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June 24,1906

Subject: 01

GOD.

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-- Golden Text --

Psalm 62:7

    7 In God is my salvation and my
glory: the rock of my strength, and
my refuge, is in God.


Responsive Reading


Deuteronomy 4:7-9,29-40

    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?

    8 And what nation is there so
great, that hath statutes and
judgments so righteous as all this
law, which I set before you this day?


    9 Only take heed to thyself, and
keep thy soul diligently, lest thou
forget the things which thine eyes
have seen, and lest they depart from
thy heart all the days of thy life:
but teach them thy sons, and thy
sons' sons;

    29 But if from thence thou shalt
seek the Lord thy God, thou shalt
find him, if thou seek him with all
thy heart and with all thy soul.

    30 When thou art in tribulation,
and all these things are come upon
thee, even in the latter days, if
thou turn to the Lord thy God, and
shalt be obedient unto his voice;

    31 (For the Lord thy God is a
merciful God;) he will not forsake
thee, neither destroy thee, nor
forget the covenant of thy fathers
which he sware unto them.

    32 For ask now of the days that are
past, which were before thee, since
the day that God created man upon the
earth, and ask from the one side of
heaven unto the other, whether there
hath been any such thing as this
great thing is, or hath been heard
like it?

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

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

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

    36 Out of heaven he made thee to
hear his voice, that he might
instruct thee: and upon earth he
shewed thee his great fire; and thou
heardest his words out of the midst
of the fire.

    37 And because he loved thy
fathers, therefore he chose their
seed after them, and brought thee out
in his sight with his mighty power
out of Egypt;

    38 To drive out nations from before
thee greater and mightier than thou
art, to bring thee in, to give thee
their land for an inheritance, as it
is this day.

    39 Know therefore this day, and
consider it in thine heart, that the
Lord he is God in heaven above, and
upon the earth beneath: there is none
else.

    40 Thou shalt keep therefore his
statutes, and his commandments, which
I command thee this day, that it may
go well with thee, and with thy
children after thee, and that thou
mayest prolong thy days upon the
earth, which the Lord thy God giveth
thee, for ever.


Section 1


Exodus 3:13-15

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

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

    15 And God said moreover unto
Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the
children of Israel, The Lord God of
your fathers, the God of Abraham, the
God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob,
hath sent me unto you: this is my
name for ever, and this is my
memorial unto all generations.
Exodus 6:2,3

    2 And God spake unto Moses, and
said unto him, I am the Lord:

    3 And I appeared unto Abraham, unto
Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of
God Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH
was I not known to them.

***
Psalm 135:13

    13 Thy name, O Lord, endureth for
ever; and thy memorial, O Lord,
throughout all generations.

***
Revelation 1:8

    8 I am Alpha and Omega, the
beginning and the ending, saith the
Lord, which is, and which was, and
which is to come, the Almighty.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 256:13-16


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 289:32


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

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.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 348:14-18


    (Elimination of sickness)
    Are we irreverent towards sin, or imputing too much power to God, when we ascribe to Him almighty Life and Love? I deny His cooperation with evil, because I desire to have no faith in evil or in any power but God, good.

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.


Section 2


Matthew 23:9

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

***
John 8:42

    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.
John 4:21,23

    21 Jesus saith unto her, Woman,
believe me, the hour cometh, when ye
shall neither in this mountain, nor
yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father.


    23 But the hour cometh, and now is,
when the true worshippers shall
worship the Father in spirit and in
truth: for the Father seeketh such to
worship him.

***
Matthew 12:50

    50 For whosoever shall do the will
of my Father which is in heaven, the
same is my brother, and sister, and
mother.

***
Revelation 3:12

    12 Him that overcometh will I make
a pillar in the temple of my God, and
he shall go no more out: and I will
write upon him the name of my God,
and the name of the city of my God,
which is new Jerusalem, which cometh
down out of heaven from my God: and I
will write upon him my new name.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 256:7


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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 517:10


    (Ideal man and woman) The ideal woman corresponds to Life and to Love. In divine Science, we have not as much authority for considering God masculine, as we have for considering Him feminine, for Love imparts the clearest idea of Deity.

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."

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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 276:19


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


Section 3


Deuteronomy 5:6,7

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

    7 Thou shalt have none other gods
before me.

***
I Corinthians 8:5,6

    5 For though there be that are
called gods, whether in heaven or in
earth, (as there be gods many, and
lords many,)

    6 But to us there is but one God,
the Father, of whom are all things,
and we in him; and one Lord Jesus
Christ, by whom are all things, and
we by him.

***
Ephesians 4:4,6

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

    6 One God and Father of all, who is
above all, and through all, and in
you all.

***
I Timothy 2:5

    5 For there is one God, and one
mediator between God and men, the man
Christ Jesus;

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.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 361:6


    (Choose ye today) The Jew who believes in the First Commandment is a monotheist; he has one omnipresent God. Thus the Jew unites with the Christian's doctrine that God is come and is present now and forever. The Christian who believes in the First Commandment is a monotheist. Thus he virtually unites with the Jew's belief in one God, and recognizes that Jesus Christ is not God, as Jesus himself declared, but is the Son of God. This declaration of Jesus, understood, conflicts not at all with another of his sayings: "I and my Father are one," - that is, one in quality, not in quantity. As a drop of water is one with the ocean, a ray of light one with the sun, even so God and man, Father and son, are one in being. The Scripture reads: "For in Him we live, and move, and have our being."

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 204:20,30


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

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 482:27(begin Christian)-29

(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) Christian Science is the law of Truth, which heals the sick on the basis of the one Mind or God.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 249:1


    (Perfect models)
    Let us accept Science, relinquish all theories based on sense-testimony, give up imperfect models and illusive ideals; and so let us have one God, one Mind, and that one perfect, producing His own models of excellence.


Section 4


Psalm 1:1-3

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

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

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

***
Proverbs 3:13,18,19

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

    18 She is a tree of life to them
that lay hold upon her: and happy is
every one that retaineth her.

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

***
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.

***
Revelation 2:7

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

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 406:1-6


    (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.

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.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 147:24


    (A definite rule discovered)
    Our Master healed the sick, practised Christian healing, and taught the generalities of its divine Principle to his students; but he left no definite rule for demonstrating this Principle of healing and preventing disease. This rule remained to be discovered in Christian Science. A pure affection takes form in goodness, but Science alone reveals the divine Principle of goodness and demonstrates its rules.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 283:11,24


    (Source of all life and action)
    Principle is absolute. It admits of no error, but rests upon understanding.
    (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.


Section 5


Exodus 33:17-20

    17 And the Lord said unto Moses, I
will do this thing also that thou hast
spoken: for thou hast found grace in
my sight, and I know thee by name.

    18 And he said, I beseech thee,
shew me thy glory.

    19 And he said, I will make all my
goodness pass before thee, and I will
proclaim the name of the Lord before
thee; and will be gracious to whom I
will be gracious, and will shew mercy
on whom I will shew mercy.

    20 And he said, Thou canst not see
my face: for there shall no man see
me, and live.

***
John 1:18

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

***
Matthew 11:25-27

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

    26 Even so, Father: for so it
seemed good in thy sight.

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

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

  (- MORTAL MIND - Mythology)


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 284:21-29

    (Our physical insensibility to Spirit)
    The physical senses can obtain no proof of God. They can neither see Spirit through the eye nor hear it through the ear, nor can they feel, taste, or smell Spirit. Even the more subtile and misnamed material elements are beyond the cognizance of these senses, and are known only by the effects commonly attributed to them.
    According to Christian Science, the only real senses of man are spiritual, emanating from divine Mind.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 215:22


    (Light and darkness)
    With its divine proof, Science reverses the evidence of material sense. Every quality and condition of mortality is lost, swallowed up in immortality. Mortal man is the antipode of immortal man in origin, in existence, and in his relation to God.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 140:4-12


    (God invisible to the senses)
    That God is a corporeal being, nobody can truly affirm. The Bible represents Him as saying: "Thou canst not see My face; for there shall no man see Me, and live." Not materially but spiritually we know Him as divine Mind, as Life, Truth, and Love. We shall obey and adore in proportion as we apprehend the divine nature and love Him understandingly, warring no more over the corporeality, but rejoicing in the affluence of our God.


Section 6


Matthew 5:8

    8 Blessed are the pure in heart:
for they shall see God.

***
John 6:46

    46 Not that any man hath seen the
Father, save he which is of God, he
hath seen the Father.
John 8:19

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

***
Luke 10:23,24

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

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

***
Romans 8:14,16,17

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

    16 The Spirit itself beareth
witness with our spirit, that we are
the children of God:

    17 And if children, then heirs;
heirs of God, and joint-heirs with
Christ; if so be that we suffer with
him, that we may be also glorified
together.

***
Luke 20:35,36

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

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

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 572:8


    (Native nothingness of sin)
    In Science we are children of God; but whatever is of material sense, or mortal, belongs not to His children, for materiality is the inverted image of spirituality.

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


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

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.

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

  (- MORTAL MIND - Sin)


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 336:27

  (- MORTAL MIND - Material senses)

    (-24- God the parent Mind) The Science of being furnishes the rule of perfection, and brings immortality to light. God and man are not the same, but in the order of divine Science, God and man coexist and are eternal. God is the parent Mind, and man is God's spiritual offspring.

Subheadings in this lesson

01 1 - No divine corporeality
01 1 - Spiritual offspring
01 1 - Belief and practice
01 1 - Elimination of sickness
01 1 - Divine sense of Deity
01 2 - No material creation
01 2 - Ideal man and woman
01 2 - -8- Father-Mother
01 2 - The infinitude of God
01 2 - Perfection requisite
01 3 - Jesus' sinless career
01 3 - Choose ye today
01 3 - Unscientific theories
01 3 - Sickness erroneous
01 3 - Perfect models
01 4 - The leaves of healing
01 4 - Paean of jubilee
01 4 - A definite rule discovered
01 4 - Source of all life and action
01 4 - Spiritual structure
01 5 - -1- The deific supremacy
01 5 - Our physical insensibility to Spirit
01 5 - Light and darkness
01 5 - God invisible to the senses
01 6 - Native nothingness of sin
01 6 - Spiritual insight
01 6 - The kingdom within
01 6 - -26- Purity the path to perfection
01 6 - -24- God the parent Mind


July 8,1906

Subject: 02

SACRAMENT.

oo1o



-- Golden Text --

Matthew 5:3,4

    3 Blessed are the poor in spirit:
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

    4 Blessed are they that mourn: for
they shall be comforted.


Responsive Reading


John 6:41-58

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

    42 And they said, Is not this
Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose
father and mother we know? how is it
then that he saith, I came down from
heaven?

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

    44 No man can come to me, except
the Father which hath sent me draw
him: and I will raise him up at the
last day.

    45 It is written in the prophets,
And they shall be all taught of God.
Every man therefore that hath heard,
and hath learned of the Father,
cometh unto me.

    46 Not that any man hath seen the
Father, save he which is of God, he
hath seen the Father.

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

    48 I am that bread of life.

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

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

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

    52 The Jews therefore strove among
themselves, saying, How can this man
give us his flesh to eat?

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

    54 Whoso eateth my flesh, and
drinketh my blood, hath eternal life;
and I will raise him up at the last
day.

    55 For my flesh is meat indeed, and
my blood is drink indeed.

    56 He that eateth my flesh, and
drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me,
and I in him.

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

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


Section 1


Isaiah 55:1

    1 Ho, every one that thirsteth,
come ye to the waters, and he that
hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat;
yea, come, buy wine and milk without
money and without price.

***
Psalm 27:4,8

    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.

    8 When thou saidst, Seek ye my
face; my heart said unto thee, Thy
face, Lord, will I seek.

***
Revelation 10:8-10

    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.

    10 And I took the little book out
of the angel's hand, and ate it up;
and it was in my mouth sweet as
honey: and as soon as I had eaten it,
my belly was bitter.

***
Matthew 26:26,27

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

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

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


    (Incisive questions)
    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?

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 34:13

    (Millennial glory)
    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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 30:19-21

    (Rebukes helpful)
    As the individual ideal of Truth, Christ Jesus came to rebuke rabbinical error and all sin, sickness, and death, - to point out the way of Truth and Life.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 31:17

    (Healing primary)
    Obeying his precious precepts, - following his demonstration so far as we apprehend it, - we drink of his cup, partake of his bread, are baptized with his purity; and at last we shall rest, sit down with him, in a full understanding of the divine Principle which triumphs over death. For what says Paul? "As often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do show the Lord's death till he come."

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 25:10

    (True flesh and blood) His true flesh and blood were his Life; and they truly eat his flesh and drink his blood, who partake of that divine Life.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 323:32


    (Childlike receptivity)
    Willingness to become as a little child and to leave the old for the new, renders thought receptive of the advanced idea. Gladness to leave the false landmarks and joy to see them disappear, - this disposition helps to precipitate the ultimate harmony. The purification of sense and self is a proof of progress. "Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God."


Section 2


Psalm 51:17

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

***
Mark 10:46-52

    46 #And they came to Jericho: and
as he went out of Jericho with his
disciples and a great number of
people, blind Bartimaeus, the son of
Timaeus, sat by the highway side
begging.

    47 And when he heard that it was
Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry
out, and say, Jesus, thou Son of
David, have mercy on me.

    48 And many charged him that he
should hold his peace: but he cried
the more a great deal, Thou Son of
David, have mercy on me.

    49 And Jesus stood still, and
commanded him to be called. And they
call the blind man, saying unto him,
Be of good comfort, rise; he calleth
thee.

    50 And he, casting away his
garment, rose, and came to Jesus.

    51 And Jesus answered and said unto
him, What wilt thou that I should do
unto thee? The blind man said unto
him, Lord, that I might receive my
sight.

    52 And Jesus said unto him, Go thy
way; thy faith hath made thee whole.
And immediately he received his
sight, and followed Jesus in the way.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 22:6


    (Moral retrogression)
    Waking to Christ's demand, mortals experience suffering. This causes them, even as drowning men, to make vigorous efforts to save themselves; and through Christ's precious love these efforts are crowned with success.

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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 406:11-13

    (Sickness will abate)
    The Science of being unveils the errors of sense, and spiritual perception, aided by Science, reaches Truth. Then error disappears.

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


    (Need and supply) When the sick or the sinning awake to realize their need of what they have not, they will be receptive of divine Science, which gravitates towards Soul and away from material sense, removes thought from the body, and elevates even mortal mind to the contemplation of something better than disease or sin.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 549:9


    (The three processes)
    Creatures of lower forms of organism are supposed to have, as classes, three different methods of reproduction and to multiply their species sometimes through eggs, sometimes through buds, and sometimes through self-division. According to recent lore, successive generations do not begin with the birth of new individuals, or personalities, but with the formation of the nucleus, or egg, from which one or more individualities subsequently emerge; and we must therefore look upon the simple ovum as the germ, the starting-point, of the most complicated corporeal structures, including those which we call human. Here these material researches culminate in such vague hypotheses as must necessarily attend false systems, which rely upon physics and are devoid of metaphysics.


Section 3


II Chronicles 7:14

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

***
Leviticus 26:40,42

    40 If they shall confess their
iniquity, and the iniquity of their
fathers, with their trespass which
they trespassed against me, and that
also they have walked contrary unto
me;

    42 Then will I remember my covenant
with Jacob, and also my covenant with
Isaac, and also my covenant with
Abraham will I remember; and I will
remember the land.

***
Joel 2:12,13

    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.

***
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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 19:17-24


    (Efficacious repentance)
    Every pang of repentance and suffering, every effort for reform, every good thought and deed, will help us to understand Jesus' atonement for sin and aid its efficacy; but if the sinner continues to pray and repent, sin and be sorry, he has little part in the atonement, - in the at-one-ment with God, - for he lacks the practical repentance, which reforms the heart and enables man to do the will of wisdom.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 362:1-7


    (A gospel narrative)
    It is related in the seventh chapter of Luke's Gospel that Jesus was once the honored guest of a certain Pharisee, by name Simon, though he was quite unlike Simon the disciple. While they were at meat, an unusual incident occurred, as if to interrupt the scene of Oriental festivity. A "strange woman" came in.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 363:1

    She bore an alabaster jar containing costly and fragrant oil, - sandal oil perhaps, which is in such common use in the East. Breaking the sealed jar, she perfumed Jesus' feet with the oil, wiping them with her long hair, which hung loosely about her shoulders, as was customary with women of her grade.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 364:3-12,22-31

    (Divine insight)
    Her reverence was unfeigned, and it was manifested towards one who was soon, though they knew it not, to lay down his mortal existence in behalf of all sinners, that through his word and works they might be redeemed from sensuality and sin.
    (Penitence or hospitality)
    Which was the higher tribute to such ineffable affection, the hospitality of the Pharisee or the contrition of the Magdalen? This query Jesus answered by rebuking self-righteousness and declaring the absolution of the penitent.
    If Christian Scientists are like Simon, then it must be said of them also that they love little.
    (Genuine repentance)
    On the other hand, do they show their regard for Truth, or Christ, by their genuine repentance, by their broken hearts, expressed by meekness and human affection, as did this woman? If so, then it may be said of them, as Jesus said of the unwelcome visitor, that they indeed love much, because much is forgiven them.


Section 4


Deuteronomy 7:1-3,6

    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:

    3 Neither shalt thou make marriages
with them; thy daughter thou shalt
not give unto his son, nor his
daughter shalt thou take unto thy
son.

    6 For thou art an holy people unto
the Lord thy God: the Lord thy God
hath chosen thee to be a special
people unto himself, above all people
that are upon the face of the earth.

***
Romans 6:12,13,16-18,22

    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.

    16 Know ye not, that to whom ye
yield yourselves servants to obey,
his servants ye are to whom ye obey;
whether of sin unto death, or of
obedience unto righteousness?

    17 But God be thanked, that ye were
the servants of sin, but ye have
obeyed from the heart that form of
doctrine which was delivered you.

    18 Being then made free from sin,
ye became the servants of
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.

***
Isaiah 1:16,17(to ;)

    16 #Wash you, make you clean; put
away the evil of your doings from
before mine eyes; cease to do evil;

    17 Learn to do well;

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 5:3-9


    (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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 22:3-6


    (Moral retrogression)
    Vibrating like a pendulum between sin and the hope of forgiveness, - selfishness and sensuality causing constant retrogression, - our moral progress will be slow.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 23:1-4

    (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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 327:1


    (Conversion of Saul)
    Reform comes by understanding that there is no abiding pleasure in evil, and also by gaining an affection for good according to Science, which reveals the immortal fact that neither pleasure nor pain, appetite nor passion, can exist in or of matter, while divine Mind can and does destroy the false beliefs of pleasure, pain, or fear and all the sinful appetites of the human mind.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 405:5-9


    (Mental conspirators)
    Christian Science commands man to master the propensities, - to hold hatred in abeyance with kindness, to conquer lust with chastity, revenge with charity, and to overcome deceit with honesty.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 404:12

    (Appetites to be abandoned)
    If the evil is over in the repentant mortal mind, while its effects still remain on the individual, you can remove this disorder as God's law is fulfilled and reformation cancels the crime. The healthy sinner is the hardened sinner.


Section 5


Numbers 29:7,8

    7 #And ye shall have on the tenth
day of this seventh month an holy
convocation; and ye shall afflict
your souls: ye shall not do any work
therein:

    8 But ye shall offer a burnt
offering unto the Lord for a sweet
savour; one young bullock, one ram,
and seven lambs of the first year;
they shall be unto you without
blemish:

***
Nehemiah 4:7-9,15,17,21

    7 #But it came to pass, that when
Sanballat, and Tobiah, and the
Arabians, and the Ammonites, and the
Ashdodites, heard that the walls of
Jerusalem were made up, and that the
breaches began to be stopped, then
they were very wroth,

    8 And conspired all of them
together to come and to fight against
Jerusalem, and to hinder it.

    9 Nevertheless we made our prayer
unto our God, and set a watch against
them day and night, because of them.

    15 And it came to pass, when our
enemies heard that it was known unto
us, and God had brought their counsel
to nought, that we returned all of us
to the wall, every one unto his work.


    17 They which builded on the wall,
and they that bare burdens, with those
that laded, every one with one of his
hands wrought in the work, and with
the other hand held a weapon.

    21 So we laboured in the work: and
half of them held the spears from the
rising of the morning till the stars
appeared.

***
Mark 13:37

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

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 4:17-22,27-30


    (Watchfulness requisite)
    Simply asking that we may love God will never make us love Him; but the longing to be better and holier, expressed in daily watchfulness and in striving to assimilate more of the divine character, will mould and fashion us anew, until we awake in His likeness.
    (Veritable devotion)
    Audible prayer can never do the works of spiritual understanding, which regenerates; but silent prayer, watchfulness, and devout obedience enable us to follow Jesus' example.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 9:32-11

    (The chalice sacrificial)
    Consistent prayer is the desire to do right. Prayer means that we desire to walk and will walk in the light so far as we receive it, even though with bleeding footsteps, and that waiting patiently on the Lord, we will leave our real desires to be rewarded by Him.
    The world must grow to the spiritual understanding of prayer. If good enough to profit by Jesus' cup of earthly sorrows, God will sustain us under these sorrows. Until we are thus divinely qualified and are willing to drink his cup, millions of vain repetitions will never pour into prayer the unction of Spirit in demonstration of power and "with signs following."

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 15:26-30

    (Trustworthy beneficence)
    Self-forgetfulness, purity, and affection are constant prayers. Practice not profession, understanding not belief, gain the ear and right hand of omnipotence and they assuredly call down infinite blessings.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 324:13


    (Narrow pathway) 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 6


Jeremiah 31:33,34

    33 But this shall be the covenant
that I will make with the house of
Israel; After those days, saith the
Lord, I will put my law in their
inward parts, and write it in their
hearts; and will be their God, and
they shall be my people.

    34 And they shall teach no more
every man his neighbour, and every
man his brother, saying, Know the
Lord: for they shall all know me,
from the least of them unto the
greatest of them, saith the Lord: for
I will forgive their iniquity, and I
will remember their sin no more.

***
Isaiah 35:5,8-10

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

    8 And an highway shall be there,
and a way, and it shall be called The
way of holiness; the unclean shall
not pass over it; but it shall be for
those: the wayfaring men, though
fools, shall not err therein.

    9 No lion shall be there, nor any
ravenous beast shall go up thereon,
it shall not be found there; but the
redeemed shall walk there:

    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.

***
II Corinthians 4:6

    6 For God, who commanded the light
to shine out of darkness, hath shined
in our hearts, to give the light of
the knowledge of the glory of God in
the face of Jesus Christ.
II Corinthians 5:17

    17 Therefore if any man be in
Christ, he is a new creature: old
things are passed away; behold, all
things are become new.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 24:11-13


    (Radical changes)
    He to whom "the arm of the Lord" is revealed will believe our report, and rise into newness of life with regeneration.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 191:8


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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 242:1-5(to .")


    (Spiritual baptism)
    Through repentance, spiritual baptism, and regeneration, mortals put off their material beliefs and false individuality. It is only a question of time when "they shall all know Me [God], from the least of them unto the greatest."

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


    (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 - Incisive questions
02 1 - Millennial glory
02 1 - Rebukes helpful
02 1 - Healing primary
02 1 - True flesh and blood
02 1 - Childlike receptivity
02 2 - Moral retrogression
02 2 - Cumulative repentance
02 2 - Sickness will abate
02 2 - Need and supply
02 2 - The three processes
02 3 - Efficacious repentance
02 3 - A gospel narrative
02 3 - Divine insight
02 3 - Penitence or hospitality
02 3 - Genuine repentance
02 4 - Sorrow and reformation
02 4 - Moral retrogression
02 4 - Justice and substitution
02 4 - Conversion of Saul
02 4 - Mental conspirators
02 4 - Appetites to be abandoned
02 5 - Watchfulness requisite
02 5 - Veritable devotion
02 5 - The chalice sacrificial
02 5 - Trustworthy beneficence
02 5 - Narrow pathway
02 6 - Radical changes
02 6 - The immortal birth
02 6 - Spiritual baptism
02 6 - Spiritual Eucharist


July 1,1906

Subject: 03

LIFE.

o1oo



-- Golden Text --

John 5:26

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


Responsive Reading


Acts 26:8-18,22,23

    8 Why should it be thought a thing
incredible with you, that God should
raise the dead?

    9 I verily thought with myself,
that I ought to do many things
contrary to the name of Jesus of
Nazareth.

    10 Which thing I also did in
Jerusalem: and many of the saints did
I shut up in prison, having received
authority from the chief priests; and
when they were put to death, I gave
my voice against them.

    11 And I punished them oft in every
synagogue, and compelled them to
blaspheme; and being exceedingly mad
against them, I persecuted them even
unto strange cities.

    12 Whereupon as I went to Damascus
with authority and commission from the
chief priests,

    13 At midday, O king, I saw in the
way a light from heaven, above the
brightness of the sun, shining round
about me and them which journeyed
with me.

    14 And when we were all fallen to
the earth, I heard a voice speaking
unto me, and saying in the Hebrew
tongue, Saul, Saul, why persecutest
thou me? it is hard for thee to kick
against the pricks.

    15 And I said, Who art thou, Lord?
And he said, I am Jesus whom thou
persecutest.

    16 But rise, and stand upon thy
feet: for I have appeared unto thee
for this purpose, to make thee a
minister and a witness both of these
things which thou hast seen, and of
those things in the which I will
appear unto thee;

    17 Delivering thee from the people,
and from the Gentiles, unto whom now
I send thee,

    18 To open their eyes, and to turn
them from darkness to light, and from
the power of Satan unto God, that
they may receive forgiveness of sins,
and inheritance among them which are
sanctified by faith that is in me.

    22 Having therefore obtained help
of God, I continue unto this day,
witnessing both to small and great,
saying none other things than those
which the prophets and Moses did say
should come:

    23 That Christ should suffer, and
that he should be the first that
should rise from the dead, and should
shew light unto the people, and to
the Gentiles.


Section 1


Revelation 22:6,10,14

    6 And he said unto me, These
sayings are faithful and true: and
the Lord God of the holy prophets
sent his angel to shew unto his
servants the things which must
shortly be done.

    10 And he saith unto me, Seal not
the sayings of the prophecy of this
book: for the time is at hand.

    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.

***
Isaiah 65:18,22,23

    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.

    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.

***
Deuteronomy 30:19,20

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

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

***
John 17:3

    3 And this is life eternal, that
they might know thee the only true
God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast
sent.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 406:4-6


    (The leaves of healing)
    The tree is typical of man's divine Principle, which is equal to every emergency, offering full salvation from sin, sickness, and death.

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


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

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

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


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 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 2


Genesis 1:11-13

    11 And God said, Let the earth
bring forth grass, the herb yielding
seed, and the fruit tree yielding
fruit after his kind, whose seed is
in itself, upon the earth: and it was
so.

    12 And the earth brought forth
grass, and herb yielding seed after
his kind, and the tree yielding
fruit, whose seed was in itself,
after his kind: and God saw that it
was good.

    13 And the evening and the morning
were the third day.

***
John 11:21,25,26

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

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

    26 And whosoever liveth and
believeth in me shall never die.
Believest thou this?

***
I Peter 1:3-5

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

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

    5 Who are kept by the power of God
through faith unto salvation ready to
be revealed in the last time.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 508:2-5,14-16,28


    (Ever-appearing creation)
    But the seed is in itself, only as the divine Mind is All and reproduces all - as Mind is the multiplier, and Mind's infinite idea, man and the universe, is the product.
    (Mind's pure thought)
    The seed within itself is the pure thought emanating from divine Mind.
    (Rising to the light)
    The third stage in the order of Christian Science is an important one to the human thought, letting in the light of spiritual understanding. This period corresponds to the resurrection, when Spirit is discerned to be the Life of all, and the deathless Life, or Mind, dependent upon no material organization. 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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 531:25-32

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

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 170:10


    (Physiology unscientific)
    The text, "Whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die," not only contradicts human systems, but points to the self-sustaining and eternal Truth.

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


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


Section 3


Genesis 3:24

    24 So he drove out the man; and he
placed at the east of the garden of
Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword
which turned every way, to keep the
way of the tree of life.

***
Deuteronomy 32:45-47

    45 And Moses made an end of
speaking all these words to all
Israel:

    46 And he said unto them, Set your
hearts unto all the words which I
testify among you this day, which ye
shall command your children to
observe to do, all the words of this
law.

    47 For it is not a vain thing for
you; because it is your life: and
through this thing ye shall prolong
your days in the land, whither ye go
over Jordan to possess it.

***
Jude 1:20,21

    20 But ye, beloved, building up
yourselves on your most holy faith,
praying in the Holy Ghost,

    21 Keep yourselves in the love of
God, looking for the mercy of our
Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 458:17


    (Divinity ever ready)
    The two-edged sword of Truth must turn in every direction to guard "the tree of life."

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 526:17-19


    (Record of error)
    The "tree of life" stands for the idea of Truth, and the sword which guards it is the type of divine Science.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 107:1-3


    (Christian Science discovered)
    In the year 1866, I discovered the Christ Science or divine laws of Life, Truth, and Love, and named my discovery Christian Science.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 471:31-8

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


    (The test of experience)
    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.
    (God's law destroys evil)
    The way which leads to Christian Science is straight and narrow. God has set His signet upon Science, making it coordinate with all that is real and only with that which is harmonious and eternal.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 538:14-15


    (Contrasted testimony)
    The "tree of knowledge" typifies unreality.

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


Jeremiah 23:5

    5 #Behold, the days come, saith the
Lord, that I will raise unto David a
righteous Branch, and a King shall
reign and prosper, and shall execute
judgment and justice in the earth.

***
Zechariah 3:8

    8 Hear now, O Joshua the high
priest, thou, and thy fellows that
sit before thee: for they are men
wondered at: for, behold, I will
bring forth my servant the BRANCH.
Zechariah 6:12

    12 And speak unto him, saying, Thus
speaketh the Lord of hosts, saying,
Behold the man whose name is The
BRANCH; and he shall grow up out of
his place, and he shall build the
temple of the Lord:

***
Isaiah 4:2

    2 In that day shall the branch of
the Lord be beautiful and glorious,
and the fruit of the earth shall be
excellent and comely for them that
are escaped of Israel.
Isaiah 60:13,21

    13 The glory of Lebanon shall come
unto thee, the fir tree, the pine
tree, and the box together, to
beautify the place of my sanctuary;
and I will make the place of my feet
glorious.

    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.

***
John 5:17,21,25

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

    21 For as the Father raiseth up the
dead, and quickeneth them; even so
the Son quickeneth whom he will.

    25 Verily, verily, I say unto you,
The hour is coming, and now is, when
the dead shall hear the voice of the
Son of God: and they that hear shall
live.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 305:6


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

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 200:13


    (A mortal not man)
    The Psalmist said: "Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of Thy hands. Thou hast put all things under his feet."

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.

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 5


Exodus 15:22-26

    22 So Moses brought Israel from the
Red sea, and they went out into the
wilderness of Shur; and they went
three days in the wilderness, and
found no water.

    23 #And when they came to Marah,
they could not drink of the waters of
Marah, for they were bitter:
therefore the name of it was called
Marah.

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

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

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

***
Ezekiel 47:6,12

    6 #And he said unto me, Son of man,
hast thou seen this? Then he brought
me, and caused me to return to the
brink of the river.

    12 And by the river upon the bank
thereof, on this side and on that
side, shall grow all trees for meat,
whose leaf shall not fade, neither
shall the fruit thereof be consumed:
it shall bring forth new fruit
according to his months, because
their waters they issued out of the
sanctuary: and the fruit thereof
shall be for meat, and the leaf
thereof for medicine.

***
James 5:14-16

    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.

    16 Confess your faults one to
another, and pray one for another,
that ye may be healed. The effectual
fervent prayer of a righteous man
availeth much.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 406:1-4


    (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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 231:4


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

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


    (Death outdone)
    Because of the wondrous glory which God bestowed on His anointed, temptation, sin, sickness, and death had no terror for Jesus. Let men think they had killed the body! Afterwards he would show it to them unchanged. This demonstrates that in Christian Science the true man is governed by God - by good, not evil - and is therefore not a mortal but an immortal. Jesus had taught his disciples the Science of this proof. He was here to enable them to test his still uncomprehended saying, "He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also." They must understand more fully his Life-principle by casting out error, healing the sick, and raising the dead, even as they did understand it after his bodily departure.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 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.


Section 6


Ezekiel 34:22(to ;),26,27

    22 Therefore will I save my flock,
and they shall no more be a prey;

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

    27 And the tree of the field shall
yield her fruit, and the earth shall
yield her increase, and they shall be
safe in their land, and shall know
that I am the Lord, when I have
broken the bands of their yoke, and
delivered them out of the hand of
those that served themselves of them.

***
John 4:35,36

    35 Say not ye, There are yet four
months, and then cometh harvest?
behold, I say unto you, Lift up your
eyes, and look on the fields; for
they are white already to harvest.

    36 And he that reapeth receiveth
wages, and gathereth fruit unto life
eternal: that both he that soweth and
he that reapeth may rejoice together.

***
Romans 6:21,23

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

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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 243:30


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

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


    (Our footsteps heavenward)
    If the belief in death were obliterated, and the understanding obtained that there is no death, this would be a "tree of life," known by its fruits.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 391:29-32

    (Sin to be overcome)
    Mentally contradict every complaint from the body, and rise to the true consciousness of Life as Love, - as all that is pure, and bearing the fruits of Spirit.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 496:9-27

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


    (Condition of progress)
    We all must learn that Life is God. Ask yourself: Am I living the life that approaches the supreme good? Am I demonstrating the healing power of Truth and Love? If so, then the way will grow brighter "unto the perfect day." Your fruits will prove what the understanding of God brings to man. Hold perpetually this thought, - that it is the spiritual idea, the Holy Ghost and Christ, which enables you to demonstrate, with scientific certainty, the rule of healing, based upon its divine Principle, Love, underlying, overlying, and encompassing all true being.
    (Triumph over death)
    "The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law," - the law of mortal belief, at war with the facts of immortal Life, even with the spiritual law which says to the grave, "Where is thy victory?" But "when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory."

Subheadings in this lesson

03 1 - The leaves of healing
03 1 - Serving two masters
03 1 - -4- Life the creator
03 1 - Narrow pathway
03 2 - Ever-appearing creation
03 2 - Mind's pure thought
03 2 - Rising to the light
03 2 - Biological inventions
03 2 - Physiology unscientific
03 2 - Abiding in Life
03 3 - Divinity ever ready
03 3 - Record of error
03 3 - Christian Science discovered
03 3 - The test of experience
03 3 - God's law destroys evil
03 3 - Contrasted testimony
03 3 - Scriptural perception
03 4 - Human reflection
03 4 - A mortal not man
03 4 - Exercise of Mind faculties
03 4 - The Christ-element
03 5 - The leaves of healing
03 5 - Destruction of all evil
03 5 - Death outdone
03 5 - Divine victory
03 6 - Deformity and perfection
03 6 - Our footsteps heavenward
03 6 - Sin to be overcome
03 6 - Condition of progress
03 6 - Triumph over death


July 15,1906

Subject: 04

TRUTH.

1ooo



-- Golden Text --

Proverbs 23:23

    23 Buy the truth, and sell it not;
also wisdom, and instruction, and
understanding.


Responsive Reading


Matthew 25:1-13

    1 Then shall the kingdom of heaven
be likened unto ten virgins, which
took their lamps, and went forth to
meet the bridegroom.

    2 And five of them were wise, and
five were foolish.

    3 They that were foolish took their
lamps, and took no oil with them:

    4 But the wise took oil in their
vessels with their lamps.

    5 While the bridegroom tarried,
they all slumbered and slept.

    6 And at midnight there was a cry
made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh;
go ye out to meet him.

    7 Then all those virgins arose, and
trimmed their lamps.

    8 And the foolish said unto the
wise, Give us of your oil; for our
lamps are gone out.

    9 But the wise answered, saying,
Not so; lest there be not enough for
us and you: but go ye rather to them
that sell, and buy for yourselves.

    10 And while they went to buy, the
bridegroom came; and they that were
ready went in with him to the
marriage: and the door was shut.

    11 Afterward came also the other
virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to
us.

    12 But he answered and said, Verily
I say unto you, I know you not.

    13 Watch therefore, for ye know
neither the day nor the hour wherein
the Son of man cometh.


Section 1


Exodus 34:1,5,6

    1 And the Lord said unto Moses,
Hew thee two tables of stone like
unto the first: and I will write upon
these tables the words that were in
the first tables, which thou brakest.


    5 And the Lord descended in the
cloud, and stood with him there, and
proclaimed the name of the Lord.

    6 And the Lord passed by before
him, and proclaimed, The Lord, The
Lord God, merciful and gracious,
longsuffering, and abundant in
goodness and truth,

***
Jeremiah 10:6,10(to :)

    6 Forasmuch as there is none like
unto thee, O Lord; thou art great,
and thy name is great in might.

    10 But the Lord is the true God, he
is the living God, and an everlasting
king:

***
Psalm 31:5

    5 Into thine hand I commit my
spirit: thou hast redeemed me, O Lord
God of truth.
Psalm 86:11

    11 Teach me thy way, O Lord; I will
walk in thy truth: unite my heart to
fear thy name.
Psalm 100:5

    5 For the Lord is good; his mercy
is everlasting; and his truth
endureth to all generations.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 465:17(begin Principle)-1

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

Principle and its idea is one, and this one is God, omnipotent,
mniscient, and omnipresent Being, and His reflection is man and
he universe.

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

  (- MORTAL MIND - Mythology)


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 286:1

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 287:10

    (Divine allness)
    In Science, Truth is divine, and the infinite God can have no unlikeness. Did God, Truth, create error? No! "Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?" God being everywhere and all-inclusive, how can He be absent or suggest the absence of omnipresence and omnipotence? How can there be more than all?

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


Section 2


Isaiah 59:1,2,4

    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.

    4 None calleth for justice, nor any
pleadeth for truth: they trust in
vanity, and speak lies; they conceive
mischief, and bring forth iniquity.

***
John 8:42,44

    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.

    44 Ye are of your father the devil,
and the lusts of your father ye will
do. He was a murderer from the
beginning, and abode not in the
truth, because there is no truth in
him. When he speaketh a lie, he
speaketh of his own: for he is a
liar, and the father of it.

***
Romans 3:3,4

    3 For what if some did not believe?
shall their unbelief make the faith
of God without effect?

    4 God forbid: yea, let God be true,
but every man a liar; as it is
written, That thou mightest be
justified in thy sayings, and
mightest overcome when thou art
judged.

***
I John 2:21

    21 I have not written unto you
because ye know not the truth, but
because ye know it, and that no lie
is of the truth.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 468:4-6

(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)
    If Truth is immortal, error must be mortal, because error is unlike Truth.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 93:15-17


    (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.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 177:15


    (The effect of names)
    In the Scriptural allegory of the material creation, Adam or error, which represents the erroneous theory of life and intelligence in matter, had the naming of all that was material. These names indicated matter's properties, qualities, and forms. But a lie, the opposite of Truth, cannot name the qualities and effects of what is termed matter, and create the so-called laws of the flesh, nor can a lie hold the preponderance of power in any direction against God, Spirit and Truth.

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


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

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 351:16


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


Section 3


Luke 15:1,3,4,8,9

    1 Then drew near unto him all the
publicans and sinners for to hear
him.

    3 #And he spake this parable unto
them, saying,

    4 What man of you, having an
hundred sheep, if he lose one of
them, doth not leave the ninety and
nine in the wilderness, and go after
that which is lost, until he find it?


    8 #Either what woman having ten
pieces of silver, if she lose one
piece, doth not light a candle, and
sweep the house, and seek diligently
till she find it?

    9 And when she hath found it, she
calleth her friends and her
neighbours together, saying, Rejoice
with me; for I have found the piece
which I had lost.

***
Matthew 7:7,8

    7 #Ask, and it shall be given you;
seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it
shall be opened unto you:

    8 For every one that asketh
receiveth; and he that seeketh
findeth; and to him that knocketh it
shall be opened.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 142:7


    (Two claims omitted)
    We must seek the undivided garment, the whole Christ, as our first proof of Christianity, for Christ, Truth, alone can furnish us with absolute evidence.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 108:19

    (Light shining in darkness)
    When apparently near the confines of mortal existence, standing already within the shadow of the death-valley, I learned these truths in divine Science: that all real being is in God, the divine Mind, and that Life, Truth, and Love are all-powerful and ever-present; that the opposite of Truth, - called error, sin, sickness, disease, death, - is the false testimony of false material sense, of mind in matter; that this false sense evolves, in belief, a subjective state of mortal mind which this same so-called mind names matter, thereby shutting out the true sense of Spirit.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 109:11-24

    (Solitary research)
    For three years after my discovery, I sought the solution of this problem of Mind-healing, searched the Scriptures and read little else, kept aloof from society, and devoted time and energies to discovering a positive rule. The search was sweet, calm, and buoyant with hope, not selfish nor depressing. I knew the Principle of all harmonious Mind-action to be God, and that cures were produced in primitive Christian healing by holy, uplifting faith; but I must know the Science of this healing, and I won my way to absolute conclusions through divine revelation, reason, and demonstration. The revelation of Truth in the understanding came to me gradually and apparently through divine power.


Section 4


I Kings 17:17-19,22,24

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

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

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

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

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

***
II John 1:1-4

    1 The elder unto the elect lady
and her children, whom I love in the
truth; and not I only, but also all
they that have known the truth;

    2 For the truth's sake, which
dwelleth in us, and shall be with us
for ever.

    3 Grace be with you, mercy, and
peace, from God the Father, and from
the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the
Father, in truth and love.

    4 I rejoiced greatly that I found
of thy children walking in truth, as
we have received a commandment from
the Father.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 42:21-28


    (Death outdone)
    Because of the wondrous glory which God bestowed on His anointed, temptation, sin, sickness, and death had no terror for Jesus. Let men think they had killed the body! Afterwards he would show it to them unchanged. This demonstrates that in Christian Science the true man is governed by God - by good, not evil - and is therefore not a mortal but an immortal.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 418:5


    (Christian pleading)
    Stick to the truth of being in contradistinction to the error that life, substance, or intelligence can be in matter. Plead with an honest conviction of truth and a clear perception of the unchanging, unerring, and certain effect of divine Science. Then, if your fidelity is half equal to the truth of your plea, you will heal the sick.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 419:4

    (Morality required)
    Your true course is to destroy the foe, and leave the field to God, Life, Truth, and Love, remembering that God and His ideas alone are real and harmonious.


Section 5


Matthew 9:15,18,19,23-26

    15 And Jesus said unto them, Can
the children of the bridechamber
mourn, as long as the bridegroom is
with them? but the days will come,
when the bridegroom shall be taken
from them, and then shall they fast.

    18 #While he spake these things
unto them, behold, there came a
certain ruler, and worshipped him,
saying, My daughter is even now dead:
but come and lay thy hand upon her,
and she shall live.

    19 And Jesus arose, and followed
him, and so did his disciples.

    23 And when Jesus came into the
ruler's house, and saw the minstrels
and the people making a noise,

    24 He said unto them, Give place:
for the maid is not dead, but
sleepeth. And they laughed him to
scorn.

    25 But when the people were put
forth, he went in, and took her by
the hand, and the maid arose.

    26 And the fame hereof went abroad
into all that land.

***
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.
John 5:25

    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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 428:3


    (Vision opening)
    Life is real, and death is the illusion. A demonstration of the facts of Soul in Jesus' way resolves the dark visions of material sense into harmony and immortality. Man's privilege at this supreme moment is to prove the words of our Master: "If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death." To divest thought of false trusts and material evidences in order that the spiritual facts of being may appear, - this is the great attainment by means of which we shall sweep away the false and give place to the true. Thus we may establish in truth the temple, or body, "whose builder and maker is God."

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 427:1-2,7

    (Life not contingent on matter)
    If it is true that man lives, this fact can never change in Science to the opposite belief that man dies.
    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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 486:12

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


    (Sense versus Soul)
    Death is not the result of Truth but of error, and one error will not correct another.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 555:23


    (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. Our great example, Jesus, could restore the individualized manifestation of existence, which seemed to vanish in death. Knowing that God was the Life of man, Jesus was able to present himself unchanged after the crucifixion. Truth fosters the idea of Truth, and not the belief in illusion or error. That which is real, is sustained by Spirit.


Section 6


Isaiah 26:1,2

    1 In that day shall this song be
sung in the land of Judah; We have a
strong city; salvation will God
appoint for walls and bulwarks.

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

***
James 1:17,18

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

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

***
Revelation 3:7,10,12

    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;

    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.

    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.

***
Psalm 117:1,2

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

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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 223:25


    (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. God will overturn, until "He come whose right it is." Longevity is increasing and the power of sin diminishing, for the world feels the alterative effect of truth through every pore.

593:20 Chapter 17: Glossary
(SALVATION)

    SALVATION. Life, Truth, and Love understood and demonstrated as supreme over all; sin, sickness, and death destroyed.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 296:14-16


    (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.

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.

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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 292:1

    (Day of judgment)
    When the last mortal fault is destroyed, then the final trump will sound which will end the battle of Truth with error and mortality; "but of that day and hour, knoweth no man." Here prophecy pauses. Divine Science alone can compass the heights and depths of being and reveal the infinite.

