that my feet did not slip.

***
Job 17:9

    9 The righteous also shall hold on
his way, and he that hath clean hands
shall be stronger and stronger.

***
Ephesians 6:13-17

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

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

    15 And your feet shod with the
preparation of the gospel of peace;

    16 Above all, taking the shield of
faith, wherewith ye shall be able to
quench all the fiery darts of the
wicked.

    17 And take the helmet of
salvation, and the sword of the
Spirit, which is the word of God:

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 566:29


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

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 406:1


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


Section 6


II Samuel 22:33,40

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

    40 For thou hast girded me with
strength to battle: them that rose up
against me hast thou subdued under
me.

***
Philipians 1:3,6

    3 I thank my God upon every
remembrance of you,

    6 Being confident of this very
thing, that he which hath begun a
good work in you will perform it
until the day of Jesus Christ:

***
II Corinthians 9:8

    8 And God is able to make all grace
abound toward you; that ye, always
having all sufficiency in all things,
may abound to every good work:

***
Colossians 1:3,10,11

    3 We give thanks to God and the
Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
praying always for you,

    10 That ye might walk worthy of the
Lord unto all pleasing, being
fruitful in every good work, and
increasing in the knowledge of God;

    11 Strengthened with all might,
according to his glorious power, unto
all patience and longsuffering with
joyfulness;

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 384:5-12


    (Corporeal penalties)
    Let us reassure ourselves with the law of Love. God never punishes man for doing right, for honest labor, or for deeds of kindness, though they expose him to fatigue, cold, heat, contagion. If man seems to incur the penalty through matter, this is but a belief of mortal mind, not an enactment of wisdom, and man has only to enter his protest against this belief in order to annul it.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 385:7-18

    (Benefit of philanthropy)
    The spiritual demand, quelling the material, supplies energy and endurance surpassing all other aids, and forestalls the penalty which our beliefs would attach to our best deeds. Let us remember that the eternal law of right, though it can never annul the law which makes sin its own executioner, exempts man from all penalties but those due for wrong-doing.
    (Honest toil has no penalty)
    Constant toil, deprivations, exposures, and all untoward conditions, if without sin, can be experienced without suffering. Whatever it is your duty to do, you can do without harm to yourself.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 387:5,27

    (Mind heals brain-disease)
    When we reach our limits of mental endurance, we conclude that intellectual labor has been carried sufficiently far; but when we realize that immortal Mind is ever active, and that spiritual energies can neither wear out nor can so-called material law trespass upon God-given powers and resources, we are able to rest in Truth, refreshed by the assurances of immortality, opposed to mortality.
    (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.

Subheadings in this lesson

24 1 - Divinity not childless
24 1 - Life all-inclusive
24 1 - Man's entity spiritual
24 1 - Harmony natural
24 1 - Inverted images
24 1 - Jesus as mediator
24 2 - Spiritual guidance
24 2 - Rise of thought
24 2 - Understanding imparted
24 2 - Ghost-stories inducing fear
24 3 - Error destroyed, not pardoned
24 3 - Peremptory demands
24 3 - Asking amiss
24 3 - Remission of penalty
24 3 - The conflict with purity
24 4 - Mortal mind controlled
24 4 - So-called superiority
24 4 - Universal panacea
24 4 - Divine energy
24 4 - The struggle and victory
24 4 - Servants and masters
24 5 - Angelic offices
24 5 - The leaves of healing
24 6 - Corporeal penalties
24 6 - Benefit of philanthropy
24 6 - Honest toil has no penalty
24 6 - Mind heals brain-disease
24 6 - Christian history


June 10,1906

Subject: 25

IS THE UNIVERSE, INCLUDING MAN, EVOLVED BY ATOMIC FORCE?

o3oo



-- Golden Text --

Psalm 68:28

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


Responsive Reading


Job 34:10-23

    10 Therefore hearken unto me, ye
men of understanding: far be it from
God, that he should do wickedness;
and from the Almighty, that he should
commit iniquity.

    11 For the work of a man shall he
render unto him, and cause every man
to find according to his ways.

    12 Yea, surely God will not do
wickedly, neither will the Almighty
pervert judgment.

    13 Who hath given him a charge over
the earth? or who hath disposed the
whole world?

    14 If he set his heart upon man if
he gather unto himself his spirit and
his breath;

    15 All flesh shall perish together,
and man shall turn again unto dust.

    16 If now thou hast understanding,
hear this: hearken to the voice of my
words.

    17 Shall even he that hateth right
govern? and wilt thou condemn him that
is most just?

    18 Is it fit to say to a king, Thou
art wicked? and to princes, Ye are
ungodly?

    19 How much less to him that
accepteth not the persons of princes,
nor regardeth the rich more than the
poor? for they all are the work of
his hands.

    20 In a moment shall they die, and
the people shall be troubled at
midnight, and pass away: and the
mighty shall be taken away without
hand.

    21 For his eyes are upon the ways
of man, and he seeth all his goings.

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

    23 For he will not lay upon man
more than right; that he should enter
into judgment with God.


Section 1


Proverbs 30:4

    4 Who hath ascended up into heaven,
or descended? who hath gathered the
wind in his fists? who hath bound the
waters in a garment? who hath
established all the ends of the
earth? what is his name, and what is
his son's name, if thou canst tell?

***
Isaiah 40:12,26,28,29

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

    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.

    29 He giveth power to the faint;
and to them that have no might he
increaseth strength.

***
Amos 5:4,14

    4 #For thus saith the Lord unto the
house of Israel, Seek ye me, and ye
shall live:

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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 507:24-2


    (Ever-appearing creation)
    Infinite Mind creates and governs all, from the mental molecule to infinity. This divine Principle of all expresses Science and art throughout His creation, and the immortality of man and the universe. Creation is ever appearing, and must ever continue to appear from the nature of its inexhaustible source. Mortal sense inverts this appearing and calls ideas material. Thus misinterpreted, the divine idea seems to fall to the level of a human or material belief, called mortal man.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 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.

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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 502:14


    (Deflection of being)
    Even thus the crude forms of human thought take on higher symbols and significations, when scientifically Christian views of the universe appear, illuminating time with the glory of eternity.


Section 2


Amos 9:5,6

    5 And the Lord God of hosts is he
that toucheth the land, and it shall
melt, and all that dwell therein
shall mourn: and it shall rise up
wholly like a flood; and shall be
drowned, as by the flood of Egypt.

    6 It is he that buildeth his
stories in the heaven, and hath
founded his troop in the earth; he
that calleth for the waters of the
sea, and poureth them out upon the
face of the earth: The Lord is his
name.

