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June 30,1907

Subject: 01

GOD.

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-- Golden Text --

Ephesians 4:6

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


Responsive Reading


Psalm 103:1-6,10-13,15-19,22

    1 Bless the Lord, O my soul: and
all that is within me, bless his holy
name.

    2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, and
forget not all his benefits:

    3 Who forgiveth all thine
iniquities; who healeth all thy
diseases;

    4 Who redeemeth thy life from
destruction; who crowneth thee with
lovingkindness and tender mercies;

    5 Who satisfieth thy mouth with
good things; so that thy youth is
renewed like the eagle's.

    6 The Lord executeth righteousness
and judgment for all that are
oppressed.

    10 He hath not dealt with us after
our sins; nor rewarded us according to
our iniquities.

    11 For as the heaven is high above
the earth, so great is his mercy
toward them that fear him.

    12 As far as the east is from the
west, so far hath he removed our
transgressions from us.

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

    15 As for man, his days are as
grass: as a flower of the field, so
he flourisheth.

    16 For the wind passeth over it,
and it is gone; and the place thereof
shall know it no more.

    17 But the mercy of the Lord is
from everlasting to everlasting upon
them that fear him, and his
righteousness unto children's
children;

    18 To such as keep his covenant,
and to those that remember his
commandments to do them.

    19 The Lord hath prepared his
throne in the heavens; and his
kingdom ruleth over all.

    22 Bless the Lord, all his works in
all places of his dominion: bless the
Lord, O my soul.


Section 1


Job 11:7

    7 Canst thou by searching find out
God? canst thou find out the Almighty
unto perfection?

***
Psalm 147:5

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

***
Isaiah 41:4

    4 Who hath wrought and done it,
calling the generations from the
beginning? I the Lord, the first, and
with the last; I am he.
Isaiah 43:10

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

***
Jeremiah 23:23,24

    23 Am I a God at hand, saith the
Lord, and not a God afar off?

    24 Can any hide himself in secret
places that I shall not see him?
saith the Lord. Do not I fill heaven
and earth? saith the Lord.

***
I Timothy 1:17

    17 Now unto the King eternal,
immortal, invisible, the only wise
God, be honour and glory for ever and
ever. Amen.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 511:11-13


    (Darkness scattered)
    In divine Science, which is the seal of Deity and has the impress of heaven, God is revealed as infinite light.

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

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


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 331:20

  (- MORTAL MIND - Error creating other errors)

    (-6- The universal cause)
    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.

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.


Section 2


Isaiah 26:4

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

***
Job 37:23

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

***
Psalm 62:11

    11 God hath spoken once; twice have
I heard this; that power belongeth
unto God.
Psalm 65:5,6

    5 By terrible things in
righteousness wilt thou answer us, O
God of our salvation; who art the
confidence of all the ends of the
earth, and of them that are afar off
upon the sea:

    6 Which by his strength setteth
fast the mountains; being girded with
power:
Psalm 86:5

    5 For thou, Lord, art good, and
ready to forgive; and plenteous in
mercy unto all them that call upon
thee.

***
Ephesians 3:20,21

    20 Now unto him that is able to do
exceeding abundantly above all that we
ask or think, according to the power
that worketh in us,

    21 Unto him be glory in the church
by Christ Jesus throughout all ages,
world without end. Amen.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 228:25


    (Priestly pride humbled)
    There is no power apart from God. Omnipotence has all-power, and to acknowledge any other power is to dishonor God. The humble Nazarene overthrew the supposition that sin, sickness, and death have power. He proved them powerless. It should have humbled the pride of the priests, when they saw the demonstration of Christianity excel the influence of their dead faith and ceremonies.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 232:9-12

    (Denials of divine power)
    Scripture informs us that "with God all things are possible," - all good is possible to Spirit; but our prevalent theories practically deny this, and make healing possible only through matter.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 192:17


    (The one real power)
    Moral and spiritual might belong to Spirit, who holds the "wind in His fists;" and this teaching accords with Science and harmony. In Science, you can have no power opposed to God, and the physical senses must give up their false testimony. Your influence for good depends upon the weight you throw into the right scale. The good you do and embody gives you the only power obtainable. Evil is not power. It is a mockery of strength, which erelong betrays its weakness and falls, never to rise.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 490:3

(21) Question: Do the five corporeal senses constitute man?
ADAM = Life's counterfeit, which ultimates in death.
Topic: Ancient and Modern Necromany, alies Mesmerism, and Hypnotism, Denounced


    (Will-power an animal propensity)
    Will-power is but a product of belief, and this belief commits depredations on harmony. Human will is an animal propensity, not a faculty of Soul. Hence it cannot govern man aright. Christian Science reveals Truth and Love as the motive-powers of man. Will-blind, stubborn, and headlong - cooperates with appetite and passion. From this cooperation arises its evil. From this also comes its powerlessness, since all power belongs to God, good.


Section 3


Psalm 68:5

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

***
Isaiah 63:16

    16 Doubtless thou art our father,
though Abraham be ignorant of us, and
Israel acknowledge us not: thou, O
Lord, art our father, our redeemer;
thy name is from everlasting.

***
II Corinthians 5:16

    16 Wherefore henceforth know we no
man after the flesh: yea, though we
have known Christ after the flesh,
yet now henceforth know we him no
more.

***
Galatians 1:1,4

    1 Paul, an apostle, (not of men,
neither by man, but by Jesus Christ,
and God the Father, who raised him
from the dead;)

    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:
Galatians 4:6,7

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

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

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


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

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 29:20-24

    (Spiritual conception)
    The illumination of Mary's spiritual sense put to silence material law and its order of generation, and brought forth her child by the revelation of Truth, demonstrating God as the Father of men.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 267:8


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

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 469:30-5

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


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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 507:3-6


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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 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.


Section 4


Deuteronomy 4:23,24

    23 Take heed unto yourselves, lest
ye forget the covenant of the Lord
your God, which he made with you, and
make you a graven image, or the
likeness of any thing, which the Lord
thy God hath forbidden thee.

    24 For the Lord thy God is a
consuming fire, even a jealous God.

***
Acts 17:22,23,28-30

    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.

    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:

***
Romans 1:18,25

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

    25 Who changed the truth of God
into a lie, and worshipped and served
the creature more than the Creator,
who is blessed for ever. Amen.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 312:24-26


    (Man-made theories)
    A personal sense of God and of man's capabilities necessarily limits faith and hinders spiritual understanding.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 256:24


    (No divine corporeality)
    No form nor physical combination is adequate to represent infinite Love. A finite and material sense of God leads to formalism and narrowness; it chills the spirit of Christianity.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 258:1

    (Infinite physique impossible)
    A mortal, corporeal, or finite conception of God cannot embrace the glories of limitless, incorporeal Life and Love. Hence the unsatisfied human craving for something better, higher, holier, than is afforded by a material belief in a physical God and man. The insufficiency of this belief to supply the true idea proves the falsity of material belief.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 257:15

    (Matter is not substance)
    The material senses and human conceptions would translate spiritual ideas into material beliefs, and would say that an anthropomorphic God, instead of infinite Principle, - in other words, divine Love, - is the father of the rain, "who hath begotten the drops of dew," who bringeth "forth Mazzaroth in his season," and guideth "Arcturus with his sons."

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 351:16-21


    (Fatal premises)
    We cannot bring out the practical proof of Christianity, which Jesus required, while error seems as potent and real to us as Truth, and while we make a personal devil and an anthropomorphic God our starting-points, - especially if we consider Satan as a being coequal in power with Deity, if not superior to Him.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 2:18-28


    (Deity unchangeable)
    The mere habit of pleading with the divine Mind, as one pleads with a human being, perpetuates the belief in God as humanly circumscribed, - an error which impedes spiritual growth.
    (God's standard)
    God is Love. Can we ask Him to be more? God is intelligence. Can we inform the infinite Mind of anything He does not already comprehend? Do we expect to change perfection? Shall we plead for more at the open fount, which is pouring forth more than we accept?


Section 5


Isaiah 33:5,6

    5 The Lord is exalted; for he
dwelleth on high: he hath filled Zion
with judgment and righteousness.

    6 And wisdom and knowledge shall be
the stability of thy times, and
strength of salvation: the fear of
the Lord is his treasure.
Isaiah 40:12-14,26

    12 #Who hath measured the waters in
the hollow of his hand, and meted out
heaven with the span, and
comprehended the dust of the earth in
a measure, and weighed the mountains
in scales, and the hills in a
balance?

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

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

    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.

***
Amos 7:7,8

    7 #Thus he shewed me: and, behold,
the Lord stood upon a wall made by a
plumbline, with a plumbline in his
hand.

    8 And the Lord said unto me, Amos,
what seest thou? And I said, A
plumbline. Then said the Lord,
Behold, I will set a plumbline in the
midst of my people Israel: I will not
again pass by them any more:

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 275:6,25(only)


    (Spirit the starting-point)
    The starting-point of divine Science is that God, Spirit, is All-in-all, and that there is no other might nor Mind, - that God is Love, and therefore He is divine Principle.
    (The divine completeness)
    Our material human theories are destitute of Science.

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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 551:12


    (The ascent of species)
    Evolution describes the gradations of human belief, but it does not acknowledge the method of divine Mind, nor see that material methods are impossible in divine Science and that all Science is of God, not of man.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 342:16-18


    (Christianity scientific)
    If Christianity is not scientific, and Science is not of God, then there is no invariable law, and truth becomes an accident.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 480:10-16

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


    (Harmony from Spirit) Consciousness, as well as action, is governed by Mind, - is in God, the origin and governor of all that Science reveals. Material sense has its realm apart from Science in the unreal. Harmonious action proceeds from Spirit, God. Inharmony has no Principle; its action is erroneous and presupposes man to be in matter.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 118:26


    (Certain contradictions)
    The definitions of material law, as given by natural science, represent a kingdom necessarily divided against itself, because these definitions portray law as physical, not spiritual. Therefore they contradict the divine decrees and violate the law of Love, in which nature and God are one and the natural order of heaven comes down to earth.


Section 6


Isaiah 45:22

    22 Look unto me, and be ye saved,
all the ends of the earth: for I am
God, and there is none else.
Isaiah 40:30,31

    30 Even the youths shall faint and
be weary, and the young men shall
utterly fall:

    31 But they that wait upon the Lord
shall renew their strength; they
shall mount up with wings as eagles;
they shall run, and not be weary; and
they shall walk, and not faint.

***
Job 22:21,26

    21 Acquaint now thyself with him,
and be at peace: thereby good shall
come unto thee.

    26 For then shalt thou have thy
delight in the Almighty, and shalt
lift up thy face unto God.

***
Psalm 53:6

    6 Oh that the salvation of Israel
were come out of Zion! When God
bringeth back the captivity of his
people, Jacob shall rejoice, and
Israel shall be glad.
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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 203:7-8,13


    (Our belief and understanding)
    If God were understood instead of being merely believed, this understanding would establish health.
    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.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 351:27-28,31


    (Fruitless worship)
    The Israelites centred their thoughts on the material in their attempted worship of the spiritual.
    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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 323:13-16,24


    (Need and supply)
    In order to apprehend more, we must put into practice what we already know. We must recollect that Truth is demonstrable when understood, and that good is not understood until demonstrated.
    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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 241:23


    (Spirit transforms)
    One's aim, a point beyond faith, should be to find the footsteps of Truth, the way to health and holiness. We should strive to reach the Horeb height where God is revealed; ;and the corner-stone of all spiritual building is purity. The baptism of Spirit, washing the body of all the impurities of flesh, signifies that the pure in heart see God and are approaching spiritual Life and its demonstration.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 246:20

    (Undesirable records)
    Except for the error of measuring and limiting all that is good and beautiful, man would enjoy more than threescore years and ten and still maintain his vigor, freshness, and promise. Man, governed by immortal Mind, is always beautiful and grand. Each succeeding year unfolds wisdom, beauty, and holiness.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 249:1

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

Subheadings in this lesson

01 1 - Darkness scattered
01 1 - -1- The deific supremacy
01 1 - -6- The universal cause
01 1 - -Platform summation-
01 2 - Priestly pride humbled
01 2 - Denials of divine power
01 2 - The one real power
01 2 - Will-power an animal propensity
01 3 - Fleshly ties temporal
01 3 - Spiritual conception
01 3 - The infinitude of God
01 3 - The sole governor
01 3 - Spirit names and blesses
01 3 - Ideas and identities
01 4 - Man-made theories
01 4 - No divine corporeality
01 4 - Infinite physique impossible
01 4 - Matter is not substance
01 4 - Fatal premises
01 4 - Deity unchangeable
01 4 - God's standard
01 5 - Spirit the starting-point
01 5 - The divine completeness
01 5 - Science and Christianity
01 5 - The ascent of species
01 5 - Christianity scientific
01 5 - Harmony from Spirit
01 5 - Certain contradictions
01 6 - Our belief and understanding
01 6 - Fruitless worship
01 6 - Need and supply
01 6 - Spirit transforms
01 6 - Undesirable records
01 6 - Perfect models


July 14,1907

Subject: 02

SACRAMENT.

oo1o



-- Golden Text --

Hebrews 13:16

    16 But to do good and to
communicate forget not: for with such
sacrifices God is well pleased.


Responsive Reading


Luke 22:7-20

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

    8 And he sent Peter and John,
saying, Go and prepare us the
passover, that we may eat.

    9 And they said unto him, Where
wilt thou that we prepare?

    10 And he said unto them, Behold,
when ye are entered into the city,
there shall a man meet you, bearing a
pitcher of water; follow him into the
house where he entereth in.

    11 And ye shall say unto the
goodman of the house, The Master
saith unto thee, Where is the
guestchamber, where I shall eat the
passover with my disciples?

    12 And he shall shew you a large
upper room furnished: there make
ready.

    13 And they went, and found as he
had said unto them: and they made
ready the passover.

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

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

    16 For I say unto you, I will not
any more eat thereof, until it be
fulfilled in the kingdom of God.

    17 And he took the cup, and gave
thanks, and said, Take this, and
divide it among yourselves:

    18 For I say unto you, I will not
drink of the fruit of the vine, until
the kingdom of God shall come.

    19 #And he took bread, and gave
thanks, and brake it, and gave unto
them, saying, This is my body which
is given for you: this do in
remembrance of me.

    20 Likewise also the cup after
supper, saying, This cup is the new
testament in my blood, which is shed
for you.


Section 1


John 13:1

    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.
John 16:19,20

    19 Now Jesus knew that they were
desirous to ask him, and said unto
them, Do ye inquire among yourselves
of that I said, A little while, and
ye shall not see me: and again, a
little while, and ye shall see me?

    20 Verily, verily, I say unto you,
That ye shall weep and lament, but the
world shall rejoice: and ye shall be
sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be
turned into joy.

***
II Corinthians 7:9,10

    9 Now I rejoice, not that ye were
made sorry, but that ye sorrowed to
repentance: for ye were made sorry
after a godly manner, that ye might
receive damage by us in nothing.

    10 For godly sorrow worketh
repentance to salvation not to be
repented of: but the sorrow of the
world worketh death.

***
John 21:2-4

    2 There were together Simon Peter,
and Thomas called Didymus, and
Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, and the
sons of Zebedee, and two other of his
disciples.

    3 Simon Peter saith unto them, I go
a fishing. They say unto him, We also
go with thee. They went forth, and
entered into a ship immediately; and
that night they caught nothing.

    4 But when the morning was now
come, Jesus stood on the shore: but
the disciples knew not that it was
Jesus.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 32:3-11,20-2


    (Sacred sacrament)
    In ancient Rome a soldier was required to swear allegiance to his general. The Latin word for this oath was sacramentum, and our English word sacrament is derived from it. Among the Jews it was an ancient custom for the master of a feast to pass each guest a cup of wine. But the Eucharist does not commemorate a Roman soldier's oath, nor was the wine, used on convivial occasions and in Jewish rites, the cup of our Lord.
    (Spiritual refreshment)
    The true sense is spiritually lost, if the sacrament is confined to the use of bread and wine. The disciples had eaten, yet Jesus prayed and gave them bread. This would have been foolish in a literal sense; but in its spiritual signification, it was natural and beautiful. Jesus prayed; he withdrew from the material senses to refresh his heart with brighter, with spiritual views.
    (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.

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

    (The last breakfast)
    What a contrast between our Lord's last supper and his last spiritual breakfast with his disciples in the bright morning hours at the joyful meeting on the shore of the Galilean Sea! His gloom had passed into glory, and his disciples' grief into repentance, - hearts chastened and pride rebuked.


Section 2


Isaiah 1:13(to ;),16,17

    13 Bring no more vain oblations;

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

    17 Learn to do well; seek judgment,
relieve the oppressed, judge the
fatherless, plead for the widow.

***
Ezekiel 18:31,32

    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.

***
Hebrews 9:1,10

    1 Then verily the first covenant
had also ordinances of divine
service, and a worldly sanctuary.

    10 Which stood only in meats and
drinks, and divers washings, and
carnal ordinances, imposed on them
until the time of reformation.

***
John 21:5,6

    5 Then Jesus saith unto them,
Children, have ye any meat? They
answered him, No.

    6 And he said unto them, Cast the
net on the right side of the ship,
and ye shall find. They cast
therefore, and now they were not able
to draw it for the multitude of
fishes.

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


    (The last breakfast)
    Convinced of the fruitlessness of their toil in the dark and wakened by their Master's voice, they changed their methods, turned away from material things, and cast their net on the right side. Discerning Christ, Truth, anew on the shore of time, they were enabled to rise somewhat from mortal sensuousness, or the burial of mind in matter, into newness of life as Spirit.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 5:3-6


    (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.

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.

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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 327:1


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


Section 3


Matthew 3:7,8

    7 #But when he saw many of the
Pharisees and Sadducees come to his
baptism, he said unto them, O
generation of vipers, who hath warned
you to flee from the wrath to come?

    8 Bring forth therefore fruits meet
for repentance:
Matthew 7:18,20,21

    18 A good tree cannot bring forth
evil fruit, neither can a corrupt
tree bring forth good fruit.

    20 Wherefore by their fruits ye
shall know them.

    21 #Not every one that saith unto
me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the
kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth
the will of my Father which is in
heaven.

***
Philipians 2:12,13

    12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye
have always obeyed, not as in my
presence only, but now much more in
my absence, work out your own
salvation with fear and trembling.

    13 For it is God which worketh in
you both to will and to do of his
good pleasure.

***
John 21:11

    11 Simon Peter went up, and drew
the net to land full of great fishes,
an hundred and fifty and three: and
for all there were so many, yet was
not the net broken.

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


    (Efficacious repentance)
    Those who cannot demonstrate, at least in part, the divine Principle of the teachings and practice of our Master have no part in God. If living in disobedience to Him, we ought to feel no security, although God is good.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 451:8


    (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." 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.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 14:5


    (Bodily presence)
    We cannot "serve two masters." To be "present with the Lord" is to have, not mere emotional ecstasy or faith, but the actual demonstration and understanding of Life as revealed in Christian Science. 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.

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.

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


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


Section 4


I Corinthians 10:16

    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?

***
Matthew 26:26-29

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

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

    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.

***
John 6:35

    35 And Jesus said unto them, I am
the bread of life: he that cometh to
me shall never hunger; and he that
believeth on me shall never thirst.
John 21:12-14

    12 Jesus saith unto them, Come and
dine. And none of the disciples durst
ask him, Who art thou? knowing that
it was the Lord.

    13 Jesus then cometh, and taketh
bread, and giveth them, and fish
likewise.

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

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


    (The last breakfast)
    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.

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

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


Section 5


Acts 20:28,35

    28 #Take heed therefore unto
yourselves, and to all the flock,
over the which the Holy Ghost hath
made you overseers, to feed the
church of God, which he hath
purchased with his own blood.

    35 I have shewed you all things,
how that so labouring ye ought to
support the weak, and to remember the
words of the Lord Jesus, how he said,
It is more blessed to give than to
receive.

***
I Peter 5:2-4

    2 Feed the flock of God which is
among you, taking the oversight
thereof, not by constraint, but
willingly; not for filthy lucre, but
of a ready mind;

    3 Neither as being lords over God's
heritage, but being ensamples to the
flock.

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

***
John 21:15-17

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

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

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

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.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 454:26-29


    (Continuity of interest)
    Let your loving care and counsel support all their feeble footsteps, until your students tread firmly in the straight and narrow way.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 365:31


    (Truth desecrated)
    The poor suffering heart needs its rightful nutriment, such as peace, patience in tribulation, and a priceless sense of the dear Father's loving-kindness.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 366:30

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

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 138:17-22,27-30


    (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.
    (Healthful theology)
    Our Master said to every follower: "Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature! . . . Heal the sick! . . . Love thy neighbor as thyself!"


Section 6


John 21:19(begin And)

***
And when he had spoken this, he saith
unto him, Follow me.

***
Matthew 16:24,25

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

    25 For whosoever will save his life
shall lose it: and whosoever will
lose his life for my sake shall find
it.

***
John 15:8,10,12

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

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

    12 This is my commandment, That ye
love one another, as I have loved you.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 27:28-29


    (Recreant disciples)
    Why do those who profess to follow Christ reject the essential religion he came to establish?

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

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

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 37:16

    (Complete emulation)
    When will Jesus' professed followers learn to emulate him in all his ways and to imitate his mighty works? Those who procured the martyrdom of that righteous man would gladly have turned his sacred career into a mutilated doctrinal platform. May the Christians of to-day take up the more practical import of that career! It is possible, - yea, it is the duty and privilege of every child, man, and woman, - to follow in some degree the example of the Master by the demonstration of Truth and Life, of health and holiness. Christians claim to be his followers, but do they follow him in the way that he commanded? Hear these imperative commands: "Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect!" "Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature!" "Heal the sick!"

Subheadings in this lesson

02 1 - Sacred sacrament
02 1 - Spiritual refreshment
02 1 - Jesus' sad repast
02 1 - The last breakfast
02 2 - The last breakfast
02 2 - Sorrow and reformation
02 2 - Pardon and amendment
02 2 - Appetites to be abandoned
02 2 - Conversion of Saul
02 3 - Efficacious repentance
02 3 - Treasure in heaven
02 3 - Bodily presence
02 3 - Help and hindrance
02 3 - Found wanting
02 4 - The last breakfast
02 4 - Spiritual Eucharist
02 4 - Incisive questions
02 5 - Assistance in brotherhood
02 5 - Continuity of interest
02 5 - Truth desecrated
02 5 - Genuine healing
02 5 - New era in Jesus
02 5 - Healthful theology
02 6 - Recreant disciples
02 6 - Healing primary
02 6 - Complete emulation


July 7,1907

Subject: 03

LIFE.

o1oo



-- Golden Text --

I Timothy 4:8

    8 For bodily exercise profiteth
little: but godliness is profitable
unto all things, having promise of
the life that now is, and of that
which is to come.


Responsive Reading


Deuteronomy 5:1,22,24,26-33

    1 And Moses called all Israel, and
said unto them, Hear, O Israel, the
statutes and judgments which I speak
in your ears this day, that ye may
learn them, and keep, and do them.

    22 #These words the Lord spake unto
all your assembly in the mount out of
the midst of the fire, of the cloud,
and of the thick darkness, with a
great voice: and he added no more.
And he wrote them in two tables of
stone, and delivered them unto me.

    24 And ye said, Behold, the Lord
our God hath shewed us his glory and
his greatness, and we have heard his
voice out of the midst of the fire:
we have seen this day that God doth
talk with man, and he liveth.

    26 For who is there of all flesh,
that hath heard the voice of the
living God speaking out of the midst
of the fire, as we have, and lived?

    27 Go thou near, and hear all that
the Lord our God shall say: and speak
thou unto us all that the Lord our
God shall speak unto thee; and we
will hear it, and do it.

    28 And the Lord heard the voice of
your words, when ye spake unto me; and
the Lord said unto me, I have heard
the voice of the words of this
people, which they have spoken unto
thee: they have well said all that
they have spoken.

    29 O that there were such an heart
in them, that they would fear me, and
keep all my commandments always, that
it might be well with them, and with
their children for ever!

    30 Go say to them, Get you into
your tents again.

    31 But as for thee, stand thou here
by me, and I will speak unto thee all
the commandments, and the statutes,
and the judgments, which thou shalt
teach them, that they may do them in
the land which I give them to possess
it.

    32 Ye shall observe to do therefore
as the Lord your God hath commanded
you: ye shall not turn aside to the
right hand or to the left.

    33 Ye shall walk in all the ways
which the Lord your God hath
commanded you, that ye may live, and
that it may be well with you, and
that ye may prolong your days in the
land which ye shall possess.


Section 1


Psalm 21:1,4

    1 The king shall joy in thy
strength, O Lord; and in thy
salvation how greatly shall he
rejoice!

    4 He asked life of thee, and thou
gavest it him, even length of days
for ever and ever.
Psalm 36:9

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

***
I John 1:1-3

    1 That which was from the
beginning, which we have heard, which
we have seen with our eyes, which we
have looked upon, and our hands have
handled, of the Word of life;

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

    3 That which we have seen and heard
declare we unto you, that ye also may
have fellowship with us: and truly
our fellowship is with the Father,
and with his Son Jesus Christ.

***
II Peter 1:2,3

    2 Grace and peace be multiplied
unto you through the knowledge of
God, and of Jesus our Lord,

    3 According as his divine power
hath given unto us all things that
pertain unto life and godliness,
through the knowledge of him that
hath called us to glory and virtue:

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

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


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

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 27:10


    (Living temple)
    That Life is God, Jesus proved by his reappearance after the crucifixion in strict accordance with his scientific statement: "Destroy this temple [body], and in three days I [Spirit] will raise it up." It is as if he had said: The I - the Life, substance, and intelligence of the universe - is not in matter to be destroyed.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 555:30-32


    (The origin of divinity)
    Knowing that God was the Life of man, Jesus was able to present himself unchanged after the crucifixion.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 107:15


    (Discontent with life)
    Feeling so perpetually the false consciousness that life inheres in the body, yet remembering that in reality God is our Life, we may well tremble in the prospect of those days in which we must say, "I have no pleasure in them."

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 428:30-32


    (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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 289:32


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


Section 2


Job 3:20

    20 Wherefore is light given to him
that is in misery, and life unto the
bitter in soul;

***
Isaiah 38:12(to life:)

    12 Mine age is departed, and is
removed from me as a shepherd's tent:
I have cut off like a weaver my life:

***
Psalm 77:10

    10 And I said, This is my
infirmity: but I will remember the
years of the right hand of the most
High.

***
Hebrews 1:10,12

    10 And, Thou, Lord, in the
beginning hast laid the foundation of
the earth; and the heavens are the
works of thine hands:

    12 And as a vesture shalt thou fold
them up, and they shall be changed:
but thou art the same, and thy years
shall not fail.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 469:1

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


    (Eternity of Life)
    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.

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


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

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 171:25


    (Matter versus Spirit)
    The so-called laws of matter are nothing but false beliefs that intelligence and life are present where Mind is not. These false beliefs are the procuring cause of all sin and disease. The opposite truth, that intelligence and life are spiritual, never material, destroys sin, sickness, and death.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 368:20-24


    (Life independent of matter)
    That Life is not contingent on bodily conditions is proved, when we learn that life and man survive this body. Neither evil, disease, nor death can be spiritual, and the material belief in them disappears in the ratio of one's spiritual growth.

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.


Section 3


John 11:1,3,4,20-22,32-34,41-44

    1 Now a certain man was sick,
named Lazarus, of Bethany, the town
of Mary and her sister Martha.

    3 Therefore his sisters sent unto
him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom
thou lovest is sick.

    4 When Jesus heard that, he said,
This sickness is not unto death, but
for the glory of God, that the Son of
God might be glorified thereby.

    20 Then Martha, as soon as she
heard that Jesus was coming, went and
met him: but Mary sat still in the
house.

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

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

    32 Then when Mary was come where
Jesus was, and saw him, she fell down
at his feet, saying unto him, Lord,
if thou hadst been here, my brother
had not died.

    33 When Jesus therefore saw her
weeping, and the Jews also weeping
which came with her, he groaned in
the spirit, and was troubled,

    34 And said, Where have ye laid
him? They said unto him, Lord, come
and see.

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

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

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

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

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 493:28-2

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


    (Mind destroys all ills)
    If Jesus awakened Lazarus from the dream, illusion, of death, this proved that the Christ could improve on a false sense. Who dares to doubt this consummate test of the power and willingness of divine Mind to hold man forever intact in his perfect state, and to govern man's entire action?

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 75:12-24


    (Raising the dead)
    Jesus said of Lazarus: "Our friend Lazarus sleepeth; but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep." Jesus restored Lazarus by the understanding that Lazarus had never died, not by an admission that his body had died and then lived again. Had Jesus believed that Lazarus had lived or died in his body, the Master would have stood on the same plane of belief as those who buried the body, and he could not have resuscitated it.
    When you can waken yourself or others out of the belief that all must die, you can then exercise Jesus' spiritual power to reproduce the presence of those who have thought they died, - but not otherwise.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 288:20


    (The chief stones in the temple)
    The chief stones in the temple of Christian Science are to be found in the following postulates: that Life is God, good, and not evil; that Soul is sinless, not to be found in the body; that Spirit is not, and cannot be, materialized; that Life is not subject to death; that the spiritual real man has no birth, no material life, and no death.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 425:15-20(to .)


    (The lungs reformed)
    Mortal man will be less mortal, when he learns that matter never sustained existence and can never destroy God, who is man's Life. When this is understood, mankind will be more spiritual and know that there is nothing to consume, since Spirit, God, is All-in-all.


Section 4


Deuteronomy 6:1,2

    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:


    2 That thou mightest fear the Lord
thy God, to keep all his statutes and
his commandments, which I command
thee, thou, and thy son, and thy
son's son, all the days of thy life;
and that thy days may be prolonged.
Deuteronomy 30:11-14

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

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

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

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

***
Matthew 19:16,17

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

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

***
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:

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


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 340:15-22

  (- MORTAL MIND - Death)


    (-Platform summation-)
    "Thou shalt have no other gods before me." (Exodus xx. 3.) The First Commandment is my favorite text. It demonstrates Christian Science. It inculcates the tri-unity of God, Spirit, Mind; it signifies that man shall have no other spirit or mind but God, eternal good, and that all men shall have one Mind. The divine Principle of the First Commandment bases the Science of being, by which man demonstrates health, holiness, and life eternal.

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


    (Effective triumph)
    Jesus taught the way of Life by demonstration, that we may understand how this divine Principle heals the sick, casts out error, and triumphs over death. Jesus presented the ideal of God better than could any man whose origin was less spiritual. By his obedience to God, he demonstrated more spiritually than all others the Principle of being. Hence the force of his admonition, "If ye love me, keep my commandments."

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 451:2


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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 238:6-9


    (Patient waiting)
    To obey the Scriptural command, "Come out from among them, and be ye separate," is to incur society's frown; but this frown, more than flatteries, enables one to be Christian.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 248:29

    (Perfect models)
    Let unselfishness, goodness, mercy, justice, health, holiness, love - the kingdom of heaven - reign within us, and sin, disease, and death will diminish until they finally disappear.


Section 5


Psalm 16:11

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

***
Romans 6:3-5

    3 Know ye not, that so many of us
as were baptized into Jesus Christ
were baptized into his death?

    4 Therefore we are buried with him
by baptism into death: that like as
Christ was raised up from the dead by
the glory of the Father, even so we
also should walk in newness of life.

    5 For if we have been planted
together in the likeness of his
death, we shall be also in the
likeness of his resurrection:

***
Galatians 2:20

    20 I am crucified with Christ:
nevertheless I live; yet not I, but
Christ liveth in me: and the life
which I now live in the flesh I live
by the faith of the Son of God, who
loved me, and gave himself for me.

***
Philipians 3:7,8,10

    7 But what things were gain to me,
those I counted loss for Christ.

    8 Yea doubtless, and I count all
things but loss for the excellency of
the knowledge of Christ Jesus my
Lord: for whom I have suffered the
loss of all things, and do count them
but dung, that I may win Christ,

    10 That I may know him, and the
power of his resurrection, and the
fellowship of his sufferings, being
made conformable unto his death;

593:9 Chapter 17: Glossary
(RESURRECTION)

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 305:31


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

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 42:15-18,28


    (Death outdone)
    The resurrection of the great demonstrator of God's power was the proof of his final triumph over body and matter, and gave full evidence of divine Science, - evidence so important to mortals.
    Jesus had taught his disciples the Science of this proof. He was here to enable them to test his still uncomprehended saying, "He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also." They must understand more fully his Life-principle by casting out error, healing the sick, and raising the dead, even as they did understand it after his bodily departure.

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

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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 232:26


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


Section 6


Romans 1:16,17

    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.

    17 For therein is the righteousness
of God revealed from faith to faith:
as it is written, The just shall live
by faith.
Romans 2:6,7

    6 Who will render to every man
according to his deeds:

    7 To them who by patient
continuance in well doing seek for
glory and honour and immortality,
eternal life:

***
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.
Revelation 7:9,12

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

    12 Saying, Amen: Blessing, and
glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving,
and honour, and power, and might, be
unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.

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


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 306:13,25


    (Divinity not childless)
    If Life or Soul and its representative, man, unite for a period and then are separated as by a law of divorce to be brought together again at some uncertain future time and in a manner unknown, - and this is the general religious opinion of mankind, - we are left without a rational proof of immortality. But man cannot be separated for an instant from God, if man reflects God. Thus Science proves man's existence to be intact.
    (Thought-forms) Undisturbed amid the jarring testimony of the material senses, Science, still enthroned, is unfolding to mortals the immutable, harmonious, divine Principle, - is unfolding Life and the universe, ever present and eternal.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 247:13


    (Eternal beauty)
    Immortality, exempt from age or decay, has a glory of its own, - the radiance of Soul. Immortal men and women are models of spiritual sense, drawn by perfect Mind and reflecting those higher conceptions of loveliness which transcend all material sense.

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.

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.

Subheadings in this lesson

03 1 - -4- Life the creator
03 1 - Living temple
03 1 - The origin of divinity
03 1 - Discontent with life
03 1 - Careful guidance
03 1 - Spiritual offspring
03 2 - Eternity of Life
03 2 - Real Life is God
03 2 - Matter versus Spirit
03 2 - Life independent of matter
03 2 - The immortal birth
03 3 - Mind destroys all ills
03 3 - Raising the dead
03 3 - The chief stones in the temple
03 3 - The lungs reformed
03 4 - Jesus' sinless career
03 4 - -Platform summation-
03 4 - Effective triumph
03 4 - False claims annihilated
03 4 - Patient waiting
03 4 - Perfect models
03 5 - Jewish traditions
03 5 - Death outdone
03 5 - Fellowship with Christ
03 5 - Signs following
03 6 - Key to the kingdom
03 6 - Divinity not childless
03 6 - Thought-forms
03 6 - Eternal beauty
03 6 - Understanding versus belief


July 21,1907

Subject: 04

TRUTH.

1ooo



-- Golden Text --

John 18:38

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


Responsive Reading


John 8:31-46

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

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

    33 #They answered him, We be
Abraham's seed, and were never in
bondage to any man: how sayest thou,
Ye shall be made free?

    34 Jesus answered them, Verily,
verily, I say unto you, Whosoever
committeth sin is the servant of sin.


    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.

    37 I know that ye are Abraham's
seed; but ye seek to kill me, because
my word hath no place in you.

    38 I speak that which I have seen
with my Father: and ye do that which
ye have seen with your father.

    39 They answered and said unto him,
Abraham is our father. Jesus saith
unto them, If ye were Abraham's
children, ye would do the works of
Abraham.

    40 But now ye seek to kill me, a
man that hath told you the truth,
which I have heard of God: this did
not Abraham.

    41 Ye do the deeds of your father.
Then said they to him, We be not born
of fornication; we have one Father,
even God.

    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.

    43 Why do ye not understand my
speech? even because ye cannot hear
my word.

    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.

    45 And because I tell you the
truth, ye believe me not.

    46 Which of you convinceth me of
sin? And if I say the truth, why do
ye not believe me?


Section 1


Exodus 3:14

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

***
Deuteronomy 4:1,8

    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.

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

***
Psalm 119:142

    142 Thy righteousness is an
everlasting righteousness, and thy
law is the truth.

***
John 1:17,18

    17 For the law was given by Moses,
but grace and truth came by Jesus
Christ.

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

***
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.

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

  (- MORTAL MIND - Error creating other errors)


    (-7- Divine trinity)
    VII. Life, Truth, and Love constitute the triune Person called God, - that is, the triply divine Principle, Love. They represent a trinity in unity, three in one, - the same in essence, though multiform in office: God the Father-Mother; Christ the spiritual idea of sonship; divine Science or the Holy Comforter. These three express in divine Science the threefold, essential nature of the infinite. They also indicate the divine Principle of scientific being, the intelligent relation of God to man and the universe.

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."

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 243:25


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

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 30:14-25


    (Jesus the way-shower)
    Rabbi and priest taught the Mosaic law, which said: "An eye for an eye," and "Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed." Not so did Jesus, the new executor for God, present the divine law of Love, which blesses even those that curse it.
    (Rebukes helpful)
    As the individual ideal of Truth, Christ Jesus came to rebuke rabbinical error and all sin, sickness, and death, - to point out the way of Truth and Life. 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.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 129:5


    (Mathematics and scientific logic) Truth is ever truthful, and can tolerate no error in premise or conclusion.


Section 2


Exodus 34:1,5,6,28

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


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

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

    28 And he was there with the Lord
forty days and forty nights; he did
neither eat bread, nor drink water.
And he wrote upon the tables the
words of the covenant, the ten
commandments.

***
Psalm 119:151

    151 Thou art near, O Lord; and all
thy commandments are truth.

***
Malachi 2:4,6

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

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

***
Matthew 5:17

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

***
I John 2:3,4

    3 And hereby we do know that we
know him, if we keep his
commandments.

    4 He that saith, I know him, and
keepeth not his commandments, is a
liar, and the truth is not in him.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 182:32-4


    (No material law)
    The law of Christ, or Truth, makes all things possible to Spirit; but the so-called laws of matter would render Spirit of no avail, and demand obedience to materialistic codes, thus departing from the basis of one God, one lawmaker.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 183:23-29

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

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 20:25-27


    (Behest of the cross)
    The truth is the centre of all religion. It commands sure entrance into the realm of Love.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 280:17-21


    (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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 482:26

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


    (Sickness erroneous)
    Sickness is part of the error which Truth casts out. Error will not expel error. Christian Science is the law of Truth, which heals the sick on the basis of the one Mind or God. It can heal in no other way, since the human, mortal mind so-called is not a healer, but causes the belief in disease.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 307:31-4


    (The great question)
    Above error's awful din, blackness, and chaos, the voice of Truth still calls: "Adam, where art thou? Consciousness, where art thou? Art thou dwelling in the belief that mind is in matter, and that evil is mind, or art thou in the living faith that there is and can be but one God, and keeping His commandment?"


Section 3


Genesis 1:6,7

    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.

***
Psalm 19:1

    1 The heavens declare the glory of
God; and the firmament sheweth his
handywork.
Psalm 150:1

    1 Praise ye the Lord. Praise God
in his sanctuary: praise him in the
firmament of his power.

***
Daniel 9:9,11,13

    9 To the Lord our God belong
mercies and forgivenesses, though we
have rebelled against him;

    11 Yea, all Israel have
transgressed thy law, even by
departing, that they might not obey
thy voice; therefore the curse is
poured upon us, and the oath that is
written in the law of Moses the
servant of God, because we have
sinned against him.

    13 As it is written in the law of
Moses, all this evil is come upon us:
yet made we not our prayer before the
Lord our God, that we might turn from
our iniquities, and understand thy
truth.

***
Luke 24:36,44,45

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

    44 And he said unto them, These are
the words which I spake unto you,
while I was yet with you, that all
things must be fulfilled, which were
written in the law of Moses, and in
the prophets, and in the psalms,
concerning me.

    45 Then opened he their
understanding, that they might
understand the scriptures,

586:15 Chapter 17: Glossary
(FIRMAMENT)

    FIRMAMENT. Spiritual understanding; the scientific line of demarcation between Truth and error, between Spirit and so-called matter.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 505:7,20-28


    (Spiritual firmament)
    Spiritual understanding, by which human conception, material sense, is separated from Truth, is the firmament. The divine Mind, not matter, creates all identities, and they are forms of Mind, the ideas of Spirit apparent only as Mind, never as mindless matter nor the so-called material senses.
    (Understanding imparted)
    Spiritual sense is the discernment of spiritual good. Understanding is the line of demarcation between the real and unreal. Spiritual understanding unfolds Mind, - Life, Truth, and Love, - and demonstrates the divine sense, giving the spiritual proof of the universe in Christian Science.
    (Original reflected)
    This understanding is not intellectual, is not the result of scholarly attainments; it is the reality of all things brought to light.

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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 538:3

    (Spiritual gateway)
    Truth should, and does, drive error out of all selfhood. Truth is a two-edged sword, guarding and guiding. Truth places the cherub wisdom at the gate of understanding to note the proper guests. Radiant with mercy and justice, the sword of Truth gleams afar and indicates the infinite distance between Truth and error, between the material and spiritual, - the unreal and the real.

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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 324:7


    (Narrow pathway)
    Unless the harmony and immortality of man are becoming more apparent, we are not gaining the true idea of God; and the body will reflect what governs it, whether it be Truth or error, understanding or belief, Spirit or matter. Therefore "acquaint now thyself with Him, and be at peace." Be watchful, sober, and vigilant. The way is straight and narrow, which leads to the understanding that God is the only Life. It is a warfare with the flesh, in which we must conquer sin, sickness, and death, either here or hereafter, - certainly before we can reach the goal of Spirit, or life in God.


Section 4


Psalm 145:18

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

***
John 14:15-17

    15 If ye love me, keep my
commandments.

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

    17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom
the world cannot receive, because it
seeth him not, neither knoweth him:
but ye know him; for he dwelleth with
you, and shall be in you.
John 16:7,8,13

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

    8 And when he is come, he will
reprove the world of sin, and of
righteousness, and of judgment:

    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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 332:19

  (- MORTAL MIND - The opposite of Spirit, and therefore the opposite of God, or good)


    (-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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 55:15-16,21-29


    (Injustice to the Saviour)
    Truth's immortal idea is sweeping down the centuries, gathering beneath its wings the sick and sinning.
    The promises will be fulfilled. The time for the reappearing of the divine healing is throughout all time; and whosoever layeth his earthly all on the altar of divine Science, drinketh of Christ's cup now, and is endued with the spirit and power of Christian healing.
    In the words of St. John: "He shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever." This Comforter I understand to be Divine Science.

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


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 271:20-30


    (New Testament basis)
    Our Master said, "But the Comforter . . . shall teach you all things." When the Science of Christianity appears, it will lead you into all truth. The Sermon on the Mount is the essence of this Science, and the eternal life, not the death of Jesus, is its outcome.
    (Modern evangel)
    Those, who are willing to leave their nets or to cast them on the right side for Truth, have the opportunity now, as aforetime, to learn and to practise Christian healing. The Scriptures contain it. The spiritual import of the Word imparts this power.

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."


Section 5


Romans 12:17

    17 Recompense to no man evil for
evil. Provide things honest in the
sight of all men.

***
Luke 8:4-7,15,18

    4 #And when much people were
gathered together, and were come to
him out of every city, he spake by a
parable:

    5 A sower went out to sow his seed:
and as he sowed, some fell by the way
side; and it was trodden down, and
the fowls of the air devoured it.

    6 And some fell upon a rock; and as
soon as it was sprung up, it withered
away, because it lacked moisture.

    7 And some fell among thorns; and
the thorns sprang up with it, and
choked it.

    15 But that on the good ground are
they, which in an honest and good
heart, having heard the word, keep
it, and bring forth fruit with
patience.

    18 Take heed therefore how ye hear:
for whosoever hath, to him shall be
given; and whosoever hath not, from
him shall be taken even that which he
seemeth to have.

***
II Corinthians 13:7,8

    7 Now I pray to God that ye do no
evil; not that we should appear
approved, but that ye should do that
which is honest, though we be as
reprobates.

    8 For we can do nothing against the
truth, but for the truth.

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


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

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


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

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 15:18-20


    (Effectual invocation)
    We must resolve to take up the cross, and go forth with honest hearts to work and watch for wisdom, Truth, and Love.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 2:15-17

    (Deity unchangeable)
    Prayer cannot change the Science of being, but it tends to bring us into harmony with it. Goodness attains the demonstration of Truth.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 418:5,20


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


Section 6


John 4:23,24,36,46,49-51

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

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

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


    46 So Jesus came again into Cana of
Galilee, where he made the water
wine. And there was a certain
nobleman, whose son was sick at
Capernaum.

    49 The nobleman saith unto him,
Sir, come down ere my child die.

    50 Jesus saith unto him, Go thy
way; thy son liveth. And the man
believed the word that Jesus had
spoken unto him, and he went his way.


