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December 30,1906

Subject: 01

GOD.

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-- Golden Text --

Psalm 57:5

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


Responsive Reading


Deuteronomy 10:14,17-22

    14 Behold, the heaven and the
heaven of heavens is the Lord's thy
God, the earth also, with all that
therein is.

    17 For the Lord your God is God of
gods, and Lord of lords, a great God,
a mighty, and a terrible, which
regardeth not persons, nor taketh
reward:

    18 He doth execute the judgment of
the fatherless and widow, and loveth
the stranger, in giving him food and
raiment.

    19 Love ye therefore the stranger:
for ye were strangers in the land of
Egypt.

    20 Thou shalt fear the Lord thy
God; him shalt thou serve, and to him
shalt thou cleave, and swear by his
name.

    21 He is thy praise, and he is thy
God, that hath done for thee these
great and terrible things, which
thine eyes have seen.

    22 Thy fathers went down into Egypt
with threescore and ten persons; and
now the Lord thy God hath made thee
as the stars of heaven for multitude.

Deuteronomy 11:1-3,10-12,16

    1 Therefore thou shalt love the
Lord thy God, and keep his charge,
and his statutes, and his judgments,
and his commandments, alway.

    2 And know ye this day: for I speak
not with your children which have not
known, and which have not seen the
chastisement of the Lord your God,
his greatness, his mighty hand, and
his stretched out arm,

    3 And his miracles, and his acts,
which he did in the midst of Egypt
unto Pharaoh the king of Egypt, and
unto all his land;

    10 #For the land, whither thou
goest in to possess it, is not as the
land of Egypt, from whence ye came
out, where thou sowedst thy seed, and
wateredst it with thy foot, as a
garden of herbs:

    11 But the land, whither ye go to
possess it, is a land of hills and
valleys, and drinketh water of the
rain of heaven:

    12 A land which the Lord thy God
careth for: the eyes of the Lord thy
God are always upon it, from the
beginning of the year even unto the
end of the year.

    16 Take heed to yourselves, that
your heart be not deceived, and ye
turn aside, and serve other gods, and
worship them;


Section 1


Deuteronomy 10:17

    17 For the Lord your God is God of
gods, and Lord of lords, a great God,
a mighty, and a terrible, which
regardeth not persons, nor taketh
reward:

***
II Chronicles 14:2-4

    2 And Asa did that which was good
and right in the eyes of the Lord his
God:

    3 For he took away the altars of
the strange gods, and the high
places, and brake down the images,
and cut down the groves:

    4 And commanded Judah to seek the
Lord God of their fathers, and to do
the law and the commandment.

***
Hosea 12:6

    6 Therefore turn thou to thy God:
keep mercy and judgment, and wait on
thy God continually.

***
Psalm 47:7

    7 For God is the King of all the
earth: sing ye praises with
understanding.

***
John 5:19,37

    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.

    37 And the Father himself, which
hath sent me, hath borne witness of
me. Ye have neither heard his voice
at any time, nor seen his shape.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 336:32-10

  (- MORTAL MIND - That which neither exists in Science nor can be recognized by the spiritual sense)


    (-25- Man reflects the perfect God)
    XXV. God is individual and personal in a scientific sense, but not in any anthropomorphic sense. Therefore man, reflecting God, cannot lose his individuality; but as material sensation, or a soul in the body, blind mortals do lose sight of spiritual individuality. Material personality is not realism; it is not the reflection or likeness of Spirit, the perfect God. Sensualism is not bliss, but bondage. For true happiness, man must harmonize with his Principle, divine Love; the Son must be in accord with the Father, in conformity with Christ.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 517:15-18


    (Divine personality)
    The world believes in many persons; but if God is personal, there is but one person, because there is but one God. His personality can only be reflected, not transmitted.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 116:24


    As the words person and personal are commonly and ignorantly employed, they often lead, when applied to Deity, to confused and erroneous conceptions of divinity and its distinction from humanity. If the term personality, as applied to God, means infinite personality, then God is infinite Person, - in the sense of infinite personality, but not in the lower sense. An infinite Mind in a finite form is an absolute impossibility.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 256:9


    (Tritheism impossible)
    The theory of three persons in one God (that is, a personal Trinity or Tri-unity) suggests polytheism, rather than the one ever-present I AM. "Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God is one Lord."

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

  (- MORTAL MIND - Mythology)


    (-1- The deific supremacy)
    The individuality of Spirit, or the infinite, is unknown, and thus a knowledge of it is left either to human conjecture or to the revelation of divine Science.


Section 2


Psalm 35:1,2

    1 Plead my cause, O Lord, with
them that strive with me: fight
against them that fight against me.

    2 Take hold of shield and buckler,
and stand up for mine help.
Psalm 50:16,20,21

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

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

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

***
Isaiah 1:2-4

    2 Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O
earth: for the Lord hath spoken, I
have nourished and brought up
children, and they have rebelled
against me.

    3 The ox knoweth his owner, and the
ass his master's crib: but Israel
doth not know, my people doth not
consider.

    4 Ah sinful nation, a people laden
with iniquity, a seed of evildoers,
children that are corrupters: they
have forsaken the Lord, they have
provoked the Holy One of Israel unto
anger, they are gone away backward.

***
Romans 1:18,21

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

    21 Because that, when they knew
God, they glorified him not as God,
neither were thankful; but became
vain in their imaginations, and their
foolish heart was darkened.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 255:11


    (Finite views of Deity)
    Mortal man has made a covenant with his eyes to belittle Deity with human conceptions. In league with material sense, mortals take limited views of all things. That God is corporeal or material, no man should affirm.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 140:28


    (Anthropomorphism)
    In the beginning God created man in His, God's, image; but mortals would procreate man, and make God in their own human image. What is the god of a mortal, but a mortal magnified?

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 53:13


    (Reputation and character)
    Mortals believed in God as humanly mighty, rather than as divine, infinite Love.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 284:15-21


    (Material recognition impossible)
    Can Deity be known through the material senses? Can the material senses, which receive no direct evidence of Spirit, give correct testimony as to spiritual life, truth, and love?
    The answer to all these questions must forever be in the negative.
    (Our physical insensibility to Spirit)
    The physical senses can obtain no proof of God.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 258:1,19


    (Infinite physique impossible)
    A mortal, corporeal, or finite conception of God cannot embrace the glories of limitless, incorporeal Life and Love. Hence the unsatisfied human craving for something better, higher, holier, than is afforded by a material belief in a physical God and man. The insufficiency of this belief to supply the true idea proves the falsity of material belief.
    (Infinity's reflection)
    The infinite Principle is reflected by the infinite idea and spiritual individuality, but the material so-called senses have no cognizance of either Principle or its idea. The human capacities are enlarged and perfected in proportion as humanity gains the true conception of man and God.


Section 3


I Chronicles 16:11

    11 Seek the Lord and his strength,
seek his face continually.

***
Isaiah 26:4

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

***
II Corinthians 12:2,7-9

    2 I knew a man in Christ above
fourteen years ago, (whether in the
body, I cannot tell; or whether out
of the body, I cannot tell: God
knoweth;) such an one caught up to
the third heaven.

    7 And lest I should be exalted
above measure through the abundance
of the revelations, there was given
to me a thorn in the flesh, the
messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest
I should be exalted above measure.

    8 For this thing I besought the
Lord thrice, that it might depart
from me.

    9 And he said unto me, My grace is
sufficient for thee: for my strength
is made perfect in weakness. Most
gladly therefore will I rather glory
in my infirmities, that the power of
Christ may rest upon me.

***
Ephesians 3:14-16

    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;

***
Colossians 1:10,11

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

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

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 393:12


    (The strength of Spirit) Rise in the strength of Spirit to resist all that is unlike good. God has made man capable of this, and nothing can vitiate the ability and power divinely bestowed on man.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 183:23


    (Laws of nature spiritual)
    Obedience to Truth gives man power and strength. Submission to error superinduces loss of power.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 390:32


    (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!"

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 407:6

    (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. Here Christian Science is the sovereign panacea, giving strength to the weakness of mortal mind, - strength from the immortal and omnipotent Mind, - and lifting humanity above itself into purer desires, even into spiritual power and good-will to man.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 444:2,10


    (Failure's lessons)
    In some way, sooner or later, all must rise superior to materiality, and suffering is oft the divine agent in this elevation. "All things work together for good to them that love God," is the dictum of Scripture.
    (Refuge and strength)
    Step by step will those who trust Him find that "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble."


Section 4


Numbers 12:1,2,10,11,13

    1 And Miriam and Aaron spake
against Moses because of the
Ethiopian woman whom he had married:
for he had married an Ethiopian
woman.

    2 And they said, Hath the Lord
indeed spoken only by Moses? hath he
not spoken also by us? And the Lord
heard it.

    10 And the cloud departed from off
the tabernacle; and, behold, Miriam
became leprous, white as snow: and
Aaron looked upon Miriam, and,
behold, she was leprous.

    11 And Aaron said unto Moses, Alas,
my lord, I beseech thee, lay not the
sin upon us, wherein we have done
foolishly, and wherein we have
sinned.

    13 And Moses cried unto the Lord,
saying, Heal her now, O God, I
beseech thee.

***
Job 34:31,32

    31 Surely it is meet to be said
unto God, I have borne chastisement,
I will not offend any more:

    32 That which I see not teach thou
me: if I have done iniquity, I will do
no more.

***
Isaiah 57:15,18

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

    18 I have seen his ways, and will
heal him: I will lead him also, and
restore comforts unto him and to his
mourners.

***
II Corinthians 1:3,4

    3 Blessed be God, even the Father
of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father
of mercies, and the God of all
comfort;

    4 Who comforteth us in all our
tribulation, that we may be able to
comfort them which are in any
trouble, by the comfort wherewith we
ourselves are comforted of God.

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


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

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


    (Physiology deficient)
    Physiology exalts matter, dethrones Mind, and claims to rule man by material law, instead of spiritual. When physiology fails to give health or life by this process, it ignores the divine Spirit as unable or unwilling to render help in time of physical need. When mortals sin, this ruling of the schools leaves them to the guidance of a theology which admits God to be the healer of sin but not of sickness, although our great Master demonstrated that Truth could save from sickness as well as from sin.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 169:18


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

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 444:31


    (Conforming to explicit rules)
    The teacher must make clear to students the Science of healing, especially its ethics, - that all is Mind, and that the Scientist must conform to God's requirements. Also the teacher must thoroughly fit his students to defend themselves against sin, and to guard against the attacks of the would-be mental assassin, who attempts to kill morally and physically. No hypothesis as to the existence of another power should interpose a doubt or fear to hinder the demonstration of Christian Science. Unfold the latent energies and capacities for good in your pupil. Teach the great possibilities of man endued with divine Science. Teach the dangerous possibility of dwarfing the spiritual understanding and demonstration of Truth by sin, or by recourse to material means for healing. Teach the meekness and might of life "hid with Christ in God," and there will be no desire for other healing methods. You render the divine law of healing obscure and void, when you weigh the human in the scale with the divine, or limit in any direction of thought the omnipresence and omnipotence of God.


Section 5


Psalm 138:7

    7 Though I walk in the midst of
trouble, thou wilt revive me: thou
shalt stretch forth thine hand
against the wrath of mine enemies,
and thy right hand shall save me.

***
Isaiah 12:2

    2 Behold, God is my salvation; I
will trust, and not be afraid: for
the Lord JEHOVAH is my strength and
my song; he also is become my
salvation.
Isaiah 49:22,26(begin and all)

    22 Thus saith the Lord God, Behold,
I will lift up mine hand to the
Gentiles, and set up my standard to
the people: and they shall bring thy
sons in their arms, and thy daughters
shall be carried upon their
shoulders.

***
and all flesh shall know that I the
Lord am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer,
the mighty One of Jacob.

***
Jeremiah 3:17

    17 At that time they shall call
Jerusalem the throne of the Lord; and
all the nations shall be gathered
unto it, to the name of the Lord, to
Jerusalem: neither shall they walk
any more after the imagination of
their evil heart.

***
Hosea 13:4

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 285:23-3


    (Salvation is through reform)
    By interpreting God as a corporeal Saviour but not as the saving Principle, or divine Love, we shall continue to seek salvation through pardon and not through reform, and resort to matter instead of Spirit for the cure of the sick. As mortals reach, through knowledge of Christian Science, a higher sense, they will seek to learn, not from matter, but from the divine Principle, God, how to demonstrate the Christ, Truth, as the healing and saving power.
    It is essential to understand, instead of believe, what relates most nearly to the happiness of being. To seek Truth through belief in a human doctrine is not to understand the infinite.

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.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 151:31-5


    (Mortal mind dethroned)
    That mortal mind claims to govern every organ of the mortal body, we have overwhelming proof. But this so-called mind is a myth, and must by its own consent yield to Truth. It would wield the sceptre of a monarch, but it is powerless. The immortal divine Mind takes away all its supposed sovereignty, and saves mortal mind from itself.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 55:6


    (Injustice to the Saviour)
    Perhaps the early Christian era did Jesus no more injustice than the later centuries have bestowed upon the healing Christ and spiritual idea of being. Now that the gospel of healing is again preached by the wayside, does not the pulpit sometimes scorn it? But that curative mission, which presents the Saviour in a clearer light than mere words can possibly do, cannot be left out of Christianity, although it is again ruled out of the synagogue.


Section 6


Psalm 145:10,13

    10 All thy works shall praise thee,
O Lord; and thy saints shall bless
thee.

    13 Thy kingdom is an everlasting
kingdom, and thy dominion endureth
throughout all generations.

***
Luke 17:20,21

    20 #And when he was demanded of the
Pharisees, when the kingdom of God
should come, he answered them and
said, The kingdom of God cometh not
with observation:

    21 Neither shall they say, Lo here!
or, lo there! for, behold, the
kingdom of God is within you.

***
Romans 14:17,18

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


    18 For he that in these things
serveth Christ is acceptable to God,
and approved of men.

***
I Corinthians 4:20

    20 For the kingdom of God is not in
word, but in power.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 40:31


    (Within the veil)
    The nature of Christianity is peaceful and blessed, but in order to enter into the kingdom, the anchor of hope must be cast beyond the veil of matter into the Shekinah into which Jesus has passed before us; and this advance beyond matter must come through the joys and triumphs of the righteous as well as through their sorrows and afflictions. Like our Master, we must depart from material sense into the spiritual sense of being.

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 66:9(begin Through)-10


    (Salutary sorrow) Through great tribulation we enter the kingdom.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 573:29


    (Nearness of Deity) Take heart, dear sufferer, for this reality of being will surely appear sometime and in some way. There will be no more pain, and all tears will be wiped away. When you read this, remember Jesus' words, "The kingdom of God is within you." This spiritual consciousness is therefore a present possibility.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 202:17


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

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 576:21


    (The shrine celestial) This kingdom of God "is within you," - is within reach of man's consciousness here, and the spiritual idea reveals it. In divine Science, man possesses this recognition of harmony consciously in proportion to his understanding of God.

Subheadings in this lesson

01 1 - -25- Man reflects the perfect God
01 1 - Divine personality
01 1 - Tritheism impossible
01 1 - -1- The deific supremacy
01 2 - Finite views of Deity
01 2 - Anthropomorphism
01 2 - Reputation and character
01 2 - Material recognition impossible
01 2 - Our physical insensibility to Spirit
01 2 - Infinite physique impossible
01 2 - Infinity's reflection
01 3 - The strength of Spirit
01 3 - Laws of nature spiritual
01 3 - Treatment of disease
01 3 - Universal panacea
01 3 - Failure's lessons
01 3 - Refuge and strength
01 4 - Hidden ways of iniquity
01 4 - Physiology deficient
01 4 - Mind the only healer
01 4 - Conforming to explicit rules
01 5 - Salvation is through reform
01 5 - Final destruction of error
01 5 - Mortal mind dethroned
01 5 - Injustice to the Saviour
01 6 - Within the veil
01 6 - Salutary sorrow
01 6 - Nearness of Deity
01 6 - Harmonious lifework
01 6 - The shrine celestial


January 13,1907

Subject: 02

SACRAMENT.

oo1o



-- Golden Text --

Colossians 2:16,17

    16 Let no man therefore judge you
in meat, or in drink, or in respect
of an holyday, or of the new moon, or
of the sabbath days:

    17 Which are a shadow of things to
come; but the body is of Christ.


Responsive Reading


Mark 14:12-17,22-26

    12 #And the first day of unleavened
bread, when they killed the passover,
his disciples said unto him, Where
wilt thou that we go and prepare that
thou mayest eat the passover?

    13 And he sendeth forth two of his
disciples, and saith unto them, Go ye
into the city, and there shall meet
you a man bearing a pitcher of water:
follow him.

    14 And wheresoever he shall go in,
say ye to the goodman of the house,
The Master saith, Where is the
guestchamber, where I shall eat the
passover with my disciples?

    15 And he will shew you a large
upper room furnished and prepared:
there make ready for us.

    16 And his disciples went forth,
and came into the city, and found as
he had said unto them: and they made
ready the passover.

    17 And in the evening he cometh
with the twelve.

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

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

    24 And he said unto them, This is
my blood of the new testament, which
is shed for many.

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

    26 #And when they had sung an hymn,
they went out into the mount of
Olives.


Section 1


Proverbs 16:1,23

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

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

***
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.

***
I Peter 3:12,15,16

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

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

    16 Having a good conscience; that,
whereas they speak evil of you, as of
evildoers, they may be ashamed that
falsely accuse your good conversation
in Christ.

***
I John 3:20,21

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

    21 Beloved, if our heart condemn us
not, then have we confidence toward
God.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 451:14


    (Treasure in heaven)
    Man walks in the direction towards which he looks, and where his treasure is, there will his heart be also. If our hopes and affections are spiritual, they come from above, not from beneath, and they bear as of old the fruits of the Spirit.

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 61:9-11


    (Ascendency of good) 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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 208:17


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

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 152:21


    (The author's experiments in medicine)
    The author's medical researches and experiments had prepared her thought for the metaphysics of Christian Science. Every material dependence had failed her in her search for truth; and she can now understand why, and can see the means by which mortals are divinely driven to a spiritual source for health and happiness.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 361:21


    (Choose ye today)
    I have revised SCIENCE AND HEALTH only to give a clearer and fuller expression of its original meaning. Spiritual ideas unfold as we advance. A human perception of divine Science, however limited, must be correct in order to be Science and subject to demonstration. A germ of infinite Truth, though least in the kingdom of heaven, is the higher hope on earth, but it will be rejected and reviled until God prepares the soil for the seed. That which when sown bears immortal fruit, enriches mankind only when it is understood, - hence the many readings given the Scriptures, and the requisite revisions of SCIENCE AND HEALTH WITH KEY TO THE SCRIPTURES.


Section 2


I Corinthians 13:4-6

    4 Charity suffereth long, and is
kind; charity envieth not; charity
vaunteth not itself, is not puffed
up,

    5 Doth not behave itself unseemly,
seeketh not her own, is not easily
provoked, thinketh no evil;

    6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but
rejoiceth in the truth;

***
I Timothy 1:5

    5 Now the end of the commandment is
charity out of a pure heart, and of a
good conscience, and of faith
unfeigned:
I Timothy 4:6,12

    6 If thou put the brethren in
remembrance of these things, thou
shalt be a good minister of Jesus
Christ, nourished up in the words of
faith and of good doctrine, whereunto
thou hast attained.

    12 Let no man despise thy youth;
but be thou an example of the
believers, in word, in conversation,
in charity, in spirit, in faith, in
purity.

***
Colossians 3:12-15

    12 Put on therefore, as the elect
of God, holy and beloved, bowels of
mercies, kindness, humbleness of
mind, meekness, longsuffering;

    13 Forbearing one another, and
forgiving one another, if any man
have a quarrel against any: even as
Christ forgave you, so also do ye.

    14 And above all these things put
on charity, which is the bond of
perfectness.

    15 And let the peace of God rule in
your hearts, to the which also ye are
called in one body; and be ye
thankful.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 270:23-24


    (Prophetic ignorance)
    Meekness and charity have divine authority.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 444:13-27


    (Charity to those opposed)
    Students are advised by the author to be charitable and kind, not only towards differing forms of religion and medicine, but to those who hold these differing opinions. Let us be faithful in pointing the way through Christ, as we understand it, but let us also be careful always to "judge righteous judgment," and never to condemn rashly. "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."

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 341:1


    ( - Some Objections Answered -)
    The strictures on this volume would condemn to oblivion the truth, which is raising up thousands from helplessness to strength and elevating them from a theoretical to a practical Christianity. These criticisms are generally based on detached sentences or clauses separated from their context. Even the Scriptures, which grow in beauty and consistency from one grand root, appear contradictory when subjected to such usage. Jesus said, "Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God" [Truth].

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 354:30

    (meaning)
    The opponents of divine Science must be charitable, if they would be Christian. If the letter of Christian Science appears inconsistent, they should gain the spiritual meaning of Christian Science, and then the ambiguity will vanish.

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.


Section 3


II Chronicles 6:41

    41 Now therefore arise, O Lord God,
into thy resting place, thou, and the
ark of thy strength: let thy priests,
O Lord God, be clothed with
salvation, and let thy saints rejoice
in goodness.
II Chronicles 29:30,31

    30 Moreover Hezekiah the king and
the princes commanded the Levites to
sing praise unto the Lord with the
words of David, and of Asaph the
seer. And they sang praises with
gladness, and they bowed their heads
and worshipped.

    31 Then Hezekiah answered and said,
Now ye have consecrated yourselves
unto the Lord, come near and bring
sacrifices and thank offerings into
the house of the Lord. And the
congregation brought in sacrifices
and thank offerings; and as many as
were of a free heart burnt offerings.

***
Hebrews 10:19,20,22,24

    19 Having therefore, brethren,
boldness to enter into the holiest by
the blood of Jesus,

    20 By a new and living way, which
he hath consecrated for us, through
the veil, that is to say, his flesh;

    22 Let us draw near with a true
heart in full assurance of faith,
having our hearts sprinkled from an
evil conscience, and our bodies
washed with pure water.

    24 And let us consider one another
to provoke unto love and to good
works:

***
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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 428:15


    (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.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 262:1-5


    (Forgetfulness of self)
    Consecration to good does not lessen man's dependence on God, but heightens it. Neither does consecration diminish man's obligations to God, but shows the paramount necessity of meeting them.

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


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

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 3:12


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


Section 4


Matthew 3:1,2,11

    1 In those days came John the
Baptist, preaching in the wilderness
of Judaea,

    2 And saying, Repent ye: for the
kingdom of heaven is at hand.

    11 I indeed baptize you with water
unto repentance: but he that cometh
after me is mightier than I, whose
shoes I am not worthy to bear: he
shall baptize you with the Holy
Ghost, and with fire:

***
Mark 10:35-40

    35 #And James and John, the sons of
Zebedee, come unto him, saying,
Master, we would that thou shouldest
do for us whatsoever we shall desire.


    36 And he said unto them, What
would ye that I should do for you?

    37 They said unto him, Grant unto
us that we may sit, one on thy right
hand, and the other on thy left hand,
in thy glory.

    38 But Jesus said unto them, Ye
know not what ye ask: can ye drink of
the cup that I drink of? and be
baptized with the baptism that I am
baptized with?

    39 And they said unto him, We can.
And Jesus said unto them, Ye shall
indeed drink of the cup that I drink
of; and with the baptism that I am
baptized withal shall ye be baptized:


    40 But to sit on my right hand and
on my left hand is not mine to give;
but it shall be given to them for
whom it is prepared.

***
Revelation 3:21

    21 To him that overcometh will I
grant to sit with me in my throne,
even as I also overcame, and am set
down with my Father in his throne.

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

    BAPTISM. Purification by Spirit; submergence in Spirit.

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

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


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

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


    (Effective triumph)
    Though demonstrating his control over sin and disease, the great Teacher by no means relieved others from giving the requisite proofs of their own piety. He worked for their guidance, that they might demonstrate this power as he did and understand its divine Principle.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 20:10

    (Jesus' sinless career)
    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.

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


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


Section 5


II Chronicles 30:1,13,18-20

    1 And Hezekiah sent to all Israel
and Judah, and wrote letters also to
Ephraim and Manasseh, that they
should come to the house of the Lord
at Jerusalem, to keep the passover
unto the Lord God of Israel.

    13 #And there assembled at
Jerusalem much people to keep the
feast of unleavened bread in the
second month, a very great
congregation.

    18 For a multitude of the people,
even many of Ephraim, and Manasseh,
Issachar, and Zebulun, had not
cleansed themselves, yet did they eat
the passover otherwise than it was
written. But Hezekiah prayed for
them, saying, The good Lord pardon
every one

    19 That prepareth his heart to seek
God, the Lord God of his fathers,
though he be not cleansed according
to the purification of the sanctuary.


    20 And the Lord hearkened to
Hezekiah, and healed the people.

***
Matthew 26:26

    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.

***
John 6:33,51

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

    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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 32:20-21,28-12


    (Spiritual refreshment)
    The true sense is spiritually lost, if the sacrament is confined to the use of bread and wine.
    (Jesus' sad repast)
    The Passover, which Jesus ate with his disciples in the month Nisan on the night before his crucifixion, was a mournful occasion, a sad supper taken at the close of day, in the twilight of a glorious career with shadows fast falling around; and this supper closed forever Jesus' ritualism or concessions to matter.
    (Heavenly supplies)
    His followers, sorrowful and silent, anticipating the hour of their Master's betrayal, partook of the heavenly manna, which of old had fed in the wilderness the persecuted followers of Truth. Their bread indeed came down from heaven. It was the great truth of spiritual being, healing the sick and casting out error. Their Master had explained it all before, and now this bread was feeding and sustaining them. They had borne this bread from house to house, breaking (explaining) it to others, and now it comforted themselves.

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."

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 559:23


    (Truth's volume)
    When you approach nearer and nearer to this divine Principle, when you eat the divine body of this Principle, - thus partaking of the nature, or primal elements, of Truth and Love, - do not be surprised nor discontented because you must share the hemlock cup and eat the bitter herbs; for the Israelites of old at the Paschal meal thus prefigured this perilous passage out of bondage into the El Dorado of faith and hope.


Section 6


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.

***
Matthew 26:27-29

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

    28 For this is my blood of the new
testament, which is shed for many for
the remission of sins.

    29 But I say unto you, I will not
drink henceforth of this fruit of the
vine, until that day when I drink it
new with you in my Father's kingdom.

***
I Corinthians 10:16,31

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

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

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


    (Incisive questions)
    Christians, are you drinking his cup? Have you shared the blood of the New Covenant, the persecutions which attend a new and higher understanding of God? If not, can you then say that you have commemorated Jesus in his cup? Are all who eat bread and drink wine in memory of Jesus willing truly to drink his cup, take his cross, and leave all for the Christ-principle? Then why ascribe this inspiration to a dead rite, instead of showing, by casting out error and making the body "holy, acceptable unto God," that Truth has come to the understanding? If Christ, Truth, has come to us in demonstration, no other commemoration is requisite, for demonstration is Immanuel, or God with us; and if a friend be with us, why need we memorials of that friend?

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

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

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

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

Subheadings in this lesson

02 1 - Treasure in heaven
02 1 - Ascendency of good
02 1 - Seemingly independent authority
02 1 - The author's experiments in medicine
02 1 - Choose ye today
02 2 - Prophetic ignorance
02 2 - Charity to those opposed
02 2 - - Some Objections Answered -
02 2 - meaning
02 2 - Mental conspirators
02 3 - Intelligent consecration
02 3 - Forgetfulness of self
02 3 - Help and hindrance
02 3 - The spiritual mathematics
02 4 - -13- The divine Principle and idea
02 4 - Effective triumph
02 4 - Jesus' sinless career
02 4 - Spirit transforms
02 4 - Spiritual baptism
02 5 - Spiritual refreshment
02 5 - Jesus' sad repast
02 5 - Heavenly supplies
02 5 - Healing primary
02 5 - Truth's volume
02 6 - Incisive questions
02 6 - The last breakfast
02 6 - Spiritual Eucharist


January 6,1907

Subject: 03

LIFE.

o1oo



-- Golden Text --

John 10:10

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


Responsive Reading


Luke 9:46-60

    46 #Then there arose a reasoning
among them, which of them should be
greatest.

    47 And Jesus, perceiving the
thought of their heart, took a child,
and set him by him,

    48 And said unto them, Whosoever
shall receive this child in my name
receiveth me: and whosoever shall
receive me receiveth him that sent
me: for he that is least among you
all, the same shall be great.

    49 #And John answered and said,
Master, we saw one casting out devils
in thy name; and we forbad him,
because he followeth not with us.

    50 And Jesus said unto him, Forbid
him not: for he that is not against us
is for us.

    51 #And it came to pass, when the
time was come that he should be
received up, he stedfastly set his
face to go to Jerusalem,

    52 And sent messengers before his
face: and they went, and entered into
a village of the Samaritans, to make
ready for him.

    53 And they did not receive him,
because his face was as though he
would go to Jerusalem.

    54 And when his disciples James and
John saw this, they said, Lord, wilt
thou that we command fire to come
down from heaven, and consume them,
even as Elias did?

    55 But he turned, and rebuked them,
and said, Ye know not what manner of
spirit ye are of.

    56 For the Son of man is not come
to destroy men's lives, but to save
them. And they went to another
village.

    57 #And it came to pass, that, as
they went in the way, a certain man
said unto him, Lord, I will follow
thee whithersoever thou goest.

    58 And Jesus said unto him, Foxes
have holes, and birds of the air have
nests; but the Son of man hath not
where to lay his head.

    59 And he said unto another, Follow
me. But he said, Lord, suffer me
first to go and bury my father.

    60 Jesus said unto him, Let the
dead bury their dead: but go thou and
preach the kingdom of God.


Section 1


Job 33:4

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

***
Psalm 36:9

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

***
Romans 8:10

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

***
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 - 468:25-6

(08) Question: What is Life?
ADAM = Dust to dust.
Topic: Mind


    (Eternity of Life)
    Question. - What is Life?
    Answer. - Life is divine Principle, Mind, Soul, Spirit. Life is without beginning and without end. Eternity, not time, expresses the thought of Life, and time is no part of eternity. One ceases in proportion as the other is recognized. Time is finite; eternity is forever infinite. Life is neither in nor of matter. What is termed matter is unknown to Spirit, which includes in itself all substance and is Life eternal. Matter is a human concept. Life is divine Mind. Life is not limited. Death and finiteness are unknown to Life. If Life ever had a beginning, it would also have an ending.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 471:13-17,31

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


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

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 496:9-10

(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?

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 324:13(begin The way)


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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 215:12


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


Section 2


Matthew 22:23-32

    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.

***
Ephesians 4:17,18

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

    18 Having the understanding
darkened, being alienated from the
life of God through the ignorance
that is in them, because of the
blindness of their heart:

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 303:16-24


    (Mental propagation)
    Divine Science lays the axe at the root of the illusion that life, or mind, is formed by or is in the material body, and Science will eventually destroy this illusion through the self-destruction of all error and the beatified understanding of the Science of Life.
    (Error defined)
    The belief that pain and pleasure, life and death, holiness and unholiness, mingle in man, - that mortal, material man is the likeness of God and is himself a creator, - is a fatal error.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 305:31-12

    (Jewish traditions)
    The Sadducees reasoned falsely about the resurrection, but not so blindly as the Pharisees, who believed error to be as immortal as Truth. The Pharisees thought that they could raise the spiritual from the material. They would first make life result in death, and then resort to death to reproduce spiritual life. Jesus taught them how death was to be overcome by spiritual Life, and demonstrated this beyond cavil.
    (Divinity not childless)
    Life demonstrates Life. The immortality of Soul makes man immortal. If God, who is Life, were parted for a moment from His reflection, man, during that moment there would be no divinity reflected. The Ego would be unexpressed, and the Father would be childless, - no Father.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 307:7-8,14-16

    (The serpent's whisper)
    Evil still affirms itself to be mind, and declares that there is more than one intelligence or God.
    (Bad results from error)
    This error has proved itself to be error. Its life is found to be not Life, but only a transient, false sense of an existence which ends in death.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 309:27

    (Life never structural) It is a self-evident error to suppose that there can be such a reality as organic animal or vegetable life, when such so-called life always ends in death. Life is never for a moment extinct. Therefore it is never structural nor organic, and is never absorbed nor limited by its own formations.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 311:28-31

    (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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 535:10-11


    (Judgment on error)
    Divine Science deals its chief blow at the supposed material foundations of life and intelligence.


Section 3


John 8:12,21,23,24,27

    12 #Then spake Jesus again unto
them, saying, I am the light of the
world: he that followeth me shall not
walk in darkness, but shall have the
light of life.

    21 Then said Jesus again unto them,
I go my way, and ye shall seek me,
and shall die in your sins: whither I
go, ye cannot come.

    23 And he said unto them, Ye are
from beneath; I am from above: ye are
of this world; I am not of this
world.

    24 I said therefore unto you, that
ye shall die in your sins: for if ye
believe not that I am he, ye shall
die in your sins.

    27 They understood not that he
spake to them of the Father.

***
I John 3:14,15

    14 We know that we have passed from
death unto life, because we love the
brethren. He that loveth not his
brother abideth in death.

    15 Whosoever hateth his brother is
a murderer: and ye know that no
murderer hath eternal life abiding in
him.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 426:28-29


    (Christian standard)
    Sin brought death, and death will disappear with the disappearance of sin.

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


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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 203:25-2


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

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.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 348:14-21,26

    (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. Is it not well to eliminate from so-called mortal mind that which, so long as it remains in mortal mind, will show itself in forms of sin, sickness, and death?
    (Full fruitage yet to come)
    I have never supposed the world would immediately witness the full fruitage of Christian Science, or that sin, disease, and death would not be believed for an indefinite time; but this I do aver, that, as a result of teaching Christian Science, ethics and temperance have received an impulse, health has been restored, and longevity increased. If such are the present fruits, what will the harvest be, when this Science is more generally understood?


Section 4


Luke 13:11-13

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

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

    13 And he laid his hands on her:
and immediately she was made
straight, and glorified God.
Luke 7:12-16

    12 Now when he came nigh to the
gate of the city, behold, there was a
dead man carried out, the only son of
his mother, and she was a widow: and
much people of the city was with her.


    13 And when the Lord saw her, he
had compassion on her, and said unto
her, Weep not.

    14 And he came and touched the
bier: and they that bare him stood
still. And he said, Young man, I say
unto thee, Arise.

    15 And he that was dead sat up, and
began to speak. And he delivered him
to his mother.

    16 And there came a fear on all:
and they glorified God, saying, That
a great prophet is risen up among us;
and, That God hath visited his
people.

***
Matthew 10:8

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

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 473:29

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


    (Jesus not understood)
    Jesus proved the Principle, which heals the sick and casts out error, to be divine. Few, however, except his students understood in the least his teachings and their glorious proofs, - namely, that Life, Truth, and Love (the Principle of this unacknowledged Science) destroy all error, evil, disease, and death.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 429:31-3


    (Life all-inclusive)
    Jesus said (John viii. 51), "If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death." That statement is not confined to spiritual life, but includes all the phenomena of existence. Jesus demonstrated this, healing the dying and raising the dead.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 430:7

    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?

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

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


Section 5


Luke 12:15,22,23

    15 And he said unto them, Take
heed, and beware of covetousness: for
a man's life consisteth not in the
abundance of the things which he
possesseth.

    22 #And he said unto his disciples,
Therefore I say unto you, Take no
thought for your life, what ye shall
eat; neither for the body, what ye
shall put on.

    23 The life is more than meat, and
the body is more than raiment.

***
John 6:27,33,49-51,58,60

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

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

    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.

    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.

    60 Many therefore of his disciples,
when they had heard this, said, This
is an hard saying; who can hear it?

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 410:9


    (Life eternal and present)
    The Scriptures say, "Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God," showing that Truth is the actual life of man; but mankind objects to making this teaching practical.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 390:4-9

    (Ultimate harmony)
    We cannot deny that Life is self-sustained, and we should never deny the everlasting harmony of Soul, simply because, to the mortal senses, there is seeming discord. It is our ignorance of God, the divine Principle, which produces apparent discord, and the right understanding of Him restores harmony.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 388:12-16,22

    (Sustenance spiritual)
    Admit the common hypothesis that food is the nutriment of life, and there follows the necessity for another admission in the opposite direction, - that food has power to destroy Life, God, through a deficiency or an excess, a quality or a quantity.
    (God sustains man)
    The fact is, food does not affect the absolute Life of man, and this becomes self-evident, when we learn that God is our Life. Because sin and sickness are not qualities of Soul, or Life, we have hope in immortality; but it would be foolish to venture beyond our present understanding, foolish to stop eating until we gain perfection and a clear comprehension of the living Spirit. In that perfect day of understanding, we shall neither eat to live nor live to eat.


Section 6


John 5:17,25,26

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

    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;

***
I John 5:10-13

    10 He that believeth on the Son of
God hath the witness in himself: he
that believeth not God hath made him
a liar; because he believeth not the
record that God gave of his Son.

    11 And this is the record, that God
hath given to us eternal life, and
this life is in his Son.

    12 He that hath the Son hath life;
and he that hath not the Son of God
hath not life.

    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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 336:14-16

  (- MORTAL MIND - The subjective states of error)


    (-22- The real manhood)
    The spiritual man's consciousness and individuality are reflections of God. They are the emanations of Him who is Life, Truth, and Love.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 337:7-10,16

  (- MORTAL MIND - That which neither exists in Science nor can be recognized by the spiritual sense)

    (-25- Man reflects the perfect God)
    For true happiness, man must harmonize with his Principle, divine Love; the Son must be in accord with the Father, in conformity with Christ.
    (-26- Purity the path to perfection)
    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.

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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 44:7-10

    (Jesus in the tomb)
    His three days' work in the sepulchre set the seal of eternity on time. He proved Life to be deathless and Love to be the master of hate.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 324:32-19


    (Abiding in Life)
    Jesus said substantially, "He that believeth in me shall not see death." That is, he who perceives the true idea of Life loses his belief in death. He who has the true idea of good loses all sense of evil, and by reason of this is being ushered into the undying realities of Spirit. Such a one abideth in Life, - life obtained not of the body incapable of supporting life, but of Truth, unfolding its own immortal idea. Jesus gave the true idea of being, which results in infinite blessings to mortals.
    (Indestructible being)
    In Colossians (iii. 4) Paul writes: "When Christ, who is our life, shall appear [be manifested], then shall ye also appear [be manifested] with him in glory." When spiritual being is understood in all its perfection, continuity, and might, then shall man be found in God's image. The absolute meaning of the apostolic words is this: Then shall man be found, in His likeness, perfect as the Father, indestructible in Life, "hid with Christ in God," - with Truth in divine Love, where human sense hath not seen man.

Subheadings in this lesson

03 1 - Eternity of Life
03 1 - Celestial evidence
03 1 - The test of experience
03 1 - Condition of progress
03 1 - Narrow pathway
03 1 - Real being never lost
03 2 - Mental propagation
03 2 - Error defined
03 2 - Jewish traditions
03 2 - Divinity not childless
03 2 - The serpent's whisper
03 2 - Bad results from error
03 2 - Life never structural
03 2 - Soul impeccable
03 2 - Judgment on error
03 3 - Christian standard
03 3 - True estimate of God's messenger
03 3 - Suicide and sin
03 3 - Essential element of Christianity
03 3 - Elimination of sickness
03 3 - Full fruitage yet to come
03 4 - Jesus not understood
03 4 - Life all-inclusive
03 4 - Careful guidance
03 5 - Life eternal and present
03 5 - Ultimate harmony
03 5 - Sustenance spiritual
03 5 - God sustains man
03 6 - -22- The real manhood
03 6 - -25- Man reflects the perfect God
03 6 - -26- Purity the path to perfection
03 6 - Victory over the grave
03 6 - Jesus in the tomb
03 6 - Abiding in Life
03 6 - Indestructible being


January 20,1907

Subject: 04

TRUTH.

1ooo



-- Golden Text --

John 16:13

    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.


Responsive Reading


Exodus 4:10,13-15

    10 #And Moses said unto the Lord, O
my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither
heretofore, nor since thou hast
spoken unto thy servant: but I am
slow of speech, and of a slow tongue.


    13 And he said, O my Lord, send, I
pray thee, by the hand of him whom
thou wilt send.

    14 And the anger of the Lord was
kindled against Moses, and he said,
Is not Aaron the Levite thy brother?
I know that he can speak well. And
also, behold, he cometh forth to meet
thee: and when he seeth thee, he will
be glad in his heart.

    15 And thou shalt speak unto him,
and put words in his mouth: and I
will be with thy mouth, and with his
mouth, and will teach you what ye
shall do.

***
Jeremiah 1:1,2,6-10,18,19

    1 The words of Jeremiah the son of
Hilkiah, of the priests that were in
Anathoth in the land of Benjamin:

    2 To whom the word of the Lord came
in the days of Josiah the son of Amon
king of Judah, in the thirteenth year
of his reign.

    6 Then said I, Ah, Lord God!
behold, I cannot speak: for I am a
child.

    7 #But the Lord said unto me, Say
not, I am a child: for thou shalt go
to all that I shall send thee, and
whatsoever I command thee thou shalt
speak.

    8 Be not afraid of their faces: for
I am with thee to deliver thee, saith
the Lord.

    9 Then the Lord put forth his hand,
and touched my mouth. And the Lord
said unto me, Behold, I have put my
words in thy mouth.

    10 See, I have this day set thee
over the nations and over the
kingdoms, to root out, and to pull
down, and to destroy, and to throw
down, to build, and to plant.

    18 For, behold, I have made thee
this day a defenced city, and an iron
pillar, and brasen walls against the
whole land, against the kings of
Judah, against the princes thereof,
against the priests thereof, and
against the people of the land.

    19 And they shall fight against
thee; but they shall not prevail
against thee; for I am with thee,
saith the Lord, to deliver thee.


Section 1


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.
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:

***
Isaiah 26:12

    12 #Lord, thou wilt ordain peace
for us: for thou also hast wrought
all our works in us.
Isaiah 32:17,18

    17 And the work of righteousness
shall be peace; and the effect of
righteousness quietness and assurance
for ever.

    18 And my people shall dwell in a
peaceable habitation, and in sure
dwellings, and in quiet resting
places;

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 516:9-12


    (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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 214:32


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 286:31


    (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. Error supposes man to be both mental and material. Divine Science contradicts this postulate and maintains man's spiritual identity.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 265:10,20


    (Godward gravitation)
    This scientific sense of being, forsaking matter for Spirit, by no means suggests man's absorption into Deity and the loss of his identity, but confers upon man enlarged individuality, a wider sphere of thought and action, a more expansive love, a higher and more permanent peace.
    (Mortal birth and death)
    The truth of being is perennial, and the error is unreal and obsolete.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 149:31-8


    (Tests in our day)
    To-day there is hardly a city, village, or hamlet, in which are not to be found living witnesses and monuments to the virtue and power of Truth, as applied through this Christian system of healing disease.
    (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."


Section 2


II John 1:1,2,4,7-9

    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.

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

    7 For many deceivers are entered
into the world, who confess not that
Jesus Christ is come in the flesh.
This is a deceiver and an antichrist.


    8 Look to yourselves, that we lose
not those things which we have
wrought, but that we receive a full
reward.

    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.

***
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.

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 (PLATFORM) - 332:9-30

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


    (-9- The Son of God)
    IX. Jesus was born of Mary. Christ is the true idea voicing good, the divine message from God to men speaking to the human consciousness. The Christ is incorporeal, spiritual, - yea, the divine image and likeness, dispelling the illusions of the senses; the Way, the Truth, and the Life, healing the sick and casting out evils, destroying sin, disease, and death. As Paul says: "There is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus." The corporeal man Jesus was human.
    (-10- Holy Ghost or Comforter)
    X. Jesus demonstrated Christ; he proved that Christ is the divine idea of God - the Holy Ghost, or Comforter, revealing the divine Principle, Love, and leading into all truth.
    (-11- Christ Jesus)
    XI. Jesus was the son of a virgin. He was appointed to speak God's word and to appear to mortals in such a form of humanity as they could understand as well as perceive. 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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 52:23


    (Saviour's prediction)
    The highest earthly representative of God, speaking of human ability to reflect divine power, prophetically said to his disciples, speaking not for their day only but for all time: "He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also;" and "These signs shall follow them that believe."

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

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


Section 3


Luke 4:33-36

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

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

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

    36 And they were all amazed, and
spake among themselves, saying, What
a word is this! for with authority
and power he commandeth the unclean
spirits, and they come out.
Luke 9:1,2

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

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

***
John 5:20,27

    20 For the Father loveth the Son,
and sheweth him all things that
himself doeth: and he will shew him
greater works than these, that ye may
marvel.

    27 And hath given him authority to
execute judgment also, because he is
the Son of man.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 395:6


    (Divine authority)
    Like the great Exemplar, the healer should speak to disease as one having authority over it, leaving Soul to master the false evidences of the corporeal senses and to assert its claims over mortality and disease. The same Principle cures both sin and sickness. When divine Science overcomes faith in a carnal mind, and faith in God destroys all faith in sin and in material methods of healing, then sin, disease, and death will disappear.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 412:4

    (Unspoken pleading)
    Mentally and silently plead the case scientifically for Truth. You may vary the arguments to meet the peculiar or general symptoms of the case you treat, but be thoroughly persuaded in your own mind concerning the truth which you think or speak, and you will be the victor.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 14:16-18,25


    (Spiritualized consciousness)
    Sorrow is turned into joy when the body is controlled by spiritual Life, Truth, and Love.
    Entirely separate from the belief and dream of material living, is the Life divine, revealing spiritual understanding and the consciousness of man's dominion over the whole earth. This understanding casts out error and heals the sick, and with it you can speak "as one having authority."