***
II Peter 3:1,3,5,6,10,13

    1 This second epistle, beloved, I
now write unto you; in both which I
stir up your pure minds by way of
remembrance:

    3 Knowing this first, that there
shall come in the last days scoffers,
walking after their own lusts,

    5 For this they willingly are
ignorant of, that by the word of God
the heavens were of old, and the
earth standing out of the water and
in the water:

    6 Whereby the world that then was,
being overflowed with water, perished:


    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.

o4oo Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked - 102:9-15


    (Mere negation)
    There is but one real attraction, that of Spirit. The pointing of the needle to the pole symbolizes this all-embracing power or the attraction of God, divine Mind.
    The planets have no more power over man than over his Maker, since God governs the universe; but man, reflecting God's power, has dominion over all the earth and its hosts.

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


    (All force mental)
    Adhesion, cohesion, and attraction are properties of Mind. They belong to divine Principle, and support the equipoise of that thought-force, which launched the earth in its orbit and said to the proud wave, "Thus far and no farther."

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 536:11-16,24-26


    (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.
    (True attainment)
    Mortal mind accepts the erroneous, material conception of life and joy, but the true idea is gained from the immortal side.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 265:5


    (Godward gravitation)
    Mortals must gravitate Godward, their affections and aims grow spiritual, - they must near the broader interpretations of being, and gain some proper sense of the infinite, - in order that sin and mortality may be put off.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 213:11


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


Section 3


Jeremiah 51:15,16

    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.

    16 When he uttereth his voice,
there is a multitude of waters in the
heavens; and he causeth the vapours
to ascend from the ends of the earth:
he maketh lightnings with rain, and
bringeth forth the wind out of his
treasures.

***
Psalm 74:16

    16 The day is thine, the night also
is thine: thou hast prepared the
light and the sun.
Psalm 77:13,14,16-19

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

    14 Thou art the God that doest
wonders: thou hast declared thy
strength among the people.

    16 The waters saw thee, O God, the
waters saw thee; they were afraid: the
depths also were troubled.

    17 The clouds poured out water: the
skies sent out a sound: thine arrows
also went abroad.

    18 The voice of thy thunder was in
the heaven: the lightnings lightened
the world: the earth trembled and
shook.

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

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 78:21


    (Spirit intangible)
    Spirit is not materially tangible. How then can it communicate with man through electric, material effects? How can the majesty and omnipotence of Spirit be lost? God is not in the medley where matter cares for matter, where spiritism makes many gods, and hypnotism and electricity are claimed to be the agents of God's government.

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

    (One government)
    If Spirit, or God, communed with mortals or controlled them through electricity or any other form of matter, the divine order and the Science of omnipotent, omnipresent Spirit would be destroyed.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 293:3-23


    (Elementary electricity)
    Electricity is not a vital fluid, but the least material form of illusive consciousness, - the material mindlessness, which forms no link between matter and Mind, and which destroys itself. Matter and mortal mind are but different strata of human belief. The grosser substratum is named matter or body; the more ethereal is called mind. This so-called mind and body is the illusion called a mortal, a mind in matter. In reality and in Science, both strata, mortal mind and mortal body, are false representatives of man.
    The material so-called gases and forces are counterfeits of the spiritual forces of divine Mind, whose potency is Truth, whose attraction is Love, whose adhesion and cohesion are Life, perpetuating the eternal facts of being. Electricity is the sharp surplus of materiality which counterfeits the true essence of spirituality or truth, - the great difference being that electricity is not intelligent, while spiritual truth is Mind.
    (The counterfeit forces)
    There is no vapid fury of mortal mind-expressed in earthquake, wind, wave, lightning, fire, bestial ferocity - and this so-called mind is self-destroyed.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 93:15


    (Logic and revelation)
    Good does not create a mind susceptible of causing evil, for evil is the opposing error and not the truth of creation. Destructive electricity is not the offspring of infinite good. Whatever contradicts the real nature of the divine Esse, though human faith may clothe it with angelic vestments, is without foundation.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 450:29-2


    (False claims annihilated)
    Knowing the claim of animal magnetism, that all evil combines in the belief of life, substance, and intelligence in matter, electricity, animal nature, and organic life, who will deny that these are the errors which Truth must and will annihilate?


Section 4


Jeremiah 10:2,14,15,23

    2 Thus saith the Lord, Learn not
the way of the heathen, and be not
dismayed at the signs of heaven; for
the heathen are dismayed at them.

    14 Every man is brutish in his
knowledge: every founder is
confounded by the graven image: for
his molten image is falsehood, and
there is no breath in them.

    15 They are vanity, and the work of
errors: in the time of their
visitation they shall perish.

    23 #O Lord, I know that the way of
man is not in himself: it is not in
man that walketh to direct his steps.

***
Isaiah 35:4-6,10

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

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

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

    10 And the ransomed of the Lord
shall return, and come to Zion with
songs and everlasting joy upon their
heads: they shall obtain joy and
gladness, and sorrow and sighing
shall flee away.

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 - 192:11-21

    (Human power a blind force)
    Erring power is a material belief, a blind miscalled force, the offspring of will and not of wisdom, of the mortal mind and not of the immortal. It is the headlong cataract, the devouring flame, the tempest's breath. It is lightning and hurricane, all that is selfish, wicked, dishonest, and impure.
    (The one real power)
    Moral and spiritual might belong to Spirit, who holds the "wind in His fists;" and this teaching accords with Science and harmony. In Science, you can have no power opposed to God, and the physical senses must give up their false testimony.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 484:11-14

(18) Question: Does Christian Science, or metaphysical healing, include medication, material hygiene, mesmerism, hypnotism, theosophy, or spiritualism?
ADAM = A so-called man, whose origin, substance, and mind are found to be the antipode of God, or Spirit.
Topic: Everlasting Punishment


    (Mindless methods)
    What are termed natural science and material laws are the objective states of mortal mind. The physical universe expresses the conscious and unconscious thoughts of mortals.

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.


Section 5


Hebrews 3:1-6

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

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

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

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

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

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

***
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.

***
Galatians 6:15

    15 For in Christ Jesus neither
circumcision availeth any thing, nor
uncircumcision, but a new creature.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 135:9


    (Lawful wonders) Spiritual evolution alone is worthy of the exercise of divine power.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 189:18-4


    (Ascending the scale)
    The human mortal mind, by an inevitable perversion, makes all things start from the lowest instead of from the highest mortal thought. The reverse is the case with all the formations of the immortal divine Mind. They proceed from the divine source; and so, in tracing them, we constantly ascend in infinite being.
    (Human reproduction)
    From mortal mind comes the reproduction of the species, - first the belief of inanimate, and then of animate matter. According to mortal thought, the development of embryonic mortal mind commences in the lower, basal portion of the brain, and goes on in an ascending scale by evolution, keeping always in the direct line of matter, for matter is the subjective condition of mortal mind.
    Next we have the formation of so-called embryonic mortal mind, afterwards mortal men or mortals, - all this while matter is a belief, ignorant of itself, ignorant of what it is supposed to produce.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 547:19


    (Embryonic evolution)
    Material evolution implies that the great First Cause must become material, and afterwards must either return to Mind or go down into dust and nothingness.