    51 And as he was now going down,
his servants met him, and told him,
saying, Thy son liveth.
John 17:11(begin Holy),17,19

***
Holy Father, keep through thine own
name those whom thou hast given me,
that they may be one, as we are.

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

    19 And for their sakes I sanctify
myself, that they also might be
sanctified through the truth.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 140:17


    (The true worship)
    Spiritual devoutness is the soul of Christianity. Worshipping through the medium of matter is paganism. Judaic and other rituals are but types and shadows of true worship. "The true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth."

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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 388:1-4


    (Christian history)
    The Christian martyrs were prophets of Christian Science. Through the uplifting and consecrating power of divine Truth, they obtained a victory over the corporeal senses, a victory which Science alone can explain.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 238:12-19


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 300:15


    (The tares and wheat)
    The inharmonious and self-destructive never touch the harmonious and self-existent. These opposite qualities are the tares and wheat, which never really mingle, though (to mortal sight) they grow side by side until the harvest; then, Science separates the wheat from the tares, through the realization of God as ever present and of man as reflecting the divine likeness.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 368:2,14


    (Real and counterfeit)
    The confidence inspired by Science lies in the fact that Truth is real and error is unreal. Error is a coward before Truth. Divine Science insists that time will prove all this. Both truth and error have come nearer than ever before to the apprehension of mortals, and truth will become still clearer as error is self-destroyed.
    (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.

Subheadings in this lesson

04 1 - -7- Divine trinity
04 1 - Tritheism impossible
04 1 - Annihilation of error
04 1 - Jesus the way-shower
04 1 - Rebukes helpful
04 1 - Mathematics and scientific logic
04 2 - No material law
04 2 - Laws of nature spiritual
04 2 - Belief and understanding
04 2 - Behest of the cross
04 2 - Belief in many gods
04 2 - Sickness erroneous
04 2 - The great question
04 3 - Spiritual firmament
04 3 - Understanding imparted
04 3 - Original reflected
04 3 - Spiritual gateway
04 3 - Divine nature appearing
04 3 - Narrow pathway
04 4 - -10- Holy Ghost or Comforter
04 4 - Injustice to the Saviour
04 4 - No physical science
04 4 - New Testament basis
04 4 - Modern evangel
04 4 - Judgment on error
04 5 - Spirituality of Scripture
04 5 - Knowledge and honesty
04 5 - Effectual invocation
04 5 - Deity unchangeable
04 5 - Christian pleading
04 5 - Truthful arguments
04 6 - The true worship
04 6 - Question of precedence
04 6 - Christian history
04 6 - Unimproved opportunities
04 6 - The tares and wheat
04 6 - Real and counterfeit
04 6 - Results of faith in Truth


July 28,1907

Subject: 05

LOVE.

ooo1



-- Golden Text --

Deuteronomy 6:4,5

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

    5 And thou shalt love the Lord thy
God with all thine heart, and with all
thy soul, and with all thy might.


Responsive Reading


Deuteronomy 10:12,13

    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,

    13 To keep the commandments of the
Lord, and his statutes, which I
command thee this day for thy good?
Deuteronomy 24:14-22

    14 #Thou shalt not oppress an hired
servant that is poor and needy,
whether he be of thy brethren, or of
thy strangers that are in thy land
within thy gates:

    15 At his day thou shalt give him
his hire, neither shall the sun go
down upon it; for he is poor, and
setteth his heart upon it: lest he
cry against thee unto the Lord: and
it be sin unto thee.

    16 The fathers shall not be put to
death for the children, neither shall
the children be put to death for the
fathers: every man shall be put to
death for his own sin.

    17 #Thou shalt not pervert the
judgment of the stranger, nor of the
fatherless; nor take a widow's
raiment to pledge:

    18 But thou shalt remember that
thou wast a bondman in Egypt, and the
Lord thy God redeemed thee thence:
therefore I command thee to do this
thing.

    19 #When thou cuttest down thine
harvest in thy field, and hast forgot
a sheaf in the field, thou shalt not
go again to fetch it: it shall be for
the stranger, for the fatherless, and
for the widow: that the Lord thy God
may bless thee in all the work of
thine hands.

    20 When thou beatest thine olive
tree, thou shalt not go over the
boughs again: it shall be for the
stranger, for the fatherless, and for
the widow.

    21 When thou gatherest the grapes
of thy vineyard, thou shalt not glean
it afterward: it shall be for the
stranger, for the fatherless, and for
the widow.

    22 And thou shalt remember that
thou wast a bondman in the land of
Egypt: therefore I command thee to do
this thing.


Section 1


II Chronicles 15:1-4

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

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

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

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

***
Jeremiah 10:10-12

    10 But the Lord is the true God, he
is the living God, and an everlasting
king: at his wrath the earth shall
tremble, and the nations shall not be
able to abide his indignation.

    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.

    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.

***
I John 5:20

    20 And we know that the Son of God
is come, and hath given us an
understanding, that we may know him
that is true, and we are in him that
is true, even in his Son Jesus
Christ. This is the true God, and
eternal life.
I John 4:16

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 275:6


    (Spirit the starting-point)
    The starting-point of divine Science is that God, Spirit, is All-in-all, and that there is no other might nor Mind, - that God is Love, and therefore He is divine Principle.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 465:16-1

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


    Question. - Is there more than one God or Principle?
    Answer. - There is not. Principle and its idea is one, and this one is God, omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent Being, and His reflection is man and the universe.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 312:14


    (Vain ecstasies)
    People go into ecstasies over the sense of a corporeal Jehovah, though with scarcely a spark of love in their hearts; yet God is Love, and without Love, God, immortality cannot appear. Mortals try to believe without understanding Truth; yet God is Truth. Mortals claim that death is inevitable; but man's eternal Principle is ever-present Life. Mortals believe in a finite personal God; while God is infinite Love, which must be unlimited.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 113:5


    (Principle and practice)
    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.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 354:9


    (Christian warfare)
    The words of divine Science find their immortality in deeds, for their Principle heals the sick and spiritualizes humanity.


Section 2


Psalm 119:105

    105 Thy word is a lamp unto my
feet, and a light unto my path.

***
Job 32:8

    8 But there is a spirit in man: and
the inspiration of the Almighty
giveth them understanding.

***
II Peter 1:19-21

    19 We have also a more sure word of
prophecy; whereunto ye do well that
ye take heed, as unto a light that
shineth in a dark place, until the
day dawn, and the day star arise in
your hearts:

    20 Knowing this first, that no
prophecy of the scripture is of any
private interpretation.

    21 For the prophecy came not in old
time by the will of man: but holy men
of God spake as they were moved by
the Holy Ghost.

***
II Timothy 3:14-17

    14 But continue thou in the things
which thou hast learned and hast been
assured of, knowing of whom thou hast
learned them;

    15 And that from a child thou hast
known the holy scriptures, which are
able to make thee wise unto salvation
through faith which is in Christ
Jesus.

    16 All scripture is given by
inspiration of God, and is profitable
for doctrine, for reproof, for
correction, for instruction in
righteousness:

    17 That the man of God may be
perfect, throughly furnished unto all
good works.

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

  (- MORTAL MIND - Mythology)


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

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."

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 501:13

    (Spiritual interpretation)
    So-called mystery and miracle, which subserve the end of natural good, are explained by that Love for whose rest the weary ones sigh when needing something more native to their immortal cravings than the history of perpetual evil.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 319:27-1


    (Scriptures misinterpreted)
    A misplaced word changes the sense and misstates the Science of the Scriptures, as, for instance, to name Love as merely an attribute of God; but we can by special and proper capitalization speak of the love of Love, meaning by that what the beloved disciple meant in one of his epistles, when he said, "God is love."

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 239:13-20


    (Right views of humanity)
    The watchword of Christian Science is Scriptural: "Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts."
    (Standpoint revealed)
    To ascertain our progress, we must learn where our affections are placed and whom we acknowledge and obey as God. If divine Love is becoming nearer, dearer, and more real to us, matter is then submitting to Spirit.


Section 3


Luke 4:14-21

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

    15 And he taught in their
synagogues, being glorified of all.

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

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

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

    19 To preach the acceptable year of
the Lord.

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

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

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


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

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

    (Effective triumph)
    Jesus taught the way of Life by demonstration, that we may understand how this divine Principle heals the sick, casts out error, and triumphs over death. Jesus presented the ideal of God better than could any man whose origin was less spiritual. By his obedience to God, he demonstrated more spiritually than all others the Principle of being. Hence the force of his admonition, "If ye love me, keep my commandments."

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

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

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 473:18-3

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


    (Jesus not God)
    In an age of ecclesiastical despotism, Jesus introduced the teaching and practice of Christianity, affording the proof of Christianity's truth and love; but to reach his example and to test its unerring Science according to his rule, healing sickness, sin, and death, a better understanding of God as divine Principle, Love, rather than personality or the man Jesus, is required.
    (Jesus not understood)
    Jesus established what he said by demonstration, thus making his acts of higher importance than his words. He proved what he taught. This is the Science of Christianity. 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.


Section 4


Isaiah 51:22

    22 Thus saith thy Lord the Lord,
and thy God that pleadeth the cause
of his people, Behold, I have taken
out of thine hand the cup of
trembling, even the dregs of the cup
of my fury; thou shalt no more drink
it again:

***
Ezekiel 34:23,25-28

    23 And I will set up one shepherd
over them, and he shall feed them,
even my servant David; he shall feed
them, and he shall be their shepherd.


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

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

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


    28 And they shall no more be a prey
to the heathen, neither shall the
beast of the land devour them; but
they shall dwell safely, and none
shall make them afraid.

***
Psalm 56:3,4,13

    3 What time I am afraid, I will
trust in thee.

    4 In God I will praise his word, in
God I have put my trust; I will not
fear what flesh can do unto me.

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

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 373:14-21


    (Love frees from fear)
    The fear of disease and the love of sin are the sources of man's enslavement. "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom," but the Scriptures also declare, through the exalted thought of John, that "perfect Love casteth out fear."
    The fear occasioned by ignorance can be cured; but to remove the effects of fear produced by sin, you must rise above both fear and sin.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 231:20-25


    (Superiority to sickness and sin)
    To hold yourself superior to sin, because God made you superior to it and governs man, is true wisdom. To fear sin is to misunderstand the power of Love and the divine Science of being in man's relation to God, - to doubt His government and distrust His omnipotent care.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 410:15


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 340:4

  (- MORTAL MIND - Death)


    (-Platform summation-)
    This text in the book of Ecclesiastes conveys the Christian Science thought, especially when the word duty, which is not in the original, is omitted: "Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep His commandments: for this is the whole duty of man." In other words: Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: love God and keep His commandments: for this is the whole of man in His image and likeness. Divine Love is infinite. Therefore all that really exists is in and of God, and manifests His love.


Section 5


Psalm 111:2-4

    2 The works of the Lord are great,
sought out of all them that have
pleasure therein.

    3 His work is honourable and
glorious: and his righteousness
endureth for ever.

    4 He hath made his wonderful works
to be remembered: the Lord is gracious
and full of compassion.

***
John 10:32,37,38

    32 Jesus answered them, Many good
works have I shewed you from my
Father; for which of those works do
ye stone 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 14:10,11

    10 Believest thou not that I am in
the Father, and the Father in me? the
words that I speak unto you I speak
not of myself: but the Father that
dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.

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

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 460:5-8


    (Ontology defined)
    Our system of Mind-healing rests on the apprehension of the nature and essence of all being, - on the divine Mind and Love's essential qualities.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 366:24


    (Source of calmness)
    The sick are terrified by their sick beliefs, and sinners should be affrighted by their sinful beliefs; but the Christian Scientist will be calm in the presence of both sin and disease, knowing, as he does, that Life is God and God is All.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 180:17-30


    (Wrong and right way)
    Doctors should not implant disease in the thoughts of their patients, as they so frequently do, by declaring disease to be a fixed fact, even before they go to work to eradicate the disease through the material faith which they inspire. Instead of furnishing thought with fear, they should try to correct this turbulent element of mortal mind by the influence of divine Love which casteth out fear.
    When man is governed by God, the ever-present Mind who understands all things, man knows that with God all things are possible. The only way to this living Truth, which heals the sick, is found in the Science of divine Mind as taught and demonstrated by Christ Jesus.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 230:1


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

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 496:15

(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) Hold perpetually this thought, - that it is the spiritual idea, the Holy Ghost and Christ, which enables you to demonstrate, with scientific certainty, the rule of healing, based upon its divine Principle, Love, underlying, overlying, and encompassing all true being.


Section 6


II Chronicles 30:1,6-9

    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.

    6 So the posts went with the
letters from the king and his princes
throughout all Israel and Judah, and
according to the commandment of the
king, saying, Ye children of Israel,
turn again unto the Lord God of
Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, and he
will return to the remnant of you,
that are escaped out of the hand of
the kings of Assyria.

    7 And be not ye like your fathers,
and like your brethren, which
trespassed against the Lord God of
their fathers, who therefore gave
them up to desolation, as ye see.

    8 Now be ye not stiffnecked, as
your fathers were, but yield
yourselves unto the Lord, and enter
into his sanctuary, which he hath
sanctified for ever: and serve the
Lord your God, that the fierceness of
his wrath may turn away from you.

    9 For if ye turn again unto the
Lord, your brethren and your children
shall find compassion before them
that lead them captive, so that they
shall come again into this land: for
the Lord your God is gracious and
merciful, and will not turn away his
face from you, if ye return unto him.

***
I Peter 3:8-11

    8 Finally, be ye all of one mind,
having compassion one of another,
love as brethren, be pitiful, be
courteous:

    9 Not rendering evil for evil, or
railing for railing: but contrariwise
blessing; knowing that ye are
thereunto called, that ye should
inherit a blessing.

    10 For he that will love life, and
see good days, let him refrain his
tongue from evil, and his lips that
they speak no guile:

    11 Let him eschew evil, and do
good; let him seek peace, and ensue
it.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 248:3-4


    (Love's endowment)
    Love never loses sight of loveliness. Its halo rests upon its object.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 247:15

    (Eternal beauty)
    Immortal men and women are models of spiritual sense, drawn by perfect Mind and reflecting those higher conceptions of loveliness which transcend all material sense.

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


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

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.

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


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

Subheadings in this lesson

05 1 - Spirit the starting-point
05 1 - Vain ecstasies
05 1 - Principle and practice
05 1 - Christian warfare
05 2 - -2- The deific definitions
05 2 - Inspired interpretation
05 2 - Spiritual interpretation
05 2 - Scriptures misinterpreted
05 2 - Right views of humanity
05 2 - Standpoint revealed
05 3 - Immortal achieval
05 3 - Effective triumph
05 3 - Healing primary
05 3 - Jesus not God
05 3 - Jesus not understood
05 4 - Love frees from fear
05 4 - Superiority to sickness and sin
05 4 - Love casteth out fear
05 4 - -Platform summation-
05 5 - Ontology defined
05 5 - Source of calmness
05 5 - Wrong and right way
05 5 - Sickness from mortal mind
05 5 - Condition of progress
05 6 - Love's endowment
05 6 - Eternal beauty
05 6 - Inverted images
05 6 - The spiritual mathematics
05 6 - The robe of Science


August 4,1907

Subject: 06

SPIRIT.

oo1o



-- Golden Text --

Romans 8:9

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


Responsive Reading


II Corinthians 1:3,4,8,9,11-13,18-22

    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.

    8 For we would not, brethren, have
you ignorant of our trouble which came
to us in Asia, that we were pressed
out of measure, above strength,
insomuch that we despaired even of
life:

    9 But we had the sentence of death
in ourselves, that we should not trust
in ourselves, but in God which
raiseth the dead:

    11 Ye also helping together by
prayer for us, that for the gift
bestowed upon us by the means of many
persons thanks may be given by many
on our behalf.

    12 For our rejoicing is this, the
testimony of our conscience, that in
simplicity and godly sincerity, not
with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace
of God, we have had our conversation
in the world, and more abundantly to
you-ward.

    13 For we write none other things
unto you, than what ye read or
acknowledge; and I trust ye shall
acknowledge even to the end;

    18 But as God is true, our word
toward you was not yea and nay.

    19 For the Son of God, Jesus
Christ, who was preached among you by
us, even by me and Silvanus and
Timotheus, was not yea and nay, but
in him was yea.

    20 For all the promises of God in
him are yea, and in him Amen, unto
the glory of God by us.

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

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


Section 1


Isaiah 43:9-11

    9 Let all the nations be gathered
together, and let the people be
assembled: who among them can declare
this, and shew us former things? let
them bring forth their witnesses,
that they may be justified: or let
them hear, and say, It is truth.

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

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

***
Job 33:4

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

***
Psalm 143:10

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

***
John 4:24

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

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

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


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 335:18-20

  (- MORTAL MIND - The subjective states of error)

    (-19- Soul and Spirit one)
    Spirit is eternal, divine. Nothing but Spirit, Soul, can evolve Life, for Spirit is more than all else.

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


    (Derivatives of spirit)
    The belief that Spirit is finite as well as infinite has darkened all history. In Christian Science, Spirit, as a proper noun, is the name of the Supreme Being. It means quantity and quality, and applies exclusively to God. The modifying derivatives of the word spirit refer only to quality, not to God. Man is spiritual. He is not God, Spirit. If man were Spirit, then men would be spirits, gods. 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.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 109:32


    (God's allness learned)
    The three great verities of Spirit, omnipotence, omnipresence, omniscience, - Spirit possessing all power, filling all space, constituting all Science, - contradict forever the belief that matter can be actual. These eternal verities reveal primeval existence as the radiant reality of God's creation, in which all that He has made is pronounced by His wisdom good.


Section 2


Psalm 139:7-10

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

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

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

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

***
John 1:18

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

***
I Corinthians 15:50

    50 Now this I say, brethren, that
flesh and blood cannot inherit the
kingdom of God; neither doth
corruption inherit incorruption.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 465:9(begin God)

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

God is incorporeal, divine, supreme, infinite Mind, Spirit, Soul,
Principle, Life, Truth, Love.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 116:20


    (Divine personality)
    Christian Science strongly emphasizes the thought that God is not corporeal, but incorporeal, - that is, bodiless. Mortals are corporeal, but God is incorporeal.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 13:20-29


    (Corporeal ignorance)
    If we pray to God as a corporeal person, this will prevent us from relinquishing the human doubts and fears which attend such a belief, and so we cannot grasp the wonders wrought by infinite, incorporeal Love, to whom all things are possible. Because of human ignorance of the divine Principle, Love, the Father of all is represented as a corporeal creator; hence men recognize themselves as merely physical, and are ignorant of man as God's image or reflection and of man's eternal incorporeal existence.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 72:1-12


    (Found wanting)
    There is but one spiritual existence, - the Life of which corporeal sense can take no cognizance. The divine Principle of man speaks through immortal sense. If a material body - in other words, mortal, material sense - were permeated by Spirit, that body would disappear to mortal sense, would be deathless. A condition precedent to communion with Spirit is the gain of spiritual life.
    (Spirits obsolete)
    So-called spirits are but corporeal communicators. As light destroys darkness and in the place of darkness all is light, so (in absolute Science) Soul, or God, is the only truth-giver to man.

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

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


Section 3


Mark 8:14-19,21

    14 #Now the disciples had forgotten
to take bread, neither had they in
the ship with them more than one
loaf.

    15 And he charged them, saying,
Take heed, beware of the leaven of
the Pharisees, and of the leaven of
Herod.

    16 And they reasoned among
themselves, saying, It is because we
have no bread.

    17 And when Jesus knew it, he saith
unto them, Why reason ye, because ye
have no bread? perceive ye not yet,
neither understand? have ye your
heart yet hardened?

    18 Having eyes, see ye not? and
having ears, hear ye not? and do ye
not remember?

    19 When I brake the five loaves
among five thousand, how many baskets
full of fragments took ye up? They
say unto him, Twelve.

    21 And he said unto them, How is it
that ye do not understand?

***
I Corinthians 2:9-11

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

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

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

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 481:7-12

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


    (The fruit forbidden)
    Material sense never helps mortals to understand Spirit, God. Through spiritual sense only, man comprehends and loves Deity. The various contradictions of the Science of Mind by the material senses do not change the unseen Truth, which remains forever intact.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 129:7


    (Truth by inversion)
    If you wish to know the spiritual fact, you can discover it by reversing the material fable, be the fable pro or con, - be it in accord with your preconceptions or utterly contrary to them.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 95:30-32


    (Spiritual awakening) Material sense does not unfold the facts of existence; but spiritual sense lifts human consciousness into eternal Truth.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 209:31-32


    (Spiritual translation)
    Spiritual sense is a conscious, constant capacity to understand God.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 210:5

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

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 485:14-24

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


    (Scientific translations)
    Emerge gently from matter into Spirit. Think not to thwart the spiritual ultimate of all things, but come naturally into Spirit through better health and morals and as the result of spiritual growth. Not death, but the understanding of Life, makes man immortal. The belief that life can be in matter or soul in body, and that man springs from dust or from an egg, is the result of the mortal error which Christ, or Truth, destroys by fulfilling the spiritual law of being, in which man is perfect, even as the "Father which is in heaven is perfect."


Section 4


Isaiah 51:12,13

    12 I, even I, am he that comforteth
you: who art thou, that thou
shouldest be afraid of a man that
shall die, and of the son of man
which shall be made as grass;

    13 And forgettest the Lord thy
maker, that hath stretched forth the
heavens, and laid the foundations of
the earth; and hast feared
continually every day because of the
fury of the oppressor, as if he were
ready to destroy? and where is the
fury of the oppressor?

***
Acts 5:12,16-23

    12 #And by the hands of the
apostles were many signs and wonders
wrought among the people; (and they
were all with one accord in Solomon's
porch.

    16 There came also a multitude out
of the cities round about unto
Jerusalem, bringing sick folks, and
them which were vexed with unclean
spirits: and they were healed every
one.

    17 #Then the high priest rose up,
and all they that were with him,

    (which is the sect of the Sadducees,)
and were filled with indignation,

    18 And laid their hands on the
apostles, and put them in the common
prison.

    19 But the angel of the Lord by
night opened the prison doors, and
brought them forth, and said,

    20 Go, stand and speak in the
temple to the people all the words of
this life.

    21 And when they heard that, they
entered into the temple early in the
morning, and taught. But the high
priest came, and they that were with
him, and called the council together,
and all the senate of the children of
Israel, and sent to the prison to
have them brought.

    22 But when the officers came, and
found them not in the prison, they
returned, and told,

    23 Saying, The prison truly found
we shut with all safety, and the
keepers standing without before the
doors: but when we had opened, we
found no man within.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 227:14


    (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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 224:29

    (Mental emancipation)
    The power of God brings deliverance to the captive. No power can withstand divine Love. What is this supposed power, which opposes itself to God? Whence cometh it? What is it that binds man with iron shackles to sin, sickness, and death? Whatever enslaves man is opposed to the divine government. Truth makes man free.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 216:9

    (The serpent of error) Spirituality lays open siege to materialism. On which side are we fighting?

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 90:24-30


    (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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 405:30


    (Cumulative repentance)
    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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 242:6


    (Spiritual baptism) Denial of the claims of matter is a great step towards the joys of Spirit, towards human freedom and the final triumph over the body.


Section 5


John 3:1,2,5,8

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

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

    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.

    8 The wind bloweth where it
listeth, and thou hearest the sound
thereof, but canst not tell whence it
cometh, and whither it goeth: so is
every one that is born of the Spirit.

***
Romans 8:14

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

***
Galatians 4:6

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

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.

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


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

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 258:25


    (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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 491:9

(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)
    Man's spiritual individuality is never wrong. It is the likeness of man's Maker. Matter cannot connect mortals with the true origin and facts of being, in which all must end. It is only by acknowledging the supremacy of Spirit, which annuls the claims of matter, that mortals can lay off mortality and find the indissoluble spiritual link which establishes man forever in the divine likeness, inseparable from his creator.

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 64:30


    (Progressive development)
    Spirit will ultimately claim its own, - all that really is, - and the voices of physical sense will be forever hushed.


Section 6


Isaiah 44:1,3,22

    1 Yet now hear, O Jacob my
servant; and Israel, whom I have
chosen:

    3 For I will pour water upon him
that is thirsty, and floods upon the
dry ground: I will pour my spirit
upon thy seed, and my blessing upon
thine offspring:

    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.

***
Joel 2:28,29,32

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

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

    32 And it shall come to pass, that
whosoever shall call on the name of
the Lord shall be delivered: for in
mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be
deliverance, as the Lord hath said,
and in the remnant whom the Lord
shall call.

***
Revelation 22:13,17

    13 I am Alpha and Omega, the
beginning and the end, the first and
the last.

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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 201:17


    (The uses of truth)
    The way to extract error from mortal mind is to pour in truth through flood-tides of Love. Christian perfection is won on no other basis.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 446:11-18


    (Exclusion of malpractice)
    Whoever practises the Science the author teaches, through which Mind pours light and healing upon this generation, can practise on no one from sinister or malicious motives without destroying his own power to heal and his own health. Good must dominate in the thoughts of the healer, or his demonstration is protracted, dangerous, and impossible in Science.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 43:32


    (Divine victory)
    Love must triumph over hate. Truth and Life must seal the victory over error and death, before the thorns can be laid aside for a crown, the benediction follow, "Well done, good and faithful servant," and the supremacy of Spirit be demonstrated.

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


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

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 572:17


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

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


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

Subheadings in this lesson

06 1 - -17- Infinite Spirit
06 1 - -19- Soul and Spirit one
06 1 - Derivatives of spirit
06 1 - God's allness learned
06 2 - Divine personality
06 2 - Corporeal ignorance
06 2 - Found wanting
06 2 - Spirits obsolete
06 2 - Scientific man
06 3 - The fruit forbidden
06 3 - Truth by inversion
06 3 - Spiritual awakening
06 3 - Spiritual translation
06 3 - Jesus' disregard of matter
06 3 - Scientific translations
06 4 - Native freedom
06 4 - Mental emancipation
06 4 - The serpent of error
06 4 - Scientific finalities
06 4 - Cumulative repentance
06 4 - Spiritual baptism
06 5 - Spiritual origin
06 5 - Spiritual conception
06 5 - Individual permanency
06 5 - Man linked with Spirit
06 5 - Progressive development
06 6 - The uses of truth
06 6 - Exclusion of malpractice
06 6 - Divine victory
06 6 - The darkest hours of all
06 6 - Fulfilment of the Law
06 6 - Key to the kingdom


August 11,1907

Subject: 07

SOUL.

o1oo



-- Golden Text --

Psalm 104:1

    1 Bless the Lord, O my soul. O
Lord my God, thou art very great;
thou art clothed with honour and
majesty.


Responsive Reading


Psalm 27

PSALM 27
A Psalm of David

    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?

    2 When the wicked, even mine
enemies and my foes, came upon me to
eat up my flesh, they stumbled and
fell.

    3 Though an host should encamp
against me, my heart shall not fear:
though war should rise against me, in
this will I be confident.

    4 One thing have I desired of the
Lord, that will I seek after; that I
may dwell in the house of the Lord
all the days of my life, to behold
the beauty of the Lord, and to
inquire in his temple.

    5 For in the time of trouble he
shall hide me in his pavilion: in the
secret of his tabernacle shall he
hide me; he shall set me up upon a
rock.

    6 And now shall mine head be lifted
up above mine enemies round about me:
therefore will I offer in his
tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will
sing, yea, I will sing praises unto
the Lord.

    7 Hear, O Lord, when I cry with my
voice: have mercy also upon me, and
answer me.

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

    9 Hide not thy face far from me;
put not thy servant away in anger:
thou hast been my help; leave me not,
neither forsake me, O God of my
salvation.

    10 When my father and my mother
forsake me, then the Lord will take
me up.

    11 Teach me thy way, O Lord, and
lead me in a plain path, because of
mine enemies.

    12 Deliver me not over unto the
will of mine enemies: for false
witnesses are risen up against me,
and such as breathe out cruelty.

    13 I had fainted, unless I had
believed to see the goodness of the
Lord in the land of the living.

    14 Wait on the Lord: be of good
courage, and he shall strengthen
thine heart: wait, I say, on the
Lord.


Section 1


Isaiah 40:13

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

***
Psalm 139:1,3,7,9,10

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

    3 Thou compassest my path and my
lying down, and art acquainted with
all my ways.

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

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

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

***
Job 5:8,9

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

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

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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 335:20

  (- MORTAL MIND - Material senses)


    (-19- Soul and Spirit one)
    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 (PLATFORM) - 330:11-12

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

    (-1- The deific supremacy)
    I. God is infinite, the only Life, substance, Spirit, or Soul, the only intelligence of the universe, including man.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 466:7-13,19-23

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


    (Real versus unreal)
    Question. - What are spirits and souls?
    Answer. - To human belief, they are personalities constituted of mind and matter, life and death, truth and error, good and evil; but these contrasting pairs of terms represent contraries, as Christian Science reveals, which neither dwell together nor assimilate.
    (Mankind redeemed)
    The term souls or spirits is as improper as the term gods. Soul or Spirit signifies Deity and nothing else. There is no finite soul nor spirit. Soul or Spirit means only one Mind, and cannot be rendered in the plural.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 467:1-7

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


    (Two chief commands)
    Question. - What are the demands of the Science of Soul?
    Answer. - The first demand of this Science is, "Thou shalt have no other gods before me." This me is Spirit. Therefore the command means this: Thou shalt have no intelligence, no life, no substance, no truth, no love, but that which is spiritual.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 508:6


    (Ever-appearing creation)
    Mind is the Soul of all. Mind is Life, Truth, and Love which governs all.


Section 2


Psalm 62:1,2,8

    1 Truly my soul waiteth upon God:
from him cometh my salvation.

    2 He only is my rock and my
salvation; he is my defence; I shall
not be greatly moved.

    8 Trust in him at all times; ye
people, pour out your heart before
him: God is a refuge for us.

***
John 6:63

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

***
I Corinthians 2:12-14

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 214:14,28

    (Adam and the senses)
    When it is learned that the spiritual sense, and not the material, conveys the impressions of Mind to man, then being will be understood and found to be harmonious.
    (The senses of Soul)
    Neither age nor accident can interfere with the senses of Soul, and there are no other real senses. It is evident that the body as matter has no sensation of its own, and there is no oblivion for Soul and its faculties. 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.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 167:3-7


    (Health from reliance on spirituality)
    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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 493:26

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


    (Mind destroys all ills)
    Any sense of soul in matter is not the reality of being.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 482:6-9

(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) 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.


Section 3


Isaiah 51:6

    6 Lift up your eyes to the heavens,
and look upon the earth beneath: for
the heavens shall vanish away like
smoke, and the earth shall wax old
like a garment, and they that dwell
therein shall die in like manner: but
my salvation shall be for ever, and
my righteousness shall not be
abolished.

***
John 3:6,31

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

    31 He that cometh from above is
above all: he that is of the earth is
earthly, and speaketh of the earth:
he that cometh from heaven is above
all.

***
Revelation 3:14,17,18(to appear;)

    14 And unto the angel of the church
of the Laodiceans write; These things
saith the Amen, the faithful and true
witness, the beginning of the
creation of God;

    17 Because thou sayest, I am rich,
and increased with goods, and have
need of nothing; and knowest not that
thou art wretched, and miserable, and
poor, and blind, and naked:

    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;

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 477:22

(15) Question: What are body and Soul?
ADAM = A so-called finite mind, producing other minds, thus making "gods many and lords many."
Topic: Are Sin, Disease, and Death Real?


    (Reflection of Spirit)
    Soul is the substance, Life, and intelligence of man, which is individualized, but not in matter. Soul can never reflect anything inferior to Spirit.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 282:18


    (Opposite symbols)
    Mind cannot pass into non-intelligence and matter, nor can non-intelligence become Soul. At no point can these opposites mingle or unite. Even though they seem to touch, one is still a curve and the other a straight line.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 215:7


    (Real being never lost) Soul and matter are at variance from the very necessity of their opposite natures. Mortals are unacquainted with the reality of existence, because matter and mortality do not reflect the facts of Spirit.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 204:30(after .)

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 274:3-7


    (Material knowledge illusive) Unnecessary knowledge gained from the five senses is only temporal, - the conception of mortal mind, the offspring of sense, not of Soul, Spirit, - and symbolizes all that is evil and perishable.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 466:26

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


    (Mankind redeemed)
    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


Isaiah 42:1

    1 Behold my servant, whom I
uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul
delighteth; I have put my spirit upon
him: he shall bring forth judgment to
the Gentiles.
Isaiah 59:21

    21 As for me, this is my covenant
with them, saith the Lord; My spirit
that is upon thee, and my words which
I have put in thy mouth, shall not
depart out of thy mouth, nor out of
the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the
mouth of thy seed's seed, saith the
Lord, from henceforth and for ever.

***
John 1:18

    18 No man hath seen God at any
time; the only begotten Son, which is
in the bosom of the Father, he hath
declared him.
John 3:34,35

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

    35 The Father loveth the Son, and
hath given all things into his hand.
John 5:19,20

    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.

    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.

***
I John 5:20

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

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.

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


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 303:8-14


    (Mental propagation)
    The minutiae of lesser individualities reflect the one divine individuality and are comprehended in and formed by Spirit, not by material sensation. Whatever reflects Mind, Life, Truth, and Love, is spiritually conceived and brought forth; but the statement that man is conceived and evolved both spiritually and materially, or by both God and man, contradicts this eternal truth.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 172:15


    (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."

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 477:26

(15) Question: What are body and Soul?
ADAM = A so-called finite mind, producing other minds, thus making "gods many and lords many."
Topic: Are Sin, Disease, and Death Real?


    (Man inseperable from Spirit)
    Man is the expression of Soul. The Indians caught some glimpses of the underlying reality, when they called a certain beautiful lake "the smile of the Great Spirit." 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.


Section 5


Isaiah 2:2

    2 And it shall come to pass in the
last days, that the mountain of the
Lord's house shall be established in
the top of the mountains, and shall
be exalted above the hills; and all
nations shall flow unto it.
Isaiah 4:2-5

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

    3 And it shall come to pass, that
he that is left in Zion, and he that
remaineth in Jerusalem, shall be
called holy, even every one that is
written among the living in
Jerusalem:

    4 When the Lord shall have washed
away the filth of the daughters of
Zion, and shall have purged the blood
of Jerusalem from the midst thereof
by the spirit of judgment, and by the
spirit of burning.

    5 And the Lord will create upon
every dwelling place of mount Zion,
and upon her assemblies, a cloud and
smoke by day, and the shining of a
flaming fire by night: for upon all
the glory shall be a defence.

***
Psalm 34:2,7,16,22

    2 My soul shall make her boast in
the Lord: the humble shall hear
thereof, and be glad.

    7 The angel of the Lord encampeth
round about them that fear him, and
delivereth them.

    16 The face of the Lord is against
them that do evil, to cut off the
remembrance of them from the earth.

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

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.

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 - 273:18

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

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.

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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 208:20


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


Section 6


Psalm 63:1,5-7

    1 O God, thou art my God; early
will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth
for thee, my flesh longeth for thee
in a dry and thirsty land, where no
water is;

    5 My soul shall be satisfied as
with marrow and fatness; and my mouth
shall praise thee with joyful lips:

    6 When I remember thee upon my bed,
and meditate on thee in the night
watches.

    7 Because thou hast been my help,
therefore in the shadow of thy wings
will I rejoice.
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 51:7,9-11

    7 #Hearken unto me, ye that know
righteousness, the people in whose
heart is my law; fear ye not the
reproach of men, neither be ye afraid
of their revilings.

    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?

    10 Art thou not it which hath dried
the sea, the waters of the great
deep; that hath made the depths of
the sea a way for the ransomed to
pass over?

    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.

***
Romans 15:13

    13 Now the God of hope fill you
with all joy and peace in believing,
that ye may abound in hope, through
the power of the Holy Ghost.

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 60:29


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

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


    (Perpetual motion)
    In the order of Science, in which the Principle is above what it reflects, all is one grand concord. Change this statement, suppose Mind to be governed by matter or Soul in body, and you lose the keynote of being, and there is continual discord.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 7:17-21


    (Emotional utterances)
    Physical sensation, not Soul, produces material ecstasy and emotion. If spiritual sense always guided men, there would grow out of ecstatic moments a higher experience and a better life with more devout self-abnegation and purity.

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


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

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 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.

Subheadings in this lesson

07 1 - Real and unreal identity
07 1 - -19- Soul and Spirit one
07 1 - -1- The deific supremacy
07 1 - Real versus unreal
07 1 - Mankind redeemed
07 1 - Two chief commands
07 1 - Ever-appearing creation
07 2 - Scientific foreknowing
07 2 - Music, rhythm of head and heart
07 2 - Adam and the senses
07 2 - The senses of Soul
07 2 - Health from reliance on spirituality
07 2 - Mind destroys all ills
07 2 - Soul defined
07 3 - Reflection of Spirit
07 3 - Opposite symbols
07 3 - Real being never lost
07 3 - Unscientific theories
07 3 - Material knowledge illusive
07 3 - Mankind redeemed
07 4 - Jesus' disregard of matter
07 4 - The sun and Soul
07 4 - Mental propagation
07 4 - Degrees of development
07 4 - Man inseperable from Spirit
07 5 - Corporeal changes
07 5 - Definition of man
07 5 - Science versus sense
07 5 - Standpoints changed
07 5 - A mortal not man
07 5 - Seemingly independent authority
07 6 - Spiritual concord
07 6 - Perpetual motion
07 6 - Emotional utterances
07 6 - Vision opening
07 6 - Ultimate harmony


August 18,1907

Subject: 08

MIND.

1ooo



-- Golden Text --

I Peter 4:1

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


Responsive Reading


I Samuel 17:4,8,9,32-35,37,45,47

    4 #And there went out a champion
out of the camp of the Philistines,
named Goliath, of Gath, whose height
was six cubits and a span.

    8 And he stood and cried unto the
armies of Israel, and said unto them,
Why are ye come out to set your
battle in array? am not I a
Philistine, and ye servants to Saul?
choose you a man for you, and let him
come down to me.

    9 If he be able to fight with me,
and to kill me, then will we be your
servants: but if I prevail against
him, and kill him, then shall ye be
our servants, and serve us.

    32 #And David said to Saul, Let no
man's heart fail because of him; thy
servant will go and fight with this
Philistine.

    33 And Saul said to David, Thou art
not able to go against this
Philistine to fight with him: for
thou art but a youth, and he a man of
war from his youth.

    34 And David said unto Saul, Thy
servant kept his father's sheep, and
there came a lion, and a bear, and
took a lamb out of the flock:

    35 And I went out after him, and
smote him, and delivered it out of
his mouth: and when he arose against
me, I caught him by his beard, and
smote him, and slew him.

    37 David said moreover, The Lord
that delivered me out of the paw of
the lion, and out of the paw of the
bear, he will deliver me out of the
hand of this Philistine. And Saul
said unto David, Go, and the Lord be
with thee.

    45 Then said David to the
Philistine, Thou comest to me with a
sword, and with a spear, and with a
shield: but I come to thee in the
name of the Lord of hosts, the God of
the armies of Israel, whom thou hast
defied.

    47 And all this assembly shall know
that the Lord saveth not with sword
and spear: for the battle is the
Lord's, and he will give you into our
hands.


Section 1


I Samuel 16:21,23

    21 And David came to Saul, and
stood before him: and he loved him
greatly; and he became his
armourbearer.

    23 And it came to pass, when the
evil spirit from God was upon Saul,
that David took an harp, and played
with his hand: so Saul was refreshed,
and was well, and the evil spirit
departed from him.

***
Luke 8:27-29(to .),35,36

    27 And when he went forth to land,
there met him out of the city a
certain man, which had devils long
time, and ware no clothes, neither
abode in any house, but in the tombs.


    28 When he saw Jesus, he cried out,
and fell down before him, and with a
loud voice said, What have I to do
with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God
most high? I beseech thee, torment me
not.

    29 (For he had commanded the
unclean spirit to come out of the
man.

    35 Then they went out to see what
was done; and came to Jesus, and
found the man, out of whom the devils
were departed, sitting at the feet of
Jesus, clothed, and in his right
mind: and they were afraid.

    36 They also which saw it told them
by what means he that was possessed
of the devils was healed.

***
Philipians 2:5,13

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

    13 For it is God which worketh in
you both to will and to do of his
good pleasure.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 469:13(begin Mind)-20

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


    (True sense of infinitude) 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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 216:11-16


    (Servants and masters)
    The understanding that the Ego is Mind, and that there is but one Mind or intelligence, begins at once to destroy the errors of mortal sense and to supply the truth of immortal sense. This understanding makes the body harmonious; it makes the nerves, bones, brain, etc.,

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 400:9-11,26


    (Eradicate error from thought)
    Mortals obtain the harmony of health, only as they forsake discord, acknowledge the supremacy of divine Mind, and abandon their material beliefs.
    (Mortal mind controlled)
    The action of so-called mortal mind must be destroyed by the divine Mind to bring out the harmony of being. Without divine control there is discord, manifest as sin, sickness, and death.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 156:28-32


    (A stately advance)
    Metaphysics, as taught in Christian Science, is the next stately step beyond homoeopathy. In metaphysics, matter disappears from the remedy entirely, and Mind takes its rightful and supreme place.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 157:8-10

    (The modus of homoeopathy)
    Christian Science exterminates the drug, and rests on Mind alone as the curative Principle, acknowledging that the divine Mind has all power.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 231:16,30


    (Destruction of all evil)
    God is not the author of mortal discords. Therefore we accept the conclusion that discords have only a fabulous existence, are mortal beliefs which divine Truth and Love destroy.
    (Superiority to sickness and sin)
    Man, governed by his Maker, having no other Mind, - planted on the Evangelist's statement that "all things were made by Him [the Word of God]; and without Him was not anything made that was made," - can triumph over sin, sickness, and death.


Section 2


I Samuel 17:4,10,11

    4 #And there went out a champion
out of the camp of the Philistines,
named Goliath, of Gath, whose height
was six cubits and a span.

    10 And the Philistine said, I defy
the armies of Israel this day; give me
a man, that we may fight together.

    11 When Saul and all Israel heard
those words of the Philistine, they
were dismayed, and greatly afraid.

***
I Peter 5:8

    8 Be sober, be vigilant; because
your adversary the devil, as a
roaring lion, walketh about, seeking
whom he may devour:

***
Romans 8:5-7

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

    6 For to be carnally minded is
death; but to be spiritually minded
is life and peace.

    7 Because the carnal mind is enmity
against God: for it is not subject to
the law of God, neither indeed can
be.

584:17 Chapter 17: Glossary
(DEVIL)

    DEVIL. Evil; a lie; error; neither corporeality nor mind; the opposite of Truth; a belief in sin, sickness, and death; animal magnetism or hypnotism; the lust of the flesh, which saith: "I am life and intelligence in matter. There is more than one mind, for I am mind, - a wicked mind, self-made or created by a tribal god and put into the opposite of mind, termed matter, thence to reproduce a mortal universe, including man, not after the image and likeness of Spirit, but after its own image."

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 307:7-10


    (The serpent's whisper)
    Evil still affirms itself to be mind, and declares that there is more than one intelligence or God. It says: "There shall be lords and gods many. I declare that God makes evil minds and evil spirits, and that I aid Him.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 177:8-11


    (Mental and physical oneness)
    Mortal mind and body are one. Neither exists without the other, and both must be destroyed by immortal Mind. Matter, or body, is but a false concept of mortal mind.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 178:18-22

    (Animal magnetism destroyed)
    Mortal mind, acting from the basis of sensation in matter, is animal magnetism; but this so-called mind, from which comes all evil, contradicts itself, and must finally yield to the eternal Truth, or the divine Mind, expressed in Science.

o4oo Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked - 103:18


    (The genus of error)
    As named in Christian Science, animal magnetism or hypnotism is the specific term for error, or mortal mind. It is the false belief that mind is in matter, and is both evil and good; that evil is as real as good and more powerful. This belief has not one quality of Truth. It is either ignorant or malicious. The malicious form of hypnotism ultimates in moral idiocy. The truths of immortal Mind sustain man, and they annihilate the fables of mortal mind, whose flimsy and gaudy pretensions, like silly moths, singe their own wings and fall into dust.


Section 3


I Samuel 17:26,28,29

    26 And David spake to the men that
stood by him, saying, What shall be
done to the man that killeth this
Philistine, and taketh away the
reproach from Israel? for who is this
uncircumcised Philistine, that he
should defy the armies of the living
God?

    28 #And Eliab his eldest brother
heard when he spake unto the men; and
Eliab's anger was kindled against
David, and he said, Why camest thou
down hither? and with whom hast thou
left those few sheep in the
wilderness? I know thy pride, and the
naughtiness of thine heart; for thou
art come down that thou mightest see
the battle.

    29 And David said, What have I now
done? Is there not a cause?

***
Matthew 13:54,55,57

    54 And when he was come into his
own country, he taught them in their
synagogue, insomuch that they were
astonished, and said, Whence hath
this man this wisdom, and these
mighty works?

    55 Is not this the carpenter's son?
is not his mother called Mary? and
his brethren, James, and Joses, and
Simon, and Judas?

    57 And they were offended in him.
But Jesus said unto them, A prophet
is not without honour, save in his
own country, and in his own house.