Section 4


Deuteronomy 33:29

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

***
Isaiah 44:24,25

    24 Thus saith the Lord, thy
redeemer, and he that formed thee
from the womb, I am the Lord that
maketh all things; that stretcheth
forth the heavens alone; that
spreadeth abroad the earth by myself;


    25 That frustrateth the tokens of
the liars, and maketh diviners mad;
that turneth wise men backward, and
maketh their knowledge foolish;

***
I John 2:21,22,24-27

    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.

    22 Who is a liar but he that
denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He
is antichrist, that denieth the
Father and the Son.

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

    25 And this is the promise that he
hath promised us, even eternal life.

    26 These things have I written unto
you concerning them that seduce you.

    27 But the anointing which ye have
received of him abideth in you, and ye
need not that any man teach you: but
as the same anointing teacheth you of
all things, and is truth, and is no
lie, and even as it hath taught you,
ye shall abide in him.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 19:12


    (Human reconciliation)
    The Master forbore not to speak the whole truth, declaring precisely what would destroy sickness, sin, and death, although his teaching set households at variance, and brought to material beliefs not peace, but a sword.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 53:16

    (Inspiring discontent)
    The world could not interpret aright the discomfort which Jesus inspired and the spiritual blessings which might flow from such discomfort. Science shows the cause of the shock so often produced by the truth, - namely, that this shock arises from the great distance between the individual and Truth. Like Peter, we should weep over the warning, instead of denying the truth or mocking the lifelong sacrifice which goodness makes for the destruction of evil.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 418:20-7


    (Truthful arguments)
    Truth is affirmative, and confers harmony. All metaphysical logic is inspired by this simple rule of Truth, which governs all reality. By the truthful arguments you employ, and especially by the spirit of Truth and Love which you entertain, you will heal the sick.
    (Morality required)
    Include moral as well as physical belief in your efforts to destroy error. Cast out all manner of evil. "Preach the gospel to every creature." Speak the truth to every form of error. Tumors, ulcers, tubercles, inflammation, pain, deformed joints, are waking dream-shadows, dark images of mortal thought, which flee before the light of Truth.
    A moral question may hinder the recovery of the sick. Lurking error, lust, envy, revenge, malice, or hate will perpetuate or even create the belief in disease. Errors of all sorts tend in this direction. 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


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 2:1-6

    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.

    5 And there were dwelling at
Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of
every nation under heaven.

    6 Now when this was noised abroad,
the multitude came together, and were
confounded, because that every man
heard them speak in his own language.

***
I Corinthians 13:1

    1 Though I speak with the tongues
of men and of angels, and have not
charity, I am become as sounding
brass, or a tinkling cymbal.

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.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 117:10-19


    (Spiritual language)
    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."
    (The miracles of Jesus)
    Ear hath not heard, nor hath lip spoken, the pure language of Spirit. Our Master taught spirituality by similitudes and parables. As a divine student he unfolded God to man, illustrating and demonstrating Life and Truth in himself and by his power over the sick and sinning.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 272:3


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

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 - 349:18


    (Language inadequate)
    The elucidation of Christian Science lies in its spiritual sense, and this sense must be gained by its disciples in order to grasp the meaning of this Science. Out of this condition grew the prophecy concerning the Christian apostles, "They shall speak with new tongues."


Section 6


I Chronicles 29:11-13

    11 Thine, O Lord, is the greatness,
and the power, and the glory, and the
victory, and the majesty: for all
that is in the heaven and in the
earth is thine; thine is the kingdom,
O Lord, and thou art exalted as head
above all.

    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.

    13 Now therefore, our God, we thank
thee, and praise thy glorious name.

***
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.

***
I John 5:4,5,13,20

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

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

    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.

    20 And we know that the Son of God
is come, and hath given us an
understanding, that we may know him
that is true, and we are in him that
is true, even in his Son Jesus
Christ. This is the true God, and
eternal life.

***
I Corinthians 15:57

    57 But thanks be to God, which
giveth us the victory through our
Lord Jesus Christ.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 492:29-2

(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


    (Victory for Truth)
    The conservative theory, long believed, is that there are two factors, matter and mind, uniting on some impossible basis. This theory would keep truth and error always at war. Victory would perch on neither banner. On the other hand, Christian Science speedily shows Truth to be triumphant.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 39:22


    (Present salvation)
    Now is the time for so-called material pains and material pleasures to pass away, for both are unreal, because impossible in Science. To break this earthly spell, mortals must get the true idea and divine Principle of all that really exists and governs the universe harmoniously. This thought is apprehended slowly, and the interval before its attainment is attended with doubts and defeats as well as triumphs.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 40:31

    (Within the veil)
    The nature of Christianity is peaceful and blessed, but in order to enter into the kingdom, the anchor of hope must be cast beyond the veil of matter into the Shekinah into which Jesus has passed before us; and this advance beyond matter must come through the joys and triumphs of the righteous as well as through their sorrows and afflictions. Like our Master, we must depart from material sense into the spiritual sense of being.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 24:11-15,28

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

Subheadings in this lesson

04 1 - Love imparts beauty
04 1 - The senses of Soul
04 1 - Spiritual thoughts
04 1 - Godward gravitation
04 1 - Mortal birth and death
04 1 - Tests in our day
04 1 - The main purpose
04 2 - Rebukes helpful
04 2 - -9- The Son of God
04 2 - -10- Holy Ghost or Comforter
04 2 - -11- Christ Jesus
04 2 - Saviour's prediction
04 2 - Suffering inevitable
04 3 - Divine authority
04 3 - Unspoken pleading
04 3 - Spiritualized consciousness
04 4 - Human reconciliation
04 4 - Inspiring discontent
04 4 - Truthful arguments
04 4 - Morality required
04 5 - Scientific consistency
04 5 - Spiritual language
04 5 - The miracles of Jesus
04 5 - Spirituality of Scripture
04 5 - Spiritual translation
04 5 - Language inadequate
04 6 - Victory for Truth
04 6 - Present salvation
04 6 - Within the veil
04 6 - Radical changes
04 6 - Purpose of crucifixion


January 27,1907

Subject: 05

LOVE.

ooo1



-- Golden Text --

John 15:8,9

    8 Herein is my Father glorified,
that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye
be my disciples.

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


Responsive Reading


John 13:1,12-17,34,35

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

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

    13 Ye call me Master and Lord: and
ye say well; for so I am.

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

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

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

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

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

    35 By this shall all men know that
ye are my disciples, if ye have love
one to another.
John 15:15-17

    15 Henceforth I call you not
servants; for the servant knoweth not
what his lord doeth: but I have
called you friends; for all things
that I have heard of my Father I have
made known unto you.

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

    17 These things I command you, that
ye love one another.


Section 1


I Corinthians 13:1-3

    1 Though I speak with the tongues
of men and of angels, and have not
charity, I am become as sounding
brass, or a tinkling cymbal.

    2 And though I have the gift of
prophecy, and understand all
mysteries, and all knowledge; and
though I have all faith, so that I
could remove mountains, and have not
charity, I am nothing.

    3 And though I bestow all my goods
to feed the poor, and though I give my
body to be burned, and have not
charity, it profiteth me nothing.

***
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.

***
Romans 8:35,37-39

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

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

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

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

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 6:17-18


    (Mercy without partiality)
    "God is Love." More than this we cannot ask, higher we cannot look, farther we cannot go.

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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 503:12-15


    (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.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 113:3


    (Principle and practice)
    The letter of Science plentifully reaches humanity to-day, but its spirit comes only in small degrees. The vital part, the heart and soul of Christian Science, is Love. Without this, the letter is but the dead body of Science, - pulseless, cold, inanimate.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 454:5-10


    (Impotence of hate)
    The understanding, even in a degree, of the divine All-power destroys fear, and plants the feet in the true path, - the path which leads to the house built without hands "eternal in the heavens." Human hate has no legitimate mandate and no kingdom.


Section 2


I Corinthians 13:4(to ;)

    4 Charity suffereth long, and is
kind;

***
James 5:7,8,11

    7 Be patient therefore, brethren,
unto the coming of the Lord. Behold,
the husbandman waiteth for the
precious fruit of the earth, and hath
long patience for it, until he
receive the early and latter rain.

    8 Be ye also patient; stablish your
hearts: for the coming of the Lord
draweth nigh.

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

***
I Peter 2:20

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

***
Colossians 3:12-14

    12 Put on therefore, as the elect
of God, holy and beloved, bowels of
mercies, kindness, humbleness of
mind, meekness, longsuffering;

    13 Forbearing one another, and
forgiving one another, if any man
have a quarrel against any: even as
Christ forgave you, so also do ye.

    14 And above all these things put
on charity, which is the bond of
perfectness.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 454:22


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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 242:15


    (The one only way)
    Self-love is more opaque than a solid body. In patient obedience to a patient God, let us labor to dissolve with the universal solvent of Love the adamant of error, - self-will, self-justification, and self-love, - which wars against spirituality and is the law of sin and death.

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 66:17-29


    (Salutary sorrow)
    Amidst gratitude for conjugal felicity, it is well to remember how fleeting are human joys. Amidst conjugal infelicity, it is well to hope, pray, and wait patiently on divine wisdom to point out the path.
    (Patience is wisdom)
    Husbands and wives should never separate if there is no Christian demand for it. It is better to await the logic of events than for a wife precipitately to leave her husband or for a husband to leave his wife. If one is better than the other, as must always be the case, the other pre-eminently needs good company. Socrates considered patience salutary under such circumstances, making his Xantippe a discipline for his philosophy.

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


    (Efficacious petitions)
    What we most need is the prayer of fervent desire for growth in grace, expressed in patience, meekness, love, and good deeds. To keep the commandments of our Master and follow his example, is our proper debt to him and the only worthy evidence of our gratitude for all that he has done. Outward worship is not of itself sufficient to express loyal and heartfelt gratitude, since he has said: "If ye love me, keep my commandments."
    (Watchfulness requisite)
    We reach the Science of Christianity through demonstration of the divine nature; but in this wicked world goodness will "be evil spoken of," and patience must bring experience.


Section 3


I Corinthians 13:4(begin charity)

***
harity envieth not; charity vaunteth
not itself, is not puffed up,

***
Galatians 5:14,15,25,26
14 For all the law is fulfilled in
one word, even in this; Thou shalt
love thy neighbour as thyself.
15 But if ye bite and devour one
another, take heed that ye be not
consumed one of another.
25 If we live in the Spirit, let us
also walk in the Spirit.
26 Let us not be desirous of vain
glory, provoking one another, envying
one another.

***
I Corinthians 3:1,3,4
1 And I, brethren, could not speak
unto you as unto spiritual, but as
unto carnal, even as unto babes in
Christ.
3 For ye are yet carnal: for
whereas there is among you envying,
and strife, and divisions, are ye not
carnal, and walk as men?
4 For while one saith, I am of
Paul; and another, I am of Apollos;
are ye not carnal?

***
James 3:13-17
13 Who is a wise man and endued
with knowledge among you? let him
shew out of a good conversation his
works with meekness of wisdom.
14 But if ye have bitter envying
and strife in your hearts, glory not,
and lie not against the truth.
15 This wisdom descendeth not from
above, but is earthly, sensual,
devilish.
16 For where envying and strife is,
there is confusion and every evil
work.
17 But the wisdom that is from
above is first pure, then peaceable,
gentle, and easy to be intreated,
full of mercy and good fruits,
without partiality, and without
hypocrisy.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 419:1


    (Morality required)
    A moral question may hinder the recovery of the sick. Lurking error, lust, envy, revenge, malice, or hate will perpetuate or even create the belief in disease. Errors of all sorts tend in this direction. 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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 241:5,19


    (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!
    (Spirit transforms)
    The substance of all devotion is the reflection and demonstration of divine Love, healing sickness and destroying sin. Our Master said, "If ye love me, keep my commandments."

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 564:24-26


    (Doom of the dragon)
    From Genesis to the Apocalypse, sin, sickness, and death, envy, hatred, and revenge, - all evil, - are typified by a serpent, or animal subtlety.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 565:1

    In the Apocalypse, when nearing its doom, this evil increases and becomes the great red dragon, swollen with sin, inflamed with war against spirituality, and ripe for destruction. It is full of lust and hate, loathing the brightness of divine glory.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 567:7

    (Angelic offices)
    To infinite, ever-present Love, all is Love, and there is no error, no sin, sickness, nor death. Against Love, the dragon warreth not long, for he is killed by the divine Principle. Truth and Love prevail against the dragon because the dragon cannot war with them. Thus endeth the conflict between the flesh and Spirit.


Section 4


I Corinthians 13:4(after not;),5

***
harity vaunteth not itself, is not
puffed up,
5 Doth not behave itself unseemly,
seeketh not her own, is not easily
provoked, thinketh no evil;

***
Luke 6:31,32,35
31 And as ye would that men should
do to you, do ye also to them
likewise.
32 For if ye love them which love
you, what thank have ye? for sinners
also love those that love them.
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.

***
Hebrews 6:10
10 For God is not unrighteous to
forget your work and labour of love,
which ye have shewed toward his name,
in that ye have ministered to the
saints, and do minister.

***
I John 4:20,21
20 If a man say, I love God, and
hateth his brother, he is a liar: for
he that loveth not his brother whom
he hath seen, how can he love God
whom he hath not seen?
21 And this commandment have we
from him, That he who loveth God love
his brother also.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 516:12-13


    (Love imparts beauty)
    Love, redolent with unselfishness, bathes all in beauty and light.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 51:28


    (Example for our salvation)
    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.

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 58:12


    (Mutual freedom)
    There is moral freedom in Soul. Never contract the horizon of a worthy outlook by the selfish exaction of all another's time and thoughts. With additional joys, benevolence should grow more diffusive. The narrowness and jealousy, which would confine a wife or a husband forever within four walls, will not promote the sweet interchange of confidence and love; but on the other hand, a wandering desire for incessant amusement outside the home circle is a poor augury for the happiness of wedlock. Home is the dearest spot on earth, and it should be the centre, though not the boundary, of the affections.

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 57:18-24

    (Affection's demands)
    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.

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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 518:15-19


    (Assistance in brotherhood)
    The rich in spirit help the poor in one grand brotherhood, all having the same Principle, or Father; and blessed is that man who seeth his brother's need and supplieth it, seeking his own in another's good.


Section 5


I Corinthians 8:1(begin Knowledge)

***
Knowledge puffeth up, but charity
edifieth.

***
I Corinthians 13:7

    7 Beareth all things, believeth all
things, hopeth all things, endureth
all things.

***
Psalm 36:7

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

***
Hebrews 10:22-24,35

    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.

    23 Let us hold fast the profession
of our faith without wavering; (for he
is faithful that promised;)

    24 And let us consider one another
to provoke unto love and to good
works:

    35 Cast not away therefore your
confidence, which hath great
recompence of reward.

582:1-2 Chapter 17: Glossary
(BELIEVING)

    BELIEVING. Firmness and constancy; not a faltering nor a blind faith, but the perception of spiritual Truth.

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


    (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.
    The Hebrew verb to believe means also to be firm or to be constant. This certainly applies to Truth and Love understood and practised.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 393:16-18


    (No pain in matter)
    Be firm in your understanding that the divine Mind governs, and that in Science man reflects God's government.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 38:10


    (Jesus' teaching belittled)
    Jesus said: "These signs shall follow them that believe; . . they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover." Who believes him? He was addressing his disciples, yet he did not say, "These signs shall follow you," but them - "them that believe" in all time to come. Here the word hands is used metaphorically, as in the text, "The right hand of the Lord is exalted." It expresses spiritual power; otherwise the healing could not have been done spiritually. At another time Jesus prayed, not for the twelve only, but for as many as should believe "through their word."

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

    (Saviour's prediction)
    The "man of sorrows" best understood the nothingness of material life and intelligence and the mighty actuality of all-inclusive God, good. These were the two cardinal points of Mind-healing, or Christian Science, which armed him with Love. The highest earthly representative of God, speaking of human ability to reflect divine power, prophetically said to his disciples, speaking not for their day only but for all time: "He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also;" and "These signs shall follow them that believe."


Section 6


I Corinthians 13:8-10

    8 Charity never faileth: but
whether there be prophecies, they
shall fail; whether there be tongues,
they shall cease; whether there be
knowledge, it shall vanish away.

    9 For we know in part, and we
prophesy in part.

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

***
Zephaniah 3:17

    17 The Lord thy God in the midst of
thee is mighty; he will save, he will
rejoice over thee with joy; he will
rest in his love, he will joy over
thee with singing.

***
I Corinthians 16:13,14

    13 Watch ye, stand fast in the
faith, quit you like men, be strong.

    14 Let all your things be done with
charity.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 494:10-19

(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


    (Inexhaustible divine Love) Divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need. It is not well to imagine that Jesus demonstrated the divine power to heal only for a select number or for a limited period of time, since to all mankind and in every hour, divine Love supplies all good.
    (Reason and Science)
    The miracle of grace is no miracle to Love. Jesus demonstrated the inability of corporeality, as well as the infinite ability of Spirit, thus helping erring human sense to flee from its own convictions and seek safety in divine Science.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 149:12


    (Blunders and blunderers)
    If you fail to succeed in any case, it is because you have not demonstrated the life of Christ, Truth, more in your own life, - because you have not obeyed the rule and proved the Principle of divine Science.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 411:32-4


    (Unspoken pleading)
    If you succeed in wholly removing the fear, your patient is healed. The great fact that God lovingly governs all, never punishing aught but sin, is your standpoint, from which to advance and destroy the human fear of sickness.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 412:13

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

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 44:28


    (Obstacles overcome)
    His disciples believed Jesus to be dead while he was hidden in the sepulchre, whereas he was alive, demonstrating within the narrow tomb the power of Spirit to overrule mortal, material sense. There were rock-ribbed walls in the way, and a great stone must be rolled from the cave's mouth; but Jesus vanquished every material obstacle, overcame every law of matter, and stepped forth from his gloomy resting-place, crowned with the glory of a sublime success, an everlasting victory.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 45:14-21

    (Victory over the grave)
    The persecutors had failed to hide immortal Truth and Love in a sepulchre.
    (The stone rolled away)
    Glory be to God, and peace to the struggling hearts! Christ hath rolled away the stone from the door of human hope and faith, and through the revelation and demonstration of life in God, hath elevated them to possible at-one-ment with the spiritual idea of man and his divine Principle, Love.

Subheadings in this lesson

05 1 - Mercy without partiality
05 1 - -6- The universal cause
05 1 - Spiritual harmony
05 1 - Principle and practice
05 1 - Impotence of hate
05 2 - Love the incentive
05 2 - The one only way
05 2 - Salutary sorrow
05 2 - Patience is wisdom
05 2 - Efficacious petitions
05 2 - Watchfulness requisite
05 3 - Morality required
05 3 - The doom of sin
05 3 - Spirit transforms
05 3 - Doom of the dragon
05 3 - Angelic offices
05 4 - Love imparts beauty
05 4 - Example for our salvation
05 4 - Mutual freedom
05 4 - Affection's demands
05 4 - Help and discipline
05 4 - The holy struggle
05 4 - Assistance in brotherhood
05 5 - Self-reliance and confidence
05 5 - No pain in matter
05 5 - Jesus' teaching belittled
05 5 - Saviour's prediction
05 6 - Inexhaustible divine Love
05 6 - Reason and Science
05 6 - Blunders and blunderers
05 6 - Unspoken pleading
05 6 - Eloquent silence
05 6 - Obstacles overcome
05 6 - Victory over the grave
05 6 - The stone rolled away


February 3,1907

Subject: 06

SPIRIT.

oo1o



-- Golden Text --

Zechariah 4:6

    6 Then he answered and spake unto
me, saying, This is the word of the
Lord unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by
might, nor by power, but by my
spirit, saith the Lord of hosts.


Responsive Reading


Acts 17:22-31

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

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

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

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

    26 And hath made of one blood all
nations of men for to dwell on all
the face of the earth, and hath
determined the times before
appointed, and the bounds of their
habitation;

    27 That they should seek the Lord,
if haply they might feel after him,
and find him, though he be not far
from every one of us:

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

    29 Forasmuch then as we are the
offspring of God, we ought not to
think that the Godhead is like unto
gold, or silver, or stone, graven by
art and man's device.

    30 And the times of this ignorance
God winked at; but now commandeth all
men every where to repent:

    31 Because he hath appointed a day,
in the which he will judge the world
in righteousness by that man whom he
hath ordained; whereof he hath given
assurance unto all men, in that he
hath raised him from the dead.


Section 1


Deuteronomy 4:35,39

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

    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.

***
I Corinthians 12:4-7

    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.

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

***
II Corinthians 3:17

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

***
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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 334:31-1

  (- 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.

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 - 278:4


    (Substance versus supposition) Spirit is the only substance and consciousness recognized by divine Science. The material senses oppose this, but there are no material senses, for matter has no mind. In Spirit there is no matter, even as in Truth there is no error, and in good no evil. It is a false supposition, the notion that there is real substance-matter, the opposite of Spirit. Spirit, God, is infinite, all. Spirit can have no opposite.

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.


Section 2


Ephesians 4:17-20

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

    18 Having the understanding
darkened, being alienated from the
life of God through the ignorance
that is in them, because of the
blindness of their heart:

    19 Who being past feeling have
given themselves over unto
lasciviousness, to work all
uncleanness with greediness.

    20 But ye have not so learned
Christ;

***
II Thessalonians 2:7-10

    7 For the mystery of iniquity doth
already work: only he who now letteth
will let, until he be taken out of
the way.

    8 And then shall that Wicked be
revealed, whom the Lord shall consume
with the spirit of his mouth, and
shall destroy with the brightness of
his coming:

    9 Even him, whose coming is after
the working of Satan with all power
and signs and lying wonders,

    10 And with all deceivableness of
unrighteousness in them that perish;
because they received not the love of
the truth, that they might be saved.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 304:3-5


    (Man inseparable from Love)
    It is ignorance and false belief, based on a material sense of things, which hide spiritual beauty and goodness.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 280:30-4

    (Sensationless body)
    The only excuse for entertaining human opinions and rejecting the Science of being is our mortal ignorance of Spirit, - ignorance which yields only to the understanding of divine Science, the understanding by which we enter into the kingdom of Truth on earth and learn that Spirit is infinite and supreme.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 281:27

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 283:1,13-24

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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 242:30


    (Divided vestments)
    The finger-posts of divine Science show the way our Master trod, and require of Christians the proof which he gave, instead of mere profession. We may hide spiritual ignorance from the world, but we can never succeed in the Science and demonstration of spiritual good through ignorance or hypocrisy.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 251:28-30

    (Spiritual ignorance)
    Ignorance, like intentional wrong, is not Science. Ignorance must be seen and corrected before we can attain harmony.


Section 3


Luke 14:26

    26 If any man come to me, and hate
not his father, and mother, and wife,
and children, and brethren, and
sisters, yea, and his own life also,
he cannot be my disciple.

***
Matthew 6:19-21,24

    19 #Lay not up for yourselves
treasures upon earth, where moth and
rust doth corrupt, and where thieves
break through and steal:

    20 But lay up for yourselves
treasures in heaven, where neither
moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where
thieves do not break through nor
steal:

    21 For where your treasure is,
there will your heart be also.

    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.

***
James 4:4,7,8,10

    4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses,
know ye not that the friendship of
the world is enmity with God?
whosoever therefore will be a friend
of the world is the enemy of God.

    7 Submit yourselves therefore to
God. Resist the devil, and he will
flee from you.

    8 Draw nigh to God, and he will
draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands,
ye sinners; and purify your hearts,
ye double minded.

    10 Humble yourselves in the sight
of the Lord, and he shall lift you
up.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 346:29


    (Serving two masters)
    Material beliefs must be expelled to make room for spiritual understanding. We cannot serve both God and mammon at the same time; but is not this what frail mortals are trying to do? Paul says: "The flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh." Who is ready to admit this?

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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 326:8,23-27


    (Loving God supremely)
    All nature teaches God's love to man, but man cannot love God supremely and set his whole affections on spiritual things, while loving the material or trusting in it more than in the spiritual.
    (Conversion of Saul)
    Saul of Tarsus beheld the way - the Christ, or Truth - only when his uncertain sense of right yielded to a spiritual sense, which is always right. Then the man was changed. Thought assumed a nobler outlook, and his life became more spiritual.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 33:18-23


    (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.

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

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


Section 4


Isaiah 59:1,2

    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.

***
Zechariah 7:8,9,11-13

    8 #And the word of the Lord came
unto Zechariah, saying,

    9 Thus speaketh the Lord of hosts,
saying, Execute true judgment, and
shew mercy and compassions every man
to his brother:

    11 But they refused to hearken, and
pulled away the shoulder, and stopped
their ears, that they should not
hear.

    12 Yea, they made their hearts as
an adamant stone, lest they should
hear the law, and the words which the
Lord of hosts hath sent in his spirit
by the former prophets: therefore
came a great wrath from the Lord of
hosts.

    13 Therefore it is come to pass,
that as he cried, and they would not
hear; so they cried, and I would not
hear, saith the Lord of hosts:

***
Galatians 5:25,26

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

    26 Let us not be desirous of vain
glory, provoking one another, envying
one another.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 205:28


    (Redemption from selfishness)
    Selfishness tips the beam of human existence towards the side of error, not towards Truth. Denial of the oneness of Mind throws our weight into the scale, not of Spirit, God, good, but of matter.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 4:30


    (Veritable devotion)
    Long prayers, superstition, and creeds clip the strong pinions of love, and clothe religion in human forms. Whatever materializes worship hinders man's spiritual growth and keeps him from demonstrating his power over error.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 483:8

(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)
    In order to heal by Science, you must not be ignorant of the moral and spiritual demands of Science nor disobey them. Moral ignorance or sin affects your demonstration, and hinders its approach to the standard in Christian Science.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 93:21-22,28


    (Derivatives of spirit)
    The belief that Spirit is finite as well as infinite has darkened all history.
    Finite spirit would be mortal, and this is the error embodied in the belief that the infinite can be contained in the finite. This belief tends to becloud our apprehension of the kingdom of heaven and of the reign of harmony in the Science of being.

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.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 451:8-11,14


    (Treasure in heaven)
    Students of Christian Science, who start with its letter and think to succeed without the spirit, will either make shipwreck of their faith or be turned sadly awry.
    Man walks in the direction towards which he looks, and where his treasure is, there will his heart be also. If our hopes and affections are spiritual, they come from above, not from beneath, and they bear as of old the fruits of the Spirit.


Section 5


Exodus 15:24-26

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

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

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

***
Ezekiel 36:25,26,28

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

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

    28 And ye shall dwell in the land
that I gave to your fathers; and ye
shall be my people, and I will be
your God.

***
Romans 8:1,14

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

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

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 425:24-26


    (The lungs reformed)
    Correct material belief by spiritual understanding, and Spirit will form you anew.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 14:9


    (Bodily presence)
    To be "with the Lord" is to be in obedience to the law of God, to be absolutely governed by divine Love, - by Spirit, not by matter.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 97:17


    (Dangerous resemblances)
    The more material the belief, the more obvious its error, until divine Spirit, supreme in its domain, dominates all matter, and man is found in the likeness of Spirit, his original being.

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.

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.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 356:9


    (Irreconcilable differences)
    Jesus reasoned on this subject practically, and controlled sickness, sin, and death on the basis of his spirituality. Understanding the nothingness of material things, he spoke of flesh and Spirit as the two opposites, - as error and Truth, not contributing in any way to each other's happiness and existence. Jesus knew, "It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing."


Section 6


Zechariah 4:6

    6 Then he answered and spake unto
me, saying, This is the word of the
Lord unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by
might, nor by power, but by my
spirit, saith the Lord of hosts.
Zechariah 8:7,8,12

    7 Thus saith the Lord of hosts;
Behold, I will save my people from
the east country, and from the west
country;

    8 And I will bring them, and they
shall dwell in the midst of
Jerusalem: and they shall be my
people, and I will be their God, in
truth and in righteousness.

    12 For the seed shall be
prosperous; the vine shall give her
fruit, and the ground shall give her
increase, and the heavens shall give
their dew; and I will cause the
remnant of this people to possess all
these things.

***
Joel 2:28,29

    28 #And it shall come to pass
afterward, that I will pour out my
spirit upon all flesh; and your sons
and your daughters shall prophesy,
your old men shall dream dreams, your
young men shall see visions:

    29 And also upon the servants and
upon the handmaids in those days will
I pour out my spirit.

***
Revelation 7:9,10

    9 After this I beheld, and, lo, a
great multitude, which no man could
number, of all nations, and kindreds,
and people, and tongues, stood before
the throne, and before the Lamb,
clothed with white robes, and palms
in their hands;

    10 And cried with a loud voice,
saying, Salvation to our God which
sitteth upon the throne, and unto the
Lamb.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 560:6


    (True estimate of God's messenger)
    Revelation xii. 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.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 561:22-27,32-3

    (Spiritual sunlight)
    The woman in the Apocalypse symbolizes generic man, the spiritual idea of God; she illustrates the coincidence of God and man as the divine Principle and divine idea. The Revelator symbolizes Spirit by the sun. The spiritual idea is clad with the radiance of spiritual Truth, and matter is put under her feet.
    (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.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 562:7(begin This idea)
This idea reveals the universe as secondary and tributary to
Spirit, from which the universe borrows its reflected light,
ubstance, life, and intelligence.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 565:13-18,23

    (The conflict with purity)
    The impersonation of the spiritual idea had a brief history in the earthly life of our Master; but "of his kingdom there shall be no end," for Christ, God's idea, will eventually rule all nations and peoples - imperatively, absolutely, finally - with divine Science. After the stars sang together and all was primeval harmony, the material lie made war upon the spiritual idea; but this only impelled the idea to rise to the zenith of demonstration, destroying sin, sickness, and death, and to be caught up unto God, - to be found in its divine Principle.

Subheadings in this lesson

06 1 - -17- Infinite Spirit
06 1 - Omnipotence set forth
06 1 - Substance versus supposition
06 1 - Self-completeness
06 1 - Spiritual proofs of existence
06 2 - Man inseparable from Love
06 2 - Sensationless body
06 2 - The true new idea
06 2 - Truth is not inverted
06 2 - Source of all life and action
06 2 - Spiritual structure
06 2 - Divided vestments
06 2 - Spiritual ignorance
06 3 - Serving two masters
06 3 - Trustworthy beneficence
06 3 - Loftiest adoration
06 3 - Loving God supremely
06 3 - Conversion of Saul
06 3 - The holy struggle
06 3 - Moral victory
06 4 - Redemption from selfishness
06 4 - Veritable devotion
06 4 - True healing transcendent
06 4 - Derivatives of spirit
06 4 - Fruitless worship
06 4 - Treasure in heaven
06 5 - The lungs reformed
06 5 - Bodily presence
06 5 - Dangerous resemblances
06 5 - Seraphic symbols
06 5 - Practical religion
06 5 - Irreconcilable differences
06 6 - True estimate of God's messenger
06 6 - Spiritual sunlight
06 6 - Spiritual idea revealed
06 6 - The conflict with purity


February 10,1907

Subject: 07

SOUL.

o1oo



-- Golden Text --

Psalm 130:5-8

    5 I wait for the Lord, my soul doth
wait, and in his word do I hope.

    6 My soul waiteth for the Lord more
than they that watch for the morning:
I say, more than they that watch for
the morning.

    7 Let Israel hope in the Lord: for
with the Lord there is mercy, and with
him is plenteous redemption.

    8 And he shall redeem Israel from
all his iniquities.


Responsive Reading


Psalm 119:174-176

    174 I have longed for thy
salvation, O Lord; and thy law is my
delight.

    175 Let my soul live, and it shall
praise thee; and let thy judgments
help me.

    176 I have gone astray like a lost
sheep; seek thy servant; for I do not
forget thy commandments.
Psalm 124

PSALM 124
A Song of degrees of David

    1 If it had not been the Lord who
was on our side, now may Israel say;

    2 If it had not been the Lord who
was on our side, when men rose up
against us:

    3 Then they had swallowed us up
quick, when their wrath was kindled
against us:

    4 Then the waters had overwhelmed
us, the stream had gone over our
soul:

    5 Then the proud waters had gone
over our soul.

    6 Blessed be the Lord, who hath not
given us as a prey to their teeth.

    7 Our soul is escaped as a bird out
of the snare of the fowlers: the
snare is broken, and we are escaped.

    8 Our help is in the name of the
Lord, who made heaven and earth.


Section 1


Psalm 143:10,11

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


    11 Quicken me, O Lord, for thy
name's sake: for thy righteousness'
sake bring my soul out of trouble.

***
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.
Jeremiah 31:10,12,14

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

    12 Therefore they shall come and
sing in the height of Zion, and shall
flow together to the goodness of the
Lord, for wheat, and for wine, and
for oil, and for the young of the
flock and of the herd: and their soul
shall be as a watered garden; and
they shall not sorrow any more at
all.

    14 And I will satiate the soul of
the priests with fatness, and my
people shall be satisfied with my
goodness, saith the Lord.

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


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

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 482:3

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


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (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 - 308:14

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


Section 2


Exodus 19:1,3-5

    1 In the third month, when the
children of Israel were gone forth
out of the land of Egypt, the same
day came they into the wilderness of
Sinai.

    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:

***
Deuteronomy 4:1,9

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

    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;
Deuteronomy 10:12

    12 #And now, Israel, what doth the
Lord thy God require of thee, but to
fear the Lord thy God, to walk in all
his ways, and to love him, and to
serve the Lord thy God with all thy
heart and with all thy soul,

***
Psalm 135:4

    4 For the Lord hath chosen Jacob
unto himself, and Israel for his
peculiar treasure.

583:5 Chapter 17: Glossary
(CHILDREN OF ISRAEL)

    CHILDREN OF ISRAEL. The representatives of Soul, not corporeal sense; the offspring of Spirit, who, having wrestled with error, sin, and sense, are governed by divine Science; some of the ideas of God beheld as men, casting out error and healing the sick; Christ's offspring.

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


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 309:9

    (Israel the new name)
    This changed the man. He was no longer called Jacob, but Israel, - a prince of God, or a soldier of God, who had fought a good fight. He was to become the father of those, who through earnest striving followed his demonstration of the power of Spirit over the material senses; and the children of earth who followed his example were to be called the children of Israel, until the Messiah should rename them. If these children should go astray, and forget that Life is God, good, and that good is not in elements which are not spiritual, - thus losing the divine power which heals the sick and sinning, - they were to be brought back through great tribulation, to be renamed in Christian Science and led to deny material sense, or mind in matter, even as the gospel teaches.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 566:1


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


Section 3


Exodus 32:31,33

    31 And Moses returned unto the
Lord, and said, Oh, this people have
sinned a great sin, and have made
them gods of gold.

    33 And the Lord said unto Moses,
Whosoever hath sinned against me, him
will I blot out of my book.

***
Numbers 14:11

    11 #And the Lord said unto Moses,
How long will this people provoke me?
and how long will it be ere they
believe me, for all the signs which I
have shewed among them?

***
Judges 10:10,11,13,15,16

    10 #And the children of Israel
cried unto the Lord, saying, We have
sinned against thee, both because we
have forsaken our God, and also
served Baalim.

    11 And the Lord said unto the
children of Israel, Did not I deliver
you from the Egyptians, and from the
Amorites, from the children of Ammon,
and from the Philistines?

    13 Yet ye have forsaken me, and
served other gods: wherefore I will
deliver you no more.

    15 #And the children of Israel said
unto the Lord, We have sinned: do
thou unto us whatsoever seemeth good
unto thee; deliver us only, we pray
thee, this day.

    16 And they put away the strange
gods from among them, and served the
Lord: and his soul was grieved for
the misery of Israel.

***
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.

***
Matthew 16:26

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 280:17


    (Belief in many gods)
    Moses declared as Jehovah's first command of the Ten: "Thou shalt have no other gods before me!" But behold the zeal of belief to establish the opposite error of many minds. The argument of the serpent in the allegory, "Ye shall be as gods," urges through every avenue the belief that Soul is in body, and that infinite Spirit, and Life, is in finite forms.

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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 536:11-16


    (The fall of error)
    If man's spiritual gravitation and attraction to one Father, in whom we "live, and move, and have our being," should be lost, and if man should be governed by corporeality instead of divine Principle, by body instead of by Soul, man would be annihilated.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 523:30-32

    (Jehovah or Elohim) In the historic parts of the Old Testament, it is usually Jehovah, peculiarly the divine sovereign of the Hebrew people, who is referred to.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 524:8

    (Jehovah a tribal deity)
    In that name of Jehovah, the true idea of God seems almost lost. God becomes "a man of war," a tribal god to be worshipped, rather than Love, the divine Principle to be lived and loved.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 466:23

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


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


Section 4


Jeremiah 50:4-6

    4 In those days, and in that time,
saith the Lord, the children of Israel
shall come, they and the children of
Judah together, going and weeping:
they shall go, and seek the Lord
their God.

    5 They shall ask the way to Zion
with their faces thitherward, saying,
Come, and let us join ourselves to
the Lord in a perpetual covenant that
shall not be forgotten.

    6 My people hath been lost sheep:
their shepherds have caused them to
go astray, they have turned them away
on the mountains: they have gone from
mountain to hill, they have forgotten
their restingplace.

***
Matthew 18:11,12

    11 For the Son of man is come to
save that which was lost.

    12 How think ye? if a man have an
hundred sheep, and one of them be
gone astray, doth he not leave the
ninety and nine, and goeth into the
mountains, and seeketh that which is
gone astray?
Matthew 10:1,5-8

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

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

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

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

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

***
Romans 11:26

    26 And so all Israel shall be
saved: as it is written, There shall
come out of Sion the Deliverer, and
shall turn away ungodliness from
Jacob:

***
Isaiah 53:10-12

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

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

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

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 30:19-28


    (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.
    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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 311:14


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

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 135:17,26


    (Fear and sickness identical)
    There is to-day danger of repeating the offence of the Jews by limiting the Holy One of Israel and asking: "Can God furnish a table in the wilderness?" What cannot God do?
    (The unity of Science and Christianity)
    Christianity as Jesus taught it was not a creed, nor a system of ceremonies, nor a special gift from a ritualistic Jehovah; but it was the demonstration of divine Love casting out error and healing the sick, not merely in the name of Christ, or Truth, but in demonstration of Truth, as must be the case in the cycles of divine light.


Section 5


Psalm 25:1,5

    1 Unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up
my soul.

    5 Lead me in thy truth, and teach
me: for thou art the God of my
salvation; on thee do I wait all the
day.

***
Isaiah 55:3

    3 Incline your ear, and come unto
me: hear, and your soul shall live;
and I will make an everlasting
covenant with you, even the sure
mercies of David.

***
Hebrews 2:2,3

    2 For if the word spoken by angels
was stedfast, and every transgression
and disobedience received a just
recompence of reward;

    3 How shall we escape, if we
neglect so great salvation; which at
the first began to be spoken by the
Lord, and was confirmed unto us by
them that heard him;

***
Romans 1:16

    16 For I am not ashamed of the
gospel of Christ: for it is the power
of God unto salvation to every one
that believeth; to the Jew first, and
also to the Greek.

***
I Peter 2:25

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

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


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

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 166:8


    (Delusions pagan and medical)
    The Mohammedan believes in a pilgrimage to Mecca for the salvation of his soul. The popular doctor believes in his prescription, and the pharmacist believes in the power of his drugs to save a man's life. The Mohammedan's belief is a religious delusion; the doctor's and pharmacist's is a medical mistake.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 230:2


    (Sickness from mortal mind)
    Would you attempt with drugs, or without, to destroy a quality or condition of Truth? But if sickness and sin are illusions, the awakening from this mortal dream, or illusion, will bring us into health, holiness, and immortality. This awakening is the forever coming of Christ, the advanced appearing of Truth, which casts out error and heals the sick. This is the salvation which comes through God, the divine Principle, Love, as demonstrated by Jesus.

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


    (Life not contingent on matter)
    Life is the law of Soul, even the law of the spirit of Truth, and Soul is never without its representative. Man's individual being can no more die nor disappear in unconsciousness than can Soul, for both are immortal.

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 6


Deuteronomy 11:18,21

    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.

***
Matthew 11:28,29

    28 #Come unto me, all ye that
labour and are heavy laden, and I
will give you rest.

    29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn
of me; for I am meek and lowly in
heart: and ye shall find rest unto
your souls.

***
Hebrews 4:9-11

    9 There remaineth therefore a rest
to the people of God.

    10 For he that is entered into his
rest, he also hath ceased from his own
works, as God did from his.

    11 Let us labour therefore to enter
into that rest, lest any man fall
after the same example of unbelief.

***
I Peter 1:22,23

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

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

***
Hebrews 9:24

    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:

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

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

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


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

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 390:4


    (Ultimate harmony)
    We cannot deny that Life is self-sustained, and we should never deny the everlasting harmony of Soul, simply because, to the mortal senses, there is seeming discord. It is our ignorance of God, the divine Principle, which produces apparent discord, and the right understanding of Him restores harmony. Truth will at length compel us all to exchange the pleasures and pains of sense for the joys of Soul.

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."

Subheadings in this lesson

07 1 - Real and unreal identity
07 1 - Soul defined
07 1 - -19- Soul and Spirit one
07 1 - The great question
07 2 - Wrestling of Jacob
07 2 - Israel the new name
07 2 - Spiritual guidance
07 3 - Belief in many gods
07 3 - A mortal not man
07 3 - The fall of error
07 3 - Jehovah or Elohim
07 3 - Jehovah a tribal deity
07 3 - Mankind redeemed
07 4 - Rebukes helpful
07 4 - Soul impeccable
07 4 - Fear and sickness identical
07 4 - The unity of Science and Christianity
07 5 - Jesus' disregard of matter
07 5 - Delusions pagan and medical
07 5 - Sickness from mortal mind
07 5 - Life not contingent on matter
07 5 - The age's privilege
07 6 - True estimate of God's messenger
07 6 - Ultimate harmony
07 6 - Judgment on error


February 17,1907

Subject: 08

MIND.

1ooo



-- Golden Text --

Romans 11:34

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


Responsive Reading


Psalm 119:1-3,17,18,33,34,41-47

    1 Blessed are the undefiled in the
way, who walk in the law of the Lord.

    2 Blessed are they that keep his
testimonies, and that seek him with
the whole heart.

    3 They also do no iniquity: they
walk in his ways.

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

    18 Open thou mine eyes, that I may
behold wondrous things out of thy law.


    33 Teach me, O Lord, the way of thy
statutes; and I shall keep it unto
the end.

    34 Give me understanding, and I
shall keep thy law; yea, I shall
observe it with my whole heart.

    41 Let thy mercies come also unto
me, O Lord, even thy salvation,
according to thy word.

    42 So shall I have wherewith to
answer him that reproacheth me: for I
trust in thy word.

    43 And take not the word of truth
utterly out of my mouth; for I have
hoped in thy judgments.

    44 So shall I keep thy law
continually for ever and ever.

    45 And I will walk at liberty: for
I seek thy precepts.

    46 I will speak of thy testimonies
also before kings, and will not be
ashamed.

    47 And I will delight myself in thy
commandments, which I have loved.


Section 1


Exodus 20:1-3

    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.

***
Deuteronomy 6:1,3,4

    1 Now these are the commandments,
the statutes, and the judgments,
which the Lord your God commanded to
teach you, that ye might do them in
the land whither ye go to possess it:


    3 #Hear therefore, O Israel, and
observe to do it; that it may be well
with thee, and that ye may increase
mightily, as the Lord God of thy
fathers hath promised thee, in the
land that floweth with milk and
honey.

    4 Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God
is one Lord:

***
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;

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 200:4


    (Homer and Moses)
    Moses advanced a nation to the worship of God in Spirit instead of matter, and illustrated the grand human capacities of being bestowed by immortal Mind.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 285:15(to ?),17


    (Material misconceptions)


    Is God a physical personality?
    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.

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

  (- MORTAL MIND - Error creating other errors)

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

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

  (- MORTAL MIND - Idolatry)

    (-21- The divine Ego)
    Mind is the I AM, or infinity. Mind never enters the finite. Intelligence never passes into non-intelligence, or matter. Good never enters into evil, the unlimited into the limited, the eternal into the temporal, nor the immortal into mortality.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 469:13-21

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


    (True sense of infinitude)
    Answer. - Mind is God. The exterminator of error is the great truth that God, good, is the only Mind, and that the supposititious opposite of infinite Mind - called devil or evil - is not Mind, is not Truth, but error, without intelligence or reality. There can be but one Mind, because there is but one God; and if mortals claimed no other Mind and accepted no other, sin would be unknown. We can have but one Mind, if that one is infinite.


Section 2


Exodus 20:4-7

    4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any
graven image, or any likeness of any
thing that is in heaven above, or
that is in the earth beneath, or that
is in the water under the earth:

    5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself
to them, nor serve them: for I the
Lord thy God am a jealous God,
visiting the iniquity of the fathers
upon the children unto the third and
fourth generation of them that hate
me;

    6 And shewing mercy unto thousands
of them that love me, and keep my
commandments.

    7 Thou shalt not take the name of
the Lord thy God in vain; for the
Lord will not hold him guiltless that
taketh his name in vain.

***
Matthew 4:1,8-10

    1 Then was Jesus led up of the
Spirit into the wilderness to be
tempted of the devil.

    8 Again, the devil taketh him up
into an exceeding high mountain, and
sheweth him all the kingdoms of the
world, and the glory of them;

    9 And saith unto him, All these
things will I give thee, if thou wilt
fall down and worship me.

    10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get
thee hence, Satan: for it is written,
Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God,
and him only shalt thou serve.

***
John 5:43

    43 I am come in my Father's name,
and ye receive me not: if another
shall come in his own name, him ye
will receive.
John 17:6(to :)

    6 I have manifested thy name unto
the men which thou gavest me out of
the world:

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.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 186:32


    (Ignorant idolatry) The human mind has been an idolater from the beginning, having other gods and believing in more than the one Mind.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 214:18-21


    (Idolatrous illusions)
    We bow down to matter, and entertain finite thoughts of God like the pagan idolater. Mortals are inclined to fear and to obey what they consider a material body more than they do a spiritual God.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 174:4


    (Man not structural)
    Is civilization only a higher form of idolatry, that man should bow down to a flesh-brush, to flannels, to baths, diet, exercise, and air? Nothing save divine power is capable of doing so much for man as he can do for himself.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 456:3-4


    (Chicanery impossible)
    Teaching or practising in the name of Truth, but contrary to its spirit or rules, is most dangerous quackery.

