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January 5,1908

Subject: 01

GOD.

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-- Golden Text --

I Timothy 4:10

    10 For therefore we both labour and
suffer reproach, because we trust in
the living God, who is the Saviour of
all men, specially of those that
believe.


Responsive Reading


Psalm 52:1,3,7-9

    1 Why boastest thou thyself in
mischief, O mighty man? the goodness
of God endureth continually.

    3 Thou lovest evil more than good;
and lying rather than to speak
righteousness.

    7 Lo, this is the man that made not
God his strength; but trusted in the
abundance of his riches, and
strengthened himself in his
wickedness.

    8 But I am like a green olive tree
in the house of God: I trust in the
mercy of God for ever and ever.

    9 I will praise thee for ever,
because thou hast done it: and I will
wait on thy name; for it is good
before thy saints.
Psalm 53:1,6

    1 The fool hath said in his heart,
There is no God. Corrupt are they, and
have done abominable iniquity: there
is none that doeth good.

    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 54:1-4,6

    1 Save me, O God, by thy name, and
judge me by thy strength.

    2 Hear my prayer, O God; give ear
to the words of my mouth.

    3 For strangers are risen up
against me, and oppressors seek after
my soul: they have not set God before
them.

    4 Behold, God is mine helper: the
Lord is with them that uphold my
soul.

    6 I will freely sacrifice unto
thee: I will praise thy name, O Lord;
for it is good.


Section 1


Psalm 5:2

    2 Hearken unto the voice of my cry,
my King, and my God: for unto thee
will I pray.
Psalm 24:9,10

    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.

***
Isaiah 43:14,15

    14 #Thus saith the Lord, your
redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; For
your sake I have sent to Babylon, and
have brought down all their nobles,
and the Chaldeans, whose cry is in
the ships.

    15 I am the Lord, your Holy One,
the creator of Israel, your King.
Isaiah 44:6

    6 Thus saith the Lord the King of
Israel, and his redeemer the Lord of
hosts; I am the first, and I am the
last; and beside me there is no God.

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


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

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

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


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

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 575:22-26


    (The royally divine gates)
    As the Psalmist saith, "Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King." It is indeed a city of the Spirit, fair, royal, and square.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 339:20-25

  (- MORTAL MIND - Death)


    (-32- Basis of health and immortality)
    XXXII. As the mythology of pagan Rome has yielded to a more spiritual idea of Deity, so will our material theories yield to spiritual ideas, until the finite gives place to the infinite, sickness to health, sin to holiness, and God's kingdom comes "in earth, as it is in heaven."


Section 2


Psalm 95:1

    1 O come, let us sing unto the
Lord: let us make a joyful noise to
the rock of our salvation.
Psalm 31:1,3

    1 In thee, O Lord, do I put my
trust; let me never be ashamed:
deliver me in thy righteousness.

    3 For thou art my rock and my
fortress; therefore for thy name's
sake lead me, and guide me.
Psalm 18:2,31,46

    2 The Lord is my rock, and my
fortress, and my deliverer; my God,
my strength, in whom I will trust; my
buckler, and the horn of my
salvation, and my high tower.

    31 For who is God save the Lord? or
who is a rock save our God?

    46 The Lord liveth; and blessed be
my rock; and let the God of my
salvation be exalted.

***
Matthew 7:24,25

    24 #Therefore whosoever heareth
these sayings of mine, and doeth
them, I will liken him unto a wise
man, which built his house upon a
rock:

    25 And the rain descended, and the
floods came, and the winds blew, and
beat upon that house; and it fell
not: for it was founded upon a rock.

***
I Corinthians 10:1,4

    1 Moreover, brethren, I would not
that ye should be ignorant, how that
all our fathers were under the cloud,
and all passed through the sea;

    4 And did all drink the same
spiritual drink: for they drank of
that spiritual Rock that followed
them: and that Rock was Christ.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 380:5


    (Fevers the effect of fear)
    Truth is the rock of ages, the headstone of the corner, "but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder."

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 297:26-28(to .)


    (Faith higher than belief)
    A belief in Truth is better than a belief in error, but no mortal testimony is founded on the divine rock.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 137:8-9,16-18,26-9


    (Doubting disciples)
    Yearning to be understood, the Master repeated, "But whom say ye that I am?"
    (A divine response)
    With his usual impetuosity, Simon replied for his brethren, and his reply set forth a great fact: "Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God!"
    (The true and living rock)
    Before this the impetuous disciple had been called only by his common names, Simon Bar-jona, or son of Jona; but now the Master gave him a spiritual name in these words: "And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter; and upon this rock [the meaning of the Greek word petros, or stone] I will build my church; and the gates of hell [hades, the under-world, or the grave] shall not prevail against it." In other words, Jesus purposed founding his society, not on the personal Peter as a mortal, but on the God-power which lay behind Peter's confession of the true Messiah.
    (Sublime summary)
    It was now evident to Peter that divine Life, Truth, and Love, and not a human personality, was the healer of the sick and a rock, a firm foundation in the realm of harmony.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 516:9-16


    (Love imparts beauty)
    God fashions all things, after His own likeness. Life is reflected in existence, Truth in truthfulness, God in goodness, which impart their own peace and permanence. Love, redolent with unselfishness, bathes all in beauty and light. The grass beneath our feet silently exclaims, "The meek shall inherit the earth." The modest arbutus sends her sweet breath to heaven.


Section 3


Psalm 84:8,11

    8 O Lord God of hosts, hear my
prayer: give ear, O God of Jacob.


    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.

***
Job 30:16,28

    16 And now my soul is poured out
upon me; the days of affliction have
taken hold upon me.

    28 I went mourning without the sun:
I stood up, and I cried in the
congregation.

***
Isaiah 60:1-3,19,20

    1 Arise, shine; for thy light is
come, and the glory of the Lord is
risen upon thee.

    2 For, behold, the darkness shall
cover the earth, and gross darkness
the people: but the Lord shall arise
upon thee, and his glory shall be
seen upon thee.

    3 And the Gentiles shall come to
thy light, and kings to the
brightness of thy rising.

    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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 510:16-18,27-1


    (Geology a failure)
    The sun is a metaphorical representation of Soul outside the body, giving existence and intelligence to the universe.
    (Spiritual subdivision)
    Light is a symbol of Mind, of Life, Truth, and Love, and not a vitalizing property of matter. Science reveals only one Mind, and this one shining by its own light and governing the universe, including man, in perfect harmony.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 538:11-13

    (Contrasted testimony)
    The sun, giving light and heat to the earth, is a figure of divine Life and Love, enlightening and sustaining the universe.

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


    (Allness of Truth)
    Mind, supreme over all its formations and governing them all, is the central sun of its own systems of ideas, the life and light of all its own vast creation; and man is tributary to divine Mind.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 246:11

    (Man reflects God)
    The radiant sun of virtue and truth coexists with being. Manhood is its eternal noon, undimmed by a declining sun. As the physical and material, the transient sense of beauty fades, the radiance of Spirit should dawn upon the enraptured sense with bright and imperishable glories.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 560:6-9


    (True estimate of God's messenger)
    Revelation xii. 1. And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 561:25-29

    (Spiritual sunlight)
    The Revelator symbolizes Spirit by the sun. The spiritual idea is clad with the radiance of spiritual Truth, and matter is put under her feet. The light portrayed is really neither solar nor lunar, but spiritual Life, which is "the light of men."


Section 4


Exodus 15:26(begin If)

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

***
Psalm 30:2,11,12

    2 O Lord my God, I cried unto thee,
and thou hast healed me.

    11 Thou hast turned for me my
mourning into dancing: thou hast put
off my sackcloth, and girded me with
gladness;

    12 To the end that my glory may
sing praise to thee, and not be
silent. O Lord my God, I will give
thanks unto thee for ever.

***
II Chronicles 16:12,13

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

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

***
Luke 5:17

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

***
James 5:13,15

    13 Is any among you afflicted? let
him pray. Is any merry? let him sing
psalms.

    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.

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


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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 251:15


    (Mortal mind's disappearance)
    We must learn how mankind govern the body, - whether through faith in hygiene, in drugs, or in willpower. We should learn whether they govern the body through a belief in the necessity of sickness and death, sin and pardon, or govern it from the higher understanding that the divine Mind makes perfect, acts upon the so-called human mind through truth, leads the human mind to relinquish all error, to find the divine Mind to be the only Mind, and the healer of sin, disease, death. This process of higher spiritual understanding improves mankind until error disappears, and nothing is left which deserves to perish or to be punished.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 482:26-8

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


    (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.
    (True healing transcendent)
    Then comes the question, how do drugs, hygiene, and animal magnetism heal? It may be affirmed that they do not heal, but only relieve suffering temporarily, exchanging one disease for another. We classify disease as error, which nothing but Truth or Mind can heal, and this Mind must be divine, not human. Mind transcends all other power, and will ultimately supersede all other means in healing.


Section 5


Isaiah 64:8

    8 But now, O Lord, thou art our
father; we are the clay, and thou our
potter; and we all are the work of
thy hand.
Isaiah 66:13

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

***
Jeremiah 31:7-9

    7 For thus saith the Lord; Sing
with gladness for Jacob, and shout
among the chief of the nations:
publish ye, praise ye, and say, O
Lord, save thy people, the remnant of
Israel.

    8 Behold, I will bring them from
the north country, and gather them
from the coasts of the earth, and
with them the blind and the lame, the
woman with child and her that
travaileth with child together: a
great company shall return thither.

    9 They shall come with weeping, and
with supplications will I lead them:
I will cause them to walk by the
rivers of waters in a straight way,
wherein they shall not stumble: for I
am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is
my firstborn.

***
Malachi 2:10

    10 Have we not all one father? hath
not one God created us? why do we
deal treacherously every man against
his brother, by profaning the
covenant of our fathers?

***
Matthew 11:27

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 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."

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

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

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

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.

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.

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


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


Section 6


Isaiah 49:13

    13 #Sing, O heavens; and be joyful,
O earth; and break forth into
singing, O mountains: for the Lord
hath comforted his people, and will
have mercy upon his afflicted.
Isaiah 51:3

    3 For the Lord shall comfort Zion:
he will comfort all her waste places;
and he will make her wilderness like
Eden, and her desert like the garden
of the Lord; joy and gladness shall
be found therein, thanksgiving, and
the voice of melody.

***
Psalm 86:14,15,17

    14 O God, the proud are risen
against me, and the assemblies of
violent men have sought after my
soul; and have not set thee before
them.

    15 But thou, O Lord, art a God full
of compassion, and gracious,
longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy
and truth.

    17 Shew me a token for good; that
they which hate me may see it, and be
ashamed: because thou, Lord, hast
holpen me, and comforted me.

***
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.

***
II Corinthians 1:3,4

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

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

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 78:28


    (Spirit intangible)
    Spirit blesses man, but man cannot "tell whence it cometh." By it the sick are healed, the sorrowing are comforted, and the sinning are reformed. These are the effects of one universal God, the invisible good dwelling in eternal Science.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 331:26-31

  (- 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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 46:26-3


    (Spiritual ascension)
    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.
    (Pentecostal power)
    His students then received the Holy Ghost. By this is meant, that by all they had witnessed and suffered, they were roused to an enlarged understanding of divine Science, even to the spiritual interpretation and discernment of Jesus' teachings and demonstrations, which gave them a faint conception of the Life which is God.

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

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

Subheadings in this lesson

01 1 - Priestly learning
01 1 - The royally divine gates
01 1 - -32- Basis of health and immortality
01 2 - Fevers the effect of fear
01 2 - Faith higher than belief
01 2 - Doubting disciples
01 2 - A divine response
01 2 - The true and living rock
01 2 - Sublime summary
01 2 - Love imparts beauty
01 3 - Geology a failure
01 3 - Spiritual subdivision
01 3 - Contrasted testimony
01 3 - Allness of Truth
01 3 - Man reflects God
01 3 - True estimate of God's messenger
01 3 - Spiritual sunlight
01 4 - Physiology deficient
01 4 - Mortal mind's disappearance
01 4 - Sickness erroneous
01 4 - True healing transcendent
01 5 - -8- Father-Mother
01 5 - -13- The divine Principle and idea
01 5 - -14- Spiritual oneness
01 5 - Fleshly ties temporal
01 5 - The infinitude of God
01 5 - Paean of jubilee
01 6 - Spirit intangible
01 6 - -7- Divine trinity
01 6 - Spiritual ascension
01 6 - Pentecostal power
01 6 - Injustice to the Saviour


January 12,1908

Subject: 02

SACRAMENT.

oo1o



-- Golden Text --

John 6:32,33

    32 Then Jesus said unto them,
Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses
gave you not that bread from heaven;
but my Father giveth you the true
bread from heaven.

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


Responsive Reading


Luke 24:13,15-21,25-27,30-36

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

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

    16 But their eyes were holden that
they should not know him.

    17 And he said unto them, What
manner of communications are these
that ye have one to another, as ye
walk, and are sad?

    18 And the one of them, whose name
was Cleopas, answering said unto him,
Art thou only a stranger in
Jerusalem, and hast not known the
things which are come to pass there
in these days?

    19 And he said unto them, What
things? And they said unto him,
Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, which
was a prophet mighty in deed and word
before God and all the people:

    20 And how the chief priests and
our rulers delivered him to be
condemned to death, and have
crucified him.

    21 But we trusted that it had been
he which should have redeemed Israel:
and beside all this, to day is the
third day since these things were
done.

    25 Then he said unto them, O fools,
and slow of heart to believe all that
the prophets have spoken:

    26 Ought not Christ to have
suffered these things, and to enter
into his glory?

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

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

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

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

    33 And they rose up the same hour,
and returned to Jerusalem, and found
the eleven gathered together, and
them that were with them,

    34 Saying, The Lord is risen
indeed, and hath appeared to Simon.

    35 And they told what things were
done in the way, and how he was known
of them in breaking of bread.

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


Section 1


Luke 22:7,8,14-20

    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.

    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.

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


    (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. The cup shows forth his bitter experience, - the cup which he prayed might pass from him, though he bowed in holy submission to the divine decree.
    "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. And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them saying, Drink ye all of it."
    (Spiritual refreshment)
    The true sense is spiritually lost, if the sacrament is confined to the use of bread and wine.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 234:1,21


    (Efficacy of truth)
    Spiritual draughts heal, while material lotions interfere with truth, even as ritualism and creed hamper spirituality. If we trust matter, we distrust Spirit.
    (Cleansing the mind)
    The present codes of human systems disappoint the weary searcher after a divine theology, adequate to the right education of human thought.


Section 2


Deuteronomy 16:1-3

    1 Observe the month of Abib, and
keep the passover unto the Lord thy
God: for in the month of Abib the
Lord thy God brought thee forth out
of Egypt by night.

    2 Thou shalt therefore sacrifice
the passover unto the Lord thy God,
of the flock and the herd, in the
place which the Lord shall choose to
place his name there.

    3 Thou shalt eat no leavened bread
with it; seven days shalt thou eat
unleavened bread therewith, even the
bread of affliction; for thou camest
forth out of the land of Egypt in
haste: that thou mayest remember the
day when thou camest forth out of the
land of Egypt all the days of thy
life.

***
Hebrews 11:24-26,28

    24 By faith Moses, when he was come
to years, refused to be called the
son of Pharaoh's daughter;

    25 Choosing rather to suffer
affliction with the people of God,
than to enjoy the pleasures of sin
for a season;

    26 Esteeming the reproach of Christ
greater riches than the treasures in
Egypt: for he had respect unto the
recompence of the reward.

    28 Through faith he kept the
passover, and the sprinkling of
blood, lest he that destroyed the
firstborn should touch them.

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


    (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.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 140:18-27


    (The true worship) Worshipping through the medium of matter is paganism. Judaic and other rituals are but types and shadows of true worship. "The true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth."
    (Anthropomorphism)
    The Jewish tribal Jehovah was a man-projected God, liable to wrath, repentance, and human changeableness. The Christian Science God is universal, eternal, divine Love, which changeth not and causeth no evil, disease, nor death.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 141:1-4

    (More than profession required)
    This indicates the distance between the theological and ritualistic religion of the ages and the truth preached by Jesus. More than profession is requisite for Christian demonstration.

597:3 Chapter 17: Glossary
(VEIL)

    The Judaic religion consisted mostly of rites and ceremonies. The motives and affections of a man were of little value, if only he appeared unto men to fast. The great Nazarene, as meek as he was mighty, rebuked the hypocrisy, which offered long petitions for blessings upon material methods, but cloaked the crime, latent in thought, which was ready to spring into action and crucify God's anointed. The martyrdom of Jesus was the culminating sin of Pharisaism. It rent the veil of the temple. It revealed the false foundations and superstructures of superficial religion, tore from bigotry and superstition their coverings, and opened the sepulchre with divine Science, - immortality and Love.


Section 3


I Corinthians 10:14-17,31

    14 Wherefore, my dearly beloved,
flee from idolatry.

    15 I speak as to wise men; judge ye
what I say.

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

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

    31 Whether therefore ye eat, or
drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to
the glory of God.
I Corinthians 5:8

    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.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 135:26-8


    (The unity of Science and Christianity)
    Christianity as Jesus taught it was not a creed, nor a system of ceremonies, nor a special gift from a ritualistic Jehovah; but it was the demonstration of divine Love casting out error and healing the sick, not merely in the name of Christ, or Truth, but in demonstration of Truth, as must be the case in the cycles of divine light.
    (The Christ-mission)
    Jesus established his church and maintained his mission on a spiritual foundation of Christ-healing. He taught his followers that his religion had a divine Principle, which would cast out error and heal both the sick and the sinning. He claimed no intelligence, action, nor life separate from God. Despite the persecution this brought upon him, he used his divine power to save men both bodily and spiritually.

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


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

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 134:14-26


    (Absence of Christ-power)
    Man-made doctrines are waning. They have not waxed strong in times of trouble. Devoid of the Christ-power, how can they illustrate the doctrines of Christ or the miracles of grace? Denial of the possibility of Christian healing robs Christianity of the very element, which gave it divine force and its astonishing and unequalled success in the first century.
    (Basis of miracles)
    The true Logos is demonstrably Christian Science, the natural law of harmony which overcomes discord, - not because this Science is supernatural or preternatural, nor because it is an infraction of divine law, but because it is the immutable law of God, good.


Section 4


Mark 14:22

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

***
John 6:33,48-51,57,58

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

    48 I am that bread of life.

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

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

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

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

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

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


    (Rebukes helpful)
    We cannot choose for ourselves, but must work out our salvation in the way Jesus taught.

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

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

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

    (Heavenly supplies)
    His followers, sorrowful and silent, anticipating the hour of their Master's betrayal, partook of the heavenly manna, which of old had fed in the wilderness the persecuted followers of Truth. Their bread indeed came down from heaven. It was the great truth of spiritual being, healing the sick and casting out error. Their Master had explained it all before, and now this bread was feeding and sustaining them. They had borne this bread from house to house, breaking (explaining) it to others, and now it comforted themselves.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 46:5

    (Spiritual interpretation)
    In the walk to Emmaus, Jesus was known to his friends by the words, which made their hearts burn within them, and by the breaking of bread. The divine Spirit, which identified Jesus thus centuries ago, has spoken through the inspired Word and will speak through it in every age and clime. It is revealed to the receptive heart, and is again seen casting out evil and healing the sick.


Section 5


Matthew 20:20-23

    20 #Then came to him the mother of
Zebedee's children with her sons,
worshipping him, and desiring a
certain thing of him.

    21 And he said unto her, What wilt
thou? She saith unto him, Grant that
these my two sons may sit, the one on
thy right hand, and the other on the
left, in thy kingdom.

    22 But Jesus answered and said, Ye
know not what ye ask. Are ye able to
drink of the cup that I shall drink
of, and to be baptized with the
baptism that I am baptized with? They
say unto him, We are able.

    23 And he saith unto them, Ye shall
drink indeed of my cup, and be
baptized with the baptism that I am
baptized with: but to sit on my right
hand, and on my left, is not mine to
give, but it shall be given to them
for whom it is prepared of my Father.

***
Mark 14:23-25

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

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

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

***
Matthew 26:36,39,42

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

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

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 317:6


    (The cup of Jesus)
    Whosoever lives most the life of Jesus in this age and declares best the power of Christian Science, will drink of his Master's cup. Resistance to Truth will haunt his steps, and he will incur the hatred of sinners, till "wisdom is justified of her children." These blessed benedictions rest upon Jesus' followers: "If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you;" "Lo, I am with you alway," - that is, not only in all time, but in all ways and conditions.

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


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

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

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


Section 6


John 21:1,9-14

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

    9 As soon then as they were come to
land, they saw a fire of coals there,
and fish laid thereon, and bread.

    10 Jesus saith unto them, Bring of
the fish which ye have now caught.

    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.

    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.

***
Matthew 28:16-20

    16 #Then the eleven disciples went
away into Galilee, into a mountain
where Jesus had appointed them.

    17 And when they saw him, they
worshipped him: but some doubted.

    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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 34:29-9


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

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

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

Subheadings in this lesson

02 1 - Sacred sacrament
02 1 - Spiritual refreshment
02 1 - Efficacy of truth
02 1 - Cleansing the mind
02 2 - Jesus' sad repast
02 2 - The true worship
02 2 - Anthropomorphism
02 2 - More than profession required
02 3 - The unity of Science and Christianity
02 3 - The Christ-mission
02 3 - Jesus' sinless career
02 3 - Absence of Christ-power
02 3 - Basis of miracles
02 4 - Rebukes helpful
02 4 - Healing primary
02 4 - Heavenly supplies
02 4 - Spiritual interpretation
02 5 - The cup of Jesus
02 5 - Incisive questions
02 5 - Millennial glory
02 6 - The last breakfast
02 6 - Spiritual Eucharist


January 19,1908

Subject: 03

LIFE.

o1oo



-- Golden Text --

Luke 24:5

    5 And as they were afraid, and
bowed down their faces to the earth,
they said unto them, Why seek ye the
living among the dead?
John 17:3

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


Responsive Reading


John 5:24-32,39

    24 Verily, verily, I say unto you,
He that heareth my word, and believeth
on him that sent me, hath everlasting
life, and shall not come into
condemnation; but is passed from
death unto life.

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

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

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

    28 Marvel not at this: for the hour
is coming, in the which all that are
in the graves shall hear his voice,

    29 And shall come forth; they that
have done good, unto the resurrection
of life; and they that have done
evil, unto the resurrection of
damnation.

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

    31 If I bear witness of myself, my
witness is not true.

    32 #There is another that beareth
witness of me; and I know that the
witness which he witnesseth of me is
true.

    39 #Search the scriptures; for in
them ye think ye have eternal life:
and they are they which testify of
me.


Section 1


Psalm 36:7,9

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

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

***
Proverbs 13:14

    14 The law of the wise is a
fountain of life, to depart from the
snares of death.

***
John 6:27

    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.

***
I John 5:11

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

***
Revelation 21:5,6

    5 And he that sat upon the throne
said, Behold, I make all things new.
And he said unto me, Write: for these
words are true and faithful.

    6 And he said unto me, It is done.
I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning
and the end. I will give unto him
that is athirst of the fountain of
the water of life freely.

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


    (Allness of Truth)
    Mind, supreme over all its formations and governing them all, is the central sun of its own systems of ideas, the life and light of all its own vast creation; and man is tributary to divine Mind.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 215:12

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

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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 243:30

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 327:17


    (Peremptory demands)
    To the physical senses, the strict demands of Christian Science seem peremptory; but mortals are hastening to learn that Life is God, good, and that evil has in reality neither place nor power in the human or the divine economy.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 12:31(begin In)


    (Love impartial and universal) In divine Science, where prayers are mental, all may avail themselves of God as "a very present help in trouble." Love is impartial and universal in its adaptation and bestowals. It is the open fount which cries, "Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters."


Section 2


Psalm 16:8,11

    8 I have set the Lord always before
me: because he is at my right hand, I
shall not be moved.

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

***
Proverbs 7:23,26

    23 Till a dart strike through his
liver; as a bird hasteth to the
snare, and knoweth not that it is for
his life.

    26 For she hath cast down many
wounded: yea, many strong men have
been slain by her.

***
Matthew 3:1-3

    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.
Matthew 7:13,14

    13 #Enter ye in at the strait gate:
for wide is the gate, and broad is
the way, that leadeth to destruction,
and many there be which go in
thereat:

    14 Because strait is the gate, and
narrow is the way, which leadeth unto
life, and few there be that find it.
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.

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.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 451:8-16


    (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.

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


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

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 472:5-8

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


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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 242:9


    (The one only way)
    There is but one way to heaven, harmony, and Christ in divine Science shows us this way. It is to know no other reality - to have no other consciousness of life - than good, God and His reflection, and to rise superior to the so-called pain and pleasure of the senses.


Section 3


Psalm 103:2,4,17,18

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

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

    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.

***
Proverbs 7:2

    2 Keep my commandments, and live;
and my law as the apple of thine eye.

***
John 12:44,49,50

    44 #Jesus cried and said, He that
believeth on me, believeth not on me,
but on him that sent me.

    49 For I have not spoken of myself;
but the Father which sent me, he gave
me a commandment, what I should say,
and what I should speak.

    50 And I know that his commandment
is life everlasting: whatsoever I
speak therefore, even as the Father
said unto me, so I speak.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 340:20-22

  (- MORTAL MIND - Death)


    (-Platform summation-)
    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 - 19:29-3


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

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."

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 342:7


    (Commands of Jesus)
    He that decries this Science does it presumptuously, in the face of Bible history and in defiance of the direct command of Jesus, "Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel," to which command was added the promise that his students should cast out evils and heal the sick. He bade the seventy disciples, as well as the twelve, heal the sick in any town where they should be hospitably received.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 451:2


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


Section 4


Psalm 119:169,175

    169 Let my cry come near before
thee, O Lord: give me understanding
according to thy word.

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

***
Proverbs 16:22

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

***
Ephesians 5:15-17

    15 See then that ye walk
circumspectly, not as fools, but as
wise,

    16 Redeeming the time, because the
days are evil.

    17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but
understanding what the will of the
Lord is.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 10:15


    (The chalice sacrificial)
    Spiritual attainments open the door to a higher understanding of the divine Life.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 487:27

(20b) Question: Who or what is it that believes?
ADAM = The opposer of Truth, termed error.
Topic: Soul and Body


    (Understanding versus belief) The understanding that Life is God, Spirit, lengthens our days by strengthening our trust in the deathless reality of Life, its almightiness and immortality.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 322:3-9


    (Standpoints changed)
    When understanding changes the standpoints of life and intelligence from a material to a spiritual basis, we shall gain the reality of Life, the control of Soul over sense, and we shall perceive Christianity, or Truth, in its divine Principle. This must be the climax before harmonious and immortal man is obtained and his capabilities revealed.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 323:24

    (Need and supply)
    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.

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 - 495:16

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


    (Steadfast and calm trust)
    Let 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 5


Psalm 68:20

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

***
Proverbs 12:28

    28 In the way of righteousness is
life: and in the pathway thereof
there is no death.

***
John 11:25,26

    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?

***
Luke 20:34-38

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

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

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

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

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

***
Romans 14:8,9

    8 For whether we live, we live unto
the Lord; and whether we die, we die
unto the Lord: whether we live
therefore, or die, we are the Lord's.


    9 For to this end Christ both died,
and rose, and revived, that he might
be Lord both of the dead and living.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 487:3-6

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


    (Exercise of Mind faculties)
    Life is deathless. Life is the origin and ultimate of man, never attainable through death, but gained by walking in the pathway of Truth both before and after that which is called death.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 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.

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


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

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 42:19-28


    (Death outdone) The belief that man has existence or mind separate from God is a dying error. This error Jesus met with divine Science and proved its nothingness. Because of the wondrous glory which God bestowed on His anointed, temptation, sin, sickness, and death had no terror for Jesus. Let men think they had killed the body! Afterwards he would show it to them unchanged. This demonstrates that in Christian Science the true man is governed by God - by good, not evil - and is therefore not a mortal but an immortal.

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


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


Section 6


Psalm 1:1-3

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

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

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

***
Proverbs 3:13,18

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

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

***
Revelation 2:7

    7 He that hath an ear, let him hear
what the Spirit saith unto the
churches; To him that overcometh will
I give to eat of the tree of life,
which is in the midst of the paradise
of God.
Revelation 22:1,2,14

    1 And he shewed me a pure river of
water of life, clear as crystal,
proceeding out of the throne of God
and of the Lamb.

    2 In the midst of the street of it,
and on either side of the river, was
there the tree of life, which bare
twelve manner of fruits, and yielded
her fruit every month: and the leaves
of the tree were for the healing of
the nations.

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

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


    (The leaves of healing)
    The Bible contains the recipe for all healing. "The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations." Sin and sickness are both healed by the same Principle. The tree is typical of man's divine Principle, which is equal to every emergency, offering full salvation from sin, sickness, and death.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 538:13-15


    (Contrasted testimony)
    The "tree of life" is significant of eternal reality or being. The "tree of knowledge" typifies unreality.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 299:18


    (Knowledge and Truth)
    Knowledge gained from material sense is figuratively represented in Scripture as a tree, bearing the fruits of sin, sickness, and death. Ought we not then to judge the knowledge thus obtained to be untrue and dangerous, since "the tree is known by his fruit"?

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 527:14


    (No temptation from God)
    It is true that a knowledge of evil would make man mortal. It is plain also that material perception, gathered from the corporeal senses, constitutes evil and mortal knowledge. But is it true that God, good, made "the tree of life" to be the tree of death to His own creation? Has evil the reality of good? Evil is unreal because it is a lie, - false in every statement.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 426:11-19


    (Our footsteps heavenward)
    If the belief in death were obliterated, and the understanding obtained that there is no death, this would be a "tree of life," known by its fruits. Man should renew his energies and endeavors, and see the folly of hypocrisy, while also learning the necessity of working out his own salvation. When it is learned that disease cannot destroy life, and that mortals are not saved from sin or sickness by death, this understanding will quicken into newness of life.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 202:17


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

Subheadings in this lesson

03 1 - Allness of Truth
03 1 - Real being never lost
03 1 - Crumbs of comfort
03 1 - Deformity and perfection
03 1 - Peremptory demands
03 1 - Love impartial and universal
03 2 - Narrow pathway
03 2 - Treasure in heaven
03 2 - No physical science
03 2 - God's law destroys evil
03 2 - The one only way
03 3 - -Platform summation-
03 3 - Jesus' sinless career
03 3 - Effective triumph
03 3 - Commands of Jesus
03 3 - False claims annihilated
03 4 - The chalice sacrificial
03 4 - Understanding versus belief
03 4 - Standpoints changed
03 4 - Need and supply
03 4 - Mental propagation
03 4 - Steadfast and calm trust
03 5 - Exercise of Mind faculties
03 5 - Life independent of matter
03 5 - Primitive error
03 5 - Immortal man
03 5 - Death outdone
03 5 - Real Life is God
03 6 - The leaves of healing
03 6 - Contrasted testimony
03 6 - Knowledge and Truth
03 6 - No temptation from God
03 6 - Our footsteps heavenward
03 6 - Harmonious lifework


January 26,1908

Subject: 04

TRUTH.

1ooo



-- Golden Text --

Revelation 15:3

    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.


Responsive Reading


Psalm 26

PSALM 26
A Psalm of David

    1 Judge me, O Lord; for I have
walked in mine integrity: I have
trusted also in the Lord; therefore I
shall not slide.

    2 Examine me, O Lord, and prove me;
try my reins and my heart.

    3 For thy lovingkindness is before
mine eyes: and I have walked in thy
truth.

    4 I have not sat with vain persons,
neither will I go in with
dissemblers.

    5 I have hated the congregation of
evil doers; and will not sit with the
wicked.

    6 I will wash mine hands in
innocency: so will I compass thine
altar, O Lord:

    7 That I may publish with the voice
of thanksgiving, and tell of all thy
wondrous works.

    8 Lord, I have loved the habitation
of thy house, and the place where
thine honour dwelleth.

    9 Gather not my soul with sinners,
nor my life with bloody men;

    10 In whose hands is mischief, and
their right hand is full of bribes.

    11 But as for me, I will walk in
mine integrity: redeem me, and be
merciful unto me.

    12 My foot standeth in an even
place: in the congregations will I
bless the Lord.


Section 1


Jeremiah 10:6,7,10(to :)

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

    7 Who would not fear thee, O King
of nations? for to thee doth it
appertain: forasmuch as among all the
wise men of the nations, and in all
their kingdoms, there is none like
unto thee.

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

***
Psalm 31:5,13,14

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

    13 For I have heard the slander of
many: fear was on every side: while
they took counsel together against
me, they devised to take away my
life.

    14 But I trusted in thee, O Lord: I
said, Thou art my God.

***
I John 5:4,6(begin And)

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

***
And it is the Spirit that beareth
witness, because the Spirit is truth.

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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 380:4,19


    (Fevers the effect of fear)
    Truth is always the victor. Sickness and sin fall by their own weight. Truth is the rock of ages, the headstone of the corner, "but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder."
    (Benefits of metaphysics)
    Nothing but the power of Truth can prevent the fear of error, and prove man's dominion over error.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 312:23-26


    (Man-made theories)
    Our theories are based on finite premises, which cannot penetrate beyond matter. A personal sense of God and of man's capabilities necessarily limits faith and hinders spiritual understanding.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 170:8


    (Physiology unscientific)
    Christian ideas certainly present what human theories exclude - the Principle of man's harmony. The text, "Whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die," not only contradicts human systems, but points to the self-sustaining and eternal Truth.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 287:10-11,27


    (Divine allness)
    In Science, Truth is divine, and the infinite God can have no unlikeness.
    (Error unveiled)
    The five material senses testify to truth and error as united in a mind both good and evil. Their false evidence will finally yield to Truth, - to the recognition of Spirit and of the spiritual creation.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 286:1

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


Section 2


Isaiah 28:14-17

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

    15 Because ye have said, We have
made a covenant with death, and with
hell are we at agreement; when the
overflowing scourge shall pass
through, it shall not come unto us:
for we have made lies our refuge, and
under falsehood have we hid
ourselves:

    16 #Therefore thus saith the Lord
God, Behold, I lay in Zion for a
foundation a stone, a tried stone, a
precious corner stone, a sure
foundation: he that believeth shall
not make haste.

    17 Judgment also will I lay to the
line, and righteousness to the
plummet: and the hail shall sweep
away the refuge of lies, and the
waters shall overflow the hiding
place.

***
John 8:42,44,45,51

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

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

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

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

***
I John 2:4,5

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

    5 But whoso keepeth his word, in
him verily is the love of God
perfected: hereby know we that we are
in him.

***
Revelation 22:15

    15 For without are dogs, and
sorcerers, and whoremongers, and
murderers, and idolaters, and
whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 357:7


    (Two infinite creators absurd)
    Jesus said of personified evil, that it was "a liar, and the father of it." Truth creates neither a lie, a capacity to lie, nor a liar. If mankind would relinquish the belief that God makes sickness, sin, and death, or makes man capable of suffering on account of this malevolent triad, the foundations of error would be sapped and error's destruction ensured; but if we theoretically endow mortals with the creativeness and authority of Deity, how dare we attempt to destroy what He hath made, or even to deny that God made man evil and made evil good?

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 489:13-17,24-29

(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


    (Decalogue disregarded)
    Corporeal sense defrauds and lies; it breaks all the commands of the Mosaic Decalogue to meet its own demands. How then can this sense be the God-given channel to man of divine blessings or understanding?
    (Organic construction valueless)
    The corporeal senses are the only source of evil or error. Christian Science shows them to be false, because matter has no sensation, and no organic construction can give it hearing and sight nor make it the medium of Mind. Outside the material sense of things, all is harmony.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 318:5


    (What the senses originate)
    Corporeal senses define diseases as realities; but the Scriptures declare that God made all, even while the corporeal senses are saying that matter causes disease and the divine Mind cannot or will not heal it. The material senses originate and support all that is material, untrue, selfish, or debased. They would put soul into soil, life into limbo, and doom all things to decay. We must silence this lie of material sense with the truth of spiritual sense. We must cause the error to cease that brought the belief of sin and death and would efface the pure sense of omnipotence.


Section 3


Psalm 119:30,142,151,160

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

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

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

    160 Thy word is true from the
beginning: and every one of thy
righteous judgments endureth for
ever.

***
Malachi 2:4,6,7

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

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

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

***
John 7:16-18

    16 Jesus answered them, and said,
My doctrine is not mine, but his that
sent me.

    17 If any man will do his will, he
shall know of the doctrine, whether it
be of God, or whether I speak of
myself.

    18 He that speaketh of himself
seeketh his own glory: but he that
seeketh his glory that sent him, the
same is true, and no unrighteousness
is in him.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 235:28


    (Clergymen's duty)
    Clergymen, occupying the watchtowers of the world, should uplift the standard of Truth. They should so raise their hearers spiritually, that their listeners will love to grapple with a new, right idea and broaden their concepts. Love of Christianity, rather than love of popularity, should stimulate clerical labor and progress. Truth should emanate from the pulpit, but never be strangled there. A special privilege is vested in the ministry. How shall it be used? Sacredly, in the interests of humanity, not of sect.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 141:28-7


    (A change demanded)
    Let our pulpits do justice to Christian Science. Let it have fair representation by the press. Give to it the place in our institutions of learning now occupied by scholastic theology and physiology, and it will eradicate sickness and sin in less time than the old systems, devised for subduing them, have required for self-establishment and propagation.
    (Two claims omitted)
    Anciently the followers of Christ, or Truth, measured Christianity by its power over sickness, sin, and death; but modern religions generally omit all but one of these powers, - the power over sin.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 224:11


    (Sectarianism and opposition)
    In the record of nineteen centuries, there are sects many but not enough Christianity. Centuries ago religionists were ready to hail an anthropomorphic God, and array His vicegerent with pomp and splendor; but this was not the manner of truth's appearing. 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.


Section 4


I John 1:5,6

    5 This then is the message which we
have heard of him, and declare unto
you, that God is light, and in him is
no darkness at all.

    6 If we say that we have fellowship
with him, and walk in darkness, we
lie, and do not the truth:
I John 3:7-9,18

    7 Little children, let no man
deceive you: he that doeth
righteousness is righteous, even as
he is righteous.

    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.

    9 Whosoever is born of God doth not
commit sin; for his seed remaineth in
him: and he cannot sin, because he is
born of God.

    18 My little children, let us not
love in word, neither in tongue; but
in deed and in truth.
I John 4:6

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

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 472:13-3

(12) Question: What is error?
ADAM = Not God's man, who represents the one God and His own image and likeness.
Topic: Matter


    (Evanescent materiality)
    Question. - What is error?
    Answer. - Error is a supposition that pleasure and pain, that intelligence, substance, life, are existent in matter. Error is neither Mind nor one of Mind's faculties. Error is the contradiction of Truth. Error is a belief without understanding. Error is unreal because untrue. 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.



    (Unrealities that seem real)
    Question. - Is there no sin?
    Answer. - All reality is in God and His creation, harmonious and eternal. That which He creates is good, and He makes all that is made. Therefore the only reality of sin, sickness, or death is the awful fact that unrealities seem real to human, erring belief, until God strips off their disguise. 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 - 296:14-21


    (Scientific purgation)
    The so-called pleasures and pains of matter perish, and they must go out under the blaze of Truth, spiritual sense, and the actuality of being. Mortal belief must lose all satisfaction in error and sin in order to part with them.
    Whether mortals will learn this sooner or later, and how long they will suffer the pangs of destruction, depends upon the tenacity of error.

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 5


Mark 12:13,14,17

    13 #And they send unto him certain
of the Pharisees and of the Herodians,
to catch him in his words.

    14 And when they were come, they
say unto him, Master, we know that
thou art true, and carest for no man:
for thou regardest not the person of
men, but teachest the way of God in
truth: Is it lawful to give tribute
to Caesar, or not?

    17 And Jesus answering said unto
them, Render to Caesar the things
that are Caesar's, and to God the
things that are God's. And they
marvelled at him.

***
Matthew 4:23,24

    23 #And Jesus went about all
Galilee, teaching in their
synagogues, and preaching the gospel
of the kingdom, and healing all
manner of sickness and all manner of
disease among the people.

    24 And his fame went throughout all
Syria: and they brought unto him all
sick people that were taken with
divers diseases and torments, and
those which were possessed with
devils, and those which were
lunatick, and those that had the
palsy; and he healed them.

***
John 8:31,32

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

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

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 26:21-30


    (Proof in practice)
    Jesus' teaching and practice of Truth involved such a sacrifice as makes us admit its Principle to be Love. This was the precious import of our Master's sinless career and of his demonstration of power over death. He proved by his deeds that Christian Science destroys sickness, sin, and death.
    Our Master taught no mere theory, doctrine, or belief. It was the divine Principle of all real being which he taught and practised.

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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 494:30-13

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


    (Followers of Jesus)
    Our Master cast out devils (evils) and healed the sick. It should be said of his followers also, that they cast fear and all evil out of themselves and others and heal the sick. God will heal the sick through man, whenever man is governed by God. Truth casts out error now as surely as it did nineteen centuries ago. All of Truth is not understood; hence its healing power is not fully demonstrated.
    (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.


Section 6


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 16:12-14

    12 I have yet many things to say
unto you, but ye cannot bear them
now.

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

    14 He shall glorify me: for he
shall receive of mine, and shall shew
it unto you.

***
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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 331:26-31

  (- 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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 271:20

    (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.

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


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 292:1


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

Subheadings in this lesson

04 1 - -2- The deific definitions
04 1 - Fevers the effect of fear
04 1 - Benefits of metaphysics
04 1 - Man-made theories
04 1 - Physiology unscientific
04 1 - Divine allness
04 1 - Error unveiled
04 1 - Salvation is through reform
04 2 - Two infinite creators absurd
04 2 - Decalogue disregarded
04 2 - Organic construction valueless
04 2 - What the senses originate
04 3 - Clergymen's duty
04 3 - A change demanded
04 3 - Two claims omitted
04 3 - Sectarianism and opposition
04 4 - Evanescent materiality
04 4 - Unrealities that seem real
04 4 - Scientific purgation
04 4 - Reason and Science
04 5 - Proof in practice
04 5 - Hypocrisy condemned
04 5 - Followers of Jesus
04 5 - Destruction of all evil
04 6 - -7- Divine trinity
04 6 - New Testament basis
04 6 - Injustice to the Saviour
04 6 - Day of judgment


February 2,1908

Subject: 05

LOVE.

ooo1



-- Golden Text --

I John 4:8

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


Responsive Reading


I John 3:7,10,11,13-19,22,23

    7 Little children, let no man
deceive you: he that doeth
righteousness is righteous, even as
he is righteous.

    10 In this the children of God are
manifest, and the children of the
devil: whosoever doeth not
righteousness is not of God, neither
he that loveth not his brother.

    11 For this is the message that ye
heard from the beginning, that we
should love one another.

    13 Marvel not, my brethren, if the
world hate you.

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

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

    16 Hereby perceive we the love of
God, because he laid down his life
for us: and we ought to lay down our
lives for the brethren.

    17 But whoso hath this world's
good, and seeth his brother have
need, and shutteth up his bowels of
compassion from him, how dwelleth the
love of God in him?

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

    19 And hereby we know that we are
of the truth, and shall assure our
hearts before him.

    22 And whatsoever we ask, we
receive of him, because we keep his
commandments, and do those things
that are pleasing in his sight.