Subheadings in this lesson

04 1 - -2- The deific definitions
04 1 - Salvation is through reform
04 1 - Divine allness
04 2 - Sinlessness of Mind, Soul
04 2 - Logic and revelation
04 2 - The effect of names
04 2 - All evil unnatural
04 2 - Fatal premises
04 3 - Two claims omitted
04 3 - Light shining in darkness
04 3 - Solitary research
04 4 - Death outdone
04 4 - Christian pleading
04 4 - Morality required
04 5 - Vision opening
04 5 - Life not contingent on matter
04 5 - Sense versus Soul
04 5 - The origin of divinity
04 6 - Heralds of Science
04 6 - Scientific purgation
04 6 - Knowledge and Truth
04 6 - The counterfeit forces
04 6 - Day of judgment


July 22,1906

Subject: 05

LOVE.

ooo1



-- Golden Text --

I Corinthians 13:13

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


Responsive Reading


Ephesians 3:8,10,13-21

    8 Unto me, who am less than the
least of all saints, is this grace
given, that I should preach among the
Gentiles the unsearchable riches of
Christ;

    10 To the intent that now unto the
principalities and powers in heavenly
places might be known by the church
the manifold wisdom of God,

    13 Wherefore I desire that ye faint
not at my tribulations for you, which
is your glory.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    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.
Ephesians 4:1-3

    1 I therefore, the prisoner of the
Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy
of the vocation wherewith ye are
called,

    2 With all lowliness and meekness,
with longsuffering, forbearing one
another in love;

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


Section 1


Exodus 19:3-6

    3 And Moses went up unto God, and
the Lord called unto him out of the
mountain, saying, Thus shalt thou say
to the house of Jacob, and tell the
children of Israel;

    4 Ye have seen what I did unto the
Egyptians, and how I bare you on
eagles' wings, and brought you unto
myself.

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

    6 And ye shall be unto me a kingdom
of priests, and an holy nation. These
are the words which thou shalt speak
unto the children of Israel.

***
Deuteronomy 7:7,8

    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.

***
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.

***
I John 4:16,17

    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.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 140:25-27


    (Anthropomorphism) The Christian Science God is universal, eternal, divine Love, which changeth not and causeth no evil, disease, nor death.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 275:6,14


    (Spirit the starting-point)
    The starting-point of divine Science is that God, Spirit, is All-in-all, and that there is no other might nor Mind, - that God is Love, and therefore He is divine Principle.
    (Divine synonyms)
    All substance, intelligence, wisdom, being, immortality, cause, and effect belong to God. These are His attributes, the eternal manifestations of the infinite divine Principle, Love. No wisdom is wise but His wisdom; no truth is true, no love is lovely, no life is Life but the divine; no good is, but the good God bestows.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 285:23-27

    (Salvation is through reform)
    By interpreting God as a corporeal Saviour but not as the saving Principle, or divine Love, we shall continue to seek salvation through pardon and not through reform, and resort to matter instead of Spirit for the cure of the sick.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 6:14-18


    (Pardon and amendment)
    To reach heaven, the harmony of being, we must understand the divine Principle of being.
    (Mercy without partiality)
    "God is Love." More than this we cannot ask, higher we cannot look, farther we cannot go.


Section 2


Jeremiah 31:3

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

***
Hosea 11:4

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

***
John 6:44

    44 No man can come to me, except
the Father which hath sent me draw
him: and I will raise him up at the
last day.
John 12:26,32

    26 If any man serve me, let him
follow me; and where I am, there
shall also my servant be: if any man
serve me, him will my Father honour.

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

***
I John 4:18,19

    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.

    19 We love him, because he first
loved us.

o4oo Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked - 102:9


    (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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 26:21-23


    (Proof in practice)
    Jesus' teaching and practice of Truth involved such a sacrifice as makes us admit its Principle to be Love.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 51:23-8

    (Example for our salvation)
    He was inspired by God, by Truth and Love, in all that he said and did. The motives of his persecutors were pride, envy, cruelty, and vengeance, inflicted on the physical Jesus, but aimed at the divine Principle, Love, which rebuked their sensuality.
    Jesus was unselfish. His spirituality separated him from sensuousness, and caused the selfish materialist to hate him; but it was this spirituality which enabled Jesus to heal the sick, cast out evil, and raise the dead.
    (Master's business)
    From early boyhood he was about his "Father's business." His pursuits lay far apart from theirs. His master was Spirit; their master was matter. He served God; they served mammon. His affections were pure; theirs were carnal. His senses drank in the spiritual evidence of health, holiness, and life; their senses testified oppositely, and absorbed the material evidence of sin, sickness, and death.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 21:25-27

    (Zigzag course)
    Being in sympathy with matter, the worldly man is at the beck and call of error, and will be attracted thitherward.

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

    (Behest of the cross)
    St. Paul wrote, "Let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us;" that is, let us put aside material self and sense, and seek the divine Principle and Science of all healing.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 501:13


    (Spiritual interpretation)
    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


Luke 7:36-38,44,47,48

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

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

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

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

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

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

***
Mark 16:9

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

***
Ephesians 5:1,2,11

    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.

    11 And have no fellowship with the
unfruitful works of darkness, but
rather reprove them.

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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 365:15


    (Speedy healing)
    If the Scientist reaches his patient through divine Love, the healing work will be accomplished at one visit, and the disease will vanish into its native nothingness like dew before the morning sunshine. If the Scientist has enough Christly affection to win his own pardon, and such commendation as the Magdalen gained from Jesus, then he is Christian enough to practise scientifically and deal with his patients compassionately; ;and the result will correspond with the spiritual intent.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 262:17


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

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 266:6

    (Uses of adversity)
    Would existence without personal friends be to you a blank? Then the time will come when you will be solitary, left without sympathy; but this seeming vacuum is already filled with divine Love. When this hour of development comes, even if you cling to a sense of personal joys, spiritual Love will force you to accept what best promotes your growth. Friends will betray and enemies will slander, until the lesson is sufficient to exalt you; for "man's extremity is God's opportunity." The author has experienced the foregoing prophecy and its blessings. Thus He teaches mortals to lay down their fleshliness and gain spirituality. This is done through self-abnegation. Universal Love is the divine way in Christian Science.


Section 4


Isaiah 43:1,2,3(to :)

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

    2 When thou passest through the
waters, I will be with thee; and
through the rivers, they shall not
overflow thee: when thou walkest
through the fire, thou shalt not be
burned; neither shall the flame
kindle upon thee.

    3 For I am the Lord thy God, the
Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour:

***
Mark 1:40-42

    40 And there came a leper to him,
beseeching him, and kneeling down to
him, and saying unto him, If thou
wilt, thou canst make me clean.

    41 And Jesus, moved with
compassion, put forth his hand, and
touched him, and saith unto him, I
will; be thou clean.

    42 And as soon as he had spoken,
immediately the leprosy departed from
him, and he was cleansed.

***
Matthew 14:14

    14 And Jesus went forth, and saw a
great multitude, and was moved with
compassion toward them, and he healed
their sick.

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


    (Effective triumph)
    Jesus taught the way of Life by demonstration, that we may understand how this divine Principle heals the sick, casts out error, and triumphs over death.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 31:12-13

    (Healing primary)
    First in the list of Christian duties, he taught his followers the healing power of Truth and Love.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 454:17-22


    (Love the incentive)
    Love for God and man is the true incentive in both healing and teaching. Love inspires, illumines, designates, and leads the way. Right motives give pinions to thought, and strength and freedom to speech and action. Love is priestess at the altar of Truth.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 137:8-9,16


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

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 138:6-9,14

    (Sublime summary)
    It was now evident to Peter that divine Life, Truth, and Love, and not a human personality, was the healer of the sick and a rock, a firm foundation in the realm of harmony. The supremacy of Spirit was the foundation on which Jesus built. His sublime summary points to the religion of Love.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 367:3


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


Section 5


Ruth 1:8,16,17

    8 And Naomi said unto her two
daughters in law, Go, return each to
her mother's house: the Lord deal
kindly with you, as ye have dealt
with the dead, and with me.

    16 And Ruth said, Intreat me not to
leave thee, or to return from
following after thee: for whither
thou goest, I will go; and where thou
lodgest, I will lodge: thy people
shall be my people, and thy God my
God:

    17 Where thou diest, will I die,
and there will I be buried: the Lord
do so to me, and more also, if ought
but death part thee and me.

***
Genesis 45:1-3,14,15

    1 Then Joseph could not refrain
himself before all them that stood by
him; and he cried, Cause every man to
go out from me. And there stood no
man with him, while Joseph made
himself known unto his brethren.

    2 And he wept aloud: and the
Egyptians and the house of Pharaoh
heard.

    3 And Joseph said unto his
brethren, I am Joseph; doth my father
yet live? And his brethren could not
answer him; for they were troubled at
his presence.

    14 And he fell upon his brother
Benjamin's neck, and wept; and
Benjamin wept upon his neck.

    15 Moreover he kissed all his
brethren, and wept upon them: and
after that his brethren talked with
him.

***
Matthew 5:44,45(to :)

    44 But I say unto you, Love your
enemies, bless them that curse you,
do good to them that hate you, and
pray for them which despitefully use
you, and persecute you;

    45 That ye may be the children of
your Father which is in heaven:

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.

589:19 Chapter 17: Glossary
(JOSEPH)

    JOSEPH. A corporeal mortal; a higher sense of Truth rebuking mortal belief, or error, and showing the immortality and supremacy of Truth; pure affection blessing its enemies.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 38:24-26


    (Material pleasures)
    Jesus mapped out the path for others. He unveiled the Christ, the spiritual idea of divine Love.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 54:1

    (Bearing our sins)
    Through the magnitude of his human life, he demonstrated the divine Life. Out of the amplitude of his pure affection, he defined Love. With the affluence of Truth, he vanquished error. The world acknowledged not his righteousness, seeing it not; but earth received the harmony his glorified example introduced.

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 61:4-11


    (Ascendency of good)
    The good in human affections must have ascendency over the evil and the spiritual over the animal, or happiness will never be won. The attainment of this celestial condition would improve our progeny, diminish crime, and give higher aims to ambition. Every valley of sin must be exalted, and every mountain of selfishness be brought low, that the highway of our God may be prepared in Science.


Section 6


Matthew 26:36,37,39,42

    36 #Then cometh Jesus with them
unto a place called Gethsemane, and
saith unto the disciples, Sit ye
here, while I go and pray yonder.

    37 And he took with him Peter and
the two sons of Zebedee, and began to
be sorrowful and very heavy.

    39 And he went a little further,
and fell on his face, and prayed,
saying, O my Father, if it be
possible, let this cup pass from me:
nevertheless not as I will, but as
thou wilt.

    42 He went away again the second
time, and prayed, saying, O my
Father, if this cup may not pass away
from me, except I drink it, thy will
be done.

***
I Thessalonians 2:1,2,7-9,19

    1 For yourselves, brethren, know
our entrance in unto you, that it was
not in vain:

    2 But even after that we had
suffered before, and were shamefully
entreated, as ye know, at Philippi,
we were bold in our God to speak unto
you the gospel of God with much
contention.

    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.

    9 For ye remember, brethren, our
labour and travail: for labouring
night and day, because we would not
be chargeable unto any of you, we
preached unto you the gospel of God.

    19 For what is our hope, or joy, or
crown of rejoicing? Are not even ye
in the presence of our Lord Jesus
Christ at his coming?

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 - 42:1-3

    (Immortal achieval)
    Jesus' life proved, divinely and scientifically, that God is Love, whereas priest and rabbi affirmed God to be a mighty potentate, who loves and hates.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 40:19-28

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

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 4:12


    (Efficacious petitions)
    The habitual struggle to be always good is unceasing prayer. Its motives are made manifest in the blessings they bring, - blessings which, even if not acknowledged in audible words, attest our worthiness to be partakers of Love.

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


    (The robe of Science)
    He that touches the hem of Christ's robe and masters his mortal beliefs, animality, and hate, rejoices in the proof of healing, - in a sweet and certain sense that God is Love.

Subheadings in this lesson

05 1 - Anthropomorphism
05 1 - Spirit the starting-point
05 1 - Divine synonyms
05 1 - Salvation is through reform
05 1 - Pardon and amendment
05 1 - Mercy without partiality
05 2 - Mere negation
05 2 - Proof in practice
05 2 - Example for our salvation
05 2 - Master's business
05 2 - Zigzag course
05 2 - Behest of the cross
05 2 - Spiritual interpretation
05 3 - Practical religion
05 3 - Speedy healing
05 3 - The true sense
05 3 - Uses of adversity
05 4 - Effective triumph
05 4 - Healing primary
05 4 - Love the incentive
05 4 - Doubting disciples
05 4 - A divine response
05 4 - Sublime summary
05 4 - Genuine healing
05 5 - Help and discipline
05 5 - Material pleasures
05 5 - Bearing our sins
05 5 - Ascendency of good
05 6 - The holy struggle
05 6 - Immortal achieval
05 6 - Suffering inevitable
05 6 - Service and worship
05 6 - Efficacious petitions
05 6 - The robe of Science


July 29,1906

Subject: 06

SPIRIT.

oo1o



-- Golden Text --

Galatians 5:25

    25 If we live in the Spirit, let us
also walk in the Spirit.


Responsive Reading


I Corinthians 2:1,4-16

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

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

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

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

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

    8 Which none of the princes of this
world knew: for had they known it,
they would not have crucified the
Lord of glory.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Section 1


Isaiah 40:13

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

***
John 4:24

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

***
Acts 24:14

    14 But this I confess unto thee,
that after the way which they call
heresy, so worship I the God of my
fathers, believing all things which
are written in the law and in the
prophets:

***
Philipians 3:2,3

    2 Beware of dogs, beware of evil
workers, beware of the concision.

    3 For we are the circumcision,
which worship God in the spirit, and
rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no
confidence in the flesh.

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


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

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

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


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

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 93:21-26(to .)


    (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. The modifying derivatives of the word spirit refer only to quality, not to God.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 351:27-31


    (Fruitless worship)
    The Israelites centred their thoughts on the material in their attempted worship of the spiritual. To them matter was substance, and Spirit was shadow. They thought to worship Spirit from a material standpoint, but this was impossible.

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


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


Section 2


Luke 24:36-39

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

    37 But they were terrified and
affrighted, and supposed that they
had seen a spirit.

    38 And he said unto them, Why are
ye troubled? and why do thoughts
arise in your hearts?

    39 Behold my hands and my feet,
that it is I myself: handle me, and
see; for a spirit hath not flesh and
bones, as ye see me have.

***
John 3:6

    6 That which is born of the flesh
is flesh; and that which is born of
the Spirit is spirit.
John 6:63

    63 It is the spirit that
quickeneth; the flesh profiteth
nothing: the words that I speak unto
you, they are spirit, and they are
life.

***
Galatians 5:16,17

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

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

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

  (- MORTAL MIND - Idolatry)


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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 223:2-9


    (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.
    (Soul greater than body)
    Matter does not express Spirit. God is infinite omnipresent Spirit. If Spirit is all and is everywhere, what and where is matter?

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 356:8-18


    (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."
    (Copartnership impossible)
    There is neither a present nor an eternal copartnership between error and Truth, between flesh and Spirit.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 46:13


    (Corporeality and Spirit)
    The Master said plainly that physique was not Spirit, and after his resurrection he proved to the physical senses that his body was not changed until he himself ascended, - or, in other words, rose even higher in the understanding of Spirit, God. To convince Thomas of this, Jesus caused him to examine the nail-prints and the spear-wound.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 319:13


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


Section 3


John 7:37-39

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

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

    39 (But this spake he of the
Spirit, which they that believe on
him should receive: for the Holy
Ghost was not yet given; because that
Jesus was not yet glorified.)
John 16:7,13

    7 Nevertheless I tell you the
truth; It is expedient for you that I
go away: for if I go not away, the
Comforter will not come unto you; but
if I depart, I will send him unto
you.

    13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of
truth, is come, he will guide you
into all truth: for he shall not
speak of himself; but whatsoever he
shall hear, that shall he speak: and
he will shew you things to come.

***
I John 5:6,7

    6 This is he that came by water and
blood, even Jesus Christ; not by
water only, but by water and blood.
And it is the Spirit that beareth
witness, because the Spirit is truth.


    7 For there are three that bear
record in heaven, the Father, the
Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these
three are one.

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


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

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 127:26


    (No physical science)
    Science is an emanation of divine Mind, and is alone able to interpret God aright. It has a spiritual, and not a material origin. It is a divine utterance, - the Comforter which leadeth into all truth.

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

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


    (-13- The divine Principle and idea)
    The divine image, idea, or Christ was, is, and ever will be inseparable from the divine Principle, God. Jesus referred to this unity of his spiritual identity thus: "Before Abraham was, I am;" "I and my Father are one;" "My Father is greater than I." The one Spirit includes all identities.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 477:29

(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)
    Separated from man, who expresses Soul, Spirit would be a nonentity; man, divorced from Spirit, would lose his entity. But there is, there can be, no such division, for man is coexistent with God.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 98:8


    (Spiritual foreshadowings)
    The Science of Christianity is misinterpreted by a material age, for it is the healing influence of Spirit (not spirits) which the material senses cannot comprehend, - which can only be spiritually discerned. Creeds, doctrines, and human hypotheses do not express Christian Science; much less can they demonstrate it.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 200:20


    (A mortal not man)
    The suppositional antipode of divine infinite Spirit is the so-called human soul or spirit, in other words the five senses, - the flesh that warreth against Spirit. These so-called material senses must yield to the infinite Spirit, named God.


Section 4


Proverbs 12:18,19

    18 There is that speaketh like the
piercings of a sword: but the tongue
of the wise is health.

    19 The lip of truth shall be
established for ever: but a lying
tongue is but for a moment.

***
Zephaniah 3:9,13

    9 For then will I turn to the
people a pure language, that they may
all call upon the name of the Lord,
to serve him with one consent.

    13 The remnant of Israel shall not
do iniquity, nor speak lies; neither
shall a deceitful tongue be found in
their mouth: for they shall feed and
lie down, and none shall make them
afraid.

***
Mark 16:17

    17 And these signs shall follow
them that believe; In my name shall
they cast out devils; they shall
speak with new tongues;

***
Acts 2:1-4

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

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

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

    4 And they were all filled with the
Holy Ghost, and began to speak with
other tongues, as the Spirit gave
them utterance.
Acts 10:45,46(to .)

    45 And they of the circumcision
which believed were astonished, as
many as came with Peter, because that
on the Gentiles also was poured out
the gift of the Holy Ghost.

    46 For they heard them speak with
tongues, and magnify God.

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


    (Spiritual language)
    God is Spirit; therefore the language of Spirit must be, and is, spiritual. Christian Science attaches no physical nature and significance to the Supreme Being or His manifestation; mortals alone do this. God's essential language is spoken of in the last chapter of Mark's Gospel as the new tongue, the spiritual meaning of which is attained through "signs following."

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


    (Pentecost repeated)
    The magnitude of Jesus' work, his material disappearance before their eyes and his reappearance, all enabled the disciples to understand what Jesus had said. Heretofore they had only believed; now they understood. The advent of this understanding is what is meant by the descent of the Holy Ghost, - that influx of divine Science which so illuminated the Pentecostal Day and is now repeating its ancient history.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 209:31


    (Spiritual translation)
    Spiritual sense is a conscious, constant capacity to understand God. It shows the superiority of faith by works over faith in words. Its ideas are expressed only in "new tongues;" and these are interpreted by the translation of the spiritual original into the language which human thought can comprehend.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 354:23


    (Scientific consistency)
    The night of materiality is far spent, and with the dawn Truth will waken men spiritually to hear and to speak the new tongue.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 55:22-29


    (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.
    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.


Section 5


Psalm 139:1,7,8

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

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

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

***
I Timothy 5:24,25

    24 Some men's sins are open
beforehand, going before to judgment;
and some men they follow after.

    25 Likewise also the good works of
some are manifest beforehand; and they
that are otherwise cannot be hid.

***
John 15:22

    22 If I had not come and spoken
unto them, they had not had sin: but
now they have no cloak for their sin.

***
Romans 8:3,4

    3 For what the law could not do, in
that it was weak through the flesh,
God sending his own Son in the
likeness of sinful flesh, and for
sin, condemned sin in the flesh:

    4 That the righteousness of the law
might be fulfilled in us, who walk
not after the flesh, but after the
Spirit.
Romans 7:6

    6 But now we are delivered from the
law, that being dead wherein we were
held; that we should serve in newness
of spirit, and not in the oldness of
the letter.

***
Galatians 3:5,22,23

    5 He therefore that ministereth to
you the Spirit, and worketh miracles
among you, doeth he it by the works
of the law, or by the hearing of
faith?

    22 But the scripture hath concluded
all under sin, that the promise by
faith of Jesus Christ might be given
to them that believe.

    23 But before faith came, we were
kept under the law, shut up unto the
faith which should afterwards be
revealed.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 23:12,27


    (Doctrines and faith)
    Rabbinical lore said: "He that taketh one doctrine, firm in faith, has the Holy Ghost dwelling in him." This preaching receives a strong rebuke in the Scripture, "Faith without works is dead." Faith, if it be mere belief, is as a pendulum swinging between nothing and something, having no fixity. Faith, advanced to spiritual understanding, is the evidence gained from Spirit, which rebukes sin of every kind and establishes the claims of God.


    (Self-reliance and confidence) "Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief!" expresses the helplessness of a blind faith; whereas the injunction, "Believe . . . and thou shalt be saved!" demands self-reliant trustworthiness, which includes spiritual understanding and confides all to God.

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.

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


    (Spiritual insight)
    We approach God, or Life, in proportion to our spirituality, our fidelity to Truth and Love; and in that ratio we know all human need and are able to discern the thought of the sick and the sinning for the purpose of healing them. Error of any kind cannot hide from the law of God.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 453:18


    (Knowledge and honesty) You uncover sin, not in order to injure, but in order to bless the corporeal man; and a right motive has its reward. Hidden sin is spiritual wickedness in high places. The masquerader in this Science thanks God that there is no evil, yet serves evil in the name of good.

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.


Section 6


Proverbs 27:19

    19 As in water face answereth to
face, so the heart of man to man.

***
II Corinthians 3:18

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

***
I Corinthians 2:11,12

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

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

***
Romans 12:2

    2 And be not conformed to this
world: but be ye transformed by the
renewing of your mind, that ye may
prove what is that good, and
acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Romans 8:15,16

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

    16 The Spirit itself beareth
witness with our spirit, that we are
the children of God:

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


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

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

    (Patience and final perfection)
    God requires perfection, but not until the battle between Spirit and flesh is fought and the victory won.

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.

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


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

Subheadings in this lesson

06 1 - Omnipotence set forth
06 1 - -17- Infinite Spirit
06 1 - Derivatives of spirit
06 1 - Fruitless worship
06 1 - The true worship
06 2 - -18- The only substance
06 2 - Life only in Spirit
06 2 - Soul greater than body
06 2 - Weakness of material theories
06 2 - Irreconcilable differences
06 2 - Copartnership impossible
06 2 - Corporeality and Spirit
06 2 - Unscientific introspection
06 3 - Scientific foreknowing
06 3 - No physical science
06 3 - -13- The divine Principle and idea
06 3 - Man inseperable from Spirit
06 3 - Spiritual foreshadowings
06 3 - A mortal not man
06 4 - Spiritual language
06 4 - Pentecost repeated
06 4 - Spiritual translation
06 4 - Scientific consistency
06 4 - Injustice to the Saviour
06 5 - Doctrines and faith
06 5 - Self-reliance and confidence
06 5 - Results of faith in Truth
06 5 - Spiritual insight
06 5 - Knowledge and honesty
06 5 - Eternal man recognized
06 6 - Spirit transforms
06 6 - Patience and final perfection
06 6 - The Christ-element
06 6 - Key to the kingdom


August 5,1906

Subject: 07

SOUL.

o1oo



-- Golden Text --

Psalm 119:167

    167 My soul hath kept thy
testimonies; and I love them
exceedingly.


Responsive Reading


I Samuel 25:23-31

    23 And when Abigail saw David, she
hasted, and lighted off the ass, and
fell before David on her face, and
bowed herself to the ground,

    24 And fell at his feet, and said,
Upon me, my lord, upon me let this
iniquity be: and let thine handmaid,
I pray thee, speak in thine audience,
and hear the words of thine handmaid.


    25 Let not my lord, I pray thee,
regard this man of Belial, even
Nabal: for as his name is, so is he;
Nabal is his name, and folly is with
him: but I thine handmaid saw not the
young men of my lord, whom thou didst
send.

    26 Now therefore, my lord, as the
Lord liveth, and as thy soul liveth,
seeing the Lord hath withholden thee
from coming to shed blood, and from
avenging thyself with thine own hand,
now let thine enemies, and they that
seek evil to my lord, be as Nabal.

    27 And now this blessing which
thine handmaid hath brought unto my
lord, let it even be given unto the
young men that follow my lord.

    28 I pray thee, forgive the
trespass of thine handmaid: for the
Lord will certainly make my lord a
sure house; because my lord fighteth
the battles of the Lord, and evil
hath not been found in thee all thy
days.

    29 Yet a man is risen to pursue
thee, and to seek thy soul: but the
soul of my lord shall be bound in the
bundle of life with the Lord thy God;
and the souls of thine enemies, them
shall he sling out, as out of the
middle of a sling.

    30 And it shall come to pass, when
the Lord shall have done to my lord
according to all the good that he
hath spoken concerning thee, and
shall have appointed thee ruler over
Israel;

    31 That this shall be no grief unto
thee, nor offence of heart unto my
lord, either that thou hast shed
blood causeless, or that my lord hath
avenged himself: but when the Lord
shall have dealt well with my lord,
then remember thine handmaid.


Section 1


Psalm 22:23,26-29

    23 Ye that fear the Lord, praise
him; all ye the seed of Jacob,
glorify him; and fear him, all ye the
seed of Israel.

    26 The meek shall eat and be
satisfied: they shall praise the Lord
that seek him: your heart shall live
for ever.

    27 All the ends of the world shall
remember and turn unto the Lord: and
all the kindreds of the nations shall
worship before thee.

    28 For the kingdom is the Lord's:
and he is the governor among the
nations.

    29 All they that be fat upon earth
shall eat and worship: all they that
go down to the dust shall bow before
him: and none can keep alive his own
soul.
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.

***
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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 482:3

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


    (Soul defined)
    Human thought has adulterated the meaning of the word soul through the hypothesis that soul is both an evil and a good intelligence, resident in matter. The proper use of the word soul can always be gained by substituting the word God, where the deific meaning is required. In other cases, use the word sense, and you will have the scientific signification. As used in Christian Science, Soul is properly the synonym of Spirit, or God; but out of Science, soul is identical with sense, with material sensation.

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

  (- MORTAL MIND - The subjective states of error)


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 300:23-31

    (The divine reflection)
    Spirit is God, Soul; therefore Soul is not in matter. If Spirit were in matter, God would have no representative, and matter would be identical with God. The theory that soul, spirit, intelligence, inhabits matter is taught by the schools. This theory is unscientific. The universe reflects and expresses the divine substance or Mind; therefore God is seen only in the spiritual universe and spiritual man, as the sun is seen in the ray of light which goes out from it.

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 25:12-14,20,21

    12 What man is he that feareth the
Lord? him shall he teach in the way
that he shall choose.

    13 His soul shall dwell at ease;
and his seed shall inherit the earth.


    14 The secret of the Lord is with
them that fear him; and he will shew
them his covenant.

    20 O keep my soul, and deliver me:
let me not be ashamed; for I put my
trust in thee.

    21 Let integrity and uprightness
preserve me; for I wait on thee.

***
Isaiah 26:7-9

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

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

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

595:1 Chapter 17: Glossary
(SUN)

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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 510:16-19


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 273:16


    (Science versus sense)
    The so-called laws of matter and of medical science have never made mortals whole, harmonious, and immortal. Man is harmonious when governed by Soul. Hence the importance of understanding the truth of being, which reveals the laws of spiritual existence.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 125:12-16


    (Corporeal changes)
    As human thought changes from one stage to another of conscious pain and painlessness, sorrow and joy, - from fear to hope and from faith to understanding, - the visible manifestation will at last be man governed by Soul, not by material sense.

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.

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.


Section 3


Proverbs 8:33-36

    33 Hear instruction, and be wise,
and refuse it not.

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

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

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

***
Isaiah 58:10,11

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

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

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 428:3(begin A)-6


    (Vision opening) A demonstration of the facts of Soul in Jesus' way resolves the dark visions of material sense into harmony and immortality.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 420:28-4

    (Awaken the patient)
    If it becomes necessary to startle mortal mind to break its dream of suffering, vehemently tell your patient that he must awake. Turn his gaze from the false evidence of the senses to the harmonious facts of Soul and immortal being. Tell him that he suffers only as the insane suffer, from false beliefs. The only difference is, that insanity implies belief in a diseased brain, while physical ailments (so-called) arise from the belief that other portions of the body are deranged.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 493:24

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


    (Mind destroys all ills)
    That man is material, and that matter suffers, - these propositions can only seem real and natural in illusion. Any sense of soul in matter is not the reality of being.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 167:1-7


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


Section 4


Job 12:7-10

    7 But ask now the beasts, and they
shall teach thee; and the fowls of the
air, and they shall tell thee:

    8 Or speak to the earth, and it
shall teach thee: and the fishes of
the sea shall declare unto thee.

    9 Who knoweth not in all these that
the hand of the Lord hath wrought
this?

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

***
Deuteronomy 13:1-5

    1 If there arise among you a
prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and
giveth thee a sign or a wonder,

    2 And the sign or the wonder come
to pass, whereof he spake unto thee,
saying, Let us go after other gods,
which thou hast not known, and let us
serve them;

    3 Thou shalt not hearken unto the
words of that prophet, or that
dreamer of dreams: for the Lord your
God proveth you, to know whether ye
love the Lord your God with all your
heart and with all your soul.

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

    5 And that prophet, or that dreamer
of dreams, shall be put to death;
because he hath spoken to turn you
away from the Lord your God, which
brought you out of the land of Egypt,
and redeemed you out of the house of
bondage, to thrust thee out of the
way which the Lord thy God commanded
thee to walk in. So shalt thou put
the evil away from the midst of thee.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 204:30


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 279:30


    (Pantheistic tendencies)
    Pantheism, starting from a material sense of God, seeks cause in effect, Principle in its idea, and life and intelligence in matter.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 257:6


    (Matter is not substance)
    The theory that Spirit is not the only substance and creator is pantheistic heterodoxy, which ultimates in sickness, sin, and death; it is the belief in a bodily soul and a material mind, a soul governed by the body and a mind in matter. This belief is shallow pantheism.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 210:11


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

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 27:18


    (Living temple)
    He laid the axe of Science at the root of material knowledge, that it might be ready to cut down the false doctrine of pantheism, - that God, or Life, is in or of matter.


Section 5


Psalm 106:6,13-15

    6 We have sinned with our fathers,
we have committed iniquity, we have
done wickedly.

    13 They soon forgat his works; they
waited not for his counsel:

    14 But lusted exceedingly in the
wilderness, and tempted God in the
desert.

    15 And he gave them their request;
but sent leanness into their soul.

***
Ezekiel 18:4,21-23

    4 Behold, all souls are mine; as
the soul of the father, so also the
soul of the son is mine: the soul
that sinneth, it shall die.

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

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

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 318:32


    (Sickness as discord)
    The body does not include soul, but manifests mortality, a false sense of soul. The delusion that there is life in matter has no kinship with the Life supernal.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 310:18-25

    (Soul imperishable)
    Soul changeth not. We are commonly taught that there is a human soul which sins and is spiritually lost, - that soul may be lost, and yet be immortal. If Soul could sin, Spirit, Soul, would be flesh instead of Spirit. It is the belief of the flesh and of material sense which sins. If Soul sinned, Soul would die. Sin is the element of self-destruction, and spiritual death is oblivion.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 311:8-25

    (Sin only of the flesh)
    Is man lost spiritually? No, he can only lose a sense material. All sin is of the flesh. It cannot be spiritual. Sin exists here or hereafter only so long as the illusion of mind in matter remains. It is a sense of sin, and not a sinful soul, which is lost. Evil is destroyed by the sense of good.
    (Soul impeccable)
    Through false estimates of soul as dwelling in sense and of mind as dwelling in matter, belief strays into a sense of temporary loss or absence of soul, spiritual truth. This state of error is the mortal dream of life and substance as existent in matter, and is directly opposite to the immortal reality of being. So long as we believe that soul can sin or that immortal Soul is in mortal body, we can never understand the Science of being. When humanity does understand this Science, it will become the law of Life to man, - even the higher law of Soul, which prevails over material sense through harmony and immortality.


Section 6


Psalm 19:7

    7 The law of the Lord is perfect,
converting the soul: the testimony of
the Lord is sure, making wise the
simple.

***
Deuteronomy 11:13,14,18,21

    13 #And it shall come to pass, if
ye shall hearken diligently unto my
commandments which I command you this
day, to love the Lord your God, and
to serve him with all your heart and
with all your soul,

    14 That I will give you the rain of
your land in his due season, the
first rain and the latter rain, that
thou mayest gather in thy corn, and
thy wine, and thine oil.

    18 #Therefore shall ye lay up these
my words in your heart and in your
soul, and bind them for a sign upon
your hand, that they may be as
frontlets between your eyes.

    21 That your days may be
multiplied, and the days of your
children, in the land which the Lord
sware unto your fathers to give them,
as the days of heaven upon the earth.

***
Psalm 23:1-3

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

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

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

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 577:32-9


    ( - 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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 269:14


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

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 85:2-9


    (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.
    (Value of intuition)
    Such intuitions reveal whatever constitutes and perpetuates harmony, enabling one to do good, but not evil.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 535:15


    (Judgment on error)
    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."

587:25 Chapter 17: Glossary
(HEAVEN)

    HEAVEN. Harmony; the reign of Spirit; government by divine Principle; spirituality; bliss; the atmosphere of Soul.

599:1 Chapter 17: Glossary

    (YEAR)
    Eternity is God's measurement of Soul-filled years.

Subheadings in this lesson

07 1 - Soul defined
07 1 - -19- Soul and Spirit one
07 1 - The divine reflection
07 1 - The central intelligence
07 2 - Geology a failure
07 2 - Science versus sense
07 2 - Corporeal changes
07 2 - The sun and Soul
07 2 - Definition of man
07 3 - Vision opening
07 3 - Awaken the patient
07 3 - Mind destroys all ills
07 3 - Health from reliance on spirituality
07 4 - Unscientific theories
07 4 - Pantheistic tendencies
07 4 - Matter is not substance
07 4 - Jesus' disregard of matter
07 4 - Living temple
07 5 - Sickness as discord
07 5 - Soul imperishable
07 5 - Sin only of the flesh
07 5 - Soul impeccable
07 6 - - Psalm XXIII -
07 6 - Divine metaphysics
07 6 - Scientific foreknowing
07 6 - Value of intuition
07 6 - Judgment on error
07 6 - YEAR


August 12,1906

Subject: 08

MIND.

1ooo



-- Golden Text --

I Corinthians 2:16

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


Responsive Reading


Micah 4:1-8,11-13

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

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

    3 #And he shall judge among many
people, and rebuke strong nations
afar off; and they shall beat their
swords into plowshares, and their
spears into pruninghooks: nation
shall not lift up a sword against
nation, neither shall they learn war
any more.

    4 But they shall sit every man
under his vine and under his fig
tree; and none shall make them
afraid: for the mouth of the Lord of
hosts hath spoken it.

    5 For all people will walk every
one in the name of his god, and we
will walk in the name of the Lord our
God for ever and ever.

    6 In that day, saith the Lord, will
I assemble her that halteth, and I
will gather her that is driven out,
and her that I have afflicted;

    7 And I will make her that halted a
remnant, and her that was cast far
off a strong nation: and the Lord
shall reign over them in mount Zion
from henceforth, even for ever.

    8 #And thou, O tower of the flock,
the strong hold of the daughter of
Zion, unto thee shall it come, even
the first dominion; the kingdom shall
come to the daughter of Jerusalem.

    11 #Now also many nations are
gathered against thee, that say, Let
her be defiled, and let our eye look
upon Zion.

    12 But they know not the thoughts
of the Lord, neither understand they
his counsel: for he shall gather them
as the sheaves into the floor.

    13 Arise and thresh, O daughter of
Zion: for I will make thine horn iron,
and I will make thy hoofs brass: and
thou shalt beat in pieces many
people: and I will consecrate their
gain unto the Lord, and their
substance unto the Lord of the whole
earth.


Section 1


Deuteronomy 3:24

    24 O Lord God, thou hast begun to
shew thy servant thy greatness, and
thy mighty hand: for what God is
there in heaven or in earth, that can
do according to thy works, and
according to thy might?

***
Job 22:12

    12 Is not God in the height of
heaven? and behold the height of the
stars, how high they are!
Job 23:13

    13 But he is in one mind, and who
can turn him? and what his soul
desireth, even that he doeth.

***
Isaiah 40:12,14

    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?

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

***
Romans 11:33-36

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

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

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

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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 209:5-15


    (Allness of Truth)
    Mind, supreme over all its formations and governing them all, is the central sun of its own systems of ideas, the life and light of all its own vast creation; and man is tributary to divine Mind. The material and mortal body or mind is not the man.
    The world would collapse without Mind, without the intelligence which holds the winds in its grasp. Neither philosophy nor skepticism can hinder the march of the Science which reveals the supremacy of Mind. The immanent sense of Mind-power enhances the glory of Mind. Nearness, not distance, lends enchantment to this view.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 208:17-20

    (Seemingly independent authority)
    John Young of Edinburgh writes: "God is the father of mind, and of nothing else." Such an utterance is "the voice of one crying in the wilderness" of human beliefs and preparing the way of Science.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 285:17


    (Material misconceptions)
    The time has come for a finite conception of the infinite and of a material body as the seat of Mind to give place to a diviner sense of intelligence and its manifestations, - to the better understanding that Science gives of the Supreme Being, or divine Principle, and idea.

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.

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


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


Section 2


II Chronicles 15:3-5

    3 Now for a long season Israel hath
been without the true God, and
without a teaching priest, and
without law.

    4 But when they in their trouble
did turn unto the Lord God of Israel,
and sought him, he was found of them.


    5 And in those times there was no
peace to him that went out, nor to
him that came in, but great vexations
were upon all the inhabitants of the
countries.

***
Proverbs 30:12-14

    12 There is a generation that are
pure in their own eyes, and yet is
not washed from their filthiness.

    13 There is a generation, O how
lofty are their eyes! and their
eyelids are lifted up.

    14 There is a generation, whose
teeth are as swords, and their jaw
teeth as knives, to devour the poor
from off the earth, and the needy
from among men.

***
I Corinthians 1:10

    10 Now I beseech you, brethren, by
the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,
that ye all speak the same thing, and
that there be no divisions among you;
but that ye be perfectly joined
together in the same mind and in the
same judgment.

***
I Peter 4:1,2

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

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

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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 399:23


    (Mental strength)
    Scientifically speaking, there is no mortal mind out of which to make material beliefs, springing from illusion. This misnamed mind is not an entity. It is only a false sense of matter, since matter is not sensible. The one Mind, God, contains no mortal opinions. All that is real is included in this immortal Mind.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 403:14-20

    (Error's power imaginary)
    You command the situation if you understand that mortal existence is a state of self-deception and not the truth of being. Mortal mind is constantly producing on mortal body the results of false opinions; and it will continue to do so, until mortal error is deprived of its imaginary powers by Truth, which sweeps away the gossamer web of mortal illusion.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 177:1


    (One basis for all sickness)
    Human mind produces what is termed organic disease as certainly as it produces hysteria, and it must relinquish all its errors, sicknesses, and sins. I have demonstrated this beyond all cavil. The evidence of divine Mind's healing power and absolute control is to me as certain as the evidence of my own existence.

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 3


Job 36:26

    26 Behold, God is great, and we
know him not, neither can the number
of his years be searched out.
Job 37:14-16,23

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

    15 Dost thou know when God disposed
them, and caused the light of his
cloud to shine?

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

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

***
Psalm 68:7,8

    7 O God, when thou wentest forth
before thy people, when thou didst
march through the wilderness;

    8 The earth shook, the heavens also
dropped at the presence of God: even
Sinai itself was moved at the
presence of God, the God of Israel.

***
Isaiah 62:8,9,11

    8 The Lord hath sworn by his right
hand, and by the arm of his strength,
Surely I will no more give thy corn
to be meat for thine enemies; and the
sons of the stranger shall not drink
thy wine, for the which thou hast
laboured:

    9 But they that have gathered it
shall eat it, and praise the Lord;
and they that have brought it
together shall drink it in the courts
of my holiness.

    11 Behold, the Lord hath proclaimed
unto the end of the world, Say ye to
the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy
salvation cometh; behold, his reward
is with him, and his work before him.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 519:25-28


    (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.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 187:22


    (Action of mortal mind)
    There is no involuntary action. The divine Mind includes all action and volition, and man in Science is governed by this Mind. The human mind tries to classify action as voluntary and involuntary, and suffers from the attempt.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 387:4


    (Mind heals brain-disease)
    Who dares to say that actual Mind can be overworked? When we reach our limits of mental endurance, we conclude that intellectual labor has been carried sufficiently far; but when we realize that immortal Mind is ever active, and that spiritual energies can neither wear out nor can so-called material law trespass upon God-given powers and resources, we are able to rest in Truth, refreshed by the assurances of immortality, opposed to mortality.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 225:25


    (Slavery abolished)
    The despotic tendencies, inherent in mortal mind and always germinating in new forms of tyranny, must be rooted out through the action of the divine Mind.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 151:26


    (Man governed by Mind)
    All that really exists is the divine Mind and its idea, and in this Mind the entire being is found harmonious and eternal. The straight and narrow way is to see and acknowledge this fact, yield to this power, and follow the leadings of truth.

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.


Section 4


Haggai 2:8

    8 The silver is mine, and the gold
is mine, saith the Lord of hosts.

***
Mark 12:41-44

    41 #And Jesus sat over against the
treasury, and beheld how the people
cast money into the treasury: and
many that were rich cast in much.

    42 And there came a certain poor
widow, and she threw in two mites,
which make a farthing.

    43 And he called unto him his
disciples, and saith unto them,
Verily I say unto you, That this poor
widow hath cast more in, than all
they which have cast into the
treasury:

    44 For all they did cast in of
their abundance; but she of her want
did cast in all that she had, even
all her living.

***
II Corinthians 8:12

    12 For if there be first a willing
mind, it is accepted according to that
a man hath, and not according to that
he hath not.
II Corinthians 9:6-8

    6 But this I say, He which soweth
sparingly shall reap also sparingly;
and he which soweth bountifully shall
reap also bountifully.

    7 Every man according as he
purposeth in his heart, so let him
give; not grudgingly, or of
necessity: for God loveth a cheerful
giver.

    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:

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 79:31-32


    (Divine strength)
    Giving does not impoverish us in the service of our Maker, neither does withholding enrich us.

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 61:1


    (Spiritual concord)
    We cannot circumscribe happiness within the limits of personal sense. The senses confer no real enjoyment.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 8:22-24


    (Aspiration and love)
    If we turn away from the poor, we are not ready to receive the reward of Him who blesses the poor.

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.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 570:14-18


    (Receptive hearts)
    Millions of unprejudiced minds - simple seekers for Truth, weary wanderers, athirst in the desert - are waiting and watching for rest and drink. Give them a cup of cold water in Christ's name, and never fear the consequences.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 516:12-21


    (Love imparts beauty)
    Love, redolent with unselfishness, bathes all in beauty and light. The grass beneath our feet silently exclaims, "The meek shall inherit the earth." The modest arbutus sends her sweet breath to heaven. The great rock gives shadow and shelter. The sunlight glints from the church-dome, glances into the prison-cell, glides into the sick-chamber, brightens the flower, beautifies the landscape, blesses the earth. Man, made in His likeness, possesses and reflects God's dominion over all the earth.


Section 5


Matthew 9:35

    35 And Jesus went about all the
cities and villages, teaching in
their synagogues, and preaching the
gospel of the kingdom, and healing
every sickness and every disease
among the people.

***
Luke 13:10-13

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

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

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

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

***
Acts 8:5-8

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

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

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

    8 And there was great joy in that
city.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 179:7


    (Absent patients)
    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.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 182:1

    (Not words but deeds)
    The act of healing the sick through divine Mind alone, of casting out error with Truth, shows your position as a Christian Scientist.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 181:25
It is unnecessary to resort to aught besides Mind in order to
atisfy the sick that you are doing something for them, for if
hey are cured, they generally know it and are satisfied.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 459:12-14


    (Dangerous knowledge)
    Any attempt to heal mortals with erring mortal mind, instead of resting on the omnipotence of the divine Mind, must prove abortive.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 227:30


    (Standard of liberty)
    If God had instituted material laws to govern man, disobedience to which would have made man ill, Jesus would not have disregarded those laws by healing in direct opposition to them and in defiance of all material conditions.

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 6


Psalm 65:4

    4 Blessed is the man whom thou
choosest, and causest to approach
unto thee, that he may dwell in thy
courts: we shall be satisfied with
the goodness of thy house, even of
thy holy temple.