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


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


Section 3


Exodus 20:8-12

    8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep
it holy.

    9 Six days shalt thou labour, and
do all thy work:

    10 But the seventh day is the
sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it
thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor
thy son, nor thy daughter, thy
manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor
thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is
within thy gates:

    11 For in six days the Lord made
heaven and earth, the sea, and all
that in them is, and rested the
seventh day: wherefore the Lord
blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed
it.

    12 #Honour thy father and thy
mother: that thy days may be long
upon the land which the Lord thy God
giveth thee.

***
Matthew 12:10,13

    10 #And, behold, there was a man
which had his hand withered. And they
asked him, saying, Is it lawful to
heal on the sabbath days? that they
might accuse him.

    13 Then saith he to the man,
Stretch forth thine hand. And he
stretched it forth; and it was
restored whole, like as the other.

***
John 8:47-49

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

    48 Then answered the Jews, and said
unto him, Say we not well that thou
art a Samaritan, and hast a devil?

    49 Jesus answered, I have not a
devil; but I honour my Father, and ye
do dishonour me.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 519:25


    (Resting in holy work)
    God rests in action. Imparting has not impoverished, can never impoverish, the divine Mind. No exhaustion follows the action of this Mind, according to the apprehension of divine Science. The highest and sweetest rest, even from a human standpoint, is in holy work.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 217:19


    (Fatigue is mental)
    When mentality gives rest to the body, the next toil will fatigue you less, for you are working out the problem of being in divine metaphysics; and in proportion as you understand the control which Mind has over so-called matter, you will be able to demonstrate this control. The scientific and permanent remedy for fatigue is to learn the power of Mind over the body or any illusion of physical weariness, and so destroy this illusion, for matter cannot be weary and heavy-laden.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 218:27

    (Sickness akin to sin)
    The Scriptures say, "They that wait upon the Lord . . shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint." The meaning of that passage is not perverted by applying it literally to moments of fatigue, for the moral and physical are as one in their results. When we wake to the truth of being, all disease, pain, weakness, weariness, sorrow, sin, death, will be unknown, and the mortal dream will forever cease. My method of treating fatigue applies to all bodily ailments, since Mind should be, and is, supreme, absolute, and final.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 219:24-28

    (Scientific beginning)
    Those who are healed through metaphysical Science, not comprehending the Principle of the cure, may misunderstand it, and impute their recovery to change of air or diet, not rendering to God the honor due to Him alone.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 18:3-5,10


    (Divine oneness)
    Jesus of Nazareth taught and demonstrated man's oneness with the Father, and for this we owe him endless homage. Jesus acted boldly, against the accredited evidence of the senses, against Pharisaical creeds and practices, and he refuted all opponents with his healing power.

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

    (Jesus' sinless career)
    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.


Section 4


Exodus 20:13,14

    13 Thou shalt not kill.

    14 Thou shalt not commit adultery.

***
I John 3:15

    15 Whosoever hateth his brother is
a murderer: and ye know that no
murderer hath eternal life abiding in
him.

***
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.

***
Luke 9:56(to .)

    56 For the Son of man is not come
to destroy men's lives, but to save
them.

***
Matthew 5:8,48

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

    48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as
your Father which is in heaven is
perfect.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 205:22


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

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 564:3


    (Animal tendency)
    As of old, evil still charges the spiritual idea with error's own nature and methods. This malicious animal instinct, of which the dragon is the type, incites mortals to kill morally and physically even their fellow-mortals, and worse still, to charge the innocent with the crime. This last infirmity of sin will sink its perpetrator into a night without a star.

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 56:15


    (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."

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 404:10-12,29-1


    (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.
    (Sin or fear the root of sickness) Hatred, envy, dishonesty, fear, and so forth, make a man sick, and neither material medicine nor Mind can help him permanently, even in body, unless it makes him better mentally, and so delivers him from his destroyers.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 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.

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.


Section 5


Exodus 20:15,16

    15 Thou shalt not steal.

    16 Thou shalt not bear false
witness against thy neighbour.

***
Ephesians 4:25,28,31

    25 Wherefore putting away lying,
speak every man truth with his
neighbour: for we are members one of
another.

    28 Let him that stole steal no
more: but rather let him labour,
working with his hands the thing
which is good, that he may have to
give to him that needeth.

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

***
Romans 13:7,8

    7 Render therefore to all their
dues: tribute to whom tribute is due;
custom to whom custom; fear to whom
fear; honour to whom honour.

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

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 473:4(only)

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


    (Christ the ideal Truth)
    The Science of Mind disposes of all evil.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 453:16-17,20


    (Knowledge and honesty) Honesty is spiritual power. Dishonesty is human weakness, which forfeits divine help.
    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.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 455:8

    (Weakness and guilt)
    You must utilize the moral might of Mind in order to walk over the waves of error and support your claims by demonstration. If you are yourself lost in the belief and fear of disease or sin, and if, knowing the remedy, you fail to use the energies of Mind in your own behalf, you can exercise little or no power for others' help. "First cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye."

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 112:23


    (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."

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 343:6


    (Personal experience)
    Is not finite mind ignorant of God's method? This makes it doubly unfair to impugn and misrepresent the facts, although, without this cross-bearing, one might not be able to say with the apostle, "None of these things move me." The sick, the halt, and the blind look up to Christian Science with blessings, and Truth will not be forever hidden by unjust parody from the quickened sense of the people.


Section 6


Exodus 20:17,20

    17 Thou shalt not covet thy
neighbour's house, thou shalt not
covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his
manservant, nor his maidservant, nor
his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing
that is thy neighbour's.

    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.

***
Colossians 3:5,15

    5 Mortify therefore your members
which are upon the earth;
fornication, uncleanness, inordinate
affection, evil concupiscence, and
covetousness, which is idolatry:

    15 And let the peace of God rule in
your hearts, to the which also ye are
called in one body; and be ye
thankful.

***
Matthew 22:35-40

    35 Then one of them, which was a
lawyer, asked him a question,
tempting him, and saying,

    36 Master, which is the great
commandment in the law?

    37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt
love the Lord thy God with all thy
heart, and with all thy soul, and
with all thy mind.

    38 This is the first and great
commandment.

    39 And the second is like unto it,
Thou shalt love thy neighbour as
thyself.

    40 On these two commandments hang
all the law and the prophets.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 470:16(only)

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


    (The divine standard of perfection)
    The children of God have but one Mind.

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

  (- MORTAL MIND - Death)


    (-32- Basis of health and immortality)
    The basis of all health, sinlessness, and immortality is the great fact that God is the only Mind; and this Mind must be not merely believed, but it must be understood. To get rid of sin through Science, is to divest sin of any supposed mind or reality, and never to admit that sin can have intelligence or power, pain or pleasure. You conquer error by denying its verity. Our various theories will never lose their imaginary power for good or evil, until we lose our faith in them and make life its own proof of harmony and God.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 340:15

  (- 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. One infinite God, good, unifies men and nations; constitutes the brotherhood of man; ends wars; fulfils the Scripture, "Love thy neighbor as thyself;" annihilates pagan and Christian idolatry, - whatever is wrong in social, civil, criminal, political, and religious codes; equalizes the sexes; annuls the curse on man, and leaves nothing that can sin, suffer, be punished or destroyed.

Subheadings in this lesson

08 1 - Homer and Moses
08 1 - Material misconceptions
08 1 - -2- The deific definitions
08 1 - -21- The divine Ego
08 1 - True sense of infinitude
08 2 - Impossible coalescence
08 2 - Ignorant idolatry
08 2 - Idolatrous illusions
08 2 - Man not structural
08 2 - Chicanery impossible
08 2 - Disease mental
08 3 - Resting in holy work
08 3 - Fatigue is mental
08 3 - Sickness akin to sin
08 3 - Scientific beginning
08 3 - Divine oneness
08 3 - Jesus' sinless career
08 4 - Redemption from selfishness
08 4 - Animal tendency
08 4 - Fidelity required
08 4 - Appetites to be abandoned
08 4 - Sin or fear the root of sickness
08 4 - Mental conspirators
08 4 - The robe of Science
08 5 - Christ the ideal Truth
08 5 - Knowledge and honesty
08 5 - Weakness and guilt
08 5 - On sandy foundations
08 5 - Personal experience
08 6 - The divine standard of perfection
08 6 - -32- Basis of health and immortality
08 6 - -Platform summation-


February 24,1907

Subject: 09

CHRIST JESUS.

ooo2



-- Golden Text --

Matthew 10:38,39

    38 And he that taketh not his
cross, and followeth after me, is not
worthy of me.

    39 He that findeth his life shall
lose it: and he that loseth his life
for my sake shall find it.


Responsive Reading


Matthew 10:1,5,6,16,18-20,26-32

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

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

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

    16 #Behold, I send you forth as
sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye
therefore wise as serpents, and
harmless as doves.

    18 And ye shall be brought before
governors and kings for my sake, for
a testimony against them and the
Gentiles.

    19 But when they deliver you up,
take no thought how or what ye shall
speak: for it shall be given you in
that same hour what ye shall speak.

    20 For it is not ye that speak, but
the Spirit of your Father which
speaketh in you.

    26 Fear them not therefore: for
there is nothing covered, that shall
not be revealed; and hid, that shall
not be known.

    27 What I tell you in darkness,
that speak ye in light: and what ye
hear in the ear, that preach ye upon
the housetops.

    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.

    29 Are not two sparrows sold for a
farthing? and one of them shall not
fall on the ground without your
Father.

    30 But the very hairs of your head
are all numbered.

    31 Fear ye not therefore, ye are of
more value than many sparrows.

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


Section 1


Acts 17:2,3

    2 And Paul, as his manner was, went
in unto them, and three sabbath days
reasoned with them out of the
scriptures,

    3 Opening and alleging, that Christ
must needs have suffered, and risen
again from the dead; and that this
Jesus, whom I preach unto you, is
Christ.

***
I Corinthians 4:14-16

    14 I write not these things to
shame you, but as my beloved sons I
warn you.

    15 For though ye have ten thousand
instructors in Christ, yet have ye not
many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I
have begotten you through the gospel.


    16 Wherefore I beseech you, be ye
followers of me.

***
II Corinthians 4:5,6

    5 For we preach not ourselves, but
Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves
your servants for Jesus' sake.

    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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 473:10

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


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 315:11-16,29-12


    (The true sonship)
    The opposite and false views of the people hid from their sense Christ's sonship with God. They could not discern his spiritual existence. Their carnal minds were at enmity with it. Their thoughts were filled with mortal error, instead of with God's spiritual idea as presented by Christ Jesus.
    (Jesus as mediator)
    Wearing in part a human form (that is, as it seemed to mortal view), being conceived by a human mother, Jesus was the mediator between Spirit and the flesh, between Truth and error. Explaining and demonstrating the way of divine Science, he became the way of salvation to all who accepted his word. From him mortals may learn how to escape from evil. The real man being linked by Science to his Maker, mortals need only turn from sin and lose sight of mortal selfhood to find Christ, the real man and his relation to God, and to recognize the divine sonship. Christ, Truth, was demonstrated through Jesus to prove the power of Spirit over the flesh, - to show that Truth is made manifest by its effects upon the human mind and body, healing sickness and destroying sin.
    (Spiritual government)
    Jesus represented Christ, the true idea of God.


Section 2


Galatians 3:10,13,14

    10 For as many as are of the works
of the law are under the curse: for it
is written, Cursed is every one that
continueth not in all things which
are written in the book of the law to
do them.

    13 Christ hath redeemed us from the
curse of the law, being made a curse
for us: for it is written, Cursed is
every one that hangeth on a tree:

    14 That the blessing of Abraham
might come on the Gentiles through
Jesus Christ; that we might receive
the promise of the Spirit through
faith.

***
Romans 5:1

    1 Therefore being justified by
faith, we have peace with God through
our Lord Jesus Christ:
Romans 8:2-4

    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:

    4 That the righteousness of the law
might be fulfilled in us, who walk
not after the flesh, but after the
Spirit.
Romans 10:4

    4 For Christ is the end of the law
for righteousness to every one that
believeth.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 182:32


    (No material law)
    The law of Christ, or Truth, makes all things possible to Spirit; but the so-called laws of matter would render Spirit of no avail, and demand obedience to materialistic codes, thus departing from the basis of one God, one lawmaker. To suppose that God constitutes laws of inharmony is a mistake; discords have no support from nature or divine law, however much is said to the contrary.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 381:31


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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 243:32-12


    (Deformity and perfection)
    Inasmuch as God is good and the fount of all being, He does not produce moral or physical deformity; therefore such deformity is not real, but is illusion, the mirage of error. Divine Science reveals these grand facts. On their basis Jesus demonstrated Life, never fearing nor obeying error in any form.
    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 3


John 5:33,36

    33 Ye sent unto John, and he bare
witness unto the truth.

    36 #But I have greater witness than
that of John: for the works which the
Father hath given me to finish, the
same works that I do, bear witness of
me, that the Father hath sent me.
John 10:24,25,37,38

    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.

    37 If I do not the works of my
Father, believe me not.

    38 But if I do, though ye believe
not me, believe the works: that ye
may know, and believe, that the
Father is in me, and I in him.
John 14:11,12

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

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

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 358:19


    (Scientific and Biblical facts)
    Why are the words of Jesus more frequently cited for our instruction than are his remarkable works? Is it not because there are few who have gained a true knowledge of the great import to Christianity of those works?

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 110:25


    (The demonstration lost and found)
    Jesus demonstrated the power of Christian Science to heal mortal minds and bodies. But this power was lost sight of, and must again be spiritually discerned, taught, and demonstrated according to Christ's command, with "signs following." Its Science must be apprehended by as many as believe on Christ and spiritually understand Truth.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 138:17-22

    (New era in Jesus)
    Jesus established in the Christian era the precedent for all Christianity, theology, and healing. Christians are under as direct orders now, as they were then, to be Christlike, to possess the Christ-spirit, to follow the Christ-example, and to heal the sick as well as the sinning.

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

    (Reduction to system)
    Late in the nineteenth century I demonstrated the divine rules of Christian Science. They were submitted to the broadest practical test, and everywhere, when honestly applied under circumstances where demonstration was humanly possible, this Science showed that Truth had lost none of its divine and healing efficacy, even though centuries had passed away since Jesus practised these rules on the hills of Judaea and in the valleys of Galilee.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 242:30-32


    (Divided vestments)
    The finger-posts of divine Science show the way our Master trod, and require of Christians the proof which he gave, instead of mere profession.


Section 4


Isaiah 30:19,21

    19 For the people shall dwell in
Zion at Jerusalem: thou shalt weep no
more: he will be very gracious unto
thee at the voice of thy cry; when he
shall hear it, he will answer thee.

    21 And thine ears shall hear a word
behind thee, saying, This is the way,
walk ye in it, when ye turn to the
right hand, and when ye turn to the
left.

***
Proverbs 15:24

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

***
John 14:6

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

***
Galatians 3:26-28

    26 For ye are all the children of
God by faith in Christ Jesus.

    27 For as many of you as have been
baptized into Christ have put on
Christ.

    28 There is neither Jew nor Greek,
there is neither bond nor free, there
is neither male nor female: for ye
are all one in Christ Jesus.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 353:10


    (The real and the unreal)
    All must admit that Christ is "the way, the truth, and the life," and that omnipotent Truth certainly does destroy error.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 332:9(begin Christ)-22

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


    (-9- The Son of God) Christ is the true idea voicing good, the divine message from God to men speaking to the human consciousness. The Christ is incorporeal, spiritual, - yea, the divine image and likeness, dispelling the illusions of the senses; the Way, the Truth, and the Life, healing the sick and casting out evils, destroying sin, disease, and death. As Paul says: "There is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus." The corporeal man Jesus was human.
    (-10- Holy Ghost or Comforter)
    X. Jesus demonstrated Christ; he proved that Christ is the divine idea of God - the Holy Ghost, or Comforter, revealing the divine Principle, Love, and leading into all 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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 19:4


    (Human reconciliation) 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.


Section 5


Psalm 40:7-10

    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.


    9 I have preached righteousness in
the great congregation: lo, I have not
refrained my lips, O Lord, thou
knowest.

    10 I have not hid thy righteousness
within my heart; I have declared thy
faithfulness and thy salvation: I
have not concealed thy lovingkindness
and thy truth from the great
congregation.

***
Matthew 24:27

    27 For as the lightning cometh out
of the east, and shineth even unto the
west; so shall also the coming of the
Son of man be.

***
Luke 21:34

    34 #And take heed to yourselves,
lest at any time your hearts be
overcharged with surfeiting, and
drunkenness, and cares of this life,
and so that day come upon you
unawares.

***
Colossians 3:1-4

    1 If ye then be risen with Christ,
seek those things which are above,
where Christ sitteth on the right
hand of God.

    2 Set your affection on things
above, not on things on the earth.

    3 For ye are dead, and your life is
hid with Christ in God.

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

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 347:14


    (Essential element of Christianity)
    Christ, as the spiritual or true idea of God, comes now as of old, preaching the gospel to the poor, healing the sick, and casting out evils. Is it error which is restoring an essential element of Christianity, - namely, apostolic, divine healing? No; it is the Science of Christianity which is restoring it, and is the light shining in darkness, which the darkness comprehends not.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 270:14


    (Prophetic ignorance)
    The prophets of old looked for something higher than the systems of their times; hence their foresight of the new dispensation of Truth. But they knew not what would be the precise nature of the teaching and demonstration of God, divine Mind, in His more infinite meanings, - the demonstration which was to destroy sin, sickness, and death, establish the definition of omnipotence, and maintain the Science of Spirit.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 95:23


    (Christ's reappearance)
    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?

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 117:29-12


    (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.


Section 6


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;
II Corinthians 5:16,17

    16 Wherefore henceforth know we no
man after the flesh: yea, though we
have known Christ after the flesh,
yet now henceforth know we him no
more.

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

***
I Corinthians 2:14-16

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

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

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

***
Ephesians 4:8,12,13

    8 Wherefore he saith, When he
ascended up on high, he led captivity
captive, and gave gifts unto men.

    12 For the perfecting of the
saints, for the work of the ministry,
for the edifying of the body of
Christ:

    13 Till we all come in the unity of
the faith, and of the knowledge of
the Son of God, unto a perfect man,
unto the measure of the stature of
the fulness of Christ:

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 316:20


    (Spiritual government) Christ presents the indestructible man, whom Spirit creates, constitutes, and governs. Christ illustrates that blending with God, his divine Principle, which gives man dominion over all the earth.

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.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 350:6-18


    (Both words and works)
    To understand all our Master's sayings as recorded in the New Testament, sayings infinitely important, his followers must grow into that stature of manhood in Christ Jesus which enables them to interpret his spiritual meaning. Then they know how Truth casts out error and heals the sick. His words were the offspring of his deeds, both of which must be understood. Unless the works are comprehended which his words explained, the words are blind.
    The Master often refused to explain his words, because it was difficult in a material age to apprehend spiritual Truth.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 258:21-30


    (Infinity's reflection)
    The human capacities are enlarged and perfected in proportion as humanity gains the true conception of man and God.
    (Individual permanency)
    Mortals have a very imperfect sense of the spiritual man and of the infinite range of his thought. To him belongs eternal Life. Never born and never dying, it were impossible for man, under the government of God in eternal Science, to fall from his high estate.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 259:11

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

Subheadings in this lesson

09 1 - Christ the ideal Truth
09 1 - The true sonship
09 1 - Jesus as mediator
09 1 - Spiritual government
09 2 - No material law
09 2 - Begin rightly
09 2 - Deformity and perfection
09 3 - Scientific and Biblical facts
09 3 - The demonstration lost and found
09 3 - New era in Jesus
09 3 - Reduction to system
09 3 - Divided vestments
09 4 - The real and the unreal
09 4 - -9- The Son of God
09 4 - -10- Holy Ghost or Comforter
09 4 - Paradise regained
09 4 - Human reconciliation
09 5 - Essential element of Christianity
09 5 - Prophetic ignorance
09 5 - Christ's reappearance
09 5 - Leaven of Truth
09 6 - Spiritual government
09 6 - God's man discerned
09 6 - Both words and works
09 6 - Infinity's reflection
09 6 - Individual permanency
09 6 - God's man discerned


March 3,1907

Subject: 10

MAN.

oo2o



-- Golden Text --

Hebrews 7:3

    3 Without father, without mother,
without descent, having neither
beginning of days, nor end of life;
but made like unto the Son of God;
abideth a priest continually.


Responsive Reading


Hebrews 7:14-24

    14 For it is evident that our Lord
sprang out of Juda; of which tribe
Moses spake nothing concerning
priesthood.

    15 And it is yet far more evident:
for that after the similitude of
Melchisedec there ariseth another
priest,

    16 Who is made, not after the law
of a carnal commandment, but after
the power of an endless life.

    17 For he testifieth, Thou art a
priest for ever after the order of
Melchisedec.

    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.

    20 And inasmuch as not without an
oath he was made priest:

    21 (For those priests were made
without an oath; but this with an
oath by him that said unto him, The
Lord sware and will not repent, Thou
art a priest for ever after the order
of Melchisedec:)

    22 By so much was Jesus made a
surety of a better testament.

    23 And they truly were many
priests, because they were not
suffered to continue by reason of
death:

    24 But this man, because he
continueth ever, hath an unchangeable
priesthood.


Section 1


Isaiah 43:1,5-7

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

    5 Fear not: for I am with thee: I
will bring thy seed from the east,
and gather thee from the west;

    6 I will say to the north, Give up;
and to the south, Keep not back:
bring my sons from far, and my
daughters from the ends of the earth;


    7 Even every one that is called by
my name: for I have created him for my
glory, I have formed him; yea, I have
made him.

***
Galatians 4:4-7

    4 But when the fulness of the time
was come, God sent forth his Son, made
of a woman, made under the law,

    5 To redeem them that were under
the law, that we might receive the
adoption of sons.

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

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

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 120:17-19


    (Health and the senses)
    The Science of Mind-healing shows it to be impossible for aught but Mind to testify truly or to exhibit the real status of man.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 288:31


    (The Christ-element)
    The eternal Truth destroys what mortals seem to have learned from error, and man's real existence as a child of God comes to light. Truth demonstrated is eternal life. Mortal man can never rise from the temporal debris of error, belief in sin, sickness, and death, until he learns that God is the only Life. The belief that life and sensation are in the body should be overcome by the understanding of what constitutes man as the image of God. Then Spirit will have overcome the flesh.

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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 302:19


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 300:9

    (Old and new man)
    So far as the scientific statement as to man is understood, it can be proved and will bring to light the true reflection of God - the real man, or the new man (as St. Paul has it).


Section 2


I Timothy 1:1-4

    1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ
by the commandment of God our
Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, which
is our hope;

    2 Unto Timothy, my own son in the
faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from
God our Father and Jesus Christ our
Lord.

    3 As I besought thee to abide still
at Ephesus, when I went into
Macedonia, that thou mightest charge
some that they teach no other
doctrine,

    4 Neither give heed to fables and
endless genealogies, which minister
questions, rather than godly edifying
which is in faith: so do.

***
John 3:3,6,13

    3 Jesus answered and said unto him,
Verily, verily, I say unto thee,
Except a man be born again, he cannot
see the kingdom of God.

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

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 289:31-32


    (Spiritual offspring)
    Man is not the offspring of flesh, but of Spirit, - of Life, not of matter.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 172:3,10-22


    (Godless evolution)
    Theorizing about man's development from mushrooms to monkeys and from monkeys into men amounts to nothing in the right direction and very much in the wrong.
    Spirit can form no real link in this supposed chain of material being. But divine Science reveals the eternal chain of existence as uninterrupted and wholly spiritual; yet this can be realized only as the false sense of being disappears.
    (Degrees of development)
    If man was first a material being, he must have passed through all the forms of matter in order to become man. If the material body is man, he is a portion of matter, or dust. On the contrary, man is the image and likeness of Spirit; and the belief that there is Soul in sense or Life in matter obtains in mortals, alias mortal mind, to which the apostle refers when he says that we must "put off the old man."

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 63:5


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

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 490:23

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


    (True nature and origin)
    The scientifically Christian explanations of the nature and origin of man destroy all material sense with immortal testimony. This immortal testimony ushers in the spiritual sense of being, which can be obtained in no other way.


Section 3


Hebrews 2:11-13

    11 For both he that sanctifieth and
they who are sanctified are all of
one: for which cause he is not
ashamed to call them brethren,

    12 Saying, I will declare thy name
unto my brethren, in the midst of the
church will I sing praise unto thee.

    13 And again, I will put my trust
in him. And again, Behold I and the
children which God hath given me.

***
Romans 8:35-39

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

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

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

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

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

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 42:19-21


    (Death outdone) The belief that man has existence or mind separate from God is a dying error. This error Jesus met with divine Science and proved its nothingness.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 470:23-28,32

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


    (Indestructible relationship)
    Man is the expression of God's being. If there ever was a moment when man did not express the divine perfection, then there was a moment when man did not express God, and consequently a time when Deity was unexpressed - that - is, without entity.
    The relations of God and man, divine Principle and idea, are indestructible in Science; and Science knows no lapse from nor return to harmony, but holds the divine order or spiritual law, in which God and all that He creates are perfect and eternal, to have remained unchanged in its eternal history.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 303:25


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

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.

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.


Section 4


Matthew 5:17,18

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

    18 For verily I say unto you, Till
heaven and earth pass, one jot or one
tittle shall in no wise pass from the
law, till all be fulfilled.

***
Romans 13:8,10,14

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

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

    14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus
Christ, and make not provision for
the flesh, to fulfil the lusts
thereof.

***
Colossians 2:10,13-15

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

    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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 318:28(begin In)-30


    (Sickness as discord) In Science man is governed by God, divine Principle, as numbers are controlled and proved by His laws.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 83:16


    (Natural wonders)
    The belief that the universe, including man, is governed in general by material laws, but that occasionally Spirit sets aside these laws, - this belief belittles omnipotent wisdom, and gives to matter the precedence over Spirit.

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


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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 206:4-7


    (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.

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

    (Allness of Truth)
    Mind, supreme over all its formations and governing them all, is the central sun of its own systems of ideas, the life and light of all its own vast creation; and man is tributary to divine Mind.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 249:5

    (Renewed selfhood)
    Let the "male and female" of God's creating appear. Let us feel the divine energy of Spirit, bringing us into newness of life and recognizing no mortal nor material power as able to destroy. Let us rejoice that we are subject to the divine "powers that be." Such is the true Science of being. Any other theory of Life, or God, is delusive and mythological.


Section 5


Psalm 8:4-6,9

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

    5 For thou hast made him a little
lower than the angels, and hast
crowned him with glory and honour.

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

    9 O Lord our Lord, how excellent is
thy name in all the earth!

***
I Corinthians 15:22-26

    22 For as in Adam all die, even so
in Christ shall all be made alive.

    23 But every man in his own order:
Christ the firstfruits; afterward they
that are Christ's at his coming.

    24 Then cometh the end, when he
shall have delivered up the kingdom
to God, even the Father; when he
shall have put down all rule and all
authority and power.

    25 For he must reign, till he hath
put all enemies under his feet.

    26 The last enemy that shall be
destroyed is death.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 517:31


    (Birthright of man)
    Man is not made to till the soil. His birthright is dominion, not subjection. He is lord of the belief in earth and heaven, - himself subordinate alone to his Maker. This is the Science of being.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 171:17


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

o4oo Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked - 106:6-14


    (Proper self-government)
    Like our nation, Christian Science has its Declaration of Independence. God has endowed man with inalienable rights, among which are self-government, reason, and conscience. Man is properly self-governed only when he is guided rightly and governed by his Maker, divine Truth and Love.
    Man's rights are invaded when the divine order is interfered with, and the mental trespasser incurs the divine penalty due this crime.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 307:25


    (Higher statutes)
    Truth has no beginning. The divine Mind is the Soul of man, and gives man dominion over all things. Man was not created from a material basis, nor bidden to obey material laws which Spirit never made; his province is in spiritual statutes, in the higher law of Mind.


Section 6


II Corinthians 2:14

    14 Now thanks be unto God, which
always causeth us to triumph in
Christ, and maketh manifest the
savour of his knowledge by us in
every place.

***
Romans 8:11,14-17

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

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

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

    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.

***
II Corinthians 4:11,14,16

    11 For we which live are alway
delivered unto death for Jesus' sake,
that the life also of Jesus might be
made manifest in our mortal flesh.

    14 Knowing that he which raised up
the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also
by Jesus, and shall present us with
you.

    16 For which cause we faint not;
but though our outward man perish,
yet the inward man is renewed day by
day.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 128:14


    (Practical Science)
    A knowledge of the Science of being develops the latent abilities and possibilities of man. It extends the atmosphere of thought, giving mortals access to broader and higher realms. It raises the thinker into his native air of insight and perspicacity.

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


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

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 91:16

    (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.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 126:2


    (Mortal nothingness) Error will be no longer used in stating truth. The problem of nothingness, or "dust to dust," will be solved, and mortal mind will be without form and void, for mortality will cease when man beholds himself God's reflection, even as man sees his reflection in a glass.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 203:13


    (Our belief and understanding)
    Spiritual perception brings out the possibilities of being, destroys reliance on aught but God, and so makes man the image of his Maker in deed and in truth.

Subheadings in this lesson

10 1 - Health and the senses
10 1 - The Christ-element
10 1 - Paradise regained
10 1 - Definition of man
10 1 - Old and new man
10 2 - Spiritual offspring
10 2 - Godless evolution
10 2 - Degrees of development
10 2 - Spiritual origin
10 2 - True nature and origin
10 3 - Death outdone
10 3 - Indestructible relationship
10 3 - Man's entity spiritual
10 3 - Scientific finalities
10 3 - Universal brotherhood
10 4 - Sickness as discord
10 4 - Natural wonders
10 4 - Corporeal changes
10 4 - Will-power unrighteous
10 4 - Allness of Truth
10 4 - Renewed selfhood
10 5 - Birthright of man
10 5 - Matter versus Spirit
10 5 - Proper self-government
10 5 - Higher statutes
10 6 - Practical Science
10 6 - Scientific finalities
10 6 - Man's genuine being
10 6 - Mortal nothingness
10 6 - Our belief and understanding


March 10,1907

Subject: 11

SUBSTANCE.

o2oo



-- Golden Text --

Revelation 3:18

    18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold
tried in the fire, that thou mayest
be rich; and white raiment, that thou
mayest be clothed, and that the shame
of thy nakedness do not appear; and
anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that
thou mayest see.


Responsive Reading


Proverbs 9:1,3,10

    1 Wisdom hath builded her house,
she hath hewn out her seven pillars:

    3 She hath sent forth her maidens:
she crieth upon the highest places of
the city,

    10 The fear of the Lord is the
beginning of wisdom: and the
knowledge of the holy is
understanding.
Proverbs 10:2,3,9,20-22,25,27-30

    2 Treasures of wickedness profit
nothing: but righteousness delivereth
from death.

    3 The Lord will not suffer the soul
of the righteous to famish: but he
casteth away the substance of the
wicked.

    9 He that walketh uprightly walketh
surely: but he that perverteth his
ways shall be known.

    20 The tongue of the just is as
choice silver: the heart of the
wicked is little worth.

    21 The lips of the righteous feed
many: but fools die for want of
wisdom.

    22 The blessing of the Lord, it
maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow
with it.

    25 As the whirlwind passeth, so is
the wicked no more: but the righteous
is an everlasting foundation.

    27 The fear of the Lord prolongeth
days: but the years of the wicked
shall be shortened.

    28 The hope of the righteous shall
be gladness: but the expectation of
the wicked shall perish.

    29 The way of the Lord is strength
to the upright: but destruction shall
be to the workers of iniquity.

    30 The righteous shall never be
removed: but the wicked shall not
inhabit the earth.


Section 1


Isaiah 42:8

    8 I am the Lord: that is my name:
and my glory will I not give to
another, neither my praise to graven
images.
Isaiah 43:2,11

    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.

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

***
Proverbs 8:1,18-21

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

    18 Riches and honour are with me;
yea, durable riches and
righteousness.

    19 My fruit is better than gold,
yea, than fine gold; and my revenue
than choice silver.

    20 I lead in the way of
righteousness, in the midst of the
paths of judgment:

    21 That I may cause those that love
me to inherit substance; and I will
fill their treasures.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 275:10-12,14-17


    (Divine synonyms)
    To grasp the reality and order of being in its Science, you must begin by reckoning God as the divine Principle of all that really is.
    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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 468:16-24

(07) Question: What is Substance?
ADAM = A belief in intelligent matter, finiteness, and mortality.
Topic: Soul


    (Spiritual synonyms)
    Question. - What is substance?
    Answer. - Substance is that which is eternal and incapable of discord and decay. Truth, Life, and Love are substance, as the Scriptures use this word in Hebrews: "The substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." Spirit, the synonym of Mind, Soul, or God, is the only real substance. The spiritual universe, including individual man, is a compound idea, reflecting the divine substance of Spirit.

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.

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 - 286:21-22


    (Spiritual thoughts)
    God's thoughts are perfect and eternal, are substance and Life.


Section 2


Psalm 39:6

    6 Surely every man walketh in a
vain shew: surely they are disquieted
in vain: he heapeth up riches, and
knoweth not who shall gather them.

***
Proverbs 21:6

    6 The getting of treasures by a
lying tongue is a vanity tossed to
and fro of them that seek death.

***
Isaiah 51:4,6

    4 #Hearken unto me, my people; and
give ear unto me, O my nation: for a
law shall proceed from me, and I will
make my judgment to rest for a light
of the people.

    6 Lift up your eyes to the heavens,
and look upon the earth beneath: for
the heavens shall vanish away like
smoke, and the earth shall wax old
like a garment, and they that dwell
therein shall die in like manner: but
my salvation shall be for ever, and
my righteousness shall not be
abolished.
Isaiah 55:2

    2 Wherefore do ye spend money for
that which is not bread? and your
labour for that which satisfieth not?
hearken diligently unto me, and eat
ye that which is good, and let your
soul delight itself in fatness.

***
Matthew 6:19,20

    19 #Lay not up for yourselves
treasures upon earth, where moth and
rust doth corrupt, and where thieves
break through and steal:

    20 But lay up for yourselves
treasures in heaven, where neither
moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where
thieves do not break through nor
steal:

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 325:20


    (Consecration required)
    Paul had a clear sense of the demands of Truth upon mortals physically and spiritually, when he said: "Present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service." But he, who is begotten of the beliefs of the flesh and serves them, can never reach in this world the divine heights of our Lord. The time cometh when the spiritual origin of man, the divine Science which ushered Jesus into human presence, will be understood and demonstrated.

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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 278:29-3


    (Substance is Spirit)
    We define matter as error, because it is the opposite of life, substance, and intelligence. Matter, with its mortality, cannot be substantial if Spirit is substantial and eternal. Which ought to be substance to us, - the erring, changing, and dying, the mutable and mortal, or the unerring, immutable, and immortal?

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 279:6-9,16-19

    (Material mortality)
    The doom of matter establishes the conclusion that matter, slime, or protoplasm never originated in the immortal Mind, and is therefore not eternal.
    (Spiritual tangibility)
    In proportion as the belief disappears that life and intelligence are in or of matter, the immortal facts of being are seen, and their only idea or intelligence is in God.


Section 3


Luke 12:15,22,30-33

    15 And he said unto them, Take
heed, and beware of covetousness: for
a man's life consisteth not in the
abundance of the things which he
possesseth.

    22 #And he said unto his disciples,
Therefore I say unto you, Take no
thought for your life, what ye shall
eat; neither for the body, what ye
shall put on.

    30 For all these things do the
nations of the world seek after: and
your Father knoweth that ye have need
of these things.

    31 #But rather seek ye the kingdom
of God; and all these things shall be
added unto you.

    32 Fear not, little flock; for it
is your Father's good pleasure to
give you the kingdom.

    33 Sell that ye have, and give
alms; provide yourselves bags which
wax not old, a treasure in the
heavens that faileth not, where no
thief approacheth, neither moth
corrupteth.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 472:13-19

(12) Question: What is error?
ADAM = Not God's man, who represents the one God and His own image and likeness.
Topic: Matter


    (Evanescent materiality)
    Question. - What is error?
    Answer. - Error is a supposition that pleasure and pain, that intelligence, substance, life, are existent in matter. Error is neither Mind nor one of Mind's faculties. Error is the contradiction of Truth. Error is a belief without understanding. Error is unreal because untrue.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 311:14-19,26-7


    (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.
    The objects cognized by the physical senses have not the reality of substance. They are only what mortal belief calls them. Matter, sin, and mortality lose all supposed consciousness or claim to life or existence, as mortals lay off a false sense of life, substance, and intelligence. But the spiritual, eternal man is not touched by these phases of mortality.
    (Sense-dreams)
    How true it is that whatever is learned through material sense must be lost because such so-called knowledge is reversed by the spiritual facts of being in Science. That which material sense calls intangible, is found to be substance. What to material sense seems substance, becomes nothingness, as the sense-dream vanishes and reality appears.


Section 4


Matthew 8:1-3,23-27

    1 When he was come down from the
mountain, great multitudes followed
him.

    2 And, behold, there came a leper
and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if
thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.

    3 And Jesus put forth his hand, and
touched him, saying, I will; be thou
clean. And immediately his leprosy
was cleansed.

    23 #And when he was entered into a
ship, his disciples followed him.

    24 And, behold, there arose a great
tempest in the sea, insomuch that the
ship was covered with the waves: but
he was asleep.

    25 And his disciples came to him,
and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us:
we perish.

    26 And he saith unto them, Why are
ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then
he arose, and rebuked the winds and
the sea; and there was a great calm.

    27 But the men marvelled, saying,
What manner of man is this, that even
the winds and the sea obey him!

***
II Corinthians 3:7,8,18

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

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

    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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 300:28-24(to .)


    (The divine reflection)
    The universe reflects and expresses the divine substance or Mind; therefore God is seen only in the spiritual universe and spiritual man, as the sun is seen in the ray of light which goes out from it. God is revealed only in that which reflects Life, Truth, Love, - yea, which manifests God's attributes and power, even as the human likeness thrown upon the mirror, repeats the color, form, and action of the person in front of the mirror.
    Few persons comprehend what Christian Science means by the word reflection. To himself, mortal and material man seems to be substance, but his sense of substance involves error and therefore is material, temporal.
    On the other hand, the immortal, spiritual man is really substantial, and reflects the eternal substance, or Spirit, which mortals hope for. He reflects the divine, which constitutes the only real and eternal entity. This reflection seems to mortal sense transcendental, because the spiritual man's substantiality transcends mortal vision and is revealed only through divine Science.
    (Inverted images and ideas)
    As God is substance and man is the divine image and likeness, man should wish for, and in reality has, only the substance of good, the substance of Spirit, not matter. The belief that man has any other substance, or mind, is not spiritual and breaks the First Commandment, Thou shalt have one God, one Mind. Mortal man seems to himself to be material substance, while man is "image" (idea).

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 369:5


    (Man's entity)
    In proportion as matter loses to human sense all entity as man, in that proportion does man become its master. He enters into a diviner sense of the facts, and comprehends the theology of Jesus as demonstrated in healing the sick, raising the dead, and walking over the wave. All these deeds manifested Jesus' control over the belief that matter is substance, that it can be the arbiter of life or the constructor of any form of existence.


Section 5


John 20:24-29

    24 #But Thomas, one of the twelve,
called Didymus, was not with them when
Jesus came.

    25 The other disciples therefore
said unto him, We have seen the Lord.
But he said unto them, Except I shall
see in his hands the print of the
nails, and put my finger into the
print of the nails, and thrust my
hand into his side, I will not
believe.

    26 #And after eight days again his
disciples were within, and Thomas with
them: then came Jesus, the doors
being shut, and stood in the midst,
and said, Peace be unto you.

    27 Then saith he to Thomas, Reach
hither thy finger, and behold my
hands; and reach hither thy hand, and
thrust it into my side: and be not
faithless, but believing.

    28 And Thomas answered and said
unto him, My Lord and my God.

    29 Jesus saith unto him, Thomas,
because thou hast seen me, thou hast
believed: blessed are they that have
not seen, and yet have believed.

***
II Corinthians 4:6,18

    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.

    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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 313:23-7


    (Jesus the Scientist)
    Jesus of Nazareth was the most scientific man that ever trod the globe. He plunged beneath the material surface of things, and found the spiritual cause. To accommodate himself to immature ideas of spiritual power, - for spirituality was possessed only in a limited degree even by his disciples, - Jesus called the body, which by spiritual power he raised from the grave, "flesh and bones." To show that the substance of himself was Spirit and the body no more perfect because of death and no less material until the ascension (his further spiritual exaltation), Jesus waited until the mortal or fleshly sense had relinquished the belief of substance-matter, and spiritual sense had quenched all earthly yearnings. Thus he found the eternal Ego, and proved that he and the Father were inseparable as God and His reflection or spiritual man.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 317:24

    (Material skepticism)
    To the materialistic Thomas, looking for the ideal Saviour in matter instead of in Spirit and to the testimony of the material senses and the body, more than to Soul, for an earnest of immortality, - to him Jesus furnished the proof that he was unchanged by the crucifixion. To this dull and doubting disciple Jesus remained a fleshly reality, so long as the Master remained an inhabitant of the earth. Nothing but a display of matter could make existence real to Thomas. For him to believe in matter was no task, but for him to conceive of the substantiality of Spirit - to know that nothing can efface Mind and immortality, in which Spirit reigns - was more difficult.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 414:23-28


    (Cure of insanity)
    Christian Science declares that Mind is substance, also that matter neither feels, suffers, nor enjoys. Hold these points strongly in view. Keep in mind the verity of being, - that man is the image and likeness of God, in whom all being is painless and permanent.


Section 6


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.
Revelation 21:5,7,9-11,21,23,24,27

    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.

    7 He that overcometh shall inherit
all things; and I will be his God, and
he shall be my son.

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

    10 And he carried me away in the
spirit to a great and high mountain,
and shewed me that great city, the
holy Jerusalem, descending out of
heaven from God,

    11 Having the glory of God: and her
light was like unto a stone most
precious, even like a jasper stone,
clear as crystal;

    21 And the twelve gates were twelve
pearls; every several gate was of one
pearl: and the street of the city was
pure gold, as it were transparent
glass.

    23 And the city had no need of the
sun, neither of the moon, to shine in
it: for the glory of God did lighten
it, and the Lamb is the light
thereof.

    24 And the nations of them which
are saved shall walk in the light of
it: and the kings of the earth do
bring their glory and honour into it.


    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.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 267:1-2


    (The infinitude of God)
    Every object in material thought will be destroyed, but the spiritual idea, whose substance is in Mind, is eternal.

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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 513:6-10


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

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 572:17-25


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



    (Man's present possibilities)
    In Revelation xxi. 1 we read: -



    And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.



    The Revelator had not yet passed the transitional stage in human experience called death, but he already saw a new heaven and a new earth.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 573:3-5,23-27
The Revelator was on our plane of existence, while yet beholding
hat the eye cannot see, - that which is invisible to the
ninspired thought.

    (Nearness of Deity)
    This is Scriptural authority for concluding that such a recognition of being is, and has been, possible to men in this present state of existence, - that we can become conscious, here and now, of a cessation of death, sorrow, and pain.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 516:4


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

Subheadings in this lesson

11 1 - Divine synonyms
11 1 - Spiritual synonyms
11 1 - Terms adopted by the author
11 1 - Eternity of Life
11 1 - Spiritual thoughts
11 2 - Consecration required
11 2 - Matter is not substance
11 2 - Substance is Spirit
11 2 - Material mortality
11 2 - Spiritual tangibility
11 3 - Evanescent materiality
11 3 - Soul impeccable
11 3 - Sense-dreams
11 4 - The divine reflection
11 4 - Inverted images and ideas
11 4 - Man's entity
11 5 - Jesus the Scientist
11 5 - Material skepticism
11 5 - Cure of insanity
11 6 - The infinitude of God
11 6 - The immortal birth
11 6 - Spiritual spheres
11 6 - Fulfilment of the Law
11 6 - Man's present possibilities
11 6 - Nearness of Deity
11 6 - Reflected likeness


March 17,1907

Subject: 12

MATTER.

2ooo



-- Golden Text --

Psalm 44:4,6

    4 Thou art my King, O God: command
deliverances for Jacob.

    6 For I will not trust in my bow,
neither shall my sword save me.


Responsive Reading


I Samuel 8:4-11,14-20

    4 Then all the elders of Israel
gathered themselves together, and
came to Samuel unto Ramah,

    5 And said unto him, Behold, thou
art old, and thy sons walk not in thy
ways: now make us a king to judge us
like all the nations.

    6 #But the thing displeased Samuel,
when they said, Give us a king to
judge us. And Samuel prayed unto the
Lord.

    7 And the Lord said unto Samuel,
Hearken unto the voice of the people
in all that they say unto thee: for
they have not rejected thee, but they
have rejected me, that I should not
reign over them.

    8 According to all the works which
they have done since the day that I
brought them up out of Egypt even
unto this day, wherewith they have
forsaken me, and served other gods,
so do they also unto thee.

    9 Now therefore hearken unto their
voice: howbeit yet protest solemnly
unto them, and shew them the manner
of the king that shall reign over
them.

    10 #And Samuel told all the words
of the Lord unto the people that
asked of him a king.

    11 And he said, This will be the
manner of the king that shall reign
over you: He will take your sons, and
appoint them for himself, for his
chariots, and to be his horsemen; and
some shall run before his chariots.