    23 And this is his commandment,
That we should believe on the name of
his Son Jesus Christ, and love one
another, as he gave us commandment.


Section 1


Psalm 48:9,10

    9 We have thought of thy
lovingkindness, O God, in the midst
of thy temple.

    10 According to thy name, O God, so
is thy praise unto the ends of the
earth: thy right hand is full of
righteousness.
Psalm 42:8

    8 Yet the Lord will command his
lovingkindness in the daytime, and in
the night his song shall be with me,
and my prayer unto the God of my
life.
Psalm 63:3

    3 Because thy lovingkindness is
better than life, my lips shall
praise thee.

***
James 1:17

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

***
Isaiah 59:1

    1 Behold, the Lord's hand is not
shortened, that it cannot save;
neither his ear heavy, that it cannot
hear:

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.

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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 285:23


    (Salvation is through reform)
    By interpreting God as a corporeal Saviour but not as the saving Principle, or divine Love, we shall continue to seek salvation through pardon and not through reform, and resort to matter instead of Spirit for the cure of the sick. As mortals reach, through knowledge of Christian Science, a higher sense, they will seek to learn, not from matter, but from the divine Principle, God, how to demonstrate the Christ, Truth, as the healing and saving power.

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.

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


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


Section 2


Genesis 1:26,31

    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.

    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.

***
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 5:9,10

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

    10 Called of God an high priest
after the order of Melchisedec.
Hebrews 7:15,16,19

    15 And it is yet far more evident:
for that after the similitude of
Melchisedec there ariseth another
priest,

    16 Who is made, not after the law
of a carnal commandment, but after
the power of an endless life.

    19 For the law made nothing
perfect, but the bringing in of a
better hope did; by the which we draw
nigh unto God.

***
Matthew 5:48

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

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 256:7


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 300:31


    (The divine reflection)
    God is revealed only in that which reflects Life, Truth, Love, - yea, which manifests God's attributes and power, even as the human likeness thrown upon the mirror, repeats the color, form, and action of the person in front of the mirror.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 555:23-27


    (The origin of divinity)
    We lose our standard of perfection and set aside the proper conception of Deity, when we admit that the perfect is the author of aught that can become imperfect, that God bestows the power to sin, or that Truth confers the ability to err.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 518:19

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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 519:9

    (Infinity measureless)
    Thus the ideas of God in universal being are complete and forever expressed, for Science reveals infinity and the fatherhood and motherhood of Love. 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"?


Section 3


II Peter 1:2-8

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

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

    4 Whereby are given unto us
exceeding great and precious
promises: that by these ye might be
partakers of the divine nature,
having escaped the corruption that is
in the world through lust.

    5 And beside this, giving all
diligence, add to your faith virtue;
and to virtue knowledge;

    6 And to knowledge temperance; and
to temperance patience; and to
patience godliness;

    7 And to godliness brotherly
kindness; and to brotherly kindness
charity.

    8 For if these things be in you,
and abound, they make you that ye
shall neither be barren nor
unfruitful in the knowledge of our
Lord Jesus Christ.

***
Ephesians 3:14,17-19

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

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

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

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

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 40:25-28,31


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

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 - 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 - 201:7

    (Practical preaching)
    We cannot build safely on false foundations. Truth makes a new creature, in whom old things pass away and "all things are become new." Passions, selfishness, false appetites, hatred, fear, all sensuality, yield to spirituality, and the superabundance of being is on the side of God, good.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 33:18-22


    (The holy struggle)
    When the human element in him struggled with the divine, our great Teacher said: "Not my will, but Thine, be done!" - that is, Let not the flesh, but the Spirit, be represented in me. This is the new understanding of spiritual Love.


Section 4


Matthew 18:1-4

    1 At the same time came the
disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is
the greatest in the kingdom of
heaven?

    2 And Jesus called a little child
unto him, and set him in the midst of
them,

    3 And said, Verily I say unto you,
Except ye be converted, and become as
little children, ye shall not enter
into the kingdom of heaven.

    4 Whosoever therefore shall humble
himself as this little child, the same
is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 5:3,5

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

    5 Blessed are the meek: for they
shall inherit the earth.

***
I Corinthians 13:4

    4 Charity suffereth long, and is
kind; charity envieth not; charity
vaunteth not itself, is not puffed
up,
I Corinthians 10:12

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

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 8:14


    (Aspiration and love)
    If we feel the aspiration, humility, gratitude, and love which our words express, - this God accepts; and it is wise not to try to deceive ourselves or others, for "there is nothing covered that shall not be revealed." Professions and audible prayers are like charity in one respect, - they "cover the multitude of sins." Praying for humility with whatever fervency of expression does not always mean a desire for it. If we turn away from the poor, we are not ready to receive the reward of Him who blesses the poor. We confess to having a very wicked heart and ask that it may be laid bare before us, but do we not already know more of this heart than we are willing to have our neighbor see?

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 323:32


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 326:23

    (Conversion of Saul)
    Saul of Tarsus beheld the way - the Christ, or Truth - only when his uncertain sense of right yielded to a spiritual sense, which is always right. Then the man was changed. Thought assumed a nobler outlook, and his life became more spiritual. He learned the wrong that he had done in persecuting Christians, whose religion he had not understood, and in humility he took the new name of Paul. He beheld for the first time the true idea of Love, and learned a lesson in divine Science.


Section 5


Philipians 2:14,15

    14 Do all things without murmurings
and disputings:

    15 That ye may be blameless and
harmless, the sons of God, without
rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and
perverse nation, among whom ye shine
as lights in the world;

***
Isaiah 58:8

    8 #Then shall thy light break forth
as the morning, and thine health
shall spring forth speedily: and thy
righteousness shall go before thee;
the glory of the Lord shall be thy
rereward.

***
Revelation 3:12,20,21

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

    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.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 10:12-15


    (The chalice sacrificial) Christian Science reveals a necessity for overcoming the world, the flesh, and evil, and thus destroying all error.
    Seeking is not sufficient. It is striving that enables us to enter.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 21:1-5


    (Moral victory)
    If Truth is overcoming error in your daily walk and conversation, you can finally say, "I have fought a good fight . . . I have kept the faith," because you are a better man. This is having our part in the at-one-ment with Truth and Love.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 241:19-27


    (Spirit transforms)
    The substance of all devotion is the reflection and demonstration of divine Love, healing sickness and destroying sin. Our Master said, "If ye love me, keep my commandments."
    One's aim, a point beyond faith, should be to find the footsteps of Truth, the way to health and holiness. We should strive to reach the Horeb height where God is revealed; ;and the corner-stone of all spiritual building is purity.

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.

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

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

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


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


Section 6


II Timothy 1:7-10

    7 For God hath not given us the
spirit of fear; but of power, and of
love, and of a sound mind.

    8 Be not thou therefore ashamed of
the testimony of our Lord, nor of me
his prisoner: but be thou partaker of
the afflictions of the gospel
according to the power of God;

    9 Who hath saved us, and called us
with an holy calling, not according to
our works, but according to his own
purpose and grace, which was given us
in Christ Jesus before the world
began,

    10 But is now made manifest by the
appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ,
who hath abolished death, and hath
brought life and immortality to light
through the gospel:

***
I Corinthians 15:55-57

    55 O death, where is thy sting? O
grave, where is thy victory?

    56 The sting of death is sin; and
the strength of sin is the law.

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

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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 381:17


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

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 427:17

    (Mortality vanquished)
    If man is never to overcome death, why do the Scriptures say, "The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death"? The tenor of the Word shows that we shall obtain the victory over death in proportion as we overcome sin. The great difficulty lies in ignorance of what God is. 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.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 164:17


    (Testimony of medical teachers)
    If you or I should appear to die, we should not be dead. The seeming decease, caused by a majority of human beliefs that man must die, or produced by mental assassins, does not in the least disprove Christian Science; rather does it evidence the truth of its basic proposition that mortal thoughts in belief rule the materiality miscalled life in the body or in matter. But the forever fact remains paramount that Life, Truth, and Love save from sin, disease, and death. "When this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality [divine Science], then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory" (St. Paul).

598:23-30 Chapter 17: Glossary
(YEAR)

    One moment of divine consciousness, or the spiritual understanding of Life and Love, is a foretaste of eternity. This exalted view, obtained and retained when the Science of being is understood, would bridge over with life discerned spiritually the interval of death, and man would be in the full consciousness of his immortality and eternal harmony, where sin, sickness, and death are unknown.

Subheadings in this lesson

05 1 - Spirit the starting-point
05 1 - Human reconciliation
05 1 - Salvation is through reform
05 1 - Vain ecstasies
05 1 - Mercy without partiality
05 2 - No material creation
05 2 - The divine reflection
05 2 - The origin of divinity
05 2 - Assistance in brotherhood
05 2 - Infinity measureless
05 3 - Service and worship
05 3 - Within the veil
05 3 - Standpoint revealed
05 3 - Patient waiting
05 3 - Practical preaching
05 3 - The holy struggle
05 4 - Aspiration and love
05 4 - Childlike receptivity
05 4 - Conversion of Saul
05 5 - The chalice sacrificial
05 5 - Moral victory
05 5 - Spirit transforms
05 5 - Sickness from mortal mind
05 5 - Our belief and understanding
05 5 - The robe of Science
05 6 - Divine victory
05 6 - No laws of matter
05 6 - Mortality vanquished
05 6 - Testimony of medical teachers


February 9,1908

Subject: 06

SPIRIT.

oo1o



-- Golden Text --

John 3:5

    5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I
say unto thee, Except a man be born
of water and of the Spirit, he cannot
enter into the kingdom of God.


Responsive Reading


Psalm 51:1-3,6,7,10-13,15-18

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

    2 Wash me throughly from mine
iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.


    3 For I acknowledge my
transgressions: and my sin is ever
before me.

    6 Behold, thou desirest truth in
the inward parts: and in the hidden
part thou shalt make me to know
wisdom.

    7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall
be clean: wash me, and I shall be
whiter than snow.

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

    11 Cast me not away from thy
presence; and take not thy holy
spirit from me.

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

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

    15 O Lord, open thou my lips; and
my mouth shall shew forth thy praise.


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

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

    18 Do good in thy good pleasure
unto Zion: build thou the walls of
Jerusalem.


Section 1


John 4:7,9,20,21,23,24

    7 There cometh a woman of Samaria
to draw water: Jesus saith unto her,
Give me to drink.

    9 Then saith the woman of Samaria
unto him, How is it that thou, being
a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a
woman of Samaria? for the Jews have
no dealings with the Samaritans.

    20 Our fathers worshipped in this
mountain; and ye say, that in
Jerusalem is the place where men
ought to worship.

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


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

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

***
II Corinthians 3:17,18

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

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 334:31-2

  (- 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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 300:23-28

    (The divine reflection)
    Spirit is God, Soul; therefore Soul is not in matter. If Spirit were in matter, God would have no representative, and matter would be identical with God. The theory that soul, spirit, intelligence, inhabits matter is taught by the schools. This theory is unscientific.

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


    (God and nature)
    In one sense God is identical with nature, but this nature is spiritual and is not expressed in matter. The lawgiver, whose lightning palsies or prostrates in death the child at prayer, is not the divine ideal of omnipresent Love. God is natural good, and is represented only by the idea of goodness; while evil should be regarded as unnatural, because it is opposed to the nature of Spirit, God.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 344:32


    (Omnipotence set forth)
    In the Bible the word Spirit is so commonly applied to Deity, that Spirit and God are often regarded as synonymous terms; and it is thus they are uniformly used and understood in Christian Science. As it is evident that the likeness of Spirit cannot be material, does it not follow that God cannot be in His unlikeness and work through drugs to heal the sick? When the omnipotence of God is preached and His absoluteness is set forth, Christian sermons will heal the sick.


Section 2


John 4:25,26

    25 The woman saith unto him, I know
that Messias cometh, which is called
Christ: when he is come, he will tell
us all things.

    26 Jesus saith unto her, I that
speak unto thee am he.

***
Mark 14:61(begin Again),62

***
Again the high priest asked him, and
said unto him, Art thou the Christ,
the Son of the Blessed?

    62 And Jesus said, I am: and ye
shall see the Son of man sitting on
the right hand of power, and coming
in the clouds of heaven.

***
John 10:24,25,36-38

    24 Then came the Jews round about
him, and said unto him, How long dost
thou make us to doubt? If thou be the
Christ, tell us plainly.

    25 Jesus answered them, I told you,
and ye believed not: the works that I
do in my Father's name, they bear
witness of me.

    36 Say ye of him, whom the Father
hath sanctified, and sent into the
world, Thou blasphemest; because I
said, I am the Son of God?

    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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 333:9-13

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


    (-12- Messiah or Christ)
    Christ expresses God's spiritual, eternal nature. The name is synonymous with Messiah, and alludes to the spirituality which is taught, illustrated, and demonstrated in the life of which Christ Jesus was the embodiment.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 540:1


    (Scientific offspring)
    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.

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


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

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

    (Sublime summary)
    It was now evident to Peter that divine Life, Truth, and Love, and not a human personality, was the healer of the sick and a rock, a firm foundation in the realm of harmony. On this spiritually scientific basis Jesus explained his cures, which appeared miraculous to outsiders. He showed that diseases were cast out neither by corporeality, by materia medica, nor by hygiene, but by the divine Spirit, casting out the errors of mortal mind. The supremacy of Spirit was the foundation on which Jesus built. His sublime summary points to the religion of Love.


Section 3


John 4:28,29

    28 The woman then left her
waterpot, and went her way into the
city, and saith to the men,

    29 Come, see a man, which told me
all things that ever I did: is not
this the Christ?

***
Daniel 7:13,14

    13 I saw in the night visions, and,
behold, one like the Son of man came
with the clouds of heaven, and came
to the Ancient of days, and they
brought him near before him.

    14 And there was given him
dominion, and glory, and a kingdom,
that all people, nations, and
languages, should serve him: his
dominion is an everlasting dominion,
which shall not pass away, and his
kingdom that which shall not be
destroyed.

***
Ezekiel 2:2,3,6

    2 And the spirit entered into me
when he spake unto me, and set me
upon my feet, that I heard him that
spake unto me.

    3 And he said unto me, Son of man,
I send thee to the children of Israel,
to a rebellious nation that hath
rebelled against me: they and their
fathers have transgressed against me,
even unto this very day.

    6 #And thou, son of man, be not
afraid of them, neither be afraid of
their words, though briers and thorns
be with thee, and thou dost dwell
among scorpions: be not afraid of
their words, nor be dismayed at their
looks, though they be a rebellious
house.
Ezekiel 3:10,12

    10 Moreover he said unto me, Son of
man, all my words that I shall speak
unto thee receive in thine heart, and
hear with thine ears.

    12 Then the spirit took me up, and
I heard behind me a voice of a great
rushing, saying, Blessed be the glory
of the Lord from his place.

***
Romans 8:11,14

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

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

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 94:1-6


    (Scientific man)
    Jesus taught but one God, one Spirit, who makes man in the image and likeness of Himself, - of Spirit, not of matter. Man reflects infinite Truth, Life, and Love. The nature of man, thus understood, includes all that is implied by the terms "image" and "likeness" as used in Scripture.

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."

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 337:5

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


    (-25- Man reflects the perfect God) Material personality is not realism; it is not the reflection or likeness of Spirit, the perfect God. Sensualism is not bliss, but bondage. For true happiness, man must harmonize with his Principle, divine Love; the Son must be in accord with the Father, in conformity with Christ. According to divine Science, man is in a degree as perfect as the Mind that forms him. The truth of being makes man harmonious and immortal, while error is mortal and discordant.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 478:27-29(to blood.")

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


    (Harmonious functions)
    St. Paul said, "But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by His grace, . . . I conferred not with flesh and blood."

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.


Section 4


John 4:31-34

    31 In the mean while his disciples
prayed him, saying, Master, eat.

    32 But he said unto them, I have
meat to eat that ye know not of.

    33 Therefore said the disciples one
to another, Hath any man brought him
ought to eat?

    34 Jesus saith unto them, My meat
is to do the will of him that sent
me, and to finish his work.

***
Psalm 145:14-16

    14 The Lord upholdeth all that
fall, and raiseth up all those that
be bowed down.

    15 The eyes of all wait upon thee;
and thou givest them their meat in due
season.

    16 Thou openest thine hand, and
satisfiest the desire of every living
thing.

***
John 6:27

    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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 531:26-29


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

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 388:12-30


    (Sustenance spiritual)
    Admit the common hypothesis that food is the nutriment of life, and there follows the necessity for another admission in the opposite direction, - that food has power to destroy Life, God, through a deficiency or an excess, a quality or a quantity. This is a specimen of the ambiguous nature of all material health-theories. They are self-contradictory and self-destructive, constituting a "kingdom divided against itself," which is "brought to desolation." If food was prepared by Jesus for his disciples, it cannot destroy life.
    (God sustains man)
    The fact is, food does not affect the absolute Life of man, and this becomes self-evident, when we learn that God is our Life. Because sin and sickness are not qualities of Soul, or Life, we have hope in immortality; but it would be foolish to venture beyond our present understanding, foolish to stop eating until we gain perfection and a clear comprehension of the living Spirit. In that perfect day of understanding, we shall neither eat to live nor live to eat.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 410:9

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

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 35:26-27(to .)


    (Spiritual Eucharist)
    Our bread, "which cometh down from heaven," is Truth.

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


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


Section 5


John 4:35,36

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

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

***
Ephesians 5:9-11

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

    10 Proving what is acceptable unto
the Lord.

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

***
Galatians 5:22,23,25

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

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

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

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 451:16


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

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 348:26


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

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 361:21

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

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 35:19(after .)-25


    (Spiritual Eucharist) 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.

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


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


Section 6


Jonah 3:1-5

    1 And the word of the Lord came
unto Jonah the second time, saying,

    2 Arise, go unto Nineveh, that
great city, and preach unto it the
preaching that I bid thee.

    3 So Jonah arose, and went unto
Nineveh, according to the word of the
Lord. Now Nineveh was an exceeding
great city of three days' journey.

    4 And Jonah began to enter into the
city a day's journey, and he cried,
and said, Yet forty days, and Nineveh
shall be overthrown.

    5 #So the people of Nineveh
believed God, and proclaimed a fast,
and put on sackcloth, from the
greatest of them even to the least of
them.

***
Matthew 12:41

    41 The men of Nineveh shall rise in
judgment with this generation, and
shall condemn it: because they
repented at the preaching of Jonas;
and, behold, a greater than Jonas is
here.

***
John 4:39-42

    39 #And many of the Samaritans of
that city believed on him for the
saying of the woman, which testified,
He told me all that ever I did.

    40 So when the Samaritans were come
unto him, they besought him that he
would tarry with them: and he abode
there two days.

    41 And many more believed because
of his own word;

    42 And said unto the woman, Now we
believe, not because of thy saying:
for we have heard him ourselves, and
know that this is indeed the Christ,
the Saviour of the world.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 366:31-29


    (Genuine healing)
    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.
    (Gratitude and humility)
    This is what is meant by seeking Truth, Christ, not "for the loaves and fishes," nor, like the Pharisee, with the arrogance of rank and display of scholarship, but like Mary Magdalene, from the summit of devout consecration, with the oil of gladness and the perfume of gratitude, with tears of repentance and with those hairs all numbered by the Father.
    (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.

Subheadings in this lesson

06 1 - -17- Infinite Spirit
06 1 - The divine reflection
06 1 - God and nature
06 1 - Omnipotence set forth
06 2 - -12- Messiah or Christ
06 2 - Scientific offspring
06 2 - Doubting disciples
06 2 - A divine response
06 2 - Sublime summary
06 3 - Scientific man
06 3 - Degrees of development
06 3 - -25- Man reflects the perfect God
06 3 - Harmonious functions
06 3 - Beatific presence
06 4 - Biological inventions
06 4 - Sustenance spiritual
06 4 - God sustains man
06 4 - Life eternal and present
06 4 - Spiritual Eucharist
06 4 - Christ the great physician
06 5 - Treasure in heaven
06 5 - Full fruitage yet to come
06 5 - Choose ye today
06 5 - Spiritual Eucharist
06 5 - Sin to be overcome
06 6 - Genuine healing
06 6 - Gratitude and humility
06 6 - The salt of the earth


February 16,1908

Subject: 07

SOUL.

o1oo



-- Golden Text --

Psalm 62:1

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


Responsive Reading


Psalm 3:1-6,8

    1 Lord, how are they increased
that trouble me! many are they that
rise up against me.

    2 Many there be which say of my
soul, There is no help for him in
God.

    3 But thou, O Lord, art a shield
for me; my glory, and the lifter up
of mine head.

    4 I cried unto the Lord with my
voice, and he heard me out of his
holy hill.

    5 I laid me down and slept; I
awaked; for the Lord sustained me.

    6 I will not be afraid of ten
thousands of people, that have set
themselves against me round about.

    8 Salvation belongeth unto the
Lord: thy blessing is upon thy
people.
Psalm 5:1-3,8,11,12

    1 Give ear to my words, O Lord,
consider my meditation.

    2 Hearken unto the voice of my cry,
my King, and my God: for unto thee
will I pray.

    3 My voice shalt thou hear in the
morning, O Lord; in the morning will
I direct my prayer unto thee, and
will look up.

    8 Lead me, O Lord, in thy
righteousness because of mine
enemies; make thy way straight before
my face.

    11 But let all those that put their
trust in thee rejoice: let them ever
shout for joy, because thou defendest
them: let them also that love thy
name be joyful in thee.

    12 For thou, Lord, wilt bless the
righteous; with favour wilt thou
compass him as with a shield.


Section 1


Deuteronomy 32:1,3

    1 Give ear, O ye heavens, and I
will speak; and hear, O earth, the
words of my mouth.

    3 Because I will publish the name
of the Lord: ascribe ye greatness
unto our God.

***
Psalm 11:1

    1 In the Lord put I my trust: how
say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to
your mountain?
Psalm 16:1

    1 Preserve me, O God: for in thee
do I put my trust.

***
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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 466:20-26

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


    (Mankind redeemed)
    Soul or Spirit signifies Deity and nothing else. There is no finite soul nor spirit. Soul or Spirit means only one Mind, and cannot be rendered in the plural. Heathen mythology and Jewish theology have perpetuated the fallacy that intelligence, soul, and life can be in matter; and idolatry and ritualism are the outcome of all man-made beliefs.

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


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

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 482:3

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


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 310:12


    (The central intelligence)
    The sun is not affected by the revolution of the earth. So Science reveals Soul as God, untouched by sin and death, - as the central Life and intelligence around which circle harmoniously all things in the systems of Mind.


Section 2


Exodus 20:1-5(to :)

    1 And God spake all these words,
saying,

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

    3 Thou shalt have no other gods
before me.

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

    5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself
to them, nor serve them:

***
Jeremiah 6:8

    8 Be thou instructed, O Jerusalem,
lest my soul depart from thee; lest I
make thee desolate, a land not
inhabited.

***
Isaiah 55:3

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

***
Jeremiah 31:11,12,25

    11 For the Lord hath redeemed
Jacob, and ransomed him from the hand
of him that was stronger than he.

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

    25 For I have satiated the weary
soul, and I have replenished every
sorrowful soul.

***
Romans 13:8,9

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

    9 For this, Thou shalt not commit
adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou
shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear
false witness, Thou shalt not covet;
and if there be any other
commandment, it is briefly
comprehended in this saying, namely,
Thou shalt love thy neighbour as
thyself.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 467:1-8

(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. The second is like unto it, "Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself."

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

  (- MORTAL MIND - Death)


    (-Platform summation-)
    "Thou shalt have no other gods before me." (Exodus xx. 3.) The First Commandment is my favorite text. It demonstrates Christian Science. It inculcates the tri-unity of God, Spirit, Mind; it signifies that man shall have no other spirit or mind but God, eternal good, and that all men shall have one Mind. The divine Principle of the First Commandment bases the Science of being, by which man demonstrates health, holiness, and life eternal. One infinite God, good, unifies men and nations; constitutes the brotherhood of man; ends wars; fulfils the Scripture, "Love thy neighbor as thyself;" annihilates pagan and Christian idolatry, - whatever is wrong in social, civil, criminal, political, and religious codes; equalizes the sexes; annuls the curse on man, and leaves nothing that can sin, suffer, be punished or destroyed.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 276:4-9

    (Universal brotherhood)
    When the divine precepts are understood, they unfold the foundation of fellowship, in which one mind is not at war with another, but all have one Spirit, God, one intelligent source, in accordance with the Scriptural command: "Let this Mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus."

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


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


Section 3


Isaiah 42:1,5-7

    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.

    5 #Thus saith God the Lord, he that
created the heavens, and stretched
them out; he that spread forth the
earth, and that which cometh out of
it; he that giveth breath unto the
people upon it, and spirit to them
that walk therein:

    6 I the Lord have called thee in
righteousness, and will hold thine
hand, and will keep thee, and give
thee for a covenant of the people,
for a light of the Gentiles;

    7 To open the blind eyes, to bring
out the prisoners from the prison, and
them that sit in darkness out of the
prison house.

***
John 12:20-23,26-28

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 477:6,22

(14) Question: What is man?
ADAM = That which is not the image and likeness of good, but a material belief, opposed to the one Mind, or Spirit.
Topic: Unreality


    (The kingdom within) Man is not a material habitation for Soul; he is himself spiritual. Soul, being Spirit, is seen in nothing imperfect nor material.
    (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 - 280:25-4


    (Sensationless body)
    Rightly understood, instead of possessing a sentient material form, man has a sensationless body; and God, the Soul of man and of all existence, being perpetual in His own individuality, harmony, and immortality, imparts and perpetuates these qualities in man, - through Mind, not matter. The only excuse for entertaining human opinions and rejecting the Science of being is our mortal ignorance of Spirit, - ignorance which yields only to the understanding of divine Science, the understanding by which we enter into the kingdom of Truth on earth and learn that Spirit is infinite and supreme.

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.

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.


Section 4


Ezekiel 34:1,2,4

    1 And the word of the Lord came
unto me, saying,

    2 Son of man, prophesy against the
shepherds of Israel, prophesy, and say
unto them, Thus saith the Lord God
unto the shepherds; Woe be to the
shepherds of Israel that do feed
themselves! should not the shepherds
feed the flocks?

    4 The diseased have ye not
strengthened, neither have ye healed
that which was sick, neither have ye
bound up that which was broken,
neither have ye brought again that
which was driven away, neither have
ye sought that which was lost; but
with force and with cruelty have ye
ruled them.

***
Jeremiah 3:14,15

    14 Turn, O backsliding children,
saith the Lord; for I am married unto
you: and I will take you one of a
city, and two of a family, and I will
bring you to Zion:

    15 And I will give you pastors
according to mine heart, which shall
feed you with knowledge and
understanding.

***
Matthew 4:23,24

    23 #And Jesus went about all
Galilee, teaching in their
synagogues, and preaching the gospel
of the kingdom, and healing all
manner of sickness and all manner of
disease among the people.

    24 And his fame went throughout all
Syria: and they brought unto him all
sick people that were taken with
divers diseases and torments, and
those which were possessed with
devils, and those which were
lunatick, and those that had the
palsy; and he healed them.
Matthew 7:29

    29 For he taught them as one having
authority, and not as the scribes.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 473:18

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


    (Jesus not God)
    In an age of ecclesiastical despotism, Jesus introduced the teaching and practice of Christianity, affording the proof of Christianity's truth and love; but to reach his example and to test its unerring Science according to his rule, healing sickness, sin, and death, a better understanding of God as divine Principle, Love, rather than personality or the man Jesus, is required.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 141:10-21


    (No ecclesiastical monopoly)
    All revelation (such is the popular thought!) must come from the schools and along the line of scholarly and ecclesiastical descent, as kings are crowned from a royal dynasty. In healing the sick and sinning, Jesus elaborated the fact that the healing effect followed the understanding of the divine Principle and of the Christ-spirit which governed the corporeal Jesus. For this Principle there is no dynasty, no ecclesiastical monopoly. Its only crowned head is immortal sovereignty. Its only priest is the spiritualized man. The Bible declares that all believers are made "kings and priests unto God."

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.

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 62:31-1


    (Superior law of Soul) Because mortals believe in material laws and reject the Science of Mind, this does not make materiality first and the superior law of Soul last.

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 60:29-31

    (Spiritual concord)
    Soul has infinite resources with which to bless mankind, and happiness would be more readily attained and would be more secure in our keeping, if sought in Soul.


Section 5


Genesis 49:5,6

    5 #Simeon and Levi are brethren;
instruments of cruelty are in their
habitations.

    6 O my soul, come not thou into
their secret; unto their assembly,
mine honour, be not thou united: for
in their anger they slew a man, and
in their selfwill they digged down a
wall.

***
Psalm 120:2

    2 Deliver my soul, O Lord, from
lying lips, and from a deceitful
tongue.

***
Jonah 2:7

    7 When my soul fainted within me I
remembered the Lord: and my prayer
came in unto thee, into thine holy
temple.

***
Matthew 11:28,29

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

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

***
II Corinthians 5:4

    4 For we that are in this
tabernacle do groan, being burdened:
not for that we would be unclothed,
but clothed upon, that mortality
might be swallowed up of life.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 478:3

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


    (A vacant domicile)
    What evidence of Soul or of immortality have you within mortality? Even according to the teachings of natural science, man has never beheld Spirit or Soul leaving a body or entering it. What basis is there for the theory of indwelling spirit, except the claim of mortal belief? What would be thought of the declaration that a house was inhabited, and by a certain class of persons, when no such persons were ever seen to go into the house or to come out of it, nor were they even visible through the windows? Who can see a soul in the body?

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 318:32-1


    (Sickness as discord)
    The body does not include soul, but manifests mortality, a false sense of soul.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 72:9


    (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. Truth destroys mortality, and brings to light immortality. Mortal belief (the material sense of life) and immortal Truth (the spiritual sense) are the tares and the wheat, which are not united by progress, but separated.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 301:32


    (Inverted images and ideas)
    Immortality is not bounded by mortality. Soul is not compassed by finiteness. Principle is not to be found in fragmentary ideas.

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 6


II Timothy 1:8-10

    8 Be not thou therefore ashamed of
the testimony of our Lord, nor of me
his prisoner: but be thou partaker of
the afflictions of the gospel
according to the power of God;

    9 Who hath saved us, and called us
with an holy calling, not according to
our works, but according to his own
purpose and grace, which was given us
in Christ Jesus before the world
began,

    10 But is now made manifest by the
appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ,
who hath abolished death, and hath
brought life and immortality to light
through the gospel:

***
Hebrews 6:13,18,19

    13 For when God made promise to
Abraham, because he could swear by no
greater, he sware by himself,

    18 That by two immutable things, in
which it was impossible for God to
lie, we might have a strong
consolation, who have fled for refuge
to lay hold upon the hope set before
us:

    19 Which hope we have as an anchor
of the soul, both sure and stedfast,
and which entereth into that within
the veil;

***
II Timothy 4:7,8

    7 I have fought a good fight, I
have finished my course, I have kept
the faith:

    8 Henceforth there is laid up for
me a crown of righteousness, which
the Lord, the righteous judge, shall
give me at that day: and not to me
only, but unto all them also that
love his appearing.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 306:7(begin The immortality)-20


    (Divinity not childless) The immortality of Soul makes man immortal. If God, who is Life, were parted for a moment from His reflection, man, during that moment there would be no divinity reflected. The Ego would be unexpressed, and the Father would be childless, - no Father.
    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.

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.

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 (PLATFORM) - 335:22

  (- MORTAL MIND - Material senses)


    (-19- Soul and Spirit one)
    Only by losing the false sense of Soul can we gain the eternal unfolding of Life as immortality brought to light.

Subheadings in this lesson

07 1 - Mankind redeemed
07 1 - Real and unreal identity
07 1 - Soul defined
07 1 - The central intelligence
07 2 - Two chief commands
07 2 - -Platform summation-
07 2 - Universal brotherhood
07 2 - Scientific foreknowing
07 3 - Philosophical blunders
07 3 - The kingdom within
07 3 - Reflection of Spirit
07 3 - Sensationless body
07 3 - Definition of man
07 3 - The sun and Soul
07 4 - Jesus not God
07 4 - No ecclesiastical monopoly
07 4 - Jesus' disregard of matter
07 4 - Superior law of Soul
07 4 - Spiritual concord
07 5 - A vacant domicile
07 5 - Sickness as discord
07 5 - Spirits obsolete
07 5 - Inverted images and ideas
07 5 - Soul impeccable
07 6 - Divinity not childless
07 6 - The present immortality
07 6 - Key to the kingdom
07 6 - -19- Soul and Spirit one


February 23,1908

Subject: 08

MIND.

1ooo



-- Golden Text --

I Peter 3:8

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


Responsive Reading


Romans 15:5-9,14-21

    5 Now the God of patience and
consolation grant you to be
likeminded one toward another
according to Christ Jesus:

    6 That ye may with one mind and one
mouth glorify God, even the Father of
our Lord Jesus Christ.

    7 Wherefore receive ye one another,
as Christ also received us to the
glory of God.

    8 Now I say that Jesus Christ was a
minister of the circumcision for the
truth of God, to confirm the promises
made unto the fathers:

    9 And that the Gentiles might
glorify God for his mercy; as it is
written, For this cause I will
confess to thee among the Gentiles,
and sing unto thy name.

    14 And I myself also am persuaded
of you, my brethren, that ye also are
full of goodness, filled with all
knowledge, able also to admonish one
another.

    15 Nevertheless, brethren, I have
written the more boldly unto you in
some sort, as putting you in mind,
because of the grace that is given to
me of God,

    16 That I should be the minister of
Jesus Christ to the Gentiles,
ministering the gospel of God, that
the offering up of the Gentiles might
be acceptable, being sanctified by
the Holy Ghost.

    17 I have therefore whereof I may
glory through Jesus Christ in those
things which pertain to God.

    18 For I will not dare to speak of
any of those things which Christ hath
not wrought by me, to make the
Gentiles obedient, by word and deed,

    19 Through mighty signs and
wonders, by the power of the Spirit
of God; so that from Jerusalem, and
round about unto Illyricum, I have
fully preached the gospel of Christ.

    20 Yea, so have I strived to preach
the gospel, not where Christ was
named, lest I should build upon
another man's foundation:

    21 But as it is written, To whom he
was not spoken of, they shall see:
and they that have not heard shall
understand.


Section 1


Job 22:12,13

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

    13 And thou sayest, How doth God
know? can he judge through the dark
cloud?
Job 23:1,5,13

    1 Then Job answered and said,

    5 I would know the words which he
would answer me, and understand what
he would say unto me.

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

***
Mark 12:28-30,32

    28 #And one of the scribes came,
and having heard them reasoning
together, and perceiving that he had
answered them well, asked him, Which
is the first commandment of all?

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

    30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy
God with all thy heart, and with all
thy soul, and with all thy mind, and
with all thy strength: this is the
first commandment.

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

***
I Timothy 2:5

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

***
Philipians 2:1,2

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

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

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 114:10


    (Definition of mortal mind)
    In Science, Mind is one, including noumenon and phenomena, God and His thoughts.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 469:13-20

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


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

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 467:9

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


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

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 - 204:20


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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 249:1

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


Section 2


Ezekiel 20:19,31,32,37,43

    19 I am the Lord your God; walk in
my statutes, and keep my judgments,
and do them;

    31 For when ye offer your gifts,
when ye make your sons to pass
through the fire, ye pollute
yourselves with all your idols, even
unto this day: and shall I be
inquired of by you, O house of
Israel? As I live, saith the Lord
God, I will not be inquired of by
you.

    32 And that which cometh into your
mind shall not be at all, that ye say,
We will be as the heathen, as the
families of the countries, to serve
wood and stone.

    37 And I will cause you to pass
under the rod, and I will bring you
into the bond of the covenant:

    43 And there shall ye remember your
ways, and all your doings, wherein ye
have been defiled; and ye shall lothe
yourselves in your own sight for all
your evils that ye have committed.

***
Luke 8:18

    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 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 - 311:3,8-12


    (Soul imperishable)
    What we term mortal mind or carnal mind, dependent on matter for manifestation, is not Mind. God is Mind: all that Mind, God, is, or hath made, is good, and He made all. Hence evil is not made and is not real.
    (Sin only of the flesh)
    Is man lost spiritually? No, he can only lose a sense material. All sin is of the flesh. It cannot be spiritual. Sin exists here or hereafter only so long as the illusion of mind in matter remains.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 186:28-5


    (Ignorant idolatry)
    Mortal mind is ignorant of self, or it could never be self-deceived. If mortal mind knew how to be better, it would be better. Since it must believe in something besides itself, it enthrones matter as deity. The human mind has been an idolater from the beginning, having other gods and believing in more than the one Mind.
    As mortals do not comprehend even mortal existence, how ignorant must they be of the all-knowing Mind and of His creations.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 191:1-7,32

    (Human frailty)
    The brain can give no idea of God's man. It can take no cognizance of Mind. Matter is not the organ of infinite Mind.
    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.
    (No physical affinity)
    Mind, God, sends forth the aroma of Spirit, the atmosphere of intelligence. The belief that a pulpy substance under the skull is mind is a mockery of intelligence, a mimicry of Mind.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 302:8


    (Identity not lost)
    It is impossible that man should lose aught that is real, when God is all and eternally his. The notion that mind is in matter, and that the so-called pleasures and pains, the birth, sin, sickness, and death of matter, are real, is a mortal belief; and this belief is all that will ever be lost.


Section 3


Mark 5:15,18,19

    15 And they come to Jesus, and see
him that was possessed with the devil,
and had the legion, sitting, and
clothed, and in his right mind: and
they were afraid.

    18 And when he was come into the
ship, he that had been possessed with
the devil prayed him that he might be
with him.

    19 Howbeit Jesus suffered him not,
but saith unto him, Go home to thy
friends, and tell them how great
things the Lord hath done for thee,
and hath had compassion on thee.

***
Acts 9:32-34

    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.

***
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.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 142:26


    (Question of precedence)
    Which was first, Mind or medicine? If Mind was first and self-existent, then Mind, not matter, must have been the first medicine. God being All-in-all, He made medicine; but that medicine was Mind. It could not have been matter, which departs from the nature and character of Mind, God. 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.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 169:18-23


    (Mind the only healer)
    Science not only reveals the origin of all disease as mental, but it also declares that all disease is cured by divine Mind. There can be no healing except by this Mind, however much we trust a drug or any other means towards which human faith or endeavor is directed.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 179:5

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

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 145:8-13


    (The struggle and victory)
    The struggle for the recovery of invalids goes on, not between material methods, but between mortal minds and immortal Mind. The victory will be on the patient's side only as immortal Mind through Christ, Truth, subdues the human belief in disease.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 399:25-28


    (Mental strength) This misnamed mind is not an entity. It is only a false sense of matter, since matter is not sensible. The one Mind, God, contains no mortal opinions.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 380:22-25

    (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.


Section 4


Romans 8:27-30

    27 And he that searcheth the hearts
knoweth what is the mind of the
Spirit, because he maketh
intercession for the saints according
to the will of God.

    28 And we know that all things work
together for good to them that love
God, to them who are the called
according to his purpose.

    29 For whom he did foreknow, he
also did predestinate to be conformed
to the image of his Son, that he
might be the firstborn among many
brethren.

    30 Moreover whom he did
predestinate, them he also called:
and whom he called, them he also
justified: and whom he justified,
them he also glorified.

***
Ephesians 1:3-5

    3 Blessed be the God and Father of
our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath
blessed us with all spiritual
blessings in heavenly places in
Christ:

    4 According as he hath chosen us in
him before the foundation of the
world, that we should be holy and
without blame before him in love:

    5 Having predestinated us unto the
adoption of children by Jesus Christ
to himself, according to the good
pleasure of his will,

***
James 2:5

    5 Hearken, my beloved brethren,
Hath not God chosen the poor of this
world rich in faith, and heirs of the
kingdom which he hath promised to
them that love him?

***
I Corinthians 2:11,16

    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.

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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 519:1-3


    (Perfection of creation) Nothing can be novel to eternal Mind, the author of all things, who from all eternity knoweth His own ideas. Deity was satisfied with His work.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 315:3


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 336:9

  (- MORTAL MIND - Idolatry)

    (-22- The real manhood)
    XXII. Immortal man was and is God's image or idea, even the infinite expression of infinite Mind, and immortal man is coexistent and coeternal with that Mind. He has been forever in the eternal Mind, God; but infinite Mind can never be in man, but is reflected by man. The spiritual man's consciousness and individuality are reflections of God. They are the emanations of Him who is Life, Truth, and Love. Immortal man is not and never was material, but always spiritual and eternal.

588:11 Chapter 17: Glossary
(I, or EGO)

    There is but one I, or Us, but one divine Principle, or Mind, governing all existence; man and woman unchanged forever in their individual characters, even as numbers which never blend with each other, though they are governed by one Principle. All the objects of God's creation reflect one Mind, and whatever reflects not this one Mind, is false and erroneous, even the belief that life, substance, and intelligence are both mental and material.


Section 5


Numbers 23:19,20,23

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

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

    23 Surely there is no enchantment
against Jacob, neither is there any
divination against Israel: according
to this time it shall be said of
Jacob and of Israel, What hath God
wrought!

***
Isaiah 29:15,16

    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?

***
Galatians 6:3

    3 For if a man think himself to be
something, when he is nothing, he
deceiveth himself.

***
Philipians 3:7,21

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

    21 Who shall change our vile body,
that it may be fashioned like unto his
glorious body, according to the
working whereby he is able even to
subdue all things unto himself.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 120:17


    (Health and the senses)
    The Science of Mind-healing shows it to be impossible for aught but Mind to testify truly or to exhibit the real status of man. Therefore the divine Principle of Science, reversing the testimony of the physical senses, reveals man as harmoniously existent in Truth, which is the only basis of health; and thus Science denies all disease, heals the sick, overthrows false evidence, and refutes materialistic logic.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 273:10


    (Science versus sense)
    Divine Science reverses the false testimony of the material senses, and thus tears away the foundations of error. Hence the enmity between Science and the senses, and the impossibility of attaining perfect understanding till the errors of sense are eliminated.

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


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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 212:29

    (No miracles in Mind-methods)
    The realities of being, its normal action, and the origin of all things are unseen to mortal sense; whereas the unreal and imitative movements of mortal belief, which would reverse the immortal modus and action, are styled the real. Whoever contradicts this mortal mind supposition of reality is called a deceiver, or is said to be deceived. Of a man it has been said, "As he thinketh in his heart, so is he;" hence as a man spiritually understandeth, so is he in truth.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 442:16-22


    (Christ the great physician)
    Neither animal magnetism nor hypnotism enters into the practice of Christian Science, in which truth cannot be reversed, but the reverse of error is true. An improved belief cannot retrograde. When Christ changes a belief of sin or of sickness into a better belief, then belief melts into spiritual understanding, and sin, disease, and death disappear.


Section 6


I Peter 4:1,16

    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;

    16 Yet if any man suffer as a
Christian, let him not be ashamed;
but let him glorify God on this
behalf.

***
Colossians 3:12

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

***
Romans 12:10,16

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

    16 Be of the same mind one toward
another. Mind not high things, but
condescend to men of low estate. Be
not wise in your own conceits.

***
I Corinthians 1:10

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

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 469:30

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

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 470:16

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

    (The divine standard of perfection)
    The children of God have but one Mind. How can good lapse into evil, when God, the Mind of man, never sins? The standard of perfection was originally God and man. Has God taken down His own standard, and has man fallen?