***
Ephesians 4:17,22,23

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

    22 That ye put off concerning the
former conversation the old man,
which is corrupt according to the
deceitful lusts;

    23 And be renewed in the spirit of
your mind;

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 110:32


    (Mystical antagonists)
    No analogy exists between the vague hypotheses of agnosticism, pantheism, theosophy, spiritualism, or millenarianism and the demonstrable truths of Christian Science; and I find the will, or sensuous reason of the human mind, to be opposed to the divine Mind as expressed through divine Science.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 315:3-14


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

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 144:3-5,23-26


    (Impossible coalescence)
    If Mind is foremost and superior, let us rely upon Mind, which needs no cooperation from lower powers, even if these so-called powers are real.
    (Conservative antagonism)
    Because divine Science wars with so-called physical science, even as Truth wars with error, the old schools still oppose it. Ignorance, pride, or prejudice closes the door to whatever is not stereotyped.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 224:19


    (Sectarianism and opposition)
    Cold disdain, stubborn resistance, opposition from church, state laws, and the press, are still the harbingers of truth's full-orbed appearing.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 483:22-27

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


    (Science the way)
    Because the Science of Mind seems to bring into dishonor the ordinary scientific schools, which wrestle with material observations alone, this Science has met with opposition; but if any system honors God, it ought to receive aid, not opposition, from all thinking persons.


Section 4


I Samuel 17:38,39

    38 #And Saul armed David with his
armour, and he put an helmet of brass
upon his head; also he armed him with
a coat of mail.

    39 And David girded his sword upon
his armour, and he assayed to go; for
he had not proved it. And David said
unto Saul, I cannot go with these;
for I have not proved them. And David
put them off him.

***
Matthew 26:51,52

    51 And, behold, one of them which
were with Jesus stretched out his
hand, and drew his sword, and struck
a servant of the high priest's, and
smote off his ear.

    52 Then said Jesus unto him, Put up
again thy sword into his place: for
all they that take the sword shall
perish with the sword.

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

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

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

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 268:14-5


    (Confusion confounded)
    In this final struggle for supremacy, semi-metaphysical systems afford no substantial aid to scientific metaphysics, for their arguments are based on the false testimony of the material senses as well as on the facts of Mind. These semi-metaphysical systems are one and all pantheistic, and savor of Pandemonium, a house divided against itself.
    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.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 457:24


    (Backsliders and mistakes)
    Departing from Christian Science, some learners commend diet and hygiene. They even practise these, intending thereby to initiate the cure which they mean to complete with Mind, as if the non-intelligent could aid Mind! The Scientist's demonstration rests on one Principle, and there must and can be no opposite rule. Let this Principle be applied to the cure of disease without exploiting other means.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 182:22-26


    (No material law)
    Mortals entreat the divine Mind to heal the sick, and forthwith shut out the aid of Mind by using material means, thus working against themselves and their prayers and denying man's God-given ability to demonstrate Mind's sacred power.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 185:6-17

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

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 183:21-23

    (Laws of nature spiritual)
    Divine Mind rightly demands man's entire obedience, affection, and strength. No reservation is made for any lesser loyalty.


Section 5


I Samuel 17:40,45,49,50

    40 And he took his staff in his
hand, and chose him five smooth
stones out of the brook, and put them
in a shepherd's bag which he had,
even in a scrip; and his sling was in
his hand: and he drew near to the
Philistine.

    45 Then said David to the
Philistine, Thou comest to me with a
sword, and with a spear, and with a
shield: but I come to thee in the
name of the Lord of hosts, the God of
the armies of Israel, whom thou hast
defied.

    49 And David put his hand in his
bag, and took thence a stone, and
slang it, and smote the Philistine in
his forehead, that the stone sunk
into his forehead; and he fell upon
his face to the earth.

    50 So David prevailed over the
Philistine with a sling and with a
stone, and smote the Philistine, and
slew him; but there was no sword in
the hand of David.

***
I Corinthians 1:27-29

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

    28 And base things of the world,
and things which are despised, hath
God chosen, yea, and things which are
not, to bring to nought things that
are:

    29 That no flesh should glory in
his presence.

***
II Corinthians 10:4,5

    4 (For the weapons of our warfare
are not carnal, but mighty through
God to the pulling down of strong
holds;)

    5 Casting down imaginations, and
every high thing that exalteth itself
against the knowledge of God, and
bringing into captivity every thought
to the obedience of Christ;

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 268:6


    (Materialistic challenge)
    Belief in a material basis, from which may be deduced all rationality, is slowly yielding to the idea of a metaphysical basis, looking away from matter to Mind as the cause of every effect. Materialistic hypotheses challenge metaphysics to meet in final combat. In this revolutionary period, like the shepherd-boy - with his sling, woman goes forth to battle with Goliath.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 533:26-27,31-2


    (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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 534:5

    This enabled woman to be first to interpret the Scriptures in their true sense, which reveals the spiritual origin of man.

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 - 108:30-10

    (New lines of thought)
    My discovery, that erring, mortal, misnamed mind produces all the organism and action of the mortal body, set my thoughts to work in new channels, and led up to my demonstration of the proposition that Mind is All and matter is naught as the leading factor in Mind-science.
    (Scientific evidence)
    Christian Science reveals incontrovertibly that Mind is All-in-all, that the only realities are the divine Mind and idea. This great fact is not, however, seen to be supported by sensible evidence, until its divine Principle is demonstrated by healing the sick and thus proved absolute and divine. This proof once seen, no other conclusion can be reached.


Section 6


I Samuel 17:51

    51 Therefore David ran, and stood
upon the Philistine, and took his
sword, and drew it out of the sheath
thereof, and slew him, and cut off
his head therewith. And when the
Philistines saw their champion was
dead, they fled.

***
Hebrews 11:32-34

    32 And what shall I more say? for
the time would fail me to tell of
Gedeon, and of Barak, and of Samson,
and of Jephthae; of David also, and
Samuel, and of the prophets:

    33 Who through faith subdued
kingdoms, wrought righteousness,
obtained promises, stopped the mouths
of lions,

    34 Quenched the violence of fire,
escaped the edge of the sword, out of
weakness were made strong, waxed
valiant in fight, turned to flight
the armies of the aliens.

***
I Peter 4:1,2

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

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

***
James 4:7,8

    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.

***
II Corinthians 13:11

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

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 445:19-21


    (Divine energy)
    Christian Science silences human will, quiets fear with Truth and Love, and illustrates the unlabored motion of the divine energy in healing the sick.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 162:9


    (Truth an alterative)
    The effect of this Science is to stir the human mind to a change of base, on which it may yield to the harmony of the divine Mind.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 292:1-4,7


    (Day of judgment)
    When the last mortal fault is destroyed, then the final trump will sound which will end the battle of Truth with error and mortality; "but of that day and hour, knoweth no man."
    (Primitive error)
    Truth will be to us "the resurrection and the life" only as it destroys all error and the belief that Mind, the only immortality of man, can be fettered by the body, and Life be controlled by death. A sinful, sick, and dying mortal is not the likeness of God, the perfect and eternal.

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.

Subheadings in this lesson

08 1 - True sense of infinitude
08 1 - Servants and masters
08 1 - Eradicate error from thought
08 1 - Mortal mind controlled
08 1 - A stately advance
08 1 - The modus of homoeopathy
08 1 - Destruction of all evil
08 1 - Superiority to sickness and sin
08 2 - The serpent's whisper
08 2 - Mental and physical oneness
08 2 - Animal magnetism destroyed
08 2 - The genus of error
08 3 - Mystical antagonists
08 3 - Hebrew theology
08 3 - The true sonship
08 3 - Impossible coalescence
08 3 - Conservative antagonism
08 3 - Sectarianism and opposition
08 3 - Science the way
08 4 - Confusion confounded
08 4 - Backsliders and mistakes
08 4 - No material law
08 4 - A so-called mind-cure
08 4 - Laws of nature spiritual
08 5 - Materialistic challenge
08 5 - False womanhood
08 5 - Christian Science discovered
08 5 - New lines of thought
08 5 - Scientific evidence
08 6 - Divine energy
08 6 - Truth an alterative
08 6 - Day of judgment
08 6 - Primitive error
08 6 - Universal panacea


December 22,1907

Subject: 09

CHRIST JESUS.

ooo2



-- Golden Text --

Hebrews 13:8

    8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday,
and to day, and for ever.


Responsive Reading


Matthew 2:1-4,7-11,13,19-21

    1 Now when Jesus was born in
Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of
Herod the king, behold, there came
wise men from the east to Jerusalem,

    2 Saying, Where is he that is born
King of the Jews? for we have seen his
star in the east, and are come to
worship him.

    3 When Herod the king had heard
these things, he was troubled, and
all Jerusalem with him.

    4 And when he had gathered all the
chief priests and scribes of the
people together, he demanded of them
where Christ should be born.

    7 Then Herod, when he had privily
called the wise men, inquired of them
diligently what time the star
appeared.

    8 And he sent them to Bethlehem,
and said, Go and search diligently
for the young child; and when ye have
found him, bring me word again, that
I may come and worship him also.

    9 When they had heard the king,
they departed; and, lo, the star,
which they saw in the east, went
before them, till it came and stood
over where the young child was.

    10 When they saw the star, they
rejoiced with exceeding great joy.

    11 #And when they were come into
the house, they saw the young child
with Mary his mother, and fell down,
and worshipped him: and when they had
opened their treasures, they
presented unto him gifts; gold, and
frankincense, and myrrh.

    13 And when they were departed,
behold, the angel of the Lord
appeareth to Joseph in a dream,
saying, Arise, and take the young
child and his mother, and flee into
Egypt, and be thou there until I
bring thee word: for Herod will seek
the young child to destroy him.

    19 #But when Herod was dead,
behold, an angel of the Lord
appeareth in a dream to Joseph in
Egypt,

    20 Saying, Arise, and take the
young child and his mother, and go
into the land of Israel: for they are
dead which sought the young child's
life.

    21 And he arose, and took the young
child and his mother, and came into
the land of Israel.


Section 1


Isaiah 7:14(begin Behold)

***
Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and
bear a son, and shall call his name
Immanuel.

***
Isaiah 9:2,6,7

    2 The people that walked in
darkness have seen a great light:
they that dwell in the land of the
shadow of death, upon them hath the
light shined.

    6 For unto us a child is born, unto
us a son is given: and the government
shall be upon his shoulder: and his
name shall be called Wonderful,
Counsellor, The mighty God, The
everlasting Father, The Prince of
Peace.

    7 Of the increase of his government
and peace there shall be no end, upon
the throne of David, and upon his
kingdom, to order it, and to
establish it with judgment and with
justice from henceforth even for
ever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts
will perform this.
Isaiah 53:4,5

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

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

***
II Peter 1:16,19,21

    16 For we have not followed
cunningly devised fables, when we
made known unto you the power and
coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but
were eyewitnesses of his majesty.

    19 We have also a more sure word of
prophecy; whereunto ye do well that
ye take heed, as unto a light that
shineth in a dark place, until the
day dawn, and the day star arise in
your hearts:

    21 For the prophecy came not in old
time by the will of man: but holy men
of God spake as they were moved by
the Holy Ghost.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 333:16-9

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


    (-13- The divine Principle and idea)
    XIII. The advent of Jesus of Nazareth marked the first century of the Christian era, but the Christ is without beginning of years or end of days. Throughout all generations both before and after the Christian era, the Christ, as the spiritual idea, - the reflection of God, - has come with some measure of power and grace to all prepared to receive Christ, Truth. Abraham, Jacob, Moses, and the prophets caught glorious glimpses of the Messiah, or Christ, which baptized these seers in the divine nature, the essence of Love. The divine image, idea, or Christ was, is, and ever will be inseparable from the divine Principle, God. Jesus referred to this unity of his spiritual identity thus: "Before Abraham was, I am;" "I and my Father are one;" "My Father is greater than I." The one Spirit includes all identities.
    (-14- Spiritual oneness)
    XIV. By these sayings Jesus meant, not that the human Jesus was or is eternal, but that the divine idea or Christ was and is so and therefore antedated Abraham; not that the corporeal Jesus was one with the Father, but that the spiritual idea, Christ, dwells forever in the bosom of the Father, God, from which it illumines heaven and earth; not that the Father is greater than Spirit, which is God, but greater, infinitely greater, than the fleshly Jesus, whose earthly career was brief.

vii:1 Chapter PREFACE

    To those leaning on the sustaining infinite, to-day is big with blessings. The wakeful shepherd beholds the first faint morning beams, ere cometh the full radiance of a risen day. So shone the pale star to the prophet-shepherds; yet it traversed the night, and came where, in cradled obscurity, lay the Bethlehem babe, the human herald of Christ, Truth, who would make plain to benighted understanding the way of salvation through Christ Jesus, till across a night of error should dawn the morning beams and shine the guiding star of being. The Wisemen were led to behold and to follow this daystar of divine Science, lighting the way to eternal harmony.


Section 2


Colossians 1:3,10,13,15,19

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

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

    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:

    19 For it pleased the Father that
in him should all fulness dwell;

***
II Corinthians 4:3,4

    3 But if our gospel be hid, it is
hid to them that are lost:

    4 In whom the god of this world
hath blinded the minds of them which
believe not, lest the light of the
glorious gospel of Christ, who is the
image of God, should shine unto them.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 312:31-22


    (The one anointed)
    Jesus' spiritual origin and his demonstration of divine Principle richly endowed him and entitled him to sonship in Science. He was the son of a virgin. The term Christ Jesus, or Jesus the Christ (to give the full and proper translation of the Greek), may be rendered "Jesus the anointed," Jesus the God-crowned or the divinely royal man, as it is said of him in the first chapter of Hebrews: -


Therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee
With the oil of gladness above thy fellows.



    With this agrees another passage in the same chapter, which refers to the Son as "the brightness of His [God's] glory, and the express [expressed] image of His person [infinite Mind]." It is noteworthy that the phrase "express image" in the Common Version is, in the Greek Testament, character. Using this word in its higher meaning, we may assume that the author of this remarkable epistle regarded Christ as the Son of God, the royal reflection of the infinite; and the cause given for the exaltation of Jesus, Mary's son, was that he "loved righteousness and hated iniquity." The passage is made even clearer in the translation of the late George R. Noyes, D.D.: "Who, being a brightness from His glory, and an image of His being."

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 259:6-11


    (God's man discerned)
    In divine Science, man is the true image of God. The divine nature was best expressed in Christ Jesus, who threw upon mortals the truer reflection of God and lifted their lives higher than their poor thought-models would allow, - thoughts which presented man as fallen, sick, sinning, and dying.


Section 3


Matthew 1:20,21

    20 But while he thought on these
things, behold, the angel of the Lord
appeared unto him in a dream, saying,
Joseph, thou son of David, fear not
to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for
that which is conceived in her is of
the Holy Ghost.

    21 And she shall bring forth a son,
and thou shalt call his name JESUS:
for he shall save his people from
their sins.
Matthew 9:2-8

    2 And, behold, they brought to him
a man sick of the palsy, lying on a
bed: and Jesus seeing their faith
said unto the sick of the palsy; Son,
be of good cheer; thy sins be
forgiven thee.

    3 And, behold, certain of the
scribes said within themselves, This
man blasphemeth.

    4 And Jesus knowing their thoughts
said, Wherefore think ye evil in your
hearts?

    5 For whether is easier, to say,
Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say,
Arise, and walk?

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

    7 And he arose, and departed to his
house.

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

***
Acts 3:19,26

    19 #Repent ye therefore, and be
converted, that your sins may be
blotted out, when the times of
refreshing shall come from the
presence of the Lord;

    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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 210:16


    (Jesus' disregard of matter)
    Jesus healed sickness and sin by one and the same metaphysical process.

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.

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

    (Bearing our sins)
    Jesus bore our sins in his body. He knew the mortal errors which constitute the material body, and could destroy those errors; but at the time when Jesus felt our infirmities, he had not conquered all the beliefs of the flesh or his sense of material life, nor had he risen to his final demonstration of spiritual power.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 42:21-25

    (Death outdone)
    Because of the wondrous glory which God bestowed on His anointed, temptation, sin, sickness, and death had no terror for Jesus. Let men think they had killed the body! Afterwards he would show it to them unchanged.


Section 4


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.

***
Mark 5:22-24,38-42

    22 And, behold, there cometh one of
the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus
by name; and when he saw him, he fell
at his feet,

    23 And besought him greatly,
saying, My little daughter lieth at
the point of death: I pray thee, come
and lay thy hands on her, that she
may be healed; and she shall live.

    24 And Jesus went with him; and
much people followed him, and
thronged him.

    38 And he cometh to the house of
the ruler of the synagogue, and seeth
the tumult, and them that wept and
wailed greatly.

    39 And when he was come in, he
saith unto them, Why make ye this
ado, and weep? the damsel is not
dead, but sleepeth.

    40 And they laughed him to scorn.
But when he had put them all out, he
taketh the father and the mother of
the damsel, and them that were with
him, and entereth in where the damsel
was lying.

    41 And he took the damsel by the
hand, and said unto her, Talitha
cumi; which is, being interpreted,
Damsel, I say unto thee, arise.

    42 And straightway the damsel
arose, and walked; for she was of the
age of twelve years. And they were
astonished with a great astonishment.

***
John 8:28,51

    28 Then said Jesus unto them, When
ye have lifted up the Son of man, then
shall ye know that I am he, and that
I do nothing of myself; but as my
Father hath taught me, I speak these
things.

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

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 45:6-10


    (Victory over the grave)
    Our Master fully and finally demonstrated divine Science in his victory over death and the grave. Jesus' deed was for the enlightenment of men and for the salvation of the whole world from sin, sickness, and death.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 39:1-2,6-7,13

    (Mockery of truth)
    Meekly our Master met the mockery of his unrecognized grandeur.
    He wrought a full salvation from sin, sickness, and death.
    (A belief suicidal) The Bible calls death an enemy, and Jesus overcame death and the grave instead of yielding to them. He was "the way." To him, therefore, death was not the threshold over which he must pass into living glory.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 273:24


    (Spiritual law the only law)
    Jesus walked on the waves, fed the multitude, healed the sick, and raised the dead in direct opposition to material laws. His acts were the demonstration of Science, overcoming the false claims of material sense or law.

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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 494:5

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


    (Inexhaustible divine Love)
    Is it not a species of infidelity to believe that so great a work as the Messiah's was done for himself or for God, who needed no help from Jesus' example to preserve the eternal harmony? But mortals did need this help, and Jesus pointed the way for them. Divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need. It is not well to imagine that Jesus demonstrated the divine power to heal only for a select number or for a limited period of time, since to all mankind and in every hour, divine Love supplies all good.


Section 5


Colossians 1:23,26-28

    23 If ye continue in the faith
grounded and settled, and be not
moved away from the hope of the
gospel, which ye have heard, and
which was preached to every creature
which is under heaven; whereof I Paul
am made a minister;

    26 Even the mystery which hath been
hid from ages and from generations,
but now is made manifest to his
saints:

    27 To whom God would make known
what is the riches of the glory of
this mystery among the Gentiles;
which is Christ in you, the hope of
glory:

    28 Whom we preach, warning every
man, and teaching every man in all
wisdom; that we may present every man
perfect in Christ Jesus:

***
Romans 8:11

    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.
Romans 13:14

    14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus
Christ, and make not provision for
the flesh, to fulfil the lusts
thereof.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 54:8(begin All)-10


    (Inspiration of sacrifice) All must sooner or later plant themselves in Christ, the true idea of God.

583:10 Chapter 17: Glossary
(CHRIST)

    CHRIST. The divine manifestation of God, which comes to the flesh to destroy incarnate error.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 325:10-29


    (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.
    (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.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 350:6-10


    (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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 395:6-11


    (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.


Section 6


Romans 5:17

    17 For if by one man's offence
death reigned by one; much more they
which receive abundance of grace and
of the gift of righteousness shall
reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)

***
II Timothy 2:10,12

    10 Therefore I endure all things
for the elect's sakes, that they may
also obtain the salvation which is in
Christ Jesus with eternal glory.

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

***
I Corinthians 15:20,23-25

    20 But now is Christ risen from the
dead, and become the firstfruits of
them that slept.

    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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 316:7,17


    (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.
    (Spiritual government)
    The Christ-idea, or the Christ-man, rose higher to human view because of the crucifixion, and thus proved that Truth was the master of death. Christ presents the indestructible man, whom Spirit creates, constitutes, and governs. Christ illustrates that blending with God, his divine Principle, which gives man dominion over all the earth.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 482:19

(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


    (Sonship of Jesus)
    Jesus was the highest human concept of the perfect man. He was inseparable from Christ, the Messiah, - the divine idea of God outside the flesh. This enabled Jesus to demonstrate his control over matter. Angels announced to the Wisemen of old this dual appearing, and angels whisper it, through faith, to the hungering heart in every age.

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


    (The conflict with purity)
    The impersonation of the spiritual idea had a brief history in the earthly life of our Master; but "of his kingdom there shall be no end," for Christ, God's idea, will eventually rule all nations and peoples - imperatively, absolutely, finally - with divine Science.

Subheadings in this lesson

09 1 - -13- The divine Principle and idea
09 1 - -14- Spiritual oneness
09 2 - The one anointed
09 2 - God's man discerned
09 3 - Jesus' disregard of matter
09 3 - Rebukes helpful
09 3 - Bearing our sins
09 3 - Death outdone
09 4 - Victory over the grave
09 4 - Mockery of truth
09 4 - A belief suicidal
09 4 - Spiritual law the only law
09 4 - Spiritual power
09 4 - Inexhaustible divine Love
09 5 - Inspiration of sacrifice
09 5 - Indestructible being
09 5 - Consecration required
09 5 - Both words and works
09 5 - Divine authority
09 6 - Jesus as mediator
09 6 - Spiritual government
09 6 - Sonship of Jesus
09 6 - The conflict with purity


September 1,1907

Subject: 10

MAN.

oo2o



-- Golden Text --

Genesis 1:31

    31 And God saw every thing that he
had made, and, behold, it was very
good. And the evening and the morning
were the sixth day.
Ecclesiastes 2:26

    26 For God giveth to a man that is
good in his sight wisdom, and
knowledge, and joy: but to the sinner
he giveth travail, to gather and to
heap up, that he may give to him that
is good before God. This also is
vanity and vexation of spirit.


Responsive Reading


Galatians 6:1-10

    1 Brethren, if a man be overtaken
in a fault, ye which are spiritual,
restore such an one in the spirit of
meekness; considering thyself, lest
thou also be tempted.

    2 Bear ye one another's burdens,
and so fulfil the law of Christ.

    3 For if a man think himself to be
something, when he is nothing, he
deceiveth himself.

    4 But let every man prove his own
work, and then shall he have
rejoicing in himself alone, and not
in another.

    5 For every man shall bear his own
burden.

    6 Let him that is taught in the
word communicate unto him that
teacheth in all good things.

    7 Be not deceived; God is not
mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth,
that shall he also reap.

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

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

    10 As we have therefore
opportunity, let us do good unto all
men, especially unto them who are of
the household of faith.


Section 1


Genesis 1:1-4,26

    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.

    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.

***
John 1:1,3,4

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

    3 All things were made by him; and
without him was not any thing made
that was made.

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

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 266:27


    (Beatific presence)
    Man is the idea of Spirit; he reflects the beatific presence, illuming the universe with light. Man is deathless, spiritual. He is above sin or frailty. He does not cross the barriers of time into the vast forever of Life, but he coexists with God and the universe.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 305:6


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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 516:19


    (Love imparts beauty)
    Man, made in His likeness, possesses and reflects God's dominion over all the earth. Man and woman as coexistent and eternal with God forever reflect, in glorified quality, the infinite Father-Mother God.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 346:2


    (God's idea the ideal man)
    When man is spoken of as made in God's image, it is not sinful and sickly mortal man who is referred to, but the ideal man, reflecting God's likeness.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 525:17-24


    (No baneful creation)
    In the Gospel of John, it is declared that all things were made through the Word of God, "and without Him [the logos, or word] was not anything made that was made." Everything good or worthy, God made. Whatever is valueless or baneful, He did not make, - hence its unreality. In the Science of Genesis we read that He saw everything which He had made, "and, behold, it was very good."


Section 2


Job 2:1,3,4,6,7,9,10

    1 Again there was a day when the
sons of God came to present
themselves before the Lord, and Satan
came also among them to present
himself before the Lord.

    3 And the Lord said unto Satan,
Hast thou considered my servant Job,
that there is none like him in the
earth, a perfect and an upright man,
one that feareth God, and escheweth
evil? and still he holdeth fast his
integrity, although thou movedst me
against him, to destroy him without
cause.

    4 And Satan answered the Lord, and
said, Skin for skin, yea, all that a
man hath will he give for his life.

    6 And the Lord said unto Satan,
Behold, he is in thine hand; but save
his life.

    7 #So went Satan forth from the
presence of the Lord, and smote Job
with sore boils from the sole of his
foot unto his crown.

    9 #Then said his wife unto him,
Dost thou still retain thine
integrity? curse God, and die.

    10 But he said unto her, Thou
speakest as one of the foolish women
speaketh. What? shall we receive good
at the hand of God, and shall we not
receive evil? In all this did not Job
sin with his lips.

***
James 1:13

    13 Let no man say when he is
tempted, I am tempted of God: for God
cannot be tempted with evil, neither
tempteth he any man:

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 356:24-6


    (Copartnership impossible)
    Does God create a material man out of Himself, Spirit? Does evil proceed from good? Does divine Love commit a fraud on humanity by making man inclined to sin, and then punishing him for it? Would any one call it wise and good to create the primitive, and then punish its derivative?
    (Two infinite creators absurd)
    Does subsequent follow its antecedent? It does. Was there original self-creative sin? Then there must have been more than one creator, more than one God. In common justice, we must admit that God will not punish man for doing what He created man capable of doing, and knew from the outset that man would do. God is "of purer eyes than to behold evil." We sustain Truth, not by accepting, but by rejecting a lie.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 526:14-15


    (Record of error)
    The first mention of evil is in the legendary Scriptural text in the second chapter of Genesis.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 527:11-17

    (No temptation from God)
    Here the metaphor represents God, Love, as tempting man, but the Apostle James says: "God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth He any man." It is true that a knowledge of evil would make man mortal. It is plain also that material perception, gathered from the corporeal senses, constitutes evil and mortal knowledge.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 389:22


    (Ancient confusion)
    Materialists contradict their own statements. Their belief in material laws and in penalties for their infraction is the ancient error that there is fraternity between pain and pleasure, good and evil, God and Satan. This belief totters to its falling before the battle-axe of Science.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 393:29-32

    (No real disease)
    Man is never sick, for Mind is not sick and matter cannot be. A false belief is both the tempter and the tempted, the sin and the sinner, the disease and its cause.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 557:22


    (The curse removed)
    Popular theology takes up the history of man as if he began materially right, but immediately fell into mental sin; whereas revealed religion proclaims the Science of Mind and its formations as being in accordance with the first chapter of the Old Testament, when God, Mind, spake and it was done.


Section 3


Job 2:11,13

    11 #Now when Job's three friends
heard of all this evil that was come
upon him, they came every one from
his own place: Eliphaz the Temanite,
and Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar
the Naamathite; for they had made an
appointment together to come to mourn
with him and to comfort him.

    13 So they sat down with him upon
the ground seven days and seven
nights, and none spake a word unto
him: for they saw that his grief was
very great.
Job 3:1-3

    1 After this opened Job his mouth,
and cursed his day.

    2 And Job spake, and said,

    3 Let the day perish wherein I was
born, and the night in which it was
said, There is a man child conceived.

***
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.

***
Mark 10:29,30

    29 And Jesus answered and said,
Verily I say unto you, There is no
man that hath left house, or
brethren, or sisters, or father, or
mother, or wife, or children, or
lands, for my sake, and the gospel's,


    30 But he shall receive an
hundredfold now in this time, houses,
and brethren, and sisters, and
mothers, and children, and lands,
with persecutions; and in the world
to come eternal life.

***
Matthew 23:9

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

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.

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


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

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 91:5,17


    (Scientific finalities)
    Let us rid ourselves of the belief that man is separated from God, and obey only the divine Principle, Life and Love. Here is the great point of departure for all true spiritual growth.
    (Man's genuine being)
    The denial of material selfhood aids the discernment of man's spiritual and eternal individuality, and destroys the erroneous knowledge gained from matter or through what are termed the material senses.

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 69:6


    (God's creation intact) Mortals can never understand God's creation while believing that man is a creator. God's children already created will be cognized only as man finds the truth of being. Thus it is that the real, ideal man appears in proportion as the false and material disappears. No longer to marry or to be "given in marriage" neither closes man's continuity nor his sense of increasing number in God's infinite plan. Spiritually to understand that there is but one creator, God, unfolds all creation, confirms the Scriptures, brings the sweet assurance of no parting, no pain, and of man deathless and perfect and eternal.


Section 4


Job 4:1-5,7

    1 Then Eliphaz the Temanite
answered and said,

    2 If we assay to commune with thee,
wilt thou be grieved? but who can
withhold himself from speaking?

    3 Behold, thou hast instructed
many, and thou hast strengthened the
weak hands.

    4 Thy words have upholden him that
was falling, and thou hast
strengthened the feeble knees.

    5 But now it is come upon thee, and
thou faintest; it toucheth thee, and
thou art troubled.

    7 Remember, I pray thee, who ever
perished, being innocent? or where
were the righteous cut off?
Job 6:1,2,24

    1 But Job answered and said,

    2 Oh that my grief were throughly
weighed, and my calamity laid in the
balances together!

    24 Teach me, and I will hold my
tongue: and cause me to understand
wherein I have erred.

***
Psalm 19:12

    12 Who can understand his errors?
cleanse thou me from secret faults.

***
Proverbs 20:24

    24 Man's goings are of the Lord;
how can a man then understand his own
way?

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 481:7-9

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


    (The fruit forbidden)
    Material sense never helps mortals to understand Spirit, God. Through spiritual sense only, man comprehends and loves Deity.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 373:1-5


    (Disease far more docile than iniquity)
    If we are Christians on all moral questions, but are in darkness as to the physical exemption which Christianity includes, then we must have more faith in God on this subject and be more alive to His promises.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 555:6-11


    (Ignorance the sign of error)
    An inquirer once said to the discoverer of Christian Science: "I like your explanations of truth, but I do not comprehend what you say about error." This is the nature of error. The mark of ignorance is on its forehead, for it neither understands nor can be understood.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 472:18

(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) Error is a belief without understanding. Error is unreal because untrue. It is that which seemeth to be and is not. If error were true, its truth would be error, and we should have a self-evident absurdity-namely, erroneous truth. Thus we should continue to lose the standard of Truth.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 480:2

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


    (Spiritual reflection)
    Where the spirit of God is, and there is no place where God is not, evil becomes nothing, - the opposite of the something of Spirit. If there is no spiritual reflection, then there remains only the darkness of vacuity and not a trace of heavenly tints.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 280:30


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


Section 5


Job 8:20

    20 Behold, God will not cast away a
perfect man, neither will he help the
evil doers:
Job 9:1,2,20,32,33

    1 Then Job answered and said,

    2 I know it is so of a truth: but
how should man be just with God?

    20 If I justify myself, mine own
mouth shall condemn me: if I say, I
am perfect, it shall also prove me
perverse.

    32 For he is not a man, as I am,
that I should answer him, and we
should come together in judgment.

    33 Neither is there any daysman
betwixt us, that might lay his hand
upon us both.

***
Galatians 3:11,19

    11 But that no man is justified by
the law in the sight of God, it is
evident: for, The just shall live by
faith.

    19 Wherefore then serveth the law?
It was added because of
transgressions, till the seed should
come to whom the promise was made;
and it was ordained by angels in the
hand of a mediator.

***
I Timothy 2:5

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

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

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


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 315:29

    (Jesus as mediator)
    Wearing in part a human form (that is, as it seemed to mortal view), being conceived by a human mother, Jesus was the mediator between Spirit and the flesh, between Truth and error. Explaining and demonstrating the way of divine Science, he became the way of salvation to all who accepted his word. From him mortals may learn how to escape from evil. The real man being linked by Science to his Maker, mortals need only turn from sin and lose sight of mortal selfhood to find Christ, the real man and his relation to God, and to recognize the divine sonship. Christ, Truth, was demonstrated through Jesus to prove the power of Spirit over the flesh, - to show that Truth is made manifest by its effects upon the human mind and body, healing sickness and destroying sin.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 146:26


    (Christian Science as old as God)
    This healing power of Truth must have been far anterior to the period in which Jesus lived. It is as ancient as "the Ancient of days." It lives through all Life, and extends throughout all space.

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

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 322:26-31


    (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?"


Section 6


Job 38:1-3

    1 Then the Lord answered Job out
of the whirlwind, and said,

    2 Who is this that darkeneth
counsel by words without knowledge?

    3 Gird up now thy loins like a man:
for I will demand of thee, and answer
thou me.
Job 40:3,4

    3 #Then Job answered the Lord, and
said,

    4 Behold, I am vile; what shall I
answer thee? I will lay mine hand
upon my mouth.
Job 42:5-7,10

    5 I have heard of thee by the
hearing of the ear: but now mine eye
seeth thee.

    6 Wherefore I abhor myself, and
repent in dust and ashes.

    7 #And it was so, that after the
Lord had spoken these words unto Job,
the Lord said to Eliphaz the
Temanite, My wrath is kindled against
thee, and against thy two friends:
for ye have not spoken of me the
thing that is right, as my servant
Job hath.

    10 And the Lord turned the
captivity of Job, when he prayed for
his friends: also the Lord gave Job
twice as much as he had before.

***
Psalm 126:5,6

    5 They that sow in tears shall reap
in joy.

    6 He that goeth forth and weepeth,
bearing precious seed, shall doubtless
come again with rejoicing, bringing
his sheaves with him.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 262:17


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

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 264:28

    (Spiritual proofs of existence)
    When we learn the way in Christian Science and recognize man's spiritual being, we shall behold and understand God's creation, - all the glories of earth and heaven and man.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 294:25


    (Mythical pleasure) Man's genuine selfhood is recognizable only in what is good and true. Man is neither self-made nor made by mortals. God created man.

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.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 191:4


    (Human frailty)
    As mortals give up the delusion that there is more than one Mind, more than one God, man in God's likeness will appear, and this eternal man will include in that likeness no material element.

Subheadings in this lesson

10 1 - Beatific presence
10 1 - Human reflection
10 1 - Love imparts beauty
10 1 - God's idea the ideal man
10 1 - No baneful creation
10 2 - Copartnership impossible
10 2 - Two infinite creators absurd
10 2 - Record of error
10 2 - No temptation from God
10 2 - Ancient confusion
10 2 - No real disease
10 2 - The curse removed
10 3 - Spiritual origin
10 3 - Fleshly ties temporal
10 3 - Scientific finalities
10 3 - Man's genuine being
10 3 - God's creation intact
10 4 - The fruit forbidden
10 4 - Disease far more docile than iniquity
10 4 - Ignorance the sign of error
10 4 - Evanescent materiality
10 4 - Spiritual reflection
10 4 - Sensationless body
10 5 - -13- The divine Principle and idea
10 5 - Jesus as mediator
10 5 - Christian Science as old as God
10 5 - A definite rule discovered
10 5 - Uses of suffering
10 6 - The true sense
10 6 - Spiritual proofs of existence
10 6 - Mythical pleasure
10 6 - The great conflict
10 6 - Human frailty


September 8,1907

Subject: 11

SUBSTANCE.

o2oo



-- Golden Text --

Psalm 73:25,26

    25 Whom have I in heaven but thee?
and there is none upon earth that I
desire beside thee.

    26 My flesh and my heart faileth:
but God is the strength of my heart,
and my portion for ever.


Responsive Reading


Deuteronomy 33:1,6-8,10-16

    1 And this is the blessing,
wherewith Moses the man of God
blessed the children of Israel before
his death.

    6 #Let Reuben live, and not die;
and let not his men be few.

    7 #And this is the blessing of
Judah: and he said, Hear, Lord, the
voice of Judah, and bring him unto
his people: let his hands be
sufficient for him; and be thou an
help to him from his enemies.

    8 #And of Levi he said, Let thy
Thummim and thy Urim be with thy holy
one, whom thou didst prove at Massah,
and with whom thou didst strive at
the waters of Meribah;

    10 They shall teach Jacob thy
judgments, and Israel thy law: they
shall put incense before thee, and
whole burnt sacrifice upon thine
altar.

    11 Bless, Lord, his substance, and
accept the work of his hands: smite
through the loins of them that rise
against him, and of them that hate
him, that they rise not again.

    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.

    13 #And of Joseph he said, Blessed
of the Lord be his land, for the
precious things of heaven, for the
dew, and for the deep that coucheth
beneath,

    14 And for the precious fruits
brought forth by the sun, and for the
precious things put forth by the
moon,

    15 And for the chief things of the
ancient mountains, and for the
precious things of the lasting hills,


    16 And for the precious things of
the earth and fulness thereof, and
for the good will of him that dwelt
in the bush: let the blessing come
upon the head of Joseph, and upon the
top of the head of him that was
separated from his brethren.


Section 1


Psalm 104:24,30,31

    24 O Lord, how manifold are thy
works! in wisdom hast thou made them
all: the earth is full of thy riches.


    30 Thou sendest forth thy spirit,
they are created: and thou renewest
the face of the earth.

    31 The glory of the Lord shall
endure for ever: the Lord shall
rejoice in his works.

***
Job 26:7,8,13,14

    7 He stretcheth out the north over
the empty place, and hangeth the earth
upon nothing.

    8 He bindeth up the waters in his
thick clouds; and the cloud is not
rent under them.

    13 By his spirit he hath garnished
the heavens; his hand hath formed the
crooked serpent.

    14 Lo, these are parts of his ways:
but how little a portion is heard of
him? but the thunder of his power who
can understand?

***
Hebrews 11:3

    3 Through faith we understand that
the worlds were framed by the word of
God, so that things which are seen
were not made of things which do
appear.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 278:4-16


    (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.
    (One cause supreme)
    That matter is substantial or has life and sensation, is one of the false beliefs of mortals, and exists only in a supposititious mortal consciousness. Hence, as we approach Spirit and Truth, we lose the consciousness of matter.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 349:31


    (Substance spiritual)
    In Christian Science, substance is understood to be Spirit, while the opponents of Christian Science believe substance to be matter. They think of matter as something and almost the only thing, and of the things which pertain to Spirit as next to nothing, or as very far removed from daily experience. Christian Science takes exactly the opposite view.

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 - 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.


Section 2


Jeremiah 2:11

    11 Hath a nation changed their
gods, which are yet no gods? but my
people have changed their glory for
that which doth not profit.

***
Isaiah 42:8,17

    8 I am the Lord: that is my name:
and my glory will I not give to
another, neither my praise to graven
images.

    17 #They shall be turned back, they
shall be greatly ashamed, that trust
in graven images, that say to the
molten images, Ye are our gods.
Isaiah 41:21,23,24

    21 Produce your cause, saith the
Lord; bring forth your strong
reasons, saith the King of Jacob.

    23 Shew the things that are to come
hereafter, that we may know that ye
are gods: yea, do good, or do evil,
that we may be dismayed, and behold
it together.

    24 Behold, ye are of nothing, and
your work of nought: an abomination
is he that chooseth you.

***
Jeremiah 10:10-12

    10 But the Lord is the true God, he
is the living God, and an everlasting
king: at his wrath the earth shall
tremble, and the nations shall not be
able to abide his indignation.

    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.

    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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 279:22-32


    (Pantheistic tendencies)
    Every system of human philosophy, doctrine, and medicine is more or less infected with the pantheistic belief that there is mind in matter; but this belief contradicts alike revelation and right reasoning. A logical and scientific conclusion is reached only through the knowledge that there are not two bases of being, matter and mind, but one alone, - Mind.
    Pantheism, starting from a material sense of God, seeks cause in effect, Principle in its idea, and life and intelligence in 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 - 268:14

    (Confusion confounded)
    In this final struggle for supremacy, semi-metaphysical systems afford no substantial aid to scientific metaphysics, for their arguments are based on the false testimony of the material senses as well as on the facts of Mind. These semi-metaphysical systems are one and all pantheistic, and savor of Pandemonium, a house divided against itself.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 204:30


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


Section 3


II Kings 20:12-17

    12 #At that time Berodachbaladan,
the son of Baladan, king of Babylon,
sent letters and a present unto
Hezekiah: for he had heard that
Hezekiah had been sick.

    13 And Hezekiah hearkened unto
them, and shewed them all the house
of his precious things, the silver,
and the gold, and the spices, and the
precious ointment, and all the house
of his armour, and all that was found
in his treasures: there was nothing
in his house, nor in all his
dominion, that Hezekiah shewed them
not.

    14 #Then came Isaiah the prophet
unto king Hezekiah, and said unto
him, What said these men? and from
whence came they unto thee? And
Hezekiah said, They are come from a
far country, even from Babylon.

    15 And he said, What have they seen
in thine house? And Hezekiah
answered, All the things that are in
mine house have they seen: there is
nothing among my treasures that I
have not shewed them.

    16 And Isaiah said unto Hezekiah,
Hear the word of the Lord.

    17 Behold, the days come, that all
that is in thine house, and that which
thy fathers have laid up in store
unto this day, shall be carried into
Babylon: nothing shall be left, saith
the Lord.

***
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.

***
I Timothy 6:17-19

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


    18 That they do good, that they be
rich in good works, ready to
distribute, willing to communicate;

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

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 480:1-2

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


    (Spiritual reflection) When the substance of Spirit appears in Christian Science, the nothingness of matter is recognized.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 292:13


    (Primitive error)
    Matter is the primitive belief of mortal mind, because this so-called mind has no cognizance of Spirit. To mortal mind, matter is substantial, and evil is real. The so-called senses of mortals are material. Hence the so-called life of mortals is dependent on matter.

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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 369:5


    (Man's entity)
    In proportion as matter loses to human sense all entity as man, in that proportion does man become its master. He enters into a diviner sense of the facts, and comprehends the theology of Jesus as demonstrated in healing the sick, raising the dead, and walking over the wave. All these deeds manifested Jesus' control over the belief that matter is substance, that it can be the arbiter of life or the constructor of any form of existence.

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

  (- MORTAL MIND - Idolatry)


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


Section 4


Psalm 40:5

    5 Many, O Lord my God, are thy
wonderful works which thou hast done,
and thy thoughts which are to
us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up
in order unto thee: if I would
declare and speak of them, they are
more than can be numbered.
Psalm 146:3,4

    3 Put not your trust in princes,
nor in the son of man, in whom there
is no help.

    4 His breath goeth forth, he
returneth to his earth; in that very
day his thoughts perish.

***
Isaiah 55:7-9

    7 Let the wicked forsake his way,
and the unrighteous man his thoughts:
and let him return unto the Lord, and
he will have mercy upon him; and to
our God, for he will abundantly
pardon.

    8 #For my thoughts are not your
thoughts, neither are your ways my
ways, saith the Lord.

    9 For as the heavens are higher
than the earth, so are my ways higher
than your ways, and my thoughts than
your thoughts.

***
Jeremiah 29:11

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 286:21-22


    (Spiritual thoughts)
    God's thoughts are perfect and eternal, are substance and Life.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 508:5-6


    (Ever-appearing creation)
    The only intelligence or substance of a thought, a seed, or a flower is God, the creator of it.

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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 310:1-8


    (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. Thought will finally be understood and seen in all form, substance, and color, but without material accompaniments.

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.


Section 5


I Corinthians 15:3-8

    3 For I delivered unto you first of
all that which I also received, how
that Christ died for our sins
according to the scriptures;

    4 And that he was buried, and that
he rose again the third day according
to the scriptures:

    5 And that he was seen of Cephas,
then of the twelve:

    6 After that he was seen of above
five hundred brethren at once; of
whom the greater part remain unto
this present, but some are fallen
asleep.

    7 After that, he was seen of James;
then of all the apostles.

    8 And last of all he was seen of me
also, as of one born out of due time.

***
I John 1:1,3,4

    1 That which was from the
beginning, which we have heard, which
we have seen with our eyes, which we
have looked upon, and our hands have
handled, of the Word of life;

    3 That which we have seen and heard
declare we unto you, that ye also may
have fellowship with us: and truly
our fellowship is with the Father,
and with his Son Jesus Christ.

    4 And these things write we unto
you, that your joy may be full.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 314:8-22


    (Jesus the Scientist) Our Master gained the solution of being, demonstrating the existence of but one Mind without a second or equal.
    (The bodily resurrection)
    The Jews, who sought to kill this man of God, showed plainly that their material views were the parents of their wicked deeds. When Jesus spoke of reproducing his body, - knowing, as he did, that Mind was the builder, - and said, "Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up," they thought that he meant their material temple instead of his body. To such materialists, the real man seemed a spectre, unseen and unfamiliar, and the body, which they laid in a sepulchre, seemed to be substance. This materialism lost sight of the true Jesus; but the faithful Mary saw him, and he presented to her, more than ever before, the true idea of Life and substance.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 311:28

    (Soul impeccable)
    Matter, sin, and mortality lose all supposed consciousness or claim to life or existence, as mortals lay off a false sense of life, substance, and intelligence. But the spiritual, eternal man is not touched by these phases of mortality.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 317:16

    (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. The understanding of his spiritual individuality makes man more real, more formidable in truth, and enables him to conquer sin, disease, and death. Our Lord and Master presented himself to his disciples after his resurrection from the grave, as the self-same Jesus whom they had loved before the tragedy on Calvary.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 299:24-26

    (Knowledge and Truth)
    Truth never destroys God's idea. Truth is spiritual, eternal substance, which cannot destroy the right reflection.


