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July 5,1908

Subject: 01

GOD.

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-- Golden Text --

Psalm 119:68

    68 Thou art good, and doest good;
teach me thy statutes.


Responsive Reading


Isaiah 41:8-20

    8 But thou, Israel, art my servant,
Jacob whom I have chosen, the seed of
Abraham my friend.

    9 Thou whom I have taken from the
ends of the earth, and called thee
from the chief men thereof, and said
unto thee, Thou art my servant; I
have chosen thee, and not cast thee
away.

    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.

    14 Fear not, thou worm Jacob, and
ye men of Israel; I will help thee,
saith the Lord, and thy redeemer, the
Holy One of Israel.

    15 Behold, I will make thee a new
sharp threshing instrument having
teeth: thou shalt thresh the
mountains, and beat them small, and
shalt make the hills as chaff.

    16 Thou shalt fan them, and the
wind shall carry them away, and the
whirlwind shall scatter them: and
thou shalt rejoice in the Lord, and
shalt glory in the Holy One of
Israel.

    17 When the poor and needy seek
water, and there is none, and their
tongue faileth for thirst, I the Lord
will hear them, I the God of Israel
will not forsake them.

    18 I will open rivers in high
places, and fountains in the midst of
the valleys: I will make the
wilderness a pool of water, and the
dry land springs of water.

    19 I will plant in the wilderness
the cedar, the shittah tree, and the
myrtle, and the oil tree; I will set
in the desert the fir tree, and the
pine, and the box tree together:

    20 That they may see, and know, and
consider, and understand together,
that the hand of the Lord hath done
this, and the Holy One of Israel hath
created it.


Section 1


Exodus 3:13-15

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

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

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

***
Psalm 68:4,5

    4 Sing unto God, sing praises to
his name: extol him that rideth upon
the heavens by his name JAH, and
rejoice before him.

    5 A father of the fatherless, and a
judge of the widows, is God in his
holy habitation.
Psalm 119:137,140

    137 Righteous art thou, O Lord, and
upright are thy judgments.

    140 Thy word is very pure:
therefore thy servant loveth it.

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


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

587:5 Chapter 17: Glossary
(GOD)

    GOD. The great I AM; the all-knowing, all-seeing, all-acting, all-wise, all-loving, and eternal; Principle; Mind; Soul; Spirit; Life; Truth; Love; all substance; intelligence.

588:20 Chapter 17: Glossary

    (I AM)
    I AM. God; incorporeal and eternal Mind; divine Principle; the only Ego.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 256:9-27


    (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."


    (No divine corporeality)
    The everlasting I AM is not bounded nor compressed within the narrow limits of physical humanity, nor can He be understood aright through mortal concepts. The precise form of God must be of small importance in comparison with the sublime question, What is infinite Mind or divine Love?
    Who is it that demands our obedience? He who, in the language of Scripture, "doeth according to His will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth; and none can stay His hand, or say unto Him, What doest Thou?"
    No form nor physical combination is adequate to represent infinite Love. A finite and material sense of God leads to formalism and narrowness; it chills the spirit of Christianity.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 257:27

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

596:3 Chapter 17: Glossary
(UNKNOWN)

    Paganism and agnosticism may define Deity as "the great unknowable;" but Christian Science brings God much nearer to man, and makes Him better known as the All-in-all, forever near.


Section 2


Psalm 18:30-32

    30 As for God, his way is perfect:
the word of the Lord is tried: he is a
buckler to all those that trust in
him.

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

    32 It is God that girdeth me with
strength, and maketh my way perfect.

***
Jeremiah 51:10,15,16

    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.

    16 When he uttereth his voice,
there is a multitude of waters in the
heavens; and he causeth the vapours
to ascend from the ends of the earth:
he maketh lightnings with rain, and
bringeth forth the wind out of his
treasures.

***
John 3:8

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

***
Acts 2:1-4

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

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

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

    4 And they were all filled with the
Holy Ghost, and began to speak with
other tongues, as the Spirit gave
them utterance.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 259:23-24


    (Immortal models)
    God, Spirit, works spiritually, not materially.

597:27-29 Chapter 17: Glossary
(WIND)

    WIND. That which indicates the might of omnipotence and the movements of God's spiritual government, encompassing all things.

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.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 263:7-10


    (Mortal man a mis-creator)
    When mortal man blends his thoughts of existence with the spiritual and works only as God works, he will no longer grope in the dark and cling to earth because he has not tasted heaven.


Section 3


Psalm 119:142,144,165

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

    144 The righteousness of thy
testimonies is everlasting: give me
understanding, and I shall live.

    165 Great peace have they which
love thy law: and nothing shall
offend them.
Psalm 19:7,8

    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.

***
Isaiah 51:4,7

    4 #Hearken unto me, my people; and
give ear unto me, O my nation: for a
law shall proceed from me, and I will
make my judgment to rest for a light
of the people.

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

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 381:15-16


    (No laws of matter)
    God is the lawmaker, but He is not the author of barbarous codes.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 184:12-18


    (Belief and understanding)
    Truth, Life, and Love are the only legitimate and eternal demands on man, and they are spiritual lawgivers, enforcing obedience through divine statutes.
    (Laws of human belief)
    Controlled by the divine intelligence, man is harmonious and eternal. Whatever is governed by a false belief is discordant and mortal.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 555:23-27


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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 229:19


    (Self-constituted law)
    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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 307:26


    (Higher statutes)
    Man was not created from a material basis, nor bidden to obey material laws which Spirit never made; his province is in spiritual statutes, in the higher law of Mind.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 134:31-8


    (Basis of miracles)
    A miracle fulfils God's law, but does not violate that law. This fact at present seems more mysterious than the miracle itself. The Psalmist sang: "What ailed thee, O thou sea, that thou fleddest? Thou Jordan, that thou wast driven back? Ye mountains, that ye skipped like rams, and ye little hills, like lambs? Tremble, thou earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob." The miracle introduces no disorder, but unfolds the primal order, establishing the Science of God's unchangeable law.


Section 4


Psalm 86:3-5,11-13

    3 Be merciful unto me, O Lord: for
I cry unto thee daily.

    4 Rejoice the soul of thy servant:
for unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my
soul.

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

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

    12 I will praise thee, O Lord my
God, with all my heart: and I will
glorify thy name for evermore.

    13 For great is thy mercy toward
me: and thou hast delivered my soul
from the lowest hell.
Psalm 130:3,4,7

    3 If thou, Lord, shouldest mark
iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand?

    4 But there is forgiveness with
thee, that thou mayest be feared.

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

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.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 12:27


    (Love impartial and universal)
    Does Deity interpose in behalf of one worshipper, and not help another who offers the same measure of prayer? If the sick recover because they pray or are prayed for audibly, only petitioners (per se or by proxy) should get well. 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."

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 99:2-9(to .


    (Key to the kingdom)
    Human philosophy, ethics, and superstition afford no demonstrable divine Principle by which mortals can escape from sin; yet to escape from sin, is what the Bible demands. "Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling," says the apostle, and he straightway adds: "for it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure" (Philippians ii. 12, 13). T

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 540:11


    (Cleansing upheaval)
    In moral chemicalization, when the symptoms of evil, illusion, are aggravated, we may think in our ignorance that the Lord hath wrought an evil; but we ought to know that God's law uncovers so-called sin and its effects, only that Truth may annihilate all sense of evil and all power to sin.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 339:1-8

  (- MORTAL MIND - Sin)


    (-30- Divine pardon)
    XXX. The destruction of sin is the divine method of pardon. Divine Life destroys death, Truth destroys error, and Love destroys hate. Being destroyed, sin needs no other form of forgiveness. Does not God's pardon, destroying any one sin, prophesy and involve the final destruction of all sin?
    (-31- Evil not produced by God)
    XXXI. Since God is All, there is no room for His unlikeness.


Section 5


Psalm 22:27,28

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

    28 For the kingdom is the Lord's:
and he is the governor among the
nations.
Psalm 15:1,2

    1 Lord, who shall abide in thy
tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy
holy hill?

    2 He that walketh uprightly, and
worketh righteousness, and speaketh
the truth in his heart.

***
Zechariah 6:15

    15 And they that are far off shall
come and build in the temple of the
Lord, and ye shall know that the Lord
of hosts hath sent me unto you. And
this shall come to pass, if ye will
diligently obey the voice of the Lord
your God.
Zechariah 8:7,8

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

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

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.

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.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 180:25


    (Wrong and right way)
    When man is governed by God, the ever-present Mind who understands all things, man knows that with God all things are possible. The only way to this living Truth, which heals the sick, is found in the Science of divine Mind as taught and demonstrated by Christ Jesus.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 494:30-2

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


    (Followers of Jesus)
    Our Master cast out devils (evils) and healed the sick. It should be said of his followers also, that they cast fear and all evil out of themselves and others and heal the sick. God will heal the sick through man, whenever man is governed by God.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 427:23


    (Mortality vanquished)
    Immortal Mind, governing all, must be acknowledged as supreme in the physical realm, so-called, as well as in the spiritual.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 213:11-12


    (Good indefinable) Every step towards goodness is a departure from materiality, and is a tendency towards God, Spirit.


Section 6


Psalm 24:1-5

    1 The earth is the Lord's, and the
fulness thereof; the world, and they
that dwell therein.

    2 For he hath founded it upon the
seas, and established it upon the
floods.

    3 Who shall ascend into the hill of
the Lord? or who shall stand in his
holy place?

    4 He that hath clean hands, and a
pure heart; who hath not lifted up
his soul unto vanity, nor sworn
deceitfully.

    5 He shall receive the blessing
from the Lord, and righteousness from
the God of his salvation.

***
Revelation 14:1,5-7

    1 And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb
stood on the mount Sion, and with him
an hundred forty and four thousand,
having his Father's name written in
their foreheads.

    5 And in their mouth was found no
guile: for they are without fault
before the throne of God.

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

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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 510:28-1


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

587:25 Chapter 17: Glossary
(HEAVEN)

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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 231:16


    (Destruction of all evil)
    God is not the author of mortal discords. Therefore we accept the conclusion that discords have only a fabulous existence, are mortal beliefs which divine Truth and Love destroy.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 304:16


    (Harmony natural)
    Harmony is produced by its Principle, is controlled by it and abides with it. Divine Principle is the Life of man. Man's happiness is not, therefore, at the disposal of physical sense. Truth is not contaminated by error. Harmony in man is as beautiful as in music, and discord is unnatural, unreal.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 390:7


    (Ultimate harmony)
    It is our ignorance of God, the divine Principle, which produces apparent discord, and the right understanding of Him restores harmony. Truth will at length compel us all to exchange the pleasures and pains of sense for the joys of Soul.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 336:25-28

  (- MORTAL MIND - Material senses)


    (-24- God the parent Mind)
    XXIV. God, the divine Principle of man, and man in God's likeness are inseparable, harmonious, and eternal. The Science of being furnishes the rule of perfection, and brings immortality to light.

Subheadings in this lesson

01 1 - Anthropomorphism
01 1 - I AM
01 1 - Tritheism impossible
01 1 - No divine corporeality
01 1 - Inexhaustible divine Love
01 2 - Immortal models
01 2 - Ever-appearing creation
01 2 - Mortal man a mis-creator
01 3 - No laws of matter
01 3 - Belief and understanding
01 3 - Laws of human belief
01 3 - The origin of divinity
01 3 - Self-constituted law
01 3 - Higher statutes
01 3 - Basis of miracles
01 4 - Destruction of all evil
01 4 - Love impartial and universal
01 4 - Key to the kingdom
01 4 - Cleansing upheaval
01 4 - -30- Divine pardon
01 4 - -31- Evil not produced by God
01 5 - Proper self-government
01 5 - All evil unnatural
01 5 - Wrong and right way
01 5 - Followers of Jesus
01 5 - Mortality vanquished
01 5 - Good indefinable
01 6 - Spiritual subdivision
01 6 - Destruction of all evil
01 6 - Harmony natural
01 6 - Ultimate harmony
01 6 - -24- God the parent Mind


July 12,1908

Subject: 02

SACRAMENT.

oo1o



-- Golden Text --

I Corinthians 12:13

    13 For by one Spirit are we all
baptized into one body, whether we be
Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond
or free; and have been all made to
drink into one Spirit.


Responsive Reading


Luke 22:1,14,24-30,35,66-69

    1 Now the feast of unleavened
bread drew nigh, which is called the
Passover.

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

    24 #And there was also a strife
among them, which of them should be
accounted the greatest.

    25 And he said unto them, The kings
of the Gentiles exercise lordship
over them; and they that exercise
authority upon them are called
benefactors.

    26 But ye shall not be so: but he
that is greatest among you, let him
be as the younger; and he that is
chief, as he that doth serve.

    27 For whether is greater, he that
sitteth at meat, or he that serveth?
is not he that sitteth at meat? but I
am among you as he that serveth.

    28 Ye are they which have continued
with me in my temptations.

    29 And I appoint unto you a
kingdom, as my Father hath appointed
unto me;

    30 That ye may eat and drink at my
table in my kingdom, and sit on
thrones judging the twelve tribes of
Israel.

    35 And he said unto them, When I
sent you without purse, and scrip,
and shoes, lacked ye any thing? And
they said, Nothing.

    66 #And as soon as it was day, the
elders of the people and the chief
priests and the scribes came
together, and led him into their
council, saying,

    67 Art thou the Christ? tell us.
And he said unto them, If I tell you,
ye will not believe:

    68 And if I also ask you, ye will
not answer me, nor let me go.

    69 Hereafter shall the Son of man
sit on the right hand of the power of
God.


Section 1


Exodus 12:21,26,27

    21 #Then Moses called for all the
elders of Israel, and said unto them,
Draw out and take you a lamb
according to your families, and kill
the passover.

    26 And it shall come to pass, when
your children shall say unto you, What
mean ye by this service?

    27 That ye shall say, It is the
sacrifice of the Lord's passover, who
passed over the houses of the
children of Israel in Egypt, when he
smote the Egyptians, and delivered
our houses. And the people bowed the
head and worshipped.

***
Ezra 6:20,21

    20 For the priests and the Levites
were purified together, all of them
were pure, and killed the passover
for all the children of the
captivity, and for their brethren the
priests, and for themselves.

    21 And the children of Israel,
which were come again out of
captivity, and all such as had
separated themselves unto them from
the filthiness of the heathen of the
land, to seek the Lord God of Israel,
did eat,

***
Luke 22:15,16

    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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 32:28-17


    (Jesus' sad repast)
    The Passover, which Jesus ate with his disciples in the month Nisan on the night before his crucifixion, was a mournful occasion, a sad supper taken at the close of day, in the twilight of a glorious career with shadows fast falling around; and this supper closed forever Jesus' ritualism or concessions to matter.
    (Heavenly supplies)
    His followers, sorrowful and silent, anticipating the hour of their Master's betrayal, partook of the heavenly manna, which of old had fed in the wilderness the persecuted followers of Truth. Their bread indeed came down from heaven. It was the great truth of spiritual being, healing the sick and casting out error. Their Master had explained it all before, and now this bread was feeding and sustaining them. They had borne this bread from house to house, breaking (explaining) it to others, and now it comforted themselves.
    For this truth of spiritual being, their Master was about to suffer violence and drain to the dregs his cup of sorrow. He must leave them. With the great glory of an everlasting victory overshadowing him, he gave thanks and said, "Drink ye all of it."

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 31:25

    (Painful prospect)
    Referring to the materiality of the age, Jesus said: "The hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth." Again, foreseeing the persecution which would attend the Science of Spirit, Jesus said: "They shall put you out of the synagogues; yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service; and these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father nor me."


Section 2


Matthew 13:44

    44 #Again, the kingdom of heaven is
like unto treasure hid in a field;
the which when a man hath found, he
hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and
selleth all that he hath, and buyeth
that field.

***
I Corinthians 12:1

    1 Now concerning spiritual gifts,
brethren, I would not have you
ignorant.
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.

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

***
Hebrews 8:10,13

    10 For this is the covenant that I
will make with the house of Israel
after those days, saith the Lord; I
will put my laws into their mind, and
write them in their hearts: and I
will be to them a God, and they shall
be to me a people:

    13 In that he saith, A new
covenant, he hath made the first old.
Now that which decayeth and waxeth
old is ready to vanish away.

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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 238:23


    (Unimproved opportunities)
    He who leaves all for Christ forsakes popularity and gains Christianity.

vii:15 Chapter PREFACE

    Contentment with the past and the cold conventionality of materialism are crumbling away. Ignorance of God is no longer the stepping-stone to faith. The only guarantee of obedience is a right apprehension of Him whom to know aright is Life eternal. Though empires fall, "the Lord shall reign forever."

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


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


Section 3


Psalm 118:1,5,8,17,21-23

    1 O give thanks unto the Lord; for
he is good: because his mercy
endureth for ever.

    5 I called upon the Lord in
distress: the Lord answered me, and
set me in a large place.

    8 It is better to trust in the Lord
than to put confidence in man.

    17 I shall not die, but live, and
declare the works of the Lord.

    21 I will praise thee: for thou
hast heard me, and art become my
salvation.

    22 The stone which the builders
refused is become the head stone of
the corner.

    23 This is the Lord's doing; it is
marvellous in our eyes.

***
Matthew 21:12,14,15,42

    12 #And Jesus went into the temple
of God, and cast out all them that
sold and bought in the temple, and
overthrew the tables of the
moneychangers, and the seats of them
that sold doves,

    14 And the blind and the lame came
to him in the temple; and he healed
them.

    15 And when the chief priests and
scribes saw the wonderful things that
he did, and the children crying in
the temple, and saying, Hosanna to
the Son of David; they were sore
displeased,

    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?

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 131:10,26-30


    (The error of carnality)
    The central fact of the Bible is the superiority of spiritual over physical power.
    (John the Baptist, and the Messiah)
    The mission of Jesus confirmed prophecy, and explained the so-called miracles of olden time as natural demonstrations of the divine power, demonstrations which were not understood. Jesus' works established his claim to the Messiahship.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 138:17-18,27-5

    (New era in Jesus)
    Jesus established in the Christian era the precedent for all Christianity, theology, and healing.
    (Healthful theology)
    Our Master said to every follower: "Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature! . . . Heal the sick! . . . Love thy neighbor as thyself!" It was this theology of Jesus which healed the sick and the sinning. It is his theology in this book and the spiritual meaning of this theology, which heals the sick and causes the wicked to "forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts." It was our Master's 'theology which the impious sought to destroy.
    (Marvels and reformations)
    From beginning to end, the Scriptures are full of accounts of the triumph of Spirit, Mind, over matter.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 139:15

    (Science obscured)
    The decisions by vote of Church Councils as to what should and should not be considered Holy Writ; the manifest mistakes in the ancient versions; the thirty thousand different readings in the Old Testament, and the three hundred thousand in the New, - these facts show how a mortal and material sense stole into the divine record, with its own hue darkening to some extent the inspired pages. But mistakes could neither wholly obscure the divine Science of the Scriptures seen from Genesis to Revelation, mar the demonstration of Jesus, nor annul the healing by the prophets, who foresaw that "the stone which the builders rejected" would become "the head of the corner."


Section 4


Acts 4:8-12

    8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy
Ghost, said unto them, Ye rulers of
the people, and elders of Israel,

    9 If we this day be examined of the
good deed done to the impotent man,
by what means he is made whole;

    10 Be it known unto you all, and to
all the people of Israel, that by the
name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth,
whom ye crucified, whom God raised
from the dead, even by him doth this
man stand here before you whole.

    11 This is the stone which was set
at nought of you builders, which is
become the head of the corner.

    12 Neither is there salvation in
any other: for there is none other
name under heaven given among men,
whereby we must be saved.

***
I Peter 2:1,2,5,11

    1 Wherefore laying aside all
malice, and all guile, and
hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil
speakings,

    2 As newborn babes, desire the
sincere milk of the word, that ye may
grow thereby:

    5 Ye also, as lively stones, are
built up a spiritual house, an holy
priesthood, to offer up spiritual
sacrifices, acceptable to God by
Jesus Christ.

    11 Dearly beloved, I beseech you as
strangers and pilgrims, abstain from
fleshly lusts, which war against the
soul;

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 241:23


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

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


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

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 40:25

    (Service and worship)
    Our heavenly Father, divine Love, demands that all men should follow the example of our Master and his apostles and not merely worship his personality. It is sad that the phrase divine service has come so generally to mean public worship instead of daily deeds.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 380:4


    (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."


Section 5


II Corinthians 6:1,4,6,7,14,17,18

    1 We then, as workers together
with him, beseech you also that ye
receive not the grace of God in vain.


    4 But in all things approving
ourselves as the ministers of God, in
much patience, in afflictions, in
necessities, in distresses,

    6 By pureness, by knowledge, by
longsuffering, by kindness, by the
Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned,

    7 By the word of truth, by the
power of God, by the armour of
righteousness on the right hand and
on the left,

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

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

    18 And will be a Father unto you,
and ye shall be my sons and
daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
II Corinthians 7:1

    1 Having therefore these promises,
dearly beloved, let us cleanse
ourselves from all filthiness of the
flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness
in the fear of God.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 3:12


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

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.

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 - 33:27

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


Section 6


John 14:1,12-14,19,20,27

    1 Let not your heart be troubled:
ye believe in God, believe also in
me.

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

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

    14 If ye shall ask any thing in my
name, I will do it.

    19 Yet a little while, and the
world seeth me no more; but ye see
me: because I live, ye shall live
also.

    20 At that day ye shall know that I
am in my Father, and ye in me, and I
in you.

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

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 34:18-23,29-32


    (Fellowship with Christ)
    Through all the disciples experienced, they became more spiritual and understood better what the Master had taught. His resurrection was also their resurrection. It helped them to raise themselves and others from spiritual dulness and blind belief in God into the perception of infinite possibilities.
    (The last breakfast)
    What a contrast between our Lord's last supper and his last spiritual breakfast with his disciples in the bright morning hours at the joyful meeting on the shore of the Galilean Sea!

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 35:6-29

    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.
    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 - Jesus' sad repast
02 1 - Heavenly supplies
02 1 - Painful prospect
02 2 - Advancement by sacrifice
02 2 - Unimproved opportunities
02 2 - Help and hindrance
02 3 - The error of carnality
02 3 - John the Baptist, and the Messiah
02 3 - New era in Jesus
02 3 - Healthful theology
02 3 - Marvels and reformations
02 3 - Science obscured
02 4 - Spirit transforms
02 4 - Complete emulation
02 4 - Service and worship
02 4 - Fevers the effect of fear
02 5 - The spiritual mathematics
02 5 - Jesus' sinless career
02 5 - Healing primary
02 5 - Incisive questions
02 6 - Fellowship with Christ
02 6 - The last breakfast
02 6 - Spiritual Eucharist


July 19,1908

Subject: 03

LIFE.

o1oo



-- Golden Text --

Psalm 119:144

    144 The righteousness of thy
testimonies is everlasting: give me
understanding, and I shall live.


Responsive Reading


Colossians 3:1-15

    1 If ye then be risen with Christ,
seek those things which are above,
where Christ sitteth on the right
hand of God.

    2 Set your affection on things
above, not on things on the earth.

    3 For ye are dead, and your life is
hid with Christ in God.

    4 When Christ, who is our life,
shall appear, then shall ye also
appear with him in glory.

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

    6 For which things' sake the wrath
of God cometh on the children of
disobedience:

    7 In the which ye also walked some
time, when ye lived in them.

    8 But now ye also put off all
these; anger, wrath, malice,
blasphemy, filthy communication out
of your mouth.

    9 Lie not one to another, seeing
that ye have put off the old man with
his deeds;

    10 And have put on the new man,
which is renewed in knowledge after
the image of him that created him:

    11 Where there is neither Greek nor
Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision,
Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free:
but Christ is all, and in all.

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

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

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

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


Section 1


Psalm 42:1,2

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

    2 My soul thirsteth for God, for
the living God: when shall I come and
appear before God?
Psalm 84:2

    2 My soul longeth, yea, even
fainteth for the courts of the Lord:
my heart and my flesh crieth out for
the living God.

***
Jeremiah 10:10(to :)

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

***
Daniel 6:25,26

    25 #Then king Darius wrote unto all
people, nations, and languages, that
dwell in all the earth; Peace be
multiplied unto you.

    26 I make a decree, That in every
dominion of my kingdom men tremble
and fear before the God of Daniel:
for he is the living God, and
stedfast for ever, and his kingdom
that which shall not be destroyed,
and his dominion shall be even unto
the end.

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.

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


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 283:6-7,13-27


    (Source of all life and action)
    Mind is the same Life, Love, and wisdom "yesterday, and to-day, and forever."
    But what say prevalent theories? They insist that Life, or God, is one and the same with material life so-called. They speak of both Truth and error as mind, and of good and evil as spirit. They claim that to be life which is but the objective state of material sense, - such as the structural life of the tree and of material man, - and deem this the manifestation of the one Life, God.
    (Spiritual structure)
    This false belief as to what really constitutes life so detracts from God's character and nature, that the true sense of His power is lost to all who cling to this falsity. The divine Principle, or Life, cannot be practically demonstrated in length of days, as it was by the patriarchs, unless its Science be accurately stated.

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


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


Section 2


Deuteronomy 4:1,12,15,16,19

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

    12 And the Lord spake unto you out
of the midst of the fire: ye heard the
voice of the words, but saw no
similitude; only ye heard a voice.

    15 Take ye therefore good heed unto
yourselves; for ye saw no manner of
similitude on the day that the Lord
spake unto you in Horeb out of the
midst of the fire:

    16 Lest ye corrupt yourselves, and
make you a graven image, the
similitude of any figure, the
likeness of male or female,

    19 And lest thou lift up thine eyes
unto heaven, and when thou seest the
sun, and the moon, and the stars,
even all the host of heaven,
shouldest be driven to worship them,
and serve them, which the Lord thy
God hath divided unto all nations
under the whole heaven.

***
Revelation 21:9,10,22,23

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

    10 And he carried me away in the
spirit to a great and high mountain,
and shewed me that great city, the
holy Jerusalem, descending out of
heaven from God,

    22 And I saw no temple therein: for
the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb
are the temple of it.

    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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 309:29


    (Life never structural)
    Life is never for a moment extinct. Therefore it is never structural nor organic, and is never absorbed nor limited by its own formations.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 249:18-20(to .)


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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 550:15


    (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. If Life has any starting-point whatsoever, then the great I AM is a myth. If Life is God, as the Scriptures imply, then Life is not embryonic, it is infinite. An egg is an impossible enclosure for Deity.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 83:21-25


    (Conflicting standpoints)
    It is contrary to Christian Science to suppose that life is either material or organically spiritual. Between Christian Science and all forms of superstition a great gulf is fixed, as impassable as that between Dives and Lazarus.


Section 3


Psalm 33:8,9

    8 Let all the earth fear the Lord:
let all the inhabitants of the world
stand in awe of him.

    9 For he spake, and it was done; he
commanded, and it stood fast.

***
Deuteronomy 27:4-6

    4 Therefore it shall be when ye be
gone over Jordan, that ye shall set up
these stones, which I command you
this day, in mount Ebal, and thou
shalt plaister them with plaister.

    5 And there shalt thou build an
altar unto the Lord thy God, an altar
of stones: thou shalt not lift up any
iron tool upon them.

    6 Thou shalt build the altar of the
Lord thy God of whole stones: and
thou shalt offer burnt offerings
thereon unto the Lord thy God:

***
Colossians 2:8-10

    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.

    9 For in him dwelleth all the
fulness of the Godhead bodily.

    10 And ye are complete in him,
which is the head of all principality
and power:

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 325:10


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

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.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 76:22-29


    (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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 519:9-11


    (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.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 353:16(begin Perfection)-19


    (Superstition obsolete) Perfection underlies reality. Without perfection, nothing is wholly real. All things will continue to disappear, until perfection appears and reality is reached.


Section 4


Matthew 19:16-21

    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.

    18 He saith unto him, Which? Jesus
said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou
shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt
not steal, Thou shalt not bear false
witness,

    19 Honour thy father and thy
mother: and, Thou shalt love thy
neighbour as thyself.

    20 The young man saith unto him,
All these things have I kept from my
youth up: what lack I yet?

    21 Jesus said unto him, If thou
wilt be perfect, go and sell that
thou hast, and give to the poor, and
thou shalt have treasure in heaven:
and come and follow me.

***
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.

***
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.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 95:5-10


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

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 14:25


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

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


    (Scientific finalities)
    The admission to one's self that man is God's own likeness sets man free to master the infinite idea. This conviction shuts the door on death, and opens it wide towards immortality. The understanding and recognition of Spirit must finally come, and we may as well improve our time in solving the mysteries of being through an apprehension of divine Principle.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 22:11


    (Wait for reward)
    "Work out your own salvation," is the demand of Life and Love, for to this end God worketh with you. "Occupy till I come!" Wait for your reward, and "be not weary in well doing." If your endeavors are beset by fearful odds, and you receive no present reward, go not back to error, nor become a sluggard in the race.

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.


Section 5


John 8:51

    51 Verily, verily, I say unto you,
If a man keep my saying, he shall
never see death.
John 5:24,25

    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.

***
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.

    2 For in this we groan, earnestly
desiring to be clothed upon with our
house which is from heaven:

    3 If so be that being clothed we
shall not be found naked.

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

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 426:16-28


    (Our footsteps heavenward)
    When it is learned that disease cannot destroy life, and that mortals are not saved from sin or sickness by death, this understanding will quicken into newness of life. It will master either a desire to die or a dread of the grave, and thus destroy the great fear that besets mortal existence.
    (Christian standard)
    The relinquishment of all faith in death and also of the fear of its sting would raise the standard of health and morals far beyond its present elevation, and would enable us to hold the banner of Christianity aloft with unflinching faith in God, in Life eternal.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 427:1

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

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 430:7

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


Section 6


Isaiah 25:6-8

    6 #And in this mountain shall the
Lord of hosts make unto all people a
feast of fat things, a feast of wines
on the lees, of fat things full of
marrow, of wines on the lees well
refined.

    7 And he will destroy in this
mountain the face of the covering
cast over all people, and the vail
that is spread over all nations.

    8 He will swallow up death in
victory; and the Lord God will wipe
away tears from off all faces; and
the rebuke of his people shall he
take away from off all the earth: for
the Lord hath spoken it.

***
Matthew 14:34-36

    34 #And when they were gone over,
they came into the land of
Gennesaret.

    35 And when the men of that place
had knowledge of him, they sent out
into all that country round about,
and brought unto him all that were
diseased;

    36 And besought him that they might
only touch the hem of his garment:
and as many as touched were made
perfectly whole.

***
Romans 5:20(begin But),21

***
But where sin abounded, grace did
much more abound:

    21 That as sin hath reigned unto
death, even so might grace reign
through righteousness unto eternal
life by Jesus Christ our Lord.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 324:7


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

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 410:4


    (Life eternal and present)
    "This is life eternal," says Jesus, - is, not shall be; and then he defines everlasting life as a present knowledge of his Father and of himself, - the knowledge of Love, Truth, and Life. "This is life eternal, that they might know Thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom Thou hast sent." 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.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 191:8


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

Subheadings in this lesson

03 1 - Real Life is God
03 1 - Living temple
03 1 - Source of all life and action
03 1 - Spiritual structure
03 1 - Jesus' sinless career
03 2 - Life never structural
03 2 - Illusive dreams
03 2 - Stages of existence
03 2 - Conflicting standpoints
03 3 - Indestructible being
03 3 - -26- Purity the path to perfection
03 3 - Immaterial pleasure
03 3 - Infinity measureless
03 3 - Superstition obsolete
03 4 - Spiritual insight
03 4 - Spiritualized consciousness
03 4 - Scientific finalities
03 4 - Wait for reward
03 4 - Proof in practice
03 5 - Our footsteps heavenward
03 5 - Christian standard
03 5 - Life not contingent on matter
03 5 - Life all-inclusive
03 6 - Narrow pathway
03 6 - Life eternal and present
03 6 - The immortal birth


July 26,1908

Subject: 04

TRUTH.

1ooo



-- Golden Text --

Psalm 25:5

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


Responsive Reading


John 14:5-17

    5 Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we
know not whither thou goest; and how
can we know the way?

    6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the
way, the truth, and the life: no man
cometh unto the Father, but by me.

    7 If ye had known me, ye should
have known my Father also: and from
henceforth ye know him, and have seen
him.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    14 If ye shall ask any thing in my
name, I will do it.

    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.


Section 1


Psalm 96:1-3,6

    1 O sing unto the Lord a new song:
sing unto the Lord, all the earth.

    2 Sing unto the Lord, bless his
name; shew forth his salvation from
day to day.

    3 Declare his glory among the
heathen, his wonders among all
people.

    6 Honour and majesty are before
him: strength and beauty are in his
sanctuary.
Psalm 100:5

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

***
Deuteronomy 32:3,4

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

    4 He is the Rock, his work is
perfect: for all his ways are
judgment: a God of truth and without
iniquity, just and right is he.

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


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 273:3-7

    (God the Principle of all)
    The physical senses can take no cognizance of God and spiritual Truth. Human belief has sought out many inventions, but not one of them can solve the problem of being without the divine Principle of divine Science.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 272:3-5

    (Spirituality of Scripture)
    The spiritual sense of truth must be gained before Truth can be understood. This sense is assimilated only as we are honest, unselfish, loving, and meek.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 127:4


    (Science and Christianity)
    If God, the All-in-all, be the creator of the spiritual universe, including man, then everything entitled to a classification as truth, or Science, must be comprised in a knowledge or understanding of God, for there can be nothing beyond illimitable divinity.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 281:14


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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 516:4-12


    (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)
    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.


Section 2


Jeremiah 5:1-3

    1 Run ye to and fro through the
streets of Jerusalem, and see now,
and know, and seek in the broad
places thereof, if ye can find a man,
if there be any that executeth
judgment, that seeketh the truth; and
I will pardon it.

    2 And though they say, The Lord
liveth; surely they swear falsely.

    3 O Lord, are not thine eyes upon
the truth? thou hast stricken them,
but they have not grieved; thou hast
consumed them, but they have refused
to receive correction: they have made
their faces harder than a rock; they
have refused to return.
Jeremiah 4:1,2

    1 If thou wilt return, O Israel,
saith the Lord, return unto me: and
if thou wilt put away thine
abominations out of my sight, then
shalt thou not remove.

    2 And thou shalt swear, The Lord
liveth, in truth, in judgment, and in
righteousness; and the nations shall
bless themselves in him, and in him
shall they glory.

***
Psalm 5:4

    4 For thou art not a God that hath
pleasure in wickedness: neither shall
evil dwell with thee.
Psalm 111:7,8

    7 The works of his hands are verity
and judgment; all his commandments
are sure.

    8 They stand fast for ever and
ever, and are done in truth and
uprightness.

***
Romans 9:14

    14 What shall we say then? Is there
unrighteousness with God? God forbid.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 539:19


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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 537:10-16

    (Justice and recompense)
    In the first chapter of Genesis, evil has no local habitation nor name. Creation is there represented as spiritual, entire, and good. "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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 540:5

    (Cleansing upheaval)
    In Isaiah we read: "I make peace, and create evil. I the Lord do all these things;" but the prophet referred to divine law as stirring up the belief in evil to its utmost, when bringing it to the surface and reducing it to its common denominator, nothingness. The muddy river-bed must be stirred in order to purify the stream. In moral chemicalization, when the symptoms of evil, illusion, are aggravated, we may think in our ignorance that the Lord hath wrought an evil; but we ought to know that God's law uncovers so-called sin and its effects, only that Truth may annihilate all sense of evil and all power to sin.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 555:6

    (Ignorance the sign of error)
    An inquirer once said to the discoverer of Christian Science: "I like your explanations of truth, but I do not comprehend what you say about error." This is the nature of error. The mark of ignorance is on its forehead, for it neither understands nor can be understood. Error would have itself received as mind, as if it were as real and God-created as truth; but Christian Science attributes to error neither entity nor power, because error is neither mind nor the outcome of Mind.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 287:10-13


    (Divine allness)
    In Science, Truth is divine, and the infinite God can have no unlikeness. Did God, Truth, create error? No! "Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?"


Section 3


Psalm 98:1-3

    1 O sing unto the Lord a new song;
for he hath done marvellous things:
his right hand, and his holy arm,
hath gotten him the victory.

    2 The Lord hath made known his
salvation: his righteousness hath he
openly shewed in the sight of the
heathen.

    3 He hath remembered his mercy and
his truth toward the house of Israel:
all the ends of the earth have seen
the salvation of our God.

***
Job 35:13

    13 Surely God will not hear vanity,
neither will the Almighty regard it.
Job 36:3-7

    3 I will fetch my knowledge from
afar, and will ascribe righteousness
to my Maker.

    4 For truly my words shall not be
false: he that is perfect in
knowledge is with thee.

    5 Behold, God is mighty, and
despiseth not any: he is mighty in
strength and wisdom.

    6 He preserveth not the life of the
wicked: but giveth right to the poor.


    7 He withdraweth not his eyes from
the righteous: but with kings are they
on the throne; yea, he doth establish
them for ever, and they are exalted.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 287:17-14


    (Divine allness)
    Neither understanding nor truth accompanies error, nor is error the offshoot of Mind. Evil calls itself something, when it is nothing. It saith, "I am man, but I am not the image and likeness of God;" whereas the Scriptures declare that man was made in God's likeness.
    (Error unveiled)
    Error is false, mortal belief; it is illusion, without spiritual identity or foundation, and it has no real existence. The supposition that life, substance, and intelligence are in matter, or of it, is an error. Matter is neither a thing nor a person, but merely the objective supposition of Spirit's opposite. 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.
    Truth cannot be contaminated by error. The statement that Truth is real necessarily includes the correlated statement, that error, Truth's unlikeness, is unreal.
    (The great conflict)
    The suppositional warfare between truth and error is only the mental conflict between the evidence of the spiritual senses and the testimony of the material senses, and this warfare between the Spirit and flesh will settle all questions through faith in and the understanding of divine Love.
    Superstition and understanding can never combine. When the final physical and moral effects of Christian Science are fully apprehended, the conflict between truth and error, understanding and belief, Science and material sense, foreshadowed by the prophets and inaugurated by Jesus, will cease, and spiritual harmony reign.


Section 4


I Thessalonians 2:13

    13 For this cause also thank we God
without ceasing, because, when ye
received the word of God which ye
heard of us, ye received it not as
the word of men, but as it is in
truth, the word of God, which
effectually worketh also in you that
believe.

***
John 3:19-21,33,34

    19 And this is the condemnation,
that light is come into the world,
and men loved darkness rather than
light, because their deeds were evil.


    20 For every one that doeth evil
hateth the light, neither cometh to
the light, lest his deeds should be
reproved.

    21 But he that doeth truth cometh
to the light, that his deeds may be
made manifest, that they are wrought
in God.

    33 He that hath received his
testimony hath set to his seal that
God is true.

    34 For he whom God hath sent
speaketh the words of God: for God
giveth not the Spirit by measure unto
him.
John 8:31,32

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

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

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


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

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 54:4-10

    (Bearing our sins)
    With the affluence of Truth, he vanquished error. The world acknowledged not his righteousness, seeing it not; but earth received the harmony his glorified example introduced.
    (Inspiration of sacrifice)
    Who is ready to follow his teaching and example? All must sooner or later plant themselves in Christ, the true idea of God.

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.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 142:4


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


Section 5


Matthew 13:36-43

    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;

    39 The enemy that sowed them is the
devil; the harvest is the end of the
world; and the reapers are the
angels.

    40 As therefore the tares are
gathered and burned in the fire; so
shall it be in the end of this world.


    41 The Son of man shall send forth
his angels, and they shall gather out
of his kingdom all things that
offend, and them which do iniquity;

    42 And shall cast them into a
furnace of fire: there shall be
wailing and gnashing of teeth.

    43 Then shall the righteous shine
forth as the sun in the kingdom of
their Father. Who hath ears to hear,
let him hear.

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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 466:26-28

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


    (Mankind redeemed)
    The Science of Christianity comes with fan in hand to separate the chaff from the wheat.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 353:7


    (The real and the unreal)
    How can a Christian, having the stronger evidence of Truth which contradicts the evidence of error, think of the latter as real or true, either in the form of sickness or of sin? All must admit that Christ is "the way, the truth, and the life," and that omnipotent Truth certainly does destroy error.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 282:14-18


    (Opposite symbols)
    A straight line finds no abiding-place in a curve, and a curve finds no adjustment to a straight line. Similarly, matter has no place in Spirit, and Spirit has no place in matter. Truth has no home in error, and error has no foothold in Truth.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 368:4


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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 538:3


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


Section 6


Psalm 96:11-13

    11 Let the heavens rejoice, and let
the earth be glad; let the sea roar,
and the fulness thereof.

    12 Let the field be joyful, and all
that is therein: then shall all the
trees of the wood rejoice

    13 Before the Lord: for he cometh,
for he cometh to judge the earth: he
shall judge the world with
righteousness, and the people with
his truth.

***
Zephaniah 3:13-15

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

    14 #Sing, O daughter of Zion;
shout, O Israel; be glad and rejoice
with all the heart, O daughter of
Jerusalem.

    15 The Lord hath taken away thy
judgments, he hath cast out thine
enemy: the king of Israel, even the
Lord, is in the midst of thee: thou
shalt not see evil any more.

***
Revelation 19:1,2(to :),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:

    2 For true and righteous are his
judgments:

    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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 293:28


    (The counterfeit forces)
    Christian Science brings to light Truth and its supremacy, universal harmony, the entireness of God, good, and the nothingness of evil.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 329:26-2

    (Error destroyed, not pardoned) The pardon of divine mercy is the destruction of error. If men understood their real spiritual source to be all blessedness, they would struggle for recourse to the spiritual and be at peace; but the deeper the error into which mortal mind is plunged, the more intense the opposition to spirituality, till error yields to Truth.
    (The hopeful outlook)
    Human resistance to divine Science weakens in proportion as mortals give up error for Truth and the understanding of being supersedes mere belief.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 55:15


    (Injustice to the Saviour)
    Truth's immortal idea is sweeping down the centuries, gathering beneath its wings the sick and sinning. My weary hope tries to realize that happy day, when man shall recognize the Science of Christ and love his neighbor as himself, - when he shall realize God's omnipotence and the healing power of the divine Love in what it has done and is doing for mankind. 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.

Subheadings in this lesson

04 1 - Vain ecstasies
04 1 - God the Principle of all
04 1 - Spirituality of Scripture
04 1 - Science and Christianity
04 1 - God and His image
04 1 - Reflected likeness
04 1 - Love imparts beauty
04 2 - A type of falsehood
04 2 - Justice and recompense
04 2 - Cleansing upheaval
04 2 - Ignorance the sign of error
04 2 - Divine allness
04 3 - Divine allness
04 3 - Error unveiled
04 3 - The great conflict
04 4 - Rebukes helpful
04 4 - Bearing our sins
04 4 - Inspiration of sacrifice
04 4 - The true sonship
04 4 - Two claims omitted
04 5 - Bruising sin's head
04 5 - Mankind redeemed
04 5 - The real and the unreal
04 5 - Opposite symbols
04 5 - Real and counterfeit
04 5 - Spiritual gateway
04 6 - The counterfeit forces
04 6 - Error destroyed, not pardoned
04 6 - The hopeful outlook
04 6 - Injustice to the Saviour


August 2,1908

Subject: 05

LOVE.

ooo1



-- Golden Text --

I John 4:10,11

    10 Herein is love, not that we
loved God, but that he loved us, and
sent his Son to be the propitiation
for our sins.

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


Responsive Reading


Titus 1:1-5

    1 Paul, a servant of God, and an
apostle of Jesus Christ, according to
the faith of God's elect, and the
acknowledging of the truth which is
after godliness;

    2 In hope of eternal life, which
God, that cannot lie, promised before
the world began;

    3 But hath in due times manifested
his word through preaching, which is
committed unto me according to the
commandment of God our Saviour;

    4 To Titus, mine own son after the
common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace,
from God the Father and the Lord
Jesus Christ our Saviour.

    5 For this cause left I thee in
Crete, that thou shouldest set in
order the things that are wanting,
and ordain elders in every city, as I
had appointed thee:
Titus 3:1-8

    1 Put them in mind to be subject
to principalities and powers, to obey
magistrates, to be ready to every good
work,

    2 To speak evil of no man, to be no
brawlers, but gentle, shewing all
meekness unto all men.

    3 For we ourselves also were
sometimes foolish, disobedient,
deceived, serving divers lusts and
pleasures, living in malice and envy,
hateful, and hating one another.