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 109:4


    (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.

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

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 275:20


    (The divine completeness)
    Divine metaphysics, as revealed to spiritual understanding, shows clearly that all is Mind, and that Mind is God, omnipotence, omnipresence, omniscience, - that is, all power, all presence, all Science. Hence all is in reality the manifestation of Mind.

Subheadings in this lesson

08 1 - Definition of mortal mind
08 1 - True sense of infinitude
08 1 - Two chief commands
08 1 - Tritheism impossible
08 1 - Unscientific theories
08 1 - Perfect models
08 2 - Soul imperishable
08 2 - Sin only of the flesh
08 2 - Ignorant idolatry
08 2 - Human frailty
08 2 - No physical affinity
08 2 - Identity not lost
08 3 - Question of precedence
08 3 - Mind the only healer
08 3 - Absent patients
08 3 - The struggle and victory
08 3 - Mental strength
08 3 - A higher discovery
08 4 - Perfection of creation
08 4 - Hebrew theology
08 4 - -22- The real manhood
08 5 - Health and the senses
08 5 - Science versus sense
08 5 - Servants and masters
08 5 - No miracles in Mind-methods
08 5 - Christ the great physician
08 6 - The sole governor
08 6 - The divine standard of perfection
08 6 - Scientific evidence
08 6 - Man governed by Mind
08 6 - The divine completeness


March 1,1908

Subject: 09

CHRIST JESUS.

ooo2



-- Golden Text --

Revelation 1:5

    5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the
faithful witness, and the first
begotten of the dead, and the prince
of the kings of the earth. Unto him
that loved us, and washed us from our
sins in his own blood,


Responsive Reading


Mark 16:9-20

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

    10 And she went and told them that
had been with him, as they mourned and
wept.

    11 And they, when they had heard
that he was alive, and had been seen
of her, believed not.

    12 #After that he appeared in
another form unto two of them, as
they walked, and went into the
country.

    13 And they went and told it unto
the residue: neither believed they
them.

    14 #Afterward he appeared unto the
eleven as they sat at meat, and
upbraided them with their unbelief
and hardness of heart, because they
believed not them which had seen him
after he was risen.

    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.

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

    18 They shall take up serpents; and
if they drink any deadly thing, it
shall not hurt them; they shall lay
hands on the sick, and they shall
recover.

    19 #So then after the Lord had
spoken unto them, he was received up
into heaven, and sat on the right
hand of God.

    20 And they went forth, and
preached every where, the Lord
working with them, and confirming the
word with signs following. Amen.


Section 1


Luke 1:26,27,30,35

    26 And in the sixth month the angel
Gabriel was sent from God unto a city
of Galilee, named Nazareth,

    27 To a virgin espoused to a man
whose name was Joseph, of the house
of David; and the virgin's name was
Mary.

    30 And the angel said unto her,
Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found
favour with God.

    35 And the angel answered and said
unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come
upon thee, and the power of the
Highest shall overshadow thee:
therefore also that holy thing which
shall be born of thee shall be called
the Son of God.
Luke 3:21,22

    21 Now when all the people were
baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus
also being baptized, and praying, the
heaven was opened,

    22 And the Holy Ghost descended in
a bodily shape like a dove upon him,
and a voice came from heaven, which
said, Thou art my beloved Son; in
thee I am well pleased.

***
I Timothy 3:16

    16 And without controversy great is
the mystery of godliness: God was
manifest in the flesh, justified in
the Spirit, seen of angels, preached
unto the Gentiles, believed on in the
world, received up into glory.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 312:31-1(to 2nd .)


    (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.

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.

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


    (Spiritual conception)
    The illumination of Mary's spiritual sense put to silence material law and its order of generation, and brought forth her child by the revelation of Truth, demonstrating God as the Father of men. The Holy Ghost, or divine Spirit, overshadowed the pure sense of the Virgin-mother with the full recognition that being is Spirit. The Christ dwelt forever an idea in the bosom of God, the divine Principle of the man Jesus, and woman perceived this spiritual idea, though at first faintly developed.

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.

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 69:6-8,13


    (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.
    Spiritually to understand that there is but one creator, God, unfolds all creation, confirms the Scriptures, brings the sweet assurance of no parting, no pain, and of man deathless and perfect and eternal.


Section 2


Colossians 1:2,15,18

    2 To the saints and faithful
brethren in Christ which are at
Colosse: Grace be unto you, and
peace, from God our Father and the
Lord Jesus Christ.

    15 Who is the image of the
invisible God, the firstborn of every
creature:

    18 And he is the head of the body,
the church: who is the beginning, the
firstborn from the dead; that in all
things he might have the preeminence.

***
Hebrews 1:6

    6 And again, when he bringeth in
the firstbegotten into the world, he
saith, And let all the angels of God
worship him.

***
Romans 8:29

    29 For whom he did foreknow, he
also did predestinate to be conformed
to the image of his Son, that he
might be the firstborn among many
brethren.

***
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.

589:16 Chapter 17: Glossary
(JESUS)

    JESUS. The highest human corporeal concept of the divine idea, rebuking and destroying error and bringing to light man's immortality.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 332:9-15

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


    (-9- The Son of God)
    IX. Jesus was born of Mary. Christ is the true idea voicing good, the divine message from God to men speaking to the human consciousness. The Christ is incorporeal, spiritual, - yea, the divine image and likeness, dispelling the illusions of the senses; the Way, the Truth, and the Life, healing the sick and casting out evils, destroying sin, disease, and death.

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


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

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

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


Section 3


Luke 4:1-8,13

    1 And Jesus being full of the Holy
Ghost returned from Jordan, and was
led by the Spirit into the
wilderness,

    2 Being forty days tempted of the
devil. And in those days he did eat
nothing: and when they were ended, he
afterward hungered.

    3 And the devil said unto him, If
thou be the Son of God, command this
stone that it be made bread.

    4 And Jesus answered him, saying,
It is written, That man shall not
live by bread alone, but by every
word of God.

    5 And the devil, taking him up into
an high mountain, shewed unto him all
the kingdoms of the world in a moment
of time.

    6 And the devil said unto him, All
this power will I give thee, and the
glory of them: for that is delivered
unto me; and to whomsoever I will I
give it.

    7 If thou therefore wilt worship
me, all shall be thine.

    8 And Jesus answered and said unto
him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it
is written, Thou shalt worship the
Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou
serve.

    13 And when the devil had ended all
the temptation, he departed from him
for a season.

***
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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 42:21-23


    (Death outdone)
    Because of the wondrous glory which God bestowed on His anointed, temptation, sin, sickness, and death had no terror for Jesus.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 564:14-16


    (Malicious barbarity)
    Since Jesus must have been tempted in all points, he, the immaculate, met and conquered sin in every form.

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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 420:10-13

    (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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 315:21-24


    (Immaculate conception)
    Jesus' spiritual origin and understanding enabled him to demonstrate the facts of being, - to prove irrefutably how spiritual Truth destroys material error, heals sickness, and overcomes death.


Section 4


John 5:39

    39 #Search the scriptures; for in
them ye think ye have eternal life:
and they are they which testify of
me.
John 7:37,38

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

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

***
Matthew 21:42

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

***
Luke 24:13,15,27

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

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

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 320:24-25


    (Job, on the resurrection)
    The one important interpretation of Scripture is the spiritual.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 317:1

    (Deadness in sin)
    Jesus uttered things which had been "secret from the foundation of the world," - since material knowledge usurped the throne of the creative divine Principle, insisted on the might of matter, the force of falsity, the insignificance of spirit, and proclaimed an anthropomorphic God.

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.

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.

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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 241:14


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


Section 5


Matthew 22:41,42

    41 #While the Pharisees were
gathered together, Jesus asked them,

    42 Saying, What think ye of Christ?
whose son is he? They say unto him,
The Son of David.

***
John 7:25-29,31

    25 Then said some of them of
Jerusalem, Is not this he, whom they
seek to kill?

    26 But, lo, he speaketh boldly, and
they say nothing unto him. Do the
rulers know indeed that this is the
very Christ?

    27 Howbeit we know this man whence
he is: but when Christ cometh, no man
knoweth whence he is.

    28 Then cried Jesus in the temple
as he taught, saying, Ye both know
me, and ye know whence I am: and I am
not come of myself, but he that sent
me is true, whom ye know not.

    29 But I know him: for I am from
him, and he hath sent me.

    31 And many of the people believed
on him, and said, When Christ cometh,
will he do more miracles than these
which this man hath done?

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 333:16

  (- 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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 25:31


    (Effective triumph)
    The divinity of the Christ was made manifest in the humanity of Jesus.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 316:12


    (Spiritual government)
    Jesus represented Christ, the true idea of God. Hence the warfare between this spiritual idea and perfunctory religion, between spiritual clear-sightedness and the blindness of popular belief, which led to the conclusion that the spiritual idea could be killed by crucifying the flesh. The Christ-idea, or the Christ-man, rose higher to human view because of the crucifixion, and thus proved that Truth was the master of death. Christ presents the indestructible man, whom Spirit creates, constitutes, and governs. Christ illustrates that blending with God, his divine Principle, which gives man dominion over all the earth.


Section 6


John 10:24,25

    24 Then came the Jews round about
him, and said unto him, How long dost
thou make us to doubt? If thou be the
Christ, tell us plainly.

    25 Jesus answered them, I told you,
and ye believed not: the works that I
do in my Father's name, they bear
witness of me.

***
Philipians 2:5,9-11

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

    9 Wherefore God also hath highly
exalted him, and given him a name
which is above every name:

    10 That at the name of Jesus every
knee should bow, of things in heaven,
and things in earth, and things under
the earth;

    11 And that every tongue should
confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to
the glory of God the Father.

***
Revelation 14:1,3,5,12

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

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

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

    12 Here is the patience of the
saints: here are they that keep the
commandments of God, and the faith of
Jesus.

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


    (The unity of Science and Christianity)
    Christianity as Jesus taught it was not a creed, nor a system of ceremonies, nor a special gift from a ritualistic Jehovah; but it was the demonstration of divine Love casting out error and healing the sick, not merely in the name of Christ, or Truth, but in demonstration of Truth, as must be the case in the cycles of divine light.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 228:14,25-29(to 2nd .)


    (God-given dominion) Mortals will some day assert their freedom in the name of Almighty God. Then they will control their own bodies through the understanding of divine Science. Dropping their present beliefs, they will recognize harmony as the spiritual reality and discord as the material unreality.
    (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.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 192:4-7,27


    (No physical affinity)
    We are Christian Scientists, only as we quit our reliance upon that which is false and grasp the true. We are not Christian Scientists until we leave all for Christ. Human opinions are not spiritual.
    (The one real power)
    We walk in the footsteps of Truth and Love by following the example of our Master in the understanding of divine metaphysics. Christianity is the basis of true healing. Whatever holds human thought in line with unselfed love, receives directly the divine power.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 326:3-8,12-14


    (Loving God supremely)
    If we wish to follow Christ, Truth, it must be in the way of God's appointing. Jesus said, "He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also." He, who would reach the source and find the divine remedy for every ill, must not try to climb the hill of Science by some other road.
    We must forsake the foundation of material systems, however time-honored, if we would gain the Christ as our only Saviour.

Subheadings in this lesson

09 1 - The one anointed
09 1 - Sonship of Jesus
09 1 - Spiritual conception
09 1 - Spirit and flesh
09 1 - God's creation intact
09 2 - -9- The Son of God
09 2 - Spiritual conception
09 2 - Fleshly ties temporal
09 3 - Death outdone
09 3 - Malicious barbarity
09 3 - Christian history
09 3 - Positive reassurance
09 3 - Immaculate conception
09 4 - Job, on the resurrection
09 4 - Deadness in sin
09 4 - Truth a present help
09 4 - Fatal premises
09 4 - True theory of the universe
09 4 - Spirit transforms
09 5 - -13- The divine Principle and idea
09 5 - Effective triumph
09 5 - Spiritual government
09 6 - The unity of Science and Christianity
09 6 - God-given dominion
09 6 - Priestly pride humbled
09 6 - No physical affinity
09 6 - The one real power
09 6 - Loving God supremely


March 8,1908

Subject: 10

MAN.

oo2o



-- Golden Text --

Colossians 2:8

    8 Beware lest any man spoil you
through philosophy and vain deceit,
after the tradition of men, after the
rudiments of the world, and not after
Christ.


Responsive Reading


Titus 2:1-15

    1 But speak thou the things which
become sound doctrine:

    2 That the aged men be sober,
grave, temperate, sound in faith, in
charity, in patience.

    3 The aged women likewise, that
they be in behaviour as becometh
holiness, not false accusers, not
given to much wine, teachers of good
things;

    4 That they may teach the young
women to be sober, to love their
husbands, to love their children,

    5 To be discreet, chaste, keepers
at home, good, obedient to their own
husbands, that the word of God be not
blasphemed.

    6 Young men likewise exhort to be
sober minded.

    7 In all things shewing thyself a
pattern of good works: in doctrine
shewing uncorruptness, gravity,
sincerity,

    8 Sound speech, that cannot be
condemned; that he that is of the
contrary part may be ashamed, having
no evil thing to say of you.

    9 Exhort servants to be obedient
unto their own masters, and to please
them well in all things; not
answering again;

    10 Not purloining, but shewing all
good fidelity; that they may adorn the
doctrine of God our Saviour in all
things.

    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;

    14 Who gave himself for us, that he
might redeem us from all iniquity,
and purify unto himself a peculiar
people, zealous of good works.

    15 These things speak, and exhort,
and rebuke with all authority. Let no
man despise thee.


Section 1


Acts 10:1,2,25-28,34,35

    1 There was a certain man in
Caesarea called Cornelius, a
centurion of the band called the
Italian band,

    2 A devout man, and one that feared
God with all his house, which gave
much alms to the people, and prayed
to God alway.

    25 And as Peter was coming in,
Cornelius met him, and fell down at
his feet, and worshipped him.

    26 But Peter took him up, saying,
Stand up; I myself also am a man.

    27 And as he talked with him, he
went in, and found many that were
come together.

    28 And he said unto them, Ye know
how that it is an unlawful thing for
a man that is a Jew to keep company,
or come unto one of another nation;
but God hath shewed me that I should
not call any man common or unclean.

    34 #Then Peter opened his mouth,
and said, Of a truth I perceive that
God is no respecter of persons:

    35 But in every nation he that
feareth him, and worketh
righteousness, is accepted with him.

591:5 Chapter 17: Glossary
(MAN)

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

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


    (Scientific finalities)
    The admission to one's self that man is God's own likeness sets man free to master the infinite idea. This conviction shuts the door on death, and opens it wide towards immortality. The understanding and recognition of Spirit must finally come, and we may as well improve our time in solving the mysteries of being through an apprehension of divine Principle. At present we know not what man is, but we certainly shall know this when man reflects God.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 190:14-31


    (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.
    The Hebrew bard, swayed by mortal thoughts, thus swept his lyre with saddening strains on human existence:


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.

When hope rose higher in the human heart, he sang:


As for me, I will behold Thy face in righteousness:
I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with Thy likeness. . . .


For with Thee is the fountain of life;
In Thy light shall we see light.


Section 2


Jeremiah 7:23,24

    23 But this thing commanded I them,
saying, Obey my voice, and I will be
your God, and ye shall be my people:
and walk ye in all the ways that I
have commanded you, that it may be
well unto you.

    24 But they hearkened not, nor
inclined their ear, but walked in the
counsels and in the imagination of
their evil heart, and went backward,
and not forward.

***
Mark 12:1-9

    1 And he began to speak unto them
by parables. A certain man planted a
vineyard, and set an hedge about it,
and digged a place for the winefat,
and built a tower, and let it out to
husbandmen, and went into a far
country.

    2 And at the season he sent to the
husbandmen a servant, that he might
receive from the husbandmen of the
fruit of the vineyard.

    3 And they caught him, and beat
him, and sent him away empty.

    4 And again he sent unto them
another servant; and at him they cast
stones, and wounded him in the head,
and sent him away shamefully handled.


    5 And again he sent another; and
him they killed, and many others;
beating some, and killing some.

    6 Having yet therefore one son, his
wellbeloved, he sent him also last
unto them, saying, They will
reverence my son.

    7 But those husbandmen said among
themselves, This is the heir; come,
let us kill him, and the inheritance
shall be ours.

    8 And they took him, and killed
him, and cast him out of the
vineyard.

    9 What shall therefore the lord of
the vineyard do? he will come and
destroy the husbandmen, and will give
the vineyard unto others.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 345:21,31


    (Contradictions not found)
    Anybody, who is able to perceive the incongruity between God's idea and poor humanity, ought to be able to discern the distinction (made by Christian Science) between God's man, made in His image, and the sinning race of Adam.
    (God's idea the ideal man)
    It is not the purpose of Christian Science to "educate the idea of God, or treat it for disease," as is alleged by one critic. I regret that such criticism confounds man with Adam. When man is spoken of as made in God's image, it is not sinful and sickly mortal man who is referred to, but the ideal man, reflecting God's likeness.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 121:7


    (Perennial beauty)
    The Chaldean Wisemen read in the stars the fate of empires and the fortunes of men. Though no higher revelation than the horoscope was to them displayed upon the empyrean, earth and heaven were bright, and bird and blossom were glad in God's perennial and happy sunshine, golden with Truth. So we have goodness and beauty to gladden the heart; but man, left to the hypotheses of material sense unexplained by Science, is as the wandering comet or the desolate star - "a weary searcher for a viewless home."

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 123:4

    (Ptolemaic and psychical error)
    The Ptolemaic blunder could not affect the harmony of being as does the error relating to soul and body, which reverses the order of Science and assigns to matter the power and prerogative of Spirit, so that man becomes the most absolutely weak and inharmonious creature in the universe.

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

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


Section 3


Genesis 6:5

    5 #And God saw that the wickedness
of man was great in the earth, and
that every imagination of the
thoughts of his heart was only evil
continually.

***
Mark 7:14,15,17,18,21-23

    14 #And when he had called all the
people unto him, he said unto them,
Hearken unto me every one of you, and
understand:

    15 There is nothing from without a
man, that entering into him can defile
him: but the things which come out of
him, those are they that defile the
man.

    17 And when he was entered into the
house from the people, his disciples
asked him concerning the parable.

    18 And he saith unto them, Are ye
so without understanding also? Do ye
not perceive, that whatsoever thing
from without entereth into the man,
it cannot defile him;

    21 For from within, out of the
heart of men, proceed evil thoughts,
adulteries, fornications, murders,

    22 Thefts, covetousness,
wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness,
an evil eye, blasphemy, pride,
foolishness:

    23 All these evil things come from
within, and defile the man.

***
I Corinthians 2:14

    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.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 115:19-24


    (Divine reflection) SCIENTIFIC TRANSLATION OF MORTAL MIND


First Degree: Depravity.



    (Unreality)
    PHYSICAL. Evil beliefs, passions and appetites, fear, depraved will, self-justification, pride, envy, deceit, hatred, revenge, sin, sickness, disease, death.

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 64:1-2,8-10


    (Unfair discrimination)
    Want of uniform justice is a crying evil caused by the selfishness and inhumanity of man.
    (Benevolence hindered)
    Pride, envy, or jealousy seems on most occasions to be the master of ceremonies, ruling out primitive Christianity.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 209:2


    (Sickness as only thought)
    It is the mortal belief which makes the body discordant and diseased in proportion as ignorance, fear, or human will governs mortals.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 91:9-21


    (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. The destruction of error is by no means the destruction of Truth or Life, but is the acknowledgment of them.
    Absorbed in material selfhood we discern and reflect but faintly the substance of Life or Mind. The denial of material selfhood aids the discernment of man's spiritual and eternal individuality, and destroys the erroneous knowledge gained from matter or through what are termed the material senses.

o4oo Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked - 103:6-9


    (Liberation of mental powers)
    The destruction of the claims of mortal mind through Science, by which man can escape from sin and mortality, blesses the whole human family.


Section 4


Isaiah 29:18,19

    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.

***
Mark 8:22-25

    22 #And he cometh to Bethsaida; and
they bring a blind man unto him, and
besought him to touch him.

    23 And he took the blind man by the
hand, and led him out of the town;
and when he had spit on his eyes, and
put his hands upon him, he asked him
if he saw ought.

    24 And he looked up, and said, I
see men as trees, walking.

    25 After that he put his hands
again upon his eyes, and made him
look up: and he was restored, and saw
every man clearly.

***
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.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 115:19(to MIND),25-27


    (Divine reflection)

SCIENTIFIC TRANSLATION OF MORTAL MIND

    (Unreality) Second Degree: Evil beliefs disappearing.



    (Transitional qualities)
    MORAL. Humanity, honesty, affection, compassion, hope, faith, meekness, temperance.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 296:4


    (Scientific purgation)
    Progress is born of experience. It is the ripening of mortal man, through which the mortal is dropped for the immortal. Either here or hereafter, suffering or Science must destroy all illusions regarding life and mind, and regenerate material sense and self. The old man with his deeds must be put off. Nothing sensual or sinful is immortal. The death of a false material sense and of sin, not the death of organic matter, is what reveals man and Life, harmonious, real, and eternal.

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

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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 231:3


    (Destruction of all evil)
    Unless an ill is rightly met and fairly overcome by Truth, the ill is never conquered. If God destroys not sin, sickness, and death, they are not destroyed in the mind of mortals, but seem to this so-called mind to be immortal. What God cannot do, man need not attempt. If God heals not the sick, they are not healed, for no lesser power equals the infinite All-power; but God, Truth, Life, Love, does heal the sick through the prayer of the righteous.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 273:16


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


Section 5


Isaiah 40:1,4,5

    1 Comfort ye, comfort ye my
people, saith your God.

    4 Every valley shall be exalted,
and every mountain and hill shall be
made low: and the crooked shall be
made straight, and the rough places
plain:

    5 And the glory of the Lord shall
be revealed, and all flesh shall see
it together: for the mouth of the
Lord hath spoken it.

***
Luke 10:1,17-20

    1 After these things the Lord
appointed other seventy also, and
sent them two and two before his face
into every city and place, whither he
himself would come.

    17 #And the seventy returned again
with joy, saying, Lord, even the
devils are subject unto us through
thy name.

    18 And he said unto them, I beheld
Satan as lightning fall from heaven.

    19 Behold, I give unto you power to
tread on serpents and scorpions, and
over all the power of the enemy: and
nothing shall by any means hurt you.

    20 Notwithstanding in this rejoice
not, that the spirits are subject unto
you; but rather rejoice, because your
names are written in heaven.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 115:19(to MIND)


    (Divine reflection)

SCIENTIFIC TRANSLATION OF MORTAL MIND

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 116:1-10

    (Transitional qualities) Third Degree: Understanding.



    (Reality)
    SPIRITUAL. Wisdom, purity, spiritual understanding, spiritual power, love, health, holiness.



    (Spiritual universe)
    In the third degree mortal mind disappears, and man as God's image appears. Science so reverses the evidence before the corporeal human senses, as to make this Scriptural testimony true in our hearts, "The last shall be first, and the first last," so that God and His idea may be to us what divinity really is and must of necessity be, - all-inclusive.

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 67:25


    (Spiritual power)
    The lack of spiritual power in the limited demonstration of popular Christianity does not put to silence the labor of centuries. Spiritual, not corporeal, consciousness is needed. Man delivered from sin, disease, and death presents the true likeness or spiritual ideal.

o4oo Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked - 106:7


    (Proper self-government)
    God has endowed man with inalienable rights, among which are self-government, reason, and conscience. Man is properly self-governed only when he is guided rightly and governed by his Maker, divine Truth and Love.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 458:23


    (The panoply of wisdom) 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.


Section 6


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.

***
Galatians 6:15

    15 For in Christ Jesus neither
circumcision availeth any thing, nor
uncircumcision, but a new creature.

***
II Corinthians 5:17

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

***
Revelation 21:3-5(to .)

    3 And I heard a great voice out of
heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle
of God is with men, and he will dwell
with them, and they shall be his
people, and God himself shall be with
them, and be their God.

    4 And God shall wipe away all tears
from their eyes; and there shall be
no more death, neither sorrow, nor
crying, neither shall there be any
more pain: for the former things are
passed away.

    5 And he that sat upon the throne
said, Behold, I make all things new.

591:16 Chapter 17: Glossary
(MIND)

    MIND. The only I, or Us; the only Spirit, Soul, divine Principle, substance, Life, Truth, Love; the one God; not that which is in man, but the divine Principle, or God, of whom man is the full and perfect expression; Deity, which outlines but is not outlined.

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.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 258:19


    (Infinity's reflection)
    The infinite Principle is reflected by the infinite idea and spiritual individuality, but the material so-called senses have no cognizance of either Principle or its idea. The human capacities are enlarged and perfected in proportion as humanity gains the true conception of man and God.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 259:6,17

    (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.
    (The divine image not lost)
    The lost image is no image. The true likeness cannot be lost in divine reflection. Understanding this, Jesus said: "Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect."

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

  (- MORTAL MIND - Sin)


    (-26- Purity the path to perfection)
    In proportion to his purity is man perfect; and perfection is the order of celestial being which demonstrates Life in Christ, Life's spiritual ideal.

Subheadings in this lesson

10 1 - Scientific finalities
10 1 - Human frailty
10 2 - Contradictions not found
10 2 - God's idea the ideal man
10 2 - Perennial beauty
10 2 - Ptolemaic and psychical error
10 2 - Corporeal changes
10 3 - Divine reflection
10 3 - Unreality
10 3 - Unfair discrimination
10 3 - Benevolence hindered
10 3 - Sickness as only thought
10 3 - Man's genuine being
10 3 - Liberation of mental powers
10 4 - Divine reflection
10 4 - Unreality
10 4 - Transitional qualities
10 4 - Scientific purgation
10 4 - Man inseparable from Love
10 4 - Destruction of all evil
10 4 - Science versus sense
10 5 - Divine reflection
10 5 - Transitional qualities
10 5 - Reality
10 5 - Spiritual universe
10 5 - Spiritual power
10 5 - Proper self-government
10 5 - The panoply of wisdom
10 6 - Indestructible relationship
10 6 - Infinity's reflection
10 6 - God's man discerned
10 6 - The divine image not lost
10 6 - -26- Purity the path to perfection


March 15,1908

Subject: 11

SUBSTANCE.

o2oo



-- Golden Text --

Matthew 24:35

    35 Heaven and earth shall pass
away, but my words shall not pass
away.


Responsive Reading


Isaiah 55

CHAPTER 55

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

    2 Wherefore do ye spend money for
that which is not bread? and your
labour for that which satisfieth not?
hearken diligently unto me, and eat
ye that which is good, and let your
soul delight itself in fatness.

    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.

    4 Behold, I have given him for a
witness to the people, a leader and
commander to the people.

    5 Behold, thou shalt call a nation
that thou knowest not, and nations
that knew not thee shall run unto
thee because of the Lord thy God, and
for the Holy One of Israel; for he
hath glorified thee.

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

    7 Let the wicked forsake his way,
and the unrighteous man his thoughts:
and let him return unto the Lord, and
he will have mercy upon him; and to
our God, for he will abundantly
pardon.

    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.

    10 For as the rain cometh down, and
the snow from heaven, and returneth
not thither, but watereth the earth,
and maketh it bring forth and bud,
that it may give seed to the sower,
and bread to the eater:

    11 So shall my word be that goeth
forth out of my mouth: it shall not
return unto me void, but it shall
accomplish that which I please, and
it shall prosper in the thing whereto
I sent it.

    12 For ye shall go out with joy,
and be led forth with peace: the
mountains and the hills shall break
forth before you into singing, and
all the trees of the field shall clap
their hands.

    13 Instead of the thorn shall come
up the fir tree, and instead of the
brier shall come up the myrtle tree:
and it shall be to the Lord for a
name, for an everlasting sign that
shall not be cut off.


Section 1


Psalm 90:2

    2 Before the mountains were brought
forth, or ever thou hadst formed the
earth and the world, even from
everlasting to everlasting, thou art
God.
Psalm 104:24,30

    24 O Lord, how manifold are thy
works! in wisdom hast thou made them
all: the earth is full of thy riches.


    30 Thou sendest forth thy spirit,
they are created: and thou renewest
the face of the earth.

***
Proverbs 8:1,18-21

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

    18 Riches and honour are with me;
yea, durable riches and
righteousness.

    19 My fruit is better than gold,
yea, than fine gold; and my revenue
than choice silver.

    20 I lead in the way of
righteousness, in the midst of the
paths of judgment:

    21 That I may cause those that love
me to inherit substance; and I will
fill their treasures.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 124:25


    (All force mental)
    Spirit is the life, substance, and continuity of all things. We tread on forces. Withdraw them, and creation must collapse. Human knowledge calls them forces of matter; but divine Science declares that they belong wholly to divine Mind, are inherent in this Mind, and so restores them to their rightful home and classification.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 133:24

    (Judaism antipathetic) That he made "himself equal with God," was one of the Jewish accusations against him who planted Christianity on the foundation of Spirit, who taught as he was inspired by the Father and would recognize no life, intelligence, nor substance outside of God.

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

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

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

    (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 19:1,2,7-11,14

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

    2 Day unto day uttereth speech, and
night unto night sheweth knowledge.

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

    8 The statutes of the Lord are
right, rejoicing the heart: the
commandment of the Lord is pure,
enlightening the eyes.

    9 The fear of the Lord is clean,
enduring for ever: the judgments of
the Lord are true and righteous
altogether.

    10 More to be desired are they than
gold, yea, than much fine gold:
sweeter also than honey and the
honeycomb.

    11 Moreover by them is thy servant
warned: and in keeping of them there
is great reward.

    14 Let the words of my mouth, and
the meditation of my heart, be
acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my
strength, and my redeemer.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 516:4,21


    (Reflected likeness)
    The substance, Life, intelligence, Truth, and Love, which constitute Deity, are reflected by His creation; and when we subordinate the false testimony of the corporeal senses to the facts of Science, we shall see this true likeness and reflection everywhere.
    (Love imparts beauty)
    Man and woman as coexistent and eternal with God forever reflect, in glorified quality, the infinite Father-Mother God.

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


    (God and nature)
    God is natural good, and is represented only by the idea of goodness; while evil should be regarded as unnatural, because it is opposed to the nature of Spirit, God.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 286:16


    (Goodness a portion of God)
    In the Saxon and twenty other tongues good is the term for God. The Scriptures declare all that He made to be good, like Himself, - good in Principle and in idea. Therefore the spiritual universe is good, and reflects God as He is.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 275:14

    (Divine synonyms)
    All substance, intelligence, wisdom, being, immortality, cause, and effect belong to God. These are His attributes, the eternal manifestations of the infinite divine Principle, Love. No wisdom is wise but His wisdom; no truth is true, no love is lovely, no life is Life but the divine; no good is, but the good God bestows.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 310:6

    (Thought seen as substance)
    Thought will finally be understood and seen in all form, substance, and color, but without material accompaniments. The potter is not in the clay; else the clay would have power over the potter. God is His own infinite Mind, and expresses all.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 311:26

    (Soul impeccable)
    The objects cognized by the physical senses have not the reality of substance. They are only what mortal belief calls them. Matter, sin, and mortality lose all supposed consciousness or claim to life or existence, as mortals lay off a false sense of life, substance, and intelligence. But the spiritual, eternal man is not touched by these phases of mortality.


Section 3


John 6:63

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

***
Galatians 5:16-21

    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.

    18 But if ye be led of the Spirit,
ye are not under the law.

    19 Now the works of the flesh are
manifest, which are these; Adultery,
fornication, uncleanness,
lasciviousness,

    20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred,
variance, emulations, wrath, strife,
seditions, heresies,

    21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness,
revellings, and such like: of the
which I tell you before, as I have
also told you in time past, that they
which do such things shall not
inherit the kingdom of God.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 469:2-3

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


    (Eternity of Life) What is termed matter is unknown to Spirit, which includes in itself all substance and is Life eternal.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 123:11


    (Seeming and being)
    The verity of Mind shows conclusively how it is that matter seems to be, but is not. Divine Science, rising above physical theories, excludes matter, resolves things into thoughts, and replaces the objects of material sense with spiritual ideas.

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

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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 223:7-9


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

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 479:8(only),29-5

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


    (Matter's supposed selfhood)
    Matter is neither self-existent nor a product of Spirit.
    (Spiritual reflection)
    Paul says: "For the invisible things of Him, from the creation of the world, are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made." (Romans i. 20.) When the substance of Spirit appears in Christian Science, the nothingness of matter is recognized. Where the spirit of God is, and there is no place where God is not, evil becomes nothing, - the opposite of the something of Spirit.


Section 4


Hebrews 11:1,3,7-10,32-34

    1 Now faith is the substance of
things hoped for, the evidence of
things not seen.

    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.

    7 By faith Noah, being warned of
God of things not seen as yet, moved
with fear, prepared an ark to the
saving of his house; by the which he
condemned the world, and became heir
of the righteousness which is by
faith.

    8 By faith Abraham, when he was
called to go out into a place which
he should after receive for an
inheritance, obeyed; and he went out,
not knowing whither he went.

    9 By faith he sojourned in the land
of promise, as in a strange country,
dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac
and Jacob, the heirs with him of the
same promise:

    10 For he looked for a city which
hath foundations, whose builder and
maker is God.

    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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 23:16-2


    (Doctrines and faith) Faith, if it be mere belief, is as a pendulum swinging between nothing and something, having no fixity. Faith, advanced to spiritual understanding, is the evidence gained from Spirit, which rebukes sin of every kind and establishes the claims of God.
    (Self-reliance and confidence)
    In Hebrew, Greek, Latin, and English, faith and the words corresponding thereto have these two definitions, trustfulness and trustworthiness. One kind of faith trusts one's welfare to others. Another kind of faith understands divine Love and how to work out one's "own salvation, with fear and trembling." "Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief!" expresses the helplessness of a blind faith; whereas the injunction, "Believe . . . and thou shalt be saved!" demands self-reliant trustworthiness, which includes spiritual understanding and confides all to God.
    The Hebrew verb to believe means also to be firm or to be constant. This certainly applies to Truth and Love understood and practised.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 468:18-21

(07) Question: What is Substance?
ADAM = A belief in intelligent matter, finiteness, and mortality.
Topic: Soul


    (Spiritual synonyms)
    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."

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 132:20


    (Christ rejected)
    To-day, as of yore, unconscious of the reappearing of the spiritual idea, blind belief shuts the door upon it, and condemns the cure of the sick and sinning if it is wrought on any but a material and a doctrinal theory. Anticipating this rejection of idealism, of the true idea of God, - this salvation from all error, physical and mental, - Jesus asked, "When the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?"


Section 5


Matthew 6:5,6

    5 #And when thou prayest, thou
shalt not be as the hypocrites are:
for they love to pray standing in the
synagogues and in the corners of the
streets, that they may be seen of
men. Verily I say unto you, They have
their reward.

    6 But thou, when thou prayest,
enter into thy closet, and when thou
hast shut thy door, pray to thy
Father which is in secret; and thy
Father which seeth in secret shall
reward thee openly.

***
Acts 9:36-42

    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.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 1:1


    ( - Prayer -)
    The prayer that reforms the sinner and heals the sick is an absolute faith that all things are possible to God, - a spiritual understanding of Him, an unselfed love. Regardless of what another may say or think on this subject, I speak from experience. Prayer, watching, and working, combined with self-immolation, are God's gracious means for accomplishing whatever has been successfully done for the Christianization and health of mankind.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 278:32-3


    (Substance is Spirit)
    Which ought to be substance to us, - the erring, changing, and dying, the mutable and mortal, or the unerring, immutable, and immortal?

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 15:14-20


    (Effectual invocation)
    In order to pray aright, we must enter into the closet and shut the door. We must close the lips and silence the material senses. In the quiet sanctuary of earnest longings, we must deny sin and plead God's allness. We must resolve to take up the cross, and go forth with honest hearts to work and watch for wisdom, Truth, and Love.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 12:1-5,10

    (Prayer for the sick)
    "The prayer of faith shall save the sick," says the Scripture. What is this healing prayer? A mere request that God will heal the sick has no power to gain more of the divine presence than is always at hand.
    It is neither Science nor Truth which acts through blind belief, nor is it the human understanding of the divine healing Principle as manifested in Jesus, whose humble prayers were deep and conscientious protests of Truth, - of man's likeness to God and of man's unity with Truth and Love.


Section 6


Galatians 5:25

    25 If we live in the Spirit, let us
also walk in the Spirit.
Galatians 6:8

    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.

***
Revelation 3:13,17,18(to appear;),21

    13 He that hath an ear, let him
hear what the Spirit saith unto the
churches.

    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;

    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 - 301:6-12


    (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.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 141:4


    (More than profession required)
    Few understand or adhere to Jesus' divine precepts for living and healing. Why? Because his precepts require the disciple to cut off the right hand and pluck out the right eye, - that is, to set aside even the most cherished beliefs and practices, to leave all for Christ.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 51:28-10


    (Example for our salvation)
    Jesus was unselfish. His spirituality separated him from sensuousness, and caused the selfish materialist to hate him; but it was this spirituality which enabled Jesus to heal the sick, cast out evil, and raise the dead.
    (Master's business)
    From early boyhood he was about his "Father's business." His pursuits lay far apart from theirs. His master was Spirit; their master was matter. He served God; they served mammon. His affections were pure; theirs were carnal. His senses drank in the spiritual evidence of health, holiness, and life; their senses testified oppositely, and absorbed the material evidence of sin, sickness, and death.
    (Purity's rebuke)
    Their imperfections and impurity felt the ever-present rebuke of his perfection and purity.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 496:9-13

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


    (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."

Subheadings in this lesson

11 1 - All force mental
11 1 - Judaism antipathetic
11 1 - Light shining in darkness
11 1 - God's allness learned
11 2 - Reflected likeness
11 2 - Love imparts beauty
11 2 - God and nature
11 2 - Goodness a portion of God
11 2 - Divine synonyms
11 2 - Thought seen as substance
11 2 - Soul impeccable
11 3 - Eternity of Life
11 3 - Seeming and being
11 3 - God and nature
11 3 - Soul greater than body
11 3 - Matter's supposed selfhood
11 3 - Spiritual reflection
11 4 - Doctrines and faith
11 4 - Self-reliance and confidence
11 4 - Spiritual synonyms
11 4 - Christ rejected
11 5 - - Prayer -
11 5 - Substance is Spirit
11 5 - Effectual invocation
11 5 - Prayer for the sick
11 6 - The divine reflection
11 6 - More than profession required
11 6 - Example for our salvation
11 6 - Master's business
11 6 - Purity's rebuke
11 6 - Condition of progress


March 22,1908

Subject: 12

MATTER.

2ooo



-- Golden Text --

I John 2:17

    17 And the world passeth away, and
the lust thereof: but he that doeth
the will of God abideth for ever.


Responsive Reading


Mark 5:22-24,35-43

    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.

    35 While he yet spake, there came
from the ruler of the synagogue's
house certain which said, Thy
daughter is dead: why troublest thou
the Master any further?

    36 As soon as Jesus heard the word
that was spoken, he saith unto the
ruler of the synagogue, Be not
afraid, only believe.

    37 And he suffered no man to follow
him, save Peter, and James, and John
the brother of James.

    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.


    43 And he charged them straitly
that no man should know it; and
commanded that something should be
given her to eat.


Section 1


Mark 8:1-9

    1 In those days the multitude
being very great, and having nothing
to eat, Jesus called his disciples
unto him, and saith unto them,

    2 I have compassion on the
multitude, because they have now been
with me three days, and have nothing
to eat:

    3 And if I send them away fasting
to their own houses, they will faint
by the way: for divers of them came
from far.

    4 And his disciples answered him,
From whence can a man satisfy these
men with bread here in the
wilderness?

    5 And he asked them, How many
loaves have ye? And they said, Seven.


    6 And he commanded the people to
sit down on the ground: and he took
the seven loaves, and gave thanks,
and brake, and gave to his disciples
to set before them; and they did set
them before the people.

    7 And they had a few small fishes:
and he blessed, and commanded to set
them also before them.

    8 So they did eat, and were filled:
and they took up of the broken meat
that was left seven baskets.

    9 And they that had eaten were
about four thousand: and he sent them
away.

***
II Corinthians 4:15,16,18

    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.

    18 While we look not at the things
which are seen, but at the things
which are not seen: for the things
which are seen are temporal; but the
things which are not seen are
eternal.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 278:12


    (One cause supreme)
    That matter is substantial or has life and sensation, is one of the false beliefs of mortals, and exists only in a supposititious mortal consciousness. Hence, as we approach Spirit and Truth, we lose the consciousness of matter. The admission that there can be material substance requires another admission, - namely, that Spirit is not infinite and that matter is self-creative, self-existent, and eternal. From this it would follow that there are two eternal causes, warring forever with each other; and yet we say that Spirit is supreme and all-presence.

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.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 89:25-5


    (Divine origination)
    Matter is neither intelligent nor creative. The tree is not the author of itself. Sound is not the originator of music, and man is not the father of man. Cain very naturally concluded that if life was in the body, and man gave it, man had the right to take it away. This incident shows that the belief of life in matter was "a murderer from the beginning."
    If seed is necessary to produce wheat, and wheat to produce flour, or if one animal can originate another, how then can we account for their primal origin? How were the loaves and fishes multiplied on the shores of Galilee, - and that, too, without meal or monad from which loaf or fish could come?

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 545:7-11


    (Mental tillage)
    The condemnation of mortals to till the ground means this, - that mortals should so improve material belief by thought tending spiritually upward as to destroy materiality. Man, created by God, was given dominion over the whole earth.


Section 2


Mark 6:45,47-50

    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.

***
I Corinthians 15:53

    53 For this corruptible must put on
incorruption, and this mortal must
put on immortality.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 177:10


    (Mental and physical oneness) Matter, or body, is but a false concept of mortal mind. This so-called mind builds its own superstructure, of which the material body is the grosser portion; but from first to last, the body is a sensuous, human concept.

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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 416:16

    (The so-called physical ego)
    The material body, which you call me, is mortal mind, and this mind is material in sensation, even as the body, which has originated from this material sense and been developed according to it, is material. This materialism of parent and child is only in mortal mind, as the dead body proves; for when the mortal has resigned his body to dust, the body is no longer the parent, even in appearance.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 216:28-1


    (Personal identity)
    When you say, "Man's body is material," I say with Paul: Be "willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord." Give up your material belief of mind in matter, and have but one Mind, even God; for this Mind forms its own likeness.


Section 3


Matthew 9:27-30,32,33

    27 #And when Jesus departed thence,
two blind men followed him, crying,
and saying, Thou Son of David, have
mercy on us.

    28 And when he was come into the
house, the blind men came to him: and
Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye
that I am able to do this? They said
unto him, Yea, Lord.

    29 Then touched he their eyes,
saying, According to your faith be it
unto you.

    30 And their eyes were opened; and
Jesus straitly charged them, saying,
See that no man know it.

    32 #As they went out, behold, they
brought to him a dumb man possessed
with a devil.

    33 And when the devil was cast out,
the dumb spake: and the multitudes
marvelled, saying, It was never so
seen in Israel.

***
Romans 8:6

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

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 485:2-7

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


    (Error only ephemeral)
    Material sense is an absurd phrase, for matter has no sensation. Science declares that Mind, not matter, sees, hears, feels, speaks. Whatever contradicts this statement is the false sense, which ever betrays mortals into sickness, sin, and death.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 318:9


    (What the senses originate)
    The material senses originate and support all that is material, untrue, selfish, or debased. They would put soul into soil, life into limbo, and doom all things to decay. We must silence this lie of material sense with the truth of spiritual sense. We must cause the error to cease that brought the belief of sin and death and would efface the pure sense of omnipotence.