Section 6


Hebrews 10:32,34,35

    32 But call to remembrance the
former days, in which, after ye were
illuminated, ye endured a great fight
of afflictions;

    34 For ye had compassion of me in
my bonds, and took joyfully the
spoiling of your goods, knowing in
yourselves that ye have in heaven a
better and an enduring substance.

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

***
II Corinthians 4:15-18

    15 For all things are for your
sakes, that the abundant grace might
through the thanksgiving of many
redound to the glory of God.

    16 For which cause we faint not;
but though our outward man perish,
yet the inward man is renewed day by
day.

    17 For our light affliction, which
is but for a moment, worketh for us a
far more exceeding and eternal weight
of glory;

    18 While we look not at the things
which are seen, but at the things
which are not seen: for the things
which are seen are temporal; but the
things which are not seen are
eternal.

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.

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 - 289:21


    (Death but an illusion)
    The belief that matter has life results, by the universal law of mortal mind, in a belief in death. So man, tree, and flower are supposed to die; but the fact remains, that God's universe is spiritual and immortal.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 471:13-17

(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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 301:6-20


    (The divine reflection)
    To himself, mortal and material man seems to be substance, but his sense of substance involves error and therefore is material, temporal.
    On the other hand, the immortal, spiritual man is really substantial, and reflects the eternal substance, or Spirit, which mortals hope for. He reflects the divine, which constitutes the only real and eternal entity. This reflection seems to mortal sense transcendental, because the spiritual man's substantiality transcends mortal vision and is revealed only through divine Science.
    (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.

Subheadings in this lesson

11 1 - Substance versus supposition
11 1 - One cause supreme
11 1 - Substance spiritual
11 1 - Terms adopted by the author
11 1 - Spiritual synonyms
11 2 - Pantheistic tendencies
11 2 - Instruments of error
11 2 - Confusion confounded
11 2 - Unscientific theories
11 3 - Spiritual reflection
11 3 - Primitive error
11 3 - Sense-dreams
11 3 - Man's entity
11 3 - -18- The only substance
11 4 - Spiritual thoughts
11 4 - Ever-appearing creation
11 4 - Matter is not substance
11 4 - Thought seen as substance
11 4 - The infinitude of God
11 5 - Jesus the Scientist
11 5 - The bodily resurrection
11 5 - Soul impeccable
11 5 - The cup of Jesus
11 5 - Knowledge and Truth
11 6 - One primal cause
11 6 - God's creation intact
11 6 - Death but an illusion
11 6 - Celestial evidence
11 6 - The divine reflection
11 6 - Inverted images and ideas


September 15,1907

Subject: 12

MATTER.

2ooo



-- Golden Text --

John 6:49,51

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

    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.


Responsive Reading


Exodus 16:1,4-6,8,10,13-15,18,35

    1 And they took their journey from
Elim, and all the congregation of the
children of Israel came unto the
wilderness of Sin, which is between
Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day
of the second month after their
departing out of the land of Egypt.

    4 #Then said the Lord unto Moses,
Behold, I will rain bread from heaven
for you; and the people shall go out
and gather a certain rate every day,
that I may prove them, whether they
will walk in my law, or no.

    5 And it shall come to pass, that
on the sixth day they shall prepare
that which they bring in; and it
shall be twice as much as they gather
daily.

    6 And Moses and Aaron said unto all
the children of Israel, At even, then
ye shall know that the Lord hath
brought you out from the land of
Egypt:

    8 And Moses said, This shall be,
when the Lord shall give you in the
evening flesh to eat, and in the
morning bread to the full; for that
the Lord heareth your murmurings
which ye murmur against him: and what
are we? your murmurings are not
against us, but against the Lord.

    10 And it came to pass, as Aaron
spake unto the whole congregation of
the children of Israel, that they
looked toward the wilderness, and,
behold, the glory of the Lord
appeared in the cloud.

    13 And it came to pass, that at
even the quails came up, and covered
the camp: and in the morning the dew
lay round about the host.

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

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

    18 And when they did mete it with
an omer, he that gathered much had
nothing over, and he that gathered
little had no lack; they gathered
every man according to his eating.

    35 And the children of Israel did
eat manna forty years, until they
came to a land inhabited; they did
eat manna, until they came unto the
borders of the land of Canaan.


Section 1


Deuteronomy 8:1-3

    1 All the commandments which I
command thee this day shall ye
observe to do, that ye may live, and
multiply, and go in and possess the
land which the Lord sware unto your
fathers.

    2 And thou shalt remember all the
way which the Lord thy God led thee
these forty years in the wilderness,
to humble thee, and to prove thee, to
know what was in thine heart, whether
thou wouldest keep his commandments,
or no.

    3 And he humbled thee, and suffered
thee to hunger, and fed thee with
manna, which thou knewest not,
neither did thy fathers know; that he
might make thee know that man doth
not live by bread only, but by every
word that proceedeth out of the mouth
of the Lord doth man live.

***
John 6:27,33,34

    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.

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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 531:25-29


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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 544:3

    (Material inception)
    In God's creation ideas became productive, obedient to Mind. There was no rain and "not a man to till the ground." Mind, instead of matter, being the producer, Life was self-sustained. 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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 221:1-2,10


    (Starvation and dyspepsia)
    I knew a person who when quite a child adopted the Graham system to cure dyspepsia.
    He passed many weary years in hunger and weakness, almost in starvation, and finally made up his mind to die, having exhausted the skill of the doctors, who kindly informed him that death was indeed his only alternative. At this point Christian Science saved him, and he is now in perfect health without a vestige of the old complaint.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 222:4

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

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.


Section 2


Genesis 3:1-4,6,13,14

    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:

    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:

***
Galatians 5:16,17

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

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

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 146:5


    (How healing was lost)
    The first idolatry was faith in matter. The schools have rendered faith in drugs the fashion, rather than faith in Deity. By trusting matter to destroy its own discord, health and harmony have been sacrificed. Such systems are barren of the vitality of spiritual power, by which material sense is made the servant of Science and religion becomes Christlike.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 524:28-1


    (Creation reversed) Could Spirit evolve its opposite, matter, and give matter ability to sin and suffer? Is Spirit, God, injected into dust, and eventually ejected at the demand of matter? Does Spirit enter dust, and lose therein the divine nature and omnipotence?

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 472:14-18

(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)
    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.

594:1-8 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; the first lie of limitation; finity; the first claim that there is an opposite of Spirit, or good, termed matter, or evil; the first delusion that error exists as fact; the first claim that sin, sickness, and death are the realities of life.


Section 3


Isaiah 42:5,8

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

    8 I am the Lord: that is my name:
and my glory will I not give to
another, neither my praise to graven
images.

***
Acts 17:22,23,28,29

    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.

    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.

***
Romans 1:20(to ;)

    20 For the invisible things of him
from the creation of the world are
clearly seen, being understood by the
things that are made, even his
eternal power and Godhead;

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 531:21


    (Biological inventions) Who dares to say either that God is in matter or that matter exists without God? Has man sought out other creative inventions, and so changed the method of his Maker?

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 505:9

    (Spiritual firmament) The divine Mind, not matter, creates all identities, and they are forms of Mind, the ideas of Spirit apparent only as Mind, never as mindless matter nor the so-called material senses.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 275:1-6


    (Spirit the starting-point)
    Matter has no life to lose, and Spirit never dies. A partnership of mind with matter would ignore omnipresent and omnipotent Mind. This shows that matter did not originate in God, Spirit, and is not eternal. Therefore matter is neither substantial, living, nor intelligent.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 469:2-4(to .)

(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. Matter is a human concept.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 467:23

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


    (Soul not confined in body)
    We reason imperfectly from effect to cause, when we conclude that matter is the effect of Spirit; but a priori reasoning shows material existence to be enigmatical. Spirit gives the true mental idea. We cannot interpret Spirit, Mind, through matter. Matter neither sees, hears, nor feels.


Section 4


Mark 1:14,32-34,39-42

    14 Now after that John was put in
prison, Jesus came into Galilee,
preaching the gospel of the kingdom
of God,

    32 And at even, when the sun did
set, they brought unto him all that
were diseased, and them that were
possessed with devils.

    33 And all the city was gathered
together at the door.

    34 And he healed many that were
sick of divers diseases, and cast out
many devils; and suffered not the
devils to speak, because they knew
him.

    39 And he preached in their
synagogues throughout all Galilee,
and cast out devils.

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

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

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

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 171:25


    (Matter versus Spirit)
    The so-called laws of matter are nothing but false beliefs that intelligence and life are present where Mind is not. These false beliefs are the procuring cause of all sin and disease. The opposite truth, that intelligence and life are spiritual, never material, destroys sin, sickness, and death.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 170:18

    (Physiology unscientific)
    If there are material laws which prevent disease, what then causes it? Not divine law, for Jesus healed the sick and cast out error, always in opposition, never in obedience, to physics.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 180:25-8

    (Wrong and right way)
    When man is governed by God, the ever-present Mind who understands all things, man knows that with God all things are possible. The only way to this living Truth, which heals the sick, is found in the Science of divine Mind as taught and demonstrated by Christ Jesus.
    (The important decision)
    To reduce inflammation, dissolve a tumor, or cure organic disease, I have found divine Truth more potent than all lower remedies. And why not, since Mind, God, is the source and condition of all existence? Before deciding that the body, matter, is disordered, one should ask, "Who art thou that repliest to Spirit? Can matter speak for itself, or does it hold the issues of life?" Matter, which can neither suffer nor enjoy, has no partnership with pain and pleasure, but mortal belief has such a partnership.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 271:7


    (Prophetic ignorance)
    Jesus instructed his disciples whereby to heal the sick through Mind instead of matter. He knew that the philosophy, Science, and proof of Christianity were in Truth, casting out all inharmony.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 273:1-2,16

    (God the Principle of all)
    Matter and its claims of sin, sickness, and death are contrary to God, and cannot emanate from Him.
    (Science versus sense)
    The so-called laws of matter and of medical science have never made mortals whole, harmonious, and immortal. Man is harmonious when governed by Soul. Hence the importance of understanding the truth of being, which reveals the laws of spiritual existence.


Section 5


Mark 6:45,47-51,53,56

    45 And straightway he constrained
his disciples to get into the ship,
and to go to the other side before
unto Bethsaida, while he sent away
the people.

    47 And when even was come, the ship
was in the midst of the sea, and he
alone on the land.

    48 And he saw them toiling in
rowing; for the wind was contrary
unto them: and about the fourth watch
of the night he cometh unto them,
walking upon the sea, and would have
passed by them.

    49 But when they saw him walking
upon the sea, they supposed it had
been a spirit, and cried out:

    50 For they all saw him, and were
troubled. And immediately he talked
with them, and saith unto them, Be of
good cheer: it is I; be not afraid.

    51 And he went up unto them into
the ship; and the wind ceased: and
they were sore amazed in themselves
beyond measure, and wondered.

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

    56 And whithersoever he entered,
into villages, or cities, or country,
they laid the sick in the streets,
and besought him that they might
touch if it were but the border of
his garment: and as many as touched
him were made whole.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 273:21


    (Spiritual law the only law)
    God never ordained a material law to annul the spiritual law. If there were such a material law, it would oppose the supremacy of Spirit, God, and impugn the wisdom of the creator. Jesus walked on the waves, fed the multitude, healed the sick, and raised the dead in direct opposition to material laws. His acts were the demonstration of Science, overcoming the false claims of material sense or law.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 270:5

    (Rejected theories)
    Matter and Mind are opposites. One is contrary to the other in its very nature and essence; hence both cannot be real. If one is real, the other must be unreal. Only by understanding that there is but one power, - not two powers, matter and Mind, - are scientific and logical conclusions reached. Few deny the hypothesis that intelligence, apart from man and matter, governs the universe; ;and it is generally admitted that this intelligence is the eternal Mind or divine Principle, Love.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 304:16-19

    (Harmony natural)
    Harmony is produced by its Principle, is controlled by it and abides with it. Divine Principle is the Life of man. Man's happiness is not, therefore, at the disposal of physical sense.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 232:16


    (Denials of divine power)
    In our age Christianity is again demonstrating the power of divine Principle, as it did over nineteen hundred years ago, by healing the sick and triumphing over death. Jesus never taught that drugs, food, air, and exercise could make a man healthy, or that they could destroy human life; nor did he illustrate these errors by his practice. He referred man's harmony to Mind, not to matter, and never tried to make of none effect the sentence of God, which sealed God's condemnation of sin, sickness, and death.


Section 6


Matthew 28:1-3,5-9

    1 In the end of the sabbath, as it
began to dawn toward the first day of
the week, came Mary Magdalene and the
other Mary to see the sepulchre.

    2 And, behold, there was a great
earthquake: for the angel of the Lord
descended from heaven, and came and
rolled back the stone from the door,
and sat upon it.

    3 His countenance was like
lightning, and his raiment white as
snow:

    5 And the angel answered and said
unto the women, Fear not ye: for I
know that ye seek Jesus, which was
crucified.

    6 He is not here: for he is risen,
as he said. Come, see the place where
the Lord lay.

    7 And go quickly, and tell his
disciples that he is risen from the
dead; and, behold, he goeth before
you into Galilee; there shall ye see
him: lo, I have told you.

    8 And they departed quickly from
the sepulchre with fear and great
joy; and did run to bring his
disciples word.

    9 #And as they went to tell his
disciples, behold, Jesus met them,
saying, All hail. And they came and
held him by the feet, and worshipped
him.

***
Colossians 3:1,2,4

    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.

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

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 44:5-19,28


    (Jesus in the tomb)
    The lonely precincts of the tomb gave Jesus a refuge from his foes, a place in which to solve the great problem of being. His three days' work in the sepulchre set the seal of eternity on time. He proved Life to be deathless and Love to be the master of hate. He met and mastered on the basis of Christian Science, the power of Mind over matter, all the claims of medicine, surgery, and hygiene.
    He took no drugs to allay inflammation. He did not depend upon food or pure air to resuscitate wasted energies. He did not require the skill of a surgeon to heal the torn palms and bind up the wounded side and lacerated feet, that he might use those hands to remove the napkin and winding-sheet, and that he might employ his feet as before.
    (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 - 40:31

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

Subheadings in this lesson

12 1 - Biological inventions
12 1 - Divine providence
12 1 - Material inception
12 1 - Starvation and dyspepsia
12 1 - Mind and stomach
12 1 - Love's endowment
12 2 - How healing was lost
12 2 - Creation reversed
12 2 - Evanescent materiality
12 3 - Biological inventions
12 3 - Spiritual firmament
12 3 - Spirit the starting-point
12 3 - Eternity of Life
12 3 - Soul not confined in body
12 4 - Matter versus Spirit
12 4 - Physiology unscientific
12 4 - Wrong and right way
12 4 - The important decision
12 4 - Prophetic ignorance
12 4 - God the Principle of all
12 4 - Science versus sense
12 5 - Spiritual law the only law
12 5 - Rejected theories
12 5 - Harmony natural
12 5 - Denials of divine power
12 6 - Jesus in the tomb
12 6 - Obstacles overcome
12 6 - Within the veil


September 22,1907

Subject: 13

REALITY.

ooo2



-- Golden Text --

Isaiah 40:31

    31 But they that wait upon the Lord
shall renew their strength; they
shall mount up with wings as eagles;
they shall run, and not be weary; and
they shall walk, and not faint.



Responsive Reading


Isaiah 40:1-6,8-11,13,14,17,22,29

    1 Comfort ye, comfort ye my
people, saith your God.

    2 Speak ye comfortably to
Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her
warfare is accomplished, that her
iniquity is pardoned: for she hath
received of the Lord's hand double
for all her sins.

    3 #The voice of him that crieth in
the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of
the Lord, make straight in the desert
a highway for our God.

    4 Every valley shall be exalted,
and every mountain and hill shall be
made low: and the crooked shall be
made straight, and the rough places
plain:

    5 And the glory of the Lord shall
be revealed, and all flesh shall see
it together: for the mouth of the
Lord hath spoken it.

    6 The voice said, Cry. And he said,
What shall I cry? All flesh is grass,
and all the goodliness thereof is as
the flower of the field:

    8 The grass withereth, the flower
fadeth: but the word of our God shall
stand for ever.

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

    10 Behold, the Lord God will come
with strong hand, and his arm shall
rule for him: behold, his reward is
with him, and his work before him.

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

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

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

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

    22 It is he that sitteth upon the
circle of the earth, and the
inhabitants thereof are as
grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the
heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth
them out as a tent to dwell in:

    29 He giveth power to the faint;
and to them that have no might he
increaseth strength.



Section 1


Psalm 147:5,15

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


    15 He sendeth forth his commandment
upon earth: his word runneth very
swiftly.

***
Acts 17:24,25

    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;

***
Romans 11:33,36

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

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


oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 264:20


    (Spiritual proofs of existence)
    Spirit and its formations are the only realities of being. Matter disappears under the microscope of Spirit. Sin is unsustained by Truth, and sickness and death were overcome by Jesus, who proved them to be forms of error. Spiritual living and blessedness are the only evidences, by which we can recognize true existence and feel the unspeakable peace which comes from an all-absorbing spiritual love.


ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 472:24(begin All)

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


    (Unrealities that seem real) All reality is in God and His creation, harmonious and eternal. That which He creates is good, and He makes all that is made. Therefore the only reality of sin, sickness, or death is the awful fact that unrealities seem real to human, erring belief, until God strips off their disguise. They are not true, because they are not of God. We learn in Christian Science that all inharmony of mortal mind or body is illusion, possessing neither reality nor identity though seeming to be real and identical.


oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 275:10-12


    (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.

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.



Section 2


Revelation 1:1,9,10,12,13,16-18

    1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ,
which God gave unto him, to shew unto
his servants things which must
shortly come to pass; and he sent and
signified it by his angel unto his
servant John:

    9 I John, who also am your brother,
and companion in tribulation, and in
the kingdom and patience of Jesus
Christ, was in the isle that is
called Patmos, for the word of God,
and for the testimony of Jesus
Christ.

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

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

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

    16 And he had in his right hand
seven stars: and out of his mouth
went a sharp twoedged sword: and his
countenance was as the sun shineth in
his strength.

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

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

***
Romans 16:25-27

    25 Now to him that is of power to
stablish you according to my gospel,
and the preaching of Jesus Christ,
according to the revelation of the
mystery, which was kept secret since
the world began,

    26 But now is made manifest, and by
the scriptures of the prophets,
according to the commandment of the
everlasting God, made known to all
nations for the obedience of faith:

    27 To God only wise, be glory
through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen.


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.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 72:1-3,6

    (Found wanting)
    There is but one spiritual existence, - the Life of which corporeal sense can take no cognizance. The divine Principle of man speaks through immortal sense.
    A condition precedent to communion with Spirit is the gain of spiritual life.


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.


1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 91:9-13


    (Man's genuine being)
    It is difficult for the sinner to accept divine Science, because Science exposes his nothingness; but the sooner error is reduced to its native nothingness, the sooner man's great reality will appear and his genuine being will be understood.


o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 109:4,24,32


    (Scientific evidence)
    Christian Science reveals incontrovertibly that Mind is All-in-all, that the only realities are the divine Mind and idea. This great fact is not, however, seen to be supported by sensible evidence, until its divine Principle is demonstrated by healing the sick and thus proved absolute and divine. This proof once seen, no other conclusion can be reached.
    (Solitary research)
    When a new spiritual idea is borne to earth, the prophetic Scripture of Isaiah is renewedly fulfilled: "Unto us a child is born, . . . and his name shall be called Wonderful."
    (God's allness learned)
    The three great verities of Spirit, omnipotence, omnipresence, omniscience, - Spirit possessing all power, filling all space, constituting all Science, - contradict forever the belief that matter can be actual. These eternal verities reveal primeval existence as the radiant reality of God's creation, in which all that He has made is pronounced by His wisdom good.



Section 3


Isaiah 55:3,8,9

    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.

    8 #For my thoughts are not your
thoughts, neither are your ways my
ways, saith the Lord.

    9 For as the heavens are higher
than the earth, so are my ways higher
than your ways, and my thoughts than
your thoughts.

***
Jeremiah 29:11,13

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

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

***
Psalm 139:17,18

    17 How precious also are thy
thoughts unto me, O God! how great is
the sum of them!

    18 If I should count them, they are
more in number than the sand: when I
awake, I am still with thee.

***
Ecclesiastes 3:14,15

    14 I know that, whatsoever God
doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing
can be put to it, nor any thing taken
from it: and God doeth it, that men
should fear before him.

    15 That which hath been is now; and
that which is to be hath already
been; and God requireth that which is
past.


oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 337:24

  (- MORTAL MIND - Death)


    (-27- True idea of man)
    Eternal things (verities) are God's thoughts as they exist in the spiritual realm of the real. Temporal things are the thoughts of mortals and are the unreal, being the opposite of the real or the spiritual and eternal.


oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 259:26


    (Immortal models)
    Immortal ideas, pure, perfect, and enduring, are transmitted by the divine Mind through divine Science, which corrects error with truth and demands spiritual thoughts, divine concepts, to the end that they may produce harmonious results.


oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 286:21-26


    (Spiritual thoughts)
    God's thoughts are perfect and eternal, are substance and Life. Material and temporal thoughts are human, involving error, and since God, Spirit, is the only cause, they lack a divine cause. The temporal and material are not then creations of Spirit. They are but counterfeits of the spiritual and eternal.


ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 520:26-28


    (Growth is from Mind)
    Mortal thought drops into the ground, but the immortal creating thought is from above, not from beneath.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 513:17

    (Continuity of thoughts)
    Spirit diversifies, classifies, and individualizes all thoughts, which are as eternal as the Mind conceiving them; but the intelligence, existence, and continuity of all individuality remain in God, who is the divinely creative Principle thereof.



Section 4


Deuteronomy 11:18,22,23,25,31

    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.

    22 #For if ye shall diligently keep
all these commandments which I
command you, to do them, to love the
Lord your God, to walk in all his
ways, and to cleave unto him;

    23 Then will the Lord drive out all
these nations from before you, and ye
shall possess greater nations and
mightier than yourselves.

    25 There shall no man be able to
stand before you: for the Lord your
God shall lay the fear of you and the
dread of you upon all the land that
ye shall tread upon, as he hath said
unto you.

    31 For ye shall pass over Jordan to
go in to possess the land which the
Lord your God giveth you, and ye
shall possess it, and dwell therein.

***
Luke 4:14,32

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

    32 And they were astonished at his
doctrine: for his word was with power.

***
Revelation 2:26-28

    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.

    28 And I will give him the morning
star.


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.


vii:18-20 Chapter PREFACE

    The only guarantee of obedience is a right apprehension of Him whom to know aright is Life eternal.


o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 225:14-16


    (Immortal sentences)
    The history of our country, like all history, illustrates the might of Mind, and shows human power to be proportionate to its embodiment of right thinking.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 228:20-29

    (God-given dominion)
    If we follow the command of our Master, "Take no thought for your life," we shall never depend on bodily conditions, structure, or economy, but we shall be masters of the body, dictate its terms, and form and control it with Truth.
    (Priestly pride humbled)
    There is no power apart from God. Omnipotence has all-power, and to acknowledge any other power is to dishonor God. The humble Nazarene overthrew the supposition that sin, sickness, and death have power.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 231:30

    (Superiority to sickness and sin)
    Man, governed by his Maker, having no other Mind, - planted on the Evangelist's statement that "all things were made by Him [the Word of God]; and without Him was not anything made that was made," - can triumph over sin, sickness, and death.


o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 192:17


    (The one real power)
    Moral and spiritual might belong to Spirit, who holds the "wind in His fists;" and this teaching accords with Science and harmony. In Science, you can have no power opposed to God, and the physical senses must give up their false testimony. Your influence for good depends upon the weight you throw into the right scale. The good you do and embody gives you the only power obtainable. Evil is not power. It is a mockery of strength, which erelong betrays its weakness and falls, never to rise.



Section 5


Psalm 84:5-7,11

    5 Blessed is the man whose strength
is in thee; in whose heart are the
ways of them.

    6 Who passing through the valley of
Baca make it a well; the rain also
filleth the pools.

    7 They go from strength to
strength, every one of them in Zion
appeareth before God.

    11 For the Lord God is a sun and
shield: the Lord will give grace and
glory: no good thing will he withhold
from them that walk uprightly.

***
Philipians 1:3,9,11

    3 I thank my God upon every
remembrance of you,

    9 And this I pray, that your love
may abound yet more and more in
knowledge and in all judgment;

    11 Being filled with the fruits of
righteousness, which are by Jesus
Christ, unto the glory and praise of
God.
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.


ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 495:25-31

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


    (Rudiments of growth)
    Question. - How can I progress most rapidly in the understanding of Christian Science?
    Answer. - Study thoroughly the letter and imbibe the spirit. Adhere to the divine Principle of Christian Science and follow the behests of God, abiding steadfastly in wisdom, Truth, and Love.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 496:9-14

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

    (Condition of progress)
    We all must learn that Life is God. Ask yourself: Am I living the life that approaches the supreme good? Am I demonstrating the healing power of Truth and Love? If so, then the way will grow brighter "unto the perfect day." Your fruits will prove what the understanding of God brings to man.


o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 239:16


    (Standpoint revealed)
    To ascertain our progress, we must learn where our affections are placed and whom we acknowledge and obey as God. If divine Love is becoming nearer, dearer, and more real to us, matter is then submitting to Spirit. The objects we pursue and the spirit we manifest reveal our standpoint, and show what we are winning.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 240:18-24

    (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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 241:23-24

    (Spirit transforms)
    One's aim, a point beyond faith, should be to find the footsteps of Truth, the way to health and holiness.


oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 409:23


    (So-called superiority)
    This mortal is put off, and the new man or real man is put on, in proportion as mortals realize the Science of man and seek the true model.



Section 6


Psalm 16:8,9,11

    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.

    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.

***
Job 22:21,26

    21 Acquaint now thyself with him,
and be at peace: thereby good shall
come unto thee.

    26 For then shalt thou have thy
delight in the Almighty, and shalt
lift up thy face unto God.

***
Romans 14:17

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


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.


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


    (Perpetual motion)
    In the order of Science, in which the Principle is above what it reflects, all is one grand concord. Change this statement, suppose Mind to be governed by matter or Soul in body, and you lose the keynote of being, and there is continual discord.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 242:6-14

    (Spiritual baptism) Denial of the claims of matter is a great step towards the joys of Spirit, towards human freedom and the final triumph over the body.


    (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.


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


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


2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 58:7


    (Chord and discord)
    Unselfish ambition, noble life-motives, and purity, - these constituents of thought, mingling, constitute individually and collectively true happiness, strength, and permanence.

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 60:24

    (Spiritual concord)
    An ill-attuned ear calls discord harmony, not appreciating concord. So physical sense, not discerning the true happiness of being, places it on a false basis. Science will correct the discord, and teach us life's sweeter harmonies.

Subheadings in this lesson

13 1 - Spiritual proofs of existence
13 1 - Unrealities that seem real
13 1 - Divine synonyms
13 1 - -6- The universal cause
13 2 - The infinite one Spirit
13 2 - Found wanting
13 2 - Present salvation
13 2 - Man's genuine being
13 2 - Scientific evidence
13 2 - Solitary research
13 2 - God's allness learned
13 3 - -27- True idea of man
13 3 - Immortal models
13 3 - Spiritual thoughts
13 3 - Growth is from Mind
13 3 - Continuity of thoughts
13 4 - Laws of nature spiritual
13 4 - Immortal sentences
13 4 - God-given dominion
13 4 - Priestly pride humbled
13 4 - Superiority to sickness and sin
13 4 - The one real power
13 5 - Rudiments of growth
13 5 - Condition of progress
13 5 - Standpoint revealed
13 5 - Progress demanded
13 5 - Spirit transforms
13 5 - So-called superiority
13 6 - Universal brotherhood
13 6 - Perpetual motion
13 6 - Spiritual baptism
13 6 - The one only way
13 6 - Error destroyed, not pardoned
13 6 - Chord and discord
13 6 - Spiritual concord


September 29,1907

Subject: 14

UNREALITY.

oo2o



-- Golden Text --

I Corinthians 15:55,57

    55 O death, where is thy sting? O
grave, where is thy victory?

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


Responsive Reading


Psalm 79:1,8,9,13

    1 O God, the heathen are come into
thine inheritance; thy holy temple
have they defiled; they have laid
Jerusalem on heaps.

    8 O remember not against us former
iniquities: let thy tender mercies
speedily prevent us: for we are
brought very low.

    9 Help us, O God of our salvation,
for the glory of thy name: and deliver
us, and purge away our sins, for thy
name's sake.

    13 So we thy people and sheep of
thy pasture will give thee thanks for
ever: we will shew forth thy praise
to all generations.
Psalm 80:1,7-9,14,15,17-19

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

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

    8 Thou hast brought a vine out of
Egypt: thou hast cast out the
heathen, and planted it.

    9 Thou preparedst room before it,
and didst cause it to take deep root,
and it filled the land.

    14 Return, we beseech thee, O God
of hosts: look down from heaven, and
behold, and visit this vine;

    15 And the vineyard which thy right
hand hath planted, and the branch
that thou madest strong for thyself.

    17 Let thy hand be upon the man of
thy right hand, upon the son of man
whom thou madest strong for thyself.

    18 So will not we go back from
thee: quicken us, and we will call
upon thy name.

    19 Turn us again, O Lord God of
hosts, cause thy face to shine; and
we shall be saved.


Section 1


John 11:1,3,4

    1 Now a certain man was sick,
named Lazarus, of Bethany, the town
of Mary and her sister Martha.

    3 Therefore his sisters sent unto
him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom
thou lovest is sick.

    4 When Jesus heard that, he said,
This sickness is not unto death, but
for the glory of God, that the Son of
God might be glorified thereby.

***
Luke 13:11-17

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

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

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

    14 And the ruler of the synagogue
answered with indignation, because
that Jesus had healed on the sabbath
day, and said unto the people, There
are six days in which men ought to
work: in them therefore come and be
healed, and not on the sabbath day.

    15 The Lord then answered him, and
said, Thou hypocrite, doth not each
one of you on the sabbath loose his
ox or his ass from the stall, and
lead him away to watering?

    16 And ought not this woman, being
a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath
bound, lo, these eighteen years, be
loosed from this bond on the sabbath
day?

    17 And when he had said these
things, all his adversaries were
ashamed: and all the people rejoiced
for all the glorious things that were
done by him.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 335:29

  (- MORTAL MIND - Material senses)


    (-20- The one divine Mind)
    Sin, sickness, and mortality are the suppositional antipodes of Spirit, and must be contradictions of reality.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 461:24


    (Proof by induction)
    The truth regarding error is, that error is not true, hence it is unreal. To prove scientifically the error or unreality of sin, you must first see the claim of sin, and then destroy it. Whereas, to prove scientifically the error or unreality of disease, you must mentally unsee the disease; then you will not feel it, and it is destroyed.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 229:28


    (Sickness from mortal mind)
    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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 495:6-24

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


    (Destruction of all evil)
    If sickness is true or the idea of Truth, you cannot destroy sickness, and it would be absurd to try. Then classify sickness and error as our Master did, when he spoke of the sick, "whom Satan hath bound," and find a sovereign antidote for error in the life-giving power of Truth acting on human belief, a power which opens the prison doors to such as are bound, and sets the captive free physically and morally.
    (Steadfast and calm trust)
    When the illusion of sickness or sin tempts you, cling steadfastly to God and His idea. Allow nothing but His likeness to abide in your thought. Let neither fear nor doubt overshadow your clear sense and calm trust, that the recognition of life harmonious - as Life eternally is - can destroy any painful sense of, or belief in, that which Life is not. Let Christian Science, instead of corporeal sense, support your understanding of being, and this understanding will supplant error with Truth, replace mortality with immortality, and silence discord with harmony.


Section 2


John 11:5-10

    5 Now Jesus loved Martha, and her
sister, and Lazarus.

    6 When he had heard therefore that
he was sick, he abode two days still
in the same place where he was.

    7 Then after that saith he to his
disciples, Let us go into Judaea
again.

    8 His disciples say unto him,
Master, the Jews of late sought to
stone thee; and goest thou thither
again?

    9 Jesus answered, Are there not
twelve hours in the day? If any man
walk in the day, he stumbleth not,
because he seeth the light of this
world.

    10 But if a man walk in the night,
he stumbleth, because there is no
light in him.

***
Luke 4:24,28-30

    24 And he said, Verily I say unto
you, No prophet is accepted in his
own country.

    28 And all they in the synagogue,
when they heard these things, were
filled with wrath,

    29 And rose up, and thrust him out
of the city, and led him unto the brow
of the hill whereon their city was
built, that they might cast him down
headlong.

    30 But he passing through the midst
of them went his way,

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 454:9


    (Impotence of hate)
    Human hate has no legitimate mandate and no kingdom. Love is enthroned. 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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 339:1-3

  (- MORTAL MIND - Sin)


    (-30- Divine pardon)
    XXX. The destruction of sin is the divine method of pardon. Divine Life destroys death, Truth destroys error, and Love destroys hate.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 419:2


    (Morality required) 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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 43:27-4


    (Divine victory) The divine must overcome the human at every point. The Science Jesus taught and lived must triumph over all material beliefs about life, substance, and intelligence, and the multitudinous errors growing from such beliefs.
    Love must triumph over hate. Truth and Life must seal the victory over error and death, before the thorns can be laid aside for a crown, the benediction follow, "Well done, good and faithful servant," and the supremacy of Spirit be demonstrated.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 527:19


    (No temptation from God)
    Has evil the reality of good? Evil is unreal because it is a lie, - false in every statement.

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


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


Section 3


John 11:11-15

    11 These things said he: and after
that he saith unto them, Our friend
Lazarus sleepeth; but I go, that I
may awake him out of sleep.

    12 Then said his disciples, Lord,
if he sleep, he shall do well.

    13 Howbeit Jesus spake of his
death: but they thought that he had
spoken of taking of rest in sleep.

    14 Then said Jesus unto them
plainly, Lazarus is dead.

    15 And I am glad for your sakes
that I was not there, to the intent
ye may believe; nevertheless let us
go unto him.

***
Acts 20:9,10,12

    9 And there sat in a window a
certain young man named Eutychus,
being fallen into a deep sleep: and
as Paul was long preaching, he sunk
down with sleep, and fell down from
the third loft, and was taken up
dead.

    10 And Paul went down, and fell on
him, and embracing him said, Trouble
not yourselves; for his life is in
him.

    12 And they brought the young man
alive, and were not a little
comforted.

584:9-10 Chapter 17: Glossary
(DEATH)

    DEATH. An illusion, the lie of life in matter; the unreal and untrue; the opposite of Life.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 429:31


    (Life all-inclusive)
    Jesus said (John viii. 51), "If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death." That statement is not confined to spiritual life, but includes all the phenomena of existence. Jesus demonstrated this, healing the dying and raising the dead. Mortal mind must part with error, must put off itself with its deeds, and immortal manhood, the Christ ideal, will appear. Faith should enlarge its borders and strengthen its base by resting upon Spirit instead of matter. When man gives up his belief in death, he will advance more rapidly towards God, Life, and Love. 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?

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 75:12


    (Raising the dead)
    Jesus said of Lazarus: "Our friend Lazarus sleepeth; but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep." Jesus restored Lazarus by the understanding that Lazarus had never died, not by an admission that his body had died and then lived again. Had Jesus believed that Lazarus had lived or died in his body, the Master would have stood on the same plane of belief as those who buried the body, and he could not have resuscitated it.

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.


Section 4


John 11:21,25-27

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

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

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

    27 She saith unto him, Yea, Lord: I
believe that thou art the Christ, the
Son of God, which should come into
the world.
John 5:19,21

    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.

    21 For as the Father raiseth up the
dead, and quickeneth them; even so
the Son quickeneth whom he will.
John 6:39,40

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

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

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 350:24


    (The divine life-link)
    "The Word was made flesh." Divine Truth must be known by its effects on the body as well as on the mind, before the Science of being can be demonstrated. Hence its embodiment in the incarnate Jesus, - that life-link forming the connection through which the real reaches the unreal, Soul rebukes sense, and Truth destroys error.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 292:31


    (Immortal man)
    In his resurrection and ascension, Jesus showed that a mortal man is not the real essence of manhood, and that this unreal material mortality disappears in presence of the reality.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 352:8


    (Spirit the tangible)
    To Jesus, not materiality, but spirituality, was the reality of man's existence, while to the rabbis the spiritual was the intangible and uncertain, if not the unreal.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 353:1

    (The real and the unreal)
    The Christianly scientific real is the sensuous unreal. Sin, disease, whatever seems real to material sense, is unreal in divine Science. The physical senses and Science have ever been antagonistic, and they will so continue, till the testimony of the physical senses yields entirely to Christian Science.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 356:5-16

    (Weakness of material theories)
    Sin, sickness, and death do not prove man's entity or immortality. Discord can never establish the facts of harmony. Matter is not the vestibule of Spirit.
    (Irreconcilable differences)
    Jesus reasoned on this subject practically, and controlled sickness, sin, and death on the basis of his spirituality. Understanding the nothingness of material things, he spoke of flesh and Spirit as the two opposites, - as error and Truth, not contributing in any way to each other's happiness and existence. Jesus knew, "It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing."


Section 5


John 11:41,42

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

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

***
Matthew 21:22

    22 And all things, whatsoever ye
shall ask in prayer, believing, ye
shall receive.

***
James 5:13-16

    13 Is any among you afflicted? let
him pray. Is any merry? let him sing
psalms.

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


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

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

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


    ( - Prayer -)
    The prayer that reforms the sinner and heals the sick is an absolute faith that all things are possible to God, - a spiritual understanding of Him, an unselfed love. Regardless of what another may say or think on this subject, I speak from experience. Prayer, watching, and working, combined with self-immolation, are God's gracious means for accomplishing whatever has been successfully done for the Christianization and health of mankind.
    Thoughts unspoken are not unknown to the divine Mind. Desire is prayer; and no loss can occur from trusting God with our desires, that they may be moulded and exalted before they take form in words and in deeds.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 351:27-28,31


    (Fruitless worship)
    The Israelites centred their thoughts on the material in their attempted worship of the spiritual.
    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 - 134:26


    (Basis of miracles)
    Jesus said: "I knew that Thou hearest me always;" and he raised Lazarus from the dead, stilled the tempest, healed the sick, walked on the water. There is divine authority for believing in the superiority of spiritual power over material resistance.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 231:8


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


Section 6


John 11:43-45

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

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

    45 Then many of the Jews which came
to Mary, and had seen the things
which Jesus did, believed on him.

***
Revelation 7:9,13,14,16,17

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

    13 And one of the elders answered,
saying unto me, What are these which
are arrayed in white robes? and
whence came they?

    14 And I said unto him, Sir, thou
knowest. And he said to me, These are
they which came out of great
tribulation, and have washed their
robes, and made them white in the
blood of the Lamb.

    16 They shall hunger no more,
neither thirst any more; neither
shall the sun light on them, nor any
heat.

    17 For the Lamb which is in the
midst of the throne shall feed them,
and shall lead them unto living
fountains of waters: and God shall
wipe away all tears from their eyes.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 447:20


    (Expose sin without believing in it)
    Expose and denounce the claims of evil and disease in all their forms, but realize no reality in them. A sinner is not reformed merely by assuring him that he cannot be a sinner because there is no sin. To put down the claim of sin, you must detect it, remove the mask, point out the illusion, and thus get the victory over sin and so prove its unreality. The sick are not healed merely by declaring there is no sickness, but by knowing that there is none.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 474:16-2

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


    (Divine fulfilment)
    If sin, sickness, and death are as real as Life, Truth, and Love, then they must all be from the same source; God must be their author. Now Jesus came to destroy sin, sickness, and death; yet the Scriptures aver, "I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil." Is it possible, then, to believe that the evils which Jesus lived to destroy are real or the offspring of the divine will?
    (Truth destroys falsity)
    Despite the hallowing influence of Truth in the destruction of error, must error still be immortal? Truth spares all that is true. If evil is real, Truth must make it so; but error, not Truth, is the author of the unreal, and the unreal vanishes, while all that is real is eternal. The apostle says that the mission of Christ is to "destroy the works of the devil." Truth destroys falsity and error, for light and darkness cannot dwell together. Light extinguishes the darkness, and the Scripture declares that there is "no night there."

Subheadings in this lesson

14 1 - -20- The one divine Mind
14 1 - Proof by induction
14 1 - Sickness from mortal mind
14 1 - Destruction of all evil
14 1 - Steadfast and calm trust
14 2 - Impotence of hate
14 2 - -30- Divine pardon
14 2 - Morality required
14 2 - Divine victory
14 2 - No temptation from God
14 2 - The armor of divinity
14 3 - Life all-inclusive
14 3 - Raising the dead
14 3 - A belief suicidal
14 4 - The divine life-link
14 4 - Immortal man
14 4 - Spirit the tangible
14 4 - The real and the unreal
14 4 - Weakness of material theories
14 4 - Irreconcilable differences
14 5 - - Prayer -
14 5 - Fruitless worship
14 5 - Basis of miracles
14 5 - Destruction of all evil
14 6 - Expose sin without believing in it
14 6 - Divine fulfilment
14 6 - Truth destroys falsity


October 6,1907

Subject: 15

ARE SIN, DISEASE, AND DEATH REAL?

o2oo



-- Golden Text --

Jeremiah 30:10

    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.


Responsive Reading


Acts 9:32-42

    32 #And it came to pass, as Peter
passed throughout all quarters, he
came down also to the saints which
dwelt at Lydda.

    33 And there he found a certain man
named AEneas, which had kept his bed
eight years, and was sick of the
palsy.

    34 And Peter said unto him, AEneas,
Jesus Christ maketh thee whole:
arise, and make thy bed. And he arose
immediately.

    35 And all that dwelt at Lydda and
Saron saw him, and turned to the Lord.


    36 #Now there was at Joppa a
certain disciple named Tabitha, which
by interpretation is called Dorcas:
this woman was full of good works and
almsdeeds which she did.

    37 And it came to pass in those
days, that she was sick, and died:
whom when they had washed, they laid
her in an upper chamber.

    38 And forasmuch as Lydda was nigh
to Joppa, and the disciples had heard
that Peter was there, they sent unto
him two men, desiring him that he
would not delay to come to them.

    39 Then Peter arose and went with
them. When he was come, they brought
him into the upper chamber: and all
the widows stood by him weeping, and
shewing the coats and garments which
Dorcas made, while she was with them.


    40 But Peter put them all forth,
and kneeled down, and prayed; and
turning him to the body said,
Tabitha, arise. And she opened her
eyes: and when she saw Peter, she sat
up.

    41 And he gave her his hand, and
lifted her up, and when he had called
the saints and widows, presented her
alive.

    42 And it was known throughout all
Joppa; and many believed in the Lord.


Section 1


Isaiah 43:11,25

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

    25 I, even I, am he that blotteth
out thy transgressions for mine own
sake, and will not remember thy sins.

***
Psalm 101:6

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

***
Malachi 3:17

    17 And they shall be mine, saith
the Lord of hosts, in that day when I
make up my jewels; and I will spare
them, as a man spareth his own son
that serveth him.

***
I John 5:18

    18 We know that whosoever is born
of God sinneth not; but he that is
begotten of God keepeth himself, and
that wicked one toucheth him not.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 286:31-4


    (Spiritual thoughts)
    Sin, sickness, and death are comprised in human material belief, and belong not to the divine Mind. They are without a real origin or existence. They have neither Principle nor permanence, but belong, with all that is material and temporal, to the nothingness of error, which simulates the creations of Truth.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 538:17


    (Contrasted testimony)
    Sin, sickness, and death have no record in the Elohistic introduction of Genesis, in which God creates the heavens, earth, and man. Until that which contradicts the truth of being enters into the arena, evil has no history, and evil is brought into view only as the unreal in contradistinction to the real and eternal.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 540:17-21

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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 231:12


    (Destruction of all evil)
    If God makes sin, if good produces evil, if truth results in error, then Science and Christianity are helpless; but there are no antagonistic powers nor laws, spiritual or material, creating and governing man through perpetual warfare. God is not the author of mortal discords. Therefore we accept the conclusion that discords have only a fabulous existence, are mortal beliefs which divine Truth and Love destroy.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 339:25-31

  (- 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.


Section 2


Matthew 15:10-13,19,20(to :)

    10 #And he called the multitude,
and said unto them, Hear, and
understand:

    11 Not that which goeth into the
mouth defileth a man; but that which
cometh out of the mouth, this
defileth a man.

    12 Then came his disciples, and
said unto him, Knowest thou that the
Pharisees were offended, after they
heard this saying?