    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.

    8 This is a faithful saying, and
these things I will that thou affirm
constantly, that they which have
believed in God might be careful to
maintain good works. These things are
good and profitable unto men.


Section 1


Jeremiah 31:3

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

***
Zephaniah 3:17

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

***
I John 4:16,18,19

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

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

    19 We love him, because he first
loved us.

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


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

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


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

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 256:24


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 326:8


    (Loving God supremely)
    All nature teaches God's love to man, but man cannot love God supremely and set his whole affections on spiritual things, while loving the material or trusting in it more than in the spiritual.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 516:12-19


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 340:12

  (- MORTAL MIND - Death)


    (-Platform summation-)
    Divine Love is infinite. Therefore all that really exists is in and of God, and manifests His love.


Section 2


Isaiah 42:1

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

***
John 3:16

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

***
I John 4:9

    9 In this was manifested the love
of God toward us, because that God
sent his only begotten Son into the
world, that we might live through
him.

***
Ephesians 5:1,2

    1 Be ye therefore followers of
God, as dear children:

    2 And walk in love, as Christ also
hath loved us, and hath given himself
for us an offering and a sacrifice to
God for a sweetsmelling savour.

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

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


    (-12- Messiah or Christ)
    Christ expresses God's spiritual, eternal nature.

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

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

    (-10- Holy Ghost or Comforter)
    X. Jesus demonstrated Christ; he proved that Christ is the divine idea of God - the Holy Ghost, or Comforter, revealing the divine Principle, Love, and leading into all truth.

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


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

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 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.

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

    (The holy struggle)
    When the human element in him struggled with the divine, our great Teacher said: "Not my will, but Thine, be done!" - that is, Let not the flesh, but the Spirit, be represented in me. This is the new understanding of spiritual Love. It gives all for Christ, or Truth. It blesses its enemies, heals the sick, casts out error, raises the dead from trespasses and sins, and preaches the gospel to the poor, the meek in heart.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 26:1

    (Individual experience)
    While we adore Jesus, and the heart overflows with gratitude for what he did for mortals, - treading alone his loving pathway up to the throne of glory, in speechless agony exploring the way for us, - yet Jesus spares us not one individual experience, if we follow his commands faithfully; and all have the cup of sorrowful effort to drink in proportion to their demonstration of his love, till all are redeemed through divine Love.


Section 3


Daniel 6:4,5,12,13,16,19-22

    4 #Then the presidents and princes
sought to find occasion against Daniel
concerning the kingdom; but they
could find none occasion nor fault;
forasmuch as he was faithful, neither
was there any error or fault found in
him.

    5 Then said these men, We shall not
find any occasion against this
Daniel, except we find it against him
concerning the law of his God.

    12 Then they came near, and spake
before the king concerning the king's
decree; Hast thou not signed a
decree, that every man that shall ask
a petition of any God or man within
thirty days, save of thee, O king,
shall be cast into the den of lions?
The king answered and said, The thing
is true, according to the law of the
Medes and Persians, which altereth
not.

    13 Then answered they and said
before the king, That Daniel, which
is of the children of the captivity
of Judah, regardeth not thee, O king,
nor the decree that thou hast signed,
but maketh his petition three times a
day.

    16 Then the king commanded, and
they brought Daniel, and cast him
into the den of lions. Now the king
spake and said unto Daniel, Thy God
whom thou servest continually, he
will deliver thee.

    19 Then the king arose very early
in the morning, and went in haste
unto the den of lions.

    20 And when he came to the den, he
cried with a lamentable voice unto
Daniel: and the king spake and said
to Daniel, O Daniel, servant of the
living God, is thy God, whom thou
servest continually, able to deliver
thee from the lions?

    21 Then said Daniel unto the king,
O king, live for ever.

    22 My God hath sent his angel, and
hath shut the lions' mouths, that they
have not hurt me: forasmuch as before
him innocency was found in me; and
also before thee, O king, have I done
no hurt.

***
Acts 28:3,5

    3 And when Paul had gathered a
bundle of sticks, and laid them on
the fire, there came a viper out of
the heat, and fastened on his hand.

    5 And he shook off the beast into
the fire, and felt no harm.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 514:26-31


    (Creatures of God useful)
    Understanding the control which Love held over all, Daniel felt safe in the lions' den, and Paul proved the viper to be harmless. All of God's creatures, moving in the harmony of Science, are harmless, useful, indestructible. A realization of this grand verity was a source of strength to the ancient worthies.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 243:4


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

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 387:27-4


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


Section 4


II Samuel 18:9-12,31-33

    9 #And Absalom met the servants of
David. And Absalom rode upon a mule,
and the mule went under the thick
boughs of a great oak, and his head
caught hold of the oak, and he was
taken up between the heaven and the
earth; and the mule that was under
him went away.

    10 And a certain man saw it, and
told Joab, and said, Behold, I saw
Absalom hanged in an oak.

    11 And Joab said unto the man that
told him, And, behold, thou sawest
him, and why didst thou not smite him
there to the ground? and I would have
given thee ten shekels of silver, and
a girdle.

    12 And the man said unto Joab,
Though I should receive a thousand
shekels of silver in mine hand, yet
would I not put forth mine hand
against the king's son: for in our
hearing the king charged thee and
Abishai and Ittai, saying, Beware
that none touch the young man
Absalom.

    31 And, behold, Cushi came; and
Cushi said, Tidings, my lord the
king: for the Lord hath avenged thee
this day of all them that rose up
against thee.

    32 And the king said unto Cushi, Is
the young man Absalom safe? And Cushi
answered, The enemies of my lord the
king, and all that rise against thee
to do thee hurt, be as that young man
is.

    33 #And the king was much moved,
and went up to the chamber over the
gate, and wept: and as he went, thus
he said, O my son Absalom, my son, my
son Absalom! would God I had died for
thee, O Absalom, my son, my son!
II Samuel 19:5,6

    5 And Joab came into the house to
the king, and said, Thou hast shamed
this day the faces of all thy
servants, which this day have saved
thy life, and the lives of thy sons
and of thy daughters, and the lives
of thy wives, and the lives of thy
concubines;

    6 In that thou lovest thine
enemies, and hatest thy friends. For
thou hast declared this day, that
thou regardest neither princes nor
servants: for this day I perceive,
that if Absalom had lived, and all we
had died this day, then it had
pleased thee well.

***
Luke 6:27,32

    27 #But I say unto you which hear,
Love your enemies, do good to them
which hate you,

    32 For if ye love them which love
you, what thank have ye? for sinners
also love those that love them.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 43:32(only)


    (Divine victory)
    Love must triumph over hate.

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 60:8


    (Permanent affection) A mother's affection cannot be weaned from her child, because the mother-love includes purity and constancy, both of which are immortal. Therefore maternal affection lives on under whatever difficulties.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 234:12


    (Hospitality to health and good)
    We should love our enemies and help them on the basis of the Golden Rule; but avoid casting pearls before those who trample them under foot, thereby robbing both themselves and others.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 571:18


    (The armor of divinity)
    Clad in the panoply of Love, human hatred cannot reach you. The cement of a higher humanity will unite all interests in the one divinity.

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 57:22


    (Help and discipline)
    Human affection is not poured forth vainly, even though it meet no return. Love enriches the nature, enlarging, purifying, and elevating it. The wintry blasts of earth may uproot the flowers of affection, and scatter them to the winds; but this severance of fleshly ties serves to unite thought more closely to God, for Love supports the struggling heart until it ceases to sigh over the world and begins to unfold its wings for heaven.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 266:6


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


Section 5


II Samuel 9:2,3,6,7

    2 And there was of the house of
Saul a servant whose name was Ziba.
And when they had called him unto
David, the king said unto him, Art
thou Ziba? And he said, Thy servant
is he.

    3 And the king said, Is there not
yet any of the house of Saul, that I
may shew the kindness of God unto
him? And Ziba said unto the king,
Jonathan hath yet a son, which is
lame on his feet.

    6 Now when Mephibosheth, the son of
Jonathan, the son of Saul, was come
unto David, he fell on his face, and
did reverence. And David said,
Mephibosheth. And he answered, Behold
thy servant!

    7 #And David said unto him, Fear
not: for I will surely shew thee
kindness for Jonathan thy father's
sake, and will restore thee all the
land of Saul thy father; and thou
shalt eat bread at my table
continually.

***
James 2:15,16

    15 If a brother or sister be naked,
and destitute of daily food,

    16 And one of you say unto them,
Depart in peace, be ye warmed and
filled; notwithstanding ye give them
not those things which are needful to
the body; what doth it profit?

***
I John 3:17,18

    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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 518:13


    (Assistance in brotherhood)
    God gives the lesser idea of Himself for a link to the greater, and in return, the higher always protects the lower. The rich in spirit help the poor in one grand brotherhood, all having the same Principle, or Father; and blessed is that man who seeth his brother's need and supplieth it, seeking his own in another's good. 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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 469:30-5

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


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

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 570:14


    (Receptive hearts)
    Millions of unprejudiced minds - simple seekers for Truth, weary wanderers, athirst in the desert - are waiting and watching for rest and drink. Give them a cup of cold water in Christ's name, and never fear the consequences. What if the old dragon should send forth a new flood to drown the Christ-idea? He can neither drown your voice with its roar, nor again sink the world into the deep waters of chaos and old night. In this age the earth will help the woman; the spiritual idea will be understood. Those ready for the blessing you impart will give thanks. The waters will be pacified, and Christ will command the wave.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 234:4


    (Crumbs of comfort)
    Whatever inspires with wisdom, Truth, or Love - be it song, sermon, or Science - blesses the human family with crumbs of comfort from Christ's table, feeding the hungry and giving living waters to the thirsty.


Section 6


Mark 2:1-5,12

    1 And again he entered into
Capernaum, after some days; and it
was noised that he was in the house.

    2 And straightway many were
gathered together, insomuch that
there was no room to receive them,
no, not so much as about the door:
and he preached the word unto them.

    3 And they come unto him, bringing
one sick of the palsy, which was borne
of four.

    4 And when they could not come nigh
unto him for the press, they
uncovered the roof where he was: and
when they had broken it up, they let
down the bed wherein the sick of the
palsy lay.

    5 When Jesus saw their faith, he
said unto the sick of the palsy, Son,
thy sins be forgiven thee.

    12 And immediately he arose, took
up the bed, and went forth before
them all; insomuch that they were all
amazed, and glorified God, saying, We
never saw it on this fashion.

***
Matthew 15:30,31

    30 And great multitudes came unto
him, having with them those that were
lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many
others, and cast them down at Jesus'
feet; and he healed them:

    31 Insomuch that the multitude
wondered, when they saw the dumb to
speak, the maimed to be whole, the
lame to walk, and the blind to see:
and they glorified the God of Israel.

***
John 14:12

    12 Verily, verily, I say unto you,
He that believeth on me, the works
that I do shall he do also; and
greater works than these shall he do;
because I go unto my Father.
John 15:8,9

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

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

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 494:10

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


    (Inexhaustible divine Love) Divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need. It is not well to imagine that Jesus demonstrated the divine power to heal only for a select number or for a limited period of time, since to all mankind and in every hour, divine Love supplies all good.

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


    (Effective triumph)
    Though demonstrating his control over sin and disease, the great Teacher by no means relieved others from giving the requisite proofs of their own piety. He worked for their guidance, that they might demonstrate this power as he did and understand its divine Principle. Implicit faith in the Teacher and all the emotional love we can bestow on him, will never alone make us imitators of him. We must go and do likewise, else we are not improving the great blessings which our Master worked and suffered to bestow upon us. The divinity of the Christ was made manifest in the humanity of Jesus.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 366:12-19


    (The true physician)
    The physician who lacks sympathy for his fellow-being is deficient in human affection, and we have the apostolic warrant for asking: "He that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?" Not having this spiritual affection, the physician lacks faith in the divine Mind and has not that recognition of infinite Love which alone confers the healing power.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 367:3

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

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


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

Subheadings in this lesson

05 1 - Mercy without partiality
05 1 - Scriptures misinterpreted
05 1 - No divine corporeality
05 1 - Loving God supremely
05 1 - Love imparts beauty
05 1 - -Platform summation-
05 2 - -12- Messiah or Christ
05 2 - -10- Holy Ghost or Comforter
05 2 - Immortal achieval
05 2 - Human reconciliation
05 2 - The holy struggle
05 2 - Individual experience
05 3 - Creatures of God useful
05 3 - Ancient and modern miracles
05 3 - Christian history
05 4 - Divine victory
05 4 - Permanent affection
05 4 - Hospitality to health and good
05 4 - The armor of divinity
05 4 - Help and discipline
05 4 - Uses of adversity
05 5 - Assistance in brotherhood
05 5 - The sole governor
05 5 - Receptive hearts
05 5 - Crumbs of comfort
05 6 - Inexhaustible divine Love
05 6 - Effective triumph
05 6 - The true physician
05 6 - Genuine healing
05 6 - The robe of Science


August 9,1908

Subject: 06

SPIRIT.

oo1o



-- Golden Text --

Romans 8:16

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


Responsive Reading


II Corinthians 3:5-17

    5 Not that we are sufficient of
ourselves to think any thing as of
ourselves; but our sufficiency is of
God;

    6 Who also hath made us able
ministers of the new testament; not
of the letter, but of the spirit: for
the letter killeth, but the spirit
giveth life.

    7 But if the ministration of death,
written and engraven in stones, was
glorious, so that the children of
Israel could not stedfastly behold
the face of Moses for the glory of
his countenance; which glory was to
be done away:

    8 How shall not the ministration of
the spirit be rather glorious?

    9 For if the ministration of
condemnation be glory, much more doth
the ministration of righteousness
exceed in glory.

    10 For even that which was made
glorious had no glory in this
respect, by reason of the glory that
excelleth.

    11 For if that which is done away
was glorious, much more that which
remaineth is glorious.

    12 Seeing then that we have such
hope, we use great plainness of
speech:

    13 And not as Moses, which put a
vail over his face, that the children
of Israel could not stedfastly look
to the end of that which is
abolished:

    14 But their minds were blinded:
for until this day remaineth the same
vail untaken away in the reading of
the old testament; which vail is done
away in Christ.

    15 But even unto this day, when
Moses is read, the vail is upon their
heart.

    16 Nevertheless when it shall turn
to the Lord, the vail shall be taken
away.

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


Section 1


John 4:23,24

    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.

***
I Corinthians 2:9-12

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

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

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

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

***
Galatians 4:6

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

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


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

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

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


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

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


    (Derivatives of spirit)
    The belief that Spirit is finite as well as infinite has darkened all history. In Christian Science, Spirit, as a proper noun, is the name of the Supreme Being. It means quantity and quality, and applies exclusively to God. The modifying derivatives of the word spirit refer only to quality, not to God.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 206:32-4


    (No evil in Spirit)
    There are evil beliefs, often called evil spirits; but these evils are not Spirit, for there is no evil in Spirit. Because God is Spirit, evil becomes more apparent and obnoxious proportionately as we advance spiritually, until it disappears from our lives.

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


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


Section 2


Philipians 3:3

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

***
Galatians 5:17

    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.

***
Romans 2:28,29

    28 For he is not a Jew, which is
one outwardly; neither is that
circumcision, which is outward in the
flesh:

    29 But he is a Jew, which is one
inwardly; and circumcision is that of
the heart, in the spirit, and not in
the letter; whose praise is not of
men, but of God.
Romans 8:12,13

    12 Therefore, brethren, we are
debtors, not to the flesh, to live
after the flesh.

    13 For if ye live after the flesh,
ye shall die: but if ye through the
Spirit do mortify the deeds of the
body, ye shall live.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 278:1-7


    (Substance versus supposition)
    Is Spirit the source or creator of matter? Science reveals nothing in Spirit out of which to create matter. Divine metaphysics explains away matter. Spirit is the only substance and consciousness recognized by divine Science. The material senses oppose this, but there are no material senses, for matter has no mind.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 480:1

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


    (Spiritual reflection) 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. If there is no spiritual reflection, then there remains only the darkness of vacuity and not a trace of heavenly tints.

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

  (- MORTAL MIND - Idolatry)


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

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


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

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?

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

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


Section 3


Hebrews 4:12,13

    12 For the word of God is quick,
and powerful, and sharper than any
twoedged sword, piercing even to the
dividing asunder of soul and spirit,
and of the joints and marrow, and is
a discerner of the thoughts and
intents of the heart.

    13 Neither is there any creature
that is not manifest in his sight:
but all things are naked and opened
unto the eyes of him with whom we
have to do.
Hebrews 5:14

    14 But strong meat belongeth to
them that are of full age, even those
who by reason of use have their
senses exercised to discern both good
and evil.

***
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.

***
Matthew 13:16,17

    16 But blessed are your eyes, for
they see: and your ears, for they
hear.

    17 For verily I say unto you, That
many prophets and righteous men have
desired to see those things which ye
see, and have not seen them; and to
hear those things which ye hear, and
have not heard them.

***
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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 274:12-20


    (Five senses deceptive)
    The senses of Spirit abide in Love, and they demonstrate Truth and Life. Hence Christianity and the Science which expounds it are based on spiritual understanding, and they supersede the so-called laws of matter. Jesus demonstrated this great verity. When what we erroneously term the five physical senses are misdirected, they are simply the manifested beliefs of mortal mind, which affirm that life, substance, and intelligence are material, instead of spiritual.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 481:7-9

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


    (The fruit forbidden)
    Material sense never helps mortals to understand Spirit, God. Through spiritual sense only, man comprehends and loves Deity.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 486:23-26

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


    (Permanent sensibility)
    Sight, hearing, all the spiritual senses of man, are eternal. They cannot be lost. Their reality and immortality are in Spirit and understanding, not in matter, - hence their permanence.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 507:6


    (Spirit names and blesses)
    Spirit names and blesses all. Without natures particularly defined, objects and subjects would be obscure, and creation would be full of nameless offspring, - wanderers from the parent Mind, strangers in a tangled wilderness.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 214:32


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

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 200:20


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


Section 4


Romans 8:1,11,21-23

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

    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.

    21 Because the creature itself also
shall be delivered from the bondage
of corruption into the glorious
liberty of the children of God.

    22 For we know that the whole
creation groaneth and travaileth in
pain together until now.

    23 And not only they, but ourselves
also, which have the firstfruits of
the Spirit, even we ourselves groan
within ourselves, waiting for the
adoption, to wit, the redemption of
our body.
Romans 12:1,2

    1 I beseech you therefore,
brethren, by the mercies of God, that
ye present your bodies a living
sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God,
which is your reasonable service.

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

***
II Corinthians 3:18

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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 241:13-14


    (Spirit transforms)
    The Bible teaches transformation of the body by the renewal of Spirit.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 253:32-2

    (Patience and final perfection)
    The divine demand, "Be ye therefore perfect," is scientific, and the human footsteps leading to perfection are indispensable.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 442:19(begin When)


    (Christ the great physician) When Christ changes a belief of sin or of sickness into a better belief, then belief melts into spiritual understanding, and sin, disease, and death disappear. Christ, Truth, gives mortals temporary food and clothing until the material, transformed with the ideal, disappears, and man is clothed and fed spiritually. St. Paul says, "Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling:" Jesus said, "Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom." This truth is Christian Science.

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.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 76:32

    (Immaterial pleasure)
    The recognition of Spirit and of infinity comes not suddenly here or hereafter. The pious Polycarp said: "I cannot turn at once from good to evil." Neither do other mortals accomplish the change from error to truth at a single bound.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 485:14-19

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


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


Section 5


Jeremiah 51:53,56,57

    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.

    57 And I will make drunk her
princes, and her wise men, her
captains, and her rulers, and her
mighty men: and they shall sleep a
perpetual sleep, and not wake, saith
the King, whose name is the Lord of
hosts.

***
Daniel 5:12

    12 Forasmuch as an excellent
spirit, and knowledge, and
understanding, interpreting of
dreams, and shewing of hard
sentences, and dissolving of doubts,
were found in the same Daniel, whom
the king named Belteshazzar: now let
Daniel be called, and he will shew
the interpretation.
Daniel 8:19,23-25

    19 And he said, Behold, I will make
thee know what shall be in the last
end of the indignation: for at the
time appointed the end shall be.

    23 And in the latter time of their
kingdom, when the transgressors are
come to the full, a king of fierce
countenance, and understanding dark
sentences, shall stand up.

    24 And his power shall be mighty,
but not by his own power: and he
shall destroy wonderfully, and shall
prosper, and practise, and shall
destroy the mighty and the holy
people.

    25 And through his policy also he
shall cause craft to prosper in his
hand; and he shall magnify himself in
his heart, and by peace shall destroy
many: he shall also stand up against
the Prince of princes; but he shall
be broken without hand.

***
Ephesians 6:13,16,17

    13 Wherefore take unto you the
whole armour of God, that ye may be
able to withstand in the evil day,
and having done all, to stand.

    16 Above all, taking the shield of
faith, wherewith ye shall be able to
quench all the fiery darts of the
wicked.

    17 And take the helmet of
salvation, and the sword of the
Spirit, which is the word of God:

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 37:6-8


    (Martyrs inevitable)
    Mortals try in vain to slay Truth with the steel or the stake, but error falls only before the sword of Spirit.

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.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 97:17,26


    (Dangerous resemblances)
    The more material the belief, the more obvious its error, until divine Spirit, supreme in its domain, dominates all matter, and man is found in the likeness of Spirit, his original being.
    "He uttered His voice, the earth melted." This Scripture indicates that all matter will disappear before the supremacy of Spirit.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 186:5


    (False stimulus)
    Christian Science destroys material beliefs through the understanding of Spirit, and the thoroughness of this work determines health. Erring human mind-forces can work only evil under whatever name or pretence they are employed; for Spirit and matter, good and evil, light and darkness, cannot mingle.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 534:24


    (Bruising sin's head)
    There will be greater mental opposition to the spiritual, scientific meaning of the Scriptures than there has ever been since the Christian era began. The serpent, material sense, will bite the heel of the woman, - will struggle to destroy the spiritual idea of Love; and the woman, this idea, will bruise the head of lust. The spiritual idea has given the understanding a foothold in Christian Science. The seed of Truth and the seed of error, of belief and of understanding, - yea, the seed of Spirit and the seed of matter, - are the wheat and tares which time will separate, the one to be burned, the other to be garnered into heavenly places.


Section 6


John 14:2,16,17,20

    2 In my Father's house are many
mansions: if it were not so, I would
have told you. I go to prepare a
place for you.

    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.

    20 At that day ye shall know that I
am in my Father, and ye in me, and I
in you.

***
I John 5:6-8

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


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

    8 And there are three that bear
witness in earth, the spirit, and the
water, and the blood: and these three
agree in one.

***
Hebrews 9:13,14

    13 For if the blood of bulls and of
goats, and the ashes of an heifer
sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth
to the purifying of the flesh:

    14 How much more shall the blood of
Christ, who through the eternal
Spirit offered himself without spot
to God, purge your conscience from
dead works to serve the living God?

***
Acts 20:28

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

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 481:2

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


    (Vapor and nothingness)
    Man is tributary to God, Spirit, and to nothing else. God's being is infinity, freedom, harmony, and boundless bliss. "Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty." Like the archpriests of yore, man is free "to enter into the holiest," - the realm of God.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 76:12


    (Real Life is God)
    When advanced to spiritual being and the understanding of God, man can no longer commune with matter; neither can he return to it, any more than a tree can return to its seed. Neither will man seem to be corporeal, but he will be an individual consciousness, characterized by the divine Spirit as idea, not matter.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 303:28


    (Man's entity spiritual) Spiritual man is the image or idea of God, an idea which cannot be lost nor separated from its divine Principle. When the evidence before the material senses yielded to spiritual sense, the apostle declared that nothing could alienate him from God, from the sweet sense and presence of Life and Truth.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 561:32-3


    (Spiritual idea revealed)
    John the Baptist prophesied the coming of the immaculate Jesus, and John saw in those days the spiritual idea as the Messiah, who would baptize with the Holy Ghost, - divine Science.

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 63:5-6,9


    (Spiritual origin)
    In Science man is the offspring of Spirit. The beautiful, good, and pure constitute his ancestry.
    Spirit is his primitive and ultimate source of being; God is his Father, and Life is the law of his being.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 264:15,24-31


    (Self-completeness)
    When we realize that Life is Spirit, never in nor of matter, this understanding will expand into self-completeness, finding all in God, good, and needing no other consciousness.
    (Spiritual proofs of existence)
    Spiritual living and blessedness are the only evidences, by which we can recognize true existence and feel the unspeakable peace which comes from an all-absorbing spiritual love.
    When we learn the way in Christian Science and recognize man's spiritual being, we shall behold and understand God's creation, - all the glories of earth and heaven and man.

Subheadings in this lesson

06 1 - Omnipotence set forth
06 1 - -17- Infinite Spirit
06 1 - Derivatives of spirit
06 1 - No evil in Spirit
06 1 - The true worship
06 2 - Substance versus supposition
06 2 - Spiritual reflection
06 2 - -18- The only substance
06 2 - Fruitless worship
06 2 - Serving two masters
06 2 - Weakness of material theories
06 3 - Five senses deceptive
06 3 - The fruit forbidden
06 3 - Permanent sensibility
06 3 - Spirit names and blesses
06 3 - The senses of Soul
06 3 - A mortal not man
06 4 - Spirit transforms
06 4 - Patience and final perfection
06 4 - Christ the great physician
06 4 - Spirit intangible
06 4 - Immaterial pleasure
06 4 - Scientific translations
06 5 - Martyrs inevitable
06 5 - The one real power
06 5 - Dangerous resemblances
06 5 - False stimulus
06 5 - Bruising sin's head
06 6 - Vapor and nothingness
06 6 - Real Life is God
06 6 - Man's entity spiritual
06 6 - Spiritual idea revealed
06 6 - Spiritual origin
06 6 - Self-completeness
06 6 - Spiritual proofs of existence


August 16,1908

Subject: 07

SOUL.

o1oo



-- Golden Text --

Psalm 63:7,8

    7 Because thou hast been my help,
therefore in the shadow of thy wings
will I rejoice.

    8 My soul followeth hard after
thee: thy right hand upholdeth me.


Responsive Reading


Genesis 28:10-16

    10 #And Jacob went out from
Beersheba, and went toward Haran.

    11 And he lighted upon a certain
place, and tarried there all night,
because the sun was set; and he took
of the stones of that place, and put
them for his pillows, and lay down in
that place to sleep.

    12 And he dreamed, and behold a
ladder set up on the earth, and the
top of it reached to heaven: and
behold the angels of God ascending
and descending on it.

    13 And, behold, the Lord stood
above it, and said, I am the Lord God
of Abraham thy father, and the God of
Isaac: the land whereon thou liest,
to thee will I give it, and to thy
seed;

    14 And thy seed shall be as the
dust of the earth, and thou shalt
spread abroad to the west, and to the
east, and to the north, and to the
south: and in thee and in thy seed
shall all the families of the earth
be blessed.

    15 And, behold, I am with thee, and
will keep thee in all places whither
thou goest, and will bring thee again
into this land; for I will not leave
thee, until I have done that which I
have spoken to thee of.

    16 #And Jacob awaked out of his
sleep, and he said, Surely the Lord
is in this place; and I knew it not.

***
Psalm 62:1,2,5-8

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

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

    5 My soul, wait thou only upon God;
for my expectation is from him.

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

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

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


Section 1


Psalm 102:12,25-27

    12 But thou, O Lord, shalt endure
for ever; and thy remembrance unto
all generations.

    25 Of old hast thou laid the
foundation of the earth: and the
heavens are the work of thy hands.

    26 They shall perish, but thou
shalt endure: yea, all of them shall
wax old like a garment; as a vesture
shalt thou change them, and they
shall be changed:

    27 But thou art the same, and thy
years shall have no end.
Psalm 100:3,5

    3 Know ye that the Lord he is God:
it is he that hath made us, and not we
ourselves; we are his people, and the
sheep of his pasture.

    5 For the Lord is good; his mercy
is everlasting; and his truth
endureth to all generations.
Psalm 145:10,13,17

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

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

    17 The Lord is righteous in all his
ways, and holy in all his works.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 311:7-8(to .)


    (Sin only of the flesh)
    Soul is immortal because it is Spirit, which has no element of self-destruction.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 71:5


    (Real and unreal identity)
    The identity, or idea, of all reality continues forever; but Spirit, or the divine Principle of all, is not in Spirit's formations. Soul is synonymous with Spirit, God, the creative, governing, infinite Principle outside of finite form, which forms only reflect.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 310:31


    (Soul imperishable) There is neither growth, maturity, nor decay in Soul. These changes are the mutations of material sense, the varying clouds of mortal belief, which hide the truth of being.

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

  (- MORTAL MIND - The subjective states of error)

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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 247:13-15


    (Eternal beauty)
    Immortality, exempt from age or decay, has a glory of its own, - the radiance of Soul.


Section 2


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.

***
Psalm 146:3-6

    3 Put not your trust in princes,
nor in the son of man, in whom there
is no help.

    4 His breath goeth forth, he
returneth to his earth; in that very
day his thoughts perish.

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

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

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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 204:30


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

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

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 280:21-20


    (Belief in many gods)
    The argument of the serpent in the allegory, "Ye shall be as gods," urges through every avenue the belief that Soul is in body, and that infinite Spirit, and Life, is in finite forms.
    (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. Spirit and matter no more commingle than light and darkness. When one appears, the other disappears.
    (God and His image)
    Error presupposes man to be both mind and matter. Divine Science contradicts the corporeal senses, rebukes mortal belief, and asks: What is the Ego, whence its origin and what its destiny? The Ego-man is the reflection of the Ego-God; the Ego-man is the image and likeness of perfect Mind, Spirit, divine Principle.
    The one Ego, the one Mind or Spirit called God, is infinite individuality, which supplies all form and comeliness and which reflects reality and divinity in individual spiritual man and things.
    The mind supposed to exist in matter or beneath a skull bone is a myth, a misconceived sense and false conception as to man and Mind.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 114:23-29


    (Causation mental)
    Christian Science explains all cause and effect as mental, not physical. It lifts the veil of mystery from Soul and body. It shows the scientific relation of man to God, disentangles the interlaced ambiguities of being, and sets free the imprisoned thought. In divine Science, the universe, including man, is spiritual, harmonious, and eternal.


Section 3


Isaiah 30:1

    1 Woe to the rebellious children,
saith the Lord, that take counsel,
but not of me; and that cover with a
covering, but not of my spirit, that
they may add sin to sin:
Isaiah 31:6,7

    6 #Turn ye unto him from whom the
children of Israel have deeply
revolted.

    7 For in that day every man shall
cast away his idols of silver, and
his idols of gold, which your own
hands have made unto you for a sin.

***
Hosea 10:12,13

    12 Sow to yourselves in
righteousness, reap in mercy; break
up your fallow ground: for it is time
to seek the Lord, till he come and
rain righteousness upon you.

    13 Ye have plowed wickedness, ye
have reaped iniquity; ye have eaten
the fruit of lies: because thou didst
trust in thy way, in the multitude of
thy mighty men.

***
Zechariah 13:1

    1 In that day there shall be a
fountain opened to the house of David
and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem
for sin and for uncleanness.

***
Hebrews 4:15

    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.

***
I John 3:4,5

    4 Whosoever committeth sin
transgresseth also the law: for sin
is the transgression of the law.

    5 And ye know that he was
manifested to take away our sins; and
in him is no sin.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 468:6

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


    (Sinlessness of Mind, Soul)
    Because Soul is immortal, Soul cannot sin, for sin is not the eternal verity of being.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 481:24-32

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


    (Sense and pure Soul)
    If Soul sins, it must be mortal. Sin has the elements of self-destruction. It cannot sustain itself. If sin is supported, God must uphold it, and this is impossible, since Truth cannot support error. Soul is the divine Principle of man and never sins, - hence the immortality of Soul. In Science we learn that it is material sense, not Soul, which sins; and it will be found that it is the sense of sin which is lost, and not a sinful soul.

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.

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

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

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 4


Psalm 72:1,5,7,17-19

    1 Give the king thy judgments, O
God, and thy righteousness unto the
king's son.

    5 They shall fear thee as long as
the sun and moon endure, throughout
all generations.

    7 In his days shall the righteous
flourish; and abundance of peace so
long as the moon endureth.

    17 His name shall endure for ever:
his name shall be continued as long as
the sun: and men shall be blessed in
him: all nations shall call him
blessed.

    18 Blessed be the Lord God, the God
of Israel, who only doeth wondrous
things.

    19 And blessed be his glorious name
for ever: and let the whole earth be
filled with his glory; Amen, and
Amen.

***
Revelation 21:23

    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.

595:1 Chapter 17: Glossary
(SUN)

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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 510:9,16-18


    (Spiritual ideas apprehended)
    Truth and Love enlighten the understanding, in whose "light shall we see light;" and this illumination is reflected spiritually by all who walk in the light and turn away from a false material sense.
    (Geology a failure)
    The sun is a metaphorical representation of Soul outside the body, giving existence and intelligence to the universe.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 122:29


    (Ptolemaic and psychical error)
    Our theories make the same mistake regarding Soul and body that Ptolemy made regarding the solar system. They insist that soul is in body and mind therefore tributary to matter. Astronomical science has destroyed the false theory as to the relations of the celestial bodies, and Christian Science will surely destroy the greater error as to our terrestrial bodies. The true idea and Principle of man will then appear. The Ptolemaic blunder could not affect the harmony of being as does the error relating to soul and body, which reverses the order of Science and assigns to matter the power and prerogative of Spirit, so that man becomes the most absolutely weak and inharmonious creature in the universe.

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 5


Deuteronomy 6:1-6

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


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

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

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

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

    6 And these words, which I command
thee this day, shall be in thine
heart:

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 467:1-7

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


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

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 122:7


    (Opposing testimony)
    The material senses' reversal of the Science of Soul was practically exposed nineteen hundred years ago by the demonstrations of Jesus; yet these so-called senses still make mortal mind tributary to mortal body, and ordain certain sections of matter, such as brain and nerves, as the seats of pain and pleasure, from which matter reports to this so-called mind its status of happiness or misery.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 131:6

    (The error of carnality)
    When once destroyed by divine Science, the false evidence before the corporeal senses disappears. Hence the opposition of sensuous man to the Science of Soul and the significance of the Scripture, "The carnal mind is enmity against God." The central fact of the Bible is the superiority of spiritual over physical power.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 535:10


    (Judgment on error)
    Divine Science deals its chief blow at the supposed material foundations of life and intelligence. It dooms idolatry. A belief in other gods, other creators, and other creations must go down before Christian Science. It unveils the results of sin as shown in sickness and death. When will man pass through the open gate of Christian Science into the heaven of Soul, into the heritage of the first born among men? Truth is indeed "the way."


Section 6


John 9:1-3,6,7,13,16,30-33

    1 And as Jesus passed by, he saw a
man which was blind from his birth.

    2 And his disciples asked him,
saying, Master, who did sin, this
man, or his parents, that he was born
blind?

    3 Jesus answered, Neither hath this
man sinned, nor his parents: but that
the works of God should be made
manifest in him.

    6 When he had thus spoken, he spat
on the ground, and made clay of the
spittle, and he anointed the eyes of
the blind man with the clay,

    7 And said unto him, Go, wash in
the pool of Siloam, (which is by
interpretation, Sent.) He went his
way therefore, and washed, and came
seeing.

    13 #They brought to the Pharisees
him that aforetime was blind.

    16 Therefore said some of the
Pharisees, This man is not of God,
because he keepeth not the sabbath
day. Others said, How can a man that
is a sinner do such miracles? And
there was a division among them.

    30 The man answered and said unto
them, Why herein is a marvellous
thing, that ye know not from whence
he is, and yet he hath opened mine
eyes.

    31 Now we know that God heareth not
sinners: but if any man be a
worshipper of God, and doeth his
will, him he heareth.

    32 Since the world began was it not
heard that any man opened the eyes of
one that was born blind.

    33 If this man were not of God, he
could do nothing.

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


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

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


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

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 476:28

(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. Man is not a material habitation for Soul; he is himself spiritual. Soul, being Spirit, is seen in nothing imperfect nor material.

Subheadings in this lesson

07 1 - Sin only of the flesh
07 1 - Real and unreal identity
07 1 - Soul imperishable
07 1 - -19- Soul and Spirit one
07 1 - Eternal beauty
07 2 - Soul not confined in body
07 2 - Unscientific theories
07 2 - Perpetual motion
07 2 - Belief in many gods
07 2 - Sensationless body
07 2 - God and His image
07 2 - Causation mental
07 3 - Sinlessness of Mind, Soul
07 3 - Sense and pure Soul
07 3 - Proof in practice
07 3 - Spiritual guidance
07 4 - Spiritual ideas apprehended
07 4 - Geology a failure
07 4 - Ptolemaic and psychical error
07 4 - The sun and Soul
07 5 - Two chief commands
07 5 - Opposing testimony
07 5 - The error of carnality
07 5 - Judgment on error
07 6 - Jesus' disregard of matter
07 6 - Rebukes helpful
07 6 - The kingdom within


August 23,1908

Subject: 08

MIND.

1ooo



-- Golden Text --

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.


Responsive Reading


Romans 11:25-36

    25 For I would not, brethren, that
ye should be ignorant of this mystery,
lest ye should be wise in your own
conceits; that blindness in part is
happened to Israel, until the fulness
of the Gentiles be come in.

    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.

    28 As concerning the gospel, they
are enemies for your sakes: but as
touching the election, they are
beloved for the fathers' sakes.

    29 For the gifts and calling of God
are without repentance.

    30 For as ye in times past have not
believed God, yet have now obtained
mercy through their unbelief:

    31 Even so have these also now not
believed, that through your mercy they
also may obtain mercy.

    32 For God hath concluded them all
in unbelief, that he might have mercy
upon all.

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

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

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

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


Section 1


Exodus 19:5

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

***
Psalm 50:1,8,10,12

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

    8 I will not reprove thee for thy
sacrifices or thy burnt offerings, to
have been continually before me.

    10 For every beast of the forest is
mine, and the cattle upon a thousand
hills.

    12 If I were hungry, I would not
tell thee: for the world is mine, and
the fulness thereof.
Psalm 89:8,11

    8 O Lord God of hosts, who is a
strong Lord like unto thee? or to thy
faithfulness round about thee?

    11 The heavens are thine, the earth
also is thine: as for the world and
the fulness thereof, thou hast
founded them.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 206:28-29


    (Birth and death unreal)
    Omnipotent and infinite Mind made all and includes all.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 281:14


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

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 124:20-31


    (All force mental)
    Adhesion, cohesion, and attraction are properties of Mind. They belong to divine Principle, and support the equipoise of that thought-force, which launched the earth in its orbit and said to the proud wave, "Thus far and no farther."
    Spirit is the life, substance, and continuity of all things. We tread on forces. Withdraw them, and creation must collapse. Human knowledge calls them forces of matter; but divine Science declares that they belong wholly to divine Mind, are inherent in this Mind, and so restores them to their rightful home and classification.

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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 280:6


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

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.


Section 2


Exodus 20:1-3

    1 And God spake all these words,
saying,

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

    3 Thou shalt have no other gods
before me.

***
II Kings 17:29,34-36

    29 Howbeit every nation made gods
of their own, and put them in the
houses of the high places which the
Samaritans had made, every nation in
their cities wherein they dwelt.

    34 Unto this day they do after the
former manners: they fear not the
Lord, neither do they after their
statutes, or after their ordinances,
or after the law and commandment
which the Lord commanded the children
of Jacob, whom he named Israel;

    35 With whom the Lord had made a
covenant, and charged them, saying,
Ye shall not fear other gods, nor bow
yourselves to them, nor serve them,
nor sacrifice to them:

    36 But the Lord, who brought you up
out of the land of Egypt with great
power and a stretched out arm, him
shall ye fear, and him shall ye
worship, and to him shall ye do
sacrifice.

***
Isaiah 45:5,6,16

    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.

    16 They shall be ashamed, and also
confounded, all of them: they shall go
to confusion together that are makers
of idols.

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.

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.

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

  (- MORTAL MIND - Death)


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 276:17

    (Perfection requisite)
    If God is admitted to be the only Mind and Life, there ceases to be any opportunity for sin and death. When we learn in Science how to be perfect even as our Father in heaven is perfect, thought is turned into new and healthy channels, - towards the contemplation of things immortal and away from materiality to the Principle of the universe, including harmonious man.


Section 3


Psalm 107:17-19

    17 Fools because of their
transgression, and because of their
iniquities, are afflicted.

    18 Their soul abhorreth all manner
of meat; and they draw near unto the
gates of death.

    19 Then they cry unto the Lord in
their trouble, and he saveth them out
of their distresses.

***
Matthew 9:2-8

    2 And, behold, they brought to him
a man sick of the palsy, lying on a
bed: and Jesus seeing their faith
said unto the sick of the palsy; Son,
be of good cheer; thy sins be
forgiven thee.

    3 And, behold, certain of the
scribes said within themselves, This
man blasphemeth.

    4 And Jesus knowing their thoughts
said, Wherefore think ye evil in your
hearts?

    5 For whether is easier, to say,
Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say,
Arise, and walk?

    6 But that ye may know that the Son
of man hath power on earth to forgive
sins, (then saith he to the sick of
the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed,
and go unto thine house.

    7 And he arose, and departed to his
house.

    8 But when the multitudes saw it,
they marvelled, and glorified God,
which had given such power unto men.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 166:15-32


    (Health from reliance on spirituality)
    The erring human mind is inharmonious in itself. From it arises the inharmonious body. To ignore God as of little use in sickness is a mistake. Instead of thrusting Him aside in times of bodily trouble, and waiting for the hour of strength in which to acknowledge Him, we should learn that He can do all things for us in sickness as in health.
    Failing to recover health through adherence to physiology and hygiene, the despairing invalid often drops them, and in his extremity and only as a last resort, turns to God. The invalid's faith in the divine Mind is less than in drugs, air, and exercise, or he would have resorted to Mind first. The balance of power is conceded to be with matter by most of the medical systems; but when Mind at last asserts its mastery over sin, disease, and death, then is man found to be harmonious and immortal.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 234:17-27


    (Cleansing the mind)
    If mortals would keep proper ward over mortal mind, the brood of evils which infest it would be cleared out. We must begin with this so-called mind and empty it of sin and sickness, or sin and sickness will never cease. The present codes of human systems disappoint the weary searcher after a divine theology, adequate to the right education of human thought.
    Sin and disease must be thought before they can be manifested. You must control evil thoughts in the first instance, or they will control you in the second.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 348:18


    (Elimination of sickness)
    Is it not well to eliminate from so-called mortal mind that which, so long as it remains in mortal mind, will show itself in forms of sin, sickness, and death? Instead of tenaciously defending the supposed rights of disease, while complaining of the suffering disease brings, would it not be well to abandon the defence, especially when by so doing our own condition can be improved and that of other persons as well?


Section 4


Luke 8:40,43,44,48

    40 And it came to pass, that, when
Jesus was returned, the people gladly
received him: for they were all
waiting for him.

    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.

    48 And he said unto her, Daughter,
be of good comfort: thy faith hath
made thee whole; go in peace.

***
John 17:1,4,25

    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:

    4 I have glorified thee on the
earth: I have finished the work which
thou gavest me to do.

    25 O righteous Father, the world
hath not known thee: but I have known
thee, and these have known that thou
hast sent me.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 463:24


    (Unhesitating decision)
    Our Master treated error through Mind. He never enjoined obedience to the laws of nature, if by these are meant laws of matter, nor did he use drugs. There is a law of God applicable to healing, and it is a spiritual law instead of material. The sick are not healed by inanimate matter or drugs, as they believe that they are. Such seeming medical effect or action is that of socalled mortal mind.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 457:24

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

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 423:15


    (Coping with difficulties)
    The matter-physician deals with matter as both his foe and his remedy. He regards the ailment as weakened or strengthened according to the evidence which matter presents. The metaphysician, making Mind his basis of operation irrespective of matter and regarding the truth and harmony of being as superior to error and discord, has rendered himself strong, instead of weak, to cope with the case; and he proportionately strengthens his patient with the stimulus of courage and conscious power. Both Science and consciousness are now at work in the economy of being according to the law of Mind, which ultimately asserts its absolute supremacy.


Section 5


Matthew 17:14,15,18

    14 #And when they were come to the
multitude, there came to him a certain
man, kneeling down to him, and
saying,

    15 Lord, have mercy on my son: for
he is lunatick, and sore vexed: for
ofttimes he falleth into the fire,
and oft into the water.