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 6


Psalm 86:4,5,9,10

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

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

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

    10 For thou art great, and doest
wondrous things: thou art God alone.
Psalm 65:5-8,11

    5 By terrible things in
righteousness wilt thou answer us, O
God of our salvation; who art the
confidence of all the ends of the
earth, and of them that are afar off
upon the sea:

    6 Which by his strength setteth
fast the mountains; being girded with
power:

    7 Which stilleth the noise of the
seas, the noise of their waves, and
the tumult of the people.

    8 They also that dwell in the
uttermost parts are afraid at thy
tokens: thou makest the outgoings of
the morning and evening to rejoice.

    11 Thou crownest the year with thy
goodness; and thy paths drop fatness.

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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 524:28-4


    (Creation reversed) 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.

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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 475:28-31

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


    (Man unfallen)
    Man is incapable of sin, sickness, and death. The real man cannot depart from holiness, nor can God, by whom man is evolved, engender the capacity or freedom to sin.

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.

Subheadings in this lesson

25 1 - Ever-appearing creation
25 1 - True theory of the universe
25 1 - God the Principle of all
25 1 - Deflection of being
25 2 - Mere negation
25 2 - All force mental
25 2 - The fall of error
25 2 - True attainment
25 2 - Godward gravitation
25 2 - Good indefinable
25 3 - Spirit intangible
25 3 - One government
25 3 - Elementary electricity
25 3 - The counterfeit forces
25 3 - Logic and revelation
25 3 - False claims annihilated
25 4 - Useful knowledge
25 4 - Human power a blind force
25 4 - The one real power
25 4 - Mindless methods
25 4 - Spiritual translation
25 5 - Lawful wonders
25 5 - Ascending the scale
25 5 - Human reproduction
25 5 - Embryonic evolution
25 5 - The ascent of species
25 6 - God's creation intact
25 6 - Creation reversed
25 6 - Mental tillage
25 6 - Man unfallen
25 6 - Mortals unlike immortals


June 17,1906

Subject: 26

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE.

3ooo



-- Golden Text --

Isaiah 50:4

    4 The Lord God hath given me the
tongue of the learned, that I should
know how to speak a word in season to
him that is weary: he wakeneth
morning by morning, he wakeneth mine
ear to hear as the learned.



Responsive Reading


John 15:26

    26 But when the Comforter is come,
whom I will send unto you from the
Father, even the Spirit of truth,
which proceedeth from the Father, he
shall testify of me:
John 16:7-16,23,24

    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.

    8 And when he is come, he will
reprove the world of sin, and of
righteousness, and of judgment:

    9 Of sin, because they believe not
on me;

    10 Of righteousness, because I go
to my Father, and ye see me no more;

    11 Of judgment, because the prince
of this world is judged.

    12 I have yet many things to say
unto you, but ye cannot bear them
now.

    13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of
truth, is come, he will guide you
into all truth: for he shall not
speak of himself; but whatsoever he
shall hear, that shall he speak: and
he will shew you things to come.

    14 He shall glorify me: for he
shall receive of mine, and shall shew
it unto you.

    15 All things that the Father hath
are mine: therefore said I, that he
shall take of mine, and shall shew it
unto you.

    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.

    23 And in that day ye shall ask me
nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto
you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the
Father in my name, he will give it
you.

    24 Hitherto have ye asked nothing
in my name: ask, and ye shall
receive, that your joy may be full.



Section 1


Exodus 15:2,18

    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.

    18 The Lord shall reign for ever
and ever.
Exodus 23:23,25

    23 For mine Angel shall go before
thee, and bring thee in unto the
Amorites, and the Hittites, and the
Perizzites, and the Canaanites, the
Hivites, and the Jebusites: and I
will cut them off.

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

***
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.
Psalm 103:2,3

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

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


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


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

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 144:30

    (Ancient healers)
    It is a question to-day, whether the ancient inspired healers understood the Science of Christian healing, or whether they caught its sweet tones, as the natural musician catches the tones of harmony, without being able to explain them. So divinely imbued were they with the spirit of Science, that the lack of the letter could not hinder their work; and that letter, without the spirit, would have made void their practice.


oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 358:9


    (Scientific and Biblical facts)
    Christian Science, understood, coincides with the Scriptures, and sustains logically and demonstratively every point it presents. Otherwise it would not be Science, and could not present its proofs. Christian Science is neither made up of contradictory aphorisms nor of the inventions of those who scoff at God. It presents the calm and clear verdict of Truth against error, uttered and illustrated by the prophets, by Jesus, by his apostles, as is recorded throughout the Scriptures.


o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 109:4-15,22-24


    (Scientific evidence)
    Christian Science reveals incontrovertibly that Mind is All-in-all, that the only realities are the divine Mind and idea. This great fact is not, however, seen to be supported by sensible evidence, until its divine Principle is demonstrated by healing the sick and thus proved absolute and divine. This proof once seen, no other conclusion can be reached.
    (Solitary research)
    For three years after my discovery, I sought the solution of this problem of Mind-healing, searched the Scriptures and read little else, kept aloof from society, and devoted time and energies to discovering a positive rule. The revelation of Truth in the understanding came to me gradually and apparently through divine power.


oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 342:18


    (Christianity scientific)
    Shall it be denied that a system which works according to the Scriptures has Scriptural authority?



Section 2


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.

***
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.

***
Acts 5:12,16

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

    16 There came also a multitude out
of the cities round about unto
Jerusalem, bringing sick folks, and
them which were vexed with unclean
spirits: and they were healed every
one.
Acts 28:8,9

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

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


3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 41:14-32


    (Healing early lost)
    The proofs of Truth, Life, and Love, which Jesus gave by casting out error and healing the sick, completed his earthly mission; but in the Christian Church this demonstration of healing was early lost, about three centuries after the crucifixion. No ancient school of philosophy, materia medica, or scholastic theology ever taught or demonstrated the divine healing of absolute Science.
    (Immortal achieval)
    Jesus foresaw the reception Christian Science would have before it was understood, but this foreknowledge hindered him not. He fulfilled his God-mission, and then sat down at the right hand of the Father. Persecuted from city to city, his apostles still went about doing good deeds, for which they were maligned and stoned. The truth taught by Jesus, the elders scoffed at. Why? Because it demanded more than they were willing to practise. It was enough for them to believe in a national Deity; but that belief, from their time to ours, has never made a disciple who could cast out evils and heal the sick.


oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 324:19


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


ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 494:11

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


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



Section 3


Matthew 9:2-8

    2 And, behold, they brought to him
a man sick of the palsy, lying on a
bed: and Jesus seeing their faith
said unto the sick of the palsy; Son,
be of good cheer; thy sins be
forgiven thee.