***
Isaiah 26:3

    3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect
peace, whose mind is stayed on thee:
because he trusteth in thee.

***
Romans 12:1,2

    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.

    2 And be not conformed to this
world: but be ye transformed by the
renewing of your mind, that ye may
prove what is that good, and
acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

***
Philipians 2:3,5

    3 Let nothing be done through
strife or vainglory; but in lowliness
of mind let each esteem other better
than themselves.

    5 Let this mind be in you, which
was also in Christ Jesus:

***
Revelation 3:5

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

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 182:18-22


    (No material law)
    Mind's government of the body must supersede the so-called laws of matter. Obedience to material law prevents full obedience to spiritual law, - the law which overcomes material conditions and puts matter under the feet of Mind.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 162:12-16


    (Practical success)
    Experiments have favored the fact that Mind governs the body, not in one instance, but in every instance. The indestructible faculties of Spirit exist without the conditions of matter and also without the false beliefs of a so-called material existence.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 167:26-30


    (Halfway success)
    The scientific government of the body must be attained through the divine Mind. It is impossible to gain control over the body in any other way. On this fundamental point, timid conservatism is absolutely inadmissible.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 227:7


    (Higher law ends bondage)
    The law of the divine Mind must end human bondage, or mortals will continue unaware of man's inalienable rights and in subjection to hopeless slavery, because some public teachers permit an ignorance of divine power, - an ignorance that is the foundation of continued bondage and of human suffering.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 467:13

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


    (Two chief commands)
    Having no other gods, turning to no other but the one perfect Mind to guide him, man is the likeness of God, pure and eternal, having that Mind which was also in Christ.

Subheadings in this lesson

08 1 - Allness of Truth
08 1 - Seemingly independent authority
08 1 - Material misconceptions
08 1 - Spiritual subdivision
08 1 - Impossible coalescence
08 2 - Imperfect terminology
08 2 - Mental strength
08 2 - Error's power imaginary
08 2 - One basis for all sickness
08 2 - Our modern Eves
08 3 - Resting in holy work
08 3 - Action of mortal mind
08 3 - Mind heals brain-disease
08 3 - Slavery abolished
08 3 - Man governed by Mind
08 3 - Indestructible life of man
08 4 - Divine strength
08 4 - Spiritual concord
08 4 - Aspiration and love
08 4 - Crumbs of comfort
08 4 - Receptive hearts
08 4 - Love imparts beauty
08 5 - Absent patients
08 5 - Not words but deeds
08 5 - Dangerous knowledge
08 5 - Standard of liberty
08 5 - True healing transcendent
08 6 - No material law
08 6 - Practical success
08 6 - Halfway success
08 6 - Higher law ends bondage
08 6 - Mortal mind's disappearance
08 6 - Two chief commands


August 19,1906

Subject: 09

CHRIST JESUS.

ooo2



-- Golden Text --

Jude 1:21

    21 Keep yourselves in the love of
God, looking for the mercy of our
Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.


Responsive Reading


I Peter 1:3-16

    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.

    6 Wherein ye greatly rejoice,
though now for a season, if need be,
ye are in heaviness through manifold
temptations:

    7 That the trial of your faith,
being much more precious than of gold
that perisheth, though it be tried
with fire, might be found unto praise
and honour and glory at the appearing
of Jesus Christ:

    8 Whom having not seen, ye love; in
whom, though now ye see him not, yet
believing, ye rejoice with joy
unspeakable and full of glory:

    9 Receiving the end of your faith,
even the salvation of your souls.

    10 Of which salvation the prophets
have inquired and searched diligently,
who prophesied of the grace that
should come unto you:

    11 Searching what, or what manner
of time the Spirit of Christ which
was in them did signify, when it
testified beforehand the sufferings
of Christ, and the glory that should
follow.

    12 Unto whom it was revealed, that
not unto themselves, but unto us they
did minister the things, which are
now reported unto you by them that
have preached the gospel unto you
with the Holy Ghost sent down from
heaven; which things the angels
desire to look into.

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

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

    15 But as he which hath called you
is holy, so be ye holy in all manner
of conversation;

    16 Because it is written, Be ye
holy; for I am holy.


Section 1


Isaiah 9:2,6,7

    2 The people that walked in
darkness have seen a great light:
they that dwell in the land of the
shadow of death, upon them hath the
light shined.

    6 For unto us a child is born, unto
us a son is given: and the government
shall be upon his shoulder: and his
name shall be called Wonderful,
Counsellor, The mighty God, The
everlasting Father, The Prince of
Peace.

    7 Of the increase of his government
and peace there shall be no end, upon
the throne of David, and upon his
kingdom, to order it, and to
establish it with judgment and with
justice from henceforth even for
ever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts
will perform this.

***
Matthew 2:1,2,11

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

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

    11 #And when they were come into
the house, they saw the young child
with Mary his mother, and fell down,
and worshipped him: and when they had
opened their treasures, they
presented unto him gifts; gold, and
frankincense, and myrrh.

***
Luke 2:8-11

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

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

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

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

vii:1 Chapter PREFACE

    To those leaning on the sustaining infinite, to-day is big with blessings. The wakeful shepherd beholds the first faint morning beams, ere cometh the full radiance of a risen day. So shone the pale star to the prophet-shepherds; yet it traversed the night, and came where, in cradled obscurity, lay the Bethlehem babe, the human herald of Christ, Truth, who would make plain to benighted understanding the way of salvation through Christ Jesus, till across a night of error should dawn the morning beams and shine the guiding star of being. The Wisemen were led to behold and to follow this daystar of divine Science, lighting the way to eternal harmony.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 95:22


    (Christ's reappearance)
    Midnight foretells the dawn. Led by a solitary star amid the darkness, the Magi of old foretold the Messiahship of Truth. Is the wise man of to-day believed, when he beholds the light which heralds Christ's eternal dawn and describes its effulgence?

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 191:8-13


    (The immortal birth)
    As a material, theoretical life-basis is found to be a misapprehension of existence, the spiritual and divine Principle of man dawns upon human thought, and leads it to "where the young child was," - even to the birth of a new-old idea, to the spiritual sense of being and of what Life includes.

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) - 332:26

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


    (-11- Christ Jesus)
    Mary's conception of him was spiritual, for only purity could reflect Truth and Love, which were plainly incarnate in the good and pure Christ Jesus. He expressed the highest type of divinity, which a fleshly form could express in that age. Into the real and ideal man the fleshly element cannot enter. Thus it is that Christ illustrates the coincidence, or spiritual agreement, between God and man in His image.


Section 2


Isaiah 40:3,5

    3 #The voice of him that crieth in
the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of
the Lord, make straight in the desert
a highway for our God.

    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.

***
Malachi 3:1,3

    1 Behold, I will send my
messenger, and he shall prepare the
way before me: and the Lord, whom ye
seek, shall suddenly come to his
temple, even the messenger of the
covenant, whom ye delight in: behold,
he shall come, saith the Lord of
hosts.

    3 And he shall sit as a refiner and
purifier of silver: and he shall
purify the sons of Levi, and purge
them as gold and silver, that they
may offer unto the Lord an offering
in righteousness.

***
John 1:6,7,15,29

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

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

    15 #John bare witness of him, and
cried, saying, This was he of whom I
spake, He that cometh after me is
preferred before me: for he was
before me.

    29 #The next day John seeth Jesus
coming unto him, and saith, Behold
the Lamb of God, which taketh away
the sin of the world.

***
Mark 1:4,7,8

    4 John did baptize in the
wilderness, and preach the baptism of
repentance for the remission of sins.


    7 And preached, saying, There
cometh one mightier than I after me,
the latchet of whose shoes I am not
worthy to stoop down and unloose.

    8 I indeed have baptized you with
water: but he shall baptize you with
the Holy Ghost.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 561:29-3


    (Spiritual sunlight)
    In the first chapter of the Fourth Gospel it is written, "There was a man sent from God . . . to bear witness of that Light."
    (Spiritual idea revealed)
    John the Baptist prophesied the coming of the immaculate Jesus, and John saw in those days the spiritual idea as the Messiah, who would baptize with the Holy Ghost, - divine Science.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 270:14-16


    (Prophetic ignorance)
    The prophets of old looked for something higher than the systems of their times; hence their foresight of the new dispensation of Truth.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 482:16

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


    (Sonship of Jesus)
    Jesus called himself "the Son of man," but not the son of Joseph. As woman is but a species of the genera, he was literally the Son of Man. Jesus was the highest human concept of the perfect man. He was inseparable from Christ, the Messiah, - the divine idea of God outside the flesh. This enabled Jesus to demonstrate his control over matter. Angels announced to the Wisemen of old this dual appearing, and angels whisper it, through faith, to the hungering heart in every age.

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

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


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

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 98:4-7


    (Spiritual foreshadowings)
    The prophet of to-day beholds in the mental horizon the signs of these times, the reappearance of the Christianity which heals the sick and destroys error, and no other sign shall be given.


Section 3


Mark 1:14,15,34

    14 Now after that John was put in
prison, Jesus came into Galilee,
preaching the gospel of the kingdom
of God,

    15 And saying, The time is
fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is
at hand: repent ye, and believe the
gospel.

    34 And he healed many that were
sick of divers diseases, and cast out
many devils; and suffered not the
devils to speak, because they knew
him.

***
Luke 7:19,22,24,26,28

    19 #And John calling unto him two
of his disciples sent them to Jesus,
saying, Art thou he that should come?
or look we for another?

    22 Then Jesus answering said unto
them, Go your way, and tell John what
things ye have seen and heard; how
that the blind see, the lame walk,
the lepers are cleansed, the deaf
hear, the dead are raised, to the
poor the gospel is preached.

    24 #And when the messengers of John
were departed, he began to speak unto
the people concerning John, What went
ye out into the wilderness for to
see? A reed shaken with the wind?

    26 But what went ye out for to see?
A prophet? Yea, I say unto you, and
much more than a prophet.

    28 For I say unto you, Among those
that are born of women there is not a
greater prophet than John the
Baptist: but he that is least in the
kingdom of God is greater than he.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 131:26-8


    (John the Baptist, and the Messiah)
    The mission of Jesus confirmed prophecy, and explained the so-called miracles of olden time as natural demonstrations of the divine power, demonstrations which were not understood. Jesus' works established his claim to the Messiahship. In reply to John's inquiry, "Art thou he that should come," Jesus returned an affirmative reply, recounting his works instead of referring to his doctrine, confident that this exhibition of the divine power to heal would fully answer the question. Hence his reply: "Go and show John again those things which ye do hear and see: the blind receive their sight and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 132:28

    (John's misgivings)
    Did the doctrines of John the Baptist confer healing power upon him, or endow him with the truest conception of the Christ? This righteous preacher once pointed his disciples to Jesus as "the Lamb of God;" yet afterwards he seriously questioned the signs of the Messianic appearing, and sent the inquiry to Jesus, "Art thou he that should come?"

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 316:7


    (Jesus as mediator)
    Christ, Truth, was demonstrated through Jesus to prove the power of Spirit over the flesh, - to show that Truth is made manifest by its effects upon the human mind and body, healing sickness and destroying sin.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 288:29

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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 539:30


    (Scientific offspring)
    The Science of creation, so conspicuous in the birth of Jesus, inspired his wisest and least-understood sayings, and was the basis of his marvellous demonstrations. Christ is the offspring of Spirit, and spiritual existence shows that Spirit creates neither a wicked nor a mortal man, lapsing into sin, sickness, and death.


Section 4


Matthew 16:13-17,21

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

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

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

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

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

    21 #From that time forth began
Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how
that he must go unto Jerusalem, and
suffer many things of the elders and
chief priests and scribes, and be
killed, and be raised again the third
day.

***
I Corinthians 12:3

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

***
John 14:6,11

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

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

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 25:31


    (Effective triumph)
    The divinity of the Christ was made manifest in the humanity of Jesus.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 26:10-14

    (Christ's demonstration)
    The Christ was the Spirit which Jesus implied in his own statements: "I am the way, the truth, and the life;" I and my Father are one." This Christ, or divinity of the man Jesus, was his divine nature, the godliness which animated him.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 136:9-14


    (Ancient spiritualism)
    The question then as now was, How did Jesus heal the sick? His answer to this question the world rejected. He appealed to his students: "Whom do men say that I, the Son of man, am?" That is: Who or what is it that is thus identified with casting out evils and healing the sick?

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

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

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 84:28-30


    (Scientific foreknowing)
    All we correctly know of Spirit comes from God, divine Principle, and is learned through Christ and Christian Science.


Section 5


Mark 14:27,28

    27 And Jesus saith unto them, All
ye shall be offended because of me
this night: for it is written, I will
smite the shepherd, and the sheep
shall be scattered.

    28 But after that I am risen, I
will go before you into Galilee.

***
John 19:5-7

    5 Then came Jesus forth, wearing
the crown of thorns, and the purple
robe. And Pilate saith unto them,
Behold the man!

    6 When the chief priests therefore
and officers saw him, they cried out,
saying, Crucify him, crucify him.
Pilate saith unto them, Take ye him,
and crucify him: for I find no fault
in him.

    7 The Jews answered him, We have a
law, and by our law he ought to die,
because he made himself the Son of
God.

***
Mark 15:24,25,38,39

    24 And when they had crucified him,
they parted his garments, casting
lots upon them, what every man should
take.

    25 And it was the third hour, and
they crucified him.

    38 And the veil of the temple was
rent in twain from the top to the
bottom.

    39 #And when the centurion, which
stood over against him, saw that he
so cried out, and gave up the ghost,
he said, Truly this man was the Son
of God.

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


    (Heaven's sentinel)
    The meek demonstrator of good, the highest instructor and friend of man, met his earthly fate alone with God. No human eye was there to pity, no arm to save. Forsaken by all whom he had blessed, this faithful sentinel of God at the highest post of power, charged with the grandest trust of heaven, was ready to be transformed by the renewing of the infinite Spirit. He was to prove that the Christ is not subject to material conditions, but is above the reach of human wrath, and is able, through Truth, Life, and Love, to triumph over sin, sickness, death, and the grave.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 50:26-31

    (The real pillory)
    The burden of that hour was terrible beyond human conception. The distrust of mortal minds, disbelieving the purpose of his mission, was a million times sharper than the thorns which pierced his flesh. The real cross, which Jesus bore up the hill of grief, was the world's hatred of Truth and Love.

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

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

597:10 Chapter 17: Glossary
(VEIL)

    The martyrdom of Jesus was the culminating sin of Pharisaism. It rent the veil of the temple. It revealed the false foundations and superstructures of superficial religion, tore from bigotry and superstition their coverings, and opened the sepulchre with divine Science, - immortality and Love.

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


    (Bearing our sins)
    Out of the amplitude of his pure affection, he defined Love. With the affluence of Truth, he vanquished error. The world acknowledged not his righteousness, seeing it not; but earth received the harmony his glorified example introduced.


Section 6


Zechariah 12:10

    10 And I will pour upon the house
of David, and upon the inhabitants of
Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of
supplications: and they shall look
upon me whom they have pierced, and
they shall mourn for him, as one
mourneth for his only son, and shall
be in bitterness for him, as one that
is in bitterness for his firstborn.
Zechariah 13:6

    6 And one shall say unto him, What
are these wounds in thine hands? Then
he shall answer, Those with which I
was wounded in the house of my
friends.

***
John 1:11-13

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

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

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

***
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.

***
Revelation 1:7,18

    7 Behold, he cometh with clouds;
and every eye shall see him, and they
also which pierced him: and all
kindreds of the earth shall wail
because of him. Even so, Amen.

    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.
Revelation 22:16

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 271:1-5


    (Prophetic ignorance)
    Christ's Christianity is the chain of scientific being reappearing in all ages, maintaining its obvious correspondence with the Scriptures and uniting all periods in the design of God.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 334:10-30

  (- 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. The Revelator represents the Son of man as saying (Revelation i. 17, 18): "I am the first and the last: I am he that liveth, and was dead [not understood]; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, [Science has explained me]." This is a mystical statement of the eternity of the Christ, and is also a reference to the human sense of Jesus crucified.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 150:4


    (The main purpose)
    To-day the healing power of Truth is widely demonstrated as an immanent, eternal Science, instead of a phenomenal exhibition. Its appearing is the coming anew of the gospel of "on earth peace, good-will toward men." This coming, as was promised by the Master, is for its establishment as a permanent dispensation among men; but the mission of Christian Science now, as in the time of its earlier demonstration, is not primarily one of physical healing. Now, as then, signs and wonders are wrought in the metaphysical healing of physical disease; but these signs are only to demonstrate its divine origin, - to attest the reality of the higher mission of the Christ-power to take away the sins of the world.

Subheadings in this lesson

09 1 - Christ's reappearance
09 1 - The immortal birth
09 1 - Spiritual conception
09 1 - -11- Christ Jesus
09 2 - Spiritual sunlight
09 2 - Spiritual idea revealed
09 2 - Prophetic ignorance
09 2 - Sonship of Jesus
09 2 - -13- The divine Principle and idea
09 2 - Spiritual foreshadowings
09 3 - John the Baptist, and the Messiah
09 3 - John's misgivings
09 3 - Jesus as mediator
09 3 - The Christ-element
09 3 - Scientific offspring
09 4 - Effective triumph
09 4 - Christ's demonstration
09 4 - Ancient spiritualism
09 4 - A divine response
09 4 - Scientific foreknowing
09 5 - Heaven's sentinel
09 5 - The real pillory
09 5 - Example for our salvation
09 5 - Bearing our sins
09 6 - Prophetic ignorance
09 6 - -15- The Son's duality
09 6 - -16- Eternity of the Christ
09 6 - The main purpose


August 26,1906

Subject: 10

MAN.

oo2o



-- Golden Text --

Isaiah 2:17

    17 And the loftiness of man shall
be bowed down, and the haughtiness of
men shall be made low: and the Lord
alone shall be exalted in that day.


Responsive Reading


Matthew 20:1-15

    1 For the kingdom of heaven is
like unto a man that is an
householder, which went out early in
the morning to hire labourers into
his vineyard.

    2 And when he had agreed with the
labourers for a penny a day, he sent
them into his vineyard.

    3 And he went out about the third
hour, and saw others standing idle in
the marketplace,

    4 And said unto them; Go ye also
into the vineyard, and whatsoever is
right I will give you. And they went
their way.

    5 Again he went out about the sixth
and ninth hour, and did likewise.

    6 And about the eleventh hour he
went out, and found others standing
idle, and saith unto them, Why stand
ye here all the day idle?

    7 They say unto him, Because no man
hath hired us. He saith unto them, Go
ye also into the vineyard; and
whatsoever is right, that shall ye
receive.

    8 So when even was come, the lord
of the vineyard saith unto his
steward, Call the labourers, and give
them their hire, beginning from the
last unto the first.

    9 And when they came that were
hired about the eleventh hour, they
received every man a penny.

    10 But when the first came, they
supposed that they should have
received more; and they likewise
received every man a penny.

    11 And when they had received it,
they murmured against the goodman of
the house,

    12 Saying, These last have wrought
but one hour, and thou hast made them
equal unto us, which have borne the
burden and heat of the day.

    13 But he answered one of them, and
said, Friend, I do thee no wrong:
didst not thou agree with me for a
penny?

    14 Take that thine is, and go thy
way: I will give unto this last, even
as unto thee.

    15 Is it not lawful for me to do
what I will with mine own? Is thine
eye evil, because I am good?


Section 1


Luke 15:1,2,11,12

    1 Then drew near unto him all the
publicans and sinners for to hear
him.

    2 And the Pharisees and scribes
murmured, saying, This man receiveth
sinners, and eateth with them.

    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.

***
Numbers 6:2,8

    2 Speak unto the children of
Israel, and say unto them, When
either man or woman shall separate
themselves to vow a vow of a
Nazarite, to separate themselves unto
the Lord:

    8 All the days of his separation he
is holy unto the Lord.

***
Romans 8:35,38,39

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

    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 - 575:13(begin Spiritual)-16


    (The city foursquare) Spiritual teaching must always be by symbols. Did not Jesus illustrate the truths he taught by the mustard-seed and the prodigal?

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.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 562:11(begin The)-16


    (Spiritual idea crowned) The spiritual idea is crowned with twelve stars. The twelve tribes of Israel with all mortals, - separated by belief from man's divine origin and the true idea, - will through much tribulation yield to the activities of the divine Principle of man in the harmony of Science.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 306:13


    (Divinity not childless)
    If Life or Soul and its representative, man, unite for a period and then are separated as by a law of divorce to be brought together again at some uncertain future time and in a manner unknown, - and this is the general religious opinion of mankind, - we are left without a rational proof of immortality. But man cannot be separated for an instant from God, if man reflects God. Thus Science proves man's existence to be intact.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 244:23-28


    (Man not evolved)
    Man in Science is neither young nor old. He has neither birth nor death. He is not a beast, a vegetable, nor a migratory mind. He does not pass from matter to Mind, from the mortal to the immortal, from evil to good, or from good to evil. Such admissions cast us headlong into darkness and dogma.

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


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


Section 2


Luke 15:13,14

    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.

***
Ephesians 2:4,5,7

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

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

    7 That in the ages to come he might
shew the exceeding riches of his
grace in his kindness toward us
through Christ Jesus.
Ephesians 3:16,20,21

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

    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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 300:28-31


    (The divine reflection)
    The universe reflects and expresses the divine substance or Mind; therefore God is seen only in the spiritual universe and spiritual man, as the sun is seen in the ray of light which goes out from it.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 301:6-20

    To himself, mortal and material man seems to be substance, but his sense of substance involves error and therefore is material, temporal.
    On the other hand, the immortal, spiritual man is really substantial, and reflects the eternal substance, or Spirit, which mortals hope for. He reflects the divine, which constitutes the only real and eternal entity. This reflection seems to mortal sense transcendental, because the spiritual man's substantiality transcends mortal vision and is revealed only through divine Science.
    (Inverted images and ideas)
    As God is substance and man is the divine image and likeness, man should wish for, and in reality has, only the substance of good, the substance of Spirit, not matter.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 458:32-8


    (Advancement by sacrifice)
    Christianity causes men to turn naturally from matter to Spirit, as the flower turns from darkness to light. Man then appropriates those things which "eye hath not seen nor ear heard." Paul and John had a clear apprehension that, as mortal man achieves no worldly honors except by sacrifice, so he must gain heavenly riches by forsaking all worldliness. Then he will have nothing in common with the worldling's affections, motives, and aims.


Section 3


Luke 15:15

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

***
Proverbs 22:11

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

***
Titus 1:15,16

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

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

***
II Timothy 2:19-22

    19 Nevertheless the foundation of
God standeth sure, having this seal,
The Lord knoweth them that are his.
And, Let every one that nameth the
name of Christ depart from iniquity.

    20 But in a great house there are
not only vessels of gold and of
silver, but also of wood and of
earth; and some to honour, and some
to dishonour.

    21 If a man therefore purge himself
from these, he shall be a vessel unto
honour, sanctified, and meet for the
master's use, and prepared unto every
good work.

    22 Flee also youthful lusts: but
follow righteousness, faith, charity,
peace, with them that call on the
Lord out of a pure heart.

***
I John 2:16,17

    16 For all that is in the world,
the lust of the flesh, and the lust
of the eyes, and the pride of life,
is not of the Father, but is of the
world.

    17 And the world passeth away, and
the lust thereof: but he that doeth
the will of God abideth for ever.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 476:28-5

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


    (The kingdom within)
    When speaking of God's children, not the children of men, Jesus said, "The kingdom of God is within you;" that is, Truth and Love reign in the real man, showing that man in God's image is unfallen and eternal. Jesus beheld in Science the perfect man, who appeared to him where sinning mortal man appears to mortals. In this perfect man the Saviour saw God's own likeness, and this correct view of man healed the sick. Thus Jesus taught that the kingdom of God is intact, universal, and that man is pure and holy.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 267:19-25


    (Waymarks to eternal Truth)
    When examined in the light of divine Science, mortals present more than is detected upon the surface, since inverted thoughts and erroneous beliefs must be counterfeits of Truth. Thought is borrowed from a higher source than matter, and by reversal, errors serve as waymarks to the one Mind, in which all error disappears in celestial Truth.

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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 222:31


    (Life only in Spirit)
    We must destroy the false belief that life and intelligence are in matter, and plant ourselves upon what is pure and perfect. Paul said, "Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh." Sooner or later we shall learn that the fetters of man's finite capacity are forged by the illusion that he lives in body instead of in Soul, in matter instead of in Spirit.

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

  (- MORTAL MIND - Sin)


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


Section 4


Luke 15:16-19(to :)

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

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

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

    19 And am no more worthy to be
called thy son:

***
I John 3:9

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

***
Romans 6:12,14,22

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

    14 For sin shall not have dominion
over you: for ye are not under the
law, but under grace.

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 304:14


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 290:25-27

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

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 344:1


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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 231:20-25


    (Superiority to sickness and sin)
    To hold yourself superior to sin, because God made you superior to it and governs man, is true wisdom. To fear sin is to misunderstand the power of Love and the divine Science of being in man's relation to God, - to doubt His government and distrust His omnipotent care.

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.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 264:28


    (Spiritual proofs of existence)
    When we learn the way in Christian Science and recognize man's spiritual being, we shall behold and understand God's creation, - all the glories of earth and heaven and man.


Section 5


Luke 15:19(after :)

***
ake me as one of thy hired servants.

***
Jeremiah 34:8,9
8 #This is the word that came unto
Jeremiah from the Lord, after that the
king Zedekiah had made a covenant
with all the people which were at
Jerusalem, to proclaim liberty unto
them;
9 That every man should let his
manservant, and every man his
maidservant, being an Hebrew or an
Hebrewess, go free; that none should
serve himself of them to wit, of a
Jew his brother.

***
John 8:36
36 If the Son therefore shall make
you free, ye shall be free indeed.

***
Acts 22:27,28
27 Then the chief captain came, and
said unto him, Tell me, art thou a
Roman? He said, Yea.
28 And the chief captain answered,
With a great sum obtained I this
freedom. And Paul said, But I was
free born.

***
Galatians 5:1,13
1 Stand fast therefore in the
liberty wherewith Christ hath made us
free, and be not entangled again with
the yoke of bondage.
13 For, brethren, ye have been
called unto liberty; only use not
liberty for an occasion to the flesh,
but by love serve one another.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 227:14-29


    (Native freedom)
    Discerning the rights of man, we cannot fail to foresee the doom of all oppression. Slavery is not the legitimate state of man. God made man free. Paul said, "I was free born." All men should be free. "Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty." Love and Truth make free, but evil and error lead into captivity.
    (Standard of liberty)
    Christian Science raises the standard of liberty and cries: "Follow me! Escape from the bondage of sickness, sin, and death!" Jesus marked out the way. Citizens of the world, accept the "glorious liberty of the children of God," and be free! This is your divine right. The illusion of material sense, not divine law, has bound you, entangled your free limbs, crippled your capacities, enfeebled your body, and defaced the tablet of your being.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 228:11

    (God-given dominion)
    The enslavement of man is not legitimate. It will cease when man enters into his heritage of freedom, his God-given dominion over the material senses. Mortals will some day assert their freedom in the name of Almighty God. Then they will control their own bodies through the understanding of divine Science. Dropping their present beliefs, they will recognize harmony as the spiritual reality and discord as the material unreality.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 244:7

    (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."


Section 6


Luke 15:20-22,24

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

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

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

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

***
Psalm 2:7

    7 I will declare the decree: the
Lord hath said unto me, Thou art my
Son; this day have I begotten thee.

***
Isaiah 62:5

    5 #For as a young man marrieth a
virgin, so shall thy sons marry thee:
and as the bridegroom rejoiceth over
the bride, so shall thy God rejoice
over thee.

***
Philipians 2:14,15

    14 Do all things without murmurings
and disputings:

    15 That ye may be blameless and
harmless, the sons of God, without
rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and
perverse nation, among whom ye shine
as lights in the world;

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 361:16


    (Choose ye today)
    As a drop of water is one with the ocean, a ray of light one with the sun, even so God and man, Father and son, are one in being. The Scripture reads: "For in Him we live, and move, and have our being."

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 336:25

  (- MORTAL MIND - Material senses)


    (-24- God the parent Mind)
    XXIV. God, the divine Principle of man, and man in God's likeness are inseparable, harmonious, and eternal. The Science of being furnishes the rule of perfection, and brings immortality to light. God and man are not the same, but in the order of divine Science, God and man coexist and are eternal. God is the parent Mind, and man is God's spiritual offspring.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 265:1-5


    (Godward gravitation)
    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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 396:26-30


    (Healthful explanation)
    Keep distinctly in thought that man is the offspring of God, not of man; that man is spiritual, not material; that Soul is Spirit, outside of matter, never in it, never giving the body life and sensation.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 267:3-5(to .)


    (The infinitude of God) The offspring of God start not from matter or ephemeral dust. They are in and of Spirit, divine Mind, and so forever continue.

Subheadings in this lesson

10 1 - The city foursquare
10 1 - Man's entity spiritual
10 1 - Spiritual idea crowned
10 1 - Divinity not childless
10 1 - Man not evolved
10 1 - Scientific finalities
10 2 - The divine reflection
10 2 - Inverted images and ideas
10 2 - Advancement by sacrifice
10 3 - The kingdom within
10 3 - Waymarks to eternal Truth
10 3 - Paradise regained
10 3 - Life only in Spirit
10 3 - -26- Purity the path to perfection
10 4 - Man inseparable from Love
10 4 - Sin is punished
10 4 - Strong position
10 4 - Superiority to sickness and sin
10 4 - Immaterial pleasure
10 4 - Spiritual proofs of existence
10 5 - Native freedom
10 5 - Standard of liberty
10 5 - God-given dominion
10 5 - Deformity and perfection
10 6 - Choose ye today
10 6 - -24- God the parent Mind
10 6 - Godward gravitation
10 6 - Healthful explanation
10 6 - The infinitude of God


September 2,1906

Subject: 11

SUBSTANCE.

o2oo



-- Golden Text --

Psalm 40:5

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


Responsive Reading


Genesis 13:1-18

    1 And Abram went up out of Egypt,
he, and his wife, and all that he
had, and Lot with him, into the
south.

    2 And Abram was very rich in
cattle, in silver, and in gold.

    3 And he went on his journeys from
the south even to Bethel, unto the
place where his tent had been at the
beginning, between Bethel and Hai;

    4 Unto the place of the altar,
which he had made there at the first:
and there Abram called on the name of
the Lord.

    5 #And Lot also, which went with
Abram, had flocks, and herds, and
tents.

    6 And the land was not able to bear
them, that they might dwell together:
for their substance was great, so
that they could not dwell together.

    7 And there was a strife between
the herdmen of Abram's cattle and the
herdmen of Lot's cattle: and the
Canaanite and the Perizzite dwelled
then in the land.

    8 And Abram said unto Lot, Let
there be no strife, I pray thee,
between me and thee, and between my
herdmen and thy herdmen; for we be
brethren.

    9 Is not the whole land before
thee? separate thyself, I pray thee,
from me: if thou wilt take the left
hand, then I will go to the right; or
if thou depart to the right hand,
then I will go to the left.

    10 And Lot lifted up his eyes, and
beheld all the plain of Jordan, that
it was well watered every where,
before the Lord destroyed Sodom and
Gomorrah, even as the garden of the
Lord, like the land of Egypt, as thou
comest unto Zoar.

    11 Then Lot chose him all the plain
of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east:
and they separated themselves the one
from the other.

    12 Abram dwelled in the land of
Canaan, and Lot dwelled in the cities
of the plain, and pitched his tent
toward Sodom.

    13 But the men of Sodom were wicked
and sinners before the Lord
exceedingly.

    14 #And the Lord said unto Abram,
after that Lot was separated from
him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look
from the place where thou art
northward, and southward, and
eastward, and westward:

    15 For all the land which thou
seest, to thee will I give it, and to
thy seed for ever.

    16 And I will make thy seed as the
dust of the earth: so that if a man
can number the dust of the earth,
then shall thy seed also be numbered.


    17 Arise, walk through the land in
the length of it and in the breadth of
it; for I will give it unto thee.

    18 Then Abram removed his tent, and
came and dwelt in the plain of Mamre,
which is in Hebron, and built there
an altar unto the Lord.


Section 1


Deuteronomy 4:39

    39 Know therefore this day, and
consider it in thine heart, that the
Lord he is God in heaven above, and
upon the earth beneath: there is none
else.

***
Isaiah 43:10-12

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

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

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

***
Habakkuk 3:3,6

    3 God came from Teman, and the Holy
One from mount Paran. His
glory covered the heavens, and the
earth was full of his praise.

    6 He stood, and measured the earth:
he beheld, and drove asunder the
nations; and the everlasting
mountains were scattered, the
perpetual hills did bow: his ways are
everlasting.

***
James 1:17

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

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 414:23-25


    (Cure of insanity)
    Christian Science declares that Mind is substance, also that matter neither feels, suffers, nor enjoys.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 108:19


    (Light shining in darkness)
    When apparently near the confines of mortal existence, standing already within the shadow of the death-valley, I learned these truths in divine Science: that all real being is in God, the divine Mind, and that Life, Truth, and Love are all-powerful and ever-present; that the opposite of Truth, - called error, sin, sickness, disease, death, - is the false testimony of false material sense, of mind in matter; that this false sense evolves, in belief, a subjective state of mortal mind which this same so-called mind names matter, thereby shutting out the true sense of Spirit.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 483:13-19

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


    (Terms adopted by the author)
    After the author's sacred discovery, she affixed the name "Science" to Christianity, the name "error" to corporeal sense, and the name "substance" to Mind. Science has called the world to battle over this issue and its demonstration, which heals the sick, destroys error, and reveals the universal harmony.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 257:12-15


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


Section 2


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.

***
Psalm 33:4-6,9-11

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

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

    6 By the word of the Lord were the
heavens made; and all the host of them
by the breath of his mouth.

    9 For he spake, and it was done; he
commanded, and it stood fast.

    10 The Lord bringeth the counsel of
the heathen to nought: he maketh the
devices of the people of none effect.


    11 The counsel of the Lord standeth
for ever, the thoughts of his heart
to all generations.
Psalm 40:5

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

***
Proverbs 16:3

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 310:2-8


    (Thought seen as substance)
    The human belief fancies that it delineates thought on matter, but what is matter? Did it exist prior to thought? Matter is made up of supposititious mortal mind-force; but all might is divine Mind. Thought will finally be understood and seen in all form, substance, and color, but without material accompaniments.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 325:32

    (Consecration required)
    A false sense of life, substance, and mind hides the divine possibilities, and conceals scientific demonstration.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 508:5


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

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 124:25


    (All force mental)
    Spirit is the life, substance, and continuity of all things. We tread on forces. Withdraw them, and creation must collapse. Human knowledge calls them forces of matter; but divine Science declares that they belong wholly to divine Mind, are inherent in this Mind, and so restores them to their rightful home and classification.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 469:2-3

(08) Question: What is Life?
ADAM = Dust to dust.
Topic: Mind


    (Eternity of Life) What is termed matter is unknown to Spirit, which includes in itself all substance and is Life eternal.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 286:21-26


    (Spiritual thoughts)
    God's thoughts are perfect and eternal, are substance and Life. Material and temporal thoughts are human, involving error, and since God, Spirit, is the only cause, they lack a divine cause. The temporal and material are not then creations of Spirit. They are but counterfeits of the spiritual and eternal.


Section 3


Jeremiah 6:19

    19 Hear, O earth: behold, I will
bring evil upon this people, even the
fruit of their thoughts, because they
have not hearkened unto my words, nor
to my law, but rejected it.
Jeremiah 4:14,15,18,22

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

    15 For a voice declareth from Dan,
and publisheth affliction from mount
Ephraim.

    18 Thy way and thy doings have
procured these things unto thee; this
is thy wickedness, because it is
bitter, because it reacheth unto
thine heart.

    22 For my people is foolish, they
have not known me; they are sottish
children, and they have none
understanding: they are wise to do
evil, but to do good they have no
knowledge.

***
Mark 7:20-23

    20 And he said, That which cometh
out of the man, that defileth the
man.

    21 For from within, out of the
heart of men, proceed evil thoughts,
adulteries, fornications, murders,

    22 Thefts, covetousness,
wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness,
an evil eye, blasphemy, pride,
foolishness:

    23 All these evil things come from
within, and defile the man.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 369:5


    (Man's entity)
    In proportion as matter loses to human sense all entity as man, in that proportion does man become its master. He enters into a diviner sense of the facts, and comprehends the theology of Jesus as demonstrated in healing the sick, raising the dead, and walking over the wave. All these deeds manifested Jesus' control over the belief that matter is substance, that it can be the arbiter of life or the constructor of any form of existence.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 301:24(begin Delusion)


    (Inverted images and ideas) Delusion, sin, disease, and death arise from the false testimony of material sense, which, from a supposed standpoint outside the focal distance of infinite Spirit, presents an inverted image of Mind and substance with everything turned upside down.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 278:12-16,28-32

    (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.
    (Substance is Spirit)
    All that we term sin, sickness, and death is a mortal belief. We define matter as error, because it is the opposite of life, substance, and intelligence. Matter, with its mortality, cannot be substantial if Spirit is substantial and eternal.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 418:5


    (Christian pleading)
    Stick to the truth of being in contradistinction to the error that life, substance, or intelligence can be in matter. Plead with an honest conviction of truth and a clear perception of the unchanging, unerring, and certain effect of divine Science. Then, if your fidelity is half equal to the truth of your plea, you will heal the sick.


Section 4


Isaiah 55:7-9,12,13

    7 Let the wicked forsake his way,
and the unrighteous man his thoughts:
and let him return unto the Lord, and
he will have mercy upon him; and to
our God, for he will abundantly
pardon.

    8 #For my thoughts are not your
thoughts, neither are your ways my
ways, saith the Lord.

    9 For as the heavens are higher
than the earth, so are my ways higher
than your ways, and my thoughts than
your thoughts.

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

    13 Instead of the thorn shall come
up the fir tree, and instead of the
brier shall come up the myrtle tree:
and it shall be to the Lord for a
name, for an everlasting sign that
shall not be cut off.

***
Jeremiah 29:11-13

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

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

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

***
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;

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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 530:26-4


    (Scriptural allegory)
    The history of error is a dream-narrative. The dream has no reality, no intelligence, no mind; therefore the dreamer and dream are one, for neither is true nor real. First, this narrative supposes that something springs from nothing, that matter precedes mind. Second, it supposes that mind enters matter, and matter becomes living, substantial, and intelligent. The order of this allegory - the belief that everything springs from dust instead of from Deity - has been maintained in all the subsequent forms of belief.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 274:17


    (Five senses deceptive)
    When what we erroneously term the five physical senses are misdirected, they are simply the manifested beliefs of mortal mind, which affirm that life, substance, and intelligence are material, instead of spiritual. These false beliefs and their products constitute the flesh, and the flesh wars against Spirit.

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


Psalm 139:14-18,23,24

    14 I will praise thee; for I am
fearfully and wonderfully made:
marvellous are thy works; and that my
soul knoweth right well.

    15 My substance was not hid from
thee, when I was made in secret, and
curiously wrought in the lowest parts
of the earth.

    16 Thine eyes did see my substance,
yet being unperfect; and in thy book
all my members were written, which in
continuance were fashioned, when as
yet there was none of them.

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

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

    23 Search me, O God, and know my
heart: try me, and know my thoughts:

    24 And see if there be any wicked
way in me, and lead me in the way
everlasting.

***
John 8:35,56-58

    35 And the servant abideth not in
the house for ever: but the Son
abideth ever.

    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.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 259:1


    (God's man discerned)
    Man is not absorbed in Deity, and man cannot lose his individuality, for he reflects eternal Life; nor is he an isolated, solitary idea, for he represents infinite Mind, the sum of all substance.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 300:31-9


    (The divine reflection)
    God is revealed only in that which reflects Life, Truth, Love, - yea, which manifests God's attributes and power, even as the human likeness thrown upon the mirror, repeats the color, form, and action of the person in front of the mirror.
    Few persons comprehend what Christian Science means by the word reflection. To himself, mortal and material man seems to be substance, but his sense of substance involves error and therefore is material, temporal.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 301:20-23

    (Inverted images and ideas)
    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 - 313:23-24,30-7

    (Jesus the Scientist)
    Jesus of Nazareth was the most scientific man that ever trod the globe.
    To show that the substance of himself was Spirit and the body no more perfect because of death and no less material until the ascension (his further spiritual exaltation), Jesus waited until the mortal or fleshly sense had relinquished the belief of substance-matter, and spiritual sense had quenched all earthly yearnings. Thus he found the eternal Ego, and proved that he and the Father were inseparable as God and His reflection or spiritual man.


Section 6


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.

***
Revelation 21:3-7

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

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

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

    6 And he said unto me, It is done.
I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning
and the end. I will give unto him
that is athirst of the fountain of
the water of life freely.

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

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 468:22

(07) Question: What is Substance?
ADAM = A belief in intelligent matter, finiteness, and mortality.
Topic: Soul


    (Spiritual synonyms)
    The spiritual universe, including individual man, is a compound idea, reflecting the divine substance of Spirit.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 507:15-29


    (Divine propagation)
    The universe of Spirit reflects the creative power of the divine Principle, or Life, which reproduces the multitudinous forms of Mind and governs the multiplication of the compound idea man. The tree and herb do not yield fruit because of any propagating power of their own, but because they reflect the Mind which includes all. A material world implies a mortal mind and man a creator. The scientific divine creation declares immortal Mind and the universe created by God.
    (Ever-appearing creation)
    Infinite Mind creates and governs all, from the mental molecule to infinity. This divine Principle of all expresses Science and art throughout His creation, and the immortality of man and the universe. Creation is ever appearing, and must ever continue to appear from the nature of its inexhaustible source.

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 - 573:5-17

    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.
    (Nearness of Deity)
    Accompanying this scientific consciousness was another revelation, even the declaration from heaven, supreme harmony, that God, the divine Principle of harmony, is ever with men, and they are His people.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 577:9

    (Divine sense of Deity) In this divinely united spiritual consciousness, there is no impediment to eternal bliss, - to the perfectibility of God's creation.

Subheadings in this lesson

11 1 - Cure of insanity
11 1 - Light shining in darkness
11 1 - Terms adopted by the author
11 1 - Matter is not substance
11 2 - Thought seen as substance
11 2 - Consecration required
11 2 - Ever-appearing creation
11 2 - All force mental
11 2 - Eternity of Life
11 2 - Spiritual thoughts
11 3 - Man's entity
11 3 - Inverted images and ideas
11 3 - One cause supreme
11 3 - Substance is Spirit
11 3 - Christian pleading
11 4 - Sense-dreams
11 4 - Scriptural allegory
11 4 - Five senses deceptive
11 4 - The age's privilege
11 5 - God's man discerned
11 5 - The divine reflection
11 5 - Inverted images and ideas
11 5 - Jesus the Scientist
11 6 - Spiritual synonyms
11 6 - Divine propagation
11 6 - Ever-appearing creation
11 6 - Man's present possibilities
11 6 - Nearness of Deity
11 6 - Divine sense of Deity


September 9,1906

Subject: 12

MATTER.

2ooo



-- Golden Text --

Psalm 56:4

    4 In God I will praise his word, in
God I have put my trust; I will not
fear what flesh can do unto me.


Responsive Reading


Jeremiah 7:1-3,5-7,21-24

    1 The word that came to Jeremiah
from the Lord, saying,

    2 Stand in the gate of the Lord's
house, and proclaim there this word,
and say, Hear the word of the Lord,
all ye of Judah, that enter in at
these gates to worship the Lord.

    3 Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the
God of Israel, Amend your ways and
your doings, and I will cause you to
dwell in this place.

    5 For if ye throughly amend your
ways and your doings; if ye throughly
execute judgment between a man and
his neighbour;

    6 If ye oppress not the stranger,
the fatherless, and the widow, and
shed not innocent blood in this
place, neither walk after other gods
to your hurt:

    7 Then will I cause you to dwell in
this place, in the land that I gave
to your fathers, for ever and ever.

    21 #Thus saith the Lord of hosts,
the God of Israel; Put your burnt
offerings unto your sacrifices and
eat flesh.

    22 For I spake not unto your
fathers, nor commanded them in the
day that I brought them out of the
land of Egypt, concerning burnt
offerings or sacrifices:

    23 But this thing commanded I them,
saying, Obey my voice, and I will be
your God, and ye shall be my people:
and walk ye in all the ways that I
have commanded you, that it may be
well unto you.

    24 But they hearkened not, nor
inclined their ear, but walked in the
counsels and in the imagination of
their evil heart, and went backward,
and not forward.
Jeremiah 8:9,11,19,22

    9 The wise men are ashamed, they
are dismayed and taken: lo, they have
rejected the word of the Lord; and
what wisdom is in them?

    11 For they have healed the hurt of
the daughter of my people slightly,
saying, Peace, peace; when there is
no peace.

    19 Behold the voice of the cry of
the daughter of my people because of
them that dwell in a far country: Is
not the Lord in Zion? is not her king
in her? Why have they provoked me to
anger with their graven images, and
with strange vanities?

    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?


Section 1


Jeremiah 16:19,21

    19 O Lord, my strength, and my
fortress, and my refuge in the day of
affliction, the Gentiles shall come
unto thee from the ends of the earth,
and shall say, Surely our fathers
have inherited lies, vanity, and
things wherein there is no profit.