    18 And Jesus rebuked the devil; and
he departed out of him: and the child
was cured from that very hour.

***
Luke 13:11-13

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

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

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

***
Mark 16:15,17,18

    15 And he said unto them, Go ye
into all the world, and preach the
gospel to every creature.

    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.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 159:23-24,30


    (False source of knowledge)
    The medical schools would learn the state of man from matter instead of from Mind.
    Ignorant of the fact that a man's belief produces disease and all its symptoms, the ordinary physician is liable to increase disease with his own mind, when he should address himself to the work of destroying it through the power of the divine Mind.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 160:14,30

    (Anatomy and mind)
    Anatomy finds a necessity for nerves to convey the mandate of mind to muscle and so cause action; but what does anatomy say when the cords contract and become immovable? Has mortal mind ceased speaking to them, or has it bidden them to be impotent? Can muscles, bones, blood, and nerves rebel against mind in one instance and not in another, and become cramped despite the mental protest?
    (Mind over matter)
    Is man a material fungus without Mind to help him? Is a stiff joint or a contracted muscle as much a result of law as the supple and elastic condition of the healthy limb, and is God the lawgiver?

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 422:22-32(to 2nd .)


    (Bone-healing by surgery)
    Let us suppose two parallel cases of bone-disease, both similarly produced and attended by the same symptoms. A surgeon is employed in one case, and a Christian Scientist in the other. The surgeon, holding that matter forms its own conditions and renders them fatal at certain points, entertains fears and doubts as to the ultimate outcome of the injury. Not holding the reins of government in his own hands, he believes that something stronger than Mind - namely, matter - governs the case. His treatment is therefore tentative. This mental state invites defeat.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 423:8

    (Scientific corrective)
    The Christian Scientist, understanding scientifically that all is Mind, commences with mental causation, the truth of being, to destroy the error. This corrective is an alterative, reaching to every part of the human system. According to Scripture, it searches "the joints and marrow," and it restores the harmony of man.


Section 6


Matthew 8:5-8,13

    5 #And when Jesus was entered into
Capernaum, there came unto him a
centurion, beseeching him,

    6 And saying, Lord, my servant
lieth at home sick of the palsy,
grievously tormented.

    7 And Jesus saith unto him, I will
come and heal him.

    8 The centurion answered and said,
Lord, I am not worthy that thou
shouldest come under my roof: but
speak the word only, and my servant
shall be healed.

    13 And Jesus said unto the
centurion, Go thy way; and as thou
hast believed, so be it done unto
thee. And his servant was healed in
the selfsame hour.

***
Luke 4:32

    32 And they were astonished at his
doctrine: for his word was with power.

***
Hebrews 4:1,12,13

    1 Let us therefore fear, lest, a
promise being left us of entering
into his rest, any of you should seem
to come short of it.

    12 For the word of God is quick,
and powerful, and sharper than any
twoedged sword, piercing even to the
dividing asunder of soul and spirit,
and of the joints and marrow, and is
a discerner of the thoughts and
intents of the heart.

    13 Neither is there any creature
that is not manifest in his sight:
but all things are naked and opened
unto the eyes of him with whom we
have to do.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 271:7,26-30


    (Prophetic ignorance)
    Jesus instructed his disciples whereby to heal the sick through Mind instead of matter. He knew that the philosophy, Science, and proof of Christianity were in Truth, casting out all inharmony.
    (Modern evangel)
    Those, who are willing to leave their nets or to cast them on the right side for Truth, have the opportunity now, as aforetime, to learn and to practise Christian healing. The Scriptures contain it. The spiritual import of the Word imparts this power.

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.

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.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 187:3


    (Ignorant idolatry)
    As mortals do not comprehend even mortal existence, how ignorant must they be of the all-knowing Mind and of His creations.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 350:24-27


    (The divine life-link)
    "The Word was made flesh." Divine Truth must be known by its effects on the body as well as on the mind, before the Science of being can be demonstrated.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 249:1


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

Subheadings in this lesson

08 1 - Birth and death unreal
08 1 - God and His image
08 1 - All force mental
08 1 - Spiritual subdivision
08 1 - The things of God are beautiful
08 1 - The divine completeness
08 2 - True sense of infinitude
08 2 - Two chief commands
08 2 - Ignorant idolatry
08 2 - -32- Basis of health and immortality
08 2 - Perfection requisite
08 3 - Health from reliance on spirituality
08 3 - Cleansing the mind
08 3 - Elimination of sickness
08 4 - Unhesitating decision
08 4 - Backsliders and mistakes
08 4 - Coping with difficulties
08 5 - False source of knowledge
08 5 - Anatomy and mind
08 5 - Mind over matter
08 5 - Bone-healing by surgery
08 5 - Scientific corrective
08 6 - Prophetic ignorance
08 6 - Modern evangel
08 6 - Spiritual interpretation
08 6 - Life eternal and present
08 6 - Ignorant idolatry
08 6 - The divine life-link
08 6 - Perfect models


August 30,1908

Subject: 09

CHRIST JESUS.

ooo2



-- Golden Text --

Jeremiah 23:6

    6 In his days Judah shall be saved,
and Israel shall dwell safely: and
this is his name whereby he shall be
called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.


Responsive Reading


Psalm 2

PSALM 2

    1 Why do the heathen rage, and the
people imagine a vain thing?

    2 The kings of the earth set
themselves, and the rulers take
counsel together, against the Lord,
and against his anointed, saying,

    3 Let us break their bands asunder,
and cast away their cords from us.

    4 He that sitteth in the heavens
shall laugh: the Lord shall have them
in derision.

    5 Then shall he speak unto them in
his wrath, and vex them in his sore
displeasure.

    6 Yet have I set my king upon my
holy hill of Zion.

    7 I will declare the decree: the
Lord hath said unto me, Thou art my
Son; this day have I begotten thee.

    8 Ask of me, and I shall give thee
the heathen for thine inheritance, and
the uttermost parts of the earth for
thy possession.

    9 Thou shalt break them with a rod
of iron; thou shalt dash them in
pieces like a potter's vessel.

    10 Be wise now therefore, O ye
kings: be instructed, ye judges of
the earth.

    11 Serve the Lord with fear, and
rejoice with trembling.

    12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry,
and ye perish from the way, when his
wrath is kindled but a little.
Blessed are all they that put their
trust in him.


Section 1


Isaiah 53:4(to :)

    4 #Surely he hath borne our griefs,
and carried our sorrows:

***
Matthew 20:25-28

    25 But Jesus called them unto him,
and said, Ye know that the princes of
the Gentiles exercise dominion over
them, and they that are great
exercise authority upon them.

    26 But it shall not be so among
you: but whosoever will be great
among you, let him be your minister;

    27 And whosoever will be chief
among you, let him be your servant:

    28 Even as the Son of man came not
to be ministered unto, but to
minister, and to give his life a
ransom for many.
Matthew 18:11,12,14

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

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

    14 Even so it is not the will of
your Father which is in heaven, that
one of these little ones should
perish.
Matthew 8:16,17

    16 #When the even was come, they
brought unto him many that were
possessed with devils: and he cast
out the spirits with his word, and
healed all that were sick:

    17 That it might be fulfilled which
was spoken by Esaias the prophet,
saying, Himself took our infirmities,
and bare our sicknesses.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 25:31


    (Effective triumph)
    The divinity of the Christ was made manifest in the humanity of Jesus.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 362:1-12(to Jesus.)


    (A gospel narrative)
    It is related in the seventh chapter of Luke's Gospel that Jesus was once the honored guest of a certain Pharisee, by name Simon, though he was quite unlike Simon the disciple. While they were at meat, an unusual incident occurred, as if to interrupt the scene of Oriental festivity. A "strange woman" came in. Heedless of the fact that she was debarred from such a place and such society, especially under the stern rules of rabbinical law, as positively as if she were a Hindoo pariah intruding upon the household of a high-caste Brahman, this woman (Mary Magdalene, as she has since been called) approached Jesus.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 363:8-9

    (Parable of the creditor)
    Did Jesus spurn the woman? Did he repel her adoration?

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 365:19

    (Speedy healing) If the Scientist has enough Christly affection to win his own pardon, and such commendation as the Magdalen gained from Jesus, then he is Christian enough to practise scientifically and deal with his patients compassionately; ;and the result will correspond with the spiritual intent.

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


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


Section 2


Hebrews 1:5,9

    5 For unto which of the angels said
he at any time, Thou art my Son, this
day have I begotten thee? And again,
I will be to him a Father, and he
shall be to me a Son?

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

***
Isaiah 59:17

    17 For he put on righteousness as a
breastplate, and an helmet of
salvation upon his head; and he put
on the garments of vengeance for
clothing, and was clad with zeal as a
cloak.

***
John 2:13-17

    13 #And the Jews' passover was at
hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem,


    14 And found in the temple those
that sold oxen and sheep and doves,
and the changers of money sitting:

    15 And when he had made a scourge
of small cords, he drove them all out
of the temple, and the sheep, and the
oxen; and poured out the changers'
money, and overthrew the tables;

    16 And said unto them that sold
doves, Take these things hence; make
not my Father's house an house of
merchandise.

    17 And his disciples remembered
that it was written, The zeal of
thine house hath eaten me up.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 20:14


    (Perfect example)
    Jesus bore our infirmities; he knew the error of mortal belief, and "with his stripes [the rejection of error] we are healed." "Despised and rejected of men," returning blessing for cursing, he taught mortals the opposite of themselves, even the nature of God; and when error felt the power of Truth, the scourge and the cross awaited the great Teacher. Yet he swerved not, well knowing that to obey the divine order and trust God, saves retracing and traversing anew the path from sin to holiness.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 51:6-11

    (Life-power indestructible)
    Jesus could have withdrawn himself from his enemies. He had power to lay down a human sense of life for his spiritual identity in the likeness of the divine; but he allowed men to attempt the destruction of the mortal body in order that he might furnish the proof of immortal life.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 52:1-13

    (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. Hence the world's hatred of the just and perfect Jesus, and the prophet's foresight of the reception error would give him.


Section 3


Isaiah 7:14

    14 Therefore the Lord himself shall
give you a sign; Behold, a virgin
shall conceive, and bear a son, and
shall call his name Immanuel.
Isaiah 8:14

    14 And he shall be for a sanctuary;
but for a stone of stumbling and for
a rock of offence to both the houses
of Israel, for a gin and for a snare
to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.

***
John 3:19,20

    19 And this is the condemnation,
that light is come into the world,
and men loved darkness rather than
light, because their deeds were evil.


    20 For every one that doeth evil
hateth the light, neither cometh to
the light, lest his deeds should be
reproved.
John 8:38-40,59

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

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

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

    59 Then took they up stones to cast
at him: but Jesus hid himself, and
went out of the temple, going through
the midst of them, and so passed by.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 53:16-21


    (Inspiring discontent)
    The world could not interpret aright the discomfort which Jesus inspired and the spiritual blessings which might flow from such discomfort. Science shows the cause of the shock so often produced by the truth, - namely, that this shock arises from the great distance between the individual and Truth.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 314:10-12,24-32


    (The bodily resurrection)
    The Jews, who sought to kill this man of God, showed plainly that their material views were the parents of their wicked deeds.
    (Opposition of materialists)
    The higher his demonstration of divine Science carried the problem of being, and the more distinctly he uttered the demands of its divine Principle, Truth and Love, the more odious he became to sinners and to those who, depending on doctrines and material laws to save them from sin and sickness, were submissive to death as being in supposed accord with the inevitable law of life.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 315:3-6

    (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.

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


    (Example for our salvation)
    Jesus was unselfish. His spirituality separated him from sensuousness, and caused the selfish materialist to hate him; but it was this spirituality which enabled Jesus to heal the sick, cast out evil, and raise the dead.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 36:14

    (Final purpose)
    The earthly price of spirituality in a material age and the great moral distance between Christianity and sensualism preclude Christian Science from finding favor with the worldly-minded.


Section 4


John 10:11,17,18

    11 I am the good shepherd: the good
shepherd giveth his life for the
sheep.

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

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

***
I Peter 2:21,23,24

    21 For even hereunto were ye
called: because Christ also suffered
for us, leaving us an example, that
ye should follow his steps:

    23 Who, when he was reviled,
reviled not again; when he suffered,
he threatened not; but committed
himself to him that judgeth
righteously:

    24 Who his own self bare our sins
in his own body on the tree, that we,
being dead to sins, should live unto
righteousness: by whose stripes ye
were healed.

***
II Corinthians 8:9

    9 For ye know the grace of our Lord
Jesus Christ, that, though he was
rich, yet for your sakes he became
poor, that ye through his poverty
might be rich.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 54:10-26


    (Inspiration of sacrifice)
    That he might liberally pour his dear-bought treasures into empty or sin-filled human storehouses, was the inspiration of Jesus' intense human sacrifice. In witness of his divine commission, he presented the proof that Life, Truth, and Love heal the sick and the sinning, and triumph over death through Mind, not matter. This was the highest proof he could have offered of divine Love. His hearers understood neither his words nor his works. They would not accept his meek interpretation of life nor follow his example.
    (Spiritual friendship)
    His earthly cup of bitterness was drained to the dregs. There adhered to him only a few unpretentious friends, whose religion was something more than a name. It was so vital, that it enabled them to understand the Nazarene and to share the glory of eternal life.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 50:5-12,26-31

    (A cry of despair)
    The last supreme moment of mockery, desertion, torture, added to an overwhelming sense of the magnitude of his work, wrung from Jesus' lips the awful cry, "My God, why hast Thou forsaken me?" This despairing appeal, if made to a human parent, would impugn the justice and love of a father who could withhold a clear token of his presence to sustain and bless so faithful a son.
    (The real pillory)
    The burden of that hour was terrible beyond human conception. The distrust of mortal minds, disbelieving the purpose of his mission, was a million times sharper than the thorns which pierced his flesh. The real cross, which Jesus bore up the hill of grief, was the world's hatred of Truth and Love.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 53:22

    (Inspiring discontent) Like Peter, we should weep over the warning, instead of denying the truth or mocking the lifelong sacrifice which goodness makes for the destruction of evil.


Section 5


Hebrews 5:8,9

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

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

***
Matthew 26:36,39

    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.

***
John 17:5,6,8

    5 And now, O Father, glorify thou
me with thine own self with the glory
which I had with thee before the
world was.

    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.

    8 For I have given unto them the
words which thou gavest me; and they
have received them, and have known
surely that I came out from thee, and
they have believed that thou didst
send me.

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


    (Effective triumph)
    Jesus presented the ideal of God better than could any man whose origin was less spiritual. By his obedience to God, he demonstrated more spiritually than all others the Principle of being. Hence the force of his admonition, "If ye love me, keep my commandments."

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 49:14

    (Heaven's sentinel)
    The meek demonstrator of good, the highest instructor and friend of man, met his earthly fate alone with God. No human eye was there to pity, no arm to save. Forsaken by all whom he had blessed, this faithful sentinel of God at the highest post of power, charged with the grandest trust of heaven, was ready to be transformed by the renewing of the infinite Spirit. He was to prove that the Christ is not subject to material conditions, but is above the reach of human wrath, and is able, through Truth, Life, and Love, to triumph over sin, sickness, death, and the grave.

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

    (The holy struggle)
    When the human element in him struggled with the divine, our great Teacher said: "Not my will, but Thine, be done!" - that is, Let not the flesh, but the Spirit, be represented in me. This is the new understanding of spiritual Love. It gives all for Christ, or Truth. It blesses its enemies, heals the sick, casts out error, raises the dead from trespasses and sins, and preaches the gospel to the poor, the meek in heart.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 41:22-25

    (Immortal achieval)
    Jesus foresaw the reception Christian Science would have before it was understood, but this foreknowledge hindered him not. He fulfilled his God-mission, and then sat down at the right hand of the Father.


Section 6


Isaiah 61:1-3

    1 The Spirit of the Lord God is
upon me; because the Lord hath
anointed me to preach good tidings
unto the meek; he hath sent me to
bind up the brokenhearted, to
proclaim liberty to the captives, and
the opening of the prison to them
that are bound;

    2 To proclaim the acceptable year
of the Lord, and the day of vengeance
of our God; to comfort all that
mourn;

    3 To appoint unto them that mourn
in Zion, to give unto them beauty for
ashes, the oil of joy for mourning,
the garment of praise for the spirit
of heaviness; that they might be
called trees of righteousness, the
planting of the Lord, that he might
be glorified.

***
Matthew 8:1-3

    1 When he was come down from the
mountain, great multitudes followed
him.

    2 And, behold, there came a leper
and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if
thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.

    3 And Jesus put forth his hand, and
touched him, saying, I will; be thou
clean. And immediately his leprosy
was cleansed.
Matthew 28:16,18-20

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

    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 - 41:14


    (Healing early lost)
    The proofs of Truth, Life, and Love, which Jesus gave by casting out error and healing the sick, completed his earthly mission; but in the Christian Church this demonstration of healing was early lost, about three centuries after the crucifixion. No ancient school of philosophy, materia medica, or scholastic theology ever taught or demonstrated the divine healing of absolute Science.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 494:5

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


    (Inexhaustible divine Love)
    Is it not a species of infidelity to believe that so great a work as the Messiah's was done for himself or for God, who needed no help from Jesus' example to preserve the eternal harmony? But mortals did need this help, and Jesus pointed the way for them. Divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need. It is not well to imagine that Jesus demonstrated the divine power to heal only for a select number or for a limited period of time, since to all mankind and in every hour, divine Love supplies all good.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 45:6-10,16


    (Victory over the grave)
    Our Master fully and finally demonstrated divine Science in his victory over death and the grave. Jesus' deed was for the enlightenment of men and for the salvation of the whole world from sin, sickness, and death.
    (The stone rolled away)
    Glory be to God, and peace to the struggling hearts! Christ hath rolled away the stone from the door of human hope and faith, and through the revelation and demonstration of life in God, hath elevated them to possible at-one-ment with the spiritual idea of man and his divine Principle, Love.

Subheadings in this lesson

09 1 - Effective triumph
09 1 - A gospel narrative
09 1 - Parable of the creditor
09 1 - Speedy healing
09 1 - Bearing our sins
09 2 - Perfect example
09 2 - Life-power indestructible
09 2 - Master's business
09 2 - Purity's rebuke
09 3 - Inspiring discontent
09 3 - The bodily resurrection
09 3 - Opposition of materialists
09 3 - Hebrew theology
09 3 - Example for our salvation
09 3 - Final purpose
09 4 - Inspiration of sacrifice
09 4 - Spiritual friendship
09 4 - A cry of despair
09 4 - The real pillory
09 4 - Inspiring discontent
09 5 - Effective triumph
09 5 - Heaven's sentinel
09 5 - The holy struggle
09 5 - Immortal achieval
09 6 - Healing early lost
09 6 - Inexhaustible divine Love
09 6 - Victory over the grave
09 6 - The stone rolled away


September 6,1908

Subject: 10

MAN.

oo2o



-- Golden Text --

Psalm 80:17

    17 Let thy hand be upon the man of
thy right hand, upon the son of man
whom thou madest strong for thyself.


Responsive Reading


II Timothy 3:16,17

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

    17 That the man of God may be
perfect, throughly furnished unto all
good works.
II Timothy 4:1-8,16-18

    1 I charge thee therefore before
God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who
shall judge the quick and the dead at
his appearing and his kingdom;

    2 Preach the word; be instant in
season, out of season; reprove,
rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering
and doctrine.

    3 For the time will come when they
will not endure sound doctrine; but
after their own lusts shall they heap
to themselves teachers, having
itching ears;

    4 And they shall turn away their
ears from the truth, and shall be
turned unto fables.

    5 But watch thou in all things,
endure afflictions, do the work of an
evangelist, make full proof of thy
ministry.

    6 For I am now ready to be offered,
and the time of my departure is at
hand.

    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.

    16 At my first answer no man stood
with me, but all men forsook me: I
pray God that it may not be laid to
their charge.

    17 Notwithstanding the Lord stood
with me, and strengthened me; that by
me the preaching might be fully
known, and that all the Gentiles
might hear: and I was delivered out
of the mouth of the lion.

    18 And the Lord shall deliver me
from every evil work, and will
preserve me unto his heavenly
kingdom: to whom be glory for ever
and ever. Amen.


Section 1


Joshua 1:1,5

    1 Now after the death of Moses the
servant of the Lord it came to pass,
that the Lord spake unto Joshua the
son of Nun, Moses' minister, saying,

    5 There shall not any man be able
to stand before thee all the days of
thy life: as I was with Moses, so I
will be with thee: I will not fail
thee, nor forsake thee.

***
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.

***
Colossians 3:9,10

    9 Lie not one to another, seeing
that ye have put off the old man with
his deeds;

    10 And have put on the new man,
which is renewed in knowledge after
the image of him that created him:

***
Ephesians 6:10

    10 Finally, my brethren, be strong
in the Lord, and in the power of his
might.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 173:20


    (Man not structural)
    Man is spiritual, individual, and eternal; material structure is mortal.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 172:17

    (Degrees of development) 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."

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 407:6


    (Universal panacea)
    Man's enslavement to the most relentless masters - passion, selfishness, envy, hatred, and revenge - is conquered only by a mighty struggle. Every hour of delay makes the struggle more severe. If man is not victorious over the passions, they crush out happiness, health, and manhood. Here Christian Science is the sovereign panacea, giving strength to the weakness of mortal mind, - strength from the immortal and omnipotent Mind, - and lifting humanity above itself into purer desires, even into spiritual power and good-will to man.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 406:28-31

    (Morbid cravings)
    The depraved appetite for alcoholic drinks, tobacco, tea, coffee, opium, is destroyed only by Mind's mastery of the body. This normal control is gained through divine strength and understanding.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 249:6-9


    (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."

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 393:12


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


Section 2


Ephesians 6:11,12

    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.

***
Joshua 7:8,10,13

    8 O Lord, what shall I say, when
Israel turneth their backs before
their enemies!

    10 #And the Lord said unto Joshua,
Get thee up; wherefore liest thou thus
upon thy face?

    13 Up, sanctify the people, and
say, Sanctify yourselves against to
morrow: for thus saith the Lord God
of Israel, There is an accursed thing
in the midst of thee, O Israel: thou
canst not stand before thine enemies,
until ye take away the accursed thing
from among you.

***
Mark 3:6,13-15

    6 And the Pharisees went forth, and
straightway took counsel with the
Herodians against him, how they might
destroy him.

    13 And he goeth up into a mountain,
and calleth unto him whom he would:
and they came unto him.

    14 And he ordained twelve, that
they should be with him, and that he
might send them forth to preach,

    15 And to have power to heal
sicknesses, and to cast out devils:

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 330:27

  (- MORTAL MIND - Error creating other errors)


    (-3- Evil obsolete) Evil is nothing, no thing, mind, nor power. As manifested by mankind it stands for a lie, nothing claiming to be something, - for lust, dishonesty, selfishness, envy, hypocrisy, slander, hate, theft, adultery, murder, dementia, insanity, inanity, devil, hell, with all the etceteras that word includes.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 538:19,30-3


    (Contrasted testimony)
    Until that which contradicts the truth of being enters into the arena, evil has no history, and evil is brought into view only as the unreal in contradistinction to the real and eternal.
    (Erroneous conception)
    Eve's declaration, "I have gotten a man from the Lord," supposes God to be the author of sin and sin's progeny. This false sense of existence is fratricidal. In the words of Jesus, it (evil, devil) is "a murderer from the beginning."

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 554:12-16(to .)

    (Our conscious development)
    The mortal is unconscious of his foetal and infantile existence; but as he grows up into another false claim, that of self-conscious matter, he learns to say, "I am somebody; but who made me?" Error replies, "God made you."

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 543:8-15

    (Dwelling in dreamland)
    In divine Science, the material man is shut out from the presence of God. The five corporeal senses cannot take cognizance of Spirit. They cannot come into His presence, and must dwell in dream-land, until mortals arrive at the understanding that material life, with all its sin, sickness, and death, is an illusion, against which divine Science is engaged in a warfare of extermination.


Section 3


Joshua 1:6-8

    6 Be strong and of a good courage:
for unto this people shalt thou divide
for an inheritance the land, which I
sware unto their fathers to give
them.

    7 Only be thou strong and very
courageous, that thou mayest observe
to do according to all the law, which
Moses my servant commanded thee: turn
not from it to the right hand or to
the left, that thou mayest prosper
whithersoever thou goest.

    8 This book of the law shall not
depart out of thy mouth; but thou
shalt meditate therein day and night,
that thou mayest observe to do
according to all that is written
therein: for then thou shalt make thy
way prosperous, and then thou shalt
have good success.

***
Ephesians 6:13

    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.

***
Luke 12:32,35

    32 Fear not, little flock; for it
is your Father's good pleasure to
give you the kingdom.

    35 Let your loins be girded about,
and your lights burning;

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


    (Christian warfare)
    Christians must take up arms against error at home and abroad. They must grapple with sin in themselves and in others, and continue this warfare until they have finished their course. If they keep the faith, they will have the crown of rejoicing.

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


    (Wrestling of Jacob)
    Jacob was alone, wrestling with error, - struggling with a mortal sense of life, substance, and intelligence as existent in matter with its false pleasures and pains, - when an angel, a message from Truth and Love, appeared to him and smote the sinew, or strength, of his error, till he saw its unreality; and Truth, being thereby understood, gave him spiritual strength in this Peniel of divine Science.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 316:3,20

    (Jesus as mediator)
    The real man being linked by Science to his Maker, mortals need only turn from sin and lose sight of mortal selfhood to find Christ, the real man and his relation to God, and to recognize the divine sonship. Christ, Truth, was demonstrated through Jesus to prove the power of Spirit over the flesh, - to show that Truth is made manifest by its effects upon the human mind and body, healing sickness and destroying sin.
    (Spiritual government) 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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 317:16-20

    (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.


Section 4


Joshua 3:9,11

    9 #And Joshua said unto the
children of Israel, Come hither, and
hear the words of the Lord your God.

    11 Behold, the ark of the covenant
of the Lord of all the earth passeth
over before you into Jordan.

***
Isaiah 52:7

    7 #How beautiful upon the mountains
are the feet of him that bringeth
good tidings, that publisheth peace;
that bringeth good tidings of good,
that publisheth salvation; that saith
unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!

***
Ephesians 6:14,15

    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;

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


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

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 264:24


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

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 265:10

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 324:7


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


Section 5


Ephesians 6:16

    16 Above all, taking the shield of
faith, wherewith ye shall be able to
quench all the fiery darts of the
wicked.

***
Joshua 10:7,8,12,21

    7 So Joshua ascended from Gilgal,
he, and all the people of war with
him, and all the mighty men of
valour.

    8 #And the Lord said unto Joshua,
Fear them not: for I have delivered
them into thine hand; there shall not
a man of them stand before thee.

    12 #Then spake Joshua to the Lord
in the day when the Lord delivered up
the Amorites before the children of
Israel, and he said in the sight of
Israel, Sun, stand thou still upon
Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in the valley
of Ajalon.

    21 And all the people returned to
the camp to Joshua at Makkedah in
peace: none moved his tongue against
any of the children of Israel.

***
Psalm 18:35

    35 Thou hast also given me the
shield of thy salvation: and thy
right hand hath holden me up, and thy
gentleness hath made me great.

***
Luke 17:5,6

    5 And the apostles said unto the
Lord, Increase our faith.

    6 And the Lord said, If ye had
faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye
might say unto this sycamine tree, Be
thou plucked up by the root, and be
thou planted in the sea; and it
should obey you.
Luke 22:31,32

    31 #And the Lord said, Simon,
Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to
have you, that he may sift you as
wheat:

    32 But I have prayed for thee, that
thy faith fail not: and when thou art
converted, strengthen thy brethren.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 368:14


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

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 1:1-4


    ( - Prayer -)
    The prayer that reforms the sinner and heals the sick is an absolute faith that all things are possible to God, - a spiritual understanding of Him, an unselfed love.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 145:32-7


    (How healing was lost)
    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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 430:3-9


    (Life all-inclusive)
    Mortal mind must part with error, must put off itself with its deeds, and immortal manhood, the Christ ideal, will appear. Faith should enlarge its borders and strengthen its base by resting upon Spirit instead of matter. When man gives up his belief in death, he will advance more rapidly towards God, Life, and Love.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 395:11

    (Divine authority)
    When divine Science overcomes faith in a carnal mind, and faith in God destroys all faith in sin and in material methods of healing, then sin, disease, and death will disappear.


Section 6


Ephesians 6:17

    17 And take the helmet of
salvation, and the sword of the
Spirit, which is the word of God:

***
Joshua 5:13-15

    13 #And it came to pass, when
Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted
up his eyes and looked, and, behold,
there stood a man over against him
with his sword drawn in his hand: and
Joshua went unto him, and said unto
him, Art thou for us, or for our
adversaries?

    14 And he said, Nay; but as captain
of the host of the Lord am I now
come. And Joshua fell on his face to
the earth, and did worship, and said
unto him, What saith my lord unto his
servant?

    15 And the captain of the Lord's
host said unto Joshua, Loose thy shoe
from off thy foot; for the place
whereon thou standest is holy. And
Joshua did so.
Joshua 11:23

    23 So Joshua took the whole land,
according to all that the Lord said
unto Moses; and Joshua gave it for an
inheritance unto Israel according to
their divisions by their tribes. And
the land rested from war.

***
Luke 22:35,36

    35 And he said unto them, When I
sent you without purse, and scrip,
and shoes, lacked ye any thing? And
they said, Nothing.

    36 Then said he unto them, But now,
he that hath a purse, let him take
it, and likewise his scrip: and he
that hath no sword, let him sell his
garment, and buy one.

***
Hebrews 4:9,11,12

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

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

    12 For the word of God is quick,
and powerful, and sharper than any
twoedged sword, piercing even to the
dividing asunder of soul and spirit,
and of the joints and marrow, and is
a discerner of the thoughts and
intents of the heart.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 538:7


    (Spiritual gateway) Radiant with mercy and justice, the sword of Truth gleams afar and indicates the infinite distance between Truth and error, between the material and spiritual, - the unreal and the real.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 503:12-15

    (Spiritual harmony)
    Divine Science, the Word of God, saith to the darkness upon the face of error, "God is All-in-all," and the light of ever-present Love illumines the universe.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 265:31


    (Decapitation of error)
    The pains of sense are salutary, if they wrench away false pleasurable beliefs and transplant the affections from sense to Soul, where the creations of God are good, "rejoicing the heart." Such is the sword of Science, with which Truth decapitates error, materiality giving place to man's higher individuality and destiny.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 226:5,18


    (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.
    (Cramping systems) Human codes, scholastic theology, material medicine and hygiene, fetter faith and spiritual understanding. Divine Science rends asunder these fetters, and man's birthright of sole allegiance to his Maker asserts itself.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 231:30

    (Superiority to sickness and sin)
    Man, governed by his Maker, having no other Mind, - planted on the Evangelist's statement that "all things were made by Him [the Word of God]; and without Him was not anything made that was made," - can triumph over sin, sickness, and death.

Subheadings in this lesson

10 1 - Man not structural
10 1 - Degrees of development
10 1 - Universal panacea
10 1 - Morbid cravings
10 1 - Renewed selfhood
10 1 - The strength of Spirit
10 2 - -3- Evil obsolete
10 2 - Contrasted testimony
10 2 - Erroneous conception
10 2 - Our conscious development
10 2 - Dwelling in dreamland
10 3 - Christian warfare
10 3 - Wrestling of Jacob
10 3 - Jesus as mediator
10 3 - Spiritual government
10 3 - The cup of Jesus
10 4 - Error destroyed, not pardoned
10 4 - Spiritual proofs of existence
10 4 - Godward gravitation
10 4 - Narrow pathway
10 5 - Results of faith in Truth
10 5 - - Prayer -
10 5 - How healing was lost
10 5 - Life all-inclusive
10 5 - Divine authority
10 6 - Spiritual gateway
10 6 - Spiritual harmony
10 6 - Decapitation of error
10 6 - Liberty's crusade
10 6 - Cramping systems
10 6 - Superiority to sickness and sin


September 13,1908

Subject: 11

SUBSTANCE.

o2oo



-- Golden Text --

Proverbs 8:14,19

    14 Counsel is mine, and sound
wisdom: I am understanding; I have
strength.

    19 My fruit is better than gold,
yea, than fine gold; and my revenue
than choice silver.


Responsive Reading


Luke 8:1-15

    1 And it came to pass afterward,
that he went throughout every city
and village, preaching and shewing
the glad tidings of the kingdom of
God: and the twelve were with him,

    2 And certain women, which had been
healed of evil spirits and
infirmities, Mary called Magdalene,
out of whom went seven devils,

    3 And Joanna the wife of Chuza
Herod's steward, and Susanna, and
many others, which ministered unto
him of their substance.

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

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

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

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

    8 And other fell on good ground,
and sprang up, and bare fruit an
hundredfold. And when he had said
these things, he cried, He that hath
ears to hear, let him hear.

    9 #And his disciples asked him,
saying, What might this parable be?

    10 And he said, Unto you it is
given to know the mysteries of the
kingdom of God: but to others in
parables; that seeing they might not
see, and hearing they might not
understand.

    11 Now the parable is this: The
seed is the word of God.

    12 Those by the way side are they
that hear; then cometh the devil, and
taketh away the word out of their
hearts, lest they should believe and
be saved.

    13 They on the rock are they,
which, when they hear, receive the
word with joy; and these have no
root, which for a while believe, and
in time of temptation fall away.

    14 And that which fell among thorns
are they, which, when they have
heard, go forth, and are choked with
cares and riches and pleasures of
this life, and bring no fruit to
perfection.

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


Section 1


Hebrews 11:1

    1 Now faith is the substance of
things hoped for, the evidence of
things not seen.

***
I Chronicles 29:11-13

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

    12 Both riches and honour come of
thee, and thou reignest over all; and
in thine hand is power and might; and
in thine hand it is to make great,
and to give strength unto all.

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

***
Isaiah 64:4,5(to :)

    4 For since the beginning of the
world men have not heard, nor
perceived by the ear, neither hath
the eye seen, O God, beside thee,
what he hath prepared for him that
waiteth for him.

    5 Thou meetest him that rejoiceth
and worketh righteousness, those that
remember thee in thy ways:

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 468:16-22

(07) Question: What is Substance?
ADAM = A belief in intelligent matter, finiteness, and mortality.
Topic: Soul


    (Spiritual synonyms)
    Question. - What is substance?
    Answer. - Substance is that which is eternal and incapable of discord and decay. Truth, Life, and Love are substance, as the Scriptures use this word in Hebrews: "The substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." Spirit, the synonym of Mind, Soul, or God, is the only real substance.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 349:31


    (Substance spiritual)
    In Christian Science, substance is understood to be Spirit, while the opponents of Christian Science believe substance to be matter. They think of matter as something and almost the only thing, and of the things which pertain to Spirit as next to nothing, or as very far removed from daily experience. Christian Science takes exactly the opposite view.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 335:12

  (- MORTAL MIND - The subjective states of error)


    (-18- The only substance)
    Spirit is the only substance, the invisible and indivisible infinite God. Things spiritual and eternal are substantial. Things material and temporal are insubstantial.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 300:28

    (The divine reflection)
    The universe reflects and expresses the divine substance or Mind; therefore God is seen only in the spiritual universe and spiritual man, as the sun is seen in the ray of light which goes out from it. God is revealed only in that which reflects Life, Truth, Love, - yea, which manifests God's attributes and power, even as the human likeness thrown upon the mirror, repeats the color, form, and action of the person in front of the mirror.

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.


Section 2


Psalm 25:12

    12 What man is he that feareth the
Lord? him shall he teach in the way
that he shall choose.
Psalm 65:4

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

***
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.

***
Colossians 1:3,12,13,19,28

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

    12 Giving thanks unto the Father,
which hath made us meet to be
partakers of the inheritance of the
saints in light:

    13 Who hath delivered us from the
power of darkness, and hath
translated us into the kingdom of his
dear Son:

    19 For it pleased the Father that
in him should all fulness dwell;

    28 Whom we preach, warning every
man, and teaching every man in all
wisdom; that we may present every man
perfect in Christ Jesus:

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


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

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 259:1-14


    (God's man discerned)
    Man is not absorbed in Deity, and man cannot lose his individuality, for he reflects eternal Life; nor is he an isolated, solitary idea, for he represents infinite Mind, the sum of all substance.
    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.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 91:16


    (Man's genuine being)
    Absorbed in material selfhood we discern and reflect but faintly the substance of Life or Mind. The denial of material selfhood aids the discernment of man's spiritual and eternal individuality, and destroys the erroneous knowledge gained from matter or through what are termed the material senses.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 288:27-28


    (The Christ-element)
    Science reveals the glorious possibilities of immortal man, forever unlimited by the mortal senses.


Section 3


Genesis 1:11,12

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

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

***
Psalm 40:5

    5 Many, O Lord my God, are thy
wonderful works which thou hast done,
and thy thoughts which are to
us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up
in order unto thee: if I would
declare and speak of them, they are
more than can be numbered.
Psalm 139:15-18

    15 My substance was not hid from
thee, when I was made in secret, and
curiously wrought in the lowest parts
of the earth.

    16 Thine eyes did see my substance,
yet being unperfect; and in thy book
all my members were written, which in
continuance were fashioned, when as
yet there was none of them.

    17 How precious also are thy
thoughts unto me, O God! how great is
the sum of them!

    18 If I should count them, they are
more in number than the sand: when I
awake, I am still with thee.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 286:21-26


    (Spiritual thoughts)
    God's thoughts are perfect and eternal, are substance and Life. Material and temporal thoughts are human, involving error, and since God, Spirit, is the only cause, they lack a divine cause. The temporal and material are not then creations of Spirit. They are but counterfeits of the spiritual and eternal.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 508:5-6,14-16

    (Ever-appearing creation)
    The only intelligence or substance of a thought, a seed, or a flower is God, the creator of it.
    (Mind's pure thought)
    The seed within itself is the pure thought emanating from divine Mind.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 509:20-24,29-4

    (Divine nature appearing)
    So-called mineral, vegetable, and animal substances are no more contingent now on time or material structure than they were when "the morning stars sang together." Mind made the "plant of the field before it was in the earth."
    (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!

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 209:16


    (Spiritual translation)
    The compounded minerals or aggregated substances composing the earth, the relations which constituent masses hold to each other, the magnitudes, distances, and revolutions of the celestial bodies, are of no real importance, when we remember that they all must give place to the spiritual fact by the translation of man and the universe back into Spirit. In proportion as this is done, man and the universe will be found harmonious and eternal.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 267:1-2


    (The infinitude of God)
    Every object in material thought will be destroyed, but the spiritual idea, whose substance is in Mind, is eternal.


Section 4


Isaiah 39:1-6

    1 At that time Merodachbaladan,
the son of Baladan, king of Babylon,
sent letters and a present to
Hezekiah: for he had heard that he
had been sick, and was recovered.

    2 And Hezekiah was glad of them,
and shewed them the house of his
precious things, the silver, and the
gold, and the spices, and the
precious ointment, and all the house
of his armour, and all that was found
in his treasures: there was nothing
in his house, nor in all his
dominion, that Hezekiah, shewed them
not.

    3 #Then came Isaiah the prophet
unto king Hezekiah, and said unto
him, What said these men? and from
whence came they unto thee? And
Hezekiah said, They are come from a
far country unto me, even from
Babylon.

    4 Then said he, What have they seen
in thine house? And Hezekiah
answered, All that is in mine house
have they seen: there is nothing
among my treasures that I have not
shewed them.

    5 Then said Isaiah to Hezekiah,
Hear the word of the Lord of hosts:

    6 Behold, the days come, that all
that is in thine house, and that
which thy fathers have laid up in
store until this day, shall be
carried to Babylon: nothing shall be
left, saith the Lord.

***
Jeremiah 17:1,3

    1 The sin of Judah is written with
a pen of iron, and with the point of a
diamond: it is graven upon the table
of their heart, and upon the horns of
your altars;

    3 O my mountain in the field, I
will give thy substance and all thy
treasures to the spoil, and thy high
places for sin, throughout all thy
borders.

***
Matthew 6:19-21

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

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

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 311:26-7


    (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.
    (Sense-dreams)
    How true it is that whatever is learned through material sense must be lost because such so-called knowledge is reversed by the spiritual facts of being in Science. That which material sense calls intangible, is found to be substance. What to material sense seems substance, becomes nothingness, as the sense-dream vanishes and reality appears.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 299:24

    (Knowledge and Truth)
    Truth never destroys God's idea. Truth is spiritual, eternal substance, which cannot destroy the right reflection. Corporeal sense, or error, may seem to hide Truth, health, harmony, and Science, as the mist obscures the sun or the mountain; but Science, the sunshine of Truth, will melt away the shadow and reveal the celestial peaks.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 451:14-16


    (Treasure in heaven)
    Man walks in the direction towards which he looks, and where his treasure is, there will his heart be also.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 265:3


    (Godward gravitation)
    Man understands spiritual existence in proportion as his treasures of Truth and Love are enlarged. Mortals must gravitate Godward, their affections and aims grow spiritual, - they must near the broader interpretations of being, and gain some proper sense of the infinite, - in order that sin and mortality may be put off.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 325:32


    (Consecration required)
    A false sense of life, substance, and mind hides the divine possibilities, and conceals scientific demonstration.


Section 5


Proverbs 1:10,11,13-15

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

    11 If they say, Come with us, let
us lay wait for blood, let us lurk
privily for the innocent without
cause:

    13 We shall find all precious
substance, we shall fill our houses
with spoil:

    14 Cast in thy lot among us; let us
all have one purse:

    15 My son, walk not thou in the way
with them; refrain thy foot from
their path:

***
I John 2:15-17

    15 Love not the world, neither the
things that are in the world. If any
man love the world, the love of the
Father is not in him.

    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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 287:24


    (Error unveiled) The supposition that life, substance, and intelligence are in matter, or of it, is an error. Matter is neither a thing nor a person, but merely the objective supposition of Spirit's opposite. 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 - 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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 209:25


    (Spiritual translation)
    Material substances or mundane formations, astronomical calculations, and all the paraphernalia of speculative theories, based on the hypothesis of material law or life and intelligence resident in matter, will ultimately vanish, swallowed up in the infinite calculus of Spirit.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 277:29


    (Material error) 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.


Section 6


Proverbs 8:1,6,20,21

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

    6 Hear; for I will speak of
excellent things; and the opening of
my lips shall be right things.

    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.

***
Hebrews 10:32-34

    32 But call to remembrance the
former days, in which, after ye were
illuminated, ye endured a great fight
of afflictions;

    33 Partly, whilst ye were made a
gazingstock both by reproaches and
afflictions; and partly, whilst ye
became companions of them that were
so used.

    34 For ye had compassion of me in
my bonds, and took joyfully the
spoiling of your goods, knowing in
yourselves that ye have in heaven a
better and an enduring substance.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 480:1-5

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


    (Spiritual reflection) 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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 278:3


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

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 257:6


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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 516:4


    (Reflected likeness)
    The substance, Life, intelligence, Truth, and Love, which constitute Deity, are reflected by His creation; and when we subordinate the false testimony of the corporeal senses to the facts of Science, we shall see this true likeness and reflection everywhere.

Subheadings in this lesson

11 1 - Spiritual synonyms
11 1 - Substance spiritual
11 1 - -18- The only substance
11 1 - The divine reflection
11 1 - Divine synonyms
11 2 - Inverted images and ideas
11 2 - God's man discerned
11 2 - Man's genuine being
11 2 - The Christ-element
11 3 - Spiritual thoughts
11 3 - Unfolding of thoughts
11 3 - Ever-appearing creation
11 3 - Mind's pure thought
11 3 - Divine nature appearing
11 3 - Spiritual ideas apprehended
11 3 - Spiritual translation
11 3 - The infinitude of God
11 4 - Soul impeccable
11 4 - Sense-dreams
11 4 - Knowledge and Truth
11 4 - Treasure in heaven
11 4 - Godward gravitation
11 4 - Consecration required
11 5 - Error unveiled
11 5 - One cause supreme
11 5 - Spiritual translation
11 5 - Material error
11 6 - Spiritual reflection
11 6 - Substance versus supposition
11 6 - Matter is not substance
11 6 - Reflected likeness


September 20,1908

Subject: 12

MATTER.