    3 And, behold, certain of the
scribes said within themselves, This
man blasphemeth.

    4 And Jesus knowing their thoughts
said, Wherefore think ye evil in your
hearts?

    5 For whether is easier, to say,
Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say,
Arise, and walk?

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

    7 And he arose, and departed to his
house.

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

***
Hebrews 9:28

    28 So Christ was once offered to
bear the sins of many; and unto them
that look for him shall he appear the
second time without sin unto
salvation.


oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 442:19(begin When)-22


    (Christ the great physician) When Christ changes a belief of sin or of sickness into a better belief, then belief melts into spiritual understanding, and sin, disease, and death disappear.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 395:6

    (Divine authority)
    Like the great Exemplar, the healer should speak to disease as one having authority over it, leaving Soul to master the false evidences of the corporeal senses and to assert its claims over mortality and disease. The same Principle cures both sin and sickness. When divine Science overcomes faith in a carnal mind, and faith in God destroys all faith in sin and in material methods of healing, then sin, disease, and death will disappear.


o4oo Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked - xi:9

    The physical healing of Christian Science results now, as in Jesus' time, from the operation of divine Principle, before which sin and disease lose their reality in human consciousness and disappear as naturally and as necessarily as darkness gives place to light and sin to reformation. Now, as then, these mighty works are not supernatural, but supremely natural. They are the sign of Immanuel, or "God with us," - a divine influence ever present in human consciousness and repeating itself, coming now as was promised aforetime,



Section 4


Isaiah 29:13,14,18-20,24

    13 #Wherefore the Lord said,
Forasmuch as this people draw near me
with their mouth, and with their lips
do honour me, but have removed their
heart far from me, and their fear
toward me is taught by the precept of
men:

    14 Therefore, behold, I will
proceed to do a marvellous work among
this people, even a marvellous work
and a wonder: for the wisdom of their
wise men shall perish, and the
understanding of their prudent men
shall be hid.

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

    19 The meek also shall increase
their joy in the Lord, and the poor
among men shall rejoice in the Holy
One of Israel.

    20 For the terrible one is brought
to nought, and the scorner is
consumed, and all that watch for
iniquity are cut off:

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

***
Revelation 10:1,2,8,9,11

    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,

    8 And the voice which I heard from
heaven spake unto me again, and said,
Go and take the little book which is
open in the hand of the angel which
standeth upon the sea and upon 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.

    11 And he said unto me, Thou must
prophesy again before many peoples,
and nations, and tongues, and kings.


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.


ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 471:22-4

(11) Question: Are doctrines and creeds a benefit to man?
ADAM = The first god of mythology.
Topic: Substance


    (The test of experience)
    Question. - Are doctrines and creeds a benefit to man?
    Answer. - The author subscribed to an orthodox creed in early youth, and tried to adhere to it until she caught the first gleam of that which interprets God as above mortal sense. This view rebuked human beliefs, and gave the spiritual import, expressed through Science, of all that proceeds from the divine Mind. Since then her highest creed has been divine Science, which, reduced to human apprehension, she has named Christian Science. This Science teaches man that God is the only Life, and that this Life is Truth and Love; that God is to be understood, adored, and demonstrated; that divine Truth casts out suppositional error and heals the sick.


ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 456:25-2


    (This volume indispensable)
    A Christian Scientist requires my work SCIENCE AND HEALTH for his textbook, and so do all his students and patients. Why? First: Because it is the voice of Truth to this age, and contains the full statement of Christian Science, or the Science of healing through Mind. Second: Because it was the first book known, containing a thorough statement of Christian Science. Hence it gave the first rules for demonstrating this Science, and registered the revealed Truth uncontaminated by human hypotheses.



Section 5


Matthew 16:13,16-18

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

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

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

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

Matthew 18:19,20

    19 Again I say unto you, That if
two of you shall agree on earth as
touching any thing that they shall
ask, it shall be done for them of my
Father which is in heaven.

    20 For where two or three are
gathered together in my name, there
am I in the midst of them.

***
I Timothy 3:14,15

    14 These things write I unto thee,
hoping to come unto thee shortly:

    15 But if I tarry long, that thou
mayest know how thou oughtest to
behave thyself in the house of God,
which is the church of the living
God, the pillar and ground of the
truth.

***
Ephesians 3:20,21

    20 Now unto him that is able to do
exceeding abundantly above all that we
ask or think, according to the power
that worketh in us,

    21 Unto him be glory in the church
by Christ Jesus throughout all ages,
world without end. Amen.


o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 136:1-5


    (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.

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.


583:12-19 Chapter 17: Glossary
(CHURCH)

    CHURCH. The structure of Truth and Love; whatever rests upon and proceeds from divine Principle.
    The Church is that institution, which affords proof of its utility and is found elevating the race, rousing the dormant understanding from material beliefs to the apprehension of spiritual ideas and the demonstration of divine Science, thereby casting out devils, or error, and healing the sick.


o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 131:13-18


    (Churchly neglect)
    Must Christian Science come through the Christian churches as some persons insist? This Science has come already, after the manner of God's appointing, but the churches seem not ready to receive it, according to the Scriptural saying, "He came unto his own, and his own received him not."


oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 351:8


    (Truth a present help)
    The author became a member of the orthodox Congregational Church in early years. Later she learned that her own prayers failed to heal her as did the prayers of her devout parents and the church; but when the spiritual sense of the creed was discerned in the Science of Christianity, this spiritual sense was a present help. It was the living, palpitating presence of Christ, Truth, which healed the sick.


3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 35:19(begin Our)-25


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



Section 6


Isaiah 40:1,4,5,9

    1 Comfort ye, comfort ye my
people, saith your God.

    4 Every valley shall be exalted,
and every mountain and hill shall be
made low: and the crooked shall be
made straight, and the rough places
plain:

    5 And the glory of the Lord shall
be revealed, and all flesh shall see
it together: for the mouth of the
Lord hath spoken it.

    9 #O Zion, that bringest good
tidings, get thee up into the high
mountain; O Jerusalem, that bringest
good tidings, lift up thy voice with
strength; lift it up, be not afraid;
say unto the cities of Judah, Behold
your God!
Isaiah 25:8,9

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

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

***
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.


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.


o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 126:22-4


    (Biblical basis)
    I have set forth Christian Science and its application to the treatment of disease just as I have discovered them. I have demonstrated through Mind the effects of Truth on the health, longevity, and morals of men; and I have found nothing in ancient or in modern systems on which to found my own, except the teachings and demonstrations of our great Master and the lives of prophets and apostles. The Bible has been my only authority. I have had no other guide in "the straight and narrow way" of Truth.