    21 Therefore, behold, I will this
once cause them to know, I will cause
them to know mine hand and my might;
and they shall know that my name is
The Lord.
Jeremiah 17:13

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

***
I Corinthians 15:48,50

    48 As is the earthy, such are they
also that are earthy: and as is the
heavenly, such are they also that are
heavenly.

    50 Now this I say, brethren, that
flesh and blood cannot inherit the
kingdom of God; neither doth
corruption inherit incorruption.

***
Galatians 5:16,24

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

    24 And they that are Christ's have
crucified the flesh with the
affections and lusts.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 289:25


    (Spiritual offspring)
    The spiritual fact and the material belief of things are contradictions; but the spiritual is true, and therefore the material must be untrue. Life is not in matter. Therefore it cannot be said to pass out of matter. Matter and death are mortal illusions. Spirit and all things spiritual are the real and eternal.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 146:5


    (How healing was lost)
    The first idolatry was faith in matter. The schools have rendered faith in drugs the fashion, rather than faith in Deity. By trusting matter to destroy its own discord, health and harmony have been sacrificed. Such systems are barren of the vitality of spiritual power, by which material sense is made the servant of Science and religion becomes Christlike.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 89:25(only)


    (Divine origination)
    Matter is neither intelligent nor creative.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 91:16-28

    (Man's genuine being)
    Absorbed in material selfhood we discern and reflect but faintly the substance of Life or Mind. The denial of material selfhood aids the discernment of man's spiritual and eternal individuality, and destroys the erroneous knowledge gained from matter or through what are termed the material senses.
    (Erroneous postulates)
    Certain erroneous postulates should be here considered in order that the spiritual facts may be better apprehended.


    The first erroneous postulate of belief is, that substance, life, and intelligence are something apart from God.
    The second erroneous postulate is, that man is both mental and material.


Section 2


Luke 8:4,5,7,14

    4 #And when much people were
gathered together, and were come to
him out of every city, he spake by a
parable:

    5 A sower went out to sow his seed:
and as he sowed, some fell by the way
side; and it was trodden down, and
the fowls of the air devoured it.

    7 And some fell among thorns; and
the thorns sprang up with it, and
choked it.

    14 And that which fell among thorns
are they, which, when they have
heard, go forth, and are choked with
cares and riches and pleasures of
this life, and bring no fruit to
perfection.

***
II Timothy 3:2,4

    2 For men shall be lovers of their
own selves, covetous, boasters, proud,
blasphemers, disobedient to parents,
unthankful, unholy,

    4 Traitors, heady, highminded,
lovers of pleasures more than lovers
of God;

***
I Timothy 5:6

    6 But she that liveth in pleasure
is dead while she liveth.

***
Hebrews 11:24,25

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

    25 Choosing rather to suffer
affliction with the people of God,
than to enjoy the pleasures of sin
for a season;

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 405:29


    (Cumulative repentance)
    The pains of sinful sense are less harmful than its pleasures. Belief in material suffering causes mortals to retreat from their error, to flee from body to Spirit, and to appeal to divine sources outside of themselves.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 404:19

    (Temperance reform)
    This conviction, that there is no real pleasure in sin, is one of the most important points in the theology of Christian Science. Arouse the sinner to this new and true view of sin, show him that sin confers no pleasure, and this knowledge strengthens his moral courage and increases his ability to master evil and to love good.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 294:9-10,19-24


    (Mortal verdict)
    The belief that matter thinks, sees, or feels is not more real than the belief that matter enjoys and suffers.
    (Mythical pleasure)
    The lines of demarcation between immortal man, representing Spirit, and mortal man, representing the error that life and intelligence are in matter, show the pleasures and pains of matter to be myths, and human belief in them to be the father of mythology, in which matter is represented as divided into intelligent gods.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 265:26-2


    (Blessings from pain)
    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.
    (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."

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.


Section 3


Isaiah 1:11,13,15-18

    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.

    13 Bring no more vain oblations;
incense is an abomination unto me;
the new moons and sabbaths, the
calling of assemblies, I cannot away
with; it is iniquity, even the solemn
meeting.

    15 And when ye spread forth your
hands, I will hide mine eyes from
you: yea, when ye make many prayers,
I will not hear: your hands are full
of blood.

    16 #Wash you, make you clean; put
away the evil of your doings from
before mine eyes; cease to do evil;

    17 Learn to do well; seek judgment,
relieve the oppressed, judge the
fatherless, plead for the widow.

    18 Come now, and let us reason
together, saith the Lord: though your
sins be as scarlet, they shall be as
white as snow; though they be red
like crimson, they shall be as wool.

***
Hebrews 9:6-8,11,14

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

    7 But into the second went the high
priest alone once every year, not
without blood, which he offered for
himself, and for the errors of the
people:

    8 The Holy Ghost this signifying,
that the way into the holiest of all
was not yet made manifest, while as
the first tabernacle was yet
standing:

    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;

    14 How much more shall the blood of
Christ, who through the eternal
Spirit offered himself without spot
to God, purge your conscience from
dead works to serve the living God?

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 552:22-24


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

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 171:25


    (Matter versus Spirit)
    The so-called laws of matter are nothing but false beliefs that intelligence and life are present where Mind is not. These false beliefs are the procuring cause of all sin and disease. The opposite truth, that intelligence and life are spiritual, never material, destroys sin, sickness, and death.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 339:1,20-28

  (- MORTAL MIND - Sin)


    (-30- Divine pardon)
    XXX. The destruction of sin is the divine method of pardon. Divine Life destroys death, Truth destroys error, and Love destroys hate. Being destroyed, sin needs no other form of forgiveness. Does not God's pardon, destroying any one sin, prophesy and involve the final destruction of all sin?
    (-32- Basis of health and immortality)
    XXXII. As the mythology of pagan Rome has yielded to a more spiritual idea of Deity, so will our material theories yield to spiritual ideas, until the finite gives place to the infinite, sickness to health, sin to holiness, and God's kingdom comes "in earth, as it is in heaven." The basis of all health, sinlessness, and immortality is the great fact that God is the only Mind; and this Mind must be not merely believed, but it must be understood.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 422:18


    (Disease neutralized)
    These changes which go on in mortal mind serve to reconstruct the body. Thus Christian Science, by the alchemy of Spirit, destroys sin and death.


Section 4


Jeremiah 8:15,18

    15 We looked for peace, but no good
came; and for a time of health, and
behold trouble!

    18 #When I would comfort myself
against sorrow, my heart is faint in
me.

***
Hosea 5:13,15

    13 When Ephraim saw his sickness,
and Judah saw his wound, then went
Ephraim to the Assyrian, and sent to
king Jareb: yet could he not heal
you, nor cure you of your wound.

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

***
Acts 4:8-12,14

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

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

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

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

    12 Neither is there salvation in
any other: for there is none other
name under heaven given among men,
whereby we must be saved.

    14 And beholding the man which was
healed standing with them, they could
say nothing against it.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 203:3


    (Sure reward of righteousness)
    In the Science of Christianity, Mind - omnipotence - has all-power, assigns sure rewards to righteousness, and shows that matter can neither heal nor make sick, create nor destroy.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 135:11(only)


    (Fear and sickness identical)
    The same power which heals sin heals also sickness.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 143:5

    (Methods rejected)
    It is plain that God does not employ drugs or hygiene, nor provide them for human use; else Jesus would have recommended and employed them in his healing. The sick are more deplorably lost than the sinning, if the sick cannot rely on God for help and the sinning can. The divine Mind never called matter medicine, and matter required a material and human belief before it could be considered as medicine.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 164:3-16

    (Testimony of medical teachers)
    Sir John Forbes, M.D., F.R.S., Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, London, said:
    "No systematic or theoretical classification of diseases or of therapeutic agents, ever yet promulgated, is true, or anything like the truth, and none can be adopted as a safe guidance in practice."
    It is just to say that generally the cultured class of medical practitioners are grand men and women, therefore they are more scientific than are false claimants to Christian Science. But all human systems based on material premises are minus the unction of divine Science. Much yet remains to be said and done before all mankind is saved and all the mental microbes of sin and all diseased thought - germs are exterminated.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 169:23


    (Mind the only healer)
    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 5


Isaiah 25:8

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

***
John 11:32,38-44

    32 Then when Mary was come where
Jesus was, and saw him, she fell down
at his feet, saying unto him, Lord,
if thou hadst been here, my brother
had not died.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

***
Acts 26:8

    8 Why should it be thought a thing
incredible with you, that God should
raise the dead?

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 539:3


    (Erroneous conception)
    Error begins by reckoning life as separate from Spirit, thus sapping the foundations of immortality, as if life and immortality were something which matter can both give and take away.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 91:32-8


    (Erroneous postulates)
    The fourth erroneous postulate is, that matter is intelligent, and that man has a material body which is part of himself.
    The fifth erroneous postulate is, that matter holds in itself the issues of life and death, - that matter is not only capable of experiencing pleasure and pain, but also capable of imparting these sensations. From the illusion implied in this last postulate arises the decomposition of mortal bodies in what is termed death.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 45:6-7


    (Victory over the grave)
    Our Master fully and finally demonstrated divine Science in his victory over death and the grave.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 426:28


    (Christian standard)
    Sin brought death, and death will disappear with the disappearance of sin. Man is immortal, and the body cannot die, because matter has no life to surrender. The human concepts named matter, death, disease, sickness, and sin are all that can be destroyed.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 427:26-6

    (No death nor inaction)
    Called to the bed of death, what material remedy has man when all such remedies have failed? Spirit is his last resort, but it should have been his first and only resort. The dream of death must be mastered by Mind here or hereafter. Thought will waken from its own material declaration, "I am dead," to catch this trumpet-word of Truth, "There is no death, no inaction, diseased action, overaction, nor reaction."
    (Vision opening)
    Life is real, and death is the illusion. A demonstration of the facts of Soul in Jesus' way resolves the dark visions of material sense into harmony and immortality.


Section 6


Isaiah 51:6,11

    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.

    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.
Isaiah 54:10

    10 For the mountains shall depart,
and the hills be removed; but my
kindness shall not depart from thee,
neither shall the covenant of my
peace be removed, saith the Lord that
hath mercy on thee.

***
II Peter 3:11,14

    11 Seeing then that all these
things shall be dissolved, what
manner of persons ought ye to be in
all holy conversation and godliness,

    14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that
ye look for such things, be diligent
that ye may be found of him in peace,
without spot, and blameless.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 263:32-7


    (Mind's true camera)
    The fading forms of matter, the mortal body and material earth, are the fleeting concepts of the human mind. They have their day before the permanent facts and their perfection in Spirit appear. The crude creations of mortal thought must finally give place to the glorious forms which we sometimes behold in the camera of divine Mind, when the mental picture is spiritual and eternal.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 264:15-21

    (Self-completeness)
    When we realize that Life is Spirit, never in nor of matter, this understanding will expand into self-completeness, finding all in God, good, and needing no other consciousness.
    (Spiritual proofs of existence)
    Spirit and its formations are the only realities of being. Matter disappears under the microscope of Spirit.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 556:3


    (Genera classified)
    Vertebrata, articulata, mollusca, and radiata are mortal and material concepts classified, and are supposed to possess life and mind. These false beliefs will disappear, when the radiation of Spirit destroys forever all belief in intelligent matter. Then will the new heaven and new earth appear, for the former things will have passed away.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 536:4

    (New earth and 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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 223:7-9


    (Soul greater than body)
    Matter does not express Spirit. God is infinite omnipresent Spirit. If Spirit is all and is everywhere, what and where is matter?

Subheadings in this lesson

12 1 - Spiritual offspring
12 1 - How healing was lost
12 1 - Divine origination
12 1 - Man's genuine being
12 1 - Erroneous postulates
12 2 - Cumulative repentance
12 2 - Temperance reform
12 2 - Mortal verdict
12 2 - Mythical pleasure
12 2 - Blessings from pain
12 2 - Decapitation of error
12 2 - Scientific purgation
12 3 - Persistence of species
12 3 - Matter versus Spirit
12 3 - -30- Divine pardon
12 3 - -32- Basis of health and immortality
12 3 - Disease neutralized
12 4 - Sure reward of righteousness
12 4 - Fear and sickness identical
12 4 - Methods rejected
12 4 - Testimony of medical teachers
12 4 - Mind the only healer
12 5 - Erroneous conception
12 5 - Erroneous postulates
12 5 - Victory over the grave
12 5 - Christian standard
12 5 - No death nor inaction
12 5 - Vision opening
12 6 - Mind's true camera
12 6 - Self-completeness
12 6 - Spiritual proofs of existence
12 6 - Genera classified
12 6 - New earth and no more sea
12 6 - Soul greater than body


September 16,1906

Subject: 13

REALITY.

ooo2



-- Golden Text --

Isaiah 64:4

    4 For since the beginning of the
world men have not heard, nor
perceived by the ear, neither hath
the eye seen, O God, beside thee,
what he hath prepared for him that
waiteth for him.


Responsive Reading


Isaiah 4:2-6

    2 In that day shall the branch of
the Lord be beautiful and glorious,
and the fruit of the earth shall be
excellent and comely for them that
are escaped of Israel.

    3 And it shall come to pass, that
he that is left in Zion, and he that
remaineth in Jerusalem, shall be
called holy, even every one that is
written among the living in
Jerusalem:

    4 When the Lord shall have washed
away the filth of the daughters of
Zion, and shall have purged the blood
of Jerusalem from the midst thereof
by the spirit of judgment, and by the
spirit of burning.

    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.
Isaiah 12:2-6

    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.

    4 And in that day shall ye say,
Praise the Lord, call upon his name,
declare his doings among the people,
make mention that his name is
exalted.

    5 Sing unto the Lord; for he hath
done excellent things: this is known
in all the earth.

    6 Cry out and shout, thou
inhabitant of Zion: for great is the
Holy One of Israel in the midst of
thee.


Section 1


Psalm 16:1,11

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

    11 Thou wilt shew me the path of
life: in thy presence is fulness of
joy; at thy right hand there are
pleasures for evermore.
Psalm 17:15

    15 As for me, I will behold thy
face in righteousness: I shall be
satisfied, when I awake, with thy
likeness.

***
John 10:24,25,27,28

    24 Then came the Jews round about
him, and said unto him, How long dost
thou make us to doubt? If thou be the
Christ, tell us plainly.

    25 Jesus answered them, I told you,
and ye believed not: the works that I
do in my Father's name, they bear
witness of me.

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

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

***
I John 5:13

    13 These things have I written unto
you that believe on the name of the
Son of God; that ye may know that ye
have eternal life, and that ye may
believe on the name of the Son of
God.
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;)

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 487:27

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


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

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

  (- MORTAL MIND - Error creating other errors)


    (-7- Divine trinity)
    VII. Life, Truth, and Love constitute the triune Person called God, - that is, the triply divine Principle, Love. They represent a trinity in unity, three in one, - the same in essence, though multiform in office: God the Father-Mother; Christ the spiritual idea of sonship; divine Science or the Holy Comforter. These three express in divine Science the threefold, essential nature of the infinite. They also indicate the divine Principle of scientific being, the intelligent relation of God to man and the universe.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 200:9-13


    (A mortal not man)
    Life is, always has been, and ever will be independent of matter; for Life is God, and man is the idea of God, not formed materially but spiritually, and not subject to decay and dust.

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.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 353:31


    (Superstition obsolete) Mortal beliefs can neither demonstrate Christianity nor apprehend the reality of Life.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 428:15-26


    (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. We must realize the ability of mental might to offset human misconceptions and to replace them with the life which is spiritual, not material.
    (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.


Section 2


Psalm 57:9,10

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

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

***
Zechariah 8:3,4,8

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

    4 Thus saith the Lord of hosts;
There shall yet old men and old women
dwell in the streets of Jerusalem,
and every man with his staff in his
hand for very age.

    8 And I will bring them, and they
shall dwell in the midst of
Jerusalem: and they shall be my
people, and I will be their God, in
truth and in righteousness.

***
John 8:31-34,45,46

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

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

    33 #They answered him, We be
Abraham's seed, and were never in
bondage to any man: how sayest thou,
Ye shall be made free?

    34 Jesus answered them, Verily,
verily, I say unto you, Whosoever
committeth sin is the servant of sin.


    45 And because I tell you the
truth, ye believe me not.

    46 Which of you convinceth me of
sin? And if I say the truth, why do
ye not believe me?

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


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

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


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

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 - 315:29-3


    (Jesus as mediator)
    Wearing in part a human form (that is, as it seemed to mortal view), being conceived by a human mother, Jesus was the mediator between Spirit and the flesh, between Truth and error. Explaining and demonstrating the way of divine Science, he became the way of salvation to all who accepted his word. From him mortals may learn how to escape from evil.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 201:1,17


    (Practical preaching)
    The best sermon ever preached is Truth practised and demonstrated by the destruction of sin, sickness, and death. Knowing this and knowing too that one affection would be supreme in us and take the lead in our lives, Jesus said, "No man can serve two masters."
    (The uses of truth)
    The way to extract error from mortal mind is to pour in truth through flood-tides of Love. Christian perfection is won on no other basis.


Section 3


Proverbs 8:17

    17 I love them that love me; and
those that seek me early shall find
me.

***
Isaiah 63:7

    7 I will mention the
lovingkindnesses of the Lord, and the
praises of the Lord, according to all
that the Lord hath bestowed on us,
and the great goodness toward the
house of Israel, which he hath
bestowed on them according to his
mercies, and according to the
multitude of his lovingkindnesses.

***
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.

***
I John 4:7,8

    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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 340:12

  (- MORTAL MIND - Death)


    (-Platform summation-)
    Divine Love is infinite. Therefore all that really exists is in and of God, and manifests His love.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 247:24


    (The divine loveliness)
    It is Love which paints the petal with myriad hues, glances in the warm sunbeam, arches the cloud with the bow of beauty, blazons the night with starry gems, and covers earth with loveliness.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 240:1

    (Some lessons from nature)
    Nature voices natural, spiritual law and divine Love, but human belief misinterprets nature. Arctic regions, sunny tropics, giant hills, winged winds, mighty billows, verdant vales, festive flowers, and glorious heavens, - all point to Mind, the spiritual intelligence they reflect. The floral apostles are hieroglyphs of Deity. Suns and planets teach grand lessons. The stars make night beautiful, and the leaflet turns naturally towards the light.

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 57:15-24


    (Affection's demands)
    Beauty, wealth, or fame is incompetent to meet the demands of the affections, and should never weigh against the better claims of intellect, goodness, and virtue. Happiness is spiritual, born of Truth and Love. It is unselfish; therefore it cannot exist alone, but requires all mankind to share it.
    (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.

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


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


Section 4


Nahum 1:7

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

***
I Samuel 24:9-11,16,17

    9 #And David said to Saul,
Wherefore hearest thou men's words,
saying, Behold, David seeketh thy
hurt?

    10 Behold, this day thine eyes have
seen how that the Lord had delivered
thee to day into mine hand in the
cave: and some bade me kill thee: but
mine eye spared thee; and I said, I
will not put forth mine hand against
my lord; for he is the Lord's
anointed.

    11 Moreover, my father, see, yea,
see the skirt of thy robe in my hand:
for in that I cut off the skirt of
thy robe, and killed thee not, know
thou and see that there is neither
evil nor transgression in mine hand,
and I have not sinned against thee;
yet thou huntest my soul to take it.

    16 #And it came to pass, when David
had made an end of speaking these
words unto Saul, that Saul said, Is
this thy voice, my son David? And
Saul lifted up his voice, and wept.

    17 And he said to David, Thou art
more righteous than I: for thou hast
rewarded me good, whereas I have
rewarded thee evil.

***
Luke 6:33,35

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

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

***
III John 1:11

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

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."

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 414:21-22(to .")


    (Cure of insanity)
    The Scripture declares, "The Lord He is God [good]; there is none else beside Him."

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 328:4


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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 205:15


    (Perceiving the divine image)
    Befogged in error (the error of believing that matter can be intelligent for good or evil), we can catch clear glimpses of God only as the mists disperse, or as they melt into such thinness that we perceive the divine image in some word or deed which indicates the true idea, - the supremacy and reality of good, the nothingness and unreality of evil.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 269:3


    (Confusion confounded)
    From first to last the supposed coexistence of Mind and matter and the mingling of good and evil have resulted from the philosophy of the serpent. Jesus' demonstrations sift the chaff from the wheat, and unfold the unity and the reality of good, the unreality, the nothingness, of evil.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 480:31-2

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


    (Vapor and nothingness) As vapor melts before the sun, so evil would vanish before the reality of good. One must hide the other. How important, then, to choose good as the reality!


Section 5


Numbers 6:22-27

    22 #And the Lord spake unto Moses,
saying,

    23 Speak unto Aaron and unto his
sons, saying, On this wise ye shall
bless the children of Israel, saying
unto them,

    24 The Lord bless thee, and keep
thee:

    25 The Lord make his face shine
upon thee, and be gracious unto thee:


    26 The Lord lift up his countenance
upon thee, and give thee peace.

    27 And they shall put my name upon
the children of Israel; and I will
bless them.

***
Isaiah 51:11

    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.

***
Acts 20:32

    32 And now, brethren, I commend you
to God, and to the word of his grace,
which is able to build you up, and to
give you an inheritance among all
them which are sanctified.

***
Philipians 4:4

    4 Rejoice in the Lord alway: and
again I say, Rejoice.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 304:16


    (Harmony natural)
    Harmony is produced by its Principle, is controlled by it and abides with it. Divine Principle is the Life of man. Man's happiness is not, therefore, at the disposal of physical sense. Truth is not contaminated by error. Harmony in man is as beautiful as in music, and discord is unnatural, unreal.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 576:23


    (The shrine celestial)
    In divine Science, man possesses this recognition of harmony consciously in proportion to his understanding of God.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 560:10

    (True estimate of God's messenger)
    Heaven represents harmony, and divine Science interprets the Principle of heavenly harmony. The great miracle, to human sense, is divine Love, and the grand necessity of existence is to gain the true idea of what constitutes the kingdom of heaven in man. This goal is never reached while we hate our neighbor or entertain a false estimate of anyone whom God has appointed to voice His Word. Again, without a correct sense of its highest visible idea, we can never understand the divine Principle. The botanist must know the genus and species of a plant in order to classify it correctly. As it is with things, so is it with persons.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 242:9


    (The one only way)
    There is but one way to heaven, harmony, and Christ in divine Science shows us this way. It is to know no other reality - to have no other consciousness of life - than good, God and His reflection, and to rise superior to the so-called pain and pleasure of the senses.


Section 6


Deuteronomy 33:27,28

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

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

***
II Corinthians 4:15-18

    15 For all things are for your
sakes, that the abundant grace might
through the thanksgiving of many
redound to the glory of God.

    16 For which cause we faint not;
but though our outward man perish,
yet the inward man is renewed day by
day.

    17 For our light affliction, which
is but for a moment, worketh for us a
far more exceeding and eternal weight
of glory;

    18 While we look not at the things
which are seen, but at the things
which are not seen: for the things
which are seen are temporal; but the
things which are not seen are
eternal.

***
Jude 1:24,25

    24 Now unto him that is able to
keep you from falling, and to present
you faultless before the presence of
his glory with exceeding joy,

    25 To the only wise God our
Saviour, be glory and majesty,
dominion and power, both now and
ever. Amen.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 335:27

  (- MORTAL MIND - Material senses)


    (-20- The one divine Mind) Reality is spiritual, harmonious, immutable, immortal, divine, eternal. Nothing unspiritual can be real, harmonious, or eternal. Sin, sickness, and mortality are the suppositional antipodes of Spirit, and must be contradictions of reality.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 353:1,14(begin Time)-19


    (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.
    (Superstition obsolete) Time has not yet reached eternity, immortality, complete reality. 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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 394:32


    (Arguing wrongly)
    The sick unconsciously argue for suffering, instead of against it. They admit its reality, whereas they should deny it. They should plead in opposition to the testimony of the deceitful senses, and maintain man's immortality and eternal likeness to God.

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


    (Unnatural deflections)
    The decaying flower, the blighted bud, the gnarled oak, the ferocious beast, - like the discords of disease, sin, and death, - are unnatural. They are the falsities of sense, the changing deflections of mortal mind; they are not the eternal realities of Mind.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 337:24

  (- MORTAL MIND - Death)


    (-27- True idea of 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.

Subheadings in this lesson

13 1 - Understanding versus belief
13 1 - -7- Divine trinity
13 1 - A mortal not man
13 1 - So-called superiority
13 1 - Superstition obsolete
13 1 - Intelligent consecration
13 1 - The present immortality
13 2 - All evil unnatural
13 2 - Vain ecstasies
13 2 - Rebukes helpful
13 2 - Jesus as mediator
13 2 - Practical preaching
13 2 - The uses of truth
13 3 - -Platform summation-
13 3 - The divine loveliness
13 3 - Some lessons from nature
13 3 - Affection's demands
13 3 - Help and discipline
13 3 - Angelic offices
13 4 - Harmonious functions
13 4 - Cure of insanity
13 4 - Final destruction of error
13 4 - Perceiving the divine image
13 4 - Confusion confounded
13 4 - Vapor and nothingness
13 5 - Harmony natural
13 5 - The shrine celestial
13 5 - True estimate of God's messenger
13 5 - The one only way
13 6 - -20- The one divine Mind
13 6 - The real and the unreal
13 6 - Superstition obsolete
13 6 - Arguing wrongly
13 6 - Unnatural deflections
13 6 - -27- True idea of man


September 23,1906

Subject: 14

UNREALITY.

oo2o



-- Golden Text --

Ecclesiastes 1:2

    2 Vanity of vanities, saith the
Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is
vanity.


Responsive Reading


Amos 5:1,4,22-27

    1 Hear ye this word which I take
up against you, even a lamentation, O
house of Israel.

    4 #For thus saith the Lord unto the
house of Israel, Seek ye me, and ye
shall live:

    22 Though ye offer me burnt
offerings and your meat offerings, I
will not accept them: neither will I
regard the peace offerings of your
fat beasts.

    23 Take thou away from me the noise
of thy songs; for I will not hear the
melody of thy viols.

    24 But let judgment run down as
waters, and righteousness as a mighty
stream.

    25 Have ye offered unto me
sacrifices and offerings in the
wilderness forty years, O house of
Israel?

    26 But ye have borne the tabernacle
of your Moloch and Chiun your images,
the star of your god, which ye made
to yourselves.

    27 Therefore will I cause you to go
into captivity beyond Damascus, saith
the Lord, whose name is The God of
hosts.
Amos 6:1,3-8

    1 Woe to them that are at ease in
Zion, and trust in the mountain of
Samaria, which are named chief of the
nations, to whom the house of Israel
came!

    3 Ye that put far away the evil
day, and cause the seat of violence
to come near;

    4 That lie upon beds of ivory, and
stretch themselves upon their couches,
and eat the lambs out of the flock,
and the calves out of the midst of
the stall;

    5 That chant to the sound of the
viol, and invent to themselves
instruments of musick, like David;

    6 That drink wine in bowls, and
anoint themselves with the chief
ointments: but they are not grieved
for the affliction of Joseph.

    7 #Therefore now shall they go
captive with the first that go
captive, and the banquet of them that
stretched themselves shall be
removed.

    8 The Lord God hath sworn by
himself, saith the Lord the God of
hosts, I abhor the excellency of
Jacob, and hate his palaces:
therefore will I deliver up the city
with all that is therein.


Section 1


Jude 1:3,4,7,8,11-13,19

    3 Beloved, when I gave all
diligence to write unto you of the
common salvation, it was needful for
me to write unto you, and exhort you
that ye should earnestly contend for
the faith which was once delivered
unto the saints.

    4 For there are certain men crept
in unawares, who were before of old
ordained to this condemnation,
ungodly men, turning the grace of our
God into lasciviousness, and denying
the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus
Christ.

    7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and
the cities about them in like manner,
giving themselves over to
fornication, and going after strange
flesh, are set forth for an example,
suffering the vengeance of eternal
fire.

    8 Likewise also these filthy
dreamers defile the flesh, despise
dominion, and speak evil of
dignities.

    11 Woe unto them! for they have
gone in the way of Cain, and ran
greedily after the error of Balaam
for reward, and perished in the
gainsaying of Core.

    12 These are spots in your feasts
of charity, when they feast with you,
feeding themselves without fear:
clouds they are without water,
carried about of winds; trees whose
fruit withereth, without fruit, twice
dead, plucked up by the roots;

    13 Raging waves of the sea, foaming
out their own shame; wandering stars,
to whom is reserved the blackness of
darkness for ever.

    19 These be they who separate
themselves, sensual, having not the
Spirit.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 480:12-13

(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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 214:10-14


    (Adam and the senses)
    The material senses, like Adam, originate in matter and return to dust, - are proved non-intelligent. They go out as they came in, for they are still the error, not the truth of being.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 488:16-21

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


    (All faculties from Mind)
    Answer. - Christian Science sustains with immortal proof the impossibility of any material sense, and defines these so-called senses as mortal beliefs, the testimony of which cannot be true either of man or of his Maker. The corporeal senses can take no cognizance of spiritual reality and immortality.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 241:5


    (The doom of sin)
    Sensual treasures are laid up "where moth and rust doth corrupt." Mortality is their doom. Sin breaks in upon them, and carries off their fleeting joys. The sensualist's affections are as imaginary, whimsical, and unreal as his pleasures. Falsehood, envy, hypocrisy, malice, hate, revenge, and so forth, steal away the treasures of Truth. Stripped of its coverings, what a mocking spectacle is sin!

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 396:14


    (False testimony refuted)
    The refutation of the testimony of material sense is not a difficult task in view of the conceded falsity of this testimony. The refutation becomes arduous, not because the testimony of sin or disease is true, but solely on account of the tenacity of belief in its truth, due to the force of education and the overwhelming weight of opinions on the wrong side, - all teaching that the body suffers, as if matter could have sensation.

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 2


Ecclesiastes 2:12-17

    12 #And I turned myself to behold
wisdom, and madness, and folly: for
what can the man do that cometh after
the king? even that which hath been
already done.

    13 Then I saw that wisdom excelleth
folly, as far as light excelleth
darkness.

    14 The wise man's eyes are in his
head; but the fool walketh in
darkness: and I myself perceived also
that one event happeneth to them all.


    15 Then said I in my heart, As it
happeneth to the fool, so it
happeneth even to me; and why was I
then more wise? Then I said in my
heart, that this also is vanity.

    16 For there is no remembrance of
the wise more than of the fool for
ever; seeing that which now is in the
days to come shall all be forgotten.
And how dieth the wise man? as the
fool.

    17 Therefore I hated life; because
the work that is wrought under the sun
is grievous unto me: for all is
vanity and vexation of spirit.

***
I Corinthians 1:18-20,29

    18 For the preaching of the cross
is to them that perish foolishness;
but unto us which are saved it is the
power of God.

    19 For it is written, I will
destroy the wisdom of the wise, and
will bring to nothing the
understanding of the prudent.

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

    29 That no flesh should glory in
his presence.

***
Colossians 2:8

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

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 191:1(only)


    (Human frailty)
    The brain can give no idea of God's man.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 189:27

    (Human reproduction)
    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.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 190:8

    (Human stature)
    This embryonic and materialistic human belief called mortal man in turn fills itself with thoughts of pain and pleasure, of life and death, and arranges itself into five so-called senses, which presently measure mind by the size of a brain and the bulk of a body, called man.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 194:17-31

    (Power of habit)
    The authentic history of Kaspar Hauser is a useful hint as to the frailty and inadequacy of mortal mind. It proves beyond a doubt that education constitutes this so-called mind, and that, in turn, mortal mind manifests itself in the body by the false sense it imparts. Incarcerated in a dungeon, where neither sight nor sound could reach him, at the age of seventeen Kaspar was still a mental infant, crying and chattering with no more intelligence than a babe, and realizing Tennyson's description:


An infant crying in the night,
An infant crying for the light,
And with no language but a cry.



    His case proves material sense to be but a belief formed by education alone.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 195:5
Outside of dismal darkness and cold silence he found no peace.
Every sound convulsed him with anguish. All that he ate, except
is black crust, produced violent retchings. All that gives
leasure to our educated senses gave him pain through those very
enses, trained in an opposite direction.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 209:25


    (Spiritual translation)
    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 3


Romans 7:1,2,4-6

    1 Know ye not, brethren, (for I
speak to them that know the law,) how
that the law hath dominion over a man
as long as he liveth?

    2 For the woman which hath an
husband is bound by the law to her
husband so long as he liveth; but if
the husband be dead, she is loosed
from the law of her husband.

    4 Wherefore, my brethren, ye also
are become dead to the law by the
body of Christ; that ye should be
married to another, even to him who
is raised from the dead, that we
should bring forth fruit unto God.

    5 For when we were in the flesh,
the motions of sins, which were by
the law, did work in our members to
bring forth fruit unto death.

    6 But now we are delivered from the
law, that being dead wherein we were
held; that we should serve in newness
of spirit, and not in the oldness of
the letter.

***
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.

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.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 182:18-22,32


    (No material law)
    Mind's government of the body must supersede the so-called laws of matter. Obedience to material law prevents full obedience to spiritual law, - the law which overcomes material conditions and puts matter under the feet of Mind.
    The law of Christ, or Truth, makes all things possible to Spirit; but the so-called laws of matter would render Spirit of no avail, and demand obedience to materialistic codes, thus departing from the basis of one God, one lawmaker. To suppose that God constitutes laws of inharmony is a mistake; discords have no support from nature or divine law, however much is said to the contrary.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 384:3


    (Corporeal penalties)
    We should relieve our minds from the depressing thought that we have transgressed a material law and must of necessity pay the penalty. 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. Through this action of thought and its results upon the body, the student will prove to himself, by small beginnings, the grand verities of Christian Science.


Section 4


I Samuel 15:13-15,22,23

    13 And Samuel came to Saul: and
Saul said unto him, Blessed be thou
of the Lord: I have performed the
commandment of the Lord.

    14 And Samuel said, What meaneth
then this bleating of the sheep in
mine ears, and the lowing of the oxen
which I hear?

    15 And Saul said, They have brought
them from the Amalekites: for the
people spared the best of the sheep
and of the oxen, to sacrifice unto
the Lord thy God; and the rest we
have utterly destroyed.

    22 And Samuel said, Hath the Lord
as great delight in burnt offerings
and sacrifices, as in obeying the
voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is
better than sacrifice, and to hearken
than the fat of rams.

    23 For rebellion is as the sin of
witchcraft, and stubbornness is as
iniquity and idolatry. Because thou
hast rejected the word of the Lord,
he hath also rejected thee from being
king.

***
Hebrews 3:7,8,12,13

    7 Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost
saith, To day if ye will hear his
voice,

    8 Harden not your hearts, as in the
provocation, in the day of temptation
in the wilderness:

    12 Take heed, brethren, lest there
be in any of you an evil heart of
unbelief, in departing from the
living God.

    13 But exhort one another daily,
while it is called To day; lest any
of you be hardened through the
deceitfulness of sin.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 490:3

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


    (Will-power an animal propensity)
    Will-power is but a product of belief, and this belief commits depredations on harmony. Human will is an animal propensity, not a faculty of Soul. Hence it cannot govern man aright. Christian Science reveals Truth and Love as the motive-powers of man. Will-blind, stubborn, and headlong - cooperates with appetite and passion. From this cooperation arises its evil. From this also comes its powerlessness, since all power belongs to God, good.

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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 206:10


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

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 445:19


    (Divine energy)
    Christian Science silences human will, quiets fear with Truth and Love, and illustrates the unlabored motion of the divine energy in healing the sick. Self-seeking, envy, passion, pride, hatred, and revenge are cast out by the divine Mind which heals disease. The human will which maketh and worketh a lie, hiding the divine Principle of harmony, is destructive to health, and is the cause of disease rather than its cure.


Section 5


Luke 12:49-51

    49 I am come to send fire on the
earth; and what will I, if it be
already kindled?

    50 But I have a baptism to be
baptized with; and how am I
straitened till it be accomplished!

    51 Suppose ye that I am come to
give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay;
but rather division:

***
Revelation 5:1-7,9(to :)

    1 And I saw in the right hand of
him that sat on the throne a book
written within and on the backside,
sealed with seven seals.

    2 And I saw a strong angel
proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is
worthy to open the book, and to loose
the seals thereof?

    3 And no man in heaven, nor in
earth, neither under the earth, was
able to open the book, neither to
look thereon.

    4 And I wept much, because no man
was found worthy to open and to read
the book, neither to look thereon.

    5 And one of the elders saith unto
me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the
tribe of Juda, the Root of David,
hath prevailed to open the book, and
to loose the seven seals thereof.

    6 And I beheld, and, lo, in the
midst of the throne and of the four
beasts, and in the midst of the
elders, stood a Lamb as it had been
slain, having seven horns and seven
eyes, which are the seven Spirits of
God sent forth into all the earth.

    7 And he came and took the book out
of the right hand of him that sat
upon the throne.

    9 And they sung a new song, saying,
Thou art worthy to take the book, and
to open the seals thereof:

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 572:12


    (Fulfilment of the Law)
    Love fulfils the law of Christian Science, and nothing short of this divine Principle, understood and demonstrated, can ever furnish the vision of the Apocalypse, open the seven seals of error with Truth, or uncover the myriad illusions of sin, sickness, and death. Under the supremacy of Spirit, it will be seen and acknowledged that matter must disappear.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 542:19-24


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

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 6:23


    (Divine severity)
    Jesus uncovered and rebuked sin before he cast it out. Of a sick woman he said that Satan had bound her, and to Peter he said, "Thou art an offence unto me." He came teaching and showing men how to destroy sin, sickness, and death. He said of the fruitless tree, "[It] is hewn down."

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 453:14


    (Knowledge and honesty)
    Teach your student that he must know himself before he can know others and minister to human needs. Honesty is spiritual power. Dishonesty is human weakness, which forfeits divine help. You uncover sin, not in order to injure, but in order to bless the corporeal man; and a right motive has its reward. Hidden sin is spiritual wickedness in high places. The masquerader in this Science thanks God that there is no evil, yet serves evil in the name of good.

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


    (Dangerous resemblances)
    The broadest facts array the most falsities against themselves, for they bring error from under cover. It requires courage to utter truth; for the higher Truth lifts her voice, the louder will error scream, until its inarticulate sound is forever silenced in oblivion.


Section 6


Revelation 6:12-14

    12 And I beheld when he had opened
the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a
great earthquake; and the sun became
black as sackcloth of hair, and the
moon became as blood;

    13 And the stars of heaven fell
unto the earth, even as a fig tree
casteth her untimely figs, when she
is shaken of a mighty wind.

    14 And the heaven departed as a
scroll when it is rolled together;
and every mountain and island were
moved out of their places.
Revelation 21:1-5(to .)

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

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

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

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

    5 And he that sat upon the throne
said, Behold, I make all things new.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 201:7


    (Practical preaching)
    We cannot build safely on false foundations. Truth makes a new creature, in whom old things pass away and "all things are become new." Passions, selfishness, false appetites, hatred, fear, all sensuality, yield to spirituality, and the superabundance of being is on the side of God, good.

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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 296:6-21


    (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.
    The so-called pleasures and pains of matter perish, and they must go out under the blaze of Truth, spiritual sense, and the actuality of being. Mortal belief must lose all satisfaction in error and sin in order to part with them.
    Whether mortals will learn this sooner or later, and how long they will suffer the pangs of destruction, depends upon the tenacity of error.

Subheadings in this lesson

14 1 - Harmony from Spirit
14 1 - Adam and the senses
14 1 - All faculties from Mind
14 1 - The doom of sin
14 1 - False testimony refuted
14 1 - Reason and Science
14 2 - Human frailty
14 2 - Human reproduction
14 2 - Human stature
14 2 - Power of habit
14 2 - Spiritual translation
14 3 - Self-constituted law
14 3 - No material law
14 3 - Corporeal penalties
14 4 - Will-power an animal propensity
14 4 - Human power a blind force
14 4 - Will-power unrighteous
14 4 - Divine energy
14 5 - Fulfilment of the Law
14 5 - Retribution and remorse
14 5 - Divine severity
14 5 - Knowledge and honesty
14 5 - Dangerous resemblances
14 6 - Practical preaching
14 6 - Arena of contest
14 6 - Scientific purgation


October 7,1906

Subject: 15

ARE SIN, DISEASE, AND DEATH REAL?

o2oo



-- Golden Text --

Psalm 10:12,15

    12 Arise, O Lord; O God, lift up
thine hand: forget not the humble.

    15 Break thou the arm of the wicked
and the evil man: seek out his
wickedness till thou find none.


Responsive Reading


Mark 1:14,15,22-34,39

    14 Now after that John was put in
prison, Jesus came into Galilee,
preaching the gospel of the kingdom
of God,

    15 And saying, The time is
fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is
at hand: repent ye, and believe the
gospel.

    22 And they were astonished at his
doctrine: for he taught them as one
that had authority, and not as the
scribes.

    23 And there was in their synagogue
a man with an unclean spirit; and he
cried out,

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

    25 And Jesus rebuked him, saying,
Hold thy peace, and come out of him.

    26 And when the unclean spirit had
torn him, and cried with a loud voice,
he came out of him.

    27 And they were all amazed,
insomuch that they questioned among
themselves, saying, What thing is
this? what new doctrine is this? for
with authority commandeth he even the
unclean spirits, and they do obey
him.

    28 And immediately his fame spread
abroad throughout all the region round
about Galilee.

    29 And forthwith, when they were
come out of the synagogue, they
entered into the house of Simon and
Andrew, with James and John.

    30 But Simon's wife's mother lay
sick of a fever, and anon they tell
him of her.

    31 And he came and took her by the
hand, and lifted her up; and
immediately the fever left her, and
she ministered unto them.

    32 And at even, when the sun did
set, they brought unto him all that
were diseased, and them that were
possessed with devils.

    33 And all the city was gathered
together at the door.

    34 And he healed many that were
sick of divers diseases, and cast out
many devils; and suffered not the
devils to speak, because they knew
him.

    39 And he preached in their
synagogues throughout all Galilee,
and cast out devils.


Section 1


Genesis 1:31(to .)

    31 And God saw every thing that he
had made, and, behold, it was very
good.

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

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

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

***
Romans 8:6,7

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

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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 207:8,20


    (Subordination of evil)
    God is not the creator of an evil mind. Indeed, evil is not Mind. We must learn that evil is the awful deception and unreality of existence. Evil is not supreme; good is not helpless; nor are the so-called laws of matter primary, and the law of Spirit secondary. Without this lesson, we lose sight of the perfect Father, or the divine Principle of man.
    (One primal cause)
    There is but one primal cause. Therefore there can be no effect from any other cause, and there can be no reality in aught which does not proceed from this great and only cause. Sin, sickness, disease, and death belong not to the Science of being. They are the errors, which presuppose the absence of Truth, Life, or Love.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 472:9,24(begin All)-29

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


    (God's law destroys evil) Sickness, sin, and death, being inharmonious, do not originate in God nor belong to His government. His law, rightly understood, destroys them. Jesus furnished proofs of these statements.
    (Unrealities that seem real) All reality is in God and His creation, harmonious and eternal. That which He creates is good, and He makes all that is made. Therefore the only reality of sin, sickness, or death is the awful fact that unrealities seem real to human, erring belief, until God strips off their disguise.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 285:7-11


    (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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 540:17


    (Allegiance to Spirit)
    Science renders "unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's." It saith to the human sense of sin, sickness, and death, "God never made you, and you are a false sense which hath no knowledge of God." The purpose of the Hebrew allegory, representing error as assuming a divine character, is to teach mortals never to believe a lie.


Section 2


Genesis 2:15-17

    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.

Genesis 3:13,17

    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.

    17 And unto Adam he said, Because
thou hast hearkened unto the voice of
thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree,
of which I commanded thee, saying,
Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is
the ground for thy sake; in sorrow
shalt thou eat of it all the days of
thy life;

***
Luke 6:44

    44 For every tree is known by his
own fruit. For of thorns men do not
gather figs, nor of a bramble bush
gather they grapes.

***
James 1:13-15

    13 Let no man say when he is
tempted, I am tempted of God: for God
cannot be tempted with evil, neither
tempteth he any man:

    14 But every man is tempted, when
he is drawn away of his own lust, and
enticed.

    15 Then when lust hath conceived,
it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when
it is finished, bringeth forth death.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 538:14


    (Contrasted testimony)
    The "tree of knowledge" typifies unreality. The testimony of the serpent is significant of the illusion of error, of the false claims that misrepresent God, good. Sin, sickness, and death have no record in the Elohistic introduction of Genesis, in which God creates the heavens, earth, and man. Until that which contradicts the truth of being enters into the arena, evil has no history, and evil is brought into view only as the unreal in contradistinction to the real and eternal.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 299:18


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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 502:9-14


    (Deflection of being)
    Spiritually followed, the book of Genesis is the history of the untrue image of God, named a sinful mortal. This deflection of being, rightly viewed, serves to suggest the proper reflection of God and the spiritual actuality of man, as given in the first chapter of Genesis.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 527:6-20

    (No temptation from God)
    Genesis ii. 16, 17. And the Lord God [Jehovah] commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: 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.