    14 And he will take your fields,
and your vineyards, and your
oliveyards, even the best of them,
and give them to his servants.

    15 And he will take the tenth of
your seed, and of your vineyards, and
give to his officers, and to his
servants.

    16 And he will take your
menservants, and your maidservants,
and your goodliest young men, and
your asses, and put them to his work.


    17 He will take the tenth of your
sheep: and ye shall be his servants.

    18 And ye shall cry out in that day
because of your king which ye shall
have chosen you; and the Lord will
not hear you in that day.

    19 #Nevertheless the people refused
to obey the voice of Samuel; and they
said, Nay; but we will have a king
over us;

    20 That we also may be like all the
nations; and that our king may judge
us, and go out before us, and fight
our battles.


Section 1


I Samuel 12:6,9,11,12,16,17

    6 #And Samuel said unto the people,
It is the Lord that advanced Moses
and Aaron, and that brought your
fathers up out of the land of Egypt.

    9 And when they forgat the Lord
their God, he sold them into the hand
of Sisera, captain of the host of
Hazor, and into the hand of the
Philistines, and into the hand of the
king of Moab, and they fought against
them.

    11 And the Lord sent Jerubbaal, and
Bedan, and Jephthah, and Samuel, and
delivered you out of the hand of your
enemies on every side, and ye dwelled
safe.

    12 And when ye saw that Nahash the
king of the children of Ammon came
against you, ye said unto me, Nay;
but a king shall reign over us: when
the Lord your God was your king.

    16 #Now therefore stand and see
this great thing, which the Lord will
do before your eyes.

    17 Is it not wheat harvest to day?
I will call unto the Lord, and he
shall send thunder and rain; that ye
may perceive and see that your
wickedness is great, which ye have
done in the sight of the Lord, in
asking you a king.
I Samuel 15:16-18,21-23

    16 Then Samuel said unto Saul,
Stay, and I will tell thee what the
Lord hath said to me this night. And
he said unto him, Say on.

    17 And Samuel said, When thou wast
little in thine own sight, wast thou
not made the head of the tribes of
Israel, and the Lord anointed thee
king over Israel?

    18 And the Lord sent thee on a
journey, and said, Go and utterly
destroy the sinners the Amalekites,
and fight against them until they be
consumed.

    21 But the people took of the
spoil, sheep and oxen, the chief of
the things which should have been
utterly destroyed, to sacrifice unto
the Lord thy God in Gilgal.

    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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 293:6


    (Elementary electricity)
    Matter and mortal mind are but different strata of human belief. The grosser substratum is named matter or body; the more ethereal is called mind. This so-called mind and body is the illusion called a mortal, a mind in matter. In reality and in Science, both strata, mortal mind and mortal body, are false representatives of man.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 186:7


    (False stimulus)
    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.

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.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 183:21


    (Laws of nature spiritual)
    Divine Mind rightly demands man's entire obedience, affection, and strength. No reservation is made for any lesser loyalty. Obedience to Truth gives man power and strength. Submission to error superinduces loss of power.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 133:8-15,29-1


    (Faith according to works)
    In Egypt, it was Mind which saved the Israelites from belief in the plagues. In the wilderness, streams flowed from the rock, and manna fell from the sky. The Israelites looked upon the brazen serpent, and straightway believed that they were healed of the poisonous stings of vipers. In national prosperity, miracles attended the successes of the Hebrews; but when they departed from the true idea, their demoralization began.
    (Priestly learning)
    The Jewish conception of God, as Yawah, Jehovah, or only a mighty hero and king, has not quite given place to the true knowledge of God. Creeds and rituals have not cleansed their hands of rabbinical lore.


Section 2


II Samuel 3:1

    1 Now there was long war between
the house of Saul and the house of
David: but David waxed stronger and
stronger, and the house of Saul waxed
weaker and weaker.
II Samuel 5:4,5,10

    4 #David was thirty years old when
he began to reign, and he reigned
forty years.

    5 In Hebron he reigned over Judah
seven years and six months: and in
Jerusalem he reigned thirty and three
years over all Israel and Judah.

    10 And David went on, and grew
great, and the Lord God of hosts was
with him.

***
I Chronicles 22:7,8

    7 And David said to Solomon, My
son, as for me, it was in my mind to
build an house unto the name of the
Lord my God:

    8 But the word of the Lord came to
me, saying, Thou hast shed blood
abundantly, and hast made great wars:
thou shalt not build an house unto my
name, because thou hast shed much
blood upon the earth in my sight.
I Chronicles 28:4

    4 Howbeit the Lord God of Israel
chose me before all the house of my
father to be king over Israel for
ever: for he hath chosen Judah to be
the ruler; and of the house of Judah,
the house of my father; and among the
sons of my father he liked me to make
me king over all Israel:

***
II Samuel 23:1-3

    1 Now these be the last words of
David. David the son of Jesse said,
and the man who was raised up on
high, the anointed of the God of
Jacob, and the sweet psalmist of
Israel, said,

    2 The Spirit of the Lord spake by
me, and his word was in my tongue.

    3 The God of Israel said, the Rock
of Israel spake to me, He that ruleth
over men must be just, ruling in the
fear of God.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 288:3


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

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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 269:3-5


    (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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 492:14,29-2

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


    (Mind one and all)
    These two contradictory theories - that matter is something, or that all is Mind - will dispute the ground, until one is acknowledged to be the victor. Discussing his campaign, General Grant said: "I propose to fight it out on this line, if it takes all summer." Science says: All is Mind and Mind's idea. You must fight it out on this line. Matter can afford you no aid.
    (Victory for Truth)
    The conservative theory, long believed, is that there are two factors, matter and mind, uniting on some impossible basis. This theory would keep truth and error always at war. Victory would perch on neither banner. On the other hand, Christian Science speedily shows Truth to be triumphant.


Section 3


I Kings 4:20,21,29,34

    20 #Judah and Israel were many, as
the sand which is by the sea in
multitude, eating and drinking, and
making merry.

    21 And Solomon reigned over all
kingdoms from the river unto the land
of the Philistines, and unto the
border of Egypt: they brought
presents, and served Solomon all the
days of his life.

    29 #And God gave Solomon wisdom and
understanding exceeding much, and
largeness of heart, even as the sand
that is on the sea shore.

    34 And there came of all people to
hear the wisdom of Solomon, from all
kings of the earth, which had heard
of his wisdom.
I Kings 11:1,2,11,43

    1 But king Solomon loved many
strange women, together with the
daughter of Pharaoh, women of the
Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites,
Zidonians, and Hittites;

    2 Of the nations concerning which
the Lord said unto the children of
Israel, Ye shall not go in to them,
neither shall they come in unto you:
for surely they will turn away your
heart after their gods: Solomon clave
unto these in love.

    11 Wherefore the Lord said unto
Solomon, Forasmuch as this is done of
thee, and thou hast not kept my
covenant and my statutes, which I
have commanded thee, I will surely
rend the kingdom from thee, and will
give it to thy servant.

    43 And Solomon slept with his
fathers, and was buried in the city
of David his father: and Rehoboam his
son reigned in his stead.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 196:1


    (Useful knowledge)
    If materialistic knowledge is power, it is not wisdom. It is but a blind force. Man has "sought out many inventions," but he has not yet found it true that knowledge can save him from the dire effects of knowledge. The power of mortal mind over its own body is little understood.

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 62:20


    (The Mind creative)
    We must not attribute more and more intelligence to matter, but less and less, if we would be wise and healthy. The divine Mind, which forms the bud and blossom, will care for the human body, even as it clothes the lily; but let no mortal interfere with God's government by thrusting in the laws of erring, human concepts.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 481:12-15

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


    (The fruit forbidden)
    The forbidden fruit of knowledge, against which wisdom warns man, is the testimony of error, declaring existence to be at the mercy of death, and good and evil to be capable of commingling.

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!

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 337:6-10

  (- MORTAL MIND - That which neither exists in Science nor can be recognized by the spiritual sense)


    (-25- Man reflects the perfect God)
    Sensualism is not bliss, but bondage. For true happiness, man must harmonize with his Principle, divine Love; the Son must be in accord with the Father, in conformity with Christ.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 203:17-24,27-2


    (Suicide and sin)
    We are prone to believe either in more than one Supreme Ruler or in some power less than God. We imagine that Mind can be imprisoned in a sensuous body. When the material body has gone to ruin, when evil has overtaxed the belief of life in matter and destroyed it, then mortals believe that the deathless Principle, or Soul, escapes from matter and lives on; but this is not true.
    The foam and fury of illegitimate living and of fearful and doleful dying should disappear on the shore of time; then the waves of sin, sorrow, and death beat in vain.
    God, divine good, does not kill a man in order to give him eternal Life, for God alone is man's life. God is at once the centre and circumference of being. It is evil that dies; good dies not.


Section 4


I Kings 14:30

    30 And there was war between
Rehoboam and Jeroboam all their days.

***
II Chronicles 12:1

    1 And it came to pass, when
Rehoboam had established the kingdom,
and had strengthened himself, he
forsook the law of the Lord, and all
Israel with him.
II Chronicles 15:3

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

***
Mark 3:24

    24 And if a kingdom be divided
against itself, that kingdom cannot
stand.

***
Hosea 11:12

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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 541:16


    (Spiritual and material)
    The erroneous belief that life, substance, and intelligence can be material ruptures the life and brotherhood of man at the very outset.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 351:27


    (Fruitless worship)
    The Israelites centred their thoughts on the material in their attempted worship of the spiritual. To them matter was substance, and Spirit was shadow. They thought to worship Spirit from a material standpoint, but this was impossible. They might appeal to Jehovah, but their prayer brought down no proof that it was heard, because they did not sufficiently understand God to be able to demonstrate His power to heal, - to make harmony the reality and discord the unreality.

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."

589:23 Chapter 17: Glossary
(JUDAH)

    JUDAH. A corporeal material belief progressing and disappearing; the spiritual understanding of God and man appearing.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 480:5

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


    (Spiritual reflection)
    If there is no spiritual reflection, then there remains only the darkness of vacuity and not a trace of heavenly tints.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 251:30


    (Spiritual ignorance)
    Inharmonious beliefs, which rob Mind, calling it matter, and deify their own notions, imprison themselves in what they create. They are at war with Science, and as our Master said, "If a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand."


Section 5


Hosea 13:9,10

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

    10 I will be thy king: where is any
other that may save thee in all thy
cities? and thy judges of whom thou
saidst, Give me a king and princes?

***
Matthew 21:5,9-14

    5 Tell ye the daughter of Sion,
Behold, thy King cometh unto thee,
meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a
colt the foal of an ass.

    9 And the multitudes that went
before, and that followed, cried,
saying, Hosanna to the Son of David:
Blessed is he that cometh in the name
of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest.

    10 And when he was come into
Jerusalem, all the city was moved,
saying, Who is this?

    11 And the multitude said, This is
Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of
Galilee.

    12 #And Jesus went into the temple
of God, and cast out all them that
sold and bought in the temple, and
overthrew the tables of the
moneychangers, and the seats of them
that sold doves,

    13 And said unto them, It is
written, My house shall be called the
house of prayer; but ye have made it
a den of thieves.

    14 And the blind and the lame came
to him in the temple; and he healed
them.

***
John 18:33,37(begin To)

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

***
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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 514:10-14


    (Qualities of thought)
    Moral courage is "the lion of the tribe of Juda," the king of the mental realm. Free and fearless it roams in the forest. Undisturbed it lies in the open field, or rests in "green pastures, . . . beside the still waters."

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 85:24-28


    (Hypocrisy condemned)
    Jesus knew the generation to be wicked and adulterous, seeking the material more than the spiritual. His thrusts at materialism were sharp, but needed. He never spared hypocrisy the sternest condemnation.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 142:15-24


    (Selfishness and loss)
    In vain do the manger and the cross tell their story to pride and fustian. Sensuality palsies the right hand, and causes the left to let go its grasp on the divine.
    (Temple cleansed)
    As in Jesus' time, so to-day, tyranny and pride need to be whipped out of the temple, and humility and divine Science to be welcomed in. The strong cords of scientific demonstration, as twisted and wielded by Jesus, are still needed to purge the temples of their vain traffic in worldly worship and to make them meet dwelling-places for the Most High.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 360:28-16


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


Section 6


Revelation 1:4-6

    4 John to the seven churches which
are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and
peace, from him which is, and which
was, and which is to come; and from
the seven Spirits which are before
his throne;

    5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the
faithful witness, and the first
begotten of the dead, and the prince
of the kings of the earth. 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.
Revelation 17:12,14

    12 And the ten horns which thou
sawest are ten kings, which have
received no kingdom as yet; but
receive power as kings one hour with
the beast.

    14 These shall make war with the
Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome
them: for he is Lord of lords, and
King of kings: and they that are with
him are called, and chosen, and
faithful.
Revelation 19:11,19-21(to :)

    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.

    19 And I saw the beast, and the
kings of the earth, and their armies,
gathered together to make war against
him that sat on the horse, and
against his army.

    20 And the beast was taken, and
with him the false prophet that
wrought miracles before him, with
which he deceived them that had
received the mark of the beast, and
them that worshipped his image. These
both were cast alive into a lake of
fire burning with brimstone.

    21 And the remnant were slain with
the sword of him that sat upon the
horse, which sword proceeded out of
his mouth:

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 141:10


    (No ecclesiastical monopoly)
    All revelation (such is the popular thought!) must come from the schools and along the line of scholarly and ecclesiastical descent, as kings are crowned from a royal dynasty. In healing the sick and sinning, Jesus elaborated the fact that the healing effect followed the understanding of the divine Principle and of the Christ-spirit which governed the corporeal Jesus. For this Principle there is no dynasty, no ecclesiastical monopoly. Its only crowned head is immortal sovereignty. Its only priest is the spiritualized man. The Bible declares that all believers are made "kings and priests unto God." The outsiders did not then, and do not now, understand this ruling of the Christ; therefore they cannot demonstrate God's healing power. Neither can this manifestation of Christ be comprehended, until its divine Principle is scientifically understood.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 97:11-13


    (Dangerous resemblances)
    The more destructive matter becomes, the more its nothingness will appear, until matter reaches its mortal zenith in illusion and forever disappears.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 454:11


    (Impotence of hate) That evil or matter has neither intelligence nor power, is the doctrine of absolute Christian Science, and this is the great truth which strips all disguise from error.

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

12 1 - Elementary electricity
12 1 - False stimulus
12 1 - Matter is not substance
12 1 - Laws of nature spiritual
12 1 - Faith according to works
12 1 - Priestly learning
12 2 - The great conflict
12 2 - Immortal sentences
12 2 - Confusion confounded
12 2 - Mind one and all
12 2 - Victory for Truth
12 3 - Useful knowledge
12 3 - The Mind creative
12 3 - The fruit forbidden
12 3 - The doom of sin
12 3 - -25- Man reflects the perfect God
12 3 - Suicide and sin
12 4 - Spiritual and material
12 4 - Fruitless worship
12 4 - The true worship
12 4 - Spiritual reflection
12 4 - Spiritual ignorance
12 5 - Qualities of thought
12 5 - Hypocrisy condemned
12 5 - Selfishness and loss
12 5 - Temple cleansed
12 5 - Choose ye today
12 6 - No ecclesiastical monopoly
12 6 - Dangerous resemblances
12 6 - Impotence of hate
12 6 - Pure religion enthroned


March 24,1907

Subject: 13

REALITY.

ooo2



-- Golden Text --

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.


Responsive Reading


Romans 14:1,4,5,9-13,16-18

    1 Him that is weak in the faith
receive ye, but not to doubtful
disputations.

    4 Who art thou that judgest another
man's servant? to his own master he
standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be
holden up: for God is able to make
him stand.

    5 One man esteemeth one day above
another: another esteemeth every day
alike. Let every man be fully
persuaded in his own mind.

    9 For to this end Christ both died,
and rose, and revived, that he might
be Lord both of the dead and living.

    10 But why dost thou judge thy
brother? or why dost thou set at
nought thy brother? for we shall all
stand before the judgment seat of
Christ.

    11 For it is written, As I live,
saith the Lord, every knee shall bow
to me, and every tongue shall confess
to God.

    12 So then every one of us shall
give account of himself to God.

    13 Let us not therefore judge one
another any more: but judge this
rather, that no man put a
stumblingblock or an occasion to fall
in his brother's way.

    16 Let not then your good be evil
spoken of:

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


    18 For he that in these things
serveth Christ is acceptable to God,
and approved of men.


Section 1


Isaiah 66:6,7,14

    6 A voice of noise from the city, a
voice from the temple, a voice of the
Lord that rendereth recompence to his
enemies.

    7 Before she travailed, she brought
forth; before her pain came, she was
delivered of a man child.

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

***
Revelation 12:1,2

    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.

***
Psalm 145:10,13

    10 All thy works shall praise thee,
O Lord; and thy saints shall bless
thee.

    13 Thy kingdom is an everlasting
kingdom, and thy dominion endureth
throughout all generations.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 568:5-7


    (Warfare with error)
    The twelfth chapter of the Apocalypse typifies the divine method of warfare in Science, and the glorious results of this warfare.

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.

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

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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 208:20


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

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 122:1-7


    (Opposing testimony)
    The evidence of the physical senses often reverses the real Science of being, and so creates a reign of discord, - assigning seeming power to sin, sickness, and death; but the great facts of Life, rightly understood, defeat this triad of errors, contradict their false witnesses, and reveal the kingdom of heaven, - the actual reign of harmony on earth.

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 2


Revelation 12:3,4

    3 And there appeared another wonder
in heaven; and behold a great red
dragon, having seven heads and ten
horns, and seven crowns upon his
heads.

    4 And his tail drew the third part
of the stars of heaven, and did cast
them to the earth: and the dragon
stood before the woman which was
ready to be delivered, for to devour
her child as soon as it was born.

***
Isaiah 27:1

    1 In that day the Lord with his
sore and great and strong sword shall
punish leviathan the piercing serpent,
even leviathan that crooked serpent;
and he shall slay the dragon that is
in the sea.
Isaiah 51:9,11

    9 #Awake, awake, put on strength, O
arm of the Lord; awake, as in the
ancient days, in the generations of
old. Art thou not it that hath cut
Rahab, and wounded the dragon?

    11 Therefore the redeemed of the
Lord shall return, and come with
singing unto Zion; and everlasting
joy shall be upon their head: they
shall obtain gladness and joy; and
sorrow and mourning shall flee away.

***
Luke 10:17-19

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

    18 And he said unto them, I beheld
Satan as lightning fall from heaven.

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

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 564:24


    (Doom of the dragon)
    From Genesis to the Apocalypse, sin, sickness, and death, envy, hatred, and revenge, - all evil, - are typified by a serpent, or animal subtlety. Jesus said, quoting a line from the Psalms, "They hated me without a cause." The serpent is perpetually close upon the heel of harmony. From the beginning to the end, the serpent pursues with hatred the spiritual idea. In Genesis, this allegorical, talking serpent typifies mortal mind, "more subtle than any beast of the field." In the Apocalypse, when nearing its doom, this evil increases and becomes the great red dragon, swollen with sin, inflamed with war against spirituality, and ripe for destruction. It is full of lust and hate, loathing the brightness of divine glory.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 563:15

    (The sting of the serpent)
    The Revelator lifts the veil from this embodiment of all evil, and beholds its awful character; but he also sees the nothingness of evil and the allness of God. The Revelator sees that old serpent, whose name is devil or evil, holding untiring watch, that he may bite the heel of truth and seemingly impede the offspring of the spiritual idea, which is prolific in health, holiness, and immortality.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 567:18-27

    (Dragon cast down to earth)
    That false claim - that ancient belief, that old serpent whose name is devil (evil), claiming that there is intelligence in matter either to benefit or to injure men - is pure delusion, the red dragon; and it is cast out by Christ, Truth, the spiritual idea, and so proved to be powerless. The words "cast unto the earth" show the dragon to be nothingness, dust to dust; and therefore, in his pretence of being a talker, he must be a lie from the beginning. His angels, or messages, are cast out with their author.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 269:3


    (Confusion confounded)
    From first to last the supposed coexistence of Mind and matter and the mingling of good and evil have resulted from the philosophy of the serpent. Jesus' demonstrations sift the chaff from the wheat, and unfold the unity and the reality of good, the unreality, the nothingness, of evil.


Section 3


Revelation 12:5

    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.

***
Isaiah 9:6

    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.

***
Psalm 2:7-9

    7 I will declare the decree: the
Lord hath said unto me, Thou art my
Son; this day have I begotten thee.

    8 Ask of me, and I shall give thee
the heathen for thine inheritance, and
the uttermost parts of the earth for
thy possession.

    9 Thou shalt break them with a rod
of iron; thou shalt dash them in
pieces like a potter's vessel.

***
Revelation 2:26,27

    26 And he that overcometh, and
keepeth my works unto the end, to him
will I give power over the nations:

    27 And he shall rule them with a
rod of iron; as the vessels of a
potter shall they be broken to
shivers: even as I received of my
Father.

583:10 Chapter 17: Glossary
(CHRIST)

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

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 565:9-18,23


    (The conflict with purity)
    Led on by the grossest element of mortal mind, Herod decreed the death of every male child in order that the man Jesus, the masculine representative of the spiritual idea, might never hold sway and deprive Herod of his crown. The impersonation of the spiritual idea had a brief history in the earthly life of our Master; but "of his kingdom there shall be no end," for Christ, God's idea, will eventually rule all nations and peoples - imperatively, absolutely, finally - with divine Science. After the stars sang together and all was primeval harmony, the material lie made war upon the spiritual idea; but this only impelled the idea to rise to the zenith of demonstration, destroying sin, sickness, and death, and to be caught up unto God, - to be found in its divine Principle.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 485:19-24

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


    (Scientific translations) The belief that life can be in matter or soul in body, and that man springs from dust or from an egg, is the result of the mortal error which Christ, or Truth, destroys by fulfilling the spiritual law of being, in which man is perfect, even as the "Father which is in heaven is perfect."

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.

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


    (Question of precedence)
    Truth is God's remedy for error of every kind, and Truth destroys only what is untrue. Hence the fact that, to-day, as yesterday, Christ casts out evils and heals the sick.


Section 4


Revelation 12:6

    6 And the woman fled into the
wilderness, where she hath a place
prepared of God, that they should
feed her there a thousand two hundred
and threescore days.

***
Psalm 107:1,2,4,6

    1 O give thanks unto the Lord, for
he is good: for his mercy endureth
for ever.

    2 Let the redeemed of the Lord say
so, whom he hath redeemed from the
hand of the enemy;

    4 They wandered in the wilderness
in a solitary way; they found no city
to dwell in.

    6 Then they cried unto the Lord in
their trouble, and he delivered them
out of their distresses.

***
Isaiah 35:1,6

    1 The wilderness and the solitary
place shall be glad for them; and the
desert shall rejoice, and blossom as
the rose.

    6 Then shall the lame man leap as
an hart, and the tongue of the dumb
sing: for in the wilderness shall
waters break out, and streams in the
desert.

***
Mark 1:9,11-13

    9 And it came to pass in those
days, that Jesus came from Nazareth
of Galilee, and was baptized of John
in Jordan.

    11 And there came a voice from
heaven, saying, Thou art my beloved
Son, in whom I am well pleased.

    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.

597:16 Chapter 17: Glossary
(WILDERNESS)

    WILDERNESS. Loneliness; doubt; darkness. Spontaneity of thought and idea; the vestibule in which a material sense of things disappears, and spiritual sense unfolds the great facts of existence.

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 66:9(begin Through)


    (Salutary sorrow) Through great tribulation we enter the kingdom. Trials are proofs of God's care. Spiritual development germinates not from seed sown in the soil of material hopes, but when these decay, Love propagates anew the higher joys of Spirit, which have no taint of earth. Each successive stage of experience unfolds new views of divine goodness and love.

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.

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


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


Section 5


Revelation 12:7,8

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

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

***
Daniel 10:18-21

    18 Then there came again and
touched me one like the appearance of
a man, and he strengthened me,

    19 And said, O man greatly beloved,
fear not: peace be unto thee, be
strong, yea, be strong. And when he
had spoken unto me, I was
strengthened, and said, Let my lord
speak; for thou hast strengthened me.


    20 Then said he, Knowest thou
wherefore I come unto thee? and now
will I return to fight with the
prince of Persia: and when I am gone
forth, lo, the prince of Grecia shall
come.

    21 But I will shew thee that which
is noted in the scripture of truth:
and there is none that holdeth with
me in these things, but Michael your
prince.
Daniel 12:1,3

    1 And at that time shall Michael
stand up, the great prince which
standeth for the children of thy
people: and there shall be a time of
trouble, such as never was since
there was a nation even to that same
time: and at that time thy people
shall be delivered, every one that
shall be found written in the book.

    3 And they that be wise shall shine
as the brightness of the firmament;
and they that turn many to
righteousness as the stars for ever
and ever.

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.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 566:29-1


    (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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 407:6


    (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. Here Christian Science is the sovereign panacea, giving strength to the weakness of mortal mind, - strength from the immortal and omnipotent Mind, - and lifting humanity above itself into purer desires, even into spiritual power and good-will to man.

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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 390:29


    (Treatment of disease)
    Meet the incipient stages of disease with as powerful mental opposition as a legislator would employ to defeat the passage of an inhuman law. 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!"


Section 6


Revelation 12:10,11

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

    11 And they overcame him by the
blood of the Lamb, and by the word of
their testimony; and they loved not
their lives unto the death.

***
John 1:29

    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.

***
I Peter 1:18-22

    18 Forasmuch as ye know that ye
were not redeemed with corruptible
things, as silver and gold, from your
vain conversation received by
tradition from your fathers;

    19 But with the precious blood of
Christ, as of a lamb without blemish
and without spot:

    20 Who verily was foreordained
before the foundation of the world,
but was manifest in these last times
for you,

    21 Who by him do believe in God,
that raised him up from the dead, and
gave him glory; that your faith and
hope might be in God.

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

590:9 Chapter 17: Glossary
(LAMB OF GOD)

    LAMB OF GOD. The spiritual idea of Love; self-immolation; innocence and purity; sacrifice.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 564:12-16


    (Malicious barbarity)
    The Revelator speaks of Jesus as the Lamb of God and of the dragon as warring against innocence. Since Jesus must have been tempted in all points, he, the immaculate, met and conquered sin in every form.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 567:27-5

    (Dragon cast down to earth)
    The beast and the false prophets are lust and hypocrisy. These wolves in sheep's clothing are detected and killed by innocence, the Lamb of Love.
    (Warfare with error)
    Divine Science shows how the Lamb slays the wolf. Innocence and Truth overcome guilt and error. Ever since the foundation of the world, ever since error would establish material belief, evil has tried to slay the Lamb; but Science is able to destroy this lie, called evil.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 571:15-19

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

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

13 1 - Warfare with error
13 1 - Travail and joy
13 1 - True estimate of God's messenger
13 1 - Seemingly independent authority
13 1 - Opposing testimony
13 1 - The one only way
13 2 - Doom of the dragon
13 2 - The sting of the serpent
13 2 - Dragon cast down to earth
13 2 - Confusion confounded
13 3 - The conflict with purity
13 3 - Scientific translations
13 3 - Essential element of Christianity
13 3 - Question of precedence
13 4 - Salutary sorrow
13 4 - Solitary research
13 4 - Spiritual guidance
13 5 - Angelic offices
13 5 - Universal panacea
13 5 - Understanding versus belief
13 5 - Treatment of disease
13 6 - Malicious barbarity
13 6 - Dragon cast down to earth
13 6 - Warfare with error
13 6 - The armor of divinity
13 6 - Key to the kingdom


March 31,1907

Subject: 14

UNREALITY.

oo2o



-- Golden Text --

Ecclesiastes 7:25,29

    25 I applied mine heart to know and
to search, and to seek out wisdom,
and the reason of things, and to know
the wickedness of folly, even of
foolishness and madness:

    29 Lo, this only have I found, that
God hath made man upright; but they
have sought out many inventions.


Responsive Reading


Isaiah 17:1-4,7-14

    1 The burden of Damascus. Behold,
Damascus is taken away from being a
city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.


    2 The cities of Aroer are forsaken:
they shall be for flocks, which shall
lie down, and none shall make them
afraid.

    3 The fortress also shall cease
from Ephraim, and the kingdom from
Damascus, and the remnant of Syria:
they shall be as the glory of the
children of Israel, saith the Lord of
hosts.

    4 And in that day it shall come to
pass, that the glory of Jacob shall be
made thin, and the fatness of his
flesh shall wax lean.

    7 At that day shall a man look to
his Maker, and his eyes shall have
respect to the Holy One of Israel.

    8 And he shall not look to the
altars, the work of his hands,
neither shall respect that which his
fingers have made, either the groves,
or the images.

    9 #In that day shall his strong
cities be as a forsaken bough, and an
uppermost branch, which they left
because of the children of Israel:
and there shall be desolation.

    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.

    12 #Woe to the multitude of many
people, which make a noise like the
noise of the seas; and to the rushing
of nations, that make a rushing like
the rushing of mighty waters!

    13 The nations shall rush like the
rushing of many waters: but God shall
rebuke them, and they shall flee far
off, and shall be chased as the chaff
of the mountains before the wind, and
like a rolling thing before the
whirlwind.

    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.


Section 1


Psalm 51:5

    5 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity;
and in sin did my mother conceive me.

***
Jeremiah 20:14

    14 #Cursed be the day wherein I was
born: let not the day wherein my
mother bare me be blessed.

***
Lamentations 1:12,16

    12 Is it nothing to you, all ye
that pass by? behold, and see if
there be any sorrow like unto my
sorrow, which is done unto me,
wherewith the Lord hath afflicted me
in the day of his fierce anger.

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

***
Isaiah 44:10,20-22

    10 Who hath formed a god, or molten
a graven image that is profitable for
nothing?

    20 He feedeth on ashes: a deceived
heart hath turned him aside, that he
cannot deliver his soul, nor say, Is
there not a lie in my right hand?

    21 #Remember these, O Jacob and
Israel; for thou art my servant: I
have formed thee; thou art my
servant: O Israel, thou shalt not be
forgotten of me.

    22 I have blotted out, as a thick
cloud, thy transgressions, and, as a
cloud, thy sins: return unto me; for
I have redeemed thee.

***
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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 522:21


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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 552:22-24

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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 554:8-22

    (Our conscious development)
    Error is always error. It is no thing. Any statement of life, following from a misconception of life, is erroneous, because it is destitute of any knowledge of the so-called selfhood of life, destitute of any knowledge of its origin or existence. The mortal is unconscious of his foetal and infantile existence; but as he grows up into another false claim, that of self-conscious matter, he learns to say, "I am somebody; but who made me?" Error replies, "God made you." The first effort of error has been and is to impute to God the creation of whatever is sinful and mortal; but infinite Mind sets at naught such a mistaken belief.
    (Mendacity of error)
    Jesus defined this opposite of God and His creation better than we can, when he said, "He is a liar, and the father of it."

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 548:18

    (Prediction of a naturalist)
    Speaking of the origin of mortals, a famous naturalist says: "It is very possible that many general statements now current, about birth and generation, will be changed with the progress of information." Had the naturalist, through his tireless researches, gained the diviner side in Christian Science, - so far apart from his material sense of animal growth and organization, - he would have blessed the human race more abundantly.

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.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 260:7-8


    (Spiritual discovery)
    The conceptions of mortal, erring thought must give way to the ideal of all that is perfect and eternal.


Section 2


Hosea 10:9(to :)

    9 O Israel, thou hast sinned from
the days of Gibeah:
Hosea 13:9,10

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

    10 I will be thy king: where is any
other that may save thee in all thy
cities? and thy judges of whom thou
saidst, Give me a king and princes?

***
Mark 1:23-27

    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.

***
Galatians 1:3,4

    3 Grace be to you and peace from
God the Father, and from our Lord
Jesus Christ,

    4 Who gave himself for our sins,
that he might deliver us from this
present evil world, according to the
will of God and our Father:

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 461:26


    (Proof by induction) To prove scientifically the error or unreality of sin, you must first see the claim of sin, and then destroy it. Whereas, to prove scientifically the error or unreality of disease, you must mentally unsee the disease; then you will not feel it, and it is destroyed.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 120:7


    (Reversal of testimony)
    Science reverses the false testimony of the physical senses, and by this reversal mortals arrive at the fundamental facts of being. Then the question inevitably arises: Is a man sick if the material senses indicate that he is in good health? No! for matter can make no conditions for man. And is he well if the senses say he is sick? Yes, he is well in Science in which health is normal and disease is abnormal.

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.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 76:18


    (Real Life is God)
    Suffering, sinning, dying beliefs are unreal. When divine Science is universally understood, they will have no power over man, for man is immortal and lives by divine authority.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 354:26


    (Scientific consistency)
    Sin should become unreal to every one. It is in itself inconsistent, a divided kingdom. Its supposed realism has no divine authority, and I rejoice in the apprehension of this grand verity.


Section 3


Deuteronomy 17:8,12,13

    8 If there arise a matter too hard
for thee in judgment, between blood
and blood, between plea and plea, and
between stroke and stroke, being
matters of controversy within thy
gates: then shalt thou arise, and get
thee up into the place which the Lord
thy God shall choose;

    12 And the man that will do
presumptuously, and will not hearken
unto the priest that standeth to
minister there before the Lord thy
God, or unto the judge, even that man
shall die: and thou shalt put away
the evil from Israel.

    13 And all the people shall hear,
and fear, and do no more
presumptuously.

***
Ecclesiastes 8:11

    11 Because sentence against an evil
work is not executed speedily,
therefore the heart of the sons of
men is fully set in them to do evil.

***
Isaiah 32:6

    6 For the vile person will speak
villany, and his heart will work
iniquity, to practise hypocrisy, and
to utter error against the Lord, to
make empty the soul of the hungry,
and he will cause the drink of the
thirsty to fail.

***
Romans 15:2,14

    2 Let every one of us please his
neighbour for his good to
edification.

    14 And I myself also am persuaded
of you, my brethren, that ye also are
full of goodness, filled with all
knowledge, able also to admonish one
another.

***
Philipians 1:9-11

    9 And this I pray, that your love
may abound yet more and more in
knowledge and in all judgment;

    10 That ye may approve things that
are excellent; that ye may be sincere
and without offence till the day of
Christ;

    11 Being filled with the fruits of
righteousness, which are by Jesus
Christ, unto the glory and praise of
God.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 276:12


    (Universal brotherhood)
    The realization that all inharmony is unreal brings objects and thoughts into human view in their true light, and presents them as beautiful and immortal. Harmony in man is as real and immortal as in music. Discord is unreal and mortal.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 563:1


    (The dragon as a type)
    Human sense may well marvel at discord, while, to a diviner sense, harmony is the real and discord the unreal. We may well be astonished at sin, sickness, and death. We may well be perplexed at human fear; and still more astounded at hatred, which lifts its hydra head, showing its horns in the many inventions of evil. But why should we stand aghast at nothingness? The great red dragon symbolizes a lie, - the belief that substance, life, and intelligence can be material. This dragon stands for the sum total of human error. The ten horns of the dragon typify the belief that matter has power of its own, and that by means of an evil mind in matter the Ten Commandments can be broken.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 414:21-25


    (Cure of insanity)
    The Scripture declares, "The Lord He is God [good]; there is none else beside Him." Even so, harmony is universal, and discord is unreal. Christian Science declares that Mind is substance, also that matter neither feels, suffers, nor enjoys.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 130:7


    (Excuses for ignorance)
    It is vain to speak dishonestly of divine Science, which destroys all discord, when you can demonstrate the actuality of Science. It is unwise to doubt if reality is in perfect harmony with God, divine Principle, - if Science, when understood and demonstrated, will destroy all discord, - since you admit that God is omnipotent; ;for from this premise it follows that good and its sweet concords have all-power.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 353:22


    (Superstition obsolete)
    When we learn that error is not real, we shall be ready for progress, "forgetting those things which are behind."


Section 4


Proverbs 21:6

    6 The getting of treasures by a
lying tongue is a vanity tossed to
and fro of them that seek death.

***
Ecclesiastes 5:10

    10 He that loveth silver shall not
be satisfied with silver; nor he that
loveth abundance with increase: this
is also vanity.

***
Haggai 1:5,6

    5 Now therefore thus saith the Lord
of hosts; Consider your ways.

    6 Ye have sown much, and bring in
little; ye eat, but ye have not
enough; ye drink, but ye are not
filled with drink; ye clothe you, but
there is none warm; and he that
earneth wages earneth wages to put it
into a bag with holes.

***
Matthew 6:19-21

    19 #Lay not up for yourselves
treasures upon earth, where moth and
rust doth corrupt, and where thieves
break through and steal:

    20 But lay up for yourselves
treasures in heaven, where neither
moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where
thieves do not break through nor
steal:

    21 For where your treasure is,
there will your heart be also.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 241:5-9


    (The doom of sin)
    Sensual treasures are laid up "where moth and rust doth corrupt." Mortality is their doom. Sin breaks in upon them, and carries off their fleeting joys. The sensualist's affections are as imaginary, whimsical, and unreal as his pleasures.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 70:2-5


    (The infinite one Spirit)
    The testimony of the corporeal senses cannot inform us what is real and what is delusive, but the revelations of Christian Science unlock the treasures of Truth.

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 - 265:3

    (Godward gravitation)
    Man understands spiritual existence in proportion as his treasures of Truth and Love are enlarged. Mortals must gravitate Godward, their affections and aims grow spiritual, - they must near the broader interpretations of being, and gain some proper sense of the infinite, - in order that sin and mortality may be put off.

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


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


Section 5


Deuteronomy 28:47,49,66,67

    47 Because thou servedst not the
Lord thy God with joyfulness, and
with gladness of heart, for the
abundance of all things;

    49 The Lord shall bring a nation
against thee from far, from the end
of the earth, as swift as the eagle
flieth; a nation whose tongue thou
shalt not understand;

    66 And thy life shall hang in doubt
before thee; and thou shalt fear day
and night, and shalt have none
assurance of thy life:

    67 In the morning thou shalt say,
Would God it were even! and at even
thou shalt say, Would God it were
morning! for the fear of thine heart
wherewith thou shalt fear, and for
the sight of thine eyes which thou
shalt see.

***
Psalm 42:8

    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.

***
John 3:16

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

***
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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 289:27-29(to .)


    (Spiritual offspring)
    Life is not in matter. Therefore it cannot be said to pass out of matter.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 293:32

    (Instruments of error)
    The five physical senses are the avenues and instruments of human error, and they correspond with error. These senses indicate the common human belief, that life, substance, and intelligence are a unison of matter with Spirit. This is pantheism, and carries within itself the seeds of all error.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 322:3,26-31

    (Standpoints changed)
    When understanding changes the standpoints of life and intelligence from a material to a spiritual basis, we shall gain the reality of Life, the control of Soul over sense, and we shall perceive Christianity, or Truth, in its divine Principle. This must be the climax before harmonious and immortal man is obtained and his capabilities revealed. It is highly important - in view of the immense work to be accomplished before this recognition of divine Science can come - to turn our thoughts towards divine Principle, that finite belief may be prepared to relinquish its error.
    (Uses of suffering)
    The sharp experiences of belief in the supposititious life of matter, as well as our disappointments and ceaseless woes, turn us like tired children to the arms of divine Love. Then we begin to learn Life in divine Science. Without this process of weaning, "Canst thou by searching find out God?"

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?

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.


Section 6


Ezekiel 24:15-17

    15 #Also the word of the Lord came
unto me, saying,

    16 Son of man, behold, I take away
from thee the desire of thine eyes
with a stroke: yet neither shalt thou
mourn nor weep, neither shall thy
tears run down.

    17 Forbear to cry, make no mourning
for the dead, bind the tire of thine
head upon thee, and put on thy shoes
upon thy feet, and cover not thy
lips, and eat not the bread of men.

***
Micah 7:8

    8 #Rejoice not against me, O mine
enemy: when I fall, I shall arise;
when I sit in darkness, the Lord
shall be a light unto me.

***
John 5:24

    24 Verily, verily, I say unto you,
He that heareth my word, and believeth
on him that sent me, hath everlasting
life, and shall not come into
condemnation; but is passed from
death unto life.

***
Revelation 2:10,11

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

    11 He that hath an ear, let him
hear what the Spirit saith unto the
churches; He that overcometh shall
not be hurt of the second death.

584:9-16 Chapter 17: Glossary
(DEATH)

    DEATH. An illusion, the lie of life in matter; the unreal and untrue; the opposite of Life.
    Matter has no life, hence it has no real existence. Mind is immortal. The flesh, warring against Spirit; that which frets itself free from one belief only to be fettered by another, until every belief of life where Life is not yields to eternal Life. Any material evidence of death is false, for it contradicts the spiritual facts of being.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 285:7


    (The human counterfeit)
    What, then, is the material personality which suffers, sins, and dies? It is not man, the image and likeness of God, but man's counterfeit, the inverted likeness, the unlikeness called sin, sickness, and death. The unreality of the claim that a mortal is the true image of God is illustrated by the opposite natures of Spirit and matter, Mind and body, for one is intelligence while the other is non-intelligence.

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


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

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."

Subheadings in this lesson

14 1 - Erroneous representation
14 1 - Persistence of species
14 1 - Our conscious development
14 1 - Mendacity of error
14 1 - Prediction of a naturalist
14 1 - God's creation intact
14 1 - Spiritual discovery
14 2 - Proof by induction
14 2 - Reversal of testimony
14 2 - False testimony refuted
14 2 - Real Life is God
14 2 - Scientific consistency
14 3 - Universal brotherhood
14 3 - The dragon as a type
14 3 - Cure of insanity
14 3 - Excuses for ignorance
14 3 - Superstition obsolete
14 4 - The doom of sin
14 4 - The infinite one Spirit
14 4 - The true sense
14 4 - Godward gravitation
14 4 - Inspiration of sacrifice
14 5 - Spiritual offspring
14 5 - Instruments of error
14 5 - Standpoints changed
14 5 - Uses of suffering
14 5 - Strong position
14 5 - A mortal not man
14 6 - The human counterfeit
14 6 - A belief in death
14 6 - Triumph over death


April 7,1907

Subject: 15

ARE SIN, DISEASE, AND DEATH REAL?

o2oo



-- Golden Text --

Lamentations 3:57

    57 Thou drewest near in the day
that I called upon thee: thou saidst,
Fear not.


Responsive Reading


Lamentations 5:1-3,7-10,15-21

    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.

    3 We are orphans and fatherless,
our mothers are as widows.

    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.

    9 We gat our bread with the peril
of our lives because of the sword of
the wilderness.

    10 Our skin was black like an oven
because of the terrible famine.

    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.

    18 Because of the mountain of Zion,
which is desolate, the foxes walk
upon it.

    19 Thou, O Lord, remainest for
ever; thy throne from generation to
generation.

    20 Wherefore dost thou forget us
for ever, and forsake us so long
time?

    21 Turn thou us unto thee, O Lord,
and we shall be turned; renew our days
as of old.


Section 1


Jeremiah 14:14

    14 Then the Lord said unto me, The
prophets prophesy lies in my name: I
sent them not, neither have I
commanded them, neither spake unto
them: they prophesy unto you a false
vision and divination, and a thing of
nought, and the deceit of their
heart.

***
James 4:7,8,10

    7 Submit yourselves therefore to
God. Resist the devil, and he will
flee from you.

    8 Draw nigh to God, and he will
draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands,
ye sinners; and purify your hearts,
ye double minded.

    10 Humble yourselves in the sight
of the Lord, and he shall lift you
up.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 481:19

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


    (The fruit forbidden)
    Human hypotheses first assume the reality of sickness, sin, and death, and then assume the necessity of these evils because of their admitted actuality. These human verdicts are the procurers of all discord.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 355:32


    (Weakness of material theories)
    Strangely enough, we ask for material theories in support of spiritual and eternal truths, when the two are so antagonistic that the material thought must become spiritualized before the spiritual fact is attained. So-called material existence affords no evidence of spiritual existence and immortality. Sin, sickness, and death do not prove man's entity or immortality. Discord can never establish the facts of harmony. Matter is not the vestibule of Spirit.

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 - 275:25-32


    (The divine completeness)
    Our material human theories are destitute of Science. The true understanding of God is spiritual. It robs the grave of victory. It destroys the false evidence that misleads thought and points to other gods, or other so-called powers, such as matter, disease, sin, and death, superior or contrary to the one Spirit.
    Truth, spiritually discerned, is scientifically understood. It casts out error and heals the sick.


Section 2


Romans 7:7,12,18-25

    7 What shall we say then? Is the
law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not
known sin, but by the law: for I had
not known lust, except the law had
said, Thou shalt not covet.

    12 Wherefore the law is holy, and
the commandment holy, and just, and
good.

    18 For I know that in me (that is,
in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing:
for to will is present with me; but
how to perform that which is good I
find not.

    19 For the good that I would I do
not: but the evil which I would not,
that I do.

    20 Now if I do that I would not, it
is no more I that do it, but sin that
dwelleth in me.

    21 I find then a law, that, when I
would do good, evil is present with
me.

    22 For I delight in the law of God
after the inward man:

    23 But I see another law in my
members, warring against the law of
my mind, and bringing me into
captivity to the law of sin which is
in my members.