2ooo



-- Golden Text --

Matthew 15:13

    13 But he answered and said, Every
plant, which my heavenly Father hath
not planted, shall be rooted up.


Responsive Reading


Revelation 18:10-21

    10 Standing afar off for the fear
of her torment, saying, Alas, alas
that great city Babylon, that mighty
city! for in one hour is thy judgment
come.

    11 And the merchants of the earth
shall weep and mourn over her; for no
man buyeth their merchandise any
more:

    12 The merchandise of gold, and
silver, and precious stones, and of
pearls, and fine linen, and purple,
and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine
wood, and all manner vessels of
ivory, and all manner vessels of most
precious wood, and of brass, and
iron, and marble,

    13 And cinnamon, and odours, and
ointments, and frankincense, and
wine, and oil, and fine flour, and
wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and
horses, and chariots, and slaves, and
souls of men.

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

    15 The merchants of these things,
which were made rich by her, shall
stand afar off for the fear of her
torment, weeping and wailing,

    16 And saying, Alas, alas, that
great city, that was clothed in fine
linen, and purple, and scarlet, and
decked with gold, and precious
stones, and pearls!

    17 For in one hour so great riches
is come to nought. And every
shipmaster, and all the company in
ships, and sailors, and as many as
trade by sea, stood afar off,

    18 And cried when they saw the
smoke of her burning, saying, What
city is like unto this great city!

    19 And they cast dust on their
heads, and cried, weeping and
wailing, saying, Alas, alas, that
great city, wherein were made rich
all that had ships in the sea by
reason of her costliness! for in one
hour is she made desolate.

    20 Rejoice over her, thou heaven,
and ye holy apostles and prophets;
for God hath avenged you on her.

    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.


Section 1


Genesis 2:7,19

    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.
Genesis 3:9-12

    9 And the Lord God called unto
Adam, and said unto him, Where art
thou?

    10 And he said, I heard thy voice
in the garden, and I was afraid,
because I was naked; and I hid
myself.

    11 And he said, Who told thee that
thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of
the tree, whereof I commanded thee
that thou shouldest not eat?

    12 And the man said, The woman whom
thou gavest to be with me, she gave
me of the tree, and I did eat.

***
Job 31:14,33,34,37

    14 What then shall I do when God
riseth up? and when he visiteth, what
shall I answer him?

    33 If I covered my transgressions
as Adam, by hiding mine iniquity in
my bosom:

    34 Did I fear a great multitude, or
did the contempt of families terrify
me, that I kept silence, and went not
out of the door?

    37 I would declare unto him the
number of my steps; as a prince would
I go near unto him.

***
Proverbs 28:13

    13 He that covereth his sins shall
not prosper: but whoso confesseth and
forsaketh them shall have mercy.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 177:15


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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 527:28


    (Creation's counterfeit)
    Is the Supreme Being retrograding, and is man giving up his dignity? Was it requisite for the formation of man that dust should become sentient, when all being is the reflection of the eternal Mind, and the record declares that God has already created man, both male and female? That Adam gave the name and nature of animals, is solely mythological and material. It cannot be true that man was ordered to create man anew in partnership with God; this supposition was a dream, a myth.

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.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 172:15-16


    (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.


Section 2


Genesis 3:13,14,16

    13 And the Lord God said unto the
woman, What is this that thou hast
done? And the woman said, The serpent
beguiled me, and I did eat.

    14 And the Lord God said unto the
serpent, Because thou hast done this,
thou art cursed above all cattle, and
above every beast of the field; upon
thy belly shalt thou go, and dust
shalt thou eat all the days of thy
life:

    16 Unto the woman he said, I will
greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy
conception; in sorrow thou shalt
bring forth children; and thy desire
shall be to thy husband, and he shall
rule over thee.

***
II Corinthians 11:3

    3 But I fear, lest by any means, as
the serpent beguiled Eve through his
subtilty, so your minds should be
corrupted from the simplicity that is
in Christ.

***
Revelation 12:7-9

    7 And there was war in heaven:
Michael and his angels fought against
the dragon; and the dragon fought and
his angels,

    8 And prevailed not; neither was
their place found any more in heaven.


    9 And the great dragon was cast
out, that old serpent, called the
Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the
whole world: he was cast out into the
earth, and his angels were cast out
with him.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 306:32


    (The serpent's whisper)
    The parent of all human discord was the Adam-dream, the deep sleep, in which originated the delusion that life and intelligence proceeded from and passed into matter. This pantheistic error, or so-called serpent, insists still upon the opposite of Truth, saying, "Ye shall be as gods;" that is, I will make error as real and eternal as Truth.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 92:11


    (Knowledge of good and evil)
    In old Scriptural pictures we see a serpent coiled around the tree of knowledge and speaking to Adam and Eve. This represents the serpent in the act of commending to our first parents the knowledge of good and evil, a knowledge gained from matter, or evil, instead of from Spirit. The portrayal is still graphically accurate, for the common conception of mortal man - a burlesque of God's man - is an outgrowth of human knowledge or sensuality, a mere offshoot of material sense.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 533:26-2


    (False womanhood)
    Truth, cross-questioning man as to his knowledge of error, finds woman the first to confess her fault. She says, "The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat;" as much as to say in meek penitence, "Neither man nor God shall father my fault." She has already learned that corporeal sense is the serpent. Hence she is first to abandon the belief in the material origin of man and to discern spiritual creation.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 564:24


    (Doom of the dragon)
    From Genesis to the Apocalypse, sin, sickness, and death, envy, hatred, and revenge, - all evil, - are typified by a serpent, or animal subtlety. Jesus said, quoting a line from the Psalms, "They hated me without a cause." The serpent is perpetually close upon the heel of harmony. From the beginning to the end, the serpent pursues with hatred the spiritual idea. In Genesis, this allegorical, talking serpent typifies mortal mind, "more subtle than any beast of the field." In the Apocalypse, when nearing its doom, this evil increases and becomes the great red dragon, swollen with sin, inflamed with war against spirituality, and ripe for destruction. It is full of lust and hate, loathing the brightness of divine glory.


Section 3


Jeremiah 5:20-23

    20 Declare this in the house of
Jacob, and publish it in Judah,
saying,

    21 Hear now this, O foolish people,
and without understanding; which have
eyes, and see not; which have ears,
and hear not:

    22 Fear ye not me? saith the Lord:
will ye not tremble at my presence,
which have placed the sand for the
bound of the sea by a perpetual
decree, that it cannot pass it: and
though the waves thereof toss
themselves, yet can they not prevail;
though they roar, yet can they not
pass over it?

    23 But this people hath a revolting
and a rebellious heart; they are
revolted and gone.

***
Matthew 13:12,13,15

    12 For whosoever hath, to him shall
be given, and he shall have more
abundance: but whosoever hath not,
from him shall be taken away even
that he hath.

    13 Therefore speak I to them in
parables: because they seeing see
not; and hearing they hear not,
neither do they understand.

    15 For this people's heart is waxed
gross, and their ears are dull of
hearing, and their eyes they have
closed; lest at any time they should
see with their eyes, and hear with
their ears, and should understand
with their heart, and should be
converted, and I should heal them.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 274:3-7,20


    (Material knowledge illusive) Unnecessary knowledge gained from the five senses is only temporal, - the conception of mortal mind, the offspring of sense, not of Soul, Spirit, - and symbolizes all that is evil and perishable.
    (Five senses deceptive)
    These false beliefs and their products constitute the flesh, and the flesh wars against Spirit.

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.

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


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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 214:32


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


Section 4


Daniel 2:31,34,35

    31 #Thou, O king, sawest, and
behold a great image. This great
image, whose brightness was
excellent, stood before thee; and the
form thereof was terrible.

    34 Thou sawest till that a stone
was cut out without hands, which
smote the image upon his feet that
were of iron and clay, and brake them
to pieces.

    35 Then was the iron, the clay, the
brass, the silver, and the gold,
broken to pieces together, and became
like the chaff of the summer
threshingfloors; and the wind carried
them away, that no place was found
for them: and the stone that smote
the image became a great mountain,
and filled the whole earth.

***
Matthew 21:42-44

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

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

    44 And whosoever shall fall on this
stone shall be broken: but on
whomsoever it shall fall, it will
grind him to powder.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 295:16


    (Goodness transparent)
    The manifestation of God through mortals is as light passing through the window-pane. The light and the glass never mingle, but as matter, the glass is less opaque than the walls. The mortal mind through which Truth appears most vividly is that one which has lost much materiality - much error - in order to become a better transparency for Truth. Then, like a cloud melting into thin vapor, it no longer hides the sun.

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


    (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. Mortal testimony can be shaken. Until belief becomes faith, and faith becomes spiritual understanding, human thought has little relation to the actual or divine.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 279:6

    (Material mortality)
    The doom of matter establishes the conclusion that matter, slime, or protoplasm never originated in the immortal Mind, and is therefore not eternal. Matter is neither created by Mind nor for the manifestation and support of Mind.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 288:20

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


Section 5


Daniel 3:16-22,27

    16 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego,
answered and said to the king, O
Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to
answer thee in this matter.

    17 If it be so, our God whom we
serve is able to deliver us from the
burning fiery furnace, and he will
deliver us out of thine hand, O king.


    18 But if not, be it known unto
thee, O king, that we will not serve
thy gods, nor worship the golden
image which thou hast set up.

    19 #Then was Nebuchadnezzar full of
fury, and the form of his visage was
changed against Shadrach, Meshach,
and Abednego: therefore he spake, and
commanded that they should heat the
furnace one seven times more than it
was wont to be heated.

    20 And he commanded the most mighty
men that were in his army to bind
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, and
to cast them into the burning fiery
furnace.

    21 Then these men were bound in
their coats, their hosen, and their
hats, and their other garments, and
were cast into the midst of the
burning fiery furnace.

    22 Therefore because the king's
commandment was urgent, and the
furnace exceeding hot, the flame of
the fire slew those men that took up
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.

    27 And the princes, governors, and
captains, and the king's counsellors,
being gathered together, saw these
men, upon whose bodies the fire had
no power, nor was an hair of their
head singed, neither were their coats
changed, nor the smell of fire had
passed on them.

***
Hebrews 11:32-34

    32 And what shall I more say? for
the time would fail me to tell of
Gedeon, and of Barak, and of Samson,
and of Jephthae; of David also, and
Samuel, and of the prophets:

    33 Who through faith subdued
kingdoms, wrought righteousness,
obtained promises, stopped the mouths
of lions,

    34 Quenched the violence of fire,
escaped the edge of the sword, out of
weakness were made strong, waxed
valiant in fight, turned to flight
the armies of the aliens.

***
Isaiah 2:17,18

    17 And the loftiness of man shall
be bowed down, and the haughtiness of
men shall be made low: and the Lord
alone shall be exalted in that day.

    18 And the idols he shall utterly
abolish.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 388:1-11


    (Christian history)
    The Christian martyrs were prophets of Christian Science. Through the uplifting and consecrating power of divine Truth, they obtained a victory over the corporeal senses, a victory which Science alone can explain. Stolidity, which is a resisting state of mortal mind, suffers less, only because it knows less of material law.
    The Apostle John testified to the divine basis of Christian Science, when dire inflictions failed to destroy his body. Idolaters, believing in more than one mind, had "gods many," and thought that they could kill the body with matter, independently of mind.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 37:5-8


    (Martyrs inevitable)
    History is full of records of suffering. "The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church." Mortals try in vain to slay Truth with the steel or the stake, but error falls only before the sword of Spirit.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 319:15


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

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 - 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.


Section 6


Daniel 4:4,5,18,24,25,30,31

    4 I Nebuchadnezzar was at rest in
mine house, and flourishing in my
palace:

    5 I saw a dream which made me
afraid, and the thoughts upon my bed
and the visions of my head troubled
me.

    18 This dream I king Nebuchadnezzar
have seen. Now thou, O Belteshazzar,
declare the interpretation thereof,
forasmuch as all the wise men of my
kingdom are not able to make known
unto me the interpretation: but thou
art able; for the spirit of the holy
gods is in thee.

    24 This is the interpretation, O
king, and this is the decree of the
most High, which is come upon my lord
the king:

    25 That they shall drive thee from
men, and thy dwelling shall be with
the beasts of the field, and they
shall make thee to eat grass as oxen,
and they shall wet thee with the dew
of heaven, and seven times shall pass
over thee, till thou know that the
most High ruleth in the kingdom of
men, and giveth it to whomsoever he
will.

    30 The king spake, and said, Is not
this great Babylon, that I have built
for the house of the kingdom by the
might of my power, and for the honour
of my majesty?

    31 While the word was in the king's
mouth, there fell a voice from
heaven, saying, O king
Nebuchadnezzar, to thee it is spoken;
The kingdom is departed from thee.

***
Isaiah 13:19

    19 #And Babylon, the glory of
kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldees'
excellency, shall be as when God
overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah.

***
Psalm 22:28

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

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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 535:15


    (Judgment on error)
    When will man pass through the open gate of Christian Science into the heaven of Soul, into the heritage of the first born among men? Truth is indeed "the way."

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 - 560:10-15


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

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 - 208:20


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

Subheadings in this lesson

12 1 - The effect of names
12 1 - Creation's counterfeit
12 1 - Adam
12 1 - Degrees of development
12 2 - The serpent's whisper
12 2 - Knowledge of good and evil
12 2 - False womanhood
12 2 - Doom of the dragon
12 3 - Material knowledge illusive
12 3 - Five senses deceptive
12 3 - What the senses originate
12 3 - Material pleasures
12 3 - The senses of Soul
12 4 - Goodness transparent
12 4 - Fevers the effect of fear
12 4 - Faith higher than belief
12 4 - Material mortality
12 4 - The chief stones in the temple
12 5 - Christian history
12 5 - Martyrs inevitable
12 5 - God the only Mind
12 5 - Spiritual law the only law
12 5 - Exploded doctrine
12 6 - Harmonious lifework
12 6 - Judgment on error
12 6 - Key to the kingdom
12 6 - True estimate of God's messenger
12 6 - The kingdom within
12 6 - Seemingly independent authority


September 27,1908

Subject: 13

REALITY.

ooo2



-- Golden Text --

Psalm 100:5

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


Responsive Reading


Luke 4:1-15

    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.

    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:

    10 For it is written, He shall give
his angels charge over thee, to keep
thee:

    11 And in their hands they shall
bear thee up, lest at any time thou
dash thy foot against a stone.

    12 And Jesus answering said unto
him, It is said, Thou shalt not tempt
the Lord thy God.

    13 And when the devil had ended all
the temptation, he departed from him
for a season.

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

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


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 89:11,14

    11 The heavens are thine, the earth
also is thine: as for the world and
the fulness thereof, thou hast
founded them.

    14 Justice and judgment are the
habitation of thy throne: mercy and
truth shall go before thy face.

***
Nehemiah 9:6

    6 Thou, even thou, art Lord alone;
thou hast made heaven, the heaven of
heavens, with all their host, the
earth, and all things that are
therein, the seas, and all that is
therein, and thou preservest them
all; and the host of heaven
worshippeth thee.

***
Jeremiah 51:15

    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.

***
Romans 1:20(to ;)

    20 For the invisible things of him
from the creation of the world are
clearly seen, being understood by the
things that are made, even his
eternal power and Godhead;
Romans 11:36

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

583:20 Chapter 17: Glossary
(CREATOR)

    CREATOR. Spirit; Mind; intelligence; the animating divine Principle of all that is real and good; self-existent Life, Truth, and Love; that which is perfect and eternal; the opposite of matter and evil, which have no Principle; God, who made all that was made and could not create an atom or an element the opposite of Himself.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 339:8-10

  (- MORTAL MIND - Sickness)


    (-31- Evil not produced by God)
    God, Spirit, alone created all, and called it good. Therefore evil, being contrary to good, is unreal, and cannot be the product of God.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 337:22

  (- MORTAL MIND - Death)

    (-27- True idea of man)
    The visible universe and material man are the poor counterfeits of the invisible universe and spiritual man. Eternal things (verities) are God's thoughts as they exist in the spiritual realm of the real. Temporal things are the thoughts of mortals and are the unreal, being the opposite of the real or the spiritual and eternal.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 303:1-5

    (Mental propagation)
    The reflection, through mental manifestation, of the multitudinous forms of Mind which people the realm of the real is controlled by Mind, the Principle governing the reflection.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 335:27-28

  (- MORTAL MIND - Material senses)

    (-20- The one divine Mind) Reality is spiritual, harmonious, immutable, immortal, divine, eternal.


Section 2


Psalm 33:4,5

    4 For the word of the Lord is
right; and all his works are done in
truth.

    5 He loveth righteousness and
judgment: the earth is full of the
goodness of the Lord.
Psalm 107:8,9

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

    9 For he satisfieth the longing
soul, and filleth the hungry soul
with goodness.

***
James 1:5,21

    5 If any of you lack wisdom, let
him ask of God, that giveth to all
men liberally, and upbraideth not;
and it shall be given him.

    21 Wherefore lay apart all
filthiness and superfluity of
naughtiness, and receive with
meekness the engrafted word, which is
able to save your souls.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 480:29-2

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


    (Vapor and nothingness)
    If sin, sickness, and death were understood as nothingness, they would disappear. As vapor melts before the sun, so evil would vanish before the reality of good. One must hide the other. How important, then, to choose good as the reality!

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 276:9-14


    (Universal brotherhood)
    Man and his Maker are correlated in divine Science, and real consciousness is cognizant only of the things of God.
    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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 538:19


    (Contrasted testimony)
    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.

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


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


Section 3


Psalm 37:27,28

    27 Depart from evil, and do good;
and dwell for evermore.

    28 For the Lord loveth judgment,
and forsaketh not his saints; they
are preserved for ever: but the seed
of the wicked shall be cut off.

***
Romans 6:23

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

***
Hebrews 5:5,8,9

    5 So also Christ glorified not
himself to be made an high priest;
but he that said unto him, Thou art
my Son, to day have I begotten thee.

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

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

***
I John 1:2

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

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 487:27

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


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

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 488:20-21

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


    (All faculties from Mind)
    The corporeal senses can take no cognizance of spiritual reality and immortality.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 489:8

(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

    (Possibilities of Life)
    Any hypothesis which supposes life to be in matter is an educated belief. In infancy this belief is not equal to guiding the hand to the mouth; and as consciousness develops, this belief goes out, - yields to the reality of everlasting Life.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 311:14-19


    (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.

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


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


Section 4


Psalm 102:11,12,24,28

    11 My days are like a shadow that
declineth; and I am withered like
grass.

    12 But thou, O Lord, shalt endure
for ever; and thy remembrance unto
all generations.

    24 I said, O my God, take me not
away in the midst of my days: thy
years are throughout all generations.


    28 The children of thy servants
shall continue, and their seed shall
be established before thee.

***
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.

***
Hebrews 10:32,34

    32 But call to remembrance the
former days, in which, after ye were
illuminated, ye endured a great fight
of afflictions;

    34 For ye had compassion of me in
my bonds, and took joyfully the
spoiling of your goods, knowing in
yourselves that ye have in heaven a
better and an enduring substance.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 277:24-26


    (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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 298:13-20

    (Truth's witness)
    Spiritual sense, contradicting the material senses, involves intuition, hope, faith, understanding, fruition, reality. Material sense expresses the belief that mind is in matter. This human belief, alternating between a sense of pleasure and pain, hope and fear, life and death, never reaches beyond the boundary of the mortal or the unreal. When the real is attained, which is announced by Science, joy is no longer a trembler, nor is hope a cheat.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 34:18-26


    (Fellowship with Christ)
    Through all the disciples experienced, they became more spiritual and understood better what the Master had taught. His resurrection was also their resurrection. It helped them to raise themselves and others from spiritual dulness and blind belief in God into the perception of infinite possibilities. They needed this quickening, for soon their dear Master would rise again in the spiritual realm of reality, and ascend far above their apprehension.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 72:1,23-32


    (Found wanting)
    There is but one spiritual existence, - the Life of which corporeal sense can take no cognizance. The divine Principle of man speaks through immortal sense. If a material body - in other words, mortal, material sense - were permeated by Spirit, that body would disappear to mortal sense, would be deathless. A condition precedent to communion with Spirit is the gain of spiritual life.
    (Scientific phenomena)
    In Science, individual good derived from God, the infinite All-in-all, may flow from the departed to mortals; but evil is neither communicable nor scientific. A sinning, earthly mortal is not the reality of Life nor the medium through which truth passes to earth. The joy of intercourse becomes the jest of sin, when evil and suffering are communicable. Not personal intercommunion but divine law is the communicator of truth, health, and harmony to earth and humanity.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 207:27-29


    (One primal cause)
    The spiritual reality is the scientific fact in all things. The spiritual fact, repeated in the action of man and the whole universe, is harmonious and is the ideal of Truth.


Section 5


Exodus 33:12-14

    12 #And Moses said unto the Lord,
See, thou sayest unto me, Bring up
this people: and thou hast not let me
know whom thou wilt send with me. Yet
thou hast said, I know thee by name,
and thou hast also found grace in my
sight.

    13 Now therefore, I pray thee, if I
have found grace in thy sight, shew
me now thy way, that I may know thee,
that I may find grace in thy sight:
and consider that this nation is thy
people.

    14 And he said, My presence shall
go with thee, and I will give thee
rest.

***
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.

***
Matthew 4:1,5-7,10,11

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

    5 Then the devil taketh him up into
the holy city, and setteth him on a
pinnacle of the temple,

    6 And saith unto him, If thou be
the Son of God, cast thyself down:
for it is written, He shall give his
angels charge concerning thee: and in
their hands they shall bear thee up,
lest at any time thou dash thy foot
against a stone.

    7 Jesus said unto him, It is
written again, Thou shalt not tempt
the Lord thy God.

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

    11 Then the devil leaveth him, and,
behold, angels came and ministered
unto him.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 299:11


    (Our angelic messengers)
    Angels are God's representatives. These upward-soaring beings never lead towards self, sin, or materiality, but guide to the divine Principle of all good, whither every real individuality, image, or likeness of God, gathers. By giving earnest heed to these spiritual guides they tarry with us, and we entertain "angels unawares."

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 567:3-8


    (Angelic offices)
    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.

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


    (Wrestling of Jacob)
    Jacob was alone, wrestling with error, - struggling with a mortal sense of life, substance, and intelligence as existent in matter with its false pleasures and pains, - when an angel, a message from Truth and Love, appeared to him and smote the sinew, or strength, of his error, till he saw its unreality; and Truth, being thereby understood, gave him spiritual strength in this Peniel of divine Science.

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.


Section 6


I Corinthians 15:47-49

    47 The first man is of the earth,
earthy: the second man is the Lord
from heaven.

    48 As is the earthy, such are they
also that are earthy: and as is the
heavenly, such are they also that are
heavenly.

    49 And as we have borne the image
of the earthy, we shall also bear the
image of the heavenly.

***
Philipians 3:20,21

    20 For our conversation is in
heaven; from whence also we look for
the Saviour, the Lord Jesus 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.

***
Revelation 5:9,10

    9 And they sung a new song, saying,
Thou art worthy to take the book, and
to open the seals thereof: for thou
wast slain, and hast redeemed us to
God by thy blood out of every
kindred, and tongue, and people, and
nation;

    10 And hast made us unto our God
kings and priests: and we shall reign
on the earth.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 352:8


    (Spirit the tangible)
    To Jesus, not materiality, but spirituality, was the reality of man's existence, while to the rabbis the spiritual was the intangible and uncertain, if not the unreal.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 301:6-16


    (The divine reflection)
    To himself, mortal and material man seems to be substance, but his sense of substance involves error and therefore is material, temporal.
    On the other hand, the immortal, spiritual man is really substantial, and reflects the eternal substance, or Spirit, which mortals hope for. He reflects the divine, which constitutes the only real and eternal entity. This reflection seems to mortal sense transcendental, because the spiritual man's substantiality transcends mortal vision and is revealed only through divine Science.

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.

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.

Subheadings in this lesson

13 1 - -31- Evil not produced by God
13 1 - -27- True idea of man
13 1 - Mental propagation
13 1 - -20- The one divine Mind
13 2 - Vapor and nothingness
13 2 - Universal brotherhood
13 2 - Contrasted testimony
13 2 - Truthful arguments
13 2 - Morality required
13 3 - Understanding versus belief
13 3 - All faculties from Mind
13 3 - Possibilities of Life
13 3 - Soul impeccable
13 3 - All evil unnatural
13 4 - Material error
13 4 - Truth's witness
13 4 - Fellowship with Christ
13 4 - Found wanting
13 4 - Scientific phenomena
13 4 - One primal cause
13 5 - Our angelic messengers
13 5 - Angelic offices
13 5 - Wrestling of Jacob
13 5 - The clouds dissolving
13 6 - Spirit the tangible
13 6 - The divine reflection
13 6 - Man's genuine being
13 6 - So-called superiority


October 4,1908

Subject: 14

UNREALITY.

oo2o



-- Golden Text --

Proverbs 30:8

    8 Remove far from me vanity and
lies: give me neither poverty nor
riches; feed me with food convenient
for me:


Responsive Reading


Jeremiah 12:1,4,10,11,13

    1 Righteous art thou, O Lord, when
I plead with thee: yet let me talk
with thee of thy judgments: Wherefore
doth the way of the wicked prosper?
wherefore are all they happy that
deal very treacherously?

    4 How long shall the land mourn,
and the herbs of every field wither,
for the wickedness of them that dwell
therein? the beasts are consumed, and
the birds; because they said, He
shall not see our last end.

    10 Many pastors have destroyed my
vineyard, they have trodden my
portion under foot, they have made my
pleasant portion a desolate
wilderness.

    11 They have made it desolate, and
being desolate it mourneth unto me;
the whole land is made desolate,
because no man layeth it to heart.

    13 They have sown wheat, but shall
reap thorns: they have put themselves
to pain, but shall not profit: and
they shall be ashamed of your
revenues because of the fierce anger
of the Lord.
Jeremiah 14:7-9,19,20,22

    7 #O Lord, though our iniquities
testify against us, do thou it for
thy name's sake: for our backslidings
are many; we have sinned against
thee.

    8 O the hope of Israel, the saviour
thereof in time of trouble, why
shouldest thou be as a stranger in
the land, and as a wayfaring man that
turneth aside to tarry for a night?

    9 Why shouldest thou be as a man
astonied, as a mighty man that cannot
save? yet thou, O Lord, art in the
midst of us, and we are called by thy
name; leave us not.

    19 Hast thou utterly rejected
Judah? hath thy soul lothed Zion? why
hast thou smitten us, and there is no
healing for us? we looked for peace,
and there is no good; and for the
time of healing, and behold trouble!

    20 We acknowledge, O Lord, our
wickedness, and the iniquity of our
fathers: for we have sinned against
thee.

    22 Are there any among the vanities
of the Gentiles that can cause rain?
or can the heavens give showers? art
not thou he, O Lord our God?
therefore we will wait upon thee: for
thou hast made all these things.


Section 1


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.

***
Jeremiah 10:1,11,15

    1 Hear ye the word which the Lord
speaketh unto you, O house of Israel:


    11 Thus shall ye say unto them, The
gods that have not made the heavens
and the earth, even they shall perish
from the earth, and from under these
heavens.

    15 They are vanity, and the work of
errors: in the time of their
visitation they shall perish.

***
Mark 12:28,29,32

    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:

    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:

***
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.

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


    (Real and unreal identity)
    Nothing is real and eternal, - nothing is Spirit, - but God and His idea. Evil has no reality. It is neither person, place, nor thing, but is simply a belief, an illusion of material sense.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 331:11

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


    (-5- Allness of Spirit)
    V. The Scriptures imply that God is All-in-all. From this it follows that nothing possesses reality nor existence except the divine Mind and His ideas. The Scriptures also declare that God is Spirit. Therefore in Spirit all is harmony, and there can be no discord; all is Life, and there is no death. Everything in God's universe expresses Him.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 275:10

    (Divine synonyms)
    To grasp the reality and order of being in its Science, you must begin by reckoning God as the divine Principle of all that really is. Spirit, Life, Truth, Love, combine as one, - and are the Scriptural names for God. All substance, intelligence, wisdom, being, immortality, cause, and effect belong to God. These are His attributes, the eternal manifestations of the infinite divine Principle, Love. No wisdom is wise but His wisdom; no truth is true, no love is lovely, no life is Life but the divine; no good is, but the good God bestows.

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.


Section 2


Job 20:4-6,8,12,18

    4 Knowest thou not this of old,
since man was placed upon earth,

    5 That the triumphing of the wicked
is short, and the joy of the
hypocrite but for a moment?

    6 Though his excellency mount up to
the heavens, and his head reach unto
the clouds;

    8 He shall fly away as a dream, and
shall not be found: yea, he shall be
chased away as a vision of the night.


    12 Though wickedness be sweet in
his mouth, though he hide it under
his tongue;

    18 That which he laboured for shall
he restore, and shall not swallow it
down: according to his substance
shall the restitution be, and he
shall not rejoice therein.

***
Proverbs 21:6

    6 The getting of treasures by a
lying tongue is a vanity tossed to
and fro of them that seek death.

***
Psalm 39:6

    6 Surely every man walketh in a
vain shew: surely they are disquieted
in vain: he heapeth up riches, and
knoweth not who shall gather them.

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.

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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 311:9-12

    (Sin only of the flesh)
    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 - 188:4


    (Embryonic sinful thoughts)
    The belief of sin, which has grown terrible in strength and influence, is an unconscious error in the beginning, - an embryonic thought without motive; but afterwards it governs the so-called man. Passion, depraved appetites, dishonesty, envy, hatred, revenge ripen into action, only to pass from shame and woe to their final punishment.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 178:22

    (Animal magnetism destroyed)
    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.


Section 3


Psalm 5:4

    4 For thou art not a God that hath
pleasure in wickedness: neither shall
evil dwell with thee.

***
Job 21:7,12,14

    7 Wherefore do the wicked live,
become old, yea, are mighty in power?


    12 They take the timbrel and harp,
and rejoice at the sound of the organ.


    14 Therefore they say unto God,
Depart from us; for we desire not the
knowledge of thy ways.

***
James 5:1,5

    1 Go to now, ye rich men, weep and
howl for your miseries that shall come
upon you.

    5 Ye have lived in pleasure on the
earth, and been wanton; ye have
nourished your hearts, as in a day of
slaughter.

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.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 196:6


    (Sin destroyed through suffering)
    Better the suffering which awakens mortal mind from its fleshly dream, than the false pleasures which tend to perpetuate this dream. Sin alone brings death, for sin is the only element of destruction.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 404:3-25


    (Appetites to be abandoned)
    If a man is an inebriate, a slave to tobacco, or the special servant of any one of the myriad forms of sin, meet and destroy these errors with the truth of being, - by exhibiting to the wrong-doer the suffering which his submission to such habits brings, and by convincing him that there is no real pleasure in false appetites. A corrupt mind is manifested in a corrupt body. Lust, malice, and all sorts of evil are diseased beliefs, and you can destroy them only by destroying the wicked motives which produce them. If the evil is over in the repentant mortal mind, while its effects still remain on the individual, you can remove this disorder as God's law is fulfilled and reformation cancels the crime. The healthy sinner is the hardened sinner.
    (Temperance reform)
    The temperance reform, felt all over our land, results from metaphysical healing, which cuts down every tree that brings not forth good fruit. This conviction, that there is no real pleasure in sin, is one of the most important points in the theology of Christian Science. Arouse the sinner to this new and true view of sin, show him that sin confers no pleasure, and this knowledge strengthens his moral courage and increases his ability to master evil and to love good.


Section 4


Isaiah 1:10,13

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

    13 Bring no more vain oblations;
incense is an abomination unto me;
the new moons and sabbaths, the
calling of assemblies, I cannot away
with; it is iniquity, even the solemn
meeting.

***
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?

***
Matthew 6:5,7

    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.

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

***
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.

***
James 1:26

    26 If any man among you seem to be
religious, and bridleth not his
tongue, but deceiveth his own heart,
this man's religion is vain.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 140:16-19


    (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.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 4:32


    (Veritable devotion)
    Whatever materializes worship hinders man's spiritual growth and keeps him from demonstrating his power over error.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 10:5-11

    (The chalice sacrificial)
    The world must grow to the spiritual understanding of prayer. If good enough to profit by Jesus' cup of earthly sorrows, God will sustain us under these sorrows. Until we are thus divinely qualified and are willing to drink his cup, millions of vain repetitions will never pour into prayer the unction of Spirit in demonstration of power and "with signs following."

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 13:5

    (Public exaggerations)
    In public prayer we often go beyond our convictions, beyond the honest standpoint of fervent desire. If we are not secretly yearning and openly striving for the accomplishment of all we ask, our prayers are "vain repetitions," such as the heathen use. If our petitions are sincere, we labor for what we ask; and our Father, who seeth in secret, will reward us openly. Can the mere public expression of our desires increase them? Do we gain the omnipotent ear sooner by words than by thoughts? Even if prayer is sincere, God knows our need before we tell Him or our fellow-beings about it. If we cherish the desire honestly and silently and humbly, God will bless it, and we shall incur less risk of overwhelming our real wishes with a torrent of words.

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


    (Service and worship) It is sad that the phrase divine service has come so generally to mean public worship instead of daily deeds.


Section 5


Psalm 111:2,6,7

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

    6 He hath shewed his people the
power of his works, that he may give
them the heritage of the heathen.

    7 The works of his hands are verity
and judgment; all his commandments
are sure.

***
John 9:1-3,6,7,39

    1 And as Jesus passed by, he saw a
man which was blind from his birth.

    2 And his disciples asked him,
saying, Master, who did sin, this
man, or his parents, that he was born
blind?

    3 Jesus answered, Neither hath this
man sinned, nor his parents: but that
the works of God should be made
manifest in him.

    6 When he had thus spoken, he spat
on the ground, and made clay of the
spittle, and he anointed the eyes of
the blind man with the clay,

    7 And said unto him, Go, wash in
the pool of Siloam, (which is by
interpretation, Sent.) He went his
way therefore, and washed, and came
seeing.

    39 #And Jesus said, For judgment I
am come into this world, that they
which see not might see; and that
they which see might be made blind.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 480:12-13

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


    (Harmony from Spirit)
    Material sense has its realm apart from Science in the unreal.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 316:3


    (Jesus as mediator)
    The real man being linked by Science to his Maker, mortals need only turn from sin and lose sight of mortal selfhood to find Christ, the real man and his relation to God, and to recognize the divine sonship. Christ, Truth, was demonstrated through Jesus to prove the power of Spirit over the flesh, - to show that Truth is made manifest by its effects upon the human mind and body, healing sickness and destroying sin.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 486:23

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


    (Permanent sensibility)
    Sight, hearing, all the spiritual senses of man, are eternal. They cannot be lost. Their reality and immortality are in Spirit and understanding, not in matter, - hence their permanence. If this were not so, man would be speedily annihilated. If the five corporeal senses were the medium through which to understand God, then palsy, blindness, and deafness would place man in a terrible situation, where he would be like those "having no hope, and without God in the world;" but as a matter of fact, these calamities often drive mortals to seek and to find a higher sense of happiness and existence.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 353:1,16-19


    (The real and the unreal)
    The Christianly scientific real is the sensuous unreal. Sin, disease, whatever seems real to material sense, is unreal in divine Science. The physical senses and Science have ever been antagonistic, and they will so continue, till the testimony of the physical senses yields entirely to Christian Science.
    (Superstition obsolete)
    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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 478:24-27

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


    (Harmonious functions)
    From beginning to end, whatever is mortal is composed of material human beliefs and of nothing else. That only is real which reflects God.


Section 6


Jeremiah 3:23

    23 Truly in vain is salvation hoped
for from the hills, and from the
multitude of mountains: truly in the
Lord our God is the salvation of
Israel.

***
Isaiah 25:4,5,7,8

    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.

    5 Thou shalt bring down the noise
of strangers, as the heat in a dry
place; even the heat with the shadow
of a cloud: the branch of the
terrible ones shall be brought low.

    7 And he will destroy in this
mountain the face of the covering
cast over all people, and the vail
that is spread over all nations.

    8 He will swallow up death in
victory; and the Lord God will wipe
away tears from off all faces; and
the rebuke of his people shall he
take away from off all the earth: for
the Lord hath spoken it.

***
Matthew 24:3,4,29,30,35

    3 #And as he sat upon the mount of
Olives, the disciples came unto him
privately, saying, Tell us, when
shall these things be? and what shall
be the sign of thy coming, and of the
end of the world?

    4 And Jesus answered and said unto
them, Take heed that no man deceive
you.

    29 Immediately after the
tribulation of those days shall the
sun be darkened, and the moon shall
not give her light, and the stars
shall fall from heaven, and the
powers of the heavens shall be
shaken:

    30 And then shall appear the sign
of the Son of man in heaven: and then
shall all the tribes of the earth
mourn, and they shall see the Son of
man coming in the clouds of heaven
with power and great glory.

    35 Heaven and earth shall pass
away, but my words shall not pass
away.

593:20 Chapter 17: Glossary
(SALVATION)

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

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 96:4-20


    (The darkest hours of all)
    Love will finally mark the hour of harmony, and spiritualization will follow, for Love is Spirit. Before error is wholly destroyed, there will be interruptions of the general material routine. Earth will become dreary and desolate, but summer and winter, seedtime and harvest (though in changed forms), will continue unto the end, - until the final spiritualization of all things. "The darkest hour precedes the dawn."
    (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.

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.

Subheadings in this lesson

14 1 - Real and unreal identity
14 1 - -5- Allness of Spirit
14 1 - Divine synonyms
14 1 - Unrealities that seem real
14 2 - Scientific consistency
14 2 - -31- Evil not produced by God
14 2 - Sin only of the flesh
14 2 - Embryonic sinful thoughts
14 2 - Animal magnetism destroyed
14 3 - Sin and penalty
14 3 - Sin destroyed through suffering
14 3 - Appetites to be abandoned
14 3 - Temperance reform
14 4 - The true worship
14 4 - Veritable devotion
14 4 - The chalice sacrificial
14 4 - Public exaggerations
14 4 - Service and worship
14 5 - Harmony from Spirit
14 5 - Jesus as mediator
14 5 - Permanent sensibility
14 5 - The real and the unreal
14 5 - Superstition obsolete
14 5 - Harmonious functions
14 6 - The darkest hours of all
14 6 - Arena of contest
14 6 - Reason and Science


October 11,1908

Subject: 15

ARE SIN, DISEASE, AND DEATH REAL?

o2oo



-- Golden Text --

Isaiah 25:7,8

    7 And he will destroy in this
mountain the face of the covering
cast over all people, and the vail
that is spread over all nations.

    8 He will swallow up death in
victory; and the Lord God will wipe
away tears from off all faces; and
the rebuke of his people shall he
take away from off all the earth: for
the Lord hath spoken it.


Responsive Reading


Revelation 19:1,5-8

    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:

    5 And a voice came out of the
throne, saying, Praise our God, all
ye his servants, and ye that fear
him, both small and great.

    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.


    7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and
give honour to him: for the marriage
of the Lamb is come, and his wife
hath made herself ready.

    8 And to her was granted that she
should be arrayed in fine linen,
clean and white: for the fine linen
is the righteousness of saints.
Revelation 21:2-6

    2 And I John saw the holy city, new
Jerusalem, coming down from God out
of heaven, prepared as a bride
adorned for her husband.

    3 And I heard a great voice out of
heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle
of God is with men, and he will dwell
with them, and they shall be his
people, and God himself shall be with
them, and be their God.

    4 And God shall wipe away all tears
from their eyes; and there shall be
no more death, neither sorrow, nor
crying, neither shall there be any
more pain: for the former things are
passed away.

    5 And he that sat upon the throne
said, Behold, I make all things new.
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.


Section 1


Proverbs 15:26

    26 The thoughts of the wicked are
an abomination to the Lord: but the
words of the pure are pleasant words.

***
Psalm 5:3-6

    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.

    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.

    6 Thou shalt destroy them that
speak leasing: the Lord will abhor
the bloody and deceitful man.

***
Matthew 22:31,32

    31 But as touching the resurrection
of the dead, have ye not read that
which was spoken unto you by God,
saying,

    32 I am the God of Abraham, and the
God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob?
God is not the God of the dead, but
of the living.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 286:31-5


    (Spiritual thoughts)
    Sin, sickness, and death are comprised in human material belief, and belong not to the divine Mind. They are without a real origin or existence. They have neither Principle nor permanence, but belong, with all that is material and temporal, to the nothingness of error, which simulates the creations of Truth. All creations of Spirit are eternal; but creations of matter must return to dust.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 472:9,24-30

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


    (God's law destroys evil) Sickness, sin, and death, being inharmonious, do not originate in God nor belong to His government. His law, rightly understood, destroys them. Jesus furnished proofs of these statements.
    (Unrealities that seem real)
    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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 284:11-12


    (Material recognition impossible)
    Is God's image or likeness matter, or a mortal, sin, sickness, and death?

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 276:17-18

    (Perfection requisite)
    If God is admitted to be the only Mind and Life, there ceases to be any opportunity for sin and death.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 281:20

    (God and His image)
    When we put off the false sense for the true, and see that sin and mortality have neither Principle nor permanency, we shall learn that sin and mortality are without actual origin or rightful existence. They are native nothingness, out of which error would simulate creation through a man formed from dust.


Section 2


Exodus 3:7,8(to ;)

    7 #And the Lord said, I have surely
seen the affliction of my people
which are in Egypt, and have heard
their cry by reason of their
taskmasters; for I know their
sorrows;

    8 And I am come down to deliver
them out of the hand of the
Egyptians, and to bring them up out
of that land unto a good land and a
large, unto a land flowing with milk
and honey;

***
Deuteronomy 8:6-8,10

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

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

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

    10 When thou hast eaten and art
full, then thou shalt bless the Lord
thy God for the good land which he
hath given thee.

***
Ezekiel 18:30-32

    30 Therefore I will judge you, O
house of Israel, every one according
to his ways, saith the Lord God.
Repent, and turn yourselves from all
your transgressions; so iniquity
shall not be your ruin.

    31 #Cast away from you all your
transgressions, whereby ye have
transgressed; and make you a new
heart and a new spirit: for why will
ye die, O house of Israel?

    32 For I have no pleasure in the
death of him that dieth, saith the
Lord God: wherefore turn yourselves,
and live ye.

***
Matthew 3:10

    10 And now also the axe is laid
unto the root of the trees: therefore
every tree which bringeth not forth
good fruit is hewn down, and cast
into the fire.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 277:7


    (Like evolving like)
    Good cannot result in evil. As God Himself is good and is Spirit, goodness and spirituality must be immortal. Their opposites, evil and matter, are mortal error, and error has no creator. If goodness and spirituality are real, evil and materiality are unreal and cannot be the outcome of an infinite God, good.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 480:19(begin Again)

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


    (Evil nonexistent) Again, God, or good, never made man capable of sin. It is the opposite of good - that is, evil - which seems to make men capable of wrong-doing. Hence, evil is but an illusion, and it has no real basis. Evil is a false belief. God is not its author. The supposititious parent of evil is a lie.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 380:28


    (A higher discovery)
    Nothing is more disheartening than to believe that there is a power opposite to God, or good, and that God endows this opposing power with strength to be used against Himself, against Life, health, harmony.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 229:23


    (Sickness from mortal mind)
    If God causes man to be sick, sickness must be good, and its opposite, health, must be evil, for all that He makes is good and will stand forever. If the transgression of God's law produces sickness, it is right to be sick; and we cannot if we would, and should not if we could, annul the decrees of wisdom. It is the transgression of a belief of mortal mind, not of a law of matter nor of divine Mind, which causes the belief of sickness. The remedy is Truth, not matter, - the truth that disease is unreal.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 470:11-18

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


    (The divine standard of perfection)
    Divine Science explains the abstract statement that there is one Mind by the following self-evident proposition: If God, or good, is real, then evil, the unlikeness of God, is unreal. And evil can only seem to be real by giving reality to the unreal. The children of God have but one Mind. How can good lapse into evil, when God, the Mind of man, never sins?


Section 3


Luke 3:16,17

    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 25:31-34,41

    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:

    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:

***
Revelation 20:13,14

    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.

    14 And death and hell were cast
into the lake of fire. This is the
second death.
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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 476:17-27

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


    (Mortals are not immortals)
    Mortality is finally swallowed up in immortality. Sin, sickness, and death must disappear to give place to the facts which belong to immortal man.
    (Imperishable identity)
    Learn this, O mortal, and earnestly seek the spiritual status of man, which is outside of all material selfhood. Remember that the Scriptures say of mortal man: "As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth. For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more."