    Here the metaphor represents God, Love, as tempting man, but the Apostle James says: "God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth He any man." 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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 393:30-32


    (No real disease)
    A false belief is both the tempter and the tempted, the sin and the sinner, the disease and its cause.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 196:31-32


    (Pangs caused by the press)
    The press unwittingly sends forth many sorrows and diseases among the human family.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 197:5

    A minutely described disease costs many a man his earthly days of comfort. What a price for human knowledge! But the price does not exceed the original cost. God said of the tree of knowledge, which bears the fruit of sin, disease, and death, "In the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die."


Section 3


Exodus 34:31-34

    31 And Moses called unto them; and
Aaron and all the rulers of the
congregation returned unto him: and
Moses talked with them.

    32 And afterward all the children
of Israel came nigh: and he gave them
in commandment all that the Lord had
spoken with him in mount Sinai.

    33 And till Moses had done speaking
with them, he put a vail on his face.


    34 But when Moses went in before
the Lord to speak with him, he took
the vail off, until he came out. And
he came out, and spake unto the
children of Israel that which he was
commanded.

***
Deuteronomy 28:58,59

    58 If thou wilt not observe to do
all the words of this law that are
written in this book, that thou
mayest fear this glorious and fearful
name, THE LORD THY GOD;

    59 Then the Lord will make thy
plagues wonderful, and the plagues of
thy seed, even great plagues, and of
long continuance, and sore
sicknesses, and of long continuance.

***
Romans 3:19,20

    19 Now we know that what things
soever the law saith, it saith to
them who are under the law: that
every mouth may be stopped, and all
the world may become guilty before
God.

    20 Therefore by the deeds of the
law there shall no flesh be justified
in his sight: for by the law is the
knowledge of sin.

***
John 1:17

    17 For the law was given by Moses,
but grace and truth came by Jesus
Christ.

***
Romans 8:2,3

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

    3 For what the law could not do, in
that it was weak through the flesh,
God sending his own Son in the
likeness of sinful flesh, and for
sin, condemned sin in the flesh:

***
II Corinthians 3:7,8,14

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

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

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

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 30:14-21


    (Jesus the way-shower)
    Rabbi and priest taught the Mosaic law, which said: "An eye for an eye," and "Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed." Not so did Jesus, the new executor for God, present the divine law of Love, which blesses even those that curse it.
    (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.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 182:30-4


    (No material law)
    To admit that sickness is a condition over which God has no control, is to presuppose that omnipotent power is powerless on some occasions. The law of Christ, or Truth, makes all things possible to Spirit; but the so-called laws of matter would render Spirit of no avail, and demand obedience to materialistic codes, thus departing from the basis of one God, one lawmaker.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 183:16-18

    (Laws of nature spiritual)
    The supposed laws which result in weariness and disease are not His laws, for the legitimate and only possible action of Truth is the production of harmony.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 253:25


    (Right endeavor possible)
    Do not believe in any supposed necessity for sin, disease, or death, knowing (as you ought to know) that God never requires obedience to a so-called material law, for no such law exists. The belief in sin and death is destroyed by the law of God, which is the law of Life instead of death, of harmony instead of discord, of Spirit instead of the flesh.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 381:10


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


Section 4


John 3:17

    17 For God sent not his Son into
the world to condemn the world; but
that the world through him might be
saved.
John 12:47,48

    47 And if any man hear my words,
and believe not, I judge him not: for
I came not to judge the world, but to
save the world.

    48 He that rejecteth me, and
receiveth not my words, hath one that
judgeth him: the word that I have
spoken, the same shall judge him in
the last day.

***
I John 3:8

    8 He that committeth sin is of the
devil; for the devil sinneth from the
beginning. For this purpose the Son
of God was manifested, that he might
destroy the works of the devil.
I John 5:11,12

    11 And this is the record, that God
hath given to us eternal life, and
this life is in his Son.

    12 He that hath the Son hath life;
and he that hath not the Son of God
hath not life.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 474:16,26-32

(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?
    (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." Truth destroys falsity and error, for light and darkness cannot dwell together.

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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 231:3


    (Destruction of all evil)
    Unless an ill is rightly met and fairly overcome by Truth, the ill is never conquered. If God destroys not sin, sickness, and death, they are not destroyed in the mind of mortals, but seem to this so-called mind to be immortal. What God cannot do, man need not attempt. If God heals not the sick, they are not healed, for no lesser power equals the infinite All-power; but God, Truth, Life, Love, does heal the sick through the prayer of the righteous.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 233:1

    (Profession and proof)
    Every day makes its demands upon us for higher proofs rather than professions of Christian power. These proofs consist solely in the destruction of sin, sickness, and death by the power of Spirit, as Jesus destroyed them. This is an element of progress, and progress is the law of God, whose law demands of us only what we can certainly fulfil.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 426:28


    (Christian standard)
    Sin brought death, and death will disappear with the disappearance of sin. Man is immortal, and the body cannot die, because matter has no life to surrender. The human concepts named matter, death, disease, sickness, and sin are all that can be destroyed.


Section 5


Psalm 19:12,13

    12 Who can understand his errors?
cleanse thou me from secret faults.

    13 Keep back thy servant also from
presumptuous sins; let them not have
dominion over me: then shall I be
upright, and I shall be innocent from
the great transgression.

***
I Corinthians 8:2,3

    2 And if any man think that he
knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing
yet as he ought to know.

    3 But if any man love God, the same
is known of him.

***
II Corinthians 3:5,6

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

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

***
Galatians 6:3

    3 For if a man think himself to be
something, when he is nothing, he
deceiveth himself.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 281:20


    (God and His image)
    When we put off the false sense for the true, and see that sin and mortality have neither Principle nor permanency, we shall learn that sin and mortality are without actual origin or rightful existence. They are native nothingness, out of which error would simulate creation through a man formed from dust.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 555:6-11


    (Ignorance the sign of error)
    An inquirer once said to the discoverer of Christian Science: "I like your explanations of truth, but I do not comprehend what you say about error." This is the nature of error. The mark of ignorance is on its forehead, for it neither understands nor can be understood.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 186:28


    (Ignorant idolatry)
    Mortal mind is ignorant of self, or it could never be self-deceived. If mortal mind knew how to be better, it would be better. Since it must believe in something besides itself, it enthrones matter as deity. The human mind has been an idolater from the beginning, having other gods and believing in more than the one Mind.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 286:31-5


    (Spiritual thoughts)
    Sin, sickness, and death are comprised in human material belief, and belong not to the divine Mind. They are without a real origin or existence. They have neither Principle nor permanence, but belong, with all that is material and temporal, to the nothingness of error, which simulates the creations of Truth. All creations of Spirit are eternal; but creations of matter must return to dust.


Section 6


Isaiah 17:10,11,14

    10 Because thou hast forgotten the
God of thy salvation, and hast not
been mindful of the rock of thy
strength, therefore shalt thou plant
pleasant plants, and shalt set it
with strange slips:

    11 In the day shalt thou make thy
plant to grow, and in the morning
shalt thou make thy seed to flourish:
but the harvest shall be a heap in
the day of grief and of desperate
sorrow.

    14 And behold at eveningtide
trouble; and before the morning he is
not. This is the portion of them that
spoil us, and the lot of them that
rob us.

***
Matthew 15:7,8,12,13

    7 Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias
prophesy of you, saying,

    8 This people draweth nigh unto me
with their mouth, and honoureth me
with their lips; but their heart is
far from me.

    12 Then came his disciples, and
said unto him, Knowest thou that the
Pharisees were offended, after they
heard this saying?

    13 But he answered and said, Every
plant, which my heavenly Father hath
not planted, shall be rooted up.

***
I Corinthians 15:25,26

    25 For he must reign, till he hath
put all enemies under his feet.

    26 The last enemy that shall be
destroyed is death.

***
Isaiah 25:8

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

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 480:29-2

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


    (Vapor and nothingness)
    If sin, sickness, and death were understood as nothingness, they would disappear. As vapor melts before the sun, so evil would vanish before the reality of good. One must hide the other. How important, then, to choose good as the reality!

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 243:30


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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 210:5

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

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?

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 323:19


    (Need and supply) When the sick or the sinning awake to realize their need of what they have not, they will be receptive of divine Science, which gravitates towards Soul and away from material sense, removes thought from the body, and elevates even mortal mind to the contemplation of something better than disease or sin. The true idea of God gives the true understanding of Life and Love, robs the grave of victory, takes away all sin and the delusion that there are other minds, and destroys mortality.

Subheadings in this lesson

15 1 - Subordination of evil
15 1 - One primal cause
15 1 - God's law destroys evil
15 1 - Unrealities that seem real
15 1 - The human counterfeit
15 1 - Allegiance to Spirit
15 2 - Contrasted testimony
15 2 - Knowledge and Truth
15 2 - Deflection of being
15 2 - No temptation from God
15 2 - No real disease
15 2 - Pangs caused by the press
15 3 - Jesus the way-shower
15 3 - Rebukes helpful
15 3 - No material law
15 3 - Laws of nature spiritual
15 3 - Right endeavor possible
15 3 - No laws of matter
15 4 - Divine fulfilment
15 4 - Truth destroys falsity
15 4 - Cancellation of human sin
15 4 - Destruction of all evil
15 4 - Profession and proof
15 4 - Christian standard
15 5 - God and His image
15 5 - Ignorance the sign of error
15 5 - Ignorant idolatry
15 5 - Spiritual thoughts
15 6 - Vapor and nothingness
15 6 - Deformity and perfection
15 6 - Jesus' disregard of matter
15 6 - Full fruitage yet to come
15 6 - Need and supply


October 14,1906

Subject: 16

DOCTRINE OF ATONEMENT.

2ooo



-- Golden Text --

Leviticus 19:2

    2 Speak unto all the congregation
of the children of Israel, and say
unto them, Ye shall be holy: for I
the Lord your God am holy.



Responsive Reading


Leviticus 19:4,9-18,30,31,35-37

    4 #Turn ye not unto idols, nor make
to yourselves molten gods: I am the
Lord your God.

    9 #And when ye reap the harvest of
your land, thou shalt not wholly reap
the corners of thy field, neither
shalt thou gather the gleanings of
thy harvest.

    10 And thou shalt not glean thy
vineyard, neither shalt thou gather
every grape of thy vineyard; thou
shalt leave them for the poor and
stranger: I am the Lord your God.

    11 #Ye shall not steal, neither
deal falsely, neither lie one to
another.

    12 #And ye shall not swear by my
name falsely, neither shalt thou
profane the name of thy God: I am the
Lord.

    13 #Thou shalt not defraud thy
neighbour, neither rob him: the wages
of him that is hired shall not abide
with thee all night until the
morning.

    14 #Thou shalt not curse the deaf,
nor put a stumblingblock before the
blind, but shalt fear thy God: I am
the Lord.

    15 #Ye shall do no unrighteousness
in judgment: thou shalt not respect
the person of the poor, nor honour
the person of the mighty: but in
righteousness shalt thou judge thy
neighbour.

    16 #Thou shalt not go up and down
as a talebearer among thy people:
neither shalt thou stand against the
blood of thy neighbour: I am the
Lord.

    17 #Thou shalt not hate thy brother
in thine heart: thou shalt in any
wise rebuke thy neighbour, and not
suffer sin upon him.

    18 #Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear
any grudge against the children of
thy people, but thou shalt love thy
neighbour as thyself: I am the Lord.

    30 #Ye shall keep my sabbaths, and
reverence my sanctuary: I am the Lord.


    31 #Regard not them that have
familiar spirits, neither seek after
wizards, to be defiled by them: I am
the Lord your God.

    35 #Ye shall do no unrighteousness
in judgment, in meteyard, in weight,
or in measure.

    36 Just balances, just weights, a
just ephah, and a just hin, shall ye
have: I am the Lord your God, which
brought you out of the land of Egypt.


    37 Therefore shall ye observe all
my statutes, and all my judgments,
and do them: I am the Lord.



Section 1


Genesis 12:1,2,4

    1 Now the Lord had said unto
Abram, Get thee out of thy country,
and from thy kindred, and from thy
father's house, unto a land that I
will shew thee:

    2 And I will make of thee a great
nation, and I will bless thee, and
make thy name great; and thou shalt
be a blessing:

    4 So Abram departed, as the Lord
had spoken unto him; and Lot went
with him: and Abram was seventy and
five years old when he departed out
of Haran.
Genesis 17:1,2,7

    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.

    2 And I will make my covenant
between me and thee, and will
multiply thee exceedingly.

    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.

***
Romans 4:1,3,13

    1 What shall we say then that
Abraham our father, as pertaining to
the flesh, hath found?

    3 For what saith the scripture?
Abraham believed God, and it was
counted unto him for righteousness.

    13 For the promise, that he should
be the heir of the world, was not to
Abraham, or to his seed, through the
law, but through the righteousness of
faith.


o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 253:32-8


    (Patience and final perfection)
    The divine demand, "Be ye therefore perfect," is scientific, and the human footsteps leading to perfection are indispensable. Individuals are consistent who, watching and praying, can "run, and not be weary; . . . walk, and not faint," who gain good rapidly and hold their position, or attain slowly and yield not to discouragement. God requires perfection, but not until the battle between Spirit and flesh is fought and the victory won.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 239:29

    (Antagonistic sources)
    The perfect Mind sends forth perfection, for God is Mind. Imperfect mortal mind sends forth its own resemblances, of which the wise man said, "All is vanity."

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 249:1

    (Perfect models)
    Let us accept Science, relinquish all theories based on sense-testimony, give up imperfect models and illusive ideals; and so let us have one God, one Mind, and that one perfect, producing His own models of excellence.


oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 276:19


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 322:3-7

    (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.



Section 2


Exodus 19:17-19

    17 And Moses brought forth the
people out of the camp to meet with
God; and they stood at the nether
part of the mount.

    18 And mount Sinai was altogether
on a smoke, because the Lord
descended upon it in fire: and the
smoke thereof ascended as the smoke
of a furnace, and the whole mount
quaked greatly.

    19 And when the voice of the
trumpet sounded long, and waxed
louder and louder, Moses spake, and
God answered him by a voice.
Exodus 20:1-3,18-20

    1 And God spake all these words,
saying,

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

    3 Thou shalt have no other gods
before me.

    18 #And all the people saw the
thunderings, and the lightnings, and
the noise of the trumpet, and the
mountain smoking: and when the people
saw it, they removed, and stood afar
off.

    19 And they said unto Moses, Speak
thou with us, and we will hear: but
let not God speak with us, lest we
die.

    20 And Moses said unto the people,
Fear not: for God is come to prove
you, and that his fear may be before
your faces, that ye sin not.


oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 340:15-22

  (- MORTAL MIND - Death)


    (-Platform summation-)
    "Thou shalt have no other gods before me." (Exodus xx. 3.) The First Commandment is my favorite text. It demonstrates Christian Science. It inculcates the tri-unity of God, Spirit, Mind; it signifies that man shall have no other spirit or mind but God, eternal good, and that all men shall have one Mind. The divine Principle of the First Commandment bases the Science of being, by which man demonstrates health, holiness, and life eternal.


587:17 Chapter 17: Glossary
(GODS)

    God is one God, infinite and perfect, and cannot become finite and imperfect.


ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 470:16,32

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


    (The divine standard of perfection)
    The children of God have but one Mind. How can good lapse into evil, when God, the Mind of man, never sins? The standard of perfection was originally God and man. Has God taken down His own standard, and has man fallen?
    (Indestructible relationship)
    The relations of God and man, divine Principle and idea, are indestructible in Science; and Science knows no lapse from nor return to harmony, but holds the divine order or spiritual law, in which God and all that He creates are perfect and eternal, to have remained unchanged in its eternal history.


o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 253:2


    (Testimony of Soul)
    The beauty of holiness, the perfection of being, imperishable glory, - all are Mine, for I am God. I give immortality to man, for I am Truth. I include and impart all bliss, for I am Love. I give life, without beginning and without end, for I am Life. I am supreme and give all, for I am Mind. I am the substance of all, because I AM THAT I AM.



Section 3


Numbers 15:24,25

    24 Then it shall be, if ought be
committed by ignorance without the
knowledge of the congregation, that
all the congregation shall offer one
young bullock for a burnt offering,
for a sweet savour unto the Lord,
with his meat offering, and his drink
offering, according to the manner,
and one kid of the goats for a sin
offering.

    25 And the priest shall make an
atonement for all the congregation of
the children of Israel, and it shall
be forgiven them; for it is
ignorance: and they shall bring their
offering, a sacrifice made by fire
unto the Lord, and their sin offering
before the Lord, for their ignorance:

***
Psalm 40:6-8

    6 Sacrifice and offering thou didst
not desire; mine ears hast thou
opened: burnt offering and sin
offering hast thou not required.

    7 Then said I, Lo, I come: in the
volume of the book it is written of
me,

    8 I delight to do thy will, O my
God: yea, thy law is within my heart.

***
Hebrews 10:1,4,9,19,22

    1 For the law having a shadow of
good things to come, and not the very
image of the things, can never with
those sacrifices which they offered
year by year continually make the
comers thereunto perfect.

    4 For it is not possible that the
blood of bulls and of goats should
take away sins.

    9 Then said he, Lo, I come to do
thy will, O God. He taketh away the
first, that he may establish the
second.

    19 Having therefore, brethren,
boldness to enter into the holiest by
the blood of Jesus,

    22 Let us draw near with a true
heart in full assurance of faith,
having our hearts sprinkled from an
evil conscience, and our bodies
washed with pure water.


3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 25:3-9


    (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.

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

    (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.


o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 140:18


    (The true worship) Worshipping through the medium of matter is paganism. Judaic and other rituals are but types and shadows of true worship. "The true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth."


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


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

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 20:6,24

    To the ritualistic priest and hypocritical Pharisee Jesus said, "The publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you." 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.
    (Behest of the cross)
    Material belief is slow to acknowledge what the spiritual fact implies. The truth is the centre of all religion. It commands sure entrance into the realm of Love. St. Paul wrote, "Let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us;" that is, let us put aside material self and sense, and seek the divine Principle and Science of all healing.



Section 4


Micah 2:1,2

    1 Woe to them that devise
iniquity, and work evil upon their
beds! when the morning is light, they
practise it, because it is in the
power of their hand.

    2 And they covet fields, and take
them by violence; and houses, and
take them away: so they oppress a man
and his house, even a man and his
heritage.
Micah 6:6,8

    6 #Wherewith shall I come before
the Lord, and bow myself before the
high God? shall I come before him
with burnt offerings, with calves of
a year old?

    8 He hath shewed thee, O man, what
is good; and what doth the Lord
require of thee, but to do justly,
and to love mercy, and to walk humbly
with thy God?
Micah 4:1-4

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

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

    3 #And he shall judge among many
people, and rebuke strong nations
afar off; and they shall beat their
swords into plowshares, and their
spears into pruninghooks: nation
shall not lift up a sword against
nation, neither shall they learn war
any more.

    4 But they shall sit every man
under his vine and under his fig
tree; and none shall make them
afraid: for the mouth of the Lord of
hosts hath spoken it.


3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 22:30-5


    (Justice and substitution)
    Justice requires reformation of the sinner. Mercy cancels the debt only when justice approves. Revenge is inadmissible. Wrath which is only appeased is not destroyed, but partially indulged. 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.


oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 327:1


    (Conversion of Saul)
    Reform comes by understanding that there is no abiding pleasure in evil, and also by gaining an affection for good according to Science, which reveals the immortal fact that neither pleasure nor pain, appetite nor passion, can exist in or of matter, while divine Mind can and does destroy the false beliefs of pleasure, pain, or fear and all the sinful appetites of the human mind.


oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 404:10,26-28


    (Appetites to be abandoned) Lust, malice, and all sorts of evil are diseased beliefs, and you can destroy them only by destroying the wicked motives which produce them. If the evil is over in the repentant mortal mind, while its effects still remain on the individual, you can remove this disorder as God's law is fulfilled and reformation cancels the crime. The healthy sinner is the hardened sinner.
    (Sin or fear the root of sickness)
    Healing the sick and reforming the sinner are one and the same thing in Christian Science. Both cures require the same method and are inseparable in Truth.


o4oo Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked - xi:9-14

    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.



Section 5


Romans 5:1,2,10,11

    1 Therefore being justified by
faith, we have peace with God through
our Lord Jesus Christ:

    2 By whom also we have access by
faith into this grace wherein we
stand, and rejoice in hope of the
glory of God.

    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.

***
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.


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 - 19:17-24

    (Efficacious repentance)
    Every pang of repentance and suffering, every effort for reform, every good thought and deed, will help us to understand Jesus' atonement for sin and aid its efficacy; but if the sinner continues to pray and repent, sin and be sorry, he has little part in the atonement, - in the at-one-ment with God, - for he lacks the practical repentance, which reforms the heart and enables man to do the will of wisdom.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 24:11-15

    (Radical changes)
    He to whom "the arm of the Lord" is revealed will believe our report, and rise into newness of life with regeneration. This is having part in the atonement; this is the understanding, in which Jesus suffered and triumphed.



Section 6


Hebrews 7:18,19

    18 For there is verily a
disannulling of the commandment going
before for the weakness and
unprofitableness thereof.

    19 For the law made nothing
perfect, but the bringing in of a
better hope did; by the which we draw
nigh unto God.
Hebrews 8:10-12

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

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

    12 For I will be merciful to their
unrighteousness, and their sins and
their iniquities will I remember no
more.

***
John 14:6,19,20,27

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

    19 Yet a little while, and the
world seeth me no more; but ye see
me: because I live, ye shall live
also.

    20 At that day ye shall know that I
am in my Father, and ye in me, and I
in you.

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


3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 22:23-27


    (Deliverance not vicarious)
    Final deliverance from error, whereby we rejoice in immortality, boundless freedom, and sinless sense, is not reached through paths of flowers nor by pinning one's faith without works to another's vicarious effort.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 21:1-14

    (Moral victory)
    If Truth is overcoming error in your daily walk and conversation, you can finally say, "I have fought a good fight . . . I have kept the faith," because you are a better man. This is having our part in the at-one-ment with Truth and Love. Christians do not continue to labor and pray, expecting because of another's goodness, suffering, and triumph, that they shall reach his harmony and reward.
    If the disciple is advancing spiritually, he is striving to enter in. He constantly turns away from material sense, and looks towards the imperishable things of Spirit. If honest, he will be in earnest from the start, and gain a little each day in the right direction, till at last he finishes his course with joy.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 45:6-10,16

    (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.
    (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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 55:15-21

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

Subheadings in this lesson

16 1 - Patience and final perfection
16 1 - Antagonistic sources
16 1 - Perfect models
16 1 - Perfection requisite
16 1 - Standpoints changed
16 2 - -Platform summation-
16 2 - The divine standard of perfection
16 2 - Indestructible relationship
16 2 - Testimony of Soul
16 3 - True flesh and blood
16 3 - Proof in practice
16 3 - The true worship
16 3 - Jesus' sinless career
16 3 - Behest of the cross
16 4 - Justice and substitution
16 4 - Conversion of Saul
16 4 - Appetites to be abandoned
16 4 - Sin or fear the root of sickness
16 5 - Human reconciliation
16 5 - Efficacious repentance
16 5 - Radical changes
16 6 - Deliverance not vicarious
16 6 - Moral victory
16 6 - Victory over the grave
16 6 - The stone rolled away
16 6 - Injustice to the Saviour


October 21,1906

Subject: 17

PROBATION AFTER DEATH.

ooo3



-- Golden Text --

Revelation 20:6

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


Responsive Reading


Matthew 22:1,15,23-33

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

    15 #Then went the Pharisees, and
took counsel how they might entangle
him in his talk.

    23 #The same day came to him the
Sadducees, which say that there is no
resurrection, and asked him,

    24 Saying, Master, Moses said, If a
man die, having no children, his
brother shall marry his wife, and
raise up seed unto his brother.

    25 Now there were with us seven
brethren: and the first, when he had
married a wife, deceased, and, having
no issue, left his wife unto his
brother:

    26 Likewise the second also, and
the third, unto the seventh.

    27 And last of all the woman died
also.

    28 Therefore in the resurrection
whose wife shall she be of the seven?
for they all had her.

    29 Jesus answered and said unto
them, Ye do err, not knowing the
scriptures, nor the power of God.

    30 For in the resurrection they
neither marry, nor are given in
marriage, but are as the angels of
God in heaven.

    31 But as touching the resurrection
of the dead, have ye not read that
which was spoken unto you by God,
saying,

    32 I am the God of Abraham, and the
God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob?
God is not the God of the dead, but
of the living.

    33 And when the multitude heard
this, they were astonished at his
doctrine.


Section 1


Deuteronomy 18:13

    13 Thou shalt be perfect with the
Lord thy God.

***
Exodus 28:30

    30 #And thou shalt put in the
breastplate of judgment the Urim and
the Thummim; and they shall be upon
Aaron's heart, when he goeth in
before the Lord: and Aaron shall bear
the judgment of the children of
Israel upon his heart before the Lord
continually.

***
Job 8:20

    20 Behold, God will not cast away a
perfect man, neither will he help the
evil doers:

***
Proverbs 4:18

    18 But the path of the just is as
the shining light, that shineth more
and more unto the perfect day.

***
Ephesians 1:3,4

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

    4 According as he hath chosen us in
him before the foundation of the
world, that we should be holy and
without blame before him in love:

***
Revelation 7:9,13-15

    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;

    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.

595:11 Chapter 17: Glossary
(THUMMIM)

    THUMMIM. Perfection; the eternal demand of divine Science.

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

  (- MORTAL MIND - Sin)


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

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


    (Immaterial pleasure)
    The sinless joy, - the perfect harmony and immortality of Life, possessing unlimited divine beauty and goodness without a single bodily pleasure or pain, - constitutes the only veritable, indestructible man, whose being is spiritual. This state of existence is scientific and intact, - a perfection discernible only by those who have the final understanding of Christ in divine Science. Death can never hasten this state of existence, for death must be overcome, not submitted to, before immortality appears.
    The recognition of Spirit and of infinity comes not suddenly here or hereafter. The pious Polycarp said: "I cannot turn at once from good to evil." Neither do other mortals accomplish the change from error to truth at a single bound.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 295:11


    (Mortals unlike immortals)
    Mortals are not like immortals, created in God's own image; but infinite Spirit being all, mortal consciousness will at last yield to the scientific fact and disappear, and the real sense of being, perfect and forever intact, will appear.

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.

595:17 Chapter 17: Glossary
(TIME)

    TIME. Mortal measurements; limits, in which are summed up all human acts, thoughts, beliefs, opinions, knowledge; matter; error; that which begins before, and continues after, what is termed death, until the mortal disappears and spiritual perfection appears.


Section 2


Genesis 2:8,16,17

    8 #And the Lord God planted a
garden eastward in Eden; and there he
put the man whom he had formed.

    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.

***
Job 14:1,14

    1 Man that is born of a woman is
of few days, and full of trouble.

    14 If a man die, shall he live
again? all the days of my appointed
time will I wait, till my change
come.

***
Romans 5:12,17

    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:

    17 For if by one man's offence
death reigned by one; much more they
which receive abundance of grace and
of the gift of righteousness shall
reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)

***
I Peter 3:18

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

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 426:28-29


    (Christian standard)
    Sin brought death, and death will disappear with the disappearance of sin.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 77:5


    (Second death)
    Existence continues to be a belief of corporeal sense until the Science of being is reached. Error brings its own self-destruction both here and hereafter, for mortal mind creates its own physical conditions. Death will occur on the next plane of existence as on this, until the spiritual understanding of Life is reached. Then, and not until then, will it be demonstrated that "the second death hath no power."

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 392:3


    (Sin to be overcome) Only while fear or sin remains can it bring forth death. To cure a bodily ailment, every broken moral law should be taken into account and the error be rebuked. Fear, which is an element of all disease, must be cast out to readjust the balance for God. Casting out evil and fear enables truth to outweigh error. The only course is to take antagonistic grounds against all that is opposed to the health, holiness, and harmony of man, God's image.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 496:20

(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?


    (Triumph over death)
    "The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law," - the law of mortal belief, at war with the facts of immortal Life, even with the spiritual law which says to the grave, "Where is thy victory?" But "when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory."


Section 3


Ecclesiastes 12:1,6,14

    1 Remember now thy Creator in the
days of thy youth, while the evil
days come not, nor the years draw
nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no
pleasure in them;

    6 Or ever the silver cord be
loosed, or the golden bowl be broken,
or the pitcher be broken at the
fountain, or the wheel broken at the
cistern.

    14 For God shall bring every work
into judgment, with every secret
thing, whether it be good, or whether
it be evil.

***
Revelation 20:12,13

    12 And I saw the dead, small and
great, stand before God; and the
books were opened: and another book
was opened, which is the book of
life: and the dead were judged out of
those things which were written in
the books, according to their works.

    13 And the sea gave up the dead
which were in it; and death and hell
delivered up the dead which were in
them: and they were judged every man
according to their works.
Revelation 6:1,9-11

    1 And I saw when the Lamb opened
one of the seals, and I heard, as it
were the noise of thunder, one of the
four beasts saying, Come and see.

    9 And when he had opened the fifth
seal, I saw under the altar the souls
of them that were slain for the word
of God, and for the testimony which
they held:

    10 And they cried with a loud
voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy
and true, dost thou not judge and
avenge our blood on them that dwell
on the earth?

    11 And white robes were given unto
every one of them; and it was said
unto them, that they should rest yet
for a little season, until their
fellowservants also and their
brethren, that should be killed as
they were, should be fulfilled.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 291:1,23


    (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. We know that all will be changed "in the twinkling of an eye," when the last trump shall sound; but this last call of wisdom cannot come till mortals have already yielded to each lesser call in the growth of Christian character. Mortals need not fancy that belief in the experience of death will awaken them to glorified being.
    (Salvation and probation)
    As death findeth mortal man, so shall he be after death, until probation and growth shall effect the needed change. Mind never becomes dust. No resurrection from the grave awaits Mind or Life, for the grave has no power over either.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 290:3-10

    (Death no advantage)
    If the Principle, rule, and demonstration of man's being are not in the least understood before what is termed death overtakes mortals, they will rise no higher spiritually in the scale of existence on account of that single experience, but will remain as material as before the transition, still seeking happiness through a material, instead of through a spiritual sense of life, and from selfish and inferior motives.

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 4


John 13:36

    36 #Simon Peter said unto him,
Lord, whither goest thou? Jesus
answered him, Whither I go, thou
canst not follow me now; but thou
shalt follow me afterwards.
John 14:2,3,19

    2 In my Father's house are many
mansions: if it were not so, I would
have told you. I go to prepare a
place for you.

    3 And if I go and prepare a place
for you, I will come again, and
receive you unto myself; that where I
am, there ye may be also.

    19 Yet a little while, and the
world seeth me no more; but ye see
me: because I live, ye shall live
also.

***
Mark 16:9,12,14

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

    12 #After that he appeared in
another form unto two of them, as
they walked, and went into the
country.

    14 #Afterward he appeared unto the
eleven as they sat at meat, and
upbraided them with their unbelief
and hardness of heart, because they
believed not them which had seen him
after he was risen.

***
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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 555:27


    (The origin of divinity)
    Our great example, Jesus, could restore the individualized manifestation of existence, which seemed to vanish in death. Knowing that God was the Life of man, Jesus was able to present himself unchanged after the crucifixion. Truth fosters the idea of Truth, and not the belief in illusion or error. That which is real, is sustained by Spirit.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 44:28-31


    (Obstacles overcome)
    His disciples believed Jesus to be dead while he was hidden in the sepulchre, whereas he was alive, demonstrating within the narrow tomb the power of Spirit to overrule mortal, material sense.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 45:32

    (After the resurrection)
    Jesus' students, not sufficiently advanced fully to understand their Master's triumph, did not perform many wonderful works, until they saw him after his crucifixion and learned that he had not died. This convinced them of the truthfulness of all that he had taught.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 46:20

    (Spiritual ascension)
    Jesus' unchanged physical condition after what seemed to be death was followed by his exaltation above all material conditions; and this exaltation explained his ascension, and revealed unmistakably a probationary and progressive state beyond the grave. Jesus was "the way;" that is, he marked the way for all men. In his final demonstration, called the ascension, which closed the earthly record of Jesus, he rose above the physical knowledge of his disciples, and the material senses saw him no more.

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

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

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

    This spiritual meeting with our Lord in the dawn of a new light is the morning meal which Christian Scientists commemorate. They bow before Christ, Truth, to receive more of his reappearing and silently to commune with the divine Principle, Love. They celebrate their Lord's victory over death, his probation in the flesh after death, its exemplification of human probation, and his spiritual and final ascension above matter, or the flesh, when he rose out of material sight.


Section 5


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 8:51

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

***
Luke 20:34-38

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

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

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

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

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 289:14-30


    (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.
    The belief that matter has life results, by the universal law of mortal mind, in a belief in death. So man, tree, and flower are supposed to die; but the fact remains, that God's universe is spiritual and immortal.
    (Spiritual offspring)
    The spiritual fact and the material belief of things are contradictions; but the spiritual is true, and therefore the material must be untrue. Life is not in matter. Therefore it cannot be said to pass out of matter. Matter and death are mortal illusions. Spirit and all things spiritual are the real and eternal.

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 68:30-2


    (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.

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 69:13

    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 6


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.

***
I Corinthians 15:20,22,23,54,56,57

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

    22 For as in Adam all die, even so
in Christ shall all be made alive.

    23 But every man in his own order:
Christ the firstfruits; afterward they
that are Christ's at his coming.

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

    56 The sting of death is sin; and
the strength of sin is the law.

    57 But thanks be to God, which
giveth us the victory through our
Lord Jesus Christ.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 291:12


    (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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 296:6,16-21

    (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.
    Mortal belief must lose all satisfaction in error and sin in order to part with them.
    Whether mortals will learn this sooner or later, and how long they will suffer the pangs of destruction, depends upon the tenacity of error.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 426:11


    (Our footsteps heavenward)
    If the belief in death were obliterated, and the understanding obtained that there is no death, this would be a "tree of life," known by its fruits. Man should renew his energies and endeavors, and see the folly of hypocrisy, while also learning the necessity of working out his own salvation. When it is learned that disease cannot destroy life, and that mortals are not saved from sin or sickness by death, this understanding will quicken into newness of life. It will master either a desire to die or a dread of the grave, and thus destroy the great fear that besets mortal existence.

593:20 Chapter 17: Glossary
(SALVATION)

    SALVATION. Life, Truth, and Love understood and demonstrated as supreme over all; sin, sickness, and death destroyed.

Subheadings in this lesson

17 1 - -26- Purity the path to perfection
17 1 - Immaterial pleasure
17 1 - Mortals unlike immortals
17 1 - A mortal not man
17 2 - Christian standard
17 2 - Second death
17 2 - Sin to be overcome
17 2 - Triumph over death
17 3 - Sin is punished
17 3 - Salvation and probation
17 3 - Death no advantage
17 3 - Life all-inclusive
17 4 - The origin of divinity
17 4 - Obstacles overcome
17 4 - After the resurrection
17 4 - Spiritual ascension
17 4 - The last breakfast
17 5 - Death but an illusion
17 5 - Spiritual offspring
17 5 - God's creation intact
17 6 - Salvation and probation
17 6 - Scientific purgation
17 6 - Our footsteps heavenward


October 28,1906

Subject: 18

EVERLASTING PUNISHMENT.

oo3o



-- Golden Text --

Numbers 32:23

    23 But if ye will not do so,
behold, ye have sinned against the
Lord: and be sure your sin will find
you out.


Responsive Reading


Deuteronomy 32:9,10,12,15,18,20,22,29,30-33,36,37

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

    10 He found him in a desert land,
and in the waste howling wilderness;
he led him about, he instructed him,
he kept him as the apple of his eye.

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


    15 #But Jeshurun waxed fat, and
kicked: thou art waxen fat, thou art
grown thick, thou art covered with
fatness; then he forsook God which
made him, and lightly esteemed the
Rock of his salvation.

    18 Of the Rock that begat thee thou
art unmindful, and hast forgotten God
that formed thee.

    20 And he said, I will hide my face
from them, I will see what their end
shall be: for they are a very froward
generation, children in whom is no
faith.

    22 For a fire is kindled in mine
anger, and shall burn unto the lowest
hell, and shall consume the earth
with her increase, and set on fire
the foundations of the mountains.

    29 O that they were wise, that they
understood this, that they would
consider their latter end!

    30 How should one chase a thousand,
and two put ten thousand to flight,
except their Rock had sold them, and
the Lord had shut them up?

    31 For their rock is not as our
Rock, even our enemies themselves
being judges.

    32 For their vine is of the vine of
Sodom, and of the fields of Gomorrah:
their grapes are grapes of gall,
their clusters are bitter:

    33 Their wine is the poison of
dragons, and the cruel venom of asps.


    36 For the Lord shall judge his
people, and repent himself for his
servants, when he seeth that their
power is gone, and there is none shut
up, or left.

    37 And he shall say, Where are
their gods, their rock in whom they
trusted,


Section 1


Lamentations 5:1,2,7,8,15-17,21

    1 Remember, O Lord, what is come
upon us: consider, and behold our
reproach.

    2 Our inheritance is turned to
strangers, our houses to aliens.

    7 Our fathers have sinned, and are
not; and we have borne their
iniquities.

    8 Servants have ruled over us:
there is none that doth deliver us
out of their hand.

    15 The joy of our heart is ceased;
our dance is turned into mourning.

    16 The crown is fallen from our
head: woe unto us, that we have
sinned!

    17 For this our heart is faint; for
these things our eyes are dim.

    21 Turn thou us unto thee, O Lord,
and we shall be turned; renew our days
as of old.

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."

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 404:29


    (Sin or fear the root of sickness) Hatred, envy, dishonesty, fear, and so forth, make a man sick, and neither material medicine nor Mind can help him permanently, even in body, unless it makes him better mentally, and so delivers him from his destroyers. The basic error is mortal mind. Hatred inflames the brutal propensities. The indulgence of evil motives and aims makes any man, who is above the lowest type of manhood, a hopeless sufferer.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 405:26

    (Cumulative repentance) If sin is not regretted and is not lessening, then it is hastening on to physical and moral doom. You are conquered by the moral penalties you incur and the ills they bring. The pains of sinful sense are less harmful than its pleasures. Belief in material suffering causes mortals to retreat from their error, to flee from body to Spirit, and to appeal to divine sources outside of themselves.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 542:21,29-5


    (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.
    (Climax of suffering)
    The sinful misconception of Life as something less than God, having no truth to support it, falls back upon itself. This error, after reaching the climax of suffering, yields to Truth and returns to dust; but it is only mortal man and not the real man, who dies.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 540:11

    (Cleansing upheaval)
    In moral chemicalization, when the symptoms of evil, illusion, are aggravated, we may think in our ignorance that the Lord hath wrought an evil; but we ought to know that God's law uncovers so-called sin and its effects, only that Truth may annihilate all sense of evil and all power to sin.


Section 2


Isaiah 28:16-18,20,21

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

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

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

    20 For the bed is shorter than that
a man can stretch himself on it: and
the covering narrower than that he
can wrap himself in it.

    21 For the Lord shall rise up as in
mount Perazim, he shall be wroth as
in the valley of Gibeon, that he may
do his work, his strange work; and
bring to pass his act, his strange
act.

***
Matthew 23:37-39

    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.

    39 For I say unto you, Ye shall not
see me henceforth, till ye shall say,
Blessed is he that cometh in the name
of the Lord.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 36:4


    (Final purpose)
    Divine Science reveals the necessity of sufficient suffering, either before or after death, to quench the love of sin. To remit the penalty due for sin, would be for Truth to pardon error. Escape from punishment is not in accordance with God's government, since justice is the handmaid of mercy.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 405:5


    (Mental conspirators)
    Christian Science commands man to master the propensities, - to hold hatred in abeyance with kindness, to conquer lust with chastity, revenge with charity, and to overcome deceit with honesty. Choke these errors in their early stages, if you would not cherish an army of conspirators against health, happiness, and success. They will deliver you to the judge, the arbiter of truth against error. The judge will deliver you to justice, and the sentence of the moral law will be executed upon mortal mind and body. Both will be manacled until the last farthing is paid, - until you have balanced your account with God. "Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap." The good man finally can overcome his fear of sin. This is sin's necessity, - to destroy itself. Immortal man demonstrates the government of God, good, in which is no power to sin.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 536:20-29


    (The fall of error)
    Passions and appetites must end in pain. They are "of few days, and full of trouble." Their supposed joys are cheats. Their narrow limits belittle their gratifications, and hedge about their achievements with thorns.
    (True attainment)
    Mortal mind accepts the erroneous, material conception of life and joy, but the true idea is gained from the immortal side. Through toil, struggle, and sorrow, what do mortals attain? They give up their belief in perishable life and happiness; the mortal and material return to dust, and the immortal is reached.


Section 3


Isaiah 3:11

    11 Woe unto the wicked! it shall be
ill with him: for the reward of his
hands shall be given him.
Isaiah 24:17,18

    17 Fear, and the pit, and the
snare, are upon thee, O inhabitant of
the earth.

    18 And it shall come to pass, that
he who fleeth from the noise of the
fear shall fall into the pit; and he
that cometh up out of the midst of
the pit shall be taken in the snare:
for the windows from on high are
open, and the foundations of the
earth do shake.
Isaiah 57:13,14,20,21

    13 #When thou criest, let thy
companies deliver thee; but the wind
shall carry them all away; vanity
shall take them: but he that putteth
his trust in me shall possess the
land, and shall inherit my holy
mountain;

    14 And shall say, Cast ye up, cast
ye up, prepare the way, take up the
stumblingblock out of the way of my
people.

    20 But the wicked are like the
troubled sea, when it cannot rest,
whose waters cast up mire and dirt.

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

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 6:12-14


    (Pardon and amendment)
    Every supposed pleasure in sin will furnish more than its equivalent of pain, until belief in material life and sin is destroyed.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 327:12


    (Image of the beast)
    The way to escape the misery of sin is to cease sinning. There is no other way. Sin is the image of the beast to be effaced by the sweat of agony. It is a moral madness which rushes forth to clamor with midnight and tempest.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 404:19


    (Temperance reform)
    This conviction, that there is no real pleasure in sin, is one of the most important points in the theology of Christian Science. Arouse the sinner to this new and true view of sin, show him that sin confers no pleasure, and this knowledge strengthens his moral courage and increases his ability to master evil and to love good.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 96:12-24


    (Arena of contest)
    This material world is even now becoming the arena for conflicting forces. On one side there will be discord and dismay; on the other side there will be Science and peace. The breaking up of material beliefs may seem to be famine and pestilence, want and woe, sin, sickness, and death, which assume new phases until their nothingness appears. These disturbances will continue until the end of error, when all discord will be swallowed up in spiritual Truth.
    Mortal error will vanish in a moral chemicalization. This mental fermentation has begun, and will continue until all errors of belief yield to understanding. Belief is changeable, but spiritual understanding is changeless.


Section 4


Ezekiel 33:10,11,13-15

    10 Therefore, O thou son of man,
speak unto the house of Israel; Thus
ye speak, saying, If our
transgressions and our sins be upon
us, and we pine away in them, how
should we then live?

    11 Say unto them, As I live, saith
the Lord God, I have no pleasure in
the death of the wicked; but that the
wicked turn from his way and live:
turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways;
for why will ye die, O house of
Israel?

    13 When I shall say to the
righteous, that he shall surely live;
if he trust to his own righteousness,
and commit iniquity, all his
righteousnesses shall not be
remembered; but for his iniquity that
he hath committed, he shall die for
it.

    14 Again, when I say unto the
wicked, Thou shalt surely die; if he
turn from his sin, and do that which
is lawful and right;

    15 If the wicked restore the
pledge, give again that he had
robbed, walk in the statutes of life,
without committing iniquity; he shall
surely live, he shall not die.

***
John 5:2,5,8,9,14

    2 Now there is at Jerusalem by the
sheep market a pool, which is called
in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having
five porches.

    5 And a certain man was there,
which had an infirmity thirty and
eight years.

    8 Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take
up thy bed, and walk.

    9 And immediately the man was made
whole, and took up his bed, and
walked: and on the same day was the
sabbath.

    14 Afterward Jesus findeth him in
the temple, and said unto him,
Behold, thou art made whole: sin no
more, lest a worse thing come unto
thee.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 373:19-21


    (Love frees from fear)
    The fear occasioned by ignorance can be cured; but to remove the effects of fear produced by sin, you must rise above both fear and sin.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 569:21-25


    (Expiation by suffering)
    The sin, which one has made his bosom companion, comes back to him at last with accelerated force, for the devil knoweth his time is short. Here the Scriptures declare that evil is temporal, not eternal.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 290:23-27


    (Sin is punished)
    The sin and error which possess us at the instant of death do not cease at that moment, but endure until the death of these errors. To be wholly spiritual, man must be sinless, and he becomes thus only when he reaches perfection.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 369:32-5


    (No healing in sin)
    To be every whit whole, man must be better spiritually as well as physically. To be immortal, we must forsake the mortal sense of things, turn from the lie of false belief to Truth, and gather the facts of being from the divine Mind.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 292:1-4(to .)


    (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."