    13 But he answered and said, Every
plant, which my heavenly Father hath
not planted, shall be rooted up.

    19 For out of the heart proceed
evil thoughts, murders, adulteries,
fornications, thefts, false witness,
blasphemies:

    20 These are the things which
defile a man:

***
James 1:13-15

    13 Let no man say when he is
tempted, I am tempted of God: for God
cannot be tempted with evil, neither
tempteth he any man:

    14 But every man is tempted, when
he is drawn away of his own lust, and
enticed.

    15 Then when lust hath conceived,
it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when
it is finished, bringeth forth death.

***
Hosea 14:9

    9 Who is wise, and he shall
understand these things? prudent, and
he shall know them? for the ways of
the Lord are right, and the just
shall walk in them: but the
transgressors shall fall therein.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 234:25-27


    (Cleansing the mind)
    Sin and disease must be thought before they can be manifested. You must control evil thoughts in the first instance, or they will control you in the second.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 405:24-27


    (Cumulative repentance) The abiding consciousness of wrongdoing tends to destroy the ability to do right. If sin is not regretted and is not lessening, then it is hastening on to physical and moral doom.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 339:11

  (- MORTAL MIND - Sickness)


    (-31- Evil not produced by God) A sinner can receive no encouragement from the fact that Science demonstrates the unreality of evil, for the sinner would make a reality of sin, - would make that real which is unreal, and thus heap up "wrath against the day of wrath." He is joining in a conspiracy against himself, - against his own awakening to the awful unreality by which he has been deceived. Only those, who repent of sin and forsake the unreal, can fully understand the unreality of evil.

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.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 355:9

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


Section 3


II Kings 1:2-4

    2 And Ahaziah fell down through a
lattice in his upper chamber that was
in Samaria, and was sick: and he sent
messengers, and said unto them, Go,
inquire of Baalzebub the god of Ekron
whether I shall recover of this
disease.

    3 But the angel of the Lord said to
Elijah the Tishbite, Arise, go up to
meet the messengers of the king of
Samaria, and say unto them, Is it not
because there is not a God in Israel,
that ye go to inquire of Baalzebub
the god of Ekron?

    4 Now therefore thus saith the
Lord, Thou shalt not come down from
that bed on which thou art gone up,
but shalt surely die. And Elijah
departed.

***
Job 7:1,4

    1 IS there not an appointed time
to man upon earth? are not his days
also like the days of an hireling?

    4 When I lie down, I say, When
shall I arise, and the night be gone?
and I am full of tossings to and fro
unto the dawning of the day.

***
Psalm 6:2,6

    2 Have mercy upon me, O Lord; for I
am weak: O Lord, heal me; for my
bones are vexed.

    6 I am weary with my groaning; all
the night make I my bed to swim; I
water my couch with my tears.
Psalm 130:1,2

    1 Out of the depths have I cried
unto thee, O Lord.

    2 Lord, hear my voice: let thine
ears be attentive to the voice of my
supplications.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 188:22


    (Disease a dream)
    Sickness is a growth of error, springing from mortal ignorance or fear. Error rehearses error. What causes disease cannot cure it. The soil of disease is mortal mind, and you have an abundant or scanty crop of disease, according to the seedlings of fear. Sin and the fear of disease must be uprooted and cast out.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 411:20-4


    (Fear as the foundation)
    The procuring cause and foundation of all sickness is fear, ignorance, or sin. Disease is always induced by a false sense mentally entertained, not destroyed. Disease is an image of thought externalized. The mental state is called a material state. Whatever is cherished in mortal mind as the physical condition is imaged forth on the body.
    (Unspoken pleading)
    Always begin your treatment by allaying the fear of patients. Silently reassure them as to their exemption from disease and danger. Watch the result of this simple rule of Christian Science, and you will find that it alleviates the symptoms of every disease. 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 - 374:17

    (Mind can destroy all ills)
    Ignorance of the cause or approach of disease is no argument against the mental origin of disease. You confess to ignorance of the future and incapacity to preserve your own existence, and this belief helps rather than hinders disease. Such a state of mind induces sickness. It is like walking in darkness on the edge of a precipice. You cannot forget the belief of danger, and your steps are less firm because of your fear, and ignorance of mental cause and effect.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 472:9-10

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


    (God's law destroys evil) Sickness, sin, and death, being inharmonious, do not originate in God nor belong to His government.


Section 4


Isaiah 35:3-6

    3 #Strengthen ye the weak hands,
and confirm the feeble knees.

    4 Say to them that are of a fearful
heart, Be strong, fear not: behold,
your God will come with vengeance,
even God with a recompence; he will
come and save you.

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

    6 Then shall the lame man leap as
an hart, and the tongue of the dumb
sing: for in the wilderness shall
waters break out, and streams in the
desert.

***
Matthew 15:29-31

    29 And Jesus departed from thence,
and came nigh unto the sea of Galilee;
and went up into a mountain, and sat
down there.

    30 And great multitudes came unto
him, having with them those that were
lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many
others, and cast them down at Jesus'
feet; and he healed them:

    31 Insomuch that the multitude
wondered, when they saw the dumb to
speak, the maimed to be whole, the
lame to walk, and the blind to see:
and they glorified the God of Israel.

***
Luke 13:11-13

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

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

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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 228:25-27


    (Priestly pride humbled)
    There is no power apart from God. Omnipotence has all-power, and to acknowledge any other power is to dishonor God.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 495:6

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


    (Destruction of all evil)
    If sickness is true or the idea of Truth, you cannot destroy sickness, and it would be absurd to try. Then classify sickness and error as our Master did, when he spoke of the sick, "whom Satan hath bound," and find a sovereign antidote for error in the life-giving power of Truth acting on human belief, a power which opens the prison doors to such as are bound, and sets the captive free physically and morally.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 380:22


    (A higher discovery)
    Many years ago the author made a spiritual discovery, the scientific evidence of which has accumulated to prove that the divine Mind produces in man health, harmony, and immortality. Gradually this evidence will gather momentum and clearness, until it reaches its culmination of scientific statement and proof. Nothing is more disheartening than to believe that there is a power opposite to God, or good, and that God endows this opposing power with strength to be used against Himself, against Life, health, harmony.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 381:27-4

    (God-given dominion) Let us banish sickness as an outlaw, and abide by the rule of perpetual harmony, - God's law. It is man's moral right to annul an unjust sentence, a sentence never inflicted by divine authority.
    (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.


Section 5


Psalm 55:1,4

    1 Give ear to my prayer, O God;
and hide not thyself from my
supplication.

    4 My heart is sore pained within
me: and the terrors of death are
fallen upon me.

***
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.

***
Ezekiel 18:31,32

    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.

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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 426:16


    (Our footsteps heavenward)
    When it is learned that disease cannot destroy life, and that mortals are not saved from sin or sickness by death, this understanding will quicken into newness of life. It will master either a desire to die or a dread of the grave, and thus destroy the great fear that besets mortal existence.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 427:7-9

    (Life not contingent on matter)
    If man believes in death now, he must disbelieve in it when learning that there is no reality in death, since the truth of being is deathless.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 254:16


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

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 494:19

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


    (Reason and Science)
    Reason, rightly directed, serves to correct the errors of corporeal sense; but sin, sickness, and death will seem real (even as the experiences of the sleeping dream seem real) until the Science of man's eternal harmony breaks their illusion with the unbroken reality of scientific being.


Section 6


Habakkuk 1:12(to .)

    12 #Art thou not from everlasting,
O Lord my God, mine Holy One? we shall
not die.

***
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.

***
Revelation 21:3,4

    3 And I heard a great voice out of
heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle
of God is with men, and he will dwell
with them, and they shall be his
people, and God himself shall be with
them, and be their God.

    4 And God shall wipe away all tears
from their eyes; and there shall be
no more death, neither sorrow, nor
crying, neither shall there be any
more pain: for the former things are
passed away.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 76:6-10,18


    (Real Life is God)
    When being is understood, Life will be recognized as neither material nor finite, but as infinite, - as God, universal good; and the belief that life, or mind, was ever in a finite form, or good in evil, will be destroyed.
    Suffering, sinning, dying beliefs are unreal. When divine Science is universally understood, they will have no power over man, for man is immortal and lives by divine authority.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 303:16


    (Mental propagation)
    Divine Science lays the axe at the root of the illusion that life, or mind, is formed by or is in the material body, and Science will eventually destroy this illusion through the self-destruction of all error and the beatified understanding of the Science of Life.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 480:29-2

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


    (Vapor and nothingness)
    If sin, sickness, and death were understood as nothingness, they would disappear. As vapor melts before the sun, so evil would vanish before the reality of good. One must hide the other. How important, then, to choose good as the reality!

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 202:15


    (Harmonious lifework)
    Outside of this Science all is mutable; but immortal man, in accord with the divine Principle of his being, God, neither sins, suffers, nor dies. The days of our pilgrimage will multiply instead of diminish, when God's kingdom comes on earth; for the true way leads to Life instead of to death, and earthly experience discloses the finity of error and the infinite capacities of Truth, in which God gives man dominion over all the earth.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 476:18

(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)
    Sin, sickness, and death must disappear to give place to the facts which belong to immortal man.

Subheadings in this lesson

15 1 - Spiritual thoughts
15 1 - Contrasted testimony
15 1 - Allegiance to Spirit
15 1 - Destruction of all evil
15 1 - -32- Basis of health and immortality
15 2 - Cleansing the mind
15 2 - Cumulative repentance
15 2 - -31- Evil not produced by God
15 2 - Scientific consistency
15 2 - Practical arguments
15 3 - Disease a dream
15 3 - Fear as the foundation
15 3 - Unspoken pleading
15 3 - Mind can destroy all ills
15 3 - God's law destroys evil
15 4 - Priestly pride humbled
15 4 - Destruction of all evil
15 4 - A higher discovery
15 4 - God-given dominion
15 4 - Begin rightly
15 5 - Our footsteps heavenward
15 5 - Life not contingent on matter
15 5 - Patience and final perfection
15 5 - Reason and Science
15 6 - Real Life is God
15 6 - Mental propagation
15 6 - Vapor and nothingness
15 6 - Harmonious lifework
15 6 - Mortals are not immortals


October 13,1907

Subject: 16

DOCTRINE OF ATONEMENT.

2ooo



-- Golden Text --

II Corinthians 5:20

    20 Now then we are ambassadors for
Christ, as though God did beseech you
by us: we pray you in Christ's stead,
be ye reconciled to God.


Responsive Reading


John 15:1-12

    1 I am the true vine, and my
Father is the husbandman.

    2 Every branch in me that beareth
not fruit he taketh away: and every
branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth
it, that it may bring forth more
fruit.

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

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

    5 I am the vine, ye are the
branches: He that abideth in me, and
I in him, the same bringeth forth
much fruit: for without me ye can do
nothing.

    6 If a man abide not in me, he is
cast forth as a branch, and is
withered; and men gather them, and
cast them into the fire, and they are
burned.

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

    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.

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

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

    12 This is my commandment, That ye
love one another, as I have loved you.


Section 1


Leviticus 14:1,2,20

    1 And the Lord spake unto Moses,
saying,

    2 This shall be the law of the
leper in the day of his cleansing: He
shall be brought unto the priest:

    20 And the priest shall offer the
burnt offering and the meat offering
upon the altar: and the priest shall
make an atonement for him, and he
shall be clean.

***
Luke 5:12-14

    12 #And it came to pass, when he
was in a certain city, behold a man
full of leprosy: who seeing Jesus
fell on his face, and besought him,
saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou
canst make me clean.

    13 And he put forth his hand, and
touched him, saying, I will: be thou
clean. And immediately the leprosy
departed from him.

    14 And he charged him to tell no
man: but go, and shew thyself to the
priest, and offer for thy cleansing,
according as Moses commanded, for a
testimony unto them.

***
Matthew 10:1,5-8,32,33

    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.

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

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

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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 228:27


    (Priestly pride humbled)
    The humble Nazarene overthrew the supposition that sin, sickness, and death have power. He proved them powerless. It should have humbled the pride of the priests, when they saw the demonstration of Christianity excel the influence of their dead faith and ceremonies.

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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 372:25


    (Recognition of benefits)
    "Whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven." In Christian Science, a denial of Truth is fatal, while a just acknowledgment of Truth and of what it has done for us is an effectual help. If pride, superstition, or any error prevents the honest recognition of benefits received, this will be a hindrance to the recovery of the sick and the success of the student.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 458:25(begin The)


    (The panoply of wisdom) The Christian Scientist wisely shapes his course, and is honest and consistent in following the leadings of divine Mind. He must prove, through living as well as healing and teaching, that Christ's way is the only one by which mortals are radically saved from sin and sickness.


Section 2


Matthew 10:38

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

***
I Corinthians 1:17,18

    17 For Christ sent me not to
baptize, but to preach the gospel:
not with wisdom of words, lest the
cross of Christ should be made of
none effect.

    18 For the preaching of the cross
is to them that perish foolishness;
but unto us which are saved it is the
power of God.

***
Colossians 1:19,20

    19 For it pleased the Father that
in him should all fulness dwell;

    20 And, having made peace through
the blood of his cross, by him to
reconcile all things unto himself; by
him, I say, whether they be things in
earth, or things in heaven.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 224:16


    (Sectarianism and opposition)
    Of old the cross was truth's central sign, and it is to-day. The modern lash is less material than the Roman scourge, but it is equally as cutting. Cold disdain, stubborn resistance, opposition from church, state laws, and the press, are still the harbingers of truth's full-orbed appearing.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 50:30


    (The real pillory)
    The real cross, which Jesus bore up the hill of grief, was the world's hatred of Truth and Love. Not the spear nor the material cross wrung from his faithful lips the plaintive cry, "Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?" It was the possible loss of something more important than human life which moved him, - the possible misapprehension of the sublimest influence of his career. This dread added the drop of gall to his cup.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 142:15


    (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.

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


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


Section 3


Matthew 10:39

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

***
Romans 12:1,2

    1 I beseech you therefore,
brethren, by the mercies of God, that
ye present your bodies a living
sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God,
which is your reasonable service.

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

***
II Corinthians 5:16-18

    16 Wherefore henceforth know we no
man after the flesh: yea, though we
have known Christ after the flesh,
yet now henceforth know we him no
more.

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

    18 And all things are of God, who
hath reconciled us to himself by
Jesus Christ, and hath given to us
the ministry of reconciliation;

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 91:17


    (Man's genuine being)
    The denial of material selfhood aids the discernment of man's spiritual and eternal individuality, and destroys the erroneous knowledge gained from matter or through what are termed the material senses.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 18:13-6


    (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.

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.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 260:28-7


    (Requisite change of our ideals)
    If we array thought in mortal vestures, it must lose its immortal nature.
    (Thoughts are things)
    If we look to the body for pleasure, we find pain; for Life, we find death; for Truth, we find error; for Spirit, we find its opposite, matter. Now reverse this action. Look away from the body into Truth and Love, the Principle of all happiness, harmony, and immortality. Hold thought steadfastly to the enduring, the good, and the true, and you will bring these into your experience proportionably to their occupancy of your thoughts.


Section 4


Matthew 10:40

    40 #He that receiveth you receiveth
me, and he that receiveth me
receiveth him that sent me.

***
Luke 10:1,16

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

    16 He that heareth you heareth me;
and he that despiseth you despiseth
me; and he that despiseth me
despiseth him that sent me.

***
John 17:19-21

    19 And for their sakes I sanctify
myself, that they also might be
sanctified through the truth.

    20 Neither pray I for these alone,
but for them also which shall believe
on me through their word;

    21 That they all may be one; as
thou, Father, art in me, and I in
thee, that they also may be one in
us: that the world may believe that
thou hast sent me.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 342:5


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 271:11


    (Studious disciples)
    In Latin the word rendered disciple signifies student; and the word indicates that the power of healing was not a supernatural gift to those learners, but the result of their cultivated spiritual understanding of the divine Science, which their Master demonstrated by healing the sick and sinning. Hence the universal application of his saying: "Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me [understand me] through their word."

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 315:29-2

    (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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 23:7(begin The)


    (Justice and substitution) The atonement is a hard problem in theology, but its scientific explanation is, that suffering is an error of sinful sense which Truth destroys, and that eventually both sin and suffering will fall at the feet of everlasting Love.


Section 5


Matthew 10:41

    41 He that receiveth a prophet in
the name of a prophet shall receive a
prophet's reward; and he that
receiveth a righteous man in the name
of a righteous man shall receive a
righteous man's reward.

***
I Kings 17:14,16-19,22-24

    14 For thus saith the Lord God of
Israel, The barrel of meal shall not
waste, neither shall the cruse of oil
fail, until the day that the Lord
sendeth rain upon the earth.

    16 And the barrel of meal wasted
not, neither did the cruse of oil
fail, according to the word of the
Lord, which he spake by Elijah.

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

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

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

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

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

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

***
Luke 7:29,30

    29 And all the people that heard
him, and the publicans, justified
God, being baptized with the baptism
of John.

    30 But the Pharisees and lawyers
rejected the counsel of God against
themselves, being not baptized of
him.

***
Matthew 21:32

    32 For John came unto you in the
way of righteousness, and ye believed
him not; but the publicans and the
harlots believed him: and ye, when ye
had seen it, repented not afterward,
that ye might believe him.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 139:4-9


    (Marvels and reformations)
    From beginning to end, the Scriptures are full of accounts of the triumph of Spirit, Mind, over matter. Moses proved the power of Mind by what men called miracles; so did Joshua, Elijah, and Elisha. The Christian era was ushered in with signs and wonders.

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


    (Spiritual foreshadowings)
    The prophet of to-day beholds in the mental horizon the signs of these times, the reappearance of the Christianity which heals the sick and destroys error, and no other sign shall be given. Body cannot be saved except through Mind. The Science of Christianity is misinterpreted by a material age, for it is the healing influence of Spirit (not spirits) which the material senses cannot comprehend, - which can only be spiritually discerned. Creeds, doctrines, and human hypotheses do not express Christian Science; much less can they demonstrate it.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 20:6


    (Jesus' sinless career)
    To the ritualistic priest and hypocritical Pharisee Jesus said, "The publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you." Jesus' history made a new calendar, which we call the Christian era; but he established no ritualistic worship. He knew that men can be baptized, partake of the Eucharist, support the clergy, observe the Sabbath, make long prayers, and yet be sensual and sinful.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 21:1

    (Moral victory)
    If Truth is overcoming error in your daily walk and conversation, you can finally say, "I have fought a good fight . . . I have kept the faith," because you are a better man. This is having our part in the at-one-ment with Truth and Love. Christians do not continue to labor and pray, expecting because of another's goodness, suffering, and triumph, that they shall reach his harmony and reward.


Section 6


Matthew 10:42

    42 And whosoever shall give to
drink unto one of these little ones a
cup of cold water only in the name of
a disciple, verily I say unto you, he
shall in no wise lose his reward.
Matthew 25:35,37,40

    35 For I was an hungred, and ye
gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye
gave me drink: I was a stranger, and
ye took me in:

    37 Then shall the righteous answer
him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an
hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty,
and gave thee drink?

    40 And the King shall answer and
say unto them, Verily I say unto you,
Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one
of the least of these my brethren, ye
have done it unto me.

***
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.

***
Mark 9:41

    41 For whosoever shall give you a
cup of water to drink in my name,
because ye belong to Christ, verily I
say unto you, he shall not lose his
reward.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 436:11


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

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


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

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


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

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 - 234:4


    (Crumbs of comfort)
    Whatever inspires with wisdom, Truth, or Love - be it song, sermon, or Science - blesses the human family with crumbs of comfort from Christ's table, feeding the hungry and giving living waters to the thirsty.

Subheadings in this lesson

16 1 - Divine oneness
16 1 - Priestly pride humbled
16 1 - Divided vestments
16 1 - Recognition of benefits
16 1 - The panoply of wisdom
16 2 - Sectarianism and opposition
16 2 - The real pillory
16 2 - Selfishness and loss
16 2 - Persecution prolonged
16 3 - Man's genuine being
16 3 - Human reconciliation
16 3 - Narrow pathway
16 3 - Requisite change of our ideals
16 3 - Thoughts are things
16 4 - Commands of Jesus
16 4 - Studious disciples
16 4 - Jesus as mediator
16 4 - Justice and substitution
16 5 - Marvels and reformations
16 5 - Spiritual foreshadowings
16 5 - Jesus' sinless career
16 5 - Moral victory
16 6 - Counsel for defence
16 6 - Receptive hearts
16 6 - Efficacious repentance
16 6 - Choose ye today
16 6 - Crumbs of comfort


October 20,1907

Subject: 17

PROBATION AFTER DEATH.

ooo3



-- Golden Text --

Job 33:29,30

    29 Lo, all these things worketh God
oftentimes with man,

    30 To bring back his soul from the
pit, to be enlightened with the light
of the living.


Responsive Reading


Jeremiah 23:2-8,16-18,21-24

    2 Therefore thus saith the Lord God
of Israel against the pastors that
feed my people; Ye have scattered my
flock, and driven them away, and have
not visited them: behold, I will
visit upon you the evil of your
doings, saith the Lord.

    3 And I will gather the remnant of
my flock out of all countries whither
I have driven them, and will bring
them again to their folds; and they
shall be fruitful and increase.

    4 And I will set up shepherds over
them which shall feed them: and they
shall fear no more, nor be dismayed,
neither shall they be lacking, saith
the Lord.

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

    6 In his days Judah shall be saved,
and Israel shall dwell safely: and
this is his name whereby he shall be
called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.

    7 Therefore, behold, the days come,
saith the Lord, that they shall no
more say, The Lord liveth, which
brought up the children of Israel out
of the land of Egypt;

    8 But, The Lord liveth, which
brought up and which led the seed of
the house of Israel out of the north
country, and from all countries
whither I had driven them; and they
shall dwell in their own land.

    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?

    21 I have not sent these prophets,
yet they ran: I have not spoken to
them, yet they prophesied.

    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.

    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.


Section 1


Isaiah 25:1,6-9

    1 O Lord, thou art my God; I will
exalt thee, I will praise thy name;
for thou hast done wonderful things;
thy counsels of old are faithfulness
and truth.

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

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

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

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

***
Hosea 13:4,14

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

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 291:9,23-25(to .)


    (Sin is punished)
    Mortals need not fancy that belief in the experience of death will awaken them to glorified being.
    (Salvation and probation)
    As death findeth mortal man, so shall he be after death, until probation and growth shall effect the needed change.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 290:3-10,16-32

    (Death no advantage)
    If the Principle, rule, and demonstration of man's being are not in the least understood before what is termed death overtakes mortals, they will rise no higher spiritually in the scale of existence on account of that single experience, but will remain as material as before the transition, still seeking happiness through a material, instead of through a spiritual sense of life, and from selfish and inferior motives.
    (Future purification)
    If the change called death destroyed the belief in sin, sickness, and death, happiness would be won at the moment of dissolution, and be forever permanent; but this is not so. Perfection is gained only by perfection. They who are unrighteous shall be unrighteous still, until in divine Science Christ, Truth, removes all ignorance and sin.
    (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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 409:27


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


Section 2


Isaiah 47:4

    4 As for our redeemer, the Lord of
hosts is his name, the Holy One of
Israel.
Isaiah 59:20

    20 #And the Redeemer shall come to
Zion, and unto them that turn from
transgression in Jacob, saith the
Lord.
Isaiah 63:16

    16 Doubtless thou art our father,
though Abraham be ignorant of us, and
Israel acknowledge us not: thou, O
Lord, art our father, our redeemer;
thy name is from everlasting.

***
Psalm 34:22

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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 552:10-24


    (Causation not in matter) 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.
    (Emergence of mortals)
    Human experience in mortal life, which starts from an egg, corresponds with that of Job, when he says, "Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble." Mortals must emerge from this notion of material life as all-in-all. They must peck open their shells with Christian Science, and look outward and upward. But thought, loosened from a material basis but not yet instructed by Science, may become wild with freedom and so be self-contradictory.
    (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.

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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 19:6


    (Human reconciliation)
    Jesus aided in reconciling man to God by giving man a truer sense of Love, the divine Principle of Jesus' teachings, and this truer sense of Love redeems man from the law of matter, sin, and death by the law of Spirit, - the law of divine Love.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 202:3-14


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


Ezekiel 14:6,7,10,11

    6 #Therefore say unto the house of
Israel, Thus saith the Lord God;
Repent, and turn yourselves from your
idols; and turn away your faces from
all your abominations.

    7 For every one of the house of
Israel, or of the stranger that
sojourneth in Israel, which
separateth himself from me, and
setteth up his idols in his heart,
and putteth the stumblingblock of his
iniquity before his face, and cometh
to a prophet to inquire of him
concerning me; I the Lord will answer
him by myself:

    10 And they shall bear the
punishment of their iniquity: the
punishment of the prophet shall be
even as the punishment of him that
seeketh unto him;

    11 That the house of Israel may go
no more astray from me, neither be
polluted any more with all their
transgressions; but that they may be
my people, and I may be their God,
saith the Lord God.

***
Joel 2:12,13

    12 #Therefore also now, saith the
Lord, Turn ye even to me with all
your heart, and with fasting, and
with weeping, and with mourning:

    13 And rend your heart, and not
your garments, and turn unto the Lord
your God: for he is gracious and
merciful, slow to anger, and of great
kindness, and repenteth him of the
evil.
Joel 3:14-16

    14 Multitudes, multitudes in the
valley of decision: for the day of
the Lord is near in the valley of
decision.

    15 The sun and the moon shall be
darkened, and the stars shall
withdraw their shining.

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

***
Matthew 4:17

    17 #From that time Jesus began to
preach, and to say, Repent: for the
kingdom of heaven is at hand.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 35:30


    (Final purpose)
    The design of Love is to reform the sinner. If the sinner's punishment here has been insufficient to reform him, the good man's heaven would be a hell to the sinner. They, who know not purity and affection by experience, can never find bliss in the blessed company of Truth and Love simply through translation into another sphere. Divine Science reveals the necessity of sufficient suffering, either before or after death, to quench the love of sin. To remit the penalty due for sin, would be for Truth to pardon error. Escape from punishment is not in accordance with God's government, since justice is the handmaid of mercy.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 36:21

    (Righteous retribution)
    It is quite as impossible for sinners to receive their full punishment this side of the grave as for this world to bestow on the righteous their full reward. It is useless to suppose that the wicked can gloat over their offences to the last moment and then be suddenly pardoned and pushed into heaven, or that the hand of Love is satisfied with giving us only toil, sacrifice, cross-bearing, multiplied trials, and mockery of our motives in return for our efforts at well doing.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 327:9-13(to way.)


    (Image of the beast) Evil is sometimes a man's highest conception of right, until his grasp on good grows stronger. Then he loses pleasure in wickedness, and it becomes his torment. The way to escape the misery of sin is to cease sinning. There is no other way.


Section 4


Philipians 2:12,13

    12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye
have always obeyed, not as in my
presence only, but now much more in
my absence, work out your own
salvation with fear and trembling.

    13 For it is God which worketh in
you both to will and to do of his
good pleasure.

***
Revelation 3:14-21

    14 And unto the angel of the church
of the Laodiceans write; These things
saith the Amen, the faithful and true
witness, the beginning of the
creation of God;

    15 I know thy works, that thou art
neither cold nor hot: I would thou
wert cold or hot.

    16 So then because thou art
lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I
will spue thee out of my mouth.

    17 Because thou sayest, I am rich,
and increased with goods, and have
need of nothing; and knowest not that
thou art wretched, and miserable, and
poor, and blind, and naked:

    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.

    19 As many as I love, I rebuke and
chasten: be zealous therefore, and
repent.

    20 Behold, I stand at the door, and
knock: if any man hear my voice, and
open the door, I will come in to him,
and will sup with him, and he with
me.

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 291:12


    (Salvation and probation)
    Universal salvation rests on progression and probation, and is unattainable without them. Heaven is not a locality, but a divine state of Mind in which all the manifestations of Mind are harmonious and immortal, because sin is not there and man is found having no righteousness of his own, but in possession of "the mind of the Lord," as the Scripture says.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 5:14


    (Sorrow and reformation)
    Saints and sinners get their full award, but not always in this world. The followers of Christ drank his cup. Ingratitude and persecution filled it to the brim; but God pours the riches of His love into the understanding and affections, giving us strength according to our day. Sinners flourish "like a green bay tree;" but, looking farther, the Psalmist could see their end, - the destruction of sin through suffering.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 404:10


    (Appetites to be abandoned) Lust, malice, and all sorts of evil are diseased beliefs, and you can destroy them only by destroying the wicked motives which produce them. If the evil is over in the repentant mortal mind, while its effects still remain on the individual, you can remove this disorder as God's law is fulfilled and reformation cancels the crime. The healthy sinner is the hardened sinner.

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.


Section 5


Psalm 89:48

    48 What man is he that liveth, and
shall not see death? shall he deliver
his soul from the hand of the grave?

Psalm 88:11,12

    11 Shall thy lovingkindness be
declared in the grave? or thy
faithfulness in destruction?

    12 Shall thy wonders be known in
the dark? and thy righteousness in
the land of forgetfulness?
Psalm 23:1,4

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

    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.

***
Revelation 2:11

    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.
Revelation 20:6

    6 Blessed and holy is he that hath
part in the first resurrection: on
such the second death hath no power,
but they shall be priests of God and
of Christ, and shall reign with him a
thousand years.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 77:6-18


    (Second death)
    Error brings its own self-destruction both here and hereafter, for mortal mind creates its own physical conditions. Death will occur on the next plane of existence as on this, until the spiritual understanding of Life is reached. Then, and not until then, will it be demonstrated that "the second death hath no power."
    (A dream vanishing)
    The period required for this dream of material life, embracing its so-called pleasures and pains, to vanish from consciousness, "knoweth no man . . . neither the Son, but the Father." This period will be of longer or shorter duration according to the tenacity of error.

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

    (Immaterial pleasure)
    The sinless joy, - the perfect harmony and immortality of Life, possessing unlimited divine beauty and goodness without a single bodily pleasure or pain, - constitutes the only veritable, indestructible man, whose being is spiritual. This state of existence is scientific and intact, - a perfection discernible only by those who have the final understanding of Christ in divine Science. Death can never hasten this state of existence, for death must be overcome, not submitted to, before immortality appears.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 296:6


    (Scientific purgation)
    Either here or hereafter, suffering or Science must destroy all illusions regarding life and mind, and regenerate material sense and self. The old man with his deeds must be put off. Nothing sensual or sinful is immortal. The death of a false material sense and of sin, not the death of organic matter, is what reveals man and Life, harmonious, real, and eternal.


Section 6


John 20:17

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

***
Luke 24:50,51

    50 #And he led them out as far as
to Bethany, and he lifted up his
hands, and blessed them.

    51 And it came to pass, while he
blessed them, he was parted from
them, and carried up into heaven.

***
Hebrews 4:14,15

    14 Seeing then that we have a great
high priest, that is passed into the
heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us
hold fast our profession.

    15 For we have not an high priest
which cannot be touched with the
feeling of our infirmities; but was
in all points tempted like as we are,
yet without sin.
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;

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 509:4


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

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 46:20


    (Spiritual ascension)
    Jesus' unchanged physical condition after what seemed to be death was followed by his exaltation above all material conditions; and this exaltation explained his ascension, and revealed unmistakably a probationary and progressive state beyond the grave. Jesus was "the way;" that is, he marked the way for all men. In his final demonstration, called the ascension, which closed the earthly record of Jesus, he rose above the physical knowledge of his disciples, and the material senses saw him no more.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 292:31


    (Immortal man)
    In his resurrection and ascension, Jesus showed that a mortal man is not the real essence of manhood, and that this unreal material mortality disappears in presence of the reality.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 313:30-7

    (Jesus the Scientist)
    To show that the substance of himself was Spirit and the body no more perfect because of death and no less material until the ascension (his further spiritual exaltation), Jesus waited until the mortal or fleshly sense had relinquished the belief of substance-matter, and spiritual sense had quenched all earthly yearnings. Thus he found the eternal Ego, and proved that he and the Father were inseparable as God and His reflection or spiritual man.

Subheadings in this lesson

17 1 - Sin is punished
17 1 - Salvation and probation
17 1 - Death no advantage
17 1 - Future purification
17 1 - Sin is punished
17 1 - Death no benefactor
17 2 - Causation not in matter
17 2 - Emergence of mortals
17 2 - Persistence of species
17 2 - Disease mental
17 2 - Human reconciliation
17 2 - The uses of truth
17 2 - Divine study
17 3 - Final purpose
17 3 - Righteous retribution
17 3 - Image of the beast
17 4 - Salvation and probation
17 4 - Sorrow and reformation
17 4 - Appetites to be abandoned
17 4 - No material creation
17 5 - Second death
17 5 - A dream vanishing
17 5 - Immaterial pleasure
17 5 - Scientific purgation
17 6 - Rising to the light
17 6 - Spiritual ascension
17 6 - Immortal man
17 6 - Jesus the Scientist


October 27,1907

Subject: 18

EVERLASTING PUNISHMENT.

oo3o



-- Golden Text --

Jeremiah 17:10

    10 I the Lord search the heart, I
try the reins, even to give every man
according to his ways, and according
to the fruit of his doings.


Responsive Reading


Matthew 3:1-3,5-12

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

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

    3 For this is he that was spoken of
by the prophet Esaias, saying, The
voice of one crying in the
wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the
Lord, make his paths straight.

    5 Then went out to him Jerusalem,
and all Judaea, and all the region
round about Jordan,

    6 And were baptized of him in
Jordan, confessing their sins.

    7 #But when he saw many of the
Pharisees and Sadducees come to his
baptism, he said unto them, O
generation of vipers, who hath warned
you to flee from the wrath to come?

    8 Bring forth therefore fruits meet
for repentance:

    9 And think not to say within
yourselves, We have Abraham to our
father: for I say unto you, that God
is able of these stones to raise up
children unto Abraham.

    10 And now also the axe is laid
unto the root of the trees: therefore
every tree which bringeth not forth
good fruit is hewn down, and cast
into the fire.

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

    12 Whose fan is in his hand, and he
will throughly purge his floor, and
gather his wheat into the garner; but
he will burn up the chaff with
unquenchable fire.


Section 1


Luke 15:11-14,16-19

    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.

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

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

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

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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 537:13-15


    (Justice and recompense)
    "Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap." Error excludes itself from harmony. Sin is its own punishment.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 536:10-11,16-23

    (The fall of error)
    The way of error is awful to contemplate. The illusion of sin is without hope or God.
    Created by flesh instead of by Spirit, starting from matter instead of from God, mortal man would be governed by himself. The blind leading the blind, both would fall.
    Passions and appetites must end in pain. They are "of few days, and full of trouble." Their supposed joys are cheats. Their narrow limits belittle their gratifications, and hedge about their achievements with thorns.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 304:3-5,30-2


    (Man inseparable from Love)
    It is ignorance and false belief, based on a material sense of things, which hide spiritual beauty and goodness.
    (Harmony natural)
    So man, not understanding the Science of being, - thrusting aside his divine Principle as incomprehensible, - is abandoned to conjectures, left in the hands of ignorance, placed at the disposal of illusions, subjected to material sense which is discord.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 405:2


    (Sin or fear the root of sickness) Hatred inflames the brutal propensities. The indulgence of evil motives and aims makes any man, who is above the lowest type of manhood, a hopeless sufferer.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 328:4


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


Section 2


Jonah 1:1-4,8-10

    1 Now the word of the Lord came
unto Jonah the son of Amittai,
saying,

    2 Arise, go to Nineveh, that great
city, and cry against it; for their
wickedness is come up before me.

    3 But Jonah rose up to flee unto
Tarshish from the presence of the
Lord, and went down to Joppa; and he
found a ship going to Tarshish: so he
paid the fare thereof, and went down
into it, to go with them unto
Tarshish from the presence of the
Lord.

    4 #But the Lord sent out a great
wind into the sea, and there was a
mighty tempest in the sea, so that
the ship was like to be broken.

    8 Then said they unto him, Tell us,
we pray thee, for whose cause this
evil is upon us; What is thine
occupation? and whence comest thou?
what is thy country? and of what
people art thou?

    9 And he said unto them, I am an
Hebrew; and I fear the Lord, the God
of heaven, which hath made the sea
and the dry land.

    10 Then were the men exceedingly
afraid, and said unto him, Why hast
thou done this? For the men knew that
he fled from the presence of the
Lord, because he had told them.
Jonah 2:1,2,4,7

    1 Then Jonah prayed unto the Lord
his God out of the fish's belly,

    2 And said, I cried by reason of
mine affliction unto the Lord, and he
heard me; out of the belly of hell
cried I, and thou heardest my voice.

    4 Then I said, I am cast out of thy
sight; yet I will look again toward
thy holy temple.

    7 When my soul fainted within me I
remembered the Lord: and my prayer
came in unto thee, into thine holy
temple.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 542:21


    (Retribution and remorse)
    Sin will receive its full penalty, both for what it is and for what it does. Justice marks the sinner, and teaches mortals not to remove the waymarks of God. To envy's own hell, justice consigns the lie which, to advance itself, breaks God's commandments.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 543:8-15

    (Dwelling in dreamland)
    In divine Science, the material man is shut out from the presence of God. The five corporeal senses cannot take cognizance of Spirit. They cannot come into His presence, and must dwell in dream-land, until mortals arrive at the understanding that material life, with all its sin, sickness, and death, is an illusion, against which divine Science is engaged in a warfare of extermination.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 265:28


    (Blessings from pain)
    The pains of sense quickly inform us that the pleasures of sense are mortal and that joy is spiritual.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 322:17-22,26-31


    (Saving the inebriate)
    The drunkard thinks he enjoys drunkenness, and you cannot make the inebriate leave his besottedness, until his physical sense of pleasure yields to a higher sense. Then he turns from his cups, as the startled dreamer who wakens from an incubus incurred through the pains of distorted sense.
    (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?"


Section 3


II Samuel 16:5,7-10,12

    5 #And when king David came to
Bahurim, behold, thence came out a
man of the family of the house of
Saul, whose name was Shimei, the son
of Gera: he came forth, and cursed
still as he came.

    7 And thus said Shimei when he
cursed, Come out, come out, thou
bloody man, and thou man of Belial:

    8 The Lord hath returned upon thee
all the blood of the house of Saul, in
whose stead thou hast reigned; and
the Lord hath delivered the kingdom
into the hand of Absalom thy son:
and, behold, thou art taken in thy
mischief, because thou art a bloody
man.

    9 #Then said Abishai the son of
Zeruiah unto the king, Why should
this dead dog curse my lord the king?
let me go over, I pray thee, and take
off his head.

    10 And the king said, What have I
to do with you, ye sons of Zeruiah?
so let him curse, because the Lord
hath said unto him, Curse David. Who
shall then say, Wherefore hast thou
done so?

    12 It may be that the Lord will
look on mine affliction, and that the
Lord will requite me good for his
cursing this day.

***
Proverbs 13:18,24

    18 Poverty and shame shall be to
him that refuseth instruction: but he
that regardeth reproof shall be
honoured.

    24 He that spareth his rod hateth
his son: but he that loveth him
chasteneth him betimes.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 327:13(begin Sin)


    (Image of the beast) 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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 540:5


    (Cleansing upheaval)
    In Isaiah we read: "I make peace, and create evil. I the Lord do all these things;" but the prophet referred to divine law as stirring up the belief in evil to its utmost, when bringing it to the surface and reducing it to its common denominator, nothingness. 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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 404:3-9(to .),19


    (Appetites to be abandoned)
    If a man is an inebriate, a slave to tobacco, or the special servant of any one of the myriad forms of sin, meet and destroy these errors with the truth of being, - by exhibiting to the wrong-doer the suffering which his submission to such habits brings, and by convincing him that there is no real pleasure in false appetites.
    (Temperance reform)
    This conviction, that there is no real pleasure in sin, is one of the most important points in the theology of Christian Science. Arouse the sinner to this new and true view of sin, show him that sin confers no pleasure, and this knowledge strengthens his moral courage and increases his ability to master evil and to love good.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 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.


Section 4


II Chronicles 15:2(begin The)

***
The Lord is with you, while ye be
with him; and if ye seek him, he will
be found of you; but if ye forsake
him, he will forsake you.

***
Proverbs 11:19,27

    19 As righteousness tendeth to
life: so he that pursueth evil
pursueth it to his own death.

    27 He that diligently seeketh good
procureth favour: but he that seeketh
mischief, it shall come unto him.

***
Luke 3:15-17

    15 And as the people were in
expectation, and all men mused in
their hearts of John, whether he were
the Christ, or not;

    16 John answered, saying unto them
all, I indeed baptize you with water;
but one mightier than I cometh, the
latchet of whose shoes I am not
worthy to unloose: he shall baptize
you with the Holy Ghost and with
fire:

    17 Whose fan is in his hand, and he
will throughly purge his floor, and
will gather the wheat into his
garner; but the chaff he will burn
with fire unquenchable.

***
John 3:36

    36 He that believeth on the Son
hath everlasting life: and he that
believeth not the Son shall not see
life; but the wrath of God abideth on
him.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 36:4-7


    (Final purpose)
    Divine Science reveals the necessity of sufficient suffering, either before or after death, to quench the love of sin. To remit the penalty due for sin, would be for Truth to pardon error.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 346:13-16


    (Nothingness of error)
    It is self-evident that we are harmonious only as we cease to manifest evil or the belief that we suffer from the sins of others. Disbelief in error destroys error, and leads to the discernment of Truth.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 403:16-23


    (Error's power imaginary)
    Mortal mind is constantly producing on mortal body the results of false opinions; and it will continue to do so, until mortal error is deprived of its imaginary powers by Truth, which sweeps away the gossamer web of mortal illusion. The most Christian state is one of rectitude and spiritual understanding, and this is best adapted for healing the sick.

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


    (Diabolism destroyed) We cannot escape the penalty due for sin. The Scriptures say, that if we deny Christ, "he also will deny us."
    (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.


Section 5


Jeremiah 29:10,13,14

    10 #For thus saith the Lord, That
after seventy years be accomplished
at Babylon I will visit you, and
perform my good word toward you, in
causing you to return to this place.

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

    14 And I will be found of you,
saith the Lord: and I will turn away
your captivity, and I will gather you
from all the nations, and from all
the places whither I have driven you,
saith the Lord; and I will bring you
again into the place whence I caused
you to be carried away captive.

***
Job 22:21-23,26

    21 Acquaint now thyself with him,
and be at peace: thereby good shall
come unto thee.

    22 Receive, I pray thee, the law
from his mouth, and lay up his words
in thine heart.

    23 If thou return to the Almighty,
thou shalt be built up, thou shalt put
away iniquity far from thy
tabernacles.

    26 For then shalt thou have thy
delight in the Almighty, and shalt
lift up thy face unto God.

***
John 1:12

    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:

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 406:11-16


    (Sickness will abate)
    The Science of being unveils the errors of sense, and spiritual perception, aided by Science, reaches Truth. Then error disappears. Sin and sickness will abate and seem less real as we approach the scientific period, in which mortal sense is subdued and all that is unlike the true likeness disappears.

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


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

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

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 329:26-2

    (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.
    (The hopeful outlook)
    Human resistance to divine Science weakens in proportion as mortals give up error for Truth and the understanding of being supersedes mere belief.


Section 6


Proverbs 16:22(to :)

    22 Understanding is a wellspring of
life unto him that hath it:

***
Psalm 91:9-11,13

    9 Because thou hast made the Lord,
which is my refuge, even the most
High, thy habitation;

    10 There shall no evil befall thee,
neither shall any plague come nigh
thy dwelling.

    11 For he shall give his angels
charge over thee, to keep thee in all
thy ways.

    13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion
and adder: the young lion and the
dragon shalt thou trample under feet.

***
Revelation 21:3,4,7

    3 And I heard a great voice out of
heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle
of God is with men, and he will dwell
with them, and they shall be his
people, and God himself shall be with
them, and be their God.

    4 And God shall wipe away all tears
from their eyes; and there shall be
no more death, neither sorrow, nor
crying, neither shall there be any
more pain: for the former things are
passed away.

    7 He that overcometh shall inherit
all things; and I will be his God, and
he shall be my son.

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


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 276:12-24


    (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.
    (Perfection requisite)
    If God is admitted to be the only Mind and Life, there ceases to be any opportunity for sin and death. When we learn in Science how to be perfect even as our Father in heaven is perfect, thought is turned into new and healthy channels, - towards the contemplation of things immortal and away from materiality to the Principle of the universe, including harmonious man.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 406:20(begin We can)-25


    (Resist to the end) We can, and ultimately shall, so rise as to avail ourselves in every direction of the supremacy of Truth over error, Life over death, and good over evil, and this growth will go on until we arrive at the fulness of God's idea, and no more fear that we shall be sick and die.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 251:24


    (Mortal mind's disappearance)
    This process of higher spiritual understanding improves mankind until error disappears, and nothing is left which deserves to perish or to be punished.