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 474:25-2

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


    (Truth destroys falsity)
    Truth spares all that is true. If evil is real, Truth must make it so; but error, not Truth, is the author of the unreal, and the unreal vanishes, while all that is real is eternal. The apostle says that the mission of Christ is to "destroy the works of the devil." Truth destroys falsity and error, for light and darkness cannot dwell together. Light extinguishes the darkness, and the Scripture declares that there is "no night there."

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


    (Unnatural deflections)
    The decaying flower, the blighted bud, the gnarled oak, the ferocious beast, - like the discords of disease, sin, and death, - are unnatural. They are the falsities of sense, the changing deflections of mortal mind; they are not the eternal realities of Mind.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 286:24


    (Spiritual thoughts)
    The temporal and material are not then creations of Spirit. They are but counterfeits of the spiritual and eternal. Transitory thoughts are the antipodes of everlasting Truth, though (by the supposition of opposite qualities) error must also say, "I am true." But by this saying error, the lie, destroys itself.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 335:28

  (- MORTAL MIND - Material senses)

    (-20- The one divine Mind)
    Nothing unspiritual can be real, harmonious, or eternal. Sin, sickness, and mortality are the suppositional antipodes of Spirit, and must be contradictions of reality.


Section 4


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.

***
I Corinthians 15:47,49,53,54

    47 The first man is of the earth,
earthy: the second man is the Lord
from heaven.

    49 And as we have borne the image
of the earthy, we shall also bear the
image of the heavenly.

    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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 302:9


    (Identity not lost)
    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.

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."

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 493:18-24

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


    (Mind destroys all ills)
    Sickness is a belief, which must be annihilated by the divine Mind. Disease is an experience of so-called mortal mind. It is fear made manifest on the body. Christian Science takes away this physical sense of discord, just as it removes any other sense of moral or mental inharmony.

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.


Section 5


Matthew 9:18-20,22-25,32,33,35

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

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

    20 #And, behold, a woman, which was
diseased with an issue of blood
twelve years, came behind him, and
touched the hem of his garment:

    22 But Jesus turned him about, and
when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be
of good comfort; thy faith hath made
thee whole. And the woman was made
whole from that hour.

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

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

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

    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.

    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.

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.

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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 411:13


    (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. The Scripture seems to import that Jesus caused the evil to be self-seen and so destroyed.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 147:32-4


    (Jesus' own practice)
    Jesus never spoke of disease as dangerous or as difficult to heal. When his students brought to him a case they had failed to heal, he said to them, "O faithless generation," implying that the requisite power to heal was in Mind.

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.


Section 6


Matthew 10:1,5,7,8

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

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

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

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

***
Revelation 2:26,27,29

    26 And he that overcometh, and
keepeth my works unto the end, to him
will I give power over the nations:

    27 And he shall rule them with a
rod of iron; as the vessels of a
potter shall they be broken to
shivers: even as I received of my
Father.

    29 He that hath an ear, let him
hear what the Spirit saith unto the
churches.

***
I Corinthians 15:57,58

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

    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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 272:25


    (Unspiritual contrasts)
    The triumphs of Christian Science are recorded in the destruction of error and evil, from which are propagated the dismal beliefs of sin, sickness, and death.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 495:6-24

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


    (Destruction of all evil)
    If sickness is true or the idea of Truth, you cannot destroy sickness, and it would be absurd to try. Then classify sickness and error as our Master did, when he spoke of the sick, "whom Satan hath bound," and find a sovereign antidote for error in the life-giving power of Truth acting on human belief, a power which opens the prison doors to such as are bound, and sets the captive free physically and morally.
    (Steadfast and calm trust)
    When the illusion of sickness or sin tempts you, cling steadfastly to God and His idea. Allow nothing but His likeness to abide in your thought. Let neither fear nor doubt overshadow your clear sense and calm trust, that the recognition of life harmonious - as Life eternally is - can destroy any painful sense of, or belief in, that which Life is not. Let Christian Science, instead of corporeal sense, support your understanding of being, and this understanding will supplant error with Truth, replace mortality with immortality, and silence discord with harmony.

Subheadings in this lesson

15 1 - Spiritual thoughts
15 1 - God's law destroys evil
15 1 - Unrealities that seem real
15 1 - Material recognition impossible
15 1 - Perfection requisite
15 1 - God and His image
15 2 - Like evolving like
15 2 - Evil nonexistent
15 2 - A higher discovery
15 2 - Sickness from mortal mind
15 2 - The divine standard of perfection
15 3 - Mortals are not immortals
15 3 - Imperishable identity
15 3 - Truth destroys falsity
15 3 - Unnatural deflections
15 3 - Spiritual thoughts
15 3 - -20- The one divine Mind
15 4 - Identity not lost
15 4 - The great question
15 4 - Mind destroys all ills
15 4 - Requisite change of our ideals
15 5 - Immaculate conception
15 5 - Sickness from mortal mind
15 5 - Evils cast out
15 5 - Jesus' own practice
15 5 - Jesus' disregard of matter
15 6 - Unspiritual contrasts
15 6 - Destruction of all evil
15 6 - Steadfast and calm trust


October 18,1908

Subject: 16

DOCTRINE OF ATONEMENT.

2ooo



-- Golden Text --

Revelation 5:9

    9 And they sung a new song, saying,
Thou art worthy to take the book, and
to open the seals thereof: for thou
wast slain, and hast redeemed us to
God by thy blood out of every
kindred, and tongue, and people, and
nation;


Responsive Reading


Ephesians 1:3-14

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

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

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

    6 To the praise of the glory of his
grace, wherein he hath made us
accepted in the beloved.

    7 In whom we have redemption
through his blood, the forgiveness of
sins, according to the riches of his
grace;

    8 Wherein he hath abounded toward
us in all wisdom and prudence;

    9 Having made known unto us the
mystery of his will, according to his
good pleasure which he hath purposed
in himself:

    10 That in the dispensation of the
fulness of times he might gather
together in one all things in Christ,
both which are in heaven, and which
are on earth; even in him:

    11 In whom also we have obtained an
inheritance, being predestinated
according to the purpose of him who
worketh all things after the counsel
of his own will:

    12 That we should be to the praise
of his glory, who first trusted in
Christ.

    13 In whom ye also trusted, after
that ye heard the word of truth, the
gospel of your salvation: in whom
also after that ye believed, ye were
sealed with that holy Spirit of
promise,

    14 Which is the earnest of our
inheritance until the redemption of
the purchased possession, unto the
praise of his glory.


Section 1


Leviticus 16:2,3,16

    2 And the Lord said unto Moses,
Speak unto Aaron thy brother, that he
come not at all times into the holy
place within the vail before the
mercy seat, which is upon the ark;
that he die not: for I will appear in
the cloud upon the mercy seat.

    3 Thus shall Aaron come into the
holy place: with a young bullock for
a sin offering, and a ram for a burnt
offering.

    16 And he shall make an atonement
for the holy place, because of the
uncleanness of the children of
Israel, and because of their
transgressions in all their sins: and
so shall he do for the tabernacle of
the congregation, that remaineth
among them in the midst of their
uncleanness.

***
Hebrews 1:1-3

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

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

    3 Who being the brightness of his
glory, and the express image of his
person, and upholding all things by
the word of his power, when he had by
himself purged our sins, sat down on
the right hand of the Majesty on
high;
Hebrews 2:16,17

    16 For verily he took not on him
the nature of angels; but he took on
him the seed of Abraham.

    17 Wherefore in all things it
behoved him to be made like unto his
brethren, that he might be a merciful
and faithful high priest in things
pertaining to God, to make
reconciliation for the sins of the
people.

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 - 18:1-12

    (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 - 18:13-11

    (Human reconciliation)
    The atonement of Christ reconciles man to God, not God to man; for the divine Principle of Christ is God, and how can God propitiate Himself? Christ is Truth, which reaches no higher than itself. The fountain can rise no higher than its source. Christ, Truth, could conciliate no nature above his own, derived from the eternal Love. It was therefore Christ's purpose to reconcile man to God, not God to man. Love and Truth are not at war with God's image and likeness. Man cannot exceed divine Love, and so atone for himself. Even Christ cannot reconcile Truth to error, for Truth and error are irreconcilable. Jesus aided in reconciling man to God by giving man a truer sense of Love, the divine Principle of Jesus' teachings, and this truer sense of Love redeems man from the law of matter, sin, and death by the law of Spirit, - the law of divine Love.


Section 2


Isaiah 53:4,5,7

    4 #Surely he hath borne our griefs,
and carried our sorrows: yet we did
esteem him stricken, smitten of God,
and afflicted.

    5 But he was wounded for our
transgressions, he was bruised for
our iniquities: the chastisement of
our peace was upon him; and with his
stripes we are healed.

    7 He was oppressed, and he was
afflicted, yet he opened not his
mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the
slaughter, and as a sheep before her
shearers is dumb, so he openeth not
his mouth.

***
I Peter 2:20-24

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

    21 For even hereunto were ye
called: because Christ also suffered
for us, leaving us an example, that
ye should follow his steps:

    22 Who did no sin, neither was
guile found in his mouth:

    23 Who, when he was reviled,
reviled not again; when he suffered,
he threatened not; but committed
himself to him that judgeth
righteously:

    24 Who his own self bare our sins
in his own body on the tree, that we,
being dead to sins, should live unto
righteousness: by whose stripes ye
were healed.

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


    (Efficacious repentance)
    Every pang of repentance and suffering, every effort for reform, every good thought and deed, will help us to understand Jesus' atonement for sin and aid its efficacy; but if the sinner continues to pray and repent, sin and be sorry, he has little part in the atonement, - in the at-one-ment with God, - for he lacks the practical repentance, which reforms the heart and enables man to do the will of wisdom. Those who cannot demonstrate, at least in part, the divine Principle of the teachings and practice of our Master have no part in God. If living in disobedience to Him, we ought to feel no security, although God is good.

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

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

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

    (Radical changes)
    He to whom "the arm of the Lord" is revealed will believe our report, and rise into newness of life with regeneration. This is having part in the atonement; this is the understanding, in which Jesus suffered and triumphed.


Section 3


John 5:5-9,16,17,30

    5 And a certain man was there,
which had an infirmity thirty and
eight years.

    6 When Jesus saw him lie, and knew
that he had been now a long time in
that case, he saith unto him, Wilt
thou be made whole?

    7 The impotent man answered him,
Sir, I have no man, when the water is
troubled, to put me into the pool:
but while I am coming, another
steppeth down before me.

    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.

    16 And therefore did the Jews
persecute Jesus, and sought to slay
him, because he had done these things
on the sabbath day.

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

    30 I can of mine own self do
nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my
judgment is just; because I seek not
mine own will, but the will of the
Father which hath sent me.
John 14:12

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

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 30:19-32


    (Rebukes helpful)
    As the individual ideal of Truth, Christ Jesus came to rebuke rabbinical error and all sin, sickness, and death, - to point out the way of Truth and Life. This ideal was demonstrated throughout the whole earthly career of Jesus, showing the difference between the offspring of Soul and of material sense, of Truth and of error.
    If we have triumphed sufficiently over the errors of material sense to allow Soul to hold the control, we shall loathe sin and rebuke it under every mask. Only in this way can we bless our enemies, though they may not so construe our words. We cannot choose for ourselves, but must work out our salvation in the way Jesus taught.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 315:26-3


    (Immaculate conception)
    The history of Jesus shows him to have been more spiritual than all other earthly personalities.
    (Jesus as mediator)
    Wearing in part a human form (that is, as it seemed to mortal view), being conceived by a human mother, Jesus was the mediator between Spirit and the flesh, between Truth and error. Explaining and demonstrating the way of divine Science, he became the way of salvation to all who accepted his word. From him mortals may learn how to escape from evil.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 138:18-22


    (New era in Jesus)
    Christians are under as direct orders now, as they were then, to be Christlike, to possess the Christ-spirit, to follow the Christ-example, and to heal the sick as well as the sinning.


Section 4


Proverbs 21:3

    3 To do justice and judgment is
more acceptable to the Lord than
sacrifice.

***
Hosea 10:12

    12 Sow to yourselves in
righteousness, reap in mercy; break
up your fallow ground: for it is time
to seek the Lord, till he come and
rain righteousness upon you.

***
II Corinthians 10:1,3-5

    1 Now I Paul myself beseech you by
the meekness and gentleness of Christ,
who in presence am base among you,
but being absent am bold toward you:

    3 For though we walk in the flesh,
we do not war after the flesh:

    4 (For the weapons of our warfare
are not carnal, but mighty through
God to the pulling down of strong
holds;)

    5 Casting down imaginations, and
every high thing that exalteth itself
against the knowledge of God, and
bringing into captivity every thought
to the obedience of Christ;

***
Ephesians 1:10

    10 That in the dispensation of the
fulness of times he might gather
together in one all things in Christ,
both which are in heaven, and which
are on earth; even in him:

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


    (Moral victory)
    If Truth is overcoming error in your daily walk and conversation, you can finally say, "I have fought a good fight . . . I have kept the faith," because you are a better man. This is having our part in the at-one-ment with Truth and Love. Christians do not continue to labor and pray, expecting because of another's goodness, suffering, and triumph, that they shall reach his harmony and reward.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 22:23-11

    (Deliverance not vicarious)
    Final deliverance from error, whereby we rejoice in immortality, boundless freedom, and sinless sense, is not reached through paths of flowers nor by pinning one's faith without works to another's vicarious effort. Whosoever believeth that wrath is righteous or that divinity is appeased by human suffering, does not understand God.
    (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.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 9:17


    (Practical religion)
    Dost thou "love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind"? This command includes much, even the surrender of all merely material sensation, affection, and worship. This is the El Dorado of Christianity. It involves the Science of Life, and recognizes only the divine control of Spirit, in which Soul is our master, and material sense and human will have no place.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 10:12-16

    (The chalice sacrificial) Christian Science reveals a necessity for overcoming the world, the flesh, and evil, and thus destroying all error.
    Seeking is not sufficient. It is striving that enables us to enter. Spiritual attainments open the door to a higher understanding of the divine Life.


Section 5


Matthew 6:6-8,16-18,25,26

    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.

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

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

    16 #Moreover when ye fast, be not,
as the hypocrites, of a sad
countenance: for they disfigure their
faces, that they may appear unto men
to fast. Verily I say unto you, They
have their reward.

    17 But thou, when thou fastest,
anoint thine head, and wash thy face;


    18 That thou appear not unto men to
fast, but unto thy Father which is in
secret: and thy Father, which seeth
in secret, shall reward thee openly.

    25 Therefore I say unto you, Take
no thought for your life, what ye
shall eat, or what ye shall drink;
nor yet for your body, what ye shall
put on. Is not the life more than
meat, and the body than raiment?

    26 Behold the fowls of the air: for
they sow not, neither do they reap,
nor gather into barns; yet your
heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye
not much better than they?

vii:1-2 Chapter PREFACE

    To those leaning on the sustaining infinite, to-day is big with blessings.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 3:12


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

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 15:14

    (Effectual invocation)
    In order to pray aright, we must enter into the closet and shut the door. We must close the lips and silence the material senses. In the quiet sanctuary of earnest longings, we must deny sin and plead God's allness. We must resolve to take up the cross, and go forth with honest hearts to work and watch for wisdom, Truth, and Love. We must "pray without ceasing." Such prayer is answered, in so far as we put our desires into practice. The Master's injunction is, that we pray in secret and let our lives attest our sincerity.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 16:1-8,20

    (Loftiest adoration)
    A great sacrifice of material things must precede this advanced spiritual understanding. The highest prayer is not one of faith merely; it is demonstration. Such prayer heals sickness, and must destroy sin and death. It distinguishes between Truth that is sinless and the falsity of sinful sense.
    (The prayer of Jesus Christ)
    Our Master taught his disciples one brief prayer, which we name after him the Lord's Prayer.
    Only as we rise above all material sensuousness and sin, can we reach the heaven-born aspiration and spiritual consciousness, which is indicated in the Lord's Prayer and which instantaneously heals the sick.


Section 6


Daniel 9:24

    24 Seventy weeks are determined
upon thy people and upon thy holy
city, to finish the transgression,
and to make an end of sins, and to
make reconciliation for iniquity, and
to bring in everlasting
righteousness, and to seal up the
vision and prophecy, and to anoint
the most Holy.

***
Hebrews 3:1,2,14

    1 Wherefore, holy brethren,
partakers of the heavenly calling,
consider the Apostle and High Priest
of our profession, Christ Jesus;

    2 Who was faithful to him that
appointed him, as also Moses was
faithful in all his house.

    14 For we are made partakers of
Christ, if we hold the beginning of
our confidence stedfast unto the end;

***
II Corinthians 5:17,18

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

    18 And all things are of God, who
hath reconciled us to himself by
Jesus Christ, and hath given to us
the ministry of reconciliation;

***
Revelation 15:2-4

    2 And I saw as it were a sea of
glass mingled with fire: and them
that had gotten the victory over the
beast, and over his image, and over
his mark, and over the number of his
name, stand on the sea of glass,
having the harps of God.

    3 And they sing the song of Moses
the servant of God, and the song of
the Lamb, saying, Great and
marvellous are thy works, Lord God
Almighty; just and true are thy ways,
thou King of saints.

    4 Who shall not fear thee, O Lord,
and glorify thy name? for thou only
art holy: for all nations shall come
and worship before thee; for thy
judgments are made manifest.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 202:3


    (The uses of truth)
    The scientific unity which exists between God and man must be wrought out in life-practice, and God's will must be universally done.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 98:26


    (Science as foreign to all religion)
    Mystery does not enshroud Christ's teachings, and they are not theoretical and fragmentary, but practical and complete; and being practical and complete, they are not deprived of their essential vitality.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 288:27-6


    (The Christ-element)
    Science reveals the glorious possibilities of immortal man, forever unlimited by the mortal senses. The Christ-element in the Messiah made him the Way-shower, Truth and Life.
    The eternal Truth destroys what mortals seem to have learned from error, and man's real existence as a child of God comes to light. Truth demonstrated is eternal life. Mortal man can never rise from the temporal debris of error, belief in sin, sickness, and death, until he learns that God is the only Life. The belief that life and sensation are in the body should be overcome by the understanding of what constitutes man as the image of God.

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 - 41:22-25


    (Immortal achieval)
    Jesus foresaw the reception Christian Science would have before it was understood, but this foreknowledge hindered him not. He fulfilled his God-mission, and then sat down at the right hand of the Father.

Subheadings in this lesson

16 1 - Radical changes
16 1 - Divine oneness
16 1 - Human reconciliation
16 2 - Efficacious repentance
16 2 - Suffering inevitable
16 2 - Radical changes
16 3 - Rebukes helpful
16 3 - Immaculate conception
16 3 - Jesus as mediator
16 3 - New era in Jesus
16 4 - Moral victory
16 4 - Deliverance not vicarious
16 4 - Justice and substitution
16 4 - Practical religion
16 4 - The chalice sacrificial
16 5 - The spiritual mathematics
16 5 - Effectual invocation
16 5 - Loftiest adoration
16 5 - The prayer of Jesus Christ
16 6 - The uses of truth
16 6 - Science as foreign to all religion
16 6 - The Christ-element
16 6 - Practical preaching
16 6 - Immortal achieval


October 25,1908

Subject: 17

PROBATION AFTER DEATH.

ooo3



-- Golden Text --

Job 23:10

    10 But he knoweth the way that I
take: when he hath tried me, I shall
come forth as gold.


Responsive Reading


Job 19:1-4,6,8,9,21,23-27

    1 Then Job answered and said,

    2 How long will ye vex my soul, and
break me in pieces with words?

    3 These ten times have ye
reproached me: ye are not ashamed
that ye make yourselves strange to
me.

    4 And be it indeed that I have
erred, mine error remaineth with
myself.

    6 Know now that God hath overthrown
me, and hath compassed me with his
net.

    8 He hath fenced up my way that I
cannot pass, and he hath set darkness
in my paths.

    9 He hath stripped me of my glory,
and taken the crown from my head.

    21 Have pity upon me, have pity
upon me, O ye my friends; for the
hand of God hath touched me.

    23 Oh that my words were now
written! oh that they were printed in
a book!

    24 That they were graven with an
iron pen and lead in the rock for
ever!

    25 For I know that my redeemer
liveth, and that he shall stand at
the latter day upon the earth:

    26 And though after my skin worms
destroy this body, yet in my flesh
shall I see God:

    27 Whom I shall see for myself, and
mine eyes shall behold, and not
another; though my reins be consumed
within me.


Section 1


I Kings 2:1,2,10

    1 Now the days of David drew nigh
that he should die; and he charged
Solomon his son, saying,

    2 I go the way of all the earth: be
thou strong therefore, and shew
thyself a man;

    10 So David slept with his fathers,
and was buried in the city of David.

***
Psalm 16:8-10

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

    9 Therefore my heart is glad, and
my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also
shall rest in hope.

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

***
Micah 7:8,9

    8 #Rejoice not against me, O mine
enemy: when I fall, I shall arise;
when I sit in darkness, the Lord
shall be a light unto me.

    9 I will bear the indignation of
the Lord, because I have sinned
against him, until he plead my cause,
and execute judgment for me: he will
bring me forth to the light, and I
shall behold his righteousness.

584:9-16 Chapter 17: Glossary
(DEATH)

    DEATH. An illusion, the lie of life in matter; the unreal and untrue; the opposite of Life.
    Matter has no life, hence it has no real existence. Mind is immortal. The flesh, warring against Spirit; that which frets itself free from one belief only to be fettered by another, until every belief of life where Life is not yields to eternal Life. Any material evidence of death is false, for it contradicts the spiritual facts of being.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 251:8-11


    (Illusion of death)
    In the illusion of death, mortals wake to the knowledge of two facts: (1) that they are not dead; (2) that they have but passed the portals of a new belief.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 187:27


    (Death and the body)
    If you take away this erring mind, the mortal material body loses all appearance of life or action, and this so-called mind then calls itself dead; but the human mind still holds in belief a body, through which it acts and which appears to the human mind to live, - a body like the one it had before death. This body is put off only as the mortal, erring mind yields to God, immortal Mind, and man is found in His image.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 290:3-10


    (Death no advantage)
    If the Principle, rule, and demonstration of man's being are not in the least understood before what is termed death overtakes mortals, they will rise no higher spiritually in the scale of existence on account of that single experience, but will remain as material as before the transition, still seeking happiness through a material, instead of through a spiritual sense of life, and from selfish and inferior motives.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 203:24-25(to .)


    (Suicide and sin)
    Death is not a stepping-stone to Life, immortality, and bliss.


Section 2


John 14:1,2,19

    1 Let not your heart be troubled:
ye believe in God, believe also in
me.

    2 In my Father's house are many
mansions: if it were not so, I would
have told you. I go to prepare a
place for you.

    19 Yet a little while, and the
world seeth me no more; but ye see
me: because I live, ye shall live
also.
John 19:28-30

    28 #After this, Jesus knowing that
all things were now accomplished, that
the scripture might be fulfilled,
saith, I thirst.

    29 Now there was set a vessel full
of vinegar: and they filled a spunge
with vinegar, and put it upon hyssop,
and put it to his mouth.

    30 When Jesus therefore had
received the vinegar, he said, It is
finished: and he bowed his head, and
gave up the ghost.

***
Luke 23:50,52,53

    50 #And, behold, there was a man
named Joseph, a counsellor; and he
was a good man, and a just:

    52 This man went unto Pilate, and
begged the body of Jesus.

    53 And he took it down, and wrapped
it in linen, and laid it in a
sepulchre that was hewn in stone,
wherein never man before was laid.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 49:14


    (Heaven's sentinel)
    The meek demonstrator of good, the highest instructor and friend of man, met his earthly fate alone with God. No human eye was there to pity, no arm to save. Forsaken by all whom he had blessed, this faithful sentinel of God at the highest post of power, charged with the grandest trust of heaven, was ready to be transformed by the renewing of the infinite Spirit. He was to prove that the Christ is not subject to material conditions, but is above the reach of human wrath, and is able, through Truth, Life, and Love, to triumph over sin, sickness, death, and the grave.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 44:5-10

    (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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 50:19

    (Divine Science misunderstood)
    If his full recognition of eternal Life had for a moment given way before the evidence of the bodily senses, what would his accusers have said? Even what they did say, - that Jesus' teachings were false, and that all evidence of their correctness was destroyed by his death. But this saying could not make it so.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 51:6

    (Life-power indestructible)
    Jesus could have withdrawn himself from his enemies. He had power to lay down a human sense of life for his spiritual identity in the likeness of the divine; but he allowed men to attempt the destruction of the mortal body in order that he might furnish the proof of immortal life. Nothing could kill this Life of man. Jesus could give his temporal life into his enemies' hands; but when his earth-mission was accomplished, his spiritual life, indestructible and eternal, was found forever the same. He knew that matter had no life and that real Life is God; therefore he could no more be separated from his spiritual Life than God could be extinguished.


Section 3


Luke 23:32,39-43

    32 And there were also two other,
malefactors, led with him to be put
to death.

    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.

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 - 290:16

    (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.

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 - 40:31

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


Section 4


Psalm 118:14,17

    14 The Lord is my strength and
song, and is become my salvation.

    17 I shall not die, but live, and
declare the works of the Lord.

***
John 3:16,17

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

    17 For God sent not his Son into
the world to condemn the world; but
that the world through him might be
saved.

***
I Corinthians 15:19,22

    19 If in this life only we have
hope in Christ, we are of all men
most miserable.

    22 For as in Adam all die, even so
in Christ shall all be made alive.

***
Philipians 2:12,13

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

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 291:12-13


    (Salvation and probation)
    Universal salvation rests on progression and probation, and is unattainable without them.

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.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 256:1-6


    (No material creation)
    Progress takes off human shackles. The finite must yield to the infinite. Advancing to a higher plane of action, thought rises from the material sense to the spiritual, from the scholastic to the inspirational, and from the mortal to the immortal. All things are created spiritually.

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.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 76:32


    (Immaterial pleasure)
    The recognition of Spirit and of infinity comes not suddenly here or hereafter. The pious Polycarp said: "I cannot turn at once from good to evil." Neither do other mortals accomplish the change from error to truth at a single bound.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 324:4


    (Childlike receptivity)
    The purification of sense and self is a proof of progress. "Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God."


Section 5


Isaiah 57:1,2(to :)

    1 The righteous perisheth, and no
man layeth it to heart: and merciful
men are taken away, none considering
that the righteous is taken away from
the evil to come.

    2 He shall enter into peace:

***
Revelation 14:13

    13 And I heard a voice from heaven
saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the
dead which die in the Lord from
henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit,
that they may rest from their
labours; and their works do follow
them.
Revelation 2:10,11

    10 Fear none of those things which
thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil
shall cast some of you into prison,
that ye may be tried; and ye shall
have tribulation ten days: be thou
faithful unto death, and I will give
thee a crown of life.

    11 He that hath an ear, let him
hear what the Spirit saith unto the
churches; He that overcometh shall
not be hurt of the second death.
Revelation 3:5

    5 He that overcometh, the same
shall be clothed in white raiment;
and I will not blot out his name out
of the book of life, but I will
confess his name before my Father,
and before his angels.
Revelation 20:6

    6 Blessed and holy is he that hath
part in the first resurrection: on
such the second death hath no power,
but they shall be priests of God and
of Christ, and shall reign with him a
thousand years.
Revelation 21:4

    4 And God shall wipe away all tears
from their eyes; and there shall be
no more death, neither sorrow, nor
crying, neither shall there be any
more pain: for the former things are
passed away.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 290:13


    (Death no advantage)
    To the spiritual class, relates the Scripture: "On such the second death hath no power."

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 77:5


    (Second death)
    Existence continues to be a belief of corporeal sense until the Science of being is reached. Error brings its own self-destruction both here and hereafter, for mortal mind creates its own physical conditions. Death will occur on the next plane of existence as on this, until the spiritual understanding of Life is reached. Then, and not until then, will it be demonstrated that "the second death hath no power."

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 76:12,22

    (Real Life is God)
    When advanced to spiritual being and the understanding of God, man can no longer commune with matter; neither can he return to it, any more than a tree can return to its seed. Neither will man seem to be corporeal, but he will be an individual consciousness, characterized by the divine Spirit as idea, not matter.
    (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 6


Psalm 73:1,24,25

    1 Truly God is good to Israel,
even to such as are of a clean heart.


    24 Thou shalt guide me with thy
counsel, and afterward receive me to
glory.

    25 Whom have I in heaven but thee?
and there is none upon earth that I
desire beside thee.

***
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.

***
Revelation 14:1-3,5

    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.

    2 And I heard a voice from heaven,
as the voice of many waters, and as
the voice of a great thunder: and I
heard the voice of harpers harping
with their harps:

    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.

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


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

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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 291:13


    (Salvation and probation)
    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.

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 - 573:3-5,13-23
The Revelator was on our plane of existence, while yet beholding
hat the eye cannot see, - that which is invisible to the
ninspired thought.

    (Nearness of Deity)
    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.

Subheadings in this lesson

17 1 - Illusion of death
17 1 - Death and the body
17 1 - Death no advantage
17 1 - Suicide and sin
17 2 - Heaven's sentinel
17 2 - Jesus in the tomb
17 2 - Divine Science misunderstood
17 2 - Life-power indestructible
17 3 - Salvation and probation
17 3 - Future purification
17 3 - Spiritual ascension
17 3 - Within the veil
17 4 - Salvation and probation
17 4 - Scientific purgation
17 4 - No material creation
17 4 - Standpoint revealed
17 4 - Immaterial pleasure
17 4 - Childlike receptivity
17 5 - Death no advantage
17 5 - Second death
17 5 - Real Life is God
17 5 - Immaterial pleasure
17 6 - True estimate of God's messenger
17 6 - The one only way
17 6 - Salvation and probation
17 6 - Man's present possibilities
17 6 - Nearness of Deity


November 1,1908

Subject: 18

EVERLASTING PUNISHMENT.

oo3o



-- Golden Text --

Revelation 20:14,15

    14 And death and hell were cast
into the lake of fire. This is the
second death.

    15 And whosoever was not found
written in the book of life was cast
into the lake of fire.


Responsive Reading


Jude 1:5-13,20,21

    5 I will therefore put you in
remembrance, though ye once knew
this, how that the Lord, having saved
the people out of the land of Egypt,
afterward destroyed them that
believed not.

    6 And the angels which kept not
their first estate, but left their
own habitation, he hath reserved in
everlasting chains under darkness
unto the judgment of the great day.

    7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and
the cities about them in like manner,
giving themselves over to
fornication, and going after strange
flesh, are set forth for an example,
suffering the vengeance of eternal
fire.

    8 Likewise also these filthy
dreamers defile the flesh, despise
dominion, and speak evil of
dignities.

    9 Yet Michael the archangel, when
contending with the devil he disputed
about the body of Moses, durst not
bring against him a railing
accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke
thee.

    10 But these speak evil of those
things which they know not: but what
they know naturally, as brute beasts,
in those things they corrupt
themselves.

    11 Woe unto them! for they have
gone in the way of Cain, and ran
greedily after the error of Balaam
for reward, and perished in the
gainsaying of Core.

    12 These are spots in your feasts
of charity, when they feast with you,
feeding themselves without fear:
clouds they are without water,
carried about of winds; trees whose
fruit withereth, without fruit, twice
dead, plucked up by the roots;

    13 Raging waves of the sea, foaming
out their own shame; wandering stars,
to whom is reserved the blackness of
darkness for ever.

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

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


Section 1


Genesis 3:9,17-19

    9 And the Lord God called unto
Adam, and said unto him, Where art
thou?

    17 And unto Adam he said, Because
thou hast hearkened unto the voice of
thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree,
of which I commanded thee, saying,
Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is
the ground for thy sake; in sorrow
shalt thou eat of it all the days of
thy life;

    18 Thorns also and thistles shall
it bring forth to thee; and thou
shalt eat the herb of the field;

    19 In the sweat of thy face shalt
thou eat bread, till thou return unto
the ground; for out of it wast thou
taken: for dust thou art, and unto
dust shalt thou return.

***
Ecclesiastes 2:4,5,11,17

    4 I made me great works; I builded
me houses; I planted me vineyards:

    5 I made me gardens and orchards,
and I planted trees in them of all
kind of fruits:

    11 Then I looked on all the works
that my hands had wrought, and on the
labour that I had laboured to do:
and, behold, all was vanity and
vexation of spirit, and there was no
profit under the sun.

    17 Therefore I hated life; because
the work that is wrought under the sun
is grievous unto me: for all is
vanity and vexation of spirit.

***
Romans 8:20

    20 For the creature was made
subject to vanity, not willingly, but
by reason of him who hath subjected
the same in hope,
Romans 5:18,21

    18 Therefore as by the offence of
one judgment came upon all men to
condemnation; even so by the
righteousness of one the free gift
came upon all men unto justification
of life.

    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 - 538:17


    (Contrasted testimony)
    Sin, sickness, and death have no record in the Elohistic introduction of Genesis, in which God creates the heavens, earth, and man. Until that which contradicts the truth of being enters into the arena, evil has no history, and evil is brought into view only as the unreal in contradistinction to the real and eternal.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 532:10,17-28

    (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.
    (Shame the effect of sin)
    Knowledge and pleasure, evolved through material sense, produced the immediate fruits of fear and shame. Ashamed before Truth, error shrank abashed from the divine voice calling out to the corporeal senses. Its summons may be thus paraphrased: "Where art thou, man? Is Mind in matter? Is Mind capable of error as well as of truth, of evil as well as of good, when God is All and He is Mind and there is but one God, hence one Mind?"
    Fear was the first manifestation of the error of material sense. Thus error began and will end the dream of matter.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 545:7-10

    (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.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 361:25-28


    (Choose ye today)
    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.


Section 2


Genesis 6:1-3

    1 And it came to pass, when men
began to multiply on the face of the
earth, and daughters were born unto
them,

    2 That the sons of God saw the
daughters of men that they were fair;
and they took them wives of all which
they chose.

    3 And the Lord said, My spirit
shall not always strive with man, for
that he also is flesh: yet his days
shall be an hundred and twenty years.

***
Deuteronomy 32:5

    5 They have corrupted themselves,
their spot is not the spot of his
children: they are a perverse and
crooked generation.

***
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.
Matthew 23:33-36

    33 Ye serpents, ye generation of
vipers, how can ye escape the
damnation of hell?

    34 #Wherefore, behold, I send unto
you prophets, and wise men, and
scribes: and some of them ye shall
kill and crucify; and some of them
shall ye scourge in your synagogues,
and persecute them from city to city:


    35 That upon you may come all the
righteous blood shed upon the earth,
from the blood of righteous Abel unto
the blood of Zacharias son of
Barachias, whom ye slew between the
temple and the altar.

    36 Verily I say unto you, All these
things shall come upon this
generation.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 85:24-28


    (Hypocrisy condemned)
    Jesus knew the generation to be wicked and adulterous, seeking the material more than the spiritual. His thrusts at materialism were sharp, but needed. He never spared hypocrisy the sternest condemnation.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 92:11

    (Knowledge of good and evil)
    In old Scriptural pictures we see a serpent coiled around the tree of knowledge and speaking to Adam and Eve. This represents the serpent in the act of commending to our first parents the knowledge of good and evil, a knowledge gained from matter, or evil, instead of from Spirit. The portrayal is still graphically accurate, for the common conception of mortal man - a burlesque of God's man - is an outgrowth of human knowledge or sensuality, a mere offshoot of material sense.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 36:4


    (Final purpose)
    Divine Science reveals the necessity of sufficient suffering, either before or after death, to quench the love of sin. To remit the penalty due for sin, would be for Truth to pardon error. Escape from punishment is not in accordance with God's government, since justice is the handmaid of mercy.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 320:8


    (Interior meaning)
    In Smith's Bible Dictionary it is said: "The spiritual interpretation of Scripture must rest upon both the literal and moral;" and in the learned article on Noah in the same work, the familiar text, Genesis vi. 3, "And the Lord said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh," is quoted as follows, from the original Hebrew: "And Jehovah said, My spirit shall not forever rule [or be humbled] in men, seeing that they are [or, in their error they are] but flesh." Here the original text declares plainly the spiritual fact of being, even man's eternal and harmonious existence as image, idea, instead of matter (however transcendental such a thought appears), and avers that this fact is not forever to be humbled by the belief that man is flesh and matter, for according to that error man is mortal.

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 68:30-8


    (God's creation intact)
    Proportionately as human generation ceases, the unbroken links of eternal, harmonious being will be spiritually discerned; and man, not of the earth earthly but coexistent with God, will appear. The scientific fact that man and the universe are evolved from Spirit, and so are spiritual, is as fixed in divine Science as is the proof that mortals gain the sense of health only as they lose the sense of sin and disease. Mortals can never understand God's creation while believing that man is a creator. God's children already created will be cognized only as man finds the truth of being.


Section 3


Job 31:3

    3 Is not destruction to the wicked?
and a strange punishment to the
workers of iniquity?

***
Malachi 3:1,5

    1 Behold, I will send my
messenger, and he shall prepare the
way before me: and the Lord, whom ye
seek, shall suddenly come to his
temple, even the messenger of the
covenant, whom ye delight in: behold,
he shall come, saith the Lord of
hosts.

    5 And I will come near to you to
judgment; and I will be a swift
witness against the sorcerers, and
against the adulterers, and against
false swearers, and against those
that oppress the hireling in his
wages, the widow, and the fatherless,
and that turn aside the stranger from
his right, and fear not me, saith the
Lord of hosts.

***
II Thessalonians 2:7,8

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

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

***
Revelation 21:8

    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.

***
Luke 17:1,2

    1 Then said he unto the disciples,
It is impossible but that offences
will come: but woe unto him, through
whom they come!

    2 It were better for him that a
millstone were hanged about his neck,
and he cast into the sea, than that
he should offend one of these little
ones.

o4oo Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked - 104:13


    (Perfection of divine government)
    Christian Science goes to the bottom of mental action, and reveals the theodicy which indicates the rightness of all divine action, as the emanation of divine Mind, and the consequent wrongness of the opposite so-called action, - evil, occultism, necromancy, mesmerism, animal magnetism, hypnotism.

o4oo Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked - 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."

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 322:15-17


    (Saving the inebriate)
    The necromancy of yesterday foreshadowed the mesmerism and hypnotism of to-day.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 570:30


    (Hidden ways of iniquity) Many are willing to open the eyes of the people to the power of good resident in divine Mind, but they are not so willing to point out the evil in human thought, and expose evil's hidden mental ways of accomplishing iniquity.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 571:7

    (Christly warning)
    It requires the spirit of our blessed Master to tell a man his faults, and so risk human displeasure for the sake of doing right and benefiting our race. Who is telling mankind of the foe in ambush? Is the informer one who sees the foe? If so, listen and be wise. Escape from evil, and designate those as unfaithful stewards who have seen the danger and yet have given no warning.


Section 4


John 15:22

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

***
Matthew 12:43-45

    43 When the unclean spirit is gone
out of a man, he walketh through dry
places, seeking rest, and findeth
none.

    44 Then he saith, I will return
into my house from whence I came out;
and when he is come, he findeth it
empty, swept, and garnished.

    45 Then goeth he, and taketh with
himself seven other spirits more
wicked than himself, and they enter
in and dwell there: and the last
state of that man is worse than the
first. Even so shall it be also unto
this wicked generation.

***
Hebrews 10:26,27,38,39

    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.

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

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

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 569:11-28


    (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. Alas for those who break faith with divine Science and fail to strangle the serpent of sin as well as of sickness! They are dwellers still in the deep darkness of belief. They are in the surging sea of error, not struggling to lift their heads above the drowning wave.
    (Expiation by suffering)
    What must the end be? They must eventually expiate their sin through suffering. The sin, which one has made his bosom companion, comes back to him at last with accelerated force, for the devil knoweth his time is short. Here the Scriptures declare that evil is temporal, not eternal. The dragon is at last stung to death by his own malice; but how many periods of torture it may take to remove all sin, must depend upon sin's obduracy.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 22:11-22


    (Wait for reward)
    "Work out your own salvation," is the demand of Life and Love, for to this end God worketh with you. "Occupy till I come!" Wait for your reward, and "be not weary in well doing." If your endeavors are beset by fearful odds, and you receive no present reward, go not back to error, nor become a sluggard in the race.
    When the smoke of battle clears away, you will discern the good you have done, and receive according to your deserving. Love is not hasty to deliver us from temptation, for Love means that we shall be tried and purified.

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

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


Section 5


Matthew 5:25,26

    25 Agree with thine adversary
quickly, whiles thou art in the way
with him; lest at any time the
adversary deliver thee to the judge,
and the judge deliver thee to the
officer, and thou be cast into
prison.

    26 Verily I say unto thee, Thou
shalt by no means come out thence,
till thou hast paid the uttermost
farthing.
Matthew 18:8

    8 Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot
offend thee, cut them off, and cast
them from thee: it is better for thee
to enter into life halt or maimed,
rather than having two hands or two
feet to be cast into everlasting
fire.

***
Mark 9:47-49

    47 And if thine eye offend thee,
pluck it out: it is better for thee
to enter into the kingdom of God with
one eye, than having two eyes to be
cast into hell fire:

    48 Where their worm dieth not, and
the fire is not quenched.

    49 For every one shall be salted
with fire, and every sacrifice shall
be salted with salt.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 141:3


    (More than profession required)
    More than profession is requisite for Christian demonstration. 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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 390:18


    (Unnecessary prostration)
    "Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him." Suffer no claim of sin or of sickness to grow upon the thought. Dismiss it with an abiding conviction that it is illegitimate, because you know that God is no more the author of sickness than He is of sin. You have no law of His to support the necessity either of sin or sickness, but you have divine authority for denying that necessity and healing the sick.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 234:17,31-3


    (Cleansing the mind)
    If mortals would keep proper ward over mortal mind, the brood of evils which infest it would be cleared out. We must begin with this so-called mind and empty it of sin and sickness, or sin and sickness will never cease. The present codes of human systems disappoint the weary searcher after a divine theology, adequate to the right education of human thought.
    Evil thoughts and aims reach no farther and do no more harm than one's belief permits. Evil thoughts, lusts, and malicious purposes cannot go forth, like wandering pollen, from one human mind to another, finding unsuspected lodgment, if virtue and truth build a strong defence.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 290:25


    (Sin is punished)
    To be wholly spiritual, man must be sinless, and he becomes thus only when he reaches perfection. The murderer, though slain in the act, does not thereby forsake sin. He is no more spiritual for believing that his body died and learning that his cruel mind died not. His thoughts are no purer until evil is disarmed by good. His body is as material as his mind, and vice versa.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 203:26


    (Suicide and sin) Sin kills the sinner and will continue to kill him so long as he sins. The foam and fury of illegitimate living and of fearful and doleful dying should disappear on the shore of time; then the waves of sin, sorrow, and death beat in vain.


Section 6


Psalm 10:15

    15 Break thou the arm of the wicked
and the evil man: seek out his
wickedness till thou find none.

***
Malachi 4:1

    1 For, behold, the day cometh,
that shall burn as an oven; and all
the proud, yea, and all that do
wickedly, shall be stubble: and the
day that cometh shall burn them up,
saith the Lord of hosts, that it
shall leave them neither root nor
branch.

***
I John 3:8

    8 He that committeth sin is of the
devil; for the devil sinneth from the
beginning. For this purpose the Son
of God was manifested, that he might
destroy the works of the devil.

***
Revelation 19:11,13,19,20

    11 And I saw heaven opened, and
behold a white horse; and he that sat
upon him was called Faithful and
True, and in righteousness he doth
judge and make war.

    13 And he was clothed with a
vesture dipped in blood: and his name
is called The Word of God.

    19 And I saw the beast, and the
kings of the earth, and their armies,
gathered together to make war against
him that sat on the horse, and
against his army.

    20 And the beast was taken, and
with him the false prophet that
wrought miracles before him, with
which he deceived them that had
received the mark of the beast, and
them that worshipped his image. These
both were cast alive into a lake of
fire burning with brimstone.
Revelation 20:10

    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 21:2,3

    2 And I John saw the holy city, new
Jerusalem, coming down from God out
of heaven, prepared as a bride
adorned for her husband.

    3 And I heard a great voice out of
heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle
of God is with men, and he will dwell
with them, and they shall be his
people, and God himself shall be with
them, and be their God.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 339:1

  (- MORTAL MIND - Sin)


    (-30- Divine pardon)
    XXX. The destruction of sin is the divine method of pardon. Divine Life destroys death, Truth destroys error, and Love destroys hate. Being destroyed, sin needs no other form of forgiveness. Does not God's pardon, destroying any one sin, prophesy and involve the final destruction of all sin?