Section 5


Proverbs 11:3,19

    3 The integrity of the upright
shall guide them: but the
perverseness of transgressors shall
destroy them.

    19 As righteousness tendeth to
life: so he that pursueth evil
pursueth it to his own death.

***
Matthew 18:7

    7 #Woe unto the world because of
offences! for it must needs be that
offences come; but woe to that man by
whom the offence cometh!

***
John 13:26(after .),27

***
And when he had dipped the sop, he
gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of
Simon.

    27 And after the sop Satan entered
into him. Then said Jesus unto him,
That thou doest, do quickly.

***
Matthew 27:3-5

    3 #Then Judas, which had betrayed
him, when he saw that he was
condemned, repented himself, and
brought again the thirty pieces of
silver to the chief priests and
elders,

    4 Saying, I have sinned in that I
have betrayed the innocent blood. And
they said, What is that to us? see
thou to that.

    5 And he cast down the pieces of
silver in the temple, and departed,
and went and hanged himself.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 447:12-14


    (Expose sin without believing in it)
    Ignorance, subtlety, or false charity does not forever conceal error; evil will in time disclose and punish itself.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 357:1-5


    (Two infinite creators absurd) In common justice, we must admit that God will not punish man for doing what He created man capable of doing, and knew from the outset that man would do. God is "of purer eyes than to behold evil."

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 6:18


    (Mercy without partiality)
    To suppose that God forgives or punishes sin according as His mercy is sought or unsought, is to misunderstand Love and to make prayer the safety-valve for wrong-doing.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 407:6-11


    (Universal panacea)
    Man's enslavement to the most relentless masters - passion, selfishness, envy, hatred, and revenge - is conquered only by a mighty struggle. Every hour of delay makes the struggle more severe. If man is not victorious over the passions, they crush out happiness, health, and manhood.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 537:13


    (Justice and recompense)
    "Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap." Error excludes itself from harmony. Sin is its own punishment. Truth guards the gateway to harmony. Error tills its own barren soil and buries itself in the ground, since ground and dust stand for nothingness.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 186:19-22


    (Evil negative and self-destructive)
    The only power of evil is to destroy itself. It can never destroy one iota of good. Every attempt of evil to destroy good is a failure, and only aids in peremptorily punishing the evil-doer.


Section 6


II Thessalonians 2:1,2,7,8

    1 Now we beseech you, brethren, by
the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ,
and by our gathering together unto
him,

    2 That ye be not soon shaken in
mind, or be troubled, neither by
spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as
from us, as that the day of Christ is
at hand.

    7 For the mystery of iniquity doth
already work: only he who now letteth
will let, until he be taken out of
the way.

    8 And then shall that Wicked be
revealed, whom the Lord shall consume
with the spirit of his mouth, and
shall destroy with the brightness of
his coming:

***
Revelation 19:11,13,15,16

    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.

    13 And he was clothed with a
vesture dipped in blood: and his name
is called The Word of God.

    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.
Revelation 20:11,12,14(to .)

    11 And I saw a great white throne,
and him that sat on it, from whose
face the earth and the heaven fled
away; and there was found no place
for them.

    12 And I saw the dead, small and
great, stand before God; and the
books were opened: and another book
was opened, which is the book of
life: and the dead were judged out of
those things which were written in
the books, according to their works.

    14 And death and hell were cast
into the lake of fire.
Revelation 21:7

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

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 39:1-2,6


    (Mockery of truth)
    Meekly our Master met the mockery of his unrecognized grandeur.
    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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 406:20(begin We)-25


    (Resist to the end) We can, and ultimately shall, so rise as to avail ourselves in every direction of the supremacy of Truth over error, Life over death, and good over evil, and this growth will go on until we arrive at the fulness of God's idea, and no more fear that we shall be sick and die.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 390:7,32

    (Ultimate harmony)
    It is our ignorance of God, the divine Principle, which produces apparent discord, and the right understanding of Him restores harmony. Truth will at length compel us all to exchange the pleasures and pains of sense for the joys of Soul.
    (Treatment of disease)
    Rise in the conscious strength of the spirit of Truth to overthrow the plea of mortal mind, alias matter, arrayed against the supremacy of Spirit. Blot out the images of mortal thought and its beliefs in sickness and sin. Then, when thou art delivered to the judgment of Truth, Christ, the judge will say, "Thou art whole!"

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 538:7


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

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.

Subheadings in this lesson

18 1 - Vicarious suffering
18 1 - Sin or fear the root of sickness
18 1 - Cumulative repentance
18 1 - Retribution and remorse
18 1 - Climax of suffering
18 1 - Cleansing upheaval
18 2 - Final purpose
18 2 - Mental conspirators
18 2 - The fall of error
18 2 - True attainment
18 3 - Pardon and amendment
18 3 - Image of the beast
18 3 - Temperance reform
18 3 - Arena of contest
18 4 - Love frees from fear
18 4 - Expiation by suffering
18 4 - Sin is punished
18 4 - No healing in sin
18 4 - Day of judgment
18 5 - Expose sin without believing in it
18 5 - Two infinite creators absurd
18 5 - Mercy without partiality
18 5 - Universal panacea
18 5 - Justice and recompense
18 5 - Evil negative and self-destructive
18 6 - Mockery of truth
18 6 - Resist to the end
18 6 - Ultimate harmony
18 6 - Treatment of disease
18 6 - Spiritual gateway
18 6 - Divine authority


November 4,1906

Subject: 19

ADAM AND FALLEN MAN.

o3oo



-- Golden Text --

Psalm 4:2,3

    2 O ye sons of men, how long will
ye turn my glory into shame? how long
will ye love vanity, and seek after
leasing? Selah.

    3 But know that the Lord hath set
apart him that is godly for himself:
the Lord will hear when I call unto
him.


Responsive Reading


Psalm 10:1-12,16-18

    1 Why standest thou afar off, O
Lord? why hidest thou thyself in
times of trouble?

    2 The wicked in his pride doth
persecute the poor: let them be taken
in the devices that they have
imagined.

    3 For the wicked boasteth of his
heart's desire, and blesseth the
covetous, whom the Lord abhorreth.

    4 The wicked, through the pride of
his countenance, will not seek after
God: God is not in all his thoughts.

    5 His ways are always grievous; thy
judgments are far above out of his
sight: as for all his enemies, he
puffeth at them.

    6 He hath said in his heart, I
shall not be moved: for I shall never
be in adversity.

    7 His mouth is full of cursing and
deceit and fraud: under his tongue is
mischief and vanity.

    8 He sitteth in the lurking places
of the villages: in the secret places
doth he murder the innocent: his eyes
are privily set against the poor.

    9 He lieth in wait secretly as a
lion in his den: he lieth in wait to
catch the poor: he doth catch the
poor, when he draweth him into his
net.

    10 He croucheth, and humbleth
himself, that the poor may fall by
his strong ones.

    11 He hath said in his heart, God
hath forgotten: he hideth his face;
he will never see it.

    12 Arise, O Lord; O God, lift up
thine hand: forget not the humble.

    16 The Lord is King for ever and
ever: the heathen are perished out of
his land.

    17 Lord, thou hast heard the desire
of the humble: thou wilt prepare
their heart, thou wilt cause thine
ear to hear:

    18 To judge the fatherless and the
oppressed, that the man of the earth
may no more oppress.


Section 1


Genesis 5:3,5,6,8

    3 #And Adam lived an hundred and
thirty years, and begat a son in his
own likeness, after his image; and
called his name Seth:

    5 And all the days that Adam lived
were nine hundred and thirty years:
and he died.

    6 And Seth lived an hundred and
five years, and begat Enos:

    8 And all the days of Seth were
nine hundred and twelve years: and he
died.

***
Isaiah 40:6,7

    6 The voice said, Cry. And he said,
What shall I cry? All flesh is grass,
and all the goodliness thereof is as
the flower of the field:

    7 The grass withereth, the flower
fadeth: because the spirit of the
Lord bloweth upon it: surely the
people is grass.

***
Job 14:1,2

    1 Man that is born of a woman is
of few days, and full of trouble.

    2 He cometh forth like a flower,
and is cut down: he fleeth also as a
shadow, and continueth not.

***
Jeremiah 16:5,19

    5 For thus saith the Lord, Enter
not into the house of mourning,
neither go to lament nor bemoan them:
for I have taken away my peace from
this people, saith the Lord, even
lovingkindness and mercies.

    19 O Lord, my strength, and my
fortress, and my refuge in the day of
affliction, the Gentiles shall come
unto thee from the ends of the earth,
and shall say, Surely our fathers
have inherited lies, vanity, and
things wherein there is no profit.

579:15-1(to 2nd ;) Chapter 17: Glossary
(ADAM)

    ADAM. Error; a falsity; the belief in "original sin," sickness, and death; evil; the opposite of good, - of God and His creation; a curse; a belief in intelligent matter, finiteness, and mortality; "dust to dust;"

580:16(after ;)-27 Chapter 17: Glossary
Life's counterfeit, which ultimates in death; the opposite of
Love, called hate; the usurper of Spirit's creation, called
elf-creative matter; immortality's 'opposite, mortality; that of
hich wisdom saith, "Thou shalt surely die."

    The name Adam represents the false supposition that Life is not eternal, but has beginning and end; that the infinite enters the finite, that intelligence passes into non-intelligence, and that Soul dwells in material sense; that immortal Mind results in matter, and matter in mortal mind; that the one God and creator entered what He created, and then disappeared in the atheism of matter.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 529:30


    (Adam)
    Adam, the synonym for error, stands for a belief of material mind. He begins his reign over man somewhat mildly, but he increases in falsehood and his days become shorter. In this development, the immortal, spiritual law of Truth is made manifest as forever opposed to mortal, material sense.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 532:10

    (Progeny cursed) Adam and his progeny were cursed, not blessed; and this indicates that the divine Spirit, or Father, condemns material man and remands him to dust.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 545:31

    (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. Spirit, God, never germinates, but is "the same yesterday, and to-day, and forever." If Mind, God, creates error, that error must exist in the divine Mind, and this assumption of error would dethrone the perfection of Deity.


Section 2


Psalm 14:4

    4 Have all the workers of iniquity
no knowledge? who eat up my people as
they eat bread, and call not upon the
Lord.

***
II Chronicles 33:1,7,9,10

    1 Manasseh was twelve years old
when he began to reign, and he
reigned fifty and five years in
Jerusalem:

    7 And he set a carved image, the
idol which he had made, in the house
of God, of which God had said to
David and to Solomon his son, In this
house, and in Jerusalem, which I have
chosen before all the tribes of
Israel, will I put my name for ever:

    9 So Manasseh made Judah and the
inhabitants of Jerusalem to err, and
to do worse than the heathen, whom
the Lord had destroyed before the
children of Israel.

    10 And the Lord spake to Manasseh,
and to his people: but they would not
hearken.

***
Ecclesiastes 9:3

    3 This is an evil among all things
that are done under the sun, that
there is one event unto all: yea,
also the heart of the sons of men is
full of evil, and madness is in their
heart while they live, and after that
they go to the dead.

***
Acts 12:21-23

    21 And upon a set day Herod,
arrayed in royal apparel, sat upon
his throne, and made an oration unto
them.

    22 And the people gave a shout,
saying, It is the voice of a god, and
not of a man.

    23 And immediately the angel of the
Lord smote him, because he gave not
God the glory: and he was eaten of
worms, and gave up the ghost.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 144:14


    (Willpower detrimental)
    Human will-power is not Science. Human will belongs to the so-called material senses, and its use is to be condemned. Willing the sick to recover is not the metaphysical practice of Christian Science, but is sheer animal magnetism. Human will-power may infringe the rights of man. It produces evil continually, and is not a factor in the realism of being. Truth, and not corporeal will, is the divine power which says to disease, "Peace, be still."

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 185:32


    (False stimulus)
    A patient under the influence of mortal mind is healed only by removing the influence on him of this mind, by emptying his thought of the false stimulus and reaction of will-power and filling it with the divine energies of Truth.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 186:7

    Erring human mind-forces can work only evil under whatever name or pretence they are employed; for Spirit and matter, good and evil, light and darkness, cannot mingle.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 206:4


    (Will-power unrighteous)
    The power of the human will should be exercised only in subordination to Truth; else it will misguide the judgment and free the lower propensities. It is the province of spiritual sense to govern man. Material, erring, human thought acts injuriously both upon the body and through it.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 446:11-18


    (Exclusion of malpractice)
    Whoever practises the Science the author teaches, through which Mind pours light and healing upon this generation, can practise on no one from sinister or malicious motives without destroying his own power to heal and his own health. Good must dominate in the thoughts of the healer, or his demonstration is protracted, dangerous, and impossible in Science.


Section 3


I Samuel 20:25,27,32,33

    25 And the king sat upon his seat,
as at other times, even upon a seat by
the wall: and Jonathan arose, and
Abner sat by Saul's side, and David's
place was empty.

    27 And it came to pass on the
morrow, which was the second day of
the month, that David's place was
empty: and Saul said unto Jonathan
his son, Wherefore cometh not the son
of Jesse to meat, neither yesterday,
nor to day?

    32 And Jonathan answered Saul his
father, and said unto him, Wherefore
shall he be slain? what hath he done?


    33 And Saul cast a javelin at him
to smite him: whereby Jonathan knew
that it was determined of his father
to slay David.

***
Psalm 10:4,7

    4 The wicked, through the pride of
his countenance, will not seek after
God: God is not in all his thoughts.

    7 His mouth is full of cursing and
deceit and fraud: under his tongue is
mischief and vanity.

***
Matthew 14:6-8

    6 But when Herod's birthday was
kept, the daughter of Herodias danced
before them, and pleased Herod.

    7 Whereupon he promised with an
oath to give her whatsoever she would
ask.

    8 And she, being before instructed
of her mother, said, Give me here John
Baptist's head in a charger.

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 - 536:20


    (The fall of error)
    Passions and appetites must end in pain. They are "of few days, and full of trouble." Their supposed joys are cheats. Their narrow limits belittle their gratifications, and hedge about their achievements with thorns.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 401:1


    (Mortal mind not a healer)
    Any human error is its own enemy, and works against itself; it does nothing in the right direction and much in the wrong. If so-called mind is cherishing evil passions and malicious purposes, it is not a healer, but it engenders disease and death.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 188:4


    (Embryonic sinful thoughts)
    The belief of sin, which has grown terrible in strength and influence, is an unconscious error in the beginning, - an embryonic thought without motive; but afterwards it governs the so-called man. Passion, depraved appetites, dishonesty, envy, hatred, revenge ripen into action, only to pass from shame and woe to their final punishment.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 94:14


    (Scientific man) Tyranny, intolerance, and bloodshed, wherever found, arise from the belief that the infinite is formed after the pattern of mortal personality, passion, and impulse.


Section 4


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.

***
Genesis 28:16,20,21

    16 #And Jacob awaked out of his
sleep, and he said, Surely the Lord
is in this place; and I knew it not.

    20 And Jacob vowed a vow, saying,
If God will be with me, and will keep
me in this way that I go, and will
give me bread to eat, and raiment to
put on,

    21 So that I come again to my
father's house in peace; then shall
the Lord be my God:

***
Mark 13:35,36

    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.

***
Romans 13:12-14

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

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

    14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus
Christ, and make not provision for
the flesh, to fulfil the lusts
thereof.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 556:17-30


    (The Christian's privilege) Did the origin and the enlightenment of the race come from the deep sleep which fell upon Adam? Sleep is darkness, but God's creative mandate was, "Let there be light." In sleep, cause and effect are mere illusions. They seem to be something, but are not. Oblivion and dreams, not realities, come with sleep. Even so goes on the Adam-belief, of which mortal and material life is the dream.
    (Ontology versus physiology)
    Ontology receives less attention than physiology. Why? Because mortal mind must waken to spiritual life before it cares to solve the problem of being, hence the author's experience; but when that awakening comes, existence will be on a new standpoint.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 491:21-22,28-32

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


    (Material man as a dream)
    Science reveals material man as never the real being.
    (Spiritual existence the one fact)
    When we are awake, we dream of the pains and pleasures of matter. Who will say, even though he does not understand Christian Science, that this dream - rather than the dreamer - may not be mortal man?

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 250:22


    (Mortal existence a dream)
    Now I ask, Is there any more reality in the waking dream of mortal existence than in the sleeping dream? There cannot be, since whatever appears to be a mortal man is a mortal dream. Take away the mortal mind, and matter has no more sense as a man than it has as a tree. But the spiritual, real man is immortal.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 218:32-2

    (Sickness akin to sin) When we wake to the truth of being, all disease, pain, weakness, weariness, sorrow, sin, death, will be unknown, and the mortal dream will forever cease.


Section 5


Deuteronomy 26:18,19

    18 And the Lord hath avouched thee
this day to be his peculiar people, as
he hath promised thee, and that thou
shouldest keep all his commandments;

    19 And to make thee high above all
nations which he hath made, in praise,
and in name, and in honour; and that
thou mayest be an holy people unto
the Lord thy God, as he hath spoken.

***
Ezekiel 44:15,23,28

    15 #But the priests the Levites,
the sons of Zadok, that kept the
charge of my sanctuary when the
children of Israel went astray from
me, they shall come near to me to
minister unto me, and they shall
stand before me to offer unto me the
fat and the blood, saith the Lord
God:

    23 And they shall teach my people
the difference between the holy and
profane, and cause them to discern
between the unclean and the clean.

    28 And it shall be unto them for an
inheritance: I am their inheritance:
and ye shall give them no possession
in Israel: I am their possession.

***
Romans 5:18

    18 Therefore as by the offence of
one judgment came upon all men to
condemnation; even so by the
righteousness of one the free gift
came upon all men unto justification
of life.

***
I Corinthians 6:9(to ?),11

    9 Know ye not that the unrighteous
shall not inherit the kingdom of God?

    11 And such were some of you: but
ye are washed, but ye are sanctified,
but ye are justified in the name of
the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of
our God.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 171:4


    (Paradise regained)
    Through discernment of the spiritual opposite of materiality, even the way through Christ, Truth, man will reopen with the key of divine Science the gates of Paradise which human beliefs have closed, and will find himself unfallen, upright, pure, and free, not needing to consult almanacs for the probabilities either of his life or of the weather, not needing to study brainology to learn how much of a man he is.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 347:23


    (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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 236:23


    (Children's tractability) Parents should teach their children at the earliest possible period the truths of health and holiness. Children are more tractable than adults, and learn more readily to love the simple verities that will make them happy and good.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 261:21


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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 509:24


    (Divine nature appearing)
    The periods of spiritual ascension are the days and seasons of Mind's creation, in which beauty, sublimity, purity, and holiness - yea, the divine nature - appear in man and the universe never to disappear.


Section 6


Jeremiah 23:5,6

    5 #Behold, the days come, saith the
Lord, that I will raise unto David a
righteous Branch, and a King shall
reign and prosper, and shall execute
judgment and justice in the earth.

    6 In his days Judah shall be saved,
and Israel shall dwell safely: and
this is his name whereby he shall be
called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.

***
John 15:5

    5 I am the vine, ye are the
branches: He that abideth in me, and
I in him, the same bringeth forth
much fruit: for without me ye can do
nothing.
John 17:5,22,23

    5 And now, O Father, glorify thou
me with thine own self with the glory
which I had with thee before the
world was.

    22 And the glory which thou gavest
me I have given them; that they may be
one, even as we are one:

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

***
II Corinthians 3:18

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

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 259:6


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

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 476:28-32

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


    (The kingdom within)
    When speaking of God's children, not the children of men, Jesus said, "The kingdom of God is within you;" that is, Truth and Love reign in the real man, showing that man in God's image is unfallen and eternal.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 345:21


    (Contradictions not found)
    Anybody, who is able to perceive the incongruity between God's idea and poor humanity, ought to be able to discern the distinction (made by Christian Science) between God's man, made in His image, and the sinning race of Adam.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 346:2

    (God's idea the ideal man)
    When man is spoken of as made in God's image, it is not sinful and sickly mortal man who is referred to, but the ideal man, reflecting God's likeness.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 338:31

  (- MORTAL MIND - That which neither exists in Science nor can be recognized by the spiritual sense)


    (-29- Adam not ideal man)
    The ideal man was revealed in due time, and was known as Christ Jesus.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 336:9-12

  (- MORTAL MIND - Idolatry)

    (-22- The real manhood)
    XXII. Immortal man was and is God's image or idea, even the infinite expression of infinite Mind, and immortal man is coexistent and coeternal with that Mind.

Subheadings in this lesson

19 1 - Adam
19 1 - Progeny cursed
19 1 - Mortality mythical
19 2 - Willpower detrimental
19 2 - False stimulus
19 2 - Will-power unrighteous
19 2 - Exclusion of malpractice
19 3 - The great question
19 3 - The fall of error
19 3 - Mortal mind not a healer
19 3 - Embryonic sinful thoughts
19 3 - Scientific man
19 4 - The Christian's privilege
19 4 - Ontology versus physiology
19 4 - Material man as a dream
19 4 - Spiritual existence the one fact
19 4 - Mortal existence a dream
19 4 - Sickness akin to sin
19 5 - Paradise regained
19 5 - Essential element of Christianity
19 5 - Children's tractability
19 5 - Immutable identity of man
19 5 - Divine nature appearing
19 6 - God's man discerned
19 6 - The kingdom within
19 6 - Contradictions not found
19 6 - God's idea the ideal man
19 6 - -29- Adam not ideal man
19 6 - -22- The real manhood


November 11,1906

Subject: 20

MORTALS AND IMMORTALS.

3ooo



-- Golden Text --

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.


Responsive Reading


II Timothy 1:1-3,7-14

    1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ
by the will of God, according to the
promise of life which is in Christ
Jesus,

    2 To Timothy, my dearly beloved
son: Grace, mercy, and peace, from
God the Father and Christ Jesus our
Lord.

    3 I thank God, whom I serve from my
forefathers with pure conscience,
that without ceasing I have
remembrance of thee in my prayers
night and day;

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

    8 Be not thou therefore ashamed of
the testimony of our Lord, nor of me
his prisoner: but be thou partaker of
the afflictions of the gospel
according to the power of God;

    9 Who hath saved us, and called us
with an holy calling, not according to
our works, but according to his own
purpose and grace, which was given us
in Christ Jesus before the world
began,

    10 But is now made manifest by the
appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ,
who hath abolished death, and hath
brought life and immortality to light
through the gospel:

    11 Whereunto I am appointed a
preacher, and an apostle, and a
teacher of the Gentiles.

    12 For the which cause I also
suffer these things: nevertheless I
am not ashamed: for I know whom I
have believed, and am persuaded that
he is able to keep that which I have
committed unto him against that day.

    13 Hold fast the form of sound
words, which thou hast heard of me,
in faith and love which is in Christ
Jesus.

    14 That good thing which was
committed unto thee keep by the Holy
Ghost which dwelleth in us.


Section 1


Genesis 12:1,2

    1 Now the Lord had said unto
Abram, Get thee out of thy country,
and from thy kindred, and from thy
father's house, unto a land that I
will shew thee:

    2 And I will make of thee a great
nation, and I will bless thee, and
make thy name great; and thou shalt
be a blessing:
Genesis 17:1,5

    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.

    5 Neither shall thy name any more
be called Abram, but thy name shall
be Abraham; for a father of many
nations have I made thee.

***
Hebrews 11:8,10

    8 By faith Abraham, when he was
called to go out into a place which
he should after receive for an
inheritance, obeyed; and he went out,
not knowing whither he went.

    10 For he looked for a city which
hath foundations, whose builder and
maker is God.

***
Matthew 6:24,25,33

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

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

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

***
I Corinthians 15:53

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

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 262:7


    (Forgetfulness of self)
    By putting "off the old man with his deeds," mortals "put on immortality."

579:10-14 Chapter 17: Glossary
(ABRAHAM)

    ABRAHAM. Fidelity; faith in the divine Life and in the eternal Principle of being.
    This patriarch illustrated the purpose of Love to create trust in good, and showed the life-preserving power of spiritual understanding.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 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 - 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.

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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 323:32-12


    (Childlike receptivity)
    Willingness to become as a little child and to leave the old for the new, renders thought receptive of the advanced idea. Gladness to leave the false landmarks and joy to see them disappear, - this disposition helps to precipitate the ultimate harmony. The purification of sense and self is a proof of progress. "Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God."
    (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 2


Genesis 13:5,8,9

    5 #And Lot also, which went with
Abram, had flocks, and herds, and
tents.

    8 And Abram said unto Lot, Let
there be no strife, I pray thee,
between me and thee, and between my
herdmen and thy herdmen; for we be
brethren.

    9 Is not the whole land before
thee? separate thyself, I pray thee,
from me: if thou wilt take the left
hand, then I will go to the right; or
if thou depart to the right hand,
then I will go to the left.

***
I Corinthians 6:7

    7 Now therefore there is utterly a
fault among you, because ye go to law
one with another. Why do ye not
rather take wrong? why do ye not
rather suffer yourselves to be
defrauded?

***
Matthew 5:43,44

    43 #Ye have heard that it hath been
said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour,
and hate thine enemy.

    44 But I say unto you, Love your
enemies, bless them that curse you,
do good to them that hate you, and
pray for them which despitefully use
you, and persecute you;

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 444:19


    (Charity to those opposed)
    "Whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also." That is, Fear not that he will smite thee again for thy forbearance. If ecclesiastical sects or medical schools turn a deaf ear to the teachings of Christian Science, then part from these opponents as did Abraham when he parted from Lot, and say in thy heart: "Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen; for we be brethren." Immortals, or God's children in divine Science, are one harmonious family; but mortals, or the "children of men" in material sense, are discordant and ofttimes false brethren.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 305:2


    (Harmony natural)
    A discontented, discordant mortal is no more a man than discord is music.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 304:14

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

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 9:11


    (Summit of aspiration)
    If selfishness has given place to kindness, we shall regard our neighbor unselfishly, and bless them that curse us; but we shall never meet this great duty simply by asking that it may be done. There is a cross to be taken up before we can enjoy the fruition of our hope and faith.

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


    (Perfect example)
    Jesus bore our infirmities; he knew the error of mortal belief, and "with his stripes [the rejection of error] we are healed." "Despised and rejected of men," returning blessing for cursing, he taught mortals the opposite of themselves, even the nature of God; and when error felt the power of Truth, the scourge and the cross awaited the great Teacher. Yet he swerved not, well knowing that to obey the divine order and trust God, saves retracing and traversing anew the path from sin to holiness.


Section 3


Genesis 17:9

    9 #And God said unto Abraham, Thou
shalt keep my covenant therefore,
thou, and thy seed after thee in
their generations.
Genesis 18:1-3,7,8

    1 And the Lord appeared unto him
in the plains of Mamre: and he sat in
the tent door in the heat of the day;

    2 And he lift up his eyes and
looked, and, lo, three men stood by
him: and when he saw them, he ran to
meet them from the tent door, and
bowed himself toward the ground,

    3 And said, My Lord, if now I have
found favour in thy sight, pass not
away, I pray thee, from thy servant:

    7 And Abraham ran unto the herd,
and fetcht a calf tender and good,
and gave it unto a young man; and he
hasted to dress it.

    8 And he took butter, and milk, and
the calf which he had dressed, and
set it before them; and he stood by
them under the tree, and they did
eat.

***
Hebrews 13:1,2

    1 Let brotherly love continue.

    2 Be not forgetful to entertain
strangers: for thereby some have
entertained angels unawares.

***
Psalm 91:9-11

    9 Because thou hast made the Lord,
which is my refuge, even the most
High, thy habitation;

    10 There shall no evil befall thee,
neither shall any plague come nigh
thy dwelling.

    11 For he shall give his angels
charge over thee, to keep thee in all
thy ways.

581:4 Chapter 17: Glossary
(ANGELS)

    ANGELS. God's thoughts passing to man; spiritual intuitions, pure and perfect; the inspiration of goodness, purity, and immortality, counteracting all evil, sensuality, and mortality.

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?

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 548:13


    (The clouds dissolving)
    Every agony of mortal error helps error to destroy error, and so aids the apprehension of immortal Truth. This is the new birth going on hourly, by which men may entertain angels, the true ideas of God, the spiritual sense of being.

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


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 299:7

    (Our angelic messengers)
    My angels are exalted thoughts, appearing at the door of some sepulchre, in which human belief has buried its fondest earthly hopes. With white fingers they point upward to a new and glorified trust, to higher ideals of life and its joys. 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."


Section 4


Genesis 20:17(to ;)

    17 #So Abraham prayed unto God: and
God healed Abimelech, and his wife,
and his maidservants;

***
Luke 9:1,2,6

    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.


    6 And they departed, and went
through the towns, preaching the
gospel, and healing every where.
Luke 13:31,32

    31 #The same day there came certain
of the Pharisees, saying unto him,
Get thee out, and depart hence: for
Herod will kill thee.

    32 And he said unto them, Go ye,
and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out
devils, and I do cures to day and to
morrow, and the third day I shall be
perfected.

***
James 5:16

    16 Confess your faults one to
another, and pray one for another,
that ye may be healed. The effectual
fervent prayer of a righteous man
availeth much.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 37:16-17,22


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

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.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 458:25(begin The)


    (The panoply of wisdom) The Christian Scientist wisely shapes his course, and is honest and consistent in following the leadings of divine Mind. He must prove, through living as well as healing and teaching, that Christ's way is the only one by which mortals are radically saved from sin and sickness.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 328:4


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


Section 5


Genesis 22:1,2,9,11,12

    1 And it came to pass after these
things, that God did tempt Abraham,
and said unto him, Abraham: and he
said, Behold, here I am.

    2 And he said, Take now thy son,
thine only son Isaac, whom thou
lovest, and get thee into the land of
Moriah; and offer him there for a
burnt offering upon one of the
mountains which I will tell thee of.

    9 And they came to the place which
God had told him of; and Abraham built
an altar there, and laid the wood in
order, and bound Isaac his son, and
laid him on the altar upon the wood.

    11 And the angel of the Lord called
unto him out of heaven, and said,
Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here
am I.

    12 And he said, Lay not thine hand
upon the lad, neither do thou any
thing unto him: for now I know that
thou fearest God, seeing thou hast
not withheld thy son, thine only son
from me.

***
James 1:13

    13 Let no man say when he is
tempted, I am tempted of God: for God
cannot be tempted with evil, neither
tempteth he any man:

***
Hebrews 11:17-19

    17 By faith Abraham, when he was
tried, offered up Isaac: and he that
had received the promises offered up
his only begotten son,

    18 Of whom it was said, That in
Isaac shall thy seed be called:

    19 Accounting that God was able to
raise him up, even from the dead; from
whence also he received him in a
figure.

***
Matthew 19:28,29

    28 And Jesus said unto them, Verily
I say unto you, That ye which have
followed me, in the regeneration when
the Son of man shall sit in the
throne of his glory, ye also shall
sit upon twelve thrones, judging the
twelve tribes of Israel.

    29 And every one that hath forsaken
houses, or brethren, or sisters, or
father, or mother, or wife, or
children, or lands, for my name's
sake, shall receive an hundredfold,
and shall inherit everlasting life.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 11:22-27


    (Desire for holiness)
    We know that a desire for holiness is requisite in order to gain holiness; but if we desire holiness above all else, we shall sacrifice everything for it. We must be willing to do this, that we may walk securely in the only practical road to holiness.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 393:30-32


    (No real disease)
    A false belief is both the tempter and the tempted, the sin and the sinner, the disease and its cause.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 15:28-2


    (Trustworthy beneficence) Practice not profession, understanding not belief, gain the ear and right hand of omnipotence and they assuredly call down infinite blessings. Trustworthiness is the foundation of enlightened faith. Without a fitness for holiness, we cannot receive holiness.
    (Loftiest adoration)
    A great sacrifice of material things must precede this advanced spiritual understanding.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 459:3-8


    (Advancement by sacrifice)
    Paul and John had a clear apprehension that, as mortal man achieves no worldly honors except by sacrifice, so he must gain heavenly riches by forsaking all worldliness. Then he will have nothing in common with the worldling's affections, motives, and aims.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 9:25-30


    (The chalice sacrificial)
    Are you willing to leave all for Christ, for Truth, and so be counted among sinners? No! Do you really desire to attain this point? No! Then why make long prayers about it and ask to be Christians, since you do not care to tread in the footsteps of our dear Master?

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 325:20-24


    (Consecration required)
    Paul had a clear sense of the demands of Truth upon mortals physically and spiritually, when he said: "Present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service."


Section 6


Genesis 15:1,5-7,18

    1 After these things the word of
the Lord came unto Abram in a vision,
saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy
shield, and thy exceeding great
reward.

    5 And he brought him forth abroad,
and said, Look now toward heaven, and
tell the stars, if thou be able to
number them: and he said unto him, So
shall thy seed be.

    6 And he believed in the Lord; and
he counted it to him for
righteousness.

    7 And he said unto him, I am the
Lord that brought thee out of Ur of
the Chaldees, to give thee this land
to inherit it.

    18 In the same day the Lord made a
covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy
seed have I given this land, from the
river of Egypt unto the great river,
the river Euphrates:

***
Matthew 24:30,31

    30 And then shall appear the sign
of the Son of man in heaven: and then
shall all the tribes of the earth
mourn, and they shall see the Son of
man coming in the clouds of heaven
with power and great glory.

    31 And he shall send his angels
with a great sound of a trumpet, and
they shall gather together his elect
from the four winds, from one end of
heaven to the other.

***
Revelation 11:15

    15 And the seventh angel sounded;
and there were great voices in
heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this
world are become the kingdoms of our
Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall
reign for ever and ever.

585:16-19 Chapter 17: Glossary
(EUPHRATES - river)

    EUPHRATES (river). Divine Science encompassing the universe and man; the true idea of God; a type of the glory which is to come; metaphysics taking the place of physics; the reign of righteousness.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 562:11(begin The)-16


    (Spiritual idea crowned) The spiritual idea is crowned with twelve stars. The twelve tribes of Israel with all mortals, - separated by belief from man's divine origin and the true idea, - will through much tribulation yield to the activities of the divine Principle of man in the harmony of Science.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 77:5-6


    (Second death)
    Existence continues to be a belief of corporeal sense until the Science of being is reached.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 295:11


    (Mortals unlike immortals)
    Mortals are not like immortals, created in God's own image; but infinite Spirit being all, mortal consciousness will at last yield to the scientific fact and disappear, and the real sense of being, perfect and forever intact, will appear.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 476:11

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


    (Mortals are not immortals)
    Mortals will disappear, and immortals, or the children of God, will appear as the only and eternal verities of man. 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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 495:20

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


    (Steadfast and calm trust)
    Let Christian Science, instead of corporeal sense, support your understanding of being, and this understanding will supplant error with Truth, replace mortality with immortality, and silence discord with harmony.

Subheadings in this lesson

20 1 - Forgetfulness of self
20 1 - Soul impeccable
20 1 - Jesus as mediator
20 1 - Godward gravitation
20 1 - Childlike receptivity
20 1 - Narrow pathway
20 2 - Charity to those opposed
20 2 - Harmony natural
20 2 - Man inseparable from Love
20 2 - Summit of aspiration
20 2 - Perfect example
20 3 - Sectarianism and opposition
20 3 - The clouds dissolving
20 3 - Thought-angels
20 3 - Our angelic messengers
20 4 - Complete emulation
20 4 - The present immortality
20 4 - The panoply of wisdom
20 4 - Final destruction of error
20 5 - Desire for holiness
20 5 - No real disease
20 5 - Trustworthy beneficence
20 5 - Loftiest adoration
20 5 - Advancement by sacrifice
20 5 - The chalice sacrificial
20 5 - Consecration required
20 6 - Spiritual idea crowned
20 6 - Second death
20 6 - Mortals unlike immortals
20 6 - Mortals are not immortals
20 6 - Steadfast and calm trust


November 18,1906

Subject: 21

SOUL AND BODY.

3ooo



-- Golden Text --

Matthew 10:28

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


Responsive Reading


II Corinthians 5:1-16

    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.

    2 For in this we groan, earnestly
desiring to be clothed upon with our
house which is from heaven:

    3 If so be that being clothed we
shall not be found naked.

    4 For we that are in this
tabernacle do groan, being burdened:
not for that we would be unclothed,
but clothed upon, that mortality
might be swallowed up of life.

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

    6 Therefore we are always
confident, knowing that, whilst we
are at home in the body, we are
absent from the Lord:

    7 (For we walk by faith, not by
sight:)

    8 We are confident, I say, and
willing rather to be absent from the
body, and to be present with the
Lord.

    9 Wherefore we labour, that,
whether present or absent, we may be
accepted of him.

    10 For we must all appear before
the judgment seat of Christ; that
every one may receive the things done
in his body, according to that he
hath done, whether it be good or bad.


    11 Knowing therefore the terror of
the Lord, we persuade men; but we are
made manifest unto God; and I trust
also are made manifest in your
consciences.

    12 For we commend not ourselves
again unto you, but give you occasion
to glory on our behalf, that ye may
have somewhat to answer them which
glory in appearance, and not in
heart.

    13 For whether we be beside
ourselves, it is to God: or whether
we be sober, it is for your cause.

    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.

    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.


Section 1


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?
Psalm 63:1

    1 O God, thou art my God; early
will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth
for thee, my flesh longeth for thee
in a dry and thirsty land, where no
water is;

***
Job 19:25,26

    25 For I know that my redeemer
liveth, and that he shall stand at
the latter day upon the earth:

    26 And though after my skin worms
destroy this body, yet in my flesh
shall I see God:

***
Psalm 17:15

    15 As for me, I will behold thy
face in righteousness: I shall be
satisfied, when I awake, with thy
likeness.

***
John 7:37-39

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

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

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

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 12:31(begin In)


    (Love impartial and universal) In divine Science, where prayers are mental, all may avail themselves of God as "a very present help in trouble." Love is impartial and universal in its adaptation and bestowals. It is the open fount which cries, "Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters."

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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 234:4


    (Crumbs of comfort)
    Whatever inspires with wisdom, Truth, or Love - be it song, sermon, or Science - blesses the human family with crumbs of comfort from Christ's table, feeding the hungry and giving living waters to the thirsty.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 320:24


    (Job, on the resurrection)
    The one important interpretation of Scripture is the spiritual. For example, the text, "In my flesh shall I see God," gives a profound idea of the divine power to heal the ills of the flesh, and encourages mortals to hope in Him who healeth all our diseases; whereas this passage is continually quoted as if Job intended to declare that even if disease and worms destroyed his body, yet in the latter days he should stand in celestial perfection before Elohim, still clad in material flesh, - an interpretation which is just the opposite of the true, as may be seen by studying the book of Job. As Paul says, in his first epistle to the Corinthians, "Flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God."

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 318:32

    (Sickness as discord)
    The body does not include soul, but manifests mortality, a false sense of soul. The delusion that there is life in matter has no kinship with the Life supernal.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 477:19-25

(15) Question: What are body and Soul?
ADAM = A so-called finite mind, producing other minds, thus making "gods many and lords many."
Topic: Are Sin, Disease, and Death Real?


    (Reflection of Spirit)
    Question. - What are body and Soul?
    Answer. - Identity is the reflection of Spirit, the reflection in multifarious forms of the living Principle, Love. Soul is the substance, Life, and intelligence of man, which is individualized, but not in matter. Soul can never reflect anything inferior to Spirit.


Section 2


Psalm 42:3,4

    3 My tears have been my meat day
and night, while they continually say
unto me, Where is thy God?

    4 When I remember these things, I
pour out my soul in me: for I had
gone with the multitude, I went with
them to the house of God, with the
voice of joy and praise, with a
multitude that kept holyday.
Psalm 33:20,21

    20 Our soul waiteth for the Lord:
he is our help and our shield.

    21 For our heart shall rejoice in
him, because we have trusted in his
holy name.

***
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.

***
Isaiah 30:18,19

    18 #And therefore will the Lord
wait, that he may be gracious unto
you, and therefore will he be
exalted, that he may have mercy upon
you: for the Lord is a God of
judgment: blessed are all they that
wait for him.

    19 For the people shall dwell in
Zion at Jerusalem: thou shalt weep no
more: he will be very gracious unto
thee at the voice of thy cry; when he
shall hear it, he will answer thee.

***
Hosea 2:21

    21 And it shall come to pass in
that day, I will hear, saith the
Lord, I will hear the heavens, and
they shall hear the earth;

***
I Timothy 2:5

    5 For there is one God, and one
mediator between God and men, the man
Christ Jesus;

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 315:29-3


    (Jesus as mediator)
    Wearing in part a human form (that is, as it seemed to mortal view), being conceived by a human mother, Jesus was the mediator between Spirit and the flesh, between Truth and error. Explaining and demonstrating the way of divine Science, he became the way of salvation to all who accepted his word. From him mortals may learn how to escape from evil.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 427:2-5


    (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.

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.

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


    (Perpetual motion)
    In the order of Science, in which the Principle is above what it reflects, all is one grand concord. Change this statement, suppose Mind to be governed by matter or Soul in body, and you lose the keynote of being, and there is continual discord.

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.

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.


Section 3


Psalm 42:5,6

    5 Why art thou cast down, O my
soul? and why art thou disquieted in
me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet
praise him for the help of his
countenance.

    6 O my God, my soul is cast down
within me: therefore will I remember
thee from the land of Jordan, and of
the Hermonites, from the hill Mizar.

***
Joshua 4:23,24

    23 For the Lord your God dried up
the waters of Jordan from before you,
until ye were passed over, as the
Lord your God did to the Red sea,
which he dried up from before us,
until we were gone over:

    24 That all the people of the earth
might know the hand of the Lord, that
it is mighty: that ye might fear the
Lord your God for ever.

***
Psalm 77:11

    11 I will remember the works of the
Lord: surely I will remember thy
wonders of old.

***
Lamentations 3:26

    26 It is good that a man should
both hope and quietly wait for the
salvation of the Lord.

***
Romans 8:24,25

    24 For we are saved by hope: but
hope that is seen is not hope: for
what a man seeth, why doth he yet
hope for?

    25 But if we hope for that we see
not, then do we with patience wait
for it.

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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 226:29-13


    (House of 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.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 114:23-27


    (Causation mental)
    Christian Science explains all cause and effect as mental, not physical. It lifts the veil of mystery from Soul and body. It shows the scientific relation of man to God, disentangles the interlaced ambiguities of being, and sets free the imprisoned thought.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 261:31-1


    (Forgetfulness of self)
    We should forget our bodies in remembering good and the human race. Good demands of man every hour, in which to work out the problem of being.


Section 4


Psalm 42:7,8

    7 Deep calleth unto deep at the
noise of thy waterspouts: all thy
waves and thy billows are gone over
me.

    8 Yet the Lord will command his
lovingkindness in the daytime, and in
the night his song shall be with me,
and my prayer unto the God of my
life.
Psalm 32:6,7

    6 For this shall every one that is
godly pray unto thee in a time when
thou mayest be found: surely in the
floods of great waters they shall not
come nigh unto him.

    7 Thou art my hiding place; thou
shalt preserve me from trouble; thou
shalt compass me about with songs of
deliverance.

***
Isaiah 59:19

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

***
Revelation 12:15,16

    15 And the serpent cast out of his
mouth water as a flood after the
woman, that he might cause her to be
carried away of the flood.

    16 And the earth helped the woman,
and the earth opened her mouth, and
swallowed up the flood which the
dragon cast out of his mouth.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 150:31


    (Disease mental)
    The hosts of Aesculapius are flooding the world with diseases, because they are ignorant that the human mind and body are myths. To be sure, they sometimes treat the sick as if there was but one factor in the case; but this one factor they represent to be body, not mind. Infinite Mind could not possibly create a remedy outside of itself, but erring, finite, human mind has an absolute need of something beyond itself for its redemption and healing.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 223:3


    (Life only in Spirit)
    Sooner or later we shall learn that the fetters of man's finite capacity are forged by the illusion that he lives in body instead of in Soul, in matter instead of in Spirit.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 570:14


    (Receptive hearts)
    Millions of unprejudiced minds - simple seekers for Truth, weary wanderers, athirst in the desert - are waiting and watching for rest and drink. Give them a cup of cold water in Christ's name, and never fear the consequences. What if the old dragon should send forth a new flood to drown the Christ-idea? He can neither drown your voice with its roar, nor again sink the world into the deep waters of chaos and old night. In this age the earth will help the woman; the spiritual idea will be understood. Those ready for the blessing you impart will give thanks. The waters will be pacified, and Christ will command the wave.


Section 5


Psalm 42:9,10

    9 I will say unto God my rock, Why
hast thou forgotten me? why go I
mourning because of the oppression of
the enemy?

    10 As with a sword in my bones,
mine enemies reproach me; while they
say daily unto me, Where is thy God?
Psalm 3:2,3,6

    2 Many there be which say of my
soul, There is no help for him in
God.

    3 But thou, O Lord, art a shield
for me; my glory, and the lifter up
of mine head.

    6 I will not be afraid of ten
thousands of people, that have set
themselves against me round about.
Psalm 115:2,3

    2 Wherefore should the heathen say,
Where is now their God?

    3 But our God is in the heavens: he
hath done whatsoever he hath pleased.

***
Joel 2:17

    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?

***
II Timothy 3:12,14

    12 Yea, and all that will live
godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer
persecution.

    14 But continue thou in the things
which thou hast learned and hast been
assured of, knowing of whom thou hast
learned them;

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 474:4-11

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


    (Miracles rejected)
    The reception accorded to Truth in the early Christian era is repeated to-day. Whoever introduces the Science of Christianity will be scoffed at and scourged with worse cords than those which cut the flesh. To the ignorant age in which it first appears, Science seems to be a mistake, - hence the misinterpretation and consequent maltreatment which it receives.