Subheadings in this lesson

18 1 - Justice and recompense
18 1 - The fall of error
18 1 - Man inseparable from Love
18 1 - Harmony natural
18 1 - Sin or fear the root of sickness
18 1 - Final destruction of error
18 2 - Retribution and remorse
18 2 - Dwelling in dreamland
18 2 - Blessings from pain
18 2 - Saving the inebriate
18 2 - Uses of suffering
18 3 - Image of the beast
18 3 - Cleansing upheaval
18 3 - Appetites to be abandoned
18 3 - Temperance reform
18 3 - A bright outlook
18 4 - Final purpose
18 4 - Nothingness of error
18 4 - Error's power imaginary
18 4 - Diabolism destroyed
18 4 - Pardon and amendment
18 5 - Sickness will abate
18 5 - Need and supply
18 5 - Narrow pathway
18 5 - Error destroyed, not pardoned
18 5 - The hopeful outlook
18 6 - Spiritualized consciousness
18 6 - Universal brotherhood
18 6 - Perfection requisite
18 6 - Resist to the end
18 6 - Mortal mind's disappearance


November 3,1907

Subject: 19

ADAM AND FALLEN MAN.

o3oo



-- Golden Text --

Genesis 3:9,11

    9 And the Lord God called unto
Adam, and said unto him, Where art
thou?

    11 And he said, Who told thee that
thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of
the tree, whereof I commanded thee
that thou shouldest not eat?


Responsive Reading


Genesis 3:13-24

    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.

    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;

    19 In the sweat of thy face shalt
thou eat bread, till thou return unto
the ground; for out of it wast thou
taken: for dust thou art, and unto
dust shalt thou return.

    20 And Adam called his wife's name
Eve; because she was the mother of all
living.

    21 Unto Adam also and to his wife
did the Lord God make coats of skins,
and clothed them.

    22 #And the Lord God said, Behold,
the man is become as one of us, to
know good and evil: and now, lest he
put forth his hand, and take also of
the tree of life, and eat, and live
for ever:

    23 Therefore the Lord God sent him
forth from the garden of Eden, to till
the ground from whence he was taken.

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


Section 1


Genesis 1:26

    26 #And God said, Let us make man
in our image, after our likeness: and
let them have dominion over the fish
of the sea, and over the fowl of the
air, and over the cattle, and over
all the earth, and over every
creeping thing that creepeth upon the
earth.
Genesis 2:2,6-8,16,17

    2 And on the seventh day God ended
his work which he had made; and he
rested on the seventh day from all
his work which he had made.

    6 But there went up a mist from the
earth, and watered the whole face of
the ground.

    7 And the Lord God formed man of
the dust of the ground, and breathed
into his nostrils the breath of life;
and man became a living soul.

    8 #And the Lord God planted a
garden eastward in Eden; and there he
put the man whom he had formed.

    16 And the Lord God commanded the
man, saying, Of every tree of the
garden thou mayest freely eat:

    17 But of the tree of the knowledge
of good and evil, thou shalt not eat
of it: for in the day that thou
eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

Genesis 3:4-6

    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.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 200:16


    (A mortal not man)
    The great truth in the Science of being, that the real man was, is, and ever shall be perfect, is incontrovertible; for if man is the image, reflection, of God, he is neither inverted nor subverted, but upright and Godlike.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 525:4


    (Creation reversed)
    Man reflects God; mankind represents the Adamic race, and is a human, not a divine, creation.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 345:21


    (Contradictions not found)
    Anybody, who is able to perceive the incongruity between God's idea and poor humanity, ought to be able to discern the distinction (made by Christian Science) between God's man, made in His image, and the sinning race of Adam.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 523:7


    (Mist, or false claim)
    The creations of matter arise from a mist or false claim, or from mystification, and not from the firmament, or understanding, which God erects between the true and false. In error everything comes from beneath, not from above. All is material myth, instead of the reflection of Spirit.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 532:10,31

    (Progeny cursed) Adam and his progeny were cursed, not blessed; and this indicates that the divine Spirit, or Father, condemns material man and remands him to dust.
    (Fear comes of error)
    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.

590:20-4 Chapter 17: Glossary
(LORD GOD)

    LORD GOD. Jehovah.
    This double term is not used in the first chapter of Genesis, the record of spiritual creation. It is introduced in the second and following chapters, when the spiritual sense of God and of infinity is disappearing from the recorder's thought, - when the true scientific statements of the Scriptures become clouded through a physical sense of God as finite and corporeal. From this follow idolatry and mythology, - belief in many gods, or material intelligences, as the opposite of the one Spirit, or intelligence, named Elohim, or God.


Section 2


Genesis 4:1,2,8-11

    1 And Adam knew Eve his wife; and
she conceived, and bare Cain, and
said, I have gotten a man from the
Lord.

    2 And she again bare his brother
Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep,
but Cain was a tiller of the ground.

    8 And Cain talked with Abel his
brother: and it came to pass, when
they were in the field, that Cain
rose up against Abel his brother, and
slew him.

    9 #And the Lord said unto Cain,
Where is Abel thy brother? And he
said, I know not: Am I my brother's
keeper?

    10 And he said, What hast thou
done? the voice of thy brother's
blood crieth unto me from the ground.


    11 And now art thou cursed from the
earth, which hath opened her mouth to
receive thy brother's blood from thy
hand;

***
Hebrews 11:4

    4 By faith Abel offered unto God a
more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by
which he obtained witness that he was
righteous, God testifying of his
gifts: and by it he being dead yet
speaketh.

***
Matthew 23:34,35

    34 #Wherefore, behold, I send unto
you prophets, and wise men, and
scribes: and some of them ye shall
kill and crucify; and some of them
shall ye scourge in your synagogues,
and persecute them from city to city:


    35 That upon you may come all the
righteous blood shed upon the earth,
from the blood of righteous Abel unto
the blood of Zacharias son of
Barachias, whom ye slew between the
temple and the altar.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 540:28-30


    (Spiritual and material)
    Cain is the type of mortal and material man, conceived in sin and "shapen in iniquity;" he is not the type of Truth and Love.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 541:16

    The erroneous belief that life, substance, and intelligence can be material ruptures the life and brotherhood of man at the very outset.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 89:27


    (Divine origination)
    Cain very naturally concluded that if life was in the body, and man gave it, man had the right to take it away. This incident shows that the belief of life in matter was "a murderer from the beginning."

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 542:1


    (Murder brings its curse)
    The belief of life in matter sins at every step. It incurs divine displeasure, and it would kill Jesus that it might be rid of troublesome Truth. Material beliefs would slay the spiritual idea whenever and wherever it appears. Though error hides behind a lie and excuses guilt, error cannot forever be concealed. Truth, through her eternal laws, unveils error. Truth causes sin to betray itself, and sets upon error the mark of the beast. Even the disposition to excuse guilt or to conceal it is punished. The avoidance of justice and the denial of truth tend to perpetuate sin, invoke crime, jeopardize self-control, and mock divine mercy.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 520:28

    (Growth is from Mind)
    Because Mind makes all, there is nothing left to be made by a lower power. Spirit acts through the Science of Mind, never causing man to till the ground, but making him superior to the soil. Knowledge of this lifts man above the sod, above earth and its environments, to conscious spiritual harmony and eternal being.


Section 3


Genesis 5:3,5

    3 #And Adam lived an hundred and
thirty years, and begat a son in his
own likeness, after his image; and
called his name Seth:

    5 And all the days that Adam lived
were nine hundred and thirty years:
and he died.
Genesis 6:5,7

    5 #And God saw that the wickedness
of man was great in the earth, and
that every imagination of the
thoughts of his heart was only evil
continually.

    7 And the Lord said, I will destroy
man whom I have created from the face
of the earth; both man, and beast,
and the creeping thing, and the fowls
of the air; for it repenteth me that
I have made them.
Genesis 7:1,4,23

    1 And the Lord said unto Noah,
Come thou and all thy house into the
ark; for thee have I seen righteous
before me in this generation.

    4 For yet seven days, and I will
cause it to rain upon the earth forty
days and forty nights; and every
living substance that I have made
will I destroy from off the face of
the earth.

    23 And every living substance was
destroyed which was upon the face of
the ground, both man, and cattle, and
the creeping things, and the fowl of
the heaven; and they were destroyed
from the earth: and Noah only
remained alive, and they that were
with him in the ark.

***
Ezekiel 14:13,14

    13 Son of man, when the land
sinneth against me by trespassing
grievously, then will I stretch out
mine hand upon it, and will break the
staff of the bread thereof, and will
send famine upon it, and will cut off
man and beast from it:

    14 Though these three men, Noah,
Daniel, and Job, were in it, they
should deliver but their own souls by
their righteousness, saith the Lord
God.

***
Revelation 12:15,16

    15 And the serpent cast out of his
mouth water as a flood after the
woman, that he might cause her to be
carried away of the flood.

    16 And the earth helped the woman,
and the earth opened her mouth, and
swallowed up the flood which the
dragon cast out of his mouth.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 203:27-2


    (Suicide and sin)
    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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 475:31-1

(14) Question: What is man?
ADAM = That which is not the image and likeness of good, but a material belief, opposed to the one Mind, or Spirit.
Topic: Unreality


    (Man unfallen)
    A mortal sinner is not God's man.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 476:13

(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 are not fallen children of God. They never had a perfect state of being, which may subsequently be regained. They were, from the beginning of mortal history, "conceived in sin and brought forth in iniquity." Mortality is finally swallowed up in immortality. Sin, sickness, and death must disappear to give place to the facts which belong to immortal man.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 570:18


    (Receptive hearts)
    What if the old dragon should send forth a new flood to drown the Christ-idea? He can neither drown your voice with its roar, nor again sink the world into the deep waters of chaos and old night. In this age the earth will help the woman; the spiritual idea will be understood. Those ready for the blessing you impart will give thanks. The waters will be pacified, and Christ will command the wave.


Section 4


Deuteronomy 32:8-10

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


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

    10 He found him in a desert land,
and in the waste howling wilderness;
he led him about, he instructed him,
he kept him as the apple of his eye.

***
Jeremiah 2:1,2,7,19,20,31,32

    1 Moreover the word of the Lord
came to me, saying,

    2 Go and cry in the ears of
Jerusalem, saying, Thus saith the
Lord; I remember thee, the kindness
of thy youth, the love of thine
espousals, when thou wentest after me
in the wilderness, in a land that was
not sown.

    7 And I brought you into a
plentiful country, to eat the fruit
thereof and the goodness thereof; but
when ye entered, ye defiled my land,
and made mine heritage an
abomination.

    19 Thine own wickedness shall
correct thee, and thy backslidings
shall reprove thee: know therefore
and see that it is an evil thing and
bitter, that thou hast forsaken the
Lord thy God, and that my fear is not
in thee, saith the Lord God of hosts.


    20 #For of old time I have broken
thy yoke, and burst thy bands; and
thou saidst, I will not transgress;
when upon every high hill and under
every green tree thou wanderest,
playing the harlot.

    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?

    32 Can a maid forget her ornaments,
or a bride her attire? yet my people
have forgotten me days without
number.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 133:8-15,29


    (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. To-day the cry of bygone ages is repeated, "Crucify him!" At every advancing step, truth is still opposed with sword and spear.

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

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 307:31


    (The great question)
    Above error's awful din, blackness, and chaos, the voice of Truth still calls: "Adam, where art thou? Consciousness, where art thou? Art thou dwelling in the belief that mind is in matter, and that evil is mind, or art thou in the living faith that there is and can be but one God, and keeping His commandment?" Until the lesson is learned that God is the only Mind governing man, mortal belief will be afraid as it was in the beginning, and will hide from the demand, "Where art thou?" This awful demand, "Adam, where art thou?" is met by the admission from the head, heart, stomach, blood, nerves, etc.: "Lo, here I am, looking for happiness and life in the body, but finding only an illusion, a blending of false claims, false pleasure, pain, sin, sickness, and death."

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 226:25


    (House of bondage)
    The lame, the deaf, the dumb, the blind, the sick, the sensual, the sinner, I wished to save from the slavery of their own beliefs and from the educational systems of the Pharaohs, who to-day, as of yore, hold the children of Israel in bondage. I saw before me the awful conflict, the Red Sea and the wilderness; ;but I pressed on through faith in God, trusting Truth, the strong deliverer, to guide me into the land of Christian Science, where fetters fall and the rights of man are fully known and acknowledged.


Section 5


Isaiah 42:1,6,7

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

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

    7 To open the blind eyes, to bring
out the prisoners from the prison, and
them that sit in darkness out of the
prison house.

***
Matthew 16:13-17

    13 #When Jesus came into the coasts
of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his
disciples, saying, Whom do men say
that I the Son of man am?

    14 And they said, Some say that
thou art John the Baptist: some,
Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one
of the prophets.

    15 He saith unto them, But whom say
ye that I am?

    16 And Simon Peter answered and
said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of
the living God.

    17 And Jesus answered and said unto
him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona:
for flesh and blood hath not revealed
it unto thee, but my Father which is
in heaven.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 338:27

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


    (-29- Adam not ideal man) Jehovah declared the ground was accursed; and from this ground, or matter, sprang Adam, notwithstanding God had blessed the earth "for man's sake." From this it follows that Adam was not the ideal man for whom the earth was blessed. The ideal man was revealed in due time, and was known as Christ Jesus.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 534:12(begin The Son)


    (Spirit and flesh) The Son of the Virgin-mother unfolded the remedy for Adam, or error; and the Apostle Paul explains this warfare between the idea of divine power, which Jesus presented, and mythological material intelligence called energy and opposed to Spirit.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 473:12

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


    (Christ the ideal Truth)
    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.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 259:6


    (God's man discerned)
    In divine Science, man is the true image of God. The divine nature was best expressed in Christ Jesus, who threw upon mortals the truer reflection of God and lifted their lives higher than their poor thought-models would allow, - thoughts which presented man as fallen, sick, sinning, and dying. The Christlike understanding of scientific being and divine healing includes a perfect Principle and idea, - perfect God and perfect man, - as the basis of thought and demonstration.


Section 6


Romans 5:17

    17 For if by one man's offence
death reigned by one; much more they
which receive abundance of grace and
of the gift of righteousness shall
reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)

***
I Corinthians 15:22,23,25,26

    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.

    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 - 545:31-3


    (Mortality mythical)
    "As in Adam [error] all die, even so in Christ [Truth] shall all be made alive." The mortality of man is a myth, for man is immortal. The false belief that spirit is now submerged in matter, at some future time to be emancipated from it, - this belief alone is mortal.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 267:8


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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 210:5


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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 244:7

    (Deformity and perfection)
    If we were to derive all our conceptions of man from what is seen between the cradle and the grave, happiness and goodness would have no abiding-place in man, and the worms would rob him of the flesh; but Paul writes: "The law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death."

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 428:22


    (The present immortality)
    The great spiritual fact must be brought out that man is, not shall be, perfect and immortal. We must hold forever the consciousness of existence, and sooner or later, through Christ and Christian Science, we must master sin and death. The evidence of man's immortality will become more apparent, as material beliefs are given up and the immortal facts of being are admitted.



Subheadings in this lesson

19 1 - A mortal not man
19 1 - Creation reversed
19 1 - Contradictions not found
19 1 - Mist, or false claim
19 1 - Progeny cursed
19 1 - Fear comes of error
19 2 - Spiritual and material
19 2 - Divine origination
19 2 - Murder brings its curse
19 2 - Growth is from Mind
19 3 - Suicide and sin
19 3 - Man unfallen
19 3 - Mortals are not immortals
19 3 - Receptive hearts
19 4 - Faith according to works
19 4 - Priestly learning
19 4 - Fear and sickness identical
19 4 - The great question
19 4 - House of bondage
19 5 - -29- Adam not ideal man
19 5 - Spirit and flesh
19 5 - Christ the ideal Truth
19 5 - God's man discerned
19 6 - Mortality mythical
19 6 - The infinitude of God
19 6 - Jesus' disregard of matter
19 6 - Deformity and perfection
19 6 - The present immortality


November 10,1907

Subject: 20

MORTALS AND IMMORTALS.

3ooo



-- Golden Text --

II Corinthians 5:6

    6 Therefore we are always
confident, knowing that, whilst we
are at home in the body, we are
absent from the Lord:


Responsive Reading


I Corinthians 3:1,3-7

    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?

    5 Who then is Paul, and who is
Apollos, but ministers by whom ye
believed, even as the Lord gave to
every man?

    6 I have planted, Apollos watered;
but God gave the increase.

    7 So then neither is he that
planteth any thing, neither he that
watereth; but God that giveth the
increase.

***
II Corinthians 6:14-18

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

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

    16 And what agreement hath the
temple of God with idols? for ye are
the temple of the living God; as God
hath said, I will dwell in them, and
walk in them; and I will be their
God, and they shall be my people.

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

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


Section 1


Matthew 3:1,7

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

    7 #But when he saw many of the
Pharisees and Sadducees come to his
baptism, he said unto them, O
generation of vipers, who hath warned
you to flee from the wrath to come?
Matthew 16:6

    6 #Then Jesus said unto them, Take
heed and beware of the leaven of the
Pharisees and of the Sadducees.
Matthew 23:13,23

    13 #But woe unto you, scribes and
Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up
the kingdom of heaven against men:
for ye neither go in yourselves,
neither suffer ye them that are
entering to go in.

    23 Woe unto you, scribes and
Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay
tithe of mint and anise and cummin,
and have omitted the weightier
matters of the law, judgment, mercy,
and faith: these ought ye to have
done, and not to leave the other
undone.
Matthew 13:33

    33 #Another parable spake he unto
them; The kingdom of heaven is like
unto leaven, which a woman took, and
hid in three measures of meal, till
the whole was leavened.

***
I Corinthians 5:7,8

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

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

592:27 Chapter 17: Glossary
(PHARISEE)

    PHARISEE. Corporeal and sensuous belief; self-righteousness; vanity; hypocrisy.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 116:22


    (Divine personality)
    Mortals are corporeal, but God is incorporeal.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 402:8-12


    (Indestructible life of man)
    The time approaches when mortal mind will forsake its corporeal, structural, and material basis, when immortal Mind and its formations will be apprehended in Science, and material beliefs will not interfere with spiritual facts.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 215:22


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

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 85:23-30


    (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. His thrusts at materialism were sharp, but needed. He never spared hypocrisy the sternest condemnation. He said: "These ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone."

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 2


Matthew 3:9

    9 And think not to say within
yourselves, We have Abraham to our
father: for I say unto you, that God
is able of these stones to raise up
children unto Abraham.
Matthew 23:29-33

    29 Woe unto you, scribes and
Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye
build the tombs of the prophets, and
garnish the sepulchres of the
righteous,

    30 And say, If we had been in the
days of our fathers, we would not
have been partakers with them in the
blood of the prophets.

    31 Wherefore ye be witnesses unto
yourselves, that ye are the children
of them which killed the prophets.

    32 Fill ye up then the measure of
your fathers.

    33 Ye serpents, ye generation of
vipers, how can ye escape the
damnation of hell?

***
John 8:39,44,47

    39 They answered and said unto him,
Abraham is our father. Jesus saith
unto them, If ye were Abraham's
children, ye would do the works of
Abraham.

    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.

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

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 476:1,9-14,21

(14) Question: What is man?
ADAM = That which is not the image and likeness of good, but a material belief, opposed to the one Mind, or Spirit.
Topic: Unreality


    (Man unfallen) God's man. Mortals are the counterfeits of immortals. They are the children of the wicked one, or the one evil, which declares that man begins in dust or as a material embryo. In divine Science, God and the real man are inseparable as divine Principle and idea.
    (Mortals are not immortals)
    God is the Principle of man, and man is the idea of God. Hence man is not mortal nor material. Mortals will disappear, and immortals, or the children of God, will appear as the only and eternal verities of man. Mortals are not fallen children of God.
    (Imperishable identity)
    Learn this, O mortal, and earnestly seek the spiritual status of man, which is outside of all material selfhood. Remember that the Scriptures say of mortal man: "As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth. For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more."

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 337:22

  (- MORTAL MIND - Death)


    (-27- True idea of man)
    The visible universe and material man are the poor counterfeits of the invisible universe and spiritual man. Eternal things (verities) are God's thoughts as they exist in the spiritual realm of the real. Temporal things are the thoughts of mortals and are the unreal, being the opposite of the real or the spiritual and eternal.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 409:20


    (So-called superiority)
    The real man is spiritual and immortal, but the mortal and imperfect so-called "children of men" are counterfeits from the beginning, to be laid aside for the pure reality. This mortal is put off, and the new man or real man is put on, in proportion as mortals realize the Science of man and seek the true model.


Section 3


Matthew 3:10

    10 And now also the axe is laid
unto the root of the trees: therefore
every tree which bringeth not forth
good fruit is hewn down, and cast
into the fire.

***
Deuteronomy 12:1-3

    1 These are the statutes and
judgments, which ye shall observe to
do in the land, which the Lord God of
thy fathers giveth thee to possess
it, all the days that ye live upon
the earth.

    2 Ye shall utterly destroy all the
places, wherein the nations which ye
shall possess served their gods, upon
the high mountains, and upon the
hills, and under every green tree:

    3 And ye shall overthrow their
altars, and break their pillars, and
burn their groves with fire; and ye
shall hew down the graven images of
their gods, and destroy the names of
them out of that place.

***
Malachi 3:16-18

    16 #Then they that feared the Lord
spake often one to another: and the
Lord hearkened, and heard it, and a
book of remembrance was written
before him for them that feared the
Lord, and that thought upon his name.


    17 And they shall be mine, saith
the Lord of hosts, in that day when I
make up my jewels; and I will spare
them, as a man spareth his own son
that serveth him.

    18 Then shall ye return, and
discern between the righteous and the
wicked, between him that serveth God
and him that serveth him not.

***
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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 303:16


    (Mental propagation)
    Divine Science lays the axe at the root of the illusion that life, or mind, is formed by or is in the material body, and Science will eventually destroy this illusion through the self-destruction of all error and the beatified understanding of the Science of Life.

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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 225:25


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

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 458:25(begin The)


    (The panoply of wisdom) The Christian Scientist wisely shapes his course, and is honest and consistent in following the leadings of divine Mind. He must prove, through living as well as healing and teaching, that Christ's way is the only one by which mortals are radically saved from sin and sickness.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 389:22


    (Ancient confusion)
    Materialists contradict their own statements. Their belief in material laws and in penalties for their infraction is the ancient error that there is fraternity between pain and pleasure, good and evil, God and Satan. This belief totters to its falling before the battle-axe of Science.

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 4


Matthew 3:11(to :)

    11 I indeed baptize you with water
unto repentance:

***
Ezekiel 14:3,6

    3 Son of man, these men have set up
their idols in their heart, and put
the stumblingblock of their iniquity
before their face: should I be
inquired of at all by them?

    6 #Therefore say unto the house of
Israel, Thus saith the Lord God;
Repent, and turn yourselves from your
idols; and turn away your faces from
all your abominations.

***
Acts 19:1-6

    1 And it came to pass, that, while
Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having
passed through the upper coasts came
to Ephesus: and finding certain
disciples,

    2 He said unto them, Have ye
received the Holy Ghost since ye
believed? And they said unto him, We
have not so much as heard whether
there be any Holy Ghost.

    3 And he said unto them, Unto what
then were ye baptized? And they said,
Unto John's baptism.

    4 Then said Paul, John verily
baptized with the baptism of
repentance, saying unto the people,
that they should believe on him which
should come after him, that is, on
Christ Jesus.

    5 When they heard this, they were
baptized in the name of the Lord
Jesus.

    6 And when Paul had laid his hands
upon them, the Holy Ghost came on
them; and they spake with tongues,
and prophesied.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 5:3-6


    (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.

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


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

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.

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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 405:26-27,30

    (Cumulative repentance) If sin is not regretted and is not lessening, then it is hastening on to physical and moral doom.
    Belief in material suffering causes mortals to retreat from their error, to flee from body to Spirit, and to appeal to divine sources outside of themselves.


Section 5


Matthew 3:11(begin he)

***
e 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:

***
Matthew 28:18-20
18 And Jesus came and spake unto
them, saying, All power is given unto
me in heaven and in earth.
19 #Go ye therefore, and teach all
nations, baptizing them in the name of
the Father, and of the Son, and of
the Holy Ghost:
20 Teaching them to observe all
things whatsoever I have commanded
you: and, lo, I am with you alway,
even unto the end of the world. Amen.

***
Mark 16:15,16,20
15 And he said unto them, Go ye
into all the world, and preach the
gospel to every creature.
16 He that believeth and is
baptized shall be saved; but he that
believeth not shall be damned.
20 And they went forth, and
preached every where, the Lord
working with them, and confirming the
word with signs following. Amen.

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


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

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 35:19(only)


    (Spiritual Eucharist)
    Our baptism is a purification from all error.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 241:27


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

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 561:32-3


    (Spiritual idea revealed)
    John the Baptist prophesied the coming of the immaculate Jesus, and John saw in those days the spiritual idea as the Messiah, who would baptize with the Holy Ghost, - divine Science.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 565:18-22

    (The conflict with purity)
    This immaculate idea, represented first by man and, according to the Revelator, last by woman, will baptize with fire; and the fiery baptism will burn up the chaff of error with the fervent heat of Truth and Love, melting and purifying even the gold of human character.

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.


Section 6


Matthew 3:12

    12 Whose fan is in his hand, and he
will throughly purge his floor, and
gather his wheat into the garner; but
he will burn up the chaff with
unquenchable fire.

***
Isaiah 41:10,15,16

    10 #Fear thou not; for I am with
thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy
God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I
will help thee; yea, I will uphold
thee with the right hand of my
righteousness.

    15 Behold, I will make thee a new
sharp threshing instrument having
teeth: thou shalt thresh the
mountains, and beat them small, and
shalt make the hills as chaff.

    16 Thou shalt fan them, and the
wind shall carry them away, and the
whirlwind shall scatter them: and
thou shalt rejoice in the Lord, and
shalt glory in the Holy One of
Israel.

***
Malachi 3:1,12

    1 Behold, I will send my
messenger, and he shall prepare the
way before me: and the Lord, whom ye
seek, shall suddenly come to his
temple, even the messenger of the
covenant, whom ye delight in: behold,
he shall come, saith the Lord of
hosts.

    12 And all nations shall call you
blessed: for ye shall be a
delightsome land, saith the Lord of
hosts.

***
I Corinthians 15:53,54

    53 For this corruptible must put on
incorruption, and this mortal must
put on immortality.

    54 So when this corruptible shall
have put on incorruption, and this
mortal shall have put on immortality,
then shall be brought to pass the
saying that is written, Death is
swallowed up in victory.

***
Revelation 12:1

    1 And there appeared a great
wonder in heaven; a woman clothed
with the sun, and the moon under her
feet, and upon her head a crown of
twelve stars:

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 562:11


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 269:5


    (Confusion confounded)
    Jesus' demonstrations sift the chaff from the wheat, and unfold the unity and the reality of good, the unreality, the nothingness, of evil.

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.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 262:7,17-23


    (Forgetfulness of self)
    By putting "off the old man with his deeds," mortals "put on immortality."
    (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.

Subheadings in this lesson

20 1 - Divine personality
20 1 - Indestructible life of man
20 1 - Light and darkness
20 1 - Hypocrisy condemned
20 1 - Leaven of Truth
20 2 - Man unfallen
20 2 - Mortals are not immortals
20 2 - Imperishable identity
20 2 - -27- True idea of man
20 2 - So-called superiority
20 3 - Mental propagation
20 3 - Man linked with Spirit
20 3 - Slavery abolished
20 3 - The panoply of wisdom
20 3 - Ancient confusion
20 3 - Mortals unlike immortals
20 4 - Sorrow and reformation
20 4 - Efficacious repentance
20 4 - Progress demanded
20 4 - Appetites to be abandoned
20 4 - Cumulative repentance
20 5 - Spiritual baptism
20 5 - Spiritual Eucharist
20 5 - Spirit transforms
20 5 - Spiritual idea revealed
20 5 - The conflict with purity
20 5 - Mind one and all
20 6 - Spiritual idea crowned
20 6 - Confusion confounded
20 6 - Mankind redeemed
20 6 - Forgetfulness of self
20 6 - The true sense


November 17,1907

Subject: 21

SOUL AND BODY.

3ooo



-- Golden Text --

James 2:26

    26 For as the body without the
spirit is dead, so faith without
works is dead also.


Responsive Reading


Psalm 11:1-5,7

    1 In the Lord put I my trust: how
say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to
your mountain?

    2 For, lo, the wicked bend their
bow, they make ready their arrow upon
the string, that they may privily
shoot at the upright in heart.

    3 If the foundations be destroyed,
what can the righteous do?

    4 The Lord is in his holy temple,
the Lord's throne is in heaven: his
eyes behold, his eyelids try, the
children of men.

    5 The Lord trieth the righteous:
but the wicked and him that loveth
violence his soul hateth.

    7 For the righteous Lord loveth
righteousness; his countenance doth
behold the upright.
Psalm 13:1-6

    1 How long wilt thou forget me, O
Lord? for ever? how long wilt thou
hide thy face from me?

    2 How long shall I take counsel in
my soul, having sorrow in my heart
daily? how long shall mine enemy be
exalted over me?

    3 Consider and hear me, O Lord my
God: lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep
the sleep of death;

    4 Lest mine enemy say, I have
prevailed against him; and those that
trouble me rejoice when I am moved.

    5 But I have trusted in thy mercy;
my heart shall rejoice in thy
salvation.

    6 I will sing unto the Lord,
because he hath dealt bountifully
with me.


Section 1


Genesis 1:26,27

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

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

Genesis 5:23,24,27

    23 And all the days of Enoch were
three hundred sixty and five years:

    24 And Enoch walked with God: and
he was not; for God took him.

    27 And all the days of Methuselah
were nine hundred sixty and nine
years: and he died.

***
Leviticus 26:3-5,11,12

    3 If ye walk in my statutes, and
keep my commandments, and do them;

    4 Then I will give you rain in due
season, and the land shall yield her
increase, and the trees of the field
shall yield their fruit.

    5 And your threshing shall reach
unto the vintage, and the vintage
shall reach unto the sowing time: and
ye shall eat your bread to the full,
and dwell in your land safely.

    11 And I will set my tabernacle
among you: and my soul shall not
abhor you.

    12 And I will walk among you, and
will be your God, and ye shall be my
people.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 307:25(begin The divine)


    (Higher statutes) 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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 335:16-18(to .),22

  (- MORTAL MIND - The subjective states of error)

    (-19- Soul and Spirit one)
    XIX. Soul and Spirit being one, God and Soul are one, and this one never included in a limited mind or a limited body.
    Only by losing the false sense of Soul can we gain the eternal unfolding of Life as immortality brought to light.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 214:5


    (Music, rhythm of head and heart)
    If Enoch's perception had been confined to the evidence before his material senses, he could never have "walked with God," nor been guided into the demonstration of life eternal.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 283:24


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

598:30 Chapter 17: Glossary
(YEAR)
Time is a mortal thought, the divisor of which is the solar year.
Eternity is God's measurement of Soul-filled years.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 167:3


    (Health from reliance on spirituality)
    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 2


Psalm 42:1,10,11

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

    10 As with a sword in my bones,
mine enemies reproach me; while they
say daily unto me, Where is thy God?

    11 Why art thou cast down, O my
soul? and why art thou disquieted
within me? hope thou in God: for I
shall yet praise him, who is the
health of my countenance, and my God.

***
Matthew 26:36,38

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

    38 Then saith he unto them, My soul
is exceeding sorrowful, even unto
death: tarry ye here, and watch with
me.

***
Acts 2:22,25,31

    22 Ye men of Israel, hear these
words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man
approved of God among you by miracles
and wonders and signs, which God did
by him in the midst of you, as ye
yourselves also know:

    25 For David speaketh concerning
him, I foresaw the Lord always before
my face, for he is on my right hand,
that I should not be moved:

    31 He seeing this before spake of
the resurrection of Christ, that his
soul was not left in hell, neither
his flesh did see corruption.

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.

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."

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 - 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.


Section 3


Isaiah 10:17,18,20

    17 And the light of Israel shall be
for a fire, and his Holy One for a
flame: and it shall burn and devour
his thorns and his briers in one day;


    18 And shall consume the glory of
his forest, and of his fruitful
field, both soul and body: and they
shall be as when a standardbearer
fainteth.

    20 #And it shall come to pass in
that day, that the remnant of Israel,
and such as are escaped of the house
of Jacob, shall no more again stay
upon him that smote them; but shall
stay upon the Lord, the Holy One of
Israel, in truth.

***
Luke 11:35,36

    35 Take heed therefore that the
light which is in thee be not
darkness.

    36 If thy whole body therefore be
full of light, having no part dark,
the whole shall be full of light, as
when the bright shining of a candle
doth give thee light.

***
Romans 6:12,13

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

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

***
I Corinthians 6:19,20

    19 What? know ye not that your body
is the temple of the Holy Ghost which
is in you, which ye have of God, and
ye are not your own?

    20 For ye are bought with a price:
therefore glorify God in your body,
and in your spirit, which are God's.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 477:19-25,29

(15) Question: What are body and Soul?
ADAM = A so-called finite mind, producing other minds, thus making "gods many and lords many."
Topic: Are Sin, Disease, and Death Real?


    (Reflection of Spirit)
    Question. - What are body and Soul?
    Answer. - Identity is the reflection of Spirit, the reflection in multifarious forms of the living Principle, Love. Soul is the substance, Life, and intelligence of man, which is individualized, but not in matter. Soul can never reflect anything inferior to Spirit.
    (Man inseperable from Spirit)
    Separated from man, who expresses Soul, Spirit would be a nonentity; man, divorced from Spirit, would lose his entity. But there is, there can be, no such division, for man is coexistent with God.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 288:20


    (The chief stones in the temple)
    The chief stones in the temple of Christian Science are to be found in the following postulates: that Life is God, good, and not evil; that Soul is sinless, not to be found in the body; that Spirit is not, and cannot be, materialized; that Life is not subject to death; that the spiritual real man has no birth, no material life, and no death.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 223:3,9


    (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.
    (Soul greater than body)
    Remember that truth is greater than error, and we cannot put the greater into the less. Soul is Spirit, and Spirit is greater than body. If Spirit were once within the body, Spirit would be finite, and therefore could not be Spirit.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 207:15-16

    (Evident impossibilities)
    Body is not first and Soul last, nor is evil mightier than good.


Section 4


Deuteronomy 29:2-4

    2 #And Moses called unto all
Israel, and said unto them, Ye have
seen all that the Lord did before
your eyes in the land of Egypt unto
Pharaoh, and unto all his servants,
and unto all his land;

    3 The great temptations which thine
eyes have seen, the signs, and those
great miracles:

    4 Yet the Lord hath not given you
an heart to perceive, and eyes to
see, and ears to hear, unto this day.

***
Ezekiel 12:1,2

    1 The word of the Lord also came
unto me, saying,

    2 Son of man, thou dwellest in the
midst of a rebellious house, which
have eyes to see, and see not; they
have ears to hear, and hear not: for
they are a rebellious house.

***
Mark 8:14,17,18

    14 #Now the disciples had forgotten
to take bread, neither had they in
the ship with them more than one
loaf.

    17 And when Jesus knew it, he saith
unto them, Why reason ye, because ye
have no bread? perceive ye not yet,
neither understand? have ye your
heart yet hardened?

    18 Having eyes, see ye not? and
having ears, hear ye not? and do ye
not remember?

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 209:31-32


    (Spiritual translation)
    Spiritual sense is a conscious, constant capacity to understand God.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 213:16

    (Good indefinable)
    Sound is a mental impression made on mortal belief. The ear does not really hear. Divine Science reveals sound as communicated through the senses of Soul - through spiritual understanding.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 214:28

    (The senses of Soul)
    Neither age nor accident can interfere with the senses of Soul, and there are no other real senses. It is evident that the body as matter has no sensation of its own, and there is no oblivion for Soul and its faculties. 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 - 274:12-20


    (Five senses deceptive)
    The senses of Spirit abide in Love, and they demonstrate Truth and Life. Hence Christianity and the Science which expounds it are based on spiritual understanding, and they supersede the so-called laws of matter. Jesus demonstrated this great verity. When what we erroneously term the five physical senses are misdirected, they are simply the manifested beliefs of mortal mind, which affirm that life, substance, and intelligence are material, instead of spiritual.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 306:21

    (Thought-forms)
    The myriad forms of mortal thought, made manifest as matter, are not more distinct nor real to the material senses than are the Soul-created forms to spiritual sense, which cognizes Life as permanent. Undisturbed amid the jarring testimony of the material senses, Science, still enthroned, is unfolding to mortals the immutable, harmonious, divine Principle, - is unfolding Life and the universe, ever present and eternal.


Section 5


Psalm 56:11,13

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

    13 For thou hast delivered my soul
from death: wilt not thou deliver my
feet from falling, that I may walk
before God in the light of the
living?
Psalm 57:1,2

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

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

***
Matthew 4:17,23,24

    17 #From that time Jesus began to
preach, and to say, Repent: for the
kingdom of heaven is at hand.

    23 #And Jesus went about all
Galilee, teaching in their
synagogues, and preaching the gospel
of the kingdom, and healing all
manner of sickness and all manner of
disease among the people.

    24 And his fame went throughout all
Syria: and they brought unto him all
sick people that were taken with
divers diseases and torments, and
those which were possessed with
devils, and those which were
lunatick, and those that had the
palsy; and he healed them.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 210:11


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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 208:25(begin A material)

    (Sickness as only thought) A material body only expresses a material and mortal mind. A mortal man possesses this body, and he makes it harmonious or discordant according to the images of thought impressed upon it. You embrace your body in your thought, and you should delineate upon it thoughts of health, not of sickness. 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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 420:28-32


    (Awaken the patient)
    If it becomes necessary to startle mortal mind to break its dream of suffering, vehemently tell your patient that he must awake. Turn his gaze from the false evidence of the senses to the harmonious facts of Soul and immortal being.

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


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


Section 6


Isaiah 60:1,19,20

    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.

    20 Thy sun shall no more go down;
neither shall thy moon withdraw
itself: for the Lord shall be thine
everlasting light, and the days of
thy mourning shall be ended.

***
Romans 8:11,16

    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.

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

***
I Thessalonians 5:23,24

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

    24 Faithful is he that calleth you,
who also will do it.

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


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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 510:16-18


    (Geology a failure)
    The sun is a metaphorical representation of Soul outside the body, giving existence and intelligence to the universe.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 344:1-3,8


    (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.
    Is it sacrilegious to assume that God's likeness is not found in matter, sin, sickness, and death?

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.

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

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

Subheadings in this lesson

21 1 - Higher statutes
21 1 - -19- Soul and Spirit one
21 1 - Music, rhythm of head and heart
21 1 - Spiritual structure
21 1 - Health from reliance on spirituality
21 2 - Soul defined
21 2 - Scientific translations
21 2 - A belief suicidal
21 2 - Soul impeccable
21 3 - Reflection of Spirit
21 3 - Man inseperable from Spirit
21 3 - The chief stones in the temple
21 3 - Life only in Spirit
21 3 - Soul greater than body
21 3 - Evident impossibilities
21 4 - Spiritual translation
21 4 - Good indefinable
21 4 - The senses of Soul
21 4 - Five senses deceptive
21 4 - Thought-forms
21 5 - Jesus' disregard of matter
21 5 - Sickness as only thought
21 5 - Awaken the patient
21 5 - Need and supply
21 6 - Corporeal changes
21 6 - Geology a failure
21 6 - Strong position
21 6 - Life not contingent on matter
21 6 - Vision opening


November 24,1907

Subject: 22

ANCIENT AND MODERN NECROMANCY, ALIAS MESMERISM AND HYPNOTISM, DENOUNCED.

ooo3



-- Golden Text --

Jeremiah 1:16

    16 And I will utter my judgments
against them touching all their
wickedness, who have forsaken me, and
have burned incense unto other gods,
and worshipped the works of their own
hands.


Responsive Reading


Isaiah 29:13-24

    13 #Wherefore the Lord said,
Forasmuch as this people draw near me
with their mouth, and with their lips
do honour me, but have removed their
heart far from me, and their fear
toward me is taught by the precept of
men:

    14 Therefore, behold, I will
proceed to do a marvellous work among
this people, even a marvellous work
and a wonder: for the wisdom of their
wise men shall perish, and the
understanding of their prudent men
shall be hid.

    15 Woe unto them that seek deep to
hide their counsel from the Lord, and
their works are in the dark, and they
say, Who seeth us? and who knoweth
us?

    16 Surely your turning of things
upside down shall be esteemed as the
potter's clay: for shall the work say
of him that made it, He made me not?
or shall the thing framed say of him
that framed it, He had no
understanding?

    17 Is it not yet a very little
while, and Lebanon shall be turned
into a fruitful field, and the
fruitful field shall be esteemed as a
forest?

    18 #And in that day shall the deaf
hear the words of the book, and the
eyes of the blind shall see out of
obscurity, and out of darkness.

    19 The meek also shall increase
their joy in the Lord, and the poor
among men shall rejoice in the Holy
One of Israel.

    20 For the terrible one is brought
to nought, and the scorner is
consumed, and all that watch for
iniquity are cut off:

    21 That make a man an offender for
a word, and lay a snare for him that
reproveth in the gate, and turn aside
the just for a thing of nought.

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

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

    24 They also that erred in spirit
shall come to understanding, and they
that murmured shall learn doctrine.


Section 1


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;
Isaiah 59:4,8

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

    8 The way of peace they know not;
and there is no judgment in their
goings: they have made them crooked
paths: whosoever goeth therein shall
not know peace.

***
Matthew 24:23,24

    23 Then if any man shall say unto
you, Lo, here is Christ, or there;
believe it not.

    24 For there shall arise false
Christs, and false prophets, and
shall shew great signs and wonders;
insomuch that, if it were possible,
they shall deceive the very elect.

***
I Corinthians 3:13

    13 Every man's work shall be made
manifest: for the day shall declare
it, because it shall be revealed by
fire; and the fire shall try every
man's work of what sort it is.
I Corinthians 4:5

    5 Therefore judge nothing before
the time, until the Lord come, who
both will bring to light the hidden
things of darkness, and will make
manifest the counsels of the hearts:
and then shall every man have praise
of God.

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.

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.

o4oo Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked - 103:18

    (The genus of error)
    As named in Christian Science, animal magnetism or hypnotism is the specific term for error, or mortal mind. It is the false belief that mind is in matter, and is both evil and good; that evil is as real as good and more powerful. This belief has not one quality of Truth. It is either ignorant or malicious. The malicious form of hypnotism ultimates in moral idiocy. The truths of immortal Mind sustain man, and they annihilate the fables of mortal mind, whose flimsy and gaudy pretensions, like silly moths, singe their own wings and fall into dust.


Section 2


I John 4:1

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

***
II Peter 2:1,2

    1 But there were false prophets
also among the people, even as there
shall be false teachers among you,
who privily shall bring in damnable
heresies, even denying the Lord that
bought them, and bring upon
themselves swift destruction.

    2 And many shall follow their
pernicious ways; by reason of whom
the way of truth shall be evil spoken
of.

***
II Corinthians 11:13-15

    13 For such are false apostles,
deceitful workers, transforming
themselves into the apostles of
Christ.

    14 And no marvel; for Satan himself
is transformed into an angel of
light.

    15 Therefore it is no great thing
if his ministers also be transformed
as the ministers of righteousness;
whose end shall be according to their
works.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 82:31-2


    (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.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 71:21-32

    (Found wanting)
    When the Science of Mind is understood, spiritualism will be found mainly erroneous, having no scientific basis nor origin, no proof nor power outside of human testimony. It is the offspring of the physical senses. There is no sensuality in Spirit. I never could believe in spiritualism.
    The basis and structure of spiritualism are alike material and physical. Its spirits are so many corporealities, limited and finite in character and quality. Spiritualism therefore presupposes Spirit, which is ever infinite, to be a corporeal being, a finite form, - a theory contrary to Christian Science.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 73:8

    (One government)
    The belief that one man, as spirit, can control another man, as matter, upsets both the individuality and the Science of man, for man is image. God controls man, and God is the only Spirit. Any other control or attraction of so-called spirit is a mortal belief, which ought to be known by its fruit, - the repetition of evil.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 99:18

    (Key to the kingdom)
    Those individuals, who adopt theosophy, spiritualism, or hypnotism, may possess natures above some others who eschew their false beliefs. Therefore my contest is not with the individual, but with the false system. I love mankind, and shall continue to labor and to endure.


Section 3


Psalm 94:3,4

    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?

***
Jeremiah 38:7-10,13

    7 #Now when Ebedmelech the
Ethiopian, one of the eunuchs which
was in the king's house, heard that
they had put Jeremiah in the dungeon;
the king then sitting in the gate of
Benjamin;

    8 Ebedmelech went forth out of the
king's house, and spake to the king,
saying,

    9 My lord the king, these men have
done evil in all that they have done
to Jeremiah the prophet, whom they
have cast into the dungeon; and he is
like to die for hunger in the place
where he is: for there is no more
bread in the city.

    10 Then the king commanded
Ebedmelech the Ethiopian, saying,
Take from hence thirty men with thee,
and take up Jeremiah the prophet out
of the dungeon, before he die.

    13 So they drew up Jeremiah with
cords and took him up out of the
dungeon: and Jeremiah remained in the
court of the prison.