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 474:18,29-2

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


    (Divine fulfilment)
    Now Jesus came to destroy sin, sickness, and death; yet the Scriptures aver, "I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil." Is it possible, then, to believe that the evils which Jesus lived to destroy are real or the offspring of the divine will?
    (Truth destroys falsity)
    The apostle says that the mission of Christ is to "destroy the works of the devil." Truth destroys falsity and error, for light and darkness cannot dwell together. Light extinguishes the darkness, and the Scripture declares that there is "no night there."

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 577:19


    (The city of our God)
    This city of our God has no need of sun or satellite, for Love is the light of it, and divine Mind is its own interpreter. All who are saved must walk in this light. Mighty potentates and dynasties will lay down their honors within the heavenly city. Its gates open towards light and glory both within and without, for all is good, and nothing can enter that city, which "defileth, . . . or maketh a lie."

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 572:3-6

    (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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 251:24


    (Mortal mind's disappearance)
    This process of higher spiritual understanding improves mankind until error disappears, and nothing is left which deserves to perish or to be punished.

Subheadings in this lesson

18 1 - Contrasted testimony
18 1 - Progeny cursed
18 1 - Shame the effect of sin
18 1 - Mental tillage
18 1 - Choose ye today
18 2 - Hypocrisy condemned
18 2 - Knowledge of good and evil
18 2 - Final purpose
18 2 - Interior meaning
18 2 - God's creation intact
18 3 - Perfection of divine government
18 3 - Evil let loose
18 3 - Saving the inebriate
18 3 - Hidden ways of iniquity
18 3 - Christly warning
18 4 - The robe of Science
18 4 - Expiation by suffering
18 4 - Wait for reward
18 4 - Moral victory
18 5 - More than profession required
18 5 - Unnecessary prostration
18 5 - Cleansing the mind
18 5 - Sin is punished
18 5 - Suicide and sin
18 6 - -30- Divine pardon
18 6 - Divine fulfilment
18 6 - Truth destroys falsity
18 6 - The city of our God
18 6 - Native nothingness of sin
18 6 - Mortal mind's disappearance


November 8,1908

Subject: 19

ADAM AND FALLEN MAN.

o3oo



-- Golden Text --

Psalm 51:6

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


Responsive Reading


II Samuel 12:1-10,13,14

    1 And the Lord sent Nathan unto
David. And he came unto him, and said
unto him, There were two men in one
city; the one rich, and the other
poor.

    2 The rich man had exceeding many
flocks and herds:

    3 But the poor man had nothing,
save one little ewe lamb, which he
had bought and nourished up: and it
grew up together with him, and with
his children; it did eat of his own
meat, and drank of his own cup, and
lay in his bosom, and was unto him as
a daughter.

    4 And there came a traveller unto
the rich man, and he spared to take
of his own flock and of his own herd,
to dress for the wayfaring man that
was come unto him; but took the poor
man's lamb, and dressed it for the
man that was come to him.

    5 And David's anger was greatly
kindled against the man; and he said
to Nathan, As the Lord liveth, the
man that hath done this thing shall
surely die:

    6 And he shall restore the lamb
fourfold, because he did this thing,
and because he had no pity.

    7 #And Nathan said to David, Thou
art the man. Thus saith the Lord God
of Israel, I anointed thee king over
Israel, and I delivered thee out of
the hand of Saul;

    8 And I gave thee thy master's
house, and thy master's wives into
thy bosom, and gave thee the house of
Israel and of Judah; and if that had
been too little, I would moreover
have given unto thee such and such
things.

    9 Wherefore hast thou despised the
commandment of the Lord, to do evil in
his sight? thou hast killed Uriah the
Hittite with the sword, and hast
taken his wife to be thy wife, and
hast slain him with the sword of the
children of Ammon.

    10 Now therefore the sword shall
never depart from thine house;
because thou hast despised me, and
hast taken the wife of Uriah the
Hittite to be thy wife.

    13 And David said unto Nathan, I
have sinned against the Lord. And
Nathan said unto David, The Lord also
hath put away thy sin; thou shalt not
die.

    14 Howbeit, because by this deed
thou hast given great occasion to the
enemies of the Lord to blaspheme, the
child also that is born unto thee
shall surely die.


Section 1


Job 31:16,21,29,33,40

    16 If I have withheld the poor from
their desire, or have caused the eyes
of the widow to fail;

    21 If I have lifted up my hand
against the fatherless, when I saw my
help in the gate:

    29 If I rejoiced at the destruction
of him that hated me, or lifted up
myself when evil found him:

    33 If I covered my transgressions
as Adam, by hiding mine iniquity in
my bosom:

    40 Let thistles grow instead of
wheat, and cockle instead of barley.
The words of Job are ended.

***
Romans 5:12-14,17

    12 Wherefore, as by one man sin
entered into the world, and death by
sin; and so death passed upon all
men, for that all have sinned:

    13 (For until the law sin was in
the world: but sin is not imputed
when there is no law.

    14 Nevertheless death reigned from
Adam to Moses, even over them that had
not sinned after the similitude of
Adam's transgression, who is the
figure of him that was to come.

    17 For if by one man's offence
death reigned by one; much more they
which receive abundance of grace and
of the gift of righteousness shall
reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 234:9-12,25


    (Hospitality to health and good)
    We should become more familiar with good than with evil, and guard against false beliefs as watchfully as we bar our doors against the approach of thieves and murderers.
    (Cleansing the mind)
    Sin and disease must be thought before they can be manifested. You must control evil thoughts in the first instance, or they will control you in the second. Jesus declared that to look with desire on forbidden objects was to break a moral precept. He laid great stress on the action of the human mind, unseen to the senses.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 214:9

    (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. When it is learned that the spiritual sense, and not the material, conveys the impressions of Mind to man, then being will be understood and found to be harmonious.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 406:11-16


    (Sickness will abate)
    The Science of being unveils the errors of sense, and spiritual perception, aided by Science, reaches Truth. Then error disappears. Sin and sickness will abate and seem less real as we approach the scientific period, in which mortal sense is subdued and all that is unlike the true likeness disappears.


Section 2


Ecclesiastes 4:4

    4 #Again, I considered all travail,
and every right work, that for this a
man is envied of his neighbour. This
is also vanity and vexation of
spirit.

***
I Kings 21:1-4,7-11,15,17-19

    1 And it came to pass after these
things, that Naboth the Jezreelite
had a vineyard, which was in Jezreel,
hard by the palace of Ahab king of
Samaria.

    2 And Ahab spake unto Naboth,
saying, Give me thy vineyard, that I
may have it for a garden of herbs,
because it is near unto my house: and
I will give thee for it a better
vineyard than it; or, if it seem good
to thee, I will give thee the worth
of it in money.

    3 And Naboth said to Ahab, The Lord
forbid it me, that I should give the
inheritance of my fathers unto thee.

    4 And Ahab came into his house
heavy and displeased because of the
word which Naboth the Jezreelite had
spoken to him: for he had said, I
will not give thee the inheritance of
my fathers. And he laid him down upon
his bed, and turned away his face,
and would eat no bread.

    7 And Jezebel his wife said unto
him, Dost thou now govern the kingdom
of Israel? arise, and eat bread, and
let thine heart be merry: I will give
thee the vineyard of Naboth the
Jezreelite.

    8 So she wrote letters in Ahab's
name, and sealed them with his seal,
and sent the letters unto the elders
and to the nobles that were in his
city, dwelling with Naboth.

    9 And she wrote in the letters,
saying, Proclaim a fast, and set
Naboth on high among the people:

    10 And set two men, sons of Belial,
before him, to bear witness against
him, saying, Thou didst blaspheme God
and the king. And then carry him out,
and stone him, that he may die.

    11 And the men of his city, even
the elders and the nobles who were
the inhabitants in his city, did as
Jezebel had sent unto them, and as it
was written in the letters which she
had sent unto them.

    15 #And it came to pass, when
Jezebel heard that Naboth was stoned,
and was dead, that Jezebel said to
Ahab, Arise, take possession of the
vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite,
which he refused to give thee for
money: for Naboth is not alive, but
dead.

    17 #And the word of the Lord came
to Elijah the Tishbite, saying,

    18 Arise, go down to meet Ahab king
of Israel, which is in Samaria:
behold, he is in the vineyard of
Naboth, whither he is gone down to
possess it.

    19 And thou shalt speak unto him,
saying, Thus saith the Lord, Hast
thou killed, and also taken
possession? And thou shalt speak unto
him, saying, Thus saith the Lord, In
the place where dogs licked the blood
of Naboth shall dogs lick thy blood,
even thine.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 289:8


    (Wickedness is not man)
    A wicked mortal is not the idea of God. He is little else than the expression of error. To suppose that sin, lust, hatred, envy, hypocrisy, revenge, have life abiding in them, is a terrible mistake. Life and Life's idea, Truth and Truth's idea, never make men sick, sinful, or mortal.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 188:4-8


    (Embryonic sinful thoughts)
    The belief of sin, which has grown terrible in strength and influence, is an unconscious error in the beginning, - an embryonic thought without motive; but afterwards it governs the so-called man.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 445:19


    (Divine energy)
    Christian Science silences human will, quiets fear with Truth and Love, and illustrates the unlabored motion of the divine energy in healing the sick. Self-seeking, envy, passion, pride, hatred, and revenge are cast out by the divine Mind which heals disease. The human will which maketh and worketh a lie, hiding the divine Principle of harmony, is destructive to health, and is the cause of disease rather than its cure.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 462:25-30

    (Anatomy defined)
    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.


Section 3


Romans 1:18,29-32

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

    29 Being filled with all
unrighteousness, fornication,
wickedness, covetousness,
maliciousness; full of envy, murder,
debate, deceit, malignity;
whisperers,

    30 Backbiters, haters of God,
despiteful, proud, boasters,
inventors of evil things, disobedient
to parents,

    31 Without understanding, covenant
breakers, without natural affection,
implacable, unmerciful:

    32 Who knowing the judgment of God,
that they which commit such things
are worthy of death, not only do the
same, but have pleasure in them that
do them.

***
Titus 3:3-6

    3 For we ourselves also were
sometimes foolish, disobedient,
deceived, serving divers lusts and
pleasures, living in malice and envy,
hateful, and hating one another.

    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;

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 282:28


    (Truth is not inverted)
    Whatever indicates the fall of man or the opposite of God or God's absence, is the Adam-dream, which is neither Mind nor man, for it is not begotten of the Father. The rule of inversion infers from error its opposite, Truth; but Truth is the light which dispels error. As mortals begin to understand Spirit, they give up the belief that there is any true existence apart from God.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 330:25

  (- MORTAL MIND - Error creating other errors)

    (-3- Evil obsolete)
    III. The notion that both evil and good are real is a delusion of material sense, which Science annihilates. Evil is nothing, no thing, mind, nor power. As manifested by mankind it stands for a lie, nothing claiming to be something, - for lust, dishonesty, selfishness, envy, hypocrisy, slander, hate, theft, adultery, murder, dementia, insanity, inanity, devil, hell, with all the etceteras that word includes.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 532:31


    (Fear comes of error)
    The first impression material man had of himself was one of nakedness and shame. Had he lost man's rich inheritance and God's behest, dominion over all the earth? No! This had never been bestowed on Adam.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 258:25


    (Individual permanency)
    Mortals have a very imperfect sense of the spiritual man and of the infinite range of his thought. To him belongs eternal Life. Never born and never dying, it were impossible for man, under the government of God in eternal Science, to fall from his high estate.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 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.


Section 4


Proverbs 14:30

    30 A sound heart is the life of the
flesh: but envy the rottenness of the
bones.
Proverbs 27:4

    4 Wrath is cruel, and anger is
outrageous; but who is able to stand
before envy?

***
Matthew 27:15,17,18,20

    15 Now at that feast the governor
was wont to release unto the people a
prisoner, whom they would.

    17 Therefore when they were
gathered together, Pilate said unto
them, Whom will ye that I release
unto you? Barabbas, or Jesus which is
called Christ?

    18 For he knew that for envy they
had delivered him.

    20 But the chief priests and elders
persuaded the multitude that they
should ask Barabbas, and destroy
Jesus.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 542:1


    (Murder brings its curse)
    The belief of life in matter sins at every step. It incurs divine displeasure, and it would kill Jesus that it might be rid of troublesome Truth. Material beliefs would slay the spiritual idea whenever and wherever it appears. Though error hides behind a lie and excuses guilt, error cannot forever be concealed. Truth, through her eternal laws, unveils error. Truth causes sin to betray itself, and sets upon error the mark of the beast. Even the disposition to excuse guilt or to conceal it is punished. The avoidance of justice and the denial of truth tend to perpetuate sin, invoke crime, jeopardize self-control, and mock divine mercy.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 564:3-12


    (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.
    (Malicious barbarity)
    The author is convinced that the accusations against Jesus of Nazareth and even his crucifixion were instigated by the criminal instinct here described.

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

    (The conflict with purity)
    The impersonation of the spiritual idea had a brief history in the earthly life of our Master; but "of his kingdom there shall be no end," for Christ, God's idea, will eventually rule all nations and peoples - imperatively, absolutely, finally - with divine Science.


Section 5


Ephesians 6:10-12

    10 Finally, my brethren, be strong
in the Lord, and in the power of his
might.

    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.

***
Isaiah 33:14-16,22

    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.

    22 For the Lord is our judge, the
Lord is our lawgiver, the Lord is our
king; he will save us.

***
Psalm 56:3

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

o4oo Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked - 102:16-23


    (Hidden agents)
    The mild forms of animal magnetism are disappearing, and its aggressive features are coming to the front. The looms of crime, hidden in the dark recesses of mortal thought, are every hour weaving webs more complicated and subtle. So secret are the present methods of animal magnetism that they ensnare the age into indolence, and produce the very apathy on the subject which the criminal desires.

o4oo Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked - 104:29-15

    (Motives considered)
    Our courts recognize evidence to prove the motive as well as the commission of a crime. Is it not clear that the human mind must move the body to a wicked act? Is not mortal mind the murderer? The hands, without mortal mind to direct them, could not commit a murder.
    (Mental crimes)
    Courts and juries judge and sentence mortals in order to restrain crime, to prevent deeds of violence or to punish them. To say that these tribunals have no jurisdiction over the carnal or mortal mind, would be to contradict precedent and to admit that the power of human law is restricted to matter, while mortal mind, evil, which is the real outlaw, defies justice and is recommended to mercy. Can matter commit a crime? Can matter be punished? Can you separate the mentality from the body over which courts hold jurisdiction? Mortal mind, not matter, is the criminal in every case; and human law rightly estimates crime, and courts reasonably pass sentence, according to the motive.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 404:10


    (Appetites to be abandoned) Lust, malice, and all sorts of evil are diseased beliefs, and you can destroy them only by destroying the wicked motives which produce them. If the evil is over in the repentant mortal mind, while its effects still remain on the individual, you can remove this disorder as God's law is fulfilled and reformation cancels the crime. The healthy sinner is the hardened sinner.


Section 6


I Corinthians 15:22,45,48,49,58

    22 For as in Adam all die, even so
in Christ shall all be made alive.

    45 And so it is written, The first
man Adam was made a living soul; the
last Adam was made a quickening
spirit.

    48 As is the earthy, such are they
also that are earthy: and as is the
heavenly, such are they also that are
heavenly.

    49 And as we have borne the image
of the earthy, we shall also bear the
image of the heavenly.

    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.

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


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

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 96:21-4


    (Arena of contest)
    Mortal error will vanish in a moral chemicalization. This mental fermentation has begun, and will continue until all errors of belief yield to understanding. Belief is changeable, but spiritual understanding is changeless.
    (Millennial glory)
    As this consummation draws nearer, he who has shaped his course in accordance with divine Science will endure to the end. As material knowledge diminishes and spiritual understanding increases, real objects will be apprehended mentally instead of materially.
    During this final conflict, wicked minds will endeavor to find means by which to accomplish more evil; but those who discern Christian Science will hold crime in check. They will aid in the ejection of error. They will maintain law and order, and cheerfully await the certainty of ultimate perfection.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 534:12(begin The Son)-23


    (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.
    Paul says in his epistle to the Romans: "The carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the spirit of God dwell in you."

Subheadings in this lesson

19 1 - Hospitality to health and good
19 1 - Cleansing the mind
19 1 - Adam and the senses
19 1 - Sickness will abate
19 2 - Wickedness is not man
19 2 - Embryonic sinful thoughts
19 2 - Divine energy
19 2 - Anatomy defined
19 3 - Truth is not inverted
19 3 - -3- Evil obsolete
19 3 - Fear comes of error
19 3 - Individual permanency
19 3 - The kingdom within
19 4 - Murder brings its curse
19 4 - Animal tendency
19 4 - Malicious barbarity
19 4 - The conflict with purity
19 5 - Hidden agents
19 5 - Motives considered
19 5 - Mental crimes
19 5 - Appetites to be abandoned
19 6 - Ascendency of good
19 6 - Arena of contest
19 6 - Millennial glory
19 6 - Spirit and flesh


November 15,1908

Subject: 20

MORTALS AND IMMORTALS.

3ooo



-- Golden Text --

II Corinthians 4:11

    11 For we which live are alway
delivered unto death for Jesus' sake,
that the life also of Jesus might be
made manifest in our mortal flesh.


Responsive Reading


Hebrews 8:1-13

    1 Now of the things which we have
spoken this is the sum: We have such
an high priest, who is set on the
right hand of the throne of the
Majesty in the heavens;

    2 A minister of the sanctuary, and
of the true tabernacle, which the Lord
pitched, and not man.

    3 For every high priest is ordained
to offer gifts and sacrifices:
wherefore it is of necessity that
this man have somewhat also to offer.


    4 For if he were on earth, he
should not be a priest, seeing that
there are priests that offer gifts
according to the law:

    5 Who serve unto the example and
shadow of heavenly things, as Moses
was admonished of God when he was
about to make the tabernacle: for,
See, saith he, that thou make all
things according to the pattern
shewed to thee in the mount.

    6 But now hath he obtained a more
excellent ministry, by how much also
he is the mediator of a better
covenant, which was established upon
better promises.

    7 For if that first covenant had
been faultless, then should no place
have been sought for the second.

    8 For finding fault with them, he
saith, Behold, the days come, saith
the Lord, when I will make a new
covenant with the house of Israel and
with the house of Judah:

    9 Not according to the covenant
that I made with their fathers in the
day when I took them by the hand to
lead them out of the land of Egypt;
because they continued not in my
covenant, and I regarded them not,
saith the Lord.

    10 For this is the covenant that I
will make with the house of Israel
after those days, saith the Lord; I
will put my laws into their mind, and
write them in their hearts: and I
will be to them a God, and they shall
be to me a people:

    11 And they shall not teach every
man his neighbour, and every man his
brother, saying, Know the Lord: for
all shall know me, from the least to
the greatest.

    12 For I will be merciful to their
unrighteousness, and their sins and
their iniquities will I remember no
more.

    13 In that he saith, A new
covenant, he hath made the first old.
Now that which decayeth and waxeth
old is ready to vanish away.


Section 1


Job 38:1,4,7

    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.

    7 When the morning stars sang
together, and all the sons of God
shouted for joy?

***
Daniel 3:24,25

    24 Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was
astonied, and rose up in haste, and
spake, and said unto his counsellors,
Did not we cast three men bound into
the midst of the fire? They answered
and said unto the king, True, O king.


    25 He answered and said, Lo, I see
four men loose, walking in the midst
of the fire, and they have no hurt;
and the form of the fourth is like
the Son of God.

***
Romans 8:14,19

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

    19 For the earnest expectation of
the creature waiteth for the
manifestation of the sons of God.

***
I Timothy 6:13-16

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

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

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

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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 209:1-2,8


    (Sickness as only thought)
    Man, being immortal, has a perfect indestructible life.
    (Allness of Truth)
    The material and mortal body or mind is not the man.

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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 295:11

    (Mortals unlike immortals)
    Mortals are not like immortals, created in God's own image; but infinite Spirit being all, mortal consciousness will at last yield to the scientific fact and disappear, and the real sense of being, perfect and forever intact, will appear.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 515:21


    (Elohistic plurality)
    Man is the family name for all ideas, - the sons and daughters of God. All that God imparts moves in accord with Him, reflecting goodness and power.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 306:7,30


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


Section 2


Genesis 6:5,13,18

    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.

    13 And God said unto Noah, The end
of all flesh is come before me; for
the earth is filled with violence
through them; and, behold, I will
destroy them with the earth.

    18 But with thee will I establish
my covenant; and thou shalt come into
the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy
wife, and thy sons' wives with thee.
Genesis 7:1,7,23

    1 And the Lord said unto Noah,
Come thou and all thy house into the
ark; for thee have I seen righteous
before me in this generation.

    7 #And Noah went in, and his sons,
and his wife, and his sons' wives with
him, into the ark, because of the
waters of the flood.

    23 And every living substance was
destroyed which was upon the face of
the ground, both man, and cattle, and
the creeping things, and the fowl of
the heaven; and they were destroyed
from the earth: and Noah only
remained alive, and they that were
with him in the ark.

***
Matthew 24:37-39,42

    37 But as the days of Noe were, so
shall also the coming of the Son of
man be.

    38 For as in the days that were
before the flood they were eating and
drinking, marrying and giving in
marriage, until the day that Noe
entered into the ark,

    39 And knew not until the flood
came, and took them all away; so
shall also the coming of the Son of
man be.

    42 #Watch therefore: for ye know
not what hour your Lord doth come.

592:22 Chapter 17: Glossary
(NOAH)

    NOAH. A corporeal mortal; knowledge of the nothingness of material things and of the immortality of all that is spiritual.

581:8 Chapter 17: Glossary

    (ARK)
    ARK. Safety; the idea, or reflection, of Truth, proved to be as immortal as its Principle; the understanding of Spirit, destroying belief in matter.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 538:23-7


    (Erroneous conception)
    Genesis iv. 1. And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the Lord [Jehovah].



    This account is given, not of immortal man, but of mortal man, and of sin which is temporal. As both mortal man and sin have a beginning, they must consequently have an end, while the sinless, real man is eternal. Eve's declaration, "I have gotten a man from the Lord," supposes God to be the author of sin and sin's progeny. This false sense of existence is fratricidal. In the words of Jesus, it (evil, devil) is "a murderer from the beginning." Error begins by reckoning life as separate from Spirit, thus sapping the foundations of immortality, as if life and immortality were something which matter can both give and take away.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 540:11

    (Cleansing upheaval)
    In moral chemicalization, when the symptoms of evil, illusion, are aggravated, we may think in our ignorance that the Lord hath wrought an evil; but we ought to know that God's law uncovers so-called sin and its effects, only that Truth may annihilate all sense of evil and all power to sin.


Section 3


Genesis 9:8,11,15,16

    8 #And God spake unto Noah, and to
his sons with him, saying,

    11 And I will establish my covenant
with you; neither shall all flesh be
cut off any more by the waters of a
flood; neither shall there any more
be a flood to destroy the earth.

    15 And I will remember my covenant,
which is between me and you and every
living creature of all flesh; and the
waters shall no more become a flood
to destroy all flesh.

    16 And the bow shall be in the
cloud; and I will look upon it, that
I may remember the everlasting
covenant between God and every living
creature of all flesh that is upon
the earth.

***
Isaiah 54:9,10

    9 For this is as the waters of Noah
unto me: for as I have sworn that the
waters of Noah should no more go over
the earth; so have I sworn that I
would not be wroth with thee, nor
rebuke thee.

    10 For the mountains shall depart,
and the hills be removed; but my
kindness shall not depart from thee,
neither shall the covenant of my
peace be removed, saith the Lord that
hath mercy on thee.

***
Jude 1:3

    3 Beloved, when I gave all
diligence to write unto you of the
common salvation, it was needful for
me to write unto you, and exhort you
that ye should earnestly contend for
the faith which was once delivered
unto the saints.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 336:25-28

  (- MORTAL MIND - Material senses)


    (-24- God the parent Mind)
    XXIV. God, the divine Principle of man, and man in God's likeness are inseparable, harmonious, and eternal. The Science of being furnishes the rule of perfection, and brings immortality to light.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 337:11

  (- MORTAL MIND - Sin)

    (-25- Man reflects the perfect God)
    The truth of being makes man harmonious and immortal, while error is mortal and discordant.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 327:1,17

    (Conversion of Saul)
    Reform comes by understanding that there is no abiding pleasure in evil, and also by gaining an affection for good according to Science, which reveals the immortal fact that neither pleasure nor pain, appetite nor passion, can exist in or of matter, while divine Mind can and does destroy the false beliefs of pleasure, pain, or fear and all the sinful appetites of the human mind.
    (Peremptory demands)
    To the physical senses, the strict demands of Christian Science seem peremptory; but mortals are hastening to learn that Life is God, good, and that evil has in reality neither place nor power in the human or the divine economy.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 246:5-6,20-31


    (Man reflects God)
    The perfect and immortal are the eternal likeness of their Maker.
    (Undesirable records)
    Except for the error of measuring and limiting all that is good and beautiful, man would enjoy more than threescore years and ten and still maintain his vigor, freshness, and promise. Man, governed by immortal Mind, is always beautiful and grand. Each succeeding year unfolds wisdom, beauty, and holiness.
    (True life eternal)
    Life is eternal. We should find this out, and begin the demonstration thereof. Life and goodness are immortal. Let us then shape our views of existence into loveliness, freshness, and continuity, rather than into age and blight.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 247:15

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


Section 4


Luke 7:11-16

    11 #And it came to pass the day
after, that he went into a city
called Nain; and many of his
disciples went with him, and much
people.

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


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

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

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

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

***
II Timothy 1:7,9,10

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

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

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

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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 288:27


    (The Christ-element)
    Science reveals the glorious possibilities of immortal man, forever unlimited by the mortal senses. The Christ-element in the Messiah made him the Way-shower, Truth and Life.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 369:5,19


    (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.
    (The Christ treatment)
    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.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 266:24


    (Beatific presence)
    Mortals must follow Jesus' sayings and his demonstrations, which dominate the flesh. Perfect and infinite Mind enthroned is heaven. The evil beliefs which originate in mortals are hell. 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 5


Isaiah 26:1,19

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

    19 Thy dead men shall live,
together with my dead body shall they
arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell
in dust: for thy dew is as the dew of
herbs, and the earth shall cast out
the dead.

***
Psalm 17:15

    15 As for me, I will behold thy
face in righteousness: I shall be
satisfied, when I awake, with thy
likeness.

***
John 11:1,4,11

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

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

    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.

***
Ephesians 5:14

    14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou
that sleepest, and arise from the
dead, and Christ shall give thee
light.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 188:11-15,28-13


    (Disease a dream)
    Mortal existence is a dream of pain and pleasure in matter, a dream of sin, sickness, and death; and it is like the dream we have in sleep, in which every one recognizes his condition to be wholly a state of mind.
    (Sense yields to understanding)
    When darkness comes over the earth, the physical senses have no immediate evidence of a sun. The human eye knows not where the orb of day is, nor if it exists. Astronomy gives the desired information regarding the sun. The human or material senses yield to the authority of this science, and they are willing to leave with astronomy the explanation of the sun's influence over the earth. If the eyes see no sun for a week, we still believe that there is solar light and heat. Science (in this instance named natural) raises the human thought above the cruder theories of the human mind, and casts out a fear.
    In like manner mortals should no more deny the power of Christian Science to establish harmony and to explain the effect of mortal mind on the body, though the cause be unseen, than they should deny the existence of the sunlight when the orb of day disappears, or doubt that the sun will reappear.

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.

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.


Section 6


Isaiah 51:1,4-6

    1 Hearken to me, ye that follow
after righteousness, ye that seek the
Lord: look unto the rock whence ye
are hewn, and to the hole of the pit
whence ye are digged.

    4 #Hearken unto me, my people; and
give ear unto me, O my nation: for a
law shall proceed from me, and I will
make my judgment to rest for a light
of the people.

    5 My righteousness is near; my
salvation is gone forth, and mine
arms shall judge the people; the
isles shall wait upon me, and on mine
arm shall they trust.

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

***
John 1:1,9,12,13

    1 In the beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with God, and the
Word was God.

    9 That was the true Light, which
lighteth every man that cometh into
the world.

    12 But as many as received him, to
them gave he power to become the sons
of God, even to them that believe on
his name:

    13 Which were born, not of blood,
nor of the will of the flesh, nor of
the will of man, but of God.

***
Romans 2:7

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

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 491:11

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


    (Man linked with Spirit)
    Matter cannot connect mortals with the true origin and facts of being, in which all must end. It is only by acknowledging the supremacy of Spirit, which annuls the claims of matter, that mortals can lay off mortality and find the indissoluble spiritual link which establishes man forever in the divine likeness, inseparable from his creator.

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.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 259:26

    (Immortal models)
    Immortal ideas, pure, perfect, and enduring, are transmitted by the divine Mind through divine Science, which corrects error with truth and demands spiritual thoughts, divine concepts, to the end that they may produce harmonious results.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 260:7

    (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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 492:7-12

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


    (Mind one and all)
    Being is holiness, harmony, immortality. It is already proved that a knowledge of this, even in small degree, will uplift the physical and moral standard of mortals, will increase longevity, will purify and elevate character. Thus progress will finally destroy all error, and bring immortality to light.

Subheadings in this lesson

20 1 - Sickness as only thought
20 1 - Allness of Truth
20 1 - Mythical pleasure
20 1 - Mortals unlike immortals
20 1 - Elohistic plurality
20 1 - Divinity not childless
20 1 - Thought-forms
20 2 - ARK
20 2 - Erroneous conception
20 2 - Cleansing upheaval
20 3 - -24- God the parent Mind
20 3 - -25- Man reflects the perfect God
20 3 - Conversion of Saul
20 3 - Peremptory demands
20 3 - Man reflects God
20 3 - Undesirable records
20 3 - True life eternal
20 3 - Eternal beauty
20 4 - God's man discerned
20 4 - The Christ-element
20 4 - Man's entity
20 4 - The Christ treatment
20 4 - Beatific presence
20 5 - Disease a dream
20 5 - Sense yields to understanding
20 5 - Human frailty
20 5 - Sickness from mortal mind
20 6 - Man linked with Spirit
20 6 - Individual permanency
20 6 - Immortal models
20 6 - Spiritual discovery
20 6 - Mind one and all


November 22,1908

Subject: 21

SOUL AND BODY.

3ooo



-- Golden Text --

Proverbs 4:23

    23 #Keep thy heart with all
diligence; for out of it are the
issues of life.


Responsive Reading


Psalm 34:1-9,18,22

    1 I will bless the Lord at all
times: his praise shall continually
be in my mouth.

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

    3 O magnify the Lord with me, and
let us exalt his name together.

    4 I sought the Lord, and he heard
me, and delivered me from all my
fears.

    5 They looked unto him, and were
lightened: and their faces were not
ashamed.

    6 This poor man cried, and the Lord
heard him, and saved him out of all
his troubles.

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

    8 O taste and see that the Lord is
good: blessed is the man that trusteth
in him.

    9 O fear the Lord, ye his saints:
for there is no want to them that
fear him.

    18 The Lord is nigh unto them that
are of a broken heart; and saveth such
as be of a contrite spirit.

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


Section 1


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.

***
James 3:1,3,5,6

    1 My brethren, be not many
masters, knowing that we shall
receive the greater condemnation.

    3 Behold, we put bits in the
horses' mouths, that they may obey
us; and we turn about their whole
body.

    5 Even so the tongue is a little
member, and boasteth great things.
Behold, how great a matter a little
fire kindleth!

    6 And the tongue is a fire, a world
of iniquity: so is the tongue among
our members, that it defileth the
whole body, and setteth on fire the
course of nature; and it is set on
fire of hell.

***
Romans 8:10

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

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 177:8


    (Mental and physical oneness)
    Mortal mind and body are one. Neither exists without the other, and both must be destroyed by immortal Mind. Matter, or body, is but a false concept of mortal mind. 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 - 416:16-20


    (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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 399:11-18

    (Automatic mechanism)
    So-called mortal mind sends its despatches over its body, but this so-called mind is both the service and message of this telegraphy. Nerves are unable to talk, and matter can return no answer to immortal Mind. If Mind is the only actor, how can mechanism be automatic? Mortal mind perpetuates its own thought. It constructs a machine, manages it, and then calls it material.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 372:2-3,8

    (Brain not intelligent)
    The mortal body is only an erroneous mortal belief of mind in matter.
    The Science of being, in which all is divine Mind, or God and His idea, would be clearer in this age, but for the belief that matter is the medium of man, or that man can enter his own embodied thought, bind himself with his own beliefs, and then call his bonds material and name them divine law.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 318:9-13


    (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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 481:29

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


    (Sense and pure Soul)
    In Science we learn that it is material sense, not Soul, which sins; and it will be found that it is the sense of sin which is lost, and not a sinful soul. When reading the Scriptures, the substitution of the word sense for soul gives the exact meaning in a majority of cases.


Section 2


III John 1:2

    2 Beloved, I wish above all things
that thou mayest prosper and be in
health, even as thy soul prospereth.

***
II Corinthians 5:1-4,6,8,16,17

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

    2 For in this we groan, earnestly
desiring to be clothed upon with our
house which is from heaven:

    3 If so be that being clothed we
shall not be found naked.

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

    6 Therefore we are always
confident, knowing that, whilst we
are at home in the body, we are
absent from the Lord:

    8 We are confident, I say, and
willing rather to be absent from the
body, and to be present with the
Lord.

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

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

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 400:9-15,22


    (Eradicate error from thought)
    Mortals obtain the harmony of health, only as they forsake discord, acknowledge the supremacy of divine Mind, and abandon their material beliefs. Eradicate the image of disease from the perturbed thought before it has taken tangible shape in conscious thought, alias the body, and you prevent the development of disease.
    (Mortal mind controlled)
    Mortal mind rules all that is mortal. We see in the body the images of this mind, even as in optics we see painted on the retina the image which becomes visible to the senses. The action of so-called mortal mind must be destroyed by the divine Mind to bring out the harmony of being. Without divine control there is discord, manifest as sin, sickness, and death.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 14:12-18


    (Spiritualized consciousness)
    Become conscious for a single moment that Life and intelligence are purely spiritual, - neither in nor of matter, - and the body will then utter no complaints. If suffering from a belief in sickness, you will find yourself suddenly well. Sorrow is turned into joy when the body is controlled by spiritual Life, Truth, and Love.

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


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 270:27

    (Prophetic ignorance)
    If a sense of disease produces suffering and a sense of ease antidotes suffering, disease is mental, not material. Hence the fact that the human mind alone suffers, is sick, and that the divine Mind alone heals.


Section 3


Psalm 107:17,19

    17 Fools because of their
transgression, and because of their
iniquities, are afflicted.

    19 Then they cry unto the Lord in
their trouble, and he saveth them out
of their distresses.

***
Deuteronomy 29:9,12,13,18

    9 Keep therefore the words of this
covenant, and do them, that ye may
prosper in all that ye do.

    12 That thou shouldest enter into
covenant with the Lord thy God, and
into his oath, which the Lord thy God
maketh with thee this day:

    13 That he may establish thee to
day for a people unto himself, and
that he may be unto thee a God, as he
hath said unto thee, and as he hath
sworn unto thy fathers, to Abraham,
to Isaac, and to Jacob.

    18 Lest there should be among you
man, or woman, or family, or tribe,
whose heart turneth away this day
from the Lord our God, to go and
serve the gods of these nations; lest
there should be among you a root that
beareth gall and wormwood;

***
James 1:14,15

    14 But every man is tempted, when
he is drawn away of his own lust, and
enticed.

    15 Then when lust hath conceived,
it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when
it is finished, bringeth forth death.

***
Proverbs 19:23

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

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.

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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 409:11


    (Dictation of error) The belief, that the unconscious substratum of mortal mind, termed the body, suffers and reports disease independently of this so-called conscious mind, is the error which prevents mortals from knowing how to govern their bodies.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 298:15-18


    (Truth's witness) 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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 312:1

    (Sense-dreams)
    How true it is that whatever is learned through material sense must be lost because such so-called knowledge is reversed by the spiritual facts of being in Science. That which material sense calls intangible, is found to be substance. What to material sense seems substance, becomes nothingness, as the sense-dream vanishes and reality appears.


Section 4


I Corinthians 6:15,19,20

    15 Know ye not that your bodies are
the members of Christ? shall I then
take the members of Christ, and make
them the members of an harlot? God
forbid.

    19 What? know ye not that your body
is the temple of the Holy Ghost which
is in you, which ye have of God, and
ye are not your own?

    20 For ye are bought with a price:
therefore glorify God in your body,
and in your spirit, which are God's.

***
Romans 6:12,13

    12 Let not sin therefore reign in
your mortal body, that ye should obey
it in the lusts thereof.

    13 Neither yield ye your members as
instruments of unrighteousness unto
sin: but yield yourselves unto God,
as those that are alive from the
dead, and your members as instruments
of righteousness unto God.
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.

***
Philipians 3:20,21

    20 For our conversation is in
heaven; from whence also we look for
the Saviour, the Lord Jesus 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.

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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 402:8-15


    (Indestructible life of man)
    The time approaches when mortal mind will forsake its corporeal, structural, and material basis, when immortal Mind and its formations will be apprehended in Science, and material beliefs will not interfere with spiritual facts. Man is indestructible and eternal. Sometime it will be learned that mortal mind constructs the mortal body with this mind's own mortal materials.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 279:16


    (Spiritual tangibility)
    In proportion as the belief disappears that life and intelligence are in or of matter, the immortal facts of being are seen, and their only idea or intelligence is in God. Spirit is reached only through the understanding and demonstration of eternal Life and Truth and Love.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 274:12-17

    (Five senses deceptive)
    The senses of Spirit abide in Love, and they demonstrate Truth and Life. Hence Christianity and the Science which expounds it are based on spiritual understanding, and they supersede the so-called laws of matter. Jesus demonstrated this great verity.

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


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


Section 5


Psalm 19:1,2

    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.
Psalm 104:1

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

***
II Corinthians 6:16-18

    16 And what agreement hath the
temple of God with idols? for ye are
the temple of the living God; as God
hath said, I will dwell in them, and
walk in them; and I will be their
God, and they shall be my people.

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

    18 And will be a Father unto you,
and ye shall be my sons and
daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
II Corinthians 7:1

    1 Having therefore these promises,
dearly beloved, let us cleanse
ourselves from all filthiness of the
flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness
in the fear of God.

***
Habakkuk 2:20

    20 But the Lord is in his holy
temple: let all the earth keep
silence before him.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 477:20

(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)
    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.

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


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 306:21-25

    (Thought-forms)
    The myriad forms of mortal thought, made manifest as matter, are not more distinct nor real to the material senses than are the Soul-created forms to spiritual sense, which cognizes Life as permanent.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 280:25

    (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. Spirit and matter no more commingle than light and darkness. When one appears, the other disappears.

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.


Section 6


Luke 1:46,47

    46 And Mary said, My soul doth
magnify the Lord,

    47 And my spirit hath rejoiced in
God my Saviour.

***
I Peter 1:3-5,10,13

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 76:6,22-29


    (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. Then it will be understood that Spirit never entered matter and was therefore never raised from matter. When advanced to spiritual being and the understanding of God, man can no longer commune with matter; neither can he return to it, any more than a tree can return to its seed. Neither will man seem to be corporeal, but he will be an individual consciousness, characterized by the divine Spirit as idea, not matter.
    (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.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 77:5-6

    (Second death)
    Existence continues to be a belief of corporeal sense until the Science of being is reached.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 269:14


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

Subheadings in this lesson

21 1 - Mental and physical oneness
21 1 - The so-called physical ego
21 1 - Automatic mechanism
21 1 - Brain not intelligent
21 1 - What the senses originate
21 1 - Sense and pure Soul
21 2 - Eradicate error from thought
21 2 - Mortal mind controlled
21 2 - Spiritualized consciousness
21 2 - Need and supply
21 2 - Prophetic ignorance
21 3 - Life only in Spirit
21 3 - Soul impeccable
21 3 - Dictation of error
21 3 - Truth's witness
21 3 - Sense-dreams
21 4 - Mental propagation
21 4 - Indestructible life of man
21 4 - Spiritual tangibility
21 4 - Five senses deceptive
21 4 - Error's power imaginary
21 5 - Reflection of Spirit
21 5 - Mental propagation
21 5 - Thought-forms
21 5 - Sensationless body
21 5 - Man governed by Mind
21 6 - Jesus' disregard of matter
21 6 - Real Life is God
21 6 - Immaterial pleasure
21 6 - Second death
21 6 - Divine metaphysics


November 29,1908

Subject: 22

ANCIENT AND MODERN NECROMANCY, ALIAS MESMERISM AND HYPNOTISM, DENOUNCED.

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-- Golden Text --

Psalm 119:133,165

    133 Order my steps in thy word: and
let not any iniquity have dominion
over me.

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


Responsive Reading


II Chronicles 33:1-3,6,7,9,11-13,15,16

    1 Manasseh was twelve years old
when he began to reign, and he
reigned fifty and five years in
Jerusalem:

    2 But did that which was evil in
the sight of the Lord, like unto the
abominations of the heathen, whom the
Lord had cast out before the children
of Israel.

    3 #For he built again the high
places which Hezekiah his father had
broken down, and he reared up altars
for Baalim, and made groves, and
worshipped all the host of heaven,
and served them.

    6 And he caused his children to
pass through the fire in the valley
of the son of Hinnom: also he
observed times, and used
enchantments, and used witchcraft,
and dealt with a familiar spirit, and
with wizards: he wrought much evil in
the sight of the Lord, to provoke him
to anger.

    7 And he set a carved image, the
idol which he had made, in the house
of God, of which God had said to
David and to Solomon his son, In this
house, and in Jerusalem, which I have
chosen before all the tribes of
Israel, will I put my name for ever:

    9 So Manasseh made Judah and the
inhabitants of Jerusalem to err, and
to do worse than the heathen, whom
the Lord had destroyed before the
children of Israel.

    11 Wherefore the Lord brought upon
them the captains of the host of the
king of Assyria, which took Manasseh
among the thorns, and bound him with
fetters, and carried him to Babylon.

    12 And when he was in affliction,
he besought the Lord his God, and
humbled himself greatly before the
God of his fathers,

    13 And prayed unto him: and he was
intreated of him, and heard his
supplication, and brought him again
to Jerusalem into his kingdom. Then
Manasseh knew that the Lord he was
God.

    15 And he took away the strange
gods, and the idol out of the house
of the Lord, and all the altars that
he had built in the mount of the
house of the Lord, and in Jerusalem,
and cast them out of the city.

    16 And he repaired the altar of the
Lord, and sacrificed thereon peace
offerings and thank offerings, and
commanded Judah to serve the Lord God
of Israel.


Section 1


Leviticus 18:1,3

    1 And the Lord spake unto Moses,
saying,

    3 After the doings of the land of
Egypt, wherein ye dwelt, shall ye not
do: and after the doings of the land
of Canaan, whither I bring you, shall
ye not do: neither shall ye walk in
their ordinances.
Leviticus 19:26,28

    26 #Ye shall not eat any thing with
the blood: neither shall ye use
enchantment, nor observe times.

    28 Ye shall not make any cuttings
in your flesh for the dead, nor print
any marks upon you: I am the Lord.
Leviticus 20:6

    6 #And the soul that turneth after
such as have familiar spirits, and
after wizards, to go a whoring after
them, I will even set my face against
that soul, and will cut him off from
among his people.

***
Hosea 12:6

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

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.

o4oo Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked - 102:3-15


    (Mere negation)
    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.
    There is but one real attraction, that of Spirit. The pointing of the needle to the pole symbolizes this all-embracing power or the attraction of God, divine Mind.
    The planets have no more power over man than over his Maker, since God governs the universe; but man, reflecting God's power, has dominion over all the earth and its hosts.

o4oo Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked - 103:23(begin The)

    (The genus of error) The malicious form of hypnotism ultimates in moral idiocy. The truths of immortal Mind sustain man, and they annihilate the fables of mortal mind, whose flimsy and gaudy pretensions, like silly moths, singe their own wings and fall into dust.

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.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 178:22


    (Animal magnetism destroyed)
    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.


Section 2


Isaiah 8:19,20

    19 #And when they shall say unto
you, Seek unto them that have
familiar spirits, and unto wizards
that peep, and that mutter: should
not a people seek unto their God? for
the living to the dead?