    (Science and Christianity)
    If Christendom resists the author's application of the word Science to Christianity, or questions her use of the word Science, she will not therefore lose faith in Christianity, nor will Christianity lose its hold upon her.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 127:26

    (No physical science)
    Science is an emanation of divine Mind, and is alone able to interpret God aright. It has a spiritual, and not a material origin. It is a divine utterance, - the Comforter which leadeth into all truth.

Subheadings in this lesson

26 1 - Christian Science as old as God
26 1 - Ancient healers
26 1 - Scientific and Biblical facts
26 1 - Scientific evidence
26 1 - Solitary research
26 1 - Christianity scientific
26 2 - Healing early lost
26 2 - Immortal achieval
26 2 - Paul's enlightenment
26 2 - Inexhaustible divine Love
26 3 - Christ the great physician
26 3 - Divine authority
26 4 - The new Evangel
26 4 - The test of experience
26 4 - This volume indispensable
26 5 - The Christ-mission
26 5 - Sublime summary
26 5 - Churchly neglect
26 5 - Truth a present help
26 5 - Spiritual Eucharist
26 6 - Spirit intangible
26 6 - Biblical basis
26 6 - Science and Christianity
26 6 - No physical science

List of all subheadings



01 1 - Priestly learning
01 1 - Mission of Christian Science
01 1 - Belief and practice
01 1 - Impossible coalescence
01 2 - Righteous retribution
01 2 - A mental court case
01 2 - Counsel for defence
01 2 - Charge of the Chief Justice
01 3 - Destruction of all evil
01 3 - Physiology deficient
01 3 - True healing transcendent
01 3 - Truth a present help
01 3 - Mind the only healer
01 4 - - Psalm XXIII -
01 4 - Continuity of interest
01 4 - Refuge and strength
01 4 - Patience and final perfection
01 5 - The infinitude of God
01 5 - Fleshly ties temporal
01 5 - Intelligent consecration
01 5 - Assistance in brotherhood
01 6 - -8- Father-Mother
01 6 - Spiritual idea revealed
01 6 - Spirit names and blesses
01 6 - Paean of jubilee
01 6 - Love imparts beauty
02 1 - - Prayer -
02 1 - Jesus' sinless career
02 1 - Trustworthy beneficence
02 1 - Loftiest adoration
02 2 - Future purification
02 2 - Sin is punished
02 2 - -13- The divine Principle and idea
02 2 - Music, rhythm of head and heart
02 2 - Heralds of Science
02 2 - Found wanting
02 3 - Proof in practice
02 3 - Mankind redeemed
02 3 - The sole governor
02 3 - The test of experience
02 3 - Fleshly ties temporal
02 3 - Healing primary
02 4 - Spiritual refreshment
02 4 - The holy struggle
02 4 - Millennial glory
02 5 - Fellowship with Christ
02 5 - Christ's demonstration
02 5 - Proof in practice
02 5 - Incisive questions
02 6 - Heralds of Science
02 6 - The last breakfast
02 6 - Spiritual Eucharist
03 1 - No laws of matter
03 1 - Illusive dreams
03 1 - Spiritual origin
03 1 - Sickness as only thought
03 1 - Redemption from selfishness
03 1 - The stone rolled away
03 2 - Life-power indestructible
03 2 - The Christ-mission
03 2 - Prophetic ignorance
03 2 - Divine victory
03 2 - Rising to the light
03 2 - The Christ-element
03 3 - Continuity of existence
03 3 - The origin of divinity
03 3 - Birth and death unreal
03 3 - God and His image
03 3 - The present immortality
03 4 - Life all-inclusive
03 4 - The Christian's privilege
03 4 - Exercise of Mind faculties
03 4 - Suicide and sin
03 4 - Death no benefactor
03 4 - Life eternal and present
03 5 - Life eternal and present
03 5 - All evil unnatural
03 5 - Physiology unscientific
03 5 - Spiritual structure
03 5 - Crumbs of comfort
03 6 - Real being never lost
03 6 - Light and darkness
03 6 - True nature and origin
03 6 - Spiritual proofs of existence
03 6 - Indestructible being
04 1 - Inexhaustible divine Love
04 1 - Vain ecstasies
04 1 - The senses of Soul
04 1 - All evil unnatural
04 1 - Annihilation of error
04 1 - Nothingness of error
04 2 - Spiritual firmament
04 2 - Understanding imparted
04 2 - Original reflected
04 2 - Spiritual ideas apprehended
04 2 - Christ's mission
04 3 - Truth's volume
04 3 - Dragon cast down to earth
04 3 - The question of the ages
04 3 - Day of judgment
04 3 - Primitive error
04 3 - The counterfeit forces
04 4 - Recognition of benefits
04 4 - Diabolism destroyed
04 4 - Commands of Jesus
04 4 - Touchstone of Science
04 5 - Opposite symbols
04 5 - Truth destroys falsity
04 5 - Weakness of material theories
04 5 - Irreconcilable differences
04 5 - A type of falsehood
04 5 - Mixed testimony
04 6 - Sickness akin to sin
04 6 - Light and darkness
04 6 - Sickness from mortal mind
04 6 - The great conflict
04 6 - The Christ-element
04 6 - Both words and works
04 6 - Truth a present help
05 1 - Divine sense of Deity
05 1 - - Psalm XXIII -
05 1 - Inexhaustible divine Love
05 1 - Sectarianism and opposition
05 1 - Native freedom
05 1 - Standard of liberty
05 2 - - Psalm XXIII -
05 2 - Love impartial and universal
05 2 - Assistance in brotherhood
05 2 - Spiritual interpretation
05 3 - - Psalm XXIII -
05 3 - Wrestling of Jacob
05 3 - A bright outlook
05 4 - - Psalm XXIII -
05 4 - Creatures of God useful
05 4 - Ancient and modern miracles
05 4 - Benefits of metaphysics
05 4 - No laws of matter
05 5 - - Psalm XXIII -
05 5 - Crumbs of comfort
05 5 - Fear and sickness identical
05 5 - God's standard
05 5 - Christ the great physician
05 6 - Scientific finalities
05 6 - True estimate of God's messenger
05 6 - Vials of wrath and consolation
05 6 - The royally divine gates
05 6 - The city of our God
05 6 - - Psalm XXIII -
06 1 - Treasure in heaven
06 1 - Rudiments of growth
06 1 - Condition of progress
06 1 - Derivatives of spirit
06 1 - Practical religion
06 1 - Help and discipline
06 2 - Help and discipline
06 2 - Chord and discord
06 2 - Blessings from pain