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.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 194:17-31


    (Power of habit)
    The authentic history of Kaspar Hauser is a useful hint as to the frailty and inadequacy of mortal mind. It proves beyond a doubt that education constitutes this so-called mind, and that, in turn, mortal mind manifests itself in the body by the false sense it imparts. Incarcerated in a dungeon, where neither sight nor sound could reach him, at the age of seventeen Kaspar was still a mental infant, crying and chattering with no more intelligence than a babe, and realizing Tennyson's description:


An infant crying in the night,
An infant crying for the light,
And with no language but a cry.



    His case proves material sense to be but a belief formed by education alone.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 195:12

    (Useful knowledge)
    We should forsake the basis of matter for metaphysical Science and its divine Principle.


Section 4


Mark 4:35-40

    35 And the same day, when the even
was come, he saith unto them, Let us
pass over unto the other side.

    36 And when they had sent away the
multitude, they took him even as he
was in the ship. And there were also
with him other little ships.

    37 And there arose a great storm of
wind, and the waves beat into the
ship, so that it was now full.

    38 And he was in the hinder part of
the ship, asleep on a pillow: and
they awake him, and say unto him,
Master, carest thou not that we
perish?

    39 And he arose, and rebuked the
wind, and said unto the sea, Peace,
be still. And the wind ceased, and
there was a great calm.

    40 And he said unto them, Why are
ye so fearful? how is it that ye have
no faith?

***
Romans 13:1

    1 Let every soul be subject unto
the higher powers. For there is no
power but of God: the powers that be
are ordained of God.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 192:11-21


    (Human power a blind force)
    Erring power is a material belief, a blind miscalled force, the offspring of will and not of wisdom, of the mortal mind and not of the immortal. It is the headlong cataract, the devouring flame, the tempest's breath. It is lightning and hurricane, all that is selfish, wicked, dishonest, and impure.
    (The one real power)
    Moral and spiritual might belong to Spirit, who holds the "wind in His fists;" and this teaching accords with Science and harmony. In Science, you can have no power opposed to God, and the physical senses must give up their false testimony.

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 - 249:6-17


    (Renewed selfhood) Let us feel the divine energy of Spirit, bringing us into newness of life and recognizing no mortal nor material power as able to destroy. Let us rejoice that we are subject to the divine "powers that be." Such is the true Science of being. Any other theory of Life, or God, is delusive and mythological.
    Mind is not the author of matter, and the creator of ideas is not the creator of illusions. Either there is no omnipotence, or omnipotence is the only power. God is the infinite, and infinity never began, will never end, and includes nothing unlike God. Whence then is soulless matter?

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 378:24


    (Disease powerless)
    Sickness is not a God-given, nor a self-constituted material power, which copes astutely with Mind and finally conquers it. God never endowed matter with power to disable Life or to chill harmony with a long and cold night of discord. Such a power, without the divine permission, is inconceivable; ;and if such a power could be divinely directed, it would manifest less wisdom than we usually find displayed in human governments.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 144:20


    (Willpower detrimental)
    Truth, and not corporeal will, is the divine power which says to disease, "Peace, be still."


Section 5


Mark 5:2-4,6,8,15

    2 And when he was come out of the
ship, immediately there met him out
of the tombs a man with an unclean
spirit,

    3 Who had his dwelling among the
tombs; and no man could bind him, no,
not with chains:

    4 Because that he had been often
bound with fetters and chains, and
the chains had been plucked asunder
by him, and the fetters broken in
pieces: neither could any man tame
him.

    6 But when he saw Jesus afar off,
he ran and worshipped him,

    8 For he said unto him, Come out of
the man, thou unclean spirit.

    15 And they come to Jesus, and see
him that was possessed with the devil,
and had the legion, sitting, and
clothed, and in his right mind: and
they were afraid.

***
Romans 8:2

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 328:20


    (Promise perpetual)
    Understanding spiritual law and knowing that there is no material law, Jesus said: "These signs shall follow them that believe, . . . they shall take up serpents, and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them. They shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover." It were well had Christendom believed and obeyed this sacred saying.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 411:13-18


    (Evils cast out)
    It is recorded that once Jesus asked the name of a disease, - a disease which moderns would call dementia. The demon, or evil, replied that his name was Legion. Thereupon Jesus cast out the evil, and the insane man was changed and straightway became whole.

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.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 182:18-22


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

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 183:26-29

    (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.


Section 6


Matthew 28:1,5,7,9,10

    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.

    5 And the angel answered and said
unto the women, Fear not ye: for I
know that ye seek Jesus, which was
crucified.

    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.

    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.

    10 Then said Jesus unto them, Be
not afraid: go tell my brethren that
they go into Galilee, and there shall
they see me.

***
John 11:21,25,26

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

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

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

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 354:1-9


    (Christian warfare)
    Are the protests of Christian Science against the notion that there can be material life, substance, or mind "utter falsities and absurdities," as some aver? Why then do Christians try to obey the Scriptures and war against "the world, the flesh, and the devil"? Why do they invoke the divine aid to enable them to leave all for Christ, Truth? Why do they use this phraseology, and yet deny Christian Science, when it teaches precisely this thought?

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 531:25-32


    (Biological inventions)
    Which institutes Life, - matter or Mind? Does Life begin with Mind or with matter? Is Life sustained by matter or by Spirit? Certainly not by both, since flesh wars against Spirit and the corporeal senses can take no cognizance of Spirit. The mythologic theory of material life at no point resembles the scientifically Christian record of man as created by Mind in the image and likeness of God and having dominion over all the earth.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 77:13-18


    (A dream vanishing)
    The period required for this dream of material life, embracing its so-called pleasures and pains, to vanish from consciousness, "knoweth no man . . . neither the Son, but the Father." This period will be of longer or shorter duration according to the tenacity of error.

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


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

Subheadings in this lesson

12 1 - One cause supreme
12 1 - Spiritual law the only law
12 1 - Divine origination
12 1 - Mental tillage
12 2 - Mental and physical oneness
12 2 - Man's entity
12 2 - The so-called physical ego
12 2 - Personal identity
12 3 - Error only ephemeral
12 3 - What the senses originate
12 3 - Sense-dreams
12 3 - Power of habit
12 3 - Useful knowledge
12 4 - Human power a blind force
12 4 - The one real power
12 4 - Basis of miracles
12 4 - Renewed selfhood
12 4 - Disease powerless
12 4 - Willpower detrimental
12 5 - Promise perpetual
12 5 - Evils cast out
12 5 - Jesus' disregard of matter
12 5 - No material law
12 5 - Belief and understanding
12 6 - Christian warfare
12 6 - Biological inventions
12 6 - A dream vanishing
12 6 - Obstacles overcome


March 29,1908

Subject: 13

REALITY.

ooo2



-- Golden Text --

Isaiah 12:4

    4 And in that day shall ye say,
Praise the Lord, call upon his name,
declare his doings among the people,
make mention that his name is
exalted.


Responsive Reading


Psalm 134

PSALM 134
A Song of degrees

    1 Behold, bless ye the Lord, all
ye servants of the Lord, which by
night stand in the house of the Lord.


    2 Lift up your hands in the
sanctuary, and bless the Lord.

    3 The Lord that made heaven and
earth bless thee out of Zion.
Psalm 149

PSALM 149

    1 Praise ye the Lord. Sing unto
the Lord a new song, and his praise
in the congregation of saints.

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

    3 Let them praise his name in the
dance: let them sing praises unto him
with the timbrel and harp.

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

    5 Let the saints be joyful in
glory: let them sing aloud upon their
beds.

    6 Let the high praises of God be in
their mouth, and a twoedged sword in
their hand;

    7 To execute vengeance upon the
heathen, and punishments upon the
people;

    8 To bind their kings with chains,
and their nobles with fetters of iron;


    9 To execute upon them the judgment
written: this honour have all his
saints. Praise ye the Lord.


Section 1


Psalm 80:1,17

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

    17 Let thy hand be upon the man of
thy right hand, upon the son of man
whom thou madest strong for thyself.

***
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 17:1,6,22

    1 These words spake Jesus, and
lifted up his eyes to heaven, and
said, Father, the hour is come;
glorify thy Son, that thy Son also
may glorify thee:

    6 I have manifested thy name unto
the men which thou gavest me out of
the world: thine they were, and thou
gavest them me; and they have kept
thy word.

    22 And the glory which thou gavest
me I have given them; that they may be
one, even as we are one:

***
Ephesians 4:7,13

    7 But unto every one of us is given
grace according to the measure of the
gift of Christ.

    13 Till we all come in the unity of
the faith, and of the knowledge of
the Son of God, unto a perfect man,
unto the measure of the stature of
the fulness of Christ:

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 207:27-31


    (One primal cause)
    The spiritual reality is the scientific fact in all things. The spiritual fact, repeated in the action of man and the whole universe, is harmonious and is the ideal of Truth. Spiritual facts are not inverted; the opposite discord, which bears no resemblance to spirituality, is not real.

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 - 131:3


    (All evil unnatural)
    There is no error in Science, and our lives must be governed by reality in order to be in harmony with God, the divine Principle of all being.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 128:14

    (Practical Science)
    A knowledge of the Science of being develops the latent abilities and possibilities of man. It extends the atmosphere of thought, giving mortals access to broader and higher realms. It raises the thinker into his native air of insight and perspicacity.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 556:25


    (Ontology versus physiology)
    Ontology receives less attention than physiology. Why? Because mortal mind must waken to spiritual life before it cares to solve the problem of being, hence the author's experience; but when that awakening comes, existence will be on a new standpoint.


Section 2


Isaiah 45:5,6

    5 I am the Lord, and there is none
else, there is no God beside me: I
girded thee, though thou hast not
known me:

    6 That they may know from the
rising of the sun, and from the west,
that there is none beside me. I am
the Lord, and there is none else.
Isaiah 47:12-14

    12 Stand now with thine
enchantments, and with the multitude
of thy sorceries, wherein thou hast
laboured from thy youth; if so be
thou shalt be able to profit, if so
be thou mayest prevail.

    13 Thou art wearied in the
multitude of thy counsels. Let now
the astrologers, the stargazers, the
monthly prognosticators, stand up,
and save thee from these things that
shall come upon thee.

    14 Behold, they shall be as
stubble; the fire shall burn them;
they shall not deliver themselves
from the power of the flame: there
shall not be a coal to warm at, nor
fire to sit before it.
Isaiah 52:6

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

***
II Peter 3:17,18

    17 Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye
know these things before, beware lest
ye also, being led away with the
error of the wicked, fall from your
own stedfastness.

    18 But grow in grace, and in the
knowledge of our Lord and Saviour
Jesus Christ. To him be glory both
now and for ever. Amen.

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


    (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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 269:3

    (Confusion confounded)
    From first to last the supposed coexistence of Mind and matter and the mingling of good and evil have resulted from the philosophy of the serpent. Jesus' demonstrations sift the chaff from the wheat, and unfold the unity and the reality of good, the unreality, the nothingness, of evil.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 277:24

    (Material error)
    The realm of the real is Spirit. The unlikeness of Spirit is matter, and the opposite of the real is not divine, - it is a human concept. Matter is an error of statement. This error in the premise leads to errors in the conclusion in every statement into which it enters. Nothing we can say or believe regarding matter is immortal, for matter is temporal and is therefore a mortal phenomenon, a human concept, sometimes beautiful, always erroneous.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 372:17


    (Veritable success)
    Christian Science and Christianity are one. How, then, in Christianity any more than in Christian Science, can we believe in the reality and power of both Truth and error, Spirit and matter, and hope to succeed with contraries? Matter is not self-sustaining. Its false supports fail one after another. Matter succeeds for a period only by falsely parading in the vestments of law.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 335:27

  (- MORTAL MIND - Material senses)


    (-20- The one divine Mind) Reality is spiritual, harmonious, immutable, immortal, divine, eternal. Nothing unspiritual can be real, harmonious, or eternal. Sin, sickness, and mortality are the suppositional antipodes of Spirit, and must be contradictions of reality.


Section 3


Matthew 9:35-38

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

    36 #But when he saw the multitudes,
he was moved with compassion on them,
because they fainted, and were
scattered abroad, as sheep having no
shepherd.

    37 Then saith he unto his
disciples, The harvest truly is
plenteous, but the labourers are few;


    38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of
the harvest, that he will send forth
labourers into his harvest.

***
Luke 14:1-4

    1 And it came to pass, as he went
into the house of one of the chief
Pharisees to eat bread on the sabbath
day, that they watched him.

    2 And, behold, there was a certain
man before him which had the dropsy.

    3 And Jesus answering spake unto
the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, Is
it lawful to heal on the sabbath day?


    4 And they held their peace. And he
took him, and healed him, and let him
go;

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 318:5-9


    (What the senses originate)
    Corporeal senses define diseases as realities; but the Scriptures declare that God made all, even while the corporeal senses are saying that matter causes disease and the divine Mind cannot or will not heal it.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 197:30-3


    (Harm done by physicians)
    The doctor's mind reaches that of his patient. The doctor should suppress his fear of disease, else his belief in its reality and fatality will harm his patients even more than his calomel and morphine, for the higher stratum of mortal mind has in belief more power to harm man than the substratum, matter.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 394:32


    (Arguing wrongly)
    The sick unconsciously argue for suffering, instead of against it. They admit its reality, whereas they should deny it. They should plead in opposition to the testimony of the deceitful senses, and maintain man's immortality and eternal likeness to God.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 368:32

    (Life independent of matter)
    Once let the mental physician believe in the reality of matter, and he is liable to admit also the reality of all discordant conditions, and this hinders his destroying them. Thus he is unfitted for the successful treatment of disease.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 369:14

    (The Christ treatment)
    We never read that Luke or Paul made a reality of disease in order to discover some means of healing it. Jesus never asked if disease were acute or chronic, and he never recommended attention to laws of health, never gave drugs, never prayed to know if God were willing that a man should live. He understood man, whose Life is God, to be immortal, and knew that man has not two lives, one to be destroyed and the other to be made indestructible.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 399:27

    (Mental strength)
    The one Mind, God, contains no mortal opinions. All that is real is included in this immortal Mind.


Section 4


Psalm 27:1,4

    1 The Lord is my light and my
salvation; whom shall I fear? the
Lord is the strength of my life; of
whom shall I be afraid?

    4 One thing have I desired of the
Lord, that will I seek after; that I
may dwell in the house of the Lord
all the days of my life, to behold
the beauty of the Lord, and to
inquire in his temple.
Psalm 63:3

    3 Because thy lovingkindness is
better than life, my lips shall
praise thee.

***
John 5:24,26

    24 Verily, verily, I say unto you,
He that heareth my word, and believeth
on him that sent me, hath everlasting
life, and shall not come into
condemnation; but is passed from
death unto life.

    26 For as the Father hath life in
himself; so hath he given to the Son
to have life in himself;
John 8:12

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 289:31


    (Spiritual offspring)
    Man is not the offspring of flesh, but of Spirit, - of Life, not of matter. 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.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 13:25


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

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 472:24

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


    (Unrealities that seem real)
    Answer. - All reality is in God and His creation, harmonious and eternal. That which He creates is good, and He makes all that is made. Therefore the only reality of sin, sickness, or death is the awful fact that unrealities seem real to human, erring belief, until God strips off their disguise. 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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 430:7


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

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 353:31


    (Superstition obsolete) Mortal beliefs can neither demonstrate Christianity nor apprehend the reality of Life.


Section 5


Psalm 135:1,2,4

    1 Praise ye the Lord. Praise ye
the name of the Lord; praise him, O
ye servants of the Lord.

    2 Ye that stand in the house of the
Lord, in the courts of the house of
our God,

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

***
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.

***
I Corinthians 2:9,10

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

    10 But God hath revealed them unto
us by his Spirit: for the Spirit
searcheth all things, yea, the deep
things of God.
I Corinthians 3:19,20

    19 For the wisdom of this world is
foolishness with God. For it is
written, He taketh the wise in their
own craftiness.

    20 And again, The Lord knoweth the
thoughts of the wise, that they are
vain.

***
I Peter 5:10,11

    10 But the God of all grace, who
hath called us unto his eternal glory
by Christ Jesus, after that ye have
suffered a while, make you perfect,
stablish, strengthen, settle you.

    11 To him be glory and dominion for
ever and ever. Amen.

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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 247:10


    (Eternal beauty)
    Beauty, as well as truth, is eternal; but the beauty of material things passes away, fading and fleeting as mortal belief. Custom, education, and fashion form the transient standards of mortals. Immortality, exempt from age or decay, has a glory of its own, - the radiance of Soul. Immortal men and women are models of spiritual sense, drawn by perfect Mind and reflecting those higher conceptions of loveliness which transcend all material sense.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 300:13


    (The tares and wheat)
    The temporal and unreal never touch the eternal and real. The mutable and imperfect never touch the immutable and perfect. The inharmonious and self-destructive never touch the harmonious and self-existent. 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.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 353:16-19


    (Superstition obsolete)
    All the real is eternal. Perfection underlies reality. Without perfection, nothing is wholly real. All things will continue to disappear, until perfection appears and reality is reached.


Section 6


Psalm 48:1,2

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

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

***
Hebrews 11:8,10

    8 By faith Abraham, when he was
called to go out into a place which
he should after receive for an
inheritance, obeyed; and he went out,
not knowing whither he went.

    10 For he looked for a city which
hath foundations, whose builder and
maker is God.

***
Revelation 21:2,11,12

    2 And I John saw the holy city, new
Jerusalem, coming down from God out
of heaven, prepared as a bride
adorned for her husband.

    11 Having the glory of God: and her
light was like unto a stone most
precious, even like a jasper stone,
clear as crystal;

    12 And had a wall great and high,
and had twelve gates, and at the
gates twelve angels, and names
written thereon, which are the names
of the twelve tribes of the children
of Israel:
Revelation 22:3,4

    3 And there shall be no more curse:
but the throne of God and of the Lamb
shall be in it; and his servants
shall serve him:

    4 And they shall see his face; and
his name shall be in their foreheads.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 575:22-7


    (The royally divine gates)
    As the Psalmist saith, "Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King." It is indeed a city of the Spirit, fair, royal, and square. Northward, its gates open to the North Star, the Word, the polar magnet of Revelation; eastward, to the star seen by the Wisemen of the Orient, who followed it to the manger of Jesus; southward, to the genial tropics, with the Southern Cross in the skies, - the Cross of Calvary, which binds human society into solemn union; westward, to the grand realization of the Golden Shore of Love and the Peaceful Sea of Harmony.
    (Revelation's pure zenith)
    This heavenly city, lighted by the Sun of Righteousness, - this New Jerusalem, this infinite All, which to us seems hidden in the mist of remoteness, - reached St. John's vision while yet he tabernacled with mortals.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 577:12

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

Subheadings in this lesson

13 1 - Divine synonyms
13 1 - One primal cause
13 1 - Man's genuine being
13 1 - All evil unnatural
13 1 - Practical Science
13 1 - Ontology versus physiology
13 2 - Rejected theories
13 2 - Confusion confounded
13 2 - Material error
13 2 - Veritable success
13 2 - -20- The one divine Mind
13 3 - What the senses originate
13 3 - Harm done by physicians
13 3 - Arguing wrongly
13 3 - Life independent of matter
13 3 - The Christ treatment
13 3 - Mental strength
13 4 - Spiritual offspring
13 4 - Corporeal ignorance
13 4 - Unrealities that seem real
13 4 - Life all-inclusive
13 4 - Superstition obsolete
13 5 - -27- True idea of man
13 5 - Eternal beauty
13 5 - The tares and wheat
13 5 - Superstition obsolete
13 6 - The royally divine gates
13 6 - Revelation's pure zenith
13 6 - The city of our God


April 5,1908

Subject: 14

UNREALITY.

oo2o



-- Golden Text --

I Peter 1:24,25

    24 For all flesh is as grass, and
all the glory of man as the flower of
grass. The grass withereth, and the
flower thereof falleth away:

    25 But the word of the Lord
endureth for ever. And this is the
word which by the gospel is preached
unto you.


Responsive Reading


I Peter 4:1-7

    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.


    3 For the time past of our life may
suffice us to have wrought the will
of the Gentiles, when we walked in
lasciviousness, lusts, excess of
wine, revellings, banquetings, and
abominable idolatries:

    4 Wherein they think it strange
that ye run not with them to the same
excess of riot, speaking evil of you:


    5 Who shall give account to him
that is ready to judge the quick and
the dead.

    6 For for this cause was the gospel
preached also to them that are dead,
that they might be judged according
to men in the flesh, but live
according to God in the spirit.

    7 But the end of all things is at
hand: be ye therefore sober, and
watch unto prayer.

***
II Peter 2:4-9

    4 For if God spared not the angels
that sinned, but cast them down to
hell, and delivered them into chains
of darkness, to be reserved unto
judgment;

    5 And spared not the old world, but
saved Noah the eighth person, a
preacher of righteousness, bringing
in the flood upon the world of the
ungodly;

    6 And turning the cities of Sodom
and Gomorrha into ashes condemned
them with an overthrow, making them
an ensample unto those that after
should live ungodly;

    7 And delivered just Lot, vexed
with the filthy conversation of the
wicked:

    8 (For that righteous man dwelling
among them, in seeing and hearing,
vexed his righteous soul from day to
day with their unlawful deeds);

    9 The Lord knoweth how to deliver
the godly out of temptations, and to
reserve the unjust unto the day of
judgment to be punished:


Section 1


II Peter 3:1,3,4

    1 This second epistle, beloved, I
now write unto you; in both which I
stir up your pure minds by way of
remembrance:

    3 Knowing this first, that there
shall come in the last days scoffers,
walking after their own lusts,

    4 And saying, Where is the promise
of his coming? for since the fathers
fell asleep, all things continue as
they were from the beginning of the
creation.

***
Luke 12:45,46

    45 But and if that servant say in
his heart, My lord delayeth his
coming; and shall begin to beat the
menservants and maidens, and to eat
and drink, and to be drunken;

    46 The lord of that servant will
come in a day when he looketh not for
him, and at an hour when he is not
aware, and will cut him in sunder,
and will appoint him his portion with
the unbelievers.

***
Acts 10:34,35

    34 #Then Peter opened his mouth,
and said, Of a truth I perceive that
God is no respecter of persons:

    35 But in every nation he that
feareth him, and worketh
righteousness, is accepted with him.

***
II Corinthians 6:1,2

    1 We then, as workers together
with him, beseech you also that ye
receive not the grace of God in vain.


    2 (For he saith, I have heard thee
in a time accepted, and in the day of
salvation have I succoured thee:
behold, now is the accepted time;
behold, now is the day of salvation.)

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 39:18-25


    (Present salvation)
    "Now," cried the apostle, "is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation," - meaning, not that now men must prepare for a future-world salvation, or safety, but that now is the time in which to experience that salvation in spirit and in life. Now is the time for so-called material pains and material pleasures to pass away, for both are unreal, because impossible in Science.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 186:11


    (Evil negative and self-destructive)
    Evil is a negation, because it is the absence of truth. It is nothing, because it is the absence of something. It is unreal, because it presupposes the absence of God, the omnipotent and omnipresent. Every mortal must learn that there is neither power nor reality in evil.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 109:32-12


    (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.
    Thus it was that I beheld, as never before, the awful unreality called evil. The equipollence of God brought to light another glorious proposition, - man's perfectibility and the establishment of the kingdom of heaven on earth.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 205:12


    (Creation perfect)
    God created all through Mind, and made all perfect and eternal. Where then is the necessity for recreation or procreation?


Section 2


II Peter 3:5-7

    5 For this they willingly are
ignorant of, that by the word of God
the heavens were of old, and the
earth standing out of the water and
in the water:

    6 Whereby the world that then was,
being overflowed with water, perished:


    7 But the heavens and the earth,
which are now, by the same word are
kept in store, reserved unto fire
against the day of judgment and
perdition of ungodly men.

***
Matthew 24:38,39

    38 For as in the days that were
before the flood they were eating and
drinking, marrying and giving in
marriage, until the day that Noe
entered into the ark,

    39 And knew not until the flood
came, and took them all away; so
shall also the coming of the Son of
man be.

***
I John 2:16,17

    16 For all that is in the world,
the lust of the flesh, and the lust
of the eyes, and the pride of life,
is not of the Father, but is of the
world.

    17 And the world passeth away, and
the lust thereof: but he that doeth
the will of God abideth for ever.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 525:20-22


    (No baneful creation)
    Everything good or worthy, God made. Whatever is valueless or baneful, He did not make, - hence its unreality.

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.

585:7 Chapter 17: Glossary
(EARTH)

    To material sense, earth is matter; to spiritual sense, it is a compound idea.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 298:8-18


    (Truth's witness)
    What is termed material sense can report only a mortal temporary sense of things, whereas spiritual sense can bear witness only to Truth. To material sense, the unreal is the real until this sense is corrected by Christian Science.
    Spiritual sense, contradicting the material senses, involves intuition, hope, faith, understanding, fruition, reality. Material sense expresses the belief that mind is in matter. This human belief, alternating between a sense of pleasure and pain, hope and fear, life and death, never reaches beyond the boundary of the mortal or the unreal.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 255:1-6


    (Inadequate theories of creation)
    Eternal Truth is changing the universe. As mortals drop off their mental swaddling-clothes, thought expands into expression. "Let there be light," is the perpetual demand of Truth and Love, changing chaos into order and discord into the music of the spheres.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 167:1-12


    (Health from reliance on spirituality)
    Should we implore a corporeal God to heal the sick out of His personal volition, or should we understand the infinite divine Principle which heals? If we rise no higher than blind faith, the Science of healing is not attained, and Soul-existence, in the place of sense-existence, is not comprehended. We apprehend Life in divine Science only as we live above corporeal sense and correct it. Our proportionate admission of the claims of good or of evil determines the harmony of our existence, - our health, our longevity, and our Christianity.
    (The two masters)
    We cannot serve two masters nor perceive divine Science with the material senses.


Section 3


II Peter 3:8

    8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of
this one thing, that one day is with
the Lord as a thousand years, and a
thousand years as one day.

***
Revelation 20:1-3,7-10

    1 And I saw an angel come down
from heaven, having the key of the
bottomless pit and a great chain in
his hand.

    2 And he laid hold on the dragon,
that old serpent, which is the Devil,
and Satan, and bound him a thousand
years,

    3 And cast him into the bottomless
pit, and shut him up, and set a seal
upon him, that he should deceive the
nations no more, till the thousand
years should be fulfilled: and after
that he must be loosed a little
season.

    7 And when the thousand years are
expired, Satan shall be loosed out of
his prison,

    8 And shall go out to deceive the
nations which are in the four
quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog,
to gather them together to battle:
the number of whom is as the sand of
the sea.

    9 And they went up on the breadth
of the earth, and compassed the camp
of the saints about, and the beloved
city: and fire came down from God out
of heaven, and devoured them.

    10 And the devil that deceived them
was cast into the lake of fire and
brimstone, where the beast and the
false prophet are, and shall be
tormented day and night for ever and
ever.
Revelation 21:7,8

    7 He that overcometh shall inherit
all things; and I will be his God, and
he shall be my son.

    8 But the fearful, and unbelieving,
and the abominable, and murderers,
and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and
idolaters, and all liars, shall have
their part in the lake which burneth
with fire and brimstone: which is the
second death.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 95:19


    (Christ's reappearance)
    We welcome the increase of knowledge and the end of error, because even human invention must have its day, and we want that day to be succeeded by Christian Science, by divine reality. Midnight foretells the dawn. Led by a solitary star amid the darkness, the Magi of old foretold the Messiahship of Truth. Is the wise man of to-day believed, when he beholds the light which heralds Christ's eternal dawn and describes its effulgence?

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 504:16


    (Evenings and mornings)
    The successive appearing of God's ideas is represented as taking place on so many evenings and mornings, - words which indicate, in the absence of solar time, spiritually clearer views of Him, views which are not implied by material darkness and dawn. Here we have the explanation of another passage of Scripture, that "one day is with the Lord as a thousand years." The rays of infinite Truth, when gathered into the focus of ideas, bring light instantaneously, whereas a thousand years of human doctrines, hypotheses, and vague conjectures emit no such effulgence.

584:4(begin The) Chapter 17: Glossary
(DAY)
The objects of time and sense disappear in the illumination of
piritual understanding, and Mind measures time according to the
ood that is unfolded. This unfolding is God's day, and "there
hall be no night there."

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.

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.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 570:1-3


    (Apathy to occultism)
    The march of mind and of honest investigation will bring the hour when the people will chain, with fetters of some sort, the growing occultism of this period.


Section 4


II Peter 3:9

    9 The Lord is not slack concerning
his promise, as some men count
slackness; but is longsuffering to
us-ward, not willing that any should
perish, but that all should come to
repentance.

***
Ezekiel 18:21-23

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

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

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

***
Hebrews 10:35-37

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

    36 For ye have need of patience,
that, after ye have done the will of
God, ye might receive the promise.

    37 For yet a little while, and he
that shall come will come, and will
not tarry.

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.

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


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

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 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 - 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.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 76:18


    (Real Life is God)
    Suffering, sinning, dying beliefs are unreal. When divine Science is universally understood, they will have no power over man, for man is immortal and lives by divine authority.


Section 5


II Peter 3:10-12

    10 But the day of the Lord will
come as a thief in the night; in the
which the heavens shall pass away
with a great noise, and the elements
shall melt with fervent heat, the
earth also and the works that are
therein shall be burned up.

    11 Seeing then that all these
things shall be dissolved, what
manner of persons ought ye to be in
all holy conversation and godliness,

    12 Looking for and hasting unto the
coming of the day of God, wherein the
heavens being on fire shall be
dissolved, and the elements shall
melt with fervent heat?

***
Matthew 24:3-8,14,29,32,33

    3 #And as he sat upon the mount of
Olives, the disciples came unto him
privately, saying, Tell us, when
shall these things be? and what shall
be the sign of thy coming, and of the
end of the world?

    4 And Jesus answered and said unto
them, Take heed that no man deceive
you.

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

    6 And ye shall hear of wars and
rumours of wars: see that ye be not
troubled: for all these things must
come to pass, but the end is not yet.


    7 For nation shall rise against
nation, and kingdom against kingdom:
and there shall be famines, and
pestilences, and earthquakes, in
divers places.

    8 All these are the beginning of
sorrows.

    14 And this gospel of the kingdom
shall be preached in all the world
for a witness unto all nations; and
then shall the end come.

    29 Immediately after the
tribulation of those days shall the
sun be darkened, and the moon shall
not give her light, and the stars
shall fall from heaven, and the
powers of the heavens shall be
shaken:

    32 Now learn a parable of the fig
tree; When his branch is yet tender,
and putteth forth leaves, ye know
that summer is nigh:

    33 So likewise ye, when ye shall
see all these things, know that it is
near, even at the doors.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 337:22-24

  (- 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.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 97:26


    (Dangerous resemblances)
    "He uttered His voice, the earth melted." This Scripture indicates that all matter will disappear before the supremacy of Spirit.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 96:12

    (Arena of contest)
    This material world is even now becoming the arena for conflicting forces. On one side there will be discord and dismay; on the other side there will be Science and peace. The breaking up of material beliefs may seem to be famine and pestilence, want and woe, sin, sickness, and death, which assume new phases until their nothingness appears. These disturbances will continue until the end of error, when all discord will be swallowed up in spiritual Truth.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 223:25-32


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


Section 6


II Peter 3:13

    13 Nevertheless we, according to
his promise, look for new heavens and
a new earth, wherein dwelleth
righteousness.

***
Isaiah 65:17-19

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

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

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

***
Revelation 21:1,23-25

    1 And I saw a new heaven and a new
earth: for the first heaven and the
first earth were passed away; and
there was no more sea.

    23 And the city had no need of the
sun, neither of the moon, to shine in
it: for the glory of God did lighten
it, and the Lamb is the light
thereof.

    24 And the nations of them which
are saved shall walk in the light of
it: and the kings of the earth do
bring their glory and honour into it.


    25 And the gates of it shall not be
shut at all by day: for there shall
be no night there.

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.

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.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 573:3-17


    (Man's present possibilities) The Revelator was on our plane of existence, while yet beholding what the eye cannot see, - that which is invisible to the uninspired thought. This testimony of Holy Writ sustains the fact in Science, that the heavens and earth to one human consciousness, that consciousness which God bestows, are spiritual, while to another, the unillumined human mind, the vision is material. This shows unmistakably that what the human mind terms matter and spirit indicates states and stages of consciousness.
    (Nearness of Deity)
    Accompanying this scientific consciousness was another revelation, even the declaration from heaven, supreme harmony, that God, the divine Principle of harmony, is ever with men, and they are His people.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 575:7-10,17

    (The city foursquare)
    This sacred city, described in the Apocalypse (xxi. 16) as one that "lieth foursquare" and cometh "down from God, out of heaven," represents the light and glory of divine Science.
    The four sides of our city are the Word, Christ, Christianity, and divine Science; "and the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there." This city is wholly spiritual, as its four sides indicate.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 576:18(begin What)

    (The shrine celestial) What further indication need we of the real man's incorporeality than this, that John saw heaven and earth with "no temple [body] therein"? This kingdom of God "is within you," - is within reach of man's consciousness here, and the spiritual idea reveals it. In divine Science, man possesses this recognition of harmony consciously in proportion to his understanding of God.

Subheadings in this lesson

14 1 - Present salvation
14 1 - Evil negative and self-destructive
14 1 - God's allness learned
14 1 - Creation perfect
14 2 - No baneful creation
14 2 - Contrasted testimony
14 2 - Truth's witness
14 2 - Inadequate theories of creation
14 2 - Health from reliance on spirituality
14 2 - The two masters
14 3 - Christ's reappearance
14 3 - Evenings and mornings
14 3 - YEAR
14 3 - Scientific consistency
14 3 - Apathy to occultism
14 4 - -31- Evil not produced by God
14 4 - Efficacious repentance
14 4 - Appetites to be abandoned
14 4 - Disease far more docile than iniquity
14 4 - Real Life is God
14 5 - -27- True idea of man
14 5 - Dangerous resemblances
14 5 - Arena of contest
14 5 - Heralds of Science
14 6 - Universal brotherhood
14 6 - God's creation intact
14 6 - Man's present possibilities
14 6 - Nearness of Deity
14 6 - The city foursquare
14 6 - The shrine celestial


April 12,1908

Subject: 15

ARE SIN, DISEASE, AND DEATH REAL?

o2oo



-- Golden Text --

Micah 7:8,9

    8 #Rejoice not against me, O mine
enemy: when I fall, I shall arise;
when I sit in darkness, the Lord
shall be a light unto me.

    9 I will bear the indignation of
the Lord, because I have sinned
against him, until he plead my cause,
and execute judgment for me: he will
bring me forth to the light, and I
shall behold his righteousness.


Responsive Reading


Isaiah 56:1,2

    1 Thus saith the Lord, Keep ye
judgment, and do justice: for my
salvation is near to come, and my
righteousness to be revealed.

    2 Blessed is the man that doeth
this, and the son of man that layeth
hold on it; that keepeth the sabbath
from polluting it, and keepeth his
hand from doing any evil.
Isaiah 57:11-21

    11 And of whom hast thou been
afraid or feared, that thou hast
lied, and hast not remembered me, nor
laid it to thy heart? have not I held
my peace even of old, and thou
fearest me not?

    12 I will declare thy
righteousness, and thy works; for
they shall not profit thee.

    13 #When thou criest, let thy
companies deliver thee; but the wind
shall carry them all away; vanity
shall take them: but he that putteth
his trust in me shall possess the
land, and shall inherit my holy
mountain;

    14 And shall say, Cast ye up, cast
ye up, prepare the way, take up the
stumblingblock out of the way of my
people.

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

    16 For I will not contend for ever,
neither will I be always wroth: for
the spirit should fail before me, and
the souls which I have made.

    17 For the iniquity of his
covetousness was I wroth, and smote
him: I hid me, and was wroth, and he
went on frowardly in the way of his
heart.

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

    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.

    20 But the wicked are like the
troubled sea, when it cannot rest,
whose waters cast up mire and dirt.

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


Section 1


II Samuel 22:31-33

    31 As for God, his way is perfect;
the word of the Lord is tried: he is a
buckler to all them that trust in
him.

    32 For who is God, save the Lord?
and who is a rock, save our God?

    33 God is my strength and power:
and he maketh my way perfect.

***
Isaiah 25:4

    4 For thou hast been a strength to
the poor, a strength to the needy in
his distress, a refuge from the
storm, a shadow from the heat, when
the blast of the terrible ones is as
a storm against the wall.

***
Psalm 94:12

    12 Blessed is the man whom thou
chastenest, O Lord, and teachest him
out of thy law;

***
Proverbs 28:4,5

    4 They that forsake the law praise
the wicked: but such as keep the law
contend with them.

    5 Evil men understand not judgment:
but they that seek the Lord
understand all things.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 415:1-5


    (Matter is not inflamed)
    Immortal Mind is the only cause; therefore disease is neither a cause nor an effect. Mind in every case is the eternal God, good. Sin, disease, and death have no foundations in Truth.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 196:15


    (Sin destroyed through suffering)
    Sickness, sin, and death are not concomitants of Life or Truth. No law supports them. They have no relation to God wherewith to establish their power. Sin makes its own hell, and goodness its own heaven.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 253:25


    (Right endeavor possible)
    Do not believe in any supposed necessity for sin, disease, or death, knowing (as you ought to know) that God never requires obedience to a so-called material law, for no such law exists. The belief in sin and death is destroyed by the law of God, which is the law of Life instead of death, of harmony instead of discord, of Spirit instead of the flesh.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 381:12


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


Section 2


Jeremiah 17:13,14

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

    14 Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be
healed; save me, and I shall be saved:
for thou art my praise.

***
II Corinthians 1:3,4,8-10

    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:

    10 Who delivered us from so great a
death, and doth deliver: in whom we
trust that he will yet deliver us;
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.

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


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

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 485:2

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


    (Error only ephemeral)
    Material sense is an absurd phrase, for matter has no sensation. Science declares that Mind, not matter, sees, hears, feels, speaks. Whatever contradicts this statement is the false sense, which ever betrays mortals into sickness, sin, and death. If the unimportant and evil appear, only soon to disappear because of their uselessness or their iniquity, then these ephemeral views of error ought to be obliterated by Truth. Why malign Christian Science for instructing mortals how to make sin, disease, and death appear more and more unreal?

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 348:26


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

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.


Section 3


Hosea 5:13,15

    13 When Ephraim saw his sickness,
and Judah saw his wound, then went
Ephraim to the Assyrian, and sent to
king Jareb: yet could he not heal
you, nor cure you of your wound.

    15 I will go and return to my
place, till they acknowledge their
offence, and seek my face: in their
affliction they will seek me early.

***
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:

    8 The Lord openeth the eyes of the
blind: the Lord raiseth them that are
bowed down: the Lord loveth the
righteous:

***
Acts 5:12(to ;),15,16,42

    12 #And by the hands of the
apostles were many signs and wonders
wrought among the people;

    15 Insomuch that they brought forth
the sick into the streets, and laid
them on beds and couches, that at the
least the shadow of Peter passing by
might overshadow some of them.

    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.

    42 And daily in the temple, and in
every house, they ceased not to teach
and preach Jesus Christ.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 231:4


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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 226:5

    (Liberty's crusade)
    The voice of God in behalf of the African slave was still echoing in our land, when the voice of the herald of this new crusade sounded the keynote of universal freedom, asking a fuller acknowledgment of the rights of man as a Son of God, demanding that the fetters of sin, sickness, and death be stricken from the human mind and that its freedom be won, not through human warfare, not with bayonet and blood, but through Christ's divine Science.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 484:6-20

(18) Question: Does Christian Science, or metaphysical healing, include medication, material hygiene, mesmerism, hypnotism, theosophy, or spiritualism?
ADAM = A so-called man, whose origin, substance, and mind are found to be the antipode of God, or Spirit.
Topic: Everlasting Punishment


    (Mindless methods)
    Question. - Does Christian Science, or metaphysical healing, include medication, material hygiene, mesmerism, hypnotism, theosophy, or spiritualism?
    Answer. - Not one of them is included in it. In divine Science, the supposed laws of matter yield to the law of Mind. What are termed natural science and material laws are the objective states of mortal mind. The physical universe expresses the conscious and unconscious thoughts of mortals. Physical force and mortal mind are one. Drugs and hygiene oppose the supremacy of the divine Mind. Drugs and inert matter are unconscious, mindless. Certain results, supposed to proceed from drugs, are really caused by the faith in them which the false human consciousness is educated to feel.


Section 4


Job 34:31,32

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

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

***
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.

***
Romans 12:14,20,21

    14 Bless them which persecute you:
bless, and curse not.

    20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger,
feed him; if he thirst, give him
drink: for in so doing thou shalt
heap coals of fire on his head.

    21 Be not overcome of evil, but
overcome evil with good.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 472:23-7

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


    (Unrealities that seem real)
    Question. - Is there no sin?
    Answer. - All reality is in God and His creation, harmonious and eternal. That which He creates is good, and He makes all that is made. Therefore the only reality of sin, sickness, or death is the awful fact that unrealities seem real to human, erring belief, until God strips off their disguise. 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.
    (Christ the ideal Truth)
    The Science of Mind disposes of all evil. Truth, God, is not the father of error. Sin, sickness, and death are to be classified as effects of error. Christ came to destroy the belief of sin.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 315:11


    (The true sonship)
    The opposite and false views of the people hid from their sense Christ's sonship with God. They could not discern his spiritual existence. Their carnal minds were at enmity with it. Their thoughts were filled with mortal error, instead of with God's spiritual idea as presented by Christ Jesus. The likeness of God we lose sight of through sin, which beclouds the spiritual sense of Truth; and we realize this likeness only when we subdue sin and prove man's heritage, the liberty of the sons of God.

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


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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 538:27-30


    (Erroneous conception)
    As both mortal man and sin have a beginning, they must consequently have an end, while the sinless, real man is eternal.


Section 5


Psalm 37:27

    27 Depart from evil, and do good;
and dwell for evermore.

***
Proverbs 12:28

    28 In the way of righteousness is
life: and in the pathway thereof
there is no death.

***
Acts 2:22-24

    22 Ye men of Israel, hear these
words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man
approved of God among you by miracles
and wonders and signs, which God did
by him in the midst of you, as ye
yourselves also know:

    23 Him, being delivered by the
determinate counsel and foreknowledge
of God, ye have taken, and by wicked
hands have crucified and slain:

    24 Whom God hath raised up, having
loosed the pains of death: because it
was not possible that he should be
holden of it.
Acts 13:32,33,37

    32 And we declare unto you glad
tidings, how that the promise which
was made unto the fathers,

    33 God hath fulfilled the same unto
us their children, in that he hath
raised up Jesus again; as it is also
written in the second psalm, Thou art
my Son, this day have I begotten
thee.

    37 But he, whom God raised again,
saw no corruption.

***
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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 45:6-10


    (Victory over the grave)
    Our Master fully and finally demonstrated divine Science in his victory over death and the grave. Jesus' deed was for the enlightenment of men and for the salvation of the whole world from sin, sickness, and death.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 275:25


    (The divine completeness)
    Our material human theories are destitute of Science. The true understanding of God is spiritual. It robs the grave of victory. It destroys the false evidence that misleads thought and points to other gods, or other so-called powers, such as matter, disease, sin, and death, superior or contrary to the one Spirit.