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.

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 - 98:7

    (Spiritual foreshadowings)
    Body cannot be saved except through Mind. The Science of Christianity is misinterpreted by a material age, for it is the healing influence of Spirit (not spirits) which the material senses cannot comprehend, - which can only be spiritually discerned. Creeds, doctrines, and human hypotheses do not express Christian Science; much less can they demonstrate it.


Section 6


Psalm 42:11

    11 Why art thou cast down, O my
soul? and why art thou disquieted
within me? hope thou in God: for I
shall yet praise him, who is the
health of my countenance, and my God.

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.

***
Jeremiah 30:17

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

***
I Peter 1:3,8,9

    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,

    8 Whom having not seen, ye love; in
whom, though now ye see him not, yet
believing, ye rejoice with joy
unspeakable and full of glory:

    9 Receiving the end of your faith,
even the salvation of your souls.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 210:11


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

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 30:26-32


    (Rebukes helpful)
    If we have triumphed sufficiently over the errors of material sense to allow Soul to hold the control, we shall loathe sin and rebuke it under every mask. Only in this way can we bless our enemies, though they may not so construe our words. We cannot choose for ourselves, but must work out our salvation in the way Jesus taught.

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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 322:3-9


    (Standpoints changed)
    When understanding changes the standpoints of life and intelligence from a material to a spiritual basis, we shall gain the reality of Life, the control of Soul over sense, and we shall perceive Christianity, or Truth, in its divine Principle. This must be the climax before harmonious and immortal man is obtained and his capabilities revealed.

Subheadings in this lesson

21 1 - Love impartial and universal
21 1 - Corporeal ignorance
21 1 - Crumbs of comfort
21 1 - Job, on the resurrection
21 1 - Sickness as discord
21 1 - Reflection of Spirit
21 2 - Jesus as mediator
21 2 - Life not contingent on matter
21 2 - Certain contradictions
21 2 - Perpetual motion
21 2 - Ptolemaic and psychical error
21 2 - The sun and Soul
21 3 - Spiritual guidance
21 3 - House of bondage
21 3 - Higher law ends bondage
21 3 - Causation mental
21 3 - Forgetfulness of self
21 4 - Disease mental
21 4 - Life only in Spirit
21 4 - Receptive hearts
21 5 - Miracles rejected
21 5 - Mankind redeemed
21 5 - Christianity still rejected
21 5 - Spiritual foreshadowings
21 6 - Jesus' disregard of matter
21 6 - Rebukes helpful
21 6 - The age's privilege
21 6 - Standpoints changed


November 25,1906

Subject: 22

ANCIENT AND MODERN NECROMANCY, ALIAS MESMERISM AND HYPNOTISM, DENOUNCED.

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-- Golden Text --

Micah 4:5

    5 For all people will walk every
one in the name of his god, and we
will walk in the name of the Lord our
God for ever and ever.


Responsive Reading


Ezekiel 13:1-14

    1 And the word of the Lord came
unto me, saying,

    2 Son of man, prophesy against the
prophets of Israel that prophesy, and
say thou unto them that prophesy out
of their own hearts, Hear ye the word
of the Lord;

    3 Thus saith the Lord God; Woe unto
the foolish prophets, that follow
their own spirit, and have seen
nothing!

    4 O Israel, thy prophets are like
the foxes in the deserts.

    5 Ye have not gone up into the
gaps, neither made up the hedge for
the house of Israel to stand in the
battle in the day of the Lord.

    6 They have seen vanity and lying
divination, saying, The Lord saith:
and the Lord hath not sent them: and
they have made others to hope that
they would confirm the word.

    7 Have ye not seen a vain vision,
and have ye not spoken a lying
divination, whereas ye say, The Lord
saith it; albeit I have not spoken?

    8 Therefore thus saith the Lord
God; Because ye have spoken vanity,
and seen lies, therefore, behold, I
am against you, saith the Lord God.

    9 And mine hand shall be upon the
prophets that see vanity, and that
divine lies: they shall not be in the
assembly of my people, neither shall
they be written in the writing of the
house of Israel, neither shall they
enter into the land of Israel; and ye
shall know that I am the Lord God.

    10 #Because, even because they have
seduced my people, saying, Peace; and
there was no peace; and one built up
a wall, and, lo, others daubed it
with untempered morter:

    11 Say unto them which daub it with
untempered morter, that it shall
fall: there shall be an overflowing
shower; and ye, O great hailstones,
shall fall; and a stormy wind shall
rend it.

    12 Lo, when the wall is fallen,
shall it not be said unto you, Where
is the daubing wherewith ye have
daubed it?

    13 Therefore thus saith the Lord
God; I will even rend it with a
stormy wind in my fury; and there
shall be an overflowing shower in
mine anger, and great hailstones in
my fury to consume it.

    14 So will I break down the wall
that ye have daubed with untempered
morter, and bring it down to the
ground, so that the foundation
thereof shall be discovered, and it
shall fall, and ye shall be consumed
in the midst thereof: and ye shall
know that I am the Lord.


Section 1


Exodus 7:10-12

    10 #And Moses and Aaron went in
unto Pharaoh, and they did so as the
Lord had commanded: and Aaron cast
down his rod before Pharaoh, and
before his servants, and it became a
serpent.

    11 Then Pharaoh also called the
wise men and the sorcerers: now the
magicians of Egypt, they also did in
like manner with their enchantments.

    12 For they cast down every man his
rod, and they became serpents: but
Aaron's rod swallowed up their rods.

***
II Timothy 3:1-5,8,9

    1 This know also, that in the last
days perilous times shall come.

    2 For men shall be lovers of their
own selves, covetous, boasters, proud,
blasphemers, disobedient to parents,
unthankful, unholy,

    3 Without natural affection,
trucebreakers, false accusers,
incontinent, fierce, despisers of
those that are good,

    4 Traitors, heady, highminded,
lovers of pleasures more than lovers
of God;

    5 Having a form of godliness, but
denying the power thereof: from such
turn away.

    8 Now as Jannes and Jambres
withstood Moses, so do these also
resist the truth: men of corrupt
minds, reprobate concerning the
faith.

    9 But they shall proceed no
further: for their folly shall be
manifest unto all men, as theirs also
was.

595:25 Chapter 17: Glossary
(UNGODLINESS)

    UNGODLINESS. Opposition to the divine Principle and its spiritual idea.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 185:6


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 329:26(begin If)-2


    (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.
    (The hopeful outlook)
    Human resistance to divine Science weakens in proportion as mortals give up error for Truth and the understanding of being supersedes mere belief.


Section 2


Leviticus 19:31

    31 #Regard not them that have
familiar spirits, neither seek after
wizards, to be defiled by them: I am
the Lord your God.

***
Deuteronomy 18:13,14

    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.

***
Jeremiah 30:13,17

    13 There is none to plead thy
cause, that thou mayest be bound up:
thou hast no healing medicines.

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

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 484:6-27

(18) Question: Does Christian Science, or metaphysical healing, include medication, material hygiene, mesmerism, hypnotism, theosophy, or spiritualism?
ADAM = A so-called man, whose origin, substance, and mind are found to be the antipode of God, or Spirit.
Topic: Everlasting Punishment


    (Mindless methods)
    Question. - Does Christian Science, or metaphysical healing, include medication, material hygiene, mesmerism, hypnotism, theosophy, or spiritualism?
    Answer. - Not one of them is included in it. In divine Science, the supposed laws of matter yield to the law of Mind. 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. Drugs and hygiene oppose the supremacy of the divine Mind. Drugs and inert matter are unconscious, mindless. Certain results, supposed to proceed from drugs, are really caused by the faith in them which the false human consciousness is educated to feel.
    (Animal magnetism error)
    Mesmerism is mortal, material illusion. Animal magnetism is the voluntary or involuntary action of error in all its forms; it is the human antipode of divine Science. Science must triumph over material sense, and Truth over error, thus putting an end to the hypotheses involved in all false theories and practices.

o4oo Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked - 104:13


    (Perfection of divine government)
    Christian Science goes to the bottom of mental action, and reveals the theodicy which indicates the rightness of all divine action, as the emanation of divine Mind, and the consequent wrongness of the opposite so-called action, - evil, occultism, necromancy, mesmerism, animal magnetism, hypnotism.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 453:29-1


    (Metaphysical treatment) A Christian Scientist's medicine is Mind, the divine Truth that makes man free. A Christian Scientist never recommends material hygiene, never manipulates. He does not trespass on the rights of mind nor can he practise animal magnetism or hypnotism.


Section 3


II Peter 2:9,10,18,19

    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:

    10 But chiefly them that walk after
the flesh in the lust of uncleanness,
and despise government. Presumptuous
are they, selfwilled, they are not
afraid to speak evil of dignities.

    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.

***
Jude 1:17-21

    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.

    20 But ye, beloved, building up
yourselves on your most holy faith,
praying in the Holy Ghost,

    21 Keep yourselves in the love of
God, looking for the mercy of our
Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.

o4oo Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked - 101:21-3


    (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.
    (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.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 447:1,16-22,27


    (No trespass on human rights)
    The heavenly law is broken by trespassing upon man's individual right of self-government. We have no authority in Christian Science and no moral right to attempt to influence the thoughts of others, except it be to benefit them. In mental practice you must not forget that erring human opinions, conflicting selfish motives, and ignorant attempts to do good may render you incapable of knowing or judging accurately the need of your fellow-men. Therefore the rule is, heal the sick when called upon for aid, and save the victims of the mental assassins.
    (Expose sin without believing in it)
    When sin or sickness - the reverse of harmony - seems true to material sense, impart without frightening or discouraging the patient the truth and spiritual understanding, which destroy disease. Expose and denounce the claims of evil and disease in all their forms, but realize no reality in them.
    The sick are not healed merely by declaring there is no sickness, but by knowing that there is none.


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.

***
Matthew 12:41-45

    41 The men of Nineveh shall rise in
judgment with this generation, and
shall condemn it: because they
repented at the preaching of Jonas;
and, behold, a greater than Jonas is
here.

    42 The queen of the south shall
rise up in the judgment with this
generation, and shall condemn it: for
she came from the uttermost parts of
the earth to hear the wisdom of
Solomon; and, behold, a greater than
Solomon is here.

    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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 398:27-31


    (The action of faith)
    Even a blind faith removes bodily ailments for a season, but hypnotism changes such ills into new and more difficult forms of disease. The Science of Mind must come to the rescue, to work a radical cure.

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 - 375:11

    (Science versus hypnotism)
    The Christian Scientist demonstrates that divine Mind heals, while the hypnotist dispossesses the patient of his individuality in order to control him. No person is benefited by yielding his mentality to any mental despotism or malpractice. All unscientific mental practice is erroneous and powerless, and should be understood and so rendered fruitless. The genuine Christian Scientist is adding to his patient's mental and moral power, and is increasing his patient's spirituality while restoring him physically through divine Love.


Section 5


Psalm 10:4,6-8,12,15

    4 The wicked, through the pride of
his countenance, will not seek after
God: God is not in all his thoughts.

    6 He hath said in his heart, I
shall not be moved: for I shall never
be in adversity.

    7 His mouth is full of cursing and
deceit and fraud: under his tongue is
mischief and vanity.

    8 He sitteth in the lurking places
of the villages: in the secret places
doth he murder the innocent: his eyes
are privily set against the poor.

    12 Arise, O Lord; O God, lift up
thine hand: forget not the humble.

    15 Break thou the arm of the wicked
and the evil man: seek out his
wickedness till thou find none.

***
Revelation 21:7,8

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

    8 But the fearful, and unbelieving,
and the abominable, and murderers,
and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and
idolaters, and all liars, shall have
their part in the lake which burneth
with fire and brimstone: which is the
second death.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 570:1


    (Apathy to occultism)
    The march of mind and of honest investigation will bring the hour when the people will chain, with fetters of some sort, the growing occultism of this period. The present apathy as to the tendency of certain active yet unseen mental agencies will finally be shocked into another extreme mortal mood, - into human indignation; for one extreme follows another.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 457:7


    (Purity of science)
    Since the divine light of Christian Science first dawned upon the author, she has never used this newly discovered power in any direction which she fears to have fairly understood. Her prime object, since entering this field of labor, has been to prevent suffering, not to produce it. That we cannot scientifically both cure and cause disease is self-evident. In the legend of the shield, which led to a quarrel between two knights because each of them could see but one face of it, both sides were beautiful according to their degree; but to mental malpractice, prolific of evil, there is no good aspect, either silvern or golden.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 451:19-3

    (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.
    (Indispensable defence)
    Show your student that mental malpractice tends to blast moral sense, health, and the human life. Instruct him how to bar the door of his thought against this seeming power, - a task not difficult, when one understands that evil has in reality no power.


Section 6


Malachi 2:1,4,6,7

    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.

    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.

***
Acts 10:36-38

    36 The word which God sent unto the
children of Israel, preaching peace
by Jesus Christ: (he is Lord of all:)


    37 That word, I say, ye know, which
was published throughout all Judaea,
and began from Galilee, after the
baptism which John preached;

    38 How God anointed Jesus of
Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with
power: who went about doing good, and
healing all that were oppressed of
the devil; for God was with him.

***
I John 3:8

    8 He that committeth sin is of the
devil; for the devil sinneth from the
beginning. For this purpose the Son
of God was manifested, that he might
destroy the works of the devil.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 446:11-30


    (Exclusion of malpractice)
    Whoever practises the Science the author teaches, through which Mind pours light and healing upon this generation, can practise on no one from sinister or malicious motives without destroying his own power to heal and his own health. Good must dominate in the thoughts of the healer, or his demonstration is protracted, dangerous, and impossible in Science. A wrong motive involves defeat. In the Science of Mind-healing, it is imperative to be honest, for victory rests on the side of immutable right. To understand God strengthens hope, enthrones faith in Truth, and verifies Jesus' word: "Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world."
    (Iniquity overcome)
    Resisting evil, you overcome it and prove its nothingness. Not human platitudes, but divine beatitudes, reflect the spiritual light and might which heal the sick. The exercise of will brings on a hypnotic state, detrimental to health and integrity of thought. This must therefore be watched and guarded against.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 322:9


    (Standpoints changed)
    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.

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 - A so-called mind-cure
22 1 - Error destroyed, not pardoned
22 1 - The hopeful outlook
22 2 - Mindless methods
22 2 - Animal magnetism error
22 2 - Perfection of divine government
22 2 - Metaphysical treatment
22 3 - Personal conclusions
22 3 - Mere negation
22 3 - No trespass on human rights
22 3 - Expose sin without believing in it
22 4 - The action of faith
22 4 - Confirmation in a parable
22 4 - Science versus hypnotism
22 5 - Apathy to occultism
22 5 - Purity of science
22 5 - Obligations of teachers
22 5 - Indispensable defence
22 6 - Exclusion of malpractice
22 6 - Iniquity overcome
22 6 - Standpoints changed
22 6 - Pure religion enthroned


December 2,1906

Subject: 23

GOD THE ONLY CAUSE AND CREATOR.

oo3o



-- Golden Text --

Proverbs 3:19

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


Responsive Reading


Proverbs 8:1,20,22-32,35

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

    20 I lead in the way of
righteousness, in the midst of the
paths of judgment:

    22 The Lord possessed me in the
beginning of his way, before his
works of old.

    23 I was set up from everlasting,
from the beginning, or ever the earth
was.

    24 When there were no depths, I was
brought forth; when there were no
fountains abounding with water.

    25 Before the mountains were
settled, before the hills was I
brought forth:

    26 While as yet he had not made the
earth, nor the fields, nor the
highest part of the dust of the
world.

    27 When he prepared the heavens, I
was there: when he set a compass upon
the face of the depth:

    28 When he established the clouds
above: when he strengthened the
fountains of the deep:

    29 When he gave to the sea his
decree, that the waters should not
pass his commandment: when he
appointed the foundations of the
earth:

    30 Then I was by him, as one
brought up with him: and I was daily
his delight, rejoicing always before
him;

    31 Rejoicing in the habitable part
of his earth; and my delights were
with the sons of men.

    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.


Section 1


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.

***
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.

***
Amos 9:6

    6 It is he that buildeth his
stories in the heaven, and hath
founded his troop in the earth; he
that calleth for the waters of the
sea, and poureth them out upon the
face of the earth: The Lord is his
name.

***
Nehemiah 9:6

    6 Thou, even thou, art Lord alone;
thou hast made heaven, the heaven of
heavens, with all their host, the
earth, and all things that are
therein, the seas, and all that is
therein, and thou preservest them
all; and the host of heaven
worshippeth thee.

***
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.

***
I Corinthians 8:5,6

    5 For though there be that are
called gods, whether in heaven or in
earth, (as there be gods many, and
lords many,)

    6 But to us there is but one God,
the Father, of whom are all things,
and we in him; and one Lord Jesus
Christ, by whom are all things, and
we by him.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 502:27


    (Ideas and identities)
    The creative Principle - Life, Truth, and Love - is God. The universe reflects God. There is but one creator and one creation. This creation consists of the unfolding of spiritual ideas and their identities, which are embraced in the infinite Mind and forever reflected. These ideas range from the infinitesimal to infinity, and the highest ideas are the sons and daughters of God.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 331:18-22

  (- 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.

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.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 357:25-29


    (One supremacy)
    If what opposes God is real, there must be two powers, and God is not supreme and infinite. Can Deity be almighty, if another mighty and self-creative cause exists and sways mankind?

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.

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 2


Jeremiah 23:23,24

    23 Am I a God at hand, saith the
Lord, and not a God afar off?

    24 Can any hide himself in secret
places that I shall not see him?
saith the Lord. Do not I fill heaven
and earth? saith the Lord.

***
I Corinthians 12:4-6

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

    5 And there are differences of
administrations, but the same Lord.

    6 And there are diversities of
operations, but it is the same God
which worketh all in all.

***
John 5:19,22,23,30

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

    22 For the Father judgeth no man,
but hath committed all judgment unto
the Son:

    23 That all men should honour the
Son, even as they honour the Father.
He that honoureth not the Son
honoureth not the Father which hath
sent him.

    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.
John 10:30

    30 I and my Father are one.

***
Revelation 1:8

    8 I am Alpha and Omega, the
beginning and the ending, saith the
Lord, which is, and which was, and
which is to come, the Almighty.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 502:22-27


    (Ideas and identities)
    Genesis i. 1. In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.



    The infinite has no beginning. This word beginning is employed to signify the only, - that is, the eternal verity and unity of God and man, including the universe.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 276:9


    (Universal brotherhood)
    Man and his Maker are correlated in divine Science, and real consciousness is cognizant only of the things of God.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 267:3-12


    (The infinitude of God) The offspring of God start not from matter or ephemeral dust. They are in and of Spirit, divine Mind, and so forever continue. God is one. The allness of Deity is His oneness. Generically man is one, and specifically man means all men.
    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 - 491:12

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


    (Man linked with Spirit)
    It is only by acknowledging the supremacy of Spirit, which annuls the claims of matter, that mortals can lay off mortality and find the indissoluble spiritual link which establishes man forever in the divine likeness, inseparable from his creator.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 520:3-7


    (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.


Section 3


Psalm 33:1,4,7,9,11

    1 Rejoice in the Lord, O ye
righteous: for praise is comely for
the upright.

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

    7 He gathereth the waters of the
sea together as an heap: he layeth up
the depth in storehouses.

    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.
Psalm 147:15

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

***
Isaiah 48:12,13

    12 #Hearken unto me, O Jacob and
Israel, my called; I am he; I am the
first, I also am the last.

    13 Mine hand also hath laid the
foundation of the earth, and my right
hand hath spanned the heavens: when I
call unto them, they stand up
together.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 507:24-29


    (Ever-appearing creation)
    Infinite Mind creates and governs all, from the mental molecule to infinity. This divine Principle of all expresses Science and art throughout His creation, and the immortality of man and the universe. Creation is ever appearing, and must ever continue to appear from the nature of its inexhaustible source.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 503:12

    (Spiritual harmony)
    Divine Science, the Word of God, saith to the darkness upon the face of error, "God is All-in-all," and the light of ever-present Love illumines the universe. Hence the eternal wonder, - that infinite space is peopled with God's ideas, reflecting Him in countless spiritual forms.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 513:17,26-27

    (Continuity of thoughts)
    Spirit diversifies, classifies, and individualizes all thoughts, which are as eternal as the Mind conceiving them; but the intelligence, existence, and continuity of all individuality remain in God, who is the divinely creative Principle thereof.
    (God's thoughts are spiritual realities)
    God creates all forms of reality. His thoughts are spiritual realities.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 480:10-14

(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) Consciousness, as well as action, is governed by Mind, - is in God, the origin and governor of all that Science reveals. Material sense has its realm apart from Science in the unreal. Harmonious action proceeds from Spirit, God.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 514:6


    (God's thoughts are spiritual realities)
    Mind, joyous in strength, dwells in the realm of Mind. Mind's infinite ideas run and disport themselves. In humility they climb the heights of holiness.


Section 4


Isaiah 61:10,11

    10 I will greatly rejoice in the
Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my
God; for he hath clothed me with the
garments of salvation, he hath
covered me with the robe of
righteousness, as a bridegroom
decketh himself with ornaments, and
as a bride adorneth herself with her
jewels.

    11 For as the earth bringeth forth
her bud, and as the garden causeth the
things that are sown in it to spring
forth; so the Lord God will cause
righteousness and praise to spring
forth before all the nations.

***
I John 3:9,10

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

    10 In this the children of God are
manifest, and the children of the
devil: whosoever doeth not
righteousness is not of God, neither
he that loveth not his brother.

***
Romans 1:20(to ;)

    20 For the invisible things of him
from the creation of the world are
clearly seen, being understood by the
things that are made, even his
eternal power and Godhead;

***
Revelation 22:1,3,4

    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.

    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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 516:9-13,19


    (Love imparts beauty)
    God fashions all things, after His own likeness. Life is reflected in existence, Truth in truthfulness, God in goodness, which impart their own peace and permanence. Love, redolent with unselfishness, bathes all in beauty and light.
    Man, made in His likeness, possesses and reflects God's dominion over all the earth. Man and woman as coexistent and eternal with God forever reflect, in glorified quality, the infinite Father-Mother God.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 276:29-2


    (Like evolving like)
    Nature and revelation inform us that like produces like. Divine Science does not gather grapes from thorns nor figs from thistles. Intelligence never produces non-intelligence; but matter is ever non-intelligent and therefore cannot spring from intelligence.

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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 470:18-23

(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?
    (Indestructible relationship)
    God is the creator of man, and, the divine Principle of man remaining perfect, the divine idea or reflection, man, remains perfect.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 518:19,27


    (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.
    (Perfection of creation)
    The divine Principle, or Spirit, comprehends and expresses all, and all must therefore be as perfect as the divine Principle is perfect. Nothing is new to Spirit. Nothing can be novel to eternal Mind, the author of all things, who from all eternity knoweth His own ideas. Deity was satisfied with His work. How could He be otherwise, since the spiritual creation was the outgrowth, the emanation, of His infinite self-containment and immortal wisdom?


Section 5


Job 34:10,12

    10 Therefore hearken unto me, ye
men of understanding: far be it from
God, that he should do wickedness;
and from the Almighty, that he should
commit iniquity.

    12 Yea, surely God will not do
wickedly, neither will the Almighty
pervert judgment.

***
Deuteronomy 32:4

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

***
Psalm 12:6

    6 The words of the Lord are pure
words: as silver tried in a furnace
of earth, purified seven times.
Psalm 92:12,13,15

    12 The righteous shall flourish
like the palm tree: he shall grow
like a cedar in Lebanon.

    13 Those that be planted in the
house of the Lord shall flourish in
the courts of our God.

    15 To shew that the Lord is
upright: he is my rock, and there is
no unrighteousness in him.
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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 243:32-3


    (Deformity and perfection)
    Inasmuch as God is good and the fount of all being, He does not produce moral or physical deformity; therefore such deformity is not real, but is illusion, the mirage of error.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 554:16(begin The)


    (Our conscious development) The first effort of error has been and is to impute to God the creation of whatever is sinful and mortal; but infinite Mind sets at naught such a mistaken belief.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 357:8


    (Two infinite creators absurd)
    Truth creates neither a lie, a capacity to lie, nor a liar. If mankind would relinquish the belief that God makes sickness, sin, and death, or makes man capable of suffering on account of this malevolent triad, the foundations of error would be sapped and error's destruction ensured; but if we theoretically endow mortals with the creativeness and authority of Deity, how dare we attempt to destroy what He hath made, or even to deny that God made man evil and made evil good?

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 207:8


    (Subordination of evil)
    God is not the creator of an evil mind. Indeed, evil is not Mind. We must learn that evil is the awful deception and unreality of existence. Evil is not supreme; good is not helpless; nor are the so-called laws of matter primary, and the law of Spirit secondary. Without this lesson, we lose sight of the perfect Father, or the divine Principle of man.

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 6


Job 28:12,13,20,23,24

    12 But where shall wisdom be found?
and where is the place of
understanding?

    13 Man knoweth not the price
thereof; neither is it found in the
land of the living.

    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;

***
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:

***
John 16:12,13

    12 I have yet many things to say
unto you, but ye cannot bear them
now.

    13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of
truth, is come, he will guide you
into all truth: for he shall not
speak of himself; but whatsoever he
shall hear, that shall he speak: and
he will shew you things to come.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 263:32-31


    (Mind's true camera)
    The fading forms of matter, the mortal body and material earth, are the fleeting concepts of the human mind. They have their day before the permanent facts and their perfection in Spirit appear. The crude creations of mortal thought must finally give place to the glorious forms which we sometimes behold in the camera of divine Mind, when the mental picture is spiritual and eternal. Mortals must look beyond fading, finite forms, if they would gain the true sense of things. Where shall the gaze rest but in the unsearchable realm of Mind? We must look where we would walk, and we must act as possessing all power from Him in whom we have our being.
    (Self-completeness)
    As mortals gain more correct views of God and man, multitudinous objects of creation, which before were invisible, will become visible. When we realize that Life is Spirit, never in nor of matter, this understanding will expand into self-completeness, finding all in God, good, and needing no other consciousness.
    (Spiritual proofs of existence)
    Spirit and its formations are the only realities of being. Matter disappears under the microscope of Spirit. Sin is unsustained by Truth, and sickness and death were overcome by Jesus, who proved them to be forms of error. Spiritual living and blessedness are the only evidences, by which we can recognize true existence and feel the unspeakable peace which comes from an all-absorbing spiritual love.
    When we learn the way in Christian Science and recognize man's spiritual being, we shall behold and understand God's creation, - all the glories of earth and heaven and man.

Subheadings in this lesson

23 1 - Ideas and identities
23 1 - -6- The universal cause
23 1 - One primal cause
23 1 - One supremacy
23 1 - No new creation
23 1 - God's creation intact
23 2 - Ideas and identities
23 2 - Universal brotherhood
23 2 - The infinitude of God
23 2 - Man linked with Spirit
23 2 - Love and man coexistent
23 3 - Ever-appearing creation
23 3 - Spiritual harmony
23 3 - Continuity of thoughts
23 3 - God's thoughts are spiritual realities
23 3 - Harmony from Spirit
23 3 - God's thoughts are spiritual realities
23 4 - Love imparts beauty
23 4 - Like evolving like
23 4 - God's creation intact
23 4 - The divine standard of perfection
23 4 - Indestructible relationship
23 4 - Assistance in brotherhood
23 4 - Perfection of creation
23 5 - Deformity and perfection
23 5 - Our conscious development
23 5 - Two infinite creators absurd
23 5 - Subordination of evil
23 5 - Destruction of all evil
23 6 - Mind's true camera
23 6 - Self-completeness
23 6 - Spiritual proofs of existence


December 9,1906

Subject: 24

GOD THE PRESERVER OF MAN.

oo3o



-- Golden Text --

Psalm 25:21,22

    21 Let integrity and uprightness
preserve me; for I wait on thee.

    22 Redeem Israel, O God, out of all
his troubles.


Responsive Reading


Psalm 72:1-3,6-8,11,12,14-18

    1 Give the king thy judgments, O
God, and thy righteousness unto the
king's son.

    2 He shall judge thy people with
righteousness, and thy poor with
judgment.

    3 The mountains shall bring peace
to the people, and the little hills,
by righteousness.

    6 He shall come down like rain upon
the mown grass: as showers that water
the earth.

    7 In his days shall the righteous
flourish; and abundance of peace so
long as the moon endureth.

    8 He shall have dominion also from
sea to sea, and from the river unto
the ends of the earth.

    11 Yea, all kings shall fall down
before him: all nations shall serve
him.

    12 For he shall deliver the needy
when he crieth; the poor also, and
him that hath no helper.

    14 He shall redeem their soul from
deceit and violence: and precious
shall their blood be in his sight.

    15 And he shall live, and to him
shall be given of the gold of Sheba:
prayer also shall be made for him
continually; and daily shall he be
praised.

    16 There shall be an handful of
corn in the earth upon the top of the
mountains; the fruit thereof shall
shake like Lebanon: and they of the
city shall flourish like grass of the
earth.

    17 His name shall endure for ever:
his name shall be continued as long as
the sun: and men shall be blessed in
him: all nations shall call him
blessed.

    18 Blessed be the Lord God, the God
of Israel, who only doeth wondrous
things.


Section 1


Psalm 91:1,2

    1 He that dwelleth in the secret
place of the most High shall abide
under the shadow of the Almighty.

    2 I will say of the Lord, He is my
refuge and my fortress: my God; in him
will I trust.
Psalm 18:1,2

    1 I will love thee, O Lord, my
strength.

    2 The Lord is my rock, and my
fortress, and my deliverer; my God,
my strength, in whom I will trust; my
buckler, and the horn of my
salvation, and my high tower.

***
John 14:22,23

    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.
John 15:7

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

vii:1-2 Chapter PREFACE

    To those leaning on the sustaining infinite, to-day is big with blessings.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 550:5-7,12


    (Deep-reaching interrogations) God is the Life, or intelligence, which forms and preserves the individuality and identity of animals as well as of men.
    The true sense of being and its eternal perfection should appear now, even as it will hereafter.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 14:31-24


    (Spiritualized consciousness)
    "When thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and, when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly."
    (Spiritual sanctuary)
    So spake Jesus. The closet typifies the sanctuary of Spirit, the door of which shuts out sinful sense but lets in Truth, Life, and Love. Closed to error, it is open to Truth, and vice versa. The Father in secret is unseen to the physical senses, but He knows all things and rewards according to motives, not according to speech. To enter into the heart of prayer, the door of the erring senses must be closed. Lips must be mute and materialism silent, that man may have audience with Spirit, the divine Principle, Love, which destroys all error.
    (Effectual invocation)
    In order to pray aright, we must enter into the closet and shut the door. We must close the lips and silence the material senses. In the quiet sanctuary of earnest longings, we must deny sin and plead God's allness. We must resolve to take up the cross, and go forth with honest hearts to work and watch for wisdom, Truth, and Love. We must "pray without ceasing." Such prayer is answered, in so far as we put our desires into practice. The Master's injunction is, that we pray in secret and let our lives attest our sincerity.


Section 2


Psalm 91:3,4

    3 Surely he shall deliver thee from
the snare of the fowler, and from the
noisome pestilence.

    4 He shall cover thee with his
feathers, and under his wings shalt
thou trust: his truth shall be thy
shield and buckler.
Psalm 12:5,7

    5 For the oppression of the poor,
for the sighing of the needy, now
will I arise, saith the Lord; I will
set him in safety from him that
puffeth at him.

    7 Thou shalt keep them, O Lord,
thou shalt preserve them from this
generation for ever.

***
Proverbs 20:28

    28 Mercy and truth preserve the
king: and his throne is upholden by
mercy.

***
Isaiah 31:5

    5 As birds flying, so will the Lord
of hosts defend Jerusalem; defending
also he will deliver it; and passing
over he will preserve it.

***
John 8:31,32

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

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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 224:29


    (Mental emancipation)
    The power of God brings deliverance to the captive. No power can withstand divine Love. What is this supposed power, which opposes itself to God? Whence cometh it? What is it that binds man with iron shackles to sin, sickness, and death? Whatever enslaves man is opposed to the divine government. Truth makes man free.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 226:25

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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 225:16

    (Immortal sentences)
    A few immortal sentences, breathing the omnipotence of divine justice, have been potent to break despotic fetters and abolish the whipping-post and slave market; but oppression neither went down in blood, nor did the breath of freedom come from the cannon's mouth. Love is the liberator.

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."


Section 3


Psalm 91:5-7

    5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the
terror by night; nor for the arrow
that flieth by day;

    6 Nor for the pestilence that
walketh in darkness; nor for the
destruction that wasteth at noonday.

    7 A thousand shall fall at thy
side, and ten thousand at thy right
hand; but it shall not come nigh
thee.
Psalm 31:23,24

    23 O love the Lord, all ye his
saints: for the Lord preserveth the
faithful, and plentifully rewardeth
the proud doer.

    24 Be of good courage, and he shall
strengthen your heart, all ye that
hope in the Lord.

***
Luke 1:68,69,74,75

    68 Blessed be the Lord God of
Israel; for he hath visited and
redeemed his people,

    69 And hath raised up an horn of
salvation for us in the house of his
servant David;

    74 That he would grant unto us,
that we being delivered out of the
hand of our enemies might serve him
without fear,

    75 In holiness and righteousness
before him, all the days of our life.

***
I Thessalonians 4:7

    7 For God hath not called us unto
uncleanness, but unto holiness.

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 56:15-3


    (Fidelity required)
    Infidelity to the marriage covenant is the social scourge of all races, "the pestilence that walketh in darkness, . . the destruction that wasteth at noonday." The commandment, "Thou shalt not commit adultery," is no less imperative than the one, "Thou shalt not kill."
    Chastity is the cement of civilization and progress. Without it there is no stability in society, and without it one cannot attain the Science of Life.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 272:19


    (Unspiritual contrasts)
    It is the spiritualization of thought and Christianization of daily life, in contrast with the results of the ghastly farce of material existence; it is chastity and purity, in contrast with the downward tendencies and earthward gravitation of sensualism and impurity, which really attest the divine origin and operation of Christian Science. The triumphs of Christian Science are recorded in the destruction of error and evil, from which are propagated the dismal beliefs of sin, sickness, and death.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 405:5-11


    (Mental conspirators)
    Christian Science commands man to master the propensities, - to hold hatred in abeyance with kindness, to conquer lust with chastity, revenge with charity, and to overcome deceit with honesty. Choke these errors in their early stages, if you would not cherish an army of conspirators against health, happiness, and success.

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 91:9-11

    9 Because thou hast made the Lord,
which is my refuge, even the most
High, thy habitation;

    10 There shall no evil befall thee,
neither shall any plague come nigh
thy dwelling.

    11 For he shall give his angels
charge over thee, to keep thee in all
thy ways.

***
Exodus 23:20,25

    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.

    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.

***
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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 387:27


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

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 566:29-6


    (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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 512:8


    (Seraphic symbols)
    Spirit is symbolized by strength, presence, and power, and also by holy thoughts, winged with Love. These angels of His presence, which have the holiest charge, abound in the spiritual atmosphere of Mind, and consequently reproduce their own characteristics. Their individual forms we know not, but we do know that their natures are allied to God's nature; and spiritual blessings, thus typified, are the externalized, yet subjective, states of faith and spiritual understanding.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 83:7-9


    (Impossible intercommunion)
    Mortals must find refuge in Truth in order to escape the error of these latter days.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 174:9-14


    (Rise of thought)
    The footsteps of thought, rising above material standpoints, are slow, and portend a long night to the traveller; but the angels of His presence - the spiritual intuitions that tell us when "the night is far spent, the day is at hand" - are our guardians in the gloom.


Section 5


Psalm 91:13,14

    13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion
and adder: the young lion and the
dragon shalt thou trample under feet.


    14 Because he hath set his love
upon me, therefore will I deliver
him: I will set him on high, because
he hath known my name.

***
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.

***
Acts 28:3,5

    3 And when Paul had gathered a
bundle of sticks, and laid them on
the fire, there came a viper out of
the heat, and fastened on his hand.

    5 And he shook off the beast into
the fire, and felt no harm.

***
Revelation 12:9,10(to :)

    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:

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 321:6-13,29


    (Fear of the serpent overcome)
    The Hebrew Lawgiver, slow of speech, despaired of making the people understand what should be revealed to him. When, led by wisdom to cast down his rod, he saw it become a serpent, Moses fled before it; but wisdom bade him come back and handle the serpent, and then Moses' fear departed. In this incident was seen the actuality of Science. Matter was shown to be a belief only.
    (Leprosy healed)
    And so it was in the coming centuries, when the Science of being was demonstrated by Jesus, who showed his students the power of Mind by changing water into wine, and taught them how to handle serpents unharmed, to heal the sick and cast out evils in proof of the supremacy of Mind.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 533:26-31


    (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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 534:26-30

    (Bruising sin's head)
    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.

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.


Section 6


Psalm 91:15,16

    15 He shall call upon me, and I
will answer him: I will be with him
in trouble; I will deliver him, and
honour him.

    16 With long life will I satisfy
him, and shew him my salvation.
Psalm 36:6,9

    6 Thy righteousness is like the
great mountains; thy judgments are a
great deep: O Lord, thou preservest
man and beast.

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

***
Colossians 3:4

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

***
John 11:21,25,26

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

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

    26 And whosoever liveth and
believeth in me shall never die.
Believest thou this?

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 12:31(begin In)


    (Love impartial and universal) In divine Science, where prayers are mental, all may avail themselves of God as "a very present help in trouble." Love is impartial and universal in its adaptation and bestowals. It is the open fount which cries, "Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters."

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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 202:24-6


    (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.
    (Sure reward of righteousness)
    Common opinion admits that a man may take cold in the act of doing good, and that this cold may produce fatal pulmonary disease; as though evil could overbear the law of Love, and check the reward for doing good. In the Science of Christianity, Mind - omnipotence - has all-power, assigns sure rewards to righteousness, and shows that matter can neither heal nor make sick, create nor destroy.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 567:7


    (Angelic offices)
    To infinite, ever-present Love, all is Love, and there is no error, no sin, sickness, nor death. Against Love, the dragon warreth not long, for he is killed by the divine Principle. Truth and Love prevail against the dragon because the dragon cannot war with them. Thus endeth the conflict between the flesh and Spirit.

Subheadings in this lesson

24 1 - Deep-reaching interrogations
24 1 - Spiritualized consciousness
24 1 - Spiritual sanctuary
24 1 - Effectual invocation
24 2 - Mental emancipation
24 2 - House of bondage
24 2 - Immortal sentences
24 2 - Mission of Christian Science
24 3 - Fidelity required
24 3 - Unspiritual contrasts
24 3 - Mental conspirators
24 3 - A bright outlook
24 4 - Christian history
24 4 - Angelic offices
24 4 - Seraphic symbols
24 4 - Impossible intercommunion
24 4 - Rise of thought
24 5 - Fear of the serpent overcome
24 5 - Leprosy healed
24 5 - False womanhood
24 5 - Bruising sin's head
24 5 - Dragon cast down to earth
24 6 - Love impartial and universal
24 6 - Life-power indestructible
24 6 - Belief and practice
24 6 - Sure reward of righteousness
24 6 - Angelic offices


December 16,1906

Subject: 25

IS THE UNIVERSE, INCLUDING MAN, EVOLVED BY ATOMIC FORCE?

o3oo



-- Golden Text --

I Chronicles 29:12

    12 Both riches and honour come of
thee, and thou reignest over all; and
in thine hand is power and might; and
in thine hand it is to make great,
and to give strength unto all.



Responsive Reading


Job 12:1,2,4,7-13,18,19

    1 And Job answered and said,

    2 No doubt but ye are the people,
and wisdom shall die with you.

    4 I am as one mocked of his
neighbour, who calleth upon God, and
he answereth him: the just upright
man is laughed to scorn.

    7 But ask now the beasts, and they
shall teach thee; and the fowls of the
air, and they shall tell thee:

    8 Or speak to the earth, and it
shall teach thee: and the fishes of
the sea shall declare unto thee.

    9 Who knoweth not in all these that
the hand of the Lord hath wrought
this?

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

    11 Doth not the ear try words? and
the mouth taste his meat?

    12 With the ancient is wisdom; and
in length of days understanding.

    13 With him is wisdom and strength,
he hath counsel and understanding.

    18 He looseth the bond of kings,
and girdeth their loins with a
girdle.

    19 He leadeth princes away spoiled,
and overthroweth the mighty.
Job 13:1

    1 Lo, mine eye hath seen all this,
mine ear hath heard and understood it.



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 14:24,27

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

    27 For the Lord of hosts hath
purposed, and who shall disannul it?
and his hand is stretched out, and
who shall turn it back?
Isaiah 40:12,26,28

    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.

***
Daniel 6:27

    27 He delivereth and rescueth, and
he worketh signs and wonders in heaven
and in earth, who hath delivered
Daniel from the power of the lions.

***
Psalm 93:1,4

    1 The Lord reigneth, he is clothed
with majesty; the Lord is clothed with
strength, wherewith he hath girded
himself: the world also is
stablished, that it cannot be moved.

    4 The Lord on high is mightier than
the noise of many waters, yea, than
the mighty waves of the sea.


o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 124:20-31


    (All force mental)
    Adhesion, cohesion, and attraction are properties of Mind. They belong to divine Principle, and support the equipoise of that thought-force, which launched the earth in its orbit and said to the proud wave, "Thus far and no farther."
    Spirit is the life, substance, and continuity of all things. We tread on forces. Withdraw them, and creation must collapse. Human knowledge calls them forces of matter; but divine Science declares that they belong wholly to divine Mind, are inherent in this Mind, and so restores them to their rightful home and classification.


oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 293:13-16


    (Elementary electricity)
    The material so-called gases and forces are counterfeits of the spiritual forces of divine Mind, whose potency is Truth, whose attraction is Love, whose adhesion and cohesion are Life, perpetuating the eternal facts of being.


o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 209:16


    (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.


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


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


o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 187:22(begin The)-24


    (Action of mortal mind) There is no involuntary action. The divine Mind includes all action and volition, and man in Science is governed by this Mind.



Section 2


Psalm 62:11

    11 God hath spoken once; twice have
I heard this; that power belongeth
unto God.
Psalm 68:34,35

    34 Ascribe ye strength unto God:
his excellency is over Israel, and
his strength is in the clouds.

    35 O God, thou art terrible out of
thy holy places: the God of Israel is
he that giveth strength and power
unto his people. Blessed be God.

***
Isaiah 26:4

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

***
Revelation 4:11

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

***
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.


oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 275:20-23


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


o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 228:25-27


    (Priestly pride humbled)
    There is no power apart from God. Omnipotence has all-power, and to acknowledge any other power is to dishonor God.


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.


oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 357:25-26


    (One supremacy)
    If what opposes God is real, there must be two powers, and God is not supreme and infinite.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 358:1-6

    (Matter impotent)
    Is the woodman's axe, which destroys a tree's so-called life, superior to omnipotence? Can a leaden bullet deprive a man of Life, - that is, of God, who is man's Life? If God is at the mercy of matter, then matter is omnipotent. Such doctrines are "confusion worse confounded."


o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 143:27-31


    (Impossible coalescence)
    If Mind was first chronologically, is first potentially, and must be first eternally, then give to Mind the glory, honor, dominion, and power everlastingly due its holy name.



Section 3


Psalm 19:7

    7 The law of the Lord is perfect,
converting the soul: the testimony of
the Lord is sure, making wise the
simple.
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.

***
Isaiah 9:6,7

    6 For unto us a child is born, unto
us a son is given: and the government
shall be upon his shoulder: and his
name shall be called Wonderful,
Counsellor, The mighty God, The
everlasting Father, The Prince of
Peace.

    7 Of the increase of his government
and peace there shall be no end, upon
the throne of David, and upon his
kingdom, to order it, and to
establish it with judgment and with
justice from henceforth even for
ever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts
will perform this.
Isaiah 42:1,16,21

    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.

    16 And I will bring the blind by a
way that they knew not; I will lead
them in paths that they have not
known: I will make darkness light
before them, and crooked things
straight. These things will I do unto
them, and not forsake them.

    21 The Lord is well pleased for his
righteousness' sake; he will magnify
the law, and make it honourable.


o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 182:18-22,32


    (No material law)
    Mind's government of the body must supersede the so-called laws of matter. Obedience to material law prevents full obedience to spiritual law, - the law which overcomes material conditions and puts matter under the feet of Mind.
    The law of Christ, or Truth, makes all things possible to Spirit; but the so-called laws of matter would render Spirit of no avail, and demand obedience to materialistic codes, thus departing from the basis of one God, one lawmaker. To suppose that God constitutes laws of inharmony is a mistake; discords have no support from nature or divine law, however much is said to the contrary.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 183:19-21

    (Laws of nature spiritual) Laws of nature are laws of Spirit; but mortals commonly recognize as law that which hides the power of Spirit.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 184:12-17

    (Belief and understanding)
    Truth, Life, and Love are the only legitimate and eternal demands on man, and they are spiritual lawgivers, enforcing obedience through divine statutes.
    (Laws of human belief)
    Controlled by the divine intelligence, man is harmonious and eternal.