    24 O wretched man that I am! who
shall deliver me from the body of
this death?

    25 I thank God through Jesus Christ
our Lord. So then with the mind I
myself serve the law of God; but with
the flesh the law of sin.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 229:15-32


    (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.
    (Sickness from mortal mind)
    If God causes man to be sick, sickness must be good, and its opposite, health, must be evil, for all that He makes is good and will stand forever. If the transgression of God's law produces sickness, it is right to be sick; and we cannot if we would, and should not if we could, annul the decrees of wisdom. It is the transgression of a belief of mortal mind, not of a law of matter nor of divine Mind, which causes the belief of sickness. The remedy is Truth, not matter, - the truth that disease is unreal.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 184:3-15


    (Belief and understanding)
    Truth makes no laws to regulate sickness, sin, and death, for these are unknown to Truth and should not be recognized as reality.
    Belief produces the results of belief, and the penalties it affixes last so long as the belief and are inseparable from it. The remedy consists in probing the trouble to the bottom, in finding and casting out by denial the error of belief which produces a mortal disorder, never honoring erroneous belief with the title of law nor yielding obedience to it. Truth, Life, and Love are the only legitimate and eternal demands on man, and they are spiritual lawgivers, enforcing obedience through divine statutes.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 196:15

    (Sin destroyed through suffering)
    Sickness, sin, and death are not concomitants of Life or Truth. No law supports them. They have no relation to God wherewith to establish their power. Sin makes its own hell, and goodness its own heaven.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 337:29-1

  (- MORTAL MIND - Death)


    (-28- Truth demonstrated)
    XXVIII. Subject sickness, sin, and death to the rule of health and holiness in Christian Science, and you ascertain that this Science is demonstrably true, for it heals the sick and sinning as no other system can.


Section 3


Daniel 9:8,9

    8 O Lord, to us belongeth confusion
of face, to our kings, to our
princes, and to our fathers, because
we have sinned against thee.

    9 To the Lord our God belong
mercies and forgivenesses, though we
have rebelled against him;

***
Psalm 103:10,12

    10 He hath not dealt with us after
our sins; nor rewarded us according to
our iniquities.

    12 As far as the east is from the
west, so far hath he removed our
transgressions from us.

***
John 12:35-37

    35 Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a
little while is the light with you.
Walk while ye have the light, lest
darkness come upon you: for he that
walketh in darkness knoweth not
whither he goeth.

    36 While ye have light, believe in
the light, that ye may be the children
of light. These things spake Jesus,
and departed, and did hide himself
from them.

    37 #But though he had done so many
miracles before them, yet they
believed not on him:

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 357:9


    (Two infinite creators absurd)
    If mankind would relinquish the belief that God makes sickness, sin, and death, or makes man capable of suffering on account of this malevolent triad, the foundations of error would be sapped and error's destruction ensured; but if we theoretically endow mortals with the creativeness and authority of Deity, how dare we attempt to destroy what He hath made, or even to deny that God made man evil and made evil good?

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 356:17

    (Copartnership impossible)
    There is neither a present nor an eternal copartnership between error and Truth, between flesh and Spirit. God is as incapable of producing sin, sickness, and death as He is of experiencing these errors. How then is it possible for Him to create man subject to this triad of errors, - man who is made in the divine likeness?

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


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

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.


Section 4


Isaiah 58:6,8,10,11

    6 Is not this the fast that I have
chosen? to loose the bands of
wickedness, to undo the heavy
burdens, and to let the oppressed go
free, and that ye break every yoke?

    8 #Then shall thy light break forth
as the morning, and thine health
shall spring forth speedily: and thy
righteousness shall go before thee;
the glory of the Lord shall be thy
rereward.

    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.

***
John 8:31-36

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

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

    33 #They answered him, We be
Abraham's seed, and were never in
bondage to any man: how sayest thou,
Ye shall be made free?

    34 Jesus answered them, Verily,
verily, I say unto you, Whosoever
committeth sin is the servant of sin.


    35 And the servant abideth not in
the house for ever: but the Son
abideth ever.

    36 If the Son therefore shall make
you free, ye shall be free indeed.

***
Galatians 5:1

    1 Stand fast therefore in the
liberty wherewith Christ hath made us
free, and be not entangled again with
the yoke of bondage.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 227:21


    (Standard of liberty)
    Christian Science raises the standard of liberty and cries: "Follow me! Escape from the bondage of sickness, sin, and death!" Jesus marked out the way. Citizens of the world, accept the "glorious liberty of the children of God," and be free! This is your divine right. The illusion of material sense, not divine law, has bound you, entangled your free limbs, crippled your capacities, enfeebled your body, and defaced the tablet of your being.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 418:12


    (Truthful arguments)
    It must be clear to you that sickness is no more the reality of being than is sin. This mortal dream of sickness, sin, and death should cease through Christian Science. Then one disease would be as readily destroyed as another. Whatever the belief is, if arguments are used to destroy it, the belief must be repudiated, and the negation must extend to the supposed disease and to whatever decides its type and symptoms. Truth is affirmative, and confers harmony. All metaphysical logic is inspired by this simple rule of Truth, which governs all reality. By the truthful arguments you employ, and especially by the spirit of Truth and Love which you entertain, you will heal the sick.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 419:12

    (Relapse unnecessary)
    Disease has no intelligence with which to move itself about or to change itself from one form to another. If disease moves, mind, not matter, moves it; therefore be sure that you move it off. Meet every adverse circumstance as its master. Observe mind instead of body, lest aught unfit for development enter thought. Think less of material conditions and more of spiritual.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 228:11


    (God-given dominion)
    The enslavement of man is not legitimate. It will cease when man enters into his heritage of freedom, his God-given dominion over the material senses. Mortals will some day assert their freedom in the name of Almighty God. Then they will control their own bodies through the understanding of divine Science. Dropping their present beliefs, they will recognize harmony as the spiritual reality and discord as the material unreality.


Section 5


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.

***
Acts 4:8-10,14,21,23,24,29-31

    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.

    14 And beholding the man which was
healed standing with them, they could
say nothing against it.

    21 So when they had further
threatened them, they let them go,
finding nothing how they might punish
them, because of the people: for all
men glorified God for that which was
done.

    23 #And being let go, they went to
their own company, and reported all
that the chief priests and elders had
said unto them.

    24 And when they heard that, they
lifted up their voice to God with one
accord, and said, Lord, thou art God,
which hast made heaven, and earth,
and the sea, and all that in them is:


    29 And now, Lord, behold their
threatenings: and grant unto thy
servants, that with all boldness they
may speak thy word,

    30 By stretching forth thine hand
to heal; and that signs and wonders
may be done by the name of thy holy
child Jesus.

    31 #And when they had prayed, the
place was shaken where they were
assembled together; and they were all
filled with the Holy Ghost, and they
spake the word of God with boldness.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 485:7

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


    (Error only ephemeral)
    If the unimportant and evil appear, only soon to disappear because of their uselessness or their iniquity, then these ephemeral views of error ought to be obliterated by Truth. Why malign Christian Science for instructing mortals how to make sin, disease, and death appear more and more unreal?

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?

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 67:25


    (Spiritual power)
    The lack of spiritual power in the limited demonstration of popular Christianity does not put to silence the labor of centuries. Spiritual, not corporeal, consciousness is needed. Man delivered from sin, disease, and death presents the true likeness or spiritual ideal.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 442:16-22


    (Christ the great physician)
    Neither animal magnetism nor hypnotism enters into the practice of Christian Science, in which truth cannot be reversed, but the reverse of error is true. An improved belief cannot retrograde. When Christ changes a belief of sin or of sickness into a better belief, then belief melts into spiritual understanding, and sin, disease, and death disappear.


Section 6


Jeremiah 30:10,17,20,22

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

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

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

    22 And ye shall be my people, and I
will be your God.

***
Revelation 12:10

    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.
Revelation 22:3

    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:

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.

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.

598:23-30 Chapter 17: Glossary
(YEAR)

    One moment of divine consciousness, or the spiritual understanding of Life and Love, is a foretaste of eternity. This exalted view, obtained and retained when the Science of being is understood, would bridge over with life discerned spiritually the interval of death, and man would be in the full consciousness of his immortality and eternal harmony, where sin, sickness, and death are unknown.

Subheadings in this lesson

15 1 - The fruit forbidden
15 1 - Weakness of material theories
15 1 - Unnatural deflections
15 1 - The divine completeness
15 2 - Self-constituted law
15 2 - Sickness from mortal mind
15 2 - Belief and understanding
15 2 - Sin destroyed through suffering
15 2 - -28- Truth demonstrated
15 3 - Two infinite creators absurd
15 3 - Copartnership impossible
15 3 - Matter is not inflamed
15 3 - Right endeavor possible
15 4 - Standard of liberty
15 4 - Truthful arguments
15 4 - Relapse unnecessary
15 4 - God-given dominion
15 5 - Error only ephemeral
15 5 - Full fruitage yet to come
15 5 - Spiritual power
15 5 - Christ the great physician
15 6 - Need and supply
15 6 - Christian standard


April 14,1907

Subject: 16

DOCTRINE OF ATONEMENT.

2ooo



-- Golden Text --

II Corinthians 5:19

    19 To wit, that God was in Christ,
reconciling the world unto himself,
not imputing their trespasses unto
them; and hath committed unto us the
word of reconciliation.


Responsive Reading


Romans 5:1-11

    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.

    3 And not only so, but we glory in
tribulations also: knowing that
tribulation worketh patience;

    4 And patience, experience; and
experience, hope:

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

    6 For when we were yet without
strength, in due time Christ died for
the ungodly.

    7 For scarcely for a righteous man
will one die: yet peradventure for a
good man some would even dare to die.


    8 But God commendeth his love
toward us, in that, while we were yet
sinners, Christ died for us.

    9 Much more then, being now
justified by his blood, we shall be
saved from wrath through him.

    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.


Section 1


Genesis 21:33

    33 #And Abraham planted a grove in
Beersheba, and called there on the
name of the Lord, the everlasting
God.
Genesis 22:1

    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.

***
Luke 4:1,2(to .)

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

    2 Being forty days tempted of the
devil.

***
I Corinthians 10:13

    13 There hath no temptation taken
you but such as is common to man: but
God is faithful, who will not suffer
you to be tempted above that ye are
able; but will with the temptation
also make a way to escape, that ye
may be able to bear it.

***
James 1:12,13

    12 Blessed is the man that endureth
temptation: for when he is tried, he
shall receive the crown of life,
which the Lord hath promised to them
that love him.

    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:

***
I Peter 1:3,6,7

    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,

    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:

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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 410:14-17


    (Love casteth out fear)
    Every trial of our faith in God makes us stronger. The more difficult seems the material condition to be overcome by Spirit, the stronger should be our faith and the purer our love.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 5:3-11


    (Sorrow and reformation)
    Sorrow for wrong-doing is but one step towards reform and the very easiest step. The next and great step required by wisdom is the test of our sincerity, - namely, reformation. To this end we are placed under the stress of circumstances. Temptation bids us repeat the offence, and woe comes in return for what is done. So it will ever be, till we learn that there is no discount in the law of justice and that we must pay "the uttermost farthing."

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 22:20-29


    (Wait for reward)
    Love is not hasty to deliver us from temptation, for Love means that we shall be tried and purified.
    (Deliverance not vicarious)
    Final deliverance from error, whereby we rejoice in immortality, boundless freedom, and sinless sense, is not reached through paths of flowers nor by pinning one's faith without works to another's vicarious effort. Whosoever believeth that wrath is righteous or that divinity is appeased by human suffering, does not understand God.


Section 2


Genesis 22:2

    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.

***
Exodus 30:11,14,15

    11 #And the Lord spake unto Moses,
saying,

    14 Every one that passeth among
them that are numbered, from twenty
years old and above, shall give an
offering unto the Lord.

    15 The rich shall not give more,
and the poor shall not give less than
half a shekel, when they give an
offering unto the Lord, to make an
atonement for your souls.

***
Psalm 4:5

    5 Offer the sacrifices of
righteousness, and put your trust in
the Lord.

***
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.

***
John 3:16

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

***
Hebrews 13:12,15,16

    12 Wherefore Jesus also, that he
might sanctify the people with his
own blood, suffered without the gate.


    15 By him therefore let us offer
the sacrifice of praise to God
continually, that is, the fruit of
our lips giving thanks to his name.

    16 But to do good and to
communicate forget not: for with such
sacrifices God is well pleased.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 23:1-5


    (Justice and substitution)
    Wisdom and Love may require many sacrifices of self to save us from sin. One sacrifice, however great, is insufficient to pay the debt of sin. The atonement requires constant self-immolation on the sinner's part.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 11:22-27


    (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.

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.

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


    (True flesh and blood)
    The spiritual essence of blood is sacrifice. The efficacy of Jesus' spiritual offering is infinitely greater than can be expressed by our sense of human blood. The material blood of Jesus was no more efficacious to cleanse from sin when it was shed upon "the accursed tree," than when it was flowing in his veins as he went daily about his Father's business. His true flesh and blood were his Life; and they truly eat his flesh and drink his blood, who partake of that divine Life.

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

    (Proof in practice)
    Jesus' teaching and practice of Truth involved such a sacrifice as makes us admit its Principle to be Love. This was the precious import of our Master's sinless career and of his demonstration of power over death. He proved by his deeds that Christian Science destroys sickness, sin, and death.
    Our Master taught no mere theory, doctrine, or belief. It was the divine Principle of all real being which he taught and practised. His proof of Christianity was no form or system of religion and worship, but Christian Science, working out the harmony of Life and Love.


Section 3


Genesis 22:3

    3 #And Abraham rose up early in the
morning, and saddled his ass, and
took two of his young men with him,
and Isaac his son, and clave the wood
for the burnt offering, and rose up,
and went unto the place of which God
had told him.

***
James 2:21-24

    21 Was not Abraham our father
justified by works, when he had
offered Isaac his son upon the altar?


    22 Seest thou how faith wrought
with his works, and by works was
faith made perfect?

    23 And the scripture was fulfilled
which saith, Abraham believed God, and
it was imputed unto him for
righteousness: and he was called the
Friend of God.

    24 Ye see then how that by works a
man is justified, and not by faith
only.

***
I Samuel 15:22

    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.

***
Jeremiah 7:23

    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.

***
Hebrews 5:8,9

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

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

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 183:21


    (Laws of nature spiritual)
    Divine Mind rightly demands man's entire obedience, affection, and strength. No reservation is made for any lesser loyalty. Obedience to Truth gives man power and strength. Submission to error superinduces loss of power.

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


    (Efficacious repentance)
    Every pang of repentance and suffering, every effort for reform, every good thought and deed, will help us to understand Jesus' atonement for sin and aid its efficacy; but if the sinner continues to pray and repent, sin and be sorry, he has little part in the atonement, - in the at-one-ment with God, - for he lacks the practical repentance, which reforms the heart and enables man to do the will of wisdom. Those who cannot demonstrate, at least in part, the divine Principle of the teachings and practice of our Master have no part in God. If living in disobedience to Him, we ought to feel no security, although God is good.

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

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

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 31:17-22(to .)

    (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.


Section 4


Genesis 22:11,12,14

    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.

    14 And Abraham called the name of
that place Jehovahjireh: as it is
said to this day, In the mount of the
Lord it shall be seen.

***
Micah 6:7,8

    7 Will the Lord be pleased with
thousands of rams, or with ten
thousands of rivers of oil? shall I
give my firstborn for my
transgression, the fruit of my body
for the sin of my soul?

    8 He hath shewed thee, O man, what
is good; and what doth the Lord
require of thee, but to do justly,
and to love mercy, and to walk humbly
with thy God?

***
Ephesians 2:13,14,16

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

    14 For he is our peace, who hath
made both one, and hath broken down
the middle wall of partition between
us;

    16 And that he might reconcile both
unto God in one body by the cross,
having slain the enmity thereby:

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 - 45:6-13

    (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. Paul writes: "For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the [seeming] death of His Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life."


Section 5


Genesis 22:15-18

    15 #And the angel of the Lord
called unto Abraham out of heaven the
second time,

    16 And said, By myself have I
sworn, saith the Lord, for because
thou hast done this thing, and hast
not withheld thy son, thine only son:


    17 That in blessing I will bless
thee, and in multiplying I will
multiply thy seed as the stars of the
heaven, and as the sand which is upon
the sea shore; and thy seed shall
possess the gate of his enemies;

    18 And in thy seed shall all the
nations of the earth be blessed;
because thou hast obeyed my voice.

***
Galatians 3:7-9

    7 Know ye therefore that they which
are of faith, the same are the
children of Abraham.

    8 And the scripture, foreseeing
that God would justify the heathen
through faith, preached before the
gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee
shall all nations be blessed.

    9 So then they which be of faith
are blessed with faithful Abraham.

***
Acts 3:25,26

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

    26 Unto you first God, having
raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to
bless you, in turning away every one
of you from his iniquities.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 18:1


    (Divine oneness)
    Atonement is the exemplification of man's unity with God, whereby man reflects divine Truth, Life, and Love. Jesus of Nazareth taught and demonstrated man's oneness with the Father, and for this we owe him endless homage. His mission was both individual and collective. He did life's work aright not only in justice to himself, but in mercy to mortals, - to show them how to do theirs, but not to do it for them nor to relieve them of a single responsibility. Jesus acted boldly, against the accredited evidence of the senses, against Pharisaical creeds and practices, and he refuted all opponents with his healing power.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 45:16

    (The stone rolled away)
    Glory be to God, and peace to the struggling hearts! Christ hath rolled away the stone from the door of human hope and faith, and through the revelation and demonstration of life in God, hath elevated them to possible at-one-ment with the spiritual idea of man and his divine Principle, Love.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 51:19-23

    (Example for our salvation)
    His consummate example was for the salvation of us all, but only through doing the works which he did and taught others to do. His purpose in healing was not alone to restore health, but to demonstrate his divine Principle.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 315:32-7


    (Jesus as mediator)
    Explaining and demonstrating the way of divine Science, he became the way of salvation to all who accepted his word. From him mortals may learn how to escape from evil. The real man being linked by Science to his Maker, mortals need only turn from sin and lose sight of mortal selfhood to find Christ, the real man and his relation to God, and to recognize the divine sonship.


Section 6


Genesis 22:19

    19 So Abraham returned unto his
young men, and they rose up and went
together to Beersheba; and Abraham
dwelt at Beersheba.

***
Psalm 69:35,36

    35 For God will save Zion, and will
build the cities of Judah: that they
may dwell there, and have it in
possession.

    36 The seed also of his servants
shall inherit it: and they that love
his name shall dwell therein.
Psalm 84:1,4,10

    1 How amiable are thy tabernacles,
O Lord of hosts!

    4 Blessed are they that dwell in
thy house: they will be still
praising thee.

    10 For a day in thy courts is
better than a thousand. I had rather
be a doorkeeper in the house of my
God, than to dwell in the tents of
wickedness.
Psalm 140:13

    13 Surely the righteous shall give
thanks unto thy name: the upright
shall dwell in thy presence.

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


    (Radical changes)
    He to whom "the arm of the Lord" is revealed will believe our report, and rise into newness of life with regeneration. This is having part in the atonement; this is the understanding, in which Jesus suffered and triumphed. The time is not distant when the ordinary theological views of atonement will undergo a great change, - a change as radical as that which has come over popular opinions in regard to predestination and future punishment.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 572:19-25


    (Man's present possibilities)
    In Revelation xxi. 1 we read: -



    And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.



    The Revelator had not yet passed the transitional stage in human experience called death, but he already saw a new heaven and a new earth.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 573:13-17,23

    (Nearness of Deity)
    Accompanying this scientific consciousness was another revelation, even the declaration from heaven, supreme harmony, that God, the divine Principle of harmony, is ever with men, and they are His people.
    This is Scriptural authority for concluding that such a recognition of being is, and has been, possible to men in this present state of existence, - that we can become conscious, here and now, of a cessation of death, sorrow, and pain. This is indeed a foretaste of absolute Christian Science. Take heart, dear sufferer, for this reality of being will surely appear sometime and in some way. There will be no more pain, and all tears will be wiped away. When you read this, remember Jesus' words, "The kingdom of God is within you." This spiritual consciousness is therefore a present possibility.

Subheadings in this lesson

16 1 - Love casteth out fear
16 1 - Sorrow and reformation
16 1 - Wait for reward
16 1 - Deliverance not vicarious
16 2 - Justice and substitution
16 2 - Desire for holiness
16 2 - Advancement by sacrifice
16 2 - True flesh and blood
16 2 - Proof in practice
16 3 - Laws of nature spiritual
16 3 - Efficacious repentance
16 3 - Individual experience
16 3 - Healing primary
16 4 - Human reconciliation
16 4 - Victory over the grave
16 5 - Divine oneness
16 5 - The stone rolled away
16 5 - Example for our salvation
16 5 - Jesus as mediator
16 6 - Radical changes
16 6 - Man's present possibilities
16 6 - Nearness of Deity


April 21,1907

Subject: 17

PROBATION AFTER DEATH.

ooo3



-- Golden Text --

Job 19:25,27

    25 For I know that my redeemer
liveth, and that he shall stand at
the latter day upon the earth:

    27 Whom I shall see for myself, and
mine eyes shall behold, and not
another; though my reins be consumed
within me.


Responsive Reading


Job 23:1-14

    1 Then Job answered and said,

    2 Even to day is my complaint
bitter: my stroke is heavier than my
groaning.

    3 Oh that I knew where I might find
him! that I might come even to his
seat!

    4 I would order my cause before
him, and fill my mouth with
arguments.

    5 I would know the words which he
would answer me, and understand what
he would say unto me.

    6 Will he plead against me with his
great power? No; but he would put
strength in me.

    7 There the righteous might dispute
with him; so should I be delivered
for ever from my judge.

    8 Behold, I go forward, but he is
not there; and backward, but I cannot
perceive him:

    9 On the left hand, where he doth
work, but I cannot behold him; he
hideth himself on the right hand,
that I cannot see him;

    10 But he knoweth the way that I
take: when he hath tried me, I shall
come forth as gold.

    11 My foot hath held his steps, his
way have I kept, and not declined.

    12 Neither have I gone back from
the commandment of his lips; I have
esteemed the words of his mouth more
than my necessary food.

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

    14 For he performeth the thing that
is appointed for me: and many such
things are with him.


Section 1


I Samuel 2:27-30

    27 #And there came a man of God
unto Eli, and said unto him, Thus
saith the Lord, Did I plainly appear
unto the house of thy father, when
they were in Egypt in Pharaoh's
house?

    28 And did I choose him out of all
the tribes of Israel to be my priest,
to offer upon mine altar, to burn
incense, to wear an ephod before me?
and did I give unto the house of thy
father all the offerings made by fire
of the children of Israel?

    29 Wherefore kick ye at my
sacrifice and at mine offering, which
I have commanded in my habitation;
and honourest thy sons above me, to
make yourselves fat with the chiefest
of all the offerings of Israel my
people?

    30 Wherefore the Lord God of Israel
saith, I said indeed that thy house,
and the house of thy father, should
walk before me for ever: but now the
Lord saith, Be it far from me; for
them that honour me I will honour,
and they that despise me shall be
lightly esteemed.

***
Job 34:10,11

    10 Therefore hearken unto me, ye
men of understanding: far be it from
God, that he should do wickedness;
and from the Almighty, that he should
commit iniquity.

    11 For the work of a man shall he
render unto him, and cause every man
to find according to his ways.

***
Proverbs 15:10

    10 Correction is grievous unto him
that forsaketh the way: and he that
hateth reproof shall die.

***
Jeremiah 13:16-18

    16 Give glory to the Lord your God,
before he cause darkness, and before
your feet stumble upon the dark
mountains, and, while ye look for
light, he turn it into the shadow of
death, and make it gross darkness.

    17 But if ye will not hear it, my
soul shall weep in secret places for
your pride; and mine eye shall weep
sore, and run down with tears,
because the Lord's flock is carried
away captive.

    18 Say unto the king and to the
queen, Humble yourselves, sit down:
for your principalities shall come
down, even the crown of your glory.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 239:23-25


    (Antagonistic sources)
    Mortal mind is the acknowledged seat of human motives. It forms material concepts and produces every discordant action of the body.

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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 252:16-30


    (Eternal man recognized)
    Material sense lifts its voice with the arrogance of reality and says:
    (Testimony of sense)
    I am wholly dishonest, and no man knoweth it. I can cheat, lie, commit adultery, rob, murder, and I elude detection by smooth-tongued villainy. Animal in propensity, deceitful in sentiment, fraudulent in purpose, I mean to make my short span of life one gala day. What a nice thing is sin! How sin succeeds, where the good purpose waits! The world is my kingdom. I am enthroned in the gorgeousness of matter. But a touch, an accident, the law of God, may at any moment annihilate my peace, for all my fancied joys are fatal. Like bursting lava, I expand but to my own despair, and shine with the resplendency of consuming fire.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 234:17

    (Cleansing the mind)
    If mortals would keep proper ward over mortal mind, the brood of evils which infest it would be cleared out. We must begin with this so-called mind and empty it of sin and sickness, or sin and sickness will never cease. The present codes of human systems disappoint the weary searcher after a divine theology, adequate to the right education of human thought.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 290:23


    (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. The murderer, though slain in the act, does not thereby forsake sin. He is no more spiritual for believing that his body died and learning that his cruel mind died not. His thoughts are no purer until evil is disarmed by good. His body is as material as his mind, and vice versa.


Section 2


Joshua 7:10-12

    10 #And the Lord said unto Joshua,
Get thee up; wherefore liest thou thus
upon thy face?

    11 Israel hath sinned, and they
have also transgressed my covenant
which I commanded them: for they have
even taken of the accursed thing, and
have also stolen, and dissembled
also, and they have put it even among
their own stuff.

    12 Therefore the children of Israel
could not stand before their enemies,
but turned their backs before their
enemies, because they were accursed:
neither will I be with you any more,
except ye destroy the accursed from
among you.

***
Amos 5:12,14

    12 For I know your manifold
transgressions and your mighty sins:
they afflict the just, they take a
bribe, and they turn aside the poor
in the gate from their right.

    14 Seek good, and not evil, that ye
may live: and so the Lord, the God of
hosts, shall be with you, as ye have
spoken.

***
James 5:1-3

    1 Go to now, ye rich men, weep and
howl for your miseries that shall come
upon you.

    2 Your riches are corrupted, and
your garments are motheaten.

    3 Your gold and silver is cankered;
and the rust of them shall be a
witness against you, and shall eat
your flesh as it were fire. Ye have
heaped treasure together for the last
days.

***
Hebrews 3:12,13

    12 Take heed, brethren, lest there
be in any of you an evil heart of
unbelief, in departing from the
living God.

    13 But exhort one another daily,
while it is called To day; lest any
of you be hardened through the
deceitfulness of sin.

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.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 196:6


    (Sin destroyed through suffering)
    Better the suffering which awakens mortal mind from its fleshly dream, than the false pleasures which tend to perpetuate this dream. Sin alone brings death, for sin is the only element of destruction.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 346:29


    (Serving two masters)
    Material beliefs must be expelled to make room for spiritual understanding. We cannot serve both God and mammon at the same time; but is not this what frail mortals are trying to do? Paul says: "The flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh." Who is ready to admit this?

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 219:29


    (Scientific beginning) Entire immunity from the belief in sin, suffering, and death may not be reached at this period, but we may look for an abatement of these evils; and this scientific beginning is in the right direction.


Section 3


Psalm 39:4,11

    4 Lord, make me to know mine end,
and the measure of my days, what it
is: that I may know how frail I am.

    11 When thou with rebukes dost
correct man for iniquity, thou makest
his beauty to consume away like a
moth: surely every man is vanity.

Psalm 41:7,8

    7 All that hate me whisper together
against me: against me do they devise
my hurt.

    8 An evil disease, say they,
cleaveth fast unto him: and now that
he lieth he shall rise up no more.

***
Ecclesiastes 5:13,17

    13 There is a sore evil which I
have seen under the sun, namely,
riches kept for the owners thereof to
their hurt.

    17 All his days also he eateth in
darkness, and he hath much sorrow and
wrath with his sickness.

***
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.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 188:11-15,22


    (Disease a dream)
    Mortal existence is a dream of pain and pleasure in matter, a dream of sin, sickness, and death; and it is like the dream we have in sleep, in which every one recognizes his condition to be wholly a state of mind.
    Sickness is a growth of error, springing from mortal ignorance or fear. Error rehearses error. What causes disease cannot cure it. The soil of disease is mortal mind, and you have an abundant or scanty crop of disease, according to the seedlings of fear. Sin and the fear of disease must be uprooted and cast out.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 377:26-3


    (Mind governs body)
    The cause of all so-called disease is mental, a mortal fear, a mistaken belief or conviction of the necessity and power of ill-health; also a fear that Mind is helpless to defend the life of man and incompetent to control it. Without this ignorant human belief, any circumstance is of itself powerless to produce suffering. It is latent belief in disease, as well as the fear of disease, which associates sickness with certain circumstances and causes the two to appear conjoined, even as poetry and music are reproduced in union by human memory.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 379:1-4

    (Jurisdiction of Mind)
    If disease can attack and control the body without the consent of mortals, sin can do the same, for both are errors, announced as partners in the beginning.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 230:27


    (The true healing)
    We think that we are healed when a disease disappears, though it is liable to reappear; but we are never thoroughly healed until the liability to be ill is removed. So-called mortal mind or the mind of mortals being the remote, predisposing, and the exciting cause of all suffering, the cause of disease must be obliterated through Christ in divine Science, or the so-called physical senses will get the victory.


Section 4


II Kings 13:14,20(to .)

    14 #Now Elisha was fallen sick of
his sickness whereof he died. And
Joash the king of Israel came down
unto him, and wept over his face, and
said, O my father, my father, the
chariot of Israel, and the horsemen
thereof.

    20 #And Elisha died, and they
buried him.

***
Job 14:14,15

    14 If a man die, shall he live
again? all the days of my appointed
time will I wait, till my change
come.

    15 Thou shalt call, and I will
answer thee: thou wilt have a desire
to the work of thine hands.

***
Psalm 23:4

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

***
II Corinthians 4:13,14

    13 We having the same spirit of
faith, according as it is written, I
believed, and therefore have I
spoken; we also believe, and
therefore speak;

    14 Knowing that he which raised up
the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also
by Jesus, and shall present us with
you.

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


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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 251:8-11


    (Illusion of death)
    In the illusion of death, mortals wake to the knowledge of two facts: (1) that they are not dead; (2) that they have but passed the portals of a new belief.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 187:27


    (Death and the body)
    If you take away this erring mind, the mortal material body loses all appearance of life or action, and this so-called mind then calls itself dead; but the human mind still holds in belief a body, through which it acts and which appears to the human mind to live, - a body like the one it had before death. This body is put off only as the mortal, erring mind yields to God, immortal Mind, and man is found in His image.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 374:26-1


    (Temperature is mental)
    Heat and cold are products of mortal mind. The body, when bereft of mortal mind, at first cools, and afterwards it is resolved into its primitive mortal elements. Nothing that lives ever dies, and vice versa. Mortal mind produces animal heat, and then expels it through the abandonment of a belief, or increases it to the point of self-destruction. Hence it is mortal mind, not matter, which says, "I die."

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 556:10-13


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


Section 5


Psalm 16:8,9

    8 I have set the Lord always before
me: because he is at my right hand, I
shall not be moved.

    9 Therefore my heart is glad, and
my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also
shall rest in hope.

***
Isaiah 45:22,23

    22 Look unto me, and be ye saved,
all the ends of the earth: for I am
God, and there is none else.

    23 I have sworn by myself, the word
is gone out of my mouth in
righteousness, and shall not return,
That unto me every knee shall bow,
every tongue shall swear.

***
Acts 13:26

    26 Men and brethren, children of
the stock of Abraham, and whosoever
among you feareth God, to you is the
word of this salvation sent.

***
I Corinthians 7:29-31

    29 But this I say, brethren, the
time is short: it remaineth, that
both they that have wives be as
though they had none;

    30 And they that weep, as though
they wept not; and they that rejoice,
as though they rejoiced not; and they
that buy, as though they possessed
not;

    31 And they that use this world, as
not abusing it: for the fashion of
this world passeth away.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 296:4-18


    (Scientific purgation)
    Progress is born of experience. It is the ripening of mortal man, through which the mortal is dropped for the immortal. Either here or hereafter, suffering or Science must destroy all illusions regarding life and mind, and regenerate material sense and self. The old man with his deeds must be put off. Nothing sensual or sinful is immortal. The death of a false material sense and of sin, not the death of organic matter, is what reveals man and Life, harmonious, real, and eternal.
    The so-called pleasures and pains of matter perish, and they must go out under the blaze of Truth, spiritual sense, and the actuality of being. Mortal belief must lose all satisfaction in error and sin in order to part with them.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 240:18


    (Progress demanded)
    Mortals move onward towards good or evil as time glides on. If mortals are not progressive, past failures will be repeated until all wrong work is effaced or rectified. If at present satisfied with wrong-doing, we must learn to loathe it. If at present content with idleness, we must become dissatisfied with it. Remember that mankind must sooner or later, either by suffering or by Science, be convinced of the error that is to be overcome.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 72:13


    (Spirits obsolete)
    Mortal belief (the material sense of life) and immortal Truth (the spiritual sense) are the tares and the wheat, which are not united by progress, but separated.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 256:1-5


    (No material creation)
    Progress takes off human shackles. The finite must yield to the infinite. 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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 324:4


    (Childlike receptivity)
    The purification of sense and self is a proof of progress. "Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God."


Section 6


Psalm 118:17

    17 I shall not die, but live, and
declare the works of the Lord.

***
Luke 23:33,39-43

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

    39 #And one of the malefactors
which were hanged railed on him,
saying, If thou be Christ, save
thyself and us.

    40 But the other answering rebuked
him, saying, Dost not thou fear God,
seeing thou art in the same
condemnation?

    41 And we indeed justly; for we
receive the due reward of our deeds:
but this man hath done nothing amiss.


    42 And he said unto Jesus, Lord,
remember me when thou comest into thy
kingdom.

    43 And Jesus said unto him, Verily
I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be
with me in paradise.

***
John 14:1,2

    1 Let not your heart be troubled:
ye believe in God, believe also in
me.

    2 In my Father's house are many
mansions: if it were not so, I would
have told you. I go to prepare a
place for you.

***
II Timothy 4:7,8,18

    7 I have fought a good fight, I
have finished my course, I have kept
the faith:

    8 Henceforth there is laid up for
me a crown of righteousness, which
the Lord, the righteous judge, shall
give me at that day: and not to me
only, but unto all them also that
love his appearing.

    18 And the Lord shall deliver me
from every evil work, and will
preserve me unto his heavenly
kingdom: to whom be glory for ever
and ever. Amen.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 291:12,22-25(to .)


    (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.
    As man falleth asleep, so shall he awake. As death findeth mortal man, so shall he be after death, until probation and growth shall effect the needed change.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 46:13-26


    (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.
    (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.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 76:32-6


    (Immaterial pleasure)
    The recognition of Spirit and of infinity comes not suddenly here or hereafter. The pious Polycarp said: "I cannot turn at once from good to evil." Neither do other mortals accomplish the change from error to truth at a single bound.
    (Second death)
    Existence continues to be a belief of corporeal sense until the Science of being is reached.

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.

Subheadings in this lesson

17 1 - Antagonistic sources
17 1 - Ignorant idolatry
17 1 - Eternal man recognized
17 1 - Testimony of sense
17 1 - Cleansing the mind
17 1 - Sin is punished
17 2 - Cumulative repentance
17 2 - Sin destroyed through suffering
17 2 - Serving two masters
17 2 - Scientific beginning
17 3 - Disease a dream
17 3 - Mind governs body
17 3 - Jurisdiction of Mind
17 3 - The true healing
17 4 - A belief in death
17 4 - Illusion of death
17 4 - Death and the body
17 4 - Temperature is mental
17 4 - The Christian's privilege
17 5 - Scientific purgation
17 5 - Progress demanded
17 5 - Spirits obsolete
17 5 - No material creation
17 5 - Childlike receptivity
17 6 - Salvation and probation
17 6 - Corporeality and Spirit
17 6 - Spiritual ascension
17 6 - Immaterial pleasure
17 6 - Second death
17 6 - Man linked with Spirit


April 28,1907

Subject: 18

EVERLASTING PUNISHMENT.

oo3o



-- Golden Text --

Romans 6:6

    6 Knowing this, that our old man is
crucified with him, that the body of
sin might be destroyed, that
henceforth we should not serve sin.


Responsive Reading


Psalm 94:1-6,8,12-17,22,23

    1 O Lord God, to whom vengeance
belongeth; O God, to whom vengeance
belongeth, shew thyself.

    2 Lift up thyself, thou judge of
the earth: render a reward to the
proud.

    3 Lord, how long shall the wicked,
how long shall the wicked triumph?

    4 How long shall they utter and
speak hard things? and all the
workers of iniquity boast themselves?


    5 They break in pieces thy people,
O Lord, and afflict thine heritage.

    6 They slay the widow and the
stranger, and murder the fatherless.

    8 Understand, ye brutish among the
people: and ye fools, when will ye be
wise?

    12 Blessed is the man whom thou
chastenest, O Lord, and teachest him
out of thy law;

    13 That thou mayest give him rest
from the days of adversity, until the
pit be digged for the wicked.

    14 For the Lord will not cast off
his people, neither will he forsake
his inheritance.

    15 But judgment shall return unto
righteousness: and all the upright in
heart shall follow it.

    16 Who will rise up for me against
the evildoers? or who will stand up
for me against the workers of
iniquity?

    17 Unless the Lord had been my
help, my soul had almost dwelt in
silence.

    22 But the Lord is my defence; and
my God is the rock of my refuge.

    23 And he shall bring upon them
their own iniquity, and shall cut
them off in their own wickedness;
yea, the Lord our God shall cut them
off.


Section 1


Job 31:3,5,6

    3 Is not destruction to the wicked?
and a strange punishment to the
workers of iniquity?

    5 If I have walked with vanity, or
if my foot hath hasted to deceit;

    6 Let me be weighed in an even
balance that God may know mine
integrity.
Job 34:10-12,22,23,32

    10 Therefore hearken unto me, ye
men of understanding: far be it from
God, that he should do wickedness;
and from the Almighty, that he should
commit iniquity.

    11 For the work of a man shall he
render unto him, and cause every man
to find according to his ways.

    12 Yea, surely God will not do
wickedly, neither will the Almighty
pervert judgment.

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

    23 For he will not lay upon man
more than right; that he should enter
into judgment with God.

    32 That which I see not teach thou
me: if I have done iniquity, I will do
no more.

***
Galatians 6:7

    7 Be not deceived; God is not
mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth,
that shall he also reap.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 6:3-16


    (Pardon and amendment)
    Divine Love corrects and governs man. Men may pardon, but this divine Principle alone reforms the sinner. God is not separate from the wisdom He bestows. The talents He gives we must improve. Calling on Him to forgive our work badly done or left undone, implies the vain supposition that we have nothing to do but to ask pardon, and that afterwards we shall be free to repeat the offence.
    To cause suffering as the result of sin, is the means of destroying sin. Every supposed pleasure in sin will furnish more than its equivalent of pain, until belief in material life and sin is destroyed. To reach heaven, the harmony of being, we must understand the divine Principle of being.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 542:5,18


    (Murder brings its curse)
    Though error hides behind a lie and excuses guilt, error cannot forever be concealed. Truth, through her eternal laws, unveils error. Truth causes sin to betray itself, and sets upon error the mark of the beast. Even the disposition to excuse guilt or to conceal it is punished. The avoidance of justice and the denial of truth tend to perpetuate sin, invoke crime, jeopardize self-control, and mock divine mercy.
    (Retribution and remorse)
    "They that take the sword shall perish with the sword." Let Truth uncover and destroy error in God's own way, and let human justice pattern the divine. Sin will receive its full penalty, both for what it is and for what it does. Justice marks the sinner, and teaches mortals not to remove the waymarks of God. To envy's own hell, justice consigns the lie which, to advance itself, breaks God's commandments.


Section 2


Ezekiel 18:23,25-28,30,32

    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?

    25 #Yet ye say, The way of the Lord
is not equal. Hear now, O house of
Israel; Is not my way equal? are not
your ways unequal?

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

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

    28 Because he considereth, and
turneth away from all his
transgressions that he hath
committed, he shall surely live, he
shall not die.

    30 Therefore I will judge you, O
house of Israel, every one according
to his ways, saith the Lord God.
Repent, and turn yourselves from all
your transgressions; so iniquity
shall not be your ruin.

    32 For I have no pleasure in the
death of him that dieth, saith the
Lord God: wherefore turn yourselves,
and live ye.

***
I Timothy 2:1,3,4,8

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

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

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

    8 I will therefore that men pray
every where, lifting up holy hands,
without wrath and doubting.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 206:26


    (Birth and death unreal)
    Instead of God sending sickness and death, He destroys them, and brings to light immortality. Omnipotent and infinite Mind made all and includes all. This Mind does not make mistakes and subsequently correct them. God does not cause man to sin, to be sick, or to die.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 140:23-27


    (Anthropomorphism)
    The Jewish tribal Jehovah was a man-projected God, liable to wrath, repentance, and human changeableness. The Christian Science God is universal, eternal, divine Love, which changeth not and causeth no evil, disease, nor death.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 537:24


    (Inspired interpretation)
    Inspired writers interpret the Word spiritually, while the ordinary historian interprets it literally. Literally taken, the text is made to appear contradictory in some places, and divine Love, which blessed the earth and gave it to man for a possession, is represented as changeable. The literal meaning would imply that God withheld from man the opportunity to reform, lest man should improve it and become better; but this is not the nature of God, who is Love always, - Love infinitely wise and altogether lovely, who "seeketh not her own."

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 323:6-9


    (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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 22:27


    (Deliverance not vicarious)
    Whosoever believeth that wrath is righteous or that divinity is appeased by human suffering, does not understand God.


Section 3


Matthew 9:2-7

    2 And, behold, they brought to him
a man sick of the palsy, lying on a
bed: and Jesus seeing their faith
said unto the sick of the palsy; Son,
be of good cheer; thy sins be
forgiven thee.

    3 And, behold, certain of the
scribes said within themselves, This
man blasphemeth.

    4 And Jesus knowing their thoughts
said, Wherefore think ye evil in your
hearts?

    5 For whether is easier, to say,
Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say,
Arise, and walk?

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

    7 And he arose, and departed to his
house.

***
Luke 15:7

    7 I say unto you, that likewise joy
shall be in heaven over one sinner
that repenteth, more than over ninety
and nine just persons, which need no
repentance.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 395:10


    (Divine authority)
    The same Principle cures both sin and sickness. When divine Science overcomes faith in a carnal mind, and faith in God destroys all faith in sin and in material methods of healing, then sin, disease, and death will disappear.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 391:32-8

    (Sin to be overcome)
    Fear is the fountain of sickness, and you master fear and sin through divine Mind; hence it is through divine Mind that you overcome disease. 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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 210:16


    (Jesus' disregard of matter)
    Jesus healed sickness and sin by one and the same metaphysical process.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 215:15

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

o4oo Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked - 102:30-2


    (Mental despotism)
    Mankind must learn that evil is not power. Its so-called despotism is but a phase of nothingness. Christian Science despoils the kingdom of evil, and pre-eminently promotes affection and virtue in families and therefore in the community.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 230:1-2,4


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


Section 4


Hebrews 2:2,3

    2 For if the word spoken by angels
was stedfast, and every transgression
and disobedience received a just
recompence of reward;

    3 How shall we escape, if we
neglect so great salvation; which at
the first began to be spoken by the
Lord, and was confirmed unto us by
them that heard him;

***
Romans 6:12,13

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

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

***
I John 1:8,9

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

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 327:12-21


    (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.
    (Peremptory demands)
    To the physical senses, the strict demands of Christian Science seem peremptory; but mortals are hastening to learn that Life is God, good, and that evil has in reality neither place nor power in the human or the divine economy.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 99:2-9(to .)


    (Key to the kingdom)
    Human philosophy, ethics, and superstition afford no demonstrable divine Principle by which mortals can escape from sin; yet to escape from sin, is what the Bible demands. "Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling," says the apostle, and he straightway adds: "for it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure" (Philippians ii.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 329:26


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

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 40:31


    (Within the veil)
    The nature of Christianity is peaceful and blessed, but in order to enter into the kingdom, the anchor of hope must be cast beyond the veil of matter into the Shekinah into which Jesus has passed before us; and this advance beyond matter must come through the joys and triumphs of the righteous as well as through their sorrows and afflictions. Like our Master, we must depart from material sense into the spiritual sense of being.


Section 5


II Chronicles 23:4,6

    4 This is the thing that ye shall
do; A third part of you entering on
the sabbath, of the priests and of
the Levites, shall be porters of the
doors;

    6 But let none come into the house
of the Lord, save the priests, and
they that minister of the Levites;
they shall go in, for they are holy:
but all the people shall keep the
watch of the Lord.

***
Isaiah 62:6

    6 I have set watchmen upon thy
walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never
hold their peace day nor night: ye
that make mention of the Lord, keep
not silence,

***
Matthew 24:42-44

    42 #Watch therefore: for ye know
not what hour your Lord doth come.

    43 But know this, that if the
goodman of the house had known in
what watch the thief would come, he
would have watched, and would not
have suffered his house to be broken
up.

    44 Therefore be ye also ready: for
in such an hour as ye think not the
Son of man cometh.

***
Revelation 16:15

    15 Behold, I come as a thief.
Blessed is he that watcheth, and
keepeth his garments, lest he walk
naked, and they see his shame.

***
Ephesians 6:13,18

    13 Wherefore take unto you the
whole armour of God, that ye may be
able to withstand in the evil day,
and having done all, to stand.

    18 Praying always with all prayer
and supplication in the Spirit, and
watching thereunto with all
perseverance and supplication for all
saints;

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 1:6


    ( - Prayer -) Prayer, watching, and working, combined with self-immolation, are God's gracious means for accomplishing whatever has been successfully done for the Christianization and health of mankind.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 15:16-22

    (Effectual invocation)
    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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 234:9


    (Hospitality to health and good)
    We should become more familiar with good than with evil, and guard against false beliefs as watchfully as we bar our doors against the approach of thieves and murderers. We should love our enemies and help them on the basis of the Golden Rule; but avoid casting pearls before those who trample them under foot, thereby robbing both themselves and others.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 367:17


    (The salt of the earth)
    A Christian Scientist occupies the place at this period of which Jesus spoke to his disciples, when he said: "Ye are the salt of the earth." "Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid." Let us watch, work, and pray that this salt lose not its saltness, and that this light be not hid, but radiate and glow into noontide glory.