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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 49:21

    (Heaven's sentinel)
    He was to prove that the Christ is not subject to material conditions, but is above the reach of human wrath, and is able, through Truth, Life, and Love, to triumph over sin, sickness, death, and the grave.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 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.


Section 6


Job 33:23-26,29,30

    23 If there be a messenger with
him, an interpreter, one among a
thousand, to shew unto man his
uprightness:

    24 Then he is gracious unto him,
and saith, Deliver him from going
down to the pit: I have found a
ransom.

    25 His flesh shall be fresher than
a child's: he shall return to the days
of his youth:

    26 He shall pray unto God, and he
will be favourable unto him: and he
shall see his face with joy: for he
will render unto man his
righteousness.

    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.

***
Colossians 1:9,10,12,13

    9 For this cause we also, since the
day we heard it, do not cease to pray
for you, and to desire that ye might
be filled with the knowledge of his
will in all wisdom and spiritual
understanding;

    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;

    12 Giving thanks unto the Father,
which hath made us meet to be
partakers of the inheritance of the
saints in light:

    13 Who hath delivered us from the
power of darkness, and hath
translated us into the kingdom of his
dear Son:

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 552:10


    (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.

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 67:28


    (Spiritual power)
    Man delivered from sin, disease, and death presents the true likeness or spiritual ideal.

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


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

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 567:7-8


    (Angelic offices)
    To infinite, ever-present Love, all is Love, and there is no error, no sin, sickness, nor death.

Subheadings in this lesson

15 1 - Matter is not inflamed
15 1 - Sin destroyed through suffering
15 1 - Right endeavor possible
15 1 - No laws of matter
15 2 - Opposing testimony
15 2 - Error only ephemeral
15 2 - Full fruitage yet to come
15 2 - The real and the unreal
15 3 - Destruction of all evil
15 3 - Liberty's crusade
15 3 - Mindless methods
15 4 - Unrealities that seem real
15 4 - Christ the ideal Truth
15 4 - The true sonship
15 4 - Paean of jubilee
15 4 - Erroneous conception
15 5 - Victory over the grave
15 5 - The divine completeness
15 5 - A belief suicidal
15 5 - Heaven's sentinel
15 5 - The cup of Jesus
15 6 - Causation not in matter
15 6 - Spiritual power
15 6 - Key to the kingdom
15 6 - Angelic offices


April 19,1908

Subject: 16

DOCTRINE OF ATONEMENT.

2ooo



-- Golden Text --

Ephesians 2:19

    19 Now therefore ye are no more
strangers and foreigners, but
fellowcitizens with the saints, and
of the household of God;


Responsive Reading


Romans 9:1,2,6,8,25-33

    1 I say the truth in Christ, I lie
not, my conscience also bearing me
witness in the Holy Ghost,

    2 That I have great heaviness and
continual sorrow in my heart.

    6 Not as though the word of God
hath taken none effect. For they are
not all Israel, which are of Israel:

    8 That is, They which are the
children of the flesh, these are not
the children of God: but the children
of the promise are counted for the
seed.

    25 As he saith also in Osee, I will
call them my people, which were not
my people; and her beloved, which was
not beloved.

    26 And it shall come to pass, that
in the place where it was said unto
them, Ye are not my people; there
shall they be called the children of
the living God.

    27 Esaias also crieth concerning
Israel, Though the number of the
children of Israel be as the sand of
the sea, a remnant shall be saved:

    28 For he will finish the work, and
cut it short in righteousness:
because a short work will the Lord
make upon the earth.

    29 And as Esaias said before,
Except the Lord of Sabaoth had left
us a seed, we had been as Sodoma, and
been made like unto Gomorrha.

    30 What shall we say then? That the
Gentiles, which followed not after
righteousness, have attained to
righteousness, even the righteousness
which is of faith.

    31 But Israel, which followed after
the law of righteousness, hath not
attained to the law of righteousness.


    32 Wherefore? Because they sought
it not by faith, but as it were by
the works of the law. For they
stumbled at that stumblingstone;

    33 As it is written, Behold, I lay
in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of
offence: and whosoever believeth on
him shall not be ashamed.


Section 1


Leviticus 6:1-5,7

    1 And the Lord spake unto Moses,
saying,

    2 If a soul sin, and commit a
trespass against the Lord, and lie
unto his neighbour in that which was
delivered him to keep, or in
fellowship, or in a thing taken away
by violence, or hath deceived his
neighbour;

    3 Or have found that which was
lost, and lieth concerning it, and
sweareth falsely; in any of all these
that a man doeth, sinning therein:

    4 Then it shall be, because he hath
sinned, and is guilty, that he shall
restore that which he took violently
away, or the thing which he hath
deceitfully gotten, or that which was
delivered him to keep, or the lost
thing which he found,

    5 Or all that about which he hath
sworn falsely; he shall even restore
it in the principal, and shall add
the fifth part more thereto, and give
it unto him to whom it appertaineth,
in the day of his trespass offering.

    7 And the priest shall make an
atonement for him before the Lord:
and it shall be forgiven him for any
thing of all that he hath done in
trespassing therein.

***
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.

***
Matthew 4:17

    17 #From that time Jesus began to
preach, and to say, Repent: for the
kingdom of heaven is at hand.
Matthew 5:17,20

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

    20 For I say unto you, That except
your righteousness shall exceed the
righteousness of the scribes and
Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter
into the kingdom of heaven.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 24:15


    (Radical changes)
    The time is not distant when the ordinary theological views of atonement will undergo a great change, - a change as radical as that which has come over popular opinions in regard to predestination and future punishment.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 22:30

    (Justice and substitution)
    Justice requires reformation of the sinner. Mercy cancels the debt only when justice approves. Revenge is inadmissible. Wrath which is only appeased is not destroyed, but partially indulged. Wisdom and Love may require many sacrifices of self to save us from sin. One sacrifice, however great, is insufficient to pay the debt of sin. The atonement requires constant self-immolation on the sinner's part. That God's wrath should be vented upon His beloved Son, is divinely unnatural. Such a theory is man-made. The atonement is a hard problem in theology, but its scientific explanation is, that suffering is an error of sinful sense which Truth destroys, and that eventually both sin and suffering will fall at the feet of everlasting Love.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 26:28-32

    (Proof in practice)
    Our Master taught no mere theory, doctrine, or belief. It was the divine Principle of all real being which he taught and practised. His proof of Christianity was no form or system of religion and worship, but Christian Science, working out the harmony of Life and Love.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 329:21


    (Error destroyed, not pardoned)
    There is no hypocrisy in Science. Principle is imperative. You cannot mock it by human will. Science is a divine demand, not a human. Always right, its divine Principle never repents, but maintains the claim of Truth by quenching error. The pardon of divine mercy is the destruction of error. 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.


Section 2


Job 34:10,11

    10 Therefore hearken unto me, ye
men of understanding: far be it from
God, that he should do wickedness;
and from the Almighty, that he should
commit iniquity.

    11 For the work of a man shall he
render unto him, and cause every man
to find according to his ways.

***
Proverbs 12:21

    21 There shall no evil happen to
the just: but the wicked shall be
filled with mischief.
Proverbs 13:21

    21 Evil pursueth sinners: but to
the righteous good shall be repayed.
Proverbs 15:29

    29 The Lord is far from the wicked:
but he heareth the prayer of the
righteous.

***
Ezekiel 13:8,9

    8 Therefore thus saith the Lord
God; Because ye have spoken vanity,
and seen lies, therefore, behold, I
am against you, saith the Lord God.

    9 And mine hand shall be upon the
prophets that see vanity, and that
divine lies: they shall not be in the
assembly of my people, neither shall
they be written in the writing of the
house of Israel, neither shall they
enter into the land of Israel; and ye
shall know that I am the Lord God.

***
Galatians 6:7

    7 Be not deceived; God is not
mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth,
that shall he also reap.

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


    (Human reconciliation)
    Love and Truth are not at war with God's image and likeness. Man cannot exceed divine Love, and so atone for himself. Even Christ cannot reconcile Truth to error, for Truth and error are irreconcilable. Jesus aided in reconciling man to God by giving man a truer sense of Love, the divine Principle of Jesus' teachings, and this truer sense of Love redeems man from the law of matter, sin, and death by the law of Spirit, - the law of divine Love.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 405:5


    (Mental conspirators)
    Christian Science commands man to master the propensities, - to hold hatred in abeyance with kindness, to conquer lust with chastity, revenge with charity, and to overcome deceit with honesty. Choke these errors in their early stages, if you would not cherish an army of conspirators against health, happiness, and success. They will deliver you to the judge, the arbiter of truth against error. The judge will deliver you to justice, and the sentence of the moral law will be executed upon mortal mind and body. Both will be manacled until the last farthing is paid, - until you have balanced your account with God. "Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap." The good man finally can overcome his fear of sin. This is sin's necessity, - to destroy itself. Immortal man demonstrates the government of God, good, in which is no power to sin.


Section 3


Hebrews 10:1,2,9,11-14,17,18

    1 For the law having a shadow of
good things to come, and not the very
image of the things, can never with
those sacrifices which they offered
year by year continually make the
comers thereunto perfect.

    2 For then would they not have
ceased to be offered? because that
the worshippers once purged should
have had no more conscience of sins.

    9 Then said he, Lo, I come to do
thy will, O God. He taketh away the
first, that he may establish the
second.

    11 And every priest standeth daily
ministering and offering oftentimes
the same sacrifices, which can never
take away sins:

    12 But this man, after he had
offered one sacrifice for sins for
ever, sat down on the right hand of
God;

    13 From henceforth expecting till
his enemies be made his footstool.

    14 For by one offering he hath
perfected for ever them that are
sanctified.

    17 And their sins and iniquities
will I remember no more.

    18 Now where remission of these is,
there is no more offering for sin.

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


    (True flesh and blood)
    The spiritual essence of blood is sacrifice. The efficacy of Jesus' spiritual offering is infinitely greater than can be expressed by our sense of human blood. The material blood of Jesus was no more efficacious to cleanse from sin when it was shed upon "the accursed tree," than when it was flowing in his veins as he went daily about his Father's business. His true flesh and blood were his Life; and they truly eat his flesh and drink his blood, who partake of that divine Life.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 18:1

    (Divine oneness)
    Atonement is the exemplification of man's unity with God, whereby man reflects divine Truth, Life, and Love. Jesus of Nazareth taught and demonstrated man's oneness with the Father, and for this we owe him endless homage. His mission was both individual and collective. He did life's work aright not only in justice to himself, but in mercy to mortals, - to show them how to do theirs, but not to do it for them nor to relieve them of a single responsibility. Jesus acted boldly, against the accredited evidence of the senses, against Pharisaical creeds and practices, and he refuted all opponents with his healing power.

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

    (Moral retrogression)
    Vibrating like a pendulum between sin and the hope of forgiveness, - selfishness and sensuality causing constant retrogression, - our moral progress will be slow. Waking to Christ's demand, mortals experience suffering. This causes them, even as drowning men, to make vigorous efforts to save themselves; and through Christ's precious love these efforts are crowned with success.

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

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


Section 4


John 5:1,2,5,8,9,14

    1 After this there was a feast of
the Jews; and Jesus went up to
Jerusalem.

    2 Now there is at Jerusalem by the
sheep market a pool, which is called
in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having
five porches.

    5 And a certain man was there,
which had an infirmity thirty and
eight years.

    8 Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take
up thy bed, and walk.

    9 And immediately the man was made
whole, and took up his bed, and
walked: and on the same day was the
sabbath.

    14 Afterward Jesus findeth him in
the temple, and said unto him,
Behold, thou art made whole: sin no
more, lest a worse thing come unto
thee.

***
Hebrews 10:26,27,39

    26 For if we sin wilfully after
that we have received the knowledge
of the truth, there remaineth no more
sacrifice for sins,

    27 But a certain fearful looking
for of judgment and fiery
indignation, which shall devour the
adversaries.

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

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 5:23(begin Sin is)


    (Cancellation of human sin) Sin is forgiven only as it is destroyed by Christ, - Truth and Life. If prayer nourishes the belief that sin is cancelled, and that man is made better merely by praying, prayer is an evil. He grows worse who continues in sin because he fancies himself forgiven.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 391:13(begin It is)


    (Righteous rebellion) It is error to suffer for aught but your own sins. Christ, or Truth, will destroy all other supposed suffering, and real suffering for your own sins will cease in proportion as the sin ceases.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 461:23-27


    (Proof by induction)
    Both sin and sickness are error, and Truth is their remedy. The truth regarding error is, that error is not true, hence it is unreal. To prove scientifically the error or unreality of sin, you must first see the claim of sin, and then destroy it.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 569:21


    (Expiation by suffering)
    The sin, which one has made his bosom companion, comes back to him at last with accelerated force, for the devil knoweth his time is short. Here the Scriptures declare that evil is temporal, not eternal. 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


John 8:12

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

***
Matthew 9:35

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

***
John 12:12,13,17,35

    12 #On the next day much people
that were come to the feast, when
they heard that Jesus was coming to
Jerusalem,

    13 Took branches of palm trees, and
went forth to meet him, and cried,
Hosanna: Blessed is the King of
Israel that cometh in the name of the
Lord.

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

    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.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 136:1,29


    (The Christ-mission)
    Jesus established his church and maintained his mission on a spiritual foundation of Christ-healing. He taught his followers that his religion had a divine Principle, which would cast out error and heal both the sick and the sinning. He claimed no intelligence, action, nor life separate from God. Despite the persecution this brought upon him, he used his divine power to save men both bodily and spiritually.
    (Doubting disciples)
    The disciples apprehended their Master better than did others; but they did not comprehend all that he said and did, or they would not have questioned him so often. Jesus patiently persisted in teaching and demonstrating the truth of being. His students saw this power of Truth heal the sick, cast out evil, raise the dead; but the ultimate of this wonderful work was not spiritually discerned, even by them, until after the crucifixion, when their immaculate Teacher stood before them, the victor over sickness, sin, disease, death, and the grave.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 233:17


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

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 132:20


    (Christ rejected)
    To-day, as of yore, unconscious of the reappearing of the spiritual idea, blind belief shuts the door upon it, and condemns the cure of the sick and sinning if it is wrought on any but a material and a doctrinal theory. Anticipating this rejection of idealism, of the true idea of God, - this salvation from all error, physical and mental, - Jesus asked, "When the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?"


Section 6


Isaiah 12:2

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

***
Luke 3:5,6

    5 Every valley shall be filled, and
every mountain and hill shall be
brought low; and the crooked shall be
made straight, and the rough ways
shall be made smooth;

    6 And all flesh shall see the
salvation of God.

***
John 3:17

    17 For God sent not his Son into
the world to condemn the world; but
that the world through him might be
saved.

***
Ephesians 2:7

    7 That in the ages to come he might
shew the exceeding riches of his
grace in his kindness toward us
through Christ Jesus.

***
Hebrews 9:28

    28 So Christ was once offered to
bear the sins of many; and unto them
that look for him shall he appear the
second time without sin unto
salvation.

593:20 Chapter 17: Glossary
(SALVATION)

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

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


    (Rebukes helpful)
    We cannot choose for ourselves, but must work out our salvation in the way Jesus taught.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 51:19-24

    (Example for our salvation)
    His consummate example was for the salvation of us all, but only through doing the works which he did and taught others to do. His purpose in healing was not alone to restore health, but to demonstrate his divine Principle. He was inspired by God, by Truth and Love, in all that he said and did.

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

    (Radical changes)
    He to whom "the arm of the Lord" is revealed will believe our report, and rise into newness of life with regeneration. This is having part in the atonement; this is the understanding, in which Jesus suffered and triumphed.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 21:1-14

    (Moral victory)
    If Truth is overcoming error in your daily walk and conversation, you can finally say, "I have fought a good fight . . . I have kept the faith," because you are a better man. This is having our part in the at-one-ment with Truth and Love. Christians do not continue to labor and pray, expecting because of another's goodness, suffering, and triumph, that they shall reach his harmony and reward.
    If the disciple is advancing spiritually, he is striving to enter in. He constantly turns away from material sense, and looks towards the imperishable things of Spirit. If honest, he will be in earnest from the start, and gain a little each day in the right direction, till at last he finishes his course with joy.

Subheadings in this lesson

16 1 - Radical changes
16 1 - Justice and substitution
16 1 - Proof in practice
16 1 - Error destroyed, not pardoned
16 2 - Human reconciliation
16 2 - Mental conspirators
16 3 - True flesh and blood
16 3 - Divine oneness
16 3 - Moral retrogression
16 3 - Proof in practice
16 4 - Cancellation of human sin
16 4 - Righteous rebellion
16 4 - Proof by induction
16 4 - Expiation by suffering
16 5 - The Christ-mission
16 5 - Doubting disciples
16 5 - Christ's mission
16 5 - Christ rejected
16 6 - Rebukes helpful
16 6 - Example for our salvation
16 6 - Radical changes
16 6 - Moral victory


April 26,1908

Subject: 17

PROBATION AFTER DEATH.

ooo3



-- Golden Text --

Psalm 13:3

    3 Consider and hear me, O Lord my
God: lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep
the sleep of death;


Responsive Reading


Luke 23:27-33,39-44

    27 #And there followed him a great
company of people, and of women, which
also bewailed and lamented him.

    28 But Jesus turning unto them
said, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep
not for me, but weep for yourselves,
and for your children.

    29 For, behold, the days are
coming, in the which they shall say,
Blessed are the barren, and the wombs
that never bare, and the paps which
never gave suck.

    30 Then shall they begin to say to
the mountains, Fall on us; and to the
hills, Cover us.

    31 For if they do these things in a
green tree, what shall be done in the
dry?

    32 And there were also two other,
malefactors, led with him to be put
to death.

    33 And when they were come to the
place, which is called Calvary, there
they crucified him, and the
malefactors, one on the right hand,
and the other on the left.

    39 #And one of the malefactors
which were hanged railed on him,
saying, If thou be Christ, save
thyself and us.

    40 But the other answering rebuked
him, saying, Dost not thou fear God,
seeing thou art in the same
condemnation?

    41 And we indeed justly; for we
receive the due reward of our deeds:
but this man hath done nothing amiss.


    42 And he said unto Jesus, Lord,
remember me when thou comest into thy
kingdom.

    43 And Jesus said unto him, Verily
I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be
with me in paradise.

    44 And it was about the sixth hour,
and there was a darkness over all the
earth until the ninth hour.


Section 1


Matthew 9:18,23,24

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

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

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

***
John 11:11-13

    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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 490:28-29

(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


    (Sleep an illusion)
    Sleep and mesmerism explain the mythical nature of material sense.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 491:17-21

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

    (Material man as a dream)
    The belief that matter and mind are one, - that matter is awake at one time and asleep at another, sometimes presenting no appearance of mind, - this belief culminates in another belief, that man dies.

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.

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


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


Section 2


Ecclesiastes 11:3

    3 If the clouds be full of rain,
they empty themselves upon the earth:
and if the tree fall toward the
south, or toward the north, in the
place where the tree falleth, there
it shall be.

***
II Samuel 1:23

    23 Saul and Jonathan were lovely
and pleasant in their lives, and in
their death they were not divided:
they were swifter than eagles, they
were stronger than lions.

***
Revelation 20:12,13

    12 And I saw the dead, small and
great, stand before God; and the
books were opened: and another book
was opened, which is the book of
life: and the dead were judged out of
those things which were written in
the books, according to their works.

    13 And the sea gave up the dead
which were in it; and death and hell
delivered up the dead which were in
them: and they were judged every man
according to their works.

***
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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 291:19-25(to .)


    (Salvation and probation)
    "In the place where the tree falleth, there it shall be." So we read in Ecclesiastes. This text has been transformed into the popular proverb, "As the tree falls, so it must lie." As man falleth asleep, so shall he awake. As death findeth mortal man, so shall he be after death, until probation and growth shall effect the needed change.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 290:3-10,16

    (Death no advantage)
    If the Principle, rule, and demonstration of man's being are not in the least understood before what is termed death overtakes mortals, they will rise no higher spiritually in the scale of existence on account of that single experience, but will remain as material as before the transition, still seeking happiness through a material, instead of through a spiritual sense of life, and from selfish and inferior motives.
    (Future purification)
    If the change called death destroyed the belief in sin, sickness, and death, happiness would be won at the moment of dissolution, and be forever permanent; but this is not so. Perfection is gained only by perfection. They who are unrighteous shall be unrighteous still, until in divine Science Christ, Truth, removes all ignorance and sin.

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


    (Immaterial pleasure)
    The sinless joy, - the perfect harmony and immortality of Life, possessing unlimited divine beauty and goodness without a single bodily pleasure or pain, - constitutes the only veritable, indestructible man, whose being is spiritual. This state of existence is scientific and intact, - a perfection discernible only by those who have the final understanding of Christ in divine Science. Death can never hasten this state of existence, for death must be overcome, not submitted to, before immortality appears.


Section 3


Ephesians 5:13,14

    13 But all things that are reproved
are made manifest by the light: for
whatsoever doth make manifest is
light.

    14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou
that sleepest, and arise from the
dead, and Christ shall give thee
light.
Ephesians 6:11-16

    11 Put on the whole armour of God,
that ye may be able to stand against
the wiles of the devil.

    12 For we wrestle not against flesh
and blood, but against
principalities, against powers,
against the rulers of the darkness of
this world, against spiritual
wickedness in high places.

    13 Wherefore take unto you the
whole armour of God, that ye may be
able to withstand in the evil day,
and having done all, to stand.

    14 Stand therefore, having your
loins girt about with truth, and
having on the breastplate of
righteousness;

    15 And your feet shod with the
preparation of the gospel of peace;

    16 Above all, taking the shield of
faith, wherewith ye shall be able to
quench all the fiery darts of the
wicked.

***
James 4:7,10

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

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

***
I Peter 5:8-10

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

    9 Whom resist stedfast in the
faith, knowing that the same
afflictions are accomplished in your
brethren that are in the world.

    10 But the God of all grace, who
hath called us unto his eternal glory
by Christ Jesus, after that ye have
suffered a while, make you perfect,
stablish, strengthen, settle you.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 296:4


    (Scientific purgation)
    Progress is born of experience. It is the ripening of mortal man, through which the mortal is dropped for the immortal. Either here or hereafter, suffering or Science must destroy all illusions regarding life and mind, and regenerate material sense and self. The old man with his deeds must be put off. Nothing sensual or sinful is immortal. The death of a false material sense and of sin, not the death of organic matter, is what reveals man and Life, harmonious, real, and eternal.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 484:24

(18) Question: Does Christian Science, or metaphysical healing, include medication, material hygiene, mesmerism, hypnotism, theosophy, or spiritualism?
ADAM = A so-called man, whose origin, substance, and mind are found to be the antipode of God, or Spirit.
Topic: Everlasting Punishment


    (Animal magnetism error)
    Science must triumph over material sense, and Truth over error, thus putting an end to the hypotheses involved in all false theories and practices.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 229:15


    (Self-constituted law)
    By universal consent, mortal belief has constituted itself a law to bind mortals to sickness, sin, and death. This customary belief is misnamed material law, and the individual who upholds it is mistaken in theory and in practice. The so-called law of mortal mind, conjectural and speculative, is made void by the law of immortal Mind, and false law should be trampled under foot.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 178:18


    (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. In proportion to our understanding of Christian Science, we are freed from the belief of heredity, of mind in matter or animal magnetism; and we disarm sin of its imaginary power in proportion to our spiritual understanding of the status of immortal being.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 390:32


    (Treatment of disease)
    Rise in the conscious strength of the spirit of Truth to overthrow the plea of mortal mind, alias matter, arrayed against the supremacy of Spirit. Blot out the images of mortal thought and its beliefs in sickness and sin. Then, when thou art delivered to the judgment of Truth, Christ, the judge will say, "Thou art whole!"


Section 4


I Corinthians 15:26,28,50,51,54,56,58

    26 The last enemy that shall be
destroyed is death.

    28 And when all things shall be
subdued unto him, then shall the Son
also himself be subject unto him that
put all things under him, that God
may be all in all.

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

    51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We
shall not all sleep, but we shall all
be changed,

    54 So when this corruptible shall
have put on incorruption, and this
mortal shall have put on immortality,
then shall be brought to pass the
saying that is written, Death is
swallowed up in victory.

    56 The sting of death is sin; and
the strength of sin is the law.

    58 Therefore, my beloved brethren,
be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always
abounding in the work of the Lord,
forasmuch as ye know that your labour
is not in vain in the Lord.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 77:5-18


    (Second death)
    Existence continues to be a belief of corporeal sense until the Science of being is reached. Error brings its own self-destruction both here and hereafter, for mortal mind creates its own physical conditions. Death will occur on the next plane of existence as on this, until the spiritual understanding of Life is reached. Then, and not until then, will it be demonstrated that "the second death hath no power."
    (A dream vanishing)
    The period required for this dream of material life, embracing its so-called pleasures and pains, to vanish from consciousness, "knoweth no man . . . neither the Son, but the Father." This period will be of longer or shorter duration according to the tenacity of error.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 187:27


    (Death and the body)
    If you take away this erring mind, the mortal material body loses all appearance of life or action, and this so-called mind then calls itself dead; but the human mind still holds in belief a body, through which it acts and which appears to the human mind to live, - a body like the one it had before death. This body is put off only as the mortal, erring mind yields to God, immortal Mind, and man is found in His image.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 426:14-19,28-29


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


Section 5


John 20:11-14,17,19,20

    11 #But Mary stood without at the
sepulchre weeping: and as she wept,
she stooped down, and looked into the
sepulchre,

    12 And seeth two angels in white
sitting, the one at the head, and the
other at the feet, where the body of
Jesus had lain.

    13 And they say unto her, Woman,
why weepest thou? She saith unto
them, Because they have taken away my
Lord, and I know not where they have
laid him.

    14 And when she had thus said, she
turned herself back, and saw Jesus
standing, and knew not that it was
Jesus.

    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.

    19 #Then the same day at evening,
being the first day of the week, when
the doors were shut where the
disciples were assembled for fear of
the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the
midst, and saith unto them, Peace be
unto you.

    20 And when he had so said, he
shewed unto them his hands and his
side. Then were the disciples glad,
when they saw the Lord.

***
Hebrews 4:14

    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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 46:20-24


    (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.

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 - 44:5-10,28

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


Section 6


Luke 22:14-16

    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.

***
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.
I Corinthians 15:19,20,25,26

    19 If in this life only we have
hope in Christ, we are of all men
most miserable.

    20 But now is Christ risen from the
dead, and become the firstfruits of
them that slept.

    25 For he must reign, till he hath
put all enemies under his feet.

    26 The last enemy that shall be
destroyed is death.

***
Romans 14:9

    9 For to this end Christ both died,
and rose, and revived, that he might
be Lord both of the dead and living.

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.

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


    (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 - 46:25

    (Spiritual ascension) 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 - 292:1-10


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

Subheadings in this lesson

17 1 - Sleep an illusion
17 1 - Material man as a dream
17 1 - Raising the dead
17 1 - A belief in death
17 2 - Salvation and probation
17 2 - Death no advantage
17 2 - Future purification
17 2 - Immaterial pleasure
17 3 - Scientific purgation
17 3 - Animal magnetism error
17 3 - Self-constituted law
17 3 - Animal magnetism destroyed
17 3 - Treatment of disease
17 4 - Second death
17 4 - A dream vanishing
17 4 - Death and the body
17 4 - Our footsteps heavenward
17 4 - Christian standard
17 5 - Spiritual ascension
17 5 - Bearing our sins
17 5 - Jesus in the tomb
17 5 - Obstacles overcome
17 6 - Salvation and probation
17 6 - Jesus' sad repast
17 6 - Spiritual ascension
17 6 - Day of judgment
17 6 - Primitive error


May 3,1908

Subject: 18

EVERLASTING PUNISHMENT.

oo3o



-- Golden Text --

II Peter 2:9

    9 The Lord knoweth how to deliver
the godly out of temptations, and to
reserve the unjust unto the day of
judgment to be punished:


Responsive Reading


Matthew 25:31-46

    31 #When the Son of man shall come
in his glory, and all the holy angels
with him, then shall he sit upon the
throne of his glory:

    32 And before him shall be gathered
all nations: and he shall separate
them one from another, as a shepherd
divideth his sheep from the goats:

    33 And he shall set the sheep on
his right hand, but the goats on the
left.

    34 Then shall the King say unto
them on his right hand, Come, ye
blessed of my Father, inherit the
kingdom prepared for you from the
foundation of the world:

    35 For I was an hungred, and ye
gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye
gave me drink: I was a stranger, and
ye took me in:

    36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was
sick, and ye visited me: I was in
prison, and ye came unto me.

    37 Then shall the righteous answer
him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an
hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty,
and gave thee drink?

    38 When saw we thee a stranger, and
took thee in? or naked, and clothed
thee?

    39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in
prison, and came unto thee?

    40 And the King shall answer and
say unto them, Verily I say unto you,
Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one
of the least of these my brethren, ye
have done it unto me.

    41 Then shall he say also unto them
on the left hand, Depart from me, ye
cursed, into everlasting fire,
prepared for the devil and his
angels:

    42 For I was an hungred, and ye
gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and
ye gave me no drink:

    43 I was a stranger, and ye took me
not in: naked, and ye clothed me not:
sick, and in prison, and ye visited
me not.

    44 Then shall they also answer him,
saying, Lord, when saw we thee an
hungred, or athirst, or a stranger,
or naked, or sick, or in prison, and
did not minister unto thee?

    45 Then shall he answer them,
saying, Verily I say unto you,
Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of
the least of these, ye did it not to
me.

    46 And these shall go away into
everlasting punishment: but the
righteous into life eternal.


Section 1


Romans 2:1-3,6-11

    1 Therefore thou art inexcusable,
O man, whosoever thou art that
judgest: for wherein thou judgest
another, thou condemnest thyself; for
thou that judgest doest the same
things.

    2 But we are sure that the judgment
of God is according to truth against
them which commit such things.

    3 And thinkest thou this, O man,
that judgest them which do such
things, and doest the same, that thou
shalt escape the judgment of God?

    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:

    8 But unto them that are
contentious, and do not obey the
truth, but obey unrighteousness,
indignation and wrath,

    9 Tribulation and anguish, upon
every soul of man that doeth evil, of
the Jew first, and also of the
Gentile;

    10 But glory, honour, and peace, to
every man that worketh good, to the
Jew first, and also to the Gentile:

    11 For there is no respect of
persons with God.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 6:1-10


    (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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 537:13


    (Justice and recompense)
    "Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap." Error excludes itself from harmony. Sin is its own punishment. Truth guards the gateway to harmony. Error tills its own barren soil and buries itself in the ground, since ground and dust stand for nothingness.

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.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 10:31-11


    (Asking amiss)
    Do you ask wisdom to be merciful and not to punish sin? Then "ye ask amiss." Without punishment, sin would multiply. Jesus' prayer, "Forgive us our debts," specified also the terms of forgiveness. When forgiving the adulterous woman he said, "Go, and sin no more."
    (Remission of penalty)
    A magistrate sometimes remits the penalty, but this may be no moral benefit to the criminal, and at best, it only saves the criminal from one form of punishment. The moral law, which has the right to acquit or condemn, always demands restitution before mortals can "go up higher." Broken law brings penalty in order to compel this progress.


Section 2


Luke 3:7-9

    7 Then said he to the multitude
that came forth to be baptized of
him, O generation of vipers, who hath
warned you to flee from the wrath to
come?

    8 Bring forth therefore fruits
worthy of repentance, and begin 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.

    9 And now also the axe is laid unto
the root of the trees: every tree
therefore which bringeth not forth
good fruit is hewn down, and cast
into the fire.

***
Titus 3:4-7

    4 But after that the kindness and
love of God our Saviour toward man
appeared,

    5 Not by works of righteousness
which we have done, but according to
his mercy he saved us, by the washing
of regeneration, and renewing of the
Holy Ghost;

    6 Which he shed on us abundantly
through Jesus Christ our Saviour;

    7 That being justified by his
grace, we should be made heirs
according to the hope of eternal
life.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 242:1


    (Spiritual baptism)
    Through repentance, spiritual baptism, and regeneration, mortals put off their material beliefs and false individuality. It is only a question of time when "they shall all know Me [God], from the least of them unto the greatest." Denial of the claims of matter is a great step towards the joys of Spirit, towards human freedom and the final triumph over the body.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 296:14-21


    (Scientific purgation)
    The so-called pleasures and pains of matter perish, and they must go out under the blaze of Truth, spiritual sense, and the actuality of being. Mortal belief must lose all satisfaction in error and sin in order to part with them.
    Whether mortals will learn this sooner or later, and how long they will suffer the pangs of destruction, depends upon the tenacity of error.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 4:27-30


    (Veritable devotion)
    Audible prayer can never do the works of spiritual understanding, which regenerates; but silent prayer, watchfulness, and devout obedience enable us to follow Jesus' example.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 251:15


    (Mortal mind's disappearance)
    We must learn how mankind govern the body, - whether through faith in hygiene, in drugs, or in willpower. We should learn whether they govern the body through a belief in the necessity of sickness and death, sin and pardon, or govern it from the higher understanding that the divine Mind makes perfect, acts upon the so-called human mind through truth, leads the human mind to relinquish all error, to find the divine Mind to be the only Mind, and the healer of sin, disease, death. This process of higher spiritual understanding improves mankind until error disappears, and nothing is left which deserves to perish or to be punished.


Section 3


Luke 4:1,5-9,12

    1 And Jesus being full of the Holy
Ghost returned from Jordan, and was
led by the Spirit into the
wilderness,

    5 And the devil, taking him up into
an high mountain, shewed unto him all
the kingdoms of the world in a moment
of time.

    6 And the devil said unto him, All
this power will I give thee, and the
glory of them: for that is delivered
unto me; and to whomsoever I will I
give it.

    7 If thou therefore wilt worship
me, all shall be thine.

    8 And Jesus answered and said unto
him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it
is written, Thou shalt worship the
Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou
serve.

    9 And he brought him to Jerusalem,
and set him on a pinnacle of the
temple, and said unto him, If thou be
the Son of God, cast thyself down
from hence:

    12 And Jesus answering said unto
him, It is said, Thou shalt not tempt
the Lord thy God.

***
II Timothy 2:24-26

    24 And the servant of the Lord must
not strive; but be gentle unto all
men, apt to teach, patient,

    25 In meekness instructing those
that oppose themselves; if God
peradventure will give them
repentance to the acknowledging of
the truth;

    26 And that they may recover
themselves out of the snare of the
devil, who are taken captive by him
at his will.

584:17-21 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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 469:13(begin The)-17

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


    (True sense of infinitude) 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.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 351:16


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

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 567:18-23


    (Dragon cast down to earth)
    That false claim - that ancient belief, that old serpent whose name is devil (evil), claiming that there is intelligence in matter either to benefit or to injure men - is pure delusion, the red dragon; and it is cast out by Christ, Truth, the spiritual idea, and so proved to be powerless.


Section 4


Psalm 34:7

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

***
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.

    8 For he said, Surely they are my
people, children that will not lie:
so he was their Saviour.

    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.

***
Revelation 20:1,2

    1 And I saw an angel come down
from heaven, having the key of the
bottomless pit and a great chain in
his hand.

    2 And he laid hold on the dragon,
that old serpent, which is the Devil,
and Satan, and bound him a thousand
years,

581:4 Chapter 17: Glossary
(ANGELS)

    ANGELS. God's thoughts passing to man; spiritual intuitions, pure and perfect; the inspiration of goodness, purity, and immortality, counteracting all evil, sensuality, and mortality.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 566:29-8


    (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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 548:13


    (The clouds dissolving)
    Every agony of mortal error helps error to destroy error, and so aids the apprehension of immortal Truth. This is the new birth going on hourly, by which men may entertain angels, the true ideas of God, the spiritual sense of being.

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


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


Section 5


Isaiah 5:8,14,15

    8 #Woe unto them that join house to
house, that lay field to field, till
there be no place, that they may be
placed alone in the midst of the
earth!

    14 Therefore hell hath enlarged
herself, and opened her mouth without
measure: and their glory, and their
multitude, and their pomp, and he
that rejoiceth, shall descend into
it.

    15 And the mean man shall be
brought down, and the mighty man
shall be humbled, and the eyes of the
lofty shall be humbled:

***
Matthew 11:20-24

    20 #Then began he to upbraid the
cities wherein most of his mighty
works were done, because they
repented not:

    21 Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe
unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the
mighty works, which were done in you,
had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they
would have repented long ago in
sackcloth and ashes.

    22 But I say unto you, It shall be
more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at
the day of judgment, than for you.

    23 And thou, Capernaum, which art
exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought
down to hell: for if the mighty
works, which have been done in thee,
had been done in Sodom, it would have
remained until this day.

    24 But I say unto you, That it
shall be more tolerable for the land
of Sodom in the day of judgment, than
for thee.

***
Revelation 1:13,17,18

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

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

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

588:1 Chapter 17: Glossary
(HELL)

    HELL. Mortal belief; error; lust; remorse; hatred; revenge; sin; sickness; death; suffering and self-destruction; self-imposed agony; effects of sin; that which "worketh abomination or maketh a lie."

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.

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.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 196:11


    (Sin destroyed through suffering)
    "Fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell," said Jesus. A careful study of this text shows that here the word soul means a false sense or material consciousness. The command was a warning to beware, not of Rome, Satan, nor of God, but of sin. Sickness, sin, and death are not concomitants of Life or Truth. No law supports them. They have no relation to God wherewith to establish their power. Sin makes its own hell, and goodness its own heaven.


Section 6


Matthew 4:17

    17 #From that time Jesus began to
preach, and to say, Repent: for the
kingdom of heaven is at hand.
Matthew 5:1-3

    1 And seeing the multitudes, he
went up into a mountain: and when he
was set, his disciples came unto him:


    2 And he opened his mouth, and
taught them, saying,

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

***
John 3:13-15

    13 And no man hath ascended up to
heaven, but he that came down from
heaven, even the Son of man which is
in heaven.

    14 #And as Moses lifted up the
serpent in the wilderness, even so
must the Son of man be lifted up:

    15 That whosoever believeth in him
should not perish, but have eternal
life.

***
Revelation 21:1

    1 And I saw a new heaven and a new
earth: for the first heaven and the
first earth were passed away; and
there was no more sea.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 242:9


    (The one only way)
    There is but one way to heaven, harmony, and Christ in divine Science shows us this way. It is to know no other reality - to have no other consciousness of life - than good, God and His reflection, and to rise superior to the so-called pain and pleasure of the senses.

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


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

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 572:19-22

    (Man's present possibilities)
    In Revelation xxi. 1 we read: -



    And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 573:13-28

    (Nearness of Deity)
    Accompanying this scientific consciousness was another revelation, even the declaration from heaven, supreme harmony, that God, the divine Principle of harmony, is ever with men, and they are His people. Thus man was no longer regarded as a miserable sinner, but as the blessed child of God. Why? Because St. John's corporeal sense of the heavens and earth had vanished, and in place of this false sense was the spiritual sense, the subjective state by which he could see the new heaven and new earth, which involve the spiritual idea and consciousness of reality. This is Scriptural authority for concluding that such a recognition of being is, and has been, possible to men in this present state of existence, - that we can become conscious, here and now, of a cessation of death, sorrow, and pain. This is indeed a foretaste of absolute Christian Science.

Subheadings in this lesson

18 1 - Diabolism destroyed
18 1 - Pardon and amendment
18 1 - Justice and recompense
18 1 - Righteous retribution
18 1 - Asking amiss
18 1 - Remission of penalty
18 2 - Spiritual baptism
18 2 - Scientific purgation
18 2 - Veritable devotion
18 2 - Mortal mind's disappearance
18 3 - True sense of infinitude
18 3 - Fatal premises
18 3 - Dragon cast down to earth
18 4 - Angelic offices
18 4 - The clouds dissolving
18 4 - Veritable success
18 5 - Retribution and remorse
18 5 - Final purpose
18 5 - Sin destroyed through suffering
18 6 - The one only way
18 6 - True estimate of God's messenger
18 6 - Man's present possibilities
18 6 - Nearness of Deity


May 10,1908

Subject: 19

ADAM AND FALLEN MAN.

o3oo



-- Golden Text --

Psalm 52:7

    7 Lo, this is the man that made not
God his strength; but trusted in the
abundance of his riches, and
strengthened himself in his
wickedness.


Responsive Reading


Psalm 64

PSALM 64
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of
David

    1 Hear my voice, O God, in my
prayer: preserve my life from fear of
the enemy.

    2 Hide me from the secret counsel
of the wicked; from the insurrection
of the workers of iniquity:

    3 Who whet their tongue like a
sword, and bend their bows to shoot
their arrows, even bitter words:

    4 That they may shoot in secret at
the perfect: suddenly do they shoot at
him, and fear not.

    5 They encourage themselves in an
evil matter: they commune of laying
snares privily; they say, Who shall
see them?

    6 They search out iniquities; they
accomplish a diligent search: both the
inward thought of every one of them,
and the heart, is deep.

    7 But God shall shoot at them with
an arrow; suddenly shall they be
wounded.

    8 So they shall make their own
tongue to fall upon themselves: all
that see them shall flee away.

    9 And all men shall fear, and shall
declare the work of God; for they
shall wisely consider his doing.

    10 The righteous shall be glad in
the Lord, and shall trust in him; and
all the upright in heart shall glory.


Section 1


Genesis 2:6,7,19,20

    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.

    19 And out of the ground the Lord
God formed every beast of the field,
and every fowl of the air; and
brought them unto Adam to see what he
would call them: and whatsoever Adam
called every living creature, that
was the name thereof.

    20 And Adam gave names to all
cattle, and to the fowl of the air,
and to every beast of the field; but
for Adam there was not found an help
meet for him.

***
Ecclesiastes 7:29

    29 Lo, this only have I found, that
God hath made man upright; but they
have sought out many inventions.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 214:9-14


    (Adam and the senses)
    Adam, represented in the Scriptures as formed from dust, is an object-lesson for the human mind. The material senses, like Adam, originate in matter and return to dust, - are proved non-intelligent. They go out as they came in, for they are still the error, not the truth of being.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 177:15


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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 531:15,29-32


    (Biological inventions)
    If, in the beginning, man's body originated in nonintelligent dust, and mind was afterwards put into body by the creator, why is not this divine order still maintained by God in perpetuating the species? Who will say that minerals, vegetables, and animals have a propagating property of their own? 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?
    The mythologic theory of material life at no point resembles the scientifically Christian record of man as created by Mind in the image and likeness of God and having dominion over all the earth.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 545:15-25

    (Mental tillage)
    Error tills the whole ground in this material theory, which is entirely a false view, destructive to existence and happiness. Outside of Christian Science all is vague and hypothetical, the opposite of Truth; yet this opposite, in its false view of God and man, impudently demands a blessing.
    (Erroneous standpoint)
    The translators of this record of scientific creation entertained a false sense of being. They believed in the existence of matter, its propagation and power. From that standpoint of error, they could not apprehend the nature and operation of Spirit.


Section 2


Genesis 2:21-24

    21 And the Lord God caused a deep
sleep to fall upon Adam, and he
slept: and he took one of his ribs,
and closed up the flesh instead
thereof;

    22 And the rib, which the Lord God
had taken from man, made he a woman,
and brought her unto the man.

    23 And Adam said, This is now bone
of my bones, and flesh of my flesh:
she shall be called Woman, because
she was taken out of Man.