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 - 134:21

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



Section 4


Isaiah 51:6

    6 Lift up your eyes to the heavens,
and look upon the earth beneath: for
the heavens shall vanish away like
smoke, and the earth shall wax old
like a garment, and they that dwell
therein shall die in like manner: but
my salvation shall be for ever, and
my righteousness shall not be
abolished.

***
Matthew 24:3,4,29,35,38,39

    3 #And as he sat upon the mount of
Olives, the disciples came unto him
privately, saying, Tell us, when
shall these things be? and what shall
be the sign of thy coming, and of the
end of the world?

    4 And Jesus answered and said unto
them, Take heed that no man deceive
you.

    29 Immediately after the
tribulation of those days shall the
sun be darkened, and the moon shall
not give her light, and the stars
shall fall from heaven, and the
powers of the heavens shall be
shaken:

    35 Heaven and earth shall pass
away, but my words shall not pass
away.

    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.

***
II Peter 3:10,13

    10 But the day of the Lord will
come as a thief in the night; in the
which the heavens shall pass away
with a great noise, and the elements
shall melt with fervent heat, the
earth also and the works that are
therein shall be burned up.

    13 Nevertheless we, according to
his promise, look for new heavens and
a new earth, wherein dwelleth
righteousness.

***
Revelation 20:11

    11 And I saw a great white throne,
and him that sat on it, from whose
face the earth and the heaven fled
away; and there was found no place
for them.


o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 177:10-24


    (Mental and physical oneness) Matter, or body, is but a false concept of mortal mind. This so-called mind builds its own superstructure, of which the material body is the grosser portion; but from first to last, the body is a sensuous, human concept.
    (The effect of names)
    In the Scriptural allegory of the material creation, Adam or error, which represents the erroneous theory of life and intelligence in matter, had the naming of all that was material. These names indicated matter's properties, qualities, and forms. But a lie, the opposite of Truth, cannot name the qualities and effects of what is termed matter, and create the so-called laws of the flesh, nor can a lie hold the preponderance of power in any direction against God, Spirit and Truth.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 187:3-8

    (Ignorant idolatry)
    As mortals do not comprehend even mortal existence, how ignorant must they be of the all-knowing Mind and of His creations.
    Here you may see how so-called material sense creates its own forms of thought, gives them material names, and then worships and fears them.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 178:18-22

    (Animal magnetism destroyed)
    Mortal mind, acting from the basis of sensation in matter, is animal magnetism; but this so-called mind, from which comes all evil, contradicts itself, and must finally yield to the eternal Truth, or the divine Mind, expressed in Science.


ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 535:10-14


    (Judgment on error)
    Divine Science deals its chief blow at the supposed material foundations of life and intelligence. It dooms idolatry. A belief in other gods, other creators, and other creations must go down before Christian Science.



Section 5


II Samuel 22:6,7,10,11,13,16-18,20

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

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

    10 He bowed the heavens also, and
came down; and darkness was under his
feet.

    11 And he rode upon a cherub, and
did fly: and he was seen upon the
wings of the wind.

    13 Through the brightness before
him were coals of fire kindled.

    16 And the channels of the sea
appeared, the foundations of the
world were discovered, at the
rebuking of the Lord, at the blast of
the breath of his nostrils.

    17 He sent from above, he took me;
he drew me out of many waters;

    18 He delivered me from my strong
enemy, and from them that hated me:
for they were too strong for me.

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


o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 135:9


    (Lawful wonders) Spiritual evolution alone is worthy of the exercise of divine power.


oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 295:5-11


    (Mortals unlike immortals)
    God creates and governs the universe, including man. The universe is filled with spiritual ideas, which He evolves, and they are obedient to the Mind that makes them. Mortal mind would transform the spiritual into the material, and then recover man's original self in order to escape from the mortality of this error.


o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 115:19-5


    (Divine reflection) SCIENTIFIC TRANSLATION OF MORTAL MIND


First Degree: Depravity.



    (Unreality)
    PHYSICAL. Evil beliefs, passions and appetites, fear, depraved will, self-justification, pride, envy, deceit, hatred, revenge, sin, sickness, disease, death.


Second Degree: Evil beliefs disappearing.



    (Transitional qualities)
    MORAL. Humanity, honesty, affection, compassion, hope, faith, meekness, temperance.


Third Degree: Understanding.



    (Reality)
    SPIRITUAL. Wisdom, purity, spiritual understanding, spiritual power, love, health, holiness.



    (Spiritual universe)
    In the third degree mortal mind disappears, and man as God's image appears.


oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 264:13


    (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.


o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 125:12-16


    (Corporeal changes)
    As human thought changes from one stage to another of conscious pain and painlessness, sorrow and joy, - from fear to hope and from faith to understanding, - the visible manifestation will at last be man governed by Soul, not by material sense.



Section 6


Isaiah 40:3-5

    3 #The voice of him that crieth in
the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of
the Lord, make straight in the desert
a highway for our 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.

***
I Corinthians 15:24,25

    24 Then cometh the end, when he
shall have delivered up the kingdom
to God, even the Father; when he
shall have put down all rule and all
authority and power.

    25 For he must reign, till he hath
put all enemies under his feet.

***
II Corinthians 5:17

    17 Therefore if any man be in
Christ, he is a new creature: old
things are passed away; behold, all
things are become new.

***
Revelation 21:1,3,5(to .)

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

    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.

    5 And he that sat upon the throne
said, Behold, I make all things new.


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.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 256:2,13-16,32

    (No material creation)
    Advancing to a higher plane of action, thought rises from the material sense to the spiritual, from the scholastic to the inspirational, and from the mortal to the immortal. All things are created spiritually. Mind, not matter, is the creator. Love, the divine Principle, is the Father and Mother of the universe, including man.
    (No divine corporeality)
    The everlasting I AM is not bounded nor compressed within the narrow limits of physical humanity, nor can He be understood aright through mortal concepts.
    (Limitless Mind)
    Infinite Mind is the creator, and creation is the infinite image or idea emanating from this Mind. If Mind is within and without all things, then all is Mind; and this definition is scientific.


ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 518:24-6


    (Perfection of creation)
    Genesis i. 31. And God saw everything that He had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.



    The divine Principle, or Spirit, comprehends and expresses all, and all must therefore be as perfect as the divine Principle is perfect. Nothing is new to Spirit. Nothing can be novel to eternal Mind, the author of all things, who from all eternity knoweth His own ideas. Deity was satisfied with His work. How could He be otherwise, since the spiritual creation was the outgrowth, the emanation, of His infinite self-containment and immortal wisdom?

Subheadings in this lesson

25 1 - All force mental
25 1 - Elementary electricity
25 1 - Spiritual translation
25 1 - Conquer beliefs and fears
25 1 - Action of mortal mind
25 2 - The divine completeness
25 2 - Priestly pride humbled
25 2 - God's allness learned
25 2 - One supremacy
25 2 - Matter impotent
25 2 - Impossible coalescence
25 3 - No material law
25 3 - Laws of nature spiritual
25 3 - Belief and understanding
25 3 - Laws of human belief
25 3 - Certain contradictions
25 3 - Basis of miracles
25 4 - Mental and physical oneness
25 4 - The effect of names
25 4 - Ignorant idolatry
25 4 - Animal magnetism destroyed
25 4 - Judgment on error
25 5 - Lawful wonders
25 5 - Mortals unlike immortals
25 5 - Divine reflection
25 5 - Unreality
25 5 - Transitional qualities
25 5 - Reality
25 5 - Spiritual universe
25 5 - Self-completeness
25 5 - Corporeal changes
25 6 - Spiritual proofs of existence
25 6 - Godward gravitation
25 6 - No material creation
25 6 - No divine corporeality
25 6 - Limitless Mind
25 6 - Perfection of creation


December 23,1906

Subject: 26

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE.

3ooo



-- Golden Text --

John 14:12

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


Responsive Reading


Revelation 12:7-17

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

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


    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.

    12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens,
and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the
inhabiters of the earth and of the
sea! for the devil is come down unto
you, having great wrath, because he
knoweth that he hath but a short
time.

    13 And when the dragon saw that he
was cast unto the earth, he persecuted
the woman which brought forth the man
child.

    14 And to the woman were given two
wings of a great eagle, that she might
fly into the wilderness, into her
place, where she is nourished for a
time, and times, and half a time,
from the face of the serpent.

    15 And the serpent cast out of his
mouth water as a flood after the
woman, that he might cause her to be
carried away of the flood.

    16 And the earth helped the woman,
and the earth opened her mouth, and
swallowed up the flood which the
dragon cast out of his mouth.

    17 And the dragon was wroth with
the woman, and went to make war with
the remnant of her seed, which keep
the commandments of God, and have the
testimony of Jesus Christ.


Section 1


Exodus 3:14

    14 And God said unto Moses, I AM
THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt
thou say unto the children of Israel,
I AM hath sent me unto you.
Exodus 4:1-5,17

    1 And Moses answered and said,
But, behold, they will not believe
me, nor hearken unto my voice: for
they will say, The Lord hath not
appeared unto thee.

    2 And the Lord said unto him, What
is that in thine hand? And he said, A
rod.

    3 And he said, Cast it on the
ground. And he cast it on the ground,
and it became a serpent; and Moses
fled from before it.

    4 And the Lord said unto Moses, Put
forth thine hand, and take it by the
tail. And he put forth his hand, and
caught it, and it became a rod in his
hand:

    5 That they may believe that the
Lord God of their fathers, the God of
Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the
God of Jacob, hath appeared unto
thee.

    17 And thou shalt take this rod in
thine hand, wherewith thou shalt do
signs.

***
Deuteronomy 18:18,19

    18 I will raise them up a Prophet
from among their brethren, like unto
thee, and will put my words in his
mouth; and he shall speak unto them
all that I shall command him.

    19 And it shall come to pass, that
whosoever will not hearken unto my
words which he shall speak in my
name, I will require it of him.

***
John 1:45

    45 Philip findeth Nathanael, and
saith unto him, We have found him, of
whom Moses in the law, and the
prophets, did write, Jesus of
Nazareth, the son of Joseph.
John 5:45,46

    45 Do not think that I will accuse
you to the Father: there is one that
accuseth you, even Moses, in whom ye
trust.

    46 For had ye believed Moses, ye
would have believed me: for he wrote
of me.

***
Luke 24:27

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 271:1-5


    (Prophetic ignorance)
    Christ's Christianity is the chain of scientific being reappearing in all ages, maintaining its obvious correspondence with the Scriptures and uniting all periods in the design of God.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 139:4-8


    (Marvels and reformations)
    From beginning to end, the Scriptures are full of accounts of the triumph of Spirit, Mind, over matter. Moses proved the power of Mind by what men called miracles; so did Joshua, Elijah, and Elisha.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 321:13-2


    (Fear of the serpent overcome)
    The serpent, evil, under wisdom's bidding, was destroyed through understanding divine Science, and this proof was a staff upon which to lean. The illusion of Moses lost its power to alarm him, when he discovered that what he apparently saw was really but a phase of mortal belief.
    (Leprosy healed)
    It was scientifically demonstrated that leprosy was a creation of mortal mind and not a condition of matter, when Moses first put his hand into his bosom and drew it forth white as snow with the dread disease, and presently restored his hand to its natural condition by the same simple process. God had lessened Moses' fear by this proof in divine Science, and the inward voice became to him the voice of God, which said: "It shall come to pass, if they will not believe thee, neither hearken to the voice of the first sign, that they will believe the voice of the latter sign." And so it was in the coming centuries, when the Science of being was demonstrated by Jesus, who showed his students the power of Mind by changing water into wine, and taught them how to handle serpents unharmed, to heal the sick and cast out evils in proof of the supremacy of Mind.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 131:26-4


    (John the Baptist, and the Messiah)
    The mission of Jesus confirmed prophecy, and explained the so-called miracles of olden time as natural demonstrations of the divine power, demonstrations which were not understood. Jesus' works established his claim to the Messiahship. In reply to John's inquiry, "Art thou he that should come," Jesus returned an affirmative reply, recounting his works instead of referring to his doctrine, confident that this exhibition of the divine power to heal would fully answer the question.


Section 2


Mark 12:35,36

    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.

***
John 13:19,20

    19 Now I tell you before it come,
that, when it is come to pass, ye may
believe that I am he.

    20 Verily, verily, I say unto you,
He that receiveth whomsoever I send
receiveth me; and he that receiveth
me receiveth him that sent me.
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:

***
Matthew 28:18,19

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

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

***
I John 5:7

    7 For there are three that bear
record in heaven, the Father, the
Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these
three are one.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 107:1


    (Christian Science discovered)
    In the year 1866, I discovered the Christ Science or divine laws of Life, Truth, and Love, and named my discovery Christian Science. God had been graciously preparing me during many years for the reception of this final revelation of the absolute divine Principle of scientific mental healing.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 123:16

    (Seeming and being)
    The term CHRISTIAN SCIENCE was introduced by the author to designate the scientific system of divine healing.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 127:9-12,26

    (Scientific terms)
    The terms Divine Science, Spiritual Science, Christ Science or Christian Science, or Science alone, she employs interchangeably, according to the requirements of the context.
    (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 - 147:24

    (A definite rule discovered)
    Our Master healed the sick, practised Christian healing, and taught the generalities of its divine Principle to his students; but he left no definite rule for demonstrating this Principle of healing and preventing disease. This rule remained to be discovered in Christian Science. A pure affection takes form in goodness, but Science alone reveals the divine Principle of goodness and demonstrates its rules.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 333:19-23

  (- 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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 55:22-29


    (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.
    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.


Section 3


Acts 3:13-15,19-21

    13 The God of Abraham, and of
Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our
fathers, hath glorified his Son
Jesus; whom ye delivered up, and
denied him in the presence of Pilate,
when he was determined to let him go.


    14 But ye denied the Holy One and
the Just, and desired a murderer to
be granted unto you;

    15 And killed the Prince of life,
whom God hath raised from the dead;
whereof we are witnesses.

    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.

***
Hebrews 4:8

    8 For if Jesus had given them rest,
then would he not afterward have
spoken of another day.
Hebrews 9:24,28

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

    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.

***
Luke 13:20,21

    20 And again he said, Whereunto
shall I liken the kingdom of God?

    21 It is like leaven, which a woman
took and hid in three measures of
meal, till the whole was leavened.

***
Revelation 12:1,2,5

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

    2 And she being with child cried,
travailing in birth, and pained to be
delivered.

    5 And she brought forth a man
child, who was to rule all nations
with a rod of iron: and her child was
caught up unto God, and to his
throne.

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    (Leaven of Truth)
    Jesus bade his disciples beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees, which he defined as human doctrines. His parable of the "leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened," impels the inference that the spiritual leaven signifies the Science of Christ and its spiritual interpretation, - an inference far above the merely ecclesiastical and formal applications of the illustration.
    Did not this parable point a moral with a prophecy, foretelling the second appearing in the flesh of the Christ, Truth, hidden in sacred secrecy from the visible world?
    Ages pass, but this leaven of Truth is ever at work. It must destroy the entire mass of error, and so be eternally glorified in man's spiritual freedom.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 562:24


    (Travail and joy)
    Also the spiritual idea is typified by a woman in travail, waiting to be delivered of her sweet promise, but remembering no more her sorrow for joy that the birth goes on; for great is the idea, and the travail portentous.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 150:4


    (The main purpose)
    To-day the healing power of Truth is widely demonstrated as an immanent, eternal Science, instead of a phenomenal exhibition. Its appearing is the coming anew of the gospel of "on earth peace, good-will toward men." This coming, as was promised by the Master, is for its establishment as a permanent dispensation among men; but the mission of Christian Science now, as in the time of its earlier demonstration, is not primarily one of physical healing. Now, as then, signs and wonders are wrought in the metaphysical healing of physical disease; but these signs are only to demonstrate its divine origin, - to attest the reality of the higher mission of the Christ-power to take away the sins of the world.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 329:5-7


    (Imitation of Jesus)
    A little leaven leavens the whole lump. A little understanding of Christian Science proves the truth of all that I say of it.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 422:18


    (Disease neutralized)
    These changes which go on in mortal mind serve to reconstruct the body. Thus Christian Science, by the alchemy of Spirit, destroys sin and death.


Section 4


I Corinthians 12:3

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

***
Galatians 1:8

    8 But though we, or an angel from
heaven, preach any other gospel unto
you than that which we have preached
unto you, let him be accursed.

***
I Timothy 6:3-5,11

    3 If any man teach otherwise, and
consent not to wholesome words, even
the words of our Lord Jesus Christ,
and to the doctrine which is
according to godliness;

    4 He is proud, knowing nothing, but
doting about questions and strifes of
words, whereof cometh envy, strife,
railings, evil surmisings.

    5 Perverse disputings of men of
corrupt minds, and destitute of the
truth, supposing that gain is
godliness: from such withdraw
thyself.

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

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 112:3-10,23


    (One school of Truth)
    Is there more than one school of Christian Science? Christian Science is demonstrable. There can, therefore, be but one method in its teaching. Those who depart from this method forfeit their claims to belong to its school, and they become adherents of the Socratic, the Platonic, the Spencerian, or some other school. By this is meant that they adopt and adhere to some particular system of human opinions.
    (On sandy foundations)
    Any theory of Christian Science, which departs from what has already been stated and proved to be true, affords no foundation upon which to establish a genuine school of this Science. Also, if any so-called new school claims to be Christian Science, and yet uses another author's discoveries without giving that author proper credit, such a school is erroneous, for it inculcates a breach of that divine commandment in the Hebrew Decalogue, "Thou shalt not steal."

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


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

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


    (Science as foreign to all religion)
    Mystery does not enshroud Christ's teachings, and they are not theoretical and fragmentary, but practical and complete; and being practical and complete, they are not deprived of their essential vitality.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 456:25


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


Section 5


John 3:21

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

***
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.

***
Luke 10:17

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

***
I Corinthians 12:28

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

***
Acts 20:28

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

***
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.

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    (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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 41:14


    (Healing early lost)
    The proofs of Truth, Life, and Love, which Jesus gave by casting out error and healing the sick, completed his earthly mission; but in the Christian Church this demonstration of healing was early lost, about three centuries after the crucifixion. No ancient school of philosophy, materia medica, or scholastic theology ever taught or demonstrated the divine healing of absolute Science.

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."

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


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 21:10,22,27

    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,

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

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

592:18 Chapter 17: Glossary
(NEW JERUSALEM)

    NEW JERUSALEM. Divine Science; the spiritual facts and harmony of the universe; the kingdom of heaven, or reign of harmony.

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    (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."

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 576:3,18(begin What)-20(to ?)

    (Revelation's pure zenith)
    This heavenly city, lighted by the Sun of Righteousness, - this New Jerusalem, this infinite All, which to us seems hidden in the mist of remoteness, - reached St. John's vision while yet he tabernacled with mortals.
    (The shrine celestial) What further indication need we of the real man's incorporeality than this, that John saw heaven and earth with "no temple [body] therein"?

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    (The city of our God)
    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."
    The writer's present feeble sense of Christian Science closes with St. John's Revelation as recorded by the great apostle, for his vision is the acme of this Science as the Bible reveals it.

Subheadings in this lesson

26 1 - Prophetic ignorance
26 1 - Marvels and reformations
26 1 - Fear of the serpent overcome
26 1 - Leprosy healed
26 1 - John the Baptist, and the Messiah
26 2 - Christian Science discovered
26 2 - Seeming and being
26 2 - Scientific terms
26 2 - No physical science
26 2 - A definite rule discovered
26 2 - -13- The divine Principle and idea
26 2 - Injustice to the Saviour
26 3 - Leaven of Truth
26 3 - Travail and joy
26 3 - The main purpose
26 3 - Imitation of Jesus
26 3 - Disease neutralized
26 4 - One school of Truth
26 4 - On sandy foundations
26 4 - Rebukes helpful
26 4 - Science as foreign to all religion
26 4 - This volume indispensable
26 5 - The Christ-mission
26 5 - Healing early lost
26 5 - Churchly neglect
26 5 - Spiritual Eucharist
26 6 - The city foursquare
26 6 - Revelation's pure zenith
26 6 - The shrine celestial
26 6 - The city of our God

List of all subheadings



01 1 - No divine corporeality
01 1 - Spiritual offspring
01 1 - Belief and practice
01 1 - Elimination of sickness
01 1 - Divine sense of Deity
01 2 - No material creation
01 2 - Ideal man and woman
01 2 - -8- Father-Mother
01 2 - The infinitude of God
01 2 - Perfection requisite
01 3 - Jesus' sinless career
01 3 - Choose ye today
01 3 - Unscientific theories
01 3 - Sickness erroneous
01 3 - Perfect models
01 4 - The leaves of healing
01 4 - Paean of jubilee
01 4 - A definite rule discovered
01 4 - Source of all life and action
01 4 - Spiritual structure
01 5 - -1- The deific supremacy
01 5 - Our physical insensibility to Spirit
01 5 - Light and darkness
01 5 - God invisible to the senses
01 6 - Native nothingness of sin
01 6 - Spiritual insight
01 6 - The kingdom within
01 6 - -26- Purity the path to perfection
01 6 - -24- God the parent Mind
02 1 - Incisive questions
02 1 - Millennial glory
02 1 - Rebukes helpful
02 1 - Healing primary
02 1 - True flesh and blood
02 1 - Childlike receptivity
02 2 - Moral retrogression
02 2 - Cumulative repentance
02 2 - Sickness will abate
02 2 - Need and supply
02 2 - The three processes
02 3 - Efficacious repentance
02 3 - A gospel narrative
02 3 - Divine insight
02 3 - Penitence or hospitality
02 3 - Genuine repentance
02 4 - Sorrow and reformation
02 4 - Moral retrogression
02 4 - Justice and substitution
02 4 - Conversion of Saul
02 4 - Mental conspirators
02 4 - Appetites to be abandoned
02 5 - Watchfulness requisite
02 5 - Veritable devotion
02 5 - The chalice sacrificial
02 5 - Trustworthy beneficence
02 5 - Narrow pathway
02 6 - Radical changes
02 6 - The immortal birth
02 6 - Spiritual baptism
02 6 - Spiritual Eucharist
03 1 - The leaves of healing
03 1 - Serving two masters
03 1 - -4- Life the creator
03 1 - Narrow pathway
03 2 - Ever-appearing creation
03 2 - Mind's pure thought
03 2 - Rising to the light
03 2 - Biological inventions
03 2 - Physiology unscientific
03 2 - Abiding in Life
03 3 - Divinity ever ready
03 3 - Record of error
03 3 - Christian Science discovered
03 3 - The test of experience
03 3 - God's law destroys evil
03 3 - Contrasted testimony
03 3 - Scriptural perception
03 4 - Human reflection
03 4 - A mortal not man
03 4 - Exercise of Mind faculties
03 4 - The Christ-element
03 5 - The leaves of healing
03 5 - Destruction of all evil
03 5 - Death outdone
03 5 - Divine victory
03 6 - Deformity and perfection
03 6 - Our footsteps heavenward
03 6 - Sin to be overcome
03 6 - Condition of progress
03 6 - Triumph over death
04 1 - -2- The deific definitions
04 1 - Salvation is through reform
04 1 - Divine allness
04 2 - Sinlessness of Mind, Soul
04 2 - Logic and revelation
04 2 - The effect of names
04 2 - All evil unnatural
04 2 - Fatal premises
04 3 - Two claims omitted
04 3 - Light shining in darkness
04 3 - Solitary research
04 4 - Death outdone
04 4 - Christian pleading
04 4 - Morality required
04 5 - Vision opening
04 5 - Life not contingent on matter
04 5 - Sense versus Soul
04 5 - The origin of divinity
04 6 - Heralds of Science
04 6 - Scientific purgation
04 6 - Knowledge and Truth
04 6 - The counterfeit forces
04 6 - Day of judgment
05 1 - Anthropomorphism
05 1 - Spirit the starting-point
05 1 - Divine synonyms
05 1 - Salvation is through reform
05 1 - Pardon and amendment
05 1 - Mercy without partiality
05 2 - Mere negation
05 2 - Proof in practice
05 2 - Example for our salvation
05 2 - Master's business
05 2 - Zigzag course
05 2 - Behest of the cross
05 2 - Spiritual interpretation
05 3 - Practical religion
05 3 - Speedy healing
05 3 - The true sense
05 3 - Uses of adversity
05 4 - Effective triumph
05 4 - Healing primary
05 4 - Love the incentive
05 4 - Doubting disciples
05 4 - A divine response
05 4 - Sublime summary
05 4 - Genuine healing
05 5 - Help and discipline
05 5 - Material pleasures
05 5 - Bearing our sins
05 5 - Ascendency of good
05 6 - The holy struggle
05 6 - Immortal achieval
05 6 - Suffering inevitable
05 6 - Service and worship
05 6 - Efficacious petitions
05 6 - The robe of Science
06 1 - Omnipotence set forth
06 1 - -17- Infinite Spirit
06 1 - Derivatives of spirit
06 1 - Fruitless worship
06 1 - The true worship
06 2 - -18- The only substance
06 2 - Life only in Spirit
06 2 - Soul greater than body
06 2 - Weakness of material theories
06 2 - Irreconcilable differences
06 2 - Copartnership impossible
06 2 - Corporeality and Spirit
06 2 - Unscientific introspection
06 3 - Scientific foreknowing
06 3 - No physical science
06 3 - -13- The divine Principle and idea
06 3 - Man inseperable from Spirit
06 3 - Spiritual foreshadowings
06 3 - A mortal not man
06 4 - Spiritual language
06 4 - Pentecost repeated
06 4 - Spiritual translation
06 4 - Scientific consistency
06 4 - Injustice to the Saviour
06 5 - Doctrines and faith
06 5 - Self-reliance and confidence
06 5 - Results of faith in Truth
06 5 - Spiritual insight
06 5 - Knowledge and honesty
06 5 - Eternal man recognized
06 6 - Spirit transforms
06 6 - Patience and final perfection
06 6 - The Christ-element
06 6 - Key to the kingdom
07 1 - Soul defined
07 1 - -19- Soul and Spirit one
07 1 - The divine reflection
07 1 - The central intelligence
07 2 - Geology a failure
07 2 - Science versus sense
07 2 - Corporeal changes
07 2 - The sun and Soul
07 2 - Definition of man
07 3 - Vision opening
07 3 - Awaken the patient
07 3 - Mind destroys all ills
07 3 - Health from reliance on spirituality
07 4 - Unscientific theories
07 4 - Pantheistic tendencies
07 4 - Matter is not substance
07 4 - Jesus' disregard of matter
07 4 - Living temple
07 5 - Sickness as discord
07 5 - Soul imperishable
07 5 - Sin only of the flesh
07 5 - Soul impeccable
07 6 - - Psalm XXIII -
07 6 - Divine metaphysics
07 6 - Scientific foreknowing
07 6 - Value of intuition
07 6 - Judgment on error
07 6 - YEAR
08 1 - Allness of Truth
08 1 - Seemingly independent authority
08 1 - Material misconceptions
08 1 - Spiritual subdivision
08 1 - Impossible coalescence
08 2 - Imperfect terminology
08 2 - Mental strength
08 2 - Error's power imaginary
08 2 - One basis for all sickness
08 2 - Our modern Eves
08 3 - Resting in holy work
08 3 - Action of mortal mind
08 3 - Mind heals brain-disease
08 3 - Slavery abolished
08 3 - Man governed by Mind
08 3 - Indestructible life of man
08 4 - Divine strength
08 4 - Spiritual concord
08 4 - Aspiration and love
08 4 - Crumbs of comfort
08 4 - Receptive hearts
08 4 - Love imparts beauty
08 5 - Absent patients
08 5 - Not words but deeds
08 5 - Dangerous knowledge
08 5 - Standard of liberty
08 5 - True healing transcendent
08 6 - No material law
08 6 - Practical success
08 6 - Halfway success
08 6 - Higher law ends bondage
08 6 - Mortal mind's disappearance
08 6 - Two chief commands
09 1 - Christ's reappearance
09 1 - The immortal birth
09 1 - Spiritual conception
09 1 - -11- Christ Jesus
09 2 - Spiritual sunlight
09 2 - Spiritual idea revealed
09 2 - Prophetic ignorance
09 2 - Sonship of Jesus
09 2 - -13- The divine Principle and idea
09 2 - Spiritual foreshadowings
09 3 - John the Baptist, and the Messiah
09 3 - John's misgivings
09 3 - Jesus as mediator
09 3 - The Christ-element
09 3 - Scientific offspring
09 4 - Effective triumph
09 4 - Christ's demonstration
09 4 - Ancient spiritualism
09 4 - A divine response
09 4 - Scientific foreknowing
09 5 - Heaven's sentinel
09 5 - The real pillory
09 5 - Example for our salvation
09 5 - Bearing our sins
09 6 - Prophetic ignorance
09 6 - -15- The Son's duality
09 6 - -16- Eternity of the Christ
09 6 - The main purpose
10 1 - The city foursquare
10 1 - Man's entity spiritual
10 1 - Spiritual idea crowned
10 1 - Divinity not childless
10 1 - Man not evolved
10 1 - Scientific finalities
10 2 - The divine reflection
10 2 - Inverted images and ideas
10 2 - Advancement by sacrifice
10 3 - The kingdom within
10 3 - Waymarks to eternal Truth
10 3 - Paradise regained
10 3 - Life only in Spirit
10 3 - -26- Purity the path to perfection
10 4 - Man inseparable from Love
10 4 - Sin is punished
10 4 - Strong position
10 4 - Superiority to sickness and sin
10 4 - Immaterial pleasure
10 4 - Spiritual proofs of existence
10 5 - Native freedom
10 5 - Standard of liberty
10 5 - God-given dominion
10 5 - Deformity and perfection
10 6 - Choose ye today
10 6 - -24- God the parent Mind
10 6 - Godward gravitation
10 6 - Healthful explanation
10 6 - The infinitude of God
11 1 - Cure of insanity
11 1 - Light shining in darkness
11 1 - Terms adopted by the author
11 1 - Matter is not substance
11 2 - Thought seen as substance
11 2 - Consecration required
11 2 - Ever-appearing creation
11 2 - All force mental
11 2 - Eternity of Life
11 2 - Spiritual thoughts
11 3 - Man's entity
11 3 - Inverted images and ideas
11 3 - One cause supreme
11 3 - Substance is Spirit
11 3 - Christian pleading
11 4 - Sense-dreams
11 4 - Scriptural allegory
11 4 - Five senses deceptive
11 4 - The age's privilege
11 5 - God's man discerned
11 5 - The divine reflection
11 5 - Inverted images and ideas
11 5 - Jesus the Scientist
11 6 - Spiritual synonyms
11 6 - Divine propagation
11 6 - Ever-appearing creation
11 6 - Man's present possibilities
11 6 - Nearness of Deity
11 6 - Divine sense of Deity
12 1 - Spiritual offspring
12 1 - How healing was lost
12 1 - Divine origination
12 1 - Man's genuine being
12 1 - Erroneous postulates
12 2 - Cumulative repentance
12 2 - Temperance reform
12 2 - Mortal verdict
12 2 - Mythical pleasure
12 2 - Blessings from pain
12 2 - Decapitation of error
12 2 - Scientific purgation
12 3 - Persistence of species
12 3 - Matter versus Spirit
12 3 - -30- Divine pardon
12 3 - -32- Basis of health and immortality
12 3 - Disease neutralized
12 4 - Sure reward of righteousness
12 4 - Fear and sickness identical
12 4 - Methods rejected
12 4 - Testimony of medical teachers
12 4 - Mind the only healer
12 5 - Erroneous conception
12 5 - Erroneous postulates
12 5 - Victory over the grave
12 5 - Christian standard
12 5 - No death nor inaction
12 5 - Vision opening
12 6 - Mind's true camera
12 6 - Self-completeness
12 6 - Spiritual proofs of existence
12 6 - Genera classified
12 6 - New earth and no more sea
12 6 - Soul greater than body
13 1 - Understanding versus belief
13 1 - -7- Divine trinity
13 1 - A mortal not man
13 1 - So-called superiority
13 1 - Superstition obsolete
13 1 - Intelligent consecration
13 1 - The present immortality
13 2 - All evil unnatural
13 2 - Vain ecstasies
13 2 - Rebukes helpful
13 2 - Jesus as mediator
13 2 - Practical preaching
13 2 - The uses of truth
13 3 - -Platform summation-
13 3 - The divine loveliness
13 3 - Some lessons from nature
13 3 - Affection's demands
13 3 - Help and discipline
13 3 - Angelic offices
13 4 - Harmonious functions
13 4 - Cure of insanity
13 4 - Final destruction of error
13 4 - Perceiving the divine image
13 4 - Confusion confounded
13 4 - Vapor and nothingness
13 5 - Harmony natural
13 5 - The shrine celestial
13 5 - True estimate of God's messenger
13 5 - The one only way
13 6 - -20- The one divine Mind
13 6 - The real and the unreal
13 6 - Superstition obsolete
13 6 - Arguing wrongly
13 6 - Unnatural deflections
13 6 - -27- True idea of man
14 1 - Harmony from Spirit
14 1 - Adam and the senses
14 1 - All faculties from Mind
14 1 - The doom of sin
14 1 - False testimony refuted
14 1 - Reason and Science
14 2 - Human frailty
14 2 - Human reproduction
14 2 - Human stature
14 2 - Power of habit
14 2 - Spiritual translation
14 3 - Self-constituted law
14 3 - No material law
14 3 - Corporeal penalties
14 4 - Will-power an animal propensity
14 4 - Human power a blind force
14 4 - Will-power unrighteous
14 4 - Divine energy
14 5 - Fulfilment of the Law
14 5 - Retribution and remorse
14 5 - Divine severity
14 5 - Knowledge and honesty
14 5 - Dangerous resemblances
14 6 - Practical preaching
14 6 - Arena of contest
14 6 - Scientific purgation
15 1 - Subordination of evil
15 1 - One primal cause
15 1 - God's law destroys evil
15 1 - Unrealities that seem real
15 1 - The human counterfeit
15 1 - Allegiance to Spirit
15 2 - Contrasted testimony
15 2 - Knowledge and Truth
15 2 - Deflection of being
15 2 - No temptation from God
15 2 - No real disease
15 2 - Pangs caused by the press
15 3 - Jesus the way-shower
15 3 - Rebukes helpful
15 3 - No material law
15 3 - Laws of nature spiritual
15 3 - Right endeavor possible
15 3 - No laws of matter
15 4 - Divine fulfilment
15 4 - Truth destroys falsity
15 4 - Cancellation of human sin
15 4 - Destruction of all evil
15 4 - Profession and proof
15 4 - Christian standard
15 5 - God and His image
15 5 - Ignorance the sign of error
15 5 - Ignorant idolatry
15 5 - Spiritual thoughts
15 6 - Vapor and nothingness
15 6 - Deformity and perfection
15 6 - Jesus' disregard of matter
15 6 - Full fruitage yet to come
15 6 - Need and supply
16 1 - Patience and final perfection
16 1 - Antagonistic sources
16 1 - Perfect models
16 1 - Perfection requisite
16 1 - Standpoints changed
16 2 - -Platform summation-
16 2 - The divine standard of perfection
16 2 - Indestructible relationship
16 2 - Testimony of Soul
16 3 - True flesh and blood
16 3 - Proof in practice
16 3 - The true worship
16 3 - Jesus' sinless career
16 3 - Behest of the cross
16 4 - Justice and substitution
16 4 - Conversion of Saul
16 4 - Appetites to be abandoned
16 4 - Sin or fear the root of sickness
16 5 - Human reconciliation
16 5 - Efficacious repentance
16 5 - Radical changes
16 6 - Deliverance not vicarious
16 6 - Moral victory
16 6 - Victory over the grave
16 6 - The stone rolled away
16 6 - Injustice to the Saviour
17 1 - -26- Purity the path to perfection
17 1 - Immaterial pleasure
17 1 - Mortals unlike immortals
17 1 - A mortal not man
17 2 - Christian standard
17 2 - Second death
17 2 - Sin to be overcome
17 2 - Triumph over death
17 3 - Sin is punished
17 3 - Salvation and probation
17 3 - Death no advantage
17 3 - Life all-inclusive
17 4 - The origin of divinity
17 4 - Obstacles overcome
17 4 - After the resurrection
17 4 - Spiritual ascension
17 4 - The last breakfast
17 5 - Death but an illusion
17 5 - Spiritual offspring
17 5 - God's creation intact
17 6 - Salvation and probation
17 6 - Scientific purgation
17 6 - Our footsteps heavenward
18 1 - Vicarious suffering
18 1 - Sin or fear the root of sickness
18 1 - Cumulative repentance
18 1 - Retribution and remorse
18 1 - Climax of suffering
18 1 - Cleansing upheaval
18 2 - Final purpose
18 2 - Mental conspirators
18 2 - The fall of error
18 2 - True attainment
18 3 - Pardon and amendment
18 3 - Image of the beast
18 3 - Temperance reform
18 3 - Arena of contest
18 4 - Love frees from fear
18 4 - Expiation by suffering
18 4 - Sin is punished
18 4 - No healing in sin
18 4 - Day of judgment
18 5 - Expose sin without believing in it
18 5 - Two infinite creators absurd
18 5 - Mercy without partiality
18 5 - Universal panacea
18 5 - Justice and recompense
18 5 - Evil negative and self-destructive
18 6 - Mockery of truth
18 6 - Resist to the end
18 6 - Ultimate harmony
18 6 - Treatment of disease
18 6 - Spiritual gateway
18 6 - Divine authority
19 1 - Adam
19 1 - Progeny cursed
19 1 - Mortality mythical
19 2 - Willpower detrimental
19 2 - False stimulus
19 2 - Will-power unrighteous
19 2 - Exclusion of malpractice
19 3 - The great question
19 3 - The fall of error
19 3 - Mortal mind not a healer
19 3 - Embryonic sinful thoughts
19 3 - Scientific man
19 4 - The Christian's privilege
19 4 - Ontology versus physiology
19 4 - Material man as a dream
19 4 - Spiritual existence the one fact
19 4 - Mortal existence a dream
19 4 - Sickness akin to sin
19 5 - Paradise regained
19 5 - Essential element of Christianity
19 5 - Children's tractability
19 5 - Immutable identity of man
19 5 - Divine nature appearing
19 6 - God's man discerned
19 6 - The kingdom within
19 6 - Contradictions not found
19 6 - God's idea the ideal man
19 6 - -29- Adam not ideal man
19 6 - -22- The real manhood
20 1 - Forgetfulness of self
20 1 - Soul impeccable
20 1 - Jesus as mediator
20 1 - Godward gravitation
20 1 - Childlike receptivity
20 1 - Narrow pathway
20 2 - Charity to those opposed
20 2 - Harmony natural
20 2 - Man inseparable from Love
20 2 - Summit of aspiration
20 2 - Perfect example
20 3 - Sectarianism and opposition
20 3 - The clouds dissolving
20 3 - Thought-angels
20 3 - Our angelic messengers
20 4 - Complete emulation
20 4 - The present immortality
20 4 - The panoply of wisdom
20 4 - Final destruction of error
20 5 - Desire for holiness
20 5 - No real disease
20 5 - Trustworthy beneficence
20 5 - Loftiest adoration
20 5 - Advancement by sacrifice
20 5 - The chalice sacrificial
20 5 - Consecration required
20 6 - Spiritual idea crowned
20 6 - Second death
20 6 - Mortals unlike immortals
20 6 - Mortals are not immortals
20 6 - Steadfast and calm trust
21 1 - Love impartial and universal
21 1 - Corporeal ignorance
21 1 - Crumbs of comfort
21 1 - Job, on the resurrection
21 1 - Sickness as discord
21 1 - Reflection of Spirit
21 2 - Jesus as mediator
21 2 - Life not contingent on matter
21 2 - Certain contradictions
21 2 - Perpetual motion
21 2 - Ptolemaic and psychical error
21 2 - The sun and Soul
21 3 - Spiritual guidance
21 3 - House of bondage
21 3 - Higher law ends bondage
21 3 - Causation mental
21 3 - Forgetfulness of self
21 4 - Disease mental
21 4 - Life only in Spirit
21 4 - Receptive hearts
21 5 - Miracles rejected
21 5 - Mankind redeemed
21 5 - Christianity still rejected
21 5 - Spiritual foreshadowings
21 6 - Jesus' disregard of matter
21 6 - Rebukes helpful
21 6 - The age's privilege
21 6 - Standpoints changed
22 1 - A so-called mind-cure
22 1 - Error destroyed, not pardoned
22 1 - The hopeful outlook
22 2 - Mindless methods
22 2 - Animal magnetism error
22 2 - Perfection of divine government
22 2 - Metaphysical treatment
22 3 - Personal conclusions
22 3 - Mere negation
22 3 - No trespass on human rights
22 3 - Expose sin without believing in it
22 4 - The action of faith
22 4 - Confirmation in a parable
22 4 - Science versus hypnotism
22 5 - Apathy to occultism
22 5 - Purity of science
22 5 - Obligations of teachers
22 5 - Indispensable defence
22 6 - Exclusion of malpractice
22 6 - Iniquity overcome
22 6 - Standpoints changed
22 6 - Pure religion enthroned
23 1 - Ideas and identities
23 1 - -6- The universal cause
23 1 - One primal cause
23 1 - One supremacy
23 1 - No new creation
23 1 - God's creation intact
23 2 - Ideas and identities
23 2 - Universal brotherhood
23 2 - The infinitude of God
23 2 - Man linked with Spirit
23 2 - Love and man coexistent
23 3 - Ever-appearing creation
23 3 - Spiritual harmony
23 3 - Continuity of thoughts
23 3 - God's thoughts are spiritual realities
23 3 - Harmony from Spirit
23 3 - God's thoughts are spiritual realities
23 4 - Love imparts beauty
23 4 - Like evolving like
23 4 - God's creation intact
23 4 - The divine standard of perfection
23 4 - Indestructible relationship
23 4 - Assistance in brotherhood
23 4 - Perfection of creation
23 5 - Deformity and perfection
23 5 - Our conscious development
23 5 - Two infinite creators absurd
23 5 - Subordination of evil
23 5 - Destruction of all evil
23 6 - Mind's true camera
23 6 - Self-completeness
23 6 - Spiritual proofs of existence
24 1 - Deep-reaching interrogations
24 1 - Spiritualized consciousness
24 1 - Spiritual sanctuary
24 1 - Effectual invocation
24 2 - Mental emancipation
24 2 - House of bondage
24 2 - Immortal sentences
24 2 - Mission of Christian Science
24 3 - Fidelity required
24 3 - Unspiritual contrasts
24 3 - Mental conspirators
24 3 - A bright outlook
24 4 - Christian history
24 4 - Angelic offices
24 4 - Seraphic symbols
24 4 - Impossible intercommunion
24 4 - Rise of thought
24 5 - Fear of the serpent overcome
24 5 - Leprosy healed
24 5 - False womanhood
24 5 - Bruising sin's head
24 5 - Dragon cast down to earth
24 6 - Love impartial and universal
24 6 - Life-power indestructible
24 6 - Belief and practice
24 6 - Sure reward of righteousness
24 6 - Angelic offices
25 1 - All force mental
25 1 - Elementary electricity
25 1 - Spiritual translation
25 1 - Conquer beliefs and fears
25 1 - Action of mortal mind
25 2 - The divine completeness
25 2 - Priestly pride humbled
25 2 - God's allness learned
25 2 - One supremacy
25 2 - Matter impotent
25 2 - Impossible coalescence
25 3 - No material law
25 3 - Laws of nature spiritual
25 3 - Belief and understanding
25 3 - Laws of human belief
25 3 - Certain contradictions
25 3 - Basis of miracles
25 4 - Mental and physical oneness
25 4 - The effect of names
25 4 - Ignorant idolatry
25 4 - Animal magnetism destroyed
25 4 - Judgment on error
25 5 - Lawful wonders
25 5 - Mortals unlike immortals
25 5 - Divine reflection
25 5 - Unreality
25 5 - Transitional qualities
25 5 - Reality
25 5 - Spiritual universe
25 5 - Self-completeness
25 5 - Corporeal changes
25 6 - Spiritual proofs of existence
25 6 - Godward gravitation
25 6 - No material creation
25 6 - No divine corporeality
25 6 - Limitless Mind
25 6 - Perfection of creation
26 1 - Prophetic ignorance
26 1 - Marvels and reformations
26 1 - Fear of the serpent overcome
26 1 - Leprosy healed
26 1 - John the Baptist, and the Messiah
26 2 - Christian Science discovered
26 2 - Seeming and being
26 2 - Scientific terms
26 2 - No physical science
26 2 - A definite rule discovered
26 2 - -13- The divine Principle and idea
26 2 - Injustice to the Saviour
26 3 - Leaven of Truth
26 3 - Travail and joy
26 3 - The main purpose
26 3 - Imitation of Jesus
26 3 - Disease neutralized
26 4 - One school of Truth
26 4 - On sandy foundations
26 4 - Rebukes helpful
26 4 - Science as foreign to all religion
26 4 - This volume indispensable
26 5 - The Christ-mission
26 5 - Healing early lost
26 5 - Churchly neglect
26 5 - Spiritual Eucharist
26 6 - The city foursquare
26 6 - Revelation's pure zenith
26 6 - The shrine celestial
26 6 - The city of our God

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