06 2 - Salutary sorrow
06 2 - Immaterial pleasure
06 2 - Man inseparable from Love
06 3 - Spiritual proofs of existence
06 3 - Godward gravitation
06 3 - Exalted thought
06 3 - Error destroyed, not pardoned
06 3 - Narrow pathway
06 4 - Scientific translations
06 4 - Spiritual wedlock
06 4 - Truth desecrated
06 4 - Genuine healing
06 4 - Love the incentive
06 5 - Like evolving like
06 5 - Good indefinable
06 5 - Love casteth out fear
06 5 - Results of faith in Truth
06 5 - Perfection gained slowly
06 6 - Efficacious petitions
06 6 - Spirituality of Scripture
06 6 - Proof from miracles
06 6 - Example of the disciples
06 6 - Full fruitage yet to come
07 1 - -19- Soul and Spirit one
07 1 - Real and unreal identity
07 1 - Mankind redeemed
07 1 - Spirits obsolete
07 1 - The central intelligence
07 2 - Sense and pure Soul
07 2 - Soul defined
07 2 - Real being never lost
07 2 - Decapitation of error
07 3 - The true new idea
07 3 - Harmony from Spirit
07 3 - Perpetual motion
07 3 - Progress demanded
07 3 - Mind destroys all ills
07 3 - Scientific foreknowing
07 4 - Philosophical blunders
07 4 - Man's entity spiritual
07 4 - Rebukes helpful
07 4 - Sensationless body
07 4 - Definition of man
07 4 - Celestial evidence
07 5 - A belief suicidal
07 5 - Abiding in Life
07 5 - Life not contingent on matter
07 5 - Science versus sense
07 6 - Weakness of material theories
07 6 - Divinity not childless
07 6 - Thought-forms
07 6 - Soul impeccable
07 6 - Light and darkness
08 1 - Spiritual subdivision
08 1 - Rudiments of growth
08 1 - A mother's responsibility
08 1 - Redemption from selfishness
08 1 - Sinlessness of Mind, Soul
08 1 - Universal brotherhood
08 2 - True sense of infinitude
08 2 - Figures of being
08 2 - Opposite symbols
08 2 - Source of all life and action
08 2 - Prayerful ingratitude
08 2 - Emotional utterances
08 3 - Matter is not substance
08 3 - The things of God are beautiful
08 3 - Human falsities
08 3 - Spiritual subdivision
08 3 - Spiritual ideas apprehended
08 4 - A closed question
08 4 - Hebrew theology
08 4 - Fallacious hypotheses
08 4 - Spiritual insight
08 5 - Mind the only healer
08 5 - True healing transcendent
08 5 - Absent patients
08 5 - Second sight
08 5 - The strength of Spirit
08 6 - Biological inventions
08 6 - Inverted images and ideas
08 6 - God the only Mind
08 6 - Love and man coexistent
09 1 - -12- Messiah or Christ
09 1 - -13- The divine Principle and idea
09 1 - Spiritual conception
09 1 - -15- The Son's duality
09 1 - Christ's demonstration
09 2 - Solitary research
09 2 - Immortal achieval
09 2 - The unity of Science and Christianity
09 2 - Absence of Christ-power
09 2 - Exploded doctrine
09 2 - Excuses for ignorance
09 3 - Immaculate conception
09 3 - Destruction of all evil
09 3 - Denials of divine power
09 3 - More than profession required
09 3 - Wrong and right way
09 4 - Recreant disciples
09 4 - Students' ingratitude
09 4 - Service and worship
09 4 - Paul's enlightenment
09 4 - Example of the disciples
09 5 - Healthful theology
09 5 - Prophetic ignorance
09 5 - Studious disciples
09 5 - Commands of Jesus
09 5 - Complete emulation
09 5 - False claims annihilated
09 6 - Promise perpetual
09 6 - Disease far more docile than iniquity
09 6 - Injustice to the Saviour
09 6 - No physical science
10 1 - God's man discerned
10 1 - The divine image not lost
10 1 - Infinity's reflection
10 1 - The kingdom within
10 1 - A mortal not man
10 1 - Definition of man
10 2 - Fleshly factors unreal
10 2 - Material body never God's idea
10 2 - Infinity's reflection
10 2 - Immortal models
10 2 - Two infinite creators absurd
10 2 - Primitive error
10 3 - Spiritual proofs of existence
10 3 - Godward gravitation
10 3 - The infinite one Spirit
10 3 - Immaterial pleasure
10 3 - Scientific man
10 3 - Scriptural perception
10 4 - The Fatherhood of God
10 4 - Mental propagation
10 4 - God's creation intact
10 5 - Veritable success
10 5 - Our angelic messengers
10 5 - Progressive development
10 6 - Mental tillage
10 6 - Spiritual government
10 6 - Corporeal changes
10 6 - Mere negation
10 6 - God-given dominion
10 6 - Birthright of man
11 1 - Spiritual thoughts
11 1 - Substance is Spirit
11 1 - Spiritual tangibility
11 1 - Living temple
11 1 - Spiritual synonyms
11 2 - The senses of Soul
11 2 - Mind's true camera
11 2 - Self-completeness
11 2 - Five senses deceptive
11 2 - Materialistic challenge
11 3 - Erroneous postulates
11 3 - One cause supreme
11 3 - Substance is Spirit
11 3 - Matter is not substance
11 3 - Spirit the starting-point
11 3 - Primitive error
11 4 - Man's genuine being
11 4 - Idolatrous illusions
11 4 - False claims annihilated
11 4 - Life only in Spirit
11 4 - True attainment
11 4 - Sense-dreams
11 5 - Wrestling of Jacob
11 5 - Israel the new name
11 5 - Mortals are not immortals
11 5 - Advancement by sacrifice
11 6 - Soul impeccable
11 6 - Knowledge and Truth
11 6 - Indestructible life of man
11 6 - Jesus the Scientist
12 1 - Interior meaning
12 1 - Useful knowledge
12 1 - Weakness of material theories
12 1 - Irreconcilable differences
12 2 - Substance versus supposition
12 2 - Material mortality
12 2 - Spiritual tangibility
12 2 - The true new idea
12 2 - Serving two masters
12 2 - Spiritual reflection
12 3 - Truth destroys falsity
12 3 - Divinity and humanity
12 3 - Light preceding the sun
12 3 - Essential element of Christianity
12 3 - Impossible partnership
12 4 - Immaculate conception
12 4 - Jesus as mediator
12 4 - Key to the kingdom
12 4 - Paradise regained
12 4 - Judgment on error
12 5 - Seeming and being
12 5 - Life not contingent on matter
12 5 - No physical science
12 5 - Aim of Science
12 5 - Dangerous resemblances
12 6 - Injustice to the Saviour
12 6 - Man's present possibilities
12 6 - Redemption from selfishness