***
I Peter 3:13,14

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

    14 But and if ye suffer for
righteousness' sake, happy are ye:
and be not afraid of their terror,
neither be troubled;
I Peter 4:14

    14 If ye be reproached for the name
of Christ, happy are ye; for the
spirit of glory and of God resteth
upon you: on their part he is evil
spoken of, but on your part he is
glorified.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 234:32-3


    (Cleansing the mind)
    Evil thoughts, lusts, and malicious purposes cannot go forth, like wandering pollen, from one human mind to another, finding unsuspected lodgment, if virtue and truth build a strong defence.

o4oo Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked - 105:22


    (Evil let loose)
    Whoever uses his developed mental powers like an escaped felon to commit fresh atrocities as opportunity occurs is never safe. God will arrest him. Divine justice will manacle him. His sins will be millstones about his neck, weighing him down to the depths of ignominy and death. The aggravation of error foretells its doom, and confirms the ancient axiom: "Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad."

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 570:30-14


    (Hidden ways of iniquity) Many are willing to open the eyes of the people to the power of good resident in divine Mind, but they are not so willing to point out the evil in human thought, and expose evil's hidden mental ways of accomplishing iniquity.
    (Christly warning)
    Why this backwardness, since exposure is necessary to ensure the avoidance of the evil? Because people like you better when you tell them their virtues than when you tell them their vices. It requires the spirit of our blessed Master to tell a man his faults, and so risk human displeasure for the sake of doing right and benefiting our race. Who is telling mankind of the foe in ambush? Is the informer one who sees the foe? If so, listen and be wise. Escape from evil, and designate those as unfaithful stewards who have seen the danger and yet have given no warning.

o4oo Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked - 104:3


    (Thought-transference)
    When Christian Science and animal magnetism are both comprehended, as they will be at no distant date, it will be seen why the author of this book has been so unjustly persecuted and belied by wolves in sheep's clothing.

o4oo Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked - 106:12

    (Proper self-government)
    Man's rights are invaded when the divine order is interfered with, and the mental trespasser incurs the divine penalty due this crime.


Section 4


Mark 14:18-21

    18 And as they sat and did eat,
Jesus said, Verily I say unto you,
One of you which eateth with me shall
betray me.

    19 And they began to be sorrowful,
and to say unto him one by one, Is it
I? and another said, Is it I?

    20 And he answered and said unto
them, It is one of the twelve, that
dippeth with me in the dish.

    21 The Son of man indeed goeth, as
it is written of him: but woe to that
man by whom the Son of man is
betrayed! good were it for that man
if he had never been born.

***
Luke 22:3-5

    3 #Then entered Satan into Judas
surnamed Iscariot, being of the
number of the twelve.

    4 And he went his way, and communed
with the chief priests and captains,
how he might betray him unto them.

    5 And they were glad, and
covenanted to give him money.

***
Matthew 27:1,3-5

    1 When the morning was come, all
the chief priests and elders of the
people took counsel against Jesus to
put him to death:

    3 #Then Judas, which had betrayed
him, when he saw that he was
condemned, repented himself, and
brought again the thirty pieces of
silver to the chief priests and
elders,

    4 Saying, I have sinned in that I
have betrayed the innocent blood. And
they said, What is that to us? see
thou to that.

    5 And he cast down the pieces of
silver in the temple, and departed,
and went and hanged himself.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 47:10-26


    (The traitor's conspiracy)
    Judas conspired against Jesus. The world's ingratitude and hatred towards that just man effected his betrayal. The traitor's price was thirty pieces of silver and the smiles of the Pharisees. He chose his time, when the people were in doubt concerning Jesus' teachings.
    A period was approaching which would reveal the infinite distance between Judas and his Master. Judas Iscariot knew this. He knew that the great goodness of that Master placed a gulf between Jesus and his betrayer, and this spiritual distance inflamed Judas' envy. The greed for gold strengthened his ingratitude, and for a time quieted his remorse. He knew that the world generally loves a lie better than Truth; and so he plotted the betrayal of Jesus in order to raise himself in popular estimation. His dark plot fell to the ground, and the traitor fell with it.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 569:14-28


    (The robe of Science)
    Alas for those who break faith with divine Science and fail to strangle the serpent of sin as well as of sickness! They are dwellers still in the deep darkness of belief. They are in the surging sea of error, not struggling to lift their heads above the drowning wave.
    (Expiation by suffering)
    What must the end be? They must eventually expiate their sin through suffering. The sin, which one has made his bosom companion, comes back to him at last with accelerated force, for the devil knoweth his time is short. Here the Scriptures declare that evil is temporal, not eternal. The dragon is at last stung to death by his own malice; but how many periods of torture it may take to remove all sin, must depend upon sin's obduracy.


Section 5


Jeremiah 8:19,22

    19 Behold the voice of the cry of
the daughter of my people because of
them that dwell in a far country: Is
not the Lord in Zion? is not her king
in her? Why have they provoked me to
anger with their graven images, and
with strange vanities?

    22 Is there no balm in Gilead; is
there no physician there? why then is
not the health of the daughter of my
people recovered?

***
Lamentations 2:14

    14 Thy prophets have seen vain and
foolish things for thee: and they have
not discovered thine iniquity, to
turn away thy captivity; but have
seen for thee false burdens and
causes of banishment.

***
Psalm 107:8,14,20

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

    14 He brought them out of darkness
and the shadow of death, and brake
their bands in sunder.

    20 He sent his word, and healed
them, and delivered them from their
destructions.

o4oo Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked - 101:21-32


    (Personal conclusions)
    The author's own observations of the workings of animal magnetism convince her that it is not a remedial agent, and that its effects upon those who practise it, and upon their subjects who do not resist it, lead to moral and to physical death.
    If animal magnetism seems to alleviate or to cure disease, this appearance is deceptive, since error cannot remove the effects of error. Discomfort under error is preferable to comfort. In no instance is the effect of animal magnetism, recently called hypnotism, other than the effect of illusion. Any seeming benefit derived from it is proportional to one's faith in esoteric magic.

o4oo Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked - 103:6

    (Liberation of mental powers)
    The destruction of the claims of mortal mind through Science, by which man can escape from sin and mortality, blesses the whole human family. As in the beginning, however, this liberation does not scientifically show itself in a knowledge of both good and evil, for the latter is unreal.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 178:28


    (Animal magnetism destroyed)
    Ignorant of the methods and the basis of metaphysical healing, you may attempt to unite with it hypnotism, spiritualism, electricity; but none of these methods can be mingled with metaphysical healing.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 450:27-2


    (False claims annihilated)
    Who, that has felt the perilous beliefs in life, substance, and intelligence separated from God, can say that there is no error of belief? Knowing the claim of animal magnetism, that all evil combines in the belief of life, substance, and intelligence in matter, electricity, animal nature, and organic life, who will deny that these are the errors which Truth must and will annihilate?


Section 6


Psalm 37:1,2

    1 Fret not thyself because of
evildoers, neither be thou envious
against the workers of iniquity.

    2 For they shall soon be cut down
like the grass, and wither as the
green herb.

***
Isaiah 19:1,19,20

    1 The burden of Egypt. Behold, the
Lord rideth upon a swift cloud, and
shall come into Egypt: and the idols
of Egypt shall be moved at his
presence, and the heart of Egypt
shall melt in the midst of it.

    19 In that day shall there be an
altar to the Lord in the midst of the
land of Egypt, and a pillar at the
border thereof to the Lord.

    20 And it shall be for a sign and
for a witness unto the Lord of hosts
in the land of Egypt: for they shall
cry unto the Lord because of the
oppressors, and he shall send them a
saviour, and a great one, and he
shall deliver them.
Isaiah 26:20,21

    20 #Come, my people, enter thou
into thy chambers, and shut thy doors
about thee: hide thyself as it were
for a little moment, until the
indignation be overpast.

    21 For, behold, the Lord cometh out
of his place to punish the
inhabitants of the earth for their
iniquity: the earth also shall
disclose her blood, and shall no more
cover her slain.

***
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.
Revelation 15:2,3

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

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

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.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 568:30

    (Paean of jubilee)
    Self-abnegation, by which we lay down all for Truth, or Christ, in our warfare against error, is a rule in Christian Science. This rule clearly interprets God as divine Principle, - as Life, represented by the Father; as Truth, represented by the Son; as Love, represented by the Mother. Every mortal at some period, here or hereafter, must grapple with and overcome the mortal belief in a power opposed to God.

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

    (The conflict with purity)
    The impersonation of the spiritual idea had a brief history in the earthly life of our Master; but "of his kingdom there shall be no end," for Christ, God's idea, will eventually rule all nations and peoples - imperatively, absolutely, finally - with divine Science.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 149:28-31


    (Tests in our day) Whatever guides thought spiritually benefits mind and body. We need to understand the affirmations of divine Science, dismiss superstition, and demonstrate truth according to Christ.

Subheadings in this lesson

22 1 - Animal magnetism error
22 1 - Mere negation
22 1 - Perfection of divine government
22 1 - The genus of error
22 2 - Impossible intercommunion
22 2 - Found wanting
22 2 - One government
22 2 - Key to the kingdom
22 3 - Cleansing the mind
22 3 - Evil let loose
22 3 - Hidden ways of iniquity
22 3 - Christly warning
22 3 - Thought-transference
22 3 - Proper self-government
22 4 - The traitor's conspiracy
22 4 - The robe of Science
22 4 - Expiation by suffering
22 5 - Personal conclusions
22 5 - Liberation of mental powers
22 5 - Animal magnetism destroyed
22 5 - False claims annihilated
22 6 - Dragon cast down to earth
22 6 - Paean of jubilee
22 6 - The conflict with purity
22 6 - Tests in our day


December 1,1907

Subject: 23

GOD THE ONLY CAUSE AND CREATOR.

oo3o



-- Golden Text --

Psalm 111:2

    2 The works of the Lord are great,
sought out of all them that have
pleasure therein.


Responsive Reading


Isaiah 48:1-3,5-7,10-13,17,18

    1 Hear ye this, O house of Jacob,
which are called by the name of
Israel, and are come forth out of the
waters of Judah, which swear by the
name of the Lord, and make mention of
the God of Israel, but not in truth,
nor in righteousness.

    2 For they call themselves of the
holy city, and stay themselves upon
the God of Israel; The Lord of hosts
is his name.

    3 I have declared the former things
from the beginning; and they went
forth out of my mouth, and I shewed
them; I did them suddenly, and they
came to pass.

    5 I have even from the beginning
declared it to thee; before it came
to pass I shewed it thee: lest thou
shouldest say, Mine idol hath done
them, and my graven image, and my
molten image, hath commanded them.

    6 Thou hast heard, see all this;
and will not ye declare it? I have
shewed thee new things from this
time, even hidden things, and thou
didst not know them.

    7 They are created now, and not
from the beginning; even before the
day when thou heardest them not; lest
thou shouldest say, Behold, I knew
them.

    10 Behold, I have refined thee, but
not with silver; I have chosen thee
in the furnace of affliction.

    11 For mine own sake, even for mine
own sake, will I do it: for how
should my name be polluted? and I
will not give my glory unto another.

    12 #Hearken unto me, O Jacob and
Israel, my called; I am he; I am the
first, I also am the last.

    13 Mine hand also hath laid the
foundation of the earth, and my right
hand hath spanned the heavens: when I
call unto them, they stand up
together.

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

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


Section 1


Psalm 89:11,14

    11 The heavens are thine, the earth
also is thine: as for the world and
the fulness thereof, thou hast
founded them.

    14 Justice and judgment are the
habitation of thy throne: mercy and
truth shall go before thy face.

***
Isaiah 43:1,2

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

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

***
Psalm 146:5-8

    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:

    7 Which executeth judgment for the
oppressed: which giveth food to the
hungry. The Lord looseth the
prisoners:

    8 The Lord openeth the eyes of the
blind: the Lord raiseth them that are
bowed down: the Lord loveth the
righteous:

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 170:22


    (Causation considered)
    Spiritual causation is the one question to be considered, for more than all others spiritual causation relates to human progress. The age seems ready to approach this subject, to ponder somewhat the supremacy of Spirit, and at least to touch the hem of Truth's garment.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 195:11

    (Useful knowledge)
    The point for each one to decide is, whether it is mortal mind or immortal Mind that is causative. We should forsake the basis of matter for metaphysical Science and its divine Principle.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 286:9


    (Salvation is through reform)
    The Master said, "No man cometh unto the Father [the divine Principle of being] but by me," Christ, Life, Truth, Love; for Christ says, "I am the way." Physical causation was put aside from first to last by this original man, Jesus. He knew that the divine Principle, Love, creates and governs all that is real.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 85:30


    (Hypocrisy condemned)
    The great Teacher knew both cause and effect, knew that truth communicates itself but never imparts error.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 207:16-23


    (Evident impossibilities)
    The Science of being repudiates self-evident impossibilities, such as the amalgamation of Truth and error in cause or effect. Science separates the tares and wheat in time of harvest.
    (One primal cause)
    There is but one primal cause. Therefore there can be no effect from any other cause, and there can be no reality in aught which does not proceed from this great and only cause.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 379:6


    (Jurisdiction of Mind) The real jurisdiction of the world is in Mind, controlling every effect and recognizing all causation as vested in divine Mind.


Section 2


Jeremiah 10:2,11

    2 Thus saith the Lord, Learn not
the way of the heathen, and be not
dismayed at the signs of heaven; for
the heathen are dismayed at them.

    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.
Jeremiah 50:2

    2 Declare ye among the nations, and
publish, and set up a standard;
publish, and conceal not: say,
Babylon is taken, Bel is confounded,
Merodach is broken in pieces; her
idols are confounded, her images are
broken in pieces.

***
Isaiah 51:12,13

    12 I, even I, am he that comforteth
you: who art thou, that thou
shouldest be afraid of a man that
shall die, and of the son of man
which shall be made as grass;

    13 And forgettest the Lord thy
maker, that hath stretched forth the
heavens, and laid the foundations of
the earth; and hast feared
continually every day because of the
fury of the oppressor, as if he were
ready to destroy? and where is the
fury of the oppressor?

***
Psalm 28:5

    5 Because they regard not the works
of the Lord, nor the operation of his
hands, he shall destroy them, and not
build them up.

***
Proverbs 29:25

    25 The fear of man bringeth a
snare: but whoso putteth his trust in
the Lord shall be safe.

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 - 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 - 547:15

    (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. Material evolution implies that the great First Cause must become material, and afterwards must either return to Mind or go down into dust and nothingness.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 124:3


    (Physical science a blind belief)
    Physical science (so-called) is human knowledge, - a law of mortal mind, a blind belief, a Samson shorn of his strength. When this human belief lacks organizations to support it, its foundations are gone. Having neither moral might, spiritual basis, nor holy Principle of its own, this belief mistakes effect for cause and seeks to find life and intelligence in matter, thus limiting Life and holding fast to discord and death. In a word, human belief is a blind conclusion from material reasoning. This is a mortal, finite sense of things, which immortal Spirit silences forever.


Section 3


Lamentations 3:38

    38 Out of the mouth of the most
High proceedeth not evil and good?

***
Isaiah 57:19

    19 I create the fruit of the lips;
Peace, peace to him that is far off,
and to him that is near, saith the
Lord; and I will heal him.

***
Psalm 97:10

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

***
Proverbs 13:21

    21 Evil pursueth sinners: but to
the righteous good shall be repayed.

***
Zephaniah 3:14,15

    14 #Sing, O daughter of Zion;
shout, O Israel; be glad and rejoice
with all the heart, O daughter of
Jerusalem.

    15 The Lord hath taken away thy
judgments, he hath cast out thine
enemy: the king of Israel, even the
Lord, is in the midst of thee: thou
shalt not see evil any more.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 93:13-17


    (Logic and revelation)
    Good never causes evil, nor creates aught that can cause evil.
    Good does not create a mind susceptible of causing evil, for evil is the opposing error and not the truth of creation.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 231:12


    (Destruction of all evil)
    If God makes sin, if good produces evil, if truth results in error, then Science and Christianity are helpless; but there are no antagonistic powers nor laws, spiritual or material, creating and governing man through perpetual warfare. God is not the author of mortal discords. Therefore we accept the conclusion that discords have only a fabulous existence, are mortal beliefs which divine Truth and Love destroy.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 262:28


    (Mind the only cause)
    To begin rightly is to end rightly. Every concept which seems to begin with the brain begins falsely. Divine Mind is the only cause or Principle of existence. Cause does not exist in matter, in mortal mind, or in physical forms.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 229:23


    (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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 275:10


    (Divine synonyms)
    To grasp the reality and order of being in its Science, you must begin by reckoning God as the divine Principle of all that really is. Spirit, Life, Truth, Love, combine as one, - and are the Scriptural names for God. All substance, intelligence, wisdom, being, immortality, cause, and effect belong to God. These are His attributes, the eternal manifestations of the infinite divine Principle, Love. No wisdom is wise but His wisdom; no truth is true, no love is lovely, no life is Life but the divine; no good is, but the good God bestows.


Section 4


Isaiah 42:5,8,9,16-18

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

    8 I am the Lord: that is my name:
and my glory will I not give to
another, neither my praise to graven
images.

    9 Behold, the former things are
come to pass, and new things do I
declare: before they spring forth I
tell you of them.

    16 And I will bring the blind by a
way that they knew not; I will lead
them in paths that they have not
known: I will make darkness light
before them, and crooked things
straight. These things will I do unto
them, and not forsake them.

    17 #They shall be turned back, they
shall be greatly ashamed, that trust
in graven images, that say to the
molten images, Ye are our gods.

    18 Hear, ye deaf; and look, ye
blind, that ye may see.

***
Psalm 111:2,3,7,8

    2 The works of the Lord are great,
sought out of all them that have
pleasure therein.

    3 His work is honourable and
glorious: and his righteousness
endureth for ever.

    7 The works of his hands are verity
and judgment; all his commandments
are sure.

    8 They stand fast for ever and
ever, and are done in truth and
uprightness.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 287:4,29


    (Spiritual thoughts)
    All creations of Spirit are eternal; but creations of matter must return to dust. Error supposes man to be both mental and material. Divine Science contradicts this postulate and maintains man's spiritual identity.
    (Error unveiled)
    Their false evidence will finally yield to Truth, - to the recognition of Spirit and of the spiritual creation.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 109:32


    (God's allness learned)
    The three great verities of Spirit, omnipotence, omnipresence, omniscience, - Spirit possessing all power, filling all space, constituting all Science, - contradict forever the belief that matter can be actual. These eternal verities reveal primeval existence as the radiant reality of God's creation, in which all that He has made is pronounced by His wisdom good.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 515:22


    (Elohistic plurality)
    All that God imparts moves in accord with Him, reflecting goodness and power.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 470:32

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


    (Indestructible relationship)
    The relations of God and man, divine Principle and idea, are indestructible in Science; and Science knows no lapse from nor return to harmony, but holds the divine order or spiritual law, in which God and all that He creates are perfect and eternal, to have remained unchanged in its eternal history.


Section 5


Isaiah 61:10,11

    10 I will greatly rejoice in the
Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my
God; for he hath clothed me with the
garments of salvation, he hath
covered me with the robe of
righteousness, as a bridegroom
decketh himself with ornaments, and
as a bride adorneth herself with her
jewels.

    11 For as the earth bringeth forth
her bud, and as the garden causeth the
things that are sown in it to spring
forth; so the Lord God will cause
righteousness and praise to spring
forth before all the nations.

***
Psalm 51:10

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

***
Daniel 9:17,19-22

    17 Now therefore, O our God, hear
the prayer of thy servant, and his
supplications, and cause thy face to
shine upon thy sanctuary that is
desolate, for the Lord's sake.

    19 O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive; O
Lord, hearken and do; defer not, for
thine own sake, O my God: for thy
city and thy people are called by thy
name.

    20 #And whiles I was speaking, and
praying, and confessing my sin and the
sin of my people Israel, and
presenting my supplication before the
Lord my God for the holy mountain of
my God;

    21 Yea, whiles I was speaking in
prayer, even the man Gabriel, whom I
had seen in the vision at the
beginning, being caused to fly
swiftly, touched me about the time of
the evening oblation.

    22 And he informed me, and talked
with me, and said, O Daniel, I am now
come forth to give thee skill and
understanding.

***
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.
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 - 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"?

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 539:27

    (Scientific offspring)
    The divine origin of Jesus gave him more than human power to expound the facts of creation, and demonstrate the one Mind which makes and governs man and the universe. The Science of creation, so conspicuous in the birth of Jesus, inspired his wisest and least-understood sayings, and was the basis of his marvellous demonstrations. Christ is the offspring of Spirit, and spiritual existence shows that Spirit creates neither a wicked nor a mortal man, lapsing into sin, sickness, and death.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 427:22


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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 502:27


    (Ideas and identities)
    The creative Principle - Life, Truth, and Love - is God. The universe reflects God. There is but one creator and one creation. This creation consists of the unfolding of spiritual ideas and their identities, which are embraced in the infinite Mind and forever reflected. These ideas range from the infinitesimal to infinity, and the highest ideas are the sons and daughters of God.


Section 6


Isaiah 65:17,18

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

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

***
Revelation 4:11

    11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to
receive glory and honour and power:
for thou hast created all things, and
for thy pleasure they are and were
created.
Revelation 21:10,11,23

    10 And he carried me away in the
spirit to a great and high mountain,
and shewed me that great city, the
holy Jerusalem, descending out of
heaven from God,

    11 Having the glory of God: and her
light was like unto a stone most
precious, even like a jasper stone,
clear as crystal;

    23 And the city had no need of the
sun, neither of the moon, to shine in
it: for the glory of God did lighten
it, and the Lamb is the light
thereof.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 511:5


    (Spiritual subdivision)
    The divine Mind supports the sublimity, magnitude, and infinitude of spiritual creation.

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?

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

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


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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 503:9


    (Spiritual harmony)
    The divine Principle and idea constitute spiritual harmony, - heaven and eternity. In the universe of Truth, matter is unknown. No supposition of error enters there. 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.

Subheadings in this lesson

23 1 - Causation considered
23 1 - Useful knowledge
23 1 - Salvation is through reform
23 1 - Hypocrisy condemned
23 1 - Evident impossibilities
23 1 - One primal cause
23 1 - Jurisdiction of Mind
23 2 - Inadequate theories of creation
23 2 - Causation not in matter
23 2 - Embryonic evolution
23 2 - Physical science a blind belief
23 3 - Logic and revelation
23 3 - Destruction of all evil
23 3 - Mind the only cause
23 3 - Sickness from mortal mind
23 3 - Divine synonyms
23 4 - Spiritual thoughts
23 4 - Error unveiled
23 4 - God's allness learned
23 4 - Elohistic plurality
23 4 - Indestructible relationship
23 5 - Infinity measureless
23 5 - Scientific offspring
23 5 - Mortality vanquished
23 5 - Ideas and identities
23 6 - Spiritual subdivision
23 6 - Perfection of creation
23 6 - -8- Father-Mother
23 6 - Spiritual harmony


December 8,1907

Subject: 24

GOD THE PRESERVER OF MAN.

oo3o



-- Golden Text --

Psalm 31:23,24

    23 O love the Lord, all ye his
saints: for the Lord preserveth the
faithful, and plentifully rewardeth
the proud doer.

    24 Be of good courage, and he shall
strengthen your heart, all ye that
hope in the Lord.


Responsive Reading


Joshua 24:2,3,6,7,9,10,13-17

    2 And Joshua said unto all the
people, Thus saith the Lord God of
Israel, Your fathers dwelt on the
other side of the flood in old time,
even Terah, the father of Abraham,
and the father of Nachor: and they
served other gods.

    3 And I took your father Abraham
from the other side of the flood, and
led him throughout all the land of
Canaan, and multiplied his seed, and
gave him Isaac.

    6 And I brought your fathers out of
Egypt: and ye came unto the sea; and
the Egyptians pursued after your
fathers with chariots and horsemen
unto the Red sea.

    7 And when they cried unto the
Lord, he put darkness between you and
the Egyptians, and brought the sea
upon them, and covered them; and your
eyes have seen what I have done in
Egypt: and ye dwelt in the wilderness
a long season.

    9 Then Balak the son of Zippor,
king of Moab, arose and warred
against Israel, and sent and called
Balaam the son of Beor to curse you:

    10 But I would not hearken unto
Balaam; therefore he blessed you
still: so I delivered you out of his
hand.

    13 And I have given you a land for
which ye did not labour, and cities
which ye built not, and ye dwell in
them; of the vineyards and oliveyards
which ye planted not do ye eat.

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

    15 And if it seem evil unto you to
serve the Lord, choose you this day
whom ye will serve; whether the gods
which your fathers served that were
on the other side of the flood, or
the gods of the Amorites, in whose
land ye dwell: but as for me and my
house, we will serve the Lord.

    16 And the people answered and
said, God forbid that we should
forsake the Lord, to serve other
gods;

    17 For the Lord our God, he it is
that brought us up and our fathers
out of the land of Egypt, from the
house of bondage, and which did those
great signs in our sight, and
preserved us in all the way wherein
we went, and among all the people
through whom we passed:


Section 1


Deuteronomy 6:4,5,14,18,24

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

    5 And thou shalt love the Lord thy
God with all thine heart, and with all
thy soul, and with all thy might.

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

    18 And thou shalt do that which is
right and good in the sight of the
Lord: that it may be well with thee,
and that thou mayest go in and
possess the good land which the Lord
sware unto thy fathers,

    24 And the Lord commanded us to do
all these statutes, to fear the Lord
our God, for our good always, that he
might preserve us alive, as it is at
this day.

***
II Samuel 7:18,23,24,26

    18 #Then went king David in, and
sat before the Lord, and he said, Who
am I, O Lord God? and what is my
house, that thou hast brought me
hitherto?

    23 And what one nation in the earth
is like thy people, even like Israel,
whom God went to redeem for a people
to himself, and to make him a name,
and to do for you great things and
terrible, for thy land, before thy
people, which thou redeemedst to thee
from Egypt, from the nations and
their gods?

    24 For thou hast confirmed to
thyself thy people Israel to be a
people unto thee for ever: and thou,
Lord, art become their God.

    26 And let thy name be magnified
for ever, saying, The Lord of hosts
is the God over Israel: and let the
house of thy servant David be
established before thee.
II Samuel 8:6(begin And)

***
And the Lord preserved David
whithersoever he went.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 256:7,19


    (No material creation)
    Love, the divine Principle, is the Father and Mother of the universe, including man.
    (No divine corporeality)
    Who is it that demands our obedience? He who, in the language of Scripture, "doeth according to His will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth; and none can stay His hand, or say unto Him, What doest Thou?"

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 550:5-7


    (Deep-reaching interrogations) God is the Life, or intelligence, which forms and preserves the individuality and identity of animals as well as of men.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 182:19-26


    (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. Mortals entreat the divine Mind to heal the sick, and forthwith shut out the aid of Mind by using material means, thus working against themselves and their prayers and denying man's God-given ability to demonstrate Mind's sacred power.

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.


Section 2


Jeremiah 2:11,28

    11 Hath a nation changed their
gods, which are yet no gods? but my
people have changed their glory for
that which doth not profit.

    28 But where are thy gods that thou
hast made thee? let them arise, if
they can save thee in the time of thy
trouble: for according to the number
of thy cities are thy gods, O Judah.
Jeremiah 3:23

    23 Truly in vain is salvation hoped
for from the hills, and from the
multitude of mountains: truly in the
Lord our God is the salvation of
Israel.

***
Mark 5:25-29,34

    25 And a certain woman, which had
an issue of blood twelve years,

    26 And had suffered many things of
many physicians, and had spent all
that she had, and was nothing
bettered, but rather grew worse,

    27 When she had heard of Jesus,
came in the press behind, and touched
his garment.

    28 For she said, If I may touch but
his clothes, I shall be whole.

    29 And straightway the fountain of
her blood was dried up; and she felt
in her body that she was healed of
that plague.

    34 And he said unto her, Daughter,
thy faith hath made thee whole; go in
peace, and be whole of thy plague.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 158:1


    (Mythology and materia medica)
    It is recorded that the profession of medicine originated in idolatry with pagan priests, who besought the gods to heal the sick and designated Apollo as "the god of medicine." He was supposed to have dictated the first prescription, according to the "History of Four Thousand Years of Medicine." It is here noticeable that Apollo was also regarded as the sender of disease, "the god of pestilence." Hippocrates turned from image-gods to vegetable and mineral drugs for healing. This was deemed progress in medicine; but what we need is the truth which heals both mind and body. The future history of material medicine may correspond with that of its material god, Apollo, who was banished from heaven and endured great sufferings upon earth.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 420:10-27


    (Positive reassurance)
    Instruct the sick that they are not helpless victims, for if they will only accept Truth, they can resist disease and ward it off, as positively as they can the temptation to sin. This fact of Christian Science should be explained to invalids when they are in a fit mood to receive it, - when they will not array themselves against it, but are ready to become receptive to the new idea. The fact that Truth overcomes both disease and sin reassures depressed hope. It imparts a healthy stimulus to the body, and regulates the system. It increases or diminishes the action, as the case may require, better than any drug, alterative, or tonic.
    (Proper stimulus)
    Mind is the natural stimulus of the body, but erroneous belief, taken at its best, is not promotive of health or happiness. Tell the sick that they can meet disease fearlessly, if they only realize that divine Love gives them all power over every physical action and condition.


Section 3


Proverbs 2:1,2,5,7,8

    1 My son, if thou wilt receive my
words, and hide my commandments with
thee;

    2 So that thou incline thine ear
unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to
understanding;

    5 Then shalt thou understand the
fear of the Lord, and find the
knowledge of God.

    7 He layeth up sound wisdom for the
righteous: he is a buckler to them
that walk uprightly.

    8 He keepeth the paths of judgment,
and preserveth the way of his saints.

Proverbs 3:24,26

    24 When thou liest down, thou shalt
not be afraid: yea, thou shalt lie
down, and thy sleep shall be sweet.

    26 For the Lord shall be thy
confidence, and shall keep thy foot
from being taken.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 6:14


    (Pardon and amendment)
    To reach heaven, the harmony of being, we must understand the divine Principle of being.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 446:20


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

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 180:5-9


    (The invalid's outlook)
    The patient sufferer tries to be satisfied when he sees his would-be healers busy, and his faith in their efforts is somewhat helpful to them and to himself; but in Science one must understand the resuscitating law of Life.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 393:32


    (No real disease)
    It is well to be calm in sickness; to be hopeful is still better; but to understand that sickness is not real and that Truth can destroy its seeming reality, is best of all, for this understanding is the universal and perfect remedy.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 428:30

    (Careful guidance)
    The author has healed hopeless organic disease, and raised the dying to life and health through the understanding of God as the only Life. It is a sin to believe that aught can overpower omnipotent and eternal Life, and this Life must be brought to light by the understanding that there is no death, as well as by other graces of Spirit. We must begin, however, with the more simple demonstrations of control, and the sooner we begin the better. The final demonstration takes time for its accomplishment. When walking, we are guided by the eye. We look before our feet, and if we are wise, we look beyond a single step in the line of spiritual advancement.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 387:27

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


Section 4


Exodus 23:20,25

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

    25 And ye shall serve the Lord your
God, and he shall bless thy bread,
and thy water; and I will take
sickness away from the midst of thee.

***
Isaiah 63:7,9

    7 I will mention the
lovingkindnesses of the Lord, and the
praises of the Lord, according to all
that the Lord hath bestowed on us,
and the great goodness toward the
house of Israel, which he hath
bestowed on them according to his
mercies, and according to the
multitude of his lovingkindnesses.

    9 In all their affliction he was
afflicted, and the angel of his
presence saved them: in his love and
in his pity he redeemed them; and he
bare them, and carried them all the
days of old.

***
Daniel 3:28

    28 Then Nebuchadnezzar spake, and
said, Blessed be the God of Shadrach,
Meshach, and Abednego, who hath sent
his angel, and delivered his servants
that trusted in him, and have changed
the king's word, and yielded their
bodies, that they might not serve nor
worship any god, except their own God.

***
Luke 22:39,41-43

    39 #And he came out, and went, as
he was wont, to the mount of Olives;
and his disciples also followed him.

    41 And he was withdrawn from them
about a stone's cast, and kneeled
down, and prayed,

    42 Saying, Father, if thou be
willing, remove this cup from me:
nevertheless not my will, but thine,
be done.

    43 And there appeared an angel unto
him from heaven, strengthening him.

***
Psalm 91:9-11

    9 Because thou hast made the Lord,
which is my refuge, even the most
High, thy habitation;

    10 There shall no evil befall thee,
neither shall any plague come nigh
thy dwelling.

    11 For he shall give his angels
charge over thee, to keep thee in all
thy ways.

581:4 Chapter 17: Glossary
(ANGELS)

    ANGELS. God's thoughts passing to man; spiritual intuitions, pure and perfect; the inspiration of goodness, purity, and immortality, counteracting all evil, sensuality, and mortality.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 299:7


    (Our angelic messengers)
    My angels are exalted thoughts, appearing at the door of some sepulchre, in which human belief has buried its fondest earthly hopes. With white fingers they point upward to a new and glorified trust, to higher ideals of life and its joys. Angels are God's representatives. These upward-soaring beings never lead towards self, sin, or materiality, but guide to the divine Principle of all good, whither every real individuality, image, or likeness of God, gathers. By giving earnest heed to these spiritual guides they tarry with us, and we entertain "angels unawares."

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 566:29-8


    (Angelic offices)
    The Old Testament assigns to the angels, God's divine messages, different offices. Michael's characteristic is spiritual strength. He leads the hosts of heaven against the power of sin, Satan, and fights the holy wars. Gabriel has the more quiet task of imparting a sense of the ever-presence of ministering Love. These angels deliver us from the depths. Truth and Love come nearer in the hour of woe, when strong faith or spiritual strength wrestles and prevails through the understanding of God. The Gabriel of His presence has no contests. To infinite, ever-present Love, all is Love, and there is no error, no sin, sickness, nor death.


Section 5


Acts 27:1,4,20-25,44(begin And)

    1 And when it was determined that
we should sail into Italy, they
delivered Paul and certain other
prisoners unto one named Julius, a
centurion of Augustus' band.

    4 And when we had launched from
thence, we sailed under Cyprus,
because the winds were contrary.

    20 And when neither sun nor stars
in many days appeared, and no small
tempest lay on us, all hope that we
should be saved was then taken away.

    21 But after long abstinence Paul
stood forth in the midst of them, and
said, Sirs, ye should have hearkened
unto me, and not have loosed from
Crete, and to have gained this harm
and loss.

    22 And now I exhort you to be of
good cheer: for there shall be no
loss of any man's life among you, but
of the ship.

    23 For there stood by me this night
the angel of God, whose I am, and
whom I serve,

    24 Saying, Fear not, Paul; thou
must be brought before Caesar: and,
lo, God hath given thee all them that
sail with thee.

    25 Wherefore, sirs, be of good
cheer: for I believe God, that it
shall be even as it was told me.

***
And the rest, some on boards, and
some on broken pieces of the ship.
And so it came to pass, that they
escaped all safe to land.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 192:17


    (The one real power)
    Moral and spiritual might belong to Spirit, who holds the "wind in His fists;" and this teaching accords with Science and harmony. In Science, you can have no power opposed to God, and the physical senses must give up their false testimony. Your influence for good depends upon the weight you throw into the right scale. The good you do and embody gives you the only power obtainable. Evil is not power. It is a mockery of strength, which erelong betrays its weakness and falls, never to rise.

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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 557:10-16

    (The curse removed)
    Christian Science reveals harmony as proportionately increasing as the line of creation rises towards spiritual man, - towards enlarged understanding and intelligence; but in the line of the corporeal senses, the less a mortal knows of sin, disease, and mortality, the better for him, - the less pain and sorrow are his.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 205:15


    (Perceiving the divine image)
    Befogged in error (the error of believing that matter can be intelligent for good or evil), we can catch clear glimpses of God only as the mists disperse, or as they melt into such thinness that we perceive the divine image in some word or deed which indicates the true idea, - the supremacy and reality of good, the nothingness and unreality of evil.


Section 6


Psalm 121:1-3,7,8

    1 I will lift up mine eyes unto
the hills, from whence cometh my
help.

    2 My help cometh from the Lord,
which made heaven and earth.

    3 He will not suffer thy foot to be
moved: he that keepeth thee will not
slumber.

    7 The Lord shall preserve thee from
all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.


    8 The Lord shall preserve thy going
out and thy coming in from this time
forth, and even for evermore.

***
Romans 8:38,39

    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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 426:5


    (Our footsteps heavenward)
    The discoverer of Christian Science finds the path less difficult when she has the high goal always before her thoughts, than when she counts her footsteps in endeavoring to reach it. When the destination is desirable, expectation speeds our progress. The struggle for Truth makes one strong instead of weak, resting instead of wearying one. If the belief in death were obliterated, and the understanding obtained that there is no death, this would be a "tree of life," known by its fruits. Man should renew his energies and endeavors, and see the folly of hypocrisy, while also learning the necessity of working out his own salvation. When it is learned that disease cannot destroy life, and that mortals are not saved from sin or sickness by death, this understanding will quicken into newness of life. It will master either a desire to die or a dread of the grave, and thus destroy the great fear that besets mortal existence.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 472:9

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


    (God's law destroys evil) Sickness, sin, and death, being inharmonious, do not originate in God nor belong to His government. His law, rightly understood, destroys them. Jesus furnished proofs of these statements.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 577:32-18(to .)


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


PSALM XXIII



    [Divine Love] is my shepherd; I shall not want.
    [Love] maketh me to lie down in green pastures: [Love] leadeth me beside the still waters.
    [Love] restoreth my soul [spiritual sense]: [Love] leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake.
    Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for [Love] is with me; [Love's] rod and [Love's] staff they comfort me.
    [Love] prepareth a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: [Love] anointeth my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
    Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house [the consciousness] of [Love] for ever.

Subheadings in this lesson

24 1 - No material creation
24 1 - No divine corporeality
24 1 - Deep-reaching interrogations
24 1 - No material law
24 1 - Laws of nature spiritual
24 2 - Mythology and materia medica
24 2 - Positive reassurance
24 2 - Proper stimulus
24 3 - Pardon and amendment
24 3 - Exclusion of malpractice
24 3 - The invalid's outlook
24 3 - No real disease
24 3 - Careful guidance
24 3 - Christian history
24 4 - Our angelic messengers
24 4 - Angelic offices
24 5 - The one real power
24 5 - The clouds dissolving
24 5 - The curse removed
24 5 - Perceiving the divine image
24 6 - Our footsteps heavenward
24 6 - God's law destroys evil
24 6 - - Psalm XXIII -


December 15,1907

Subject: 25

IS THE UNIVERSE, INCLUDING MAN, EVOLVED BY ATOMIC FORCE?

o3oo



-- Golden Text --

Psalm 90:16

    16 Let thy work appear unto thy
servants, and thy glory unto their
children.


Responsive Reading


Psalm 24:1-4,7-10

    1 The earth is the Lord's, and the
fulness thereof; the world, and they
that dwell therein.

    2 For he hath founded it upon the
seas, and established it upon the
floods.

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

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

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

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

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

    10 Who is this King of glory? The
Lord of hosts, he is the King of
glory.
Psalm 25:4,5,12-14

    4 Shew me thy ways, O Lord; teach
me thy paths.

    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.

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

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


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


Section 1


Psalm 104:24,30,31

    24 O Lord, how manifold are thy
works! in wisdom hast thou made them
all: the earth is full of thy riches.


    30 Thou sendest forth thy spirit,
they are created: and thou renewest
the face of the earth.

    31 The glory of the Lord shall
endure for ever: the Lord shall
rejoice in his works.
Psalm 148:1,3-5

    1 Praise ye the Lord. Praise ye
the Lord from the heavens: praise him
in the heights.

    3 Praise ye him, sun and moon:
praise him, all ye stars of light.

    4 Praise him, ye heavens of
heavens, and ye waters that be above
the heavens.

    5 Let them praise the name of the
Lord: for he commanded, and they were
created.

***
Job 26:13,14

    13 By his spirit he hath garnished
the heavens; his hand hath formed the
crooked serpent.

    14 Lo, these are parts of his ways:
but how little a portion is heard of
him? but the thunder of his power who
can understand?

***
Hebrews 11:3

    3 Through faith we understand that
the worlds were framed by the word of
God, so that things which are seen
were not made of things which do
appear.

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.

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


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

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 256:32


    (Limitless Mind)
    Infinite Mind is the creator, and creation is the infinite image or idea emanating from this Mind. If Mind is within and without all things, then all is Mind; and this definition is scientific.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 257:12

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


Section 2


Zechariah 4:6(begin This)

***
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.

***
Psalm 147:5,10

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


    10 He delighteth not in the
strength of the horse: he taketh not
pleasure in the legs of a man.

***
John 6:63

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

***
Ephesians 6:13,14,17

    13 Wherefore take unto you the
whole armour of God, that ye may be
able to withstand in the evil day,
and having done all, to stand.

    14 Stand therefore, having your
loins girt about with truth, and
having on the breastplate of
righteousness;

    17 And take the helmet of
salvation, and the sword of the
Spirit, which is the word of God:

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 279:9,13


    (Material mortality)
    Matter is neither created by Mind nor for the manifestation and support of Mind.
    (Spiritual tangibility) Spirit and matter can neither coexist nor cooperate, and one can no more create the other than Truth can create error, or vice versa.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 268:6-9

    (Materialistic challenge)
    Belief in a material basis, from which may be deduced all rationality, is slowly yielding to the idea of a metaphysical basis, looking away from matter to Mind as the cause of every effect.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 269:11

    (Divine metaphysics)
    Metaphysics is above physics, and matter does not enter into metaphysical premises or conclusions. The categories of metaphysics rest on one basis, the divine Mind. Metaphysics resolves things into thoughts, and exchanges the objects of sense for the ideas of Soul.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 467:29-3

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


    (Sinlessness of Mind, Soul)
    Reasoning from cause to effect in the Science of Mind, we begin with Mind, which must be understood through the idea which expresses it and cannot be learned from its opposite, matter. Thus we arrive at Truth, or intelligence, which evolves its own unerring idea and never can be coordinate with human illusions.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 278:16-27


    (One cause supreme)
    The admission that there can be material substance requires another admission, - namely, that Spirit is not infinite and that matter is self-creative, self-existent, and eternal. From this it would follow that there are two eternal causes, warring forever with each other; and yet we say that Spirit is supreme and all-presence.
    The belief of the eternity of matter contradicts the demonstration of life as Spirit, and leads to the conclusion that if man is material, he originated in matter and must return to dust, - logic which would prove his annihilation.


Section 3


Luke 6:45

    45 A good man out of the good
treasure of his heart bringeth forth
that which is good; and an evil man
out of the evil treasure of his heart
bringeth forth that which is evil:
for of the abundance of the heart his
mouth speaketh.

***
Matthew 7:15-20

    15 #Beware of false prophets, which
come to you in sheep's clothing, but
inwardly they are ravening wolves.

    16 Ye shall know them by their
fruits. Do men gather grapes of
thorns, or figs of thistles?

    17 Even so every good tree bringeth
forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree
bringeth forth evil fruit.

    18 A good tree cannot bring forth
evil fruit, neither can a corrupt
tree bring forth good fruit.

    19 Every tree that bringeth not
forth good fruit is hewn down, and
cast into the fire.

    20 Wherefore by their fruits ye
shall know them.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 276:29-23


    (Like evolving like)
    Nature and revelation inform us that like produces like. Divine Science does not gather grapes from thorns nor figs from thistles. Intelligence never produces non-intelligence; but matter is ever non-intelligent and therefore cannot spring from intelligence. To all that is unlike unerring and eternal Mind, this Mind saith, "Thou shalt surely die;" and elsewhere the Scripture says that dust returns to dust. The non-intelligent relapses into its own unreality. Matter never produces mind. The immortal never produces the mortal. Good cannot result in evil. As God Himself is good and is Spirit, goodness and spirituality must be immortal.
    Their opposites, evil and matter, are mortal error, and error has no creator. If goodness and spirituality are real, evil and materiality are unreal and cannot be the outcome of an infinite God, good.
    Natural history presents vegetables and animals as preserving their original species, - like reproducing like. A mineral is not produced by a vegetable nor the man by the brute. In reproduction, the order of genus and species is preserved throughout the entire round of nature. This points to the spiritual truth and Science of being. Error relies upon a reversal of this order, asserts that Spirit produces matter and matter produces all the ills of flesh, and therefore that good is the origin of evil. These suppositions contradict even the order of material so-called science.


Section 4


I Kings 19:1-5,11-13(to .)

    1 And Ahab told Jezebel all that
Elijah had done, and withal how he
had slain all the prophets with the
sword.

    2 Then Jezebel sent a messenger
unto Elijah, saying, So let the gods
do to me, and more also, if I make
not thy life as the life of one of
them by to morrow about this time.

    3 And when he saw that, he arose,
and went for his life, and came to
Beersheba, which belongeth to Judah,
and left his servant there.

    4 #But he himself went a day's
journey into the wilderness, and came
and sat down under a juniper tree:
and he requested for himself that he
might die; and said, It is enough;
now, O Lord, take away my life; for I
am not better than my fathers.