    24 Therefore shall a man leave his
father and his mother, and shall
cleave unto his wife: and they shall
be one flesh.
Genesis 3:2-7(to ;)

    2 And the woman said unto the
serpent, We may eat of the fruit of
the trees of the garden:

    3 But of the fruit of the tree
which is in the midst of the garden,
God hath said, Ye shall not eat of
it, neither shall ye touch it, lest
ye die.

    4 And the serpent said unto the
woman, Ye shall not surely die:

    5 For God doth know that in the day
ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall
be opened, and ye shall be as gods,
knowing good and evil.

    6 And when the woman saw that the
tree was good for food, and that it
was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree
to be desired to make one wise, she
took of the fruit thereof, and did
eat, and gave also unto her husband
with her; and he did eat.

    7 And the eyes of them both were
opened, and they knew that they were
naked;

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 528:15-22


    (Hypnotic surgery)
    Here falsity, error, credits Truth, God, with inducing a sleep or hypnotic state in Adam in order to perform a surgical operation on him and thereby create woman. This is the first record of magnetism. Beginning creation with darkness instead of light, - materially rather than spiritually, - error now simulates the work of Truth, mocking Love and declaring what great things error has done.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 533:17-25

    (The beguiling first lie)
    According to this belief, the rib taken from Adam's side has grown into an evil mind, named woman, who aids man to make sinners more rapidly than he can alone. Is this an help meet for man?
    Materiality, so obnoxious to God, is already found in the rapid deterioration of the bone and flesh which came from Adam to form Eve. The belief in material life and intelligence is growing worse at every step, but error has its suppositional day and multiplies until the end thereof.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 537:19-21

    (Inspired interpretation)
    No one can reasonably doubt that the purpose of this allegory - this second account in Genesis - is to depict the falsity of error and the effects of error.

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 69:13


    (God's creation intact)
    Spiritually to understand that there is but one creator, God, unfolds all creation, confirms the Scriptures, brings the sweet assurance of no parting, no pain, and of man deathless and perfect and eternal.


Section 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.

***
Ecclesiastes 8:12,13

    12 #Though a sinner do evil an
hundred times, and his days be
prolonged, yet surely I know that it
shall be well with them that fear
God, which fear before him:

    13 But it shall not be well with
the wicked, neither shall he prolong
his days, which are as a shadow;
because he feareth not before God.

***
Jeremiah 15:1

    1 Then said the Lord unto me,
Though Moses and Samuel stood before
me, yet my mind could not be toward
this people: cast them out of my
sight, and let them go forth.
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.

***
Ezekiel 7:12,16,19

    12 The time is come, the day
draweth near: let not the buyer
rejoice, nor the seller mourn: for
wrath is upon all the multitude
thereof.

    16 #But they that escape of them
shall escape, and shall be on the
mountains like doves of the valleys,
all of them mourning, every one for
his iniquity.

    19 They shall cast their silver in
the streets, and their gold shall be
removed: their silver and their gold
shall not be able to deliver them in
the day of the wrath of the Lord:
they shall not satisfy their souls,
neither fill their bowels: because it
is the stumblingblock of their
iniquity.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 529:30


    (Adam)
    Adam, the synonym for error, stands for a belief of material mind. He begins his reign over man somewhat mildly, but he increases in falsehood and his days become shorter. In this development, the immortal, spiritual law of Truth is made manifest as forever opposed to mortal, material sense.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 532:10

    (Progeny cursed) Adam and his progeny were cursed, not blessed; and this indicates that the divine Spirit, or Father, condemns material man and remands him to dust.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 307:31


    (The great question)
    Above error's awful din, blackness, and chaos, the voice of Truth still calls: "Adam, where art thou? Consciousness, where art thou? Art thou dwelling in the belief that mind is in matter, and that evil is mind, or art thou in the living faith that there is and can be but one God, and keeping His commandment?" Until the lesson is learned that God is the only Mind governing man, mortal belief will be afraid as it was in the beginning, and will hide from the demand, "Where art thou?" This awful demand, "Adam, where art thou?" is met by the admission from the head, heart, stomach, blood, nerves, etc.: "Lo, here I am, looking for happiness and life in the body, but finding only an illusion, a blending of false claims, false pleasure, pain, sin, sickness, and death."

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 545:31-3


    (Mortality mythical)
    "As in Adam [error] all die, even so in Christ [Truth] shall all be made alive." The mortality of man is a myth, for man is immortal. The false belief that spirit is now submerged in matter, at some future time to be emancipated from it, - this belief alone is mortal.


Section 4


Micah 3:9,11

    9 Hear this, I pray you, ye heads
of the house of Jacob, and princes of
the house of Israel, that abhor
judgment, and pervert all equity.

    11 The heads thereof judge for
reward, and the priests thereof teach
for hire, and the prophets thereof
divine for money: yet will they lean
upon the Lord, and say, Is not the
Lord among us? none evil can come
upon us.

***
Zechariah 7:4-6

    4 #Then came the word of the Lord
of hosts unto me, saying,

    5 Speak unto all the people of the
land, and to the priests, saying, When
ye fasted and mourned in the fifth
and seventh month, even those seventy
years, did ye at all fast unto me,
even to me?

    6 And when ye did eat, and when ye
did drink, did not ye eat for
yourselves, and drink for yourselves?

***
Luke 17:1,7,8

    1 Then said he unto the disciples,
It is impossible but that offences
will come: but woe unto him, through
whom they come!

    7 But which of you, having a
servant plowing or feeding cattle,
will say unto him by and by, when he
is come from the field, Go and sit
down to meat?

    8 And will not rather say unto him,
Make ready wherewith I may sup, and
gird thyself, and serve me, till I
have eaten and drunken; and afterward
thou shalt eat and drink?

***
Philipians 2:21

    21 For all seek their own, not the
things which are Jesus Christ's.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 205:28


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

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 260:24


    (Requisite change of our ideals)
    Selfishness and sensualism are educated in mortal mind by the thoughts ever recurring to one's self, by conversation about the body, and by the expectation of perpetual pleasure or pain from it; and this education is at the expense of spiritual growth. If we array thought in mortal vestures, it must lose its immortal nature.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 201:7


    (Practical preaching)
    We cannot build safely on false foundations. Truth makes a new creature, in whom old things pass away and "all things are become new." Passions, selfishness, false appetites, hatred, fear, all sensuality, yield to spirituality, and the superabundance of being is on the side of God, good.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 181:21-25


    (Not words but deeds)
    If you are too material to love the Science of Mind and are satisfied with good words instead of effects, if you adhere to error and are afraid to trust Truth, the question then recurs, "Adam, where art thou?"

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 176:13

    (Our modern Eves)
    When the mechanism of the human mind gives place to the divine Mind, selfishness and sin, disease and death, will lose their foothold.


Section 5


Psalm 5:1,4,5

    1 Give ear to my words, O Lord,
consider my meditation.

    4 For thou art not a God that hath
pleasure in wickedness: neither shall
evil dwell with thee.

    5 The foolish shall not stand in
thy sight: thou hatest all workers of
iniquity.

***
Jeremiah 14:20

    20 We acknowledge, O Lord, our
wickedness, and the iniquity of our
fathers: for we have sinned against
thee.

***
Malachi 3:16,17

    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.

***
John 3:17

    17 For God sent not his Son into
the world to condemn the world; but
that the world through him might be
saved.

***
Romans 5:19,21

    19 For as by one man's disobedience
many were made sinners, so by the
obedience of one shall many be made
righteous.

    21 That as sin hath reigned unto
death, even so might grace reign
through righteousness unto eternal
life by Jesus Christ our Lord.

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.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 265:5,31


    (Godward gravitation)
    Mortals must gravitate Godward, their affections and aims grow spiritual, - they must near the broader interpretations of being, and gain some proper sense of the infinite, - in order that sin and mortality may be put off.
    (Decapitation of error)
    The pains of sense are salutary, if they wrench away false pleasurable beliefs and transplant the affections from sense to Soul, where the creations of God are good, "rejoicing the heart." Such is the sword of Science, with which Truth decapitates error, materiality giving place to man's higher individuality and destiny.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 294:19


    (Mythical pleasure)
    The lines of demarcation between immortal man, representing Spirit, and mortal man, representing the error that life and intelligence are in matter, show the pleasures and pains of matter to be myths, and human belief in them to be the father of mythology, in which matter is represented as divided into intelligent gods. Man's genuine selfhood is recognizable only in what is good and true. Man is neither self-made nor made by mortals. God created man.

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


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


Section 6


Matthew 12:18,21

    18 Behold my servant, whom I have
chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul
is well pleased: I will put my spirit
upon him, and he shall shew judgment
to the Gentiles.

    21 And in his name shall the
Gentiles trust.

***
John 6:37,38,40

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

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

    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.

***
Romans 11:26,27

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

    27 For this is my covenant unto
them, when I shall take away their
sins.

***
Revelation 2:17

    17 He that hath an ear, let him
hear what the Spirit saith unto the
churches; To him that overcometh will
I give to eat of the hidden manna,
and will give him a white stone, and
in the stone a new name written,
which no man knoweth saving he that
receiveth it.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 345:21


    (Contradictions not found)
    Anybody, who is able to perceive the incongruity between God's idea and poor humanity, ought to be able to discern the distinction (made by Christian Science) between God's man, made in His image, and the sinning race of Adam.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 346:2

    (God's idea the ideal man)
    When man is spoken of as made in God's image, it is not sinful and sickly mortal man who is referred to, but the ideal man, reflecting God's likeness.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 338:31

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


    (-29- Adam not ideal man)
    The ideal man was revealed in due time, and was known as Christ Jesus.

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.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 171:4


    (Paradise regained)
    Through discernment of the spiritual opposite of materiality, even the way through Christ, Truth, man will reopen with the key of divine Science the gates of Paradise which human beliefs have closed, and will find himself unfallen, upright, pure, and free, not needing to consult almanacs for the probabilities either of his life or of the weather, not needing to study brainology to learn how much of a man he is.

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 67:28


    (Spiritual power)
    Man delivered from sin, disease, and death presents the true likeness or spiritual ideal.

Subheadings in this lesson

19 1 - Adam and the senses
19 1 - The effect of names
19 1 - Biological inventions
19 1 - Mental tillage
19 1 - Erroneous standpoint
19 2 - Hypnotic surgery
19 2 - The beguiling first lie
19 2 - Inspired interpretation
19 2 - God's creation intact
19 3 - Adam
19 3 - Progeny cursed
19 3 - The great question
19 3 - Mortality mythical
19 4 - Redemption from selfishness
19 4 - Requisite change of our ideals
19 4 - Practical preaching
19 4 - Not words but deeds
19 4 - Our modern Eves
19 5 - Spirit and flesh
19 5 - Godward gravitation
19 5 - Decapitation of error
19 5 - Mythical pleasure
19 5 - Spiritual guidance
19 6 - Contradictions not found
19 6 - God's idea the ideal man
19 6 - -29- Adam not ideal man
19 6 - God's man discerned
19 6 - Paradise regained
19 6 - Spiritual power


May 17,1908

Subject: 20

MORTALS AND IMMORTALS.

3ooo



-- Golden Text --

Galatians 6:8

    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.


Responsive Reading


Luke 9:1,2,23-27,57-62

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

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


    23 #And he said to them all, If any
man will come after me, let him deny
himself, and take up his cross daily,
and follow me.

    24 For whosoever will save his life
shall lose it: but whosoever will
lose his life for my sake, the same
shall save it.

    25 For what is a man advantaged, if
he gain the whole world, and lose
himself, or be cast away?

    26 For whosoever shall be ashamed
of me and of my words, of him shall
the Son of man be ashamed, when he
shall come in his own glory, and in
his Father's, and of the holy angels.


    27 But I tell you of a truth, there
be some standing here, which shall
not taste of death, till they see the
kingdom of God.

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

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

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

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

    61 And another also said, Lord, I
will follow thee; but let me first go
bid them farewell, which are at home
at my house.

    62 And Jesus said unto him, No man,
having put his hand to the plough,
and looking back, is fit for the
kingdom of God.


Section 1


Genesis 1:7,8

    7 And God made the firmament, and
divided the waters which were under
the firmament from the waters which
were above the firmament: and it was
so.

    8 And God called the firmament
Heaven. And the evening and the
morning were the second day.

***
Matthew 13:47,48

    47 #Again, the kingdom of heaven is
like unto a net, that was cast into
the sea, and gathered of every kind:

    48 Which, when it was full, they
drew to shore, and sat down, and
gathered the good into vessels, but
cast the bad away.

***
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.

***
Matthew 25:31-33

    31 #When the Son of man shall come
in his glory, and all the holy angels
with him, then shall he sit upon the
throne of his glory:

    32 And before him shall be gathered
all nations: and he shall separate
them one from another, as a shepherd
divideth his sheep from the goats:

    33 And he shall set the sheep on
his right hand, but the goats on the
left.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 505:1-8,26-2


    (Spirit versus darkness)
    Immortal Mind makes its own record, but mortal mind, sleep, dreams, sin, disease, and death have no record in the first chapter of Genesis.



    (Spiritual firmament)
    Genesis i. 6. And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.



    Spiritual understanding, by which human conception, material sense, is separated from Truth, is the firmament.
    (Original reflected)
    This understanding is not intellectual, is not the result of scholarly attainments; it is the reality of all things brought to light. God's ideas reflect the immortal, unerring, and infinite. The mortal, erring, and finite are human beliefs, which apportion to themselves a task impossible for them, that of distinguishing between the false and the true.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 466:13

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


    (Real versus unreal)
    Truth is immortal; error is mortal. Truth is limitless; error is limited. Truth is intelligent; error is non-intelligent. Moreover, Truth is real, and error is unreal. This last statement contains the point you will most reluctantly admit, although first and last it is the most important to understand.

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


    (Spirits obsolete)
    Truth destroys mortality, and brings to light immortality. Mortal belief (the material sense of life) and immortal Truth (the spiritual sense) are the tares and the wheat, which are not united by progress, but separated.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 535:1


    (Bruising sin's head)
    The seed of Truth and the seed of error, of belief and of understanding, - yea, the seed of Spirit and the seed of matter, - are the wheat and tares which time will separate, the one to be burned, the other to be garnered into heavenly places.


Section 2


Matthew 25:34-36

    34 Then shall the King say unto
them on his right hand, Come, ye
blessed of my Father, inherit the
kingdom prepared for you from the
foundation of the world:

    35 For I was an hungred, and ye
gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye
gave me drink: I was a stranger, and
ye took me in:

    36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was
sick, and ye visited me: I was in
prison, and ye came unto me.

***
John 3:5,6

    5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I
say unto thee, Except a man be born
of water and of the Spirit, he cannot
enter into the kingdom of God.

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

***
Matthew 12:28

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

***
Luke 17:20,21

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

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

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 476:28-5

(14) Question: What is man?
ADAM = That which is not the image and likeness of good, but a material belief, opposed to the one Mind, or Spirit.
Topic: Unreality


    (The kingdom within)
    When speaking of God's children, not the children of men, Jesus said, "The kingdom of God is within you;" that is, Truth and Love reign in the real man, showing that man in God's image is unfallen and eternal. Jesus beheld in Science the perfect man, who appeared to him where sinning mortal man appears to mortals. In this perfect man the Saviour saw God's own likeness, and this correct view of man healed the sick. Thus Jesus taught that the kingdom of God is intact, universal, and that man is pure and holy.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 247:12


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

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 81:28


    (Mind's manifestations immortal)
    In Science, man's immortality depends upon that of God, good, and follows as a necessary consequence of the immortality of good.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 244:23-28


    (Man not evolved)
    Man in Science is neither young nor old. He has neither birth nor death. He is not a beast, a vegetable, nor a migratory mind. He does not pass from matter to Mind, from the mortal to the immortal, from evil to good, or from good to evil. Such admissions cast us headlong into darkness and dogma.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 42:21-29


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

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.


Section 3


Ezekiel 34:2,4,18

    2 Son of man, prophesy against the
shepherds of Israel, prophesy, and say
unto them, Thus saith the Lord God
unto the shepherds; Woe be to the
shepherds of Israel that do feed
themselves! should not the shepherds
feed the flocks?

    4 The diseased have ye not
strengthened, neither have ye healed
that which was sick, neither have ye
bound up that which was broken,
neither have ye brought again that
which was driven away, neither have
ye sought that which was lost; but
with force and with cruelty have ye
ruled them.

    18 Seemeth it a small thing unto
you to have eaten up the good
pasture, but ye must tread down with
your feet the residue of your
pastures? and to have drunk of the
deep waters, but ye must foul the
residue with your feet?

***
Matthew 25:41-43

    41 Then shall he say also unto them
on the left hand, Depart from me, ye
cursed, into everlasting fire,
prepared for the devil and his
angels:

    42 For I was an hungred, and ye
gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and
ye gave me no drink:

    43 I was a stranger, and ye took me
not in: naked, and ye clothed me not:
sick, and in prison, and ye visited
me not.

***
Galatians 5:19-21

    19 Now the works of the flesh are
manifest, which are these; Adultery,
fornication, uncleanness,
lasciviousness,

    20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred,
variance, emulations, wrath, strife,
seditions, heresies,

    21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness,
revellings, and such like: of the
which I tell you before, as I have
also told you in time past, that they
which do such things shall not
inherit the kingdom of God.

***
Matthew 13:36-38,40

    36 Then Jesus sent the multitude
away, and went into the house: and
his disciples came unto him, saying,
Declare unto us the parable of the
tares of the field.

    37 He answered and said unto them,
He that soweth the good seed is the
Son of man;

    38 The field is the world; the good
seed are the children of the kingdom;
but the tares are the children of the
wicked one;

    40 As therefore the tares are
gathered and burned in the fire; so
shall it be in the end of this world.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 241:31-3


    (Spiritual baptism)
    It is "easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle," than for sinful beliefs to enter the kingdom of heaven, eternal harmony. Through repentance, spiritual baptism, and regeneration, mortals put off their material beliefs and false individuality.

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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 475:31

(14) Question: What is man?
ADAM = That which is not the image and likeness of good, but a material belief, opposed to the one Mind, or Spirit.
Topic: Unreality


    (Man unfallen)
    A mortal sinner is not God's man. Mortals are the counterfeits of immortals. They are the children of the wicked one, or the one evil, which declares that man begins in dust or as a material embryo. In divine Science, God and the real man are inseparable as divine Principle and idea.

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.


Section 4


Titus 2:11-14

    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;

    14 Who gave himself for us, that he
might redeem us from all iniquity,
and purify unto himself a peculiar
people, zealous of good works.

***
II Corinthians 5:1,4

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

    4 For we that are in this
tabernacle do groan, being burdened:
not for that we would be unclothed,
but clothed upon, that mortality
might be swallowed up of life.

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.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 262:7-14


    (Forgetfulness of self)
    By putting "off the old man with his deeds," mortals "put on immortality."
    We cannot fathom the nature and quality of God's creation by diving into the shallows of mortal belief. We must reverse our feeble flutterings - our efforts to find life and truth in matter - and rise above the testimony of the material senses, above the mortal to the immortal idea of God.

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


    (Soul impeccable)
    Matter, sin, and mortality lose all supposed consciousness or claim to life or existence, as mortals lay off a false sense of life, substance, and intelligence.

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


    (Real being never lost)
    Mortals are unacquainted with the reality of existence, because matter and mortality do not reflect the facts of Spirit.
    (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.


Section 5


Isaiah 33:14-16,24

    14 The sinners in Zion are afraid;
fearfulness hath surprised the
hypocrites. Who among us shall dwell
with the devouring fire? who among us
shall dwell with everlasting
burnings?

    15 He that walketh righteously, and
speaketh uprightly; he that despiseth
the gain of oppressions, that shaketh
his hands from holding of bribes,
that stoppeth his ears from hearing
of blood, and shutteth his eyes from
seeing evil;

    16 He shall dwell on high: his
place of defence shall be the
munitions of rocks: bread shall be
given him; his waters shall be sure.

    24 And the inhabitant shall not
say, I am sick: the people that dwell
therein shall be forgiven their
iniquity.

***
Jeremiah 50:20

    20 In those days, and in that time,
saith the Lord, the iniquity of
Israel shall be sought for, and there
shall be none; and the sins of Judah,
and they shall not be found: for I
will pardon them whom I reserve.

***
Romans 9:26,27

    26 And it shall come to pass, that
in the place where it was said unto
them, Ye are not my people; there
shall they be called the children of
the living God.

    27 Esaias also crieth concerning
Israel, Though the number of the
children of Israel be as the sand of
the sea, a remnant shall be saved:

***
Hebrews 9:28

    28 So Christ was once offered to
bear the sins of many; and unto them
that look for him shall he appear the
second time without sin unto
salvation.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 562:11(after .)-16


    (Spiritual idea crowned) The twelve tribes of Israel with all mortals, - separated by belief from man's divine origin and the true idea, - will through much tribulation yield to the activities of the divine Principle of man in the harmony of Science.

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


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

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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 291:28-6


    (Day of judgment)
    No final judgment awaits mortals, for the judgment-day of wisdom comes hourly and continually, even the judgment by which mortal man is divested of all material error. As for spiritual error there is none.
    When the last mortal fault is destroyed, then the final trump will sound which will end the battle of Truth with error and mortality; "but of that day and hour, knoweth no man." Here prophecy pauses. Divine Science alone can compass the heights and depths of being and reveal the infinite.


Section 6


I Corinthians 15:50,53,54

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

    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.

***
John 5:25

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

***
Ephesians 2:4-7

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

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

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

    7 That in the ages to come he might
shew the exceeding riches of his
grace in his kindness toward us
through Christ Jesus.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 409:20


    (So-called superiority)
    The real man is spiritual and immortal, but the mortal and imperfect so-called "children of men" are counterfeits from the beginning, to be laid aside for the pure reality. This mortal is put off, and the new man or real man is put on, in proportion as mortals realize the Science of man and seek the true model.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 98:31-5


    (Key to the kingdom)
    The way through which immortality and life are learned is not ecclesiastical but Christian, not human but divine, not physical but metaphysical, not material but scientifically spiritual. Human philosophy, ethics, and superstition afford no demonstrable divine Principle by which mortals can escape from sin; yet to escape from sin, is what the Bible demands.

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


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

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 496:20

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


    (Triumph over death)
    "The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law," - the law of mortal belief, at war with the facts of immortal Life, even with the spiritual law which says to the grave, "Where is thy victory?" But "when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory."

Subheadings in this lesson

20 1 - Spirit versus darkness
20 1 - Spiritual firmament
20 1 - Original reflected
20 1 - Real versus unreal
20 1 - Spirits obsolete
20 1 - Bruising sin's head
20 2 - The kingdom within
20 2 - Eternal beauty
20 2 - Mind's manifestations immortal
20 2 - Man not evolved
20 2 - Death outdone
20 2 - Individual permanency
20 3 - Spiritual baptism
20 3 - Perfection of divine government
20 3 - Man unfallen
20 3 - Inverted images
20 4 - The present immortality
20 4 - Forgetfulness of self
20 4 - Soul impeccable
20 4 - Real being never lost
20 4 - Light and darkness
20 5 - Spiritual idea crowned
20 5 - Injustice to the Saviour
20 5 - House of bondage
20 5 - Day of judgment
20 6 - So-called superiority
20 6 - Key to the kingdom
20 6 - Prophetic ignorance
20 6 - Triumph over death


May 24,1908

Subject: 21

SOUL AND BODY.

3ooo



-- Golden Text --

Romans 12:1

    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.


Responsive Reading


Job 4:17-21

    17 Shall mortal man be more just
than God? shall a man be more pure
than his maker?

    18 Behold, he put no trust in his
servants; and his angels he charged
with folly:

    19 How much less in them that dwell
in houses of clay, whose foundation
is in the dust, which are crushed
before the moth?

    20 They are destroyed from morning
to evening: they perish for ever
without any regarding it.

    21 Doth not their excellency which
is in them go away? they die, even
without wisdom.
Job 5:1-9,19-21

    1 Call now, if there be any that
will answer thee; and to which of the
saints wilt thou turn?

    2 For wrath killeth the foolish
man, and envy slayeth the silly one.

    3 I have seen the foolish taking
root: but suddenly I cursed his
habitation.

    4 His children are far from safety,
and they are crushed in the gate,
neither is there any to deliver them.


    5 Whose harvest the hungry eateth
up, and taketh it even out of the
thorns, and the robber swalloweth up
their substance.

    6 Although affliction cometh not
forth of the dust, neither doth
trouble spring out of the ground;

    7 Yet man is born unto trouble, as
the sparks fly upward.

    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:

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

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

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


Section 1


Psalm 27:1

    1 The Lord is my light and my
salvation; whom shall I fear? the
Lord is the strength of my life; of
whom shall I be afraid?

***
Deuteronomy 30:19,20

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

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

***
Proverbs 3:1,2,13,16-18

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


    2 For length of days, and long
life, and peace, shall they add to
thee.

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

    16 Length of days is in her right
hand; and in her left hand riches and
honour.

    17 Her ways are ways of
pleasantness, and all her paths are
peace.

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

***
Psalm 68:19,20

    19 Blessed be the Lord, who daily
loadeth us with benefits, even the
God of our salvation.

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

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 200:8-13


    (A mortal not man)
    Whoever is incompetent to explain Soul would be wise not to undertake the explanation of body. Life is, always has been, and ever will be independent of matter; for Life is God, and man is the idea of God, not formed materially but spiritually, and not subject to decay and dust.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 191:24

    (Spiritual freedom)
    The Science of being reveals man and immortality as based on Spirit. Physical sense defines mortal man as based on matter, and from this premise infers the mortality of the body.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 309:24-26


    (Life never structural)
    The Science of being shows it to be impossible for infinite Spirit or Soul to be in a finite body or for man to have an intelligence separate from his Maker.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 467:17-22

(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)
    Science reveals Spirit, Soul, as not in the body, and God as not in man but as reflected by man. The greater cannot be in the lesser. The belief that the greater can be in the lesser is an error that works ill. This is a leading point in the Science of Soul, that Principle is not in its idea.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 477:19-2

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


    (Reflection of Spirit)
    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)
    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 2


Psalm 39:11

    11 When thou with rebukes dost
correct man for iniquity, thou makest
his beauty to consume away like a
moth: surely every man is vanity.

***
Isaiah 55:2

    2 Wherefore do ye spend money for
that which is not bread? and your
labour for that which satisfieth not?
hearken diligently unto me, and eat
ye that which is good, and let your
soul delight itself in fatness.

***
Matthew 6:25,33

    25 Therefore I say unto you, Take
no thought for your life, what ye
shall eat, or what ye shall drink;
nor yet for your body, what ye shall
put on. Is not the life more than
meat, and the body than raiment?

    33 But seek ye first the kingdom of
God, and his righteousness; and all
these things shall be added unto you.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 223:3


    (Life only in Spirit)
    Sooner or later we shall learn that the fetters of man's finite capacity are forged by the illusion that he lives in body instead of in Soul, in matter instead of in Spirit.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 122:29-4


    (Ptolemaic and psychical error)
    Our theories make the same mistake regarding Soul and body that Ptolemy made regarding the solar system. They insist that soul is in body and mind therefore tributary to matter. Astronomical science has destroyed the false theory as to the relations of the celestial bodies, and Christian Science will surely destroy the greater error as to our terrestrial bodies. The true idea and Principle of man will then appear.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 203:18-24


    (Suicide and sin)
    We imagine that Mind can be imprisoned in a sensuous body. When the material body has gone to ruin, when evil has overtaxed the belief of life in matter and destroyed it, then mortals believe that the deathless Principle, or Soul, escapes from matter and lives on; but this is not true.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 150:26


    (Exploded doctrine)
    The doctrine that man's harmony is governed by physical conditions all his earthly days, and that he is then thrust out of his own body by the operation of matter, - even the doctrine of the superiority of matter over Mind, - is fading out.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 292:7


    (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.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 119:25


    (The sun and Soul)
    In viewing the sunrise, one finds that it contradicts the evidence before the senses to believe that the earth is in motion and the sun at rest. As astronomy reverses the human perception of the movement of the solar system, so Christian Science reverses the seeming relation of Soul and body and makes body tributary to Mind. Thus it is with man, who is but the humble servant of the restful Mind, though it seems otherwise to finite sense. But we shall never understand this while we admit that soul is in body or mind in matter, and that man is included in non-intelligence. Soul, or Spirit, is God, unchangeable and eternal; and man coexists with and reflects Soul, God, for man is God's image.


Section 3


Ecclesiastes 8:15

    15 Then I commended mirth, because
a man hath no better thing under the
sun, than to eat, and to drink, and
to be merry: for that shall abide
with him of his labour the days of
his life, which God giveth him under
the sun.

***
Numbers 11:4,16,18-20

    4 #And the mixt multitude that was
among them fell a lusting: and the
children of Israel also wept again,
and said, Who shall give us flesh to
eat?

    16 #And the Lord said unto Moses,
Gather unto me seventy men of the
elders of Israel, whom thou knowest
to be the elders of the people, and
officers over them; and bring them
unto the tabernacle of the
congregation, that they may stand
there with thee.

    18 And say thou unto the people,
Sanctify yourselves against to
morrow, and ye shall eat flesh: for
ye have wept in the ears of the Lord,
saying, Who shall give us flesh to
eat? for it was well with us in
Egypt: therefore the Lord will give
you flesh, and ye shall eat.

    19 Ye shall not eat one day, nor
two days, nor five days, neither ten
days, nor twenty days;

    20 But even a whole month, until it
come out at your nostrils, and it be
loathsome unto you: because that ye
have despised the Lord which is among
you, and have wept before him,
saying, Why came we forth out of
Egypt?

***
Psalm 106:13-15

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

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

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

***
Romans 6:12

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

***
John 6:27

    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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 226:22


    (Cramping systems)
    I saw before me the sick, wearing out years of servitude to an unreal master in the belief that the body governed them, rather than Mind.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 219:11-22

    (Affirmation and result) Not muscles, nerves, nor bones, but mortal mind makes the whole body "sick, and the whole heart faint;" whereas divine Mind heals.


    When this is understood, we shall never affirm concerning the body what we do not wish to have manifested. We shall not call the body weak, if we would have it strong; for the belief in feebleness must obtain in the human mind before it can be made manifest on the body, and the destruction of the belief will be the removal of its effects. Science includes no rule of discord, but governs harmoniously. "The wish," says the poet, "is ever father to the thought."

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 166:3


    (Causes of sickness)
    As a man thinketh, so is he. Mind is all that feels, acts, or impedes action. Ignorant of this, or shrinking from its implied responsibility, the healing effort is made on the wrong side, and thus the conscious control over the body is lost.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 167:26

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

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 111:26


    (Confirmatory tests)
    After a lengthy examination of my discovery and its demonstration in healing the sick, this fact became evident to me, - that Mind governs the body, not partially but wholly. I submitted my metaphysical system of treating disease to the broadest practical tests. Since then this system has gradually gained ground, and has proved itself, whenever scientifically employed, to be the most effective curative agent in medical practice.


Section 4


Ecclesiastes 8:1

    1 Who is as the wise man? and who
knoweth the interpretation of a
thing? a man's wisdom maketh his face
to shine, and the boldness of his
face shall be changed.

***
Proverbs 15:13

    13 A merry heart maketh a cheerful
countenance: but by sorrow of the
heart the spirit is broken.

***
Isaiah 3:8,9

    8 For Jerusalem is ruined, and
Judah is fallen: because their tongue
and their doings are against the
Lord, to provoke the eyes of his
glory.

    9 #The shew of their countenance
doth witness against them; and they
declare their sin as Sodom, they hide
it not. Woe unto their soul! for they
have rewarded evil unto themselves.

***
Ezekiel 21:6,7

    6 Sigh therefore, thou son of man,
with the breaking of thy loins; and
with bitterness sigh before their
eyes.

    7 And it shall be, when they say
unto thee, Wherefore sighest thou?
that thou shalt answer, For the
tidings; because it cometh: and every
heart shall melt, and all hands shall
be feeble, and every spirit shall
faint, and all knees shall be weak as
water: behold, it cometh, and shall
be brought to pass, saith the Lord
God.

***
Luke 11:34-36

    34 The light of the body is the
eye: therefore when thine eye is
single, thy whole body also is full
of light; but when thine eye is evil,
thy body also is full of darkness.

    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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 206:8


    (Will-power unrighteous) Material, erring, human thought acts injuriously both upon the body and through it.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 370:18


    (Like curing like)
    The moral and spiritual facts of health, whispered into thought, produce very direct and marked effects on the body. A physical diagnosis of disease - since mortal mind must be the cause of disease - tends to induce disease.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 386:5

    (Climate and belief)
    Expose the body to certain temperatures, and belief says that you may catch cold and have catarrh; but no such result occurs without mind to demand it and produce it. So long as mortals declare that certain states of the atmosphere produce catarrh, fever, rheumatism, or consumption, those effects will follow, - not because of the climate, but on account of the belief. The author has in too many instances healed disease through the action of Truth on the minds of mortals, and the corresponding effects of Truth on the body, not to know that this is so.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 168:24


    (Disease foreseen)
    I have discerned disease in the human mind, and recognized the patient's fear of it, months before the so-called disease made its appearance in the body. Disease being a belief, a latent illusion of mortal mind, the sensation would not appear if the error of belief was met and destroyed by truth.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 169:10

    (Scientific foresight)
    I name these facts to show that disease has a mental, mortal origin, - that faith in rules of health or in drugs begets and fosters disease by attracting the mind to the subject of sickness, by exciting fear of disease, and by dosing the body in order to avoid it. The faith reposed in these things should find stronger supports and a higher home. If we understood the control of Mind over body, we should put no faith in material means.


Section 5


Deuteronomy 28:1-3,6,8

    1 And it shall come to pass, if
thou shalt hearken diligently unto
the voice of the Lord thy God, to
observe and to do all his
commandments which I command thee
this day, that the Lord thy God will
set thee on high above all nations of
the earth:

    2 And all these blessings shall
come on thee, and overtake thee, if
thou shalt hearken unto the voice of
the Lord thy God.

    3 Blessed shalt thou be in the
city, and blessed shalt thou be in
the field.

    6 Blessed shalt thou be when thou
comest in, and blessed shalt thou be
when thou goest out.

    8 The Lord shall command the
blessing upon thee in thy
storehouses, and in all that thou
settest thine hand unto; and he shall
bless thee in the land which the Lord
thy God giveth thee.

***
Jeremiah 17:14,15

    14 Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be
healed; save me, and I shall be saved:
for thou art my praise.

    15 #Behold, they say unto me, where
is the word of the Lord? let it come
now.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 425:23-26


    (The lungs reformed)
    Consciousness constructs a better body when faith in matter has been conquered. Correct material belief by spiritual understanding, and Spirit will form you anew.

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 - 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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 218:12

    (Coalition of sin and sickness)
    What renders both sin and sickness difficult of cure is, that the human mind is the sinner, disinclined to self-correction, and believing that the body can be sick independently of mortal mind and that the divine Mind has no jurisdiction over the body.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 162:4


    (Truth an alterative)
    Christian Science brings to the body the sunlight of Truth, which invigorates and purifies. Christian Science acts as an alterative, neutralizing error with Truth. It changes the secretions, expels humors, dissolves tumors, relaxes rigid muscles, restores carious bones to soundness. The effect of this Science is to stir the human mind to a change of base, on which it may yield to the harmony of the divine Mind.


Section 6


Job 33:23-25,29,30

    23 If there be a messenger with
him, an interpreter, one among a
thousand, to shew unto man his
uprightness:

    24 Then he is gracious unto him,
and saith, Deliver him from going
down to the pit: I have found a
ransom.

    25 His flesh shall be fresher than
a child's: he shall return to the days
of his youth:

    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.

***
Psalm 91:1,15,16

    1 He that dwelleth in the secret
place of the most High shall abide
under the shadow of the Almighty.

    15 He shall call upon me, and I
will answer him: I will be with him
in trouble; I will deliver him, and
honour him.

    16 With long life will I satisfy
him, and shew him my salvation.
Psalm 21:4

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

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 92:32-7


    (The age's privilege)
    Do you say the time has not yet come in which to recognize Soul as substantial and able to control the body? Remember Jesus, who nearly nineteen centuries ago demonstrated the power of Spirit and said, "He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also," and who also said, "But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth."

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 114:23-27


    (Causation mental)
    Christian Science explains all cause and effect as mental, not physical. It lifts the veil of mystery from Soul and body. It shows the scientific relation of man to God, disentangles the interlaced ambiguities of being, and sets free the imprisoned thought.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 207:15


    (Evident impossibilities)
    Body is not first and Soul last, nor is evil mightier than good. 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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 249:31

    (Philosophical blunders)
    Man is the reflection of Soul. He is the direct opposite of material sensation, and there is but one Ego. We run into error when we divide Soul into souls, multiply Mind into minds and suppose error to be mind, then mind to be in matter and matter to be a lawgiver, unintelligence to act like intelligence, and mortality to be the matrix of immortality.

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.

Subheadings in this lesson

21 1 - A mortal not man
21 1 - Spiritual freedom
21 1 - Life never structural
21 1 - Soul not confined in body
21 1 - Reflection of Spirit
21 1 - Man inseperable from Spirit
21 2 - Life only in Spirit
21 2 - Ptolemaic and psychical error
21 2 - Suicide and sin
21 2 - Exploded doctrine
21 2 - Primitive error
21 2 - The sun and Soul
21 3 - Cramping systems
21 3 - Affirmation and result
21 3 - Causes of sickness
21 3 - Halfway success
21 3 - Confirmatory tests
21 4 - Will-power unrighteous
21 4 - Like curing like
21 4 - Climate and belief
21 4 - Disease foreseen
21 4 - Scientific foresight
21 5 - The lungs reformed
21 5 - Cumulative repentance
21 5 - Love's endowment
21 5 - Coalition of sin and sickness
21 5 - Truth an alterative
21 6 - The age's privilege
21 6 - Causation mental
21 6 - Evident impossibilities
21 6 - Philosophical blunders
21 6 - Scientific foreknowing


May 31,1908

Subject: 22

ANCIENT AND MODERN NECROMANCY, ALIAS MESMERISM AND HYPNOTISM, DENOUNCED.

ooo3



-- Golden Text --

Proverbs 3:25,26

    25 Be not afraid of sudden fear,
neither of the desolation of the
wicked, when it cometh.

    26 For the Lord shall be thy
confidence, and shall keep thy foot
from being taken.


Responsive Reading


Jeremiah 51:1,6,9,10,12,25,44,47,48,53,56

    1 Thus saith the Lord; Behold, I
will raise up against Babylon, and
against them that dwell in the midst
of them that rise up against me, a
destroying wind;

    6 Flee out of the midst of Babylon,
and deliver every man his soul: be
not cut off in her iniquity; for this
is the time of the Lord's vengeance;
he will render unto her a recompence.


    9 We would have healed Babylon, but
she is not healed: forsake her, and
let us go every one into his own
country: for her judgment reacheth
unto heaven, and is lifted up even to
the skies.

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

    12 Set up the standard upon the
walls of Babylon, make the watch
strong, set up the watchmen, prepare
the ambushes: for the Lord hath both
devised and done that which he spake
against the inhabitants of Babylon.

    25 Behold, I am against thee, O
destroying mountain, saith the Lord,
which destroyest all the earth: and I
will stretch out mine hand upon thee,
and roll thee down from the rocks,
and will make thee a burnt mountain.

    44 And I will punish Bel in
Babylon, and I will bring forth out
of his mouth that which he hath
swallowed up: and the nations shall
not flow together any more unto him:
yea, the wall of Babylon shall fall.

    47 Therefore, behold, the days
come, that I will do judgment upon
the graven images of Babylon: and her
whole land shall be confounded, and
all her slain shall fall in the midst
of her.

    48 Then the heaven and the earth,
and all that is therein, shall sing
for Babylon: for the spoilers shall
come unto her from the north, saith
the Lord.

    53 Though Babylon should mount up
to heaven, and though she should
fortify the height of her strength,
yet from me shall spoilers come unto
her, saith the Lord.

    56 Because the spoiler is come upon
her, even upon Babylon, and her
mighty men are taken, every one of
their bows is broken: for the Lord
God of recompences shall surely
requite.


Section 1


Genesis 35:1-3

    1 And God said unto Jacob, Arise,
go up to Bethel, and dwell there: and
make there an altar unto God, that
appeared unto thee when thou fleddest
from the face of Esau thy brother.

    2 Then Jacob said unto his
household, and to all that were with
him, Put away the strange gods that
are among you, and be clean, and
change your garments:

    3 And let us arise, and go up to
Bethel; and I will make there an
altar unto God, who answered me in
the day of my distress, and was with
me in the way which I went.

***
Joshua 24:14,16

    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.

    16 And the people answered and
said, God forbid that we should
forsake the Lord, to serve other
gods;

***
Matthew 6:24

    24 #No man can serve two masters:
for either he will hate the one, and
love the other; or else he will hold
to the one, and despise the other. Ye
cannot serve God and mammon.

***
Luke 4:1,5,6,8

    1 And Jesus being full of the Holy
Ghost returned from Jordan, and was
led by the Spirit into the
wilderness,

    5 And the devil, taking him up into
an high mountain, shewed unto him all
the kingdoms of the world in a moment
of time.

    6 And the devil said unto him, All
this power will I give thee, and the
glory of them: for that is delivered
unto me; and to whomsoever I will I
give it.

    8 And Jesus answered and said unto
him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it
is written, Thou shalt worship the
Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou
serve.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 186:32


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

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 466:23-26

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


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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 524:1-7


    (Gods of the heathen)
    The idolatry which followed this material mythology is seen in the Phoenician worship of Baal, in the Moabitish god Chemosh, in the Moloch of the Amorites, in the Hindoo Vishnu, in the Greek Aphrodite, and in a thousand other so-called deities.
    (Jehovah a tribal deity)
    It was also found among the Israelites, who constantly went after "strange gods."

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 - 106:15-26

    (Right methods)
    Let this age, which sits in judgment on Christian Science, sanction only such methods as are demonstrable in Truth and known by their fruit, and classify all others as did St. Paul in his great epistle to the Galatians, when he wrote as follows:
    "Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.


Section 2


Psalm 74:12,13

    12 For God is my King of old,
working salvation in the midst of the
earth.

    13 Thou didst divide the sea by thy
strength: thou brakest the heads of
the dragons in the waters.

***
Isaiah 27:1

    1 In that day the Lord with his
sore and great and strong sword shall
punish leviathan the piercing serpent,
even leviathan that crooked serpent;
and he shall slay the dragon that is
in the sea.
Isaiah 51:9

    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?

***
Luke 10:1,17-19

    1 After these things the Lord
appointed other seventy also, and
sent them two and two before his face
into every city and place, whither he
himself would come.

    17 #And the seventy returned again
with joy, saying, Lord, even the
devils are subject unto us through
thy name.

    18 And he said unto them, I beheld
Satan as lightning fall from heaven.

    19 Behold, I give unto you power to
tread on serpents and scorpions, and
over all the power of the enemy: and
nothing shall by any means hurt you.

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?

o4oo Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked - 103:18


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

o4oo Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked - 105:22

    (Evil let loose)
    Whoever uses his developed mental powers like an escaped felon to commit fresh atrocities as opportunity occurs is never safe. God will arrest him. Divine justice will manacle him. His sins will be millstones about his neck, weighing him down to the depths of ignominy and death. The aggravation of error foretells its doom, and confirms the ancient axiom: "Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad."