    20 To the law and to the testimony:
if they speak not according to this
word, it is because there is no light
in them.

***
Leviticus 20:23-26

    23 And ye shall not walk in the
manners of the nation, which I cast
out before you: for they committed
all these things, and therefore I
abhorred them.

    24 But I have said unto you, Ye
shall inherit their land, and I will
give it unto you to possess it, a
land that floweth with milk and
honey: I am the Lord your God, which
have separated you from other people.


    25 Ye shall therefore put
difference between clean beasts and
unclean, and between unclean fowls
and clean: and ye shall not make your
souls abominable by beast, or by
fowl, or by any manner of living
thing that creepeth on the ground,
which I have separated from you as
unclean.

    26 And ye shall be holy unto me:
for I the Lord am holy, and have
severed you from other people, that
ye should be mine.

***
I Thessalonians 4:7

    7 For God hath not called us unto
uncleanness, but unto holiness.

***
Galatians 4:6-9

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

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

    8 Howbeit then, when ye knew not
God, ye did service unto them which
by nature are no gods.

    9 But now, after that ye have known
God, or rather are known of God, how
turn ye again to the weak and
beggarly elements, whereunto ye
desire again to be in bondage?

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 73:8,26


    (One government)
    The belief that one man, as spirit, can control another man, as matter, upsets both the individuality and the Science of man, for man is image. God controls man, and God is the only Spirit. Any other control or attraction of so-called spirit is a mortal belief, which ought to be known by its fruit, - the repetition of evil.
    (No mediumship)
    It is a grave mistake to suppose that matter is any part of the reality of intelligent existence, or that Spirit and matter, intelligence and non-intelligence, can commune together. This error Science will destroy. The sensual cannot be made the mouthpiece of the spiritual, nor can the finite become the channel of the infinite. There is no communication between so-called material existence and spiritual life which is not subject to death.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 129:7,16


    (Truth by inversion)
    If you wish to know the spiritual fact, you can discover it by reversing the material fable, be the fable pro or con, - be it in accord with your preconceptions or utterly contrary to them.
    (Antagonistic theories)
    Animal magnetism, hypnotism, spiritualism, theosophy, agnosticism, pantheism, and infidelity are antagonistic to true being and fatal to its demonstration; and so are some other systems.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 71:21


    (Found wanting)
    When the Science of Mind is understood, spiritualism will be found mainly erroneous, having no scientific basis nor origin, no proof nor power outside of human testimony. It is the offspring of the physical senses. There is no sensuality in Spirit. I never could believe in spiritualism.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 99:18

    (Key to the kingdom)
    Those individuals, who adopt theosophy, spiritualism, or hypnotism, may possess natures above some others who eschew their false beliefs. Therefore my contest is not with the individual, but with the false system. I love mankind, and shall continue to labor and to endure.


Section 3


Exodus 15:26(begin If)

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

***
II 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.

***
Matthew 12:22,24-26,28

    22 #Then was brought unto him one
possessed with a devil, blind, and
dumb: and he healed him, insomuch
that the blind and dumb both spake
and saw.

    24 But when the Pharisees heard it,
they said, This fellow doth not cast
out devils, but by Beelzebub the
prince of the devils.

    25 And Jesus knew their thoughts,
and said unto them, Every kingdom
divided against itself is brought to
desolation; and every city or house
divided against itself shall not
stand:

    26 And if Satan cast out Satan, he
is divided against himself; how shall
then his kingdom stand?

    28 But if I cast out devils by the
Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God
is come unto you.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 158:1-12,24


    (Mythology and materia medica)
    It is recorded that the profession of medicine originated in idolatry with pagan priests, who besought the gods to heal the sick and designated Apollo as "the god of medicine." He was supposed to have dictated the first prescription, according to the "History of Four Thousand Years of Medicine." It is here noticeable that Apollo was also regarded as the sender of disease, "the god of pestilence." Hippocrates turned from image-gods to vegetable and mineral drugs for healing. This was deemed progress in medicine; but what we need is the truth which heals both mind and body.
    (Advancing degrees)
    Evidences of progress and of spiritualization greet us on every hand. Drug-systems are quitting their hold on matter and so letting in matter's higher stratum, mortal mind. Homoeopathy, a step in advance of allopathy, is doing this. Matter is going out of medicine; and mortal mind, of a higher attenuation than the drug, is governing the pellet.

o4oo Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked - 105:30


    (mental power)
    The distance from ordinary medical practice to Christian Science is full many a league in the line of light; but to go in healing from the use of inanimate drugs to the criminal misuse of human willpower, is to drop from the platform of common manhood into the very mire of iniquity, to work against the free course of honesty and justice, and to push vainly against the current running heavenward.

o4oo Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked - 101:21

    (Personal conclusions)
    The author's own observations of the workings of animal magnetism convince her that it is not a remedial agent, and that its effects upon those who practise it, and upon their subjects who do not resist it, lead to moral and to physical death.


Section 4


Proverbs 23:19-21

    19 Hear thou, my son, and be wise,
and guide thine heart in the way.

    20 Be not among winebibbers; among
riotous eaters of flesh:

    21 For the drunkard and the glutton
shall come to poverty: and drowsiness
shall clothe a man with rags.

***
Romans 13:12-14

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

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

    14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus
Christ, and make not provision for
the flesh, to fulfil the lusts
thereof.
Romans 14:17

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 322:14


    (Saving the inebriate)
    Man's wisdom finds no satisfaction in sin, since God has sentenced sin to suffer. The necromancy of yesterday foreshadowed the mesmerism and hypnotism of to-day. The drunkard thinks he enjoys drunkenness, and you cannot make the inebriate leave his besottedness, until his physical sense of pleasure yields to a higher sense. Then he turns from his cups, as the startled dreamer who wakens from an incubus incurred through the pains of distorted sense. A man who likes to do wrong - finding pleasure in it and refraining from it only through fear of consequences - is neither a temperate man nor a reliable religionist.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 404:17


    (Temperance reform)
    The temperance reform, felt all over our land, results from metaphysical healing, which cuts down every tree that brings not forth good fruit. This conviction, that there is no real pleasure in sin, is one of the most important points in the theology of Christian Science. Arouse the sinner to this new and true view of sin, show him that sin confers no pleasure, and this knowledge strengthens his moral courage and increases his ability to master evil and to love good.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 407:17

    (Universal panacea)
    Let the slave of wrong desire learn the lessons of Christian Science, and he will get the better of that desire, and ascend a degree in the scale of health, happiness, and existence.


Section 5


Psalm 79:8,9

    8 O remember not against us former
iniquities: let thy tender mercies
speedily prevent us: for we are
brought very low.

    9 Help us, O God of our salvation,
for the glory of thy name: and deliver
us, and purge away our sins, for thy
name's sake.

***
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?

***
I Corinthians 6:9-11

    9 Know ye not that the unrighteous
shall not inherit the kingdom of God?
Be not deceived: neither fornicators,
nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor
effeminate, nor abusers of themselves
with mankind,

    10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor
drunkards, nor revilers, nor
extortioners, shall inherit the
kingdom of God.

    11 And such were some of you: but
ye are washed, but ye are sanctified,
but ye are justified in the name of
the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of
our God.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 450:29-5


    (False claims annihilated)
    Knowing the claim of animal magnetism, that all evil combines in the belief of life, substance, and intelligence in matter, electricity, animal nature, and organic life, who will deny that these are the errors which Truth must and will annihilate? 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.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 448:5-16

    (Wicked evasions)
    Evil which obtains in the bodily senses, but which the heart condemns, has no foundation; but if evil is uncondemned, it is undenied and nurtured. Under such circumstances, to say that there is no evil, is an evil in itself. When needed tell the truth concerning the lie. Evasion of Truth cripples integrity, and casts thee down from the pinnacle.
    (Truth's great results)
    Christian Science rises above the evidence of the corporeal senses; but if you have not risen above sin yourself, do not congratulate yourself upon your blindness to evil or upon the good you know and do not.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 451:14

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

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


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


Section 6


Psalm 84:9,11

    9 Behold, O God our shield, and
look upon the face of thine anointed.


    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.

***
Hosea 14:4,5,8,9

    4 I will heal their backsliding, I
will love them freely; for mine anger
is turned away from him.

    5 I will be as the dew unto Israel:
he shall grow as the lily, and cast
forth his roots as Lebanon.

    8 Ephraim shall say, What have I to
do any more with idols? I have heard
him, and observed him: I am like a
green fir tree. From me is thy fruit
found.

    9 Who is wise, and he shall
understand these things? prudent, and
he shall know them? for the ways of
the Lord are right, and the just
shall walk in them: but the
transgressors shall fall therein.

***
Revelation 22:6,7

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

    7 Behold, I come quickly: blessed
is he that keepeth the sayings of the
prophecy of this book.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 490:6(begin Christian)

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


    (Will-power an animal propensity) Christian Science reveals Truth and Love as the motive-powers of man. Will-blind, stubborn, and headlong - cooperates with appetite and passion. From this cooperation arises its evil. From this also comes its powerlessness, since all power belongs to God, good.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 202:6


    (Divine study)
    If men would bring to bear upon the study of the Science of Mind half the faith they bestow upon the so-called pains and pleasures of material sense, they would not go on from bad to worse, until disciplined by the prison and the scaffold; but the whole human family would be redeemed through the merits of Christ, - through the perception and acceptance of Truth. For this glorious result Christian Science lights the torch of spiritual understanding.

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.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 569:6-14


    (The robe of Science)
    The Scripture, "Thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many," is literally fulfilled, when we are conscious of the supremacy of Truth, by which the nothingness of error is seen; and we know that the nothingness of error is in proportion to its wickedness. He that touches the hem of Christ's robe and masters his mortal beliefs, animality, and hate, rejoices in the proof of healing, - in a sweet and certain sense that God is Love.

Subheadings in this lesson

22 1 - Mankind redeemed
22 1 - Mere negation
22 1 - The genus of error
22 1 - Perfection of divine government
22 1 - Animal magnetism destroyed
22 2 - One government
22 2 - No mediumship
22 2 - Truth by inversion
22 2 - Antagonistic theories
22 2 - Found wanting
22 2 - Key to the kingdom
22 3 - Mythology and materia medica
22 3 - Advancing degrees
22 3 - mental power
22 3 - Personal conclusions
22 4 - Saving the inebriate
22 4 - Temperance reform
22 4 - Universal panacea
22 5 - False claims annihilated
22 5 - Wicked evasions
22 5 - Truth's great results
22 5 - Treasure in heaven
22 5 - Moral retrogression
22 6 - Will-power an animal propensity
22 6 - Divine study
22 6 - The panoply of wisdom
22 6 - The robe of Science


December 6,1908

Subject: 23

GOD THE ONLY CAUSE AND CREATOR.

oo3o



-- Golden Text --

Psalm 86:9,10

    9 All nations whom thou hast made
shall come and worship before thee, O
Lord; and shall glorify thy name.

    10 For thou art great, and doest
wondrous things: thou art God alone.



Responsive Reading


Psalm 87:1-3,5

    1 His foundation is in the holy
mountains.

    2 The Lord loveth the gates of Zion
more than all the dwellings of Jacob.


    3 Glorious things are spoken of
thee, O city of God.

    5 And of Zion it shall be said,
This and that man was born in her:
and the highest himself shall
establish her.
Psalm 132:8-16

    8 Arise, O Lord, into thy rest;
thou, and the ark of thy strength.

    9 Let thy priests be clothed with
righteousness; and let thy saints
shout for joy.

    10 For thy servant David's sake
turn not away the face of thine
anointed.

    11 The Lord hath sworn in truth
unto David; he will not turn from it;
Of the fruit of thy body will I set
upon thy throne.

    12 If thy children will keep my
covenant and my testimony that I
shall teach them, their children
shall also sit upon thy throne for
evermore.

    13 For the Lord hath chosen Zion;
he hath desired it for his
habitation.

    14 This is my rest for ever: here
will I dwell; for I have desired it.

    15 I will abundantly bless her
provision: I will satisfy her poor
with bread.

    16 I will also clothe her priests
with salvation: and her saints shall
shout aloud for joy.



Section 1


II Chronicles 20:5,6

    5 #And Jehoshaphat stood in the
congregation of Judah and Jerusalem,
in the house of the Lord, before the
new court,

    6 And said, O Lord God of our
fathers, art not thou God in heaven?
and rulest not thou over all the
kingdoms of the heathen? and in thine
hand is there not power and might, so
that none is able to withstand thee?

***
Psalm 68:34

    34 Ascribe ye strength unto God:
his excellency is over Israel, and
his strength is in the clouds.
Psalm 69:34

    34 Let the heaven and earth praise
him, the seas, and every thing that
moveth therein.

***
Isaiah 44:6-8

    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.

    7 And who, as I, shall call, and
shall declare it, and set it in order
for me, since I appointed the ancient
people? and the things that are
coming, and shall come, let them shew
unto them.

    8 Fear ye not, neither be afraid:
have not I told thee from that time,
and have declared it? ye are even my
witnesses. Is there a God beside me?
yea, there is no God; I know not any.


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.


o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 170:22


    (Causation considered)
    Spiritual causation is the one question to be considered, for more than all others spiritual causation relates to human progress. The age seems ready to approach this subject, to ponder somewhat the supremacy of Spirit, and at least to touch the hem of Truth's garment.


o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 126:15


    (Antagonistic questions)
    The point at issue between Christian Science on the one hand and popular theology on the other is this: Shall Science explain cause and effect as being both natural and spiritual? Or shall all that is beyond the cognizance of the material senses be called supernatural, and be left to the mercy of speculative hypotheses?

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 111:19

    (Pertinent proposal)
    A prize of one hundred pounds, offered in Oxford University, England, for the best essay on Natural Science, - an essay calculated to offset the tendency of the age to attribute physical effects to physical causes rather than to a final spiritual cause, - is one of many incidents which show that Christian Science meets a yearning of the human race for spirituality.


ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 467:29-3

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


    (Sinlessness of Mind, Soul)
    Reasoning from cause to effect in the Science of Mind, we begin with Mind, which must be understood through the idea which expresses it and cannot be learned from its opposite, matter. Thus we arrive at Truth, or intelligence, which evolves its own unerring idea and never can be coordinate with human illusions.


oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 379:6


    (Jurisdiction of Mind) The real jurisdiction of the world is in Mind, controlling every effect and recognizing all causation as vested in divine Mind.



Section 2


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:

***
Psalm 35:27

    27 Let them shout for joy, and be
glad, that favour my righteous cause:
yea, let them say continually, Let
the Lord be magnified, which hath
pleasure in the prosperity of his
servant.

***
Joel 2:21-23,26

    21 #Fear not, O land; be glad and
rejoice: for the Lord will do great
things.

    22 Be not afraid, ye beasts of the
field: for the pastures of the
wilderness do spring, for the tree
beareth her fruit, the fig tree and
the vine do yield their strength.

    23 Be glad then, ye children of
Zion, and rejoice in the Lord your
God: for he hath given you the former
rain moderately, and he will cause to
come down for you the rain, the
former rain, and the latter rain in
the first month.

    26 And ye shall eat in plenty, and
be satisfied, and praise the name of
the Lord your God, that hath dealt
wondrously with you: and my people
shall never be ashamed.

***
Luke 12:28-30

    28 If then God so clothe the grass,
which is to day in the field, and to
morrow is cast into the oven; how
much more will he clothe you, O ye of
little faith?

    29 And seek not ye what ye shall
eat, or what ye shall drink, neither
be ye of doubtful mind.

    30 For all these things do the
nations of the world seek after: and
your Father knoweth that ye have need
of these things.


ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 516:9-21


    (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. The great rock gives shadow and shelter. The sunlight glints from the church-dome, glances into the prison-cell, glides into the sick-chamber, brightens the flower, beautifies the landscape, blesses the earth. Man, made in His likeness, possesses and reflects God's dominion over all the earth.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 517:30-31

    (Birthright of man)
    Divine Love blesses its own ideas, and causes them to multiply, - to manifest His power.

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.


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.



Section 3


Jeremiah 5:21,22

    21 Hear now this, O foolish people,
and without understanding; which have
eyes, and see not; which have ears,
and hear not:

    22 Fear ye not me? saith the Lord:
will ye not tremble at my presence,
which have placed the sand for the
bound of the sea by a perpetual
decree, that it cannot pass it: and
though the waves thereof toss
themselves, yet can they not prevail;
though they roar, yet can they not
pass over it?
Jeremiah 22:15-17

    15 Shalt thou reign, because thou
closest thyself in cedar? did not thy
father eat and drink, and do judgment
and justice, and then it was well
with him?

    16 He judged the cause of the poor
and needy; then it was well with him:
was not this to know me? saith the
Lord.

    17 But thine eyes and thine heart
are not but for thy covetousness, and
for to shed innocent blood, and for
oppression, and for violence, to do
it.

***
Habakkuk 2:19,20

    19 Woe unto him that saith to the
wood, Awake; to the dumb stone,
Arise, it shall teach! Behold, it is
laid over with gold and silver, and
there is no breath at all in the
midst of it.

    20 But the Lord is in his holy
temple: let all the earth keep
silence before him.

***
Matthew 15:30,31

    30 And great multitudes came unto
him, having with them those that were
lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many
others, and cast them down at Jesus'
feet; and he healed them:

    31 Insomuch that the multitude
wondered, when they saw the dumb to
speak, the maimed to be whole, the
lame to walk, and the blind to see:
and they glorified the God of Israel.


oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 262:27


    (Mind the only cause)
    The foundation of mortal discord is a false sense of man's origin. To begin rightly is to end rightly. Every concept which seems to begin with the brain begins falsely. Divine Mind is the only cause or Principle of existence. Cause does not exist in matter, in mortal mind, or in physical forms.


oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 411:20


    (Fear as the foundation)
    The procuring cause and foundation of all sickness is fear, ignorance, or sin. Disease is always induced by a false sense mentally entertained, not destroyed. Disease is an image of thought externalized. The mental state is called a material state. Whatever is cherished in mortal mind as the physical condition is imaged forth on the body.


o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 240:27


    (Progress demanded)
    In trying to undo the errors of sense one must pay fully and fairly the utmost farthing, until all error is finally brought into subjection to Truth. The divine method of paying sin's wages involves unwinding one's snarls, and learning from experience how to divide between sense and Soul.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 220:1

    (Hygiene ineffectual)
    We hear it said: "I exercise daily in the open air. I take cold baths, in order to overcome a predisposition to take cold; and yet I have continual colds, catarrh, and cough." Such admissions ought to open people's eyes to the inefficacy of material hygiene, and induce sufferers to look in other directions for cause and cure.


oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 423:8


    (Scientific corrective)
    The Christian Scientist, understanding scientifically that all is Mind, commences with mental causation, the truth of being, to destroy the error. This corrective is an alterative, reaching to every part of the human system. According to Scripture, it searches "the joints and marrow," and it restores the harmony of man.



Section 4


Isaiah 43:15

    15 I am the Lord, your Holy One,
the creator of Israel, your King.
Isaiah 45:11-13

    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.

    13 I have raised him up in
righteousness, and I will direct all
his ways: he shall build my city, and
he shall let go my captives, not for
price nor reward, saith the Lord of
hosts.

***
Hebrews 2:6,7

    6 But one in a certain place
testified, saying, What is man, that
thou art mindful of him? or the son
of man, that thou visitest him?

    7 Thou madest him a little lower
than the angels; thou crownedst him
with glory and honour, and didst set
him over the works of thy hands:

***
Revelation 4:11

    11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to
receive glory and honour and power:
for thou hast created all things, and
for thy pleasure they are and were
created.


ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 502:29


    (Ideas and identities) There is but one creator and one creation. This creation consists of the unfolding of spiritual ideas and their identities, which are embraced in the infinite Mind and forever reflected. These ideas range from the infinitesimal to infinity, and the highest ideas are the sons and daughters of God.


oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 263:20


    (No new creation)
    There can be but one creator, who has created all. Whatever seems to be a new creation, is but the discovery of some distant idea of Truth; else it is a new multiplication or self-division of mortal thought, as when some finite sense peers from its cloister with amazement and attempts to pattern the infinite.


oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 305:13


    (Human reflection)
    The verity that God's image is not a creator, though he reflects the creation of Mind, God, constitutes the underlying reality of reflection. "Then answered Jesus and said unto them: Verily, verily I say unto you, the Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever He doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise."


o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 127:4


    (Science and Christianity)
    If God, the All-in-all, be the creator of the spiritual universe, including man, then everything entitled to a classification as truth, or Science, must be comprised in a knowledge or understanding of God, for there can be nothing beyond illimitable divinity.


2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 69:13


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



Section 5


Jeremiah 15:10

    10 #Woe is me, my mother, that thou
hast borne me a man of strife and a
man of contention to the whole earth!
I have neither lent on usury, nor men
have lent to me on usury; yet every
one of them doth curse me.

***
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?

***
Deuteronomy 32:5,6

    5 They have corrupted themselves,
their spot is not the spot of his
children: they are a perverse and
crooked generation.

    6 Do ye thus requite the Lord, O
foolish people and unwise? is not he
thy father that hath bought thee?
hath he not made thee, and
established thee?

***
Romans 1:20,21,25

    20 For the invisible things of him
from the creation of the world are
clearly seen, being understood by the
things that are made, even his
eternal power and Godhead; so that
they are without excuse:

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

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

***
Ephesians 4:17,18

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

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


oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 259:22-26


    (Immortal models)
    Mortal thought transmits its own images, and forms its offspring after human illusions. God, Spirit, works spiritually, not materially. Brain or matter never formed a human concept. Vibration is not intelligence; hence it is not a creator.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 263:7

    (Mortal man a mis-creator)
    When mortal man blends his thoughts of existence with the spiritual and works only as God works, he will no longer grope in the dark and cling to earth because he has not tasted heaven. Carnal beliefs defraud us. They make man an involuntary hypocrite, - producing evil when he would create good, forming deformity when he would outline grace and beauty, injuring those whom he would bless. He becomes a general mis-creator, who believes he is a semi-god. His "touch turns hope to dust, the dust we all have trod." He might say in Bible language: "The good that I would, I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do."


ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 543:8


    (Dwelling in dreamland)
    In divine Science, the material man is shut out from the presence of God. The five corporeal senses cannot take cognizance of Spirit. They cannot come into His presence, and must dwell in dream-land, until mortals arrive at the understanding that material life, with all its sin, sickness, and death, is an illusion, against which divine Science is engaged in a warfare of extermination. The great verities of existence are never excluded by falsity.


oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 260:7


    (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.


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 6


Matthew 23:9

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

***
Ephesians 1:3,17-19

    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:

    17 That the God of our Lord Jesus
Christ, the Father of glory, may give
unto you the spirit of wisdom and
revelation in the knowledge of him:

    18 The eyes of your understanding
being enlightened; that ye may know
what is the hope of his calling, and
what the riches of the glory of his
inheritance in the saints,

    19 And what is the exceeding
greatness of his power to usward who
believe, according to the working of
his mighty power,
Ephesians 2:10,20-22

    10 For we are his workmanship,
created in Christ Jesus unto good
works, which God hath before ordained
that we should walk in them.

    20 And are built upon the
foundation of the apostles and
prophets, Jesus Christ himself being
the chief corner stone;

    21 In whom all the building fitly
framed together groweth unto an holy
temple in the Lord:

    22 In whom ye also are builded
together for an habitation of God
through the Spirit.


ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 539:27


    (Scientific offspring)
    The divine origin of Jesus gave him more than human power to expound the facts of creation, and demonstrate the one Mind which makes and governs man and the universe. The Science of creation, so conspicuous in the birth of Jesus, inspired his wisest and least-understood sayings, and was the basis of his marvellous demonstrations. Christ is the offspring of Spirit, and spiritual existence shows that Spirit creates neither a wicked nor a mortal man, lapsing into sin, sickness, and death.

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?

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 519:11

    (Infinity measureless)
    Human capacity is slow to discern and to grasp God's creation and the divine power and presence which go with it, demonstrating its spiritual origin. Mortals can never know the infinite, until they throw off the old man and reach the spiritual image and likeness. What can fathom infinity! How shall we declare Him, till, in the language of the apostle, "we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ"?


oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 264:28


    (Spiritual proofs of existence)
    When we learn the way in Christian Science and recognize man's spiritual being, we shall behold and understand God's creation, - all the glories of earth and heaven and man.

Subheadings in this lesson

23 1 - One primal cause
23 1 - Causation considered
23 1 - Antagonistic questions
23 1 - Pertinent proposal
23 1 - Sinlessness of Mind, Soul
23 1 - Jurisdiction of Mind
23 2 - Love imparts beauty
23 2 - Birthright of man
23 2 - Divine providence
23 2 - Salvation is through reform
23 3 - Mind the only cause
23 3 - Fear as the foundation
23 3 - Progress demanded
23 3 - Hygiene ineffectual
23 3 - Scientific corrective
23 4 - Ideas and identities
23 4 - No new creation
23 4 - Human reflection
23 4 - Science and Christianity
23 4 - God's creation intact
23 5 - Immortal models
23 5 - Mortal man a mis-creator
23 5 - Dwelling in dreamland
23 5 - Spiritual discovery
23 5 - Unscientific introspection
23 6 - Scientific offspring
23 6 - Perfection of creation
23 6 - Infinity measureless
23 6 - Spiritual proofs of existence


December 13,1908

Subject: 24

GOD THE PRESERVER OF MAN.

oo3o



-- Golden Text --

Psalm 37:28

    28 For the Lord loveth judgment,
and forsaketh not his saints; they
are preserved for ever: but the seed
of the wicked shall be cut off.


Responsive Reading


Proverbs 2:1-12

    1 My son, if thou wilt receive my
words, and hide my commandments with
thee;

    2 So that thou incline thine ear
unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to
understanding;

    3 Yea, if thou criest after
knowledge, and liftest up thy voice
for understanding;

    4 If thou seekest her as silver,
and searchest for her as for hid
treasures;

    5 Then shalt thou understand the
fear of the Lord, and find the
knowledge of God.

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

    7 He layeth up sound wisdom for the
righteous: he is a buckler to them
that walk uprightly.

    8 He keepeth the paths of judgment,
and preserveth the way of his saints.


    9 Then shalt thou understand
righteousness, and judgment, and
equity; yea, every good path.

    10 #When wisdom entereth into thine
heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto
thy soul;

    11 Discretion shall preserve thee,
understanding shall keep thee:

    12 To deliver thee from the way of
the evil man, from the man that
speaketh froward things;


Section 1


Psalm 42:5

    5 Why art thou cast down, O my
soul? and why art thou disquieted in
me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet
praise him for the help of his
countenance.

***
Romans 8:24,25

    24 For we are saved by hope: but
hope that is seen is not hope: for
what a man seeth, why doth he yet
hope for?

    25 But if we hope for that we see
not, then do we with patience wait
for it.

***
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.

***
Acts 13:32,33

    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.
Acts 26:6,7

    6 And now I stand and am judged for
the hope of the promise made of God
unto our fathers:

    7 Unto which promise our twelve
tribes, instantly serving God day and
night, hope to come. For which hope's
sake, king Agrippa, I am accused of
the Jews.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 446:20


    (Exclusion of malpractice)
    To understand God strengthens hope, enthrones faith in Truth, and verifies Jesus' word: "Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world."

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 361:25-28


    (Choose ye today)
    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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 319:5-7


    (Unscientific introspection)
    To calculate one's life-prospects from a material basis, would infringe upon spiritual law and misguide human hope.

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


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 326:16-21


    (Loving God supremely)
    The purpose and motive to live aright can be gained now. This point won, you have started as you should. You have begun at the numeration-table of Christian Science, and nothing but wrong intention can hinder your advancement. Working and praying with true motives, your Father will open the way.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 14:16-22


    (Spiritualized consciousness)
    Sorrow is turned into joy when the body is controlled by spiritual Life, Truth, and Love. Hence the hope of the promise Jesus bestows: "He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; . . . because I go unto my Father," - [because the Ego is absent from the body, and present with Truth and Love.]


Section 2


Psalm 25:10,21

    10 All the paths of the Lord are
mercy and truth unto such as keep his
covenant and his testimonies.

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

***
Job 12:4

    4 I am as one mocked of his
neighbour, who calleth upon God, and
he answereth him: the just upright
man is laughed to scorn.

***
Ecclesiastes 5:8

    8 If thou seest the oppression of
the poor, and violent perverting of
judgment and justice in a province,
marvel not at the matter: for he that
is higher than the highest regardeth;
and there be higher than they.

***
Isaiah 56:1

    1 Thus saith the Lord, Keep ye
judgment, and do justice: for my
salvation is near to come, and my
righteousness to be revealed.

***
Micah 6:8

    8 He hath shewed thee, O man, what
is good; and what doth the Lord
require of thee, but to do justly,
and to love mercy, and to walk humbly
with thy God?

***
Romans 2:11,13

    11 For there is no respect of
persons with God.

    13 (For not the hearers of the law
are just before God, but the doers of
the law shall be justified.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 391:17-18


    (Contradict error)
    Justice is the moral signification of law. Injustice declares the absence of law.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 22:30-2


    (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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 36:6,19-21

    (Final purpose)
    To remit the penalty due for sin, would be for Truth to pardon error. Escape from punishment is not in accordance with God's government, since justice is the handmaid of mercy.
    (Righteous retribution)
    A selfish and limited mind may be unjust, but the unlimited and divine Mind is the immortal law of justice as well as of mercy.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 329:26


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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 224:22


    (Sectarianism and opposition)
    A higher and more practical Christianity, demonstrating justice and meeting the needs of mortals in sickness and in health, stands at the door of this age, knocking for admission. Will you open or close the door upon this angel visitant, who cometh in the quiet of meekness, as he came of old to the patriarch at noonday?

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 538:7


    (Spiritual gateway) Radiant with mercy and justice, the sword of Truth gleams afar and indicates the infinite distance between Truth and error, between the material and spiritual, - the unreal and the real.


Section 3


Deuteronomy 6:4,5

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

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

***
Psalm 9:1

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

***
Hebrews 6:11,12

    11 And we desire that every one of
you do shew the same diligence to the
full assurance of hope unto the end:

    12 That ye be not slothful, but
followers of them who through faith
and patience inherit the promises.
Hebrews 7:19,28

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

    28 For the law maketh men high
priests which have infirmity; but the
word of the oath, which was since the
law, maketh the Son, who is
consecrated for evermore.
Hebrews 10:19,20,23

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

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

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

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 262:1


    (Forgetfulness of self)
    Consecration to good does not lessen man's dependence on God, but heightens it. Neither does consecration diminish man's obligations to God, but shows the paramount necessity of meeting them. Christian Science takes naught from the perfection of God, but it ascribes to Him the entire glory. By putting "off the old man with his deeds," mortals "put on immortality."

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 183:21


    (Laws of nature spiritual)
    Divine Mind rightly demands man's entire obedience, affection, and strength. No reservation is made for any lesser loyalty. Obedience to Truth gives man power and strength. Submission to error superinduces loss of power.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 428:15


    (Intelligent consecration)
    We should consecrate existence, not "to the unknown God" whom we "ignorantly worship," but to the eternal builder, the everlasting Father, to the Life which mortal sense cannot impair nor mortal belief destroy. We must realize the ability of mental might to offset human misconceptions and to replace them with the life which is spiritual, not material.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 258:21


    (Infinity's reflection)
    The human capacities are enlarged and perfected in proportion as humanity gains the true conception of man and God.

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


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

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


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


Section 4


I Corinthians 2:4,5

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

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

***
Jude 1:3

    3 Beloved, when I gave all
diligence to write unto you of the
common salvation, it was needful for
me to write unto you, and exhort you
that ye should earnestly contend for
the faith which was once delivered
unto the saints.

***
Hebrews 11:1,8

    1 Now faith is the substance of
things hoped for, the evidence of
things not seen.

    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.

***
Galatians 3:9,11

    9 So then they which be of faith
are blessed with faithful Abraham.

    11 But that no man is justified by
the law in the sight of God, it is
evident: for, The just shall live by
faith.

***
Matthew 23:23

    23 Woe unto you, scribes and
Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay
tithe of mint and anise and cummin,
and have omitted the weightier
matters of the law, judgment, mercy,
and faith: these ought ye to have
done, and not to leave the other
undone.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 226:18


    (Cramping systems) Human codes, scholastic theology, material medicine and hygiene, fetter faith and spiritual understanding. Divine Science rends asunder these fetters, and man's birthright of sole allegiance to his Maker asserts itself.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 410:14-17


    (Love casteth out fear)
    Every trial of our faith in God makes us stronger. The more difficult seems the material condition to be overcome by Spirit, the stronger should be our faith and the purer our love.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 279:3


    (Substance is Spirit)
    A New Testament writer plainly describes faith, a quality of mind, as "the substance of things hoped for."

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 145:32


    (How healing was lost)
    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. By trusting matter to destroy its own discord, health and harmony have been sacrificed. Such systems are barren of the vitality of spiritual power, by which material sense is made the servant of Science and religion becomes Christlike.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 368:14


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

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.


Section 5


Psalm 49:3

    3 My mouth shall speak of wisdom;
and the meditation of my heart shall
be of understanding.

***
Proverbs 2:6,8,9,11

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

    8 He keepeth the paths of judgment,
and preserveth the way of his saints.


    9 Then shalt thou understand
righteousness, and judgment, and
equity; yea, every good path.

    11 Discretion shall preserve thee,
understanding shall keep thee:

***
Ephesians 5:17

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

***
Luke 24:44,45,49

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

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

    49 #And, behold, I send the promise
of my Father upon you: but tarry ye
in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be
endued with power from on high.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 319:7


    (Unscientific introspection)
    Having faith in the divine Principle of health and spiritually understanding God, sustains man under all circumstances; whereas the lower appeal to the general faith in material means (commonly called nature) must yield to the all-might of infinite Spirit.

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


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

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 15:28


    (Trustworthy beneficence) Practice not profession, understanding not belief, gain the ear and right hand of omnipotence and they assuredly call down infinite blessings. Trustworthiness is the foundation of enlightened faith. Without a fitness for holiness, we cannot receive holiness.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 298:13-20


    (Truth's witness)
    Spiritual sense, contradicting the material senses, involves intuition, hope, faith, understanding, fruition, reality. Material sense expresses the belief that mind is in matter. This human belief, alternating between a sense of pleasure and pain, hope and fear, life and death, never reaches beyond the boundary of the mortal or the unreal. When the real is attained, which is announced by Science, joy is no longer a trembler, nor is hope a cheat.

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.

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.


Section 6


Psalm 121:7,8

    7 The Lord shall preserve thee from
all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.


    8 The Lord shall preserve thy going
out and thy coming in from this time
forth, and even for evermore.

***
Galatians 3:29

    29 And if ye be Christ's, then are
ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according
to the promise.

***
Hebrews 6:16-20

    16 For men verily swear by the
greater: and an oath for confirmation
is to them an end of all strife.

    17 Wherein God, willing more
abundantly to shew unto the heirs of
promise the immutability of his
counsel, confirmed it by an oath:

    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;

    20 Whither the forerunner is for us
entered, even Jesus, made an high
priest for ever after the order of
Melchisedec.
Hebrews 7:7

    7 And without all contradiction the
less is blessed of the better.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 518:13-19


    (Assistance in brotherhood)
    God gives the lesser idea of Himself for a link to the greater, and in return, the higher always protects the lower. The rich in spirit help the poor in one grand brotherhood, all having the same Principle, or Father; and blessed is that man who seeth his brother's need and supplieth it, seeking his own in another's good.

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

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


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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 253:32-8


    (Patience and final perfection)
    The divine demand, "Be ye therefore perfect," is scientific, and the human footsteps leading to perfection are indispensable. Individuals are consistent who, watching and praying, can "run, and not be weary; . . . walk, and not faint," who gain good rapidly and hold their position, or attain slowly and yield not to discouragement. God requires perfection, but not until the battle between Spirit and flesh is fought and the victory won.

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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 248:29


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

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.

Subheadings in this lesson

24 1 - Exclusion of malpractice
24 1 - Choose ye today
24 1 - Unscientific introspection
24 1 - Within the veil
24 1 - Loving God supremely
24 1 - Spiritualized consciousness
24 2 - Contradict error
24 2 - Justice and substitution
24 2 - Final purpose
24 2 - Righteous retribution
24 2 - Error destroyed, not pardoned
24 2 - Sectarianism and opposition
24 2 - Spiritual gateway
24 3 - Forgetfulness of self
24 3 - Laws of nature spiritual
24 3 - Intelligent consecration
24 3 - Infinity's reflection
24 3 - Christian history
24 3 - Help and hindrance
24 4 - Cramping systems
24 4 - Love casteth out fear
24 4 - Substance is Spirit
24 4 - How healing was lost
24 4 - Results of faith in Truth
24 4 - Disease far more docile than iniquity
24 5 - Unscientific introspection
24 5 - Self-reliance and confidence
24 5 - Trustworthy beneficence
24 5 - Truth's witness
24 5 - Practical success
24 5 - Our belief and understanding
24 6 - Assistance in brotherhood
24 6 - -25- Man reflects the perfect God
24 6 - Patience and final perfection
24 6 - Two chief commands
24 6 - Perfect models
24 6 - Veritable success


December 20,1908

Subject: 25

IS THE UNIVERSE, INCLUDING MAN, EVOLVED BY ATOMIC FORCE?

o3oo



-- Golden Text --

Job 42:1,2

    1 Then Job answered the Lord, and
said,

    2 I know that thou canst do every
thing, and that no thought can be
withholden from thee.


Responsive Reading


Job 38:1-7,16,18,24-27,31-36

    1 Then the Lord answered Job out
of the whirlwind, and said,

    2 Who is this that darkeneth
counsel by words without knowledge?

    3 Gird up now thy loins like a man:
for I will demand of thee, and answer
thou me.

    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;

    7 When the morning stars sang
together, and all the sons of God
shouted for joy?

    16 Hast thou entered into the
springs of the sea? or hast thou
walked in the search of the depth?

    18 Hast thou perceived the breadth
of the earth? declare if thou knowest
it all.

    24 By what way is the light parted,
which scattereth the east wind upon
the earth?

    25 Who hath divided a watercourse
for the overflowing of waters, or a
way for the lightning of thunder;

    26 To cause it to rain on the
earth, where no man is; on the
wilderness, wherein there is no man;

    27 To satisfy the desolate and
waste ground; and to cause the bud of
the tender herb to spring forth?

    31 Canst thou bind the sweet
influences of Pleiades, or loose the
bands of Orion?

    32 Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth
in his season? or canst thou guide
Arcturus with his sons?

    33 Knowest thou the ordinances of
heaven? canst thou set the dominion
thereof in the earth?

    34 Canst thou lift up thy voice to
the clouds, that abundance of waters
may cover thee?

    35 Canst thou send lightnings, that
they may go, and say unto thee, Here
we are?

    36 Who hath put wisdom in the
inward parts? or who hath given
understanding to the heart?


Section 1


Genesis 1:1

    1 In the beginning God created the
heaven and the earth.

***
Amos 4:13

    13 For, lo, he that formeth the
mountains, and createth the wind, and
declareth unto man what is his
thought, that maketh the morning
darkness, and treadeth upon the high
places of the earth, The Lord, The
God of hosts, is his name.

***
Isaiah 65:18,19

    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 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.

583:20 Chapter 17: Glossary
(CREATOR)

    CREATOR. Spirit; Mind; intelligence; the animating divine Principle of all that is real and good; self-existent Life, Truth, and Love; that which is perfect and eternal; the opposite of matter and evil, which have no Principle; God, who made all that was made and could not create an atom or an element the opposite of Himself.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 255:6-15


    (Inadequate theories of creation)
    The mythical human theories of creation, anciently classified as the higher criticism, sprang from cultured scholars in Rome and in Greece, but they afforded no foundation for accurate views of creation by the divine Mind.
    (Finite views of Deity)
    Mortal man has made a covenant with his eyes to belittle Deity with human conceptions. In league with material sense, mortals take limited views of all things. That God is corporeal or material, no man should affirm.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 484:11-15

(18) Question: Does Christian Science, or metaphysical healing, include medication, material hygiene, mesmerism, hypnotism, theosophy, or spiritualism?
ADAM = A so-called man, whose origin, substance, and mind are found to be the antipode of God, or Spirit.
Topic: Everlasting Punishment


    (Mindless methods)
    What are termed natural science and material laws are the objective states of mortal mind. The physical universe expresses the conscious and unconscious thoughts of mortals. Physical force and mortal mind are one.

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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 336:2

  (- MORTAL MIND - Idolatry)

    (-21- The divine Ego)
    Mind never enters the finite. Intelligence never passes into non-intelligence, or matter. Good never enters into evil, the unlimited into the limited, the eternal into the temporal, nor the immortal into mortality. The divine Ego, or individuality, is reflected in all spiritual individuality from the infinitesimal to the infinite.


Section 2


Malachi 2:7-10,17

    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.

    8 But ye are departed out of the
way; ye have caused many to stumble
at the law; ye have corrupted the
covenant of Levi, saith the Lord of
hosts.

    9 Therefore have I also made you
contemptible and base before all the
people, according as ye have not kept
my ways, but have been partial in the
law.

    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?

    17 #Ye have wearied the Lord with
your words. Yet ye say, Wherein have
we wearied him? When ye say, Every
one that doeth evil is good in the
sight of the Lord, and he delighteth
in them; or, Where is the God of
judgment?

***
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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 556:20


    (The Christian's privilege)
    In sleep, cause and effect are mere illusions. They seem to be something, but are not. Oblivion and dreams, not realities, come with sleep. Even so goes on the Adam-belief, of which mortal and material life is the dream.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 485:19-24

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


    (Scientific translations) The belief that life can be in matter or soul in body, and that man springs from dust or from an egg, is the result of the mortal error which Christ, or Truth, destroys by fulfilling the spiritual law of being, in which man is perfect, even as the "Father which is in heaven is perfect."

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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 335:7-8

  (- MORTAL MIND - Idolatry)


    (-18- The only substance)
    XVIII. Spirit, God, has created all in and of Himself.

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.


Section 3


Isaiah 44:10,13,16,17,19,20,24,25

    10 Who hath formed a god, or molten
a graven image that is profitable for
nothing?

    13 The carpenter stretcheth out his
rule; he marketh it out with a line;
he fitteth it with planes, and he
marketh it out with the compass, and
maketh it after the figure of a man,
according to the beauty of a man;
that it may remain in the house.

    16 He burneth part thereof in the
fire; with part thereof he eateth
flesh; he roasteth roast, and is
satisfied: yea, he warmeth himself,
and saith, Aha, I am warm, I have
seen the fire:

    17 And the residue thereof he
maketh a god, even his graven image:
he falleth down unto it, and
worshippeth it, and prayeth unto it,
and saith, Deliver me; for thou art
my god.

    19 And none considereth in his
heart, neither is there knowledge nor
understanding to say, I have burned
part of it in the fire; yea, also I
have baked bread upon the coals
thereof; I have roasted flesh, and
eaten it: and shall I make the
residue thereof an abomination? shall
I fall down to the stock of a tree?

    20 He feedeth on ashes: a deceived
heart hath turned him aside, that he
cannot deliver his soul, nor say, Is
there not a lie in my right hand?

    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;

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 118:26-16


    (Certain contradictions)
    The definitions of material law, as given by natural science, represent a kingdom necessarily divided against itself, because these definitions portray law as physical, not spiritual. Therefore they contradict the divine decrees and violate the law of Love, in which nature and God are one and the natural order of heaven comes down to earth.
    (Unescapable dilemma)
    When we endow matter with vague spiritual power, - that is, when we do so in our theories, for of course we cannot really endow matter with what it does not and cannot possess, - we disown the Almighty, for such theories lead to one of two things. They either presuppose the self-evolution and self-government of matter, or else they assume that matter is the product of Spirit. To seize the first horn of this dilemma and consider matter as a power in and of itself, is to leave the creator out of His own universe; while to grasp the other horn of the dilemma and regard God as the creator of matter, is not only to make Him responsible for all disasters, physical and moral, but to announce Him as their source, thereby making Him guilty of maintaining perpetual misrule in the form and under the name of natural law.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 209:25


    (Spiritual translation)
    Material substances or mundane formations, astronomical calculations, and all the paraphernalia of speculative theories, based on the hypothesis of material law or life and intelligence resident in matter, will ultimately vanish, swallowed up in the infinite calculus of Spirit.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 270:10


    (Rejected theories)
    Few deny the hypothesis that intelligence, apart from man and matter, governs the universe; ;and it is generally admitted that this intelligence is the eternal Mind or divine Principle, Love.