Section 6


Psalm 16:8,10

    8 I have set the Lord always before
me: because he is at my right hand, I
shall not be moved.

    10 For thou wilt not leave my soul
in hell; neither wilt thou suffer
thine Holy One to see corruption.
Psalm 1:6

    6 For the Lord knoweth the way of
the righteous: but the way of the
ungodly shall perish.

***
Revelation 1:18

    18 I am he that liveth, and was
dead; and, behold, I am alive for
evermore, Amen; and have the keys of
hell and of death.
Revelation 20:12,14

    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. This is the
second death.

***
Matthew 13:41,43

    41 The Son of man shall send forth
his angels, and they shall gather out
of his kingdom all things that
offend, and them which do iniquity;

    43 Then shall the righteous shine
forth as the sun in the kingdom of
their Father. Who hath ears to hear,
let him hear.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 11:17-18


    (Truth annihilates error)
    Truth bestows no pardon upon error, but wipes it out in the most effectual manner.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 545:27-32


    (Erroneous standpoint)
    Truth has but one reply to all error, - to sin, sickness, and death: "Dust [nothingness] thou art, and unto dust [nothingness] shalt thou return."
    (Mortality mythical)
    "As in Adam [error] all die, even so in Christ [Truth] shall all be made alive."

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 538:3(only)

    (Spiritual gateway)
    Truth should, and does, drive error out of all selfhood.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 196:18


    (Sin destroyed through suffering)
    Sin makes its own hell, and goodness its own heaven.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 535:12


    (Judgment on error) A belief in other gods, other creators, and other creations must go down before Christian Science. It unveils the results of sin as shown in sickness and death. When will man pass through the open gate of Christian Science into the heaven of Soul, into the heritage of the first born among men? Truth is indeed "the way."

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 340:23

  (- MORTAL MIND - Death)


    (-Platform summation-) One infinite God, good, unifies men and nations; constitutes the brotherhood of man; ends wars; fulfils the Scripture, "Love thy neighbor as thyself;" annihilates pagan and Christian idolatry, - whatever is wrong in social, civil, criminal, political, and religious codes; equalizes the sexes; annuls the curse on man, and leaves nothing that can sin, suffer, be punished or destroyed.

Subheadings in this lesson

18 1 - Pardon and amendment
18 1 - Murder brings its curse
18 1 - Retribution and remorse
18 2 - Birth and death unreal
18 2 - Anthropomorphism
18 2 - Inspired interpretation
18 2 - A bright outlook
18 2 - Deliverance not vicarious
18 3 - Divine authority
18 3 - Sin to be overcome
18 3 - Jesus' disregard of matter
18 3 - Light and darkness
18 3 - Mental despotism
18 3 - Sickness from mortal mind
18 4 - Image of the beast
18 4 - Peremptory demands
18 4 - Key to the kingdom
18 4 - Error destroyed, not pardoned
18 4 - Within the veil
18 5 - - Prayer -
18 5 - Effectual invocation
18 5 - Hospitality to health and good
18 5 - The salt of the earth
18 6 - Truth annihilates error
18 6 - Erroneous standpoint
18 6 - Mortality mythical
18 6 - Spiritual gateway
18 6 - Sin destroyed through suffering
18 6 - Judgment on error
18 6 - -Platform summation-


May 5,1907

Subject: 19

ADAM AND FALLEN MAN.

o3oo



-- Golden Text --

I Corinthians 15:49

    49 And as we have borne the image
of the earthy, we shall also bear the
image of the heavenly.


Responsive Reading


Ezekiel 28:1,2,4,5,11-13,17-19

    1 The word of the Lord came again
unto me, saying,

    2 Son of man, say unto the prince
of Tyrus, Thus saith the Lord God;
Because thine heart is lifted up, and
thou hast said, I am a God, I sit in
the seat of God, in the midst of the
seas; yet thou art a man, and not
God, though thou set thine heart as
the heart of God:

    4 With thy wisdom and with thine
understanding thou hast gotten thee
riches, and hast gotten gold and
silver into thy treasures:

    5 By thy great wisdom and by thy
traffick hast thou increased thy
riches, and thine heart is lifted up
because of thy riches:

    11 #Moreover the word of the Lord
came unto me, saying,

    12 Son of man, take up a
lamentation upon the king of Tyrus,
and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord
God; Thou sealest up the sum, full of
wisdom, and perfect in beauty.

    13 Thou hast been in Eden the
garden of God; every precious stone
was thy covering, the sardius, topaz,
and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx,
and the jasper, the sapphire, the
emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold:
the workmanship of thy tabrets and of
thy pipes was prepared in thee in the
day that thou wast created.

    17 Thine heart was lifted up
because of thy beauty, thou hast
corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy
brightness: I will cast thee to the
ground, I will lay thee before kings,
that they may behold thee.

    18 Thou hast defiled thy
sanctuaries by the multitude of thine
iniquities, by the iniquity of thy
traffick; therefore will I bring
forth a fire from the midst of thee,
it shall devour thee, and I will
bring thee to ashes upon the earth in
the sight of all them that behold
thee.

    19 All they that know thee among
the people shall be astonished at
thee: thou shalt be a terror, and
never shalt thou be any more.


Section 1


Genesis 2:7,9,16,17,19,21,22,25

    7 And the Lord God formed man of
the dust of the ground, and breathed
into his nostrils the breath of life;
and man became a living soul.

    9 And out of the ground made the
Lord God to grow every tree that is
pleasant to the sight, and good for
food; the tree of life also in the
midst of the garden, and the tree of
knowledge of good and evil.

    16 And the Lord God commanded the
man, saying, Of every tree of the
garden thou mayest freely eat:

    17 But of the tree of the knowledge
of good and evil, thou shalt not eat
of it: for in the day that thou
eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.


    19 And out of the ground the Lord
God formed every beast of the field,
and every fowl of the air; and
brought them unto Adam to see what he
would call them: and whatsoever Adam
called every living creature, that
was the name thereof.

    21 And the Lord God caused a deep
sleep to fall upon Adam, and he
slept: and he took one of his ribs,
and closed up the flesh instead
thereof;

    22 And the rib, which the Lord God
had taken from man, made he a woman,
and brought her unto the man.

    25 And they were both naked, the
man and his wife, and were not
ashamed.

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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 527:30-5


    (Creation's counterfeit)
    Was it requisite for the formation of man that dust should become sentient, when all being is the reflection of the eternal Mind, and the record declares that God has already created man, both male and female? That Adam gave the name and nature of animals, is solely mythological and material.

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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 306:32


    (The serpent's whisper)
    The parent of all human discord was the Adam-dream, the deep sleep, in which originated the delusion that life and intelligence proceeded from and passed into matter. This pantheistic error, or so-called serpent, insists still upon the opposite of Truth, saying, "Ye shall be as gods;" that is, I will make error as real and eternal as Truth.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 189:18-22


    (Ascending the scale)
    The human mortal mind, by an inevitable perversion, makes all things start from the lowest instead of from the highest mortal thought. The reverse is the case with all the formations of the immortal divine Mind.


Section 2


Genesis 3:1-8

    1 Now the serpent was more subtil
than any beast of the field which the
Lord God had made. And he said unto
the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye
shall not eat of every tree of the
garden?

    2 And the woman said unto the
serpent, We may eat of the fruit of
the trees of the garden:

    3 But of the fruit of the tree
which is in the midst of the garden,
God hath said, Ye shall not eat of
it, neither shall ye touch it, lest
ye die.

    4 And the serpent said unto the
woman, Ye shall not surely die:

    5 For God doth know that in the day
ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall
be opened, and ye shall be as gods,
knowing good and evil.

    6 And when the woman saw that the
tree was good for food, and that it
was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree
to be desired to make one wise, she
took of the fruit thereof, and did
eat, and gave also unto her husband
with her; and he did eat.

    7 And the eyes of them both were
opened, and they knew that they were
naked; and they sewed fig leaves
together, and made themselves aprons.


    8 And they heard the voice of the
Lord God walking in the garden in the
cool of the day: and Adam and his
wife hid themselves from the presence
of the Lord God amongst the trees of
the garden.

***
Hosea 7:13(begin for)

***
or they have fled from me:
destruction unto them! because they
have transgressed against me: though
I have redeemed them, yet they have
spoken lies against me.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 481:12-19

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


    (The fruit forbidden)
    The forbidden fruit of knowledge, against which wisdom warns man, is the testimony of error, declaring existence to be at the mercy of death, and good and evil to be capable of commingling. This is the significance of the Scripture concerning this "tree of the knowledge of good and evil," - this growth of material belief, of which it is said: "In the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die."

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 542:1-5


    (Murder brings its curse)
    The belief of life in matter sins at every step. It incurs divine displeasure, and it would kill Jesus that it might be rid of troublesome Truth. Material beliefs would slay the spiritual idea whenever and wherever it appears.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 529:21-23,30

    (Mythical serpent)
    Whence comes a talking, lying serpent to tempt the children of divine Love? The serpent enters into the metaphor only as evil.
    (Adam)
    Adam, the synonym for error, stands for a belief of material mind. He begins his reign over man somewhat mildly, but he increases in falsehood and his days become shorter. In this development, the immortal, spiritual law of Truth is made manifest as forever opposed to mortal, material sense.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 530:17-25(to .")

    (Error's assumption)
    This myth represents error as always asserting its superiority over truth, giving the lie to divine Science and saying, through the material senses: "I can open your eyes. I can do what God has not done for you. Bow down to me and have another god. Only admit that I am real, that sin and sense are more pleasant to the eyes than spiritual Life, more to be desired than Truth, and I shall know you, and you will be mine."

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 282:28


    (Truth is not inverted)
    Whatever indicates the fall of man or the opposite of God or God's absence, is the Adam-dream, which is neither Mind nor man, for it is not begotten of the Father. The rule of inversion infers from error its opposite, Truth; but Truth is the light which dispels error. As mortals begin to understand Spirit, they give up the belief that there is any true existence apart from God.


Section 3


Genesis 3:9,10,13,16-18

    9 And the Lord God called unto
Adam, and said unto him, Where art
thou?

    10 And he said, I heard thy voice
in the garden, and I was afraid,
because I was naked; and I hid
myself.

    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.

    16 Unto the woman he said, I will
greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy
conception; in sorrow thou shalt
bring forth children; and thy desire
shall be to thy husband, and he shall
rule over thee.

    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;

    18 Thorns also and thistles shall
it bring forth to thee; and thou
shalt eat the herb of the field;

***
Jeremiah 9:13,15

    13 And the Lord saith, Because they
have forsaken my law which I set
before them, and have not obeyed my
voice, neither walked therein;

    15 Therefore thus saith the Lord of
hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I
will feed them, even this people,
with wormwood, and give them water of
gall to drink.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 481:24(begin Sin)-27

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


    (Sense and pure Soul) Sin has the elements of self-destruction. It cannot sustain itself. If sin is supported, God must uphold it, and this is impossible, since Truth cannot support error.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 196:1-4


    (Useful knowledge)
    If materialistic knowledge is power, it is not wisdom. It is but a blind force. Man has "sought out many inventions," but he has not yet found it true that knowledge can save him from the dire effects of knowledge.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 532:5,17-4


    (Progeny cursed)
    All human knowledge and material sense must be gained from the five corporeal senses. Is this knowledge safe, when eating its first fruits brought death? "In the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die," was the prediction in the story under consideration. Adam and his progeny were cursed, not blessed; and this indicates that the divine Spirit, or Father, condemns material man and remands him to dust.
    (Shame the effect of sin)
    Knowledge and pleasure, evolved through material sense, produced the immediate fruits of fear and shame. Ashamed before Truth, error shrank abashed from the divine voice calling out to the corporeal senses. Its summons may be thus paraphrased: "Where art thou, man? Is Mind in matter? Is Mind capable of error as well as of truth, of evil as well as of good, when God is All and He is Mind and there is but one God, hence one Mind?"
    Fear was the first manifestation of the error of material sense. Thus error began and will end the dream of matter. In the allegory the body had been naked, and Adam knew it not; but now error demands that mind shall see and feel through matter, the five senses. The first impression material man had of himself was one of nakedness and shame. Had he lost man's rich inheritance and God's behest, dominion over all the earth? No! This had never been bestowed on Adam.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 188:8


    (Embryonic sinful thoughts)
    Passion, depraved appetites, dishonesty, envy, hatred, revenge ripen into action, only to pass from shame and woe to their final punishment.


Section 4


Romans 5:20,21

    20 Moreover the law entered, that
the offence might abound. But where
sin abounded, grace did much more
abound:

    21 That as sin hath reigned unto
death, even so might grace reign
through righteousness unto eternal
life by Jesus Christ our Lord.
Romans 7:7,9,10,13,14,24,25(to .)

    7 What shall we say then? Is the
law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not
known sin, but by the law: for I had
not known lust, except the law had
said, Thou shalt not covet.

    9 For I was alive without the law
once: but when the commandment came,
sin revived, and I died.

    10 And the commandment, which was
ordained to life, I found to be unto
death.

    13 Was then that which is good made
death unto me? God forbid. But sin,
that it might appear sin, working
death in me by that which is good;
that sin by the commandment might
become exceeding sinful.

    14 For we know that the law is
spiritual: but I am carnal, sold
under sin.

    24 O wretched man that I am! who
shall deliver me from the body of
this death?

    25 I thank God through Jesus Christ
our Lord.

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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 543:8


    (Dwelling in dreamland)
    In divine Science, the material man is shut out from the presence of God. The five corporeal senses cannot take cognizance of Spirit. They cannot come into His presence, and must dwell in dream-land, until mortals arrive at the understanding that material life, with all its sin, sickness, and death, is an illusion, against which divine Science is engaged in a warfare of extermination. The great verities of existence are never excluded by falsity.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 535:10-12

    (Judgment on error)
    Divine Science deals its chief blow at the supposed material foundations of life and intelligence. It dooms idolatry.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 182:19-22


    (No material law)
    Obedience to material law prevents full obedience to spiritual law, - the law which overcomes material conditions and puts matter under the feet of Mind.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 544:28


    (Material personality)
    Material, erroneous belief reverses understanding and truth. It declares mind to be in and of matter, so-called mortal life to be Life, infinity to enter man's nostrils so that matter becomes spiritual. Error begins with corporeality as the producer instead of divine Principle, and explains Deity through mortal and finite conceptions.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 174:17


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


Section 5


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.

***
Luke 15:11-14,17-20

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 322:26-29


    (Uses of suffering)
    The sharp experiences of belief in the supposititious life of matter, as well as our disappointments and ceaseless woes, turn us like tired children to the arms of divine Love.

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.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 184:12


    (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.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 166:23-28

    (Health from reliance on spirituality)
    Failing to recover health through adherence to physiology and hygiene, the despairing invalid often drops them, and in his extremity and only as a last resort, turns to God. The invalid's faith in the divine Mind is less than in drugs, air, and exercise, or he would have resorted to Mind first.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 174:9-14

    (Rise of thought)
    The footsteps of thought, rising above material standpoints, are slow, and portend a long night to the traveller; but the angels of His presence - the spiritual intuitions that tell us when "the night is far spent, the day is at hand" - are our guardians in the gloom.

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


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


Section 6


Revelation 4:1,2,6-11

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

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


    6 And before the throne there was a
sea of glass like unto crystal: and
in the midst of the throne, and round
about the throne, were four beasts
full of eyes before and behind.

    7 And the first beast was like a
lion, and the second beast like a
calf, and the third beast had a face
as a man, and the fourth beast was
like a flying eagle.

    8 And the four beasts had each of
them six wings about him; and they
were full of eyes within: and they
rest not day and night, saying, Holy,
holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which
was, and is, and is to come.

    9 And when those beasts give glory
and honour and thanks to him that sat
on the throne, who liveth for ever
and ever,

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

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

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 68:30


    (God's creation intact)
    Proportionately as human generation ceases, the unbroken links of eternal, harmonious being will be spiritually discerned; and man, not of the earth earthly but coexistent with God, will appear. The scientific fact that man and the universe are evolved from Spirit, and so are spiritual, is as fixed in divine Science as is the proof that mortals gain the sense of health only as they lose the sense of sin and disease. Mortals can never understand God's creation while believing that man is a creator. God's children already created will be cognized only as man finds the truth of being. Thus it is that the real, ideal man appears in proportion as the false and material disappears. No longer to marry or to be "given in marriage" neither closes man's continuity nor his sense of increasing number in God's infinite plan. Spiritually to understand that there is but one creator, God, unfolds all creation, confirms the Scriptures, brings the sweet assurance of no parting, no pain, and of man deathless and perfect and eternal.

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 63:5

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

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 490:23-25

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


    (True nature and origin)
    The scientifically Christian explanations of the nature and origin of man destroy all material sense with immortal testimony.

Subheadings in this lesson

19 1 - The effect of names
19 1 - Creation's counterfeit
19 1 - Mankind redeemed
19 1 - The serpent's whisper
19 1 - Ascending the scale
19 2 - The fruit forbidden
19 2 - Murder brings its curse
19 2 - Mythical serpent
19 2 - Adam
19 2 - Error's assumption
19 2 - Truth is not inverted
19 3 - Sense and pure Soul
19 3 - Useful knowledge
19 3 - Progeny cursed
19 3 - Shame the effect of sin
19 3 - Embryonic sinful thoughts
19 4 - Eternal man recognized
19 4 - Dwelling in dreamland
19 4 - Judgment on error
19 4 - No material law
19 4 - Material personality
19 4 - Rise of thought
19 5 - Uses of suffering
19 5 - Godward gravitation
19 5 - Belief and understanding
19 5 - Health from reliance on spirituality
19 5 - Rise of thought
19 5 - Paean of jubilee
19 6 - God's creation intact
19 6 - Spiritual origin
19 6 - True nature and origin


May 12,1907

Subject: 20

MORTALS AND IMMORTALS.

3ooo



-- Golden Text --

Psalm 17:15

    15 As for me, I will behold thy
face in righteousness: I shall be
satisfied, when I awake, with thy
likeness.


Responsive Reading


Psalm 4:1-6

    1 Hear me when I call, O God of my
righteousness: thou hast enlarged me
when I was in distress; have mercy
upon me, and hear my prayer.

    2 O ye sons of men, how long will
ye turn my glory into shame? how long
will ye love vanity, and seek after
leasing?

    3 But know that the Lord hath set
apart him that is godly for himself:
the Lord will hear when I call unto
him.

    4 Stand in awe, and sin not:
commune with your own heart upon your
bed, and be still.

    5 Offer the sacrifices of
righteousness, and put your trust in
the Lord.

    6 There be many that say, Who will
shew us any good? Lord, lift thou up
the light of thy countenance upon us.

Psalm 20:1,2,4-9

    1 The Lord hear thee in the day of
trouble; the name of the God of Jacob
defend thee;

    2 Send thee help from the
sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of
Zion;

    4 Grant thee according to thine own
heart, and fulfil all thy counsel.

    5 We will rejoice in thy salvation,
and in the name of our God we will
set up our banners: the Lord fulfil
all thy petitions.

    6 Now know I that the Lord saveth
his anointed; he will hear him from
his holy heaven with the saving
strength of his right hand.

    7 Some trust in chariots, and some
in horses: but we will remember the
name of the Lord our God.

    8 They are brought down and fallen:
but we are risen, and stand upright.

    9 Save, Lord: let the king hear us
when we call.


Section 1


Psalm 51:5

    5 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity;
and in sin did my mother conceive me.

***
Jeremiah 15:10

    10 #Woe is me, my mother, that thou
hast borne me a man of strife and a
man of contention to the whole earth!
I have neither lent on usury, nor men
have lent to me on usury; yet every
one of them doth curse me.

***
Romans 3:11,12,19,23

    11 There is none that
understandeth, there is none that
seeketh after God.

    12 They are all gone out of the
way, they are together become
unprofitable; there is none that
doeth good, no, not one.

    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.

    23 For all have sinned, and come
short of the glory of God;

***
Revelation 2:17

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

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 476:13-17

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


    (Mortals are not immortals)
    Mortals are not fallen children of God. They never had a perfect state of being, which may subsequently be regained. They were, from the beginning of mortal history, "conceived in sin and brought forth in iniquity."

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 475:31-4

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

    (Man unfallen)
    A mortal sinner is not God's man. Mortals are the counterfeits of immortals. They are the children of the wicked one, or the one evil, which declares that man begins in dust or as a material embryo.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 479:1

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


    (Immortal birthright) If a child is the offspring of physical sense and not of Soul, the child must have a material, not a spiritual origin. With what truth, then, could the Scriptural rejoicing be uttered by any mother, "I have gotten a man from the Lord"? On the contrary, if aught comes from God, it cannot be mortal and material; it must be immortal and spiritual.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 259:22


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 295:11


    (Mortals unlike immortals)
    Mortals are not like immortals, created in God's own image; but infinite Spirit being all, mortal consciousness will at last yield to the scientific fact and disappear, and the real sense of being, perfect and forever intact, will appear.


Section 2


Genesis 6:5

    5 #And God saw that the wickedness
of man was great in the earth, and
that every imagination of the
thoughts of his heart was only evil
continually.

***
Jeremiah 23:16-18

    16 Thus saith the Lord of hosts,
Hearken not unto the words of the
prophets that prophesy unto you: they
make you vain: they speak a vision of
their own heart, and not out of the
mouth of the Lord.

    17 They say still unto them that
despise me, The Lord hath said, Ye
shall have peace; and they say unto
every one that walketh after the
imagination of his own heart, No evil
shall come upon you.

    18 For who hath stood in the
counsel of the Lord, and hath
perceived and heard his word? who
hath marked his word, and heard it?

***
Zechariah 8:16,17

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

    17 And let none of you imagine evil
in your hearts against his neighbour;
and love no false oath: for all these
are things that I hate, saith the
Lord.

***
Hebrews 4:12

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

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 260:7-8,24


    (Spiritual discovery)
    The conceptions of mortal, erring thought must give way to the ideal of all that is perfect and eternal.
    (Requisite change of our ideals)
    Selfishness and sensualism are educated in mortal mind by the thoughts ever recurring to one's self, by conversation about the body, and by the expectation of perpetual pleasure or pain from it; and this education is at the expense of spiritual growth. If we array thought in mortal vestures, it must lose its immortal nature.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 208:31


    (Sickness as only thought)
    You should banish all thoughts of disease and sin and of other beliefs included in matter. Man, being immortal, has a perfect indestructible life. It is the mortal belief which makes the body discordant and diseased in proportion as ignorance, fear, or human will governs mortals.

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 68:2


    (Basis of true religion)
    At present mortals progress slowly for fear of being thought ridiculous. They are slaves to fashion, pride, and sense. Sometime we shall learn how Spirit, the great architect, has created men and women in Science. We ought to weary of the fleeting and false and to cherish nothing which hinders our highest selfhood.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 263:7-10


    (Mortal man a mis-creator)
    When mortal man blends his thoughts of existence with the spiritual and works only as God works, he will no longer grope in the dark and cling to earth because he has not tasted heaven.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 262:17-23

    (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.


Section 3


Job 16:22

    22 When a few years are come, then
I shall go the way whence I shall not
return.

***
Psalm 90:10

    10 The days of our years are
threescore years and ten; and if by
reason of strength they be fourscore
years, yet is their strength labour
and sorrow; for it is soon cut off,
and we fly away.

***
Ecclesiastes 6:12

    12 For who knoweth what is good for
man in this life, all the days of his
vain life which he spendeth as a
shadow? for who can tell a man what
shall be after him under the sun?
Ecclesiastes 8:8

    8 There is no man that hath power
over the spirit to retain the spirit;
neither hath he power in the day of
death: and there is no discharge in
that war; neither shall wickedness
deliver those that are given to it.
Ecclesiastes 11:7,8

    7 #Truly the light is sweet, and a
pleasant thing it is for the eyes to
behold the sun:

    8 But if a man live many years, and
rejoice in them all; yet let him
remember the days of darkness; for
they shall be many. All that cometh
is vanity.

***
James 4:13,14

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

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 312:19-20


    (Vain ecstasies)
    Mortals claim that death is inevitable; but man's eternal Principle is ever-present Life.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 203:24


    (Suicide and sin)
    Death is not a stepping-stone to Life, immortality, and bliss. The so-called sinner is a suicide. Sin kills the sinner and will continue to kill him so long as he sins. The foam and fury of illegitimate living and of fearful and doleful dying should disappear on the shore of time; then the waves of sin, sorrow, and death beat in vain.

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.

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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 492:7-12

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


    (Mind one and all)
    Being is holiness, harmony, immortality. It is already proved that a knowledge of this, even in small degree, will uplift the physical and moral standard of mortals, will increase longevity, will purify and elevate character. Thus progress will finally destroy all error, and bring immortality to light.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 548:9


    (The clouds dissolving)
    How little light or heat reach our earth when clouds cover the sun's face! So Christian Science can be seen only as the clouds of corporeal sense roll away. Earth has little light or joy for mortals before Life is spiritually learned. 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.


Section 4


Luke 12:1,2,35,36

    1 In the mean time, when there
were gathered together an innumerable
multitude of people, insomuch that
they trode one upon another, he began
to say unto his disciples first of
all, Beware ye of the leaven of the
Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.

    2 For there is nothing covered,
that shall not be revealed; neither
hid, that shall not be known.

    35 Let your loins be girded about,
and your lights burning;

    36 And ye yourselves like unto men
that wait for their lord, when he will
return from the wedding; that when he
cometh and knocketh, they may open
unto him immediately.

***
Colossians 2:9,10

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

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

***
Philipians 3:13,14

    13 Brethren, I count not myself to
have apprehended: but this one thing I
do, forgetting those things which are
behind, and reaching forth unto those
things which are before,

    14 I press toward the mark for the
prize of the high calling of God in
Christ Jesus.

***
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.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 262:7


    (Forgetfulness of self)
    By putting "off the old man with his deeds," mortals "put on immortality."

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 254:2


    (Patience and final perfection)
    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. To stop eating, drinking, or being clothed materially before the spiritual facts of existence are gained step by step, is not legitimate. When we wait patiently on God and seek Truth righteously, He directs our path. Imperfect mortals grasp the ultimate of spiritual perfection slowly; but to begin aright and to continue the strife of demonstrating the great problem of being, is doing much.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 266:24-27


    (Beatific presence)
    Mortals must follow Jesus' sayings and his demonstrations, which dominate the flesh. Perfect and infinite Mind enthroned is heaven. The evil beliefs which originate in mortals are hell.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 296:6-10


    (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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 519:14


    (Infinity measureless)
    Mortals can never know the infinite, until they throw off the old man and reach the spiritual image and likeness. What can fathom infinity! How shall we declare Him, till, in the language of the apostle, "we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ"?


Section 5


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 11:1,2

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

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

***
Galatians 4:4,5

    4 But when the fulness of the time
was come, God sent forth his Son, made
of a woman, made under the law,

    5 To redeem them that were under
the law, that we might receive the
adoption of sons.

***
Ephesians 1:3-6

    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:

    5 Having predestinated us unto the
adoption of children by Jesus Christ
to himself, according to the good
pleasure of his will,

    6 To the praise of the glory of his
grace, wherein he hath made us
accepted in the beloved.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 336:9-12,16

  (- 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.
    Immortal man is not and never was material, but always spiritual and eternal.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 444:27


    (Charity to those opposed)
    Immortals, or God's children in divine Science, are one harmonious family; but mortals, or the "children of men" in material sense, are discordant and ofttimes false brethren.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 316:3-7,20


    (Jesus as mediator)
    The real man being linked by Science to his Maker, mortals need only turn from sin and lose sight of mortal selfhood to find Christ, the real man and his relation to God, and to recognize the divine sonship.
    (Spiritual government) Christ presents the indestructible man, whom Spirit creates, constitutes, and governs. Christ illustrates that blending with God, his divine Principle, which gives man dominion over all the earth.

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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 476:11-13

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


    (Mortals are not immortals)
    Mortals will disappear, and immortals, or the children of God, will appear as the only and eternal verities of man.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 301:32(only)


    (Inverted images and ideas)
    Immortality is not bounded by mortality.


Section 6


Psalm 37:37

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

***
Matthew 5:8

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

***
John 6:45,46

    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.

***
Philipians 4:8

    8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever
things are true, whatsoever things
are honest, whatsoever things are
just, whatsoever things are pure,
whatsoever things are lovely,
whatsoever things are of good report;
if there be any virtue, and if there
be any praise, think on these things.

***
Revelation 3:20,21

    20 Behold, I stand at the door, and
knock: if any man hear my voice, and
open the door, I will come in to him,
and will sup with him, and he with
me.

    21 To him that overcometh will I
grant to sit with me in my throne,
even as I also overcame, and am set
down with my Father in his throne.

***
Matthew 5:48

    48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as
your Father which is in heaven is
perfect.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 253:32-2


    (Patience and final perfection)
    The divine demand, "Be ye therefore perfect," is scientific, and the human footsteps leading to perfection are indispensable.

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.

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


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

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 550:12


    (Deep-reaching interrogations)
    The true sense of being and its eternal perfection should appear now, even as it will hereafter.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 304:14


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

Subheadings in this lesson

20 1 - Mortals are not immortals
20 1 - Man unfallen
20 1 - Immortal birthright
20 1 - Immortal models
20 1 - Mortals unlike immortals
20 2 - Spiritual discovery
20 2 - Requisite change of our ideals
20 2 - Sickness as only thought
20 2 - Basis of true religion
20 2 - Mortal man a mis-creator
20 2 - The true sense
20 3 - Vain ecstasies
20 3 - Suicide and sin
20 3 - Death no advantage
20 3 - Soul impeccable
20 3 - Mind one and all
20 3 - The clouds dissolving
20 4 - Forgetfulness of self
20 4 - Patience and final perfection
20 4 - Beatific presence
20 4 - Scientific purgation
20 4 - Infinity measureless
20 5 - -22- The real manhood
20 5 - Charity to those opposed
20 5 - Jesus as mediator
20 5 - Spiritual government
20 5 - Death outdone
20 5 - Mortals are not immortals
20 5 - Inverted images and ideas
20 6 - Patience and final perfection
20 6 - -26- Purity the path to perfection
20 6 - Rebukes helpful
20 6 - The kingdom within
20 6 - Deep-reaching interrogations
20 6 - Man inseparable from Love


May 19,1907

Subject: 21

SOUL AND BODY.

3ooo



-- Golden Text --

Lamentations 3:24

    24 The Lord is my portion, saith my
soul; therefore will I hope in him.


Responsive Reading


Lamentations 3:1-8,14,15,17-23

    1 I am the man that hath seen
affliction by the rod of his wrath.

    2 He hath led me, and brought me
into darkness, but not into light.

    3 Surely against me is he turned;
he turneth his hand against me all
the day.

    4 My flesh and my skin hath he made
old; he hath broken my bones.

    5 He hath builded against me, and
compassed me with gall and travail.

    6 He hath set me in dark places, as
they that be dead of old.

    7 He hath hedged me about, that I
cannot get out: he hath made my chain
heavy.

    8 Also when I cry and shout, he
shutteth out my prayer.

    14 I was a derision to all my
people; and their song all the day.

    15 He hath filled me with
bitterness, he hath made me drunken
with wormwood.

    17 And thou hast removed my soul
far off from peace: I forgat
prosperity.

    18 And I said, My strength and my
hope is perished from the Lord.

    19 Remembering mine affliction and
my misery, the wormwood and the gall.

    20 My soul hath them still in
remembrance, and is humbled in me.

    21 This I recall to my mind,
therefore have I hope.

    22 It is of the Lord's mercies that
we are not consumed, because his
compassions fail not.

    23 They are new every morning:
great is thy faithfulness.


Section 1


Ezekiel 18:1-4,19,22,31,32

    1 The word of the Lord came unto
me again, saying,

    2 What mean ye, that ye use this
proverb concerning the land of
Israel, saying, The fathers have
eaten sour grapes, and the children's
teeth are set on edge?

    3 As I live, saith the Lord God, ye
shall not have occasion any more to
use this proverb in Israel.

    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.

    19 #Yet say ye, Why? doth not the
son bear the iniquity of the father?
When the son hath done that which is
lawful and right, and hath kept all
my statutes, and hath done them, he
shall surely live.

    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.

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

    32 For I have no pleasure in the
death of him that dieth, saith the
Lord God: wherefore turn yourselves,
and live ye.

***
Psalm 97:9,10,12

    9 For thou, Lord, art high above
all the earth: thou art exalted far
above all gods.

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

    12 Rejoice in the Lord, ye
righteous; and give thanks at the
remembrance of his holiness.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 318:28


    (Sickness as discord)
    The governor is not subjected to the governed. In Science man is governed by God, divine Principle, as numbers are controlled and proved by His laws. Intelligence does not originate in numbers, but is manifested through them. The body does not include soul, but manifests mortality, a false sense of soul. The delusion that there is life in matter has no kinship with the Life supernal.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 335:16-18(to .),21

  (- 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.
    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.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 200:8,20


    (A mortal not man)
    Whoever is incompetent to explain Soul would be wise not to undertake the explanation of body. 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. The Psalmist said: "Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of Thy hands. Thou hast put all things under his feet."
    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.

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 60:29-31


    (Spiritual concord)
    Soul has infinite resources with which to bless mankind, and happiness would be more readily attained and would be more secure in our keeping, if sought in Soul.


Section 2


Revelation 18:1-3,11-13

    1 And after these things I saw
another angel come down from heaven,
having great power; and the earth was
lightened with his glory.

    2 And he cried mightily with a
strong voice, saying, Babylon the
great is fallen, is fallen, and is
become the habitation of devils, and
the hold of every foul spirit, and a
cage of every unclean and hateful
bird.

    3 For all nations have drunk of the
wine of the wrath of her fornication,
and the kings of the earth have
committed fornication with her, and
the merchants of the earth are waxed
rich through the abundance of her
delicacies.

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

    12 The merchandise of gold, and
silver, and precious stones, and of
pearls, and fine linen, and purple,
and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine
wood, and all manner vessels of
ivory, and all manner vessels of most
precious wood, and of brass, and
iron, and marble,

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

***
Psalm 72:1,12-14

    1 Give the king thy judgments, O
God, and thy righteousness unto the
king's son.

    12 For he shall deliver the needy
when he crieth; the poor also, and
him that hath no helper.

    13 He shall spare the poor and
needy, and shall save the souls of
the needy.

    14 He shall redeem their soul from
deceit and violence: and precious
shall their blood be in his sight.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 122:29


    (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. The Ptolemaic blunder could not affect the harmony of being as does the error relating to soul and body, which reverses the order of Science and assigns to matter the power and prerogative of Spirit, so that man becomes the most absolutely weak and inharmonious creature in the universe.

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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 478:3

(15) Question: What are body and Soul?
ADAM = A so-called finite mind, producing other minds, thus making "gods many and lords many."
Topic: Are Sin, Disease, and Death Real?


    (A vacant domicile)
    What evidence of Soul or of immortality have you within mortality? Even according to the teachings of natural science, man has never beheld Spirit or Soul leaving a body or entering it. What basis is there for the theory of indwelling spirit, except the claim of mortal belief? What would be thought of the declaration that a house was inhabited, and by a certain class of persons, when no such persons were ever seen to go into the house or to come out of it, nor were they even visible through the windows? Who can see a soul in the body?

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 476:6-10

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


    (Mortals are not immortals)
    Error, urged to its final limits, is self-destroyed. Error will cease to claim that soul is in body, that life and intelligence are in matter, and that this matter is man. God is the Principle of man, and man is the idea of God.

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.


Section 3


Matthew 12:18-20

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

    19 He shall not strive, nor cry;
neither shall any man hear his voice
in the streets.

    20 A bruised reed shall he not
break, and smoking flax shall he not
quench, till he send forth judgment
unto victory.

***
I John 5:4

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

***
Hebrews 13:7,8,20,21

    7 Remember them which have the rule
over you, who have spoken unto you
the word of God: whose faith follow,
considering the end of their
conversation.

    8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday,
and to day, and for ever.

    20 Now the God of peace, that
brought again from the dead our Lord
Jesus, that great shepherd of the
sheep, through the blood of the
everlasting covenant,

    21 Make you perfect in every good
work to do his will, working in you
that which is wellpleasing in his
sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom
be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 122:7


    (Opposing testimony)
    The material senses' reversal of the Science of Soul was practically exposed nineteen hundred years ago by the demonstrations of Jesus; yet these so-called senses still make mortal mind tributary to mortal body, and ordain certain sections of matter, such as brain and nerves, as the seats of pain and pleasure, from which matter reports to this so-called mind its status of happiness or misery.

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.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 167:1


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


Section 4


Job 10:1,20-22

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

    20 Are not my days few? cease then,
and let me alone, that I may take
comfort a little,

    21 Before I go whence I shall not
return, even to the land of darkness
and the shadow of death;

    22 A land of darkness, as darkness
itself; and of the shadow of death,
without any order, and where the
light is as darkness.

***
Psalm 33:18,19

    18 Behold, the eye of the Lord is
upon them that fear him, upon them
that hope in his mercy;

    19 To deliver their soul from
death, and to keep them alive in
famine.

***
James 5:19,20

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

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

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


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 295:19


    (Goodness transparent)
    The mortal mind through which Truth appears most vividly is that one which has lost much materiality - much error - in order to become a better transparency for Truth. Then, like a cloud melting into thin vapor, it no longer hides the sun.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 485:18-24

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


    (Scientific translations) Not death, but the understanding of Life, makes man immortal. The belief that life can be in matter or soul in body, and that man springs from dust or from an egg, is the result of the mortal error which Christ, or Truth, destroys by fulfilling the spiritual law of being, in which man is perfect, even as the "Father which is in heaven is perfect."

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


    (Life not contingent on matter)
    If it is true that man lives, this fact can never change in Science to the opposite belief that man dies. Life is the law of Soul, even the law of the spirit of Truth, and Soul is never without its representative. Man's individual being can no more die nor disappear in unconsciousness than can Soul, for both are immortal.


Section 5


James 1:17,18,21-25

    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.

    21 Wherefore lay apart all
filthiness and superfluity of
naughtiness, and receive with
meekness the engrafted word, which is
able to save your souls.

    22 But be ye doers of the word, and
not hearers only, deceiving your own
selves.

    23 For if any be a hearer of the
word, and not a doer, he is like unto
a man beholding his natural face in a
glass:

    24 For he beholdeth himself, and
goeth his way, and straightway
forgetteth what manner of man he was.


    25 But whoso looketh into the
perfect law of liberty, and
continueth therein, he being not a
forgetful hearer, but a doer of the
work, this man shall be blessed in
his deed.

***
Matthew 7:24,25

    24 #Therefore whosoever heareth
these sayings of mine, and doeth
them, I will liken him unto a wise
man, which built his house upon a
rock:

    25 And the rain descended, and the
floods came, and the winds blew, and
beat upon that house; and it fell
not: for it was founded upon a rock.

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

  (- MORTAL MIND - Death)


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 312:1

    (Sense-dreams)
    How true it is that whatever is learned through material sense must be lost because such so-called knowledge is reversed by the spiritual facts of being in Science. That which material sense calls intangible, is found to be substance. What to material sense seems substance, becomes nothingness, as the sense-dream vanishes and reality appears.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 311:14

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

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 481:28-32

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


    (Sense and pure Soul) Soul is the divine Principle of man and never sins, - hence the immortality of Soul. In Science we learn that it is material sense, not Soul, which sins; and it will be found that it is the sense of sin which is lost, and not a sinful soul.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 269:14


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


Section 6


Psalm 34:8,22

    8 O taste and see that the Lord is
good: blessed is the man that trusteth
in him.

    22 The Lord redeemeth the soul of
his servants: and none of them that
trust in him shall be desolate.
Psalm 35:9

    9 And my soul shall be joyful in
the Lord: it shall rejoice in his
salvation.

***
I Peter 1:22

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

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 477:22-2

(15) Question: What are body and Soul?
ADAM = A so-called finite mind, producing other minds, thus making "gods many and lords many."
Topic: Are Sin, Disease, and Death Real?


    (Reflection of Spirit)
    Soul is the substance, Life, and intelligence of man, which is individualized, but not in matter. Soul can never reflect anything inferior to Spirit.
    (Man inseperable from Spirit)
    Man is the expression of Soul. The Indians caught some glimpses of the underlying reality, when they called a certain beautiful lake "the smile of the Great Spirit." 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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 302:19,26


    (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.
    Man's true consciousness is in the mental, not in any bodily or personal likeness to Spirit. Indeed, the body presents no proper likeness of divinity, though mortal sense would fain have us so believe.

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 62:27-1


    (Superior law of Soul)
    The higher nature of man is not governed by the lower; if it were, the order of wisdom would be reversed. Our false views of life hide eternal harmony, and produce the ills of which we complain. Because mortals believe in material laws and reject the Science of Mind, this does not make materiality first and the superior law of Soul last.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 420:3-4


    (True government of man)
    Truth not error, Love not hate, Spirit not matter, governs man.

Subheadings in this lesson

21 1 - Sickness as discord
21 1 - -19- Soul and Spirit one
21 1 - A mortal not man
21 1 - Spiritual concord
21 2 - Ptolemaic and psychical error
21 2 - Life only in Spirit
21 2 - A vacant domicile
21 2 - Mortals are not immortals
21 2 - Healthful explanation
21 3 - Opposing testimony
21 3 - Jesus' disregard of matter
21 3 - Health from reliance on spirituality
21 4 - A belief suicidal
21 4 - Goodness transparent
21 4 - Scientific translations
21 4 - Life not contingent on matter
21 5 - -28- Truth demonstrated
21 5 - Sense-dreams
21 5 - Soul impeccable
21 5 - Sense and pure Soul
21 5 - Divine metaphysics
21 6 - Reflection of Spirit
21 6 - Man inseperable from Spirit
21 6 - Definition of man
21 6 - Superior law of Soul
21 6 - True government of man


May 26,1907

Subject: 22

ANCIENT AND MODERN NECROMANCY, ALIAS MESMERISM AND HYPNOTISM, DENOUNCED.

ooo3



-- Golden Text --

Malachi 3:5

    5 And I will come near to you to
judgment; and I will be a swift
witness against the sorcerers, and
against the adulterers, and against
false swearers, and against those
that oppress the hireling in his
wages, the widow, and the fatherless,
and that turn aside the stranger from
his right, and fear not me, saith the
Lord of hosts.


Responsive Reading


Daniel 6:1,6,7,9,11,12,16-26

    1 It pleased Darius to set over
the kingdom an hundred and twenty
princes, which should be over the
whole kingdom;

    6 Then these presidents and princes
assembled together to the king, and
said thus unto him, King Darius, live
for ever.

    7 All the presidents of the
kingdom, the governors, and the
princes, the counsellors, and the
captains, have consulted together to
establish a royal statute, and to
make a firm decree, that whosoever
shall ask a petition of any God or
man for thirty days, save of thee, O
king, he shall be cast into the den
of lions.

    9 Wherefore king Darius signed the
writing and the decree.

    11 Then these men assembled, and
found Daniel praying and making
supplication before his God.

    12 Then they came near, and spake
before the king concerning the king's
decree; Hast thou not signed a
decree, that every man that shall ask
a petition of any God or man within
thirty days, save of thee, O king,
shall be cast into the den of lions?
The king answered and said, The thing
is true, according to the law of the
Medes and Persians, which altereth
not.

    16 Then the king commanded, and
they brought Daniel, and cast him
into the den of lions. Now the king
spake and said unto Daniel, Thy God
whom thou servest continually, he
will deliver thee.

    17 And a stone was brought, and
laid upon the mouth of the den; and
the king sealed it with his own
signet, and with the signet of his
lords; that the purpose might not be
changed concerning Daniel.

    18 #Then the king went to his
palace, and passed the night fasting:
neither were instruments of musick
brought before him: and his sleep
went from him.

    19 Then the king arose very early
in the morning, and went in haste
unto the den of lions.

    20 And when he came to the den, he
cried with a lamentable voice unto
Daniel: and the king spake and said
to Daniel, O Daniel, servant of the
living God, is thy God, whom thou
servest continually, able to deliver
thee from the lions?

    21 Then said Daniel unto the king,
O king, live for ever.

    22 My God hath sent his angel, and
hath shut the lions' mouths, that they
have not hurt me: forasmuch as before
him innocency was found in me; and
also before thee, O king, have I done
no hurt.

    23 Then was the king exceeding glad
for him, and commanded that they
should take Daniel up out of the den.
So Daniel was taken up out of the
den, and no manner of hurt was found
upon him, because he believed in his
God.

    24 #And the king commanded, and
they brought those men which had
accused Daniel, and they cast them
into the den of lions, them, their
children, and their wives; and the
lions had the mastery of them, and
brake all their bones in pieces or
ever they came at the bottom of the
den.

    25 #Then king Darius wrote unto all
people, nations, and languages, that
dwell in all the earth; Peace be
multiplied unto you.

    26 I make a decree, That in every
dominion of my kingdom men tremble
and fear before the God of Daniel:
for he is the living God, and
stedfast for ever, and his kingdom
that which shall not be destroyed,
and his dominion shall be even unto
the end.


Section 1


Genesis 3:4-6,13-15

    4 And the serpent said unto the
woman, Ye shall not surely die:

    5 For God doth know that in the day
ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall
be opened, and ye shall be as gods,
knowing good and evil.

    6 And when the woman saw that the
tree was good for food, and that it
was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree
to be desired to make one wise, she
took of the fruit thereof, and did
eat, and gave also unto her husband
with her; and he did eat.

    13 And the Lord God said unto the
woman, What is this that thou hast
done? And the woman said, The serpent
beguiled me, and I did eat.