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 564:3


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


Section 3


Exodus 1:7,11,22

    7 #And the children of Israel were
fruitful, and increased abundantly,
and multiplied, and waxed exceeding
mighty; and the land was filled with
them.

    11 Therefore they did set over them
taskmasters to afflict them with
their burdens. And they built for
Pharaoh treasure cities, Pithom and
Raamses.

    22 And Pharaoh charged all his
people, saying, Every son that is
born ye shall cast into the river,
and every daughter ye shall save
alive.

***
Hebrews 11:23

    23 By faith Moses, when he was
born, was hid three months of his
parents, because they saw he was a
proper child; and they were not
afraid of the king's commandment.

***
Matthew 2:16

    16 #Then Herod, when he saw that he
was mocked of the wise men, was
exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and
slew all the children that were in
Bethlehem, and in all the coasts
thereof, from two years old and
under, according to the time which he
had diligently inquired of the wise
men.
Matthew 19:13,14

    13 #Then were there brought unto
him little children, that he should
put his hands on them, and pray: and
the disciples rebuked them.

    14 But Jesus said, Suffer little
children, and forbid them not, to
come unto me: for of such is the
kingdom of heaven.

***
Revelation 12:1,5

    1 And there appeared a great
wonder in heaven; a woman clothed
with the sun, and the moon under her
feet, and upon her head a crown of
twelve stars:

    5 And she brought forth a man
child, who was to rule all nations
with a rod of iron: and her child was
caught up unto God, and to his
throne.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 236:28


    (Children's tractability)
    Jesus loved little children because of their freedom from wrong and their receptiveness of right. While age is halting between two opinions or battling with false beliefs, youth makes easy and rapid strides towards Truth.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 237:15

    (Teaching children)
    Children should be taught the Truth-cure, Christian Science, among their first lessons, and kept from discussing or entertaining theories or thoughts about sickness. To prevent the experience of error and its sufferings, keep out of the minds of your children either sinful or diseased thoughts. The latter should be excluded on the same principle as the former. This makes Christian Science early available.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 563:1-9,15


    (The dragon as a type)
    Human sense may well marvel at discord, while, to a diviner sense, harmony is the real and discord the unreal. We may well be astonished at sin, sickness, and death. We may well be perplexed at human fear; and still more astounded at hatred, which lifts its hydra head, showing its horns in the many inventions of evil. But why should we stand aghast at nothingness? The great red dragon symbolizes a lie, - the belief that substance, life, and intelligence can be material.
    (The sting of the serpent)
    The Revelator lifts the veil from this embodiment of all evil, and beholds its awful character; but he also sees the nothingness of evil and the allness of God. The Revelator sees that old serpent, whose name is devil or evil, holding untiring watch, that he may bite the heel of truth and seemingly impede the offspring of the spiritual idea, which is prolific in health, holiness, and immortality.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 565:9-18

    (The conflict with purity)
    Led on by the grossest element of mortal mind, Herod decreed the death of every male child in order that the man Jesus, the masculine representative of the spiritual idea, might never hold sway and deprive Herod of his crown. The impersonation of the spiritual idea had a brief history in the earthly life of our Master; but "of his kingdom there shall be no end," for Christ, God's idea, will eventually rule all nations and peoples - imperatively, absolutely, finally - with divine Science.


Section 4


Isaiah 47:8,9

    8 Therefore hear now this, thou
that art given to pleasures, that
dwellest carelessly, that sayest in
thine heart, I am, and none else
beside me; I shall not sit as a
widow, neither shall I know the loss
of children:

    9 But these two things shall come
to thee in a moment in one day, the
loss of children, and widowhood: they
shall come upon thee in their
perfection for the multitude of thy
sorceries, and for the great
abundance of thine enchantments.

***
II Timothy 3:1,2,4,5

    1 This know also, that in the last
days perilous times shall come.

    2 For men shall be lovers of their
own selves, covetous, boasters, proud,
blasphemers, disobedient to parents,
unthankful, unholy,

    4 Traitors, heady, highminded,
lovers of pleasures more than lovers
of God;

    5 Having a form of godliness, but
denying the power thereof: from such
turn away.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 532:17


    (Shame the effect of sin)
    Knowledge and pleasure, evolved through material sense, produced the immediate fruits of fear and shame. Ashamed before Truth, error shrank abashed from the divine voice calling out to the corporeal senses. Its summons may be thus paraphrased: "Where art thou, man? Is Mind in matter? Is Mind capable of error as well as of truth, of evil as well as of good, when God is All and He is Mind and there is but one God, hence one Mind?"

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 38:21-23,26


    (Material pleasures)
    Jesus experienced few of the pleasures of the physical senses, but his sufferings were the fruits of other people's 'sins, not of his own.
    To those buried in the belief of sin and self, living only for pleasure or the gratification of the senses, he said in substance: Having eyes ye see not, and having ears ye hear not; lest ye should understand and be converted, and I might heal you. He taught that the material senses shut out Truth and its healing power.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 39:31-1

    (Sin and penalty)
    Who will stop the practice of sin so long as he believes in the pleasures of sin? When mortals once admit that evil confers no pleasure, they turn from it.


Section 5


Nehemiah 4:1,2,9

    1 But it came to pass, that when
Sanballat heard that we builded the
wall, he was wroth, and took great
indignation, and mocked the Jews.

    2 And he spake before his brethren
and the army of Samaria, and said,
What do these feeble Jews? will they
fortify themselves? will they
sacrifice? will they make an end in a
day? will they revive the stones out
of the heaps of the rubbish which are
burned?

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

***
Isaiah 62:6

    6 I have set watchmen upon thy
walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never
hold their peace day nor night: ye
that make mention of the Lord, keep
not silence,

***
Matthew 24:23,24,42,43

    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.

    42 #Watch therefore: for ye know
not what hour your Lord doth come.

    43 But know this, that if the
goodman of the house had known in
what watch the thief would come, he
would have watched, and would not
have suffered his house to be broken
up.

***
Colossians 4:2

    2 Continue in prayer, and watch in
the same with thanksgiving;

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 1:6


    ( - Prayer -) Prayer, watching, and working, combined with self-immolation, are God's gracious means for accomplishing whatever has been successfully done for the Christianization and health of mankind.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 4:27

    (Veritable devotion)
    Audible prayer can never do the works of spiritual understanding, which regenerates; but silent prayer, watchfulness, and devout obedience enable us to follow Jesus' example. Long prayers, superstition, and creeds clip the strong pinions of love, and clothe religion in human forms. Whatever materializes worship hinders man's spiritual growth and keeps him from demonstrating his power over error.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 47:31-14


    (The traitor's conspiracy)
    During his night of gloom and glory in the garden, Jesus realized the utter error of a belief in any possible material intelligence. The pangs of neglect and the staves of bigoted ignorance smote him sorely. His students slept. He said unto them: "Could ye not watch with me one hour?" Could they not watch with him who, waiting and struggling in voiceless agony, held uncomplaining guard over a world? There was no response to that human yearning, and so Jesus turned forever away from earth to heaven, from sense to Soul.
    (Gethsemane glorified)
    Remembering the sweat of agony which fell in holy benediction on the grass of Gethsemane, shall the humblest or mightiest disciple murmur when he drinks from the same cup, and think, or even wish, to escape the exalting ordeal of sin's revenge on its destroyer?

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 324:13


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


Section 6


Daniel 7:13,14

    13 I saw in the night visions, and,
behold, one like the Son of man came
with the clouds of heaven, and came
to the Ancient of days, and they
brought him near before him.

    14 And there was given him
dominion, and glory, and a kingdom,
that all people, nations, and
languages, should serve him: his
dominion is an everlasting dominion,
which shall not pass away, and his
kingdom that which shall not be
destroyed.

***
Revelation 18:1,2,21

    1 And after these things I saw
another angel come down from heaven,
having great power; and the earth was
lightened with his glory.

    2 And he cried mightily with a
strong voice, saying, Babylon the
great is fallen, is fallen, and is
become the habitation of devils, and
the hold of every foul spirit, and a
cage of every unclean and hateful
bird.

    21 And a mighty angel took up a
stone like a great millstone, and
cast it into the sea, saying, Thus
with violence shall that great city
Babylon be thrown down, and shall be
found no more at all.
Revelation 19:1,6

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

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

Revelation 11:15

    15 And the seventh angel sounded;
and there were great voices in
heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this
world are become the kingdoms of our
Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall
reign for ever and ever.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 571:22-6


    (Pure religion enthroned)
    Through trope and metaphor, the Revelator, immortal scribe of Spirit and of a true idealism, furnishes the mirror in which mortals may see their own image. In significant figures he depicts the thoughts which he beholds in mortal mind. Thus he rebukes the conceit of sin, and foreshadows its doom. With his spiritual strength, he has opened wide the gates of glory, and illumined the night of paganism with the sublime grandeur of divine Science, outshining sin, sorcery, lust, and hypocrisy. He takes away mitre and sceptre. He enthrones pure and undefiled religion, and lifts on high only those who have washed their robes white in obedience and suffering.



    (Native nothingness of sin)
    Thus we see, in both the first and last books of the Bible, - in Genesis and in the Apocalypse, - that sin is to be Christianly and scientifically reduced to its native nothingness.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 567:7

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

Subheadings in this lesson

22 1 - Ignorant idolatry
22 1 - Mankind redeemed
22 1 - Gods of the heathen
22 1 - Jehovah a tribal deity
22 1 - Mere negation
22 1 - Right methods
22 2 - False claims annihilated
22 2 - The genus of error
22 2 - Evil let loose
22 2 - Animal tendency
22 3 - Children's tractability
22 3 - Teaching children
22 3 - The dragon as a type
22 3 - The sting of the serpent
22 3 - The conflict with purity
22 4 - Shame the effect of sin
22 4 - Material pleasures
22 4 - Sin and penalty
22 5 - - Prayer -
22 5 - Veritable devotion
22 5 - The traitor's conspiracy
22 5 - Gethsemane glorified
22 5 - Narrow pathway
22 6 - Pure religion enthroned
22 6 - Native nothingness of sin
22 6 - Angelic offices


June 7,1908

Subject: 23

GOD THE ONLY CAUSE AND CREATOR.

oo3o



-- Golden Text --

II Kings 19:15

    15 And Hezekiah prayed before the
Lord, and said, O Lord God of Israel,
which dwellest between the cherubims,
thou art the God, even thou alone, of
all the kingdoms of the earth; thou
hast made heaven and earth.


Responsive Reading


I Chronicles 29:10-14,16-22

    10 #Wherefore David blessed the
Lord before all the congregation: and
David said, Blessed be thou, Lord God
of Israel our father, for ever and
ever.

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

    12 Both riches and honour come of
thee, and thou reignest over all; and
in thine hand is power and might; and
in thine hand it is to make great,
and to give strength unto all.

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

    14 But who am I, and what is my
people, that we should be able to
offer so willingly after this sort?
for all things come of thee, and of
thine own have we given thee.

    16 O Lord our God, all this store
that we have prepared to build thee
an house for thine holy name cometh
of thine hand, and is all thine own.

    17 I know also, my God, that thou
triest the heart, and hast pleasure
in uprightness. As for me, in the
uprightness of mine heart I have
willingly offered all these things:
and now have I seen with joy thy
people, which are present here, to
offer willingly unto thee.

    18 O Lord God of Abraham, Isaac,
and of Israel, our fathers, keep this
for ever in the imagination of the
thoughts of the heart of thy people,
and prepare their heart unto thee:

    19 And give unto Solomon my son a
perfect heart, to keep thy
commandments, thy testimonies, and
thy statutes, and to do all these
things, and to build the palace, for
the which I have made provision.

    20 #And David said to all the
congregation, Now bless the Lord your
God. And all the congregation blessed
the Lord God of their fathers, and
bowed down their heads, and
worshipped the Lord, and the king.

    21 And they sacrificed sacrifices
unto the Lord, and offered burnt
offerings unto the Lord, on the
morrow after that day, even a
thousand bullocks, a thousand rams,
and a thousand lambs, with their
drink offerings, and sacrifices in
abundance for all Israel:

    22 And did eat and drink before the
Lord on that day with great gladness.
And they made Solomon the son of
David king the second time, and
anointed him unto the Lord to be the
chief governor, and Zadok to be
priest.


Section 1


Isaiah 40:25,26

    25 To whom then will ye liken me,
or shall I be equal? saith the Holy
One.

    26 Lift up your eyes on high, and
behold who hath created these things,
that bringeth out their host by
number: he calleth them all by names
by the greatness of his might, for
that he is strong in power; not one
faileth.
Isaiah 43:5-7

    5 Fear not: for I am with thee: I
will bring thy seed from the east,
and gather thee from the west;

    6 I will say to the north, Give up;
and to the south, Keep not back:
bring my sons from far, and my
daughters from the ends of the earth;


    7 Even every one that is called by
my name: for I have created him for my
glory, I have formed him; yea, I have
made him.

***
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:

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 275:10-17


    (Divine synonyms)
    To grasp the reality and order of being in its Science, you must begin by reckoning God as the divine Principle of all that really is. 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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 517:18-20


    (Divine personality)
    God has countless ideas, and they all have one Principle and parentage. The only proper symbol of God as person is Mind's infinite ideal.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 124:14-31


    (Right interpretation)
    The universe, like man, is to be interpreted by Science from its divine Principle, God, and then it can be understood; but when explained on the basis of physical sense and represented as subject to growth, maturity, and decay, the universe, like man, is, and must continue to be, an enigma.
    (All force mental)
    Adhesion, cohesion, and attraction are properties of Mind. They belong to divine Principle, and support the equipoise of that thought-force, which launched the earth in its orbit and said to the proud wave, "Thus far and no farther."
    Spirit is the life, substance, and continuity of all things. We tread on forces. Withdraw them, and creation must collapse. Human knowledge calls them forces of matter; but divine Science declares that they belong wholly to divine Mind, are inherent in this Mind, and so restores them to their rightful home and classification.


Section 2


Psalm 96:2,5,6

    2 Sing unto the Lord, bless his
name; shew forth his salvation from
day to day.

    5 For all the gods of the nations
are idols: but the Lord made the
heavens.

    6 Honour and majesty are before
him: strength and beauty are in his
sanctuary.

***
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?

***
Isaiah 45:11,12

    11 Thus saith the Lord, the Holy
One of Israel, and his Maker, Ask me
of things to come concerning my sons,
and concerning the work of my hands
command ye me.

    12 I have made the earth, and
created man upon it: I, even my
hands, have stretched out the
heavens, and all their host have I
commanded.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 262:30


    (Mind the only cause)
    Divine Mind is the only cause or Principle of existence. Cause does not exist in matter, in mortal mind, or in physical forms.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 195:11-18


    (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.
    Whatever furnishes the semblance of an idea governed by its Principle, furnishes food for thought. Through astronomy, natural history, chemistry, music, mathematics, thought passes naturally from effect back to cause.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 286:12


    (Salvation is through reform) Physical causation was put aside from first to last by this original man, Jesus. He knew that the divine Principle, Love, creates and governs all that is real.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 518:27


    (Perfection of creation)
    The divine Principle, or Spirit, comprehends and expresses all, and all must therefore be as perfect as the divine Principle is perfect. Nothing is new to Spirit. Nothing can be novel to eternal Mind, the author of all things, who from all eternity knoweth His own ideas. Deity was satisfied with His work. How could He be otherwise, since the spiritual creation was the outgrowth, the emanation, of His infinite self-containment and immortal wisdom?

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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 207:20-23


    (One primal cause)
    There is but one primal cause. Therefore there can be no effect from any other cause, and there can be no reality in aught which does not proceed from this great and only cause.


Section 3


Exodus 15:2,6,10,13,17,18

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

    6 Thy right hand, O Lord, is become
glorious in power: thy right hand, O
Lord, hath dashed in pieces the
enemy.

    10 Thou didst blow with thy wind,
the sea covered them: they sank as
lead in the mighty waters.

    13 Thou in thy mercy hast led forth
the people which thou hast redeemed:
thou hast guided them in thy strength
unto thy holy habitation.

    17 Thou shalt bring them in, and
plant them in the mountain of thine
inheritance, in the place, O Lord,
which thou hast made for thee to
dwell in, in the Sanctuary, O Lord,
which thy hands have established.

    18 The Lord shall reign for ever
and ever.

***
John 17:1,2

    1 These words spake Jesus, and
lifted up his eyes to heaven, and
said, Father, the hour is come;
glorify thy Son, that thy Son also
may glorify thee:

    2 As thou hast given him power over
all flesh, that he should give
eternal life to as many as thou hast
given him.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 249:13-14


    (Renewed selfhood)
    Either there is no omnipotence, or omnipotence is the only power.

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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 232:9-19


    (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. These theories must be untrue, for the Scripture is true. Christianity is not false, but religions which contradict its Principle are false.
    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.

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


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


Section 4


Psalm 19:7-11

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

    8 The statutes of the Lord are
right, rejoicing the heart: the
commandment of the Lord is pure,
enlightening the eyes.

    9 The fear of the Lord is clean,
enduring for ever: the judgments of
the Lord are true and righteous
altogether.

    10 More to be desired are they than
gold, yea, than much fine gold:
sweeter also than honey and the
honeycomb.

    11 Moreover by them is thy servant
warned: and in keeping of them there
is great reward.

***
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.

***
Galatians 5:14

    14 For all the law is fulfilled in
one word, even in this; Thou shalt
love thy neighbour as thyself.
Galatians 6:2

    2 Bear ye one another's burdens,
and so fulfil the law of Christ.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 470:32

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


    (Indestructible relationship)
    The relations of God and man, divine Principle and idea, are indestructible in Science; and Science knows no lapse from nor return to harmony, but holds the divine order or spiritual law, in which God and all that He creates are perfect and eternal, to have remained unchanged in its eternal history.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 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.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 135:6-8


    (Lawful wonders)
    The miracle introduces no disorder, but unfolds the primal order, establishing the Science of God's unchangeable law.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 184:1-15


    (Belief and understanding)
    The so-called laws of health are simply laws of mortal belief. The premises being erroneous, the conclusions are wrong. Truth makes no laws to regulate sickness, sin, and death, for these are unknown to Truth and should not be recognized as reality.
    Belief produces the results of belief, and the penalties it affixes last so long as the belief and are inseparable from it. The remedy consists in probing the trouble to the bottom, in finding and casting out by denial the error of belief which produces a mortal disorder, never honoring erroneous belief with the title of law nor yielding obedience to it. Truth, Life, and Love are the only legitimate and eternal demands on man, and they are spiritual lawgivers, enforcing obedience through divine statutes.


Section 5


Psalm 8:3,9

    3 When I consider thy heavens, the
work of thy fingers, the moon and the
stars, which thou hast ordained;

    9 O Lord our Lord, how excellent is
thy name in all the earth!
Psalm 19:1-4

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

    2 Day unto day uttereth speech, and
night unto night sheweth knowledge.

    3 There is no speech nor language,
where their voice is not heard.

    4 Their line is gone out through
all the earth, and their words to the
end of the world. In them hath he set
a tabernacle for the sun,
Psalm 24:1

    1 The earth is the Lord's, and the
fulness thereof; the world, and they
that dwell therein.
Psalm 95:4-6

    4 In his hand are the deep places
of the earth: the strength of the
hills is his also.

    5 The sea is his, and he made it:
and his hands formed the dry land.

    6 O come, let us worship and bow
down: let us kneel before the Lord
our maker.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 507:24


    (Ever-appearing creation)
    Infinite Mind creates and governs all, from the mental molecule to infinity. This divine Principle of all expresses Science and art throughout His creation, and the immortality of man and the universe. Creation is ever appearing, and must ever continue to appear from the nature of its inexhaustible source. Mortal sense inverts this appearing and calls ideas material. Thus misinterpreted, the divine idea seems to fall to the level of a human or material belief, called mortal man. But the seed is in itself, only as the divine Mind is All and reproduces all - as Mind is the multiplier, and Mind's infinite idea, man and the universe, is the product. The only intelligence or substance of a thought, a seed, or a flower is God, the creator of it. Mind is the Soul of all. Mind is Life, Truth, and Love which governs all.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 512:21-25

    (Multiplication of pure ideas)
    From the infinite elements of the one Mind emanate all form, color, quality, and quantity, and these are mental, both primarily and secondarily. Their spiritual nature is discerned only through the spiritual senses.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 509:24

    (Divine nature appearing)
    The periods of spiritual ascension are the days and seasons of Mind's creation, in which beauty, sublimity, purity, and holiness - yea, the divine nature - appear in man and the universe never to disappear.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 510:28

    (Spiritual subdivision)
    Science reveals only one Mind, and this one shining by its own light and governing the universe, including man, in perfect harmony. This Mind forms ideas, its own images, subdivides and radiates their borrowed light, intelligence, and so explains the Scripture phrase, "whose seed is in itself." Thus God's ideas "multiply and replenish the earth." The divine Mind supports the sublimity, magnitude, and infinitude of spiritual creation.


Section 6


I Corinthians 13:8-10

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

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

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

***
Isaiah 29:18,19,24

    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.

    24 They also that erred in spirit
shall come to understanding, and they
that murmured shall learn doctrine.

***
Psalm 40:7,8

    7 Then said I, Lo, I come: in the
volume of the book it is written of
me,

    8 I delight to do thy will, O my
God: yea, thy law is within my heart.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 286:9-11


    (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."

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.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 109:4


    (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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 519:11-17


    (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!

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 262:9


    (Forgetfulness of self)
    We cannot fathom the nature and quality of God's creation by diving into the shallows of mortal belief. We must reverse our feeble flutterings - our efforts to find life and truth in matter - and rise above the testimony of the material senses, above the mortal to the immortal idea of God. These clearer, higher views inspire the Godlike man to reach the absolute centre and circumference of his being.

Subheadings in this lesson

23 1 - Divine synonyms
23 1 - Divine personality
23 1 - Right interpretation
23 1 - All force mental
23 2 - Mind the only cause
23 2 - Useful knowledge
23 2 - Salvation is through reform
23 2 - Perfection of creation
23 2 - Jurisdiction of Mind
23 2 - One primal cause
23 3 - Renewed selfhood
23 3 - The one real power
23 3 - Denials of divine power
23 3 - God's allness learned
23 4 - Indestructible relationship
23 4 - Spiritual law the only law
23 4 - Lawful wonders
23 4 - Belief and understanding
23 5 - Ever-appearing creation
23 5 - Multiplication of pure ideas
23 5 - Divine nature appearing
23 5 - Spiritual subdivision
23 6 - Salvation is through reform
23 6 - The infinite one Spirit
23 6 - Scientific evidence
23 6 - Infinity measureless
23 6 - Forgetfulness of self


June 14,1908

Subject: 24

GOD THE PRESERVER OF MAN.

oo3o



-- Golden Text --

Psalm 25:10

    10 All the paths of the Lord are
mercy and truth unto such as keep his
covenant and his testimonies.


Responsive Reading


Deuteronomy 11:13-16,18-24

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

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

    15 And I will send grass in thy
fields for thy cattle, that thou
mayest eat and be full.

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

    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.

    19 And ye shall teach them your
children, speaking of them when thou
sittest in thine house, and when thou
walkest by the way, when thou liest
down, and when thou risest up.

    20 And thou shalt write them upon
the door posts of thine house, and
upon thy gates:

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


    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.

    24 Every place whereon the soles of
your feet shall tread shall be yours:
from the wilderness and Lebanon, from
the river, the river Euphrates, even
unto the uttermost sea shall your
coast be.


Section 1


Hosea 2:16-20

    16 And it shall be at that day,
saith the Lord, that thou shalt call
me Ishi; and shalt call me no more
Baali.

    17 For I will take away the names
of Baalim out of her mouth, and they
shall no more be remembered by their
name.

    18 And in that day will I make a
covenant for them with the beasts of
the field, and with the fowls of
heaven, and with the creeping things
of the ground: and I will break the
bow and the sword and the battle out
of the earth, and will make them to
lie down safely.

    19 And I will betroth thee unto me
for ever; yea, I will betroth thee
unto me in righteousness, and in
judgment, and in lovingkindness, and
in mercies.

    20 I will even betroth thee unto me
in faithfulness: and thou shalt know
the Lord.

***
II Kings 18:1,4,6,7

    1 Now it came to pass in the third
year of Hoshea son of Elah king of
Israel, that Hezekiah the son of Ahaz
king of Judah began to reign.

    4 #He removed the high places, and
brake the images, and cut down the
groves, and brake in pieces the
brasen serpent that Moses had made:
for unto those days the children of
Israel did burn incense to it: and he
called it Nehushtan.

    6 For he clave to the Lord, and
departed not from following him, but
kept his commandments, which the Lord
commanded Moses.

    7 And the Lord was with him; and he
prospered whithersoever he went
forth: and he rebelled against the
king of Assyria, and served him not.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 111:11


    (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. Divine metaphysics reverses perverted and physical hypotheses as to Deity, even as the explanation of optics rejects the incidental or inverted image and shows what this inverted image is meant to represent.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 535:10-14


    (Judgment on error)
    Divine Science deals its chief blow at the supposed material foundations of life and intelligence. It dooms idolatry. A belief in other gods, other creators, and other creations must go down before Christian Science.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 140:16,27-3


    (The true worship)
    We worship spiritually, only as we cease to worship materially. Spiritual devoutness is the soul of Christianity. Worshipping through the medium of matter is paganism. Judaic and other rituals are but types and shadows of true worship. "The true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth."
    (Anthropomorphism)
    It is indeed mournfully true that the older Scripture is reversed. In the beginning God created man in His, God's, image; but mortals would procreate man, and make God in their own human image. What is the god of a mortal, but a mortal magnified?
    (More than profession required)
    This indicates the distance between the theological and ritualistic religion of the ages and the truth preached by Jesus.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 183:21-29


    (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.
    (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.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 444:10


    (Refuge and strength)
    Step by step will those who trust Him find that "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble."


Section 2


Isaiah 41:10-13

    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.

    11 Behold, all they that were
incensed against thee shall be
ashamed and confounded: they shall be
as nothing; and they that strive with
thee shall perish.

    12 Thou shalt seek them, and shalt
not find them, even them that
contended with thee: they that war
against thee shall be as nothing, and
as a thing of nought.

    13 For I the Lord thy God will hold
thy right hand, saying unto thee,
Fear not; I will help thee.

***
Psalm 118:1,6

    1 O give thanks unto the Lord; for
he is good: because his mercy
endureth for ever.

    6 The Lord is on on my side; I will
not fear: what can man do unto me?
Psalm 23:4

    4 Yea, though I walk through the
valley of the shadow of death, I will
fear no evil: for thou art with me;
thy rod and thy staff they comfort
me.
Psalm 34:4

    4 I sought the Lord, and he heard
me, and delivered me from all my
fears.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 373:14-15


    (Love frees from fear)
    The fear of disease and the love of sin are the sources of man's enslavement.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 371:7

    (Ghost-stories inducing fear)
    By those uninstructed in Christian Science, nothing is really understood of material existence. Mortals are believed to be here without their consent and to be removed as involuntarily, not knowing why nor when. As frightened children look everywhere for the imaginary ghost, so sick humanity sees danger in every direction, and looks for relief in all ways except the right one. Darkness induces fear. The adult, in bondage to his beliefs, no more comprehends his real being than does the child; and the adult must be taken out of his darkness, before he can get rid of the illusive sufferings which throng the gloaming. The way in divine Science is the only way out of this condition.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 381:8

    (No laws of matter)
    When infringing some supposed law, you say that there is danger. This fear is the danger and induces the physical effects. We cannot in reality suffer from breaking anything except a moral or spiritual law. The so-called laws of mortal belief are destroyed by the understanding that Soul is immortal, and that mortal mind cannot legislate the times, periods, and types of disease, with which mortals die. God is the lawmaker, but He is not the author of barbarous codes. In infinite Life and Love there is no sickness, sin, nor death, and the Scriptures declare that we live, move, and have our being in the infinite God.

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


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


Section 3


Luke 13:1-3

    1 There were present at that
season some that told him of the
Galilaeans, whose blood Pilate had
mingled with their sacrifices.

    2 And Jesus answering said unto
them, Suppose ye that these
Galilaeans were sinners above all the
Galilaeans, because they suffered
such things?

    3 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye
repent, ye shall all likewise perish.

***
John 8:10,11

    10 When Jesus had lifted up
himself, and saw none but the woman,
he said unto her, Woman, where are
those thine accusers? hath no man
condemned thee?

    11 She said, No man, Lord. And
Jesus said unto her, Neither do I
condemn thee: go, and sin no more.
John 5:12-14

    12 Then asked they him, What man is
that which said unto thee, Take up
thy bed, and walk?

    13 And he that was healed wist not
who it was: for Jesus had conveyed
himself away, a multitude being in
that place.

    14 Afterward Jesus findeth him in
the temple, and said unto him,
Behold, thou art made whole: sin no
more, lest a worse thing come unto
thee.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 10:31


    (Asking amiss)
    Do you ask wisdom to be merciful and not to punish sin? Then "ye ask amiss." Without punishment, sin would multiply. Jesus' prayer, "Forgive us our debts," specified also the terms of forgiveness. When forgiving the adulterous woman he said, "Go, and sin no more."

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 56:18-3


    (Fidelity required) The commandment, "Thou shalt not commit adultery," is no less imperative than the one, "Thou shalt not kill."
    Chastity is the cement of civilization and progress. Without it there is no stability in society, and without it one cannot attain the Science of Life.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 241:5-9,23


    (The doom of sin)
    Sensual treasures are laid up "where moth and rust doth corrupt." Mortality is their doom. Sin breaks in upon them, and carries off their fleeting joys. The sensualist's affections are as imaginary, whimsical, and unreal as his pleasures.
    (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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 396:26-30


    (Healthful explanation)
    Keep distinctly in thought that man is the offspring of God, not of man; that man is spiritual, not material; that Soul is Spirit, outside of matter, never in it, never giving the body life and sensation.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 412:13

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


Section 4


Job 31:24-28

    24 If I have made gold my hope, or
have said to the fine gold, Thou art
my confidence;

    25 If I rejoiced because my wealth
was great, and because mine hand had
gotten much;

    26 If I beheld the sun when it
shined, or the moon walking in
brightness;

    27 And my heart hath been secretly
enticed, or my mouth hath kissed my
hand:

    28 This also were an iniquity to be
punished by the judge: for I should
have denied the God that is above.

***
I Chronicles 29:12

    12 Both riches and honour come of
thee, and thou reignest over all; and
in thine hand is power and might; and
in thine hand it is to make great,
and to give strength unto all.

***
Psalm 119:72,127

    72 The law of thy mouth is better
unto me than thousands of gold and
silver.

    127 Therefore I love thy
commandments above gold; yea, above
fine gold.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 346:29


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

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 462:20-30


    (Anatomy defined)
    Anatomy, when conceived of spiritually, is mental self-knowledge, and consists in the dissection of thoughts to discover their quality, quantity, and origin. Are thoughts divine or human? That is the important question. This branch of study is indispensable to the excision of error. The anatomy of Christian Science teaches when and how to probe the self-inflicted wounds of selfishness, malice, envy, and hate. It teaches the control of mad ambition. It unfolds the hallowed influences of unselfishness, philanthropy, spiritual love.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 458:32-8

    (Advancement by sacrifice)
    Christianity causes men to turn naturally from matter to Spirit, as the flower turns from darkness to light. Man then appropriates those things which "eye hath not seen nor ear heard." Paul and John had a clear apprehension that, as mortal man achieves no worldly honors except by sacrifice, so he must gain heavenly riches by forsaking all worldliness. Then he will have nothing in common with the worldling's affections, motives, and aims.


Section 5


Psalm 67:1,2

    1 God be merciful unto us, and
bless us; and cause his face to shine
upon us;

    2 That thy way may be known upon
earth, thy saving health among all
nations.
Psalm 43:5

    5 Why art thou cast down, O my
soul? and why art thou disquieted
within me? hope in God: for I shall
yet praise him, who is the health of
my countenance, and my God.

***
Jeremiah 30:10,17

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

    17 For I will restore health unto
thee, and I will heal thee of thy
wounds, saith the Lord; because they
called thee an Outcast, saying, This
is Zion, whom no man seeketh after.
Jeremiah 33:4,6

    4 For thus saith the Lord, the God
of Israel, concerning the houses of
this city, and concerning the houses
of the kings of Judah, which are
thrown down by the mounts, and by the
sword;

    6 Behold, I will bring it health
and cure, and I will cure them, and
will reveal unto them the abundance
of peace and truth.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 285:27


    (Salvation is through reform)
    As mortals reach, through knowledge of Christian Science, a higher sense, they will seek to learn, not from matter, but from the divine Principle, God, how to demonstrate the Christ, Truth, as the healing and saving power.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 165:12


    (Man not structural)
    Obedience to the so-called physical laws of health has not checked sickness. Diseases have multiplied, since man-made material theories took the place of spiritual truth.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 150:31-13


    (Disease mental)
    The hosts of Aesculapius are flooding the world with diseases, because they are ignorant that the human mind and body are myths. To be sure, they sometimes treat the sick as if there was but one factor in the case; but this one factor they represent to be body, not mind. Infinite Mind could not possibly create a remedy outside of itself, but erring, finite, human mind has an absolute need of something beyond itself for its redemption and healing.
    (Intentions respected)
    Great respect is due the motives and philanthropy of the higher class of physicians. We know that if they understood the Science of Mind-healing, and were in possession of the enlarged power it confers to benefit the race physically and spiritually, they would rejoice with us.

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.

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 6


Psalm 24:3-5

    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.

    5 He shall receive the blessing
from the Lord, and righteousness from
the God of his salvation.
Psalm 37:29,31

    29 The righteous shall inherit the
land, and dwell therein for ever.

    31 The law of his God is in his
heart; none of his steps shall slide.

***
Matthew 6:30-33

    30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the
grass of the field, which to day is,
and to morrow is cast into the oven,
shall he not much more clothe you, O
ye of little faith?

    31 Therefore take no thought,
saying, What shall we eat? or, What
shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall
we be clothed?

    32 (For after all these things do
the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly
Father knoweth that ye have need of
all these things.

    33 But seek ye first the kingdom of
God, and his righteousness; and all
these things shall be added unto you.

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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 428:8-12


    (Vision opening)
    To divest thought of false trusts and material evidences in order that the spiritual facts of being may appear, - this is the great attainment by means of which we shall sweep away the false and give place to the true.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 473:4-12

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


    (Christ the ideal Truth)
    The Science of Mind disposes of all evil. Truth, God, is not the father of error. Sin, sickness, and death are to be classified as effects of error. Christ came to destroy the belief of sin. The God-principle is omnipresent and omnipotent. God is everywhere, and nothing apart from Him is present or has power. Christ is the ideal Truth, that comes to heal sickness and sin through Christian Science, and attributes all power to God.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 495:14

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


    (Steadfast and calm trust)
    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.

Subheadings in this lesson

24 1 - Optical illustration of Science
24 1 - Judgment on error
24 1 - The true worship
24 1 - Anthropomorphism
24 1 - More than profession required
24 1 - Laws of nature spiritual
24 1 - Belief and understanding
24 1 - Refuge and strength
24 2 - Love frees from fear
24 2 - Ghost-stories inducing fear
24 2 - No laws of matter
24 2 - Impotence of hate
24 3 - Asking amiss
24 3 - Fidelity required
24 3 - The doom of sin
24 3 - Spirit transforms
24 3 - Healthful explanation
24 3 - Eloquent silence
24 4 - Serving two masters
24 4 - Anatomy defined
24 4 - Advancement by sacrifice
24 5 - Salvation is through reform
24 5 - Man not structural
24 5 - Disease mental
24 5 - Intentions respected
24 5 - A stately advance
24 5 - Christian history
24 6 - Divine providence
24 6 - Vision opening
24 6 - Christ the ideal Truth
24 6 - Steadfast and calm trust


June 21,1908

Subject: 25

IS THE UNIVERSE, INCLUDING MAN, EVOLVED BY ATOMIC FORCE?

o3oo



-- Golden Text --

Jeremiah 51:10,15

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

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


Responsive Reading


Psalm 115:1-15

    1 Not unto us, O Lord, not unto
us, but unto thy name give glory, for
thy mercy, and for thy truth's sake.

    2 Wherefore should the heathen say,
Where is now their God?

    3 But our God is in the heavens: he
hath done whatsoever he hath pleased.


    4 Their idols are silver and gold,
the work of men's hands.

    5 They have mouths, but they speak
not: eyes have they, but they see not:


    6 They have ears, but they hear
not: noses have they, but they smell
not:

    7 They have hands, but they handle
not: feet have they, but they walk
not: neither speak they through their
throat.

    8 They that make them are like unto
them; so is every one that trusteth
in them.

    9 O Israel, trust thou in the Lord:
he is their help and their shield.

    10 O house of Aaron, trust in the
Lord: he is their help and their
shield.

    11 Ye that fear the Lord, trust in
the Lord: he is their help and their
shield.

    12 The Lord hath been mindful of
us: he will bless us; he will bless
the house of Israel; he will bless
the house of Aaron.

    13 He will bless them that fear the
Lord, both small and great.

    14 The Lord shall increase you more
and more, you and your children.

    15 Ye are blessed of the Lord which
made heaven and earth.


Section 1


Genesis 1:1-3

    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.

***
Psalm 148:3-5,11-13

    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.

    11 Kings of the earth, and all
people; princes, and all judges of
the earth:

    12 Both young men, and maidens; old
men, and children:

    13 Let them praise the name of the
Lord: for his name alone is excellent;
his glory is above the earth and
heaven.

***
John 1:3

    3 All things were made by him; and
without him was not any thing made
that was made.

***
Acts 15:18

    18 Known unto God are all his works
from the beginning of the world.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 295:5-8


    (Mortals unlike immortals)
    God creates and governs the universe, including man. The universe is filled with spiritual ideas, which He evolves, and they are obedient to the Mind that makes them.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 507:15


    (Divine propagation)
    The universe of Spirit reflects the creative power of the divine Principle, or Life, which reproduces the multitudinous forms of Mind and governs the multiplication of the compound idea man. The tree and herb do not yield fruit because of any propagating power of their own, but because they reflect the Mind which includes all. A material world implies a mortal mind and man a creator. The scientific divine creation declares immortal Mind and the universe created by God.

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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 513:7-10

    (Spiritual spheres)
    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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 272:28-30


    (God the Principle of all)
    The divine Principle of the universe must interpret the universe. God is the divine Principle of all that represents Him and of all that really exists.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 135:9


    (Lawful wonders) Spiritual evolution alone is worthy of the exercise of divine power.


Section 2


Isaiah 45:5,12

    5 I am the Lord, and there is none
else, there is no God beside me: I
girded thee, though thou hast not
known me:

    12 I have made the earth, and
created man upon it: I, even my
hands, have stretched out the
heavens, and all their host have I
commanded.

***
Jeremiah 27:5

    5 I have made the earth, the man
and the beast that are upon the
ground, by my great power and by my
outstretched arm, and have given it
unto whom it seemed meet unto me.

***
Psalm 37:18,23

    18 The Lord knoweth the days of the
upright: and their inheritance shall
be for ever.

    23 The steps of a good man are
ordered by the Lord: and he
delighteth in his way.
Psalm 112:1

    1 Praise ye the Lord. Blessed is
the man that feareth the Lord, that
delighteth greatly in his
commandments.

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


    (Mental propagation)
    Whatever reflects Mind, Life, Truth, and Love, is spiritually conceived and brought forth; but the statement that man is conceived and evolved both spiritually and materially, or by both God and man, contradicts this eternal truth. All the vanity of the ages can never make both these contraries true.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 471:17

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


    (Celestial evidence)
    Man is, and forever has been, God's reflection. God is infinite, therefore ever present, and there is no other power nor presence. Hence the spirituality of the universe is the only fact of creation. "Let God be true, but every [material] man a liar."

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 475:28-31

(14) Question: What is man?
ADAM = That which is not the image and likeness of good, but a material belief, opposed to the one Mind, or Spirit.
Topic: Unreality


    (Man unfallen)
    Man is incapable of sin, sickness, and death. The real man cannot depart from holiness, nor can God, by whom man is evolved, engender the capacity or freedom to sin.

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.

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 69:2-5,13


    (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.
    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 3


Job 38:1,4-6,12,13

    1 Then the Lord answered Job out
of the whirlwind, and said,

    4 Where wast thou when I laid the
foundations of the earth? declare, if
thou hast understanding.

    5 Who hath laid the measures
thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath
stretched the line upon it?

    6 Whereupon are the foundations
thereof fastened? or who laid the
corner stone thereof;

    12 Hast thou commanded the morning
since thy days; and caused the
dayspring to know his place;

    13 That it might take hold of the
ends of the earth, that the wicked
might be shaken out of it?

***
Matthew 16:1-3

    1 The Pharisees also with the
Sadducees came, and tempting desired
him that he would shew them a sign
from heaven.

    2 He answered and said unto them,
When it is evening, ye say, It will
be fair weather: for the sky is red.

    3 And in the morning, It will be
foul weather to day: for the sky is
red and lowring. O ye hypocrites, ye
can discern the face of the sky; but
can ye not discern the signs of the
times?

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 509:29


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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 545:11-17

    (Mental tillage)
    The notion of a material universe is utterly opposed to the theory of man as evolved from Mind. Such fundamental errors send falsity into all human doctrines and conclusions, and do not accord infinity to Deity. Error tills the whole ground in this material theory, which is entirely a false view, destructive to existence and happiness.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 484:13-15

(18) Question: Does Christian Science, or metaphysical healing, include medication, material hygiene, mesmerism, hypnotism, theosophy, or spiritualism?
ADAM = A so-called man, whose origin, substance, and mind are found to be the antipode of God, or Spirit.
Topic: Everlasting Punishment


    (Mindless methods)
    The physical universe expresses the conscious and unconscious thoughts of mortals. Physical force and mortal mind are one.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 293:13


    (Elementary electricity)
    The material so-called gases and forces are counterfeits of the spiritual forces of divine Mind, whose potency is Truth, whose attraction is Love, whose adhesion and cohesion are Life, perpetuating the eternal facts of being. Electricity is the sharp surplus of materiality which counterfeits the true essence of spirituality or truth, - the great difference being that electricity is not intelligent, while spiritual truth is Mind.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 319:13

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


Section 4


Job 14:1,2

    1 Man that is born of a woman is
of few days, and full of trouble.

    2 He cometh forth like a flower,
and is cut down: he fleeth also as a
shadow, and continueth not.

***
Jeremiah 12:8

    8 Mine heritage is unto me as a
lion in the forest; it crieth out
against me: therefore have I hated
it.

***
I Peter 1:24,25

    24 For all flesh is as grass, and
all the glory of man as the flower of
grass. The grass withereth, and the
flower thereof falleth away:

    25 But the word of the Lord
endureth for ever. And this is the
word which by the gospel is preached
unto you.

***
Matthew 23:9

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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 544:14-17


    (First evil suggestion)
    No mortal mind has the might or right or wisdom to create or to destroy. All is under the control of the one Mind, even God.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 551:9

    (The ascent of species)
    One distinguished naturalist argues that mortals spring from eggs and in races. Mr. Darwin admits this, but he adds that mankind has ascended through all the lower grades of existence. 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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 550:15-20

    (Stages of existence)
    Error of thought is reflected in error of action. The continual contemplation of existence as material and corporeal - as beginning and ending, and with birth, decay, and dissolution as its component stages - hides the true and spiritual Life, and causes our standard to trail in the dust.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 552:13-19

    (Emergence of mortals)
    Human experience in mortal life, which starts from an egg, corresponds with that of Job, when he says, "Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble." Mortals must emerge from this notion of material life as all-in-all. They must peck open their shells with Christian Science, and look outward and upward.