Section 4


I Kings 19:1-3,9-13(to .)

    1 And Ahab told Jezebel all that
Elijah had done, and withal how he
had slain all the prophets with the
sword.

    2 Then Jezebel sent a messenger
unto Elijah, saying, So let the gods
do to me, and more also, if I make
not thy life as the life of one of
them by to morrow about this time.

    3 And when he saw that, he arose,
and went for his life, and came to
Beersheba, which belongeth to Judah,
and left his servant there.

    9 #And he came thither unto a cave,
and lodged there; and, behold, the
word of the Lord came to him, and he
said unto him, What doest thou here,
Elijah?

    10 And he said, I have been very
jealous for the Lord God of hosts:
for the children of Israel have
forsaken thy covenant, thrown down
thine altars, and slain thy prophets
with the sword; and I, even I only,
am left; and they seek my life, to
take it away.

    11 And he said, Go forth, and stand
upon the mount before the Lord. And,
behold, the Lord passed by, and a
great and strong wind rent the
mountains, and brake in pieces the
rocks before the Lord; but the Lord
was not in the wind: and after the
wind an earthquake; but the Lord was
not in the earthquake:

    12 And after the earthquake a fire;
but the Lord was not in the fire: and
after the fire a still small voice.

    13 And it was so, when Elijah heard
it, that he wrapped his face in his
mantle, and went out, and stood in
the entering in of the cave.

***
Job 37:2,19,23

    2 Hear attentively the noise of his
voice, and the sound that goeth out
of his mouth.

    19 Teach us what we shall say unto
him; for we cannot order our speech by
reason of darkness.

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

***
Psalm 39:4,7

    4 Lord, make me to know mine end,
and the measure of my days, what it
is: that I may know how frail I am.

    7 And now, Lord, what wait I for?
my hope is in thee.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 293:13-31


    (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.
    (The counterfeit forces)
    There is no vapid fury of mortal mind-expressed in earthquake, wind, wave, lightning, fire, bestial ferocity - and this so-called mind is self-destroyed. The manifestations of evil, which counterfeit divine justice, are called in the Scriptures, "The anger of the Lord." In reality, they show the self-destruction of error or matter and point to matter's opposite, the strength and permanency of Spirit. Christian Science brings to light Truth and its supremacy, universal harmony, the entireness of God, good, and the nothingness of evil.

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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 289:21


    (Death but an illusion)
    The belief that matter has life results, by the universal law of mortal mind, in a belief in death. So man, tree, and flower are supposed to die; but the fact remains, that God's universe is spiritual and immortal.


Section 5


Proverbs 20:24

    24 Man's goings are of the Lord;
how can a man then understand his own
way?

***
Jeremiah 10:23,24

    23 #O Lord, I know that the way of
man is not in himself: it is not in
man that walketh to direct his steps.


    24 O Lord, correct me, but with
judgment; not in thine anger, lest
thou bring me to nothing.

***
II Timothy 3:16

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

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 559:8-16


    (Truth's volume)
    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.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 96:5-20


    (The darkest hours of all)
    Before error is wholly destroyed, there will be interruptions of the general material routine. Earth will become dreary and desolate, but summer and winter, seedtime and harvest (though in changed forms), will continue unto the end, - until the final spiritualization of all things. "The darkest hour precedes the dawn."
    (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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 507:21


    (Divine propagation)
    A material world implies a mortal mind and man a creator. The scientific divine creation declares immortal Mind and the universe created by God.


Section 6


Psalm 22:27,28

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

    28 For the kingdom is the Lord's:
and he is the governor among the
nations.
Psalm 67:1,2,4,6,7

    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.

    4 O let the nations be glad and
sing for joy: for thou shalt judge
the people righteously, and govern
the nations upon earth.

    6 Then shall the earth yield her
increase; and God, even our own God,
shall bless us.

    7 God shall bless us; and all the
ends of the earth shall fear him.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 171:12


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 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.

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 69:2-5


    (God's creation intact)
    The scientific fact that man and the universe are evolved from Spirit, and so are spiritual, is as fixed in divine Science as is the proof that mortals gain the sense of health only as they lose the sense of sin and disease.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 121:22-32


    (Astronomic unfoldings)
    Science shows appearances often to be erroneous, and corrects these errors by the simple rule that the greater controls the lesser. The sun is the central stillness, so far as our solar system is concerned, and the earth revolves about the sun once a year, besides turning daily on its own axis.
    As thus indicated, astronomical order imitates the action of divine Principle; and the universe, the reflection of God, is thus brought nearer the spiritual fact, and is allied to divine Science as displayed in the everlasting government of the universe.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 509:24


    (Divine nature appearing)
    The periods of spiritual ascension are the days and seasons of Mind's creation, in which beauty, sublimity, purity, and holiness - yea, the divine nature - appear in man and the universe never to disappear.

Subheadings in this lesson

25 1 - Inadequate theories of creation
25 1 - Finite views of Deity
25 1 - Mindless methods
25 1 - Deadness in sin
25 1 - -21- The divine Ego
25 2 - The Christian's privilege
25 2 - Scientific translations
25 2 - Spirit and flesh
25 2 - -18- The only substance
25 2 - Human power a blind force
25 2 - The one real power
25 3 - Certain contradictions
25 3 - Unescapable dilemma
25 3 - Spiritual translation
25 3 - Rejected theories
25 4 - Elementary electricity
25 4 - The counterfeit forces
25 4 - All force mental
25 4 - Death but an illusion
25 5 - Truth's volume
25 5 - The darkest hours of all
25 5 - Arena of contest
25 5 - Divine propagation
25 6 - A closed question
25 6 - Mortals unlike immortals
25 6 - God's creation intact
25 6 - Astronomic unfoldings
25 6 - Divine nature appearing


December 27,1908

Subject: 26

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE.

3ooo



-- Golden Text --

Isaiah 26:2

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


Responsive Reading


Numbers 32:1,5-12,15-18,29,31

    1 Now the children of Reuben and
the children of Gad had a very great
multitude of cattle: and when they
saw the land of Jazer, and the land
of Gilead, that, behold, the place
was a place for cattle;

    5 Wherefore, said they, if we have
found grace in thy sight, let this
land be given unto thy servants for a
possession, and bring us not over
Jordan.

    6 #And Moses said unto the children
of Gad and to the children of Reuben,
Shall your brethren go to war, and
shall ye sit here?

    7 And wherefore discourage ye the
heart of the children of Israel from
going over into the land which the
Lord hath given them?

    8 Thus did your fathers, when I
sent them from Kadeshbarnea to see
the land.

    9 For when they went up unto the
valley of Eshcol, and saw the land,
they discouraged the heart of the
children of Israel, that they should
not go into the land which the Lord
had given them.

    10 And the Lord's anger was kindled
the same time, and he sware, saying,

    11 Surely none of the men that came
up out of Egypt, from twenty years
old and upward, shall see the land
which I sware unto Abraham, unto
Isaac, and unto Jacob; because they
have not wholly followed me:

    12 Save Caleb the son of Jephunneh
the Kenezite, and Joshua the son of
Nun: for they have wholly followed
the Lord.

    15 For if ye turn away from after
him, he will yet again leave them in
the wilderness; and ye shall destroy
all this people.

    16 #And they came near unto him,
and said, We will build sheepfolds
here for our cattle, and cities for
our little ones:

    17 But we ourselves will go ready
armed before the children of Israel,
until we have brought them unto their
place: and our little ones shall
dwell in the fenced cities because of
the inhabitants of the land.

    18 We will not return unto our
houses, until the children of Israel
have inherited every man his
inheritance.

    29 And Moses said unto them, If the
children of Gad and the children of
Reuben will pass with you over
Jordan, every man armed to battle,
before the Lord, and the land shall
be subdued before you; then ye shall
give them the land of Gilead for a
possession:

    31 And the children of Gad and the
children of Reuben answered, saying,
As the Lord hath said unto thy
servants, so will we do.


Section 1


Exodus 13:17

    17 #And it came to pass, when
Pharaoh had let the people go, that
God led them not through the way of
the land of the Philistines, although
that was near; for God said, Lest
peradventure the people repent when
they see war, and they return to
Egypt:
Exodus 14:13-16

    13 #And Moses said unto the people,
Fear ye not, stand still, and see the
salvation of the Lord, which he will
shew to you to day: for the Egyptians
whom ye have seen to day, ye shall
see them again no more for ever.

    14 The Lord shall fight for you,
and ye shall hold your peace.

    15 #And the Lord said unto Moses,
Wherefore criest thou unto me? speak
unto the children of Israel, that
they go forward:

    16 But lift thou up thy rod, and
stretch out thine hand over the sea,
and divide it: and the children of
Israel shall go on dry ground through
the midst of the sea.

***
Hebrews 11:8,10,14-16

    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.

    14 For they that say such things
declare plainly that they seek a
country.

    15 And truly, if they had been
mindful of that country from whence
they came out, they might have had
opportunity to have returned.

    16 But now they desire a better
country, that is, an heavenly:
wherefore God is not ashamed to be
called their God: for he hath
prepared for them a city.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 224:4,28-13


    (Heralds of Science)
    As the crude footprints of the past disappear from the dissolving paths of the present, we shall better understand the Science which governs these changes, and shall plant our feet on firmer ground. Every sensuous pleasure or pain is self-destroyed through suffering. There should be painless progress, attended by life and peace instead of discord and death.
    (Mental emancipation)
    Truth brings the elements of liberty. On its banner is the Soul-inspired motto, "Slavery is abolished." The power of God brings deliverance to the captive. No power can withstand divine Love. What is this supposed power, which opposes itself to God? Whence cometh it? What is it that binds man with iron shackles to sin, sickness, and death? Whatever enslaves man is opposed to the divine government. Truth makes man free.
    (Truth's ordeal)
    You may know when first Truth leads by the fewness and faithfulness of its followers. Thus it is that the march of time bears onward freedom's banner. The powers of this world will fight, and will command their sentinels not to let truth pass the guard until it subscribes to their systems; but Science, heeding not the pointed bayonet, marches on. There is always some tumult, but there is a rallying to truth's standard.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 226:25

    (House of bondage)
    The lame, the deaf, the dumb, the blind, the sick, the sensual, the sinner, I wished to save from the slavery of their own beliefs and from the educational systems of the Pharaohs, who to-day, as of yore, hold the children of Israel in bondage. I saw before me the awful conflict, the Red Sea and the wilderness; ;but I pressed on through faith in God, trusting Truth, the strong deliverer, to guide me into the land of Christian Science, where fetters fall and the rights of man are fully known and acknowledged.


Section 2


Deuteronomy 33:26,27,29

    26 #There is none like unto the God
of Jeshurun, who rideth upon the
heaven in thy help, and in his
excellency on the sky.

    27 The eternal God is thy refuge,
and underneath are the everlasting
arms: and he shall thrust out the
enemy from before thee; and shall
say, Destroy them.

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

***
Luke 22:14,35,36,38

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

    35 And he said unto them, When I
sent you without purse, and scrip,
and shoes, lacked ye any thing? And
they said, Nothing.

    36 Then said he unto them, But now,
he that hath a purse, let him take
it, and likewise his scrip: and he
that hath no sword, let him sell his
garment, and buy one.

    38 And they said, Lord, behold,
here are two swords. And he said unto
them, It is enough.

***
II Corinthians 10:3-5

    3 For though we walk in the flesh,
we do not war after the flesh:

    4 (For the weapons of our warfare
are not carnal, but mighty through
God to the pulling down of strong
holds;)

    5 Casting down imaginations, and
every high thing that exalteth itself
against the knowledge of God, and
bringing into captivity every thought
to the obedience of Christ;

595:3(to 2nd .) Chapter 17: Glossary
(SWORD)


    SWORD. The idea of Truth; justice.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 538:3-6


    (Spiritual gateway)
    Truth should, and does, drive error out of all selfhood. Truth is a two-edged sword, guarding and guiding. Truth places the cherub wisdom at the gate of understanding to note the proper guests.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 265:31


    (Decapitation of error)
    The pains of sense are salutary, if they wrench away false pleasurable beliefs and transplant the affections from sense to Soul, where the creations of God are good, "rejoicing the heart." Such is the sword of Science, with which Truth decapitates error, materiality giving place to man's higher individuality and destiny.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 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.

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


    (Christian warfare)
    Christians must take up arms against error at home and abroad. They must grapple with sin in themselves and in others, and continue this warfare until they have finished their course. If they keep the faith, they will have the crown of rejoicing.


Section 3


Psalm 68:20

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

***
I Kings 17:1,8,9,17,19,22-24

    1 And Elijah the Tishbite, who was
of the inhabitants of Gilead, said
unto Ahab, As the Lord God of Israel
liveth, before whom I stand, there
shall not be dew nor rain these
years, but according to my word.

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

    9 Arise, get thee to Zarephath,
which belongeth to Zidon, and dwell
there: behold, I have commanded a
widow woman there to sustain thee.

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

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

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

    23 And Elijah took the child, and
brought him down out of the chamber
into the house, and delivered him
unto his mother: and Elijah said,
See, thy son liveth.

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 333:23-27

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


    (-13- The divine Principle and idea)
    Abraham, Jacob, Moses, and the prophets caught glorious glimpses of the Messiah, or Christ, which baptized these seers in the divine nature, the essence of Love. The divine image, idea, or Christ was, is, and ever will be inseparable from the divine Principle, God.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 84:3-10


    (Scientific foreseeing)
    The ancient prophets gained their foresight from a spiritual, incorporeal standpoint, not by foreshadowing evil and mistaking fact for fiction, - predicting the future from a groundwork of corporeality and human belief. When sufficiently advanced in Science to be in harmony with the truth of being, men become seers and prophets involuntarily, controlled not by demons, spirits, or demigods, but by the one Spirit.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 126:22


    (Biblical basis)
    I have set forth Christian Science and its application to the treatment of disease just as I have discovered them. I have demonstrated through Mind the effects of Truth on the health, longevity, and morals of men; and I have found nothing in ancient or in modern systems on which to found my own, except the teachings and demonstrations of our great Master and the lives of prophets and apostles. The Bible has been my only authority. I have had no other guide in "the straight and narrow way" of Truth.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 270:14


    (Prophetic ignorance)
    The prophets of old looked for something higher than the systems of their times; hence their foresight of the new dispensation of Truth. But they knew not what would be the precise nature of the teaching and demonstration of God, divine Mind, in His more infinite meanings, - the demonstration which was to destroy sin, sickness, and death, establish the definition of omnipotence, and maintain the Science of Spirit.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 288:10-14

    (The great conflict) When the final physical and moral effects of Christian Science are fully apprehended, the conflict between truth and error, understanding and belief, Science and material sense, foreshadowed by the prophets and inaugurated by Jesus, will cease, and spiritual harmony reign.


Section 4


Matthew 8:14-16,23-27

    14 #And when Jesus was come into
Peter's house, he saw his wife's
mother laid, and sick of a fever.

    15 And he touched her hand, and the
fever left her: and she arose, and
ministered unto them.

    16 #When the even was come, they
brought unto him many that were
possessed with devils: and he cast
out the spirits with his word, and
healed all that were sick:

    23 #And when he was entered into a
ship, his disciples followed him.

    24 And, behold, there arose a great
tempest in the sea, insomuch that the
ship was covered with the waves: but
he was asleep.

    25 And his disciples came to him,
and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us:
we perish.

    26 And he saith unto them, Why are
ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then
he arose, and rebuked the winds and
the sea; and there was a great calm.

    27 But the men marvelled, saying,
What manner of man is this, that even
the winds and the sea obey him!

***
John 14:11,12

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

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

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.

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.

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


    (New era in Jesus)
    Jesus established in the Christian era the precedent for all Christianity, theology, and healing. Christians are under as direct orders now, as they were then, to be Christlike, to possess the Christ-spirit, to follow the Christ-example, and to heal the sick as well as the sinning.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 134:17

    (Absence of Christ-power)
    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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 328:20-4


    (Promise perpetual)
    Understanding spiritual law and knowing that there is no material law, Jesus said: "These signs shall follow them that believe, . . . they shall take up serpents, and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them. They shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover." It were well had Christendom believed and obeyed this sacred saying.
    Jesus' promise is perpetual. Had it been given only to his immediate disciples, the Scriptural passage would read you, not they. The purpose of his great life - work extends through time and includes universal humanity. Its Principle is infinite, reaching beyond the pale of a single period or of a limited following. As time moves on, the healing elements of pure Christianity will be fairly dealt with; they will be sought and taught, and will glow in all the grandeur of universal goodness.


Section 5


Isaiah 29:13,14,18-20

    13 #Wherefore the Lord said,
Forasmuch as this people draw near me
with their mouth, and with their lips
do honour me, but have removed their
heart far from me, and their fear
toward me is taught by the precept of
men:

    14 Therefore, behold, I will
proceed to do a marvellous work among
this people, even a marvellous work
and a wonder: for the wisdom of their
wise men shall perish, and the
understanding of their prudent men
shall be hid.

    18 #And in that day shall the deaf
hear the words of the book, and the
eyes of the blind shall see out of
obscurity, and out of darkness.

    19 The meek also shall increase
their joy in the Lord, and the poor
among men shall rejoice in the Holy
One of Israel.

    20 For the terrible one is brought
to nought, and the scorner is
consumed, and all that watch for
iniquity are cut off:

***
Revelation 20:12

    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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 546:23


    (Dawning of spiritual facts)
    Christian Science is dawning upon a material age. The great spiritual facts of being, like rays of light, shine in the darkness, though the darkness, comprehending them not, may deny their reality. The proof that the system stated in this book is Christianly scientific resides in the good this system accomplishes, for it cures on a divine demonstrable Principle which all may understand.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 558:10


    (The new Evangel)
    To mortal sense Science seems at first obscure, abstract, and dark; but a bright promise crowns its brow. When understood, it is Truth's prism and praise. When you look it fairly in the face, you can heal by its means, and it has for you a light above the sun, for God "is the light thereof." Its feet are pillars of fire, foundations of Truth and Love. It brings the baptism of the Holy Ghost, whose flames of Truth were prophetically described by John the Baptist as consuming error.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 109:11-22


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

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 6


Luke 17:20,21

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

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

***
Romans 14:17

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

***
Revelation 11:15-17

    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.

    16 And the four and twenty elders,
which sat before God on their seats,
fell upon their faces, and worshipped
God,

    17 Saying, We give thee thanks, O
Lord God Almighty, which art, and
wast, and art to come; because thou
hast taken to thee thy great power,
and hast reigned.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 560:11-15


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

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

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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 202:15


    (Harmonious lifework)
    Outside of this Science all is mutable; but immortal man, in accord with the divine Principle of his being, God, neither sins, suffers, nor dies. The days of our pilgrimage will multiply instead of diminish, when God's kingdom comes on earth; for the true way leads to Life instead of to death, and earthly experience discloses the finity of error and the infinite capacities of Truth, in which God gives man dominion over all the earth.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 576:21


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

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

    (The conflict with purity)
    The impersonation of the spiritual idea had a brief history in the earthly life of our Master; but "of his kingdom there shall be no end," for Christ, God's idea, will eventually rule all nations and peoples - imperatively, absolutely, finally - with divine Science.

Subheadings in this lesson

26 1 - Heralds of Science
26 1 - Mental emancipation
26 1 - Truth's ordeal
26 1 - House of bondage
26 2 - Spiritual gateway
26 2 - Decapitation of error
26 2 - Narrow pathway
26 2 - Christian warfare
26 3 - -13- The divine Principle and idea
26 3 - Scientific foreseeing
26 3 - Biblical basis
26 3 - Prophetic ignorance
26 3 - The great conflict
26 4 - The unity of Science and Christianity
26 4 - Rebukes helpful
26 4 - New era in Jesus
26 4 - Absence of Christ-power
26 4 - Promise perpetual
26 5 - Dawning of spiritual facts
26 5 - The new Evangel
26 5 - Solitary research
26 5 - Scriptural foundations
26 6 - True estimate of God's messenger
26 6 - Harmonious lifework
26 6 - The shrine celestial
26 6 - The conflict with purity

List of all subheadings



01 1 - Anthropomorphism
01 1 - I AM
01 1 - Tritheism impossible
01 1 - No divine corporeality
01 1 - Inexhaustible divine Love
01 2 - Immortal models
01 2 - Ever-appearing creation
01 2 - Mortal man a mis-creator
01 3 - No laws of matter
01 3 - Belief and understanding
01 3 - Laws of human belief
01 3 - The origin of divinity
01 3 - Self-constituted law
01 3 - Higher statutes
01 3 - Basis of miracles
01 4 - Destruction of all evil
01 4 - Love impartial and universal
01 4 - Key to the kingdom
01 4 - Cleansing upheaval
01 4 - -30- Divine pardon
01 4 - -31- Evil not produced by God
01 5 - Proper self-government
01 5 - All evil unnatural
01 5 - Wrong and right way
01 5 - Followers of Jesus
01 5 - Mortality vanquished
01 5 - Good indefinable
01 6 - Spiritual subdivision
01 6 - Destruction of all evil
01 6 - Harmony natural
01 6 - Ultimate harmony
01 6 - -24- God the parent Mind
02 1 - Jesus' sad repast
02 1 - Heavenly supplies
02 1 - Painful prospect
02 2 - Advancement by sacrifice
02 2 - Unimproved opportunities
02 2 - Help and hindrance
02 3 - The error of carnality
02 3 - John the Baptist, and the Messiah
02 3 - New era in Jesus
02 3 - Healthful theology
02 3 - Marvels and reformations
02 3 - Science obscured
02 4 - Spirit transforms
02 4 - Complete emulation
02 4 - Service and worship
02 4 - Fevers the effect of fear
02 5 - The spiritual mathematics
02 5 - Jesus' sinless career
02 5 - Healing primary
02 5 - Incisive questions
02 6 - Fellowship with Christ
02 6 - The last breakfast
02 6 - Spiritual Eucharist
03 1 - Real Life is God
03 1 - Living temple
03 1 - Source of all life and action
03 1 - Spiritual structure
03 1 - Jesus' sinless career
03 2 - Life never structural
03 2 - Illusive dreams
03 2 - Stages of existence
03 2 - Conflicting standpoints
03 3 - Indestructible being
03 3 - -26- Purity the path to perfection
03 3 - Immaterial pleasure
03 3 - Infinity measureless
03 3 - Superstition obsolete
03 4 - Spiritual insight
03 4 - Spiritualized consciousness
03 4 - Scientific finalities
03 4 - Wait for reward
03 4 - Proof in practice
03 5 - Our footsteps heavenward
03 5 - Christian standard
03 5 - Life not contingent on matter
03 5 - Life all-inclusive
03 6 - Narrow pathway
03 6 - Life eternal and present
03 6 - The immortal birth
04 1 - Vain ecstasies
04 1 - God the Principle of all
04 1 - Spirituality of Scripture
04 1 - Science and Christianity
04 1 - God and His image
04 1 - Reflected likeness
04 1 - Love imparts beauty
04 2 - A type of falsehood
04 2 - Justice and recompense
04 2 - Cleansing upheaval
04 2 - Ignorance the sign of error
04 2 - Divine allness
04 3 - Divine allness
04 3 - Error unveiled
04 3 - The great conflict
04 4 - Rebukes helpful
04 4 - Bearing our sins
04 4 - Inspiration of sacrifice
04 4 - The true sonship
04 4 - Two claims omitted
04 5 - Bruising sin's head
04 5 - Mankind redeemed
04 5 - The real and the unreal
04 5 - Opposite symbols
04 5 - Real and counterfeit
04 5 - Spiritual gateway
04 6 - The counterfeit forces
04 6 - Error destroyed, not pardoned
04 6 - The hopeful outlook
04 6 - Injustice to the Saviour
05 1 - Mercy without partiality
05 1 - Scriptures misinterpreted
05 1 - No divine corporeality
05 1 - Loving God supremely
05 1 - Love imparts beauty
05 1 - -Platform summation-
05 2 - -12- Messiah or Christ
05 2 - -10- Holy Ghost or Comforter
05 2 - Immortal achieval
05 2 - Human reconciliation
05 2 - The holy struggle
05 2 - Individual experience
05 3 - Creatures of God useful
05 3 - Ancient and modern miracles
05 3 - Christian history
05 4 - Divine victory
05 4 - Permanent affection
05 4 - Hospitality to health and good
05 4 - The armor of divinity
05 4 - Help and discipline
05 4 - Uses of adversity
05 5 - Assistance in brotherhood
05 5 - The sole governor
05 5 - Receptive hearts
05 5 - Crumbs of comfort
05 6 - Inexhaustible divine Love
05 6 - Effective triumph
05 6 - The true physician
05 6 - Genuine healing
05 6 - The robe of Science
06 1 - Omnipotence set forth
06 1 - -17- Infinite Spirit
06 1 - Derivatives of spirit
06 1 - No evil in Spirit
06 1 - The true worship
06 2 - Substance versus supposition
06 2 - Spiritual reflection
06 2 - -18- The only substance
06 2 - Fruitless worship
06 2 - Serving two masters
06 2 - Weakness of material theories
06 3 - Five senses deceptive
06 3 - The fruit forbidden
06 3 - Permanent sensibility
06 3 - Spirit names and blesses
06 3 - The senses of Soul
06 3 - A mortal not man
06 4 - Spirit transforms
06 4 - Patience and final perfection
06 4 - Christ the great physician
06 4 - Spirit intangible
06 4 - Immaterial pleasure
06 4 - Scientific translations
06 5 - Martyrs inevitable
06 5 - The one real power
06 5 - Dangerous resemblances
06 5 - False stimulus
06 5 - Bruising sin's head
06 6 - Vapor and nothingness
06 6 - Real Life is God
06 6 - Man's entity spiritual
06 6 - Spiritual idea revealed
06 6 - Spiritual origin
06 6 - Self-completeness
06 6 - Spiritual proofs of existence
07 1 - Sin only of the flesh
07 1 - Real and unreal identity
07 1 - Soul imperishable
07 1 - -19- Soul and Spirit one
07 1 - Eternal beauty
07 2 - Soul not confined in body
07 2 - Unscientific theories
07 2 - Perpetual motion
07 2 - Belief in many gods
07 2 - Sensationless body
07 2 - God and His image
07 2 - Causation mental
07 3 - Sinlessness of Mind, Soul
07 3 - Sense and pure Soul
07 3 - Proof in practice
07 3 - Spiritual guidance
07 4 - Spiritual ideas apprehended
07 4 - Geology a failure
07 4 - Ptolemaic and psychical error
07 4 - The sun and Soul
07 5 - Two chief commands
07 5 - Opposing testimony
07 5 - The error of carnality
07 5 - Judgment on error
07 6 - Jesus' disregard of matter
07 6 - Rebukes helpful
07 6 - The kingdom within
08 1 - Birth and death unreal
08 1 - God and His image
08 1 - All force mental
08 1 - Spiritual subdivision
08 1 - The things of God are beautiful
08 1 - The divine completeness
08 2 - True sense of infinitude
08 2 - Two chief commands
08 2 - Ignorant idolatry
08 2 - -32- Basis of health and immortality
08 2 - Perfection requisite
08 3 - Health from reliance on spirituality
08 3 - Cleansing the mind
08 3 - Elimination of sickness
08 4 - Unhesitating decision
08 4 - Backsliders and mistakes
08 4 - Coping with difficulties
08 5 - False source of knowledge
08 5 - Anatomy and mind
08 5 - Mind over matter
08 5 - Bone-healing by surgery
08 5 - Scientific corrective
08 6 - Prophetic ignorance
08 6 - Modern evangel
08 6 - Spiritual interpretation
08 6 - Life eternal and present
08 6 - Ignorant idolatry
08 6 - The divine life-link
08 6 - Perfect models
09 1 - Effective triumph
09 1 - A gospel narrative
09 1 - Parable of the creditor
09 1 - Speedy healing
09 1 - Bearing our sins
09 2 - Perfect example
09 2 - Life-power indestructible
09 2 - Master's business
09 2 - Purity's rebuke
09 3 - Inspiring discontent
09 3 - The bodily resurrection
09 3 - Opposition of materialists
09 3 - Hebrew theology
09 3 - Example for our salvation
09 3 - Final purpose
09 4 - Inspiration of sacrifice
09 4 - Spiritual friendship
09 4 - A cry of despair
09 4 - The real pillory
09 4 - Inspiring discontent
09 5 - Effective triumph
09 5 - Heaven's sentinel
09 5 - The holy struggle
09 5 - Immortal achieval
09 6 - Healing early lost
09 6 - Inexhaustible divine Love
09 6 - Victory over the grave
09 6 - The stone rolled away
10 1 - Man not structural
10 1 - Degrees of development
10 1 - Universal panacea
10 1 - Morbid cravings
10 1 - Renewed selfhood
10 1 - The strength of Spirit
10 2 - -3- Evil obsolete
10 2 - Contrasted testimony
10 2 - Erroneous conception
10 2 - Our conscious development
10 2 - Dwelling in dreamland
10 3 - Christian warfare
10 3 - Wrestling of Jacob
10 3 - Jesus as mediator
10 3 - Spiritual government
10 3 - The cup of Jesus
10 4 - Error destroyed, not pardoned
10 4 - Spiritual proofs of existence
10 4 - Godward gravitation
10 4 - Narrow pathway
10 5 - Results of faith in Truth
10 5 - - Prayer -
10 5 - How healing was lost
10 5 - Life all-inclusive
10 5 - Divine authority
10 6 - Spiritual gateway
10 6 - Spiritual harmony
10 6 - Decapitation of error
10 6 - Liberty's crusade
10 6 - Cramping systems
10 6 - Superiority to sickness and sin
11 1 - Spiritual synonyms
11 1 - Substance spiritual
11 1 - -18- The only substance
11 1 - The divine reflection
11 1 - Divine synonyms
11 2 - Inverted images and ideas
11 2 - God's man discerned
11 2 - Man's genuine being
11 2 - The Christ-element
11 3 - Spiritual thoughts
11 3 - Unfolding of thoughts
11 3 - Ever-appearing creation
11 3 - Mind's pure thought
11 3 - Divine nature appearing
11 3 - Spiritual ideas apprehended
11 3 - Spiritual translation
11 3 - The infinitude of God
11 4 - Soul impeccable
11 4 - Sense-dreams
11 4 - Knowledge and Truth
11 4 - Treasure in heaven
11 4 - Godward gravitation
11 4 - Consecration required
11 5 - Error unveiled
11 5 - One cause supreme
11 5 - Spiritual translation
11 5 - Material error
11 6 - Spiritual reflection
11 6 - Substance versus supposition
11 6 - Matter is not substance
11 6 - Reflected likeness
12 1 - The effect of names
12 1 - Creation's counterfeit
12 1 - Adam
12 1 - Degrees of development
12 2 - The serpent's whisper
12 2 - Knowledge of good and evil
12 2 - False womanhood
12 2 - Doom of the dragon
12 3 - Material knowledge illusive
12 3 - Five senses deceptive
12 3 - What the senses originate
12 3 - Material pleasures
12 3 - The senses of Soul
12 4 - Goodness transparent
12 4 - Fevers the effect of fear
12 4 - Faith higher than belief
12 4 - Material mortality
12 4 - The chief stones in the temple
12 5 - Christian history
12 5 - Martyrs inevitable
12 5 - God the only Mind
12 5 - Spiritual law the only law
12 5 - Exploded doctrine
12 6 - Harmonious lifework
12 6 - Judgment on error
12 6 - Key to the kingdom
12 6 - True estimate of God's messenger
12 6 - The kingdom within
12 6 - Seemingly independent authority
13 1 - -31- Evil not produced by God
13 1 - -27- True idea of man
13 1 - Mental propagation
13 1 - -20- The one divine Mind
13 2 - Vapor and nothingness
13 2 - Universal brotherhood
13 2 - Contrasted testimony
13 2 - Truthful arguments
13 2 - Morality required
13 3 - Understanding versus belief
13 3 - All faculties from Mind
13 3 - Possibilities of Life
13 3 - Soul impeccable
13 3 - All evil unnatural
13 4 - Material error
13 4 - Truth's witness
13 4 - Fellowship with Christ
13 4 - Found wanting
13 4 - Scientific phenomena
13 4 - One primal cause
13 5 - Our angelic messengers
13 5 - Angelic offices
13 5 - Wrestling of Jacob
13 5 - The clouds dissolving
13 6 - Spirit the tangible
13 6 - The divine reflection
13 6 - Man's genuine being
13 6 - So-called superiority
14 1 - Real and unreal identity
14 1 - -5- Allness of Spirit
14 1 - Divine synonyms
14 1 - Unrealities that seem real
14 2 - Scientific consistency
14 2 - -31- Evil not produced by God
14 2 - Sin only of the flesh
14 2 - Embryonic sinful thoughts
14 2 - Animal magnetism destroyed
14 3 - Sin and penalty
14 3 - Sin destroyed through suffering
14 3 - Appetites to be abandoned
14 3 - Temperance reform
14 4 - The true worship
14 4 - Veritable devotion
14 4 - The chalice sacrificial
14 4 - Public exaggerations
14 4 - Service and worship
14 5 - Harmony from Spirit
14 5 - Jesus as mediator
14 5 - Permanent sensibility
14 5 - The real and the unreal
14 5 - Superstition obsolete
14 5 - Harmonious functions
14 6 - The darkest hours of all
14 6 - Arena of contest
14 6 - Reason and Science
15 1 - Spiritual thoughts
15 1 - God's law destroys evil
15 1 - Unrealities that seem real
15 1 - Material recognition impossible
15 1 - Perfection requisite
15 1 - God and His image
15 2 - Like evolving like
15 2 - Evil nonexistent
15 2 - A higher discovery
15 2 - Sickness from mortal mind
15 2 - The divine standard of perfection
15 3 - Mortals are not immortals
15 3 - Imperishable identity
15 3 - Truth destroys falsity
15 3 - Unnatural deflections
15 3 - Spiritual thoughts
15 3 - -20- The one divine Mind
15 4 - Identity not lost
15 4 - The great question
15 4 - Mind destroys all ills
15 4 - Requisite change of our ideals
15 5 - Immaculate conception
15 5 - Sickness from mortal mind
15 5 - Evils cast out
15 5 - Jesus' own practice
15 5 - Jesus' disregard of matter
15 6 - Unspiritual contrasts
15 6 - Destruction of all evil
15 6 - Steadfast and calm trust
16 1 - Radical changes
16 1 - Divine oneness
16 1 - Human reconciliation
16 2 - Efficacious repentance
16 2 - Suffering inevitable
16 2 - Radical changes
16 3 - Rebukes helpful
16 3 - Immaculate conception
16 3 - Jesus as mediator
16 3 - New era in Jesus
16 4 - Moral victory
16 4 - Deliverance not vicarious
16 4 - Justice and substitution
16 4 - Practical religion
16 4 - The chalice sacrificial
16 5 - The spiritual mathematics
16 5 - Effectual invocation
16 5 - Loftiest adoration
16 5 - The prayer of Jesus Christ
16 6 - The uses of truth
16 6 - Science as foreign to all religion
16 6 - The Christ-element
16 6 - Practical preaching
16 6 - Immortal achieval
17 1 - Illusion of death
17 1 - Death and the body
17 1 - Death no advantage
17 1 - Suicide and sin
17 2 - Heaven's sentinel
17 2 - Jesus in the tomb
17 2 - Divine Science misunderstood
17 2 - Life-power indestructible
17 3 - Salvation and probation
17 3 - Future purification
17 3 - Spiritual ascension
17 3 - Within the veil
17 4 - Salvation and probation
17 4 - Scientific purgation
17 4 - No material creation
17 4 - Standpoint revealed
17 4 - Immaterial pleasure
17 4 - Childlike receptivity
17 5 - Death no advantage
17 5 - Second death
17 5 - Real Life is God
17 5 - Immaterial pleasure
17 6 - True estimate of God's messenger
17 6 - The one only way
17 6 - Salvation and probation
17 6 - Man's present possibilities
17 6 - Nearness of Deity
18 1 - Contrasted testimony
18 1 - Progeny cursed
18 1 - Shame the effect of sin
18 1 - Mental tillage
18 1 - Choose ye today
18 2 - Hypocrisy condemned
18 2 - Knowledge of good and evil
18 2 - Final purpose
18 2 - Interior meaning
18 2 - God's creation intact
18 3 - Perfection of divine government
18 3 - Evil let loose
18 3 - Saving the inebriate
18 3 - Hidden ways of iniquity
18 3 - Christly warning
18 4 - The robe of Science
18 4 - Expiation by suffering
18 4 - Wait for reward
18 4 - Moral victory
18 5 - More than profession required
18 5 - Unnecessary prostration
18 5 - Cleansing the mind
18 5 - Sin is punished
18 5 - Suicide and sin
18 6 - -30- Divine pardon
18 6 - Divine fulfilment
18 6 - Truth destroys falsity
18 6 - The city of our God
18 6 - Native nothingness of sin
18 6 - Mortal mind's disappearance
19 1 - Hospitality to health and good
19 1 - Cleansing the mind
19 1 - Adam and the senses
19 1 - Sickness will abate
19 2 - Wickedness is not man
19 2 - Embryonic sinful thoughts
19 2 - Divine energy
19 2 - Anatomy defined
19 3 - Truth is not inverted
19 3 - -3- Evil obsolete
19 3 - Fear comes of error
19 3 - Individual permanency
19 3 - The kingdom within
19 4 - Murder brings its curse
19 4 - Animal tendency
19 4 - Malicious barbarity
19 4 - The conflict with purity
19 5 - Hidden agents
19 5 - Motives considered
19 5 - Mental crimes
19 5 - Appetites to be abandoned
19 6 - Ascendency of good
19 6 - Arena of contest
19 6 - Millennial glory
19 6 - Spirit and flesh
20 1 - Sickness as only thought
20 1 - Allness of Truth
20 1 - Mythical pleasure
20 1 - Mortals unlike immortals
20 1 - Elohistic plurality
20 1 - Divinity not childless
20 1 - Thought-forms
20 2 - ARK
20 2 - Erroneous conception
20 2 - Cleansing upheaval
20 3 - -24- God the parent Mind
20 3 - -25- Man reflects the perfect God
20 3 - Conversion of Saul
20 3 - Peremptory demands
20 3 - Man reflects God
20 3 - Undesirable records
20 3 - True life eternal
20 3 - Eternal beauty
20 4 - God's man discerned
20 4 - The Christ-element
20 4 - Man's entity
20 4 - The Christ treatment
20 4 - Beatific presence
20 5 - Disease a dream
20 5 - Sense yields to understanding
20 5 - Human frailty
20 5 - Sickness from mortal mind
20 6 - Man linked with Spirit
20 6 - Individual permanency
20 6 - Immortal models
20 6 - Spiritual discovery
20 6 - Mind one and all
21 1 - Mental and physical oneness
21 1 - The so-called physical ego
21 1 - Automatic mechanism
21 1 - Brain not intelligent
21 1 - What the senses originate
21 1 - Sense and pure Soul
21 2 - Eradicate error from thought
21 2 - Mortal mind controlled
21 2 - Spiritualized consciousness
21 2 - Need and supply
21 2 - Prophetic ignorance
21 3 - Life only in Spirit
21 3 - Soul impeccable
21 3 - Dictation of error
21 3 - Truth's witness
21 3 - Sense-dreams
21 4 - Mental propagation
21 4 - Indestructible life of man
21 4 - Spiritual tangibility
21 4 - Five senses deceptive
21 4 - Error's power imaginary
21 5 - Reflection of Spirit
21 5 - Mental propagation
21 5 - Thought-forms
21 5 - Sensationless body
21 5 - Man governed by Mind
21 6 - Jesus' disregard of matter
21 6 - Real Life is God
21 6 - Immaterial pleasure
21 6 - Second death
21 6 - Divine metaphysics
22 1 - Mankind redeemed
22 1 - Mere negation
22 1 - The genus of error
22 1 - Perfection of divine government
22 1 - Animal magnetism destroyed
22 2 - One government
22 2 - No mediumship
22 2 - Truth by inversion
22 2 - Antagonistic theories
22 2 - Found wanting
22 2 - Key to the kingdom
22 3 - Mythology and materia medica
22 3 - Advancing degrees
22 3 - mental power
22 3 - Personal conclusions
22 4 - Saving the inebriate
22 4 - Temperance reform
22 4 - Universal panacea
22 5 - False claims annihilated
22 5 - Wicked evasions
22 5 - Truth's great results
22 5 - Treasure in heaven
22 5 - Moral retrogression
22 6 - Will-power an animal propensity
22 6 - Divine study
22 6 - The panoply of wisdom
22 6 - The robe of Science
23 1 - One primal cause
23 1 - Causation considered
23 1 - Antagonistic questions
23 1 - Pertinent proposal
23 1 - Sinlessness of Mind, Soul
23 1 - Jurisdiction of Mind
23 2 - Love imparts beauty
23 2 - Birthright of man
23 2 - Divine providence
23 2 - Salvation is through reform
23 3 - Mind the only cause
23 3 - Fear as the foundation
23 3 - Progress demanded
23 3 - Hygiene ineffectual
23 3 - Scientific corrective
23 4 - Ideas and identities
23 4 - No new creation
23 4 - Human reflection
23 4 - Science and Christianity
23 4 - God's creation intact
23 5 - Immortal models
23 5 - Mortal man a mis-creator
23 5 - Dwelling in dreamland
23 5 - Spiritual discovery
23 5 - Unscientific introspection
23 6 - Scientific offspring
23 6 - Perfection of creation
23 6 - Infinity measureless
23 6 - Spiritual proofs of existence
24 1 - Exclusion of malpractice
24 1 - Choose ye today
24 1 - Unscientific introspection
24 1 - Within the veil
24 1 - Loving God supremely
24 1 - Spiritualized consciousness
24 2 - Contradict error
24 2 - Justice and substitution
24 2 - Final purpose
24 2 - Righteous retribution
24 2 - Error destroyed, not pardoned
24 2 - Sectarianism and opposition
24 2 - Spiritual gateway
24 3 - Forgetfulness of self
24 3 - Laws of nature spiritual
24 3 - Intelligent consecration
24 3 - Infinity's reflection
24 3 - Christian history
24 3 - Help and hindrance
24 4 - Cramping systems
24 4 - Love casteth out fear
24 4 - Substance is Spirit
24 4 - How healing was lost
24 4 - Results of faith in Truth
24 4 - Disease far more docile than iniquity
24 5 - Unscientific introspection
24 5 - Self-reliance and confidence
24 5 - Trustworthy beneficence
24 5 - Truth's witness
24 5 - Practical success
24 5 - Our belief and understanding
24 6 - Assistance in brotherhood
24 6 - -25- Man reflects the perfect God
24 6 - Patience and final perfection
24 6 - Two chief commands
24 6 - Perfect models
24 6 - Veritable success
25 1 - Inadequate theories of creation
25 1 - Finite views of Deity
25 1 - Mindless methods
25 1 - Deadness in sin
25 1 - -21- The divine Ego
25 2 - The Christian's privilege
25 2 - Scientific translations
25 2 - Spirit and flesh
25 2 - -18- The only substance
25 2 - Human power a blind force
25 2 - The one real power
25 3 - Certain contradictions
25 3 - Unescapable dilemma
25 3 - Spiritual translation
25 3 - Rejected theories
25 4 - Elementary electricity
25 4 - The counterfeit forces
25 4 - All force mental
25 4 - Death but an illusion
25 5 - Truth's volume
25 5 - The darkest hours of all
25 5 - Arena of contest
25 5 - Divine propagation
25 6 - A closed question
25 6 - Mortals unlike immortals
25 6 - God's creation intact
25 6 - Astronomic unfoldings
25 6 - Divine nature appearing
26 1 - Heralds of Science
26 1 - Mental emancipation
26 1 - Truth's ordeal
26 1 - House of bondage
26 2 - Spiritual gateway
26 2 - Decapitation of error
26 2 - Narrow pathway
26 2 - Christian warfare
26 3 - -13- The divine Principle and idea
26 3 - Scientific foreseeing
26 3 - Biblical basis
26 3 - Prophetic ignorance
26 3 - The great conflict
26 4 - The unity of Science and Christianity
26 4 - Rebukes helpful
26 4 - New era in Jesus
26 4 - Absence of Christ-power
26 4 - Promise perpetual
26 5 - Dawning of spiritual facts
26 5 - The new Evangel
26 5 - Solitary research
26 5 - Scriptural foundations
26 6 - True estimate of God's messenger
26 6 - Harmonious lifework
26 6 - The shrine celestial
26 6 - The conflict with purity

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