13 1 - Superstition obsolete
13 1 - The divine standard of perfection
13 1 - All evil unnatural
13 1 - -5- Allness of Spirit
13 1 - Deep-reaching interrogations
13 1 - -24- God the parent Mind
13 2 - -20- The one divine Mind
13 2 - -31- Evil not produced by God
13 2 - The fruit forbidden
13 2 - Reason and Science
13 3 - Harmonious functions
13 3 - Spiritual synonyms
13 3 - Man inseperable from Spirit
13 3 - Some lessons from nature
13 3 - Certain contradictions
13 3 - God's allness learned
13 4 - Mind destroys all ills
13 4 - Sense-dreams
13 4 - Scriptural allegory
13 4 - Hypnotic surgery
13 4 - Mental midwifery
13 4 - One primal cause
13 5 - The city foursquare
13 5 - Vapor and nothingness
13 6 - Spirit the tangible
13 6 - Man unfallen
13 6 - Nearness of Deity
13 6 - Truth's witness
13 6 - Seemingly independent authority
14 1 - Human power a blind force
14 1 - Mindless methods
14 1 - Imperfect terminology
14 1 - Elementary electricity
14 1 - The counterfeit forces
14 1 - Mere negation
14 2 - The infinite one Spirit
14 2 - Truth's witness
14 2 - No miracles in Mind-methods
14 2 - The real and the unreal
14 2 - Permanent sensibility
14 2 - Exercise of Mind faculties
14 3 - The dragon as a type
14 3 - Animal tendency
14 3 - Dragon cast down to earth
14 3 - Truth destroys falsity
14 3 - -31- Evil not produced by God
14 4 - Healing early lost
14 4 - How healing was lost
14 4 - Mythology and materia medica
14 4 - Divine authority
14 4 - Present salvation
14 5 - Unrealities that seem real
14 5 - Disease to be made unreal
14 5 - Error only ephemeral
14 5 - Divine fulfilment
14 5 - Proof by induction
14 6 - Contrasted testimony
14 6 - No temptation from God
14 6 - -27- True idea of man
14 6 - So-called superiority
14 6 - Spiritual power
14 6 - The leaves of healing
15 1 - Evil nonexistent
15 1 - Vapor and nothingness
15 1 - Scientific ultimatum
15 1 - The origin of divinity
15 1 - God never inconsistent
15 1 - Destruction of all evil
15 2 - Expose sin without believing in it
15 2 - Truth's great results
15 2 - -32- Basis of health and immortality
15 2 - The panoply of wisdom
15 2 - Scientific consistency
15 2 - Right views of humanity
15 3 - Sin to be overcome
15 3 - Fear as the foundation
15 3 - Disease a dream
15 3 - Coalition of sin and sickness
15 3 - Sickness will abate
15 3 - Real Life is God
15 4 - Priestly pride humbled
15 4 - No ecclesiastical monopoly
15 4 - Disease powerless
15 4 - Christ the great physician
15 5 - Thought regarding death
15 5 - Suicide and sin
15 5 - A belief suicidal
15 5 - Life all-inclusive
15 6 - Victory over the grave
15 6 - Death but an illusion
15 6 - Harmonious lifework
15 6 - Essential element of Christianity
15 6 - Superiority to sickness and sin
16 1 - Divine oneness
16 1 - -13- The divine Principle and idea
16 1 - -15- The Son's duality
16 1 - -16- Eternity of the Christ
16 1 - True flesh and blood
16 2 - Remission of penalty
16 2 - Sorrow and reformation
16 2 - Justice and substitution
16 2 - Final purpose
16 3 - Murder brings its curse
16 3 - Complete emulation
16 3 - Suffering inevitable
16 3 - Help and hindrance
16 3 - Justice and substitution
16 4 - Human reconciliation
16 4 - Mockery of truth
16 5 - Effective triumph
16 5 - Human reconciliation
16 5 - Proof in practice
16 5 - The holy struggle
16 6 - Divine study
16 6 - Scientific translations
16 6 - A bright outlook
16 6 - Pure religion enthroned
17 1 - Spiritual thoughts
17 1 - The fruit forbidden
17 1 - Deformity and perfection
17 1 - Man never less than man
17 1 - Our modern Eves
17 2 - A belief in death
17 2 - Death no advantage
17 2 - Future purification
17 2 - Salvation and probation
17 2 - Illusion of death
17 2 - Superstition obsolete
17 2 - Reason and Science
17 3 - Sin is punished
17 3 - Paean of jubilee
17 3 - Scientific purgation
17 3 - Narrow pathway
17 4 - Life all-inclusive
17 4 - A dream vanishing
17 4 - Signs following
17 4 - Scientific purgation
17 4 - Spiritual baptism
17 4 - Vision opening
17 5 - Primitive error
17 5 - Cleansing the mind
17 5 - Eternal man recognized
17 5 - Patience and final perfection
17 5 - Day of judgment
17 5 - Exercise of Mind faculties
17 6 - Sin is punished
17 6 - Salvation and probation
17 6 - Our footsteps heavenward
17 6 - Christian standard
17 6 - The true sonship
17 6 - A belief suicidal
17 6 - Paradise regained
17 6 - New earth and no more sea
18 1 - Asking amiss
18 1 - Final purpose
18 1 - Righteous retribution
18 1 - Vicarious suffering
18 1 - Arena of contest
18 2 - Diabolism destroyed
18 2 - Remission of penalty
18 2 - The thorns and flowers
18 2 - Retribution and remorse
18 2 - Counsel for defence
18 2 - Cumulative repentance
18 3 - Pardon and amendment
18 3 - Truth annihilates error
18 3 - Sin is punished
18 3 - -30- Divine pardon
18 4 - Desire for holiness
18 4 - - Prayer -
18 4 - Creatures of God useful
18 4 - Mortal mind's disappearance
18 5 - Trustworthy beneficence
18 5 - Need and supply
18 5 - Present salvation
18 5 - Spirit transforms
18 6 - Error destroyed, not pardoned
18 6 - Godward gravitation
18 6 - Blessings from pain
18 6 - Heralds of Science
18 6 - Within the veil
19 1 - Garden of Eden
19 1 - Thoughts are things
19 1 - Our physical insensibility to Spirit
19 1 - The human counterfeit
19 1 - The fruit forbidden
19 2 - Shame the effect of sin
19 2 - The beguiling first lie
19 2 - False womanhood
19 2 - Bruising sin's head
19 3 - Contrasted testimony
19 3 - Erroneous conception
19 3 - The serpent's whisper
19 3 - The great question
19 3 - Mortality mythical
19 4 - Hypocrisy condemned
19 4 - Impossible intercommunion
19 4 - Adulteration of Truth
19 4 - Contradictions not found
19 4 - Adam
19 4 - Animal tendency
19 5 - Prophetic ignorance
19 5 - Corporeal ignorance