    14 And the Lord God said unto the
serpent, Because thou hast done this,
thou art cursed above all cattle, and
above every beast of the field; upon
thy belly shalt thou go, and dust
shalt thou eat all the days of thy
life:

    15 And I will put enmity between
thee and the woman, and between thy
seed and her seed; it shall bruise
thy head, and thou shalt bruise his
heel.
Genesis 4:1

    1 And Adam knew Eve his wife; and
she conceived, and bare Cain, and
said, I have gotten a man from the
Lord.

***
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.

***
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.

594:1-4(to magnetism;) Chapter 17: Glossary
(SERPENT)

    SERPENT (ophis, in Greek; nacash, in Hebrew). Subtlety; a lie; the opposite of Truth, named error; the first statement of mythology and idolatry; the belief in more than one God; animal magnetism;

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 554:16(begin The)-28


    (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.
    (Mendacity of error)
    Jesus defined this opposite of God and His creation better than we can, when he said, "He is a liar, and the father of it." Jesus also said, "Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil?" This he said of Judas, one of Adam's race. Jesus never intimated that God made a devil, but he did say, "Ye are of your father, the devil." All these sayings were to show that mind in matter is the author of itself, and is simply a falsity and illusion.

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 - 534:24-30

    (Bruising sin's head)
    There will be greater mental opposition to the spiritual, scientific meaning of the Scriptures than there has ever been since the Christian era began. The serpent, material sense, will bite the heel of the woman, - will struggle to destroy the spiritual idea of Love; and the woman, this idea, will bruise the head of lust.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 564:24


    (Doom of the dragon)
    From Genesis to the Apocalypse, sin, sickness, and death, envy, hatred, and revenge, - all evil, - are typified by a serpent, or animal subtlety. Jesus said, quoting a line from the Psalms, "They hated me without a cause." The serpent is perpetually close upon the heel of harmony. From the beginning to the end, the serpent pursues with hatred the spiritual idea. In Genesis, this allegorical, talking serpent typifies mortal mind, "more subtle than any beast of the field." In the Apocalypse, when nearing its doom, this evil increases and becomes the great red dragon, swollen with sin, inflamed with war against spirituality, and ripe for destruction. It is full of lust and hate, loathing the brightness of divine glory.


Section 2


Exodus 4:1-5

    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.
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.

***
Lamentations 3:37,38

    37 #Who is he that saith, and it
cometh to pass, when the Lord
commandeth it not?

    38 Out of the mouth of the most
High proceedeth not evil and good?

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 484:21

(18) Question: Does Christian Science, or metaphysical healing, include medication, material hygiene, mesmerism, hypnotism, theosophy, or spiritualism?
ADAM = A so-called man, whose origin, substance, and mind are found to be the antipode of God, or Spirit.
Topic: Everlasting Punishment


    (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 - 102:1


    (Mere negation)
    Animal magnetism has no scientific foundation, for God governs all that is real, harmonious, and eternal, and His power is neither animal nor human. Its basis being a belief and this belief animal, in Science animal magnetism, mesmerism, or hypnotism is a mere negation, possessing neither intelligence, power, nor reality, and in sense it is an unreal concept of the so-called mortal mind.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 185:7-17


    (A so-called mind-cure)
    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.

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


    (Light and darkness)
    With its divine proof, Science reverses the evidence of material sense. Every quality and condition of mortality is lost, swallowed up in immortality.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 319:15


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


Section 3


Exodus 8:15,16,18,19

    15 But when Pharaoh saw that there
was respite, he hardened his heart,
and hearkened not unto them; as the
Lord had said.

    16 #And the Lord said unto Moses,
Say unto Aaron, Stretch out thy rod,
and smite the dust of the land, that
it may become lice throughout all the
land of Egypt.

    18 And the magicians did so with
their enchantments to bring forth
lice, but they could not: so there
were lice upon man, and upon beast.

    19 Then the magicians said unto
Pharaoh, This is the finger of God:
and Pharaoh's heart was hardened, and
he hearkened not unto them; as the
Lord had said.

***
Ecclesiastes 8:11-13

    11 Because sentence against an evil
work is not executed speedily,
therefore the heart of the sons of
men is fully set in them to do evil.

    12 #Though a sinner do evil an
hundred times, and his days be
prolonged, yet surely I know that it
shall be well with them that fear
God, which fear before him:

    13 But it shall not be well with
the wicked, neither shall he prolong
his days, which are as a shadow;
because he feareth not before God.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 540:9


    (Cleansing upheaval)
    The muddy river-bed must be stirred in order to purify the stream. 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.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 82:31-9


    (Impossible intercommunion)
    In a world of sin and sensuality hastening to a greater development of power, it is wise earnestly to consider whether it is the human mind or the divine Mind which is influencing one. What the prophets of Jehovah did, the worshippers of Baal failed to do; yet artifice and delusion claimed that they could equal the work of wisdom.
    Science only can explain the incredible good and evil elements now coming to the surface. Mortals must find refuge in Truth in order to escape the error of these latter days.

o4oo Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked - 103:15


    (Liberation of mental powers)
    The maximum of good is the infinite God and His idea, the All-in-all. Evil is a suppositional lie.

o4oo Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked - 104:13

    (Perfection of divine government)
    Christian Science goes to the bottom of mental action, and reveals the theodicy which indicates the rightness of all divine action, as the emanation of divine Mind, and the consequent wrongness of the opposite so-called action, - evil, occultism, necromancy, mesmerism, animal magnetism, hypnotism.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 288:10-14


    (The great conflict) When the final physical and moral effects of Christian Science are fully apprehended, the conflict between truth and error, understanding and belief, Science and material sense, foreshadowed by the prophets and inaugurated by Jesus, will cease, and spiritual harmony reign.


Section 4


Deuteronomy 18:9-12

    9 #When thou art come into the land
which the Lord thy God giveth thee,
thou shalt not learn to do after the
abominations of those nations.

    10 There shall not be found among
you any one that maketh his son or
his daughter to pass through the
fire, or that useth divination, or an
observer of times, or an enchanter,
or a witch,

    11 Or a charmer, or a consulter
with familiar spirits, or a wizard,
or a necromancer.

    12 For all that do these things are
an abomination unto the Lord: and
because of these abominations the
Lord thy God doth drive them out from
before thee.

***
Romans 1:18,22,23,29,32

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

    22 Professing themselves to be
wise, they became fools,

    23 And changed the glory of the
uncorruptible God into an image made
like to corruptible man, and to
birds, and fourfooted beasts, and
creeping things.

    29 Being filled with all
unrighteousness, fornication,
wickedness, covetousness,
maliciousness; full of envy, murder,
debate, deceit, malignity;
whisperers,

    32 Who knowing the judgment of God,
that they which commit such things
are worthy of death, not only do the
same, but have pleasure in them that
do them.

o4oo Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked - 102:16-23


    (Hidden agents)
    The mild forms of animal magnetism are disappearing, and its aggressive features are coming to the front. The looms of crime, hidden in the dark recesses of mortal thought, are every hour weaving webs more complicated and subtle. So secret are the present methods of animal magnetism that they ensnare the age into indolence, and produce the very apathy on the subject which the criminal desires.

o4oo Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked - 103:23(begin The)-2

    (The genus of error) The malicious form of hypnotism ultimates in moral idiocy. The truths of immortal Mind sustain man, and they annihilate the fables of mortal mind, whose flimsy and gaudy pretensions, like silly moths, singe their own wings and fall into dust.
    (Thought-transference)
    In reality there is no mortal mind, and consequently no transference of mortal thought and will-power. Life and being are of God. In Christian Science, man can do no harm, for scientific thoughts are true thoughts, passing from God to man.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 450:29-2


    (False claims annihilated)
    Knowing the claim of animal magnetism, that all evil combines in the belief of life, substance, and intelligence in matter, electricity, animal nature, and organic life, who will deny that these are the errors which Truth must and will annihilate?

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 451:19

    (Obligations of teachers)
    Every Christian Scientist, every conscientious teacher of the Science of Mind-healing, knows that human will is not Christian Science, and he must recognize this in order to defend himself from the influence of human will. He feels morally obligated to open the eyes of his students that they may perceive the nature and methods of error of every sort, especially any subtle degree of evil, deceived and deceiving. All mental malpractice arises from ignorance or malice aforethought. It is the injurious action of one mortal mind controlling another from wrong motives, and it is practised either with a mistaken or a wicked purpose.


Section 5


Jeremiah 23:16,17,22

    16 Thus saith the Lord of hosts,
Hearken not unto the words of the
prophets that prophesy unto you: they
make you vain: they speak a vision of
their own heart, and not out of the
mouth of the Lord.

    17 They say still unto them that
despise me, The Lord hath said, Ye
shall have peace; and they say unto
every one that walketh after the
imagination of his own heart, No evil
shall come upon you.

    22 But if they had stood in my
counsel, and had caused my people to
hear my words, then they should have
turned them from their evil way, and
from the evil of their doings.

***
Acts 19:11,13-16

    11 And God wrought special miracles
by the hands of Paul:

    13 #Then certain of the vagabond
Jews, exorcists, took upon them to
call over them which had evil spirits
the name of the Lord Jesus, saying,
We adjure you by Jesus whom Paul
preacheth.

    14 And there were seven sons of one
Sceva, a Jew, and chief of the
priests, which did so.

    15 And the evil spirit answered and
said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know;
but who are ye?

    16 And the man in whom the evil
spirit was leaped on them, and
overcame them, and prevailed against
them, so that they fled out of that
house naked and wounded.

***
Romans 2:29

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

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 563:27


    (Animal tendency)
    The serpentine form stands for subtlety, winding its way amidst all evil, but doing this in the name of good. Its sting is spoken of by Paul, when he refers to "spiritual wickedness in high places." It is the animal instinct in mortals, which would impel them to devour each other and cast out devils through Beelzebub.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 85:23-26


    (Hypocrisy condemned)
    Both Jew and Gentile may have had acute corporeal senses, but mortals need spiritual sense. Jesus knew the generation to be wicked and adulterous, seeking the material more than the spiritual.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 95:3-5

    (Spiritual insight)
    His holy motives and aims were traduced by the sinners of that period, as they would be to-day if Jesus were personally present.

o4oo Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked - 104:22-26


    (Adulteration of Truth)
    The hypnotizer employs one error to destroy another. If he heals sickness through a belief, and a belief originally caused the sickness, it is a case of the greater error overcoming the lesser.

o4oo Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked - 105:22-27

    (Evil let loose)
    Whoever uses his developed mental powers like an escaped felon to commit fresh atrocities as opportunity occurs is never safe. God will arrest him. Divine justice will manacle him. His sins will be millstones about his neck, weighing him down to the depths of ignominy and death.

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.


Section 6


Job 8:20,22

    20 Behold, God will not cast away a
perfect man, neither will he help the
evil doers:

    22 They that hate thee shall be
clothed with shame; and the dwelling
place of the wicked shall come to
nought.

***
Isaiah 47:5,8,9

    5 Sit thou silent, and get thee
into darkness, O daughter of the
Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be
called, The lady of kingdoms.

    8 Therefore hear now this, thou
that art given to pleasures, that
dwellest carelessly, that sayest in
thine heart, I am, and none else
beside me; I shall not sit as a
widow, neither shall I know the loss
of children:

    9 But these two things shall come
to thee in a moment in one day, the
loss of children, and widowhood: they
shall come upon thee in their
perfection for the multitude of thy
sorceries, and for the great
abundance of thine enchantments.

***
Revelation 18:4,5,21,23

    4 And I heard another voice from
heaven, saying, Come out of her, my
people, that ye be not partakers of
her sins, and that ye receive not of
her plagues.

    5 For her sins have reached unto
heaven, and God hath remembered her
iniquities.

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

    23 And the light of a candle shall
shine no more at all in thee; and the
voice of the bridegroom and of the
bride shall be heard no more at all
in thee: for thy merchants were the
great men of the earth; for by thy
sorceries were all nations deceived.

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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 442:16-22


    (Christ the great physician)
    Neither animal magnetism nor hypnotism enters into the practice of Christian Science, in which truth cannot be reversed, but the reverse of error is true. An improved belief cannot retrograde. When Christ changes a belief of sin or of sickness into a better belief, then belief melts into spiritual understanding, and sin, disease, and death disappear.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 571:22-6


    (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.



    (Native nothingness of sin)
    Thus we see, in both the first and last books of the Bible, - in Genesis and in the Apocalypse, - that sin is to be Christianly and scientifically reduced to its native nothingness.

Subheadings in this lesson

22 1 - Our conscious development
22 1 - Mendacity of error
22 1 - False womanhood
22 1 - Bruising sin's head
22 1 - Doom of the dragon
22 2 - Animal magnetism error
22 2 - Mere negation
22 2 - A so-called mind-cure
22 2 - Light and darkness
22 2 - God the only Mind
22 3 - Cleansing upheaval
22 3 - Impossible intercommunion
22 3 - Liberation of mental powers
22 3 - Perfection of divine government
22 3 - The great conflict
22 4 - Hidden agents
22 4 - The genus of error
22 4 - Thought-transference
22 4 - False claims annihilated
22 4 - Obligations of teachers
22 5 - Animal tendency
22 5 - Hypocrisy condemned
22 5 - Spiritual insight
22 5 - Adulteration of Truth
22 5 - Evil let loose
22 5 - Mortal mind not a healer
22 6 - Dragon cast down to earth
22 6 - Christ the great physician
22 6 - Pure religion enthroned
22 6 - Native nothingness of sin


June 2,1907

Subject: 23

GOD THE ONLY CAUSE AND CREATOR.

oo3o



-- Golden Text --

Psalm 95:6,7

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

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


Responsive Reading


Genesis 1:1-4,6,7,9-12,16,17,21,25-27,31

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

    2 And the earth was without form,
and void; and darkness was upon the
face of the deep. And the Spirit of
God moved upon the face of the
waters.

    3 And God said, Let there be light:
and there was light.

    4 And God saw the light, that it
was good: and God divided the light
from the darkness.

    6 #And God said, Let there be a
firmament in the midst of the waters,
and let it divide the waters from the
waters.

    7 And God made the firmament, and
divided the waters which were under
the firmament from the waters which
were above the firmament: and it was
so.

    9 #And God said, Let the waters
under the heaven be gathered together
unto one place, and let the dry land
appear: and it was so.

    10 And God called the dry land
Earth; and the gathering together of
the waters called he Seas: and God
saw that it was good.

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

    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.

    16 And God made two great lights;
the greater light to rule the day,
and the lesser light to rule the
night: he made the stars also.

    17 And God set them in the
firmament of the heaven to give light
upon the earth,

    21 And God created great whales,
and every living creature that
moveth, which the waters brought
forth abundantly, after their kind,
and every winged fowl after his kind:
and God saw that it was good.

    25 And God made the beast of the
earth after his kind, and cattle
after their kind, and every thing
that creepeth upon the earth after
his kind: and God saw that it was
good.

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

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


    31 And God saw every thing that he
had made, and, behold, it was very
good. And the evening and the morning
were the sixth day.


Section 1


Isaiah 45:5,8

    5 I am the Lord, and there is none
else, there is no God beside me: I
girded thee, though thou hast not
known me:

    8 Drop down, ye heavens, from
above, and let the skies pour down
righteousness: let the earth open,
and let them bring forth salvation,
and let righteousness spring up
together; I the Lord have created it.

***
Psalm 104:24,30

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


    30 Thou sendest forth thy spirit,
they are created: and thou renewest
the face of the earth.
Psalm 148:1-3,5

    1 Praise ye the Lord. Praise ye
the Lord from the heavens: praise him
in the heights.

    2 Praise ye him, all his angels:
praise ye him, all his hosts.

    3 Praise ye him, sun and moon:
praise him, all ye stars of light.

    5 Let them praise the name of the
Lord: for he commanded, and they were
created.

***
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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 295:5(only)


    (Mortals unlike immortals)
    God creates and governs the universe, including man.

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

  (- MORTAL MIND - Mythology)

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

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

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


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

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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 379:6


    (Jurisdiction of Mind) The real jurisdiction of the world is in Mind, controlling every effect and recognizing all causation as vested in divine Mind.

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


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


Section 2


Psalm 14:1(to .)

    1 The fool hath said in his heart,
There is no God.
Psalm 92:5,6

    5 O Lord, how great are thy works!
and thy thoughts are very deep.

    6 A brutish man knoweth not;
neither doth a fool understand this.

***
Romans 1:18-21

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

    19 Because that which may be known
of God is manifest in them; for God
hath shewed it unto them.

    20 For the invisible things of him
from the creation of the world are
clearly seen, being understood by the
things that are made, even his
eternal power and Godhead; so that
they are without excuse:

    21 Because that, when they knew
God, they glorified him not as God,
neither were thankful; but became
vain in their imaginations, and their
foolish heart was darkened.

***
Psalm 90:16

    16 Let thy work appear unto thy
servants, and thy glory unto their
children.

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 69:6-7


    (God's creation intact) Mortals can never understand God's creation while believing that man is a creator.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 263:27-28


    (No new creation)
    The multiplication of a human and mortal sense of persons and things is not creation.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 542:29-2


    (Climax of suffering)
    The sinful misconception of Life as something less than God, having no truth to support it, falls back upon itself.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 544:7

    (Material inception)
    Birth, decay, and death arise from the material sense of things, not from the spiritual, for in the latter Life consisteth not of the things which a man eateth. Matter cannot change the eternal fact that man exists because God exists. Nothing is new to the infinite Mind.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 552:5

    (Causation not in matter)
    Heathen philosophy, modern geology, and all other material hypotheses deal with causation as contingent on matter and as necessarily apparent to the corporeal senses, even where the proof requisite to sustain this assumption is undiscovered. Mortal theories make friends of sin, sickness, and death; whereas the spiritual scientific facts of existence include no member of this dolorous and fatal triad.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 556:25

    (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.


Section 3


Psalm 43:3

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

***
Isaiah 60:1,19

    1 Arise, shine; for thy light is
come, and the glory of the Lord is
risen upon thee.

    19 The sun shall be no more thy
light by day; neither for brightness
shall the moon give light unto thee:
but the Lord shall be unto thee an
everlasting light, and thy God thy
glory.

***
Psalm 27:1

    1 The Lord is my light and my
salvation; whom shall I fear? the
Lord is the strength of my life; of
whom shall I be afraid?

***
John 12:35,36(to .)

    35 Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a
little while is the light with you.
Walk while ye have the light, lest
darkness come upon you: for he that
walketh in darkness knoweth not
whither he goeth.

    36 While ye have light, believe in
the light, that ye may be the children
of light.

***
II Corinthians 4:6

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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 503:18-25


    (Mind's idea faultless)
    Genesis i. 3. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.



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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 504:3-14,23

    (Light preceding the sun)
    Genesis i. 5. And God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.



    All questions as to the divine creation being both spiritual and material are answered in this passage, for though solar beams are not yet included in the record of creation, still there is light. This light is not from the sun nor from volcanic flames, but it is the revelation of Truth and of spiritual ideas. This also shows that there is no place where God's light is not seen, since Truth, Life, and Love fill immensity and are ever-present.
    (Evenings and mornings)
    The rays of infinite Truth, when gathered into the focus of ideas, bring light instantaneously, whereas a thousand years of human doctrines, hypotheses, and vague conjectures emit no such effulgence.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 510:19-1

    (Geology a failure)
    Geology has never explained the earth's formations; it cannot explain them. There is no Scriptural allusion to solar light until time has been already divided into evening and morning; and the allusion to fluids (Genesis i. 2) indicates a supposed formation of matter by the resolving of fluids into solids, analogous to the suppositional resolving of thoughts into material things.
    (Spiritual subdivision)
    Light is a symbol of Mind, of Life, Truth, and Love, and not a vitalizing property of matter. Science reveals only one Mind, and this one shining by its own light and governing the universe, including man, in perfect harmony.


Section 4


Colossians 1:3,12,13,15,16

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

    12 Giving thanks unto the Father,
which hath made us meet to be
partakers of the inheritance of the
saints in light:

    13 Who hath delivered us from the
power of darkness, and hath
translated us into the kingdom of his
dear Son:

    15 Who is the image of the
invisible God, the firstborn of every
creature:

    16 For by him were all things
created, that are in heaven, and that
are in earth, visible and invisible,
whether they be thrones, or
dominions, or principalities, or
powers: all things were created by
him, and for him:

***
II Corinthians 3:18

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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 507:15


    (Divine propagation)
    The universe of Spirit reflects the creative power of the divine Principle, or Life, which reproduces the multitudinous forms of Mind and governs the multiplication of the compound idea man. The tree and herb do not yield fruit because of any propagating power of their own, but because they reflect the Mind which includes all. A material world implies a mortal mind and man a creator. The scientific divine creation declares immortal Mind and the universe created by God.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 281:8-17


    (God and His image) Divine Science contradicts the corporeal senses, rebukes mortal belief, and asks: What is the Ego, whence its origin and what its destiny? The Ego-man is the reflection of the Ego-God; the Ego-man is the image and likeness of perfect Mind, Spirit, divine Principle.
    The one Ego, the one Mind or Spirit called God, is infinite individuality, which supplies all form and comeliness and which reflects reality and divinity in individual spiritual man and things.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 515:22-8


    (Elohistic plurality)
    All that God imparts moves in accord with Him, reflecting goodness and power.
    (Reflected likeness)
    Your mirrored reflection is your own image or likeness. If you lift a weight, your reflection does this also. If you speak, the lips of this likeness move in accord with yours. Now compare man before the mirror to his divine Principle, God. Call the mirror divine Science, and call man the reflection. Then note how true, according to Christian Science, is the reflection to its original. As the reflection of yourself appears in the mirror, so you, being spiritual, are the reflection of God. The substance, Life, intelligence, Truth, and Love, which constitute Deity, are reflected by His creation; and when we subordinate the false testimony of the corporeal senses to the facts of Science, we shall see this true likeness and reflection everywhere.


Section 5


Psalm 8:1,3,9

    1 O Lord our Lord, how excellent
is thy name in all the earth! who
hast set thy glory above the heavens.


    3 When I consider thy heavens, the
work of thy fingers, the moon and the
stars, which thou hast ordained;

    9 O Lord our Lord, how excellent is
thy name in all the earth!
Psalm 9:1

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

***
Jeremiah 10:1,12,13

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


    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.

    13 When he uttereth his voice,
there is a multitude of waters in the
heavens, and he causeth the vapours
to ascend from the ends of the earth;
he maketh lightnings with rain, and
bringeth forth the wind out of his
treasures.

***
Matthew 6:28(begin Consider),29

***
Consider the lilies of the field, how
they grow; they toil not, neither do
they spin:

    29 And yet I say unto you, That
even Solomon in all his glory was not
arrayed like one of these.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 264:3-8


    (Mind's true camera)
    The crude creations of mortal thought must finally give place to the glorious forms which we sometimes behold in the camera of divine Mind, when the mental picture is spiritual and eternal. Mortals must look beyond fading, finite forms, if they would gain the true sense of things.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 509:23


    (Divine nature appearing)
    Mind made the "plant of the field before it was in the earth." 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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 512:20-25

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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 514:28-30

    (Creatures of God useful)
    All of God's creatures, moving in the harmony of Science, are harmless, useful, indestructible.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 247:21


    (The divine loveliness) Beauty is a thing of life, which dwells forever in the eternal Mind and reflects the charms of His goodness in expression, form, outline, and color. 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.


Section 6


Job 37:14

    14 Hearken unto this, O Job: stand
still, and consider the wondrous works
of God.
Job 38:4,7

    4 Where wast thou when I laid the
foundations of the earth? declare, if
thou hast understanding.

    7 When the morning stars sang
together, and all the sons of God
shouted for joy?

***
Isaiah 43:1,6,7

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

    6 I will say to the north, Give up;
and to the south, Keep not back:
bring my sons from far, and my
daughters from the ends of the earth;


    7 Even every one that is called by
my name: for I have created him for my
glory, I have formed him; yea, I have
made him.

***
II Corinthians 6:17,18

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

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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 502:29


    (Ideas and identities) There is but one creator and one creation. This creation consists of the unfolding of spiritual ideas and their identities, which are embraced in the infinite Mind and forever reflected. These ideas range from the infinitesimal to infinity, and the highest ideas are the sons and daughters of God.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 507:3-6

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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 249:5-8


    (Renewed selfhood)
    Let the "male and female" of God's creating appear. Let us feel the divine energy of Spirit, bringing us into newness of life and recognizing no mortal nor material power as able to destroy.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 515:21-22


    (Elohistic plurality)
    Man is the family name for all ideas, - the sons and daughters of God.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 517:8-10,18

    (Ideal man and woman)
    The ideal man corresponds to creation, to intelligence, and to Truth. The ideal woman corresponds to Life and to Love.
    (Divine personality)
    God has countless ideas, and they all have one Principle and parentage. The only proper symbol of God as person is Mind's infinite ideal. What is this ideal? Who shall behold it? This ideal is God's own image, spiritual and infinite. Even eternity can never reveal the whole of God, since there is no limit to infinitude or to its reflections.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 577:4


    (Divine sense of Deity)
    The Lamb's wife presents the unity of male and female as no longer two wedded individuals, but as two individual natures in one; and this compounded spiritual individuality reflects God as Father-Mother, not as a corporeal being. In this divinely united spiritual consciousness, there is no impediment to eternal bliss, - to the perfectibility of God's creation.

Subheadings in this lesson

23 1 - Mortals unlike immortals
23 1 - -6- The universal cause
23 1 - Chaos and darkness
23 1 - Ever-appearing creation
23 1 - Jurisdiction of Mind
23 1 - Science and Christianity
23 2 - God's creation intact
23 2 - No new creation
23 2 - Climax of suffering
23 2 - Material inception
23 2 - Causation not in matter
23 2 - Ontology versus physiology
23 3 - Mind's idea faultless
23 3 - Light preceding the sun
23 3 - Evenings and mornings
23 3 - Geology a failure
23 3 - Spiritual subdivision
23 4 - Divine propagation
23 4 - God and His image
23 4 - Elohistic plurality
23 4 - Reflected likeness
23 5 - Mind's true camera
23 5 - Divine nature appearing
23 5 - Multiplication of pure ideas
23 5 - Creatures of God useful
23 5 - The divine loveliness
23 6 - Ideas and identities
23 6 - Spirit names and blesses
23 6 - Renewed selfhood
23 6 - Elohistic plurality
23 6 - Ideal man and woman
23 6 - Divine personality
23 6 - Divine sense of Deity


June 9,1907

Subject: 24

GOD THE PRESERVER OF MAN.

oo3o



-- Golden Text --

Isaiah 49:8

    8 Thus saith the Lord, In an
acceptable time have I heard thee,
and in a day of salvation have I
helped thee: and I will preserve
thee, and give thee for a covenant of
the people, to establish the earth,
to cause to inherit the desolate
heritages;


Responsive Reading


Matthew 6:16-21,24-33

    16 #Moreover when ye fast, be not,
as the hypocrites, of a sad
countenance: for they disfigure their
faces, that they may appear unto men
to fast. Verily I say unto you, They
have their reward.

    17 But thou, when thou fastest,
anoint thine head, and wash thy face;


    18 That thou appear not unto men to
fast, but unto thy Father which is in
secret: and thy Father, which seeth
in secret, shall reward thee openly.

    19 #Lay not up for yourselves
treasures upon earth, where moth and
rust doth corrupt, and where thieves
break through and steal:

    20 But lay up for yourselves
treasures in heaven, where neither
moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where
thieves do not break through nor
steal:

    21 For where your treasure is,
there will your heart be also.

    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?

    26 Behold the fowls of the air: for
they sow not, neither do they reap,
nor gather into barns; yet your
heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye
not much better than they?

    27 Which of you by taking thought
can add one cubit unto his stature?

    28 And why take ye thought for
raiment? Consider the lilies of the
field, how they grow; they toil not,
neither do they spin:

    29 And yet I say unto you, That
even Solomon in all his glory was not
arrayed like one of these.

    30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the
grass of the field, which to day is,
and to morrow is cast into the oven,
shall he not much more clothe you, O
ye of little faith?

    31 Therefore take no thought,
saying, What shall we eat? or, What
shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall
we be clothed?

    32 (For after all these things do
the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly
Father knoweth that ye have need of
all these things.

    33 But seek ye first the kingdom of
God, and his righteousness; and all
these things shall be added unto you.


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.

***
Proverbs 12:28

    28 In the way of righteousness is
life: and in the pathway thereof
there is no death.

***
Isaiah 40:3

    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.

***
Matthew 7:13,14

    13 #Enter ye in at the strait gate:
for wide is the gate, and broad is
the way, that leadeth to destruction,
and many there be which go in
thereat:

    14 Because strait is the gate, and
narrow is the way, which leadeth unto
life, and few there be that find it.

***
John 14:6

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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 254:12


    (Patience and final perfection)
    Imperfect mortals grasp the ultimate of spiritual perfection slowly; but to begin aright and to continue the strife of demonstrating the great problem of being, is doing much.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 326:16-21


    (Loving God supremely)
    The purpose and motive to live aright can be gained now. This point won, you have started as you should. You have begun at the numeration-table of Christian Science, and nothing but wrong intention can hinder your advancement. Working and praying with true motives, your Father will open the way.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 451:8-14


    (Treasure in heaven)
    Students of Christian Science, who start with its letter and think to succeed without the spirit, will either make shipwreck of their faith or be turned sadly awry. They must not only seek, but strive, to enter the narrow path of Life, for "wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat."

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.

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.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 98:26-12


    (Science as foreign to all religion)
    Mystery does not enshroud Christ's teachings, and they are not theoretical and fragmentary, but practical and complete; and being practical and complete, they are not deprived of their essential vitality.
    (Key to the kingdom)
    The way through which immortality and life are learned is not ecclesiastical but Christian, not human but divine, not physical but metaphysical, not material but scientifically spiritual. Human philosophy, ethics, and superstition afford no demonstrable divine Principle by which mortals can escape from sin; yet to escape from sin, is what the Bible demands. "Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling," says the apostle, and he straightway adds: "for it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure" (Philippians ii. 12, 13). Truth has furnished the key to the kingdom, and with this key Christian Science has opened the door of the human understanding. None may pick the lock nor enter by some other door.


Section 2


Jonah 3:1-8,10

    1 And the word of the Lord came
unto Jonah the second time, saying,

    2 Arise, go unto Nineveh, that
great city, and preach unto it the
preaching that I bid thee.

    3 So Jonah arose, and went unto
Nineveh, according to the word of the
Lord. Now Nineveh was an exceeding
great city of three days' journey.

    4 And Jonah began to enter into the
city a day's journey, and he cried,
and said, Yet forty days, and Nineveh
shall be overthrown.

    5 #So the people of Nineveh
believed God, and proclaimed a fast,
and put on sackcloth, from the
greatest of them even to the least of
them.

    6 For word came unto the king of
Nineveh, and he arose from his
throne, and he laid his robe from
him, and covered him with sackcloth,
and sat in ashes.

    7 And he caused it to be proclaimed
and published through Nineveh by the
decree of the king and his nobles,
saying, Let neither man nor beast,
herd nor flock, taste any thing: let
them not feed, nor drink water:

    8 But let man and beast be covered
with sackcloth, and cry mightily unto
God: yea, let them turn every one
from his evil way, and from the
violence that is in their hands.

    10 #And God saw their works, that
they turned from their evil way; and
God repented of the evil, that he had
said that he would do unto them; and
he did it not.

***
Luke 11:32

    32 The men of Nineve shall rise up
in the judgment with this generation,
and shall condemn it: for they
repented at the preaching of Jonas;
and, behold, a greater than Jonas is
here.

***
Matthew 3:1,2,11

    1 In those days came John the
Baptist, preaching in the wilderness
of Judaea,

    2 And saying, Repent ye: for the
kingdom of heaven is at hand.

    11 I indeed baptize you with water
unto repentance: but he that cometh
after me is mightier than I, whose
shoes I am not worthy to bear: he
shall baptize you with the Holy
Ghost, and with fire:

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 6:3


    (Pardon and amendment)
    Divine Love corrects and governs man. Men may pardon, but this divine Principle alone reforms the sinner. God is not separate from the wisdom He bestows. The talents He gives we must improve. Calling on Him to forgive our work badly done or left undone, implies the vain supposition that we have nothing to do but to ask pardon, and that afterwards we shall be free to repeat the offence.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 329:21-25


    (Error destroyed, not pardoned)
    There is no hypocrisy in Science. Principle is imperative. You cannot mock it by human will. Science is a divine demand, not a human. Always right, its divine Principle never repents, but maintains the claim of Truth by quenching error.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 327:1,24

    (Conversion of Saul)
    Reform comes by understanding that there is no abiding pleasure in evil, and also by gaining an affection for good according to Science, which reveals the immortal fact that neither pleasure nor pain, appetite nor passion, can exist in or of matter, while divine Mind can and does destroy the false beliefs of pleasure, pain, or fear and all the sinful appetites of the human mind.
    (Moral courage)
    But how shall we reform the man who has more animal than moral courage, and who has not the true idea of good? Through human consciousness, convince the mortal of his mistake in seeking material means for gaining happiness. Reason is the most active human faculty. Let that inform the sentiments and awaken the man's dormant sense of moral obligation, and by degrees he will learn the nothingness of the pleasures of human sense and the grandeur and bliss of a spiritual sense, which silences the material or corporeal. Then he not only will be saved, but is saved.

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 3


Psalm 57:1

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

***
Isaiah 56:1

    1 Thus saith the Lord, Keep ye
judgment, and do justice: for my
salvation is near to come, and my
righteousness to be revealed.

***
Matthew 9:27,29

    27 #And when Jesus departed thence,
two blind men followed him, crying,
and saying, Thou Son of David, have
mercy on us.

    29 Then touched he their eyes,
saying, According to your faith be it
unto you.
Matthew 12:28

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

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 465:14

(02) Question: Are these terms synonymous?
ADAM = A falsity.
Topic: Sacrament


    The attributes of God are justice, mercy, wisdom, goodness, and so on.

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 - 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.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 147:29


    (A definite rule discovered)
    A pure affection takes form in goodness, but Science alone reveals the divine Principle of goodness and demonstrates its rules.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 361:23-28


    (Choose ye today)
    A human perception of divine Science, however limited, must be correct in order to be Science and subject to demonstration. A germ of infinite Truth, though least in the kingdom of heaven, is the higher hope on earth, but it will be rejected and reviled until God prepares the soil for the seed.

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?


Section 4


Proverbs 2:10,11

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

    11 Discretion shall preserve thee,
understanding shall keep thee:

***
James 5:15

    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.

***
Mark 11:22,24

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

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

***
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.

***
I John 5:14,20

    14 And this is the confidence that
we have in him, that, if we ask any
thing according to his will, he
heareth us:

    20 And we know that the Son of God
is come, and hath given us an
understanding, that we may know him
that is true, and we are in him that
is true, even in his Son Jesus
Christ. This is the true God, and
eternal life.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 12:1


    (Prayer for the sick)
    "The prayer of faith shall save the sick," says the Scripture. What is this healing prayer? A mere request that God will heal the sick has no power to gain more of the divine presence than is always at hand. The beneficial effect of such prayer for the sick is on the human mind, making it act more powerfully on the body through a blind faith in God. This, however, is one belief casting out another, - a belief in the unknown casting out a belief in sickness. It is neither Science nor Truth which acts through blind belief, nor is it the human understanding of the divine healing Principle as manifested in Jesus, whose humble prayers were deep and conscientious protests of Truth, - of man's likeness to God and of man's unity with Truth and Love.

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


    (Self-reliance and confidence)
    One kind of faith trusts one's welfare to others. Another kind of faith understands divine Love and how to work out one's "own salvation, with fear and trembling." "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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 226:18


    (Cramping systems) Human codes, scholastic theology, material medicine and hygiene, fetter faith and spiritual understanding. Divine Science rends asunder these fetters, and man's birthright of sole allegiance to his Maker asserts itself.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 387:27


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


Section 5


Psalm 36:6

    6 Thy righteousness is like the
great mountains; thy judgments are a
great deep: O Lord, thou preservest
man and beast.

***
Isaiah 26:3

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

***
I Peter 1:13

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

***
Philipians 2:5

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

***
II Timothy 1:7,9,10

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

    9 Who hath saved us, and called us
with an holy calling, not according to
our works, but according to his own
purpose and grace, which was given us
in Christ Jesus before the world
began,

    10 But is now made manifest by the
appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ,
who hath abolished death, and hath
brought life and immortality to light
through the gospel:

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.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 171:12


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

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.

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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 248:8


    (Love's endowment)
    Immortal Mind feeds the body with supernal freshness and fairness, supplying it with beautiful images of thought and destroying the woes of sense which each day brings to a nearer tomb.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 430:3-11


    (Life all-inclusive)
    Mortal mind must part with error, must put off itself with its deeds, and immortal manhood, the Christ ideal, will appear. Faith should enlarge its borders and strengthen its base by resting upon Spirit instead of matter. When man gives up his belief in death, he will advance more rapidly towards God, Life, and Love. Belief in sickness and death, as certainly as belief in sin, tends to shut out the true sense of Life and health.


Section 6


Psalm 31:23

    23 O love the Lord, all ye his
saints: for the Lord preserveth the
faithful, and plentifully rewardeth
the proud doer.

***
Romans 8:27,28,31

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

    28 And we know that all things work
together for good to them that love
God, to them who are the called
according to his purpose.

    31 What shall we then say to these
things? If God be for us, who can be
against us?

***
Ephesians 2:4,5

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

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

***
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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 217:1


    (Personal identity)
    The loss of man's identity through the understanding which Science confers is impossible; and the notion of such a possibility is more absurd than to conclude that individual musical tones are lost in the origin of harmony.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 530:5


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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 242:25


    (Divided vestments) The divine Science of man is woven into one web of consistency without seam or rent. Mere speculation or superstition appropriates no part of the divine vesture, while inspiration restores every part of the Christly garment of righteousness.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 227:14-26

    (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.

Subheadings in this lesson

24 1 - Patience and final perfection
24 1 - Loving God supremely
24 1 - Treasure in heaven
24 1 - Scientific foreknowing
24 1 - The Christ-element
24 1 - Science as foreign to all religion
24 1 - Key to the kingdom
24 2 - Pardon and amendment
24 2 - Error destroyed, not pardoned
24 2 - Conversion of Saul
24 2 - Moral courage
24 2 - Appetites to be abandoned
24 3 - Jesus' disregard of matter
24 3 - Bearing our sins
24 3 - A definite rule discovered
24 3 - Choose ye today
24 3 - Sectarianism and opposition
24 4 - Prayer for the sick
24 4 - Self-reliance and confidence
24 4 - Cramping systems
24 4 - Christian history
24 5 - Jesus as mediator
24 5 - A closed question
24 5 - Two chief commands
24 5 - Two claims omitted
24 5 - Love's endowment
24 5 - Life all-inclusive
24 6 - Personal identity
24 6 - Divine providence
24 6 - Divided vestments
24 6 - Native freedom
24 6 - Standard of liberty


June 16,1907

Subject: 25

IS THE UNIVERSE, INCLUDING MAN, EVOLVED BY ATOMIC FORCE?

o3oo



-- Golden Text --

Habakkuk 2:14

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


Responsive Reading


Psalm 29:1-4,10,11

    1 Give unto the Lord, O ye mighty,
give unto the Lord glory and strength.


    2 Give unto the Lord the glory due
unto his name; worship the Lord in the
beauty of holiness.

    3 The voice of the Lord is upon the
waters: the God of glory thundereth:
the Lord is upon many waters.

    4 The voice of the Lord is
powerful; the voice of the Lord is
full of majesty.

    10 The Lord sitteth upon the flood;
yea, the Lord sitteth King for ever.

    11 The Lord will give strength unto
his people; the Lord will bless his
people with peace.
Psalm 48:1-4,8-10

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

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

    3 God is known in her palaces for a
refuge.

    4 For, lo, the kings were
assembled, they passed by together.

    8 As we have heard, so have we seen
in the city of the Lord of hosts, in
the city of our God: God will
establish it for ever.

    9 We have thought of thy
lovingkindness, O God, in the midst
of thy temple.

    10 According to thy name, O God, so
is thy praise unto the ends of the
earth: thy right hand is full of
righteousness.


Section 1


Isaiah 43:15

    15 I am the Lord, your Holy One,
the creator of Israel, your King.
Isaiah 40:25,26

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

    26 Lift up your eyes on high, and
behold who hath created these things,
that bringeth out their host by
number: he calleth them all by names
by the greatness of his might, for
that he is strong in power; not one
faileth.

***
Psalm 95:3-5

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

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

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

***
Jeremiah 10:7,11

    7 Who would not fear thee, O King
of nations? for to thee doth it
appertain: forasmuch as among all the
wise men of the nations, and in all
their kingdoms, there is none like
unto thee.

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

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 124:14-31


    (Right interpretation)
    The universe, like man, is to be interpreted by Science from its divine Principle, God, and then it can be understood; but when explained on the basis of physical sense and represented as subject to growth, maturity, and decay, the universe, like man, is, and must continue to be, an enigma.
    (All force mental)
    Adhesion, cohesion, and attraction are properties of Mind. They belong to divine Principle, and support the equipoise of that thought-force, which launched the earth in its orbit and said to the proud wave, "Thus far and no farther."
    Spirit is the life, substance, and continuity of all things. We tread on forces. Withdraw them, and creation must collapse. Human knowledge calls them forces of matter; but divine Science declares that they belong wholly to divine Mind, are inherent in this Mind, and so restores them to their rightful home and classification.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 467:29-3

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


    (Sinlessness of Mind, Soul)
    Reasoning from cause to effect in the Science of Mind, we begin with Mind, which must be understood through the idea which expresses it and cannot be learned from its opposite, matter. Thus we arrive at Truth, or intelligence, which evolves its own unerring idea and never can be coordinate with human illusions.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 255:6


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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 547:25


    (True theory of the universe)
    The true theory of the universe, including man, is not in material history but in spiritual development. Inspired thought relinquishes a material, sensual, and mortal theory of the universe, and adopts the spiritual and immortal.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 135:9


    (Lawful wonders) Spiritual evolution alone is worthy of the exercise of divine power.


Section 2


Psalm 112:1,2

    1 Praise ye the Lord. Blessed is
the man that feareth the Lord, that
delighteth greatly in his
commandments.

    2 His seed shall be mighty upon
earth: the generation of the upright
shall be blessed.

***
John 6:15-20

    15 #When Jesus therefore perceived
that they would come and take him by
force, to make him a king, he
departed again into a mountain
himself alone.

    16 And when even was now come, his
disciples went down unto the sea,

    17 And entered into a ship, and
went over the sea toward Capernaum.
And it was now dark, and Jesus was
not come to them.

    18 And the sea arose by reason of a
great wind that blew.

    19 So when they had rowed about
five and twenty or thirty furlongs,
they see Jesus walking on the sea,
and drawing nigh unto the ship: and
they were afraid.

    20 But he saith unto them, It is I;
be not afraid.

***
Hebrews 2:6-8(to .)

    6 But one in a certain place
testified, saying, What is man, that
thou art mindful of him? or the son
of man, that thou visitest him?

    7 Thou madest him a little lower
than the angels; thou crownedst him
with glory and honour, and didst set
him over the works of thy hands:

    8 Thou hast put all things in
subjection under his feet.

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 69:2-5


    (God's creation intact)
    The scientific fact that man and the universe are evolved from Spirit, and so are spiritual, is as fixed in divine Science as is the proof that mortals gain the sense of health only as they lose the sense of sin and disease.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 305:6-8


    (Human reflection)
    Man, in the likeness of his Maker, reflects the central light of being, the invisible God.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 300:31

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

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

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 317:16-18

    (The cup of Jesus)
    The individuality of man is no less tangible because it is spiritual and because his life is not at the mercy of matter.

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 67:18


    (Spiritual power)
    The notion that animal natures can possibly give force to character is too absurd for consideration, when we remember that through spiritual ascendency our Lord and Master healed the sick, raised the dead, and commanded even the winds and waves to obey him. Grace and Truth are potent beyond all other means and methods.


Section 3


Job 38:1,2,12,16,18

    1 Then the Lord answered Job out
of the whirlwind, and said,

    2 Who is this that darkeneth
counsel by words without knowledge?

    12 Hast thou commanded the morning
since thy days; and caused the
dayspring to know his place;

    16 Hast thou entered into the
springs of the sea? or hast thou
walked in the search of the depth?

    18 Hast thou perceived the breadth
of the earth? declare if thou knowest
it all.

***
Amos 2:4,14-16

    4 #Thus saith the Lord; For three
transgressions of Judah, and for
four, I will not turn away the
punishment thereof; because they have
despised the law of the Lord, and
have not kept his commandments, and
their lies caused them to err, after
the which their fathers have walked:

    14 Therefore the flight shall
perish from the swift, and the strong
shall not strengthen his force,
neither shall the mighty deliver
himself:

    15 Neither shall he stand that
handleth the bow; and he that is
swift of foot shall not deliver
himself: neither shall he that rideth
the horse deliver himself.

    16 And he that is courageous among
the mighty shall flee away naked in
that day, saith the Lord.

***
Malachi 1:11

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

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 484:13-15

(18) Question: Does Christian Science, or metaphysical healing, include medication, material hygiene, mesmerism, hypnotism, theosophy, or spiritualism?
ADAM = A so-called man, whose origin, substance, and mind are found to be the antipode of God, or Spirit.
Topic: Everlasting Punishment


    (Mindless methods)
    The physical universe expresses the conscious and unconscious thoughts of mortals. Physical force and mortal mind are one.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 545:11-15


    (Mental tillage)
    The notion of a material universe is utterly opposed to the theory of man as evolved from Mind. Such fundamental errors send falsity into all human doctrines and conclusions, and do not accord infinity to Deity.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 310:1-6


    (Thought seen as substance)
    The artist is not in his painting. The picture is the artist's thought objectified. 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.

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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 293:13


    (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. Electricity is the sharp surplus of materiality which counterfeits the true essence of spirituality or truth, - the great difference being that electricity is not intelligent, while spiritual truth is Mind.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 256:2-6


    (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.