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.

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.


Section 5


Jeremiah 4:14

    14 O Jerusalem, wash thine heart
from wickedness, that thou mayest be
saved. How long shall thy vain
thoughts lodge within thee?

***
Luke 6:7-11

    7 And the scribes and Pharisees
watched him, whether he would heal on
the sabbath day; that they might find
an accusation against him.

    8 But he knew their thoughts, and
said to the man which had the
withered hand, Rise up, and stand
forth in the midst. And he arose and
stood forth.

    9 Then said Jesus unto them, I will
ask you one thing; Is it lawful on
the sabbath days to do good, or to do
evil? to save life, or to destroy it?


    10 And looking round about upon
them all, he said unto the man,
Stretch forth thy hand. And he did
so: and his hand was restored whole
as the other.

    11 And they were filled with
madness; and communed one with
another what they might do to Jesus.

***
I Corinthians 3:18-20

    18 Let no man deceive himself. If
any man among you seemeth to be wise
in this world, let him become a fool,
that he may be wise.

    19 For the wisdom of this world is
foolishness with God. For it is
written, He taketh the wise in their
own craftiness.

    20 And again, The Lord knoweth the
thoughts of the wise, that they are
vain.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 286:21


    (Spiritual thoughts)
    God's thoughts are perfect and eternal, are substance and Life. Material and temporal thoughts are human, involving error, and since God, Spirit, is the only cause, they lack a divine cause. The temporal and material are not then creations of Spirit. They are but counterfeits of the spiritual and eternal. Transitory thoughts are the antipodes of everlasting Truth, though (by the supposition of opposite qualities) error must also say, "I am true." But by this saying error, the lie, destroys itself.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 208:29-1


    (Sickness as only thought)
    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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 415:17


    (Truth calms the thought)
    Note how thought makes the face pallid. It either retards the circulation or quickens it, causing a pale or flushed cheek. In the same way thought increases or diminishes the secretions, the action of the lungs, of the bowels, and of the heart. The muscles, moving quickly or slowly and impelled or palsied by thought, represent the action of all the organs of the human system, including brain and viscera. To remove the error producing disorder, you must calm and instruct mortal mind with immortal Truth.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 553:6


    (Better basis than embryology)
    Mortal thought must obtain a better basis, get nearer the truth of being, or health will never be universal, and harmony will never become the standard of man.


Section 6


Isaiah 44:23-26

    23 Sing, O ye heavens; for the Lord
hath done it: shout, ye lower parts
of the earth: break forth into
singing, ye mountains, O forest, and
every tree therein: for the Lord hath
redeemed Jacob, and glorified himself
in Israel.

    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;

    26 That confirmeth the word of his
servant, and performeth the counsel of
his messengers; that saith to
Jerusalem, Thou shalt be inhabited;
and to the cities of Judah, Ye shall
be built, and I will raise up the
decayed places thereof:
Isaiah 55:8,9

    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.

***
Revelation 4:11

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 337:24-26

  (- 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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 506:18


    (Unfolding of thoughts)
    Spirit, God, gathers unformed thoughts into their proper channels, and unfolds these thoughts, even as He opens the petals of a holy purpose in order that the purpose may appear.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 260:7-18


    (Spiritual discovery)
    The conceptions of mortal, erring thought must give way to the ideal of all that is perfect and eternal. Through many generations human beliefs will be attaining diviner conceptions, and the immortal and perfect model of God's creation will finally be seen as the only true conception of being.
    Science reveals the possibility of achieving all good, and sets mortals at work to discover what God has already done; but distrust of one's ability to gain the goodness desired and to bring out better and higher results, often hampers the trial of one's wings and ensures failure at the outset.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 276:19


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 323:9

    (A bright outlook)
    Beholding the infinite tasks of truth, we pause, - wait on God. Then we push onward, until boundless thought walks enraptured, and conception unconfined is winged to reach the divine glory.

Subheadings in this lesson

25 1 - Mortals unlike immortals
25 1 - Divine propagation
25 1 - Spiritual harmony
25 1 - Spiritual spheres
25 1 - God the Principle of all
25 1 - Lawful wonders
25 2 - Mental propagation
25 2 - Celestial evidence
25 2 - Man unfallen
25 2 - Beatific presence
25 2 - God's creation intact
25 3 - Spiritual ideas apprehended
25 3 - Mental tillage
25 3 - Embryonic evolution
25 3 - Mindless methods
25 3 - Elementary electricity
25 3 - Unscientific introspection
25 4 - First evil suggestion
25 4 - The ascent of species
25 4 - Stages of existence
25 4 - Emergence of mortals
25 4 - Human frailty
25 4 - Fleshly ties temporal
25 5 - Spiritual thoughts
25 5 - Sickness as only thought
25 5 - Truth calms the thought
25 5 - Better basis than embryology
25 6 - -27- True idea of man
25 6 - Unfolding of thoughts
25 6 - Spiritual discovery
25 6 - Perfection requisite
25 6 - A bright outlook


June 28,1908

Subject: 26

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE.

3ooo



-- Golden Text --

Revelation 3:8

    8 I know thy works: behold, I have
set before thee an open door, and no
man can shut it: for thou hast a
little strength, and hast kept my
word, and hast not denied my name.
Matthew 19:17

    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.


Responsive Reading


John 10:1-9,15,16

    1 Verily, verily, I say unto you,
He that entereth not by the door into
the sheepfold, but climbeth up some
other way, the same is a thief and a
robber.

    2 But he that entereth in by the
door is the shepherd of the sheep.

    3 To him the porter openeth; and
the sheep hear his voice: and he
calleth his own sheep by name, and
leadeth them out.

    4 And when he putteth forth his own
sheep, he goeth before them, and the
sheep follow him: for they know his
voice.

    5 And a stranger will they not
follow, but will flee from him: for
they know not the voice of strangers.


    6 This parable spake Jesus unto
them: but they understood not what
things they were which he spake unto
them.

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

    8 All that ever came before me are
thieves and robbers: but the sheep did
not hear them.

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

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

    16 And other sheep I have, which
are not of this fold: them also I
must bring, and they shall hear my
voice; and there shall be one fold,
and one shepherd.


Section 1


Proverbs 16:1

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

***
Psalm 27:8

    8 When thou saidst, Seek ye my
face; my heart said unto thee, Thy
face, Lord, will I seek.
Psalm 7:10

    10 My defence is of God, which
saveth the upright in heart.

***
John 5:31,32

    31 If I bear witness of myself, my
witness is not true.

    32 #There is another that beareth
witness of me; and I know that the
witness which he witnesseth of me is
true.

***
Galatians 1:10-12

    10 For do I now persuade men, or
God? or do I seek to please men? for
if I yet pleased men, I should not be
the servant of Christ.

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

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

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 - 152:21

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

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 108:1

    (Discontent with life)
    Whence came to me this heavenly conviction, - a conviction antagonistic to the testimony of the physical senses? According to St. Paul, it was "the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of His power." It was the divine law of Life and Love, unfolding to me the demonstrable fact that matter possesses neither sensation nor life; that human experiences show the falsity of all material things; and that immortal cravings, "the price of learning love," establish the truism that the only sufferer is mortal mind, for the divine Mind cannot suffer.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 109:11-15

    (Solitary research)
    For three years after my discovery, I sought the solution of this problem of Mind-healing, searched the Scriptures and read little else, kept aloof from society, and devoted time and energies to discovering a positive rule.

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.


Section 2


Daniel 12:1,4,8-10

    1 And at that time shall Michael
stand up, the great prince which
standeth for the children of thy
people: and there shall be a time of
trouble, such as never was since
there was a nation even to that same
time: and at that time thy people
shall be delivered, every one that
shall be found written in the book.

    4 But thou, O Daniel, shut up the
words, and seal the book, even to the
time of the end: many shall run to
and fro, and knowledge shall be
increased.

    8 And I heard, but I understood
not: then said I, O my Lord, what
shall be the end of these things?

    9 And he said, Go thy way, Daniel:
for the words are closed up and sealed
till the time of the end.

    10 Many shall be purified, and made
white, and tried; but the wicked
shall do wickedly: and none of the
wicked shall understand; but the wise
shall understand.

***
Revelation 10:1-4,7

    1 And I saw another mighty angel
come down from heaven, clothed with a
cloud: and a rainbow was upon his
head, and his face was as it were the
sun, and his feet as pillars of fire:


    2 And he had in his hand a little
book open: and he set his right foot
upon the sea, and his left foot on
the earth,

    3 And cried with a loud voice, as
when a lion roareth: and when he had
cried, seven thunders uttered their
voices.

    4 And when the seven thunders had
uttered their voices, I was about to
write: and I heard a voice from
heaven saying unto me, Seal up those
things which the seven thunders
uttered, and write them not.

    7 But in the days of the voice of
the seventh angel, when he shall
begin to sound, the mystery of God
should be finished, as he hath
declared to his servants the
prophets.
Revelation 11:15,19

    15 And the seventh angel sounded;
and there were great voices in
heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this
world are become the kingdoms of our
Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall
reign for ever and ever.

    19 And the temple of God was opened
in heaven, and there was seen in his
temple the ark of his testament: and
there were lightnings, and voices,
and thunderings, and an earthquake,
and great hail.

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    (The new Evangel)
    This angel or message which comes from God, clothed with a cloud, prefigures divine Science. To mortal sense Science seems at first obscure, abstract, and dark; but a bright promise crowns its brow.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 559:1-23

    (Truth's volume)
    This angel had in his hand "a little book," open for all to read and understand. Did this same book contain the revelation of divine Science, the "right foot" or dominant power of which was upon the sea, - upon elementary, latent error, the source of all error's visible forms? The angel's left foot was upon the earth; that is, a secondary power was exercised upon visible error and audible sin. The "still, small voice" of scientific thought reaches over continent and ocean to the globe's remotest bound. The inaudible voice of Truth is, to the human mind, "as when a lion roareth." It is heard in the desert and in dark places of fear. It arouses the "seven thunders" of evil, and stirs their latent forces to utter the full diapason of secret tones. Then is the power of Truth demonstrated, - made manifest in the destruction of error. Then will a voice from harmony cry: "Go and take the little book. . . . Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey." Mortals, obey the heavenly evangel. Take divine Science. Read this book from beginning to end. Study it, ponder it. It will be indeed sweet at its first taste, when it heals you; but murmur not over Truth, if you find its digestion bitter.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 110:17


    (Scriptural foundations)
    No human pen nor tongue taught me the Science contained in this book, SCIENCE AND HEALTH; and neither tongue nor pen can overthrow it. This book may be distorted by shallow criticism or by careless or malicious students, and its ideas may be temporarily abused and misrepresented; but the Science and truth therein will forever remain to be discerned and demonstrated.


Section 3


Psalm 103:2-4

    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;

***
Luke 8:43,44,46-48

    43 #And a woman having an issue of
blood twelve years, which had spent
all her living upon physicians,
neither could be healed of any,

    44 Came behind him, and touched the
border of his garment: and
immediately her issue of blood
stanched.

    46 And Jesus said, Somebody hath
touched me: for I perceive that
virtue is gone out of me.

    47 And when the woman saw that she
was not hid, she came trembling, and
falling down before him, she declared
unto him before all the people for
what cause she had touched him, and
how she was healed immediately.

    48 And he said unto her, Daughter,
be of good comfort: thy faith hath
made thee whole; go in peace.

***
James 5:15

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

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 145:31-7


    (How healing was lost)
    The theology of Christian Science includes healing the sick. Our Master's first article of faith propounded to his students was healing, and he proved his faith by his works. The ancient Christians were healers. Why has this element of Christianity been lost? Because our systems of religion are governed more or less by our systems of medicine. The first idolatry was faith in matter. The schools have rendered faith in drugs the fashion, rather than faith in Deity.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 110:25

    (The demonstration lost and found)
    Jesus demonstrated the power of Christian Science to heal mortal minds and bodies. But this power was lost sight of, and must again be spiritually discerned, taught, and demonstrated according to Christ's command, with "signs following." Its Science must be apprehended by as many as believe on Christ and spiritually understand Truth.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 146:23

    (Christian Science as old as God)
    Divine Science derives its sanction from the Bible, and the divine origin of Science is demonstrated through the holy influence of Truth in healing sickness and sin. This healing power of Truth must have been far anterior to the period in which Jesus lived. It is as ancient as "the Ancient of days." It lives through all Life, and extends throughout all space.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 367:24


    (The salt of the earth)
    The infinite Truth of the Christ-cure has come to this age through a "still, small voice," through silent utterances and divine anointing which quicken and increase the beneficial effects of Christianity. I long to see the consummation of my hope, namely, the student's higher attainments in this line of light.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 162:25


    (Practical success)
    Christian Science heals organic disease as surely as it heals what is called functional, for it requires only a fuller understanding of the divine Principle of Christian Science to demonstrate the higher rule.


Section 4


Job 27:11

    11 I will teach you by the hand of
God: that which is with the Almighty
will I not conceal.

***
Proverbs 9:9

    9 Give instruction to a wise man,
and he will be yet wiser: teach a
just man, and he will increase in
learning.

***
John 3:1,2

    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.
John 6:45

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

***
Hebrews 8:11

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

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    (Proof by induction)
    Christian Science can be taught only by those who are morally advanced and spiritually endowed, for it is not superficial, nor is it discerned from the standpoint of the human senses. Only by the illumination of the spiritual sense, can the light of understanding be thrown upon this Science, because Science reverses the evidence before the material senses and furnishes the eternal interpretation of God and man.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 373:12


    (Disease far more docile than iniquity) Healing is easier than teaching, if the teaching is faithfully done.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 41:18


    (Healing early lost)
    No ancient school of philosophy, materia medica, or scholastic theology ever taught or demonstrated the divine healing of absolute Science.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 28:1

    (Help and hindrance)
    The Pharisees claimed to know and to teach the divine will, but they only hindered the success of Jesus' mission. Even many of his students stood in his way. If the Master had not taken a student and taught the unseen verities of God, he would not have been crucified. The determination to hold Spirit in the grasp of matter is the persecutor of Truth and Love.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 444:31-5


    (Conforming to explicit rules)
    The teacher must make clear to students the Science of healing, especially its ethics, - that all is Mind, and that the Scientist must conform to God's requirements. Also the teacher must thoroughly fit his students to defend themselves against sin, and to guard against the attacks of the would-be mental assassin, who attempts to kill morally and physically.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 454:14-18

    (Love the incentive)
    He, who understands in a sufficient degree the Principle of Mind-healing, points out to his student error as well as truth, the wrong as well as the right practice. Love for God and man is the true incentive in both healing and teaching.


Section 5


I Corinthians 3:8,11

    8 Now he that planteth and he that
watereth are one: and every man shall
receive his own reward according to
his own labour.

    11 For other foundation can no man
lay than that is laid, which is Jesus
Christ.

***
Matthew 16:13,16-18

    13 #When Jesus came into the coasts
of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his
disciples, saying, Whom do men say
that I the Son of man am?

    16 And Simon Peter answered and
said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of
the living God.

    17 And Jesus answered and said unto
him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona:
for flesh and blood hath not revealed
it unto thee, but my Father which is
in heaven.

    18 And I say also unto thee, That
thou art Peter, and upon this rock I
will build my church; and the gates
of hell shall not prevail against it.

***
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.

583:14 Chapter 17: Glossary
(CHURCH)

    The Church is that institution, which affords proof of its utility and is found elevating the race, rousing the dormant understanding from material beliefs to the apprehension of spiritual ideas and the demonstration of divine Science, thereby casting out devils, or error, and healing the sick.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 136:1-2,9-12


    (The Christ-mission)
    Jesus established his church and maintained his mission on a spiritual foundation of Christ-healing.
    (Ancient spiritualism)
    The question then as now was, How did Jesus heal the sick? His answer to this question the world rejected. He appealed to his students: "Whom do men say that I, the Son of man, am?"

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 137:16,29(begin "And)-1(to iChapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine

    (A divine response)
    With his usual impetuosity, Simon replied for his brethren, and his reply set forth a great fact: "Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God!" That is: The Messiah is what thou hast declared, - Christ, - the spirit of God, of Truth, Life, and Love, which heals mentally. This assertion elicited from Jesus the benediction, "Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven;" that is, Love hath shown thee the way of Life!
    (The true and living rock) "And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter; and upon this rock [the meaning of the Greek word petros, or stone] I will build my church; and the gates of hell [hades, the under-world, or the grave] shall not prevail against it."

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 35:20-25


    (Spiritual Eucharist)
    We can unite with this church only as we are newborn of Spirit, as we reach the Life which is Truth and the Truth which is Life by bringing forth the fruits of Love, - casting out error and healing the sick.


Section 6


Psalm 118:19,20

    19 Open to me the gates of
righteousness: I will go into them,
and I will praise the Lord:

    20 This gate of the Lord, into
which the righteous shall enter.

***
Isaiah 26:2

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

***
Matthew 7:13,14

    13 #Enter ye in at the strait gate:
for wide is the gate, and broad is
the way, that leadeth to destruction,
and many there be which go in
thereat:

    14 Because strait is the gate, and
narrow is the way, which leadeth unto
life, and few there be that find it.

***
Revelation 22:14

    14 Blessed are they that do his
commandments, that they may have
right to the tree of life, and may
enter in through the gates into the
city.
Revelation 21:25,27

    25 And the gates of it shall not be
shut at all by day: for there shall
be no night there.

    27 And there shall in no wise enter
into it any thing that defileth,
neither whatsoever worketh
abomination, or maketh a lie: but
they which are written in the Lamb's
book of life.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 10:14


    (The chalice sacrificial)
    Seeking is not sufficient. It is striving that enables us to enter. Spiritual attainments open the door to a higher understanding of the divine Life.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 472:5-8

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


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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 535:12


    (Judgment on error) A belief in other gods, other creators, and other creations must go down before Christian Science. It unveils the results of sin as shown in sickness and death. When will man pass through the open gate of Christian Science into the heaven of Soul, into the heritage of the first born among men? Truth is indeed "the way."

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 99:9(begin Truth)-Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism


    (Key to the kingdom) Truth has furnished the key to the kingdom, and with this key Christian Science has opened the door of the human understanding. None may pick the lock nor enter by some other door.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 577:12


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

Subheadings in this lesson

26 1 - Christian Science discovered
26 1 - The author's experiments in medicine
26 1 - Discontent with life
26 1 - Solitary research
26 1 - A definite rule discovered
26 2 - The new Evangel
26 2 - Truth's volume
26 2 - Scriptural foundations
26 3 - How healing was lost
26 3 - The demonstration lost and found
26 3 - Christian Science as old as God
26 3 - The salt of the earth
26 3 - Practical success
26 4 - Proof by induction
26 4 - Disease far more docile than iniquity
26 4 - Healing early lost
26 4 - Help and hindrance
26 4 - Conforming to explicit rules
26 4 - Love the incentive
26 5 - The Christ-mission
26 5 - Ancient spiritualism
26 5 - A divine response
26 5 - The true and living rock
26 5 - Spiritual Eucharist
26 6 - The chalice sacrificial
26 6 - God's law destroys evil
26 6 - Judgment on error
26 6 - Key to the kingdom
26 6 - The city of our God

List of all subheadings



01 1 - Priestly learning
01 1 - The royally divine gates
01 1 - -32- Basis of health and immortality
01 2 - Fevers the effect of fear
01 2 - Faith higher than belief
01 2 - Doubting disciples
01 2 - A divine response
01 2 - The true and living rock
01 2 - Sublime summary
01 2 - Love imparts beauty
01 3 - Geology a failure
01 3 - Spiritual subdivision
01 3 - Contrasted testimony
01 3 - Allness of Truth
01 3 - Man reflects God
01 3 - True estimate of God's messenger
01 3 - Spiritual sunlight
01 4 - Physiology deficient
01 4 - Mortal mind's disappearance
01 4 - Sickness erroneous
01 4 - True healing transcendent
01 5 - -8- Father-Mother
01 5 - -13- The divine Principle and idea
01 5 - -14- Spiritual oneness
01 5 - Fleshly ties temporal
01 5 - The infinitude of God
01 5 - Paean of jubilee
01 6 - Spirit intangible
01 6 - -7- Divine trinity
01 6 - Spiritual ascension
01 6 - Pentecostal power
01 6 - Injustice to the Saviour
02 1 - Sacred sacrament
02 1 - Spiritual refreshment
02 1 - Efficacy of truth
02 1 - Cleansing the mind
02 2 - Jesus' sad repast
02 2 - The true worship
02 2 - Anthropomorphism
02 2 - More than profession required
02 3 - The unity of Science and Christianity
02 3 - The Christ-mission
02 3 - Jesus' sinless career
02 3 - Absence of Christ-power
02 3 - Basis of miracles
02 4 - Rebukes helpful
02 4 - Healing primary
02 4 - Heavenly supplies
02 4 - Spiritual interpretation
02 5 - The cup of Jesus
02 5 - Incisive questions
02 5 - Millennial glory
02 6 - The last breakfast
02 6 - Spiritual Eucharist
03 1 - Allness of Truth
03 1 - Real being never lost
03 1 - Crumbs of comfort
03 1 - Deformity and perfection
03 1 - Peremptory demands
03 1 - Love impartial and universal
03 2 - Narrow pathway
03 2 - Treasure in heaven
03 2 - No physical science
03 2 - God's law destroys evil
03 2 - The one only way
03 3 - -Platform summation-
03 3 - Jesus' sinless career
03 3 - Effective triumph
03 3 - Commands of Jesus
03 3 - False claims annihilated
03 4 - The chalice sacrificial
03 4 - Understanding versus belief
03 4 - Standpoints changed
03 4 - Need and supply
03 4 - Mental propagation
03 4 - Steadfast and calm trust
03 5 - Exercise of Mind faculties
03 5 - Life independent of matter
03 5 - Primitive error
03 5 - Immortal man
03 5 - Death outdone
03 5 - Real Life is God
03 6 - The leaves of healing
03 6 - Contrasted testimony
03 6 - Knowledge and Truth
03 6 - No temptation from God
03 6 - Our footsteps heavenward
03 6 - Harmonious lifework
04 1 - -2- The deific definitions
04 1 - Fevers the effect of fear
04 1 - Benefits of metaphysics
04 1 - Man-made theories
04 1 - Physiology unscientific
04 1 - Divine allness
04 1 - Error unveiled
04 1 - Salvation is through reform
04 2 - Two infinite creators absurd
04 2 - Decalogue disregarded
04 2 - Organic construction valueless
04 2 - What the senses originate
04 3 - Clergymen's duty
04 3 - A change demanded
04 3 - Two claims omitted
04 3 - Sectarianism and opposition
04 4 - Evanescent materiality
04 4 - Unrealities that seem real
04 4 - Scientific purgation
04 4 - Reason and Science
04 5 - Proof in practice
04 5 - Hypocrisy condemned
04 5 - Followers of Jesus
04 5 - Destruction of all evil
04 6 - -7- Divine trinity
04 6 - New Testament basis
04 6 - Injustice to the Saviour
04 6 - Day of judgment
05 1 - Spirit the starting-point
05 1 - Human reconciliation
05 1 - Salvation is through reform
05 1 - Vain ecstasies
05 1 - Mercy without partiality
05 2 - No material creation
05 2 - The divine reflection
05 2 - The origin of divinity
05 2 - Assistance in brotherhood
05 2 - Infinity measureless
05 3 - Service and worship
05 3 - Within the veil
05 3 - Standpoint revealed
05 3 - Patient waiting
05 3 - Practical preaching
05 3 - The holy struggle
05 4 - Aspiration and love
05 4 - Childlike receptivity
05 4 - Conversion of Saul
05 5 - The chalice sacrificial
05 5 - Moral victory
05 5 - Spirit transforms
05 5 - Sickness from mortal mind
05 5 - Our belief and understanding
05 5 - The robe of Science
05 6 - Divine victory
05 6 - No laws of matter
05 6 - Mortality vanquished
05 6 - Testimony of medical teachers
06 1 - -17- Infinite Spirit
06 1 - The divine reflection
06 1 - God and nature
06 1 - Omnipotence set forth
06 2 - -12- Messiah or Christ
06 2 - Scientific offspring
06 2 - Doubting disciples
06 2 - A divine response
06 2 - Sublime summary
06 3 - Scientific man
06 3 - Degrees of development
06 3 - -25- Man reflects the perfect God
06 3 - Harmonious functions
06 3 - Beatific presence
06 4 - Biological inventions
06 4 - Sustenance spiritual
06 4 - God sustains man
06 4 - Life eternal and present
06 4 - Spiritual Eucharist
06 4 - Christ the great physician
06 5 - Treasure in heaven
06 5 - Full fruitage yet to come
06 5 - Choose ye today
06 5 - Spiritual Eucharist
06 5 - Sin to be overcome
06 6 - Genuine healing
06 6 - Gratitude and humility
06 6 - The salt of the earth
07 1 - Mankind redeemed
07 1 - Real and unreal identity
07 1 - Soul defined
07 1 - The central intelligence
07 2 - Two chief commands
07 2 - -Platform summation-
07 2 - Universal brotherhood
07 2 - Scientific foreknowing
07 3 - Philosophical blunders
07 3 - The kingdom within
07 3 - Reflection of Spirit
07 3 - Sensationless body
07 3 - Definition of man
07 3 - The sun and Soul
07 4 - Jesus not God
07 4 - No ecclesiastical monopoly
07 4 - Jesus' disregard of matter
07 4 - Superior law of Soul
07 4 - Spiritual concord
07 5 - A vacant domicile
07 5 - Sickness as discord
07 5 - Spirits obsolete
07 5 - Inverted images and ideas
07 5 - Soul impeccable
07 6 - Divinity not childless
07 6 - The present immortality
07 6 - Key to the kingdom
07 6 - -19- Soul and Spirit one
08 1 - Definition of mortal mind
08 1 - True sense of infinitude
08 1 - Two chief commands
08 1 - Tritheism impossible
08 1 - Unscientific theories
08 1 - Perfect models
08 2 - Soul imperishable
08 2 - Sin only of the flesh
08 2 - Ignorant idolatry
08 2 - Human frailty
08 2 - No physical affinity
08 2 - Identity not lost
08 3 - Question of precedence
08 3 - Mind the only healer
08 3 - Absent patients
08 3 - The struggle and victory
08 3 - Mental strength
08 3 - A higher discovery
08 4 - Perfection of creation
08 4 - Hebrew theology
08 4 - -22- The real manhood
08 5 - Health and the senses
08 5 - Science versus sense
08 5 - Servants and masters
08 5 - No miracles in Mind-methods
08 5 - Christ the great physician
08 6 - The sole governor
08 6 - The divine standard of perfection
08 6 - Scientific evidence
08 6 - Man governed by Mind
08 6 - The divine completeness
09 1 - The one anointed
09 1 - Sonship of Jesus
09 1 - Spiritual conception
09 1 - Spirit and flesh
09 1 - God's creation intact
09 2 - -9- The Son of God
09 2 - Spiritual conception
09 2 - Fleshly ties temporal
09 3 - Death outdone
09 3 - Malicious barbarity
09 3 - Christian history
09 3 - Positive reassurance
09 3 - Immaculate conception
09 4 - Job, on the resurrection
09 4 - Deadness in sin
09 4 - Truth a present help
09 4 - Fatal premises
09 4 - True theory of the universe
09 4 - Spirit transforms
09 5 - -13- The divine Principle and idea
09 5 - Effective triumph
09 5 - Spiritual government
09 6 - The unity of Science and Christianity
09 6 - God-given dominion
09 6 - Priestly pride humbled
09 6 - No physical affinity
09 6 - The one real power
09 6 - Loving God supremely
10 1 - Scientific finalities
10 1 - Human frailty
10 2 - Contradictions not found
10 2 - God's idea the ideal man
10 2 - Perennial beauty
10 2 - Ptolemaic and psychical error
10 2 - Corporeal changes
10 3 - Divine reflection
10 3 - Unreality
10 3 - Unfair discrimination
10 3 - Benevolence hindered
10 3 - Sickness as only thought
10 3 - Man's genuine being
10 3 - Liberation of mental powers
10 4 - Divine reflection
10 4 - Unreality
10 4 - Transitional qualities
10 4 - Scientific purgation
10 4 - Man inseparable from Love
10 4 - Destruction of all evil
10 4 - Science versus sense
10 5 - Divine reflection
10 5 - Transitional qualities
10 5 - Reality
10 5 - Spiritual universe
10 5 - Spiritual power
10 5 - Proper self-government
10 5 - The panoply of wisdom
10 6 - Indestructible relationship
10 6 - Infinity's reflection
10 6 - God's man discerned
10 6 - The divine image not lost
10 6 - -26- Purity the path to perfection
11 1 - All force mental
11 1 - Judaism antipathetic
11 1 - Light shining in darkness
11 1 - God's allness learned
11 2 - Reflected likeness
11 2 - Love imparts beauty
11 2 - God and nature
11 2 - Goodness a portion of God
11 2 - Divine synonyms
11 2 - Thought seen as substance
11 2 - Soul impeccable
11 3 - Eternity of Life
11 3 - Seeming and being
11 3 - God and nature
11 3 - Soul greater than body
11 3 - Matter's supposed selfhood
11 3 - Spiritual reflection
11 4 - Doctrines and faith
11 4 - Self-reliance and confidence
11 4 - Spiritual synonyms
11 4 - Christ rejected
11 5 - - Prayer -
11 5 - Substance is Spirit
11 5 - Effectual invocation
11 5 - Prayer for the sick
11 6 - The divine reflection
11 6 - More than profession required
11 6 - Example for our salvation
11 6 - Master's business
11 6 - Purity's rebuke
11 6 - Condition of progress
12 1 - One cause supreme
12 1 - Spiritual law the only law
12 1 - Divine origination
12 1 - Mental tillage
12 2 - Mental and physical oneness
12 2 - Man's entity
12 2 - The so-called physical ego
12 2 - Personal identity
12 3 - Error only ephemeral
12 3 - What the senses originate
12 3 - Sense-dreams
12 3 - Power of habit
12 3 - Useful knowledge
12 4 - Human power a blind force
12 4 - The one real power
12 4 - Basis of miracles
12 4 - Renewed selfhood
12 4 - Disease powerless
12 4 - Willpower detrimental
12 5 - Promise perpetual
12 5 - Evils cast out
12 5 - Jesus' disregard of matter
12 5 - No material law
12 5 - Belief and understanding
12 6 - Christian warfare
12 6 - Biological inventions
12 6 - A dream vanishing
12 6 - Obstacles overcome
13 1 - Divine synonyms
13 1 - One primal cause
13 1 - Man's genuine being
13 1 - All evil unnatural
13 1 - Practical Science
13 1 - Ontology versus physiology
13 2 - Rejected theories
13 2 - Confusion confounded
13 2 - Material error
13 2 - Veritable success
13 2 - -20- The one divine Mind
13 3 - What the senses originate
13 3 - Harm done by physicians
13 3 - Arguing wrongly
13 3 - Life independent of matter
13 3 - The Christ treatment
13 3 - Mental strength
13 4 - Spiritual offspring
13 4 - Corporeal ignorance
13 4 - Unrealities that seem real
13 4 - Life all-inclusive
13 4 - Superstition obsolete
13 5 - -27- True idea of man
13 5 - Eternal beauty
13 5 - The tares and wheat
13 5 - Superstition obsolete
13 6 - The royally divine gates
13 6 - Revelation's pure zenith
13 6 - The city of our God
14 1 - Present salvation
14 1 - Evil negative and self-destructive
14 1 - God's allness learned
14 1 - Creation perfect
14 2 - No baneful creation
14 2 - Contrasted testimony
14 2 - Truth's witness
14 2 - Inadequate theories of creation
14 2 - Health from reliance on spirituality
14 2 - The two masters
14 3 - Christ's reappearance
14 3 - Evenings and mornings
14 3 - YEAR
14 3 - Scientific consistency
14 3 - Apathy to occultism
14 4 - -31- Evil not produced by God
14 4 - Efficacious repentance
14 4 - Appetites to be abandoned
14 4 - Disease far more docile than iniquity
14 4 - Real Life is God
14 5 - -27- True idea of man
14 5 - Dangerous resemblances
14 5 - Arena of contest
14 5 - Heralds of Science
14 6 - Universal brotherhood
14 6 - God's creation intact
14 6 - Man's present possibilities
14 6 - Nearness of Deity
14 6 - The city foursquare
14 6 - The shrine celestial
15 1 - Matter is not inflamed
15 1 - Sin destroyed through suffering
15 1 - Right endeavor possible
15 1 - No laws of matter
15 2 - Opposing testimony
15 2 - Error only ephemeral
15 2 - Full fruitage yet to come
15 2 - The real and the unreal
15 3 - Destruction of all evil
15 3 - Liberty's crusade
15 3 - Mindless methods
15 4 - Unrealities that seem real
15 4 - Christ the ideal Truth
15 4 - The true sonship
15 4 - Paean of jubilee
15 4 - Erroneous conception
15 5 - Victory over the grave
15 5 - The divine completeness
15 5 - A belief suicidal
15 5 - Heaven's sentinel
15 5 - The cup of Jesus
15 6 - Causation not in matter
15 6 - Spiritual power
15 6 - Key to the kingdom
15 6 - Angelic offices
16 1 - Radical changes
16 1 - Justice and substitution
16 1 - Proof in practice
16 1 - Error destroyed, not pardoned
16 2 - Human reconciliation
16 2 - Mental conspirators
16 3 - True flesh and blood
16 3 - Divine oneness
16 3 - Moral retrogression
16 3 - Proof in practice
16 4 - Cancellation of human sin
16 4 - Righteous rebellion
16 4 - Proof by induction
16 4 - Expiation by suffering
16 5 - The Christ-mission
16 5 - Doubting disciples
16 5 - Christ's mission
16 5 - Christ rejected
16 6 - Rebukes helpful
16 6 - Example for our salvation
16 6 - Radical changes
16 6 - Moral victory
17 1 - Sleep an illusion
17 1 - Material man as a dream
17 1 - Raising the dead
17 1 - A belief in death
17 2 - Salvation and probation
17 2 - Death no advantage
17 2 - Future purification
17 2 - Immaterial pleasure
17 3 - Scientific purgation
17 3 - Animal magnetism error
17 3 - Self-constituted law
17 3 - Animal magnetism destroyed
17 3 - Treatment of disease
17 4 - Second death
17 4 - A dream vanishing
17 4 - Death and the body
17 4 - Our footsteps heavenward
17 4 - Christian standard
17 5 - Spiritual ascension
17 5 - Bearing our sins
17 5 - Jesus in the tomb
17 5 - Obstacles overcome
17 6 - Salvation and probation
17 6 - Jesus' sad repast
17 6 - Spiritual ascension
17 6 - Day of judgment
17 6 - Primitive error
18 1 - Diabolism destroyed
18 1 - Pardon and amendment
18 1 - Justice and recompense
18 1 - Righteous retribution
18 1 - Asking amiss
18 1 - Remission of penalty
18 2 - Spiritual baptism
18 2 - Scientific purgation
18 2 - Veritable devotion
18 2 - Mortal mind's disappearance
18 3 - True sense of infinitude
18 3 - Fatal premises
18 3 - Dragon cast down to earth
18 4 - Angelic offices
18 4 - The clouds dissolving
18 4 - Veritable success
18 5 - Retribution and remorse
18 5 - Final purpose
18 5 - Sin destroyed through suffering
18 6 - The one only way
18 6 - True estimate of God's messenger
18 6 - Man's present possibilities
18 6 - Nearness of Deity
19 1 - Adam and the senses
19 1 - The effect of names
19 1 - Biological inventions
19 1 - Mental tillage
19 1 - Erroneous standpoint
19 2 - Hypnotic surgery
19 2 - The beguiling first lie
19 2 - Inspired interpretation
19 2 - God's creation intact
19 3 - Adam
19 3 - Progeny cursed
19 3 - The great question
19 3 - Mortality mythical
19 4 - Redemption from selfishness
19 4 - Requisite change of our ideals
19 4 - Practical preaching
19 4 - Not words but deeds
19 4 - Our modern Eves
19 5 - Spirit and flesh
19 5 - Godward gravitation
19 5 - Decapitation of error
19 5 - Mythical pleasure
19 5 - Spiritual guidance
19 6 - Contradictions not found
19 6 - God's idea the ideal man
19 6 - -29- Adam not ideal man
19 6 - God's man discerned
19 6 - Paradise regained
19 6 - Spiritual power
20 1 - Spirit versus darkness
20 1 - Spiritual firmament
20 1 - Original reflected
20 1 - Real versus unreal
20 1 - Spirits obsolete
20 1 - Bruising sin's head
20 2 - The kingdom within
20 2 - Eternal beauty
20 2 - Mind's manifestations immortal
20 2 - Man not evolved
20 2 - Death outdone
20 2 - Individual permanency
20 3 - Spiritual baptism
20 3 - Perfection of divine government
20 3 - Man unfallen
20 3 - Inverted images
20 4 - The present immortality
20 4 - Forgetfulness of self
20 4 - Soul impeccable
20 4 - Real being never lost
20 4 - Light and darkness
20 5 - Spiritual idea crowned
20 5 - Injustice to the Saviour
20 5 - House of bondage
20 5 - Day of judgment
20 6 - So-called superiority
20 6 - Key to the kingdom
20 6 - Prophetic ignorance
20 6 - Triumph over death
21 1 - A mortal not man
21 1 - Spiritual freedom
21 1 - Life never structural
21 1 - Soul not confined in body
21 1 - Reflection of Spirit
21 1 - Man inseperable from Spirit
21 2 - Life only in Spirit
21 2 - Ptolemaic and psychical error
21 2 - Suicide and sin
21 2 - Exploded doctrine
21 2 - Primitive error
21 2 - The sun and Soul
21 3 - Cramping systems
21 3 - Affirmation and result
21 3 - Causes of sickness
21 3 - Halfway success
21 3 - Confirmatory tests
21 4 - Will-power unrighteous
21 4 - Like curing like
21 4 - Climate and belief
21 4 - Disease foreseen
21 4 - Scientific foresight
21 5 - The lungs reformed
21 5 - Cumulative repentance
21 5 - Love's endowment
21 5 - Coalition of sin and sickness
21 5 - Truth an alterative
21 6 - The age's privilege
21 6 - Causation mental
21 6 - Evident impossibilities
21 6 - Philosophical blunders
21 6 - Scientific foreknowing
22 1 - Ignorant idolatry
22 1 - Mankind redeemed
22 1 - Gods of the heathen
22 1 - Jehovah a tribal deity
22 1 - Mere negation
22 1 - Right methods
22 2 - False claims annihilated
22 2 - The genus of error
22 2 - Evil let loose
22 2 - Animal tendency
22 3 - Children's tractability
22 3 - Teaching children
22 3 - The dragon as a type
22 3 - The sting of the serpent
22 3 - The conflict with purity
22 4 - Shame the effect of sin
22 4 - Material pleasures
22 4 - Sin and penalty
22 5 - - Prayer -
22 5 - Veritable devotion
22 5 - The traitor's conspiracy
22 5 - Gethsemane glorified
22 5 - Narrow pathway
22 6 - Pure religion enthroned
22 6 - Native nothingness of sin
22 6 - Angelic offices
23 1 - Divine synonyms
23 1 - Divine personality
23 1 - Right interpretation
23 1 - All force mental
23 2 - Mind the only cause
23 2 - Useful knowledge
23 2 - Salvation is through reform
23 2 - Perfection of creation
23 2 - Jurisdiction of Mind
23 2 - One primal cause
23 3 - Renewed selfhood
23 3 - The one real power
23 3 - Denials of divine power
23 3 - God's allness learned
23 4 - Indestructible relationship
23 4 - Spiritual law the only law
23 4 - Lawful wonders
23 4 - Belief and understanding
23 5 - Ever-appearing creation
23 5 - Multiplication of pure ideas
23 5 - Divine nature appearing
23 5 - Spiritual subdivision
23 6 - Salvation is through reform
23 6 - The infinite one Spirit
23 6 - Scientific evidence
23 6 - Infinity measureless
23 6 - Forgetfulness of self
24 1 - Optical illustration of Science
24 1 - Judgment on error
24 1 - The true worship
24 1 - Anthropomorphism
24 1 - More than profession required
24 1 - Laws of nature spiritual
24 1 - Belief and understanding
24 1 - Refuge and strength
24 2 - Love frees from fear
24 2 - Ghost-stories inducing fear
24 2 - No laws of matter
24 2 - Impotence of hate
24 3 - Asking amiss
24 3 - Fidelity required
24 3 - The doom of sin
24 3 - Spirit transforms
24 3 - Healthful explanation
24 3 - Eloquent silence
24 4 - Serving two masters
24 4 - Anatomy defined
24 4 - Advancement by sacrifice
24 5 - Salvation is through reform
24 5 - Man not structural
24 5 - Disease mental
24 5 - Intentions respected
24 5 - A stately advance
24 5 - Christian history
24 6 - Divine providence
24 6 - Vision opening
24 6 - Christ the ideal Truth
24 6 - Steadfast and calm trust
25 1 - Mortals unlike immortals
25 1 - Divine propagation
25 1 - Spiritual harmony
25 1 - Spiritual spheres
25 1 - God the Principle of all
25 1 - Lawful wonders
25 2 - Mental propagation
25 2 - Celestial evidence
25 2 - Man unfallen
25 2 - Beatific presence
25 2 - God's creation intact
25 3 - Spiritual ideas apprehended
25 3 - Mental tillage
25 3 - Embryonic evolution
25 3 - Mindless methods
25 3 - Elementary electricity
25 3 - Unscientific introspection
25 4 - First evil suggestion
25 4 - The ascent of species
25 4 - Stages of existence
25 4 - Emergence of mortals
25 4 - Human frailty
25 4 - Fleshly ties temporal
25 5 - Spiritual thoughts
25 5 - Sickness as only thought
25 5 - Truth calms the thought
25 5 - Better basis than embryology
25 6 - -27- True idea of man
25 6 - Unfolding of thoughts
25 6 - Spiritual discovery
25 6 - Perfection requisite
25 6 - A bright outlook
26 1 - Christian Science discovered
26 1 - The author's experiments in medicine
26 1 - Discontent with life
26 1 - Solitary research
26 1 - A definite rule discovered
26 2 - The new Evangel
26 2 - Truth's volume
26 2 - Scriptural foundations
26 3 - How healing was lost
26 3 - The demonstration lost and found
26 3 - Christian Science as old as God
26 3 - The salt of the earth
26 3 - Practical success
26 4 - Proof by induction
26 4 - Disease far more docile than iniquity
26 4 - Healing early lost
26 4 - Help and hindrance
26 4 - Conforming to explicit rules
26 4 - Love the incentive
26 5 - The Christ-mission
26 5 - Ancient spiritualism
26 5 - A divine response
26 5 - The true and living rock
26 5 - Spiritual Eucharist
26 6 - The chalice sacrificial
26 6 - God's law destroys evil
26 6 - Judgment on error
26 6 - Key to the kingdom
26 6 - The city of our God

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