    5 And as he lay and slept under a
juniper tree, behold, then an angel
touched him, and said unto him, Arise
and eat.

    11 And he said, Go forth, and stand
upon the mount before the Lord. And,
behold, the Lord passed by, and a
great and strong wind rent the
mountains, and brake in pieces the
rocks before the Lord; but the Lord
was not in the wind: and after the
wind an earthquake; but the Lord was
not in the earthquake:

    12 And after the earthquake a fire;
but the Lord was not in the fire: and
after the fire a still small voice.

    13 And it was so, when Elijah heard
it, that he wrapped his face in his
mantle, and went out, and stood in
the entering in of the cave.

***
Luke 9:51-56

    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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 279:22-26


    (Pantheistic tendencies)
    Every system of human philosophy, doctrine, and medicine is more or less infected with the pantheistic belief that there is mind in matter; but this belief contradicts alike revelation and right reasoning.

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 - 300:26-31

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 306:32

    (The serpent's whisper)
    The parent of all human discord was the Adam-dream, the deep sleep, in which originated the delusion that life and intelligence proceeded from and passed into matter. This pantheistic error, or so-called serpent, insists still upon the opposite of Truth, saying, "Ye shall be as gods;" that is, I will make error as real and eternal as Truth.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 331:3-13

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

    (-4- Life the creator)
    If life were in mortal man or material things, it would be subject to their limitations and would end in death. Life is Mind, the creator reflected in His creations. If He dwelt within what He creates, God would not be reflected but absorbed, and the Science of being would be forever lost through a mortal sense, which falsely testifies to a beginning and an end.
    (-5- Allness of Spirit)
    V. The Scriptures imply that God is All-in-all. From this it follows that nothing possesses reality nor existence except the divine Mind and His ideas.


Section 5


Ecclesiastes 1:2

    2 Vanity of vanities, saith the
Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is
vanity.
Ecclesiastes 2:4,7,9,11

    4 I made me great works; I builded
me houses; I planted me vineyards:

    7 I got me servants and maidens,
and had servants born in my house;
also I had great possessions of great
and small cattle above all that were
in Jerusalem before me:

    9 So I was great, and increased
more than all that were before me in
Jerusalem: also my wisdom remained
with me.

    11 Then I looked on all the works
that my hands had wrought, and on the
labour that I had laboured to do:
and, behold, all was vanity and
vexation of spirit, and there was no
profit under the sun.

***
Isaiah 51:6

    6 Lift up your eyes to the heavens,
and look upon the earth beneath: for
the heavens shall vanish away like
smoke, and the earth shall wax old
like a garment, and they that dwell
therein shall die in like manner: but
my salvation shall be for ever, and
my righteousness shall not be
abolished.

***
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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 530:26-4


    (Scriptural allegory)
    The history of error is a dream-narrative. The dream has no reality, no intelligence, no mind; therefore the dreamer and dream are one, for neither is true nor real. First, this narrative supposes that something springs from nothing, that matter precedes mind. Second, it supposes that mind enters matter, and matter becomes living, substantial, and intelligent. The order of this allegory - the belief that everything springs from dust instead of from Deity - has been maintained in all the subsequent forms of belief.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 189:25-4


    (Human reproduction)
    From mortal mind comes the reproduction of the species, - first the belief of inanimate, and then of animate matter. According to mortal thought, the development of embryonic mortal mind commences in the lower, basal portion of the brain, and goes on in an ascending scale by evolution, keeping always in the direct line of matter, for matter is the subjective condition of mortal mind.
    Next we have the formation of so-called embryonic mortal mind, afterwards mortal men or mortals, - all this while matter is a belief, ignorant of itself, ignorant of what it is supposed to produce.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 190:14

    (Human frailty)
    Human birth, growth, maturity, and decay are as the grass springing from the soil with beautiful green blades, afterwards to wither and return to its native nothingness. This mortal seeming is temporal; it never merges into immortal being, but finally disappears, and immortal man, spiritual and eternal, is found to be the real man.


Section 6


Isaiah 34:4

    4 And all the host of heaven shall
be dissolved, and the heavens shall be
rolled together as a scroll: and all
their host shall fall down, as the
leaf falleth off from the vine, and
as a falling fig from the fig tree.

***
II Peter 3:10,13

    10 But the day of the Lord will
come as a thief in the night; in the
which the heavens shall pass away
with a great noise, and the elements
shall melt with fervent heat, the
earth also and the works that are
therein shall be burned up.

    13 Nevertheless we, according to
his promise, look for new heavens and
a new earth, wherein dwelleth
righteousness.

***
Matthew 24:35

    35 Heaven and earth shall pass
away, but my words shall not pass
away.

***
Isaiah 65:17

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

***
Revelation 21:3,4

    3 And I heard a great voice out of
heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle
of God is with men, and he will dwell
with them, and they shall be his
people, and God himself shall be with
them, and be their God.

    4 And God shall wipe away all tears
from their eyes; and there shall be
no more death, neither sorrow, nor
crying, neither shall there be any
more pain: for the former things are
passed away.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 279:16


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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 547:25


    (True theory of the universe)
    The true theory of the universe, including man, is not in material history but in spiritual development. Inspired thought relinquishes a material, sensual, and mortal theory of the universe, and adopts the spiritual and immortal.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 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 - 508:26-4

    (Rising to the light)
    Genesis i. 13. And the evening and the morning were the third day.



    The third stage in the order of Christian Science is an important one to the human thought, letting in the light of spiritual understanding. This period corresponds to the resurrection, when Spirit is discerned to be the Life of all, and the deathless Life, or Mind, dependent upon no material organization.

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.

Subheadings in this lesson

25 1 - God's creation intact
25 1 - Right interpretation
25 1 - Limitless Mind
25 1 - Matter is not substance
25 2 - Material mortality
25 2 - Spiritual tangibility
25 2 - Materialistic challenge
25 2 - Divine metaphysics
25 2 - Sinlessness of Mind, Soul
25 2 - One cause supreme
25 3 - Like evolving like
25 4 - Pantheistic tendencies
25 4 - Instruments of error
25 4 - The divine reflection
25 4 - The serpent's whisper
25 4 - -4- Life the creator
25 4 - -5- Allness of Spirit
25 5 - Scriptural allegory
25 5 - Human reproduction
25 5 - Human frailty
25 6 - Spiritual tangibility
25 6 - True theory of the universe
25 6 - Spiritual spheres
25 6 - Rising to the light
25 6 - Divine nature appearing


December 29,1907

Subject: 26

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE.

3ooo



-- Golden Text --

Isaiah 60:1

    1 Arise, shine; for thy light is
come, and the glory of the Lord is
risen upon thee.


Responsive Reading


Isaiah 32:1-10,14-18

    1 Behold, a king shall reign in
righteousness, and princes shall rule
in judgment.

    2 And a man shall be as an hiding
place from the wind, and a covert
from the tempest; as rivers of water
in a dry place, as the shadow of a
great rock in a weary land.

    3 And the eyes of them that see
shall not be dim, and the ears of
them that hear shall hearken.

    4 The heart also of the rash shall
understand knowledge, and the tongue
of the stammerers shall be ready to
speak plainly.

    5 The vile person shall be no more
called liberal, nor the churl said to
be bountiful.

    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.

    7 The instruments also of the churl
are evil: he deviseth wicked devices
to destroy the poor with lying words,
even when the needy speaketh right.

    8 But the liberal deviseth liberal
things; and by liberal things shall he
stand.

    9 #Rise up, ye women that are at
ease; hear my voice, ye careless
daughters; give ear unto my speech.

    10 Many days and years shall ye be
troubled, ye careless women: for the
vintage shall fail, the gathering
shall not come.

    14 Because the palaces shall be
forsaken; the multitude of the city
shall be left; the forts and towers
shall be for dens for ever, a joy of
wild asses, a pasture of flocks;

    15 Until the spirit be poured upon
us from on high, and the wilderness be
a fruitful field, and the fruitful
field be counted for a forest.

    16 Then judgment shall dwell in the
wilderness, and righteousness remain
in the fruitful field.

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

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


Section 1


Proverbs 30:5

    5 Every word of God is pure: he is
a shield unto them that put their
trust in him.

***
John 17:24

    24 Father, I will that they also,
whom thou hast given me, be with me
where I am; that they may behold my
glory, which thou hast given me: for
thou lovedst me before the foundation
of the world.

***
II Timothy 4:1-5

    1 I charge thee therefore before
God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who
shall judge the quick and the dead at
his appearing and his kingdom;

    2 Preach the word; be instant in
season, out of season; reprove,
rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering
and doctrine.

    3 For the time will come when they
will not endure sound doctrine; but
after their own lusts shall they heap
to themselves teachers, having
itching ears;

    4 And they shall turn away their
ears from the truth, and shall be
turned unto fables.

    5 But watch thou in all things,
endure afflictions, do the work of an
evangelist, make full proof of thy
ministry.

***
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.

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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 501:1-10

    (Spiritual interpretation)
    Scientific interpretation of the Scriptures properly starts with the beginning of the Old Testament, chiefly because the spiritual import of the Word, in its earliest articulations, often seems so smothered by the immediate context as to require explication; whereas the New Testament narratives are clearer and come nearer the heart. Jesus illumines them, showing the poverty of mortal existence, but richly recompensing human want and woe with spiritual gain.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 350:31-2


    (Truth a present help)
    In Jewish worship the Word was materially explained, and the spiritual sense was scarcely perceived. The religion which sprang from half-hidden Israelitish history was pedantic and void of healing power.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 24:4


    (Life's healing currents)
    Acquaintance with the original texts, and willingness to give up human beliefs (established by hierarchies, and instigated sometimes by the worst passions of men), open the way for Christian Science to be understood, and make the Bible the chart of life, where the buoys and healing currents of Truth are pointed out.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 547:23-25


    (True theory of the universe)
    The Scriptures are very sacred. Our aim must be to have them understood spiritually, for only by this understanding can truth be gained.


Section 2


Isaiah 58:1

    1 Cry aloud, spare not, lift up
thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my
people their transgression, and the
house of Jacob their sins.
Isaiah 62:1-3

    1 For Zion's sake will I not hold
my peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I
will not rest, until the
righteousness thereof go forth as
brightness, and the salvation thereof
as a lamp that burneth.

    2 And the Gentiles shall see thy
righteousness, and all kings thy
glory: and thou shalt be called by a
new name, which the mouth of the Lord
shall name.

    3 Thou shalt also be a crown of
glory in the hand of the Lord, and a
royal diadem in the hand of thy God.

***
I Corinthians 3:10,11

    10 According to the grace of God
which is given unto me, as a wise
masterbuilder, I have laid the
foundation, and another buildeth
thereon. But let every man take heed
how he buildeth thereupon.

    11 For other foundation can no man
lay than that is laid, which is Jesus
Christ.

***
Romans 16:25-27

    25 Now to him that is of power to
stablish you according to my gospel,
and the preaching of Jesus Christ,
according to the revelation of the
mystery, which was kept secret since
the world began,

    26 But now is made manifest, and by
the scriptures of the prophets,
according to the commandment of the
everlasting God, made known to all
nations for the obedience of faith:

    27 To God only wise, be glory
through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 464:21


    (The right motive and its reward)
    In founding a pathological system of Christianity, the author has labored to expound divine Principle, and not to exalt personality. The weapons of bigotry, ignorance, envy, fall before an honest heart. Adulterating Christian Science, makes it void. Falsity has no foundation. "The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep." Neither dishonesty nor ignorance ever founded, nor can they overthrow a scientific system of ethics.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 146:31


    (Reduction to system)
    Divine metaphysics is now reduced to a system, to a form comprehensible by and adapted to the thought of the age in which we live. This system enables the learner to demonstrate the divine Principle, upon which Jesus' healing was based, and the sacred rules for its present application to the cure of disease.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 546:23-8


    (Dawning of spiritual facts)
    Christian Science is dawning upon a material age. The great spiritual facts of being, like rays of light, shine in the darkness, though the darkness, comprehending them not, may deny their reality. The proof that the system stated in this book is Christianly scientific resides in the good this system accomplishes, for it cures on a divine demonstrable Principle which all may understand.
    (Proof given in healing)
    If mathematics should present a thousand different examples of one rule, the proving of one example would authenticate all the others. A simple statement of Christian Science, if demonstrated by healing, contains the proof of all here said of Christian Science. If one of the statements in this book is true, every one must be true, for not one departs from the stated system and rule. You can prove for yourself, dear reader, the Science of healing, and so ascertain if the author has given you the correct interpretation of Scripture.


Section 3


Psalm 19:7

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

***
Isaiah 8:16

    16 Bind up the testimony, seal the
law among my disciples.
Isaiah 51:4

    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.

***
Jeremiah 8:8,9

    8 How do ye say, We are wise, and
the law of the Lord is with us? Lo,
certainly in vain made he it; the pen
of the scribes is in vain.

    9 The wise men are ashamed, they
are dismayed and taken: lo, they have
rejected the word of the Lord; and
what wisdom is in them?

***
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.

***
James 1:25

    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.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 182:32


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

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 183:16-21

    (Laws of nature spiritual)
    The supposed laws which result in weariness and disease are not His laws, for the legitimate and only possible action of Truth is the production of harmony. Laws of nature are laws of Spirit; but mortals commonly recognize as law that which hides the power of Spirit.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 458:20


    (The panoply of wisdom)
    Sin makes deadly thrusts at the Christian Scientist as ritualism and creed are summoned to give place to higher law, but Science will ameliorate mortal malice. The Christianly scientific man reflects the divine law, thus becoming a law unto himself. He does violence to no man. Neither is he a false accuser. The Christian Scientist wisely shapes his course, and is honest and consistent in following the leadings of divine Mind. He must prove, through living as well as healing and teaching, that Christ's way is the only one by which mortals are radically saved from sin and sickness.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 385:11


    (Benefit of philanthropy)
    Let us remember that the eternal law of right, though it can never annul the law which makes sin its own executioner, exempts man from all penalties but those due for wrong-doing.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 380:32-1

    (Ignorance of our rights)
    Every law of matter or the body, supposed to govern man, is rendered null and void by the law of Life, God.


Section 4


Acts 3:1-3,6-8,11

    1 Now Peter and John went up
together into the temple at the hour
of prayer, being the ninth hour.

    2 And a certain man lame from his
mother's womb was carried, whom they
laid daily at the gate of the temple
which is called Beautiful, to ask
alms of them that entered into the
temple;

    3 Who seeing Peter and John about
to go into the temple asked an alms.

    6 Then Peter said, Silver and gold
have I none; but such as I have give I
thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of
Nazareth rise up and walk.

    7 And he took him by the right
hand, and lifted him up: and
immediately his feet and ancle bones
received strength.

    8 And he leaping up stood, and
walked, and entered with them into
the temple, walking, and leaping, and
praising God.

    11 And as the lame man which was
healed held Peter and John, all the
people ran together unto them in the
porch that is called Solomon's,
greatly wondering.
Acts 4:5,6,13,14,18-20

    5 #And it came to pass on the
morrow, that their rulers, and
elders, and scribes,

    6 And Annas the high priest, and
Caiaphas, and John, and Alexander,
and as many as were of the kindred of
the high priest, were gathered
together at Jerusalem.

    13 #Now when they saw the boldness
of Peter and John, and perceived that
they were unlearned and ignorant men,
they marvelled; and they took
knowledge of them, that they had been
with Jesus.

    14 And beholding the man which was
healed standing with them, they could
say nothing against it.

    18 And they called them, and
commanded them not to speak at all
nor teach in the name of Jesus.

    19 But Peter and John answered and
said unto them, Whether it be right in
the sight of God to hearken unto you
more than unto God, judge ye.

    20 For we cannot but speak the
things which we have seen and heard.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 342:21


    (Argument of good works)
    Christian Science awakens the sinner, reclaims the infidel, and raises from the couch of pain the helpless invalid. It speaks to the dumb the words of Truth, and they answer with rejoicing. It causes the deaf to hear, the lame to walk, and the blind to see. Who would be the first to disown the Christliness of good works, when our Master says, "By their fruits ye shall know them"?

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - x:30

    No intellectual proficiency is requisite in the learner, but sound morals are most desirable.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 126:22


    (Biblical basis)
    I have set forth Christian Science and its application to the treatment of disease just as I have discovered them. I have demonstrated through Mind the effects of Truth on the health, longevity, and morals of men; and I have found nothing in ancient or in modern systems on which to found my own, except the teachings and demonstrations of our great Master and the lives of prophets and apostles. The Bible has been my only authority. I have had no other guide in "the straight and narrow way" of Truth.

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.


Section 5


Psalm 89:15

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

***
John 1:19,20,27,29

    19 #And this is the record of John,
when the Jews sent priests and
Levites from Jerusalem to ask him,
Who art thou?

    20 And he confessed, and denied
not; but confessed, I am not the
Christ.

    27 He it is, who coming after me is
preferred before me, whose shoe's
latchet I am not worthy to unloose.

    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.

***
Titus 2:11-13

    11 For the grace of God that
bringeth salvation hath appeared to
all men,

    12 Teaching us that, denying
ungodliness and worldly lusts, we
should live soberly, righteously, and
godly, in this present world;

    13 Looking for that blessed hope,
and the glorious appearing of the
great God and our Saviour Jesus
Christ;

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 116:11


    (Aim of Science)
    A correct view of Christian Science and of its adaptation to healing includes vastly more than is at first seen. Works on metaphysics leave the grand point untouched. They never crown the power of Mind as the Messiah, nor do they carry the day against physical enemies, - even to the extinction of all belief in matter, evil, disease, and death, - nor insist upon the fact that God is all, therefore that matter is nothing beyond an image in mortal mind.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 341:11


    (Supported by facts)
    In Christian Science mere opinion is valueless. Proof is essential to a due estimate of this subject. Sneers at the application of the word Science to Christianity cannot prevent that from being scientific which is based on divine Principle, demonstrated according to a divine given rule, and subjected to proof. The facts are so absolute and numerous in support of Christian Science, that misrepresentation and denunciation cannot overthrow it. Paul alludes to "doubtful disputations." The hour has struck when proof and demonstration, instead of opinion and dogma, are summoned to the support of Christianity, "making wise the simple."

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 147:14


    (Perusal and practice)
    Although this volume contains the complete Science of Mind-healing, never believe that you can absorb the whole meaning of the Science by a simple perusal of this book. The book needs to be studied, and the demonstration of the rules of scientific healing will plant you firmly on the spiritual groundwork of Christian Science. This proof lifts you high above the perishing fossils of theories already antiquated, and enables you to grasp the spiritual facts of being hitherto unattained and seemingly dim.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 111:11-14

    (Optical illustration of Science)
    The Principle of divine metaphysics is God; the practice of divine metaphysics is the utilization of the power of Truth over error; its rules demonstrate its Science.


Section 6


John 12:35,46

    35 Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a
little while is the light with you.
Walk while ye have the light, lest
darkness come upon you: for he that
walketh in darkness knoweth not
whither he goeth.

    46 I am come a light into the
world, that whosoever believeth on me
should not abide in darkness.

***
Matthew 5:14,16

    14 Ye are the light of the world. A
city that is set on an hill cannot be
hid.

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

***
I John 1:5

    5 This then is the message which we
have heard of him, and declare unto
you, that God is light, and in him is
no darkness at all.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 510:9


    (Spiritual ideas apprehended)
    Truth and Love enlighten the understanding, in whose "light shall we see light;" and this illumination is reflected spiritually by all who walk in the light and turn away from a false material sense.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 367:17-29


    (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.
    The infinite Truth of the Christ-cure has come to this age through a "still, small voice," through silent utterances and divine anointing which quicken and increase the beneficial effects of Christianity. I long to see the consummation of my hope, namely, the student's higher attainments in this line of light.

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?

Subheadings in this lesson

26 1 - Spiritual harmony
26 1 - Spiritual interpretation
26 1 - Truth a present help
26 1 - Life's healing currents
26 1 - True theory of the universe
26 2 - The right motive and its reward
26 2 - Reduction to system
26 2 - Dawning of spiritual facts
26 2 - Proof given in healing
26 3 - No material law
26 3 - Laws of nature spiritual
26 3 - The panoply of wisdom
26 3 - Benefit of philanthropy
26 3 - Ignorance of our rights
26 4 - Argument of good works
26 4 - Biblical basis
26 4 - The demonstration lost and found
26 5 - Aim of Science
26 5 - Supported by facts
26 5 - Perusal and practice
26 5 - Optical illustration of Science
26 6 - Spiritual ideas apprehended
26 6 - Light and darkness
26 6 - The salt of the earth
26 6 - Christ's reappearance

List of all subheadings



01 1 - Darkness scattered
01 1 - -1- The deific supremacy
01 1 - -6- The universal cause
01 1 - -Platform summation-
01 2 - Priestly pride humbled
01 2 - Denials of divine power
01 2 - The one real power
01 2 - Will-power an animal propensity
01 3 - Fleshly ties temporal
01 3 - Spiritual conception
01 3 - The infinitude of God
01 3 - The sole governor
01 3 - Spirit names and blesses
01 3 - Ideas and identities
01 4 - Man-made theories
01 4 - No divine corporeality
01 4 - Infinite physique impossible
01 4 - Matter is not substance
01 4 - Fatal premises
01 4 - Deity unchangeable
01 4 - God's standard
01 5 - Spirit the starting-point
01 5 - The divine completeness
01 5 - Science and Christianity
01 5 - The ascent of species
01 5 - Christianity scientific
01 5 - Harmony from Spirit
01 5 - Certain contradictions
01 6 - Our belief and understanding
01 6 - Fruitless worship
01 6 - Need and supply
01 6 - Spirit transforms
01 6 - Undesirable records
01 6 - Perfect models
02 1 - Sacred sacrament
02 1 - Spiritual refreshment
02 1 - Jesus' sad repast
02 1 - The last breakfast
02 2 - The last breakfast
02 2 - Sorrow and reformation
02 2 - Pardon and amendment
02 2 - Appetites to be abandoned
02 2 - Conversion of Saul
02 3 - Efficacious repentance
02 3 - Treasure in heaven
02 3 - Bodily presence
02 3 - Help and hindrance
02 3 - Found wanting
02 4 - The last breakfast
02 4 - Spiritual Eucharist
02 4 - Incisive questions
02 5 - Assistance in brotherhood
02 5 - Continuity of interest
02 5 - Truth desecrated
02 5 - Genuine healing
02 5 - New era in Jesus
02 5 - Healthful theology
02 6 - Recreant disciples
02 6 - Healing primary
02 6 - Complete emulation
03 1 - -4- Life the creator
03 1 - Living temple
03 1 - The origin of divinity
03 1 - Discontent with life
03 1 - Careful guidance
03 1 - Spiritual offspring
03 2 - Eternity of Life
03 2 - Real Life is God
03 2 - Matter versus Spirit
03 2 - Life independent of matter
03 2 - The immortal birth
03 3 - Mind destroys all ills
03 3 - Raising the dead
03 3 - The chief stones in the temple
03 3 - The lungs reformed
03 4 - Jesus' sinless career
03 4 - -Platform summation-
03 4 - Effective triumph
03 4 - False claims annihilated
03 4 - Patient waiting
03 4 - Perfect models
03 5 - Jewish traditions
03 5 - Death outdone
03 5 - Fellowship with Christ
03 5 - Signs following
03 6 - Key to the kingdom
03 6 - Divinity not childless
03 6 - Thought-forms
03 6 - Eternal beauty
03 6 - Understanding versus belief
04 1 - -7- Divine trinity
04 1 - Tritheism impossible
04 1 - Annihilation of error
04 1 - Jesus the way-shower
04 1 - Rebukes helpful
04 1 - Mathematics and scientific logic
04 2 - No material law
04 2 - Laws of nature spiritual
04 2 - Belief and understanding
04 2 - Behest of the cross
04 2 - Belief in many gods
04 2 - Sickness erroneous
04 2 - The great question
04 3 - Spiritual firmament
04 3 - Understanding imparted
04 3 - Original reflected
04 3 - Spiritual gateway
04 3 - Divine nature appearing
04 3 - Narrow pathway
04 4 - -10- Holy Ghost or Comforter
04 4 - Injustice to the Saviour
04 4 - No physical science
04 4 - New Testament basis
04 4 - Modern evangel
04 4 - Judgment on error
04 5 - Spirituality of Scripture
04 5 - Knowledge and honesty
04 5 - Effectual invocation
04 5 - Deity unchangeable
04 5 - Christian pleading
04 5 - Truthful arguments
04 6 - The true worship
04 6 - Question of precedence
04 6 - Christian history
04 6 - Unimproved opportunities
04 6 - The tares and wheat
04 6 - Real and counterfeit
04 6 - Results of faith in Truth
05 1 - Spirit the starting-point
05 1 - Vain ecstasies
05 1 - Principle and practice
05 1 - Christian warfare
05 2 - -2- The deific definitions
05 2 - Inspired interpretation
05 2 - Spiritual interpretation
05 2 - Scriptures misinterpreted
05 2 - Right views of humanity
05 2 - Standpoint revealed
05 3 - Immortal achieval
05 3 - Effective triumph
05 3 - Healing primary
05 3 - Jesus not God
05 3 - Jesus not understood
05 4 - Love frees from fear
05 4 - Superiority to sickness and sin
05 4 - Love casteth out fear
05 4 - -Platform summation-
05 5 - Ontology defined
05 5 - Source of calmness
05 5 - Wrong and right way
05 5 - Sickness from mortal mind
05 5 - Condition of progress
05 6 - Love's endowment
05 6 - Eternal beauty
05 6 - Inverted images
05 6 - The spiritual mathematics
05 6 - The robe of Science
06 1 - -17- Infinite Spirit
06 1 - -19- Soul and Spirit one
06 1 - Derivatives of spirit
06 1 - God's allness learned
06 2 - Divine personality
06 2 - Corporeal ignorance
06 2 - Found wanting
06 2 - Spirits obsolete
06 2 - Scientific man
06 3 - The fruit forbidden
06 3 - Truth by inversion
06 3 - Spiritual awakening
06 3 - Spiritual translation
06 3 - Jesus' disregard of matter
06 3 - Scientific translations
06 4 - Native freedom
06 4 - Mental emancipation
06 4 - The serpent of error
06 4 - Scientific finalities
06 4 - Cumulative repentance
06 4 - Spiritual baptism
06 5 - Spiritual origin
06 5 - Spiritual conception
06 5 - Individual permanency
06 5 - Man linked with Spirit
06 5 - Progressive development
06 6 - The uses of truth
06 6 - Exclusion of malpractice
06 6 - Divine victory
06 6 - The darkest hours of all
06 6 - Fulfilment of the Law
06 6 - Key to the kingdom
07 1 - Real and unreal identity
07 1 - -19- Soul and Spirit one
07 1 - -1- The deific supremacy
07 1 - Real versus unreal
07 1 - Mankind redeemed
07 1 - Two chief commands
07 1 - Ever-appearing creation
07 2 - Scientific foreknowing
07 2 - Music, rhythm of head and heart
07 2 - Adam and the senses
07 2 - The senses of Soul
07 2 - Health from reliance on spirituality
07 2 - Mind destroys all ills
07 2 - Soul defined
07 3 - Reflection of Spirit
07 3 - Opposite symbols
07 3 - Real being never lost
07 3 - Unscientific theories
07 3 - Material knowledge illusive
07 3 - Mankind redeemed
07 4 - Jesus' disregard of matter
07 4 - The sun and Soul
07 4 - Mental propagation
07 4 - Degrees of development
07 4 - Man inseperable from Spirit
07 5 - Corporeal changes
07 5 - Definition of man
07 5 - Science versus sense
07 5 - Standpoints changed
07 5 - A mortal not man
07 5 - Seemingly independent authority
07 6 - Spiritual concord
07 6 - Perpetual motion
07 6 - Emotional utterances
07 6 - Vision opening
07 6 - Ultimate harmony
08 1 - True sense of infinitude
08 1 - Servants and masters
08 1 - Eradicate error from thought
08 1 - Mortal mind controlled
08 1 - A stately advance
08 1 - The modus of homoeopathy
08 1 - Destruction of all evil
08 1 - Superiority to sickness and sin
08 2 - The serpent's whisper
08 2 - Mental and physical oneness
08 2 - Animal magnetism destroyed
08 2 - The genus of error
08 3 - Mystical antagonists
08 3 - Hebrew theology
08 3 - The true sonship
08 3 - Impossible coalescence
08 3 - Conservative antagonism
08 3 - Sectarianism and opposition
08 3 - Science the way
08 4 - Confusion confounded
08 4 - Backsliders and mistakes
08 4 - No material law
08 4 - A so-called mind-cure
08 4 - Laws of nature spiritual
08 5 - Materialistic challenge
08 5 - False womanhood
08 5 - Christian Science discovered
08 5 - New lines of thought
08 5 - Scientific evidence
08 6 - Divine energy
08 6 - Truth an alterative
08 6 - Day of judgment
08 6 - Primitive error
08 6 - Universal panacea
09 1 - -13- The divine Principle and idea
09 1 - -14- Spiritual oneness
09 2 - The one anointed
09 2 - God's man discerned
09 3 - Jesus' disregard of matter
09 3 - Rebukes helpful
09 3 - Bearing our sins
09 3 - Death outdone
09 4 - Victory over the grave
09 4 - Mockery of truth
09 4 - A belief suicidal
09 4 - Spiritual law the only law
09 4 - Spiritual power
09 4 - Inexhaustible divine Love
09 5 - Inspiration of sacrifice
09 5 - Indestructible being
09 5 - Consecration required
09 5 - Both words and works
09 5 - Divine authority
09 6 - Jesus as mediator
09 6 - Spiritual government
09 6 - Sonship of Jesus
09 6 - The conflict with purity
10 1 - Beatific presence
10 1 - Human reflection
10 1 - Love imparts beauty
10 1 - God's idea the ideal man
10 1 - No baneful creation
10 2 - Copartnership impossible
10 2 - Two infinite creators absurd
10 2 - Record of error
10 2 - No temptation from God
10 2 - Ancient confusion
10 2 - No real disease
10 2 - The curse removed
10 3 - Spiritual origin
10 3 - Fleshly ties temporal
10 3 - Scientific finalities
10 3 - Man's genuine being
10 3 - God's creation intact
10 4 - The fruit forbidden
10 4 - Disease far more docile than iniquity
10 4 - Ignorance the sign of error
10 4 - Evanescent materiality
10 4 - Spiritual reflection
10 4 - Sensationless body
10 5 - -13- The divine Principle and idea
10 5 - Jesus as mediator
10 5 - Christian Science as old as God
10 5 - A definite rule discovered
10 5 - Uses of suffering
10 6 - The true sense
10 6 - Spiritual proofs of existence
10 6 - Mythical pleasure
10 6 - The great conflict
10 6 - Human frailty
11 1 - Substance versus supposition
11 1 - One cause supreme
11 1 - Substance spiritual
11 1 - Terms adopted by the author
11 1 - Spiritual synonyms
11 2 - Pantheistic tendencies
11 2 - Instruments of error
11 2 - Confusion confounded
11 2 - Unscientific theories
11 3 - Spiritual reflection
11 3 - Primitive error
11 3 - Sense-dreams
11 3 - Man's entity
11 3 - -18- The only substance
11 4 - Spiritual thoughts
11 4 - Ever-appearing creation
11 4 - Matter is not substance
11 4 - Thought seen as substance
11 4 - The infinitude of God
11 5 - Jesus the Scientist
11 5 - The bodily resurrection
11 5 - Soul impeccable
11 5 - The cup of Jesus
11 5 - Knowledge and Truth
11 6 - One primal cause
11 6 - God's creation intact
11 6 - Death but an illusion
11 6 - Celestial evidence
11 6 - The divine reflection
11 6 - Inverted images and ideas
12 1 - Biological inventions
12 1 - Divine providence
12 1 - Material inception
12 1 - Starvation and dyspepsia
12 1 - Mind and stomach
12 1 - Love's endowment
12 2 - How healing was lost
12 2 - Creation reversed
12 2 - Evanescent materiality
12 3 - Biological inventions
12 3 - Spiritual firmament
12 3 - Spirit the starting-point
12 3 - Eternity of Life
12 3 - Soul not confined in body
12 4 - Matter versus Spirit
12 4 - Physiology unscientific
12 4 - Wrong and right way
12 4 - The important decision
12 4 - Prophetic ignorance
12 4 - God the Principle of all
12 4 - Science versus sense
12 5 - Spiritual law the only law
12 5 - Rejected theories
12 5 - Harmony natural
12 5 - Denials of divine power
12 6 - Jesus in the tomb
12 6 - Obstacles overcome
12 6 - Within the veil
13 1 - Spiritual proofs of existence
13 1 - Unrealities that seem real
13 1 - Divine synonyms
13 1 - -6- The universal cause
13 2 - The infinite one Spirit
13 2 - Found wanting
13 2 - Present salvation
13 2 - Man's genuine being
13 2 - Scientific evidence
13 2 - Solitary research
13 2 - God's allness learned
13 3 - -27- True idea of man
13 3 - Immortal models
13 3 - Spiritual thoughts
13 3 - Growth is from Mind
13 3 - Continuity of thoughts
13 4 - Laws of nature spiritual
13 4 - Immortal sentences
13 4 - God-given dominion
13 4 - Priestly pride humbled
13 4 - Superiority to sickness and sin
13 4 - The one real power
13 5 - Rudiments of growth
13 5 - Condition of progress
13 5 - Standpoint revealed
13 5 - Progress demanded
13 5 - Spirit transforms
13 5 - So-called superiority
13 6 - Universal brotherhood
13 6 - Perpetual motion
13 6 - Spiritual baptism
13 6 - The one only way
13 6 - Error destroyed, not pardoned
13 6 - Chord and discord
13 6 - Spiritual concord
14 1 - -20- The one divine Mind
14 1 - Proof by induction
14 1 - Sickness from mortal mind
14 1 - Destruction of all evil
14 1 - Steadfast and calm trust
14 2 - Impotence of hate
14 2 - -30- Divine pardon
14 2 - Morality required
14 2 - Divine victory
14 2 - No temptation from God
14 2 - The armor of divinity
14 3 - Life all-inclusive
14 3 - Raising the dead
14 3 - A belief suicidal
14 4 - The divine life-link
14 4 - Immortal man
14 4 - Spirit the tangible
14 4 - The real and the unreal
14 4 - Weakness of material theories
14 4 - Irreconcilable differences
14 5 - - Prayer -
14 5 - Fruitless worship
14 5 - Basis of miracles
14 5 - Destruction of all evil
14 6 - Expose sin without believing in it
14 6 - Divine fulfilment
14 6 - Truth destroys falsity
15 1 - Spiritual thoughts
15 1 - Contrasted testimony
15 1 - Allegiance to Spirit
15 1 - Destruction of all evil
15 1 - -32- Basis of health and immortality
15 2 - Cleansing the mind
15 2 - Cumulative repentance
15 2 - -31- Evil not produced by God
15 2 - Scientific consistency
15 2 - Practical arguments
15 3 - Disease a dream
15 3 - Fear as the foundation
15 3 - Unspoken pleading
15 3 - Mind can destroy all ills
15 3 - God's law destroys evil
15 4 - Priestly pride humbled
15 4 - Destruction of all evil
15 4 - A higher discovery
15 4 - God-given dominion
15 4 - Begin rightly
15 5 - Our footsteps heavenward
15 5 - Life not contingent on matter
15 5 - Patience and final perfection
15 5 - Reason and Science
15 6 - Real Life is God
15 6 - Mental propagation
15 6 - Vapor and nothingness
15 6 - Harmonious lifework
15 6 - Mortals are not immortals
16 1 - Divine oneness
16 1 - Priestly pride humbled
16 1 - Divided vestments
16 1 - Recognition of benefits
16 1 - The panoply of wisdom
16 2 - Sectarianism and opposition
16 2 - The real pillory
16 2 - Selfishness and loss
16 2 - Persecution prolonged
16 3 - Man's genuine being
16 3 - Human reconciliation
16 3 - Narrow pathway
16 3 - Requisite change of our ideals
16 3 - Thoughts are things
16 4 - Commands of Jesus
16 4 - Studious disciples
16 4 - Jesus as mediator
16 4 - Justice and substitution
16 5 - Marvels and reformations
16 5 - Spiritual foreshadowings
16 5 - Jesus' sinless career
16 5 - Moral victory
16 6 - Counsel for defence
16 6 - Receptive hearts
16 6 - Efficacious repentance
16 6 - Choose ye today
16 6 - Crumbs of comfort
17 1 - Sin is punished
17 1 - Salvation and probation
17 1 - Death no advantage
17 1 - Future purification
17 1 - Sin is punished
17 1 - Death no benefactor
17 2 - Causation not in matter
17 2 - Emergence of mortals
17 2 - Persistence of species
17 2 - Disease mental
17 2 - Human reconciliation
17 2 - The uses of truth
17 2 - Divine study
17 3 - Final purpose
17 3 - Righteous retribution
17 3 - Image of the beast
17 4 - Salvation and probation
17 4 - Sorrow and reformation
17 4 - Appetites to be abandoned
17 4 - No material creation
17 5 - Second death
17 5 - A dream vanishing
17 5 - Immaterial pleasure
17 5 - Scientific purgation
17 6 - Rising to the light
17 6 - Spiritual ascension
17 6 - Immortal man
17 6 - Jesus the Scientist
18 1 - Justice and recompense
18 1 - The fall of error
18 1 - Man inseparable from Love
18 1 - Harmony natural
18 1 - Sin or fear the root of sickness
18 1 - Final destruction of error
18 2 - Retribution and remorse
18 2 - Dwelling in dreamland
18 2 - Blessings from pain
18 2 - Saving the inebriate
18 2 - Uses of suffering
18 3 - Image of the beast
18 3 - Cleansing upheaval
18 3 - Appetites to be abandoned
18 3 - Temperance reform
18 3 - A bright outlook
18 4 - Final purpose
18 4 - Nothingness of error
18 4 - Error's power imaginary
18 4 - Diabolism destroyed
18 4 - Pardon and amendment
18 5 - Sickness will abate
18 5 - Need and supply
18 5 - Narrow pathway
18 5 - Error destroyed, not pardoned
18 5 - The hopeful outlook
18 6 - Spiritualized consciousness
18 6 - Universal brotherhood
18 6 - Perfection requisite
18 6 - Resist to the end
18 6 - Mortal mind's disappearance
19 1 - A mortal not man
19 1 - Creation reversed
19 1 - Contradictions not found
19 1 - Mist, or false claim
19 1 - Progeny cursed
19 1 - Fear comes of error
19 2 - Spiritual and material
19 2 - Divine origination
19 2 - Murder brings its curse
19 2 - Growth is from Mind
19 3 - Suicide and sin
19 3 - Man unfallen
19 3 - Mortals are not immortals
19 3 - Receptive hearts
19 4 - Faith according to works
19 4 - Priestly learning
19 4 - Fear and sickness identical
19 4 - The great question
19 4 - House of bondage
19 5 - -29- Adam not ideal man
19 5 - Spirit and flesh
19 5 - Christ the ideal Truth
19 5 - God's man discerned
19 6 - Mortality mythical
19 6 - The infinitude of God
19 6 - Jesus' disregard of matter
19 6 - Deformity and perfection
19 6 - The present immortality
20 1 - Divine personality
20 1 - Indestructible life of man
20 1 - Light and darkness
20 1 - Hypocrisy condemned
20 1 - Leaven of Truth
20 2 - Man unfallen
20 2 - Mortals are not immortals
20 2 - Imperishable identity
20 2 - -27- True idea of man
20 2 - So-called superiority
20 3 - Mental propagation
20 3 - Man linked with Spirit
20 3 - Slavery abolished
20 3 - The panoply of wisdom
20 3 - Ancient confusion
20 3 - Mortals unlike immortals
20 4 - Sorrow and reformation
20 4 - Efficacious repentance
20 4 - Progress demanded
20 4 - Appetites to be abandoned
20 4 - Cumulative repentance
20 5 - Spiritual baptism
20 5 - Spiritual Eucharist
20 5 - Spirit transforms
20 5 - Spiritual idea revealed
20 5 - The conflict with purity
20 5 - Mind one and all
20 6 - Spiritual idea crowned
20 6 - Confusion confounded
20 6 - Mankind redeemed
20 6 - Forgetfulness of self
20 6 - The true sense
21 1 - Higher statutes
21 1 - -19- Soul and Spirit one
21 1 - Music, rhythm of head and heart
21 1 - Spiritual structure
21 1 - Health from reliance on spirituality
21 2 - Soul defined
21 2 - Scientific translations
21 2 - A belief suicidal
21 2 - Soul impeccable
21 3 - Reflection of Spirit
21 3 - Man inseperable from Spirit
21 3 - The chief stones in the temple
21 3 - Life only in Spirit
21 3 - Soul greater than body
21 3 - Evident impossibilities
21 4 - Spiritual translation
21 4 - Good indefinable
21 4 - The senses of Soul
21 4 - Five senses deceptive
21 4 - Thought-forms
21 5 - Jesus' disregard of matter
21 5 - Sickness as only thought
21 5 - Awaken the patient
21 5 - Need and supply
21 6 - Corporeal changes
21 6 - Geology a failure
21 6 - Strong position
21 6 - Life not contingent on matter
21 6 - Vision opening
22 1 - Animal magnetism error
22 1 - Mere negation
22 1 - Perfection of divine government
22 1 - The genus of error
22 2 - Impossible intercommunion
22 2 - Found wanting
22 2 - One government
22 2 - Key to the kingdom
22 3 - Cleansing the mind
22 3 - Evil let loose
22 3 - Hidden ways of iniquity
22 3 - Christly warning
22 3 - Thought-transference
22 3 - Proper self-government
22 4 - The traitor's conspiracy
22 4 - The robe of Science
22 4 - Expiation by suffering
22 5 - Personal conclusions
22 5 - Liberation of mental powers
22 5 - Animal magnetism destroyed
22 5 - False claims annihilated
22 6 - Dragon cast down to earth
22 6 - Paean of jubilee
22 6 - The conflict with purity
22 6 - Tests in our day
23 1 - Causation considered
23 1 - Useful knowledge
23 1 - Salvation is through reform
23 1 - Hypocrisy condemned
23 1 - Evident impossibilities
23 1 - One primal cause
23 1 - Jurisdiction of Mind
23 2 - Inadequate theories of creation
23 2 - Causation not in matter
23 2 - Embryonic evolution
23 2 - Physical science a blind belief
23 3 - Logic and revelation
23 3 - Destruction of all evil
23 3 - Mind the only cause
23 3 - Sickness from mortal mind
23 3 - Divine synonyms
23 4 - Spiritual thoughts
23 4 - Error unveiled
23 4 - God's allness learned
23 4 - Elohistic plurality
23 4 - Indestructible relationship
23 5 - Infinity measureless
23 5 - Scientific offspring
23 5 - Mortality vanquished
23 5 - Ideas and identities
23 6 - Spiritual subdivision
23 6 - Perfection of creation
23 6 - -8- Father-Mother
23 6 - Spiritual harmony
24 1 - No material creation
24 1 - No divine corporeality
24 1 - Deep-reaching interrogations
24 1 - No material law
24 1 - Laws of nature spiritual
24 2 - Mythology and materia medica
24 2 - Positive reassurance
24 2 - Proper stimulus
24 3 - Pardon and amendment
24 3 - Exclusion of malpractice
24 3 - The invalid's outlook
24 3 - No real disease
24 3 - Careful guidance
24 3 - Christian history
24 4 - Our angelic messengers
24 4 - Angelic offices
24 5 - The one real power
24 5 - The clouds dissolving
24 5 - The curse removed
24 5 - Perceiving the divine image
24 6 - Our footsteps heavenward
24 6 - God's law destroys evil
24 6 - - Psalm XXIII -
25 1 - God's creation intact
25 1 - Right interpretation
25 1 - Limitless Mind
25 1 - Matter is not substance
25 2 - Material mortality
25 2 - Spiritual tangibility
25 2 - Materialistic challenge
25 2 - Divine metaphysics
25 2 - Sinlessness of Mind, Soul
25 2 - One cause supreme
25 3 - Like evolving like
25 4 - Pantheistic tendencies
25 4 - Instruments of error
25 4 - The divine reflection
25 4 - The serpent's whisper
25 4 - -4- Life the creator
25 4 - -5- Allness of Spirit
25 5 - Scriptural allegory
25 5 - Human reproduction
25 5 - Human frailty
25 6 - Spiritual tangibility
25 6 - True theory of the universe
25 6 - Spiritual spheres
25 6 - Rising to the light
25 6 - Divine nature appearing
26 1 - Spiritual harmony
26 1 - Spiritual interpretation
26 1 - Truth a present help
26 1 - Life's healing currents
26 1 - True theory of the universe
26 2 - The right motive and its reward
26 2 - Reduction to system
26 2 - Dawning of spiritual facts
26 2 - Proof given in healing
26 3 - No material law
26 3 - Laws of nature spiritual
26 3 - The panoply of wisdom
26 3 - Benefit of philanthropy
26 3 - Ignorance of our rights
26 4 - Argument of good works
26 4 - Biblical basis
26 4 - The demonstration lost and found
26 5 - Aim of Science
26 5 - Supported by facts
26 5 - Perusal and practice
26 5 - Optical illustration of Science
26 6 - Spiritual ideas apprehended
26 6 - Light and darkness
26 6 - The salt of the earth
26 6 - Christ's reappearance

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