Section 4


Proverbs 30:11

    11 There is a generation that
curseth their father, and doth not
bless their mother.

***
James 3:7,8

    7 For every kind of beasts, and of
birds, and of serpents, and of things
in the sea, is tamed, and hath been
tamed of mankind:

    8 But the tongue can no man tame;
it is an unruly evil, full of deadly
poison.

***
Matthew 16:1-4

    1 The Pharisees also with the
Sadducees came, and tempting desired
him that he would shew them a sign
from heaven.

    2 He answered and said unto them,
When it is evening, ye say, It will
be fair weather: for the sky is red.

    3 And in the morning, It will be
foul weather to day: for the sky is
red and lowring. O ye hypocrites, ye
can discern the face of the sky; but
can ye not discern the signs of the
times?

    4 A wicked and adulterous
generation seeketh after a sign; and
there shall no sign be given unto it,
but the sign of the prophet Jonas.
And he left them, and departed.

***
Jeremiah 2:31

    31 #O generation, see ye the word
of the Lord. Have I been a wilderness
unto Israel? a land of darkness?
wherefore say my people, We are
lords; we will come no more unto
thee?

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 525:4


    (Creation reversed)
    Man reflects God; mankind represents the Adamic race, and is a human, not a divine, creation.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 547:15-19

    (Embryonic evolution)
    In its history of mortality, Darwin's theory of evolution from a material basis is more consistent than most theories. Briefly, this is Darwin's theory, - that Mind produces its opposite, matter, and endues matter with power to recreate the universe, including man.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 523:3-7

    (Mist, or false claim)
    Because of its false basis, the mist of obscurity evolved by error deepens the false claim, and finally declares that God knows error and that error can improve His creation. Although presenting the exact opposite of Truth, the lie claims to be truth.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 543:8

    (Dwelling in dreamland)
    In divine Science, the material man is shut out from the presence of God. The five corporeal senses cannot take cognizance of Spirit. They cannot come into His presence, and must dwell in dream-land, until mortals arrive at the understanding that material life, with all its sin, sickness, and death, is an illusion, against which divine Science is engaged in a warfare of extermination. The great verities of existence are never excluded by falsity.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 371:26


    (Mind imparts purity, health, and beauty) Mankind will improve through Science and Christianity. The necessity for uplifting the race is father to the fact that Mind can do it; for Mind can impart purity instead of impurity, strength instead of weakness, and health instead of disease. Truth is an alterative in the entire system, and can make it "every whit whole."


Section 5


Genesis 21:9,10

    9 #And Sarah saw the son of Hagar
the Egyptian, which she had born unto
Abraham, mocking.

    10 Wherefore she said unto Abraham,
Cast out this bondwoman and her son:
for the son of this bondwoman shall
not be heir with my son, even with
Isaac.

***
Galatians 4:28-31

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

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

    30 Nevertheless what saith the
scripture? Cast out the bondwoman and
her son: for the son of the bondwoman
shall not be heir with the son of the
freewoman.

    31 So then, brethren, we are not
children of the bondwoman, but of the
free.

***
II Peter 3:17,18

    17 Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye
know these things before, beware lest
ye also, being led away with the
error of the wicked, fall from your
own stedfastness.

    18 But grow in grace, and in the
knowledge of our Lord and Saviour
Jesus Christ. To him be glory both
now and for ever. Amen.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 262:9


    (Forgetfulness of self)
    We cannot fathom the nature and quality of God's creation by diving into the shallows of mortal belief. We must reverse our feeble flutterings - our efforts to find life and truth in matter - and rise above the testimony of the material senses, above the mortal to the immortal idea of God. These clearer, higher views inspire the Godlike man to reach the absolute centre and circumference of his being.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 39:25


    (Present salvation)
    To break this earthly spell, mortals must get the true idea and divine Principle of all that really exists and governs the universe harmoniously. This thought is apprehended slowly, and the interval before its attainment is attended with doubts and defeats as well as triumphs.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 513:6-10


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

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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 520:12

    (Love and man coexistent) These days will appear as mortality disappears, and they will reveal eternity, newness of Life, in which all sense of error forever disappears and thought accepts the divine infinite calculus.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 502:14

    (Deflection of being)
    Even thus the crude forms of human thought take on higher symbols and significations, when scientifically Christian views of the universe appear, illuminating time with the glory of eternity.


Section 6


I Chronicles 29:11-13

    11 Thine, O Lord, is the greatness,
and the power, and the glory, and the
victory, and the majesty: for all
that is in the heaven and in the
earth is thine; thine is the kingdom,
O Lord, and thou art exalted as head
above all.

    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.

    13 Now therefore, our God, we thank
thee, and praise thy glorious name.

***
Revelation 14:1,6,7

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

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

    7 Saying with a loud voice, Fear
God, and give glory to him; for the
hour of his judgment is come: and
worship him that made heaven, and
earth, and the sea, and the fountains
of waters.
Revelation 19:6

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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 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.

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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 207:27-29

    (One primal cause)
    The spiritual reality is the scientific fact in all things. The spiritual fact, repeated in the action of man and the whole universe, is harmonious and is the ideal of Truth.

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.

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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 519:3


    (Perfection of creation) Deity was satisfied with His work. How could He be otherwise, since the spiritual creation was the outgrowth, the emanation, of His infinite self-containment and immortal wisdom?

Subheadings in this lesson

25 1 - Right interpretation
25 1 - All force mental
25 1 - Sinlessness of Mind, Soul
25 1 - Inadequate theories of creation
25 1 - True theory of the universe
25 1 - Lawful wonders
25 2 - God's creation intact
25 2 - Human reflection
25 2 - The divine reflection
25 2 - Mental propagation
25 2 - The cup of Jesus
25 2 - Spiritual power
25 3 - Mindless methods
25 3 - Mental tillage
25 3 - Thought seen as substance
25 3 - Human power a blind force
25 3 - Elementary electricity
25 3 - No material creation
25 4 - Creation reversed
25 4 - Embryonic evolution
25 4 - Mist, or false claim
25 4 - Dwelling in dreamland
25 4 - Mind imparts purity, health, and beauty
25 5 - Forgetfulness of self
25 5 - Present salvation
25 5 - Spiritual spheres
25 5 - Divine nature appearing
25 5 - Love and man coexistent
25 5 - Deflection of being
25 6 - Love and man coexistent
25 6 - Spiritual translation
25 6 - One primal cause
25 6 - Spiritual harmony
25 6 - Impossible coalescence
25 6 - Perfection of creation


June 23,1907

Subject: 26

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE.

3ooo



-- Golden Text --

Deuteronomy 33:29

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


Responsive Reading


Psalm 22:2-5,22-28,30,31

    2 O my God, I cry in the daytime,
but thou hearest not; and in the
night season, and am not silent.

    3 But thou art holy, O thou that
inhabitest the praises of Israel.

    4 Our fathers trusted in thee: they
trusted, and thou didst deliver them.


    5 They cried unto thee, and were
delivered: they trusted in thee, and
were not confounded.

    22 I will declare thy name unto my
brethren: in the midst of the
congregation will I praise thee.

    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.

    24 For he hath not despised nor
abhorred the affliction of the
afflicted; neither hath he hid his
face from him; but when he cried unto
him, he heard.

    25 My praise shall be of thee in
the great congregation: I will pay my
vows before them that fear him.

    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.

    30 A seed shall serve him; it shall
be accounted to the Lord for a
generation.

    31 They shall come, and shall
declare his righteousness unto a
people that shall be born, that he
hath done this.


Section 1


Genesis 32:24,26-30

    24 #And Jacob was left alone; and
there wrestled a man with him until
the breaking of the day.

    26 And he said, Let me go, for the
day breaketh. And he said, I will not
let thee go, except thou bless me.

    27 And he said unto him, What is
thy name? And he said, Jacob.

    28 And he said, Thy name shall be
called no more Jacob, but Israel: for
as a prince hast thou power with God
and with men, and hast prevailed.

    29 And Jacob asked him, and said,
Tell me, I pray thee, thy name. And
he said, Wherefore is it that thou
dost ask after my name? And he
blessed him there.

    30 And Jacob called the name of the
place Peniel: for I have seen God
face to face, and my life is
preserved.

***
Ephesians 6:12,13

    12 For we wrestle not against flesh
and blood, but against
principalities, against powers,
against the rulers of the darkness of
this world, against spiritual
wickedness in high places.

    13 Wherefore take unto you the
whole armour of God, that ye may be
able to withstand in the evil day,
and having done all, to stand.

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


    (Wrestling of Jacob)
    Jacob was alone, wrestling with error, - struggling with a mortal sense of life, substance, and intelligence as existent in matter with its false pleasures and pains, - when an angel, a message from Truth and Love, appeared to him and smote the sinew, or strength, of his error, till he saw its unreality; and Truth, being thereby understood, gave him spiritual strength in this Peniel of divine Science.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 309:9-16

    (Israel the new name)
    This changed the man. He was no longer called Jacob, but Israel, - a prince of God, or a soldier of God, who had fought a good fight. He was to become the father of those, who through earnest striving followed his demonstration of the power of Spirit over the material senses; and the children of earth who followed his example were to be called the children of Israel, until the Messiah should rename them.

583:5 Chapter 17: Glossary
(CHILDREN OF ISRAEL)

    CHILDREN OF ISRAEL. The representatives of Soul, not corporeal sense; the offspring of Spirit, who, having wrestled with error, sin, and sense, are governed by divine Science; some of the ideas of God beheld as men, casting out error and healing the sick; Christ's offspring.

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 - 108:1-4

    (Discontent with life)
    Whence came to me this heavenly conviction, - a conviction antagonistic to the testimony of the physical senses? According to St. Paul, it was "the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of His power."

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 536:26


    (True attainment)
    Through toil, struggle, and sorrow, what do mortals attain? They give up their belief in perishable life and happiness; the mortal and material return to dust, and the immortal is reached.


Section 2


Genesis 49:1,8,10

    1 And Jacob called unto his sons,
and said, Gather yourselves together,
that I may tell you that which shall
befall you in the last days.

    8 #Judah, thou art he whom thy
brethren shall praise: thy hand shall
be in the neck of thine enemies; thy
father's children shall bow down
before thee.

    10 The sceptre shall not depart
from Judah, nor a lawgiver from
between his feet, until Shiloh come;
and unto him shall the gathering of
the people be.

***
Hebrews 7:14

    14 For it is evident that our Lord
sprang out of Juda; of which tribe
Moses spake nothing concerning
priesthood.

***
Proverbs 4:1,5,6

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

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

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

***
Luke 2:43,46,47

    43 And when they had fulfilled the
days, as they returned, the child
Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem;
and Joseph and his mother knew not of
it.

    46 And it came to pass, that after
three days they found him in the
temple, sitting in the midst of the
doctors, both hearing them, and
asking them questions.

    47 And all that heard him were
astonished at his understanding and
answers.

589:23 Chapter 17: Glossary
(JUDAH)

    JUDAH. A corporeal material belief progressing and disappearing; the spiritual understanding of God and man appearing.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 95:19-22,30


    (Christ's reappearance)
    We welcome the increase of knowledge and the end of error, because even human invention must have its day, and we want that day to be succeeded by Christian Science, by divine reality.
    (Spiritual awakening) Material sense does not unfold the facts of existence; but spiritual sense lifts human consciousness into eternal Truth. Humanity advances slowly out of sinning sense into spiritual understanding; unwillingness to learn all things rightly, binds Christendom with chains.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 96:21-30

    (Arena of contest)
    Mortal error will vanish in a moral chemicalization. This mental fermentation has begun, and will continue until all errors of belief yield to understanding. Belief is changeable, but spiritual understanding is changeless.
    (Millennial glory)
    As this consummation draws nearer, he who has shaped his course in accordance with divine Science will endure to the end. As material knowledge diminishes and spiritual understanding increases, real objects will be apprehended mentally instead of materially.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 202:6


    (Divine study)
    If men would bring to bear upon the study of the Science of Mind half the faith they bestow upon the so-called pains and pleasures of material sense, they would not go on from bad to worse, until disciplined by the prison and the scaffold; but the whole human family would be redeemed through the merits of Christ, - through the perception and acceptance of Truth. For this glorious result Christian Science lights the torch of spiritual understanding.


Section 3


Genesis 49:19

    19 #Gad, a troop shall overcome
him: but he shall overcome at the
last.

***
Numbers 32:29,31,32

    29 And Moses said unto them, If the
children of Gad and the children of
Reuben will pass with you over
Jordan, every man armed to battle,
before the Lord, and the land shall
be subdued before you; then ye shall
give them the land of Gilead for a
possession:

    31 And the children of Gad and the
children of Reuben answered, saying,
As the Lord hath said unto thy
servants, so will we do.

    32 We will pass over armed before
the Lord into the land of Canaan,
that the possession of our
inheritance on this side Jordan may
be ours.

***
Isaiah 60:1,22

    1 Arise, shine; for thy light is
come, and the glory of the Lord is
risen upon thee.

    22 A little one shall become a
thousand, and a small one a strong
nation: I the Lord will hasten it in
his time.

***
Luke 19:2-6

    2 And, behold, there was a man
named Zacchaeus, which was the chief
among the publicans, and he was rich.


    3 And he sought to see Jesus who he
was; and could not for the press,
because he was little of stature.

    4 And he ran before, and climbed up
into a sycomore tree to see him: for
he was to pass that way.

    5 And when Jesus came to the place,
he looked up, and saw him, and said
unto him, Zacchaeus, make haste, and
come down; for to day I must abide at
thy house.

    6 And he made haste, and came down,
and received him joyfully.

586:21 Chapter 17: Glossary
(GAD - Jacob's son)

    GAD (Jacob's son). Science; spiritual being understood; haste towards harmony.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 327:17


    (Peremptory demands)
    To the physical senses, the strict demands of Christian Science seem peremptory; but mortals are hastening to learn that Life is God, good, and that evil has in reality neither place nor power in the human or the divine economy.

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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 22:3-17


    (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. 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.
    (Wait for reward)
    "Work out your own salvation," is the demand of Life and Love, for to this end God worketh with you. "Occupy till I come!" Wait for your reward, and "be not weary in well doing." If your endeavors are beset by fearful odds, and you receive no present reward, go not back to error, nor become a sluggard in the race.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 323:32-4


    (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.


Section 4


Genesis 49:20

    20 #Out of Asher his bread shall be
fat, and he shall yield royal
dainties.

***
Deuteronomy 33:24,25

    24 #And of Asher he said, Let Asher
be blessed with children; let him be
acceptable to his brethren, and let
him dip his foot in oil.

    25 Thy shoes shall be iron and
brass; and as thy days, so shall thy
strength be.

***
Hebrews 11:6

    6 But without faith it is
impossible to please him: for he that
cometh to God must believe that he
is, and that he is a rewarder of them
that diligently seek him.
Hebrews 12:1,2

    1 Wherefore seeing we also are
compassed about with so great a cloud
of witnesses, let us lay aside every
weight, and the sin which doth so
easily beset us, and let us run with
patience the race that is set before
us,

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

581:15 Chapter 17: Glossary
(ASHER - Jacob's son)

    ASHER (Jacob's son). Hope and faith; spiritual compensation; the ills of the flesh rebuked.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 298:2


    (Faith higher than belief) Life, Truth, and Love are the realities of divine Science. They dawn in faith and glow full-orbed in spiritual understanding. As a cloud hides the sun it cannot extinguish, so false belief silences for a while the voice of immutable harmony, but false belief cannot destroy Science armed with faith, hope, and fruition.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 297:20-24

    Faith is higher and more spiritual than belief. It is a chrysalis state of human thought, in which spiritual evidence, contradicting the testimony of material sense, begins to appear, and Truth, the ever-present, is becoming understood.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 23:16


    (Doctrines and faith) 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.

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.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 1:1-4


    ( - Prayer -)
    The prayer that reforms the sinner and heals the sick is an absolute faith that all things are possible to God, - a spiritual understanding of Him, an unselfed love.


Section 5


Genesis 49:22,24

    22 #Joseph is a fruitful bough,
even a fruitful bough by a well;
whose branches run over the wall:

    24 But his bow abode in strength,
and the arms of his hands were made
strong by the hands of the mighty God
of Jacob; (from thence is the
shepherd, the stone of Israel:)

***
Acts 7:9,10

    9 And the patriarchs, moved with
envy, sold Joseph into Egypt: but God
was with him,

    10 And delivered him out of all his
afflictions, and gave him favour and
wisdom in the sight of Pharaoh king
of Egypt; and he made him governor
over Egypt and all his house.

***
Matthew 14:15,19-21

    15 #And when it was evening, his
disciples came to him, saying, This
is a desert place, and the time is
now past; send the multitude away,
that they may go into the villages,
and buy themselves victuals.

    19 And he commanded the multitude
to sit down on the grass, and took
the five loaves, and the two fishes,
and looking up to heaven, he blessed,
and brake, and gave the loaves to his
disciples, and the disciples to the
multitude.

    20 And they did all eat, and were
filled: and they took up of the
fragments that remained twelve
baskets full.

    21 And they that had eaten were
about five thousand men, beside women
and children.

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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 493:6

(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


    (Victory for Truth)
    All the evidence of physical sense and all the knowledge obtained from physical sense must yield to Science, to the immortal truth of all things.

596:25 Chapter 17: Glossary
(VALLEY)

    Christian Science, contradicting sense, maketh the valley to bud and blossom as the rose.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 322:3


    (Standpoints changed)
    When understanding changes the standpoints of life and intelligence from a material to a spiritual basis, we shall gain the reality of Life, the control of Soul over sense, and we shall perceive Christianity, or Truth, in its divine Principle. This must be the climax before harmonious and immortal man is obtained and his capabilities revealed. It is highly important - in view of the immense work to be accomplished before this recognition of divine Science can come - to turn our thoughts towards divine Principle, that finite belief may be prepared to relinquish its error.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 390:12-18


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

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 393:12

    (The strength of Spirit) Rise in the strength of Spirit to resist all that is unlike good. God has made man capable of this, and nothing can vitiate the ability and power divinely bestowed on man.


Section 6


Deuteronomy 33:12

    12 #And of Benjamin he said, The
beloved of the Lord shall dwell in
safety by him; and the Lord shall
cover him all the day long, and he
shall dwell between his shoulders.

***
John 3:5,6

    5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I
say unto thee, Except a man be born
of water and of the Spirit, he cannot
enter into the kingdom of God.

    6 That which is born of the flesh
is flesh; and that which is born of
the Spirit is spirit.
John 1:9,11-13

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

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

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

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

582:4(to .),9 Chapter 17: Glossary
(BENJAMIN - Jacob's son)


    BENJAMIN (Jacob's son).
    Renewal of affections; self-offering; an improved state of mortal mind; the introduction of a more spiritual origin; a gleam of the infinite idea of the infinite Principle; a spiritual type; that which comforts, consoles, and supports.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 533:26-27,31


    (False womanhood)
    Truth, cross-questioning man as to his knowledge of error, finds woman the first to confess her fault.
    Hence she is first to abandon the belief in the material origin of man and to discern spiritual creation. This hereafter enabled woman to be the mother of Jesus and to behold at the sepulchre the risen Saviour, who was soon to manifest the deathless man of God's creating. This enabled woman to be first to interpret the Scriptures in their true sense, which reveals the spiritual origin of man.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 325:26


    (Consecration required)
    The time cometh when the spiritual origin of man, the divine Science which ushered Jesus into human presence, will be understood and demonstrated.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 519:11


    (Infinity measureless)
    Human capacity is slow to discern and to grasp God's creation and the divine power and presence which go with it, demonstrating its spiritual origin. Mortals can never know the infinite, until they throw off the old man and reach the spiritual image and likeness. What can fathom infinity! How shall we declare Him, till, in the language of the apostle, "we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ"?

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 562:11-16


    (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.

Subheadings in this lesson

26 1 - Wrestling of Jacob
26 1 - Israel the new name
26 1 - Christian Science discovered
26 1 - Discontent with life
26 1 - True attainment
26 2 - Christ's reappearance
26 2 - Spiritual awakening
26 2 - Arena of contest
26 2 - Millennial glory
26 2 - Divine study
26 3 - Peremptory demands
26 3 - Profession and proof
26 3 - Moral retrogression
26 3 - Wait for reward
26 3 - Childlike receptivity
26 4 - Faith higher than belief
26 4 - Doctrines and faith
26 4 - Results of faith in Truth
26 4 - - Prayer -
26 5 - Victory for Truth
26 5 - Standpoints changed
26 5 - Unnecessary prostration
26 5 - The strength of Spirit
26 6 - False womanhood
26 6 - Consecration required
26 6 - Infinity measureless
26 6 - Spiritual idea crowned

List of all subheadings



01 1 - -25- Man reflects the perfect God
01 1 - Divine personality
01 1 - Tritheism impossible
01 1 - -1- The deific supremacy
01 2 - Finite views of Deity
01 2 - Anthropomorphism
01 2 - Reputation and character
01 2 - Material recognition impossible
01 2 - Our physical insensibility to Spirit
01 2 - Infinite physique impossible
01 2 - Infinity's reflection
01 3 - The strength of Spirit
01 3 - Laws of nature spiritual
01 3 - Treatment of disease
01 3 - Universal panacea
01 3 - Failure's lessons
01 3 - Refuge and strength
01 4 - Hidden ways of iniquity
01 4 - Physiology deficient
01 4 - Mind the only healer
01 4 - Conforming to explicit rules
01 5 - Salvation is through reform
01 5 - Final destruction of error
01 5 - Mortal mind dethroned
01 5 - Injustice to the Saviour
01 6 - Within the veil
01 6 - Salutary sorrow
01 6 - Nearness of Deity
01 6 - Harmonious lifework
01 6 - The shrine celestial
02 1 - Treasure in heaven
02 1 - Ascendency of good
02 1 - Seemingly independent authority
02 1 - The author's experiments in medicine
02 1 - Choose ye today
02 2 - Prophetic ignorance
02 2 - Charity to those opposed
02 2 - - Some Objections Answered -
02 2 - meaning
02 2 - Mental conspirators
02 3 - Intelligent consecration
02 3 - Forgetfulness of self
02 3 - Help and hindrance
02 3 - The spiritual mathematics
02 4 - -13- The divine Principle and idea
02 4 - Effective triumph
02 4 - Jesus' sinless career
02 4 - Spirit transforms
02 4 - Spiritual baptism
02 5 - Spiritual refreshment
02 5 - Jesus' sad repast
02 5 - Heavenly supplies
02 5 - Healing primary
02 5 - Truth's volume
02 6 - Incisive questions
02 6 - The last breakfast
02 6 - Spiritual Eucharist
03 1 - Eternity of Life
03 1 - Celestial evidence
03 1 - The test of experience
03 1 - Condition of progress
03 1 - Narrow pathway
03 1 - Real being never lost
03 2 - Mental propagation
03 2 - Error defined
03 2 - Jewish traditions
03 2 - Divinity not childless
03 2 - The serpent's whisper
03 2 - Bad results from error
03 2 - Life never structural
03 2 - Soul impeccable
03 2 - Judgment on error
03 3 - Christian standard
03 3 - True estimate of God's messenger
03 3 - Suicide and sin
03 3 - Essential element of Christianity
03 3 - Elimination of sickness
03 3 - Full fruitage yet to come
03 4 - Jesus not understood
03 4 - Life all-inclusive
03 4 - Careful guidance
03 5 - Life eternal and present
03 5 - Ultimate harmony
03 5 - Sustenance spiritual
03 5 - God sustains man
03 6 - -22- The real manhood
03 6 - -25- Man reflects the perfect God
03 6 - -26- Purity the path to perfection
03 6 - Victory over the grave
03 6 - Jesus in the tomb
03 6 - Abiding in Life
03 6 - Indestructible being
04 1 - Love imparts beauty
04 1 - The senses of Soul
04 1 - Spiritual thoughts
04 1 - Godward gravitation
04 1 - Mortal birth and death
04 1 - Tests in our day
04 1 - The main purpose
04 2 - Rebukes helpful
04 2 - -9- The Son of God
04 2 - -10- Holy Ghost or Comforter
04 2 - -11- Christ Jesus
04 2 - Saviour's prediction
04 2 - Suffering inevitable
04 3 - Divine authority
04 3 - Unspoken pleading
04 3 - Spiritualized consciousness
04 4 - Human reconciliation
04 4 - Inspiring discontent
04 4 - Truthful arguments
04 4 - Morality required
04 5 - Scientific consistency
04 5 - Spiritual language
04 5 - The miracles of Jesus
04 5 - Spirituality of Scripture
04 5 - Spiritual translation
04 5 - Language inadequate
04 6 - Victory for Truth
04 6 - Present salvation
04 6 - Within the veil
04 6 - Radical changes
04 6 - Purpose of crucifixion
05 1 - Mercy without partiality
05 1 - -6- The universal cause
05 1 - Spiritual harmony
05 1 - Principle and practice
05 1 - Impotence of hate
05 2 - Love the incentive
05 2 - The one only way
05 2 - Salutary sorrow
05 2 - Patience is wisdom
05 2 - Efficacious petitions
05 2 - Watchfulness requisite
05 3 - Morality required
05 3 - The doom of sin
05 3 - Spirit transforms
05 3 - Doom of the dragon
05 3 - Angelic offices
05 4 - Love imparts beauty
05 4 - Example for our salvation
05 4 - Mutual freedom
05 4 - Affection's demands
05 4 - Help and discipline
05 4 - The holy struggle
05 4 - Assistance in brotherhood
05 5 - Self-reliance and confidence
05 5 - No pain in matter
05 5 - Jesus' teaching belittled
05 5 - Saviour's prediction
05 6 - Inexhaustible divine Love
05 6 - Reason and Science
05 6 - Blunders and blunderers
05 6 - Unspoken pleading
05 6 - Eloquent silence
05 6 - Obstacles overcome
05 6 - Victory over the grave
05 6 - The stone rolled away
06 1 - -17- Infinite Spirit
06 1 - Omnipotence set forth
06 1 - Substance versus supposition
06 1 - Self-completeness
06 1 - Spiritual proofs of existence
06 2 - Man inseparable from Love
06 2 - Sensationless body
06 2 - The true new idea
06 2 - Truth is not inverted
06 2 - Source of all life and action
06 2 - Spiritual structure
06 2 - Divided vestments
06 2 - Spiritual ignorance
06 3 - Serving two masters
06 3 - Trustworthy beneficence
06 3 - Loftiest adoration
06 3 - Loving God supremely
06 3 - Conversion of Saul
06 3 - The holy struggle
06 3 - Moral victory
06 4 - Redemption from selfishness
06 4 - Veritable devotion
06 4 - True healing transcendent
06 4 - Derivatives of spirit
06 4 - Fruitless worship
06 4 - Treasure in heaven
06 5 - The lungs reformed
06 5 - Bodily presence
06 5 - Dangerous resemblances
06 5 - Seraphic symbols
06 5 - Practical religion
06 5 - Irreconcilable differences
06 6 - True estimate of God's messenger
06 6 - Spiritual sunlight
06 6 - Spiritual idea revealed
06 6 - The conflict with purity
07 1 - Real and unreal identity
07 1 - Soul defined
07 1 - -19- Soul and Spirit one
07 1 - The great question
07 2 - Wrestling of Jacob
07 2 - Israel the new name
07 2 - Spiritual guidance
07 3 - Belief in many gods
07 3 - A mortal not man
07 3 - The fall of error
07 3 - Jehovah or Elohim
07 3 - Jehovah a tribal deity
07 3 - Mankind redeemed
07 4 - Rebukes helpful
07 4 - Soul impeccable
07 4 - Fear and sickness identical
07 4 - The unity of Science and Christianity
07 5 - Jesus' disregard of matter
07 5 - Delusions pagan and medical
07 5 - Sickness from mortal mind
07 5 - Life not contingent on matter
07 5 - The age's privilege
07 6 - True estimate of God's messenger
07 6 - Ultimate harmony
07 6 - Judgment on error
08 1 - Homer and Moses
08 1 - Material misconceptions
08 1 - -2- The deific definitions
08 1 - -21- The divine Ego
08 1 - True sense of infinitude
08 2 - Impossible coalescence
08 2 - Ignorant idolatry
08 2 - Idolatrous illusions
08 2 - Man not structural
08 2 - Chicanery impossible
08 2 - Disease mental
08 3 - Resting in holy work
08 3 - Fatigue is mental
08 3 - Sickness akin to sin
08 3 - Scientific beginning
08 3 - Divine oneness
08 3 - Jesus' sinless career
08 4 - Redemption from selfishness
08 4 - Animal tendency
08 4 - Fidelity required
08 4 - Appetites to be abandoned
08 4 - Sin or fear the root of sickness
08 4 - Mental conspirators
08 4 - The robe of Science
08 5 - Christ the ideal Truth
08 5 - Knowledge and honesty
08 5 - Weakness and guilt
08 5 - On sandy foundations
08 5 - Personal experience
08 6 - The divine standard of perfection
08 6 - -32- Basis of health and immortality
08 6 - -Platform summation-
09 1 - Christ the ideal Truth
09 1 - The true sonship
09 1 - Jesus as mediator
09 1 - Spiritual government
09 2 - No material law
09 2 - Begin rightly
09 2 - Deformity and perfection
09 3 - Scientific and Biblical facts
09 3 - The demonstration lost and found
09 3 - New era in Jesus
09 3 - Reduction to system
09 3 - Divided vestments
09 4 - The real and the unreal
09 4 - -9- The Son of God
09 4 - -10- Holy Ghost or Comforter
09 4 - Paradise regained
09 4 - Human reconciliation
09 5 - Essential element of Christianity
09 5 - Prophetic ignorance
09 5 - Christ's reappearance
09 5 - Leaven of Truth
09 6 - Spiritual government
09 6 - God's man discerned
09 6 - Both words and works
09 6 - Infinity's reflection
09 6 - Individual permanency
09 6 - God's man discerned
10 1 - Health and the senses
10 1 - The Christ-element
10 1 - Paradise regained
10 1 - Definition of man
10 1 - Old and new man
10 2 - Spiritual offspring
10 2 - Godless evolution
10 2 - Degrees of development
10 2 - Spiritual origin
10 2 - True nature and origin
10 3 - Death outdone
10 3 - Indestructible relationship
10 3 - Man's entity spiritual
10 3 - Scientific finalities
10 3 - Universal brotherhood
10 4 - Sickness as discord
10 4 - Natural wonders
10 4 - Corporeal changes
10 4 - Will-power unrighteous
10 4 - Allness of Truth
10 4 - Renewed selfhood
10 5 - Birthright of man
10 5 - Matter versus Spirit
10 5 - Proper self-government
10 5 - Higher statutes
10 6 - Practical Science
10 6 - Scientific finalities
10 6 - Man's genuine being
10 6 - Mortal nothingness
10 6 - Our belief and understanding
11 1 - Divine synonyms
11 1 - Spiritual synonyms
11 1 - Terms adopted by the author
11 1 - Eternity of Life
11 1 - Spiritual thoughts
11 2 - Consecration required
11 2 - Matter is not substance
11 2 - Substance is Spirit
11 2 - Material mortality
11 2 - Spiritual tangibility
11 3 - Evanescent materiality
11 3 - Soul impeccable
11 3 - Sense-dreams
11 4 - The divine reflection
11 4 - Inverted images and ideas
11 4 - Man's entity
11 5 - Jesus the Scientist
11 5 - Material skepticism
11 5 - Cure of insanity
11 6 - The infinitude of God
11 6 - The immortal birth
11 6 - Spiritual spheres
11 6 - Fulfilment of the Law
11 6 - Man's present possibilities
11 6 - Nearness of Deity
11 6 - Reflected likeness
12 1 - Elementary electricity
12 1 - False stimulus
12 1 - Matter is not substance
12 1 - Laws of nature spiritual
12 1 - Faith according to works
12 1 - Priestly learning
12 2 - The great conflict
12 2 - Immortal sentences
12 2 - Confusion confounded
12 2 - Mind one and all
12 2 - Victory for Truth
12 3 - Useful knowledge
12 3 - The Mind creative
12 3 - The fruit forbidden
12 3 - The doom of sin
12 3 - -25- Man reflects the perfect God
12 3 - Suicide and sin
12 4 - Spiritual and material
12 4 - Fruitless worship
12 4 - The true worship
12 4 - Spiritual reflection
12 4 - Spiritual ignorance
12 5 - Qualities of thought
12 5 - Hypocrisy condemned
12 5 - Selfishness and loss
12 5 - Temple cleansed
12 5 - Choose ye today
12 6 - No ecclesiastical monopoly
12 6 - Dangerous resemblances
12 6 - Impotence of hate
12 6 - Pure religion enthroned
13 1 - Warfare with error
13 1 - Travail and joy
13 1 - True estimate of God's messenger
13 1 - Seemingly independent authority
13 1 - Opposing testimony
13 1 - The one only way
13 2 - Doom of the dragon
13 2 - The sting of the serpent
13 2 - Dragon cast down to earth
13 2 - Confusion confounded
13 3 - The conflict with purity
13 3 - Scientific translations
13 3 - Essential element of Christianity
13 3 - Question of precedence
13 4 - Salutary sorrow
13 4 - Solitary research
13 4 - Spiritual guidance
13 5 - Angelic offices
13 5 - Universal panacea
13 5 - Understanding versus belief
13 5 - Treatment of disease
13 6 - Malicious barbarity
13 6 - Dragon cast down to earth
13 6 - Warfare with error
13 6 - The armor of divinity
13 6 - Key to the kingdom
14 1 - Erroneous representation
14 1 - Persistence of species
14 1 - Our conscious development
14 1 - Mendacity of error
14 1 - Prediction of a naturalist
14 1 - God's creation intact
14 1 - Spiritual discovery
14 2 - Proof by induction
14 2 - Reversal of testimony
14 2 - False testimony refuted
14 2 - Real Life is God
14 2 - Scientific consistency
14 3 - Universal brotherhood
14 3 - The dragon as a type
14 3 - Cure of insanity
14 3 - Excuses for ignorance
14 3 - Superstition obsolete
14 4 - The doom of sin
14 4 - The infinite one Spirit
14 4 - The true sense
14 4 - Godward gravitation
14 4 - Inspiration of sacrifice
14 5 - Spiritual offspring
14 5 - Instruments of error
14 5 - Standpoints changed
14 5 - Uses of suffering
14 5 - Strong position
14 5 - A mortal not man
14 6 - The human counterfeit
14 6 - A belief in death
14 6 - Triumph over death
15 1 - The fruit forbidden
15 1 - Weakness of material theories
15 1 - Unnatural deflections
15 1 - The divine completeness
15 2 - Self-constituted law
15 2 - Sickness from mortal mind
15 2 - Belief and understanding
15 2 - Sin destroyed through suffering
15 2 - -28- Truth demonstrated
15 3 - Two infinite creators absurd
15 3 - Copartnership impossible
15 3 - Matter is not inflamed
15 3 - Right endeavor possible
15 4 - Standard of liberty
15 4 - Truthful arguments
15 4 - Relapse unnecessary
15 4 - God-given dominion
15 5 - Error only ephemeral
15 5 - Full fruitage yet to come
15 5 - Spiritual power
15 5 - Christ the great physician
15 6 - Need and supply
15 6 - Christian standard
16 1 - Love casteth out fear
16 1 - Sorrow and reformation
16 1 - Wait for reward
16 1 - Deliverance not vicarious
16 2 - Justice and substitution
16 2 - Desire for holiness
16 2 - Advancement by sacrifice
16 2 - True flesh and blood
16 2 - Proof in practice
16 3 - Laws of nature spiritual
16 3 - Efficacious repentance
16 3 - Individual experience
16 3 - Healing primary
16 4 - Human reconciliation
16 4 - Victory over the grave
16 5 - Divine oneness
16 5 - The stone rolled away
16 5 - Example for our salvation
16 5 - Jesus as mediator
16 6 - Radical changes
16 6 - Man's present possibilities
16 6 - Nearness of Deity
17 1 - Antagonistic sources
17 1 - Ignorant idolatry
17 1 - Eternal man recognized
17 1 - Testimony of sense
17 1 - Cleansing the mind
17 1 - Sin is punished
17 2 - Cumulative repentance
17 2 - Sin destroyed through suffering
17 2 - Serving two masters
17 2 - Scientific beginning
17 3 - Disease a dream
17 3 - Mind governs body
17 3 - Jurisdiction of Mind
17 3 - The true healing
17 4 - A belief in death
17 4 - Illusion of death
17 4 - Death and the body
17 4 - Temperature is mental
17 4 - The Christian's privilege
17 5 - Scientific purgation
17 5 - Progress demanded
17 5 - Spirits obsolete
17 5 - No material creation
17 5 - Childlike receptivity
17 6 - Salvation and probation
17 6 - Corporeality and Spirit
17 6 - Spiritual ascension
17 6 - Immaterial pleasure
17 6 - Second death
17 6 - Man linked with Spirit
18 1 - Pardon and amendment
18 1 - Murder brings its curse
18 1 - Retribution and remorse
18 2 - Birth and death unreal
18 2 - Anthropomorphism
18 2 - Inspired interpretation
18 2 - A bright outlook
18 2 - Deliverance not vicarious
18 3 - Divine authority
18 3 - Sin to be overcome
18 3 - Jesus' disregard of matter
18 3 - Light and darkness
18 3 - Mental despotism
18 3 - Sickness from mortal mind
18 4 - Image of the beast
18 4 - Peremptory demands
18 4 - Key to the kingdom
18 4 - Error destroyed, not pardoned
18 4 - Within the veil
18 5 - - Prayer -
18 5 - Effectual invocation
18 5 - Hospitality to health and good
18 5 - The salt of the earth
18 6 - Truth annihilates error
18 6 - Erroneous standpoint
18 6 - Mortality mythical
18 6 - Spiritual gateway
18 6 - Sin destroyed through suffering
18 6 - Judgment on error
18 6 - -Platform summation-
19 1 - The effect of names
19 1 - Creation's counterfeit
19 1 - Mankind redeemed
19 1 - The serpent's whisper
19 1 - Ascending the scale
19 2 - The fruit forbidden
19 2 - Murder brings its curse
19 2 - Mythical serpent
19 2 - Adam
19 2 - Error's assumption
19 2 - Truth is not inverted
19 3 - Sense and pure Soul
19 3 - Useful knowledge
19 3 - Progeny cursed
19 3 - Shame the effect of sin
19 3 - Embryonic sinful thoughts
19 4 - Eternal man recognized
19 4 - Dwelling in dreamland
19 4 - Judgment on error
19 4 - No material law
19 4 - Material personality
19 4 - Rise of thought
19 5 - Uses of suffering
19 5 - Godward gravitation
19 5 - Belief and understanding
19 5 - Health from reliance on spirituality
19 5 - Rise of thought
19 5 - Paean of jubilee
19 6 - God's creation intact
19 6 - Spiritual origin
19 6 - True nature and origin
20 1 - Mortals are not immortals
20 1 - Man unfallen
20 1 - Immortal birthright
20 1 - Immortal models
20 1 - Mortals unlike immortals
20 2 - Spiritual discovery
20 2 - Requisite change of our ideals
20 2 - Sickness as only thought
20 2 - Basis of true religion
20 2 - Mortal man a mis-creator
20 2 - The true sense
20 3 - Vain ecstasies
20 3 - Suicide and sin
20 3 - Death no advantage
20 3 - Soul impeccable
20 3 - Mind one and all
20 3 - The clouds dissolving
20 4 - Forgetfulness of self
20 4 - Patience and final perfection
20 4 - Beatific presence
20 4 - Scientific purgation
20 4 - Infinity measureless
20 5 - -22- The real manhood
20 5 - Charity to those opposed
20 5 - Jesus as mediator
20 5 - Spiritual government
20 5 - Death outdone
20 5 - Mortals are not immortals
20 5 - Inverted images and ideas
20 6 - Patience and final perfection
20 6 - -26- Purity the path to perfection
20 6 - Rebukes helpful
20 6 - The kingdom within
20 6 - Deep-reaching interrogations
20 6 - Man inseparable from Love
21 1 - Sickness as discord
21 1 - -19- Soul and Spirit one
21 1 - A mortal not man
21 1 - Spiritual concord
21 2 - Ptolemaic and psychical error
21 2 - Life only in Spirit
21 2 - A vacant domicile
21 2 - Mortals are not immortals
21 2 - Healthful explanation
21 3 - Opposing testimony
21 3 - Jesus' disregard of matter
21 3 - Health from reliance on spirituality
21 4 - A belief suicidal
21 4 - Goodness transparent
21 4 - Scientific translations
21 4 - Life not contingent on matter
21 5 - -28- Truth demonstrated
21 5 - Sense-dreams
21 5 - Soul impeccable
21 5 - Sense and pure Soul
21 5 - Divine metaphysics
21 6 - Reflection of Spirit
21 6 - Man inseperable from Spirit
21 6 - Definition of man
21 6 - Superior law of Soul
21 6 - True government of man
22 1 - Our conscious development
22 1 - Mendacity of error
22 1 - False womanhood
22 1 - Bruising sin's head
22 1 - Doom of the dragon
22 2 - Animal magnetism error
22 2 - Mere negation
22 2 - A so-called mind-cure
22 2 - Light and darkness
22 2 - God the only Mind
22 3 - Cleansing upheaval
22 3 - Impossible intercommunion
22 3 - Liberation of mental powers
22 3 - Perfection of divine government
22 3 - The great conflict
22 4 - Hidden agents
22 4 - The genus of error
22 4 - Thought-transference
22 4 - False claims annihilated
22 4 - Obligations of teachers
22 5 - Animal tendency
22 5 - Hypocrisy condemned
22 5 - Spiritual insight
22 5 - Adulteration of Truth
22 5 - Evil let loose
22 5 - Mortal mind not a healer
22 6 - Dragon cast down to earth
22 6 - Christ the great physician
22 6 - Pure religion enthroned
22 6 - Native nothingness of sin
23 1 - Mortals unlike immortals
23 1 - -6- The universal cause
23 1 - Chaos and darkness
23 1 - Ever-appearing creation
23 1 - Jurisdiction of Mind
23 1 - Science and Christianity
23 2 - God's creation intact
23 2 - No new creation
23 2 - Climax of suffering
23 2 - Material inception
23 2 - Causation not in matter
23 2 - Ontology versus physiology
23 3 - Mind's idea faultless
23 3 - Light preceding the sun
23 3 - Evenings and mornings
23 3 - Geology a failure
23 3 - Spiritual subdivision
23 4 - Divine propagation
23 4 - God and His image
23 4 - Elohistic plurality
23 4 - Reflected likeness
23 5 - Mind's true camera
23 5 - Divine nature appearing
23 5 - Multiplication of pure ideas
23 5 - Creatures of God useful
23 5 - The divine loveliness
23 6 - Ideas and identities
23 6 - Spirit names and blesses
23 6 - Renewed selfhood
23 6 - Elohistic plurality
23 6 - Ideal man and woman
23 6 - Divine personality
23 6 - Divine sense of Deity
24 1 - Patience and final perfection
24 1 - Loving God supremely
24 1 - Treasure in heaven
24 1 - Scientific foreknowing
24 1 - The Christ-element
24 1 - Science as foreign to all religion
24 1 - Key to the kingdom
24 2 - Pardon and amendment
24 2 - Error destroyed, not pardoned
24 2 - Conversion of Saul
24 2 - Moral courage
24 2 - Appetites to be abandoned
24 3 - Jesus' disregard of matter
24 3 - Bearing our sins
24 3 - A definite rule discovered
24 3 - Choose ye today
24 3 - Sectarianism and opposition
24 4 - Prayer for the sick
24 4 - Self-reliance and confidence
24 4 - Cramping systems
24 4 - Christian history
24 5 - Jesus as mediator
24 5 - A closed question
24 5 - Two chief commands
24 5 - Two claims omitted
24 5 - Love's endowment
24 5 - Life all-inclusive
24 6 - Personal identity
24 6 - Divine providence
24 6 - Divided vestments
24 6 - Native freedom
24 6 - Standard of liberty
25 1 - Right interpretation
25 1 - All force mental
25 1 - Sinlessness of Mind, Soul
25 1 - Inadequate theories of creation
25 1 - True theory of the universe
25 1 - Lawful wonders
25 2 - God's creation intact
25 2 - Human reflection
25 2 - The divine reflection
25 2 - Mental propagation
25 2 - The cup of Jesus
25 2 - Spiritual power
25 3 - Mindless methods
25 3 - Mental tillage
25 3 - Thought seen as substance
25 3 - Human power a blind force
25 3 - Elementary electricity
25 3 - No material creation
25 4 - Creation reversed
25 4 - Embryonic evolution
25 4 - Mist, or false claim
25 4 - Dwelling in dreamland
25 4 - Mind imparts purity, health, and beauty
25 5 - Forgetfulness of self
25 5 - Present salvation
25 5 - Spiritual spheres
25 5 - Divine nature appearing
25 5 - Love and man coexistent
25 5 - Deflection of being
25 6 - Love and man coexistent
25 6 - Spiritual translation
25 6 - One primal cause
25 6 - Spiritual harmony
25 6 - Impossible coalescence
25 6 - Perfection of creation
26 1 - Wrestling of Jacob
26 1 - Israel the new name
26 1 - Christian Science discovered
26 1 - Discontent with life
26 1 - True attainment
26 2 - Christ's reappearance
26 2 - Spiritual awakening
26 2 - Arena of contest
26 2 - Millennial glory
26 2 - Divine study
26 3 - Peremptory demands
26 3 - Profession and proof
26 3 - Moral retrogression
26 3 - Wait for reward
26 3 - Childlike receptivity
26 4 - Faith higher than belief
26 4 - Doctrines and faith
26 4 - Results of faith in Truth
26 4 - - Prayer -
26 5 - Victory for Truth
26 5 - Standpoints changed
26 5 - Unnecessary prostration
26 5 - The strength of Spirit
26 6 - False womanhood
26 6 - Consecration required
26 6 - Infinity measureless
26 6 - Spiritual idea crowned

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