19 5 - Cancellation of human sin
19 5 - Our conscious development
19 5 - Mendacity of error
19 6 - -29- Adam not ideal man
19 6 - The infinitude of God
19 6 - Man unfallen
19 6 - The curse removed
20 1 - -25- Man reflects the perfect God
20 1 - Self-constituted law
20 1 - Cramping systems
20 1 - House of bondage
20 1 - Higher law ends bondage
20 2 - Man unfallen
20 2 - Mortals are not immortals
20 2 - Imperishable identity
20 2 - Slavery abolished
20 2 - Liberty's crusade
20 2 - Man linked with Spirit
20 3 - Mind one and all
20 3 - Scientific ultimatum
20 3 - Spiritual guidance
20 3 - Disease far more docile than iniquity
20 3 - Man reflects God
20 3 - True life eternal
20 4 - Death an error
20 4 - Jesus the Scientist
20 4 - Salvation is through reform
20 4 - Sin is punished
20 4 - Future purification
20 4 - Immaterial pleasure
20 5 - Spirit transforms
20 5 - Exercise of Mind faculties
20 5 - Deflection of being
20 6 - Eternal beauty
20 6 - The divine loveliness
20 6 - Man reflects God
20 6 - Undesirable records
21 1 - Sensationless body
21 1 - Ptolemaic and psychical error
21 1 - The strength of Spirit
21 2 - -12- Messiah or Christ
21 2 - Bearing our sins
21 2 - Jesus' disregard of matter
21 2 - A belief suicidal
21 2 - Obstacles overcome
21 3 - Basis of miracles
21 3 - Lawful wonders
21 3 - Spirit transforms
21 3 - The chalice sacrificial
21 3 - Man's entity
21 3 - Death outdone
21 4 - Confirmation in a parable
21 4 - Mortal mind not a healer
21 4 - Life only in Spirit
21 4 - Our modern Eves
21 4 - The age's privilege
21 5 - The armor of divinity
21 5 - Defensive weapons
21 5 - Recuperation mental
21 5 - Decapitation of error
21 5 - The Christ-element
21 5 - Persecution prolonged
21 6 - Fatigue is mental
21 6 - The sun and Soul
21 6 - Resting in holy work
21 6 - A bright outlook
22 1 - Ignorant idolatry
22 1 - The sole governor
22 1 - Standpoints changed
22 1 - Right methods
22 2 - The genus of error
22 2 - Personal conclusions
22 3 - Scientific phenomena
22 3 - One government
22 3 - Bridgeless division
22 3 - Absurd oracles
22 4 - False claims annihilated
22 4 - Obligations of teachers
22 4 - True healing transcendent
22 5 - Jesus and hypnotism
22 5 - Wrong and right way
22 5 - Unhesitating decision
22 5 - Sickness erroneous
22 5 - Followers of Jesus
22 6 - Arena of contest
22 6 - Millennial glory
22 6 - Christianity still rejected
22 6 - Key to the kingdom
22 6 - Hidden ways of iniquity
22 6 - Pure religion enthroned
23 1 - -6- The universal cause
23 1 - One primal cause
23 1 - Jesus the Scientist
23 1 - Basis of miracles
23 1 - Salvation is through reform
23 1 - Causation considered
23 2 - Mind the only cause
23 2 - Unescapable dilemma
23 2 - Astronomic unfoldings
23 2 - Jurisdiction of Mind
23 3 - Spirit names and blesses
23 3 - Divine providence
23 3 - Divine origination
23 3 - Will-power unrighteous
23 3 - Christ the great physician
23 3 - Assistance in brotherhood
23 4 - Ideas and identities
23 4 - No new creation
23 4 - Inadequate theories of creation
23 4 - Perfection of creation
23 4 - Infinity measureless
23 4 - God's creation intact
23 5 - First evil suggestion
23 5 - God's creation intact
23 5 - Human egotism
23 5 - Immortal models
23 5 - Emergence of mortals
23 5 - Science versus sense
23 6 - Causation mental
23 6 - Scientific offspring
23 6 - Corporeal changes
23 6 - Spiritual narrative
23 6 - God's allness learned
24 1 - Divinity not childless
24 1 - Life all-inclusive
24 1 - Man's entity spiritual
24 1 - Harmony natural
24 1 - Inverted images
24 1 - Jesus as mediator
24 2 - Spiritual guidance
24 2 - Rise of thought
24 2 - Understanding imparted
24 2 - Ghost-stories inducing fear
24 3 - Error destroyed, not pardoned
24 3 - Peremptory demands
24 3 - Asking amiss
24 3 - Remission of penalty
24 3 - The conflict with purity
24 4 - Mortal mind controlled
24 4 - So-called superiority
24 4 - Universal panacea
24 4 - Divine energy
24 4 - The struggle and victory
24 4 - Servants and masters
24 5 - Angelic offices
24 5 - The leaves of healing
24 6 - Corporeal penalties
24 6 - Benefit of philanthropy
24 6 - Honest toil has no penalty
24 6 - Mind heals brain-disease
24 6 - Christian history
25 1 - Ever-appearing creation
25 1 - True theory of the universe
25 1 - God the Principle of all
25 1 - Deflection of being
25 2 - Mere negation
25 2 - All force mental
25 2 - The fall of error
25 2 - True attainment
25 2 - Godward gravitation
25 2 - Good indefinable
25 3 - Spirit intangible
25 3 - One government
25 3 - Elementary electricity
25 3 - The counterfeit forces
25 3 - Logic and revelation
25 3 - False claims annihilated
25 4 - Useful knowledge
25 4 - Human power a blind force
25 4 - The one real power
25 4 - Mindless methods
25 4 - Spiritual translation
25 5 - Lawful wonders
25 5 - Ascending the scale
25 5 - Human reproduction
25 5 - Embryonic evolution
25 5 - The ascent of species
25 6 - God's creation intact
25 6 - Creation reversed
25 6 - Mental tillage
25 6 - Man unfallen
25 6 - Mortals unlike immortals
26 1 - Christian Science as old as God
26 1 - Ancient healers
26 1 - Scientific and Biblical facts
26 1 - Scientific evidence
26 1 - Solitary research
26 1 - Christianity scientific
26 2 - Healing early lost
26 2 - Immortal achieval
26 2 - Paul's enlightenment
26 2 - Inexhaustible divine Love
26 3 - Christ the great physician
26 3 - Divine authority
26 4 - The new Evangel
26 4 - The test of experience
26 4 - This volume indispensable
26 5 - The Christ-mission
26 5 - Sublime summary
26 5 - Churchly neglect
26 5 - Truth a present help
26 5 - Spiritual Eucharist
26 6 - Spirit intangible
26 6 - Biblical basis
26 6 - Science and Christianity
26 6 - No physical science

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